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25/08/22
« on: Thursday, 25 August, 2022 @ 03:15:48 »
Kef fire risk 25/08/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8681 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0232 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1519 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9773 €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
Thu 25/08   26°/21°   10 km/h   77%   Thunderstorms probable
Fri 26/08   27°/21°   13 km/h   54%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 27/08   28°/21°   15 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Sun 28/08   28°/21°   19 km/h   15%   Sunny
Mon 29/08   28°/22°   21 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 30/08   28°/21°   23 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 31/08   28°/21°   21 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 01/09   27°/20°   19 km/h   08%   Sunny
Fri 02/09   27°/20°   19 km/h   09%   Sunny
Sat 03/09   27°/20°   20 km/h   17%   Sunny


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Re: 25/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 25 August, 2022 @ 03:23:54 »
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Lost cars and speeding fines: the truth about airport parking
When you’re leaving on holiday, you need to know you can trust your valet – but some people are just being taken for a ride

With trains beset by strikes, and taxis astronomically expensive, airport valet parking may seem to holidaymakers like the best option this summer. It sounds straightforward: you drive to the terminal, hand over your car and keys to staff and, while they park, you relax in an airport bar. Your vehicle is now someone else’s concern until you touch down again at your vacation’s end.

But what actually happens after you bid it farewell? Possibly not what you think.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-truths/lost-cars-speeding-fines-truth-airport-parking

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Re: 25/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 25 August, 2022 @ 13:31:10 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 25/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 25 August, 2022 @ 15:02:58 »


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Huge python spotted slithering across Southampton roof and into bedroom window
https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2022-08-25/huge-python-spotted-slithering-across-roof-and-into-bedroom-window

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Re: 25/08/22
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 25 August, 2022 @ 20:23:32 »
Body of a 58 y-o Greek female recovered midday today from the sea off the Corinth Canal.

Body of a 57 y-o Greek female recovered from the sea midday today at Aegeira, Municipality of Aegialia.

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Re: 25/08/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 25 August, 2022 @ 20:40:11 »
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Monkey who was flushed down lavatory and offered cocaine settles with ‘boyfriend’

A monkey who was flushed down the lavatory and offered cocaine by its abusive owner is now “learning to trust again” with the help of a ‘boyfriend’.

Milly the marmoset was rescued by the RSPCA after cruel videos emerged of Vicki Holland, 39, abusing the animal at her home in Newport, Gwent.

The mother-of-four filmed herself flushing the monkey while it clung to a lavatory bowl and offering it cocaine while it cowered in a pile of clothes.

Holland was banned from keeping any animals for life after pleading guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offences in December last year.

Now the RSPCA has given an update on the monkey who has a ‘boyfriend’ called Moon - and the pair are inseparable at Monkey World, a specialist facility in Dorset.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/24/monkey-who-flushed-lavatory-offered-cocaine-settles-boyfriend/

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Re: 25/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 25 August, 2022 @ 20:43:46 »
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Prince Harry and Meghan turn down puppy to adopt older rescue beagle
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2022/08/24/duke-duchess-sussex-turn-puppy-adopt-rescue-beagle

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Re: 25/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 25 August, 2022 @ 20:47:58 »
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Bull with horns on fire gores man to death at Spanish festival

A young Spanish man has been gored to death by a bull with its horns set on fire as part of a local festival.

Adrian Martínez Fernández, 24, was buffeted by the half-tonne animal in the town of Vallada in Valencia on Sunday.

Footage of the incident showed how the bull, whose horns were set alight as part of a tradition for the annual bull-running festival, gored Mr Martínez as terrified spectators watched just a foot away behind protective railings.

Torture is Not Culture, an animal rights group, said the latest death in a bull-running event brought the number of fatalities in these activities to ten this year so far.

In 2013, the then conservative government declared bullfighting part of the national heritage which should be protected throughout Spain, effectively blocking any attempts to ban the practice.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/08/24/bull-horns-fire-gores-man-death-spanish-festival

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Re: 25/08/22
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 25 August, 2022 @ 21:05:09 »
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Dogs’ risk of canine dementia rises by more than 50% each year, study finds

If you can’t teach your old dog new tricks, it could be an ominous sign. Researchers have found the odds of a canine having doggy dementia rises by more than 50% with each year of age.

While dementia is a well-known condition in humans, dogs can experience a similar decline in cognitive function, with symptoms including disrupted sleep, forgetfulness, walking into things, difficulties adapting to change and getting lost.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/aug/25/dogs-risk-of-canine-dementia-rises-by-more-than-50-each-year-study-finds