Armenpress: Criminal charges pressed against ex-official Arman Sahakyan

Criminal charges pressed against ex-official Arman Sahakyan

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 12:08,

YEREVAN, MAY 30, ARMENPRESS. Former Director of the Department of State Property Management Arman Sahakyan has been charged in a criminal investigation concerning the alienation of a land area, Investigative Committee spokesperson Rima Yeganyan told ARMENPRESS.

Arman Sahakyan is the son of former Speaker of Parliament Galust Sahakyan.

He led the Department of State Property Management from 2011 to 2018.

Yeganyan said the investigation continues.  She said the land area in question is adjacent to a public school in Yerevan.

Reporting by Lilit Demuryan; Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan

Armenpress: Anoush Pogossian of Glendale awarded 2020 US Presidential Scholars in the Arts

Anoush Pogossian of Glendale awarded 2020 US Presidential Scholars in the Arts

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 11:26,

YEREVAN, MAY 30, ARMENPRESS. Armenian-American clarinetist Anoush Pogossian, 17, of Glendale (Verdugo Academy) has been awarded the 2020 US Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

“National YoungArts Foundation congratulates the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, with special acknowledgment to the 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts (full list below) who are YoungArts award winners and were nominated for the honor by YoungArts”, the National YoungArts Foundation said.

The United States Presidential Scholars Program is described as "one of the Nation's highest honors for students" in the United States of America.  

“It is my privilege to congratulate the Presidential Scholars Class of 2020 on their outstanding academic achievement, community service, and leadership,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. “These exemplary young people have excelled inside the classroom and out. And, while they are facing unprecedented challenges as they graduate from high school into a world that looks much different than it did just a few months ago, their determination, resilience, and commitment to excellence will serve them well as they pursue their next steps.”

Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan

Armenia-China visa waiver re-launched

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 13:30,

YEREVAN, MAY 30, ARMENPRESS. The visa waiver between Armenia and China will be re-launched starting June 1, the foreign ministry said.

The waiver was suspended when the coronavirus outbreak first began earlier this year.

The foreign ministry called on Armenian nationals to visit the country only in essential cases.

It said that anyone departing for China must file a health certificate and undergo a 14-day quarantine on their own expense in a designated area.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan explained that Chinese nationals won't immediately be able to travel to Armenia as long as the coronavirus-related travel ban is in force. 

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President Sarkissian congratulates Croatia’s Milanović on Statehood Day

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 12:09,

YEREVAN, MAY 30, ARMENPRESS. President Armen Sarkissian has congratulated President of Croatia Zoran Milanović on the occasion of Statehood Day.

“I am sure that the Armenian-Croatian intergovernmental cooperation will further strengthen and develop for the benefit of our peoples, for which the implementation of the Armenia-European Union Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement will greatly contribute to,” Sarkissian said in a telegram.

The Armenian President wished President Milanović robust health and all the best, and the good people of Croatia peace and wellbeing.

Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan

India, Armenia repatriate citizens amid COVID-19 pandemic

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 15:11,

YEREVAN, MAY 30, ARMENPRESS. 23 Armenian citizens were airlifted from India amid the coronavirus pandemic, the foreign ministry said.

The special flight from New Delhi to Yerevan was organized by the government of India. 130 Indian students flew to India on the same plane, the foreign ministry said.

The evac flight was carried out as a result of cooperation between the Armenian foreign ministry, the embassy of India in Armenia and the Armenian embassy in India.

“The Armenian foreign ministry expresses deep gratitude to colleagues in India for their support,” the foreign ministry said.

Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan

Turkey state-sponsored radical groups target Yazidis in Afrin, alarms Armenian lawmaker

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YEREVAN, MAY 30, ARMENPRESS. Armenian Member of Parliament from the ruling My Step faction Rustam Bakoyan is sounding the alarm about pro-Turkish radical groups targeting the Yazidi community in Afrin, Syria.

