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1 200fils Gunman urged to seek help 8P17 UK migration hits record level 8P16 8P31 Issue No Friday, August 28, 2015 US confident IS cyber jihadist killed in Syria strike The United States is confident of having killed a top Islamic State cyber hacker and recruiter in a drone strike in Syria this week, US authorities said yesterday Twitter #PollToday With violent racial attacks on the rise, should gun-control laws be made stricter? Yes No Can t Say 100 grams of kale leaves will provide twice the amount of vitamin C you would need for the day. Add kale to your salads to help boost your immune system. Sarandon fights to save an inmate s life 8P14 Riyadh eaths from the MERS coronavirus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to local health ministry statistics. A total of 502 people have died in the kingdom since the virus first appeared in 2012, according to updated figures posted on the ministry s website, including 19, all Saudis, since last Thursday. The number of MERS infections has also surged to 1,171 cases, the website said. A surge in infections forced health authorities to shut the emergency ward at a main hospital in Riyadh D It s golden Bolt again 8P23 last week, after at least 46 people, including medical staff, contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Saudi Arabia, preparing to host more than two million Muslims from all over the world next month for the annual hajj to the holy sites in Mecca and Medina, is the country worst hit by the coronavirus. However, Bahrain was confirmed free of the coronavirus last week when Chief of Disease Control Section Public Health, Ministry of Health Dr Adel Al Sayed assured that more than 1,300 suspected cases for MERSCOV in the Kingdom were tested negative. He also highlighted the Public health lab fully equipped to diagnose the disease. MERS is considered a deadlier but less infectious cousin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and killed hundreds of people, mostly in China. Its symptoms can include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. MERS, which is believed to originate in camels, has no approved vaccines. The MERS virus Main symptoms Acute, serious respiratory illness Camel connec Fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties pneumonia, gastrointestinal symptoms, kidney failure MERS-CoV Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus: Family of common viruses that affect humans and animals, including the SARS virus which killed nearly 800 worldwide in 2003 First detected: April 2012 Not seen in humans before Source : WHO Clusters of human-to-human transmission have been found, but no sustained community transmission so far observed Studies have of the virus j from a came An analysis p Feb 2014 of from drome of MERS goin

2 2 At least 30 die as boat with 200 migrants sinks off Libya: Coast guard Tripoli At least 30 people died yesterday when a boat carrying around 200 migrants bound for Europe sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the country s coast guard said. We have recovered 30 bodies so far and rescued dozens of people, with dozens more still missing after a boat carrying around 200 migrants sank off (the western port of) Zuwara, a coast guard official said. The migrants so far accounted for were all of African origin, the official said. Producers of a Ramadan T.V series could face a trial as lawyers have filed a complaint against them. The producers are accused of defaming the legal profession. The 15-episode series that was aired on Bahrain T.V last Ramadan and had triggered outrage from the Bahrain Lawyers Association. The association is now MAN DETAINED FOR MURDERING COUSIN He was ordered to be kept in custody for seven days person was killed last A Sunday by his cousin after they exchanged insult messages, according to police records. The 28-year old was found lying in a pool of blood after he was allegedly bludgeoned with a wheel nut wrench. His 27-year-old cousin was arrested in connection with the death, and it was discovered that the victim had hurled abuses at him for making false stories about a road accident involving his deceased wife. The alleged assailant reportedly informed the victim It was discovered that the victim had hurled abuses at the accused for making false stories about a road accident involving his deceased wife that his wife got involved in a serious road accident in. But when the victim arrived at the scene, he discovered the accident wasn t as he was told. He went home and sent text messages to his cousin, insulting him for exaggerating the incident. The duo reportedly met later as they were living in the same area and attacked each other. The attack turned fatal when the 27-year-old took out a wrench from his car and clubbed the victim on his head. The alleged assailant Bahrain Lawyers Association files complaint against television series The 27-year old allegedly used a wrench from his car to attack the victim suffered mild injuries to his head in the fight. He was ordered to be kept in police custody for seven days, pending investigations into the case. Friday, August 28, 2015 MoE releases academic calendar 2015/2016 Ministry of Education (MoE) has published the academic calendar for the new academic year 2015/2016. According to the calendar, the schools administrative and educational staff will resume on September 1, while students, including those of continuous education centres, will join school on the sixth of the same month. The guide provides the dates of exams, registration and school holidays. It also includes the dates of most prominent events and procedures related to the educational process in Bahrain. It includes statistics pertaining to the new school year. According to it, schools would work for 196 days, including 92 in the first semester and 104 in the second semester. Law students complete training programme Director General of the General Directorate of Traffic Shaikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa received a number of law students from the University of Bahrain after the completion of a two-month practical and theoretical training period at the General Directorate of Traffic sections. He said the directorate is keen to prepare the national young cadres by providing them with technical and administrative skills prior to going into their career. He wished them success in their new career to benefit the homeland and its leadership. Legal Affairs Department at the General Directorate spearheading the move to take the producers to court after actors in one of the episodes defamed the profession. A Bahraini lawyer, Haytham Al Kooheji, told prosecutors that Har w Bard (Warm and Cold in English) series has vilified their profession. He presented the episode to court in a memory stick. He said what came in the episode goes beyond the freedom of expression Legal Affairs Department at the General Directorate of Traffic has organized a training programme for the students to familiarize them with the flow of work at the directorate s departments of Traffic has organized a training programme for the students to familiarize them with the flow of work at the directorate s departments. It also organized field visits related to their specializations to the Ombudsman Office, courts and Public Prosecution. A Bahraini lawyer, Haytham Al Kooheji, told prosecutors that Har w Bard ( Warm and Cold in English) series has vilified their profession guaranteed by the Bahraini constitution. It s worth noting that the 11th episode The students were engaged in a training workshop themed Creative intelligence aimed at raising their intellectual skills. The students thanked the general director and all other personnel who contributed to develop the training programme. of the series blamed lawyers for manipulating clients who seek legal advice. Participants of the training programme Private sector s role hailed President of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) Shaikha Mai bint Mohammad Al Khalifa yesterday received Al-Seef Real Estate Managing Director Ahmed Yousef, and discussed with him ways to promote cooperation to bring more cultural achievements. BACA s President stressed uplifting Bahrain s cultural movement is a shared responsibility and praised the private sector s role in supporting tourism and cultural movement in Bahrain. Ahmed Yousif lauded the efforts of BACA Ahmed Yousif lauded the BACA s efforts in accentuating Bahrain s cultural achievements, highlighting the growth of development projects that significantly contributes to the advancement of tourism activities.

3 Friday, August 28, LAWYER S CLAIMS BASELESS Advocate General hits out at allegations Advocate General Haroon Al Zayani affirmed that the statements attributed to a lawyer and in which he cast doubts on the integrity of the investigation of a suspect alleging the questioning was held in the absence of his lawyer clashed with the reality on the ground. Commenting on the statements published by Al Wasat newspaper earlier this week, Al Zayani said they did not at all reflect the procedures taken against the accused since his arrest and until his questioning, with the full knowledge of the Public Prosecution. The allegations were an unjustified arbitrary opinion and a biased view that lacked knowledge about the course of investigations, he said. Even if that lawyer gave himself the right to assess the integrity of investigations for one reason or another, the Public Prosecution accepts criticism of its work only if it is levelled within the courses prescribed by the law and by those with a legal capacity in the specific case. Pretensions by those who are not legally related to the case and are not knowledgeable about the reality are not taken into consideration and are not regarded, he said. The Advocate General added that the suspect mentioned in the newspaper article had been arrested with the knowledge of the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation on Aug 18, and remanded in custody for four days in accordance with the Law, until he was referred to the Public Prosecution where The assertion that the Constitution stipulates the presence of a lawyer as an absolute obligation to ensure the validity of procedures is not true - Advocate General Haroon Al Zayani he was questioned. During the detention, neither the lawyer nor anybody else took the trouble to visit the suspect to be informed about the circumstances and reasons for his arrest, nor did he or anyone else show any desire to attend the questioning session, the Advocate General said. At the same time, the defendant did not take the initiative to name his lawyer, nor did he appoint or request a lawyer to attend the questioning session on Aug 23, Al Zayani added. On August 25, the lawyer to whom the statements were attributed submitted a request to attend the questioning, and that was two days after it took place. His request to be present during the session was approved by the Advocate General who affirmed that the Public Prosecution was committed to applying the law without distinction. The law stipulates that the defendant should name his lawyer at the court or during his detention. It also allows the lawyer to do the naming on his behalf, said Advocate General.

