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05/12/22
« on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 03:01:33 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8843 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0854 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1308 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9213 €UR

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
Mon 05/12   18°/14°   14 km/h   85%   Showers probable
Tue 06/12   18°/14°   14 km/h   74%   Showers probable
Wed 07/12   17°/13°   16 km/h   84%   Light rain probable
Thu 08/12   19°/14°   15 km/h   74%   Thunderstorms probable
Fri 09/12   19°/16°   18 km/h   24%   Mostly cloudy
Sat 10/12   20°/16°   26 km/h   78%   Thunderstorms probable
Sun 11/12   19°/13°   28 km/h   72%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 12/12   17°/13°   20 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Tue 13/12   18°/14°   19 km/h   31%   Showers possible
Wed 14/12   18°/14°   22 km/h   57%   Showers probable


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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 03:14:22 »


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The surprising fruit that could help protect your skin against sunburn
Three-quarters of a punnet give the body natural protection against the ultraviolet light that causes deadly melanomas

Eating 60 grapes a day can stop you getting sunburn, according to a new study.

Scientists found people who ate three-quarters of a punnet every day for two weeks were better protected against damage to the skin from ultraviolet light.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/12/04/eating-grapes-can-help-protect-skin-against-sunburn-scientists/

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 03:22:10 »
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Raheem Sterling: England forward leaving World Cup squad after family home break-in

Raheem Sterling is leaving the England World Cup squad in Qatar to return to London after armed intruders broke into his home while his family were in.

It is understood the incident happened on Saturday night. Sterling has three young children.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63854197

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 03:46:26 »

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 13:48:06 »
Both men killed in the recent tragedy near Asprogerakas have now been named: Lambros Georgatos, 45, from Xenopoulo and Haralambos Papadimatos, 25, from Agios Nikolaos. Funerals to be held tomorrow.


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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 14:05:12 »
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Raheem Sterling: No threat of violence in England star's break-in - police

Police investigating a break-in at the home of England star Raheem Sterling have confirmed jewellery and watches were reported stolen.

The player left the England World Cup squad in Qatar after intruders broke into his home in Oxshott, Surrey, on Saturday.

Surrey Police said no-one was at home at the time and no threats of violence were involved.

A spokesperson for Sterling said he was "shaken" by the news.

They added that "as soon as he was alerted he wanted to get home, concerned for the well-being of his children".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-63858882

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 14:09:31 »
With the wages these people are on, why don't they hire security whenever the whole world knows they are away?

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 14:18:17 »
They seem to have come around to your way of thinking...

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Exclusive: England footballers put security guards on 24-hour alert after Raheem Sterling burglary

High-profile players are installing panic rooms, buying expensive guard dogs and supplying bodyguards for family members
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2022/12/05/raheem-sterling-burglary-forces-england-footballers-put-security/

There seems to be a discrepancy in accounts, early reports saying the family were at home at the time, police saying they weren't at home. According to BBC TV news the family home is on a private residential estate with access gates and security patrols (and, presumably, security cameras)... Sterling probably thought the home was safe.

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 14:23:19 »
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43% Of Tourism Nights Spent in EU Countries Last Year Occurred in July & August

A total of 43 per cent of all tourism nights spent in European Union countries last year occurred in July and August, the recent figures provided by the European Office for Statistics, Eurostat.
https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/43-of-tourism-nights-spent-in-eu-countries-last-year-occurred-in-july-august/

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 14:25:43 »
They seem to have come around to your way of thinking...

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Exclusive: England footballers put security guards on 24-hour alert after Raheem Sterling burglary

High-profile players are installing panic rooms, buying expensive guard dogs and supplying bodyguards for family members
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2022/12/05/raheem-sterling-burglary-forces-england-footballers-put-security/

There seems to be a discrepancy in accounts, early reports saying the family were at home at the time, police saying they weren't at home. According to BBC TV news the family home is on a private residential estate with access gates and security patrols (and, presumably, security cameras)... Sterling probably thought the home was safe.

