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01/03/24
« on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 02:07:15 »
Καλό μήνα

Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8838 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1314 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1179 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7169 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5824 €UR
   
Based on National Bank of Greece exchange rates.   
Other banks likely to offer rates 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   
Fri 01/03   17°/11°   12 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 02/03   16°/10°   11 km/h   32%   Showers possible   
Sun 03/03   17°/10°   10 km/h   06%   Sun & cloud    
Mon 04/03   16°/09°   31 km/h   86%   Rain & winds probable   
Tue 05/03   15°/10°   22 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 06/03   16°/10°   17 km/h   32%   Showers possible   
Thu 07/03   16°/10°   17 km/h   39%   Showers possible   
Fri 08/03   17°/09°   13 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 09/03   17°/10°   15 km/h   18%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 10/03   17°/12°   19 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
   
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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 14:54:31 »
Eight wobbles overnight / earlier today: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch

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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 15:01:36 »
Rural doctor service available between 10:00-13:00 on Monday in Karavados

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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 15:05:37 »
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Ιt takes a village and €233,000 to raise a child in Greece

It takes a village to raise a child, as the old African proverb goes. But what happens when you need to hire – and, of course, pay for – that village? It is currently estimated that it costs around €13,000 per year to raise a child in Greece.

In practice, a child in an average Greek family will have cost that family €233,000 by the time they turn 18.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/society/1232992/%ce%b9t-takes-a-village-and-e233000-to-raise-a-child-in-greece/

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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 15:08:51 »
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Coastal zone bill approved with tweaks

Parliament on Thursday ratified the draft law on the use of public property in coastal areas with the inclusion of some revisions that had been requested by social organizations.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1232964/coastal-zone-bill-approved-with-tweaks/

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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 15:12:28 »
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First class stamp price to rise again to £1.35, says Royal Mail

The price of stamps will rise again on 2 April - the fourth increase in two years for the cost of sending a letter first class.

Royal Mail said the price of a first-class stamp would rise by 10p to £1.35 and second-class stamps would increase by 10p to 85p.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68447820

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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 15:34:43 »
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‘National scandal’ as shock report reveals Rwanda plan costs to top £500m

Just 300 asylum seekers will be sent to Rwanda at a cost of £1.9m each, the National Audit Office report found
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/rwanda-plan-rishi-sunak-cost-millions-b2504975.html

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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 16:30:38 »
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Will Mamma Mia 3 Return to Greece?

Fifteen years after the release of the original, the producer of the original Mamma Mia! movie confirmed recently that despite delays, a third installment is well on the way.
https://greekreporter.com/2024/03/01/will-mamma-mia-3-return-to-greece/

Spare me  :pray:


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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 22:58:45 »
Four more wobbles during the course of the day: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch

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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 23:04:45 »
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European crime ring behind 60 killings is dismantled, police say

International cooperation triggered by a spate of gangland murders in Greece has helped to dismantle a crime ring accused of more than 60 killings across Europe over the past decade, police said on Friday.

More than 39 people, mainly from Serbia and Montenegro but also from Albania and Romania, have been identified on suspicion of participating in a criminal organization, according to court documents, and about 17 are in prison in Serbia, Montenegro and Turkey.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1233036/european-crime-ring-behind-60-killings-is-dismantled-police-say/

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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 23:10:34 »
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ATHENS: Iraqi man stabs woman in central shopping street
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/03/02/athens-iraqi-man-stabs-woman-in-central-shopping-street/


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ATHENS: Iraqi knife attacker randomly chose his victim - "I'm a terrorist"

The woman, who was taken seriously injured and taken to Evangelismos, is a saleswoman in a store - They did not know the attacker - The 32-year-old Iraqi shouted, "I'm a terrorist"

The attack occurred at 13:30 at the junction of Ermou and Fokionos streets, with the Iraqi using a 24cm knife with a 13cm blade.

While stabbing the woman, he shouted that he was an agent and a terrorist.

The victim is undergoing surgery and has a broken rib, a ruptured diaphragm and a lung injury. However, her life appears not to be in danger and she is conscious and communicative.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/03/02/athens-iraqi-knife-attacker/

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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 23:26:58 »
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Archaeologists find Pompeii fresco depicting Greek mythological siblings

Phrixus and Helle are depicted in vibrant colours with exquisite artistry in remarkable discovery
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/mar/01/pompeii-fresco-phrixus-and-helle-greek-mythological-siblings

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Re: 01/03/24
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 01 March, 2024 @ 23:40:50 »
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Greece Teams Up with ‘Queer Destinations’, Aims to Be Hotspot for LGBTQ+ Travelers

Aiming to spread the word that Greece is a friendly country for LGBTQ+ travellers, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the company Queer Destinations, a prominent entity in LGBTQ+ tourism.

The move comes just after Greek Parliament recently adopted a bill legalising same-sex marriage and adoption.
https://news.gtp.gr/2024/03/01/greece-teams-up-with-queer-destinations-aims-to-be-hotspot-for-lgbtq-travelers/