4 4 Friday, August 28, 2015 BDF COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF INSPECTS MILITARY UNITS The BDF Commander-in- Chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday conducted inspection tours to several BDF units. During the visit, he reviewed combat readiness and military preparations. He was briefed on workflow stages in these units, weaponry development, modernization policy, training and preparation with military Reviews combat readiness and military preparations During the visit, he reviewed combat readiness and military preparations assigned requirements. Shaikh Khalifa emphasized BDF s steady progress and military advancement and its ability to Shaikh Khalid meets Turkish Ambassador The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received yesterday the Ambassador of Turkey to Bahrain, Hatun Demirer. The Turkish envoy was accompanied by the Turkish military attaché accredited to the Bahrain Colonel Muzffer Hakan Yilirim. During the inspection Shaikh Khalid reviewed the progress of friendly ties between Bahrain and Turkey and the means of boosting these relations. He also praised the development of ties at all levels. The ambassador appreciated the Bahraini-Turkish ties, and called for further cooperation between the two countries in various fields. supply all battalions and units with latest cutting-edge tech military systems. He said BDF is always Housing Minister Basim Alhamar received yesterday the U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain William Roebuck. They discussed bilateral ties and ways to promote them on all levels, besides matters of common interest. keeping abreast of relentless developments in combat and administrative areas and the provision of modern facilities, which enable it to achieve desired results in various assigned duties and tasks. On concluding his visit, he appreciated the efforts by the BDF men and their noble Minister of Industry and Commerce, Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani received yesterday Jerad Bachar following his appointment as the Executive Director of the Tourism Sector at Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB). Head of Prime Minister s Court Shaikh Husam bin Isa Al Khalifa received yesterday Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Essam Khalaf and discussed with him progress in a number of projects nationwide. carriage of the responsibility to maintain the requisite combat readiness posture and to implement their assigned duties in the most optimum manner. Premier appoints four new directors Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa appointed four directors in the executive body of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE). Mirza Salman Khalaf has been appointed as Director of the Directorate of Environmental Assessment and Control and Dr. Ahmed Jaffar Isa as Director of the Human Resources Directorate. Meanwhile, Adnan Ibrahim Al Bader will take charge as the Director of the Directorate of Projects and Services and Amnah Hamad Al Rumaihi will be the Director of the Directorate of International and Media Relations. In a separate edict, HRH PM appointed Shaikha Hala bint Mohammed Al Khalifa as Director of Culture and Arts at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities.

5 Friday, August 28, PUBLIC VETERINARY CENTRE IN BUDAIYA CLOSES DOWN Pet owners and activists react to closure of public clinic for pets Fatima Bastaki/DTNN Free medical services for your pets have always been a boon in the Kingdom. However, animal-rights activists and pet owners were equally shocked to learn the recent closure of the public pet clinic in Budaiya. Mariam s kitten passed away after she failed to receive medical care in time, because her regular medical centre closed down In accordance to a recent decree, the Agriculture and Marine Resources Affairs rolled down the shutters of the public pet clinic on Aug 15. Bahrain Strays Fathiya Al Bastaki expressed her shock in the news of it closing down and said there are many people who can t afford spending money at the private clinics. Another citizen got the bitter end of the deal when her kitten recently fell ill. Mariam Hussain recalled, I used to take my cats to the veterinary clinic which recently closed down their services were great. I took my cats a couple of times and they were treated well and got recovered, said the distressed pet owner. Last Sunday, my kitten was severely ill. I was shocked when I reached there and found out that it got closed down, added Hussain. I didn t know where to take her! I heard that the private ones costs a lot I couldn t afford it. I ended up treating her myself with the medicines I had received from the government services earlier. However, it did not end well for the little cat. My kitten died yesterday I feel so bad because I couldn t take her to that public clinic. I felt helpless. I am just 18 and I can t afford private clinics, said the distressed Hussain. There were also pet owners who got a bad end of deal at the clinic. Aymen Al Khozai recalled his experience when he took his injured dog to the clinic. Ghazi Al Shehabi with his cat It wasn t close to being a good clinic, but it was something at least, said the critical Khozai. I knew the doctors there, they weren t bad, they just didn t have the funding they needed or the medication required to treat the animals. The medication they used was not for animals but for people, he said. I took my dog there once, when his leg was injured. They used I knew the doctors there... they weren t bad. They just didn t have the funding needed or the medication required to treat the animals - Aymen Al Khozai Pet Owner iodine on his leg without a bandage, iodine is extremely poisonous to dogs and it shouldn t be used on pets, he recalled the horror. t azur Company b.s.c. (c) CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR THE SIX MONTH PERIOD ENDED 30 JUNE 2015 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION In United States Dollars ( USD ) 30 June Dec 2014 (reviewed) (audited) ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents 2,741,284 4,043,704 Statutory deposits 6,586,281 6,954,692 Deposits more than 3 months 18,150,086 16,604,152 Investments 7,284,029 6,350,785 Contributions receivable 32,971,975 28,641,433 Receivable from takaful and retakaful companies 2,195,850 2,270,785 Deferred acquisition cost 3,820,196 4,063,145 Deferred retakaful share of contribution 9,367,520 8,459,822 Retakaful share of outstanding claims 9,383,496 10,284,857 Property and equipment 1,634,391 1,851,789 Other assets 2,076,294 2,063,025 Total Assets 96,211,402 91,588,189 LIABILITIES, PARTICIPANTS FUND AND SHAREHODERS EQUITY Liabilities Technical reserves 60,921,297 60,569,171 Payable to takaful and retakaful companies 6,208,157 2,437,550 Other liabilities 6,904,466 5,878,100 Total liabilities 74,033,920 68,884,821 Participants Fund Accumulated deficit (35,043,775) (34,034,661) Foreign currency translation reserve 328, ,407 Total of participants fund (34,715,033) (33,821,254) Equity Share capital 58,000,000 58,000,000 Statutory reserve 1,269,657 1,269,657 Investment fair value reserve 423,550 (54,803) Foreign currency translation reserve (748,735) (278,058) Accumulated losses (8,849,441) (9,134,646) 50,095,031 49,802,150 Non- controlling interest 6,797,484 6,722,472 Total shareholder equity 56,892,515 56,524,622 TOTAL LIABILITIES, PARTICIPANTS FUND AND SHAREHODERS EQUITY 96,211,402 91,588,189 The Board of directors have approved the condensed consolidated financial information. I now take my dog to Dr. Nonie Coutts, which is really expensive. My yearly budget is only about BD300, said the dog owner. Another pet owner Malik Madene supported the closure. The clinic could not afford to stock annual vaccinations for Madene s dog. I completely agree with such decision of closing down the government clinic, since they failed to comply with the requirements for establishing a vet centre. Our society lacks the awareness and culture of CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF PARTICIPANTS REVENUE AND EXPENSES In United States Dollars ( USD ) 30 June June 2014 (reviewed) (reviewed) Contributions Gross contributions 32,331,260 28,656,092 Retakaful share of gross contributions (10,288,660) (8,824,973) Retained contributions 22,042,600 19,831,119 Unearned contributions adjustment (183,377) (2,363,117) Net earned contributions 21,859,223 17,468,002 Policy issuance fee 274, ,765 Policy acquisition costs (1,511,031) (3,373,180) Third party administration fees - (418,513) Re-takaful discount 1,065,912 1,121,340 Net acquisition costs/ discount income (170,557) (2,247,588) Unearned acquisition costs / discount income adjustment- net (1,230,144) 246,802 Net earned acquisition costs / discount income (1,400,701) (2,000,786) Net earned takaful revenue 20,458,522 15,467,216 Claims Gross claims paid 19,477,819 14,163,282 Retakaful share of claims paid (4,347,461) (3,730,878) Change in Outstanding claims - gross 555,944 3,755,643 Change in Outstanding claims - retakaful share 689,733 (949,052) Transfer to technical reserves (199,338) 65,383 Net claims 16,176,697 13,304,378 Net earned revenue over net claims incurred 4,281,825 2,162,838 Wakala fee (3,378,187) (2,951,226) General and administrative expenses under mudarib model (1,957,432) (2,242,381) Provision for bad and doubtful debts (300,000) - Surplus from takaful operations (1,353,794) (3,030,769) Profit income 494, ,029 Mudarib share (36,740) (33,339) Other expense (113,178) - DEFICIT FOR THE PERIOD (1,009,114) (2,809,079) CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME adopting and taking care of animals, since most of them tend to pet animals for utilitarian purposes only, added Madene. More and more pet owners, including Ghazi Al Shehabi who pets a cat, also pointed out that the clinic s access to almost nil funding was among the major reasons for its decline. I think any vet closing down due to budget cuts is horrible. It must have started with cutbacks until they couldn t even operate properly, added Shehabi. In United States Dollars ( USD ) for the six month period ended 30 June 2015 Income Wakala fee 3,378,187 2,951,226 Investment profit income 287, ,488 Mudarib share 36,740 33,339 Other income 101, ,339 Total income 3,803,580 3,462,392 Expenses General and administration expenses 3,442,021 2,895,448 Total expenses 3,442,021 2,895,448 Profit for the year before contribution to KFAS 361, ,944 Contribution to KFAS (2,193) (2,381) Zakat (2,437) (2,643) NET PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD 356, ,920 Profit attributable to: Owners of the parent 285, ,357 Non-controlling interests 71,725 76,563 NET PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD 356, ,920

