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Garner seeks revenge in ‘Peppermint’

‘Bloody, gruesome but psychotically theatrical’ The insane revenge movie “Peppermint” starts to make a lot more sense when you realize that it was directed by the man who brought us “Taken” (Pierre Morel) and written by one at least partially responsible for “London Has Fallen” (Chad St. John). It’s a movie in which the central character, Riley North (Jennifer Garner), is called a “female vigilante” by a local news anchor, and a “soccer mom” by Los Angeles police. She uses a maxi pad as a makeshift bandage to sop up the blood from a gushing knife wound and may have...


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Lonely people tend to post less colourful pictures on Instagram: study

Researchers have been studying the effect of social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram on mental health for a while. But the behaviour of people on these applications can also tell us a lot about their state of mind. Findings of a research show that people who are lonely and single tend to use fewer colours while applying filters on Instagram. Meanwhile posting colourful images was a trait observed among people who were romantically involved. The survey also looked at how satisfied people were with their lives and personality traits like narcissism. Users with a positive outlook had higher colour...
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The Six: Films to be screened at the Cairo International Film Festival

DUBAI:The Cairo International Film Festival is set to run from Nov. 20-29 and will feature a bevy of powerful films from the Middle East and beyond. ‘Poisonous Roses’Ahmed Fawzi Saleh directs this film set in a poor Cairo neighborhood and zooms in on the life of Taheya, who wants to prevent his brother from escaping. ‘Jahilya’Directed by Hicham Lasri, this 94-minute film follows the story of four different characters dealing with their lives as Eid Al-Adha is banned by the country’s leader. ‘Heaven Without People’This provocative film is the debut feature-length work of Lucien Bourjeily. It centers on the tense...
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Dolce & Gabbana cancels China show after racial row

BEIJING: Dolce & Gabbana canceled a long-planned fashion show in Shanghai Wednesday after an outcry over racially offensive posts on its social media accounts, a setback for the company in the world’s most important luxury market.The Italian fashion house quickly issued a statement apologizing and saying the accounts as well as that of its namesake designer Stefano Gabbana had been hacked, but it did little to calm a brewing social media uproar in China.Some of China’s biggest celebrities had been billed to attend the “Great Show” event, but on Wednesday one after another announced their withdrawal.“Our mother country is more...

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Under the Year of Zayed Initiative, Abu Dhabi Airports Launches ‘Spartan Kids Race’

Abu Dhabi Airports collaborates with Spartan Arabia to organize ‘Spartan Kids race’Sponsors line-up to include Ejadah as Gold Sponsor and DFS as Silver Sponsor Abu Dhabi Airports, in collaboration with Spartan Arabia and Abu Dhabi Sports Council, is hosting the ‘XDubai Spartan Kids Race’. Being the first standalone Kids Race of its kind to be held in the Middle East, the event aims to bring together children ages 4-14 to participate in a series of races and activities at the Al Ghazal Golf Club in Abu Dhabi on November 23, 2018.The event falls within the framework of Abu Dhabi Airports’...
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Hyatt and Tamdeen Group Announce Plans for Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with a Tamdeen Group subsidiary for Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall, which will reintroduce the Hyatt Regency brand into Kuwait, and further build Hyatt’s growing portfolio in the Middle East. The announcement marks the second collaboration between Hyatt and Tandeem Group, following the Grand Hyatt Kuwait, set to open in 2020. Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall is currently undergoing a major renovation and is set to debut in January 2019. The Hyatt Regency brand offers a seamless experience that places everything guests need...
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Ras Al Khaimah Hotels Head for Strong Weekend Occupancy Rates during 47th UAE National Day

Ras Al Khaimah’s staycations are maintaining their popularity as the best way to celebrate the UAE’s National Day – marked this December 2nd on the nation’s 47th anniversary.A focus on heritage and cultural activities is having strong appeal with visitors, according to Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Authority, saying they are expected to push occupancy rates at the emirate’s hotels and resorts for the long weekend to reach more than 90%.“We expect to continue seeing a rise in the occupancy rates of the Emirate’s hotels during this long weekend, especially for those looking for exceptional value for...