Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Georgia News Tidbits

Two items that caught my eye today. No falling back for us this year, and the meeting of eros and science.
[Courtesy of Jonathan Kulick]

Georgia to stay on daylight saving time

Svobodnaya Gruzia reported that according to Deputy Minister of Economy Natia Turnava, Georgia will not change back to standard time this fall. The paper reported that the presidential decree regarding time change was approved by the government.
Svobodnaya Gruzia stated that on October 30 the country will not move clocks back one hour. According to the paper, Turnava said that this would reduce energy consumption. "Moreover, summer time corresponds to our biological rhythm," Turnava stated, adding that starting from now, Georgia will no longer change time with the season. According to the paper, daylight saving time, or summer time, has been in force in Georgia since the 1980s.

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Academy of Science under fire for unregistered brothel

Police claim they have found an unregistered sauna operating as a brothel on the first floor of the Planning and Research Center of the Academy of Sciences.

According to news reports, police discovered the sauna on Saturday, October 15, when they responded to noise complaints. Residents living in the neighborhood also reportedly complained of fights and occasional shootings.

"This was den of immorality. There are no other words to describe this organization. How is it possible to deliver lectures to students when immoral actions take place on the first floor of the same building? The investigation is underway," Deputy Head of the Constitutional Security Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rezo Topuridze said.


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