Daily Archives: December 2, 2015

Italian anti-doping authorities ban 26 athletes

Rome, Safar 21, 1437, December 03, 2015, SPA — Italian anti-doping authorities have imposed a two-year
ban on 26 athletes, Ansa news agency reported Wednesday evening.

The group is accused of withdrawing from official tests, Ansa
reported, according to dpa.

Among the banned athletes is world champion pole-vaulter Giuseppe
Gibilisco and former world silver long-jumper Andrew Howe.

Former European triple jump champion Fabrizio Donato and former
world-class sprinter Simone Collio.

–SPA
02:56 LOCAL TIME 23:56 GMT

U.S. Private-Sector Hiring Increases

Washington, Safar 20, 1437, Dec 2, 2015, SPA — U.S. businesses increased hiring last month, led by strong gains in retail, finance, and other service industries, a private-sector study found Wednesday, suggesting that job growth is strong enough to support the first Federal Reserve (Fed) interest-rate increase in almost a decade next month.
Payroll processor ADP said private-sector employers added 217,000 jobs in November, the most in five months and up from 196,000 jobs in October. Service-sector companies added 204,000 jobs, while manufacturers hired only 6,000.
Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, which compiles the ADP data, said hiring was strong in most industries excluding the oil and natural-gas sector, which has been hurt by low oil prices, and factories that compete with overseas producers.
The strong November job gains suggest solid underlying momentum in the economy despite a struggling manufacturing sector.
Specifically, steady consumer spending is supporting greater hiring in services, which includes higher-paying professional positions such as information-technology and engineering jobs. That is helping to offset weak job gains in sectors like manufacturing, which is struggling with weak overseas economies and the strong U.S. dollar
The ADP report was released ahead of the U.S. government’s more comprehensive November employment report on Friday. Economists expect 190,000 jobs were added last month, up slightly from 182,000 in October.

–SPA
21:24 LOCAL TIME 18:24 GMT

تعريف العالم بقصة مجموعة العشرين: استراتيجية التواصل التركية

“In the Antalya Action Plan…, you can find updated growth strategies, implementation schedules and accountability report, for the first time … G20 is not a club of the rich. Understanding the situation of the low income developing countries, we agreed to restructure G20’s agenda on development to support the 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. For the first time, we included reducing food loss and waste, which is a global problem, as well as the issue of increasing access to energy particularly in Africa, during the first ever G20 Energy Ministers Meeting.” President Erdogan speaking at the Press Conference following the G20 Summit .

اسطنبول وأنطاليا، تركيا، 1 ديسمبر 2015/ PRNewswire/ — أثناء رئاستها لمجموعة العشرين لعام 2015، قامت تركيا بتنفيذ برنامج شامل للتواصل لكي يعرف العالم قصتها الفريدة.

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“مجموعة العشرين. معا من أجل نمو شامل وقوي.”

حتى هذا العام، كان الهدف الرئيسي لمجموعة العشرين هو تحقيق “النمو القوي والمستدام والمتوازن”. وفي عام 2015 أضافت الرئاسة التركية “النمو الشامل” إلى القائمة.

كانت أهم المؤشرات الملموسة لهذا النهج الفريد هي إنشاء سيدات الأعمال (دبليو 20) المجموعة المشاركة التي ستركز على زيادة مشاركة المرأة في قوة العمل؛ وإطلاق المنتدى العالمي للمشروعات الصغيرة والمتوسطة في اسطنبول لإمداد المشروعات الصغيرة والمتوسطة بصوت عالمي؛ وتبني الهدف الملموس لمجموعة العشرين وهو خفض البطالة لدى الشباب؛ وإقامة حوار أوثق مع الدول النامية ذات الاقتصاديات المنخفضة.

وبهدف هذه الغاية، من خلال برنامج التواصل الخاص بها، استخدمت تركيا شعار “مجموعة العشرين. معا من أجل نمو شامل وقوي”.

المرأة، والشباب، والمشروعات الصغيرة والمتوسطة

تم توجيه هذه الرسالة من خلال ثلاثة فيديوهات منفصلة مدتها 30 ثانية مصممة وفقا للعناصر الثلاثة الملموسة الخاصة بالأجندة الشمولية للرئاسة التركية، وهي المرأة، والشباب، والمشروعات الصغيرة والمتوسطة. وقد جمع الفيديو الرابع جميع هذه العناصر.

بفضل هذا البرنامج التواصلي، الذي بدأ في اجتماع وزراء المالية لمجموعة العشرين أوائل سبتمبر، ضمنت إذاعة الفيديوهات والنصوص المرئية توصيل رسالة تركيا إلى العالم أثناء رئاسة مجموعة العشرين عن طريق القنوات التليفزيونية، والصحف، والمجلات وأيضا المنصات الرقمية والمساحات الإعلانية المفتوحة.

زيارات وسائل الإعلام الدولية

“As G20, our objective is to ensure strong, sustainable and balanced, and starting with this year, inclusive growth. Inclusiveness is significant to create quality employment, raise living standards, eliminate inequalities and spread prosperity. We agreed for the first time on a quantitative target to reduce the share of vulnerable young people in the labor market by %15 by 2025. We created WOMEN-20 official engagement group to help monitor the implementation of the G20 commitment to reduce the gender gap in labour force participation rates by 25% until 2025.” President Erdogan speaking at the Press Conference following the G20 Summit.

