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16/05/24
« on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 01:27:23 »
Kef fire risk 16/05/24: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8869 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1275 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1215 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6829 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5942 €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   
Thu 16/05   26°/20°   30 km/h   24%   Cloudy, winds possible    
Fri 17/05   26°/18°   21 km/h   19%   Cloudy    
Sat 18/05   28°/20°   11 km/h   12%   Mostly cloudy    
Sun 19/05   28°/19°   11 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 20/05   28°/20°   12 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 21/05   27°/18°   18 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny    
Wed 22/05   26°/18°   21 km/h   06%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 23/05   25°/17°   20 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Fri 24/05   25°/17°   20 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 25/05   25°/17°   19 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny    
   

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 10:30:49 »
Body of a 34 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from the sea at Kerasini, Piraeus.

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 10:58:20 »
Greek fire service gets quite a few mentions during the summer but this one's a little different (they don't just fight fires!) - on Monday the fire department at Krestana were called out to rescue a Eurasian eagle-owl that was found injured in the yard of a house in Makrisia. As the piccie shows, they're a fair size.



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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 11:15:48 »
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Meryl Streep Hints At Third Mamma Mia! Film: The Future Of The Beloved Franchise

Meryl Streep hinted at the possibility of a third Mamma Mia! instalment in a recent interview with Deadline. The 74-year-old, who was honoured with a Palme d'Or Award at Cannes, portrayed Donna Sheridan in the franchise's first two films.

Streep disclosed that studio executives are discussing bringing Donna back for a third movie despite her character's demise. While unsure about the logistics, Streep mentioned that there's an outline in place awaiting her review soon.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/05/16/meryl-streep-hints-at-third-mamma-mia-film-the-future-of-the-beloved-franchise/

I'm sure that's recycled news.

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 11:29:22 »
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Greece: Dead Woman Found in Middle of Street North of Athens

The woman was approximately 40 years of age and reports say a knife was found next to her dead body

Locals in the working-class suburb of Menidi, located north of Athens, woke up to sirens today after a passerby contacted police to inform them that the body of a dead woman was in the middle of the street.

The woman is estimated to be 40 years of age, and while not much more information is available at this time, reports at MEGA TV say that the woman appears to have been stabbed to death and that a knife has been found at the scene.
https://www.tovima.com/society/greece-dead-woman-found-in-middle-of-street-north-of-athens/


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The initial investigation into the stabbing of a woman in Menidi, east Attica, on Thursday morning indicate that the victim was killed by her former husband, according to police sources.

The 40-year-old victim had filed three complaints of domestic violence against her former partner and authorities are looking or him, the same sources said. The first complaint was made in April 2013, the second in September 2022 and the third on May 7 this year, at the police station of Peristeri. Following her last complaint, her ex-husband was arrested and charged with domestic abuse. He was due in court this Friday.

According to the same sources, the victim had also installed the panic button application for women at risk of domestic abuse.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1238901/femicide-suspected-in-menidi-stabbing/

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 11:34:43 »
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Baby dies after being hit by Land Rover in car park

A one-year-old girl has been killed after being hit by a Land Rover in a church car park.

The incident happened at the Plymouth Brethren meeting hall in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, at about 19:45 on Wednesday.

The child was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but was pronounced dead a short time later.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cqvnvpxejv8o

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 11:48:57 »
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Google patches third exploited Chrome zero-day in a week

Google has released a new emergency Chrome security update to address the third zero-day vulnerability exploited in attacks within a week.

The company fixed the zero-day flaw with the release of 125.0.6422.60/.61 for Mac/Windows and 125.0.6422.60 (Linux). The new versions will roll out to all users in the Stable Desktop channel over the coming weeks.

Chrome updates automatically when security patches are available. However, users can also confirm they're running the latest version by going to Chrome menu > Help > About Google Chrome, letting the update finish, and then clicking on the 'Relaunch' button to install it.

