App helps educators become efficient e-teachers December 9, 2017

“If teachers can’t ‘e-teach’, students can’t ‘e-learn’.” This is the idea behind the online educational platform EDaura, which seeks to help educators adapt to the new age e-learning technology to improve their teaching skills.

“If you want to improve something, you need to measure it,” said Nidal Khalifeh, the founder of EDaura, who noted that existing systems do not provide educators with"...

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Crown Prince acquainted with plans to boost tourism December 9, 2017

HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Wednesday urged better planning of efforts to promote tourism as vital sector and a main contributor to national revenues.

During a visit to the Tourism Ministry and meeting Minister Lina Annab, the Crown Prince said that the plans should be designed to generate more jobs, support small tourism enterprises, and present Jordan as a major destination for meetings and conferences, in addition to adventure and medical and religious"...

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‘Comprehensive legal frameworks needed to empower girls’ December 9, 2017

“The protection of the traditional value system of society requires all of us to be objective and impartial to the reality of some customs, traditions and behaviours which carry injustice and social exclusion for the future of young girls,” HRH Princess Basma said on Thursday, stressing that “the practice of underage marriage of girls deserves serious review as an urgent national priority”.

The remarks came during the closing"...

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Jordan, Saudi Arabia to sign agreement to connect power grids December 9, 2017

The connection will help reduce the load of oscillations and will boost the two countries’ reliance on renewable energy. AMMAN — Abdel Fattah Daradkeh, director general of the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO), said that Jordan and Saudi Arabia will sign an agreement on Thursday to connect both countries’ electric grids, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The connection will help reduce the load of oscillations and will boost the two countries’ reliance on renewable energy. The agreement came from the framework of the 2nd International Conference for IT Applications in the Development of Renewable Energy Systems and Processes for Intelligent Cities, which was organised by University of Petra’s ICT collage in cooperation with the National Research University Higher School of Economics of Moscow. Daradkeh stressed that the cooperation between the ICT......

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Etihad Airways introduces second daily flight to Jordan December 9, 2017

Etihad Airways is launching a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, effective 25 March 2018. Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) – Etihad Airways is launching a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, effective 25 March 2018. The double daily year-round schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu Dhabi and Amman, with attractive timings of early afternoon and evening departures from the capital cities of the UAE and Jordan, respectively. The additional flights, operated by an Airbus A320 with 16 seats in Business Class and 120 in Economy, will also improve connectivity over Abu Dhabi to a wider network of destinations across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “Increasing frequency to some of our destinations globally is a focus as it ensures more travel options for guests looking for greater flexibility. We are therefore delighted to soon offer double daily year-round flights between Abu Dhabi and Amman to cater to growing local demand,......

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Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Launches World's First 14TB HDD with Conventional Magnetic RecordingDecember 9, 2017

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation today announced the launch of the MG07ACA Series, the world’s first[1] enterprise 14TB[2] Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) HDD. Using a 9-disk, helium-sealed design, the new MG07ACA Series provides the power-efficient capacity and storage density needed by cloud-scale and enterprise storage solution providers to achieve their TCO objectives. “We have raised the bar with the new MG07ACA Series 9-disk helium-sealed design,” said Akitoshi Iwata, Vice President of Storage Products Division, Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation. “By utilizing an innovative design, we continue to improve the benefits that high-capacity disk storage can deliver to our broad global customer base.” The MG07ACA Series features both 14TB 9-disk and 12TB 8-disk models. The helium-sealed 3.5-inch[3] mechanical design......

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Held in Abu Dhabi during 11-13 December Under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan With the participation of a global elite; the 4th Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies to discuss Global Peace and the Fear of IslamDecember 9, 2017

HE Dr. Mohammad Matar Al Kaabi, Secretary General of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, Chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments announced that the Forum shall promote a modern Islamic vision of global peace, and highlight Islamic contributions to Global peace.

The announcement was made during a press conference held by Dr. Al Kaabi at the St. Regis"...

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Bertin and Zymo Research Announce New CollaborationDecember 8, 2017

Zymo Research Corp. and Bertin announce a collaboration that ensures the sample lysis step in the microbiome workflow is complete and unbiased. An application note is available describing the materials, procedure and results attained using the Precellys®Evolution Homogenizer together with the ZymoBIOMICS® Microbial Community Standards and ZymoBIOMICS DNA Miniprep Kit for purification of the DNA. Using both companies’ products, the researcher is afforded unbiased cell lysis in only one minute. The application note validates a procedure for accurate downstream microbiome measurements. Zymo Research’s suite of ZymoBIOMICS® products addresses the complete Microbiomics workflow; from sample collection, DNA extraction, library prep, sequencing, through bioinformatics and final analysis. The ZymoBIOMICS®Microbial Community Standard contains three easy-to-lyse Gram-negative bacteria, five tough-to-lyse Gram-positive bacteria, and two tough-to-lyse yeasts. These accurately characterized microbial standards, enable the identification of exposure to......

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Idemia and FlexiGroup To Launch Australia’s First MOTION CODETM Credit CardDecember 8, 2017

IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, today announces its partnership with FlexiGroup, Australia’s market leader in Point of Sale consumer and commercial finance to launch Australia’s first MOTION CODETM credit card.

Developed by IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho), the MOTION CODETM credit card1 is a high-tech payment card with a dynamic security code (CVV2) that automatically changes hourly."...

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L’Officiel and GEM Group Launch L’Officiel Fund, a Unique and Disruptive Investment ApproachDecember 8, 2017

L’Officiel (owned by Jalou Media Group) and GEM Group (New York) are pleased to announce the launch of the L’Officiel Fund, a US $ 50 million investment fund which aims to promote emerging brands and develop their engagement with luxury lifestyle consumers.

The launch of the L’Officiel Fund is the second phase of a partnership which began in October of this year when Jalou Media Group and GEM Group joined together to launch L’Officiel"...

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