Saturday , September 22 2018

Arab Times

Julodis speculifer dicksoni – Utubis Zahrae – the ‘stuff’ … of legend

Penny Freeth is standing at our designated meeting point, underneath the gigantic skeleton of the blue whale hanging from the ceiling of the main hall in London’s Natural History Museum.  Our plan is to try and obtain information about the insect specimens sent to the museum in the 1930s from …

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Regional tyrants and the stupid nostalgia

Many Libyans are yearning for the days of Muammar Gaddafi, and the Iraqis also are yearning for the rule of Saddam Hussein and other tyrants after they saw the horrors created by those who came to take over after these rulers. These people used to stay silent about those who …

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Ethan Hawke spotlights little-known legend in ‘Blaze’

Ford’s ‘Call of the Wild’ casts Sy LOS ANGELES, Sept 16, (Agencies): Ethan Hawke had long been enchanted by the songs of mysterious singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. Foley wrote songs like ‘If I Could Only Fly”, that Willie Nelson covered and would go on to become a Merle Haggard hit, and …

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A crisis melodrama in ‘American’

Miller gives assertive, hard-working performance There’s scope but not a whole lot of depth to “American Woman”, which attempts to make a sweeping and universal statement about one small life in the larger scheme of things. But Sienna Miller’s titular figure is at once too abrasive and too glam to …

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Pakistan open Asia Cup campaign in style

Ex-champs thrash HK by 8 wkts DUBAI, Sept 16, (AFP):  Former champions Pakistan thrashed an inexperienced Hong Kong by eight wickets in a one-sided match to open their Asia Cup campaign in style on Sunday. Pakistan’s bowling attack was too hot to handle for Hong Kong in Dubai as Usman …

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Golovkin suffers first loss of pro career as Alvarez prevails

‘If the people want another round, I’ll do it again’ LAS VEGAS, Sept 16, (AFP): Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch. Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkin in another …

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Ronaldo gets off the mark for Juventus

MILAN, Sept 16, (AFP): Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus and then added a second in Sunday’s fourth Serie A game of the season, against Sassuolo in Turin. The 33-year-old tapped in on the line after a goalmouth scramble on 50 minutes, and …

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Ask Husni Borazan about Idlib

THE Syrian city of Idlib has been making regional protagonists preoccupied with Syrian affairs, together with local militias linked to it based on the nature of its scheme which has been exposed in the last seven years. News from most areas came through them. The news contained more hopes and …

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The tilted scale of truth and justice

A FEW years ago, I wrote about a junior doctor who obtained the title, ‘consultant,’ due to his relationship with a minister of health who had a bad reputation.  The title was used in official correspondences of the ministry and the doctor was appointed as member of an important medical committee.  …

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KOC Green remain unbeaten

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: The KOC Ahmadi Park Hockey Grounds hosted another day of exciting finishes and a demonstration of skilled Field Hockey. One error by Kuwait Independence Hockey (KIH), leaving Dominic Savio striker Sherwin D’souza all by himself, let him score the only goal of the game; a zero …

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