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20/05/24
« on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 03:14:49 »
Kef fire risk 20/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8846 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1304 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1233 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6792 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5955 €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   
Mon 20/05   29°/20°   23 km/h   02%   Cloudy    
Tue 21/05   28°/17°   23 km/h   02%   Cloudy    
Wed 22/05   25°/16°   22 km/h   08%   Sunny    
Thu 23/05   24°/16°   22 km/h   03%   Sunny    
Fri 24/05   26°/17°   20 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 25/05   26°/18°   14 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 26/05   25°/17°   17 km/h   09%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 27/05   24°/17°   16 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 28/05   24°/17°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny    
Wed 29/05   25°/17°   15 km/h   09%   Mostly sunny    
   

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Re: 20/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 03:20:46 »
11 forest fires across Greece in 24 hour period prior to 18:00 on Sunday, 19/05/24

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Re: 20/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 03:42:02 »
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Water investors have withdrawn billions, says research

Shareholders in some of the UK's largest water companies have taken out tens of billions of pounds but failed to invest, new research claims, with firms planning to raise household bills to fund future spending.

Investors have withdrawn £85.2bn from 10 water and sewage firms in England and Wales since the industry was privatised more than 30 years ago, analysis by the University of Greenwich suggests.

Companies are under pressure following sewage spills and water leaks, which critics have blamed on under-investment in the country's infrastructure.

Ofwat, the industry regulator, said it "strongly refuted" the figures.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw4478wnjdpo


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Re: 20/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 11:10:10 »
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Greek PM urges Commission to take action on multinationals

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has penned a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, urging action on the issue of Territorial Supply Constraints (TSCs) within the European Single Market.

TSCs are restrictions imposed by multinational manufacturers to prevent retailers and wholesalers from sourcing where they wish within the European Single Market. A past study by the Commission has found that TSCs cost EU consumers more than €14 billion a year.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1239185/greek-pm-urges-commission-to-take-action-on-multinationals/

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Re: 20/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 13:23:52 »
Traffic diversions in Argostoli and Lixouri due to Unification Celebrations tomorrow:

Argostoli
09:00-11:00 No parking, stopping or passage on Leoforo G. Vergoti Street in front of the Metropolitan Church of Evangelistria.
10:00-12:00 No parking, stopping or passage on Rizospaston from junction with I. Momferatou to junction with E.E. Street. Stavrou. Entire length of I. Momferatou.

Lixouri
09:00-13:00 No parking, stopping or passage along Rizospaston and A. Laskaratou from plateia Rizospaston to junction with D. Solomou and A. Laskaratou.

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Re: 20/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 13:31:53 »
Pessada - Ag. Nik. ferry probably not running tomorrow due to concern over weather conditions.

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Re: 20/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 17:52:50 »
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Why fuel remains so expensive in Greece
The factors making local unleaded gasoline and diesel rates among the highest in the EU

Fuel prices in Greece are not just high, they are consistently higher than the European Union average, both before and after taxes.

This finding is not new and besides consumers it has from time to time concerned both the competent authorities and the operators of the oil market itself, which is characterized by intense phenomena of fraud and unfair competition to the detriment of healthy businesses.

The fuel market has not yet complied with measures instituted back in 2012 to address violations and the lack of competition, so Greeks are burdened twice: As consumers from high prices and as taxpayers from the loss of public revenue of hundreds of millions of euros per year.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1239148/why-fuel-remains-so-expensive-in-greece/

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Re: 20/05/24
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 19:40:15 »
Body of a 54 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from the sea at Zesta Nera, Old Kammeni, Santorini.

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Re: 20/05/24
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 19:57:28 »
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Corfu: Brutal beating of a minor by a 15-year-old boy

A 16-year-old, a high school student, was the victim of a savage beating in Corfu.

The incident occurred at 10 o’clock on Friday night, when the minor student went to a central point in Corfu and specifically to the ‘Psychiatriou’ Square with his friends.

