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Hoaxes & Scams / Xiaomi smartphone scam
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 12 November, 2018 @ 20:25:40 »
Xiaomi criticised for UK smartphone £1 flash sale

"Flash sales" publicising a Chinese smartphone company's UK launch have sparked a backlash on social media.

Xiaomi advertised two of its new handsets for £1 each last week as part of a "crazy deals" promotion.

But it has emerged that each flash sale involved only two or three phones and Xiaomi had set its website to say: "Sold out," as soon as the sale opened.
Kefalonia News / Re: The last survivor
« Last Post by Colleywobble on Friday, 09 November, 2018 @ 21:45:11 »
What a very moving story.
Kefalonia News / The last survivor
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 09 November, 2018 @ 21:30:06 »
Last veteran of Cephalonia remembers soldier who spared him
Bruno Bertoldi, a survivor of the 1943 massacre on the Greek island tells how he escaped death: “My would-be executioner was from Bolzano, we knew each other; he enlisted with me, but then joined the Wehrmacht”
UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 08 November, 2018 @ 19:16:02 »
UK weather forecast: Heavy rain, gales and flooding to cause transport disruption and risk of power cuts

The UK is set to be lashed by “heavy and persistent” rain, gale-force winds and potential flooding.

The Met Office has forecast increasingly rainy weather for the next few days, with a downpour moving eastwards over England, Scotland and Wales on Thursday.

While Friday will see a bright morning, heavy rain and gale-force winds are forecast to reach parts of England and Scotland by the evening.

The weekend is likely to remain unsettled, with showers or longer spells of rain particularly in the west and south.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for rain and wind over the next few days, cautioning that homes and businesses could be flooded, transport delays are expected, and power cuts could occur.
Greek News / Re: More strikes coming soon
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 08 November, 2018 @ 02:43:07 »
The federation representing the country’s hospital doctors, OENGE, said it would join the action.
Greek News / PPC pay per paper bill
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 07 November, 2018 @ 14:24:30 »
PPC to charge its customers one euro for each paper bill

Public Power Corporation [ΔΕΗ] has said that it will start charging its customers one euro for every paper bill it sends out to them every two months, encouraging them to register on its website for an electronic bill instead.

PPC, which controls over 80 percent of the local electricity market, will start charging its customers as of December 1 and any customers who register for an e-bill by December 31 will get a refund of one euro in their next bill.
Greek History & Culture / Re: Historic Greek villa for sale
« Last Post by Misty on Monday, 05 November, 2018 @ 20:13:22 »
If it's sold, wonder how much they'll want for a week's rental in May.  ;)
Greek History & Culture / Historic Greek villa for sale
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 05 November, 2018 @ 12:06:32 »
Historic Greek Villa Up For Sale

A majestic villa overlooking the town of Hydra in the Aegean is up for sale by the Sotheby’s group with a price tag of 4.5 million euros.

Grande Dame was constructed in 1808 by Venetian architects and was the residence of Andreas Miaoulis the famous Greek admiral and politician who commanded the Greek Naval forces during the War of Independence.
Greek News / Re: 6.8 'quake shakes Zakynthos
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 05 November, 2018 @ 11:33:46 »
Earthquake expert on Zakynthos tremors: aftershocks can last 1-2 months

An earthquake expert says Sunday’s strong aftershocks near the island of Zakynthos are nothing to worry about.

“Me and my colleagues have said the aftershocks will continue and that magnitudes can be considerable, like in early Sunday,” Gerassimos Papadopoulos, head of the Institute of Geodynamics Research Center at the Athens Observatory told state TV ERT. “There is no reason for the people to worry.”

Damage to Zakynthos buildings after strong quake assessed

Inspectors said on Saturday that 120 of the 250 buildings that were damaged two weeks ago by the 6.4 magnitude quake on the Ionian island of Zakynthos have been declared unsafe.
Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 04 November, 2018 @ 13:09:29 »
Magnitude   ML 3.5
Region   GREECE
Date time   2018-11-04 02:43:59.5 UTC
Location   38.00 N ; 20.82 E
Depth   5 km
Distances   254 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 04:43:59.5 2018-11-04
85 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 04:43:59.5 2018-11-04
24 km N of Zákynthos, Greece / pop: 11,600 / local time: 04:43:59.5 2018-11-04
17 km S of Póros, Greece / pop: 1,100 / local time: 04:43:59.5 2018-11-04
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