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‘Male children more prone’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: A new academic study revealed that the guardians in the country are facing much negativity when their children deal with the new e-technology, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The negativity includes the fearing of spending long time in front of screen, wastage of time and children more than studying are communicating with friends in the social media and as a matter of even the sleeping hours have been drastically reduced.

The study which was carried out by Professor of Childhood at the Faculty of Education of the Kuwait University Dr Laila Al- Khayat involving 286 guardians affirmed that the male children are more prone to exposure to the negativities of YouTube than female children. The guardians said watching YouTube was more responsible for the negative role which has led to a change in social values.

On the other side, the study affirmed that there are positive effects that may refl ect upon the children from watching YouTube such as helping them to learn new information and learn about the culture of other societies.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: Head of Kuwait Road Safety Association Dr Badar Al- Matar affirmed that more than 83 percent of Kuwait roads are not within the safety scope, and the recent collapse of a road along 6th Ring Road suggests failure of the companies executing the road projects in Kuwait, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

In a press statement, Dr Al-Matar stated that Kuwait Road Safety Society has repeatedly warned about the consequences of substandard construction or repairing of roads, and failure to abide by standard materials used for road construction.

He indicated that repetition of such incidents would lead to huge losses against the motorists and public funds, adding the flaws persist to threaten the safety of the motorists.

He stressed the importance of finding practical and permanent solutions by ensuring that materials used in the road construction or repair are of high quality and pass the technical merits, while allowing the road to dry properly. Most importantly, proper oversight on the materials and contractors is needed.

Astronomer Adel Al-Saadoon

KUWAIT CITY: Astronomer Adel Al-Saadoun has predicted that the winter season will begin in the first week of November, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Saadoun has negated what has been published by some sources that Kuwait will experience thunderstorms and rain laden clouds.

However, he said Kuwait may experience light rainfall over the next two days. Al-Saadoun pointed out that the thunder laden clouds over Iraq are far from the skies of Kuwait and will not reach the country, God willing. He expected that the cold season will start in the first week of November and will gain momentum towards the end of the month.

Source: Arab Times

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 12: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt Gen Khaled Al-Jarrah championed the authority of the law in the State of institution, and affirmed that “No one is above the law; everyone is equal in the eyes of the law; the law is enforced on everyone with the same standard”, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

Lt Gen Al-Jarrah said this after receiving in his office Lt Col Saleh Al-Rashid from the General Traffic Department who was offended as a result of his refusal to accomplish an illegal transaction. “There is no place for ‘wasta’ or abuse of authority or even favoritism for any person irrespective of their position, prestige or social status, and we stand firm against the mistreatment of personnel for doing their job”, Sheikh Al-Jarrah explained.

He also expressed appreciation and pride to all personnel of the Interior Ministry for being the watchful eyes of the country, and also praised Lt. Col. Al-Rashid who presented an ideal example of sincerity and commitment to work, and discipline in abiding by law and dealing with situation in a civilized and tolerant manner

Source: Arab Times

Disease caused by small parasitic organism: Dr Jinan


KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: Insect expert and assistant professor at the Department of Science in the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) Dr Jinan Al-Harbi affirmed that sleeping disease is contagious and may lead to death, pointing out that there are many parasitic diseases and each carries different symptoms, reports Al-Anba daily.

Dr Al-Harbi explained that everything related to Trypanosomiasis parasite, saying it causes the disease of compulsive corruption that devastates society.

She said sleeping sickness is an infectious disease that is difficult to control and could lead to death if left untreated. The disease is caused by a small parasitic organism, which has a long whip it uses in motion to hide inside the human body to destroy the nervous system and damage its cells.

She continued that trypanosomiasis is spread by the tsetse fly of the genus Luwasin, a very dangerous fly that transmits the parasite from the infected body to the healthy human body through its contaminated saliva. In this parasite, the patient feels severe joint pain, muscle weakness and headaches.

He also shows neurological, behavioral and psychological symptoms due to mass inflammation of the brain, which makes him unable to concentrate and develop psychosis with convulsions and difficulties in speech and movement.

In advanced cases of the disease, it damages vital organs of the injured with loss of strength, loss of balance, then they enter into a deep sleep and coma that often end in death.

He reiterated that parasitism in parasitology is defined as a way of life pursued by the parasite, which suffers from deficiency complex and finds its need available to others, exploiting and sharing the host to reach a target or depriving the host of its needs. There are many parasitic diseases that are common but each carries a special character and different symptoms

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8, (Agencies): The Ministry of Finance is currently studying the amendment to some provisions of Law No. 79 for the year 1995, on fees and financial costs for the use of public utilities and public services, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources.


In a report submitted to the Council of Ministers as a working paper on the contents of the Ministry’s General Secretariat Letter (No. 9219) on reforms and financial plans of the Ministry, the Ministry affirmed that the amendments aim at increasing the efficiency and development of regulations, policies and procedures currently in place in government bodies, regarding fees and financial costs concerning the use of public utilities and services.

The ministry pointed out that this step will be accompanied by others such as the adoption of tax laws, which includes the draft of tax procedures and selective tax draft. The Kuwaiti government plans to force the private sector to reduce the number of foreign workers in companies and financial institutions, and increase the recruitment of nationals, an official document said, reports middleeasteye.net.

The document, a copy of which the London-based newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, revealed the plan to reduce the number of expatriates in the private sector from the current 1.6 million to about 1.1 million by 2021.

According to the document, the government will incentivise private companies to recruit nationals by giving them priority in government projects, in addition to offering them tax cuts and reductions in services. Earlier this year, the Kuwaiti government issued a decision to stop the appointments of expatriates in all government departments.

According to data by the Kuwait Central Statistical Bureau (KCSB), there are currently around 73,000 nationals working in the private sector, while the government plan aims to increase this number to 130,000 by 2021, which amounts to an increase of 78 percent, according to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

According to official government data in Kuwait, the number of unemployed Kuwaiti nationals stood at 16,000 by the end of June. In her pursuit to correct the demographic imbalance in the country, MP Safa’a Al-Hashem has submitted a bill stipulating that an expatriate’s maximum term of residence in the State of Kuwait must not exceed 5 years with one-time renewal for the same duration. She said because of the expatriates the country has reached a dangerous level and the crime rate is on the rise.

In her bill she says, any expat whose residence has expired or if his/her designation does not match the job description or has committed 3 traffic violations or has any type of legal complications regardless of charges or exoneration, should be immediately deported.

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: Police have detained for interrogation an unidentified Egyptian woman at the Salwa Police Station for running over a Kuwaiti woman following a collision between their cars on Al-Aqsa Street, reports Al-Rai daily.


A security source said the arrest came after someone informed the Operations Department of the Ministry of Interior about the collision and injury to the woman. The Kuwaiti woman was taken to the Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital by Emergency Medical Services personnel.

source: Arab Times


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