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07/09/23
« on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 17:38:24 »
Kef fire risk 07/09/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:

1 €UR = £0.8807 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1067 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1355 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9036 €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
Thu 07/09   29°/22°   26 km/h   24%   Mostly cloudy
Fri 08/09   29°/22°   23 km/h   03%   AM Clouds / PM Sun
Sat 09/09   29°/20°   17 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sun 10/09   30°/19°   16 km/h   05%   Sunny
Mon 11/09   29°/18°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny
Tue 12/09   28°/20°   14 km/h   03%   Sunny
Wed 13/09   28°/20°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 14/09   29°/20°   16 km/h   07%   Sunny
Fri 15/09   29°/20°   14 km/h   15%   Mostly sunny
Sat 16/09   28°/20°   14 km/h   05%   Partly cloudy



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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 17:46:30 »
07:30 Pessada - Ag. Nik ferry won't be running tomorrow morning, hence nor the return 09:45 Ag. Nik - Pessada service. Due to forecast bad weather.

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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 17:51:53 »
Sami Medical Centre losing two doctors, one transferred to Argostoli hospital, one to Mantzavinata, Paliki.

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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 17:57:42 »
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Newly-wed Austrian couple in Pelion washed away together with the house where they stayed in

A newly-wed couple from Austria went missing in Potistika Pelion when the country house where they were on holiday was swept away by the floods.

Philip and Michaela from Graz, Austria have been missing since the day before yesterday at six o’clock in the afternoon.
https://en.protothema.gr/newly-wed-austrian-couple-in-pelion-washed-away-together-with-the-house-where-they-stayed-in/

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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 18:01:42 »
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Why cars were covered in a layer of Saharan dust after heatwave rainfall

The Met Office says the reason cars and surfaces have been left "dirty" is down to the Sahara desert.
https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2023-09-07/why-were-cars-covered-in-a-layer-of-dust-this-morning

Unusual in the UK but a fairly regular occurrence on Kef.

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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 18:03:20 »
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Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter received more than £150,000 from charity

Payments were made to Hannah Ingram-Moore and companies she controls with her husband
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/09/07/captain-sir-tom-moore-daughter-received-more-than-150000/


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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 18:04:45 »
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Watch: Restaurant chairs and tables swept away as flash floods hit Athens

Heavy rain has caused mayhem to many parts of central Greece, with floodwater more than 6ft deep in some places
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/09/07/restaurant-tables-chairs-swept-away-flash-floods-athens/


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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 18:06:44 »
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‘Eye-watering’ vet bills at chain-owned surgeries prompt UK watchdog review

Competition regulator fears fewer independent practices mean pet owners have less chance to shop around
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/sep/07/rise-in-chain-owned-vet-surgeries-in-uk-prompts-cma-review

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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 18:10:55 »
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Police investigating if body found in river could be missing toddler Ben Needham
21-month-old boy went missing while staying at his grandparents’ farm in Greece in 1991

British police have confirmed they are investigating whether a child’s body found in a German river could be that of missing toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared more than 30 years ago.

The boy, believed to be aged between five and six, was discovered by a canoeist in the River Danube in Bavaria in May 2022.

His body had been weighed down with a flagstone slab and wrapped in foil, and it is unknown how long he had been in the water.

A statement on the Interpol website reads: “The boy is thought to be aged between five and six. He was approximately 110 cm tall and 15kg, with brown hair and blood type 0.

“The results of investigations indicate that he likely spent time outside of Germany.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ben-needham-missing-toddler-police-b2406686.html

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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 18:12:00 »
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Study discovers link between internet use and dementia

There appears to be correlation between excessive internet usage and development of dementia as well
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/internet-usage-dementia-american-geriatrics-society-nyu-b2405606.html

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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 18:13:47 »
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Greece floods: More than 800 people rescued as severe rainstorms hit Karditsa, Volos and Skiathos

More than 800 people have been rescued over the past two days from floods in Greece, the fire department said on Thursday, after severe rainstorms turned streets into raging torrents, hurling cars into the sea and washing away roads.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greece-floods-flooding-athens-karditsa-volos-skiathos-b2407162.html

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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 18:19:05 »
Salamina Port Authority investigating eyewitness claims about a dog, possibly dead, being towed behind a vehicle heading for the port area on Tuesday. No success in finding the driver / vehicle, not clear if anyone noted the registration plate details.

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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 18:22:16 »
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Afghan refugee wrongly jailed in Greece wins thousands in compensation

Akif Rasuli spent more than two years behind bars after being accused of people smuggling
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/06/afghan-refugee-wrongly-jailed-in-greece-wins-thousands-in-compensation

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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 19:13:32 »
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Aerial Footage Of Flooding In Greece Shows Devastation

Drone footage of flooding in the Pelion region of Greece shows the damage caused by heavy rainfall and deadly flash floods.
https://weather.com/news/weather/video/aerial-footage-of-flooding-in-greece-shows-devastation

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Re: 07/09/23
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 07 September, 2023 @ 19:18:42 »
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Villages cut off after 'biblical' downpours in Greece as state of emergency remains in place
https://news.sky.com/story/villages-cut-off-after-biblical-downpours-in-greece-as-state-of-emergency-remains-in-place-12956419