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26/07/22
« on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 02:16:20 »
Kef fire risk 26/07/22: High

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8736 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0543 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1447 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9485 €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 26/07   31°/22°   14 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 27/07   32°/23°   18 km/h   12%   Sunny
Thu 28/07   32°/24°   18 km/h   10%   Sunny
Fri 29/07   33°/25°   19 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 30/07   32°/24°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 31/07   32°/23°   22 km/h   07%   Sunny
Mon 01/08   31°/22°   23 km/h   08%   Sunny
Tue 02/08   31°/22°   20 km/h   05%   Sunny
Wed 03/08   31°/23°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 04/08   31°/23°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny


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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 02:20:34 »
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British holidaymaker dies after being injured by helicopter propeller
Accident happened in Greece as group disembarked while aircraft’s engine was still running, according to reports

A British holidaymaker returning from Mykonos by helicopter has died after reportedly being injured by the propeller of the aircraft while disembarking on the Greek mainland.

The man was said to have been one of a group of British tourists who had chartered the helicopter to fly them from the island to Spata, near Athens. The tourists were reported to include the man’s parents.

The accident happened on Monday afternoon as the group disembarked while the helicopter’s engine was still running, according to Greek media reports.

Two of the men walked to the back of the aircraft, where the 21-year-old was fatally injured after being hit by the tail rotor, reports said.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/07/25/british-holidaymaker-dies-injured-helicopter-propeller/


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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 02:42:32 »
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This toddler is one of only 100 people in the world with 'Uncombable Hair Syndrome'
Layla Davis's blonde locks defy all attempts to comb them straight
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/25/toddler-one-100-people-world-uncontrollable-hair-syndrome/

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 02:52:19 »
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Efforts to tackle oligarchs ‘dead on arrival’ after crime fighting agencies asked to cut jobs
The National Crime Agency and the Serious Fraud Office have both been asked to cut their headcounts by up to 40pc

The hunt for Russian kleptocrats' cash and assets in Britain will be “dead on arrival” if anti-corruption agencies are forced to slash their staff numbers, campaigners have warned.

As part of a cross-Whitehall cost cutting exercise, The National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) have both been asked to model the impact of cutting their headcounts by up to 40pc.

Experts and anti-corruption campaigners have warned that even modest cuts will deal a huge blow to efforts by the already-stretched crime-fighting agencies to uncover assets hidden by oligarchs.

The NCA in particular is just months into setting up a “combatting kleptocracy cell”, announced by Boris Johnson in the wake of the Ukraine invasion. It has been tasked by ministers with pursuing “sanctions evasion and corrupt Russian assets hidden in the UK”.

However, the NCA confirmed it has since been asked “to model a range of workforce reduction scenarios" — including cuts of 20pc, 30pc and 40pc — "and the impact these will have on the agency’s ability to protect the public from the UK’s highest risk and most complex crime threats.”

The SFO, which reports to the Attorney General’s office, has also been asked to model similar cuts, it is understood.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/07/25/efforts-tackle-oligarchs-dead-arrival-crime-fighting-agencies/

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 02:56:53 »
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Spending gap between London and North doubles despite Boris Johnson’s ‘levelling up’ pledge

The gap in public spending between London and the North has doubled since Boris Johnson came to power, despite his pledge to “level up” the country, new figures reveal.

The capital has surged ahead of England’s poorest region in terms of cash handed out by the government – proving that “the money simply didn’t follow the rhetoric”, according to the think tank behind the analysis.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/levelling-up-johnson-truss-sunak-b2130806.html

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 03:08:51 »
Body of an 87 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday noon from the sea off Chrysi Akti Panagia beach, Volos.

Body of a 90 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea at Nerantzas, Nea Corinthia.

Dead loggerhead discovered yesterday afternoon in the Faneromenis strait, Salamina.

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 12:40:16 »
Rural doctor service available in Lakithra between 10:00-13:00 tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 July. Mask and social distancing required.

