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And off we go #eHealth #Network project on Twitpic

Given the state of infrastructure we have in Kuwait for electronic networks and how unfortunately we are behind in comparison to other countries worldwide for wired connectivity (fiber/cable) to as close as possible to the last mile, we have just started exploring with WIMD Kuwait on a PoC testing wireless network delivery for Internet and Point-to-Point networks for our eHealth projects! Very excited for the outcomes and let’s see how this one will go

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Yesterday I attended this very valuable workshop about Open Source here in Kuwait! I never imagined that this would be possible in this part of the world!! The speakers were excellent and a lot of good information was over-viewed. I also have had the opportunity to register to become a founding member of “Gartner’s Diwaniya”, an IT professional networking forum! The notes I’ve taken and submitted to work can be found here on my Scribd Account 🙂 Enjoy!

Yup! That’s right … Kuwait is part of WHO’s campaign 1000 lives 1000 cities!
It says that activities will take place in Ahmadi in April during the week of 7th-11th! Let’s see what they all have stored for us 🙂

Time to spread awareness of Autism in Kuwait and educate ourselves and others around us … Come out for a fun walkathon for a great cause. Thanks  to my cooool friend, Dana H. for the info and heads up 🙂

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While reading up on some of the local blogs for a little homework of marketing an event, I came across BlushBerry’s post on the Nexus One! A picture of an ad was uploaded that markets selling the phone for 229 KD @ electrozan! Bear in mind you might get away with ordering it online for a cheaper price, but it definitely is worth to check out … at least to toy around with the phone 🙂

After attending a LoYAC function to raise funds for Haiti in Mishref, I was driving home at about 11 pm and while on Road 20something (Between Mishref and Bayan after the gas station – See Google map above), all lanes were slow and traffic was bad. I thought it was an accident and I was right! As I passed the accident, I saw a middle-aged man on the floor by the car and blood was surrounding him!! I quickly pulled to a safe-side on the curb ahead and ran to the victim while getting my first-aid kit.

When I got to the victim, a man wearing dishdasha appeared was trying to figure out where or not the victim has pulse and was on a high-tech walkie-talkie calling an ambulance. Police from Bayan Police station were at the scene when I arrived. I came to the victim and started asking the guy if I can help, but he was occupied with pulse and being on the walkie-talkie. I checked and there seemed no signs of breathing, the light/pupil test to check for responsiveness didn’t even work (not that this would be a valuable test even, but given the scene and situation, that’s all I could’ve done)!!! I feared the guy to be dead since he looked pale and his skin felt a bit cold.

There was a debate between the police and ambulance because if the guy had pulse (alive) that he must be rushed to a hospital, if he had no pulse (dead) then this would be a crime scene and CSI folks must come and do their work before the body is taken away to the morgue. The decision was made SLOWLY, but we lifted the guy, put him on to the gurney, and then off to the ambulance and to the hospital.

I stayed for another 2 hours organizing traffic since the victim’s car swerved and took out a palm tree!!!

There was oil and gasoline spill all over the street and we waited for the fire-fighters to come and hose down the road and clear it from the spilled gasoline, oil, and coolant. Yeah, the two hour wait was fun and interesting! The fire-fighters’ wireless system was down, and Police Operations Center forgot to call them!!

The sad news came before we left the scene that the guy passed away. My details were taken and I might serve as a witness to the case should an extensive investigation be opened!

Slowdown people, buckle-up and when you pass an accident DON’T STOP AND WATCH unless you have something to offer! May the man’s soul rest in peace.

Justice for Khojaly

Posted: February 16, 2010 in Events, Kuwait, News
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LoYAC will be holding a photo gallery exhibition titled “Khojaly: War through the eyes of the kids”.

The exhibition will be launched in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Kuwait and the Justice for Khojaly Campaign.

The event will be held in Bait Lothan on 17 February 2010 from6 pm to 8 pm.

Go to www.loyac.org for more information and www.justiceforkhojaly.org to petition!