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14/02/21
« on: Sunday, 14 February, 2021 @ 01:24:17 »
Four more cases of coronavirus on Kefalonia confirmed yesterday by EODY. Additionally, I've heard there are three new cases in Lixouri, an adult and two school students.

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« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 14 February, 2021 @ 01:31:06 »
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World's oldest known beer factory may have been unearthed in Egypt

American and Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed what could be the oldest known beer factory at one of the most prominent archaeological sites of ancient Egypt, a top antiquities official said on Wednesday.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/feb/13/worlds-oldest-known-beer-factory-may-have-been-unearthed-in-egypt

A beer factory... isn't that a brewery?

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 14 February, 2021 @ 01:32:31 »
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Japan: 7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes near eastern coast
Quake strikes at a depth of 60km in the Pacific off Fukushima but no tsunami warning has been issued
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/13/japan-earthquake-strikes-near-eastern-coast

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« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 14 February, 2021 @ 01:33:57 »
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Picnics and coffee in the park as lockdown to lift from March 8, Government confirms
First official confirmation that national lockdown in England will ease next month

Meeting a friend for a coffee on a park bench and outdoor picnics will be the first activities to get the green light on March 8, The Telegraph can reveal, with golf and tennis following shortly after.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/02/13/picnics-coffee-park-lockdown-lift-march-8-government-confirms/

Rest of article behind a pay wall.

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« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 14 February, 2021 @ 10:00:25 »
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Two Dolphins Saved In Wild Weather In Kavala Greece
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/02/14/two-dolphins-saved-in-kavala-greece/

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 14 February, 2021 @ 10:08:39 »
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Covid-19: Over-65s to receive jab in next phase of rollout in England

People aged 65 to 69 in England are among those being invited to book their Covid-19 jab as the vaccination programme enters a new phase on Monday.

The clinically vulnerable are also being offered the jab as the vaccine rollout is officially expanded beyond the top four priority groups.

The UK is on track to offer the jab to all of the most vulnerable people by Monday, ministers have said.

So far, more than 14.5 million people in the UK have had at least one dose.

Almost 1.2 million letters were due to have landed on the doorsteps of over-65s and the clinically vulnerable by Saturday asking people to log on to the national booking service, NHS England said.

A further 1.2 million are due to arrive this week.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56057402

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 14 February, 2021 @ 10:12:30 »
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UK-US Brexit trade deal ‘could fill supermarkets with cancer-risk bacon’

British stores could be flooded with “dangerous” bacon and ham from the US, marketed under misleading labels, as the result of a transatlantic trade deal, says the author of a new book based on a decade of investigation into the food industry.

The meat has been cured with nitrites extracted from vegetables, a practice not permitted by the European Commission because of evidence that it increases the risk of bowel cancer. But it is allowed in the US, where the product is often labelled as “all natural”. The powerful US meat industry is likely to insist that the export of nitrite-cured meat is a condition of a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal, which the UK government is under intense pressure to deliver.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/14/uk-us-brexit-trade-deal-could-fill-supermarkets-with-cancer-risk-bacon

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 14 February, 2021 @ 10:15:33 »
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‘Lonely’ degu looking for female partner after being rejected by male rodents

The love life of the "UK’s loneliest degu" has taken a recent hit after a series of rejections from fellow rodents, and it is once more looking for companionship this Valentine's Day.

Three-year-old Greg arrived at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford, Oxfordshire, in November, with a companion called Charlie, but Charlie was suffering from a significant amount of pain due to dental issues, so the veterinary team said the "kindest" thing was to put the six-year-old rodent sleep.

Since then, Greg has been alone.

Degus experience stress when they are alone and fare best when they have a friend, so the Blue Cross team are on a mission to find Greg his match.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/degu-lonely-valentines-day-blue-cross-b1801928.html

Poor little fella!

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Re: 14/02/21
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 14 February, 2021 @ 19:57:08 »
Seven new cases of coronavirus on Kefalonia confirmed by EODY, plus two new cases on Ithaki.

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« Reply #9 on: Sunday, 14 February, 2021 @ 20:12:14 »
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Mercury to rise into double digits as cold spell comes to end

Temperatures are forecast to rise into the double digits as the UK’s cold spell comes to an end, the Met Office has said.

Monday will see the beginning of the milder weather, with the mercury rising to highs of 13C in England and Wales, 12C in Northern Ireland and 10C in Scotland.
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-02-14/mercury-to-rise-into-double-digits-as-cold-spell-comes-to-end