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01/05/22
« on: Sunday, 01 May, 2022 @ 02:23:36 »
Καλό μήνα! 
Καλό καλοκαίρι!

Fifteen new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, three on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8688 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0800 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1510 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9259 €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 01/05   21°/14°   14 km/h   22%   Mostly cloudy
Mon 02/05   17°/13°   11 km/h   84%   Light rain probable
Tue 03/05   19°/13°   19 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Wed 04/05   20°/14°   16 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Thu 05/05   21°/15°   14 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Fri 06/05   22°/15°   14 km/h   21%   Mostly cloudy
Sat 07/05   21°/15°   18 km/h   50%   Showers possible
Sun 08/05   21°/14°   18 km/h   57%   Showers probable
Mon 09/05   20°/14°   16 km/h   36%   Morning thunderstorms possible
Tue 10/05   21°/14°   19 km/h   12%   Sunny



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Re: 01/05/22
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 01 May, 2022 @ 02:55:52 »
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Half our MPs will be women, pledge Tories after Neil Parish porn scandal
Conservatives seek to reassure voters they can contain sleaze as MP quits

In November 2020, Boris Johnson appeared to commit the party to equal gender representation in a video for the 50:50 Parliament campaign.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/04/30/half-mps-will-women-pledge-tories-neil-parish-porn-scandal/

Interesting idea, not sure how it will be implemented. Will local Conservative parties like being told they HAVE to adopt a female parliamentary candidate? Will it mean sitting male MPs are de-selected? If it suggests women are less sleazy than men, isn't that sexist? Do the women have to be biologically female, er, assigned female at birth? Or can they be female with a willy?

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Re: 01/05/22
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 01 May, 2022 @ 02:58:47 »
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Lord Frost urged to stand for Neil Parish's seat in by-election
Allies have described the former Brexit minister as a 'proper Conservative' with 'star quality' who could be a successor to Boris Johnson

Lord Frost is being urged by allies to stand in the by-election that will be created by Neil Parish's departure from his traditionally safe Conservative seat, The Telegraph can disclose. ...
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/04/30/lord-frost-urged-stand-neil-parishs-seat-by-election/

Well, that didn't last long. Or is there something Lord Frost isn't telling us?


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Re: 01/05/22
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 01 May, 2022 @ 20:07:19 »
Oh my...

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Angela Rayner demands answers from Boris Johnson over alleged 'Sexist of the Year' award at lockdown-busting Downing Street event

Angela Rayner has written to Boris Johnson demanding answers over reports that a 'Sexist of the Year' award was handed out at a lockdown-busting Christmas party in Number 10.

Labour's deputy leader has called on the prime minister to confirm whether or not the award was presented at a gathering in Downing Street in December 2020, as originally reported in the Sunday Times.

In a letter, Ms Rayner says if such a presentation did take place, the government must release information stating who gave out the award, who was nominated for it and why, and who was presented with the prize...

It continues: "You have claimed on the record this week that there is "no place" for sexism in politics, and yet there are now serious and credible allegations in the Sunday Times that sexist behaviour has not only taken place in your own office but has been celebrated and rewarded."
https://news.sky.com/story/angela-rayner-demands-answers-from-boris-johnson-over-alleged-sexist-of-the-year-award-at-lockdown-busting-downing-street-event-12603583


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Re: 01/05/22
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 01 May, 2022 @ 20:13:58 »
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‘Is this wise?’: Emails ‘show officials planning events at Downing Street’ during lockdown

Whitehall mandarin Sue Gray’s report into lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street will include details from emails suggesting “premeditation” among officials planning events, it was claimed today.

One unnamed source told the Sunday Times that the report will show that rules were “wilfully broken”, with one official breaking into discussion on the venue for a planned event to ask: “Is this wise?”

Planning is a key factor in assessing the seriousness of any breaches...

One source told the Sunday Times: "The most shocking thing Sue’s report has uncovered is a series of emails which expose the extent to which the parties were premeditated and the rules were being willfully broken. She is also concerned by the lack of contrition shown by those who have been found to have broken the rules."
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/parties-downing-street-covid-sue-gray-b2069442.html


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Re: 01/05/22
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 01 May, 2022 @ 20:26:36 »
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Boris Johnson’s defence on Covid risk to care homes hit by new revelation

Boris Johnson’s claim that a lack of knowledge about the asymptomatic transmission of Covid-19 put care homes at risk has been further undermined after it emerged he openly discussed the potential scale of symptom-free transmission.

The prime minister has already been accused of misleading parliament over the claim. He made it last week after the high court ruled that the government had acted unlawfully in ordering the discharge of patients to care homes without testing in the spring of 2020. Johnson told the House of Commons: “What we didn’t know in particular was that Covid could be transmitted asymptomatically.”

However, the prime minister commented on papers examining the issue at a Covid press conference on 25 March...

At the press conference, he asked chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance about reports that many people could have the disease without symptoms. “Patrick, on the numbers of people who have the disease asymptomatically, there was a study I saw quoted from some Oxford academics saying that as many as 50% may have had it asymptomatically,” he said.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/apr/30/boris-johnsons-defence-on-covid-risk-to-care-homes-hit-by-new-revelation





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Re: 01/05/22
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 01 May, 2022 @ 20:30:32 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 18/5
https://eody.gov.gr

Edit: link added
« Last Edit: Sunday, 01 May, 2022 @ 21:00:09 by Maik »