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#340368 Sos Vilage Artsakh

Posted by gamavor on 25 January 2017 - 09:53 AM


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#341989 Trekking in Armenia

Posted by gamavor on 05 October 2017 - 01:12 PM

American - Armenian guy trekking experience from South to North.
 
A little bit crazy in my view but commendable. I did something similar but not that extreme.






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#341986 Armenian-Produced Electric Car Debuts

Posted by onjig on 05 October 2017 - 10:13 AM

Armenian-Produced Electric Car Debuts at DigiTec Tech Expo in Yerevan

 

YEREVAN—An Armenian-made electric car debuted at the 13th annual DigiTec tech expo, which opened in Yerevan earlier today. The electric-powered, self-driving car, which was assembled in Armenia by National Instruments, was unveiled at the “Engineering City” pavilion of the three-day exhibition.

 

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An Armenian-made electric car debuted at the 13th annual DigiTec tech expo (Photo: Mediamax)

 

“The whole world is working on [electric cars] and we should do the same in Armenia,” National Instruments’ Ruben Simonyan told Yerevan-based Itel.am. “We need to increase the number of electric cars and the percentage of self-driving or driver assistance systems. We’re exhibiting the electric car we assembled in Armenia. Essentially, it’s a continuation of our engineering culture. This isn’t a novelty. The first electric car was assembled in Armenia back in 1975. Now we should extend that culture,” said Simonyan.

The car is equipped with several driver-assist devices, such as radars, a camera, and laser equipment. Though the sensors and equipment were not produced in Armenia, National Instruments worked on the design and testing of the entire system.

“To make sure that the car will operate smoothly in different situations, you need to drive millions of kilometers. Producers used to do exactly that and some of them still do,” Simonyan explained. “But that requires too much time and expense, which affects the car’s price. Our testing doesn’t require driving millions of kilometers in specialized areas. We can simulate the same scenario for several times to make sure the system is working fine.”

A team of around 20 engineers and designers worked on designing and testing the car, collaborating with several foreign companies.

DigiTec is the largest technological exhibition of the region and runs Sep. 29-Oct. 1 at the Yerevan Expo Center.

https://armenianweek...xpo-in-yerevan/


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#341762 Irina Bokova the bolshevic slut

Posted by gamavor on 06 September 2017 - 08:10 AM

All these should not stop here. Armenian authorities through diplomatic channels as well as the UN should request thorough investigation, esp. with regards to Bokova end company.

For Christ sake, on top of everything she gave UNESCO's Mozart prize to Mehriban Alieva. The later I'm sure did not know how to hold a violin.
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#341733 Irina Bokova the bolshevic slut

Posted by gamavor on 05 September 2017 - 06:35 AM

Before being accused of using harsh language, I would like to explain my words. Irina Bokova is an offspring of Georgi Bokov - a prominent Bulgarian communist rumored that is responsible for the murder of a prominent Bulgarian intellectual and political figure Rajko Alexsiev after the communist takeover of the country. Since the data are very scares of what exactly happened, it is proved that her father was instrumental in the torture of Rajko Alexsiev before his death. Sons and daughters are not responsible for the deeds of their parents, but having been raised in communist Bulgaria and knowing pretty well the background of her surrounding and political elites at the time, she could not know that the foundation which sponsored the event in Paris promoting the "tolerance" of Azerbaijan where everything Armenian is simply banned, is named after Geidar Aliev - the father of the present president of Azerbaijan, and that the former, before becoming a president of Azerbaijan was the head of the KGB in USSR - the most humanistic organization ever! Is sounds like a joke but the truth is that a foundation named after a communist monster sponsors an event to promote the tolerance of Azerbaijan and the chief of UNESCO, Irina Bokova gladly accepts such sponsorship???

What a world we live in!
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#341407 silversmiths of Kayseri who created beautiful silver covers for Armeni

Posted by MosJan on 15 July 2017 - 11:29 AM

Learn about the Armenian silversmiths of Kayseri who created beautiful silver covers for Armenian manuscripts. Three of these covers are in the collection of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York.


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#340809 The World according to ancient Rome

Posted by gamavor on 11 April 2017 - 02:24 AM

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#340200 Բեխալաթ

Posted by Yervant1 on 03 January 2017 - 02:45 PM

I think, it means mistake or a flaw and the բեխալատ would be the opposite of flaw, I mean flawless. I'm just going with the sentence structure and the Arabic word Khalat means mistake or a flaw, maybe that's where the origin is.

I hope this helps.

