Tuesday , November 21 2017

Insight

Rights, freedoms … Always

  Over the past 12 months, we have witnessed a number of historic achievements in international development where our broad and disparate community of nations has confirmed its determination to live in international solidarity. As we celebrate the 67th anniversary of the adoption on Dec 10, 1948 of the Universal …

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For disabled, sky is the limit: Al-Mutairi – Paralympics gold medalist inspires Kuwaiti youths with disabilities

The achievement of being remembered is an innate desire of every human being on this blue planet.  It is a goal that is embedded in the nature of humankind; it’s just a question of how much effort is exerted, the sacrifice, the necessary changes in one’s life, in the hopes …

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Symbolic portrayals important to caricature – ‘Art demands both responsibility and courage’

Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat is one of the Middle East’s most important living artists. Over a career spanning four decades, more than 15,000 of his satirical drawings and caricatures of political figures have been published in Arabic-language and international newspapers. In 2011, with the first wave of the Arab Spring, …

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What I expect from climate change conference in Paris

For the nearly nine years that I have been Secretary-General, I have travelled the world to the front lines of climate change and I have spoken repeatedly with world leaders, business people and citizens about the need for an urgent global response. Why do I care so much about this …

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LOYAC beacon in wilderness of excesses – Organization mentors children into leaders of tomorrow

After Sept 11, 2001, a group of seven women led by the effervescent and charismatic Fareah Al Saqqaf decided to respond and react to the crisis the world faced in a proactive manner. They decided to touch lives. Together, they formed LOYAC, a beacon in this wilderness of excesses that …

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Art vital part of child’s education – Creativity among top five applied skills sought by companies

‘The professional world is an incredibly competitive place and there is an ever growing community of brilliantly qualified graduates so it is important to become a more interesting adult who is versatile and engaging. Creativity is among the top five applied skills sought by business leaders and companies such as …

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Zumba fuses fun with exercise – Dance workout feeds mind, body and soul

Let’s Zumba! Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, and merengue music feels more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular and is now becoming the latest craze in Kuwait. Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer …

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SI Kuwait helps women achieve potential – Organisation built on diversity, meritocracy

Twenty eight extraordinary Kuwaiti and expatriate women, their distinguished guest speakers, international delegates, and guests, celebrated the establishment of the Soroptimist International Club Kuwait with an elegant ceremony and gala dinner at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The name Soroptimist is derived from the Latin soror meaning sister, and optima meaning …

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Quality. Reliability. Together

One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of being the US Ambassador to Kuwait is the opportunity to help Kuwaitis discover new and interesting sides of American culture. That is why I am thrilled to announce the launch of the third annual “Discover America Week,” Oct 25-31, a celebration …

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