DONOR COORDINATION GROUP MEETING WAS HELD AT MIA ACADEMY
MIA Academy hosted donor coordination group meeting which was attended by the representatives of U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) International Migration Organization (IOM) European Council and EU mission as well as attaches of Austria, France and Latvia.
At the meeting rector of the Academy Givi Mikanadze provided guests with detailed information on planned and ongoing activities of the educational facility.
Members of donor coordination group discussed results of needs analysis and the prospects of implementation of joint projects in the future.
At the end of the meeting guests were shown academy infrastructure, study classes and gym, mock jury court and BCP, forensic mobile lab, real and virtual shooting ranges.
Aspects of cooperation reviewed at video conference session with International Migration Organization
Development of constructive cooperation between Turkmenistan and International Migration Organization has been reviewed at the video conference sessions with IMO Regional Coordinator for Central Asia Zeynal Gajiyev held in the Foreign Ministry and the State Migration Service.
Realization of joint programmes planned in the next year has been discussed in details. Having noted importance of National Action Plan of Turkmenistan for combating of human trafficking in 2020 – 2022 approved by the Resolution of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov last December, the participants of the meeting spoke for intensification of productive relations.
Being a full member of the world community and having joined number of basic international documents regulating provision of rights and freedoms of people, our country strictly follows undertaken obligations and demonstrates commitment to high principles of humanity, democratic development and modern legal society.
Having highlighted the efficiency of cooperation in international formats, the sides stated the necessity of coordination of activities for solution of current objectives in this sphere as well as for response to emergency situations.
Special attention will be paid to strengthening of measures of regulation of migration, development of international cooperation including search for practical solution of problems in this sphere and provision of humanitarian aid to those who needs it.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Thematic Healthcare Group of the Interagency Coordination Council Holds a Meeting under the Chairmanship of Giorgi Gakharia
The Thematic Healthcare Group of the Interagency Coordination Council on Coronavirus held a meeting today under the chairmanship of Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia.
To achieve greater effectiveness, the Interagency Coordination Council has been divided into thematic healthcare, economic, and law enforcement groups that will hold a series of regular meetings under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister.
During today's meeting of the Thematic Healthcare Group, the Head of Government was briefed on the health conditions of coronavirus-infected patients in Georgia, also on the readiness of designated clinics and additionally attracted capacities. The meeting reported that 38 people are currently infected in the country, with most of them in satisfactory condition. All patients are stable and receive necessary treatment.
The Coordination Council was informed that 1,261 people are currently under quarantine, and 216 are under hospital supervision.
The Prime Minister was also briefed on the conditions of clinics throughout the country, the number of rapid tests available and expected in the country.
The council's meeting was attended by the Health Minister, Deputy Director of the National Center for Disease Control, representatives of the healthcare system, and the Mayor of Tbilisi.
The Administration of the President of Georgia and the relevant parliamentary committee are actively involved in the council's work.
Press Service of the Government Administration
Visa appoints Vira Platonova as Senior Vice President, CISSEE Group Country Manager
Tbilisi – 28 September 2018 - Visa Inc. today announced that Vira Platonova will rejoin the company as Senior Vice President and Group Country Manager for Visa CISSEE, effective October 22, 2018. Platonova, who worked for Visa from 2007-2010 in Ukraine, will oversee all Visa operations in seventeen markets across Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Southeast Europe. She will report to Visa’s Regional President of CEMEA, Andrew Torre, and join Visa’s Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) regional management team.
Platonova is a highly experienced executive in the payment systems and retail banking sectors. Her seventeen-year career includes strategy development and implementation, business development and operational management. Vira joins Visa from MasterCard, where she was the General Manager for the company’s representative office in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Central Asia for more than eight years.
“We are delighted to welcome Vira back to our team,” said Andrew Torre, Regional President, CEMEA, for Visa. “Vira brings an enviable record of building strong teams and lasting partnerships across the payments landscape, as well as the strategic leadership that is expected of a global industry leader like Visa. Her appointment is also a signal to the market of our commitment to drive digitization through the delivery of innovative products and services for the benefit of our financial institution clients, cardholders, merchants and government partners.”
“I am excited to rejoin Visa during this exciting milestone in its history, when it celebrates its 60th anniversary. I believe that Visa across CISSEE, as well as globally, is uniquely positioned to help reshape consumer experiences and lead the future of commerce,” said Vira Platonova. “The seventeen markets comprising CISSEE have tremendous potential not only for business growth but also to deploy new technology and business models. I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to come into a great organization, a global leader in payments, with the room to shape the way we think about our future locally, projecting our global ambition to the countries we serve.”
As part of Visa CEMEA’s regional management team, Platonova will also represent CISSEE within the regional and global Visa network, ensuring that best practice from other markets can be offered to the regional payment ecosystem.
About Visa Inc.
isa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com, www.visasoutheasteurope.com, https://www.facebook.com/VisaGeorgiaGE, www.visanewscissee.com
Joint statement of the Group of Friends of Georgia 10 years since the Russian military invasion of Georgia
This statement is made on behalf of Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States of America.
We reaffirm our full support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.
Ten years since the Russian military invasion of Georgia, we remain deeply concerned over the continued occupation of Georgian territories and underline the need for the peaceful resolution of the conflict, based on full respect for the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act, and the fundamental norms and principles of international law.
We urge the Russian Federation to reverse its recognition of the so-called independence of Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions.
In the ten years since the August 2008 war, Georgia has made progress in strengthening democracy and good governance, as well as in the process of European and Euro-Atlantic integration and economic development. It is disappointing that these benefits cannot be enjoyed by the residents of Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions. We believe a peaceful resolution of the Russia-Georgia conflict would have a transformative effect not only on Georgia but on the region as a whole.
We support the Geneva International Discussions (GID) as an important format to address the security, human rights, and humanitarian challenges stemming from the unresolved conflict.
Ten years after the establishment of the GID, we regret the lack of progress on the core issues of the discussions, including the non-use of force, establishing international security arrangements in Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions aimed at providing security and stability on the ground, and ensuring the safe and dignified return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and refugees.
We call upon the Russian Federation to fully implement the EU-mediated 12 August 2008 Ceasefire Agreement, inter alia to withdraw its forces from the occupied territories of Georgia.
We support the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanisms (IPRMs) in Gali and Ergneti and encourage the participants to find proper solutions for the safety and humanitarian needs of the conflict-affected population.
We condemn the conclusion of the so-called integration and alliance treaties by the Russian Federation with Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions, which constitutes a clear violation of the principles of international law by the Russian Federation and directly contradicts OSCE commitments.
We express our deep concern over the increase of Russian military exercises and its further military build-up in Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions.
We condemn the gross violations of rights related to freedom of movement and residence and to property, as well as the restriction of education in one’s native language. We underline that the so-called borderization through placement of artificial obstacles and fortifying the occupation line with barbed and razor wire fences, as well as closures of socalled crossing points, further aggravates the humanitarian situation on the ground.
We condemn the killing of Georgian IDPs Archil Tatunashvili, Giga Otkhozoria, and Davit Basharuli, and urge the Russian Federation, as the state exercising effective control over Abkhazia and South Ossetia, to remove any obstacles to bringing the perpetrators to justice.
In this context, we support preventive steps by Georgia aimed at eradication of the sense of impunity and aggravation of human rights in Georgia’s occupied regions, and we note the adoption of the Decree of the Government of Georgia on approval of the Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili list based on the relevant Resolution of the Parliament of Georgia.
We remain deeply concerned over the ethnic discrimination in Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions and the mass destruction of houses of Georgian IDPs, illustrations of Russia’s purposeful policy aimed at completely erasing the traces of ethnic Georgian population and cultural heritage in the occupied regions.
We support the voluntary return of IDPs and refugees to the places of their origin in safety and dignity.
We call upon the Russian Federation to enable access by international human rights monitoring mechanisms to the occupied territories of Georgia.
We commend the efficient work and contribution of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) to prevent the escalation of tensions on the ground and call upon the Russian Federation to allow the EUMM to fully implement its mandate and enable the mission’s access to Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions.
We welcome Georgia’s compliance with the EU-mediated 12 August 2008 Ceasefire Agreement and its unilateral commitment not to use force, and call on the Russian Federation to reciprocate, to affirm and implement a commitment not to use force against Georgia.
We support the new peace initiative of the Government of Georgia, ‘A Step to a Better Future’, aimed at improving the humanitarian and socio-economic conditions of people residing in Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions and fostering people-to-people contact and confidence building between divided communities to the benefit of all people.
We encourage the OSCE’s engagement in the process of finding a peaceful resolution to the Russia-Georgia conflict and support the implementation of confidence-building measures with an aim to rebuild trust and improve the living conditions of the conflict-affected communities.
We regret the closure of the OSCE mission to Georgia in 2009.
We encourage the OSCE participating States to agree on the opening of the OSCE cross-dimensional mission in Georgia for the benefit of the conflict-affected population, including a monitoring capacity able to operate unhindered across the occupation line. The mission will considerably strengthen the OSCE’s engagement in the GID and IPRMs, as well as in implementation of confidence-building measures.
The friends will continue to raise awareness of the conflict and the need for its peaceful resolution.
Meet the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro, Introducing the Future of AI Photography
The New HUAWEI P Series brings the world a mobile photography revolution
At an exclusive launch event held at the Grand Palais, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the much-anticipated HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro. The HUAWEI P20 Pro features the world’s first Leica triple camera and both devices include unprecedented AI advances, bringing to life a new, breathtakingly intelligent camera experience.
“The P Series inspires creativity and ignites a passion for photography all over the world,” said Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group . By combining the world’s first triple-lens Leica camera and exciting innovation, driven by Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), Huawei delivers the most exceptional photography experience possible. At the launch, held at Paris’ iconic Grand Palais, Huawei also announced a partnership with one of the worlds most celebrated supermodels and photographers, Helena Christensen, to shoot an intimate gallery of portraits. The series of portraits captures three fascinating subjects that showcase the vivid colours and stunning detail of photography delivered through the HUAWEI P20 Pro – in a greater level of detail than ever before.
The beautiful collection entitled “See More”, focuses on the stories of three talented professionals, and demonstrates how HUAWEI P20 Pro allows photographers and viewers alike to see more of subjects, thanks to the perfect balance of light and detail in each portrait. The series demonstrates Helena’s skill and dexterity as a photographer, effortlessly complemented by the incredible HUAWEI P20 Pro – bringing technology and creativity together in one perfect art form. The expertly-crafted Huawei Leica triple-lens combines with powerful proprietary innovation including object recognition and super slow-motion to deliver a professional photography experience.
Key features of the HUAWEI P20 Series include:
- An advanced camera system to capture more light, more details and more beauty, featuring a revolutionary Leica triple camera on the HUAWEI P20 Pro with the smartphone industry’s highest pixel count, and an all new Leica dual camera on the HUAWEI P20;
- Innovative photography features, including Master AI which is AI-driven professional photography skills and HUAWEI AIS, a powerful AI stabilization technology;
- A barely-there bezel, light-inspired design with stunning colors and finishes that reflect and refract light including an all-new dynamic gradient finish on the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro;
- Ultimate performance, featuring Kirin 970 with a dedicated NPU and EMUI 8.1 based on Android™ 8.1 for a premium and smooth user experience from the inside out.
In addition to the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro, Huawei also unveiled the third-generation PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS. Continuing its collaboration with one of the most iconic global brands, the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS features Porsche Design’s signature design language and Huawei’s cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship, setting a new standard in premium smartphones.
The HUAWEI P20, HUAWEI P20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS will be available beginning [date] in [countries].
Introducing master photography powered by AI
The HUAWEI P20 Series introduces an advanced new camera system that brings consumers features that ultimately enhance every part of the smartphone photography experience. The HUAWEI P20 Pro features a Leica triple camera with the highest pixel count on modern smartphones – the camera configuration is comprised of a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor, an 8MP sensor with telephoto lens. It also features an exclusive new Leica color with a dedicated ISP and color temperature sensor for better color reproduction.
With f/1.8, f/1.6 and f/2.4 wide aperture to capture crisp, clear details with perfect clarity, the HUAWEI P20 Pro also includes a brand new Leica VARIO-SUMMILUX lens with 3x optical zoom to capture long-range photography of up to 5x Hybrid Zoom as well as a highly sensitive image sensor of 1/1.7 inches model (about 7.76mm x 5.82mm) to capture low light images photos with up to ISO 102400.
The HUAWEI P20 builds on the foundation of its predecessor, with an all new Leica dual camera featuring a 12MP sensor with a pixel size as high as 1.55 μm, and a 20MP monochrome sensor, enhancing the HUAWEI P20’s ability to capture photos in low-light settings. In addition, the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro feature a 24 MP selfie camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting – the result is beautiful selfies with healthy-looking skin tone adjustments, delicately outlined face details, and realistic 3D feature enhancements.
The HUAWEI P20 Series’ Kirin 970 processor and dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit (NPU) enable truly effortless photography. AI-powered scene and object recognition has the ability to identify 19 different scenarios and objects and choose the right skills for the right moment – brand new to Huawei’s advanced camera system is 4D predictive focus. In this mode, the camera predicts moving objects and focuses on them with extreme efficiency in order to capture minute details of objects in motion. New to the HUAWEI P20 Series is AI-Assisted Composition, which provides intelligent suggestions to frame group shots and landscapes.
In addition, HUAWEI AIS (AI Image Stabilization) steadies handheld night shots and results in incredible pictures, even without a tripod. This also benefits videos, as the HUAWEI P20 Series devices support six-axis stabilization and 960fps slow motion for clear and detailed footage.
From the outside in, the HUAWEI P20 Series is inspired by light. Most notably, the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro come in an all new exclusive color, Twilight, achieved by applying several layers of NVMC optical coatings underneath the glass back, so light hitting the surface refracts and creates a gradual change in hue, from a striking blue to a twilight effect. The devices also feature HUAWEI FullView Display (5.8-inch for the HUAWEI P20 and 6.1-inch for the HUAWEI P20 Pro), with ultra-thin bezels and impressive screen-to-body-ratios, and a display that seamlessly blends with rounded edges for a comfortable hold. The HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro are available in Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue and Pink Gold.
AI-powered, intelligent experience
Powered by Kirin 970 with EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1, the HUAWEI P20 Series deliver premium performance and a smooth user experience. EMUI 8.1, fully customizable with AI support, includes HUAWEI Share 2.0 to seamlessly share files between Huawei phones, PCs, and Macs; an easy projection feature to connect the HUAWEI P20 Series wirelessly to a larger screen; and a Smart Screen function for an intelligent split-screen interface to run two supported apps side by side.
The HUAWEI P20 Series includes the best Bluetooth audio quality with 990 kps bandwidth to support Hi-res audio files. Like the HUAWEI Mate Series, the HUAWEI P20 Series features TÜV Safety Certified HUAWEI SuperCharge and a 4000 mAh battery on the HUAWEI P20 Pro – and 3400 mAh (typical value) on the HUAWEI P20 – with AI-powered Battery Management.
Huawei has also established a proprietary version of Prisma for the HUAWEI P20 Series, which supports real-time filter recommendations based on object and scenario recognition. The calculation speed is 3-4 times that of the cloud version. Additionally, in partnership with Google, the HUAWEI P20 Series supports Google ARCore to deliver advanced AI capabilities.
Alongside the new HUAWEI P20 Series devices, Huawei released three new audio accessories: HUAWEI FreeBuds, HUAWEI Active Noise Canceling Earphones 3, and HUAWEI DAC Headphone Amplifier. HUAWEI FreeBuds are Huawei’s first true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds, delivering an impressive audio experience with balanced armature and dynamic drivers in a convenient wireless design. HUAWEI Active Noise Canceling Earphones 3 offer truly immersive listening with three different ANC modes and Hi-Res authenticated audio, as well as a USB Type-C plug to perfectly complement the HUAWEI P20 Series experience. The HUAWEI DAC Headphone Amplifier boasts an audiophile-grade DAC chip to decode 384 kHz, 32-bit lossless audio, and to power high-end headphones with up to 600Ω impedance.
The New PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS
The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate Series began in 2016, when Porsche Design and Huawei first came together through a shared commitment to design, innovative craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. Today the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS, combining Porsche Design’s signature brand aesthetic with Huawei’s mobile engineering expertise, introduces the future of technology through features such as: the world’s first dual fingerprint design with an innovative in-screen fingerprint scanner; an AI-powered processor; a Leica triple camera with 40MP image capture; a long-lasting 4000 mAh battery with wireless quick charging; and an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. This device will surpass the demands of even the most discerning smartphone user.
The new PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS will be available exclusively in Black, and for the first time in an eye catching Red and it will be available across the Europe from the beginning of April 2018.
EUR (includes tax)
4GB + 128GB
HUAWEI P20 Pro
6GB + 128GB
PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS
6GB + 256GB
PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS
6GB + 512GB
About HUAWEI Consumer BG
Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population. Fifteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei’s global network is built on almost 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.
For more information please visit: https://consumer.huawei.com/en/