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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ARAB TIMES, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
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                                                                            Al-Sirhan eyes ban on sale of hunting rifles without ‘permission’

Society calls on hunters to stop killing migratory birds
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: The Kuwait                 ing from early August, and then their            Stating that small birds prefer to         night, they may stay for a day or two,                              last 20 years. He admitted he does not                              become a sport and any bird is a target.
Birds Society has appealed to hunters            number increases gradually and                travel at night assisted by the moder-        but if they face undesirable weather                                understand why some people find                                     He pointed out the price of hunting
to stop killing migratory birds because          become more evident during the last 10        ate northerly winds, Al-Sirhan                conditions they will leave to protect                               pleasure in killing birds. He called for                            gadgets in Kuwait are among the
it is detrimental to the environment,            days of August. He disclosed the begin-       explained in case the southerly winds         themselves.                                                         banning the sale of hunting rifles with-                            cheapest in the world, adding the
reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting the            ning of September is the peak of migra-       dominate the horizon, the birds usu-            Al-Sirhan warned more than 80 bird                                out permission from official authori-                               prices in other Gulf countries are ten
society’s head — Abdulrahman Al-                 tion but there are slight changes every       ally grab any chance of northerly             species have disappeared in modern                                  ties as they are used by children in an                             times more than those in Kuwait. He
Sirhan.                                          year depending on the direction of the        winds to pass through Kuwait. He              times, with an alarming rate of annual                              annoying manner, particularly to hunt                               called for a strict ban on hunting in all
   Al-Sirhan said the birds start migrat-        wind.                                         said if the birds reach Kuwait at             decrease in bird population over the                                birds. He lamented bird-hunting has                                 areas.




Iraqi MP ‘calls’ to
speed up Faw port
       $216m recovered from Saddam officials
                                                                         BASRA, Iraq, Sept 17,
                                                                         (Agencies): An Iraqi law-
                                                                         maker is urging his gov-
                                                                         ernment to speed up con-
                                                                         struction and finish a
                                                                         port on Iraq’s side of the
                                                                         Persian Gulf to counter
                                                                         competition     from     a
                                                                         Kuwaiti port that is
                                                                         being built nearby.
                                                                            The rival ports have caused
                                                                         a major feud between the
                                                                         neighbors. Baghdad has tried
                                                                         to play down concerns that
                                                                         the Kuwaiti facility will dis-
                                                                         rupt Iraqi shipping.
Mansour al-Timimi, a Shiite from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri
al-Maliki’s political bloc speaks at a press conference in                  But on Saturday, Mansour
Basra, 550 kms (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq,                   al-Timimi, a Shiite from Iraqi
                         Sept 17. (AP)                                   Prime Minister Nouri al-
                                                                         Maliki’s political bloc, said
                                                                         Kuwait’s Mubarak port will
                Istanbul hosts event                                     have a “destructive” impact
                                                                         on Iraq’s economy and water-
                                                                         ways.                                                                                                                         One of the rail projects
Audit Bureau to take part in                                                Al-Timimi       is   urging
                                                                         Baghdad to finish up the con-
                                                                         struction of its own Faw port,                GCC pumps $142 bln into road, bridge projects
ASOSAI-EUROSAI meeting                                                   which stalled after it started
                                                                         two years ago. He also says      Major road and bridge projects val-             for transport sector manufacturers                             $8 billion — 5.5 per cent of the                                the platform for regional and inter-
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17, (KUNA): Kuwait’s State Audit Bureau                Iraq should boycott compa-       ued at $142 billion are underway or             and suppliers within the region and                            regional total — with another $2 bil-                           national leading experts in road
announced Saturday that it will participate in the 43rd ASOSAI           nies involved in building the    at the planning stages in the Gulf              worldwide, the scale of develop-                               lion worth of schemes at various                                traffic and transportation to collabo-
Governing Board meeting and ASOSAI-EUROSAI Joint                         Kuwait port.                     region, with the UAE leading the                ment in the Gulf is highlighted by                             stages in Bahrain.                                              rate with one another and establish
Conference to be held in Istanbul, Turkey during the period Sept            Meanwhile, Iraq has recov-    way after adding to its transport               figures collated by market research                               Increasing road safety and                                   what is already in the region, and
20-24.                                                                   ered $216 million in the past    infrastructure with the recent open-            specialist Ventures Middle East                                reducing traffic congestion are                                 clarify what needs to be brought in
   In a press statement, the Bureau said the Asian Organization          month from bank accounts         ing of Dubai Metro’s Green Line.                ahead of the Gulf Traffic Exhibition                           major concerns in the GCC coun-                                 an effort to further develop and
of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) meeting would review              overseas belonging to two           Highlighted by Abu Dhabi’s $25               and Conference.                                                tries which, according to the UN,                               ensure road safety.”
