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29/03/24
« on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 13:00:16 »
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = $ 0.8851 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1298 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1177 USD   £1 USD = 0.8946 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7132 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5837 €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   
Fri 29/03   20°/12°   06 km/h   02%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 30/03   22°/14°   11 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Sun 31/03   23°/16°   21 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Mon 01/04   25°/14°   18 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 02/04   21°/13°   18 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 03/04   21°/12°   17 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 04/04   20°/13°   16 km/h   03%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 05/04   21°/14°   16 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 06/04   22°/14°   13 km/h   04%   Sunny    
Sun 07/04   22°/14°   16 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
   
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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 13:07:22 »
Bit of drama in Vathy, Ithaka, yesterday morning when a German flagged sailing yacht was found semi submerged about 20 metres from the port wall. No passengers on board and no marine pollution observed, anti-pollution barrier placed around vessel.



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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 13:11:48 »
Mains electricity down between 08:30-15:30 Monday in Rifi, Damoulianata, Parisata, Monopolata, Kladata, Delaportata.

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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 13:14:36 »
Argostoli police yesterday afternoon arrested a local youth for theft of 250€ from a parked car early Wednesday.

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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 13:21:21 »
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Earthquake 5.7 Strikes Off Western Peloponnese, No Injuries, Damage

There were no injuries nor damage reported despite its intensity as a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit off the western Peloponnese, centered beneath the seabed near the Strofades islands, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Greece’s third largest city Patras.

It struck early March 29, said the Athens Geodynamic Institute, earthquakes common in Greece of small sizes, this one called moderate.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/a-moderately-strong-earthquake-has-struck-southern-greece-no-injuries-or-damage-have-been-reported/


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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 13:23:32 »
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Main defendant convicted in Kolonos minor’s rape case; mother acquitted of pimping

An Athens Mixed Jury Court on Friday rendered a guilty verdict against the defendant Ilias Michos, aged 55, for the rape of a 12-year-old girl, with a majority vote of five to two. The court disregarded the prosecutor’s recommendation for acquittal. Consequently, Michos now faces a life sentence.

Upon hearing the verdict, the mother of the young girl, residing in the Athens district of Kolonos, broke into tears. The court unanimously acquitted her of charges related to pornography. Moreover, she was absolved of a pimping charge by a majority of four votes to three, being found guilty only of misdemeanor-level blackmail.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1235044/ilias-michos-found-guilty-of-rape/

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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 13:25:41 »
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Mother convicted of murdering daughter in Patra

The Mixed Jury Court reached a verdict on Friday, finding Roula Pispirigou guilty in the murder of her eldest daughter, Georgina.

Both the jury and judges found the 35-year-old woman from Patra guilty as charged in the indictment. She was found guilty of murdering the 9-year-old girl in January 2022 and of attempting to murder her when the child was hospitalized at Karamandaneio Hospital in Patra the previous year.

Her initial attempt failed, leaving the child paralyzed. Later, Pispirigou administered ketamine, resulting in the child’s death at the Children’s Hospital.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1235047/mother-convicted-of-murdering-daughter-in-patra/

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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 13:30:44 »
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Secret papers reveal Post Office knew its court defence was false

A draft report uncovered by the BBC shows the Post Office spent £100m fighting sub-postmasters in court despite knowing its defence was untrue.

The document reveals the Post Office was shown evidence by 2017 that losses could be due to errors in the Horizon IT system or remote tampering.

But it kept arguing in the Bates v Post Office Ltd case that theft or mistakes by sub-postmasters must be to blame.

The Post Office said it would be "inappropriate" to comment.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68663750

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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 13:32:12 »
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Post Office: Police urged to investigate BBC report's findings

Former sub-postmasters and politicians have called for the Post Office to face a police investigation after BBC News revealed the company knew of flaws in its Horizon IT system.

A document shows bosses and lawyers knew of issues in 2017, but kept arguing sub-postmasters were to blame.

MP Kevan Jones said "the police need to start looking at this" specific point raised in the BBC investigation.

The Post Office earlier said it would be "inappropriate to comment".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68691257



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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 13:37:01 »
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Secret tape shows Paula Vennells was told about problems with Horizon and warned not to cover it up

A secret audio recording obtained by ITV News has revealed Post Office boss Paula Vennells was told directly about problems with the Horizon system and warned not to cover them up.

In a meeting with independent investigators from Second Sight on July 2, 2013, Ms Vennells was made aware of allegations that sub-postmaster branch accounts could be accessed remotely.

This is something the Post Office had denied for years.

She was also told by investigators that the company’s position in denying Horizon faults was both “dangerous” and "stupid", according to the recording.
https://www.itv.com/news/2024-03-28/secret-tape-reveals-paula-vennells-was-told-about-faulty-horizon-software


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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 13:38:53 »
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Man arrested after 50 dead animals dumped outside Hampshire village shop

WARNING: This story contains pictures and details which some may find distressing.
https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2024-03-29/man-arrested-after-50-dead-animals-dumped-outside-village-shop

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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 18:20:26 »
Rural doctor service available 10:00-13:00 Monday in Lakithra

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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 18:25:31 »
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Construction spikes on islands in 2023

Island municipalities issued the largest number of new building permits in 2023, with the top five comprising Lefkada and Zakynthos in the Ionian, Paros and Naxos in the Cyclades, and the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, according to the National Statistical Service of Greece (ELSTAT).
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1234990/construction-spikes-on-islands-in-2023/

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Re: 29/03/24
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 29 March, 2024 @ 18:28:19 »
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Mykonos falls victim to its own success

Despite promising signs for other parts of the country as regards the number of flights and seat bookings for the 2024 tourism season, Mykonos is seeing a decline in both indices for the second year in a row.

More specifically, according to scheduling plans for March-October by the carriers serving the destination, a 9.2% drop in the number of seats is foreseen this year compared to last, which had also seen a decline in bookings and flights. In contrast, for Greece as a whole, the number of airplane seats planned for the March-October season has risen 10.2% against 2023, figures from the Airdata Tracker of the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE) show.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1235018/mykonos-falls-victim-to-its-own-success/