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Kefalonia News / Upgrading the landing route at Cephalonia Airport
« Last Post by BeeTee on Saturday, 21 October, 2017 @ 13:15:35 »
Looks like some work has already started at the airport, Google translation 

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The upgrading of the route to Cephalonia Airport started

 FRAPORT has launched its contractual obligations with the Greek State and Kefalonia Airport ANNA POLATOY. It concerns the extension and upgrading of the landing / take-off runway in order to be absolutely safe but also to accept larger planes.

There will also be a state-of-the-art system that will make it easier for pilots to board their airplane.

The project is carried out within the boundaries of the airport. We will monitor the progress of the project and will inform you.

http://www.kefaloniapress.gr/2017/10/21/xekinise-to-ergo-anavathmisis-tou-aerodiadromou-sto-aerodromio-kefalonias/
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UK & World News / May: Greeks can stay
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 20 October, 2017 @ 13:24:06 »
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Theresa May calls on Greek expats to stay in the UK

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has voiced her gratitude to the tens of thousands of Greeks who have chosen Britain as their new home, asking them to remain in her country even after its exit from the European Union. She also said the rights of all EU citizens are among her prime concerns in the so-called “Brexit” negotiations with Brussels.

In an interview with Greek daily Ta Nea published on Friday, the British premier thanked the 70,000 Greeks who have moved to the UK, saying “we appreciate their significant contribution in our culture and society, in our universities and economy.”
http://www.ekathimerini.com/222622/article/ekathimerini/news/theresa-may-calls-on-greek-expats-to-stay-in-the-uk
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 20 October, 2017 @ 02:16:52 »
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Storm Brian: Strong winds set to hit British Isles

An Atlantic storm, which is due to hit parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland this weekend, has been named Brian, the Irish Met office has said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41684485
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Greek News / Varoufakis: capitalism is ending
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 20 October, 2017 @ 02:15:46 »
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Capitalism is ending because it has made itself obsolete, former Greek finance minister Yannis Varoufakis says

The former economics professor told an audience at University College London that the rise of giant technology corporations and artificial intelligence will cause the current economic system to undermine itself.

He added: “Capitalism is going to undermine capitalism, because they are producing all these technologies that will make corporations and the private means of production obsolete.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/yannis-varoufakis-capitalism-ending-obsolete-former-greek-finance-minister-artificial-intelligence-a8006826.html
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UK & World News / The Old Man and the Stork
« Last Post by TonyKath on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 @ 19:00:34 »
I saw this story on the BBC Travel show recently (2nd vid), but the first from Croatian TV is better.  This is the remarkable story of Malena the stork who was found shot 24 years ago but was taken in by Stjepan Vokic who has taken care of her since together with her mate Klepetan who migrates to and from Africa every year.  They are all now internationally famous.





Tony
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 @ 16:44:53 »
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UK weather: Flood warning as big waves and 70mph winds to batter Britain in wake of Storm Ophelia

Strong winds and big waves will batter Britain's coast just days after Storm Ophelia wreaked destruction.

Gusts of 50mph are expected widely across southern England and the west of Wales on Saturday, and winds could reach 70mph in exposed areas.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/19/uk-weather-flood-warning-big-waves-strong-winds-batter-britain/
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 @ 14:57:06 »
Magnitude   ML 2.8
Region   IONIAN SEA
Date time   2017-10-19 02:40:05.1 UTC
Location   37.80 N ; 20.05 E
Depth   1 km
Distances   323 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 05:40:05.1 2017-10-19
156 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 05:40:05.1 2017-10-19
57 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 05:40:05.1 2017-10-19
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=625010
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Greek History & Culture / Re: Mt Athos gender fear
« Last Post by TonyKath on Wednesday, 18 October, 2017 @ 19:13:54 »
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Monks of Mt Athos fear new gender law could enable women into their all-male sanctuary

For more than a thousand years, they have allowed only men to enter their ancient stone monasteries.

But the monks of Mt Athos in Greece now fear that the peace and quiet of their all-male sanctuary is at risk from a new law that allows people to change their gender.

The law, which was passed last week by the parliament in Athens, allows Greeks over the age of 15 to change the gender listed on their identity cards through a simplified court ruling, without proving they have undergone sex-change surgery.

The Orthodox monks fear that the law will enable women to simply declare themselves men in order to earn the right to access the jealously-guarded peninsula in northern Greece.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/17/monks-mt-athos-fear-new-gender-law-could-enable-women-all-male/
What happens if any of the monks wish to change into a woman, might prove to be a bit interesting ???

Especially if they made a habit of it!  :rofl:

Tony
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 18 October, 2017 @ 02:13:31 »
Magnitude   ML 2.5
Region   GREECE
Date time   2017-10-17 13:26:21.9 UTC
Location   38.48 N ; 20.45 E
Depth   6 km
Distances   291 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 16:26:21.9 2017-10-17
115 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 16:26:21.9 2017-10-17
33 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 16:26:21.9 2017-10-17
27 km NW of Itháki, Greece / pop: 1,900 / local time: 16:26:21.9 2017-10-17
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=624704


Magnitude   ML 3.1
Region   GREECE
Date time   2017-10-17 20:32:44.2 UTC
Location   38.45 N ; 20.51 E
Depth   3 km
Distances   286 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 23:32:44.2 2017-10-17
109 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 23:32:44.2 2017-10-17
30 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 23:32:44.2 2017-10-17
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=624780
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Greek History & Culture / Re: Mt Athos gender fear
« Last Post by Colleywobble on Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 @ 21:40:45 »
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Monks of Mt Athos fear new gender law could enable women into their all-male sanctuary

For more than a thousand years, they have allowed only men to enter their ancient stone monasteries.

But the monks of Mt Athos in Greece now fear that the peace and quiet of their all-male sanctuary is at risk from a new law that allows people to change their gender.

The law, which was passed last week by the parliament in Athens, allows Greeks over the age of 15 to change the gender listed on their identity cards through a simplified court ruling, without proving they have undergone sex-change surgery.

The Orthodox monks fear that the law will enable women to simply declare themselves men in order to earn the right to access the jealously-guarded peninsula in northern Greece.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/17/monks-mt-athos-fear-new-gender-law-could-enable-women-all-male/
What happens if any of the monks wish to change into a woman, might prove to be a bit interesting ???
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