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02/06/23
« on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 04:50:09 »
Kef fire risk 02/06/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8840 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1018 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1312 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9076 €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
Fri 02/06   24°/18°   16 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud
Sat 03/06   25°/17°   19 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Sun 04/06   26°/18°   16 km/h   14%   Mostly sunny
Mon 05/06   27°/19°   11 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Tue 06/06   26°/19°   12 km/h   08%   Mostly cloudy
Wed 07/06   25°/19°   12 km/h   56%   Showers probable
Thu 08/06   26°/19°   16 km/h   08%   Sun & cloud
Fri 09/06   26°/19°   16 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Sat 10/06   26°/19°   16 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud
Sun 11/06   26°/19°   17 km/h   17%   Mostly sunny


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Re: 02/06/23
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 05:00:10 »
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The Deadliest Decade for Shark Attacks in Greece

The paper, authored by Christos Taklis, provides a detailed statistical breakdown of shark attacks occurring in Greece over the past 180 years.

The author of the study collected data from a variety of sources to build a comprehensive profile of incidents occurring in Greece between the years 1847 and 1981.

According to the study, the deadliest decade for recorded shark attacks in Greek waters was the 1950s. Over this ten-year period, there were a total of six incidents, five of which proved fatal.

The overall picture though, is that shark attacks in Greece are rare. Over the 180-year period examined in the paper, there were only 15 total recorded incidents.

The author of the study could not identify any shark attacks which took place in the country after the last recorded incident in 1981.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/05/31/shark-attacks-greece/

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« Reply #2 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 05:04:55 »
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DFDS launches new Initiative to Protect Sperm Whales in Southern Greece

At DFDS, our awareness of how our ferry and logistics activities impact biodiversity is growing. We are taking essential steps to protect marine life in the Mediterranean around the Southern part of Greece, a critical habitat for endangered sperm whales.

Together with a coalition of NGOs, including IFAW, Ocean Care, Pelagos Cetacean Institute, and WWF Greece, DFDS has developed initiatives to reduce vessel-whale collisions in the Hellenic Trench in Southern Greece:

* Route Adjustments: We have redefined our vessel routes to avoid high-risk areas known for frequent sperm whale sightings.

* Slow Steaming: We have limited vessel speeds in these high-risk zones to minimize the potential of collisions.

* Spotting and Reporting: We have initiated a policy encouraging all Masters to maintain vigilance, identify whales, and communicate sightings promptly to DFDS vessels and other ships in the vicinity.
https://www.businessupturn.com/brand-post/dfds-launches-new-initiative-to-protect-sperm-whales-in-southern-greece/

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« Reply #3 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 05:08:03 »
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Amazon’s main UK division pays no corporation tax for second year in a row

Amazon UK Services received tax credit of £7.7m for investment in infrastructure under Rishi Sunak’s super-deduction scheme
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/jun/01/amazon-uk-services-main-division-pay-no-corporation-tax


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« Reply #4 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 14:51:37 »
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Skai TV brings ITV Studios’ ‘I’m A Celebrity…’ format to Greece

The order makes this the 17th territory to adapt the format, with the Greek version to be produced by Acun Medya, and filmed in the Dominican Republic.

The deal follows Skai TV’s order for another popular ITV Studios format, Love Island, in August.
https://tbivision.com/2023/06/02/skai-tv-brings-itv-studios-im-a-celebrity-format-to-greece/

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« Reply #5 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 15:41:32 »
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Mykonos beach bars proceed with demolitions to avert closure

Businesses on the island of Mykonos are in a race against time to demolish illegally constructed structures on their premises and avoid being shut down by authorities.

On Thursday, the Nammos seaside restaurant demolished its illegally constructed facilities in Psarrou.

Voluntary demolitions are also taking place at most of the beach bars where planning violations were recorded.

Five beach bars on Mykonos out of the six singled out by inspectors for violations have applied for compliance and two of them, Lohan and Alemagou, have already removed their unauthorized structures.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1212421/mykonos-beach-bars-proceed-with-demolitions-to-avert-closure/

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« Reply #7 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 16:04:42 »
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How Boris blundered into £10bn Australia trade deal concession scrawled on paper in the loo
‘Your boss has conceded the whole kingdom’, Australian negotiator said to have told Liz Truss

The extraordinary account of how Britain’s post-Brexit trade deal with Australia – condemned as a sell-out by British farmers – was handled by Mr Johnson appeared on the Politico political website.

