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A welcome sitting was held yesterday to officially mark the appointment of Her Honour Judge Nola Karapanagiotidis. The proud daughter of migrant parents who raised her to dream that she could “touch the sky and be anything” is the first Greek Australian woman to be appointed.
Next year is the 160th anniversary of the discovery of Nike of Samothrace in mid-April of 1863. To honour the unknown ancient artist(s) who carved the masterpiece from Rhodian marble about 2,200 years ago, Japan-based aerospace engineer Tatsuya Arai made this most celebrated sculpture in the world using LEGO.
Who wouldn’t love to own an apartment at the Athens Riviera, or a summer house in an Aegean island?! Paradise! Indeed. BUT what about all the legal, tax, banking, administrative, and other bureaucratic procedures that a potential buyer might encounter. Lawyer John Tripidakis guides us on what to expect, pinpointing some ‘red flags.’
Hate maths? One man suggests that it’s the ancient Greeks to blame! Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is a science author, journalist and broadcaster says, “We have a problem with maths. I blame this on our obsession with the ancient Greeks.” Greek City Times spoke with Brooks to understand more about his theories.
NBA superstar Gianis Antetokounmpo and his brothers – widely known as AnteokounBros – are launching Antetokounbros store at Eleutherios Venizelos Airport, Athens, Greece today and have delighted fans by announcing that they will be attending the opening to sign products and take photos with the public.
Under the direction of its president, Mrs Cybel Liasku Animal Protection & Cultural Association L.O.V.E. organised an animal-friendly catwalk event with the participation of Greek celebrities.
The Region of Thessaly in Northern Greece has announced an awe-inspiring tourism project entitled ‘Routes of Faith’, an initiative which aims to connect two landmark sites of Orthodox Christianity, the Meteora and Mount Athos.
Like a scene straight out of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Chris Koikas grew up directly next door to his Greek grandparents. However, instead of working in his parents’ travel agency like the protagonist in that film, he’s become one of the youngest barristers in NSW.
“Defibrillators are a must to help the number 1 played sport in the country and for all codes.” A household name and one that is synonymous with football, Andy Paschalidis is fighting hard for defibrillators to be on-hand at all sporting grounds across Australia.
With the Australian federal election fast approaching, Anthony Albanese MP, lead of the Australian Labor Party, sends an important message to all Australians.
The Australian Labor Party has pledged a 1.8 million dollar commitment for the GCM’s Greek Centre Hub project. This funding acknowledges the integrality of the Greek community to the thriving multiculturalism in Victoria and will allow for the expansion of Greek Community of Melbourne’s cultural, educational and community programs as the nation emerges from the pandemic.
There is a myriad of varying Greek wedding traditions depending on the area of Greece. From Epirus’s love of klarina (clarinets) and dancing the tsamiko, to guns firing, here is a look at some of the wonderful traditions that we love about Greek weddings.
In honour of Greek National Day, Richard Marles MP, Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party, gave an address yesterday at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia to commemorate 201 years of the Greek Australian Friendship. Amongst those in attendance for this special event were His Eminence Archbishop Makarios and Bill Papastergiadis President of the Greek Community of Melbourne.