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31/07/22
« on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 04:17:58 »
Kef fire risk 31/07/22: High

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8609 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0426 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1616 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9591 €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
Sun 31/07   32°/22°   27 km/h   03%   Sunny, winds possible
Mon 01/08   31°/23°   15 km/h   12%   Sunny
Tue 02/08   31°/23°   16 km/h   17%   Sunny
Wed 03/08   32°/23°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Thu 04/08   32°/23°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny
Fri 05/08   32°/23°   20 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sat 06/08   32°/24°   20 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sun 07/08   32°/23°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Mon 08/08   32°/23°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Tue 09/08   31°/22°   21 km/h   05%   Sunny


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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 04:22:30 »
Body of an approx. 29 y-o Turkish male recovered from the sea midday yesterday at Lampi, Kos, after swimming from the Turkish mainland opposite.

Dead loggerhead discovered yesterday in the sea off Myrodatos beach, Abdera.

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 04:28:46 »
A yacht with six foreign nationals on board had to be towed into Argostoli port yesterday evening after suffering mechanical failure two nautical miles west of Platias Ammos beach. No injuries known.

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 04:34:09 »
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£10 fine for an NHS no-show, says Rishi Sunak
Tory leadership hopeful vows to act after 15m GP appointments go to waste

Rishi Sunak would introduce a £10 fine for missed GP and hospital appointments as part of a "transformative" shake-up of the NHS, the former chancellor has said.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/07/30/10-fines-nhs-no-shows-says-rishi-sunak/

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 04:36:25 »
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Prince Charles’s charitable foundation received £1m donation from Bin Laden family

Prince Charles was facing further questions about his charity’s donations on Saturday after it emerged that his foundation accepted £1m from the family of Osama bin Laden.

Charles allegedly secured the money from Bakr bin Laden and his brother Shafiq, both members of one of the wealthiest families in Saudia Arabia, according to a report in The Sunday Times. However, Clarence House said that the donation was accepted by the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund and not Charles.

Both Bakr and Shafiq are half-brothers of the founder of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, through their late father, Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden.

Their father was a Yemeni-born billionaire who made his money through construction. Before his death in 1967, he had 54 children with at least 11 wives.

The bin Laden family disavowed Osama, the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, decades ago. There is no suggestion that either Bakr or Shafiq bin Laden or any other mentioned family members have sponsored or been involved in acts of terrorism.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/prince-charles-charity-donation-bin-laden-family-b2134805.html


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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 13:03:52 »
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Ancient Greece Was a Debauched Disney Trip for Romans
There were guidebooks with reviews, an ancient version of rental cars, luxury island hopping, and plenty of gimmicks. The ancient Romans were just like us!

Ages before modern tourists flocked to Greece to enjoy its sun, sea, antiquities, and adventure, people of the Roman Empire descended on Greece for the same reasons. Antony and Cleopatra headed for a romantic island tryst on Samos; the emperor Tiberius preferred Rhodes.

Some Romans attended the famous philosophy schools and drenched themselves in Greek history; others came for the Olympic Games; still others were attracted by the sensational—a chance to gawk at the egg hatched by Leda after her affair with Zeus in the guise of a swan, to dip a toe in the spring where Helen had bathed, or to gasp as professional divers jumped off the notorious “Lover’s Leap” of Leucadia, a 200-foot promontory where Sappho was said to have ended her life. And they all lugged home souvenirs: terracotta statuettes, trinkets, pots of Hymettian honey, silk scarves from Cos, gnarled walking sticks from Sparta, copies of racy Milesian love stories, and entire temple columns and thousands of statues.

Greek hospitality was renowned long before the Roman sightseers arrived...
https://www.thedailybeast.com/ancient-greece-was-a-debauched-disney-trip-for-romans

Long-ish article, quite interesting, might even be some truth in it...

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 13:08:09 »
Body of a 63 y-o local Greek male recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea off Imeros beach, Nea Rodonis.

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 13:31:06 »
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Call to manage Britain’s water now or risk needing emergency bottle supplies
Warning follows driest July in over 100 years

Ministers must introduce a national hosepipe ban and mandatory water metering to tackle the looming threat of drought following the driest July in over 100 years, infrastructure experts have warned.