Mr Johnson’s described the Politico story as “rubbish”, but the website said it had spoken to five senior people involved in the negotiations on either side.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-boris-johnson-australia-deal-b2350229.html

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Re: 02/06/23
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 16:33:19 »


Garden in Kefalonia
watercolours on paper, 21 x 15cm (about 8.25" x 5.9")
£50
https://highgateart.com

Nice, but don't all rush...

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« Reply #9 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 16:37:34 »
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'Swimming in plastic': Greek fishermen fight pollution
The fish market of Keratsini, west of Athens, is abuzz in the early morning, with trawlers disgorging crates of sardines and anchovies as trucks await nearby to be loaded.

But on his family's fishing boat, Lefteris Arapakis sorts out a different sort of haul -- bottles, boots, plastic pipes and fishing nets, all dragged from the bed of the Aegean Sea.

"We are swimming in plastic," said Arapakis, whose family has fished for five generations.

By 2050 "there will be more plastic than fish" in the sea, he warned, quoting recent reports.
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20230602-swimming-in-plastic-greek-fishermen-fight-pollution

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« Reply #10 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 19:50:59 »
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“Rapid Expansion” of the Golden Jackal in Greece Documented by Scientists

Researchers have identified a “rapid and extensive range expansion” of the golden jackal species in Greece, according to a new scientific paper published last month.

In recent years, the golden jackal has been struggling in Greece and was listed as endangered in the country. However the trend towards recovery of the species in Europe also seems to be true of Greece, where larger numbers of golden jackals have been observed.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/06/01/expansion-golden-jackal-greece/



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« Reply #11 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 20:11:20 »
E.F.E.T., the Hellenic Food Safety Authority, have issued a product recall for two grocery items:
GOOD FOOD Corn Wafer, 105g, best before 16/12/23
CRISPY BALANCE Corn Wafer, 105g, best before 16/12/23

Consumers are advised not to eat the products.

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« Reply #12 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 20:37:42 »


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The flatpack electric car that costs less than £10,000
The vehicle, produced by Swedish firm Luvly, has two removable batteries that do not require car chargers

First, Ikea gave the world flatpack furniture. Now their compatriots are offering the world’s first flatpack electric cars.

Swedish technology firm Luvly has produced the Luvly O, a new electric car for the city, which weighs a fifth of the weight of most electric vehicles and has a battery that you can take into the office.

However, its biggest selling point is the fact that it is one of the first cars that is delivered in flatpack form.

But don’t expect to be scrabbling around the garage trying to find your Alan Key to get the last wheel on, this will be delivered in flatpack to factories across the world to assemble.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/06/02/luvly-launches-first-flatpack-electric-car/

Allen key - also known as a Hex key  ;)


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« Reply #13 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 20:41:46 »
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Smiley, sunbathing seal pictured ‘living his best life’ 30 miles from the coast

Neil the Seal becomes an internet sensation after rare inland sighting beside Cambridgeshire’s Old West River
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/06/02/neil-the-seal-pictures-old-river-west-cambridgeshire/

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« Reply #14 on: Friday, 02 June, 2023 @ 21:50:28 »
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Mitsotakis tests positive for Covid-19

“The hugs and kisses of the pre-election period are always pleasant, but sometimes they have a price. Today I took a Covid test and I’m positive, so I will need to stay at home for a few days,” he said.

Mitsotakis made the announcement after a visit to Corinth. In May last year, the former prime minister tested positive for Covid after a trip to Istanbul.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1212515/mitsotakis-tests-positive-for-covid-19-2/

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Cargo Ships Collide Off Greece

Two cargo ships have collided in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece.

The Hellenic Coast Guard reports that the collision took place around 9 p.m. Thursday night in international waters of the eastern Aegean Sea, north-northwest of Chios, Greece.

The incident involved Vanuatu-flagged ANT, with thirteen foreign crew, and the Singapore-flagged cargo ship Potentia, with nineteen on board.

Photos show damage to the Ant on its starboard side amidships.

Ant is owned by Turkey-based Ant Shipping and Trading, according to Equasis data. The ship was recently inspected in Egypt on May 30, with the inspection revealing that the ship had a malfunctioning bridge navigation watch alarm system.
https://gcaptain.com/incident-photos-cargo-ships-collide-off-greece/

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« Reply #16 on: Saturday, 03 June, 2023 @ 00:00:12 »
Video of damage to the ANT:


https://youtu.be/tP7XNzGhQUg?t=1

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