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14/05/24
« on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 00:45:39 »
Kef fire risk 14/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8882 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1258 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1160 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6853 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5933 €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   
Tue 14/05   20°/15°   18 km/h   67%   Rain probable   
Wed 15/05   25°/17°   21 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 16/05   26°/20°   29 km/h   08%   Cloudy, winds possible
Fri 17/05   26°/17°   24 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 18/05   27°/19°   11 km/h   08%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 19/05   28°/20°   14 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 20/05   28°/20°   17 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 21/05   26°/18°   18 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Wed 22/05   25°/17°   21 km/h   05%   Sunny    
Thu 23/05   25°/17°   23 km/h   05%   Sunny    
   

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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 07:49:42 »
Sounds as though old vehicles that haven't been used (i.e. taxed, etc) for seven years will be confiscated and scrapped under mew proposals by the government.

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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 10:30:29 »
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Gran, 63, delighted as she confirms she is having a baby with 26-year-old husband

Cheryl, 63, and her 26 year old husband Quran, have announced they're expecting a baby together, with the couple sharing their happy news in a TikTok video
https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/gran-63-delighted-confirms-having-29154851

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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 10:50:28 »
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Council chair reports sticky tape damage to police

A town council chief has reported residents to police for alleged criminal damage after they stuck a leaflet on a noticeboard using an “adhesive tape”.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cjeww0ep89eo

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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 13:19:37 »
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Karditsa: Animal Welfare Organisation Calls On Volunteers To Help Search For 60 Missing Horses

The disappearance of more than 60 horses from the mountains around Petrilo Karditsa has caused concern.

With their social media post, the Association for the Protection of Abused Animals of Larissa "Eleftheros" calls on all animal lovers to help in the search, suggesting that the horses could have been captured.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/05/14/karditsa-60-missing-horses/

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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 13:49:38 »
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Nottingham attacks: Triple killer's sentence not unduly lenient - judges

The sentence of a man who stabbed three people to death in Nottingham was not unduly lenient, judges have ruled.

Valdo Calocane killed Barnaby Webber and Grace O'Malley-Kumar, both 19, and 65-year-old Ian Coates on 13 June 2023.

He was given an indefinite hospital order after prosecutors accepted a plea of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Mr Webber's mother, Emma Webber, said the Court of Appeal ruling came as "no surprise" to the victims' families.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-68975895


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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 14:12:35 »
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EU: Over 500 firefighters prepared this year to help countries like Greece, France, and Spain

The 556 firefighters will come from 12 countries of the Commission – A special fleet of 28 planes and 4 helicopters to be stationed in 10 member states

More than 500 firefighters from 12 countries will be on the front lines in key locations in Europe for instance, Greece, France, and Spain, to help tackle wildfires this summer. Specifically, as stated by the European Commission in its announcement, 556 firefighters from 12 countries will be deployed to key locations in Europe ready to assist local firefighting forces. This preventive measure enhances Europe’s readiness to combat forest fires and mitigate their devastating effects, highlighting the EU’s solidarity in addressing such crises.

Additionally, the EU has assembled a special fleet of firefighting aircraft from rescEU for this summer, consisting of 28 planes and 4 helicopters stationed in 10 member states.

Specifically, the fleet will include:

– Four medium amphibious airplanes, two light airplanes, and one helicopter from Greece
– Two medium amphibious aircraft from Croatia
– Two medium amphibious aircraft and two light aircraft from Italy
– Two medium amphibious aircraft from Spain
– Four medium amphibious aircraft and one helicopter from France
– Four light aircraft from Sweden
– Two light aircraft from Portugal
https://en.protothema.gr/eu-over-500-firefighters-prepared-this-year-to-help-countries-like-greece-france-and-spain/

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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 14:47:26 »
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Google Chrome emergency update fixes 6th zero-day exploited in 2024

Google has released emergency security updates for the Chrome browser to address a high-severity zero-day vulnerability tagged as exploited in attacks.

