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19/02/14
« on: Wednesday, 19 February, 2014 @ 13:39:11 »
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Three new wind parks set up by renewable energy sources company Terna Energy capable of producing 36 MW in total power have begun operation in Greece, bringing the total installed capacity of the Group in Greece and abroad to 544 MW.

Two of the wind parks are in Alexandroupoli, Evros prefecture (11,7 MW and 6,3 MW, respectively), and the third one is in Rhodes, eastern Mediterranean (18 MW).
http://www.hri.org/news/greek/ana/2014/14-02-18.ana.html#50

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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 19 February, 2014 @ 14:12:29 »
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Property prices in Greece are expected to keep falling in the coming years but this is making homes more affordable, according to the latest analysis of the Greek real estate market.

Prices continued to fall in 2013 to reach a peak to current decline of 32.7% in the third quarter of last year, says the report from Fitch Ratings.

Fitch expects a further fall in house prices in the coming years towards a total peak to trough decline of 42%.
http://www.propertywire.com/news/europe/greece-real-estate-prices-201402198803.html

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Re: 19/02/14
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 19 February, 2014 @ 14:49:54 »
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China’s poorest beat our best pupils
Children of factory workers and cleaners in Far East achieve better exam results than offspring of British lawyers and doctors, says OECD
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10645090/Chinas-poorest-beat-our-best-pupils.html


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There are lies, damned lies and statistics, but worse still are maths statistics.

It so happens that in 2010 researchers from the London Institute of Education reported that Chinese school performance had nothing to do with China. Even in Britain, "Chinese pupils from families in routine and manual jobs perform better than white pupils from managerial and professional backgrounds."

For a start, the Chinese figures are not for China at all, but just booming Shanghai. The other top maths countries were also de facto city states, such as Hong Kong and Singapore, shorn of their poorer hinterlands. Truss might as well compare rural China with the cities of London and Westminster.

Nobody has a clue what ought to be taught in schools. Britain's curriculum, like its teaching methods and school year, is stuck in Tom Brown's Schooldays.

I once visited Chinese schools; they were like communist drill halls, factories of pressure, discipline and childhood misery. The ultimate ambition for China's top mathematicians is to flee to America's Silicon Valley, where I gather they are packing their children into progressive Steiner Waldorf schools – as far from Gove's dirigisme as could be imagined.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/18/maths-more-pointless-than-latin-british-pupils-china


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Re: 19/02/14
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 19 February, 2014 @ 15:32:32 »
*Unconfirmed* but heard OEAD will be paying the Easter bonus.


Also heard IKA payments made by employers on Kef will be suspended for six months w.e.f. 0101/14.


Grimaldi Lines considering a direct Italy - Kef service.

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Re: 19/02/14
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 19 February, 2014 @ 17:08:11 »
Anther 4.7! So much for whatthe 'learned' Professor said, unlss of course he thinks 4.7 isn't big.

Unconfirmed but heard seismologist Professor Akis Tselentis is now saying the "probability of a remarkable aftershock is still real". Not from one of my usual sources and may not be worth paying much attention to.