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01/09/22
« on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 07:09:03 »
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Kef fire risk 01/09/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8962 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0300 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1158 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9709 €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
Thu 01/09   29°/22°   17 km/h   08%   Sunny
Fri 02/09   28°/22°   21 km/h   73%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 03/09   28°/22°   25 km/h   24%   Sunny
Sun 04/09   29°/22°   20 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 05/09   29°/22°   23 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 06/09   29°/22°   16 km/h   08%   Sunny
Wed 07/09   29°/22°   16 km/h   07%   Sunny
Thu 08/09   29°/22°   15 km/h   04%   Sunny
Fri 09/09   29°/22°   15 km/h   12%   Sunny
Sat 10/09   29°/22°   19 km/h   06%   Sunny


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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 07:21:48 »
Body of a 78 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday morning from the sea near Edipsos rhermal springs, Evia.

Body of a 72 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday morning from the beach at Agia Marina, Aegina.

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 07:24:20 »
Mains power down on Ithaka, should be back on around 08:00 today.

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 07:28:48 »
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Corfu grandmother dives into well to save grandchild

A 67-year-old grandmother on the island of Corfu dived into a well to save her 4-year-old granddaughter on Wednesday. Both family members are well, having emerged from this incident uninjured. The well is approximately eight meters deep, with two meters of water at the bottom.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1192229/corfu-grandmother-dives-into-well-to-save-grandchild/

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 07:38:37 »
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PM’s new German-made car means end of the road for ‘buy British’ tradition

No homemade alternative to current fleet of Jaguars means the UK’s leader will be driven around in an Audi A8
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/08/31/outrage-pms-new-german-made-car-means-end-road-buy-british-tradition/

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 11:50:19 »
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Pregnant woman avoids drink driving trial to jet off on Greek island holiday

A pregnant woman accused of drink driving has had her trial adjourned for a fourth time as she will be holidaying in the party island of Zante.

Rachel Jones, of Mid Clyth, Lybster, was due to attend trial next month – but Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday that it clashed with her travel arrangements.

The 30-year-old is accused of driving while five times over the drink driving limit in the Sella Ness area on 15th December. She denies the allegations, which predate her pregnancy.

The trial had already been adjourned three times, including because she had been unable to travel while suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – a severe form of morning sickness.

Having apparently recovered from her travel-restricting illness, Jones will jet off for three weeks in the sun during the second trimester of her pregnancy.
https://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2022/08/31/pregnant-mum-avoids-drink-driving-trial-to-jet-off-for-greek-island-holiday

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 12:38:26 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 13:31:12 »
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Floppy disks in Japan: Minister declares war on old-fashioned technology

Japan's digital minister has "declared war" on floppy disks and other retro tech used by the country's bureaucrats.

Around 1,900 government procedures still require businesses to use the storage devices, plus CDs and mini-discs, Taro Kono said.

He said regulations would be updated to allow people to use online services.

Despite its reputation for innovative high-tech gadgetry, Japan is notorious for clinging to outmoded technology through its office culture.

Floppy disks - so-called because the original products were bendable - were created in the late 1960s, but were falling out of fashion three decades later thanks to more efficient storage solutions.

More than 20,000 typical disks would be needed to replicate an average memory stick storing 32GB of information.

There was shock when the country's cyber-security minister admitted in 2018 that he had never used a computer, saying he had always delegated IT tasks to his staff.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-62749310

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 14:09:29 »
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Thunderbird 102.2.1 launches with important security fixes

Thunderbird 102.2.1 is now available. The new version of the open source email client fixes several security issues in Thunderbird and includes other changes.

Thunderbird 102.2.1 is already available as an in-client update and as a separate download from the official project website. Existing users may select Help > About Thunderbird to display the current version. The program runs an automatic check for updates at this point to download and install any new version that is found during the check.
https://www.ghacks.net/2022/09/01/thunderbird-102-2-1-launches-with-important-security-fixes/

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 15:13:28 »
Argostoli municipality organised forestry clearing for the first time on Kef. At a cost approaching 200,000€, areas where thinning and removal of loose combustible timber and forest debris were removed are the woodland surrounding Argostoli, the woodland around Kastro and woodlands around Trapezaki and Domata, a total of some 270 acres.