6 6 3RD PHASE OF HAWRAT SANAD Friday, August 28, 2015 HOUSING PROJECT PROGRESSES Residential units to be delivered by early next year Housing Ministry is implementing the third phase of Hawrat Sanad project, which involves the construction of 50 housing units of unit structural area 209 square meters, Assistant Undersecretary for housing projects, Sami Abdullah Bu Hazza said. It will have two floors having 4 rooms each. He added that 55 per cent of the construction and 39 pc of the infrastructure works have been completed. Electricity and sewage networks would be installed immediately upon the completion of the necessary procedures. He said the units would be Sami Abdullah Bu Hazza 55 per cent of the construction and 39 pc of the infrastructure works have been completed. Electricity and sewage networks would be installed immediately upon the completion of the necessary procedures Hawrat Sanad Housing Project third phase in progress The construction site ready for delivery by early next year. Earlier, 265 housing units were delivered in July. He pointed out land acquisition and evacuation of the site had delayed the work. He added the project is an extension of the units and residential buildings located in the surrounding area. In view of the construction of 4000 housing units project, he praised the supervisors efforts in translating the directives of the country s leadership. Quenching thirst initiative: Coca-Cola volunteers provide water to labourers As part of thirst quenching initiative of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Bahrain, volunteers have been providing water and drinks to labourers working under the scorching heat. Over 7,500 cans of Fanta Citrus and 7,500 bottles of Arwa water were distributed around Bahrain in two months. Last week the teams covered areas in Hamad Town and Saar. Managing Director Mohammed Akeel said, This is truly a blessing to those toiling under the intense heat. I am sure those who have taken part in this initiative will testify how this small gesture touched their hearts. A long time participant, Fatima Al Dagher, wrote, I joined the thirst quenchers in 2009 and ever since, I have been involved in several volunteering projects. The value of volunteering should never be underestimated. Today, my nephews and nieces are also part of this group. This alone inspires me to do more. Public Affairs Coordinator Duduzille Dube said, We can only imagine what it is like, being out in the field for days, wearing an overall and hardhat. Even a drop of cold Over 7,500 cans of Fanta Citrus and 7,500 bottles of Arwa water were distributed around Bahrain in two months. Last week the teams covered areas in Hamad Town and Saar water is welcomed with open palms. There certainly is more happiness in giving than in receiving. The activity will be held Fridays and Saturdays till the end of September. Volunteers Volunteers handing over water bottles have to bring their own cars and the company would provide them with cool boxes containing beverages and water. Interested persons may write to to take part in it. 303,316 visitors to Bahrain from Aug The Assistant Undersecretary for Ports, Search and Follow-up at the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residence (GDNPR) yesterday said 303,316 people entered Bahrain between August 20 and 26. According to the weekly statistic, 229,212 people arrived from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states via King Fahad Causeway, 73,843 through Bahrain International Airport and 261 through seaports.

7 Friday, August 28, CONVICT ADMITS TO USING DRUGS SINCE HE WAS 10 He has been found guilty in four separate drug cases, including the current one An appellant convicted in connection with a drug case confessed to using drugs since he was 10 years old. The 28-year-old accused was arrested driving a stolen car, and police later found traces of hashish in his blood. The accused, who had earier been found guilty in three other drug cases, revealed to prosecutors that he had been The 28-year-old was earlier given 6 months behind bars and a fine BD500 using drugs for the past 20 years, according to court files. In this case, he is charged with robbery and substance abuse. The accused reportedly robbed the car and was later nabbed driving it after its owner filed a complaint at police station. The 28-year-old was earlier given 6 months behind bars and a fine BD500. But the initial verdict had also allowed a BD500 bail. Missing person found in hospital Mohammed Khamis Swar 60-year-old person who A went missing in Mashhad was found in a hospital in the Iranian city. Mohammed Khamis Swar went missing after losing his way back to his hotel. Sources close to his family said that Swar is suffering from chronic diseases and his health condition has deteriorated after getting lost. A pedestrian saw Swar, and as he looked very tired, he took the latter to hospital for treatment, a source close to Swar said. The family members were searching for him when someone informed them he is in hospital, the source added, confirming that Swar s health condition has improved. It s worth noting that Bahraini families visit the city of Mashhad for recreation and for pilgrimage. Riot, arson: Legal proceedings begin The High Criminal Court commenced legal proceedings against nine persons accused of rioting and arson. The nine accused, all locals, were reportedly involved in the sabotage event that took place in Hamad Town, in which masked miscreants set 10 tyres ablaze. They also poured oil on the street as part of the riot that occurred on February 7. A police officer was injured during the event. The accused were identified following police investigations. They have been charged with putting lives in danger and possessing flammables.

8 8 Friday, August 28, 2015 Out& about Beat Bumper: Wrecking crew Orchestra Date: August 28 Venue: Cultural Hall Come and bear witness to Beat Bumper, the latest mesmerizing show by innovative Japanese street dance troupe Wrecking Crew Orchestra. Blending dance and music, the Osaka-based 8-member crew shot to global international stardom with their perfectly choreographed sets that are performed in the dark while wearing special futuristic illuminated costumes, creating a mind-bending showcase that must be seen to be believed. night pro Bh pool party iii Date: August 28 (1PM-11PM) Venue: K Hotel, Juffair The weather is perfect for a pool party so don t miss out on Night Pro BH s and The K Hotel s special Night Pro BH Pool Party III extravaganza, featuring music by DJ Santi, DJ Ceasar, and DJ Cossta. Pack your swimsuit, sun screens and come along with friends. Try out The K Hotel s poolside menu, and sip on drinks while catching some rays and dancing to the best tunes around. VIP tables are available for BD120, including 1 bottle. Dress code: Swim Wear. Tickets cost BD10, Ladies get free entry all day. Free entry for all the Air Crew. student OrientatiOn 2015 Date: 31 August 2015 Venue: Bahrain Polytechnic, Hall 24 Bahrain Polytechnic will host the Student Orientation Day 2015 on 31 August 2015 from 8am to 1pm at its campus, as new students will be briefed by various staff members regarding vital information. making a DiFFerence in infectious Diseases Date: 2 & 3 September 2015 Venue: Art Rotana, Amwaj Islands Bahrain Pharmacists Society organises the first Gulf-Pharma Medical Conference under the patronage of Supreme Council for Health Chairman Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa. The 2-day event will bring together around 350 international, regional and national experts under the theme making a difference in infectious diseases. tivoli pool party Date: September 4 (1PM-onwards) Venue: Coral Bay, Your summer wouldn t be complete without a good pool party, that s why Coral Bay is teaming up with Motor City to throw you one big and cool pool party on September 4. Tivoli Pool Party features the return of one of the region s most wanted DJ s JOJO to deliver a set of what Beirut s nightlife sounds look. Not only that but the party will feature the launch of Motor City s new 4x4 SsangYong, Tivoli, while you enjoy the cool vibes, chilled drinks and amazing music throughout the day. montecarlo party - lost Frequencies Date: September 5 Venue: Bushido Restaurant & Lounge, Seef Area Monte Carlo, Monaco; a city that conjures visions of beauty and extravagance in the most tasteful fashion. This September, in partnership with Jimmy z nightclub in Monte Carlo, Bushido will be presenting a night of entertainment dedicated to this luxury travel destination city for another impressive and memorable nightlife event, transforming its venue from a tranquil and luxurious Japanese restaurant into one of the chicest and most lively nightspots on the island. French courses FOr Beginners Date: September 6 - October 31 Venue: The Alliance Francaise, Bahrain The Alliance Française is going upcoming event Mark Your Calendar appreciation & installation ceremony Date: Saturday 5 September 2015 Venue: BSTD Hall, Adliya Angels Toastmasters Club is an all ladies toastmasters club for learning public speaking and leadership skill by practice. The aforementioned event is in appreciation of the work done by the Executive committee and installation of new Executive committee members. to offer general French courses for Beginners of all age and we will also have intensive courses for intermediate and advanced level based on the number of students interested in such a course. So the first step for that would be to take an appointment for a placement test. Participants need to enrol before the 1st of September JuniOr netball at the Dilmun club Start date: 9 September 2015 Venue: Dilmun Club Fun and lively net ball sessions for 6 to 13 year olds with the focus on developing the skills necessary to play the game. Sessions will consist of a standard warm-up game and skills and drills exercises. The sessions will finish with game play with the format dependent on numbers and abilities. Bahrain Writers circle Date : 14 September 2015 Venue: Coral Bay Bahrain Writers Circle is holding their next meeting on September 14, 2015 at 7.30pm at Coral Bay, located on the Al Fateh Highway, Block 322, Road 2407, Building 491,, Kingdom of Bahrain. gravity mechanical swing carousel class With eleni moustala Date: September 20 (9AM-6PM) Venue: Al Safir Hotel and Tower Join with Sugarcraft art and cake decorating class and learn how to create motion in cakes and make these teddy bears defy gravity! The class is taught by Eleni Moustala, an interior designer from Athens and self-taught in sugar craft art. She was announced Cake Decorator of the Week on Cake Central many times and was honoured with the title Rising Star for May Her philosophy is that Everybody is able to do it from the moment we love it very much. This class welcomes all skill levels, including beginners, as analytical information and necessary help will be given. gulf healthcare summit 2015 Date: 29 September - 1 October Venue: The Diplomat Radisson Blu, Hotel Residence and Spa The First Annual Gulf Health Care Summit 2015 under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Sadiq AbdulKarim Al Shehabi, Minister of Health will be held over the course of three days and will include a twoday conference with international speakers and a one-day workshop featuring six parallel workshops. Gulf HealthCare Summit is the only integrated networking event that is focused on providing deep insights into the Healthcare and Hospital Administration and Management life cycles, with particular emphasis on the application of international best practices tailored to the Middle East market. ritz-carlton, Bahrain hotel & spa Date: : Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Venue: Pétanque courts Pétanque is a form of boules BatelcO gaming league 15 Date: 3 September to 3 October 2015 Venue: Vortex Gaming Centre Batelco Gaming League 15 is a year-long event where gamers are welcome to compete either individually or in team based on the games provided during the league. The games which gamers can compete in are FIFA15 singles and doubles, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, DOTA2 and League of Legends. The whole competition prize pool is BHD7200 segmented into 5 competitions, based on competitors and teams leaderboards score only 8 participants may advance to the Gaming Season Finale. How to reach us Out & About page gives up-to-date information on a daily basis (except on Wednesday and Thursday) on the events and programmes taking place in clubs, associations, churches, temples, mosques, universities, colleges, schools, and Bahrain Exhibition Centre. To be included, you may share your events details well in advance on our whatsapp group Bahrain Events ( ) or or call where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally piglet ) or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel. It can be played in public areas in parks, or in dedicated facilities called Pétanque boulodromes. al ansar summer classes Date: Every Saturday, Monday & Wednesday Venue: Al Ansar Centre Al Ansar Center Bahrain is organising summer classes for children aged eight and above. There will be three classes weekly, on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays from 09:30 am to 12:30pm. The activities are Qur aan and Islamic Studies, Good manners, Quiz, Creative Fun, Work shops and Study tours. Transport facility is arranged for the student participants. summer Drinks Date: Daily until September 30 Venue: The Lobby Lounge, The Ritz Carlton, Bahrain Hotel and Spa The Lobby Lounge has created a collection of signature refreshments including mocktails, smoothies, milkshakes and iced beverages for your delight this summer. BD4++ per drink. Contact or rc.bahrz. com for more information. ladies art rotana Date: Every Thursday, Until September 30 (5PM) Venue: Cellar 59, ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands Thursday nights are all about the ladies. Enjoy 3 complimentary cocktails and beverages at Cellar 59, to relax by yourself or with your girlfriends. It s guaranteed to set your mood for an incredible weekend ahead! intencion BanD at an nada lounge Date: Daily except Saturday from 9.15pm to 12.45am Venue: An Nada Lounge Enjoy the music of the all-girl band Intencion Latin American quartet, performing from 9.15 PM to AM during weekdays and 9.15 PM to 1.30 AM during weekends (except Saturdays) at An Nada Lounge. ( Sheraton Bahrain hotel )

