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31/05/22
« on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 02:58:47 »
Five new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, none on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8771 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.1087 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1401 €UR
$1 USD = 0.902 €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 31/05   27°/19°   12 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud
Wed 01/06   28°/20°   14 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 02/06   29°/22°   17 km/h   08%   Sunny
Fri 03/06   30°/22°   18 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 04/06   31°/22°   18 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny
Sun 05/06   31°/21°   16 km/h   07%   Sunny
Mon 06/06   31°/21°   15 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Tue 07/06   29°/20°   16 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny
Wed 08/06   27°/20°   18 km/h   14%   Mostly sunny
Thu 09/06   27°/19°   20 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny



Edit: date corrected

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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 03:20:04 »


Image constructed from photos of people - ordinary people - who didn't break the law

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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 03:27:50 »
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Scottish islands are offering £50k in welcome money to families that move there

Speaking with The Times, Alasdair Allan, the SNP MSP for the Western Isles, said that “depopulation” is one of the largest threats to their “island communities.”
https://www.indy100.com/news/scottish-islands-families-50k-uk


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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 03:58:57 »
01 January - 31 May, 2022 = 151 days

  266 Mass shootings
  313 killed
1087 injured

In the USA

https://www.massshootingtracker.site/data/?year=2022


Edit: List of shootings

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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 12:50:56 »
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Family's TUI flight from Manchester Airport to Greek island delayed by TWO days

A family who had booked a much-needed short break in the sun to Kefalonia were among those hit by yet more flight chaos over the weekend - and had their trip delayed by TWO days.

Instead of jetting off at 4.46pm on Sunday (May 29), the gutted family have been told they will not actually be leaving until 6am on Tuesday (May 31), cutting their already short trip down even further to just three days.
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/families-tui-flight-greek-island-24105811

Hopefully they arrived this morning.


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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 13:06:15 »
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Tourists Can Afford to Visit Greece, But Many Greeks Can’t

While Greece is already nearly overflowing with tourists kept away during the COVID-19 lockdown years, many Greeks hit with near-record inflation and price hikes can’t afford to take vacations in their own country.

Taking a domestic holiday in Greece costs some 30 percent more than it did in 2019, the year before the pandemic hit, said Kathimerini, citing an unnamed tourism official.

That was based on soaring prices for accommodations with demand spiking, American airlines adding more direct flights and people pouring in from across the world, eager to have fun again although COVID is still around.

Between jumping prices and limited availability of rooms, more Greeks are deciding to spend their summer time off at their villages or hometowns or staycations in their own residences – or even going abroad which could be cheaper.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/tourists-can-afford-to-visit-greece-but-many-greeks-cant/

Hm, one of the reasons Brits go to Greece... or Spain, or.......



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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 13:15:37 »
Low risk of wild fire on Kef & Ithaka tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr:


https://www.civilprotection.gr/el/imerisios-hartis-provlepsis-kindynoy-pyrkagias-01062022

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 13:19:54 »
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Australian helicopters arrive in Greece to help for third fire season

Six specialist fire fighting helicopters from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia have arrived in Greece for their third fire season.

The helicopters have been contracted by McDermott Aviation and will soon be joined in Greece by the company’s pilots and engineers.
https://greekherald.com.au/news/australian-helicopters-arrive-greece-help-third-fire-season/

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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 13:34:42 »


Stelios Zapantis, architect, owner of San Giorgio Hotel in Skala and brother of Kostas Zapantis, has sadly passed away


Edit: image added
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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 13:50:19 »
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Raving man wielding shotgun arrested outside Parliament
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1185656/raving-man-wielding-shotgun-arrested-outside-parliament/

That's the Vouli, not Westminster.


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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 14:38:09 »
Body of a female recovered yesterday from Soutrali beach, Magnesia, Volos area.

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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 15:06:18 »
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More flights cancelled ahead of Jubilee break

Holiday giant Tui is cancelling more flights as air passengers face ongoing disruption ahead of the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Tui will cancel six flights a day until the end of June, which it blamed on staff shortages at Manchester Airport.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61638567


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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 15:09:24 »
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Why you should never accept a Ryanair flight schedule change
If you agree to a change, your flight can be moved further – within a five-hour window of the accepted change – and you won’t get a refund
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advice/should-never-accept-ryanair-flight-schedule-change/

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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 15:16:37 »
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Petrol prices hit new record high of 173p a litre as EU bans Russian oil imports
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/petrol-prices-latest-russia-oil-b2090890.html


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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 15:41:56 »
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Mask to be lifted in Greece as of June 1

Masks will no longer be mandatory, barring certain exceptions, as of Wednesday after almost two years of the measure.

Until at least September 15, citizens will be able to enter all indoor areas without a mask, without the risk of being fined. Exceptions are healthcare facilities and nursing homes, as well as urban public transport (metro, electric railway, buses, trolleybuses and trams).
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1185611/mask-to-be-lifted-in-greece-as-of-june/

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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 15:44:53 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 8/1
eody.gov.gr

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« Reply #18 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 16:50:46 »
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See Nikolas Plytas run his dream line in a magical moonscape
In a new video, Water on the Moon, waterski and wakeboard pro Nikolas Plytas takes on a surreal playground of canyons, caves and tunnels in Greece. Here's how he did it.
https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/nikolas-plytas-wakeboarding-in-greece



https://youtu.be/bx2eP8YReFY?t=1


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Re: 31/05/22
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 18:38:36 »


Two PZL M-18 Dromader fire fighting 'planes arrived on Kef earlier today, on-call from 06:00 tomorrow, 01 June until end of fire season, usually 31 October.

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« Reply #20 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 18:53:50 »
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Passengers in tears and giving up on holiday as TUI cancels flight by text

After a four-hour delay to their flight, they were moved from one gate to another before a chorus on text tones suddenly filled the departure hall.

Their flight to Kefalonia in Greece had been cancelled, meaning they were left to wait two hours for their luggage to be returned to them before trudging outside where promised coaches never materialised.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/uk-ireland/passengers-tears-giving-up-holiday-27100487


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« Reply #21 on: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 @ 21:41:22 »
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Sir Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner receive police questionnaires over 'beergate' probe

ir Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have received questionnaires from Durham Constabulary, Labour has said, over an alleged breach of lockdown rules.

The force is investigating a gathering in the Durham office of Labour MP Mary Foy in April 2021, when most indoor socialising was banned.

Sir Keir was pictured through a window drinking a beer in the MP’s office after a day of campaigning for the local elections in Durham in April 2021.

Ms Rayner was also at the event, dubbed by some as “beergate” in the wake of the Downing Street “partygate” investigation into lockdown breaches.

Both the Labour leader and his deputy have said they will stand down if fined by police over the investigation - but the pair have insisted they are "confident" that no rules were broken.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-05-31/starmer-and-rayner-receive-police-questionnaires-over-alleged-gathering


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« Reply #23 on: Wednesday, 01 June, 2022 @ 00:09:25 »
A rural doctor will be available in Pessada between 10:00-12:30 tomorrow, Wednesday, 01 June.