Arab Times

Church, Stapleton lead ACM nominations – Lambert earns three nominations

NASHVILLE, Tenn, Feb 2, (AP): Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the nominees for the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards with five nominations each, including male vocalist and album of the year. In nominations announced Monday, Church earned a first-time nod for entertainer of the year, along with …

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Prolific child bearer

KUWAIT was not built on the sand of the Gulf beach that is prone to destruction due to waves of personality clashes or tribal and sectarian politics. It is a strong nation supported by the strength of a society which is united by culture, traditions and norms based on loyalty. …

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‘Gleason’ displays ALS’ devastating effect – ‘Eagle Huntress’ brings girl-power message

LOS ANGELES, Feb 1, (RTRS):  The devastating effects of ALS are on full display in “Gleason,” an emotional powerhouse of a documentary charting former NFL star Steve Gleason’s battle with the debilitating disorder. With seemingly no restrictions from his subjects, director Clay Tweel delivers far more than just a typical …

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Women’s rock climbing gains foothold in Iran

In the mountains of northwestern Iran, Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh clings to a sheer rock face, ignoring the dizzying height and icy wind as she searches for the next handhold. The 27-year-old, who has been rock climbing since she was 13, has distinguished herself in international competitions despite the barriers she faces …

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Sundance launches strong contenders for Oscars 2017 – ‘Birth of a Nation’, ‘Weiner’ pick top awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb 1, (RTRS):  It may seem nuts to start handicapping next year’s Oscars race before this year’s ceremony has even aired, but Sundance has proven that it’s now a launching pad for awards season contenders. After January 2014’s debut of “Boyhood” and January 2015’s premiere of “Brooklyn” (both …

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‘Revenant’, ‘Thrones’ win ADG Awards – Von Brandenstein receives Lifetime Achievement award

LOS ANGELES, Feb 1, (RTRS): “The Revenant”, “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Martian” walked away with film honors at the Art Directors Guild’s (ADG) 20th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Sunday night. “Game of Thrones”, “House of Cards” and “American Horror Story: Hotel” were among the TV champs. …

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Champion among us holds recreational sports for children with diabetes – Balsam and her team teach youth simple daily exercise routines

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: The diabetes and thyroid unit for children at the Mubarak Hospital in cooperation with the Diabetes Association organized the first spring camp for the children with diabetes. According to Dr Iman Al-Busairia thyroid consultant for children and the head of the unit at Mubarak Hospital “We …

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UIS lift DBO Basketball champ’ship trophy – DPS rule Boys Under 16; IEAS top Girls Under 16

SALMIYA, Kuwait, Feb 1: Don Bosco Oratory, Kuwait held their 13th Annual Inter School Basketball Championship 2016 for boys and girls under 12/14 and 16 years of age. The tournament was played on a league cum knock out basis. Schools participating this year were: United Indian School (UIS)/Carmel School Kuwait …

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Balsam organizes tourney in support of promising young swimmers – Kuwait Club swimmers swimming for the love of Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: The committee for sports and community organized at the Kuwait Sports Club a swimming tournament to support swimmers from the age group of 7 to 10 years. 35 swimmers participated in coordination with the celebrations of the State of Kuwait honoring the 10 year anniversary of …

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PIES holds Sportsfest 2016 ‘Unity in Our Community’ – Blue Team emerge overall champions; Yellow, Green teams 1st & 2nd runners up

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: Preschool, elementary and high school students clad in multi-colored sports uniforms took part in two separate colorful opening ceremonies and various sport events  of Sportsfest 2016 of the Philippine International English School (PIES) in Fahaheel held from Jan 26 to 28. The first day opening ceremonies …

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