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The international company group Itera is constructing infrastructure facilities for the oil and gas industry and is realizing social projects, Trend reports, citing a press-release from the company. MRK-Engineering, which is part of the company group, is constructing a cross-country pipeline with a control and gas registration system in Central Karakum. The pipeline is 198… » read more

US Government is to offer Georgia personal radiation meters within the framework of the ‘Export control and frontier safety’ progamme with total cost some $207,000. The Georgian Emergency Ministry will receive 21 detectors and the Georgian police patrol department 71 , with the officers undergoing special training with the new equipment.

A session of the CIS Interfaith Council presidium is to take place in Moscow tomorrow. During the session the head of the Directorate of Muslims of the Caucasus will ask the Patriarch of All Russia to help in returning the corpse of the Azerbaijani shehid Mubariz Ibragimov. Issues of interfaith cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia… » read more

The police found an arsenal in the apartment of Hazamat Shamilev, the so-called ‘emir’ of Grozny, who was killed in a gunfight with policemen on the 21st of August, Yuga.ru reports. According to official data, Hazamat Shamilev was a militant who organized several bomb blasts in Grozny.

For the first time in several years a flight of a Russian air company (S7 airlines) to Georgia took place today. From now on flights will operate three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.Flights between the two countries were stopped after the conflict two years ago, but transportation has now been restored.

The “Kavkas” highway, that has been blocked by a group of people of the Babayurt region is now clear, reports Interfax. The road was unblocked after a dialogue between the people and the deputy head of the Dagestani government.This Sunday a fight involving firearms took place in the village of Babayurt, in which one man… » read more


I stumbled upon this site which is the project site of a group who are attempting to realise The Social Computer. What a lovely coincidence.. I got on the phone to them straight away, naturally  http://thesocialcomputer.eu “The social computer is a future computational system that harnesses the innate problem solving, action and information gathering powers… » read more

Quick update

Just a quick update after a long period of inactivity (on the blog, not in general!). We are now developing the Sandbox Festival. An annual, travelling, city-level prototype Civil Sandbox event. First prototype pencilled in for 2010 in Groningen, in north Holland. 1 We have a physical space where we are building a community to… » read more

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