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NEW GENERATION MAZDA6.
Celebrating Challenges. Celebrating Driving.
Kuwait Automotive Imports Co WLL (Al Shaya & Al Sagar), exclusive distributor of Mazda cars in Kuwait since 1969, proudly launched the new generation MAZDA6 in its main showroom in Al Rai, Shuwaikh on 13 May. The unveiling ceremony took place in the presence of KAICO management, journalists and VIP guests.
At the launch event Mr Yousef Alshaya (CEO) elaborated on Mazda`s long history and success story. “Everyone at Mazda, deep in their hearts, has a romance with building cars and a romance with engineering”, he added. Mr Ashish Tandon (General Manager) emphasized that Mazda engineers, by defying conventions and daring to challenge, produced the world`s best engine, namely the SKYACTIV engine. The features of the New Mazda6 were presented by Mr Mohamed Osman (Mazda Brand Manager) who also invited all journalists and potential customers to test drive the new vehicle and experience first-hand Mazda’s exciting new technologies.
CELEBRATING SPORTS DRIVING
You work hard. You demand the best from yourself. And you demand the best for yourself. So take control of Mazda6 – the most exciting sports sedan around – an inspired expression of Mazda`s KODO – Soul of Motion” design. Engineered to respond precisely to your every wish as if it were a part of you (“jinba ittai”), Mazda6 offers unprecedented linearity in acceleration, cornering and braking to take Mazda`s world-famous unity between car and driver to a still higher level. Every single aspect of Mazda6 is designed to heighten your driving pleasure.
Breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY lies at the heart of this new benchmark sports sedan, delivering pulse-pounding performance and handling along with truly remarkable fuel efficiency.
SPEECH OF MR YOUSEF AL SHAYA,CEO
Good Evening, Ladies and Gentlemen!!
It is indeed an honor and privilege for me to welcome all of you again after the launch of CX9 with another brand new Mazda.
We are a 77 year old company and are proud of our 44 year association with Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan.
Let me tell you a story today about a car company based in Hiroshima, a city whose people rose from the ashes nearly 70 years ago.The heart of Mazda is in Hiroshima. Mazda is a 93-year-old car company that thrived over the years due to the passion of its engineers, to always build the best.
Everyone associated with this brand, including ourselves, shares the desire to be the best. They maybe a small company but will not be outdone by bigger companies.
40 Years ago they were the only car company to succeed in commercializing rotary engines.
Everyone at Mazda, deep in their hearts, has a romance with building cars and a romance with engineering.
Their Engineers do not think about limitations, they defy convention and dare to challenge.
That spirit led to the birth of the all new Mazda6 , 2014 model, powered with the world’s best SKYACTIV engine that has hybrid-like efficiency.
The aspiration of every engineer at Mazda is combined in each car they make.
The story has just begun. Mazda’s romance with engineering will continue, to keep building cars that are worth building and fun to drive.Thank you for sparing your valuable time to be with us today.
Let’s watch more on the story of the Heart Of Mazda.
The name SKYACTIV has its origins in the term “The SKY is the limit” and it expresses the spirit that is driving Mazda engineers in their development work. They developed SKYACTIV with a belief in unlimited possibilities.
SKYACTIV-G 2.0/ SKYACTIV-G 2.5
High-efficiency SKYACTIV-G direct-injection petrol engines are your passport to a world of driving that is both exciting and eco-friendly, SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engines do more than just set new standards for fuel efficiency and emissions control, they also actively enhance the Zoom-Zoom performance. To accomplish this, Mazda engineers achieved a technical breakthrough to deliver an extraordinary compression ratio of 13.0:1 while suppressing the knock usually caused by such high compression. Taken together, the technical breakthroughs in SKYACTIV-G engines realize an astonishing increase in fuel efficiency – up to 15% – as well as more satisfying everyday driving thanks to the ample torque available at low- to mid-engine speeds.
The SKYACTIV-BODY is engineered to achieve two conflicting aims: lighter weight with better safety performance and increased rigidity. It`s achieved through innovative engineering, and optimized structures and materials. In total, SKYACTIV-BODY is 30% more rigid, lighter, and able to meet the world`s most demanding crash safety tests, at the same time as giving better handling thanks to its enhanced rigidity.
