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International Cards Company issues the first UnionPay card in JordanFebruary 7, 2017

International Cards Company (ICC), announced the issuing of the first UnionPay card with UnionPay International (UPI) in Jordan. The announcement was made at a press conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman, in the presence of the Board of ICC and the General Manager of UnionPay International Middle East, Mr. Han Wang, in addition to representatives of UnionPay International and prominent Banking Sector Executives, as well as members of the press and media representatives.

Not only is the Card the first one issued in Jordan to carry the UnionPay logo; it is the first multi-currency"......

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US-Jordanian Mixed Dimensions launches MakePrintable serviceFebruary 7, 2017

Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday visited some of Salt’s heritage and tourism initiatives, dropping by Beit Aziz’s bed and breakfast, and the oldest Arabic sweet shop in the heart of the city, 35km northwest of Amman, to support the success of grassroots development projects.

The Queen started her visit at Beit Aziz, the first bed and breakfast in Balqa’s Salt, where she met with the founders"...

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International Cards Company issues the first UnionPay card in Jordan February 7, 2017

International Cards Company (ICC), announced the issuing of the first UnionPay card with UnionPay International (UPI) in Jordan. The announcement was made at a press conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman, in the presence of the Board of ICC and the General Manager of UnionPay International Middle East, Mr. Han Wang, in addition to representatives of UnionPay International and prominent Banking Sector Executives, as well as members of the press and media representatives.

Not only is the Card the first one issued in Jordan to carry the UnionPay logo; it is the first multi-currency"......

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US-Jordanian Mixed Dimensions launches MakePrintable service February 7, 2017

Mixed Dimensions – a US-Jordanian startup specialized in 3D printing, gaming and augmented and virtual reality – has officially launched its leading online 3D printing file repair service, MakePrintable, aiming to make 3D printing easier, faster, more accessible and less error prone. Since the release of the beta version in October 2015, the MakePrintable application has become the world’s fastest and most reliable cloud-based, 3D file fixing service.

MakePrintable’s"......

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Queen visits cultural, social impact projects in Salt February 7, 2017

Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday visited some of Salt’s heritage and tourism initiatives, dropping by Beit Aziz’s bed and breakfast, and the oldest Arabic sweet shop in the heart of the city, 35km northwest of Amman, to support the success of grassroots development projects.

The Queen started her visit at Beit Aziz, the first bed and breakfast in Balqa’s Salt, where she met with the founders"...

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Jordan first developing country to install solar air conditioning — Khayyat February 7, 2017

Jordan is the first developing country utilising solar energy for the cooling and heating of buildings, Minister of Environment Yaseen Khayyat said on Monday.

Under a 4.3-million-euro programme funded by the German international cooperation agency (GIZ) to introduce thermal cooling technology to Jordan and the region, four sites in Jordan are now equipped with units that turn sunlight into electricity that powers cooling units.

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Amman, Baghdad municipalities discuss cooperationFebruary 7, 2017

The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and Baghdad Municipality on Monday discussed ways to boost cooperation and exchange expertise.

At a meeting with Baghdad Mayor Thikra Allosh, Amman Mayor Aqel Biltaji stressed the importance of further developing bilateral relations, including addressing challenges related to population growth and urban expansion, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

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‘Water scarcity, urban expansion among challenges to Kingdom’s food security’ February 7, 2017

Jordan imports food products worth $3.8 billion annually, in addition to wheat products not included in this amount, a senior official said on Monday.

Hayel Obeidat, director of the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA), said that despite large imports of food products, the administration is focused on food safety and has recently increased its inspection campaigns.

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Insurance companies collect JOD583mln in premiums in 2016 February 7, 2017

Twenty-four insurance companies operating in the Kingdom collected JOD582.9 million in written premiums in 2016, up by 5.8 per cent year-on-year, according to an industry bulletin.

Automobile insurance constituted 38.7 percent of the 2016 premium volume at JOD225.8 million, followed by medical insurance which accounted for JOD171.5 million of written premiums, edging up by 1.1 per cent compared with the year earlier.

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Accreditation for Arab Summit in Jordan opens February 7, 2017

The Media Committee of the 28th Ordinary Session of the Arab League Council, on Monday, announced that it will start receiving applications for media accreditation to cover the Arab Summit and its preparatory meetings.

Local, Arab, and foreign media wishing to cover the Summit and its preparatory meetings, which will take place 23-29 March, can apply for accreditation through: https://arabsummit2017.jo/MediaAccreditation.

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