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  4. Dear Hellenism followers, Currently, we have interesting job offers on behalf of companies in Greece. On our website you can also find international openings. www.grecruitment.com. Open vacancies in Greece (01/2019) Chemical Manufacturing Director, Thessaloniki, http://grecruitment.com/jobs/chemical/1838/chemical-manufacturing-director/ Web Developer, Thessaloniki http://grecruitment.com/jobs/it/1855/web-developer-in-house/ Chief Operating Officer (Automotive), Thessaloniki http://grecruitment.com/jobs/automotive/1856/chief-operating-officer/ Internship Recruitment, Thessaloniki http://grecruitment.com/jobs/recruitment-2/1790/german-speaking-allround-talent/
  5. There are lots of Greeks 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation all over the US and Canada. I've found and spoke to Greeks in the strangest of places. In Hawaii for example (there's a sizeable Greek community too in Honolulu), in several remote small towns in the US and Canada, not to mention of course the big cities where you can find Greeks everywhere (NY, Chicago, Toronto, etc.). Years ago I found a Greek (who owned a restaurant of course...) in some tiny town in northern Canada. We're talking about one of those towns where there's only a main street and some stores and houses built around it - no more than 200-300 people altogether. The guy had married a local girl when he moved there in the 60's and stayed there ever since. He has never gone back to Greece since then, in over 50 years! When I walked in his restaurant and saw a painting of the Acropolis in one corner I knew that the owner was Greek for sure. I asked the server who's the owner and she showed me an old guy working away in the kitchen - and I thought to myself, he's Greek for sure. So I stood up, walked towards the kitchen and casually said "kalispera, ti kaneis?" The guy lifted his head, dropped whatever he was holding, and came running out of the kitchen to hug me. Never seen anything like this before. We were just driving by this time so I didn't have much time to spend with him, but boy was he happy to see me. He was literally in tears the whole time I was there and he was telling me his life story. Over 50 years in a small town in northern Canada, we're talking about far far north. No communication or interaction with any other Greeks in 50 years. He told me he used to write and receive letters from his parents back in the 60's but then his parents died and he lost contact with Greece and anything Greek. He had a loving family in that town, wife and 2 kids (didn't meet the kids but I'd assume they'd be in their 50s). I still remember him to this day - he may be dead by now for all I know - I still remember his happiness to hear someone speaking Greek to him after all those years. I've got several stories about Greeks in Canada and the US. Another time I was having dinner in a small town in British Columbia with my wife and my first born son and I was speaking Greek to him. So an old lady - she must have been in her 80s at the time, we're talking about 2003-2004 - who was sitting next to us leans over and says "you're Greek, aren't you? Unfortunately I don't speak Greek anymore but my father was one of the first Greeks to move to Vancouver in the early 1900s. He got married to a Canadian girl but he never forgot his Greek heritage". And then she started singing a lullaby in Greek to my son who was 2 years old at the time. She said that this was one of the few things she still remembered in Greek since the time she was a kid. Our heritage - not only the Greek heritage of course - is a powerful reminder of where we come from, and many people keep these memories of their heritage close to their heart until they die.
  6. evtaksei, sthv Eurwph kai sta guro meroi yparxouv pollous Ellhves, eivai sav va eisai Ellada. Sthv Amerikh dev exei mhvei tipota. Eimaste oloi kolo-Amerikavakia twra. Kai sto Kavada, to idio sxedov. Paei o Ellhvismos.
  7. Ετσι. Οποια πετρα κι αν σηκωσεις θα βρες Ελληνα. Εχω βρει Ελληνες στα πιο παραξενα μερη (ειδικα Ελληνες που εχουν μαγαζια, κυριως εστιατορια).
  8. Δεν ξερω ποσοι ειμαστε αλλα σιγουρα ειμαστε παντου...Δεν υπαρχει μερος που εχω παει και να μην συναντησω πατριωτη...Στη Φλωρεντια ετυχε καποια στιγμη σε ενα καφε να ειμαστε 4 παρεες και οι 4 απο Ελλαδα.Στη Βουδαπεστη Μαρτη μετα τις 9μιση το βραδυ κυκλοφορουσαν μονο Ελληνες,μεχρι και στο Αμπου Νταμπι ειδα πολλους Ελληνες...Το πιο αστειο βεβαια ηταν οταν ειχαμε παει στο Παρισι και κοβαμε βολτες μεσα στο Λουβρο.Ολοι συνεπαρμενοι με τα εκθεματα και ξαφνικα ακουμε "ΣΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΚΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗΗ μην τρεχεις παιδι μουουουουουυο και ενοχλεις τους ανθρωπους" κλασσικη ελληνιδα μανα...Το τι γελια καναμε δεν λεγετε.
  9. Beecoin

    connection between Heracles and honeybees

    Hi, Many many thanks for your information, yes this helps me very much. Thank you for your help. If I can help you whit something, always welcome. Have a nice end of year and best wisches for 2019, Piet
  10. admin

    connection between Heracles and honeybees

    This mythological story below may help answer your question:
  11. admin

    Hello :)

    Γεια σου Περικλη
  12. Dear Forum, Maybe somebody can help me. I collect ancient Greek coins. On some of these coins I see on one side Heracles and on the other side a club, bow with arrow and a bee (see picture). The club and the bow with arrow, is not so difficult to understand why these attributes are on the backside of the coin. But why is there a bee on these coins?? What is the relationship between Heracles and the bee? I read in a book where a picture of Heracles with a swarm of bees around his head, that the bees give Heracles higher spiritual reasons. But this was a description of a medieval picture. Is this possible that the ancient Greeks (about 200 BC) made already this connection? Or is there another explanation why the bee is present on these coins? Many thanks for your help, Piet
  13. Περικλής

