Ο τελευταίος ρόλος του Στάθη Ψάλτη: Πλάνα από την ταινία «Νίκος Καζαντζάκης»


Οι ευρωπαίοι συμπαραγωγοί με τον Γιάννη Σμαραγδή και τους πρωταγωνιστές- συντελεστές της ταινίας.

Ο Στάθης Ψάλτης, ο οποίος απεβίωσε σήμερα σε ηλικία 66 ετών, δεν πρόλαβε να δει στις κινηματογραφικές αίθουσες την νέα ταινία του Γιάννη Σμαραγδή, στην οποία πρωταγωνιστεί.

Πρόκειται για την ταινία, «Νίκος Καζαντζάκης», η οποία αναμένεται να βγει στις αίθουσες το προσεχές φθινόπωρο με τον αγαπημένο ηθοποιό να υποδύεται το ρόλο του ηγούμενου της Μονής Σινά.

Στάθης Ψάλτης: Αυτή είναι η τελευταία του φωτογραφία


Φτωχότερος είναι ο καλλιτεχνικός κόσμος, καθώς «έφυγε» από τη ζωή ένας σπουδαίος ηθοποιός, που χάρισε απλόχερα γέλιο στο κοινό. 

Ο Στάθης Ψάλτης άφησε την τελευταία του πνοή την Παρασκευή στο νοσοκομείο Άγιος Σάββας.

Ο ηθοποιός έδωσε μια σύντομη «μάχη» με τον καρκίνο, η οποία δεν είχε αίσιο τέλος. Ο Στάθης Ψάλτης είχε καιρό να εμφανιστεί δημόσια, καθώς αμέσως μετά την διάγνωση των γιατρών, χρειάστηκε να νοσηλευτεί.

Ωστόσο, κυκλοφόρησε η τελευταία φωτογραφία του ηθοποιού, λίγο πριν από την νοσηλεία. Ο Στάθης Ψάλτης έκανε μια φωτογράφηση για προσωπικούς του λόγους. 

Μετά την είδηση του θανάτου του, ο φωτογράφος Πάνος Ρεκουνιώτης, ανάρτησε το εν λόγω στιγμιότυπο στον προσωπικό του λογαριασμό στο Facebook.

Αυτή έμελλε να είναι και η τελευταία του φωτογραφία…
Δείτε την φωτογραφία: 

Napoleon Perdis is returning to MBFWA as the Official Makeup Partner

Preparation for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is well underway. And today we know a little more about what’s going down.

It’s been announced that Napoleon Perdis will be returning as the Official Makeup Partner of the event.

The NP team will be responsible for creating the beauty looks to hit the runway and will be aiming to innovate current makeup trends.

Napoleon Perdis brand ambassador and daughter of Napoleon, Lianna Perdis, will also be taking to the MBFWA runway for the first time.

“I have always been proud of my association with Fashion Week,” said Napoleon in a statement.

“Being a proud Australian, I am very excited to be a part of this creative and innovative journey as I believe Australia is at the forefront of fashion, both here and overseas.” 

MBFWA kicks off on May 14. If you want to get in on the action, tickets to MBFWA Weekend Edition on May 19 and 20 are available now.
mbfashionweek.com/australia

napoleonperdis.com

Olympiakos: Greek club celebrate 44th league title, but may still miss out


Olympiakos are the most successful club in Greek football history

Olympiakos celebrated winning the Greek league for a 44th time on Sunday, but they may still miss out on the title.

A hearing on Tuesday will decide what punishment the club will receive over crowd trouble after a Greek Cup semi-final first leg defeat by AEK Athens.

The Piraeus club are six points clear of PAOK with one match left, but they could still get a six-point deduction.

If that were to happen, PAOK would go top if they won their last match of the season and Olympiakos lost theirs.

PAOK, who have won the league just twice before, the most recent time in 1985, have the better head-to-head record.

