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Our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:
The Mediterranean diet, high in monounsaturated fat and low in meat and dairy products, appears to reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study of a New York City population, and the more strictly it is adhered to, the stronger its preventive effect. Read more
Nikos Kyrpides is a biologist, a Researcher and Director of the Genomics Biology program at the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Berkeley Lab. He has won many international awards and he was also included in the Thomson Reuters list with the most important scientists in their field of expertise. Read more
American women suffering from types of infertility may soon have another option for carrying a pregnancy to term: undergoing a uterus transplant. The Cleveland Clinic announced Thursday that it had completed the first uterus transplant in the U.S. after a nine-hour surgery Wednesday. The patient – a 26-year-old woman – will not be identified publicly, the clinic said in a statement, but is in stable condition. The uterus she received was from a donor who had died. Head of the surgical team is Dr. Andreas Tzakis. Read more
Discover Greece, the digital platform of Marketing Greece, is giving travellers from around the world the opportunity to make their dream holiday in Greece a reality through its new “Dream Up Summer” campaign! Read more
Irish short film Stutterer has taken home the Oscar for Best Short Film (Live Action) at the 88th Academy Awards.
Benjamin Cleary, who wrote, directed and edited the film, accepted the award with producers Serena Armitage and Shan Christopher Ogilvie, and director of photography Michael Paleodimos. Read more
Mickey Mouse, Ronald McDonald, the Geico gecko, Mr. Clean — brand icons so embedded in the global mind-set that babies can recognize them before they can even speak, writes Tony Case for Adweek. And then there’s Oscar, that distinguished little gold man honoring achievement in film, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1929. Read more
t’s been well over a decade since Greek winemakers joined together to introduce the Greek wine renaissance to the US and Canada. It’s never easy trying get a group of talented (and passionate) winemakers pulling in the same direction, but it was obvious that a group effort would be needed to establish a niche for Greek wine in the mainstream and move it out of the “other” category. Difficult austerity measures at home have put an even greater sense of urgency on exports to keep the sector growing, but news in recent years has been positive. Read more
A similar idea inspired business lawyer Tom Skallas to join forces last year with Dean Dussias, a longtime friend who practices family law, to form their own firm that brings a concierge-like approach to its middle-market client base.
“Instead of having a transactional-based practice where the client’s one and done, it’s about a relationship now so that if we can do more of their other type of work — whether it’s estate planning, or real estate or otherwise — they become a client for life,” Skallas says. Read more
A dual citizen, the Oregon-based distance runner will try to make it to the Olympics in Rio representing Greece. After her NCAA eligibility was up in 2013 at the University of Oregon, Alexi Pappas knew she wanted to continue running professionally. Her athletic goals have remained simple: to compete in as many major international competitions as possible and be at peak fitness for them. Read more
Yolk, which began as a single South Loop restaurant in late 2006, has leased 3,781 square feet in the recently landmarked Marina City complex, said owner Taki Kastanis and his broker, Spero Adamis of Cornerstone Commercial Partners II. Read more
That’s it for this week! Check back next Saturday for a new list of our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news on the web. Be well!