Then another student invited him to enter the area of the former Psychiatric Hospital where there is a ‘refreshment’ room to talk.

According to the father’s allegations, when his son went there, the-15 year-old, began to hit him with punches and kicks, to the point that the child fell unconscious. Despite this, he continued to hit him while he was on the ground.

After a short time the 15-year-old fled and the 16-year-old was taken to the hospital where he was treated as a multi-injury victim with a broken nose, broken jaw, dislocated knee and bruises on his body.

The parents proceeded to file a complaint at Corfu Police Station and began the process of locating the 15-year-old who was arrested on Saturday morning. At the same time his parents were also arrested for neglect of supervision of a minor.
https://en.protothema.gr/corfu-brutal-beating-of-a-minor-by-a-15-year-old-boy/

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Re: 20/05/24
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 20:01:23 »
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Minor with loaded revolver arrested in Athens

A teenager who was arrested by police after being found in possession of loaded revolver on Sunday night in Athens is expected to be led before a prosecutor.

The young man was apprehended by police in the Kolonos area. Police sources said that during a routine search of his vehicle, officers noticed that he was carrying a gun on his waist that was loaded with five bullets.

The minor’s 39-year-old father was also arrested on the spot.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239210/minor-with-loaded-revolver-arrested-in-athens/

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« Reply #10 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 20:10:41 »
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Government to extends coverage of ‘Panic Button’ app for domestic violence victims

Greece’s government announced on Monday that the “Panic Button” app will be provided to all adult victims of domestic violence of both sexes across the country.

Until now, the “Panic Button” mobile app has been provided by police stations as well as by the advisory centers of the General Secretariat for Equality and Human Rights, only to female victims of domestic violence residing in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Since March 2023, the app has allowed domestic violence victims to discreetly notify the police of their abuse, undetected by their abuser.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239197/government-to-extends-coverage-of-panic-button-app-for-domestic-violence-victims/

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Re: 20/05/24
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 20:22:52 »
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Greek diplomats in London rack up £1.6 mln in unpaid congestion charge fees

Greece’s embassy in London has clocked up £1.6 million in unpaid congestion charge fees, new figures have shown.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239214/greek-diplomats-in-london-rack-up-1-6m-in-unpaid-congestion-charge-fees/

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« Reply #12 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 20:26:05 »
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Fire Totally Destroys Unit Suspected in Mass Food Poisoning

The head of the Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) on Monday revealed that state inspectors were due to arrive the same day at a south-central Greece production unit where meals distributed to pupils in the wider Lamia area last week caused food poisoning of 63 minors from seven separate schools.

The specific unit, however, identified as the Giannitsis Logistics S.A., burned to the ground on Sunday evening.
https://www.tovima.com/society/fire-totally-destroys-unit-suspected-in-mass-food-poisoning/

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« Reply #13 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 20:30:01 »
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Nursery deputy manager guilty of killing baby girl after strapping her face down at Cheadle nursery

A nursery deputy manager has been found guilty of killing a baby girl after she placed her face down, tightly swaddled and strapped to a bean bag for more than an hour and a half.
https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2024-05-20/nursery-nurse-killed-baby-after-strapping-her-face-down

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« Reply #14 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 20:34:47 »
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Public told to report invasive Asian Hornet sightings amid surge warning

The public are being warned to report sightings of Asian Hornets this summer as experts warn of a potential surge of the damaging invasive predatory wasp.

While Asian Hornets pose no greater risk to humans than native hornets, they threaten honey bees and insect pollinators.
https://www.itv.com/news/2024-05-20/public-told-to-report-invasive-asian-hornet-sightings-amid-surge-warning

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Re: 20/05/24
« Reply #15 on: Monday, 20 May, 2024 @ 21:00:25 »
22 forest fires across Greece during 24 hour period prior to 18:00 on 20/05/24