Articles by December, 2019

OECD report: Congestion fees are the ways to reduce traffic overload in Israel
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

On Sunday, the OECD released a new report on ways to reduce the congestion of traffic in Israel. In recent months, the issue of congestion fees has returned to public discourse, and as the new Transport Minister at Bezalel advances steps to reduce road congestion in favor of public transport, the new report provides insights and conclusions about the effectiveness of the block toll systems and their use in various cities around the world, In Milan, Singapore and Stockholm congestion fees have significantly reduced the load, and New York is now also planning a similar program

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Dec 1, 2019

Check Point acquires the Israeli syber startup Protego for about $ 40 million
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

Israeli cyber security company Checkpoint has announced the acquisition of Israeli cyber company Protego from Israel. According to Checkpoint, the acquisition will extend cloud protection services to customers using serverless cloud applications (Cerberles). The purchase amount is estimated at $ 40 million. Check Point announced that it would "integrate technology as part of its unified Infinity defense architecture" and that the acquisition will help Checkpoint "help organizations protect themselves from fifth and sixth generation cyber attacks." Protago was founded in 2015 under the...

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Dec 2, 2019

Tesla registered a wholly-owned subsidiary in Israel and is expected to begin operations in 2020
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About two weeks ago, Tesla registered a wholly-owned subsidiary called "Tesla Motor Israel". The reason for listing the company is probably the vehicle import regulations in Israel, which require a car importer to be a company, registered in Israel. According to the Companies Registrar, the Company's description is "Import, Distribution, Sale, Maintenance and Repair of Electric Vehicles and Stationary Energy Storage Equipment Systems, Energy Production Equipment, including Solar Panels, Solar Energy Systems, and / or Other Solar Energy Conversion Systems, and General All other energy...

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Dec 2, 2019

A serious blow to the Ministry of Education:  peak gaps between Hebrew and Arabic students
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

A complete collapse in the achievements of Arab education in Israel. This is the picture that emerges from the PISA 2018 exam grades for 9th graders. In the three areas of the test, Arab students achieved a decline, as well as peak gaps between Hebrew and Arabic students, with the average gap being 124 points. 54% of Arab students were classified as having difficulty in all three areas together, compared to only 12% among Jews. The gaps between strong and weak students in Israel are also highest in all the countries examined in all three subjects. The findings are particularly difficult in...

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Dec 3, 2019

Partner TV  has won the VideoTech Innovation Awards competition in London
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Partner TV, the growing television service in Israel for the past two years, has won the prestigious category of 'Featured TV App' for 2019 at the International VideoTech Innovation Awards competition in London. The competition is considered an "Oscar" for streaming and video technology, competing with streaming giants, telecoms and technology from around the world, including Microsoft, TiVo, CenturyLink, Verizon, Chinese ZTE, DAZN specializing in sports broadcasting over the Internet, and more. In the competition, a number of personal awards were given to prominent technology...

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Dec 4, 2019

The Castro - Hoodies fashion group has concluded its collaboration with Kim Kardashian
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

Now it's official. The Castro - Hoodies fashion group has concluded its collaboration with Kim Kardashian. Kardashian was recruited a year ago to promote the Carolina Laminated Glasses brand in the US. The collaboration with Instagram has been signed for two years and the company has been hoping that Kardashian will bring high traffic to the brand in the form of exposure to some of its 152 million followers on Instagram. However, the activity did not produce the expected results and Castro was not satisfied with the cooperation. Kardishan received $ 6 million from Castro and as the...

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Dec 5, 2019

Upgrade of the northern runway at Ben Gurion will widen unusual noise in more areas near the airport
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The airplane noise from Ben Gurion Airport may expand to additional areas following an update to the Ben Gurion National Outline Plan promoted by the National Planning and Building Council. Two decades after the plan was approved, the council warns of flight loads and difficulties in responding to demand. Therefore, an extension of the activity in the northern route, which has been restricted to date, is proposed according to the plan. The update seeks to apply an equitable division between the northern and western routes over the city of Tel Aviv. According to the council, there has been...

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Dec 5, 2019

Haredi protesters blocked roads in Bnei Brak due  to  the public transport project in Tel Aviv
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Gush Dan municipalities operating the shuttle system on weekends are expanding the service in light of the success of last week. The lineup will be boosted by buses and will begin on Friday at 6 p.m. It will last until two in the morning. The service on the weekend will be increased with a frequency of about 50%. 10% of vehicle fleets will be replaced by buses with 52 seats. The shuttle will be at a frequency of every 20 minutes instead of 30, at lines 705, 706, 707, 708 and 709. Line 710 Will remain on frequency every 30 minutes but will be operated on buses with 52 seats throughout the...

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Dec 6, 2019

Hazilo - interface based on face recognition technology to minimize the number of missing
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Start Up

The Hazilo is a revolutionary interface based on face recognition technology, and was set up to minimize the number of missing persons and to assist their families in locating them, through the public and his cell phones. Families of missing persons, or those at high risk of disappearance such as at-risk youth, Alzheimer's who find it difficult to get around, small children lost in homeless places, etc., can log on to www.Hazilu.com, open a free account and incorporate a family photo including contact information Of his relatives, just as M. did with her son, which helped the reindeer...

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Dec 7, 2019

Government decided to extend a price plan to the resident by the end of 2020
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Real Estate

At the end of a government meeting held today, it was decided unanimously to extend a price plan to the resident by the end of 2020. To this end, the Ministry of Construction and Housing will allocate NIS 36 million from the development budget and public institutions. Minister of Construction and Housing, Yifat Shasha-Biton, submitted the proposal to expand the plan after it was approved by the Israel Lands Council last November - and has now received final approval. It should be noted that since this is a transitional government, the court's consent is also required.

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Dec 8, 2019

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