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27/03/24
« on: Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 @ 00:10:34 »
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = $ 0.8857 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1290 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1184 USD   £1 USD = 0.8941 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7113 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5843 €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   
Wed 27/03   22°/13°   28 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny    
Thu 28/03   19°/12°   17 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Fri 29/03   21°/12°   10 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 30/03   23°/14°   09 km/h   03%   Sunny    
Sun 31/03   23°/15°   15 km/h   03%   Sunny    
Mon 01/04   24°/16°   16 km/h   02%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 02/04   22°/14°   15 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 03/04   20°/13°   16 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 04/04   21°/13°   15 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 05/04   21°/14°   18 km/h   11%   Sun & cloud    
   

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Re: 27/03/24
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 @ 14:38:00 »
Corinth Canal opens for the summer season on 01 May

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Re: 27/03/24
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 @ 14:48:04 »
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Boat Race rowers told not to enter Thames due to high levels of E. coli

Rowers taking part in the 2024 Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge in London are among rowing clubs that have been told not to enter the Thames after high levels of E. coli were found.

Crews have also been warned to cover blisters, and wear footwear when getting in and out of the boat.

Pressure group River Action said tests indicated the bacteria came from sewage directly discharged into the river.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-68674088

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Re: 27/03/24
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 @ 14:53:32 »
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‘Pushed to the limit’: the tiny Greek island in people smugglers’ sights

Even by the standards of small Greek islands, Gavdos is tiny. In a population of fewer than 70 people, there are just two families with four children. The rest “are all old people mostly living alone”, its mayor, Lilian Stefanaki, explains.

It is a micro-world that in the depths of winter is served by a single school, a bakery, two mini-markets and four kafeneia cum tavernas. The remote island – separated from the coast of Crete by frequently unpredictable waters in the Libyan Sea – is watched over by Efsevios Daskalakis, who for much of the year is its sole police officer.

But recently life on Gavdos has been a little less quiet than usual.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/mar/27/how-people-smugglers-set-sights-on-tiny-greek-island-gavdos

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Re: 27/03/24
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 @ 19:10:22 »
Mains electricity supply down between 08:30-15:30 tomorrow in Rifi, Damoulianata, Parisata, Monopolata, Kladata, Delaportata


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Re: 27/03/24
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 @ 19:22:10 »
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Fish ‘full of contraceptive pill, antidepressants and cocaine’ after sewage spills

Professor Alex Ford told Good Morning Britain... "“In the marine life, we are finding they are full of drugs - contraceptive pills, antidepressants - every single marine species that we’ve looked at so far is full of cocaine."
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/uk-sewage-spills-treatment-works-b2519309.html

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Re: 27/03/24
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 @ 19:24:41 »
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Apple releases macOS 14.4.1 Sonoma update to fix USB Hub and Java issues
https://www.ghacks.net/2024/03/27/apple-releases-macos-14-4-1-sonoma-update-to-fix-usb-hub-and-java-issues/

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Re: 27/03/24
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 @ 19:28:57 »
Unidentified, fully clothed, female aged around 80 y-o recovered this morning from the sea at Lipasmmas bay, Drapetsona.