Τραυματίστηκε σοβαρά η Αθηνά Ωνάση!

Τραυματίστηκε σοβαρά η Αθηνά Ωνάση!

Η Αθηνά Ωνάση έπεσε από το άλογό της, κατά την διάρκεια προπόνησης στους στάβλους της παθαίνοντας κάκωση στον ραχιαίο.

Η χρυσή κληρονόμος μεταφέρθηκε αμέσως στο νοσοκομείο έχοντας στο πλευρό της τον σύζυγό της.

Ο σύζυγός της, Αλβάρο τόνισε ότι η σύντροφός του έχει τραυματιστεί σοβαρά, αλλά παραδέχτηκε πως τα πράγματα θα μπορούσαν να είναι ακόμη πιο δύσκολα…

«Είναι πολύ άσχημος τραυματισμός αλλά είμαστε ευτυχείς γιατί θα μπορούσε να ήταν πολύ χειρότερα. Θα έχει πλήρη αποκατάσταση» είπε χαρακτηριστικά.

Μάλιστα ακύρωσε την συμμετοχή του στην έναρξη αγώνων στην Στουτγάρδη.

Οι μοναχικές μέρες του Λάμπη Λιβιεράτου

 Οι μοναχικές μέρες του Λάμπη Λιβιεράτου

Μετά τη θύελλα… η ηρεμία! Ο Λάμπης Λιβιεράτος προσπαθεί να ξανασταθεί στα πόδια του ύστερα από τα παιχνίδια της μοίρας που ανέτρεψαν τη ζωή του και τον έκαναν να νιώθει μετέωρος.

Μετά τη νοσηλεία του, τη θλίψη και την απομόνωση, ο τραγουδιστής προσπαθεί να ξαναχαμογελάσει διώχνοντας τις σκιές του παρελθόντος!

Ο Λάμπης με δύναμη όμως και πίστη στον εαυτό του άρχισε και πάλι να ελπίζει.

Ο καλός του φίλος, Τζόνυ Θεοδωρίδης στέκεται στο πλευρό του, ενώ όταν μαθεύτηκε ότι μένει στο σπίτι του και για να αποφύγει τα φλας και το κυνηγητό των δημοσιογράφων, έφυγε νύχτα για το σπίτι συγγενικού προσώπου στην Πετρούπολη, από όπου δεν έβγαινε καθόλου για αρκετές μέρες μέχρι να ηρεμήσει, σύμφωνα με δημοσίευμα του περιοδικού «Λοιπόν».

Σιγά σιγά άρχισε να κυκλοφορεί και σύμφωνα με κατοίκους της περιοχής κάνει μακρινές βόλτες και ανεβαίνει στο λόφο, ενώ είναι όπως πάντα ευγενικός με όποιον συναντήσει στο δρόμο του.

Ο Λάμπης αναμένεται να επιστρέψει σύντομα με νέα δισκογραφική δουλειά.

MP Maria Vamvakinou has welcomed the recognition of Modern Greek in the National Curriculum

MARIA VAMVAKINOU MP
Federal Member for Calwell

Media Release

November 15, 2012

Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou has welcomed Acara‟s decision to include Modern Greek in the National Curriculum as a language for second language learners, rather than one pitched at background learners.
“This is an excellent outcome,” Ms Vamvakinou said.

“The different language classification is a significant one, and means that the Modern Greek Curriculum will now cater for the dominant cohort of learners in the current Australian context.

Teachers will also have the flexibility to cater for learners of different backgrounds by making appropriate adjustments to the content.”

“The inclusion of Greek in the National Curriculum, and now its classification has come about as a result of a tremendous collective effort by all sectors of the community since 2010,” Ms Vamvakinou said.

“There have been challenges along the way, and more recently, the classification of Modern Greek in the curriculum was an important one to overcome.

“As the co-chair of the Federal Greek Ministerial Consultative Committee (fellow co- chair is Member for Hindmarsh Steve Georganas), we knew this was a high priority issue that was going to be raised with Education Minister Peter Garrett at a meeting on November 27”.

