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2008-08-06 15:00:50

By Ahmad Al-Khaled, Kuwait Times Aug. 6--KUWAIT -- Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Mohammed Al-Olaim admitted yesterday that the state faces power problems, but explained the ministry was on-track with a slew of costly energy-related infrastructure improvements. He said, "The Ministry is having problems with the networks and the transformers -- there have been power cuts in different areas and the problems were technical." He noted, "The ministry has spent about KD 1 billion to...

2008-07-29 15:00:52

By Hussain Al-Qatari, Kuwait Times Jul. 29--HAMBURG: Emirates yesterday took delivery of its first Airbus A380 'superjumbo' at the planemaker's new Jurgen Thomas A380 Delivery Center. The aircraft was received by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman & CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, at an official handover ceremony attended by Airbus CEO Tom Enders; former Engine Alliance President, Bruce Hughes; Jurgen Thomas, the "founding father" of the A380; the 2,000 Hamburg Airbus staff...

2008-07-15 15:00:35

By Ben Garcia, Kuwait Times Jul. 15--KUWAIT -- Award-winning 2007 documentary 'Autism: The Musical' was shown at Salmiya's Al-Fanar Cinema on Sunday evening. The heartbreaking real life drama of five Los Angeles children, Henri, Lexi, Wyatt, Neil and Adam (all diagnosed with Autism) was shown in the presence of some parents and other relatives of autistic individuals. US Ambassador Deborah Jones and Scott Gegenhiemer, General Manager & CEO of Wataniya Telecom attended the screening,...

2008-07-12 15:00:13

By Hussain Al-Qatari, Kuwait Times Jul. 12--I have recently started, more often, to notice the way people speak about technology a lot -- more than they talk about their own lives. Surely you've noticed that too, with conversations revolving around websites, blogs and gadgets. Technology is lovely, don't get me wrong. But think of all the information that you feed the Internet through your computer. Does it make sense to you that your computer knows things about you that not even the...

2008-07-12 15:00:09

By Sawsan Kazak, Kuwait Times Jul. 12--One experience that truly brings me joy is when I get a massage. A sense of relaxation sweeps over me during a massage that is overwhelming. Every muscle in my body loosens and turns to butter and my nerves seem to fall asleep temporarily. I feel serene and at peace, hoping the massage would last forever. The enduring feeling of light euphoria that follows a few hours after the rubdown is quite refreshing; giving you the illusion that you can deal with...

2008-07-06 18:00:29

By A Saleh, Kuwait Times Jul. 6--KUWAIT -- The Public Utility Committee (PUC) will be a holding a meeting this week in order to discuss the Ministry of Electricity and Water's plan regarding power cuts. PUC Chairman MP Abdul Aziz Al-Shayjie noted that the MEW's plan must focus on how to avoid electricity cuts in a several areas in the state as they have been happening quite frequently this summer. Al-Shayjie pointed out that the PUC will call upon Minister of Electricity and Water...

2008-07-01 15:00:32

By Hussain Al-Qatari, Kuwait Times Jul. 1--KUWAIT -- Kuwait university students staged an operetta Sunday evening in Shamiya theatre to promote peace in Palestine. An operetta is a musical stage production that contains many elements of opera but is usually comedic and lighter in content. The two dramatic scenes depicted in the Kuwait operetta, however, dealt with the tragic subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Our generation was born and brought up during the Iraqi invasion,...

2008-07-01 15:00:25

By Nawara Fattahova, Kuwait Times Jul. 1--KUWAIT -- Kuwait's environment is in danger and the government is not taking the necessary measures to protect it. As many violations are occurring in the environmental field, the Green Line Environmental Society (GLES) is watching the Kuwaiti environment and is trying to help preserve and protect it. GLES, a voluntary NGO, recently detected serious and dangerous environmental violations. The society has reported the matter to the concerned...

2008-06-14 15:00:11

By Ahmad Al-Khaled, Kuwait Times Jun. 14--KUWAIT -- Dell announced its new service which offers customized packages with flexible support options. In the first offering of its kind in Kuwait, Dell will provide customers with a chance to customize and tailor services to fit their own specific needs. General Manager of Dell Middle East, Michael Collins explained, "Our customers and partners asked us to break the mold of 'one-size-fits-all' reactive support in order to help them meet the needs...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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