Our blog reader Abdul Rahman says he spotted what appears to be a caring daddy who obliviously lacks every aspect of the word child safety. Apparently, the busily-driving daddy was feeding his barely 1 year old little baby while accelerating, braking, and maneuvering among cars on Gulf Road. I thought they invented child seat for a purpose, but it never ceases to amaze how some parents are totally ignorant when it comes to their own child safety. Even an airbag could prove fatal! Parents beware!
A co-worker has emailed an article published today on Al Qabas newspaper stating that MOI has just announced that they’re moving forward to install metal detectors and CCTV (AKA surveillance cameras) at the entrances of all major shopping malls in Kuwait to control the ever increasing crime rates, especially those involving stabbing. They say the metal detectors will be used to discover all stabbing weapons such as knives and other dangerous deadly weapons.
I commend such an action despite being too late, as I always say we only respond to catastrophes while prevention is utterly absent. Though, my little question to MOI is; what will happen if the criminals will get the weapons, say knives, from inside the mall itself? I mean they can step into any restaurant and get a steak cutting knife. Maybe someone can suggest a solution?
While passing by Al Seef Hospital today I observed that the Gas Station next to it was shutdown and I thought to myself “Oh Baladiya finally realized that Gas Stations cannot be placed near hospitals and houses!”. Though my happiness didn’t last long because it turned that the Gas Station was only temporarily closed for renovation works.
I’m surprised Ministry of Health (MOH) and Baladaiya have done nothing yet. Many scientific studies have found that people (in this particular case; patients) living in the vicinity of gas stations are subject to serious health risks, not to mention the danger of fire. Below is a recent study published on the Daily Mail regarding this issue:
” ‘minimum’ distance of 50 metres should therefore be maintained between petrol stations and housing, and 100 metres for ‘especially vulnerable’ facilities such as hospitals, health centres, schools and old people’s homes.
Study co author Marta Doval, said: ‘Some airborne organic compounds – such as benzene, which increases the risk of cancer – have been recorded at petrol stations at levels above the average levels for urban areas where traffic is the primary source of emission.’
The study, published in the Journal of Environmental Management, shows the air at petrol stations and in their immediate surroundings is especially affected by emissions stemming from evaporated vehicle fuels. This includes unburnt fuel from fuel loading and unloading operations, refuelling and liquid spillages.”
If you thought that steroids and smoking are the only dangers that threatens our youths these days, think again. I received sad news about a young (21 year old) Kuwaiti squash player from Kuwait National Team passing away from a heart attack due to presumably consuming three cans of energy drinks, I’m not yet sure which brand. Now this is indeed a tragic incident by all means and makes us Read the rest of this post »
I just received this link on WhatsApp about presumably new traffic law penaltieshere in Kuwait and I wanted to share it with all of you. Please lets try to be more careful of our driving because the accident rates have been increasing lately. Have a good day and safe driving!
Update: Ministry of Interior has officially mentioned that above penalties are false.
Good Afternoon Kuwait, Good Afternoon Readers, Good Afternoon Dust! Why is it that everytime we plan something over the weekend, we end up being hit by a sand storm? Why do all our weekends have to be spent inside rather than outside? This is the worst weather for anyone who has allergies, and it definitely carries a lot of diseases and viruses. Since I am allergy prone myself, I just thought I’d give you guys some tips for allergy relief:
Keep Dust Under Control To tame the dust, try to have your sheets washed every week in hot water. Wash your hair and shower before going to bed, since dust can accumulate in hair, mouth, eyes and just about every possible place!
Wear Masks Wear a mask when leaving the house before going outside to limit dust from getting into your lungs.
Rugs and Towels Limit throw rugs around your bedroom to reduce dust. Also, make sure they are washable before you buy them. Always wash your towels before every shower when it’s dust season.
Keep Indoor Air Clean Keep windows closed to reduce dust entering the house. Change filters in air conditioning units and vents frequently this time of year.
Consider Allergy Medicine Talk to your doctor about a seasonal allergy drug that may be appropriate for your symptoms.
I hope I was able to to help you guys out a bit, so go out there and try to have a good weekend – allergy free!
I’m getting sick and tired of seeing these random fights on Gulf Road.. Do we really need more violence in Kuwait? Does everything have to be solved with fists? This is a big issue now in Kuwait, apparently anyone can get beaten up for just even LOOKING at someone.
The streets have become unsafe, I feel I can’t even walk around by myself without having to look over my shoulder. Is this the way we should live? Having to worry that our brothers, or friends can get beaten up in any minute? What if a random person was walking by? Would he/she get beaten up as well? Unfortunately, the world has really become a sad place if we have to use our fists to solve every little problem. What do you guys think of this? What are your thoughts?
I received this video for a cargo giant ship that almost hit Shuwaikh beach early in the morning, I’m not exactly sure what happened but they say this could have turned into a disastrous incident. Anyone has any idea about this incident?