Archive for February, 2009

On “Creativeness/Creativmess”

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

“Creativeness”. I didn’t even expect this word exists in the dictionary. But it does. I thought it was a mis-derivation invented by one of my SYNTAX colleagues. BTW: “mis-derivation” does not exist in the dictionary. I am too tired to blog. But Roba Assi is not. She documented the “creativemess” on display in our office [...]

Amman Centennial Forum: Youth and Mayor Omar Maani talk about the city

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

On Saturday 21 February 2009, from 5 to 8 pm, Amman’s youth are invited to attend an open Amman Centennial Forum with the Mayor of Amman Omar Maani, to discuss Amman’s vision, at Al Al Hussein Cultural Center in Ras Al Ein. Check out the event’s Facebook page. This forum is being held by the [...]

Is ANYONE reporting/confirming the big layoffs in Jordan’s banking sector?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The persistent news (or shall I say rumor) in the office for the past few days has been about hundreds of layoffs in a major Jordanian bank. What on earth is going on?? I have not seen such news reported in the papers. Tonight I checked the blogs and Ammoun News and found nothing. Nothing [...]

Invitation: Adel Iskandar talk on “blogging arabia” this Thursday

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

I’ve been totally overwhelmed with work in the past few weeks. I hardly noticed that our very own Toot was sponsoring the talk to be give by Canadian Professor and Arab Media Expert Adel Iskandar entitled: “Blogging Arabia. From Obscurity to Community” at the City Chamber Council at the Greater Amman Municipality on Thursday 19th [...]

Work as a Project Coordinator or Financial Controller at SYNTAX

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Good morning.. Are you a recent ad agency refugee? Or maybe you’re a project manager who’s looking for more interesting stuff to manage.. Maybe you’re a finance person who want to make a move from a grey financial department to a more colorful environment.. We’re looking for you: Financial Controllers and Project Coordinators. Covering letters [...]

Al Sabeel’s ad campaign: Islamist virtual reality?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The big media news this week in Jordan is that Al Sabeel (English: The Path), Jordan’s Islamist newspaper has gone into daily publication. I have not had a chance to pick up a copy yet. My mental image of their previous weekly effort (mainly formed from glimpsing the paper on newsstands) is that it was [...]

Steorn coming to the Middle East! Hmm..

Friday, February 6th, 2009

OK, so my prediction of Steorn revealing itself as a documentary film project on February 4th did not come true. Instead the company, which claims it invented a method of producing free energy from magnets, posted a new video featuring Steorn’s CEO Sean Mccarthy and three engineers who, supposedly, witnessed the “effect” in Steorn’s labs [...]