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17/05/22
« on: Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 @ 03:03:55 »
Seven new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, none on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8760 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0735 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1416 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9315 €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
Tue 17/05   25°/17°   16 km/h   05%   Sunny
Wed 18/05   25°/16°   22 km/h   12%   Sunny
Thu 19/05   23°/15°   34 km/h   54%   Winds and morning showers probable
Fri 20/05   24°/16°   21 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sat 21/05   25°/16°   20 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sun 22/05   25°/17°   17 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 23/05   25°/17°   15 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 24/05   26°/17°   14 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 25/05   25°/17°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Thu 26/05   26°/18°   16 km/h   06%   Mostly sunny



Edit: bank rates updated
« Last Edit: Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 @ 12:46:09 by Maik »

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Re: 17/05/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 @ 03:06:09 »
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Tentoglou equals world lead with 8.36m in Kefalonia

Miltiadis Tentoglou bounded out to 8.36m in his third competition of the outdoor season to tie the world leading mark in the long jump.

Tentoglou took full advantage of a benign tailwind in Kefalonia to move to equal first on the world lead but the reigning Olympic and European champion is confident that even longer jumps will follow later this summer when he transitions onto a full approach.
https://www.european-athletics.com/news/i-am-back-hofmann-defeats-vetter-for-a-winning-comeback-in-offenburg

Miltiadis Tentoglou


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Re: 17/05/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 @ 03:34:09 »
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Blue flags 2022: Greece is in second place in the world

Five hundred and eighty-one Greek coasts, fifteen marinas and six tourist boats won Blue Flags this year bringing Greece once again in 2nd place in the world, among 53 countries, as announced at a special event by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF).
https://newsbulletin247.com/entertainment/96837.html

Unconfirmed but I believe these are the Blue Flag 2022 beaches on Kef & Ithaka:

Avythos - Municipality of Argostoli
Ai Helis - Municipality of Argostoli
Ammes - Municipality of Argostoli
Antisamos - Municipality of Sami
Aragia, Poros - Municipality of Argostoli
Bouka Gradakia - Municipality of Argostoli
Lepeda - Municipality of Lixouri
Makris Yialos - Municipality of Argostoli
Megali Ammos - Municipality of Argostoli
Mounda - Municipality of Argostoli
Myrtos - Municipality of Sami
Petanoi - Municipality of Lixouri
Platis Yialos - Municipality of Argostoli
Poli (right) - Municipailty of Ithaka
Skala - Municipality of Argostoli
Spasmata - Municipality of Argostoli
Tourkopodaro / White Rocks Hotel - Municipality of Argostoli
Xi - Municipality of Lixouri


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Re: 17/05/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 @ 15:58:56 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 23/2
eody.gov.gr

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Re: 17/05/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 @ 18:27:38 »


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UFO sightings are ‘frequent and continuing’ – and some cannot be explained, Navy admits

UFO sightings are “frequent and continuous,” a naval intelligence officer told members of a Congressional intelligence committee Tuesday morning.

In his opening statements before the committee, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray told members of the US House Intelligence Committee's subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation that UFO sightings — or Unidentified Aerial Phenomona (UAPs) in the Pentagon’s new terminology —  have been common on military ranges since the 2000s.

Mr Bray’s testimony comes as part of the first Congressional hearing on UFOs in more than 50 years.
https://www.independent.co.uk/space/ufo-hearing-congress-public-navy-b2080951.html#

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Re: 17/05/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 @ 19:06:16 »
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A rebus is a puzzle device that combines the use of illustrated pictures with individual letters to depict words or phrases. For example: the word "been" might be depicted by a rebus showing an illustrated bumblebee next to a plus sign (+) and the letter "n". It was a favourite form of heraldic expression used in the Middle Ages to denote surnames.

For example, in its basic form, three salmon (fish) are used to denote the surname "Salmon". A more sophisticated example was the rebus of Bishop Walter Lyhart (d. 1472) of Norwich, consisting of a stag (or hart) lying down in a conventional representation of water.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebus

Not a lot of people know that. OK, maybe they do, but I didn't (even after watching the TV series). Hey ho.