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04/08/22
« on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 02:09:16 »
Kef fire risk 04/08/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8614 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0500 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1609 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9524 €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
Thu 04/08   32°/23°   16 km/h   10%   Sunny
Fri 05/08   32°/23°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 06/08   31°/23°   20 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sun 07/08   32°/24°   14 km/h   21%   Sunny
Mon 08/08   32°/24°   18 km/h   12%   Sunny
Tue 09/08   32°/23°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Wed 10/08   31°/23°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Thu 11/08   31°/23°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny
Fri 12/08   30°/23°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 13/08   30°/22°   19 km/h   04%   Sunny


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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 02:11:28 »
Body of a 54 y-o Greek female recovered from the sea yesterday afternoon at Marmari, Astypalaia.

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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 12:26:53 »
Body of a fisherman recovered from the sea at Gero Gombou, Paliki, earlier today.

Shroud of mystery surrounding events. The deceased was a 54 y-o professional diver from Kalymnos, an island long noted for sponge diving, who regularly visited Kefalonia on his boat for diving trips. According to his assistant the tube to his breathing apparatus was cut by a passing speedboat, although it appears his account has varied slightly upon re-telling. It appears the equipment was largely undamaged, although it could have been caught but not badly damaged by a passing propeller. Coast guard inquiry continues.


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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 12:28:19 »
Locals kicking up a stink in Poros, seems sewage is discharging into the port area.

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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 12:31:53 »
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Deadly wasps kill woman in Ilia

A 67-year-old woman was found dead in her house on the Makrisias-Kalyvakia road in Ilia, southern Greece after being attacked by a swarm of wasps.

According to local media reports on Wednesday, the woman was on vacation in her holiday home when she discovered a wasp nest.

She was repeatedly stung by wasps after trying to get rid of the nest.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1190531/deadly-wasps-kill-woman-in-ilia/

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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 12:58:06 »
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Greek intelligence service admits spying on journalist - sources

The head of Greek intelligence told a parliamentary committee his agency had spied on a journalist, two sources present said, in a disclosure that coincides with growing pressure on the government to shed light on the use of surveillance malware.

The committee's closed-door hearing last week was called after the leader of the socialist opposition PASOK party lodged a complaint with top court prosecutors over an attempted bugging of his mobile phone with surveillance software.

PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis made his complaint amid growing concern among European Union officials about spyware merchants and the use of surveillance software.
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/greek-intelligence-service-admits-spying-journalist-sources-2022-08-03/


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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 13:03:43 »
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Huge Pod of Dolphins Racing off Greece Captured by Drone Video

A huge pod of dolphins racing across the Aegean off the region of Phthiotis in central Greece was captured by a drone video on Wednesday morning.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/03/huge-pod-of-dolphins-racing-off-greece-captured-by-drone-video/



https://youtu.be/y5G-UvWDWxY?t=1

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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 13:20:51 »
Google Chrome was updated to version 104 recently, fixes 27 security vulnerabilities, you can read about it on Forbes. Chromium and MS Edge likely to get an update soon.

104 is a bit controversial as some claim a newly introduced feature reduces security, according to Neowin.

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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 13:23:15 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 14:51:57 »
Body of a 55 y-o foreign male recovered from the sea early today at Karnagio, Thassos.

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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 15:05:51 »
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Ofgem confirms price cap update every three months as it warns of 'very challenging winter ahead'

The energy bill regulator has warned customers of "a very challenging winter ahead," as it announces it will update its energy price cap four times a year instead of every six months.

Ofgem made the announcement on Thursday morning, as Britain braced for an interest rates hike.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-08-04/energy-bills-could-rise-every-three-months-as-ofgem-confirms-price-cap-change



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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 15:06:56 »
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What does the latest interest rate rise mean for you? How hike affects mortgages, rent and savings
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-08-04/what-the-interest-rate-increase-could-mean-for-your-money

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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 20:09:23 »
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Migrant rescued at sea tried to swim from Turkey to Greece

A man was rescued by a Greek ferry crew on Monday near Megas Limnionas on Chios as he attempted to cross the strait by swimming.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/08/04/migrant-rescued-at-sea-tried-to-swim-from-turkey-to-greece/

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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 20:37:19 »
Body of an unidentified male aged approx. 55 y-o recovered this morning from the sea off Asprokavos beach, Kavo Lefkimmi.

Body of an 89 y-o Greek female recovered this morning from the sea at Barla, Trifilia.

Body of an 81 y-o Greek male recovered this morning off Banieres beach, Navplio.

Body of a 79 y-o Greek male recovered midday today from the sea at Marathi, Cape Hania.

Body of a 90 y-o Greek male recovered midday today off Rembi beach, Kavala.

Ithakai coast guard performed an emergency transfer from Piso Aetos to Sami earlier today for an 83 y-o female in need of urgent medical attention.

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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 20:45:41 »
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Retirees in line for £2,000 state pension windfall
Inflation means the Treasury’s 'triple lock' bill is on track to soar by £24bn before 2024

Retirees are on track to receive consecutive 10pc state pension increases as high inflation is now forecast to remain in double-digits for most of next year.

Pensioners could receive a record £2,052 boost in the state pension over the next two years, as high inflation is expected to deliver back-to-back double digit increases under the Government's triple lock promise.

It means the Treasury’s state pension bill would soar by £24bn before 2024, with the Bank of England predicting that inflation will remain at “very elevated levels” next year.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/retirees-line-2000-state-pension-windfall-triple-lock

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Re: 04/08/22
« Reply #15 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 20:48:24 »
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Police Tasered 93-year-old disabled care home resident
Donald Burgess, who had dementia and only one leg, died three weeks after incident in which he reportedly threatened staff with a knife
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/04/police-tasered-93-year-old-disabled-care-home-resident/

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« Reply #16 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 20:51:18 »
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Global heating means almost every sea turtle in Florida now born female
Rising temperatures have made beach sand so warm that eggs incubate above 31C and are overwhelmingly born female – experts

According to the National Ocean Service, if a turtle’s eggs incubate below 27C (82F), the turtle hatchlings will be male. If the eggs incubate above 31C (89F), the hatchlings will be female. Temperatures that waver between the two extremes will result in a mix of male and female baby turtles.

Researchers also discovered that the warmer the sand, the higher the ratio of female turtles.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/04/florida-sea-turtles-female-global-heatings

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« Reply #17 on: Thursday, 04 August, 2022 @ 20:55:38 »
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Birds in Europe less colourful than 15 years ago due to climate crisis, study suggests
Change in plumage may affect ’mating patterns’ of the species, scientists say
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/birds-colour-change-climate-change-b2137877.html