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24/01/20
« on: Friday, 24 January, 2020 @ 01:16:06 »
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Guitar-Shaped Private Greek Island That Beatles Wanted to Buy
It’s just a 15-minute helicopter ride to the Athens airport

This guitar-shaped private island in Greece caught the eye of the Beatles in 1967, when the four British musicians were yachting around the Mediterranean searching for a private piece of paradise where they might live together.

"This was a very strong candidate, but the negotiations never worked out," listing agent Savvas Savvaidis said.

Ethereal Island, which was known as Trinity Island when the Beatles were looking, "stands out because it is quite small and flat," Mr. Savvaidis said. "The typical Greek island is rocky and uninhabitable—this one is flat, with vegetation."

Alas, the main house, which dates to the 1960s, is not in good shape and needs to be redone, he said, estimating the cost at about €1 million.

On the plus side, the island is quite private and away from it all.
https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/guitar-shaped-private-greek-island-that-beatles-wanted-to-buy-135264

If anyone's interested in shelling out over 10,000,000 €uro (nine million for the island plus one million to renovate the main house), I think it's still known as Agia Triada. Nice pics on the Sotheby's website, aerial video below:



https://youtu.be/vA2EiK9yh-Y?t=1

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Re: 24/01/20
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 24 January, 2020 @ 02:32:00 »
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Greece denies health care to severely sick refugee children

In Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece is deliberately depriving at least 140 children of adequate medical care for chronic, complex, and life-threatening diseases, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling on the Greek government to evacuate all severely ill children for treatment on the Greek mainland or in other member states of the European Union.

In July 2019, the Greek government revoked access to public health care for asylum seekers and undocumented people arriving in Greece. More than 55,000 people who have since arrived on the Greek islands now lack access to medical care.

Doctors in MSF's pediatric health center outside Moria camp regularly see children suffering from chronic and complex illnesses, such as heart disease, epilepsy, and diabetes, including at least 140 current patients. These children require specialized treatment, which the MSF health center is not equipped to provide. The local public hospital on Lesbos also cannot care for this many patients.
https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/news-stories/news/greece-denies-health-care-severely-sick-refugee-children

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Re: 24/01/20
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 24 January, 2020 @ 07:57:28 »
On the BBC website:
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Re: 24/01/20
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 24 January, 2020 @ 15:13:12 »
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Indonesian needlefish boy: 'A fish jumped out of the sea and stabbed my neck'

An Indonesian teenager has described - for the first time - his terrifying swim to safety after a fish leapt out of the sea and speared him through the neck.

Warning: This article contains an image some readers may find distressing.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-51224468