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ISSUE 2

2012

T H E C E O BSt Club magazine

You At GJU Royal Visit, New Campus, graduation.. and many more... BST Club in Action New Campaigns, Meetings, Orientations and much more

Business corner - Zynga’s Battle - UK’s Olympics… A Boost from Recession - Ford’s Plant Closure

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You At GJU

Follow up the most important news at GJU, and read about our own GJU sports champions

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The BST Club in Action

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Learn more about the Business Students club and stay tuned to the activities, events and experiences of the BST Club members.

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Business Corner Selected news from all over the world. In this issue; Zynga’s battle for survival, UK’s uplifting from recession, and Ford’s van plant closure.

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THE CEO

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Readers’ Contributions You have something to say and want to be heard? Read the writings of your fellow colleagues here. Road to Success What website is used everyday more than the famous Facebook? Get to know Mark Zuckerberg’s story and how he got as far he did.

Tips ‘n tips Want to know how stay sane when working on project? Try the 10 steps of staying calm and not go crazy. Also try out the 10 other steps of stopping anxiety before exams.

As we care about our environment and share the responsibility of saving resources for a sustainable future, we decided to publish

CEO electronically, should you decided to

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print it out for your personal use, make sure you do that in a responsible way!! For more information, send us @: bstclub@gmail.com.

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FROM THE EDITOR | SECOND ISSUE The CEO magazine has been introduced once before, and we are very proud to have the opportunity to launch it again with our second issue. The CEO will go through a huge boost this semester, and hopefully continue to do so in the future, with new corners involving the ideas and creative minds of our own passionate students. In this issue you can learn more about our two lovely Basketball champions Lara and Mira, and browse around what’s going on in the German Jordanian University with Nour Al-Aqqad. You can learn more about the Business Students Club with Sarah Khammash, where she speaks of the experience of the club with the recent activities they have already done. Get your problems clear with ways of positive thinking and the ability to change one’s self with Farah Mahaftha, and know what’s going on the business world around you with Faisal Alsafadi. Finally, you can get your tips from Aya Alsanoussi, where she helps you keep your mind sane and stable when you’re faced with group projects, and learn how to relief yourself from stress and anxiety during exams. I’m proud to say this is the beginning of the development of a wonderful magazine.


U @ GJU Royal Visit, New Campus, Graduation and more... By: Nour Al Aqqad HEADLINES FROM GJU

GJU Organizes Innovation Management Training Red Bull’s Competition on Campus SABE Holds an Orientation Day

As this semester began at the new campus, many activities took place at the German Jordanian University, starting with the official opening ceremony of the permanent campus under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II.

dents on Thursday, 18th of October 2012. The ceremony took place at the Palace of Culture and was honored by the presence of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan. She presented the graduates with certificates and awards for their acaBoth, His Majesty King Ab- demic accomplishments and dullah II and Her Majesty wished them the best in Queen Rania Al Abdullah their future. took an overview of the cam- Not forgetting the students' pus and listened to speeches roles and needs, GJU orgaabout the programs and nized a 3-day long meeting plans the university is aim- between us, students, and INJAZ, aiming to introduce ing to achieve. Other than that, the universi- us to their wide variety of ty celebrated the third grad- programs that will also be uation ceremony of its stu- held at the university this

semester. Naturally, official certificates will be given to students who took part in one or more of these empowering courses and programs. *If you want to share your news with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us on: bstclub@gmail.com.

BSt Champions By: Asma Alhusan

These two girls show what it takes to be determined to achieve greatness in what they love the most. We are very proud of Lara and Mira and hope to see more of such achievements of our fellow GJU students.

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Two of our own students here in the German Jordanian University, were able to make us proud. On June 3rd, Mira Mondo and Lara Nassar flew all the way to Abu Dhabi to participate in a Basket Ball tournament that lasted for six days, where their team “Orthodox Club” placed second, competing against six other teams from countries around the globe. Lara and Mira both started playing Basket Ball between the ages of 6 and 7 with the Orthodox Club, and have continued practicing till this very day, training a couple of times each week. Our two athletes participate in a number of tournaments throughout the years, and occasionally even play with the Jordanian National Team, where they once won the Bronze Medal in December 2011 playing with the Jordanian National Team in the Arab Games in Doha-Qatar.

