Moroccans Will No Longer Certify Paperwork in Moqataa

Rabat – Citizens will no longer be obliged to undergo the frustrating process of going to municipalities to acquire copies of certified diplomas and administrative documents or legalize signatures. A government reform will soon launched to simplify the procedure, according to Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani.El Othmani’s government is currently working on simplifying the administrative processes that have caused serious inconvenience to citizens, announced newspaper Akhbar Al Youm in its August 8 edition.The government will shortly alter the process of legalizing signatures, certified copies of diplomas, and other administrative documents in municipalities and municipal districts to a simple procedure which could be preformed in all governmental offices and institutions, said the daily, describing the reform as a “first in the history of Moroccan administrations.” This measure, which will put an end to the time-consuming administrative processes, is part of a comprehensive reform of public administration, reported the daily.Mohamed Ben Abdd Al Qader,Deputy Ministerin charge of Administration and Public Employment, said that the reform aims “to restore trust between administrations and citizens.”The deputy minister acknowledged that previous reforms of public administration “have all been concerned with the internal structure of the administration, the inclusion of advanced technology in its system,” while “reforms have neglected a momentous element in the effective development of the administration, which is the citizen.”The reform includes the establishment of new rules and regulations for administrative services, which public officials will be required to adhere to. In case of breaking these rules, officials will be penalized in accordance with the law.Under the new law, the head of each administration will appoint a head of legalization department within their institution as well as the officers who will be responsible for legalizing documents.These officers will be responsible for checking the authenticity of the administrative documents, diplomas, and other official documents before affixing their stamps in the papers, said the daily. read more

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No need to schlep wallet keys at Universals new water park

This undated photo provided by Universal Orlando Resort shows a wristband visitors will wear at the new Volcano Bay water park in Orlando, Florida. The wristband, called Tapu Tapu, tells you when it’s your turn to get on a ride so you don’t have to wait on line. It also lets you pay for food so you don’t have to carry a wallet and opens lockers so you don’t have to carry a key. (Universal via AP) ORLANDO, Fla. – No need to schlep around wallets or locker keys in your Speedos at Universal Orlando Resort’s new water park opening later this month.That’s because Universal is debuting a new wristband that can pay for food, open lockers, trigger special effects, set spending limits on the kids and most, importantly, eliminate waiting in lines by sending alerts when it’s your turn for a ride.Universal executives hope the Tapu Tapu wearable wristbands get rid of some of the hassles for visitors at the water park which opens May 25, and they want the wristbands to lead to a “frictionless” experience.“It really was designed to rethink and reimagine how we take all of these friction points out and make it so you can get to the fun faster,” said Chris Crayner, the company’s chief digital officer.Tapu Tapu is only the latest effort by theme parks to eliminate waits, go cashless and track guests through technology that allows workers to greet them by name or know what food they have ordered as they arrive at a restaurant.Disney’s parks in 2013 unveiled Magicband wristbands that allow visitors to unlock hotel rooms, gain entrance to parks and pay for food. Earlier this year, Universal introduced “virtual lines” at its “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” ride, which allows visitors to relax in a lounge, watch live entertainment or explore the park instead of waiting in a line before getting on the ride.Unlike Disney’s wristbands, Universal’s Tapu Tapu wristbands have screens on which visitors can get text alerts or see images, and they also vibrate.“The wearable we have here is more of a two-way device to display information to the guests,” Crayner said. “It’s like an Apple watch. It buzzes and you can feel it. When your time to ride is near, it will vibrate and send you a message on the screen.”Tapu Tapu uses a combination of radio frequency, Bluetooth and near-field communication technology, which allows electronic devices to talk to each other. When visitors get to a ride, they can swipe their wristband against a kiosk and they will receive an alert when it’s their turn to go on the ride. Visitors can also use their wristbands throughout the park to trigger water jets or lighting effects. Unlike at the Disney parks, visitors at Volcano Bay must return their wristbands at the end of the day.The wristbands engage the guests, enhance their experiences and expedite going through the water park, said Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Park Services, Inc., a Cincinnati-based consulting firm.“They are helping guests spend more money in the park because they aren’t standing in line so long,” said Speigel, who has been in the business for five decades and says he has never seen as much technological advancement in the theme park industry as in the past five years. “The technology is driving our industry now in every sense.”Universal executives say eliminating the “friction” at its parks is a top priority. While the Tapu Tapu wristbands won’t be used at other Universal parks since they are uniquely designed, and water-proofed, for the water park, “frictionless”-driven technology will show up at other Universal parks, whether through cellphones or other devices, said Jeff Polk, Universal’s vice-president of water parks.“The Tapu Tapu wearable isn’t the culmination of our overall technology development,” Polk said. “It’s the first step.” No need to schlep wallet, keys at Universal’s new water park by Mike Schneider, The Associated Press Posted May 17, 2017 7:23 am MDT Last Updated May 17, 2017 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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