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22/05/24
« on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 01:09:44 »
Kef fire risk 22/05/24: Medium


Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8816 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1343 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1218 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6816 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5946 €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   
Wed 22/05   25°/15°   21 km/h   06%   Sunny    
Thu 23/05   25°/14°   20 km/h   06%   Sunny    
Fri 24/05   26°/15°   18 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 25/05   26°/17°   11 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 26/05   23°/15°   16 km/h   23%   Starting cloudy then turning sunny    
Mon 27/05   24°/15°   15 km/h   09%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 28/05   25°/16°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny    
Wed 29/05   24°/16°   16 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 30/05   23°/16°   16 km/h   17%   Mostly sunny    
Fri 31/05   24°/17°   15 km/h   20%   Sun & cloud    
   
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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 01:18:57 »
Body of a 73 y-o foreign male recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea at Agia Pelagia, Kythira

Body of a 32 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from the sea in front of main pier at the port of Neos Marmaras, Sithonia, Halkidiki.

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 01:38:02 »
After investigating a burning of dry grass investigating officers of DI.P.Y.N. Kefallinia issued an administrative fine of €1,750 on 15 May, 2024, to a landowner in the Poros area of Argostoli municipality.

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 01:57:13 »
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Over a fifth of endangered species in Greece under threat of extinction

Over a fifth of the 11,500 endangered animal, plant and fungi species in Greece are “critically endangered,” meaning they are under threat of extinction, a new assessment of the country’s Red List has found.

The Environment Ministry published the revised list to mark European Natura 2000 Day, the anniversary of the creation in 1992 of what is now the world’s largest coordinated network of protected areas that now includes more than 27,000 sites.

The species included in the Greek Red List have been assessed according to the criteria set by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).[/b]
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239304/over-a-fifth-of-endangered-species-in-greece-under-threat-of-extinction/

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 02:08:19 »
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North Macedonia president’s website ditches country’s constitutional name

The official website of the president of North Macedonia has removed references to the constitutional name of the country from its home page and replaced it with the abbreviation “MK” or simply “Macedonia.”

The move follows the recent election President Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, who caused a diplomatic row with Greece after referring to her country as “Macedonia” during her inauguration, in violation of the Prespa agreement, signed in 2018 between the two countries that resolved a long-standing disagreement over the state’s name.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/politics/foreign-policy/1239321/website-of-north-macedonia-president-ditches-countrys-constitutional-name/

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 07:49:28 »
16 forest fires across Greece in 24 hour period prior to 18:00 on 21/05/24.

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 08:05:57 »
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Inmates dug through Winchester prison walls with plastic cutlery, report finds

One in 10 prisons in England and Wales barely fit for purpose, says audit of prisoner treatmen
https://www.theguardian.com/society/article/2024/may/22/inmates-dug-through-winchester-prison-walls-with-plastic-cutlery-report-finds

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 14:10:15 »
Well really!! Surely plastic cutlery should have been banned  :lol:

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 15:04:00 »
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Two in every three new electric buses remain parked

It will take months for all 140 new electric buses Greece has just acquired to be put into service, with officials from the Ministry of Transport pointing to late August or early September. Until then the new buses will hit the streets at various stages.

“All 140 electric buses have been integrated into the transport project of the capital. Of these, 46 buses today – for the first time – serve citizens. And in the coming weeks, their number is expected to double,” the ministry said in a statement last Friday.

In fact, out of the 140 buses, only 46 can now circulate, with the other 94 being parked at bus garages. The reason is that the project of permanently installing the charging infrastructure has not been completed in time.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1239332/two-in-every-three-new-electric-buses-remain-parked/

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 17:10:21 »
Well really!! Surely plastic cutlery should have been banned  :lol:

Well, let's face it: it was clearly not one-use plastic cutlery...  :lol:

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 19:55:10 »
Re-cycled and re-purposed?

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 19:57:46 »
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UK General Election to take place on July 4, Rishi Sunak confirms
https://www.itv.com/news/2024-05-22/uk-general-election-to-take-place-on-july-4-rishi-sunak-confirms

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 20:17:21 »
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'Unlucky in love' flamingo lays first egg aged 70
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cyrr8zk1r3zo

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Re: 22/05/24
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 @ 20:42:09 »
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‘Greece must recognize UK’s ownership of the Parthenon marbles before loan,’ Frazer says

Greece must formally recognize the UK’s ownership of the Parthenon Marbles before any loan negotiations can proceed, stated Lucy Frazer, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom, on Wednesday.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1239405/greece-must-recognize-uks-ownership-of-the-parthenon-marbles-before-loan-frazer-says/

Can't see that one happening  :oki: