2020 July 6
- 1 Anti-Corruption Daily
- 2 What Does 1GB of Mobile Data Cost in Every Country?
- 3 The fired Constitutional Court judges knock on ECHR door
- 4 Mishik can breathe a sigh of relief
- 5 Kocharyan-linked "Privet Rob" murder incident revived by court
- 6 COVID stats
- 7 Pashinyan's COVID briefing:
- 8 137 people broke the self-quarantine rules
- 9 cop vs cab
- 10 Booths distributing masks and info
- 11 30,000 face protection gear...
- 12 ID required before transporting bodies
- 13 Someone keeps making bomb threats
- 14 Another whirlwind strikes Armenia
- 15 3M earthquake strikes...
- 16 YoY crime stats in 2020 vs 2019 Jan-May
- 17 Foreign language exam stats
- 18 NSS uncovers Azeri hackers' plot
- 19 Azeri regime attacks opponents by labeling them "Armenian"
- 20 105yo repatriate has passed away
- 21 YoY food price comparison for May
- 22 Ancient Dvin remains are being restored
- 23 Masha Mnjoyan sings in Armenian...
- 24 Mikael Nalbandyan's writings online
- 25 The battle of ISPs rages on / Competition laws
- 26 Infrastructure upgrades / Drinking asbestos / Kindergartens
- 27 Deaths, marriages, divorces
- 28 Poll: Would you marry someone from the following group?
- 29 Artsakh capital Stepanakert's new residential district
- 30 Henrikh Mkhitaryan is back (spoiler)
- 31 Sunday news
Jul/6/2020 News: (1) Paplavok murder. Kocharyan bodyguard's retrial (2) ECHR (3) Cost of 1GB (4) COVID news (5) ISP merger (6) Stats for Marriage/Deaths/Crime/Food Price/Exams (7) Would u marry non-Armenian? (8) Bomb threat (9) Nature strikes (10) Azeri blogger (11) Dvin city (12) Infrastructure++
What Does 1GB of Mobile Data Cost in Every Country?
155) Malawi $27
138) USA $8
67) Azerbaijan $1.86
43) Moldova $1.12
40) Armenia $1.05
31) Georgia $0.93
1) India $0.09
The fired Constitutional Court judges knock on ECHR door
ex-CC judges Gyulumyan, Tokhyan, and Nazaryan filed a complaint with European Court for Human Rights over a bill that fired them for being "above other judges".
HHK MP Hrayr Tovmasyan joined the complaint because he doesn't like that he was demoted from his CC president's seat.
The govt sent materials to ECHR as part of the investigation.
Mishik can breathe a sigh of relief
Serj's fugitive son-in-law Mikael Minasyan's arrest warrant wasn't approved by the judge.
Former regime's outlets earlier circulated "anonymous" rumors that NSS instructed this judge to give an arrest verdict. The rumor was dismissed by the Supreme Court overseeing judges, and the NSS.
The judge didn't find a problem with the probable cause. The arrest was rejected for being unnecessary.
Minasyan is charged with money laundering and a host of other financial crimes. He's hiding in Sochi կուխնի.
Several months ago prosecutors decided to review a murder incident involving Kocharyan's bodyguard who killed a man in Paplavok restaurant in 2001. The bodyguard killed the man for greeting Kocharyan with "Privet Rob".
A British witness Steven Newton came forward recently saying the justice system completely ignored him at the time.
The bodyguard got away with a slap on his wrist.
Today the court found that new evidence has emerged indicating a more serious crime.
Besides Steven Newton, other witnesses were questioned who confirmed that the death wasn't a result of an "accident", but rather group torture.
The court struck down bodyguard's earlier conviction and sent the case to the lower court for a new trial.
Bodyguard Aghamal is told not to leave Armenia.
+1,133 tested. +330 infected. +162 healed. +7 deaths.
123,815 tested. 11,984 active. 16,302 healed. 491 deaths.
650 serious or critical, 40 on lung vent.
No serious patient is forced to stay home due to a lack of beds.
Pashinyan's COVID briefing:
The Healthcare system is still overloaded. An even stricter lockdown will return if we see that hospitals cannot cope.
We can defeat this only with the cooperation of citizens. After spending time on the streets, I got the impression that people don't fully realize the impact their individual behavior can have on the overall situation.
Don't let it hit you before you do something.
We'll extend the Emergency Situation at least one more time, but we can't do it forever.
137 people broke the self-quarantine rules
Thousands of people are instructed to stay home. Recently a taxi driver went to work after being diagnosed.
Yesterday the police caught a woman who left her home. 137 such incidents so far.
cop vs cab
Police say they approached a taxi to check if they wear masks and the occupants cussed them out before driving away. They chased the car to give a ticket.
The taxi stopped, the passenger got out and punched the cop in the face. The second guy joined the fight.
Booths distributing masks and info
The Red Cross and Pashinyan office installed 36 booths across Yerevan streets to give away masks and teach safety rules.
"They'll come to provinces soon," said PM.
30,000 face protection gear...
...was donated by London-based Dzavaryan brothers. They are students who converted part of their school into a PPE factory.