the Secretary General’s reports about the performance of audit           Saddam-era officials, the        billion Surface Transport Master                   Taking place from Dec 12-14, 2011                           have some of the highest road traf-                                The two-day conference features
bureaus in the organization’s member states of 2010.                     country’s anti-graft watchdog    Plan (STMP), the UAE’s $58 billion              at      the    Dubai       International                       fic fatality rates in the world.                                a line-up of 14 expert speakers,
   Participations would also consider the organizations strategic        said in a statement seen on      worth of road and bridge projects               Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gulf                              These will be key issues for debate                          with key topics including improving
five-year plan (2011-2015).                                              Saturday.                        represents almost 40 per cent of                Traffic is firmly established as the                           at the Gulf Traffic Conference, as                              road safety through the role of the
   ASOSAI is one of the Regional Groups of the International                The      Commission      on   the regional total.                             region’s premier event covering road,                          regional and international experts in                           police, public awareness and par-
Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).                    Integrity reclaimed $116 mil-       Saudi Arabia has $48 billion dol-            rail, parking and public transport.                            road traffic and transportation set out                         ticipation. Other major issues
                                                                                                          lars worth of projects either                      Kuwait will be one of the most                              to establish the top priorities in terms                        include developing strategies and
   Kuwait State Audit Bureau will also participate in the 1st            lion from accounts in France,    planned or underway, while Qatar                active markets for road projects in                            of development.                                                 plans for plausible alternative
ASOSAI-EUROSAI Joint Conference to be hosted by Turkish                  it said in a statement issued    continues with its infrastructure               the next couple of years, with proj-                              Richard       Pavitt,      Exhibition                        means of transport for residents,
Court of Accounts (TCA) on Sept 22-24, 2011 in Istanbul.                 Thursday, in addition to $100    developments for the 2022 FIFA                  ects worth nearly $9.4 billion in the                          Director for Gulf Traffic, said: “In                            and exploitation of the advance-
   This Joint Conference between the SAIs of ASOSAI and                  million retained from Kuwait     World Cup, with road projects val-              pipeline, including the Jaber Al                               support of the UN’s Decade for                                  ments made and challenges faced
EUROSAI aims to implement the institutional and technical                in August.                       ued at $17 billion in progress.                 Ahmed Al Sabah Causeway.                                       Action for Road Safety, the Gulf                                in the implementation of intelligent
cooperation between both organizations.                                     The funds comprised $106         Underlining huge opportunities                  Oman has road projects worth                                Traffic 2011 Conference provides                                transport systems.
   The theme of the joint conference is “Challenges for Ensuring         million deposited in UBAF, a
Transparency and Accountability of the Public Financial                  French-registered bank whose
Management.” EUROSAI (European Organization of Supreme
Audit Institutions) is one of the Regional Groups of the International
                                                                         shareholders include 19 Arab
                                                                         banks and Credit Agricole, and
                                                                                                                                     No technical report received from Iraqi team: Kuwaiti envoy
Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI); this organ-        the equivalent of $10 million

                                                                                                          Meet discusses MoI complaint to US Air Force
ization groups together the Supreme Audit Institution (SAIs) of 189      in foreign currency deposited
countries, full members, and four associate members, and it is listed    in several banks in France.
as a support organization of the United Nations.                            The anti-corruption watch-
   The objectives of the organization, defined in Article 1 of the       dog said in the statement pub-
Organization’s Statutes, are to promote professional co-opera-           lished on Thursday that the      KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17:
tion among SAI members, to encourage the exchange of infor-              accounts had been registered     The Kuwait Air Force recom-
mation and documentation, to advance the study of public sector          “under one of the former         mended a new mechanism of                                            News in Brief
audit, to stimulate the creating of University Professorships in         regime members,” but did not     collaboration with its US
this subject and to work towards the harmonization of terminol-          say which Saddam Hussein-        counterpart in a meeting
ogy in the field of public audit.                                        era official.                    between the two parties last
                                                                                                          month, reports Al-Watan                  PM arrives in New York: The                                     UN General Assembly about Kuwait’s                                  Parliament President Ali Al-Deqbasi,
                                                                                                          Arabic daily quoting sources.            Representative of His Highness the                              stance toward various international and                          of Kuwait, said in a statement that
                                                                                                             Sources revealed the meet-            Amir of Kuwait, HH the Prime Minister                           regional issues. (KUNA)                                          Sunday and Monday would see meet-
                                                                                                          ing discussed a complaint                Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-                                               ❑      ❑       ❑                                     ings of standing committees — foreign,
                                                                                                          submitted by the Ministry of             Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, arrived in                                                                                              political, national security, economy and
                                                                                                                                                   New York on Saturday to head the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Govt to promote patriotism: The                                  finance, legislative and legal, human
                                                                                                          Interior to the US Air Force                                                                             government, represented by the
                                                                                                          on the repeated flying of its            Kuwaiti delegation at the 66th session                                                                                           rights, social and cultural affairs,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ministry of Information, will pay pri-
                                                                                                          aircraft at low levels over the          of the United Nations General                                   vate satellite TV channels to promote                            women and youth. (KUNA)
                                                                                                          Mina Al-Ahmadi Port; there-              Assembly.                                                       the spirit of patriotism, reports Al-Jarida                                   ❑       ❑        ❑
                                                                                                          by, endangering the lives of                The Prime Minister’s delegation                              daily.
