The GoTo Tour

first_imgIt was the ride of a lifetime as nine South Australian philanthropists rode from Melbourne to Adelaide, as part of The GoTo Foundation, to raise their target $100,000 for Flinders University Autism Early Intervention Program (EIRP). When they arrived in Adelaide last Saturday, tired but full of adrenalin they had by then raised over $70,000 for the charity and are still working hard to reach their target.“It was so amazing,” says founding member of The GoTo Foundation George Diakomichalis of the week-long ride. “The heart of everyone on this ride was amazing because everyone committed their time, a week away from families and loved ones.” Mr Diakomichalis told Neos Kosmos that the ride was both mentally and physically was challenging and said when the riders arrived in Adelaide they were overcome with emotions. “When we got back all these emotions of everything we went through came out of us. The weather, the safety, missing our family and friends. The happiness to be back but the sadness that the week was over.” Along with lifelong friends Lewis Pounentis and Nick Apostolou, Mr Diakomichalis started The GoTo Foundation, a non-profit organisation geared towards the improvement of health, well being and education of individuals and groups by assisting to provide essential services for the benefit of all South Australians. The GoTo Foundation are still accepting donations via their website www.goto.net.au/ Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Man fired from diving job after seen holding protected species

first_imgCozumel, Q.R. — A diver from Playa del Carmen who was photographed holding a protected fish has been dismissed.Christopher González Vaca, director of the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, says the diver who was photographed holding a Splendid Toadfish has been dismissed from the company in which he worked.He explained that the photograph, which was posted on social media, became a outrage among the public as well as Cozumel divers. He said that they investigated and discovered that this person worked with a local diving company.“The company he worked for decided to end their relationship with the diver,” he explained adding that this person was not qualified to operate inside the national park.A photograph posted on social media in June shows a diver holding a protected Splendid Toadfish while inside the park.Species inside the parks are protected. Visitors into any of the protected parks, including the Reefs National Park of Cozumel, are forbidden to touch, step on or collect any live species inside the park including sea grass, corals, fish and other marine life.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more