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12/03/24
« on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 00:13:36 »
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = $ 0.8814 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1345 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1287 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7084 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5853 €UR
   
Based on National Bank of Greece exchange rates.   
Other banks likely to offer rates 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   
Tue 12/03   16°/10°   15 km/h   67%   Thunderstorms probable   
Wed 13/03   16°/11°   21 km/h   36%   Showers possible   
Thu 14/03   17°/10°   18 km/h   14%   Mostly sunny    
Fri 15/03   17°/09°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny    
Sat 16/03   18°/10°   13 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 17/03   18°/11°   10 km/h   09%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 18/03   18°/12°   17 km/h   06%   Mostly sunny    
Tue 19/03   18°/12°   14 km/h   11%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 20/03   19°/11°   15 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 21/03   19°/12°   16 km/h   23%   Sun & cloud    
   

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 01:04:00 »
Eight little wobbles on Kef yesterday between 00:00-23:59 Kef local time: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 01:08:57 »
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Over-40s urged to get free blood pressure checks

The NHS wants more people over 40 to get a blood pressure check, saying there are millions who do not realise they have dangerously high levels.

Often, there are no warning symptoms and it is thought about a third of cases are undiagnosed - that is 4.2 million people in England alone.

Sometimes called a "silent killer", high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Free checks are available at many local pharmacies and GP surgeries.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-68510576

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 01:11:34 »
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Apple Vision Pro deployed for first medical procedure in UK

Surgeons have used Apple's new virtual reality (VR) goggles to carry out an operation for the first time in the UK.

A team at the private Cromwell Hospital in London used the Apple Vision Pro headset to operate on a patient's spine.

A nurse working alongside the surgeon wore the device to help prepare, keep track of the cervical foraminotomy posterior procedure and choose the right tools.

The device allowed the nurse to see the real world while superimposing an augmented reality (AR) digital overlay that displayed information such as the patient's vitals.
https://www.avinteractive.com/territories-news/uki/apple-vision-pro-deployed-for-first-medical-procedure-in-uk-11-03-2024/

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 02:43:32 »
Really not sure this extension doesn't reduce value rather than increase it: Des res?

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 08:50:50 »
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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 12:41:30 »
Really not sure this extension doesn't reduce value rather than increase it: Des res?

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 17:26:46 »
Mains electricity liable to be down between 08:30-15:00 tomorrow in Dellaportata, Favatata, Kaminarata, Mantoukata, Monopolata up to Holy Monastery of Kypoureion.

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 17:28:56 »
Mains water supply off between 08:00-14:00 tomorrow in Havriata, Paliki.

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 17:35:26 »
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AEGEAN Airlines Launches Extensive Search for Missing Kitten

Chania, Greece - Aegean Airlines has launched an extensive search for a missing kitten named Rodri, who disappeared during an AEGEAN flight from Chania to Munich via Athens.

The incident occurred when Rodri's carrier was damaged during the flight. The airline immediately initiated a search upon realizing the kitten was missing, coordinating with airport authorities and deploying its dedicated airport personnel.

The search for Rodri is ongoing, and the airline is committed to providing updates as they become available.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/03/12/aegean-airlines-launches-extensive-search-for-missing-kitten/

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 17:36:36 »
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Greece Takes Action: Vehicles Confiscated for Speeding Infractions

In a sweeping move aimed at curbing reckless driving and enhancing road safety, Greece has implemented stringent measures against speeding motorists. Since March, a new law has been enforced, authorizing the impoundment of vehicles traveling at dangerously high speeds.
https://www.novinite.com/articles/224792/Greece+Takes+Action%3A+Vehicles+Confiscated+for+Speeding+Infractions

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 17:38:58 »
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Warning pet owners could be overpaying for medicine

Pet owners may not be given basic information like price lists online and are not always informed of the cost of treatment at a vets before agreeing to it, a watchdog has warned.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) checked thousands of practice websites and found more than 80% had no pricing information.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68534697

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 21:10:02 »
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Giant stinging jellyfish spotted off Rhodes

Scientists on Rhodes have confirmed that four nomad jellyfish, a large species that can cause very painful injuries to humans, have been found in waters around the Dodecanese island in the last 24 hours.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1233899/giant-stinging-jellyfish-spotted-off-rhodes/

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 21:13:08 »
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Paid afternoon surgeries in public hospitals get under way

Afternoon surgeries for a fee in the country’s public hospitals started on Tuesday, as part of Health Ministry efforts to boost the National Health System (ESY) and make it more attractive to surgeons and anesthetists.

There are currently 102,634 patients waiting for surgery, of whom 43% have been waiting up to four months, 31% 4-12 months and 26% over a year.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1233825/paid-afternoon-surgeries-in-public-hospitals-get-under-way/

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 21:14:41 »
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Greece Cracks Down on Violence Against Medical Workers

Greece is taking a strong stance against violence towards healthcare workers with the upcoming enforcement of stricter penalties in the new Criminal Code. This reform coincides with Pan-European Day of Awareness against violence against health workers.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/03/13/greece-cracks-down-on-violence-against-medical-workers/


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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 21:19:39 »
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Fukuyama residents warned not to touch cat after chemical tank fall

Residents of a city in western Japan have been warned to stay away from a cat after it fell into a tank of poisonous chemicals.

The warning comes after a factory worker found yellow paw prints leading away from the container.

Security footage was then reviewed and the cat could been seen running away, leaving a trail of paw prints.

Officials in Fukuyama have asked the public to stay away from the animal and report any sightings to the police.

It is thought the curious feline had been in a vat of hexavalent chromium, a highly acidic and carcinogenic chemical which is orange and brown in colour.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-68547839

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Re: 12/03/24
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 @ 21:29:03 »
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Snake the length of a fully grown giraffe dumped with 26 others by road

More than two dozen snakes, including one that is 17ft (5.2m) long, have been found dead, dumped beside a road in rural Wales.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after 27 snakes and four chickens were discovered dumped at the side of a road in boxes, bin bags and pillowcases.

The snakes, which ranged in length from 1ft (1m) to 17ft (5.2m) – equivalent to the height of a fully grown giraffe – were found in Waterston, Pembrokeshire, in south-west Wales.

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said it was one of the worst cases he has had to deal with in 25 years.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/snakes-waterston-pembrokeshire-wales-box-b2511319.html