I made this as a thank you to the organisation. Sandbox interviews coming soon.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu gave an interview to ANS TV where he talked about Azerbaijani-Turkish ties, the balance of forces in the region after the Russian-Armenian agreement and the prospects of a Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement. read more
France approved the launching of the reactor of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said at the 18th conference of French ambassadors at the Elysee Palace, RIA Novosti reports. Even before the launch the French Foreign Ministry said that Russian supplies of fuel to Iran is another reason why Iran should… » read more
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
According to research of AVG specialists working on making anti-virus software, Armenia is in third place of the least safe internet-using countries, www.telecom.arka.am reports. The first place belongs to Turkey, followed by Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Bangladesh. read more
Administrative resources will not be used to control the work of the mass media during the parliamentary elections, said the head of the department of social problems of the administration of the president Ali Hasanov. “We are interested in that the election atmosphere in the country was clear and just”- says he. read more
Several hundreds of supporters of a candidate to the post of the head of local government education tried to capture a building of the administration in Babayurt, reports Interfax. The attempt took place after the burial of a man killed on Sunday.It was reported earlier that a fight between the supporters of different candidates took… » 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 Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, had a seizure during a flight from Samsun to Orda, 1news.az reports. At the time, Prime Minister was accompanied by his family and several other ministers.
‘Rosneft’, the major Russian state oil company, has created a subsidiary in Ingushetia, RIA Novosti reports. The company purchased a 100% share of the Ingush ‘RN-Ingushnefteproduct’ company. 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.
The Turkish authorities plan to introduce cardinal changes to its national security policy, excluding 4 countries from the list of top threats, with Russia among the excluded countries, read more
The deputy mayor of the Dagestani town of Kizlyar was shot by unknown gunmen from a car early on Monday morning, reports RIA Novosti.The official is now being operated on in hospital and is said to be in a critical condition.
The Declaration of Armenian Independence was signed 20 years ago on the 23rd of August 1990 by the supreme council of the Armenian Socialist Republic. On the 21st of September 1991 a referendum was held, in which 94.99% voted to leave the USSR. Officially that is the Day of Armenian Independence.
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
The president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appointed Mohhamed Mehdi as an envoy to the Caspian sea region, reports Trend. In addition to that, Esfandiar Rajim Mashaer was appointed an envoy to the Middle East, Jamid Bagei to Asia and Abdulfasl Sojrevand to Afganistan.
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
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