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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 17 June, 2018 @ 17:36:14 »
Bye 'eck, Tony, you're complaining it's not rained!?! Not sure this will bring much comfort:

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UK weather: Mini-heatwave could see temperatures match hottest day of the year so far

The UK is set to experience another mini-heatwave as temperatures are expected to climb as high as 28C in parts of the country.

Unfortunately the soaring temperatures will only be felt in London and the southeast, with the Met Office spokesperson adding that "temperatures in northern parts of the country will remain in the teens and low 20s".

While the midweek temperatures are forecast to get quite high, the UK's weather will cool down again as we go into the weekend.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-latest-forecast-heatwave-summer-hot-temperature-a8402991.html
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 16 June, 2018 @ 20:08:04 »
Magnitude   ML 2.5
Region   GREECE
Date time   2018-06-16 09:40:07.8 UTC
Location   38.09 N ; 20.23 E
Depth   1 km
Distances   306 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 12:40:07.8 2018-06-16
133 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 12:40:07.8 2018-06-16
25 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 12:40:07.8 2018-06-16
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=677243
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Kefalonia News / Re: Notable dates 2018
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 16 June, 2018 @ 09:57:52 »


Tzannata Festival, 23 June. Food, wine, music, dancing under the plane trees in the village square.
Starts around 21:00, finishes........
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Greek News / Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 16 June, 2018 @ 08:59:20 »
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Increases of up to 61.54 percent and reductions of up to 37.5 percent delineate the breadth of new objective tax criteria approved by the finance ministry this week - rates on which property taxes will be based for 2018. 

Higher rates were approved for several "working class" or middle-class districts in the greater Athens area, such as Keratea, Perama and Drapetsona, as well as on Crete and other islands. At the same time, pricey inner city Athens districts will also witness property rate hikes.

Conversely, many of the more affluent districts of Athens and Thessaloniki will see objective tax criteria fall, given that in previous years such rates were judged to be exorbitantly high.

However, the majority of rates by which the property tax (ENFIA) is calculated remained the same.
https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1360854/new-objective-tax-criteria-rates-for-property-approved-by-finance-ministry
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by TonyKath on Thursday, 14 June, 2018 @ 17:01:53 »
Hector didn't bring anywhere near as much rain as we hoped/was predicted. It's been bone dry in NW UK for 4-5 weeks now.  :oki:
Tony
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Kefalonia News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by Bryan-in-Kilkis on Thursday, 14 June, 2018 @ 14:30:27 »
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UK weather: Britain to be 'hotter than Greece' as temperatures soar to 25C bringing week-long sizzle

And while Brits could be heading outdoors to enjoy the bright weather, holiday makers in Kefalonia, Greece, are looking at temperatures of around 20C - five below those forecast in the UK.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-britain-hotter-greece-12336025

Hm, maybe. It does seem that Kef weather can be a bit dull when it's warm and sunny in the UK but, of course, decent weather in the UK rarely lasts long.

Well, all I can say is that we have had 32 and 33°C in Kilkis for several days now...
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 14 June, 2018 @ 14:15:08 »
Magnitude   ML 2.9
Region   IONIAN SEA
Date time   2018-06-14 05:38:52.4 UTC
Location   37.77 N ; 20.01 E
Depth   4 km
Distances   327 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 08:38:52.4 2018-06-14
160 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 08:38:52.4 2018-06-14
62 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 08:38:52.4 2018-06-14
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=675989
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Greek News / Re: North Macedonia
« Last Post by TonyKath on Thursday, 14 June, 2018 @ 14:00:12 »
Thanks for the link, Maik. Didn't expect to say this but it is quite interesting. It's a much more comprehensive agreement than just names. It includes abandoning all claims to each other's territory and opposing all such irredentist claims by others within each country's own  territory. There is also a major concession by N. Macedonia regarding recognition of and respect towards Greek "patrimony" within its territory, effectively allowing Greece to claim Alexander the Great etc.  N. Macedonia will also abandon irredentist symbols on flags etc. i. e the Vergina Star.

No wonder there's a lot of kerfuffle on both sides.

Tony
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 14 June, 2018 @ 13:52:42 »
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Fraport Ups Investments at 14 Regional Airports in View of Rising Arrivals

Fraport’s investments in the 14 regional airports are listed as follows: ... 23.9 million euros for Kefalonia Airport with an outlook to 2029.
https://news.gtp.gr/2018/06/13/fraport-ups-investments-14-regional-airports-view-rising-arrivals

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Kefalonia News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 14 June, 2018 @ 02:04:51 »
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Weather warnings: Ionion Islands

valid from 14.06.2018 18:00 CET Until 15.06.2018 00:00 CET
Thunderstorms 
Awareness Level: Yellow
Locally Thunderstorms
http://meteoalarm.eu/en_UK/0/0/GR010-Greece.html

For the Eptanisa as a whole, Kef could escape thunderstorms today but the forecast for the week ahead isn't looking too good at the moment.
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