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17/06/22
« on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 03:24:50 »
Kef fire risk 17/06/22: Low

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

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8812 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0712 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1348 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9335 €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 17/06   28°/21°   17 km/h   14%   Sunny
Sat 18/06   28°/21°   15 km/h   56%   Afternoon thunderstorms probable
Sun 19/06   28°/21°   15 km/h   45%   Afternoon thunderstorms possible
Mon 20/06   28°/21°   20 km/h   24%   Sunny
Tue 21/06   28°/21°   20 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 22/06   30°/22°   15 km/h   10%   Sunny
Thu 23/06   31°/23°   14 km/h   08%   Sunny
Fri 24/06   32°/23°   16 km/h   04%   Sunny
Sat 25/06   31°/23°   21 km/h   04%   Sunny
Sun 26/06   31°/23°   22 km/h   03%   Sunny



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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 03:27:12 »
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42 small Greek islands allocated nearly 500 million euros for development

Forty-two mayors of some of Greece's less populated islands met with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Maximos Mansion on Wednesday, ANA reports.

They discussed their cooperation with the government, as well as the implementation and progress of ongoing programs on these islands.

Even though each of the 42 islands has a permanent population of under 5,000, "they receive a total of nearly 500 million euros in funding from national programs for municipalities and also from NSRF resources," noted the premier.
https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/new-investments/47362-42-small-greek-islands-allocated-nearly-500-million-euros-for-development.html


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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 03:29:53 »
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Greece one of five sites hosting next-generation European supercomputers

Greece is one of five locations for the next generation of European supercomputers, as announced by the European High Performance Computing (EuroHPC) Joint Undertaking on Wednesday.

These machines will power further development of novel scientific and industrial applications in personalised medicine, development of new drugs, wind-farm design modelling, and biomolecular research.

The new sites will be connected and available to serve a wide range of European users in the scientific community, as well as industry in particular small and medium businesses, and the public sector across the EU and participating countries, the Commission said.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/654515/Greece-one-of-five-sites-hosting-next-generation-European-supercomputers


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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 03:31:40 »
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Eurogroup paves way to end Greece’s enhanced surveillance, confirms release of 7th tranche

The Eurogroup ministers welcomed the European Commission’s intention not to prolong enhanced surveillance after its expiration on 20 August 2022, they said on Thursday, given the successful delivery of the bulk of Greece’s policy commitments.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/654819/Eurogroup-paves-way-to-end-Greeces-enhanced-surveillance--confirms-release-of-7th-tranche

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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 03:38:25 »
Body of a 73 y-o local recovered yesterday morning from his car which had fallen into the sea at Arginonta, Kalymnos.

Body of a 74 y-o Greek national recovered from the sea at Markopoulo Oropos, Attika, yesterday noon.


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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 03:42:32 »
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After keeping its tracking device switched off for over a month, the $300 million superyacht Alaiya linked to sanctioned Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov has suddenly appeared in Greece.
https://luxurylaunches.com/transport/alaiya-superyacht-surfaces-in-greece.php


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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 03:45:03 »
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Pets under threat as rising costs make it harder for owners to care for animals

The biggest threat to animals in the UK is the cost of living crisis, according to a new Animal Kindness Index compiled by the RSPCA.

The report, based on a YouGov survey of more than 4,000 UK adults, found that even though more than two-thirds of the public describe themselves as animal-lovers, 70% of pet owners say they are worried that it's getting more expensive to look after their animals.

At the Llys Nini Rescue Centre in Swansea, manager Gary Weeks told me they’re not only seeing more people handing in their pets due to rising costs, but also a significant fall in demand for their rescued animals.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-06-16/pets-under-threat-as-rising-costs-make-it-harder-for-owners-to-care-for-animals


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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 11:30:13 »
Bar owner in Fiskardo arrested for playing music above the permitted sound level

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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 11:32:56 »
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Pensions: Millions receive wrong amount 'for decades'

Millions of people have received the wrong pension for decades because of government IT failures, the BBC has learned.

The errors, which are understood to have been known about since the 1990s, have still not been corrected.

A former pensions minister described the scale of the problem as "truly mind-blowing".

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says it is "investigating possible remedies".

Official analysis published last month suggests 23% of pensioners were underpaid, while 17% were overpaid.

Some people have been both overpaid and underpaid in different years, with the vast majority of errors worth one or two pence per week.

In 2002, it was decided by DWP officials that it would be too complicated to fix the problem, and a solution has still not been found.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61829661


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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 11:35:26 »
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Power Pass platform to open Friday

The Power Pass platform where electricity customers can apply for rebates on the additional charges made in their power bills is set to open on Friday.

The rebates, which can range from 18 to 600 euros, will be provided for bills issued between December 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022.

The platform will remain open until June 30 and customers can expect to receive the rebates into their bank account by July 15.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1186968/power-pass-platform-to-open-friday/


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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 11:40:24 »
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‘Secret’ population of polar bears living in seemingly impossible habitat
‘They are the most genetically isolated polar bears in the world’
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/polar-bears-climate-change-adaptation-b2103174.html

No, they're not living it up on a small Greek island


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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 23:35:42 »
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Police greeted by parrot after kicking in door of house to save woman 'calling for help'
The police broke into the home to look for the woman but only found a parrot
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/police-greeted-parrot-after-kicking-24249437


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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 17 June, 2022 @ 23:46:22 »
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Elderly British man is arrested in Greece ‘for secretly photographing children’ on a Santorini beach after concerned parents reported him to cops

In Greece, it is illegal to photograph children without their parents consent. 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10926327/Greece-news-British-man-arrested-taking-pictures-children-Santorini-beach.html

Should be illegal in UK, too. IMO.


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Re: 17/06/22
« Reply #13 on: Saturday, 18 June, 2022 @ 00:09:48 »
From 01 July residents in Greece will be able to register with a 'personal doctor' (GP) via their local pharmacist, who will have a list of local doctors.