Daily Archives: January 6, 2013
Kuwait kicks off 21st GCC cup with 2-0 win against Yemen
Kuwait football team kicked off its 21st football Gulf Cup of Nations tournament match, with a win against Yemen 2-0 on Sunday.
The first half ended goalless, but in the second Kuwait’s Yusuf Nasser scored at the 63th minute from a header. The second goal was made by also Striker Bader Al-Mutawa at the 82nd minute, a shot from a bouncing ball from outside the 18th yard. After the match, the Kuwaiti team, the defending champion, now with three points and Yemen with no points. Next Wednesday the Kuwaiti team will face Iraq, while Saudi Arabia play against Yemen.
The French Institute in Kuwait and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters have the pleasure to invite you to the concert of Sylvain Barou Trio which will be held on the occasion of the 19th Al-Qurain Cultural Festival.
Trio Sylvain Barou
Kuwait National Library – Gulf Road
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 7:30PM
The Kuwait is the 22nd best country to be born
A funny question ends with a serious answer.
Which country will be the best for a baby born in 2013?
To answer this, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist, has this time turned deadly serious. It earnestly attempts to measure which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead.
Its quality-of-life index links the results of subjective life-satisfaction surveys—how happy people say they are—to objective determinants of the quality of life across countries. Being rich helps more than anything else, but it is not all that counts; things like crime, trust in public institutions and the health of family life matter too. In all, the index takes 11 statistically significant indicators into account. They are a mixed bunch: some are fixed factors, such as geography; others change only very slowly over time (demography, many social and cultural characteristics); and some factors depend on policies and the state of the world economy.
Fake policeman A teenager was arrested in Kuwait City where he masqueraded as a police detective to steal money from pedestrians on Friday. Police rushed to Al-Soor Street where a group of men claimed to have caught a fake detective. The officers found the bedoon youth all tied up and in the custody of Bengalese workers who had overpowered him after realizing he was not a real detective. The teenager was taken to the proper authorities for further action.
Order to close shops due to rats and insects.
Surprise inspection of restaurants, cafes and supermarkets carried out by a Hawally municipality emergency team as part of its field inspection campaign in the governorate resulted in the closure of six shops, and ten citations. One of the citations was for opening a shop even before a license from municipality was obtained. Team’s chief Riyadh Al Rabie said that the restaurants and cafeterias were ordered to shut down because inspectors found rats and insects.