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Locust in Kuwait desert

Kuwait be warned! Kuwait is expecting unwelcome guests this week, huge swarms of desert locusts, due to climate change and increased temperature. If you thought that the swarms in the last few years were big, then be prepared because this time it’s going to blow them out of proportion.

The amount of the locusts could be reminiscent to swarms that hit Kuwait in 1931, These small locust, locally known as Daba can cause considerable damage. Reports from Saudi Arabic have states that these swarms of locusts coming from Sudan have reached the Qassim and Hail regions north of the kingdom.

But it there might be a ray of hope with some local environmentalists have stated that these swarms are not expected to reach the country. If you see any, be sure to share your images with us!

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TAG Heuer, the world leader in prestigious and high-end chronographs, is proud to announce the signing of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to a long-term partnership as a TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador.

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Two-time Ballon d’Or winner, Real Madrid forward and Captain of the Portugal team for the coming World Cup in Brazil, Cristiano Ronaldo joins an illustrious roster of TAG Heuer sports stars and celebrities that includes film actors Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio, WTA tennis champion Maria Sharapova, Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier and the entire crew of 2013 America’s Cup winner Oracle Team USA. Past members have included actors Brad Pitt and Uma Thurman, golfing great Tiger Woods, and the most legendary names in the history of Formula One, from Ayrton Senna to Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

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“TAG Heuer is by far the best at what it does,”said Cristiano Ronaldo, “and has been for more than 150 years. No other luxury brand has such strong ties to the highest levels of sports. It is incredibly glamorous yet also so unconventional, and we share exactly the same determination: to totally change the game, push the limits and make our own rules. It is a great honor to be a part of such a powerful and pioneering legacy.”

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“Every TAG Heuer creation celebrates intense life in the contemporary arena, and no individual represents this more powerfully than Cristiano,”said TAG Heuer CEO Stéphane Linder. “Like TAG Heuer, Cristiano demands perfection and pushes himself harder than anyone in his domain. This is the first time we enter the world of football, and it’s a perfect fit to do that with Cristiano, opening a new trend and a new way to engage with our fans. Sports is part of our tradition because we share the same values: self motivation and discipline, pushing one’s limit, never giving up. We’ve been in the sports world since signing on as official chronograph of the 1920 Olympic Games. We started timing ski events in 1928, Formula One and regatta racing in the 1970s. Adding football alongside our longstanding link to motorsports, especially with its number 1 icon and most powerful player, is incredibly exciting.”

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Born on the island of Madeira in 1985, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (named Cristiano Ronaldo or CR7) first played professionally in his native Portugal before joining Manchester United in 2003, where he scored more than 100 goals in 6 years. He became the most expensive footballer in history when he moved to the prestigious club of Real Madrid in 2009, and his current contract makes him the highest-paid player in the world. Portugal’s top goal scorer of all time and the first top European league player to reach 40 goals in a single season in two consecutive years, he scored an astonishing 69 goals in 59 appearances in 2013, and was thus awarded his second Ballon d’or in January 2014. Several time winner of National Championships and Cups in Portugal, England and Spain, winner of the Champions League in 2008, no doubt Ronaldo will continue to break records in the coming months and years, as he pushes his play to new levels.
Cristiano Ronaldo and TAG Heuer. Breaking the rules. Changing the game.

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I thought I’d share with you the amazing news of American Tourister’s sale that’s going on from now up until July 21st. They have an amazing amazing range of new bags in various new colors and shapes.

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Here are some things I didn’t know about the brand and traveling:

When you purchase a bag, you get a 3 year INTERNATIONAL warranty on all it’s accessories (wheels, lock, handle etc.) If you mess it up yourself IE scratch it and bang it up, it doesn’t count! Neither does it count if the zipper jams. They’re only responsible for manufacturing mistakes, so keep that in mind!IMG_1297

American Tourister has been around since 1930, where the owner wanted to originally sell luggage for 1$ and the brand grew from there.

You get excellent value for the price you pay, and the bags are more or less a reasonable price for everyone!

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They are located in various locations, Marina, Muthana, Souq Al Kabir, and other outlets like Debenhams and some hypermarkets as well!

The maximum size for your cabin luggage (carry on) is 55 centimeters. It must also not weigh more that 7 KG. They make their bags extremely lightweight to ensure travelers don’t have to worry about extra weight!

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Large suitcases should not be more that 32 KG. I know that sometimes airports let that slide, but 32 is the international limit and that should be abided.

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There are 2 types of locks (I honestly had no idea) The TSA lock, that has a red logo on the lock itself, and the regular lock that has digits. The TSA lock basically means that it has a universal key that can be used at different airports. In places that are more strict about checking luggage, they usually have these keys, and instead of breaking your locks, they can use the key and check in a more civilized manner:P

All in all, they’re an amazing invest, both in style and in durability.

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Do you think that we live in a small world? We’ll we don’t. Social media makes you think that world is right there, in your backyard, but we forget that the we are just drops in it’s huge vastness. We live in a world that is ever changing, one that shifts and rotates without any notice. Blink and you might miss it, especially when you consider these numbers.

One minute in the digital world means a whole lot more than 60 seconds.

 

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A friend to our blog has sent us this short clip showing the waste and trash left over from Ministry of Awqaf & Islamic affairs after removal of their spring camp. I thought Baladiya & K-EPA wouldn’t allow for such uncivilized acts go unpunished! I’m shocked to see such an irresponsible act from an official govermental body that supposedly represents Islam.

Thanks [Nawaf]

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I just came to know through friends that The Wayans Brothers are coming to Kuwait by end of next month for a stand up comedy show. Doesn’t ring any bells? Well I’m sure you have seen them starring in movies like Scary Movie 1&2 and White Chicks! These guys are unbelievably hilarious and I hope this is true.

I’ve heard the event will be organized by Madstand Entertainment, but I’m not yet sure where will the stand-up comedy show take place. I’ll keep you all updated, so stay tuned.

When: 30th May 2014

For tickets reservation visit: madstand.org/booking 

Twitter hashtag: #WayansKuwait

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With frozen yogurt and burger joints trend slowing down, new shawerma places on the other hand are taking up in Kuwait but I’m not minding that since I’m a big fan of shawerma myself. I spotted the franshise German Doner Kebab opened the other night while passing by the so-called Restaurant Street in Salmiya. I overheard some positive reviews from friends about it but I didn’t get the chance to try it yet. I admit their shwerma pictures are mouth-watering but I’ve got to try it first to pass on my verdict. So Anyone tried it? What are their shawerma prices?

I hope they’re reasonable with their prices since many of the new shawerma places are asking 750fils+ for single shwerma, which in my humble opinion is too much.

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Afraid of heights? Well then this is definitely not meant for you! The above view is looking-down from the 78th floor trestle from the tallest building in Kuwait, Al Hamra Tower. We can see the top of the Luxury Center and the parked cars as tiny dots. I wish the same photo can be taken at night!

For full resolution click on the photo below.

Via [City of my Way] [Shamon MagicHands]

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