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26/03/24
« on: Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 @ 00:54:21 »
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8866 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1279 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1169 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7139 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5834 €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 26/03   20°/14°   31 km/h   82%   Rain & winds probable   
Wed 27/03   22°/13°   27 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 28/03   18°/11°   20 km/h   15%   Sunny    
Fri 29/03   21°/12°   11 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 30/03   22°/13°   08 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Sun 31/03   22°/14°   12 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Mon 01/04   23°/16°   17 km/h   02%   Mostly sunny    
Tue 02/04   22°/14°   19 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 03/04   21°/15°   15 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 04/04   21°/14°   17 km/h   09%   Sun & cloud    
   

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Re: 26/03/24
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 @ 01:07:17 »
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2023 a year of negative weather records for Greece

Greece smashed a total of nine climate records in 2023, according to a recent report by Climatebook.gr, a website dedicated to the subject, with expert contributors.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1234500/2023-a-year-of-negative-weather-records-for-greece/

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Re: 26/03/24
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 @ 01:15:32 »
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Greek Island’s Only 2 Students Joined by Athens Kids for Parade

Parents and students from a primary school in the metropolitan area of Athens traveled to Agathonisi, a small island in Greece’s Aegean Sea, to participate in the island’s Greek Independence Day parade alongside the only two students from the local school of Agathonisi.
https://greekreporter.com/2024/03/25/greek-islands-only-2-students-joined-athens-kids-parade/

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Re: 26/03/24
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 @ 01:36:37 »
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Guernsey charity at 'loggerheads' with post-Brexit paperwork needed to get turtle home

An animal charity in Guernsey is facing challenges trying to return an endangered turtle to its native home of Gran Canaria.

The loggerhead turtle, which been named Barnacle Bill by staff at the GSPCA, washed up on the island's west coast in November following bad weather.

As the animal is on the endangered list, it needs export and import paperwork before it can be moved.

Two of the three documents have been signed by officials in Guernsey but the charity is still waiting for the Spanish government to provide import forms.

GSPCA manager Steve Byrne says there are different processes in place now: "Because we're now outside the EU [European Union], whereas we weren't before when we moved turtles, we may have to go via Madrid or another city in Europe for quarantine purposes.

"We may have to do extra tests on Barnacle Bill and future turtles, which we haven't previously had to do."
https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2024-03-25/spanish-turtle-stranded-in-guernsey-for-months-due-to-post-brexit-red-tape

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Re: 26/03/24
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 @ 17:01:10 »
Mains electricity supply down for maintenance between 08:00-15:00 tomorrow from outskirts of Vlakhata along Poros road towards Simotata and Sissia.
 

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Re: 26/03/24
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 @ 22:21:22 »
Osteoporosis checks available free of charge for residents in Municipality of Argostoli as follows:

01/04/24: Offices of the Directorate of Social Protection and Health, Sweden 11, Argostoli
02/04/24: Offices of the Directorate of Social Protection and Health, Sweden 11, Argostoli
03/04/24: Rural Clinic of Keramies
04/04/24: Rural Clinic of Keramies
05/04/24: Community Centre of Omala
08/04?24: Poros community centre

Appointments and information between 09:00-14:00 on 26710 22506

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Re: 26/03/24
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 @ 22:30:13 »
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Mobile Phones Banned in Greek Schools

In response to the escalating issue of digital-school bullying, the Ministry of Education has announced a crackdown on mobile phone use within Greece's schools, with penalties including potential permanent expulsion for offenders.

The prevalence of mobile phones among students has become a significant distraction in classrooms, exacerbating problems related to bullying and misconduct. Minister of Education Kyriakos Pierrakakis emphasised the need for decisive action, stating, "We will have to look at the context of the consequences."

Students caught posting videos on social media that expose or mock fellow students during school hours now face severe consequences, including permanent expulsion from school. Pierrakakis stressed that such measures aim to create safer school environments.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/03/26/mobile-phones-banned-in-greek-schools/

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Re: 26/03/24
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 @ 22:47:28 »
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Animal lover cared for hat bobble all night thinking it was a sick baby hedgehog

A worried animal lover burst into an animal rescue centre with an eerily still baby hedgehog she had desperately scooped up to safety from the side of the road.

Concerned it “hadn’t moved or pooped all night” despite being given cat food, she anxiously waited for the vet to come back into the lobby to deliver some painful news: “It’s not a hedgehog - it is a hat bobble.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hedgehog-hat-bobble-woman-mistake-rescue-b2518848.html

It was a kind thought, anyway.