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13/05/23
« on: Saturday, 13 May, 2023 @ 03:21:03 »
Kef fire risk 13/05/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8940 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1258 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1186 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8883 €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 13/05   20°/16°   14 km/h   76%   Rain probable
Sun 14/05   23°/19°   26 km/h   22%   Cloudy, winds possible
Mon 15/05   23°/15°   35 km/h   22%   Cloudy, strong winds probable
Tue 16/05   19°/15°   21 km/h   73%   Thunderstorms probable
Wed 17/05   20°/14°   19 km/h   71%   Thunderstorms probable
Thu 18/05   21°/16°   14 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud
Fri 19/05   23°/17°   14 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Sat 20/05   24°/17°   23 km/h   35%   Showers possible
Sun 21/05   22°/16°   17 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Mon 22/05   23°/16°   17 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 13/05/23
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 13 May, 2023 @ 03:27:35 »
Unconfirmed: poison bait alleged to have been put down in Dilinata with several animals deceased.

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Re: 13/05/23
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 13 May, 2023 @ 10:26:17 »
Unconfirmed: poison bait alleged to have been put down in Dilinata with several animals deceased.

I think you might have meant this for the news section.

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Re: 13/05/23
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 13 May, 2023 @ 14:53:14 »
A couple of scams alleged to be doing the rounds in Greece,

one allegedly from the tax office offering a refund with the logo




The other allegedly from the National Bank (Ethniki Trapeza) witht the logo



The 'From' line reveals it's sent from <midias@ieviva.com.br>


As always, delete without clicking on any buttons
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Re: 13/05/23
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 13 May, 2023 @ 15:37:12 »
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Motorcyclist injured in collision with wild boar

A motorcyclist was injured on the main Edipsos-Limni road on the island of Evia, in the area of Rovia, after colliding with a pack of wild boar on Friday.

The frequency of such incidents has sparked the outrage of locals over what they say is a situation that has spiraled out of control, with the boars causing damage to yards and fields.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1210890/motorcyclist-injured-in-collission-with-wild-boar/


I was out in the wilds yesterday and came across not wild boars but a hikers / bikers caff. Parked outside: £35,000 of seventy year old motorcycle:




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Re: 13/05/23
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 13 May, 2023 @ 18:06:04 »
Bit of a controversy in the UK recently over SATs tests for ten and eleven year old school kids. Here's ten sample questions from previous (presumably easier) test papers, how many correct answers can you get?

Question 1
A box of crisps contains three different flavours. A quarter of the packets are prawn cocktail flavour. The probability of picking cheese and onion flavour is 30% What is the probability of picking salt and vinegar flavour?

Question 2
Here is an equation.
m – 2n = 10 When n = 20 what is the value of m?

Question 3
What is 10% of a half?

Question 4
Megan says, ‘If two rectangles have the same perimeter, they must have the same area.’ Is she correct? Explain your answer.

Question 5
Solve this equation. 7y + 12 = 5y + 40

Question 6
Runa and Jon each start with the same number. Runa rounds the number to the nearest hundred. Jon rounds the number to the nearest ten. Runa’s answer is double Jon’s answer. Explain how this can be.

Question 7
Cleo has 24 centimetre cubes. She uses all 24 cubes to make a cuboid with dimensions 6cm, 2cm and 2cm. Write the dimensions of a different cuboid she can make using all 24 cubes.

Question 8
One gram of gold costs £32.94. What is the cost of half a kilogram of gold?

Question 9
Jack chose a number. He multiplied the number by 7. Then he added 85. His answer was 953. What number did he start with?

Question 10
A machine pours 250 millilitres of juice every 4 seconds. How many litres of juice does the machine pour every minute?

Good luck with that! Scroll down the page on the Independent for the answers.


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Re: 13/05/23
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 13 May, 2023 @ 19:01:57 »
Police this morning arrested a 32 y-o Greek male in Levkas town for attempted rape. A search of his vehicle revealed small amounts of cocaine and cannabis, a metal detector and three coins suspected of being illegally excavated.

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Re: 13/05/23
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 13 May, 2023 @ 20:56:32 »
A 52 y-o funeral director in Thessaloniki was killed this morning by a pair of Armenian brothers who had a history of past disputes with the victim. Allegedly they attacked the victim after arguing over his feeding of a stray cat.