في إطار برنامجها للتواصل الخاص بمجموعة العشرين، نظمت تركيا رحلات صحفية لبعض العاملين في وسائل الإعلام الأجنبية خلال اجتماع شربا (Sherpa) في بودروم في شهر يونيو، واجتماع وزراء المالية والعمل في أنقرة في سبتمبر، واجتماعات وزراء الطاقة والتجارة في إسطنبول في أكتوبر وأيضا قمة أنطاليا في نوفمبر.

تم توجيه الدعوة لحوالي 44 صحافي من 19 دولة للمشاركة في هذه الرحلات الصحفية. ونشر 160 مقالة وقصصًا إخبارية تتعلق برئاسة تركيا لمجموعة العشرين عقب هذه الرحلات الصحفية.

المطبوعات الرسمية

من أجل توصيل رسائلها الرئيسية وإنجازاتها خلال رئاسة مجموعة العشرين، دعمت تركيا إصدار ثلاثة مطبوعات أيضا، وهي،

G20 Turkey: The Antalya Summit 2015” (بالإنجليزية) بواسطة مجموعة بحثية ومدرسة مانك للشؤون العالمية.

G20 in Turkey” (بالإنجليزية، والفرنسية، والألمانية، والروسية) بواسطة جلوبال كونكشن و

قصة الغلاف لمجلة سكاي لايف التي تضم 32 صفحة التابعة للخطوط الجوية التركية بعنوان “The World’s Largest 20 Economies Meet in Antalya” (بالإنجليزية والتركية).

كما دعمت الخطوط الجوية التركية برنامج التواصل الخاص برئاسة تركيا لمجموعة العشرين.

المصدر: الرئاسة التركية لمجموعة العشرين G20

SAGIA vows support for local business entrepreneurs 2 Riyadh

He said the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently enjoying its economic invigoration climax and that it is time for business youths to take the opportunity of investment, noting that expenditures in all sectors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would reach SR2 trillion over the coming five years with the investment exploitable opportunities to amount to 100 or more in addition to unification of efforts of more than 30 bodies supportive to SAGIA unified investment plan.
He disclosed that SAGIA became aware of the most thorny obstacles facing small and medium businesses and entrepreneurs after having conducted a number of workshops on the issue. He cited the shortage of finance, shallowness of investment opportunities, lack of incentive programs for small and medium businesses, ambiguity of procedures, lack of benefiting from foreign investors experience and difficulty of finding skilled labor force as among the obstacles facing the promising businesses.
Al-Othman vowed that SAGIA is currently busy designing an electronic platform to serve the small and medium businesses as well as the entrepreneurs aiming to provide investment opportunities, skills building, service developing and data collecting.
–SPA
15:44 LOCAL TIME 12:44 GMT

SAGIA vows support for local business entrepreneurs

Riyadh, Safar 20, 1437, December 02, 2015, SPA — During a meeting to exchange views on mutual issues of concern on the fringes of the ongoing Eastern Region Female and Male Youths Forum and Exhibition 2015, organized by the Eastern Region Chamber of Commerce in Dammam, Engineer Abdullatif Al-Othman, Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), told a host of business female and male entrepreneurs that SAGIA is serving not only foreign investors but also provides several services for local investors.
At the meeting which focused on the challenges facing business male and female youths, Al-Othman said the Authority’s objectives and activities are based on building effective partnerships with numerous governmental bodies aiming to improve investment environment, and develop the regulations and procedures through a program designed to tackle obstacles.
He went on to say that SAGIA has designed its priorities and programs on a comprehensive evaluation for the investment environment and orientation, mainly to forge qualitative investments to build competitive economic sectors, achieve qualitative leap for the investment environment, create professional marketing for investment strategic attraction, score excellence in the service of investors and reach top marks of performance.
Al-Othman suggested that among the key priorities are the easiness of business starts, flow of across-the-border trade, transparency and stability of commercial regulations, activation of government procurement and incentive systems, improvement of the reach of goods to international markets and competitiveness, and, finally, availability of qualified labor force, pointing to the application of “Invest in Saudi Arabia” website in Arabic and English which now highlights more than 30 indexes and more than 90 investment opportunities.
–More
15:34 LOCAL TIME 12:34 GMT

Saudi-Ethiopian Committee holds meeting in Riyadh 2

On his part, the Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources praised the excellent relationship between the two countries in various fields, saying: “The Kingdom Saudi Arabia is one of the strongest economies in the world and we have in the Republic of Ethiopia investment opportunities that can attract the Saudi private sector to take advantage of them.”
The two sides agreed to form three committees : Committee of Foreign, Security and Labor Cooperation; Economic and Technical Committee, and Committee for Educational and Cultural Cooperation, Religious Affairs, Media, Youth and Sports for deliberating and coming up with recommendations that serve both sides.
— SPA
15:03 LOCAL TIME 12:03 GMT

Saudi-Ethiopian Committee holds meeting in Riyadh

Riyadh, 20 Safar 1437 AH, December 2, 2015, SPA –The Joint Saudi-Ethiopian Committee began its 4th session at the Conferences Palace here today.
The Saudi side was headed by the Minister of Agriculture, Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli, while the Ethiopian side by the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources Tefera Deribew, in the presence of representatives of government agencies from both sides.
At the beginning of the meeting Engineer Al-Fadhli delivered a speech in which he stressed the importance of the meetings of the Joint Saudi-Ethiopian Committee which forms a tool conducive to strengthening economic, trade, investment, scientific and cultural cooperation between the two countries, pointing to the importance of activating cooperation through the development of mechanisms and programs to implement the recommendations of the meetings of the Committee, emphasizing the importance of the great role of the private sectors in the implementation of economic cooperation projects related to trade and investment in various fields.
–More
15:03 LOCAL TIME 12:03 GMT