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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 05/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 05 October, 2022 @ 02:35:28 »
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 05/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 05 October, 2022 @ 02:34:33 »
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Over 330,000 excess deaths in Great Britain linked to austerity, finds study
Research comes as government signals fresh round of public spending cuts

More than 330,000 excess deaths in Great Britain in recent years can be attributed to spending cuts to public services and benefits introduced by a UK government pursuing austerity policies, according to an academic study.

The authors of the study suggest additional deaths between 2012 and 2019 – prior to the Covid pandemic – reflect an increase in people dying prematurely after experiencing reduced income, ill-health, poor nutrition and housing, and social isolation.

The findings come as the current Conservative government signalled a fresh round of major public spending reductions after the financial crisis precipitated by its mini-budget, including proposals to impose a real-terms cut to benefits for millions of working-age people.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/oct/05/over-330000-excess-deaths-in-great-britain-linked-to-austerity-finds-study
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 05/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 05 October, 2022 @ 02:23:12 »
Body of an 80 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday afternoon from inside his boat in Thassos marina.

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Grapevine / News Briefs / 05/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 05 October, 2022 @ 02:20:07 »
Kef fire risk 05/10/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8989 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0188 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1125 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9815 €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 05/10   24°/17°   17 km/h   21%   Mostly sunny
Thu 06/10   24°/17°   18 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny
Fri 07/10   25°/17°   16 km/h   04%   Sunny
Sat 08/10   24°/18°   18 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Sun 09/10   24°/18°   17 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Mon 10/10   25°/18°   12 km/h   19%   Mostly sunny
Tue 11/10   24°/18°   14 km/h   43%   Showers
Wed 12/10   24°/18°   14 km/h   63%   Rain / thunder probable
Thu 13/10   24°/18°   16 km/h   44%   Scattered thunderstorms possible
Fri 14/10   24°/18°   17 km/h   40%   Thunderstorms possible

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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 04/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 18:22:18 »
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Woman made to wait 20 hours for RAC rescue had to shelter with strangers

Harriet O’Brien, 62, told to stay with car on remote country lane for breakdown patrol that finally arrived next day
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/oct/04/woman-made-to-wait-20-hours-for-rac-rescue-had-to-shelter-with-strangers
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Greek News / Re: Corinth Canal still closed
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 18:06:14 »
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Corinth Canal closes again for continuation of restoration works

The Corinth Canal, an artificial canal in southern Greece, that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf, closed again on Tuesday for the resumption of the second phase of the large-scale restoration works to make it safe for navigation, the managing company said in an announcement.

The 130-year-old canal operated safely and without interruption throughout the summer, recording its best performance in the last 20 years, the Corinth Canal Company said. A total 6,001 vessels from 70 different countries navigated the canal from the day it reopened on 4 July 2022, until October 3.

The 32-million-euro restoration project is being carried out in two stages. The first involved the slope relief work and the cleaning of the canal year and the second of work to stabilize the base of the slopes.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1194808/corinth-canal-closes-again-for-continuation-of-restoration-works/
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kefalonia Calendar 2022
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 18:02:12 »


Bird watching at the Koutavos Environmental Information Center, 10:00-13:00 Saturday, 08 October.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 04/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 17:47:43 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to www.civilprotection.gr
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 04/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 17:45:09 »
172 confirmed coronavirus cases on Kefalonia during period 26/09-02/10/22, 2 on Ithaka: eody.gov.gr
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 04/10/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 @ 15:26:25 »
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Woman who killed friend and cut unborn baby from her womb faces death penalty
Reagan Michelle Simmons-Hancock, 21, is said to have been still alive after having her baby cut from her womb

A Texan woman is facing the death penalty after killing a 21-year-old woman and cutting her unborn baby from her womb.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/10/04/woman-who-killed-friend-cut-unborn-baby-womb-faces-death-penalty/

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