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The BST Club in Action By Sarah Khammash

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Students of the Business College in the German Jordanian University have organized a Business Student Club that aims to serve the university, all students at the individual level and the community as a whole. The BST Club was inspired by young students with goals and dreams that aid in the prospering of the youth and the society at large. It is not limited within the range of business students only but it breaks the barriers and extends its reach into different areas and departments that work hand in hand to make a better tomorrow and to improve one’s self.

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Having a plan to organize campaigns and donation raising events, we have organized a campaign named, “Deenarak Be3mal Fare2” or “Your Dinar can make a change” where we have decided to collect donations as teams from University students, family members and friends in order to buy Eid clothes and sweets to those in need. We have set out in a battle against time, trying our very best, to collect enough money in order to provide happiness and joy to the poor. We have succeeded in collecting plenty of donations and headed off to purchase simple items that make a great change and plant a smile on each kid’s face. Eid was on its way and people were filling up the stores, in the midst of all the chaos, the BST teams were moving all around the store trying to figure out the sizes, styles and types of outfits to purchase for the kids. We spent a few hours moving from one alley to the other and we finished the second step of the campaign. Throughout these events occurring, we were enjoying ourselves, feeling like we have done something different to those in need but we forgot that the best was yet to come. The next day, our visit to the UNRWA in Al Zarka was welcomed by Lina Abu Sayfa who is the Director of Relief and Social Affairs and also by a group of children with smiles that shined bright and hope that filled the room. We announced our surprise to them and handed them their gifts (new clothes and a bag of sweets each) and that was when the BST teams felt really proud of their Page 3

achievement, it was when we realized that their happiness was our success and not just the fact that we collected donations. Since the BST Club’s mission statement states: “The Business Club can benefit students through many approaches such as raising their awareness in some aspects of the business world and soft skills, increasing their knowledge in such things, influencing the university as a whole, and lastly benefiting the community as a whole.” The team and members have come up with a new event called “Book Exchange Event” in which students and professors exchange their old books with other students’ or professors’ old books. This event will start on the third week of November in which you as a reader will personally benefit on the individual level and you will save up your ‘cash’ for other things. On Sunday, 4th of November, the BST Club had a booth in which a lot of students registered in the club and were eager to know about us. The students who have registered will experience a series of events and campaigns that will improve their personal social skills and much more. For those who are still willing to register and be part of our team who benefit themselves, the society and the university can register through our Facebook page ‘BST Club’. We hope to see all of you in our meetings, to be informed about in the upcoming future and that will be held at times that suit all members. The events and meetings that will be held and that are mentioned above are just a part of our longlasting vision of innovation and improvement. Our humble club will pursue in this work, aspiring to gain recognition and appreciation from a larger number of individuals, as well as respectful organizations and institutes. Furthermore, we would like to express our gratitude for this lecturing experience and pride in our recent accomplishment, confident that with passion and hard team work, we can achieve what we strive for.


Thank You Note The BST Club Team would like to thank each and every student who helped in making this campaign work. We would never have been able to proceed or achieve any of this without your hard work, commitment and belief in us. To all participants and donators‌. Thank You! Page 4


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Zynga’s Battle for Survival

Business

Selected and summarized by: Faisal Al Safadi

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Have you ever used Facebook to play games, withdrawing support from The such as Farmville, Zynga Poker and other ad- Ville. Mark Zuckerberg distanced Facebook from Zynga, saying dictive games? that revenues from Zynga are down 20 perZynga, the company that started using Facecent and revenues from other companies book as a game platform is now playing for surare up 40 percent. So basically we can say vival! It started shutting games, firing employthat Mark Zuckerberg killed Zynga! ees, and losing players. The numbers are not showing good signs and the investors are living To be honest, this news came as shock. Zynga in fear. Although their revenue in the third has developed some successful games such as quarter was $317 Million, which is higher than FarmVille and CityVille. These games were litwhat experts forecasted and expected, and erally addictive and kept people hooked. Let with 3 percent revenue better than 2011, they alone, bonding people socially. What’s even still suffer. Their shares have dropped %75 more shocking is how fast the company fell. It’s from their public offering price last December. amazing how a multi-million dollar gaming company could fall this fast, even experts are Zynga made a final bet by creating a game trying to find annamed the Ville in June, in which players create swers for this. Zynga the home of their dreams. This is a chance for is now on thin ice, Mark Pincus, the founder and chief executive of and they better creZynga, to prove his worth. Zynga began cutting ate something mind cost by dismissing 5 percent of its 3000 emblowing to get back on track or it’s game over ployees and turning off 13 games. It’s even for them!

