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27/01/23
« on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 03:42:34 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9058 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1222 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1040 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8911 €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
Fri 27/01   12°/09°   08 km/h   78%   Showers probable
Sat 28/01   13°/09°   06 km/h   36%   Showers possible
Sun 29/01   13°/08°   16 km/h   81%   Showers probable
Mon 30/01   14°/10°   13 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Tue 31/01   12°/07°   23 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Wed 01/02   13°/09°   15 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 02/02   14°/09°   19 km/h   54%   Showers probable
Fri 03/02   12°/07°   28 km/h   59%   Showers probable
Sat 04/02   12°/07°   21 km/h   22%   Sun & cloud
Sun 05/02   12°/09°   21 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 03:48:01 »
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Long Covid symptoms still plaguing patients

The coronavirus is still a force to be reckoned with, with people with long Covid receiving treatment at special clinics operating in hospitals and health centers.

“The most common symptoms reported by patients are chronic fatigue, anorexia, weakness, moodiness, shortness of breath and a chronic cough. To a lesser extent we see patients with cardiac problems, metabolic or other disorders,” said Antonia Koutsoukou, director of the University Clinic at Sotiria Hospital and head of its post-Covid clinic. “We see post-Covid patients at the clinic who were sick with Covid in the pandemic’s first phase,” she said.

“Covid continues to amaze us. The spread of the virus in the community is high and people continue to get infected. We may not see severe cases with the same frequency; however, some patients can get seriously ill. It is everyone’s responsibility to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves,” she noted.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1203149/long-covid-symptoms-still-plaguing-patients/

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 03:56:51 »
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Boris Johnson reveals just how big his advance was for forthcoming memoir

Boris Johnson has picked up an advance of more than £500,000 for his forthcoming memoir, as it emerged taxpayers face a bill of £222,000 for his legal fees to defend himself in the partygate inquiry.

The former prime minister’s latest entry in the Register of Members’ Interests says that he “received £510,000 as an advance on an upcoming book yet to be published” - even though he has so far done just 10 hours work on it.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-memoir-partygate-book-b2270034.html

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 03:59:37 »
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Britons who sat in dark during National Grid switch off scheme ‘offered as little as 6p back’

Despite being promised a rebate of up to £20 by the National Grid, some of those who took part say they were offered just a few pence
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/national-grid-blackout-demand-flexibility-service-b2269282.html

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 04:03:03 »
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How to tell if your cats are fighting or playing, according to scientists
There are three categories of feline behaviour and it's important that owners can identify each one

Hissing and wrestling may not be signs that your cats have fallen out, scientists have found.

Cats, often maligned for being solitary and combative creatures, have been found to have very complex ways of interacting and communicating with each other.

Hissing, for example, is often perceived as a sign of blatant aggression, but experts say this is not necessarily the case and is used by pet cats to tell another feline it isn’t in the mood for playing.

Expert analysis of 105 YouTube videos involving 210 cats interacting reveal there to be three categories of feline behaviour: playful, intermediate and agonistic.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/01/26/how-tell-cats-fighting-playing-according-scientists/

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 04:17:42 »
Password managers based in the cloud, such as  LastPass and Bitwarden, are being targeted by malicious Google ads which lead to fake - but convincing - replica sites that steal log-in credentials. Care needs to be taken (as always) when clicking on links, an offline password manager stored on your PC, such as KeePass, could be a solution. As could not using Google for searches. More info on bleepingcomputer.com

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 15:17:40 »
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Met Police recruit 'functionally illiterate in English' in attempt to improve diversity

Applicants to the police who can barely write in English are being accepted by the Met in an attempt to improve diversity, one of His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has warned.

HMI Matt Parr said that while it was entirely “noble and right” that Scotland Yard was aiming to be more representative of the community it policed, it should not be at the expense of standards.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/01/26/applicants-functionally-illiterate-english-accepted-met-bid/



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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 15:20:43 »
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Met Police recruit 'functionally illiterate in English' in attempt to improve diversity

Applicants to the police who can barely write in English are being accepted by the Met in an attempt to improve diversity, one of His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has warned.

HMI Matt Parr said that while it was entirely “noble and right” that Scotland Yard was aiming to be more representative of the community it policed, it should not be at the expense of standards.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/01/26/applicants-functionally-illiterate-english-accepted-met-bid/

Or, as they put it, "nobble and write"...  :)

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 15:24:01 »
Not sure it's owt to do with diversity, I thought it was always the case?

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 15:25:22 »
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Tesco issues four-week warning to anyone who uses a Clubcard

Over 2 million Tesco customers have now been reminded to spend more than £16 million worth of Clubcard vouchers before they expire at the end of February.

The vouchers, which were first issued in February 2021, will expire on 28 February.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tesco-clubcard-rewards-warning-uk-shopping-b2270313.html

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 18:59:14 »
Body of a 62 y-o local recovered this morning from the sea between Rio - Antirrion after he was seen falling from the bridge.

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 19:13:42 »
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Man crushed by telescopic urinal in central London dies

A man died after he was crushed and trapped underneath a telescopic public urinal while working on the device in central London.

Pop-up toilets are stored beneath the ground and brought to street level at night for people to use.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-64430454

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 19:58:42 »
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Mitsotakis wins no-confidence vote over wiretapping scandal

The censure motion put forward by Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras was defeated by 156 votes to 143 in the 300-seat assembly.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1203311/mitsotakis-wins-no-confidence-vote-over-wiretapping-scandal/

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Re: 27/01/23
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 21:32:08 »
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White House and European Commission to launch first-of-its-kind AI agreement

The White House and European Commission will announce on Friday an agreement to speed up and enhance the use of artificial intelligence to improve agriculture, healthcare, emergency response, climate forecasting and the electric grid.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1203326/white-house-and-european-commission-to-launch-first-of-its-kind-ai-agreement/