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23/01/23
« on: Monday, 23 January, 2023 @ 02:49:29 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9023 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1151 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1083 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8968 €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 23/01   13°/10°   16 km/h   99%   Rain probable
Tue 24/01   15°/11°   05 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Wed 25/01   14°/10°   21 km/h   97%   Rain probable
Thu 26/01   13°/09°   20 km/h   97%   Thunderstorms probable
Fri 27/01   12°/09°   16 km/h   90%   Rain and/or thunder probable
Sat 28/01   14°/09°   13 km/h   71%   Light rain probable
Sun 29/01   13°/08°   11 km/h   72%   Light rain probable
Mon 30/01   13°/09°   17 km/h   60%   Showers probable
Tue 31/01   14°/09°   24 km/h   35%   Showers possible
Wed 01/02   14°/10°   24 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny

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Re: 23/01/23
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 23 January, 2023 @ 02:57:27 »
Body of a 38 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from the sea at Nea Michaniona. Thessaloniki. According to eye witness reports, the man and another, aged 26, dived into the sea but got into difficulties. The younger man was rescued by police officers and volunteers.

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Re: 23/01/23
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 23 January, 2023 @ 04:24:56 »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_shootings_in_the_United_States_in_2022#Statistics

Total to date this year (23/01/23): 59 killed, 151 injured: gunviolencearchive.org

Seems there's no broadly accepted definition of "mass shooting", see Wikipedia: Definitions.

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Re: 23/01/23
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 23 January, 2023 @ 04:40:53 »
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Greece before the start of the hippy era

It was June 1965 when we drove away from the spectacular Amalfi Coast. My friend and I were eager to get to Greece...
https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/europe/300782804/greece-before-the-start-of-the-hippy-era

Going back, I remember buying the Athens News every week - when i could find a copy - and a couple of places with 'hole in the ground' toilets. I think one was the taverna at Zogeria beach on Spetses, t'other was a taverna out in the sticks somewhere between Corfu and Levkas. Hey ho.

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Re: 23/01/23
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 23 January, 2023 @ 04:54:17 »
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Corfu is becoming an inhospitable place for its own people to live, a showpiece not a living organism

Each year, around the end of October, we reclaim the streets. This is not a political gesture. It does not require an organised march, or banners or cheer-leaders. Or police. We simply walk around the town – its beautiful arcaded streets and narrow lanes, from which we have been banished since early spring by the hordes of tourists who wander with aimless curiosity.
https://www.irishtimes.com/world/europe/2023/01/22/greece-letter-mass-tourism-twisting-cradle-of-democracy-into-mere-destination/

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Re: 23/01/23
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 23 January, 2023 @ 05:00:23 »
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Fighter jets scrambled after bomb threat on Ryanair flight to Greece Access to the comments

Fighter jets were scrambled on Sunday following reports of a bomb on a Ryanair flight to Greece.

Two Greek F-16s escorted a Ryanair plane from Katowice in Poland as a precaution after a bomb threat was reported on the flight, according to the Greek Defence Ministry.

The aircraft, with more than 190 people on board, landed safely at 5:40 p.m. local time in Athens International Airport.

Firefighters and police surrounded the aircraft soon after it landed at a remote part of the airport, and it was inspected by the bomb squad, the Greek news agency ANA said.
https://www.euronews.com/2023/01/22/fighter-jets-scrambled-after-bomb-threat-on-ryanair-flight-to-greece

Flight operated by a Polish subsidiary of Ryanair, Buzz Air. As it neared Athens it was diverted over the sea as a safety precaution. No bomb found.


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Re: 23/01/23
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 23 January, 2023 @ 21:13:00 »
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Couple devastated after losing out on £182m EuroMillions jackpot due to ‘payment failure’

A young couple who thought they won a £182m jackpot in the EuroMillions were left heartbroken after they found out the payment for their ticket did not go through.

Rachel Kennedy and her boyfriend Liam McCrogan, from Hertfordshire, were told via text that they had won the £182 million jackpot in February 2021.

But Ms Kennedy, who was 19 at the time, did not have enough funds in her account to pay for the £2.50 ticket.

So despite having the numbers, she could not claim her prize.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/euromillions-jackpot-lottery-couple-ticket-b2267250.html

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Re: 23/01/23
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 23 January, 2023 @ 22:58:23 »
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Apple fixes actively exploited iOS zero-day on older iPhones, iPads

The company addressed the zero-day bug with improved state handling for the following devices: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation).

Even though this security flaw was most likely only used in targeted attacks, it's still strongly recommended to install today's security updates as soon as possible to block potential attack attempts.

Today, Apple also patched dozens of other security flaws in its Safari web browser and its latest macOS, iOS, and watchOS versions.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/apple-fixes-actively-exploited-ios-zero-day-on-older-iphones-ipads/


Apple security updates released today for:
Safari 16.3
iOS 12.5.7
iOS 15.7.3 and iPadOS 15.7.3
iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3
macOS Ventura 13.2
macOS Monterey 12.6.3
macOS Big Sur 11.7.3
watchOS 9.3
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201222