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23/12/21
« on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 02:29:05 »
No new cases of coronavirus on Kefalonia yesterday, according to EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1435
1 USD = € 0.8591

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 23/12   13°/08°    8 km/h   10%   Sunny
Fri 24/12   15°/10°    7 km/h   17%   Mostly sunny
Sat 25/12   16°/12°   14 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sun 26/12   17°/14°   24 km/h   78%   Light rain probable
Mon 27/12   17°/14°   26 km/h   90%   Light rain probable
Tue 28/12   16°/12°   24 km/h   82%   Thunderstorms probable
Wed 29/12   16°/11°   16 km/h   72%   Light rain probable
Thu 30/12   15°/10°   19 km/h   57%   Showers probable
Fri 31/12   14°/10°   17 km/h   09%   Sun & cloud
Sat 01/01   14°/10°   14 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny


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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 02:32:29 »
A doctor in Sami has been arrested and charged with issuing illegal prescriptions causing EOPY (Health Service) large financial losses.

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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 02:35:14 »
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Government mulling restrictions after holidays to curb Covid

Health Minister Thanos Plevris said Wednesday the government is considering imposing some restrictions after the holiday season to control the spread of the coronavirus.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1174312/government-mulling-restrictions-after-holidays-to-curb-covid/

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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 02:36:29 »
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Greece to Give Two Free Coronavirus Self Tests for the Holidays

Greece will offer two free coronavirus self tests to all Greeks over the holidays to help curb the spread of the virus, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday.

Mitsotakis decided on the measure after health officials recommended that he make a negative rapid test mandatory for entrance to enclosed spaces such as non-essential stores, restaurants, and cafes, which are currently accessible only by those who have been vaccinated.

The PM stated that he “rejected” the proposal, as he believes “that such a measure would be unfair for the vaccinated and, in the end, very difficult to implement.
https://greekreporter.com/2021/12/21/greece-coronavirus-self-tests/

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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 02:37:47 »
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Dozens of refugees believed dead after boat sinks in Greek waters
Coastguard says survivors unlikely in incident that comes days after more than 160 people drowned off Libyan coast
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/22/boat-sinks-greece-folegandros-refugees

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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 02:42:29 »
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Ancient mass migration transformed Britons' DNA

Scientists have uncovered evidence for a large-scale, prehistoric migration into Britain that may be linked to the spread of Celtic languages.

The mass-movement of people originated in continental Europe and occurred between 1,400 BC and 870 BC.

The discovery helps to explain the genetic make-up of many present-day people in Britain.

Around half the ancestry of later populations in England and Wales comes from these migrants.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59741723

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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 02:44:38 »
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Scientists discover perfectly preserved embryo inside 66 million-year-old fossilised dinosaur egg

Scientists have discovered a rare, perfectly preserved embryo inside a fossilised dinosaur egg about to hatch from at least 66 million years ago.

The embryo, named ‘Baby Yingliang’, was found in the Late Cretaceous rocks of Ganzhou, in southern China, and belongs to a toothless theropod dinosaur, or oviraptorosaur.
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-12-22/perfectly-preserved-embryo-found-inside-66-million-year-old-dinosaur-egg

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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 18:29:09 »
Tragedy in Argostoli: the fire department found an unconscious man when called to a car on fire in a workshop on Soundias Street. The man was transferred to Argostoli hospital but passed away due to a heart attack.

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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 18:37:45 »
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Greece brings back face masks outdoors, cancels public festivities to stem infections

The Greek government announced on Thursday new measures ahead of Christmas and New Year’s to prevent Covid infections and indicated that more restrictions are in the pipeline in the new year when the Omicron variant is expected to start spreading more widely.

As of Friday morning, masks will be obligatory in both indoor and outdoor areas – including churches – while a double mask or a KN95 will be required to travel in public transport or visit a supermarket.

All public festivities planned by municipalities in the coming days are canceled to avoid overcrowding.

[Health Minister Thanos] Plevris said these measures, that will take effect at 6 a.m. on Friday and continue until January 2, “are enough to celebrate Christmas and New Years safely.”

After January 3, the government will introduce more restrictive measures.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1174386/greece-brings-back-face-masks-cancels-public-celebrations-to-stem-infections/

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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 18:47:23 »
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No more announcements on Covid rules in England before Christmas, Sajid Javid says
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-12-23/no-more-announcements-on-covid-rules-in-england-before-christmas-javid-says


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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 18:49:26 »
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Tommy the Donkey given life-saving prosthetic limb after a life with deformed leg

A donkey from Worcestershire who has lived his life on a slant has been given a new limb by a team of prosthetics experts.

Nine year old Tommy, from Hillside, was born with a deformed front right leg and the way he was walking has damaged his health.

The first prosthetic limb ever made for an animal like him has been dubbed "life-changing" and "life-saving." This is because the gait he had developed was slowly destroying him.
https://www.itv.com/news/central/2021-12-23/tommy-the-donkey-given-life-saving-prosthetic-limb

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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 18:56:03 »
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Remove Christmas wreaths or face £120 fines, elderly residents warned

Elderly residents at a retirement complex in Kent have been threatened with fines by "Scrooge" housing association bosses who are refusing to let them put up Christmas decorations.

Hyde Housing, which runs Joseph Conrad House in Canterbury, ordered its residents to take down wreaths from doors and trees from communal areas or face £120 charges to remove them.

Residents said they wanted to make the complex more festive but Hyde told them the decorations posed a fire hazard and could put people at risk.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/elderly-residents-fined-christmas-wreaths-b1981313.html

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Re: 23/12/21
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 23 December, 2021 @ 22:34:57 »
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Secretly filmed footage shows man in Essex 'attacking a fox with garden fork'
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-12-23/footage-shows-man-in-essex-attacking-a-fox-with-garden-fork

There's some very sick people.