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01/02/19
« on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 04:03:18 »
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Newborn baby girl abandoned in east London park
Police appeal for mother to come forward after infant found in freezing temperatures

A newborn has been found abandoned at an east London park amid freezing temperatures.

The baby girl was discovered in Newham late on Thursday night and taken to hospital, the Metropolitan Police said.

The force said officers are growing “increasingly concerned” for the mother’s welfare.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/01/newborn-baby-girl-abandoned-in-east-london-park

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 11:08:11 »
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Greece Breaks All Tourism Records, Welcomes 33 Million Travelers in 2018

A total of 33 million people visited destinations in Greece in 2018, generating more than 16 billion euros in revenues and breaking all performance records to date.

Traffic to all destinations increased with the airports of Mytilini (43.1 percent), Anchialos (31 percent), Mykonos (24.8 percent), Kavala (23.3 percent), Kefalonia (22 percent), and Samos (21.7 percent) marking the best overall performance.
https://news.gtp.gr/2019/01/31/greece-breaks-all-tourism-records-welcomes-33-million-travelers-2018/

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 11:17:15 »
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Greece Braces for Tourism Hit From No-Deal Brexit

Greece is getting ready for a no-deal Brexit, focusing on measures that will allow Britons to continue to visit and live in the country as they currently do. With visitors from the U.K. being the second biggest source of tourism income, the country’s most important industry, the stakes couldn’t be higher for the Mediterranean nation. A sudden disruption in the flow of some 3 million Britons who visit Greek islands every year could be a shock to a sector that accounts for about a sixth of Greece’s annual economic output.

The government wants to ensure that the numbers don’t slide further in case of a no-deal Brexit. To this end, among the measures Greece is considering is to maintain the visa-free status for people coming from the U.K. Also, Greece will probably retain the status of U.K. citizens living in the country and not treat them as so-called citizens from third countries, or people from non-EU countries, the official said.
https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/mykonos-blues-greece-braces-for-tourism-hit-from-no-deal-brexit

A big vague on details, an un-named official, but makes sense.

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 11:50:51 »
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Altrincham FC to make history with LGBT kit

Altrincham FC will wear a rainbow coloured kit in a competitive fixture in support of football’s fight against homophobia, in a move they say will create “a small moment of football history”.

The non-league side’s usual red and white stripes will be replaced with the colours of the LGBT pride flag for their National League North fixture at home to Bradford (Park Avenue) on February 16.
https://www.itv.com/news/2019-02-01/altrincham-fc-first-in-the-world-to-wear-lgbt-kit-in-competitive-fixture/

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 14:06:25 »
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Almost 26 pct of Greeks cannot afford to heat their homes adequately

Almost one in four Greeks cannot afford to heat their home sufficiently, according to Eurostat data collected as part of the annual EU survey on income and living conditions in the bloc.

Greeks buy heating oil at an average price of 1,025 euros per liter when the average price for the whole of the European Union is 0.794 euros per litre and 0.781 euros in the eurozone.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/237246/article/ekathimerini/news/almost-26-pct-of-greeks-cannot-afford-to-heat-their-homes-adequately

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 14:23:59 »
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BBC Licence fee set to rise by £4 in April

The television licence fee is going up from £150.50 to £154.50 on 1 April 2019, the government has announced.

The annual price rise is in line with inflation.

Anyone watching or recording TV programmes as they are shown on TV, or watching or downloading BBC programmes on the iPlayer, must have a licence. This also applies to laptops, tablets and phones.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47091015

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 14:28:34 »
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Daily Mail demands browser warning U-turn

The Daily Mail is calling for a web browser alert that criticises its journalism to be changed.

The NewsGuard plug-in currently brings up a warning that says the newspaper's website "generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability".

It has given this advice since August.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46976834


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Mail Online web browser warning reversed

A web browser warning that said the Daily Mail's website failed to maintain "basic standards of accuracy or accountability" has been changed.

The newspaper had complained that the NewsGuard plug-in gave its Mail Online website a negative review.

NewsGuard now gives Mail Online a positive green shield after discussions with a Daily Mail executive.

But the company said Mail Online still failed to gather and present information responsibly.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47088224

Oh well, that little bit of controversy got NewsGuard the free media publicity it obviously wanted.

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 15:00:29 »
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UK holidaymakers spend more before they travel than when overseas

The contribution to the UK economy from outbound travel has increased by more than a third since 2014 and Brits actually spend more before they go.

New figures released in a report by ABTA take account of direct spend on travel services and holidays, as well as a range of associated products and services such as duty free purchases, cameras and sun tan lotion.

The analysis found travellers now spend more in the UK before they travel than they do while abroad.
http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2035966

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 16:23:46 »
Mr Bucket has, er, passed away. Story at telegraph.co.uk/obituaries

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 21:18:09 »
Sounds as though the government is looking at new legislation regarding animal protection / abuse. Allegedly ready as a consultation document around beginning of March.

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 21:23:57 »
Argostoli should have drinkable tap water by middle of March, if not a little sooner.

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 01 February, 2019 @ 22:53:30 »
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Mozilla halts Firefox 65 distribution on Windows

Mozilla stopped the distribution of Firefox 65 for Windows through the organization's automatic update system after reports of antivirus incompatibilities emerged.

The organization released Firefox 65.0 for all supported operating systems a few days ago on January 29, 2019.

It became clear quickly that some antivirus solutions on Windows, Avast and AVG were named explicitly, caused the issue in Firefox 65.0.

Mozilla decided to halt the distribution of the update on Windows. Windows users won't get upgraded to Firefox 65.0 automatically anymore until the issue is resolved.

Avast, which owns AVG as well, plans to publish a patch later today that addresses the issue on their end.
https://www.ghacks.net/2019/02/01/mozilla-halts-firefox-65-distribution-on-windows/

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, 02 February, 2019 @ 14:25:18 »
Argostoli should have drinkable tap water by middle of March, if not a little sooner.
Er... you mean it isn't at the moment !!?  :blink:

We've been drinking the tap water in Katelios for many years now. We got fed up lugging bottles up the hill from what was then Marinos' shop. I think it's way better than what we get from United Futilities.

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #13 on: Saturday, 02 February, 2019 @ 14:34:44 »
Argostoli: you didn't so much drink the tap water as chew it  ;)

Asbestos pipes and bits of moss(?) tended to flow out of 'em.

Bottled water's OK provided it hasn't been stored outside in the hot sun (not much of a problem in the UK). Our tap water came from Avithos 'Lake' (allegedly).

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Re: 01/02/19
« Reply #14 on: Saturday, 02 February, 2019 @ 16:07:11 »
Argostoli: you didn't so much drink the tap water as chew it  ;)

Asbestos pipes and bits of moss(?) tended to flow out of 'em.

Bottled water's OK provided it hasn't been stored outside in the hot sun (not much of a problem in the UK). Our tap water came from Avithos 'Lake' (allegedly).

Asbestos...?!  :bleh: :rant:

Tony