Author Topic: 21/07/20  (Read 527 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 20708
21/07/20
« on: Tuesday, 21 July, 2020 @ 08:19:07 »
Quote
Ramps for disabled people trace back to ancient Greece

The ramps for disabled people that smooth entry into many public buildings today aren’t a modern invention. The ancient Greeks constructed similar ramps of stone to help individuals who had trouble walking or climbing stairs access holy sites, new research suggests. That would make the ramps—some more than 2300 years old—the oldest known evidence of architecture designed to meet the needs of the disabled.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/ramps-disabled-people-trace-back-ancient-greece

Offline Bryan-in-Kilkis

  • Global Moderator
  • Forum Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 244
Re: 21/07/20
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 21 July, 2020 @ 11:17:28 »
Quote
Ramps for disabled people trace back to ancient Greece

The ramps for disabled people that smooth entry into many public buildings today aren’t a modern invention. The ancient Greeks constructed similar ramps of stone to help individuals who had trouble walking or climbing stairs access holy sites, new research suggests. That would make the ramps—some more than 2300 years old—the oldest known evidence of architecture designed to meet the needs of the disabled.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/ramps-disabled-people-trace-back-ancient-greece

I wonder if the ancient Greeks parked their carts in front of them like the modern Greeks park their cars in front of them?  :oki:

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 20708
Re: 21/07/20
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 21 July, 2020 @ 14:15:47 »
Quote
Greece gives novelist Victoria Hislop honorary Greek citizenship

Victoria Hislop, the renowned author of bestsellers including “The Island” and “Those Who Are Loved,” may officially consider herself Greek.

Greece’s President Katerini Sakellaropoulou has signed an honorary naturalization order allowing the 61-year-old novelist to claim Greek citizenship.

Under Greek law, honorary naturalization may be granted to people “who have provided exceptional services to the country or whose naturalization serves the public interest.”
https://www.ekathimerini.com/254947/article/ekathimerini/news/greece-gives-novelist-victoria-hislop-honorary-greek-citizenship

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 20708
Re: 21/07/20
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 21 July, 2020 @ 18:57:21 »
Quote
Deal alert: London to Greece from £18 return for September and October travel

After months of lockdown, a holiday to Greece sounds ideal. And with this deal, you can escape to the island destination of Corfu from £18 return from London. Or, take a city break to Thessaloniki or Athens from £26 return or £34 return, respectively.
https://thepointsguy.co.uk/deals/london-greece-18-return/

Offline expat

  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 269
Re: 21/07/20
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 21 July, 2020 @ 21:51:17 »
Kungflu arrives on Kef!
Argostoli

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 20708
Re: 21/07/20
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 21 July, 2020 @ 23:37:54 »
An elderly man, believed to be Kefalonian and aged 82, and his younger wife, believed to be Polish and aged around 56. Allegedly live in Poland but return to Argostoli for the summer. Both asymptomatic (carrying Covid-19 but have no symptoms of it). Couple are isolating while local authority are 'tracking and tracing', anyone who's come into contact with the couple (or either one) are asked to get tested.