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25/02/23
« on: Saturday, 25 February, 2023 @ 03:57:23 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9078 GBP
1 €UR = $1.0935 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1016 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9145 €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
Sat 25/02   17°/14°   21 km/h   08%   Sun & cloud
Sun 26/02   18°/12°   43 km/h   74%   Thunderstorms & very strong winds probable
Mon 27/02   17°/12°   16 km/h   19%   Mostly cloudy
Tue 28/02   19°/12°   14 km/h   36%   Thunderstorms possible
Wed 01/03   17°/11°   17 km/h   56%   Showers probable
Thu 02/03   15°/10°   12 km/h   71%   Light rain probable
Fri 03/03   15°/10°   15 km/h   73%   Light rain probable
Sat 04/03   16°/11°   15 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Sun 05/03   16°/10°   18 km/h   36%   Showers possible
Mon 06/03   15°/10°   20 km/h   58%   Showers probable

frost.getmap.gr

No risk of frost

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Re: 25/02/23
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 25 February, 2023 @ 04:07:46 »
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Police nab man abusing stray cat

Police authorities in Thessaloniki arrested a 64-year-old man for abusing a stray cat and fined him 5,000 euros, local reports said on Friday.

The man reportedly kicked the cat on Nikolaou Germanou Street in front of passers-by, prompting a police intervention.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1205471/police-nab-man-abusing-stray-cat/

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Re: 25/02/23
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 25 February, 2023 @ 04:17:33 »
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Google Chrome's latest critical security update is now available

The update patches 10 security issues in the web browser, including one that is rated with the highest severity rating of critical.

Chrome desktop users may want to update the browser to the latest version immediately to protect it against potential exploits that target these vulnerabilities.

To do so on the desktop, select Menu > Help > About Google Chrome, or load chrome://settings/help directly in the browser's address bar.

Google Chrome displays the current version of the browser and runs a check for updates. It should pick up the new security update for the browser and start the download and installation of it automatically. A restart is required to complete the installation of the upgrade.

Here are the latest versions for Chrome after the update has been applied:

    Chrome for Mac and Linux: 110.0.5481.177
    Chrome for Windows: 110.0.5481.177 or 110.0.5481.178
    Chrome Extended Stable for Windows: 110.0.5481.177
https://www.ghacks.net/2023/02/23/google-chromes-latest-critical-security-update-is-now-available/


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Re: 25/02/23
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 25 February, 2023 @ 04:21:19 »
The new bridge at Harakas, above Myrtos:


https://youtu.be/zs9txALrtCY?t=1

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Re: 25/02/23
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 25 February, 2023 @ 14:26:50 »
Really not sure Kef qualifies as one of the underrated, less visited Greek islands these days, but it gets a mention anyway on kiwi.com

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Re: 25/02/23
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 25 February, 2023 @ 15:05:41 »
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Greece: Construction of Evros Fence to Be Completed by the End of 2023

The Greek authorities have said that the construction of the additional 35 kilometres of the Evros fence at the border between Greece and Türkiye is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The news was announced by the Minister of Citizens Protection of Greece, Takis Theodorikakos, who stressed that the construction of the fence is the most effective measure to prevent irregular migrant entries into the country.

Even though the fence is at the border of Greece with Türkiye, Minister Theodorikakos said that its construction does not only benefit Greece but the other countries of the European Union as it will make it harder for migrants to reach the bloc irregularly.
https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/greece-construction-of-evros-fence-to-be-completed-by-the-end-of-2023/

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Re: 25/02/23
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 25 February, 2023 @ 15:09:53 »
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Bay Off Southern Greece Becomes Cog in Russia’s Oil Supply Chain

Millions of barrels of Russian crude and fuels have been switched between tankers just a few miles off the coast of Greece, one of a series of workarounds that traders have used to overcome European Union sanctions against Moscow.

At least 23 million barrels of Russian crude and additional volumes of refined fuels have been transfered from one tanker to another in the Bay of Lakonikos since the start of this year, according to tanker tracking by Bloomberg. Greek authorities say their scope to intervene is limited because the activity is happening outside of a six-mile limit to the country’s territorial waters in the area.

Traders and shipping companies have found a multitude of ways to ensure Russian oil can flow and this is just the latest example.
https://gcaptain.com/bay-off-southern-greece-becomes-cog-in-russias-oil-supply-chain/