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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 04/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 15:17:03 »
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Tourist dies after falling off iconic Acropolis rock

A young woman identified only as a tourist died on Tuesday after falling off the outcrop of the Areopagus rock, northwest of the Acropolis. State broadcaster ERT said she was 30 years old.

Police are investigating the incident, though it is thought that she lost her footing while trying to take a photograph at the iconic location, which is a popular hangout and photo-op spot among tourists and locals alike.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1194804/tourist-dies-after-falling-off-iconic-acropolis-rock/
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 04/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 15:15:35 »
Heating oil (aka diesel) available from 15/10/22 at a price of 1.60€ / litre - that's probably the Athens price, slightly more on Kef.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 04/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 15:06:52 »
Three men rescued off the west coast of Kefalonia recently have been arrested in Igoumenitsa on charges of being people traffickers.
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 03:58:47 »
Magnitude   ML 3.1
Region   IONIAN SEA
Date time   2022-10-03 21:54:16.4 UTC
Location   37.88 N ; 20.24 E
Depth   2 km
Distances   137 km WSW of Pátra, Greece / pop: 168,000 / local time: 00:54:16.4 2022-10-04
40 km SSW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,800 / local time: 00:54:16.4 2022-10-04
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=1175398
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 04/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 03:56:43 »
Body of a 68 y-o Greek male recovered midday yesterday from the sea at Falassarna, ​​Kasteli Kissamos, Crete.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / 04/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 03:53:46 »
Kef fire risk 04/10/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8968 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0057 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1151 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9943 €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 04/10   25°/18°   15 km/h   02%   Sunny
Wed 05/10   24°/17°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Thu 06/10   24°/17°   19 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Fri 07/10   25°/18°   16 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sat 08/10   25°/18°   17 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud
Sun 09/10   24°/18°   15 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud
Mon 10/10   24°/18°   13 km/h   17%   Mostly sunny
Tue 11/10   24°/18°   14 km/h   33%   Isolated thunderstorms possible
Wed 12/10   24°/17°   13 km/h   34%   Isolated thunderstorms possible
Thu 13/10   24°/18°   16 km/h   34%   Showers possible

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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 03/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 22:20:00 »
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Woman aged in her 60s killed after being attacked by dogs inside Kirkdale house

A woman has been killed after she was attacked by dogs inside a Liverpool house, police say.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-10-03/woman-killed-after-being-attacked-by-dogs-inside-liverpool-house
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 03/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 17:35:55 »
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Disabled woman left stranded on tarmac after plane takes off without her
Shocked passenger watched flight take off after arriving on shuttle lift

A disabled passenger was left stranded on the tarmac at Newcastle Airport after the plane she was about to board took off without her.

Margaret Harrop, 76, and her husband John were due to fly out to Alicante, Spain on Ryanair flight FR4080 on Wednesday 28 September.

But as the couple were about to board, they noticed their luggage was being removed from the aircraft - and it was about to take off.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/disabled-woman-ryanair-flight-newcastle-b2191396.html
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 03/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 17:31:17 »
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‘Ordinary’ Chinese vase valued at €2,000 sells for almost €8m after bidding war

Tianqiuping-style porcelain sells for nearly 4,000 times its estimated value after buyers are convinced it is a rare artefact
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/03/chinese-vase-8m-euro-bidding-war-tianqiuping
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 03/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 17:27:13 »
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Shorter chips on the menu as lack of rain stunts potatoes

Shoppers told to expect smaller and more blemished potatoes on supermarket shelves
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/10/03/shorter-chips-menu-lack-rain-stunts-potatoes/

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