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20/01/14
« on: Monday, 20 January, 2014 @ 10:43:03 »
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Greek tourists Dimitris, Ada and daughter Aphrodite are travelling around Australia with two pushbikes and an open mind
http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/on-your-bike

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Re: 20/01/14
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 20 January, 2014 @ 11:00:42 »
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Nasa says Mars mystery rock that ‘appeared’ from nowhere is ‘like nothing we’ve ever seen before’
Rock like a ‘jelly doughnut’ has left scientists ‘completely confused’
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-says-mars-mystery-rock-that-appeared-from-nowhere-is-like-nothing-weve-ever-seen-before-9070323.html

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Re: 20/01/14
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 20 January, 2014 @ 11:46:53 »
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The 85 richest people on the planet have accumulated as much wealth between them as half of the world’s population, political and financial leaders have been warned ahead of their annual gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos.

The tiny elite of multibillionaires, who could fit into a double-decker bus, have piled up fortunes equivalent to the wealth of the world’s poorest 3.5bn people, according to a new analysis by Oxfam. The charity condemned the “pernicious” impact of the steadily growing gap between a small group of the super-rich and hundreds of millions of their fellow citizens, arguing it could trigger social unrest.

Oxfam calculated that almost half the world’s wealth  – $110trn – is owned by just 1 per cent of its population. It said that 70 per cent of people live in countries where the gap between the rich and poor has widened in the last 30 years.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/oxfam-warns-davos-of-pernicious-impact-of-the-widening-wealth-gap-9070714.html

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Re: 20/01/14
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 20 January, 2014 @ 18:37:51 »
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A Greek fugitive who disappeared while on prison leave has threatened the government with armed action, accusing it of ruining the country with austerity measures.

Christodoulos Xiros, who was convicted in 2003 of belonging to the far-left November 17 organisation, has vowed to return to arms.

He was serving six life sentences for bombings and shootings.

He vanished in January while on leave from prison to visit his family.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25811535

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Re: 20/01/14
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 20 January, 2014 @ 19:47:11 »
Looks like work between the two bridges in Poros is almost complete but access across the minor bridge to Aragia beach is a bit iffy. Work now on-going down the riverside road, Aragia-side, past Leonidas supermarket.

Heard Mostra, end of the square, may have closed down; tables and chairs still inside but hasn't been open for the past few nights. Kiosk on the square just re-opened after two weeks hols but may close until summer season starts. Kiosk on the port open 'til 20:30.

Roadworks between Poros - Skala still on-going.

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Re: 20/01/14
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 20 January, 2014 @ 20:13:35 »
Around noon yesterday a human skeleton, believed female, was discovered by chance in a remote area of Vassiliki, Levkas. Forensic investigation underway to determine identity and cause of death.

Body identified as a 98 year old local who disappeared 22/12/2011.


30 year old local arrested in Sami on Saturday for possession of 30 illegal tablets. Accusations of ill-treatment of ancillary staff at Keramies school.