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11/06/22
« on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 04:55:57 »
Kef fire risk 11/06/22: Low

Twenty new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, one on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8822 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.1065 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1335 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9038 €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 11/06   24°/19°   20 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Sun 12/06   26°/20°   18 km/h   24%   Sunny
Mon 13/06   26°/20°   11 km/h   40%   Afternoon thunderstorms possible
Tue 14/06   27°/20°   14 km/h   24%   Sunny
Wed 15/06   27°/20°   13 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Thu 16/06   27°/20°   15 km/h   21%   Sunny
Fri 17/06   27°/20°   18 km/h   21%   Mostly sunny
Sat 18/06   27°/20°   16 km/h   15%   Sunny
Sun 19/06   27°/20°   15 km/h   06%   Mostly sunny
Mon 20/06   27°/20°   18 km/h   04%   Sunny


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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 05:07:42 »
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Brexit ‘largely to blame’ for £31bn loss to UK economy, study finds

Brexit is “largely to blame” for billions being lost in trade and tax revenues in recent years, according to a new study by top economists.

The Centre for European Reform (CER) said that by the end of last year, Britain’s economy was 5.2 per cent – or £31bn – smaller than it would have been without Brexit and the Covid pandemic.

“We can’t blame Brexit for all of the 5.2 per cent GDP shortfall … but it’s apparent that Brexit is largely to blame,” said John Springford, author of the CER study.

The CER study said it was “hard to avoid the conclusion that Brexit has severely curtailed GDP, investment and goods trade”.

The report added: “British politicians may find it difficult to ignore the central role of Brexit in the UK’s economic problems for much longer.”

It comes as British firms point to the post-Brexit red tape which is continuing to create costly hold-ups in trade with the EU.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-cost-uk-economy-eu-b2098289.html


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« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 05:14:05 »
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Covid: Leading scientists warn country will be hit by new wave this month

Britain will see a new wave of Covid infections this month, leading scientists have warned.

Professor Christina Pagel, from University College London, told the Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies: “We will have a new wave of infections this month. Now hopefully it won't be as high as the previous two waves and might be lower. But we can't count on that and either way we are going to see more people becoming infected.”

Professor Pagel said currently there were four variants of Omicron “all increasing rapidly”, whereas the previous wave in March had two variants.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/covid-wave-uk-sage-cases-b2098328.html


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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 13:15:07 »
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Cycling the Mani: off the beaten track in Greece’s wild Peloponnese
Pamela Goodman gets in the saddle to explore a remote region of untamed olive groves and jagged coast
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cycling-the-mani-off-the-beaten-track-in-greeces-wild-peloponnese-kkxrx8kgr

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 13:40:38 »


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NASA launches UFO study despite ‘reputational risk’

The US space agency’s announcement comes as the study of unidentified flying objects gains more mainstream attention.

NASA has announced it will begin a study of UFOs – a subject that has long fascinated the public – as part of a new push towards high-risk, high-impact science.

The United States space agency said on Thursday that an independent team would examine unidentified flying objects or unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) with a focus on identifying available data, how to gather more data, and how NASA can analyse the findings to advance scientific understanding of the sightings.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/6/10/nasa-launches-ufo-study-despite-reputational-risk


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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 13:52:37 »
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Tiny robotic crab is smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot

Northwestern University engineers have developed the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot — and it comes in the form of a tiny, adorable peekytoe crab. Just a half-millimeter wide, the tiny crabs can bend, twist, crawl, walk, turn and even jump. The researchers also developed millimeter-sized robots resembling inchworms, crickets and beetles. Although the research is exploratory at this point, the researchers believe their technology might bring the field closer to realizing micro-sized robots that can perform practical tasks inside tightly confined spaces.
https://youtu.be/1IP7jptXjgQ?t=1





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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 14:06:04 »
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“Genesis” weather front: Heavy rainfall floods areas across Greece

As the “Genesis” weather front began to spread across the country, rainfall reached hazard level 4

Some 27,000 lightning strikes were recorded up until 19:00 on Friday by the National Observatory of Athens‘ “Zeus” lightning detection system.
https://www.in.gr/2022/06/11/english-edition/genesis-weather-front-heavy-rainfall-floods-areas-across-greece/



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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 14:09:41 »
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Energy Minister: We will absorb 85% of the increase for electricity horizontally for all

Mr. Skrekas noted the government’s plans for subsidies to power saying that the state will absorb 85% of the increase horizontally for all consumers.
https://www.in.gr/2022/06/10/english-edition/energy-minister-will-absorb-85-increase-electricity-horizontally/


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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 14:31:57 »
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Crete: Shocking case in Malia – British man arrested for raping his daughter – Heraklion

The accusations against the father are criminal in nature and relate to rape, abuse incapable of resisting sexual intercourse and offenses of domestic violence.

