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10/01/23
« on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 03:17:36 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9095 GBP
1 €UR = $1.0919 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0995 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9158 €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 10/01   15°/09°   31 km/h   97%   Rain & winds probable, thunderstorm possible
Wed 11/01   14°/10°   22 km/h   74%   Showers probable
Thu 12/01   15°/10°   12 km/h   74%   Light rain probable
Fri 13/01   15°/10°   13 km/h   21%   Mostly sunny
Sat 14/01   16°/10°   12 km/h   49%   Showers possible
Sun 15/01   16°/11°   11 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Mon 16/01   17°/12°   12 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Tue 17/01   18°/12°   19 km/h   59%   Showers probable
Wed 18/01   18°/12°   19 km/h   54%   Showers probable
Thu 19/01   18°/12°   19 km/h   56%   Showers probable

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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 03:25:12 »
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Virgin Orbit launch: Pioneering UK launch fails as rocket fails to get to space
Private space company gives very little information on ‘anomaly’
https://www.independent.co.uk/space/virgin-orbit-launch-uk-rocket-b2259088.html

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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 03:33:52 »
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Millions of cat owners could be forced to microchip pets
Legislation may be brought forward in ‘coming weeks’ to help reunite animals that have been run over with owners

Millions of cat owners could be forced to microchip their pets as legislation to make it a legal requirement is expected to be brought forward in the “coming weeks”.

The long-awaited proposals could soon be brought to parliament as MPs considered a petition on requiring drivers to stop when they run over a cat, according to the transport minister, Richard Holden.

Organisations including Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the Blue Cross have called for a law forcing drivers to report hitting a cat, but Holden claimed microchipping is the best way to reunite owners with their dead pets.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/jan/10/millions-of-cat-owners-could-be-forced-to-microchip-pets

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Expensive Car hire this year.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 15:46:31 »
Just been having a nosey at car hire prices for June and September, they have risen to ridiculous prices! cheapest i can see is £346 for two weeks, i think it will be a taxi this year if they continue to ask stupid prices! its nearly twice what we paid last year.

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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 18:23:18 »
Apparently there's next to no new cars available and pre-owned are going for silly prices, according to a mate on Kef. Plus the hope is for another busy summer with high demand. Bit of a struggle to imagine it will be when nurses, teachers, posties, rail workers, etc, are alleged to be dependent on food banks, and there's plenty paid less. We'll see.

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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 18:50:57 »
Three patients from Kef airlifted to Rio hospital during the last two nights.

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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 19:01:22 »
Mains electricity supply down for essential maintenance between 08:00-14:00 tomorrow, Wednesday, 11/01/2023, in the following areas: Arginia, Atsoupades, Hionata, Kolaiti, Markopoulos, Platies, Valeriano.

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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 19:10:00 »
Metal plate surface on the Bailey bridge at Agia Barbara has been replaced by fibre-reinforced concrete. We'll see how it survives.

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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 19:17:02 »
Patras-Sami-Ithaka ferry crossings suspended from today while the Andreas Kalvos is having a maintenance service. Kyllini-Poros-Ithaka crossings still running.

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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 19:25:13 »
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Trial of Lesvos volunteer migrant rescuers adjourned to Friday

A group of 24 aid workers and volunteers who participated in migrant rescue operations on an eastern Greek island went on trial Tuesday in a smuggling-related case widely criticized by human rights groups.

The defendants deny all the charges, saying they did nothing more than help rescue people whose lives were in danger. The trial, being held on the island of Lesvos, began Tuesday and was later adjourned until Friday.

The aid workers include prominent Syrian human rights worker Sarah Mardini, a refugee herself and competitive swimmer whose sister Yusra Mardini was part of the refugee swimming team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Tokyo in 2021. The sisters’ story was made into a Netflix movie.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1201965/trial-of-lesvos-volunteer-migrant-rescuers-adjourned-to-friday/

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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 19:41:56 »
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Solitary reader waits at Waterstones’ flagship London branch as Prince Harry's book goes on sale
https://www.itv.com/news/london/2023-01-10/keen-reader-waits-alone-after-walking-two-miles-to-queue-for-harrys-book

Price cut by 50% from £28 to £14 before it was officially on sale  :iroll:

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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 20:02:53 »


Looks like a pissed painter did the work but no:

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Locals left baffled by 'Balamory from hell' road layout
Residents of Clevedon have criticised the use of wavy lines along the seafront, which the council say are aimed at slowing down traffic
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/01/10/locals-call-wiggly-road-lines-balamory


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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 20:29:27 »
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Seal forces closure of lake after eating £3,000 worth of fish
Seal has spent month scarfing vast stocks of carp, bream, and catfish in Rochford Reservoir

Nelson, so nicknamed for being blind in one eye, has twice evaded capture.

Efforts by the RSPCA, Essex rural police, and British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) to safely rescue him are still underway a month on from his first sighting.

Though the reservoir is owned by Rochford District Council, Nick North, of Marks Hall Fisheries, has been the licence holder for more than 10 years.

Mr North closed the lake on 12 December after freezing temperatures caused the reservoir to freeze over. That same day, the seal was spotted submerged in the water, where he immediately began snacking on the prize catch.

“It’s ridiculous. It’s ruining my business,” a Mr North said. “It could probably get out if it wanted to but it won’t go. It’s got never-ending food supplies.

“It shouldn’t be here, this is fresh water, you’ve never seen a seal in a park lake or any lake really.

“It’s not made for fresh water. Even though it’s ruining my business. It’s still part of nature I suppose, just an unwanted part.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/seal-closure-of-essex-lake-b2259505.html

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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 23:32:25 »
The former king of Greece, Konstantinos, has passed away in the Ygeia hospital.

Report on The Independent

Biography: Constantine II of Greece

Not to be confused with: Constantine II of Scotland
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Re: 10/01/23
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 @ 23:53:03 »
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The Shortest Flight In Greece Takes Less Than 5 Minutes!

Until a few years ago, Greece held the record for the shortest flight in the world. And that's because you actually stay in the air for not even five minutes. Another 15 minutes is accounted for in the schedule, but this for the time to get in and out of the plane.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/01/10/the-shortest-flight-in-greece/