Goals from ex-Chelsea winger Marko Marin, Manuel Da Costa, two from Alberto de la Bella and an Alejandro Dominguez penalty earned a 5-0 home win over Giannina on Sunday.

“It has been a strange season but in the end we’re the champions and that’s what matters,” Olympiakos coach Takis Lemonis said after the game.

His side play 11th-placed Panaitolikos in their final match of the season next Sunday, when PAOK play 10th-placed Kerkyra.

John Stamos Discovers His Great Grandfather Was Murdered

Actor John Stamos discovers his paternal great-grandfather Vasilios was murdered in Kakouri village in Greece by a man named Ioannis Koliopoulos, who is described as “Judas.”

Vasilis Vasilas’ interview with Dimitris Danas of Danas Deli Café in Marrickville

Vasilis recently interviewed Dimitris Danas of Danas Deli Café in Marrickville, Sydney. Dimitris opened this shop as a delicatessen in 1962! Yes… 1962! So, it has been going for 55 years!

The front section of the shop is the café, run by Dimitris’ daughters, Tina and Olga, while the back section remains a delicatessen- with so many of our favourite Greek products- run by Dimitris and his wife, Agathi. 

‘This is an amazing story! Dimitris and his family have seen so many changes in their area and they have adapted to these changes to remain open and continue to service the local community,’ explains Vasilis, ‘No wonder Danas was awarded a Long Service Award by Marrickville Business Association in 2014!’ 

In the photograph are Dimitris and Agathi, and their daughter, Tina.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/SYNDESMOS-CONNECTING-PEOPLE-FROM-LESVOS-393246219501/

Vasilis Vasilas’ interview with Kostas Anagnostou about his Handmade Shoes at Hurlstone Park

Another Gem of a Shop

Vasilis recently interviewed Kostas Anagnostou about his business, Con’s Handmade Shoes. 


As Vasilis explains, ‘Kosta has an amazing skill, which is so rare today, for making shoes. No task or job scares Kosta! At one point, he was making boots for Movie World so he was making Wonder Woman’s boots! When Kosta told me of his incredible works, I was simply gobsmacked!’ 

Vasilis also loved being corrected by Kosta when he complimented Kosta as being one of the last shoe repairers. Kosta politely replied, ‘No, Vasili, I am not a shoe repairer; I am a shoe maker…’ 

Does this make Kosta the last shoe maker in Sydney?

Source: https://www.facebook.com/SYNDESMOS-CONNECTING-PEOPLE-FROM-LESVOS-393246219501/

Vasilis Vasilas’ interview with John Glynatsis, who runs Saltwater Seafoods at Revesby

As it was Good Friday recently, it is only fitting to highlight a Greek seafood shop, as it will be teeming with customers for fresh seafood. 

Vasilis recently interviewed John Glynatsis, who runs Saltwater Seafoods at Revesby, and his father, Nikitas, who owned Saltwater Seafoods in Maroubra in the 1990s and has worked in the seafood shop industry for three decades. 

Nikitas’ story captures the hardship of the migrant experience; as his parents, siblings and he migrated to Australia in 1964, it was long after they arrived here that his father became very ill and then tragedy struck when he passed away. 

Being the eldest son in the family, Nikitas worked very hard (and so many jobs) to help out his family, so his story is about courage. 

Nikitas’s story is also about hope and determination to overcome adversities, as he succeeded in all facets of life, whether having a wonderful family or running his own business. 

Vasilis highlights the importance of family when he visited Saltwater Seafoods. As he explains, ‘What I loved about being at John’s shop was the three generations of family there: there was John and his wife, Elizabeth; John’s parents, Nikitas and Anthoula, helping out; and, as it was school holidays, John and Elizabeth’s children were there too. 

It was wonderful to see the hard work and strong spirit a family puts into their work.’

