Kuwaiti Citizen Killed In Istanbul

Turkey A Citizen was shot dead in Istanbul late Saturday, Kuwait's Consul General in Istanbul Mohammad Al-Mohammad said on Sunday.the Consulate in Istanbul is closely monitoring and following up investigations on the killing of the Citizen and making necessary arrangements to send his body to Kuwait.  Iranian TV manager Saeed Karimian was shot dead in the Maslak neighbourhood along with his Kuwaiti business partner.



Kuwait: The Ministry of Health on Saturday quashed social media reports on a statement warning against eating seafood, especially contaminated fish that can cause cancer. Neither the ministry, nor its food lab has issued statements on fish mortality, spokesman Dr. Ahmad Al-Shatti, added in a press release.
The lab receives local, and imported fish referred to it by the Kuwait Municipality. So far, it has not examined the dead fish, he said.

The ministry is playing due role, coordinating and cooperating with the bodies concerned with food safety , such as the Environment Public Authority (EPA), Al-Shatti said. He urged citizens and expats not to buy fish from the unlicensed and unofficial outlets that do not apply the least standards and conditions of food safety.


Deadline reminder for illegal foreigners in Saudi Arabia


Only 60 days left to legalise residence and work status

Foreigners staying illegally in Saudi Arabia were on Thursday warned that they had now only 60 days to avail of a grace period to regularise their situations.

"All those who are breaking the rules regarding residence and work permits should quickly benefit of the royal order and pardons granted to them under a special programme," the Passport Directorate General said. "The grace period will end in two months. Foreigners keen on benefiting from it should contact any of the 75 centres across the kingdom to legalise their stay."

In March, illegal expatriates were warned that they would have to pay fines of up to 100,000 riyals if they failed to regularise their situation or leave the country within the 90-day amnesty.

“This is a chance that may not come again for violators and they should seize it,” Sulaiman Al Yahya, the head of Passports, said. “Under the amnesty, they are exempted from paying fines for breaking the law and from being fingerprinted which is used to bar deportees from re-entering the kingdom. Those who are caught following the amnesty will pay fines ranging from 15,000 to 100,000 riyals,” he said.

On March 19, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef announced the “Nation Free of Violators” campaign to help undocumented expatriates regularise their status. Under the amnesty that started on March 29, any foreigner who was breaking the residency and work laws and regulations will be able to leave the kingdom without paying any fines or being subject to legal action.

The violator will also be able to return later to work legally in Saudi Arabia since he would not go through the fingerprinting process usually applied to deportees who would not be allowed back into the kingdom.

According to Al Yahya, the “Nation Free of Violators” campaign targets foreigners who have overstayed their visit or work permits or entered Saudi Arabia with Haj, Umrah, visit or transit visas and failed to leave before their expiry. It also applies to those who have not renewed their permits and those who entered the kingdom illegally.

“Several government ministries and agencies are actively involved in the campaign and there will be no leniency towards violators,” he said. Mansoor Al Turki, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, said that those who had broken the residency and work laws should settle their personal rights and dues before they start the online departure process through the websites of the labour ministry or the passport department.

“Those who have overstayed their Haj, Umrah, visit or transit visas do not have to contact any government agency or authority and may head to any exit point and leave the country,” he said. “Foreigners who have absconded and have been reported as missing by their employers should contact the nearest expatriates’ department to complete the departure process.”

In 2013, then King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz gave a 90-day grace period to allow foreigners staying illegally in Saudi Arabia to legalise their status or leave the Kingdom without any penalty or fine. According to the General Authority for Statistics, more than 12 million of the 32 million people who live in Saudi Arabia are foreigners. No figure of how many were staying illegally was available.

Why you should NEVER walk barefoot in the gym

Man caught infection that left his foot blistering and bleeding - and he needed a skin graft made from FISH SCALES to repair it

An unnamed Texas man says he contracted a flesh-eating infection after showering barefoot at the gym and needed skin graft surgery using fish scales to repair the open wounds (seen after the skin graft surgery)

A Texas man caught a grave flesh-eating infection after showering barefoot at the gym. The man, who has not been named, says what he originally thought was a singular wart grew to five, spreading across his foot and developing open wounds. Despite trying everything to heal it, the wounds only continued to grow. Now having undergone skin graft surgery, using fish scales, the man says he's sharing his photos to warn others of the dangers that live on shower floors. 

