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23/05/24
« on: Thursday, 23 May, 2024 @ 04:05:27 »
Kef fire risk 23/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8794 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1371 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1190 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6851 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5934 €UR
   
Based on National Bank of Greece exchange rates.   
Other banks likely to offer rates 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 23/05   24°/15°   22 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Fri 24/05   26°/15°   18 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 25/05   26°/16°   12 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 26/05   24°/15°   17 km/h   11%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 27/05   25°/15°   15 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Tue 28/05   25°/16°   16 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 29/05   24°/16°   16 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 30/05   24°/17°   15 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 31/05   24°/17°   15 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 01/06   26°/17°   16 km/h   11%   Sunny    
   

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Re: 23/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 23 May, 2024 @ 04:20:49 »
Ithaki Coast Guard yesterday transferred from Piso Aetos to Sami a 91 y-o in need of urgent medical attention.

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Re: 23/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 23 May, 2024 @ 04:31:48 »
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Number of teens, adults that go missing is growing

Every three days two children go missing in Greece and every two days an adult disappeared in the first quarter of 2024, according to data presented on Tuesday by child welfare organization Smile of the Child ahead of International Missing Children’s Day on May 25. The trend appears to be growing as in 2023 the NGO reported one minor disappearing every two days.

“For the most part, teenage Greek girls disappear,” said Irini Rizopoulou, coordinator of Smile of the Child’s National Center for the Disappearance of Children and Adults. Usually it is because of a love affair and the second is problems at home.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239324/number-of-teens-adults-that-go-missing-is-growing/

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Re: 23/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 23 May, 2024 @ 06:30:17 »
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Paula Vennells' 'smoking gun' email reveals Post Office 'cover-up'

ITV News has acquired an email and recording of a phone call that suggests the former Post Office boss was aware of issues with the Horizon system in 2013, ITV News Investigations Editor Dan Hewitt reports
https://www.itv.com/news/2024-05-21/paula-vennells-smoking-gun-email-reveals-post-office-cover-up

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Re: 23/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 23 May, 2024 @ 06:47:11 »
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Ex-Post Office boss cries as she admits incorrect evidence

Former Post Office boss Paula Vennells has admitted that evidence she gave to MPs looking into problems with the Horizon IT system in 2012 was not true.

Speaking publicly for the first time in almost ten years, Ms Vennells broke down as she was questioned over the scandal, saying her previous assertion that there had been no failed Horizon prosecutions was not correct.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cq550449zwyo

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Re: 23/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 23 May, 2024 @ 12:25:18 »
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Rainfall halved compared to previous decade

Rainfall in many areas of Greece has decreased by up to a staggering 50% in previous months compared to the average of the last decade, according to research by the National Observatory of Athens network and the Meteo.gr scientific team.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/environment/1239375/rainfall-halved-compared-to-previous-decade/

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Re: 23/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 23 May, 2024 @ 12:49:54 »
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Olympic champion swimmer Wilkie dies aged 70

British Olympic swimming champion David Wilkie has died at the age of 70.

The Scot won 200m breaststroke gold in Montreal in 1976, as well as two Olympic silver medals and three world titles.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/articles/c3ggndekv8lo


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« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 23 May, 2024 @ 12:57:18 »
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Vet prescription fees could be capped by watchdog

A cap on vets' prescription fees is one of the measures being considered by the UK's competition body as it investigates the sector.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is forging ahead with a formal probe of the vets market amid concerns that pet owners are overpaying for treatments.

It said it had heard from thousands of people who were struggling to pay vet bills and did not always know the best treatment options for their pets.

The British Vet Association said regulation of the sector was "woefully out of date" as it welcomed the review.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cx00dl5gwp8o

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 23 May, 2024 @ 13:07:16 »
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Pet owners told to buy medicine online to beat overpriced vets
Competition body issues advice as it investigates escalating costs in £5bn market

Pet owners should buy medication online to avoid rip-off vet costs, the competition watchdog has said.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a review into the £5bn market amid concerns that private equity takeovers are driving up prices for pet owners.

About 60pc of vet practices now belong to large companies, up from 10pc a decade ago – almost 90pc of vets in the UK were independent in 2013.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/bills/pet-owners-told-buy-medicine-online-vet-prices/

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Re: 23/05/24
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 23 May, 2024 @ 19:48:42 »
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Kellogg's recalls chocolate cornflakes over choking risk

Kellogg's is recalling boxes of its chocolate cornflakes following complaints of hard lumps in the cereal which could create a choking hazard.

The breakfast brand voluntarily asked consumers who had bought packs to dispose of them "as a precaution" after the issue was discovered.

Kellanova, the company which manufactures the cereal, said the hard lumps "do not break down when eaten with milk" and could also potentially damage teeth.

The Food Standards Agency said this, external made the product "unsafe to eat".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/ckvvn5xvdw1o

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Re: 23/05/24
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 23 May, 2024 @ 20:13:24 »
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Smoking ban among new laws scrapped because of surprise election

With the shock announcement of a surprise election on July 4, a number of key laws currently going through Parliament are likely to be scrapped.

Parliament will be dissolved on Thursday, May 30 for six weeks until the election, which means there's only a limited amount of time for laws to be passed before Westminster turns its attention to the election campaigns.

The government's flagship smoking ban, plans for an independent football regulator, and the troubled Renter's Reform Bill have all been canned.
https://www.itv.com/news/2024-05-23/which-new-laws-could-be-scrapped-because-of-the-election