The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority‟s (Acara‟s) decision will ensure the Modern Greek Language remains available to students of a non- Greek background, and will maximise Australia‟s extensive language capacity in a global context.
The final curriculum will be published as „F-10 Modern Greek‟ and Acara‟s website and communications will be updated to reflect this change.

In June 2010 a petition with almost 24,000 signatures was tabled in the House of Representatives calling on the government to ensure the inclusion of the Modern Greek Language.

It was only the second petition concerning languages to ever to be presented to the Federal Parliament.

Media release-Acara decision, Nov 2012

LABOR’S long-awaited school funding reform legislation will have to be changed in the new year

Source: DailyTelegraph

School funding laws to change in 2013

LABOR’S long-awaited school funding reform legislation will have to be changed in the new year after a funding agreement is signed.

The federal government has come under fire for the legislation it plans to put to parliament in a fortnight, a draft form of which was publicly released by the coalition on Thursday.

Opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne criticised the draft Australian Education Bill as “all foam and no beer”.

In particular he took aim at a clause that says the act “does not create rights or duties that are legally enforceable”.

“The draft bill released to the sector is so devoid of substance and so full of motherhood statements the bill itself includes a section making it not legally binding,” he said.

“If the prime minister wanted to slap the schools sector and state governments in the face and insult the intelligence of Australians, then this bill delivers on both counts.”

A spokeswoman for Schools Minister Peter Garrett said the legislation would be legally enforceable in its final form, however.

“Details of the reforms and funding arrangements will be added to the bill as negotiations with education authorities progress,” she told AAP in a statement.

“Once that takes place the legislation will be legally enforceable.”

Prime Minister Julia Gillard was clear in her response to the Gonski school funding review in September, saying while Labor would honour its commitment to begin legislating for funding reform by the end of the year, this first bill would be aspirational.

She wants the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to sign up to a new funding system at its first meeting in 2013.

COAG is expected to consider initial advice on what that system would look like at its meeting on December 7.

The draft bill includes a lengthy preamble outlining the principles underpinning Ms Gillard’s “education crusade”.

On school funding, it says the commonwealth will give funding for schools or school systems to any state, territory or non-government education authority that signs up to Labor’s national plan for school improvement.

It also mentions funding loadings to recognise disadvantaged circumstances of students or schools.

“This bill outlines a Commonwealth commitment to future funding for schooling based on student need as well as a series of reforms aimed at lifting schooling standards,” Mr Garrett’s spokeswoman said.

The Hon Kate Ellis MP / Job talks with African and Middle Eastern leaders on the Southside

Job talks with African and Middle Eastern leaders on the Southside

Thursday 15 November 2012

Joint Media Release

The Hon Kate Ellis MP

Minister for Employment Participation
Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care

Mr Graham Perrett MP
Member for Moreton
Federal Employment Participation Minister Kate Ellis and Member for Moreton Graham Perrett will today meet with African and Middle Eastern community leaders on the Southside to hear about local unemployment and business successes, as well as discuss the challenges some migrants face in getting good jobs.

Minister for Employment Participation Kate Ellis said the roundtable discussion will give members of Brisbane’s migrant community the opportunity to share ideas on how to improve employment services.

“I want to hear first hand from the local African and Middle Eastern community leaders in South Brisbane about their success stories as well as the challenges they face getting into the workforce,” Minister Ellis said.

“I want to know what works and what doesn’t so we can tailor our programs to the needs of our community and make sure we are delivering good jobs for locals,” Minister Ellis said.

Member for Moreton, Graham Perrett said, “There are more than 2,500 job seekers in Brisbane who were born in Africa and more than 1,100 from the Middle East, representing a huge potential boost for our local workforce.

“As the local member I know job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can face a range of barriers to employment including getting work experience in Australia, or the need to develop or strengthen their English language skills – we want to help remove these barriers.

“This roundtable will provide the chance for a free flow of information so we can better link up our services to job seekers in both the African and Middle Eastern communities. The whole economy benefits when skills are best matched up with job opportunities,” Mr Perrett said.

