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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 11/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 August, 2022 @ 22:42:35 »
Bit of a bump in the sea off Skala this morning when a catamaran with ten foreign nationals collided with a small fishing boat with one occupant, an 80 y-o local male who was toppled into the sea. Rescued by another boat, the old guy was taken to Argostoli hospital for a check up. Kef Port Authority to investigate.

The catamaran is the Israeli flagged Hani, apparently undamaged. The small boat is the Tatiana, semi-submerged after the collision. Both boats now in Poros port awaiting examination and re-certification of seaworthiness.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 11/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 August, 2022 @ 17:21:15 »

A tax officer was injured in Argostoli when he and a colleague were 'escorted' from a restaurant having found it to be avoiding tax by not issuing receipts. Allegedly the tax official tripped and fell necessitating a visit to hospital. Police summoned, restaurant issued with a fine and closed for a month.

A little bit more on that story here:

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Kefalonia: Tax officers beaten by restaurant owner in Argostoli
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/08/11/kefalonia-tax-officers-beaten/

I gather there's a few variations on a theme doing the rounds, one of which reckons the tax officers were assaulted by a man "unknown" to the female owner's husband but who arrived in the square with him.

 :hmm:
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 11/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 August, 2022 @ 16:56:19 »
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Plane makes 'lowest ever' landing at island airport as tourists look on

The airport at Skiathos has a particularly short runway due to the layout of the island, forcing pilots to approach at a lower postion than they would at other landing strips.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-08-11/plane-makes-lowest-ever-landing-at-island-airport-as-tourists-look-on



https://youtu.be/pN40Pxs27Sw?t=1
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 11/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 August, 2022 @ 16:45:51 »
Road to Koroni beach has effectively been declared public as Argostoli magistrates' court has ordered unobstructed access be allowed along the whole length.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 11/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 August, 2022 @ 14:41:14 »

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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 11/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 August, 2022 @ 13:23:43 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 11/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 August, 2022 @ 12:47:54 »
Bit of a bump in the sea off Skala this morning when a catamaran with ten foreign nationals collided with a small fishing boat with one occupant, an 80 y-o local male who was toppled into the sea. Rescued by another boat, the old guy was taken to Argostoli hospital for a check up. Kef Port Authority to investigate.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 11/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 August, 2022 @ 11:40:18 »
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Father and daughter duo solve mystery of neighbour cat killer

A man has admitted killing his neighbours’ cats after a father and daughter turned detective and found bowls of poison-laced tuna in his garden.

Tristian Paul Pearson, 44, of Bargoed in South Wales, lured family pets - Luna and Bailey - into consuming the toxic substance ethylene glycol.

The two cats died shortly after the poisonings took place in early September 2021, when within a week of each other they returned home appearing very unwell.

Pearson pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to protected animals and his eight-month prison sentence was suspended for 18 months.

He was ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work, and disqualified from keeping all animals for a period of five years, a ban which he may not contest for at least four years.

He was also ordered to pay £2,000 in costs.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/10/father-daughter-duo-solve-mystery-neighbour-cat-killer/
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 11/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 August, 2022 @ 10:27:52 »
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Ryanair boss O'Leary says the era of €10 flights is over

Ryanair won't be offering flights at rock bottom prices any more thanks to the soaring cost of fuel, the budget airline's boss has admitted.

Chief executive Michael O'Leary says the era of the €10 ticket is over.

The airline's average fare would rise from around €40 (£33.75) last year to roughly €50 over the next five years, he told the BBC.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62495846
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 11/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 11 August, 2022 @ 10:19:57 »
Body of a 66 y-o Greek female recovered noon yesterday from the sea off Krysi Akti beach, Paros.
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