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Subject: Gibrahayer. 3 November 2004 Nicosia
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PAREKORDZAKAN RELEASE DETAILS OF MELKONIAN CLOSURE
Gibrahayer. 3 November 2004: During the week The Melkonian Cyprus Alumni
is organising a fund-raiser to fight the closure of Melkonian, the AGBU
– through its representative in Cyprus Gordon Anderson – announced the
details of the closure of the school in June 2005.
In a two page circular released this week the following was
1.- AGBU has signed an agreement with the American Academy in Nicosia to
accept all students currently enrolled in Melkonian beginning in the
Fall of 2005.
2.- During the 2005-06 and 2006-2007 school years AGBU will provide
boarding facilities on the MEI campus for the students currently living
in the MEI dormitories who enroll in the American Academy free of charge
and who do not have parents residing in Nicosia. Bussing from the MEI to
the AA will also be provided.
3.- Beginning in the Fall of 2006 AGBU will be offering an afternoon
Saturday program that will include Armenian language classes, as well as
history and culture. These classes will be open to all Armenian students
regardless of the school they attend.
On the opposite side of the camp, The Melkonian Cyprus Alumni is
organising a Banquet this coming Sunday, November 7, 2004 at 1 p.m. at
“Christiana” Reception Hall in Alambra. Guest of Honour will be Jack R.
Melkonian, grand-nephew of Garabed Melkonian.
TURKISH CONFERENCE ON MINORITY RIGHTS’ REPORT ENDS IN CHAOS
November 1, 2004 Monday 11:04 AM Eastern Time ANKARA. A
debate over a report criticising breaches of minority rights in aspiring
European Union member Turkey collapsed when members of a
government-sponsored human rights group, which authored the document,
clashed in public.
The incident is the latest in a series of rows within the Human
Rights Advisory Board — a body attached to the office of Prime Minister
Recep Tayyip Erdogan — which highlighted widespread hostility in Turkey
to advanced cultural freedoms for the country’s Kurdish and non-Muslim
Nationalist members of the board, which is comprised of
government officials, academics and civic groups, sabotaged a news
conference called to formally release the report, which makes some
controversial recommendations to the government and excerpts of which
were last week leaked to the media.
Shortly after the head of the board, Ibrahim Kaboglu, began
speaking a nationalist unionist grabbed the papers from his hands and
tore them to pieces, yelling: “This report is a fabrication and should
be torn apart.”
Kaboglu was forced to leave the hall, stating: “We cannot even
hold a news conference. This is the state of freedom of thought in
The EU, which Turkey is seeking to join, has long pressed Ankara
to grant equal cultural freedoms to its sizable Kurdish minority as well
as smaller, non-Muslim communities such as Greeks, Armenians and Jews.
ARF DASHNAKTSOUTIUN ARMENIA CONVENTION, ELECTS BODY
YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) of Armenia
elected its Supreme Body (SB) at its 8th Convention held October 29-31
in Jermuk, Armenia.
The new body includes Armen Rustamian, Mikael Manukian, Levon
Mkrtchian, Hrach Tedevosian, Spartak Seyranian, Hamlet Abrahamian,
Bagrat Sargsian, Ashot Papazian, and Vlad Kochunts. Rustamian will serve
as SB representative.
KEVORKIAN LOSES SUPREME COURT APPEAL
Monday November 1, 2004 3:31 PM WASHINGTON (AP) – Assisted suicide
advocate Jack Kevorkian lost a Supreme Court appeal on Monday in his bid
to win freedom after five years in prison.
Justices, without comment, turned back an appeal in which
Kevorkian claimed he had an ineffective attorney when he was convicted
of second-degree murder in the 1998 poisoning of Thomas Youk. Youk had
Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Kevorkian called it a mercy killing. The death
was videotaped and shown on national television.
The Supreme Court had also turned back an appeal from Kevorkian
two years ago that claimed his prosecution was unconstitutional.
Kevorkian has said he assisted in at least 130 deaths, but has
promised in affidavits that he will not aid in more suicides if he is
released. He could be eligible for parole in 2007.
