Arab Times

S. Africa’s sensation Rabada stars as England crumble in fourth Test – Proteas win by 280 runs on 5th day, Poms take series 2-1

CENTURION, South Africa, Jan 26, (AFP): Kagiso Rabada, South Africa’s 20-year-old fast bowling sensation, routed England as the hosts gained a consolation victory on the fifth day of the fourth and final Test on Tuesday. Rabada took six for 32 as England collapsed to 101 all out at SuperSport Park. …

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Soccer Academy ‘Mubaratuna’ to absorb young players

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26, (KUNA): The launching of a soccer academy named “Mubaratuna” where the skills and talents of the young and eager Kuwaitis will be honed has been applauded by some officials. The academy receives now youngsters interested in soccer, aged 10 through 15 and later those aged 6 …

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Al Andalus Trading Co gets ‘ISO 9001:2008 Certificate’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26: Ismail Al Hourani, CEO of Al Andalus Trading Company, announced that the Company has recently received the ISO 9001:2008 Certificate, which emphasizes the Company’s leading position in the area of selling consumer electronics products. Hisham Sorour, Managing Partner of Global Consultants for Business Advisory Services & …

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KMPG Advisory launches its new e-accounting service; Innovative solutions to manage microenterprises, small and medium businesses

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26: KPMG Advisory Company launched on Jan 26, its new service SBA “Small Business Accounting”, which targets small and medium businesses and microenterprises. This platform provides tools for accounting records management, issuance of management accounts reports and performance assessment reports for these categories of enterprises and businesses. …

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Kuwait bourse treads water; volume recedes – Mabanee Co soars 40 fils; Americana dives

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26: Kuwait stocks trod water on Tuesday following a losing streak amid sliding oil prices and bearish global backdrop. The bourse inched 1.7 pts lower to 4,936.51 points in lackluster trade even as investors toed caution. The KSX 15 benchmark rose 0.99 pts to 7,77.89 points while …

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Cheap oil blackens global recovery outlook – World trade hit hard

PARIS, Jan 26, (AFP): Lower prices at the pump may be pleasing to American and European consumers, putting breeze in the sails of a limp economic recovery, but the plunge in crude prices has now become a threat to the global recovery. “We are in a situation today where there …

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Manila accords royal welcome – Wurtzbach home

MANILA, Jan 25, (AFP): Confetti rained down as tens of thousands of shrieking fans paralysed traffic in the Philippine capital on Monday to welcome the newly crowned Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. The 26-year-old model and actress, looking regal in a flowing blue-green gown, waved the Philippine flag while perched …

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Obamas’ love blooms in ‘Southside’ – ‘Sweet, romantic story’

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 25, (Agencies): It’s the sweet, romantic story of a first date — albeit the fictionalized first date of the couple who currently occupy the White House. “Southside With You,” the feature film based on Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson’s first date, debuted Sunday to a packed house …

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Tuareg musical tradition reborn in Algeria – Women-only group making a comeback

TAMANRASSET, Algeria, Jan 25, (AFP): A single-stringed violin played only by Tuareg women is making a comeback in Algeria as the last of its players come to the rescue of a tradition on the verge of extinction. Women have long played the imzad in the matriarchal Tuareg communities of the …

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‘Newtown’ explores aftermath of tragedy – Snyder’s movie hopes to address issues of loss, grief

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 25,  (Agencies): In approaching a subject as sensitive as the Newtown, Connecticut shootings of Dec14, 2012, in which 20 children and 6 educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, director Kim Snyder knew first what she didn’t want to do. She didn’t want to make …

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