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Arab Times

Restored ‘Porgy’ gets key test – Met Opera brings in new director early

ANN ARBOR, Mich, Feb 17, (AP): A restored edition of a pioneering, enduring American opera emerges at a time its racial and social themes are as relevant as the era in which it premiered. The long-in-the-works “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” gets a test-drive Saturday in Michigan en route to …

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Police arrest three in PNB fraud case

NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (RTRS): India’s federal police arrested two employees at Punjab National Bank believed to be at the centre of a staggering $1.77 billion fraud, a police source said on Saturday, in the first arrests so far in the country’s biggest-ever bank scam. The arrests late on Friday …

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Prices slip on expectations of surging US shale

The positive momentum that propelled oil prices to four year highs appears to have slipped since the start of the month. A combination of bearish oil data out of the US showing crude stocks building for the second week in a row and US crude production breaking through the symbolic …

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Process of firm’s downfall – ‘Special talent vital’

“Some people confuse with bad luck”, American cartoonist Kin Hubbard (1868 -1930). What can a new executive do to rescue a company failing because of certain crisis that led to the resignation of its administrative board together with the executives, especially when the company appears to be in a free …

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Date wage calculation begins is 1st day of probation period

While the Kuwaiti Labor Law provides that either the employer or employee can terminate an employment agreement during the probation period without a notice and if terminated by the employer then they must settle any end of service benefits. While many parties understand this legal concept, many are confused when …

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Two Kuwaiti jet skiers win 2nd, 3rd place in UAE championship

ABU DHABI, Feb 17, (KUNA): Rashed Al-Dawwas and Hmoud Al-Mudhayyan, of Kuwait, won Friday the 2nd and 3rd positions at end of the Fourth Heat of United Arab Emirates (UAE) international jet ski championship, held at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Dawwas said he was pleased to …

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FBC concludes 93rd regular tourney

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: The Filipino Badminton Committee in Kuwait (FBC) concluded its 93rd Regular Tournament on Friday at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club in Hawally with veteran and amateur badminton players participating in the event. All players displayed their best form as they battled it out with the best …

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Ice Prince Hanyu wins historic gold – Snowboarder pulls off Olympic ski shock

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 17, (AFP): Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu disclosed he had never “fully healed” from the serious injury that almost scuppered his Olympics after clinching the first back-to-back men’s figure skating title in more than six decades on Saturday. The 23-year-old cemented his status as the modern day ‘Ice …

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