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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 01 June 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 1 JUNE 2019 19 EVENTS YOUR WORDS. YOUR VOICE. Here’s what our readers on Facebook thought: Talk to kids about the Byzantium John Kaboukos Kids today wouldn’t care. Create a video game around this moment in history. Then they’ll be experts in 5 minutes. K Cole Pan The Empire fell because of the ‘golden Bula’ monetary policy of Western Europe. Nothing has changed! Wake up or vanish ... We couldn’t pay our armies ... Let that never happen again. Michael Ayling K Cole Pan, no, it fell because the Greek language learning needs to be fun in order to keep kids of the diaspora interested. Ellinopoula.com – Dedicated to the education of young Greek diasporans T he 93rd global celebration of International Children's Day is marked on 1 June! A major challenge of our times is for children of the diaspora to retain their heritage in the form of their language, customs, and traditions. Ellinopoula is an app created for Greek kids of the diaspora thanks to a California-Athens collaboration. Its mission is to aid Greek schools and parents around the world hoping to keep alive the Greek culture and language. The unique e-learning platform is designed to make Greek language learning exciting for kids. It incorporates fun games, engaging videos, and thousands of interactive educational activities based on Greek mythology, history, and culture. The platform assists parents and teachers with tools that enable them to monitor the class's learning progress. It is enhanced with a step-by-step learning process, tailored to each student. Its speech recognition software allows children to practice speaking Greek at home, while its award-winning illustrations, and original content are steeped in Greek culture. To mark International Children's Day, Ellinopoula is offering a 30 per cent discount on all sign-ups running from 1 June to 7 June. Just enter the promo code "jun1kids". Ms Anna Sakkis, CEO of Ellinopoula, stated "International Children's day is a day to celebrate and reflect on our family members' childhoods and those of our own kids. It is a day to let our children know that there are other children facing hardships all over the world, perhaps the types of hardships our parents – our kids' grandparents – endured for us to have better opportunities in life. It also serves as a reminder for us to stay dedicated to passing on Hellenism and the gift of the Greek language to diaspora kids." Ellinopoula's curriculum is designed according to guidelines issued by the Hellenic Ministry of Education. The platform is available at Ellinopoula. com, on Google Play and Apple store, and at select Greek education institutions worldwide. Ellinopoula is certified KidSafe. The history of Greeks in Australia in six objects Greek Studies from the Department of Languages and Linguistics, has started a series of Six Seminars 'The History of Greeks in Australia in Six Objects' at the Greek Centre in Lonsdale T t has been three decades since 3ZZZ was founded! The Greek Committee of Ethnic Communities Radio Station 3ZZZ92.3FM is celebrating the occasion by opening its doors to the community. The contribution that the station has made to broadcasting cannot be I he Dardalis Archives in Conjunction with La Trobe University's Street. These kicked off on 8 May with a presentation by Julia Charpantinou and are continuing with the following presentations: 12 June - Dr Chris Fifis: 'The Politics of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, 1928-1959'. 21 August - Dr Konstandina Dounis: 'A parallel Universe: Growing up Greek in the 50s and 60s'. 18 September – Dr Dimitris Gonis: 'Three Greek pioneers: Mick Adams, Vlase Zanalis and Harry Corones'. 9 October – Peter Yiannoudes: 'The history of Greek cinema in Australia'. 3ZZZ’s 30th Anniversary denied. Since going to air on 18 June, 1989, 3ZZZ has been the authentic voice of Greek Australians and a variety of ethnic organisations. The programs are prepared and presented by trained volunteers, connected and committed to serving the community, to inform, educate and empower people to fully participate in the affairs of the community, the State and the Nation and keeping in touch with Greece, Cyprus and indeed the world. The event being held will honour the distinguished services of late broadcasters Theo Sidiropoulos, Plutarch Deliyiannis and Mark Georgiou. Come along for a peek behind the scenes, and an opportunity to record a message. When: Sunday 2nd June at 2:00 pm Where: At Radio Station 3ZZZ, 309 Albert St- Brunswick Free entrance, with finger food, drinks and entertainment. 6 November – Dr Toula Nicolacopoulos and Dr George Vassilacopoulos: 'Post 60s Greek-Australian Youth Activism: The case of Lambrakis youth and the Melbourne antiVietnam war campaign'. The Greek Centre is at 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Arabs, Seljuks and then Ottomans kept invading. But, yes, there were indeed economic problems but pestilence and famine also contributed. The inability to pay armies was also one of the reasons the Western Roman Empire fell a thousand years earlier. It’s also possible that France sold artillery to later Ottomans in 1683. Παναγιωτης Ποντιος Relief ... a Hellene that knows his stuff and where he is today! Kallimachos Savvas Grigoropoulos It is the fall of the capital of the Christian Eastern Roman Empire and the beginning of Ottoman Turkish rule over this former empire and the beginning of Turkish rule over Greece for more than 400 years. The Romans occupied Greece from 146 BC then directly from them began the rule by the Christian Eastern Roman Empire from about 325 A.D. until the fall of Constantinople in 1453 AD. Maria Taki Only through animated and lively descriptions can you inform children about history. The fall of Constantinople, however, is not something that can be taught in a ‘fun and exciting way’. It was a tragedy of epic proportions for the Greeks and Orthodoxy. Youngsters must learn about it in a gripping but not graphic way. Certainly not in a ‘fun way’. George EL The Byzantium era was no fun for the Hellenes and the priesthood is solely responsible for the loss of the city. RIP Courtney Herron Eleni Blacky RIP Courtney! And Louisa as well! Yes, she was another young Greek girl, and no-one made any effort to bring justice to her case! Shame on the Victoria Police! Louisa was found dead at the Creek in Preston in 2011 by someone walking their dog. She was murdered by her ice-addicted boyfriend at the time who lost total control and killed. Louisa was found after six days when she was reported missing by her brother. Louisa was someone’s sister, daughter and grandchild just like Courtney was! Anastasia Koukla So so sad. It’s devastating! Beautiful young vulnerable girl in the wrong place at the wrong time. She certainly didn’t deserve to die in this horrific way. Women of any age, any religion, any race, should be able to feel safe to walk alone, day or night, in our community. And no excuses for her attacker, either, please! Georgina Boutsini Another innocent victim of a senseless act. When will justice prevail? Year after year homicide continues to infiltrate our beautiful nation. Write your comments on our social media pages and see them publicized here...
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