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15/11/22
« on: Tuesday, 15 November, 2022 @ 02:06:09 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.9014 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0629 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1094 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9408 €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 15/11   20°/15°   08 km/h   75%   Rain / thunder probable
Wed 16/11   21°/17°   13 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Thu 17/11   20°/15°   22 km/h   93%   Thunderstorms probable
Fri 18/11   21°/16°   14 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Sat 19/11   22°/16°   21 km/h   85%   Rain / thunder probable
Sun 20/11   20°/13°   20 km/h   82%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 21/11   18°/13°   22 km/h   72%   Light rain probable
Tue 22/11   19°/15°   23 km/h   62%   Rain probable
Wed 23/11   20°/15°   27 km/h   60%   Thunderstorms & winds probable
Thu 24/11   20°/14°   21 km/h   60%   Scattered thunderstorms probable


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Re: 15/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 15 November, 2022 @ 02:17:15 »
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Twiglets under threat this Christmas as workers begin ‘permanent strike’
But biscuit manufacturer Pladis moves production of Jacob’s cream crackers to Portugal for festive period

Twiglets are under threat this Christmas after hundreds of factory workers began a "permanent strike" on Monday.

Jaffa Cake bars, Mini Cheddars and Club bars could also vanish from supermarket shelves during the walkout at Jacob's historic Aintree plant, the GMB union said.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/14/twiglets-threat-christmas-workers-begin-permanent-strike/


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Re: 15/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 15 November, 2022 @ 04:04:37 »
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Man who found Haribo’s lost £4m cheque is rewarded with bags of sweets

A man who found a cheque to Haribo worth £4 million was given six packets of sweets as a reward from the confectioner.

Anouar G, 38, from Frankfurt , Germany, spotted the cheque on a train platform after visiting his mum. He said he saw the cheque fluttering on the floor during his journey.

After reading the cheque, Anouar said he was in disbelief, telling German tabloid Bild: “There was such a large sum on it that I couldn’t even pronounce it.”

The total amount was €4,631,538.80 (£4,050,000) made out to Haribo from the supermarket Rewe.

The company, most popular for its Starmix gummy sweets, asked Anouar to destroy the cheque and send a photo as proof.

Haribo confirmed that it had been contacted about the missing cheque and in response to its gesture said: “Since it was a named check, nobody but our company could have redeemed it. It was our standard package that we send as a thank you.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/haribo-cheque-lost-germany-b2224472.html

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Re: 15/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 15 November, 2022 @ 12:22:50 »
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Tesco website crashes as 290,000 queue for Christmas delivery slots
Shoppers complain of waiting hours to reach front of the queue – then being kicked off
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/tesco-website-crashes-shoppers-try-book-christmas-delivery/


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Re: 15/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 15 November, 2022 @ 13:41:05 »
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Lost dog Rosie hands herself into Loughborough police station

A dog who got lost out on a walk handed herself into a police station in Loughborough.

A CCTV camera captured the moment Rosie the border collie strolled through the automatic doors into the waiting room at Loughborough police station, after becoming separated from her owner.

She had a little sniff around before settling down in the corner, seemingly to wait patiently for police officers to resolve her situation.
https://www.itv.com/news/central/2022-11-14/lost-dog-rosie-hands-herself-into-police-station

Brief video in link  :)

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Re: 15/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 15 November, 2022 @ 13:51:08 »
Schedules for the Lixouri-Argostoli-Lixouri ferries change w.e.f. this Sunday, 20 November. From Lixouri every hour on the hour between 07:00-21:00 Monday - Saturday, 09:00-21:00 Sunday and holidays. Return from Argostoli 30 minutes later.

Schedules at ionianseaferries.gr

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Re: 15/11/22
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 15 November, 2022 @ 14:02:36 »


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Government seeks to control unregulated growth of short-term rentals

Years after short-term rentals took a hold in Greece’s tourism industry, the government is seeking to legislate to impose some order on an activity that has seen explosive, largely unregulated growth.

Local authorities and Greek hoteliers complain that this unregulated activity has negatively impacted cities in many ways. Housing shortages are just one of them, they say.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1197868/government-seeks-to-control-unregulated-growth-of-short-term-rentals/

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Re: 15/11/22
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 15 November, 2022 @ 16:23:14 »
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Tax officer convicted of embezzling 320,000 euros recieves lighter sentence

A Thessaloniki court of appeals on Tuesday commuted the sentence of a tax officer convicted of embezzling 320,000 euros from the Kilkis tax authority to a non-custodial sentence of six years, payable at a rate of 3 euros a day.

The five judges on the panel of the Thessaloniki Court of Appeals reduced her sentence from the original nine years behind bars after taking into account her otherwise clean criminal record.

A colleague called as a witness testified that the unnamed official bullied her staff so they would not pursue any suspicions they had about her activities.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1197913/tax-officer-convicted-of-embezzling-320000-euros-recieves-lighter-sentence/

At 21€/week it'll take a tad over 293 years to repay what she stole.


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Re: 15/11/22
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 15 November, 2022 @ 16:37:14 »


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Why the illegal killing of birds of prey is surging across the UK
Confirmed cases just tip of the iceberg, charity warns as raptor persecution continues at ‘sustained high level’

Birds of prey are being illegally shot, trapped and poisoned in near-record numbers across the UK, but particularly in England, with over two thirds of the confirmed killings in connection to land managed for gamebird shooting, the RSPB has said.

The "devastating" 2021 Birdcrime report, which the charity produces annually, reveals that 108 birds, including golden eagles, peregrine falcons and white-tailed eagles were among those targeted by gamekeepers trying to artificially boost numbers of game birds on their land, so paying customers can shoot them.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/bird-killings-deaths-grouse-shooting-licence-b2225536.html

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Re: 15/11/22
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 15 November, 2022 @ 19:19:00 »
168 confirmed coronavirus cases on Kefalonia during period 07-13 November 2022, 9 on Ithaka: eody.gov.gr