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Offline Maik

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30/01/23
« on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 02:52:48 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9052 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1191 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1047 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8936 €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 30/01   13°/10°   15 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Tue 31/01   12°/07°   26 km/h   83%   Showers probable
Wed 01/02   13°/08°   10 km/h   00%   Sunny
Thu 02/02   14°/09°   12 km/h   76%   Showers probable
Fri 03/02   12°/06°   21 km/h   74%   Rain and/or thunder probable
Sat 04/02   11°/06°   24 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sun 05/02   11°/08°   18 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 06/02   12°/08°   16 km/h   40%   Showers possible
Tue 07/02   11°/07°   22 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Wed 08/02   13°/09°   17 km/h   33%   Showers possible

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 03:17:29 »


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Remastered portrait of Henry VIII on Royal Mint coins

Coins featuring a remastered portrait of Henry VIII have been unveiled by the Royal Mint.

Henry VIII, who reigned between 1509 and 1547, had the unfavourable nickname of “old Coppernose”, the Mint said.

Coinage was debased in his era, which involved combining the precious metal content of a coin with a more common metal, such as copper.

Coins were struck with increasing amounts of copper, with a thin layer of silver applied. This layer eventually wore away, particularly around the nose of the Henry VIII’s forward-facing portrait, the Mint said.
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-01-29/remastered-portrait-of-henry-viii-on-royal-mint-coins

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 06:35:28 »
Was obviously a primary school competition....

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 15:05:45 »
Yep, but I thought it was a  quite like the original 1500's coin (right) - rather unflattering.

Come to think of it, back in those days coins were probably the only image of the monarch most of the population saw.




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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 15:08:15 »
Body of an unidentified male in an advanced state of decay recovered yesterday afternoon from the sea at Profiti Zacharia, south Kos.

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 15:48:10 »
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Greek fighter jet crashes in Ionian Sea

Two pilots are missing after a two-seater F-4 “Phantom” fighter jet of the Hellenic Airforce crashed into the Ionian Sea during a training flight Monday.

A statement from the Hellenic Air Force General Staff said the accident occurred at 10.30 a.m. 25 nautical miles (46km) south of the Andravida air base, in northwestern Peloponnese.

The status of the pilots is not known and a search and rescue operation is under way. Two Hellenic Air Force AB-205 helicopters, one Hellenic Navy S-70 helicopter and several Coast Guard vessels are taking part in the operation. A C-130 military transport plane is on standby.

Some media reported that the two pilots ejected from the aircraft but the information could not be confirmed.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1203477/greek-fighter-jet-crashes-near-andravida-air-base/


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Search teams on Monday found wreckage of a two-seater F-4 fighter jet that crashed in the Ionian Sea off western Greece.

Search and rescue helicopters from the air force and the navy are continuing their efforts to locate the missing pilots.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1203483/search-teams-find-wreckage-of-f-4-fighter-jet/


Pilots didn't eject, according to greekcitytimes.com

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 16:14:26 »
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Abandoned Baby Donkey Becomes Internet Sensation in Greece

An abandoned baby donkey in the town of Koropi, east of Athens, has become an internet sensation in Greece.

The foal was found wandering alone in a field earlier in January. Animal rights campaigners raised the issue on social media and a home was found at a donkey protection center.

The center uploaded a video of the foal running around at the premises and meeting other donkeys. The center says it was fed milk from a bottle, but is gradually gaining strength.

The center is still looking for the foal’s mother but it has ruled out its adoption as a pet.

Donkeys are still used in Greece as a means of transportation, especially in villages or some of the more out-of-reach places.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/01/30/abandoned-baby-donkey-greece/

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 16:15:40 »
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JD Sports says 10 million customers hit by cyber-attack

Sportswear chain JD Sports has said stored data relating to 10 million customers might be at risk after it was hit by a cyber-attack.

The company said information that "may have been accessed" by hackers included names, addresses, email accounts, phone numbers, order details and the final four digits of bank cards.

The data related to online orders between November 2018 and October 2020.

JD Sports said it was contacting affected customers.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-64452986

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 16:52:47 »
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Boris Johnson told ‘a lie’ over Putin missile attack claims, says Kremlin
The former prime minister alleged that the Russian President appeared to threaten him in the days before Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine

The Kremlin has suggested Boris Johnson told “a lie” when the former prime minister said that Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to threaten him with a missile strike.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/putin-boris-johnson-missile-ukraine-b2271974.html

Putin: Russia won't invade Ukraine

Johnson: never told a lie in his life



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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 17:08:10 »
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One of the pilots aboard crashed F-4 “Phantom” found dead

One of the two pilots aboard the F-4 “Phantom” fighter jet that crashed in the Ionian Sea on Monday was found dead. According to the Hellenic Air Force, the search to find the second pilot is ongoing.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1203490/one-of-the-pilots-aboard-crashed-f-4-phantom-found-dead/

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #10 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 19:13:36 »
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Traditional Greek Handicrafts Get their Own Museum

raditional Greek handicrafts will get their own museum in Athens, the Ministry of Culture announced on Monday.

The museum will be hosted at the historical building of the printing and dyeing workshop “Hellenic Handkerchief Industry (BEM)” in Metaxourgeio, near the center of Athens, which is now in the process of restoration for its conversion.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/01/30/traditional-greek-handicrafts-museum/

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 19:18:32 »
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Conviction upheld for man who shot neighbοr over loud music

An appeal court in Thessaloniki on Monday upheld a prior prison sentence handed to a 40-year-old man who shot dead his neighbor after the victim complained about loud music.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1203484/conviction-upheld-for-man-who-shot-neighbour-over-loud-music/

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #12 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 19:29:20 »
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Best Greek cookbooks for delicious traditional recipes
https://www.standard.co.uk/shopping/esbest/food-drink/cookbooks/best-greek-cookbooks-b1020861.html

Quite a few to go at, few inexpensive.

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #13 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 20:02:22 »
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Acoustic Kitty

A report from 1967 shows that the CIA spent millions of dollars in an attempt to train domesticated cats to spy on the Soviet Union. Yes, you read that correctly. Nicknamed Acoustic Kitty, the program involved implanting electronic spying equipment into live cats and then training them to "eavesdrop" on unsuspecting Cold War rivals.
https://www.livescience.com/declassified-military-secrets

There's more in this article on howstuffworks.com

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #14 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 20:15:53 »
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Trapped one-eyed seal who gorged on fish while in lake dies during rescue attempt

The injured mammal was tranquillised successfully but ‘complications‘ meant the rescue team were unable to remove it from the reservoir
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/01/30/trapped-one-eyed-seal-who-gorged-fish-lake-dies-rescue-attempt/

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #15 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 20:24:04 »
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Footballer who went to hospital with flu symptoms has legs amputated days before 21st birthday

An amateur footballer had both of his legs amputated days before his 21st birthday after becoming ill with flu symptoms.

Levi Dewey, now 21, suffered multiple organ failure after catching a form of the flu and subsequently suffered severe sepsis and at one point was described as the sickest person in the country.

Levi’s family was told he only had a 30 per cent chance of survival leaving them devastated. The footballer from Willington, was sporty and lived an active lifestyle playing football for Willington FC and being a lifelong Derby County fan.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/sepsis-flu-symptoms-footballer-willington-b2271872.html

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Re: 30/01/23
« Reply #16 on: Monday, 30 January, 2023 @ 20:43:02 »
Fatal accident in Soullaroi, Paliki, when a car hit a tree earlier today.