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03/09/22
« on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 00:55:50 »
Kef fire risk 03/09/22: 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
Sat 03/09   28°/22°   26 km/h   19%   Sunny
Sun 04/09   29°/22°   18 km/h   10%   Sunny
Mon 05/09   29°/21°   21 km/h   49%   Thunderstorms poaaible
Tue 06/09   28°/21°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Wed 07/09   28°/21°   17 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 08/09   29°/22°   15 km/h   05%   Sunny
Fri 09/09   29°/22°   15 km/h   24%   Sunny
Sat 10/09   29°/22°   15 km/h   06%   Sunny
Sun 11/09   29°/21°   20 km/h   06%   Sunny
Mon 12/09   28°/21°   22 km/h   05%   Sunny


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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 01:00:36 »
Body of a 76 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday morning from the sea off Tragaki, Zakynthos.

Body of a 94 y-o Greek male recovered midday yesterday from the sea at Resti, Salamina.

Body of an 86 y-o Greek male recovered yesteray afternoon from the sea at ​​Episkopi Kranon, Messinia.

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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 10:35:22 »
Ithaki coast guard performed an emergency transfer from Piso Aetos to Sami this morning for a two year old child in need of urgent medical attention.

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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 10:39:36 »
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5.2 magnitude quake rattles Crete

An earthquake with magnitude 5.2 rocked eastern Crete on Saturday morning but no injuries to people or damage to structures has been reported.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1192451/5-2-magnitude-quake-rattles-crete/

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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 10:55:52 »
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All bus fares in England to be capped at £2 during cost of living crisis
The move will see the price of a single bus journey in England capped at £2 for three months from January

Bus journeys in England will be capped at £2 from January to March next year, Grant Shapps, the transport secretary has announced.

According to the Department for Transport, the £60m plan could see some passengers save more than £3 per single bus ticket.

The department said the average fare for a three-mile journey is around £2.80, meaning that passengers will now save 30 per cent of the price every time they travel.

Single fares that are already lower than £2 will not be affected by the cap.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bus-fares-capped-cost-of-living-b2158819.html

No mention of season ticket prices.

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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 11:00:50 »
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Google Chrome emergency update fixes new zero-day used in attacks

Google has released Chrome 105.0.5195.102 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users to address a single high-severity security flaw, the sixth Chrome zero-day exploited in attacks patched this year.

It was available immediately when BleepingComputer checked for new updates by going into the Chrome menu > Help > About Google Chrome.

The web browser will also auto-check for new updates and automatically install them after the next launch.

Given that the zero-day bug patched today is also known to have been exploited by attackers in the wild, it is strongly recommended to upgrade the Google Chrome web browser as soon as possible.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-emergency-update-fixes-new-zero-day-used-in-attacks/

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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 15:49:38 »
Bit of a bump on odos Antoni Tritsi in Argostoli this morning when a 53 y-o local trying to park his car collided with a 22 y-o on a motor scooter resulting in the rider hitting another car and being taken to hospital with suspected minor injuries.

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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 15:52:42 »
Body of a 57 y-o foreign male participating in a recreational dive recovered yesterday morning from the sea near Cape Prasos, Samos.

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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 16:04:28 »
Three Austrian tourists managed to get trapped between a rock and a hard to get out of place next to Petani beach earlier today. Apparently they had swum the short distance on Friday, with basic camping gear, intending to return today but hadn't anticipated a sea too rough to swim. A rescue operation involving fire fighters and coast guard eventually recovered them in good health.

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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 16:14:16 »
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Summer’s top destinations: Greece soars in popularity while France and Portugal slip

Exclusive: Peak-season winners – and losers – revealed in race for UK holidaymakers
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/most-popular-summer-holiday-destinations-2022-b2155440.html

Still pretty busy on Kef, car hire hard to find (even at high prices).

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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 17:35:08 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr
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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #11 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 18:41:16 »
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Britain will be forced to buy back gas shipped to Europe

Britain will be forced to buy back gas exported to Europe to keep the lights on this winter after supplying about 15pc of supplies stored on the Continent.

The UK's lack of storage means that gas which was shipped to terminals this side of the Channel and then piped abroad will have to be pumped back into the country as temperatures fall.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/09/03/britain-will-forced-buy-back-gas-shipped-europe

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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 18:48:13 »
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The surprising truth about Albanians in Britain
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/09/03/surprising-truth-albanians-britain/

Not sure what's supposed to be surprising about it  :dunno:

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Re: 03/09/22
« Reply #13 on: Saturday, 03 September, 2022 @ 21:53:56 »
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49m Aegean superyacht 007 sinks in Greece

The sinking of the 49-metre Aegean superyacht 007 in Greece was reported this morning. The incident, which took place last night and into this morning, occurred off of the Greek island of Kythnos and it appears from imagery that the yacht has now been stabilised by the Coast Guard in a almost fully submerged state.
https://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/superyacht-007-sinks-in-greece