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17/12/21
« on: Friday, 17 December, 2021 @ 03:37:09 »
Four new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesteray by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1444
1 USD = € 0.8565

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 17/12   14°/08°   10 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 18/12   10°/06°   20 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny
Sun 19/12   10°/08°   16 km/h   00%   Sunny
Mon 20/12   14°/10°   20 km/h   40%   Showers possible
Tue 21/12   13°/08°   17 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Wed 22/12   13°/10°    7 km/h   15%   Mostly sunny
Thu 23/12   14°/12°   12 km/h   72%   Light rain probable
Fri 24/12   16°/13°   20 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Sat 25/12   16°/13°   22 km/h   55%   Showers probable
Sun 26/12   16°/13°   26 km/h   60%   Showers probable


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Re: 17/12/21
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 17 December, 2021 @ 04:05:34 »
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Mentally ill killer, 59, 'rapes and suffocates his mother, 83, with a pillow' - 28 years after murdering his grandmother - in case that has shocked Greece

A police officer also recalled the victim's mother had been killed by grandson
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10317161/Mentally-ill-killer-59-rapes-suffocates-mother-83-pillow-Greece.html

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Re: 17/12/21
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 17 December, 2021 @ 04:07:51 »
No mains electricity between 08:00-11:00 on Ithaka today due to essential maintenance work.

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Re: 17/12/21
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 17 December, 2021 @ 08:04:51 »
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North Shropshire by-election: Tories lose to Lib Dems in humiliation for Boris Johnson
Shock defeat for Tories who had held the seat for almost 200 years

The Liberal Democrats have pulled off an extraordinary victory in North Shropshire by taking a lifelong Tory seat in the by-election for the first time in 200 years.

In a shock result, the Lib Dem candidate Helen Morgan secured 17,957 votes, leaving the Conservative Neil Shastri-Hurst with 12,032, and giving the Lib Dems a majority of 5,925 after a massive swing of 34 per cent.

The by-election was called after Owen Paterson resigned following sleaze allegations after he was found to have broken lobbying rules for taking around half a million pounds from two companies and seeking to influence government policy.

The North Shropshire seat has returned a Conservative MP since 1830. It will prove a humiliating defeat for the Tories and will be regarded by many as a referendum on Boris Johnson’s leadership.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/12/17/north-shropshire-election-result-tories-lose-lib-dems-win-labour/

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Re: 17/12/21
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 17 December, 2021 @ 13:31:48 »
Essential maintenance work means mains power will be off in Riza, Raya and the center of Poros between 08:00-15:00 tomorrow, Saturday, 18 December.

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Re: 17/12/21
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 17 December, 2021 @ 13:39:04 »
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Wood burners cause nearly half of urban air pollution cancer risk – study
Exclusive: Wood smoke is a more important carcinogen than vehicle fumes, finds Athens analysis

Wood burning stoves in urban areas are responsible for almost half of people’s exposure to cancer-causing chemicals found in air pollution particles, new research has shown.

The analysis was done in Athens, Greece, but the researchers were clear that this was not an unusual case. They said that home wood burning was a significant issue for urban air quality throughout Europe and that excessive exposure to wood smoke could cause severe health effects.

“Athens is not an exception – it’s more representative of a rule,” said Athanasios Nenes, at the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas in Patras, Greece, and one of the team behind the new study. “On the one hand, it’s: ‘Oh, my goodness, this is terrible.’ But on the other hand, it points to something people can actually do to reduce this risk without too much effort. You basically stop burning wood. That’s the bottom line.”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/17/wood-burners-urban-air-pollution-cancer-risk-study

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Re: 17/12/21
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 17 December, 2021 @ 17:44:32 »
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Top civil servant investigating Downing Street party claims ‘attended Christmas drinks’
Officials, Labour and SNP question Simon Case’s role in leading probe into parties which breached rules at Number 10

Britain’s top civil servant – who is investigating claims parties were held at Downing Street – has been accused of attending an impromptu Christmas drinks himself last year in breach of Covid rules, The Independent has learnt.

Simon Case, who was asked by Boris Johnson to look into potential government gatherings at the end of 2020 , is alleged to have shared drinks with 15 to 20 staff in mid-December 2020, according to two Whitehall officials who attended the event.
https://www.independent.co.uk/politics/simon-case-downing-street-covid-party-b1978167.html




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Re: 17/12/21
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 17 December, 2021 @ 17:45:14 »
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Rail fares to increase by 3.8% in March
Industry welcomes decision not to raise fares above July’s RPI inflation rate as some had feared
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/dec/17/rail-fares-increase-march-inflation

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Re: 17/12/21
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 17 December, 2021 @ 17:49:10 »
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‘This new snow has no name’: Sami reindeer herders face climate disaster
The only indigenous people left in Europe are struggling to keep their way of life as the Arctic warms up
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/dec/17/new-snow-no-name-sami-reindeer-herders-climate-disaster

Not that Sami!

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Re: 17/12/21
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 17 December, 2021 @ 20:09:41 »
Essential maintenance work means mains power will be off between 08:00-15:00 on Sunday, 19 December in the following areas: Argostoli-Theodora Lighthouse, Lassi 'ring road'; Children's Home-Lassi Hotel.

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Re: 17/12/21
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 17 December, 2021 @ 20:39:47 »
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Top civil servant Simon Case set to quit No 10 party probe amid rule breach claims

The UK's top civil servant is expected to step aside from his role leading an inquiry into Downing Street lockdown parties, after it emerged an event was held in his own office.

Simon Case had been due to report on claims Covid rules were broken at events for staff last year.

But his role was put into doubt after reports a party was held in his office, while London was under Covid rules.

The BBC understands a quiz was held for members of Mr Case's private office on 17 December 2020, and invites were sent out titled "Christmas Party!"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59701369