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15/05/23
« on: Monday, 15 May, 2023 @ 02:02:17 »
Kef fire risk 15/05/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8963 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1219 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1157 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8913 €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
Mon 15/05   23°/16°   34 km/h   05%   Cloudy, strong winds probable
Tue 16/05   19°/15°   20 km/h   88%   Rain probable
Wed 17/05   20°/14°   17 km/h   79%   Thunderstorms probable
Thu 18/05   21°/15°   18 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Fri 19/05   22°/17°   11 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Sat 20/05   23°/17°   21 km/h   33%   Showers possible
Sun 21/05   23°/16°   18 km/h   68%   Showers probable
Mon 22/05   22°/16°   14 km/h   62%   Scattered thunderstorms probable
Tue 23/05   22°/16°   12 km/h   20%   Sun & cloud
Wed 24/05   22°/16°   15 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 15/05/23
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 15 May, 2023 @ 02:10:52 »
The French-flagged sailing yacht LUCKY STAR was towed into Fiskardo early yesterday afternoon by private boat MY YACHT, escorted by coast guard vessel, after reporting a lack of fuel and inability to use sails. Sailing prohibited until repairs completed and certificate of seaworthiness issued. None of the five foreign nationals on board were injured and no sea pollution observed.

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Re: 15/05/23
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 15 May, 2023 @ 02:12:30 »
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Police officer sold sick and dying kittens to children in twisted £280,000 scam

Former British Transport Police officer Amy Byrne, 30, and her partner Harry Angell, 31, bought and bred kittens to sell from just £50 to in excess of £1,500
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/cat-scam-police-officer-jailed-b2338599.html

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Re: 15/05/23
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 15 May, 2023 @ 13:50:38 »
Unconfirmed: approval granted for a floating platform to be installed on the coast between Skala-Poros. Information I've had suggests it will be located somewhere near Spileo (as was) but it's difficult to image how people will get down to sea level along there.

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Re: 15/05/23
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 15 May, 2023 @ 14:27:18 »
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Cost of living soars in Greece despite economic recovery

Greece has outpaced most European economies in the past years, but why can't citizens afford basic goods, and why are employers short of staff?
https://www.euronews.com/2023/05/15/cost-of-living-crisis-in-greece-despite-economic-recovery



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Re: 15/05/23
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 15 May, 2023 @ 20:13:27 »
Looks as though the pre-election kiosk for Ioannis Varoufakis' meRA25 party in Argostoli's main square has been vandalised for the the second time as a large banner on an outside wall was removed overnight.

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Re: 15/05/23
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 15 May, 2023 @ 20:19:21 »
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Lawsuit filed against man caught abusing dog on video

A representative of a local animal charity filed a lawsuit against a Thessaloniki man caught on video abusing a dog. The lawsuit was filed at the Lagada police precinct.

The video, that was uploaded on social media, shows the man beating the dog with a stick.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1211017/lawsuit-filed-against-man-caught-abusing-dog-on-video/

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Re: 15/05/23
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 15 May, 2023 @ 20:23:05 »
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Greece sets up research center for management, registration of stranded marine animals

The first National Coordinated Network of Observing and Managing Wildlife Strandings will be set up in Greece after an agreement with environmental organizations and scientific organizations, the Environment and Energy Ministry announced on Monday.

The center, a decades-long request, is funded with 1.5 million euros provided by Greek agencies and EU-related funding, and will focus on four types of marine animals: cetaceans, seals, sea turtles, and cartilaginous fish (sharks, skates, rays, and rabbit fish).

It will set up a specialists group for each of the four categories of marine animals, mobile units for speedy response to stranded marine animals, an infrastructure for the emergency treatment and handling of stranded marine mammals, and a registry of all marine animals stranded or washed ashore at Greek beaches with samples searchable on a database.

...every year 1,000 sea turtles, 250 cetaceans (dolphins & whales), and 25 seals get stranded or die at Greek beaches.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/731154/Greece-sets-up-research-center-for-management--registration-of-stranded-marine-animals

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Re: 15/05/23
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 15 May, 2023 @ 20:34:59 »
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WHO urges people not to use artificial sweeteners for weight-loss

Using sweeteners instead of sugar could actually increase the risk of becoming overweight or obese, global health leaders have said.

It said consumption of free sugars has been linked to rising numbers of people who are overweight or obese as well as increases in cases of type two diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and tooth decay.
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-05-15/who-urges-people-not-to-use-artificial-sweeteners-for-weight-loss

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Re: 15/05/23
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 15 May, 2023 @ 20:59:12 »
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Toronto mayor’s race draws more than 100 candidates – including one dog

More than 100 candidates, including a former police chief, a comedian and a dog, are all vying for the chance to be mayor of Canada’s largest city.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/may/15/toronto-mayor-election-candidates-dog


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« Reply #10 on: Monday, 15 May, 2023 @ 22:45:00 »
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Mountain rescue called to carry tired dog 'Rocky' down Scafell Pike

A crew of thirteen volunteers were called in for an unlikely rescue - a 33-kilogram dog who was too tired to walk down Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak.

The dog, an Akita by the name of Rocky, was “injured and exhausted” with “cut paws” when Keswick Mountain Rescue Team were called to carry it down on Saturday.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/05/15/mountain-rescue-dog-scafell-pike-lake-district/