9 Friday, August 28, YOUTH CITY 2030 COMES TO A CLOSE Over 1600 youngsters attend the programme Mohammed Zafran/DTNN Youth City 2030 came to a successful close yesterday with about 1600 students attending its training programmes. Hundreds of students took part in Bahrain s largest summer camp which was launched last month. Experienced trainers taught various arts and sciences at the sixth edition of Youth City The camp was categorized into four sections namely Art, Science, Leadership and Media with classes for painting, leadership, public relations, cooking, fashion designing, technology, writing, video production, photography and other subjects on offer. It was organized at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre in Sanabis. We offered 3000 training opportunities, every student was allowed to register in more than two courses. There was a huge interest and we were able to meet the interest. We had professional trainers who contributed greatly in providing the perfect experience for the students. The volunteers at the venue also played a crucial Youngsters at the training programme Marwa Buhaila, a trainer role in the success of the programme, an organizer said. Sharing a similar view, Youth City 2030 Media Committee Head Abdallah El Hamy said I think every student who took part will take away something special from their experience at the camp. The camp provided a great learning experience with classes for various subjects. Youth City 2030 is unique in that respect, there are so many different subjects covered. We even had elections which decided heads of each category. The elections experience helped the youngsters understand basics of democracy, leadership and persuasion. Prizes were also distributed to the outstanding students who won the various competitions which was held during the camp, he added. Marwa Buhaila, who volunteered to teach at the At a carpentry training session camp said the response from the children was perfect. I worked in a class where we taught students leadership qualities. The students were extremely cooperative and happy to learn. Some students were very reserved at first but after we conducted some activities they started to express themselves. We could easily see the change in the students, after only a few days they already started being more open and expressive. Mobile Snatching: Ruling on Aug 31 new ruling date was A announced yesterday in the trial of a man accused of robbery. The accused reportedly robbed a 52-year-old woman of her mobile phone before selling it for BD40 here. He was scheduled to hear his verdict yesterday, before the High Criminal Court delayed it to August 31. The robbery occurred on November 8 last year, where the accused allegedly snatched the phone from the Russian pedestrian. The accused, in car stopped by the victim. He asked in English if I was in need for From the art and crafts session help, and I politely asked him to leave, the woman told prosecutors in her statement. But he suddenly snatched my mobile phone which was in my jacket. I tried to resist him and grab the phone back. But, he overpowered me and bolted in his car. I grabbed on to the window of his car when it started moving and I fell down, she added. The woman suffered a broken nose, wounds to her lips as well as bruises to her face on account of the incident, according to a medical report. The Bahraini suspect was arrested after eight days of the robbery at a Juffair hotel, according to court files. Wide Angle Joel Indrupati That s not Cricket England regained the Ashes this week, on 24 August, after their fifth cricket test match against Australia, played at The Oval in London. By winning this five-match Ashes 2015 series, 3-2, they got the trophy back from the touring Australians. But, as I watched the news, somehow, my mind went back to the traditional over-a-century-old England-Australia cricket rivalry. It had, actually, given rise to the very term Ashes since 1882, when an English newspaper had written a mock obituary stating that English cricket had died, and that the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia! My mind particularly went back to England s role in Ashes series. A series about which I had read much, and I had watched much. And I now thought it might worth a revisit by us. Almost a century has passed since that controversial tour of Australia by English cricketers, but the series, which had caused a huge diplomatic upheaval, will always be remembered for the revisions of the laws of Cricket it had soon evoked. I remember watching Bodyline, a wonderfully-made BBC mini-series on television that showed the controversy surrounding the strategy of England s Captain Douglas Jardine of having his bowlers use some completely ungentlemanly tactics to get the great batsman Don Bradman out. Jardine s attack was a revenge-seeking one because, earlier in 1930, England had lost the series to the touring Australians. And the Australian Don Bradman, during that time, was riding high on the crest of his career. In fact, Australia had, in 1930, won the five-test series 2 1, with Don Bradman scoring 974 runs at a batting average of an astounding , an aggregate record that still stands, even today. By , Bradman s average had hovered around 100, approximately twice that of all other world-class batsmen of that time. Then aged 24, Bradman clearly was not going to retire anytime soon. Therefore, he became the prime target of the English bowlers. Apparently, as soon as Jardine was named captain for the English tour of Australia, Jardine met up with his two fast bowlers Harold Larwood and Bill Voce at London s Piccadilly Hotel to discuss a plan to combat Bradman s extraordinary skills. They knew that Bradman gets uncomfortable facing deliveries which bounced higher than usual at a faster pace, and that he would step back out of the line of the ball. And thus was born a new form of bowling delivery called Bodyline created by them. The ball was bowled close to, or at, the batsman. It was bowled towards the body of the batsman on the line of the leg stump, in the hope of creating leg-side deflections that could be caught by one of the several fielders in the quadrant of the field behind square leg. The English wanted to reduce Bradman s scoring, or get him out, but this dangerous bowling had actually led to a large number of serious injuries on the Australian team. England won the series 3-1. But it made Australians bitter. And what followed was a huge protest that strained England-Australia relations. Soon cricket laws were revised and Bodyline bowling tactics were banned soon after the series. An occasional short-pitched ball aimed at the batsman (called a bouncer) has never been illegal and is still in widespread use as a tactic. But a direct bodyline delivery is just not cricket, which is, after all, a gentleman s game. (The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of this newspaper.)

