Everything You Need to Know About the OxygenTec ProPanel

first_imgThe new OxygenTec ProPanel is aimed at the traveling colorist or the beginning colorist on a budget. Is it the right device for you? Let’s take a look. Top image from icoloristThe new OxyenTec ProPanel’s relatively simple interface comes with the most important features for a control surface: the triple rings and dials for controlling shadows, midtones, and highlights. These are commonplace to every single control surface out there, including Blackmagic’s premium surface, which features all the bells and whistles. At only around $800, OxygenTec’s panel is definitely a cheaper alternative to the JL Cooper Eclipse, the Avid Artist Color, the Tangent Element and even the older Tangent Wave model.The ProPanel is available now and integrates natively with DaVinci Resolve, connecting via USB. Aside from the main dials and trackballs, several buttons line the top of the control surface. From left to right, you have commands for:UndoRedoGrab StillPlay StillPrevious NodeNext NodeStart DynamicMark for KeyframingBase Memory (resets just the node you’re on)There are also reset buttons for the dials and trackballs. The list of commands available means you’ll still be navigating around the timeline with your mouse, and likely using a lot of keyboard commands in general. Still, even just having the dials and trackballs will make you much faster at grading. A panel is a must in any session, since making adjustments on the color wheels inside DaVinci Resolve’s software tends to be cumbersome. It’s not really my idea of fun.Here’s a video review from fellow colorist Warren Eagles and his thoughts on the ProPanel:In my opinion, the Tangent Element is a better purchase since it’s expandable. The beginner colorist requires the dials and trackballs that come standard on every control panel to approach grading seriously. The other panels in the Element set can be purchased at a later date as business expands. They’re also easy to transport and lightweight to boot. Since OxygenTec’s ProPanel is a new product, I’m hoping the company aims to release several additions similar to the Element which seems to be its main competitor. As of now though, at this price point you’re better suited to investing in a product from Tangent.Interested in learning more about the colorist lifestyle? Check out these articles from PremiumBeat:5 Reasons to Get a Color Grading Control SurfaceDaVinci Resolve Workflow Roundtrip BreakdownTips for Achieving Real-Time Playback in DaVinci ResolveThink you might get an OxygenTec ProPanel? Tell us why (or why not) in the comments below!last_img read more

TouchWest Award Dos Santos Life Membership

first_imgHenry Dos Santos (pictured with 2005 inductee Karon Boston) was awarded TouchWest Life Membership at the TouchWest 25th Anniversary Ball. Henry has had a long association with the organisation and helped laid the platform for WA being regarded as a leader in the refereeing field.Henry achieved much as a referee in reaching the highest accolade in gaining his Level 6 badge. Henry’s talent was not only on the field but has developed into one of the most respected referee coaches in the country. Henry has helped mentor and develop many WA referee to achieve their goals with around thirteen individuals having their Level 6 now compared to only two when Henry was awarded the honour.Henry continues his work with the technical arm being Panel Advisor to the WA Referee Panel and also a member of the National Referee Panel.Henry is well deserving of this honour, TouchWest thank him for his contribution to the sport and hope that he continues the great work he has done.last_img read more

Kentucky, Louisville Renew Governor’s Cup Through 2027

first_img The Cardinals got their first win in the series in 1995, winning 13-10.From 1994 to 2006, the game was played on the first week of the season. From 2007 to 2013, the game was played during the the third week of the season when hosted by the Wildcats, and the first week of the season when hosted by the Cardinals. In 2014, the date of the game was changed to the last week of the season for all venues.Last year Kentucky beat Louisville 56-10, their largest margin of victory over the Cardinals since 1922. The win gave the Wildcats wins in two of their last three.To date, Kentucky leads the all-time series 16-15.[FBSchedules.com] Terry Wilson runs during Kentucky-Louisville football.LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 24: Terry Wilson #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball against the Louisville Cardinals on November 24, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The Kentucky-Louisville football rivalry lacks the history and prestige of its basketball counterpart. But since 1994 it’s been contested annually, and it looks like it won’t be going away any time soon.According to FBSchedules.com, the Kentucky-Louisville football rivalry, also known as the Governor’s Cup, is being extended until 2027. The two sides have played each other annually since 1994, alternating home venues each year.From the report:Louisville and Kentucky will continue their annual battle for The Governor’s Cup through the 2027 season, FBSchedules.com has learned.A copy of the contract extension was obtained by FBSchedules.com from the University of Louisville via a state open records request.Louisville and Kentucky have been playing under a contract that began with the 2011 season. It called for games to be played during the first three weeks of the season from 2011 through 2016.First played in 1912, Kentucky did not allow Louisville to score once in the first six games of the rivalry, winning all six. After a 70 year hiatus from 1924 to 1994, the rivalry renewed with Kentucky once again beating Louisville.last_img read more

