Monthly Archives: February 2011

Longtime Benefactor Peter Gabrielian Entrusts $500,000 Endowment to AGBU

NEW YORK — Peter Gabrielian passed away in July 2009 but when he established an endowment in 1996, always proud of his donations to the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), he probably did not know at that time how much … Continue reading

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Turkey Returns Selamet Han to Armenian Foundation

The Foundation Applied for the Return of 19 Other Properties ISTANBUL –The Selamet Han in Istanbul’s Eminonu are, which was among properties confiscated from non-Muslim religious minority, foundations in Turkey in 1974, has been returned to the Surp Pirgic Ermeni … Continue reading

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Congressman Ed Royce is the New Republican Co-Chairman of the Armenian Caucus

WASHINGTON — Outgoing Congressman Caucus on Armenian Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Chairman, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), announced that Congressman Ed Royce of California will assume his former position as Republican Co-Chairman. This bipartisan group of over one hundred and forty … Continue reading

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Andre Agassi to Receive Garden of Dreams Hero Award in March

NEW YORK — Andre Agassi will receive an award for his work with disadvantaged children during a tennis exhibition this month in New York. The eight time Grand Slam champion was selected as the recipient of the Garden of Dreams … Continue reading

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A Chamber or an Advisory Council? Part 2

To introduce changes and amendments to the Armenian Constitution, or any other nation’s constitution, requires a long and arduous process. One important aspect is to foresee the ramifications of the changes…In the case of Armenia, where the intention is to … Continue reading

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Lincy Shuts Down, Transfers $200 Million to UCLA

LOS ANGELES — The Lincy Foundation will transfer all of its assets , currently valued at $200 million to the UCLA Foundation, effectively shutting down the charitable organization founded by Armenian-American businessman Kirk Kerkorian. The announcement was made by UCLA … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Time Has Endorsed Paul Krekorian for City Council

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian is up for re-election. His district is No. 2 from San Fernando Valley to Tujunga and Sherman Oaks and North Hollywood. He has served admirably and his constituents like him. The … Continue reading

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Glendale Teachers Association Endorses Nayiri Nahabedian

GLENDALE — A 1,400 member coalition of teachers endorsed the re-election of Nayiri Nahabedian on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011, for Glendale School Board, citing her vast experience and dedication to education. Nahabedian, who was first elected to the Glendale Board … Continue reading

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Armenian Assembly Calls for Robust Aid to Armenia as the U.S is Reducing Spending

WASHINGTON — on Monday, February 14, the Administration released its budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, which provides an overall reduction in funding for the Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia account (AEECA) from $742 million in FY 2010 to $627 … Continue reading

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Armenia Has One of the Highest Average Indicators

YEREVAN — In 2010 Armenia registered one of the highest indicators of average annual inflation by 8.2% (compared with 2009) among CIS countries, CIS Statistic Committee informs. Consumer prices increased by 7.4%. In December consumer prices increased by 1.8% in … Continue reading

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