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الزيتون جزء لا يتجزأ من الغذاء المتوسطي – وصفة تالياتيلي بالزيتون من حملة أوليف يو

نيويورك، 31 كانون الأول/ديسمبر، 2019 / بي آر نيوزواير / — الزيتون كان ولا يزال جزءا لا يتجزأ من الغذاء في منطفة حوض البحر الأبيض المتوسط منذ القدم؛ وهو الغذاء المفضل في هذه المنطقة حتى اليوم، ووجبة خفيفة مفضلة منذ قرون. أوليف يو (الزيتون هو أنت) هو برنامج ترويجي لشركة بيميت عمره ثلاثة أعوام، ويتم تمويله مشاركة من قبل الاتحاد الأوروبي ويهدف إلى توعية المستهلكين والمهنيين على حد سواء بشأن ميزات جودة وتنوع ومذاق وفوائد زيتون المائدة الأوروبي، ما يزيد الطلب عليه وتطوير الوعي به في الدول غير المنتجة للزيتون في المنطقة الأوروبية. وقد أعلنت حملة أوليف يو اليوم وصفة زيت أوروبي لذيذة، وهي تالياتيلي بالزيتون.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_xgt3v25p/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

التالياتيلي بالزيتون

المكونات:

  • 600 غرام من الطحين لجميع الأغراض (النوع 00)
  • 5 بيضات كبيرة الحجم من البيض البلدي
  • 100 غرام من مسحوق الزيتون الأسود

طريقة التحضير:

تعجن جميع المكونات معًا حتى تصبح عجينة ذات ملمس ناعم. تغطية العجين بغشاء بلاستيكي ووضعه في الثلاجة لمدة 30 دقيقة.

باستخدام الدقيق للفتح، افتح ورقة مستطيلة من العجين، باستخدام دبوس دوار أو آلة بسمك بطاقة الائتمان. لف العجين على بعضه أربع مرات واقطعه إلى شرائح بطول 1 سم. عندما تكمل هذا، أخرج العجين وضعه في وعاء طبخ كبير به ماء مغلي سبق أن أضيف إليه الملح وكمية صغيرة من زيت الزيتون. قم بغلي العجينة حسب الذوق. يُصفّى المزيج قليلًا من ماء الغليان مع ترك القليل منه لتجنب التصاق التالياتيلي بقاع الوعاء، وقدمه. قم برش قطرات من زيت الزيتون البكر على العجينة، ويمكن إضافة الجبن حسب الذوق، والفلفل الطازج قليلاً، وتمتع.

حملة أوليف يو

حملة أوليف يو (أنت الزيتون) هي عبارة عن برنامج ترويجي عمره ثلاث سنوات بتمويل مشترك من الاتحاد الأوروبي، يهدف إلى زيادة الوعي والطلب على زيتون المائدة الأوروبي للمهنيين والمستهلكين على حد سواء، وكذلك للمساعدة في زيادة الصادرات منه إلى الولايات المتحدة وكندا. تهدف حملة “أوليف يو، زيتون المائدة الأوروبي” أيضًا إلى الوصول إلى الصحفيين والطهاة وخبراء الطعام وتجار التجزئة والمستهلكين من جميع الأعمار، من خلال الأنشطة الترويجية وأحداث التسويق والتذوق والدعاية من أجل تعريف الجمهور على هذا المنتج الغذائي الطبيعي اللذيذ.

لمزيد من المعلومات يرجى زيارة: www.oliveyou-eu.eu

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وفد البرنامج السعودي لتنمية وإعمار اليمن يصل إلى عدن للدفع قدما بمسار التنمية من اتفاق الرياض

عدن، اليمن، 31 ديسمبر، 2019 / بي آر نيوزواير / — وصل وفد تابع للبرنامج السعودي لتنمية وإعمار اليمن اليوم إلى العاصمة المؤقتة لليمن، عدن، في مهمة تستغرق ستة أيام لتحديد الأولويات لمشاريع التنمية والإعمار التي تخدم المحافظة والمناطق المجارة، انسجاما مع اتفاق الرياض.

