Apparently Deer & Dear had a banner showing on the Spanish League during a match between Eibar and Real Madrid 2 days ago. I’m impressed because normally you’d see an ad like Coca Cola or Samsung. It probably didn’t come cheap either, those ads are really expensive and I’m not even sure how much an ad in another country would improve their sales.[Source]
I love that someone is finally raising awareness about this issue, I am fed of seeing inconsiderate people taking disabled people’s parking spots because they’re closer or there aren’t any spots available. The Arabic text on the bus translates to “Their place is for them”, indirectly saying it’s not for you. You can read my story when I fought people to stop parking on the disabled parking spot.
A technician fearing for his life posted his story on reddit, it’s relating to a popular way of gulping a lot of money in Kuwait. Getting a contract for a big project and charging 300%+ it’s initial cost. This time however, someone died in the process due to this corrupted agreement. His story is below, it’s an interesting read.
“This one is a little long, but please be patient. I work for a maintenance contract company (private firm) in Kuwait Ports Authority, Shuwaikh. A few months ago the maintenance engineer of the port (Mr. A, government employee) came up with a proposal to “upgrade” the electrical panels at the port. The proposal was accepted and a tender was floated (KD 200,000) which was picked up by another maintenance company (Company A, another private firm) at the port. So Mr. A goes to company A and tells them that he will fulfill the tender agreement using his connections. He made an agreement that company A will get KD 30,000 just for being the front (doing nothing) and he be given the rest KD 170,000 for doing the up gradation work. Company A agrees. Mr. A then involved his relatives and makes a cheap quality panel and equips it at the port. The panel is such bad quality that soon after the installation many connected equipment catch fire. A technician working for company A who was helping in the installation gets killed during the installation process. He died because of the cheap quality of the panel as it has 0 safety features and the whole equipment is a death trap. His death was quickly covered up as an “accident”. The man who died was an immigrant so nobody higher up looked into the matter. Now, after the death of the employee company A backs out of helping in the installation process and Mr. A starts to harass other companies working inside the port to help finish the work. The other companies somehow managed to install it so it works. But it is still a death trap. My problem is, since ours is a maintenance company we will be required to do routine maintenance on the equipment in the future and more deaths will happen. What can I do so people higher up takes notice of this issue and bring in experts to investigate the matter. It’s corruption so vile that they are playing with people’s life just for money. And this is not politicians playing with people’s life, it’s a maintenance engineer (not that politicians are allowed to). I feel helpless as an immigrant myself with little connections. I urge you Kuwaitis to stand up to this issue and guide me on what I should/can do.”[Link]
I wonder if there’s a hotline in Kuwait for reporting corruption.
I’ve never seen anything like this in Kuwait before, this apparently happened yesterday. You’ll notice a gun pointed at his face, the cops were telling him think about your mom and sisters, and that got him really mad so they changed the subject to have a cigarette and calm down, they asked him if he needed anything, then the video ended. I don’t think he committed suicide.[Source]
We have Jaber Stadium, which leaves terrible mark in Kuwait’s history. A beautiful stadium that has never opened up because it can’t withstand the weight of a full stadium. Then we have a rumour that Nottingham Forest has plans to get a sponsorship deal by the Kuwaiti government and getting the stadium changed to Kuwait City Ground. Knowing the Kuwaiti government I doubt this rumour is true but it would be really nice having a stadium in
London Britain named after Kuwait.
I posted last month I wanted to get a Scottish Fold cat and got a lot of people showing me accounts on instagram that sell them. I eventually bought this handsome fellow from @cats_britishshorthair. All cats are sold by a girl that has all the cats born and raised at her house, she currently sells Scottish Fold and British Short Hair kittens.
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Just last month I wrote about how Saudi Arabia was lucky to get in the list of accepting money from apps on Google Play. Google has now announced that Kuwait and UAE can now release paid apps. I know many developers that have been waiting for this. I might release a paid app for the fun of it, get 1 download (myself).
Kuwait is popular for many things, hacking isn’t one of them; or so I thought. According to a recent report from Microsoft, they’ve successfully disrupt communications channels between hackers in Kuwait and Algeria. The hackers have developed a malware that has infected more than 7 million devices.
Even Microsoft is surprised, “We never seen malware coded outside Eastern Europe that is as big as this”.[Source]