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Alexandra Mitsotakis' Recipes of Love

By PENELOPE KARAGEORGE 0 comment

Fluent in four languages, leader of Action Aid, Alexandra Mitsotakis still has found time to put some cooking secrets in her book Recipes of Love.

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MAYPORT, Fla. (July 12, 2008) Adm. James Stavridis, commander, U.S. Southern Command, speaks at the 4th Fleet reestablishment ceremony held on board Naval Station Mayport. Fourth Fleet is the reassigned numbered fleet assigned to NAVSO, exercising operational control of assigned forces. Fourth Fleet conducts the full spectrum of Maritime Security Operations in support of U.S. objectives and security cooperation activities that promote coalition building and deter aggression in the maritime environment.  U.S. Navy photo Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Regina L. Brown (Released)

Adm. Stavridis: "21st Century Challenges"

By CONSTANTINE S. SIRIGOS 0 comment

Retired Admiral and former NATO chief James Stavridis, now a Dean at Tufts, spoke on 21st Century security challenges at Kimisis Church of the Hamptons

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Blue Dream Gala to Benefit Refugees International, Spotlights Greek Crisis Aid

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SOUTHAMPTON, NY –  The long-awaited annual Blue Dream Gala, which is held at The Muses Cultural Center and spills out beneath tents evoking the Isles of the Aegean on the

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"We all Scream for Ice Cream!"

By DR. CONSTANTINA MICHALOS 0 comment

HOUSTON, TX – Back in late April, the ice cream man came to our street. It was a quiet spring day, a reminder of why we lived in Houston while

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Greeks and Miracles over the Decades

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[On August 2, Newsday featured an article titled “Claims of religious miracles on Long Island and in New York City,” focusing on various accounts of miracles over the decades relayed

The National Herald's 100th Anniversary Celebration Classic Time

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After a century of bringing news to the Diaspora as the paper of record for the community, The National Herald in May marked its anniversary with festivities bringing together notables

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White House Meeting With Diaspora Leaders Brought Enthusiasm Tempered With Realism

By Constantine S. Sirigos 0 comment

The National Herald obtained the perspectives of a number of participants in the meeting of Diaspora leaders with senior White House officials of the Obama Administration to discuss issues relevant

Admiral Stavridis -- first navy admiral to become SACEUR

 

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MONS, Belgium — Admiral James Stavridis today became NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) assuming command of Allied Command Operations from outgoing SACEUR, General John Craddock.

 

The change of command, presided over by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, marks the first time in NATO history that a navy admiral assumes the post since the position was established in 1951 when General Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first SACEUR.  Admiral Stavridis is the sixteenth American officer to hold the prestigious post.

 

“Today I am lucky enough to find myself standing on the bridge, ready to take the watch; but I know I am not taking the watch alone,” said Admiral Stavridis after assuming command. 

“With me are over seventy thousand shipmates – military and civilian – in three continents from the populated plains and coasts of Europe to the bright blue of the Mediterranean Sea; from the high mountain passes of Afghanistan to the distant Arctic Circle.”

“You stand in a long line of heroes who ‘stood and delivered’ across this continent for decades in both war and peace,” Stavridis continued.  “I honour your service, I pledge my support and loyalty to each of you, and I will continue to strengthen the pillars of our transatlantic bridge as we build new ones. That is my mission, and I will do my best."

SACEUR is responsible to NATO’s Military Committee, the highest military authority in NATO, for the overall direction and conduct of military operations for NATO.  A United States Flag or General officer, SACEUR is dual-hatted as Commander U.S. European Command. His command is exercised from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) at Casteau, Belgium.

Stavrides: The Accidental Admiral

By Constantine S. Sirigos 0 comment

Retired Admiral and former NATO chief James Stavrides will give a talk on security in the 21st Century at the Kimisis Church in the Hamptons Aug. 8.

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Whistleblower Kiriakou Helps Fight Greek Corruption

By Theodore Kalmoukos 0 comment

John Kiriakou, the former CIA employee jailed for disclosing classified information to journalists, visited Greece last week to talk about corruption.

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White House Meeting Deemed "A Good Start," Official Thanks Attendees  

By Constantine S. Sirigos 0 comment

TNH Senior Writer Dean Sirigos reported live from the scene: Vice President Joe Biden, along with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, led a team of administration officials who invited