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01/03/22
« on: Tuesday, 01 March, 2022 @ 03:48:55 »
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Thirty seven new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, four on Ithaka

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1620
1 USD = € 0.8669

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 01/03   12°/06°   12 km/h   68%   Light rain probable
Wed 02/03   12°/08°   19 km/h   87%   Light rain probable
Thu 03/03   13°/08°   22 km/h   15%   Mostly cloudy
Fri 04/03   14°/09°   13 km/h   49%   Showers possible
Sat 05/03   14°/08°   21 km/h   74%   Light rain probable
Sun 06/03   14°/09°   17 km/h   68%   Showers probable
Mon 07/03   14°/10°   13 km/h   70%   Light rain probable
Tue 08/03   13°/09°   19 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Wed 09/03   14°/09°   20 km/h   50%   Showers possible
Thu 10/03   15°/10°   16 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud



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Re: 01/03/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 01 March, 2022 @ 03:52:13 »
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Switzerland adopts wholesale EU sanctions against Russia
Measures do not undermine neutrality principle as Switzerland says it is acting in defence of international law

Switzerland, a bastion of neutrality through two world wars, has decided to adopt wholesale swingeing EU sanctions against Russia, potentially freezing billions of dollars in assets and further increasing the pressure on the Russian economy. Swiss national bank data showed that Russian companies and individuals held assets worth more than $11bn in Swiss banks in 2020.

The Federal Council also announced it had banned five oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin from entering the country. Flights from Russia are being banned, although this will not apply to flights carrying diplomats.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/28/switzerland-adopts-wholesale-eu-sanctions-against-russia


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Re: 01/03/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 01 March, 2022 @ 14:07:52 »
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Muscle strengthening lowers risk of death from all causes, study shows
Half an hour a week of activities such as gardening, sit-ups or yoga could help reduce the risk of dying from any cause by a fifth

Half an hour of muscle strengthening activity such as lifting weights, push-ups or heavy gardening each week could help reduce the risk of dying from any cause by as much as a fifth, according to a new global analysis of studies conducted over three decades.

Health guidelines recommend muscle strengthening activities, primarily because of the benefits for musculoskeletal health. Previous research has indicated a link to a lower risk of death, but until now experts did not know what the optimal “dose” might be.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/28/muscle-strengthening-lowers-risk-of-death-from-all-causes-study-shows


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Re: 01/03/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 01 March, 2022 @ 18:02:23 »
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Noble false widow spider captures bat in UK attic
Irish scientists publish images of spider feeding on pipistrelle bats in Shropshire

Protected pipistrelle bats have been captured and fed on by a noble false widow spider, the first time the behaviour has been seen.

The arachnids are thought to have been accidentally introduced to the UK from the Canary Islands about 100 years ago and have been spreading ever since.

While most spiders feed on small insects, bats are at risk from the false widow because they have a potent venom which allows them to catch vertebrates much larger than the spider itself. Experts have said this spider could become one of the world’s most invasive.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/01/noble-false-widow-spider-captures-bat-in-uk-attic


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Re: 01/03/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 01 March, 2022 @ 18:05:18 »
Today's coronavirus cases on Kef/Ithaka: 61/8