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The app called NAS Airports allows you to check real time flight information, book an airport lounge or the meet and assist service

http://www.nascorporate.com/mobileapp/   They also are offering a 25 % discount for the introductory stage

Since everyone will be traveling during their break and it’s difficult to find credible real-time flight information online in Kuwait I think this app would be useful to have for everyone. It makes booking your flights that much easier!

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We all have those friends who drive waaaay too fast for no reason, (I’m guilty of it-sometimes!). Some of us have also lost love ones, family members, or witnessed accidents first hand. I got into my first accident last week and I’m still traumatized. A man ran into the side of my car at a roundabout and pushed me half way down the road before he took his foot off the gas. I am so thankful that my car is so friggin old because otherwise, I would have died that night.

Anyway, here’s a video of people who thought they were meeting a friend or loved one somewhere and instead where invited to their own funeral. The video is in French, so make sure to have the subtitles on in English. Click on the little icon that looks like a letter on the bottom right hand of the video, click on and make sure it’s in English, (This is better known as the CC or closed caption, but if you’re computer illiterate like me, you’re welcome:P)

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This video came up on my news feed on Facebook, and I thought I would share it. We see modern day slavery everyday in Kuwait, and just because they come from third world countries, no one cares. Those people you disrespect everyday at restaurants, gas stations, on the streets, in the malls, in your own house, virtually everywhere, is someone’s family. That’s someone’s mother. Someone’s father.

Throw a piece of garbage on the floor then bend down and pick it up. Throw it again and pick it up again. Do that 10 times and see how good your back feels. Then imagine someone the age of your father or grandfather doing it for 12 hours a day 6 days a week for about 12 KD. Then being cramped into a room the size of you bathroom with 9 other people.

ElhamdilAllah, we’re so fortunate and blessed to have a roof over our heads and clothes on our backs. Respect one another. These people have left their entire life behind in search of a better life only to be treated like cattle.

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So, this video was on the news the other day. Basically, it’s a heartless “teacher” beating his students with a ruler because they haven’t done their homework.

This, obviously, is illegal, and he’s been fired, and honestly should be burned alive. I’m sure there are still schools in the region where kids are beaten with a stick or what not. I just thought I should share this.

Not for the faint hearted!

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There’s been so much backlash from domestic violence cases in Lebanon (mostly) but in the Middle East as a whole. Now, more than ever, we are hearing about so many murders carried out by angry, and extremely abusive, men beating their wives to death.

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An organization called MARCH organizes peaceful protests and rallies in order to show the severity of the issue and ensure the government passes a law protecting women against domestic violence. There have been so many recorded cases of women being beaten to death with a kitchen appliance, being shot, or just being physically beat until they were no longer breathing.

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For mother’s day, they launched a campaign with very powerful images that honestly gave me goosebumps. What if it was your mother or sister that was being beaten? It’s a very very sever form of abuse. Taking your anger out on a woman doesn’t make you a bigger man, it makes you a coward.

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Women’s Day was used for the good of this campaign where thousands among thousands went down to the streets to protest against what is going on in the country. When there is so much wrong happening, it’s easy to get lost in the turmoil of the chaos in the country.

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Men, please man up. Use your words, not your hands. Don’t raise your voice, raise your argument, your knowledge, your respect. It’s so sad that all of this is going on at home.

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These are only some of the victims who have fallen in the arms of abusive men who have been abusive, and ultimately killed their wives.

