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September 2011 Issue No. 21

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AUTOPAGES

INSIGHTPAGES

The new Porsche 911 Carrera..................................58

Bumber-by-Number show ....................................8

COOKINGPAGES

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Most Expensive Chocolates in the World...........10 Bedtime Routine to Give your Kids .......................12

Homemade Falafel......................................................44

Solid ways to improve your time management skills......................................................14

ENTERTAINMENTPAGES

Ways to deal with stress at the office..................16

USA Singles TOP 40.....................................................48

18.................‫سنة أولى جامعة كيف تتعاملي معها‬

September Book Releases.......................................49

Reintroducing the Cow, Bull and Ox......................19

Hollywood Movie Releases......................................50

20............................‫كيف تدعمني مهاراتك الدراسية‬

“The Fruit of Our Labor” - Afghan-made

Surviving your child's first-ever day

documentaries............................................................52

at school...........................................................................21 Popcorn’s Effect on Healthy Lifestyle....................23

FASHIONPAGES

Mysterious Reason of Why Women Live

American Eagle Back-To-School Collection.......60

Longer than Men .........................................................24

The lavish calendar of the Lancia Café ................62 Oriental Opulence: a blossoming trend..............64

INTERVIEWPAGES

Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates at the 68th

Lina Fouad AlSaleh - A Seasoned Marketer.......................................................................28

Venice International Film Festival........................66

HEALTHPAGES

LANA AL-RESHEED'SPAGE

Send Your Kids Back to School with a Smile...35

Public Relations............................................................41

Causes of High Cholesterol.....................................36

Homework for Grown-ups.......................................................25 SPORTSPAGES

Sweet Potato Health Benefits.................................37

Horoscopes & Famous Birthdays.......................................72

Reebok RealFlex Footwear.......................................31

Giving Medicine to Your Toddler...........................38

Kids Pages................................................................................................46

KMD Challenge Copenhagen...................................32

HIND AL-NAHEDH'SPAGES

Press Pages.............................................................................................68 TECHPAGES

Social Media: Officially Addictive...........................26

Question of the Month............................................................27

Gadgets & Gizmos......................................................54 Useful Gmail Labs to Enable...................................56

TRAVELPAGES The Museum of London............................................42

12 Reduce Waste!

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FROM THE EDITOR Dear Readers, Where did the summer go? We hope yours flew by with a family vacation, summer camps, and fun in the sun! As fall approaches, families are busy preparing for school to kick back in gear. If you’re like most families, the beginning of the school year brings mixed emotions.

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Parents often feel relieved to return to a routine and get a break from arranging summer entertainment, concerned about how children will adjust to a new school year, fearful of new academic and behavior challenges, optimistic about what’s to come, or even sad or guilty about lack of quality time spent. Children feel excited to see friends, proud to move to another grade level, ashamed about being held

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back a grade, or anxious about a new school year, new teachers, new classmates. College brings even more mixed emotions and challenges as independence and increased responsiblity bring freedom yet also fear. We've got some great articles to help you get back into the school routine, from ideas for bedtime routines to advice on getting through first day nerves. Our FashionPages also bring you some of the latest in fashion trends, both local and international. Mark Twain once said, "What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it." I was reminded how fantastic it is to work in an industry fueled by creativity and insight. I got the same feeling while interviewing Lina Fouad Al-Saleh in this issue, a seasoned marketer. If this was just work to us, after all, CityPages wouldn't exist and we could pack up our bags and call it a day. Instead, we're already jumping into the next issue, nailing down plans for our upcoming events, reviewing some interesting new stuff and meeting interesting personalities for our next month's interview section.

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Creative jobs break out of the shell of vocation and spill over into the realm of passion - and that, fiends, is what breathes life into work and transforms it to play. Change is exciting but not always faced with excitement. We hope you will find some helpful information

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and inspiration in this issue to develop healthy habits as we transition into another school year.

So, untill the next issue......Enjoy the read!

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INSIGHTPAGES

Bumber-by-Number show at “Bumber By Number” is an interactive and fully immersive Paint-by-Number art exhibit curated by Marlow Harris and JoDavid for the 2011 Bumbershoot Arts Festival. The show features an interactive audience participatory paint-by-number homage to Edouard Manet’s “The Picnic” (“Le Dejeuner sur L’Herbe”) by artist Ryan Feddersen. In addition, bask in the glory of Victoria BC artist Bill Blair’s amazing life-size paint-by-number banners and guitars, and local Seattle artists create incredible canvases of altered vintage Paint-by-Numbers.

Over 40 modern, contemporary, abstract and pop surrealist artists were given vintage completed Paint-by-Number paintings and asked to alter them in their own style.

Ryan Feddersen has created a tableau complete with hand-cast wax crayons used to bring her murals to life.


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2011 Bumbershoot Arts Festival INSIGHTPAGES

Robert Hardgrave himself took a staid and formal arrangement of flowers…..

Mary Iverson-Bumber-by-Number before

John Brophy, fresh from his show at Seattle’s Roq La Rue Gallery, creates “Gift Horse”

Here is Janet Galore’s “Blue Boy”, prior to transformation

Seattle artist Troy Gua chose two clowns he called “Father and Son”.

"Bag Painter" Chris Crites, chose a classic ship to alter

Canadian artist Bill Blair creates Stories for Paintby-Number and paints huge 9′x7′ foot Paint-byNumber backdrops.

Pop culture cutie Lisa Petrucci adds her own personal style to this tiger painting

Art Army artist Mike Leavitt, who shows in Seattle at Roq la Rue, Copro Nason in LA and the Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC made this fine trio of work


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Here’s a list of most expensive chocolates in the world. Everyone loves chocolates, especially women. Chocolates are varied on price based on how good is the taste and sometimes based on the producer and the ingredient of the chocolate formula. So Let’s take a look at top 5 most expensive chocolates in the world.

5. Godiva : $ 117

Producer : Godiva “G” Collection Price : US$ 117 per pound Location : New York City, New York

Godiva comes from one of the country known for its chocolate products, Belgium. Godiva Chocolatier chocolate producers introduced a new collection of chocolates, “G”. The entire collection of “G” consists of various ingredients and taste like a palette d’Or, Tasmanian honey and Mexican Hot Chocolate.


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4. Richart : US$ 120

Bridget-Webber Producer : Richart Š Price : US$ 120 per gram Location : Lyon, France

Richart chocolate might be only ranked fourth on most expensive chocolate in the world. But the speciality of Richart chocolate is 70 percent of Venezuelan Criollo cacao, which is recognized as a chocolate-producing country with the best quality in the world. Richart chocolate cocoa is mixed in a fine cocoa powder to produce the best taste. Several types of chocolate Richart includes chocolate with almonds, raspberries, strawberries and other exotic fruits.

3. Delafee : $504

Producer : Delfee Š Price : $ 504 per 450 gram Location : Neuchatel, Switzerland

For femaled who are fans of gold, may be tempted to taste Delafee, chocolate made from 24 carats gold shaped chocolate pieces and each made by hand. Delafee chocolate is made from sugar, coconut oil, cocoa butter, milk powder and vanilla.

2. Noka : $854

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Chocolates in the World Producer : Noka Vintages Collection Price : $ 854 per 450 gram Location : Dallas, Texas

Noka chocolate is the best compilation of black special chocolate from plantations in Venezuela, Ivory Coast, Trinidad and Ecuador. Noka chocolate is chocolate with the second highest price in the world. Chocolate is made from 75 percent pure cacao with other mixtures such as cocoa butter and sugar. The uniqueness of this chocolate manufacturer is not adding any type of emulsifier or taste of vanilla in their chocolate products.

1. Chocopolagie : $2,600

Producer : Knipschildt Price : $ 2,600 per 450 grams Location : Norwalk, Connecticut

Chocopolagie invented by Fritz Knipschildt, a chef who studied culinary in Danish. In 1999, Knischildt created one of the most delicious chocolate in the world. The most expensive chocolate is valued $ 250 per piece for the dark chocolate truffles. Black truffles in it comes from France and is only available if booked in advance. Truffle consists of 70 percent cocoa Valhrona Ganache mixed with soft, hand-made truffle oil. As a final touch, truffles dusted with cocoa powder.


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Bedtime Routine

to Give your Kids a Chance to Tell you About their School Day Paul Stephen

it's time to start getting ready for bed. After your bath, brush your teeth and get

"Ok, your pajamas on. It's getting late."

If you have a bedtime routine, pat yourself on the back. Bedtime routines are so vital, especially for young children. Consider adding one more step to your bedtime routine. Give your kids a chance to tell you about their school day. Remember that if your child is in school all day, your teacher is with your son or daughter for an average of 30 hours a week. That's almost the equivalent of a full work week. You've missed quite a bit of time with your child. Make an effort to keep the communication free flowing. If you set good habits while your child is young, it'll be easier to talk about just anything as the years pass. For starters, don't ask yes or no answers. You don't want to establish a nightly Q & A, but rather two-way communication. Sometimes "tell me about your day" doesn't generate much conversation. You could begin with, "tell me five things that happened today; recess and lunch don't count." That is usually a great ice breaker. Kids learn real quickly that if you don't ask, they're not telling. In addition to asking what was for lunch, ask who your child sat next to.

Who did they play with at recess? What did that play during recess? Was anyone sick today? Did anything funny or embarrassing happen to anyone in school today? Sometime it is difficult to keep track of the specials. By specials I mean: gym, music, art, computer lab, etc.; the extra classes that usually take place with a different teacher outside of the main classroom. Keep a cheat sheet if you need to; ask what activity they did in gym. If you can get your child to tell you about someone who may have had a hard time (in gym, with math, with reading aloud, etc.) it is a great segue for a life lesson in difficulties and hurt feelings. It really doesn't matter what you talk about; it's more important that you talk. Make talking about your kid's day a regular part of the bedtime routine, you'll be surprised what you learn!


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Time management is a skill that many of us seem to learn through necessity. The problem with learning a skill through necessity is that, more often than not, bad habits creep in and, although the skill may be useful in general, we do not use it to its full potential. Taking the time to read up on improving your time management skills can lead to great rewards. Some examples are: • The elimination of procrastination and avoidance-of-tasks • Easier, quicker, evaluation of your work and abilities • Less worrying about deadlines • More productivity • More relaxation time, and, • The obvious one - An overall increase in time Time management is a skill that takes time to development and perfect. It also is a skill that is different for everyone. Your best bet is to try a variety of different approaches until something clicks in your brain and sticks in your routine.

Here are a handful of tips to consider: 1. Make Lists: Write as much down as you can. If you don’t carry a planner or notebook already, start. Personally, I’ve always preferred a small, simple, whitelined notebook because you aren’t restricted by the various boxes and lines of the average planner. A simple To Do List is often a huge help to anyone, but I can attest gleefully to the 3 Lists of 3 Method more than any other. You’re goal is to avoid a list that reaches outrageous length and is overwhelming to even look at. 2. Make Use of Down Time: Using walking, driving, showering, or otherwise “dead” times to plan. Think about what your goals are for that day or the next. Which goals are most important? Prioritization is the key. 3. Reward Yourself: Whenever you accomplish something, especially the important things, make sure to take the time to reward yourself. A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess’ used the “Martini Method” to get things done. Burgess set a goal of 1,000 words per day. When he finished his word count, he’d relax with a martini and take the day off. Maybe a martini isn’t the ideal reward for some of us, but the method stands useful. 4. Concentrate on One Thing: The human mind works more efficiently when it is focused. As we’ve seen before multitasking is actually a disadvantage to productivity. Focus on one thing and get it done. Take care not to bleed tasks into each other. At times, multitasking may seem like a more efficient route, but it is probably not. 5. Avoid Procrastination at All Costs: When trying to be more productive and trying to save time, procrastination should be avoided like nothing else. It is the ultimate productivity-killer.

a bad thing, can often result in stress and more work for an individual. To avoid this unnecessary stress, do not feel bad about delegating tasks. 8. Set up a Long Term Planner: In the everyday drab of life, we can often lose sight of our goals. Setting up a long term planner will help you envision your long term goals and rationalize your current objectives. Whenever you find yourself thinking “Why am I putting myself through this work right now? I could be home watching Lost.” just take a look at your long term planner and you’ll be reminded of paying off your mortgage or saving up enough for your child’s college tuition. Revise this long term planner monthly to keep goals up-to-date. 9. Employ a program like RescueTime: This is a lightweight app that records and graphs how you spend your time on your computer. Those “2-minute” breaks to check out Digg, or play a flash game on some website, or email Aunt Betty, can add up to quite a bit of wasted productivity and wasted time. RescueTime will allow you to see exactly how you spent your time and will even send a weekly report to your email. 10. Work in a Team: This tip works hand-in-hand with tip # 7. Although giving up responsibilities is a scary thought for some, it is an invaluable method to increase the average team productivity of all involved. Make sure the team goals are clear and make sure everyone knows who is responsible for given tasks. Make sure all lines of communication are always open. A clogged or blocked line will have the opposite effect on productivity. Give tasks to those who are best suited for them and things will get done faster.

6. Set Personal Deadlines: Nobody likes deadlines. They cause stress, aggravation, worry, and, more stress. A guaranteed way to alleviate some of this stress is to set your own earlier deadlines. Be realistic but demanding of yourself. Challenge yourself and, referring to tip 3, reward yourself for a meeting a difficult challenge. Not only will this save you time and make you more productive in the long run, but you will also have a buffer time with little to no penalties compared to those received for missing a real deadline. Of course, this tip has potential for abuse, so be sure to make your own penalties for missing your personal deadlines.

11. Be Careful to Avoid Burnout: Burnout occurs when your body and mind can no longer keep up with the tasks you demand of them. Don’t try to force yourself to do the impossible. Delegate time for important tasks, but always be sure to leave time for relaxation and reflection. Review your recent accomplishments and make sure you feel good. Review and reflection is one of the best ways to gain confidence and higher confidence means more productivity.

7. Delegate Responsibilities: It is not uncommon for people to take on more than they can handle. The overestimation of one’s abilities, though not necessarily

An individual skilled in time-management stands to gain much more from everyday life than the next guy. Try employing these tips in your everyday life and watch the productivity grow.


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Ways to Deal with Stress at the Office David Bridges

Are you encountering stress in the workplace? At times, challenges and stressful situations can occur at the office. Whether it is dealing with deadlines, your workload, completing tasks, expectations from others or yourself, organization, rude customers, coworkers, your boss, there are ways to lower the stress level and create a better relaxed environment to work in. This may require making a few adjustments. Get a good 7-8 hours of sleep the night before. This will provide the energy and strength for your day ahead. If you go into work with just a few hours of sleep, you are more likely to be drained, overwhelmed and create a stressful day for yourself Eat a healthy breakfast in the morning to tackle the day ahead. With lots of fruit, or oatmeal, yogurt, smoothie, cereal, toast and pancakes. Prioritize your work. Decide what should be completed first, the tasks that have deadlines and what other work can wait a little longer. Although there may be a lot to do, learn to do one thing at time. When you try to tackle many tasks at the same time because it has to be done, it can get rather stressful. If your task does not have deadline, work at your own pace and do not rush to get it done. Don’t work incessantly because there are lots of assignment and tasks to complete. With that mentality, you will feel overwhelmed and stressed. Instead, take small breaks to relax your mind and body. Whether it is 5-10 minute walk around your building or in your department, getting some fresh air, eating a snack, it helps in a great way to relieve any stress. You can also take your iPod with you to listen to music as you walk. When you change your atmosphere for a few minutes it can help in a great way.

Identify the specific thing that is stressing you at work. Is it your workload, coworkers, customers, expectations, expectations of yourself, deadlines or your boss. When you recognize what it is that stresses you, then you can develop effective ways to manage that area. If you accept extra work that is given to you and have not completed your own workload. This can often cause stress. Do not always say yes, learn to say No, be truthful and explain very gently why you have to turn down extra work. You do not always have to please everyone. Only you know how much you can handle. If your present load is too much to handle. Consider asking for help from other coworkers. This will reduce any stress. Make every effort to be in good terms with your coworkers. Communicate effectively with your coworkers concerning group projects to avoid any conflict or misunderstanding. Do not let negative and hard to get along coworkers create stress for you. Keep your peace. Keep your files, folders, stationery organized and where you can easily find it. At the end of the day, place them where you can find them if you need it for the next day. Get rid of clutter around your desk and keep your desk area organized.


