Mon, May 20 2013 11:32 AM
Rumors have been circulating lately on the comeback of Wataniya Airways since it ceased operations back in 2011. Al Qabas Newspaper published an article highlighting the steps Wataniya’s management have to accomplish in order to see the name flying again. In a nutshell, the company is dire need of capital and that is most likely only coming from foreign investors. Now the company has to extinguish the accumulated losses it has incurred since 2009, reduce their capital, and call for capital increase presumably from foreign investors.
Al Qabas explains that before diving into capital restructuring, the company has to seek resolutions for thier financial liabilities, such as arriving at a mutual agreements with lenders and third parties to reconcile all their dues. Now the most important move is that of the current owners/shareholders; unless they make a bold move to support the company, no one will illustrate any signs of mercy towards Wataniya.
I am not that of a conspiracy theorist, but isn’t it harder for Wataniya to survive now especially with the revival plans of Kuwait Airways? Presumabley Kuwait Airways will be a tougher competitor for Wataniya in 2-3 years time; is there are merger/aqcuisistion in the horizon?
Sun, May 19 2013 09:31 AM
BMW’s driving school sets the new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous drift which lasted a total distance of 51.278 miles, breaking the previously held record of 47.71 miles at Abu Dhabi by a Chevrolet Camaro. The new M5 currently holds the record which I believe will be shattered again very soon by other enthusiasts around the world. I would also have a small reservation on the record, seeing that BMW had watered down the track to make the job easier.
I’m sure if we had an official circuit in Kuwait we’d be up there battling it out; and I already know our “stig”.
Watch video here
Thu, May 9 2013 10:57 AM
I’ve been trying to find a fix for my qetra. Something or somewhere to place the qetra without getting wrinkled or dirty. Usually, someone would use a chair or even a couch, others would improvise a bit, but no one reached perfection as of last week.
Bader, a friend/engineer found this brilliant piece which sells for KD15 and gladly told me about it. What he did additionally, being an engineer, is adding cushioningto the upper part. Now only his qetra stays firm in its place ready every morning to cover his brilliant brain.
You can find this piece at Al Adailiya CO-OP (without the cushioning of course).
Tue, May 7 2013 09:22 AM
The 2014 Honda Odyssey was unveiled last week, and the Japanese automaker has made the headlines for something pretty unusual, innovative, and simple. Your minivan is now equipped with a vacuum built in the rear cargo area to take care – instantly – of anything! In fact, the automaker even claims that the vacuum nozzle “extends to reach all corners of the vehicle.”
Next step, I like to see these things in SUVs and would live to have one in my car.
Mon, May 6 2013 10:25 AM
In case you haven’t heard there is a new Ministry being cooked in the oven. Best part there is a competition for the best logo and the three finalists are out.
Check them out and cast your vote on www.youth.org.kw - voting starts today until the 10th of May!
Tue, Apr 30 2013 08:28 AM
Ever since my dad threw away my black-leather pair of NIKE shoes, I’ve been trying to find a replacement for them. Spending 8 hours at the office running around from floor to floor, you would want comfy shoes for starters. The market is full of shoes that fit the comfy category. But according to my experience, the best fix is to have black (or brown) leather shoes made by NIKE, Adidas, or any other running shoes manufacturer. The last issue will be sticking to the “formal” criteria, and that is why I have been trying for almost 3 years to find the perfect match. Until now, I fail to find them.
Share with us your findings.
Mon, Apr 29 2013 12:44 PM
I remember 6 or 7 years ago when FAH used to tell us about how crazy Apple’s stock price was going. Back then I think it was trading around $90 and FAH was enthusastic about it. If only he knew that figure would mutliply by 7 easily, he would’ve sold Buzberry and dropped out of college too back then.
Since 2007, we’ve seen six iPhones, a handful of iPads, and other gadgets we never dreamt of back in high school. Earlier this month, the Apple’s stock price acted weridly I guess. Last September stock lists for $700 and ever since it has been plunging until it broke the $400 barrier driven by a reported lower costumer demand on Apple products.
Let us still have faith in Apple and believe that prices will bounce back. This time around, what device would really turn heads before things around?
Let your imagination take control.
Thu, Apr 25 2013 09:38 AM
It has been a couple of years now since I last had the famous Zousheh, or in simple English: wild thyme with an onion + tomato mix bedded on a multi-cereal dough. Almost 3 years ago, Zaatar w Zeit lost its wild thyme supplier in Lebanon and struggled to bring it back. Now Zousheh is back! And since it’s back I would very much advise you to grab one before something happens to the new supplier.
For the love of Zaatar!
Wed, Apr 17 2013 10:06 AM
Ever wondered what those nails signify? Well maybe you haven’t noticed the latest collection from Cartier, but when I did I thought those nails meant you nailed it, or tightened your grip on something or someone. Whatever; I was wrong.
Juste Un Clou (or Just A Nail), were created in the 70s, when the rugged design came to symbolize the “rebellious spirit and raw energy in New York City” at the time. This collection of rings and bracelets can cost you anything from $2,000 to $35,000 depending on how you like your meat: rose gold, yellow gold, diamonds?
I love the fact that you can sell a gold-plated nail for a couple of thousands. If you can do it why not!
Sun, Apr 14 2013 08:30 AM
It is definitely the driver or the passenger who’s littering, never was it the car. You see them all the time, and I’m sure, if you are a human being then it disgusts you every single time.
I was just thinking this morning what that mid-aged elegant Mercedes owner was thinking as he released tissue paper out of the window. Seriously what runs inside their minds as they do it? Maybe only air runs inside anyway. We need a fining system in place now!
Thu, Mar 28 2013 04:52 AM
I have recently seen a video clip on YouTube where the host of a political TV Show asks his guest which country in the Arab world would he prefer to live in if he had the choice.
I had similar thoughts. Being thousands of miles away from home, people (the literate around here only) ask what it is like living in Kuwait, others compliment how lovely Kuwait is on TV or the Internet. One even said that if the chance comes he would travel thousands of miles to see Kuwait and ¨the lovely beaches.¨
The politician on that TV show chose to live in Kuwait, and we all know the reasons. Why don¨t we choose to live in Kuwait too? I choose Kuwait.
Wed, Mar 13 2013 01:51 PM
I am fan of Red Velvet cakes.. and therefore I tried Coffee Bean’s Red Velvet Ice blended drink hoping that it was good! Unfortunately, it wasn’t up to my expectations! It had a weird taste, it tasted like a blended dough.