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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 08/04/20
« Last Post by disco69 on Wednesday, 08 April, 2020 @ 09:08:19 »
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Pandas mate for first time in 10 years after coronavirus shuts down zoo
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/pandas-coronavirus-mating-baby-breeding-ocean-park-zoo-hong-kong-a9453976.html


Probably not the only ones who don't like to preform in front of an audience  ;)
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 08/04/20
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 08 April, 2020 @ 08:24:09 »
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Twitter founder commits £812 million to fight pandemic

Twitter founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey is setting aside one billion dollars (£812 million) in stock to establish a philanthropic venture aimed initially at fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-04-08/twitter-founder-commits-812-million-to-fight-pandemic/
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kefalonia in National Geographic
« Last Post by Jolly Roger on Wednesday, 08 April, 2020 @ 08:20:37 »
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Photo story: getting to know rural traditions in Kefalonia
Traditions cling to this Ionian island like the gnarled olive trees that hang from its limestone cliffs and frame its legendary beaches.

Published in the April 2020 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)
https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel/2020/03/photo-story-rural-traditions-kefalonia

Reads like typical tourist blurb but the piccies are rather good.

The 'very traditional' cafe, featured in Argostoli is called Τζιβρας, but better known to Brits as 'Brothers Grim'. Our favourite for many years for lunch when shopping in Argostoli. All food is cooked fresh every day and you choose from a display at the kitchen counter.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 08/04/20
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 08 April, 2020 @ 03:56:03 »
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 08/04/20
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 08 April, 2020 @ 03:50:57 »
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Jimmy Greaves: Former England, Spurs, Chelsea & West Ham striker admitted to hospital

Former England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves is being treated in hospital for an unspecified illness.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52209724
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 08/04/20
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 08 April, 2020 @ 03:49:02 »
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Coronavirus: 'Keep cats indoors', vets recommend

Veterinary scientists have recommended cat owners keep their pets indoors to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

But the British Veterinary Association said "owners should not worry" about any risk of infection from their pets.

"There isn't a single case of a pet dog or cat infecting a human with Covid-19," Dr Angel Almendros, from City University in Hong Kong, told BBC News.

Research has shown cats may be able to catch the virus from other cats.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52204534
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Grapevine / News Briefs / 08/04/20
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 08 April, 2020 @ 03:47:22 »
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Rent cut is granted to most

The range of coverage of the 40 percent discount on rent payments for the month of April for enterprises and workers has been expanded according to an amendment the government has tabled in Parliament. The decision has drawn a strong reaction from property owners, for whom the government has provided no breaks, and who sarcastically note that “property owners may live in another world that does not suffer any consequences from the coronavirus.”
http://www.ekathimerini.com/251457/article/ekathimerini/business/rent-cut-is-granted-to-most
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 07/04/20
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 07 April, 2020 @ 17:12:51 »
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Kefalonia News / Kefalonia in National Geographic
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 07 April, 2020 @ 17:07:53 »
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Photo story: getting to know rural traditions in Kefalonia
Traditions cling to this Ionian island like the gnarled olive trees that hang from its limestone cliffs and frame its legendary beaches.

Published in the April 2020 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)
https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel/2020/03/photo-story-rural-traditions-kefalonia

Reads like typical tourist blurb but the piccies are rather good.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 07/04/20
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 07 April, 2020 @ 12:28:53 »
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Pink supermoon set to grace skies over the UK

A pink supermoon is set to brighten the night skies on Tuesday – though there will not be any noticeable colour difference, as the name might suggest.

Stargazers can expect to see the next full moon over the UK, peaking during the early hour of Wednesday at 3.35am.

Despite its name, there is no actual colour change to the appearance of the lunar surface – it is a Northern Native American reference to an early-blooming wildflower, which starts to pop up in the US and Canada at the beginning of spring.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-04-07/pink-supermoon-set-to-grace-skies-over-the-uk/
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