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‫‪ l‬زميالتك الالتي يقمن معك بنفس الغرفة في املدينة اجلامعية أو بيت ‪ l‬احرصي على اتباع نظام غذائي صحي قليل الدهون والسكريات‪ ،‬وكثير‬ ‫الطالبات يفضل أال يكن من أفضل صديقاتك‪ ،‬وذلك ألن تفاصيل احلياة الفواكه واخلضروات‪ .‬وتأكدي من اشتمال وجباتك اليومية على كافة العناصر‬ ‫الصغيرة عند اإلقامة معا قد تشعل الكثير من اخلالفات بينكن‪ ،‬وهو األمر الغذائية األساسية حتى تضمني حصول جسمك على كفايته منها مما‬ ‫يكفل احتفاظك بلياقة عالية وصحة جيدة ونشاط كاف ليوم مرهق عديد‬ ‫الذي قد يؤدي لفقدانك أعز صديقاتك ألسباب تافهة‪.‬‬ ‫احملاضرات يتبعه مذاكرة واستعداد ليوم جامعي جديد‪.‬‬ ‫‪ l‬اجلميل في االلتحاق مبرحلة دراسية جديدة في عالم اجلامعة األكبر واألرحب‬ ‫كثيرا من املدرسة هو أن كل من ستقابلينه في الغالب سيكون شخصا ‪ l‬حافظي على عالقتك بأسرتك‪ ،‬واحرصي دائما على السفر ملدينتك األصلية‬ ‫تتعرفني عليه للمرة األولى‪ ،‬وهو ما يجعلها بالنسبة لك فرصة ذهبية لطي في نهاية كل أسبوع‪ ،‬أو على األقل مرتني كل شهر لزيارة والديك وإخوتك‬ ‫صفحة املاضي بكل أخطائك وتصرفاتك خالله‪ ،‬وبدء صفحة جديدة مليئة واالستمتاع بدفء األسرة أثناء تناول الطعام معا وتبادل احلوارات املرحة‪،‬‬ ‫واطلبي منهم أن يقوموا بزيارتك في املدينة التي تدرسني بها كلما أمكنهم‬ ‫باحلماس واجلدية واإلصرار على النجاح وتكوين عالقات اجتماعية ناجحة‪.‬‬ ‫ذلك‪.‬‬ ‫‪ l‬اختيارك للمكان الذي ستجلسني فيه خالل محاضرتك األولى أمر مهم‬ ‫جدا‪ ،‬فاألشخاص الذين ستجلسني بجوارهم سيكونون أول من ستتعرفني‬ ‫عليهم من الزمالء وقد يصبحون أصدقاءك فيما بعد طوال أعوام دراستك‬ ‫اجلامعية‪ .‬لذلك فإذا لم تشعري بالراحة في الدقائق األولى‪ ،‬استأذني احملاضر‬ ‫بأسلوب مهذب في تغيير مكان جلوسك‪.‬‬ ‫‪ l‬احذري من الوقوع في احلب‪ .‬اجعلي هذه هي القاعدة‪ ،‬وال تنساقي خلف‬ ‫مشاعرك املتلهفة وتتعلقي بأحد زمالئك من الشباب ألن قصص احلب التي‬ ‫حتدث خالل اجلامعة نادرا ما تستمر أو تنتهي بارتباط رسمي‪ ،‬وهو األمر‬ ‫الذي سيترك بداخلك جرحا تصعب مداواته فيما بعد نظرا لقوة املشاعر‬ ‫وصدقها الشديد في هذه املرحلة لدى الفتيات‪ ،‬وهو األمر الذي يقابله‬ ‫استهتار وعدم حتمل للمسؤولية من جانب الشباب‪.‬‬ ‫‪ l‬ابتعدي عن "الفيس بوك" ومواقع التواصل االجتماعي األخرى إذا كنت من‬ ‫مدمنيها خالل املرحلة الثانوية‪ ،‬أو على األقل قللي من تواجدك عليها حتى ال‬ ‫يضيع الوقت الذي من املفترض أن تقضيه في املذاكرة‪.‬‬ ‫‪ l‬إذا كنت تقيمني خارج مدينتك األصلية لاللتحاق باجلامعة‪ ،‬فهذا يعني‬ ‫ضرورة اتخاذ إجراءات احتياطية تضمن جتاوزك للمواقف الصعبة‪ ،‬فعلى‬ ‫سبيل املثال‪ ،‬البد أن حتتفظي معك مببلغ إضافي من املال بعيدا عن‬ ‫مصروفاتك العادية حتسبا ألي ظرف طارىء‪ ،‬واحرصي على عدم التواجد‬ ‫وحدك خارج مكان سكنك خاصة خالل الليل‪ ،‬وإذا اضطررت للخروج‬ ‫يفضل أن تصطحبي إحدى زميالتك معك‪ .‬وال حاجة طبعا للتأكيد عليك‬ ‫باالحتفاظ بأرقام تليفونات أفراد أسرتك وعنوان ورقم هاتف أي من أقاربك‬ ‫يسكن في نفس املدينة التي توجد بها اجلامعة‪.‬‬ ‫‪ l‬احصلي على قدر وافر من النوم يوميا حتى ميكنك التركيز بشكل أفضل‬ ‫خالل احملاضرات وعند املذاكرة‪ .‬ويفضل كذلك احلصول على غفوة نهارية في‬ ‫منتصف اليوم‪ ،‬فهي مهمة لتجديد النشاط واحلصول على قدر مناسب من‬ ‫الراحة قبل استكمال باقي مهامك اليومية‪.‬‬


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In no animal is there to met with a greater variety of kinds; and in none, a more humble and pliant disposition . . . a source of inexhaustible wealth – the pride and boast of this happy country. Thomas Bewick, A General History of Quadrupeds (1790)

Hannah Velten There are over 1.37 billion cattle in the world. How many have you met? Chances are if you live in the West, not many, or none. You can imagine being close to a cow: experiencing their weighty bulk near you, feeling their hot, grassy breath on your face, touching their cool, slimy muzzle or experiencing their curling, sandpaper-like tongue licking your skin. Our ancestors would have known this close contact with cattle, living and working with them, relying on them almost exclusively for food and labour, and even sharing their diseases. This unique relationship between humans and cattle has shaped millennia of global history and culture – both in religious and secular life. In fact, as one commentator states, ‘No other event in early history was of such comparably far reaching significance for the development of human culture as the domestication of oxen. From their limited global beginnings in the Near East, the Indus Valley and Africa, the ‘man-made’ domestic cow followed in the wake of human movement; becoming the symbol of a civilized life. Cattle were revered, loved, exalted and romanticized. Today, cattle are on virtually every continent in the world and the word ‘cow’ is recognized in 539 different languages and dialects. Yet, in the West, most cows are hidden away on farms where only a few lucky people continue to relate with them. We do have a cattle culture of sorts in the modern Western world, but it is generally not a happy lot for the cow. Cattle cultures are now big business: dictated by the consumers, fast-food outlets and supermarkets, processors, abattoirs, transporters, auctioneers, commodity traders, vets and scientists – there are few romantic associations attached to modern cattle production, except the sight of cattle grazing in the fields. But what does this mean for cows, and our re-

lationship with them? Our huge, urban societies demand a steady supply of lean meat, wholesome milk and leather, of a uniform quality at a reasonable price. To meet these demands, the cow has been turned into an object – one that is bred, reared and grown to specification, as cheaply as possible, which means essentially that economies of scale dictate the means of production. Although cattle have largely escaped the excesses of intensive production compared with pigs and poultry, there are now far fewer people looking after more cows than ever before: this is as true of cattle in automated beef-lots as of those being raised on cattle stations in Latin America and Australia. If there are fewer people looking after cattle, is it obvious that the majority of beef- and veal-eaters, milk-drinkers and leather wearers have not the slightest link with cattle. As a consequence, most cattle production, transportation and slaughter goes on behind ‘closed

doors’, and it is only through investigative journalism, animal rights campaigners, environmentalists and the mass media that our current cultural views and opinions of cattle are formed. As a result, people today are generally ignorant of cattle: for example, few realize that the cow has to have a calf before she will give milk; she does not produce milk naturally for humans. In a media-informed age, you may see the cow as a staggering,

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bse-infected ‘mad cow’, an exploited ‘poor cow’, an environment- polluting ‘hoofed locust’4 or an esteemed ‘sacred cow’? Apart from the last-named, the images we are fed of cattle are essentially negative. Hopefully, this potted cultural history of cattle will reintroduce you to the bull, cow, ox and calf as your ancestors would have viewed them: in a positive light, as fearsome adversaries, mythical beings, as mobile wealth and respected animal companions. bull : entire male cow : female who has produced a calf heifer : young female who is yet to calve ox : castrated male used as a source of power steer : castrated male used for beef production


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‫نظمي وقتك ومجهودك‬ ‫أول ما ينبغي فعله هو حسن تقسيم الوقت‪،‬‬ ‫فال تهملي األنشطة الرياضية والترفيهية في‬ ‫سبيل إتاحة أكبر قدر ممكن من الوقت للدراسة‬ ‫فتصابني بامللل واإلحباط‪ ،‬وكذلك ال تتسرعي في‬ ‫احلكم على املواد الدراسية بأنها صعبة‪.‬‬ ‫أضيفي حلجرة املذاكرة مزيدا من البهجة‬ ‫واإلشراق وأعيدي ترتيبها في جو يخلو من الرتابة‬ ‫املعهودة‪ .‬اقتني أفضل األدوات‬ ‫املكتبية واحرصي على‬

‫اختيار األلوان املشرقة لألقالم والكشاكيل‬ ‫واجعلي لكل مادة كشكوال بلون مختلف مييزها‪.‬‬

‫جدولي مهامك اليومية‬ ‫االستعانة بجدول زمني تساعد فى توفير الوقت‬ ‫الالزم للقيام بجميع األنشطة واملهام على قدر‬ ‫واحد من الكفاءة والتركيز‪ ،‬فبدال من االهتمام‬ ‫بشيء على حساب اآلخر‪ ،‬هناك فرصة كبيرة‬ ‫في التوفيق بني جميع األنشطة عند إيجاد‬ ‫مذكرة بأهمية كل منها‪ ،‬مما ال يدع‬ ‫مجاال للتجاهل أو اإلهمال‪.‬‬

‫استعيني باألقران‬ ‫ال عيب في االستعانة‬ ‫بزمالء الدراسة للمساعدة‬ ‫عند املرور مبشكالت في الفهم‪،‬‬

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‫فال تخجلي من االعتراف بعدم الفهم أو إيجاد‬ ‫صعوبة في استساغة بعض املواد‪ ،‬فالعيب ليس‬ ‫في عدم الفهم إمنا في التقصير‪ .‬قد يساعدك‬ ‫االستذكار في جماعات على تبادل اخلبرات‬ ‫والتعرف على أمور قد تبدو صعبة عند التعامل‬ ‫معها فرديا‪ ،‬فاحرصي على ذلك وادعي صديقاتك‬ ‫إلى منزلك وانتقلي معهن ملنازل األخريات لكسر‬ ‫امللل والرتابة‪ .‬عالوة على ذلك‪ ،‬التعامل اجلماعي‬ ‫مع املشكالت سيمنحك إحساسا مبشاركة‬ ‫اآلخرين لك في املعاناة وأنك لست وحدك من‬ ‫يجد صعوبات في الدراسة‪.‬‬

‫استشيري األصدقاء‬ ‫استكماال ملا سبق ذكره في الفقرة السابقة‪،‬‬ ‫يجدر بك استشارة األصدقاء في أدق الصغائر فيما‬ ‫يتعلق باحلياة املدرسية‪ ،‬واستعيني دائما باآلراء‬ ‫احلكيمة‪ .‬ال تدعي فرصة للعالقات العاطفية مع‬ ‫األقران من البنني تضعف من تركيزك أو تأخذ قدرا‬ ‫كبيرا من اهتمامك‪ ،‬فاألهم هو الدراسة والتركيز‬ ‫واجعلي األولوية دائما للنجاح والتفوق‪.‬‬


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Surviving your child's first-ever day at school When I was a kid, I never understood why all parents said that they cried on their children's first days at school. I would actually laugh when moms described the intense emotions involved in a kid's transition into preschool or kindergarten. Why, I thought, would anyone make such an ordinary milestone so emotional? Then, of course, I had my own child. And, as everyone warned me, I was just a few blinks away from turning around and seeing not a baby, not a toddler, but a preschooler -- ready for school with a backpack full of crayons and scissors. Holy cow -- this is that feeling they were all talking about, huh? There are plenty of survival guides in the market for helping your child cope with his first day at school, but we moms need a little school day TLC, as well. Here are a few mom-to-mom tips for handling your child's transition from "baby" into "student." 1. Pat yourself on the back. When I saw my precious little girl getting ready to tackle the wild world of preschool, a flood of emotions hit me. They included memories, hopes, dreams, and fears. Most powerfully, though, they contained that pressing question: Have I done a good job? For the past three and a half years, I've been my child's 24/7 teacher, mother, friend, and guide. And now, as I prepare to watch her transition into a world independent of me, I deserve to give myself credit. Yes, I've done a good job. And, if you're emotional about your child's first day at school, you've certainly done a good job, too. 2. Remember that you're still a mom. When another person has your child for 20 to 30 hours per week, it's easy to feel crowded out, or somehow less important. But the fact of the matter is that, while you are no longer the center of your child's universe, you are still her mother. Bear in mind, as you prepare for your child's first day of school, that this is not the end of your tenure as a parent. This is simply a step into the next chapter. Hold the mywork-is-done tears until your child graduates from high school or college or, better yet, recognize that you'll remain Mama for the rest of your life. 3. Take pictures. Remember how quickly these last few years have passed, since you watched your child grow from a blip on an ultrasound to a backpack-toting pupil? Yeah, I don't remember much about that, either. Your kid's childhood is flying by at the speed of light, and moments that seem permanent now will quickly fade into the mists of memory. Take lots of photographs of your child's first school day. You'll treasure these fleeting images in the years to come. 4. Stay positive. Keep a good attitude about your child's first day at school. If you seem to be upset about it, your attitude is likely to rub off on your kids and trigger anxieties and behavioral disturbances. If your rising kindergartner happens to catch you crying -- or if you outright burst into tears while hugging her goodby -- make sure that you explain that these are "happy tears." Let your child know that you are excited and proud for her, and that you know she will enjoy school.

5. Live for the moment. Don't focus all of your energy right now on your memories of your child's past as a helpless newborn, and don't focus your mind's eye on her future as valedictorian or a Harvard graduate. Instead, keep your mind on the here and now. The past is over and the future is unknown. What you do know is that you have a child, that your child is going to school for the first time, and that you owe it to your entire family to be as present as possible for this wonderful occasion. You will never again have the chance to send your child off to his first-ever day of school. Enjoy this very special day while it lasts. The next time you turn around, you'll be hearing "Pomp and Circumstance."


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Popcorn

have always been a part of the movie going experience. For some decades, it’s been a crowd favorite when watching a good motion picture. It’s a habit, as comforting and delicious while watching the film itself. The movie theatre lights goes dark, the motion picture rolls and your hand unfettered by guilt, as it reach for the munchies. Popcorn, can be so nutritious as long as you avoid the butter flavour kind, right? Guess again… Records suggest that popcorn is probably the movie goers’ real foe. Theatre popcorn might be using the worst possible oil. Coconut oil is actually two times as bad as lard in relation to raising cholesterol , and 70 percent of cinema theatres pop in it. Studies also shows that a 16-cup, medium-size container of popcorn, cooked in coconut oil, and without having topping, contains 901 calories plus a enormous 60 grms of fat, 43 of them saturate. That’s more than two day’s price of the recommended limit for artery-clogging saturated fats. There are civic movements targeted for theatres who utilize coconut oil to cease and provide air-popped corn

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to moviegoers instead. Why do cinemas choose popcorns prepared in coconut oil? Clearly, people like the taste of coconut oil. Coconut oil produces the very best aroma and taste than that of an air-popped popcorns. It also pops more kernels and doesn’t catch on fire easily as other oils. While many theatres prefer oil, others have conceded to take a much healthier route. Some switch to canola oil, which happens to be reduced in saturated fat content. The thing is, it is a little more expensive than coconut oil. Civic volunteers who protested popcorns cooked in coconut oil, pleaded the usage of canola oil as a substitute. Number of theatres promised to transform to canola oil over coconut oil. But changing the oil or using not one at all may ignore a still healthier solution. Says Alice Lichtenstein, a nutritional biochemist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Target Aging at Tuft’s University, “Most people could do something really radical once they go to the movies. They could simply not eat while seeing a movie”.


