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14/03/24
« on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 00:05:53 »
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = $ 0.8833 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1321 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1304 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7067 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5859 €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   
Thu 14/03   17°/11°   19 km/h   09%   Sunny    
Fri 15/03   17°/10°   15 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Sat 16/03   18°/11°   10 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 17/03   18°/10°   14 km/h   18%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 18/03   19°/11°   16 km/h   09%   Sunny    
Tue 19/03   18°/12°   13 km/h   16%   Mostly cloudy    
Wed 20/03   19°/12°   15 km/h   09%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 21/03   19°/12°   11 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 22/03   19°/13°   16 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 23/03   19°/13°   21 km/h   48%   Showers possible   
   

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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 00:12:07 »
Twelve little wobbles on Kef yesterday between 00:00-23:59: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch

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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 00:23:46 »
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Shortage of skilled and experienced workers in Greek tourism industry

With less than two months to go before the start of the summer tourist season, industry operators are worried about the final number of workers who will drive Greece’s heaviest industry forward. After all, this year was preceded by a difficult 2023 with significant labor shortages. According to a survey conducted by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts on behalf of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, one in five jobs at Greek hotels remained unfilled last year.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1233855/shortage-of-skilled-and-experienced-workers-in-greek-tourism-industry/

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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 18:41:51 »
Karnavali road closures:

15/03/24 Friday in Argostoli: vehicles prohibited between 19:00-21:00 on
Odos A Metaxa from Lithostrotou to Odos A Tritsi
Odos A Tritsi from A Metaxa to A Xoida
both sides of entire length of R Vergoti


16/03/24 Saturday in Lixouri: ban on parking from 15:00 and ban on traffic from 19:00 to end of events on
Typaldos from B Haritatou to junction with T Mpasia / E Venizelou
E Venizelou to G Lambraki
Iroon Polytechniou Street along its entire length
A Laskaratou from Iroon Polytechniou to Plateias Ethnikis Antistasis (National Resistance Square)
around perimeter of Plateias Ethnikis Antistasis


17/03/24 Sunday in Argostoli: vehicles prohibited between 14:00-16:00 on
both sides of entire length of R Vergoti


17/03/24 Sunday in Lixouri: parking prohibited from 10:00 and traffic prohibited from 12:00 to end of events on
E. Venizelou from Typaldou Mpassia to G. Lambraki
Iroon Polytechniou end to end
A. Laskaratou from Iroon Polytechniou the National Bank of Lixouri
Mantzavinatou Street from A. Laskaratou to Typaldou Mpasia
A. Evagelatou from Rizospaston to S. Typaldou
Typaldou Mpasia from Lavraga Street to S. Louzi Street
around the perimeter of Plateias Ethnikis Antistasis

Reversal of traffic direction from 13:00 until end of the events on the following streets:
A. Evagelatos Street from Rizospaston to Typaldos


18/03/24 Monday in Sami: parking and vehicles prohibited between 11:00-16:00 on
I. Metaxa Street from Eptanisou to junction with the coastal road.


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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 19:05:06 »
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Police cracks down on illegal airport transport services

Tourists visiting Athens are advised against using private transport services that do not have proper taxi licenses, following a crackdown on mini-vans carrying paying passengers to and from Athens airport.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1234071/total-fines-of-285000-euros-on-42-vans-illegally-offering-taxi-services/

Probably not insured if no taxi licence.

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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 19:09:15 »
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You’ve got mail, from AADE

About 1,500 taxpayers have received emails asking them to justify to the tax administration the huge differences that arise between their declared taxable income and expenses that they seem to have incurred.

All the above taxpayers, mostly professionals, have one thing in common: They declared incomes of less than 10,000 euros in 2022, while at the same time their expenses are many times higher. For some the annual expenses amount to €30,000, for others €100,000, while there are also cases of expenses from €150,000 to €300,000.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1233998/youve-got-mail-from-aade/


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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 19:13:15 »
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MEGANISI: Turkish industrialist Halit Cıngıllıoglu is investing in the Ionian Sea paradise island

A permanent resident of the Principality of Monaco, Halit Cıngıllıoglu, together with his wife, Zekiye, established the company "Meganisi Hidden Resort," which acquired ​​33 acres in the area of ​​Makria Pounta in Meganisi.

