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15/07/22
« on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 06:58:04 »
Kef fire risk 15/07/22: High


Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8710 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0305 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1481 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9704 €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
Fri 15/07   30°/22°   21 km/h   01%   Sunny
Sat 16/07   31°/23°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 17/07   32°/24°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Mon 18/07   33°/24°   16 km/h   03%   Sunny
Tue 19/07   31°/23°   17 km/h   01%   Sunny
Wed 20/07   31°/23°   20 km/h   01%   Sunny
Thu 21/07   31°/23°   21 km/h   05%   Sunny
Fri 22/07   32°/24°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 23/07   33°/23°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sun 24/07   32°/23°   21 km/h   03%   Sunny


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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 07:02:26 »
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Rail workers to strike for another two days in August

Members of the union will walk out on 18 and 20 August.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62173334


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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 07:04:09 »
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Unite warns of 'summer of discontent' over pay

The general secretary of the UK's biggest private sector union has warned of a 'summer of discontent' over pay.

Sharon Graham said there could be hundreds of disputes involving tens of thousands of people if workers are made to "pay the price for inflation".

She said employers making a profit from workers should pay them a "proper fair wage".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62158667

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 07:09:17 »
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There was a ‘nasty, misogynistic’ No 10 culture – but officials aren’t blaming Boris Johnson
In response to ITV documentary, Downing Street spokesman claims outgoing PM had to ‘carry the can for bad behaviour of others’

A former employee at Number 10, who worked closely with the Prime Minister for a number of years, told the documentary that his arrival at Downing Street brought with it “a very masculine culture”, adding: “If you were a female in that sort of zone, it’s actually quite uncomfortable to work in.”

The source also claimed Mr Johnson “was completely disorganised” and would “never read his notes”, adding: “First thing in the morning, Boris Johnson would turn up two hours late. His hair would be wet. He’d have his zip undone or his shirt hanging out. He’d be just a complete mess all the time.”

The former staffer there “were way more” parties inside Number 10 during lockdown than revealed in Sue Gray’s report, adding: “I think the Prime Minister himself had a few more than what has been reported, privately in his flat as well.”
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/07/14/aides-blamed-nasty-misogynistic-culture-boris-johnsons-downing/

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 07:13:37 »
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No amount of alcohol healthy for under-40s but older people ‘may benefit from small amounts,’ study finds
Researchers said that alcohol advice should vary according to age and gender

Drinking more than a small shot glass of beer a day could pose risks to health for men under the age of 40, a study suggests as researchers urged younger adults to steer clear of alcohol.

And a safe daily limit for women aged 39 and under is the equivalent of two tablespoons’ worth of wine, or 100ml of beer, the research suggests.

But those over 40 can toast their health with a drink or two, as academics found a small amount of alcohol can help ward off heart disease, stroke and diabetes among this age group.

Researchers said young people face higher health risks from alcohol consumption than older adults.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/alcohol-under-40s-health-risk-b2123655.html

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 07:16:03 »
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Vicar wearing only stockings caught performing sex act with Henry hoover in church
John Jeffs, 74, was seen ‘thrusting’ into vaccuum and later told police he felt ‘naughty’

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/vicar-henry-hoover-sex-church-b2123488.html

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 12:05:45 »
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.

It was the Croatian flagged Alessandro and it grounded at Mounda, which makes a lot more sense than getting stuck on Skala beach.

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 12:57:19 »
Body of a 25 y-o foreign male recovered from the sea midday yesterday at ​​Skala Tsoukaladon, Lefkada, after being discovered by someone on a passing tourist boat.


Edit: typo
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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 13:08:53 »
Yacht owned by Piero Ferrari, son of Enzo, in Argosotoli.

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 13:13:47 »
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Big Butterfly Count: Public urged to join national butterfly count to save species
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-07-15/public-urged-to-join-national-butterfly-count-to-save-species

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 13:19:21 »
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Homeowners sent free Amazon parcels in ‘brushing’ scams

Unassuming homeowners are being deluged with parcels through an Amazon scam carried out by Chinese sellers.

Some people have received hundreds of unsolicited deliveries in “brushing scams” after their addresses and personal data was taken by sellers using Amazon. The complicated scam does not financially affect the recipients.

