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06/01/22
« on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 03:57:39 »
Eighty three new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, two on Ithaka.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.161
1 USD = € 0.8608

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
Thu 06/01   17°/13°   20 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Fri 07/01   16°/11°   20 km/h   90%   Rain probable
Sat 08/01   14°/11°   18 km/h   92%   Rain probable
Sun 09/01   14°/10°   20 km/h   78%   Light rain probable
Mon 10/01   12°/10°   14 km/h   91%   Rain probable
Tue 11/01   13°/10°   21 km/h   70%   Showers probable
Wed 12/01   14°/09°   14 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Thu 13/01   13°/08°   15 km/h   40%   Showers possible
Fri 14/01   12°/08°   21 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sat 15/01   13°/10°   15 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny


Offline Maik

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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 03:59:08 »
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Woman dies in house fire in Kilkis

A woman in her 60s died in a house fire in the northern city of Kilkis on Wednesday.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1175085/woman-dies-in-house-fire-in-kilkis/

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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 04:05:41 »
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BMW unveils car that changes colour at touch of a button

BMW has unveiled a chameleon car that changes colour, in the latest attempt by automotive firms to combine their vehicles with cutting-edge technology.

The concept car, which is not available for public sale, was unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jan/05/bmw-unveils-car-that-changes-colour-at-the-touch-of-a-button


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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 04:06:40 »
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Drivers overcharged by £5m a day for petrol, claims RAC

The RAC has accused petrol retailers of ripping off motorists by refusing to pass on wholesale price cuts.

The motoring organisation said unleaded petrol fell by 2p a litre, but should have come down by 12p.

It estimated drivers were overcharged by £5m a day in December as retailers made an average of 16p a litre on petrol instead of the normal 6p.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59886270

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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 10:23:15 »
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BMW unveils car that changes colour at touch of a button
I had an Alfa in the seventies, and every time it rained another part of the bodywork turned brown.

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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 12:07:09 »
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I had an Alfa in the seventies, and every time it rained another part of the bodywork turned brown.
I know the feeling! i had a Datsun Cherry, every time i looked down at it from the bedroom window, another hole appeared in the roof, i ended up with the only Datsun to have roofing felt on it. :lol:

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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 14:07:54 »
Blessing of the Waters in Fiskardo earlier today:


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


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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 14:22:17 »
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Scottish seal pup turns up at pub door near Bristol

An adventurous seal pup made its way from Scotland to the front door of a pub near Bristol.

The lone pup made the 300-mile journey and turned up at The Old Lock and Weir in Hanham on Sunday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-59882954

Video clip in link

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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 14:23:52 »
Snow falling here in deepest, darkest Derbyshire.

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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 14:31:28 »
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Baby sloth's surprise arrival 'delights' Drusillas Zoo Park's keepers after mum spotted with newborn
https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2022-01-06/surprise-arrival-of-baby-sloth-delights-zookeepers



https://youtu.be/S02ylC85-74?t=1

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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 14:36:38 »
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Boris Johnson failed to disclose key flat refurbishment messages because he had changed his phone number, he told Lord Geidt

Boris Johnson has told his ethics adviser his failure to disclose key messages regarding the financing of his Downing Street flat refurbishment was because he had recently changed phone numbers.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/01/06/boris-johnson-failed-disclose-key-flat-refurbishment-messages/

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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 20:42:39 »
Today eighty four new cases of coronavirus on Kef, two on Ithaka. As confirmed by EODY.

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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 20:58:27 »
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Tory peer Michelle Mone secretly involved in PPE firm she referred to government

Leaked files appear to suggest the Conservative peer Michelle Mone and her husband, Douglas Barrowman, were secretly involved in a PPE business that was awarded more than £200m in government contracts after she referred it to the Cabinet Office.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/06/tory-peer-michelle-mone-involved-ppe-medpro-government-contracts


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Re: 06/01/22
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 06 January, 2022 @ 22:19:02 »
Snow falling here in deepest, darkest Derbyshire.

Mislaid the connector lead, then the batteries went dead... charger has a Greek 'plug'... finally, here's the piccie:



Settled, but slowly melting.