Today's update was immediately available when BleepingComputer checked for new updates.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-patches-third-exploited-chrome-zero-day-in-a-week/

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 18:03:12 »
Rural doctor service available between 10:00-13:00 tomorrow in Vlakhata.

Rural doctor service available between 10:00-13:00 tomorrow in Svoronata.
« Last Edit: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 18:14:25 by Maik »

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 18:07:42 »
Mains electricity down between 10:00-13:00 tomorrow in Kounopetra, Mantzavinata, Vatsa, Vouni, Xi.

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 18:12:50 »
Pessada (Kefalonia) - Agios Nikolaos (Zakynthos) ferry crossings commence this Sunday, 19 May, schedules at ionianseaferries.gr

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 18:18:58 »
Minister of Tourism, Ms. Olgas Kefalogiannis, has had to postpone her planned visit to Kefalonia as the Aegean flight was unable to land at Kef due to prevailing weather.

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 18:23:40 »
No more details but fire protection zones 10 metres wide around the perimeter of settlements located in / near forests are  on the cards with funding up to 30,000,000 euros. Doubt that's just for Kef.

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 18:35:22 »
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Decomposed body found in abandoned building in Athens

A decomposed body was found in an abandoned building on Komninon Street in the southern Attica suburb of Elliniko.

Initial reports indicate no signs of foul play.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1238920/decomposed-body-found-in-abandoned-building-in-athens/

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 18:49:29 »
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Greece’s Oldest Woman Dies at 119

Greece’s oldest woman, Irene Baroulaki, passed away at the ripe age of 119 on the evening of Tuesday (June 15, 2024).

The centenarian from Crete had spent her entire life in the small village of Paidochori, located in the municipality of Apokoronas in the Chania regional unit, northwest Crete.

The municipality of Apokoronas issued a statement on her passing, emphasizing the values she embodied and passed down to her children, who stood by her side until her last moments.
https://www.tovima.com/society/greeces-oldest-woman-dies-at-119/

Not sure where they get the date "Tuesday (June 15, 2024)"  :dunno:
 

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 18:53:03 »
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Greece Offers Tax Evasion Whistleblowers Bonuses Up to 3,000 Euros

Nothing has worked to stop runaway tax evasion in Greece and now bonuses up to 3000 euros are being offered to whistleblowers who turn in businesses and professionals not giving receipts or ducking their obligations.

The Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) is looking for tax cheats who don’t give receipts that are required, or using Point of Service (POS) machines that the agency can use to track the flow of money.

But some professionals, including doctors and lawyers and service businesses like auto repair shops as well as plumbers and handymen and contractors offer costumes lower prices if they don’t ask for receipts and say their POS machines or Internet isn’t working to prevent giving them.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greece-offers-tax-evasion-whistleblowers-bonuses-up-to-3000-euros/



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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #15 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 18:58:54 »
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Higher global temperatures causing Caretta turtles to lay eggs sooner

The discovery of a Caretta caretta nest on May 10 in Lagana Bay, on the island of Zakynthos, has confirmed predictions that climate change will bring the turtles' nesting season forward, starting it earlier in the spring, the sea turtle protection society Archelon said in an announcement on Thursday.

According to Archelon, this is the first time in 40 years of monitoring the turtles on Zakynthos, the Peloponnese and Crete, starting in 1984, that a nest has been found so early in the season.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/819271/


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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #16 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 19:39:26 »
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Greece arsonists to face stiffer sentences: minister

Greece’s civil protection minister on Wednesday warned that arsonists would face stiffer sentences, as wildfires started earlier than usual in the Mediterranean country.

“The penal code has changed, negligent arson is no longer a misdemeanour,” Vassilis Kikilias told private Talk Radio, referring to modifications that entered into force this month... adding that perpetrators can face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to 200,000 euros
https://neoskosmos.com/en/2024/05/16/news/greece-arsonists-to-face-stiffer-sentences-minister/

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #17 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 20:22:04 »
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Beachgoers in Greece urged to snitch on firms that break sunbed rules

Greece is planning to use artificial intelligence and satellite imagery to target nuisance sun lounges on beaches - while also urging the public to inform on rental firms that break the rules.