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Mysterious Reason of Why Woman Live Longer than Men - Uncovered! So why DO men really live shorter than women, on average? Well, these pictures might finally provide some solid evidence to the science community...

Anders Rasmusse

Mystery explained? Why women live longer Since I started studying biology/neuroscience I have always been puzzled by the fact that no one has yet been able to explain why we age. This question may not have a simple answer. Perhaps it is one of those questions (like "what is life?") that will never really be answered, but rather re-formulated. My own conclusion based on what I have read until now is that many different factors are involved in aging, including but not limited to: 1) buildup of toxic materials in the body from the environment as well as waste from your own body and 2) damage to DNA. One related mystery is why women live longer than men? What is the cause of this unfair order? Until I read an article in Scientific American I always assumed that guys simply do more stupid things that sometimes kill us... The next explanation that comes to mind is that maybe our lives are just tougher, after all we always did all the difficult things while the women merely sits in their chairs, gossiping, problem solved, right?

Apparently not. It turns out that guys stupid behavior cannot account for the difference, and the latter explanation also fails because guess what, girls have been working to. Also, in the western world today men and women do pretty much the same things, and still we die earlier. Why? The article in Scientific American suggests that the reason we die and the reason women live longer is that our self-repair mechanisms breaks down and that women's repair mechanism lasts longer and are more effective than men's. It is as if, after a certain number of decades, the body says that this body is now so crappy that it is no longer worth fixing, you will now be a burden for others so I will not repair you any longer. Why would women have better repair? Because they give birth, and giving birth can be traumatic for many parts of the body. In order to recover from childbirth women need very effective repair mechanisms and as a side-effect of that, they also live longer...


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HOMEWORK FOR GROWN UPS EVERYTHING YOU LEARNED AT SCHOOL... BUT CAN YOU REMEMBER? -------------------- QUIZ -------------------1 How many wings does a butterfly have?

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Find 15 common words, each of which contains one of the 15 double letters given below. For example, a word containing “bb” is ribbon.

2 Which river is the longest in France? 3 Who is older - Kristin Scott Thomas or Kate Winslet?

aa bb cc dd ff gg hh ii kk mm nn rr uu ww zz

4 In which county is Bodmin Moor? skiing, bookkeeper, hammer, inn, error, vacuum, powwow, puzzle

ANSWERS:Among the answers are: bazaar, bubble, accept, add, off, egg, hitchhiker,

5 Which compass point is opposite North-north-west? 6 Which Thomas wrote The Mayor of Casterbridge? 7 Which trade was abolished in 1807 in the British Empire? 8 Which chess piece should be protected at all costs?

TRACKING TRIANGLE How many triangles are there in the figure below:

9 What two colours are on the Austrian flag? 10 In which country was there a North v South civil war from 1861-65? 11 How many players are in a netball team? 12 Where in Britain are the Royal Botanic Gardens? BCE, BCH, CDF, CDH, CEF, CEH, DEF, DEG, DEH, DFG, DGH, EFG, EFH, FGH The phrase is : REMEMBER ME

13 Which ancient wall crosses England from Wallsend to

ANSWERS: There are twenty-four triangles: ABE, ABH, ACD, ACE, ACF, ACH, ADE, ADF, AEH, AFH,

Solway? 14 What colour is an aubergine? 15 Which mountain is the highest in the Alps?

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16 The artist Canaletto was associated with which Italian city?

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17 In which month is the Trooping of the Colour?

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18 Which island is also called the George Cross Island?

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20 Cox, Braeburn and Gala are all kinds of which fruit?

B R B E O R R A Z D A H W H A R T T ANSWERS: HUSKY, AGING, GIANT, ROBBER, HAZARD, THWART

19 Which children’s show did Anthea Turner present?

17. June, 18. Malta, 19. Blue Peter, 20. Apple Seven, 12. Kew, 13. Hadrians Wall, 14. Purple, 15. Mont Blanc, 16. Venice, south-east, 6. Thomas Hardy, 7. Slavery, 8.King, 9. Red/White, 10. USA, 11. ANSWERS: I. Four, 2. Loire, 3. Kristin Scott Thomas, 4. Cornwall, 5. South-


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Social Media: Officially Addictive

Hello peeps , commentators & Socializers :) I am here today with a very interesting case, a question, and some information to share and I am sure nearly all of us have been through this situation over and over. Whenever you switch between your smart phone to your laptop then come back in a distracting notification massage via your iPad ? run over to check the note @%#*&*5% is following you right now. Latest version of X software is available (insure integration with Facebook pictures), you say OK let me try it, you find yourself in facebook checking the comments and responding ... :) then you share an interesting piece of news on Twitter so it might get retweeted and so on.. Instantaneous flow of information that comes from all sides tied to a device or application or news outlet.

The Question of the Hour : Is Social Media Addictive ? In a previous article I mentioned how social media makes you feel good, as its part of socializing , engaging with other opinions, hearing good things about a status or a link you posted actually increases the hormone of happiness and satisfaction called "Dopamine" a feel good chemical in the body . In a recent study conducted to 18-20 year old students asking them to stay off online media (Unplugged) for 2 to 4 days, eventually on day 3 they started showing some drawbacks similar to drug addiction, later on they began sneaking to the restrooms trying to check out their status ... and timelines! Going without media meant, in their world going without their friends and family. One student wrote that texting and instant messaging friends gives a feeling of comfort: "When I did not have those two luxuries, I felt quite alone and secluded from my life! " By that behaviors stated to change, during meals, meetings, in bed, first thing in the morning ... Where quality face-to-face meeting took another shape of Skype meetings, face time via mobiles started to replace many of the well known form of personal interaction and you end up facing the laptop or your mobile all day long & all night long . With the media and different tools and application expanding , we officially will lose our human natural sense of belonging, live in silos

and passively removing ourselves from the Social Map, and this is the real serious! some worse cases are being treated in professional centers in Asia, rest of mild usage to social media try to monitor and time limit their access to 2-3 times a day, teens and under 26 year olds are more likely to be active during their break hours (bed time, morning time, waiting times ...restrooms :/ they don’t mind to be interrupted by a notification either, Unlike the above 30’s are more distracted by the same during work or their resting time. 56% don’t mind checking their Facebook once a day. 32% would actually check out a website or a link while having a meal. 72% check their Twitter every other hour or whenever mentioned. 47% of Twitter users mainly share news & links to latest news. Source : Retrevo.com - stats of the world


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This will bring us to a very exciting devices related fact , that Iphonners are considered the most social media active users , and online engagers with relevant media and or application , as for my own opinion this is very true in this part of the world according the amazing adoption to this device and the apple world , infinite options of application with all sharing features and integration , whatsaap ranks the King among all the rest of the messaging applications as of now , soon to be (ichat) ... am sure you all agree. So, I would recommend to all my dear Addicts and Social geeks ;) to try minimizing your online on phone focus & maximize your real time interactions , don’t leave Facebook or other social media sites open in a web browser tab all the time. Try it until I See you next Month :)

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Einstein wrote this quiz last century. He said that 98% of the people in the world cannot solve the quiz.

FACTS: 1. There are 5 houses in 5 different colours. 2. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. 3. These five owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet. 4. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same beverage.

HERE’S THE QUESTION:

Who owns the FISH?

Hints: 1. The Brit man lives in the red house. 2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets. A design was prepared by communication students for Media unplugged campaign :)

3. The Dane drinks tea. 4. The green house is on the left of the white house. 5. The green house owner drinks coffee. 6. The person who smokes Pall Mall keeps birds as pets. 7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill. 8. The man living in the house right in the centre, drinks milk. 9. The Norwegian lives in the first house. 10. The man who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats. 11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill. 12. The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer. 13. The German smokes Prince. 14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house 15. The man, who smokes Blend, has a neighbour who drinks water.

Let us know what you think! Email us at:

hello@citypageskuwait.com This is a gift map for your mind to find a way to focus in today’s huge distraction world.

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A Seasoned Marketer! This month we took the time to meet and get to know Lina Fouad AlSaleh and share it with you. Lina studied communication arts in Boston. Since then she has been helping businesses create a powerful presence in different sectors. With over 18 years of marketing experience she knows what companies must do to separate themselves from the competition and dominate in the arena. She is warm, inviting, patient and kind and share some very interesting thoughts with us. If you are one of those who are keen to know more about Lina, this interview is a must read.

Jameel Arif

Hi Lina

Please introduce yourself to our readers? My name is Lina Fouad Alsaleh. I am a Kuwaiti, who studied communication arts from Boston U.S.A, and I have been working in Kuwait since 1992.

Tell us about your education? I finished high school in Kuwait then decided to study abroad. The first 6 months were very difficult but then I got into their lifestyle and really enjoyed every moment in the States with college and people and learnt how to depend on myself.

What does your role as a Special Projects Manager entail? Project Manager is responsible for everything that is required to make the project a success whether directly or indirectly. We as project managers have a direct responsibility for the activities of all project participants, project tasks, and deliverables.

What were your previous work experiences? I worked in several places as a Media & Marketing Supervisor such as KPC, Al Masaleh Real estate, and Real estate bank.

What are your hobbies? I don’t have a specific hobby but I like adventure and experiencing new activities, however I enjoy all kinds of sports and reading.

Are you an early bird or night owl? Nice question. Obviously on week days, I prefer to be an early and active bird,

on weekends I don’t mind being a night owl.We all deserve some quality time on weekend with our friends.

What is the best birthday present you ever received? I don’t know, but on my birthday receiving a phone call from my parents is worth more than every gift I have ever got.

What do you like most about your job? Honestly, I like the whole team from all department and our management department. I learned a lots from them, in terms of their strategies and future plans. We all work as a family which is the number one success in my job.

Who or what are your influences? A person who had an influence on my life... You see there is always a time in one’s life when a hero comes along. Somebody who has inspired me and helped me with understanding what life is about. My number one hero is my father.

Can you share any of your childhood memories? I have a lot of childhood memories growing up. I remember being just 5 old living in Shaab area and literally playing outdoors just about every day. Running, riding bikes, playing football in the garden with my brother. The only time I can remember watching TV was Donnie & Marie Osmond every Thursday.

What is your favourite gadget? I have an iPhone and a Blackberry. Both are good for emails. However, iPhone has a better camera and faster internet. They both have their pros & cons but overall I’d say they are my favourite gadgets.


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What kind of music do you listen? I feel the kind of music you listen to should depend on your mood and occasion. If you are too tired you should listen to music which would relax you. If you are sad you should listen to some nice romantic music. Over all I love music it gives me energy.

Something you never forget to do before going to bed? I would write a simple list of things that need to be picked up or done the next day and make sure the house is cleaned and shinny.

Something you cannot leave the house without? Wallet, keys, my purse, dettol wipes and a hoodie. If I go to the mall I get cold pretty easily.

What is your criteria for choosing friends? They say you can judge a person by the friends he keeps and I think this is true on several levels. But many life coaches know that the friends you have also shape who you are. You spend a lot of time with your friends and you look to them for approval and support. So their influence can be large. Quran's criteria that I like: “Choose the right friends because the wrong selection can destroy your entire life.�

Tell us of your professional achievements? My greatest achievement is making a positive impact on others lives and seeing where their choices take them.

How important is Social Media as a marketing tool these days? Social media has become a part of daily life for many internet users. Social media is primarily an avenue for personal communications between individuals. However, many Social Media sites have evolved and people have found ways to use them for business purposes as well. Such as - Social book making, facebook, twitter, blogs, wikes and media sharing sites.

What are your future plans or goals? My long term goals involves growing with a company where I can continue

to learn, take on additional responsibilities and contribute as much of value as I can.

Your message for aspiring students in PR and Marketing? You should always manage your time, this to me is number one. In order to be a good PR & Marketing employee you have to exhibits promptness, good attendance, efficiency, attention to details and is presentable. Whether working with public or interacting with co-workers on amicable demeanour is desirable. No one wants to deal with someone who is rude, defensive or otherwise obnoxious.

Your message for us at CityPages? I am so happy for this opportunity you've given me. And I would like to thank you for interviewing me for your magazine. Thank you!


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Reebok Helps Athletes Do What Comes Naturally with the Launch of RealFlex Footwear In-stores across the Middle East starting September 1st, 2011

In recent years, two new categories have emerged in the running and training footwear market: barefoot and extreme lightweight, “minimalist” footwear. Today, Reebok introduces RealFlex, a running and training shoe that delivers on the promise of both of these categories. RealFlex is truly the best of both worlds – it’s natural movement. Perfected. RealFlex features 76 independent “sensors” on the bottom of the shoe strategically positioned to adapt to all training surfaces. These “sensors” work together throughout an athlete’s stride, promoting natural movement and flexibility, while protecting them from the elements associated with barefoot running. The result is a shoe that delivers all the benefits of barefoot running with the protection of a traditional athletic shoe. “With RealFlex, we set out to create a shoe that promotes true natural movement, but also provided athletes with the protection and versatility they need,” said Yan Martin, Head of Reebok’s Men’s Strategic Business Unit. “The benefits of natural movement – improved flexibility, balance and body awareness - are well documented for runners, but our challenge was to provide these benefits in a shoe that allows athletes to do more than simply run.” With its minimalist construction on the upper, RealFlex delivers a “sock like” feel to the athlete. When combined with the 76 “sensors” on the bottom of the shoe, RealFlex promotes and enhances natural movement in a way that allows the athlete to move the way nature intended.

“Barefoot or natural running makes a lot of sense from a biomechanics standpoint because all the shock absorption happens in your muscles, not your joints,” said Reebok’s Head of Advanced Innovation, Bill McInnis. “The problem is that natural running works best in the natural world, not on man-made surfaces. In creating RealFlex technology, we took everything that works with natural running and made it work in today’s world. Simply put, RealFlex is natural movement perfected.” McInnis added that RealFlex is another example of Reebok’s focus on creating technologies whose benefits are immediately apparent to the user when they put the product on. “At Reebok, we’re committed to developing ‘technologies you can feel.’ We want the athlete to feel the technology and experience something unique. Whether it’s ZigTech, EasyTone or RealFlex, we have products that leave no doubt about the benefit.” RealFlex is available for men and women in three distinct colorways. For men, it is offered in Steel/Excellent Red; Black/Pure Sliver/Buff Blue; Black/ Carbon/White; Black/Pure Silver/Sushi Green and Steel/White/Black. For women, RealFlex is offered in Steel/Overtly Pink; and Steel/ Sushi Green/White. RealFlex is available across the Middle East on September 1st and retails at AED 365 and AED 385.


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Rebekah Keat of Australia is congratulated after crossing the line to win the Challenge Copenhagen Triathlon

Tim Berkel of Australia bites his medal after winning the Men's Challenge Copenhagen Triathlon

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swims were followed by fast bike times and after Johnsen caught Berkel coming into the final 8 km on the run, the two triathletes tried to do serious damage to each other's legs, each trying to get the gap that would secure the win. Finally in the last few km Berkel found the extra speed and pulled away from Johnsen and got a good lead very late in the race and took home his second consecutive title at KMD Challenge Copenhagen despite a four-minute penalty on the bike. Finish time: 8:11:15 (swim 48:24, bike 4:33:18, run 2:46:16). "I'm over the moon to defend my title because I've never done that before. I love this beautiful city of Copenhagen and the crowd was amazing again this year. Jimmy made me work hard today, I was grinding my teeth towards the and was going as hard as I could," the happy two time winner Tim Berkel said after the race. A four-minute time penalty for drafting meant a frustrated Berkel was going hard on the run. "I was a little disappointed by the penalty. I felt good on the bike and Bastie and I rode away towards the end so the penalty was very frustrating. After I served I started running angry and ran a ridiculous pace and had to calm myself down and settle in at a slower pace. I had Jimmy and Dejan breathing down my neck, so I got my nutrition and water in and I think Jimmy had worked hard to catch me. I managed to pull away towards the end but sprinting that last 8 km is something you don't wanna do in an iron distance race," Berkel tells us. For Jimmy Johnsen it was as close as it could be for him to win his home ground race, but the strong Dane had to settle for second place only 35 sec-

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Tim Berkel (AUS) has reclaimed his title at KMD Challenge Copenhagen in a race that was closely fought until the final few metres. The final 8 kilometres on the run was shoulder to shoulder as defending champion Tim Berkel and home town favorite Jimmy Johnsen of Denmark battled it out for a close and very exciting finish of the 3,8 km swim, 180 km bike and 42,2 km run that had over 100,000 spectators on the edge of there seats in downtown Copenhagen.

