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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ARAB TIMES, TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010


travel                                                                                                                            Shapewear improves confidence, self esteem

              tuesday, june 29, 2010

   airport inquiry tel: 161
                                                       Can clothes help shape up without workout?
                                                       NEW YORK, June 28, (RTRS): If you                 But Adams said it is not your grand-         in Latin America, claims to redistribute       players for some time.                            logical benefits for the wearer, similar to
  www.kuwait-airport.com.kw                            could slip into Scarlett O’Hara’s wasp         mother’s girdle, referring to her compa-        and eliminate fat by creating a “lipo-trans-     “They’re trying to tap into what has            the placebo effect.
                                                       waist at will, would you still spend sweaty    ny’s line, which now includes slimming          portation affect,” which is described as       been around,” said Matthews, an exercise            “If wearing these clothes improves their
✔     PARIS: Dubai's financial woes may force          hours on that Pilates mat?
                                                          Shapewear, bodywear and shapers are
                                                                                                      swimwear and men’s T-shirts.                    similar to liposuction without the surgery.
                                                                                                                                                        “A girdle will smooth out, but once you
                                                                                                                                                                                                     physiologist, “saying ‘wear it while
                                                                                                                                                                                                     you’re exercising or to take the place of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       confidence and self esteem it might
majority state-owned Dubai Aerospace                                                                     “Those had boning, metal and really                                                                                                           empower individuals to want to exercise
Enterprise (DAE) to renegotiate some 220 air-          figure flattering foundation garments that     uncomfortable, heavy stuff. Our newest          take off a girdle you’re back from where       exercise.’ There’s no research to support         more,” she said.
craft orders with Boeing and Airbus, French            use the latest technology to smooth away       collection is a single layer. We’re trying to   you started,” said spokesperson Mary Lou       that.”                                              That suits the folks at Spanx just fine.
daily Les Echos said on Monday.                        those pesky love handles, tummy rolls and      get it as thin as possible.”                    Burkhardt. “If you keep using it                 Matthews cited two recent Indiana                 “We’re about helping women, and now
   The debt-laden emirate has chosen to turn           muffin tops.                                      Certainly the science, and the sociology,    (shapewear), you’ll see a change in your       University studies examining the influ-           men, to accentuate their assets, not perma-
part of its deliveries into new contracts for air-        Experts say while these very trendy                                                         body,” she said. “It’s toning and tighten-     ence of compression garments on athletic
line Emirates, the paper said, without citing a                                                       of foundation wear has come a long way                                                                                                           nently alter their bodies,” said Adams. “I
                                                       undergarments may effectively eliminate        since the 1830’s when the corset was con-       ing.”                                          performance.                                      have heard women say that wearing Spanx
specific source.
   No one at Airbus or Boeing was immediate-           the panty lines of celebrities like Gwyneth    sidered a medical necessity because it was        Burkhardt added that it is breathable.                        Improves                         is encouraging their workouts because
ly available to comment on the report.                 Paltrow and Jessica Alba, they are not         believed that women were so fragile they                      Compressive                                                                        they want to feel better.”
                                                       magic bullets for the rest of us.                                                                                                                “They found no difference in oxygen
   Rather than cancelling its orders, DAE                                                             needed stays to hold themselves up.               “You don’t sweat but it does have that       consumption or improved performance,”               Leonisa’s spokesperson says wearing
Capital, which handles DAE's aircraft purchas-                       Uncomfortable                       Adams said Spanx is working on a line                                                                                                         their shapers can tone the waistline and
es and leasing activities, would seek to post-                                                                                                        compressive nature,” she explained.            she said. “To achieve weight loss you
pone some deliveries to avoid paying penalties           “For some women it’s the difference          of active wear. “We’re about helping              Jessica Matthews, spokesperson for the       must create caloric deficit. A pound of fat       reduce cellulite.
and turn others into new contracts for Emirates,       between size 8 and size 10,” said Maggie       women and now men to accentuate their           American Council on Exercise, said             is equal to 3500 calories. Any warmth cre-          “You’re not going to be disappointed,”
the paper said.                                        Adams of Spanx, the US-based shapewear         assets.”                                        shapewear is the latest take on the com-       ated by compression wear is negligible.”          said Burkhardt. “If you keep wearing it,
   DAE ordered 118 aircraft from Boeing in             giant that began with footless pantyhose in       Leonisa Shapewear goes one step              pression clothing that has been used by           Matthews said researchers did feel that        you’ll see the difference. It’s a commit-
2007 and 100 planes from Airbus, the paper             2000. “It firms everything up.”                beyond. The lingerie brand, which began         distance runners, athletes and football        compression clothing could have psycho-           ment. Like exercise.
said, adding that deliveries of the A320s should
have started already.
   Les Echos also said Robert Genise, DAE
Capital's chief executive, may leave the compa-
ny, having announced last year that the $1 bil-
lion sales target for 2010 would not be reached
before end-2013. (RTRS)

