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Riyadh officials select TransCore to deploy traffic management system in Saudi Arabia’s largest cityFebruary 24, 2015

The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) of Saudi Arabia has selected TransCore to design and implement an advanced traffic control system to improve the flow of traffic for the seven million people living in Riyadh.

For this $100 million transportation project, TransCore will deploy its TransSuite® software solution to manage traffic signal operations at 350 of Riyadh’s busiest intersections. The system automatically"......

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Second Sight to Present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference on March 9, 2015February 24, 2015

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYES) ("Second Sight" or "the Company"), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to provide functional vision to blind patients, today announced that Dr. Robert Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 27th Annual ROTH Capital Partners Conference as follows:



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Egyptian-Jordanian project to get Iraqi gasFebruary 23, 2015

The Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Mohamed Hamed, unveiled his country's determination, Egypt and Iraq to extend a gas pipeline from Iraq to Jordan, to provide his country and Egypt with a part of their requirement of Iraqi natural gas.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed newspaper reported, a statement quoted the Jordanian minister as saying that the gas pipeline, which is intended to be implemented, will work on the oil pipeline, which will extend between Iraq and Jordan in terms of the use of gas to generate"...

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His Highness the Amir's visit to Jordan will boost ties further -- officialFebruary 23, 2015

A senior Jordanian official on Monday underlined significance of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait's visit to the Kingdom of Jordan, expected to begin later today, saying it will bolster further the solid ties between the two countries.

Jordan and Kuwait have been linked with robust and distinctive relations, bolstered by King Abdullah II and His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, he said in a statement to KUNA, affirming that the bilateral ties' improvement have helped in boosting development in the Kingdom. He hailed in particular in this respect Kuwait's funding...

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‘Zara-Maeen pumping suspension will not disrupt water distribution’February 23, 2015

Although pumping from the Zara-Maeen Water Treatment Plant remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Sunday, the capital’s water distribution programme will not be disrupted, according to an official source at the Jordan Water Company (Miyahuna).

“Miyahuna is pumping water to consumers from other resources,” the official told"...

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Warmer classrooms offer better learning environment — educatorsFebruary 23, 2015

Raed Sheyyab, who lives in the northern city of Irbid, usually does not send his children to school on cold winter days due to the absence of heating in their classrooms.

Sheyyab said his children end up missing many classes in winter.

“Many of my children’s classmates do the same because their parents worry about them,” he told The Jordan Times.


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Gov’t working hours, classes at schools delayed to 10amFebruary 23, 2015

Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Sunday decided to delay working hours at public departments on Monday from 8am to 10am as a precaution due to expected icy roads.

Education Minister Mohammad Thneibat also decided to delay the start of classes at public and private schools from 8am to 10am.

Thneibat said education directors have the authority to coordinate with administrative governors and decide if schools should be off in their areas due to weather conditions.


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Jordan among top 10 countries in tomato exportsFebruary 23, 2015

Jordan is among the top 10 world countries in terms of producing and exporting tomatoes, which constitute around 65 per cent of the total exported agricultural produce, according to officials.

The “suitable” weather conditions and the “huge” number of greenhouses make this red fruit a mainstay in the Kingdom’s agriculture"...

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‘Private sector’s support bolsters authorities’ snow clearance efforts’February 23, 2015

The private sector’s participation in dealing with the snowstorm contributed to easing pressure on the authorities and boosted partnership between the two sectors, according to representatives of private firms.

The Hussein Atiyeh Building and Contracting Co. and the Manaseer Group for Industrial and Commercial Investments were among the private firms"...

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INJAZ partners with UK charitable initiative MosaicFebruary 23, 2015

In an effort to reach mutual objectives by motivating youth while exploring new opportunities and economical horizons, INJAZ, a non-profit Jordanian organization, has recently renewed a strategic partnership with the UK charitable initiative "Mosaic". Recently at INJAZ offices, Jonathan Freeman, Managing Director of Mosaic, and Mrs. Deema Bibi; INJAZ CEO signed a memorandum of Understanding entailing the partnership to deliver the "Enterprise"...

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