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09/01/14
« on: Thursday, 09 January, 2014 @ 11:59:31 »
Main Argostoli - Fiskardo road will be closed to all traffic between Ανωμεριάς - Χάρακα (Myrtos viewing point) during period Thursday, 02/01/14 - Monday, 31/03/14 due to essential roadworks.


Drainage works on the Skala - Poros road on-going...

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Re: 09/01/14
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 09 January, 2014 @ 12:10:56 »
Not sure I've understood this correctly but I gather a new, aditional, 'holding facility' (prison) will be constucted in Lixouri for the Coast Guard / Port police. Also in various other ports oaround Greece. Gather it's in response to the number of illegal immigrants discovered in Greek territorial waters.

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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 09 January, 2014 @ 12:26:50 »
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Sugar has become as dangerous as alcohol or tobacco, academics have said as they call on the food industry to cut 30 per cent from processed in Britons’ cupboards.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10559671/Sugar-is-as-dangerous-as-alcohol-and-tobacco-warn-health-experts.html

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Re: 09/01/14
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 09 January, 2014 @ 12:31:37 »
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Insurance premiums for motorists may be cut by up to £15 a year after the government announced that all driving licence records were being put online.

Currently insurers are unable to check licence details when they sell policies, and so have to "price in" the risk that drivers either lie to them about endorsements to get a lower quote, or simply make a mistake.

But a system due to be launched by the DVLA in March will allow them to access the information through the gov.uk website using an individual's licence number, national insurance number and postcode.

The paper counterpart to the driving licence card is due to be phased out by the end of 2015, and there will be an assisted service for those who find it difficult to use the internet.
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/09/car-insurance-premiums-licence-records-online

Never could see the point of carting around the licence card and the paper part.

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 09 January, 2014 @ 13:57:41 »
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US firm Yellow Jacket has caused a stir at the Consumer Electronics Show by unveiling a smartphone case that doubles as an electric shock stun gun.

The "self-defence" feature packs a 650,000 volt sting, and comes in a range of colours including pink.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25664451

Illegal in the EU  :dunno: