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12/05/24
« on: Sunday, 12 May, 2024 @ 05:37:05 »
Kef fire risk 12/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8897 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1239 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1130 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.6849 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5935 €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   
Sun 12/05   23°/14°   15 km/h   21%   Mostly sunny    
Mon 13/05   24°/14°   18 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny    
Tue 14/05   21°/14°   16 km/h   24%   Cloudy    
Wed 15/05   25°/17°   19 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 16/05   26°/19°   23 km/h   03%   Mostly cloudy    
Fri 17/05   27°/20°   25 km/h   04%   Mostly cloudy    
Sat 18/05   29°/20°   16 km/h   03%   Mostly cloudy    
Sun 19/05   29°/21°   17 km/h   09%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 20/05   28°/19°   21 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 21/05   27°/17°   17 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
   

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Re: 12/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 12 May, 2024 @ 05:56:26 »
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“Bionic eye” discovers Plato’s final resting place
The burial spot was found in one of the Herculaneum scrolls charred by Mt. Vesuvius.

Greek philosopher Plato played a huge role in shaping Western thought, particularly around politics, and even though he died more than 2,300 years ago, his “Republic” is still one of the most studied books at top US colleges.

Despite Plato’s wide and lasting influence, though, there’s still a lot we don’t know about him, including his final resting place. Historians had been able to narrow it down to the garden of the school he founded in Athens, but where exactly in the expansive gardens was a mystery — until now.
https://bigthink.com/the-past/bionic-eye-discovers-platos-final-resting-place/


 

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Re: 12/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 12 May, 2024 @ 10:57:49 »
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Fitch Solutions: Greece Set to Welcome 40 Million Tourists Annually by 2028

 However, Fitch Solutions highlights concerns about overtourism, cautioning that it could strain Greece's capacity to deliver quality services, potentially leading to neglect of popular destinations

Fitch Solutions forecasts nearly 40 million annual tourists in Greece by 2028, driven by the country’s strategic focus on emerging markets like China and India.
https://www.tovima.com/tourism/fitch-solutions-greece-set-to-welcome-40-million-tourists-annually-by-2028/

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Re: 12/05/24
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 12 May, 2024 @ 11:16:34 »
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McDonald’s in Greece Breaks New Records, Plans New Outlets

 McDonald’s has finally won over consumers in Greece, reporting record gains and planning more outlets.

One of the world’s most popular fast food chains, McDonald’s has finally made it in Greece breaking all records this year and recovering from previous losses.

Developmental licensee for McDonald’s in Greece, Premier Capital Hellas announced this week that it plans to increase outlets to 50 from the current 32 and to construct a 4,000m2 distribution center budgeted at 7 million euros.
https://www.tovima.com/finance/mcdonalds-in-greece-breaks-new-records-plans-new-outlets/

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Re: 12/05/24
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 12 May, 2024 @ 12:00:37 »
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Glimmer of hope for mountain chicken frog which was once a national dish

A frog that has been cooked and eaten for decades on the Caribbean island of Dominica is on the verge of becoming extinct, but there is now a frantic push to try to save it.

The mountain chicken frog (Leptodactylus fallax) was once considered Dominica's unofficial national dish, according to locals.

"When I used to cook it, I would just cut it and put it into a broth," says Alain Mellow as he sits selling fruit and vegetables in Roseau, the bustling capital city of Dominica.

It tasted "just like chicken", according to Mr Mellow, who is now in his 70s.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-68935248

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Re: 12/05/24
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 12 May, 2024 @ 19:06:46 »
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North Macedonia’s new president reignites a spat with Greece at her inauguration ceremony

 Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova was sworn as the first female president of North Macedonia on Sunday and immediately reignited a diplomatic spat with neighboring Greece.

At the ceremony in the country’s parliament, Siljanovska-Davkova referred to her country as “Macedonia,” rather than the constitutional name “North Macedonia.”

This prompted Greek Ambassador Sophia Philippidou to leave the inauguration ceremony. The Greek Foreign Ministry later issued a statement, saying that the new president’s actions violated an agreement between the two nations and put in danger both bilateral relations and North Macedonia’s prospects of joining the European Union.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen implicitly rebuked Siljanovska-Davkova’s choice of words.
https://apnews.com/article/president-north-macedonia-greece-inauguration-e1bdfa1fb9021f91023b0250ae8b7541

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Re: 12/05/24
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 12 May, 2024 @ 21:59:23 »
21 forest fires across Greece between 18:00 on 11/05/24 - 18:00 on 12/05/24.