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Sunday , November 18 2018

Arab Times

Royals end 30-yr title drought – Catcher Perez named MVP

NEW YORK, Nov 2, (RTRS): Kansas City ended a 30-year wait for a World Series title as the Royals reigned over Major League Baseball with a 7-2, 12-inning victory over the New York Mets on Sunday. A pinch-hit single by utility infielder Christian Colon scored the go-ahead run off reliever …

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Rosberg grabs consolation win at Mexican GP

MEXICO CITY, Nov 2, (AFP): Nico Rosberg gained some consolation for his grievances Sunday when he outpaced Mercedes team-mate and newly-crowned triple world champion Lewis Hamilton to win the Mexican Grand Prix. In the first Formula One race in Mexico for 23 years, the 30-year-old German made light of the …

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Boca Juniors win 25th Argentine league title – Late Dempsey strike lifts Sounders to victory

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 2, (RTRS): Boca Juniors won the Argentine first division championship with a match to spare when they beat Tigre 1-0 at La Bombonera on Sunday. Defender Fabian Monzon scored the winner with a header from a corner in the 42nd minute to hand Boca their 25th league …

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Holograms go ‘mainstream’ – Dead celebs

NEW YORK, Nov 1, (AFP): Concert promoters hoping to bring out legends such as Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday and Elvis Presley used to face an obvious problem — the singers are dead. But with rapid advances in technology, those stars and many more are returning to life through holograms, the …

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Bond director Mendes stirs franchise – ‘Spectre’ could trigger $80 mln in US debut

NEW YORK, Nov 1, (RTRS): Here’s a theory: If not for Sam Mendes, Universal never would’ve entrusted an indie greenhorn like Colin Trevorrow to direct “Jurassic World,” nor would George Lucas have dreamed of handing the reins of his “Star Wars” franchise to the likes of Rian Johnson (“Brick”). This …

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Iran film industry sees int’l hope with nuke deal – Lifting of sanctions may open roads for foreign film companies

LOS ANGELES, Nov 1, (RTRS): Will the Iran nuclear deal energize the country’s filmmakers and open up the Iranian film industry internationally? Now that the landmark accord between Iran and the US, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia has been officially adopted, it’s likely that economic sanctions against Iran will …

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Akon decides to amplify next album – R&B star to give away music for free

LOS ANGELES, Nov 1, (AP): On the cusp of his first album release since 2008, Akon wants to steer his considerable fan base away from services like YouTube to a new – and Akon-branded – app where he’ll give away music for free, supported by ads. That might strike you …

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VIVA logs KD 32.8 mn net profit in 9-month – Total revenues rise 17 pct y/y to KD 204 million

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced its financial results for the nine-month period to Sept 30, 2015. The company delivered strong performance operational at all business levels with net profit of KD 32.8 million, an increase of 12 percent compared to the same …

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10 businesses qualify for KIPCO Tmkeen Award – Young entrepreneurs to be honored

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: Ten young entrepreneurs running media and technology businesses in Kuwait have qualified for the final judging round in the first ever KIPCO Tmkeen Award for Young Entrepreneurs. The award is a collaboration between the Youth Empowerment Organization and KIPCO – Kuwait Projects Company (Holding). Eligible applicants …

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Alghanim Industries hosts 2nd annual Harvard Business School admissions event – Information about MBA program provided to applicants

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest, privately owned companies in the Gulf region, hosted and sponsored their second annual MBA admissions event in coordination with Harvard Business School (HBS). The event took place at Jumeirah Messilah Beach hotel on Oct 21, 2015, and provided aspiring applicants …

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