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24/07/22
« on: Sunday, 24 July, 2022 @ 03:24:56 »
Kef fire risk 24/07/22: 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
Sun 24/07   33°/23°   22 km/h   01%   Sunny
Mon 25/07   32°/23°   20 km/h   05%   Sunny
Tue 26/07   32°/23°   14 km/h   08%   Sunny
Wed 27/07   32°/23°   18 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 28/07   32°/25°   19 km/h   08%   Sunny
Fri 29/07   34°/25°   18 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sat 30/07   33°/24°   19 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sun 31/07   32°/23°   17 km/h   03%   Sunny
Mon 01/08   31°/22°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny
Tue 02/08   31°/22°   21 km/h   05%   Sunny


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Re: 24/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 24 July, 2022 @ 03:34:45 »

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Re: 24/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 24 July, 2022 @ 13:29:25 »
Collision on odos Antoni Tritsi in Argostoli yesterday evening when a car driven by a 57 y-o local hit a motorbike driven by a 27 y-o tourist, as a result the 26 y-o m/c passenger was taken to Argostoli hospital for treatment to injuries and observation.

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Re: 24/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 24 July, 2022 @ 13:37:53 »
Body of a 51 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday morning at a depth of 10m in the sea at Akrotirio Doukatou, Levkas.

Body of an 80 y-o Greek male recovered noon yesterday from the beach at Krioneri, Messolonghi.

Body of a 68 y-o Greek male recovered noon yesterday from the beach of Tyrou, South Kynouria.

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Re: 24/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 24 July, 2022 @ 13:53:06 »
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How do sea turtles navigate?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-62270938

Three minute BBC video clip

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Re: 24/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 24 July, 2022 @ 17:52:17 »
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Liz Truss blames Dover gridlock on French authorities

Liz Truss has blamed French authorities as the reason for the ongoing chaos at Dover port, and denies Brexit has anything to do with it.

Queues have been long and slow for a number of days.

“The fact is that the French authorities have not put enough people on the border, and I’m in touch with the French authorities,” she said during a campaign rally in Kent.

“I’m very clear that we need to see action from them to resolve the terrible situation that people are facing.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/liz-truss-dover-gridlock-france-b2130018.html


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British Ports Association denies Liz Truss' claim Brexit isn't causing Dover chaos

Mark Simmonds, director of policy at the British Ports Association has said Brexit is responsible for delays at Dover, just hours after Liz Truss blamed the French authorities.

Extra post-Brexit border checks have seen travellers and truckers waiting up to 18 hours.

"There's a harder border than there was before," Simmonds says. "We've been saying for years that extra checks would have an impact on capacity at certain ports.”

He did however add that returning traffic shouldn't experience delays.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/british-ports-association-dover-delays-b2130085.html


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‘Brexit to blame’ for travel gridlock at Dover, union says

This weekend’s traffic chaos in Dover is a “predictable” consequence of Brexit as France “takes back control” of its border, an immigration union chief has said.

Immigration Services Union general secretary Lucy Moreton said that disruption of this kind was only to be expected following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that Brexit meant French checks on UK travellers had been stepped up from the “minimal” controls familiar from the EU period.

“It’s certainly the case that the checks are more rigorous than they used to be prior to Brexit,” she said. “We’re now of course outside the EU, and they’re entitled to treat us as they treat any other non-European traveller. So they do the same level of checks on us as we do - and have always done in fact - on them.”

Ms Moreton added: “This isn’t our border that we’ve taken back control of. In fact, France has taken back control of its border in this respect.

“This is democracy. There was a vote. Some people voted for it. Some people voted against it. This is one of the outcomes that was reasonably predictable. And this is the time that it’s chosen to bite.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dover-travel-gridlock-brexit-border-b2129615.html

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Re: 24/07/22
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Re: 24/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 24 July, 2022 @ 20:22:32 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef again tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 24/07/22
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 24 July, 2022 @ 20:34:47 »
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Chess robot breaks seven-year-old boy's finger during Moscow Open

A robot broke a seven-year-old boy's finger during a chess match in Moscow last week, Russian news outlets report.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62286017

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Re: 24/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, 24 July, 2022 @ 20:45:51 »
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Charge patients for hospital stays to help fund NHS, says report

Patients would be charged £8 a day when in hospital under proposals from a former health service boss to raise more money for the NHS.

Prof Stephen Smith is also urging ministers to bring in charges of £4 to £8 to help cover the costs of medical equipment that patients need, such as hearing aids and walking devices.

People over 60 should also start paying for their prescriptions, to help raise more revenue for an underfunded NHS that is under “unsustainable” pressure from rising demand, said Smith.

Rising public dissatisfaction with the health service and patients’ unprecedented waits for GP care, ambulances and routine operations mean ministers need to urgently instigate a review of how the NHS is funded, which should include the creation of “co-payments” for some services.

However, Dr John Puntis, the co-chair of the campaign group Keep Our NHS Public, accused Smith of advancing “harebrained ideas” and “zombie policies” which would end the basis on which the service has operated since its creation in 1948, including that it is paid for by general taxation.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/24/charge-patients-for-hospital-stays-to-help-fund-nhs-says-report