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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 31 October 2015
NEWS 2 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2015 James Limnios elected Perth deputy mayor Councillor James Limnios has been named the new deputy lord mayor of Perth. The developer of Limnios Property Group was elected at a special council meeting, following Rob Butler's failed attempt at being re-elected. Up against Councillor Reece Harley, Mr Limnios managed to win seven votes to Mr Harley's two. The new council, along with re-elected Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, was sworn in last week at an official ceremony at Perth Town Hall. DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM PM celebrates ‘Greekness’ in Sydney In his second appearance at a Hellenic event in two weeks, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull surprised those gathered at Sydney's Being Greek Festival. The sun was out for the annual event on Sunday 25 October, where all things Greek were celebrated, along with the 75th anniversary of OXI Day. Source: ABC James Limnios PHOTO: PERTH NOW. Cr Patsikatheodorou elected City of Hume mayor Cr Helen Patsikatheodorou has been elected mayor of the City of Hume for a oneyear term. The decision came following a statutory meeting held on Wednesday at the Hume Global Learning Centre. Thrilled with her appointment, Cr Patsikatheodorou said the focus of her term will be to serve the people on issues that matter to them most. "I am passionate about people and the fact that we need to improve our community's health. It is utterly essential that we stop family violence and support the elderly," Cr Patsikatheodorou said. The Meadow Valley Ward representative went on to say she will be concentrating on "those with mental illness, the youth, council's education initiatives, and the protection, safety and wellbeing of all". Having served as a councillor for many years, this is not her first time in the top job. She was named mayor in 2010. She revealed that her second stint as mayor of the City of Hume would be a great opportunity to promote breast cancer awareness, a cause close to her heart. "Many will know that I have not been healthy in the last few years, after being diagnosed with breast cancer. "I will make it my mantra to be known as the pink mayor," she said, vowing to wear something pink every day of her mayoral term. Cr Chandra Bamunusinghe, from Aitken Ward, will serve alongside Cr Patsikatheodorou as deputy mayor. Mr Turnbull was given the opportunity to address the hundreds gathered on the day, declaring: "I'm a Philhellene." During his speech, the PM stressed the importance of OXI Day, and recognised the significant role played by Greeks in the development of the Australian nation, and the influence of Greek culture on world civilisation. And if he hadn't touched the hearts of festivalgoers by that point, his parting words sealed the deal, as he exclaimed "long live Greece" in his best Greek. Organised by volunteers of the Greek Orthodox Parish of Kogarah, members of the community described the PM's presence as an "honour" and "special distinction for Australia's Hellenism". Liberal MP and president of the Greek Orthodox Parish Community of Kogarah, Nickolas Varvaris formally thanked Mr Turnbull for his attendance, and carried on His second surprise appearance in two weeks at a Greek event, Mr Turnbull identified himself as a ‘Philhellene’. with the positive message for Hellenism. "I am very proud to represent the seat of Barton, which has a strong and distinctive presence of Greeks. "I am particularly pleased to welcome you at the festival today to celebrate OXI Day - the refusal of Greece to succumb to the forces of evil, ensuring our values and way of life," said Mr Varvaris. Also present on the day was local parish priest Sophronios Konidari, along with representatives of all parties of federal and state politics. Cr Helen Patsikatheodorou with her husband John after being appointed mayor of the City of Hume. The prime minister front and centre, alongside local parish priest Sophronios Konidari. Prime Minister Turnbull addresses the hundreds of people gathered at the Being Greek Festival.
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