    Hello :)

    Hello beautiful people
  14. μακαρονια = pasta (not spaghetti). Nice try though Greeks (as usual) seem to think that the word "melomakarono" has an ancient root (μακαρωνία/μακαρία which apparently was some kind of bread given to people after someone's funeral). In any case, this doesn't seem like a probable root for the word μελομακαρονα to me. It's much more likely that the melomakarona evolved from the "macarons" (French desserts - macaroons in English). It's possible that at some point in time someone in Greece (or Asia Minor, as it's possible that the melomakarona came to mainland Greece with the Greeks from Asia Minor) took those "macarons" and soaked them in honey, hence "melo-makarona".
  15. Honeyspaghetti - melomakarona. Now with Christmas approaching. Good pick up line too - Will you make me some honeyspagheti like you.. honey?
  16. Dino

    Greeks in Albania

    A few comments: This is from June 1994, Albania at the time was just escaping communism, and Albanians were leaving the country in mass. The region was full of challenges. The Greek Reporter that I do follow, has good stuff, and lots of nationalistic material, they love to inflame the flames, to get traffic to their site. I share their quality stuff on our FB page once in a while, but get disappointed when they post crap. Albania like many of the Balkan countries has not treated their minorities in the best way, they are insecure as a nation, but if they want to join the EU, they need to mature.
  17. 45 ΣΤΡΟΦΕΣ Νο 20  ΣΥΛΛΟΓΗ ????????

  18. admin

    Greeks in Albania

    Greeks have lived in what is today Albania for centuries. This is not something new. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeks_in_Albania
  19. came across this interesting article. What do you make of this? Legitimate problem, or just much ado about nothing? How did ethnic Greeks end up in Albania anyhow? https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/30/declassified-cia-report-on-albanias-greek-minority-reveals-potential-for-trouble/?fbclid=IwAR1M_4L2sl7ITQPiSackaodVDRp69TLVjItIhh5yRLKu8V84keXZ_xrtMtU A declassified CIA report warns of the potential for instability in the Balkans that may be caused by the mistreatment of the Greek minority in Albania. The report stresses that this instability may be detrimental to U.S. interests. The June 1994 report was drafted during a period of heightened tensions between the two countries following a violent border attack in April of that year. Two Albanian military officers were killed by a little-known Greek ultra-nationalist organization, the Northern Epirus Liberation Front (MAVI). The report highlights the anxiety of the U.S. to support post-communist Albania, which was seen as the closest ally in the Balkans. Although the current crisis following the killing of Konstantinos Katsifas is different, the document sheds light upon American thinking on the Greek-Albanian dispute. in 1994, Greece was stepping up claims of Albanian repression of its ethnic Greek minority, while Tirana expressed fears that Athens had designs on the Greek minority region in southern Albania. Click here for the CIA declassified document. The CIA report states that a crisis over the minority issue that resulted in Greek reprisals “could destabilize Tirana’s pro-US government to the advantage of the former Communists and have regional repercussions.” “Continued tension with Greece would have a negative domestic impact in Albania,” it warns policy-makers in Washington keen to maintain and strengthen the strategic relationship with the former Communist country. It adds that Albania’s ethnic Greek population “could become the focal point of a serious—and destabilizing—crisis between the two countries.” Although the CIA analysts found no evidence that Albania is pursuing a policy of systematic intimidation of its Greek minority or attempting to drive the ethnic Greeks out, they stressed that “some ethnic Greek complaints against Tirana are legitimate.” The report acknowledges that ethnic Greeks may be harassed by Albanian authorities, and focuses on issues relating to education and under-representation in the police and military. Ethnic Greeks were being denied government-funded Greek-language education outside the “minority zones” in the south where the majority of ethnic Greeks reside, according to the report. There was only a “token ethnic Greek presence in the police and military,” and virtually no Greeks are in positions of authority, it added. Ethnic Greeks also complained about the Albanian government’s refusal to return large tracts of land previously owned by the Orthodox Church. Should tensions persist and ethnic Greeks in Albania become targets of forced “ethnic cleansing,” Athens would come under intense public pressure to take more extreme action, including military action,” the report warned. On the other hand, states the report, Tirana’s anxieties over perceived Greek irredentism could tempt Albanian authorities to restrict ethnic Greek political activities, which would probably prompt reprisals by Athens.. The report also warns Greece that in the long term, mutual hostility will undermine its ambitions to assume a political and economic leadership role in the region. “Greek intransigence in the Balkans will further distance the Greeks from their European and US partners.” The CIA report stated that although no reliable statistics were available, ethnic Greeks were Albania’s largest minority and probably comprise some 3 to 5 percent of the population, or about 100,000-150,000 people. As much as half of the community was employed in Greece. The size of Albania’s Greek minority remains a matter of contention between Tirana and Athens. Albanian authorities claim there are approximately 60,000-80,000 ethnic Greeks in Albania, while Athens says there are between 300,000 and 500,000.
  20. nice. Also, Basile is performing in Australia soon. For our Australian members.
  21. palikari

    Hello :)

    yes, I remember now.
  22. Jen

    Hello :)

    who said blondes have more fun?
  23. Jen

    Eyoismos let us know if you are OK

    Eyoismos, please respond, we would all love to hear that your ok
  24. Dino

    Eyoismos let us know if you are OK

    I know Eyo was old, not sure how old, hope all is OK!
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