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03/05/24
« on: Friday, 03 May, 2024 @ 00:26:09 »
Kef fire risk 03/05/24: 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   
Fri 03/05   20°/14°   26 km/h   22%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 04/05   19°/14°   33 km/h   46%   Showers possible, winds probable
Sun 05/05   23°/13°   15 km/h   11%   Sunny    
Mon 06/05   22°/13°   15 km/h   06%   Mostly sunny    
Tue 07/05   23°/14°   16 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 08/05   23°/15°   12 km/h   24%   Mostly cloudy    
Thu 09/05   21°/14°   18 km/h   47%   Scattered thunderstorms possible   
Fri 10/05   22°/14°   18 km/h   33%   Showers possible   
Sat 11/05   22°/14°   17 km/h   18%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 12/05   22°/15°   19 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny    
   

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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 03 May, 2024 @ 08:22:49 »
Holy Flame due to arrive on Kef from Jerusalem between 20:35-21:25 this evening on OA flight 3001 via Athens and Larissa.

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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 03 May, 2024 @ 08:47:50 »
Kermeies lantern launch tomorrow at 22:30 in Kerameies plateia likely to be deemed illegal as the local fire department has received no application for permission.

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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 03 May, 2024 @ 09:01:45 »
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Boris Johnson turned away from polling station after forgetting ID
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-68947834


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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 03 May, 2024 @ 12:25:54 »
Advice from the PDSA on pets and fireworks

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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 03 May, 2024 @ 12:37:50 »
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Police on Crete seize thousands of illegal firecrackers

Police on the island of Crete arrested a man on Thursday accused of possessing and trading thousands of firecrackers and flares, which are illegally used during Easter celebrations in Greece.

Specifically, the Rethymno Police Department conducted an investigation at the business of the suspect in the area of Mylopotamos, and confiscated a total of 52,800 firecrackers.

The Hellenic Police has urged the public and parents in particular to be vigilant: “The manufacture, sale, purchase, possession and use of firecrackers and firecrackers by anyone is prohibited. Inform children of the risks of serious injury, dismemberment and even death,” said a police statement.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1237928/police-on-crete-seize-thousands-of-illegal-firecrackers/

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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 03 May, 2024 @ 13:22:06 »
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False evidence by Post Office’s expert contradicted his own report

A senior Fujitsu engineer made a false statement to court about the flawed Post Office IT system, contradicting a report he had written days earlier.

The BBC has obtained Gareth Jenkins' 2010 statement, which helped wrongly jail pregnant postmistress Seema Misra.

It said there were "no cases" where branch accounts could be altered without postmasters' knowledge.

But he had just produced a Post Office report which proposed remotely altering data in branches to fix a bug.

Mr Jenkins, Fujitsu's former chief IT architect, is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police for potential perjury, the BBC understands.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68857142

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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 03 May, 2024 @ 14:20:05 »
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Death in Paradise reveals new star as it ditches ‘middle-aged white guys’

Don Gilet will be the new lead detective in Death in Paradise as the BBC show gives the fish-out-of-water theme a new twist.

Gilet, who previously appeared in one episode in the fourth series of the show, will play DI Mervin Wilson, a Londoner who arrives on the island of Saint Marie and “isn’t overly pleased with his new surroundings”.
An article captured on archive.ph from the Daily Telegraph

Bye 'eck, a black British actor playing a serving black British police officer on a (fictional) British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean. Whatever next!?!  :dunno:

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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 03 May, 2024 @ 20:19:30 »
Unconfirmed but quite possibly true: a 35 y-o local Greek male on Levkas yesterday had a fortunate escape after he was bitten by a Latrodectus tredecimguttatus, a.k.a. Mediterranean black widow / European black widow spider. It's likely the man had been working outside his property and the spider entered a shoe or glove for shelter during a work break. Although potentially painful the bite is only rarely fatal to humans.


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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 03 May, 2024 @ 22:54:00 »
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Elderly man arrested in Thessaloniki for shooting dog

An 85-year-old man was arrested in Thessaloniki on Thursday evening for shooting a dog.

The arrest came after a complaint was filed against him on May 1, claiming that he had injured a stray dog, using a firearm.

The man is expected to be charged with violating animal welfare legislation when he appears before a prosecutor on Friday.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1238024/elderly-man-arrested-in-thessaloniki-for-shooting-dog/


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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 04 May, 2024 @ 11:58:03 »
Bye 'eck, a black British actor playing a serving black British police officer on a (fictional) British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean. Whatever next!?!  :dunno:

Knowing the BBC i would imagine there will be a gay scene and transgenders will be involved! :)

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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #11 on: Saturday, 04 May, 2024 @ 12:31:51 »
Knowing the BBC i would imagine there will be a gay scene and transgenders will be involved! :)

Oh, I really do hope so!!  :luv:

Must admit, I took my eyes off the round spherical object there and you got the obvious in before me.

Hm, now got me wondering what sort of wonderful p*ss take we could concoct (and whether anyone would notice it was a p*ss take)  :blink:

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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, 04 May, 2024 @ 15:25:44 »
BBC remake 101 dalmatians.

Edit: @expat, broken link removed. Posted link may have resembled a post on 'X' here  :dunno:

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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #13 on: Saturday, 04 May, 2024 @ 21:40:46 »

the image i used must have been taken down.

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Re: 03/05/24
« Reply #14 on: Saturday, 04 May, 2024 @ 22:47:06 »