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E-Cigarettes Could Save Lives

E-cigarettes have a generally positive health impact and could significantly reduce the number of smoking-related deaths, new research has found. E-cigarettes could lead to a 21 per cent drop in deaths from smoking-related diseases in those born after 1997, according to a study published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. The …

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Georgian Railway Introduces Double-Deck EMUs

Georgian Railway Introduces Double-Deck EMUs

GEORGIAN Railway (GR) launched its new fleet of Stadler Kiss double-deck EMUs on July 25, when the first two trains were introduced on express services from Tbilisi to the Black Sea resorts of Batumi, Kobuleti, and Ureki. GR signed a €39.6m deal with Stadler in April to acquire four four-car …

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Ancient Script Spurs Rethinking of Historic ‘Backwater’

Ancient Script Spurs Rethinking of Historic ‘Backwater’

At a temple site in the Republic of Georgia, letters carved in stone could change the way we see the development of writing. GRAKLIANI, GEORGIA Sophia Paatashvili, a third-year graduate student in archeology at Ivane Javakashvili Tbilisi State University, was excavating an ancient temple at an Iron Age site called Grakliani …

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Ice Bucket Challenge Funds Gene Discovery in ALS (MND) Research

Ice Bucket Challenge Funds Gene Discovery in ALS (MND) Research

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded an important scientific gene discovery in the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says. Scientists have identified a new gene contributing to the disease, NEK1, The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $115m (£87.7m) from people pouring cold water …

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Rustaveli Boutique Hotel to Open on August 25 in 2016

Rustaveli Boutique Hotel to Open on August 25 in 2016

Rustaveli Boutique Hotel depicting scenes from the Knight in Tiger’s Skin poem will open on August 25, 2016. Cosmetic works are underway in the building at this stage. Equipment and furniture are being installed. The hotel will open in solemn ceremony and official bodies will attend the inauguration ceremony, the …

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Natura Tea Company to Export Georgian Tea to Foreign Markets

Natura Tea Company to Export Georgian Tea to Foreign Markets

Natura Tea Company tea-processing company that appeared on the Georgian market in 2015 plans to launch Georgian tea exports to foreign markets. The company owns a tea processing plant equipped with modern technologies and manufactures 5 varieties of ecologically clean products: yellow, white, green, black and red tea. At the same …

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Barakoni Hotel to Open in Gudauri

Barakoni Hotel to Open in Gudauri

A new hotel will launch operation in Gudauri. LLC Barakoni will open the new hotel as pat of the financial support component that the company obtained under the Host in Georgia governmental program. Total investment value of the project makes up 600 000 USD. The new hotel will employ 13 …

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Liberty Bank Unveils Renovated Regional Branch in Kutaisi

Liberty Bank Unveils Renovated Regional Branch in Kutaisi

Liberty Bank has unveiled a renovated regional branch in Kutaisi, the Imereti Region. The new branch will provide a full package of banking services for more than 15 000 clients a month. There are ATMs and quick payment terminals at the renovated regional branch and clients are able to receive …

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Pistachio in Our Family Project Underway in Georgia

Pistachio in Our Family Project Underway in Georgia

The Georgian Pistachio Association has launched a new project – Pistachio in Our Family. Any citizens are able to join the association and receive three seedlings for planting them in Georgia as part of the project. “The academic board of the association will supervise seedlings development in various regions of …

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