I believe the babies flaw is not falling sleep. The last sentence which says that you have one flaw, you don't sleep and stay awake. 


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#339824 Autumn of my Homeland

Posted by onjig on 13 October 2016 - 11:57 AM


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#337201 Armenia develops water-saving innovative fertilizer

Posted by gamavor on 12 January 2016 - 10:44 AM

http://news.am/eng/news/305729.html

YEREVAN. A new fertilizer has been developed in Armenia, and to save water.

Director of Eco Technology company, Ashot Baghdasaryan, told Armenian News-NEWS.am that the granules of this fertilizer collect the water from the soil, and return it to the plant when and as needed.

And the granules of our fertilizer not only accumulate water, but also the useful nutrients, Baghdasaryan explained.

In addition, this fertilizer eliminates excess water, so that the roots of the plants do not decay.

As per the company manager, this fertilizer helps to increase crop yields by 40 to 60 percent.

Furthermore, this material biologically decomposes, and therefore it leaves no residues in the soil.

The fertilizer, which is called Aquasource, underwent several tests among volunteer farmers.

Also, it is tested with a number of international projects.

Ashot Baghdasaryan said Iran, Russia, the US, India, the United Arab Emirates, and even in distant South Africa and Namibia are interested in this new fertilizer.
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#337198 Do you trust Russia or the United States more and why?

Posted by Yervant1 on 11 January 2016 - 01:27 PM

The chances that Russia will help us to free Western Armenia is as much as the help that we will get from the rest of the world, which is zero. We should rely on ourselves only.


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#326557 A CHRISTMAS CARD TO ONE AND ALL

Posted by Yervant1 on 19 December 2014 - 10:42 AM

A CHRISTMAS CARD TO ONE AND ALL

The Harvell Gazette, MA
Dec 18 2014

Tom Vartabedian Haverhill Gazette

Hard to believe that I've waited until close to the last moment to
wish everyone a joyful Christmas.

It's only because I'm strapped for cash after going bonkers this year
and decided I'd use my best resources to get the word out.

Nothing easier and cheaper than to convey my intentions through
this Almanac column. It's okay. You don't have to reciprocate. I get
enough afterthoughts leading up to the New Year and beyond, if you
count Armenian Christmas on Jan. 6.

So let's begin by wishing my family the very best -- my wife, Nancy,
with whom I'll be celebrating our 50th anniversary on Feb. 19. I
chose that date because it was her birthday and I couldn't think of
a better time to exchange our vows.

Cheers go out to the other three favorite people in my life --
children Sonya, Ara and Raffi -- and the six grandchildren in our
lives. Get set for Disneyworld, guys. We've got a lot of celebrating
to do this February in the land of unbroken dreams.

Let's hit the newspaper crowd next -- editor Bill Cantwell, who
peruses my columns each week and makes them readable, along with
climbing cohorts Dave Dyer, Paul Tennant and Mike LaBella. I still
remember that time we got stranded on Mount Katahdin in Maine and
spent the night on a rock studying the stars. Turned out to be a
pretty decent Almanac, as I recall.

You'll find me three afternoons a week playing racquetball at
the Haverhill YMCA. Maybe George Yell will let me win a game this
Christmas. Welcome Clint "CJ" Clay. You're the next generation. I
marvel at the job Executive Director Tracy Fuller does in keeping
that facility intact. Kudos to you, too.

You'll also see me browsing up a storm at the library -- a true
resource for our community -- and all that it avails to me, whether
books, CDs or DVDs. I am proud to admit that both my sons secured
their Eagle Scout badges by doing community projects for the library.

Not a bad consideration for any good scout.

As the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide approaches in 2015,
the congregation at our Armenian Church at Hye Pointe is already at
work planning a milestone commemoration in the community. Watch for
details. While I'm at it, good luck to all those involved with the
church's building project in Ward Hill. It's been a long time in
the making.

Greetings and salutations go out to my doctor, Peter Rees, for keeping
me agile. He sets a fine example for health and fitness. And to my
cardiologist Salmon (Sonny) Ghiasuddin for saving me from expiration --
not once but twice. It's been 10 years since I've become "pipe free."

Same goes for Dr. Alan Gonick and his staff at Greenleaf. Be true to
your teeth -- otherwise they will become false. He makes a root canal
seem so tolerable. My sentiments also go out to Dr. Alvin Yadgood,
my oral surgeon at Northern Essex. I cannot say enough about implants.

I marvel at the work being done by cohorts Kathy Bresnahan and Rita
LaBella in organizing a myriad of activities at the Council on Aging.

There's no reason why any senior citizen in this city should be bored.

