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Title: 21/11/21
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 21 November, 2021 @ 02:59:13
Eleven new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1534
1 USD = € 0.8558

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 21/11   20°/15°    7 km/h   07%   Sunny
Mon 22/11   18°/15°   18 km/h   98%   Rain probable
Tue 23/11   19°/13°   13 km/h   92%   Rain probable
Wed 24/11   19°/13°    7 km/h   36%   Showers possible
Thu 25/11   19°/15°   22 km/h   76%   Light rain probable
Fri 26/11   20°/15°   27 km/h   82%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 27/11   19°/15°   21 km/h   71%   Light rain probable
Sun 28/11   20°/15°   25 km/h   63%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 29/11   19°/14°   31 km/h   60%   Thunderstorms probable
Tue 30/11   19°/14°   32 km/h   59%   Scattered storms & winds probable

Title: Re: 21/11/21
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 21 November, 2021 @ 03:01:22
Greece recruits world’s slowest electric police cars
Meet the police car you can almost outrun in a school zone, now on duty on the small Greek island of Chalki.

While the Ami might only be capable of 45km/h – and 70km of electric range from a 5.5kWh battery – it shouldn't pose a problem on the Greek island, as the longest drivable distance between two points (according to Google Maps) is just 10.1km.

Edit: Photo in link above
Title: Re: 21/11/21
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 21 November, 2021 @ 03:02:56
Parthenon Sculptures Should Return to Greece, the British Say in New Poll

The Parthenon Sculptures currently exhibited at the British Museum should return to Greece, the majority of Britons say in a new poll.

Two articles published in British newspapers The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian directly support arguments for the return of the precious marbles to their home.

The reports came only after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited London and raised the issue in his meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Title: Re: 21/11/21
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 21 November, 2021 @ 03:09:24
Manchester United board decide to sack Solskjær at emergency meeting
Joel Glazer agrees to decision after 4-1 loss to Watford