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16/01/23
« on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 04:57:29 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9146 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1138 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0934 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8978 €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
Mon 16/01   16°/13°   24 km/h   45%   Showers possible
Tue 17/01   17°/14°   29 km/h   82%   Light rain & winds probable
Wed 18/01   18°/14°   32 km/h   72%   Showers & winds probable
Thu 19/01   18°/12°   34 km/h   78%   Thunderstorms & winds probable
Fri 20/01   14°/09°   24 km/h   91%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 21/01   13°/09°   21 km/h   83%   Thunderstorms probable
Sun 22/01   13°/09°   15 km/h   73%   Rain and/or thunder probable
Mon 23/01   13°/09°   18 km/h   64%   Light rain probable
Tue 24/01   14°/08°   15 km/h   46%   Showers possible
Wed 25/01   14°/09°   16 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud

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Re: 16/01/23
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 05:02:28 »
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Euston shooting: Attempted murder arrest after shooting left girl, 7, seriously injured

The Metropolitan Police said a 22-year-old man was arrested after a car was stopped in Barnet, London, shortly before 16:00 GMT on Sunday.

He has been taken into custody.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64286160

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Re: 16/01/23
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 05:24:08 »
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Police defend big jump in officers in UK schools

Police chiefs have defended a 43% year-on-year rise in the number of officers based in UK schools.

The Runnymede Trust race equality think tank found 979 Safer Schools Officers (SSOs) in schools last spring, compared with 683 in 2021.

It found SSOs are more likely to be based in schools with higher numbers of children on free school meals, often with higher numbers of black pupils.

But the National Police Chiefs' Council says SSOs play an essential role.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-64258085

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Re: 16/01/23
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 05:25:13 »
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Britons paying 'through the roof' for international holidays, says Simon Calder

Britons looking to holiday abroad can expect to pay prices "through the roof," travel correspondent Simon Calder has said.

Speaking to LBC, Calder relayed information from TUI, saying that holidaymakers are spending more money on longer trips than they may have done before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

The travel agency's prices are now 23 per cent higher than in December 2019, according to a report by The Times.

"With airlines keeping flights one sixth below where they were and the same amount of demand coming back, prices are through the roof," Calder said.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/lifestyle/flights-travel-price-increase-simon-calder-b2262530.html

Brief video report in link

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Re: 16/01/23
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 15:21:36 »
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Anti-smoking law to be updated to plug loopholes

Over the next three months the Health Ministry will seek to close the loopholes in the anti-smoking legislation that allow closed areas to be characterized as open-air, thus allowing people to smoke.

More specifically, the smoking of cigarettes will be expressly banned in cafes, bars, restaurants etc that are closed with canopies, plastic sheeting and other protective barriers.

It will do this, in cooperation with the relevant ministries, by updating the smoking ban legislation and providing a more precise description of the areas where smoking is prohibited, and by redefining the tobacco products whose use is prohibited in enclosed public places, taking into account all the new products that are on the market.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1202350/anti-smoking-law-to-be-updated-to-plug-loopholes/

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Re: 16/01/23
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 15:25:01 »
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British Museum Holds 108,184 Greek Artefacts, Of Which Only 6,493 Are Even On Display

New research by the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, using Freedom of Information provisions, has found that the British Museum holds 108,184 Greek artefacts, of which only 6,493 are even on display.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/01/16/british-museum-holds-108184-greek-artefacts-of-which-only-6493-are-even-on-display/

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« Reply #6 on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 15:29:48 »
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Met Police officer David Carrick admits to being serial rapist

A Metropolitan Police armed officer who used his role to put fear into his victims has admitted dozens of rape and sexual offences against 12 women.

David Carrick, 48, who met some victims through dating websites, pleaded guilty to 49 offences, across two decades.

The Met has apologised after it emerged he had come to the attention of police over nine incidents, including rape allegations, between 2000 and 2021.

A senior officer said his offending was "unprecedented in policing".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-64289461

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Re: 16/01/23
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 15:36:13 »
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Gina Lollobrigida: Italian screen star dies at 95
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-64292026

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Re: 16/01/23
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 15:45:16 »
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Mafia boss who dissolved boy in acid captured after 30 years on the run
Matteo Messina Denaro was detained at a private medical clinic in Palermo, Sicily

He was tried and sentenced to life in jail in absentia for the 1992 murders of two anti-mafia prosecutors, Paolo Borsellino and Giovanni Falcone.

He was also held responsible for the 1993 kidnap, torture and killing of a 12-year-old boy, the son of a mafia gangster who had become a “pentito” or state witness.

The boy, Giuseppe Di Matteo, was held in captivity for two years before he was strangled and his body dissolved in a barrel of acid.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/01/16/italys-wanted-mafia-boss-arrested-three-decades-run/

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Re: 16/01/23
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 16:34:46 »
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Thousands turn out to bid farewell to Greece’s former king
https://apnews.com/article/greece-athens-europe-business-30e833f63141628673dcb273d4fb76fb

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« Reply #10 on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 20:23:41 »
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David Carrick: 1,000 serving Met Police officers and staff accused of domestic abuse and sex offences
Review sparked by prosecution of serial rapist David Carrick who remained in force after multiple allegations

More than 1,000 Metropolitan Police officers and staff remain in service despite being accused of sexual offences or domestic abuse, a senior officer has revealed.

The force has more than 43,000 officers and staff in total.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/david-carrick-met-police-rape-domestic-abuse-b2262870.html

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« Reply #11 on: Monday, 16 January, 2023 @ 20:37:18 »
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Boris Johnson to publish memoir ‘like no other’ after signing book deal

Boris Johnson has signed a book deal for a memoir detailing his time as prime minister.

According to publishing sources Mr Johnson is set to make more than £6m from the book. The former prime minister’s wife Carrie Johnson is also believed to be writing a book.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-book-memoir-harpercollins-b2263123.html