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04/03/23
« on: Saturday, 04 March, 2023 @ 02:33:05 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9145 GBP
1 €UR = $1.0923 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0935 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9155 €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 04/03   15°/09°   14 km/h   83%   Showers probable
Sun 05/03   13°/10°   21 km/h   87%   Showers probable
Mon 06/03   16°/10°   17 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Tue 07/03   15°/11°   22 km/h   94%   Rain probable
Wed 08/03   16°/11°   16 km/h   68%   Showers probable
Thu 09/03   18°/12°   14 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Fri 10/03   18°/13°   17 km/h   38%   Showers possible
Sat 11/03   18°/12°   20 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Sun 12/03   16°/11°   21 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Mon 13/03   17°/12°   23 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud

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No risk of frost

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Re: 04/03/23
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 04 March, 2023 @ 02:42:41 »
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New batch of King’s Coronation oil features some extra special ingredients

Oil made with olives harvested from the burial place of the monarch’s grandmother in Jerusalem, Buckingham Palace reveals

A new batch of Coronation oil has been made using olives harvested from groves on the Mount of Olives, the burial place of the King’s paternal grandmother, Princess Alice of Greece, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The olives were pressed just outside Bethlehem and the oil, which will be used to anoint both the King and the Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey on May 6, was consecrated in Jerusalem.

However, in a break with tradition, it does not include any of the controversial animal products traditionally used, such as civet oil and ambergris, popularly known as whale’s vomit.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2023/03/03/new-batch-kings-coronation-oil-features-extra-special-ingredients/

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Re: 04/03/23
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 04 March, 2023 @ 02:44:09 »
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France warns ‘narco-tourists’ after tonnes of ‘fatal’ cocaine wash ashore

French authorities warned of “narco-tourism” on northern Channel beaches on Friday after news of more than two tonnes of cocaine washing ashore drew dozens of beachcombers, some equipped with quad bikes.

Locals in villages along the Normandy coast have described an influx of unfamiliar people in luxury cars and 4x4s who have been scouring the sand this week.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/03/03/france-warns-narco-tourists-tonnes-fatal-cocaine-wash-ashore/

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Re: 04/03/23
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 04 March, 2023 @ 02:46:07 »
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Doctor ‘cuts off man’s penis’ after mistaking syphilis for cancer

An Italian man whose penis was allegedly wrongly amputated by doctors is demanding compensation of €400,000 (£354,000).

Surgeons allegedly amputated the man’s genitals because they thought they had detected cancer in the organ.

That diagnosis was subsequently found to be wrong – the man in fact had a type of syphilis which could have been treated with medication.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/03/03/doctor-cuts-mans-penis-mistaking-syphilis-cancer

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Re: 04/03/23
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 04 March, 2023 @ 15:19:17 »


No food on the table: ARK is seriously affected by the rising cost of food, donations desperately requested.
Donations can be made on site or online: Animal Rescue Kefalonia website
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Re: 04/03/23
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 04 March, 2023 @ 15:36:09 »
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Larissa station master was new to the job

V.S., 59, became a station master in one of the Greek railway network’s most important railway station’s Larissa, after a short training program that started in August 2022 and ended in January.

Just 35 days into his new job, the disastrous railway crash, the deadliest in Greece’s history, happened in Tempe, with him largely responsible for the decisions taken at the moment.

On Saturday afternoon, he will appear before a magistrate in Larissa to answer multiple charges of negligent homicide and injury.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1205987/larissa-station-master-was-new-to-the-job/

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Re: 04/03/23
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 04 March, 2023 @ 15:37:56 »
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Station master given new extension to testify over train crash

A 59-year-old Hellenic Train station manager arrested over a deadly collision between a passenger train and a freighter in northern Greece last Tuesday was on Saturday given one more day to prepare his defense.

According to the indictment, he is accused sending the passenger train on the same track as the freighter, and ignoring the electronic system that covered part of the route towards Larissa which showed that the train was on the wrong track.

