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  1. MEME:

    A 90-second video by Polish Timelapse Media group who traveled to Georgia and tried to show the most impressive sights of the country. Cities and landmarks shown in the footage include Batumi, Sameba Cathedral. Gelati, Gori, Kutaisi, Mestia, Tbilisi, Sighnaghi, Stepantsminda and Uplistsikhe. Link: http://goo.gl/2rjCPZ

    The 2nd meme this week comes from Moscow: Khachapuri, a Georgian restaurant near Paveletsky Station, was seized by a group of attackers last Thursday the 9th of August. A Youtube video shot from inside the establishment shows a group of indeterminate size forcing their way into the restaurant and fighting with security. Link: http://goo.gl/0lUECy


    A special thanks to our Santa Monica Bureau chief for sending in this article, “Expensive Armenia Sky”, which discusses the high prices of flights from Armenia and explains why Armenians are coming to Georgia in order to take cheaper flights abroad. Link: http://goo.gl/b5l5c9

    CRRC’s blog post on “Gender inequality in the South Caucasus” Link: http://goo.gl/cK6uYq

    TI Georgia’s blog post on the Judiciary after the Parliamentary elections in 2012. Link: http://goo.gl/0LLM6n

    TI Georgia’s report on Personnel changes since Parliamentary elections, which discusses how many people were fired and resigned from various ministries and governmental institutions. Link: http://goo.gl/jcXjWr

  2. For all of you in NY interested in having Georgian food, check out Oda House on 76 Avenue B in Manhattan. Link: http://goo.gl/5bFz5R

    The Georgian Post declared an international contest to design a new street mailbox . To view this private contest, you must create an account on 99designs.com and then search for the Georgian post. More info about the contest will be on the forum. The Georgian Post declared an international contest to create a new mailbox design. The Georgian Post will purchase the best design from the author. To view this private contest, you must create an account on 99designs.com.

    1. Go to 99designs.com, and click on the “Designers, join us” button on the right side of the page.
    2. Create a profile
    3. Then click “Browse” and search for “Post” OR go to this website, link: http://goo.gl/iTB2XW.

    Please note: you will not be able to view this webpage unless you have created an account!

    Here is more info on the contest:

    “Our company requires the design of post boxes (street mailboxes) that might be installed in streets of our city. These are the boxes where people throw their outgoing letters into.

    The requirements are as follows:

    1. Design should be modern (as opposed to the conservative nature of the Post business). Can be (is desired to be) eye-catchy (though should not be very “offending”), or can be minimalistic but tasteful. You are totally free with your imagination. Only requirement is that it should not be dull/ordinary/traditional.
    2. Design should be practical, i.e. the practical characteristics of the postal box typical usage should be considered. E.g. the design that makes placement or retrieval of letters to/from the box uncomfortable is obviously undesired. We don’t have any particular requirements on the shape or dimensions. It’s just that it should be practical!
    3. It should be something that can be practically implemented and mass-produced. The implementation costs will be considered, i.e. the shape that is visually outstanding, but requires very complex and costly manual work to be actually implemented, might be discarded.

    We require the design of stand-alone street post boxes. But if you can also provide the design of smaller wall-mounted boxes (also to be installed in public places), that would be a big plus.

    Our corporate color is a tone of blue, though it is not a strict requirement. You can find the company’s logo (that should be placed on the box) as an attachment. Thank you for your efforts in advance!”

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