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13/06/22
« on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 04:36:51 »
Kef fire risk 13/06/22: Low

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

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8760 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0895 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1416 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9179 €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
Mon 13/06   27°/21°   14 km/h   50%   Afternoon thunderstorms possible
Tue 14/06   28°/21°   15 km/h   24%   Sunny
Wed 15/06   28°/22°   12 km/h   56%   Afternoon thunderstorms probable
Thu 16/06   28°/21°   13 km/h   45%   Afternoon thunderstorms possible
Fri 17/06   28°/21°   18 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sat 18/06   28°/20°   17 km/h   43%   Morning thunderstorms possible
Sun 19/06   27°/21°   15 km/h   35%   Morning thunderstorms possible
Mon 20/06   28°/21°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Tue 21/06   29°/21°   19 km/h   05%   Sunny
Wed 22/06   29°/22°   19 km/h   04%   Sunny



Offline Maik

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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 04:40:04 »
Body of a 45 y-o Greek national recovered from the sea at Agios Ilias, Pyrgos, Ilia prefecture last night.

A sea turtle was found dead at ​​Poseidonia, Corinth, yesterday afternoon.


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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 04:41:43 »
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Simple eye examination could predict heart attack risk, says study
Researchers find that patterns of blood vessels in the retina could help identify those likely to experience cardiac problems

A simple non-invasive eye examination may be able to predict risk of heart attack when combined with other information, according to a study.

Researchers found that combining information about the pattern of blood vessels in the retina with traditional clinical factors enabled them to better identify participants’ risk of an attack, compared with established models that only included demographic data.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/12/simple-eye-examination-could-predict-heart-attack-risk-says-study



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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 04:51:59 »
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Tony Blair to join Queen's highest chivalry order at Windsor ceremony

Sir Tony Blair, the Duchess of Cornwall and Baroness Amos are to be installed as members of the Order of the Garter, Britain's most prestigious royal order of chivalry at a ceremony later.

The former PM received his knighthood from the Queen on Friday and will now join this medieval royal order, at the event at Windsor Castle.

Appointments are a personal choice of the Queen - but it is not yet confirmed if she will be at the ceremony.

The honour comes with the status of a knight and Sir Tony received his knighthood, without any publicity, from the Queen in an audience at Windsor last week.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61772917


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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 08:00:03 »
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Tony Blair to join Queen's highest chivalry order at Windsor ceremony

Sir Tony Blair, the Duchess of Cornwall and Baroness Amos are to be installed as members of the Order of the Garter, Britain's most prestigious royal order of chivalry at a ceremony later.

The former PM received his knighthood from the Queen on Friday and will now join this medieval royal order, at the event at Windsor Castle.

Appointments are a personal choice of the Queen - but it is not yet confirmed if she will be at the ceremony.

The honour comes with the status of a knight and Sir Tony received his knighthood, without any publicity, from the Queen in an audience at Windsor last week.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61772917

Likely to be some demonstrations after a petition condemning this honour passed one million signatures.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-59906644

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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 14:12:42 »
Low risk of fire on Kef again tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 14:23:44 »
« Last Edit: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 14:25:43 by Maik »

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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 15:03:51 »

https://youtu.be/3pi5drsJu90?t=1

Hellenic Coast Guard video of a recent rescue off migrants from a drifting yacht 60 nautical miles west south west of Kefalonia. Not sure what the Kef involvement is as I think the distance takes it past Zakynthos and nearer to Katakolo, which I believe is where the fifty seven rescued occupants and two people smugglers were taken.



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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 15:13:33 »
Allegedly a fairly rare event on Kef happened in an Argostoli 'night club' when an argument resulted in a male in mid-twenties being hospitalised off the island for injuries received. Police seeking others involved.

Apparently the injuries include a glass splinter in one eye, sight may/may not be saved. Police have identified suspect(s) they want to interview.



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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 15:25:20 »
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Starmer investigated by standards watchdog over late gift registrations

Parliament's standards commissioner is investigating whether Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer broke the rules by being late in registering earnings and gifts.

MPs must declare within 28 days any interest which might be reasonably considered to influence their actions.

