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16/11/23
« on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 02:31:24 »
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8980 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1135 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1194 USD   $1 USD = 0.8933 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7147 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5831 €UR
1 €UR = R20.6983 ZAR   R1 ZAR = 0.0483 €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   
Thu 16/11   22°/14°   15 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny    
Fri 17/11   21°/14°   17 km/h   77%   Light rain probable   
Sat 18/11   17°/11°   44 km/h   50%   Showers possible, very strong winds probable
Sun 19/11   16°/12°   28 km/h   02%   Sunny    
Mon 20/11   19°/14°   14 km/h   02%   Sunny    
Tue 21/11   21°/16°   15 km/h   76%   Showers probable   
Wed 22/11   21°/16°   22 km/h   72%   Thunderstorms probable   
Thu 23/11   20°/14°   22 km/h   63%   Thunderstorms probable   
Fri 24/11   19°/14°   21 km/h   53%   Showers probable   
Sat 25/11   19°/15°   19 km/h   52%   Showers probable   
   

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Re: 16/11/23
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 02:40:34 »
Interesting point of view on eKathimerini: This is not 2015


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Re: 16/11/23
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 13:36:29 »
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Police 'shocked' after they stop car on M62 and find fifteen people inside

Police were left "shocked" after they pulled over a car on the motorway and found 15 people inside.

The seven-seater Vauxhall had more than double the number of legally allowed passengers inside - including children who were not wearing seatbelts.
https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2023-11-16/police-stop-car-on-m62-and-find-fifteen-people-inside

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Re: 16/11/23
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 14:36:01 »
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What Greeks think about the Polytechnic uprising 50 years later

Fifty years after the Polytechnic uprising, Kappa Research publishes the key findings from this year’s annual research. First, the importance and catalytic role of the Polytechnic in the evolution of modern Greek history is not in doubt; for the vast majority, the uprising is considered an important event (70 per cent) that positively influenced the course of the country (72 per cent).
https://neoskosmos.com/en/2023/11/16/news/greece/what-greeks-think-about-the-polytechnic-uprising-50-years-later

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Re: 16/11/23
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 15:05:01 »
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Greece referred to EU court for failing to provide updated flood risk maps

Flood hazard maps and flood risk maps are key instruments for flood risk management. They help raise awareness about areas at risk of flooding and help communities develop strategies for reducing these risks. Civil protection and first responders can use the maps to plan emergency responses and they can also support insurance decisions. The maps also support land-use planning and urban development, particularly to avoid creating new risks.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1225036/greece-referred-to-eu-court-for-failing-to-provide-updated-flood-risk-maps/

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Re: 16/11/23
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 16:48:40 »
A couple of dirt tracks in Argostoli municipality are to be surfaced due to being in a potentially dangerous condition, especially following heavy rain:
1. 1300m of track in VIPE - Krania Greenhouses area, Argostoli
2. 2800m of track in Kampos - Heimoniko area of Skala
both to have a width of 4.5m. Total budget 470,000€ including VAT.

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Re: 16/11/23
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 18:25:29 »
I haven't tested this but heard this is a reliable way of testing virgin olive oil to check if it is virgin olive oil or if it's been adulterated: virgin olive oil freezes at suitably low temperatures, adulterated oil doesn't.

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Re: 16/11/23
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 21:13:37 »
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‘These are in a class of their own’: The Telegraph's annual mince pie taste test
Buttery, fruity and irresistibly festive, the best of this year's crop could rival even the finest homemade creations
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/best-mince-pies-taste-test-2023-waitrose-aldi-tesco/

Article's behind a paywall, here's their findings:

***** £  3.50 / 6 : M&S Collection Mince Pies
***** £13.00 / 6 : DukesHill Classic Mince Pies
  **** £  2.19 / 6 : Aldi Specially Selected Mince Pies
  **** £  2.50 / 6 : Iceland Luxury All Butter Mince Pies
  **** £  2.75 / 6 : Asda Extra Special Brown Butter & Rum Mince Pies
    *** £  2.50 / 4 : Tesco Finest Rich & Decadent Golden Mince Pies
    *** £  3.00 / 6 : Tesco Finest All Butter Pastry Mince Pies
      ** £  2.50 / 6 : Morrisons The Best Deep Filled Mince Pies
      ** £  3.50 / 6 : Booths All Butter Mince Pies
      ** £  4.00 / 6 : Waitrose & Partners No1 Brown Butter Mince Pies with Cognac
        * £  2.75 / 6 : Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Mince Pies with All Butter Pastry
        * £  1.49 / 6 : Lidl Deluxe All Butter Mince Pies
        * £12.95 / 6 : Harvey Nichols Traditional Large Mince Pies
        * £12.99 / 6 : Selfridges Selection Classic Mince Pies

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Re: 16/11/23
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 21:37:06 »
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Catastrophic flood drives Greek village of Metamorfosi to seek relocation

When floodwaters gushed through the Greek farming village of Metamorfosi in September, residents fled. Now they want to relocate their entire community, terrified it cannot survive another bout of extreme weather driven by climate change.

Metamorfosi nearly disappeared beneath the water as Storm Daniel, which wrought havoc across the Mediterranean, struck the central Thessaly region on Sept 4-7, turning it into an inland sea. Sixteen people were killed, including a man and his mother in Metamorfosi who drowned in their home.

Standing in his uninhabitable, mud-stained house two months after the disaster, 80-year-old farmer Vassilis Tsatsarelis - who saw Metamorfosi flood completely in 1953, 1994 and 2023 - is among many who want authorities to relocate his village to a safer spot.
https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/catastrophic-flood-drives-greek-village-metamorfosi-seek-relocation-2023-11-16/

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Re: 16/11/23
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 21:55:15 »
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Rory McIlroy gets ball lodged between female fan’s legs after stray drive
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/golf/2023/11/16/rory-mcilroy-ball-female-fans-legs-dp-world-championship/

WTF!?! What's the Telegraph descending to? :blink:
 

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Re: 16/11/23
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 22:24:04 »
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easyJet to fly from Nice to 3 new destinations, from €30

As for the island of Kefalonia, flights will start on 30 June 2024. A weekly flight on Sundays will be scheduled until 1 September 2024. Tickets are priced at €90 for the inaugural flight.
https://www.monaco-tribune.com/en/2023/11/easyjet-to-fly-from-nice-to-3-new-destinations-from-e30

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Re: 16/11/23
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 22:48:56 »
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Waste: Commission decides to refer GREECE back to the Court of Justice of the European Union over landfill in Zakynthos

Today the European Commission decided to refer Greece back to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to close a landfill site on the island of Zakynthos, within a Natura 2000 site protected area. The landfill is a threat to public health and the environment and is causing pollution in the local environment. Although the landfill site has not been operational for more than five years, it needs not only to be closed but also rehabilitated to comply with a 2014 Court judgement.
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_23_5444