It's been going on for years. They should have security for every match / training event / publicised absence to maintain their insurance.

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #10 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 14:52:42 »


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Mother who left her baby to die when she went shopping sold dead child’s clothes on Facebook
Stacey Davis, 35, left one-year-old Ethan in his cot for two hours in 27C with a fractured skull – to go shopping

A mother who left her baby to die at home when she went for a car wash later sold her dead child’s clothes on Facebook, it has emerged.

Stacey Davis, 35, left one-year-old Ethan in his cot for two hours in 27C with a fractured skull – to go shopping.

She was jailed last week at Salisbury Crown Court having previously admitted a charge of child cruelty.

It has now emerged that following Ethan’s death in 2018, the shamed mother listed his possessions and clothes for sale on Facebook.

She sold a ‘Little Man’s Savings’ money box for just £5 – something most bereaved parents would treasure.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/stacey-davis-melksham-baby-ethan-b2239028.html

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 14:57:18 »
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Pelé is not under palliative care despite reports, says daughter

Flavia Nascimento insists Brazilian footballing great ‘is not saying goodbye right now’
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/dec/05/pele-is-not-under-palliative-care-despite-reports-says-daughter

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #12 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 15:28:22 »
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Cheap loans set to give young Greeks a shot at a home of their own
Government programme will offer mortgages for as little as 1% to address an affordability crisis

Katerina Giousi had given up on buying a place to call home. “It was just unthinkable,” the 29-year-old hairdresser, recently married and with a 10-month-old son, said from the central Athens beauty salon where she has worked for the past six years.

Greece’s seven-year housing boom has left many young people in the same position, priced out of the property market and forced to cover the cost of soaring rents despite little rise in their real incomes. A surge in borrowing costs after the European Central Bank raised interest rates by two percentage points over three meetings has only added to the problem.

That may soon change, however, after the Greek government unveiled a €1.75bn affordable housing package that will put home ownership within the grasp of Giousi and thousands like her by offering ultra-cheap loans to fund property purchases.

The scale of the crisis facing young Greeks is so great — a poll in June by the Athens-based Eteron think-tank showed 47.9 per cent of people aged between 18 and 44 struggled or were unable to pay rent — that managing it has become a priority for the centre-right government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, which faces elections next year.

The proportion of Greeks spending more than 40 per cent of their disposable income on housing is far in excess of the EU average.
https://www.ft.com/content/a098a165-2c33-4e13-abe0-12c26ba39901

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #13 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 15:34:12 »
Mains water supply likely to be off between 08:00-14:00 tomorrow in Grizata, Katapodata and Tzanetata due to essential maintenance work.

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #14 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 15:53:11 »
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The 'fake' photo in Harry and Meghan's Netflix documentary
Image shows photographers at the London premiere of a Harry Potter film in July 2011 - not the media hounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

A photograph used in a trailer for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Netflix documentary, purportedly showing how the couple were hounded by the press, has no connection to the Royal family, it has emerged.

The black and white image shows a bank of photographers holding up long lenses and apparently clamouring for a shot.

But rather than pursuing Harry and Meghan, they were at the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, in July 2011. As accredited members of the press, they were taking pictures of celebrities on the red carpet. 

The event took place five years before the Duke and Duchess met. No members of the Royal family were present.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2022/12/05/harry-meghan-netflix-trailer-paparazzi-no-link/

Really not something I'll be watching, whole thing seems to me be a very privileged white male throwing rattle out of pram, egged on by manipulative, egotistical wife seeking easy money from exploitative media company. JMO.

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #15 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 16:03:45 »
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Kyle Walker pledges to adopt Dave the cat, England's honorary mascot
Two stray cats have made the Souq Al Wakra resort, England's World Cup base, their home, but some players are more enamoured than others

An extra passenger could be following the England team home from their Doha HQ should they win the World Cup – a cat called Dave. 

