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13/03/23
« on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 04:37:13 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9091 GBP
1 €UR = $1.0904 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1000 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9171 €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
Mon 13/03   16°/10°   16 km/h   01%   Sunny
Tue 14/03   16°/12°   10 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Wed 15/03   16°/10°   25 km/h   97%   Rain probable
Thu 16/03   15°/09°   29 km/h   78%   Showers & wind probable
Fri 17/03   16°/10°   11 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 18/03   17°/11°   11 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sun 19/03   17°/11°   11 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny
Mon 20/03   18°/12°   12 km/h   35%   Showers possible
Tue 21/03   18°/13°   13 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Wed 22/03   19°/13°   17 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud

frost.getmap.gr
No risk of frost

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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 15:12:32 »
Sounds as though there's been a bomb threat to the Fior di Levante ferry, last I heard it's confined to Kyllini port.


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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 15:21:50 »
Possibly a large gathering in the main square in Argostoli around 11:00 this Thursday, 16 March, as people down tools and protest against the Tempe rail disaster.

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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 16:10:35 »
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The Abandoned White Tiger Cub Now In The Attica Zoological Park Is Recovering!
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/03/13/abandoned-white-tiger-cub/


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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 16:35:42 »
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Britons to be sent ‘danger to life’ text alerts in national security test

People across the country will soon see “danger to life” alerts popping up on their phone screens as part of a UK-wide national security test.

Warning texts will be sent to millions of devices, setting off an alarm, as the government puts its new emergency system to the test.

The new measure has been established to warn the public of potentially life-threatening situations nearby, with the first round of tests set to focus on flooding and other extreme weather events.

The sounding of an alarm will be accompanied by a set of details outlining the emergency and advice on what to do and how to seek help.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/alert-text-government-danger-to-life-b2299138.html



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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 20:50:17 »
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Horror In Imathia: 13-year-old Abused And Raped 12-year-old For Eight Months

A 12-year-old child lived eight whole months of terror at the hands of a 13-year-old in Agathia village of Imathia, Central Macedonia.

The child, together with his parents, filed a complaint to local police in the northern Greek and claimed that the 13-year-old had been raping him since August 2022, Proto Thema reported.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/03/13/horror-in-imathia-13-year-old/

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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 21:15:12 »
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No plans to change law blocking Elgin Marbles from being given to Greece – Sunak

Rishi Sunak has said there are “no plans” to change a law which blocks the Elgin Marbles from being given to Greece.

The Prime Minister said the UK had “cared for” the sculptures in the British Museum for generations and they were “shared with the world” at the London site.
https://www.irishnews.com/news/uknews/2023/03/13/news

Could be "shared with the world" in Athens.

 

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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 21:18:03 »
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Geothermal energy will de-ice the main square of Greece’s highest village
https://www.themayor.eu/en/a/view/geothermal-energy-will-de-ice-the-main-square-of-greece-s-highest-village-11625

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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 21:20:25 »
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Gary Glitter recalled to prison just weeks after paedophile pop star’s release

Gary Glitter has been sent back to prison after breaching his licence conditions, the Probation Service has said, just weeks after the paedophile pop star was freed from jail.

The disgraced 78-year-old was released from Dorset’s HMP The Verne in February after serving just half of his 16-year sentence for sexually abusing three young girls.

But footage filmed by another prisoner at his bail hostel emerged this weekend showing Glitter – whose real name is Paul Gadd – using a smartphone and talking about accessing the dark web, which allows users to access illegal and violent content.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/gary-glitter-jail-dark-web-b2300033.html

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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 21:32:33 »
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Timmy, a 20-year-old cat, is looking for his 'retirement home' through the RSPCA

Timmy is described as a "very special boy who, at the age of 20, might not have long left but certainly has enough love to give in the meantime"
https://www.nationalworld.com/news/offbeat/timmy-20-year-old-cat-looking-retirement-home-spca-4046088


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Grand old cat Buster wants to end his days in loving new home
https://www.staffordshire-live.co.uk/news/burton-news/grand-old-cat-buster-wants-8045329

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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #10 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 22:57:32 »
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Dick Fosbury: The athlete who developed the 'Fosbury Flop' dies aged 76

The American leapt backwards over the bar to win gold at the 1968 Mexico Olympics in a technique which became known as the 'Fosbury Flop' and is used by high jumpers today.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/64945985
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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 23:01:19 »
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Sour grapes as bottle of wine to cost 45p more in alcohol tax raid

The price of a bottle of wine is expected to rise by around 45p thanks to an alcohol tax raid to be announced in Wednesday’s Budget.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2023/03/13/sour-grapes-bottle-wine-cost-45p-alcohol-tax-raid/

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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #12 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 23:10:06 »
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Artificial turf potentially linked to cancer deaths of six Phillies ball players – report
The lawn replacement – largely fallen out of favor in professional sports these days – contains large amounts of toxic chemicals

A report on a possible link between a rare brain cancer that killed six professional US baseball players and toxic chemicals in artificial turf is raising a new round of questions over whether synthetic sports fields pose a health threat to athletes and others who use them.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/mar/10/phillies-ball-players-cancer-artifical-turf

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Re: 13/03/23
« Reply #13 on: Monday, 13 March, 2023 @ 23:12:11 »