Thursday , October 19 2017

Arab Times

Dolphins spoil Chargers opener – Pats bounce back

CARSON, California, Sept 18, (AP): Cody Parkey hit his fourth field goal from 54 yards with 1:05 to play as the Miami Dolphins rallied in the fourth quarter to spoil the Los Angeles Chargers’ home opener with a 19-17 victory in the NFL on Sunday. The Chargers’ South Korea-born placekicker …

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KIA appoints consultant to study possible merger of KFH and AUB – Tie-up will make KFH the largest bank in Kuwait: Moody’s

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Kuwait Investment Authority has appointed a global consultant to study within a period of two months the merger of two banks – Kuwait Finance House (KFH) and Ahli United Bank (AUB) which was established in Bahrain, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Moody’s said in a report …

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Kuwait bourse retreats as investors book profit – NBK slips 6 fils; Ooredoo gains

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18 : Kuwait stocks slipped into red on Monday after treading water in the last session. The price index dropped 21.33 pts in choppy trade to 6,890.37 pts as profit taking weighed on some of the heavyweights following recent gains. The KSX 15 benchmark fell 0.22 pts …

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GDP growth picks up in first quarter – Investment boosts foreign reserves; fiscal deficit narrows to 11% of GDP in FY16/17

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: The economic recovery strengthened noticeably during the first half of 2017 following the 2016 slowdown. The economy has benefited from strong export growth, a revived tourism sector (albeit from a low base) and a healthy increase in investment. The government’s reform program, starting with the November …

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‘Three Billboards’ wins at Toronto fest – ‘Operation Mekong’ bags China’s Golden Rooster Prize

TORONTO, Canada, Sept 18, (Agencies): Martin McDonagh’s darkly hilarious drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won the Toronto Film Festival’s audience prize for best picture on Sunday, giving it a leg up in the race for the Oscars. The rage-fueled film stars Frances McDormand as a frustrated and grieving mother, …

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‘Lies’, ‘Tale’ and ‘SNL’ dominate Emmys – Diversity reigns over Trump

LOS ANGELES, Sept 18, (Agencies): Against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s assaults on the media, women, and people of color, two feminist dramas and America’s most powerful platform for political satire dominated at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. HBO’s “Big Little Lies” took the award for best limited series …

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Metallics, feathers ‘galore’ at Emmys – ‘Big trend’

LOS ANGELES, Sept 18, (Agencies): A force of red, a wealth of metallics and a strong show of feathers took the carpet at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, led by Nicole Kidman, Tessa Thompson and Tracee Ellis Ross. And what’s a dress without hair and makeup? The winners in …

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Ayouch’s ‘Razzia’ Morocco’s foreign-language Oscar entry – ‘Saawan’ selected by Pakistan for Oscar contention

LOS ANGELES, Sept 17, (RTRS): Nabil Ayouch’s kaleidoscopic social drama “Razzia” which world premiered at the Toronto Festival, has been chosen as Morocco’s candidate in the foreign-language category of the 2018 Academy Awards. The film was chosen by an independent commission nominated by the Moroccan Cinema Center (CCM), composed of …

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Horan brings soft breakup ballad – S. Africa’s Clegg begins last int’l tour

NEW YORK, Sept 17, (Agencies): One Direction’s Niall Horan on Friday released a soft breakup ballad with echoes of the heartthrob boy band as he announced his debut solo album. Horan announced on social media that his album “Flicker” will come out on Oct 20 followed by a tour in …

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‘American Assassin’ close-mouthed and macho – Nicholson unforgettable in ‘Now’

For a significant portion of “Who Are We Now,” an exemplary indie drama from writer-director Matthew Newton (“From Nowhere”), the lives of its two main characters never intersect, almost to the point where it feels like two short stories that are barely tethered together. This is a risky narrative strategy, …

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