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19/03/14
« on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 00:32:32 »
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Shetland and Orkney 'should get vote on whether to leave Scotland'
New petition lodged at Holyrood calls for Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles to be granted a referendum on staying part of Scotland

The islands were part of Norway until the 15th century.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scottish-independence/10705477/Shetland-and-Orkney-should-get-vote-on-whether-to-leave-Scotland.html


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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 07:25:14 »

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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 14:57:01 »
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An EU bank is providing a loan worth €235 million (£197.3m) to support the electricity network improvement in Greece.

The cash will help Greek Public Power Corporation (PPC) renovate the electricity distribution network as well as extend around 186,000 connections throughout the country.
http://www.energylivenews.com/2014/03/19/greece-gets-e235m-to-improve-electricity-network/

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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 15:00:11 »
A little wobble yesterday in Ireland:

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Magnitude   ML 2.2
Region   IRELAND
Date time   2014-03-18 20:45:15.0 UTC
Location   52.33 N ; 6.25 W
Depth   10 km
Distances   112 km S of Dublin, Ireland / pop: 1,024,027 / local time: 20:45:15.0 2014-03-18
14 km E of Loch Garman, Ireland / pop: 17,708 / local time: 20:45:15.0 2014-03-18
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=366044

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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 16:03:50 »
Amazing magpie/Jack Russell vid.  Turns out the magpie was rescued very young and became a pet of the family.

I just followed one of the links and found this and then realised that of course YouTube has loads of similar vids!!




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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 17:51:43 »
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The CEO of Irish budget airline Ryanair Michael O'Leary announced record bookings for his company's upcoming flights to Athens which will begin on the 1st of April. As To Vima online reports, O'Leary estimated that his airline will transfer about four million passengers to and from Greek destinations. The company will operate six flights to Athens, Chania, Corfu, Kalamata, Kefalonia, Kos and Patra.

Additionally, the CEO revealed that Ryanair has invested over 300 million dollars in Greece and is currently in talks with various airports about expanding its number of flights in November.
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/tourism/2014/03/19/Tourism-Ryanair-record-bookings-flights-Greece_10254764.html

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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 18:08:17 »
Lagokefalos (lagocephalus) have had a mention here before as they've spread up from the East via the Suez Canal and into the Med waters around Cyprus and Greece. Last Friday one was reportedly caught off Zakynthos.

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Lagocephalus sceleratus, or better known as the pufferfish, or fugu, is widespread in Asia and Indo-Pacific regions. It is a poisonous fish containing tetrodotoxin (TTX) which is a potent neurotoxin.
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cricc/2012/782507

Consuming the fish (unless prepared by a specially trained chef) will likely cause respiratory disorders, paralysis and, quite possibly, death.


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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 18:28:35 »
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Madeleine McCann police seek intruder who attacked girls at holiday homes
Detectives investigating girl's disappearance look for dark-haired man who sexually abused five girls in Algarve, Portugal
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/19/madeleine-mccann-police-intruder-girls-algarve


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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 21:20:15 »
Just seen on the news that there have been 6 dogs poisoned in parks in Brent. 3 have died. It was put in bits of chicken. B******s.
Always look on the bright side of life.

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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 21:42:59 »
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A shell or grenade buried in western Belgium since World War One, has exploded, killing two people.

At least two more were injured, one of whom is in critical condition.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26654314

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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 22:12:54 »
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The number of flu-related deaths in Greece exceeded 100 on Wednesday, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO), which has been monitoring the spike in the number of cases of the virulent H1N1 strain this year.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_19/03/2014_538311

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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 22:15:00 »
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A private school in Attica is under investigation after complaints from abroad that it allowed student aircraft mechanics to obtain certificates under false pretences, Kathimerini understands.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_19/03/2014_538318

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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 @ 22:23:19 »
It's not just Facebook, the NSA and GCHQ...

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Is your boss spying on you?
From monitoring your trips to the loo and listening to your conversations to keeping  track of illicit office affairs, your employer could be using a host of new technologies to snoop on you like never before
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/is-your-boss-spying-on-you-9203169.html


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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #14 on: Friday, 21 March, 2014 @ 20:06:48 »
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A private school in Attica is under investigation after complaints from abroad that it allowed student aircraft mechanics to obtain certificates under false pretences, Kathimerini understands.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_19/03/2014_538318

Bloody 'ell!  What happens to the unqualified mechanics who "passed" and are now working for ******** ?

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Re: 19/03/14
« Reply #15 on: Friday, 21 March, 2014 @ 20:09:18 »
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A shell or grenade buried in western Belgium since World War One, has exploded, killing two people.

At least two more were injured, one of whom is in critical condition.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26654314

But was it one of ours or one of theirs?   :hmm: Heard on the radio they pick up tons of stuff every year but luckily very little of it goes off.  Terrible that it's still affecting people after nearly 100 years. 

Tony