■ By Philip Christopher (President & CEO American Network Solutions)
Now let me get this straight: UN and State Department officials are pressing - my country of origin and America's long-time ally - Cyprus, to agree to Turkey's latest attempt to steal Cyprus' large natural gas discovery? Did these officials not hear Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently say that the US, "wants us dead, they like seeing our children die"? Did they not hear ISIL leaders recently say that, "without Turkey, the Islamic State would not be in its current place. Tigris to Jordan, Palestine to Lebanon, Sunni Law will rule."
Are they doing this to Cyprus because of Turkey's tease to allow us to use our base at Incirlik to stop ISIL? Aren't they aware of our American reporter and mother of two, Serena Shim, who just now exposed their transit of ISIL fighters to Syria in "humanitarian aid" trucks, was threatened by Turkey's CIA and days later was mysteriously killed? And, have they forgotten Turkey's never-fulfilled five-year-old monthly State Department tease-commitment to reopen the theological school of the spiritual head of the second largest Christian Church in the world, Orthodox Christianity, President Obama embarrassingly announced in Korea?
Genuine Greek Made American
Riding high on the back of the Greek yogurt craze, there is an incredible opportunity for Mediterranean/Greek cuisine to emerge in the North American market. In fact, many food insiders predict that 2015 will be the Year of the Gyro. Who better to lead this trend than the number one yeero producer in Greece... Megas Yeeros.
Along with their General Manager Nikos Stergiou, Megas Yeeros has brought all that made them internationally known in Europe to their new location in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
"Our authentic Yeeros are a totally different product from the gyros that are currently being sold in the United States," said Stergiou.
Megas Yeeros prides themselves on their clean label approach. "That means no preservatives, no additives, no MSG plus they are gluten-fee," explained Stergiou.
He Really Got To Live The American Dream
Detroit.- Dean (Dino) Becharas believed in his business and his family, and he spent his life blending the two in much the same way he blended coffee beans to make his company's signature roasts.
As the owner of Becharas Brothers Coffee Co. in Highland Park, Becharas used his integrity and the quality of his product to secure numerous regional clients and, at one point, the contract to supply all of the coffee for the U.S. Army.
"My dad always said he had a doctorate from the school of hard knocks and the harder he worked, the luckier he got," said his eldest son, Nick Becharas. "Besides his family, his life was his business."
Dean Becharas, known to his friends as "Dino," died Monday, June 2, 2014, after struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 79.
Under Mr. Becharas' watchful eye, Becharas Brothers thrived for decades. In the past 10 years, he stepped away from the operations, allowing his four children to take over.