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Lifestyle


22/03/2019

How well do you know your art?

Art is constantly on the move. Today, most galleries are following the global trend of becoming borderless. They don't stay in one location, and become internationally mobile by moving from art fair to art fair to capture the eye of the global collector.While there are many established collectors in the Middle East, the community is not as diverse and vibrant as many other regions. People in the region are reluctant to cross a certain price threshold with assets being diverted elsewhere for a number of reasons. A majority would prefer to spend their money on luxury items, such as expensive...
22/03/2019

Is your phone hijacking your mind?

How often have you stared at your smartphone only to realise that you've been on it for hours? Technology, and social media, may have changed our social landscape, making communication convenient. However, it is, slowly and steadily, also changing our psychological landscape. Science writer Catherine Price recently wrote the bestselling book How To Break Up With Your Phone that has stirred up an important conversation on how your phone usage is actually impacting your brain and sociability. In an exclusive chat with WKND, Price talks at length about the need to develop a "healthier" relationship with your smartphone.What led you...
22/03/2019

Meet the supermums of Dubai

Youmna GhaziriMum to Lynn, 11, who has 'Man on Fire' diseaseWhat do you do when your child is diagnosed with what may be the only registered case of a really rare condition for miles around - or, in the case of Dubai-based Youmna Ghaziri's 11-year-old daughter Lynn, the only registered case in the Arab world? It's not for nothing that Lynn's condition of erythromelalgia (EM) is also called 'Man on Fire' disease - because burning alive is exactly what the pre-adolescent says it feels like when she experiences the same painful flares every day. During this time, the skin on...

22/03/2019

‘I want to be known for my food, not my screaming’

Gordon Ramsay's reputation precedes him. Not the apoplectic one, where he's flying off the handle at one of his chefs or lobbing terribly cooked salmon across the room (although that is the disposition he's most famous for). No, it's his other persona - the ultra-courteous, ever-charming side - that I was alerted to prior to my interview with him, courtesy numerous forum discussions between folks who'd interacted with the famed British chef themselves. And he was every bit the gentleman when we met at the newly-opened Hell's Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace Bluewaters earlier this week.Inspired by the eponymous TV...
22/03/2019

Jeddah celebrates 2nd Italian Design Day

JEDDAH: The Consulate General of Italy in Jeddah celebrated the second Italian Design Day by hosting a conference on urban design. The event, at the Italian Cultural Center, was promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The annual celebration highlights the excellence and distinctiveness of Italian design around the world and is observed on March 1 every year. This year’s theme focused on the connection between design and sustainability. “This initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was taken to give a taste of what the Italian lifestyle is to the world,” Consul General Stefano Stucci said...

When morsels get ‘military’ might

Freshly-ground masalas and succulent meat curries have been the calling card at a military canteen since the 17th century. Legend has it that Shahaji Bhonsle and later Shivaji’s armies were served at these robust canteens, which were also places for reconnaissance. In Karnataka, the warring armies of Tipu Sultan, and the British got their sustenance travelling long distances at these iconic canteens. They are famed even today for delicious local morsels with no frills, just gusto. Yet today, when the Oorean wants a bite of military oota, it’s an endeavour that has to be a well-planned as you have to...

21/03/2019

Jury awards $250,000 to US woman jailed without seeing a judge

JACKSON, Mississippi: A Mississippi jury awarded $250,000 in damages Tuesday to a woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge, a case spotlighting how Mississippi still struggles to provide access to lawyers or bail to people jailed before trial.The verdict included $200,000 in damages against Choctaw County Sheriff Cloyd Halford and $50,000 against the county. It was handed down Tuesday after a two-day trial in federal court in Aberdeen. The jury was only determining how much Jauch was owed, after US District Court Judge Sharion Aycock earlier ruled that the county and Halford were liable.Jessica Jauch was originally arrested on...
21/03/2019

Treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb on display in Paris

PARIS: Original artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb are on display in Paris in an exhibit celebrating the centenary of the discovery of the most famous pharaoh’s treasures.Some items are returning to Paris more than 50 years after a similar exhibit attracted 1.24 million visitors, a record that still stands for the French capital.Organizers say more than a third of the artifacts are leaving Egypt for the first and last time before going to a new museum being built near the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, about 3,400 years after his death.The exhibit...
21/03/2019

Citing cash woes, R Kelly asks judge for OK to fly to Dubai

CHICAGO: Cash-strapped R. Kelly asked a judge Wednesday to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, according to a new court filing that said he has struggled to get work in the US since his February arrest on sex abuse charges.The R&B singer hopes to do up to five concerts next month in Dubai, according to a motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court. It doesn’t specify venues or how much Kelly could earn from the concerts, which the filing contends were arranged prior to Kelly’s arrest.The concerts seem to be private events, as no publicity...

21/03/2019

'Water was a curse then. Now, water is a blessing'

For months after fleeing violence in Myanmar, Rohingya refugee Nurul Salam and his wife Lalu Begum drew water from a hand pump that frequently left their family with sore throats and diarrhoea. “The water point was near a drain. We never knew if it was pure water or not. The area was really dirty and we got sick very often,” says Nurul, 35. Now, thanks to a r, they are among thousands of people in the crowded Kutupalong refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar who can walk to a stand, turn on a tap and fill a jug with potable water....
21/03/2019

Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

SYDNEY: A boulder-sized fish of a kind known to “sink yachts” has washed up on an Australian beach.The 1.8 meter (six feet) specimen — believed to be a Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish — came ashore near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia at the weekend.The enormous creature is distinct for both its size and peculiar shape featuring a flattened body and fins.The fish can weigh up to 2.5 tons (2,200 kilogrammes), according to National Geographic.A photo circulating on social media showed two people on a beach standing over the giant specimen, which had died.“The amount of...

Art Dubai Opens

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Art Dubai, the world’s most internationally diverse art fair, returns for its 13th edition with its most extensive programme to date. The 2019 fair features 92 Contemporary and Modern galleries from 42 countries and one of the largest educational programming of any international art fair. Art Dubai 2019 runs from March 20-23 at Madinat Jumeirah. Highlights include new gallery section Bawwaba, showcasing art from the Global South; UAE NOW – the first section of its...