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09/12/21
« on: Thursday, 09 December, 2021 @ 02:42:20 »
Seven news cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1342
1 USD = € 0.8593

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
Thu 09/12   18°/12°   34 km/h   78%   Showers & winds probable
Fri 10/12   14°/13°   27 km/h   82%   Light rain probable
Sat 11/12   15°/10°   40 km/h   99%   Rain & strong winds probable
Sun 12/12   14°/10°   21 km/h   80%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 13/12   13°/09°   24 km/h   61%   Showers probable
Tue 14/12   13°/09°   15 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Wed 15/12   14°/10°    8 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Thu 16/12   14°/09°   11 km/h   43%   Showers possible
Fri 17/12   14°/10°   11 km/h   46%   Showers possible
Sat 18/12   14°/11°   16 km/h   54%   Showers probable


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Re: 09/12/21
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 09 December, 2021 @ 02:56:13 »
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Don’t go to work, but do go to parties, says Boris Johnson
Immediate backlash at ‘irrational’ new Covid rules after Prime Minister moves England to Plan B
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/12/08/dont-go-work-do-go-parties-says-boris-johnson/



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Re: 09/12/21
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 09 December, 2021 @ 02:57:53 »
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No 10 party: more Downing Street gatherings now under the spotlight
There are allegations that several other events may have contravened Covid rules

18 December 2020 – Downing Street Christmas party
10 December – Gavin Williamson’s staff party
Unspecified date in December – a festive No 10 quiz
27 November – Downing Street leaving do
13 November – Boris and Carrie Johnson flat party
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/dec/08/no-10-party-more-downing-street-gatherings-now-under-the-spotlight

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Re: 09/12/21
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 09 December, 2021 @ 03:05:25 »
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New Windows 11 Voice Access lets you control the OS with your voice

Windows 11 is getting a new "Voice Access" feature to control the operating system using your voice and a microphone.

While Microsoft has already supported dictation via a microphone, the ability to use your voice to execute commands in Windows has been limited to specific applications.

In the Windows 11 preview build 22518 released today, users can now use the Voice Access feature to launch or close applications, switch to the Desktop, minimize and maximize windows, switch applications, select items, scroll, edit text, and more.

At this time, Voice Access is only supported with the English-U.S. language, and the display language needs to be configured to English-U.S. for the feature to work correctly.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-windows-11-voice-access-lets-you-control-the-os-with-your-voice/

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Re: 09/12/21
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 09 December, 2021 @ 11:00:12 »
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Pope Francis says ‘sins of the flesh’ aren’t that ‘serious’

Lust is not the worst of the seven deadly sins, according to Pope Francis.

There are worse indiscretions than sex outside of marriage, the leader of the Catholic Church told reporters on the papal plane while en route from Greece to Italy on Monday, Reuters reported.

“Sins of the flesh are not the most serious,” the 84-year-old religious leader said regarding sex outside of marriage. Top transgressions instead include pride and hatred, according to Reuters.
https://nypost.com/2021/12/08/pope-says-extramarital-sex-sins-arent-that-serious/

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Re: 09/12/21
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 09 December, 2021 @ 11:07:51 »
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Rule breaking Christmas party for Shaun Bailey’s mayoral campaign took place last December

Conservative aides threw a separate party at the Westminster headquarters during coronavirus restrictions last December, the party have admitted, amid the fallout over the alleged 18 December Christmas bash in Downing Street.

The event, organised by Shaun Bailey’s mayoral campaign, took place on December 14 while the capital was in Tier 2 restrictions - when no mixing of households indoors was allowed apart from support bubbles.

According to the Times, the “raucous” party took place in the HQ’s basement and was attended by No 10 aides and featured dancing and wine-drinking into the early hours.

A Conservative party spokesperson confirmed the event took place, but did not say whether last year's London mayoral candidate was there.
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-12-09/conservative-mayoral-campaign-had-christmas-party-during-covid-restrictions

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Re: 09/12/21
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 09 December, 2021 @ 11:17:02 »
No ferry connection with the mainland tomorrow or Saturday due to the PNO strike.

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Re: 09/12/21
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 09 December, 2021 @ 15:29:11 »
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Boris Johnson accused of 'lying' about flat refurbishment as Tory Party fined over donation

Boris Johnson has been accused of misleading an investigation into the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat after a separate probe uncovered evidence contradicting his previous claims about how the revamp was paid for.

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner asked the prime minister to explain why he "lied" by saying he did not know who was behind the payments made to for improvements to the 11 Downing Street flat.

The Conservative Party was fined £17,800 by the Electoral Commission, which said the Tories had failed to "accurately report a donation and keep a proper accounting record" of the money handed over by Tory peer Lord Brownlow in October 2020.
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-12-09/tory-party-fined-for-failing-to-properly-report-donation-for-pms-flat-refurb

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Re: 09/12/21
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 09 December, 2021 @ 20:18:15 »
A Mediterranean monk seal found injured with a head wound near Argostoli yesterday has been treated by Wildlife Sense, Kefalonia, and returned to the sea. It's thought likely it will return to a nearby beach to rest and anyone coming across it should NOT attempt to approach it but call Wildlife Sense on (0030) 6984 865941

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Re: 09/12/21
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 09 December, 2021 @ 23:14:29 »
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People could remove masks to sing their way round supermarkets under new Covid rules
New plan B exemption – designed for places of worship – is also applicable to other settings

Boris Johnson’s new Covid rules mean shoppers could remove their masks in supermarkets so long as they walk around the store singing.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/covid-rules-masks-supermarkets-singing-b1973103.html

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Re: 09/12/21
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 09 December, 2021 @ 23:20:19 »
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Christmas parties row: PM's press chief spoke at No 10 event last year

Downing Street's director of communications addressed the No 10 press team at a party in December last year which is now the centre of an investigation, it is understood.

Jack Doyle, then deputy director of communications, gave a speech to 20- 30 people at the gathering on 18 December.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59601447

Downing Street's director of communications... but Boris knows nothing about it. Like he doesn't know who paid to redecorate his luxury flat. He runs the country but doesn't know WTF is happening at 10 Downing Street. Hey ho!