10 10 Friday, August 28, 2015 CREDIMAX OFFERS STUDENTS A PIECE OF CORPORATE LIFE Credimax provides training to introduce students into corporate world COUNTRY/CURRENCIES BUY SELL SOUTH AFRICAN RAND US DOLLARS CANADIAN DOLLAR PERUVIAN NUEVO SOL INDIAN RUPEE BANGLADESH TAKA CHINESE YUAN HONG KONG DOLLAR INDONESIAN RUPIAH JAPANESE YEN KOREAN WON SRI LANKAN RUPEE MALAYSIAN RINGGIT NEPALESE RUPEE PHILIPPINE PESO PAKISTAN RUPEE SINGAPORE DOLLAR THAI BAHT AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR EURO SWISS FRANC CZECH KORUNE BRITISH POUND TURKISH LIRA SAUDI RIYAL UAE DIRHAMS QATAR RIYAL KUWAITI DINAR OMANI RIYAL EGYPTIAN POUND JORDANIAN DINAR LEBANESE POUND MOROCCAN DIRHAMS SYRIAN POUND YEMENI RIYAL Rates are for indication purpose only. For firm rates or for currencies not listed above please call Bahrain Financing Company. Telephone: , Website: COUNTRY 1 US DLR 1 UK STG 1 SFR 100 YEN BAHRAIN KUWAIT OMAN QATAR UAE SAUDI CrediMax, the pioneering credit card issuer and acquirer in Bahrain, hosted a workshop, Job Shadow, at its premises. Inspired by the demands of the future job market and as a part of CrediMax s robust Corporate Social Responsibility programme, the workshop aimed at introducing school students to the corporate world with focus on real-life situations faced at the workplace. We hosted this event to highlight the vast difference between the academic and the Participants and organisers during a photocall Bahrain corporate earnings to jump Corporate world has reasons to cheer as the Kingdom is all poised to defy the odds and record good increase in profits in the second half of the year, according to a report by Kuwait-based investmenthouse Markaz. Bahrain companies are expected to increase their profit by six per cent for the full year 2015 compared to This expected growth in profit is noteworthy, as it comes on the heels of a disappointing five pc decline in earnings in the first half of 2015, as reported by the investment firm. However, the wider GCC region is not going to revive fast. According to the report, the region s corporate earnings will contract by 0.3 pc in full year 2015 led by Saudi with The workshop aimed at introducing school students to the corporate world with focus on real-life situations faced at the workplace working life that necessitates a different set of skills to succeed. We planned a number of exciting activities and exercises for the students and we do hope that they benefit from this experience, said Head an expected decline of 7.9 pc. This decline follows the sharp decrease of 7.2 pc in earnings posted by GCC corporate in the first half of this year. Fall in oil prices, strengthening US dollar and company specific issues were responsible for the poor earnings in the first half of Earnings in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia contracted by 19 pc and 16 pc, respectively, (1H-15, YoY basis), while UAE, Bahrain and Oman also registered negative earnings growth of 2 pc, 5 pc and 7 pc, respectively, the investment house said in its report. The report notes that GCC of Merchant Sales & Services, Amira Ismail. During the event, 16 students aged were given a tour of CrediMax s different departments. They were also given a brief detailing of the functions Real Estate sector has achieved impressive performance in the first half of this year. It says Real estate boom in major markets such as UAE (Dubai & Abu Dhabi), Qatar and introduction of mortgage lending reforms in Saudi Arabia have led to significant earnings growth of the sector. The sector clocked 44.5 pc earnings jump in the period. of each department. The workshop also focused on basic job-hunting tips, do s and don ts during interviews in addition to other exercises to enhance the students skills. Chief Executive Yousif Ali Mirza said, Moving from the academic life to the working field is undeniably a daunting and challenging transition and by hosting such events, we aim to make our children familiar with demands of the job market. Hopefully, it would pave the way for a smoother transition between school, university and work, Telecom sector has been a major lag in the overall GCC earnings and Markaz report adds that the sector, the fourth largest in terms of net earnings, was affected by the reduction in ARPUs (Average Revenue per User), as well as company specific losses and thus continued its negative run from 2014, with overall profits declining by 35 pc.

11 Friday, August 28, A decade after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has made a successful comeback as the home of jazz with a boom in tourism. File photo of Louisiana struck by the disaster in 2005, that killed 1,800 people New Orleans The vibrant sounds of brass bands and buskers echo through the streets of New Orleans ten years after the birthplace of jazz was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. But while tourists may find themselves overwhelmed by choice, locals fear some of the Big Easy s spirit of creativity and improvisation may have been lost to the floodwaters. There had been a long line of older musicians passing a culture on to younger musicians, guitarist Jonathan Frelich told AFP. That got uprooted, and the way the city decided to invest in culture didn t have much to do with the way that it had existed before. The loss of neighborhood clubs and an increased emphasis on tourism has shaped the opportunities for musicians and the types of music they play, he said. It became the mode of desperation, and the only game in town, Frelich said. More than 1,800 people were killed across the US Gulf Coast -- the vast majority in New Orleans -- and over a million people were displaced when the Category 5 hurricane struck on August 29, The financial toll topped $150 billion. Katrina flooded 80 percent of New Orleans with water that rose as high as 20 feet (six meters) after the coastal city s poorly built levee system burst from the pressure of a massive storm surge. The city descended into chaos as increasingly desperate people with little food or clean water waited days for help to arrive. It was months before the Big Easy was habitable again and over 100,000 people still have not returned to their homes. When the waters receded, the future looked bleak. City leaders embraced the efforts of the tourism industry to package local culture as a catalyst of the recovery. - Mixing it up - Over a 100,000 people still having returned to their homes It worked. The economy is booming, a whopping nine million tourists visited last year, and there are scores of new festivals and venues offering work to local musicians. But the cost of living has risen sharply as the city still works to rebuild its decimated housing stock. Many musicians find themselves struggling to get by with the cost of renting or owning a home up 30 to 45 percent from pre-storm levels. Plenty of performers find themselves working for tips in the street or even in some of the bars serving tourists. Those who manage to get regular paying gigs find that their work isn t always valued. Some of the newer places aren t as concerned with the quality of music because there s so many people on the street, they re going to get bodies no matter what, said Meschiya Lake, a popular jazz singer who performs regularly on the bustling Frenchmen Street. In recent years, Frenchmen Street has transformed from the hipper alternative to Bourbon Street into a more touristfriendly destination, where a well-lit outdoor market and a giant gourmet hot dog stand welcome visitors. Once known for its diverse, experimental vibe, the strip is now home to more cover bands and traditional jazz. While the hotels and bars catering to tourists may be quite tame, musicians still have places to cut loose. Many, though certainly not all, of the corner bars which helped make New Orleans an early hotbed of rhythm and blues, rock and funk have reopened. The social clubs that support the brass band led neighborhood parades known as second lines have also reformed. New Orleans music always sells, and musicians are skilled at meeting their audience s expectations, said Matt Sakakeeny, a musicologist at Tulane University who specializes in New Orleans brass bands. The system still rewards innovative musicians who know the formula and are mixing it up. I don t see any signs that they are in danger. -- Vibrancy, accidental magic -- Musicians said that while tourism had a homogenizing effect on the music, the city s changing demographics pose another threat to its penchant for improvisation. The black population has fallen by about 115,000 people, dropping from 68 percent of residents in 2000 to 60 percent in 2013, the latest census figures show. Plenty of white residents also found the emotional and financial cost of rebuilding to be too high, though their numbers are harder to measure. The post-katrina influx of new residents included homeowners who were less inclined to join street parades, and more willing to call the authorities. Recently proposed legislation to limit the volume of recorded and live music puzzled many locals accustomed to the late night blasts of trumpets. That s part of the vibrancy, that accidental magic, Lake told AFP. It s like going to France and telling them to stop speaking French. Tuba player Bennie Pete longs for pre-storm New Orleans. You always feel like you re missing something, he said. You re driving through a neighborhood looking for a certain house, and it s not there... the heart of it is what I m looking for. That s why it s so important to make sure that the city s unique culture and sound is protected, he said. We understand our position as musicians and culture bearers is to educate the younger ones so they can grab the torch, he said. Right now, we still have a lot more walking and torch carrying to do.

12 12 Friday, August 28, 2015 Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail (BIHR), in association with The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management organized a two-day hospitality workshop by seasoned hotelier Mandy Kouwenberg at the Diplomat Radisson on Aug 25 and 26 Alba hosted youth in the age group of 12 to 17 years from the Royal Academy o The Domain Hotel and Spa collaborated with charity organization Good Giving Saturday, The Hotel employees donated clothing that will be distributed amongst labor camps and marginal workers across the Kingdom. Present at the event were Ms. Mollie Bednarowski and Ms. Helen Bragdon-Tinkler from Good Giving Saturday along with the Domain Hotel and Spa Management team Al Salam Bank Bahrain organized for its Summer Interns a day visit to the Al S interns to boost Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) concept and importance i for all the children, in addition to distributing school bags with miscellaneous s Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) summer camp participants visited Bahrain s ccnemas during the month-long activities this year

13 Friday, August 28, f Police as part of the Academy s seventh Summer Camp Alba was presented with a token of appreciation for its support towards the RAP Summer Camp anabel Orphans Care Society (Al Sanabel) as one of the Bank s activities for the n serving the society. The programme included various entertainment activities tationery items to the children Lost Paradise of Dilmun and Al Areen Palace & Spa employees completed an exciting teambuilding workshop entitled Developing High Performance Team last week at LPOD Water Park Participants at the annual summer camp organized by the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) for employees children were taken on a field visit to the Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park

14 14 Friday, August 28, 2015 I do my best work when I feel conviction to say something through the character I play. Always I want to have integrity and not compromise that. -Lupita Nyong o Los OAngeles scar-winning actress Susan Sarandon is on a mission to help save an inmate s life. The actress - who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean, a real-life nun who grows close to a man on death row, in the film Dead Man Walking - is seeking to stay the execution of death row inmate Richard Glossip, 52. Sister Helen Prejean called me and convinced me that this guy, Richard Glossip, was innocent and needed another chance to have better representation to present new information that would establish a reasonable doubt as to his guilt and save him from being executed, Sarandon said. The strange music that plays during a joker scene in The Dark Knight was inspired by the sound a razor blade makes on a piano wire. Washington Amber Rose and model Blac Chyna are all set to make their way to the small screen as the duo is planning to come up with their own reality show on MTV. According to sources, Chyna and Rose, who share lot of things in common, are close to finalising a reality show deal with the channel. As per sources, the new show will focus on both women taking care of their kids while juggling work, including club appearances. Grammy Awardwinning singer and songwriter whose 1997 album, Come On Over, became the bestselling studio album of all time by a female artist. August 28, 1965 Shania Twain New I Delhi t s nothing new when A-listers celebrities endorse a good cause or start their own thing altogether for good of other. Bollywood young actress Alia Bhatt does not want to stay behind too. This daddy s little girl says that she wants to walk on the words of her father and nowadays is busy balancing her career and the cause of educating girl child. Whilst addressing the media, the actress said, My mother has always taken the initiative to educate the girl child of the servants in our building. So, I have seen all this since my childhood and also, my father tells me that instead of using the little popularity that I have for my own self, I should do something for people who are in need. Alia, though endorsing education amongst girls, clearly says she does not want to study further and has got over with her education. She believes she cannot be a teacher too until unless it s related to acting, singing or dancing. Alia will be next seen in Vikas Behl s Shaandaar opposite Shahid Kapoor which is scheduled to release on October 22.

