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09/12/22
« on: Friday, 09 December, 2022 @ 03:25:29 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8885 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0835 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1255 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9229 €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
Tod ay/12   19°/16°   15 km/h   56%   Showers probable
Sat 10/13   20°/15°   26 km/h   86%   Light rain probable
Sun 11/13   18°/13°   30 km/h   99%   Thunderstorms & winds probable
Mon 12/13   17°/13°   17 km/h   77%   Light rain probable
Tue 13/13   16°/12°   16 km/h   72%   Showers probable
Wed 14/13   17°/15°   17 km/h   82%   Light rain probable
Thu 15/13   19°/16°   19 km/h   57%   Showers probable
Fri 16/13   20°/16°   22 km/h   61%   Thunderstorms probable
Sat 17/13   19°/14°   25 km/h   39%   Scattered thunderstorms possible
Sun 18/13   18°/13°   26 km/h   52%   Scattered thunderstorms probable

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Re: 09/12/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 09 December, 2022 @ 03:36:36 »
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Man admits illegally hunting with dogs after police unearth fox hunting texts

On the face of it, a hunting case in Cheltenham today might have escaped much attention.

But the evidence revealed in court once again raises profound questions about what really goes on behind the scenes in the sport.

Huntsman Ollie Finnegan pleaded guilty to illegally hunting with dogs.

Key evidence was found on his phone after it was seized by officers from Leicestershire Police.

Magistrates said Finnegan had a “pattern of offending over a period of time”.

What sets this case apart from other hunting crimes is the unique insight it gives behind the scenes of the ‘sport’. The open discussion of fox hunting when people think they are safe to talk about it. 
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-12-06/man-admits-illegally-hunting-with-dogs-after-police-unearth-fox-hunting-texts

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Re: 09/12/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 09 December, 2022 @ 03:39:56 »
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Street harassment will bring two years in prison under new offence backed by Government
Home Office plans to amend 1986 Public Order Act so that tailing people in public and threatening behaviour will be grounds for prosecution

Men who sexually harass women on the street or on public transport will face two years in jail under a new offence to be backed by the Government.

The Home Office announced on Thursday night that it will support proposals to amend the 1986 Public Order Act to create a new offence of “public sexual harassment” following a public consultation. 

It would outlaw behaviours such as following someone, making an obscene or aggressive comment or gesture, “cornering” someone, driving a car slowly by someone walking in the street and potentially wolf whistling and catcalling.

The proposal had been opposed by Boris Johnson who argued that existing public order and harassment laws, if properly enforced by police, could be used to prosecute street sexual harassment such as wolf-whistling, catcalling and other abuse.

However the new offence was supported by Liz Truss during the Tory leadership race, Nimco Ali, the feminist campaigner and a former Home Office adviser on tackling violence against women, and Priti Patel, during her time as home secretary.

The consultation was launched after “shocking” findings by the Office for National Statistics that half of women aged 16 to 34 had been harassed in the previous 12 months and nearly four in 10 (38 per cent) had experienced catcalls, whistles, unwanted sexual comments and jokes. A quarter felt they had been followed.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/12/08/street-harassment-will-bring-two-years-prison-new-offence-backed/

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Re: 09/12/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 09 December, 2022 @ 03:44:22 »
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Who is striking when? A timeline of this winter's walkouts
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-11-23/when-are-all-the-strikes-set-to-be-held-across-the-country

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Re: 09/12/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 09 December, 2022 @ 13:02:02 »
Argostoli Christmas tree lights switch on tomorrow at 19:30 in the central plateia. Also fireworks.

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Re: 09/12/22
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 09 December, 2022 @ 13:05:24 »
A 55 y-o female with a cardiac condition airlifted this morning by heiicopter from Kef airport direct to hospital in Rio.

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Re: 09/12/22
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 09 December, 2022 @ 13:30:28 »
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MP plans bill to strip Harry and Meghan of royal titles

Telegraph readers were asked if Harry and Meghan should lose their titles - and the result is conclusive.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2022/12/09/mp-plans-bill-strip-harry-meghan-royal-titles/

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Re: 09/12/22
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 09 December, 2022 @ 14:39:58 »
Auction of cars and motorcycles (two-wheel vehicles) on Tuesday, 20 December, starting 10:30 at Argostoli Customs House (next to Port Authority).



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Re: 09/12/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 09 December, 2022 @ 19:00:45 »


Second helicopter airlift today for patients in Argostoli hospital to Rio hospital, this second time a 4 y-o girl with a lung and back problem.

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Re: 09/12/22
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 09 December, 2022 @ 19:33:45 »


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Andreas lost his job and his home, but he never lost his fight

Before the pandemic, Andreas had lived and worked in the UK for over 20 years. But in 2021, he lost his job, his house and all his paperwork. It meant he couldn’t prove his UK status. At a time when he needed help most, he wasn’t able to access any services. It left him without a home.

He was spotted sleeping rough by a volunteer at a local food bank. She referred him to All People All Places. We quickly worked with Enfield Council and the Home Office to reconfirm his status and find him emergency accommodation.

From there, we worked with RAMFEL, the immigration and legal support agency, to secure him a Residence Permit. This meant we could help him find a more permanent home – and with that, another job.

Andreas’s life is back to some form of normality. But he still comes to our Day Centre for support. Whether it’s helping him apply for a passport, or just to have a cuppa and a chat. We’re always here for him.
https://www.allpeopleallplaces.org/homelessplaques/andreas

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Re: 09/12/22
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 10 December, 2022 @ 00:49:14 »
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Hove pupil dies from strep A - Brighton council statement
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23182065.hove-pupil-dies-strep---brighton-council-statement/

A 12 y-o girl, the sixteenth child to die from Strep A in recent weeks. Twenty six cases in Sussex on Monday, that figure now increased, according to report in link above.