Sir Keir appears to have missed this deadline on several occasions, including over Arsenal FC tickets and a payment made for writing a book.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61781601



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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #10 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 16:38:08 »


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Intact Ancient Tombstone Discovered on Riverbed in Western Greece

An intact ancient tombstone from the Hellenistic era is the latest discovery of archeologists working along the Arachthos river in Epirus in western Greece.

The heavy object was discovered in the river’s shallow waters, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Arta said in a Facebook announcement on Friday, providing a first glimpse of the rare find on-site before it was transferred to the Archaeological Museum of Arta.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/12/rare-ancient-discovery-iepirus-river-waters/


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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 19:48:38 »
Body of a female in her eighties recovered from the sea today at Katarraktes, Loutraki.

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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #12 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 20:06:33 »
Freighter had to be towed off shallows in Argostoli port this morning, apparently it took a tug boat a while to get it off. No reports of any injuries or marine pollution.


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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #13 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 20:13:21 »
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UK reveals plans to ditch parts of EU Brexit deal

The UK government has published plans to get rid of parts of the post-Brexit deal it signed with the EU in 2020.

It wants to change the Northern Ireland Protocol to make it easier for some goods to flow from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

But the EU opposes the move, saying that going back on the deal breaches international law.

The UK government disputes this, arguing that the changes will mean the United Kingdom stays together.

The alterations are set out in the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, to be debated and voted on by Parliament.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61790248


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« Reply #14 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 20:28:05 »
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Puppy swallows 20 coins from Derby owner's purse
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-61788598


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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #15 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 20:31:21 »


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Paddington, go home: Home Office staff pin up faked deportation notices
Civil servants against Rwanda policy put up posters of bear from ‘darkest’ Peru and Refugees Welcome stickers
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/13/paddington-go-home-home-office-staff-pin-up-faked-deportation-notices


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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #16 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 20:36:23 »
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Plan to scrap Natural England will disrupt net zero targets, experts say
Campaigners spotted proposal to absorb conservation watchdog into Defra buried in recent government consultation

Discussions about dismantling Natural England have sparked anxiety, with experts fearing this would further damage efforts to protect wildlife and reach net zero.

Campaigners have raised the alarm after spotting the proposal buried in a recent government consultation on nature recovery, which was sent to stakeholders.

Craig Bennett, the chief executive of the Wildlife Trusts, said that “various ministers are a bit obsessed” with absorbing the conservation watchdog into the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), in effect destroying it.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/13/plan-to-scrap-natural-england-will-disrupt-net-zero-targets-experts-say


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« Reply #17 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 20:38:11 »
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England records 104 new monkeypox cases, bringing total to 452

Figure for 12 June marks biggest uptick yet in cases, with UKHSA stressing anyone can get virus
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/13/england-records-104-new-monkeypox-cases-bringing-total-to-452


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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #18 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 20:47:05 »
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Hundreds of the world’s smallest penguin wash up dead in New Zealand
Conservationists say mass die-offs have been caused by rising ocean temperatures

The kororā, also known as the little blue penguin, are being found in the northern-most region of the North Island.

The NZ Department of Conservation told RNZ that an estimated 200 tiny birds were washing up on the area’s beaches each day, and that the mass die-offs were being caused by rising ocean temperatures.

Kororā population numbers are also being affected by prolonged El Niño weather conditions, which increase sea-surface temperatures and onshore winds in New Zealand, making it more difficult for the tiny penguins to nest and feed.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/penguins-dead-beach-new-zealand-b2099844.html


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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #19 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 23:39:46 »
Back on 12 October last year around twenty yobs invaded the grounds of the Naval Academy in Argostoli and attacked two senior staff when confronted. [Link]

A couple of nights ago a man was struck in the face by broken glass, possibly losing the sight in one eye, during an incident at a 'night club' in Argostoli. [Link]

Allegedly other, less serious, acts of teenage bad behaviour are becoming more common and local councillors are claiming the municiapality needs to acquire more funding from central government to increase police numbers. Apparently there are just two officers assigned to the whole of Elios-Pronnoi area.


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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #20 on: Monday, 13 June, 2022 @ 23:46:36 »
Body of an unidentified male snorkeller recovered this morning from the sea at Stavronisios, Hydra.


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Re: 13/06/22
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 00:55:53 »
Apparently no update available from eody on the daily coronavirus count