Armenian National Committee of America-Pasadena Chapter Recaps Hosts Annual Holiday Reception

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Local and state elected officials, community leaders, members, and supporters at the event. Image courtesy ANCA-Pasadena Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes As an annual tradition, the Pasadena Chapter’s annual report was delivered by its 2018-2019 former Pasadena Recreation and Parks Commissioner and current ANCA – Pasadena Chapter Chairperson, Donig Donabedian.Donabedian itemized the accomplishments of the Board mentioning the newly formed partnership between the ANCA – Pasadena Chapter and the County of Los Angeles with the establishment of the “Vote Center Placement Project”, fundraising for the 210 Freeway “Armenian Genocide Memorial” freeway signs, being part of and contributing to the Pasadena Police Chief Recruitment Panel and strengthening relationships with local and state government officials.The event was highlighted with a special presentation in honor of retiring Pasadena Police Sergeant Gregory Afsharian’s thirty years of service in law enforcement and for the honorable representation of the Armenian-American community. Sergeant Afsharian was presented with a certificate of appreciation with the participation of Mayor Terry Tornek, City Manager Steve Mermell, and City Treasurer Vic Erganian.ANCA-Pasadena officials expressed sincere gratitude to Color Dots Printing, Sipan Bakery, Vrej Pastry, Remedy Liquor, Patille Dance Studio, and Marshall Fundamental High School Jazz Band for their contributions, sponsorship, and ongoing support. The ANCA – Pasadena Chapter Board of Directors extends its gratitude to event coordinators Shoghig Yepremian and Rita Abajian and David George Gevorkyan for his tireless service to the ANCA – Pasadena Chapter and the Pasadena community.Guests included U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff’s District Representative Mary Hovagimian; California State Senator Anthony Portantino; California State Senator Anthony Portantino’s District Representative Arda Tchakian; California State Assembly Member Chris Holden’s Director of Communications Garo Manjikian; Assistant Field Representative to 5th district Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger Christian Daly; City of Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek; District 2 Councilmember Margaret McAustin; District 4 Councilmember Gene Masuda; City of Sierra Madre Councilmember John Harabedian; La Crescenta Town Council President Harry Leon; Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education Member Dr. Roy Boulghourjian; Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell; Pasadena City Treasurer Vic Erganian; Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) District Director David Gevorkyan; Pasadena Police Sergeant Greg Afsharian (Ret.); Pasadena City Fire Chief Bertral T. Washington; Pasadena City Senior Executive Assistant to the Fire Chief Mariam Movsesian; Pasadena City Human Relations Commissioner Dr. Emma Oshagan; Pasadena City Human Relations Commissioner Nat Nehdar; Marshall Fundamental High School Principal Dr. Mark Anderson; Pasadena NAACP Chairperson Alan Edson; Pasadena NAACP Secretary Juanita Tillman; ANCA-Western Region Board Member Raffi Kassabian; ANCA-Western Region Communications Director Dickran Khodanian; Pasadena Armenian Cultural Foundation Chairperson Arman Baghdoyan; Saint Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church Reverend Fr. Boghos Baltayan; Levon & Hasmig Tavlian Preschool Director Garine Joukadarian; Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial (PAGMC) Chairperson Shoghig Yepremian; Pasadena City College (P.C.C.) Board of Trustees Vice President James A. Osterling; P.C.C. Professors Kevork Halladjian and Hrayr Andreasyan; Glendale Community College (G.C.C) Professor Sona Donoyan Arabian; Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Student and Family Services Coordinator Eric Alvarez; PUSD Families In Transition Senior Community Advocate Socorro Naranjo-Rocha;  and PUSD Families in Transition Community Advocate, Martha Jimenez. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment California State Senator Anthony Portantino and Pasadena City Mayor Terry Tornek delivered remarks about the partnership of the ANCA – Pasadena Chapter and ongoing efforts to work with the ANCA and the Armenian-American community of Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley.Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation District Manager and former Los Angeles County Special Assistant, Assessor David Gevorkyan, served as the event’s Master of Ceremonies. As a former ANCA – Pasadena Chapter treasurer and board member, David Gevorkyan reminded guests of the challenging work carried out by ANCA’s local chapters and encouraged attendees to continue supporting the service of ANCA’s volunteers and activists. 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Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  On January 10, 2019, the Pasadena Chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America held its annual holiday reception at the Pasadena Hovhannes and Hripsime Jivalagian Youth Center. The reception was attended in full capacity with the presence of local and state elected officials, community leaders, members, and supporters of the regional Armenian-American community. ANCA – Pasadena – Special presentation in honor of retiring Pasadena Police Sergeant Gregory Afsharian Gatherings Armenian National Committee of America-Pasadena Chapter Recaps Hosts Annual Holiday Reception From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 12:46 pm 128 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Parents of murdered Brooklyn Colbert channel grief into memorial for sports-mad…