However, it allows Amazon-based sellers to artificially inflate their sales and ratings on the website. This gives them faux credence and enables them to sell potentially low quality or counterfeit goods, tricking other consumers.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/homeowners-sent-free-amazon-parcels-brushing-scams/

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 13:27:51 »
High risk of bush fire again tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 14:21:47 »

https://youtu.be/Os0ypLRIamQ?t=1

Apparently it's not Voula Petri (ex Sunset, Poros) singing but she did compose the music.

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 15:53:31 »


Figures from Fraport: 60% of flights and 67% of arrivals were from the UK.
Obviously the figures don't include arrivals from central Europe arriving by car and ferry.

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #14 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 17:27:38 »
Body of an 86 y-o Greek female recovered midday today from the sea at ​​Nea Potidaia, Halkidiki.

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #15 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 17:33:56 »
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Greece sends two Canadair planes to help with wildfires in France

Greece on Friday sent two Canadair aircraft to assist France in the battle against the wildfires that are ravaging the country, in response to a request made by French authorities via the European Civil Protection Mechanism and rescEU.

The wildfires are mostly located in the northwest of France, where 6,000 people have been evacuated from their homes as a precaution.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1189131/greece-sends-two-canadair-planes-to-help-with-wildfires-in-france/

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #16 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 17:41:11 »
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Captain Tom ‘charity’ autobiography publisher refuses to say if funds paid to his foundation from sales
Exclusive: Penguin Random House declines to detail whether or not it has paid funds to Captain Tom Foundation from sales of autobiography said to be in ‘support’ of the charity
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/captain-tom-book-charity-b2123203.html

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #17 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 18:40:26 »
We've got a fruit thief! Usually it's the squirrels, we've seen badgers around at night but never before in daylight:







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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #18 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 19:27:17 »
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Covid booster: Will be offered to all over 50s this autumn

Everyone aged 50 and over will be offered a Covid booster vaccine this autumn to top up their immunity and cut their risk of becoming severely ill.

Younger people at high risk from Covid, as well as health and social care staff, will also get the booster.

Drug companies have been developing updated vaccines to tackle newer variants, however, it is still uncertain which vaccine will be used.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-62183714

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #19 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 19:33:44 »
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Drivers queue for hours at Britain’s cheapest petrol station

The Trago Mills Filling Station in Newton Abbot, Devon, has cut its petrol prices to 164.9p a litre – almost 25p cheaper than the national average of 189.5p, according to the RAC.

Filling up a standard 55-litre tank would cost £90.70 at the station, a £14 saving compared with £104.22 at the average garage.

The Shell petrol station is also selling diesel at 179.9p a litre, more than 17p cheaper than the average 197.5p on national forecourts.

Wholesale petrol prices have fallen in recent weeks and for the past three days have been at 80p per litre or below, down from a peak of 100p, according to motoring body the AA.

However, most petrol stations have failed to pass on the savings to customers and have been accused of profiteering.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/drivers-queue-hours-britains-cheapest-petrol-station/

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #20 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 19:50:08 »
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MPs approve controversial plans to let agency workers cover for striking staff

How mant days ago was Grant Schapps castigating P&O for replacing salaried staff with agency workers?
But more to the point, what about the promised penalties and new legislation to prevent it?!


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Tesco Plc won a bid to overturn a legal ruling preventing the supermarket giant from using “fire and rehire” tactics, handing a boost to employers looking for ways to cut costs.

The practice, in which companies rehire workers on worse terms, has gained ground recently and came under scrutiny in the UK after P&O Ferries sought to fire hundreds of its crew and replace them with cheaper labor.

The London case was brought on behalf of 42 Tesco workers at two distribution centers who claimed that the grocer was attempting to fire and rehire them on a worse contract, without retained pay. On Friday, appeal judges overturned a lower court order blocking Tesco from dismissing the workers.

The decision could lead to more success for employers attempting to use the fire and rehire tactic.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-15/tesco-wins-court-appeal-over-fire-and-rehire-worker-spat?srnd=premium

Bye 'eck, an employer making employees worse off when cost of living's going through roof.

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Re: 15/07/22
« Reply #21 on: Friday, 15 July, 2022 @ 21:20:39 »
Couple of videos of yesterday's scrub fire at the Agios Konstantinos area of Davgata. If you're short of time watch the first three minutes of first video, shows how quickly a fire spreads from something about the size of a bonfire. If you watch both videos you can see how quickly and how far it can spread in twenty minutes:



https://youtu.be/wvtqCygxoDs?t=1


https://youtu.be/-Th2wWCcIbE?t=1