Impairment Charges Push Team Tankers Further into Loss

first_imgzoom Tanker owner Team Tankers International saw its net loss for the third quarter of 2017 widen significantly, mainly due to vessel impairment charges as chemical tanker sector remained challenging.Net loss in the third quarter ended September 30 was USD 36.3 million, or USD 7.5 million excluding a USD 28.8 million vessel impairment charge recognized in the period. The company’s loss in the same quarter a year earlier stood at USD 4.2 million.The average time charter equivalent (TCE) rate for the fleet was USD 10,136 per day this quarter, representing a decrease of 7.2 percent compared with USD 10,926 earned per day in the third quarter of 2016.“Market conditions in the chemical tanker sector remain challenging. Team has the balance sheet to go on the offensive and is poised to take advantage of compelling cyclical investment opportunities,” Hans Feringa, President & Chief Executive Officer of Team Tankers, said.During the quarter, Team Tankers sold the 8,674 dwt vessel Tour Margaux and the 12,888 dwt Sichem Dubai for a total of USD 11.4 million and replaced capacity through time charter-ins of the 12,959 dwt Leon M in July, the 9,500 dwt Black Star in August and the 9,500 dwt Blue Star expected in November.For the first nine months of 2017, Team Tankers’ loss stood at USD 49.9 million, against a loss of USD 4.1 million seen in the same nine-month period of 2016. Excluding the vessel impairment charge of USD 28.8 million, the net loss for the nine months ending September 30, 2017 was USD 21.1 million.At the end of September 2017, the company’s fleet consisted of 40 vessels, of which 30 were owned, 1 was on a financial lease and 9 were classified as operational leases.last_img read more

Morocco Had Been Tracking Terrorist for “Months” Before His Arrest on Tuesday

By Zainab CalcuttawalaRabat – Morocco’s intelligence services had been tracking Hamid Abderrahman for months before they arrested him in the northern city of Nador on Tuesday, according to Akhbar Al Yaoum.According to a statement by the Ministry of the Interior, Spanish forces arrested the remaining three terrorists in the four-member cell that same day in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in northern Morocco. The four suspects are believed to have played a major role in the recruitment of young North African Muslims for Al Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State.The cell was originally recruiting for the Al-Nusra Front, a subsidiary of Al Qaeda in Syria. Abderrahman, the group’s 42-year old leader, changed his alliances and swore allegiance to ISIS as the terrorist organization gained prominence in the past couple of years.Spanish forces were also following Abderrahman for a long period, but he managed to stay out of their radar, a security official told Akhbar Al Yaoum.Abderrahman has had encounters with law enforcement in the past. U.S. forces incarcerated him IN Guantanamo Bay from 2002 to 2004 following a terrorism conviction. In 2006, he was arrested in Ceuta for the same reason, but was later released for lack of evidence.News of the cell’s dissolution came less than a week after Morocco announced the capture of another 10-member ISIS cell and the confiscation of its “safe house” in El Jadida filled with weapons and explosive substances.A source close to the investigation later told reporters last week that the group was planning attacks against, Morocco Mall in Rabat, the Moroccan Chérifien Office of Phosphates (OCP), as well as high-ranking civil and military personalities. read more

