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10/11/22
« on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 02:22:05 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.9041 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0340 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1061 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9671 €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
Thu 10/11   21°/15°   08 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Fri 11/11   21°/14°   12 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Sat 12/11   17°/14°   26 km/h   94%   Showers probable
Sun 13/11   20°/14°   20 km/h   71%   Showers probable
Mon 14/11   20°/14°   12 km/h   61%   Showers probable
Tue 15/11   20°/14°   11 km/h   72%   Thunderstorms probable
Wed 16/11   20°/14°   15 km/h   72%   Light rain probable
Thu 17/11   20°/13°   19 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Fri 18/11   19°/13°   18 km/h   60%   Showers probable
Sat 19/11   19°/13°   21 km/h   47%   Showers possible


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Re: 10/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 02:35:00 »
Body of an 89 y-o Greek female recovered yesterday midday from the sea at Vergas, Kalamata.

Body of an unidentified male in advanced state of decomposition recovered midday  yesterday from the sea at Marmara, Karystos, during search and rescue operation for migrants. So far 12 men rescued and 27 bodies retrieved from the sea.

A 37 y-o female passenger on the Andreas Kalvos sustained a minor injury during the crossing from Sami to Patras yesterday morning. Provided with first aid on the boat and transferred by ambulance to hospital on arrival in Patras.

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Re: 10/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 02:50:05 »
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Nurses’ strikes: Full list of hospital trusts affected – see your area
Thousands of patients set to have appointments or surgery cancelled or postponed

The union is campaigning for a pay rise of 5 per cent above RPI inflation to overcome what it says are real-terms pay cuts.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nurses-strikes-hospitals-trusts-uk-b2221580.html

There's lists for England, Scotland, Wales and Norther Ireland in the link, I've sorted the list below for England into alphabetical order:

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Found Trust
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
North Bristol NHS Trust
North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
Solent NHS Trust
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
South East Coast Ambulance Service
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Found Trust
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Found Trust
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Found Trust
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Re: 10/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 02:53:57 »
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Four states voted to end slavery as a form of criminal punishment. Here’s why Louisiana voters didn’t

he 13th Amendment of the US Constitution formally abolished slavery, but since it was enacted in the aftermath of the US Civil War in 1865, a notable exception has remained: Slavery is still allowed “as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”

Many state constitutions include similar language, meaning a devastating “loophole” has effectively kept slavery alive with forced labour in prisons across the US.

That exception remains in 20 states, allowing incarcerated workers “to be exploited, underpaid, and excluded from workplace safety protection laws,” according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union and the University of Chicago Law School Global Human Rights Clinic.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/midterm-elections-2022/louisiana-slavery-amendment-prison-labor-b2221820.html

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Re: 10/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 11:26:42 »
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Economists question 'black hole' in UK finances

A group of economists has questioned UK assertions that a "black hole" in the public finances will need to be filled with austerity measures and tax rises.

The Progressive Economy Forum said the £50bn "hole" disappears entirely if the debts are calculated differently.

The government previously used a different measure of debt, and going back to using that would leave £14bn to spare, they said.

The Treasury said the public finances would be assessed independently.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63573989

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Re: 10/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 12:06:42 »
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Red, white, purple, black? Choosing a Remembrance Day poppy
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-37798965

Brief explanatory video in link above, video about purple poppies on BBC News
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Re: 10/11/22
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 14:26:31 »
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David Walliams recorded making derogatory remarks about BGT contestants
Exclusive: Britain’s Got Talent judge made sexually explicit comments about participant, leak shows

Walliams, one of the UK’s best-known television personalities and children’s book authors, was recorded referring to one contestant as a “c**t” and saying of another: “She thinks you want to f**k her, but you don’t.”
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/nov/10/david-walliams-recorded-derogatory-remarks-britains-got-talent-bgt-contestants

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Re: 10/11/22
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 17:55:30 »


O Pronisos, the Poros Cultural Association, has implemented two feeding and watering stations for stray cats: one behind the beach near the 5-a-side football pitch (old tennis court) and another near the strait of Poros. Two more likely locations are Port port and somewhere convenient in the Lefkes area. Residents and visitors are invited to donate *dry* cat food (only) at the Community Centre opposite the Bailey bridge in Poros.

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Re: 10/11/22
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 18:06:59 »
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EU countries, lawmakers likely to clinch deal next week on satellite internet system, sources say

EU countries and European Parliament lawmakers are likely to reach a deal on a 6-billion-euro ($6 billion) satellite internet system next week, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, driven by the bloc’s push to cut its dependency on foreign companies and the Ukraine war.

The EU scheme comes amid growing concerns about Russian and Chinese military advances in outer space and a surge in satellite launches.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1197553/eu-countries-lawmakers-likely-to-clinch-deal-next-week-on-satellite-internet-system-sources-say/



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« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 18:09:09 »
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PCS strike: 100,000 civil servants vote for walkout

Around 100,000 civil servants have voted to strike over pay and conditions, the Public and Commercial Services Union has announced.

