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08/07/16
« on: Friday, 08 July, 2016 @ 12:08:44 »
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Greek tourism under pressure

With tourism key to the recovery of Greece’s ailing economy, this summer’s holiday season is crucial; but according to people working in the industry things are not looking good.

The picture is mixed and some western Greek islands, such as Corfu and Kefalonia, report business is booming...”
http://www.euronews.com/2016/07/07/greek-tourism-under-pressure/

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« Reply #1 on: Friday, 08 July, 2016 @ 12:13:19 »
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Terrified elderly couple hauled off cruise ship, interrogated and made to walk in 40 degree heat

A TERRIFIED great-grandmother was frogmarched off a cruise ship on a Greek Island and forced to walk for 45 minutes in sweltering heat.

Theresa Stott, aged 78, and her 84-year-old husband Norman, were hauled off the ship because of an unknown issue with her passport and
taken to an immigration office to be interrogated.

Shockingly, the couple — who both have mobility issues — were then left to walk the 45 minute journey back to the ship in blistering
temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius.

Mrs Stott said she has experienced problems with her passport before but has never got to the bottom of any issue. She said: “Quite a few
times now I have been questioned about it, but no one has ever found a problem. We contacted the passport office again after this time
and all they could say was that maybe there was a blip with it.”

She has now sent her passport off to the authorities to investigate what the problem could be.
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk
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Re: 08/07/16
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 08 July, 2016 @ 12:30:55 »
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Shot by refugees … Exodus, the shocking documentary that puts you on the sinking ship

A few hours into Hassan Akkad’s crossing from Turkey to Greece in an overcrowded dinghy, he realises things are not looking good for him, or the 50 other refugees squeezed in beside him. He notices that there is half a foot of water in the boat. Gradually, the mounting alarm is caught on camera, as Akkad films the doomed journey on a hidden camera.

Tarek... has paid €12,000 for eight adults and eight children. Had they been able to take the ferry, it would have been safe and it would have cost €22 each.

Exodus is on BBC2, 11-13 July at 9pm.
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/jul/07/people-smuggling-turkey-greece-exodus-bbc-tv-documentary


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Re: 08/07/16
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 08 July, 2016 @ 12:48:40 »
Seems there was some mindless vandalism at Agios Nikolaos church, Argostoli, sometime yesterday.

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Re: 08/07/16
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 08 July, 2016 @ 12:51:42 »
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New hacking software poses threat to bank accounts

The police’s Cyber Crime Unit has issued a warning against malicious software that hacks bank account passwords and codes.

The software is reportedly tailored to mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets etc and functions using the so-called SMS phishing (or smishing) system – whereby data is stolen when unsuspecting victims click on a URL link they receive in an SMS.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/210236/article/ekathimerini/news/new-hacking-software-poses-threat-to-bank-accounts

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« Reply #5 on: Friday, 08 July, 2016 @ 13:04:15 »
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Government may save 400 million euros per year by going digital
Bill aims to reduce bureaucracy, expenses, man hours and environmental impact, while promoting transparency

The Ministries of Administrative Reform and Interior have estimated that about 400 million euros can be saved on an annual basis in the public sector, simply by abolishing paper and switching to electronic documents instead.
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=813815


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Re: 08/07/16
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 08 July, 2016 @ 13:25:08 »
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Avast acquires rival AVG for $1.3 billion to create a security software giant
http://venturebeat.com/2016/07/07/avast-acquires-rival-avg-for-1-3-billion-to-create-a-security-software-giant/