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13/01/22
« on: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 02:41:41 »
Sixty three new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, two on Ithaka.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1650
1 USD = € 0.8539

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 13/01   09°/04°   21 km/h   01%   Sunny
Fri 14/01   12°/09°    9 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 15/01   15°/08°    5 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 16/01   14°/10°   13 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Mon 17/01   15°/11°   12 km/h   56%   Showers probable
Tue 18/01   14°/09°   19 km/h   45%   Showers possible
Wed 19/01   12°/08°   12 km/h   49%   Showers possible
Thu 20/01   12°/10°   10 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Fri 21/01   14°/10°   18 km/h   36%   Showers possible
Sat 22/01   13°/09°   20 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
« Last Edit: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 12:15:28 by Maik »

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Re: 13/01/22
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 02:42:30 »
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‘Remarkable’ Roman wooden figurine discovered in ditch during HS2 digging

Archaeologists are celebrating the discovery of an “extremely rare” Roman wooden figurine unearthed during work on the HS2 rail project.

The model of a person wearing a tunic – thought to be around 2,000 years old – was preserved in a waterlogged ditch in Twyford, Buckinghamshire, in July last year.

It is highly unusual for wooden artefacts to survive for so long, but a lack of oxygen in the surrounding clay helped prevent the wood from rotting.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/roman-figurine-hs2-ditch-buckinghamshire-b1991942.html

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Re: 13/01/22
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 08:48:20 »
Possibility a reservoir will be constructed in the Katelios area - sometime in the future. The Deputy Minister of Interior has authorised an investigative study.

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Re: 13/01/22
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 16:51:51 »
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M&S rename midget gems after Liverpool campaigner brands term offensive to people with dwarfism

Marks and Spencer has changed the name of its popular Midget Gems sweets to avoid offending people with dwarfism.

The retailer has rebranded its version of the confectionery as Mini Gems following a campaign by disability academic Dr Erin Pritchard from Liverpool Hope University.
https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2022-01-13/m-and-s-rename-midget-gems-after-liverpool-campaigner-brands-term-offensive-dwarfism

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Re: 13/01/22
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 17:09:22 »
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New Zealand man horrified after cockroach found living in his ear for three days
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/new-zealand-man-cockroach-ear-b1992256.html

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Re: 13/01/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 17:41:46 »
Forty four new cases on Kef today, three on Ithaki

« Last Edit: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 20:38:06 by Maik »

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Re: 13/01/22
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 17:44:09 »
Two people on Kef fined for not wearing a face mask where required during period yesterday morning to this morning.

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Re: 13/01/22
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 20:43:29 »
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Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH

The Duke of York's military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Prince Andrew will stop using the style His Royal Highness in an official capacity, a royal source said.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59987935

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 20:45:08 »
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Covid self-isolation in England being cut to five full days

The self-isolation period for people who test positive for Covid-19 is being cut to five full days in England, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said.

From Monday, people will be able to leave isolation after negative lateral flow tests on days five and six.

Ministers had touted the move as a way to reduce staffing pressures in some sectors, including the NHS.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59980505

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« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 13 January, 2022 @ 20:52:12 »
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Stefanos Tsitsipas accuses Novak Djokovic of making Australian Open players 'look like fools'
The world No 4 hit out at Djokovic 'playing by his own rules' regarding his medical exemption, when the majority of players had had the jab
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2022/01/13/stefanos-tsitsipas-accuses-novak-djokovic-making-australian/