Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals, the 2015 World Series Champs! The Royals used their experience of being in the World Series last year to defeat the New York Mets 4-1 in the series. The New York Mets were not able to hold leads in 3 of their 4 losses. It was very unusual because the Mets had one of the best relief pitchers in baseball this year.As I said in a previous Huddle Up, the Royals have the ability to extend at-bats by fouling off pitches until they wear a pitcher down. The Mets starting pitching was very dominant but in the case of starting pitching today they go to the bull pen and the Mets relievers were no match for their Kansas City counterparts. As in the case of many sporting events, experience won over youth again.
Melbourne’s historic Greek precinct will once again be home to the thousands of eventgoers set to attend the 2016 Lonsdale Street Festival; the largest Greek street party in Australia, which is scheduled to fall on the weekend of 27-28 February.Delphi Bank has long supported a range of community initiatives and constantly aims to give back to the Hellenic Australian community that has supported the bank. The Lonsdale Street Festival is just one of the many community festivals around the nation that the bank supports, bringing together both community and family spirit for future generations to enjoy.Delphi Bank is also the major sponsor of Sydney’s Greek Festival, also to fall on the weekend of 27-28 February.“Good corporate citizenship is an integral part of our business and we constantly think about what we can do beyond banking to help our customers and strengthen the communities they live in,” says the bank’s chief executive officer George Tacticos.A great attraction for thousands of Melbourne locals, the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival provides an assortment of traditional Greek food spread across 60 stalls, cooking demonstrations, traditional dancing and live entertainment across three stages. There are also plenty of children’s activities as well as vendor displays and craft stalls.Festival organisers never cease to hold back on providing a stellar line up of international acts, with this year’s entertainment no different , with the festival having secured headline act Alkinoos Ioannidis. The Cypriot-born musician infuses a unique blend of electric and orchestral sounds and will be sure to entertain the crowds as he performs on the Delphi Bank stage on Saturday 27 February.Founded by the cultural arm of the Greek Community of Melbourne, the Greek Centre continues to provide the Greek community with a calendar of vibrant events and celebrations that promotes the Hellenic culture for all to enjoy. Also included in the festival program is the Writers Festival, Flavours of Greece and the Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram