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04/02/23
« on: Saturday, 04 February, 2023 @ 04:38:46 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9197 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1318 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0873 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8835 €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
Sat 04/02   14°/07°   29 km/h   82%   Showers & winds probable
Sun 05/02   09°/04°   29 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud, winds probable
Mon 06/02   08°/04°   11 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Tue 07/02   09°/04°   18 km/h   14%   Mostly cloudy
Wed 08/02   09°/05°   25 km/h   33%   Showers possible
Thu 09/02   10°/06°   28 km/h   47%   Showers possible
Fri 10/02   11°/06°   21 km/h   24%   Mostly cloudy
Sat 11/02   12°/07°   17 km/h   36%   Showers possible
Sun 12/02   13°/08°   16 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Mon 13/02   13°/09°   16 km/h   50%   Showers possible

frost.getmap.gr

No risk of frost

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Re: 04/02/23
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 04 February, 2023 @ 04:41:07 »
Body of a 78 y-o Greek female recovered yesterday morning from the sea off Periyiali, Kavala.

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Re: 04/02/23
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 04 February, 2023 @ 04:58:47 »
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Cats and dogs rescued from frontline by Ukrainian volunteers

Animal rescue volunteers in Ukraine have made it their mission to save cats and dogs that have been abandoned on the frontline.

Zoopatrul shared footage of their latest trip to "ghost town" Bohorodychne where they rescued animals "on the verge of survival."

Volunteers said the abandoned pets have no chance of surviving the conditions without help.

They say they have saved more than 1,000 cats and dogs from war and human cruelty, and have no intentions of stopping.

You can donate to the cause through their Patron page, and they also share updates on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/ukraine-war-cat-dog-rescue-frontline-b2275336.html



https://youtu.be/llZQh81cCqU?t=1

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Re: 04/02/23
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 04 February, 2023 @ 12:19:25 »
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People in England aged under 50 urged to get free Covid booster

NHS also says Sunday 12 February is last day this age group can attend a site for primary vaccinations
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/04/people-in-england-aged-49-and-younger-urged-to-get-free-covid-booster

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Re: 04/02/23
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 04 February, 2023 @ 12:22:04 »
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World’s oldest dog crowned by Guinness Book of Records

Bobi, a 30-year-old Rafeiro do Alentejo, has been crowned the world’s oldest living dog and oldest dog ever by Guinness World Records, breaking a record that stood for almost a century.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/lifestyle/oldest-dog-guinness-world-record-b2275090.html

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Re: 04/02/23
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 04 February, 2023 @ 12:23:55 »
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Hospitality workers wanted
Tourism and food service employers are asking for labor to be imported from abroad

Hospitality employers are asking for the importing of at least 80,000 workers from third countries, such as Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Balkans, with the aim of filling vacant positions.

According to data from the tourism and food service industries, last season vacancies reached 60,000, with Greece now proceeding with interstate agreements, such as that recently voted on by the Parliament with Egypt, for foreign citizens to come to Greece for the purpose of employment in the agricultural sector.

In total, it is estimated that more than 100,000 workers from other countries could come to Greece and fill job vacancies at hotels, in specific positions at food service companies (in the kitchens), in reception areas, as waiters, as well as vacancies in positions such as outdoor laborers.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1203951/hospitality-workers-wanted/



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Re: 04/02/23
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 04 February, 2023 @ 12:36:54 »
According to frost.getmap.gr and there's a Low risk of near freezing temperatures (2°C – 0°C) tomorrow (Αύριο), 05/02/23,  and Moderate risk of freezing temperatures (0°C – -2°C) the day after tomorrow (Μεθαύριο), 06/02/23, on Kefalonia.

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Re: 04/02/23
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 04 February, 2023 @ 12:42:41 »
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Hospitality workers wanted
Tourism and food service employers are asking for labor to be imported from abroad

Hospitality employers are asking for the importing of at least 80,000 workers from third countries, such as Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Balkans, with the aim of filling vacant positions.

According to data from the tourism and food service industries, last season vacancies reached 60,000, with Greece now proceeding with interstate agreements, such as that recently voted on by the Parliament with Egypt, for foreign citizens to come to Greece for the purpose of employment in the agricultural sector.

In total, it is estimated that more than 100,000 workers from other countries could come to Greece and fill job vacancies at hotels, in specific positions at food service companies (in the kitchens), in reception areas, as waiters, as well as vacancies in positions such as outdoor laborers.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1203951/hospitality-workers-wanted/

Not just the UK then that's lacking hospitality staff, also read a report recently that said hospitals in Madrid urgently needed staff of all kinds.

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Re: 04/02/23
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 04 February, 2023 @ 12:55:41 »
Certainly in Kef last summer so many food establishments were struggling to get waiting staff (for around 2.50-3 euro an hour).