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16/06/22
« on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 02:46:26 »
Kef fire risk 16/06/22: Low

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

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8892 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0744 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1246 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9308 €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
Thu 16/06   28°/21°   11 km/h   38%   Afternoon thunderstorms possible
Fri 17/06   28°/21°   19 km/h   19%   Sunny
Sat 18/06   27°/21°   12 km/h   54%   Afternoon thunderstorms probable
Sun 19/06   28°/21°   13 km/h   36%   Afternoon thunderstorms possible
Mon 20/06   28°/21°   20 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 21/06   28°/21°   18 km/h   08%   Sunny
Wed 22/06   30°/22°   17 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 23/06   31°/22°   15 km/h   13%   Sunny
Fri 24/06   30°/22°   17 km/h   12%   Sunny
Sat 25/06   29°/22°   19 km/h   04%   Sunny



Edit: exchange rates updated
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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 11:52:35 »
Body of a 77 y-o foreign female recovered from the sea at Nea Kallikratia, Halkidiki, yesterday.

An 87 y-o local in need of urgent medical attention was transferred yesterday from Vathy to Sami by Ithaki coast guard.


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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 12:39:24 »
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Scientists may have discovered the origins of the Black Death
Researchers say DNA analysis and evidence from gravestones point to a specific geographic area

The Black Death began in 1338 in what is now Kyrgyzstan, new research suggests.

The bubonic plague outbreak ravaged the world between 1346 and 1353 and is the most deadly pandemic recorded in human history, causing the deaths of up to 200 million people.

In 1347, it first entered the Mediterranean via ships transporting goods from the territories of the Golden Horde in the Black Sea.

The deadly disease then spread across Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa claiming up to 60 per cent of the population in a large-scale outbreak which earned it the nickname the Black Death.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/black-death-bubonic-plague-origin-b2101548.html


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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 12:58:43 »


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China says giant telescope may have picked up signs of alien life

Chinese researchers said that the country’s powerful Sky Eye telescope may have picked up signs of alien life, before a report was quickly deleted.

A team of researchers from Beijing Normal University were said to be investigating the mysterious discovery further.

But by Wednesday the report appeared to have been removed from the newspaper’s website.

Dan Werthimer, of the University of California, Berkeley, works with the SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) researchers from the Beijing Normal University.

He rubbished claims that the radio signals were from aliens.

“These signals are from radio interference; they are due to radio pollution from Earthlings, not from ET,” he told Space.com.
https://www.independent.co.uk/space/china-telescope-alien-life-b2102088.html

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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 13:05:27 »
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Extinct 'fantastic giant tortoise' found alive on the Galápagos Islands

Believed to be extinct for more than a century, a rare species of giant tortoise is in fact still alive.

Scientists assumed that the chelonoidis phantasticus had died out more than a century ago. The species is better known as the ‘fantastic giant tortoise’ and is native to the Galápagos Fernandina island.

The only known specimen was discovered in 1906.

But in 2019, Princeton researchers discovered a lone female tortoise on the island that hinted that the species might live on.

Last week, they finally proved that the two specimens are related.
https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/06/14/extinct-fantastic-giant-tortoise-found-alive-on-the-galapagos-islands


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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 13:17:19 »
Low risk of fire again tomorrow on Kef although some parts of Greece elevated to High risk, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 14:12:58 »
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Serious lack of workhands on strawberry farms
https://www.in.gr/2022/06/16/english-edition/serious-lack-workhands-strawberry-farms/

Treated like slaves: phys.org

 

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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 14:39:32 »
https://www.ceoemail.com/

Can be useful if Customer (dis)Service are being unhelpful

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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 14:47:03 »
Very small fire below Kourouklata extinguished quickly by fire service earlier today.

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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 16:42:55 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 18/0
eody.gov.gr


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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 17:08:08 »
89 y-o local swimmer missing since yesterday evening off Kalamaki beach, Attika

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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 17:17:00 »
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Apple battery row: Millions of iPhone users could get payouts in legal action

Millions of iPhone users could be eligible for payouts, following the launch of a legal claim accusing Apple of secretly slowing the performance of older phones.

Justin Gutmann alleges the company misled users over an upgrade that it said would enhance performance but, in fact, slowed phones down.

He is seeking damages of around £768m for up to 25 million UK iPhone users.

Apple says it has "never" intentionally shortened the life of its products.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61823512


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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 21:28:50 »
Small fire in Old Skala earlier today, promptly extinguished by local firefighters.

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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 16 June, 2022 @ 22:37:10 »
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Outrage over Boris Johnson plan to abolish Downing Street ethics monitor
‘Impossible and odious’: Lord Geidt quit over request to approve rule-breaking by prime minister

Boris Johnson has triggered outrage in Westminster with plans to abolish the post of Downing Street ethics adviser, after Christopher Geidt quit in protest at being asked to endorse deliberate rule-breaking by the prime minister.

Lord Geidt – the second adviser to resign in less than two years during Mr Johnson’s premiership – said he was put in an “impossible and odious” position when asked to advise on a plan to maintain tariffs on Chinese steel in a way which would breach UK obligations under the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

But his predecessor in the role, Sir Alex Allan, said after speaking with Lord Geidt that it was clear the steel issue was “the final straw” after a series of run-ins with the prime minister over lockdown-breaching parties and the lavish refurbishment of his Downing Street flat.

Meanwhile, the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) issued a stern warning to the PM not to go ahead with plans to replace the high-profile adviser with an anonymous committee of officials to oversee the ministerial code of conduct.

Scrapping the adviser’s post – created by Tony Blair in 2006 in response to a recommendation from the sleaze watchdog – would be “a backwards step” which would “risk further damage to public perceptions of standards”, said CSPL chair Lord Evans.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-geidt-ethics-adviser-b2102923.html

Does seem a rather pointless position, given that Johnson clearly has no understanding of ethics

Probably thinks it's a county in the South East of England

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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #14 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 00:32:36 »
Government has approved plans to encourage doctors, nurses and essential other staff to temporarily transfer to hospitals on the islands and other tourist areas for the summer season. 'Compensation' of 1500€ for doctors and 1000€ for nurses, etc, per month during period 01/07/22 - 15/09/22. Accommodation and travel expenses to be paid by host hospital. Funding available for six doctors on Kef.



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Re: 16/06/22
« Reply #15 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 00:37:36 »
Earlier this evening the captain of the Lixouri-Argostoli ferry had to take emergency evasive action to avoid a yacht that pulled out across its path just outside Argostoli. Nasty accident avoided, Port Authority to fine captain of yacht.