Monday , December 11 2017

Arab Times

Newly-elected Kuwait chief to push FIFA over ban

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1, (AFP): Kuwaiti clubs on Tuesday elected the head of a new football federation that hopes to win recognition from FIFA and end a ban from international tournaments over alleged government interference. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Yusef Al-Sabah said his first priority would be to persuade the sport’s world …

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Sharma, Dhawan gift India first T20 win against Kiwis – Hosts beat New Zealand by 53 runs

NEW DELHI, Nov 1, (AFP): A record opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a 53-run win over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 international in New Delhi on Wednesday. The pair put on 158 runs — India’s best for any wicket — to take the …

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Jordaan denies ‘raping’ ex-MP

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 1, (AFP): South Africa’s football association president Danny Jordaan on Wednesday denied raping a former lawmaker and singer who made allegations as part of the #MeToo social media movement against sexual assault. Jennifer Ferguson claimed online that Jordaan, who was responsible for organising the 2010 World Cup and …

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In ‘Flying’ anti-war tale told again – ‘Ragnarok’ takes Thor to funny heights

In this era of rampant sequelizing, has any filmmaker more playfully inverted the standard more-of-the-same monotony than Richard Linklater? His Oscar-nominated “Boyhood” was, if nothing else, a compendium of life’s chapters, filmed — and lived — year after year. His “Before” trilogy reteamed Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, every nine …

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In wide-open Oscars field, zeitgeist is the key target – More varied and delicious films

This year’s film awards landscape is fascinating for its unwillingness to adhere to an overarching narrative. The players are vastly different — in style, in story, in theme — so much so that it makes what already promises to be an unpredictable season all the more varied and delicious. That …

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Philippine ‘Portrait’ musical drama – ‘Sveta’ disturbing, compelling social horror movie

A stirring musical drama set on the eve of World War II in Manila and centered on the cash-strapped spinster daughters of a famous old painter, “The Portrait” proves a handsomely produced big-screen adaptation of Nick Joaquin’s revered play “A Portrait of the Artist as a Filipino,” featuring classy melodrama and …

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The agent of disease cannot become cure

FROM all corners of the world, countries are now standing tough on members of ‘DAESH’ and its sympathizers — the way they stood tough on the Tartars and then the Nazis. ‘DAESH’ followers brag about spreading their atrocities which the entire humanity condemns — apart from those who have been …

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Lawyer files lawsuit against sports body

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Lawyer Saud Al-Shahoumi said he has filed a lawsuit with the Administrative Court against the ministerial decision to extend the duration of the boards of sports clubs, reports Al-Anba daily. He pointed out the Minister of State for Youth and Sports Affairs issued resolution No. 847 …

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Jazeera Airways posts KD 8.2mn net profit for Q3 – Company records digit growth for two consecutive quarters

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Jazeera Airways KSC (Jazeera) today announced its financial results for the third quarter. The company reported an operating profit of KD 8.3 million, up 37.8% from the same period last year, and a net profit of KD 8.2 million, reflecting a growth of 35.6%, despite a …

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