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Larry Page Paul S. Otellini Pierre Nanterme Paul Maritz Howard D. Schultz

Ken Chenault

Name of CEO Tim Cook Jim Turley Paul E. Jacobs

Google Intel Accenture VMware Starbucks

American Express

Company Apple Ernst and Young Qualcomm

Internet, Computer Software Semiconductors IT Services and Consulting Computer Software Restaurants

Banking, Financial Services

Industry Electronics Professional Services Telecommunications

Top 10 CEOs in The World

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Retail

The Olympics were sure a treat for people around the world with the hype, the beautiful games, and the brilliant opening and closing ceremonies. The event kept the people on the edge of their seats and left a huge impact on them. The organizers did a great job and the event was successful in every way. No wonder this helped boost the economy, it was just phenomenal!

Nordstrom

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remain. However, Britain’s Chancellor George Osborne seems to be optimistic saying that the figures show that Britain is on the right track.

Blake W. Nordstrom

Perhaps, one of the biggest events of the summer of 2012 was the Olympics that were held in London, UK from 27 July to 12 August. This huge event marked an economic boost that is expected to lift the UK out of recession. The Olympics gave London a strong boost to the activity in the service sector, recording a 1% growth in the GDP. Experts expected a growth of 0.6%. The economy has expanded after shrinking in the last three quarters in the longest double-dip recession since World War II. Despite all this growth, economists believe that this growth could be short-lived, and this boost won’t

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Selected and summarized by: Faisal Al Safadi


your voice can be heard, or in this case read? Send any writings you’d like others to read and benefit from to our email : bstclub@gmail.com By Yasmeen Shabani

We, as university students, never stop thinking about the career we wish to pursue in the near future - and as we all notice, the future is only a moment-away. Whether you want a career in engineering, medicine, management or IT you definitely want to succeed. Want the recipe? It is simple and summed up in only two words. Hard work. Persevering and being sincere in your studies not only boosts your morale, but pushes you a step forward because education is the "tool" which would open many more opportunities ahead of you to reach your self-actualization stage in life. Don't be afraid of being called a "nerd" - don't you all know that nerds are the people we all end up working for in the future? You definitely don't want to end up working as a waiter or a janitor if you shape your dreams in a broad manner. Besides, our respective university - the GJU offers you an extra advantage which is knowing the German language as an additional language - doesn't that motivate you enough? You will be able to communicate all of your genuine ideas and plans not only to the Arab and European populations but also to the German population! Luck is only preparation meeting opportunity and you're the only person who can shape your luck the way you want it to be. Don't procrastinate and always keep busy because idleness is the mother of all vices. Pay attention in your lectures, research information and go beyond the scope of your syllabus if you want to be someone exceptional. "Normal" comes from the word norms which means standards - you create your own definitions of normal but make sure that your definition will motivate you to be the best that you can be.

Ford is planning to close its van factory in Britain. In 2013 Ford is going to close its stamping plant in Dagenham and the Transit van plant in Southampton, leaving the plant in Southampton to produce only engines and other parts. This move will end more than a century of vehicle production in Britain and the production of transit van will move to Turkey. This announcement came a day after Ford announced that it will shut its 48-year-old Genk plant in Belgium by 2014. The reason behind these plans is to bounce back from European losses. This restructuring program will cause the loss of 4300 jobs. The plant in Southampton has built around 6 million transit vans in 45 years. The firm summoned its senior officials to an emergency meeting to discuss this issue. Analysts believe that Ford is "demonstrating the vision and industrial courage" to make tough decisions that will pay off long term. This shutdown in Southampton would be the fourth European vehicle plant closure announced this year, after PSA Peugeot Citroen announced the closure of a site near Paris, and General Motors announced closing its Opel factory in Bochum. The past two years have also seen plant closures by Fiat in Sicily, General Motors in Belgium and Saab in Sweden. Personally, I don’t think this news came as a shock. It’s no secret that Europe is going through a severe economic crisis. Ford is a giant company that wants its own benefit. They don’t want to take the risk of producing in a dying economy. This will cause thousands of people to lose their jobs, but it’s a tough decision that Ford has to make in order to protect its interests.

