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11/05/21
« on: Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 @ 03:15:58 »
Two new cases of coronavirus on Kefalonia confirmed yesterday by EODY.

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 @ 03:19:10 »
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Covid: One dose of AstraZeneca jab reduces chance of death by 80% while two doses of Pfizer cut it by 97%, PHE says

A single dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine reduces the risk of death from Covid-19 by 80%, while two doses of Pfizer cut it by 97%, the latest data suggests.
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-05-10/covid-one-dose-of-astrazeneca-jab-reduces-chance-of-death-by-80-while-two-doses-of-pfizer-cut-it-by-97-phe-says

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 @ 12:51:41 »

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 @ 12:56:36 »
Allegedly the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, will visit Kefalonia in the near future and announce major plans for the Argostoli-Poros road.

Hmmmm.

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 @ 14:15:58 »
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Murder of young mother in front of child shocks Greece

Three thieves strangled a young mother in front of her 11-month-old child on Tuesday after breaking into her home in an Athens suburb and tying up her husband, police said.

The thieves made off with money and jewellery after killing the 20-year-old woman, who was born in Greece but had a British passport, the police said. Her husband, a 33-year-old pilot, survived.

The thieves also killed the family's dog and left it hanging on the fence of the house in the suburb of Glyka Nera, the police added.
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/murder-young-mother-front-child-shocks-greece-2021-05-11/

Strange for Greece.

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 @ 14:22:24 »
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Animal welfare bill debate continues despite objections

The number of stray dogs cannot be accurately calculated, however, animal welfare organizations estimate there are more than 1 million on Greece’s streets, while the number of stray cats has also increased significantly.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1160836/animal-welfare-bill-debate-continues-despite-objections/

Probably worth reading the whole article on ekathimerini.

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 @ 18:29:26 »
The bridge at Heimoniko (aka the Winter Bridge), brought down by the Ianos medicane, should be replaced sometime during February, according to Army engineering specialists who are responsible for the work.

Well, that never happened. Not that many expected it would, I suspect. However, a contract has now been signed with the Army to erect a temporary (ahem) Bailey bridge (similar to the narrow bridge by Odysseus Palace in Poros) at Heimonikos to replace the bridge built in 1969 and destroyed in the Ianos medicane. Total project cost: 52,287.96 €. A long term replacement will require very detailed planning and construction. No mention of when the 'temporary' bridge will be erected and usable.

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 @ 21:13:44 »
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Government seeking to vaccinate all islanders by end-June

As Greece prepares to welcome travelers from the European Union and other parts of the world on its safe list, the government is ramping up efforts to increase Covid vaccination coverage on the country’s islands, which receive the bulk of summer tourism.

A vaccination drive is already under way at dozens of islands with a population of below 10,000 residents; now the objective is to expand it to bigger islands, with a population above that number.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1160867/government-seeking-to-vaccinate-all-islander-by-june-25/

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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 @ 21:17:10 »
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Queen's Speech: Government makes pledges on animal welfare

The government has promised "the highest standards of animal welfare" in the UK as part of the Queen's Speech.

Outlining its plans for the upcoming Parliament, the pledges ranged from improving standards in zoos to mandatory microchipping for cats.

The measures will be covered by three bills introduced over the next year.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-57072922

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« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 @ 21:20:00 »
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Forests the size of France have regenerated over past 20 years
Study highlights forests’ capacity to regenerate themselves and will guide reforestation projects to help tackle climate crisis, researchers say

Over the past two decades, 59 million hectares of forest – an area equivalent to the size of France – have regenerated around the world with minimal human intervention, a new study shows.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/forest-natural-regeneration-brazil-mongolia-b1845543.html

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 @ 23:47:33 »
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Greece offers €300,000 reward for killers who strangled British-born student in front of baby
Minister says country ‘shaken up’ by killing of Caroline Crouch, 20, while husband tied up and dog hung from banister
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/11/greece-offers-300000-reward-for-killers-who-strangled-british-born-student-in-front-of-baby