UN refugee agencys Morocco office reopens after sitin

A sit-in by Congolese refugees demanding financial assistance from the Rabat office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has ended peacefully, allowing the facility to re-open, a spokesperson for the agency said today.Late Thursday night, demonstrators were peacefully dispersed by Moroccan police, who were called in by UNHCR after negotiations failed to end the sit-in, Jennifer Pagonis told reporters today in Geneva, where the agency is headquartered.“The demonstration – preceded by a violent incident at our office – had led UNHCR to temporarily close its office, bringing to a halt all UNHCR’s protection and assistance activities for refugees in Morocco,” she said.The refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had violently entered UNHCR’s office in Rabat on 18 May, injuring two security guards. “They then staged a sit-in in front of our office, claiming a right to regular monthly financial assistance from us for all refugees in Morocco, saying their insecure status as refugees did not allow them to live in dignified conditions,” said Ms. Pagonis.The agency maintained that it was ready to further develop its dialogue with the refugee community about their various concerns and help find better solutions to their plight as soon as the situation in front of the office returned to normal. “We also highlighted that the use of violence is unacceptable and that refugees – like other citizens – have to respect national law and order,” said Ms. Pagonis.Refugees in Morocco are living in precarious conditions as they are not formally recognized by the authorities and have no temporary residence permit, according to the agency. As a result, they have no formal access to the labour market or to basic services.UNHCR is helping refugees to get a better secured legal status and improve their socio-economic well being, emphasizing self-reliance. “A number of refugees are benefiting from vocational skills training, micro-projects and other income-generating activities,” Ms Pagonis said. “Refugee children can now be enrolled in public schools and access to medical care for refugees is ensured through organizations in the public health sector.”The agency has no budgetary means to provide individual financial assistance in an open-ended manner, she noted.UNHCR’s Rabat office has registered some 600 refugees and 1,000 asylum seekers, mainly from the DRC, Côte d’Ivoire, Iraq, Sierra Leone and Liberia. 25 May 2007A sit-in by Congolese refugees demanding financial assistance from the Rabat office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has ended peacefully, allowing the facility to re-open, a spokesperson for the agency said today. read more

Students of leading schools clash six hospitalised

The police said that several students were later arrested over the incident. (Colombo Gazette) A group of students of three leading schools in Colombo clashed today resulting in six students being admitted to hospital.The clash occurred in two separate incidents involving students of Ananda and Nalanda and D. S. Senanayake College.

Afghanistan UN envoy expresses concern over deteriorating security

Speaking to reporters in the capital Kabul, Jean Arnault, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), cited a series of violent and sometimes deadly attacks in the past three weeks as evidence that the situation “has become more volatile.” Last night, three rocket-propelled grenades were fired at an electoral office close to Kabul. On Friday there was a similar attack in Kandahar in the country’s south. On 9 June, near Kunduz in the north, 11 Chinese construction workers and their local guard were killed after an ambush on their living compound.”We are now facing direct attacks with fairly heavy weapons against the office of the electoral process,” he said. “This is clearly an attempt at undermining the process and again it stresses how important it is for the international community to do more in order to assist this process.”National presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held in September. Voter registration is currently taking place across the country.As the countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization prepare to gather in the coming days in Istanbul, where they are slated to take a decision on further troop deployment in Afghanistan, Mr. Arnault urged the alliance to consider the country’s pressing security concerns during the electoral process.He also reminded NATO of the need to continue helping former fighters in Afghanistan to rejoin society.On the positive side, Mr. Arnault said that the quickening pace of voter registration in recent weeks indicates that Afghans strongly desire political participation, despite the threats from extremists.Over 4.1 million Afghans – about a third of them women – have now registered, with daily figures topping 101,000 twice last week. Afghan authorities estimate there are 9.5 million potential eligible voters.Mr. Arnault said the fast pace “confirms that an electoral process is something that is meaningful to the overwhelming majority of the people.” read more

