Samvel Ter-Sahakyan U18 world chess vice champion

Review of October 29 - November 4 sports events

November 4, 2010
Chess: Armenia’s Samvel Ter-Sahakyan won silver at the World Youth Chess Championship in Porto Karras, Greece. Samvel Ter-Sahakyan was leading the U18 category until the last round, where he suffered a defeat by Russia’s Alexander Shimanov.
Armenia and world:

The name of the person ordering Hrant Dink murder may remain secret

The age –related “confusion” suggests that Samast should be set free immediately, or else he could name the actual person ordering Dink’s murder.

November 3, 2010
On December 31, a law, stipulating 1,5-3 year’s arrest term for the accused will be introduced into Turkey’s criminal code. According to Aksam Turkish newspaper, Ogun Samast, accused with the murder of the editor-in-chief of Agos Armenian-Turkish newspaper Hrant Dink, can be released, having been under arrest for 3 years and 9 months.
IT & Telecom:

Over 1,5 million internet users listed in Armenia

As of October 1, 2010, over 1,5 million internet users were listed in Armenia, according to member of Armenia’s Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) Samvel Arabajyan.

November 3, 2010
Over 160 thousand broadband internet users were reported as of October 1 against 125 thousand in January 1. Twofold decrease of dial-up internet users was observed over the first half-year of 2010, their current number comprising 21 thousand. In January-September 2010, 7833 Mbps bandwidth was reported in Armenia providing twofold traffic increase.

Azerbaijani media still trying to justify their defeat

The best thing Azerbaijani journalists can do is to accept the reality and think over their unworthy behavior.

November 3, 2010
Azerbaijani media still trying to justify their defeat
Azerbaijani media representatives do not give up attempts to justify their defeat at the 17th exhibition festival of press and news agencies in Tehran.

CIS customs officers to combat shadow economy

A ferry dock will be built in Kerch, what will help boost the flow of Armenia-bound goods.

October 30, 2010
Heads of customs services of CIS member states gathered in Yerevan to tackle a number of issues to integrate their economies.

Turkish activists succeed in PR action in Armenia

Beklevic and Orsek have failed the conference they wanted to organize with Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation.

October 29, 2010
The arrival of representatives of rather obscure and marginal party – Powerful Turkey – in Yerevan has become a subject of close attention of the Armenian media and some experts rather than the RA National Security Service (NSS). Possibly, everything would have been normal – rather serious Turkish experts and political analysts arrive in Armenia often and nobody invites them to the NSS. But two representatives of Powerful Turkey were invited for a “conversation,” what has caused various comments. Definitely, the October 30 events in Yerevan were an evident PR action. However, it is unclear why Armenians have fallen for it.

Armenia hosts the most delicious festival

The initiators of the barbecue fest promise a better organization next year.

September 22, 2010
The second barbecue festival was held in Akhtala, Lori region of Armenia, on Sunday, September 12. It was dated to two other events: re-consecration of Surb Mariam Astvatsatsin Church and inauguration of a monument to wedding rings.