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27 June, 2013
27 June, 2013
On Saturday, I walked from Rustaveli down Gia Chanturia Street with an international journalist to Alexandres Park. There were so many cars parked on the sidewalk above the Literature Museum, we had to walk in the street. When we arrived in the park and sat on a bench to talk, two security police came by and said interviews are forbidden unless we have approval. It all served to show me once again how vulnerable we are when in public space and how vulnerable public space is in Georgia.
For some reason, probably having to do with the residue of Soviet mentality, there is a feeling that people in a park can be told what to do and what not to do, with no control on that.
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27 June, 2013
27 June, 2013
Georgian society is caught up in a multitude of internal political problems and this affacts its foreign policy. Key issues are not in the limelight any longer, as they once were, albeit still omnipotent and strategic. In spite of the range of issues that remain important to Georgia, the region, and the international community, NATO integration and gaining EU membership remains paramount to Georgia’s policy direction. All other issues, even collectively – on the domestic level are less important – and issues of so called “cohabitation” of former regime and current democratically elected government draws attention away from a larger and more pressing discussion. It is a matter of not being able to see the forest for the trees.
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27 June, 2013
27 June, 2013
Hands-free technologies might make it easier for drivers to text, talk on the phone, or even use Facebook while they drive, but new findings from Traffic Safety Research show dangerous mental distractions exist even when drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.
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20 June, 2013
20 June, 2013
This past week saw very important Iranian presidential elections. The coverage on the Georigan news was slight, it was treated like the typical international news: Obama said something about something, big shots meet in Switzerland, people die in Syria, some flood in Paraguay or Bangladesh. There wasn't much context, or what this means for Georgia.
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20 June, 2013
20 June, 2013
How does society reconcile the technological benefits and privacy impacts of new technology? Deep packet inspection is just one seemingly neutral technological application that can have a significant impact on privacy rights and other basic civil liberties, especially as market forces, the enthusiasm of technologists and the influence of national security interests grow stronger.
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13 June, 2013
13 June, 2013
The most common topic discussed in Georgian media is Georgia's orientation. It is impossible to escape. A large portion of Georgian mass media are talk shows. A host will have one or more guests and they will discuss things.
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06 June, 2013
06 June, 2013
The protests in Istanbul were a surprise to most. Turkey is a big successful regional power but people had mainly gotten used to thinking of it in terms of its relations to Syria, to NATO and the EU, to Palestine and Israel. Things seemed quiet at home. Then they weren’t. The geographical and emotional center of Istanbul is a big square called Taksim.
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06 June, 2013
06 June, 2013
Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. Humans are carnivorous species. I would even say that we are omnivorous. Humans have hunted and killed animals for meat since prehistoric times. The advent of civilization allowed the domestication of animals and eventually their use in meat production on an industrial scale – this is at least how it is defined in reference books.
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06 June, 2013
06 June, 2013
With the flick of a switch, Philips Electronics may have just dramatically lowered America’s electric bill. In September 2009 the Dutch electronics giant became the first to enter the U.S. Department of Energy’s L Prize competition, which seeks an LED (light emitting diode) alternative to the common 60-watt light bulb. Sixty-watt lights account for 50% of the domestic incandescent market; if they were replaced by LED bulbs, the U.S. could save enough electricity per year to light 17.4 million households. If Philips won the L Prize, back in 2009 it could claim a cash award and Federal purchasing agreements worth about $10 million. Philips’ LED bulb emits the same amount of light as its incandescent equivalent but uses less than 10 watts and lasts for 25,000 hours — or 25 times as long. The diodes emit light whenever electrical currents are passed through them without creating noticeable heat.
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30 May, 2013
30 May, 2013
There is lots of talk about the economy and money and there doesn't seem to be much money circulating around. Orders are down, and some say there is little foreign investment. The main problem is not that there is little foreign investment, it is that those businesses with money in Georgia aren't spending it or putting it in the economy by expanding or establishing new businesses. The reason they aren't doing this is fear.
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30 May, 2013
30 May, 2013
There are various types of grapes available in the world, varying in colour and taste. There are black, purple, green and pink coloured grapes. Grapes are full of vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin C, B6, which are imperative and indispensable for our health. Grape is beneficial for asthma, heart diseases, migraine (in case of migraine it should be taken early in the morning on empty stomach), indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorder, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, blood cholesterol and cataract.
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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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Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia, together with the heads of the GUAM countries, has met with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
Today the Parliament approved candidates for the Supreme Court in Georgia. Opposition parties claim that 20 candidates are politically biased.
Five military servicemen of the Georgian contingent's rapid response unit were injured as a result of a terrorist attack at the Bagram Air Base in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The new PACE session beginning in January 2020 will be an arena of serious confrontation. The interests of Western and Eastern European countries are to confront.
Holiday Factory was officially announced as The Best Incoming Tour Operator 2019 at Welcome To Georgia! National Tourism Award event held in Sheraton Grand Metekhi Palace in Tbilisi on Friday, Dec 6th.
The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly has adopted a special statement regarding Vazha Gaprindashvili, the Georgian doctor who is in illegal detention in occupied Tskhinvali region.
The 8th ordinary session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly - "Future Visions of the Eastern Partnership" has opened in Tbilisi.
During the opposition rally outside Mtskheta City Hall, supporters of the opposition and the Georgian Dream clashed with each other several times.
Police had been blocking entrances to the parliament with metal structures since morning. Patrol Police Chief Vazha Siradze said the metal barricades have been installed due to security reasons.
The riot police used water cannons against the protesters gathered in front of the Parliament building in Tbilisi.
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