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13/08/22
« on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 02:29:49 »
Kef fire risk 13/08/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8711 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0648 USD
£1 GBP = 1.148 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9391 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate which may be marginally higher or lower.
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g the
Post Office.
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.


Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.
Updated forecast @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Sat 13/08   28°/21°   20 km/h   57%   Scattered thunderstorms probable
Sun 14/08   27°/21°   25 km/h   80%   Thunderstorms probable, breezy
Mon 15/08   28°/21°   23 km/h   07%   Sunny
Tue 16/08   30°/22°   16 km/h   08%   Sunny
Wed 17/08   31°/23°   22 km/h   12%   Sunny
Thu 18/08   32°/23°   18 km/h   10%   Sunny
Fri 19/08   32°/23°   19 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 20/08   30°/22°   25 km/h   04%   Sunny
Sun 21/08   30°/22°   25 km/h   04%   Sunny
Mon 22/08   30°/22°   22 km/h   04%   Sunny


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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 02:38:38 »
Body of an 84 y-o Greek female recovered yesterday morning from the sea off Edipsos beach, Evia.

Body of a 58 y-o Greek male recovered midday yesterday from Akladies beach, Skiathos.

Body of a 76 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea at ​​Palaia Fokaia, East Attica.

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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 02:51:55 »
Beware if planning to head up to Fiskardo on the main west coast road: temporary bridge at Heimonikos ("Winter Bridge") is damaged, a plank is broken and partially missing leaving a pretty substantial gap.

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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 02:56:53 »
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Donald Trump investigated under Espionage Act as FBI seize ‘top secret’ documents from home

The FBI found several documents labelled “top secret” from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, according to court papers, as the former president is investigated under the Espionage Act.

A federal judge agreed to make a warrant used to search Mr Trump's home on Monday public, with a property receipt revealing FBI agents took 11 sets of classified records from his house.

The seized records include some that were marked classified as top secret and also “sensitive compartmented information,” a special category meant to protect the nation's most important secrets and those that, if revealed, would harm US interests.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-08-12/fbi-seized-top-secret-documents-from-donald-trumps-home-reports-claim

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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 03:09:02 »
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Soil healing and olive growing: how UK farms are coping with looming drought

Pete Thompson runs Brook Farm in Essex, one of the driest parts of the country. He grows vegetables, mostly brassicas and spring onions.

Thompson is growing olives on the slopes of his farm, hoping the roots of the tree will help stop soil erosion. They could also, potentially, be a viable crop as the climate heats up. “We have an olive project, a long-term project to identify suitable varieties for the UK. We’ve been picking olives and this year’s crop is looking quite good – they thrive in hot, arid conditions. It looks pretty Mediterranean at the moment. It also works planting trees on slopes where we have had soil erosion problems – they have reduced soil erosion and it helps biodiversity.”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/12/soil-healing-olive-growing-how-uk-farms-coping-looming-drought

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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 03:10:18 »
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Mirror, Express and local journalists vote to strike in pay dispute

They will stop work for four days over the next month, severely disrupting production of the newspapers and their websites. Staff turned down bosses’ offer of a 3% pay rise, arguing it is not enough to cope with the cost of living crisis.

Local outlets that will be affected include the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo, and many websites operating under the “Live” banner. All are owned by publishing group Reach, whose profits boomed in the pandemic but which recently warned of tougher trading conditions.
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/aug/12/mirror-express-local-journalists-vote-strike-pay-dispute-reach

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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 03:22:09 »
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Liz Truss appears to forget where she is at Conservative hustings
Foreign secretary tells Cheltenham audience they are in Derbyshire
https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/uk-news/truss-sunak-conservative-hustings-derbyshire-b2144015.html

She was probably wondering why she couldn't find the crooked spire  :iroll:


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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 03:26:25 »
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A $24 million superyacht burned up just weeks after it was delivered to an Italian car parts boss, and the cause of the fire is still unknown

A $24 million superyacht, recently received by its multimillionaire owner, caught on fire and is not believed to be salvageable.

The 43.7 meter long superyacht belonged to Paolo Scudieri, the chairman of Adler-Hp Pelzer Group, an automotive parts company.

The Aria SF superyacht was anchored on the west coast of Formentera at Cala Saona in the Balearic Sea when it caught on fire, according to Spanish sea safety and rescue agency Salvamento Martimo. The agency said the superyacht would be towed to Ibiza.

The superyacht had seven crew members and nine passengers onboard, and everyone was able to evacuate with no injuries. So far, its still unknown what caused the fire and where it originated on the superyacht.

