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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 07/02/23
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 07 February, 2023 @ 13:33:39 »
Reminder: seafarers strike tomorrow and Thursday, ferry services between Kef and the mainland will not be operated. Strike due to end 06:00 Friday.

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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 07/02/23
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 07 February, 2023 @ 13:23:51 »
Another medical airlift last night: a 60 y-o local with a serious pulmonary condition was transported from Kef to Kalamata for hospital care.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 07/02/23
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 07 February, 2023 @ 13:19:07 »
Hm, Poros karnavali committee may have to re-think the topical theme, Looking for a doctor, as it's alleged the MP for Kef has promised one in about two weeks, which will be, oh, just after Poros karnavali.
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kefalonia calendar 2023
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 07 February, 2023 @ 02:53:26 »


Lixouri karnavali events 11-27 February 2023
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 07/02/23
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 07 February, 2023 @ 02:51:23 »
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‘Catastrophic’ earthquake in Turkey and Syria kills at least 3,800 people
Dozens of countries offer help as rescue workers and residents frantically search for survivors after devastating 7.8-magnitude tremor

The magnitude-7.8 quake, which hit in the darkness of a winter morning, was followed by a second, 7.5 quake in the middle of the day on Monday, as rescuers in both countries were still attempting to search for survivors.

By the early evening, the death toll in Turkey stood at 2,379, the the country’s emergency services said, and more than 14,483 people were recorded as injured. Yunus Sezer, who heads Turkey’s disaster relief agency AFAD, said nearly 15,000 search and rescue personnel had been deployed to the region.

At least 1,444 people were killed in Syria, according to figures from the Damascus government and rescue workers in the north-western region, which is controlled by rebel groups.

The toll of 3,823 was expected to rise as rescue workers and residents searched frantically for survivors under the rubble of crushed buildings in cities on both sides of the border.

Television images from Turkey showed shocked people standing in the snow in their pyjamas, watching rescuers dig through the debris of damaged homes. Buildings were levelled while many people were still asleep.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/06/international-rescuers-rush-to-turkey-and-syria-as-earthquake-toll-nears-3000

Death toll expected to grow. Greece is among countries that have sent/will send aid.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 07/02/23
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 07 February, 2023 @ 02:45:14 »
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New evidence emerges of baby abuse in Thessaloniki

Police said they have found new evidence that a 48-year-old nursery carer abused young children at a daycare center in Thessaloniki. She was arrested last November after a complaint by a colleague.

Initially, the charges related to accusations of physically abusing four children. She was referred to trial, accused of beating and abusing infants up to 18 months old, and was given a three-year, nine-month prison sentence. However, she appealed and was released.

A statement by police in Thessaloniki on Monday who continued the preliminary investigation after her arrest said she committed the same offenses against an additional eight children and that a case file was opened against her.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1204128/new-evidence-emerges-of-baby-abuse-in-thessaloniki/
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Grapevine / News Briefs / 07/02/23
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 07 February, 2023 @ 02:21:36 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9196 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1099 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0874 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9010 €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 07/02   08°/04°   20 km/h   08%   Starting cloudy then turning sunny
Wed 08/02   09°/04°   20 km/h   01%   Mostly sunny
Thu 09/02   09°/05°   25 km/h   01%   Cloudy
Fri 10/02   10°/05°   20 km/h   10%   Mostly cloudy
Sat 11/02   12°/07°   12 km/h   01%   Sunny
Sun 12/02   12°/07°   13 km/h   01%   Mostly sunny
Mon 13/02   13°/07°   13 km/h   01%   Sunny
Tue 14/02   14°/09°   12 km/h   03%   Sunny
Wed 15/02   15°/10°   12 km/h   02%   Mostly sunny
Thu 16/02   16°/11°   10 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud

frost.getmap.gr

Moderate risk of freezing temperatures (0°C – -2°C)
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/02/23
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 06 February, 2023 @ 19:12:25 »
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Manchester City charged with breaking financial rules by Premier League
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64536785
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/02/23
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 06 February, 2023 @ 18:30:20 »
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Beavers to return to London 400 years after being hunted to extinction
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/beavers-introduced-london-extinction-b2276561.html
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Greek History & Culture / Labyrinth
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 06 February, 2023 @ 18:16:12 »
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LABYRINTH: KNOSSOS, MYTH & REALITY Opens 10 Feb 2023

According to legend, an elaborate labyrinth was built at Knossos on the island of Crete to hold a ferocious Minotaur. Discover the palace of Knossos, and the search for the labyrinth, in this major exhibition in Oxford.

The palace of Knossos, discovered and excavated over 100 years ago, was the centre of a Bronze Age civilisation of people we now call the Minoans, named after the legendary King Minos.

This will be the first UK exhibition to focus on Knossos. It will include over 100 objects which have never left Crete and Greece before, alongside discoveries from the Ashmolean's Sir Arthur Evans Archive and an exclusive experience of Knossos Palace from the acclaimed video game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

Archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans led excavations at Knossos in the early 20th century, and would later re-imagine and partially restore the palace. His archive at the Ashmolean has been central to our understanding of the site of Knossos, and many of his excavation plans, artworks and records will be on display alongside objects from the site.
https://ashmolean.org/exhibition/labyrinth-knossos-myth-reality



https://youtu.be/JrhMHmLw040?t=1

Labyrinth, review: this study of the Minoans is a near myth

Knossos, definitely worth a look if you visit Crete.
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