                                                                                                                                                   was received, upon the plane touch-                                                                                              Kuwait to form crisis team: The
                                                                                                          workers and oil installations                                                                               The ministry will air paid advertise-                         government decided to form a team
                                                                                                                                                   down at JFK International Airport, by                           ments promoting patriotism on private
                                                                                                          in the area.                             the Director of His Highness’ Bureau,                                                                                            task to face the dire consequences of
                                                                                                             During the meeting, the                                                                               channels, especially since the Kuwait                            the world economic crisis after receiv-
                                                                                                                                                   Ahmad Fahad Al-Fahad, President of                              Constitution Day, which is marked on
                                                                                                          Kuwaiti side showed a video              Amiri Protocols Sheikh Khaled Al-                                                                                                ing a warning from the World Bank,
                                                                                                          of the violations of the US                                                                              November 11, is approaching.                                     reports Al-Watan Arabic daily quoting
                                                                                                                                                   Abdullah Sabah Al-Nasser Al-Sabah,
                                                                                                          Air Force and presented rec-             Kuwaiti Ambassador to the US                                                 ❑        ❑      ❑                                   sources.
                                                                                                          ommendations to avoid                    Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-                              Arab Parliament set to meet:                                        Sources confirmed the team consists
                                                                                                          repeating these errors, such             Sabah, Kuwaiti Permanent Delegate                               Members of the Arab Parliament meet                              of experts from ministries in charge of
                                                                                                          as reviewing regulations to              at the US Ambassador Mansour Al-                                at the Arab League headquarters in                               the economy and planning, in addition
                                                                                                          maintain proper distance                 Otaibi and members of the permanent                             Cairo on Sunday to discuss a host of                             to the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE),
                                                                                                          from sensitive areas like the            mission.                                                        key issues foremost the situations in                            non-government organizations (NGOs)
                                                                                                          Mina      Al-Ahmadi        Port,            His Highness is due to address the                           Syria and Yemen.                                                 and Kuwait University (KU).
                                                                                                          sources added.
                                                                                                             On the other hand, an Iraqi
                                                                                                          lawmaker claimed the Iraqi
                                                                                                          Parliament has received the
                                                                                                          technical report from the Iraqi              Kuwait Today
                                                                                                          delegation that visited Kuwait
                                                                                                          recently to look into the
                                                                                                          Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port                               Prayer Timings
                                                                                                          project. He said the report
                                                                                                                                             Fajr ................................................. 04:14 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        deaths
                                                                                                          revealed the project may have      Sunrise ................................................. 05:34
                                                                                                          a negative impact on the Iraqi     Zohr ...................................................... 11:42   Balqees Khalaf Matar Al-Fadhli, 44 years                            House 7. (Women) Al-Qurain, Block 2, St 39,
                                                                                                          economy.                           Asr .................................................. 03:11 pm     old, wife of Ghalib Oudah Al-Menhal Al-Enzi,                        House 18, Tel: 94472224, 67007128. Fatima
                                                                                                             Meanwhile, former Iraqi         Maghreb ............................................... 05:50       buried. Condolences: Adan Block 2, St 32,                           Saad Salem Al-Owaisher, 56 years old,
                                                                                                                                             Isha ...................................................... 07:07   House     8,   Tel:   55081714.    Abdullah                         buried. Condolences: (Men) Old Jahra, Block
                                                                                                          Transportation Minister Amer
                                                                                                                                                                     Weather                                     Mohammed Abdullah Al-Khalifi, 81 years                              1, Abdullah bin Jadhan St, House 17.
                                                                                                          Abduljabbar believes the sug-                                                                          old, buried. Condolences: (Men) Qurtuba                             (Women) Jahra, Al-Naeem, Block 2, St 19,
                                                                                                          gestion to form committees is        Expected weather for the next 24 hours                            Block 2, St 6, House 21, Tel: 99602700.                             House 11. Tel: 97557922, 67052118. Taj
                                                                                                          in favor of Kuwait. He                By night: Fair with light to moderate north                      (Women) Haiteen Block 1, St 102, House 56,                          Andesh Jahar Mahal Abdullah, 68 years old,
                                                                                                          argued this step will enable       westerly wind, with speed of 12-35 km/h.                            Tel: 99881085. Fahd Menawir Baqan Al-                               widow of Khalil Abdul-Ridoh Muhammad
                                                                                                                                                By day: Hot with moderate freshening at                          Enzi, 37 years old, buried. Condolences:                            Awad, buried. Condolences: (Men) Al-
                                                                                                          the latter to accomplish more      times north westerly wind, with speed of 20-40                      (Men) Sabahiya Block 1, St 18, House 31, Tel:                       Omariya, Hussainiya Imam Ali Mosque.
