Arab Times

DiVincenzo fires Villanova to US college title – Wolverines fall

LOS ANGELES, April 3, (AFP): Freshman Donte DiVincenzo came off the bench to score 31 points as Villanova University outclassed the University of Michigan Wolverines to claim the prestigious US collegiate basketball crown on Monday. Towering guard DiVincenzo dominated the Michigan defense with a devastating first half display as the …

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Oil to solar: Saudis push to be renewable energy powerhouse – Kingdom aims to produce up to 200 gigawatts of power by 2030

AL UYAYNA, Saudi Arabia, April 3, (AFP): Saudi engineers whip up a simulated sandstorm to test a solar panel’s durability at a research lab, the heart of the oil-rich kingdom’s multibillion dollar quest to be a renewable energy powerhouse. The world’s top exporter of crude seems an unlikely champion of …

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IDB launches $50 million ‘innovation fund’ By Khaled Jabbar

TUNIS, April 3, (KUNA): The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) launched on Tuesday a $500 million “innovation fund” for funding scientific and technological inventions throughout the globe. This came at a ceremony held on margins of the annual meetings of the IDB Group, which kicked off in Tunisia on Sunday, as …

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‘Quiet Place’ intoxicatingly creepy – ‘Chappaquiddick’ looks into American tragedy

Let’s start with a popcorn warning. If you’re bringing your usual tub of multiplex popcorn into “A Quiet Place,” just be aware that you’ll be hearing every single crunch. That’s because much of John Krasinski’s ingeniously creepy new film, in which he stars alongside his real-life better half, Emily Blunt, …

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‘Letters’ shows Iraq thru eyes of UK British explorer who shaped it

BAGHDAD, April 3, (RTRS): “Letters from Baghdad,” a documentary on Gertrude Bell, the British writer, explorer, spy and political officer who helped shape modern Iraq, had its first screening in the country on Monday, drawing loud applause from an audience of academics, diplomats, journalists and others. The documentary shows hitherto …

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Deadmau5 ‘releases’ new orchestral album – Ronson to be honored

LOS ANGELES, April 3, (RTRS): This past Friday, electronic music superstar Deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) released an exclusive orchestral rendition of his work. “Where’s The Drop,” featuring Deadmau5 tracks like “Imaginary Friends,” “Ira,” “Superbia” and more, composed and arranged by Greg Reveret, is the fulfillment of a years-long dream …

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Kuwait GDP seen to grow

KUWAIT CITY, April 3: A new forecast by the Business Monitor International (BMI) Research says Kuwait’s real GDP in 2018 will grow following a contraction in 2017, reports arabianbusiness.com The BMI in its report said the oil production will do little to support the growth in the short-term, given the …

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Mechanism of collapsing co (7)

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other,” Scottish politician Walter Elliot (1888 — 1958). ONE of the challenges that the management faced was the Real Estate Department. This department was dispersed into several disorganized managements and companies where more than four companies …

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Jumaa wins gold in 5th Ras Al-Khaimah champ’ship

The Kuwaiti athletics team has won the first gold medal in a tournament abroad. Jarrah Al-Fadhli, the rapporteur of the Kuwaiti athletics committee affiliated to the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee, said in a statement to KUNA, on Monday, that the team won the gold in the fifth Ras Al-Khaimah (UAE) championship. …

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BAS and Serbian Embassy host ‘Olympia Cup’ 2018

The British Academy of Sport (BAS) in conjunction with the Serbian Embassy hosted the Third Women’s International Volleyball Tournament in Kuwait between the various Embassies at the British School of Kuwait (BSK) in Salwa. This year, eight teams participated representing Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Palestine, Philippines, Romania, Ukraine and USA. The …

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