Former Neos Kosmos English editor Fotis Kapetopoulos has been appointed executive officer of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria.“On behalf of the ECCV board, I’m delighted to welcome Fotis Kapetopoulos to join the ECCV team,” chairperson Kris Pavlidis told Neos Kosmos.“ECCV’s mission for social cohesion and community harmony will be facilitated through the passion and commitment that Mr Kapetopoulos brings to the executive officer position, and we are confident that his experience and skills will assist the ECCV to advance its strategic vision as Victoria’s peak multicultural advocacy organisation.”The new ECCV EO is no stranger to the multicultural sector. An expert in public relations, communications and marketing, with a strong focus on ethnic and multicultural policy and advocacy, he has held senior roles in the arts, media and politics, having been the former director of Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV), and advisor to former Liberal premier of Victoria Ted Baillieu.“For me it is kind of a full arch,” Mr Kapetopoulos told Neos Kosmos.“Having started off at MAV, it creates some sort of narrative about my commitment to diversity and to making sure that all cultures, all faiths, all genders, all people have access to services and to important information.”Fotis Kapetopoulos (C) has been a long-time advocate of diversity and multiculturalism.Describing the ECCV as a “legacy organisation”, Mr Kapetopoulos identified some of the many issues that the ethnic communities of Victoria are facing, particularly regarding aged care, employment challenges, and media representation.“As former editor of Neos Kosmos, I want to see ethnic media continue to succeed,” he said.“We have a strong policy arm in our organisation, they are experts in their field and I’m particularly very proud of having a fantastic board led by Cr Kris Pavlidis who is a strong advocate for diversity,” he added. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
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Top Stories”Do The Needful” SC To Centre On Pregnant Indian Woman’s Repatriation Plea From USA Sanya Talwar12 May 2020 1:28 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a petition seeking immediate repatriation of a pregnant woman via the scheduled May 13 Air India flight.A bench of Justices Nageswara Rao, Abdul Nazeer & Sanjeev Khanna directed Centre to do the needful but did not pass orders as prayed for.The petitioner’s lawyer, Mr. Sanjay M. Nulli argued that the petitioner is at an advanced stage of pregnancy and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a petition seeking immediate repatriation of a pregnant woman via the scheduled May 13 Air India flight.A bench of Justices Nageswara Rao, Abdul Nazeer & Sanjeev Khanna directed Centre to do the needful but did not pass orders as prayed for.The petitioner’s lawyer, Mr. Sanjay M. Nulli argued that the petitioner is at an advanced stage of pregnancy and is stuck in the United States along with her 18 month old daughter & husband. Thus, any more delay for repatriation would be disastrous on her health.”The Petitioner No. 1 is in the third trimester (final stage) of her pregnancy and is living in an extreme state of uncertainty and in a condition proving fatal to herself and the fetus” – Excerpt from PetitionWhen the matter came up for hearing, the bench was initially inclined to serve a copy on the Solictor General but list it for tomorrow but then passed it over.Advocate Nulli had insisted that as the “flight is tomorrow, this order would not serve any purpose” Apropos this, when the passed over matter was taken up again, the bench observed that it was not inclined to pass any orders but asked the Government to take cognisance of the issue accordingly.The petition had contended that the Pooja Chaudhary and her family had return flights to India after a composite business trip on April 6. However, “owing to the restrictions imposed by the Director General of Civil Aviation vide Circulars dated 19.03.2020, 26.03.2020 and 14.04.2020 on the operation of international flights, the Petitioners have been stranded in the USA”In light of the above, petitioner had prayed to be rescued with “appropriate arrangements” for their travel to India via “Air India Flight No. AI 174 which is scheduled to depart from San Francisco on 13th May 2020 or at the next earliest possible opportunity” as well was directions to ensure that she has access to proper medical facilities.The Supreme Court has been taking up evacuation petitions of several stranded Indian Citizens since the lockdown was imposed in India and international cross-border Air travel had been blocked.On May 8, While hearing a plea on behalf of over 250 pregnant Indian women praying for evacuation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Supreme Court observed that women who are at the final stage of pregnancy (Third Trimester) must be given top priority for purposes of repatriation.The Centre had issued Standard Operating Protocols on May 6 for evacuation of Indian Citizens stranded Abroad amid the pandemic.Termed the “Vande Bharat Mission”, the evacuation has been started at the behest of Government. As on date, stranded Indians from various countries have been brought back.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Can’t Pay Won’y Pay are to hold a public meeting this week to advise rural home-owners not to register their septic tanks before the 1st of February.Donegal South-West Deputy, Thomas Pringle and Cllr John Campbell will address the meeting tomorrow evening in Dore Community Centre at 730pm.The meeting will coincide with public meetings that Fianna Fail and Donegal Action Against Austerity are holding in the county.Spokesperson for Cant Pay Wont Pay, Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig says themselves and DAAA are sending out the same message of urging people not to register their septic tanks.But he says Fianna Fail are confusing the situation…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/mich830.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleCalls for Glencolmcille Garda Station to remain openNext articleNo business plan for 800 DARD jobs move – Cllr Kelly News Highland 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ By News Highland – January 23, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ WhatsApp News Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Cant Pay Wont Pay to hold public meetings on septic tanks registration Facebook