They finally did it! I just read that MOH will now deploy air ambulances for transportation of patients to and from healthcare facilities and accident scenes, finally! What took them all those years to finally take this crucial step is totally beyond me! This would definitely help saving lives because every minute counts.
The unbearable traffic congestion during rush hours coupled with the abuse of emergency lanes in Kuwait has made it near impossible for medical services team to reach the accident scene in a short time. I overheard that in some cases its taking over one hour from onset of an accident for the paramedics to arrive. Hopefully with the introduction of air medical services this problem will be largely solved. According to the sources, the responsible medical teams are now under one month training and the actual implementation will commence shortly afterwards. Thanks MOH!
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A quick background but it is necessary. The unit of currency in Kuwait is the Kuwaiti Dinar (KD), divided into one thousand Fils Currency notes are issued by the CBK in the following denominations: quarter dinar, half dinar, one dinar, five dinars, ten dinars and twenty dinars. Also, there have been five issues of Kuwaiti currency notes since the introduction of the State’s legal tender in 1961.
I’m sure that you have all heard of the new currency notes that being issued and it’s official, the sixth issue will be in circulation from June 29, 2014. According to CBK, the new banknotes were developed in an innovative manner that guarantees an excellent quality, security measures and aesthetic appeal which includes many of Kuwait’s accomplishments, its citizens’ uplifting spirit and other national aspects.
Also keep in mind that the launching of this sixth issue of the new Kuwaiti banknotes into circulation will not affect the validity of the current fifth issue of the Kuwaiti banknotes, which will maintain its legal validity until an official decision to withdraw it from circulation is announced.
If you’re interested in knowing more about the designs, check out this YouTube video.
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Kuwait be warned! Kuwait is expecting unwelcome guests this week, huge swarms of desert locusts, due to climate change and increased temperature. If you thought that the swarms in the last few years were big, then be prepared because this time it’s going to blow them out of proportion.
The amount of the locusts could be reminiscent to swarms that hit Kuwait in 1931, These small locust, locally known as Daba can cause considerable damage. Reports from Saudi Arabic have states that these swarms of locusts coming from Sudan have reached the Qassim and Hail regions north of the kingdom.
But it there might be a ray of hope with some local environmentalists have stated that these swarms are not expected to reach the country. If you see any, be sure to share your images with us!
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We all have those friends who drive waaaay too fast for no reason, (I’m guilty of it-sometimes!). Some of us have also lost love ones, family members, or witnessed accidents first hand. I got into my first accident last week and I’m still traumatized. A man ran into the side of my car at a roundabout and pushed me half way down the road before he took his foot off the gas. I am so thankful that my car is so friggin old because otherwise, I would have died that night.
Anyway, here’s a video of people who thought they were meeting a friend or loved one somewhere and instead where invited to their own funeral. The video is in French, so make sure to have the subtitles on in English. Click on the little icon that looks like a letter on the bottom right hand of the video, click on and make sure it’s in English, (This is better known as the CC or closed caption, but if you’re computer illiterate like me, you’re welcome:P)
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Finally Thursday! Felt like this week would not end. I came across this video and laughed so much more than I should have. It’s pretty old, but still hilarious as ever!
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The Architectural Photography Workshop is an exclusive project organized by CAP, sponsored and supported by Pace, that aims to raise awareness of local architecture and its valuable identity to the new generation of architects.
Pace will offer a platform for the student’s photography skills under the supervision of an internationally established expertise. The workshop is a great opportunity and an eye opening experience for young Kuwaiti Architects to interact artistically with a selection of architectural buildings / monuments in Kuwait from the Golden Period of the 60’s until today.
Requirements for registration:
- 1. Answer the question below with 100 words or less.
“What is the most important piece of architecture in Kuwait and why?”
- 2. Send up to 6 pictures from your portfolio (no more than 8 A4 pages)
- Two architecture projects
- Two photography images
- Two art projects
- 3. Applicants must have a digital camera
Due to the limited space only 10 architects will be selected
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So. Saad Lamjared is a Moroccan singer who is nothing less than adorable, I’ll admit. But what happened over the span of the last couple of days is ridiculous. He became ridiculously famous around this region after his song ENTY went viral.
It’s a pretty good song, no joke!
Anyway. He was in Kuwait, or is still in Kuwait, for the opening of TFK in Hamra Mall. We has basically assaulted in the middle of the mall. There are a million videos going around of what happened and the swarm of girls (and guys) around him.
Here are some of them. Enjoy!
Poor man is probably traumatized. People need to learn how to not act in public and be civilized lol. Too funny!
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This video came up on my news feed on Facebook, and I thought I would share it. We see modern day slavery everyday in Kuwait, and just because they come from third world countries, no one cares. Those people you disrespect everyday at restaurants, gas stations, on the streets, in the malls, in your own house, virtually everywhere, is someone’s family. That’s someone’s mother. Someone’s father.
Throw a piece of garbage on the floor then bend down and pick it up. Throw it again and pick it up again. Do that 10 times and see how good your back feels. Then imagine someone the age of your father or grandfather doing it for 12 hours a day 6 days a week for about 12 KD. Then being cramped into a room the size of you bathroom with 9 other people.
ElhamdilAllah, we’re so fortunate and blessed to have a roof over our heads and clothes on our backs. Respect one another. These people have left their entire life behind in search of a better life only to be treated like cattle.
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