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13/05/24
« on: Monday, 13 May, 2024 @ 09:47:11 »
Kef fire risk 13/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8888 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1251 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1118 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6840 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5938 €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   
Mon 13/05   24°/14°   18 km/h   06%   Mostly sunny    
Tue 14/05   21°/14°   17 km/h   51%   Showers probable   
Wed 15/05   25°/17°   15 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 16/05   26°/20°   24 km/h   07%   Cloudy    
Fri 17/05   27°/19°   25 km/h   07%   Mostly cloudy    
Sat 18/05   29°/21°   14 km/h   03%   Mostly cloudy    
Sun 19/05   29°/20°   14 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 20/05   29°/19°   15 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 21/05   26°/17°   18 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 22/05   25°/17°   22 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny    
   

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Re: 13/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 13 May, 2024 @ 16:22:19 »
Fiskardo - Levkas ferry appears to be running: https://westferry.gr/

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Re: 13/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 13 May, 2024 @ 16:30:22 »
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Regular inspections over KTEO, road tax

A new bill by the Ministry of National Economy and Finance provides for a 500-euro fine on uninsured passenger cars, while establishing electronic checks to identify them; the same will apply to vehicles that have not passed technical inspection (KTEO) or whose owners have not paid their road tax.

The bill activates a new system of electronic inspections, utilizing various public databases.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1238470/regular-inspections-over-kteo-road-tax/

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Re: 13/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 13 May, 2024 @ 16:34:37 »
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Greece Celebrates International Museum Day With Free Admission And Activities

On May 18th, museums worldwide commemorate International Museum Day, an occasion marked by free admission to museums nationwide and a plethora of engaging activities.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/05/13/greece-celebrates-international-museum-day-with-free-admission-and-activities/

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Re: 13/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 13 May, 2024 @ 17:13:26 »
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EasyJet strike threatens summer holiday chaos: what we know about potential industrial action so far

For the past year, airports both in the UK and across Europe have seen strikes from air traffic controllers, border force worker, refuelling staff and more. Now, it could be the turn of British pilots.

The people in charge of flying easyJet aircrafts recently rejected a pay deal offered by the airline, meaning that industrial action could impact one of the busiest holiday seasons of the year. If the pilots decide to walk out, it would be the first time in several years that pilots in the UK have taken to the picket lines. Here’s what we know so far.

Potentially. BALPA, the union for pilots, is back in negotiations with easyJet after its members voted to turn down a deal that would have boosted the most senior wages to almost £200,000 a year.

Captains and first officers are threatening to walk out if a better deal isn’t offered. We don’t know just yet how many would strike or when.
https://www.timeout.com/uk/news/easyjet-strike-threatens-summer-holiday-chaos-what-we-know-about-potential-industrial-action-so-far-051324


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Re: 13/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 13 May, 2024 @ 21:59:20 »
21 forest fires across Greece in 24 hours prior to 18:00 on 13/05/24

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Re: 13/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 13 May, 2024 @ 23:15:20 »
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Report: Greeks Get News Mainly from Internet

The report reveals that approximately 82% of Greece’s population uses the internet daily, a percentage below the European average (86%). The report notes that Greeks seek immediacy, seriousness (no clickbait titles and topics), uniqueness, and speed when searching for news sources.

According to the findings, there were 8.90 million internet users in Greece at the start of 2024, when internet penetration stood at 86.2 percent.

Greece was home to 7.40 million social media users in January 2024, equivalent to 71.7 percent of the total population.
https://www.tovima.com/society/report-greeks-get-news-mainly-from-internet/