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06/03/23
« on: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 03:09:14 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9119 GBP
1 €UR = $1.0934 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0966 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9146 €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 06/03   16°/12°   18 km/h   43%   Showers possible
Tue 07/03   15°/10°   26 km/h   99%   Rain probable
Wed 08/03   16°/12°   15 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Thu 09/03   17°/13°   15 km/h   43%   Showers possible
Fri 10/03   18°/13°   15 km/h   61%   Showers probable
Sat 11/03   18°/12°   16 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud
Sun 12/03   18°/12°   16 km/h   47%   Showers possible
Mon 13/03   18°/12°   18 km/h   22%   Mostly sunny
Tue 14/03   18°/13°   13 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny
Wed 15/03   18°/13°   20 km/h   18%   Sun & cloud

frost.getmap.gr
No risk of frost

Edit: updated
« Last Edit: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 16:39:30 by Maik »

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Re: 06/03/23
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 03:24:58 »
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Greek PM ‘sorry’ over fatal train crash as station master detained pending trial
Rail employee, who was in post for only four days before the accident, addressed court for seven hours over disaster in which 57 people died

In a statement that struck a noticeably more tempered tone than his initial pronouncement blaming the accident on “tragic human error”, Mitsotakis suggested there were wider failures at play, saying it should not “be possible for two trains moving in opposite directions to be on the same track and not be noticed by anyone”.

The disaster has put a network described as the most dangerous railway system in Europe under an unprecedented spotlight.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/mar/05/greek-pm-sorry-over-train-crash-that-killed-dozens-as-station-master-testifies

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Re: 06/03/23
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 03:27:11 »
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Boris Johnson ‘nominates father for a knighthood’
Former prime minister has requested knighthood for Stanley Johnson as part of his resignation honours list, says the Times

The paper said that the former prime minister’s list of nominations included up to 100 names and was “considerably longer” than that of his predecessors Theresa May and David Cameron. The list is currently going through Cabinet Office vetting.

Any honour for Stanley Johnson would raise questions for the former Conservative leader. He has previously faced accusations of cronyism in 2020, after he nominated his brother, Jo Johnson, for a peerage.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/mar/05/boris-johnson-nominates-father-for-a-knighthood

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Re: 06/03/23
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 14:32:18 »
Gathering in Argostoli main square at 12:00 this Wednesday, 08/03/23, in response to the Tempe rail disaster.


Edit: date corrected (thanks to HiFi for noticing the error)
« Last Edit: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 14:53:21 by Maik »

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Re: 06/03/23
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 14:34:48 »
Road signs relating to the traffic flow system in Skala were defaced overnight by someone with a spray can.

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Re: 06/03/23
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 14:42:52 »
From 01/04/23 it will be possible (in Greece) to buy road vehicle tax by the month. Not much use if you've already paid for 2023 but handy if you have a holiday home and car. Could also help keep the cost of car hire down, although I wouldn't put my money on that.

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Re: 06/03/23
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 14:45:47 »
Gathering in Argostoli main square at 12:00 this Wednesday, 09/03/23, in response to the Tempe rail disaster.

The 8th?

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Re: 06/03/23
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 14:51:23 »
Scheduled rural doctor program for Poros:

07/03/23 10:00-14:00 (Tuesday)
09/03/23 10:00-14:00 (Thursday)
14/03/23 10:00-14:00 (Tuesday)
16/03/23 10:00-14:00 (Thursday)

Not specified but may be best to have a face mask handy if you attend.

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Re: 06/03/23
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 15:17:59 »

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

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Gary Rossington: Lynyrd Skynyrd's last founding member dies aged 71
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-64860924

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Re: 06/03/23
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 15:37:37 »
For people with more money than sense (and a death wish): a £5,000 e-scooter.


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Re: 06/03/23
« Reply #10 on: Monday, 06 March, 2023 @ 15:40:25 »
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Why a pilot shortage is about to make your holidays more expensive

Pilots are getting older, retiring earlier, and not enough young recruits are coming through the ranks
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/why-pilot-shortage-make-holidays-expensive/