وقال رئيس الوفد، مدير إدارة المشاريع والدراسات بالبرنامج المهندس حسن العطاس في تصريح صحفي لدى وصول الوفد إلى مطار عدن الدولي إن زيارة وفد البرنامج السعودي لتنمية وإعمار اليمن إلى محافظة عدن تأتى للتعرف على الاحتياجات العاجلة فى القطاعات الإنمائية المهمة في منطقة عدن والمناطق المجاورة.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_wzysw5ue/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

وأضاف العطاس أن هذه الزيارة ستشمل القطاعات العامة من التعليم والصحة والمياه والكهرباء وكل ما يلزم من خدمات عاجلة لمدينة عدن، مشيراً في الوقت نفسه إلى وقوف وفد البرنامج على الاحتياجات الهندسية والفنية لمطار عدن، إضافة لمستشفى عدن العام الذي يتلقى الدعم من المملكة عبر صندوق التنمية السعودي وبإشراف من البرنامج على بنائه وتجهيزه، والذى سوف يفتتح خلال الأيام القليلة القادمة.

وسيلتقى وفد البرنامج السعودى لتنمية وإعمار اليمن في أيام زيارته الستة بمجموعة من مسؤولي الجهات الحكومية والخدمية في المحافظة، ومنظمات المجتمع المدنية والتنموية والقطاع الخاص في المحافظة، بالإضافة إلى قيام الوفد بجولات ميدانية وعقد اجتماعات ورش عمل مع الجانب اليمني، استكمالاً للقاءات ورش العمل المستمرة التي عمل عليها البرنامج مع الجانب اليمني فى مقر البرنامج عقب الإعلان عن اتفاق الرياض، وبحضور رئيس الوزراء اليمنى الدكتور معين عبدالملك سعيد. ويسعى البرنامج السعودي للتنمية وإعادة الإعمار في اليمن إلى إكمال عملية مراقبة الاحتياجات العاجلة في العديد من القطاعات الرئيسية في عدن وغيرها من المحافظات اليمنية.

ويسعى البرنامج السعودى لتنمية وإعمار اليمن، من خلال تنفيذ المشاريع، لمساعدة الحكومة اليمنية على تحقيق التنمية الشاملة والمستدامة في اليمن، بما في ذلك توفير الخدمات الأساسية، وتحسين البنية التحتية، وخلق فرص عمل مباشرة وغير مباشرة، وتحسين مستويات المعيشة للشعب اليمني.

وهذا يتماشى مع اتفاق الرياض، وقد عقدت عدة اجتماعات ومناقشات بين موظفي البرنامج السعودي لتنمية وإعمار اليمن والمسؤولين من محافظة عدن على مدار الأسابيع القليلة الماضية تعزيزا لهذا الاتفاق. تضمنت البعثات بعثة فنية للبرنامج السعودي لتنمية وإعمار اليمن إلى عدن لتقييم ودراسة وتأهيل وتحسين مطار عدن الدولي وتحديد الاحتياجات الفنية والبنية اللازمة للمطار.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_d2zic37e/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

تضمنت الزيارة التي قام بها الفريق مؤخرًا إلى مطار عدن تقييمًا لمباني المطار ومرافقه ومدرجه، بالإضافة إلى تقييم لحالة الإضاءة والمعدات على المدرج، وفحص أجهزة الملاحة الحالية وقاعات المغادرة والوصول.

شملت الزيارات المتبادلة بين البرنامج السعودي لتنمية وإعمار اليمن ومسؤولي المحافظة اجتماعًا لمشرف البرنامج السعودي لتنمية وإعمار اليمن السفير محمد بن سعيد الجابر، مع رئيس جامعة عدن الدكتور الأخضر ناصر، ومدير وحدة مشاريع الجامعة الدكتور أبو بكر بارحيم في مقر البرنامج في الرياض، لمناقشة الاحتياجات التنموية لجامعة عدن.

