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    Brexit in America

    I hope you all had a uneventful Labor Day and that you gave birth to new and fresh ideas! Due to space restrictions this time, I won’t expand on my summer adventures and impressions from Greece, a...

    • Posted September 13, 2016
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    The “Greater Albania”, the Greater the Stupidity!

    It’s especially disheartening when fascism and nationalism find ways to corrupt even sports! On the Soccer Zone USA page, along with the jerseys of the Albanian National Soccer Team that took part for the first time in...

    • Posted June 26, 2016
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    Oil pioneer Michael Johnson says Greece has plenty of oil, too

    Oil “guru,” geologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Johnson (Giannakopoulos), who initiated horizontal drilling, a new technique that has perfected fracking–invented by another Greek-American, George Mitchel– making possible the discovery of the Parshall oil field in North Dakota...

    • Posted May 1, 2016
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    Erdogan was jailed for a poem and now he’s taking a comedian to court for a poem!

    It is kind of a bitter irony that President Recep Tayip Ergogan of Turkey wants to take to court a German comedian for reciting a poem that the Turkish leader found insulting beyond tolerance (as if there...

    • Posted April 30, 2016
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    The stork arrived on time and brought us a NEO baby!

    This time Perixscope is devoted to the newest member of our NEO team, Stefanos-Jason Papagermanos who was delivered to the happy parents by three(!) women head doctors plus the “Muses of modern times” (a.k.a the experienced nurses...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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    John Koudounis: Making Japan big in Wall Street!

    Happy New Year to all! I hope you enjoyed the Holiday Season and now you are ready to start demolishing your new year’s resolutions! Like many other great promises they are great because we will never reach...

    • Posted January 10, 2016
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    Season’s Greetings…

    In the aftermath of the recent acts of terror in Paris I wrote a commentary in which the following was stated: Now that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks in France and before we start...

    • Posted December 5, 2015
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    Entering the double digits…

    We are 10! We’ve come to the double digits stage and oh boy, we look good, don’t we? This special celebratory issue is packed with your wishes, your love and care and we thank you very much!...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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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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  • Elena Kountoura
    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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