Tag: Jordan

Mobile Word Processing Apps

Microsoft finally got around to releasing Office for the iPad earlier this year. The app has proved incredibly popular so far, with Microsoft reporting more than 12 million downloads within the first week of its appearance on the App Store….

Shunning Civic Duty

A lack of civic responsibility is behind many of the problems we face today. By Osama Al-Sharif In Karak a few months back, someone decided they were perfectly entitled to riddle a major water pipe with bullets so that their…

Ramatex Enters Apparel Sector

Jordan’s apparel sector was given a major boost with the announcement that Singapore’s Ramatex Group, which makes clothes for the likes of Nike and Uniqlo, is pressing ahead with plans to establish a manufacturing facility in the Kingdom at a…

Religious Tourism: a Sector’s Salvation?

Pope Francis’ recent trip to Jordan showcased to the world the important role that the Kingdom has played in the rich history of the Holy Land. The benefits of attracting more of the world’s faithful to visit Jordan’s many religious…

WHEN LESS IS MORE

Undiluted, uncomplicated, and unburdened by excess or frivolity, the Caterham Seven 485 S subtly wears its engineering under the skin and delivers direct, dynamic, and pure supercar-humbling thrills. With razor sharp reflexes and performance set to a crackling and barking…

The Buyback that Didn’t Fly

Our media proved its worth by exposing government plans to quietly buy back shares in our national carrier without proper oversight. By Osama al-Sharif By now you would have thought the government should have learned its lesson regarding the need…

Water Warning

Jordan’s thirsty agricultural sector must dramatically boost its water efficiency to prevent the Kingdom’s vital groundwater basins from drying up. But this will be easier said than done. By Laith Abou-Ragheb A few days of heavy rainfall at the tail…

Feeding Jordan Well

It‘s becoming harder and harder to get enough of the right foods into Jordanian mouths. By Elisa Oddone Jordan has made substantial health gains over the past two decades, including increases in life expectancy and reductions in child mortality and…

Tomorrow’s TV

How worried should the region’s traditional broadcasters be about the rise of Internet TV? By Laith Abou-Ragheb The battle for viewers and ads is heating up between the region’s established TV networks and over-the-top upstarts like YouTube and Netflix, which…

Microsoft Ditches Nokia Staff and Android Phones

As part of a major new restructuring strategy, Microsoft announced it will shed 12,500 jobs from its recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services division and scrap its poorly-received X line of Android smartphones. The low-cost X handsets, which were only…