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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 21 November 2015
NEWS 6 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2015 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Honouring Lemnos through WWI In a bid to recognise Lemnos, and the significant role the island played during the First World War, an event was hosted on Thursday at New South Wales' Waverley Library Gallery. Captain John Stavridis RAN took to the podium to present an insightful talk, as part of the exhibition 'Life on Lemnos, the Untold Anzac Story'. Presented by the Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Dr Stavros Kyrimis as part of the year-long Commemorative Anzac series, the exhibition features poignant photographs from 1915 to 1917. The photos document the young men and women who embarked on their individual and collective journeys during the war period, in addition to the respite, relief and recovery from the Anzac campaign provided by Lemnos. A number of Waverley Council representatives gathered at the event, including Cr Leon Goltsman, Cr Paula Masselos, and Cr Bill Mouroukos, among others. 'Life on Lemnos, the Untold Anzac Story' will be on at the Waverley Library Gallery until Tuesday 24 November, 2015. L-R: Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Dr Stavros Kyrimis; Ioannis Giannelis; Captain John Stavridis; George Tserdanis. PHOTOS: KAILY KOUTSOGIANNIS. Liz Kaydos presents Captain John Stavridis with the photograph by AW Savage: ‘A halt at a Greek coffee house, kafeneio 1915’ Raising awareness for men’s health Jim Demos grows a moustache for Movember for second year in a row Jim Demos is joining the many Australian men growing a moustache in November, and urges the Greek community to donate to a good cause. "My motivation is that with getting older, the focus on good health becomes even more apparent than ever," he says. "I’m hoping that whatever I raise is able to be put to great use in raising awareness for prostate cancer and male mental health." Jim is growing a moustache as part of Movember, which aims to promote funds and awareness for men's health issues - namely prostate cancer L-R: Cr Leon Goltsman, Cr Paula Masselos, Cr Bill Mouroukos and Liz Kaydos at the Lemnos event. Anzac Ambassador Program submissions open Year 10 and 11 students across New South Wales are being given an exciting opportunity to take part in the Premier's Anzac Ambassadors Program. As part of the First World War's centenary year, the exciting initiative will see those selected taken on a tour of the historic Anzac sites, including Athens, Lemnos and Crete in Greece, Paris and the Somme in France, in addition to Belgium's Ieper. With just six spots up for grabs, to enter, students are required to write a 1,000 word essay on the topic 'Why the Centenary of ANZAC is important for modern Australia'. The essays will be chosen by a panel of judges, including the Hon. Natasha MaclarenJones, Major General Warren Glenny and former premier Nathan Rees. Those successfully select- ed for the scholarship will be required to keep a diary and report back about what they experience over the 10-day tour. Entry submissions can be made via email to email@example.com. au until 5.00 pm on Friday 18 December, 2015. For full details, visit www.clubsnsw.com.au/ community/community-support/nsw-premiers-anzac-am-bassadors-program Warning over Adelaide travel business and depression. After 14 days of growth, so far he has raised a total of $800. Although he's started to "feel a bit ‘70s creepy", he is happy to be amongst Melbourne's moustached crusaders. To donate to Jim's Movember campaign, go to www. au.movember.com/mospace/3656781 Travellers have been told to be wary of an Adelaide travel agent after a number of customers were allegedly left out of pocket when trying to return home from their overseas trip. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Affairs George Kemencak has issued a public warning notice against Olympia Express Travel Services, run by Vasilios Koutropoulos. He said he had received a number of complaints from customers who claimed Mr Koutropoulos had accepted payment for services but failed to deliver. "At least four people claim they paid for their holidays to Greece in full before leaving Australia, but were shocked to discover when embarking on their way home that their return ticket was either not booked or not paid for," Mr Kemencak said. Mr Kemencak said accepting payments and failing to supply all the services within a reasonable time-frame may breach the Australian Consumer Law. Mr Koutropoulos told the ABC he had met with the consumer watchdog and the money would be repaid.
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