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Weird Wild Wacky / Giant python crashes through bank ceiling
« Last Post by BeeTee on Sunday, 14 October, 2018 @ 19:20:29 »
Workers at a bank in south China's Nanning City got the fright of their lives when a python suddenly crashed through the ceiling.

See video here...
https://news.sky.com/video/its-a-snake-stick-up-bank-staff-flee-intruder-11525636
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Holidays in Hellas / Flights from Southampton to kefalonia - 2019
« Last Post by BeeTee on Sunday, 14 October, 2018 @ 19:10:49 »
A company called flylolo.com is advertising flights from Southampton to Kefalonia on Mondays during July, August and September 2019.

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Flylolo is a flight operator specialising in 'peak season only' flights, catering for individuals and families who require flights during school holidays.

https://www.loloflights.com/
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Going Geek info / Re: 'Free'* Windows 10 upgrade
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 13 October, 2018 @ 13:18:38 »
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Windows 10 Audio Not Working After Installing Latest Windows Updates

Lot's of reports are coming in that Windows 10 users are finding that their audio is no longer working on their computer after installing the latest Windows updates.

Windows Updates have become a complete mess lately, with the latest October 2018 Update deleting user's files, Patch Tuesday updates causing crashes because of incompatible keyboard drivers, and now users are finding that their audio drivers are broken.

While there has been no word about this from Microsoft, numerous users are posting on Reddit, the Microsoft forums, and Twitter about their audio no longer working after installing this week's Patch Tuesday updates.  Windows 10 just states "No Audio Device is installed".

Thankfully, users have come up with a solution on their own, which is described below.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-audio-not-working-after-installing-latest-windows-updates/
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 13 October, 2018 @ 13:04:55 »
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Storm Callum expected to bring more heavy rain and flooding to UK
People in western parts of UK warned to expect more heavy rain and strong winds

Heavy downpours are expected on Saturday as Storm Callum continues to batter the UK and cause disruption, with flights and train services cancelled.

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for parts of the Dorset coast, as well as 58 flood alerts across England, while Natural Resources Wales has 28 flood warnings and 39 flood alerts in place.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/13/storm-callum-expected-to-bring-more-heavy-rain-and-flooding-to-uk
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Greek News / Re: Greek Red Cross-ed off
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 13 October, 2018 @ 03:21:59 »
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Statement on suspension of the Hellenic Red Cross as a member of IFRC

Geneva, 11 October 2018 – The Governing Board of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has voted to suspend the membership of the Hellenic Red Cross. The suspension of membership will come into force on 1 January 2019 if Hellenic Red Cross is unable to address concerns related to its governance.
https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/press-release/statement-suspension-hellenic-red-cross-member-ifrc/
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Greek News / Re: Greek Red Cross-ed off
« Last Post by TonyKath on Thursday, 11 October, 2018 @ 22:37:16 »
Strewth!  :oki:

Tony
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Holidays in Hellas / Kef, a good September
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 October, 2018 @ 21:24:48 »
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Rhodes, Ionian Isles Mark Record-breaking Tourist Arrivals in Sept 2018

The Ionian islands meanwhile, including Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Corfu, also  recorded double-digit growth in terms of arrival for the month of September and in the overall nine-month period, which was up by 13 percent.

Kefalonia international arrivals were up by 21.5 percent as was domestic traffic by 18.5 percent.
https://news.gtp.gr/2018/10/11/rhodes-ionian-isles-mark-record-breaking-tourist-arrivals-sept-2018/
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Greek News / Re: Microbreweries multiplying
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 October, 2018 @ 21:18:41 »
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Paros beer among world's top six in 2018 Great Taste Awards

A Belgian-style wheat beer made on the Greek island of Paros - 56 Isles Aegean Wit - has been voted among the world's top six great tasting beers, winning an unprecedented three stars in the 2018 Great Taste Awards.

The same microbrewery that makes '56 Isles Aegean Wit' also won two stars for its blonde Pilsner - the first-ever Greek beer to win a star in the Great Taste awards in 2017 - and one star for its '56 Isles session IPA' appearing for the first year.
https://int.ert.gr/paros-beer-among-worlds-top-six-in-2018-great-taste-awards/
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Greek News / Re: Greek Red Cross-ed off
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 October, 2018 @ 21:14:59 »
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Greek Red Cross says no notification yet over its alleged suspension by Geneva-based IRC

The Greek affiliate of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (IRC), the Hellenic Red Cross, on Thursday stressed that it has not received any official notification by the venerable Geneva-based organization of its suspension.

Numerous press reports in Athens earlier in the day reported that the IRC was suspending its Greece affiliate, ostensibly over allegations of past mismanagement and failure by the Hellenic Red Cross to revise its charter towards making the organization more open to its volunteer force, among others, as well as holding elections for its board.

In a hastily released press statement, the Hellenic Red Cross noted that "we'd like to inform that we have not received any decision so far."
https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1401328/greek-red-cross-says-no-notification-yet-over-its-alleged-suspension-by-geneva-based-irc
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