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Maik:
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8837 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1316 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1209 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7141 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5833 €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   
Tue 27/02   18°/12°   13 km/h   07%   Mostly cloudy    
Wed 28/02   19°/13°   23 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 29/02   19°/11°   24 km/h   78%   Light rain probable   
Fri 01/03   17°/11°   13 km/h   96%   Rain probable   
Sat 02/03   17°/11°   16 km/h   36%   Showers possible   
Sun 03/03   17°/10°   14 km/h   18%   Mostly sunny    
Mon 04/03   17°/10°   23 km/h   39%   Showers possible   
Tue 05/03   16°/10°   17 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 06/03   17°/10°   14 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 07/03   16°/10°   19 km/h   45%   Showers possible   
   

Maik:

--- Quote ---Amazing stories of labor inspections
Inspectors, who are now better equipped, come up against strange and funny situations

Labor inspectors in Greece report situations that beat even the most imaginative screenwriter of crime series, a result of those striving to avoid the checks and significant fines for the circumvention of labor legislation. This is due to entrepreneurs who have got used to not paying, thereby distorting the competition and surviving at the expense of the healthy businesses that operate in the same industry.

Immigrants hidden in coffins, underage workers in chicken coops, uninsured people piled into refrigerators with temperatures below zero, threats, swearing and attempts to deceive make up the “normal” workday of inspectors in the Labor Inspection Squad, without this meaning that all those inspected are fraudsters, extortionists and illegal.

There are thousands of legitimate employers who abide by the labor law and stoically accept scrutiny, but those who break the law usually try, either by word or deed, to get away with it.
--- End quote ---
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1232582/amazing-stories-of-labor-inspections/

Maik:
Planned maintenance work on the supply system means no mains water between 08:30-14:00 tomorrow in Favata, Havdata and Mandoukata, Paliki.

Maik:

--- Quote ---Crooked House: Owners of wonky pub ordered to rebuild

The owners of The Crooked House pub have been ordered to rebuild "Britain's wonkiest inn" after it was destroyed last year in a suspected arson attack.

South Staffordshire Council has served an enforcement notice on the owners of the pub in Himley, near Dudley.

The council said it had engaged with the owners since the demolition but had reached a point where formal action was considered necessary.

It requires the building to be built back to what it was prior to the fire.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-68414524

Maik:
First cruise ship of the 2024 season, Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Journey, due to call into Argostoli this Sunday, 03 March, potentially bringing 1260 visitors to Kef.

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