Asa Lundstrom of Denmark celebrates crossing the line in second place during the Challenge

onds back after one of the most exciting iron-finishes of the year. Johnsen swam 47:40, biked 4:36:55 and ran a 2:44:02 marathon. The top two athletes recognised great performances from the opponent and hugged at the finish line while third placed Dejan Patrcevic (CRO) crossed the line just in front of Danish future hope Mads Vittrup-Pedersen who took 4th with an amazing 2:38:59 marathon. Biking powerhouse BjĂśrn Andersson (SWE) had a solid swim in 3rd position, hammered the bike for a 4:19:47 best-of-the-day bike split, but faded heavily on the run and withdrew after about 28 km of the run. The women's race was much less close as last year's winner Rebekah Keat from Australia hammered the course like it was 2010 and finished off with a 3:05:02 marathon to reclaim her title with a blistering 8:52:42 finish. It was her fifth iron distance race under nine hours, two of them here in Copenhagen. "I tried to focus on having a solid swim and not having to work too hard on the bike. I wanted to try to get my run legs back in this race and run around the three hours that is my level so that was great. Each lap the crowd just got bigger on the run, the second lap was good, third amazing and fourth incredible, I have never seen a crowd this big and it was fantastic today," said Keat. "Despite my big lead late in the run I'm not the type that's backing off, it's not in me, and I always run as hard as I can. I wasn't happy with my last two 3:13'ish marathons, so I wanted to show I could run fast. I'm happy about my marathon performance today but would love to crack three hours again." KMD Challenge Copenhagen is part of the global Challenge Family of long distance triathlons featuring 13 races on three continents.


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Send Your Kids Back to School with a Smile If it wasn’t for seeing an end in sight to the insane temperatures we’ve been seeing in Kuwait this summer, we’d be almost sad that summer is coming to a close. Summer is a fun time for everyone. The kids- whether they’re in first grade or high school- love the break from school, and parents, although we deny it at times, love having the opportunity to spend more time with their kids. Nevertheless, summer has to end at some point, and a lot has to be done to make sure the kids start the new school year with everything they need and as smoothly as possible. New clothes for school, a never-ending shopping list of school supplies, new lunchboxes and backpacks, general checkups and physicals are all things that have to be taken care of before your kids embark on this next chapter of their childhood, but what about their dental care? Is a dental checkup on your child’s back-to-school list? If not, it should be. Visiting the dentist is a vital part of maintaining overall health. Going to the dentist as a child is incredibly important because it sets the stage for lifelong dental health, which is a huge component of healthy living.

Dr. Nazia Nausheen It’s this time of the year that once they have left home in the morning, most kids won’t come back home until mid-afternoon, some even later if they stay for after-school-care. Let’s face it, even if we asked, or forced them to include a toothbrush set into their lunch pack, there is going to be only a small chance our children will actually use it. Time pressure, peer pressure – brushing teeth after school lunch is just not cool. So how are we to maintain their dental health while they are away from home?

Here are some tips: Eat before leaving, and then brush well. Let’s not make our kids’ teeth the victims of our multi-tasking, ever moving bad habits. Eating breakfast in the car or bus on the way to school may seem to save time, but can become a costly savings on the expense of our dental health. Teeth are best be brushed after each meal, but at least the two main meal times, morning and evening, should be observed. Besides taking good care of your teeth, having breakfast unhurried and as an enjoyable part of the day serves more purposes than preserving our teeth: It is also good to start the day in the company of our family and friends, or next to a good book, and promotes general well-being by allowing our body to digest without hurry the food we just ate. Water, water and more water. As alluring as soft drinks and juices may be, reserve them for at-home pleasure. Most contain citric acid, which, like any acid will “eat through” surfaces it comes in contact with, and often large amounts of sugar, which are equally bad for our

teeth. Water, on the other hand, will not only NOT bring these substances into our children’s mouth, but help flush away larger left over debris and extra sugars from lunch. Avoid an over abundance of starchy snacks like cookies and chips. Like soft drinks, their nutritional value is minimal, and the damage starch-turned-sugar over the duration of the afternoon can do is really not worth the short enjoyment at lunch time. As with sweetened drinks, best reserve for dessert at home. Provide tooth friendly healthy snacks for toddlers and day-care children. Younger children need to eat more often during the day to keep their energy level up. If your child is at a day care center, you can still protect their teeth by following the above mentioned tips, and then offer fruit, whole grain foods and snacks with natural fibers or nuts. No, I am not proposing you become a “health nut” or have to eat all organic, just think “tooth friendly”. But, I will strongly suggest you to visit a newly opened specialised clinic for Kids in Kuwait 'Kidz Smile', which I found to be highly professional and really keeps kids in mind while treating them with their dental needs. Kidz Smile is located on the 15th floor of Mazaya Tower in Jabriya on the 4th Ring Road. You may fix your appointment by calling them at: 22269431/2/3.


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Causes of High Cholesterol Your body needs some cholesterol. But if you have too much—of the wrong kind—it starts to build up in your arteries. Cholesterol is produced naturally by the liver, and also comes from eating certain foods, such as eggs and red meat. Too much of the bad kind, LDL cholesterol, raises your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other conditions. Low levels of the good kind, HDL cholesterol, can have the same effect.

Your diet Eating too much saturated fat (like the kind found in this classic breakfast) can cause high cholesterol. You will find this unhealthy fat in foods that come from animals. Beef, pork, veal, milk, eggs, butter, and cheese contain saturated fat. Packaged foods that contain coconut oil, palm oil, or cocoa butter may have a lot of saturated fat. You will also find saturated fat in stick margarine, vegetable shortening, and most cookies, crackers, chips, and other snacks.

Your weight Your belly isn't just bad for your social life. Being overweight may increase triglycerides and decrease HDL, or good cholesterol. Losing that gut can go a long way toward improving your beach bod, too.

Your activity level

Your age and gender

Hey, get off that couch and get moving. Lack of physical activity may increase LDL, or bad cholesterol, and decrease HDL, or good cholesterol.

After you reach age 20, your cholesterol levels naturally begin to rise. In men, cholesterol levels generally level off after age 50. In women, cholesterol levels stay fairly low until menopause, after which they rise to about the same level as in men.

Your family history Aren't they cute? But they can be dangerous, even when they're not gossiping about each other. If family members have high cholesterol, you may also.

Your overall health Don't skip your annual physical, and be sure to have your doc explain your heart disease risk. Having certain diseases, such as diabetes or hypothyroidism, may cause high cholesterol.

Cigarette smoking Come on, you already know this one. Smoking can lower your good cholesterol. And it can kill you. So why not quit smoking?


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Sweet potatoes are complex carbohydrates which means they digest more slowly than white potatoes and therefore will not cause your blood sugar to spike. Sweet potatoes are virtually fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium. One cup (200 grams) of cooked sweet potatoes has 180 calories. Just two thirds of a cup of sweet potatoes provides 100% of the USRDA for Vitamin E, without the unwanted fat. Sweet potatoes provide many other essential nutrients including Vitamin B6, potassium and iron. Sweet potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber which helps to promote a healthy digestive tract. Sweet potatoes have more fiber than oatmeal. Many people use the terms sweet potato and yam interchangeably. However, they are different vegetables and sweet potatoes are much more nutritious. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin A (beta carotene) and Vitamin C. These powerful antioxidants have healing properties that have been

known to play a role in reducing inflammation and restoring cells. These antioxidants can also help conditions such as arthritis, asthma and diabetes, as well as aid to prevent conditions such as emphysema, heart disease and even colon cancer.

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) ranked the sweet potato number one in nutrition of all vegetables. "Points were given for content of dietary fiber, naturally occurring sugars and complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Points were deducted for fat content (especially saturated fat), sodium, cholesterol, added refined sugars and caffeine. The higher the score, the more nutritious the food." Baked sweet potato was awarded a score of 184 points, while the next nearest vegetable (baked potato) received only 83 points. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of manganese, copper, dietary fiber, Vitamin B6, potassium and iron. The following nutritional facts are for one large sweet potato (200g) baked in skin without salt.

It's best to cook sweet potatoes whole if possible because most of their nutrients are near the skins. The skins are very easy to remove after they have been cooked. You can top baked sweet potatoes with butter and salt, or sugar and cinnamon if you prefer.

SELECTING & STORING SWEET POTATOES Choose sweet potatoes that are without cracks or soft spots. They should be firm to the touch. The sweet potato has yellow or orange flesh inside, but its thin skin can be yellow, orange, red, brown, white or even purple. Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dry, dark place. They should keep fresh for about a week. Don't place them in the refrigerator but rather in a well-ventilated but cool cupboard.

BAKED SWEET POTATOES lBefore cooking, wash the sweet potatoes well. lBrush each potato with vegetable oil. lPreheat over to 400 degrees F. lPierce the skin with a fork. lPlace

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on oven rack and bake for 40-50 minutes until tender. lRemove from oven and prick with fork to release steam.

MICROWAVED SWEET POTATOES lWash and pierce the sweet potatoes. lPlace

the potatoes on a paper towel in microwave oven. lCook two sweet potatoes on high for 6-8 minutes. lMore potatoes will obviously take longer.

BOILED SWEET POTATOES lWash and pierce the sweet potatoes. lPlace whole potatoes in a large pot. lCover completely with water. lBoil approximately 30 minutes for 5 medium sweet potatoes.


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Giving Medicine to Your Toddler The hassle of giving medicine to your toddler sometimes seems worse than his illness. Here are some tips on handling this struggle. Here are some tips that creative parents have shared concerning their successful negotiations with reluctant medicine takers. Most medicines come in various flavors and are made by various manufacturers. If your child requires a certain generic type of medicine, try out different brands to find the one that's most palatable for your kid. Remember that brand name and ask for the same one in the future. Generally, it's not recommended to put medicines in a glass of juice or milk unless this method is approved by your doctor. Use a graduated syringe rather than a spoon to measure appropriate doses. The syringe must be graduated in cc's or ml's. Five cc's or ml's equals one teaspoon. When you have more than one child, try the following trick. Your twoyear-old will not want to be left out of anything good. Pass a spoonful of medicine around to the other kids and have them pretend to drink it, after which they must give an approving yum-yum sign. Your toddler will not want to miss out on the "goodies." Some kids are better pill takers than liquid swallowers. Some medicines come in better-tasting chewable forms, even for the two-year-old. If your child simply won't swallow an unpalatable liquid,

ask for the medication in capsule or pill form, crunch it up in a spoon, adding a little of camouflaging with his favorite food. Play imaginative medicine-taking games like the following: The spoonful of medicine flies like a plane and lands in baby's open mouth. Run and bite—toddler takes a short run and does a quick "pit stop" to take his spoonful of medicine. Babies often "forget" that they're really taking medicine if it is given throughout part of a play activity. Occasionally, bribery is warranted, like the Mary Poppins technique of "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." Use a piece of sugarless candy or a nutritious cookie. The use of hand puppets should also entice the reluctant medicine taker. Pretend to give the medicine to the open mouth of the hand puppet, or get the puppet to ask your baby to take his medicine. Most two-year-olds can't be fooled with this, but they like to play the game in any case. As you are marketing the medicine, make sure to give affirming prompts to your child like "Medicine is good for baby." When all else fails, obtain the medicine in pill form, crush, and make a paste out of the pill. With your fingertip full of the medicine paste, place a little amount at a time on the inside of your toddler's cheek. Even though a few of them don't often like to take medicine, they should trust this approach.


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Dear Readers,

LANA AL-RESHEED

Director of Marketing & PR

The Convention Centre and Royal Suites - Kuwait Twitter: @LanaAlresheed

Hope you all enjoyed your Eid.!

This month, I will be discussing Public Relations (PR) and its importance in marketing. Public Relations activities aim to cultivate a strong and positive image of the organization to the public and to its stakeholders. Similar to effective advertising and promotions, effective public relations often depends on designing and implementing a well-designed public relations plan. The plan often includes description of what you want to convey and to whom, how you plan to convey it, who will be responsible to convey it and by when, and how much money is budgeted to fund these activities. Similar to advertising and promotions, a media plan and calendar can be very useful, which specifies what media methods to be used and when. Most companies or organization have a dedicated department to handle such activities. The main goal of a public relations department is to enhance a company’s reputation. Staff that work in public relations, or as it is commonly known, PR, are skilled publicists. They are able to present a company or individual to the world in the best light. The role of a public relations department can be seen as a reputation protector. The business world of today is extremely competitive. Companies need to have an edge that makes them stand out from the crowd, something that makes them more appealing and interesting to both the public and the media.

to have been tarred with the image of constant partying and networking to find new contacts. The reality is usually long hours and hard work for anyone involved in public relations. There are certain skills necessary to work in the world of PR. These include a very high level of communication skills, written and verbal. The PR person must also be very adept at multitasking and time management. He or she may also have some form of media background or training in order to understand how the media and advertising work. Organizational and planning skills are also important in public relations. Some common myths about PR are: u

Public relations provide a service for the company by helping to give the public and the media a better understanding of how the company works. Within a company, public relations can also come under the title of public information or customer relations. These departments assist customers if they have any problems with the company. They are usually the most helpful departments, as they exist to show the company at their best.

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The Museum of London

The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Prehistoric to the present day. It is part of the striking Barbican complex and very close to Barbican Centre. John Miller

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Barbican Centre is a big complex of buildings that was created in the 1960s and 70s on the place where the German bombings caused much damage to London during the War. The impressive Barbican Centre is also close to St Paul’s Cathedral, (about five minutes walk), and overlooks the remains of the Roman City wall. This part of London is one of the oldest and now known as: - The City, it houses the financial district with all its banks, stock exchanges and other financial institutes. The Museum of London is primarily concerned with the social history of London and its inhabitants during the period from Prehistoric to present. The Museum of London opened in 1976 and holds a large number of important collections that were previously located in Kensington Palace.. The Architects who designed and build the Museum of London were Philip Powell and Hidalgo Moya and they used an innovative approach to the project. One of these remarkable approaches was that there was only one route through the museum, starting in the prehistoric section and following the galleries until the visitors ended up in the present days. The museum comprises a series of chronological galleries containing original artifacts, models, pictures and diagrams, with a strong emphasis on archaeological discoveries, the built city, urban development and London's social and cultural life, with interactive displays and activities for all ages.

London Wall Just outside The Museum of London you can also see some remains of the Roman City Wall, better known as “the London Wall” In 2008 the Museum of London opened a refurbished gallery which contains the historical period from the English Civil War until the Great Fire of London in 1666. This gallery is called War, Plague and Fire The museum had a £20million redevelopment which was completed in May 2010. This is its biggest investment since opening in 1976.


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The re-design, by London-based architects Wilkinson Eyre, tell the story of London and Londoners from the Great Fire of 1666 to the present day. The transformation includes four new galleries. The new City Gallery features large street level windows along London Wall and provides an illuminated showcase for the Lord Mayor's State Coach, which takes to the streets each November for the Lord Mayor.

The Galleries of Modern London The Galleries of Modern London increase the museum's exhibition space by 25 percent and enable the display of 7,000 objects. Star exhibits include a reconstruction of Georgian and Victorian Pleasure gardens, the foreboding wooden interior of the Wellclose debtors prison cell, an art deco lift from Selfridges department store and the puppet stars of BBC children's TV Andy Pandy and Bill and Ben

The "Expanding City" gallery covers the period 1660s to 1850. "People's City" addresses 1850 to 1940s including a Victorian walk with displays of shops and public buildings, and sections on the West End, Suffragettes, World War I and World War II, and everyday life. There is much more to see at the Museum of London and it’s certainly worth a visit.

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A recent lunch meeting with a lovely friend reminded me how much I love falafel, so naturally I had to come home and make far too many falafel patties. This recipe works just as well for deep-fried falafel balls and half the chick peas can be swapped for fava beans for a more authentic flavor. Thank you, Middle East, for this favorite savory staple!

