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Title: 20/11/21
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 20 November, 2021 @ 02:46:40
Eight new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Kef yesterday, according to EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1534
1 USD = € 0.8558

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 (https://www.postoffice.co.uk/travel-money).
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 (https://weather.com/en-IE/weather/tenday/l/GRXX0035:1:GR)

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Sat 20/11   19°/13°    6 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud
Sun 21/11   19°/14°    8 km/h   06%   Mostly sunny
Mon 22/11   18°/14°   19 km/h   98%   Rain probable
Tue 23/11   19°/14°   12 km/h   95%   Rain probable
Wed 24/11   20°/14°    8 km/h   38%   Showers possible
Thu 25/11   19°/15°   24 km/h   81%   Rain probable
Fri 26/11   19°/15°   22 km/h   72%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 27/11   20°/16°   23 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Sun 28/11   21°/16°   25 km/h   48%   Scattered thunderstorms probable
Mon 29/11   20°/15°   26 km/h   56%   Scattered thunderstorms probable

Title: Re: 20/11/21
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 20 November, 2021 @ 02:49:14
Man almost blows his own legs off in mole vendetta

A Czech man’s overzealous attempts to rid his garden of a mole problem ended up with him nearly blowing his legs off.

The 45-year-old took the ill-advised decision to use the kind of explosives contained in powerful fireworks to blast the tiny animals to oblivion.

He packed the F4-type “Dum Bum” explosives inside the mole tunnel, covered them with concrete tiles and, for unknown reasons, then decided to stand on top.

The usual minimum distance for fireworks that contain this type of material is 75 feet.
Title: Re: 20/11/21
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 20 November, 2021 @ 02:52:27
Priti Patel plans Greek-style clampdown on migrants

Priti Patel is planning a Greek-style crackdown on migrants, with new restrictions on asylum seekers amid an escalating European crisis.

Channel migrants held in new purpose-built reception centres will have to obey strict rules or risk losing their right to claim asylum.

The Home Secretary plans to model the centres on the camps for asylum seekers being built by Greece, where migrants face routine checks on their movements along with curfews to prevent absconding.
Title: Re: 20/11/21
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 20 November, 2021 @ 02:58:05
Octopuses, crabs and lobsters do feel pain, government report says

Octopuses, crabs and lobsters do feel pain, a government review has recognised, paving the way for a possible ban on boiling the animals alive.

Title: Re: 20/11/21
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 20 November, 2021 @ 13:38:03
Temporary road closure outside Argostoli at Agia Barbara on the Argostoli-Sami road between 08:30-16:30 from Monday, 22 November to Monday, 29 November. To enable tree cutting and rock clearance.
Title: Re: 20/11/21
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 20 November, 2021 @ 13:45:33
Booster shot for people vaccinated abroad to open in coming weeks

Greeks and foreign nationals who have been vaccinated abroad will be able to book an appointment for the third shot of a Covid-19 vaccine in a few weeks, Kathimerini understands.
Title: Re: 20/11/21
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 20 November, 2021 @ 14:01:47
Scotland hit by second earthquake in a week with Highland tremor

Scotland has experienced its second earthquake in less than a week after the Highlands was hit by a tremor.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said a 2.2 magnitude earthquake was registered just outside Roybridge, near Spean Bridge, at 09:29 on Friday.

The organisation said it had a depth of 7.5km (4.6 miles).

Magnitude   ML 2.2
Date time   2021-11-19 21:29:54.0 UTC
Location   56.91 N ; 4.74 W
Depth   8 km
Distances   118 km WNW of Dundee, United Kingdom / pop: 147,000 / local time: 21:29:54.0 2021-11-19
25 km NE of Fort William, United Kingdom / pop: 5,800 / local time: 21:29:54.0 2021-11-19

Title: Re: 20/11/21
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 20 November, 2021 @ 20:43:22
Remnants of an Ancient City Discovered Near Kilkis, Northern Greece

Newly found antiquities near the town of Kilkis, northern Greece, and close to the heart of the Macedonian Kingdom, reveal the remnants of an ancient city unknown until recently.