Top Greek-related News Articles – Week of Feb. 29-Mar. 4

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Check out our staff’s top picks of Greek-related news articles we’ve seen on the internet.

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Our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:


Nutrition: Mediterranean Diet Looks Good for Alzheimer’s

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



He researches the usefulness of bacteria

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



US Completes 1st Womb Transplant

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’ Invites Travellers to Win their Dream Holiday in Greece

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



Oscar win for Irish short film Stutterer

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



Christina Kounelias: The Greek American woman behind the Oscars

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



In the bottle: news about Greece’s wine lifestyle

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



Until death do us part. (But just in case …)

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



Kinda Blue- Exploring the Roots of Rebetiko

The weather is just right- soft overcast skies that let that quiet kind of beauty flourish. It’s no more strange that a prison would be photogenic than that mournful songs would be beautiful. What are we doing at the old prison on a Sunday morning? Musing on beauty, a lot of which came from here.
A group in our hometown (Thessaloniki Walking Tours) breathes the vividness of a fairy tale into the history and culture of our city. The tours I have been on are not so much walking and seeing (plenty of both) as they are like grabbing at a thread and following it somewhere unexpected, unearthing legends and memories along the way, visiting personalities so alive in memory and song that they are only technically departed, telling their stories, and in so doing giving layers of meaning to ours.   Read more



Alexi Pappas Seeks Competitive Opportunities As Greek Athlete

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 could expand to 40 restaurants

Breakfast chain Yolk is adding a sixth Chicago location, in the Marina City complex, as it plans an ambitious national expansion to as many as 40 restaurants within the next five years.

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!

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