Furthermore, he also ignored a warning 17 minutes before the collision by the station master at Neos Poros further down the route that the freight train was in the same direction.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1206011/station-master-given-new-extension-to-testify-over-train-crash/

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Re: 04/03/23
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 04 March, 2023 @ 17:22:39 »
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'Sonic boom' heard by thousands across UK as residents report 'loud bang and ground shakes'

Thousands of people across the UK reported hearing a sonic boom on Saturday afternoon, including in Oxford, Warwickshire and Leicestershire, which plane spotters believe came from a military jet.
https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/sonic-boom-heard-hundreds-across-uk/

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Re: 04/03/23
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 04 March, 2023 @ 23:05:57 »


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Footballers in Turkey Send Solidarity Message to Greece for Train Disaster

Players of the football club Trabzonspor in Turkey wore shirts bearing a message of solidarity with Greece after the train disaster that claimed the lives of at least 57 people.

A message displayed by the Turkish and Greek flags said in both languages: “Get well neighbor!”

Two Greek footballers are currently playing for the Turkish club whose home ground is at Trabzon, a city in Pontus where thousands of Greeks used to live before the Asia Minor catastrophe of 1922.

Tensions between the two NATO allies were running high until the Feb. 6 twin earthquakes that struck Turkey’s southern and eastern regions as well as northern Syria.

Athens swiftly dispatched one of the largest search and rescue teams to the country. Their work is enshrined in the hearts of Turks, who flooded social media with well wishes and condolence messages for their Greek neighbors over the accident.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/03/04/footballers-in-turkey-send-solidarity-message-to-greece-for-train-disaster/

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Re: 04/03/23
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 04 March, 2023 @ 23:16:49 »
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New powers to tackle small boats set to be announced next week

The legislation, promised as part of Government efforts to tackle illegal migration, could come as soon as Tuesday, as Home Secretary Suella Braverman said that the only way into the UK would be a “safe and legal route”.

The legislation is expected to make asylum claims inadmissible from those who travel to the UK on small boats.

It would see a duty placed on the Home Secretary to remove “as soon as reasonably practicable” anyone who arrives on a small boat to Rwanda or a “safe third country”.

Arrivals will also be prevented from claiming asylum while in the UK, with plans also to ban them from returning once removed.
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/new-powers-to-tackle-small-boats-set-to-be-announced-next-week/2006965573.html

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British tourist spots three species thought to have been extinct
Michael Smith’s three discoveries in Papua New Guinea have been verified by experts, who are amazed at his efforts

While on a four-week holiday in Papua New Guinea, Michael Smith, 51, spotted a Louisiade pitta – not seen since 1916 – and a family barbecuing a Telefomin Cuscus, which was feared extinct after a 1997 forest fire killed the oak trees where they live in the Nong River Valley.

Intrepid Michael headed 1,000m up and down slippery moss-covered mountains – encountering a tribe who thought he was a ghost – before he found a family cooking the elusive possum.

It comes after a similar holiday to the Indonesian region in August 2018, when he found and photographed the Wondiwoi tree kangaroo while looking for orchids in West Papua.

All three discoveries have now been verified by experts, who are amazed at Michael’s efforts.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/03/04/british-tourist-holiday-papua-new-guinea-spots-three-species/

Too cute to BBQ!

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Re: 04/03/23
« Reply #12 on: Sunday, 05 March, 2023 @ 00:00:05 »
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Greece train crash protests turn violent as victims identified

Tuesday’s collision between a passenger train and a freight train in Greece was so catastrophic that many of the 57 people killed have had to be identified using their DNA.

In the days since the accident, Greek train services have been at a standstill with rail workers in protest at what they say are the failure of successive governments to improve rail safety.

Across the country thousands of people have joined angry demonstrations demanding accountability.
https://www.channel4.com/news/greece-train-crash-protests-turn-violent-as-victims-identified


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