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02/05/22
« on: Monday, 02 May, 2022 @ 03:44:54 »
Eighteen new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, five on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8688 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0800 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1510 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9259 €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
Mon 02/05   16°/12°   10 km/h   92%   Light rain probable
Tue 03/05   18°/12°   19 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Wed 04/05   19°/12°   17 km/h   21%   Sunny
Thu 05/05   20°/13°   13 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Fri 06/05   21°/14°   10 km/h   10%   Mostly cloudy
Sat 07/05   21°/14°   15 km/h   35%   Showers possible later
Sun 08/05   20°/14°   15 km/h   50%   Showers possible early
Mon 09/05   20°/14°   15 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Tue 10/05   20°/14°   17 km/h   19%   Sunny
Wed 11/05   20°/13°   18 km/h   17%   Mostly sunny



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Re: 02/05/22
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 02 May, 2022 @ 03:48:02 »
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Free-range eggs return as hens are allowed back outside

From Monday hens are allowed back outside, after the government lifted restrictions imposed last November requiring them to stay indoors.

It means free-range labelling can return to shelves.

Since March, the eggs have been classified as "barn eggs" in supermarkets due to the length of time birds had been kept inside.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61275750


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Re: 02/05/22
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 02 May, 2022 @ 03:58:09 »
Bit of a bump yesterday between two cars on the short stretch of road between the bus station and the fire station in Argostoli, one vehicle suffered a badly mangled front end, driver escaped with minor injuries.

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Re: 02/05/22
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 02 May, 2022 @ 04:04:27 »
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Mediterranean Sea seen as hot spot for climate change

Climate change is having a significant impact on the Mediterranean Sea, according to the National Network for Climate Change (Climpact) Dialogue Forum, which noted rising sea temperatures and increased salinity and sea levels.

Dr Aristomenis Karageorgis, director of the Institute of Oceanography of the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (ELKETHE)... said there has been an estimated increase in the average sea temperature of 2.09 Celsius from 1982-2020, with a rising trend of 0.054C per year.

Warmer waters create a favorable environment for the expansion of invasive alien species.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1183238/mediterranean-sea-seen-as-hot-spot-for-climate-change/


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Re: 02/05/22
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 02 May, 2022 @ 04:08:40 »
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Greek Gov’t to Announce Measures for Lower Electricity Prices in May

Long-term, universal and substantial measures to deal with high electricity prices will be announced within May, government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou revealed on Sunday in an interview on SKAI television.

He stressed that people will no longer be seeing electricity bills that were four or five times higher than normal.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greek-govt-to-announce-measures-for-lower-electricity-prices-in-may/


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« Reply #6 on: Monday, 02 May, 2022 @ 04:12:18 »
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Higher minimum wage to apply from May 1, Labour Minister Hatzidakis tells ANA

As of Sunday, May 1, the basic wage will increase by 7.5 pct, on top of the 2 pct increase introduced in January 2022, rising to 713 euros per month from 663 euros previously. The corresponding minimum daily wage will increase to 31.85 euros from 29.62 euros.

Combined with the previous 2 pct wage increase in January and the reduction in social insurance contributions paid by employees, this amounts to an 11.8 pct increase in annual take-home pay, Hatzidakis noted.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/643238/Higher-minimum-wage-to-apply-from-May-1--Labour-Minister-Hatzidakis-tells-ANA


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« Reply #7 on: Monday, 02 May, 2022 @ 11:40:59 »
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Rare ‘Wicked’ bible that encourages adultery discovered in New Zealand

First copy of the 1631 bible, which mistakenly reads ‘thou shalt commit adultery’, to be found in the southern hemisphere
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/02/rare-wicked-bible-that-encourages-adultery-discovered-in-new-zealand


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« Reply #8 on: Monday, 02 May, 2022 @ 16:08:03 »
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Boris Johnson to appear on Good Morning Britain for first time since fridge incident
‘We’re actually going to be hearing from him, for once, tomorrow’

Boris Johnson will appear on Good Morning Britain for the first time since the fridge incident three years ago.

In 2019, the prime minister was said to have hidden inside a fridge when he was approached by GMB producer Jonathan Swain in Yorkshire for a TV interview.

In a clip that was shared widely at the time, Johnson is heard saying: “I’ll be with you in a second,” before walking inside a fridge together with his aides.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/boris-johnson-good-morning-britain-fridge-b2069790.html


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Re: 02/05/22
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 02 May, 2022 @ 18:17:31 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 7/1
eody.gov.gr

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« Reply #10 on: Monday, 02 May, 2022 @ 18:56:55 »
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'Inexplicable' Loch Ness video shows '30ft humped creature' lurking in the water
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/inexplicable-loch-ness-video-shows-26838191

Video in link  :unsure:

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Re: 02/05/22
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 02 May, 2022 @ 21:47:24 »
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New invention turns seawater into drinking water at the push of a button

Researchers have invented a desalination device that can turn seawater into drinking water at the push of a button.

The technology uses a technique that essentially zaps the water with electicity in order to remove salt molecules, bacteria and viruses. This eliminates the need for replacement filters and high pressure pumps, which current commercially available desalination units require.

Packaged in a suitcase-sized device, it weighs less than 10 kilograms and can be powered with a portable solar panel.

This makes it suitable for use in remote and severely resource-limited areas, according to the team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who developed it.

It is designed to be used by nonexperts, and can be controlled wirelessly through a companion smartphone app.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/desalination-drinking-water-mit-solar-power-b2069727.html

Early days but big potential for Greek islands