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04/06/22
« on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 04:01:50 »
Kef fire risk 04/06/22: Medium

Fifteen new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, two on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8775 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.1013 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1396 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9080 €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 04/06   30°/22°   20 km/h   01%   Mostly sunny
Sun 05/06   30°/21°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Mon 06/06   31°/21°   15 km/h   08%   Sunny
Tue 07/06   28°/20°   17 km/h   08%   Sunny
Wed 08/06   27°/20°   16 km/h   15%   Mostly sunny
Thu 09/06   27°/19°   16 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Fri 10/06   27°/20°   17 km/h   33%   Isolated thunderstorms possible
Sat 11/06   28°/20°   18 km/h   06%   Sunny
Sun 12/06   29°/21°   18 km/h   06%   Sunny
Mon 13/06   30°/21°   19 km/h   05%   Sunny


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Re: 04/06/22
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 04:08:26 »



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Rescue rats with backpacks trained to sniff out earthquake survivors
A British research scientist is training 170 rodents which she describes as nimble, agile and perfect for use in disaster zones

Rats are being trained to be sent into earthquake debris wearing tiny backpacks so that rescue teams can talk to survivors.

Seven rats have been trained so far, taking two weeks to get them up to speed.

Prototype backpacks containing a microphone are being used at the moment, with rats being sent into mock debris.

Specialist backpacks containing microphones and video gear as well as location trackers will be created to allow rescue teams to communicate with survivors during real earthquakes.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/03/hero-rats-backpacks-trained-assist-earthquake-search-rescue/



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Re: 04/06/22
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 04:12:17 »
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Price of a pint exceeds £8 for the first time
The Ukraine war has put a strain on the cost of barley — a key ingredient in beer

Spiralling inflation has pushed the average price of a pint of beer in the UK to £3.95

The data from CGA, which tracks prices by frequently surveying more than 5,550 random bars and pubs, also showed that, for the first time, the average price of a pint at one London pub breached £8.

The average brew in the London pub, which CGA did not name, cost a whopping £8.06, while the cheapest average pint was found at a pub in Lancashire and cost £1.79
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/06/03/price-pint-exceeds-8-first-time/


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Re: 04/06/22
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 05:42:55 »
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Eight arrests for printing fake documents in Greece

The Hellenic Police/Aliens Division of Attica (Ελληνική Αστυνομία), supported by Europol, dismantled a criminal network involved in the production and dissemination of counterfeit documents. The criminal group disseminated forged IDs to other groups involved in migrant smuggling.

The action day on 1 and 2 June led to:

*    8 suspects arrested (3 South Sudanese, 1 Eritrean, 1 Iraqi, 1 Nigerian, 2 Ivorian)
*    Seizures of 362 forged documents (153 passports, 156 ID cards, 42 residence permits, 11 asylum documents), 118 passport covers, printers and various relevant materials, electronic equipment and EUR 3,995 in cash
https://www.europol.europa.eu/media-press/newsroom/news/eight-arrests-for-printing-fake-documents-in-greece



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Re: 04/06/22
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 11:49:36 »
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Poisoned bait detection dogs to take the field

The training of five Belgian shepherd dogs for Greece’s new Special Poisoned Bait Detection Units (EMADD) has been completed, the Energy and Environment Ministry announced on Friday.

Seven EMADD teams will go into action for the first time this summer. The dogs will be tasked with clearing the countryside of poison bait.

A single poisoned animal or other type of poisoned bait can lead to the mass killing – or even the local extinction – of a species, a phenomenon that is uncontrollable and in most cases goes unrecorded. It mainly affects carnivorous birds of prey like vultures, but also endangers mammalian species.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1185980/poisoned-bait-detection-dogs-to-take-the-field/


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Re: 04/06/22
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 12:06:47 »
Body of an 83 y-o Greek female recovered from the shoreline at Gribovo, Navpaktos, yesterday afternoon.


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« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 12:13:22 »
Ithaki coast guard in action twice yesterday, first performing an emergency transfer from Piso Aetos to Sami for two elderly residents, one aged 84 and the other 92, who were in need of urgent medical attention and later transferring a 36 y-o in urgent need of hospital treatment.


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Re: 04/06/22
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 12:16:08 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr


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Re: 04/06/22
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 14:51:58 »
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Nadine Dorries mocked on social media for saying more people were cheering than booing Boris Johnson
Jeers were described as ‘substantial’ by TV journalist reporting live from the scene

In a tweet on Friday evening, Ms Dorries suggested that the media had exaggerated the scale of jeers faced by the prime minister for the sake of sensational headlines.

But her claim was swiftly contradicted by ITV News royal editor Chris Ship, who was present for the PM’s arrival and said the booing was “very loud indeed”.

And many of the 16,000-plus Twitter users who responded to her message included clips of TV footage on which the boos were clearly audible.

Some pointed out that, even if Ms Dorries were correct about cheers outnumbering jeers, it would still be unprecedented for a serving prime minister to be barracked at a church service to celebrate the Queen.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nadine-dorries-boris-johnson-booing-b2093863.html


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Re: 04/06/22
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 15:03:32 »
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Greece’s European Stork Village Celebrates Return Of Migratory Birds

Greece celebrates the annual return of the majestic storks from Africa on June 4, with a special festival held at the Greek European Stork Village in Poros Ferron, North Eastern Greece.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/04/greeces-european-stork-village-celebrates-return-migratory-birds/


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Re: 04/06/22
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 16:25:59 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 8/3
eody.gov.gr


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« Reply #11 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 22:40:59 »
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Residents evacuated as wildfire on outskirts of Athens threatens homes
Clouds of thick smoke build over Greek capital’s southern suburbs as more than 100 firefighters fight blaze
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/04/wildfire-on-outskirts-of-athens-threatening-homes-and-infrastructure


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Re: 04/06/22
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, 04 June, 2022 @ 23:08:58 »
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POSIDONIA OCEANICA | KOSAMARE NGO

The Kefalonia Organisation for the Study and Awareness of the Marine Environment was established as a social cooperative enterprise in 2018. We are a team of professional divers and biologists with a range of technical skills and experience. We therefore have a unique ability to access and study the undersea environment.

Our mission is to study, raise awareness and protect the local marine ecosystem and endangered marine species. We set out to achieve it through the following aims:
Carry out research and conservation projects related to the local marine environment, endangered and invasive species.
Engage and inform the public by working with tourists, the population and local schools.
Provide technical and logistical support to institutions working in the study and protection of marine species in our area.

Our flagship project is the monitoring of the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus), a programme that allows us to study the local subpopulation. Our intention is that this data informs protective measures such as marine reserves that are supported through community engagement. We run several programmes in collaboration with local, national and international organisations.
https://youtu.be/W0nCTuw0jQ8?t=1




Kefalonia Organisation for the Study and Awareness of the Marine Environment. www.kosamare.org