Scudieri received his superyacht late last month.
https://africa.businessinsider.com/news/a-dollar24-million-superyacht-burned-up-just-weeks-after-it-was-delivered-to-an/kcbt2m0

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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 10:39:35 »
Overall for the period January-July 2022 passenger arrivals at Kef airport were up by just over 12% on same period in 'golden year' 2019, according to Fraport.
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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 10:50:34 »
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Fireman bitten by snake

A firefighter was injured when a snake bit him as he was helping to put a fire out in Neapoli, at the Andravida-Kyllini municipality in western Peloponnese on Friday.

Of the 23 snake species in Greece, six are poisonous.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1191127/fireman-bitten-by-snake/

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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 10:52:50 »
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Girl (8) dies from heatstroke in car

An 8-year-old girl died on Friday after being found unconscious in a car in a northern suburb of Athens.

The incident occurred in a Roma settlement in Halandri.

The alarm was raised at noon when the child’s mother, who was cooking and did not realize her child was missing, could not find the girl.

After a search, the child was found in the passenger seat of an abandoned car located near her home.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1191129/girl-8-dies-from-heatstroke-in-car/

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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #11 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 11:00:48 »
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Firefighter numbers in England down 20% since 2010, analysis shows

As the role of the fire service in tackling the worst effects of the climate crisis becomes clearer, so does the scale of cuts to the service in recent years.

Guardian analysis of publicly available data shows total firefighter headcount across 46 English fire authorities has fallen 20.4% since 2010, with 35,279 in 2021 compared with 44,307 in 2010, accounting for full-time and on-call firefighters.

Other official data reveals cuts to budgets as well as the number of staffed stations in the country.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/aug/13/firefighter-numbers-in-england-down-20-since-2010-analysis-shows

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« Reply #12 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 11:45:56 »
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Daily Mail calling? Boris Johnson weighs offers for his return to journalism

Three days before he became prime minister, Boris Johnson’s final column for the Daily Telegraph was published: a call for Britain to heed the lessons from the 1969 moon landings and embrace a “can-do spirit” while implementing Brexit.

Such political insight did not come cheap, with Johnson pocketing a £275,000 salary for working 10 hours a month on his weekly opinion pieces.

But, with the Telegraph titles having turned increasingly lukewarm on the prime minister after the Partygate scandal, it may be that Johnson will have to find a new home if he wants to return to journalism after leaving No 10.

Johnson had a long association with the Daily Telegraph, where he wrote a weekly column throughout most of his political career. He once described the £275,000 salary for this second job as “chicken feed” – but he may be in search of such scraps of income when he loses the prime ministerial salary.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/aug/13/daily-mail-calling-boris-johnson-weighs-offers-for-his-return-to-journalism


While employed to review cars for QC magazine BoJo reviewed cars without actually driving them, according to his former editor: metro.co.uk

Here's his 'review' of the Aston Martin Vantage V8: carmagazine.co.uk

Probably one of the reasons BoJo earned these reviews of his talent as a journalist:

Boris Johnson Was the Worst Car Writer of All Time - jalopnik.com

Remember That Boris Johnson Was Once a Car Reviewer - thetruthaboutcars.com

Boris Johnson was once the world’s worst car journalist - carkeys.co.uk

Maybe he's more suited to mismanaging a used car business, he's so full of bullshit he'd make Arthur Daley seem a beacon of honesty.

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« Reply #13 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 12:07:09 »
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Tourism boosts the Greek islands, but not all seek the spotlight
https://www.marketplace.org/2022/08/12/tourism-boosts-the-greek-islands-but-not-all-seek-the-spotlight/

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« Reply #14 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 16:37:31 »
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Tax inspector assaulted on Kefalonia

The head of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has expressed his full support to a tax inspector who was attacked this week during the inspection of a pizzeria in Argostoli on the Ionian island of Kefalonia.

Giorgos Pitsilis contacted the inspector and assured her she will be provided with all legal cover and support.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1191085/tax-inspector-assaulted-on-kefalonia/

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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #15 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 18:36:54 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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« Reply #16 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 18:48:46 »
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No-one has ever paid a fine for breaking a hosepipe ban, admit water companies
In theory anyone caught breaking the ban could be fined £1,000
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/no-one-has-ever-paid-fine-breaking-hosepipe-ban-admit-water/

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Re: 13/08/22
« Reply #17 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 20:20:45 »
Body of an 81 y-0 Greek male recovered midday today from Mikri Mantinea marine area, Kalamata.

Body of a 75 y-o Greek male recovered midday today from Akti Nireos beach, Evia.

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« Reply #18 on: Saturday, 13 August, 2022 @ 23:48:14 »
Body of a 67 y-o Greek male recovered this morning from Tyrou beach, South Kynouria.

Body of a unidentified white male, approx 5' 8" tall and aged approx 45-50 years with a beard, was recovered midday today in a state of decomposition from the sea at Keas, Lavrio.