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18/05/22
« on: Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 @ 02:30:06 »
Twenty three new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, two on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8693 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0857 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1504 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9211 €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
Wed 18/05   25°/16°   22 km/h   07%   Sunny
Thu 19/05   23°/15°   35 km/h   36%   Strong winds probable, morning showers possible
Fri 20/05   24°/17°   22 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 21/05   25°/16°   19 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sun 22/05   25°/17°   19 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 23/05   26°/17°   15 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 24/05   26°/18°   15 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 25/05   27°/18°   13 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 26/05   27°/19°   15 km/h   04%   Sunny
Fri 27/05   26°/18°   17 km/h   03%   Sunny



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Re: 18/05/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 @ 09:10:50 »
Municipality of Lixouri are organising a neutering and vaccination programme for stray, volunteer vets from Europe will be in the area between 23-29/05/22. For more information 'phone 2671091018

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Re: 18/05/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 @ 15:30:22 »
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Greece: Nearly 9,000 temporary asylum permits were issued to Ukrainians in April 2022

In April 2022, 7,759 Ukrainians arrived in Greece, and more than 13,000 electronic applications to pre-register for temporary protection (asylum) were submitted, while almost 9,000 temporary protection permit cards were issued, according to data from the Ministry of Migration and Asylum.

Of the Ukrainians who arrived in April, 20.4 pct were minors, 26 pct were aged 18-34, and 53.6 pct over 35 years old. Of these, 25 pct arrived by air and the rest via the land borders. As of April 30, 13,147 electronic pre-registration applications for temporary protection for Ukrainians had been submitted, while 8,880 temporary protection cards had been issued.

A total of 917,281 migrants and refugees legally resided in Greece in April 2022, of whom 24 pct were EU citizens and expatriates, 70 pct were third-country nationals with a residence permit and 6 pct were refugees with active residence permits.
https://orthodoxtimes.com/greece-nearly-9000-temporary-asylum-permits-were-issued-to-ukrainians-in-april-2022/


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Re: 18/05/22
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 @ 15:57:35 »
The Ministry of Interior has awarded Sami municipality 350,000 euros and Lixouri municipality 400,000 euros to undertake action to prevent or minimise damage caused by natural disasters.


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Re: 18/05/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 @ 16:13:29 »
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When is the best time to book flights? Travel experts share holiday money-saving tips
https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2022-05-17/travel-experts-share-their-money-saving-tips-for-summer-holidays


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Re: 18/05/22
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 @ 16:25:26 »
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Purr–dah: German town bans cats from going outdoors to protect rare bird

Authorities in the southwest German town of Walldorf have ordered some cat owners to keep their pets indoors until the end of August, to protect a rare bird during its breeding season.

The decree is designed to help save the crested lark, which makes its nest on the ground and is therefore easy prey for feline hunters.

The bird population in Western Europe has declined sharply in recent decades.

Authorities in Walldorf wrote that “among other things, the survival of the species depends on every single chick”.

A songbird, the crested lark is found across Europe, including in Britain. Numbers have been declining across the continent in recent years.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germany-cats-birds-lark-breeding-b2081610.html


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Re: 18/05/22
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 @ 16:30:26 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 25/1
eody.gov.gr

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Re: 18/05/22
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 @ 21:58:03 »
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In a Milestone, Greece and the U.K. Have Agreed to Formal Talks About a Possible Return of the Parthenon Marbles
The announcement comes just in time for International Museum Day

Greece may be one step closer to getting the Parthenon marbles back from the United Kingdom, as formal talks are set to begin on the prized artifacts taken by Lord Elgin in 1805.

On the eve of International Museum Day, celebrated on May 18, UNESCO made the surprise announcement that Greece and the United Kingdom had at last agreed to formal talks around a potential return of the ancient sculptures, which were deposited in the British Museum more than 200 years ago.

The potential reunification of the Parthenon marbles was announced by the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation, or ICPRCP, which opened its 23rd session in Paris this week. According to UNESCO, the meeting, offered on April 29 by the U.K., has been accepted by Greece and will be arranged “in due course.”
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/restitution-talks-parthenon-marbles-2116907