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31/08/22
« on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 02:57:23 »
Kef fire risk 31/08/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8821 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0335 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1337 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9676 €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 31/08   29°/22°   23 km/h   14%   Sunny
Thu 01/09   29°/23°   17 km/h   10%   Sunny
Fri 02/09   28°/22°   21 km/h   41%   Thunderstorms possible
Sat 03/09   29°/21°   24 km/h   08%   Sunny, breezy
Sun 04/09   30°/22°   20 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 05/09   30°/22°   21 km/h   22%   Sunny
Tue 06/09   29°/22°   17 km/h   17%   Sunny
Wed 07/09   29°/22°   17 km/h   03%   Sunny
Thu 08/09   29°/22°   16 km/h   05%   Sunny
Fri 09/09   29°/22°   17 km/h   05%   Sunny


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Re: 31/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 03:04:22 »
Body of a 73 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday morning from the sea at Katsouli, Salamina.

Body of a 58 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday morning from the sea off Mandra beach, Abdera, Xanthi.

Ithaki coast yesterday performed an emergency transfer from Vathy to Astakos for a 63 y-o local in need or urgent medical attention.

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Re: 31/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 03:12:50 »
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Corfu: 93-year-old Woman Was Found Strangled In Her Home

A 93-year-old woman was found dead in her home in Corfu at noon on Sunday by someone known to her. The elderly woman lived in the centre of the island’s main city with her son.

The homicide was confirmed to AMNA by the police authorities after the official conclusion of the medical examiner Ioannis Aivatidis was made.

Up to this time, the perpetrator of the heinous act has not yet been identified.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/08/31/corfu-93-year-old-woman/

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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 14:24:03 »
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One-year-old girl killed by huge four-inch hailstones during storm in Spain

Over 50 injured as hailstones the size of oranges hit Catalonia
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/spain-hail-stone-girl-killed-storm-b2156471.html



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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 16:03:04 »
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Greece should face more checks over asylum seeker treatment – EU official

Frontex human rights official says Greece ‘needs enhanced monitoring’ after claims asylum seekers being illegally expelled
Refugee children at a state-run camp for refugees and migrants in Schisto, near Athens, Greece.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/31/greece-should-face-more-checks-over-asylum-seeker-treatment-eu-official

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 16:04:38 »
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Greece Confirms 123 Cases and 11 Deaths Related to the West Nile Virus

Health authorities in Greece announced on Tuesday 123 confirmed cases of the West Nile virus and 11 virus-related deaths in the period from January 1 to August 30, 2022.

This is a significant increase compared to 2021 when 59 cases and eight deaths were recorded in the same period.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/30/greece-11-deaths-west-nile-virus/

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Re: 31/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 17:21:14 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 31/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 17:23:26 »
Rural doctor service available in Svoronata between 10:00-13:00 this Friday, 02 September. Face masks and social distancing required.

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 17:31:11 »
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4.7 earthquake rattles Samos

An undersea quake rattled the Greek island of Samos on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Two people died and 19 were injured after the island was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in October 2020.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1192198/4-7-earthquake-rattles-samos/


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Samos hit with 5.2 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale was recorded Wednesday in a sea area off the Aegean island of Samos, according to an announcement published by the Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens.

The epicenter was reported 17 kilometers southwest of the town of Pythagoreio, the institute said. The depth was 12.8 kilometers. It occurred at 1.10 p.m.

There was no immediate report on damage or casualties.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1192199/samos-hit-with-5-2-magnitude-earthquake/

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Re: 31/08/22
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 17:35:52 »
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Four dead kittens found with puncture wounds to chests spark dog baiting fears in County Durham

Warning: This story contains an image of the bodies of four injured kittens which some people may find distressing
https://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2022-08-31/four-dead-kittens-found-with-puncture-wounds-spark-dog-baiting-fears

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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 18:51:51 »
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Scientists pinpoint common vegetable that can lower high blood sugar levels by 50 per cent
The vegetable was shown to lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels

Scientists have revealed one common vegetable that can lower blood sugar levels by 50 per cent – and could see “potential use” in treating patients with diabetes.

People with Type 2 diabetes are not able to produce sufficient insulin from their pancreas to regulate blood sugar, which means that their blood sugar can reach dangerously high levels.

However, findings presented at The Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego on Thursday (25 August) revealed that the extract of an onion bulb can “strongly lower” high blood sugar and total cholesterol levels when given alongside antidiabetic drug metformin.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/type-2-diabetes-lower-blood-sugar-onion-b2155451.html

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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 @ 18:58:56 »
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The four new driving laws coming into force in UK next month
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/driving-laws-uk-fine-new-b2156460.html