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01/12/23
« on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 02:55:41 »
Καλό μήνα

Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8896 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1241 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1259 USD   $1 USD = 0.8881 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7038 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5869 €UR
1 €UR = R21.5988 ZAR   R1 ZAR = 0.0462 €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   
Fri 01/12   20°/16°   17 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud    
Sat 02/12   21°/16°   24 km/h   10%   Mostly cloudy    
Sun 03/12   19°/13°   09 km/h   70%   Thunderstorms probable   
Mon 04/12   17°/11°   19 km/h   13%   Mostly sunny    
Tue 05/12   17°/13°   09 km/h   54%   Showers probable   
Wed 06/12   17°/12°   19 km/h   82%   Light rain probable   
Thu 07/12   17°/13°   16 km/h   59%   Showers probable   
Fri 08/12   17°/13°   16 km/h   45%   Showers possible   
Sat 09/12   17°/13°   25 km/h   60%   Thunderstorms probable   
Sun 10/12   18°/14°   25 km/h   60%   Thunderstorms probable   


Offline Maik

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Re: 01/12/23
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 03:55:57 »
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'World's saddest elephant' who lived alone in zoo for more than 40 years dies

An animal described as one of the "world's saddest elephants" has passed away in a zoo in Philippines.

Vishwa Ma'ali, the Asian elephant nicknamed "Mali", died on Tuesday, aged 43, after being given to the city of Manila in 1981 by the Sri Lankan government.

She spent 42 years by herself in a concrete pen at Manila Zoo.
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-11-30/worlds-saddest-elephant-who-lived-in-zoo-for-more-than-40-years-dies

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Re: 01/12/23
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 15:45:44 »
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‘Forever chemical’ in English tap water samples carcinogenic, WHO rules

A substance found in hundreds of drinking water samples across England has been categorised as carcinogenic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The move will increase pressure on the UK government to take action on “forever chemicals”.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/dec/01/forever-chemical-in-english-tap-water-samples-carcinogenic-who-rules

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Re: 01/12/23
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 15:50:26 »
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Tory deputy chair Lee Anderson says he will move to Orkney if UK reverses Brexit

Lee Anderson defends ‘inhumane’ remarks about asylum-seekers and tells Ursula von der Leyen to ‘shut up’
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/lee-anderson-orkney-brexit-tory-b2456686.html

What's Orkney done to deserve "30p Lee"?

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Re: 01/12/23
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 15:56:46 »
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'World's saddest elephant' who lived alone in zoo for more than 40 years dies

An animal described as one of the "world's saddest elephants" has passed away in a zoo in Philippines.

Vishwa Ma'ali, the Asian elephant nicknamed "Mali", died on Tuesday, aged 43, after being given to the city of Manila in 1981 by the Sri Lankan government.

She spent 42 years by herself in a concrete pen at Manila Zoo.
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-11-30/worlds-saddest-elephant-who-lived-in-zoo-for-more-than-40-years-dies

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Re: 01/12/23
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 17:20:45 »

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Re: 01/12/23
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 17:24:05 »
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British Museum Chair Says Talks on a Deal on the Parthenon Sculptures Will Continue

The British Museum can continue to explore solutions with Greece regarding the Parthenon Sculptures “whether or not [British Prime Minister] Rishi Sunak meets the Greek prime minister or not,” British Museum Chair George Osborne said in his latest Political Currency podcast, following a “diplomatic spat” caused by Sunak’s last-minute cancellation of a meeting with his Greek counterpart.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/british-museum-chair-says-talks-on-a-deal-on-the-parthenon-sculptures-will-continue/


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Re: 01/12/23
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 17:52:41 »
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Greek newspaper has not taken Sunak’s Elgin Marbles snub very well

The PM got a front page spread in the Free Hour - and they even published the headline in English for his benefit.
https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/greek-newspaper-has-not-taken-sunaks-elgin-marbles-snub-very-well-364269/




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Re: 01/12/23
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 17:56:01 »


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King Charles wears Greek flag tie as he greets Rishi Sunak days after Elgin Marbles spat

The monarch, whose father was Greek, was pictured in the garment as he bumped into the Prime Minister at the COP28 climate change summit in Dubai. Mr Sunak faced ridicule after he cancelled a meeting with Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday after he called for the Elgin Marbles to be returned to Athens from the British Museum.

Mr Sunak today rejected an accusation made by George Osborne that he threw a "hissy fit" over the artefacts, also known as the Parthenon Sculptures.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/king-charles-wears-greek-flag-31575270


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Re: 01/12/23
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 18:52:35 »


Lots of Greek tie designs on www.zazzle.co.uk/s/greek+ties

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Re: 01/12/23
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 18:56:28 »
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Low UK potato harvests raise fears about Christmas supplies

Experts say supermarkets may have to rely on imports from as far afield as Egypt, pushing up environmental impact
https://www.theguardian.com/food/2023/dec/01/low-uk-potato-harvests-raise-fears-about-christmas-supplies

Let me guess... the price of spuds is about to rise  :iroll:

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Re: 01/12/23
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 01 December, 2023 @ 23:29:59 »


Poros nursery school kids have been busy helping keep wild birds alive over winter with bird houses erected in the school yard and bird feeders for their homes.