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10/05/22
« on: Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 @ 03:46:22 »
Thirteen new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, none on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8779 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0876 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1391 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9195 €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
Tue 10/05   22°/14°   16 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Wed 11/05   22°/15°   14 km/h   12%   Sunny
Thu 12/05   23°/15°   13 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Fri 13/05   23°/16°   17 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Sat 14/05   23°/16°   17 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Sun 15/05   23°/16°   16 km/h   10%   Sunny
Mon 16/05   23°/16°   15 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 17/05   24°/16°   15 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 18/05   23°/16°   13 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny
Thu 19/05   23°/15°   17 km/h   12%   Sunny



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Re: 10/05/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 @ 04:02:13 »
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Some bats pretend to be bees to scare off predators

Sometimes you have to fake it until you make it.

Well, at least for some animals, you have to pretend to be scary and dangerous until you’re no longer on the verge of being eaten.

Pretending to be an animal much more dangerous than yourself is what biologists call “Batesian mimicry” – which scientists have now documented in a species of European bat that buzzes like a hornet.

Their report, published on Monday 9 May in Current Biology, notes that this is the first evidence of a mammal mimicking the sound of a more dangerous animal.

When researchers studying greater mouse-eared bats handled the animals, they noticed something strange — the bats seemed to buzz like hornets or bees. They theorised that the bats could be mimicking insects in an attempt to ward off potential predators.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/bats-bees-mimic-predators-b2075104.html

Hmmmmm


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Re: 10/05/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 @ 04:02:48 »
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Dirty Dancing: Sequel starring Jennifer Grey ‘will not ruin your childhood’, director says
Production is due to begin on new ‘Dirty Dancing’ later this year
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/dirty-dancing-sequel-jennifer-grey-b2075149.html


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Re: 10/05/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 @ 16:03:46 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 27/1
eody.gov.gr

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Re: 10/05/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 @ 16:19:53 »
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A wing and a prayer: is there hope for Britain’s loneliest bat?

Our rarest mammal lives on its own, with no known relatives this side of the Channel. Did the greater moused-eared bat stray here from France? And is it time we invited over some company?
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/10/greater-mouse-eared-bat-britain-rarest-mammal


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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 @ 16:39:44 »
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Greece Expects Half a Million Tourists from the U.S. This Year
https://greekreporter.com/2022/05/10/greece-american-tourists-2022/

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Re: 10/05/22
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 @ 18:16:26 »
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Inflation: The price of gasoline reaches 2.5 euros per liter

The price of gasoline and fuel in general has risen in recent weeks, since in some areas it has exceeded 2 euros. Indicatively, Kalymnos island may be mentioned, where gasoline is sold for 2.5 euros per liter.

Nationwide, the average price of unleaded stands at 2,168 euros per liter, while for diesel the price is 1,909 euros per liter.
https://www.in.gr/2022/05/10/english-edition/inflation-price-gasoline-reaches-2-5-euros-per-liter/


There was a useful website that enabled you to check prices, might still be up and running but I've lost the link. According to this similar site vrisko.gr/en/fuel-prices as at 05/05/22 prices on Kef varied from 2.17€ to 2.29€ per litre:

2.29€ : Agia Efimia
2.17€ - 2.26€ : Argostoli area
2.17€ - 2.20€ : Fiskardo area
2.25€ - 2.28€ : Lixouri area
2.22€ - 2.29€ : Poros area
2.22€ - 2.28€ : Sami area
2.39€ : Ithaka
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Re: 10/05/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 @ 19:43:31 »
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Captain Tom Moore gin pulled from sale after ‘breach of charity law’
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/captain-tom-moore-charity-gin-law-b2075691.html

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Re: 10/05/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 @ 19:47:15 »
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Experts uncover series of Stonehenge mystery monuments that could reveal secrets of the past

Archaeologists, investigating Stonehenge’s ancient prehistoric landscape, have discovered a series of previously unknown mystery monuments.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/stonehenge-mystery-rock-archaeologists-b2075729.html

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Re: 10/05/22
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 @ 21:33:17 »
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Tens of thousands of NatWest customers charged twice in Visa card glitch

NatWest customers have complained of being pushed into their overdraft after the bank confirmed a payments glitch had caused some accounts to be accidentally charged twice.

A number of customers said that the error, which showed some Visa debit card purchases twice, has decreased their balance and erroneously pushed them into their overdraft as the bank battles to rectify the issue.

It is understood that around 112,000 customers were affected by the glitch.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/05/10/natwest-customers-charged-twice-visa-card-glitch/