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Tuesday, April 5
Kaladze protests Demetradze’s detention

Kakha Kaladze, the captain of the Georgian football team, once again protested against the verdict on footballer Giorgi Demetradze in his interview with Kviris Palitra.

“Giorgi is my friend and be sure that if he had any connection with the criminal world I would not have expressed any protest to protect his rights. As soon as Demetradze was detained I voiced my statement immediately, because several things occurred to me after watching the detention video. I cannot understand what Giorgi has in common with this criminal, moreover 6 year imprisonment is not fair for him,” Kaladze said.

According to him, he was to make a statement in support of Giorgi Demetradze along with several others; however they changed their minds.

‘When footballers heard about the verdict, they were very upset. I made a statement before the Georgia-Croatia match. Several people were to join me at the news conference, however they did not appear, they hid’, Kaladze said.

After making this statement, false information was released that Kaladze had been arrested for several hours, however the footballer brushed aside such speculation. “This is totally silly information, it is not worth commenting on,” Kaladze told the paper.

Giorgi Demetradze was sentenced to 6-year imprisonment for links to the ‘criminal world’.

Georgian Scientists Give Public Lectures at Schools

First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Koka Sepherteladze and the General Director of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Sulkhan Sisauri attended the public lecture of Georgian Scientists at Tbilisi Public School ¹42, 24 Hours reports.

The lecture was organized in the scope of the “Leonardo Da Vinci “Contest initiated by the Ministry for schoolchildren-inventors. In order to raise schoolchildren’s interest in science and technology, Doctor of Science Kakha Tavzarashvili gave a public lecture on the role of information technology and Nanotechnology in life.

From March 2, 2011 in the scope of the “Leonardo Da Vinci “Contest, public lectures are organized at public schools. More than 40 Georgian Scientists will take part in these lectures.

The aim of the “Leonardo Da Vinci “contest is to promote creative thinking among schoolchildren, to develop their practical skills and get them interested in technical innovations.

Koka Sepherteladze and Sulkhan Sisauri once again introduced the program of this competition and conditions of participation to the schoolchildren and encouraged them to participate in the contest.