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08/06/22
« on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 03:24:32 »
Kef fire risk 08/06/22: Medium

Ten new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, one on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8793 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0982 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1373 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9106 €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
Wed 08/06   26°/20°   17 km/h   52%   Scattered thunderstorms probable
Thu 09/06   26°/20°   19 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Fri 10/06   25°/18°   22 km/h   77%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 11/06   26°/20°   20 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sun 12/06   27°/20°   19 km/h   24%   Sunny
Mon 13/06   28°/20°   16 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 14/06   28°/20°   17 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 15/06   29°/21°   16 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 16/06   29°/21°   16 km/h   07%   Sunny
Fri 17/06   29°/21°   18 km/h   10%   Sunny



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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 03:30:04 »
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157 Forest Fires Broke Out in Greece in Three Days

A total of 157 forest fires were recorded in Greece over the last three days with 54 of them breaking out in the last 24 hours, said Giannis Artopios, the Fire Brigade’s spokesperson, at a press briefing on Monday.

Due to a spell of rainy, stormy weather forecast for this week, the fire brigade is on high alert for intense lightning activity and electrical storms, which in many cases can spark forest fires.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/07/157-forest-fires-greece-three-days/


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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 03:34:10 »
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The graphs that reveal Boris Johnson’s economic track record of failure and broken promises
Our writers examine the economic ideas frequently touted, but rarely turned into policy, during almost three years in power
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/06/07/boris-johnsons-economic-pledges-prime-minister-promised-change/

That's in the pro Tory Telegraph, please note.



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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 14:06:49 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 15:47:45 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 11/1
eody.gov.gr

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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 16:56:51 »
Body of a 72 y-o foreign male recovered from the sea at Fragkokastelou, Sfakion (Crete) yesterday afternoon.

Body of a 85 y-o Greek female recovered from the sea at Nea  Flogita, Halkidiki, this morning.


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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 16:59:15 »
Ithaki coast guard this morning transferred two locals in need of urgent medical attention, one a 59 y-o and the other a 51 y-o, from Vathy to Sami.

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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 17:16:47 »

https://ktelkefalonias.gr/en/routes/athens-patra

:blink: Must be me... on Monday the schedule will be the same as Sunday, but on Sunday there's an extra bus... same as a usual Sunday?

And the extra bus from Athens... what happens when it gets to Argostoli - does it ever return to Athens?

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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 17:37:42 »


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World Oceans Day 2022: Date, theme, and how to get involved
The United Nations General Assembly declared June 8 World Oceans Day in 2008.

World Oceans Day is celebrated annually today, on June 8. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of the ocean and how we can treat it sustainably.

The United Nations says: “The ocean connects, sustains, and supports us all. Yet its health is at a tipping point and so is the well-being of all that depends on it.

“As the past years have shown us, we need to work together to create a new balance with the ocean that no longer depletes its bounty but instead restores its vibrancy and brings it new life.”

Find out everything you need to know about World Oceans Day below, including how to get involved.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/world-oceans-day-2022-date-theme-how-to-get-involved-b1004630.html


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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 17:46:12 »
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Tube strike: Fresh walkout announced on London Underground

RMT has confirmed 10,000 of its members are set to walk out on June 21 in major action that is expected to cause huge disruption across the Tube network
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/fresh-strike-action-announced-on-london-underground

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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 18:19:19 »


Allegedly possible routes of the proposed re-routed Argostoli-Poros road.

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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 18:24:19 »
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UK will not copy EU demand for common charging cable

The UK government says it is not "currently considering" copying European Union plans for a common charging cable.

The EU has provisionally agreed all new portable electronic devices must, by autumn 2024, use a USB Type-C charger, a move it says will benefit consumers.

Critics say it will stifle innovation.

Under the current post-Brexit arrangements, the regulation would apply to Northern Ireland, according to EU and UK officials.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-61720276


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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 19:06:59 »
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Has Boris Johnson met his pledges?
By Reality Check team

Mr Johnson has made a series of promises to voters since winning the 2019 election. Delivering on them has been made harder by the Covid pandemic, so how is he getting on?

Pledge: 50,000 more nurses and 6,000 more GPs

The Conservatives promised this for England by March 2025.

Latest figures show 321,018 full-time equivalent NHS nurses and health visitors in February 2022. That is up 24,295 since December 2019, leaving 25,705 posts to fill in the next three three years.

On GPs... an increase of 6,000 is a long way off and Health Secretary Sajid Javid has admitted: "I do not think we are on track".


Pledge: Build 40 new hospitals

This 2019 pledge is to be met "over the next 10 years". Another eight hospitals have been added to this target but have not yet been announced.

In December 2021, analysis by BBC Reality Check and the Nuffield Trust, found that of the 40 hospital projects announced by the government:

    22 are rebuilding projects
    12 are new wings within existing hospitals
    three involve rebuilding non-urgent care hospitals
    three are entirely new hospitals


Pledge: 20,000 more police

The Conservatives promised this for England and Wales by March 2023.

Latest figures, up to 31 March 2022, show an extra 13,576 police officers recruited. That means the government is two-thirds of the way there with one year to go.

