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16/02/24
« on: Friday, 16 February, 2024 @ 00:37:25 »
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8833 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1321 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1117 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7058 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5862 €UR
   
Based on National Bank of Greece exchange rates.   
Other banks likely to offer rates 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   
Fri 16/02   16°/07°   07 km/h   03%   Sunny    
Sat 17/02   17°/08°   12 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Sun 18/02   17°/09°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny    
Mon 19/02   17°/10°   12 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 20/02   16°/11°   14 km/h   46%   Showers possible   
Wed 21/02   16°/09°   14 km/h   80%   Light rain probable   
Thu 22/02   16°/10°   14 km/h   44%   Showers possible   
Fri 23/02   17°/11°   15 km/h   32%   Showers possible   
Sat 24/02   18°/11°   21 km/h   48%   Showers possible   
Sun 25/02   16°/10°   23 km/h   60%   Showers probable   
   

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Re: 16/02/24
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 16 February, 2024 @ 00:40:58 »
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Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalise same-sex marriage

Greece has become the first Orthodox Christian country to legalise same-sex civil marriage, despite opposition from church officials.

A cross-party majority of 176 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament voted late on Thursday in favour of the bill drafted by the centre-right government of the prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Another 76 rejected the reform while two abstained from the vote and 46 were not present for the vote.

The new law recognises parental rights for same-sex couples, but will not allow gay men to acquire biological children through surrogate mothers in Greece.

Opinion polls have suggested that most Greeks support the reform by a narrow margin and the issue has not triggered deep divisions in a country more worried about the high cost of living.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/15/greece-becomes-first-orthodox-christian-country-to-legalise-same-sex-marriage

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Re: 16/02/24
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 16 February, 2024 @ 02:19:29 »
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Deaths from flu, covid rose to 48 last week

Deaths from flu and covid rose to 48 last week, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Thursday, with an average age of 85.

Of the deceased, 40 were infected with Covid-19, while eight were infected with flu.

EODY says that overall, the number of people admitted to hospital as a result of the respiratory diseases decreased, as well as the number of people who needed intensive care, even though an excess of 10% of tests return positive results for the flu.

Regarding Covid-19, the overall number of infections has declined, and a 40% decline was noted compared to average weekly admissions over the past four weeks, and the number of intubated patients being treated for Covid-19 has also decreased to 34.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1231808/deaths-from-flu-covid-rose-to-48-last-week/

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Re: 16/02/24
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 16 February, 2024 @ 13:59:32 »
Rural doctor service available between 10:00-13:00 on Monday in Vlakhata.

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Re: 16/02/24
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 16 February, 2024 @ 14:12:55 »
Interruptions to the mains electricity supply in parts of Paliki due to maintenance and renovation works as follows:

Sat 17/02/24 between 08:30-15:00 : Damoulianata, Dellaportata, Favatata, Kaminarata, Mantoukata, Monopolata, Parisata, Rifi, Skineos
Sun 18/02/24 between 08:30-15:00 : Ano Kouvalata, Vlichata to Skineos quarry
Mon 19/02/24 between 08:30-15:00 : Ano Kouvalata, Vlichata to Skineos quarry
Tue 20/02/24 between 08:30-15:00 : wider area of ​​Agia Thekli, Kontogennada, wider area of ​​Skineos


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Re: 16/02/24
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 16 February, 2024 @ 14:29:59 »
Various projects on Kefalonia to benefit from funding from the Ionian Islands Regional Council:

1,439,002.36€ for the preservation of the Mycenean tholos tomb at Tzannata, Poros

893,050.86€ for the restoration of Agia Marina church, Soullari

617,293.91€ for the restoration of Agios Fanentos church and chapel of Agios Nikolaos, ancient Sami

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Re: 16/02/24
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 16 February, 2024 @ 14:41:07 »
Kefalonia Bay Palace hotel, Agia Efimia, rumoured to be up for auction mid March, asking price > 3,320,000€.

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Re: 16/02/24
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 16 February, 2024 @ 15:13:21 »
Tractors and agricultural machinery liable to be blockading Argostoli around midday this Monday, 19/02/24 and a blockade of Argostoli and Lixouri ferry ports around 10:00 on Tuesday.

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Re: 16/02/24
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 16 February, 2024 @ 15:23:25 »
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Millions of donkeys killed each year to make medicine

Donkey thefts like this have become increasingly common across many parts of Africa - and in other parts of the world that have large populations of these working animals. Steve - and his donkeys - are collateral damage in a controversial global trade in donkey skin.
A worker carries a donkey skin at a slaughterhouse in Kenya

Its origins are thousands of miles from that field in Kenya. In China, a traditional medicinal remedy that is made with the gelatin in donkey skin is in high demand. It is called Ejiao.

It is believed to have health-enhancing and youth-preserving properties. Donkey skins are boiled down to extract the gelatin, which is made into powder, pills or liquid, or is added to food.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68230069

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Re: 16/02/24
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 16 February, 2024 @ 20:38:03 »
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First seaplane flights in Greece to commence from Corfu

CORFU. The seaplane flights will ensure smooth transportation for the permanent residents of the Diapontia Islands and Paxos to Corfu on a 12-month basis.

The first seaplane flights in Greece are expected to commence from Corfu ust before Easter. The project, which has encountered many obstacles and delays, is finally set to take off, with Paxos and the Diapontia Islands as its initial destinations.

Approximately 15 years after the last seaplane flight to Corfu, the procedures are in the final stages for the project to become a reality. Already, the first seaplane of Hellenic Seaplanes is in Greece, specifically in Megara, and in March, the relevant licence from the Civil Aviation Authority is expected to be issued for commercial flights on a daily basis.

The President and CEO of Hellenic Seaplanes, Nikolas Charalambous, told Enimerosi that demo flights in Corfu are expected to take place in mid-April, with commercial flights starting towards the end of the month. Initially, the flights will be operated using a passenger seaplane Cessna Caravan 208C, which can accommodate up to 12 passengers per route, while two more seaplanes, with capacities of 8 and 19 passengers, are expected to arrive during the summer. According to Mr. Charalambous, ticket prices are linked to the duration of the flight. For a half-hour flight, the cost will be between 75-80 Euros.
https://enimerosi.com/news/85732/first-hydroplane-flights-in-greece-to-commence-from-corfu