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Title: 24/12/21
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 December, 2021 @ 02:18:47
Two new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1526
1 USD = € 0.8584

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 (https://www.postoffice.co.uk/travel-money).
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 (https://weather.com/en-IE/weather/tenday/l/GRXX0035:1:GR)

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Fri 24/12   15°/11°   13 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Sat 25/12   16°/13°   15 km/h   21%   Mostly cloudy
Sun 26/12   17°/14°   24 km/h   82%   Rain & thunder probable
Mon 27/12   17°/13°   22 km/h   93%   Rain probable
Tue 28/12   16°/12°   22 km/h   92%   Thunderstorms probable
Wed 29/12   16°/12°   12 km/h   75%   Light rain probable
Thu 30/12   16°/11°   16 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Fri 31/12   16°/11°   15 km/h   19%   Mostly sunny
Sat 01/01   15°/10°   19 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Sun 02/01   14°/10°   15 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny

Title: Re: 24/12/21
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 December, 2021 @ 10:23:44
Covid: Booster rollout to continue on Christmas Day

People in England will be able to get a Covid booster jab on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as part of efforts to target the Omicron variant, the NHS has said.
Title: Re: 24/12/21
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 December, 2021 @ 14:48:07
Norfolk search and rescue team looking for own missing dog Juno after she runs away in hi-vis jacket

A dog whose job is searching for missing persons has herself disappeared on a woodland walk.

Her own Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue team is now on the hunt for Juno after she went missing on a run in the Waveney valley.
Title: Re: 24/12/21
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 December, 2021 @ 17:28:10
Every mobile phone in Britain to get Covid booster reminder on Boxing Day
Mobile operators will send a text message to every phone after a request from ministers

Every mobile phone owner in the UK will be sent a text message on Boxing Day urging them to get a booster jab if they have not already done so, following a request from ministers to BT and other networks.

The appeal to those aged 18 and over is the latest attempt by the Government to encourage take-up of third vaccinations as the omicron coronavirus variant rips through the country.

All of the mobile network operators will send out the text messages, the Telegraph understands, including BT owner EE, Vodafone, Virgin Media O2 and Three.

It has the potential to reach an estimated 60m people across all four nations of the UK.