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20/12/21
« on: Monday, 20 December, 2021 @ 02:11:52 »
Five new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1395
1 USD = € 0.8569

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
Mon 20/12   15°/11°   23 km/h   19%   Mostly sunny
Tue 21/12   14°/08°   17 km/h   05%   Sunny
Wed 22/12   14°/09°    4 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud
Thu 23/12   14°/09°    5 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Fri 24/12   15°/11°   10 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Sat 25/12   16°/13°   19 km/h   35%   Showers possible
Sun 26/12   17°/14°   28 km/h   70%   Light rain probable
Mon 27/12   17°/13°   25 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Tue 28/12   17°/13°   21 km/h   50%   Showers possible
Wed 29/12   16°/12°   22 km/h   57%   Showers probable


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Re: 20/12/21
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 20 December, 2021 @ 02:13:50 »
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Greek islands in bid to go green to lure climate-conscious Britons
Greece is seeking to reduce islands' dependence on oil-powered generators in bid to win over tourists

Greece will attempt to woo environment-conscious British tourists with “green islands” as part of a drive to wean its summer hotspots off oil.

Athens plans to overcome local opposition to ramp up renewables on its islands and lure new hotel investment with green policies, according to George Kremlis, the Greek prime minister’s chief climate adviser.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/12/19/greek-islands-bid-go-green-lure-climate-conscious-britons/

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Re: 20/12/21
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 20 December, 2021 @ 02:35:33 »
It's my party and I'll lie if I want to, lie if I want to...



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Boris Johnson and staff pictured with wine in Downing Street garden in May 2020
Exclusive: photograph raises fresh questions for No 10 after denial of a social event at time of Covid restrictions

Boris Johnson has been pictured with wine and cheese alongside his wife and up to 17 staff in the Downing Street garden during lockdown, raising questions over No 10’s insistence a “work meeting” was taking place.

The photograph was shared with the Guardian following No 10’s denial last week that there was a social event on Friday 15 May 2020 including wine, spirits and pizza inside and outside the building. Johnson’s spokesman said Downing Street staff were working in the garden in the afternoon and evening.

However, the picture raises questions over that assertion. Bottles of wine are in evidence, there is a lack of social distancing and 19 people are gathered in groups across the Downing Street terrace and lawn.

At the time social mixing between households was limited to two people, who could only meet outdoors and at a distance of at least 2 metres. In workplaces, guidance said in-person meetings should only take place if “absolutely necessary”.

In the new image shared with the Guardian, Boris Johnson and Carrie, who appears to be holding their newborn baby, are seen sitting around a table with a cheeseboard and wine, along with two people believed to be a civil servant and an aide. Last week No 10 said Johnson was working in the garden before retiring to his flat at 7pm.

On that day Matt Hancock, then health secretary, had given a 5pm press conference urging people to stick to the rules and not take advantage of the good weather over the May weekend to socialise in groups.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/dec/19/boris-johnson-and-staff-pictured-with-wine-in-downing-street-garden-in-may-2020

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Re: 20/12/21
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 20 December, 2021 @ 03:55:07 »
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Demands to delay rises in the state pension age

Plans to raise the state pension age from 66 should be shelved because we are not living as long as previously expected, a new report has suggested.

Current plans would see the age at which people are eligible for the state pension go up to 67 by 2028, and then eventually to 68.

Consultant LCP says life expectancy has stalled and no changes should be made for 30 years.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59698732

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Re: 20/12/21
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 20 December, 2021 @ 09:05:54 »
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Greek islands in bid to go green to lure climate-conscious Britons
Greece is seeking to reduce islands' dependence on oil-powered generators in bid to win over tourists

Greece will attempt to woo environment-conscious British tourists with “green islands” as part of a drive to wean its summer hotspots off oil.

Athens plans to overcome local opposition to ramp up renewables on its islands and lure new hotel investment with green policies, according to George Kremlis, the Greek prime minister’s chief climate adviser.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/12/19/greek-islands-bid-go-green-lure-climate-conscious-britons/

Or 'black island's with all the new solar panel farms  😀😀

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Re: 20/12/21
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 20 December, 2021 @ 12:33:46 »
If they could colour them green rather than black they'd fit in a lot better.

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Re: 20/12/21
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 20 December, 2021 @ 12:44:37 »
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Dominic Raab defends PM over No10 lockdown snap insisting staff were 'using the garden for WORK' because they were 'all wearing suits'...

Mr Raab told Times Radio: 'Downing Street used that garden as a place of work. They used it for work meetings...

'And sometimes they'll have a drink after a long day or a long week. And that's not against the regulations.'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10328229/Dominic-Raab-defends-Boris-Johnson-new-wine-cheese-photo.html


Er, "after" a long day... then the 'work meeting' has finished. Clearly, it's a pizza and plonk party.


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Re: 20/12/21
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 20 December, 2021 @ 15:57:16 »
It's my party and I'll lie if I want to, lie if I want to...



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Boris Johnson and staff pictured with wine in Downing Street garden in May 2020
Exclusive: photograph raises fresh questions for No 10 after denial of a social event at time of Covid restrictions

Boris Johnson has been pictured with wine and cheese alongside his wife and up to 17 staff in the Downing Street garden during lockdown, raising questions over No 10’s insistence a “work meeting” was taking place.

The photograph was shared with the Guardian following No 10’s denial last week that there was a social event on Friday 15 May 2020 including wine, spirits and pizza inside and outside the building. Johnson’s spokesman said Downing Street staff were working in the garden in the afternoon and evening.

However, the picture raises questions over that assertion. Bottles of wine are in evidence, there is a lack of social distancing and 19 people are gathered in groups across the Downing Street terrace and lawn.

At the time social mixing between households was limited to two people, who could only meet outdoors and at a distance of at least 2 metres. In workplaces, guidance said in-person meetings should only take place if “absolutely necessary”.

In the new image shared with the Guardian, Boris Johnson and Carrie, who appears to be holding their newborn baby, are seen sitting around a table with a cheeseboard and wine, along with two people believed to be a civil servant and an aide. Last week No 10 said Johnson was working in the garden before retiring to his flat at 7pm.

On that day Matt Hancock, then health secretary, had given a 5pm press conference urging people to stick to the rules and not take advantage of the good weather over the May weekend to socialise in groups.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/dec/19/boris-johnson-and-staff-pictured-with-wine-in-downing-street-garden-in-may-2020



Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

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Re: 20/12/21
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 20 December, 2021 @ 17:17:42 »
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Corfu inmates donate money to sick child accompanied with heartwarming messages

The mobilisation of inmates in Corfu was stirred by the news that a child is in danger of going blind and has to go abroad for specialised surgery.

According to ERT, the inmates collected the tokens they use for small purchases in the prison canteen to donate to the girl’s treatment!

Greek and foreign inmates, many of them lifers, managed to raise 260 euros, an amount that for the closed society of prison is a small fortune!

Many of them will be deprived for a long time to even of the opportunity to drink a coffee.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/12/20/corfu-inmates-sick-child/