The guy behind it all is head honcho Vinny Ouellette, who seems to
have more arms than an octopus.

The ping-pong vibrations you may hear Monday nights come from West
Meadow Road, where some pretty hot table tennis activity is heard. Bob
Baillargeron and Malcolm Anderson are two fine players who don't act
their age. May their paddles always keep them young.

Special Christmas greetings go out to the sick and the infirmed of
this city, those who will spend the holiday in hospitals and nursing
homes. It's not the place you want to be. May you be joined by family
and friends.

Extended wishes are conveyed to the caregivers and medical support
staffers who must work this day to keep the health system mobilized
and in good hands. Santa applauds you.

Here's a greeting to all the police and firefighters who maintain
their constant vigil, holidays or not. And to all those who do not
celebrate Christmas. May some of you get caught up in the spirit,
whether you're a Christian or not.

For one brief day, bury all the bad news and put a moratorium on crime
and punishment. Let's finally end this terrible plight in the Middle
East and live in a world where peace and harmony work hand-in-hand.

Above all, let's put Christ back into Christmas and honor the day
for what it was intended.

If you're looking for the perfect last-minute gift, try this. Human
kindness costs nothing and goes the furthest.


http://www.hgazette....5dfd60004c.html
 

 


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#301582 Repat Armenia

Posted by Nané on 28 January 2013 - 12:35 PM


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#299973 Man oh man does Armenia have a way with you!

Posted by man on 19 December 2012 - 03:24 AM

Post-Armenia Blues

Posted on December 15, 2012

Nathalie Kazandjian aka Nat K
(Canada, AVC ‘ 12)

The "Welcome Home Natty" poster along with friends and family were what greeted me as I made my way past the Arrival gates of the Montreal Trudeau Airport. In that instant, I felt pretty good about coming home. However, as the days went by, the post-Armenia blues violently kicked in as soon as I found myself doing the same old things I used to do. Suddenly, things that seemed so familiar felt foreign and strange. It was a whole new culture shock but it was real and unfortunately, there wasn’t much I could do about it. The problem was not coming home to friends and family. The problem itself was leaving Armenia. For the little bit that I was back, I couldn’t even look at my photos nor talk about it for fear of being overcome with even more heartbreak and anguish than I already felt. I missed everything and everyone that belonged to my life in Armenia.

Before I know it, I found myself longing for Armenia. I missed waking up every morning to hearing my host mother say “ Parev parev garmir arev siroon jan”. I missed walking down 58 district to catch the marshrutka, 100 drams in hand and giving my regular Parev to the locals. I missed walking home from work and being greeted by the cutest little munchkins from my neighborhood showering me with hugs and kisses. I missed finishing the night off with a nice cup of MacCoffee alongside my host sisters while watching Armenian soap operas. I missed staying up with Nvartig, my baby host sister, till late at night drawing, coloring, playing cards, checkers, chess and teaching her English. I missed going to Ponchig Monchig and ordering a ridiculous amount of food. I missed going to the khorovadz place near the OLA center and engaging into a 45 minute conversation with the cook each and every time. I missed getting a ridiculous amount of daily texts and reminders from Allegra. I missed joining my Armenian brothers and sisters over weekend excursions. I missed running in the SAS supermarket and yelling like a crazy person “where’s the Ttvaser ?” before boarding our marshrukta to head back home. As well, as Heeng dzap, Marshrukta 9, besties crew, whatever your face, tracking down wifi, Le Cafe and Sevan’s inspirational speeches among many other things.

The desire to connect to people and the joy of making the connection was life affirming. The physical intensity of the excursions was invigorating. The time walking alone, listening to my own footsteps, sitting in the marshrukta watching the sunset, gazing at the stars was refreshing. Most of all, I long for the way I felt when I was in the Motherland. I felt alive, free, inspired and grateful. Man oh man does Armenia have a way with you. Each and every day there was a goal and an accomplishment that could be measured in different ways: in kilometers, in hugs, in the number of times I laughed out loud.

Although I was only gone for two months and while nothing has changed at home, everything has changed within me. Living in Armenia, gave me a deep appreciation of my life – where I live, where I work, my family and my friends. It also made me appreciate things that we too often take for granted such as the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, weeping eyes, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

To travel to Armenia is to truly take a journey within yourself. When we leave the comfort of home and everything that we have grown to be accustomed to, we often live more simply, with no more possessions than we can carry. We tend to surrender ourselves by becoming much more accepting to the twists, turns and little surprises that life has to offer. I came to Armenia searching for answers. Instead, I left in search of better questions. Sometimes, the unexpected is just what is needed to put life into perspective.

