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05/05/22
« on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 02:23:10 »
Twenty two new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, one on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8672 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0847 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1531 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9219 €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 05/05   20°/14°   11 km/h   14%   Sunny
Fri 06/05   21°/15°   13 km/h   61%   Showers probable afternoon/evening
Sat 07/05   22°/14°   16 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud
Sun 08/05   22°/14°   12 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud
Mon 09/05   21°/14°   15 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny
Tue 10/05   22°/15°   16 km/h   22%   Sunny
Wed 11/05   22°/15°   14 km/h   15%   Sunny
Thu 12/05   22°/15°   14 km/h   15%   Sunny
Fri 13/05   22°/16°   15 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sat 14/05   22°/15°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny



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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 02:28:26 »
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Ryanair invents ‘five year’ rule for children’s passports

Europe’s biggest budget airline is turning passengers away from flights from the UK to Europe by applying non-existent rules.

Since Brexit, British passports must meet two conditions for travel to the European Union:

*   On the day of travel to the EU, issued less than 10 years ago.
*   On the intended day of leaving the EU, at least three months remaining before the expiry date .

All valid children’s passports automatically meet the first test: they are issued for a maximum of five years and nine months.

But Ryanair insists: ”Under current EU rules which apply, a child’s passport must be no more than five years old on the date of travel.”

There is no such rule.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-brexit-passport-children-travel-b2071507.html


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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 14:17:20 »
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Whale Dies in Rhodes, Greece With 15kg of Plastic in its Stomach

A beaked whale that washed up and was found dead on a beach in Rhodes, Greece on Monday died because of 15kg of plastic in its stomach, a necropsy revealed on Wednesday.

Fishing nets, rope, packing straps, bags, and plastic cups were among the items discovered in the stomach of the 5.3 meter-long mammal.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/05/04/whale-dies-greece-plastic-stomach/


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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 14:21:37 »
Volunteers needed for cleanup of Koutavos lagoon shore, organised by Argostoli municipality for 10:30 this Sunday, 08 May.

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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 14:51:49 »
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'Flying' paramedics in jet suits could be saving lives by this summer

In a recent test by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), a paramedic was able to reach the top of Helvellyn mountain - a 750 metre climb which would normally take around an hour on foot - in just three minutes.
https://www.itv.com/news/border/2022-05-05/flying-paramedics-in-jet-suits-could-be-saving-lives-by-this-summer



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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 14:54:15 »
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Tighter Safety Rules for Hotels in Greece, More Inspections

Greek authorities announced this week that starting this month, Greece’s Labor Inspection Body (SEPE) would be carrying out checks at hotels to ensure laws and security regulations are being implemented after Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said changes would be made to the relevant framework.

Kikilias went on to add that licenses will be revaluated and inspections will include ensuring that lifeguards and security guards are present at hotel swimming pools, safety standards at private playgrounds, as well as adherence by hotel facilities to safety rules with regard to employees and visitors.
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/05/05/tighter-safety-rules-for-hotels-in-greece-more-inspections/


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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 14:57:00 »
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New Thomas Cook: 30% of Bookings for 2022 are for Greece

Greece is currently the biggest selling destination of the new Thomas Cook, the company’s CEO, Alan French, said on Wednesday.

According to Mr French, bookings for Greece this week are higher than for Spain in total and have consistently been higher than those for Turkey.
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/05/04/new-thomas-cook-30-of-bookings-for-2022-are-for-greece/

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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 15:03:00 »
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Boris Johnson shelves plan ensure restaurant workers can keep tips
Plan dropped from Queen’s Speech despite ministers’ pledges in September

The government has shelved plans to bring in legislation that would ensure restaurant and other hospitality workers get to keep the tips they are given.

The bill, which was endorsed by the government as recently as September, will not be included in the Queen's Speech, according to insiders cited by the Financial Times.

In September business minister Paul Scully said it would become "illegal" to withhold tips and a new law would "ensure tips will go to those who worked for it".

He said the legislation was necessary because of the move towards tipping on cards saw employers exert more control over tips that were taken.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/restuarant-workers-tips-law-keep-b2072132.html


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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 15:34:27 »
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Greece Reaches Agreement With Romania in a Bid to Lure More Romanian Tourists This Summer
https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/greece-reaches-agreement-with-romania-in-a-bid-to-lure-more-romanian-tourists-this-summer/


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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 16:10:07 »
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Greek priest to trans woman at food line: “Cut off your tits and come back to get food”
The priest called her a ‘creature of the devil”

A priest handing out charity meals to the destitute verbally attacked a trans woman who lined up to get a portion at church. A video posted online shows the interaction where the priest insults the person in anger.

“I have brought you all my papers, I meet all the conditions. Why do you refuse to give me food?” The trans woman can be heard saying in a video shown by the show “Super Katerina” on Alpha. “You are a man with tits. You are a man pretending to be a woman,” he told her, among other things.
https://en.protothema.gr/greek-priest-to-trans-woman-at-food-line-cut-off-your-tits-and-come-back-to-get-food/

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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 16:13:37 »
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PM Mitsotakis to make announcements on electricity rates on Thursday at 19:00
https://naftemporiki.gr/story/1859661/pm-mitsotakis-to-make-announcements-on-electricity-rates-on-thursday-at-1900


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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 16:52:19 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 12/2
eody.gov.gr


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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 22:03:48 »
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Matt Hancock opens his home to seven Ukrainian refugees ... and their four dogs
Former health secretary plays host to a constituent's mother, two sisters, niece, nephew, and the nephew's partner and his grandmother

Robert Jenrick, the former housing secretary, was the first MP to take in a refugee family when he welcomed a mother and her two children to his home in Nottinghamshire last month.

Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, later confirmed he had been joined in Hertfordshire by a three-generation Ukrainian family and their dog.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/05/05/matt-hancock-opens-home-seven-ukrainian-refugees/


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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 22:06:38 »
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Britain’s rivers are awash with statins, antidepressants and prescription drugs
Experts call on GPs to consider ‘social prescribing’ rather than medication as part of efforts to alleviate environmental impact
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/05/05/high-drug-levels-rivers-means-gps-should-remedy-prescription/



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Re: 05/05/22
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 22:10:54 »
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Moon soil can turn carbon dioxide into oxygen and could support life in space, study finds

Moon soil can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, raising the possibility that it could be used to support human life in space, a study has found.

The report published in the scientific journal Joule found that moon soil contains active compounds that could be used, along with sunlight and carbon dioxide, to produce water, oxygen and fuel to support life on a moonbase and enable further exploration of space.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/human-life-space-moon-soil-b2072138.html