One of Turkey's big business names, with investments in energy, finance, and real estate, has now set his eyes on the Ionian Sea, specifically in Meganisi.

The new company's main focus will be real estate and short-term accommodation rental services. It plans to expand into the hospitality sector and reach more popular destinations throughout Greece.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/03/14/halit-cingillioglu-meganisi/

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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 19:19:55 »
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Greek Prosecutor Wants Mother Convicted For Sexually Exploiting Daughter

After recommending a 52-year-0ld shopkeeper be acquitted of raping and pimping a 12-year-old girl, a Greek prosecutor said her mother should be convicted for sexual abuse and exploitation.

That came after a secret two-month long procedure in a case which rocked Greek society after it was revealed that 213 men showed interest in having sex with the girl and 26 defendants accused of doing so.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greek-prosecutor-wants-mother-convicted-for-sexually-exploiting-daughter/

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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 19:34:14 »
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Liz Truss went on paid-for £20k trip for 'gathering of great minds' run by little-known US group
https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2024-03-14/liz-truss-went-on-20k-trip-to-private-island-for-gathering-of-great-minds

Liz Truss..... 'gathering of great minds'.....   :rofl: :pml: :rofl: :pml: :rofl:

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Re: 14/03/24
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US rancher used tissue and testicles to breed ‘giant’ sheep to sell for hunting
Arthur Schubarth, 80, pleads guilty to trafficking in ‘audacious’ and unlawful scheme to cross-breed sheep for lucrative sale

A Montana rancher illegally used tissue and testicles from wild sheep killed by hunters in central Asia and the US to breed “giant” hybrid sheep for sale to private hunting preserves in Texas, according to court documents and federal prosecutors.

Arthur “Jack” Schubarth, 80, of Vaughn, Montana, pleaded guilty to felony charges of wildlife trafficking and conspiracy to traffic wildlife during an appearance Tuesday before a federal judge in Great Falls.

Each count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/13/montana-rancher-tissue-testicles-giant-hybrid-sheep

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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 20:22:29 »
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Holidaymakers going to Greece warned to follow strict new beach rules this summer

The Mediterranean hotspot has approved a new beach bill which will affect tourists visiting on holiday.
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/holidaymakers-going-greece-warned-follow-32350597

Either I or the reporter doesn't understand who the new law is aimed at.

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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 20:26:18 »
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Archaeologists in Greece uncover shipwrecks dating back to 3000 BC

In a recent announcement by the Greek Ministry of Culture, archaeologists conducting underwater research near the southern Aegean island of Kasos have discovered the remains of 10 shipwrecks spanning from the Hellenistic period to the Ottoman era.

According to the statement, these shipwrecks are believed to have carried goods from Spain, Italy and the shores of Africa. They date back to between 3000 B.C. and A.D. 300.
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/archaeologists-in-greece-uncover-shipwrecks-dating-back-to-3000-bc/news

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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 20:28:32 »
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20% of Alcoholic Beverages in Greece Are Illegal or Adulterated

One in five alcoholic beverages consumed in Greece is adulterated and contraband, which is twice the world average, the Association of Alcoholic Beverage Companies (ENEAP) said on Wednesday.

Adulterated alcoholic beverages are legal alcoholic products that have been illicitly tampered with, for instance, by criminally diluting them with water, purposely putting them into new containers to conceal their true origin, or adding toxic substances to manipulate the quality of the alcoholic beverages.

ENEAP says that illegal products exceed 20 percent of the domestic consumption of alcoholic beverages when international organizations calculate the average in the world market at 11 percent.

This percentage does not include bulk illegal tsipouro and similar spirits circulating in the Greek market.
https://greekreporter.com/2024/03/14/alcoholic-beverages-greece-illegal-adulterated/

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Re: 14/03/24
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 @ 23:47:01 »
Doctors at Argostoli hospital are increasingly concerned about what appears to be targeted thefts as the hospital.

Additional CCTV cameras to be installed and monitored 24/7, a security company to be engaged and windows to doctors' quarters to be secured.