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10/11/21
« on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 04:11:32 »
Eighteen new cases of coronavirus on Kefalonia announced yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1371
1 USD = € 0.8386

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 10/11   19°/13°   27 km/h   05%   Cloudy, winds likely
Thu 11/11   19°/12°   17 km/h   03%   Mostly cloudy
Fri 12/11   19°/14°    6 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud
Sat 13/11   20°/14°   10 km/h   76%   Showers probable
Sun 14/11   20°/15°   16 km/h   88%   Rain probable
Mon 15/11   19°/14°   19 km/h   83%   Thunderstorms probable
Tue 16/11   18°/10°   27 km/h   73%   Light rain probable
Wed 17/11   16°/11°   21 km/h   64%   Light rain probable
Thu 18/11   17°/12°   17 km/h   56%   Showers probable
Fri 19/11   18°/12°   12 km/h   55%   Showers probable


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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 04:14:17 »
Commercialisation Christmas is coming to Kefalonia! First festive lights of 2021 were lit in Argostoli yesterday evening.

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 04:15:26 »
White lining is being undertaken on the Argostoli-Poros road, should be completed before the weekend.

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 04:17:09 »
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What new UK driving laws are coming into effect in November?
Portsmouth city centre, automatic licence extensions and revised towing regulations all undergoing changes motorists should be aware of
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dvla-new-uk-driving-laws-b1954188.html

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 04:18:43 »
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Coronavirus Cases Climb to Over 8,000 in New Record in Greece

Greece recorded 8,623 cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday — the highest number ever recorded in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

The record for the highest number of coronavirus cases recorded in one day had just been broken yesterday, Monday, when 7,335 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece.
https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/09/coronavirus-cases-new-record-greece/

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 10:53:44 »
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Australian drivers licenses valid for Greece; International Driving Permit no longer needed
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/11/10/australian-drivers-licenses-valid-for-greece-international-driving-permit-no-longer-needed/

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 11:03:14 »
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Half of Britons do not know 6m Jews were murdered in Holocaust

...and 56% believe that something like the Holocaust could happen again today.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/10/half-of-britons-do-not-know-6m-jews-were-murdered-in-holocaust

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 11:05:59 »
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Seahorses and sharks living in River Thames, analysis shows

Species living in the Thames include seahorses and even sharks, including tope, starry smooth-hound and spurdog.

The most recent count revealed there were about 900 harbour seals and 3,200 grey seals. Since the surveys began in 2003, there has been a clear and steady increase in both seal populations in the Thames estuary.

Fish numbers have declined since the 1990s, though, with conservation scientists saying further research is needed to determine the cause.

The tidal Thames supports more than 115 species of fish, 92 species of bird and has almost 600 hectares of saltmarsh, which is a crucial habitat for a range of wildlife.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/10/seahorses-and-sharks-living-in-river-thames-analysis-shows-aoe

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 13:07:57 »
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Ambassador Pyatt inaugerates wind farm in Kefalonia

A wind farm by PPC Renewables SA was inaugurated on the western Greek island of Kefalonia on Tuesday, in the presence of ministers and outgoing US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.

The wind park was constructed by US company Ameresco and Res Invest, consists of four wind turbines that can generate 9.2 MW.

Besides Pyatt, the event was addressed by Alternate Development & Investments Minister Nikos Papathanassis and Regional Director of the Ionian Islands Rodi Kratsa.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/11/10/pyatt-wind-farm-kefalonia/

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 15:59:43 »
Mains water supply cut off tomorrow between 07:00-13:30 in Ntomata, Sarlata and Svoronata to enable essential maintenance work.

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 18:11:32 »
Tavernas on Kefalonia on 24 hour strike Tuesday coming. Not sure how many will take part.

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 18:21:26 »
Allegedly almost a mishap between a car and Ainos ponies in Valeriano. Nearer home, I had a near miss with a deer last week.

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 21:13:45 »
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A woman murdered every month: is this Greece’s moment of reckoning on femicide?
Data shows consistently low rates of prosecutions and convictions for domestic violence, even as reported instances grow.

Lax punishments, police inaction and inadequate laws serve to embolden abusers, say campaigners – and stark figures bear them out
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/nov/10/a-woman-murdered-every-month-greeces-moment-of-reckoning-on-femicide

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 @ 21:15:17 »
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Pet dog contracts Covid in first confirmed case in UK
Animal thought to have caught coronavirus from owners, but experts say there is no evidence pets can pass it to humans
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/10/pet-dog-contracts-coronavirus-in-first-confirmed-case-in-uk

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Re: 10/11/21
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 11 November, 2021 @ 00:04:05 »
Large bush fire in the Nyfi area of Thinia. Tricky terrain, especially in the dark, fire fanned by winds.