21YO charged for robbing shooting Kristian Jeffery

A 21-year-old resident of Alberttown, Georgetown was today charged for the shooting and robbing of motor racer, Kristian Jeffery who was attacked by a group of armed men after the Buju Banton concert in May.Shamar Charles appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court where he was slapped with three armed robbery charges.Among those was the incident involving the motor racer.The first charge stated that on July 10, 2019 at Lombard Street, Georgetown, while being in company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Tessa Griffith of a phone valued $135,000, a gold band valued $100,000 and a gold chain valued $300,000.It was further alleged that on May 26, 2019 at Agricola, Public Road, East Bank Demerara, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Jermaine Inniss of a gold chain valued $440,000.The last charge stated that on May 26, 2019 at Agricola Public Road, East Bank Demerara, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Kristian Jeffrey of chain valued $400,000, one wallet valued $10,000 and $15,000 cash.Charles pleaded not guilty to all the charges. He was remanded to prison until July 31.In the matter involving the motor racing champion, Jeffery lost part of his ear after he was shot by the suspect.It was reported that the racer was in company of his friend Jermaine Inniss after leaving the Buju Banton show at the National Stadium in Providence, EBD, when they were held at gunpoint by the perpetrator and relieved of their valuables. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWanted man remanded on armed robbery chargesJanuary 11, 2019In “Court”East La Penitence man remanded on attempted murder, armed robbery chargesDecember 19, 2014In “Crime”Handyman remanded for several armed robberiesJune 26, 2019In “Court” read more

CJ rules that persons cannot be deregistered

The scene outside the courtroom before the ruling was handed down.Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne George has dismissed all the declarations and conservatory orders sought by Christopher Ram in his application challenging the constitutionality of the house-to-house registration and compelling GECOM and others to hold elections by September 18, 2019.In her ruling, she concluded that the house-to-house exercise being conducted is not unlawful or unconstitutional.However, she did note that it is unconstitutional for qualified persons to be removed from the National Register of Registrants if they are not in the jurisdiction or is otherwise not at their residence during the registration exercise.Further, the Chief Justice also threw out the two applications filed within the consolidated cases on house to house registration. These are the application of the court’s biasness in the matter and the application for challenging retaining SC Stanley Marcus to represent GECOM in these matters. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNo decision yet on elections – GECOMAugust 15, 2019In “latest news””We are vindicated” – Jagdeo says on H2H registration rulingAugust 14, 2019In “latest news”Jagdeo says Coalition Govt illegal since March 21stAugust 16, 2019In “latest news” read more

Marthinusen Coutts speeds up generator overhaul for South32 manganese plant

first_imgMarthinusen & Coutts, a division of ACTOM, says it has successfully completed a major overhaul on a 70 MVA generator set at South32’s Metalloys manganese plant, in South Africa, within six weeks.The company, which worked in collaboration with business unit ACTOM Turbo Machines, was contracted by South32 to take full responsibility for the entire drive train refurbishment, it said.According to Mike Chamberlain, Marthinusen & Coutts’ Marketing Executive, this achievement showcased the capacity of the divisions to take full control of large mechanical and electrical refurbishments. Chamberlain highlighted that the customer did not want to split the responsibility for the complete generator and turbine drive train between separate contractors.“Marthinusen & Coutts and ACTOM Turbo Machines’ capabilities enable us to control the entire process, offering peace of mind to customers, coupled with optimised cost efficiencies,” Chamberlain said. “This also reduces customers’ risk and managerial effort in dealing with multiple suppliers.”The scope included a complete inspection of the turbine rotor and internal components, as well as runout and dimensional inspection on the rotor. Inspections incorporated glass bead blasting and non-destructive testing of many components.High-speed balancing of the 13 t rotor was conducted, and turbine rotor journals were repaired, according to the company. White metal bearings were relined, and the thrust bearing was modified to improve fitment in the bearing casing. Additionally, positive material identification tests were conducted on all the studs, nuts and shaft seals. A complete 3D scan was done of the centreline to allow reverse engineering drawings.At is repair facility in Cleveland, Johannesburg, Marthinusen & Coutts also performed a number of inspections, tests and repairs on the rotor. Dimensional inspections and electrical tests were conducted, as well as non-destructive testing such as the phase array test. Slip rings were ground, the diode wheel was inspected, and the diodes were tested.ACTOM Turbo Machines inspected and refurbished the auxiliary mechanical equipment. This included lubrication and control oil systems, pumps, coolers, and white metal bearings on ID and FD fans. ACTOM Turbo Machines Project Manager, Hannes de Jager, noted that an overhaul of this magnitude and scope would usually take over two months.“The excellent working relationship we had with Metalloys’ technical staff, and the cooperation we got from them, certainly contributed to completing the work as quickly as we did,” de Jager said.Starting the inspections, tests and repairs in July 2018, the team completed the overhaul by mid-August.last_img read more

