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19/08/22
« on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 00:11:20 »
Kef fire risk 19/08/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8692 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0483 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1505 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9539 €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 19/08   32°/23°   18 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sat 20/08   30°/23°   22 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud
Sun 21/08   28°/22°   30 km/h   08%   Sunny, windy
Mon 22/08   28°/21°   24 km/h   22%   Sunny
Tue 23/08   28°/20°   21 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Wed 24/08   27°/21°   14 km/h   68%   Scattered thunderstorms probable
Thu 25/08   27°/21°   15 km/h   45%   Thunderstorms possible
Fri 26/08   28°/21°   16 km/h   19%   Sunny
Sat 27/08   29°/21°   16 km/h   11%   Sunny
Sun 28/08   29°/22°   19 km/h   11%   Sunny


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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 01:58:50 »
Body of a 56 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea off Varkiza beach, Attica.

Dead loggerhead discovered midday yesterday in the sea off Prasouda, southern Pelion.

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 02:00:12 »
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Total cases of monkeypox in Greece rise to 50

The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox in Greece rose to 50 according to a report released by the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) on Thursday.

According to the report, all confirmed cases are men, aged 19-59, out of which 16 reported travelling abroad during the incubation period of the virus (32%).

It also noted that those affected by the virus have either fully recovered or are recovering in generally good condition.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1191358/total-cases-of-monkeypox-in-greece-rise-to-50/

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 11:05:17 »
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Greece, Egypt And Saudi Arabia To Launch Joint 2030 World Cup Bid

Greece, Egypt and Saudi Arabia will submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, according to Egyptian media. If successful, this would make it the first World Cup to be hosted across continents, in this case Europe, Africa and Asia.

Cairo 24 reported that a tripartite meeting was held to determine the final arrangements for the bid to host the event, as the three countries agreed to submit a joint bid for the world’s premier football “date” at national team level.

If the specific information is true...
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/08/05/greece-saudi-arabia-world-cup/

 :hmm: Not sure about that one...

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 11:15:33 »
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Taxman identifies 14 food businesses that hid €5.15 mln in income

The Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has said it has identified 14 restaurants and cafes around the country that failed to issue receipts for 449,000 orders with a total value of €5.15 million.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1191420/taxman-identifies-14-food-businesses-that-hid-e5-15-mln-in-income/

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 11:21:16 »
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Lee Byer charged with murder of grandfather stabbed to death on his mobility scooter
The 44-year-old, of Southall, west London, will appear at Willesden Magistrates' Court today in relation to the stabbing in Greenford
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/19/man-charged-murder-grandfather-stabbed-death-mobility-scooter/

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 11:26:25 »
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Self-driving cars could be on UK roads next year
Transport Secretary praises ‘fantastic technology’ as Government invests £100 million into self-driving industry

The first self-driving cars could be on British roads by next year, said Grant Shapps, as he laid out the timetable for a technological motoring revolution in the UK.

The Transport Secretary said the first cars, coaches and lorries with self-driving features such as automatic lane and speed control could be deployed on UK motorways in 2023.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/19/grant-shapps-self-driving-cars-could-uk-roads-2023

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 11:31:43 »
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Winemaker accused of passing off cheap bottles as quality vintages in £22m fraud

A winemaker was accused of masterminding a £22 million fraud by passing off millions of bottles of lower grade wine as better-quality vintages in what is believed to be the largest fraud of its kind in Spain.

A husband, his wife and her sister and three other executives allegedly pretended their wine was from the Denomination of Origin of Terra Alta and Priorat and other types of wine, when in fact it was the inferior grade Reserva de la Tierra.

The company flooded supermarkets in Spain with 15 million bottles of lower-quality wine and even sold some in the United States and China, where Priorat wine is popular, court papers said.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/08/19/winemaker-accused-passing-cheap-bottles-quality-vintages-22m

They sold 15,000,000 bottles of the stuff and no-one noticed it wasn't what it said on the label!?!

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 11:50:18 »
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Seal breaks into New Zealand home, traumatises cat and hangs out on couch

A curious young seal has been returned to the sea after breaking into a New Zealand home, harassing the resident cat, hanging about in the hallway for a couple of hours while the children slept upstairs, and miraculously ruining nothing.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/19/seal-breaks-into-new-zealand-home-traumatises-cat-and-hangs-out-on-couch

 :hi:

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 11:58:44 »
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Apple releases Safari 15.6.1 to fix zero-day bug used in attacks

Apple has released Safari 15.6.1 for macOS Big Sur and Catalina to fix a zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild to hack Macs.

This zero-day vulnerability is the same one that was patched by Apple yesterday for macOS Monterey and iPhone/iPads.

This is the seventh zero-day vulnerability fixed by Apple in 2022.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/apple-releases-safari-1561-to-fix-zero-day-bug-used-in-attacks/

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 12:41:28 »
Reward of 1000€ offered to anyone who can identify a driver who ran over a kitten in Karavomylos.

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 13:11:10 »

https://youtu.be/tl8PolKlg5U?t=1

Branagh looks to play BoJo well but the series only tells part of the story:

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The series will not dramatise the parties in Downing Street that threatened to topple Mr Johnson's premiership earlier this year. It is understood this omission is down to the fact that filming on the series had finished by the time the parties came to light.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/08/18/what-really-went-inside-no-10-covid-crisis-tv-drama-may-have

"parties in Downing Street that threatened to topple Mr Johnson's premiership" - Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part but hasn't BoJo been toppled?


