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30 May, 2013
30 May, 2013
With a few keystrokes you could bring a family together Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. can play an important role in helping people find their family history. And all it takes is a computer, some basic software provided and a little of your time. The Ancestry World Archives Project is thousands of volunteers from around the world with a passion for genealogy and a desire to help others discover their roots. Details and people long ago forgotten are found and stories are preserved for generations to come. And you can be a part of it in no time. Meet a third cousin for the first time. When combined with 34 million family trees and 10 billion records on ancestry.com.
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23 May, 2013
23 May, 2013
People who care about Georgia need to come to an understanding about what happened on Friday 17 May 2013 in Tbilisi. A group of people decided to demonstrate against homophobia and a very large mob of people chased them away and in some cases beat them severely. There were many police but they were not successful in managing the crowds.
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23 May, 2013
23 May, 2013
IN a class discussion on feminist art, a student posed a question asking what does being a feminist mean in today’s society? The student was quoting pretty high profile female leaders in the art and business world distancing themselves from the word ‘feminist’.
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23 May, 2013
23 May, 2013
IT is hard to find someone who has not eaten chocolate. Have you ever thought that chocolate might be good for your health although your doctor would tell you that it is too sweet and too fat for us? Chocolate has host of health benefits and is good for just about every part of body. It makes you slim, smart and happy, gives you energy, prevents wrinkles, and slows down muscle ageing.
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23 May, 2013
23 May, 2013
Let me first state that I know its illegal to do electrical work yourself if what you run gets connected to 220v.However a friend said years ago his dad ran his own cables through his house then called an electrician out to do the final connection and certify it.
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16 May, 2013
16 May, 2013
Back in Shevardnadze's day when people talked about people working for the government they talked about compromats. It was a system. Just as it was a system where traffic police had to pay for their jobs, and could collect money from the population to pass upstairs to keep their job and to pay off the debts they incurred to buy the job.
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16 May, 2013
16 May, 2013
On 13 May, Georgian troops stationed in Afghanistan found themselves in the thick of it as they sustained a surprise combined attack on their Chirgaz military base in Helmand province.
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16 May, 2013
16 May, 2013
Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are the berries which are very useful for our health; they are tasty and also, very usable as the ingredients of our regular diet.
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16 May, 2013
16 May, 2013
The long wait for the Samsung Galaxy S4 finally met a good end with its official announcement on March 14. Thanks to Samsung to clear all the rumors and news about Galaxy S4. Since the Smartphone is unveiled, you might have checked out its specs, right? So, are you impressed from the Smartphone? What are the good and bad points in the Galaxy S4?
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09 May, 2013
09 May, 2013
On Easter the topic of Georgia's demographic problem and abortion was raised. I don't agree that abortion should be illegal or even that there is a demographic problem, but it is good that the conversation has started about the topic. Georgia has one of the highest abortion rates in the world. Also, Georgia, along with Armenia and Azerbaijan, has among the highest rates of sex selective abortions in the world, around the levels of India and China.
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09 May, 2013
09 May, 2013
Apple sold 5 million iPhone 5 units in the first three days after release in the USA and Europe. Georgia sales figures are around half a million. Considering most of these buyers never saw, held or played with an iPhone 5 in person, that’s a big leap of faith. While we haven’t seen any flubs the scale of “Antennagate” this time around, there have been plenty of complaints about the new smartphone. . .
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02 May, 2013
02 May, 2013
The end of Shevardnadze's traffic police and the creation of the Patrol Police is one of the most talked about reforms of the former government. There is no more powerful symbol of a clear break with the past. And it worked. Patrol Police continue to be a respected group in Georgia. But Georgia in 2013 is different from Georgia in 2003, so maybe it is time to take a look at the police and see if what we have what we need.
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02 May, 2013
02 May, 2013
It’s always a useful task to put some perspective onto the rate of technological change over the last decade or two. I have talked about Generation “Y” and the millenials in earlier editorials, with the video of the toddler using an iPad with ease, but being dumbfounded by a magazine, illustrating perfectly how the children of the internet age are true digital natives. What’s really interesting to look into is the way the new ‘totally mobile’ generation are using the internet, social media and connectivity in different ways to the rest of us.
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25 April, 2013
25 April, 2013
Americans don't know much about Chechnya. The most recent conflict rekindled around the time Putin and the FSB was given power in Russia at the end of 1999 and beginning of 2000, and lasted until around 2007. Unlike the Chechen war in the 90's, this was not simply a nationalistic insurgency, but had a strong element of international political islam.
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25 April, 2013
25 April, 2013
They’re stealing copper wiring from streetlights, stripping it from electrical substations, and burrowing into the ground for it as if mining precious metal. Always a problem, metal scavengers have become more brazen in the economic downturn, authorities said, sometimes endangering public safety across Georgia and even in thea USA: Philadelphia and South Jersey.
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18 April, 2013
18 April, 2013
There is a great opportunity for the new government in terms of how they view information. The old way to view information was the more information I have that nobody else has, the more successful I am. The new way is that the more effective and precise the information I can get to people, the more successful I am. For Georgia, the change from the first to the second is taking too long.
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18 April, 2013
18 April, 2013
Talk about first impressions; telephone greetings are critical. I’ve heard many times complaints from foreigners visiting Tbilisi that home phones are kind of wild in terms of answering etiquette. As there are few answering machines installed on the city home phone lines. Home phones are unanswered, messages are lost. Answering machine culture is a part of reality in the USA, UK, Canada and Germany.
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11 April, 2013
11 April, 2013
There is a question about governments, particularly about the new Georigan government. Can it create and enforce rules to make peoples lives better? The former government had somewhat of a philosophical conviction that government regulation was by its nature a bad thing; that governments stood in the way of people living their lives and conducting their business, because of this, Georgia has less regulation than in almost any country in the world.
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11 April, 2013
11 April, 2013
I don’t read much news normally. I am the opposite of Jamal, character on a rather spectacularly popular TV show My Wife’s Girlfriends, who is glued to the TV, listening to the news of each and every day. I do read a little bit from time to time, to hear the latest gossip, to keep up with bizarre developments, latest one being depriving the defendant of a right to speedy trial, but overall I just do it to keep from looking like an idiot when people talk to me about politics.
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11 April, 2013
11 April, 2013
In some countries, like France, having your wifi network (adsl router, etc) unprotected is illegal. But it is generally good practice to always have your network protected.
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GJ Editor's comment
12 November, 2015
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Just in Denmark, not in Georgia! Aren’t we lucky that nothing
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After evolving in parallel for centuries, thanks to UNESCO, the three Georgian alphabets became intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
On January 20, in the wee small hours of the morning, Georgia Time, NBA All Star participants were finally announced by TNT.
On January 19 Orthodox Georgians celebrate Epiphany feast.
The world-famous American musician Moby expressed his support to Georgian rock band The Mins at the nearest Eurovision contest publicly.
“The true theater, because it moves and makes use of living instruments, continues to stir up shadows where life has never ceased to grope its way,”
Georgia’s Dashbashi Canyon transforms into a real miracle in winter time.
Business Insider UK published an incredible footage shot in Georgia.
Georgian contemporary artist Andro Wekua’s works will be exhibited in a leading contemporary art gallery in New York from January 26 to February 25.
Vazha Machitashvili is the youngest Georgian beekeeper who has been discovered by a well-known journalist and photographer Goga Chanadiri.
The rhetoric of sexism and division during the US Presidential campaign has left many concerned.
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