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11/05/23
« on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 02:07:31 »
Kef fire risk 11/05/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8942 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1279 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1183 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8866 €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 11/05   19°/15°   08 km/h   95%   Rain probable, thunderstorms possible
Fri 12/05   20°/14°   14 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Sat 13/05   20°/16°   14 km/h   68%   Light rain probable
Sun 14/05   23°/18°   25 km/h   14%   Cloudy
Mon 15/05   22°/17°   22 km/h   68%   Showers probable
Tue 16/05   21°/15°   21 km/h   68%   Thunderstorms probable
Wed 17/05   20°/15°   20 km/h   66%   Thundershowers probable
Thu 18/05   22°/16°   14 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Fri 19/05   23°/17°   14 km/h   13%   Sun & cloud
Sat 20/05   23°/16°   20 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 11/05/23
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 14:23:13 »
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Mykonos beach club set to lose license

The operation of the popular Principote beach club on the island of Mykonos has been suspended after a unanimous decision by an extraordinary meeting of the Municipality of Mykonos’ Quality of Life Committee on Wednesday afternoon.

At the same time, preparations for demolitions on the island are continuing, based on earlier demolition protocols.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1210666/mykonos-beach-club-set-to-lose-license/


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Beach bar manager in Rhodes arrested for illegal construction

A 70-year-old man, manager of a well-known beach bar on the Greek island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, was arrested on Wednesday for illegal construction on a beach and operating a business without a license.

Police discovered that the man had installed an outdoor kitchen with grills, an oven, and metal chimneys on a beach at the northern coast of the island. He had also built a bar with a deck and placed 355 table seats and 85 umbrellas with two sunbeds each.

He had not obtained a permit for any of these activities.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1210727/beach-bar-manager-in-rhodes-arrested-for-illegal-construction/

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Re: 11/05/23
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 14:28:24 »
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Wind is main source of UK electricity for first time

Wind turbines have generated more electricity than gas for the first time in the UK.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-65557469

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Re: 11/05/23
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 16:14:34 »
Stavros Paporakis has donated a state-of-the-art Surgical Ophthalmic Microscope valued at 55,000€ (excluding VAT) to the Ophthalmology department at Argostoli hospital in memory of his late wife.


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Re: 11/05/23
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 16:29:53 »
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Animal Cruelty In Filiatra: Man Hangs A Dog On A Tree And Danced Around The Corpse

A dog in Filiatra in the Peloponnese was the victim of unthinkable animal cruelty. After beating the dog to death and hanging the body from a tree, he then played folk music and danced half-naked around the lifeless corpse.

The video published by Proto Thema shows the unimaginable cruelty to the animal, which occurred at 6 pm on May 1.

The video was taken by an eyewitness, who also called a police car. Police officers rushed to the scene but did not manage to find the man, who had already disappeared!
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/05/11/animal-cruelty-in-filiatra-dog/



https://youtu.be/ASxVDR1eesQ?t=1

Video not very clear.

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Re: 11/05/23
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 17:08:44 »
When will people ever learn to take videos in landscape mode!
anyone filming a video in portrait should be made the stand their TV set on its end!

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Re: 11/05/23
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 18:42:23 »
Quite agree, expat. It's so simple to do. Just shows it's the phone that's smart, not the user.

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Re: 11/05/23
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 18:44:26 »
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Not Enough Money to Meet Greece’s Candidates Campaign Promises

Candidates running in Greece’s hotly-contested May 21 elections that will bring a new government are making costly promises without the state having the money to pay for them, Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras warned.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/not-enough-money-to-meet-greeces-candidates-campaign-promises/



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Re: 11/05/23
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 19:16:56 »
Full Monty (2023) official trailer:


https://youtu.be/WqQPANV_QUM?t=1

Streaming on Disney+ UK 14 June. Let's hope they don't go the full Monty.

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Re: 11/05/23
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 21:16:48 »
Forest fire fighting exercise starting 10:00 this Monday coming, 15 May in the wooded area behind Argosotli from Agios Arganasios to Katovothres.

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Re: 11/05/23
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 21:28:21 »
Appears that 7,000,000 acres of natural scrub land across Greece covered with shrubs and grasses have been re-defined as not forest areas for the purposes of the national land map.

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Re: 11/05/23
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 21:33:27 »
The little fishing harbour of Agia Pelagia yesterday hosted forty fishermen from various parts of Greece on a two day conference in Kyllini on the subject of Fishing Tourism. Seems that, so far, Kefalonia leads the way.