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Kef Weather Chart / Re: Kef Weather Charts
« Last Post by TonyKath on Sunday, 02 December, 2018 @ 12:58:31 »
Now that's interesting, didn't expect sea temperatures to be that warm over winter.

I don't normally scroll down, so hadn't seen this comment before now Maik. All these temperatures are taken in fairly shallow water, so may be a bit warmer than further out. If I can manage to swim again through the winter, I will try to go out a bit further!
Bloomin' eck Roger! Didn't realise that's how you got the temps.  You deserve the Meteorologist's Medal!  :btu:
Tony
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Kef Weather Chart / Re: Kef Weather Charts
« Last Post by Jolly Roger on Sunday, 02 December, 2018 @ 08:15:44 »
Thanks for the latest update, Roger.  A slightly strange year, weather-wise, for Kef! Wonder what next year will bring if El Niño appears, as currently predicted.

I think we can see a trend developing. Not so much Global Warming, but more extremes. This is why I started doing an annual roundup of the figures, to highlight this. In fact, if anything, temperatures in Summer appear to be cooler than in the past.
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Kef Weather Chart / Re: Kef Weather Charts
« Last Post by Jolly Roger on Sunday, 02 December, 2018 @ 08:11:34 »
Now that's interesting, didn't expect sea temperatures to be that warm over winter.

I don't normally scroll down, so hadn't seen this comment before now Maik. All these temperatures are taken in fairly shallow water, so may be a bit warmer than further out. If I can manage to swim again through the winter, I will try to go out a bit further!
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UK & World News / Re: Rotherham
« Last Post by TonyKath on Saturday, 01 December, 2018 @ 15:22:58 »
Very interesting Maik. My comment was based on a BBC TV News report and interview with the mother.  The Grauniad covers the story with forensic thoroughness - not surprising given the number of social workers and family law practitioners who read the paper.

I certainly wasn't aware of the Re CD court judgement last year which allows a court to exempt councils from notifying fathers without PR in circumstances such as these. I would certainly expect the council's lawyers to know about it - whether in-house or a contracted in private firm.

The TV report led me to believe that the mother had approached the council voluntarily to request that they "accommodate" her son, i.e. take him into care. The Guardian is clear that this is a council application to a court for a Care Order inder the Act.  This suggests there are important facts not in the public domain as the council has to prove that the child is suffering or is likely to suffer "significant harm", which is quite a high threshold. .  It is well established in case law that the presence of a child abuser in the household, such as Hussain would fulfill the significant harm test - though of course this is not the issue here. One odd thing in this case is that in my experience it is unusual for a council to "accommodate" a teenager, let alone apply for a Care Order.

The reaility is that a particularly nasty abuser like Hussain would never be allowed within a million miles of this kid or any other.  Like you Maik I'm not sure why there is so much grandstanding, though it is right that a rather technical legal point is cleared up.


Tony
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Greek News / Re: Ben: "accidental death"
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 30 November, 2018 @ 19:00:20 »
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Missing Ben Needham: Blood on toy car 'not a match'

Traces of blood on a toy car found amid the search for Ben Needham did not match his DNA, police said.

The missing toddler was 21 months old when he disappeared on the Greek island of Kos in July 1991.

South Yorkshire Police said forensic examinations of the toy, which was recovered from the island, showed no match to Ben or members of his family.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-46400497
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UK & World News / Re: Rotherham
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 30 November, 2018 @ 02:04:11 »
Thanks for that, Tony.

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Last year Rotherham council told Arshid Hussain – the ringleader of a child abuse gang who was jailed for 35 years in 2016 – that he could seek visits from Woodhouse’s son as part of family court proceedings to take the child into care, the Times reported.

However, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said local authorities could apply to courts to request permission not to notify parents without parental responsibility about care proceedings.

Rotherham council suggested it was not aware of this exemption and asked for clarity on the law.

An MoJ spokesman said the right of councils not to tell a parent about care proceedings had been established in case law.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/28/mps-call-for-change-of-law-on-rapist-fathers-after-rotherham-case


Not sure why it's being publicised now when it happened last year, which is when the right of councils not to tell a parent about care proceedings was established in case law. Perhaps it needs to be made clearer and made better known to e.g. local councils.


https://sammywoodhouse.com
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UK & World News / Re: Rotherham
« Last Post by TonyKath on Friday, 30 November, 2018 @ 00:28:15 »
It's more complicated than it looks. The news has tried to get to grips with it but not quite got there. The mother has bravely waived her anonymity and some of the story is lnown. A long time ago I worked in this field.

The mother had requested Rotherham council to take the boy into care as she couldn't manage him. The Children Act 1989 (and amendments) requires the council to attempt to find a family solution to the situation. This means notifying everyone who has or potentially could have parental responsibility under the act. So a putative father would have to be automatically included even though he was not married to the mother, named on the birth certificate or granted a parental responsibility order by a court. The council then only have a responsibility to assess which in this case means doing nothing.  This is how the law stands with "public law" cases. With "private law" i. e. matrimonial cases (etc) this does not arise as only people with PR have a standing in the court apart from exceptional cases where the court can give special dispensation e. g. to grandparents.

Not a case of a stupid council but of law that needs tidying up.


Tony
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UK & World News / Re: Rotherham
« Last Post by Bryan-in-Kilkis on Thursday, 29 November, 2018 @ 15:56:13 »
Absolutely despicable.  I despair of Britain. :oki:
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Greek News / Weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 29 November, 2018 @ 12:18:28 »
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Severe weather bulletin issued by Meteo services for next two days
Phenomena will include heavy snow and high winds

The Greek national meteorological services (EMY) issued an extraordinary weather warning for the next two days. The weather across the country is expected to sharply deteriorate, with the main phenomena including strong easterly winds, a precipitous drop in temperatures and snow in the mountainous areas of the mainland.
http://en.protothema.gr/severe-weather-bulletin-issued-by-meteo-services-for-next-two-days/

Kef looking not to be affected too badly
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UK & World News / Rotherham
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 @ 11:37:19 »
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Rotherham rape victim reveals new care scandal
Mother demands change in law after council gave abuser chance to meet her son

A rape victim at the centre of a care scandal demanded a shake-up of the law last night after revealing that Rotherham council had invited her jailed abuser to seek access to her son.

Arshid Hussain, a serial rapist and the ringleader of a child-grooming gang, had no parental responsibility for the child but social workers contacted him in prison to give him the chance to stake a claim in the boy’s future.

The boy’s mother, Sammy Woodhouse, waived her anonymity by posting videos on social media yesterday. She called for new rules to “ensure that no rapist will ever be able to access a child conceived through rape of abuse."
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/rotherham-council-invited-paedophile-to-see-his-victim-s-child-jntcgdv3t

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