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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 25/06/22
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 26 June, 2022 @ 01:01:44 »


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Frozen baby mammoth discovered in Yukon excites Canada

A whole baby woolly mammoth has been found frozen in the permafrost of north-western Canada - the first such discovery in North America.

The mummified ice age mammoth is thought to be more than 30,000 years old. It was found by gold miners in Yukon's Klondike region on Tuesday.

The area of the find belongs to the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation.

The Yukon government compared it to Russia's discovery of a baby mammoth in the permafrost of Siberia in 2007.

It said it was "the most complete mummified mammoth found in North America", and only the second such find in the world.

The baby, thought to be female, has been named Nun cho ga, meaning "big baby animal" in the Han language spoken by Native Americans in the area.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61936818

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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 25/06/22
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 26 June, 2022 @ 00:44:07 »


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Critics take aim after hunter bags rare white turkey
https://ftw.usatoday.com/2022/04/critics-take-aim-after-hunter-bags-rare-white-turkey

Hey, there's something rare and beautiful. Let's kill it.  :oki:

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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 25/06/22
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 26 June, 2022 @ 00:39:45 »


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Farmers warn of 'definite' turkey shortage this Christmas

There could be a shortage of turkeys for your Christmas dinner this year - and it's being blamed on bird flu and rising living costs.

The warning has come directly from farming groups.

Around 10 million turkeys are eaten in the UK each Christmas, but increased production costs are making it harder for farmers to rear them.

There are two things that could drive up turkey prices this Christmas. Firstly, because farmers are rearing less turkeys this year, there will be greater demand and smaller supply.

Secondly, farmers also have to absorb rising production costs.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-61879683

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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 25/06/22
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 26 June, 2022 @ 00:29:03 »
 :doh:
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Holidays in Hellas / Re: Who's on holiday in Hellas 2022
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 26 June, 2022 @ 00:21:53 »
Bye 'eck, someone else I've heard of (although you might not) - Manchester City and England footballer Phil Foden is on holiday with his partner and parents on Corfu. Had a big public bust up with partner, according to the Sun.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 25/06/22
« Last Post by Bryan-in-Kilkis on Saturday, 25 June, 2022 @ 23:17:46 »
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Greece steps up security after sex filmed at Parthenon[/b]

From its perch atop the Acropolis, the Parthenon has witnessed the decline and fall of empires. Yet, in its 2,500 years, the site may have never seen anything like this.

The authorities are to install CCTV cameras across the site after men arranged to have sex at the Erechtheion, a small temple in the Acropolis complex, and filmed themselves doing so.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/greece-steps-up-security-after-sex-filmed-at-parthenon-tl7wn6pd9

I thought an Erechtheion was a prerequisite for sex?  ;)
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 25/06/22
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 25 June, 2022 @ 22:18:52 »
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Acropolis Hill to get state-of-the-art security system

The Acropolis Hill in Athens, an ancient citadel located on a rock above the city and one of the country’s most visited ancient sites, will get a new, high-tech security system for real-time monitoring of the area, after the country’s top archaeological body approved the replacement of the existing, old network of cameras.

Kathimerini understands that the system will consist of a network of  more than 150 cameras that will be monitored through a control room on a 24-hour basis. The cameras can be configured to detect and alert if a visitor tries to take a stone from the scattered debris, an act which is explicitly forbidden.

It will also be able to send alarm signals to the police and includes audible signals to alert visitors and staff in the event of an emergency evacuation of the archaeological site, e.g. in case of fire.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1187431/acropolis-hill-to-get-state-of-the-art-security-system/


There's a bit more to it...

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Greece steps up security after sex filmed at Parthenon

From its perch atop the Acropolis, the Parthenon has witnessed the decline and fall of empires. Yet, in its 2,500 years, the site may have never seen anything like this.

The authorities are to install CCTV cameras across the site after men arranged to have sex at the Erechtheion, a small temple in the Acropolis complex, and filmed themselves doing so.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/greece-steps-up-security-after-sex-filmed-at-parthenon-tl7wn6pd9

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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 25/06/22
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 25 June, 2022 @ 18:06:25 »
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Athens' chief heat officer prepares the city for the climate crisis

Last year, the city appointed Eleni Myrivili as its chief heat officer. Her job is to find ways for the Greek capital to cope with ever hotter heatwaves. She is the first and only person in Europe to hold such a position
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https://www.euronews.com/2022/06/24/europes-first-chief-heat-officer-explains-how-athens-is-preparing-for-severe-heatwaves

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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 25/06/22
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 25 June, 2022 @ 17:39:21 »
A 69 y-o local in need of urgent medical attention transferred by coast guard this morning from Vathy to Astakos.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 25/06/22
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 25 June, 2022 @ 17:32:15 »
New traffic flow system operating in Skala from Monday, residents and visitors requested to observe signage
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