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UK & World News / Re: Hotmail Outlook Email Down
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 @ 23:00:55 »
Not sure this is related but could be more problems ahead, for some:

Apple's iOS 11 update is blocking Microsoft email accounts from sending messages using the default Mail app for iPhone and iPad.

While the emails from, Office 365 and Exchange 2016 addresses were compatible with previous versions of iOS, the software update released yesterday caused emails to fail to send.

Users trying to use a Microsoft email account on Mail have been with the message: "Cannot Send Mail. The message was rejected by the server."
Kefalonia News / Re: Skala robbery
« Last Post by Colleywobble on Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 @ 14:32:54 »
Oh dear a bit of a shock for Kerry and Thomas. Hope they havn't sustained any damage. A bit alarming when its your business. Just pleased that it hasn't happened whilst they were around.
Kefalonia News / Re: Tragata on Kefalonia
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 @ 12:04:22 »
You wouldn't want to put your mower and moped in one of them things!

Think there's some of the originals still standing at Atheras bay.
Kefalonia News / Skala robbery
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 @ 10:58:01 »
ATM attached to Symposium broken into around 04:30 EEST this morning. Unconfirmed amount of cash stolen. Police considering possibility thieves escaped by sea.

Photo: Apostolos Travlos
Holidays in Hellas / EASYJET 2018
« Last Post by BeeTee on Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 @ 10:27:13 »
Flights now available to book up till June 24 2018.
Holidays in Hellas / easyJet Spring 2018 flights & prices
« Last Post by TonyD on Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 @ 10:24:48 »
Kefalonia News / Re: Tragata on Kefalonia
« Last Post by BeeTee on Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 @ 22:31:09 »
They make my garden shed look a bit pathetic.
Kefalonia News / Tragata on Kefalonia
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 @ 21:41:34 »

This tragata (a cabin-on-stilts used to use during olive harvest — for tools, afternoon naps, etc.) stands in Kefalonia, Greece, an island in the Ionian Sea. It was designed by Hiboux architects of Athens in collaboration with Studio Genua architects of Berlin (many of them can be seen in action). Until the 1960s, when more permanent concrete structures became more popular, tragatas where very commonly encountered on the island (my great-grandpa also had one). They were often built on cypress stilts, while reeds and fern were used for the hut itself. In the modern version we cut and weaved reed that we found in a nearby creek. We used impregnated wood for the main body of the construction.

More pics in link (legit website, see Guardian article)
Holidays in Hellas / Taxes v tourism
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 @ 14:02:22 »
Government price-hiking policies strangling Greek tourism

At present, Greece is attractive to tourists for its low prices. Beers from €1.50 a bottle to €4.50 for a pint of draught (depending on where you choose to drink), cigarettes at €4, happy hours at all times of day and night.

But you could be forgiven for thinking that the Greek government, under pressure from the EU, is intent on damaging tourism, the one growth industry in its shrinking economy.
Greek News / The Greek gold mine controversy
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 @ 13:50:11 »
The Greek gold mine controversy: Investment in the future, or environmental disaster?

For years opinions have been divided over a gold mine in Greece. Its advocates talk about jobs and investments, while its opponents worry about irreparable environmental damage. The government is saying nothing at all.

Interesting read
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