Author Topic: 13/12/22  (Read 1157 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 35295
13/12/22
« on: Tuesday, 13 December, 2022 @ 03:49:33 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8859 GBP
1 €UR = $1.0879 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1288 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9192 €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
Tue 13/12   16°/13°   16 km/h   99%   Rain probable
Wed 14/12   18°/16°   14 km/h   74%   Light rain probable
Thu 15/12   20°/16°   12 km/h   49%   Showers possible
Fri 16/12   20°/17°   24 km/h   14%   Cloudy
Sat 17/12   20°/14°   24 km/h   50%   Scattered thunderstorms possible
Sun 18/12   19°/14°   13 km/h   70%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 19/12   18°/12°   16 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Tue 20/12   16°/11°   13 km/h   07%   Sunny
Wed 21/12   17°/12°   10 km/h   03%   Sunny
Thu 22/12   17°/12°   15 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 35295
Re: 13/12/22
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 13 December, 2022 @ 14:58:24 »
Quote
Greece: Roma teenager shot during police chase dies
Members of the Roma community in northern Greece and a hospital say a Roma teenager who was shot in the head during a police chase over an allegedly unpaid gas station bill has died
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/greece-ap-roma-thessaloniki-athens-b2244172.html

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 35295
Re: 13/12/22
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 13 December, 2022 @ 15:17:59 »
The German branch of Turkish tour operator Anex Tour will be flying passengers into Kef in summer 2023.

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 35295
Re: 13/12/22
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 13 December, 2022 @ 17:39:26 »
Quote
Cambridge Dictionary updates definition of ‘woman’

Cambridge Dictionary has updated its definition of “woman” to include anyone who “identifies as female” regardless of their sex at birth. 

The Cambridge Dictionary also updated its definition of “man”.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/12/13/cambridge-dictonary-definition-woman-trans-female-update/

Bollocks. You can have a pair and be a woman.

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 35295
Re: 13/12/22
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 13 December, 2022 @ 17:47:18 »
Quote
Breakthrough in nuclear fusion energy announced

A major breakthrough has been announced by US scientists in the race to recreate nuclear fusion.

Physicists have pursued the technology for decades as it promises a potential source of near-limitless clean energy.

On Tuesday researchers confirmed they have overcome a major barrier - producing more energy from a fusion experiment than was put in.

But experts say there is still some way to go before fusion powers homes.

Nuclear fusion is described as the "holy grail" of energy production.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-63950962

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 35295
Re: 13/12/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 13 December, 2022 @ 17:53:03 »
Quote
Explainer: What is nuclear fusion and what have scientists achieved?

After 70 years of research, experts in California have for the first time proven ignition is possible
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/13/what-is-nuclear-fusion-what-have-scientists-achieved-ignition

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 35295
Re: 13/12/22
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 13 December, 2022 @ 19:21:06 »


Quote
Company 'gutted' after pre-releasing 18,000 England World Cup winner shirts

A company is facing a massive loss after it was left with 18,000 football shirts celebrating England as the 2022 World Cup winners.

Dorset-based Wholesale Clearance UK had been so confident with Gareth Southgate's squad they had a winners kit made before the quarter-finals.

The blue and white shirts even featured the words 'it's finally home' on the back.

The shirts, printed with the words England Cup Winners 2022, were originally listed for £29.99 each but have since been reduced to £9.99.

Mr White added that the company have now decided to market the shirts as unisex in a tribute to the England Women's Euro win over the summer.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-12-13/company-gutted-after-pre-releasing-18000-england-world-cup-winner-shirts

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 35295
Re: 13/12/22
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 13 December, 2022 @ 22:21:40 »
Quote
‘Like the first flag on the moon’: oldest known pants fetch $114,000 at auction

The pair of jeans, recovered from an 1857 shipwreck, has sparked debate over whether they are a predecessor of the modern Levi’s
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/13/oldest-pants-jeans-auction-1857-shipwreck

A tad over £92,000

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 35295
Re: 13/12/22
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 14 December, 2022 @ 00:05:09 »
91 confirmed coronavirus cases on Kef 05-11 December, 12 on Ithaka.

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 35295
Re: 13/12/22
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 14 December, 2022 @ 00:28:39 »
Quote
Greece: thousands march after death of Roma boy shot in police chase

Thousands of protesters have marched through Thessaloniki and Athens, as Roma community leaders appealed for calm after the death of a teenager shot in the head last week during a police chase.

The 16-year-old boy, who has not been officially named, died on Tuesday, eight days after he was shot by a police motorcyclist after reportedly driving away from a service station without paying for 20 euros of petrol.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/13/greece-thousands-march-after-death-of-roma-boy-shot-in-police-chase