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Saturday , November 17 2018

Insight

Do you accept challenges?

Further to my article of last Wednesday, in which I hoped, perhaps without hope, that the proposed committee set to look into the causes for the decline of Kuwait’s position in the Global Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 and to rectify the situation before we slide further into more deterioration, I …

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Blood Ride – Biker hearts lend a beat in LOYAC annual donation drive

When a biker is willing to donate his blood he will be more careful about not spilling it on the asphalt in vain. — Jafar Behbehani LOYAC’s 6th blood donation event, organised by TriStar Motorcycle Establishment and sponsored by Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait was held on March 10, with …

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Invitation for corruption – Gifts, parties stepping stones

The government publicly acknowledged in writing that there was no comprehensive anti-corruption strategy. Despite the fact that this recognition is a tragedy, it favored the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subaih, by recognizing that the default is better than remaining silent, as the government has been for years. …

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MARS – ‘Dare to do mighty things’

Nagin Cox, Senior Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, delivered a lecture titled ‘Dare to do Mighty Things: Hitting the Road on Mars’ detailing many facets of space explorations and the importance of working in teams, presented by the Center for Research in Informatics, Sciences and Engineering at the American …

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‘All-weather friend’ – The devil’s advocate

The title of the article ‘Devil’s Advocate’ has nothing to do with the well-known film of movie star Al Pacino, but rather a title that was given by the Roman Catholic Church to the man of law appointed by the Church to criticize and argue the laws made by the …

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COMIC-CON KUWAIT – From games to anime … and everything in-between

Coming back for its second year-round, Comic-Con Kuwait 2018 opened its doors to flocks of fans from every corner of the pop-culture industry. Inaugurated by the Head of Amiri Protocol, Sheikh Khaled Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah alongside the Ambassador of Japan to Kuwait Takashi Ashiki and Ambassador of the United States of …

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Root cause to end chaos – Ethics of driving

One of the unreasonable proposals made by a female legislator is to ban the issuance of driving licenses to residents (expatriates) saying they are the reason for congestion on the roads. She went on to add insult to injury and suggested if the expatriates do not accept the ban they …

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‘Need to reform charities’ – Am I a dumb devil?

I was not surprised when a number of decision-makers drew my attention to the draft law which was submitted to the National Assembly to regulate charity work which also calls for imprisonment and fine for those who doubt its work. This is not because I am a legislator, or an activist …

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A Quarter never Empty

Recent archaeological findings from numerous archaeological sites dictates that the Arabian Peninsula has never been void of human life, and as studies progress, the better the history of this land renders itself to us. As part of the lectures scheduled for the 23rd Annual Cultural Season Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at …

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Beauty salon can be sued for hair damage

You can sue a beauty salon if it ruined your hair, made you bald and caused you enormous loss! I think what is really horrible is that they ask you to pay for hair dyeing service after burning your scalp because they used unsafe products and gave you the color …

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