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20/11/22
« on: Sunday, 20 November, 2022 @ 04:43:09 »
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
Sun 20/11   20°/14°   29 km/h   98%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 21/11   18°/14°   22 km/h   86%   Thunderstorms probable
Tue 22/11   20°/14°   26 km/h   87%   Light rain probable
Wed 23/11   17°/14°   17 km/h   95%   Thunderstorms probable
Thu 24/11   19°/14°   18 km/h   64%   Showers probable
Fri 25/11   19°/13°   22 km/h   24%   Sunny
Sat 26/11   19°/13°   14 km/h   45%   Showers possible
Sun 27/11   18°/13°   20 km/h   64%   Showers probable
Mon 28/11   18°/12°   17 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Tue 29/11   19°/14°   15 km/h   32%   Showers possible


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Re: 20/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 20 November, 2022 @ 04:46:24 »
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Removal of abandoned vehicles frees up spaces

The Municipality of Athens has removed and destroyed more than 3,150 abandoned cars and 2,500 motorcycles from the city’s streets since September 2019. The vehicles are then recycled so that their materials can be reused and the environment is not polluted.

Currently authorities are in the process of removing another 240 more vehicles from the streets while 1,000 have been identified as possibly abandoned. 
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1198237/removal-of-abandoned-vehicles-frees-up-spaces/

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Re: 20/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 20 November, 2022 @ 04:48:14 »
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Artemis: Nasa expects humans to live on Moon this decade

Humans could stay on the Moon for lengthy periods during this decade, a Nasa official has told the BBC.

Howard Hu, who leads the Orion lunar spacecraft programme for the agency, said habitats would be needed to support scientific missions.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63688229

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Re: 20/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 20 November, 2022 @ 04:53:58 »
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All the rage: the women who meet to scream into the night

‘Scream groups’ are forming across the world, where women gather in parks and public places to release their frustrations
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/19/all-the-rage-the-women-who-meet-to-scream-into-the-night

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Re: 20/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 20 November, 2022 @ 14:45:23 »
Unconfirmed: the Ministry of Environment / Ministry of Finance are proposing a bill to the Vouli to impose a special tax on imported pre-owned vehicles.

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Re: 20/11/22
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CRETE: 10-day-old Baby Seal Transferred To Athens For Treatment

An orphaned baby seal just 10 days old was found in early November on a beach in Crete and traveled to Athens to be cared for by the Society for the Study and Protection of the Mediterranean Seal (MOM) until it is old enough to be released into its natural environment.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/20/crete-seal-athens-treated-photos/

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Re: 20/11/22
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 20 November, 2022 @ 15:15:52 »
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Speed limits and fines – Greece and Europe

Greece has the highest fines per capita relative to mean income
https://en.protothema.gr/speed-limits-and-fines-greece-and-europe/


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Re: 20/11/22
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 20 November, 2022 @ 15:21:41 »
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Staying warm: What does an unheated room do to your body?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-63602501

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National Trust under fire over plans to demolish Britain’s oldest beach café

Much-loved café to be bulldozed because of Trust’s policy to “live with” erosion rather than try to defend against it
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/20/national-trust-fire-plans-demolish-britains-oldest-beach-cafe/