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Offline Maik

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29/03/14
« on: Saturday, 29 March, 2014 @ 00:51:44 »
Well, that's a funny coincidence!  You'll be telling me next the CCTV tape has gone missing!  ;)

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An investigation was launched on Friday into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ilie Kareli, the 42-year-old Albanian inmate who killed a prison guard on Tuesday, after he was found dead in a prison cell and a coroner’s report indicated that he had suffered serious injuries after being beaten with a blunt instrument.

The association of prison guards expressed regret over Kareli’s death and backed an investigation into its causes.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_28/03/2014_538563

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Re: 29/03/14
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 29 March, 2014 @ 07:39:40 »
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There is an added buzz to this time of year. We are drawing ever closer to Easter in Greece.

The start of Lent in Greece is marked with a variety of rituals, the first and most important being food. Since the start of Lent, or Clean Monday as it’s called here, is also considered the start of spring, it’s tradition to cook a grand meal and consume it outdoors.

Meat is not consumed in keeping with the tradition of Lent, whereby meat, dairy products and certain types of oils are not consumed. It should be pointed out here that it is widely known that Greek orthodox priests fancying a bit of steak have been known to publicly baptise pieces of meat as vegetables to get around the no-meat clause that their position of keepers of the religion requires.

Baptisms are enormously important in Greek life, this being the point in your existence when you finally get your name, a part of your identity that you will carry for life. So if the priest says you are a cabbage when you are in fact a goat, you are a cabbage, no questions asked.
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/opinion/2014/March/opinion_March48.xml&section=opinion

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Re: 29/03/14
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 29 March, 2014 @ 12:07:15 »
Snippet that might be of interest to sailors:

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The multi-bill that was introduced recently in Greek Parliament, contains 50 reforms to four key sectors of Greece.

The bill... also lifts limitations on moorings and anchorages of yachts.

The multi-bill will be voted in Parliament on Sunday, 30 March.
http://news.gtp.gr/2014/03/28/multi-bill-foresees-changes-greek-tourism-sector/

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Re: 29/03/14
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 29 March, 2014 @ 19:31:16 »
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There is an added buzz to this time of year. We are drawing ever closer to Easter in Greece.

The start of Lent in Greece is marked with a variety of rituals, the first and most important being food. Since the start of Lent, or Clean Monday as it’s called here, is also considered the start of spring, it’s tradition to cook a grand meal and consume it outdoors.

Meat is not consumed in keeping with the tradition of Lent, whereby meat, dairy products and certain types of oils are not consumed. It should be pointed out here that it is widely known that Greek orthodox priests fancying a bit of steak have been known to publicly baptise pieces of meat as vegetables to get around the no-meat clause that their position of keepers of the religion requires.

Baptisms are enormously important in Greek life, this being the point in your existence when you finally get your name, a part of your identity that you will carry for life. So if the priest says you are a cabbage when you are in fact a goat, you are a cabbage, no questions asked.
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/opinion/2014/March/opinion_March48.xml&section=opinion

Er... cabbage..... goat....??!! :papa: :oki:

Tony