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Tuesday, January 24
Georgian Dream is going to mobilize 100 000 people

Kviris Palitra writes that interest in billionaire tycoon Bidzina Ivanishvili's Movement Georgian Dream is growing. Leader of Conservatives, Zviad Dzidziguri, an ally of Ivanishvili, says that the movement plans to mobilize 100 000 persons who aim to monitor election stations in order to prevent the falsification of votes.

“National Movement and the President have already begun pre-election campaigns and it is the sign of failure threat. They feel that they have less chances to win forthcoming elections,” Dzidziguri says.

Why were young people in Sachkhere beaten?

Kviris Palitra reports that on the eve of old New Year on January 14, a group of young people at a concert in Sachkhere were beaten. there has been held a concert in Sachkhere where Georgian singers participated. The concert was attended by Imereti Governor Lasha Makatsaria and other representatives of the local government.

After the fireworks display, several young people were severely beaten, reportedly because they were shouting the name of billionaire and Presidential hopeful, Bidzina Ivanishvili. The paper reports that some of the young men were also wearing Georgian Dream ties. The group was led away from the concert area and beaten, some of them children under the age of 18. Injured children were taken to a nearby hospital, but claim that they did not tell doctors the reason for the beating, as they were afraid of further attacks.

Georgian teachers training in the UK

The National Center for Teacher Professional Development has organized a special training mission for English language teachers, to take place in the United Kingdom, 24 Hours reports.

From January 21 to February 3, 17 teachers from various regions of Georgia will participate in an intensive training course at New College Nottingham.

Teachers will develop new standards of teaching to match the McMillan textbooks released in 2011. Experts will work with Georgian teachers on methods of teaching the English language, and teachers will create presentations to further develop their skills.

Georgian teachers will also have opportunity to take sightseeing tours in Nottingham and London.