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11/05/22
« on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 03:31:31 »
Twenty seven new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, one on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8816 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0871 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1343 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9199 €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
Wed 11/05   22°/15°   14 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 12/05   23°/15°   13 km/h   24%   Sunny
Fri 13/05   23°/15°   15 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Sat 14/05   24°/16°   17 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny
Sun 15/05   23°/16°   16 km/h   12%   Sunny
Mon 16/05   24°/16°   16 km/h   12%   Sunny
Tue 17/05   24°/16°   16 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 18/05   25°/16°   14 km/h   10%   Sunny
Thu 19/05   23°/16°   15 km/h   11%   Mostly sunny
Fri 20/05   23°/16°   17 km/h   13%   Mostly sunny



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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 04:20:30 »
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Ukraine: Firefighters resuscitate cat rescued from building after Russian shelling

Emergency services have shared footage of the moment they resuscitated a cat that was rescued from a burning building in Ukraine.

According to the State Emergency Service, the pet was found by rescuers who were extinguishing a fire in a five-storey residential block after Russian shelling.

In a video posted on social media, the cat’s head is moistened with water while firefighters help it breathe using compressed air.

Last month, a puppy was pulled from the rubble of a destroyed building and reunited with its owner by rescuers in Mykhailivka.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/ukraine-russia-shelling-cat-rescue-ve56b21f9

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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 04:29:10 »
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Apple to discontinue the iPod after 21 years

Apple has announced it is discontinuing its music player, the iPod Touch, bringing to an end a device widely praised for revolutionising how people listen to music.

Apple says it will remain available to buy "while stocks last".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-61401626


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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 13:26:26 »
Allegations surfacing that vehicles over the 32 ton limit are crossing the temporary 'Winter Bridge' on the road up to Fiskardo rather than taking the longer diversion. Concerns now that the Bailey bridge will become unsafe as there are signs of deterioration to the wooden decking.

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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 13:35:25 »
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Tui warns no last minute deals as holiday bookings surge

Holiday giant Tui has said it expects summer bookings to "almost reach" 2019 levels this year, but warned there will be "no last minute" low price deals.

The company said bookings had surged in the past six weeks as people planned for summer breaks after the easing of Covid travel restrictions.

But it warned the impact of Covid and the Ukraine war on customer behaviour remained "difficult to predict".

Tui's boss warned of price rises and limited offers due to high fuel costs.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61405632


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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 13:36:30 »
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Europe plans to drop mandatory mask requirements for air travel next week

Face masks are set to be no longer mandatory in airports and on flights in Europe, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Wednesday.

The new recommendations will come into effect from May 16, 2022.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1184103/europe-plans-to-drop-mandatory-mask-requirements-for-air-travel-next-week/


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Re: 11/05/22
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 13:50:43 »
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Greek pilot who 'murdered' his British wife says 'my priority was her happiness' as he begs forgiveness for killing her and their dog and pledges to describe his crime in 'every detail'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10804711/Greek-pilot-begs-forgiveness-says-no-excuses-killing-British-wife.html


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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 15:01:14 »
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Battery-powered Greek island bets on green future
The remote Greek island of Tilos has pioneered a recycling plant that could act as a blueprint for other islands — including popular holiday destinations — that struggle with waste disposal
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/greek-ap-aegean-sea-rhodes-manhattan-b2076484.html


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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 15:18:38 »
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E.wave X: The New "Made In Greece" Electric Car

Designed by German startup e.GO Mobile, the e-wave X was officially unveiled in Berlin on May 6th, at an IFA-sponsored public launch event. It has yet to enter production, so not many specs have been released at this point.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/05/11/e-wave-x-made-in-greece-electric-car/


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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 15:48:20 »
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Greece to tax power generators’ windfall profits

The Greek government will tax the windfall profits of domestic power producers, created by the exceptionally steep increases in power prices since October, the Greek energy ministry has announced.

The Greek government will impose a 90pc tax on large power producers' windfall profits generated in October 2021-March 2022, which totalled €591mn ($623mn), Greek energy regulator RAE has calculated. The government will use the revenue generated by the tax to further support consumers, the energy ministry said.
https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2330224-greece-to-tax-power-generators-windfall-profits



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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 15:58:00 »
Regina Dell Acqua Resort, Skala, has been voted 9th best hotel in Greece by Trip Advisor readers:
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-Hotels-cTop-g189398

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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 16:24:13 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 25/0
eody.gov.gr


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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 21:58:15 »
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Death could be reversible, as scientists bring dead eyes back to life
Breakthrough hints other cells in central nervous system, such as the brain, could be restored

Dead eyes from organ donors have been “brought back to life” in a breakthrough which hints that brain death may be reversible.

Scientists in the US proved that photosensitive neuron cells in the retina can still respond to light and communicate with each other up to five hours after death, sending signals “resembling those recorded from living subjects”.

Crucially these neurons form part of the central nervous system (CNS), which encompasses the brain and spinal cord, bringing the possibility that other cells in the CNS could be similarly restored, perhaps bringing back consciousness.

Writing in the journal Nature, the authors said that the study “raises the question of whether brain death, as it is currently defined, is truly irreversible”.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/05/11/eyes-organ-donors-brought-back-life-giving-glimpse-future-brain/

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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 22:07:46 »
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Migrating turtles ‘don’t often know where they’re going’ with one swimming 700 miles too far
One turtle scientists tracked swam more than 800 miles to reach an island just 100 miles away
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/turtles-migration-indian-ocean-hawksbill-b2076599.html


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Re: 11/05/22
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 22:35:59 »
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Greece bans LGBTQ conversion therapy

Greece on Wednesday banned conversion therapy for minors, a practice aimed at suppressing a person's sexual orientation or gender identity and which the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community worldwide, as well as health experts, have condemned as harmful.

Under the bill, which Greece's parliament approved, psychologists or other health professionals need a person's explicit consent to perform such treatment and face fines and a prison term if they violate the law.
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/greece-bans-lgbtq-conversion-therapy-2022-05-11/


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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 @ 23:53:35 »
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Greek pilot tells court he killed British wife Caroline Crouch in ‘blurred state of mind’
Babis Anagnostopoulos spends 10 hours in dock relating night of killing he originally blamed on break-in

Babis Anagnostopoulos, the Greek pilot accused of killing his British wife as she slept in their Athens home, had waited for his moment in court and, a year to the day after she took her last breath, he got it.

For almost 10 hours on Wednesday the UK-trained aviator stood in the dock relating the alleged events that led to the fatal moment on 11 May 2021 when he “lost control” and smothered Caroline Crouch, 20, to death with a pillow. The body of the couple’s dog was was also found in the entrance of the building.

No detail was too small for the court now tasked with determining whether the 34-year-old Greek should spend the next two decades in prison for a crime that has gripped the country.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/11/caroline-crouch-murder-trial-greek-pilot-babis-anagnostopoulos-court