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20/06/20
« on: Saturday, 20 June, 2020 @ 04:11:51 »
Acquaintance of mine who keeps a casual eye on these things reckons there's been an unusually high number of deceased turtles discovered so far this month:

17/06: loggerhead, Salamina Island
14/06: loggerhead, Kalokera, Elafonisos
14/06: loggerhead, Sarakinikou, Elafonisos
14/06: loggerhead, Mesotopos, Lesbos
13/06: loggerhead, Aianteio, Salamina
13/06: loggerhead, Kouvela, Fthiotida
11/06: loggerhead, Divariou, Pylos-Nestoros
10/06: turtle, Agios Vlassis, Epidavros
05/06: loggerhead, Archangelos, Monemvasia
02/06: loggerhead, Pountas, Laconia
01/06: loggerhead, Kokkinia, Evrotas

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 20 June, 2020 @ 04:27:44 »
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Daily Mail eclipses the Sun to become UK's top-selling paper
Editor Geordie Greig hails ‘historic moment’ after ending tabloid’s 42-year reign
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/jun/19/daily-mail-eclipses-the-sun-to-become-uks-top-selling-paper

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 20 June, 2020 @ 04:30:14 »
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Councils issue warning over Test and Trace messaging scam

Criminals are using bogus phone calls, emails and text messages posing as members of the NHS Test and Trace service to try to steal money from people, local councils have warned.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for caution after it said councils had received reports of fraudsters asking people for bank details as part of the scam.

It said criminals were asking for bank card details to cover the cost of a coronavirus home testing kit, despite the genuine NHS service being free.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-06-20/councils-issue-warning-over-test-and-trace-messaging-scam/

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 20 June, 2020 @ 08:50:53 »
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Solar eclipse 2020: Where to see and how to photograph it this weekend
The rare astronomical event will pass directly over 12 countries, creating a 'ring of fire'

The path of the total eclipse on 21 June will pass directly over 12 countries and territories: Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Oman, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, Taiwan and Guam.

It will also be partially visible as far north as Europe and Siberia, and as far south as Australia – but only just.

Those unable to witness the event in person will be able to watch a free live stream broadcast by Timeanddate.com.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/solar-eclipse-2020-how-to-see-where-time-june-photo-a9575986.html

livestream starts 06:00 BST / 08:00 EEST

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Re: 20/06/20
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 20 June, 2020 @ 11:53:49 »
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Another Bugatti-Rivalling 3,000-HP Hypercar Is Coming From Greece

Niche supercar manufacturers have been popping up all over the world for some time now. The Lykan Hypersport, the Devel Sixteen, and more recently Spyros Panopoulos Automotive's Chaos are among the most extreme hypercars ever - cars that challenge the abilities of established rulers like the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. That last company, SPA, isn't content with just one upcoming monstrosity, however, and has now revealed that a second supercar from the Greek company is in the works. Its name? The Apeiron. Its goal? A top speed north of 500 kph or 310 mph. That's more than the record-breaking Chiron's achievement of 304.77 mph.
https://carbuzz.com/news/another-bugatti-rivalling-3000-hp-hypercar-is-coming-from-greece

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 20 June, 2020 @ 12:40:39 »
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Coronavirus: People with blood type O at less risk from Covid-19, research shows
More than 750,000 individuals participated so far in ongoing study conducted by DNA company
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-blood-type-o-risk-uk-us-genomics-symptoms-23andme-a9568511.html

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Re: 20/06/20
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 20 June, 2020 @ 13:25:07 »
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Daily Mail eclipses the Sun to become UK's top-selling paper
Editor Geordie Greig hails ‘historic moment’ after ending tabloid’s 42-year reign
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/jun/19/daily-mail-eclipses-the-sun-to-become-uks-top-selling-paper

Maybe it could be replaced by Four Wheels on my Wagon?  No, wait a minute, that has a reference to a Native American Tribe. Ah well, they'll have to find another one.

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Re: 20/06/20
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 20 June, 2020 @ 15:46:22 »
Oops! I meant to quite the Sweet Chariot post, and got it wrong. Sorry folks.

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Re: 20/06/20
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 20 June, 2020 @ 20:41:15 »
All the rugby songs I knew were... oh, let's not go there, I never liked rugby, anyway.

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« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 20 June, 2020 @ 20:43:30 »
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Britain Detains Five Cruise Ships Owned by Greek-Based Company

British coast guards say they have detained five cruise ships after concerns about the welfare of crew members stranded by the coronavirus pandemic, some of whom have been aboard for a year.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency says it found “a number of expired and invalid Seafarers Employment Agreements, late payment of wages and crews who had been on board for over 12 months” when it inspected the ships.

Four of the vessels — the Astoria, Astor, Columbus and Vasco da Gama — are berthed at Tilbury Docks, east of London. The fifth, the Marco Polo, is at Avonmouth in southwest England. All five belong to Global Cruise Lines Ltd., which has its headquarters in Greece.

Coast guards say the ships will be detained until the labor breaches are resolved.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/archive_general_news_greece/arthro