first_imgFacebook Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener LimerickNewsParents of murdered Brooklyn Colbert channel grief into memorial for sports-mad sonBy David Raleigh – May 12, 2021 142 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Previous articleTimes, Dates and Venues confirmed for 2021 Munster Championship fixturesNext articleWATCH: Billy Lee focused on taking it “one step at a time” ahead of League opener David Raleigh The late Brooklyn ColbertTHE parents of murdered eleven-year old Brooklyn Colbert have channelled their grief into organising an annual memorial run in his honour.Proceeds from last year’s run went to the Novas charity and this year’s event is fundraising for Temple Street children’s hospital, where Brooklyn attended for treatment as a newborn.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last week Brooklyn’s father, Wayne Colbert, led friends and family on a 11km memorial run, one for each year of Brooklyn’s life.Wayne and Brooklyn’s mother Sonia Aylmer also spoke about their relief at being able to speak publicly about their son for the first time in eight months.A court order which previously restricted the identification of Brooklyn and his killer, was lifted last Monday. It followed an amendment to the Children’s Act, which had previously prevented the family speaking publicly about the case.Brooklyn was beaten and stabbed to death by his half uncle, Paddy Dillon, (28), with an address in Moyross, in November 2019. Dillon pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison last October.Brooklyn ColbertWayne Colbert, a player manager with Prospect FC, said his involvement in sport has helped distract him from his son’s barbaric killing: “It helps massively, I’ve set up a thing on Facebook for a group of local lads, 12 to about 20 years old, there’s around 14 of us and we go out four days a week and do weights in the park, running sessions, boxing classes.”“I suppose I’m kind of mentoring them, they knock on my door any time they need me, I’m big into fitness and Brooklyn used to come out with me all the time, he’d do 4km runs with me,” he told the Irish Daily Mail.Mr Colbert, a former Irish junior international who played soccer for Limerick FC, Athlone Town and Shamrock Rovers, said he and Brooklyn were closely bonded through their love of Liverpool FC: “He looked up to me and that really made me proud, even talking about it now makes me smile.”“He’d be in the front seat of the car and we’d drive around, talking about soccer, the closeness between us sometimes I was taken aback by it.”Sonia Aylmer told the Limerick Post she also hopes to organise a counselling service for others suffer similar horrors of loosing a child.Not being able to talk about her son publicly was “like loosing Brooklyn all over again, in fact it was like he never existed”, she said.“Brooklyn was a very placid child, very fun loving, funny, a very good friend, a good neighbour, protective and kind, he really left a lasting impression on everyone he met.”Over €6,000 has been raised for Temple Street children’s hospital through Brooklyn’s family.Online donations to the fund can be made at WhatsApp TAGSBrooklyn ColbertKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Edwin Colodny receives Champlain College award