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Zcoin’s Receiver Address Privacy (RAP) enhances wallet address privacy on the blockchain

SINGAPORE, Dec. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Zcoin (zcoin.io), a privacy focused cryptocurrency is set to be the first cryptocurrency project to release Receiver Address Privacy (RAP) on a desktop wallet. RAP is an implementation of Reusable Payment Codes (BIP47) originally proposed by Justus Ranvier, which provides greater privacy by allowing users to share a single permanent address publicly without leakage of privacy.

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Traditionally, when a user shared an address out, anyone can look up that address on the blockchain and see its entire history which is a real privacy problem that inhibits real world adoption especially in businesses where they may not want to reveal who their customers are, how much they’re receiving and who their suppliers are.

RAP addresses allow for a single permanent address to be shared publicly without outsiders being able to tell when it has received payments. This privacy is also further enhanced as Zcoin’s RAP implementation allows users to send Zcoin’s Sigma transactions to RAP addresses which allows users to hide the sender of the funds.

RAP also offers several practical benefits and advantages over stealth addresses in that payments to it are indistinguishable from other payments making it harder to censor and the scheme can be supported by light wallets.

“RAP or BIP47 is a very creative solution to the address reuse problem and it works great together with Zcoin’s Sigma privacy protocol offering a complete solution for both sender and receiver privacy,” said Reuben Yap, Project Steward of Zcoin. “Thus far we have only seen BIP47 being implemented in a handful of mobile wallets such as Samourai, Rune and Billions. Writing BIP47 almost from scratch in C++ allows not only Zcoin to benefit but any cryptocurrency using a Bitcoin core can also adapt the work. We are happy to contribute to the space in improving privacy and seeing greater adoption of BIP47.”

The Zcoin core team worked together with Arcadia a blockchain software development company with a focus on privacy preserving technologies to implement RAP.

“We made a lot of informed choices when implementing BIP47 on Zcoin. For example, we went with the traditional notification transaction style on the blockchain for notifications versus WebRTC or BitMessage to not accidentally introduce potential points of network level leakage,” said Rasikh Morani, CTO and co-founder of Arcadia.

RAP is fully implemented and undergoing code review and is set to go live on Zcoin’s network in about a month.

About Zcoin:

Zcoin (XZC) is an open-source, decentralized privacy coin that focuses on achieving privacy and anonymity for its users while transacting on the blockchain. It is the first to develop and implement the Sigma Protocol, which allows users to have complete privacy over their transactions via zero-knowledge cryptographic proofs without the need for trusted setup. Its research labs also created the Lelantus privacy protocol which has gained academic acclaim and set to go live on Zcoin in 2020.

In 2018, Zcoin made history by having the Thai Democrat Party’s elections held on its blockchain with over 127,000 votes casted nationwide.

Media Contact:

Reuben Yap Wen Wui
reuben@zcoin.io
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Olives An Integral Part Of Mediterranean Diet- Olive Tagliatelle Recipe By The Olive You Campaign

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Olives have been an integral part of the Mediterranean diet since antiquity; a favorite food in Mediterranean countries to this date, and a centuries-old snack. “OLIVE YOU” is the three-year promotional program of PEMETE, co-financed by the European Union aimed at informing consumers and professionals about the quality, variety, taste characteristics and benefits of European table olives, increasing demand and developing awareness in the nonproductive countries of the European Zone. Today, “OLIVE YOU” announced a new delicious European olive recipe, Olive Tagliatelle.

Olive Tagliatelle

Ingredients:

  • 600 g all purpose flour (type 00)
  • 5 free-range large eggs
  • 100 g black olive paste

Preparation:

Knead all the ingredients together until achieving a dough with a silky texture. Cover with a plastic membrane and let in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to rest.

Using flour for the opening, open an oblong sheet of dough, using a rolling pin or a machine with the thickness of a credit card. Four fold along the dough and cut 1 cm strips. When complete, unfold and put in a big cooking pan with boiling water having previously added salt and a small quantity of olive oil. Boil according to taste. Strain, leaving a little from the boiling juice to avoid the tagliatelle sticking to the bottom, and serve. Sprinkle with virgin olive oil, and add cheese according to taste, a little freshly ground pepper and enjoy.

