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02/09/22
« on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 00:08:04 »
Kef fire risk 02/09/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8907 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0304 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1227 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9705 €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
Fri 02/09   27°/22°   23 km/h   31%   Thunderstorms probable possible
Sat 03/09   28°/22°   24 km/h   12%   Sunny
Sun 04/09   29°/22°   20 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 05/09   29°/22°   21 km/h   19%   Sunny
Tue 06/09   28°/21°   17 km/h   08%   Sunny
Wed 07/09   28°/21°   16 km/h   07%   Sunny
Thu 08/09   28°/22°   16 km/h   07%   Sunny
Fri 09/09   29°/22°   14 km/h   16%   Sunny
Sat 10/09   29°/22°   16 km/h   06%   Sunny
Sun 11/09   28°/22°   23 km/h   06%   Sunny



Edit: weather and forex updated

« Last Edit: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 10:36:39 by Maik »

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Re: 02/09/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 10:42:26 »
Body of an 84 y-o Greek male recovered midday yesterday from the sea at ​​Agioi Theodoros, Corinthia.

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Re: 02/09/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 10:57:23 »
Bit of excitement and concern in Agostoli this morning - apart from the thunderstorm - when a young tourist dived into the sea near the ferry port after betting with friends that he could swim across the bay to Drapano. Due to weather conditions his accomplices informed the Port Authority and a search and rescue operation was launched. Fortunately, he managed to make the journey and returned by taxi. Port Authority unimpressed and issued him with a fine.

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Re: 02/09/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 11:07:41 »
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Ten million pensioners in for 10pc pension hit after court ruling

Millions of pensioners will see as much as 20 per cent wiped off their retirement income after a court ruling delivered a bitter blow to gold-plated company schemes.

Pension scheme trustees on September 1 lost a High Court battle to protect millions of their members from a change to inflation calculations that will leave them worse off in retirement.

The legal challenge centres around the Government’s move to scrap the Retail Price Index (RPI) and increase salary-linked pensions every year in line with a less generous measure of inflation instead.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/ten-million-pensioners-10pc-pension-hit-court-ruling/

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Re: 02/09/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 11:31:03 »
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Losing my villa virginity in Cephalonia: the Greek island worth waiting for
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/losing-my-villa-virginity-in-cephalonia-the-greek-island-worth-waiting-for-2z55r083c

Oh dear... if anyone finds it I'm sure they'll return it.

Usual free plug for some travel company but worth a read if you're new to Kef, or getting desperate for a Kef fix.

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Re: 02/09/22
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 17:41:58 »
Princess Diana's Ford Escort RS Turbo sold recently for £650,000. A staggering price for an Escort but nowhere near the £12,000,000 for Prince Andrew's escort  ;)
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Re: 02/09/22
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 17:44:27 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 02/09/22
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 17:48:22 »
Body of an 84 y-o Greek male recovered this morning from the sea off ​​Keramoti beach, Kavala.

Body of an 80 y-o Greek male recovered midday today from the sea at Blites, Souda, Crete.

Body of a 69 y-o Greek male recovered midday today from the sea at Skala, Agistri.

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Re: 02/09/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 17:57:57 »
Film company requires extras aged 18-70 between 19-26 September in various parts of Kef including Argostoli, Lixouri and Fiskardo. More info from Elpida Panagiotidou, casting@centralathens.gr.

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Re: 02/09/22
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 18:02:45 »
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Bishop widely condemned over rape and abortion comments

An Orthodox bishop has been universally condemned for saying that women who are raped “want it.”

In an interview with private broadcaster SKAI TV, Chrysostomos, metropolitan bishop of Dodoni, said that “a woman doesn’t just allow herself to get raped without wanting it.”

The cleric said that he was opposed to abortion, even in situations of rape.

He claimed that woman cannot get pregnant as the result of a rape.

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1192380/bishop-widely-condemned-over-rape-and-abortion-comments/

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Re: 02/09/22
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 18:06:10 »
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What made the Spartans such fierce warriors?

Sparta is a warrior society in ancient Greece known for its harsh military training. Classicist Dr. Michael Scott travels across Greece to experience Spartan food and clothes to discover the best warriors' secrets to fitness.
https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0cxx40h/what-made-the-spartans-such-fierce-warriors-

Three minute video in link

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Re: 02/09/22
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 02 September, 2022 @ 18:10:46 »
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Met officer behind anti-drugs strategy ‘smoked cannabis every day’
Commander Julian Bennett is said to have been using drugs at the same time as Cressida Dick was praising him for his performance

Commander Julian Bennett, who has served in the force since 1976, is also accused of using LSD and magic mushrooms.

The officer was nicknamed "sacker" for taking a tough approach to rogue colleagues when he presided over disciplinary hearings, but could now be booted out of the force himself.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/09/02/met-officer-behind-anti-drugs-strategy-smoked-cannabis-cressida/