Another shocking case seems to have taken place in Crete, starring a 62-year-old British tourist who allegedly raped his own daughter in Malia.

In particular, a 34-year-old tourist from Britain allegedly went to the AT Hersonissos on the afternoon of Thursday, June 9, to report that she had been raped while she was drunk, without being able to point out, according to information, the perpetrator due to drunkenness.

According to exclusive information of neakriti.gr, for more than two 24 hours the police of the area examined material from the cameras, while investigating the available data. As it turned out, her father had tried to commit indecent acts and inside the bar where they were having fun, hit her in the face and finally, according to information, raped her on a deserted beach.

According to information, finally today, Saturday, June 11, the father of the woman with whom he was on vacation in Malia and who allegedly raped his daughter was finally arrested and arrested.
https://hellas.postsen.com/news/22178/Crete-Shocking-case-in-Malia-%E2%80%93-British-man-arrested-for-raping-his-daughter-%E2%80%93-Heraklion.html


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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 16:32:55 »
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Turkey and Greece exchange barbs in each other's language over Aegean Sea islands

An escalating war of words has broken out between Turkey and Greece over islands in the Aegean Sea, with both sides now exchanging accusations and threats in each other's language.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned Athens on Thursday to demilitarize the islands that he claims were peacefully ceded to Greece.

Ankara has accused Greek authorities of building a military presence in violation of the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne and the 1947 Paris Treaty, which guarantee the islands' unarmed status.

Erdoğan stated that he was "not joking" and even posted tweets in both Greek and English in a marked harshening of rhetoric against Turkey’s neighbor and historic regional rival.

"This nation is determined," the Turkish president said on the final day of military exercises near Izmir.

Greece has stated that the islands — located within striking distance of a large Turkish landing fleet — cannot be left undefended and have been garrisoned for decades.

While the two countries are NATO allies, they have long engaged in disputes over migration, maritime borders and mineral exploration in the eastern Mediterranean.

Greece maintains Turkey has deliberately misinterpreted international treaties and says it has legal grounds to defend itself against hostile actions by Ankara.
https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/621639


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« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 18:29:47 »
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Greece Wants Pensioners, Teachers to Fill Summer Tourism Jobs

Facing a shortage of at least 55,000 workers at tourist venues as foreign visitors are returning in droves despite the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, Greece’s New Democracy government is being asked to lift a prohibition on pensioners from working and to also allow teachers during the summer to fill the gap.

The pandemic essentially closed down tourism for two years, limiting the numbers of arrivals, and created huge shortages among staff like cooks, cleaners and others who haven’t returned because of low wages and poor working conditions.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greece-wants-pensioners-teachers-to-fill-summer-tourism-jobs/

Low wages, long hours, poor working conditions... and those employers who behave like complete twats


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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #11 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 19:34:53 »
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Shapps in talks to offer emergency visas to EU workers to tackle airports chaos
Aviation industry visas would last for six months in bid to end flight cancellations

Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, is exploring emergency action to allow an influx of foreign workers to ease the staffing crisis that is creating a summer of misery at British airports....
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/06/11/shapps-talks-offer-emergency-visas-eu-workers-tackle-airports/



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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 21:05:18 »
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Greek pilot jailed for murdering British wife ‘fears contract killing’
Babis Anagnostopoulos claims he is living in fear from those he initially blamed for Caroline Crouch’s death
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/11/greek-pilot-babis-anagnostopoulos-jailed-for-murdering-british-wife-caroline-crouch-contract-killing


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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #13 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 21:08:06 »
Low risk of bush fires on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #14 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 21:11:10 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 21/0
eody.gov.gr

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Re: 11/06/22
« Reply #15 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 21:18:20 »
Body of a 67 y-o foreign female recovered from the beach at Laganas, Zakynthos, this morning.

Yesterday evening a 53 y-0 local male was rescued alive after falling into the sea at the marina of Naxos port.


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« Reply #16 on: Saturday, 11 June, 2022 @ 22:00:32 »
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Future of Elgin Marbles off the table in talks with Greece
Britain's position rests on claims that Lord Elgin acted legally when he took them from Athens in the 19th century

The Elgin Marbles will not be up for discussion during British government talks with Greece, officials have confirmed, despite Unesco insisting on negotiations over the statues....
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/11/elgin-marbles-will-banned-topic-ministers-meet-greek-counterparts/