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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 08 June 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 8 JUNE 2019 21 EVENTS Politics of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria The second of an exciting six-part seminar series takes place at the Greek Centre on Wednesday with the presentation of Christos N. Fifis' talk, titled "The Politics of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV), 1928-2959". The talk focuses on the history of the community in Melbourne from its inception in 1897 to represent the Greek settlers in Melbourne and Vicoria and provide them with services. Internal and external strife, divisions and disputes were not uncommon and the GOCMV experienced some dire times of strife and divisions in the period between 1928 and 1959 due to internal and parochial antagonism, political disagreement and Chris Fifis will deliver the speech on the history of the Greek Community of Melbourne. disputes with the Church authorities which often deteriorated its ability to perform its role. Mr Fifis, a former senior lecturer in Modern Greek Studies at La Trobe, writer, broadcaster and prominent member of the community will highlight the development of the Greek diaspora at a crucial time in its history. The seminar series is of- fered by La Trobe University's Greek Studies and the Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora in conjunction with the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria. Other talks worth watching out for include: * Wednesday, 21 August: Konstandina Dounis: "A parallel Universe: Growing up 'Greek' in the 50s and 60s" * Wednesday, 18 September: Dimitri Gonis: "Three Greek pioneers: Mick Adams, Vlase Zanalis and harry Corones" * Wednesday, 9 October: Peter Yiannoudes (in Greek): The History of Greek Cinema in Australia" * Wednesday, 6 November: Dr Toula Nicolacopoulos and Dr George Vassilacopoulo: "Post-60s GreekAustralian Youth Activism" The Greek Centre is at 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. YOUR WORDS. YOUR VOICE. Here’s what our readers on Facebook thought: Babylonians developed trigonometry before Greeks Sotiris Pashos Great minds think alike. Kosta Stavrou Now wait for all the Redneck Victorian Greeks to start complaining at how outraged they are by this finding. Nick Rodintsis They’re all over the place not just Victoria! John Koolbanis This post is misleading... Trigonometry is not an invention, it exists and has always existed... It grew, evolved and developed through time. Stone age inhabitants and even hunter and gatherer cultures used basic primitive types of Trigonometry to build small wooden type structures and mud brick huts even if they did not know they were applying the method. It was the ancient Greeks who transformed trigonometry into an ordered systematic science. Furthermore, trigonometry is a Greek word which means triangle and measure. Everything we know about trigonometry comes from the Greek tradition and not the primitive eastern Babylonian tradition that was unknown to the world until the late 20th century. This post is nonsensical and has nothing to do with trigonometry as a scientific discipline. Sam Raydan Ouch. But it was the Greeks who uncovered a million and one uses for windex, and that alone is impressive. Oh, and pizza was a Greek invention, so take that Italy. K Cole Pan No shit, nothing new. Nick Chrissostomidis Pardon me but this is one (f) d***ed up post. Everyone should know that the ancient Greeks borrowed many aspects from many societies including (very important) astronomy observations made by the Assyrians/Babylonians. What the Greeks did beyond the original data was ... well you know the rest. Applications for South Australia’s 2019 Multicultural Festival Grant Program now open To celebrate and showcase South Australia's multiculturalism, up to 70 community groups are set to come together at this year's Multicultural Festival. The culturally diverse event will feature everything from music and dance, to arts, crafts and culinary delights. Any multicultural commu- nity groups or organisations that would like to participate in the 2019 Multicultural Festival through a performance, activity or stall are being encouraged to apply through the event's Grant Program. The grants support eligible multicultural community groups to participate and Donate to the Red Shield appeal The Red Shield Appeal launch to multicultural communities, is one of the key events for The Salvation Army's annual appeal, which culminated with Australia's biggest doorknock over the weekend of 25-26 May, however people are still urged to contribute online until the end of June. To donate online visit salvationarmy.org.au or head to any Westpac branch or Salvos Stores or by posting your cheque to PO Box 9888 in your capital city. showcase their rich and diverse culture and customs with the wider community. There are three categories of grants available: Performance (grants of up to $500), Activity (grants of up to $500) and Stall (grants of up to $250). Applications close on Friday 14 June, 2019 at 5.00 pm. Further details about this year's Multicultural Festival will be announced soon. Complete your online application today at www.multicultural.sa.gov.au For more information contact the Multicultural Grants Team on 1300 239 468 or email MulticulturalAffairs@ sa.gov.au Akrites tou Pontou celebrate 7th anniversary Last weekend, Akrites Australia (Ακρίτες Του Πόντου) celebrated the club's 7th birthday. The festivities took place at the Pontian Community of Melbourne, where Theo Kostidis' band entertained attendees with Pontian favourites, as well as laika throughout the night. Organisers of the event took to the group's Facebook page to express their thanks to those who joined in the celebrations."We thank the musicians, the dancers, and our friends who support us, and we also thank the youth who make us proud every time they represent our club." Robert Redding We all know that even Pythagoras in 520 BC, left Babylon where he got his schooling and returned to Samos. However, Neos Kosmos give us facts not “now believe” but, it is proven that. Greece changing definition of ‘rape’ Arthur Varelas Always 20 plus years behind! Nicci Zach They want to pass the Bill in Parliament without the other parties as they are against this Bill. ND, KKE will not be in parliament when they try to pass the Bill. Lets see what will happen next. Kostas Karakonstandis Yes, and this is by far the biggest problem Greece has to solve... Robert Redding Before they leave they will pass as much chaos as possible. Most in Parliament are hiring their daughters, friends, etc. One general had the guts to quit as he smelled that they want to divide the Aegean with Turkey just like they simply gave Macedonia away. Write your comments on our social media pages and see them publicized here...
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