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3 factors fueling the startup ecosystem in MENA

When I first arrived in Jordan almost five years ago there was a lot of energy dedicated to the nascent startup ecosystem. That was true not only in Jordan but across the region. From 2013 to 2016; Lebanon, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates made a lot of headway in fostering early-stage activity. Saudi Arabia, […] The post 3 factors fueling the startup ecosystem in MENA appeared first on MENAbytes .
2018-04-22 07:04 | Community ,Ecosystem ,Regional | menabytes

Nigeria:Sacked Kaduna Teachers Reject Entrepreneurial Training, Insist On Entitlements

[Premium Times] Hundreds of teachers and other workers recently disengaged by the Kaduna State government on Friday rejected an entrepreneurial training organised for them in Zaria.
2018-04-22 06:04 | News | AllAfrica

Distance education graduates

The National Higher Education and Research Institute in the collaboration of the University of Swiss Management Center and South African University graduated on 21 April 31 nationals with Masters Degree. Asmara, 22 April 2018- The National Higher Education and Research Institute in the collaboration of the University of Swiss Management Center and South African University graduated on 21 April 31 nationals with Masters Degree. The graduates are from various government institutions and were graduated in the
2018-04-22 06:04 | frontpage | Shabait

Effort to meet human resources demand

The Mendefera School of Assistant Nurses is exerting strong effort to meet the demand of human resources of health facilities. The comment was made by Mr. Bereket Fesehaye, director of the school. Mendefera, 22 April 2018- The Mendefera School of Assistant Nurses is exerting strong effort to meet the demand of human resources of health facilities. The comment was made by Mr. Bereket Fesehaye, director of the school. Mr. Bereket indicated the School in its 12 commencements
2018-04-22 06:04 | frontpage | Shabait

Health facilities become beneficiaries of solar energy system

The health facilities in the administrative areas of Derbushet and Jemhile, Dahlak sub-zone, have become beneficiaries of solar energy system, according to Mr. Woldu Haileab, expert of solar energy technology at the Ministry of Health. Massawa, 22 April 2018- The health facilities in the administrative areas of Derbushet and Jemhile, Dahlak sub-zone, have become beneficiaries of solar energy system, according to Mr. Woldu Haileab, expert of solar energy technology at the Ministry of Health. Indicating that
2018-04-22 06:04 | frontpage | Shabait

Nigeria:Abuja Airport Second Runway to Gulp N63B, Says Minister

[Guardian] Abuja -The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said construction of the second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is projected to cost N63b, adding that although N10b was proposed for its construction in the 2017 budget, only a paltry N3b was released.
2018-04-22 06:04 | News | AllAfrica

Nigeria:Foreign Investors Shifting Focus to Non-Oil Sectors - Emir Sanusi

[Leadership] The Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said that foreign companies were looking to make investments in other sectors of the Nigerian economy apart from oil.
2018-04-22 06:04 | News | AllAfrica

Nigeria:With Far-Reaching Measures, Economy Now On Positive Track, Says CBN

[This Day] Washington DC -The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said measures taken so far to stimulate growth in the country have put the economy on the right track. The Acting Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Mr. Isaac Okoroafor, said this during an interview with journalists on the side lines of the IMF -World Bank meetings in Washington DC.
2018-04-22 06:04 | News | AllAfrica

Nigeria:Emir Sanusi Blasts Ministers for Abandoning Investors in Washington

[Daily Trust] Washington DC -The Emir of Kano, Mohammadu Sanusi 11, yesterday described as unacceptable, the attitude of Nigerian ministers and governors who were billed to speak at a special function to attract investors to the country at the Nigerian house in Washington.
2018-04-22 06:04 | News | AllAfrica

du launches duSports on MyWorld

du has launched an exciting new sports portal, duSports, on its content platform MyWorld. This newest vertical was introduced during the exhilarating du Football Championship (duFC) finals at the Dubai Mall Ice Rink on April 20, 2018 featuring football legends Carles Puyol and Roberto Carlos.  The launch of duSports reinstates du’s commitment to sports in the UAE, and will serve as the new platform for duFC, the home of youth football in the UAE. “We are launching duSports to further expand
2018-04-22 06:04 | News | ReviewCentralMe

