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26/02/23
« on: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 @ 04:17:26 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9078 GBP
1 €UR = $1.0935 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1016 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9145 €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 26/02   18°/12°   44 km/h   79%   Storms possible, very strong winds probable
Mon 27/02   17°/13°   17 km/h   14%   Cloudy
Tue 28/02   19°/13°   16 km/h   19%   Starting cloudy then turning sunny
Wed 01/03   17°/11°   17 km/h   50%   Showers possible
Thu 02/03   17°/10°   12 km/h   72%   Showers probable
Fri 03/03   15°/10°   14 km/h   82%   Light rain probable
Sat 04/03   15°/10°   15 km/h   73%   Showers probable
Sun 05/03   15°/10°   16 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Mon 06/03   15°/10°   18 km/h   49%   Showers possible
Tue 07/03   15°/10°   19 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud

frost.getmap.gr

No risk of frost

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Re: 26/02/23
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 @ 04:20:00 »
A 56 y-o local in need of urgent medical attention was transferred from Vathy to Astakos by coast guard.
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Re: 26/02/23
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 @ 04:33:18 »
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5-year-old hit by stray bullet

A 5-year-old girl has been hospitalized after being hit by a stray bullet in the suburb of Zefyri, northwest of Athens.

Police say the girl was playing on an empty lot when she was hit by a stray bullet in the thigh.

The girl has been taken at a children’s hospital in Athens; doctors say her injuries are non-life-threatening.

This is the fourth incident of stray bullets hitting people or houses in western Attica over the past three weeks.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1205544/5-year-old-hit-by-stray-bullet/

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Re: 26/02/23
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 @ 04:34:53 »
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15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Police in Athens suburb have arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder, robbery, violation of weapons legislation as well as resisting arrested.

According to police, on February 20, a group of five people approached a 16-year-old boy, who was with a 17-year-old friend, in a threatening manner in Patissia area.

After a verbal altercation, the group of five chased the other two youths, during which the 15 year old stabbed the 16 year old, whose phone was also stolen.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1205540/15-year-old-boy-arrested-on-suspicion-of-attempted-murder

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Re: 26/02/23
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 @ 04:41:26 »
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Revealed: one in 100 police officers in England and Wales faced a criminal charge last year

The data also suggested that the number of officers facing criminal charges has skyrocketed by 590% since 2012.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/feb/25/revealed-one-in-100-uk-police-officers-faced-a-criminal-charge-last-year

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Re: 26/02/23
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 @ 04:48:24 »
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Hotel Occupancy Hits 100% in All Greek Destinations for Clean Monday Holiday Weekend

Occupancy rates in all Greece’s travel destinations have hit 100 percent for the three-day Clean Monday holiday weekend (February 25-27) giving a very welcoming boost to domestic tourism, Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Saturday.

This weekend (February 25-26) marks the end of the carnival season and leads to the start of lent, known as Clean Monday or Ash Monday (this year February 27), which is a national holiday in Greece.
https://news.gtp.gr/2023/02/25/hotel-occupancy-hits-100-all-greek-destinations-clean-monday-holiday-weekend/

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Re: 26/02/23
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 @ 14:54:51 »
Times of local ferry during karnavali weekend:

Saturday, 25/02/23
Lixouri - Argostoli: 07:00-23:00 every hour on the hour
Argostoli - Lixouri: 07:30-23:30 every hour on the half hour

Sunday, 26/02/23
Lixouri - Argostoli: 09:00-22:00 every hour on the hour PLUS 13:30 & 14:30
Argostoli - Lixouri: 09:30-22:30 every hour on the half hour PLUS 14:00 & 15:00

Clean Monday, 27/02/23
Lixouri - Argostoli: 09:00-21:00 every hour on the hour
Argostoli - Lixouri: 09:30-21:30 every hour on the half hour

Very windy today (26/2).......

Not surprisingly, given the weather forecast, the Lixouri-Argostoli and Kyllini-Poros ferry services have been suspended.

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Re: 26/02/23
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 @ 15:03:52 »
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Italy shipwreck: Dozens of migrants killed off Calabria coast

More than 40 migrants, including a baby, have died and dozens more have survived after their overloaded boat sank in rough seas off southern Italy.

The vessel reportedly broke apart while trying to land with more than 100 people aboard near the coastal town of Crotone in the Calabria region.

Many bodies have been recovered from the beach at a nearby seaside resort.
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-02-26/around-30-dead-after-migrant-boat-gets-into-trouble-off-italian-coast

Brief video in link

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Re: 26/02/23
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 @ 15:18:15 »
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Boris in Biden row over ‘f*** the Americans!’ outburst
Former PM in four-letter tirade against Sunak’s new Brexit deal

Boris Johnson has been accused of sparking a diplomatic rift with Joe Biden after an extraordinary “f*** the Americans!” outburst in the Commons.

He made the remark after being urged to support moves by Rishi Sunak and the EU to solve Brexit problems in Northern Ireland – which are supported by the US President.

It sparked a backlash from Mr Sunak’s supporters who claim Mr Johnson and his allies are determined to wreck the PM’s Brexit Northern Ireland deal “out of spite”.

There are also claims that his “f*** the Americans!” comment could hit Mr Johnson’s hopes of earning a fortune in America on the lecture circuit.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-biden-brexit-eu-deal-row-b2289792.html

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Re: 26/02/23
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Re: 26/02/23
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 @ 19:37:32 »
Looking like tomorrow will be cloudy on Kef but little chance of rain or winds so the Skala celebrations should go ahead as planned but, if the weather is bad, events will be moved to the Community Centre, starting 12:30

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Re: 26/02/23
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 @ 20:06:26 »
Record breaking kontosouvli in Amfkleia measuring 130 metres in length and consisting of 800 kg of meat:


Interesting bit starts around 1:35 in.