Source: https://www.facebook.com/SYNDESMOS-CONNECTING-PEOPLE-FROM-LESVOS-393246219501/

Vasilis Vasilas’ interview with Georgiou family celebrating their 40th year of operation this year is Olympic Hardware in Lakemba

Celebrating their 40th year of operation this year is Olympic Hardware in Lakemba, run by the Georgiou family. Is there a more Greek name than ‘Olympic’? Tasos Georgiou named the shop after his beloved soccer team, Sydney Olympic, who started their NSL campaign that year too. 

Tasos and his son, Steliy, recount a great story about receiving correspondence from Australia’s Olympic Committee stating not to use the Olympic Games’ rings as a company logo as they were patented; they even had an issue with the name Olympic.

Tasos reaction was, ‘They can have the rings but who are they to tell me not to call my shop, Olympic- I am more Greek than them.’ 

Steliy has worked with his parents, Tasos and Georgia, ever since he finished high school in 1986, making this truly a great family business.  

After forty years, Tasos, Steliy and Georgia have acquired the invaluable experience and knowledge to provide a high-quality hands-on service to their customers- that’s what keeps them coming back!

We would like to wish Olympic Hardware a happy 40th and even happier returns.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/SYNDESMOS-CONNECTING-PEOPLE-FROM-LESVOS-393246219501/

Remembering Albert Leane: the Indigenous serviceman who fought at the Battle of Fromelles 100 years ago and survived

It was a battle of ‘mass slaughter and mass grief’, the first time Australians were confronted with ‘the full force and horror of industrialised warfare.’

That’s how Veterans’ Affairs Minister Dan Tehan this week described the 14-hour bloodbath that became known as the Battle of Fromelles 100 years ago.

Nearly 2000 Australian soldiers died and nearly 3000 were wounded in one day. One of them was 38-year-old Indigenous digger, Albert Charles Leane.

It will probably never be known how many Indigenous Australians have served in the Australian defence forces. At the time of the First World War, Aboriginal people were not even entitled to vote.

Those who enlisted were not required to declare their ethnicity and even today, ticking the “Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander” box is voluntary.


Albert Charles Leane’s Service Record

Albert Leane, who was born in 1877 in Holsworthy, New South Wales, had signed up at the age of 37 the year before the battle. He had sailed from Sydney to Egypt to join the 55th Battalion and then shipped out to the Western Front.

On July 19, the full horror of war erupted at Fromelles and as German machine gunners strafed the battlefield Albert was wounded in the legs. He was captured by the Germans and became a prisoner of war, first at Stendal in Germany and then at Wittenberg.

He wrote several letters to his family from the PoW camps. In two of them, which are with the Australian Red Cross Society and on his service file, he reassures his loved ones by saying he’s doing well “under the circumstances”.

Australian Red Cross Society Wounded and Missing Enquiry. Bureau file, 2954 Private Albert Charles Leane. Australian War Memorial

When the war ended he was released and shipped to England in December 1918, returning to Australia the following March.

At the Centennial Memorial Ceremony held at Fromelles earlier this week, Mr Tehan said 16,900 Australians remain unaccounted for from the fighting on the Western Front.

“The industrial scale of the killing, the machines and weapons that swept away life created limited time for recognition, recovery or even burial,” he said.

“The grief and uncertainty of families with no plots for their loved ones was immense, pieces of their lives could never be fully recovered.

“It is our duty to honour their duty … they are unknown but not remembered any less.”

Mr Tehan thanked the French people and particularly the people of Fromelles for the respect they continued to show to the Australian fallen.

The AWM have at present approximately 1000 names of Aboriginal Australians who fought in the First World War. Many who tried to enlist were rejected on the grounds of race but this did not deter them changing their nationalities, names and places of origin in attempts to enlist.
Note: NITV wishes to thank Aunt Judith Joyce Niece of Albert, who provided the photos and information used for this article.

Aunt Judy is a Darug women, who wishes to Acknowledge and pay respect to her elders both past and present. She also would like to thank Philippa Scarlett and Rebecca Batemen for all the research they have done into her family’s history.