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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 10/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 10 August, 2022 @ 21:19:53 »
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Dozens feared dead as migrant boat sinks off the coast of Greece
Officials say navy and air force efforts to rescue up to 50 people has shown no signs of progress

Dozens of people are feared to have died off the coast of Greece after their boat sank while attempting to make the perilous crossing from Turkey.

Efforts by Greece’s navy and air force to rescue up to 50 people who went down with the vessel in stormy waters off Rhodes had shown no signs of progress by late Wednesday, coast guard officials said.

“There were around 80 people on board according to the 29 men who were rescued in the area at around 5am,” a coast guard official said. “Up to 50 people are still missing.”

The boat, which was en route to Italy from Antalya in southern Turkey – an increasingly popular passage for those attempting to get to Europe – sank 38 nautical miles south of Rhodes in seas whipped by gale-force winds. Coast guard officials described the shipwreck as being in international waters.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/10/dozens-feared-dead-as-migrant-boat-sinks-off-the-coast-of-greece
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 10 August, 2022 @ 21:07:05 »

A tax officer was injured in Argostoli...


Maik, think this should be on News Briefs

 :btu: Thanks, BeeTee. Now sorted, indeed, I had posted it in wrong place!
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 10/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 10 August, 2022 @ 20:59:58 »
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Alien species invade Med as temperatures head higher

Experts are sounding the alarm as the warming of the sea is affecting the Mediterranean ecosystem, which is already stressed from overfishing, plastic pollution, yacht traffic and noise pollution.

While the number of alien species is increasing due to rising temperatures, marine mammal populations have declined by 41% in the last 50 years. Indicatively, half of the shark and ray species are considered endangered, and there are no more than 400 monk seals.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1190822/alien-species-invade-med-as-temperatures-head-higher/
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by BeeTee on Wednesday, 10 August, 2022 @ 20:58:09 »
A tax officer was injured in Argostoli when he and a colleague were 'escorted' from a restaurant having found it to be avoiding tax by not issuing receipts. Allegedly the tax official tripped and fell necessitating a visit to hospital. Police summoned, restaurant issued with a fine and closed for a month.
Maik, think this should be on News Briefs
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 10/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 10 August, 2022 @ 20:58:04 »
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First license for skyscraper in Greece issued, minister says

The first license for the construction of a skyscraper in Greece was issued late on Tuesday, Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Wednesday.

In an interview with private broadcaster Skai TV, the minister said construction of the 198.85 metre-high tower in Elliniko – to be called the Riviera Tower – is expected to begin in a few weeks.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1190940/first-license-for-skyscraper-in-greece-issued-minister-says/

On the site of the old Athens airport.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 10/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 10 August, 2022 @ 20:51:32 »
Varkarola in Lixouri port this evening starting at 22:00
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 10 August, 2022 @ 20:49:50 »
A tax officer was injured in Argostoli when he and a colleague were 'escorted' from a restaurant having found it to be avoiding tax by not issuing receipts. Allegedly the tax official tripped and fell necessitating a visit to hospital. Police summoned, restaurant issued with a fine and closed for a month.
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 10 August, 2022 @ 20:43:47 »
Magnitude   ML 2.2
Region   GREECE
Date time   2022-08-10 12:39:01.3 UTC
Location   38.34 N ; 20.42 E
Depth   2 km
Distances   115 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 168,000 / local time: 15:39:01.3 2022-08-10
19 km NNW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,800 / local time: 15:39:01.3 2022-08-10
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=1157800
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 10/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 10 August, 2022 @ 20:41:30 »
Body of an 84 y-o Greek male recovered midday today from the sea at loutraki beach.

Body of an 83 y-o Greek male recovered midday today from the beach at Sozopolis, Halkidiki.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 10/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 10 August, 2022 @ 20:36:15 »
Ithaka Port Authority officers this morning arrested in the Marambou area of Vathy port a 32 y-o local male after a female was heard shouting for help. A distressed 27 y-o female was taken to Ithaka medical centre for treatment to body injuries.
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