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 15:21:53 »
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Energy crisis: UK households worst hit in western Europe, finds IMF

The energy crisis is hitting UK household budgets harder than any country in western Europe, according to analysis by the International Monetary Fund. The difference between the cost burden on poor and rich households is also far more unequal in the UK compared with other countries.

The reason is the UK’s heavy reliance on gas to heat homes and produce electricity at a time when Russia’s war in Ukraine has sent gas prices soaring. In addition, the UK has the least energy efficient homes in western Europe.
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/sep/01/energy-crisis-uk-households-worst-hit-in-western-europe-finds-imf

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 19:00:18 »
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TUI turns plane around to pick up Nottingham schoolgirl almost stuck in Tenerife

A Nottingham family said they were left 'gobsmacked' that their holiday plane came back to get them after it was already on the runway.

The TUI plane turned around to pick up the schoolgirl, 7, and her father, Adrian Insley, who would've be stuck in Tenerife, after losing her passport at the airport.

The father-of-four, from Ilkeston, said his whole family was in tears and his "emotionally distressed" seven-year-old was crying as they watched the others go through the gate.

They lost the passport at the Duty Free shop before going through security checks and when he realised, the family had to split up - leaving two of them behind.
https://www.itv.com/news/central/2022-09-01/lost-passport-makes-emotionally-distressed-schoolgirl-almost-miss-flight-home

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 19:09:43 »
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A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh to be turned into horror movie after original copyright expires

Filmmakers are now legally free to use the works of author A.A. Milne for inspiration for the first time and adapt some of his characters for new projects.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-09-01/winnie-the-pooh-to-be-turned-into-horror-movie-after-original-copyright-expires

Think I preferred the A.A. Milne version, this looks a load of unnecessary garbage. IMO.



https://youtu.be/W3E74j_xFtg?t=1

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 19:12:12 »
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Police release picture of man believed to have killed Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool
https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2022-09-01/this-man-is-toxic-cctv-released-of-man-believed-to-have-murdered-schoolgirl

Video clip in link, not sure how much use it'll be in identifying him.

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 19:14:04 »
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Neglected pup 'dumped' on roadside in Somerset after being used for breeding
https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2022-09-01/neglected-pup-elsa-dumped-in-cage-on-roadside-after-having-puppies

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #15 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 19:18:22 »
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Retirees owed thousands in fresh state pension scandal
Parents who took time off work to raise children since the 1970s have missed out

British mothers could be owed millions of pounds after years of being wrongly short changed their state pension, in the latest of a catalogue of errors by the Government.

In some cases women who took time out of work to raise children were underpaid by as much as £80,000 over the course of their retirement.

Since 1978, parents who take time out of work to care for their children have been granted National Insurance credits for those years to plug any gaps in their record. The system, first known as “home responsibilities protection”, was meant to mean parents could still build up entitlement to the state pension despite not working.

The full state pension is only paid out to those who have at least 35 years of full National Insurance contributions. Anyone falling short will receive a smaller weekly stipend.

However, the system has failed to work under these rules, the Department for Work and Pensions has admitted.

The Government has confirmed that this new error is the second-largest source of mistakes in the payment of state pension, behind the £1.5bn underpayment to married women and widows.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/millions-mothers-wrongly-underpaid-state-pension

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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #16 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 19:23:11 »
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‘Insulated from pain’: MPs claimed £200,000 to pay utility bills on second homes last year

Exclusive: Taxpayers’ support to heat MPs’ second homes ‘adds insult to injury’, say campaigners
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mps-energy-bills-expenses-truss-b2156784.html


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Re: 01/09/22
« Reply #17 on: Thursday, 01 September, 2022 @ 19:28:14 »
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Heatwave: England has had its joint hottest summer on record, Met Office says

It equalled that of 2018 with 17.1C the mean temperature recorded
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/heatwave-summer-record-england-met-b2157674.html