✔         TAIPEI: A telescopic corridor at
Taiwan's international airport connecting
passengers between the terminal and planes
collapsed on Monday but no-one was hurt, an
airport official said.
   The accident at the 10-year-old second ter-
minal at Taoyuan International Airport outside
Taipei stunned hundreds of passengers waiting
to board their planes.
   "It's a shame to Taiwan," one passenger told
TVBS news network.
   The airport, inaugurated 30 years ago, has
become the target of passenger complaints
ranging from leaking roofs to the lack of trol-
leys and their poor quality and management of
airport staff.
   Taiwan's transport authorities have launched
a project to renovate the aging terminal at a cost
of 3.2 billion Taiwan dollars ($100 million).

✔ MADRID: Workers on the Spanish under-
ground rail system in Madrid began a three-day
strike on Monday to protest against wage cuts
which form part of the government's austerity
plan to cut its massive budget deficit.
   Spain's Socialists aim to save 15 billion
euros ($18.57 billion) by, amongst other moves,
slashing civil servants' pay by 5 percent.
   While the measures were not originally
aimed at public company workers such as
transport, Madrid's regional government
extended the salary reductions to the metro
   The move prompted five unions to call the
strike which will reduce train service by more
than half on Monday and affect an estimated 2
million commuters in the capital.
   The industrial action follows strikes by civil
servant on June 8 against the pay cuts and
comes ahead of a general strike planned for the
end of September to protest the government's
labour market reform which unions say makes
firing workers cheaper.
   The government passed the reform on June
22 to streamline a rigid jobs market which has
left more than one in five workers unemployed
and to convince investors it is capable of pass-
ing unpopular reforms to improve economic
expectations. (RTRS)

✔      ATHENS: A general strike against pen-
sion reforms in Greece Tuesday is set to cause
widespread transport disruption, but airports
will remain open to protect tourism revenues,
union sources said.
   The fifth general strike since February
against austerity measures aimed at reducing
the country's massive debt is expected to cause
some delays and cancellations but planes will
not be grounded, Angelos Sotiropoulos, head of
the air traffic controllers' union, told AFP.          A file photo taken on June 2, 2010 shows Chef Rene Redzepi, posing in front of his restaurant Noma launched in 2004, in Copenhagen. With 13 Michelin stars to its name and a restaurant recently crowned the best in
   "Air traffic controllers will not join the strike   the world, Copenhagen has become a surprise must for Europe’s gastronomical pilgrims and a culinary trend-setter. As a sign that the height of culinary achievement is no longer limited to ‘old Europe’, Copenhagen’s
in order to protect tourism," said Sotiropoulos.                                          Noma, already atwinkle with two Michelin stars, recently was named ‘the world’s best restaurant’ by acclaimed British magazine Restaurant. (AFP)
   Sailors have not formally joined the strike,
but ferry connections with Greek islands could                                                            Noma puts Denmark on gastronomy map
be affected due to actions by Communist-affil-
iated unionists.

