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Queen Rania Launches Edrak Initiative

  May 20, 2014 at 2:18 am by

As part of Her Majesty’s efforts supporting education in the Arab world, Queen Rania of Jordan launched yesterday a non-profit Arabic platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) named Edrak. The platform is the first of its kind in the region and aims to provide Arab learners with great access opportunities to many of the online courses taught at leading universities worldwide such as Harvard and MIT. Edrak, which means realization, … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Couple’s Official Visit to the US

  May 10, 2013 at 9:30 am by

This week, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit have been on a trip to the United States (Texas and California) from May 5th to 9th, to promote Norwegian industry and Norwegian technology companies. They were accompanied by representatives of the government and Norwegian businesses. The Crown Prince Couple arrived in the afternoon of May 5th in Houston, where they were greeted with songs by children from Seamen’s Church in … Continue reading

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Belgian Economic Mission to Japan, Days Five and Six

  June 18, 2012 at 12:26 am by

While the Princess Mathilde took a flight to come back in Belgium, Prince Philippe started his fifth day in Japan, on June 14, visiting the Panasonic Center, the multinational electronics corporation. At the Panasonic Headquarters in Osaka the Prince, along with Belgian Ministers, discovered the newest technologies of Panasonic, including the new 3D technology. Prince Philippe also attended the signing ceremony of the collaboration agreement between Panasonic and Imec, a … Continue reading

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Final Day in Scandinavia for Charles and Camilla

  March 28, 2012 at 2:28 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have spent their last day in Scandinavia, and have returned to England. Prince Charles was accompanied in the morning by Crown Prince Frederik and the Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, as he visited Gyldenrisparke in Amager. Hundreds of locals turned out to see the royals during their walking tour of the area, Prince Charles joking with some, “Is this the queue for … Continue reading

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Prince & Princess of Asturias At Opening Ceremony of Telecom Meeting

  September 7, 2011 at 2:46 am by

It was back to work today for Don Felipe and Doña Letizia after their summer holiday. Earlier today, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived at the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander to officate at the opening Ceremony of the XXV Meeting of Telecommunications. The Prince was dressed in a navy blue suit and lime green tie, whilst the Princess opted for navy blue trousers and … Continue reading

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Dominican President Visits Jordan

  June 21, 2011 at 2:22 am by

The President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez Reyna, paid an official visit to Jordan between June 18th and 20th, 2011. On the second day of their visit to Jordan the President and his wife, Margarita de Fernandez Cedeño, were welcomed by King Abdullah and Queen Rania at the Royal Offices in Amman. King Abdullah and Leonel Fernandez met behind closed doors and were later joined by senior officials from … Continue reading

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Two Weeks To Go – Countdown to the Royal Wedding

  April 15, 2011 at 2:33 am by

There are only two weeks to go until what is being dubbed the royal wedding of the decade, the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Information regarding the wedding has been slower in release this past week, the main information posted on the official wedding website being that of the charities the Royal Wedding Fund will assist. We have learnt the basic program of the wedding day however. Guests … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Speaks at Aid Conference

  March 29, 2011 at 1:57 am by

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference (DIHAD) in her capacity as Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City in Dubai on March 28, 2011. This year’s theme is “New Technologies: How they Impact Humanitarian and Development Operations”, which is about how humanitarian … Continue reading

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Rania receives Humanitarian Award

  May 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan received the James C. Morgan Humanitarian Award at Microsoft on Wednesday May 20, 2010. The award is handed out to people who use technology to benefit humanity, as Queen Rania was chosen for her use of social media to promote education, human rights and women’s issues through twitter, youtube and facebook. Speaking at the news conference, Queen Rania said “I’m really honored … Continue reading

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King Abdullah meets Maktoob Founders

