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01/06/23
« on: Thursday, 01 June, 2023 @ 04:21:23 »
Καλό μήνα

Kef fire risk 01/06/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8900 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1004 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1236 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9088 €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 01/06   25°/18°   13 km/h   33%   Thundershowers possible
Fri 02/06   25°/18°   16 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Sat 03/06   25°/18°   20 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny
Sun 04/06   26°/19°   13 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny
Mon 05/06   26°/19°   12 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Tue 06/06   26°/19°   12 km/h   21%   Mostly cloudy
Wed 07/06   26°/19°   15 km/h   35%   Isolated thunderstorms possible
Thu 08/06   26°/19°   17 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Fri 09/06   26°/19°   17 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Sat 10/06   26°/19°   17 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 01/06/23
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 01 June, 2023 @ 14:06:29 »
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An erratic spring followed by a late summer

May was uncharacteristically chilly this year and many part of the country experienced rain on half of the month’s days, while short-term forecasts point to wet and cooler days in the first part of June as well.

“It was not so much the amount of water that fell, but the frequency of rainy days, even with drizzle, that made an impression,” Kostas Lagouvardos, director of research at the National Observatory of Athens and chief scientist at its Meteo.gr weather service, told Kathimerini.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1212350/an-erratic-spring-followed-by-a-late-summer/

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Re: 01/06/23
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 01 June, 2023 @ 14:23:22 »
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Kitty confidential: 13 secret signals all cat owners need to know – from a quivering tail to aeroplane ears
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/jun/01/kitty-confidential-13-secret-signals-all-cat-owners-need-to-know-from-a-quivering-tail-to-aeroplane-ears

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Re: 01/06/23
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 01 June, 2023 @ 14:29:47 »
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Tesco issues two-week warning to everyone with a Clubcard
Tesco warns of change to Clubcards from 14 June

Tesco has urged its 20 million Clubcard customers to cash in their rewards over the next fortnight before they are cut from three times to two times their value.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tesco-clubcard-points-changes-when-b2349570.html

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Re: 01/06/23
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 01 June, 2023 @ 15:25:57 »
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Health alert system aims to cut heatwave deaths

A new alert system will warn the public when high temperatures could damage their health this summer in England.

Run by the UK Health Security Agency and the Met Office, it is aimed at reducing illness and deaths among the most vulnerable.

Individuals can sign up to receive alerts directly here.
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-65769165.amp

View current Weather-Health Alerting situation

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Re: 01/06/23
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 01 June, 2023 @ 15:29:46 »
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Remote driver car rental service launches in Milton Keynes

A car rental service that delivers a remotely driven vehicle to the user has been launched in a city.

The Fetch vehicle system has been tested in Milton Keynes for 18 months and will now be available to customers.

Imperium Drive, the company behind the service where cars are controlled by an office-based operator, claimed it was the first of its kind in Europe.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-65768717

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Re: 01/06/23
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 01 June, 2023 @ 16:15:37 »


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Bulldozers move in on iconic Mykonos beach club

Αn iconic beach club on the popular Greek holiday island of Mykonos that was found to be in flagrant violation of multiple zoning, environmental and public access laws is demolishing more than 200 square meters of illegal constructions.

Since the iconic beach club’s violations came to light in early May, aerial photographs and building plans have revealed that the property’s owners have been systematically adding to the original 1980s building, more than trebling its size.

They also seem to have taken advantage of successive laws offering immunity for illegal construction in exchange for a fee to legalize these additions and then expand on them further, apparently in anticipation of another chance for legalizing them.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1212404/bulldozers-move-in-on-iconic-mykonos-beach-club/

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Re: 01/06/23
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 01 June, 2023 @ 20:50:22 »
A 60 y-o British female tourist repatriated from Argostoli airport earlier today by private jet after suffering multiple fractures in a fall.



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Re: 01/06/23
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 01 June, 2023 @ 23:24:56 »
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Newly discovered stone tools drag dawn of Greek archaeology back by a quarter-million years

Deep in an open coal mine in southern Greece, researchers have discovered the antiquities-rich country’s oldest archaeological site, which dates to 700,000 years ago and is associated with modern humans’ hominin ancestors.

The find announced Thursday would drag the dawn of Greek archaeology back by as much as a quarter of a million years, although older hominin sites have been discovered elsewhere in Europe. The oldest, in Spain, dates to more than a million years ago.
https://apnews.com/article/greece-archaeology-oldest-site-stone-tools-3e84007cde4d77a2725b7877b9b38335


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Re: 01/06/23
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 01 June, 2023 @ 23:40:11 »
Hm, word has it that the Municipality of Argostoli hasn't auctioned off the concession for sunbeds and beach bar on Makrys Yialos beach (or Platys Yialos?) despite the tender last year bringing in more revenue than all other beaches in the municipality.
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