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15/08/22
« on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 03:42:22 »
Kef fire risk 15/08/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8726 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0594 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1460 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9439 €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
Mon 15/08   28°/21°   22 km/h   02%   Sunny
Tue 16/08   30°/23°   16 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Wed 17/08   31°/23°   20 km/h   12%   Sunny
Thu 18/08   33°/24°   19 km/h   10%   Sunny
Fri 19/08   33°/24°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 20/08   30°/22°   27 km/h   08%   Sunny, breezy
Sun 21/08   30°/23°   26 km/h   08%   Sunny, breezy
Mon 22/08   31°/22°   19 km/h   05%   Sunny
Tue 23/08   29°/22°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Wed 24/08   29°/22°   21 km/h   09%   Sunny


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Re: 15/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 03:57:04 »
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Migrants Stranded on Islet in Evros River Abandoned to Die

A group of nearly 40 migrants reportedly stranded on an islet in Evros River, where the borders of Greece and Turkey meet, have continued to plead for help as none of the two countries assumes responsibility for their rescue.

The islet is not on Greek territory, the Hellenic Police Directorate said on Thursday and Sunday, adding that Turkish authorities have been notified to provide emergency help and evacuation.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/14/migrants-evros-abandoned-die/

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Re: 15/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 04:03:34 »
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Police find €1.5m and drugs after former reality TV contestant crashes into court car park
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1191158/police-find-e1-5-and-drugs-after-former-reality-tv-contestant-crashes-into-court-car-park/

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Re: 15/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 10:16:18 »
Body of a 17 y-o underwater fisherman recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea at Therma, Kalymnos.

An 81 y-o local male swimmer reported missing in the sea off Leptokarya, Pieria, was found yesterday evening nearby with a loss of orientation but otherwise good health.

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« Reply #4 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 10:21:21 »
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Cats to be freed from special lockdown in German town

Cat owners in one German town will be allowed to let their pets out for the first time in three months when the authorities lift a special lockdown.

People in Walldorf, in the south-west, were ordered in May to keep their cats indoors to protect an endangered bird.

Cats were only allowed to venture outside if they were kept on a leash no more than two metres (6ft) in length.

But the animals will again be allowed to roam free from 00:01 local time on Monday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62541752

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Re: 15/08/22
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 10:27:14 »
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Tui passengers forced to spend the night in hotel lobby after flight delayed by 17 hours

Nearly 200 Tui holidaymakers who were due to land back from Greece around midnight on Saturday instead spent the night trying to sleep on the floor of a hotel on the island of Rhodes after the flight was abruptly delayed overnight.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/tui-flight-delay-passenger-rights-b2145059.html

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Re: 15/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 14:21:02 »
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Dog spotted 'surfing like a pro' at Fistral beach in Cornwall during Boardmasters Festival
https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2022-08-15/moment-dog-spotted-surfing-like-a-pro-on-cornwall-beach



https://youtu.be/w1jaOQbqOrM?t=1

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Re: 15/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 15:19:25 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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« Reply #8 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 19:50:44 »
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No 10 defends PM's holiday as removal vans seen in Downing Street

Boris Johnson will be kept informed of any "urgent issues" while on holiday this week, Downing Street has said.

The prime minister - who was criticised for taking a holiday earlier this month amid growing economic turmoil - is now on another break.

It comes as removal vans were spotted in Downing Street earlier on Monday.

The PM's spokesman confirmed Mr Johnson would return from holiday at the weekend, when he will have two weeks to move out of his No 10 flat.

It was reported over the weekend that he is spending a week in Greece, with locals spotting him shopping alongside wife Carrie in a supermarket in Nea Makri, a town to the east of Athens.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62554178

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« Reply #9 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 19:53:21 »
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Covid: UK first country to approve dual-strain vaccine

The UK has become the first country to approve a dual vaccine which tackles both the original Covid virus and the newer Omicron variant.

Ministers say the vaccine will now form part of the autumn booster campaign.

Moderna thinks 13 million doses of its new vaccine will be available this year, but 26 million people are eligible for some form of booster.

Health officials say people should take whichever booster they are offered as all jabs provide protection.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-62548336

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Re: 15/08/22
« Reply #10 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 21:13:04 »
Body of a 79 y-o Greek male recovered this morning from the sea in ​​Skafaki bay, Piraiki, Piraeus.