The roundtable will also include representatives from other complementary programs including the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program, Adult Migrant English Program and Settlement Services.

The roundtable is designed to improve service delivery by:

giving providers a better appreciation of issues faced by migrants looking for work, accessing employment services, and finding and keeping jobs, especially for young people and women
sharing success stories and exploring what can be done to improve the delivery of employment services in the short, medium and long term
sharing information on the importance of integrated serviced delivery and connecting Job Services Australia, Disability Employment Services and complementary program providers
“We’ve invested a record $5.9 billion into Job Services Australia since coming into Government to support all Australians no matter where they are born into a good job,” Minister Ellis said.

“Under our Government Job Services Australia providers have successfully placed people in more than 1.25 million jobs.”

Australian Government is holding a series of roundtables to hear from the ethic community leaders across Australia and have already held similar roundtables in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

For more information on migrant communities’ employment services providers visit: http://www.deewr.gov.au/employment/jsa/Pages/default.aspx

Doctors say thousands have suffered permanent eye damage from looking at total solar eclipse

 Source:News

Eclipse Brisbane

SOLAR: Brisbane City Council Story Bridge team leader Pat Menagh watches the eclipse from the top bridge. Picture: Peter Wallis

DOCTORS believe thousands of skygazers have suffered permanent eye damage and vision loss from “sunburnt eyeballs” after yesterday’s total solar eclipse.

Eclipse chasers who wake up today with a “black spot” in their vision have some form of eye damage, said eye expert Dr Bill Glasson.

Up to 5 per cent – or 5000 out of every 100,000 viewers – likely watched the cosmic show with the naked eye, studies show.

Even those who wore solar eclipse glasses and stared too closely at the intense rays are at risk.

More than 60,000 eclipse chasers, tourists and locals observed the rare cosmic spectacle in the skies above Cairns and Port Douglas yesterday.

Tens of thousands more watched up to three hours of a partial eclipse the length of Australia’s east coast.

About 20 million people worldwide viewed it live on various websites including NASA and couriermail.com.au.

Dr Glasson, president of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, said previous eclipse studies found irreversible eye damage in every five out of a hundred viewers.

“They will have a blind spot, or black spot, in the middle of their vision when they wake up,” said Dr Glasson.

“If it persists for more than a day certainly it will have done some damage. Some may find they have a permanent burn scar on the back of the eyeball and visual loss for the rest of their life.”

For North Queensland eclipse watchers, day turned into night for about two minutes.

Some decided to make the event even more memorable with marriage proposals, people rising above the clouds in hot air balloons and tourists watching the event from the decks of cruise ships.

The weather didn’t dampen the spirits of those who rose shortly after sunrise to gaze to the heavens and then cheer as darkness fell at 6.38am.

In Kuranda, 1300 gathered on a private property, including more than 40 NASA scientists.

Και η Madonna χορεύει Gangnam Style!

Και η Madonna χορεύει Gangnam Style!

Όχι, που θα άφηνε η Madonna και δεν θα δοκίμαζε το Gangnam Style.

Μάλιστα δεν το έκανε απλά με τη μουσική, αλλά στη συναυλία της στο Madison Square Garden είχε και τον ίδιο τον Psy, το Νοτιοκορεάτη δημιουργό του χορού, στη σκηνή στο πλευρό της.Έμπλεξε μάλιστα το τραγούδι με το δικό της, το Give It To Me, κάνοντας ένα μικρό συνδυασμό.

Τα πήγε πάντως πολύ καλά, αν και πιστεύουμε ότι άργησε, αφού πριν από εκείνη το έχουν κάνει πολλοί σταρ της σόουμπιζ.

Τελευταία ήταν η Heidi Klum, στα πρόσφατα Ευρωπαϊκά βραβεία του MTV.

