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WASHINGTON, April 16 (KUNA) — All Kuwaiti students in Boston are safe and none of them have been hurt in the deadly explosions, the Kuwaiti Embassy in the US capital affirmed. The diplomatic mission is continuously following up on condition of the Kuwaiti students and other citizens in the City of Boston, following the explosions that rocked it, reportedly leaving at least three people dead and more than 100 others wounded, the embassy said in a statement. The embassy inquired about condition of all Kuwaiti students and nationals in Boston, the statement added. The embassy added that while it continues to hold contacts with the students and the nationals in the city, it also calls for “prudence, maintaining contact with it, and apprising the mission of any emergency that may develop.” The embassy receives emergency calls on the following telephone number: +1-202-262-0758.
KUWAIT, March 17 (KUNA) — Director-General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmed al-Sabih said on Sunday that the emergency teams in the municipality will remove all violating spring camps as of the first of April. Al-Sabih told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the spring camps end according to the conditions set by the municipality at the end of March of each year, stressing the necessity of spring camp goers to abide by the Minicipality law in this regard for public interest. He also called on the camp goers to keep the desert clean after the camping season.
KUWAIT, March 17 (KUNA) — Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) announced on Sunday that it plans to launch a wide-scale recycling project at the oil sector complex with a special ceremony this Thursday. A KPC press release said Kuwait is in great need of serious recycling projects and stressed recycling requires the cooperation of all society components, both individuals and state and other bodies.
The ceremony on Thursday would include an exhibition with leading companies in the field of recycling in Kuwait taking part to introduce staff to means to actively contribute to preservation of the environment. KPC is eager to take bigger steps to introduce staff to the concept of recycling and to encourage them to implement it both at work and in their daily lives. The team handling this project had last week distributed special containers to all KPC offices and facilities in the main building for collection of recyclable material. The team is also launching a special campaign to increase awareness and instill a sense of responsibility among staff.
KUWAIT, March 16 (KUNA) — The Chairwoman of Kuwait Women Sports Federation Sheikha Naima Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said Saturday that the federation is currently examining the possibility of launching women basketball, and volleyball leagues in the near future.
Sheikha Naima said, during her meeting with GCC heads of delegations participating in the third GCC women sport tournament, which was recently held in the Bahraini capital Al-Manama, that she began contacting government entities involved with this issue. Sheikha Naima added that the league will include women teams from Al-Ouyon, Salwa, and Al-Fatah clubs, including engaging teams from the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training.
Sheikha Naima highlighted as well many obstacles and technical difficulties facing women’s teams prior to participating in future tournaments, affirming the important role played by teams’ managers. The Chairwoman added that she will go through a rotating process for managers of the teams, to improve their managing skills and prepare them for future challenges. During the recent tournament in Bahrain, the Kuwaiti team won 22 medals, three of them gold, eight silver medals, and the rest were bronze.
KUWAIT, March 13 (KUNA) — Culture and arts are vital elements to the development of any nation, Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters (NCCAL) Ali Al-Youha stressed said. He emphasized the importance of inducing cultural activities as part of the educational process. “Man is the backbone of any society. To build a society, there is a need to build a better man by providing three vital elements: media, education and culture.” Government, private sector and investors should all participate in a movement ot elevate cultural activities in the country by providing the necessary infrastructure and the needed resources, he added.
Meanwhile, the National Youth Project (NYP) council member said that Kuwait has proved, throughout history, which it has many strong points in arts and culture, especially, since the country’s constitution nurtures and encourages creativity and innovation in all scientific and literary realms.
MANAMAN, March 6 (KUNA) — Kuwaiti women volleyball team defeated on Wednesday Omani counterpart in the competitions of the third GCC Woman Sport Tournament. In a strong performance by both sides, the Kuwaiti team was able to end the match to their favor winning 3-2 sets. The Kuwaiti team won the first two sets, but the Omani did not give up and won the other two, but the decisive set was once again by the Kuwaiti team.
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) — Qadsia Basketball team revived hopes for winning the league’s title after defeating the defending champion Kazma 86-58 in the 41st week of Kuwait’s 51st basketball league, Wednesday night. After the win, Qadsia’s tally in the competition rose to 48 points. Qadsia players led by Fahad Al-Subaie, Abdullah Al-Sarraf, Mohammad Salmeen, along with two U.S professional players were able to win, despite critical loss among Kazma players due to missing players like Mohammad Ashknani, Abdulaziz Al-Rubaia. In other matches, Al-Nasr defeated Al-Shabab 85-73, while Arabi beats Sulaibkhat 83-72, and finally Salmia win against Tadamun 67-56.
Cup KUWAIT, Feb 27 (KUNA) — Kuwait’s Al-Arabi football team have qualified to the semifinal of the Union of Arab Football Associations’ (UAFA) Cup championship, after defeating Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr football team here on Wednesday 2-0 in their match at Sabah Al-Salem stadium. Al-Arabi started the first half by attacking the rivals, and was able to score the first goal at minute 38 by attacker Fahad Al-Rashidi, who scored the goal with his head from a high pass by his mate Abduqader Fal, a Senegalese professional. In the second half, Al-Arabi continued to attack until they scored the second goal through attacker Hussain Al-Mosawi at minute 49 by capitalizing on a mistake by Al-Nassr’s defensive line and shooting the ball in the goal. Al-Nasser team tried to come back during the match and was desperate to compensate for Al-Arabi’s two goals. However, Al-Arabi’s defensive line was so distinctive.
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KUWAIT, Jan 21 (KUNA) — Kuwaiti Jet-skier Salem Al-Sarraf won gold at a tournament organized by Qatar and was concluded late Sunday. Speaking to KUNA via phone, Al-Sarraf said that he was very glad to have won the competition revealing that this was his first time to partake in a Jet-ski drag race for the professional division. The tournament saw the participation of 40 jet-skiers from the UAE, the US, the UK, Qatar, Kuwait, and France.
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