  September 10, 2009 at 9:38 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan met with the founders of Maktoob.com, Samih Toukan and Hussam Khoury on Wednesday. The King congratulated them on their recent sale of their company to US Internet giant Yahoo!. During the meeting, King Abdullah expressed his happines and pride in the two men’s accomplishment, which King Abdullah said reflects on the development of the IT sector in Jordan, he also conferred the Al Hussein … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Spain inaugurate Largest Telescope in the World

  July 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm by

On Friday, July 24, the King and Queen of Spain officially inaugurated the GTC (Gran Telescopio Canarias) or Grantecan, which is consider the most powerful and advanced telescope with which to observe the universe. The new “Crown Jewel” is situated at 2,400 meters above sea-level, in one of the top astronomical sites in the Northern Hemisphere: Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (RMO), on La Palma Island, a declared World Biosphere … Continue reading

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A New Royal Joins Facebook

  June 27, 2009 at 5:33 am by

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has joined the social networking site Facebook. Sheikh Mohammed has two photo albums which are divided into two parts; My Family and Everyday Encounters, as well as an Activities section where the Sheikh talks about his love of poems. “I am passionate about sports, particularly endurance racing. I enjoy and … Continue reading

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Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

  June 24, 2009 at 2:30 am by

On Wednesday 17 in Oviedo, the jury of the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research has officially announced their decission to bestow the award to Martin Cooper, discover of the the first handheld mobile telephone and to Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, the man who chose the @ sign to separate local from global e-mails in the mail address. The jury considers that these two discoveries are among the … Continue reading

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King Albert visits Google and Microsoft

  June 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm by

King Albert II of Belgium went on an IT tour along the most important IT sites in the Walloon region. He visited the Google Data centre, which is being built in Saint Ghislain, and afterwards he went to the Microsoft Innovation Center in Mons. The King was allowed to experiment with some new features Google is developing, among them a new type of chess board. The King was also interested … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah in Berlin for Talks

  May 31, 2009 at 2:49 am by

HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad, chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development held talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. The two discussed educational issues and a common mechanism investment in scientific research. Sheikha Mozah also held talks with German Minister of Economy and Technology where they talked about issues related to education and technology. Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroder, hosted a luncheon in honour … Continue reading

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Prince Philippe at Soyuz Launch

  May 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm by

Prince Philippe of Belgium travelled to the Kazach steppes, to Star City Baikonur, where he attended the launch of the Soyuz, which carries Russian Cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk and Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne. The Soyuz is supposed to arrive at the ISS in two days. Prince Philippe, who was also present when Frank De Winne came back from his previous space trip, attended the very last … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri holds Audiences

  May 26, 2009 at 5:06 am by

Today, Grand Duke Henri received in audience at the Grand-Ducal Palace in Luxembourg the organising committee of the centenary celebrations of the Fédération d’Aéronautique un d’Astronautique Luxembourgeoises and the senior members of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. For more information, please see this thread.

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Qatari and British Royals Attend Gas Plant Opening

  May 15, 2009 at 11:07 am by

On Tuesday The Emir of Qatar, H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and his wife H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned attended the opening ceremony of the South Hook Terminal for Liquefied Natural Gas in Wales in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The South Hook terminal is a technological milestone as part of the … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina Introduces New Charity Project

  April 28, 2009 at 3:44 pm by

Today Infanta Cristina, long-time director of the Social Area of La Caixa Foundation, visited the prison of Villalbona to introduce a new project whereby new technologies are taught to the prisoners. Since March, ten members of the Asturians Older People Voluntary Computing Association have taught 72 inmates some of the new technologies. The project, which is part of the campaign “CiberCaixa Solidaria”, is a pioneering project focused on rehabilitation of … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima learns about Girls and Technology

  April 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm by

Today Princess Máxima visited the Waerden Borch School in Holten to attend a presentation on “Girls and Technology”. The visit was to learn more about the field of technology and how girls can get involved. During the visit, Máxima viewed a presentation on the flow of technical education, and then took part in an experiment with the pupils in building thermoharder and thermoplastic polymers. The visit aimed to show girls … Continue reading

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