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share for the world to see. Where else can you go where

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We all have these ideas and thoughts that we would love to

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R o a d To S u c c e s s

Success

By: Abdurrahman Shananier

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Some have called him a boy genius - Time Magazine named him person of the year in 2010, others simply know him as the guy who created Facebook. But unlike the founder of MySpace, Tom Phillips, what Mark Zuckerberg created in his college dorm room at the tender age of 19, was nothing short of a worldwide phenomenon that changed the way people and businesses interact forever.

industry. It was during his sophomore year at Harvard when he created Facebook; the social networking site that now connects over 550 million people worldwide.

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more. While most companies at this point in its obviously wild success would be turned to a public company, Zuckerberg has kept it private to maintain the most conWho is the man/boy really? He is trol on decisions regarding the modest, dresses in jeans and t- site and the service. shirts most days and rents out a There has been discussion of Fasmall home near fellow Harvard cebook becoming a publicly traddropout, Steve Jobs. He talks ed company, but for now, those quickly, gets excited about any- thoughts are a couple of years thing to do with technology and away. is, above all, highly creative. He The Future While Zuckerberg has a tight-knit family, a close had his hands full in the past group of friends and desires fer- turning down offers and tightenvently to further the success of ing Facebook's privacy issues, his company rather than himself. the future of Facebook is some-

Growing up, he was Known as "Zuck" to his friends and family, he developed a fondness for communications and computers early on. When he was 12 years old, he developed a messaging Facebook started as a connection for Harvard-only students. It then grew to allow all Ivy League schools. When Facebook received a huge investment of $12.7 million dollars from a capital firm named Accel Partners, he decided to take the company to the next level. He moved his operation to Palo Alto, California – system with Atari BASIC, which also known as Silicone Valley. his father, a dentist, used regu- Soon after, he decided to not go larly in his practice. He graduat- back to his Ivy League education, ed high school with a focus on and instead devoted his time to literary classics and in 2002 he creating a social network that is was enrolled in Harvard. now worth more than $50 billion If you’re wondering where the dollars. concept of Facebook came from, Zuckerberg's Present As the obviously Harvard was and is world’s youngest billionaire, his known for cultivating great tal- personal net worth is approxients born out of great individu- mately $6.9 billion. Fortune 500 als. Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, companies like Viacom and YaPresident Barack Obama, and hoo both have offered deals in businessman Bill Gates. Are the billions to acquire his conamong the many Harvard gradu- cept. But Zuckerberg is stickates that have gone on to become ing to his guns, working to leaders and innovators. constantly improve the site, For Zuckerberg, graduation was making it easier for people to too far away to become a success share messages, photos, videand a leader of the networking os, updates, play games, and

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what hazy. As he states, "I am here to build something for the long term. Anything else is a distraction." It may seem to some that Facebook has reached its pinnacle, that being the youngest, the biggest and the best networking site in the world means you have achieved it all. However, "Zuck" isn't done yet. Just as Steve Jobs' continued to reinvent the proverbial wheel with Apple computers, the iPod and the iPhone, Facebook may very well be the start of a conglomeration of ideas that Zuckerberg plans to share with the world. With a near-perfect score on his SATs, that alone should tell you that the inner-workings of Zuckerberg's mind are far from resting.


‫‪Geschäftsbegriffe‬‬ ‫‪Your guide to the “German business concepts”. Collect‬‬ ‫!!‪more concepts and win an easier year in Germany‬‬ ‫‪By: Asma Alhusan‬‬

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‫كم شخص منا لم يشعر بالوقت و هو يمر‪ ....‬يتذكر الماضي‬ ‫و يكتشف أنه ليم ييتيرص بهيميتيهز ليم ييًري شييي يا يشيعير‬ ‫بوجود أو أنه كان موجوداز نعم الكثير منا!‬

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‫أو نعيش فى دوامة الهراي و تعليق أخطياكنيا و سيعيادتينيا‬ ‫على شماعة اآلخرين و ننسى بون أنفسنا ه المنبع‬ ‫‪GJU website—>SMLS—>Student club‬‬

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Tips ‘n Tips

How to Stop Anxiety Before an Exam As university students, it’s safe to say we all went through the final exams period, where all our thoughts and conversations are focused on only one thing… Exams! Almost all of us experience the feeling of stress and constant worry on whether or not we’ll pass an exam or whether or not we’ll get a good grade on this exam … So we all have our reasons to feel anxious about upcoming exams. So what is it that we can do to avoid that entire trauma? Here are a couple of things I can give you to feel a little more relieved:

By: Asma Alhusan

Step 5: Drive alone somewhere far with long empty roads, with only you and your favorite music in the background. Music is a really good way to lighten up someone’s day. Step 6: Put your earphones on, close the door to your room, select your favorite song, grab a hairbrush and just sing as loud as you want and dance in front of the mirror. There’s no shame in acting crazy (as long as no one is watching) you’ll get the chance to let all that fear inside out of your lungs.

