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01/02/23
« on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 @ 02:17:01 »
Καλό μήνα

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9052 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1191 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1047 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8936 €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

Wed 01/02   13°/09°   14 km/h   01%   Sunny
Thu 02/02   15°/10°   14 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud
Fri 03/02   15°/10°   28 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny, winds possible
Sat 04/02   15°/07°   30 km/h   35%   Showers possible, winds probable
Sun 05/02   10°/05°   25 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 06/02   11°/07°   15 km/h   77%   Showers probable
Tue 07/02   10°/07°   20 km/h   72%   Rain probable
Wed 08/02   11°/07°   21 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Thu 09/02   11°/06°   23 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Fri 10/02   12°/07°   17 km/h   38%   Showers possible

frost.getmap.gr

No risk of frost

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Re: 01/02/23
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 @ 02:22:08 »
Body of an middle aged American national recovered from a ravine in the Aradena Gorge, Hania, Crete. Suicide suspected, police investigating.

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Re: 01/02/23
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 @ 02:31:49 »
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Woodburning stoves face tougher restrictions
New stoves will have stricter limits on how much smoke they can emit every hour

Under rules to be brought in within five years, new wood-burning stoves in dozens of smoke control areas will only be allowed to emit 3g of smoke per hour, compared to 5g under current regulations.

Councils in England can impose fines of up to £300 on households if their chimneys emit too much smoke, and up to £1,000 for burning wood in an open fire. Criminal prosecutions can be pursued for serious repeat offenders. 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/01/31/woodburning-stoves-face-tougher-restrictions/

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Re: 01/02/23
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 @ 02:33:19 »
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Royal Navy orders investigation into nuclear submarine ‘repaired with glue’

The Royal Navy has ordered an urgent investigation amid claims that workers on a Trident nuclear armed submarine fixed broken bolts in the vessel’s reactor chamber using glue.

The bolt heads originally came off due to over-tightening. But, rather than replacing the damaged shafts, staff at the defence contractor Babcock implemented a quick fix and glued them back on.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/feb/01/royal-navy-orders-investigation-into-nuclear-submarine-repaired-with-glue


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Re: 01/02/23
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 @ 15:21:56 »
Apparently January 2023 was the wettest for the past ten years on Kef with 239.3 mm of rainfall. It was also the third hottest over the last ten years with an average temperature of 11.6C. Highest recorded was 17.7C, lowest 5.7C.


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Re: 01/02/23
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 @ 15:55:34 »
Deceased dolphin discovered on Skala beach earlier today.

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Re: 01/02/23
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 @ 16:04:13 »
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Strays won’t be turned out of shelters, official vows

An Interior Ministry official on Monday sought to assuage fears that the recent introduction of stricter guidelines for the licensing and operation of stray cat and dog shelters will lead to the closure of dozens of nongovernmental facilities across the country.

“We won’t be opening the doors of facilities hosting animals and turning them out into the streets. Animals will not be relocated. And shelters that are found to be unsuitable will only be prevented from taking in new animals,” the ministry’s special secretary for the protection of companion animals, Marianthi Dimopoulou, told Kathimerini.

Fewer than half of the country’s 332 municipal authorities have applied for funding from the latest package of nearly €8.2 million for stray shelters. Such reluctance to tackle a problem that in many parts of the country is out of control means the onus has fallen mostly on the shoulders of volunteer groups working on shoestring budgets.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1203500/strays-wont-be-turned-out-of-shelters-official-vows/

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Re: 01/02/23
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 @ 16:06:42 »
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Greece Slashed Road Fatalities By More Than 50% In 2020

Greece might have a rightful reputation as being a difficult, and often dangerous place to drive. However, the Mediterranean country was the only EU member to reduce road fatalities by more than 50% in 2020 compared to 2010.

The improvement to the country's road network, the increase in road safety, the driver assistance systems in modern cars and a better driving culture led to a decrease in the number of fatal traffic accidents.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/02/01/greece-road-fatalities-2020/

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Re: 01/02/23
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 @ 16:14:59 »
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How Netflix is clamping down on password sharing and the new rules coming to the UK

Netflix has begun it's highly anticipated global crackdown on subscribers sharing passwords with those outside of their household - giving users in the UK a glimpse of what is to come.

The streaming giant has already started to implement stricter rules for users in a scheme being trialled in South and Central America and it is expected these rules will come into force in other countries around the world later this year.
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-02-01/how-netflix-is-clamping-down-on-password-sharing-and-the-rules-coming-to-the-uk

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Re: 01/02/23
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 @ 18:04:59 »
Tyre on an ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop operated by Sky Express burst on landing at Kef airport this morning. Not sure how to jack up a 'plane but wheel duly replaced.
No injuries reported.

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Re: 01/02/23
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 @ 18:11:09 »
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Stray dogs ‘massacred with poison darts’ as Morocco tries to impress Fifa before World Cup bid
The cull has reportedly taken place in Tangier, despite a policy against killing street animals, and has targeted those previously tagged

Municipal workers in Tangier have killed hundreds of stray dogs ahead of a visit by Fifa officials to assess Morocco’s World Cup bid, according to animal welfare advocates.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/02/01/stray-dogs-killed-poison-darts-morocco-tries-impress-fifa-ahead/