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 12:54:06 »
Municipality of Argostoli has plans for some thirty one electric vehicle charging points:
20 - Argostoli
  1 - Angona
  1 - Omala
  1 - Peratata
  1 - Pesada
  1 - Lourdas
  1 - Katelios
  3 - Skala, one near the school, two on the sea front near the taxi rank
  2 - Poros, one in the old port area, one in the new port
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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 12:58:50 »
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Three people arrested over deadly helicopter accident

Police in the Greek capital have arrested three people in connection with the death of a 21-year-old British tourist in a helicopter accident on Monday, in Spata, east of Athens.

The young man was killed after being struck by the privately chartered helicopter’s tail rotor.

Two members of the ground crew at the site of the accident and the pilot of the Bell 407 helicopter were arrested on Tuesday, with the latter facing charges of negligent homicide.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1189919/three-people-arrested-over-deadly-helicopter-accident/

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 13:10:30 »
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BBC debate: Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak fact-checked
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/62296191

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 13:14:22 »
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All you need to know about Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, and their race to be PM
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-07-20/all-you-need-to-know-about-rishi-sunak-liz-truss-and-their-race-to-be-pm

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 13:17:58 »
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Second homes: 'I was told it's yours until the day you die', says pensioner facing no-fault eviction

An 85-year-old woman who thought she would live out her days in her "perfect" rental home is facing a 'no fault' eviction.

Anne Allsop has lived in her Saundersfoot home for more than 27 years.

But the Presbyterian Church of Wales, whom she rents the property from, gave notice to take back possession of the property on a no fault basis.
https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2022-07-26/pensioner-85-facing-no-fault-eviction-from-home-of-nearly-thirty-years

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 13:23:04 »
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Watch out! Czech police to deploy 202mph Ferrari seized from criminals
The Ferrari 458 Italia will be used by a special surveillance department and driven by officers trained in hot pursuits

Authorities spent €12,000 (£10,180) to repaint the supercar in the Czech police’s distinctive fluorescent yellow and blue stripes in an overhaul costing the same as buying a new Skoda hatchback.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/07/26/watch-czech-police-deploy-202mph-ferrari-seized-criminals/


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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 13:48:20 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef again tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 14:03:31 »
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Greek Diver Revives Lifeless Sea Turtle in Incredible Rescue on Rhodes

In an extraordinary scene on Sunday, a diver on the island of Rhodes resuscitated a sea turtle that stopped breathing after getting tangled in ropes and dragged to the sea bottom.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/25/greek-diver-revives-sea-turtle-rhodes/

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 14:33:20 »
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Inflight meal horror as ‘severed snake head’ found in plane dish

A flight attendant was tucking into their inflight meal when they allegedly spotted something they definitely didn’t order stirred into the dish - a severed snake’s head.

Giving a whole new meaning to snakes on a plane, the incident reportedly happened on a SunExpress flight from Ankara in Turkey to Düsseldorf in Germany on 21 July, according to aviation blog One Mile at a Time.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/inflight-snake-head-meal-plane-b2130491.html

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 14:40:25 »
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'A hidden gem' - heatwave uncovers 'lost' garden at Chatsworth

The remnants of a 'lost' 17th garden have been uncovered at Chatsworth house this week, after scorching temperatures revealed the elaborate design.

The historic garden in Derbyshire dates back to 1699, measuring 473 to 227 feet.

It's made up an ornamental arrangement of flower beds and carefully crafted paths which have been hidden from view for almost 300 years.

The design was covered in 1730 and instead replaced with the South Lawn.

But temperatures of up to 40C earlier this week have meant the grass in the new lawn which has shorter roots, burns more quickly, temporarily revealing the intricate designs underneath.
https://www.itv.com/news/central/2022-07-21/a-hidden-gem-heatwave-uncovers-lost-garden-at-chatsworth

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 16:11:32 »
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Top 7 Honeymoon Destinations in Greece Beyond Santorini
https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/25/7-greek-island-honeymoon-destinations/

Kef's fifth on list but short blurb doesn't really tell us anything we don't know.

