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05/01/22
« on: Wednesday, 05 January, 2022 @ 03:23:57 »
Ninety one new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, five on Ithaka.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.161
1 USD = € 0.8608

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
Wed 05/01   17°/14°   19 km/h   16%   Sun & cloud
Thu 06/01   17°/13°   20 km/h   39%   Showers possible
Fri 07/01   16°/11°   22 km/h   96%   Rain & thunder probable
Sat 08/01   14°/10°   16 km/h   94%   Rain probable
Sun 09/01   13°/09°   19 km/h   78%   Light rain probable
Mon 10/01   14°/10°   20 km/h   77%   Light rain probable
Tue 11/01   14°/09°   22 km/h   57%   Showers probable
Wed 12/01   14°/09°   11 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Thu 13/01   13°/09°   14 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Fri 14/01   13°/10°   21 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 05/01/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 05 January, 2022 @ 03:32:06 »
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Boris Johnson rejects energy bill VAT cuts to help struggling families
Tory MPs hit back after Prime Minister says such a move would help ‘a lot of people who perhaps don’t need the support’

Boris Johnson has indicated that he will not cut VAT on energy bills because it would help “a lot of people who perhaps don’t need the support” with rising living costs.

The Prime Minister on Tuesday night dismissed demands to enact the move to help struggling families, amid fears that residential energy bills could double to £2,000 in April when the price cap is set to rise.

His intervention sparked a backlash among Tory MPs, who have insisted that slashing VAT from energy bills should be a “Brexit dividend” now Britain has quit the European Union, which mandates the tax is levied at a minimum of five per cent.

Speaking at a televised Downing Street press conference, Mr Johnson was challenged about a vow he himself made in May 2016 to scrap VAT from energy bills if Britons voted Leave.

He denied having misled voters with his previous remarks.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/01/04/boris-johnson-rejects-energy-bill-vat-cuts-help-struggling-families/

Brexit promises... worth as much as nine bob notes.

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Re: 05/01/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 05 January, 2022 @ 18:10:11 »
Eighty three new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia today by EODY, two on Ithaka.

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Re: 05/01/22
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 05 January, 2022 @ 18:18:40 »
From what I can find out, the Blessing of The Waters ceremonies will be held in churches tomorrow, the only place I can find to have an actual Blessing of The Water will be at the Drapano bridge, 11:00 AFAIK.

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Re: 05/01/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 05 January, 2022 @ 18:31:22 »
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Italy returns Parthenon fragment to Greece amid UK row over marbles
Loan deal could renew pressure on Britain to repatriate ancient Parthenon marbles to Athens

Italy is returning a fragment belonging to the Parthenon’s eastern frieze to Greece in a breakthrough deal that could renew pressure on Britain to repatriate the 2,500-year-old Parthenon marbles removed by Lord Elgin in the early 19th century.

The marble fragment, which depicts the foot of a goddess, either Peitho or Artemis, peeking out from beneath an elaborate tunic, is currently held at the Antonino Salinas Regional Archaeological Museum in Palermo, Sicily. It was originally bought by the University of Palermo from the widow of Robert Fagan, the British consul for Sicily and Malta, after his death in 1816.

The artefact is being returned on a four-year loan as part of a cultural exchange agreement between Sicily and Greece, with the intention for the loan period to be extended by a further four years. However, the move back to Greece could eventually become permanent.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/jan/05/italy-returns-parthenon-marbles-fragment-greece-uk-row