EU COURT ORDERS TURKEY TO PAY 100,000 EUROS FOR FAILING TO PROTECT HRANT DINK
STRASBOURG, France - September 14 - The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Turkish authorities “failed in their duty to protect the life and freedom of expression of the journalist Hrant Dink."
DASHNAKTSOUTIUN & RAMGAVAR PARTIES
WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.) - On Sept. 16, the ARF Dashnaktsoutiun Eastern U.S. Central Committee and the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party Eastern District USA issued a joint statement calling the Sept. 19 “reopening” of the Holy Cross Church in Akhtamar “an occasion not for celebration, but for consternation” and welcoming the decisions of Armenian groups to boycott this “travesty.”
A.R.F. DASHNAKTSOUTIUN DELEGATION
|Gibrahayer e-magazine - Nicosia - September 6 (combined sources)|
A delegation of ARF Dashnaktsoutiun Bureau in South America led by Mario Nalbandian met with Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman. Argentina’s former Minister of Justice Leon Carlos Arslanian also attended the meeting.
Welcoming the opening of Argentina’s Embassy in Armenia, members of ARF Dashnaktsoutiun Bureau expressed gratitude for assistance to Armenia and Armenian nation.
ARF Dashnaktsoutiun press service reported that during the meeting intensifications of Armenian-Argentine diplomatic relations was discussed, with Armenian side voicing concern over the current situation in Caucasus. Mr. Timerman, in turn, emphasised the important role of Armenian community in social and political life of the country.
MELKONIANTIS MEET ON BOARD ARMENIAN RELIEF SOCIETY'S SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA CRUISE
|Garo Kassabian, Northridge, California - An impromptu get-together by Melkoniantsis took place on board the "Celebrity Constellation" 12 night Scandinavia & Russia Cruise organised by A.R.S. Central Board on the occasion of A.R.S.'s 100th Anniversary, Aug.22 - Sept. 3, 2010.|
Over 360 Armenians from around the world participated in this second European Cruise by The Armenian Relief Society (HOM). Seven Melkoniantsis from six different countries converged by chance on this beautiful cruise ship at this remote corner of the world and spent time together, reminiscing the good old days at the Melkonian, and of course inevitably discussing AGBU's deplorable decision regarding the tragic fate of the School.
In this photograph seated, L to R: Aznive Kassabian, L.A.; Aida (Boyajian) Karoglanian ('52), London; Maral (Tsolakian) Adourian ('82), Nicosia; and Nazaret Adourian ('79), Nicosia. Standing, L to R: Garo Kassabian ('54), L.A.; Hagop Maxian ('60), Hong Kong; George Tavoukjian ('56), Australia; Julie Maxian, (Hong Kong); Garbis Armen (Yurejian), ('58), Vancouver; and Alice Armen, Vancouver.
|Kohar concert video promo here www.youtube.com/watch?v=83NAlZEP9Hw|
|Alexander-Michael Hadjilyra on the Radio and Internet waves this week|
IMAGES FROM THE AYF CYPRUS ANNUAL CAMP
117 Images from AYF Christapor Mikaelyan Camp in Troodos - Cyprus
A.Y.A. HONOUR ARMENIAN MP
|A former football player of AYA - now the Armenian MP in the Cyprus Parliament - Vartkes Mahdessian was honoured in London at a dinner in that was held in a restaurant in Chiswick - where the majority of Armenians in London live.|
Former team-mates, committee members and friends of the AYA attended the event
|The link of the week: The Kalfayan Gallery|
|News in Brief - by Sevag Devletian|
GIBRAHAYER EMAGAZINE TO PARTICIPATE IN PAN-ARMENIAN
|Letters to the Editor|
|"And, yes! Turkish prominent intellectuals are now waking up, just like from a nightmare, and openly questioning the wisdom of their present nationalist leaders' covering up the truth, and have started asking publicly without fear nor uncertain terms, as to why their leaders are terrorised to discuss the Armenian Genocide.|
I am very hopeful that Turkey's stand of denial of the Armenian Genocide will change sooner than we think. For to survive as a modern and civilised nation they have no other choice but to explain to their people and their new generation, that Turkish history did not start as of 1920, and most importantly, that their Republic was founded on a dark past."