A listener of The Rod Ryan Show on KTBZ-FM The Buzz, who wishes to remain anonymous, sent an email to the show about why you should always wear shoes in public showers, along with some pictures of his ordeal. The man was training for a marathon at his local gym and would make a point to go train during his lunch breaks.

'There were a few occasions where I left out my flip flops that I would use when I showered, but not wanting to go back to work sweaty and smelly I made the decision to shower barefoot,' he said.  Soon, the man noticed there was a spot at the bottom of his left foot, harder than the rest of the flesh, that began to itch but he didn't think anything of it. He was told he had a plantar wart - a benign foot tumor caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).


'Not wanting to impact my training, I let it go and tried to treat it using any remedy I could find online,' he said.   'I tried duct tape, banana peels, vinegar, and OTC (over-the-counter) acid treatments with no success. It wasn't until after my run approximately six months later that I went and saw someone.' The man says that the doctor he saw began to treat the wart with cantharidin, an agent made from a beetle that causes the area it comes in contact with to blister.  The agent attempts to get your body to recognize that it is trying to fight an infection and to kill it naturally.

Every week, the doctor would cut away the blistered skin and apply the ointment onto the fresh skin.   

While training for a marathon at his gym during lunch breaks, the man said there were times he left his flip flops he used for the shower at home. 'But not wanting to go back to work sweaty and smelly I made the decision to shower barefoot,' he saidSoon the man noticed a small bump on his skin and was told he had a plantar wart, which is caused by HPV. No remedies that he tried worked
The man says the infection began when he showered barefoot at the gym when he forgot to bring flip flops. A small bump appeared, and doctors said he had a plantar wart, but no remedies worked to heal it
One wart on the man's foot turned into five warts. The same treatments were tried, but at a much higher concentration, which caused the man's foot to swellThe man finally decided to undergo surgery and received a skin graft in February 2017 (pictured is his foot with the skin cut out for the grafts)Doctors used an agent made from beetles called cantharidin, which causes the skin to blister and  left the man in agonizing pain. Then the virus began to spread
One wart on the man's foot turned into five warts and the virus took over, developing several open wounds. The same treatments were tried, but at a much higher concentration, which caused the man's foot to swell and unable to be placed down on the floor

But then the virus began to spread - one wart soon turned into five and treatments weren't working. 'I went through the same treatments, but at a much higher concentration,' the man said. 'My entire foot would swell and the pain was so bad, I couldn't walk. I couldn't even put my leg down as the blood rushing to my foot would cause the skin to swell and put me in excruciating pain.' 

After several months of excruciating pain, the man decided to undergo surgery in February 2017.  He underwent a skin graft trial, using grafts made from North Atlantic Cod, before the wounds finally started to close up. It's been two months since the surgery and he says he will need at least one month before he can walk properly.  Now, he says, he's warning people to not make the same mistake he made. 'Do yourself a favor, wear shoes in any public area where there is water. This virus thrives in those areas,' the man said. 'The scary thing is, the virus can live for over two years on the surfaces as well. Take care of your feet so they can take care of you.' 

'I couldn't even put my leg down as the blood rushing to my foot would cause the skin to swell and put me in excruciating pain,' the man said of his infection

Source : Dailymail

Ramadan fasting to start May 27 or May 28

Moon sighting committees in Saudi Arabia confirmed that Shaban, the last lunar month before Ramadan, will start on Thursday evening. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan will thus begin either on Saturday, May 27 or on Sunday, May 28, depending on moon sighting on the eve of May 27

Bollywood Actor Vinod Khanna died at Mumbai’s Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on Thursday morning

Film fraternity remembers him.