Body of a 19 y-o foreign male recovered this morning from the sea off A'Alipedos, Alimos, Attica.

Body of a 79 y-o Greek male recovered midday today from the sea off Agia Marina beach, Aegina.

Body of a 45 y-o Greek male recovered midday today from the sea off ​​Aghii Apostolo, Chania.

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Re: 15/08/22
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 21:26:08 »
Captain Makis' Glass Bottom Boat was broken into on Saturday morning and again Monday morning while moored at Argostoli quayside close to the Port Authority building, small amounts of cash stolen on both occasions. Police viewing local CCTV recordings.

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« Reply #12 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 22:09:40 »
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Group of Migrants Stranded On Evros Islet Rescued by Greece

The group of around 40 migrants reported stranded on an islet in Evros River last week, where the borders of Greece and Turkey meet, were rescued Monday by Greece.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/15/group-of-migrants-stranded-on-evros-islet-rescued-by-greece/

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« Reply #13 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 22:29:55 »
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Dinosaurs: Scientists discover tiny dino the size of a cat!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/62539325

Not as cute as your household moggie.

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« Reply #14 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 23:45:40 »
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British tourist pranks passengers by announcing six-hour flight delays at Greek airport

A British man was allegedly held in a police questioning room for hours after he tricked fellow passengers by announcing fake flight delays at an airport in Greece.

The man, whose name has not been shared, was filmed taking over the tannoy system at an unattended boarding gate desk in Zakynthos Airport on the island of Zante on Friday 12 August.

In footage posted on social media, an airport security guard storms over to the desk to confront the man.

A police officer follows the guard, who leads the man away from the desk by grabbing his arm.

The man was reportedly separated from his friends and detained for questioning for three hours.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/flight-delays-prank-greece-airport-b2145314.html

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« Reply #15 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 23:52:32 »
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‘Serious concerns’ over Covid booster rollout as GPs say they can’t afford to offer jabs

Doctors have raised ‘serious concerns’ over the autumn rollout of Covid boosters as GPs warn a cut in government funding means many can no longer afford to offer jabs.

The UK Health Security Agency announced it will offer a new Omicron-specific jab, by Moderna, to over 50s, as part of its latest vaccination programme due to start in September.

But leaders of major GP practices have told The Independent that reduced funding at a time of rising costs and staff shortages makes the jab “unviable”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/covid-booster-vaccine-omicron-rollout-gp-nhs-b2145569.html

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« Reply #16 on: Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 23:57:09 »
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Tired dog stretchered down Ben Nevis in five-hour rescue operation

A tired dog was stretchered down Ben Nevis by a mountain rescue team after she refused to move down the peak.

Maggie, a 35kg Turkish Akbash dog, was helped down the UK’s tallest mountain on Saturday evening by Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team after sore paws left her with difficulty walking.

The dog was rescued and brought down the mountain at around 1am on Sunday after roughly five hours.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dogs-ben-nevis-rescue-lochdale-b2145452.html

The lady's not for returning.


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Re: 15/08/22
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 00:08:24 »
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The pay of the top 1% of earners across the UK – those already on more than £170,000 a year – is rising at an average annualised rate of 9.1%, according to an analysis of Office for National Statistics data.

At the same time, those in the lowest 10% – those earning below £8,000 a year – have seen their pay rise by just 1.3%. That’s far below the rate of inflation, currently at a 40-year high of 9.4% and forecast by the Bank of England to hit 13% in the coming months. The latest tranche of pay data from the ONS, due to be released on Tuesday, is expected to show even greater increases at the top and anaemic growth at the bottom.
https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2022/aug/15/inequality-uk-highest-earning-constituency

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« Reply #18 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 00:19:02 »
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Businesswoman fined for performing sex act outside Waitrose
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/15/businesswoman-fined-performing-sex-act-outside-waitrose

Bye 'eck, can't do that sort of thing outside Waitrose!

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« Reply #20 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 01:09:41 »
Sunday morning a tourist in Laganas, Zakynthos, was relieved of his wallet containing 700 euros by a female who hugged him in the street. Police arrested the woman and are looking for her accomplice.