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29/07/17
« on: Saturday, 29 July, 2017 @ 01:57:43 »
Sounds as though a Kef seaplane service might be a step closer as the Ionian Islands Regional Council  has invited tenders from parties interested in running services on Kef and Ithaka.

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Re: 29/07/17
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 29 July, 2017 @ 15:28:38 »
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13 out of 14 Fraport-managed airports around Greece post higher passenger traffic in H1 2017
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1262855/13-out-of-14-fraport-managed-airports-around-greece-post-higher-passenger-traffic-in-h1-2017

Almost certainly would have happened without Fraport's takeover.

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Re: 29/07/17
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 29 July, 2017 @ 15:30:46 »
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Former minister found guilty in Siemens Hellas kickbacks, bribery case

An Athens appeals court on Friday found a one-time minister in a late 1990s socialist PASOK government guilty of money laundering charges.

The court ruled that 450,000 deutschmarks transferred by Siemens Hellas into bank accounts controlled by former transport minister Tassos Mantelis were, indeed, a kickback, and not an "campaign contribution", as the latter has long claimed. An indictment maintained that the money aimed to seal a contract for Siemens with the then state-run Hellenic Telecoms (OTE) for the digitalization of its phone lines.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1262702/former-minister-found-guilty-in-siemens-hellas-kickbacks-bribery-case

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Re: 29/07/17
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 29 July, 2017 @ 17:31:04 »
Kef police yesterday arrested a 35 y-o Turkish national at Kef airport on suspicion of trying to use forged documents to board a flight to Italy.

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Re: 29/07/17
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 29 July, 2017 @ 17:48:10 »
Couple of news reports that indicate (to me) that technology is getting a bit out of control:

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Hackers can turn web-connected car washes into horrible death traps
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/27/killer_car_wash/

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Facebook AI shut down after it starts speaking in its own made up language
https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3014735/facebook-ai-shut-down-after-it-starts-speaking-in-its-own-made-up-language