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Նոր տարուան առաջին պահերը հայկական մթնոլորտի մէջ Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New year celebrationsԱյս տարի, առաջին անգամ ըլլալով, ազգային վարչութիւնը կազմակերպեց նոր տարուան առաջին պահերը միասնաբար տօնելու եւ հայկական ոգիով դիմաւորելու խրախճանք:

Պէտք է ըսել որ ամանորի խրախճանքը լաւ մթնոլորտի մէջ անցաւ եւ կրցաւ հինգ հարիւրէ աւելի հայեր մէկտեղել Տուպայի հիւրանոցներէն մէկուն մէջ (Festival City Intercontinental Hotel) 31 Դեկտեմբեր 2009ին:

Ներկաները հասկցան թէ կարելի է Տուպայի մէջ ալ 90% հայկական երգացանկի կատարում վայելել՝ հայերէն երգերուն նախապատուութիւն տուող մթնոլորտի մը մէջ: Հանդիսութեան հայկական նկարագիրը զգալի էր, ի տարբերութիւն նոյն վարչութեան կողմէ կազմակերպուած տարեկան պարահանդէսին, որ օտարներու գերակշիռ ներկայութեան պատճառով եւ հեւասպառ դրամահաւաքի հարկադրանքին տակ կորսնցուցած էր իր հայկական դիմագիծը:

Կարդալ լրիւ

 


Sharjah: Lecture by former president of AUA (21 January 2010) Sunday, January 17, 2010

Date and time: 21 January 2010 at 6.00 pm

Location: Pierre Keusseyan hall, Sharjah.

Subject: Cultural and rural development projects of the American University of Armenia

Presented by Dr. Haroutune Armenian, former President of the American University of Armenia (AUA)

Announced by the Cultural Committee of the Armenian Community of the Northern Emirates.

Original announcement (PDF, 1 page, Armenian and English)


Haroutune ArmenianAbout Dr. Haroutune Armenian

Dr. Haroutune Armenian assumed the presidency of the American University of Armenia (AUA) in January 1997, having previously served as Dean of AUA’s College of Health Sciences.

Under his leadership, the University achieved accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, focused its research activities on local and regional issues, developed modern physical facilities encompassing four buildings in Yerevan, recruited its first international students, increased collaboration with local universities, and sponsored several initiatives whose impact extends beyond the University. Two examples are the AUA Digital Library Project, which has developed an electronic version of Classical Armenian literature from the fifth to the end of the twentieth century and the Turpanjian Rural Development Project, which offers entrepreneurship training and helps develop small businesses in rural areas of Armenia.

A native of Beirut, Dr. Armenian is a graduate of the American University of Beirut and of Johns Hopkins University. He was Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB and as well as Director of the MPH Program and Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins.

He is currently Professor-in-Residence at the UCLA School of Public Health and Visiting Professor at the King Saud University in Riyadh. 

Dr. Haroutune K. Armenian announced his retirement at the 20 April 2009 meeting of the AUA's Board of Trustees.

(Based on a press release circulated by AUA in April 2009)


Chritch in the weekend review of the Gulf News Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chritch artworkDubai English daily Gulf News journalist Layla Haroon has signed a special report on Chritch's recent exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

Born in Cairo, Chritch has lived in Egypt, Canada, France and most recently in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

In an interview with Azad-Hye in February 2009, Chritch explained the origin of her name. She said: "The combination of the first syllabus of my first and family names (Christine Tchaderjian) gave birth to my artist name Chritch." Read full interview here.

The exhibition in the Alliance Francaise, Abu Dhabi, was inaugurated on 09 January 2010 and was supposed to end on 16 January. Thanks to the very positive feedback from the public, the exhibition has been extended for one more week until 22nd January.

