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30/11/22
« on: Wednesday, 30 November, 2022 @ 02:53:36 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8881 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0677 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1260 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9366 €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
Wed 30/11   16°/13°   24 km/h   99%   Rain probable
Thu 01/12   17°/13°   15 km/h   71%   Light rain probable
Fri 02/12   18°/13°   06 km/h   09%   Mostly cloudy
Sat 03/12   18°/14°   17 km/h   84%   Light rain probable
Sun 04/12   18°/14°   26 km/h   88%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 05/12   18°/13°   12 km/h   81%   Showers probable
Tue 06/12   18°/12°   11 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Wed 07/12   18°/13°   16 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Thu 08/12   19°/15°   23 km/h   60%   Rain & thunder probable
Fri 09/12   19°/14°   23 km/h   60%   Thunderstorms probable


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Re: 30/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 30 November, 2022 @ 12:30:37 »
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Gunmen open fire at chasing police car

A police patrol car was struck by gunshots during a pursuit near the town of Arta in northern Greece late Tuesday.

According to a police report, the officers were on patrol near the village of Kypseli at about 9.30 p.m. local time when they attempted to pull over a vehicle without license plates and three men inside.

The car failed to stop for police, which resulted in a pursuit. During the chase, one of the suspects fired a number of shots towards the police car with what is believed to be a Kalashnikov rifle. 

None of the officers were injured and the three men fled.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1199109/gunmen-open-fire-at-chasing-police-car/

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Re: 30/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 30 November, 2022 @ 12:38:02 »
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Inside the ‘battery farms’ where puppies are exploited by criminals for cash

Locked up, rarely fed and with little human interaction; this is the reality of illegal puppy breeding farms.

In a cold farm shed in central Scotland, dogs are living without fresh food or water, used solely to make money.

The illegal trade is worth £13 million in Scotland alone and is being linked to wider organised criminal gang networks.

ITV News was given exclusive access to a joint Scottish SPCA and Police Scotland raid on a low welfare facility.

While there, we were shown awful conditions with dogs living amongst their own faeces, empty crates to sleep on with a continuous cold winter wind and dim lighting.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-11-30/inside-the-battery-farms-where-puppies-are-exploited-by-criminals-for-cash

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Re: 30/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 30 November, 2022 @ 12:59:29 »
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Death row inmates sue Japan over ‘cruel’ executions by hanging
Death by hanging ‘causes unbearable pain and violates international covenants on human rights’

Three death row inmates in Japan are filing a case against the Fumio Kishida administration seeking abolition of the “cruel” practice of execution by hanging, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

The three prisoners have called the method of capital punishment – the only one that is used in Japan – inhumane and sought 33 million yen (£198,000) in compensation for psychological distress caused to them since they were given the death sentence in 2000.

The three have argued that living in fear and anticipating death for many years has caused “mental agony”, the plaintiff’s lawyer said.

Over 100 people, including serial killers, face capital punishment in the country.
https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/japan/japanese-death-row-hanging-lawsuit-b2235154.html

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Re: 30/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 30 November, 2022 @ 13:38:22 »
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Google Chrome 108 update patches 28 security issues

Google released a new stable version of its Chrome web browser for all supported desktop operating systems, Android and iOS. The update addresses 28 different security issues in the browser and introduces some new features.

The security update is already available and should be installed on most Chrome installations automatically. Chrome users may speed up the process of installation by selecting Menu > Help > About Google Chrome.

Chrome has the version 108.0.5359.71 on Mac and Linux devices, 108.0.5359.71/72 on Windows, and 108.0.5359.61 on Android after the update.
https://www.ghacks.net/2022/11/30/google-chrome-108-update-patches-28-security-issues/

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Re: 30/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 30 November, 2022 @ 15:28:37 »
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Bad abbot: Thai temple left empty after monks fail drug tests

A Buddhist temple in central Thailand has been left without monks after all its holy men failed drug tests and were defrocked, a local official said Tuesday.

Four monks including an abbot at a temple in Phetchabun province's Bung Sam Phan district tested positive for methamphetamine on Monday.
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221129-bad-abbot-thai-temple-left-empty-after-monks-fail-drug-tests