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14/05/22
« on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 03:35:05 »
Seventeen new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, none on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8785 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.072 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1383 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9328 €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
Sat 14/05   22°/15°   17 km/h   83%   Morning showers probable
Sun 15/05   23°/15°   13 km/h   12%   Sunny
Mon 16/05   23°/15°   15 km/h   12%   Sunny
Tue 17/05   24°/15°   16 km/h   12%   Sunny
Wed 18/05   24°/16°   20 km/h   12%   Sunny
Thu 19/05   24°/15°   20 km/h   10%   Sunny
Fri 20/05   22°/15°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 21/05   23°/15°   16 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sun 22/05   24°/16°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny
Mon 23/05   24°/16°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny



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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 03:54:45 »
For anyone planning a staycation there's a list of England's Blue Flag beaches at itv.com/news. I've had a look on blueflag.global for a list of Kef beaches but looks to me like last year's information.
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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 04:03:52 »
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tells Boris Johnson: I lived in the shadow of your gaffe for over four years
Prime Minister left ‘shocked’ – but does not ‘specifically’ apologise – after Briton held in Iranian jail tells him about impact of blunder

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has confronted Boris Johnson over his gaffe that caused her remain in prison in Iran, telling the Prime Minister: "I lived in the shadow of your words for four and a half years."...
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/05/13/nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-tells-boris-johnson-lived-shadow-gaffe/


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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 14:21:26 »
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30 Million Migratory Birds Stop On The Islands Of Greece

Thirty million birds “stop” on the islands of Greece. About 185 million birds migrate over the country every year at such a time.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/05/14/30-million-migratory-birds-stop-on-the-islands-of-greece/

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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 14:45:28 »
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Red Arrows team member sent home from Greece

A member of the Red Arrows RAF aerobatic team has been withdrawn from a training camp in Greece.

The Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows began their four-week pre-season training camp in April as part of preparations for their summer displays.

An RAF spokesperson confirmed the team member had returned to the UK for "personal reasons", but declined to comment further.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-61448975

'Inappropriate behaviour', according to the Daily Mail.


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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 16:23:00 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 18/1
eody.gov.gr


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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 20:16:56 »
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A Jewish renaissance in Greece: Abandoned synagogues get new life

Jewish communities – the Greek-speaking Romaniotes – were established in Greece in antiquity, in cities such as Ioannina and Halkis. Sephardic communities were established after 1492, in important Jewish centers such as Salonika (Thessaloniki), and throughout Greece – from Corfu to Rhodes and from Didimoticho to Crete.

In the Holocaust, 87% of the Jewish community in Greece perished.
https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/article-706673


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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 20:31:12 »
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Cybercrime Complaints Can Now Be Made Online In Greece

As of Friday, the public can file complaints concerning cybercrime incidents digitally on the gov.gr website.

The complaint can be filed in the section “Citizen and everyday life” and the subsection “Complaints.”

The police’s cybercrime prosecution unit will then examine the complaints.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/05/14/cybercrime-complaints-can-now-be-made-online-in-greece/

Looks as though gov.gr is available in Greek only.


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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 20:42:25 »
Mains water supply behind and including Perikles Hotel in Sami will be cut off for a 'short period' from 08:00 this Monday, 16/05/22.


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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 22:41:24 »
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The best beach in Britain according to Tripadvisor where it feels like you're actually in Greece

Rhossili Bay Beach in Swansea, Wales, is an absolute paradise, but it’s little known by Londoners. Right at the western end of the stunning Gower Peninsula, you’ll find this beach haven, where soft sand literally stretches for miles along the coastline.

Unlike the beaches most of us are used to, this one is entirely un-spoilt. This is partly due to the fact that the sand is washed by the tide every day, so the beach stays clean and preserved.

When the tide is out, the beach is huge, and you can wander for hours along the coastline, or pass the day away on the sand with the occasional dip in the sea. The shallow waters are perfect for kids, so you can let them splash around without any worry.

It’s recommended you bring snacks with you - part of the beauty and tranquillity of Rhossili Bay is it’s not stocked up with cafes and activities.

But don’t worry, you’ll still find places to eat and drink with a short walk, as well as toilets, shops, and a car park.
https://www.mylondon.news/lifestyle/travel/best-beach-rhossili-bay-greece-21137449


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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 22:56:44 »
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Liverpool edge Chelsea again to win FA Cup on penalties as Kostas Tsimikas settles thrilling final
Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool (Liverpool win 6-5 on pens): In a dramatic contest, Tsimikas scored the winning penalty after Alisson saved from Mason Mount
https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2022-05-14/liverpool-beat-chelsea-on-penalties-to-win-fa-cup-final



https://youtu.be/W5__XdaPAtg?t=1

(Yes, he's a Greek)




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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #11 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 23:08:57 »
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Giakoumakis Finishes Top Goal Scorer Of The Scottish Premiership

Greek striker Georgios Giakoumakis finished joint top scorer of the Scottish Premiership 2021-22 season after putting two goals past Motherwell on Saturday.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/05/15/giakoumakis-top-goal-scorer/


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Re: 14/05/22
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 23:15:48 »
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More Than 500 People Killed On Greek Roads In 2020

In 2020, more than 500 people were reportedly killed on Greek roads, according to Eurostat, noting there were 54 fatalities per 1,000,000 inhabitants for both Greece and Cyprus respectively.

Compared with the population of each Member State, the lowest rates of road fatalities in 2020 were observed in Sweden (20 road traffic victims per million inhabitants)... In contrast, the highest rates were recorded in Romania (85 per million).
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/05/14/more-than-500-people-killed-on-greek-roads-in-2020/