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1. (a) 'Inc.' is short for incorporated, meaning the refrigerators. business is a legalcorporation. 6. (a) An export-import firm handles the docu2. (c) Public relations firms usually specialize in mentation and makes the shipping arrangements the generation of good publicity. A financial adviser necessary to move products from one country to would help with the financial side of the business, another. Airlines often provide the actual transwhile a merchandising expert would most likely portation, but they do not usually initiate the prohelp with marketing, sales, and advertising. cess. International travel agents usually handle 3. (b) Wholesalers sell products to other business- travel arrangements for people.

7. (b) To measure their performance, businesses use a standardized system of accounting to record and study financial data. Marketing is a general term referring to the process of get4. (a) A shareholder owns stock in a corporation. ting goods or products from the producer to the Someone who buys a particular product is called a consumer, while investing is the commitment of consumer, while a person who works for a com- money (or capital) to receive a financial reward. pany is an employee 8. (c) A conglomerate is a company that owns a 5. (a) Economists call agricultural and mineral number of businesses in various fields. A bank products 'commodities.' Collectibles are usually accepts deposits and makes loans, while a multhings people want to collect, such as antiques, tinational corporation does business in more than coins, or artwork, while durable goods are prod- two countries. Neither banks nor multinational ucts that are not depleted with use, such as cars or corporations are necessarily conglomerates. es, usually stores, which then sell directly to the public. A discount store is aretailbusiness typically selling at low prices, while a specialty store usually sells only a certain type of product.

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3. Ted tried to remember his friend's house number. He knew that there were three digits: a 5, another 5 and a 7. He could not remember the order. How many different house numbers could it be?

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5. At a factory, a baseball is put in a box that has a volume of 512 cubic inches. Each boxed baseball is then put in a larger box for shipment. The shipping box holds 24 boxed baseballs in each layer and contains a total of 96 boxed baseballs. What is the volume of the shipping box?

(a) 12,288 cubic inches

(b) 49,152 cubic inches

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1. Many businesses use the abbreviation 'Inc.,' which is short for: (a) Incorporated (b) Incognito (c) In common 2. When a business wants newspapers or magazines to write something positive about its products, the business might seek help from a: (a) Financial adviser (b) Merchandising expert (c) Public relations firm 3. A business that sells products only to other businesses, not to the general public, is called a: (a) Discount store (b) Wholesaler (c) Specialty store 4. A shareholder is someone who: (a) Owns stock in a particular corporation (b) Buys a particular product (c) Works for a particular corporation 5. Economists often refer to agricultural or mineral products as: (a) Commodities (b) Collectibles (c) Durable goods 6. A business that arranges the movement of products or commodities between two countries is an: (a) Export-import firm (b) Airline (c) International travel agent 7.The system of classifying, analyzing, and interpreting financial records is known as: (a) Marketing (b) Accounting (c) Investing 8. A company that owns a number of other businesses in various fields is called a: (a) Bank (b) Multinational corporation (c) Conglomerate


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All These Things I've Done

The Night Circus

The year is 2083. Caffeine and chocolate are illegal and water is carefully rationed. All the Things I've Done is the first in a new young adult dystopian series starring Anya Balanchine, the daughter in a Russian-American mafia family that manufactures illicit chocolate. This novel includes forbidden love, a poisoned ex-boyfriend and a suspicious teen heroine.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is one of the big debuts of fall. It has gotten a lot of pre-publication buzz. Le Cirque des Reves arrives at night with no warning, bringing a tent full of wonders. Two magicians, Celia and Marco, are the center of a competition within the walls, and the center of the love story within the novel.

Philippa Gregory's historical fiction novels, such as The Constant Princess and The Other Queen, dramatize the lives of real women from history. In The Women of the Cousins' War, Gregory works with historians David Baldwin and Michael Jones to write a nonfiction account of the lives of the women involved in the War of the Roses.

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Envy: A Novel of the Fallen Angels

Arabic for Designers

Gabrielle Zevin

Neil Stephenson

REAMDE, a thriller about gold farming. Having fled to British Columbia decades ago to avoid the draft, Richard Forthrast then amassed a fortune transporting marijuana over the border to Idaho. Now he spends his time playing a powerwielding online fantasy game and his money buying viral gold and other necessaries from Chinese gold farmers and, finally, launching his own techie start-up. Alas, one of the gold farmers sets off a virtual war for dominance that could be the end of Richard.

EntreLeadership Dave Ramsey

Your company is only as strong as your leaders. These are the men and women doing battle daily beneath the banner that is your brand. Are they courageous or indecisive? Are they serving a motivated team or managing employees? Are they valued? Your team will never grow beyond you, so here’s another question to consider.Are you growing? Whether you’re sitting at the CEO’s desk, the middle manager’s cubicle, or a card table in your living-room-based startup,EntreLeadership provides the practical, step-by-step guidance to grow your business where you want it to go.

Erin Morgenstern

J. R. Ward

Officers DelVecchio and Reilly are aided in their hunt for a serial killer by a mysterious stranger enlisted to save the soul of the killer's latest victim, which is hovering between heaven and hell. The battle lines between good and evil are drawn-and the price may be nothing less than total damnation.

Salad Daze

Alex Brown & Evan George

Salad Daze comprises a recipe book of classic Hot Knives dishes as well as new recipes. Focusing on vegetables and the creation of sauces, dressings, marinades, dips, and condiments from scratch, Salad Daze is about much more than lettuce and croutons. It is about avoiding processed foodstuffs while having fun in the kitchen. Along with detailed recipes, Salad Daze will also feature sumptuous photography and the Hot Knives’ whimsical expertise about everything from food to music, beer, and bicycles.

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Fall is traditionally the biggest season in publishing. There are many new books set to be released in September, so how do you know which ones to choose? Use this September 2011 new book release calendar to find out the biggest books among the bunch. Philippa Gregory

Mourad Boutros

In Arabic for Designers, Second Edition, Mourad Boutros has overhauled his critically acclaimed primer for non-Arabic speakers who wish to implement Arabic into various visual designs, ranging from corporate to artistic. The new edition includes more pages, keeping pace with recent changes in the use of Arabic in multilingual visual marketing and design campaigns. Since the release of the first edition, the need for companies in the West and Asia to utilize Arabic has increased exponentially, and Arabic for Designers is an essential tool to do so effectively.

Animal Shelter Portraits Mark Ross

Every week thousands of abandoned dogs and cats are picked up from city streets and put into shelters, where they wait for people to adopt them. Those lucky enough to find a home leave the kennels within a couple of days; those who do not are euthanized. In Animal Shelter Portraits, photographer Mark Ross turns an unflinching eye on the unfortunate animals stranded at kill shelters. Animal Shelter Portraits provides deeply compassionate and haunting portraits of our furred friends. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to No Kill Advocacy Center, a national organization: www.nokilladvocacycenter.org


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HOLLYWOOD MOVIE RELEASES Apollo 18

I Don't Know How She Does It

Directed by: Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego

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The story follows film footage purported to have been shot by the crew of Apollo 18. This moon mission from the early 1970s was officially canceled by NASA, but according to urban legend, it actually happened. Footage shows signs of alien life, and the events of the mission are built into a thriller storyline.

Kate Reddy devotes her days to her job with a Boston-based financial management firm. At night she goes home to her adoring, recently-downsized architect husband Richard and their two young children. It’s a non-stop balancing act, the same one that Kate’s acerbic best friend and fellow working mother Allison performs on a daily basis, and that Kate’s super-brainy, child-phobic young junior associate Momo fully intends to avoid. When Kate gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he’s been hoping for—and both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate’s charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer, who begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation.

Moneyball

Love Crime

Directed by: Bennett Miller

Directed by: Alain Corneau

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Brad Pitt , Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour, Hoffman , Robin Wright, Stephen Bishop, Chris Pratt

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Ludivigne Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Mille

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Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball's conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It's more than baseball, it's a revolution - one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he's tearing out the heart and soul of the game.

When Christine, a powerful executive (Scott Thomas), brings on a naive young ingenue, Isabelle (Sagnier), as her assistant, she delights in toying with her naivete and teaching her hard lessons in a ruthless professional philosophy. But when the protege's ideas become tempting enough for Christine to pass one as her own, she underestimates Isabelle's ambition and cunning-- and the ground is set for all out war. In this devilish, propulsive thriller, Corneau sets up a the scenery expertly and his actors devour it.

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Drive

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor, Greg O'Connor

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

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Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Frank Grillo

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Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks

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An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father.

A nameless Hollywood stuntman (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a freelance getaway driver during robberies. When a bank heist goes wrong, he ends up on the run with a contract on his head and an ex-con’s girlfriend (Carey Mulligan) in his car.

Shark Night 3D Directed by: David R. Ellis Starring:

Chris Carmack, Joel David Moore, Alyssa Diaz, Sinqua Walls, Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan

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Action/Adventure/Thriller/Horror/3D

Arriving by boat at her family’s Louisiana lake island cabin, Sara (Sara Paxton) and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik (Sinqua Walls) stumbles from the salt-water lake with his arm torn off, the party mood quickly evaporates. Assuming the injury was caused by a freak wake-boarding accident, the group realizes they have to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake, and fast. But as they set out in a tiny speedboat, the college friends discover the lake has been stocked with hundreds of massive, flesh-eating sharks! As they face one grisly death after another, Sara and the others struggle desperately to fend off the sharks, get help and stay alive long enough to reach the safety of dry land.


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Abduction

Killer Elite

Directed by: John Singleton

Directed by: Gary McKendry

Starring:

Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs

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Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Dominic Purcell, Robert De Niro, Yvonne Strahovski, Aden Young

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Drama

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Taylor Lautner will star in "Abduction" as a teen who has long felt disconnected from his parents, and figures out why, which unleashes a chain of violent events.

Recounts the true story of an elite group of vigilantes drawn from the ranks of England's select paramilitary operatives, who were charged witheliminating four contract killers so deft that their hits appeared to be merely accidents.

Al Fanar Mall - your shopping destination for the luxurious brands and high-end fashions Al Fanar, is a luxurious mall located in Salem Al Mubarak Street, Salmiya City, is the first of its kind in Kuwait. Built to the highest standards, the first phase of the mall was constructed in 1997 and the second phase in 2002. Al Fanar encompasses over 12,000 square meters of architectural opulence. A perennial landmark in Kuwait, Al Fanar offers a unique and elegant shopping experience in a relaxed environment. There are more than 100 designers’ shops, restaurants and cafes in this 4 level edifice. It has a convenient basic parking areas can accommodate 250 vehicles. Valet parking is also available at the back entrance. The mall offers five stars service and amenities which are handicap accessible. Al Fanar is constantly upgrading her facilities to provide the highest quality of service, and comfortable shopping environment for their customers. Its security team is supported by a network of high-Tech cameras located in all parts of the building including the parking areas and surrounding the perimeter to ensure the security for the Mall’s Visitors 24/7. The Mall is free wireless internet spot for the customers to keep connected with their business, families and friends while shopping. With renowned international brands, superior architectural and relaxed friendly shopping experience, Al Fanar promises the best for its visitors.

Salem Al Mubarak Street, Salmiya Tel: 25720298. Fax:25720327 E-mail: alfanarmall@alfanarmall-kw.com Website: www.alfanarmall-kw.com


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Community Supported Film presents Afghan-made documentaries that provide an unseen view of the Afghan experience since 9/11 and the US-led invasion of Afghanistan “The Fruit of Our Labor” series will be released one film a day on csfilm.org September 2-September 11 Boston—Community Supported Film will release online at www.csfilm.org one Afghanmade documentary short per day from “The Fruit of Our Labor,” an intimate collection of stories about survival in war-ridden Afghanistan, starting on Friday, September 2nd, 2011 and concluding on Sunday, September 11th, 2011. Each documentary short offers a personal and first-hand point of view rarely seen or heard in the US, even after 10 years of intense media coverage. As a series, these films bring to life Afghans’ daily efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions – providing an insider perspective behind and beyond the battlefront. Seven of the 10 films focus on women and women’s issues; four of which were filmed and produced by Afghan women. Their cameras eavesdrop on the saucy banter of women as they tend to everyday tasks such as baking bread and planting seedlings, and on their consoling but firm words as they counsel each other in the aftermath of traumatic war injuries. One video short documents a woman’s search for her lost husband – one of the nations’ 1 million addicted to heroine, while a pregnant woman navigates the options for healthcare and birth control – without a functioning maternity clinic nearby. “The Fruit of Our Labor” details Afghans’ inexorable struggle to survive: from the constant quest for water for themselves and for their fields, to the humble hawking of fruit from urban pushcarts. As an organization that trains Afghan documentary filmmakers, Community Supported Film (CSFilm) works for an Afghanistan that is not abandoned and left to survive another humanitarian crisis. CSFilm’s 10-day, online airing of “The Fruit of Our Labor” on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan seeks to raise awareness worldwide of the plight of Afghans and instigate a conversation about the immediate and long-term future of Afghanistan.

The Fruit of Our Labor “The Fruit of Our Labor” has been shown at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, DC; the World Bank in Kabul, Afghanistan; the Asia Society in New York City; The Woods Hole Film Festival; Docutah Film Festival (October 12-17, 2011); Harvard, Tufts, Carnegie Mellon, and Boston Universities; and at many more screenings during a 19-city tour.

Community Supported Film CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking with a focus on their community’s social and economic development issues. Their stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable paths to a more peaceful and equitable world. In the interest of amplifying the voices and expertise of Afghans, Community Supported Film conducted an intensive five-week training of 10 Afghans in documentary production in the fall of 2010. The resulting films are gathered in the collection, “The Fruit of Our Labor,” and can be seen at csfilm.org.


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Michael Sheridan Executive Producer/Trainer for “The Fruit of Our Labor” Director of Community Supported Film Michael Sheridan has been making documentary and experimental films for nearly 20 years about people in poor and developing communities challenging the status quo and working to improve their lives. Michael has taught filmmaking for 15 years at the community and university level. He served as Senior Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia. In 2009, he began work on a documentary, Brewing Tea in a Kettle of War, about Afghan villagers’ experiences of receiving unsolicited help from outsiders. To make this film, Michael began teaching Afghans documentary filmmaking. The success of this work inspired the creation of Community Supported Film.

Producer Community Supported Film www.csfilm.org Co-Producer The Killid Group, Kabul Afghanistan www.thekillidgroup.com Funders The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation The Danish Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan The Killid Group, Kabul, Afghanistan 100′s of individual donors, like you. Thanks!


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Logitech Offers Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac

Welcome a latest digital camera of vision which is called by vision phantom vseries. This latest camera gadget comes with high quality specifications. The new phantom high speed camera is available to the users in cool designs.

Logitech has recently revealed a new wireless solar keyboard k750, comes with four differentdifferent exclusive colors for Mac version. Logitech is a world famous company for making pc gadgets. And here is latest model of logitech keyboard built-in finest features such as a Unifying nano receiver and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. It is comes with awesome PVC-free structure and oncave key-cap design.

Energizer iSurge Electronic Device This comes with 2 USB ports with 2.1 Amp output for your iPad or iphone, really awesome USB chargeable. Latest energizer isurge electronic device arrives in rotating plug so it best and perfect for oddly-place outlet. If you are looking for the unique electronic gadgets then this isurge is best, and I am sure it will be compatible with your latest gadgets like mobile, digital camera, laptop, and other gadgets.

Pack-Away Kettle Garden Gadget This incredible piece of kit is not only sturdy enough to boil and serve up to 1.1 litres (almost 2 pints) of water at a time, but it’ll also pack flatter than a typical army mess tin. Just sit it over your gas, electric or induction stove and the sturdy stainless steel base will heat the water inside. Once it has cooled, the tough silicone body will collapse easily into itself, ready to slide into a day pack or rucksack

Motorized Tie Rack for the pampered executive

The revolving tie rack will help organize your life, holding up to 64 ties at once. impressive number of belts to boot, without taking up too much space in your bedroom. The rack will remain in place, keeping all your ties safe and secure.

Numark iDJ Live iDJ Live is the easiest way to become a DJ with your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. This iOS-DJ controller is perfect for anyone from Pro DJs to music lovers who have never tried DJing before. The iDJ Live system harnesses the processing power of your iPad, iPod or iPhone and enables you to DJ parties, events and even clubs using the music that is already on your iPod via Algoriddim's djay or other Core MIDI-enabled apps.

Laser-powered Celluon Virtual Projection Keyboard

it is handy pair that would create a awesome keyboard on any type of flat surface. It is touchscreen device, and built-in traditional button and gesture recognition software. It has some remarkable features like Bluetooth that its more compatible with mobile phones, tablets, and various type of laptops, they added modern technology.

