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30/11/21
« on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 02:47:58 »
Ten new coronavirus cases on Kefalonia yesterday, as recorded by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1473
1 USD = € 0.8598

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 31/11   13°/11°   37 km/h   86%   Showers & strong winds probable
Mon 01/12   16°/12°   13 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud
Tue 02/12   17°/15°   22 km/h   89%   Showers probable
Wed 03/12   17°/12°   33 km/h   99%   Thunderstorms & winds probable
Thu 04/12   15°/12°   29 km/h   85%   Light rain probable
Fri 05/12   17°/12°   29 km/h   80%   Light rain probable
Sat 06/12   15°/12°   28 km/h   72%   Rain probable
Sun 07/12   16°/12°   26 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Mon 08/12   16°/12°   23 km/h   60%   Showers probable
Tue 09/12   17°/13°   21 km/h   60%   Showers probable


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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 02:54:24 »
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Covid: as rules on mask wearing in England return, what exactly is the law?
From Tuesday, people will have to wear masks under new measures, but where and how will this be policed?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/29/covid-as-rules-on-mask-wearing-in-england-return-what-exactly-is-the-law

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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 03:03:54 »
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This is how you actually pronounce Omicron, the name of the new Covid variant

A BBC News presenter has been put on blast by the pronunciation police for ‘mispronouncing’ the new Covid strain “omicron” – and it turns out he’s wrong.

While there are arguably bigger things on the nation’s plate, one viewer moaned in The Telegraph’s Letter to the Editor segment: “Clearly, no one at BBC News did Greek at school, given the newsreaders’ mispronunciation of the new variant, which sounds like “ommicron.”

“The correct pronunciation is “oh-my-cron”, with the emphasis on the second syllable.”

One person jumped to the defence on Twitter and said: “That’s not how Greeks pronounce it.”
https://www.indy100.com/news/pronounce-omicron-new-covid-variant-b1965955

Way I heard it, it's o-me-kron  :dunno:

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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 11:38:59 »
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Greece had wealthier visitors

Visitors from non-European Union countries to Greece this year spent 32% more on average on their tax-free purchases than in 2019 – the record year for Greek tourism – according to data from Global Blue, a tax rebate service company. In some areas, such as Santorini, average spending on tax-free purchases per tourist more than doubled compared to 2019, rising by 116%.

The reason for that is that although there were fewer visitors to Greece this year than in 2019, they were wealthier compared to the past, and this is a trend that Global Blue expects to continue in 2022.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1172692/greece-had-wealthier-visitors/

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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 11:48:08 »
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Woman runs onto airport tarmac and tries to wave down plane

Police have apprehended a woman who allegedly tried to wave down a plane after running onto the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/lax-airport-woman-tarmac-video-v88882190

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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 15:11:27 »
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Greece to make Covid vaccines mandatory for over-60s
Anyone in the age group who does not get a vaccination will be fined 100 euros

Greece is to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for people aged 60 and over, in a drastic move to stem a new surge in coronavirus cases.

The measure will come into force each month from 16 January. Anyone in that age group who is not vaccinated faces a 100 euro (£85) fine.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greece-covid-vaccine-mandate-omicron-b1966705.html

That's not a one-off fine but a monthly fine.
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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 15:13:20 »
Katelios left mucky after the storm, seaweed washed up all over the beach road to the extent it resembled a bog.

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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 15:35:57 »
Damage also to the seafront road at Agios Spyridon, Lixouri, with rocks washed up onto the road and subsidence in places.

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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 15:38:02 »
Allegedly a small boat with one hundred migrants aboard is taking shelter in Atheras bay, probably bound for Italy.

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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 15:44:37 »
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Petrol stations ‘must be investigated’ as drivers fund huge profits

The Government must investigate retailers overcharging motorists, campaigners have said, with profit margins on petrol now three times higher than the average.

Wholesale oil prices fell last week amid news of the omicron Covid variant but costs at the pump have not dropped. A tank of petrol is £7.20 more expensive than it should be, data from the RAC showed.

Forecourts are earning a 19p per litre margin on petrol and 15p on diesel following the oil price crash, according to the RAC, which tracks consumer prices. This is three times the usual margin on petrol and two and a half times the usual margin on diesel, it said.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/petrol-stations-overcharge-7-tank-following-oil-price-crash/

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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 18:18:59 »
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Pregnant librarian killed after pulling gun on motorcyclist in road rage row
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/volusia-county-pregnant-librarian-killed-b1966228.html

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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 19:06:49 »
Last night's storm left debris on the road behind Skala beach and damaged the beach road at Lourdas, making it impassable by vehicles.

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Re: 30/11/21
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Re: 30/11/21
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 @ 23:10:58 »
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Over-60s should postpone travel plans in light of new omicron variant, WHO warns

Over-60s and other people at risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms should postpone their travel plans in light of the new omicron variant, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
https://www.independent.co.uk/world/travel-ban-who-omicron-b1967160.html