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26/11/22
« on: Saturday, 26 November, 2022 @ 04:24:11 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8851 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0725 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1298 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9324 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate 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
Sat 26/11   18°/12°   22 km/h   72%   Showers probable
Sun 27/11   16°/11°   28 km/h   10%   Cloudy
Mon 28/11   15°/11°   16 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Tue 29/11   17°/13°   20 km/h   82%   Light rain probable
Wed 30/11   16°/13°   25 km/h   92%   Rain probable
Thu 01/12   18°/13°   15 km/h   78%   Showers probable
Fri 02/12   18°/13°   12 km/h   13%   Sun & cloud
Sat 03/12   17°/13°   14 km/h   64%   Light rain probable
Sun 04/12   18°/13°   13 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Mon 05/12   18°/13°   15 km/h   49%   Showers possible


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Re: 26/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 26 November, 2022 @ 11:44:20 »
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Motorist dies in a collision with wild boar

A 25-year-old motorist lost his life on Friday evening after his vehicle collided with an injured wild boar on a provincial road in Thessaly.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1198846/motorist-dies-in-a-collision-with-wild-boar/

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Re: 26/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 26 November, 2022 @ 11:48:14 »
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State pension age set to rise to 68 in Treasury’s ‘big bazooka’ cash grab
Government considers increasing upper limit a few years earlier than planned under plans to raise tens of billions of pounds

The pension age will rise to 68 a few years earlier than planned, under government proposals. 

The age at which Britons receive their state pension is set to increase to 67 by 2028 and 68 by 2039, but ministers want to pull that forward to the mid-2030s.

It would mean that people currently in their mid-50s having to wait a year longer than expected before receiving their pension, potentially disrupting scores of retirement plans.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/11/25/state-pension-age-set-rise-68-treasurys-big-bazooka-cash-grab/


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Re: 26/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 26 November, 2022 @ 14:49:45 »
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Several people feared dead after landslide on Italian island of Ischia

Naples prefect says deaths yet to be confirmed and no bodies had been recovered after severe storm in Gulf of Naples
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/26/deaths-confirmed-after-landslide-on-island-of-ischia-italy

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Re: 26/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 26 November, 2022 @ 18:15:21 »
Early yesterday a sailing yacht was found washed up on a stretch of rocky coast  between Myrtos ans Assos, from what I can make out there were no crew/passengers on board but there were life jackets and opened food packages. Possibly one that's broken loose from its moorings and drifted on the tide
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« Last Edit: Saturday, 26 November, 2022 @ 18:18:56 by Maik »

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Re: 26/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 26 November, 2022 @ 20:34:10 »


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World Olive Tree Day

World Olive Tree Day was proclaimed at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in 2019 and takes place on 26 November every year.

The olive tree, specifically the olive branch, holds an important place in the minds of men and women. Since ancient times, it has symbolized peace, wisdom and harmony and as such is important not just to the countries where these noble trees grow, but to people and communities around the world.
https://www.unesco.org/en/days/world-olive-tree