King directs government to address challenges facing medical sectorsJanuary 15, 2015

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday expressed his satisfaction with the “advanced level of the Kingdom’s medical sector and pharmaceutical industries”.

At a meeting with representatives of the medical and pharmaceutical sectors in the Kingdom, held at Al Husseiniya Palace, the King stressed"...

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Trade Ministry says snow damage covered under compulsory auto insuranceJanuary 15, 2015

Car accidents that occurred during the recent blizzard have created disputes over compensation between some insurance companies and their subscribers, according to the Jordan Insurance Federation (JIF).

“A total of 670 electronic reports were issued on road accidents during the blizzard, resulting in five deaths in addition to physical damages,” JIF Director General Maher Hussein told The Jordan Times on Wednesday.


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‘Potential remains for increasing use of e-payments in Jordan’January 15, 2015

Encouraging the wider adoption of e-payments in the Kingdom requires more efforts to raise awareness among credit and debit cards holders, industry stakeholders said Wednesday.

In Jordan, where the number of credit card holders is small, there is a huge potential for increasing credit card usage, but it requires more awareness by stakeholders, including"...

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New regulations to ban use of mini-buses for public transportJanuary 15, 2015

The Transport Ministry will issue new regulations to upgrade the public transport fleet by introducing buses capable of operating under difficult weather conditions, Minister Lina Shbeeb said Wednesday.

The new regulations obligate operators to replace buses whose operational lifespan expires with new vehicles that should be of “high” and advanced safety standards to drive even during severe weather conditions.


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35 Partners from Industry and Academia to Join European Research Initiative for the Prevention of Alzheimer’s DementiaJanuary 15, 2015

  • The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia (EPAD) Initiative is a collaborative research initiative to improve the chance of successfully preventing Alzheimer’s dementia and to better understand early aspects of Alzheimer’s disease before dementia develops.
  • The 5 year EPAD programme is part of the Innovative Medicines Initiative, a joint undertaking between the European Union and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, EFPIA.
  • EPAD will establish a European-wide register of 24,000 participants, of which 1,500 will be...

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Rhinology & Otology Congress Kicks OffJanuary 15, 2015

On behalf of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE and Minister of Finance, H.E. Engineer Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor, the Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), inaugurated the 5th Emirates Rhinology & Otology Conference. The Conference is organized by the Otolaryngology Division at the Emirates Medical Association in collaboration with European Federation and the Arab Otorhinolaryngology Society. The inauguration took place Tuesday morning at the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai"...

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Al Sha’far Meets Director General of Pakistan’s Anti-Narcotics ForceJanuary 15, 2015

Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior, met on Wednesday, in his office at the ministry, with Major General Khawar Hanif, Director General of the Anti -Narcotics Force (ANF) of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the accompanying delegation.

A number of topics of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting, as well as"...

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MoI’s Child Protection Centre Delegation Visits Fujairah and RAK PoliceJanuary 15, 2015

A delegation representing the Ministry of Interior’s Child Protection Centre recently made a two-day introductory visit to the Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Police General Headquarters. The visit reflects the efforts exerted by the center to promote partnership with police institutions and acquaint them with the services, activities, field experience, and achievements which are rendered and attained by the Ministry of Interior’s Child Protection Centre.


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Major General Al Raisi Crowns Winners of the ADP Pistol Shooting ChampionshipJanuary 15, 2015

Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, crowned the winners of the Abu Dhabi Police Pistol Shooting Championship. The Championship, organized by the Sports Activity Section at the Directorate General of Strategy and Performance Development, witnessed the participation of 160 competitors. The ceremony, held at the shooting range of the Police Officers Club, was attended by Colonel Mohamed Mayouf Al Ketbi, Head of the Vehicles and Drivers Licensing"...

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Seiko Instruments Releases Innovative Convenience Timer IC for Automotive ApplicationsJanuary 15, 2015

- S-35710 Series convenience timer - high-accuracy, low current consumption (200nA) CMOS timer IC enabling improved regulation of automotive emissions and EV battery safety.

Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) announced the release of the new S-35710 series convenience timer designed to improve performance of automotive emissions regulation systems and enhance EV battery safety.


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