Dubai ruler launches Arabic eLearning project’s Translation Challenge

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Dubai Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum watches female students work (WAM)
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Dubai Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum listens to a presentation (WAM)
Updated 18 September 2017
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Dubai ruler launches Arabic eLearning project’s Translation Challenge

DUBAI: UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, has called on Arab speakers and readers to help translate thousands of educational videos, as well as written content, state news agency WAM reported.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Arabic eLearning Project calls on all Arabs to help translate 5,000 videos and 11 million words of world-class math and science material into Arabic.
The content will then be made available online for free, for over 50 million Arab students from kindergarten to grade 12.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Arabic eLearning Project falls under the umbrella of Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Global Initiatives, MBRGI.
The online initiative aims to lay the foundation of a new knowledge base, and to establish the future of science and math excellence among Arab students.
During the lunch, Sheikh Mohammed said: “Providing high quality education in science and math to all Arab students is integral to rebooting our civilizational development, eLearning is the fastest way to bridge the educational gap in the Arab world.”
“We have challenged all Arabs to help translate 11 million words in order to produce 5,000 educational videos in one year. We urge anyone interested to participate in this important ongoing cultural project,” he added.
“Our goal is to provide high standard academic material in science and math to all Arab students. This project is the first step in a long journey to improve education in the Arab world, and make it accessible to millions of Arab students. Translation is the foundation of a cultural renaissance, and opens the doors to intellectual enlightenment,” said Sheikh Mohammed.


Ethiopia’s capital to ban motorbikes in bid to curb crime spree

Updated 19 June 2019
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Ethiopia’s capital to ban motorbikes in bid to curb crime spree

  • Addis Ababa Mayor Takele Uma said motorbikes had been used in recent crimes and the city would prohibit them from July 7
  • Takele Uma said the Addis Ababa municipal administration will also impose a ban on trips by most freight vehicles in the city during daytime

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa plans to ban motorcycles in the city from July in a bid to curb a spree of muggings and robberies, local authorities said on Wednesday.
Addis Ababa Mayor Takele Uma said motorbikes had been used in recent crimes and the city would prohibit them from July 7 though people using bikes for business may be exempt.
“Exceptions will be made to those conducting licensed businesses with motorcycles as well as those who use motorcycles as postal carriers and motorcycles affiliated to embassies,” the mayor told journalists.
Addis Ababa, a city of an estimated five million, is generally considered safe for residents and foreigners. But a growing number of violent crimes involving suspects on motorbikes or in cars has caused alarm.
The mayor said the proposed ban came after a study of criminal activities in the city found a significant number were carried out using motorcycles.
Takele said the Addis Ababa municipal administration will also impose a ban on trips by most freight vehicles in the city during daytime to alleviate traffic congestion in the capital.