Cologne to stay home of EHF CL Final4 until 2024

Colognelanxess arena Cologne has once again confirmed its status as the home of top-class international club handball.In a new deal signed by the European Handball Federation and EHF Marketing GmbH, organiser of the VELUX EHF FINAL4, with the City of Cologne, LANXESS arena and federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia it has been confirmed that the event will return for a further four events, starting in the 2020/21 season.Established in 2010, the VELUX EHF FINAL4 has developed to become the biggest and most successful indoor sports event on the indoor sports market. The current contract with Cologne runs through to the 2020 event.Its unique blend of top-class sports action and spectacular entertainment has made the two-day mega event a must-see meeting place for everybody connected to the sport.This season the event will also celebrate a major milestone with the tenth edition to be played on 1/2 June 2019.From the start of the 2020/21 season, the EHF and EHF Marketing will begin a new partnership with Infront and DAZN, which is set to transform the sport.And, as the federation’s flagship club event, the FINAL4 will continue to serve as the sport’s showcase event and culmination of the European club season.Source: EHF ← Previous Story VIDEO: Don’t mess with Trefilov Next Story → Dutch girls smashed by Norway – It will be exciting in Nancy read more

FC Barcelona avoid defeat in Logrono – Who will be No2 in

7.Huesca231148596:58826 16.Alcobendas243021575:7466 9.Benidorm239311589:62721 15.Teucro234118604:7259 1.Barcelona242310919:58047 4.La Rioja241365709:64932 11.Atl. Valladolid239212645:67720 FC Barcelona Lassa celebrated the new title in ASOBAL, so the first question of Spanish handball becoming who will be the No.2 which will play at VELUX EHF Champions League.La Rioja had a chance to beat Barcelona 28:28, but team from Logrono missed the last shot for a victory.28- Logroño La RiojaSergey Hernández; Sánchez Migallón, Ilic (7), Kusan, Kukic (3), Del Arco, Garciandia (4), Balenciaga (4), Muñoz (7,3p), Fekete, Moreira (1).28 – Barcelona LassaMöller (Pérez de Vargas); R. Enterríos (2), Aleix Gómez (1p), Thiagus Petrus (1), Menn (5), Nemanja Ilic (3), Fabregas (4); Sorhaindo (1), Andersson, Ariño (1), N’Guessan (4), Dolenec (1), Palmarsson (3), Diocou (1) , Syprzak (1)Four teams are in the race for No.2 -Bidasoa, Ademar Leon, La Rioja and Granollers.STANDING: 5.Granollers241527648:59232 ← Previous Story Paula Ungureanu to leave CSM Bucharest Next Story → Dragana Cvijic will play even injured: I will try to help against Metz, but surgery is must 10.Anaitasuna239212607:61620 ASOBAL 12.Quabit Guadalajara238213640:65218 13.Puente Genil236314580:63515 14.Morrazo Cangas235315541:62513 8.BM Sinfin239410590:64322 3.Ademar241527651:59132 6.Cuenca241257654:64829 2.CD Bidasoa Irun231526590:54432 read more

VIDEO Norge junior buzzer beater for quarterfinal against Egypt

← Previous Story Sodal Per Morten invented “eye threat” in handball – Rojevic sent off…. Next Story → HOST TEAM IS OUT: France beat Spain for quarter-final against Denmark Norwegian junior national team came to the 1/4 final of the World Championship 2019 in Spain.The Scandinavian young guns born 1998 and younger came into the position to fight for the final weekend after buzzer-beater in clash with Brazil 29:28.Take a look on it. Juniori World Handball Championship 2019 The next Norwegian rivals will be Egyptians, who beat Serbian in the same way with Khadah goal five seconds before the final whistle.PHOTO: Stephane Pillaud, IHF read more