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Step 1: Take a long bubble bath a night before the exam. Step 7: If you’re on a certain diet, break it and eat your This will not only clear your mind, but get you relaxed and favorite kind of the fattiest junk food. It’s okay to treat cleaned as well, so now you kill two birds with one stone. yourself once in a while; you’ll get back to that diet when you’re done. Step 2: Read a short story that you’ve always read and

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liked this will definitely take your mind off the material you’re studying, and take you to another world where all you have is the fragment of your own imagination.

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Step3: Skype or call a friend who lives abroad, and talk about anything that has nothing to do with your exams or stress, that way you’ll catch up with your friend’s updates and have the opportunity to think about things that don’t involve your academic books. Step 4: Get out of the house, and take a walk outside. You can head to the closest mini market and grab yourself a bar of chocolate. This way you’ll breathe some fresh air and get yourself a treat. It’s also known that chocolate calms a person, strengthens the memory and reduces depression, so you’re in good hands.

Step 8: Start a positive way of thinking, and stop thinking of whether you will fail or not. It’s about time you start studying with the mentality of “I want to do the best I can”, and not “I want the highest grade in class”. Step 9: Watch a movie you really like, even if you’ve watched it a dozen times, an hour and a half won’t do you any harm. That way you’ll refresh what your eyes have been looking at for the past hours (Words, writings and books). Step 10: If you’re a believer in God, whether you’re a Muslim or a Christian, do a little prayer, it would surely give you relief. The closer you are to God the calmer you will feel.

How To Be Sane In Team Projects Usually, in a course requirement there is always a project that counts sometimes 25% of the mark, for these projects you have to work truly hard. Even for the 10% project, no matter how big or small the project is there is nothing wrong to perfect it and grab the whole grade. So here are my top 10 steps on how to be sane when working on a team project. Step 1: Always assign a team leader. This job basically, is to make decisions, when a question that comes with an answer of “I don’t know just choose anything” that leader will just choose. Also, he/she will keep the mental degree of the team. Step 2: Work with people whom you like and trust. Page 9

This is a bit of an obvious step, but nevertheless sometimes the professor chooses your teammates but still, the trick is to get along with them. Step 3: Never leave it for the last minute. This will truly be bad, never think “I work better under pressure”. Finish it early. Step 4: Assign what your teammates will be working on. Step 5: Never say, “Never mind, I’ll do it if you can’t” You’ll end up doing the whole thing Step 6: Go to a place where smoking is allowed (if you are a smoker) Trust me; you will be stressed out of your mind. A couple of cigarettes wouldn’t hurt anybody.

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Step 7: If there was a clash of opinions, Simply let them resolve it like adults, by playing “rock paper scissors” Step 8: Never withhold information about the project’s details from your teammates, Have an e-mail system to update each other about the project’s update. Step 9: Put your ego aside, you don’t always have to be right Your priority is the project, doing well in it and actually finishing it on time. Step 10: Be realistic If you didn’t work so well on it, expect a bad grade. If you did work well then by all means be proud of yourself.


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Suduko is a logic-based, combinatorial number-placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that comprise the grid contains all of the digits from 1 to 9. Same number should not exist twice in a row, or column or sub square.

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9. See what you can do. 12. Be inspired. 13. Wii would like to play. 14. Just do it. 15. Connecting people. 16. It’s good to play together.

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Down 1. It’s in the game. 3. The king of beer. 5. A car you can believe in. 6. Don’t worry, there’s no sugar. 8. Australian for beer. 10. Where do you want to go today. 11. HelloMoto GJU website—>SMLS—>Student club

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Did You Know?

THE CEO Editors: Dr. Aziz Madi Asma Alhusan

Business Students Club (BSt Club) contacts: E-mail: bstclub@gmail.com

Contributors: Sarah Khammash Farah Mahaftha Aya Alsanoussi

Web: GJU website—>SMLS—>Student club

Nour Alaqqad

Facebook: Business Students Club (BSt Club - GJU)

Asma Alhusan

P.O.Box: 35247 Amman 11180 Jordan Telephone: +962-6-429-444

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