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Maik:
Kef fire risk 23/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8794 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1371 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1190 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6851 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5934 €UR
   
Based on National Bank of Greece exchange rates.   
Other banks likely to offer rates 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 23/05   24°/15°   22 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Fri 24/05   26°/15°   18 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 25/05   26°/16°   12 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 26/05   24°/15°   17 km/h   11%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 27/05   25°/15°   15 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Tue 28/05   25°/16°   16 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 29/05   24°/16°   16 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 30/05   24°/17°   15 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 31/05   24°/17°   15 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 01/06   26°/17°   16 km/h   11%   Sunny    
   

Maik:
Ithaki Coast Guard yesterday transferred from Piso Aetos to Sami a 91 y-o in need of urgent medical attention.

Maik:

--- Quote ---Number of teens, adults that go missing is growing

Every three days two children go missing in Greece and every two days an adult disappeared in the first quarter of 2024, according to data presented on Tuesday by child welfare organization Smile of the Child ahead of International Missing Children’s Day on May 25. The trend appears to be growing as in 2023 the NGO reported one minor disappearing every two days.

“For the most part, teenage Greek girls disappear,” said Irini Rizopoulou, coordinator of Smile of the Child’s National Center for the Disappearance of Children and Adults. Usually it is because of a love affair and the second is problems at home.
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https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239324/number-of-teens-adults-that-go-missing-is-growing/

Maik:

--- Quote ---Paula Vennells' 'smoking gun' email reveals Post Office 'cover-up'

ITV News has acquired an email and recording of a phone call that suggests the former Post Office boss was aware of issues with the Horizon system in 2013, ITV News Investigations Editor Dan Hewitt reports
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https://www.itv.com/news/2024-05-21/paula-vennells-smoking-gun-email-reveals-post-office-cover-up

Maik:

--- Quote ---Ex-Post Office boss cries as she admits incorrect evidence

Former Post Office boss Paula Vennells has admitted that evidence she gave to MPs looking into problems with the Horizon IT system in 2012 was not true.

Speaking publicly for the first time in almost ten years, Ms Vennells broke down as she was questioned over the scandal, saying her previous assertion that there had been no failed Horizon prosecutions was not correct.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cq550449zwyo

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