So here I am, back to my same old routine of stop and go, impatiently waiting to graduate just to start a new adventure. All the while feeling nostalgic about my time in Armenia which can feel heavier than the far too many pounds gained abroad.

When I think about it, perhaps the post-Armenia blues is something you can never truly let go of. For it that where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.

To sign off, I simply cannot say goodbye to those whom I have grown to love, for the memories we have made will last a lifetime and never a goodbye. None of this would have been possible without Birthright Armenia & Armenian Volunteer Corps. For those of you who are thinking of joining the program, I encourage you to take a leap and go for it. Armenia 2012 always in my heart.
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#334811 I admit it: I miss Arpa!

Posted by onjig on 01 September 2015 - 11:12 AM

In college I learned: That which is irritating is stimulating. Arpa could say things is such a way that would force an opinion. Sometimes while in general agreement with the subject, the manner he took in saying it or his angle of aggression would cause~Yes I agree, No I don't.

 

Arpa could be counted on to approach things so that they or his handling of them couldn't be ignored.

 

It was stimulating!

 

I miss you Arpa and all you added, glad there was you.


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#332899 CANADIAN ARMENIAN DAVID LEMIEUX WINS IBF MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING TITLE

Posted by Yervant1 on 22 June 2015 - 08:37 AM

CANADIAN ARMENIAN DAVID LEMIEUX WINS IBF MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING TITLE

June 21, 2015

David Lemieux of Montreal knocked down Frenchman Hassan N'Dam four
times and won the vacant International Boxing Federation middleweight
title with a unanimous decision early Sunday morning.

Lemieux (34-2) dominated the bout, flooring N'Dam (31-2) once in the
second round, twice in the fifth and again with a left hook in the
seventh to win the title.

Lemieux's impressive performance in a fight broadcast in the U.S. on
the Fox network may earn him some high profile bouts. There is already
talk of a clash with WBA champion Gennady Golovkin, or a bout with
the winner of a proposed match in November between WBC champ Miguel
Cotto and Mexican star Saul (Canelo) Alvarez.

David Lemieux (born December 22, 1988 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
is a Canadian professional boxer. Lemieux fights in the middleweight
division. He is the current IBF Middleweight Champion and former WBC
International Middleweight Champion. Lemieux is of French and Armenian
descent. Lemieux began boxing at the age of nine.

Lemieux's mother is Lebanese Armenian, her last name is Khavloudjian.

He speaks fluent armenian.

http://www.horizonwe...s/details/68968

 

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#330526 U.S. Congress has introduced the “AG Truth and Justice Resolution”

Posted by MosJan on 18 March 2015 - 12:20 PM

BREAKING: The U.S. Congress has introduced the “Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution” to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide.

 

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#322567 Buenos Aires City Legislature Discards Project to Name a "Republic

Posted by Yervant1 on 12 September 2014 - 09:57 AM

The baboons are at it again!

Prensa Armenia

Armenia 1366, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: (5411) 4775-7595
Email: prensa@diarioarmenia.org.ar
Web: http://www.diarioarmenia.org.ar


Buenos Aires City Legislature Discards Project to Name a "Republic of
Azerbaijan" Square

( Link ->
http://1.bp.blogspot...ra+porteña.jpg
) (

Agencia Prensa Armenia ( Link ->
http://www.prensaarm...e-discards.html
) ).- The legislative council of Buenos Aires, Argentina, decided to
discard a draft project to name a square in the neighborhood of
Colegiales as "Republic of Azerbaijan" on Wednesday 10 September.

The bill drew a lot of criticism within the Armenian community, as the
grounds of the project said that Azerbaijan's early years of
independence "were overshadowed by the Nagorno-Karabakh War with
neighboring Armenia," while, in recent years, "Azerbaijan had not only
succeeded in pacifying the region but also is making great efforts to
open up to the world as part of various international organizations,
achieving economic and political stability for its people."

Carolina Karagueuzian, director of the


Armenian National Committee of South America in Buenos Aires ( Link ->
http://cna.org.ar/ ) , was the first to raise her voice: "Within the
apparent neutrality of the project there is a broader strategy hidden
by the Azerbaijani authorities, who seek to clean up their image and
conceal their constant violations of human rights. Azerbaijan's
embassy in Argentina was specifically opened to confront Argentine
citizens of Armenian descent, who maintain an active struggle against
impunity of crimes against humanity for nearly 100 years".

