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07/05/24
« on: Tuesday, 07 May, 2024 @ 10:10:27 »
Kef fire risk 07/05/24: Low

Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8834 GBP   Â£1 GBP = 1.1319 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1035 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7003 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5881 €UR
   
Based on National Bank of Greece exchange rates.   
Other banks likely to offer rates 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   
Wed 08/05   23°/16°   11 km/h   04%   Cloudy    
Thu 09/05   21°/14°   13 km/h   24%   Cloudy    
Fri 10/05   24°/15°   16 km/h   04%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 11/05   22°/13°   12 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Sun 12/05   22°/14°   16 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny    
Mon 13/05   23°/15°   18 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny    
Tue 14/05   23°/16°   16 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny    
Wed 15/05   25°/17°   17 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 16/05   25°/17°   19 km/h   13%   Sun & cloud    
Fri 17/05   24°/17°   18 km/h   04%   Sun & cloud    
   

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Re: 07/05/24
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 07 May, 2024 @ 20:53:53 »
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Alexander the Great's bathroom is discovered after 2,300 years: Archaeologists uncover a room in Greece where the king bathed in a 'homo-erotic way with his teenage, testosterone-filled companions'

It is a palace that symbolised the golden age of antiquity, bore witness to the assassination of King Philip II and the crowning of his 20-year-old son King Alexander the Great.

Set in the ceremonial centre of the ancient Macedonian kingdom, the 15,000 square metre Aigai palace is three times the size of the Parthenon, with its gated city walls, courtyard, temples, sanctuaries, theatre, palaestra - or boxing school - and tombs.

Now, archaeologists have discovered the palaestra and bathroom where the teenage Alexander bathed naked with his childhood companion, rumoured lover and future military second-in-command Hephaestion.

The discovery, in the Royal city of Aigai, in the modern town of Vergina, Northern Greece, is unveiled in the final episode of the Channel 4 series Bettany Hughes' Treasures of the World, which airs on May 11.
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Re: 07/05/24
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 07 May, 2024 @ 21:06:26 »
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P&O boss admits he couldn't live on £4.87 an hour

The boss of P&O Ferries has admitted that he couldn't live on the £4.87 an hour some of its crew are paid, he told MPs.

Peter Hebblethwaite also revealed that he earned more than £500,000 last year, including a bonus.

In 2022, P&O Ferries, known for its Dover to Calais route, gained notoriety when it made 786 staff redundant before replacing them with people on lower wages.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/articles/ceq3pw038g8o