Author Topic: 03/01/21  (Read 231 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 21266
03/01/21
« on: Sunday, 03 January, 2021 @ 04:04:05 »
Psst, anyone wanna buy a cruise ship? There's a number going spare right nearby:

Quote
These Cruise Ships Sit in Limbo Status

A number of cruise ships sit laid up awaiting their fate, whether its a new operator and return to cruise service, or potentially the scrap yard.

Zenith - Capacity: 1,441; Year built: 1992
... the former Pullmantur vessel is sitting in Greece, waiting for a decision on its future.

RCGS Resolute - Capacity: 146; Year built: 1993
The ship is reported to be laid up in Greece. 

Marella Dream - Capacity: 1,506, Year built: 1986
... went to Greece, where it’s currently anchored along with the Marella Celebration.

Marella Celebration - Capacity: 1,250; Year built: 1984
... it remains anchored in the Greece’s Elefsis Bay after eight months.

Horizon - Capacity: 1,442; Year built: 1990
Another ship anchored in the Elefsis Bay is the Horizon... it has remained laid up in Greece for the past six months.

Pearl II - Capacity: 446; Year built: 1981
... the vessel has been laid up in Greece for over a year.

Queen of the Oceans - Capacity: 2,000; Year built: 1999
...the former Oceana was bought by the Greek ferry operator Seajets... its future remains unknown.

Aegean Myth - Capacity: 1,258; Year built: 1993
... is laid up in Greece.

Aegean Majesty - Capacity: 1,350; Year built: 1996
... is sitting idle on a Greek port.

Aegean Goddess - Capacity: 1,258; Year built: 1993
... is also docked in Greece.

Sixteen ships mentioned in article, ten anchored around Greece.

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 21266
Re: 03/01/21
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 03 January, 2021 @ 04:06:34 »
Quote
India's love affair with classic British motorbikes

Classic British motorbike maker BSA announced last month the brand was being revitalised under its Indian billionaire owner, continuing a growing trend.

Another famous British bike brand - Norton - was taken over by an Indian firm earlier this year with equally ambitious growth plans.

They follow in the footsteps of the historic Royal Enfield, which is enjoying success under new Indian ownership.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54997191

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 21266
Re: 03/01/21
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 03 January, 2021 @ 04:12:19 »
Minor change to the 13033 codes following New Years Eve:

You can send an SMS from your cell phone to 13033 free of charge.

The SMS must be in the form of:

X, name and home address

where X is the number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 corresponding to one of the following reasons:

1. Go to a pharmacy or see a doctor or donate blood, if recommended after contact.

2. Go to an operating store of essential goods (supermarket, mini market), where it is not possible to have items delivery.

3. Go to a public service or bank if electronic transaction is not possible.

4. Travel to help people in need, or to accompany underage students to / from school.

5. Going to a funeral ceremony.

6. Physical exercise outdoors or movement with a pet, individually or in groups of three, observing in the latter case the necessary distance of 1.5 meters.

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 21266
Re: 03/01/21
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 03 January, 2021 @ 04:14:23 »
No KTEL bus service on Kef on 06 January, and no Church Theophania (Epiphany) Blessing of the Waters celebrations.

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 21266
Re: 03/01/21
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 03 January, 2021 @ 10:22:11 »
Quote
A moo-ving target: fenceless grazing widens possibilities for cows and wildlife
GPS collars that alert cows when they reach a boundary are helping to improve habitats and boost biodiversity

There is something missing from the bucolic upland scene of shaggy, bracken-coloured cattle grazing between young trees on the Cumbrian hillside: fencing.

When the Highland-cross cows reach a certain point, the blue plastic medallion dangling from their necks plays a melody like a mobile phone ringtone. The cow turns around, and the invisible GPS fence has done its job.

Fenceless grazing is being hailed as revolutionary by conservationists and farmers.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/03/a-moo-ving-target-fenceless-grazing-widens-possibilities-for-cows-and-wildlife

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 21266
Re: 03/01/21
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 03 January, 2021 @ 13:28:16 »
On the BBC website, quite a long read but, if you like cats, probably of interest:
Was I wrong to fall for a cheating cat?

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 21266
Re: 03/01/21
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 03 January, 2021 @ 15:15:54 »
Quote
UK moved to Civil Aviation's non-EU countries list

The United Kingdom has been added to the list of non-EU countries from which citizens are allowed entry to Greece as of next week, the Civil Aviation Authority said in its latest notam on Saturday.

Therefore, according to the new notam, citizens flying to Greece from... and the United Kingdom can enter Greece as of midnight on Thursday January 7.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/260840/article/ekathimerini/news/uk-moved-to-civil-aviations-non-eu-countries-list

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 21266
Re: 03/01/21
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 03 January, 2021 @ 19:52:24 »