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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 14 December, 2017 @ 16:02:06 »
Magnitude   mb 4.3
Region   IONIAN SEA
Date time   2017-12-14 02:08:34.7 UTC
Location   37.66 N ; 19.76 E
Depth   0 km
Distances   350 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 04:08:34.7 2017-12-14
185 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 04:08:34.7 2017-12-14
86 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 04:08:34.7 2017-12-14
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=635678


Magnitude   ML 3.1
Region   IONIAN SEA
Date time   2017-12-14 04:18:17.2 UTC
Location   37.65 N ; 19.75 E
Depth   1 km
Distances   351 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 06:18:17.2 2017-12-14
186 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 06:18:17.2 2017-12-14
88 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 06:18:17.2 2017-12-14
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=635694
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Greek News / One in three
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 14 December, 2017 @ 14:14:31 »
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Eurostat: One in 3 residents in Greece face 'material, social deprivation'

Greece ranks third, from the bottom, in terms of Eurostat's "Material and social deprivation" report for 2016, with only Romania and Bulgaria posting a worse performance.

The specific rate for recession-battered Greece reached 36 percent in 2016.

Overall, 16 percent of the Union's population - roughly 75 million people - were recorded as being affected by material and social deprivation.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1303876/eurostat-one-in-3-residents-in-greece-face-material-social-deprivation
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 @ 21:50:03 »
Magnitude   ML 2.0
Region   GREECE
Date time   2017-12-13 03:10:01.3 UTC
Location   38.10 N ; 20.25 E
Depth   20 km
Distances   305 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 05:10:01.3 2017-12-13
131 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 05:10:01.3 2017-12-13
23 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 05:10:01.3 2017-12-13
20 km SW of Lixoúrion, Greece / pop: 3,800 / local time: 05:10:01.3 2017-12-13
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=635491
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Greek News / Re: Gyros to go
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 @ 21:45:20 »
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Doner kebabs: ban on additive phosphates rejected by European Parliament
The Parliament narrowly failed to back a ban despite health concerns

The European Parliament has narrowly voted against an EU-wide ban on a chemical ingredient widely used in doner kebabs across the continent.

MEPs needed an absolute majority of 376 to ban phosphates from food, but just 373 voted in favour, against 272, with 30 abstentions.

The industrial meat industry uses phosphates as a preservative in frozen meats, but critics say there is evidence that the chemical causes increased rates of cardiovascular disease.

Had the chemical been banned, the meat industry would have likely been able to use another additive in kebabs – though some MEPs have tried to portray the showdown as being about the future of the popular dish.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/doner-kebab-ban-eu-phosphates-additive-health-effects-european-parliament-vote-results-a8108031.html#commentsDiv
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Greek News / Re: Boat tax (TEPAI)
« Last Post by Jolly Roger on Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 @ 08:18:34 »
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The Greek Parliament has agreed legislation which, upon implementation, will introduce a tax which will apply to boats (except boats of less than 7m in length) in Greek Territorial Waters regardless of the vessel's flag state or the nationality of the owner.

Although the legislation includes basic details of the amounts that will be payable, it leaves the reader with many questions about what it will mean in reality.

There is currently neither a comprehensive explanation available of how the tax will be applied in practice nor a timetable for its implementation. As and when definitive information becomes available we will publish it on this page.

This is not the first time the Greek Parliament has agreed legislation which was intended to introduce such a tax. In 2013 similar legislation was agreed and at that time the RYA, through its membership of the European Boating Association (which represents 1.5 million boaters across Europe and of which the RYA is a founder member), wrote to the European Commission to express concern that the tax appeared to conflict with the Commission’s efforts to encourage recreational boat tourism within the EU. The RYA also sought the Commission’s views on whether the tax was compatible with EU taxation laws. The European Commission reviewed the Greek legislation and concluded that the tax did not contravene EU law.

http://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge-advice/boating-abroad/country-specific-advice/Pages/greece.aspx
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Greek News / Re: More strikes coming soon
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 @ 22:22:35 »
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A four-hour walkout by air-traffic controllers will mean a number of domestic flights will be canceled between 8 a.m. and noon.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/224122/article/ekathimerini/news/commuters-face-upheaval-as-transport-workers-join-strike
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Going Geek info / Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.126
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 @ 17:48:17 »
Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.126
freeware, released 12/12/17

Can't find any release notes but probably includes security updates. Will auto-update in most browsers, check which version you've got installed.

Available from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 11 December, 2017 @ 22:10:26 »
Magnitude   ML 2.3
Region   GREECE
Date time   2017-12-11 08:07:54.1 UTC
Location   38.08 N ; 20.24 E
Depth   20 km
Distances   305 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 10:07:54.1 2017-12-11
132 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 10:07:54.1 2017-12-11
25 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 10:07:54.1 2017-12-11
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=635174
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 11 December, 2017 @ 18:00:47 »
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Santa's Grotto forced to close because of too much snow
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/11/santas-grotto-forced-close-much-snow/

 :x-iroll:
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 11 December, 2017 @ 11:31:58 »
Magnitude   ML 3.1
Region   GREECE
Date time   2017-12-11 03:36:59.8 UTC
Location   38.09 N ; 20.25 E
Depth   19 km
Distances   305 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 05:36:59.8 2017-12-11
131 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 05:36:59.8 2017-12-11
23 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 05:36:59.8 2017-12-11
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=635115
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