ZTE and Telcel Launch Blade V6 for Latin America at Campus PartyJuly 24, 2015

ZTE, a leading global mobile device maker, today at Campus Party launched the ZTE Blade V6 with carrier partner Telcel. The ZTE Blade V6 is the first ever mobile phone to launch at Campus Party, where it was revealed to ‘Campuseros’ (hackers, developers, gamers and geeks) at an exclusive launch event.

The ZTE Blade V6 is the latest and thinnest device in ZTE’s"...

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GSMA Welcomes African Support for Mobile Broadband GrowthJuly 24, 2015

John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the final meeting of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) in Nairobi, ahead of this November’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15):

“The GSMA welcomes the strong decisions that African governments took at this week’s meeting of the ATU to foster the growth of"...

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Panasonic Showcases Its Innovative Medical IT Solutions Brought to Life by Medicom @ International Modern Hospital Show 2015July 24, 2015

Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd. (hereafter "Panasonic") took part in the International Modern Hospital Show 2015, which was held from July 15 to 17, 2015 at the Tokyo Big Sight. Under the theme, "A new era for health, medical care, and welfare - enhancing integration and comprehensive regional care systems (*1)," Panasonic showcased innovative medical IT systems brought to life by Medicom in the "Medicom Communication Square" within the Panasonic booth.


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Cabinet refers amendments to Officers’ Service Law to legislation bureauJuly 23, 2015

The Council of Ministers on Wednesday approved the mandating reasons for amendments to the law governing officers’ service at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), to be sent to the Legislation and Opinion Bureau.

More than 40 years have passed since the law was first issued, and the amendments"...

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Hiasat calls for expansion of ICU at Prince Hamzah HospitalJuly 23, 2015

Health Minister Ali Hiasat on Wednesday directed Prince Hamzah Hospital Director Mazen Naghway to immediately start preparations to expand the intensive care unit by establishing an adjacent building to accommodate more critical cases.

Hiasat issued the directives during a visit to the hospital to check on"...

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Majority of applicants to Civil Service Bureau have degrees in humanities — studyJuly 23, 2015

Around 70 per cent of the 300,000 job applicants to the Civil Service Bureau have degrees in the humanities, according to a study released Wednesday.

The study also showed that guest workers still occupy vocational, applied and technical jobs at all levels, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Civil Service Bureau president Khalaf Hmeisat said at a press conference that the study of supply and"......

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‘Programme enables children affected by chronic stress to heal through art’ July 23, 2015

The Healing and Education through Arts (HEART) programme by Save the Children and Global Gumbo Group (G3) has benefited over 1,000 children in Jordan through funds raised by G3’s hit charity single “Bokra” (tomorrow), according to a statement released recently by the organisers. “Bokra” is an Arabic adaptation of Quincy Jones’ song, “Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me)”. Since its release in November 2011, proceeds have already enabled 4,478 children and 490 mothers in the West Bank and Jordan to participate in the HEART programme, the statement...

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Expatriate remittances increase in first halfJuly 23, 2015

Remittances of Jordanian expatriates rose by $27 million or 1.5 per cent during the first half of this year compared with the same period of 2014, the Central Bank of Jordan ( CBJ ) announced Tuesday.

According to CBJ figures, the transfers during the January-June period reached $1.877"......

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'Access to finance major concern for Jordanian businesses'July 23, 2015

Access to finance poses the main constraint for Jordanian firms, according to a recently released survey prepared by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The survey, which covered the period between May 2013 and April 2014, involved the four countries where the bank works in the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region: Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.


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WB nudges up forecast for oil prices to $57 per barrelJuly 23, 2015

The World Bank is nudging up its 2015 forecast for crude oil prices from $53 in April to $57 per barrel after oil prices rose 17 percent in the Apr-Jun quarter, according to the Bank’s latest Commodity Markets Outlook, a quarterly update on the state of the international commodity markets.

The Bank reports that energy prices rose 12 percent in the quarter, with the surge in oil offset by declines in natural gas (down 13 percent)"...

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