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14/03/23
« on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 03:16:12 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9102 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1027 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0987 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9069 €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 14/03   16°/12°   10 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Wed 15/03   16°/10°   26 km/h   82%   Light rain probable
Thu 16/03   15°/09°   28 km/h   68%   Showers probable
Fri 17/03   16°/09°   12 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 18/03   16°/10°   12 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sun 19/03   17°/11°   15 km/h   07%   Sunny
Mon 20/03   17°/11°   13 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud
Tue 21/03   18°/12°   12 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny
Wed 22/03   19°/13°   12 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny
Thu 23/03   19°/13°   15 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud

frost.getmap.gr
No risk of frost

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Re: 14/03/23
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 03:30:34 »
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Tourist Season in Greece Kicks Off Earlier Than Ever

The tourist season opened in Greece on Saturday earlier than ever with the first charter flights carrying British tourists arriving at Rhodes.

The first international flight from London’s Heathrow landed at midday on Saturday, followed by one from Gatwick airport and one from Manchester.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/03/13/tourist-season-greece-kicks-off/

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Re: 14/03/23
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 03:33:22 »
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Family discover their home is a giant beehive after honey starts dripping down walls

A family was shocked to discover their house was one big beehive after noticing honey dripping down the walls.

Kate and Andrew Dempsey, who live with their two daughters in Folkestone, Kent found huge six-foot pieces of honeycomb and litres of honey under their floorboards.

The couple had previously spotted some dark patches on their walls but assumed it was just damp.

But when they noticed ‘black sticky stuff’ dripping down their bedroom wall and a sweet smell in the air they decided to investigate further.
https://metro.co.uk/2023/03/13/family-discover-home-is-a-huge-beehive-after-honey-drips-down-walls-18434746/

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 03:38:22 »


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King Charles makes first appearance on special stamps

The first special stamps bearing the head of King Charles are being released by the Royal Mail, with his silhouette appearing on a set showing popular garden flowers.

These are likely to be the first stamps showing the King's profile that will be widely seen by the public.

These flower stamps can be ordered from Tuesday, and will go on general release next week.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64940530

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Re: 14/03/23
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 15:39:36 »
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Australia floods: Baby kangaroo rescued from crocodile-infested waters

Police in Australia have rescued a baby kangaroo from crocodile infested floodwaters over the weekend in Burketown.

The kangaroo joey was spotted swimming near two large crocodiles by a helicopter pilot, who alerted Queensland Police.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-australia-64952199

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Re: 14/03/23
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 15:45:32 »
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Heat pumps won’t work in old homes, warns Bosch

Heat pumps will not work for older UK homes which lack the necessary space and insulation, the UK boss of one of the largest makers of the devices has warned.

Heat pumps are a great solution for heating new homes with plenty of lagging and room to accommodate the larger system, said Vonjy Rajakoba, managing director of Bosch UK.

But much of the UK's Victorian housing stock is unsuitable for installing them and hydrogen-burning boilers are the future for those homes as the gas becomes cheaper to produce.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2023/03/14/heat-pumps-wont-work-old-homes-warns-bosch/

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Re: 14/03/23
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 15:48:50 »
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Mediterranean diet may lower dementia risk by a quarter, study suggests
Data from more than 60,000 Britons suggests plant-rich diet may help regardless of person’s genetic risk

A Mediterranean diet of nuts, seafood, whole grains and vegetables could lower the risk of dementia by almost a quarter, according to promising early research that could pave the way for new preventive treatments.

The data suggests eating lots of plant-based foods may have a “protective effect” against dementia, regardless of a person’s genetic risk, which the researchers said could form the basis for future public health strategies if further research confirms their findings.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/mar/14/mediterranean-diet-may-lower-dementia-risk-by-a-quarter-study-suggests

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 15:50:40 »
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Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in toilet paper around the world

Research finds waste flushed down toilets and sent to sewage plants probably responsible for significant source of water pollution
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/mar/13/toxic-forever-chemicals-pfas-toilet-paper

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Re: 14/03/23
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 15:59:00 »
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Recruits wanted for ‘opportunity like no other’ counting penguins in Antarctica
Successful candidates for the role at Port Lockroy on Goudier Island will live in near constant daylight and have no running water.

Recruitment has begun for a team to take on an “opportunity like no other” living and working in Antarctica, where they will have no access to wifi or running water and tackle jobs including a daily penguin count.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/antarctica-post-office-the-british-antarctic-survey-northamptonshire-b2300564.html


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Re: 14/03/23
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 20:59:57 »
Dead loggerhead discovered in Argostoli bay earlier today. No sign of external injury.

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Re: 14/03/23
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 21:45:27 »
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15 out of 18 tunnels unsafe in Greece: Report
Investigation reveals that Greek railway tunnels have no proper safety passages, no water or ventilation

Findings have surfaced about the safety of Greek railway tunnels, according to a fire brigade investigation, local media reported on Tuesday.

The results of the investigation by the Fire Department showed that 15 out of 18 tunnels in Greece are unsuitable.

In the 15 unsuitable tunnels, there are no safety systems, it noted.

The safety exits that exist will not work in the event of a breakdown or accident that would ensure the safety of the passengers, and the fire brigade and firefighting vehicles will be unable to reach the site, while ventilation and smoke extraction systems are not available to become operational, the results also showed.
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/15-out-of-18-tunnels-unsafe-in-greece-report/2845419

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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 21:56:07 »
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Well-known cough and cold medicines removed from shelves across UK

Following a review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), all medicines containing pholcodine are being withdrawn from the UK as a precaution.

Products being removed from sale include Day and Night Nurse and a variety of Boots and Superdrug products.
https://www.theforestreview.co.uk/news/health/well-known-cough-and-cold-medicines-removed-from-shelves-across-uk-601152

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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 23:04:58 »
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EU urges members to deport more migrants ineligible to stay

The European Union on Tuesday urged its member countries to deport more people who enter Europe without authorization and who are not eligible to stay, saying that only around one in five would-be migrants who should be sent home actually is.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1206695/eu-urges-members-to-deport-more-migrants-ineligible-to-stay/

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Remaining Covid measures to be lifted, health minister says

All remaining measures introduced to combat Covid-19 will be lifted except in public and private health facilities and nursing homes for the elderly, the Health Minister said on Tuesday.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1206692/remaining-covid-measures-to-be-lifted-health-minister-says/

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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 @ 23:36:49 »
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Turkey confirms release of jailed man to attend son’s funeral in Greece after train crash

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, confirmed in a phone call to Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias, that authorities would allow the jailed father of a train driver killed in the Tempi train crash to be released from a Turkish prison so that he can attend his son’s funeral.
https://greekherald.com.au/news/turkey-confirms-release-of-jailed-man-to-attend-sons-funeral-in-greece-after-train-crash/

Unconfirmed but heard it's been agreed he will finish sentence in Greece.