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13/07/20
« on: Monday, 13 July, 2020 @ 01:11:20 »
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Ancient Aqueduct, Thousands of Hellenistic Artifacts Uncovered in Pireaus

Greek archaeologists unearthed an ancient aqueduct and thousands of objects and artifacts dating from Hellenistic and Roman times during the excavations for the expansion of the Athens metro line to Pireaus.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/07/12/ancient-aqueduct-thousands-of-hellenistic-artifacts-uncovered-in-pireaus/
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« Reply #1 on: Monday, 13 July, 2020 @ 01:15:33 »
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First Supercar Entirely Made in Greece Ready and Awaiting Launch

The sky is the limit for acclaimed Greek automotive engineer Spyros Panopoulos, who not only aspires to launch the first 100% Greek supercar, but also to introduce to the world a whole new category of high-performance vehicle, called the “Ultra Car.”

The first original model that Panopoulos plans to bring to life is named after the ancient Greek word chaos, which signifies a pre-cosmogony abyss. Thanks to its never-before-seen horsepower of 3000 and other breakthrough specifications and features, it will be a game-changer for the international automotive scene — something beyond even a hypercar.

“‘Chaos’ is not a racing car; it is a city car, a car for everyday, only with more sophisticated performance. We want it to be suitable for the everyday commute and for all categories of drivers, as it will be easy to configure for use anywhere between 500 and 3000 horses,” he explains.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/07/12/first-supercar-entirely-made-in-greece-ready-and-awaiting-launch/

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« Reply #2 on: Monday, 13 July, 2020 @ 01:20:45 »
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'UK's new start, let's get going': Brexit information campaign warns holidaymakers of travel changes

British holidaymakers will be given guidance on travel insurance and taking their pets abroad as part of a new public information campaign ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period.

"The UK’s new start: let’s get going" adverts will be launched by the Government on Monday on television, radio and online, with information also sent to people via text message.

It is hoped the campaign will help businesses and individuals prepare for the end of the transition period on December 31 when the UK leaves the single market and customs union.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-07-12/uks-new-start-lets-get-going-brexit-information-campaign-warns-holidaymakers-of-travel-changes

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« Reply #3 on: Monday, 13 July, 2020 @ 08:20:13 »
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Attracting retirees to Greece

The government is formally inviting foreign pensioners to shift their tax residence to Greece with the introduction of a single tax rate of 7% for their entire income obtained abroad. The scheme is expected to rival those of fellow southern European Union countries.

...for pensioners to qualify for this beneficial rate, they should not have been tax residents of Greece over at least five out of the six financial years ...
https://www.ekathimerini.com/254660/article/ekathimerini/business/attracting-retirees-to-greece

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« Reply #4 on: Monday, 13 July, 2020 @ 08:21:27 »
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Tax revenues set to reach all-time lows

This year is set to register a number of all-time lows regarding tax revenues. General government takings from taxes are expected to slide to at least 5-6 billion euros below the targets. There has already been a loss of about 2.5 billion euros in the first five months of the year compared to the same period last year.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/254659/article/ekathimerini/business/tax-revenues-set-to-reach-all-time-lows

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« Reply #5 on: Monday, 13 July, 2020 @ 12:56:31 »
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Frequent flyer: why the world loves — and hates — British tourists

From Anguilla to Australia, from Guadeloupe to Greece, British tourists can now travel to more than 70 countries and territories without having to quarantine on their return, although there are some differences among the UK nations (Scotland, for example, still requires those returning from Spain to self-isolate).

But do those countries want British tourists? Not that much.
https://www.ft.com/content/ad03e2be-f17b-459b-b26f-6e2fe009fdde

Well, yes, they do. But only a certain a kind. Those who spend money but don't get pissed up every night.

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« Reply #6 on: Monday, 13 July, 2020 @ 13:01:30 »
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Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin Keough dies at 27

Elvis Presley's only grandson died on Sunday, his mother Lisa Marie Presley's manager has confirmed.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53387574

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« Reply #7 on: Monday, 13 July, 2020 @ 13:10:44 »
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First signs of success in bid to reintroduce pine martens to England
Conservationists say at least three females have produced offspring in the Forest of Dean
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/13/first-signs-of-success-in-bid-to-reintroduce-pine-martens-to-england

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« Reply #8 on: Monday, 13 July, 2020 @ 16:08:27 »
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Gov’t mulling ban on religious festivals to stem coronavirus spike

Prompted by a spike in Covid-19 cases in the country, Greek authorities are mulling a ban on so-called “panigyria,” traditional church-centered celebrations held by village communities to celebrate the feast days of local patron saints.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said authorities are considering a ban on religious festival through the end of July.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/254675/article/ekathimerini/news/govt-mulling-ban-on-religious-festivals-to-stem-coronavirus-spike

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« Reply #9 on: Monday, 13 July, 2020 @ 21:05:18 »
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Hopes fade for 'last unspoilt corner of Corfu' as construction of holiday village begins

An opening party for the construction of a holiday village on a pristine plot of 500 acres of forested land to the north of Corfu was attended by the Greek Prime Minister last week.

Met with heavy resistance from the residents of the island, including Lee Durrell, the wife of the late naturalist Gerald Durrell, it is feared the plans will precede the destruction of the last untouched spot on the already heavily developed island.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/greece/corfu/articles/durrells-favourite-spot-corfu-set-to-be-destroyed/

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« Reply #10 on: Monday, 13 July, 2020 @ 21:08:45 »
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Boris Johnson urges Britons to take 'staycation' rather than travelling overseas this summer
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/07/13/boris-johnson-urges-britons-take-staycation-confirms-will-holiday/

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Re: 13/07/20
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 @ 10:27:01 »
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Boris Johnson urges Britons to take 'staycation' rather than travelling overseas this summer
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/07/13/boris-johnson-urges-britons-take-staycation-confirms-will-holiday/

Just like his Dad did.

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Re: 13/07/20
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 @ 10:29:19 »
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'UK's new start, let's get going': Brexit information campaign warns holidaymakers of travel changes

British holidaymakers will be given guidance on travel insurance and taking their pets abroad as part of a new public information campaign ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period.

"The UK’s new start: let’s get going" adverts will be launched by the Government on Monday on television, radio and online, with information also sent to people via text message.

It is hoped the campaign will help businesses and individuals prepare for the end of the transition period on December 31 when the UK leaves the single market and customs union.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-07-12/uks-new-start-lets-get-going-brexit-information-campaign-warns-holidaymakers-of-travel-changes

Shouldn't that be: "The UK’s new start: let’s get going through Customs and Immigration"?