15 15 Friday, August 28, 2015 HITMAN: AGENT 47 ( Action ) Starring: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto DANA CINEMA: Timings: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 21:00, 23:00, 01:00 CINECO (20) : Daily At: Am Mn. + (1.00 Am Thurs/Fri) Daily At: Daily At (Vip I): Pm. SEEF (II):Daily At: (1.00 Am Thurs/ Fri) SEEF (I): Daily At: Pm. SAAR: Daily At: (11.30 Pm. Thurs/ Fri) AL JAZIRA: Daily At: Pm. + (12.00 Mn. Thurs/ Fri) BROTHERS ( Hindi / Action / Drama ) Starring: Akshay Kumar, Jackie Shroff, Sidharth Malhotra DANA CINEMA: Timings: 10:30, 16:30, 22:30 CINECO (20) : Daily At: Am Pm. SEEF (II):Daily At: Pm. THANI ORUVAN ( Tamil / Thriller / Action / Romance ) Starring: Jayam Ravi, Nayantara DANA CINEMA: Timings: 13:30, 19:30, 01:15 AL HAMRA: Daily At: 6.00 Pm. ALL IS WELL ( Hindi / Comedy / Drama / Romance ) Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin DANA CINEMA: Timings: 10:30, 16:30, 22:30 KICK 2 ( Telugu / Action / Romance ) Starring: Ravi Teja, Rakul Preet Singh, Ravi Kishan Timings: 13:30, 19:30, 01:15 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ( Action / Adventure / Thriller ) Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner DANA CINEMA: Timings: 10:30, 13:00, 15:30, 18:00, 20:30, 23:00, 01:15 Timings: 10:30, 13:00, 15:30, 18:00, 20:30, 23:00, 01:15 CINECO (20) : Daily At (Atmos): Pm. Daily At: Am (12.30 Mn Am Thurs/Fri) Daily At (Vip I): Am Pm SEEF (II):Daily At: Am Mn. SAAR: Daily At: (11.30 Pm Thurs/Fri) EVOLUTION MAN 3D (Animation / Drama ) Starring: Jamel Debbouze, Melissa Theuriau, Patrice Timings: 10:30, 14:30, 18:30, 22:30 SEEF (II):Daily At: Am Pm. INSIDE OUT 2D (Animation / Adventure / Comedy ) Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black Timings: 12:30, 16:30, 20:30, 00:30 CINECO (20) : Daily At (3D): Am Pm SEEF (II):Daily At : Am Pm. PHANTOM ( Hindi/Action/Thriller ) Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Rajesh Tailang DANA CINEMA: Timings: 10:30, 13:15, 16:00, 18:45, 21:30, 00:15 CINECO (20) : Daily At: Am Mn. SEEF (II):Daily At: (12.30 Mn. Thrs./ Fri.) SEEF (I): Daily At: Am Pm. AWAL: Daily At: (12.00 Mn Thurs/Fri) BAJRANGI BHAIJAN ( Hindi / Drama ) Starring: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malthotra DANA CINEMA: Timings: 11:00, 17:00, 23:00 CINECO (20) : Daily At: Am Pm SEEF (II):Daily At: Mn. BAAHUBALI ( Hindi / Action / Romance ) Starring: Tamannaah Bhatia, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty DANA CINEMA: Timings: 14:00, 20:00 NO ESCAPE ( Action / Thriller ) Starring: Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson DANA CINEMA: Timings: 10:30, 15:00, 19:30 CINECO (20) : Daily At: Pm. + (1.00 Am. Thrs/Fri.) SEEF (I): Daily At: Am Mn. SAAR: Daily At: (11.15 Pm. Thurs/ Fri) AL JAZIRA: Daily At: (11.45 Pm. Thurs/Fri) SOUTHPAW ( Action / Drama / sport ) Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence DANA CINEMA: Timings: 12:30, 17:00, 21:30, 00:00 CINECO (20) : Daily At: Am Pm. + (1.00 Am. Thrs/Fri.) SEEF (I): Daily At: Am Pm. + (1.00 Am. Thrs./Fri.) LOHAM ( Malayalam / Thriller ) Starring: Mohanlal, Andrea Jeremiah, Siddique DANA CINEMA: Timings: 10:30, 13:00, 15:30, 18:00, 20:30, 23:00, 01:15 AL HAMRA: Daily At: Pm + (12.00 Mn Thurs/Fri) HAYATY MEBAHDELA ( Arabic/ Comedy ) Starring: Mohamed Saad, Hassan Hosny, Nicole Saba, Samy Maghawry DANA CINEMA: Timings: 10:30, 14:45, 19:00, 23:15 CINECO (20) : Daily At: Pm SEEF (II):Daily At: Pm. SHADD AGZAA ( Arabic / Thriller / Drama / Action ) Starring: Mohamed Ramadan, Donia Samir Ghanem, Yasser Galal DANA CINEMA: Timings: 12:45, 17:00, 21:15 MINIONS ( Animations / Comedy / Family ) Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton DANA CINEMA: Timings: 11:00, 12:45, 14:30, 16:15, 18:00 CINECO (20) : Daily At (3D) : Am Pm. 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RETURN TO SENDER ( Adventure / Comedy ) Starring: Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte DANA CINEMA: Timings: 12:15, 16:00, 19:45, 23:30 TERMINATOR GENISYS ( Action / Sci-Fi ) Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke DANA CINEMA: Timings: 13:30, 18:30, 23:30 CINECO (20) : Daily At: Pm. JURASSIC WORLD ( Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi ) Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins DANA CINEMA: Timings: 11:00, 16:00, 21:00 WLAD RIZK ( Arabic / Crime / Drama / Action ) Starring: Ahmed Ezz, Ahmed El Fishawy, Nesreen Amin DANA CINEMA: Timings: 10:30, 14:45, 19:00, 23:15 THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. ( Action/Adventure/Comedy ) Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander DANA CINEMA: Timings: 12:30, shamed army officer, Daniyal A Khan (Saif) is living a life of anonymity. Court-martialed because evidence points out that he was not with his team when the enemy attacked, he yearns to earn his stripes back. As it so happens, there is a covert intelligence group, who is seething that the Centre has not been able to avenge the 26/11 Mumbai carnage. They know permissions from official quarters will not come. So, they just take it upon themselves to launch a `punish-thoseterrorists movement. After all, like one young officer (Zeeshan Ayub) says, 10 audacious guys from across the border did bring Mumbai to her knees on that 16:45, 21:00, 01:00 CINECO (20) : Daily At: Am Pm. + (12.30 Mn. Thurs/Fri) Daily At (Vip I): (1.00 Am. Thrs./Fri.) SEEF (II):Daily At: Am Pm. SAAR: Daily At: Am (11.15 Pm Thurs/Fri) SELF/LESS (Pg-15) (Thriller) *- Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode CINECO (20) : Daily At: Am Pm. SEEF (II):Daily At: Am Pm. SAAR: Daily At: Am Pm. SAN ANDREAS (Pg-15) (Action/ Thriller) *- Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino CINECO (20) : Daily At: Am Pm. THE GIFT (Pg-15) (Thriller) *- Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton, Rebecca Hall CINECO (20) : Daily At: Mn. PIXELS (Pg-15) (Action/Comedy/ Sci-Fiction) *- Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan CINECO (20) : Daily At: Pm. fateful night in 2008, killing 166 people. So Daniyal is despatched across continents to find the fanatic four who plotted 26/11. They even whisper to him that, he can `accidentally kill. Based on the book, Mumbai Avengers by Hussain Zaidi, Kabir Khan, fresh from the super-success of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, doesn t extend a hand of friendship to the neighbouring country in this one. Instead, he is clear that if they house the Laskhar-e-Taiba or allow militants like Haris Saeed (the cinema-counterpart of Hafiz Saeed) then the blood-thirsty Indian will take revenge. To add glamour, Daniyal TEKKEN 2 (Pg-15) (Action/ Adventure) New *- Kane Kosugi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Rade Serbedzija SEEF (II):Daily At : Pm. THE NUTCRACKER SWEET (G) (Animation/Adventure) *- Alicia Silverstone, Edward Asner, Drake Bell SEEF (II):Daily At: Am Pm. ALL IS WELL (Pg) (Hindi/ Comedy/Drama/Romantic) *- Abhishek Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Asin SEEF (II):Daily At: Am Pm. DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD (\ (Action/Comedy/Horror) New *- Vegar Hoel, Orjan Gamst, Martin Starr SEEF (I): Daily At: Am Pm. THE LOVE AFFAIR ((Filipino/Drama/Romantic) *- Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm SEEF (I): Daily At: Am Pm. MADURA NARANGA (Malayalam) *- Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon, Parvathy Ratheesh AL HAMRA: Daily At: Noon. is accompanied by Nawaz Mistry (Katrina) who works on special assignments for Indian intelligence from London. As the prologue says, the Taj Mahal Hotel at Apollo Bunder, blown up that fateful night has a new facade now. As cinema, this thriller is over-simplified, though the gloss adds to the large-screen appeal. Saif is adept; Kat is pretty appealing (pun on the pretty because her make-up is intact even in the battlefield). Zeeshan and his jingoism in the climax gives you that proud-india moment. And, if you re still licking the wounds of that senseless Mumbai massacre, then Phantom is the balm you should reach out for.

16 16 Friday, August 28, 2015 Philippine massacre trial hearings WAIT TILL YEAR END! Manila the world s deadliest attacks excavator. The slow pace verdict before he steps down Trial hearings of defendants against media workers, saw of the trial has angered the from office in mid The slow pace accused of the massacre of some shot in their genitals families of the victims and Widows of victims spoke 58 people in the Philippines before they were buried frustrated President Benigno out last month after one of of the trial has will finish by the end of the in a hilltop grave using an Aquino, who has promised a the principal accused, Andal angered the year, the country s chief justice Ampatuan Snr, died of liver vowed yesterday. cancer while under hospital families of the Prosecution and defence guard. victims and frustrated President lawyers will finish presenting Sereno said the court has evidence by the end of 2015, resolved most of the bail after which the judge has 90 petitions that caused much of Benigno Aquino, days to issue a verdict, Chief the delays in the six-year long Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno proceedings. who has promised a verdict told reporters. Two sons of Andal It is excruciatingly slow Ampatuan Snr, Andal Jnr and for the victims families. That Zaldy, are among 100 people before he steps is not debatable, it is painful, on trial for one of the world s down from office there must be closure, Sereno most shocking mass murders. said. The Ampatuans ruled in mid-2016 The trial involves members Maguindanao for over a of the influential Ampatuan decade under the patronage clan, which allegedly ordered of then-president Gloria Sereno s announcement, but the slaughter of 58 people, including 32 journalists, in the Arroyo, who had tolerated the clan s private army as a buffer stressed that getting justice was still her priority. conflict-wracked province of against Muslim separatist I accept that the process Maguindanao in November rebels. can be lengthy, as long as 2009 in an attempt to Former Governor of the Philippine province of Maguindanao Widow Merly Perante, we are not disappointed with crush a rival clan s election Andal Ampatuan Senior (C) and four members of the Ampatuan whose journalist husband the result, as long as they get challenge. clan are escorted by policemen as they arrive at the Villamor Ronnie was among those convicted and get the right The brutal massacre, one of Airbase in Manila (File Photo) slain, said she was cheered by punishment, she said. IS kills two generals in Iraq, advances in Syria Baghdad A suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed two Iraqi generals yesterday in the key battleground province of Anbar, as the jihadists made gains in neighbouring Syria. IS overran large areas of Iraq in 2014 and seized Anbar capital Ramadi earlier this year. Military spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool said a suicide bomber in an explosives-rigged vehicle struck the Al Jaraishi area north of Ramadi as Iraqi forces advanced. IS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement online. Teary Exit Washington One of the two giant panda twins born at Washington s Smithsonian National Zoo over the weekend died on Wednesday, turning unexpected joy to tragedy in a matter of days. After an ultrasound revealed a possible pregnancy a week ago, zookeepers were greeted with another surprise on Saturday when 17-year-old panda Mei Xiang gave birth to not one, but two baby cubs. But the keepers struggled to keep the smaller of the two healthy as Mei Xiang focused UK migration hits record level over 12 months London Net migration to Britain has hit record levels, official figures showed yesterday, with the difference between migrants leaving and arriving in Britain rising to around 329,000 in the year to March. The net migration figure was a statistically significant increase from 236,000 in year ending March 2014 and is the highest net migration on record, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. Immigration Minister James Brokenshire called the figures deeply disappointing. Prime Minister David Cameron had vowed to reduce the numbers to less than 100,000 by May of this year. Some 636,000 people immigrated to Britain over the 12-month period, a rise of 84,000, while 307,000 people emigrated, down 9,000. The net figure is 9,000 more than the previous record, which was set in the year ending June The report found that 269,000 EU citizens had moved to Britain permanently, a statistically significant increase of 56,000. Around 53,000 were Romanian and Bulgarian citizens, almost double the 28,000 in the previous 12 months. Prime Minister Cameron has vowed to hold a referendum on Britain s membership of the European Union by 2017, and is hoping to wrest powers from Brussels, particularly over immigration, before the vote. Brokenshire called the figures a wake-up call. While these figures underline the challenges we need to meet to reduce net migration, they should also act as a further wake-up call for the EU. Current flows of people across Europe are on a scale we haven t seen since the end of the Second World War, he said. This is not sustainable and risks the future economic development of other EU member states. It reinforces the need for further reform at an EU level as well as within the UK. Smaller of newborn panda twins at US zoo dies her attention on the larger cub. The undersize cub - nearly half the weight of the other - passed away on Wednesday, four days after its unexpected birth had made it an Internet sensation. This is a very hard loss for us, zoo director Dennis Kelly told a press conference. It s really hard to keep those little creatures thriving. Zookeepers faced an uphill battle after they had trouble convincing Mei Xiang to swap between caring for the smaller and larger cub. Tiny, blind, nearly hairless and with little ability to regulate their own body temperature, newborn pandas are completely dependent on their mothers. Keepers had stepped into that maternal role by bottle-feeding the cub and administering antibiotics to stave off infections, but their efforts ultimately fell short. After the last swap this morning, we immediately noticed that it appeared weaker, with possible respiratory problems, chief veterinarian Don Neiffer said. We did see some A migrant climbs over a fence near Calais improvements... but things turned and its condition declined. We weren t able to turn things. Prior to its death, the cub had stopped gaining weight and was only 79.8 grams (2.8 ounces) when it died, as opposed to the grams of its larger sibling. Neiffer noted that newborn cubs are extremely fragile and that the cause of death would not be known for sure until an autopsy is performed in the next few weeks. But he also said the larger cub was doing very well. A smaller of two panda cubs born to Giant Panda Mei Xiang is fed from a bottle (File Photo) We have a very healthy panda.we remain very optimistic about the animal, Arrest warrant issued for Pak ex-pm Karachi Pakistani anti-corruption A court yesterday issued arrest warrants for former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as well as one of his senior ministers in a dozen graft cases against them. The court ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which probed the cases, to apprehend Gilani, who was prime minister from 2008 to 2012, along with ex-commerce minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim and produce them before a judge on September 10. Yes, the court has issued the arrest warrants against them and to produce them into the court on the next hearing, an FIA official said. Gilani can appeal to a higher court to allow him to post bail to avoid arrest before the hearing, but Fahim is unlikely to appear because he is receiving cancer treatment in Britain. Neiffer said. It is too early to determine the sex of either cub.

17 Friday, August 28, 2015 US shooting VIRGINIA GUNMAN URGED TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP Roanoke An ex-tv journalist who shot dead two ex-colleagues live on air in Virginia had been ordered to seek medical help by his bosses, memos reveal. Internal memos from Dan Dennison, then news chief of WDBJ7, show concerns about Vester Flanagan s aggressive behaviour towards colleagues. They indicate the station tried to help him before firing him in February Flanagan shot dead Alison Parker and Adam Ward at a shopping centre in Moneta on Wednesday. He filmed the attack and posted it on social media. He sent a rambling manifesto to ABC News, saying he was a human powder keg... just waiting to go BOOM!!!! Flanagan voiced a host of anger-laced grievances, as well as some praise, in a disjointed 23-page document that authorities say he faxed after shooting the two WDBJ- Tragic end TV journalists live on air - killings that he attempted to explain. In one document that he called a suicide note for friends and family, Flanagan, wrote, I am so sorry for dumping on you... I am just so sick of this s*** man. Flanagan talked about his past, including his time growing up in Northern California and his claims to have worked as a teen model and later as a male escort in addition to his time in television news. He delved into his personal life, including his being a gay black man, offering praise for some relatives, friends and one romantic interest and condemnation for others. He admits to being somewhat racist against whites, blacks and Latinos. He referenced a number of grievances, some of them decades old, and mentioned being bullied and suffering other injustices. Some of This TV video frame grab courtesy of WDBJ7-TV in Roanoke, Virginia shows Alison Parker (L) the moment shots ring out during an interview on tourism with Vicki Gardner Vester Lee Flanagan these involve places where he worked, including WDBJ. The document does not mention either of Wednesday s victims by name, though it does detail his gripes with the Roanoke television station. Flanagan expressed his admiration for Seung-Hui Cho, who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech in He also referenced the June shootings at a predominantly black African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, carried out by Dylann Roof. Roof claimed he wanted to start a race war. Gun control debate The brazen killing of two US journalists during a live television broadcast by a former reporter who was fired by the station reignited calls for tougher gun control in America - though hope for change is limited. Parker s father Andy made an impassioned plea for change, saying his daughter s death had left his heart broken. I m for the Second Amendment, but there has to be a way to force politicians that are cowards and in the pockets of the NRA to come to grips and make sense - have sensible laws so that crazy people can t get guns, he said. It can t be that hard, and yet politicians from the local level to the state level to the national level, they side step the issue. They kick the can down the road. This can t happen anymore. Newborn dies after rat bites in Indian hospital 17 Who were the two journalists? Alison Parker Adam Ward Aged 24, was a reporter for WDBJ7 s Mornin show Grew up in Martinsville, Virginia and edited her university newspaper Joined WDBJ7 after internship and said she grew up watching the station Was dating station anchor Chris Hurst Aged 27, was a cameraman for WDBJ7 Went to school in Salem, Virginia, and graduated from Virginia Tech Described by his employer as committed and a fine photojournalist Was engaged to station producer Melissa Ott US TV station mourns murdered journalists Roanoke Staff at a US TV station in Virginia have held a minute s silence in memory of the two journalists shot dead by a disgruntled ex-colleague live on air. We will, over time, heal from this, WDBJ7 anchor Kim McBroom told viewers, holding hands with two colleagues. Colleagues at WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia, held a moment of silence at 06:45 (10:45 GMT) yesterday- 24 hours on from the exact moment the reporter and cameraman were shot dead as they broadcast live from a shopping centre in Moneta. Joining hands here on the desk, said Ms McBroom. It s the only way to do it. Outside the channel s headquarters in Roanoke, bunches of flowers and black ribbons have been placed in memory of the two journalists. Flowers are left for the two journalists Three health officials have been suspended over the incident New Delhi newborn has died after A being bitten by rats in a government-run hospital in southern India where he was undergoing treatment, the baby s mother alleged yesterday. Three health officials have been suspended over the incident at the Guntur Government Hospital in Andhra Pradesh state where the 10-day-old boy was being treated for a urinary tract problem. His mother, Chavali Lakshmi, said she alerted staff after noticing some of her son s fingers appeared to have been nibbled off during his stay in the neonatal intensive care unit. Our son was about to undergo a surgery, but we noticed wounds on his right hand on Wednesday, she said. Rats had nibbled them (fingers) off, Lakshmi added. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said he has suspended three officials and ordered an inquiry into the incident. Shocked and deeply disturbed after learning that a baby boy died after bitten by rats in Guntur hospital, Naidu said on Twitter. Warned officials that such an incident should not recur. The hospital s top official, medical superintendent T. Venugopala Rao was quoted in the Times of India newspaper as saying the boy s death occurred despite putting up rat mesh in the neonatal intensive care unit after receiving complaints about rodents. It is an unfortunate incident, he added. Most of India s 1.2 billionstrong population rely on under-staffed and run-down government hospitals for free treatment. Last year, a hospital in the central state of Madhya Pradesh hired pest controllers after incidents of rodents damaging hospital equipment and biting patients.

18 18 Friday, August 28, 2015 Reel Veil CAP THE SNAP Some films stand out for directorial prowess. Some remain afresh in our memory for their punch dialogues. There re also films which are a visual treat. Movies come in two genres; commercial and artistic. Let alone the genre, a movie should be evocative or entertaining. We re certain you have a long list of such movies which you would want to see again and again. DT News reproduces a scene a day from a popular movie with a few questions. Relapse into flashback mode and answer! Today s questions Name the film Name the actors The male lead character s name and Russian author it was inspired from? Send your entries to with your profile picture. If you are the first to come up with the right answers, your picture will appear in these columns. You got it right! Film: The Namesake Actor: Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan, Sahira Nair, Tabu. Male lead character s name: Gogol Ganguly, inspired by Russian author Nikolai Gogol Sagar Thangappan Head this challenge. Can you think of an apt caption for this? Something funny, intelligent and out-of-the-box! If you make a winning entry, your photo along with the caption will be featured in DT News. So grab a pen, think hard, write to us and see yourself in this space soon! Don t forget to attach your picture. Send entries to: dt.bh with subject as Caption Contest BEST FROM THE LOT. YOU COULD BE NEXT I am on a leaping spree...you think i can t get you...oh, here I come Neena Punnen HA HA...HEE HEE...HO HO...! Two children are talking. A: Meet my new-born brother. B: Oh, he is so handsome! What s his name? A: I don t know. I can t understand a word he says. YOUR STAR TODAY ARIES 20 th March - 20 th April Your desire to advance your education and learn new skills could be promoted by a sudden event that points you in the right direction. You could start training an artistic talent or find out about the latest advances in scientific knowledge. Your mind is sharp and curiosity high. The opportunity to learn will appear. TAURUS 20th April - 20th May Today you might feel an overwhelming physical attraction to a new person even if you re already involved. Also, an unusual stroke of luck could bring some extra money your way. The temptation to spend it all at once could arise. If you don t need the money for routine expenses, go for it! You deserve a reward. GEMINI 20th May - 20th June An unexpected invitation to a social event could put you in touch with unusual, fascinating people. Some of them may be involved in professions that interest you. New opportunities could come your way as a result. Whatever invitations come your way, don t turn them down. You might miss something wonderful. CANCER 20th June - 20th July Have you been thinking about adopting a pet? Even if you haven t, a lovely little dog or cat could come into your life now and show signs of wanting to stay with you. Don t let mundane considerations get in your way. Your health should continue to thrive, though your energy might come and go in spurts. LEO 20th July - 20th Aug A friend could propose that you participate in a new project together. This may be something you ve never done before and you may have doubts. If you have any interests, don t let your doubts get in your way. Whatever your friend offers may involve the investment of a lot of time, but in the end it will be worth it. VIRGO 20th Aug - 20th Sept A sudden feeling of love for your home could catapult you into redecorating. News could come your way of good fortune with a family member. This is likely to affect the entire family, so while you re happy for your relative, be glad for yourself, too. Don t be surprised if you feel a touch of envy. You re human, after all. LIBRA 20th Sep - 20th Oct New channels of communication may open up for you today. A female author whose work you enjoy could release a new book. You could meet some new neighbors who share your interests. This may open a new territory for you regarding your intellectual and social lives. Your mind is going to be working overtime! SCORPIO 20th Oct - 20th Nov Your adventurous side could show itself. You might have a talent for an activity you never considered before, such as rafting, flying, mountain climbing, or skydiving! This is a good time to tackle new projects of any kind. Just make sure you know all the ins and outs before getting started. SAGITTARIUS 20th Nov - 20th Dec Lucky you! An unexpected break could come your way that gets you started in just the direction you ve wanted to follow. This could involve love, career aspirations, or simply a new way of living that you ve been longing to experience. Move ahead cautiously, but move ahead. Breaks like this don t come very often! CAPRICORN 20th Dec - 20th Jan Your imagination is always fertile, but today it s especially productive, perhaps surprisingly so. You could come up with ideas for all kinds of new projects. Make sure you write down some of your ideas so you can go back to them later. You won t be able to get everything done today! AQUARIUS 20th Jan - 20th Feb A goal that you and some friends have been trying to reach may take a sudden turn and show signs of manifesting sooner than you expected. This could be a real break for you and you might be baffled as to how to make the most of it. Celebrate with your friends. Within a few days you ll move ahead! PISCES 20th Feb - 20th Mar Acknowledgement for work well done could come your way as those around you suddenly seem to see you in a new light. In some cases, a touch of fame could result. It boosts your enthusiasm and self-esteem, which should enable you to continue pushing ahead. Enjoy your fame and then aim higher!

19 Friday, August 28, 2015 CROSSWORD 19 Across 1Golf stroke; 5 lunch; 10Sphere; 14God of thunder; 15Dens; 16 A Death in the Family author; 17Containing gold; 19Later!; 20Egg exterior; 21Primitive form of wheat; 23Clear tables; 25Deplete; 26A hobgoblin; 29Part of MIT; 31Homerun king Hank; 35Faulkner s Lay Dying ; 36Plumlike fruit; 37Sheath; 38Lacking depth; 40Floating ice; 41Trojan War hero; 42Diet successfully; 43Pathetic; 44Caesar s tongue; 45Achy; 46Extremely; 47Backpack part; 49Caustic chemical; 51Legging; 54Church instrument; 58Surf sound; 59Crookedness; 63Kitchen addition; 64Chip maker; 65Bacchanalian cry; 66Saudi king; 67Discharge; 68Equinox mo.; Yesterday s solution Down 1School orgs.; 2No way; 3Ripped; 4Hat; 5Bullfight cheer; 6Nasser s org.; 7Juan s uncle; 8Most loyal; 9Actor Davis; 10Knapsack; 11Currency exchange fee; 12Goneril s father; 13Boxer Spinks; 18Sick season ; 22Subtle difference; 24Grain stores; 25Function; 26Kind of metabolism; 27Milo of Barbarella ; 28Huge; 30Immediately; 32Elevate; 33Academy award; 34Destitute; 36Biases; 37Stand used by painters; 39Unhurried; 40 favor; 42Chop off; 45Loosefitting skirtlike garment; 46Stanzas; 48Knot again; 50 hoo!; 51Not kosher; 52Roster used to assign duties; 53Pledge; 55Bestow; 56Looking down from; 57Russian no; 60Numbered hwy.; 61French possessive; 62Last: Abbr.; DILBERT R LIFE IS LIKE THAT ONLY S U D O K U BEETLE BAILEY R How to play: Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. Yesterday s solution HENRY R

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