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08/05/24
« on: Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 @ 07:43:59 »
Kef fire risk 08/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8843 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1308 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1040 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6893 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5919 €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   
Wed 08/05   25°/15°   11 km/h   02%   Cloudy    
Thu 09/05   21°/16°   10 km/h   37%   Showers possible   
Fri 10/05   24°/15°   17 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 11/05   22°/14°   11 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 12/05   21°/14°   14 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny    
Mon 13/05   23°/15°   17 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 14/05   24°/17°   16 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 15/05   26°/17°   21 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 16/05   27°/18°   19 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 17/05   27°/18°   18 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
   


Edit: date corrected
« Last Edit: Thursday, 09 May, 2024 @ 00:24:15 by Maik »

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Re: 08/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 @ 07:54:16 »
Body of a male in advance state of decomposition recovered yesterday morning from the rocky shoreline at Agios Dimitrios, Skala Sykaminea, Lesvos.

Body of a 77 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from the sea off Almyres beach, Vathi, Kalymnos.

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Re: 08/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 @ 08:08:36 »
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Airports confirm nationwide border issue as e-gate problems cause delays

Travellers are facing severe delays across the UK as airports confirm a nationwide issue to border services.

Heathrow, Stanstead, Manchester, Gatwick and Glasgow airports airports have all confirmed they are impacted by problems with UK Border Force e-gates.
https://www.itv.com/news/2024-05-07/airports-confirm-nationwide-border-issue-as-e-gate-problems-cause-delays



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Re: 08/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 @ 08:10:57 »
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Germans call for kebab price cap as average costs skyrocket

A left wing political party in Germany is calling for a price cap on doner kebabs, as the cost of one of the country's favourite dishes soars.

Amid fears inflation could drive the cost of a kebab above €10 (£8.60), Die Linke has suggested subsidising the dish at €4.90 (£4.20) - and €2.50 (£2.10) for young people.

Kathi Gebel, a member of Die Linke's executive board told BILD: "It's not an internet joke, but a serious cry for help. The state must intervene so that food does not become a luxury item.”
https://www.itv.com/news/2024-05-07/germans-calls-for-kebab-price-cap-as-average-costs-skyrocket


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Re: 08/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 @ 08:17:37 »
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Sphynx has lowest life expectancy of domestic cat breeds, research finds

The hairless cats live on average for just 6.8 years, while a Burmese could survive to be 14, according to research

They may sound ancient but you should avoid a sphynx cat if you want a pet to grow old with, research suggests.

Experts have revealed how many years on average domestic cats in the UK have left to live based on their current age.

The results suggest burmese and birman cats have the highest life expectancy, with kittens in their first year of life expected to live for another 14.4 years. Unsurprisingly, the figures for remaining life expectancy decline as cats get older.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/article/2024/may/08/sphynx-has-lowest-life-expectancy-of-domestic-cat-breeds-research-finds


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Re: 08/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 @ 11:05:04 »
'Windows95man': the name of Finland's competitor in this year's Eurovision Song Contest (which I do not intend watching or listening to).



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Re: 08/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 @ 12:14:55 »
'Windows95man': the name of Finland's competitor in this year's Eurovision Song Contest (which I do not intend watching or listening to).

It looks like the central European nation of Australia (sic!) is out of the contest this year...  :lol:

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Re: 08/05/24
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 @ 14:50:40 »
Melissani and Drogarati open 10:00-14:00 until further notice.

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Re: 08/05/24
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 @ 14:59:25 »
National Resistance Day commemorating the 1941-1944 fight against Nazism and fascism will be celebrated tomorrow, Thursday, 09 May, as follows:

Flags raised from 08:00-sunset
Government, public buildings, banks illuminated from sunset tomorrow until morning of Friday, 10 May.
Church service at 11:30 in the Holy Metropolitan Church, Argostoli
Wreath laying at 12:00 at the Monument to National Resistance in the yard at ​​Xenia, Argostoli.

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Re: 08/05/24
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 @ 15:07:10 »
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AstraZeneca to withdraw Covid vaccine

After more than three billion doses, the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is being withdrawn.

AstraZeneca said it was "incredibly proud" of the vaccine, but it had made a commercial decision.

It said the rise of new coronavirus variants meant demand had shifted to the newer updated vaccines.

Its vaccine was estimated to have saved millions of lives during the pandemic, but also caused rare, and sometimes, fatal blood clots.

In the race to lift the world out of pandemic lockdowns, the Covid vaccine was developed by scientists at the University of Oxford in record time. A process that normally takes 10 years was accelerated down to about 10 months.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-68977026

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Re: 08/05/24
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 @ 18:22:15 »
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Olive oil prices climb as production falls to lowest levels in a decade

Extra virgin olive oil prices have skyrocketed to an unprecedented level, a direct consequence of the harsh realities of climate change and the burden of high interest rates. The most influential olive markets in the EU — Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece) and Jaén (Spain) — are grappling with historic price surges, while global production has plummeted from 3.4 metric tons last year to 2.3 metric tons this year.

For the second consecutive year, industry experts are predicting a scenario where the demand for olive oil will outstrip the supply, exacerbating the cost of living crisis and putting a strain on consumer budgets.
https://ukragroconsult.com/en/news/olive-oil-prices-climb-as-production-falls-to-lowest-levels-in-a-decade/