Read Gulf News report


Նշանակ կայքը կը հրաւիրէ ընթերցողները հայ կնոջ մասին գրելու Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nshanag logo

Սիրելի Ընթերցող,

Մեծի Տանն Կիլիկիոյ Վեհափառ Հայրապետը իր 31 Դեկտեմբեր 2009 Հայրապետական Յատուկ Գիրով 2010 տարին հռչակեց ՀԱՅ ԿՆՈՋ ՏԱՐԻ:

Նորին Սրբութիւնը վեր առած է հայ կնոջ արժանիքներն ու պարտաւորութիւնները, իր խաղացած դերը դարերու ընդմէջէն մինչեւ օրս որպէս մայր, դաստիարակ, հասարակական գործիչ, մտաւորական, ընկերային ծառայող, եւայլն:

Վեհափառ Հայրապետը իր այժմէական գաղափարներով, նոր մարտահրաւէրի առջև կը դնէ մեզ բոլորս, Հայ Այրեր և Հայ Կանայք, մեր մտածելաձևին առաջ բանալով նոր հորիզոն և պարտաւորութեանց՝ նոր գործելադաշտ:

«Նշանակ» պիտի յաջորդաբար հրապարակէ Վեհափառ Հօր Յատուկ Գիրը և տարուան ընթացքին պիտի իր ընթերցողները իրազեկ պահէ կնոջ՝ ընդհանրապէս և հայ կնոջ՝ մասնաւորապէս խաղացած ու խաղալիք պատմական կարևոր դերին:

Կոչ կ՜ուղղենք բոլոր գրիչ շարժող հայորդիներուն յօդուածներով, ուսումնասիրութիւններով, գիտական թէ հոգեբանական վերլուծումներով, բանաստեղծութիւններով, կարճ պատմուածքներով, կամ այլ, իրենց մասնակցութիւնը բերելու ՀԱՅ ԿՆՈՋ ՏԱՐՈՒԱՆ նշումին:

Կայքս պատրաստ է լայն տեղ տրամադրելու բոլոր մասնակիցներուն:

«Նշանակ», 16 Յունուար 2010

Nshanag website: www.nshanag.com


Dubai and Sharjah: Kem Chamber Music Ensemble (15 and 16 January 2010) Friday, January 15, 2010

Kem Chamber Music EnsembleAn evening with Gomidas, the master of Armenian Music

The Cultural Committee of the Armenian Community of the Northern Emirates has the pleasure to invite you to a spectacular musical evening dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the renowned master of ethnic Armenian music – Gomidas, sponsored by Bank of Sharjah.

The event will be performed by the KEM Chamber Music Ensemble directed by flutist Armen Ghukasyan accompanied with four instrumentalists and a soprano soloist, especially invited from Armenia.

1st Performance (in cooperation with Alliance Francaise)
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium – Dubai, next to Wafi City.
Date: Friday 15th January, 2010.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
(See location map in the link below)

2nd Performance
Venue: Keusseyan Community Hall - Sharjah
Date: Saturday 16th January, 2010.
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Entrance is free to both events.

About the Ensemble

Kem Chamber Music Ensemble was created in 1980, by the initiative of celebrated flutist Armen Ghukasyan. Kem has successfully toured Russia, the Baltic States, Turkey
and Germany. The Kem Chamber Music Ensemble is the first performer of numerous ancient music pieces in Armenia.

In April 2004, Vem Recordings released a CD with the Kem Chamber Music Ensemble performing select pieces of West-European and Armenian outstanding composers.

Original announcement (3 pages with map, PDF, Armenian and English)


Abu Dhabi: 'Foreign Faces' exhibition by Chritch (09 January 2010) Friday, January 08, 2010

ChritchYou are cordially invited to the opening of Chritch next exhibition titled "Foreign Faces" in Alliance Francaise Abu Dhabi, on 9th January 2010 at 11.00 am.

The exhibition will continue until 16th January 2010.

Please feel free to extend this invitation to your art loving friends and family members.

Further information at: Alliance Francaise 02-6666232
www.af-abudhabi.net

From Canvas Magazine, January 2010:
The new Chritch (Christine Tchaderjian) collection is a celebration of life and the spiritual essence that resides within each of us. It is about people who meet briefly but leave mutual impressions and become familiar to each
other. A labyrinth of interlocking shapes comes together to harmonise into beautiful images of figures and cityscapes. Harmony is, in fact, a central and large component in her work.

Azad-Hye's interview with Chritch


Azad-Hye on Facebook and Twitter Wednesday, January 06, 2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

List of events in the Armenian Community in 2009 Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The complete list of events for year 2009 is available here.

Below is the list for December 2009:

December 2009's Events

 


Kebab in Sharjah Saturday, January 02, 2010

If you live in a modern city, how can you manage to do Kebab in the traditional way?