OLIVE YOU CAMPAIGN
The “Olive You” campaign is a three-year promotional program co-funded by the European Union, that aims to increase the awareness and demand for European table olives to both professionals and consumers, as well as to help increase exports to the United States and Canada. The “OLIVE YOU, European Table Olives” campaign also aims to reach journalists, chefs, foodies, retailers and consumers of all ages, through promotional activities, marketing events, sampling, and publicity in order to familiarize the public with this natural and delicious food product.

For more information, visit www.oliveyou-eu.eu

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UAE Rulers send New Year greetings to world leaders.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent cables of congratulations to Their Highnesses and Majesties, Presidents, Kings and Princes of friendly countries around the world, on the occasion of the New Year, 2020.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa wished them good health and more progress and prosperity to their peoples.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have also dispatched similar cables on the occasion.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Governance Committee reviews IT purchasing requests from government entities

Manama, Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive Mohammed Ali Al Qaed chaired the 31st ICT Governance Committee (ICTGC) meeting at iGA’s headquarters in Isa Town to discuss the IT project purchases and operational expenses of government entities. In attendance were members of the committee, representing several government organizations.

The committee discussed a range of issues, and reviewed ICT-related purchase orders estimated to have cost more than BD 7 million. The purchases were in relation to several important projects, most notably data line connections for government schools and the Ministry of Education’s telephone communication and internet systems, audiovisual systems for the National Charter Monument, and a customer call center for the Urban Planning and Development Authority.

ICTGC was established in 2011 through a resolution issued by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Information and Communication Technology. The Committee is responsible for setting standards for the optimal use of ICT by government entities, reviewing project strategies and costs, and working with ministries and government institutions to improve IT competence. ICTGC also follows up on all the tasks assigned to it by the Higher Committee for Information and Communication Technology.

The ICTGC consist? of Mr. AlQaed (Chairman); iGA Deputy CE, Operations and Governance Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa (Vice Chairman); iGA Deputy CE, Electronic Transformation Dr. Zakareya Ahmed AlKhajah; Assistant Undersecretary of Resources and Information at Ministry of Finance and CEO of Future Generation Reserve Ebrahim Abul; Information Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology Dr. Aref AbdulRahman Abdulkarim; Assistant Under Secretary for Planning And Information at Ministry of Education Nawal Ebrahim Al Khater; Assistant Undersecretary for Resources and Services at the Ministry of Health Fatima Abdul Wahid Al Ahmed; Director of Support Services and Talent Management at the Economic Development Board Maha Abdulhameed Mufeez; and Dean of the College of Information Technology at University of Bahrain Dr. Lamya Mohamed Aljasmi.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

MME, QPMC sign pact to treat, recycle construction waste

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has signed a cooperation agreement with Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) to enhance cooperation in the field of construction waste recycling at Rawdat Rashed landfill.

The agreement was signed by Assistant Undersecretary for Public Services Affairs at the MME Safar Mubarak al Shafi and CEO of QPMC Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari.

Shafi said the agreement aimed at treating and recycling the construction waste located at Rawdat Rashed landfill, as well as rehabilitating and fully cleaning it.

The move is part of the ministry?s plans towards achieving sustainability and preserving the environment, within the programmes of the public services affairs sector towards sorting and recycling all forms of various municipal waste, including construction waste.

Rawdat Rashed landfill has about 40 million tonnes of mixed construction waste with an area of about 7 million square metres, which contributes to many of the state?s construction needs.

The MME has plans and integrated programmes for the treatment of all forms of waste. (QNA)

Source: Ministry of Municipality and Environment

Spurned by Neighbors, Qatar Aims for Self-Sufficiency

DOHA, QATAR – Before June 2017, when Qatar’s neighbors severed diplomatic and trade ties, the oil-rich Arab gulf state imported nearly all its food through the Saudi border crossing at Salwa, and by ship from Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port.

Doha food distributor Ahmed Al-Khalaf remembers the first stressful days after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain imposed a blockade.

“It was a big surprise for Qatar to wake up and find that the border was closed,” said Al-Khalaf, the CEO of International Projects Development Company, a food importer and investor in local greenhouses.