                                                                                                          through the establishment of       km/h causing rising dust over open areas.                           99042785. (Women) Sabah Al-Nasser Block                             (Women) Yarmouk, Block 4, Abdul-Aziz Bin
                                                                                                          the port. He lamented some         Station                      Max          Min                       1, St 29, House 6, Tel: 99807231. Bana                              Baz St, House 11, Tel: 66444275, 99966197.
                                                                                                          Iraqi officials serve the inter-                                Rec          Exp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hemdan Al-Rasheedi, 99 years old, widow of                          Hadi Barrak Sager Al-Mirshad, 50 years old,
                                                                                                                                             Kuwait City                    41           31
                                                                                                          ests of Kuwait at the expense      Kuwait Airport                 42           24                      Ayedh Fahd Al-Sowarej, buried. Condolences:                         to be buried on Sunday 9:00 am.
                                                                                                          of Iraq.                           Nuwaiseeb                      44           26                      Ardhiya Block 11, St 4, Avenue 2, House 8,                          Condolences: (Men) Sabah Al-Nasser, Block
                                                                                                                                             Wafra                          43           23                      Tel: 99528252, 55650565. Salem Jarrah                               2, St 4, House 48. (Women) Firdous, Block 4,
                                                                                                             Moreover, sources said a                                                                            Salem Al-Azmi, 7 years old, buried.                                 St 1, Avenue 2, House 56, Tel: 99192268,
                                                                                                          number of technical experts,       Salmi                          40           26
                                                                                                                                             Abdaly                         42           24                      Condolences: (Men) Al-Qosor, Block 5, St 6,                         66088273, 67704738, 97977475.
                                                                                                          professors      at     Baghdad     Jalaliyah                      41           24
                                                                                                          University, marine experts         Failaka                        40           25
                                                                                                          and other officials have unan-     Ahmadi Port                    40           30                                                                                            Sept 17, 2011
                                                                                                          imously agreed that the proj-      Umm Al-Maradem                 38           33
                                                                                                                                             Warba-Bubiyan                  42           22
                                                                                                          ect will harm the interests of
                                                                                                          Iraq.                                               Marine Forecast                                    1st high tide:...........................................02:15      Max Wind........................................N 53 km/h
                                                                                                                                             Station                    Max     Min     Sea      Today’s         2nd high tide: .........................................15:00       Total Rainfall in 24 hr ...........................00 mm
                                                                                                             Also, a Kuwaiti diplomat                                   Exp     Rec     Surf     Waves           1st low tide: ............................................20:45
                                                                                                          revealed Kuwait’s Ministry of                                                        Ht Direction      2nd low tide:...........................................09:15           Recorded yesterday at South
                                                                                                          Foreign Affairs has not            South Dolphin               38     30      29       5ft     SE      Sunrise: ..................................................05:34                 Dolphin
                                                                                                          received any technical report      Ahmadi L/V                  35     32      32       5ft     SE      Sunset: ...................................................17:50
                                                                                                                                             Beacon M28                  35     30      30       5ft     SE                                                                          Min/Max/ Air Temp ...............................30/37C
                                                                                                          from the Iraqi delegation.         Beacon N6                   39     27       -       5ft     SE          Recorded yesterday at Kuwait                                    Min/Max Rel Hum ...............................15/61%
                                                                                                          However, he refused to com-        Umm Al-Maradem              38     33       -       5ft     SE                    Airport                                               Wind Direction/Wind Speed............N/44 km/h
                                                                                                          ment on the Iraqi lawmaker’s       Sea island Buoy             36     32      32       5ft     SE                                                                          Prev Wave Dir/Max Wave Ht..................N/2 ft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Max temp..................................................42C       Min/Max Sea Surface Temp ................29/30C
                                                                                                          claim that the project poses a     Salmiyah                    38     30       -       5ft     SE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Min temp...................................................23C      Sea Current .....................................Upwelling
                                                                                                          grave threat to the economy        Julaia Port                 38     27       -       5ft     SE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Max Rh.....................................................21%         — Directorate General of Civil Aviation,
                                                                                                          of Iraq.                                 Tide times at Shuwaikh Port                                   Min Rh......................................................05%                                   Meteorological Dept.

				
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