first_imgEdwin Colodny was awarded the 2004 Champlain College Distinguished Citizen Award during the college’s 126th Commencement Ceremony. Each year the College singles out an individual from the community who displays exceptional personal and professional achievement, a strong record of community service, and dynamic leadership. In his remarks at Commencement, the chairman of Champlain’s board of trustees, William G. Post, Jr., described Colodny as a humble leader who has been a vital force in the economic, intellectual and artistic life of the area over the course of six decades.The Burlington native was president, CEO, and chairman of the board of US Airways, and chairman of the board of Comcast Corporation. He was on counsel in a high-powered Washington law firm and he was a sought-after corporate board member.He returned to Burlington three years ago to guide the University of Vermont through its fourth presidential transition in seven years. Colodny drove key initiatives forward aggressively and left the school a stronger place for his successor.After leaving UVM and retiring yet again, Colodny almost immediately stepped into another executive role, serving as interim CEO at Fletcher Allen Health Care during a challenging year in the history of the state’s largest hospital. Colodny serves on the boards of the Vermont Law School, Vermont Symphony, Vermont Mozart Festival, Shelburne Museum, and the New England Culinary Institute. He’s a member of the Rotary Club and he’s chairing the steering committee for Governor Douglas’s Clean and Clear Water Action Plan.“He’s just a guy who can’t say no,” says David Coates, who has worked with Colodny on a number of boards. “He has the ability to ask the right questions and in a way that’s not intimidating. As a result, he gets the right answer. And he has an amazing ability to analyze a very complicated matter and bring it down to a level that everyone can understand.”Theresa Albergini DiPalma, a friend and colleague at Fletcher Allen, says, “Ed’s a people person at the core of it all. He understands that so much in life is about relationships. He’s somebody who always has time to stop and talk.”Colodny’s love of the arts, reverence for education and affection for his hometown are essential parts of who is, Post noted. “That infuses his work with a special kind of energy and enthusiasm, and we, as a community, are fortunate to benefit from it.”last_img read more

Head of Los Rastrojos Arrested in Colombia

first_img The Colombian police have arrested Erick Prieto Mora, alias ‘Medina’ and ‘Pipón,’ the head of the Los Rastrojos [The Stubble] drug-trafficking gang in the department of Antioquia (in northwestern Colombia) and accused of numerous massacres and murders, the police confirmed on June 17. “In effect, this individual was arrested as part of Operation Achilles in the municipality of Santuario. In addition, he has been identified as the top-ranking leader of Los Rastrojos in this department and several nearby regions,” a police spokesperson told AFP. Prieto Mora was arrested on a road that runs between Medellín, the capital of Antioquia, and Bogotá, while he was travelling in a pickup truck with his wife and son, he added. The authorities believe him responsible for the deaths of eight people in two municipalities in Antioquia on June 2 and 6 and for the murders of three other people in the same localities in May. They also accuse him of perpetrating numerous massacres and murders, engaging in extortion, and appropriating lands belonging to rural workers in what is known as the Urabá subregion, an area that includes a dozen municipalities in the neighboring departments of Antioquia, Córdoba, and Chocó (in northwestern Colombia). According to the Colombian police, Los Rastrojos, like other criminal gangs, called ‘Bacrim’ (an abbreviation of bandas criminales, ‘criminal gangs’) by the Government, is largely made up of former paramilitaries and drug traffickers. These groups are believed to be the heirs of the United Self-Defense Units of Colombia (AUC, extreme right-wing), which held peace negotiations between 2003 and 2006 with the administration of Álvaro Uribe (2002-2010), who granted them favorable treatment in court in exchange for confessing their crimes and making reparation to victims. Prieto Mora belonged to the Heroes of the Plains Bloc of the AUC, and following his demobilization, he became the leader of a regional faction of Los Rastrojos. On June 3, Venezuelan authorities arrested the Colombian Diego Pérez Henao, alias ‘Diego Rastrojo,’ a leader of this criminal gang, in the state of Barinas. Los Rastrojos, led by the brothers Javier Antonio and Luis Enrique Calle Serna, has ties to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group, and to the Mexican Sinaloa cartel, according to the Colombian police. By Dialogo June 19, 2012last_img read more

