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10/01/22
« on: Monday, 10 January, 2022 @ 01:53:13 »
Fifty one new cases of coronavirus confirmed n Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, none on Ithaka.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1637
1 USD = € 0.8593

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
Mon 10/01   12°/09°    9 km/h   89%   Rain probable
Tue 11/01   13°/08°   20 km/h   79%   Light rain probable
Wed 12/01   12°/06°   22 km/h   01%   Mostly sunny
Thu 13/01   10°/05°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny
Fri 14/01   12°/08°   10 km/h   15%   Sunny
Sat 15/01   14°/09°    9 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sun 16/01   14°/10°   10 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Mon 17/01   14°/11°   13 km/h   54%   Showers probable
Tue 18/01   15°/10°   13 km/h   42%   Few showers possible
Wed 19/01   14°/10°   17 km/h   37%   Few showers possible


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Re: 10/01/22
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 10 January, 2022 @ 16:10:53 »
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Patras Carnival opening ceremony delayed over Covid spread

The opening ceremony of the annual Patras Carnival, hailed as Greece’s most prominent celebration of the festivities in the runup to Lent, has been delayed according to an announcement of the municipal authorities of the western port city on Monday. Apart from the wider epidemiological situation, the announcement revealed that several ceremony participants tested positive.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1175249/patras-carnival-opening-ceremony-delayed-over-covid-spread/

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Re: 10/01/22
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 10 January, 2022 @ 16:47:12 »
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Giant 'sea dragon' surfaces in the Midlands in one of Britain's 'greatest ever' prehistoric finds
The 180 million-year-old ichthyosaur is the largest and most complete fossil of any marine reptile found in Britain

Scientists are celebrating one of the “greatest finds” in British palaeontological history after the skeleton of a 180 million-year-old sea dragon was discovered in Rutland.

Measuring 10 metres in length with a skull weighing approximately one tonne, the ichthyosaur is the largest and most complete fossil of any marine reptile found in Britain.

Ichthyosaurs were marine reptiles that lived in Britain 250 million years ago. They went extinct 90 million years ago.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/01/10/giant-deep-surfaces-midlands-one-britains-greatest-ever-prehistoric/



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Re: 10/01/22
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 10 January, 2022 @ 20:34:33 »
Anyone who's into Microsoft Flight Simulator might be interested to  know that Scenic Routes are likely to release a Kefalonia airport add-on, according to twinfinite.net

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Kefalonia Airport Officially Announced

The developer is targeting late Q1 2022 or early Q2 for this release.
https://twinfinite.net/2022/01/microsoft-flight-simulator-kefalonia-sonderborg/

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Re: 10/01/22
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 10 January, 2022 @ 20:46:59 »
Sixty two new coronavirus cases on Kef today, three on Ithaka

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Re: 10/01/22
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 10 January, 2022 @ 20:48:24 »
Light scattering of snow atop Ainos, more expected.

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Re: 10/01/22
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 10 January, 2022 @ 20:52:55 »
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People vaccinated abroad can now register on Greek vaccination site

Residents in Greece who were vaccinated abroad can now register themselves as vaccinated on an official Greek website and schedule a booster if necessary.

The anagnorisi.emvolio.gov.gr platform, which was launched on Monday, can be used by holders of the European Covid-19 Digital Certificate or a digital certificate from a non-EU country that has signed up to the EU Covid-19 digital certificate system.

The platform is available in both Greek and English.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1175264/people-vaccinated-abroad-can-now-register-on-greek-vaccination-site/

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Re: 10/01/22
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 10 January, 2022 @ 20:54:48 »
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PM refuses to deny attending Downing Street drinks during lockdown
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59930733

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Re: 10/01/22
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 10 January, 2022 @ 20:57:08 »
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Email proves Downing Street staff held drinks party at height of lockdown


Downing Street staff were invited to a drinks party in the Number 10 garden during the height of nationwide lockdown to "make the most of the lovely weather".

An email shared exclusively with ITV News provides the first evidence of a party on May 20, 2020, when the rest of the country was banned from meeting more than one other person outdoors.

The email was sent by the Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary Martin Reynolds to over a hundred employees in Number 10, including the Prime Minister's advisors, speechwriters and door staff.

In it, Mr Reynolds - a senior No 10 civil servant who has run Boris Johnson's private office since October 2019 - says:

"Hi all,

"After what has been an incredibly busy period it would be nice to make the most of the lovely weather and have some socially distanced drinks in the No10 garden this evening.

"Please join us from 6pm and bring your own booze!"

ITV News understands around 40 staff gathered in the garden that evening, eating picnic food and drinking. Crucially, they included the Prime Minister and his wife Carrie Johnson.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-01-10/email-proves-downing-street-staff-held-drinks-party-at-height-of-lockdown