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Oman (Sultanate of) Internet access in Oman gets easier in Arabic
For the first time in Oman, the Telecommunications Regularity Authority (TRA) has launched the first Arabic domain ".oman" to facilitate Arab users of the Internet. This initiative is a major step towards encouraging individuals and institutions to use the Arabic domain name as an address for their websites.
Global New technologies help people with disabilities at work in Oman
Sheikha Al Jassasi types something on her laptop and a voice reads “w w w dot google dot com.” The voice helps her navigate to the search bar, and then reads out the results as she clicks through them. For Al Jassasi, who has been blind since birth, this voice makes using a computer possible.
New Zealand New Zealand: Where Are the Skills NZ Needs?
Almost three quarters (72 per cent) of New Zealand employers believe that the skills shortage has the potential to impact the effective operation of their business or department, according to findings in the recently released 2015 Hays Salary Guide.
New Zealand New Zealand: Is “Broadband Failure” Sucking Up More Cash?
The Commerce Committee has blocked an inquiry into the $300 million rural broadband initiative (RBI) despite mounting evidence it’s a massive policy failure and waste of money.
Australia Australia: Reserve Bank in Call for Major Systems Upgrade
The Reserve Bank of Australia has called for Expressions of Interest (EoIs) for a new software-based core banking system.
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Approves Preferential Taxation for Some Entrepreneurs
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov has approved a list of types of business activities subject to preferential taxation and fixed license fee on them.
Nigeria Nigeria: 2015 Technovation Challenge - Nigeria Beats USA, India, Mexico, Others
Nigeria has emerged winner in Technovation Challenge world pitch, which held at San Francisco, USA. The team, i-kapture emerged winners in a competition that comprised six finalists from six countries. They are USA, India, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia. 64 countries entered for the competition.
South Africa South Africa: Academic Excellence must Address African Challenges
Deputy Minister for National Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says African challenges cannot be dealt with without academic excellence. Speaking at the Isibalo Symposium on Monday at Stellenbosch University, the Deputy Minister said development of general knowledge, particularly the statistics on the African continent, is faced with many challenges. “There are a number of developmental programmes that Africa has led in the past which require to be taken ...
South Africa South Africa: Advanced Manufacturing to Drive Industrialisation
Advanced manufacturing has the potential to drive industrialisation and create sustainable jobs, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. “Manufacturing is critical to the South African economy and it can be used to create new sustainable growth through the diversification of our economy. This can lead to productive, active and inclusive higher levels of advanced manufacturing and industrialisation,” said Minister Davies. He was speaking at a two-day Annual Manufacturing Indaba in Kempton ...
South Africa South Africa: African Governments Invest in Skills in Sciences, Engineering, and Technology
A high-level gathering including H.E. President Macky Sall of Senegal and government and business representatives from several African countries, met to discuss greater support for Africa’s skills needs. President Sall officially launched the Regional Scholarship and Innovative fund on June 13, 2015, with initial seed money of US$5 million contributed by African governments. The Fund is a key initiative under the Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), wh ...
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