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14/11/22
« on: Monday, 14 November, 2022 @ 04:45:20 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.9016 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0617 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1091 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9419 €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 14/11   20°/15°   12 km/h   45%   Showers possible
Tue 15/11   20°/15°   09 km/h   72%   Thunderstorms probable
Wed 16/11   21°/17°   11 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Thu 17/11   20°/15°   22 km/h   95%   Thunderstorms probable
Fri 18/11   20°/15°   11 km/h   56%   Showers probable
Sat 19/11   22°/16°   21 km/h   80%   Rain / thunder probable
Sun 20/11   20°/14°   23 km/h   73%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 21/11   19°/14°   17 km/h   64%   Thunderstorms probable
Tue 22/11   19°/14°   18 km/h   54%   Showers probable
Wed 23/11   20°/14°   25 km/h   54%   Showers probable


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Re: 14/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 14 November, 2022 @ 04:54:10 »
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Greene King set to change pub’s ‘racist’ name despite backlash from locals

A 350-year-old pub in West Lothian, Scotland has been given permission to change its name from The Black Bitch over growing fears that the name could be seen as racist.

Owners Greene King will now rename the pub to The Willow Tree following a public consultation, despite facing backlash from local residents.

More than 11,000 people from the local community signed a petition to stop the name change and some 500 objections were submitted.

The pub’s name comes from a local legend about a black dog, which features on the town’s heraldic crest, that brought food to its starving owner. A statue commemorating the legend still stands in the town centre today.

The West Lothian History and Amenity Society said the term “black bitch” had been associated with the town for over 700 years, with natives of Linlithgow “proud” to be known as “black bitches”.

They said: “The term describes a female canine, rightly called a bitch which is black in colour – nothing offensive, no misogyny involved.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/greene-king-pub-racist-name-change-b2224121.html



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Re: 14/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 14 November, 2022 @ 05:01:38 »



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Monkey business: Puppy becomes a macaque's best friend

Primate takes dog under its wing in Dhaka, Bangladesh - before carrying it into the treetops
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/13/monkey-business-puppy-becomes-macaques-best-friend/

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Re: 14/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 14 November, 2022 @ 13:40:08 »
Port police yesterday arrested a 66 y-o Greek male for animal abuse in Nea Moudania port area.

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Re: 14/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 14 November, 2022 @ 13:47:03 »
The contract for the Agia Efimia Port Upgrade Project has been signed, the work to be undertaken includes the construction of a breakwater, a jetty, the widening of beach embankments, the extension/advancement of the beach front and the formation of pavements. Total value of contract including VAT: 2,800,000€.
 

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Re: 14/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 14 November, 2022 @ 14:09:20 »
Rapidly rising prices means ARK needs food for the animals in their care, anyone who can is invited to donate whatever they can afford: Animal Rescue Kefalonia

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Re: 14/11/22
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 14 November, 2022 @ 14:28:16 »
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UK strikes revised deal with France on Channel migrants

The UK will pay France £8m more a year under a revised deal to try to stop people crossing the English Channel in small boats.

The money will pay for increased surveillance of French beaches, whilst UK police officers will also be able to observe patrols within France.

French officers patrolling the coast to try to stop people setting off will rise from 200 to 300 over five months.

PM Rishi Sunak said he was "confident" the crossings could be brought down.

However, he warned there was no "single thing" that could "fix" the situation, promising "even greater cooperation" with France in the months ahead.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63615653

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Re: 14/11/22
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 14 November, 2022 @ 15:25:02 »
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Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus say they can’t take so many migrant arrivals

Four Mediterranean European Union nations have issued a joint statement on a dispute over a deal for Europe to jointly help asylum-seekers.

In their statement Saturday, Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus repeated their positions that they “cannot subscribe to the notion that countries of first entry are the only possible European landing spots for illegal immigrants.” They added that the number of migrants taken in by other EU member states “only represents a very small fraction of the actual number of irregular arrivals.”

The four countries condemned the operations of private charity vessels “acting in total autonomy from the competent state authorities” to save hundreds of migrants rescued at sea.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1197790/italy-greece-malta-and-cyprus-say-they-cant-take-so-many-migrant-arrivals/

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Re: 14/11/22
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 14 November, 2022 @ 15:31:59 »
Rural doctor service available in Lakithra between 10:00-13:00 tomorrow, Thursday, 15 November.

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Re: 14/11/22
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 14 November, 2022 @ 16:04:38 »
O Pronisos, the Cultural Association of Poros, will be celebrating Polysporia from 13:00 onwards in Poros plateia on Monday coming, 21 November. As the forecast so far is for thunderstorms that day the cauldron of burbourelia (mixed pulses) will likely be set up in the Community Centre.