Thursday , October 18 2018

Arab Times

‘Abusive role continues’

How can an individual with no official status cause a great political and sporting dilemma to his country? It seems strange, but look at the following details. The Public Benefit Organization Law stipulates that the establishment of any sports or social union requires the recognition of at least six recognized …

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‘Star Is Born’ speaks to our time

Movie strikes chord of must-see rapture ‘A Star Is Born’, Bradley Cooper’s justly celebrated remake of the venerable Hollywood romantic fable, starring Cooper as the bad-ol’-boy rock ‘n’ roller Jackson Maine and Lady Gaga as Ally, the ingenuous singer-songwriter he falls for and helps to elevate to pop stardom, is …

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I’m still finding my voice: Stenberg

Art and activism meet in ‘The Hate U Give’ Actress Amandla Stenberg was named after a 1989 Miles Davis album – a lush, African-tinged funk fusion that takes its name from the Zulu and Xhosa word for “power.” In South Africa under apartheid, “amandla” was – and still is – …

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Legendary Arab poet Antara rises as comic book superhero

Story weaves a tale of bravery, slavery, freedom, loyalty and love SHARJAH, UAE, Oct 9, (AFP): In a red cape, dark hair blowing in the wind, he crosses the dunes under a blazing sun: Antara, the famed 6th century Arab poet born a slave, is now a superhero. A pre-Islamic …

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Finding solution to fake certificates

The issue of fake academic certificates has become the talk of the town. Several prospects and definitions are being given for fake or forged certificates. There are some who do not differentiate between recognized and unrecognized universities by the Ministry of Higher Education. In fact, it is not a principle …

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‘It’s not roads, but people’

In spite of efforts exerted by the Traffic General Department and the Public Roads Authority to broaden the roads and streets, build bridges and new roads, the traffic problem continues to worsen and the victims of road accidents have increased, especially when we talk about deadly accidents which are on …

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Canada rout Cuba 12-0 in Women’s WCup qualifying

Jamaica upset Costa Rica 1-0 EDINBURG, Texas, Oct 9, (AP): Adriana Leon and Jordyn Huitema each had four goals in Canada’s dominating 12-0 victory over Cuba on Monday night in the group stage of the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. Canada, ranked No. 5 in the world, needed a …

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Rod Cerezo passes away

With deep regret and sorrow, we would like to inform the friends and acquaintances of Rod Frias Cerezo in Kuwait that he joined our creator on Oct 7, 2018. During his stay in Kuwait, Rod was a well-known active leader of the Filipino Community. He will be remembered and missed …

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Tokyo Olympics costs hit almost $25 billion – may go higher

Organizers reviewing all operational costs TOKYO, Oct 9, (AP): The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut. A report just released by the national government’s Board of Audit shows Japan is likely to spend …

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From Jahra and Fahaheel…

I was very happy to attend the opening of the second season of the Opera House and see the ‘Magic Flute’, one of the world’s timeless masterpieces of opera by Mozart, the genius composer of classical music. The opera was performed by the Armenian National Theater and the Yerevan Opera Orchestra. …

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