The SKYACTIV-CHASSIS delivers even more of Mazda`s famous feeling of oneness between car and driver. Total re-engineering of the basics of suspension and steering systems achieved both lighter weight and superior rigidity.
CELEBRATING PROACTIVE SAFETY
All Mazdas are about the driving experience. And an important part of the experience is feeling secure in knowing what`s going on around you at all times. Mazda6 is equipped with a host of features engineered to keep you informed, and to help you anticipate and aboid hazards on the road. Mazda call this integrated suite of of advanced active safety technologies i-ACTIVSENSE. i-ACTIVSENSE uses the latest sensing devices to assist your perception and decision-making so you can concentrate on driving. But no matter how safely or skillfully you drive, accidents can always happen. So Mazda6 also includes a wide range of passive safety features to protect you and your passengers, including the AKYACTIV-BODY that meets the highest collision-safety standards of the world`s major assessment programmes.
i-ACTIVSENSE is Mazda`s integrated suite of cutting-edge active safety technologies, designed to inform, support and protect. The Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) system, High Beam Control System (HBC) and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) keep you informed of what`s going on around you, even in the blind spots to the side and rear. The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW) system support you in split-second decision-making. Better yet, unlike some other makers` systems which rely on a single sensing system such as a camera, i-ACTIVSENSE uses a smart combination of the latest sensing devices including milliwave radar, near-infrared lasers and cameras to cover the widest range of situations and weather conditions.
Mazda6 is a concrete statement of inspired craftsmanship, with every detail – inside and out – designed and developed to heighten your driving pleasure. From the newly-developed Soul Red Metallic body colour that captivates the eye to the advanced R&D and studies in ergonomics, Mazda6 is a triumph of craftmanship and attention to detail.
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Just 15 mins before loud explosive sound has heard around khaitan and farwaniya. Any News ?
Hope everything is fine in Kuwait.
Today since 4pm i got various messages on my whatsapp (94418559) about fire in avenues, some were asking for confirmation about fire and some of them were giving confirmation about it but i didnt find any pic of fire in avenues.
Well today at exact 04:50 pm after a sound like gunshot, alarms were heard around avenues and all sprinkles were activated.Till now this is what i know, I will keep you updated.
Social life in Kuwait
Via Valiya S. Sajjad Arab Times Staff
In this week’s online poll, Arab Times asked readers for their opinion on social life in Kuwait. The responses ranged between the negative and the complacent, with a majority, 40%, stating that there are very few social events organized in the state.
When talking to people on this opinion of voters, most agreed. However, many of them saw it as a blessing in disguise, “because it gives people more time for family, and helps them save money.” Expatriates who have lived in other Gulf states, before coming to Kuwait, said that life in Kuwait may be dull, “but at the end of the year you have more bank balance which enables you to do more productive things in life, such as making good investments.”
Some of the citizens who spoke to the Arab Times had a dimmer take. The poor social and entertainment scene in Kuwait forces people to indulge in the only available entertainment, eating out. “That’s a big reason why there’s growing obesity in the state.”
About 23% of the voters said that different communities in Kuwait organize their own social events in a private fashion. “Since it’s held behind closed doors, it’s not known widely.” People who supported this view said that such parties and functions make sure there’s community bonding; moreover, they are also cost effective as they are organized not for profits, but for entertainment and socializing.
However, people were wary of parties that go overboard, where immoral activities take place. A particular respondent said that in a neighboring flat on New Year’s eve, a bachelor’s party went so wild that other residents had to intervene and warn them to play down or face police action. There are several social groups operating in Kuwait promoting drug abuse and alcoholism.
Another 23% of the voters said they are happy with the way things are in Kuwait. For them it’s just work and family that matter. As long as they are able to balance their professional and family lives, they are happy. They said that countries that promote too much entertainment and social life also open out venues for moral corruption. “It may be fun to live there, but it could also have too many negative consequences, which may bear upon the next generation.”
