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11/05/24
« on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 02:18:10 »
Kef fire risk 11/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8897 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1239 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1130 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6849 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5935 €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   
Sat 11/05   22°/14°   10 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 12/05   23°/14°   15 km/h   14%   Mostly sunny    
Mon 13/05   24°/14°   18 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 14/05   23°/14°   12 km/h   08%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 15/05   25°/17°   16 km/h   06%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 16/05   26°/19°   24 km/h   10%   Mostly cloudy    
Fri 17/05   27°/19°   25 km/h   04%   Mostly cloudy    
Sat 18/05   28°/19°   19 km/h   05%   Mostly cloudy    
Sun 19/05   28°/20°   16 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 20/05   27°/18°   18 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud    
   

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 02:34:13 »
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Israeli airline unveils exciting new route to idyllic Greek island

Sun D’or expands operations to Greece next summer by adding 2 new routes to islands of Kefalonia for first time and Crete

Sun D’or will operate two weekly flights to the island of Kefalonia on Sundays and Thursdays, with prices starting at $239 for a round-trip light fare ticket. The inaugural flight will depart on June 6.
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/s1aocyhzr

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 03:20:48 »
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Greece to bring in Egyptian farm workers amid labor shortage

Greece will start bringing in workers from Egypt this summer to take on temporary farming jobs under a deal between the countries to tackle a labor shortage, the Migration Ministry said on Friday.

After a decade of pain, the Greek economy is forecast to grow nearly 3% this year, far outpacing the eurozone average of 0.8%.

But an exodus of workers during Greece’s economic crisis, a shrinking population and strict migration rules have left the country struggling to find tens of thousands of workers to fill vacancies in farming, tourism, construction and other sectors.

Greece will take in around 5,000 seasonal farm workers under the 2022 deal signed with Egypt.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1238407/greece-to-bring-in-egyptian-farm-workers-amid-labor-shortage/

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 03:24:26 »
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Labor productivity deficit in Greece
Greece ranks last among European states and keeps deteriorating, according to OECD data

Labor productivity in Greece is about a third lower than the average of its member-states, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said last week.

The details, as revealed by the special chapter of its annual Economic Outlook report, on Greece, are even more disappointing: Not only is productivity low, but it has fallen slightly in recent years. In addition, Greece ranks last in terms of productivity levels among European OECD members and fourth from bottom among OECD member-countries overall.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1238382/labor-productivity-deficit-in-greece/

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 04:01:18 »
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Infant found dead: Father admits to discarding child, mother hospitalized

Father of the infant found dead in the Attica region of Vravrona admitted to discarding the child in a waste bin.

According to sources, the man claimed to authorities that the child was born dead, stating, “I did not kill the child, it was born dead. I threw it away because I feared being charged with murder. I panicked, I didn’t know what to do.”

Initial assessments suggest the possibility of a miscarriage by the 30-year-old woman from Nepal, with her 30-year-old partner suspected of disposing of the body.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1238434/infant-found-dead-father-admits-to-discarding-child-mother-hospitalized/



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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 04:21:42 »
12 forest fires across Greece between 18:00 on 09/05/24 to 18:00 10/05/24

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 04:36:43 »
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Violent Incident Involving Foreign Nationals On Mykonos Under Investigation

According to initial reports, individuals from Pakistan were involved in a violent incident on the island of Mykonos.

The altercation, which resulted in at least one fatality and one injury, involved a confrontation between foreign nationals. The motives behind this violent episode are currently unknown, and law enforcement authorities are actively investigating the matter to apprehend those responsible.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/05/11/violent-incident-involving-foreign-nationals-on-mykonos-under-investigation/

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 04:40:51 »
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Greek Prosecutor Urges Trial Over Death of Man Pushed Off Ferry Boat

The captain and three crew members of a Blue Horizon ferry boat charged in the death of a passenger pushed off the back of a ship in September, 2023 should be tried, a Piraeus prosecutor said.

Antonis Karyotis, 36, drowned in the swirling wake of the ship as it left port, pushed off a ramp he had jumped on to in an attempt to reboard the vessel as it was pulling away.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greek-prosecutor-urges-trial-over-death-of-man-pushed-off-ferry-boat/


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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 05:10:15 »
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Google fixes fifth Chrome zero-day exploited in attacks this year

​Google has released a security update for the Chrome browser to fix the fifth zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild since the start of the year.

