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24/05/24
« on: Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 08:47:01 »
Kef fire risk 25/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8796 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1368 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1181 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6875 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5925 €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   
Sat 25/05   26°/18°   11 km/h   03%   Mostly cloudy    
Sun 26/05   24°/16°   16 km/h   24%   Starting cloudy then turning sunny    
Mon 27/05   26°/16°   17 km/h   02%   Sunny    
Tue 28/05   25°/16°   17 km/h   02%   Mostly sunny    
Wed 29/05   25°/17°   16 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 30/05   24°/17°   16 km/h   33%   Isolated thunderstorms possible   
Fri 31/05   25°/18°   14 km/h   30%   Showers    
Sat 01/06   26°/18°   15 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Sun 02/06   27°/19°   17 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Mon 03/06   26°/19°   17 km/h   06%   Sunny    
   
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Re: 24/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 09:24:55 »
Body of a 50 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from a small beach near the aquaculture centre at Fiskardo. Recovered with assistance of floating crane.

Body of a 77 y-o foreign female recovered yesterday midday from sea at Alykes, Zakynthos.
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Re: 24/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 09:51:33 »
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Mild tremor hits Corfu

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake shook the Ionian island of Corfu on Friday morning, as reported by the Geodynamic Institute in Athens. No injuries or damage were reported.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239579/mild-tremor-hits-corfu/

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Re: 24/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 09:56:14 »
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Driving under the influence still an issue, survey shows

Although there has been a significant decline since 2000 in fatal accidents due to driving under the influence of alcohol, almost one in two respondents (44%) said in a recent nationwide survey of 2,191 people conducted by Ierax Analytix for the EUROKTEO MOT center in Thessaloniki that they have driven while inebriated at least once.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239461/driving-under-the-influence-still-an-issue-survey-shows/


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Re: 24/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 10:06:07 »
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Director, Four Workers at Greek Island Tax Office Charged With Bribery

As Greece is pushing to rein in tax evaders – which no government has been able to do – the director and four employees at the Halkida tax office on the country’s second-biggest island of Evia, were arrested on bribery charges.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/director-four-workers-at-greek-island-tax-office-charged-with-bribery/

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Re: 24/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 18:18:09 »
In the early hours of this morning a 49 y-o foreign male passenger on a professional tour boat at anchor in Kioni bay was involved in an incident that resulted in his transfer to the port by boat and then to a local nursing clinic. No serious injury involved. 

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Re: 24/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 18:27:54 »
24 forest fires across Greece in 24 hour period prior to 18:00 on 24/05/24

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Re: 24/05/24
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 20:33:57 »
Bush fire broke out around 16:00 local time in Svoronata. Promptly under control by fire department and local volunteers.

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Re: 24/05/24
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 24 May, 2024 @ 22:20:44 »
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Vegan whipped cream recalled over fears it may contain milk

A vegan whipped cream spray has been recalled from the market over fears that it may contain milk.

The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) said it had ordered the recall of the Schlagfix brand of “Schlagcreme vegan spray topping” because, while the Greek label describes the product as “lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free,” the original English label states “may contain traces of milk.”
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1239609/vegan-whipped-cream-recalled-over-fears-it-may-contain-milk/