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20/01/20
« on: Monday, 20 January, 2020 @ 07:43:44 »
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2020 Patra’s Carnival Kicks off With Spectacular Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony for the famous Carnival of the city of Patras took place on Saturday, January 18 in Greece’s third-largest city.

Patras’ carnival is the largest of its kind in Greece and one of the largest and most spectacular in all of Europe.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/01/19/2020-patras-carnival-kicks-off-with-spectacular-opening-ceremony/


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Re: 20/01/20
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 20 January, 2020 @ 13:05:14 »
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Weather records announced in Greece during 2019

The Athens National Observatory released the weather records for 2019 according to its meteorological station, ANA reports.

The highest precipitation levels were recorded in the region of Chania, on Crete island (2,896 mm) while Athens experienced the rainiest year in the last 15 years. On the contrary, the lowest annual rainfall level was recorded in northern Greece.

The highest temperatures were recorded in the village Halki in the region of Larissa (41.9C on July 8), in the city of Larissa (41.6C on July 7) and in the village Theologos in the region of Fthiotida (41.4C on August 3).

The lowest temperatures were recorded in the village Neos Kafkasos in Florina (-22.5 on January 6), in Nevrokopi (-20.9C on January 8) and in the town of Grevena (-19.9 on January 8).
https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/38582-weather-records-announced-in-greece-during-2019.html

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Re: 20/01/20
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 20 January, 2020 @ 18:02:20 »
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Greece nowhere near EU target for green vehicles

As things stand now, 91 percent of cars in Greece run on gasoline, with just 5.8 percent using diesel while hybrids make up just 0.3 percent.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/248596/article/ekathimerini/news/greece-nowhere-near-eu-target-for-green-vehicles

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Re: 20/01/20
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 20 January, 2020 @ 18:04:47 »
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Government mulling incentives to boost use of electric cars

Alexandra Sdoukou, secretary-general of Energy and Raw Materials, said some of the financial incentives for the purchase of electric cars include tax cuts and lower duties, or subsidising the purchase price, along with other incentives to facilitate their use, such as free parking.

She noted that electric cars accounted for less than 1.0 pct of total car sales in 2019 in Greece and stressed that according to EU data, Athens - along with Milan - have the highest emissions rate from transport and vehicles (75 pct) and this was related to the fact that Greece has one of the more aged car fleets in the EU.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/248632/article/ekathimerini/business/government-mulling-incentives-to-boost-use-of-electric-cars

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« Reply #4 on: Monday, 20 January, 2020 @ 18:09:21 »
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Pig forced to bungee jump by Chinese theme park and then sent to slaughterhouse
Squeals can be heard from the pig as it plunged down, accompanied by laughter and cheering from a crowd

A theme park in China has apologised after a video of a live pig attached to a bungee rope and pushed off a platform 70 metres (230 feet) high sparked fierce backlash on social media.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/pig-bungee-jump-china-video-theme-park-park-weibo-a9291766.html