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16/09/23
« on: Saturday, 16 September, 2023 @ 00:04:30 »
Kef fire risk 16/09/23: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.885 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1034 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1299 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9063 €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 16/09   29°/20°   20 km/h   12%   Sunny
Sun 17/09   30°/20°   18 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Mon 18/09   30°/20°   15 km/h   07%   Sunny
Tue 19/09   29°/20°   16 km/h   07%   Sunny
Wed 20/09   29°/20°   13 km/h   08%   Sun & cloud
Thu 21/09   28°/20°   13 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Fri 22/09   28°/20°   15 km/h   22%   Sun & cloud
Sat 23/09   29°/21°   17 km/h   15%   Mostly sunny
Sun 24/09   28°/20°   21 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Mon 25/09   26°/19°   23 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 16/09/23
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 16 September, 2023 @ 00:06:39 »
Firefighters tackling a fire that broke out late last night near Lidl, Argostoli

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Re: 16/09/23
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 16 September, 2023 @ 10:50:53 »
Body of an 80 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday morning from the sea off Kaminia beach, Mounda bay

Body of a 65 y-o foreign female recovered yesterday morning from the sea at Mouraia, Corfu
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Re: 16/09/23
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 16 September, 2023 @ 11:01:35 »


An ancient amphora found yesterday in the nets of a Kyllini based fishing boat after fishing between Paxos - Levkas

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Re: 16/09/23
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 16 September, 2023 @ 11:04:09 »
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The cost of damage from the record floods in Greece’s breadbasket is estimated to be in the billions
https://apnews.com/article/greece-breadbasket-floods-thessaly-cost-c2369f2450542a9aa0dc94556e28be5e

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Re: 16/09/23
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 16 September, 2023 @ 14:10:17 »
The Regional Council of the Ionian Islands and the Municipality of Argostoli have committed to a 4,000,000 euro restoration and upgrade to structures following the 2020 storms, much of which will be spent on road improvements between Argostoli - Skala. No start / completion date given.


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Re: 16/09/23
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 16 September, 2023 @ 17:24:58 »
Nikos Anoussakis, candidate for Mayor in the up-coming local elections, has promised to fund ARK if his group is elected.

Not sure they will be...  :dunno:

Another candidate has already made promising noises but they were previously mayor and things are as they are (were).

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Re: 16/09/23
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 16 September, 2023 @ 17:31:15 »
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HOLIDAY HELL British tourist, 19, ‘drugged with laughing gas and raped’ on holiday on Greek island as cops arrest suspect, 37
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/23984131/zakynthos-man-drugged-raped-british-tourist-arrested/

Don't think it's clear from the article but it's on Zakynthos.

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Re: 16/09/23
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 16 September, 2023 @ 17:35:36 »
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Guide Dogs charity HQ rocked by incurable canine-to-human disease
Two of the charity's dogs have been quarantined and are being handled by vets in hazmat suits after testing positive for Brucella

The young males were screened for the bacterium Brucella canis earlier this year and returned a positive test. The animals have been separated from the other dogs and are handled only by vets in hazmat suits, despite concerns the tests were false positives.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/09/16/guide-dogs-charity-hq-brucella-disease-dog-to-human-deadly/

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Re: 16/09/23
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 16 September, 2023 @ 19:38:05 »
A stray flamingo said to have been seen on Lourdas beach, arrangements being made for it's feeding and care, though I've no idea where. Livadi marshes?
 

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Re: 16/09/23
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 16 September, 2023 @ 19:39:58 »
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Woman in Crete arrested after leaving kids home alone

Police arrested a 31-year-old woman for endangering minors after eight young children, ranging in age from 3 months to 13 years old, were found alone inside a home on Saturday on the island of Crete.

Police investigations were launched in order to establish how long she was absent and if it was for a serious reason. According to local media reports, the incident was revealed after a complaint from neighbors who heard the children’s cries.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1220192/woman-in-crete-arrested-after-leaving-kids-home-alone/