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17/11/21
« on: Wednesday, 17 November, 2021 @ 02:45:04 »
Seven new coronavirus cases on Kefalonia yesterday, announced by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1485
1 USD = € 0.854

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.
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

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Wed 17/11   18°/15°   13 km/h   82%   Light rain probable
Thu 18/11   18°/14°   18 km/h   94%   Rain probable
Fri 19/11   19°/13°    8 km/h   76%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 20/11   18°/12°    6 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny
Sun 21/11   19°/13°    5 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Mon 22/11   19°/13°   14 km/h   79%   Rain probable
Tue 23/11   19°/14°   10 km/h   72%   Light rain probable
Wed 24/11   19°/14°   12 km/h   63%   Light rain probable
Thu 25/11   19°/14°   17 km/h   60%   Light rain probable
Fri 26/11   20°/15°   22 km/h   60%   Thunderstorms probable


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Re: 17/11/21
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 17 November, 2021 @ 13:24:49 »
Four foreign nationals, all in their twenties, arrested at Poros port yesterday after using fake documents to hire cars which they didn't return after using to transport illegal immigrants. The gang had pulled the same trick on other islands.

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Re: 17/11/21
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 17 November, 2021 @ 13:26:42 »
Dead loggerhead found on the beach at Agia Efimia yesterday.

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Re: 17/11/21
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 17 November, 2021 @ 13:28:14 »
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Amazon to stop accepting Visa credit cards in UK

Amazon will stop accepting Visa credit cards in the UK from 19 January, the online retail giant has told customers.

It said the move was due to high credit card transaction fees but said Visa debit cards would still be accepted.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59306200

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Re: 17/11/21
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 17 November, 2021 @ 13:30:34 »
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Check this out: Library book returned more than 70 years late

A library book has been returned - more than 73 years late.

Stately Timber by Rupert Hughes – an adventure story set in Boston, US – should have been returned to what was then Dunfermline Public Libraries’ Central Library in Abbot Street on November 6, 1948.

However, staff at the Fife library, now Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (DCL&G), were stunned to receive a parcel containing the book last week.
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-11-17/check-this-out-library-book-returned-more-than-70-years-late

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Re: 17/11/21
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 17 November, 2021 @ 21:21:43 »
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Greece Will Allow Development, Construction in Designated Forests

After prohibiting building on burned lands after raging wildfires this summer, the New Democracy government is moving to allow agricultural use and even construction in some of Greece’s forests.

The Environment Ministry is drafting legislation for those purposes, said Kathimerini, indicating that it would be limited to mostly former fields that had been abandoned and became woodlands.

Some 690,000 hectares (1,705,027 acres) of what had been protected forest and woods would then be available for use although it wasn’t said what kind of restrictions or conditions would be put on construction, Greece noted for allowing and then legalizing unlawful building so as to bring in more revenues.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greece-will-allow-development-construction-in-designated-forests/

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Re: 17/11/21
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 17 November, 2021 @ 21:31:00 »
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Greek prime minister to appeal to British public for return of Parthenon marbles
Kyriakos Mitsotakis undeterred in Athens’ quest for classical sculptures after Johnson refuses to negotiate
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/nov/17/greek-prime-minister-to-appeal-to-british-public-for-return-of-parthenon-marbles