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UK & World News / Re: Slow death of a loggerhead
« Last Post by HiFi on Saturday, 26 May, 2018 @ 14:42:03 »
I think this is typical of hijacking / jumping on the bandwagon of plastic pollution.
Fishing with nets etc. has gone on for centuries and is not connected to the recycling nonsense that has stopped plastic being buried in the ground or incinerated.
I'm now just waiting for the first coffee shop to seek some publicity and say that they will no longer serve their cappuccinos in fishing nets.
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UK & World News / Re: Slow death of a loggerhead
« Last Post by Colleywobble on Saturday, 26 May, 2018 @ 14:40:51 »
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Plastic pollution: Images of a global problem

In its June issue, National Geographic magazine has published a selection of startling photos highlighting the vast amounts of discarded plastic choking the world's oceans, shorelines and rivers.

Wildlife, particularly marine animals, are at risk when they become entangled in plastic waste, or ingest it.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44215881
These pictures are so sad!
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UK & World News / Re: Slow death of a loggerhead
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 26 May, 2018 @ 12:19:03 »
Good question, Tony.

Here's another piccie:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44223255

Less pleasant pics in link above.
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UK & World News / Re: Slow death of a loggerhead
« Last Post by TonyD on Saturday, 26 May, 2018 @ 11:16:20 »
Emotive picture, but would the turtle be any better off if the fishing net was made of a natural material?
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UK & World News / Re: Slow death of a loggerhead
« Last Post by U4ea on Saturday, 26 May, 2018 @ 02:39:57 »
Grrrr!
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UK & World News / Slow death of a loggerhead
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 25 May, 2018 @ 21:56:44 »
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Plastic pollution: Images of a global problem

In its June issue, National Geographic magazine has published a selection of startling photos highlighting the vast amounts of discarded plastic choking the world's oceans, shorelines and rivers.

Wildlife, particularly marine animals, are at risk when they become entangled in plastic waste, or ingest it.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44215881
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Greek News / Re: Bigger withdrawals?
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 24 May, 2018 @ 10:33:53 »
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Cash withdrawal limit is set to double

The government is expected to raise the maximum amount that people can withdraw from their bank accounts each month from 2,300 euros to 4,000-5,000 euros, as the capital controls are eased further. This is seen happening after the country’s creditors grant their approval, which is expected next month.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/228985/article/ekathimerini/business/cash-withdrawal-limit-is-set-to-double
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 @ 21:12:31 »
Magnitude   ML 2.8
Region   GREECE
Date time   2018-05-23 06:52:53.1 UTC
Location   38.17 N ; 20.58 E
Depth   20 km
Distances   276 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 09:52:53.1 2018-05-23
101 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 09:52:53.1 2018-05-23
8 km E of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 09:52:53.1 2018-05-23
2 km W of Valsamáta, Greece / pop: 1,100 / local time: 09:52:53.1 2018-05-23
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=668279
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 @ 00:07:30 »
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Temperatures to reach 30C over UK bank holiday weekend
Met Office says mercury could hit near-record levels in parts of south-east on Monday
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/22/temperatures-to-reach-30c-over-uk-bank-holiday-weekend
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Greek News / Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 @ 14:22:44 »
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New property tax rates to be introduced over three years

The Finance Ministry is processing a plan for the gradual application of the new "objective values" (property rates used for tax purposes) so as to spread the extra burden on property owners over three years.

This way millions of owners won’t have to pay a massively increased bill for their Single Property Tax (ENFIA) bill this August as the country prepares for its exit from the bailout program, but instead just a third of the additional tax due.

However, the creditors have not yet approved this plan, and that is not going to happen before early June, when they get the final data on the ENFIA test calculation based on the new rates.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/228900/article/ekathimerini/business/new-property-tax-rates-to-be-introduced-over-three-years
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