Na/Ne 2010 journalist award ceremony held in Yerevan

Review of January 31 – February 6 social events.

The past week started with Na/Ne 2010 journalist award ceremony. Over 100 articles were submitted for the annual media competition. Journalist of Aravot paper Gohar Hakobyan was the first in Printed Article category. 12 works were submitted for Radio Program category, with Armine Gevorgyan (Radio Hye) celebrating victory in it. Meanwhile, none of 29 works submitted for TV Program category managed to gain the first place. Seda Stepanyan, a student of Yerevan State Linguistic University, won in Student’s Work category.

PanARMENIAN.Net - Status Holding company was the first in Trade Advertisement category. Anna Muradyan celebrated victory in Online or Blog Article category, for which the biggest number of works (43) was submitted. Inna Mkhitaryan was the first in Photo category. The works submitted for the Na/Ne annual media competition should have covered the activities and achievements, problems and challenges of women in political, economic and social spheres from the gender equality perspective.

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Yerevan Mayor’s office took action to clean snow off the streets and eliminate traffic jams after the major snowfall. 46 snowploughs, 23 sand scattering units and 19 items of pavement cleaning equipment were enabled to clear streets and pavements of snow. Road police was actively assisting the works.

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Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world. WHO estimates that 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 and 2015 without intervention. Each year on 4 February, WHO supports International Union Against Cancer to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer. Preventing cancer and raising quality of life for cancer patients are recurring themes.

Cancer can’t be treated, yet it’s preventable, Armenian-American Health Center director Khachanush Hakobyan said. “At our Center, 80-100 patients are examined daily, with 30-40% of examinations purely prophylactic. However, this is the greatest of our achievements, which allowed us to save 2800 lives,” she stressed. The cost of mammography examination at Armenian-American Health Center is AMD 11 000, uterus canal examination costs AMD 4 000. Special category patients (disabled, mothers of large families) are examined free-of-charge.

Over 213 669 patients were examined at the Center in the course of 13 years. About 6 500 patients were diagnosed with malignant breast cancer. 43 women out of 29 153 examined were diagnosed with cervical cancer, with precancerous condition detected in 131 patients.

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A group of about 60 Armenian students gathered at the Egyptian embassy in Yerevan in sign of support to the Egyptian opposition demanding resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. As one of the organizers Arthur Minasyan told PanARMENIAN.Net they will voice support to the Egyptians’ struggle against the corrupt government. The demonstrators handed over to the embassy a letter addressed to the oppositionists in Cairo.

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Yerevan Mayor Karen Karapetyan referred to the ban on construction in green areas of Yerevan during a meeting with UK ambassador Charles Lonsdale. As the Mayor said, his office will take action to prevent any construction in green areas and cutting down trees.

Lilit Harutyunyan / PanARMENIAN News
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