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08/09/23
« on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 00:03:36 »
Kef fire risk 08/09/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8848 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1031 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1302 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9065 €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
Fri 08/09   29°/22°   21 km/h   08%   Sun & cloudy
Sat 09/09   29°/20°   15 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Sun 10/09   30°/20°   16 km/h   05%   Sunny
Mon 11/09   29°/18°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny
Tue 12/09   29°/19°   15 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   28°/20°   15 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Sat 16/09   27°/20°   15 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Sun 17/09   26°/20°   18 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny


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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 00:08:16 »
Body of an 83 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea off Kokkino Pyrgos, Municipality of Phaistos, Heraklion


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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 00:12:15 »
Small fire broke out in Karavados yesterday evening, extinguished by local firefighters before the winds made it a large fire.

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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 00:15:16 »
Sounds as though the Municipality of Argostoli has plans for a park-and-ride scheme utilising parking at the stadium and an electric bus that it hopes to get funding for.

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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 00:18:06 »
The Athens-Kef bus missed the 12:30 ferry from Kyllini by eight minutes, despite the driver informing the ship's captain the bus would be a little delayed.

Unusual, I think, for a ferry to go without a scheduled bus  :dunno:

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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 00:21:06 »
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Two women found dead in Karditsa, storm death toll rises to six

Two elderly women were found dead on Thursday at a village in Karditsa, Thessaly, raising the Storm Daniel death toll to six.

The women, who were sisters aged 75 and 85, were found deceased by the Hellenic Fire Service rescue team in their home at Astritsa village.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1219447/two-women-found-dead-in-karditsa-storm-death-toll-rises-to-six/

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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 00:25:08 »
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Death of the manual Mini Cooper as classic car turns fully automatic

Carmaker confirms it will be discontinuing production of the gearbox on future models from next year as electric vehicles grow in popularity
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/09/07/mini-cooper-manual-gearbox-discontinued-automatic/

Automatic Mini Cooper...  :hmm:

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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 00:27:15 »
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James Bond ‘shouldn’t be Jacob Rees-Mogg with a gun’, says Charlie Higson

Author's new incarnation of the famous spy condemns anti-immigrant rhetoric and prefers kombucha to martinis
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/09/07/james-bond-shouldnt-be-jacob-rees-mogg-with-a-gun/

Jacob Rees-Mogg with a gun... scary thought

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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 16:03:09 »
I can confirm that the weather in Kef has returned to much hotness 😎

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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 18:15:10 »
Rural doctor service available between 10:00-13:00 on Monday in Karavados

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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 18:22:33 »
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Six in ten Greeks believe their headaches are caused by the ‘Mati’

A study carried out by the Society for Headache and Migraine Patients has found that six out of ten Greeks still believe that the “mati” (evil eye) is the cause for their head pain.

Ten thousand Greeks participated in the research, which was looking to help with public awareness of the causes and cures for a headache and found that 60 percent of those believed their head tension was due to the ‘mati’ and out of those four out of ten said they were able to be cured with ‘xematiasma.’
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/09/08/six-in-ten-greeks-believe-their-headaches-are-caused-by-the-mati-2/

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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 18:25:49 »
Heard there was an accident in Lakithra yesterday evening, a car overturned and ended up on its roof on the road. No injuries reported.

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Re: 08/09/23
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 08 September, 2023 @ 18:38:31 »
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Google is enabling Chrome real-time phishing protection for everyone

Google announced today that it is deprecating the standard Google Chrome Safe Browsing feature and moving everyone to its Enhanced Safe Browsing feature in the coming weeks, bringing real-time phishing protection to all users while browsing the web.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-is-enabling-chrome-real-time-phishing-protection-for-everyone/