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Title: 22/11/21
Post by: Maik on Monday, 22 November, 2021 @ 02:44:58
Ten new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1567
1 USD = € 0.8614

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
Mon 22/11   18°/15°   18 km/h   99%   Rain probable
Tue 23/11   19°/13°   14 km/h   94%   Thunderstorms probable
Wed 24/11   19°/12°   15 km/h   35%   Showers possible
Thu 25/11   18°/14°   24 km/h   71%   Light rain probable
Fri 26/11   20°/15°   30 km/h   92%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 27/11   19°/15°   26 km/h   80%   Rain probable
Sun 28/11   19°/14°   30 km/h   72%   Light rain & winds probable
Mon 29/11   18°/13°   35 km/h   63%   Light rain & winds probable
Tue 30/11   17°/13°   27 km/h   55%   Showers probable
Wed 01/12   18°/13°   25 km/h   45%   Showers possible

Title: Re: 22/11/21
Post by: Maik on Monday, 22 November, 2021 @ 02:48:02
Suspected Poacher Missing After Jumping Into Crocodile-infested Lake to Escape Rangers

A suspected poacher is missing after leaping into a lake in South Africa known to be home to around 1,000 crocodiles. The man entered Lake St Lucia on Friday, November 12, after exchanging gunshots with rangers working in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Title: Re: 22/11/21
Post by: Maik on Monday, 22 November, 2021 @ 15:51:30
Holidaymakers urged to use £132m in travel vouchers

Holidaymakers are being urged to use £132m worth of unspent vouchers issued during the pandemic before they lose financial protection.

The credit notes were offered by travel firms as alternatives to cash refunds when holidays had to be cancelled.

The vouchers, backed by the Atol insurance scheme, can be used towards new holidays or exchanged for cash.

But the regulator said the refund protection against firms going bust will end on 30 September 2022.
Title: Re: 22/11/21
Post by: Maik on Monday, 22 November, 2021 @ 15:52:45
Greece is not the worst offender in Europe when it comes to road accidents

Although Greece has a relatively high rate of road accidents, according to the latest data from Eurostat, Belgium is the worst offender, with the highest incidence rates (171 road fatalities per million inhabitants) recorded in the province of Luxembourg.
Title: Re: 22/11/21
Post by: Maik on Monday, 22 November, 2021 @ 21:49:00
Road to Xi beach is currently being restored after suffering from landslides.
Title: Re: 22/11/21
Post by: Maik on Monday, 22 November, 2021 @ 21:55:02
Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Co-op recall items amid allergy fears

Tesco has pulled batched of its Green Thai Style Sauce from shelves given that its packaging did not declare that it contains milk. The batches that have been affected are those that have a use-by date of 21 November 2021 and are in 190g packets.

Sainsbury’s Spaghetti Carbonara has been recalled due to the fact that its packaging did not declare it contained mustard. The affected batch has an expiry date of 30 October 2021.

Co-op has recalled its branded Salmon En Croute because it contains undeclared prawns due to a packaging error. The affected batch has a use-by date of 12 November 2021.