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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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Posted by onjig on 13 October 2016 - 11:57 AM
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Posted by gamavor on 12 January 2016 - 10:44 AM
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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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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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
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
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.
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Posted by Nané on 28 January 2013 - 12:35 PM
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Posted by man on 19 December 2012 - 03:24 AM
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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Posted by Yervant1 on 06 June 2017 - 08:54 AM
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Spanish town of Sueca has recognized the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian embassy in Spain said in a Facebook post on Saturday, June 3.
Sueca thus joins dozens of other Spanish towns, as well as the regions of Aragon, Balearic Islands, Basque Country and Catalonia which recognized and condemned the first genocide of the 20th century in the past.
Around 30 countries, a number of international organizations and regional government bodies have so far acknowledged the killings of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide.
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Posted by gamavor on 17 August 2016 - 12:26 PM
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Posted by gamavor on 01 April 2016 - 03:21 PM
YEREVAN. - Young Armenian developers have created the first wireless smart mug of a kind with thermal control. The thermo mug Yecup 365 (Ye- Yerevan, Ye logo) is designed for any weather.
“One can heat up and cool down any liquid from +10 up to +70C through the Yecup app. The mug can also work without a mobile phone, by means of two buttons. When the liquid is ready, you get a message, and if your mobile is away, the logo on the mug notifies with a red or blue light,” the project co-founder Zhanna Barseghyan told Armenian News – NEWS.am correspondent.
cup 365 can also be used to re-charge mobile phones or tablets. The mug is also convenient for people who spend much time driving: re-charging in a car, Yecup functions two times faster.
“The author of the idea is Vigen Sanahyan. We improved it together, and the Qualitech Systems workers helped us with its realization. Armenians, Russian and Jews took part in the entire process of its creation, but we got support from different countries. We worked for about a year to get this product,” Barseghyan noted.
The “magic” mug has already appeared on Indiegogo.com website, and many European and Armenian web-stores have already expressed willingness to buy Yecup. The interest toward the product is great: Applications are received from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany and Australia.
“Our mug can also cool down water, thus warm countries – India, Brazil, Kuwait, Singapore, etc. – are also interested in it,” she added.
The batch production of the smart mug will begin when the team completes the Indiegogo project. In Barseghyan’s words, they are trying to launch the production in Armenia, but unfortunately the resources are insufficient. Thus, the production of the smart mug might be launched in China.
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Posted by Yervant1 on 30 October 2015 - 09:53 AM
SHARMAZANOV: GENOCIDE RECOGNITION BY PARAGUAY DEMONSTRATES THAT THERE ARE NO TIME LIMITS FOR THAT CRIME
21:20, 29 October, 2015
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 29, ARMENPRESS. Adoption of the resolution
recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide by Paraguay's
Senate demonstrates that the crime of genocide has no time limits
and that the struggle against such crime is the responsibility of
the entire humanity. Spokesperson for the Republican Party of Armenia
(RPA), Vice President of Republic of Armenia National Assembly Eduard
Sharmazanov told the journalists after RPA executive board session. "We
are thankful to Paraguay for adopting the resolution recognizing and
condemning the Armenian Genocide. It is very important that 100 years
after the genocide committed against the Armenian nation in Ottoman
Turkey, another Latin American country recognized and condemned that
crime", "Armenpress" reports, Sharmazanov stated.
Vice President of the parliament underlined that it is the
responsibility of the entire humanity to struggle against the crime
of genocide aimed at excluding similar crimes in the future. "The
genocide committed against the Armenian nation in Ottoman Turkey is a
crime against the entire humanity which is enshrined in the resolution
adopted by Paraguay's Senate", Sharmazanov concluded.
Paraguay's Senate passed a resolution recognizing and condemning the
Armenian Genocide. The resolution was adopted unanimously.
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Posted by Yervant1 on 06 July 2015 - 09:38 AM
FRENCH RESEARCHER SUPPORTS MAN IN THE IRON MASK ARMENIAN IDENTITY
Armenian News Network / Groong
July 5, 2015
By Arthur Hagopian
Two years ago, a French researcher published a story on "L'Arménien
de la Bastille" which categorically confirms the Ormanian chronicle of the
imprisonment of an Armenian clergyman in the Bastille, and enhances the
link with the Man in the Iron Mask.
In the research conducted by Arlette Lebigre, and published January
2013, talks about " l'épopée d'un énigmatique patriarche arménien"
(the enigmatic epoch of an Armenian patriarch)" named Avediguian.
"Sa captivité en France, suite à la bévue d'un ambassadeur, met
en péril les relations du royaume de Louis XIV et de la Sublime Porte,"
His captivity in France jeopardized the political and diplomatic
relatioship between France's "Sun King" and the Sublime Port (Sultan).
Her research only uncovered «Un prisonnier important.»
"La lettre de cachet n'en dit pas plus. Sans nom, sans ge, sans
domicile ni statut social, qui est le petit homme corpulent qui entre à
la Bastille le 18 décembre 1709? Un espion (on est en pleine guerre de
Succession d'Espagne1)? Un propagandiste d'idées subversives? Non. Mais
l'antihéros d'une aventure digne d'un roman d'Alexandre Dumas, qui mit
en péril pendant plus de huit ans les relations de la France et de
l'Empire ottoman. Il s'appelle vraisemblablement Avediguian, «
francisé » (!) en Avedick dans la volumineuse correspondance
échangée. . ." Lebigre adds.
Documents Lebigre has uncovered reveal precious little about this
"corpulent" man, Avediguian, who was thrown into the Bastille on December
18, 1709. He could have been neither a spy nor a subversive, she asserts,
but notes that the misadventures of of this "antihero" would have been
worthy of an Alexandre Dumas novel, like the Man in the Iron Mask.
