Greek Carer Support Group – Seeking Members

Source: daru

ADEC is planning to start a Greek Carers Support Group in the Western Region and is looking for carers from the Greek community to join.

The aim of the group is to provide support for people caring for someone with a disability.

The group plans to undertake a number of activities, including sharing experiences with each other over lunch, having guest speakers come to answer any questions or concerns the carers may have and also going on social outings to give the carers a break from their caring role.

The first meeting is  Tuesday 27 August from 11:00am – 1:00pm at Migrant Resource Centre North West, 45 Main Road West, St Albans.

For more information or to join, contact Effie Meehan on Mondays between 10:00am and 3:00pm on:
T: 9480 1666
E: effie@adec.org.au

Greek winger Charis Mavrias signs three-year Sunderland contract for undisclosed fee

Source: heraldsun

Paolo Di Canio

Greek winger Charis Mavrias has become Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio’s (pictured) 11th signing of the current transfer window. Picture: Scott Heppell/AP Source: AP

SUNDERLAND have signed Greek international winger Charis Mavrias from Panathinaikos for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old, who has won two cups for Greece, has signed a three-year contract.

He has become manager Paolo Di Canio’s 11th signing of the current transfer window.

Mavrias made 70 appearances for Panathinaikos, scoring six goals, and became the second-youngest player to appear in the Champions League when he turned out at the age of 16 years and eight months in 2010.

Although the transfer fee was undisclosed, reports in the British media suggested Sunderland had paid around STG2.5 million ($4.39 million) for Mavrias’ services.

Sunderland lost their opening league fixture 1-0 at home to Fulham at the weekend and host Arsenal on Saturday.

George Lucas spends millions on Starbucks

George Lucas with wife Mellody Hobson. AP Photo/Entertainment Fusion Group/Ryan Miller

George Lucas with wife Mellody Hobson. AP Photo/Entertainment Fusion Group/Ryan Miller

George Lucas has gone from Star Wars to Starbucks. AFP Photo

George Lucas has gone from Star Wars to Starbucks. AFP Photo

MOVIE mogul George Lucas has bought up $US10 million ($A11.16 million) worth of shares in coffee chain Starbucks, the company where his wife Mellody Hobson is a director.

The Star Wars creator’s GWL Living trust purchased 141,573 shares in the beverage giant for $US70.60 earlier in August.

The investment will mean his partner Hobson, who has sat on the Starbucks board since 2005, will have to sign a Form 4 with America’s Securities and Exchange Commission to protect herself from allegations of insider trading.

Lucas has plenty of money spare to invest after selling his LucasFilm company and the rights to his Star Wars movie franchise to Disney for $US4 billion in 2012.

The director married Hobson in June. They welcomed a child, Everest Hobson Lucas, via surrogate earlier in August.