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18/07/22
« on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 02:24:47 »
Kef fire risk 16/07/22: High


Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8754 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0361 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1423 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9652 €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
Mon 18/07   33°/23°   13 km/h   01%   Sunny
Tue 19/07   30°/22°   17 km/h   01%   Sunny
Wed 20/07   31°/22°   21 km/h   01%   Sunny
Thu 21/07   31°/23°   21 km/h   05%   Sunny
Fri 22/07   32°/24°   19 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 23/07   33°/24°   19 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 24/07   33°/24°   21 km/h   05%   Sunny
Mon 25/07   33°/24°   18 km/h   03%   Sunny
Tue 26/07   33°/23°   16 km/h   03%   Sunny
Wed 27/07   32°/22°   18 km/h   04%   Sunny


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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 02:47:15 »
Body of a 65 y-o male recovered from the sea midday yesterday at Arogis, Komotini.

Body of a 23 y-o male recovered from the sea yesterday afternoon from the sea at Perias, Thessaloniki.

Body of a 72 y-o male recovered from the sea yesterday afternoon at Foinikounda, Messinia.

Ithaki coast guard yesterday afternoon performed an emergency transfer from Piso Aetos to Sami for a 48 y-o local in need of urgent medical attention.

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 02:53:26 »
A big black dog allegedly attacked a cyclist in Vallianou Square, Argostoli, on Saturday. Said to have attacked others previously, but no action taken despite complaints. Owned by a local who lets it roam the streets instead of taking it for exercise. Last I heard it has been left with ARK by the owner's father.


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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 11:50:47 »
Skala has lost two more pine trees, this time cut down by the municipality to enable road widening outside the primary school. All part of the new one-way system around Skala.

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 11:55:56 »
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Wild bison return to UK for first time in thousands of years
The gentle giants released in Kent should transform a commercial pine forest into a vibrant natural woodland

Early on Monday morning, three gentle giants wandered out of a corral in the Kent countryside to become the first wild bison to roam in Britain for thousands of years.

The aim is for the animals’ natural behaviour to transform a dense commercial pine forest into a vibrant natural woodland. Their taste for bark will kill some trees and their bulk will open up trails, letting light spill on to the forest floor, while their love of rolling around in dust baths will create more open ground. All this should allow new plants, insects, lizards, birds and bats to thrive.

The Wilder Blean project, near Canterbury, is an experiment to see how well the bison can act as natural “ecosystem engineers” and restore wildlife. The UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/18/wild-bison-return-to-uk-for-first-time-in-thousands-of-years

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 11:59:39 »
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Cats rescued from wildfires at higher risk of deadly blood clots, scientists warn
‘Findings may open new doors to looking at how wildfires impact cardiovascular health in humans’

Cats rescued in California wildfires that suffered burns and smoke inhalation are at risk of forming deadly blood clots, a new study finds.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, say their new findings could change the standard of care that cats rescued from wildfires receive, and hopefully save more lives.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/cats-wildfire-bloot-clot-risk-b2125416.html

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 12:03:14 »
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54-year-old British found dead on the sunbed in Crete

According to a report from cretapost, the 54-year-old British tourist was enjoying the sun and the sea while lying on the sunbed on an organized beach in the area of ​​Stalida.

However, sunbathers noticed the man remained still for a long time and notified the ambulance services.
https://en.protothema.gr/54-year-old-british-found-dead-on-the-sunbed-in-crete/

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 14:05:04 »
Quite likely the hottest day of the year in the UK and Film4 is showing...White Christmas  :wacko:

(Starting 13:25 on same channel there's a cracking film: Stalag 17)

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 14:08:37 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 14:13:45 »
Two patients transferred from Argostoli hospital to Patras via Kef airport, by air ambulance earlier today.