Δείτε τις πρώτες φωτογραφίες από το νέο Μάγο του Οζ

Δείτε τις πρώτες φωτογραφίες από το νέο Μάγο του Οζ

Η Mila Kunis, ο James Franco και η Michelle Williams, είναι μόλις τρεις από τους πρωταγωνιστές της ταινίας Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Πρόκειται για το νέο φιλμ της Disney η οποία δεν μιλάει για το ταξίδι της Dorothy στη χώρα του Οζ, αλλά για το πώς ο Μάγος έφτασε εκεί και έγινε κυρίαρχος! Στις αίθουσες αναμένεται το Μάρτιο.

The newest trailer for Sam Raimi’s upcoming “Oz: The Great and Powerful” has just debuted, promising viewers a journey down the yellow brick road that will include a breathtaking array of dazzling visual effects.

The Disney film stars James Franco as the man who will become the Wizard of Oz, and takes place well before Dorothy arrives in the faraway fantasy land somewhere over the rainbow. The clip opens in black-and-white, a homage to the 1939 classic, with Franco’s Oscar Diggs wishing for greatness, just before he’s blown into the eye of a storm that sends him into another world.

Rendered in beautifully vivid color, that land turns out to be a place that’s been ravaged by a very wicked witch, though it’s seemingly a more kindly sort Diggs encounters in Mila Kunis’ Theodora. She brings him to meet her sister Evanora (Rachel Weisz) in the gleaming spires of Emerald City. There, Evanora offers Diggs a fortune in gold if he can take down the powerful villainess and save the enchanted realm. Along the way, he meets Michelle Williams’ angelic Glinda, who believes he’s the great wizard of Kansas who’s come to set things right.

Diggs is accompanied on his quest by a talking monkey and a beautiful china doll, just two of the seemingly abundant digital creations that people the spring tent-pole release, due to hit theaters March 8.

It’s clear that the studio is hoping for a repeat of the success it enjoyed with Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” which opened in March 2010 and like “Oz” was produced by Joe Roth, and it will be interesting to see Raimi, with his first feature since 2009’s “Drag Me to Hell,” offer his take on the much beloved mythology created by L Frank Baum.

What do you think? Is this a magical journey in the offing? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Καλομοίρα: Ανυπομονεί να φέρει στον κόσμο τα δίδυμα αγοράκια της

Καλομοίρα: Ανυπομονεί να φέρει στον κόσμο τα δίδυμα αγοράκια της

Η Καλομοίρα περιμένει πώς και πώς να φέρει στον κόσμο τα δίδυμα αγοράκια της, τον Δημήτρη και τον Νίκο, όπως έχει δηλώσει ότι αποφάσισαν να τα ονομάσουν μαζί με τον σύζυγό της Γιώργο Μπουσαλη.

Η τραγουδίστρια μπορεί να βρίσκεται στην Αμερική εδώ και ενάμιση χρόνο, όμως φροντίζει καθημερινά να μας ενημερώνει μέσα από τους λογαριασμούς που έχει στα social media, αλλά και μέσα από το επίσημο site της.

Μάλιστα, πριν από μερικές μέρες δημοσίευσε νέες φωτογραφίες, όπου φαίνεται ξεκάθαρα ότι βρίσκεται σε προχωρημένη εγκυμοσύνη.

Αγγελική Ηλιάδη: Backstage στο νέο της video clip!

Αγγελική Ηλιάδη: Backstage στο νέο της video clip!

Υπό τις σκηνοθετικές οδηγίες του Απόλλωνα Παπαθεοχάρη γυρίστηκε πρόσφατα το νέο video clip της Αγγελικής Ηλιάδη.

Η τραγουδίστρια οπτικοποίησε το τραγούδι με τον τίτλο «Τραυματισμένε μου έρωτα».

Η τραγουδίστρια για περισσότερες από δώδεκα ώρες πόζαρε ως fame fatale σε κλασσική κινηματογραφική ταινία, τραγουδώντας για έναν μεγάλο έρωτα, σε ένα κόνσεπτ επηρεασμένο από πολύ γνωστές σκηνές ευρωπαϊκού και αμερικανού film noir κινηματογράφου.

Το τραγούδι θα κυκλοφορήσει στις 25 Νοεμβρίου μαζί με άλλα δύο κομμάτια.