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Ministers in charge of maritime affairs from 43 member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) committed to closer cooperation on Blue Economy and maritime governance on Tuesday, two weeks before the UN Climate Change Conference COP 21 in Paris. The launch of the new Blue Economy initiative falls within the framework of the global UfM sustainable development strategy, which entails activities in the fields of energy, climate change, urban development, and water and environment, a UfM statement said. Gathered in Brussels on the occasion of the first UfM Ministerial Conference on Blue...Continue Reading >
Jordan plans to provide factories with natural gas, which is much cheaper than heavy fuel and diesel, in order to increase their competitiveness, Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said Tuesday. Noting that the industrial sector consumes about 25 per cent of electricity generated in the Kingdom and about 20 per cent of overall energy resources, the premier said the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Aqaba will facilitate such a project. Ensour made the remarks at the opening of the ENERGIZE Jordan 2015 conference, attended by more than 300 representatives of the energy and industrial sectors,...Continue Reading >
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah inaugurated, Tuesday, the TIRAZ Exhibition: Ya Hafeth Ya Ameen, the collaboration between the collections of Widad Kawar and Sami Moawiyah Yousef, in an exhibition on protective silver adornments from Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and Oman.
The exhibition holds a wide selection of silver jewelry incorporating amulets and talismans from the early 20th century; a full costume of each"...
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said Tuesday that this year and the coming years will witness the speedy launch and operation of renewable energy projects to generate electricity to feed the electrical grid and promote energy conservation programmes.
He said Jordan is facing real and tough challenges in the energy sector due to scarce domestic sources of commercial energy and a 97 per cent reliance on imports of its energy needs.
Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Abdullah Ensour on Tuesday met the Turkish Air Force Commander Gen Abidin Unal and discussed military cooperation between the two countries.
The meeting dealt with ways to boost cooperation between the two countries' air forces in the field of training and the exchange of expertise.
Ensour welcomed the Turkish general and said his visit is of a political nature and will reflect on cooperation"...
Jordan and the United Arab Emirates held a fifth round of trade talks Tuesday here with the aim of inking an Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (DTAA).
The agreement helps the taxpayer to get relief from double taxation on the same income.
Director general of the Income and Sales Tax Department, Bashar Nasser, said Jordan is working to promote further economic and tax cooperation with "brotherly and friendly countries".
Paramount Fine Foods Group, the fastest growing Arab Halal restaurant chain in Canada and North America is gearing up to enter the Middle Eastern market, thanks to a solid performance that attracted the attention of many Arab investors in the GCC region, and a number of other European countries.
The strong"...Continue Reading >
Dedicated network of AHF global partner organizations aid in rapid scale up of lifesaving treatment; AHF’s prior benchmark—250,000 people in care—was reached in November 2013, just two short years ago.
As the 27th observation of World AIDS Day approaches December 1st, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is honored to announce that a major milestone in AHF’s mission has been reached: As of"......Continue Reading >
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced in conjunction with its 40th anniversary, it has sold 40 million devices worldwide. The milestones come as the company showcases its latest innovations and achievements for the vascular community at the 2015 VEITHsymposium® in New York.
The medical products division of Gore was formed by Bill Gore with the intent to design an ideal"......Continue Reading >
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced that the GORE® EXCLUDER® Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis has exceeded 1,000 implants worldwide. This milestone comes only two years after the device received the CE Mark in Europe."......Continue Reading >