The rest of the French article (payable) can be read here:
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Posted by Yervant1 on 21 April 2015 - 09:55 AM
AUSTRIA RECOGNIZES ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
April 21, 2015 13:22
Yerevan/Mediamax/. The Austrian parliament today adopted a resolution
condemning the Armenian Genocide.
As Bedo Demirdjian, Communications and PR Officer at European
Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) told Mediamax's
correspondent, the joint statement adopted by 6 political parties
represented in the Austrian parliament notes that the mass killings
of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago were "a genocide".
"The resolution also points out Austria's moral responsibility
for recognizing the Armenian Genocide as during the World War I,
Austria-Hungary and German Empire were the allies of the Ottoman
Turkey", said Bedo Demirdjian.
He added that the Austrian MPs will respect the memory of the Armenian
Genocide victims with a moment of silence tomorrow.
According to Bedo Demirdjian, on April 24, the Austrian official
delegation in Yerevan will be represented by Austria's Ambassador
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Posted by Yervant1 on 16 October 2014 - 08:12 AM
Stunning Armenia, a fascinating glimpse into Noah’s land (one of two parts)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
CHURCH DEDICATED TO ST. MARY with stunning views behind.
WRITING about my recent trip to Armenia is not going to be easy – there are just too many great experiences to note down!
Friends and family were wondering what got into our heads when we decided to go there. Where and what is there to do? And why of all places Armenia? You’ll soon see why. Armenia is honestly one of the most gorgeous countries I’ve been to.
Armenia is right smack in the middle of four other nations: Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. It’s made up of mostly landmass and is not bordered by any seas. It is a dominantly Christian country and was the first in the world to adopt Christianity as their state religion. It is also one of the oldest countries in the world. It is known as Noah’s land, for in the bible it is said that his ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat:
In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat. (Genesis 8:5)
The moment we landed in Yerevan, we immediately saw a rather faint, but rather clear outline of Mt. Ararat. We also saw it from above, while on the plane, and it got us so excited to see the famed mountain of Noah on the very first day.
Yerevan is such a beautiful city. It had a very European feel, is clean, modern but with touches of culture and architecture from another era. Our hotel was located at Republic Square. At night, the scene transformed. Imagine the sight with fountains, lit up buildings and Andrea Bocelli’s Time to Say Goodbye playing in the background. It was gorgeous! The city is also called the rose colored capital because most of its buildings are built in a pink shade of “tuf” stone.
We spent the majority of the trip in Yerevan and would just drive out every day to visit the sights. The Armenian countryside is very pleasant and each drive always yielded different views.
One fun thing we did while on one of our drives out to the tourist sites was to stop by the road and pick up some obsidian. There is so much of it in the country!
A lot of the sights that we went to were monasteries. I’ll have to say I was pretty much blown away almost every time I visited a new one. Each one had a more fantastic location than the last. There were dramatic backdrops like gorges, valleys and mountains, while locations were usually in the middle of nowhere.
One of the first ones we visited were the churches that were overlooking Lake Sevan. This lake is the largest body of water in Armenia and is situated pretty high above sea level at 1,900 meters.
The next was the Khor Virap monastery. This was supposed to be where you could get the best views of Mt. Ararat and its snowy peaks, but it was covered with fog on the day that we went. There were some vendors selling doves, which you could release in the direction of Mt. Ararat. Sounded like another one of those tourist traps, but of course, one of my sisters still bought one. Why not though, right? When else can you say you released a dove out into a biblical mountain? It was still a fun and funny experience (She had to carry the bird up lots of steps and it would not stop twitching!).
Khor Virap also had St. Gregory the Illuminator’s underground pit. St. Gregory is the country’s patron saint and is credited for converting Armenia from paganism to Christianity.
The next monastery, Noravank, was my favorite. The mountains surrounding it were all red rock and jagged stones.
A visit to Geghard Monastery, which is carved from a single rock, was a must. It had really amazing acoustics, that when one person sings, it sounds like a whole choir! We also went to Sanahin and Haghpat monasteries, both of which are Unesco World Heritage Sites. Saghmosavank Monastery is a monastery that is perched at the edge of the precipitous gorge of the Kasakh river. Celyn Sala
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Posted by Yervant1 on 21 June 2014 - 09:19 AM
HOCKEY'S MONIKER GETS NOD FROM CANADIAN PM
Mosman Daily http://www.pressread...ia/mosman-daily
June 19, 2014 Thursday
TREASURER Joe Hockey got a special mention from the Canadian Prime
Minister at a press conference and it wasn't just for his economic
Prime Minister Tony Abbott was in Ottawa recently for talks with his
counterpart Stephen Harper on his international tour. And the Canadian
leader took the opportunity to point out Hockey's "great name".
"Are you sure he isn't Canadian with a name like that?," he asked Mr
Abbott. The North Sydney MP hit Twitter to set the record straight.
"Given my heritage I couldn't get away with claiming to be from
Canada!," he wrote.
Mr Hockey's father Richard migrated to Australia from Bethlehem in
1948 and anglicised the Armenian family name Hokeidonian. His Armenian
grandfather Joseph was sent by the Catholic Church in Jerusalem to be
a spy in -Palestine.Mr Hockey's mother Beverley was born in Chatswood
and was working as a model when she met her husband.
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Posted by Yervant1 on 11 May 2013 - 10:04 AM
Roudolph Grigorian becomes champion of France
Armenian chess player Roudolph Grigorian won the title of U18 champion of France. He scored 7.5 points out of 9 to solely take first prize at the championship in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux.
Another Armenian chess player, Gary Giroyan, fell half a point behind the winner to share 2-4th places among 83 participants. Giroyan was fourth on tie-break, armchess.am reported.
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Posted by MosJan on 19 February 2013 - 01:07 PM
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