This fix comes only three days after Google addressed another zero-day vulnerability in Chrome.

The company fixed the security flaw with the release of 124.0.6367.207/.208 for Mac/Windows and 124.0.6367.207 for Linux. The updates will roll out to all users 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-chrome-emergency-update-fixes-6th-zero-day-exploited-in-2024/

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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 21:55:18 »
Heard that Kef's quota of two Pezetel 'camels' arrived today, about two weeks earlier than usual. Should be operational w.e.f. tomorrow.

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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 22:52:26 »
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Over 400 died in water-related activities in 2023

Over 400 people lost their lives in 2023 while participating in recreational water-based activities, a report by the Safe Water Sports organisation has found.

Of the 407 fatalities, 400 people lost their lives at sea and the rest in activities in internal waters bodies like lakes, rivers and pools.

The death toll has increased by 4% since 2022, when 379 people lost their lives.

Of the fatalities at sea, 272 (68%) were Greek and 124 were foreigners. The nationality of the remaining four was not established.

Fatalities at beaches were most likely to occur between noon and 1 p.m. (14% of deaths).

Just over half (56%) of fatal accidents took place on beaches with no lifeguard coverage.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1238749/over-400-died-in-water-related-activities-in-2023/

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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 22:55:05 »
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New app receives 500 complaints about beach encroachment

A new app that seeks to combat the illegal encroachment on beaches by sunbeds, umbrellas and chairs has registered 500 complaints in its first two weeks of operation, the Ministry of Digital Governance has said.

The ministry added that the MyCoast app has already been downloaded by 14,000 citizens.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/environment/1238718/new-app-receives-500-complaints-about-beach-encroachment/

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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 23:06:00 »
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Declared income is set to soar

The incomes Greeks declared to the tax office last year were lower than the corresponding ones in 2008. For 2024, however, the government is anticipating a historic high in the “raw material” for the imposition of income tax.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1238538/declared-income-is-set-to-soar/

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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 23:25:56 »
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Seven Out Of 10 Europeans Believe Their Countries Accept Too Many Immigrants

More than 60% say the EU should strengthen its support for Ukraine and favor a ceasefire with Moscow, according to a survey in all 27 member states.

Europeans view immigration with increasing suspicion. Seven out of 10 Europeans believe that their country takes in too many migrants, according to a survey carried out by BVA Xsight for ARTE Europe Weekly, a project led by the French-German TV channel ARTE GEIE and which EL PAÍS has participated in, as part of the countdown to the European elections in June.

The survey shows that 85% of respondents feel the European Union needs to take more action to combat irregular migration. And only 39% believe that Europe needs immigration today.

Greece is the country where the most people (90%) believe their country takes in too many migrants.

These are some of the conclusions from a survey carried out online between March 27 and April 9 in the 27 member states, where 22,726 people over 15 years of age were interviewed, with a representative sample from each country. In addition to El PAÍS, the media organizations Gazeta Wyborcza, Internazionale, Ir, Kathimerini, Le Soir and Telex collaborated in the survey.
https://english.elpais.com/international/2024-05-07/seven-out-of-10-europeans-believe-their-country-takes-in-too-many-immigrants.html


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Re: 14/05/24
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 23:41:25 »
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Greece Boosts Beach Safety with €15M Lifeguard Outlay

Despite budget allocations, municipalities often struggle to attract qualified individuals to fulfill lifeguard roles, posing potential gaps in beach safety.

Just before the summer season kicks off, the Ministry of Interior has earmarked a substantial sum of 15 million euros to subsidize municipalities nationwide for lifeguard services on both organized and unorganized beaches.

Under the directive of Deputy Minister Theodoros Livanios, the subsidy for 129 municipalities has been approved, a significant increase of 5 million euros compared to the previous year.
https://www.tovima.com/society/greece-boosts-beach-safety-with-e15m-lifeguard-outlay/