On the occasion of the New Year and the Christmas holidays, His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians visited today a charity canteen in Echmiadzin operating next to the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin. As the information department at the Holy See reports, the Catholicos brought his blessings and congratulation s to the lonely elders and socially vulnerable people. During the visit, His Holiness had a dinner with the elderly people and talked to them on broad issues of their interest. As the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin reports under the sponsorship of the Mother Echmiadzin five charity canteens operate in Armenia’s different towns that serve around 900 people daily on regular basis. Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու … [Read more...] about Catholicos of All Armenians had dinner with elderly people at Echmiadzin charity canteen
Liverpool is spoilt for choice when it comes to its pubs and many of them have been around a lot longer than most of us have been alive. In a lot of cases the people who run them have been there for years too" Each ensures the smooth running of their pub and each has developed strong relationships with their customers. Inside, they combine everything the city is loved for: its humour, its music and its larger-than-life characters. While we know the below list is by no means an exhaustive one, we hope it highlights just how lucky we are to have so many fine establishments which have stood the test of time. Peter Kavanagh’s When it comes to Peter Kavanagh's there is one thing which has helped it stand the test of time and that is Rita Smith, who has been in charge for more than 25 years. She's seen the pub go through so many changes including its small facelift back in 2015. However, there is one thing she credits for the pub's success and reputation, and that is its customers. … [Read more...] about The people who run Liverpool’s oldest pubs describe what makes them great
Popular on social media As Ukraine imports most of its coal from Russia, ‘Russia sells coal stolen from … 324 Ukraine bursts into top 20 viewers of Pornhub in 2018 296 Ukraine to receive the Orthodox Church independence on Christmas Eve 186 Ukraine and the world The U.S, House of Representatives on Dec.11 joined the Senate in approving a resolution that the 85th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, should serve as a reminder of repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine.” Both the Senate and House resolutions recognize “that ‘Joseph Stalin and those around him committed genocide against the Ukrainians in 1932–1933.’” National news Ukrainian court unfreezes accounts of Yanukovych allies’ firms. Kyiv’s Pechersky court has ruled to lift the freezing order as regards at least 26 accounts, which law enforcers associate with fugitive … [Read more...] about Daily Digest: Top news from Friday, Dec. 14.
Christmas is a time for giving, for eating all of the nice foods and watching soppy films or the Queens Speech. These are just a few things to tick off the to-do list every December. If you have little ones, a trip to Santa's grotto may also be on the ticklist. For most of us, when we think of Santa Claus, we think of an old man with a big white bushy beard delivering presents down our chimneys and supping on a glass of milk (or can of beer) before hopping off next door. But does this image need adapting for modern times? One company has suggested the possibility that the magical character could become a gender neutral person, Mirror Online reports. And it's safe to say that the proposal has created quite the debate. Have your say poll loading Should Santa be gender neutral? 0+ VOTES SO FAR Yes No TV personalities and even politicians have weighed in on the issue, with many people confused as to why people are arguing about the issues when - sorry to ruin your childhood dreams - … [Read more...] about People are saying that Santa should be gender neutral
Two British kids are believed to injured following a huge tram crash in Lisbon tonight. According to Portuguese media there are around 28 people injured as a result of the smash. Passers-by rescued the British baby and child from the wreckage as emergency services rushed to the scene. A witness claimed the tram appeared to be in 'disarray' after a failed attempt to brake - then crashed into the corner of a building. He said he heard 'a bang' and 'people screaming'. Several people were seen being taken away on stretchers, their wounds visible, Publico reports. The incident happened at around 6pm local time on Friday, the Daily Mirror reports. Dramatic photographs show the devastating scene, with the vehicle appearing to be completely flipped over. The tram, unrecognisable, lies in the dark street strewn with debris as emergency services crowd around. It has been completely destroyed after the accident in the Lapa area of the … [Read more...] about Lisbon tram crash: Two British kids believed to among 28 people injured