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12/08/22
« on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 02:31:58 »
Kef fire risk 12/08/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8711 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0648 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1480 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9391 €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
Fri 12/08   30°/22°   15 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Sat 13/08   29°/21°   21 km/h   23%   Mostly sunny
Sun 14/08   27°/21°   27 km/h   73%   Thunderstorms probable, breezy
Mon 15/08   28°/22°   24 km/h   07%   Sunny
Tue 16/08   30°/22°   17 km/h   08%   Sunny
Wed 17/08   31°/23°   20 km/h   12%   Sunny
Thu 18/08   33°/24°   18 km/h   08%   Sunny
Fri 19/08   33°/23°   21 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 20/08   31°/22°   26 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sun 21/08   31°/22°   25 km/h   04%   Sunny


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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 02:38:51 »
Ithaki coast guard yesterday performed an emergency transfer from Vathy to Astakos, mainland Greece, for a 68 y-o local in need of urgent medical attention.

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 02:39:58 »
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Complaint filed against pensioner over animal abuse

A case was filed against a 75-year-old woman on Thursday for violation of animal welfare legislation.

The incident reportedly occurred last Sunday in the village of Chrisavgi, near Lagadas, Thessaloniki, in northern Greece.

According to a complaint filed, the woman approached a stray dog that was on the sidewalk, threw her cane at it and hit it, before chasing the dog away.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1191020/complaint-filed-against-pensioner-over-animal-abuse/

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 08:37:01 »
Body of a 34 y-o foreign female recovered yesterday from the sea off Bali beach, Rethymnon.

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 08:48:49 »
Mega yacht Secret, likely still owned by Walmart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie, has been spotted off the Kef coast.

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« Reply #5 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 09:02:53 »
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Cyclists take on Glasgow-Athens challenge to raise funds for migrant charity

A group of cyclists have faced a night sleeping in a museum, a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower and 6am wake-up calls from a bugle as they raised money for a migrant charity.

Thighs of Steel – a community of cyclists – have taken on an eight-week relay ride from Glasgow to Athens to raise funds for migrant charity Mass Action.
https://www.indy100.com/news/cyclists-take-on-glasgow-athens-challenge-to-raise-funds-for-migrant-charity

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 12:42:42 »
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Monkeypox cases hit 48 in Greece

The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox in Greece as recorded by the National Public Health Organization (EODY) stands at 48.

All are males with a median age of 36 (19-59).
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1191021/monkeypox-cases-hit-48-in-greece/

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 12:55:07 »
Traffic restrictions in Sami this evening between20:30 - 23:00: no traffic / no parking on Odos Ioannou Metaxa from the police station down to Dimoulas Supermarket.

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 13:34:38 »


One of the mega yachts dotted around Ithaka is the Shemara. Originally built in 1938 for Sir Bernard Docker, managing director of the Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) and chairman of Daimler. Between 1939-1946 she was requisitioned by the Royal Navy. She was purchased by Charles Dunston, founder of Carphone Warehouse, in 2010 and re-fitting was completed in 2014. Now available for private charter. Accommodates 18 plus crew of 16.


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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 13:44:19 »
Beware if you live in/near Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield... Eurovision 2023 could be coming to an arena near you: ITV News

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 13:51:06 »
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Afghan refugees reject homes in Scotland and Wales because ‘it’s cold and they don’t speak English’
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/11/afghan-refugees-reject-homes-scotland-wales-cold-dont-speak/

Not daft, these fellas  ;)

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 14:23:53 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 15:57:43 »
89,229 passengers arrived at Kef airport this July compared to 76,809 in July 2019, a record breaking year. An increase of just over 16% (according to my maffs).

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #14 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 19:30:31 »
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Salman Rushdie, author of Satanic Verses, stabbed in neck on stage in New York

Indian-born British writer Rushdie, whose earlier writing led to death threats and a fatwa from the Iranian regime, was pictured lying on the ground of Chautauqua Institution's stage near the city of Buffalo in western New York.

An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced.

The attacker is said to have been taken in custody.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/08/12/salman-rushdie-attacked-stage-new-york/

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #15 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 19:34:41 »
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Drought declared across eight areas of England

The Environment Agency has moved into drought in eight of its 14 areas: Devon and Cornwall, Solent and South Downs, Kent and south London, Herts and north London, East Anglia, Thames, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, and the east Midlands.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/12/drought-declared-england-hosepipe-ban-water-restrictions

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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #16 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 19:39:07 »
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Re: 12/08/22
« Reply #17 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 19:44:35 »
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Primary school teacher denies murdering partner after his body was found buried in their back garden

Fiona Beal, 48, is accused of killing Nicholas Billingham, 42, between October 30 and November 10 last year.

The builder was found in the garden of their terraced property on Moore Street in Northampton in March following four days of digging - and almost five months after his death.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/fiona-beal-nicholas-billingham-northampton-murder-b2143997.html

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Freya the Walrus could be killed by Norway authorities if people don’t stay away

A beloved 700kg walrus lounging away her summer in Oslo Harbour may have to be euthanised over fears she could pose a serious danger to sightseers.

Freya, whose namesake is the Norse goddess of beauty and love, fast became a national treasure in Norway for her sinking of several unwitting boats she hoped might make suitable sunbeds.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/freya-walrus-euthanasia-risk-norway-b2143931.html

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« Reply #20 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 21:21:18 »


"The moon rises above the statue of the Greek god Poseidon in Ancient Corinth near Athens": Telegraph




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« Reply #21 on: Friday, 12 August, 2022 @ 23:22:13 »
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Post Office workers to strike on same day as Royal Mail walkout
Staff will take industrial action on three dates later this month as they say their current pay deal is ‘incredibly insulting’

Post Office workers are to stage fresh strikes in escalating action over pay.

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) will walk out on August 26, 27 and 30, with some of the action coinciding with strikes by BT, Openreach and Royal Mail employees.

It will be the fourth round of action by Post Office workers, including those in so-called crown offices - the larger branches often sited on high streets - and in administration and the supply chain.

Around 2,000 crown office, supply chain and admin grade workers will stop work on August 26, the same day as 115,000 postmen and women from all parts of the UK go on strike in a separate row over pay.

Crown office employees will strike again on August 27, while supply chain and admin members of the union will walk out on August 30.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/12/post-office-workers-strike-day-royal-mail-walkout