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19/07/22
« on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 02:46:55 »
Kef fire risk 19/07/22: High

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8725 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0435 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1461 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9583 €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

Tue 19/07   30°/22°   16 km/h   01%   Sunny
Wed 20/07   31°/23°   21 km/h   01%   Sunny
Thu 21/07   31°/23°   21 km/h   05%   Sunny
Fri 22/07   32°/23°   18 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 23/07   32°/24°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 24/07   32°/23°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Mon 25/07   32°/23°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Tue 26/07   31°/22°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny
Wed 27/07   31°/23°   17 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 28/07   32°/23°   20 km/h   05%   Sunny

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Re: 19/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 02:49:43 »
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UK set to have world's biggest automated drone superhighway
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Re: 19/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 11:57:34 »
Body of a 71 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea at Neraki, Nea Perama.

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Re: 19/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 12:53:46 »
Seems that Liz Truss' claims that the failing school she attended made her a right-wing Tory owe more to Boris Johnson's land of lies than her own reality:

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I went to Liz Truss’s school – the children even bullied the teachers
While others may defend Roundhay, I too was a pupil there and the experience left me with mixed feelings
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/18/went-liz-trusss-school-children-even-bullied-teachers/

Article's behind a paywall, read it all on 12ft.io

Sounds pretty much like the school I attended: a few inspiring masters, a few who taught to the brightest in class and ignored the rest, some who were pretty decent but couldn't control a class of kids... that was fun!

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Re: 19/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 13:50:15 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 19/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 15:12:21 »
Provisional results from the 2021 Greek census show the population of Kefalonia fell from 35,801 in 2011 to 34,924 in 2021, a decrease of 2.4%.

In particular,

Municipality of Argostoli (including Skala, Poros, etc) population decreased by 3.5%, from 23,499 in 2011 to 22,673 in 2021.
Municipality of Sami population increased by 5.9% from 5,204 in 2011 to 5,511 in 2021.
Municipality of Lixouri population decreased by 1.0%, from 7,098 in 2011 to 7,025 in 2021.
Municipality of Ithaca registered the biggest population decrease, from 3,231 in 2011 to 2,774 in 2021, a drop of 14.1%.

During the same period the population of Corfu dropped by 4.3% and Zakynthos by 0.6%.

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Re: 19/07/22
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 15:17:44 »
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Re: 19/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 17:20:51 »
Just had a look at the local forecast on weather.com, drops from 39C today to 24C tomorrow and 20C on Friday, then rises to28C Sunday before dropping to mid twenties next week.

If you think it's hot in the UK... Kef's like this for about two months or more.

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Re: 19/07/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 18:58:39 »
In the period 11/07-17/07/22 there were 688 recorded cases of coronavirus on Kefalonia, 84 on Ithaka. eody.gov.gr

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Re: 19/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 19:03:45 »
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Royal Mail workers to go on strike over pay

Any strike dates are yet to be decided but the CWU said if a walk out goes ahead, it could amount to the biggest ever action taken by its members.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62219565

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Re: 19/07/22
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 19:06:36 »
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Public sector wages: What pay rise will teachers, doctors, nurses and police get?

Unions are furious after hundreds of thousands of public sector workers were offered a pay increase which fails to keep up with the crippling cost of living.

Inflation is running at just over 9% and expected to rise further but most employed in the public sector will receive an increase well below that rate.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-07-19/public-sector-pay-what-rise-will-teachers-doctors-nurses-and-police-get

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Re: 19/07/22
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Anti-Corbyn Labour officials covertly diverted election funds away from winnable seats, Forde report finds
Long-awaited Forde Inquiry finds evidence of ‘straightforward attempts’ to hinder Labour leadership
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/forde-report-labour-jeremy-corbyn-2017-election-b2126500.html


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Re: 19/07/22
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 @ 19:30:19 »
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UK weather news – live: Heatwave fires consume parks and houses on brutal 40C day

Multiple fires are tearing through the south of England as the UK recorded a temperature above 40C for the first time in history, causing schools to shut down and leaving the transport system in disarray due to the extreme heat.

Major fires have broken out in London, Kent and Cornwall, as hundreds of firefighters desperately try to extinguish the blazes amid very dry and stifling conditions.

The UK’s new record breaking temperature, 40.3 C, was recorded today at Coningsby in Lincolnshire. It was a slight increase on the previous record of 40.2C set today at London Heathrow.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/heatwave-uk-weather-forecast-today-met-office-b2126158.html


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Wennington fire: Street goes up in flames as 40C heatwave scorches Britain
Around 100 firefighters battle major blaze in Essex village as homes and gardens are destroyed

Fifteen fire crews are battling a major blaze in Wennington, Essex that has destroyed at least two houses.

Aerial photos show homes totally gutted and engulfed by flames. Smoke can be seen billowing over the Thames.

As the heatwave brings record temperatures, the fire appears to have started on nearby shrubland before ripping through homes and gardens.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/19/london-fire-wennington-dartford-upminster-green-uk-heatwave-summer/