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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 13:32:17 »
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Belief in heaven and hell still strong, survey shows

Almost one in two (44.3%) Greek respondents in the World Values Survey (WVS) said they believe hell exists.

Almost 82% of Greek respondents said religion is very or fairly important to them... Most Greeks (91.7%) said they believe in God...

However, belief in God seems to have decreased since the survey began.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1191289/belief-in-heaven-and-hell-still-strong-survey-shows/

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 14:33:49 »
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Liz Truss called for patients to be charged for seeing their GP

Liz Truss called for patients to be charged to see their GP, a 2009 document she penned has revealed.

Its recommendations for cutting £28bn in a single year included introducing user charges to see a GP, cutting the pay of hospital “registrars, consultants, GPs and managers” by 10 per cent, and scrapping “pensioner gimmicks, such as the winter fuel allowance”.

A spokesperson for Ms Truss was quoted as saying that “co-authoring a document does not mean that someone supports every proposal put forward. Liz is focused on her bold economic plan to boost growth, cut taxes and put money back into hardworking people’s pockets”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/liz-truss-reform-government-spending-b2148237.html

Hm, if you put your name to a document you're responsible for what's in the document. But it was written thirteen years ago and she changes her (claimed) beliefs more often than most people change TV stations. Having said British workers don't work hard enough, who are the "hardworking people" whose pockets she wants to put money into? No prizes for figuring that one out.


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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #14 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 15:24:41 »
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Belief in heaven and hell still strong, survey shows

However, belief in God seems to have decreased since the survey began.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1191289/belief-in-heaven-and-hell-still-strong-survey-shows/

Thank God for that!!!!  :lol:

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #15 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 17:06:40 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #16 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 17:11:42 »
Aenos National Park closed from 06:00 Saturday,20 August until 08:00 Monday, 22 August due to risk of fire. Closure may be extended.

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #17 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 17:18:37 »
Karagiozis shadow puppet theatre in Poros plateia at 21:00 this evening, free admission. In Greek language.

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #18 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 17:36:41 »
Earlier today a driver heading into Poros lost control of his car just before Poros gorge and the vehicle went down the embankment before nesting in dense vegetation. Rather unlucky as it happened just before a stretch of safety barrier. Driver shocked but physically uninjured, car hoisted out by crane and taken away on a flatbed.

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #19 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 20:02:32 »
Body of an 89 y-o local Greek female recovered this morning from the sea off Alimos, Athens.

Body of an 84 y-o Greek female recovered this morning from the sea off Kallithea beach, Kassandra.

Body of an unidentified female aged approx. 75-80 recovered midday today from the sea off Artemis beach, Attica.

Body of an 84 y-o Greek male recovered midday today from Petra beach, Lesvos.

Dead turtle discovered midday today in the sea at Ichthyoskala, ​​Kavala.

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #20 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 20:13:49 »
Bush fire near Pastra last night brought under control and extinguished quite quickly by the local volunteer emergency team, now a new fire between Tzannata and Agios Nikolaos. Tackled by two fire trucks and crew plus two firefighting PZLs.

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« Reply #21 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 20:36:11 »
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Man who dumped wife's body in suitcase after wedding night murder jailed

A man who murdered his wife on their wedding night before dumping her body in a suitcase has been jailed for at least 21 years.

Thomas Nutt, 46, strangled diminutive 52-year-old Dawn Walker at their home in Lightcliffe, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, within hours of their wedding on 27 October last year.
https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2022-08-19/man-who-dumped-brides-body-in-suitcase-after-wedding-night-murder-jailed

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« Reply #22 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 20:44:52 »
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Unique twins born with different skin colours at Nottingham City Hospital

When Ayon and Azirah were born at Nottingham City Hospital in April this year mum Chantelle Broughton said she was shocked.

The 29-year-old's son Ayon was born with fair skin and green eyes, meanwhile her daughter Azirah had dark skin and brown eyes.

There is a one in 500 chance that an interracial couple will have twins with different skin colours, according to population geneticist Dr. Jim Wilson from the University of Edinburgh as reported by the BBC article in 2011.

Professor James McInerney chair in evolutionary biology at the University of Nottingham's School of Life Sciences, said: "The twins are not identical (monozygotic) twins.

"Therefore, they have different genetics – they are as closely related to one another as two siblings.

"It probably feels quite unusual because they are twins, but in reality it’s not so unusual."
https://www.itv.com/news/central/2022-08-19/unique-twins-born-with-totally-different-skin-colours-at-nottingham-hospital

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #23 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 22:26:57 »
Fire between Tzannata and Agios Nikolaos successfully extinguished.

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Re: 19/08/22
« Reply #24 on: Friday, 19 August, 2022 @ 22:35:23 »
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Concern over huge rise in fires caused by e-bike and e-scooter batteries

An ITV News investigation found fresh evidence of a link between hundreds of fires across the country - findings which led to new warnings about one of the fastest growing transport trends.

E-bike and e-scooter batteries pack a lot of energy into a small space, but if they get damaged or are charged incorrectly the consequences can be dire. Our new Freedom of Information findings show an alarming rise in the number of fires caused by e-bike and e-scooter batteries. There were 40 fires in 2020, an amount which more than doubled last year to 106.

And this year, there have been 203 incidents all over the country, meaning an increase of more than 400% in two years.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-08-19/concern-over-huge-rise-in-fires-caused-by-e-bike-and-e-scooter-batteries