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14/01/23
« on: Saturday, 14 January, 2023 @ 04:23:34 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9135 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1095 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0947 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9013 €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
Sat 14/01   15°/09°   07 km/h   47%   Thundershowers / showers possible
Sun 15/01   15°/10°   09 km/h   10%   Sunny
Mon 16/01   17°/13°   22 km/h   72%   Showers probable
Tue 17/01   17°/14°   31 km/h   75%   Light rain & winds probable
Wed 18/01   18°/14°   31 km/h   79%   Thundershowers & winds probable
Thu 19/01   18°/13°   33 km/h   70%   Thunderstorms & winds probable
Fri 20/01   17°/10°   31 km/h   73%   Thunderstorms & winds probable
Sat 21/01   14°/09°   23 km/h   64%   Thunderstorms probable
Sun 22/01   14°/10°   20 km/h   60%   Showers probable
Mon 23/01   14°/10°   16 km/h   59%   Showers probable

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Re: 14/01/23
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 14 January, 2023 @ 04:38:10 »
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Rina Yasutake: Family thought mummified woman was still alive

The family of a woman whose partially-mummified body was found in their home believed she was alive for months after she died, an inquest heard.

Rina Yasutake, 49, shared a house with her mother and two siblings in the village of Helmsley, North Yorkshire.

She had been dead for weeks when paramedics found her in bed on 25 September 2018.

No cause of death was established despite police inquiries and Coroner Jon Heath recorded an open conclusion.

The inquest in Northallerton was told Ms Yasutake's body was discovered after suspicions were raised at the local chemist when her brother Takahiro, 51, and sister Yoshika, 56, repeatedly bought bottles of surgical spirit over a period of days.

Her siblings and their mother, Michiko Yasutake, 80, were originally charged with preventing a lawful and decent burial, but the prosecution was halted when it was found the family members suffered from a rare mental disorder.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-64264588

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 14 January, 2023 @ 15:25:51 »
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Holidaymakers spending more as bookings rise

People are spending more on holidays despite finances being squeezed by the cost of living, travel agents say.

Several holiday companies and tour operators said demand was high with bookings surging in early January.

For some people, booking now gives them something to look forward to and work towards, but for others, a holiday is not an option because of higher bills.

Average spending per holiday was £3,104 this week, up about 5% on last year, said the Advantage Travel Partnership.

But there are concerns that passengers could face the delays and disruption seen at airports last summer because of staff shortages after the aviation industry struggled to replace the thousands of staff laid off during the pandemic.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-64234234

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Re: 14/01/23
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 14 January, 2023 @ 15:42:47 »
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Boris Johnson’s Partygate testimony to be shown in full on live TV

Boris Johnson’s loyal band of supporters continue to believe he is the only politician with the box-office appeal to turn around the Tory party’s ailing fortunes. Before he has any chance of plotting a comeback, however, he will have to endure another box-office encounter that represents his biggest obstacle.

In what will be a high-stakes spectacle, major broadcasters are planning to air the entirety of the former prime minister’s testimony to parliament’s privileges committee, which is examining whether he misled MPs about law-breaking parties during the Covid pandemic.

So much sensitive evidence has been submitted to the inquiry that the Observer has been told it is being kept in a “strong room”. Only those with proper passes and reasons for access are allowed in and out. One source said some of the claims about parties were “decidedly weird”, and that new information would come to light.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/jan/14/boris-johnson-partygate-testimony-broadcast-tv

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Re: 14/01/23
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 14 January, 2023 @ 17:51:59 »
Road resurfacing going on in Kerameies and Spartia should make driving that bit more comfortable.

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 14 January, 2023 @ 21:19:47 »
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Patras Man Fined €30,000 For Dragging His Chained Dog With A Car

A man who was arrested in Patras for allegedly abusing his dog after a complained filed by a local person.

As announced by the police, the defendant on Friday was driving a car, transporting a dog he owned by pulling it with a chain, which the man was holding and was tied to the animal's collar.

The police officers of the 1st department of Patras immediately located the accused and arrested him, while the dog, with injuries to its legs and jaw, was taken to a veterinarian so that its wounds could be treated, Proto Thema reported.

The arrested person was taken to the prosecutor of First Instance of Patras, while the police have issued an administrative fine of 30,000 euros to the accused.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/01/15/patras-man-chained-dog-car/

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 14 January, 2023 @ 21:34:37 »
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Six people including girl, 7, injured in shooting outside funeral

Six people have been injured in a suspected drive-by shooting next to Euston station in north London.

Met Police officers said they were called to Phoenix Road at 1.30pm on Saturday to reports of a shooting.

The incident happened near a church where a funeral was taking place and it left three women – aged 48, 54 and 41 – requiring hospital treatment.

Their injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening, though the 48-year-old may have life-changing injuries.

A seven-year-old girl was also taken to hospital having been injured in the same incident. She remains in a life threatening condition.

A second child, a 12-year-old girl, was taken to hospital with a minor leg injury also sustained in the incident but has since been discharged.

The sixth suspected victim of the attack, a 21-year-old woman, was also taken to hospital and police have yet to release details of her condition.

Superintendent Ed Wells said: “Any shooting incident is unacceptable, but for multiple people, including two children, to be injured in a shooting in the middle of a Saturday afternoon is shocking."
https://www.itv.com/news/london/2023-01-14/three-women-and-girl-injured-in-shooting-outside-north-london-funeral