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27/07/22
« on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 02:50:00 »
Kef fire risk 27/07/22: High


Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8710 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0428 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1481 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9590 €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
Wed 27/07   32°/23°   17 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 28/07   32°/25°   19 km/h   17%   Sunny
Fri 29/07   33°/24°   21 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sat 30/07   33°/24°   21 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 31/07   32°/23°   22 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 01/08   31°/23°   21 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 02/08   31°/23°   17 km/h   12%   Sunny
Wed 03/08   31°/23°   19 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 04/08   32°/23°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Fri 05/08   32°/23°   21 km/h   03%   Sunny


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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 10:56:05 »
Body of an unidentified male approx 70 y-o recovered yesterday evening from the beach at Bati, Nea Propontida.

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 11:06:00 »
Citizens of Greece will be able to have a copy of their driving licence and ID card on their smartphone via a new app due to be launched today by the government.

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 14:37:29 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef again tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 19:14:16 »
Kef police yesterday afternoon arrested a local for possession of nine cannabis plants and 45.3 grams of raw cannabis, discovered at various properties around the island.

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 19:17:50 »
Kastro, the Castle of Agios Georgios, has had its opening hours amended due to the heatwave and will close at 14:30 until 31 July - which is only four days away.

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 19:20:27 »
The Captain Aristides will be operating between Vassiliki on Levkas and Fiskardo w.e.f. today.

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 19:23:53 »
A young, emaciated cat in Dilinata that has been shot was rescued and taken to vet in Argostoli, may or may not survive.
 

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 19:37:51 »
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Train drivers at nine rail companies to strike on August 13

Train drivers at nine rail companies are to strike on August 13 over pay, their union Aslef announced.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-07-27/train-drivers-at-nine-rail-companies-to-strike-on-august-13


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Keir Starmer sacks shadow transport minister who backed rail strikes

Labour said he had been fired for making unauthorised media appearances.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62325842


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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 19:44:40 »
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Admiralty stops printing paper nautical charts after 222 years
Sailors will now have to use digital versions in a move described as ‘quite sad’ and might disadvantage older people

Since the first maritime maps were printed by the department of the Admiralty 222 years ago, they have been a mainstay of vessels across the world.

Nearly two centuries after hydrographer Alexander Dalrymple’s charts were first produced from copper plates in 1800, the blue and yellow maps represent the global standard for nautical navigation, from naval tankers to pleasure yachts.

But soon all that will change as the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) revealed on Tuesday that from 2026, its roughly 3,500 charts, used by 90 per cent of ships trading internationally, will be available only digitally amid a decline in demand.

The agency said the decision had been prompted by a “rapid decline” in demand for paper charts, with more sailors using electronic devices on board.

However, many sailors currently use non-official navigation systems, which warn they should not be used as a replacement for government-produced charts.

One popular brand, GEONAV, displays the automatic warning: “The electronic chart is an aid to navigation designed to facilitate the use of authorised government charts, not to replace them.”

The digital shift raises the prospect of future mariners having no paper backup to rely on in the event their electronic navigation systems fail.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/26/admiralty-stops-printing-paper-nautical-charts-222-years/

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 19:52:47 »
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Man fleeing Wiltshire crash scene attacked by emus
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-62312529

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 21:41:03 »
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Celebrating new ways of reducing CO2 - the art of cutting carbon

Scientists have invented a magical gadget that sucks the ink off printer paper so each sheet can be used 10 times over.

The trick to the so-called "de-printer" is specially coated paper, which stops ink (or powdered toner) from soaking into the page. A powerful laser then vaporises the ink.

Lead developer, Barak Yekutiely from Reep Technologies in Israel, describes it as circular printing.

"If we care about the planet, we must stop cutting down so many trees," he says.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-62265992

Hm, much of the wood consumed comes from sustainable forests where more tress are planted than cut down, paper can also be made from straw, hemp plants, etc, which grow much more quickly.


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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 21:54:51 »
Body of an 84 y-o Greek male recovered from the sea this morning at Marathon, Attica.

Body of an 88 y-o Greek female recovered from the sea around midday today off Patras beach.

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 22:06:58 »
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‘Spoiled rich kid’ slurs against Briton killed by helicopter blades must stop, says sister
Jack Fenton had never flown in a chopper before and pilots ‘gave him no guidance’ about avoiding spinning tail rotor

A British holidaymaker had never flown in a helicopter before he was fatally injured by a rotor blade in Greece, his sister has claimed as she hit back at claims he was an “obnoxious wealthy kid”.

Jack Fenton, 22, was killed instantly when he walked into the spinning tail blade as he disembarked a Bell 407 helicopter that had flown him and three friends from Mykonos to Spata, near Athens International Airport.

Greek authorities provoked fury on Tuesday by publicly claiming Mr Fenton had been killed after running back in the direction of the helicopter with his phone to his ear, ignoring warnings from the ground crew.

On Wednesday, Mr Fenton’s sister, Daisy, told The Telegraph she wanted to set the record straight after seeing a slew of inaccurate stories about her brother.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/27/briton-killed-helicopter-blades-greece-given-no-guidance-pilots/

Some pretty disgusting slurs going around that do nothing to promote Greece as a genuinely friendly destination for foreign nationals.

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 22:51:20 »
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Man fleeing Wiltshire crash scene attacked by emus
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-62312529

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In a way, it's a pity this didn't happen in Hull...

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 23:33:38 »
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‘She’s delusional’: Roundhay voters on Tory leadership contender Liz Truss
As Leeds prepares to host hustings, residents of leafy suburb where Truss grew up take issue with her claims about the area
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/27/shes-delusional-roundhay-voters-on-tory-leadership-contender-liz-truss

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Re: 27/07/22
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 @ 23:37:47 »
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Senior Tory urges Liz Truss to explain deletion of abortion rights from statement
Exclusive: Equalities committee chair Caroline Nokes joins international outcry after UK dilutes commitment to women’s rights without consultation

A senior Conservative MP has asked the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, to explain why the UK government appeared to perform a “sudden backtracking on women’s rights” after commitments to abortion and sexual health rights were removed from an official multi-nation statement on gender equality.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jul/27/senior-tory-urges-liz-truss-to-explain-deletion-of-abortion-rights-from-statement-caroline-nokes