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07/06/23
« on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 03:17:35 »
Kef fire risk 07/06/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8869 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1004 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1275 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9088 €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 07/06   25°/19°   12 km/h   05%   Cloudy
Thu 08/06   26°/19°   18 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Fri 09/06   26°/18°   24 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny
Sat 10/06   26°/19°   20 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Sun 11/06   27°/19°   21 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Mon 12/06   26°/19°   16 km/h   56%   Thunderstorms probable
Tue 13/06   27°/19°   15 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Wed 14/06   26°/19°   14 km/h   62%   Thunderstorms probable
Thu 15/06   26°/19°   18 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Fri 16/06   26°/19°   18 km/h   31%   Isolated thunderstorms possible


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Re: 07/06/23
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 14:16:55 »
Poros coast guard yesterday evening escorted the Maltese-flagged yacht ANNA NL into Poros port after it suffered mechanical failure while sailing 5.2 nm east of  Kefalonia. Five foreign nationals on board in good health, no marine pollution observed, boat confined to port until examined and certificate of seaworthiness issued.

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Re: 07/06/23
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 14:26:48 »
Rural doctor service available in Vlakhata between 10:00-13:00 tomorrow, Thursday, 08 June. Face masks an social distancing still required.

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Re: 07/06/23
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 14:41:47 »
Allegedly a problem with stray dogs in Argostoli main square, two women said to have been attacked at different times, unclear if both by the same dog. One was walking a dog, which may partly explain things. No mention second female was.

According to the Mayor of Argostoli, Theofilos Michalatos, the offending dog has been caught. No mention of its fate but inferred the dog was now in the care of ARK. Also mentioned that the municipality's goal was to establish a shelter but no explanation why it wasn't reality.


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Re: 07/06/23
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 14:49:51 »
Essential maintenance work scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, 08 June, means mains water supply will be off between 08:00-12:00 in Vilatoria, Vovykes and the area between ​​Vovykes - Petani.

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Re: 07/06/23
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 15:16:17 »
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Scam victims must be refunded within five days under new bank laws

New rules will require banks to give victims their money back within one working week, apart from in cases of gross negligence or where supposed victims are found to have played a role in the fraud.

Currently scam refunds are paid in line with a voluntary code of guidelines, but not all banks are signed up and fewer than half of victims get their money back.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/current-accounts/banks-refund-scam-victimsithin-five-days-new-law/

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Re: 07/06/23
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 15:25:29 »
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Heathrow security staff announce massive summer strike
Increased number of airlines facing disruption as industrial action spreads to more terminals

A summer of travel chaos looms as thousands of security officers at Heathrow airport are set to strike for 31 days during the peak holiday period.

For the first time, security officers based at Terminal Three, who voted in favour of strike action last week, will join colleagues from Terminal Five and campus security on the picket line.

Strikes are planned for the following dates:

*   24, 25, 28, 29 and 30 June
*   14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31 July
*   4, 5, 6 , 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, and 27 August
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/heathrow-airport-strike-dates-b2353062.html

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Re: 07/06/23
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 15:29:30 »
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'Non-human spacecrafts' found by US 'for decades'
Whistleblower claims spacecrafts and the bodies of ‘pilots’ have been found by the US government for decades

“Non-human spacecrafts” and the bodies of “pilots” have been recovered by the US government for decades, a former intelligence officer has claimed.

Whistleblower David Charles Grusch, 36, has said the intelligence community has engaged in a “sophisticated disinformation campaign” to hide the discovery of fragments of and whole vehicles.

Mr Grusch previously worked for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/06/07/ufos-made-with-non-human-materials-found-by-us/


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Re: 07/06/23
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 15:39:23 »
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Europe’s Notorious Money Launderer Arrested in Greece

Police in Greece arrested a notorious money launderer, who, according to Europol, was cleaning the dirty money of the world’s foremost criminals, including drug cartels.

According to Greece’s Financial and Economic Crime Unit (S.D.O.E.) the 52-year-old suspect is a Greek citizen of Albanian origin and had trafficked approximately 250 million euros ($268 million) within a period of 10 months.

The man is suspected of leading a criminal organization that laundered millions of euros on a monthly basis for criminals.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/06/07/notorious-money-launderer-arrested-greece/
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Re: 07/06/23
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 15:42:33 »
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Wreck of Historic British WWII Submarine Discovered Off Greece

The wreckage of the British WWII submarine HMS Triumph which disappeared in early 1942 was discovered at the bottom of the Aegean Sea, in Greece, by a a Greek diving team.

The wreck was discovered off the Sounion Peninsula.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/06/07/wreck-british-wwii-submarine-discovered-greece/

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Re: 07/06/23
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 19:25:11 »
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EE mobile customers stung by new Europe fees in 47 holiday hotspots - including Spain, Greece and Italy

EE customers now have to pay extra to use their mobile phones in 47 European holiday hotspots — including Spain, Greece and Italy.

Holidaymakers risk being stung with large bills unless they make changes to their account.

Pay-as-you-go customers with telecoms giant EE are now charged 70p a minute to make a call, or 30p to send a text message when they visit Europe.

To get on the internet, customers will need to pay £3 for 500MB of data — which is enough to stream 100 songs.

Before Brexit, mobile phone providers were banned from charging British customers extra fees when they were in Europe. But these rules no longer apply.

To avoid the charges, customers can purchase a £2.50 daily pass or a £10 seven-day add-on, which allows them to use their phone as normal.

You need to opt in to these packages by replying to EE’s welcome text message when your flight lands.
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-12166607/EE-customers-stung-new-Europe-fees-47-holiday-hotspots.html

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Re: 07/06/23
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 @ 21:00:03 »
No charges of you're with O2 or Virgin you just have your normal package.