DARPA Envisions the Future of Machine Learning

first_img The PPAML program is scheduled to run 46 months, with three phases of activity from 2013 to 2017. Fisher believes a successful solution will involve contributions from many areas, including statistics and probabilistic modeling, approximation algorithms, machine learning, programming languages, program analysis, compilers, high-performance software, and parallel and distributed computing. By Dialogo April 03, 2013 “Our goal is that future machine learning projects won’t require people to know everything about both the domain of interest and machine learning to build useful machine learning applications. Through new probabilistic programming languages specifically tailored to probabilistic inference, we hope to decisively reduce the current barriers to machine learning and foster a boom in innovation, productivity and effectiveness.” Email spam filters, smartphone personal assistants and self-driving vehicles are all based on research advances in machine learning. Unfortunately, even as the demand for these capabilities is accelerating, every new application requires a Herculean effort. Even a team of specially-trained machine learning experts makes only painfully slow progress due to the lack of tools to build these systems. “We want to do for machine learning what the advent of high-level program languages 50 years ago did for the software development community as a whole,” said Kathleen Fisher, DARPA program manager. center_img To familiarize potential participants with the technical objectives of PPAML, DARPA will host a Proposers’ Day on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. For details, visit: Registration closes on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. ET. The Probabilistic Programming for Advanced Machine Learning (PPAML) program was launched to address this challenge. Probabilistic programming is a new programming paradigm for managing uncertain information. By incorporating it into machine learning, PPAML seeks to greatly increase the number of people who can successfully build machine learning applications and make machine learning experts radically more effective. Moreover, the program seeks to create more economical, robust and powerful applications that need less data to produce more accurate results – features inconceivable with today’s technology. Machine learning – the ability of computers to understand data, manage results, and infer insights from uncertain information – is the force behind many recent revolutions in computing. last_img read more

Social media ads vs content for credit union member acquisition

first_img continue reading » For several years now, most credit unions have used social media to bring in new members and engage existing ones. However, new changes to business accounts and advertising might affect their social media strategy going forward.So, we’d like to look at social media and content marketing for credit unions. How does the changing social media landscape affect credit union member acquisition strategies?Social Media Is Changing for Credit UnionsRecently, there have been two major changes to the credit union social media world. Both have profound impacts on credit unions’ abilities to reach out to their target audiences.Let’s look at what those changes are and how they affect your social media accounts.Organic reach is diminishing. Facebook and other social media sites make their money through advertisements. So, they’re going to do what they can to increase their revenue. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

COVID-19: West Manggarai temporarily closes airport, seaport

first_imgThe West Manggarai Regency administration is planning to temporarily close Komodo Airport and Labuan Bajo Port in East Nusa Tenggara to slow the spread of COVID-19. West Manggarai Deputy Regent Maria Geong said that people would not be able to enter or leave the regency from March 28 to April 5. “This is not a lockdown as airlines can still pick up supplies in West Manggarai regency. So starting Saturday, no people will be coming home via the Labuan Bajo entry point,” Maria told The Jakarta Post by phone on Thursday. “The West Manggarai administration had requested the ministry to temporarily restrict access for passenger vessels. Cargo vessels are still allowed to unload their supplies through the seaport and airport at West Manggarai,” Maria explained, adding that medical workers in the area were in urgent need of protective gear.As the closure has yet to go in effect, those wanting to return to the regency can do so and tourists currently in Labuan Bajo can still leave. (dpk/dfr) Topics :center_img “In an emergency, sick people requiring hospitalization due to COVID-19 outside [of the regency] will be prioritized.”The contagious respiratory illness that has killed thousands globally has confirmed cases in 25 of Indonesia’s 34 provinces.Indonesia confirmed Wednesday 105 new cases, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 790. Of the total, 31 people have recovered and 58 have died. A total of 186 people in the province were under general monitoring for COVID-19 as of Wednesday.The regency administration previously sent a letter to the Transportation Ministry requesting that authorities start closing the airport and seaport as a preventive measure against the pandemic.last_img read more