ARMENIAN CHURCH PASTORATE OF ETHIOPIA
ATTENTION TO ALL OUR READERS!
-`PYUNIG’ Armenian Review from Ethiopia
-Armenian Youth of Ethiopia
We firstly would like to apologies to all our readers who for the past
two months have not heard from us. The past months have been very heavy
on us due to the serious illness of our Pastor Rev. Fr. Myron Sarkissian
(Der Miron) who was hospitalized for more then a month.
Fortunately he is well now and was released from hospital last days. We,
therefore kindly ask you to resend us your mails and opinions.
We will be waiting to hear from you soon,
ARMENIAN YOUTH OF ETHIOPIA
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commentaries, painted with her usual wry and ironic humour, to stimulate
and encourage awareness and interest toward our community’s everyday
NEWS IN BRIEF
Boxer Alexander Abraham from Armenia – currently residing in Germany –
scored his eight successive win in the light middle weight category
against Zoran Didonovic from Yugoslavia.
* David Nalbandian was a finalist at the Swiss Open in Basel. On Sunday
he lost a five setter against Czech Jiri Novak, 7-5, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 3-6,
and collected a “consolation” prize of 80,000 euro and 35 ATP points.
* Cyprus Futsal Champions Ararat drew with Parnasos 1-1 on Friday
October 29. Ararat went ahead by Igor Dassaev in the 11th minute while
Parnasos equalised in the 34th.
* The trade volume between Armenia and Russia dropped 15.5% in the first
nine months of 2004 compared to the corresponding period last year and
reached $186.6m. Armenian exports to Russia decreased 10.3% while
imports lost 17.6 percent in the reported period. The negative trade
balance was $71.5m.
* An Akhaltsikha court in Georgia has issued an arrest warrant for Gigla
Baramidze, the former representative of the Georgian president in the
* Armenian industrial production gained 1.6 percent to $692.8m in
January to September 2004 in comparison to the same period in 2003.
Industrial products totaling $683.8m were sold in the reported period
including $63.3m in the CIS and $185.8m in other countries.
SUPPORT HAY TAD ACTIVITIES IN CYPRUS
To support its political activities, The Armenian National Committee of
Cyprus has organised a raffle, participants of which will have the
opportunity to win Armenian Commemorative Coins depicting themes from
ancient Armenian history.
A block costs £50.00 ($100 for our international readers).
Your support will enable the local chapter of our enthusiastic political
action group to materialise its multidimensional political agenda, in
promoting Hay Tad activities both in Cyprus and in Europe.
You can make your contribution to the following account:
Armenian National Committee of Cyprus – P.O.Box 21171 – Nicosia 1503 –
Hellenic Bank:a/c No.122-01-039699-01, IBAN:CY88 0050 0122 0001 2201
g i b r a h a y c a l e n d a r
*AYMA Food Bazaar on Sunday November 7, 2004. Traditional Armenian food
and home-made delicacies just like our grandparents used to prepare
them! The Food Gates open at 12:00 noon and nothing will be served
before that time.
*Pre-Championship Friendly Football match between AYMA and ESOBGA on
November 6, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at the Grounds of the English School,
Strovolos – Nicosia
*Lecture at The Nareg Armenian School Hall of Larnaca, organised by The
Larnaca Armenian Club on Friday 12 November at 7:00 p.m. “Acupuncture”
by Razmig Azezian (specialised in China) from Beirut – Lebanon
*Lecture at The Armenian Prelature – Nicosia. Organised by A.Y.M.A. on
Saturday 13 November at 7:00 p.m. “Acupuncture” by Razmig Azezian
(specialised in China) from Beirut – Lebanon.
*Jashgerouyt / Khraghjank at AYMA Saturday November 13, 2004, at 8:30
p.m. Sign up with the members of the committee. Limited seats.
*Armenian Relief Society “Sosse” Chapter Fund Raising Tea for the ARS
Armenia Projects on Sunday 28 November, 2004 at The Holiday Inn Hotel at
4:00 p.m. Handicraft, Lebanese cookies and home-made delicacies on sale.
