A first half header from Kyriakos Papadopoulos was the difference as Greece edged Armenia 1-0 in an international friendly in Kufstein, Austria on Thursday night. In the final friendly before kick-off at UEFA EURO 2012 on 8 June, the match leaves Fernando Santos with plenty to think aboutas a shaky second half nearly cost Greece the game despite two trips to the penalty spot for the 2004 European Champions.
Tolma is known as Dolma on an international level and for the most part believed to be a Turkish dish as the name means “to fill” in the language. However, Toli in the Urartian language meant a grape vine, transferring the dish’s Turkish identity to an older and more native population of the region. Furthermore, ma means begotten of or create by, so that the name literally refers to the dish coming from the grape vines of the region. In modern society, there are those who do not know or believe the Armenian meaning behind the name, and so avoid using the Turkish name by using some rather awkward replacements sometimes. Litsk, patoug, and terevapat are the most commonly used, meaning filler, wrapper and leaf-wrapped respectively. Dolma has become a staple of Armenian cuisine, one which refuses to admit to being influenced by other cultures and which carries fond memories of grape-leaf picking outings, especially in the diaspora.
In 1672, an Armenian by the name of Pasqua Rose started selling coffee in Paris from a booth set up in the fair held during the 2 coldest months of Spring. Turkish waiter boys would serve the coffee to crowds in small cups. The fragrant odour of the coffee would attract many customers. Later, he opened a small coffee shop. However, he moved to London not long after, opening the 1st coffee shop in the country for the tea drinking English population. Historians mention that he was the first to advertise about coffee in England and dressed like a Turk. He would import his coffee beans from Izmir in the Ottoman Empire. His style was what made the turbaned head part of the coffeehouse logo. The Armenian tradition of following what one does and replicating by the dozen on the same street was seen in Vienna, where one Armenian’s novel business of the coffee shop was followed by many others opening the same business, pioneering the tradition of coffeehouses in Old Vienna.
Application Development Manager
The Tumo Center for Creative Technologies is looking for an experienced and energetic manager with web development expertise to lead our application development team in Yerevan, Armenia.
At Tumo, we develop our own innovative educational applications as well as registration, user management, content creation and project management tools. All our applications are web based and designed to be used by Tumo’s local users and staff, and by our future online community.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and motivated development professional to advance their career while contributing to the professional and social development of young Armenians.
Reporting directly to the General Director, the Application Development Manager is responsible for the production, maintenance and unit testing of all software products; management of the development team; and hiring and firing of team members.
The Application Development Manager will play a key role in the design of new products and new versions of existing products, and will coordinate the work of the development team with other groups within Tumo, including the educational content development team, HR and public relations.
· Line and Task management of developers for all software development work
· Providing estimates for design and build activities
· Detailed code review
· Production and approval of technical designs
· Documentation and ensuring compliance with standards and processes
· Coordination with other group managers
The Application Development Manager will be expected to participate in coding and design activities and will be responsible for their own coding and unit testing, and for producing system-specific technical designs.
· Experience leading technical teams
· In-depth knowledge of one or more of the following technology areas:
o HTML5 and CSS
o PHP 5 with strong object oriented programming
o Zend Framework, MVC
o Networking, Sockets, XML
· Experience with mission-critical multi-user applications
· Experience working with a standard version control system (ideally Subversion)
· Experience with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP)
· Demonstrated ability to produce Technical Designs working from system requirements
· Hands-on experience with dynamic web applications, relational databases and performance tuning
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with the applicant’s recent salary history.
How to apply
To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please mention “Development Manager Position” in your subject. Also include the contact information of your direct supervisors from two recent positions whom we can contact for reference checks.
The application deadline is 05 June 2012. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
About the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies
Tumo is an after-school learning center in Yerevan where teenagers acquire digital media skills free of charge. We now have over 6,000 users attending on a regular basis and participating in our innovative, self-paced program. Tumo’s Yerevan facility is a newly built state-of-the art environment equipped with over 500 workstations and tablets running industry standard applications and educational content. Our educational framework is based on a proprietary platform which promotes learning through interactive game-like levels, exposing users to increasingly challenging activities.
Please visit www.tumo.org to learn more about the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.