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Title: 03/11/21
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 03 November, 2021 @ 02:03:18
Eleven new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1429
1 USD = € 0.8368

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 (https://www.postoffice.co.uk/travel-money).
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 (https://weather.com/en-IE/weather/tenday/l/GRXX0035:1:GR)

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Wed 03/11   22°/18°   12 km/h   08%   Sunny
Thu 04/11   24°/19°   23 km/h   12%   Sunny
Fri 05/11   24°/19°   22 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Sat 06/11   25°/18°    9 km/h   07%   Cloudy
Sun 07/11   25°/16°    7 km/h   07%   Mostly cloudy
Mon 08/11   22°/16°   10 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Tue 09/11   22°/16°   10 km/h   68%   Rain & thunder probable
Wed 10/11   21°/15°   17 km/h   62%   Light rain probable
Thu 11/11   19°/14°   16 km/h   60%   Rain probable
Fri 12/11   19°/14°   16 km/h   54%   Showers probable

Title: Re: 03/11/21
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 03 November, 2021 @ 02:04:00
Facebook to shut facial recognition system and delete 1bn ‘faceprints’
Firm says decision is in response to growing concerns over software that identifies users in photos and videos
Title: Re: 03/11/21
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 03 November, 2021 @ 06:53:19
Coronavirus Cases in Greece Spiral Out of Control; Lockdown Off the Table

Greece recorded 6,700 cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday — the highest number ever recorded in the country since the start of the pandemic.

The previous record for the highest number of coronavirus cases recorded in one day was broken just yesterday, Monday, when 5,449 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece.

Despite two days of record-high coronavirus cases, Greek government representatives assert that there will not be a new lockdown in the country.
Title: Re: 03/11/21
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 03 November, 2021 @ 19:09:19
“Chaos” the First Greek 3,000 Horsepower “Ultra Car” Launched

The first “ultra Car,” which is called “Chaos” and is entirely made in Greece, was launched on Monday by designer and automotive engineer Spyros Panopoulos.

Chaos which delivers up to 3,065 horsepower accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 1.55 seconds and from 100-200 km/h in another 1.7 seconds. It has a top speed of 500 km/h (310 miles/h).This makes it even faster than the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ and the electric hyper car Rimac Nevera.