But that rise still hasn't made up for police numbers falling by 20,545 between March 2010 and March 2019 - under Conservative-led governments.


Pledge: Get Brexit done

This was achieved in a literal sense, as the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020.

Britain departed from the EU's single market and customs union 11 months later, after agreeing a basic free trade deal with the EU.

But if this election slogan implied Brexit would be done and dusted, this has clearly not happened. A huge amount remains unresolved: from Northern Ireland to financial services.

A large number of trade deals have been signed around the world (most to replace the ones the UK already had as an EU member) but a deal with the US hasn't happened.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), which makes economic judgements for the government, predicts that leaving the EU will reduce the UK's imports and exports by about 15% in the long term, with about a 4% hit to productivity.

Supporters of Brexit say sovereignty has been restored, and unwanted regulations can now be cut.


Pledge: No checks on goods going from GB to NI, or NI to GB

When Boris Johnson made this pledge in 2019 it ran counter to the facts of the Brexit deal for Northern Ireland.

Between January 2021 and March 2022, more than 164,000 checks were carried out at NI ports on food consignments and live animals.


Pledge: Australian-style points-based immigration system

The process has not been all plain sailing. Leaving the EU single market is one of the factors that contributed to an HGV driver shortage, because EU drivers can no longer come and go as they please. The government had to introduce 5,000 temporary visas for this sector.


Pledge: No rise in rates of income tax, National Insurance or VAT

This 2019 manifesto pledge has been broken.


Pledge: Fix the crisis in social care

Research last month estimated that 500,000 adults in England were waiting for social care, up from 294,000 a year ago.


Pledge: Keep the triple lock

The 2019 Conservative manifesto said it would stay for the duration of this Parliament.

But this promise was broken on 7 September when the government announced it was suspending the triple lock for a year.


Pledge: Spend 0.7% of GNI on international aid

This manifesto promise has also been broken.


Claim: Fastest vaccine roll-out in Europe

The UK was the first country to approve a Covid vaccine - on 2 December 2020. Its vaccine rollout began on 8 December 2020 - weeks before the EU's.

The UK vaccine programme was the fastest in the EU until May 2021.

After that, other EU countries caught up.


Claim: Fastest growth in the G7

The prime minister has repeatedly talked about the UK having the fastest-growing economy in the G7, which is a club of major, developed economies.

Whether this is true depends on which period you are looking at.

For the whole of 2020, the UK economy contracted by 9.3%, which was the biggest decline in GDP in the G7
For the whole of 2021, it grew by 7.4%, which was the biggest growth in the G7
The IMF predicts that in 2022 the UK will have 3.7% growth, the joint second highest in the G7 (behind Canada)
The OECD forecasts that the UK will have zero growth in 2023, and will be the slowest growing economy in the G7
If you look at growth since before the pandemic, the UK is in third place in the G7 with 0.7% growth
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58401767


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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 20:17:21 »
Does anybody have a large fire extinguisher for a pair of prime ministerial trousers?  :lol:

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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 21:07:47 »
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Caroline Crouch’s killer husband ATTACKED by prisoner who wanted to kill him as he rots in jail over Brit’s murder

His lawyer Alexandros Papaioannidis has now told The Sun Online that Anagnostopoulos was attacked in an Athens prison.

In one incident, narrowly thwarted by prison guards, Papaioannidis said an inmate had openly admitted he wanted to murder the wife killer.

Papaioannidis said Anagnostopoulos has been moved from Athens’ Korydallos jail to the Malandrinos prison in central Greece.

The lawyer said petitions to have pilot remain in the Greek capital’s ultra-secure facility have been refused.

“He is very worried the new jail houses around 900 hardened criminals and is very hard, very tough.”

Caroline’s heartbroken dad recently spoke for the first time after Anagnostopoulos was jailed.

David Crouch that one small consolation is that Anagnostopoulos “will be incarcerated with fellow murderers, but also perverts of every stripe” in a hellhole prison.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18813381/caroline-crouch-killer-husband-attacked-prisoner


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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 21:11:27 »
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Cost of petrol sees biggest jump in 17 years as full tank to soar above £100 for first time
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-06-08/petrol-price-see-biggest-jump-in-17-years-as-full-tank-to-surpass-100


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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 21:14:22 »
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Hull man who almost beat dog to death for urinating on his leg banned from owning pets

He was given a 12-month community order with a mental health treatment requirement for six months. He was also banned from owning any animal for five years and ordered to pay £400 costs and a £95 surcharge.
https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2022-06-08/dog-owner-almost-beat-pet-to-death-after-it-urinated-on-his-leg

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Re: 08/06/22
« Reply #17 on: Thursday, 09 June, 2022 @ 00:11:12 »
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Greece detects first case of monkeypox infection

Greece has detected its first case of the rare monkeypox virus infection in a traveler, according to initial tests, the country's national health agency EODY said in a statement on Wednesday.

The patient, who had recently traveled to Portugal, is in hospital and is in a steady condition, EODY said. Samples have been sent for further confirmation tests.
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/greece-detects-first-case-monkeypox-infection-2022-06-08/