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31/03/23
« on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 02:55:46 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9081 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1213 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1012 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8918 €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
Tue 28/02   17°/12°   17 km/h   49%   Showers possible
Wed 01/03   18°/12°   19 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Thu 02/03   16°/11°   10 km/h   71%   Showers probable
Fri 03/03   15°/09°   17 km/h   90%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 04/03   15°/09°   21 km/h   76%   Light rain probable
Sun 05/03   14°/08°   21 km/h   64%   Showers probable
Mon 06/03   14°/09°   17 km/h   64%   Showers probable
Tue 07/03   14°/09°   17 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Wed 08/03   15°/09°   20 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Thu 09/03   16°/10°   21 km/h   16%   Sun & cloud

frost.getmap.gr
No risk of frost

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 03:08:10 »
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Donald Trump indicted over hush-money payment allegations in Stormy Daniels investigation

Donald Trump has claimed he is being persecuted in a 'witch hunt' as he is indicted over hush-money payments made on his behalf during his 2016 presidential campaign.

The indictment marks an extraordinary turn in American history, making Trump the first former president to face a criminal charge.

It's one of several investigations that have intensified as Trump mounts his third presidential run.
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-03-30/trump-indicted-over-hush-money-payment-allegations-in-stormy-daniels-probe


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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 03:11:30 »
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Tokitae, the oldest orca in captivity, has path to freedom after 50 years

More than five decades after being captured in the waters off the Pacific north-west, Tokitae the orca has a plan to return home, delivering a victory to animal rights advocates and Indigenous leaders who have long fought for her release.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/mar/30/lolita-orca-miami-seaquarium-release-tokitae

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 16:13:40 »
Small bush fire in Thiramona early afternoon today, blowing towards Mavrata. Local fire crews in attendance.

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 16:16:05 »
Municipality of Argostoli is reminding citizens of the requirement to use a poo bag when exercising dogs.

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 16:18:37 »
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Mother charged in relation to sexual abuse of daughter (6)

The mother of a six-year-old girl who was allegedly sexually abused by a 43-year-old man has been charged with criminal complicity through negligence by a Piraeus prosecutor, state broadcaster ERT has reported.

The mother (28) had initially reported the male suspect, whom she knew, for the sexual abuse of her child.

The investigation, however, has raised questions about her role in the case and the authorities are looking into whether she already knew about the man’s actions.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1207873/mother-charged-in-relation-to-sexual-abuse-of-daughter-6/

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 16:20:51 »
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Man, 53, arrested for sexual harassment of minor in Thessaloniki

The incident was reported by the parents of a 10-year-old girl who alleged that the man had made obscene gestures towards her.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1207868/man-53-arrested-for-sexual-harassment-of-minor-in-thessaloniki/

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 16:23:01 »
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Church In Patras Charges Parishioners For Using The Toilet

A turnstile, which is only activated when someone drops a 50-cent euro coin, was placed at the entrance to the toilets of the Church of Saint Andreas in Patras.

The installation was commented negatively, by some, but others stated that... "we have become Europeanised" because such systems exist in Europe.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/03/31/church-in-patras-using-toilet/

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 16:26:15 »
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Aberfan teacher who rescued children dies aged 82

A teacher who smashed a window to help his students to safety during the 1966 Aberfan disaster has died aged 82.

Howell Williams, from Treharris, was just 25 when the colliery spoil tip collapsed, engulfing Pantglas Primary School on 21 October.

The disaster killed 144 people, including 116 children. Four teachers survived.

Mr Williams' son, Jonathan Williams, 53, said "he was a lovely man" but had "struggled" after the disaster.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-65100262

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 16:31:57 »
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Carmakers to ration petrol and diesel car sales until 2030 ban

Car manufacturers will be forced to ration the number of petrol and diesel cars it sells from next year until 2030 when these sales will face an outright ban.

The Government’s Zero Emissions Vehicle mandate (ZEV) will put yearly restrictions on car manufacturers on the proportion of petrol cars they can sell, in a bid to drive up electric vehicle use and hit net zero targets.

With the need for an increased proportion of electric car sales, this will inevitably lead to the production of fewer petrol and diesel cars as manufacturers switch focus.

The much-anticipated ZEV mandate, which is now being consulted on, will require manufacturers to ensure 22 per cent of all new cars sold are electric by the start of next year, with this growing to 80 per cent in 2030.

Carmakers who do not hit their targets, will face fines of £15,000 per car under the target.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/03/30/ban-petrol-diesel-cars-uk-companies-told-ration/

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 16:33:56 »
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Manchester’s £1-a-night tourist tax comes into force

From tomorrow (1 April) tourists will have to pay a £1 tax to stay in Manchester – the first city in the UK to impose a tourist tax on visitors.

Overnight guests in city centre hotels or holiday apartments will be charged £1 a night, per room, as part of a new scheme which officials hope will raise £3m a year.
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2023/mar/31/manchester-1-a-night-tax-on-tourists-comes-into-force

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 16:38:38 »
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Tesco makes major change to online orders that will hit shoppers’ pockets

Tesco has announced an increase to the minimum spend customers must reach to qualify for delivery.

The basket charge put on online orders that do not meet the minimum spend for delivery will also be increased.

The minimum spend for deliveries will increase from £40 to £50, while the basket charge will rise from £4 to £5.

The changes will come into force from May 2, the supermarket said. The minimum spend on click and collect orders will remain unchanged at £25.

The changes come weeks after Tesco announced two changes to its Clubcards.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tesco-online-orders-delivery-shopping-b2311727.html

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 17:08:34 »
Municipality of Argostoli is reminding citizens of the requirement to use a poo bag when exercising dogs.

For the dogs I presume?

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Re: 31/03/23
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 31 March, 2023 @ 20:15:11 »
Not just the dogs! If you want to poo on the path you'll need a poo bag, too  ;)