Egypt, which has the biggest army in the Arab world and 20,000 nationals working in Qatar, quickly joined the embargo, accelerating a sense of shock and vulnerability.

“We had more than a thousand trucks waiting to come inside waiting at the Salwa Border gate and five thousand containers in Jebel Ali, most of them containing foodstuffs,” Al-Khalaf said.

Qatar continues to refuse the blockading states’ demands that it shut down broadcaster al-Jazeera, reduce diplomatic and economic ties with Iran, and send back the nearly 3,000 Turkish troops stationed in the emirate.

But even without an embargo, Qatar’s harsh climate, sandy soil, and water scarcity challenge its food security, especially when it comes to growing greens and vegetables or producing milk.

“This all happened during Ramadan when everybody is consuming three times more than normal. I had to fly from Qatar to Iran and other countries to buy food, and we paid twice, sometimes three times the usual price to bring it here by airplane and ships,” Al-Khalaf recalls.

Those difficulties are tackled at Al-Khalaf’s farm in Al Khor, where hydroponic greenhouses are yielding cherry tomatoes, chard, mushrooms, and eggplants.

“Today Qatar is covering almost 30 percent of the demand for vegetables,” said agronomist Fahd Bin Salah. “The irrigation is computerized; this is an organic farm where we don’t use chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Our aquaponic system uses fish waste to feed the plants, and we use beneficial insects that feed off harmful pests.”

With desalination plants, Qatar can supply enough drinking water for its population. Still, when it came to milk, it relied for 80 percent of it on product trucked in from Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s Almarai Dairy is double the size of the largest dairy farm in the U.S. It produces more than 58 million gallons of milk yearly. It also receives financial support from the government in Riyadh.

“Before 2017, it wouldn’t have been worth the marketing costs to compete with Saudi brands,” said Mouatz Al Khayyat, Chairman of Power Holding International, which founded the Baladna dairy with the inception of the blockade.

The company has over 40,000 employees on its payroll, mostly in the construction business.

Before the blockade, Power Holding was best known locally as the builder of the Khalifa International Stadium, one of the main venues for the 2022 FIFA’s World Cup.

“When the embargo came, we worked with our government to bring in 4,000 American cows by air and another 16,000 by boat,” Al Khayyat said. “Our dairy began producing milk 35 days after the blockade started, and today, we have one of the biggest state-of-the-art farms in the Middle East.”

Keeping the cows fresh and fed is expensive.

Between March and October, the average high temperature in Doha hovers around 37 degrees C. Industrial fans cool Al Hayyat’s herd with a constant breeze and a massive network of mist-producing water pipes.

Even though Qatar dedicates 54% of its cropland to producing animal fodder, there is still not enough hay for the country’s growing herds of cattle, goats, and sheep.

“We are spending up to $100 million a year to import feed from the U.S.,” added Al Hayyat.

It’s a reciprocal relationship.

The U.S. airbase at Al Udeid is now relying on Baladna for its dairy requirements instead of trucking it in from Saudi or flying it from Germany.

The embargo and the resulting self-sufficiency drive have not only expanded Qatar’s agricultural landscape. It’s also reconfiguring the country’s financial markets.

Qatar’s government-run sovereign wealth fund is valued at around $320 billion. But it’s vested almost entirely in holdings outside the country. A growing stock exchange is listing more companies that produce for the local market.

“We are encouraging family-owned companies to come to the stock exchange,” said QSE CEO Rashid Bin Ali Al Mansoori. “These companies are mainly in the non-oil sector, such as health care, construction, and consumer products.”

In November, the Al Khayyat family put up 75 percent of their dairy company on the Qatar stock exchange.

“Listing our shares will help make Baladna more sustainable, to prepare it for the future after the blockade ends,” said Al Khayyat.

The November IPO for Baladna was oversubscribed, a positive sign for the Qatar stock exchange looking to attract international investors.

But Qatari consumers are simply relieved by their nation’s newfound food self-sufficiency.

“It’s better to feel independent and have your own products in your country,” said 41-year-old homemaker Aman Qadodora. “You feel safer.

Source: Voice of America