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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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  • John Catsimatidis, Brent Callinicos holdind the Executive of the Year Award
    HABA Honors Brent Callinicos, Vice President of Google

    Brent Callinicos, Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Accountant of Google, was honored with HABA’s (Hellenic American Bankers Association) Executive of the Year Award, the organization’s highest distinction, this past May during a lavish gala held at the...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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  • Georgia Sideris (2nd from right) with member of the Board Kostas Kavvadias, Eleni Palmos and Ioanna Zoitas (right)
    Giving a Greek-American Tradition a Second Chance

    For decades organizations representing various areas of Greece in New York flourished and being a member or such a group was the norm. However, with fewer immigrants coming and most of the American born being of mixed...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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    Summer, the season of freedom…

    Summer is well under way and those of you who can be close to the sea breeze, filling your lungs and soul with the rejuvenating wafts of the particular aroma salty water exudes upon smashing on the...

    • Posted June 19, 2013
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    Kalo Pascha and ¡Viva Mexico!

    Our Pascha may be more than a month apart from the Western Easter – to the dismay of my Roman Catholic and thus fundamentally heretical wife – but nobody can accuse us of not been inclusive! This...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Film Director Alexander Payne: Greece ‘energizes my DNA!’

    Alexander Payne plans to visit Greece this June, as soon as he finishes the film he’s currently working on, “Nebraska”, a father-and-son story taking place in his home state. Payne was born and raised in Omaha, the...

    • Posted March 6, 2013
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  • Leadership 100 holds Successful Conference with Star-Studded Roster of Guests

    The unanimous approval of new grants by the Executive Committee meeting at the 22nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference, atThe Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California, brought the total of grants allocated by the organization since its...

    • Posted March 6, 2013
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  • Leadership 100 22nd Conference – Interview: L100 Chairman Charles Cotros

    Interview by Demetrios Rhompotis What were the highlights of this convention? This year was exciting because we came to the West Coast after being on the East Coast for two years. So by coming out here, although...

    • Posted March 6, 2013
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  • Leadership 100 22nd Conference – Interview: Angelo Tsakopoulos

    Interview by Demetrios Rhompotis Your thoughts on this conference. It’s always beautiful! It is our inheritance. This is Hellenism and Orthodoxy together! And of course, it’s important that we have so many young people here because they...

    • Posted March 6, 2013
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  • Leadership 100 22nd Conference – Interview: John Calamos, Sr.

    What do you think of this conference? I’ve been coming here for a number of years in order to support the Leadership and also interact with all the people that are here. It has been a wonderful...

    • Posted March 6, 2013
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  • Leadership 100 22nd Conference – Interview: Dean Metropoulos

    Interview by Demetrios Rhompotis Your take on this conference. It’s a wonderful conference. It brings together many of us, Greeks, who share something very special. And because we live in a broad society, here in America, we...

    • Posted March 6, 2013
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  • Leadership 100 22nd Conference – Interview: L100 Executive Director Paulette Poulos

    Interview by Demetrios Rhompotis Another conference is history. Are you happy with the way it turned out? This was the conference of conferences! I never thought everything would go as easy and as well coordinated. Every speaker...

    • Posted March 6, 2013
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  • Alexander Payne’s Speech at the Leadership 100 Conference

    Almost exactly one year ago I was lucky enough to receive an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay – my second, in fact — and in my acceptance speech I dedicated my win to the woman I’d invited...

    • Posted March 6, 2013
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    Black History Month and the Greeks

    February was Black History Month and paying tribute to this very special group of Americans should not be just an opportunity to sympathize, get inspired, or hone our skills in political correctness, but rather also look for...

    • Posted March 6, 2013
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    Time for Leaders to Lead!

    Happy New Year to all! Yes, it is a cliché, but wishes always contain a positive disposition and when repeated constantly might work at the end, just like prayers do sometimes. It is also a cliché each...

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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