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02/12/22
« on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 04:41:24 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8829 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0768 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1326 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9287 €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 @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Fri 02/12   18°/14°   06 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Sat 03/12   17°/15°   19 km/h   84%   Showers probable
Sun 04/12   17°/14°   28 km/h   92%   Rain probable
Mon 05/12   18°/13°   16 km/h   73%   Light rain probable
Tue 06/12   18°/13°   11 km/h   54%   Showers probable
Wed 07/12   18°/14°   15 km/h   76%   Light rain probable
Thu 08/12   19°/16°   24 km/h   73%   Thunderstorms probable
Fri 09/12   20°/15°   27 km/h   63%   Rain & thunder probable
Sat 10/12   19°/14°   26 km/h   60%   Thunderstorms probable
Sun 11/12   19°/14°   22 km/h   52%   Scattered thunderstorms probable


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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 04:52:12 »
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Labour hold City of Chester seat in Rishi Sunak's first electoral test
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63825130

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 04:55:12 »
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Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny trailer released as Harrison Ford reprises legendary role

The film, which will be released next June and was previously known as Indiana Jones 5, comes more than 40 years after Harrison Ford first played the title role in Raiders Of The Lost Ark in 1981.

The trailer for the much-anticipated sequel showed multiple action sequences, including 80-year-old Ford riding a horse through New York City and onto the subway tracks.

Ford's horseback chase was filmed in Glasgow.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-12-01/indiana-jones-trailer-released-as-harrison-ford-reprise-legendary-role



https://youtu.be/ZfVYgWYaHmE?t=1

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 05:06:21 »
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Stunning images shortlisted for top wildlife photography award

From pair of red foxes sharing an intimate nuzzle, to polar bear cub basking in sea of flowers, you can now vote in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/wildlife-photos-award-natural-history-museum-b2236199.html

Some great photos, although no. 10 is a bit distressing.

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 14:56:28 »
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Survey shows superstition still has a hold in Greece

Superstition appears to be alive and kicking in Greece, with an impressive four in 10 people believing in witchcraft and the evil eye.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1199245/survey-shows-superstition-still-has-a-hold-in-greece/

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 14:59:05 »
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Tie the knot on your keyboard

Civil marriage licenses can now be ordered online from the local authorities of the municipalities where the couple live and issued in an individual’s digital inbox (my.gov.gr) at the government’s public services portal.

Either half of the couple may apply for the license on online using their Taxisnet and e-banking codes and filling out the relevant form, before paying the fee, and submitting it.

Additionally, prospective newlyweds ought to look for a list of the municipalities that have joined Gov.gr, as not all have done so yet.

So far, 159 of the 332 municipalities in Greece are offering the service via Gov.gr.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1199249/tie-the-knot-on-your-keyboard/

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 15:05:20 »
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Sajid Javid to stand down as MP at next election
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63835091

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 15:08:32 »
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Third primary school child dies from invasive strep A in the UK in space of a week
https://www.itv.com/news/london/2022-12-02/third-primary-school-child-dies-from-invasive-strep-a

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 15:17:01 »
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Student died after being bitten by spider

A teenage student died after being bitten by a spider at his university digs, just months after his housemate complained about a similar incident. 

In what is believed to be one of the UK’s first spider-related deaths, Harry Bolton, 19 contracted fatal sepsis within days of being bitten on the back in October last year. 

The household had previously notified their landlord about a possible spider invasion when another housemate suffered a bad reaction from a bite, Hull Coroner’s Court heard. 

An inspection of the house on Chancellor’s Walk was carried out following the complaint in August, but it found no sign of an infestation. 

After Mr Bolton's death, pest control was called for the peace of mind of the tenants and a survey was carried out, the court heard.

Sticky traps were laid out. It revealed that there was a normal number of insects in the house given the time of the year.

Deaths related to spider bites are virtually unprecedented in the UK. 

In 2014, Pat Gough-Irwin, 60, died after being bitten by a false widow spider at her Hampshire home. 

It is the only known death suspected to have been linked to a spider bite in the UK for at least the last 30 years. 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/12/02/spider-bite-suspected-have-caused-university-students-death/

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 15:31:08 »
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Sky TV viewers who fast forward adverts face £5 charge

Sky will charge customers £5 if they fast forward through adverts, the broadcaster has announced.

From 1 December, all Sky Glass and Sky Stream users will see the additional charge for the Ad Skipping feature added to their monthly bills unless they opt out.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/sky-tv-adverts-ad-skipping-fee-b2237552.html


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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 15:44:26 »
Well that's one to avoid then, i refuse to watch anything that i cannot skip the mind numbing ads.

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 16:53:40 »
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Strep A: Fourth child dies from bacterial disease
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-63835595


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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 16:58:48 »
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What is Strep A and what are the symptoms to look out for?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-63836093

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 17:14:10 »
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A UK tree provides hundreds of pounds of benefits a year, report finds

The huge value of trees standing alone and in small groups in the UK has been revealed in a new report, which found they provide billions of pounds worth of benefits to people every year. The trees capture climate-heating CO2, reduce toxic air pollution and slow the flow of rainwater, cutting flood risks.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/02/a-uk-tree-provides-hundreds-of-pounds-of-benefits-a-year-report-finds

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #14 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 17:18:55 »
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Food waste: green vegetable and potato crop glut after mild UK autumn
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/02/food-waste-green-vegetable-potato-crop-glut-mild-uk-autumn

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Re: 02/12/22
« Reply #15 on: Friday, 02 December, 2022 @ 19:36:30 »
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Six children die with Strep A bacterial infection
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-63840591

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Re: 02/12/22
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Weather tracker: Storm Ariel brings heavy rain and lightning to Greece

Low pressure disrupts water and power supplies in Thessaloniki as meteorological winter begins
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/02/weather-tracker-storm-ariel-heavy-rain-lightning-greece