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Title: 24/11/21
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 @ 03:22:19
Twelve new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1533
1 USD = € 0.8623

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 24/11   19°/13°   18 km/h   71%   Light rain probable
Thu 25/11   17°/14°   18 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Fri 26/11   19°/15°   33 km/h   99%   Thunderstorms & winds probable
Sat 27/11   19°/15°   23 km/h   92%   Rain probable
Sun 28/11   18°/14°   30 km/h   83%   Rain & thunder probable
Mon 29/11   16°/12°   40 km/h   82%   Thunderstorms & winds probable
Tue 30/11   15°/11°   29 km/h   73%   Light rain probable
Wed 01/12   16°/13°   24 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Thu 02/12   18°/14°   23 km/h   60%   Light rain probable
Fri 03/12   18°/14°   27 km/h   60%   Light rain probable

Title: Re: 24/11/21
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 @ 03:25:42
Cat killer could be targeting pets in southern England, amateur sleuths claim
At least nine animals have been found dead in six weeks with body parts cut off

Volunteers investigating the deaths of cats say they are convinced at least one killer is targeting animals across the south of England, cutting off heads and sometimes tails.

At least nine pet cats have been found beheaded or with tails cut off in the past six weeks – in attacks that they say bear the hallmarks of humans, not foxes, which have been blamed in the past.

In some cases, heads or collars appear to have been deliberately placed near owners’ homes, it is claimed.

In 2015, the Met Police began investigating the so-called Croydon cat killer, suspected of targeting hundreds of pets in and around south London.

In 2018, the force concluded that there was no serial killer, and that the deaths were down to foxes scavenging the bodies of pets that had been hit by cars. Animal-lovers were dismayed, saying they were sure they injuries had been inflicted by humans.

In July this year, Steve Bouquet, dubbed “the Brighton cat killer”, was jailed for killing nine cats and injuring others in a spree during 2018-19.
Title: Re: 24/11/21
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 @ 08:43:09
Dubai princess shares video of tiny kitten standing up to three tigers in her palatial grounds

A tiny, stray kitten escaped certain death after being attacked by tigers inside an enclosure in which it was trapped and was rescued just in time by keepers, showed footage shared by the princess of Dubai.

Title: Re: 24/11/21
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 @ 16:41:34
‘Sweet and affectionate’ cat with facial abnormality receives ‘zero adoption applications’