Flip Clock Wristwatch The flip clock wristwatch is very cool gadget; it looks like any ordinary timepiece, it built-in 23 mini both side rotors and digital display. This is Inspired by the classic flip-disc display, and comes with swarovski crystals rotor. . This new delightful watch has been designed and created with electromagnetic field means the rotors will flip one hundred eighty degree, and taking less than ten milliseconds to do so. Really nice to know the cool clocks comes with a lifetime warranty.


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This warming bin is capable of heating a couple of bath towels in just eight minutes, giving you access to spa-like comfort right smack in the middle of your own home. It will gently heat the towels to a soothing 135º F, while ensuring that the temperature is maintained for up to 20 minutes so that you will always have a nice, warm towel available right after your refreshing shower. It takes up very little space. Towels aren’t the only thing it keeps warm, it will also heat up bathrobes, blankets, or other reasonably-sized clothing.

Personal Towel Warmer

L5 Remote Control

The iPhone has a perfect display for controlling all of your gear. So when you load a remote control app and add an infrared transmitter to send commands to your components, you’re in business. The L5 transmitter and app lets you arrange and name just the buttons you want to use, or start with a preset layout for common devices, like cable boxes and TVs. You then “teach” the app each button’s command code by pointing your original remote at the L5 transmitter and pressing the button.

iPhone Virtual Reality Viewer

As the name suggests, this device will work in tandem with an iPhone to develop immersive, 3D viewing experiences. Just how does it work? Well, it marries the builtin accelerometer in the iPhone alongside free downloadable applications, allowing the 3D environments within to move whenever the iPhone is moved. Basically, you hold the iPhone Virtual Reality Viewer just like a pair of binoculars, where you can manipulate the iPhone’s touchscreen display via a couple of finger holes in the bottom. You can also indulge in a slew of interactive games, including roaming around underwater with 360º movement, looking for prey and buried treasure, or perhaps you would want to take a virtual tour of Los Angeles.

Pixeet 360 lets you create 360 Panoramas with your iPhone

VuPointPhoto Cube

Now you can print your photos simply by docking your device on the Photo Cube. The Photo Cube from VuPoint Solutions allows you to print photos directly from your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android phones – without the use of a computer. While charging your device, it prints 4” x 6” borderless photos with 300 dpi image resolution. Weighing three pounds and operating on an AC adapter, it’s perfect for travel and quickly printing quality photos at home. It takes just under one minute for a full-color photo to pop out. Photo-quality paper (sold separately) is needed but this sure beats the old 1-Hour photo processing

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For those of you not yet ready to hand over your iPad to your kids in fear of it being dropped or broken, why not get the youngsters a tablet of their own? Educational entertainment company LeapFrog is coming out with the LeapPad, a 5-inch touchscreen housed in a case that feels like it will take a beating. The 480-by-272 display is bright and high quality for a kid’s toy, but noticeably lower resolution than adult smartphones and tablets. When you turn on the LeapPad, you’re prompted to customize it with your name, picture, wallpaper and virtual pet. Several games and activities are preloaded and more can be purchased online.

Designed for the iPhone 4, the Pixeet 360 comprises of a case that allows you to mount a specially designed fish-eye lens over the camera. Users then run the app which guides them through the shooting process (users only need to capture 4 photographs) and then compile the images to complete a panorama. With the app, users can even share their creations online, and even check out panoramas from other people.

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY

Could there be anything more fun than taking conference calls and sending emails while playing Tetris or Madden NFL 11 on one device? Let the fun times begin. Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Xperia PLAY from Sony Ericsson is a fullfeatured smartphone that will appeal to gamers. It has a slideout game pad that includes a directional keypad, touch joystick, two shoulder buttons and the iconic Playstation symbol keys: circle, X, square and triangle.

Bracketron Dual USB Charger Bracketron has just introduced its Dual USB Charger that provides energy to two thirsty devices at once in any vehicle. Inclusive of both high and low-current USB outputs, this more or less enables you to power a tablet (like an iPad, for example) and a smartphone at once while you remain focused on the road, formulating a winning business presentation plan along the way.


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Useful Gmail Labs to Enable Gmail Labs are essentially add-ons for Gmail that enhance the user experience. They can be viewed by going to your settings within Gmail and clicking on the “Labs” tab. There are 30 or so to choose from and here is the list of our top 6:

1. Signature Tweaks Google Description:

Places your signature before the quoted text in a reply, and removes the “–” line that appears before signatures. Our Take:

This is by far the most popular lab. The “-” before everyone’s signature always bothers people and this is how you get rid of it. It’s also nice not to have to move your signature every time you forward an email.

2. Mark as Read Button Google Description:

Tired of spending all that effort to click on the more actions menu every time you want to mark messages as read without reading them? Now just enable this lab and that is just a button click away! Our Take:

We always love features that allow us to save clicks! This lab allows users to mark emails as read without having to click the “more actions” drop-down. Cuts the clicks in half!

3. Nested Labels Google Description:

Manage your email by sorting it into a hierarchy of labels. Add slashes (/) to label names to express inheritance. For example, if you want a Home label with two child labels named Kids and Shopping, create the three following labels: Home, Home/Kids and Home/Shopping. Our Take:

This is a feature that should have been implemented from the beginning. By using this lab, labels act more like folders allowing you to place a label within another label. This lab should be implemented as soon as you start labeling your emails.

4. Got the wrong Bob? Google Description:

Doh, have you ever addressed an email too quickly, and included Bob (your boss) instead of Bob (your friend) by accident? If you’re emailing more than two people at once, Gmail will check if you meant to include Bob Smith rather than Bob Jones based on the groups of people you email most often. Our Take:

This lab doesn’t sound like it would be all that useful but it could save our life. If your boss’s name is John and obviously he isn’t the only John that pops up when you begin entering his email address. This lab helps make sure that you are sending my emails to the right person.

5. Canned Responses Google Description:

Email for the truly lazy. Save and then send your common messages using a button next to the compose form. Also automatically send emails using filters. Our Take:

This lab is useful if you’re using Gmail for your business and you send out specific responses to certain inquiries. Instead of copying text from old emails to send in new emails, this lab lets you save and use commonly used responses with the click of a mouse.

6. Unread message icon Google Description:

See how many unread messages are in your inbox with a quick glance at the tab’s icon. This lab only works with Chrome (version 6 and above), Firefox (version 2 and above), and Opera. Our Take:

This lab is great! With this lab you no longer have to click on the Gmail tab to see if you have new emails. The unread email counter can be quickly viewed by glancing at the tab bar without actually switching to that tab.


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The new Porsche 911 Carrera Tradition meets modernity

At 48 the Porsche 911 Carrera is younger than ever: The completely redesigned generation of the sports car icon is stepping into the limelight with its flat, stretched silhouette, exciting contours and precisely designed details. Yet from the very first glance it remains unmistakably a 911. True to the 911 tradition, the distinctive Porsche design language with its tendons and muscles exudes power and elegance. The 100 millimetre longer wheelbase and reduced height combined with the up to 20-inch wheels underpin the athletic appearance. At the same time, the The all-new, lightweight body is an intelligent aluminium-steel construction. It is responsible for a significant proportion of the weight reduction of up to 45 kilograms combined with significantly greater rigidity. Due to aerodynamic optimisation measures, including a wider, variably extending rear spoiler, the lift of the new 911 Carrera could be further reduced, while retaining a good Cd value.

compact sports car exterior dimensions were retained. From a front perspective, attention is drawn to the wide-arched wings, the 911’s trademark, that highlight the wider front track making the new 911 Carrera models sit even more solidly on the road. The remodelled exterior mirrors are accommodated on the upper edge of the door and not as before on the mirror triangle. Not only is this aerodynamically advantageous, it also emphasises the new design line and visual impression of width. To complement the modern exterior design, the Porsche designers created a new interior based on cues from the Porsche Carrera GT. The driver is now even more closely integrated with the cockpit thanks to the centre console rising up to the front with the high-mounted shift lever located especially close to the steering wheel in typical motor sport fashion. Like in the exterior design, classic Porsche elements can also be found in the interior: the instrument cluster with five round instruments of which one of them is a high resolution multifunction screen, the central rev counter and the ignition lock to the left of the steering wheel.


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The all-new, lightweight body is an intelligent aluminium-steel construction. It is responsible for a significant proportion of the weight reduction of up to 45 kilograms combined with significantly greater rigidity. Due to aerodynamic optimisation measures, including a wider, variably extending rear spoiler, the lift of the new 911 Carrera could be further reduced, while retaining a good Cd value. To complement the modern exterior design, the Porsche designers created a new interior based on cues from the Porsche Carrera GT. The driver is now even more closely integrated with the cockpit thanks to the centre console rising up to the front with the highmounted shift lever located especially close to the steering wheel in typical motor sport fashion. Like in the exterior design, classic Porsche elements can also be found in the interior: the instrument cluster with

five round instruments of which one of them is a high resolution multifunction screen, the central rev counter and the ignition lock to the left of the steering wheel. The new 911 does not just offer better longitudinal dynamics but also a top performance at an unprecedented level in terms of transverse dynamics. In addition to the longer wheelbase, greater agility, precision and driving stability are mainly based on the wider front track, the new rear axle and the new electromechanical power steering. Depending on the model, there are other standard or optional active control systems available that further enhance the vehicle’s driving dynamics, including the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active roll stabilisation system which is available on the 911 Carrera S for the first time. The system reduces lateral inclination when cornering by ensuring that tyres are in an optimal position

relative to the road surface and thus able to transmit higher lateral forces. As a result, maximum cornering speeds are increased; even faster lap times on racing circuits are possible. With the new 911 Carrera the span of apparently contradictory attributes that have typified the Porsche 911, such as performance and efficiency, sportiness and everyday practicality has been even further extended. That makes the 911 Carrera more of a 911 than ever. The new model celebrates its world premiere at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. The 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S can be ordered as of now starting from 91,041 USD for the 911 Carrera and 107,796 USD for the 911 Carrera S (GCC). First deliveries can be expected in the first quarter of 2012.


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Eagle Outfitters announced the introduction of its 2011 Back to School (BTS) collection in its Middle East stores. In keeping with the AE brand’s foundation in denim, this collection features a variety of new fits and washes, including the Hipster and Vintage Flare for her, And the Original Straight for him. The collection also features fashion tops, heritage graphic T’s, dresses, and accessories that reflect the key trends of the season. The collection comes to life with the campaign “We the People,Live in AE jeans”. Shot on location in the U.S. city of Nashville, Tennessee, capturing a

group of 30 inspirational athletes, musicians, and artists celebrating their lives and creativity with jeans. For guys this season, AE offers an extensive selection of woven shirts in solids, stripes and plaids. This includes the Western shirt, which is another important seasonal trend with its unique fit. Striped T’s which were a bit hit in the summer are offered in a variety of new colors as well as many new vintage-inspired graphics. Vintage leather belts and cool Gola shoes complete the look.


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AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INTRODUCES THE 2011 BACK-TO-SCHOOL COLLECTION For girls this season’s biggest trend is the Bohemian trend as seen in new patterns of floral and paisley, lace details, woven scarves and slouchy bags. The AE version of a boho top is pretty and feminine, and looks great with AE denim. Another major trend is wide, open necklines, which are found in several AE tees and tops, and looks great with skinny jeans. The Aerie collection is filled with floral patterns, lace and color. The new “Drew” push-up bra offers to double the cup size and is the latest bra fit, which enhance Aerie’s already wide selection of bras. The girly brief with its new cheeky fit and feminine trims joins the favorite undie family. The Vintage Lace undie in a multitude of colors, paired with Vintage Lace bralette and bandeaus add romance to any outfit. Aerie apparel this season is comfortable and feminine with a major focus on soft tees, bottoms and dresses.


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Isabella Adriani

Model Bar Rafaeli

Marisa Tomei

Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Cristiana Capotondi

Natasha Poly

Filippo Timi

Actor Eli Roth

Kate Winslet

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68th Venice International Film Festival: the lavish calendar of the Lancia CafĂŠ


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Model Cindy Crawford Abbie Cornish

Carole Bouquet

Manuela Arcuri

Matilde Brandi

Evan Rachel Wood

Carolina Crescentini

Giulio Base and Tiziana Rocca

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After the success of the first four editions, the Lancia CafĂŠ is making its return, the meeting place set up on the terrace of Hotel Excelsior at the Venice Lido, the ideal location for the media to get together with new talents, producers, directors and actors for oneto-one interviews and for exclusive parties that animate the Venetian nights during the event. After a thorough restyling, the Lancia CafĂŠ appears this year in a more extensive and elegant version, establishing itself as the ideal location for the festival's VIPs to get together, even if simply to enjoy a drink in a refined and relaxed atmosphere.


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Oriental Opulence:

a blossoming trend

Josefine Ekman Nilsson: Elle Sweden


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If you’ve started keeping a keen eye out for oriental pieces, then your next craving may be inspiration on how to style them. For as a trend into 2012 it’s all about subtlety, not stepping out of the house looking like you’re headed to a costume party dressed as a Geisha. Enter Elle Sweden with a shoot that’s a pretty good start, incorporating simple flowing silks and fluttering kimonos, styled with the right degree of subtlety, rounded out by fresh orchids as hair accessories and a beauty look that’s softly exotic yet very much played down


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68th Venice International Film Festival Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates art and artisanship Jaeger-LeCoultre hosted an exclusive party in honor of the project Reverso for Emergency, Jaeger-LeCoultre Helps the Salam Centre. With the support of the stars who attended the Venice Film Festival, the Swiss watchmaker financed ten operations for adult and child cardiac patients at the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery, opened by Emergency NGO in Khartoum, Sudan.

Diane Kruger attends the premiere of The Ides of March at Sala Grande on August 31, 2011 in Venice, Italy.

Marie Gillain wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 vintage watch

Cristiana Capotondi wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 watch

Diane Kruger wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 watch

Controcampo Italiano Jury member Cristiana Capotondi attends the "Carnage" premiere at the Palazzo Del Cinema. Cristiana Capotondi wears "La petite rose" Jaeger-Le Coultre watch

John C. Reilly wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso 976


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Cristiana Capotondi wears "La petite rose" Jaeger-Le Coultre watch

(L-R) Composer Alexandre Desplat, writer Yasmina Reza, actors John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz attend the premier of "Carnage' at Sala Grande

(L-R) James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Madonna, Abbie Cornish, Oscar Isaac and Natalie Dormer attend the 'W.E.' premiere at the Palazzo Del Cinema

Actress Keira Knightley and Director David Cronenberg pose at the "A Dangerous Method" photocall. David Cronenberg wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch.

