Sunday , January 21 2018

Insight

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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Shelter protects runaway domestic workers – New law on human trafficking imposes severe penalties

‘If it is proven that a domestic worker was beaten or tortured by his sponsor, an inspector from the shelter will issue a report and refer it to the Public Morals and Human Trafficking Protection Department. The sponsor will be summoned and interrogated. If there are suspicions of a criminal …

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Mathematics is not just for nerds – Child’s interest in a subject can be evoked

Are you terrified of numbers? Well, then maybe you have been introduced to math the wrong way, says Alek Zikic, Mathematics Coordinator at the British School of Kuwait. In this interview, this unassuming mathematician destroys many prevailing math myths, and reveals the common-sense logic of math that’s not only alluring …

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