With the tourist season approaching, the country’s government is to start monitoring the position of sunbeds, umbrellas and chairs on its pristine coastlines.

It comes after a law introducing stricter rules was passed on Wednesday amid growing concerns over overcrowding and the illegal use of public space on beaches.

The new system, which will be tested in early June, will monitor almost 8,000 beaches across Greece where businesses have been granted licences to use public sands.

The government hopes the new measures will also help it in the tendering of beaches to private companies, while protecting public access to free beaches.

Concessions to operate sun lounger businesses, and build constructions, have been banned on 198 beaches in Greece, both on the mainland and on the country’s islands. These include beaches in Mani, Karpathos, Syros, Lesvos and Milos.

In other protected areas, the law states that 85 per cent of beach space cannot now be occupied by sunbeds.

It also prescribes a minimum distance of four metres between sunbeds and the shoreline, to facilitate access to the sea for holidaymakers.

Beaches are public in the country, but in recent years residents have become increasingly irked by the growing number of businesses which have been granted licences to rent out sun loungers and umbrellas.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2024/05/16/beachgoers-greece-sunbed-rules-snitch-firms-satellites-ai/

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #18 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 20:29:46 »
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NHS bosses destroy careers of whistleblowers who stand up to protect patients’ lives
Talented doctors and nurses claim they have lost their jobs – with some driven to brink of suicide – as bosses sought to bury their concerns

NHS managers are destroying the careers of whistleblowers who raise concerns about patient safety, a group of medics warns.

More than 50 doctors and nurses have told The Telegraph they have been targeted after raising concerns about upwards of 170 patient deaths and nearly 700 cases of poor care. One consultant described it as “the biggest scandal within our country” and said the true number of avoidable deaths was “astronomical”.

Instead of trying to fix the problems, the whistleblowers claim NHS bosses are spending millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money hiring law firms and private eyes to investigate them instead, leading many medics to quit the profession in despair.

In one case, the NHS spent more than £4 million on legal action against a single whistleblower, which included £3.2 million in compensation.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/05/15/nhs-bosses-destroy-careers-whistleblowers-avoidable-deaths/

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #19 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 21:34:53 »
25 forest fires across Greece in 24 hours prior to 18:00 today.

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #20 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 21:48:55 »
Details unclear but a tragic accident occurred in Simotata late this afternoon when a gust of wind is believed to have caused a two wheel vehicle, either a pedal cycle or motorcycle, to swerve into a lorry resulting in fatal injuries to the 60 y-o male who came to Kef to work in a tourist business during the summer season. Police investigating.

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Re: 16/05/24
« Reply #21 on: Thursday, 16 May, 2024 @ 23:28:21 »
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Lesvos: The Cultural Centre of Kalloni was destroyed by fire – 6.5 thousand volumes of rare books destroyed by fire

Completely destroyed by a fire that broke out at midnight yesterday, a building of the early 20th century in the location “Chania” of Kalloni Lesvos, which primarily housed the activities of the Kalloni Cultural Centre “Arisvi Club”.

President of the Cultural Center of Kalloni “Club Arisvi” Aristovoulos Eleftheriou [said], “were ashes 6.5 thousand volumes of rare books, many of which were published since the early 1700s, thousands of manuscripts and papyri, with recorded history mainly of Kalloni, but also of Lesvos and modern Greece."
https://en.protothema.gr/lesvos-the-cultural-centre-of-kalloni-was-destroyed-by-fire-6-5-thousand-volumes-of-rare-books-destroyed-by-fire/

Obviously a disaster for the local community but the rare books might not have had a great monetary value
(my expert knowledge based on watching Antiques Road Trip  ;))