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06/05/20
« on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 02:13:57 »
A travel agency is offering a frontline NHS employee a free one week holiday on Kefalonia, see the Saddleworth Independent.

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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 02:45:29 »
Firefox 76 was released yesterday, eleven security updates included. Should auto-update for most users.

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Re: 06/05/20
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 08:50:42 »
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Greek Parliament Approves Controversial Environmental Bill

Greek lawmakers approved a controversial environmental bill Tuesday that the opposition and environmental groups slammed for opening the door to exploratory oil and gas drilling in protected areas.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greece_politics/arthro/greek_parliament_approves_controversial_environmental_bill-282939/


Not sure if the same bill doesn't do away with the long established and efficient waste disposal system on Kef, hence the recent rubbish pile-up.

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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 08:55:09 »
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Coronavirus pandemic to be in Coronation Street storylines
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52548379

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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 08:56:24 »
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Air fares face turbulence when flights slowly restart

Air fares should fall when flights restart but then rise by at least 50%, warns a global airline industry body.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52541421

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 09:03:25 »
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Coronavirus: New NHS contact-tracing app vulnerable to ‘malicious false alerts’, warn experts
Individuals could send out false alerts causing people to self-isolate unnecessarily and hackers could generate ‘proximity events’
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-app-nhs-contact-tracing-cyber-attack-hack-a9500401.html

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 13:09:01 »
Short and readable article on the Greek government's controversial environmental bill at politico.eu

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 15:16:09 »
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Greek Police Clash with Ravers Breaking Coronavirus Rules

Greek police clashed with a group of ravers on Tuesday night in the suburb of Aghia Paraskevi in Athens as they moved in to break up an impromptu party involving hundreds of people.

The Greek youngsters had descended into a central square toting take-out cocktails and cans of beer despite the coronavirus restrictions on large gatherings.

Despite police appeals to disperse, some refused and threw bottles at the police, who responded by using tear gas.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/05/06/greek-police-clash-with-ravers-breaking-coronavirus-rules/

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 15:25:19 »
Someone's got a (strange) sense of humour:

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Worst song possible plays as Trump tours mask plant

As President Donald Trump touts plans to reopen the economy at a mask factory in Phoenix, Arizona, Live And Let Die blares over a loudspeaker.



https://youtu.be/6D9vAItORgE?t=1

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« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 15:31:32 »
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Coronavirus latest news: Government to drop 'Stay at home' messaging this weekend ahead of PM's announcement on exit from lockdown

The Government is to drop its "Stay Home" message this weekend after Public Health England told councils to prepare to remove the slogan from websites this weekend.

Communications teams in local government have been told to expect a "transition to a new phase of the campaign".

A Downing Street spokesman declined to comment.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-track-trace-care-home-deaths-cases-uk1/

Hmmmmm

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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 19:33:06 »
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Angel di Maria’s wife calls Manchester a ‘s***hole’ and describes English people as ‘weird’
Jorgelina Cardoso added that she ‘did not like anything’ about her time living in Manchester
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/angel-di-maria-wife-manchester-criticism-food-psg-a9501311.html

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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 20:53:32 »
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Inside a Greek coronavirus ward: how debt-ridden nation is beating the disease – video

Despite a decade-old financial crisis that has crippled its hospitals, Greece appears to be keeping its coronavirus outbreak under control, with a far lower death toll than many other European nations. Dr Yota Lourida, Infectious Diseases specialist at Sotiria hospital in Athens, explains how it dealt with the crisis, and the steps taken by the country to mitigate against potentially catastrophic outcomes.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2020/may/06/inside-intensive-care-how-debt-hit-greece-beat-coronavirus-video



https://youtu.be/1nTqaG49Tzw?t=1

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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 21:02:03 »
Readable account of the improvements in Firefox 76 at nakedsecurity.sophos.com

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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020 @ 21:07:04 »
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https://www.purina.com/cats/cat-breeds/collections/most-popular-cat-breeds

Really must get a new pair of specs - I read Birman as Binman. Which ours mostly are!