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23/07/22
« on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 02:38:54 »
Kef fire risk 23/07/22: High

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8811 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0505 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1349 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9519 €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
Sat 23/07   32°/24°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sun 24/07   33°/24°   22 km/h   05%   Sunny
Mon 25/07   32°/23°   19 km/h   05%   Sunny
Tue 26/07   32°/23°   15 km/h   08%   Sunny
Wed 27/07   32°/23°   19 km/h   10%   Sunny
Thu 28/07   32°/24°   19 km/h   08%   Sunny
Fri 29/07   33°/25°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 30/07   33°/24°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sun 31/07   32°/23°   18 km/h   03%   Sunny
Mon 01/08   30°/23°   22 km/h   04%   Sunny


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Re: 23/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 02:42:20 »
Body of a 65 y-o Greek female recovered yesterday afternoon from Batsi beach, Andros.

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Re: 23/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 02:49:05 »
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Boris Johnson ‘believes he’ll be back as prime minister next year’
In a well-sourced post on social media, former aide Tim Montgomerie says ‘Boris is telling aides that he’ll be PM again’

The worry now will be that if more MPs come out in support of the campaign to bring back Mr Johnson it will undermine the leadership contest between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/07/22/boris-johnson-believes-back-prime-minister-next-year/

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Re: 23/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 02:54:32 »
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Truss vows to scrap remaining EU laws by end of 2023 risking ‘bonfire of rights’

Hundreds of laws covering employment and environmental protections could disappear overnight if Liz Truss becomes prime minister after she promised to scrap all remaining EU regulations by the end of 2023.

Despite warnings about the scale and complexity of the task, Truss launched her leadership runoff campaign by promising a “sunset” for all EU-derived laws within 15 months.

Experts and union leaders said Truss’s proposals would be hugely difficult to achieve in the context of civil service cuts, with warnings it could end up becoming a “bonfire of rights”.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/22/bonfire-of-rights-truss-vows-to-scrap-remaining-eu-laws-by-end-2023

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Re: 23/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 12:46:41 »
Body of an unidentified 5' 9" tall male wearing a blue T-shirt and "colourful" shorts was discovered in an advanced state of putrefaction yesterday afternoon on Analipsis beach, Messinia.

Body of an 82 y-o foreign male recovered from the sea yesterday afternoon at Proikos, Patmos.

Search continuing for a 44 y-o swimmer missing since yesterday afternoon off Fragokastello beach, Sfakion, Crete.



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Re: 23/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 12:53:57 »
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Greece: The lager louts are back in Zakynthos

After a two-year hiatus because of COVID, party tourists are flocking back to the island of Zakynthos in droves. Although Greece is desperate for tourism, locals and some officials feel it's time for more control.
https://www.dw.com/en/greece-the-lager-louts-are-back-in-zakynthos/a-62433081

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Re: 23/07/22
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 13:15:30 »
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‘Apodixi please’ campaign encourages tourists to demand receipts

Tourists are the target of a new campaign by the Independent Public Revenue Authority (AADE) that encourages tourists to demand a receipt before paying for goods

The “Apodixi please” (Receipt, please!) campaign is backed up by a YouTube video and banners in airports as well as a web page.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1189750/apodixi-please-campaign-encourages-tourists-to-demand-receipts/



https://youtu.be/ht11Uax9Hh8?t=1

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Re: 23/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 14:11:02 »
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Rishi Sunak vows to put UK on ‘crisis footing’ if he becomes PM

Rishi Sunak has said he would put the UK on a “crisis footing” from his first day as prime minister.

In a speech in Grantham on Saturday, the Lincolnshire home town of Margaret Thatcher, Sunak will try to move on the debate from tax cuts to the NHS by pledging to put the health service on a “war footing” with a vaccines-style taskforce set up to drive down the “emergency” of “massive backlogs”.

Warning against “privatisation by the back door”, he will announce plans to eliminate one-year NHS waiting times six months earlier than planned by September 2024, and to get overall numbers falling by next year.

“Waiting times for everything from major surgery to a visit to the GP are at record levels. Millions of people are waiting for life-saving cancer screening, major surgeries and consultations,” he will say.

“People shouldn’t have to make a choice with a gun to their head. If we do not immediately set in train a radically different approach, the NHS will come under unsustainable pressure and break.”
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/23/rishi-sunak-vows-uk-crisis-footing-becomes-pm

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Re: 23/07/22
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 14:13:13 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef again tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 23/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 17:15:02 »
Body of a 75 y-o Greek female recovered yesterday noon from the sea at Psakoudion, Halkidiki.

Body of a 66 y-o Greek female recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea at Keros, Limnos.

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Re: 23/07/22
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 17:34:20 »
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Tourist resort evacuated as Lesbos wildfire destroys homes

Tourists and residents were evacuated on Saturday from a popular resort on the Greek island of Lesbos as a wildfire destroyed homes in the beachside village of Vatera.

Firefighters deployed seven planes and a helicopter to fight the surging blaze, with reinforcements expected to arrive from northern Greece.

West Lesbos mayor Taxiarchis Verros ordered the evacuation of the busy beach resort as a precautionary measure, acting on the advice of the fire brigade, Athens News Agency reported.

He did not provide figures on how many were evacuated but there were several buses and small boats to take people away.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/07/23/tourist-resort-evacuated-lesbos-wildfire-destroys-homes/

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Re: 23/07/22
« Reply #11 on: Saturday, 23 July, 2022 @ 17:39:22 »
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Monkeypox: World Health Organisation declares global heath emergency

The monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries has been declared a “global health emergency” by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued the declartion despite a lack of consensus among members of the organisation’s emergency committee.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/monkeypox-global-health-emergency-who-b2129733.html