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21/06/22
« on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 04:47:16 »
Kef fire risk 21/06/22: Medium

Twenty three new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, two on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8832 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0833 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1322 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9231 €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 21/06   28°/22°   21 km/h   03%   Sunny
Wed 22/06   31°/23°   20 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 23/06   32°/24°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Fri 24/06   31°/23°   21 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 25/06   30°/23°   15 km/h   10%   Sunny
Sun 26/06   31°/23°   19 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 27/06   31°/23°   17 km/h   08%   Sunny
Tue 28/06   31°/23°   17 km/h   05%   Sunny
Wed 29/06   31°/23°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 30/06   30°/23°   17 km/h   10%   Sunny



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Re: 21/06/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 04:49:04 »
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14 Million Travelers Choose to Visit Greece in Jan-May 2022
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/06/20/14-million-travelers-choose-to-visit-greece-in-jan-may-2022/


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Re: 21/06/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 04:54:41 »
The rural doctor service will be available in Karavados between 11:00-13:00 today. Face masks and social distancing required.


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Re: 21/06/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 04:58:25 »
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Just a drop in the ocean, but now a wee in the sea will cost you £650
Wave of scepticism over how the Spanish city of Vigo’s new rule, a breach of which carries a hefty fine, can possibly be enforced
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/20/spanish-city-makes-urinating-sea-offence/

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 05:02:27 »
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New cars to be fitted with anti-tailgate technology after EU ruling
Introduction of ‘Dev’s Law’ could be ‘the biggest safety step forward since seatbelts’ if UK matches automatic emergency braking requirement

Anti-tailgate technology will be installed in the majority of cars from next month after an EU ruling, says the AA....
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/20/new-cars-fitted-anti-tailgate-technology-eu-ruling/



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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 05:07:22 »
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Boris Johnson plans to break rail strikes by allowing use of agency workers

Boris Johnson has responded to the biggest rail strikes in a generation with plans to break the industrial action by allowing firms to bring in agency staff, a move unions have decried as unworkable, unsafe and potentially breaking international law.

As 40,000 workers prepared for Tuesday’s strike, the most wide-reaching on the railways in 30 years, Downing Street brought forward changes to enable employers to replace employees with temporary staff.

The highly controversial measure would make disputes long and bitter, unions warned on Monday, with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) accusing Johnson of taking a step that “even Margaret Thatcher did not go near”.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/20/boris-johnson-plan-break-rail-strikes-agency-workers


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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 05:11:06 »
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Boris Johnson told by agency bosses to drop ‘worrying’ plan to use their staff to break strikes

‘The sector does not want to be involved in this. We are very opposed to this plan’
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/rail-strike-agencies-boris-johnson-b2105134.html


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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 05:19:37 »
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Carriegate: No 10 admits pressuring The Times to drop Carrie Johnson story
Claim that Johnson tried to install partner in high-paying Foreign Office job denied by wife’s spokesperson

Downing Street has confirmed that members of Boris Johnson’s team intervened following the publication of a story about his wife Carrie in The Times, but denied that the prime minister himself contacted the paper to complain.

The story, which alleged that Mr Johnson had attempted to install Carrie in a £100,000-a-year job in the Foreign Office at a time when he was conducting a secret affair with her, appeared in the first edition of the newspaper on Saturday, but vanished from later copies and a version also disappeared from the Mail Online website.

It claimed that the idea of appointing Ms Johnson – then working in the Conservative Party press office as Carrie Symonds – fell apart when close aides advised against the plan. Mr Johnson was still married to Marina Wheeler at the time.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-carriegate-times-story-b2105025.html


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Re: 21/06/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 05:22:30 »
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Nadine Dorries Says She Does Not Fancy Boris Johnson, Despite The Memes
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/nadine-dorries-says-she-does-not-fancy-boris-johnson_uk_62b0338ce4b0cdccbe601fe8

Trouble is, Nadine, just about no one believes you.

 

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Re: 21/06/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 05:28:10 »
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Giant stingray caught in Mekong ‘biggest freshwater fish ever documented’

An colossal stingray caught in the Mekong river has been touted by scientists as the biggest freshwater fish ever documented.

The 300kg (661lb) female stingray has usurped a 646lb (293kg) giant catfish caught in Thailand in 2005 from its place as the record-holder, scientists say.

The 3.98m long and 2.2m wide fish was fitted with an acoustic tag to track its future movement, before being released back into the river.

The giant freshwater stingray is an endangered species.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/giant-stingray-mekong-record-b2105513.html


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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 06:26:04 »
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Tottenham MP David Lammy under investigation by Commons watchdog

Tottenham MP and Labour shadow foreign secretary David Lammy is being investigated over allegations believed to centre on the late registration of financial interests.

Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Kathryn Stone was looking at possible breaches to the MPs’ code of conduct under areas covering earnings, gifts and foreign travel.

Mr Lammy apologised for the error and said he had put “revised systems in place” to prevent late declarations in the future.
https://www.itv.com/news/london/2022-06-20/tottenham-mp-david-lammy-under-investigation-by-commons-watchdog


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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 10:57:56 »
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Websites across the web stop working properly amid major internet outage

Many websites have stopped working properly amid a major internet outage.

The problems appeared to be the result of issues at Cloudflare, an internet infrastructure provider that powers much of the web.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/internet-not-working-issues-down-cloudflare-status-b2105631.html

downforeveryoneorjustme.com is a bit of a mouthful, similar websites tend also to be. This is easier to remember and type, re-directs to downforeveryoneorjustme: isup.me


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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 12:16:54 »
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Newborn baby found in wheelie bin on Grimsby's Nunsthorpe estate

Police are investigating reports that a newborn baby was found in a wheelie bin on an estate in Grimsby.

The infant was discovered alive in a garden waste bin on Langton Close off, Nunsthorpe, on Sunday evening, according to the Grimsby Live website.

It is understood a local resident found the baby among grass cuttings after hearing crying coming from the bin.

Humberside Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service responded and took the baby to hospital.

The baby's young mother was traced and was also taken to hospital.
https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2022-06-20/newborn-baby-found-among-waste-in-wheelie-bin

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Re: 21/06/22
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 16:30:42 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 21/06/22
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 16:32:53 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 42/8
eody.gov.gr


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Re: 21/06/22
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 17:43:36 »
A 79 y-o local in need of urgent medical attention transferred by Ithaki coast guard from Piso Aetos to Sami yesterday.


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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 17:43:45 »
Body of an unidentified male in advanced state of decay recovered from the sea at Halastra, Thessaloniki. Missing were head and lower limbs, back showed signs of extensive bruising and hands had been injured.

Identified by fingerprints as a 24 y-o foreign male.


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« Reply #17 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 17:58:50 »
Rumours that the government will go to the voters soon - in Greece this is - could be true. Following news that Kef will/may be getting substantial works on the Poros-Argostoli road, a new bridge at Heimonikos, etc, comes news that the Ministry of Finance will be financing renovation works at Agia Efimia to the value of 2,800,000 euros. 

Due to be completed sometime in 2026, the work includes widening the sea front for two hundred metres parallel to the coast road, widening of port quays, a 150 metre breakwater, a 200 metre floating platform and paving the sea front and 'pier'. All in addition to the 970,000 euros for repairs and restoration following the Ianos storm.




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« Reply #18 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 18:05:32 »
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Summer solstice 2022 marks the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere

Summer officially kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere today (June 21), marking the longest day of the year.

During the June solstice (or summer solstice), the sun reaches its highest and northernmost points in the sky. Delivering the maximum daylight hours of the year for the Northern Hemisphere and minimum daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere, according to Chris Vaughan, amateur astronomer with SkySafari Software who oversees Space.com's Night Sky calendar.

This year, the summer solstice officially occurred at 09:14 GMT, when the sun reached a point directly overhead of the Tropic of Cancer (latitude 23.5 degrees north).
https://www.space.com/summer-solstice-2022-longest-day-today


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« Reply #19 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 18:09:52 »
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Union rejects Rolls Royce £2,000 living-cost bonus
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61874786

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« Reply #20 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 18:11:48 »
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X Factor star Tom Mann 'heartbroken' after fiancée dies suddenly on morning of their wedding
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-06-21/x-factor-star-tom-mann-heartbroken-after-fiance-dies-suddenly-on-wedding-day

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« Reply #21 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 18:13:47 »
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Pensions get £1,000 boost as 'triple lock' returns
State pensions will rise by the highest of inflation, pay growth or 2.5pc each year

The Treasury has vowed to reinstate the pensions “triple lock” next year, putting retirees in line for a double-digit boost to their incomes next year.

Pensioners could be in line for a near £1,000 lift to their annual incomes after a Treasury minister confirmed that the triple lock will be used to calculate next year’s increase in the state pension.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/06/21/pensions-get-1000-boost-triple-lock-returns/


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« Reply #22 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 18:42:10 »
124 loggerhead eggs found at a depth of 2'2" / 66 cm on Platys Yialos beach, Lassi. Transferred to safety by a Wild Life Sense team.

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« Reply #23 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 18:49:42 »
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Building permits issued without authority approval

Building permits will be issued without any inspections by a public authority, according to an Environment Ministry draft law.

The law stipulates that permits will be issued automatically, under the responsibility of the engineer, while at the same time construction planning services seem to be heading toward abolition since they will no longer have any substantial, licensing or controlling role.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1187209/building-permits-issued-without-authority-approval/

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« Reply #24 on: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 @ 18:53:34 »
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Greek power system to be put to the test

Greece’s power grid will be put to the test in the coming days due to the imminent first heat wave of the summer, which will lead to an increase in electricity consumption, mainly due to air conditioners, and because Gazprom will stop the flow of natural gas between June 21 and 28 for scheduled maintenance of the TurkStream pipeline.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1187212/greek-power-system-to-be-put-to-the-test/