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 16:18:36 »
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Greece is eurozone’s VAT leader

Greece is one of the top five countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in value-added tax charges and the first in the eurozone, together with Finland.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1189811/greece-is-eurozones-vat-leader/

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 16:49:58 »

Geographic distribution of recent COVID-19 cases over last 14 days per Regional Unit, figures per 100,000 of population.

541 coronavirus cases on Kef last week, 61 on Ithaka: eody.gov.gr

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 20:37:42 »
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Boris Johnson: ‘As far as I’m aware’ ex-KGB agent and I did not discuss government business
Angela Rayner says ‘web of murky relationships’ involving the Prime Minister suggest ‘Conservatives cannot be trusted’ on national security

Boris Johnson has said that “as far as I am aware” no government business was discussed at a meeting he held with a former-KGB agent in Italy.

The Prime Minister confirmed that he met Alexander Lebedev, the father of media proprietor Lord Lebedev, during a trip to the latter’s Umbrian villa in April 2018.

In a letter to the Commons liaison committee he insisted that the pair encountered each other at a “social event” which he was attending without officials.

Mr Johnson, who was the then foreign secretary, insisted he “did not take ministerial papers with me” and had followed “established security protocols”.

His visit to the Palazzo Terranova, which was owned by Lord Lebedev, has attracted criticism because he attended without civil servants or bodyguards.

It came just weeks after the Salisbury chemical weapons attack that was carried out by two Russian spies.

The Labour Party said the fact “he apparently still can’t recall whether he discussed government business or not … suggests the Prime Minister has something to hide”.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/07/26/boris-johnson-far-aware-ex-kgb-agent-did-not-discuss-government/

This is the liar who claimed to be unaware of parties in Downing Street during lockdown and that all rules were followed. The buffoon 'doesn't know' if he talked about government business with an ex-KGB agent or not and ten thousand Tories want him re-instated as PM.

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 20:49:31 »
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British tourists could be turned away from Spain unless they can prove they have £760 to spend
New rules may force a family of four to show they have at least £3,141 in spending money

Holidaymakers may be forced to prove that they have at least £760 to spend in order to enter Spain this summer as it implements new restrictions that group British tourists in the same category as those travelling from a "third country" outside of the EU. 

The Spanish government has said that following Brexit, British tourists hoping to enter the country may need to show they have enough money for their stay – a minimum of €100 (£85) per person per day, and have €900 (£761) available in funds. 

Spanish border agents may also ask holidaymakers to show an onward or return ticket, or supply proof of accommodation in order to be accepted into the country.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/british-tourists-could-turned-away-spain-unless-can-prove-have/

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 20:53:51 »
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Protesters storm first drag queen storytime for primary school children
Mothers infiltrate library event, saying: ‘We’re here to protect children’

The first drag queen “story hour” for children in a UK-wide tour of council libraries has descended into chaos after it was stormed by protesters.

Almost 70 events in 20 areas of Britain are being visited over the next two months by Drag Queen Story Hour UK, a group that hosts sessions for three to 11-year-olds.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/26/protesters-storm-first-drag-queen-storytime-primary-school-children/

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 20:59:37 »


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Surprise! Herd of deer crashes gardens in suburbia

The four-legged intruders were spotted in east London and a baffled bystander compared them to 'rebellious teenagers'
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/26/surprise-herd-deer-crash-gardens-suburbia/

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Re: 26/07/22
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 @ 22:17:56 »
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British wine wholesaler ‘leaves Brexitland for good’ over paperwork
Daniel Lambert, who supplies M&S, Waitrose and 300 independent retailers, to set up in France after £150,000 hole in revenue
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/26/british-wine-wholesaler-leave-uk-over-post-brexit-paperwork