|AHEPA continued its campaign to celebrate the Greek Bicentennial with an event to commemorate American philhellene John M. Allen. The commemoration occurred at the site of the Constantino Brumidi statue, Annapolis, Md., March 6, 2021..Supreme President George Horiates, and AHEPA Capital District 3 members representing chapters from Washington to Baltimore, honored the work of a revolutionary hero, John M. Allen, a midshipman of the United States Navy. Allen, one of many American philhellenes who went to Greece to assist Greeks in the struggle for independence, served on Greek ships that blocked the port of Souda, Crete. He was wounded in 1825 during the siege of Missolonghi while fighting with the Greek fleet. |
On behalf of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, City Councilmember Sheila M. Finlayson read and presented a proclamation issued in honor of Greek Independence and the region’s contributions to the Greek cause.
“Annapolis thanks the Order of AHEPA for never forgetting and promoting the relationship between this region and Greece and the love for liberty we, and philhellene John M. Allen, had in common with the Greek nation,” Councilwoman Finlayson said. read more
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|Greece eyes lifting COVID curbs in retail before end-March, tourism in MayReuters (Mar. 8)|
Greece plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions in the retail sector and open schools before the end of March and begin to re-open the tourism sector in May ahead of the vital summer season, a government spokeswoman said on Monday. read moreWho were the Women Warriors of Greece?Athens Insider (Mar. 8)
From the legendary Laskarina Bouboulina – Mother of the Greek Revolution – and the exalted “death dancers” of Zalaggo, to the executed heroines of the National Resistance against Nazi Occupation, Sakis Gekas, Associate Professor, Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair of Modern Greek History at the University of York traces the role and changing image of the woman warrior in the canon of modern Greece in Women Warriors and National Heroes. read moreEurope debates vaccine passports as a way to save summer tourismThe Washington Post (Mar. 7)
Ahead of Europe’s summer holiday season, some top destinations such as Greece and Spain are pushing the European Union to introduce digital “vaccine passports” to ease entry for visitors — and their tourism cash. read moreCyprus, Israel, Greece sign deal on electric cable linkAssociated Press (Mar. 8)
Plans to connect Israel, Cyprus and Greece with a 2,000 megawatt undersea electricity cable took a key step forward on Monday, when the three countries signed an agreement to speed up technical work on the project. read more
|Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA All-Star Game MVP after shooting 16-of-16 from fieldUSA Today (Mar. 7)|
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo couldn’t miss in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.
Literally, not figuratively. read moreHow Alex Saratsis, the Agent for Giannis and Bam, Kept It Real Negotiating $423 Million Worth of ExtensionsComplex (Mar. 3)
He’d never put it on his business card and you won’t find it anywhere on his LinkedIn profile. But one of the greatest compliments Alex Saratsis ever received is a big reason why he had an offseason unlike any agent in NBA history. read more20 Minutes With: Cookbook Author and Television Host Diane KochilasBarron’s PENTA (Mar. 8)
Diane Kochilas is on a crusade. The author and television host has long touted the health benefits of Greek cuisine; since the onset of the pandemic, she’s amplified her messages about food, wellness, and longevity. read moreEuropean Parliament to name room after Greek WWII resistance fighterEkathimerini (Mar. 9)
The European Parliament is planning to rename one of its meeting rooms Manolis Glezos after the Greek World War II resistance fighter and former MEP who died last year at the age of 97.read more