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17/08/22
« on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 08:05:42 »
Kef fire risk 17/08/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8675 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0435 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1527 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9583 €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
Wed 17/08   31°/23°   22 km/h   03%   Sunny
Thu 18/08   33°/24°   18 km/h   08%   Sunny
Fri 19/08   32°/23°   16 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 20/08   31°/23°   23 km/h   15%   Mostly sunny
Sun 21/08   28°/22°   28 km/h   08%   Sunny, breezy
Mon 22/08   29°/22°   19 km/h   24%   Sunny
Tue 23/08   28°/21°   17 km/h   43%   Scattered thunderstorms possible
Wed 24/08   28°/20°   15 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Thu 25/08   28°/21°   17 km/h   16%   Mostly sunny
Fri 26/08   29°/21°   18 km/h   22%   Sunny


Edit: exchange rate updated
« Last Edit: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 11:14:28 by Maik »

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 08:11:08 »
Body of a 77 y-o Greek female recovered from the sea at Stoupas, West Mani.

Dead green turtle discovered midday yesterday at ​​Fanari, Komotini.

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 08:13:10 »
Minor traffic accident in Vathy yesterday when a car driven by a 62 y-o male local colided with a car driven by a 23 y-o female local who was treated locally for minor injury.

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 08:25:47 »
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UK ‘could become ideal red wine producer’ due to rising temperatures from climate change

The UK could become a leading producer of red wine due to rising temperatures from climate change, a new study claims.

Research on climate resilience in the UK wine sector suggested rising heat will affect grapes and could make Britain a key player in the production of high-quality wine.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/uk-red-wine-producer-climate-change-b2146030.html

That reminds me - we've got a young olive tree in the yard, every year produces olives about the size of pin heads. This year we've got two the size of peas!

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 11:17:23 »
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Inflation soars to double figures in biggest jump in 40 years amid cost of living crisis

The rate of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rose to 10.1% in July, up from 9.4% in June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

It means inflation in Britain remains at the highest level since February 1982.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-08-17/inflation-soars-to-double-figures-in-biggest-jump-in-40-years

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 11:23:30 »
Rural doctor service available in Kerameies,  Livathos  between 10:00-13:00 tomorrow, Thursday, 18 August. Face masks and social distancing required.

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 11:27:03 »
Manchester flight delayed by fog late last night, pilot took four attempts to land before bringing the 'plane in safely to Kef airport.

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 15:49:41 »
Body of a 74 y-o Greek female recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea at Kameni Vourla.

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 16:27:31 »

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 16:37:39 »
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State pension to breach £200 a week mark for first time
Soaring inflation will push payments up by £1,000 a year due to triple lock rules

Pensioners will be largely sheltered from the cost of living crisis next year as the state pension guarantees them an inflation-matched increase in income, while younger working households will bear the full brunt of rising prices, experts have warned.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/state-pension-breach-200-week-mark-first-time/

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 16:38:16 »
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Liz Truss has refused to enshrine animal welfare in trade deals, says minister
George Eustice says rival Rishi Sunak has made clear there will be no compromise on welfare standards
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/17/liz-truss-animal-welfare-trade-deals-george-eustice

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 16:43:41 »
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Backlash as man named Scotland’s first period dignity officer: ‘This feels like a joke’
Dundee man Jason Grant will discuss issues facing menstruating women and women with the menopause in his new role
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/scotland-period-dignity-officer-man-backlash-b2146585.html

Can see the feminists p.o.v. but... isn't that the idea of equality?

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 16:46:46 »
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Google fixes fifth Chrome zero-day bug exploited this year

The security update is currently rolling out for Windows, Mac and Linux. Users who have automatic updates turned on should receive it in the coming days/weeks.

To perform the update now, head to the browser’s settings, select “About Chrome” and let the browser’s internal checker scan for available updates. After the download is complete, restart the program to apply the security update.

Because the latest Google Chrome update fixes a flaw already exploited by threat actors, it is recommended switch to the latest version of the browser as soon as possible.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-fixes-fifth-chrome-zero-day-bug-exploited-this-year/

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 20:55:35 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 21:00:57 »
Drama off Xi beach earlier today when a small rental boat sank in a sea swell caused by windy conditions. One of two passengers rescued quickly, a search launched for second occupant who was found safe sometime later and taken to hospital for check up.

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 21:06:28 »
Death of a motorcyclist involved in a collision ten days ago in Frangata might throw the Robola festival in doubt?

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 23:05:07 »
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State pension to breach £200 a week mark for first time
Soaring inflation will push payments up by £1,000 a year due to triple lock rules

Pensioners will be largely sheltered from the cost of living crisis next year as the state pension guarantees them an inflation-matched increase in income, while younger working households will bear the full brunt of rising prices, experts have warned.
But worth remembering pensioners were denied the "guaranteed" "locked in" "set in law," rise for 2002, instead receiving 2% instead of 8%
As a result, next year's Bumper Payout should be seen as the 6% and a bit it truthfully reflects, once this year's deduction is factored in

But since when did the media let a little bit of maths and truth get in the way of some youngster annoying click-bait?

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Re: 17/08/22
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 23:54:33 »
2022 not 2002  ;-)