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02/02/23
« on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 04:08:44 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9107 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1221 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0981 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8912 €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
Thu 02/02   14°/10°   16 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Fri 03/02   14°/10°   29 km/h   45%   Light rain & winds possible
Sat 04/02   15°/07°   34 km/h   38%   Light rain possible, winds probable
Sun 05/02   10°/03°   24 km/h   03%   Sunny
Mon 06/02   10°/05°   13 km/h   71%   Light rain probable
Tue 07/02   10°/05°   19 km/h   83%   Light rain probable
Wed 08/02   09°/05°   23 km/h   73%   Light rain probable
Thu 09/02   11°/06°   19 km/h   64%   Showers probable
Fri 10/02   11°/07°   16 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Sat 11/02   12°/08°   17 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud

frost.getmap.gr

No risk of frost

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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 04:15:46 »
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ATHENS: New National Archaeological Museum Will House 125,000 Ancient Treasures And Cost €300 Million!

The new National Archaeological Museum in Athens will become one of the most grandest in the world and will cost an eyewatering €300 million!

According to Proto Thema, the new National Archaeological Museum will comprise of the old museum building and a new building, and will be ready in five years.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/02/02/new-national-archaeological-museum/

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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 04:23:14 »
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Water bills to increase by most in almost 20 years from April

Water bills are set to get the biggest increase in almost 20 years from April.

The annual bill for an average household in England and Wales will hit £448, industry body Water UK has said.

The 7.5% increase means customers will pay on average £31 more than last year.

Water UK's director of policy Stuart Colville said the average increase to bills worked out at about 60p a week.

"However, we know that any increase is unwelcome, particularly at the moment," he said.

"Anyone with worries should contact their water company or go to supportontap.org for advice, and it's worth remembering that water companies will never cut anyone off, or make them use a prepayment meter."

But watchdog the Consumer Council for Water (CCW) said that many customers who cannot afford their bill "slip through the net" due to a "postcode lottery" of regional variations in billing.

Some households could face rises significantly above the average, while other increases could be below.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-64489145

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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 04:34:08 »
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Arnold Clark customer data stolen in attack claimed by Play ransomware

Arnold Clark, self-described as Europe's largest independent car retailer, is notifying some customers that their personal information was stolen in a December 23 cyberattack claimed by the Play ransomware group.

The company said in emails sent to affected clients on Tuesday that the stolen data includes ID information and banking details.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/arnold-clark-customer-data-stolen-in-attack-claimed-by-play-ransomware/

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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 13:21:32 »
Small fire at a house in Skala on Monday, attended by two volunteers from the local Voluntary Emergency Group. No injuries or serious damage reported.
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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 13:27:39 »
Poros karnavali likely to be on Sunday, 19 February (Meatfare Sunday).

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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 13:32:19 »
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Funeral of F-4 co-pilot held in Tripoli

The funeral of a Hellenic Air Force officer aboard the two-seater F-4E Phantom II fighter jet that crashed in the Ionian Sea on Monday was held at the Peloponnesian city of Tripoli on Thursday.

The plane crashed in the sea during a training exercise Monday and the body of the co-pilot, 29-year-old Lieutenant Marios Touroutsikas, was located shortly afterward. Air Force rescuers recovered the body of the second airman, Efstathios Tsitlakidis, on Wednesday.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1203759/funeral-of-f-4-co-pilot-held-in-tripoli/

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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 14:10:52 »
 

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The Microlino Is Coming To Greece!

Microlino will be available on the Greek market in the second quarter of 2023
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/02/02/the-microlino-is-coming-to-greece/

Motor mags reckon it will be available in UK around the same time, cost expected to be between £10,500 - £13,000+



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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 14:51:14 »
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Couple leaves baby at airport check-in to avoid paying more to board flight!

Airline staff at an Israeli airport were shocked when a couple decided to leave their baby at a check-in desk, after a disagreement over having to buy a separate ticket for their child.

The incident happened at the Ryanair desk of Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport on Tuesday, the airline confirmed.

Local news outlet KAN reported that the couple were travelling on Belgian passports to Brussels, when they discovered they had to pay extra for a seat for their baby.

Ryanair said the couple had not paid for a ticket for the child in advance.

Airport staff told local press that they had simply left their child in the baby stroller by the desk and walked on to passport control.

A Ryanair spokesperson said: "The check-in agent at Ben Gurion Airport contacted Airport Security, who retrieved these passengers, and this is now a matter for local police.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/couple-leaves-baby-airport-tel-aviv-b2273435.html

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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 15:08:52 »
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Misery for millions as mortgage payments rise £588 a year

More pain for mortgage holders as bank rate expected to hit highest level since 2008
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/misery-millions-mortgage-payments-rise-588-year

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« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 15:12:42 »
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Anger as Shell makes ‘obscene’ $40bn in profits

Calls for larger windfall tax after surge in gas prices fuels ‘outrageous’ doubling of profits at Anglo-Dutch group
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/feb/02/shell-profits-2022-surging-oil-prices-gas-ukraine

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« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 15:17:54 »
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Bank of England raises UK interest rates to 4%

Hike of 0.5 percentage points lifts rates to 14-year high but BoE says shorter and shallower recession now more likely
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/feb/02/bank-of-england-raises-uk-interest-rates-to-4

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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 15:26:48 »
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Greece Climbs on the Economist’s Democracy Index for 2022

Greece has climbed nine places in the “Democracy Index” ranking for 2022 according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published on Wednesday. Greece’s overall score rose to 7.97 in 2022, up from 7.56 in 2021 lifting the country from 34th place to 25th.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/02/02/greece-climbs-economist-democracy-index-2022/

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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 16:10:21 »
Kef police yesterday evening arrested a local for possession of a small amount of raw cannabis and 33 illegal pills.

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Re: 02/02/23
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2023 @ 16:13:26 »
Contract signed for a 4,000,000€ surfacing of rural roads in Paliki.

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Netflix’s new 31-day password rule – and what it means for you

Firing up the Harry & Meghan series using someone else’s password – or your own – is about to get a lot more difficult. How will it work?
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/netflix-password-sharing-crackdown-how-works/


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Afghan refugees settled in London told to uproot families and move 200 miles
Forty families brought to UK after fleeing Taliban given a week to move to West Yorkshire

It comes amid deepening concerns that the home secretary, Suella Braverman, has failed to uphold promises made by Boris Johnson to support Afghans who worked and fought alongside the UK in Afghanistan.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/feb/02/afghan-refugees-settled-in-london-told-to-uproot-families-and-move-200-miles

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Chinese Airspace will Soon see Flying Cars: First eVTOL Flight Permit for XPENG X2 Granted
Chinese Airspace will soon see low-altitude flying cars. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a special flight permit for the XPeng X2 flying car.

Currently, the license allows the vehicle to carry out only manned driving tests to accumulate data and experience based on which the company will then mass produce the vehicle.

The special permit does not allow passenger flights and can be used in specific areas only.

Build for low-altitude urban commute, the flying car weighs 560kgs and can fly for up to 35 minutes non-stop. The vehicle has reported a maximum flight speed of 130 km/ hour.

XPeng Aeroht has designed the vehicle for low-altitude city flights that can be used for sightseeing and medical emergencies.
https://www.gizmochina.com/2023/01/31/chinese-airspace-flying-cars-evtol-flight-permit-xpeng-x2

One way to reduce overpopulation.