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13/02/14
« on: Thursday, 13 February, 2014 @ 12:49:08 »
Heard Kefalonian Lines are causing a bit of commotion now they've entered the Zakynthos market, seems they're offering the Zante-Kyllini / Kyllini-Zante route at 2.80€ for passengers and 7.15€ for cars. Competing ferry companies say this is below the cost price.


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Re: 13/02/14
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 13 February, 2014 @ 13:02:07 »
Apparently seismology professor Akis Tselentis is of the opinion that the main danger of 'quakes in the current series is over, though aftershocks could continue for weeks or months. Seismologist Houliara Gerasimos recently offered a similar opinion.

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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 13 February, 2014 @ 13:18:58 »
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British child beaten to death with cricket bat by father in Australia
Father killed his 11-year-old son at a cricket training session before being shot dead by police in front of bystanders, including children
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10635054/British-child-beaten-to-death-with-cricket-bat-by-father-in-Australia.html

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Re: 13/02/14
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 13 February, 2014 @ 13:55:22 »
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Owners and administrators of Linksys home routers are being advised to update and secure their devices following reports of active attacks on a flaw present in at least two models.

SANS noted that E1200 routers with the latest 2.0.06 firmware version seemed to be immune to the spotted attacks, but the E1000s – which are no longer supported – were not, even with the most recent firmware installed.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/13/have_a_linksys_router_nows_a_good_time_to_update_that_firmware/

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 13 February, 2014 @ 14:00:21 »
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Greek unemployment rises to 28 percent, a record high

Greek unemployment rose to new heights in November of last year, reaching a record 28 percent from a downwardly revised 27.7 percent in the previous month, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Thursday.

The rate is more than double the average in the 28-member eurozone of 12.1 percent in November, emphasizing the impact of more than three years of austerity on the employment sector in Greece.

Youth unemployment remained exceptionally high, hitting 61.4 percent in November of last year, according to ELSTAT.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_13/02/2014_537346

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 13 February, 2014 @ 15:33:25 »
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Greece on high alert after extremists declare war on ‘German capitalist machine’

Greek authorities have stepped up security after a leftist extremist group declared war on the “German capitalist machine.” The group has claimed responsibility for attacks on a Mercedes-Benz branch and on the German ambassador’s residence in Athens.

An anarchist group calling itself the Popular Fighters has come forward, claiming to be behind a botched rocket attack on the offices of German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz in the Greek capital.

The attack itself was carried out on January 12.

The group also said it riddled the residence of the German ambassador with bullets before dawn on December 30 last year.

RT correspondent Maria Finoshina said that many Greeks blame Germany for forcing the country to introduce harsh austerity measures that have pushed up unemployment rates in the country.

 Robert Harneis, journalist and author, said that there was a lot of “ill-feeling” among the Greeks for the German people.

They know that a lot of the money that is given to the Greek government to “help the Greeks” – 80 percent of that money goes straight back to the German and French banks that unwisely lent money to the Greek government,” Harneis told RT.
http://rt.com/news/greece-germany-leftist-group-866/

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Re: 13/02/14
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 13 February, 2014 @ 17:38:34 »
Heard Kefalonian Lines are causing a bit of commotion now they've entered the Zakynthos market, seems they're offering the Zante-Kyllini / Kyllini-Zante route at 2.80€ for passengers and 7.15€ for cars. Competing ferry companies say this is below the cost price.


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Can't see how they can operate at these prices. Their website quotes €5 for passengers and €18.10 for cars, whereas Poros - Killini is €7.50 and €33.60 respectively. Even that is half the price it used to be!
http://www.kefalonianlines.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=94&Itemid=512&lang=el

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Re: 13/02/14
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 13 February, 2014 @ 20:57:44 »
Think it's a temporary offer, Rog, but can't figure out what's going on with the local ferry companies.

Couple more bits of (slightly odd) news:

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The Greek education ministry is offering dozens of undergraduate and postgraduate places for the 2014-15 academic year, as well as language and culture courses for this summer

Are you from Bulgaria, Israel, Croatia, China, Cyprus, Latvia, Mexico, South Korea, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia or the Czech Republic? Are you interested in studying for a year in Greece or spending some time in the summer learning the language? Then you might be entitled to a scholarship.

Successful undergraduate applicants are entitled to a monthly allowance of €400 and postgraduates €450.
http://www.enetenglish.gr/?i=news.en.society&id=1763


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Investors from non-EU countries will be allowed to obtain five-year resident permits in Greece, provided the investment is at least 250,000 euros ($340,378), according to a new law, said a report.

The law was announced on the sidelines of a visit by Greek Minister of Tourism Olga Kayvalogiana to Saudi Arabia, aimed at promoting Greek tourism and opening up new markets, it said.

Non-EU citizens and their families can get the ‘Schengen’ visa for five years, if they buy or rent a property in Greece for the stipulated amount, which can be renewed for another five years if they do not sell the property, it added.
http://www.tradearabia.com/news/LAW_251987.html