Twelve percent of the voters find entertainment in shopping malls and restaurants. For them it’s more about an excuse to go out and hang out somewhere, than actually indulging in some particular activity. Cinemas are also good for some emotional catharsis and to relieve stress, a few interviewees noted. A very small minority, 1%, said that there’s a lot happening in Kuwait, and there’s no need for more. They ask people who disagree to scan the newspapers every day, and count the number of social and entertainment events that take place here.
Kuwait ‘High Risk’ For Corruption
Rater Issues Report On Defense Sector
Via Kuwait ArabTimes
Kuwait is among countries at high risk of corruption in their defense sectors, according to the report released Tuesday by Transparency International UK — an anti-corruption watchdog.
Besides Kuwait, other countries under the high-risk category include India, Israel, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates (UAE); while China and Russia, which are leading arm exporters like Israel, are at higher risk.
On the other hand, other GCC countries, such as Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, have been categorized as being at ‘very high risk’.
Germany and Australia are the only countries out of 82 surveyed by Transparency International UK with strong anti-corruption mechanisms, according to what the watchdog says is the first index measuring how governments counter corruption in defence.
Fifty-seven of the countries, almost 70 percent, had poor controls against corruption, according to the survey, which rated governments by criteria such as the strength of parliamentary oversight of defence policy and the standards expected of defence firms.
The 82 countries surveyed account for 94 per cent of global military expenditure in 2011, worth $1.6 trillion, while the global cost of corruption in the defence sector is estimated to be at least $20 billion a year, the watchdog said.
Mark Pyman, director of Transparency International UK’s Defence and Security Programme, said he hoped the survey would lead governments to improve anti-corruption policies.
Corruption was dangerous, because troops “may well have equipment that doesn’t work”, and it was wasteful, he said.
“Particularly at times of austerity, the idea that it is somehow acceptable that there should be corruption in defence because it has always been so is just an outrageous suggestion,” he told Reuters.
Countries with poor anti-corruption controls included two -thirds of the largest arms importers assessed in the survey and half of the biggest arms exporters, Transparency International said.
Nine countries — Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Syria and Yemen — are at “critical risk” of corruption in their defence sector, lacking basic accountability measures, the survey said.
Countries classed as being at “very high risk” of corruption include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. The United States, Britain, Sweden and South Korea were among countries judged to be at low risk, while France, Spain, Italy and Poland were in the moderate -risk group.
The survey looked not only at the potential for corruption in defence contracts, but also at the risk of abuse of defence budgets and the risk of corruption in the armed forces.
Governments surveyed were given the chance to review Transparency International’s findings.
Pyman said a “shocking” result of the survey was that in half of the countries surveyed, the defence budget was either not public or it contained no breakdown of defence spending.
Only 12 percent of countries surveyed had “highly effective” parliamentary scrutiny of defence policy and only a handful protected whistleblowers who reported defence corruption.
Europe has been swept by a wave of high-profile cases of alleged corruption in defence deals in recent years.
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has been charged with bribery over a now -abandoned 2006 deal to buy armoured vehicles. He has denied wrongdoing.
European aerospace and defence group EADS, facing investigations in Austria, Britain and Germany, has launched an external review of its anti-corruption rules.
Cheeta in pajero near Marina Waves, Kuwait. Pic by Monti.
Kuwait Cricket For Schools.
Kuwait Cricket, the apex body of cricket in Kuwait would like to invite school cricket teams to participate in their tournaments which are planned to be held at the turf ground at Sulaibiya. Kuwait Cricket intends to conduct two cricket tournaments for U-15 and U-18 school children who should have valid Kuwait residence and be a student of their respective school. Physical Education officials or Managers of various schools in Kuwait are hereby requested to contact Murali Kutticode on 99542107 for more information. The tournaments will be played on Saturdays at Sulaibiya grounds and the matches will be 30 overs. Participation of school cricket teams will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the open cricket tournament and we look forward to your confirmation of attendance. Any inquiries may be directed to the contact phone numbers or email addresses mentioned below: A meeting of School representatives will be arranged shortly and please feel free to contact Kuwait cricket with your positive feedback.
Contact details: Murali Kutticode,
Director, Junior & Corporate cricket
Tel: 99542107 or firstname.lastname@example.org