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02/08/22
« on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 02:45:12 »
Kef fire risk 02/08/22: High

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8621 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0540 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1600 €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
Tue 02/08   31°/23°   16 km/h   24%   Sunny
Wed 03/08   31°/24°   18 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 04/08   32°/24°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Fri 05/08   32°/23°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 06/08   32°/24°   21 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sun 07/08   32°/24°   17 km/h   14%   Sunny
Mon 08/08   32°/24°   20 km/h   14%   Sunny
Tue 09/08   31°/23°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny
Wed 10/08   31°/23°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny
Thu 11/08   31°/22°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny


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Re: 02/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 02:48:44 »
Body of a 75 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday morning from the sea at Livadi, Astypalaia.

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Re: 02/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 03:07:47 »
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece, will be on an official visit to Kefalonia today, scheduled to arrive at 09:30. Due to take refreshments at the Kafepoleion in Krania, visit the hospital and take a walk-about in Argostoli before more refreshments at the old Platanos coffee shop on the plateia, now known as Entree. Next stop is the town hall for meetings with the Regional Governor and the mayors of Kefalonia and Ithaka. Among the issues to be discussed during his visit are the Poros-Argostoli road improvements, the hospital, and restoration of the archaeological museum. In the afternoon Mitsotakis will visit Lixouri and the Yyperion association for the needy. Time permitting he will then visit Agia Efimia before returning to Athens.

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Re: 02/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 03:12:31 »
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Greece to erect bust of Vietnamese revolutionary Ho Chi Minh

Greece will erect a bust honoring Vietnamese communist revolutionary and statesman Ho Chi Minh, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias announced on Monday from the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, where is he is on an official visit.

“Let me tell you a little-known fact about the two countries. President Ho Chi Minh, the founder of Vietnam, fought on the Macedonian Front from 1916 to 1917 while serving in the French army,” he told reporters. “We, therefore, agreed that a bust of him should be erected in Edessa to highlight this fact,” he continued.

The two ministers also agreed that the ashes of Kostas Sarantidis (1927-2021), a Greek soldier who fought with the Vietnamese resistance during the First Indochina War, be transferred to Vietnam.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1190347/greece-to-erect-bust-of-vietnamese-revolutionary-ho-chi-minh/

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 03:15:19 »
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Man sentenced over 'abhorrent' animal abuse after attacking fox with garden fork

O’Shea was sentenced on Monday for hunting a wild mammal with dogs, under the Hunting Act, and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, under the Animal Welfare Act. Magistrates in Chelmsford told him he would be sent to prison for 18 weeks, however his sentence would be suspended for a year.

The attack on the fox last December in Pattiswick was prolonged. Experts said it was caused unnecessary suffering, mental fear and terror.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-08-01/man-sentenced-over-abhorrent-animal-abuse-in-attack-on-fox-with-garden-fork

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 03:20:11 »
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Greece to Switch Off Floodlit Monuments Earlier to Save Energy

Greece will switch off floodlit monuments earlier as part of an EU-wide drive to reduce energy reliance on Russia and burn fifteen percent less gas this winter, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said on Sunday.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/01/greece-switch-off-floodlit-monuments-energy-crisis/

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 03:27:22 »
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Wildfires are wiping out one of Greece's major export products

Wildfires in Greece are impacting not just humans but the bees that make pine honey, a major export. As extreme weather rages, the country is increasing funding available to battle the flames and bringing in firefighters from around Europe.
https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/08/01/greece-climate-change-wildfires-bee-keeper-giokos

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Re: 02/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 17:37:17 »
Rural doctor service operating in Vlakhata between 10:00-13:00 tomorrow, Wednesday, 3 August. Face masks and social distancing required.
 

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Re: 02/08/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 17:54:07 »
The old back road between Vlakhata - Agios Gerasimos has been re-surfaced, should be an easier drive now.

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Re: 02/08/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 18:02:15 »
484 cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kef in period 25-31 July, 47 on Ithaka: eody.gov.gr

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 18:08:47 »
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Hand hygiene rules flouted at Greek hospitals

According to data collected concerning infections at 10 large hospitals in Greece, only one in three doctors and nurses apply hand hygiene rules – using antiseptic – before patient contact and less than half do the same before any aseptic procedure in patient handling.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1190356/hand-hygiene-rules-flouted-at-greek-hospitals/

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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 18:21:01 »
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Swimmer ‘attacked by shark’ while snorkelling off Cornwall coast

A swimmer has been bitten by a shark in an extremely rare attack off the British coast.

The victim, reportedly a woman, was snorkeling in water around Cornwall when the attack happened.

Authorities said they are believed to have suffered a leg injury from a suspected shark bite.

The incident took place last Thursday off the coast near Penzance.

Shark attacks are incredibly rare in the UK. Only a handful of other shark attacks are thought to have taken place in the UK since the 1800s, according to a database.

The Shark Trust charity says there are only a few types of sharks that could be dangerous to humans and claims none have ever been reported in British waters.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/shark-attack-cornwall-woman-snorkelling-b2136547.html

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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 19:07:52 »
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Difficult and testing winter lies ahead, says gov’t spokesman

Noting that the “serious problems” created by the war in Ukraine will affect both energy sufficiency and prices, the government said on Monday that it has drafted plans to shield Greece from the effects of the crisis.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1190358/difficult-and-testing-winter-lies-ahead-says-govt-spokesman/

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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 19:14:39 »
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Woman accused of killing her eldest 9-year-old daughter charged with murdering her two younger daughters too

Two Athens public prosecutors on Monday added two murder charges to those already faced by 33-year-old Roula Pispirigou, who stands accused of killing her nine-year-old daughter Georgina.

Strong evidence emerged, according to the prosecution, that mother-of-three Roula Pispirigou -who is remanded since April for the killing of her eldest daughter Georgina- took the lives of her two youngest children, three-year-old Malena and six-month-old Iris.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/665285/Woman-accused-of-killing-her-eldest-9-year-old-daughter-charged-with-murdering-her-two-younger-daughters-too

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Re: 02/08/22
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 19:20:59 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 19:42:45 »
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Truss to restore the £21bn pension promise Rishi Sunak broke
Leadership contender would restore the manifesto pledge that Rishi Sunak suspended

Liz Truss will uphold the state pension triple-lock in a spending commitment that will cost taxpayers £21bn over three years.

The Tory leadership contender will honour the Conservative 2019 manifesto commitment as Prime Minister, the Telegraph understands.

Rival candidate and former Chancellor Rishi Sunak suspended the pledge in a move that left pensioners with a 3.1pc pay rise while inflation rocketed to more than 9pc.

The lock – a key Conservative Party policy – ensures that state pensions rise by the highest of inflation, wage growth or 2.5pc each year. 

The commitment to restore and protect the triple-lock in a period of high inflation will cost taxpayers an extra £21bn until the next general election, calculations by broker Interactive Investor show.

Next year's triple-lock rise would cost taxpayers £865 per pensioner, Interactive Investor said. With 12.4 million retirees in the UK, this would total around £10.7bn.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/liz-truss-honour-triple-lock-state-pension-promise-cost-21bn/

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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, 02 August, 2022 @ 19:48:31 »
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Liz Truss U-turns on public sector pay plan after backlash

Liz Truss has abandoned a plan to bring in regional pay boards less than 48 hours after announcing it, following warnings the move would lead to salary cuts for public sector workers.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/08/02/liz-truss-ditches-public-sector-pay-plan-amid-backlash