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29/11/22
« on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 04:44:25 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8920 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0777 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1211 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9279 €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 29/11   16°/12°   15 km/h   02%   Mostly cloudy
Wed 30/11   17°/12°   24 km/h   97%   Rain probable
Thu 01/12   17°/12°   15 km/h   79%   Light rain probable
Fri 02/12   18°/13°   07 km/h   13%   Sun & cloud
Sat 03/12   17°/14°   17 km/h   84%   Light rain probable
Sun 04/12   18°/14°   25 km/h   83%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 05/12   19°/13°   12 km/h   73%   Showers probable
Tue 06/12   18°/13°   13 km/h   57%   Showers probable
Wed 07/12   18°/13°   18 km/h   49%   Showers possible
Thu 08/12   18°/15°   27 km/h   60%   Thunderstorms probable


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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 04:51:15 »
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How to apply for Greece’s digital nomad visa

Greece has joined a number of European countries in attempting to lure remote workers with a new “digital nomad”-style visa.

The Greek Digital Nomad Visa (DNV) - issued under Law 4825/2021 - allows non-EU citizens to legally live and work in Greece.

However, as with all of these schemes, eligibility restrictions do apply. Here’s everything you need to know.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/greece-digital-nomad-visa-apply-b2234328.html


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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 04:56:18 »
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Tattoos Were for Criminals in Ancient Greece

Tattoos were considered a sign of “otherness” in ancient Greece, as it was either foreigners or slaves, criminals, and captives who had tattoos in ancient Greek society.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/28/tattoos-ancient-greece/

Wasn't sooo long ago only foreigners and criminals had tattoos in the UK. Now even police persons have them.

Mind you, seemingly police and criminals are sometimes one and the same.

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 04:58:44 »
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Dog shoots owner dead

A man in Turkey has been reportedly shot and killed by his own dog on a hunting trip after the pet stepped on the trigger of his shotgun.

Ozgur Gevrekogulu, 32, died in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Samsun last weekend. 

Local police originally took one of his hunting companions into custody, according to the Anadolu news agency.

Mr Gevrekoglu was loading equipment into the boot of his car after the trip to the Kizlan Plateau when his dog jumped on the back of a friend, stepping on the trigger of a shotgun, the Cumhuriyet newspaper reported on Sunday.

The 32-year-old hunter, who reportedly became a father just two weeks earlier, died from a bullet wound in his stomach before paramedics arrived at the scene.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/11/28/man-shot-dead-pet-dog-jumping-gun/

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 12:38:49 »
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Less than half of England and Wales population Christian, Census 2021 shows

Fewer than half of the population of England and Wales have described themselves as Christians for the first time, the 2021 census has revealed.

People who said they had no religion increased by 12 percentage points, while the number of people identifying as Muslim increased by 1.2 million.

Some 46.2% of the population said they were Christian - 27.5 million people, compared with 33.3 million in 2011.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63792408

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 15:09:13 »
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King Charles discussed £12m restoration of his father Prince Philip's ruined family palace near Athens with Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis over tea at Windsor Castle
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11479671/King-Charles-discussed-12m-restoration-father-Prince-Philips-family-palace-Greek-PM.html

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 15:24:04 »
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Online Safety Bill: Plan to make big tech remove harmful content axed

Controversial measures which would have forced big technology platforms to take down legal but harmful material have been axed from the Online Safety Bill.

Critics of the section in the bill claimed it posed a risk to free speech.

Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan denied weakening laws protecting social media users and said adults would have more control over what they saw online.

The bill - which aims to police the internet - is intended to become law in the UK before next summer.

