Economic development 'at the heart of the EU support to Jordan'-- EU AmbassadorNovember 20, 2014

EU Ambassador to Jordan Joanna Wronecka on Wednesday said that local economic development has been and will remain at the heart of the EU's support to Jordan, as it enjoys many opportunities in the service industry, especially in the field of information technology and medical tourism.

Wronecka made the remarks during a press conference in Amman today, held as part of the European Union's Development Days being organized by the EU for"...

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Public Security director meets German delegationNovember 20, 2014

The Director of the Public Security Department (PSD), General Tawfiq Tawalbeh, on Wednesday met with the German Bavarian State Interior Minister, Joachim Hermann, and the accompanying delegation.

Talks during the meeting covered ways to boost security cooperation as well as exchange of expertise.

General Tawalbeh said the PSD is continuously working to improve its performance and gain expertise in cooperation with the police"...

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ABC Jordan wins awardNovember 20, 2014

Arab Banking Corporation Jordan, a subsidiary of Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corporation (ABC), has received a prestigious customer service award from Dubai-based Banker Middle East magazine.

ABC Jordan has won the award for 'Best Customer Service in the SME Sector' in the Levant Product Awards 2014 that"...

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100 PR delegates share insights at Amman summitNovember 20, 2014

More than 100 corporate communications and public relations (PR) delegates met with regional and international industry specialists to share insights in Amman, Jordan, on reputation management.

The Global PR Trends Summit, a leading PR event, was held in partnership with Zain as platinum sponsor, at Amman’s Sheraton Hotel.

The delegates were from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The summit featured interactive presentations by some of the world’s most prominent PR gurus, who tackled pressing industry issues and developments...

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'Over 1 million Captagon pills seized this month'November 20, 2014

Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) agents on Tuesday announced that seven people were arrested over the past two weeks in connection with the attempted distribution and smuggling of over 1 million Captagon pills.

“We arrested seven people, including three Arab nationals, in six separate operations,” a senior AND official told The Jordan Times.


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Diverse array of olive products on display at Irbid festivalNovember 20, 2014

Farmers and residents of the northern city of Irbid are taking advantage of a three-day olive festival to promote their products and pick up pointers on how to develop their businesses.

The Irbid Olive Festival, held at Al Hassan Sports City, is organised by the Irbid Directorate of Agriculture (IDA) in cooperation with the International Labour Organisation (ILO).


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‘Diabetes prevalence among adult Jordanians stands at 34 per cent’November 20, 2014

With 34 per cent of Jordanians aged above 25 years living with diabetes, health officials said promoting a healthy lifestyle, raising awareness and exercising are vital to combat the disease.

Jordan has one of the top 10 most overweight populations in the world, according to officials, who noted that diabetes is responsible for 70 per cent of kidney failure cases in the country and the leading cause of blindness.


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Balqa resident caught stealing 400 cubic metres of water per dayNovember 20, 2014

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation on Wednesday dismantled an illegal pipe in Balqa Governorate that was diverting 12,000 cubic metres of water monthly to a household, according to a government official.

A man who owns water tankers installed the pipe on a main conveyor that supplies water to the Balqa Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre, said the official, who preferred to remain unnamed.


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Panasonic-Backed Tokai University Team Wins Carrera Solar Atacama 2014 in ChileNovember 20, 2014

Panasonic Corporation today announced a team from Tokai University in Japan won the Carrera Solar Atacama 2014, South America's biggest solar car race, with a solar car that was powered by Panasonic's HIT(R)* solar modules and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries.

Panasonic-Backed Tokai University Team Wins @Carrera_Solar 2014 in Chile [Flash Report] ...

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Panasonic Supports Smart Retail at CHINA SHOP 2014November 20, 2014


Panasonic exhibited at the 16th China Chain Store Industry Conference and Exhibition (CHINA SHOP 2014), which was held from November 6-8 in Fuzhou City, the capital of Fujian Province. In a booth designed to resemble supermarkets and convenience stores, Panasonic introduced one-stop solutions for retail under the theme of "A smart, beautiful lifestyle with intelligent retail," aimed at the rapidly growing demand in China for safe and"...

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