"The project said that Azerbaijan managed to pacify the region, when
in fact Azerbaijan authorities boycott the mediations in the Karabakh
issue and its president continuously threatens to resume the
war. Moreover, Azerbaijani President declared on September 3 that
Turkey and Azerbaijan will work together to 'dispel the myth of the
Armenian Genocide' in 2015, the centenary of the Genocide. It is
unacceptable for the City of Buenos Aires to grant a space for the
Azeri lobby to continue disseminating their denialist propaganda, just
when the city prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this
crime against humanity", added Karagueuzian.

Furthermore, Karagueuzian recalled that "the Azeri diplomacy attempted
to carry out a similar project in Mexico City two years
ago. Additionally, in 2010, through the action of the Armenian
community the Buenos Aires City Government canceled the installation
of a statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk."

After the news broke through this agency, Deputy Alejandra Caballero,
author of the project, made it clear that she would not submit it in
the Legislature: "I we feel very close to the beloved Armenian
community, I accompany them in their pain, in living memory and the
constant claim of the cruel Armenian Genocide 99 years ago," said
Caballero. "I signed the project mistakenly, among many, to name
public spaces for other countries. I am sorry and I apologize to those
who may have been affected and felt offended by my mistake and deeply
thank my friends who alerted me of my carelessness," she added.

 

 


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#319018 Basque Representative Calls for Artsakh Independence

Posted by Yervant1 on 07 May 2014 - 10:16 AM

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

 

Basque Representative Calls for Artsakh Independence

 

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Member of the European Parliament Inaki Razabalbeitia Fernandez (center-left) and Member of the Spanish Parliament Iñárritu Garcia (center-right) at a press conference in Yerevan following a visit to Artsakh and Armenia. May 5, 2014. (Photo: Armenpress)


YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—The peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict through the realization of the right to self-determination is a most important issue, Member of the European Parliament Inaki Razabalbeitia Fernandez said in Yerevan on Tuesday. The Member of the European Parliament, representing the Basque Country of northern Spain, was on visit to Artsakh in the previous days.

 

Sharing his impressions from his visit, the legislator said his party (The Greens—European Free Alliance) has long been fighting for the independence of the Basque Country and will do the same for Nagorno Karabakh, asserting that “self-determination is the most important democratic right.”

“I think that raising the issue of recognition for Nagorno Karabakh’s independence in the European Parliament could be a first step,” Fernandez said. “Initiatives should come from all parties, including the OSCE Minsk Group.”

Asked about his thoughts on being “blacklisted” by Azerbaijan for visiting Artsakh, the Basque representative said his party has a very clear stance on all issues related to self-determination and they are not afraid of being included in Azerbaijan’s “black list.”

A member of the Spanish Parliament, Iñárritu Garcia, accompanied Fernandez on his trip to Armenia and Artsakh. Garcia told the Armenian press that they consider people’s right to self-determination as the utmost democratic right. Speaking of the visit to Nagorno Karabakh, he said: “We saw a country committed to European values, which is aspiring for new values, and is doing better than some Council of Europe member states.”

The European lawmakers stressed that the Nagorno Karabakh Republic should be recognized by the international community as in the case with Kosovo.

 


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#302471 Khojaly: The Moment of Truth

Posted by Yervant1 on 18 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

New documentary about Khojaly: «Between hunger and fire: Power at the
expense of lives»

http://panorama.am/e...ojali-new-film/
19:00 24/02/2012 » POLITICS


A new documentary film about the events between November 1991 and
February 1992 has been launched in Yerevan, telling about the
breakthrough of the blockade of Stepanakert (capital city of Nagorno
Karabakh Republic), as well as criminal activities of the political
elite of Baku which led to the tragic deaths of civilians in Khojaly.

A two-part documentary, entitled `Between hunger and fire: Power at
the expense of lives', presents a bunch of compelling evidence about
criminal activities of the political elite of Baku, which victimized
women, elderly and children.

The research group, which initiated the film-investigation, reports
that the documentary for now will be launched in Russian and English,
while 7 more language translations will follow soon.

Utilizing a huge number of documentary materials, the film will be of
interest not only for wider audience, but also to research and expert
community. The archive, assembled during the investigation of tragic
death of civilians in Armenian-populated Stepanakert and
Azerbaijani-controlled Aghdam region, entails grounds for wider-scaled
documentary projects. The latter will shed light on a range of
traditional speculations and manipulations by Azerbaijan, which was
tasked to deport the civilian population of Nagorno Karabakh Republic
>From their ancestral homeland.




`Between hunger and fire: Power at the expense of lives'

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