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Maik:
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8838 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1314 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1179 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7169 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5824 €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   
Sat 02/03   16°/10°   11 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny    
Sun 03/03   17°/10°   10 km/h   07%   Starting cloudy then turning sunny    
Mon 04/03   17°/09°   33 km/h   97%   Thundershowers & winds probable   
Tue 05/03   15°/10°   19 km/h   58%   Showers probable   
Wed 06/03   17°/10°   16 km/h   20%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 07/03   16°/09°   16 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny    
Fri 08/03   17°/10°   11 km/h   14%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 09/03   17°/11°   19 km/h   11%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 10/03   17°/12°   19 km/h   43%   Showers possible   
Mon 11/03   17°/12°   22 km/h   51%   Showers probable   
   

Maik:

--- Quote ---Alan Bates rejects ‘ridiculous’ invite to royal garden party
Fellow Horizon campaigner Jo Hamilton also snubbed offer as victims await redress

Alan Bates and Jo Hamilton snubbed government invitations to a royal garden party, while hundreds of postmasters are still waiting for compensation.

Mr Bates, whose battle for justice against the Post Office in the Horizon software scandal inspired the ITV drama Mr Bates vs The Post Office, branded the invite to Buckingham Palace “ridiculous”.

He said the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) had “shot itself in the foot” with an “attempt at a PR job”.
--- End quote ---
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/03/01/horizon-scandal-alan-bates-jo-hamilton-snub-royal-party/

Maik:
Mains water supply off between 08:30-15:00 tomorrow in Ai Yiannis Kounoupas, Kounopetra, Mantzavinata, Mega Lakos, Soullaroi, Vouni, Xi,  up to "Kritikos" Supermarket, Paliki.

Maik:

--- Quote ---'He didn't understand, he was terrified': Disabled Palestinian man shot dead by IDF in Gaza hospital

A disabled Palestinian man was killed with a "direct shot to the neck" while being held in a hospital by Israeli soldiers on the Gaza Strip, ITV News understands.

The shooting of Najeeb Salem Sadeq occurred just hours before ITV News captured footage of an unarmed civilian being shot dead while walking in a group waving a white flag, in the same area of Khan Younis.
--- End quote ---
https://www.itv.com/news/2024-03-01/he-didnt-understand-disabled-man-shot-dead-in-gaza-hospital-by-idf

Maik:
Body of a 90 y-o local male recovered at midday yesterday from the sea at Potamakia Alykon, Zakynthos.

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