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14/06/22
« on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 04:08:39 »
Kef fire risk 14/06/22: Low

?? new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, ?? on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.876 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
Tue 14/06   27°/20°   16 km/h   52%   Scattered thunderstorms probable
Wed 15/06   27°/20°   14 km/h   61%   Afternoon thunderstorms probable
Thu 16/06   27°/20°   14 km/h   42%   Afternoon thunderstorms possible
Fri 17/06   27°/20°   18 km/h   19%   Sunny
Sat 18/06   26°/19°   15 km/h   66%   Afternoon thunderstorms probable
Sun 19/06   25°/19°   15 km/h   40%   Scattered thunderstorms possible
Mon 20/06   26°/20°   20 km/h   12%   Sunny
Tue 21/06   27°/20°   19 km/h   05%   Sunny
Wed 22/06   28°/20°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 23/06   28°/20°   19 km/h   19%   Sunny



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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 04:13:47 »
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Inflation in Greece Highest Since 1993, Family Budgets Withered

In bad news for Greek households and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, with elections coming in 2023, inflation in May leaped another 11.3 percent and has reached levels not seen in 29 years.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/inflation-in-greece-highest-since-1993-family-budgets-withered/

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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 04:18:28 »
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Operose Health: What I saw working undercover at a GP surgery

For six weeks I worked undercover as a receptionist in a GP surgery owned by Operose Health, the UK's biggest GP chain. Most practices in England are privately owned by GP partners, but a rule-change in 2007 allowed bigger companies to buy up partner-led surgeries.

Operose Health has grown rapidly in recent years - it has spent millions buying GP practices. It now runs 70 surgeries with nearly 600,000 patients, making it the biggest GP provider to the NHS.

Across the UK, there is a shortage of GPs and general practice is under unprecedented pressure. Former Operose employees who spoke to Panorama - a dozen doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other staff - said they believed patient safety was being put at risk.

Our investigation found the company let less qualified staff see patients, rather than doctors, without adequate supervision.

Operose denies profit is being prioritised ahead of patient care and says it has a clear process of supervision.

This is the diary of my time working in a busy Operose GP practice in London.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61759641


If you didn't see the Panorama program on Monday evening it's available to watch on iPlayer:
Undercover: Britain's Biggest GP Chain

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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 04:22:56 »
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Recycling of electrical appliances: Applications with three elements – When the platform opens

A matter of days is the operation of the platform for the recycling of electrical appliances, as announced by the Minister of Environment and Energy, Costas Skrekas.

As he said, The goal is for the platform to be open by Monday, June 20thadding that applications will be made “with only three items”.

“For the device subsidy program, the platform is almost ready. Those interested will fill in only three items. The VAT number, the AMKA and the number of the supply, ie the meter number. They will also fill in the type of device they want to replace. The rest will be filled in automatically “, said Mr. Skrekas initially about the recycling of devices.

All consumers, regardless of income, will be able to apply for the appliance replacement program.

The devices that can be included in the device recycling program are:

    Refrigerators
    Freezers
    Air conditioners

The devices that are not included in the device recycling subsidy are:

    washing machine
    dishwashers
    electric cookers
https://hellas.postsen.com/business/23963/Recycling-of-electrical-appliances-Applications-with-three-elements


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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 04:30:34 »

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

Forty six minute video including some things you won't ordinarily see


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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 14:08:04 »
Low risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 14:14:58 »
Rural doctor service available in Keramies between 10:00-13:00 this Thursday, 16 June. Face mask and social distancing required.

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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 15:00:12 »
Mains water supply in Kompothekrata and Helmata might be on and off until tomorrow morning due to water works in the area.

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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 15:05:34 »
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Animal rights group seeks inquiry into big cat shipment to party isle

An animal rights group on Tuesday called for a judicial investigation into a shipment of two lions and a tiger that was allowed to go through customs in northern Greece, destined for the party island of Mykonos.

The call for the inquiry came after state broadcaster ERT reported the discovery by customs officers at the Promachonas border crossing in northern Greece of the three big cats, which were packed into three separate cages in a truck traveling from Slovenia.

Member-states Cyprus, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Malta last month submitted a proposal for a European Union ban on people keeping dangerous or endangered animals as pets.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1186665/animal-rights-group-seeks-inquiry-into-big-cat-shipment-to-party-isle/


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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 15:14:14 »
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The Philistines were likely of Greek origin, according to new DNA evidence

The Ancient Egyptians are thought to have been descendants of the Ancient Cretans. The Palestinians have claimed the same. Scientists are searching for the truth, but the evidence is growing towards this theory.

In the case of the Philistines, however, the tribe that was accused more than any other in the Hebrew texts, the investigation provided tangible evidence that they were not only related to the Ancient Greeks, but may have been their descendants.
https://en.protothema.gr/the-philistines-were-likely-of-greek-origin-according-to-new-dna-evidence/


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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 15:59:50 »
Anyone still using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 will find it defaults to Microsoft Edge sometime tomorrow as it is finally retired after extended support. IE 11 will still function on and will continue to receive updates on Windows 8.1, if anyone's still using it, until 8.1 goes EOL on 10/01/23 (a little under seven months from now). MS Edge is the default browser in Windows 11.


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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 17:10:35 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 39/0
eody.gov.gr

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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 18:11:40 »
Seems access to Koroni beach has been the matter of a court hearing in Argostoli earlier today, locals stating access is essential in the event of fire, also that it's the only beach for tourists in local villages such as Platies, Valerianos and Hionata. Hearing continues tomorrow when a judgement is expected.

 

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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 18:18:35 »
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Firefox now blocks cross-site tracking by default for all users

Mozilla says that all Firefox users will now be protected by default against cross-site tracking while browsing the Internet.

This is because, starting today, Mozilla is rolling out and enabling its Total Cookie Protection set of privacy improvements for all Firefox users worldwide.

Total Cookie Protection forces all websites to keep their cookies in separate "jars," thus blocking attempts to track you across the web and building browsing profiles.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/firefox-now-blocks-cross-site-tracking-by-default-for-all-users/


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Re: 14/06/22
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 @ 21:03:37 »