Posts Tagged ‘armenianow’

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[Web Wrap]: Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch to Meet With U.S.-Armenian Communities.

September 25, 2010

Via ArmeniaNow

U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Marie Yovanovitch is planning a trip to the U.S on October 3-14 to meet with representatives of American-Armenian Diaspora communities in Philadelphia, Detroit, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, reports the US Embassy in Yerevan.

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[Web Wrap]: Salute on Independence Day.

September 21, 2010

Via ArmeniaNow

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Credit: Nazik Armenakyan via ArmeniaNow

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[Web Wrap]: Akhtamar Mass – Liturgy, But No Peace Without a Cross at Landmark Religious Service in Turkey.

September 20, 2010

By Gayane Mkrtchyan via ArmeniaNow

For the first time in nearly a century Armenian Christians have had a religious service in a 10th-century church on the Lake Van island of Akhtamar, in what now is eastern Turkey.

The September 19 Liturgy at the Surb Khach (Holy Cross) Church was conducted by Archbishop Aram Ateshian, the Armenian Patriarchal Vicar of Constantinople. Service went on, despite the absence of a cross on the dome of the church — a holy indicator for all Armenian churches.

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Surb Khach (Holy Cross) Church in Van

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[Web Wrap]: Running on All Cylinders? – IMF Says Armenian Economy Needs New Engine.

July 27, 2010

By Naira Hayrumyan via ArmeniaNow

Is it time to replace the engine of the Armenian economy? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes it is. The Armenian government, meanwhile, says it just needs a tune up.

On July 26, the Armenian International Policy Research Group (AIPRG) in cooperation with the IMF organized a panel discussion on the subject of “Armenia’s Economic Policy: The Road Ahead”. IMF Resident Representative in Armenia Guillermo Tolosa compared the Armenian economy to a motorcar that was rolling freely in 1998-2008 until it encountered storm gusts and ran off the road.

The Government and the Central Bank, with the help of the IMF, got Armenia out of the ditch, but the engine suffered damage that now needs attention.

“The new policy should also address [the need for] a new engine, in this case microeconomic policy,” said the IMF representative.

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IMF Resident Representative Guillermo Tolosa (second from right);
Armenian Minister of Economy Nerses Yeritsyan (far right)
during the Monday event

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Credit: Photolure.am via ArmeniaNow

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[Web Wrap]: Jazzy Nights.

July 16, 2010

Via Armenia Now

Golden Apricot film festival brought to the capital not only films and celebrities but also a number of jazz concerts by recognized musicians held in front of Moscow cinema every night. A popular Armenian jazz band Time Report with lead saxophonist Armen Hiusnunts performed last night, July 15.

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[Web Wrap]: Golden Apricot Has Opened.

July 13, 2010

Via Armenia Now

World-renowned actress Claudia Cardinale, a guest of honor at the international Golden Apricot film festival that opened in Yerevan at the weekend, took a stroll in the shade in the Armenian capital braving a hot Monday afternoon (with air temperatures reaching 40C (104F)).

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[Web Wrap]: Sight and Synchronicity.

July 12, 2010

By John Hughes Via ArmeniaNow

Sight and Synchronicity: Blindness averted for Armenian “premies”, due to good timing and good medicine

Four Armenian babies who might have been blind in a matter of weeks, now have chance at a normal life due to the humanity of some foreign doctors, the dedication of local ones, and to benefactors who may never know the life-changing impact of their benevolence.

The infants’ good fortune has come by chance or by providence, but surely is the result of good timing and good intentions.

Last week, the Armenian Eye Care Project made one of its semi-annual missions to Armenia, following a schedule established since the project was founded by California ophthalmologist Roger Ohanesian in 1992.

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Mothers of premature babies in Armenia
can now see their children treated against ROP

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Credit: Armenian EyeCare Project