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10/06/22
« on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 06:04:44 »
Kef fire risk 10/06/22: Low

Nine new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, none on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8822 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.1065 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1335 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9038 €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

Fri 10/06   24°/19°   17 km/h   81%   Thunderstorms & rain probable
Sat 11/06   26°/20°   21 km/h   17%   Sunny
Sun 12/06   27°/21°   18 km/h   21%   Sunny
Mon 13/06   28°/21°   13 km/h   24%   Sunny
Tue 14/06   28°/21°   16 km/h   24%   Sunny
Wed 15/06   28°/21°   15 km/h   21%   Sunny
Thu 16/06   28°/21°   15 km/h   17%   Sunny
Fri 17/06   28°/21°   17 km/h   13%   Sunny
Sat 18/06   29°/21°   17 km/h   24%   Sunny
Sun 19/06   29°/21°   18 km/h   09%   Sunny



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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 06:14:16 »
Body of a 66 y-o female Greek national recovered from the sea at Pefki, Evia, at noon yesterday.

Body of a 68 y-o male Greek national was recovered from the sea at Artemic, Rafina, around noon yesterday.


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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 06:16:00 »
Ithaki coast guard performed an emergency transfer from Vathy to Sami yesterday for a 72 y-o local in need of urgent medical attention.

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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 06:18:22 »
Dead sea turtle discovered at noon yesterday on Alana beach, Kavala.

Also one found dead yesterday afternoon on Kotrona beach, eastern Mani.


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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 06:23:37 »
Myrtos beach closed all day today due to forecast weather conditions.

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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 06:26:02 »
Sounds as though there'll be a moonlight serenade in Katelios this Sunday starting 17:00 with strolling players in the village and along the beach.


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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 06:31:48 »
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Baby Holly: Child of murdered parents found safe after 42 years

The child of two parents who were found murdered in Texas more than 40 years ago has been located alive and well, the state attorney general has said.

"Baby Holly" Crouse, now 42 years old, was not found with her parents at the 1981 murder scene. The couple was not identified until 2021 using DNA tests.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61754106


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« Reply #7 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 06:39:57 »
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£4bn of NHS Covid PPE to be burned as it is unusable, says committee report
Opposition parties say the findings show the Conservatives are ‘burning taxpayers money by the billion’

Protective clothing worth £4bn bought early in the pandemic to stop NHS staff being infected with Covid is to be burned because it is unusable, a report has revealed.

The imminent destruction of so many items and waste of public money is disclosed in a report by the Commons public accounts committee (PAC) that is scathing of the DHSC’s strategy when the Covid pandemic struck in 2020.

The PAC, which oversees spending by Whitehall departments, found that the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has £4bn of PPE in storage which cannot be used by frontline workers because it is substandard.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/10/4bn-of-nhs-covid-ppe-to-be-burned-as-it-is-unusable-says-committee-report



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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 06:40:51 »
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Wind power: New Zealand plans to tax farmers for cow and sheep’s burps
https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/world/new-zealand-cattle-sheep-methane-farmers-tax-b2097718.html


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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 07:05:10 »
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Mother bear survives fall off cliff while defending cub from vicious attack

A mother bear survived a spectacular fall from a cliff while defending her cub from a male bear attack.

Footage shows the two adults fighting on the edge of the mountain close to Palencia, Spain, while the cub dangles from a rock.

Seconds later, the male and female bear tumble to the ground below.

After a two-day search, Spanish park rangers later found the injured mother and her cub alive deep in their burrow but the attacker, who rolled a long way downhill, died.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/spain-bear-falls-cliff-video-b2097529.html



https://youtu.be/iQqp_JDaJ4Q?t=1

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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 12:44:16 »
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Thessaloniki: 4 Britons arrested over cocaine seizure in Italy

The arrest in Thessaloniki on Thursday of four people is linked to the seizure last month by Italian authorities in Calabria of 654 kilograms of cocaine onboard a ship bound for northern port city.

Police made the arrests as part of a large-scale operation to dismantle an international drug trafficking ring.

According to information received by Kathimerini, the arrested individuals, who are British, are expected to face charges in relation to the Italian seizure.

The cocaine had been stashed in a container filled with bananas that was part of a wider cargo of 50 containers ordered by a Greek import company.

