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This picture was up on the very front e-page of AlQabas local newspaper today! It was taken outside a privet school in Kuwait. I liked the caption on it, and please excuse my transelation skills ๐Ÿ™‚

“Is it possible to have the entire country concerned about the A(H1N1) swine flu and the measures we’re taking against it to protect our children, when we leave these dangerous and hazardous litter that can carry viruses and diseases?!” – Luai Shaban, AlQabas Newspaper

“Boasting one of the fastest supercomputers in the world, a team of top scientists and a campus where female and male students can mingle freely, Saudi Arabia’s new multi-billion dollar university aims to break both scientific and social barriers.” – ย Paul Handley, AFP

This is such a great move! Who’d thought Saudi government would do such a bold move. I’m so for it and hope it works for the best inshallah. It seems like a reputable university and the research areas in which they are involved in seems to be fantastic. Hey, I may even apply there!

You can surf the university’s informative site @ www.kaust.edu.sa

The Data Liberation Front wants to make it easier for you to get your data out of Google services and take it wherever you please. In other words, Google wants you to use their services because you like them, not because youโ€™re trapped in them.” – Scott Gilbertson, WebMonkey

Now this is pretty awesome and great to see such move! I wonder if the same semantics can apply to other fields and services, health-care for example!! I sure do hope so because that will make our lives much easier and will cost us less to integrate systems ๐Ÿ™‚

As part of a new awareness project I’m trying to initiate, and inspired by TeddyB, I invited TurtleT to come all the way from China and shed some light on certain marine environemntal issues here in Kuwait!

Follow TurtleT and his adventures @ TurTleT.wordpress.com

Yesterday my group was invited to attended FAO‘s press conference in Kuwait which in turn was sponsored by LoYAC. The conference was the launch of FAO’s TeleFood program in the Middle East Region starting with Kuwait! This year’s World Food Day is themed around “Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis“.

I took some notes while the FAO representative was talking, but I wish I was thorough!! It was so striking to hear all these facts and figures of how the world is suffering:

Did you know that 1/6 of the world’s population is living in dire hunger! Not that they are picky with what to eat, but actually starving to death and severely malnourished ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Striking, right!

Ow and it gets worse when developed/industrialized countries, like the U.S. (an example he gave) would support their farmers financially NOT to sell their crops because if they ALL do, the market prices will drop!! The fact is there’s enough food to go around for everybody! Oh, and there will be some that can be spared to sea!!!!

Recently, support for agricultural initiatives have decreased while food reserves, usually used in times of crisis, are diminishing as well.

People in Kuwait and around the globe have been very frightened by swine flu. Why wouldn’t they be when all they hear in the media is about swine flu! Don’t get me wrong, it is dangerous to that it can spared fast between people and there is no vaccine against it at the moment that’s available for people here in Kuwait … Yet! Oh and people who get it worst are those with weak immune systems, for one reason or the other.

Unfortunately, SOME MPs here in Kuwait have been taking this matter politically and not rationally what so ever! I don’t understand why people don’t get together and work as a team against this pandemic.