Frank Loke – The Special One

frank loke Do you remember FrAnk Loke? It is not enough to say just older brother of legendary Heidi Loke, Norwegian is much more than that. The 38-years old ex-handball player is famous for his inconvenient life and hobbies.He likes running, hiking, swimming, playing poker. The best line player of Men’s EHF EURO 2008 also has Mont Everest expedition experience.He made a lot of joy to his followers on Instagram, when he announced attendance at Bergen Marathon in Borat costume. He got enough likes to wear it and he ran 42km almost naked.Now, it looks that this costume is just an ordinary part of his collection as he was also in TV project “Dancing with the stars”…Take a look how preparing for triathlon looks like… Loke ended handball career in 2016. He played in Bundesliga for TUS Lubbecke, had a short episode with Zagreb, was in Amicitia Zurich… ← Previous Story Barca Lassa easily win ASOBAL Super Cup 2019 Next Story → Marko Vujin to Sporting CP read more

Construction might be slow but a flood of new orders means it

first_imgOverall activity increased sharply in July, with the rate of growth quickening to its fastest in three months. The July results marked the eleventh consecutive month of expansion among Irish construction firms – an important indication that a sustained recovery is taking hold.In particular, the rate of expansion in activity on residential projects was the sharpest in the history of the survey which began in June 2000.The growth in construction activity growth has led to better employment prospects in the the sector and an increase in the charges for sub-contractors according to Ulster Bank..Barry also argues that we will soon start to see the effect these increases in demand have on the construction sector.“The rate of growth of new orders picked up markedly to the strongest since November 2004, thus providing a solid basis for expecting that overall activity levels should continue to expand solidly in the months ahead.”Read: Dublin is facing a ‘significant housing shortage’ – ESRI >Read: Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway > THE LEVEL OF house construction remains at a very low level but new evidence suggests that the sectors is expected to grow in the near future.The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index for July shows that the number of new orders is now at the highest level since November 2004.The index measures growth as any reading above 50 and recorded the level of construction activity at 62.6 in July, up from 59.9 in June. This is the biggest monthly rise since April.The July bump also now means that activity has risen in 11 consecutive months according to Ulster Bank’s chief economist Simon Barry:last_img read more