Actress Eva Huang attends the 'The Sorcerer And The White Snake' premiere

Valeria Golino has an hand on the heart to support Reverso for Emergency

Maria Grazia Cucinotta wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso for Emergency watch


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‫مشاركاً األطفال وعائالتهم فرحة الشهر الفضيل‬

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‫مجمع الكوت يحتفل بالقرقيعان‬

‫نظم مجمع الكوت التجاري حفل قرقيعان شارك فيه عددا ً هائالً من األطفال بصحبة‬ ‫ شهر البركة والرحمة‬،‫عائالتهم خالل أجواء رمضانية تعكس روح الشهر الفضيل‬ .‫والعطاء‬ ً ‫شمل حفل القرقيعان العديد من الفعاليات املتميزة منها رواية القصص فضال عن‬ ‫الفعاليات التثقيفية التي هدفت نحو ترسيخ معنى العطاء واملشاركة وغيرها من القيم‬ ‫حس اإلبداع لدى األطفال من خالل رسم أفكارهم أو نحتها أو‬ ّ ‫ باإلضافة إلى تنمية‬،‫الهامة‬ .‫تلوينها حتت إشراف ومتابعتة معلمات من حضانة بريتيش بالي هاوس‬ 5 ‫و اجلدير بالذكر أن مجمع الكوت التجاري تزين بديكورات رمضانية مستوحاة من تراث‬ ‫دول عربية هي مصر واألردن وسوريا والكويت واملغرب ليضم بذلك ثقافات وتقاليد تلك‬ ‫ أضفى اجملمع على نافورات املياه‬،‫ وتتويجا ً لهذه األجواء املميزة‬.‫الشعوب حتت سقف واحد‬ .‫سحر األضواء البراقة التي جذبت أنظار العديد من زوار اجملمع‬ ‫ "نحن سعداء ألننا‬:‫ مديرة اجملمع‬،‫ قالة االنسة جمانا عطااهلل‬،‫وتعليقا ً على هذا االحتفال‬ ‫متكنا من رسم االبتسامة على وجوه األطفال و العائالت معا ً لتستمتع بحفل قرقيعان متميز‬ ‫ وجاءت أنشطة القرقيعان املبتكرة ضمن إطار إستراتيجية‬.‫وسط أجواء رمضانية ممتعة‬ .‫املسؤولية االجتماعية التي تتبعها شركتنا والتي تهدف إلى الترفيه عن األطفال والعائالت‬ ‫ ويدعو فريق‬.‫صمم مجمع الكوت ليمنح زواره جتربة مميزة جتمع بني الطابع التراثي والعصري‬ ّ ‫تعم بركات‬ ّ ‫شركة التمدين اجلميع إلى زيارة اجملمع واالستمتاع بأجوائه الفريدة آملني أن‬ .‫الشهر الفضيل على جميعنا‬

GARY VAYNERCHUCK’ CRUSH IT! SEMINAR SOON IN KUWAIT US Social Media Celebrity & Entrepreneur to Conduct a One-day Seminar. Organized by ALZANKI ENTERPRISES Kuwait-based Product Launch Management Company US Social Media keynote speaker Gary Vaynerchuck and author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, “CRUSH IT!” Gary Vaynerchuk will conduct Crush It! Seminar to all interested entrepreneurs in Kuwait to share insights and secrets of how to harness the power of the Internet and social media to turn their passion into real businesses or support their current businesses. Crush It! Also shows how anyone can build a career around what they’re passionate about. Gary will deliver both high-level and platform specific strategy, allowing participants to take advantage of the current business environment while preparing to succeed as it changes and evolves. “Crush It! Seminar is the smash hit seminar of the year in Kuwait. We are providing an awesome opportunity to all businesses and entrepreneurs to develop new business relationships through an intense seminar with Gary Vaynerchuck” said Khalid Al-Zanki. The Gary Vaynerchuck seminar is organized by ALZANKI ENTERPRISES the Kuwait-based

product launch management company. Founder and CEO, Khalid Al-Zanki, outlined that everyone in Kuwait’s evolving business community would benefit from this seminar. Gary Vaynerchuck is known to be a successful entrepreneur and social media expert who grew his family business from $4 million to $60 million in five years. It doesn’t end here! Gary has been one of the most followed people on twitter considering him as a prominent figure online and becoming one of the lead online speakers and entrepreneurs. Through his book ‘Crush It!’ Gary has encouraged many people to determine what truly makes them happy and pursue monetizing around it on the Internet. It argues that because of recent social and technological developments, the cost of producing content has been demolished that passion, knowledge, and effort, are now all one needs to build a brand and business. “Now we no longer search for products and services they find us via social media meaning the web is getting smarter to cater for our goals, needs and benefits..where 79% of the largest fortune 500 firms use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or corporate blogs to communicate with customers and other stakeholders.” (*)Said Hind Al-Nahedh, Crush It Management Team& Social Media Entrepreneur. Crush it! Seminar is sponsored by Kuwait’s leading companies such as Burgan Bank, Zain, and KNCC. “We are extremely delighted to have had great support from our prominent sponsors Burgan Bank, Zain, and KNCC. Supporting this seminar will definitely create a big buzz and raise the awareness of best practices of social media in Kuwait. We sincerely thank them for their ongoing motivation and their role in supporting various intellectual activities.We would like to thank Virgin Megastore for becoming our Crush It! Official Bookstore, and Making “Crush It” book available in Kuwait store early September.” addedKhalid Al-Zanki. Crush It! Seminar is very exclusive with limited seating. Be part of CRUSH IT and register to attend the superb seminar, which is delivered by Gary Vaynerchuck LIVE & In-Person. For more information about Crush It Seminar, visit the official website: http://www.crushitseminar.com


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INTERLOCK SYSTEMS FOR FAULTLESS SECURITY FOR THE GULF REGION

A new key center supplements this already very extensive range. The ELC board makes it possible to activate and release one or more keys by introducing them sequentially, requiring them to be manipulated in a specific order. Equipped with at least seven cylinders, the new ELC board is more compact for ease of installation and transport. The ELC board is available in three models (7 to 12 cylinders, 13 to 18 cylinders, 19 to 24 cylinders).

From locking isolator controls to access locks (flaps, doors, covers, etc.), including locking systems for circuit-breaker switches, inverters or transformers, the interlock range by RONIS was specifically designed for maximum safety. Each hazardous component is protected by one or more locks, each of which can only be opened with its own specific key. A key will not be available to open a given lock if the preceding lock was not correctly released, making the locks interdependent. This system is the most secure, because the locks are mechanical and therefore more reliable. Every operation is carefully integrated into a full process, where the use of the keys prevents any infringement of the required procedure and eliminates any risk of error.

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Operations in electrical power stations are potentially hazardous; a slight error or moment of inattention can be fatal. RONIS has now developed a full range of interlock systems designed specifically to ensure the safety of users and material during work on medium- and high-voltage machines and electrical installations. This extensive range is organized into four product families and offers a large number of locks that can be adapted to any hazardous component by requiring manipulation in a specific order. These systems can be tailored to companies' specific needs.

In addition, a new type of reversible key has just been developed that is harder to copy and offers some 80,000 secure combinations.

These systems are made entirely of metal, using high quality, durable materials chosen to ensure maximum reliability. Built around a sturdy stainless steel case able to withstand difficult environments, each interlock has a brass cylinder pin-tumbler offering a wide range of keying combinations. A brass key completes the system for optimal security.

QTEL 1H REVENUE GROWS 16.6% PERCENT TO QAR 15.4 BILLION margin remained robust throughout the period at 47 percent (1H 2010: 47 percent). Net Profit Attributable to Qtel Shareholders increased by 16.7 percent when normalized for a one-off favourable decision on the royalty regime in Qatar in 2010 of QAR 554 million related to the period of Qatar Telecom (Qtel) announced that Group revenue increased by 16.6 percent to QAR 15.4 billion (1H 2010: 2007-2009. 1H 2011 Net Profit Attributable to Qtel Shareholders stood at QAR 1.4 billion. (1H 2010: QAR 1.8 QAR 13.2 billion) during the first half ended 30 June 2011, driven by superior operational progress across billion). Highlights of the period included the acquisition of an additional shareholding in Tunisiana resulting in the Group. The Group’s consolidated customer base grew by 16.2 percent to stand at 77.5 million (1H 2010: 66.7 mil- 100 percent consolidation in Group results, and a successful public listing of Wataniya Mobile Palestine Qtel 1H Revenue Grows 16.6% Percent to QAR 15.4 Billion

lion), while the Group’s EBITDA increased 15 percent to QAR 7.2 billion (1H 2010: QAR 6.3 billion). EBITDA Qtel will publish its 1H financial statement on its website, accessible at: www.qtel.qa

TWOFOUR54 IBTIKAR SIGNS VENTURE CAPITAL EQUITY INVESTMENT DEAL WITH ONLINE GAMING COMPANIES TAHADI AND JAWAKER position as the Middle East’s leading Arabic gaming hub.”

twofour54 ibtikar, twofour54’s financing and support pillar announced new venture capital investment deals with two of the region’s leading Arabic online games companies, Tahadi Games and Jawaker. With global information technology research experts Gartner predicting significant growth for the gaming industry in the coming years, these strategic investments represent another important milestone for the region’s indigenous digital gaming industry. The new agreements will help boost the development of a gaming cluster in Abu Dhabi, strengthening twofour54’s position as the region’s leading centre for game development in the Arab world. “The worldwide revenue of the industry is enormous with consumer spending expected to surpass $74bn by the end of the year, and online spend expected to double from USD11.8bn this year to some $28bn by 2015 (Gartner 2011). However until recently the gaming landscape in the Middle East was significantly under-developed, despite appetite from local consumers for games that they can culturally identify with, and good levels of local developer and entrepreneurial talent. Our new agreements, which combine Tahadi and Jawaker’s online gaming expertise with twofour54 ibtikar’s investment and strategic support, will help to strengthen the regional gaming industry in addition to Abu Dhabi’s

Established in 2008 by the founders and previous owners of Maktoob.com, the region’s biggest Arabic language portal, which was recently purchased by Yahoo, Tahadi aims to be the region’s leading online games publisher for client and browser based massive multiplayer online (MMO) games that target the Middle East. Jawaker is a multiplayer card gaming website developed especially for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Launched in April of 2009, the website does not require the user to download or install software and is regarded as the leading online card gaming community in the Middle East with over 500,000 registered users, 95% of whom use the site in Arabic. Jawaker serves over 17 million page views per month, and currently has approximately 100,000 visitors per month. Mohamad Haj Hasan, Co-founder of Jawaker, said: “twofour54 ibtikar’s investment in Jawaker will enable the company to capitalise on the rapidly expanding popularity of online gaming regionally. With the region’s extremely high percentage of young people combined with increased broadband penetration, we will look to work with twofour54 ibtikar to expand our current offering and develop and publish a wide range of Arabic card games for the region’s burgeoning online audience.”

V. FIVE CONTINENTS HOSPITALITY GROUP INCREASES BRAND AWARENESS IN SYRIA Aiming to expand the premier V. Five brand in the Middle East V. Five Continents Hospitality Group is proud to announce its successful negotiations with the Ministry of Tourism in Syria. The delegation of Five Continents Group and the Minister of Tourism, H. E. Lamia Assi agreed to implement precise standards for tourism and hotel investments in the country to meet the increasing tourism demands. H. E. Lamia Assi also added: “We already have a vision for what the tourism and hospitality industry should look like in the short and long term. We are aiming to position Syria as a safe tourism destination with all of its historical, entertainment, leisure and business facilities. Therefore we are excited about the prospect of diversifying the hospitality industry with V.

Five Continents Hospitality Group which carries its own distinctive and unique aura along with its experienced top management team. There is a need to implement standards that take the characteristics of the Syrian society into account, and we provide all the support for V. Five to take advantage of the available resources and establish a hotel chain across Syria.” V. Five Continents Hospitality Group currently operates 3 properties in the UAE, opens 2 properties in Egypt and Kuwait in 2012, and also places emphasis on the launching of its 5 stars Palazzo properties. The Group already had successful negotiations regarding hotel management in Saudi Arabia which is the fourth country where V. Five plans to establish high-quality projects. Syria will be the fifth country

to host such projects which reflects the Group’s V. Five Continents Hospitality Group. aggressive expansion plan. “Syria with its climate variability, green mountains, clean sandy beaches, historical monuments, cultural events as well as exhibitions is a great destination for business and leisure travelers alike. We are planning to open at least 2 properties in the next 2 years that will provide the discerning travelers with a wide range of high-quality, value for money lodging options with unique flavour and tribute to local architecture and cultural traditions. Despite the recent political situation we are positive about the future as we are investing in countries for a long term period and we see a big potential also in Syria which is still relatively undiscovered by mass tourism.“ commented Tarek Elsherif, Managing Director of


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ASTON MARTIN V12 ZAGATO SET FOR MOTOR SHOW DEBUT AT FRANKFURT performance and exclusivity which underpinned the original collaboration.

The new Aston Martin V12 Zagato will be appearing in September at the 64th IAA International Motor Show at Frankfurt. Along with the largest display of contemporary Aston Martins ever seen at a Motor Show, two V12 Zagatos, both having completed their engineering sign-off at the Nürburgring 24 hour race, will be shown for the first time at a mainstreamevent.

PRESSPAGES

Launched successfully in late May at the famous Villa D’Este Concours on Lake Como, Italy, the V12 Zagato saw off tough competition to be awarded the coveted Design Award for the concept and prototypes class. Just a week later, the V12 Zagato made its racing debut at the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN race at the historic Nürburgring racetrack in Germany. Following otherappearances in the series, both prototypes of the V12 Zagato were entered into the gruelling 39th ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour on 25/26 June, successfully amassinga combined 230 laps and over 3,700 miles of intense durability testing – both taking Hand assembled at the company’s global headquarters in Gaydon, England, the V12 Zagato is based on the highly acclaimed V12 the chequered flag to maintain Aston Martin’s 100% finish record in the race. Vantage and features a beautiful ’handcrafted‘aluminium and carbon fibre body. Combining traditional craftsmanship and high technology, the V12 Zagato also boasts Aston Martin’s most dynamic bonded aluminium platform and the power of the company’s acclaimed 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque. Following extremely positive initial customer reaction,the V12 Zagato is being offered for sale at £330,000 GBP (excluding local taxes) and will go into strictly limited production of up to 150 cars in summer 2012. 50 years on from the introduction of the iconic DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin and Zagato have collaborated to create this modern interpretation which remains true to the focus of craftsmanship,

BRITISH AIRWAYS REVOLUTIONISES CUSTOMER SERVICE USING iPADS British Airways cabin crew are using the latest iPad model to bring a new dimension to customer service in the air.

simply refresh their screen when the doors have closed through wireless 3G networks and they will have a complete list of passengers on board.

The iPads enable cabin crew to have prior awareness of customer preferences and a greater understanding of each customer’s previous travel arrangements, allowing them to offer a truly bespoke, personalised service.

Nicola Smith, Regional Customer Service Manager, Middle East said: “The iPad is already allowing us to offer a more personalised onboard service to our Middle East customers, but the possibilities for future development are endless. We’re receiving great feedback from cabin crew and customers in the region. It allows the crew to offer the thoughtful service they want to deliver and customers are treated as valued guests.”

The iPad lets crew quickly identify where each customer is seated, who they are travelling with, their Executive Club status and any special meal requests. It gives cabin crew a whole library of information at their fingertips including timetables, safety manuals and customer service updates. It also means any issues can be logged with ground-based colleagues around When all the passengers have boarded and just before the doors The iPad is currently being trialled with 100 cabin crew with the network prior to departure so solutions can be delivered are shut, cabin crew are currently handed a long scroll of paper, the aim to roll it out to all senior crew members across the while the flight is airborne. listing up to 337 customers. With the new iPads cabin crew will airline in the coming months.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON KUWAIT AWARDED BAR & SHIELD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE Excellent service and global operating standards put customers first

The Harley-Davidson Bar & Shield Award 2010 is granted based on a rigorous evaluation of the company’s operations including customer satisfaction, motorcycle and related product sales, staff training, facilities and other dealership measures. Classic Motors Company, the exclusive distributor of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Kuwait, has been recognized by Harley-Davidson Middle East & North Africa for their outstanding accomplishments in customer service, sales and operational excellence for the year 2010, and has been awarded, for the 2nd consecutive year, the company’s Bar & Shield Award 2010 for the MENA region during “The Summer Dealer’s Event in California July 2011”.

“We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support throughout the years, and especially in 2010. We are honored to receive for the 2nd year this prestigious award from Harley-Davidson Middle East & North Africa, and we thank them for their support through this wonderful journey,” said Hamad Al Sumait, Managing Director, HarleyDavidson Kuwait.

KUWAIT: NEW REPORT TO PUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING PACKAGE IN SPOTLIGHT Call to revisit privatisation laws to lessen risk factor for private sector investors

the global economic crisis. A reconsideration of Kuwait’s privatisation laws would bolster the country’s efforts to attract investors for its build-operate-transfer projects, according to Faisal Hamad Al Ayyar, Vice-Chairman of Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO). Al Ayyar told the global publishing, research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) that the legislation introduced so far in Kuwait fell short of offering investors the incentives and security they were looking for, given the extent of the slowdown caused by

“We are not seeing these projects going forward for the time being as they are not attractive enough and leave most of the risk on the side of the private investor,” he said. “These laws will have to be revisited.” He also believes the private sector should play a leading role in the economy, saying private businesses would deliver higher quality services at lower costs across a number of sectors. “The whole economy would be better run by the private sector,” he said. “Governments should aim to be regulators rather than operators.”