The National Infrastructure Committee (NIC), a government agency, has said water needs to start being managed better across the whole UK. If it isn’t, they said, the country could face a future of queueing for emergency bottled supplies “from the back of lorries".
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/manage-water-emergency-bottle-supplies-b2134976.html

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 15:08:52 »
Body of a 38 y-o local male underwater fisherman missing since yesterday was recovered this morning from the sea off Ermioni.

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 15:27:59 »
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Nadine Dorries’s ‘disturbing’ tweets on Sunak condemned by Tory MPs
Culture secretary’s post portraying Sunak wielding knife at Boris Johnson denounced in light of MPs’ murders

Conservative MPs have condemned “divisive, disingenuous and disturbing” interventions against Rishi Sunak by the culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, including a tweet showing Sunak wielding a knife at Boris Johnson.

Other Conservative ministers condemned comments by Dorries, a supporter of Liz Truss, about Sunak’s dress sense – comparing his Savile Row suit to Truss’ earrings from Claire’s.

One suggested it was deeply provocative for her to tweet the image of Sunak stabbing Johnson, in a parody of Julius Caesar, given two MPs have recently been murdered.

The culture secretary, one of Johnson’s closest allies, retweeted an image depicting him as Julius Caesar about to be stabbed by a knife-wielding Sunak, a parody of his resignation that brought down the prime minister.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Dorries said... “travelled along a path of treachery, and in doing so is unlikely to win the hearts and minds of Conservative party members because, above all else, they value loyalty and decency.”
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/31/nadine-dorries-disturbing-tweets-on-rishi-sunak-condemned-by-tory-mps

Just in case anyone's as clueless as Dorries let me explain it: the Conservative party elected, and supported, a leader known to be a liar and serial shagger. He's neither loyal nor decent. So let's skip the Minitrue fantasies.


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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 15:53:23 »
Two minute BBC video report: "I adopt wobbly cats"

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 16:58:57 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef again tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #12 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 17:05:53 »
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Elgin Marbles could be returned to Greece under new 'Parthenon partnership'
British Museum executive calls for a deal with Greece to establish greater 'cultural exchange' and to 'change the temperature of the debate'

The British Museum has not said it will hand the sculptures back, with Mr Williams arguing they are an "absolutely integral part" of the collection.

However, he said that all sides need to "find a way forward around cultural exchange of a level, intensity and dynamism which has not been conceived hitherto".
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/31/elgin-marbles-could-returned-greece-new-parthenon-partnership/

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #13 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 20:35:01 »
Body of a 71 y-o Greek male recovered this morning from the beach at Xylokastro, Corinthian gulf.

Body of a 51 y-o Greek male recovered midday today from the sea at Agia Marina Grammatikou, Attica.

Dead loggerhead discovered earlier today in the sea at Kavouropetras, Aegina.

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #14 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 21:35:39 »
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Man, 22, charged with murder of nine-year-old girl in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire police said in a statement: “We have this evening charged 22-year-old Deividas Skebas with the murder of nine-year-old Lilia Valutyte.”

Lithuanian national Skebas, 22, of Thorold Street, Boston, is due to appear at Lincoln magistrates’ court on Monday, the statement added.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/31/man-22-charged-with-after-death-of-nine-year-old-girl

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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #15 on: Sunday, 31 July, 2022 @ 21:53:46 »
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World’s most useless guard dog lies down next to drug gang in police raid

This is the moment a drug gang’s guard dog flops down beside its owners and gives itself up to police during a bust.

Footage shows cops arresting the three men yesterday on a ranch in Hortolandia, Sao Paulo state, Brazil.

The officers seized 1,176 bricks containing 1.1 tonnes of cannabis from the property.

A police video of the raid shows the three suspects lying face-down on the floor with their hands cuffed behind their backs.

Clearly their massive Rottweiler decided the gig was up too and decided it’d be best to be compliant with officers.
https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/29/brazil-crime-worst-guard-dog-lies-down-next-to-drug-gang-in-raid-17091959/

Brief video clip in link  :lol:


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Re: 31/07/22
« Reply #16 on: Monday, 01 August, 2022 @ 00:06:30 »
Another road traffic accident, this time when a car left the road in Poriarata earlier this evening. Driver taken to Argostoli hospital.