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    Greek-American Betty Cantrell Miss America 2016!

    Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, was crowned Miss America 2016! Betty is the granddaughter of Stavros G. Andris who is an AHEPA Life Member of Solon Chapter 5, Savannah, Ga. The American Hellenic community is proud of her...

    • Posted September 25, 2015
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    Prost!!!

    Despite the heavy criticism coming from all kind of people, especially those ungrateful Greeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is no different than most! Here, enjoying a hot dog and a beer like any other, and German for...

    • Posted June 28, 2015
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    Spring Awakenings …

    Now that the weather in New York has cleared a bit–in fact it reminds me of August in middle May, and the temperature went kind of upwards along with my blood pressure–I have resumed my early-walk routine....

    • Posted May 18, 2015
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    Greece has never been sexier: The record boom in Greek tourism with more to come, says Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura

    To say that Greece is in dire straits is a euphemism. The country is facing another existential crisis with the possibility of defaulting and abandoning the common European currency as close as ever. The newly-elected coalition government...

    • Posted April 11, 2015
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    Happy Easter – Καλό Πάσχα!

    We are about to wrap up another big issue of NEO magazine and I’m taking this minute to thank you all for your support. By placing an ad this time, either promoting products & services or wishing...

    • Posted April 11, 2015
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    Hope, Fear, Freedom of Speech (and from Speech) etc.

    It’s been about two weeks since the new leftist government assumed power in Greece and the country hasn’t been destroyed yet! Oh, boy, for months–what months, years!–I’ve been saying that these people are good for nothing! Jokes...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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    Reason’s Greetings

    This holiday season is good if it makes us focus on the much and many that we have in our lives and gives us some time off to feel grateful and thankful for everybody and everything, even...

    • Posted December 24, 2014
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    Will two minuses make one plus?

    About one third of eligible to vote Americans exercised their constitutional right this past midterm election! But don’t expect me to shed crocodile tears about the low turnout: au contraire, I would say it is a disgrace...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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    Troops Against Ebola (and other diseases)

    Now that American troops have been sent to deal with …Ebola(!) in case the virus does get me, these are the kind of soldiers I wouldn’t mind occupying, enslaving and treating me! And since the army is...

    • Posted October 19, 2014
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    Welcome aboard!

    Hello boyz and girls! Back to the future as the season starts and reluctantly we unfold the sails for another trip into known and unknown waters, hoping to be there soon enough, whatever that means. As sailors...

    • Posted September 13, 2014
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    Tequila …sunrice!

    One of the key attributes in the American policy is its continuity! During President Bush we had Condoleezza Rice as National Security Adviser and then Secretary of State, and during President Obama we have Susan …Rice as...

    • Posted June 7, 2014
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    For a …Bittersweet Easter!

    Many years ago, I had a Jewish accountant – now for some reason they are all Cypriots! – who used to tell me that “you Greeks (with a Yiddish accent, making “r” sound like the Greek “γ”)...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • New Chairman: “The more we grow the more we can give away”

    George S. Tsandikos from New York, was inaugurated Chairman of Leadership 100 at the concluding Grand Gala of the 23rd Annual Leadership 100 Conference in Naples, Florida. He served as Vice Chairman for the past two years...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Leadership 100 Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Highlighting the Future of Church and Philanthropy in America The Executive Committee of The Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund approved $2,453,833.50 in new grants and prior commitments for 2014 (bringing the total of funds distributed by the...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Founding Father Peter M. Dion

    Peter M. Dion is along with Arthur Anton, Andrew Athens, Thomas Athens, George Chimples, Michael Jaharis and George Kokalis, a founding father of Leadership 100. Clearly moved and speaking to NEO magazine at the end of the...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • A Vision for the Future of Business

    Another first at this conference was an open discussion in the form of a forum, titled “A Vision for the Future of Business”. Moderated by George S. Tsandikos, the meeting featured three Greek-American giants in business and...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • The New Board

    In addition to George S. Tsandikos, who was elected Chairman, Argyris “R.J.” Vassiliou is the new Vice Chairman, Tom Jordan will serve as Treasurer, and Kassandra Romas was re-elected Secretary. Four new members were elected to the...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Secretary of Energy, Dr Ernest Moniz is receiving the Cyprus-US Distinguished Merit Award. From left, Theo David, Vassos Vassiliou, Andy Comodromos, Renos Georgiou, Nikos Mouyiaris, Despina Axiotakis. The Honoree, Dr. Ernest J. Moniz, Michael Hadjiloucas, Nicholas Karacostas, Nicolas Nicolaou, Nicole Pettalides Tsiolas, Chris Nicolaou, Dennis Droushiotis, Christos Theoharis, Peter Kakoyiannis
    Cyprus-US Chamber Honors a Friend from the Past (and Present)

    US Secretary of Energy, Dr Ernest Moniz, has been an active and proven friend of Cyprus, so receiving the prestigious Cyprus-US Distinguished Merit Award during the Cyprus-US Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Testimonial Dinner, held at NY...

    • Posted February 17, 2014
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    Cigar Incensed Night to Support Byzantine Choir

    People, from the depths of antiquity to the depthlessness of today’s stale ceremonialism, have used incense to honor the Divine. Those of us who still smoke cigars – despite the onslaught of terrorism regarding the consequences to...

    • Posted February 16, 2014
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    Happy New Year!

    Let me start by wishing everyone Happy New Year/Καλή Χρονιά! Stay tuned for more great things from NEO. Our December and January issues did very well in terms of advertising and that’s a big boost as it...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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    Seasoned Greetings!

    Once more we are blessed to have reached this Holiday Season, concluding another year with in and outs, ups and downs. It’s times like this that we all turn more philosophical, the end and the commencement of...

    • Posted December 14, 2013
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    Events as Templates for Leadership

    The last couple of months I had the opportunity to attend a number of high level Greek American events, some of them recurring annually, others taking place for the first time. After so many years in the...

    • Posted November 13, 2013
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    Unreason has totally prevailed…

    When Senator Olympia Snowe announced that she would not seek reelection, we lamented her decision, saying that our democracy will miss her and her ability to bring people together at a time when ultra polarization had become...

    • Posted October 10, 2013
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  • Ten Years for T.E.N. at the NY Stock Exchange

    This year marks the 10th anniversary for Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) at the New York Stock Exchange and its 20th as a public company, since it was first listed in the Oslo Stock Exchange, back in...

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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    …Erect Anthony Wiener!

    It’s election time in New York, the flyers of various candidates are coming into my mailbox in bundles and I can only feel special that all those famous people address me in my first name, like they...

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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