Here is a practical way to combine tradition with modern lifestyle and gourmet pursuits.

Photo supplied by Zareh Kalayjian

Alternative title: A city with a kebab view

Kebab in Sharjah Kebab in Sharjah


First newborn in UAE Armenian community this year Saturday, January 02, 2010

Berghoutian family's new year celebration in Dubai

Kevork and Heghnar Berghoutian (2nd and 3rd from left) welcomed the new year with their newborn daughter AREV, who came into this world on 2nd January 2010.

Photo: Berghoutian family's new year celebration in Dubai

The baby in the photo is Caren, daughter of Harout and Nayiri Berghoutian (on the left and right sides of the photo).

Congratulations.

Kevork Berghoutian is the teacher of eight grade in the Ohanesian Armenian School in Sharjah.


Wishing you a Happy New Year and a blessed Holy Nativity and Theophany 2010 Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas


Armenia - UAE consultations in Yerevan Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Deputy Ministers Arman Kiroakosyan and Tarik Al HeidanThe first consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the United Arab Emirates were held in Yerevan on On 24-25 December 2009. 

The Armenian delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Arman Kirakosyan. The UAE delegation was headed by Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Tarek Al Heidan.

The consultations were held in two rounds. The first round was dedicated to political, regional and international issues. The second round covered issues of cooperation in economic, educational and cultural fields. 

The parties appreciated the existing ties and expressed willingness to further develop and deepen those. They exchanged views on issues of the Middle East and attached importance to their solution in the peaceful way.

The joint UAE-Armenia political committee underscored the significance of the visits to Armenia by UAE officials: Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Foreign Minister; Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al-Qasimi, Foreign Trade Minister.

The delegation of the United Arab Emirates had meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia, Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan and Minister of Economy Nerses Yeritsyan.

Photo: Arman Kirakosyan and Tarek Al Heidan

Sources: Emirates News Agency and Public Radio of Armenia
 


Abu Dhabi: National Anti-Human Trafficking Committee meets Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The UAE National Anti-Human Trafficking Committee held its 18th meeting under the chairmanship of HE Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs and Chairman of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Committee.

The meeting reviewed the developments in the country in the area of combating the crime of human trafficking.

The Committee considered a variety of topics on the agenda that included the memoranda of understanding with the Belarus Republic and the Republic of Armenia to combat human trafficking and noted that this will help to promote relations between the UAE and other countries to deal with this crime.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Read in Azad-Hye:

Armenia and UAE sign agreement to combat human trafficking
Madame Anoush will remain 13 years behind bars
ATOP Mission to Armenia
Armenia placed in 'Tier 2 Watch List' for trafficking in persons
Dr. Ani Kalayjian speaks about human trafficking
Pimp sentenced to five years in prison


Sergio Markarian receives an offer to train in UAE Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sergio MarkarianFor more than one month there were speculations that Uruguayan Armenian football coach and international training expert Sergio Markarian was going to take the charge of the Armenian national football team.

Initially Markarian was very positive about the idea, but eventually he rejected it after Armen Minasyan, the Executive Director of the Football Federation of Armenia put a condition, according to which Markarian should train the national team and another local team in the same time. Markarian said combining two posts is against his principles.

Lately, national teams of several South American countries were interested in Markarian's services (Peru, Colombia and Ecuador), but he received an attractive offer from the United Arab Emirates. We do not know yet if he has accepted the offer.


Ամանորի եւ Սուրբ Ծնունդի առիթով մաղթանքներ Սփիւռքի Նախարարութենէն Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Warm wishes from the Ministry

ՄԻՋԻՆ ԱՐԵՒԵԼՔԻ «ԱԶԱՏ-ՀԱՅ» ԿԱՅՔԷՋԻՆ

Հայրենիքի սիրոյ ջերմութեամբ կը շնորհաւորեմ Ձեզ Ամանորի եւ Սուրբ Ծնունդի տօներուն առիթով եւ կը մաղթեմ, որ 2010 թուականը համայն հայութեան համար ըլլայ խաղաղութեան, բարօրութեան, կայունութեան, նոր ձեռքբերումներու եւ նպատակներու իրականացման տարի։

