AWAL provides tech support for Riyadh conference

Updated 06 December 2012
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AWAL provides tech support for Riyadh conference

AWAL, a major IT service provider, has provided technical support for the First International Conference on Assessment & Evaluation, which was held recently with the support of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah in Riyadh. Through its support of the three-day event, AWAL aimed to develop its services, stay abreast of current events and leading technologies, as well as support the educational sector by showing strong interest in measurement and evaluation fields, given the importance of quality control and measurement in achieving high efficiency in the educational system, monitoring performance and linking it to global indicators.
The conference also aimed to enrich the scientific side of the admission tests and its criteria. It further strived to highlight the scientific and practical aspects to the field specialists and the society in general through reviewing top international experiences, in addition to developing studies to showcase local experiences.
AWAL is a subsidiary of Saudi Telecom Group. It offers a range of services, including consulting, managed IT solutions, building IT infrastructure and data center services.


Audi fined $925 million in Germany over diesel emissions

Updated 16 October 2018
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Audi fined $925 million in Germany over diesel emissions

FRANKFURT, Germany: German authorities have fined luxury automaker Audi €800 million ($925 million) for selling cars with excessive diesel emissions.
Prosecutors in Munich said Tuesday that the fine was imposed because Audi neglected its oversight duties in selling cars with engines made by it and group partner Volkswagen that did not conform to legal limits on harmful emissions. The case covered some 4.9 million Audi cars sold in Europe, the US and elsewhere between 2004 and 20018.
In September 2015 parent company Volkswagen admitted rigging some 11 million diesel autos with software that enabled them to pass emissions tests even though emissions in real driving were much higher.
The prosecutors’ statement said the resolution of the case did not affect an investigation of individual Audi executives.