Proceeds to the “Sosse” Kindergarten of Stepanakert – Republic of
*Melkonian Cyprus Alumni Banquet.Sunday, November 7, 2004 – 1pm
“Christiana” Reception Hall, Alambra. Guest of Honour: Jack R.
Melkonian, grand-nephew of Garabed Melkonian. CYP 15.00 adults / CYP
5.00 students and children. Prizes included on entrance ticket and
raffle tickets. Contact names for reservations to be announced.
Directions to “Christiana” and convoys will be arranged. All are
*Annual General Meeting of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) on
Saturday 13 November 2004 at 6:00 p.m. at AYMA.
*AYF Badanegan Miaoutian get-togethers have begun and will continue
every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at AYMA. Contact Vartoog Karageulian on
*AYMA Chicco Football practices have begun and are taking place every
Friday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. for children starting from the age of 7.
Contact Krikor Mahdessian on 99650897.
*AYMA Table Tennis practices have also begun and will continue every
Saturday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m under the expert guidance of ex-Cyprus
Champion Sirvart Costanian. Classes and practice session for all ages.
*AYMA Football team practices are taking place every Tuesday and
Thursday at 9:00 p.m. A.Y.M.A. will be participating in the Second
Division Amateur Football League and will be bidding for the
Championship Title and subsequent promotion to Division One. The
Championship begins on Saturday November 20, 2004.
*A.G.B.U Women’s Auxiliary Body. Armenian Food Bazaar. Sunday 14
November, 2004 starting from 12:00 lunch time at AGBU club premises.
*Marie Louise Kouyoumdjian sings @ Champs every Friday at at 9:30 p.m.
For reservations call 22873888.
*Bible Study Group Organised by The Armenian Prelature of Cyprus. The
Group meets at the Sourp Asdvadzadzin Church on Armenia street, Nicosia.
To receive further details please call Elise at the Prelature office on
22 493560 or email [email protected]
*AYMA Annual Ball at Hilton Park on January 8, 2004 featuring ANDRE.
Reservations a MUST! Book early.
*If you happen to be in London on Friday, 12th November don’t miss this
Back to Hye Skool Party. Time: 8pm-1am.
Venue: The ultra-hip & funky Babushka 41 Tavistock Crescent, Notting
Hill, W11 1AD. Tix:£5 before 10:30pm, £7 after, Age: Strictly 18+ (No
ID? No HYE party) Tube:Westbourne Park (Hammersmith & City) – 1 min walk
Notting Hill Gate (Central, District & Circle) – 5 min ride (#27, 28 &
328 buses on Pembridge Road opposite WHSmith outside station). Music:DJ
Josey Kray & FBI Squad playing old skool tunes, as well as the freshest
tracks, Armenian and more. Xtra: Quality prizes for the best dressed
skool boy and skool girl. New surprises in store for all. Contact: Raffi
07958 137 702, John 07961 166 969 [email protected]
*Armenian Radio Hour on The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation can be heard
via real audio on . Broadcast times 17:00-18:00 local
Cyprus time (14:00-15:00 GMT) News bulletins at 17:15 local time on
Sundays, Tuesdays, Fridays. Armenian Cypriots can also tune in on the
following radio frequencies 91.1 FM (Mount Olympus – for Nicosia
listeners) 94.2 FM (Paralimni/Protaras/Agia Napa) 92.4 FM (Larnaca) 96.5
*The Armenian Prelature announces that the next permit for the Armenian
Cemetery visitation at Ayios Dhometios on the Green line, is scheduled
for Sunday 7 November, 2004.
*Every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. (Cyprus time +2 GMT) on CyBC’s Trito,
Puzant Nadjarian presents the “History of the Blues”. You can also hear
it on Real Audio from the Internet edition of CyBC on A
repeat program can also be heard seven hours later at 2:00 a.m. local
*Listen to Hairenik Association’s online Armenian Radio Station.A
variety of Armenian music online, 24 hours a day, combined with news and
other interesting information about the Armenian community in the US,
Armenia, Artsakh, Javakhk and the Armenian Diaspora.
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