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Title: 14/11/21
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 14 November, 2021 @ 03:29:19
Seven new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

24,486 residents have had one Covid vaccination, 23,970 have had both jabs. Around 3,000 residents have had the third 'booster' jab.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1351
1 USD = € 0.8472

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
Sun 14/11   20°/15°   19 km/h   87%   Showers probable
Mon 15/11   19°/14°   18 km/h   90%   Rain probable
Tue 16/11   18°/13°   18 km/h   83%   Light rain probable
Wed 17/11   18°/13°   13 km/h   85%   Light rain probable
Thu 18/11   19°/13°   14 km/h   90%   Rain & thunder probable
Fri 19/11   18°/11°   13 km/h   79%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 20/11   17°/11°   15 km/h   54%   Showers probable
Sun 21/11   18°/12°    8 km/h   35%   Showers possible
Mon 22/11   19°/13°   11 km/h   49%   Showers possible
Tue 23/11   18°/12°   16 km/h   60%   Showers probable

Title: Re: 14/11/21
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 14 November, 2021 @ 14:33:56
On trial for saving lives: the young refugee activist facing a Greek court
Although his allies call the charges against him ‘farcical’, Seán Binder could face years in jail when trial begins this week

Seán Binder belongs to the band of committed humanitarians who rushed to Greece at the height of the refugee crisis. In other countries, and at other times, his idealism might have been celebrated.

But the 27-year-old law student, who has spent the past two years in London, is a man living in fear. Though forced to abandon volunteering, the German-born Irishman and his Syrian friend, Sarah Mardini, are perhaps the most famous aid workers in Greece, for all the wrong reasons: a criminal investigation has hung over their heads for the past three years.

“There’s nothing criminal, or heroic, about helping people in distress at sea,” he tells the Observer. “Legally and morally, it is the right thing to do.”

The activists have been accused of human trafficking, money laundering, fraud and espionage – the last charge based on allegations that, while on Lesbos, the Aegean island at the centre of refugee flows, they monitored coastguard radio channels and vessels to gain advance notification of the location of smugglers’ boats.
Title: Re: 14/11/21
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 14 November, 2021 @ 20:14:29
The Who’s Roger Daltrey likens The Rolling Stones to ‘a mediocre pub band’

Beatles star Paul McCartney also recently criticised The Rolling Stones, describing them as “a blues cover band”.

The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger then responded to McCartney’s claims...
“One band is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums, and then the other band doesn’t exist,” he said.