In today’s issue of Al-Jareeda newspaper, the Ministry of Communication, who controls the internet in Kuwait, has ordered the main ISPs here to block youtube. The reason behind this as per the official letter (below) was religious. Some clip on youtube (video or audio, does not really make a difference) melodying the Holy Quran with musical instruments which of course against Islam.
Bluntly, this is the most stupid decision I’ve ever heard or read! In one side, they could have contacted youtube to take the clip out , on another; they can not and will never be assured that such clip (or anything something similar to it) will never be uploaded to other sites nor spreaded through emails. such a backwarded mentality..
To bring a house made or a driver to country became a very hectic process lately. It took me the entire day today to complete all entry visa requirements. Half of the time wasted was due to waiting for my turn at a very long queue at each stage of the process, while most the other half of the time spent actually on printing some required papers which could definitely be done and submitted over the Internet. Speaking about the internet, even if such process was automated, people who are behind having the “typists” would loss, thus, preventing as much as possible automating the thing, consequently, the normal person still suffers.
I’ve seen the first few minutes of the serious that narrates the story of Shaikh Mubarak Al-Sabah the 9th Ruler of the state of Kuwait (1896-1921). This series has been forbidden from being aired in any channel for some reason despite being produced by a Kuwaiti firm! It sounds something that has really been spent hell of a time and efforts on and came up as expected and I’ll be definitely trying to watch the remaining of the serious.
This is a special post for women who love to have a large dedicated room for dresses and another for their shoes.
Something to really be proud of…
OTTAWA, Sept 20 (KUNA) — A Kuwait surgeon won an award for his research in the field of thoracic (chest) surgery from the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons Association (CANATS) during its annual conference in Halifax.
Dr. Thirar Al-Shihab told KUNA late Friday that he was very happy to receive this award, affirming he was honored to represent Kuwait at the paramount international event.
On his research, the Kuwaiti doctor said that he focused on finding a new way to treat thoratic abscess without reverting surgery. He revealed that a drug used for breaking blood clots could be injected into the patient’s chest, thus relieving him from the abscess without need to operate.
The drug could clear about 80 percent of abscess, affirmed the Kuwaiti surgeon, adding that the research would be published in international medical journals and magazines.
Several medical facilities have offered me the opportunity for joint research on the treatment and a full scholarship for year, said Al-Shihab.
Dr. F. Griffith Pearson, a world renowned thoracic surgeon, commended Dr. Al-Shihab’s research, saying that it was a new addition to thoracic treatment which would save time, money, and effort.
CANATS allocated the Dr. Robert Ginsburg award to Al-Shihab during its annual conference for the best research on new thoracic treatments
Very creative stuff…
Besides the Islamic explanatios on the matter, this sounds interesting… [The Story]
The financial crisis in the US, especially after the collapse of Lehman Brothers investment bank, forced Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the 19th richest person in the world, to rethink of pulling his investment in the US back to Saudi Arabiam where he claimed to be the safest place nowadays. I don’t blame him, the situation up there sounds shaky, it doesnot mean safest here in the Gulf either, I wonder what’s the safest place now! [The Story – arabic]
No one would imagine parents allowing their kids to get into this… so disgusting!!
Sir Wilfred Thesiger, who died on Sunday aged 93, was the quintessential English explorer, and the last and greatest of that small band of travellers who sought out the secrets of the desert in the years before Arabia was transformed forever by the oil beneath her sands.
Thesiger’s reputation was established by two epic journeys he made in the 1940s across the Rub ‘al Khali, or Empty Quarter, the most forbidding, least known and least penetrated region of Arabia.
His motive for crossing it was not primarily to reap glory for himself, but to share the hardship of the life of the Bedu and to earn their comradeship. He was not in thrall to the desert itself but, like T E Lawrence, to his admiration of those who lived there: “The harder the life,” ran his credo, “the finer the person.” [The Story]
Corruption in Kuwait has gone far beyond the imagination. The one would expect illegal activities in various departments such as the health, education, public works, etc. But when it comes to corruption in the state security department (the MI-5 of Kuwait), that is really shocking and disgusting at the same time. How can a person at this critical place allow black listed people to enter the country in return for money? Not to mention that he was cooperating in this matter with another retired officer from the Army Intelligence unit!! More irritating is the news (below) of an MP who’s offering a help in trying to get this officer out of this case under condition that the officer does not to mention his name during the interrogation.
طمأن احد النواب عبر مراسيل خاصة ضابط الملفات الامنية المقدم »ع.س«، المعتقل حالياً بتهمة اخفاء ملفات اشخاص محكومين مقابل مبالغ مالية، بأنه سيوكل له اكبر المحامين، وان البراءة مضمونة. وكشفت مصادر لـ »الشاهد« ان النائب المذكور طلب من المقدم المتهم عدم ذكر اسمه في التحقيقات، ووعده بأنه سيخرجه من هذه الازمة، مؤكداً له ان وضعه ممتاز وان الظروف لصالحه. واشارت المصادر الى أن النائب يشعر بالخوف من ادراج اسمه في هذه القضية، وان يحاول بشتى الوسائل اقناع المقدم بعدم الاشارة اليه في التحقيقات
I wonder how long this would take… [The Story]
Just got this email saying that the British stylish cafe Napket will open soon in Kuwait in the Avenues II. Sounds good.