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16/11/22
« on: Wednesday, 16 November, 2022 @ 02:44:23 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.9008 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0716 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1101 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9332 €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
Wed 16/11   21°/17°   14 km/h   64%   Showers probable
Thu 17/11   20°/16°   20 km/h   89%   Thunderstorms probable
Fri 18/11   21°/17°   15 km/h   72%   Light rain probable
Sat 19/11   22°/17°   16 km/h   73%   Light rain probable
Sun 20/11   20°/13°   24 km/h   92%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 21/11   18°/13°   26 km/h   82%   Light rain probable
Tue 22/11   19°/14°   23 km/h   70%   Light rain probable
Wed 23/11   19°/13°   26 km/h   63%   Thunderstorms probable
Thu 24/11   19°/14°   21 km/h   52%   Showers probable
Fri 25/11   19°/13°   18 km/h   47%   Scattered thunderstorms possible


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Re: 16/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 16 November, 2022 @ 02:50:15 »
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PM Mitsotakis urges public to get flu vaccine

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has encouraged the public to get the flu vaccine, especially if there are people over 60 in their families.

“We are obviously preparing for winter and must be as protected as possible,” he said.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1197918/pm-mitsotakis-urges-public-to-get-flu-vaccine/


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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 16 November, 2022 @ 03:02:29 »
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Paris Olympic mascot resembles ‘full-blown female genitalia’
French radio host says unusual design choice for the cuddly costumed figure is ‘excellent news for female pleasure’

When Paris proudly unveiled its mascot for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, the Phryge, it insisted the red triangular ambassador for the Games was a nod to the French Revolution, a “symbol of freedom” and to “show the world that sport can change everything”.

Organisers insisted the cuddly figures with tricolour ribbons were based on the Phrygian cap that has come to embody the values of the French Republic and is worn by iconic French figure Marianne in every town hall around the country.

However, many French commentators begged to differ. For them, it bore far more resemblance to another “Olympic” female organ.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/11/15/paris-2024-olympics-mascot-resembles-full-blown-female-genitalia/

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Re: 16/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 16 November, 2022 @ 19:04:56 »
Body of an unidentified male in advanced state of decomposition recovered yesterday evening from the sea off South Evia.

Ithaki coast guard earlier today performed an emergency transfer from Vathy to Sami for a 9 y-o local in need of urgent medical attention.

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Re: 16/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 16 November, 2022 @ 19:09:58 »
Traffic lights at Mill of Petria on the road around Koutavos lagoon have packed in, extra care need at this dodgy junction.

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Re: 16/11/22
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 16 November, 2022 @ 19:14:12 »
gov.gr website will be down for upgrading between 23:00 Friday, 18 November and 09:00 Saturday, 19 November.

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Re: 16/11/22
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 16 November, 2022 @ 19:23:33 »
Lessons for learning the Greek language will be available for those wishing to acquire Greek nationality through the naturalisation process. Lessons will also cover Greek history, geography and governmental institutions. Exams in May, 2023. For more information 'phone 6949 317 956

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Re: 16/11/22
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 16 November, 2022 @ 19:33:49 »
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National park could be forced to sell off public woodland because of funding cuts

A national park has warned it may be forced to sell off woodland as a result of funding pressures.

The chief executive of Exmoor said she had never experienced times “as bad as this” in her three decades in the sector.

It came as a charity warned “severe funding cuts” were threatening the future of national parks across the country in an open letter to the chancellor ahead of his autumn statement.

The Campaign for National Parks urged Jeremy Hunt to boost investment to support parks, which help to tackle the climate crisis and promote economic growth.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/exmoor-national-park-budget-cuts-b2225391.html

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« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 16 November, 2022 @ 19:39:25 »
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Woman Travels Thousands of Miles to Feed Greece’s Strays During COVID Lockdown

You may not think of stray dogs as victims of Covid-10. But Greece’s lockdowns were among the harshest in the world, and many strays were left unfed as fewer people stepped out for activities.

One woman, Ermione, received special permission from the government to travel throughout cities, villages, and the countryside to feed stray animals. There were many times where she was the only citizen outside as Greece’s strict lockdowns mandated people to stay home or in the confines of their neighborhoods

Ermione runs The Diasozo Animal Rescue Team (DAR) from Karditsa, Greece, a small group of volunteers. Diasozo rescues, takes care of, and re-homes abandoned and abused strays in Greece.

Watch the vide below to see and hear this heartwarming story.
https://pappaspost.com/woman-travels-thousands-of-miles-to-feed-greeces-strays/



https://youtu.be/4ONV4YpjfZg?t=1