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14/07/22
« on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 02:27:06 »
Kef fire risk 14/07/22: High


Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8690 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0369 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1507 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9644 €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
Thu 14/07   30°/22°   23 km/h   02%   Sunny
Fri 15/07   31°/22°   21 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 16/07   31°/23°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 17/07   32°/24°   20 km/h   05%   Sunny
Mon 18/07   33°/24°   17 km/h   05%   Sunny
Tue 19/07   31°/23°   18 km/h   03%   Sunny
Wed 20/07   31°/23°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Thu 21/07   32°/23°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Fri 22/07   32°/23°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 23/07   32°/23°   22 km/h   03%   Sunny


Edit: exchange rates updated
« Last Edit: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 09:45:47 by Maik »

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 02:31:59 »
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Brave holidaymaker survives being adrift at sea for 18 hours by clinging onto beach ball

A holidaymaker miraculously survived 18 hours adrift at sea by clinging to a small ball lost by boys on a beach an amazing 80 miles away.

The astonishing drama began when a tourist named only as Ivan, 30, was swept out to sea by powerful currents off the coast of Kassandra in Greece.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/brave-holidaymaker-survives-being-adrift-27474891

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 02:41:29 »
Body of an 83 y-o Greek male recovered from the sea yesterday morning at Artemisa, Attica.

Body of a 76 y-o Greek male recovered midday yesterday off the beach at Imerou, Rodopi.

Dead loggerhead discovered yesterday afternoon on the beach at Panagia, Kavala.

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 09:57:55 »
Sing along (in Greek) down on Katelios beach this eve from 19:30

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 09:58:59 »
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Post Office workers hold 24-hour strike in dispute over pay
Staff who deliver cash and supplies to sub-post offices, process finances and work in administration will walk out for 24-hours

Post Office workers are staging a 24-hour strike on Thursday in a dispute over pay.

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) who deliver cash and supplies to sub-post offices, process finances and work in administration are involved in the row.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/post-office-strike-pay-dispute-b2122833.html

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 13:54:08 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 14:02:03 »
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‘Feta’ is Greek, EU top court says in snub to Denmark

Greece on Thursday scored a win in its fight to protect their right to the term “Feta” as Europe’s top court reprimanded Denmark for not blocking local companies from using the name for sales outside the European Union.

Greece claims feta as part of its cultural heritage because it has made the sheep and goat milk cheese for 6,000 years.

The Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) agreed with its assertion.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1189044/feta-is-greek-eu-top-court-says-in-snub-to-denmark/

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 14:14:20 »

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 14:52:05 »
Ithaki coast guard performed an emergency transfer from Piso Aetos to Sami for two teenagers, one aged fifteen and the other seventeen, in need of urgent medical attention. No info as to nature of illness/accident.

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 16:05:37 »
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Air taxis to come to Greece by 2026

Orama Ventures announced on Wednesday that a group of leading global players in the aviation, tourism and hospitality, construction and investment sectors has formed a consortium to develop the required infrastructure for the entry and operation of eVTOL (Electric, Vertical Take Off and Landing) in Greece, until 2026.

EVTOLs are aircraft with electric propulsion systems, capable of vertical take-off and landing, without requiring the existence of a runway. They can transport up to six passengers with zero emissions and minimal noise levels, and at a cost per kilometer completely comparable to that of a conventional taxi.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1188977/air-taxis-to-come-to-greece-by-2026/

Yep, I did check. It's 14 July.

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 21:03:00 »
Bush fire across the bay from Argostoli in the Agios Konstantinos area of Davgata this afternoon. Twenty seven firefighters, eight vehicles and three or four 'planes fighting the blaze, including Texas made Air Tractors from Andravida as well as the Kef based PZL Dromader.

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 21:04:18 »
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Greece sends water-dowsing aircraft to Albania

Greece is sending air assistance to help neighboring Albania cope with wildfires, European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič tweeted on Thursday.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/661765/Greece-sends-water-dowsing-aircraft-to-Albania

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 21:07:14 »
Sailing yacht got too close to Skala beach and had to be towed off by tug earlier today. Taken to Argosoli for re-certification of seaworthiness.
 

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 21:10:31 »
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New species of onion plant has been officially identified in Kilkis
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/661684/

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 21:27:53 »
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Police hunt ‘lunatic’ driver who knocked down nude cyclists

A 'lunatic' motorist who knocked down a pair of nude cyclists undertaking a tour of UK landmarks for charity is being hunted by police.

Colin Unsworth, 52, and Sadie Tann, 32, who are riding from Lands End to John O’Groats on a tandem, captured the brazen “attack” on video last week.

And the pair now say police are taking the incident so seriously that there may be an “attempted murder charge” for the culprits if they’re arrested.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/naked-bike-ride-police-hunt-b2123077.html

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #15 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 21:35:37 »
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Rumor: Microsoft plans to release new major Windows versions every three years
https://www.ghacks.net/2022/07/14/rumor-microsoft-plans-to-release-new-major-windows-versions-every-three-years/

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #16 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 23:35:14 »
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Greece tells Germans fearing huge heating bills to ‘come here for winter’
German pensioners seeking ‘asylum’ from soaring energy costs and rising inflation are welcome in Greece, says minister

He compared the gesture to offering asylum and described it as a way of thanking German taxpayers who he said had helped bail out Greeks from the financial crisis of 2008.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/14/greece-entices-germans-facing-rising-costs-with-promise-of-winter-sun

Think maybe he's serious. Just not sure if he's seriously taking the piss out of the Germans. There's reasons why homes on Kef have log piles in the yard, and it ain't for decoration.

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Re: 14/07/22
« Reply #17 on: Thursday, 14 July, 2022 @ 23:45:20 »
Body of an 83 y-o Greek male recovered from the sea this morning at Vrokhia beach, Aegina.

Dead dolphin discovered this afternoon on the beach at Kiato.