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02/02/20
« on: Sunday, 02 February, 2020 @ 03:12:18 »
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Electra Hotels to Open New Hotel on Kefalonia

The Greek island of Kefalonia is getting ready to welcome the Electra Kefalonia Hotel & Spa, a new five-star hotel, expected to open its doors in summer 2020.

Located in the area of Ammes, the beach front of the Svoronata district of Kefalonia, the hotel is only a five-minute drive from Kefalonia Airport “Anna Pollatou” and offers impressive views of the Ionian Sea.
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/01/31/electra-hotels-open-new-hotel-kefalonia/

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 02 February, 2020 @ 03:18:23 »
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European Commission approves budget for fast internet access in Greece

The European Commission on Friday approved the funding of an ultrafast broadband project in Greece worth 223 million euros of EU funds, that will provide fast internet access to almost 11 million users nationwide.

Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira said that "thanks to this investment, Greek citizens, especially those living in remote areas, will benefit from efficient, modern and ultrafast internet access."

The ultrafast broadband is expected to be operational as of May 2021.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/427111/European-Commission-approves-budget-for-fast-internet-access-in-Greece

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 02 February, 2020 @ 03:19:39 »
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Bill on seaplane airports passed in principle by parliamentary committee

Parliament's production and trade committee on Thursday voted in favour of an infrastracture and transport ministry bill regulating the founding and operation of water airports for seaplanes.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/426577/Bill-on-seaplane-airports-passed-in-principle-by-parliamentary-committee

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 02 February, 2020 @ 03:32:05 »
Argostoli police on Friday arrested a 60 y-o local for stealing electricity after illegally connecting to the mains power supply.



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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 02 February, 2020 @ 03:33:40 »
Power cuts likely today, Sunday, between 08:00-14:00 in the area between Sami - Fiskardo to enable essential maintenance works.

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 02 February, 2020 @ 08:47:58 »

https://youtu.be/cagPE3SKxYg?t=1


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A Penryn-based researcher has published a paper showing that turtles will feed in the same areas even if they are damaged or over-fished.

The paper authored by Julia Haywood, of the University of Exeter, suggests that turtles will remain in their home habitats for decades, meaning that conserving these areas is essential.

She said: “We show where the majority of nesting female turtles spend the most of their life, meaning that in addition to their nesting beaches we can also protect important marine habitats where they feed,

“Nearly half of the Cyprus nesting population feeds on the Tunisian Plateau, an area known to have some of the highest turtle bycatch (accidental catch by humans fishing) in the world.

“Therefore, we support recommendations that this area should be conserved.”

The study tracked turtles from rookeries in Greece and Cyprus using data from 1993 to 2018.

“By studying these turtles for so long we show these females stay in the same feeding area over decades, which means if these habitats are damaged or have high fishing activities then the turtles will unfortunately not move,” Julia said.

“This work shows the importance of combining satellite tracking and stable isotopes to help understand these elusive animals.”
https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/18185571.university-exeter-penryn-researcher-publishes-paper-turtle-feeding-areas/


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Placing lights on fishing nets could reduce the chances of turtles and dolphins being caught by accident, new research from scientists in Cornwall has shown.

LED lights placed along the top of floating gillnets have been shown to cut bycatch of turtles by more than 70%, and that of cetaceans, including dolphins and porpoises, by more than 66%.
https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/new-technology-could-help-save-3630597

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 02 February, 2020 @ 16:10:14 »
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Greece: Plastic Swallowed by 70 Pct of Sea Turtles Examined at Archelon

More than 70 pct of the sea turtles that died at the “Archelon” sea turtle protection centre in Glyfada had swallowed pieces of plastic, based on an analysis of their stomach contents conducted by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. The research team counted more than 250 pieces of plastic in 36 individuals, most of them young, making an average of 11 pieces of plastic per turtle.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/283675/greece-plastic-swallowed-by-70-pct-of-sea-turtles-examined-at-archelon/

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 02 February, 2020 @ 16:46:09 »
99% of adult humans who die seem to have walked down the fruit and vegetable aisle at a major supermarket. And?

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 02 February, 2020 @ 16:53:09 »
And it's difficult to find a greengrocery shop?

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, 02 February, 2020 @ 17:24:57 »
Reminds me of Mac Fisheries......

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, 02 February, 2020 @ 18:38:17 »
99% of adult humans who die seem to have walked down the fruit and vegetable aisle at a major supermarket. And?
And....they didn't know the plastic packaging had to be removed?

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 03 February, 2020 @ 02:47:27 »
Must be nice to have that much money - whatever happened to Mac Fisheries.

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #12 on: Monday, 03 February, 2020 @ 16:28:26 »
whatever happened to Mac Fisheries.

seem to recall mine became a Bejam.....first freezers i'd ever seen

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Re: 02/02/20
« Reply #13 on: Monday, 03 February, 2020 @ 18:09:51 »
Ours became Littlewoods then Primark :oki: