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Irakli Garibashvili to participate in Georgia-EU Association Council meeting
On September 6, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili is scheduled to participate in the 7th Georgia-EU Association Council meeting. Led by the Head of Government, Georgia’s government delegation departed for Brussels today.
65 killed after 6.8-magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan
CHENGDU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A total of 65 people have been killed in a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that jolted Luding County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday, local authorities said Tuesday.
Thirty-seven people were killed in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and the other 28 died in Shimian County of Ya'an City.
As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, 12 people were missing and 170 were found injured in Ganzi, including 56 seriously injured. A total of 78 people were injured in Shimian County as of 5:50 a.m. Tuesday.
The earthquake struck Luding County at 12:52 p.m. Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
Sichuan has activated the highest level of emergency response for the earthquake.
FIBA statement regarding FIBA EuroBasket 2022 game between Turkey and Georgia
FIBA Europe has issued a statement regarding the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 Group A game between Turkey and Georgia played on September 4, 2022 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Following the conclusion of the Game, the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) submitted a protest regarding a timekeeping operations error (the game clock ran for 22 seconds while the game was stopped).
After reviewing all material and evidence submitted, the Single Judge of the FIBA EuroBasket Disciplinary Panel ruled that:
While indeed there was a timekeeping operations error during the 4th quarter of the Game, the TBF failed to establish in their protest, as per the Official Basketball Rules, that had it not been for the timekeeping operations error, a different result would have certainly materialized. In consequence, TBF’s protest, objecting the result of the game, was dismissed.
Regarding the allegations from both federations in relation to actions in the team areas of the venue, involving players and delegation members from both teams, an investigation is currently ongoing. Once the investigation is concluded, the competent FIBA bodies will decide on any applicable disciplinary measures.