“Syrian radical groups, sponsored by the Turkish government, have taken control over the Afrin region, including the Yazidi villages in this area. These groups are committing various atrocities against the Yazidis, they are forcing them to convert, to forcefully migrate – at the same time creating conditions for demographic changes in the region,” Bakoyan, who is of Yazidi ethnicity, said on social media.

The lawmaker said that these radical Islamic groups have recently destroyed Yazidi holy sites, set fire and ruined Yazidi villages and settlements, all of which constitute war crimes.

“These groups are forcing the Yazidis of the region to attend Islamic mosques. Some Yazidi holy sites in Afrin have been turned into mosques. Cruel atrocities are being committed against Yazidi women and children”, he said.

The MP also posted a photo of a Yazidi young woman who was killed by the Turkish-sponsored groups.

Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan

Asbarez: Award-Winning Documentary ‘An Armenian Trilogy’ and its Soundtrack Available on Amazon


 

The poster for the “An Armenian Trilogy” film

Film explores composer’s creative path from jingle writer to the drama of commemorating the Armenian Genocide and honoring his ancestors through music

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.—“An Armenian Trilogy,” a new documentary about Dan Yessian’s  journey from advertising music creator to writing his first classical composition in honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, has been released on Amazon.

In addition, his three-movement classical composition, An Armenian Trilogy –  Live in Yerevan, performed by the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. This concert is also included as bonus footage at the end of the film. Yessian is the founder of Yessian Music Inc., an international music production company responsible for creating original music for TV commercials and programs, movie trailers, video games, theme parks and memorials, including the One World Observatory at the site of the former World Trade Center in New York City.

‘When my Armenian church priest asked me to create a piece of music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, it proved to be a life changing request. I discovered the path my ancestors had taken during this dark time and I began to tell their story through music, then ultimately film,” said Yessian, who is Armenian-American. His film, in surround sound and closed-captioned in English, has been shown at festivals throughout the U.S. and has won numerous awards including Best Score, Audience Choice and Exceptional Merit.

The Armenian Genocide, when 1.5 million Armenian citizens were massacred by the Turkish Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1922, made headlines in December 2019 when the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to recognize the mass killings as genocide and then again mid-February, 2020, when the Syrian Parliament also recognized the massacres as genocide.

“An Armenian Trilogy” soundtrack album cover

Yessian initially wrote a An Armenian Trilogy as a duet arrangement for violin and piano creating three movements:  The Freedom, The Fear and The Faith, which debuted in Michigan in 2015. Yessian then took on the immense task of orchestrating his composition for 91 pieces, which was performed at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall by the world-renowned Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra in Armenia in 2017.

The documentary film, An Armenian Trilogy follows Yessian through his childhood as a budding clarinet player, the early years of his company which was started in a 200-square-foot bait shop in metro Detroit, through to the success of the international company he heads with offices in Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City and Hamburg, Germany. The film centers on Yessian’s visit to his ancestral homeland of Armenia, where he and his family explore their rich heritage and the composer hears, for the first time, his composition performed by a full orchestra.

Yessian spent the bulk of his career creating music for advertisements for international brands, including many listed on the Fortune 500.  He was inducted into the 2018 Adcraft Hall of Fame in Detroit and was recognized for Lifetime Achievement at the Detroit Music awards in 2016. Nowadays, he can be found working alongside his sons Brian and Michael, on campaigns for companies such as United Airlines, Ford Motor Company, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Nintendo, Disney, Walmart, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz. Yessian Music has also provided music for many television shows including NBC’s “Sunday Night Football”, “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent”, ESPN’s “College Football” and all “Major League Baseball”,  A & E’s “Veteran’s Day with A & E” and “Live PD”, PBS’s “Sesame Street” and other themes and promos on channels including NBC, Disney Channel, HGTV, Lifetime, PBS and CBC.  This year Yessian was responsible for preparing a 360* audio experience for Aerosmith’s Las Vegas residency. Organizations across the globe turn to the company for unique music and sound design.

