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02/05/24
« on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 00:44:25 »
Kef fire risk 02/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8834 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1319 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1035 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7003 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5881 €UR
   
Based on National Bank of Greece exchange rates.   
Other banks likely to offer rates 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   
Thu 02/05   22°/14°   17 km/h   23%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 03/05   20°/13°   25 km/h   20%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 04/05   20°/13°   31 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 05/05   23°/13°   16 km/h   08%   Sunny    
Mon 06/05   23°/13°   15 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny    
Tue 07/05   23°/15°   15 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 08/05   22°/15°   15 km/h   23%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 09/05   22°/14°   15 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 10/05   22°/14°   18 km/h   22%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 11/05   21°/15°   20 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny    
   

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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 11:30:21 »
Minor traffic accident earlier today with two injured when passenger car hit safety barrier in Peratata.

One of the elderly women, a 70 y-o Ano Katelios resident, passed away in Argostoli hospital last night from injuries received.




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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 11:46:33 »
Official advice from civilprotection.gov.gr - Forest fires: preventing, containing and controlling

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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 12:04:10 »
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Online product price comparison tool

The electronic platform of the Ministry of Development e-katanalotis (e-katanalotis.gov.gr) is finally turning into a useful tool for the consumer, as it now includes the prices of 3,000 product codes from 11 supermarket chains. Crucially, they are now updated on a daily basis.

Through the map available on the platform, consumers can also check all the supermarkets located near their residence, thereby saving time and money.

The prices of the products come from the following chains: Sklavenitis, AB Vassilopoulos, MyMarket, Masoutis, Kritikos, Galaxias, Bazaar, SYNKA, Market In, Halkiadakis and from online supermarket efresh.gr. Lidl does not participate, as it does not have an online store.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1237715/online-product-price-comparison-tool/

Appears to be in Greek-language only: https://e-katanalotis.gov.gr



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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 12:23:59 »
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A total of 27 fires broke out in the last 24 hours in the country

According to the Fire Service, of the total of 27 fires, 24 were immediately dealt with at their initial stage, while firefighters are still dealing with three more.

Hotel owners in Halkidiki were Russian spies, claims Russian website ‘The Insider’

The local investigative bureaus and teams of the Arson Investigation Department (IAD) are investigating the causes of the fires.
https://en.protothema.gr/a-total-of-27-fires-broke-out-in-the-last-24-hours-in-the-country/

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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 12:49:15 »
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‘Russian undercover operatives posed as hotelier couple in Greece’

A new report claims husband and wife team ran Villa Elena as a safe house for GRU military intelligence agents who carried out attacks in the Czech Republic
The Times via archive.ph

Hm, one on left looks a bit like Basil  :hmm:

"May I ask what you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Hordes of KGB agents sweeping down across the steppes?"

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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 13:01:41 »
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The curious case of the missing Lanarkshire cats

When Tracy McCulloch's cat, Pepe, went missing from his East Kilbride home, she was puzzled to find him miles away in Motherwell.

After discovering that other cats from the area had also been found there and close by, she was convinced something suspicious was going on.

The missing cats were found up to 10 miles away, in and around areas such as Newarthill, Holytown and Motherwell.

With at least nine cats disappearing from East Kilbride, her daughter Sam set up a Facebook page to help solve the mystery.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/czvjp1gnnpro

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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 13:10:36 »
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Parrots taught to video call prefer to chat to their friends rather than hear recorded messages

Parrots, who were taught to video call, may prefer live chatting with their friends rather than listening to recorded messages.

New research by the University of Glasgow suggests this is because the birds may be able to tell the difference between live and pre-recorded videos.

They said the findings could pave the way for a future with an “animal-centred internet”, allowing pets to interact with each other – as well as with humans – using technology.
https://www.itv.com/news/2024-05-01/parrots-taught-to-video-call-friends-prefer-live-chats-over-recorded-messages

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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 13:36:29 »
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Microsoft confirms it can't fix KB5034441 0x80070643 error on Windows 10

Microsoft could not pull the update because of the nature of the patch, i.e. it is a high security risk that it poses, it has to be addressed. This also meant that users continued to experience the error every time they checked for updates and tried to download the package.

Users have been waiting for a fix for it for four months, and now Microsoft says it cannot fix it.
https://www.ghacks.net/2024/05/02/microsoft-confirms-it-cant-fix-kb5034441-0x80070643-error-on-windows-10/

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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 17:10:43 »
Whilst MS acknowledge there will be no automatic fix, the manual instructions to change partition size are still valid.

https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/kb5034441-has-led-us-astray-in-a-horrible-way/#post-2666047

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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 18:39:18 »
Whilst MS acknowledge there will be no automatic fix, the manual instructions to change partition size are still valid.

https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/kb5034441-has-led-us-astray-in-a-horrible-way/#post-2666047

Thanks for that, Tony! I always kept an eye open for askwoody.com and computerhope.com back in the days before I discovered Linux Mint. I rediscovered them but recently, only to forget again. Still very informative, though I'm often surprised by GGi readers who'll happily "follow manual instructions to change partition size" and those who'll be wary of taking the side cover off their desktop pc. Hey ho!


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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 19:11:16 »
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Greece welcomed over 30 mln tourists last year

Travel receipts in 2023 totaled 20.59 billion euros, up by 16.5% compared with 2022, the Bank of Greece said on Tuesday in a final report on 2023.

This development was driven by an 11.6% increase in receipts from residents of the European Union, which stood at €11.17 billion or 54.2% of total travel receipts, and by an 18.3% rise in receipts from other counties’ residents to €8.57 billion.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1237798/greece-welcomed-over-30-mln-tourists-last-year/

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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 19:13:52 »
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ALBANIA: Elderly Greek Couple Brutally Murdered In Northern Epirus
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/05/02/albania-greek-couple-murdered/

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Re: 02/05/24
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 02 May, 2024 @ 19:47:28 »
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Sealed cardboard box of cats found dumped

A sealed cardboard box of cats has been found by a dogwalker in Somerset.

The three "terrified" cats were discovered inside a taped-up cardboard box in a hedge near Ilminster and taken to Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

A sanctuary spokesperson, said: "These poor cats were so lucky to be found.

"They were not placed somewhere they were likely to be spotted and would more than likely have starved to death."
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c3glddq7p37o