YEREVAN. – Over the coming weeks, we will approve Armenia’s development strategy until 2030, and which will include numerous provisions—also, the strategy of the road we will pass until 2040. Candidate for Prime Minister, ex-President Serzh Sargsyan, said the aforementioned at Tuesday’s special session of the National Assembly, and devoted to the election of the new PM of the country. He expressed a view that after submitting this program, everyone will come to realize that the declaration on having a population of four million in Armenia by the year 2040 was not just a declaration, but it was realistic, and they will bring it to fruition. “We can’t persuade millions of people to come to Armenia,” Sargsyan added. “But we can [persuade]—at least 100 thousands [of people] because not everyone has achieved the fulfillment of their dream by emigrating from the Republic of Armenia. And in the event of providing certain economic … [Read more...] about Sargsyan: We can persuade at least 100,000 people to immigrate to Armenia
Earth Day has now reached its 48th year, and according to the Earth Day Network (EDN) over one billion people in 192 countries are thought to have taken part in this year’s event. Celebrated every year on Aprill 22, the global day of environmental action is thought to be the largest secular observance in the world. Each Earth Day, individuals and organisations from across the globe participate in action intended to world towards a healthier environment for future generations. 10 photographs to show to anyone who doesn't believe in climate change 10 show all 10 photographs to show to anyone who doesn't believe in climate change 1/10 A group of emperor penguins face a crack in the sea ice, near McMurdo Station, Antarctica Kira Morris 2/10 Amid a flood in Islampur, Jamalpur, Bangladesh, a woman on a raft searches for somewhere dry to take shelter. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable places in the world to sea level rise, which is expected to make tens of … [Read more...] about Earth Day: what is it and how do people mark it around the world?
In Britain, there seems to only be one acceptable response to someone asking you how you are. Whether your day has been amazing or terrible, the answer is always the same: I’m fine, thanks. It satisfies the enquirer that they can move on with the conversation. My mum died when I was 20. I was technically an adult, with adult friends, but losing mum made me feel like a child again. I felt lost and helpless, and my closest family and friends had no idea how to treat me, as they too battled their own grief. Plenty of people wanted desperately to help me, but many had absolutely no idea what to say or how to approach me. So they asked me how I was. And I answered: I’m fine, thanks. I’m now 23 and run a support network for bereaved young people aged 16 to 30. From the outside, I look like the worst of my grief is over and I’m coping well. Perhaps it is, but I’ve learnt the hard way that you can’t predict grief – anyone who has lost someone will know … [Read more...] about This is why I’ve stopped saying ‘I’m fine, thanks’ when people ask how I am
THE Brexit wreckers in the House of Lords have started to inflict significant defeats on the Government this week. They plan to send back to the Commons a raft of amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill which are designed to subvert Brexit, or even stop it altogether. Of course, the Lords — like much of the British Establishment — are completely out of touch. Probably 80 per cent of peers or more voted Remain, including the ex-EU commissioners and former civil servants and diplomats who sold Britain down the EU river in the first place. They forget. Parliament voted overwhelmingly to have the referendum. The people voted Leave in the largest single democratic vote ever held in our country. Parliament voted overwhelmingly to invoke Article 50, which implemented the final decision to leave. More than 80 per cent of voters at the last election backed parties who said they now supported Leave. The Lords are entitled to challenge the Commons to think again on any piece of … [Read more...] about Anti-Brexit Lords are pitting Parliament against the people
Two people have been injured and a dog has died after an "altercation" in Toxteth. Merseyside Police confirmed they were called to Wendell Street, off Smithdown Road, at 7.15pm and found a man and a woman suffering a number of injuries. An injured dog which was found at the scene was removed for veterinary attention but has since died. Six people have been arrested and are currently being questioned by detectives. The man and woman have been taken to hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Witnesses at the scene said they saw a "fight break out" before hearing police arrive at an address near the Smithdown Road end of Wendell Street. A police cordon was in place, with several police officers and a forensics van at the scene. A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: "An investigation is ongoing into the circumstances of the disturbance and it is still in the very early stages. "Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police, quoting ref 1027 of 21 … [Read more...] about Dog dies and two people injured after ‘altercation’