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17/07/22
« on: Sunday, 17 July, 2022 @ 02:19:57 »
Kef fire risk 17/07/22: High


Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.871 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
Sun 17/07   32°/24°   22 km/h   01%   Sunny
Mon 18/07   33°/23°   15 km/h   03%   Sunny
Tue 19/07   31°/22°   18 km/h   01%   Sunny
Wed 20/07   31°/22°   20 km/h   01%   Sunny
Thu 21/07   31°/23°   21 km/h   07%   Sunny
Fri 22/07   32°/23°   19 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 23/07   33°/24°   19 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 24/07   33°/23°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Mon 25/07   33°/23°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Tue 26/07   32°/23°   17 km/h   03%   Sunny


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Re: 17/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 17 July, 2022 @ 02:21:31 »
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Cargo plane operated by Ukraine carrier crashes near Kavala

An Antonov cargo plane operated by a Ukraine-based air carrier crashed Saturday near the city of Kavala in northern Greece, authorities said.

Greek Civil Aviation authorities say the flight was heading from Serbia to Jordan, but have not been able to confirm how many people were on board or what the plane’s cargo was. It was operated by Meridian, a cargo carrier.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1189263/cargo-plane-operated-by-ukraine-carrier-crashes-near-kavala/

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Re: 17/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 17 July, 2022 @ 02:45:02 »
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Boris Johnson and the Lebedevs: how I exposed the prime minister’s defining scandal
The ties between the PM and an ex-KGB officer, first revealed in the Observer three years ago, could be Johnson’s lasting legacy
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/16/carole-cadwalladr-boris-johnson-lebedevs-prime-ministers-defining-scandal

A strange story about Boris Johnson and the son of ex-KGB lieutenant-colonel Alexander Lebedev, Evgeny Lebedev, who Johnson appointed to a life peerage as Baron Lebedev of Hampton. A long read but it's Sunday and it is quite intriguing.

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Re: 17/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 17 July, 2022 @ 11:01:08 »
A young lad on a motorcycle was involved in an accident at Karavomylos this morning and, despite having head injuries, had to wait almost an hour for an ambulance to arrive from Argostoli. There are ambulances based in Sami but no-one is paid to drive them at the weekend.

Seems strange... a little Greek island where things are still 'avrio' and an hour is a long time to wait for an ambulance...

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Re: 17/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 17 July, 2022 @ 12:42:20 »

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Re: 17/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 17 July, 2022 @ 12:47:04 »
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Greece’s traditional kiosks fading away

 The economic crisis, the pandemic and new consumer habits have all conspired in the decline of the number of kiosks, once an intrinsic feature of life for Greeks. Indicatively, of the 9,904 kiosks across Greece in 2010 just 4,985 remain today. Of those, 1,000 are within the boundaries of the Municipality of Athens, though only 400 are in operation.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/multimedia/images/1189158/greeces-traditional-kiosks-fading-away/

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Re: 17/07/22
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 17 July, 2022 @ 15:42:59 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef again tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 17/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 17 July, 2022 @ 15:50:55 »
Body of an 85 y-o Greek male recovered this morning from the sea at Agia Marina, Halkis, Evia.

Midday yesterday an explosion on a boat outside Nydri caused two of the six on board to be taken to Levkas hospital for treatment, one treated locally.

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Re: 17/07/22
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 17 July, 2022 @ 18:08:43 »
If it's not the badger it's the squirrels having a fruit feast:



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Re: 17/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 18:34:19 »
Nice that they are enjoying the fruit Maik and hopefully keeping them going through this intense weather.We have sadly lost baby hedgehogs and have seen little birds quite distressed.This inspite of putting several bowls of fresh water down at ground level and still putting out seed.Must be very hard for them when the soil is so hard and they cant get to worms and grubs.My tomatoes in the greenhouse will be coming ready cooked as its 106f in there today Monday.Never tried cooked cucumber but that looks as if it will be the case too.