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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 30/01/23
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 03:17:29 »


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Remastered portrait of Henry VIII on Royal Mint coins

Coins featuring a remastered portrait of Henry VIII have been unveiled by the Royal Mint.

Henry VIII, who reigned between 1509 and 1547, had the unfavourable nickname of “old Coppernose”, the Mint said.

Coinage was debased in his era, which involved combining the precious metal content of a coin with a more common metal, such as copper.

Coins were struck with increasing amounts of copper, with a thin layer of silver applied. This layer eventually wore away, particularly around the nose of the Henry VIII’s forward-facing portrait, the Mint said.
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-01-29/remastered-portrait-of-henry-viii-on-royal-mint-coins
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Grapevine / News Briefs / 30/01/23
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 02:52:48 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9052 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1191 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1047 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8936 €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 30/01   13°/10°   15 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Tue 31/01   12°/07°   26 km/h   83%   Showers probable
Wed 01/02   13°/08°   10 km/h   00%   Sunny
Thu 02/02   14°/09°   12 km/h   76%   Showers probable
Fri 03/02   12°/06°   21 km/h   74%   Rain and/or thunder probable
Sat 04/02   11°/06°   24 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sun 05/02   11°/08°   18 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 06/02   12°/08°   16 km/h   40%   Showers possible
Tue 07/02   11°/07°   22 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Wed 08/02   13°/09°   17 km/h   33%   Showers possible
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 29/01/23
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 29 January, 2023 @ 22:17:35 »
Too right, Colleywobble , get help a.s.a.p: "for every hour treatment is delayed, the chance of survival reduces by over 7%"

Hope husband is doing well.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 29/01/23
« Last Post by Colleywobble on Sunday, 29 January, 2023 @ 21:17:44 »
Five signs of sepsis you need to know and act on immediately
Sepsis is often mistaken for flu in the early stages. Experts reveal the key signs of infection that suggest you need urgent medical attention

Sepsis kills around 50,000 people every year in the UK, and takes more lives than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined worldwide.

5 key sepsis symptoms…Very important to be on the ball with these symptoms as my family have been all too aware of. If unsure always try to get advice asap. We lost our son to sepsis even though he was hospitalised but due to lack of follow up during Covid he sadly lost the fight. Also my husband has been hospitalised with sepsis twice but though not the same person he was before he thank goodness survived. Again in one instance being left during Covid and not treated in time and for the wrong diagnosis by telephone. Better be sure than sorry.!




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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 29/01/23
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 29 January, 2023 @ 19:59:38 »
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Tesco issues urgent warning after cheese pulled from supermarket shelves

The supermarket giant has recalled one of its grated cheese products from its fridges as a precautionary measure, due to small pieces of plastic which could be contaminating them.

The product affected is 500g Creamfields grated cheddar, with a best-before date of 23/03/23.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tesco-supermarket-cheese-warning-b2271553.html
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 29/01/23
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 29 January, 2023 @ 17:40:05 »
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Nadhim Zahawi sacked by PM after paying HMRC seven-figure sum to end tax dispute

Nadhim Zahawi has been sacked by Rishi Sunak, with the Prime Minister telling the Tory chairman in a letter that it is “clear that there has been a serious breach of the Ministerial Code”.
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-01-29/nadhim-zahawi-has-been-sacked-by-rishi-sunak
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 29/01/23
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 29 January, 2023 @ 17:34:50 »
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Greece could have up to 3.5 billion barrels in fossil fuel deposits, HEREMA estimates

Greece’s potential fossil fuels deposits may amount to 3.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE), according to an estimate presented by the Hellenic Hydrocarbons and Energy Sources Management Company (HEREMA).

The first exploratory drilling will be in the Ioannina area, by Energean. Seismic surveys have been completed in the Ionian (Energean/Helleniq Energy) and the data is now being analysed so that a decision can be made on whether to proceed with exploratory drilling.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1203459/greece-could-have-up-to-3-5-billion-barrels-in-fossil-fuel-deposits-herema-estimates/
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 29/01/23
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 29 January, 2023 @ 02:45:18 »
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Five signs of sepsis you need to know and act on immediately
Sepsis is often mistaken for flu in the early stages. Experts reveal the key signs of infection that suggest you need urgent medical attention

Sepsis kills around 50,000 people every year in the UK, and takes more lives than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined worldwide.

5 key sepsis symptoms…

1. High/low temperature
2. Uncontrolled shivering
3. Confusion
4. Passing little urine
5. Blotchy or cold arms & legs
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/signs-of-sepsis-cause-symptoms-b2270268.html
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 29/01/23
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 29 January, 2023 @ 02:41:10 »
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Probation crisis: One person killed every three days by offenders under supervision
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/probation-murder-aleena-prison-release-b2270810.html
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 29/01/23
« Last Post by Maik on Sunday, 29 January, 2023 @ 02:39:47 »
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Four out of 10 Greek kids have a weight problem

Poor diet, lack of sleep and exercise, and very low rates of breastfeeding are seen as the main causes of children being overweight in Greece.

Experts also note the Greek mentality that associates the expression of love with the offer of large quantities of food, as well as celebrations with the consumption of sweets.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1203328/four-out-of-10-greek-kids-have-a-weight-problem/
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