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ATP and Paros Launch Strategic Partnership in Rind Village
NEW YORK–An enthusiastic crowd of Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and Paros Foundation supporters gathered at the popular Almayass Restaurant in New York City in November to kick off a strategic partnership. The two organizations are teaming up to improve the primary school in Rind, a village in Armenia’s southern wine region of Vayots Dzor. “The central element of this new partnership is capitalizing on the strengths of the two organizations,” explains ATP Executive Director...
2018-02-14 13:16:40
8 Educators to be Honored with Armenian Genocide Education Award
LOS ANGELES — The Armenian National Committee-Western Region Education Committee announced that it will be recognizing eight educators, from various California public school districts, and presenting them with the Armenian Genocide Education Award. These extraordinary educators will be recognized on February 24, 2017, 11am at the Second ANCA-WR Armenian Genocide Education Luncheon, being held at De Luxe Banquet Hall in Burbank, CA. “On behalf of the ANCA-WR Education Committee I th...
2018-02-14 13:15:54
Russia emergency ministry: Passenger plane crash site search and rescue over
A representative of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has informed that the search and rescue operations at the passenger plane crash site near Moscow have ended, reported RIA Novosti news agency of Russia. In the representative’s words, however, investigators continue to work at the scene. In addition, Alexander Bastrykin, Director of the Russian Investigative Committee, has informed that a complete investigation at the crash site will take several days. A Saratov Airlines A...
2018-02-12 11:02:24
Team Armenia Marches in PyeongChang Olympics
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Team Armenia took part in the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, which kicked off in the mountainous city in South Korea on Friday. The nations represented at the Olympics marched in the Korea alphabetical order, placing Armenia in the 42nd spot. Skier Mikayel Mikayelyan carried the Armenian flag ushering in team Armenia to the stadium. Gagik Bolshikyan, the head of Armenia’s delegation to the Pyeongchang 2018, skiers Katya Galstyan and A...
2018-02-10 14:52:59
Greek and Armenian Americans Press U.S. Senators to Block F-35 Sale to Turkey
Joint Campaign Warns against Dangers of Arming Anti-American Erdogan Regime WASHINGTON–The Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) have launched a national advocacy campaign encouraging U.S. Senators to block a planned sale of U.S. F-35 stealth fighters to Turkey’s increasingly erratic and anti-American Erdogan regime. This joint Hellenic-Armenian American initiative – the most recent in a series of ANCA-HALC advocacy ...
2018-02-10 14:52:15
‘We Are Gyumri’ Campaign Raises Over $50,000 for Scholarship Fund and Vital Prog...
GLENDALE—The Armenian Cultural Foundation’s “We Are Gyumri” Campaign hosted a wine tasting event on February 1 at Phoenicia Restaurant to provide updates to the community about the work of the campaign. More than 130 supporters were in attendance. The event, combined with donations in memory of longtime volunteer and benefactor Mina Shirvanian, raised more than $50,000 for the campaign’s scholarship fund and future projects. The scholarship, which provides financia...
2018-02-10 14:51:43
FIFA World Cup Trophy is Presented to President in Yerevan
YEREVAN—Soccer fans in Armenia had the unique opportunity to see and welcome the touring FIFA World Cup Trophy, which arrived in Armenia on Tuesday as part of its world tour. FIFA has been organizing the international tour of the World Cup Trophy with its corporate partner, Coca Cola, every four years since 2006. Armenia is among the 50 countries that the trophy will tour in, among them 23 countries that have not seen if before. Since only World Cup winners and heads of states have the r...
2018-02-09 14:27:58
Pilavjian Preschool Faculty Participates in Early Childhood STEM Conference
NORTH HILLS, Calif.—The faculty and staff of the Holy Martyrs ARS Ashkhen Pilavjian Preschool participated in a two-day Early Childhood STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) conference at the Anaheim Convention Center on February 2 and 3. The theme of this year’s conference was “Imagine, Question, Innovate.” The training consisted of touring four museums: the Children’s Museum at La Habra, Pretend City Children’s Museum, Discovery Cube Orange County, ...
2018-02-09 14:27:08
Karekin II Issues Encyclical on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Independence
ETCHMIADZIN, Armenia—His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, on Thursday, following a celebration of St. Vartanants, issued an encyclical on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Armenian Independence and the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia. In the encyclical, the pontiff said, “the 100th anniversary [of independence] is an invitation to remain dedicated to our national awakening, to keep our homeland strong and to be consolidated in the homeland.&rdq...
2018-02-09 14:25:47
AYF to host Western Armenia Film Screening and Discussion
GLENDALE—On Sunday, February 1, the United Human Rights Council of the Armenian Youth Federation – Western United States will host a screening of “Vanishing Traces of Historic Armenia,” Ani Hovannisian-Kevorkian’s documentary about Western Armenia and a panel discussion. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Occidental College Choi Auditorium, located in Eagle Rock, California. “I want everyone, especially youth and students of all ages still expanding their ...
2018-02-09 14:25:07
Istanbul Governor Rejects Patriarchate Locum-Tenens in Favor of Ateshian
ISTANBUL—The Istanbul Governor, after months of delays, finally announced its official rejection of Archbishop Karekin Bekdjian, who was elected the Patriarchal Locum Tenens during a March 2017 religious council meeting, further exacerbating the process of electing a patriarch, which has been marred by interference by Archbishop Aram Ateshian, who refused to step down as the Vicar-General following the Locum Tenens elections. The letter from the Istanbul Governor’s office also asser...
2018-02-07 13:13:54
Western Armenian Language Get Its Own ISO Code
LISBON—The Armenian Communities department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation enthusiastically welcomed a decision of SIL International to issue Western Armenian its own ISO code: HYW. This decision has a direct bearing on the revitalization of Western Armenian. It allows this branch of the language to be uniquely identified in information systems and databases, enabling software engineers to develop electronic tools specific to Western Armenian. For example, the creation of Wikipedia...
2018-02-07 13:13:19
Top Swiss Lawmaker Defends Artsakh’s Right to Self-Determination
YEREVAN—The leader of the Swiss parliament, Dominique de Buman, who is visiting Armenia, on Tuesday said that the people of Artsakh have the right to choose their own destiny “like all other peoples of the world.” Speaking at a press conference with his Armenian counterpart Ara Babloyan, the speaker of Armenia’s National Assembly, de Buman also pointed out that Armenia declared independence at a time of a major ethnic conflict when issues of territorial integrity and peo...
2018-02-07 13:12:39
Artsakh Ombudsman Appoints Beglaryan and DerGrigorian to New Posts
SHUSHI, Artsakh (Armenian Weekly)— Artsakh Ombudsman (Human Rights Defender) Ruben Melikyan has appointed Artak Beglaryan as the Head of Department and Babken DerGrigorian as an Adviser. “It is a great honor and pleasure,” Beglaryan said, “since I get to serve the people of Artsakh and defend their rights.” Beglaryan, who is a specialist in politics and public administration, previously worked as the Assistant then as the Press Secretary to the Artsakh Prime. Most ...
2018-02-06 13:06:45
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