Israel 2048: Long live the State of Tel Aviv

In 30 years, Israeli liberals will be living behind walls and no longer try to convince others of the justice of their cause, insisting instead on the right to exist cut off from the nationalist public
2018-04-22 05:04 | Israel Independence Day | Haaretz

Transcend introduces memory cards upto 512GB

Transcend recently released latest range of 500S and 300S series of SD and microSD cards with capacities of up to 512GB and featuring transfer speeds of up to 95 MB/s.The gold 500S series, constructed of durable MLC flash, is ideal for action cameras and drones, while the silver 300S series SD cards are offered in capacities up to 512GB, and the microSD cards have been crafted with the smartphone market in mind.Transcend’s 128GB 300S microSD cards meet the SD Association’s
2018-04-22 04:04 | News ,Storage ,512GB | ReviewCentralMe

Gaza doctors: Israeli fire at border protests causing wounds not seen since 2014 war

Some 1,700 wounded within month ■ Doctors say wounds 'devastating,' most will result in disabilities ■ WHO: Lack of medical equipment endangering wounded
2018-04-22 04:04 | Palestinians ,Gaza ,IDF | Haaretz

EU-Russian Mars Mission Landing Site to Be Chosen Soon

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The site for the landing of the Russian-built surface platform system as part of the Russian-EU ExoMars mission to the Red Planet will be chosen in October or November, Daniil Rodionov, the head of a laboratory at the Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Research Institute, told Sputnik.
2018-04-22 04:04 | Tech | SputnikNews

Europe and Mexico strengthen trade pact in signal to Trump

The deal would give Mexico greater access to another large advanced consumer market, acting as a hedge against an increasingly isolationist United States.
2018-04-22 04:04 | News | TheAge

60 Militants Found in Mosul Grave; 20 Killed in Iraq

Authorities discovered another mass grave in the Mosul area. The post 60 Militants Found in Mosul Grave; 20 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Original .
2018-04-22 03:04 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

MK set to ask High Court to quash ban on his Jewish Voice for Peace-funded lecture tour

MK Yousef Jabareen slated to petition against Ethics Committee decision keeping him from U.S. talks paid for by organization that supports BDS movement
2018-04-22 02:04 | Knesset ,BDS Movement | Haaretz

Why spot reduction for weight loss doesn't work

A couple of months from swimsuit season, you might be looking in the mirror at any number of eyesores -- beer belly, thigh rub, bra bulge, love handles, saddlebags -- and asking: Can I get rid of that through exercise and diet?
2018-04-22 01:04 | News | NewsDay

Cubans doubt change at the top will make a difference below

Hopes of a better life are dwindling regardless of the appointment of a new Cuban leader because of Donald Trump's hardline opposition to the communist state.
2018-04-22 01:04 | News | TheAge

Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

About 1,500 people attended Saturday's private service, including four former presidents: Bush's husband, George H.W. Bush, and their son, George W. Bush, along with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
2018-04-22 00:04 | News | NewsDay

French nun, World War II's 'White Angel', dies

Dieppe:  The mayor of a city in France's Normandy region says a 103-year-old nun known as the "White Angel" to allied soldiers injured during a failed World War II raid has died.
2018-04-22 00:04 | News | TheAge

Dubai’s GDP reaches Dhs389b in 2017

DUBAI: Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) has revealed that Dubai’s real gross domestic product (GDP) reached Dhs389 billion in 2017 compared to Dhs379 billion in 2016. According to DSC, the growth was fueled by the performance of strategic sectors that accounted for 72.2% of total growth in 2017. The transportation and storage sector was the biggest contributor to total economic growth at 18.5%, surpassing wholesale and retail
2018-04-22 00:04 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

UAE and Luxembourg discuss trade cooperation

LUXEMBOURG: Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, met on Saturday with Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy of Luxembourg. They discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation and partnership in various fields, including tourism, trade, aviation and space technology. Al Mansouri said trade between the two countries stood at $ 90 million in 2017, adding that it is a
2018-04-22 00:04 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Arabian Travel Market opens today in Dubai

DUBAI: Travel trade professionals from across the world’s hospitality industry will descend upon Dubai today for the opening of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, the region’s leading travel industry showcase. Celebrating its 25th year, ATM 2018, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre, will showcase the largest exhibition of regional and global hotel brands in the history of ATM, with hotels comprising 20% of the total
2018-04-22 00:04 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Abu Dhabi takes part in Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018

