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22/03/23
« on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 02:56:05 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9067 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1099 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1029 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9010 €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 22/03   18°/11°   15 km/h   07%   Sunny
Thu 23/03   18°/11°   10 km/h   12%   Mostly cloudy
Fri 24/03   19°/11°   17 km/h   12%   Sunny
Sat 25/03   18°/12°   12 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Sun 26/03   19°/12°   17 km/h   10%   Sunny
Mon 27/03   17°/10°   27 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Tue 28/03   14°/09°   40 km/h   72%   Showers & strong winds probable
Wed 29/03   15°/10°   25 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Thu 30/03   15°/11°   21 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny
Fri 31/03   17°/12°   19 km/h   06%   Mostly sunny

frost.getmap.gr
No risk of frost

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 03:06:42 »
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Greece to have elections in May, prime minister says

Greece will hold general elections in May, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a television interview on Tuesday.

The conservative government's four-year term expires in July, and Mitsotakis was widely expected to call an election in early April.

Opinion polls show his New Democracy party's lead over the leftist opposition Syriza party shrinking following Greece's worst rail disaster on Feb. 28.
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/greece-have-elections-may-prime-minister-says-2023-03-21/

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 16:24:01 »
Back in November, 2021, the Municipality of Argostoli agreed to improve the situation regarding strays by organising an adoption page on the web, supplying microchips for local volunteer vets to fit and working with Greek volunteer vets to neuter and vaccinate strays. Yesterday Alexandros Panteleios, leader of the Κεφαλονιά, νησί για όλους  (Kefalonia, an island for all) group questioned why there has been no progress in eighteen months.

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 16:29:20 »
Proposals to privatise water companies in Greece are being met with opposition. Currently they are not-for-profit organisations run in conjunction with local municipalities for the benefit of the community.


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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 16:36:40 »
"Dogs and cats are welcome in this hotel. We never had a dog that smoked in bed and set fire to the blankets. We never had one that stole our towels and played the T.V. too loud or had a noisy fight with his travelling companion. We never had a dog that got drunk and broke up the furniture... So if your dog / cat can vouch for you, you are welcome too. The management."

Sign in a Pelion hotel: greekcitytimes.com

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 16:48:28 »
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Boris Johnson... swore to "tell the truth and nothing but the truth"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-65033262

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 16:51:02 »
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Key revelations from partygate evidence: Aides deny telling Boris Johnson that guidance was followed

Two Downing Street aides have denied telling Boris Johnson that all Covid guidance was followed in No 10.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2023/03/22/partygate-evidence-aides-deny-telling-boris-johnson-guidance/

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 16:56:02 »


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Dozens injured after ship topples over in Scotland
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/03/22/leith-dry-dock-ship-overturned/

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 16:57:50 »
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Warning to cat owners after pets shaved in 'disturbing' spate of attacks across Kent

Cat owners across the South East are being warned to be vigilant after dozens of animals had their fur shaved in a series of disturbing assaults.

More than 50 incidents have been reported across Kent since Christmas with the upsetting act becoming almost a daily occurrence.

Charity Animals Lost and Found is so concerned it has set up a map of all the reported incidents, which appear to be spreading north towards Essex.

It's reported pets are being targeted as part of a cruel TikTok trend involving cats being 'marked for death'.

ITV Meridian contacted Kent Police, and in response a spokesperson said cat shaving is not an offence.
https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2023-03-22/warning-to-cat-owners-after-pets-shaved-in-disturbing-spate-of-attacks

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 17:02:16 »
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Summer holiday flights to jump in price, warns Michael O’Leary

The cost of summer flights will rise by up to 15pc this year, according to the boss of Europe’s biggest airline, putting more pressure on families struggling with sky-high inflation.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said plane ticket prices will jump again this year because airlines have fewer seats on sale compared with pre-pandemic levels.

Mr O’Leary told the Telegraph: “Last year we saw average fares rise by 20pc. There's going to be a second year of low double digits price inflation, because there is no capacity.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2023/03/22/summer-flights-will-15pc-expensive-last-year-says-michael-oleary/


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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 17:05:39 »
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Ford Capri set for return after electric makeover
The 1970s 'car you always promised yourself' is to keep many traditional features

The Ford Capri is to return to the road after receiving an electric makeover.

The 1970s classic, which became known as the "working man's Porsche", is expected to go on sale again next year with 300 horsepower and a £40,000 price tag.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/03/22/ford-relaunch-classic-capri-1970s-electric-makeover/

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 18:54:23 »
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Ford Capri set for return after electric makeover
The 1970s classic....

Er....1962, actually!! Especially with the Classic reference.

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 21:31:26 »


Bit before my time  ;) but I think the 61/62 Capri was really a Consul and didn't much resemble the 70's Capri (IMO). According to The Sun, the electric Capri could be on sale next year. No reliable photos of it can I find, just some artist's interpretations (none of which would make me rush out and buy one, even if I had a spare £40,000 to hand).

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 21:36:18 »
Two dogs poisoned in Erissos area, both were in owners' yards, not strays roaming free. Vet saved one.

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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 21:38:17 »
Argostoli police yesterday afternoon arrested a juvenile for possession of firecrackers. Parents charged with lack of supervision. Yep, Easter's coming...


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Re: 22/03/23
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 @ 23:50:48 »
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One in five people in UK suffer from misophonia, researchers find

Disorder involves strong negative reaction to sounds such as chewing or snoring
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/mar/22/one-in-five-people-in-uk-suffer-from-misophonia-researchers-find