ID required before transporting bodies
After the recent colossal f***up that led to a grandma's body going missing from morgue, the Healthcare Ministry began requiring hospitals to attach the patient's ID before transporting the body to the morgue.
A wrong family earlier picked up a wrong grandma's body after visually misidentifying her as their relative.
Someone keeps making bomb threats
At first Yerevan Mall, and now MegaMall and Dalma Garden Mall received calls about bombs.
At 1:30 PM someone said a bomb in MegaMall will go off in 20 minutes. 350 people were evacuated. No bomb was found.
5 minutes after the bomb was supposed to go off, the person said there was a bomb in Dalma Garden Mall.
500 people were evacuated from Dalma. Nothing was found.
Another whirlwind strikes Armenia
This time near Metsamor. It was strong enough to rip away a greenhouse facility's roof and throw is 200m away.
3 ostriches were injured after the wind destroyed the breeding facility roof.
3M earthquake strikes...
... Marmarashen, Ararat. It was felt in the nearby settlements.
YoY crime stats in 2020 vs 2019 Jan-May
Murder 21 (+1)
Traffic laws 477 (-71)
Traffic murders 65 (-24)
Overall 10.7k (+348)
Assaulting government officials 27 (+13)
Assaulting public servants 1279 (-154)
Foreign language exam stats
Recently 2058 students gave foreign language exams.
1773 for English (avg 14.6pts out of 20)
169 for Russian (avg 12.3pts)
57 for German (avg 15.3pts)
51 for French (avg 15.6pts)
3 for Italian (avg 14.5pts)
NSS uncovers Azeri hackers' plot
NSS report says: Azeri hackers disguised as diasporan Armenians and tried to get military info from Armenian soldiers and their family members.
The soldiers were trained about this social engineering and contacted NSS, with a few exceptions, in which people fell for it.
Azeri regime attacks opponents by labeling them "Armenian"
Popular opposition blogger Mehman Huseynov has been at the center of Aliyev regime's repressions.
Now the regime wants to discredit him by claiming his mother Frangiz Badir Zadeh was Armenian, and that she was adopted by Crimean Tatars, and that her real name was Evgenya Ovanesova (Hovhannesyan?)
Opposition Turan outlet examined the documents that claim the mother was Armenian, and found them to be fake because of some language nuances during USSR.
105yo repatriate has passed away
In March, a 105yo Turkish-Italian-Armenian hat-maker Nurhan Yusupovich wished to have Armenian citizenship after repatriating. Pashinyan gave him a passport.
Nurhan passed away today.
YoY food price comparison for May
Food and beverages +1%
Bakery and cereals +3.4%
Tobacco and alcohol +11.7%
Fish and seafood -4.6%
Ancient Dvin remains are being restored
Dvin's remnants near Hnaberd settlements are being restored as part of a $301,000 project.
The preliminary work is done. An auction will be announced.
3 monuments will be renovated and fortified, including parts of a church that stayed below the ground for years.
"Once we dig more and restore everything, we'll be able to turn it into a tourist site."
Masha Mnjoyan sings in Armenian...
... during Australian Voice. She earlier participated in the Armenian Voice before moving to Australia.
She won in the PlayOff tournament.
Mikael Nalbandyan's writings online
The American University of Armenia did an "unprecedented" digitization of Nalbandyan's writings and made the entire collection available online.
The battle of ISPs rages on / Competition laws
Context: UCOM ISP's founding director Yesayan was kicked out. Yesayan created a new TEAM ISP and wants to buy financially troubled Beeline ISP.
UCOM isn't happy that TEAM wants to buy Beeline. UCOM itself tried to unsuccessfully buy Beeline earlier.
UCOM claims that TEAM founder Yesayan stole data from UCOM while he was still UCOM's director, and he's now using the stolen data to negotiate with Beeline.
UCOM has asked regulators to halt the TEAM-Beeline merger talks.
Infrastructure upgrades / Drinking asbestos / Kindergartens
Tsovak's 5km drinking water system is being renovated. Built-in 1956, the asbestos-rich pipes are in poor shape.
The new pipes will be made of iron and metal-plastic. The project is worth $127,000.
15 kindergartens are being built or renovated in Kotayk. This will allow 1,500 kids to attend one without traveling long distances. 200 new jobs.
Deaths, marriages, divorces
Between January-May, the deaths have reduced -2.1% YoY.
Marriages in the same months of...
Divorces in the same months of...
Poll: Would you marry someone from the following group?
Armenian 98% (i.e.,98% of Armenians would marry another Armenian)
Russian 45%, Italian 40%, American 39%, Ukrainian 34%, Georgian 33%, Jewish 22%, Molokan 19%, Indian 18%, Kurd/Yezidi 14%, Turk 5%.
Artsakh capital Stepanakert's new residential district
...will have 300 apartments. The govt is working with the construction firm about the pricing.
120 flats ready by 2022, and another 180 by 2025.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is back (spoiler)
He scored Roma's goal against Napoli. Roma lost 1:2
Heno received a performance "Sofa Score" of 7.8 for his play. Only the goalkeeper surpassed him.
"I think we played better today. We didn't deserve to lose. Our lack of focusing led to opponent's 82nd-minute goal," said Heno.
The goal: https://youtu.be/5kZBhh-jRsM?t=135
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