If he gets his hands on the trophy, Kyle Walker has promised to adopt the white and tabby stray, which has become an honorary mascot in the squad's camp in Qatar. 

There are two strays in total. The other has been named Paul, which Walker and defensive team-mate John Stones have taken a shine to. Not everyone in the squad is said to be a fan of the feral felines – Bukayo Saka is said to jump "100ft in the air" when he sees them. 

But Walker said he is willing to adopt Dave, and share custody with Stones, also of Manchester City, when they eventually return to the UK. "I'd love to adopt him," said Walker, who looks set to be tasked with man marking standout star Kylian Mbappe on Saturday for England's quarter-final against France. 

"If we win the World Cup, I'll adopt the cat if I can take him back. Me and John, we can share... we'll put him in the City training ground." 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-cup/2022/12/05/kyle-walker-pledges-adopt-dave-cat-englands-honorary-mascot/

Good reason for hoping England win.

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« Reply #16 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 16:40:27 »
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One child unconscious, two injured in school boiler room explosion

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1199487/one-child-unconscious-two-injured-in-school-boiler-room-explosion/

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #17 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 16:55:00 »
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North Korea publicly executes 2 teenagers for distributing South Korean movies
A third teenager is publicly executed for murdering his stepmother – seen as equally evil

North Korea has publicly executed three teenagers by firing squad – two for watching and distributing South Korean movies and one for murdering his stepmother – two sources who witnessed it told Radio Free Asia.

The alleged crimes committed by the teens, estimated to be 16 or 17, were equally evil, authorities told terrified residents, who were forced to watch, the sources said.
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/by-hyemin-son-for-rfa-korean-12022022204452.html

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #18 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 17:23:47 »
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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #19 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 19:06:30 »
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No 10 rules out law change for return of Parthenon marbles
No plans to amend legislation that could stop removal back to Greece, after secret talks held over their future

Rishi Sunak has ruled out changing a law that could prevent the British Museum from handing the Parthenon marbles back to Greece, after it emerged that trustees have held secret talks with the Greek prime minister about the future of the artefacts.

The prime minister’s official spokesperson said there were no plans to amend legislation under which a museum can dispose of objects within its collection only in very limited circumstances. However, it could decide to lend part of the collection to Greece.

The British Museum has said it wants a “new Parthenon partnership with Greece” but that it operates within the law “and we’re not going to dismantle our great collection as it tells a unique story of our common humanity”.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/dec/05/no-10-rules-out-changing-law-return-parthenon-marbles-greece

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« Reply #20 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 19:55:13 »
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Army colonel arrested in connection to bank robbery

An Army colonel on active service was arrested on suspicion of robbing a bank in the southern Athens neighborhood of Argyroupoli on Monday. According to reports from the scene, the colonel entered the bank at approximately 9.40 a.m. brandishing a hand grenade, before robbing the bank and fleeing the scene.

Police believe the man is also connected to a further two bank robberies.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1199491/army-colonel-arrested-in-connection-to-bank-robbery/

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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #21 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 20:09:52 »
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Child injured in school boiler room explosion dies

An 11-year-old boy was killed, and two were injured, in Serres on Monday the school boiler room exploded during recess. According to early reports, the child was struck by the door to the room after it was hurled by the explosion. 
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1199499/child-injured-in-school-boiler-room-explosion-dies/


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Re: 05/12/22
« Reply #22 on: Monday, 05 December, 2022 @ 23:18:29 »
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Violent protests in Greece after Romany boy shot by police

Violent protests have broken out in Greece’s second-largest city over the police shooting of a Romany teenager after he allegedly filled his vehicle at a fuel station and drove off without paying.

The 16-year-old boy was being treated at a Thessaloniki hospital where he was in critical condition. The officer who allegedly shot him in the head was arrested and suspended from duty, police in the northern city said.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/05/greek-police-officer-arrested-after-roma-boy-shot-in-the-head