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04/12/21
« on: Saturday, 04 December, 2021 @ 03:10:14 »
Fifteen new coronavirus cases on Kef yesterday, according to EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1404
1 USD = € 0.8562

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
Sat 04/12   16°/12°   10 km/h   78%   Light rain probable
Sun 05/12   18°/13°   17 km/h   76%   Light rain probable
Mon 06/12   15°/11°   26 km/h   99%   Rain &/or thunder probable
Tue 07/12   14°/10°   27 km/h   83%   Light rain probable
Wed 08/12   14°/11°   26 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Thu 09/12   18°/14°   28 km/h   76%   Light rain probable
Fri 10/12   17°/13°   25 km/h   73%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 11/12   17°/13°   22 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Sun 12/12   16°/13°   20 km/h   52%   Showers probable
Mon 13/12   16°/13°   18 km/h   46%   Showers possible


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Re: 04/12/21
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 04 December, 2021 @ 03:14:16 »
Coast Guard yesterday tried to reach the stray yacht near Katelios but winds and tide prevented the rescue boat from reaching it, although they were able to establish that there was no sign of anyone on board. Assumption is the yacht broke free from its moorings in one of Kef's ports but no news yet as to which one.

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Re: 04/12/21
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 04 December, 2021 @ 03:15:46 »
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Italy Returns Parthenon Marble to Greece, Piling Pressure on British Museum

The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports announced this week that Italy will return a fragment of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, a move which adds pressure on the British Museum to follow suit and return the magnificent Parthenon Marbles to their rightful home.
https://greekreporter.com/2021/12/03/italy-returns-parthenon-marble-greece-piling-pressure-british-museum/

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Re: 04/12/21
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 04 December, 2021 @ 03:26:12 »
Never put lights on a palm tree...



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Re: 04/12/21
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 04 December, 2021 @ 11:07:29 »
Coast Guard yesterday tried to reach the stray yacht near Katelios but winds and tide prevented the rescue boat from reaching it, although they were able to establish that there was no sign of anyone on board. Assumption is the yacht broke free from its moorings in one of Kef's ports but no news yet as to which one.

My expectation would be that given the wind direction, the yacht had drifted from Zakynthos, or even the mainland further south.


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Re: 04/12/21
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 04 December, 2021 @ 15:14:49 »
Argostoli-Poros road liable to be blocked by muddy landslides during heavy rain, especially at Vlakhata.

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Re: 04/12/21
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 04 December, 2021 @ 15:25:34 »
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Cat microchipping to be made mandatory
Government to introduce compulsory cat microchipping to help reunite lost and stray pets

Under the new plans, all keepers must ensure their pet is microchipped before they reach the age of 20 weeks and their contact details stored and kept up to date in a pet microchipping database. Owners found not to have microchipped their cat will have 21 days to have one implanted, or may face a fine of up to £500.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cat-microchipping-to-be-made-mandatory

W.e.f 2023, I understand.

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Re: 04/12/21
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 04 December, 2021 @ 18:05:14 »
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London cat-lover's 'best Christmas present' as he is reunited with missing pet after five years

A Londoner whose cat went missing five years ago has told of his delight at being reunited with his pet, thanks to microchip technology.

David Blane, from north London, had lost all hope of seeing his cat Zeke again, and was "in a total state of shock" to hear he had been handed in as a stray 30 miles away in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
https://www.itv.com/news/london/2021-12-03/cat-lovers-best-christmas-present-as-he-is-reunited-with-pet-after-five-years

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Re: 04/12/21
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 04 December, 2021 @ 18:34:41 »
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Bomb squad called to A&E after man arrives with WW2 artillery shell up his bum

THE bomb squad was called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after a patient arrived with an artillery shell stuck up his bottom.

The patient, whose identity has not been revealed, said to the medical team at Gloucestershire Royal's A&E department that he “slipped and fell” on the 17cm by 6cm armour-piercing projectile, which was part of his collection of military items.
https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/19760526.bomb-squad-called-e-man-arrives-ww2-artillery-shell-bum/

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Re: 04/12/21
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 04 December, 2021 @ 21:06:00 »
Couple of locals arrested on Kef yesterday, in separate incidents. One was found to have a small quantity of cocaine and raw cannabis in his shop, the other had a small amount of raw cannabis, an unknown chemical in powder form, a precision scale, and an old rifle in a storage area.

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Re: 04/12/21
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 04 December, 2021 @ 22:24:46 »
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Ros Atkins on... The No 10 Christmas party

Ros Atkins investigates what we know about a Christmas party held at No 10 Downing Street last year at a time when Covid restrictions banned such events.

Boris Johnson, who was not at the party, said no Covid rules were broken, but No 10 has refused to explain how party-goers complied.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-59514568

Video report in link