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25/02/24
« on: Sunday, 25 February, 2024 @ 01:02:31 »
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8848 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1301 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1166 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7062 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5860 €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   
Sun 25/02   17°/12°   33 km/h   87%   Thundershowers and strong winds probable
Mon 26/02   18°/11°   19 km/h   48%   Showers possible   
Tue 27/02   18°/12°   13 km/h   14%   Mostly cloudy    
Wed 28/02   19°/13°   23 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 29/02   18°/10°   28 km/h   93%   Rain and/or thunder probable, winds probable
Fri 01/03   17°/11°   13 km/h   48%   Showers possible   
Sat 02/03   17°/10°   17 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny    
Sun 03/03   17°/10°   14 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 04/03   17°/10°   14 km/h   16%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 05/03   17°/11°   15 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    


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Re: 25/02/24
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 25 February, 2024 @ 14:32:52 »
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Police investigating deaths of four cats in Spetses

Police on the island of Spetses, in southern Greece, is investigating the deaths of four stray cats in the area of Agios Eleftherios on Saturday.

The inquiry was launched after a local resident found the bodies of the animals last Friday morning and alerted the police. The bodies were taken to a veterinary clinic and authorities ordered a series of tests to determine the cause of death.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1232537/police-investigating-deaths-of-four-cats-in-spetses/

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Re: 25/02/24
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 25 February, 2024 @ 14:38:48 »
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Bill to tax multinational firms

The Greek government is proceeding with the imposition of an additional tax at a rate of 15% on multinational companies and subsidiaries operating in Greece with annual revenues exceeding 750 million euros, from which they estimate that they can collect the amount of €80 million.

The draft law was put up for public consultation on Thursday night and will be submitted to the Parliament in the first 10 days of March.

In Greece there are 19 Greek business groups and 900-950 subsidiaries of foreign groups which exceeded €750 million in consolidated turnover for at least two of the last four years.

Essentially, this is about the integration of a European directive, through which Greece will harmonize with the rest of the EU countries and the relevant OECD initiative.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1232474/bill-to-tax-multinational-firms/

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Re: 25/02/24
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 25 February, 2024 @ 14:50:31 »
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Pensioners urged to check eligibility for £299 cost-of-living payment

Hundreds of thousands of pensioners have been urged to check if they are eligible for a cost-of-living payment that ends in less than two weeks.

About 880,000 eligible UK households can secure an extra £299 if they claim pension credit by March 5, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said.

Pension Credit averages more than £3,900 a year and aims to help low-income individuals who have reached state pension age with their day-to-day expenses.

It guarantees a minimum weekly income of £201.05 for single pensioners and £306.85 for couples.

There is additional help is available for those with disabilities or caring responsibilities.
https://www.itv.com/news/2024-02-24/pensioners-urged-to-check-eligibility-for-299-cost-of-living-payment

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Re: 25/02/24
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 25 February, 2024 @ 15:38:43 »
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MInister: The aim is to make fishing and fish-farming a key pillar of the economy

Rural Development and Foods Minister Lefteris Avgenakis on Saturday declared the start of the first "Blue Horizons" conference jointly dealing with fishing, fish-farming, and fishing tourism, organized by the agriculture ministry. He said the aim was to formulate a national strategy on fishing and fish farming that would make these sectors the dominant pillars of the new economic and production model of the Greek economy, ANA reports.

Avgenakis said the ministry's goal was to take fishing "off the picture postcards" and turn it into a key industry while pointing out that the Greek fishing fleet was the largest in the EU and the sole source of income for 15,000 Greeks.
https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/thematic-tourism/49964-minister-the-aim-is-to-make-fishing-and-fish-farming-a-key-pillar-of-the-economy.html

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Re: 25/02/24
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 25 February, 2024 @ 16:54:39 »
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Dog ‘eaten alive by fleas’ after owner neglected him for months

The owner of a neglected dog who was “eaten alive by fleas” has been banned from keeping pets.

Darren Hughes, 48, had left his Chewie, a Shih Tzu, abandoned and suffering for several months at his home in Islington, Highbury Corner Magistrates Court heard.

A member of the public found Chewie collapsed and took him to the vet, where he was diagnosed with a heavy flea burden and iron deficiency.

The vet was forced to put Chewie to sleep to end his suffering, the RSPCA said.

Mr Huges... was banned indefinitely from keeping all animals and was sentenced to 18 weeks in custody, suspended for 18 months. He was also fined a victim surcharge of £154.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dog-fleas-animal-neglect-rspca-b2502139.html

"banned indefinitely from keeping all animals and sentenced to 18 weeks in custody, suspended for 18 months... also fined a victim surcharge of £154": A slap on the pandies  :oki:



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Re: 25/02/24
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 25 February, 2024 @ 19:39:18 »
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Post Office hires ex-police to check its investigators in Horizon scandal

The Post Office has hired investigators, including some ex-police, to look at its own staff's previous work investigating the Horizon scandal.

The new team will look at allegations against current and past employees involved in the prosecution of sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses.

Concerns about conduct have been raised during an ongoing public inquiry.

A spokesperson said it was aware of the human cost of the scandal.

Relevant findings from the internal investigation could be passed on to authorities, including the police, or acted upon by the Post Office itself.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68382976