The strike lasted a few days, work resumes today as a gesture of goodwill to the Emir of Kuwait. From what I understood, negotiations will resume after employees start work again. However, it is very likely that there will be no benefit or pay cuts. I’m guessing price of oil will drop again, since Kuwait will be producing more barrels per day.
If you haven’t heard of the fishackathon before it’s when teams of developers join marine scientists to solve problems on broad issues such as combating illegal fishing, overfishing and marine pollution. I’ve written about marine life when I visited Qaru island, and unfortunately due to no restrictions on marine life, our beautiful scenery is dying slowly every day.
The fishackthon in Kuwait will take place in AUK (American University of Kuwait) on Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 PM and is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Kuwait, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, and the Center for Research in Informatics, Sciences & Engineering
I posted a list of pet stores in Kuwait before but this one is relatively new, surprisingly built and managed by an AUK student. The store gathers items from the physical stores in Kuwait and displays them online, according to him they have the fastest delivery service between pet stores (3 – 6 hours delivery time).
Brands they sell: Scoopfree, Four Paws, World Wise, Petstages, Nylabone, Kennel-aire, Sanicat, Petkin & Nutrapet
If you aren’t in the loop, people working for KPC/KOC aren’t happy with the benefit and price cuts due to the oil price drastically going down. A big portion of staff will be on strike starting from today until they reach an agreement with management. I’m guessing this will be one of the most costly strikes Kuwait will witness.
I asked both my cousins that work for KPC if they will take part in the strike and both of them said they won’t, however, a lot will, especially high positions. The company has already taken measures to send national guards to the oil units to try to match supply with demand.
As part of Sweden’s initiative to encourage more tourism they came up with a number you call in Sweden, which will transfer you to a random Swede who you will chat with and ask about places to go, activities to do and who knows, maybe you become friends.
Unfortunately, I found out about this through my cousin, which told me he calls to throw random curses in which their usual response is, “We know you’re Arabian”. Swedish is the first country that has launched such a service and I think it’s a great idea so long as there are guidelines.
The number is +46 771 793 336
In April 1991 oil well firefighters from many countries began working to extinguish the inferno that was set ablaze on oil wells by Iraqi troops. The New York Times posted photos taken by Sebastião Salgado in remembrance of the incident that took place 25 years ago.
The image above is just breathtaking beyond any means. It was like Water vs. Fire, as the firefighter approaches the blazing oil well. The experience for the firefighters was so daunting, exhausting and extremely dangerous, Sebastião Salgado mentioned, “Sometimes they sat down and cried”.
To look at the gallery click [here].
If you went to a pharmacy that was selling pills quarter the price of the market, and you were wondering why they had no effect on you, you likely bought knock off pills. Almost half a million got confiscated yesterday. The pills are so dangerous they may cause death in worst cases. Makes you think twice when stepping inside a pharmacy.[Source]
A big and well respected agency I know asked me if I knew anyone interested in Social Media jobs, they currently have 2 positions available. I told them I would blog about it and see if anyone is interested. You will be working directly with their clients and the experience will great for your career if you’re taking that path.
If interested, email your CV/Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will forward it to the agency.