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02/10/22
« on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 03:58:23 »
Kef fire risk 02/10/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.9298 GBP
1 €UR = $ 0.9852 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0755 €UR
$1 USD = 1.015 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate 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
Sun 02/10   24°/18°   37 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny, strong winds probable
Mon 03/10   25°/18°   24 km/h   09%   Mostly sunny, breezy
Tue 04/10   25°/17°   16 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 05/10   24°/17°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 06/10   24°/17°   16 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Fri 07/10   24°/17°   15 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 08/10   24°/17°   16 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny
Sun 09/10   24°/17°   14 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Mon 10/10   24°/18°   13 km/h   17%   Mostly sunny
Tue 11/10   24°/18°   13 km/h   35%   Thunderstorms possible


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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 04:03:35 »
Body of a 69 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea off Kalamaki beach, Laganas, Zakynthos.

Body of an 84 y-o male discovered yesterday morning in the Rohanna of Hamble UK-flagged yacht moored in Kos marina.

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 04:20:00 »
Search and rescue operation mounted yesterday evening and fifty six migrants on board a sailing ship bound for Italy were picked up by the Singapore-flagged Ginga Hawk 33 nautical miles west of Kefalonia. The ship had been monitored by Coast Guard since morning but assistance declined until weather conditions at sea deteriorated. All on board in good health and taken to Igoumenitsa on Greek mainland where the Ginga Hawk was heading.

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 04:25:00 »
'Save / Renovate', a new program of grants for renovating domestic accommodation, is to be launched in Greece aimed at property owners aged 39 or under.

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 04:27:40 »
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Olivia Pratt-Korbel: Man charged with schoolgirl's murder

Thomas Cashman, 34, of West Derby, Liverpool, has also been charged with the attempted murder of Olivia's mother Cheryl Korbel and Joseph Nee.

Paul Russell, 40, of Snowberry Road, West Derby, has been charged with assisting an offender.

Both men are due to appear at Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Monday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-62663145

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 04:48:12 »


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Revealed: The Beatles’ first ever colour photograph, taken by Paul McCartney’s brother

Historic picture snapped in 1958, when the band was known as Quarrymen, finally unearthed after more than six decades
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/01/revealed-beatles-first-ever-colour-photograph-taken-paul-mccartneys/


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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 13:45:43 »
@Bryan: wos Athens ever done to you?

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 13:48:33 »
Residents in the Grizata area of Sami are complaining about straying goats and cattle munching their way through their crops and flowers.

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 15:34:42 »
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PM to tell British counterpart time is right for the return of the Parthenon Marbles

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is set to seek an agreement with his British counterpart Liz Truss over the return of the Elgin marbles to Athens according to a statement published in the Sunday Times.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1194699/pm-to-tell-british-counterpart-time-is-right-for-the-return-of-the-parthenon-marbles/

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 18:20:47 »
Minor drama in Poros port earlier today when a private yacht was in danger of being swept into the outer wall of the fishing shelter breakwater and was rescued by a catamaran exiting port at the same time.

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 18:23:42 »
Allegedly a dog deliberately poisoned in Agia Efimia after someone threw bait into the yard of the house where they lived. Another dog recovering.

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 18:26:28 »
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Draft budget to be submitted to Parliament on Monday
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1194701/draft-budget-to-be-submitted-to-parliament-on-monday/

Don't get excited , it's the Greek budget.

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #12 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 19:17:13 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #13 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 20:01:56 »
@Bryan: wos Athens ever done to you?

Nothing, Maik.  I have managed to avoid visiting the place for about 25 years!  Ain't I the lucky one??  :lol:

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #14 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 21:07:48 »
I imagine that at present there will be quite a lot of voters in the UK who'd prefer the MPs to be kept in Athens permanently instead of the Marbles.

It's got its good parts, and even the bad parts don't deserve to have our MPs foisted upon them - surely that really would give the neighbourhood a bad name.

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Re: 02/10/22
« Reply #15 on: Sunday, 02 October, 2022 @ 21:47:39 »
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Over-65s who had Covid are 80 per cent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s, study reveals
It is unclear whether coronavirus triggers new development of the disease or accelerates its emergence

Over-65s who have had Covid are 80 per cent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s within a year of being infected, a new study reveals.

Those that fall within this age bracket were found to be 50 to 80 per cent more at risk of developing the form of dementia than those who have not had the virus.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/covid-alzheimers-study-b2191023.html