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04/11/22
« on: Friday, 04 November, 2022 @ 03:23:04 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8985 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0046 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1130 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9954 €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
Fri 04/11   23°/18°   13 km/h   12%   Sunny
Sat 05/11   22°/14°   38 km/h   99%   Thunderstorms & winds probable
Sun 06/11   20°/15°   14 km/h   85%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 07/11   22°/15°   12 km/h   07%   Sunny
Tue 08/11   22°/14°   09 km/h   24%   Sunny
Wed 09/11   22°/14°   09 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 10/11   21°/14°   11 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Fri 11/11   21°/13°   13 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Sat 12/11   21°/13°   16 km/h   13%   Sunny
Sun 13/11   21°/13°   17 km/h   10%   Sunny


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Re: 04/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 04 November, 2022 @ 13:19:55 »
Body of an unidentified male recovered yesterday from the sea south of Diakofti port, Kythira.

Body of an 82 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea near Megara, West Attica.

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Re: 04/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 04 November, 2022 @ 13:26:11 »
Argostoli police yesterday arrested a local male for theft of aluminum to the value of 180€ from the garden of a house in Argostoli the previous day.

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Re: 04/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 04 November, 2022 @ 13:30:45 »
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High temperatures for the current season recorded in Greece

High temperatures for the season were recorded on Thursday in Greece, with the thermometer reading 28-29 degrees Celsius in many parts of the country.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1197115/high-temperatures-for-the-current-season-recorded-in-greece/

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Re: 04/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 04 November, 2022 @ 13:52:21 »
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Donald Trump makes bizarre statement that ‘some of us have horrible children’ in rally rant about inheritance
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-horrible-children-iowa-rally-b2217690.html

Hm, yes, his parents did.


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Re: 04/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 04 November, 2022 @ 17:36:44 »
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Demolitions of illegal constructions put off again

The demolition of structures illegally built on shorelines and in forests will be delayed for a third time, because the owners, many of them of tourist businesses, “would have no alternative if they were forced to relocate,” according to a draft bill submitted to Parliament Monday evening.

Demolitions were suspended a year and a half ago because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and this will be further extended to March 9, 2023, ostensibly to give owners time to legalize their buildings, even though building on the shoreline or forestland is expressly prohibited by law.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1197099/demolitions-of-illegal-constructions-put-off-again/

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Re: 04/11/22
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 04 November, 2022 @ 17:45:15 »
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Home Office contractors removed for trying to sell drugs at Manston asylum centre

Home Office contractors have been disciplined after trying to sell illegal drugs to asylum seekers at the crisis-hit processing centre at Manston in Kent.

It is understood the issue came to light after asylum seekers at the site in Ramsgate complained that security staff had tried to sell them cannabis.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/nov/04/home-office-contractors-disciplined-trying-to-sell-drugs-manston-asylum-centre

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Re: 04/11/22
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 04 November, 2022 @ 18:00:39 »
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Sunak under pressure as reports cabinet minister faces misconduct allegations

Rishi Sunak is facing growing questions over his judgement after reports a minister he appointed to the cabinet last week is embroiled in allegations of misconduct.

The allegations, against cabinet minister Gavin Williamson, were reported by the media organisation Tortoise.

He has twice been sacked from the cabinet.

Once when he was defence secretary under Mrs May and again by Boris Johnson when as education secretary he was blamed for the pandemic exams fiasco.

Mr Sunak is already facing questions over his decision to appoint Suella Braverman to his first cabinet.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gavin-williamson-misconduct-accusation-sunak-b2217766.html

Pretty routine stuff, if Labour ( / Lib Dems / Monster Raving Loonies, etc, etc, etc) ever get into power there will, no doubt, be similar allegations against cabinet ministers.

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Re: 04/11/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 04 November, 2022 @ 18:48:17 »
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Train strikes: Series of strikes from Saturday suspended

A series of strikes by railway workers planned for 5, 7 and 9 November has been suspended, the RMT union has said.

But Network Rail warned that the late notice meant services on Saturday would remain "extremely limited", and trains on Monday are likely to be affected.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63510380


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Rail strikes suspended after 'workers promised pay rise' but Tube and Overground strikes still on
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-11-04/rail-strikes-suspended-after-workers-promised-pay-rise
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Re: 04/11/22
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 04 November, 2022 @ 18:51:48 »
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Money-off energy scheme launches to avoid blackouts

Households will be offered discounts on their electricity bills if they cut peak-time use on a handful of days over the winter, as part of National Grid's efforts to avoid blackouts.

But only homes with smart meters will be able to take part.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63483668

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Re: 04/11/22
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 04 November, 2022 @ 19:03:50 »
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Crime in the metaverse - police face new challenges in a virtual world

The metaverse is evolving, and tech giants like Meta (the firm previously known as Facebook), Microsoft, and Google are betting big that you'll want to be a part of it.

Whether donning an uncomfortable virtual reality headset currently fills you with dread or not, analyst group Gartner believes that it's going to be an inevitable part of many people's life, predicting that 25% of people will be spending at least one hour a day in the metaverse by 2026.

What are they likely to be doing there?  Playing games, working, shopping, hanging out with their mates, and... committing crimes.
https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/crime-in-the-metaverse-police-face-new-challenges-in-a-virtual-world/