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04/12/22
« on: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 03:48:00 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8829 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0768 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1326 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9287 €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
Sun 04/12   17°/13°   23 km/h   98%   Rain probable, thunderstorm possible
Mon 05/12   18°/13°   14 km/h   78%   Showers probable
Tue 06/12   18°/13°   13 km/h   72%   Light rain probable
Wed 07/12   17°/14°   20 km/h   92%   Rain probable
Thu 08/12   18°/14°   19 km/h   84%   Thunderstorms probable
Fri 09/12   20°/16°   19 km/h   54%   Showers probable
Sat 10/12   19°/15°   20 km/h   73%   Light rain probable
Sun 11/12   18°/13°   23 km/h   63%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 12/12   17°/13°   20 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Tue 13/12   18°/14°   17 km/h   31%   Showers possible


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Re: 04/12/22
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 11:31:47 »
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Piraeus man, 25, shoots and kills girlfriend, 19

Another femicide was added to the gruesome list of murders of women by their partners on Saturday, after a 25-year-old man in Piraeus shot and killed his 19-year-old girlfriend and then turned himself in.

According to reports, the man called the police to report the crime, admitting that he was obsessively jealous and under the influence of drugs.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1199406/piraeus-man-25-shoots-and-kills-girlfriend-19/

According to one source the arrested male is an Albanian national, nationality of victim not mentioned.

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Re: 04/12/22
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 11:34:11 »
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Athens, Greece Selected As Host Of The FINA World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships 2023

The Greek capital of Athens is set to host the 3rd FINA World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships 2023 from 30 August – 3 September 2023.

Over 200 artistic swimmers from more than 30 countries are expected to compete.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/12/03/athens-greece-selected-as-host-of-the-fina-world-youth-artistic-swimming-championships-2023/

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Re: 04/12/22
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 11:40:53 »
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Nurses must drop pay demands to ‘send clear message to Putin’, cabinet minister says
’This is a time to come together and to send a very clear message to Mr Putin that we’re not going to be divided in this way’

Nurses should drop their demands for pay rises to match soaring inflation to “send a clear message” to Vladimir Putin, a cabinet minister says.

Nadhim Zahawi switched tack in the battle to avert pre-Christmas NHS strikes by claiming they would reveal a “divided” UK when a united front is needed over Russia’s “illegal war”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nurses-strikes-inflation-zahawi-putin-b2238518.html

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Re: 04/12/22
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 12:03:01 »
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Heart attack link found

A large increase in heart attacks in the first four days after a major earthquake has been observed over time, according to the secretary general of the Hellenic Heart Foundation (ELIKAR), Dimitris Richter.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1199417/heart-attack-link-found/

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Re: 04/12/22
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 13:10:53 »
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Pensioners will be better off than workers by 2024

Retirees will have more disposable income than working households by 2024 as increases to the state pension outstrip wage rises. 

Working-age households currently have £1,200 a year more in disposable income than pensioners, according to analysis by the Resolution Foundation think tank. The median working household has disposable income of £24,400 versus £23,200 for retirees.

However, this will swing in the other direction within two years as state pension rises are expected to outstrip salaries, while workers also battle rising costs and taxes.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/pensioners-will-better-workers-2024/

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Re: 04/12/22
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 14:52:45 »
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Heart attack link found

A large increase in heart attacks in the first four days after a major earthquake has been observed over time, according to the secretary general of the Hellenic Heart Foundation (ELIKAR), Dimitris Richter.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1199417/heart-attack-link-found/

Dimitris Richter????  You couldn't make this stuff up!!  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 04/12/22
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 19:30:27 »
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In pictures: how undelivered post is piling up in Royal Mail depots
Union reveals huge backlog of Christmas post amid strike chaos

Christmas post is already starting to pile up in delivery centres across the country, as Royal Mail workers prepare to launch a fresh wave of strikes this month. 

The Communication Workers’ Union has planned six days of further strike action in December amid a row with Royal Mail over pay and working conditions. 

Over 100,000 workers will stage a walkout on Friday December 9, Sunday December 11, Wednesday December 14, Thursday December 15, Friday December 23 and Christmas Eve. 

But festive gifts and cards are already piling up in delivery centres, as the service struggles to cope with customers rushing to postboxes before the walkouts. 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/pictures-how-undelivered-post-piling-upin-royal-mail-depots/

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Re: 04/12/22
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 22:30:53 »
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Municipal worker attacked with a chainsaw

A 50-year-old municipal worker in the city of Volos was attacked by a man wielding a chainsaw on Friday. The worker was cutting grass when the incident took place. The worker fled the scene and sought refuge in a nearby home.

According to national broadcaster ERT, the man is known to be suffering from mental health disorders and has been involved in similar incidents in the past.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1199465/municipal-worker-attacked-with-a-chainsaw/

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Re: 04/12/22
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 22:33:06 »
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Priest charged with pocketing donations

A priest has been charged with fraud in the city of Trikala, in central Greece, for obtaining significant amounts of money in donations that would supposedly benefit a young man with health issues.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1199467/priest-charged-with-pocketing-donations/

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Re: 04/12/22
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 22:42:16 »
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Strep A: fears NHS will struggle to cope as seventh child reported to have died

Nadhim Zahawi says parents should look out for symptoms of infection, such as fever, headache or skin rash
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/dec/04/strep-a-parents-told-to-be-vigilant-after-seventh-child-in-uk-reported-to-have-died
« Last Edit: Sunday, 04 December, 2022 @ 23:04:23 by Maik »