Շնորհակալութիւն յայտնելով 2009 թուականի ընթացքին անկեղծ համագործակցութեան համար, ցանկութիւնս է, որ 2010 թուականին առաւել ի գործ դնենք մեր բոլոր ջանքները` Սփիւռքի ներուժի համախմբման, հայապահպանութեան, ինչպէս նաեւ Հայաստան-Սփիւռք գործակցութեան արդիւնաւէտ զարգացման համար: Թող 2010 թուականը Ձեզի առողջութիւն պարգեւէ, եւ թող նոյնքան նուիրումով ու սիրով շարունակուին Հայաստանի եւ հայ ժողովուրդի բարօրութեանն ուղղուած Ձեր ջանքերը:

Այս տօնական օրերու ուրախ առիթով ուժ եւ կորով կը մաղթեմ Ձեզի՝ Սփիւռքի մէջ Ձեր բեղուն գործունէութիւնը շարունակելու համար։ Աշխատինք եւ պայքարինք յանուն անկախ հայրենիքի հզօրացման, դառնանք հաւաքական ուժ հայրենիք-Սփիւռք գործակցութիւնը առաւել արդիւնաւէտ զարգացնելու համար։

Շնորհաւոր նոր տարի եւ Ս. Ծնունդ։

Յարգանքով`
ՀՐԱՆՈՒՇ ՅԱԿՈԲԵԱՆ

ՀԱՅԱՍՏԱՆԻ ՀԱՆՐԱՊԵՏՈՒԹԵԱՆ ՍՓԻՒՌՔԻ ՆԱԽԱՐԱՐՈՒԹԻՒՆ
22 Դեկտեմբերի 2009 թ.
01/ 900-09


Garbis Kesisoglu in Dubai Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Garbis Kesisoglu (left) and Hrach Kalsahakian (right)

Parev Emirates welcomes Garbis Kesisoglu

Garbis Kesisoglu, who lives between Germany and Florida (USA), has been for many years Media Consultant of Hurriyet Newspaper, one of the leading Turkish newspapers.

A graduate of the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 1960 (Dipl. Ing. Fachhochschulen), he has been involved in the newspaper industry for over 40 years. Kesisoglu is a newspaper project consultant at IFRA, the world's largest association of newspapers, based in Darmstadt, Germany with branches in various regions all over the world.
 
Parev Emirates met Garbis Kesisoglu on his way back to Europe from a business trip to Asia.

We will publish an interview with the guest in due course.

Photo: From right to left, Garbis Kesisoglu and Hrach Kalsahakian (Azad-Hye editor).


Sharjah: Sunday School's New Year and Christmas celebrations Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sunday School children in front of the school building, December 2009

Date: 24 December 2009

Venue: Armenian center in Sharjah

The children of the "Sunday School" celebrated the New Year and Christmas in a unique way. Santa came on a special pick up vehicle. 

Earlier, the children attended the Holy Mass celebration in the church and learnt about the meaning of Jesus Christ's birth.

Original announcement (PDF format, 1 page, Armenian)

Santa entering the Armenian center Children surrounding Santa


Azerbaijani community in UAE sends letter of protest to Euronews Wednesday, December 30, 2009

According to Today.az website, the Azerbaijani community in the UAE has sent a letter of protest to the well-known European news channel Euronews, protesting against a documentary aired on 28 November 2009, with the topic the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh.

The letter reads: "After viewing the video report Winds of change in Nagorno Karabakh, the Azerbaijani community would like to express its protest and disagreement with the false content that was presented by your journalists."

Then it goes explaining the Azeri viewpoint about the Armenians and the history of Karabakh. The letter ends saying: "We demand changes to be made to this video report to correct all the errors made..."

To view the 8 minutes report by Michael Reichmann click as follows:

English version (with details about the report)

Arabic version

 


Armavia promots its 4 weekly flights from Yerevan to Dubai Thursday, December 24, 2009

Armavia Yerevan - Dubai- Yerevan

In Dubai call Armavia at 04-2660122.

Office location: Near Sheraton Deira, Hor Al Anz, Deira, Dubai.  


Abu Dhabi: FIFA Club World Cup (09-19 December 2009) Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Armenian fans in UAE followed the World Club Championship.

FC Barcelona won the final game against Estudiantes De La Plata (2-1).  

Photo: Several fans follow the FC Barcelona - Atlante (3-1) game on 16 December 2009 in Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi.

Armenian fans in the World Club Championship
Armenian fans in the World Club Championship


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