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24/05/23
« on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 02:44:07 »
Kef fire risk 24/05/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8960 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1102 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1161 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9007 €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
Wed 24/05   23°/16°   12 km/h   21%   Sunny
Thu 25/05   23°/17°   12 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Fri 26/05   24°/17°   14 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Sat 27/05   24°/17°   11 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sun 28/05   24°/18°   12 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Mon 29/05   24°/17°   11 km/h   24%   Sunny
Tue 30/05   23°/17°   12 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Wed 31/05   24°/18°   12 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Thu 01/06   24°/18°   13 km/h   09%   Sun & cloud
Fri 02/06   24°/17°   16 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 12:27:33 »
An Asian (Chinese?) eaterie opened in Argostoli promising genuine Asian cuisine, the Wokinn on odos Stavrou Metaxa.

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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 12:29:56 »
A proposal's been put forward to encourage Ainos horses to stay on Ainos and stop coming down the mountain in winter: put food out for the horses up on the mountain.

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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 14:16:08 »
Appears to be a lot of spare money floating around in Greece at the moment: Argostoli municipality is going to asphalt two tracks, one outside Skala and in outside Argostoli, total budget 380,000€; Sami municipality is to repair eight schools to a total of 412,000€; the Ministry of Infrastructure has awarded KTEL Kefalonia 123,000€ and the Ministry of the Environment has awarded DIAD.E.Y.A.D.K. 3,500,000€ for the supply and installation of digital water meters for the Kefalonia water supply network.

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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 14:57:07 »


Kef's quota of two PZL Dromader fire spotting / fire fighting 'planes arrived earlier today, operational w.e.f. 06:00 tomorrow.

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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 15:05:15 »
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Windows Copilot: Your new AI assistant for Windows 11
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-copilot-your-new-ai-assistant-for-windows-11/

Reads a bit like an advert for it but the info may be of interest.

Or there again, it may not be.


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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 15:08:30 »
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Danish tourists arrested in Zakynthos for endangering minor

Two Danish tourists have been arrested by the police on the island of Zakynthos for endangering a minor. According to the public broadcaster ERT, a 34-year-old mother and her 31-year-old partner left their one-year-old baby locked inside a rented car while they went shopping on the pedestrian street of Tsilivi, a popular tourist resort.

Alerted by concerned local residents who noticed the infant inside the vehicle, the police swiftly responded and freed the child from the car.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1211780/danish-tourists-arrested-in-zakynthos-for-endangering-minor/

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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 15:10:44 »
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Tax declaration deadline extended to July 31

The deadline for the filing of income tax returns for 2022 has been extended to July 31, following a decision by the Deputy Minister for Taxation Policy and Public Property Apostolos Vesyropoulos.

Moreover, the payment deadline for the first tax instalment remains July 31.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1211686/tax-declaration-deadline-extended-to-july-31/

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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 15:17:32 »

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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 15:25:11 »
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Greece appoints caretaker PM ahead of June election

Greece’s president appointed a caretaker prime minister on Wednesday to form a government that will lead the country to a repeat election on June 25, after last weekend’s inconclusive vote.

Mitsotakis believes a second vote, which gives the leading party bonus seats, will give New Democracy the majority needed to rule alone.

Under Greece’s electoral system, the winner of a second vote following an inconclusive first election can receive up to 50 bonus seats for every point it wins beyond 25%.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1211777/greece-appoints-caretaker-pm-ahead-of-june-election/

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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 20:09:55 »


Hope there's somewhere at the airport to keep them undercover, out of the rain!
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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 21:10:58 »
Lovely weather here

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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 21:12:52 »
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Staff shortages jeopardize healthcare on islands

Shortly before the summer season, public hospital workers are reporting significant shortages in essential medical specialties in health centers and hospitals on the Greek islands. They are calling upon the next government to prioritize the staffing of these positions.

“The staffing problem is worsening by the day,” says Michalis Giannakos, president of the union representing Greek public hospital staff (POEDIN). “How can nurses be interested in a job at an island hospital or health center with a monthly salary of €800 when their place of residence is in another area? Rent and food costs alone far exceed their salaries,” he explains.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1211695/staff-shortages-jeopardize-healthcare-on-islands/

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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 22:06:00 »
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Bear spotted roaming near Thessaloniki

Local residents at a district east of Thessaloniki were warned about a rogue bear that was spotted roaming the region on Wednesday.

Authorities warned that, should locals spot the animal they should inform the local police station.

With the animal’s safety in mind, the municipality also informed the Thessaloniki Forestry Authority, the Hellenic Police and the deputy regional governor.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1211803/bear-spotted-roaming-near-thessaloniki/

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Re: 24/05/23
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 22:17:35 »


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Ancient Greek coin sells for record price at Swiss auction

A rare ancient Greek coin fetched a record-breaking six million dollars at an auction held on May 19 at the Numismatica Ars Classica auction house in Zurich.

The 2,400-year-old gold stater, minted around 340–25 B.C.E., was bought by a private collector, Artnet Magazine reported.

Known as a Panticapaeum stater, after the ancient Greek city in modern-day Crimea, it features a wide-eyed satyr on the obverse and that of a griffin gripping a spear in its beak on the reverse.

The high price is attributed to the coin’s quality, rarity, and the fact the supply of similar specimens is extremely limited.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1211799/ancient-greek-coin-sells-for-record-price-at-swiss-auction/