Best Regards, Nazareth Davidian
|Sports News by Sevag Devletian|
|τι εστί Κυπρέος !|
Cypriot Cadets - among whom our own Vahakn Mouradian - just completed their very difficult and challenging basic training at KEN Limassol and left for Military Schools in Greece on the 3rd of September where they will show the καλαμαράες "τι εστί Κυπρέος!"
The Armenian Cultural and Educational Society
of Cyprus Hamazkayin Committee congratulates
Vahakn Mouradian for his achievement in the
National Guard. Hamazkayin will miss Vahakn as a
leading dancer of Sipan Dance Ensemble and wishes
him greater success and a very bright future.
IN CYPRUS ... IN NOVEMBER
Ara Gevorgian and his orchestra in association
Saturday 20th November 2010 at 7.00 pm
BOOK LAUNCH - FAMILY OF SHADOWS
New York - Publishing house HarperCollins has announced the September 21-Independence Day release of Garin K. Hovannisian’s highly anticipated debut memoir, Family of Shadows: A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream. “One of modern history’s great unexamined stories,” declares David Ignatius of the Washington Post. “Family of Shadows will move you with the intensity and intimacy of its detail.”
|Announcement from KALAYDJIAN FOUNDATION|
As part of its “Support for Education” programme, whereby the Kalaydjian Foundation provides an annual grant of €400 to Cypriot students who are graduates of NAREG elementary schools and are currently enrolled or will be enrolled in private secondary schools in Cyprus, the Foundation announces that all interested parties should submit their applications for the academic year 2010-11 to the Foundation’s offices in Nicosia or Larnaca by the 30th of September 2010.
CYPRIOT MINORITY MP's IN COLLABORATION
"The Contribution, Rights & Protection of the Minorities in Cyprus Society"
The Representatives of the Armenian, Maronite and Latin Religious Groups in the House of Representatives, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and Public Order and the office of the Ombudsman are organising under the framework of the European Programme “PROGRESS” VP/2009/04 a Conference with title “The Contribution, Rights and Protection of the Minorities in the Cyprus Society” on Monday 11th October 2010 at the Cleopatra Hotel Nicosia, commencing from 9.00 a.m.
APPEAL FROM THE UNION OF ARMENIAN ARTISTS
Our “Union of World’s Armenian Artists” functions already for one year, and during that period we have managed to organise a number of exhibitions and other events related to spreading and elucidation of the Armenian art.
Our Union has about 200 members, only 5 of which are from Diaspora. Now we strongly need registration including the Diaspora Armenian artists as we wish more artists to participate in our exhibitions.
That’s why we appeal to you asking to publish the given announcement in your page of announcements in order to inform as more Armenian artists living in abroad as possible. Thus you will have a serious contribution in this sacred work. If there is no possibility of publication of the given announcement please let us know. Also please let us know if you will insert the announcement.
Also we ask you to send us the addresses of those editorial offices which you have.
Below is the text of announcement:
Hereby we inform you that it is already one year that the “Union of World’s Armenian Artists” is created and registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.
Each Armenian artist can become a member of the Union by means of visiting the websites: www dot ararat dot am and www dot ararat dot org since September 1, 2010.
In order to be acquainted with the terms of membership please contact the addresses: lazar_mirzoyan at mail dot ru
Our phone numbers are: 00374 23152326, 00374 91337497
Presidium of the Union of World’s Armenian Artists
JIHAD OVER THE KORAN
Armenian Archbishop condemns insults to The Koran
|September 9, IRNA – An Armenian archbishop in Tehran on Thursday condemned any insult to the holy Koran by anyone.|
In his letter to IRNA, Sebouh Sarkissian expressed his deep hatred towards the plan by Terry Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Centre, who defended his church’s decision to burn copies of Koran on September 11.
He reiterated that such a church cannot represent the Jesus Christ or Christianity. Sarkissian stressed that such moves are aimed at creating tension among various religions.
|Armenian Premier League - Week 21 Results|
FC Gandzasar 0 - FC Pyunik 3
FC Kilikia 1 - FC Banants 2
FC Shirak 0 - FC Ulysses 1
FC Mika 2 - FC Impuls 0
|Standings: 1st - FC Banants 48 points, 2nd - FC Pyunik 43 points, 3rd - FC Ulysses 42 points, 4th FC Mika 34 points, 5th FC Impuls 23 points, 6th FC Gandzasar 19 points, 7th FC Kilikia 15 points, 8th FC Shirak 4 points|
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