BERLIN: Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), took part in the 4th edition of Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018, BETD, organised by the German government in association with International Renewable Energy Alliance, REN Alliance, from April 17th to 18th in Berlin, Germany. BETD is a platform for international public and private audiences to come together to discuss viable concepts for the ongoing global transformation of the
2018-04-22 00:04 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

DLD supports economic diversification strategy

DUBAI: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced a number of new initiatives aimed to support the emirate’s economic diversification strategy by establishing Dubai’s real estate sector as the world’s leading property destination. The initiatives will see DLD developing a new mortgage and finance law in order to stimulate investment and streamline financial mechanisms in the real estate market. DLD’s initiatives were presented to
2018-04-22 00:04 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Activists at Earth Day symposium discuss ways to clean up LI water

Long Islanders must clean the area's groundwater and shores before harmful algae destroys fish, drinking water, and outdoor recreational activities, environmental activists said Saturday.
2018-04-22 00:04 | News | NewsDay

Trump tweet: I'll consider pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Saturday said he is considering granting a full pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, who was convicted in 1913, during the era of enforced segregation, of having sex with a white woman.
2018-04-21 23:04 | News | NewsDay

Stephen Lawrence anniversary: 25 years later, less than half of ethnic minority Britons think progress made on racial prejudice

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Poll comes a quarter of a century after murder of black teenager in an unprovoked racist attack in Eltham, south-east London, on 22 April 1993
2018-04-21 23:04 | News | Independent

What a German tourist felt when she visited Israel's Holocaust museum

This week at the Tel Aviv airport: This German came to Israel for the history, but fell in love with the desert ■ What it's like to be a young female filmmaker: 'When I get a job, I think that it’s because of how I look'
2018-04-21 22:04 | Israel tourism ,Ben Gurion Airport | Haaretz

The human impact of Theresa May's hostile environment policies

As devastation caused by Theresa May's 'hostile environment' to the Windrush generation continues to emerge, it becomes clear that the true scale of pain inflicted spans far wider
2018-04-21 22:04 | News | Independent

Trump says he doesn't expect attorney Michael Cohen to 'flip'

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Saturday said he doesn't expect his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to "flip" and cooperate with federal prosecutors in their investigation of Cohen's business dealings, including a payment to a porn actress to protect Trump.
2018-04-21 22:04 | News | NewsDay

Hamas blames Israel for hit on Palestinian engineer: The war has shifted abroad

According to Palestinians, Fadi al-Batash was ambushed at a mosque in Malaysia and shot by two unidentified motorcyclists ■ Victim's family blames the Mossad ■ Malaysia: Foreign agents likely involved
2018-04-21 21:04 | Hamas ,Palestinians ,Mossad | Haaretz

Eye in the Sky: Bill Gates Backs Real Time Global Satellite Surveillance Network

For those of us who increasingly feel like there is no place on Earth to be free of prying eyes, a new announcement from some deep-pockets tech investors appears to ensure humanity that global surveillance from orbit is coming, and soon.
2018-04-21 21:04 | Tech | SputnikNews

South Africa:Sanco Calls On Government to Break 'Urgent' Bus Strike Deadlock

[News24Wire] The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) on Saturday said it supported the call for government intervention to resolve the nationwide bus strike.
2018-04-21 20:04 | News | AllAfrica

Prosecutor: Man fatally stabbed in random attack in restaurant

LOS ANGELES -- A homeless man who randomly stabbed a man to death as he was holding his daughter in a crowded Southern California restaurant was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday.
2018-04-21 20:04 | News | NewsDay

Brexit minister reveals how MPs can force Theresa May to accept fresh referendum

Exclusive: Steve Baker says a crucial autumn vote on the exit deal will not, as expected, be a 'take-it-or-leave-it' choice – because 'parliament can always seek to amend motions'
2018-04-21 20:04 | News | Independent

David Blatt: 'I feel that I did not realize my potential in the NBA'

American-Israeli basketball coach David Blatt weighs in on his hopes to return to the NBA and his experience coaching a Turkish team and... avoids questions on his relationship with Lebron James
2018-04-21 20:04 | Israel Turkey ,Tel Aviv ,Israel sport | Haaretz

For Refusing to 'Ignore or Accept Racial Discrimination,' Amnesty International Honors Colin Kaepernick With Highest Award

