Monday , October 23 2017

Arab Times

Female stars say ‘no more’ – Gender gap

LOS ANGELES, Oct 11, (Agencies): Hollywood actresses bemoan pay disparity with their male counterparts, as well as the despised “casting couch” — where film executives sometimes make sexual advances before deciding who gets a coveted movie role. But some of Hollywood’s top female stars are saying “no more,” and are …

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‘Miles’ focuses on Davis’ turbulent life – Cheadle’s Davis has attitude to spare

LOS ANGELES, Oct 11, (RTRS): Don Cheadle flails about trying to channel the spirit of late jazz-trumpeting legend Miles Davis in “Miles Ahead,” a biopic that rejects typical genre conventions to the point of chasing itself down lame, tangential paths. A passion project for its star, who also directed, co-wrote …

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‘Gift’ reflects US ‘winners & losers’ obsession – Film captures unfairness of power distribution

Neal Gabler is the author of “An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood” and “Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality.” He is working on a biography of Senator Ted Kennedy. The opinions expressed here are his own. – Editor By Neal Gabler One surprising film that …

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Elvis teams with royal orchestra – New album mixes hits with lesser known tracks

LONDON, Oct 11, (AFP): Priscilla Presley closes her eyes and bites her lip as she listens to a new album of Elvis songs, with the king of rock and roll’s voice backed by Britain’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. “I am emotional because I watched him singing each one of these songs,” …

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Of ‘maladies’ and medicine

FOR the past four decades we have been courageously placing our palm to soothe the pain in our body. We shouted at the top of our voice that painkillers no longer had any effect. In spite of all this, we did not lose hope in our homeland and our capabilities …

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Shelter protects runaway domestic workers – New law on human trafficking imposes severe penalties

‘If it is proven that a domestic worker was beaten or tortured by his sponsor, an inspector from the shelter will issue a report and refer it to the Public Morals and Human Trafficking Protection Department. The sponsor will be summoned and interrogated. If there are suspicions of a criminal …

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Kuwait metro, rail procurement to begin next yr

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects says that it has appointed new advisers for the planned Kuwait City metro and expects to start procurement in the first quarter of 2016. Plans for a metro were first announced in 2006. Expressions of interest were invited in 2012, but the …

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Al-Mazaya acquires commercial tower in Riyadh for SR 130mn – Company enhances its portfolio of income generating assets by new acquisition

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: Al-Mazaya Holding Group has purchased a new tower servicing the office and commercial sector and occupying an area of 2,160m2 in Al-Olaya district, Riyadh, KSA, for SR 130m through one of its subsidiaries in Saudi Arabia. The contract was signed in Riyadh by Engineer Ibrahim Al-Soqabi, …

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A year on, OPEC counts cost of relinquishing its ‘swing’ role – Members face new reality – austerity

Next month will be the anniversary of OPEC’s historic decision to relinquish its swing producer role and allow its members to produce oil as much as they can. OPEC took such a decision based on its need to retain its market share intake in the light of the competition it …

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Kuwait bourse ends week’s trading in red –

Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) ended last week in the red zone. The Price Index closed at 5,708.75 points, down by 0.21% from the week before closing, the Weighted Index decreased by 0.06% after closing at 386.41 points, whereas the KSX-15 Index closed at 925.54 points down by 0.46%. Furthermore, last …

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