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Expat Cafe - Accountant in Ierapetra / Makry Gialos area

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 21:39:58 GMT

There is one in Koutsaras opposite the chemist near the Dr surgery, she is ok but not great at english but can get by.



Social Networks - Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram Foursquare Pinterest Tumblr Plurk - We suffer because Google and Amazon are in open Internet warfare

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 06:21:35 GMT

Knowing how addicted many of us are to Youtube and Amazon services and Netflix, you should know the battle of the Internet giants has begun and we, the consumers are caught in the middle.

On Dec 5 Google announced it will disconnect from January 1, 2018 all its YouTube videos from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices (unless some kind of agreement is reached beforehand - (unlikely?)).

So, #Google’s move is a salvo of retaliation for #Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with Amazon gadgets like Google's #Chromecaststreaming device, a competitor to Fire TV.
 
This is an all out tussle between two of the world's major technology companies out to dominate the market even further.  It is open Internet warfare.

And, we the consumers are caught in the tussle for Internet dominance by those companies that offer us popular services.

Media sources and nwitimes.com/.

Pic below source:

Tags:google, youtube, amazon, competitive war, fire tv, #chromecast, streaming device, major technology companies, dominate the market,  internet warfare.



Greek_Island of Crete : Xpat News and Events - Table top sale,Sunday, 10th December. The Library Taverna, Likotinara

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 15:19:23 GMT

Table top Sale, Likotinara, Sunday 10th December

Come and join us at Likotinara, Apokoronas West Crete
This Sunday 0900-1300

Great chance to catch up with friends and have a coffee while looking round the stalls.

Wide variety of goods; Dvds, household, bric a brac, pies & pastries, books, clothes,cards & Gifts, toiletries, jewellery etc....

Customers and new table toppers welcome.,Phone 2825022446 for more info or to reserve a table
Tables 5 euro, proceeds to the village fund



Health Matters in Crete  - News - Agios Nikolaos Hospital

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 07:26:26 GMT

Management announces that a regular pediatric-pulmonary clinic will be held every Monday at the Ayios Nikolaos Hospital (nozokomeio), by prior appointment.

The specialist clinic, as the title suggests is to bring special care for the young with lung and associated breathing problems.

There are so many uncertainties with public funding of hospitals across Greece that any new announcement, as with the pediatric-pulmonary clinic, are most welcome and appreciated by the residents in Lassithi Prefecture.

The foreign community organisation, INCO, is working closely with the Lassithi Public Hospital administration with providing volunteer work.

Important: The clinic is being held in the Dental Clinic
Telephone number: 2841343606, open from 12:00 to 14:00

Info courtesy of radio104.4, Agnik

To locate the AgNik hospital:
Knosou 4, Ag. Nikolaos 721 00, Greece
Latitude:35.194325035° 11' 39.57'' N
Longitude:25.713719025° 42' 49.39'' E

This is the Agios Nikolaos main hospital's website

Photo Credit

Tags: News, Ayios Nikolaos Hospital,  pediatric-pulmonary, specialist clinic, #Crete, #Kreta, #Creta, #Greece, associated breathing problems, young, announcement, every Monday, Lassithi Prefecture, britsincrete, INCO, Public Hospital administration, Knosou 4, Ag. Nikolaos 721 00,  Greece, Latitude:35.194325035° 11' 39.57'' N, Longitude:25.713719025° 42' 49.39'' E




Greek_Island of Crete : Xpat News and Events - Murder On The Orient Express Now Playing

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 05:48:24 GMT

The remake of the 1974 classic has a short run at the Rex Cinema, Agios Nikolaos. Good for a good old fashioned evening out with popcorn and ice cream.
Address:
2 Sfakianaki Str.
72100 Agios Nikolaos
Greece
Telephone  +302841082680

To Locate on maps:
Latitude:35.190214035° 11' 24.77'' N
Longitude:25.719395025° 43' 9.82'' E

Screening Times:
December 4 - 22.15- 00.15
December 5 - 19.00 -21.00
December 6 -21.30- 23.30

Best to park in the port area, adjacent to the Cruise Ship quay. There it is free. Then walk up to the cinema at the roundabout with monument. 5-7mins.
Or, park in the Yacht Marina car park. Then walk up 3-5 mins stroll.

Murder on the Orient Express (Remake 2017)
The Agatha Christie classic novel rekindles the story line...In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. The original, if you remember was directed by Sidney Lumet and starred Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall and Ingrid Bergman.  This remake is directed by Kenneth Branagh
who is also a lead, with Penélope Cruz and Willem Dafoe. Passable reviews by critics.

Thanks to Barbara at INCO committee, the foreign community group in Agios Nikolaos area for the info.

[url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3402236/videoplayer/vi612153625] Check out this video on IMDb! [/url

Tags: Murder on the Orient Express, 2017 remake, movie, now showing, 1974 classic, has a short run, Rex Cinema, #Agios Nikolaos, #Crete,  Latitude:35.190214035°,  Longitude:25.719395025° , Agatha Christie classic novel ,rekindles Sidney Lumet, Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman.  Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, britsincrete



Expat Cafe - Greece :: Warning, General Strike Planned

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 04:29:54 GMT

Dec 14 is the date fixed for next mass disruption of services across the Country

Greece’s biggest labor unions have called a new general strike this month over bailout-linked austerity policies, as the government begins new talks with international creditors.

The Greek civil servants’ union called ADEDY, has garnered support across many private sector unions as well. Discontent continues in the labour force over the Athens Government's failure to compromise on the cuts in pensions and salaries.

Behind this intransigence is the pressure from the EU in Brussels to streamline and centralise pensions into a unified system. That is what will bring about more cuts in income benefits for employed Greeks.

The massive "TROIKA" (a dirty word in politics in Greece and to ordinary Greeks) bailout program ends in August 2018. This will be a critical date when Greece is supposed to break free from Brussels control and refinance its own borrowings by selling Greek government bonds.

The strike will go ahead unless the Athens Government relents on key points especially significant changes in Greece's energy sector. It was recent failure in talks on that sector that caused the latest trade union's anguish.

Article is sourced via Greece's mainstream media outlets and RT (Russia).

Tags: Greeces biggest, labor unions, general strike , bailout-linked austerity policies, Greek civil servants union, ADEDY,  private sector, Athens Government,  cuts in pensions and salaries, streamline and centralise, pensions, unified system



Greek_Island of Crete : Xpat News and Events - Its here, The big Christmas Fayre. Sunday, 3rd December

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:35:03 GMT

There is also going to be a magician and a childrens creche.Its a sellout, over 100 stalls booked.
Come and enjoy a great day out



Expat Cafe - A short video about the 2018 Road Tax

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:27:07 GMT

Please find a short video about the 2018 Road Tax notification below:

https://insurance-greece.com/insurance-tips-in-greece/print-pay-road-tax/



For Sale Adverts in Greece  - Kenwood AT338 BLENDER ATTACHMENT Hardly used.

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:52:36 GMT

Hardly used Kenwood AT338 blender attachment fits Kenwood Chef/Major.  Have box and instructions. Selling as have bought a free standing blender in 50% off Black Friday deal !!

Bargain at 20.00 Euro's. See price on Kenwood.uk site for a new one. (image) .

Vamos area. West Crete.  6985823444