Actor Vinod Khanna, the original dashing hero of Bollywood, died at the age of 70 on Thursday. The actor was suffering from bladder cancer and was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai. A few weeks ago, the actor’s pictures, in which he looked frail, went viral on social media and his family requested that they be given privacy.

The official statement from the hospital stated: Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Mr. Vinod Khanna, who was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital breathed his last at 11.20 am due to advanced bladder carcinoma. Ever since the news broke, industry colleagues have been expressing grief over the actor’s demise and remembering him.

After Om Puri, 2017 has claimed another Bollywood legend. This time, it's veteran actor Vinod Khanna who passed away today at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer.

Source: yehhaibollywood

Khanna hadn't been keeping well for the past few days. Amidst rumours of him suffering from cancer, a picture of him looking frail had emerged on social media.

However, the doctors treating him then had refuted claims of his ill-health and had said that he was responding positively to the treatment.

Source: Hindustan Times

A star in his own right, Khanna was a staple of some of the biggest blockbusters in the 70s and the 80s. 

Often starring alongside Amitabh Bachchan, he was a part of movies like Amar Akbar AnthonyQurbaniMuqqadar Ka Sikandar and The Burning Train.

Source: haribhoomi

At the peak of his career, Vinod Khanna had quit Bollywood to become an Osho follower. However, he returned to the industry after 5 years and made a comeback with the film Insaaf.

Source: Anshuman

He enjoyed a resurgence of sorts in the post-millennial era with movies like Wanted and Dabangg. He was last seen in Rohit Shetty's 2015 film Dilwale alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. 

Source: filmibeat

Rest in peace, sir. You'll be missed.


Partial clouds, scattered rain in Kuwait throughout weekend

The country is forecast to witness partial clouds and scattered rain today and in the coming days, said the Weather Monitor at Kuwait Meteorological Department Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi on Wednesday. He said in a statement to KUNA that Kuwait would be affected with light to moderate high pressure accompanied by northwesterly and northeasterly winds, expected to pick up occasionally spewing dust in uninhabited regions, also with predicted scattered rain.
The Weather tonight will be partially cloudy, with light to medium northwesterly winds that pick up occasionally (15-40 km/h), with chances of light and scattered rain. As to temperature, it will be in the range of 23-26 degrees. Waves at the sea will be light to medium, ranging between two to six feet.

The weather tomorrow Thursday will be partly cloudy, distinguished with light to medium northwesterly winds (12-30 km/h), with light to medium waves at the sea (1-4 feet). Such weather persists on Thursday, with the winds ranging between six to 26 km/h, along with forecast intermittent rain. The heat will stand at 23-25 degrees, with light to medium waves at the sea (1-3 feet). On Friday and Saturday, conditions will be largely similar with the heat ranging between 22 to 24 degrees.

Society launched media campaign to raise awareness for expatriate workers

Kuwait Human Rights Society has launched a media campaign to raise awareness on the Private Sector Labor Law by posting caricatures and posters in five languages, reports AlQabas daily. Speaking to the daily, Board Chairman of the society Khalid Al-Ajmi clarified that the objective of the campaign is for expatriate workers to know their rights.

Thief arrested for committing 37 robberies

Criminal detectives arrested a bedoon for committing over 37 cases of home and car thefts over the past two years. 

Complaints by citizens and expats about thefts in their homes and vehicles were mounting since 2015, so Director General of the Criminal Detectives Department Maj Gen Mohammad Al-Sharhan led a team that determined that all crimes were committed by the same person.  Sulaibikhat detectives then found a lead through undercover sources that pointed to a bedoon. His house was raided and he confessed to committing the thefts.

KD 2 daily fine eyed for not renewing car insurance

General Traffic Department proposes to slap 2 KD fine per day for not renewing the insurance of motor vehicle. According to Al Rai Arabic newspaper, there are about 115,000 vehicles whose insurance has not been renewed. The daily reported that to get rid of this phenomenon, authorities are planning to slap KD 2 fine for each day of late renewal of insurance.

The other proposals such as increasing the traffic fine, increase fees for each services such as driver’s licence, renewal of licence, car registration, etc are under consideration.

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