Asbarez: Award-Winning Documentary ‘An Armenian Trilogy’ and its Soundtrack Available on Amazon


 

The poster for the “An Armenian Trilogy” film

Film explores composer’s creative path from jingle writer to the drama of commemorating the Armenian Genocide and honoring his ancestors through music

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.—“An Armenian Trilogy,” a new documentary about Dan Yessian’s  journey from advertising music creator to writing his first classical composition in honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, has been released on Amazon.

In addition, his three-movement classical composition, An Armenian Trilogy –  Live in Yerevan, performed by the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. This concert is also included as bonus footage at the end of the film. Yessian is the founder of Yessian Music Inc., an international music production company responsible for creating original music for TV commercials and programs, movie trailers, video games, theme parks and memorials, including the One World Observatory at the site of the former World Trade Center in New York City.

‘When my Armenian church priest asked me to create a piece of music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, it proved to be a life changing request. I discovered the path my ancestors had taken during this dark time and I began to tell their story through music, then ultimately film,” said Yessian, who is Armenian-American. His film, in surround sound and closed-captioned in English, has been shown at festivals throughout the U.S. and has won numerous awards including Best Score, Audience Choice and Exceptional Merit.

The Armenian Genocide, when 1.5 million Armenian citizens were massacred by the Turkish Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1922, made headlines in December 2019 when the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to recognize the mass killings as genocide and then again mid-February, 2020, when the Syrian Parliament also recognized the massacres as genocide.

“An Armenian Trilogy” soundtrack album cover

Yessian initially wrote a An Armenian Trilogy as a duet arrangement for violin and piano creating three movements:  The Freedom, The Fear and The Faith, which debuted in Michigan in 2015. Yessian then took on the immense task of orchestrating his composition for 91 pieces, which was performed at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall by the world-renowned Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra in Armenia in 2017.

The documentary film, An Armenian Trilogy follows Yessian through his childhood as a budding clarinet player, the early years of his company which was started in a 200-square-foot bait shop in metro Detroit, through to the success of the international company he heads with offices in Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City and Hamburg, Germany. The film centers on Yessian’s visit to his ancestral homeland of Armenia, where he and his family explore their rich heritage and the composer hears, for the first time, his composition performed by a full orchestra.

Yessian spent the bulk of his career creating music for advertisements for international brands, including many listed on the Fortune 500.  He was inducted into the 2018 Adcraft Hall of Fame in Detroit and was recognized for Lifetime Achievement at the Detroit Music awards in 2016. Nowadays, he can be found working alongside his sons Brian and Michael, on campaigns for companies such as United Airlines, Ford Motor Company, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Nintendo, Disney, Walmart, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz. Yessian Music has also provided music for many television shows including NBC’s “Sunday Night Football”, “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent”, ESPN’s “College Football” and all “Major League Baseball”,  A & E’s “Veteran’s Day with A & E” and “Live PD”, PBS’s “Sesame Street” and other themes and promos on channels including NBC, Disney Channel, HGTV, Lifetime, PBS and CBC.  This year Yessian was responsible for preparing a 360* audio experience for Aerosmith’s Las Vegas residency. Organizations across the globe turn to the company for unique music and sound design.

Sports: UFC on ESPN 9: American-Armenian Katlyn Chookagian’s victory in Las Vegas

 
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UFC on ESPN 9: American-Armenian Katlyn Chookagian's victory in Las Vegas (PHOTOS)
 
 
So me and @blondefighter we’re like “if I do the @Its_Jawsh dance from @tiktok_us it’s gonna go viral right?” #tiktok #foryoupage
 
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American-Armenian Katlyn Chookagian won the UFC on ESPN 9 mixed martial arts tournament in Las Vegas.
 
The 31-year-old athlete fought with the representative of Kyrgyzstan, 35-year-old Antonina Shevchenko.
 
Chookagian had 14 victories in mixed fights and suffered three defeats.