Axing DOH-6 director very ill-advised – Treñas

first_imgDirector Marlyn Convocar and Mayor Jerry Treñas. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Akokadamo man sang hinanakit. Kadamo man sang akon away kay DirectorConvocar but I feel it is not very good to change your commander in the middleof the fight. If you do that you will have to wait for the new field commanderto learn everything first antes masugod sya obra,” explained Treñas. ILOILO City – “Very, very, very, very ill-advised.” Bernadas said he is not fully appraised yetwith the issues in Region 6. Also the focal person of DOH’s FieldImplementation and Coordination Team in the Visayas, Bernadas said he isfamiliar with Western Visayas. “I’m not the Secretary of the Department ofHealth. I don’t know why this happened,” said Treñas. “Maymga innovations kami diri sa Central Visayas ngama-apply naton dira,” said Bernadasin an interview over DyFM Bombo Radyo Iloilo yesterday. This was how Mayor Jerry Treñas described thesudden removal of Director Marlyn Convocar of the Department of Health (DOH)Region 6 as overseer of Western Visayas’ response to the coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. He also said he and Convocar already talkedand the DOH-6 director was thankful. Department Personnel Order No. 23 replacingConvocar was signed by DOH undersecretary Adbullah Dumama Jr. Dumama Jr.explained the decision this way: “It is vital to maintain harmoniouspartnership with local government units/local chief executives and otherstakeholders that play vital roles in this emergency situation.” “Parasa akon, there will be time to fight one another.What is important (for now) is that we work for the good of Iloilo,” Treñassaid. “It is not right to change your fieldcommander in the middle of a fight. I’ll be very frank, I do not like theidea,” said Treñas yesterday. Bernadas stressed the importance ofcooperation between DOH and local chief executives./PN He described the development as unfortunateand unnecessary. “Makadtoko da (next week). Istoryahon ta ang mga mayors kaggobernador,” said Bernadas. “Gustonaton ma-align ang mga trabaho dira.” It came right afterDOH Region 6 came under fire for classifying the people of Guimbal, Iloilo aspersons under monitoring following a case of local COVIOD-19 transmission. Bernadas, on the other hand, played down thisadded assignment. “Twinning arrangements” between regions were “just normal”,he stressed. On Thursday, DOH central office tasked thedirector of DOH Region 7 (Central Visayas), Dr. Jaime Bernadas, to take thelead in Western Visayas’ response to the pandemic. Convocar would just be managing the regular operationsof DOH-6.last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Badgers look to continue hot start against Golden Eagles Saturday

first_imgThe No. 12 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (8-1) will make the short trip to Milwaukee Saturday as they take on Marquette (7-2) at the Fiserv Forum.The Badgers have their work cut out for them on the road as the Golden Eagles have yet to lose at home this season, boasting a 6-0 record in the newly built Fiserv Forum.Despite Marquette’s home dominance this year, recent history is actually on the side of the away team in this series, with the road team winning six of the last eight games.Men’s hockey: Badgers take on Michigan State in last series of calendar yearThis weekend, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team will host their last series of the calendar year. The Badgers (6-7-3, 2-3-3 Read…Marquette isn’t currently ranked but they have had some victories against highly rated opponents, most notably an 83–71 victory over Kansas State, who was ranked No. 12 at the time. The Golden Eagles’ two losses also came against quality opposition, having fallen short against Indiana and No. 2 Kansas.On the other hand, Wisconsin will be looking to continue their hottest start since 2014, currently ranked No. 12 in the country with a record of 8-1, their only defeat coming at the hands of No. 4 Virginia in the final of the Battle 4 Atlantis.To keep adding to their win column, the Badgers will have to keep a wary eye on Marquette’s stand out junior guard Markus Howard, who currently leads the Big East Conference in points per game with 22.4 per contest. To add to his elite scoring, Howard is also averaging 4.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game this season.A perfectionist’s craft: Wisconsin kickers detail their training regimen, how they deal with outside stigmaIt’s 8 a.m. on a Tuesday morning in the McClain Center, and Wisconsin football spring practice is underway. The defensive Read…Forward Sam Hauser is another name to watch out for on the Golden Eagles, currently averaging 14 points and six rebounds per game.D’Mitrik Trice, a name which has been mentioned plenty this season, will once again be a key cog in the Wisconsin offense. Trice is the leading three-point shooter in the nation, currently shooting 60 percent from beyond the arc. The redshirt sophomore has also set a new career high in points three times this season, with his best mark now the 25 he scored against Oklahoma.Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. You can catch all the action live on Fox, listen on the Badger Radio Network, or follow along with the team’s official Twitter account @BadgerMBB.last_img read more

Gyan undergoes scan after thigh problem

first_imgAsamoah Gyan did not train on Friday with the group as he underwent a scan on a thigh problem.The Ghana captain suffered the problem during Thursday’s test game with second-tier side, Asokwa Deportivo at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.The results of the scan would determine Gyan’s subsequent participation with the team ahead of Sunday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sudan.last_img