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  • 209 Children Are Kept in Armenia in Dangerous Conditions - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    have been taken towards the settlement of the problems The roof of the school is damaged there are cracks on the ceilings and walls glasses in many windows are missing the floor is damaged Several bedrooms and classrooms for children with vision impairments because there are no electric lamps Besides there are a lot of open wires which are dangerous for the life and health of children aged 6 16 The gym is badly heated and children have to wear their coats during the classes Some children live in the school and there are no conditions for bath Food provision rules are not observed either The ombudsman s representatives reported that since last year the process of providing medicine is not implemented adequately There are concerns about the lack of special textbooks for children with seeing impairments By the way in November of this year the school management unlawfully hindered the monitoring by the Ombudsman s representatives apparently aiming to cover up the innumerable problems in the school Only after official correspondence with the minister Ashotyan on the incident could the Ombudsman s representatives enter that school for children with special needs with extremely bad conditions and with extremely bad

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/society/view/35008 (2016-02-14)
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  • Syria: The Dressmaker's Daughter - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    would be dire You re headstrong be careful where your words might lead you they would advise her One day in early March 2013 I ran into Hasnaa on our street corner I was on my way to the market with my son and she was on her way to university We ended up sharing a minibus with a few other passengers two young men two elderly men and an elderly woman with her grandson As we approached al Kindi hospital we were stopped at a government checkpoint A soldier asked for our IDs and after looking at them ordered one of the elderly men step out Why I haven t done anything the man said fear in his voice Another soldier laughed and replied You re from Marea Get out The frail man stepped out of the minibus It was obvious from the way he walked that he was sick but the soldiers didn t care The only thing that mattered to them was where he came from Marea one of the first northern towns to side with the revolution We all watched in silence all of us that is except Hasnaa Leave the poor man alone she shouted Don t any of you fear God you tyrants A large bearded soldier appeared out of nowhere and pulled Hasnaa out of the bus saying Come along with him and learn what the true meaning of tyranny is May God curse you she screamed as he dragged her off As our minibus sped off I watched through tears as Hasnaa was kicked and beaten by the soldiers They were merciless She was guilty of speaking the truth Later that day when I came back home I saw Hasnaa s mother standing at her door She was speaking to one of

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/society/view/34996 (2016-02-14)
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  • World’s Best Robots in Yerevan - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    of the event were children for whom the opening ceremony became a real treat They had the opportunity to interact with the marvelous robots play with them have fun with them and take photos Mika Varosyan 2nd runner up of Junior Eurovision 2015 performed for the guests of the ceremony The exhibition is housed in Yerevan Mall Trade Center near the Kinopark The expo area is decorated to create the atmosphere of a real roboworkshop and gives the children the opportunity not only to play with robots but get involved in their construction and programming Other entertainments include the dancing robot show quadcopter zone robolab Lego brainstorming robot building sessions robot programming and robomarket Education being one of the major goals of this project special attention is paid to it at all levels from selection of robots to accompanying activities and excursions etc The exhibition features 20 interactive robots from Great Britain US Japan Russia Ireland and other countries including among others the celebrated actor Robot Thespian a life size humanoid robot Paro designed to administer the documented benefits of animal therapy robowaiter Yosha RoboFootball Robot Ping Pong also Baxter performing various industrial operations and the best of Armenian robotics