But some have criticised the latest changes, including Labour and the Samaritans who called it a hugely backward step.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-63782082

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 15:28:45 »
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Homes with paved driveways could face higher water bills

Surcharge might be imposed because surfaces that stop rainwater running off into the ground may increase the risk of flooding
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/environment/2022/11/29/homes-paved-driveways-could-face-higher-water-bills/


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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 17:51:39 »
101 confirmed coronavirus cases on Kef during period 21-27 November, 5 on Ithaka: eody.gov.gr

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 22:29:57 »
Magnitude   mb 5.1
Region   AEGEAN SEA
Date time   2022-11-29 20:06:39.5 UTC
Location   38.26 N ; 24.25 E
Depth   10 km
Distances   55 km NE of Athens, Greece / pop: 664,000 / local time: 22:06:39.5 2022-11-29
10 km NNE of Néa Stíra, Greece / pop: 1,000 / local time: 22:06:39.5 2022-11-29
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=1194517

Evia island.

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 22:30:58 »
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Endangered trout possibly wiped out by flood works

Environmental experts are currently investigating the very real possibility that “flood control works” in early November in the upper reaches of the Louros River in northwestern Greece commissioned by the Epirus Regional Authority may have wiped out a species of trout endemic to Greece.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1198968/endangered-trout-possibly-wiped-out-by-flood-works/

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 22:35:41 »
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Driving examiners across UK to stage strikes over pay

Driving examiners and rural payment officers at more than 250 sites across the UK are to go on strike in a series of walkouts by civil servants.

Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will hold rolling strikes from 13 December to 16 January.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63800593

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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 22:39:24 »
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Nurses' strike: Up to 100,000 nursing staff to walk out on two December dates over pay

Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will take industrial action on December 15 and 20.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-11-29/nurses-strike-up-to-100000-nursing-staff-to-walk-out-in-december-over-pay

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 22:40:55 »
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Consumers warned of ‘big’ shortage of British free range turkeys this Christmas
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-11-29/consumers-warned-of-big-shortage-of-british-free-range-turkeys-this-christmas

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 22:46:53 »
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Royal Navy plea for funds to adopt puppy

Aviators from 845 Naval Air Squadron took in the dog during a storm and plan to bring her to RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset as their mascot
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/29/royal-navy-plea-funds-adopt-puppy-befriended-montenegro/

gofundme.com raising money to adopt kt

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 22:55:12 »
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Shamanism, pagans and wiccans: trends from the England and Wales census

  1) Shamanism is on the rise
  2) Pagans and wiccans are becoming more established
  3) Romanian is the fastest growing language
  4) There are more mixed ethnicity households
  5) Cornish people are feeling more Cornish
  6) There are fewer French, Gujarati and Bengali speakers
  7) Polish is most widely spoken after English and Welsh
  8) Manx Gaelic speakers are in single figures
  9) There was a small rise in numbers of Buddhists
10) There are more British Sign Language users
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/nov/29/ten-things-weve-learned-from-the-england-and-wales-census

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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 22:57:48 »
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Qatar official says ‘400-500’ migrant workers died on World Cup projects
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/nov/29/qatar-official-says-400-500-migrant-workers-died-on-world-cup-projects

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 @ 23:17:11 »



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When Greece had 100-billion-drachma banknote

It was used for a day
https://en.protothema.gr/when-greece-had-100-billion-drachma-banknote/

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Re: 29/11/22
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday, 30 November, 2022 @ 01:00:03 »
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Ambulance staff to hold first strike for 30 years as NHS crisis deepens
Thousands of health workers, including nurses as well as porters and cleaners, have voted in favour of industrial action

Paramedics and other ambulance workers are set to strike, as patients face a mounting NHS crisis in the run up to Christmas.

On Tuesday night, Unison, the union which represents hundreds of thousands of health workers, including ambulance staff as well as porters and cleaners, announced that 80,000 of its members had backed taking industrial action.

GMB - the largest union for ambulance staff - is also expected on Wednesday to declare its members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of walk-outs. It would be the first national ambulance strike for more than 30 years.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/29/ambulance-staff-hold-first-strike-30-years-nhs-crisis-deepens/