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‫سوق‪.‬كوم‪ :‬نتوقع نشجيع مليون مستخدم لالنترنت في الكويت ليصبحوا متسوقني فاعلني على شبكة االنترنت‬ ‫تلي سني تطلق ألول مره مهرجان رمضان االلكتروني مع سوق‪.‬كوم الكويت‬ ‫تعلن تلي سني‪ ،‬إحدى شركات مجموعة عبد احلافظ‬ ‫معرفي‪ ،‬عن إطالق مهرجان شهر رمضان االلكتروني‬ ‫للسلع املتنوعة من خالل افتتاح محلها االلكتروني‬ ‫في سوق‪.‬كوم ‪ ))Souq.com‬في الكويت‪ ،‬وتوسع نطاق‬ ‫هذا املهرجان من خالل عرض منتجاتها وبيعها كما‬ ‫تظهر في سوق‪.‬كوم “‪”As Seen On SOUQ.com‬؟‬

‫و قال السيد خميس سعيد الشمري مدير التسويق‬ ‫شركة تيلي سني‪" :‬نتمنى للجميع كل اخلير مبناسبه‬ ‫حلول شهر رمضان املبارك‪ ،‬ونحن سعداء جدا ً باطالق‬ ‫مهرجان رمضان االلكتروني للتسوق بالتعاون مع سوق‪.‬‬ ‫كوم ‪ ،))Souq.com‬حيث سنعرض في متجرنا أكثر من‪117‬‬ ‫منتج‪ ،‬من ضمنها تشكيلة واسعة من أجهزة الرياضة‪،‬‬ ‫واألدوات والكماليات املنزلية وغيرها من املنتجات التي‬ ‫حتتاجها السيدات وكل العائلة والتي تالقي رواجا ً كبيرا ً‬ ‫خالل شهر رمضان"‪.‬‬

‫يهدف املهرجان إلى توفير منتجات تلي سني والتي‬ ‫تتضمن أكثر من ‪ 117‬املنتجات املنزلية‪ ،‬ومعدات‬ ‫العناية باجلسم‪ ،‬واألدوات الرياضية والعديد غيرهامن‬ ‫السلع اتي تتطلع العائلة كلها للحصول عايها خالل‬ ‫من جهة أخرى‪ ،‬أعرب السيد عمر الناطور مدير سوق‪.‬‬ ‫الشهر الكرمي‪ ،‬حيث يوفر هذا املتجر االلكتروني في‬ ‫كوم الكويت ‪ ))Souq.com‬قائالً‪" :‬نحن نتوقع أن نشجع‬ ‫سوق‪.‬كوم ‪ ))Souq.com‬للمتسوقني ضمان اجلودة‬ ‫ما يقارب مليون مستخدم لالنترنت في الكويت‬ ‫العالية جلميع املنتجات وبأقل األسعار‪ .‬باالضافة إلى‬ ‫ليصبحوا متسوقني فاعلني على شبكة االنترنت‪،‬‬ ‫ذلك‪ ،‬سيتمكن العمالء التسوق براحة تامة حتت مظله‬ ‫بفضل التوفير والسرعة وإمكانية احلصول على‬ ‫سوق‪.‬كوم ‪ ))Souq.com‬التي تتيح لهم بالتسوق اآلمن‬ ‫صفقات مرضية"‪.‬‬ ‫واملريح ورؤية مجموعة هائلة من منتجات تلي سني من‬ ‫خالل شاشه الكمبيوتر من غير احلاجة إلى الذهاب إلى مراكز التسوق‪ ،‬والتمتع باحلصول على توصيل ويبدي عدد من املتسوقني والزوار في سوق‪.‬كوم تفاؤلهم مبهرجان تلي سني‪ ،‬وثقتهم باحلصول على‬ ‫جميع مشترياتهم الى منازلهم خالل يومني فقط من تقدمي الطلب على متجر تلي سني االلكنروني أو عروض وتخفيضات مجزية على غرار اجملمعات واملتاجر احلقيقية‪ .‬وفي الوقت نفسه‪ ،‬يؤكد السيد عمر‬ ‫الناطور مدير سوق‪.‬كوم الكويت بأن مفاجآت تفوق توقعات املتسوقني ستتوفر على أشهر املاركات‬ ‫غيرها من املتاجر االلكنرونية املتنعة على املوقع‬ ‫العاملية بأسعار تنافسية وموديالت جديدة‪.‬‬

‫رجل األعمال السنغافوري املعروف بيتر ليم يستثمر في شركة’ماكالرين أوتوموتيف‘‬ ‫أعلنت’ماكالرين أوتوموتيف‘‪،‬الشركة اجلديدةللسيارات الرياضية عالية األداء الواقعة ضمن مقر ’مجموعة‬ ‫ماكالرين‘ في اململكة املتحدة‪ ،‬عن قيام رجل األعمال السنغافوري بيتر ليم باستثمار بارز في الشركة‪.‬‬ ‫عد رائدا ً في مجال األعمال واألنشطة اخليرية أيضا ً في سنغافورة إلى مجلس إدارة‬ ‫وينضم ليم الذي ي ُ ّ‬ ‫’ماكالرين أوتوموتيف‘ مبفعول فوري‪.‬‬ ‫ومع االستثمار الذي قام به ليم‪ ،‬خطت شركة ’ماكالرين‘ خطوة رئيسية أخرى في خط استراتيجيتها للنمو‬ ‫الدولي‪ .‬وسوف يؤ ّدي دخول شريك عالي التأثير واالحترام في آسيا إلى مجلس إدارة ’ماكالرين أوتوموتيف‘ إلى‬ ‫مشجع جدا ً على‬ ‫واملؤسساتي للشركة في املنطقة في الوقت الذي يظهر فيه طلب‬ ‫تعزيز األثر التجاري‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫طراز ’إم بي‪ -12 4‬سي‘ الذي يُعت َبر أول سيارة رياضية بالكامل من ’ماكالرين‘‪ .‬وهناك طلب قوي على السيارة‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫في منطقة آسيا‪-‬الباسيفيك حيث ّ‬ ‫تشكل ما يعادل نحو‪ 18‬شهرا ً من اإلنتاج‪.‬‬ ‫يؤكد الوكالء الطلبات التي‬ ‫وقال رون دينيس‪ ،‬الرئيس التنفيذي لـ’ماكالرين أوتوموتيف‘ و’مجموعة ماكالرين‘‪" :‬نيابة عن مجلس إدارة‬ ‫توسع‬ ‫أرحب بالسيد بيتر ليم في ’ماكالرين‘ ونحن نتط ّلع للعمل معا ً وعن قرب مع ّ‬ ‫’ماكالرين أوتوموتيف‘‪ّ ،‬‬ ‫شركتنا نحو منطقة آسيا‪".‬‬

‫‪BOSCH DEVELOPS‬‬ ‫‪SYSTEMS‬‬ ‫‪REDUCING‬‬ ‫‪TRAFFIC‬‬ ‫‪ACCIDENTS‬‬ ‫‪ANDCUISINE‬‬ ‫‪IMPROVING‬‬ ‫‪SAFETY IN VEHICLES‬‬ ‫‪HOTEL‬‬ ‫‪MISSONIFOR‬‬ ‫‪KUWAIT‬‬ ‫‪BRINGS‬‬ ‫‪AUTHENTIC‬‬ ‫‪ITALIAN‬‬ ‫‪TO KUWAIT‬‬ ‫‪Strategies in line with the goal of limiting traffic accidents in the United Arab Emirates‬‬

‫‪electronic stability program helps preventing skidding. It went into a series production for the‬‬ ‫‪first time in 1995 and has since become a mandatory standard feature in a growing number of‬‬ ‫‪countries.‬‬ ‫‪Sensors that monitor a vehicle's surroundings and the networking of existing systems already‬‬ ‫‪form the basis for high-performing vehicle safety features. These include radar-, ultrasound-,‬‬ ‫‪and video-based functions such as the predictive emergency braking system, the side view‬‬ ‫‪assist, lane departure warning systems and the night vision system.‬‬ ‫‪Bosch’s products are in line with the goals of the traffic strategies to limit traffic accidents and‬‬ ‫‪to reduce the death rate, which is implemented by the traffic administration of the UAE. The‬‬ ‫‪death toll caused by traffic accidents in the UAE is one of the highest in the world. Such advanced‬‬ ‫‪technical systems can support the continued efforts by the concerned authorities in this area.‬‬ ‫‪Bosch, the leading supplier of technology and services, has developed assisting technical sys‬‬‫‪tems that work on improving safety and comfort in various vehicles. In the coming years, driv‬‬‫‪ing will become safer and more comfortable. Bosch is working towards this goal by improving‬‬ ‫‪existing assistance and safety systems while at the same time developing new features and‬‬ ‫‪improving sensors.‬‬ ‫‪The high number of traffic accidents worldwide indicates the need for the best possible safety‬‬ ‫‪technology in the car. According to a study by the United Nations, each year 1.3 million people‬‬ ‫‪die in road accidents worldwide, and some 50 million are injured. The annual number of road‬‬ ‫‪deaths could rise to 1.9 million in the next ten years - this increase will mainly be driven by‬‬ ‫‪growing traffic density in emerging countries.‬‬ ‫‪At Bosch, the findings of international accident research relate to the company's efforts to‬‬ ‫‪develop highly effective assistance and safety features. Skidding is often one of the causes of‬‬ ‫‪deadly accidents. ESP® provides a technical solution to this problem. Developed by Bosch, this‬‬


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September Planet Overview: The wheels of long delayed progress are in full motion in September. The month starts with high optimism as Jupiter trines the Sun and on September 4 a Quarter Moon stirs ambition and could unlock that secret to success, or any dreams of a personal nature. The transformative powers of Pluto are infectious when the planet of ambition moves into direct motion on September 16 and old aspirations once more rise to the surface. Pluto presents that final push to bring an unfinished project, new idea, or forgotten romantic dream to its fruition. On the New Moon of September 27, no longer does it seem that your imaginings are just over the next hill, they actually are in view.

A r i es

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

There are still plenty of changes in store this month, with Uranus near the cusp of your sign. There will be constant upheaval, sudden developments, and plenty of variety. Mars in Cancer will intensify your contact and involvement with family and projects around the home. You may resent the time it takes to deal with these matters, however. Mercury in Leo may bring flirtatious behavior. A New Moon in Libra on September 27 will bring the chance to improve your relationships by learning compromise and diplomacy. You'll have a kinder, gentler way of dealing with people over the next few weeks.

Cancer

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Karina Kapoor 21st September

Beyonce Knowles 4th September

Tau r u s

(Apr 20 – May 20)

This should be a positive month for you with many opportunities opening up. Jupiter is in your sign, and this will be a time for growth and expansion. Neptune has moved back into Aquarius, and you may lack direction and focus. The Sun and Venus will be in Virgo for the first couple of weeks, helping you attract love and be charming, especially if you're looking for a lover. Don't be overly picky, though. This would be an excellent time to work on a creative hobby that requires concentration and attention to detail. You'll enjoy entertaining at home.

Mars in your sign this month will help you stay focused and motivated to take action. You'll assert yourself when needed and life will be exciting and fast paced. Uranus in Aries will bring uneasiness and unexpected developments in your career. Friendships will be satisfying and enjoyable. Go for a walk in the park or on a hiking trail with friends. Pluto has been in Capricorn and your relationship sector for a while, and will continue to bring upheaval in your personal relations. Saturn in Libra, another long-term influence, will create heavy responsibilities at home or with family.

Hugh Grant 9th September

Leo

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Gwyenth Paltrow 27th September

Mercury will be in your sign until September 9. This planet will bring out your flirtatious side and you'll seek a lot of attention. You'll be busy with creative projects. Jupiter in Taurus may cause frustration over career matters. You'll long to grow in this area of your life, but may not want to do the required work. Uranus in Leo will help you get out of your comfort zone and set new goals. A New Moon in Libra on September 27 will bring the chance to make great connections within your neighborhood or community and improve relations with your extended family.

Vivek Oberoi 3rd September

G em i n i

(May 21 – Jun 20)

The Sun and Venus will be in Virgo during the first part of the month. During that time you should make an effort to cooperate with your parents, children, or other people living in and visiting your home. Neptune is back in Aquarius for a while, giving you the ability to write creatively or think about new travel or educational goals. A New Moon in Libra on September 27 will help you bring love and romance into your life into next month. During the first several weeks you may be feeling unloved or lonely and creatively blocked, however.

Vir go

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Will Smith 25th September

The Sun in Virgo until September 23 will boost your confidence and help you shine. Venus in Virgo until September 14 will bring out your charm and willingness to compromise. You'll strive to look your best and make a good impression. Jupiter will be retrograde in Taurus all month. As a result, you'll seek to understand the meaning and purpose of your life, and you may explore spiritual teachings. Mercury will be in your sign from September 9, helping you communicate your plans and ideas with clarity. Watch out for personal drama around the Full Moon in Pisces on September 12.


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Libra

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Salma Hayek 2nd September

You'll still be feeling unsettled due to the influence of Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. You've had frustrations and difficulties for months. Now Mars in the sign of Cancer until September 18 stirs up more trouble. The good news is that there will be a New Moon in your sign on September 27. Look at this as a new beginning, when you'll be able to build stronger relationships and feel attractive and creative. For about a month there will be positive developments in your life and you'll have the sense that things will be turning around. You'll begin new projects.

Ca pricor n (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

PINK 8th September

Sc o r pio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your relationships will benefit from Jupiter in Taurus all month. This planet is retrograde, so there may be some power struggles to work out, especially if you have a partner. Pluto in Capricorn will continue to change your ideas about your extended family and community. Mars traveling in Cancer will bring changing goals around home and family. This will be in your travel and education sector and may motivate you to expand in these areas. Mercury in Leo until September 9 will help you gain recognition in your career if you've earned it. Neptune in Aquarius will cause confusion at home.

Mars in Cancer this month will intensify some of the difficult transits affecting your chart. Pluto will be in your sign and square to Uranus in Aries, Saturn in Libra, and Mars in Cancer. Expect many changes, difficult situations, and trying circumstances. All of these transits are coaxing you out of your comfort zone, but it may be painful. A New Moon in Libra on September 27 will help you network with ease for a few weeks and make helpful connections in your career. You'll have to make an effort to be charming and diplomatic if you want success.

Prince Harry 15th September

Hillary Duff 28th September

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Neptune has moved back into your sign, bringing more confusion and a lack of motivation this month. This planet will enhance your creativity, though, and you can rely on intuitive insights. Jupiter in Taurus may prove to be problematic with regard to family matters. Power struggles over some of your choices are possible, especially with one of your parents. If you're making travel or educational plans, be realistic. A New Moon in Libra on September 27 will help you put your ideas in writing and get a warm reception when you speak to groups over the next few weeks.

Adam Sandler 9th September Avril Lavigne 27th September Naomi Watts 28th September

Sa g i t tar ius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You'll meet and network with people who can help you in your career this month, but remember to be professional and businesslike. If you drink too much at events or dress inappropriately, you may give the wrong impression. Mercury in Leo at the beginning of the month brings the urge to express your ideas. This planet will move to the sign of Virgo on September 9, helping you to stay connected, but you'll have to work at it. A Full Moon in Pisces on September 12 may cause confusion, depression, and negativity over family matters or your home life.

Pisces

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

David Copperfield 16th September

Your ruler Neptune is retrograde and has moved back out of your sign for a few months. During this time you may reevaluate some of your beliefs and experience trust issues. Mars in Cancer until September 18 will heat up your love life and enhance creativity. The Sun and Venus in Virgo will help you get along better with your partner if you make an effort to cooperate and curb criticism. Mercury will move to Virgo on September 9. Watch what you say during this transit. A Full Moon in Pisces on September 12 will negatively affect your confidence and outlook.


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All too often the pace of change for individuals is so rapid that many find themselves in positions of management with proven business and technical skills, but feeling less able to cope with the responsibilities and demands of people management. They are faced with managing the expectations of their staff, their peers, their line manager and the organisation as a whole. However it is well proven that by developing a number of essential skills, managers can be highly effective, both at the business level and in individual and team development. Survival Skills for New Managers enhances existing business management skills to help new managers to manage individuals and teams in a timely and highly effective way, leading to increasing overall management effectiveness. This fully participative course explores a number of management competencies which can significantly reduce the stress and pressure associated with people management.

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Increase range and flexibility of management skills

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Use leadership styles to develop power and influence

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Develop an appropriate style of assertiveness

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Identify personal development needs against key management skills

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Balance task demands versus people expectations

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Manage stress

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To enquiry about this course to be run ONSITE at your location, please email at: info@itikuwait.com

Tel: 24766516/7 - Web: www.itikuwait.com


CP September 2011 for web  

CP September 2011 for web

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