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Everyone’s always so concerned with all the good they can do for the world, but it always seems like no one ever does anything, right? Wrong!
The amazing team behind OXadventure does just that. Everything they do is for the sake of those less fortunate that us. They plan trips to different places like India and Africa (among others) and spend their time and effort to help people through doing good.
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OXadventure was initiated by Kuwaiti youth in August 2013, with the first project under their name completed in December 2013 in India. The organization focuses on globalizing the youth through volunteer work, travel, stepping out of typical comfort zones and educating the youth on the global and local issues that need attention and support.
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The ultimate vision of OXadventure is to influence the youth of Kuwait to begin to make positive changes in the world as well as in their own country by shaping their attitudes to stand up and be globalized citizens. OXadventure anticipates a movement amongst the Kuwaiti youth after participating in OXadventure programs, coming out of it with a newfound respect towards humanity, nature and equality. By traveling abroad and by getting out of their comfort zones, the end result will be a team of potential future leaders for Kuwait. There is intent to have an international and a local program, with collaboration amongst universities, high schools, companies and the public.
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Over the course of 100 days from April 6 to July 16 1994, an estimated 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis and some moderate Hutus were slaughtered in the Rwandan genocide. A recent report has estimated the number to be close to 2 million.
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OXadventure team will guide 10 youth volunteers , in collaborating with SURF (Survival Funds of The Rwandan Genocide) and Dr. Nick Scull (AUK professor and psychologist from FSRI) to help the survivors of the genocide by restoring homes for the victims. This would include painting, cementing, and roofing, supplying furniture or repairing old ones, and generally creating a better quality of existing life in rural Rwanda just outside of Kigali. For half of the day, participants will be restoring and interacting with the locals. During this time they can get to learn the local women’s crafts and daily lives. In the evenings they will work closely with the Rwandan students to work on their CV’s and business proposals.
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Amazing, right?
The Highlight of trip is that they will be working with academic media students in AUK to do a documentary for the trip as internship for the students. We will show the amazing effort of the Kuwaiti youth as they help those in need to live more comfortably. At least two professional Kuwaiti youth photographers are coming along on this trip to capture the experience in every step of the trip through photographs on high-resolution cameras.
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Once the volunteering project, documentary and photographs are done in Rwanda successfully, OXadventure will organize a highly promoted event in which we will debut the documentary and showcase a photo gallery of the trip. Professional speakers and experts will attend the event and give a presentation, discussing the genocide and sustainable development, followed by speeches from the participants who will share their experience in Rwanda.
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They’ve made efforts to reach out to fellow Arab countries, like Syria, in this dire time of need. Guys, what you’re doing is amazing, and I am so proud that local youth have accomplished so much on their own!
Anyone and everyone who has ever wanted to do good should sign up with OXadventure. It is 100% nonprofit organization.
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For any further questions, or to ultimately sign up to go on this trip and help recreate someone’s life, you can e-mail them on info@oxadventure.com or visit  oxadventure.com/OXRwanda for more information on the trip and what exactly this adventure will consist of!

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Short and sweet post of the day-

I heard that Arwa (owned by The CocaCola Company) implants had been using sewage water in the water they’re selling? I know water treatment plants treat sewage and waste water till it’s safe to drink, but apparently there’s backlash as to how clean this water actually is? A friend of mine told me that all the water has been recalled and thrown up because it’s unsafe.

Has anyone heard about any of this? Is it true?

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According to an article I found on Forbes, President Obama is keen to getting rid of the American Penny. His argument is that there are over 6 billion people who have phones, so why not go on with making payments through their mobile phones? It won’t be much later till all physical evidence of both paper money and coins will be a thing of the past. Payments for virtually everything will be done through fingerprints or mobile phones.

There’s an NFC chip inside most mobile phone chips that can transmit banking and payment data when placed near certain card readers. According to forbes.com, “a debit card, a mobile phone can display interactive payment details. And, instead of the credit card application process of filling out paperwork and waiting for the mail, using a mobile phone to pay requires only the download of an app and linking to bank details. PayPal president, David Marcus, calls it Money 3.0.”

This notion has started in Kuwait through a company called Borolo. Basically, all you have to do is go to a Second Cup or a Coffee Republic and they’ll give you a sticker to place on the back of your phone and voila! This feature is only available for Viva users for now, but soon this notion will be widespread in all shops and telephones. Also, what’s amazing about this is that it doesn’t need to be a smart phone! Even if you’re using an ancient phone and have no cash on you, you can still have yummy coffee.

If you pay your phone bill at the end of every month, it just adds to the overall payment; and if you recharge your phone, it deducts from your credit. You don’t need to pay anything extra for a subscription. What do you guys think of mobile payments? Are you with or against it?

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