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08/11/22
« on: Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 @ 02:07:26 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8975 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0293 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1142 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9715 €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

Tue 08/11   21°/15°   14 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Wed 09/11   21°/15°   08 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Thu 10/11   21°/14°   09 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Fri 11/11   21°/14°   09 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Sat 12/11   20°/13°   16 km/h   73%   Showers probable
Sun 13/11   20°/13°   16 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Mon 14/11   20°/13°   13 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Tue 15/11   20°/13°   12 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Wed 16/11   19°/13°   15 km/h   35%   Showers possible
Thu 17/11   19°/13°   18 km/h   40%   Showers possible


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Re: 08/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 @ 02:11:32 »
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Filey family turn house into cat rescue centre

A family from Filey have welcomed more than 100 cats into their home in the last year.

Tina Lewis and her family started adopting cats after the first coronavirus lockdown and now run Filey Cat Rescue, a registered charity.

The family have sold their business, their car and even their wedding rings to fund their cat rescue mission.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-63546477

Brief video in link.

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Re: 08/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 @ 02:15:59 »
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Charity seeks home for kitten that is neither male nor female

A homeless kitten has stunned vets at a UK animal charity, being the first cat they have seen that is neither male nor female.

Hope, a 15-week-old tabby and white cat, was originally thought to be female when it was admitted to the Cats Protection rescue centre in Warrington, but vets found no external sex organs.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/07/cats-protection-charity-seeks-home-kitten-neither-male-nor-female

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Re: 08/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 @ 12:55:51 »
Bloody hell! that should inspire the LGBT lot, they will love that :lol:

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Re: 08/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 @ 14:02:19 »
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Greece: Shops are closed on Sunday, November 13
Instead, shops will be open on Sunday 27 November, with optional opening hours from 11am to 8pm
https://en.protothema.gr/greece-shops-are-closed-on-sunday-november-13/

Probably won't have much impact on Kef, certainly not outside Argostoli.

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Re: 08/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 @ 14:11:04 »
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Greek footballer Vassilis Tsiartas sentenced to prison over 2017 post against Transgender Bill

Vassilis Tsiartas, the former player of AEK and the Greek national team, was sentenced by the Single-Member Misdemeanor Court of Athens to 10 months in prison and a 5,000 euro suspended fine for his ‘transphobic’ post on social media in 2017.

Tsiartas in 2017, shortly before the passing of the bill for the redefinition of gender identity, had proceeded to post a statement through which it was deemed by the court he incited readers to acts of hatred and discrimination.

More specifically, he had posted on his Facebook account that he wished “the first gender changes will be made to the children of those who voted for this disgrace [bill]. Let’s see how prideful they feel when their kids are marching down the streets. P.S Legalise pedophiles and complete the crimes.” In the second post of his, a few hours later he commented “God created Adam and Eve”.
https://en.protothema.gr/greek-footballer-vassilis-tsiartas-sentenced-to-prison-over-2017-post-against-transgender-bill/

I've seen worse on the 'net, maybe there's more to it, that doesn't sound like incitement (to me), just an opinion  :dunno:

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Re: 08/11/22
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 @ 15:53:56 »
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Villa In Lefkada Sold For A Record €4.1 Million Through Sotheby’s

One of the most beautiful villas in Greece, built in southern Lefkada, on the sea, was sold through Sotheby’s for approximately 15,000 euros per square metre, a price the famous house considers a record.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/08/villa-in-lefkada-sold-for-a-record-e4-1-million-through-sothebys/

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Re: 08/11/22
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 @ 20:31:38 »
In an effort to preserve from illegal logging the remaining trees from what was once an oak forest covering much of Kef, dendrologists from the Department of Environment of the Ionian University and the Botanical Garden of Kefalonia have been sampling tress on the island, oldest tested so far dates back around one thousand years.

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Re: 08/11/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 @ 20:39:01 »
279 confirmed coronavirus cases on Kef during period 31/10-60/11, 11 on Ithaka: eody.gov.gr


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Re: 08/11/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 @ 20:46:09 »
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Leslie Phillips: Carry On and Harry Potter star dies aged 98
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63557414


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Bill Treacher: EastEnders star dies aged 92
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63558420

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Re: 08/11/22
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 @ 21:46:22 »
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Smart farming tech offers sprout of hope in Greece

Eyes glued to his mobile phone, farmer Sotiris Mournos pores over the latest microclimate and humidity data about his fields on the plain of Imathia in northern Greece.

The high-tech farming techniques he uses are making slow progress in Greece's tradition-bound and struggling agricultural sector, but growers like him see them as key to their future.

Mournos, 25, employs a Greek smart-farming app to boost production of his family's cotton fields and fruit trees.
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221108-smart-farming-tech-offers-sprout-of-hope-in-greece