The threshold for strike action was met in 126 areas, from border force officials to driving test examiners.

The PCS is calling for a 10% pay rise, better pensions, job security and no cuts to redundancy terms.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63586107
 

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« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 18:12:16 »
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Salto de Castro: Spanish village on sale for €260,000

For anyone dreaming of selling up and moving to the country, how about buying an entire village?

Salto de Castro, in north-western Spain, is up for sale and the asking price is €260,000 (£227,000).

Located on the border with Portugal in the province of Zamora and a three-hour drive from Madrid, Salto de Castro has many of the buildings you would expect to find in a small Spanish town.

They include 44 homes, a hotel, a church, a school, a municipal swimming pool and even a barracks building that used to house the civil guard.

But what it does not have are inhabitants. Salto de Castro has been abandoned for more than three decades.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63586271

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« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 18:25:22 »
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Shocking video shows woman dragging dog behind mobility scooter
RSPCA rescues pet after 'sickening' footage was shared online

The RSPCA has rescued a dog that was filmed being dragged along a road by a woman driving a mobility scooter.

The video clip circulated online showed the dog was unable to stand as it was hauled along a street by its lead in Birmingham.

An RSPCA spokesperson said: "A dog who was seen in a video posted online has been seized by police and is now in RSPCA care and being checked over by a vet.

"Our enquiries are ongoing so we won't be releasing any further information at this time but we'd like to thank West Midlands Police for assisting with this investigation and helping to find the dog so quickly."
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/10/shocking-video-shows-woman-dragging-dog-behind-mobility-scooter/




Put the bitch down (the one driving the mobility scooter).

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« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 18:41:34 »
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Man who had XL bulldog’s ears cropped is banned from keeping animals for two years

A man has been banned from keeping animals for two years after having his dog’s ears cropped.

Despite being told by his vet and the RSPCA that cropping his 15 week old XL bulldog’s ears was illegal Ramadan Murtati went ahead with it.

The 20-year-old returned to the vets for an unrelated vaccination with his puppy called Bully.

They could clearly see Bully’s ears were sore and red from recently being cropped through the cartilage and contacted the RSPCA who took the dog into their care.

RSPCA inspectors said they did not believe the pup had received any medication and no conventional surgical technique had been used, such as sutures or dressing for the ears.

Murtati... was disqualified from keeping all animals for two years... [and] was also fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £150 and a £34 victim surcharge.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/xl-bulldog-ears-cropped-banned-b2222332.html

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Re: 10/11/22
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 22:43:54 »
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Man who had XL bulldog’s ears cropped is banned from keeping animals for two years

A man has been banned from keeping animals for two years after having his dog’s ears cropped.

Despite being told by his vet and the RSPCA that cropping his 15 week old XL bulldog’s ears was illegal Ramadan Murtati went ahead with it.

The 20-year-old returned to the vets for an unrelated vaccination with his puppy called Bully.

They could clearly see Bully’s ears were sore and red from recently being cropped through the cartilage and contacted the RSPCA who took the dog into their care.

RSPCA inspectors said they did not believe the pup had received any medication and no conventional surgical technique had been used, such as sutures or dressing for the ears.

Murtati... was disqualified from keeping all animals for two years... [and] was also fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £150 and a £34 victim surcharge.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/xl-bulldog-ears-cropped-banned-b2222332.html

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At the very minimum he should have been banned from having anything at all to do with any animal for the rest of his life.  At the very minimum.   :oki:

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« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 23:48:21 »
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Malicious extension lets attackers control Google Chrome remotely

A new Chrome browser botnet named 'Cloud9' has been discovered in the wild using malicious extensions to steal online accounts, log keystrokes, inject ads and malicious JS code, and enlist the victim's browser in DDoS attacks.

The Cloud9 browser botnet is effectively a remote access trojan (RAT) for the Chromium web browser, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, allowing the threat actor to remotely execute commands.

The malicious Chrome extension isn't available on the official Chrome web store but is instead circulated through alternative channels, such as websites pushing fake Adobe Flash Player updates.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malicious-extension-lets-attackers-control-google-chrome-remotely/

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« Reply #15 on: Thursday, 10 November, 2022 @ 23:59:06 »
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Google Chrome 107 Stable out with 10 security fixes

Google released a new stable version of the company's Chrome web browser yesterday. The Chrome 107 update patches 10 different security issues in the web browser.

Chrome desktop installations should receive the update automatically over the coming days and weeks. Administrators may speed up the upgrade by updating the browser manually.

To do that, it is necessary to open chrome://settings/help in the browser's address bar (you may also reach the internal page via Menu > Help > About Google Chrome). Chrome displays the current version and runs a check for updates. The browser should pick up the update at this point and install it automatically.

Chrome is up to date if the following version is listed on the page (it depend on the operating system)

*   Mac: 107.0.5304.110
*   Linux: 107.0.5304.110
*   Windows: 107.0.5304.106/.107
https://www.ghacks.net/2022/11/09/google-chrome-107-stable-out-with-10-security-fixes/