Friday, May 22, 2015
An activist told the AFP news agency that at least four worshippers were killed, while a source told the Reuters news agency that there appeared to be at least 30 casualties in the attack. More recent estimates have placed the death toll higher. Pictures posted on social media purported to show the devastation, with dead bodies strewn across the floor and shattered glass covering the courtyard of the mosque.
That is hitting a little too close to home, Qatif is roughly three hours away from Kuwait.
Indeed, the Telegraph claims he may even be eyeing up a job outside of Qatar, where he was one of the most powerful people in politics for two decades.He served as foreign secretary from 1992 until 2013, and Prime Minister from 2007 until 2013 - as well as serving as chief executive of Qatar Investment Authority, which bought Harrods for £1.5billion.But there were reports late last year that he might be looking to step into UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's shoes once he steps down in 2016.
However, if the rumours of his latest purchase are true, his is in good company with his fellow countrymen, as this is the second major purchase made by a Qatari in recent month.It is thought Paul Gauguin's When Will You Marry? - a scene of two Tahitian girls - fetched $300million earlier this year was bought by a Qatari museum, making it the most expensive painting ever bought.The Qatari royal family also made the second most expensive art purchase ever in 2011 when it bought a version of Paul Cezanne's The Card Players for $250million.
This particular painting also broke records, being the most expensive piece of art bought at auction. It was originally expected to only fetch around $140million, with bidding starting at $100million.
Experts say the prices are driven by artworks' investment value and by wealthy new and established collectors seeking out the very best works.
With all of the suffering in the world $180 million dollars could help a lot of people instead of buying a picture of cartoon boobs.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Leaving the contracting world meant leaving my wonderful gold SAICO insurance behind so off to the government dentist I go. My mom keeps telling me how wonderful they are and I should give them a try so I did.
I met a lovely female Kuwaiti dentist who did an excellent job. I got there 45 minutes early and was the second person in line. After a check-up I only needed a cleaning so I had to wait as there are only 2 chairs in this clinic.
After the first lady finished I was called into the room. When I saw the equipment I wasn't surprised but sad that the dentists had to work on old equipment. I can't imagine studying abroad on all of the latest equipment to come back wanting to give back to the country and met with old fading items. This to me might be one of the reasons Kuwaiti medical professionals train in the clinics and move on to private ones that have the latest gadgets.
There wasn't a mask to cover my eyes while my teeth were cleaned so I go a facial as well, mafi moshkilla. I know it is no fault of their own and they work with what is given to do their job. I will definitely go again and next I will take my son.
Perhaps more Kuwaiti citizens would be interested in giving back to their country if they could work in places that had newer equipment instead of having to just get by with what they can find. I really think every clinic in Kuwait should be upgraded if not for the people who visit then for the citizens who want to work there.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Censorship is not just on women's products anymore, oops they missed one
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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Raising Cane's in Avenues, at least it's not a burger joint!
Monday, May 18, 2015
I was saddened to see children left on the corner having to sell fruits and vegetables instead of being in school. It was 10:30 am when I saw this child setting up his watermelons to sale.
While other airports are speeding up their check-in processes and implementing more technology, the 87-year-old KIA is buckling under congestion.
The airport was extended in 2001 to accommodate 9 million passengers but additional expansion plans, originally due to be completed by the end of 2016, have barely broken ground after the initial contractor quit over delays.
The three-hour recommendation has announced on Saturday along with calls for passengers to cooperate with airport staff during the upcoming busy Ramadan and summer period, according to a statement carried by state media agency KUNA.