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27/11/23
« on: Monday, 27 November, 2023 @ 03:19:14 »
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8942 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1183 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1244 USD   $1 USD = 0.8893 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7120 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5841 €UR
1 €UR = R21.6628 ZAR   R1 ZAR = 0.0461 €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   
Mon 27/11   15°/11°   10 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud    
Tue 28/11   19°/14°   35 km/h   98%   Rain and/or thunder & strong winds probable   
Wed 29/11   18°/10°   17 km/h   73%   Showers probable   
Thu 30/11   18°/13°   07 km/h   02%   Mostly sunny    
Fri 01/12   20°/17°   19 km/h   49%   Showers possible   
Sat 02/12   21°/14°   21 km/h   36%   Isolated thunderstorms possible   
Sun 03/12   18°/12°   23 km/h   63%   Thunderstorms probable   
Mon 04/12   16°/11°   20 km/h   45%   Showers possible   
Tue 05/12   16°/12°   17 km/h   56%   Showers probable   
Wed 06/12   17°/13°   24 km/h   60%   Showers probable   
   

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Re: 27/11/23
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 27 November, 2023 @ 03:54:49 »


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Did You Know BMW Made A Tiny Pickup At A Chrysler Plant In Greece?

When most think of car companies that also produced farm equipment they often think of Lamborghini, Ford, or Porsche. It turns out that BMW also had a hand in the farming business, albeit briefly. This 1965 Farmobil is proof of that. It uses a 0.7-liter two-cylinder 32-hp boxer engine and a four-speed transmission as its motivating force. As an air-cooled engine, it proved incredibly robust and easy to care for.

Surprisingly, this tiny truck didn’t obtain certification for the Greek market, which led to most of its production being shipped to various countries around the world. It’s believed that only 900 units were ever produced in total.
https://www.carscoops.com/2023/11/did-you-know-bmw-made-a-tiny-pickup-at-a-chrysler-plant-in-greece/

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Re: 27/11/23
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 27 November, 2023 @ 15:10:31 »
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Athens: A Christmas tree was stripped – Half the decorations were stolen (VIDEO)

The Christmas tree placed by the municipality of Athens in Klathmonos Square fell victim to thieves.

As OPEN reported, Christmas tree decorations in Klauthmonos Square in the Greek capital were stolen by people who could get their hands on as much as they could, leaving it bare from ‘the waist down.’
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/11/27/athens-a-christmas-tree-stripped/

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Re: 27/11/23
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 27 November, 2023 @ 17:42:37 »
Christmas decorations being erected in Argostoli squares, etc.

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Re: 27/11/23
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 27 November, 2023 @ 17:45:28 »
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Sub-zero temperatures recorded in 160 weather stations

The cold weather front currently affecting the country has brought the first snow of the winter, with below-zero temperatures recorded in 160 meteorological stations across the country.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1225818/sub-zero-temperatures-recorded-in-160-weather-stations/


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Re: 27/11/23
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 27 November, 2023 @ 20:21:54 »
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Poverty threatening children in Greece

Greece is one of the worst countries in the European Union for a child to live in, as it appears that the youngest citizens pay the highest price for the chronic inadequacies of the state, the low quality of the education system and the health system, as well as the inability of the social protection system to really and effectively support them.

While pensioners and other social groups receive retroactive benefits and emergency aid, children find themselves unprotected from poverty.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1225750/poverty-threatening-children-in-greece/

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Re: 27/11/23
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 27 November, 2023 @ 20:35:27 »
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The most ridiculous lyrics of all time – can you guess who sang what?

Never made it as a wise man? What exactly is a ‘semolina pilchard’? Test your knowledge of pop music's biggest poetic crimes
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/the-most-ridiculous-lyrics-of-all-time-quiz/

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Re: 27/11/23
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 27 November, 2023 @ 22:27:55 »
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Sunak cancels meeting with Mitsotakis in London

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his annoyance on Monday evening over the last-minute cancellation of his meeting in London with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Referring to the Parthenon Sculptures, Mitsotakis said he had hoped to have the opportunity to discuss them with Sunak, along with the situations in Gaza and Ukraine, the climate crisis and migration.

Government sources told Kathimerini that the meeting was canceled because Sunak was irked by the views expressed by the Greek premier on the return of the Marbles.

Earlier, Downing Street said Sunak ruled out any plan to return the sculptures. Number 10 said the British Museum was the “right place” for the treasures.

Mitsotakis did meet with Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer at the Greek embassy.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1225837/sunak-cancels-meeting-with-mitsotakis-in-london/