That’s a lot of cars, 13 cars per day have been stolen on average in Kuwait this year and we’ve only reached March. The majority of car theft thieves are still at large. I wish with this report the government publishes tips on car safety, since they know how the thieves are stealing the cars. Never leave anything of value in your car, unless you want it stolen too.[Source]
I don’t get why I’m the only one who never feels the earthquakes. According to Kuwait News Agency the earthquake took place on the 21st of March at around 2pm and was felt in the southwestern region. It was of a magnitude of 4.5 which was less than the earthquake last year that was of a magnitude of 6.5.[Source]
This is definitely something unheard of in Kuwait but still refreshing. I’m not sure how effective the campaign of giving flowers to those who violate the law is but it’s a breath of fresh air nonetheless (pun intended). It was part of Gulf Traffic Week 2015 and has ended 3 days ago, no more flowers for you guys.[Source]
I can’t think of any other way of reaching 23,000 KD worth of tickets then to have a part time job of purposely over-speeding when passing a camera. Another student in the video is showing the printed traffic violations then showing a total of 725 traffic violations. I’m sure getting a loan from a bank is going to ruin his life.
A lot has happened during Kuwait’s blackout few days ago but it wasn’t all fun and candles, there was a lot of acts of kindness too. Like the guy in the photo above, he put on the high visibility jacket on and helped out coordinate one of the places that had disabled traffic lights, his not the only one either. I’ve seen similar images including sometimes a group of guys helping.
Someone was having his wedding on that unlucky day when everything suddenly went dark, instead of calling it off early they lit up some candles and the ceremony continued. I’d say he lived through a pretty cool wedding and has an even cooler story to tell his kids when they grow up.
There was a football match during the blackout between Al Arabia and Al Salmiya teams. When the lights went off both sides of the fans started waving their phones which from a wideview was eye-catching. I wonder whether the game continued after the lights went on or if they called the game off.
Abdullah Al Senafi, a blind citizen had a tweet that went viral that day when he mentioned everyone was fearful in his area when the electricity went off except him, he was living his life like any other day. A wake up call to those who take the gift of eyesight for granted, we couldn’t handle minutes of darkness, imagine a lifetime.
Last but not least is the video of the Qatari attempting to bring back some electricity to Kuwait back from his country. No one should take it seriously, in fact I think Kuwait had the most laughs out of it.
As for the reason of the blackout, it was due to a 2000MW unit knocking out at Subbiya power plant.
What started out as a service a group of guys programmed in their Dewaniya for fun that they named 6alabat and later sold to another company has now been sold to Rocket Internet for 150 million euros (~50,191,000 K.D). This is a huge achievement and I think this marks Tabalat as the most successful start-up to be founded in Kuwait. I guess that leak didn’t effect the purchase price.[Source]
A word from their CEO;
Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet said: “The online food takeaway sector is currently undergoing tremendous change. With the newly created Global Online Takeaway Group, Rocket Internet is at the forefront of consolidating the key markets in one of the most attractive online sectors. The Middle East is one of the most attractive markets with significant growth potential and highly attractive EBITDA margins. The acquisition of Talabat.com is another important step in our long-term global Food & Groceries strategy. We believe in the long-term growth potential of this space and are excited to take advantage of opportunities to build out our global leadership.”
It’s been announced in many places that NAASA (which is a made up company that doesn’t exist) announced there will be a star called NX0015t (also fake and non-existent) will be born today and seen from Kuwait. I’ve seen many get super excited about the star, little did they know it was a cheesy and somewhat confusing way of an advertisement by Lexus to announce a new car they are releasing. They were trying get a big buzz going then announce the star was actually a car.
People took part in donating cloth at GUST today and the Guinness Records announced it to be the largest donation of cloth given in 24 hours which was 56,000 kilos of clothing (the previous record was 30,000 kilos if I’m not mistaken). That’s a huge, if you’ve given cloth to charity in Kuwait for any cause it’s a great time to be proud. I love a great saying I once heard, “It is in the giving we receive”.
Video below shows the Guinness Book of Records announcing the new record at GUST.