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18/05/23
« on: Thursday, 18 May, 2023 @ 02:41:24 »
Kef fire risk 18/05/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8950 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1154 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1173 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8965 €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 18/05   21°/15°   18 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Fri 19/05   22°/17°   08 km/h   14%   Mostly sunny
Sat 20/05   23°/16°   17 km/h   24%   Cloudy
Sun 21/05   21°/16°   15 km/h   49%   Showers possible
Mon 22/05   22°/16°   11 km/h   45%   Showers possible
Tue 23/05   23°/16°   11 km/h   22%   Mostly sunny
Wed 24/05   23°/17°   14 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Thu 25/05   24°/17°   16 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Fri 26/05   23°/17°   15 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Sat 27/05   23°/17°   15 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 18/05/23
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 18 May, 2023 @ 02:49:05 »
Early indication from the traffic study in Argostoli is that Momferatou will be a permanent one-way street.

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Re: 18/05/23
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 18 May, 2023 @ 02:58:36 »
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Lonely Staffordshire bull terrier Ruby stuck in Cambridgeshire RSPCA shelter for more than 600 days

A Staffordshire bull terrier which has been in an animal shelter for more than a year and a half "deserves a second chance", according to her carers.

Staff at the RSPCA said they could not understand why the five-year-old Ruby had been overlooked for so long.

She has been at Block Fen Animal Centre for more than 600 days, watching on as other dogs get adopted by families while she remains unclaimed.

Tiffany Saunders, kennel supervisor at the centre, said it had become heartbreaking for staff.

Anyone interested in offering Ruby a home can visit the "find a pet" page on the RSPCA Block Fen website and fill out an application form.
https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2023-05-17/shelters-loneliest-dog-looking-for-a-new-home-for-nearly-two-years

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Re: 18/05/23
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 18 May, 2023 @ 14:24:15 »
W.e.f. Monday, 22 May, Melissani and Drogarati caves will be open between 09:30-16:00

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Re: 18/05/23
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 18 May, 2023 @ 14:35:46 »
Rural doctor service available between 10:00-13:00 tomorrow, Friday, 19 May, in Vlakhata. Face masks and social distancing still required.

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Re: 18/05/23
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 18 May, 2023 @ 14:43:01 »
Ionian Islands Regional Council has approved a grant of 2,000,000€ for the renovation of the Municipal Theatre of Lixouri.

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Re: 18/05/23
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 18 May, 2023 @ 23:27:17 »
The Kefalonian Association offices in Athens have been ransacked, radiators, wash basins, pipes stripped out.

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Re: 18/05/23
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 18 May, 2023 @ 23:35:47 »
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Strong earthquake hits Crete; no damage reported

A 5.1-magnitude tremor has hit the south coast of the island of Crete near the town of Moires, the Athens-based Institute of Geodynamics has announced.

The earthquake occurred at 9.59 p.m. local time (1859 GMT) Thursday at a depth of 8.9 kilometers, the Institute announced.

A day earlier, a 4.2-maginitude tremor had occurred in the same area.

The mayor of Faistos, Grigoris Nikolidakis, told web site Cretalive that “locals have taken to the streets, but, at the moment, no damage has been registered.”
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1211301/strong-earthquake-hits-crete-no-damage-reported/

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Re: 18/05/23
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 18 May, 2023 @ 23:44:12 »
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Flying sofa seen over Turkish capital during storm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-65639694



https://youtu.be/C20tOpDAUH0?t=1

More comfy than a flying carpet?