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18/11/22
« on: Friday, 18 November, 2022 @ 02:36:31 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.9010 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0629 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1099 €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
Fri 18/11   21°/17°   17 km/h   73%   Showers probable
Sat 19/11   22°/18°   22 km/h   79%   Thunderstorms probable
Sun 20/11   21°/14°   28 km/h   95%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 21/11   19°/13°   22 km/h   91%   Thunderstorms probable
Tue 22/11   20°/14°   24 km/h   81%   Light rain probable
Wed 23/11   18°/13°   23 km/h   82%   Thunderstorms probable
Thu 24/11   19°/14°   19 km/h   66%   Showers probable
Fri 25/11   19°/13°   18 km/h   40%   Showers possible
Sat 26/11   19°/13°   16 km/h   48%   Showers possible
Sun 27/11   19°/13°   17 km/h   45%   Showers possible


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Re: 18/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 18 November, 2022 @ 02:46:32 »
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How to reduce your dog’s carbon pawprint by almost 700 per cent
Your choice of dog or cat food makes a radical difference to the amount of carbon dioxide you produce, scientists have found

Feeding your dog dry food instead of tinned meat can help to save the planet, scientists have found.

Analysis of almost 1,000 pet diets, including both dog and cat menus, found that a wet food diet produces almost seven times as much carbon dioxide as a dry food alternative. 

Almost 90 per cent of the calories in wet pet food comes from animal sources, compared to just 45 per cent for dry meal, which is more vegetable than meat but has the most energy per gram. 

However, the scientists say dogs and cats are carnivores so going vegan and removing all meat from their diet in favour of more eco-friendly protein options, like peas or beans, could be bad for their health. 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/17/how-reduce-dogs-carbon-pawprint-almost-700-per-cent/

Hm, not sure Phaedeaux wants to go veggie.

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Re: 18/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 18 November, 2022 @ 03:34:21 »
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Greece Launches Panic Button Amid Wave of Femicides

The panic button is a digital application that will instantly help you reach out for help if you find yourself in a difficult situation.

As noted in the amendment, the panic button sends a short text message to the police in instances in which family violence is associated with a threat or danger to life and physical integrity. The purpose is immediate intervention by the police force.

In short, there will be a three-digit number that you call with your mobile phone and then immediately click on the ‘panic’ indicator that comes out on the screen.

Automatically, the phone through the special application is connected to the center of the service which will receive the calls (whether it is the police or some other special service), and it detects where you are through the GPS of your cell phone.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/17/greece-panic-button-femicides/

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Re: 18/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 18 November, 2022 @ 09:51:28 »
A 75 y-o female suffering with Covid-19  airlifted yesterday from Kef to Araxos and then transferred by ambulance to hospital in Rio.

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Re: 18/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 18 November, 2022 @ 16:31:52 »
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The Biggest Souvlaki In Greece? €18 For One-Metre-Long Pita

In Keratsini on the seaside of Athens, one can find a one-metre-long pita souvlaki.

Stelios Halaris, who owns this business, appeared on SKAI and showed off some of his creations, this time making a 2.5 metre long souvlaki.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/18/the-biggest-souvlaki-in-greece/


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Re: 18/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 18 November, 2022 @ 17:04:02 »
The European Athletics Federation has included the ΒΕΡΓΩΤΕΙΑ 2023 (Vergotia 2023) athletics event on Saturday, 13 May, 2023 at the Andreas Vergotis sports stadium in Argostoli  as part of the Continental Tour Europe series of the World Athletics Federation.

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« Reply #6 on: Friday, 18 November, 2022 @ 17:31:55 »
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Greeks are no fans of exercise, survey finds

Nearly eight in 10 Greeks do not exercise regularly or pursue any kind of sport, while 53% admit to not even engaging in physical activity in the form of cycling, dance classes or gardening, for example, a recent Eurobarometer survey has found.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/society/1196851/greeks-are-no-fans-of-exercise-survey-finds/

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Re: 18/11/22
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 18 November, 2022 @ 17:38:50 »
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Greece tops table of innovative enterprises

Greece has the highest share of innovative enterprises in the European Union, a new survey from Eurostat showed on Friday.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1198198/greece-tops-table-of-innovative-enterprises/

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Re: 18/11/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 18 November, 2022 @ 17:52:16 »
Details of road vehicle tax for 2023 posted on https://www.aade.gr/mycar, rates as per last year.

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Re: 18/11/22
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Flying rings banned from beaches by UK council to protect seals

A coastal council has voted to ban flying rings from all of its council-owned beaches after at least three seals got the plastic toys stuck around their necks.

The inquisitive animals each poked their heads through the hole of a flying ring around the Norfolk coast and then could not take it off, with the rigid plastic cutting into them as they grew bigger.

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk has now resolved to ban the plastic rings from its beaches, following a campaign launched by a member of the Friends of Horsey Seals volunteer group.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-council-seals-flying-rings-b2228196.html

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« Reply #10 on: Friday, 18 November, 2022 @ 20:40:44 »
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Road tax fees for 2023 posted online by revenue authority

Road tax notifications for the 2023 road tax have been posted, the Independent Public Revenue Authority (AADE) said on Friday.

Private car and motorcycle owners can find what they owe through AADE's myCar platform (https://www.aade.gr/mycar). This year the notices will include a QR code, allowing faster payment of fees through mobile banking, besides through web banking.

Payment deadline is December 31.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/689094/Road-tax-fees-for-2023-posted-online-by-revenue-authority

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Re: 18/11/22
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 18 November, 2022 @ 22:07:34 »
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Two German soldiers sentenced to prison for taking down Greek flag and raising a German one in Crete

Two German soldiers were sentenced to six and ten months in prison, respectively after a court in Chania, Crete found them guilty of taking down the Greek flag and replacing it with a German one in 2019 at the peak of Stavros.

They had initially claimed during their apology that they did it due to over-excitement after reaching the peak of the mountain, adding they had no intention of offending or desecrating the Greek symbol and said they had regretted their action.
https://en.protothema.gr/two-german-soldiers-sentenced-to-prison-for-taking-down-greek-flag-and-raising-a-german-one-in-crete/