Google addressed the problem with the release of 124.0.6367.201/.202 for Mac/Windows and 124.0.6367.201 for Linux, with the updates rolling out over the coming days/weeks.

Chrome updates automatically when a security update is available, but users can confirm they’re running the latest version by going to Settings > About Chrome, letting the update finish, and then clicking on the ‘Relaunch’ button to apply it.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-fixes-fifth-chrome-zero-day-vulnerability-exploited-in-attacks-in-2024/


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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 05:37:51 »
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Red Arrows aerobatic team to perform in Paleo Faliro on May 18

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, will put on a display at noon on Saturday, May 18, above Flisvos in Paleo Faliro, on the coast of Athens.

The British aerobatic team will also perform in a show on May 21 in Souda Bay, Crete, as part of the celebrations for the 83rd anniversary of the Battle of Crete.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/817440/

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 06:01:12 »
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Jet2 cancels flights to Greek island due to weather

Jet2 has cancelled flights to a Greek island citing "weather disruption".

The popular airline, which serves Bristol Airport, has suspended services to Skiathos until Saturday, 11 May.

Gusts of 30mph (48kph) and heavy downpours were battering the island, according to the Met Office.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cg3lwq8vl13o

Not just Bristol, flights to Skiathos from other UK airports also affected yesterday. And not just holidays on Skiathos affected as it serves as airport for Skopelos and Alonnisos. Forecast for today, Saturday, much improved.

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #11 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 06:19:35 »
I'm a bit behind with Kef 'quakes so I'll post this here:

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3.9 Earthquake hits off Kefalonia Coast

 The epicenter of the earthquake was located 5 kilometers south-southwest of Lixouri, with a focal depth of 15.2 kilometers

An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale rocked the residents of Kefalonia on Friday afternoon.

According to the Athens Geodynamic Institute, the tremor was recorded at 3.9 on the Richter scale and occurred at approximately 13:48.

So far, there have been no reports about damage or injuries from the earthquake, with scientists examining the seismic activity in the area.
https://www.tovima.com/society/3-9-earthquake-hits-off-kefalonia-coast/

A couple of 'quakes recorded around 4 magnitude.


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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 06:26:07 »
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Draft Bill Eyes Detection of Uninsured, Poorly-Maintained Vehicles in Greece

According to reports, at least half a million vehicles in Greece are uninsured, while the number of those without inspections is unknown

Greece’s finance ministry is expected to submit, possibly in the next few days, a draft bill envisioning the automatic detection of vehicles in the country that are not insured or have passed inspection.

The draft bill, which will first be unveiled for public deliberation, also foresees stiffer fines for vehicle owners who do have not paid road fees before an end-of-the-year deadline.
https://www.tovima.com/society/draft-bill-eyes-detection-of-uninsured-poorly-maintained-vehicles-in-greece/

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #13 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 09:57:05 »
Forest fire training exercise starting at 10:00 on Tuesday, 16/05/24, on an area of land near Platys Yialos, Argostoli. Various associated agencies involved will be taking part of the coordinated event. An area off the Argostoli-Svoronata provincial road will be made available for authorised media coverage. 

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #14 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 23:22:26 »
Body of an unidentified male in advance sate of sepsis recovered this morning from the sea off Geropotamos, Rethymnon,

Body of a 27 y-o foreign national recovered midday today from the sea off Episkopi beach, Rethymnon.

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #15 on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024 @ 23:30:21 »
Ten forest fires across Greece between 18:00 on 10/05/24 - 18:00 on 11/05/24

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Re: 11/05/24
« Reply #16 on: Monday, 13 May, 2024 @ 09:29:33 »
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Israeli airline unveils exciting new route to idyllic Greek island

Sun D’or expands operations to Greece next summer by adding 2 new routes to islands of Kefalonia for first time and Crete

Sun D’or will operate two weekly flights to the island of Kefalonia on Sundays and Thursdays, with prices starting at $239 for a round-trip light fare ticket. The inaugural flight will depart on June 6.
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/s1aocyhzr

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