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03/01/23
« on: Tuesday, 03 January, 2023 @ 02:46:35 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9129 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1004 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0954 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9088 €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 03/01   17°/12°   14 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny
Wed 04/01   17°/11°   15 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Thu 05/01   17°/12°   10 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Fri 06/01   17°/11°   15 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Sat 07/01   16°/11°   08 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Sun 08/01   17°/11°   10 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Mon 09/01   17°/12°   16 km/h   70%   Light rain probable
Tue 10/01   17°/12°   21 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Wed 11/01   16°/11°   20 km/h   53%   Showers probable
Thu 12/01   17°/12°   16 km/h   39%   Showers possible

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Re: 03/01/23
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 03 January, 2023 @ 03:08:25 »
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Man arrested for firing gun on NYE

A 29-year-old man was arrested on Monday for allegedly firing a gun on NYE and shattering a neighboring window.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1201416/man-arrested-for-firing-gun-on-nye/

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Re: 03/01/23
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 03 January, 2023 @ 03:12:24 »
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Teen boxing champion dies from head injury

A teenage European boxing champion, Vasilis Topalos, died on Monday after suffering a head injury on December 12 at the gym where he trained, in the Athens suburb of Tavros. The 16-year-old Greek athlete underwent surgery and was in critical condition in intensive care.

The young European champion was considered a rising star of boxing, having garnered significant accolades. According to reports, he felt ill while training and went to the bathroom where he fainted and hit his head, losing consciousness.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1201429/teen-boxing-champion-dies-from-head-injury/

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Re: 03/01/23
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 03 January, 2023 @ 03:25:09 »
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NHS compensating two patients a week for botched care causing lost limbs

Health service has paid out £189 million in the past five years to a total of 605 patients who claimed for negligent care, figures show
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/01/02/nhs-compensating-two-patients-week-botched-limbs/


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Re: 03/01/23
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 03 January, 2023 @ 15:33:17 »
Conflicting stories coming out of Patras: according to first reports a 35 y-o mentally impaired Roma was humiliated and physically assaulted on New Years Eve while carol singing. The story goes that he visited a large car dealership and was told to kneel to sing. When he did so someone threw flammable liquid on to his trousers and set them alight. Someone filmed the assault and posted it to social media where it quickly spread, many comments finding it amusing. The video was brought to the attention of the police and the mayor of Patras who denounced it as a racial attack on a member of minority community, police are investigating.

Subsequently the man involved, said not to be mentally disabled, is now saying that he was intoxicated, his knees buckled causing him to kneel and that no-one set him on fire. Allegedly, no burns have been found on his legs.

Allegedly the company where the incident occurred have offered a settlement. The man who uploaded the video to social media claims he did so to denounce the incident. Which suggests there is substance to the original complaint.


Edit: eKathimerini report

« Last Edit: Tuesday, 03 January, 2023 @ 19:40:42 by Maik »