An evening with Lis Johnson sculptor of the George Treloar memorial

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram More than seventy supporters of Ballarat’s new memorial statue to post-WW1 refugee helper Major George Treloar Devine gathered at Yarraville’s Eleni’s Kitchen & Bar last week to celebrate another milestone.The highlight of the night was the presence of Lis Johnson, the renowned local Melbourne sculptor who is currently in the process of creating the memorial. Lis has created many sculptures and will be the first female sculptor to have her work erected in Ballarat’s Sturt Street.Amongst those present were members of the George Treloar Memorial Committee that has been working for the past four years to have this memorial erected in Treloar’s birthplace of Ballarat. Others came from across Melbourne’s Hellenic community, including representatives of Melbourne’s Pontian, Thracian and, Messinian and Cretan communities, as well as the Merimna of Pontian Ladies of Oceania. Ms Kate Garrison also attended, representing the City of Ballarat. The gathering was particularly honoured by the presence of Harry Hudson, Treloar’s great nephew.Lis said she was honoured to be chosen for this important project. She said that she was attracted to the project because of the nature of the memorial’s significance and George’s story. It was more than just another military memorial. This memorial combined the story of George’s exemplary military career but most importantly his incredible refugee work in northern Greece. The latter is symbolised in the figure of the little girl, with her belongings, being assisted by the figure of George.It was my pleasure to recount some of the key aspects of the George Treloar story – from his early days in Ballarat, to his travelling to England before the war, joining the British Army and being promoted and decorated for his service on the Western Front, his service in Russia and at Constantinople, where he was not only married but importantly was given responsibility for caring for the thousands of Russian refugees that had made their way there after the end of the Russian Civil War.READ MORE: Meet Lis Johnson, the artist of the George Devine Treloar memorial statueIt was here that George demonstrated his skills as an organiser and aid worker and it was no doubt due to this experience that he was given the post of League of Nations representative with responsibility for refugees in northern Greece. It was here that George assisted in the re-settlement of over 100,000 Christian refugees and earned himself the devotion of all he helped. He was awarded one of the highest civilian honours by the Hellenic government and the village of Trylorion was named after him. It was my pleasure – along with Lee Tarlamis OAM – to have visited this village a number of years ago and experienced the love of this community for George Trleoar and his work.Also in attendance were representatives of George Treloar’s old school in Ballarat, St Patrick’s College. Mr Allan McKinnon of St Patrick’s College said that George’s refugee story is an inspiring one and one that should be held up as an inspiration for others. We need more George Treloar’s today, he said. This year, to coincide with the erection of the Memorial, George Treloar will be inducted into the School’s Legends. A special lunch will be held at St Patrick’s College to celebrate the life of George Treloar on Saturday, 31 August. All are welcome. Tickets are available at https://www.trybooking.com/BBZJOMerimna President Litsa Athanasiadis spoke on behalf of the George Treloar Memorial Committee, stating how proud she was to have taken part in the project. She stressed how many of those present at the dinner were the descendent of those Christian refugees who were saved by George Treloar all those years ago. The memorial is our community’s way of returning, in a small but significant way, the great help that George extended to our ancestors in the years following the terrible Asia Minor catastrophe.READ MORE: Sculptor announced for George Treloar memorialShe informed the assembly that the new memorial will be erected in Ballarat’s Sturt Street on Sunday, 8th September 2019, with a major unveiling ceremony planned. This will include important Hellenic elements, signifying the Hellenic community’s debt to George Treloar. All are welcome and are encouraged to attend this important event.Amongst those present were Pan Thracian Association President Chris Vlasakis, Pontiaki Estia President Con Tseparailidis, Pontian Associations of Australia former president Roma Siachos, Sam Kalaidopoulos and Sakis Athanasiadis of the Marble Centre Exclusive, Madeleine Athanasiadis and Yiana Kalaidopoulos who are the directors of Lithostone Quarts Sevices, Lemnos-Gallipoli Commemorative Committee President Lee Tarlamis OAM, Paul Sougleris of the Pan Messinian Brotherhood Papaflessas and Tony Tsourdalakis of the Pan Cretan Association.The George Treloar Memorial Committee would like to thank Eleni’s kitchen for their generous donation and support of this important evening. All proceeds for the evening will go towards funding the George Treloar Memorial.Jim Claven is a historian, freelance writer and a member of the George Treloar Memorial Committee. He can be contacted at jimclaven@yahoo.com.aulast_img read more

Cage starts filming Jiu Jitsu – a test case for Cyprus

first_imgNicolas Cage is in Cyprus for the filming of Jiu Jitsu. He met with the press at Hilton Park in Nicosia for a press conference over the weekend.While guests shared their love of Cypriot culture and cuisine, Cage highlighted what drew him to the movie.“I’m eclectic,” he said. “And I like to do all kinds of movies and express myself in all sorts of ways and this was interesting for me.”There are hopes that the movie could just be the start of more to come.READ MORE: Nicolas Cage heads to Cyprus for filming of ‘Jiu Jitsu’ on 24 June“This motion picture is a test case,” said producer Martin Barab, speaking to journalists, adding that there are six more movies behind this one that will star actors of the calibre of Gerard Butler, Bruce Willis and Keanu Reeves.“These are $50 million movies,” he said, adding that it was the cash-rebate programme and other tax incentives that drew the production of Jiu Jitsu to Cyprus.Chris Economides warned that Hollywood producers are taking note. “People are watching us to see how this is going to fly,” he said.The production of Jiu Jitsu is expected to come to $US24.6 million and involves 160 crew members.READ MORE: Famous celebrities enjoying their Greek vaycay this summer Shots from the making of Jiu Jitsu: Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more