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16/08/22
« on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 02:35:30 »
Kef fire risk 16/08/22: 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
Tue 16/08   30°/23°   16 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Wed 17/08   31°/23°   22 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Thu 18/08   33°/24°   19 km/h   10%   Sunny
Fri 19/08   33°/24°   16 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sat 20/08   31°/23°   26 km/h   10%   Sunny, breezy
Sun 21/08   30°/23°   24 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 22/08   30°/22°   20 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 23/08   29°/22°   17 km/h   11%   Sunny
Wed 24/08   30°/22°   16 km/h   20%   Sunny
Thu 25/08   30°/22°   18 km/h   10%   Sunny


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Re: 16/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 02:39:54 »
Body of an unidentified female, estimated age around 55-60 and in a state of decay, was recovered midday yesterday from the sea west of Agios Georgios island in the Saronic Gulf.

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Re: 16/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 03:00:45 »
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Exclusive: Royal Navy backs out of Channel migrant patrols

The Royal Navy is planning to end its role in charge of tackling Channel migrants, The Telegraph has learned.

The Ministry of Defence has told ministers it plans to relinquish responsibility for dealing with migrants crossing illegally to the UK on Jan 31.

It comes only four months after Boris Johnson brought in the first Navy vessels to patrol the Channel, saying the move would help ensure that “no boat makes it to the UK undetected”.

Government sources said the Navy was proposing to hand back control to Border Force “unless there are ministerial actions”.

MPs have complained that policing the Channel has turned the hard-pressed Navy into a “super taxi service” for migrants at a time when its ships are needed for other key military duties.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/08/15/royal-navy-backs-channel-migrant-patrols

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Re: 16/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 03:14:39 »
Apple is, allegedly, working on ways to display ads on iPhones: Bloomberg.com


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Re: 16/08/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 06:52:31 »
Two hours fifteen minutes of the service yesterday at the convent of Agios Gerasimos on youtube


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Re: 16/08/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 06:58:29 »
If that's a bit too sedate...


https://youtu.be/P1EMyK7KoWg?t=1

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Re: 16/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 09:41:33 »
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Real wages fall at fastest rate on record

Regular pay fell at the sharpest rate on record between April and June, official figures show.

Wages - when taking into account rising prices - dropped by 3% on the year, the Office for National Statistics said.

Household budgets are being hit by soaring energy bills as well as higher food and fuel costs in recent months.

The rise in prices has fuelled the UK inflation rate to a 40-year high and figures due out on Wednesday are expected to show a further increase.

Darren Morgan, director of economic statistics at the ONS said the "real value" of pay was continuing to fall.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62550069

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 11:26:24 »
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Pfizer CEO Bourla has Covid-19

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was diagnosed positive for the coronavirus. The head of the pharmaceutical giant announced that he has received four doses of the vaccine and is being treated with the antiviral pill Paxlovid.
https://en.protothema.gr/pfizer-ceo-bourla-has-covid-19/

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Re: 16/08/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 11:33:53 »
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Grisly twist in police murder inquiry: Human remains found in suitcases purchased from storage-locker auction, multiple victims possible - report

Human remains found in suitcases at an Auckland home were unknowingly taken there following the sale of goods in a storage locker - and may be from multiple victims, according to a TV report.

The remains were found in suitcases that had been sold to a Manurewa family as part of an auction to clear the storage locker last week.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz


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Re: 16/08/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 12:32:08 »
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Greece’s Regional Airports See Arrival Figures Soar in July
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/08/16/greeces-regional-airports-see-arrival-figures-soar-in-july/





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Re: 16/08/22
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 17:31:15 »
382 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Kef during period 08-14 August, 51 on Ithaka: eody.gov.gr

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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 17:36:04 »
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UK to launch dispute proceedings against EU for first time over alleged Brexit deal breaches

Britain is set to launch dispute proceedings against the European Union over alleged breaches of the post-Brexit trade deal for the first time.

Ministers could trigger "formal consultations" as soon as this week over Brussels’ refusal to sign off on the UK’s membership of the bloc’s flagship research programme, according to government sources.

The move would mark the first time either the UK or EU have used the dispute resolution mechanisms within the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, signed in December 2020, to settle a row.

Despite the UK agreeing a £15 billion membership fee for the seven-year Horizon programme, the European Commission has refused to finalise the agreement because of tensions over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Britain has also been denied access to the EU’s Copernicus satellite system and Euratom, its atomic energy regulation treaty.

Short of legal action, the escalation will likely fuel tensions between London and Brussels after a number of long-term disputes over the post-Brexit relationship.

It is the start of a lengthy process that could take years before any concrete action is taken.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/08/16/uk-launch-dispute-proceedings-against-eu-first-time-alleged

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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 18:21:01 »
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The swanky corner of Greece that’s luring A-listers (and Boris Johnson)

Stretching from chic yachties’ hangout Palaio Faliro to the marble-pillared splendour of Cape Sounion, the Athenian Riviera is where well-heeled Greeks go to escape the city during sweltering summers – but has long been overlooked by tourists.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/greece/swanky-corner-greece-luring-a-listers-boris-johnson

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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 18:33:41 »
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Back from the dead: How scientists aim to bring Tasmanian tiger back from extinction

The Tasmanian tiger has been extinct for almost a century, but scientists now claim they are able to resurrect the lost species and return it to the wild.

An organisation specialising in "breakthrough genetic engineering" and which describes itself as a "de-extinction company", has said it has already begun work on bringing back the species, which is properly known as the thylacine.

If the process is successful, the company claims the return of the Tasmanian tiger "has the potential to re-balance the Tasmanian and broader Australian ecosystems," which have suffered biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation since the loss of the predator.

The species was largely extinct across the Australian mainland by around 2,000 years ago but survived in considerable numbers in Tasmania. Here the species was hunted to extinction by 1930 after the animals were said to have killed sheep.

The distinctive striped animals resemble dogs or foxes more closely than tigers, however, they are marsupials, and as such have abdominal pouches like kangaroos.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/tasmanian-tiger-thylacine-extinct-revive-mammoth-b2146027.html

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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 18:38:13 »
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Android 13: Major new Google software update release date arrives early

Android 13 is arriving on Pixel devices now, bringing with it a host of new changes.

The update is being released now the Pixel 4, 5 and 6. It will arrive as an over the air update – and should be available straight away, though that might depend on what phone network or carrier you are on.

The update will roll out “later this year” to other devices from “Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, vivo, Xiaomi and more”, Google said. Neither Google or those manufacturers gave any more specific information on when it might arrive.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/android-13-google-update-download-b2146082.html

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Re: 16/08/22
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 21:01:10 »


Purple jellyfish said to have been spotted in the sea and on Kef beaches, should wash out with the currents. Sting not fatal but (very) painful.

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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 23:16:48 »
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Elderly man on mobility scooter stabbed to death in west London

An elderly man who had been riding a mobility scooter has been stabbed to death in Greenford, west London.

Officers were called to Cayton Road at around 4:06pm on Tuesday, to reports of a male with stab injuries.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man - believed to be in his 80s - was pronounced dead at the scene.
https://www.itv.com/news/london/2022-08-16/elderly-man-on-mobility-scooter-stabbed-to-death-in-west-london

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Re: 16/08/22
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 @ 23:22:17 »
Dead loggerhead discovered on the beach of the 11th station of Salaminas.  :dunno: