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03/10/22
« on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 03:19:00 »
Kef fire risk 03/10/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.9095 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0040 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0995 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9960 €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
Mon 03/10   25°/18°   26 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny, breezy
Tue 04/10   25°/18°   16 km/h   09%   Sunny
Wed 05/10   24°/16°   16 km/h   04%   Sunny
Thu 06/10   24°/17°   18 km/h   01%   Mostly sunny
Fri 07/10   24°/17°   15 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 08/10   24°/18°   17 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Sun 09/10   24°/18°   16 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Mon 10/10   24°/18°   14 km/h   21%   Mostly sunny
Tue 11/10   24°/18°   13 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Wed 12/10   24°/18°   14 km/h   42%   Scattered thunderstorms possible


Edit: f-ex rates updated
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Re: 03/10/22
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 03:30:46 »
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Kilwarlin Moravian Church and its link to ancient Greece
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62981615

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Re: 03/10/22
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 03:31:57 »
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Hospitals cancel 22,000 appointments every day as 6.8m wait to start treatment

Average number of daily cancellations this year is so far up 20 per cent on pre-pandemic figures, despite promises to clear backlog
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/02/hospitals-cancel-22000-appointments-every-day-68m-wait-start/


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« Reply #3 on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 11:23:13 »
Body of an unidentified male recovered midday yesterday from the sea off Aptera beach, Hania, Crete.

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« Reply #4 on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 11:37:04 »
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Church mulling response to ‘miracle worker’ priest

Amid the uproar surrounding the “miraculous” events at the Church of St Isidore on Lycabettus Hill in Athens overseen by the church’s priest, Father Dimitrios Loupasakis, Greece’s religious authorities are reportedly considering three different courses of action.

Footage seen online in recent months shows Loupasakis placing the cross on people with mobility problems, who then begin to walk, and on blind people who supposedly regained their eyesight.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1194566/church-mulling-response-to-miracle-worker-priest/

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« Reply #5 on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 11:44:07 »
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Chancellor confirms U-turn on scrapping 45p tax rate for top earners
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-10-03/chancellor-to-u-turn-on-scrapping-45p-tax-rate-for-top-earners

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« Reply #6 on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 11:47:31 »
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Afghans left in legal limbo in Greece while ‘real refugees’ helped to settle

International Rescue Committee points to unequal treatment, saying welcome for Ukrainians proves integration and support is possible for all
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/oct/03/afghans-left-in-legal-limbo-greece-while-real-refugees-helped-to-settle

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« Reply #7 on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 17:08:03 »
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Greece begins rollout of new Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Greece on Monday began its autumn Covid-19 vaccination campaign, rolling out new bivalent boosters targeting the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants.

The government offers the vaccine to everyone aged 60 and over, as well as front-line health care workers and other groups considered to be particularly at risk of serious illness.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1194710/greece-begins-rollout-of-new-covid-19-vaccination-campaign/

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« Reply #8 on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 17:17:39 »
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Waiting times for surgeries can run well over a year

Waiting lists for surgeries at state hospitals have grown even longer since the coronavirus pandemic, leading many patients to fork out extra money to private clinics.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1194676/waiting-times-for-surgeries-can-run-well-over-a-year/
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« Reply #9 on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 17:25:27 »
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Nadine Dorries calls for a general election
Having backed Liz Truss for Tory leadership, former culture secretary says PM ‘must take to the country’ if the premier wants a new mandate

Nadine Dorries has dramatically called for a general election if Liz Truss continues to change government policy.

The former culture secretary, who supported Ms Truss’s leadership bid, said there was “widespread dismay” that a lot of the work she had done while in office had been put on hold.

Her latest intervention came after she accused the Prime Minister of throwing her Chancellor “under a bus”.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/10/03/nadine-dorries-calls-general-election

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« Reply #10 on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 17:27:13 »
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Shorter chips on the menu as lack of rain stunts potatoes

Shoppers told to expect smaller and more blemished potatoes on supermarket shelves
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/10/03/shorter-chips-menu-lack-rain-stunts-potatoes/


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‘Ordinary’ Chinese vase valued at €2,000 sells for almost €8m after bidding war

Tianqiuping-style porcelain sells for nearly 4,000 times its estimated value after buyers are convinced it is a rare artefact
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/03/chinese-vase-8m-euro-bidding-war-tianqiuping

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« Reply #12 on: Monday, 03 October, 2022 @ 17:35:55 »
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Disabled woman left stranded on tarmac after plane takes off without her
Shocked passenger watched flight take off after arriving on shuttle lift

A disabled passenger was left stranded on the tarmac at Newcastle Airport after the plane she was about to board took off without her.

Margaret Harrop, 76, and her husband John were due to fly out to Alicante, Spain on Ryanair flight FR4080 on Wednesday 28 September.

But as the couple were about to board, they noticed their luggage was being removed from the aircraft - and it was about to take off.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/disabled-woman-ryanair-flight-newcastle-b2191396.html

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Woman aged in her 60s killed after being attacked by dogs inside Kirkdale house

A woman has been killed after she was attacked by dogs inside a Liverpool house, police say.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-10-03/woman-killed-after-being-attacked-by-dogs-inside-liverpool-house