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29/09/20
« on: Monday, 28 September, 2020 @ 23:33:01 »
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Romanian mayor wins election two weeks after Covid-related death

A Romanian mayor who died from coronavirus complications has secured a landslide victory in local elections.

Ion Aliman won a third term as mayor of Deveselu, a village in southern Romania, securing 64% of the vote.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54318499

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Re: 29/09/20
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 @ 10:17:20 »
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Johnson raises concerns with Turkey's Erdogan over east Med tensions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday that he was concerned about tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, welcoming news that Turkey and Greece had agreed to talks, Johnson’s office said in a statement.

NATO allies Greece and Turkey, at loggerheads on a range of issues, have agreed to resume exploratory talks over contested maritime claims following weeks of tension, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was beginning a two-day trip to Greece.
https://in.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-turkey/johnson-raises-concerns-with-turkeys-erdogan-over-east-med-tensions-idUKKBN26J2ZH

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Re: 29/09/20
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 @ 10:28:27 »
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New Covid tests on cruise ship crew come back negative

Retests conducted on 12 members of the crew of the TUI-operated Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus came back negative on Tuesday, according to reports.

The 12 members of the 666-strong crew were part of a group of 150 employees on the ship who were tested at random before departure from the port of Iraklio on Crete in what was the first cruise to be conducted in Greek waters since the spring lockdown.

When the results came back positive after the ship had set sail for Corfu, the cruise liner was ordered to sail to the port of Piraeus, where a team from the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) will be conducting fresh tests.

The crew members were tested again onboard on the way to Piraeus using the rapid PCR testing method. The results still need to be confirmed by EODY.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/257496/article/ekathimerini/news/new-covid-tests-on-cruise-ship-crew-come-back-negative

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Re: 29/09/20
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 @ 10:30:16 »
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Thirty-three NGO members face charges of illegally smuggling migrants into Greece

Thirty-three members of non-government organizations and two foreign nationals alleged to have illegally facilitated the illegal entry of asylum seekers from Turkey into Greece are facing criminal charges including running a criminal organization and espionage and violating state secrets, the Greek Police (ELAS) said on Monday.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/257462/article/ekathimerini/news/thirty-three-ngo-members-face-charges-of-illegally-smuggling-migrants-into-greece

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Re: 29/09/20
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 @ 10:32:38 »
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Some 40,000 pensioners concealed 2014 incomes

The Independent Authority for Public Revenue has identified tens of thousands of pensioners and other individuals who did not declare their real incomes in 2014, following cross-checking of data for that year.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/257479/article/ekathimerini/business/some-40000-pensioners-concealed-2014-incomes

Big surprise there, then!  :iroll:

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Re: 29/09/20
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 @ 10:37:22 »
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Adults in England without A-levels to get free college course

Adults without A-levels are to be offered a free college course to help boost their employment opportunities in the beleaguered post-Covid-19 economy, as Boris Johnson reiterates the government’s warning that not all jobs can be saved.
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/sep/28/adults-in-england-without-a-levels-to-get-free-college-course

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Re: 29/09/20
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 @ 10:40:23 »

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Re: 29/09/20
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 @ 10:57:49 »
New schedule for the Kefalonia-Patras-Athens bus services: https://ktelkefalonias.gr/images/fylladia-ktel-pdf/ATHENS&PATRAS.pdf
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Re: 29/09/20
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 @ 15:31:25 »
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The water-saving device wasting billions of litres every week

Billions of litres of water are being wasted every week because of an innovation intended to cut water use.

About 400 million litres of water are estimated to leak from UK toilets every day.

But much of this can be blamed on dual-flush toilets, designed to save water, the BBC has learned.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54326178

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Re: 29/09/20
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 @ 15:35:56 »
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The cat who hitched a lift on a worldwide tour
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-54329606

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Re: 29/09/20
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 @ 15:40:04 »
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Jet suit trial for Great North Air Ambulance paramedics
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-54341378

Amazing bit of kit, worth watching brief video clip.

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Re: 29/09/20
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 @ 16:47:51 »
Appears to be a small film crew down here in Poros, not sure what they're filming but rumour has it they're filming for German TV and have filmed the Kef VW club and Anastasia Gerolymatou, the 82 y-o windsurfer who's made it into the Guinness Book of Records.