Common Dreams staff Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a league-wide protest that has spanned two seasons since he first kneeled down before a game to protest racial violence and police killings in 2016, was awarded Amnesty International's highest honor on Saturday.
2018-04-21 19:04 | News | CommonDreams

After international criticism, Israeli army investigating death of 15-year-old Gazan

Mohammed Ayoub's death, which was captured on video, led EU to demand a full investigation while UN Mideast envoy blasted Israel to 'stop killing children'
2018-04-21 19:04 | Hamas ,Gaza war ,Avigdor Lieberman | Haaretz

Secret Messages and Drawings Spotted in Bitcoin Network

"Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks," Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous developer of the bitcoin blockchain famously declared in a note which came with the first block in the bitcoin network.
2018-04-21 19:04 | Business | SputnikNews

How Sunderland went from an established Premier League side to the third-tier of English football

Sunderland lost to Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon, consigning the club to their second relegation in succession. This is the story of their demise
2018-04-21 19:04 | News | Independent

Rafael Nadal demands extra practice despite cruising into Monte-Carlo Masters final with Kei Nishikori

The top-ranked Nadal, a 10-time French Open champion with 75 career titles, hurried to another clay court just for forehand practice ahead of Sunday's final
2018-04-21 19:04 | News | Independent

The New Space Race: NASA to Award 1st Contracts for Gateway Moon Base

As the space race heats up, the first contracts for the manufacture of key components for humanity’s Gateway orbital lunar base will be awarded in 2019, according to NASA.
2018-04-21 19:04 | Tech | SputnikNews

Four former presidents among mourners at Barbara Bush funeral

Four of the United States' five living former presidents gathered at a Houston church on Saturday to remember the life, legacy and trademark pearls of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.
2018-04-21 18:04 | News | TheAge

Tottenham were good enough to beat Manchester United. They bottled it

Too often in the past Tottenham's failures have been put down to character, when in fact they have just not been good enough. They should have won this game
2018-04-21 18:04 | News | Independent

Fear Not, Says Trump, Personal Lawyer Michael Cohen Won't "Flip"

Jon Queally, staff writer Amid tweets in which he attacked a New York Times reporter and declared what a "beautiful day!" it will be as he watches on TV the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush, President Donald Trump on Saturday also let the world know via Twitter that he doesn't believe his long-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen will "flip" on him.
2018-04-21 18:04 | News | CommonDreams

Former presidents, sports stars attend Barbara Bush funeral

Former ambassadors along with sports and entertainment stars arrived on a grey, cloudy day to attend Saturday's private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation's largest Episcopal church - a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the woman known by many as "America's matriarch."
2018-04-21 18:04 | News | TheAge

Ander Herrera fires Manchester United into FA Cup final after sluggish Tottenham let lead slip

Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham: Dele Alli handed Spurs an early lead but goals by Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera turned the match around for Jose Mourinho's side
2018-04-21 17:04 | News | Independent

Challenging Cuomo From Left, Cynthia Nixon Gets Big Applause for Going Huge on Climate

Jon Queally, staff writer "We must transition from an economy based in toxic carbon emissions toward an economy that protects workers, our communities, and our planet," Cynthia Nixon, running as a progressive challenger to NY Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, declared on Friday. "It won’t be easy. But we don't have a choice."
2018-04-21 17:04 | News | CommonDreams

Angry Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp criticises Hawthorns pitch and referee after West Brom draw

Klopp was clearly unhappy following the game, having named a strong line-up in an effort to maintain momentum ahead of the Champions League semi-final first leg with Roma
2018-04-21 17:04 | News | Independent

Home Office under Theresa May was urged to act on problems facing Windrush generation in 2014

Labour MP David Lammy told The Independent: 'It is utterly extraordinary that the Home Office was clearly aware of the impact that their pernicious policies would have, yet ignored all the warnings and impact assessments'
2018-04-21 17:04 | News | Independent

This is why I've stopped saying 'I'm fine, thanks' when people ask how I am

By allowing people to tell you how they are feeling, you are letting them know that their response is normal and acceptable, which is really important for their mental health
2018-04-21 17:04 | News | Independent

UAE can’t help if Somalia seeks to self-destruct

What the UAE has provided to Somalia over the decades and since a civil war and famine ravaged the latter has not been provided by any other state. The UAE’s decision to end its training
2018-04-21 17:04 | News | AlArabiya