Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis has been appointed by Australia’s Greek Orthodox Archbishop Makarios, as the inaugural Bishop of Brisbane.It is the second time he has made history in Australia; Bishop Iakovos was the first ever Australian-born to be ordained as an Orthodox Bishop.Writer Dean Kalimniou took to Facebook to pay tribute to the Bishop, in honour of his new appointment.“His Grace is a humble, softly spoken, self contained man with a keen sense of humour and a rare appreciation of the original Star Wars trilogy. Our loss here in Melbourne is Brisbane’s gain, where spreading his wings, undoubtedly he will accomplish amazing things. Άξιος!!” Mr Kalimniou wrote.Bishop Iakovos will begin his service in the Fourth District of the Australian Archdiocese as of 1 November, 2019.READ MORE: ‘The best Greeks of today are the Greeks of Australia,’ says Archbishop Makarios
Federal authorities say the death of some of the walruses at a haul-out site in northwest Alaska were caused by humans, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes it has identified those responsible.Walrus found dead and decapitated near Cape Lisburne. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.However, the U.S. attorney’s office, in a statement Friday afternoon, said charges have not been filed so far and the investigation continues. The statement said no further information on the investigation would be released at this time.Last month, federal authorities said they were investigating a report that about 25 walrus had been killed near Cape Lisburne and that some were missing tusks. Cape Lisburne is home to an Air Force radar station with few personnel.A message was left for an assistant U.S. attorney in Anchorage.