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23/05/23
« on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 00:34:24 »
Kef fire risk 23/05/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8945 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1147 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1179 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8971 €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
Tue 23/05   22°/15°   13 km/h   24%   Sunny
Wed 24/05   22°/15°   12 km/h   24%   Sunny
Thu 25/05   23°/16°   12 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Fri 26/05   23°/17°   13 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Sat 27/05   23°/17°   12 km/h   45%   Thunderstorms possible
Sun 28/05   23°/17°   12 km/h   21%   Mostly sunny
Mon 29/05   23°/16°   12 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Tue 30/05   23°/16°   11 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Wed 31/05   23°/16°   12 km/h   23%   Sun & cloud
Thu 01/06   23°/16°   16 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 00:43:51 »
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Greek PM’s election win driven by recovery from economic crisis

The electorate have credited Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his conservative party with building back from disaster
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/may/22/greek-pm-kyriakos-mitsotakis-election-win-economic-crisis

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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 13:37:58 »
As in previous years access will be banned within Ainos National Park when fire risk is Very High or State of Alert.

May also be banned when risk is High
« Last Edit: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 13:47:17 by Maik »

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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 13:41:34 »
Rural doctor service available tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 May between 09:30-12:30 in Vlakhata. Face mask and social distancing still required.

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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 13:49:47 »
A new cardiologist started work at Argostoli today.

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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 14:00:32 »


Two puppies in Poros looking for a forever home, anyone who can give 'em some TLC please contact George at Fotis Family taverna.

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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 14:13:49 »
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Thessaloniki: A 70-year-old man was arrested for sexually harassing a 19-year-old in a polling station

A 70-year-old man was arrested for sexually harassing a 19-year-old man in a polling station in northern Greece, Proto Thema reported.

According to the young man's complaint, the elderly man groped him on the genitals when he went to vote at a school in the Municipality of Thessaloniki. The offender then told him of his sexual desires.

After the complaint, the police arrested the elderly man in the afternoon of the same day.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/05/23/thessaloniki-a-70-year-old-man/

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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 14:22:32 »
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Killer whales learn to sink yachts off Gibraltar
Hell-bent on revenge after being hit by boat, an orca named Gladis is now teaching others to attack, researchers believe

A vengeful killer whale called Gladis is leading gangs of orcas into battle with yachts around Gibraltar and has already sunk three boats in Europe.

It may read like something out of Moby Dick, but in this case the truth is stranger than Herman Melville’s fictional tale of the white whale.

Researchers believe that a female orca called White Gladis has been hell-bent on revenge after being traumatised by a collision with a boat or being trapped in illegal fishing nets.

Gladis’s attacks are now being copied by the rest of the killer whale population, which have learnt how to ram vessels from their ringleader.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/05/23/killer-whale-gladis-gang-orcas-sinking-yachts-gibraltar/



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Re: 23/05/23
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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 15:22:24 »
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Rolf Harris: Serial abuser and ex-entertainer dies aged 93
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60393842

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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 15:26:13 »
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Vaping: High lead and nickel found in illegal vapes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-65614078

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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 21:18:01 »
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Boris Johnson referred to police over potential Covid rule breaches

Boris Johnson has been referred to police by the Cabinet Office over further potential rule breaches during the Covid pandemic.

The department said it made the referral after a review of documents ahead of the Covid public inquiry.

The former prime minister, who was fined last year for breaking Covid rules in 2020, denies any wrongdoing.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-65690243

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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 00:02:11 »
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Seaside town ‘hollowed out’ as residents ‘driven from homes’ by rowdy tourists
Whitstable residents warn town ‘no longer has sense of community’
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/holiday-home-rental-properties-whitstable-b2344201.html

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Re: 23/05/23
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 11:21:00 »
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Seaside town ‘hollowed out’ as residents ‘driven from homes’ by rowdy tourists
Whitstable residents warn town ‘no longer has sense of community’
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/holiday-home-rental-properties-whitstable-b2344201.html

My grandmother moved to Whitstable when I was 4 years old and my Mother went to live there after retiring 30 years
ago, we often had holidays there as children then later often went to visit family.
It seems to me that many of the "residents" who are complaining were actually the "rowdy tourists" who visited a few years earlier
and decided to move there, lured by the fairly short ( for the south east) commute time and lower house prices at that time, many
also bought second homes to rent out on Air BNB.
When my grandmother moved there no-one was considered local until you had lived there for over 25 years  :), the real locals
still say "DFL's bought the house next door" or in the summer "High Street is packed with DFL's". That'll be Down From Londoners.

What is crazy is the amount of homes being built when the infrastructure is poor, not enough schools, hospitals, GP's or local work, even before climate change there were yearly hose pipe bans because of lack of water.