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30/08/22
« on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 05:51:31 »
Kef fire risk 30/08/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8798 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0286 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1366 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9722 €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 30/08   28°/22°   23 km/h   24%   Sunny
Wed 31/08   28°/21°   23 km/h   21%   Sunny
Thu 01/09   28°/21°   20 km/h   10%   Sunny
Fri 02/09   28°/21°   18 km/h   21%   Sunny
Sat 03/09   28°/21°   19 km/h   10%   Sunny
Sun 04/09   28°/22°   20 km/h   10%   Sunny
Mon 05/09   29°/21°   25 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 06/09   28°/21°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny
Wed 07/09   28°/21°   17 km/h   04%   Sunny
Thu 08/09   28°/21°   17 km/h   04%   Sunny


Offline Maik

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 05:59:19 »
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Oh my gourd: Nebraska man paddles 38 miles in hollowed out pumpkin

Duane Hansen says his knees still hurt after he broke a pumpkin-paddling record that actually exists
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/29/pumpkin-paddling-river-record-duane-hansen

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 06:00:56 »
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Drinking tea may be linked to lower risk of death, study suggests
Data from UK Biobank suggests people who drink two or more cups of black tea a day have lower risk of mortality

A study has suggested that having a brew could be associated with a lower risk of mortality. When compared with those who do not have tea, people who consumed two or more cups each day had between a 9% and 13% lower risk of mortality, researchers said.

The findings, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggested the result was the same regardless of whether the person added milk or sugar to their tea, or what their preferred temperature was.
https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/aug/29/drinking-tea-may-be-linked-to-lower-risk-of-death-study-suggests

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 06:03:22 »
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DNA from ‘immortal’ jellyfish may provide clues on human ageing, research finds

Jellyfish can reverse ageing process and be born again
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/dna-immortal-jellyfish-aging-b2155286.html

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 06:06:00 »
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Pubs and breweries warn of mass closures as energy bills leap 300%

Bosses of six of the UK’s biggest pub and brewing companies urge government to act to avoid “real and serious irreversible” damage
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/pubs-mass-closures-energy-bills-b2155348.html

I'd think there'll be lots of businesses having to close down, not just pubs and breweries. Lots of jobs lost, too  :dunno:

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 06:11:36 »
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‘Man of the hole’: Last member of uncontacted Amazon tribe dies
Trackers who followed lone survivor for decades found him dead in one of his huts

The last member of an Amazon tribe uncontacted by civilisation has died.

He lived alone for more than 25 years on a 30-square-mile patch of protected land and was known to observers as the “Man of the Hole” for his practice of digging deep pits to hunt animals or hide in.

Little is known about his tribe besides that it was left counting down to extinction after attacks by local farmers from the 1970s left a sole surviving member, one who rejected contact with outsiders.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/man-of-the-hole-brazil-uncontacted-tribe-amazon-b2154811.html#comments-area

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 06:18:56 »
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Drinking tea may be linked to lower risk of death, study suggests
Data from UK Biobank suggests people who drink two or more cups of black tea a day have lower risk of mortality

A study has suggested that having a brew could be associated with a lower risk of mortality. When compared with those who do not have tea, people who consumed two or more cups each day had between a 9% and 13% lower risk of mortality, researchers said.

The findings, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggested the result was the same regardless of whether the person added milk or sugar to their tea, or what their preferred temperature was.
https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/aug/29/drinking-tea-may-be-linked-to-lower-risk-of-death-study-suggests

I thought we all had exactly the same risk of mortality?

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 08:58:45 »
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Drinking hot tea or coffee almost triples your risk of throat cancer

Study finds people most likely to consume hot drinks were 2.8 times the risk of esophageal cancer than non-drinkers

What a difference a day makes!


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/26/drinking-hot-tea-coffee-almost-triples-risk-throat-cancer/

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 10:49:07 »
I thought we all had exactly the same risk of mortality?

Ah, you didn't know jellyfish drank tea?


What a difference a day makes!

Me mam an' dad stopped having milk in their tea 'cos it made it cold. Dad lived to 82. He was run over by a bus. Me mam was driving it.

Have to wonder about these studies  :oki:


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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 11:56:17 »
Police in Sami have arrested a man said to be a dangerous international criminal.

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 12:42:36 »
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Ioannina man arrested over animal abuse charges

A 63-year-old man in Ioannina, north-eastern Greece, was arrested on Sunday over animal abuse charges after he allegedly dragged a donkey that was tied to the bed of his pickup truck. The man was arrested at home by police officers from the closest precinct.

Investigations into the case are ongoing, with the suspect stating that the situation was an accident and that he had not intention of harming the animal.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1192022/ioannina-man-arrested-over-animal-abuse-charges/

Turns out the man is was deputy mayor of his village, since been sacked. Donkey recovering. ekathimerini

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 15:19:08 »
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Greece to launch parliamentary inquiry into spy scandal

Greece is to launch a parliamentary inquiry into a spy scandal embroiling the government as MEPs also step up calls for an investigation into the use of phone taps in the country.

An inquiry proposed by the centre-left Pasok party was backed by the entire political opposition late on Monday after revelations that the group’s leader, Nikos Androulakis, had been placed under surveillance while serving as an MEP.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/30/greece-to-launch-parliamentary-inquiry-into-spy-scandal

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 15:29:47 »
Sami police yesterday arrested a foreign national, suspected of theft from a jewellery shop in Agia Efimia on Sunday, as he was waiting to board a boat in Fiskardo.

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 16:57:52 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 17:14:55 »
309 confirmed coronavirus cases on Kef during period 22-28/08/22, 21 cases on Ithaka. That's according to eody.gov.gr

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 22:54:37 »
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Chrome extensions with 1.4 million installs steal browsing data

The five malicious extensions that McAfee researchers discovered are the following:

    Netflix Party - 800,000 downloads
    Netflix Party 2 - 300,000 downloads
    Full Page Screenshot Capture - 200,000 downloads
    FlipShope – Price Tracker Extension - 80,000 downloads
    AutoBuy Flash Sales - 20,000 downloads

It is worth noting that the above extensions still feature the promised functionality, making it more difficult for victims to notice the malicious activity. Although using  them does not impact users directly, they are a severe privacy risk.

Thus, if you are using any of the listed extensions, even if you find their functionality useful, it is recommended to remove them from your browser immediately.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chrome-extensions-with-14-million-installs-steal-browsing-data/

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Re: 30/08/22
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 @ 23:58:28 »
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Last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91

Mr Gorbachev, who took over in 1985, is best known for opening up the USSR and for his rapprochement with the West, but he was unable to prevent his country collapsing in 1991.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62732447