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26/04/22
« on: Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 @ 02:48:43 »
Nineteen new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, seven on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8603 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.1214 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1624 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8917 €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 26/04   22°/13°   15 km/h   03%   Sunny
Wed 27/04   22°/14°   15 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 28/04   23°/15°   13 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud
Fri 29/04   22°/15°   11 km/h   17%   Cloudy
Sat 30/04   22°/14°   11 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Sun 01/05   20°/14°   14 km/h   43%   Showers possible
Mon 02/05   20°/13°   13 km/h   33%   Showers possible early
Tue 03/05   19°/13°   20 km/h   54%   Showers probable later
Wed 04/05   20°/14°   16 km/h   16%   Mostly sunny
Thu 05/05   20°/15°   17 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud



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Re: 26/04/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 @ 03:04:29 »
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Hull cat poisoning warning after two pets found dead

A leading animal charity has warned pet owners of "targeted poisoning" after two cats were found dead in Hull.

The charity said discarded cat biscuits had been found... which "appeared suspicious as they were matted together with an unknown substance".

The RSPCA said it was difficult to determine if the cases were accidental incidents of poisoning or deliberate.

However, poisoning an animal deliberately is a criminal offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Signs of poisoning include vomiting, uncoordinated movements, seizures and breathing difficulties.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-61220620


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Re: 26/04/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 @ 16:10:48 »
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Greece’s response to the energy crisis and to rising costs

Dealing with the energy crisis and the rising costs Greek households are facing as a result is at the top of the Greek government’s agenda, and this week we saw Prime Minister Mitsotakis announce a commitment to take action if the EU does not step up to the plate.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/multimedia/podcasts/1182980/greeces-response-to-the-energy-crisis-and-to-rising-costs/

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Re: 26/04/22
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Re: 26/04/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 @ 19:58:48 »
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Google Play Store now forces apps to disclose what data is collected

Google is rolling out a new Data Safety section on the Play Store, Android's official app repository, where developers must declare what data their software collects from users of their apps.

This will be like a privacy label giving users crucial information at a glance, which should be enough to help them decide if they would like to proceed with the installation.

Not only will developers declare what data they collect, but also what data they share with third parties, essentially disclosing the purpose behind the collection.

Google is rolling out the new Data Safety section gradually so that Android users won't see this new section immediately but over the next couple of weeks.

Google told BleepingComputer that developers would provide this information themselves, which Google will not confirm.

While Google's move is beneficial to Android users, a similar feature called 'Privacy Nutrition Labels' was already introduced by Apple in 2020.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-play-store-now-forces-apps-to-disclose-what-data-is-collected/


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Re: 26/04/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 @ 20:34:54 »
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Pandemic: A calm summer and fall surge

Health authorities and scientists see a calm summer for the Covid-19 pandemic, but also a possible autumn upsurge when temperatures start to drop.

A new wave will likely come when nightly temperatures consistently drop below 18 degrees Celsius.

In 2020, the first year of the pandemic, a surge started in late October from Thessaloniki. Another surge, in October 2021, coincided with the arrival of the highly contagious, and deadly, Delta variation of Covid. In both cases, the superspreaders were the 18-39 age group, although the elderly and those with existing serious illnesses bore the brunt of hospitalizations and fatalities.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1182899/pandemic-a-calm-summer-and-fall-surge/

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Re: 26/04/22
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 @ 21:29:32 »
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Dorset ospreys produce egg for first time in 200 years
Birds are focus of conservation efforts after becoming extinct due to habitat loss and shooting

The birds of prey were once common across western Europe, but due to persecution by humans as well as habitat loss, they became locally extinct in the early 1800s. Their nests were historically plundered for their eggs, and the birds were shot for taxidermy. Today, they are still regularly shot for sport in southern Europe.

There is a breeding population at Rutland Water in the Midlands, after a translocation programme that began in 1996, and after decades of conservation efforts there are now hundreds of ospreys in Scotland.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/26/dorset-ospreys-produce-egg-for-first-time-in-200-years




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Re: 26/04/22
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 @ 21:37:54 »
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The UK needs to wake up to the growing threat of wildfires

The climate crisis is often thought of in terms of flooding, heatwaves and eroding coastline in the UK. Wildfires, while famously destructive in Australia and the US, are not so common in Britain.

This will change, scientists are warning, as warmer temperatures bring the prospect of blazes closer to home.

That isn’t to say they do not already happen. Just this weekend, a large blaze broke out across a heathland in Dorset. And last month, a major incident was declared as a wildfire raged across Dartmoor National Park.
https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/news-analysis/uk-wildfire-risk-climate-crisis-b2064991.html