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01/08/22
« on: Monday, 01 August, 2022 @ 02:40:50 »
Καλό μήνα

Kef fire risk 01/08/22: High

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8651 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0540 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1559 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9488 €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 01/08   31°/23°   16 km/h   07%   Sunny
Tue 02/08   31°/23°   17 km/h   19%   Sunny
Wed 03/08   32°/24°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Thu 04/08   32°/24°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny
Fri 05/08   32°/23°   21 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 06/08   32°/24°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 07/08   32°/23°   21 km/h   07%   Sunny
Mon 08/08   31°/23°   18 km/h   04%   Sunny
Tue 09/08   31°/23°   20 km/h   04%   Sunny
Wed 10/08   31°/22°   21 km/h   04%   Sunny


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Re: 01/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 01 August, 2022 @ 02:46:29 »
Body of a 48 y-o Greek male recovered from the sea yesterday afternoon at Lygia beach, Preveza,

Body of an 85 y-o Greek male recovered from the sea yesterday afternoon at Artemida, Attica.

Dead turtle discovered yesterday in the Trito Limanaki Daskaleiou harbour, Lavrio.

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Re: 01/08/22
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Re: 01/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 01 August, 2022 @ 14:12:55 »
Over on Zakynthos a 51 y-o male of Albanian origin has been arrested in the Keri area for knifing his 41 y-o wife to death following a domestic dispute. The couple have three children.

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Re: 01/08/22
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 01 August, 2022 @ 15:05:18 »
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What is a collective defined contribution scheme? New type of pension scheme launches in Britain
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-07-31/new-type-of-pension-scheme-launches-in-britain

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Re: 01/08/22
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 01 August, 2022 @ 18:49:17 »
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Girl in hospital after being shot by 11-year-old brother

A nine-year-old girl was being treated for arm injuries in a hospital in Patras after being accidentally shot by her 11-year-old brother in a village in western Corinthia on Monday.

The incident took place in the village of Zaholi. Police said the boy took a loaded hunting rifle that his grandfather had left unattended under a bed and shot his sister while playing.

The girl was transferred to a local health center and then to Karamandanio Childrens’ Hospital in Patras due to her injuries.

Police temporarily arrested the 74-year-old grandfather for keeping an unlicensed weapon and not storing it safely, and the 38-year-old father for child neglect.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1190336/girl-in-hospital-after-being-shot-by-11-year-old-brother/

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Re: 01/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 01 August, 2022 @ 19:08:14 »
Linux Mint 21 has just been released, more info on ghacks.net

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Re: 01/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 01 August, 2022 @ 21:05:14 »
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Trains cancelled due to ‘very large’ tortoise on tracks in Norfolk

A huge tortoise has caused “chaos” for rail passengers after finding its way on to train tracks in east England.

The injured reptile was discovered in Norfolk at around midday on Monday, near Harling Road station.

The tortoise forced trains to stop haring along the Breckland line, the region’s secondary railway route, which runs between Norwich and Cambridge.

Two trains were terminated early and one was delayed, according to rail operator Greater Anglia, which said services resumed shortly before 1:30pm.

One passenger travelling to Norwich, named Diane Akers, shared a photograph of the animal to Twitter just after midday, and said the animal was “still alive but in a bad way”.

It is not currently clear how the tortoise found its way onto the tracks, or what condition it is in after being relocated.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/trains-norfolk-tortoise-cancelled-b2135784.html

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Re: 01/08/22
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 01 August, 2022 @ 22:50:22 »
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Why the long face? Village in uproar as Patrick the pony mayor barred from pub
Officials from Torbay Council have decreed Patrick, recently proclaimed mayor of Cockington, Devon, is no longer allowed to visit his local

Why did the Devonian mayor have a long face? One answer is he found himself barred from his favourite pub; another is he’s a Shetland pony.

Less than a fortnight ago, Patrick, the four-year-old pony, made history after he was proclaimed mayor of Cockington following a lighthearted campaign by villagers.

But just a week later, celebrations were brought to an abrupt halt as officials from Torbay Council decreed Patrick was no longer allowed to visit the pub after a complaint was made.

For the past two years, Patrick, who works as a therapy pony visiting recovery groups, hospitals and mental health wards, has been a regular at the Grade II listed Drum Inn.

Such was his popularity in the Devonshire village, located in the heart of the English Riviera, that when the unofficial mayor of Cockington died, a petition was launched for Patrick to assume the role.

Hundreds of people signed the petition and he was awarded the title at a special ceremony in the village on July 23.

Now, however, the pony and his owners have been brought crashing down to earth as council enforcement officers told the pub they would need planning permission if Patrick wanted to continue grazing in the garden.

They say that the land needs to be reclassified from “pub garden” to “official grazing land”.

Torbay Conservative MP Kevin Foster, 43, described the council’s decision as “unbelievable”.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/01/why-long-face-village-uproar-patrick-pony-mayor-barred-pub/

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Re: 01/08/22
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 01 August, 2022 @ 23:24:16 »


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Roll, bap, bun? Britain's favourite term for its lunchtime loaf revealed
New maps reveal where 'cob' is king and 'barm cake' is in no man's land

The accent analysis, from researchers at Lancaster, York and New York universities, also probed the thorny issues of where the north-south divide in England is and what is the correct term for an evening meal.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/01/roll-bap-bun-britains-favourite-term-lunchtime-loaf-revealed/



Cob


No!


Tea (dinner's wot you eat at lunchtime)

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Re: 01/08/22
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 11:07:56 »
er...so when do you eat lunch Mike. At dinner time? 😉

FWIW, a Cob is a loaf of bread. You'd need some mouth to get your jaw round that if you were eating it like a roll.
But then again, looking at the demographics...
Taxi!
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