Extraordinarily helpful but extremely destructive fire
January 23, 2017
Being extraordinarily helpful, fire gave humans the first form of portable light and heat. It also gave people the ability to cook food, forge metal tools, form pottery, harden bricks and drive power plants. However, here are few things that have done as much harm to humanity as fire, which can destroy a house with all possessions in less than an hour and can reduce an entire forest to a pile of ash and charred wood.
Understanding language and healing arthritis
January 17, 2017
A lot of pet owners by believe that their animals possess some kind of psychic ability. Actually, it’s quite natural to think that your pet is the most talented on the planet. However, the fact is that some breeds are just naturally a bit — or quite a lot — more gifted than their peers. No matter how hard you try with some breeds, they just won’t be able to perform certain tasks, experts say.
A man 2m 34cm tall
January 13, 2017
Arshavir Grigoryan is 2m 34cm tall. He used to live in Jrashen village of Ararat province with his parents and brother but moved to Paris, France, in 2015. He says not permanently.
Tennis players with disabilities
December 16, 2016
On October 29-30, 2016, Armenia’s Abovyan town hosted a table tennis tournament for people with disabilities dated to the 12th anniversary of Voghji NGO. 7 teams from Yerevan, provinces and Artsakh participated in the event PAN attended and photographed.
“I was happy to help these people become parents”
December 9, 2016
Surrogate maternity always sparks hot debates. Whether to agree to become a surrogate or to choose this variant of becoming parents if all other means have been exhausted is extremely private. One way or another, this decision will involve a lot of people.
Shahid Fahmideh school
November 25, 2016
The relations between Armenia and Iran count thousands of years, although they had not always been friendly. After the Republic of Armenia regained independence, the two states engaged in close cooperation, strengthening economic and cultural ties. As result of this cooperation, Shahid Fahmideh school opened at the Iranian embassy in Yerevan over 20 years ago. PAN visited the school and talked to principal Afshin Mahmoudvandi, while PAN Photo took the photographs of the educational institution.
Armenian tax inspectors 4 times ‘lazier’ than Georgian counterparts
November 15, 2016
There has been a lot of talk recently about unnecessary staff members in some state institutions. To make things clear, PAN decided to compare the number of tax inspectors operating in Armenia and Georgia and their responsibilities.
Where Armenian pilots and controllers study
November 4, 2016
A mature aviation system gives a country a possibility of uninterrupted connection with the different parts of the world. However, we should not forget that besides ensuring communication with the other countries, aviation has great military and strategic importance. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenian aviation suffered a sharp decline, leaving experienced pilots unemployed and forcing some of them to look for a job abroad.
UNICEF and WB analysis
October 5, 2016
Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF. Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children finds that in 19.5 per cent of children in developing countries were living in households that survived on an average of US$1.90 a day or less per person, compared to just 9.2 per cent of adults. Globally, almost 385 million children were living in extreme poverty.
Smartphones instead of food and clothes
October 4, 2016
According to statistical data, despite the decline of Armenian retail business in the first half of 2016, the sales of smartphones, refrigerators, TVs and other equipment has grown.