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24/03/23
« on: Friday, 24 March, 2023 @ 02:32:47 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9118 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1205 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0967 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8925 €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 24/03   18°/10°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sat 25/03   17°/11°   12 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Sun 26/03   18°/11°   17 km/h   10%   Sunny
Mon 27/03   17°/10°   26 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Tue 28/03   13°/06°   37 km/h   71%   Light rain & winds probable
Wed 29/03   12°/08°   22 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny
Thu 30/03   14°/10°   21 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Fri 31/03   16°/11°   19 km/h   42%   Showers possible
Sat 01/04   17°/11°   21 km/h   22%   Sun & cloud
Sun 02/04   17°/11°   25 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud

frost.getmap.gr
No risk of frost

Edit: f-ex updated

« Last Edit: Friday, 24 March, 2023 @ 10:23:19 by Maik »

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Re: 24/03/23
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 24 March, 2023 @ 02:50:47 »


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World’s Most Expensive Gold Coin, Minted by Brutus to Honor Caesar’s Murder, Returned to Greece

The Eid Mar Coin, the most expensive ancient coin in the world after it was sold in 2021 for $4.2 million at auction, was repatriated to Greece this week after an investigation by Homeland Security agents found that the coin had been sold using fake provenance. 28 other ancient artifacts looted from Greece returned as well in a handover ceremony organized by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

The Eid Mar coins were minted by Brutus to commemorate the murder of Julius Caesar on March 15, 44 B.C.E, now known as the Ides of March. Editions were minted in silver to be used as currency and gold as a memento for high ranking officials; of the gold editions, only three are known to remain. Investigators have not revealed the details of how the coin was smuggled out of Greece, or the circumstances of its sale.
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/gold-coin-minted-by-brutus-to-honor-caesars-murder-returned-to-greece

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Re: 24/03/23
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 24 March, 2023 @ 03:00:24 »


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Varoufakis denounces Greek National Team’s jersey for resembling swastika and calls for immediate withdrawal
https://neoskosmos.com/

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« Reply #3 on: Friday, 24 March, 2023 @ 03:08:25 »
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Greek Islands Promised Internet Speeds of Up to 1 Gbps

At least ten Greek islands will get very high internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps by this summer, mobile operator Vodafone Greece announced this week.

Greece has the slowest fixed internet in Europe, according to the annual report on the digital quality of life, compiled recently by cyber security company Surfshark.

The report also showed that an internet user in Greece needs to work every month for about twelve minutes to buy 1 GB of data for his mobile phone, six times more than what is needed in Bulgaria and 149 times more than what is needed in Israel, the country with the lowest fees.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/03/23/greek-islands-internet-speeds-1-gbps-summer/

Kef doesn't appear to be one in ten.


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Re: 24/03/23
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 24 March, 2023 @ 10:30:17 »
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Elderly Woman Fined €120,000 For Dumping Four Newborn Kittens In Garbage Bin

An elderly woman was fined with 120,000 euros administrative penalty by the police in Volos for dumping four new born kittens in a garbage bin.

She had put them in a tightly closed plastic bag which she threw to the bin near her home on Monday night.

The 75-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday morning, following a police report filed by a neighbor.

After her arrest and her testimony to the police investigator, she was released on the condition that she appear once a month at the Volos Police Department, she was fined 1,500 euros plus 120,000 euros administrative fine – that is €30,000 per animal as provided by law.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/03/24/elderly-woman-fined-e120000-for-dumping-four-newborn-kittens-in-garbage-bin/

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Re: 24/03/23
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 24 March, 2023 @ 10:40:44 »
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Almost Half of Honey Imported into the EU is Adulterated with Sugars

Almost half of the honey imported into the EU is suspicious of being adulterated with sugars, the EU Commission announced on Thursday.

Honey naturally contains sugars and, according to EU legislation, must remain pure – meaning that it cannot have ingredients added to it. Adulteration occurs when ingredients such as water or inexpensive sugar syrups are artificially added to increase the volume of honey.

The EU Commission says that 46 percent of the 320 samples of honey tested show evidence of adulteration.

The highest absolute number of suspicious consignments originated from China (74 percent), although honey originating from Turkey had the highest relative proportion of suspicious samples (93 percent).

Honey imported from the United Kingdom had an even higher suspicion rate (100 percent), likely the result of honey produced in other countries and further blended in the UK before its re-export to the EU.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/03/24/honey-imported-eu-adulterated-sugars

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Re: 24/03/23
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 24 March, 2023 @ 11:42:38 »
Mains electricity supply scheduled to be down between 08:00-14:00 this Sunday in Lixouri.

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Re: 24/03/23
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 24 March, 2023 @ 19:19:15 »
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‘Photovoltaics on the Roof’ subsidy up to 75%

The platform for applications will open in April and the beneficiaries of the program are households and farmers able to install a small photovoltaic system combined with a battery.

The photovoltaic system subsidy reaches up to 75% or up to 16,000 euros for households and 60% or €10,000 for farmers. A basic condition is that the applicant has already entered into a connection contract with grid operator DEDDIE, without having been been connected.

Consumers can save up to €3,000 per year on their bills.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1207338/photovoltaics-on-the-roof-subsidy-up-to-75/

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Re: 24/03/23
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 24 March, 2023 @ 19:31:25 »
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Cat-astrophe? Whiskas pet food criticised over shrinking servings
Cat food brand caught in shrinkflation storm as owners say new pouches and recipe leaves pets hungry

A 12-pack of Whiskas costs £4.50, which is almost £1 more than a year ago (when the Whiskas pouches were bigger), according to the average price across Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons. The price is up almost 40% over two years as in 2021 these packs cost £3.25, according to the price analysts Assosia.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/mar/24/cat-astrophe-whiskas-pet-food-creates-a-racket-over-shrinking-servings

Our furry, fussy, feline's favourite. Won't eat much else. Took her to the vet yesterday 'cos she's not eating, vet reckoned nowt wrong with her. Probably the new recipe she's not keen on.

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Re: 24/03/23
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 24 March, 2023 @ 19:36:45 »
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One dead in UK listeria outbreak linked to contaminated cheese as experts issue warning

The food standards watchdog and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) are now warning the public not to eat Baronet semi-soft cheeses, which it said have been recalled due to being contaminated with listeria.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the bacteria were present at “exceptionally high levels” in some cheeses.

The product and its variations are all made by Wiltshire-based firm The Old Cheese Room.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-listeria-outbreak-cases-today-b2307532.html