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22/05/23
« on: Monday, 22 May, 2023 @ 02:13:26 »
Kef fire risk 22/05/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8945 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1132 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1179 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8983 €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 22/05   21°/15°   09 km/h   30%   Cloudy, rain possible
Tue 23/05   22°/15°   13 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 24/05   23°/16°   12 km/h   12%   Sunny
Thu 25/05   23°/17°   13 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Fri 26/05   24°/17°   14 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sat 27/05   24°/17°   13 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sun 28/05   24°/17°   14 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Mon 29/05   24°/17°   13 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Tue 30/05   23°/17°   12 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Wed 31/05   24°/17°   13 km/h   13%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 22/05/23
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 22 May, 2023 @ 14:03:42 »


Political map of Greece 2023

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Re: 22/05/23
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 22 May, 2023 @ 14:06:46 »
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Crete: Returning officer goes missing along with bag of votes

Authorities on Crete have said that the returning officer from one polling station is missing, along with the bag containing the votes cast.

As a result, the count for the Iraklio constituency is incomplete.

Regional officials said they would continue in their efforts to trace the returning officer, expressing the hope that he is in good health.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1211576/crete-returning-officer-goes-missing-along-with-bag-of-votes/

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Re: 22/05/23
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 22 May, 2023 @ 14:08:33 »
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Greek PM eyes new poll on June 25 after failing to win majority

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose party won Sunday's election albeit short of a majority, said on Monday he would not form a coalition government and hoped for a new election on June 25.

Mitsotakis made the comments to President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, who formally offered him an opportunity to form a coalition under the constitution.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/05/22/greek-pm-eyes-new-poll-on-june-25-after-failing-to-win-majority/

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Re: 22/05/23
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 22 May, 2023 @ 14:10:56 »
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22 May 337 - Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome (306-37) dies at 47

Constantine is famous for founding the city of Constantinople (present day Istanbul) originally known as Byzantium.

He is also known for his role in ending the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire and for converting to Christianity himself. Constantine's conversion to Christianity had a significant impact on the religion's growth and recognition within the empire.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/05/22/expand-on-this-22-may-337-constantine-the-great-emperor-of-rome-306-37-dies-at-47/


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Re: 22/05/23
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 22 May, 2023 @ 15:16:41 »
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Explaining the 'how' - the launch of BBC Verify

In the early hours of Wednesday 3 May, video footage emerged showing what appeared to be two drones crashing into a dome of the Kremlin complex in Moscow. But was the video real or fake? Did this "attack" actually happen? And how could we tell?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65650822

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Re: 22/05/23
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 22 May, 2023 @ 19:04:55 »
A tourist was taken to Argostoli hospital by ambulance earlier today after tripping on a rough piece of road just outside Ammes.



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Re: 22/05/23
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 22 May, 2023 @ 19:12:21 »
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Madeleine McCann: Police to search Portuguese reservoir - local reports

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are to carry out searches at a reservoir in Portugal.

A search of the Arade dam will begin on Tuesday, 50km from where the toddler went missing in Praia da Luz in 2007.

Christian Brueckner, 45, was made a formal suspect, or an "arguido", by Portuguese prosecutors in 2022.

The search was requested by German police as the area was visited by Brueckner when Madeleine, then three years old, disappeared.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65673674

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Re: 22/05/23
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 22 May, 2023 @ 21:18:39 »
An 88 y-o Greek female in need of urgent medical attention was transferred from Vathy to Sami earlier today by Ithaki coast guard.

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Re: 22/05/23
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 22 May, 2023 @ 21:33:29 »
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Maverick party picks up just one vote

One of the 36 parties and alliances that contested Sunday’s election received just one vote.

With 99.7 percent of votes counted, the Greek Ecologists party of veteran election maverick Dimosthenis Vergis picked up a single ballot, in his own constituency of Athens I.

Election observers expressed surprise that the fringe party did not pick up a second vote, given that its leader’s wife, Svetlana Lisagor Vergis, was also a candidate in the same constituency.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1211585/maverick-party-picks-up-just-one-vote/

So who did his wife vote for?