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/economy/view/35039 (2016-02-14)
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  • Robots Inc. and Ameriabank Introduce World’s Best Robots in Yerevan - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    from December 09 until January 10 2016 closed days December 31 and January 01 The exhibition will be held in Yerevan Mall Special discount rates are offered for children AMD 2200 on weekdays and AMD 3300 on weekends Adult tickets will cost AMD 2900 and AMD 3900 respectively Special rates for group school tours are also available This unique event will introduce you to the latest developments of engineering through interacting with robots from all over the world some of which perfectly incorporate the latest trends in robotics artificial intelligence and robot teaching systems Since one of the major goals of this project is teaching special attention is paid to it at all levels from selection of robots to accompanying activities and excursions etc Visitors will get to interact personally with each robot play with them have fun with them and take photos The exhibition will feature over 20 interactive robots from various countries and the best of Armenian robotics Other entertainments include the dancing robot show quadcopter zone robolab Lego brainstorming robot building sessions robot programming and robomarket Among the robots will be the celebrated RoboThespian a life sized humanoid robot and one of the world s most cutting edge and emotional robots It can interact with humans imitate their movements sing dance laugh cry and even recite Shakespeare due to which it has already been featured in quite a few modern stage plays RoboThespian even performed onstage at the CeBit opening ceremony in 2014 in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron Another guest in Yerevan is therapeutic robot Paro from Japan designed to administer the documented benefits of animal therapy to patients in hospitals and nursing homes also Baxter from the US performing various industrial operations robowaiter Yosha from Ukraine RoboFootball from

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/economy/view/35011 (2016-02-14)
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  • The Only Way Out Is to Cut Exports to Russia - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    negative The losses were so big that problems continue In the middle of the next year the export rate will be zero he said Earlier this year the exports of wine and brandy to Russia fell dramatically The Armenian producers faced problems with sales in Russia The agreements signed with Russian companies were in rubles Avag Harutiunyan says the Russian partners do not agree to sign contracts in dollar amounts This year a 20 increase in exports of wine and brandy had been forecasted However the forecast did not come true due to the shock at the end of the past year namely the dropping rate of the ruble and problems in Russia According to him at this stage the issues of diversification of export markets are being looked into as the only way out Armenian exporters are facing the Chinese and European markets Exports increase by 1 per year to each of these markets According to Avag Harutiunyan this is a good process as in 5 years the share of Russia in exports of these products will be 70 against today s 82 A lot will depend on the situation in Russia the price of oil Due to decrease of exports and sales the wineries and brandy houses cannot pay for grapes Avag Harutiunyan says 2016 will be successful for wineries but will be bad for farmers It will be good for wineries because they bought grapes very cheaply and they do not have to pay for the grapes early The farmers will not get their amounts which they will need in spring or they will get partly April May will be a time of crisis for the farmers he says According to the head of the of Armenian Winemakers Association the wineries paid for only 70 000 tons

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/economy/view/34994 (2016-02-14)
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  • Investments from Russia Fell Drastically, Investments from Other Countries Increased - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    000 drams compared with the same period of the past year including direct investments increased by 17 973 100 000 drams In the same period the investments in the Armenian economy from Russia have declined steeply In the past nine years investments decreased by 23 936 600 000 drams including a 34 237 200 000 drams decrease of direct investments Swiss investments were mainly directed into mining as well as

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/economy/view/34993 (2016-02-14)
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  • Ukrainian International Airlines will double the frequency of flights - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    will double the frequency of flights Lragir am Business Wednesday 25 November 2015 12 50 Ukrainian International Airlines МАУ is going to double the flights to Yerevan in summer of 2016 Now the airline operates one flight per day Staring from July 15 Ukrainian International Airlines will operate the second flight per day At the moment discussions are held with another Ukrainian airlines YAN AIR on the possibility of airline

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/economy/view/34972 (2016-02-14)
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  • EEU Countries Didn't Support Limit on Duty-Free Internet Shopping - Lragir.am - Armenia Online
    51 The countries of the Eurasian Economic Union have not supported the proposal of the Eurasian Economic Commission on lowering the limit on duty free internet shopping from 1000 euro to 150 euro the Russian first deputy minister of economic development Alexey Likhachov told reporters Armenpress informed referring to TASS No decision was made in the result of the meeting yesterday Perhaps the issue will be discussed again on the

    Original URL path: http://m.lragir.am/index/eng/1/economy/view/34968 (2016-02-14)
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