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Twenty five new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, one on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8721 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0839 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1467 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9226 €UR

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 @

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Thu 19/05   22°/15°   35 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny, winds probable, storm possible
Fri 20/05   24°/17°   22 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sat 21/05   25°/16°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 22/05   26°/17°   20 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 23/05   26°/18°   16 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 24/05   27°/18°   15 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 25/05   27°/19°   14 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 26/05   28°/19°   14 km/h   05%   Sunny
Fri 27/05   27°/19°   13 km/h   13%   Mostly sunny
Sat 28/05   28°/18°   17 km/h   04%   Sunny


--- Quote ---Garden-related condoms launched to encourage OAPs to practise safe sex

A RANGE of garden-related condoms has been launched — to encourage older folk to practise safe sex.

They come in seed-style packaging covered in rude-looking produce in the hope they will counter a rise in STIs among over-65s.

STIs have more than doubled among over-65s in the past ten years.

Research via OnePoll found 43 per cent of older folk claiming to be at their most sexually liberated.

More than half (52 per cent) romp once or twice a week — while 16 per cent have considered sex toys.
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Welcome to the Hornicultural Society - read that carefully  ;)


--- Quote ---Chinese scientists find massive 630ft-deep sinkhole with an entire hidden forest inside
Sinkhole has trees as tall as 131ft with species possibly not been seen before

A massive 630ft-deep sinkhole has been found in China in which a stunning ancient forest range has been discovered by researchers with trees as tall as 131ft (40m) and could include species that have not been seen before.
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Lost World?


--- Quote ---Buyers should 'under no circumstances' take out large mortgages, warns property expert

Homebuyers should "under no circumstances" take out large mortgages to buy property, one of Britain's leading housing experts has warned.

Paul Cheshire, a former government adviser and emeritus professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, said the market was the most exposed to persistently falling prices since the early 1990s and predicted a nationwide drop of at least 10pc.

He warned prospective buyers from taking out big loans just as the market could be about to go into freefall.
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--- Quote ---The person in the room? Court mulls if elephant has human rights

Happy, by species, is an Asian elephant. But can she also be considered a person?

That question was before New York’s highest court on Wednesday in a closely watched case over whether a basic human right can be extended to an animal.

The advocates at the Nonhuman Rights Project say yes: Happy is an autonomous, cognitively complex elephant worthy of the right reserved in law for “a person”.

The Bronx Zoo, where Happy resides, says no: through an attorney, the zoo argues Happy is neither illegally imprisoned nor a person, but a well-cared-for elephant “respected as the magnificent creature she is.”

Happy has lived at the Bronx Zoo for 45 years.
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