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #10 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 14:28:32 »
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Tory leadership TV debate shelved amid infighting concerns

The next live TV Tory leadership debate has been cancelled, after host Sky News said Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss declined to take part.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62206727

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 14:36:33 »
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Tory police boss banned from driving after breaking speed limit five times
Caroline Henry had vowed to crack down on speeding during her time as Nottinghamshire PCC
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/18/tory-police-boss-banned-driving-breaking-speed-limit-five-times-caroline-henry

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #12 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 14:41:53 »
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I grew up where Liz Truss did, attended the same school. She’s not telling you the truth
What does it say about the foreign secretary that she is so prepared to misrepresent her education and denigrate those who helped her?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/18/liz-truss-roundhay-school-foreign-secretary-education

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #13 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 14:45:22 »
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Solar storm about to strike Earth in a ‘direct hit’
GPS, radio signals, and satellites could be disrupted despite the storm being ‘minor’
https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/solar-storm-strike-earth-sun-b2125481.html

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #14 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 14:56:09 »
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Tourism for All: 200,000 Greeks to Get a Subsidy for a Domestic Vacation

The online platform for the annual “Tourism for All” subsidy program for domestic holidays launched on Saturday, according to an announcement by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Fully revamped, the platform is available on vouchers.gov.gr and offers a subsidy for the holidays of 200,000 lower income Greeks and their families.

Through the revamped scheme, beneficiaries will be able to issue an e-voucher, which they can use for their stay at any hotel or accommodation in the country that they choose.

Beneficiaries of the “Tourism for All” program are citizens with an individual income of up to 16,000 euros and a family income of up to 28,000 euros, an amount that is increased for each child.

Eligible parties can sign up to the “Tourism for All” program through vouchers.gov.gr by using their Taxisnet codes until Thursday, July 21. Applications can also be made through the KEP citizens’ service centers.
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/07/16/tourism-for-all-200000-greeks-get-subsidy-domestic-vacation/


https://vouchers.gov.gr/tourism4all

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #15 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 15:08:33 »
Appears to be a Jet2 'plane stuck at Kef airport since last night due to malfunction that can't be fixed locally, awaiting technicians from UK.

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #16 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 17:08:18 »
The Mama Joe, an Italian flagged yacht with one foreign national on board, had to be towed into Sami this morning after getting into difficulties in the Kefalonia-Ithaka strait. Confined to port untll re-certified seaworthy.

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #17 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 17:10:35 »
Body of a 75 y-o Greek female recovered from the sea this morning at Mandra beach, Abdera.

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #18 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 19:32:13 »
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Luton Airport flights suspended as heat affects runway

Flights have been suspended at London Luton Airport due to a "surface defect" on its runway, caused by high temperatures.

The airport said repairs were under way, but all flights had been affected.

The Met Office has issued a red extreme heat warning on Monday and Tuesday in much of England, with temperatures set to hit 41C (106F).

The airport said it hoped to "resume operations as soon as possible" and apologised to passengers.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-62212385

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« Reply #19 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 19:44:36 »
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UK heatwave: Four people die while open water swimming

A 13-year-old boy has died after going missing in a river, with emergency services making urgent appeals for people to stay out of dangerous waterways and reservoirs.

The death of the teenager at Ovingham, Northumberland, is one of a number of fatalities in water-related incidents during the heatwave, including a 16-year-old boy at Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, another 16-year-old boy near Maidenhead, Berkshire, and a 50-year-old man in a reservoir near Leeds.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/18/uk-heatwave-emergency-services-issue-urgent-warning-three-die/

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #20 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 21:00:01 »
Rural doctor service available between 10:00-13:00 tomorrow, Tuesday, 19 July in Svoronata. Mask and social distancing likely to be required.

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #21 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 21:08:20 »
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Penny Mordaunt's false Brexit claim about Turkey
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/62185058

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Re: 18/07/22
« Reply #22 on: Monday, 18 July, 2022 @ 23:40:12 »
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Bruce Dickinson loses temper with fan for lighting flare at Iron Maiden show in Greece
https://www.loudersound.com/news/bruce-dickinson-fan-flare

Warning: Lots of naughty words.