The seizure had an estimated street value of 50 million euros.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1186544/thessaloniki-4-britons-arrested-over-cocaine-seizure-in-italy/


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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 12:51:02 »
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Wiltshire Police say otters are killing expensive pet fish
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-61756567


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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 13:00:29 »
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Greatest shipwreck since Mary Rose discovered off coast of Norfolk
Discovery made by amateur divers who found HMS Gloucester finally revealed after being kept secret for 10 years

It has lain undiscovered on the Norfolk sandbanks for hundreds of years, since sinking during a maritime disaster that almost killed the heir to the throne.

Now, the wreck of HMS Gloucester has been found by amateur divers in what experts have described as the most significant maritime discovery since the Mary Rose.

The royal ship ran aground and sank in 1682 while carrying the future King James II, a Catholic heir poised to inherit the Protestant throne from King Charles II at a moment of acute political and religious crisis in Britain.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/10/greatest-shipwreck-since-mary-rose-discovered-coast-norfolk/


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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 13:04:34 »
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Parliament blocks disclosure of MPs’ porn site visits on ‘national security’ grounds

Parliamentary authorities have refused to reveal how much porn MPs and their staff are trying to look at on work computers, citing "national security".

The refusal is a change in policy for the Commons, which has previously disclosed how many porn sites were blocked on work computers on at least three separate occasions.

In 2013 parliament disclosed under FOI that computers on the parliamentary network had been blocked trying to access explicit content 309,316 times in the previous year.

In 2015 a similar disclosure revealed nearly 250,000 requests, and in 2018 the figure had fallen around 24,000.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mps-porn-parliament-neil-parish-national-security-b2097695.html


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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #14 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 13:44:51 »


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‘A no-brainer’: World’s largest skyscraper farm to be built in UK

Two scientists, an agricultural economist and a farmer are on a mission to eliminate imports of soft fruits, herbs and salads to Britain within a decade with a groundbreaking “skyscraper farm”.

When built, the site is expected to be the world’s largest vertical farm - the growing space of which will equate to 96 tennis courts stacked in vertical layers.

In 2020, nearly half – 46 per cent – of the food consumed in the UK was imported.

Because vertical farming is carried out indoors – and not in the countryside – there is no risk of fertilisers running off and polluting the water streams. The company says it doesn’t use pesticides and that growing food vertically uses 95 per cent less water and can be done using 100 per cent green energy.

A vertical farm sees layers of plants grown on trays, stacked vertically with pipes delivering water, feed and nutrients... The temperature and humidity is controlled and light mimics the hours of sunlight. The inputs are controlled to ensure the product is uniform.

The company is experimenting with strawberries, hops, tomatoes and tree seedlings, and also has the ability to grow “fortified” food by putting extra vitamins into the water supply, but hasn’t yet opted to do this commercially.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/vertical-farm-food-imports-climate-b2096659.html


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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #15 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 13:50:50 »
Low risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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« Reply #16 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 14:52:15 »
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Appleby Horse Fair: Thousands descend on town for Gypsy festival

More than 30,000 people are expected at the event... The fair is a celebration the heritage of the travelling community and traditionally provides an opportunity for trading horses.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-61757817


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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #17 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 15:06:39 »
Contracts exchanged yesterday between Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and contractor for permanent construction at Heimonikos (Winter Bridge) and Myrtos access road. No start / completion date AFAIK.

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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #18 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 15:13:32 »
A British tourist has been diagnosed with coronavirus and airlifted from Kef to an ICU in Athens earlier today.

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« Reply #19 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 15:58:17 »
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Neighbours says goodbye with final photo as filming finishes after 37 years

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan are among the famous faces set to return to Neighbours when it airs its final episodes later in the summer. Filming has now finished on the soap, with producers saying tears were shed as the cameras stopped rolling for the last time.
https://news.sky.com/story/neighbours-says-goodbye-with-final-photo-as-filming-finishes-after-37-years-12631275



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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #20 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 17:27:42 »
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Greek scientists pioneer therapy for osteoarthritis

A new cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis has been developed at the Cell and Gene Therapy Center in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis-ELPIDA Children’s Oncology Unit at Agia Sofia Children’s Hospital in Athens.

The treatment entails the regeneration of the joint and drastically reduces inflammation.

Osteoarthritis is a common form of degenerative joint disease, affecting 13.1% of adults in Greece. Available medications offer pain relief, while the surgical replacement of the joint requires a long recovery period.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1186352/greek-scientists-pioneer-therapy-for-osteoarthritis/


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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #21 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 17:33:08 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 20/1
eody.gov.gr

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Re: 10/06/22
« Reply #23 on: Friday, 10 June, 2022 @ 21:45:05 »

https://youtu.be/ovId82WP_Tk?t=1

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty........

There's other versions of the video but the accent is just so cool