                                                       Copenhagen, surprise culinary trend-setter
   A one-day strike last Wednesday trapped                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday through Thursday, Al-Maidan
thousands of tourists in the port of Piraeus.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cultural Centre - Abdullah Al-Salem School,
   Urban transport including trains in Athens                                                                                                                                                                                                           Maidan Hawally, near Al-Sha’ab Leisure
and Thessaloniki, the country's second city, will                                                                                                                                                                                                       Park. Tel: 25636528 / 25636561; Fax:
be disrupted by work stoppages.                        COPENHAGEN, June 28, (AFP): With 13            eled a lot and have learned enormous               And Noma is considered the jewel in         Redzepi has vowed to develop a pure cui-           25653006; Email: membership@darmuse-
   The general strike was called by two major          Michelin stars to its name and a restaurant    amounts during their stays abroad.”             Copenhagen’s crown.                            sine “based 100 percent on (Denmark’s)             um.org.kw; Website: www.darmuseum.org.kw
unions, GSEE which represents private sector           recently crowned the best in the world,           “They have become fine gourmets who             Headed by 32-year-old chef Rene             own local products and seasons”.
workers and the ADEDY union for public sec-                                                                                                                                                                                                               June 30
                                                       Copenhagen has become a surprise must          are much more interested in wine and            Redzepi, the restaurant launched in 2004                     Rediscovering
tor workers, to protest pension reforms and cuts       for Europe’s gastronomical pilgrims and a      local produce than their Nordic neigh-          has all but reinvented Nordic cuisine by                                                          Slovak Consular Section closure: The
in social benefits.
                                                       culinary trend-setter.                         bours, where food import regulations are        returning to traditional roots while experi-      The young chef, whose restaurant is in          Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Kuwait
   Demonstrations are planned in major cities                                                                                                                                                        an 18th-century warehouse at Copenhagen            would like to announce to the public that the
on Tuesday morning.                                       Up until a few decades ago, not many        stricter,” he explained.                        menting with unexpected produce.                                                                  Consular Section will be remain close on June
                                                       would have predicted that the small capi-         Since the 1990s, the Danish capital has         Some critics go so far as to compare it     port, insisted that he is only “rediscover-
   The bill, which goes before parliament on                                                                                                                                                         ing products used more than 100 years ago          30, due to the technical reasons also would
July 8, increases the mandatory workforce peri-        tal of Denmark would become synony-            counted “a large number of gourmet              to the Dogme 95 avant-garde and purist                                                            like to remind about the requirements for
od from 37 to 40 years, bans early retirement          mous with refined and exquisite cuisine.       restaurants,” Letz said, adding that “the       film movement — led by directors like          and preparing them in a different way.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Schengen visa as follows
and raises the retirement age for a full pension          Traditionally, the cooking has been         plethora is disproportionate to the number      Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg —            His menu proposes musk ox with                     1. Copy of the return flight ticket
to 65.                                                 heavy and Germanic, dominated by meat          of inhabitants.”                                that put Denmark on the international cin-     smoked bone marrow, wild berries, dried               2. Copy of documents confirms the pur-
   Greece is under pressure from the European          and syrupy brown gravies and an obliga-           These fine-dining eateries are flourish-     ema radar.                                     scallops and even unripe fruit.                    pose of the stay in Slovak Republic (hotel
Union and the International Monetary Fund to           tory side of boiled potatoes.                  ing and Copenhagen now counts the most             Just as the Dogme 95 films were free of        “We continue to seek out new products           voucher, Spa voucher or full address.
streamline its finances after receiving an                                                                                                                                                           and are planning to put beaver meat and               3. Copy of Medical Insurance.
unprecedented 110 billion euros ($135 billion)            But in the past 25 years Copenhagen         stars for a city in northern Europe and         spectacular special effects, post-produc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     seagull eggs on the menu,” he said, point-            4. Copy of Bank Statement – for last 3
loan that saved it from default. Tourism con-          has metamorphosed into a creative gastro-      more than Rome, Milan or Madrid.                tion modifications and other gimmicks,                                                            months with amount of KD 23 per one person
                                                       nomical centre, each year drawing thou-                                                                                                       ing out that “a lot of the products that we
tributes 17 percent of Greece's gross domestic                                                                                                                                                       put on the table today and that we consid-         per one day (for every day of the stay).
product and is essential to the debt-hit country's     sands of amateur and professional food                                                                                                                                                              5. Copy of valid Passport’s pages contain-
efforts to revive its flagging economy. (AFP)          critics alike.                                                                                                                                er exotic are part of our culinary history         ing personal data.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     over recent centuries.”
✔     BEIJING: Two executives at state-owned
                                                          “What is exceptional is that a country of
                                                       5.5 million inhabitants in a region not                                                                                                          Despite his success, Redzepi remains a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           6. One up to date photo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           7. Valid passport at least another 90 days
China Southern Airlines have been detained             known for its gastronomy in previous                                                                                                                                                             beyond the requested validity of visa.
as part of a wide-ranging probe into corruption        decades has become a barometre of global                                                                                                         “When it comes to a question of taste,             8. Visa application form fully completed
in the aviation industry, state media said             trends,” food critic Adam Price marveled.                                                                                                     there is no absolute truth,” he said. And          and signed.
                                                          In a clear sign that culinary achieve-                                                                                                     while he is proud his restaurant tops inter-
   Investigators took away the two managers,                                                                                                                                                         national lists, “you really can’t be the best        July 2
who work in the department charged with flight         ment is no longer limited to “old Europe,”
                                                       Copenhagen’s Noma, already aglitter with                                                                                                      in the world in our business.”                     PABAK 23rd Conference: 23rd
scheduling, in a deepening scandal that has                                                                                                                                                             His approach initially drew sarcastic           Conference PABAK schedule of games will
already felled seven company employees and a           two Michelin stars, was recently named                                                                                                                                                           be held on July 2, 2010 at the Hawally
number of government officials, the China              “the world’s best restaurant” by acclaimed                                                                                                    comments. “Will they ask us to eat seal fat
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and black radishes and call it haute cui-          Disabled Club.
Business News said, citing unnamed sources at          British magazine Restaurant.                                                                                                                                                                        1st game: 7:00-8:30 – Athlets Foot vs
the airline.                                                                                                                                                                                         sine?” once wrote the daily Politiken,
   The employees are suspected of accepting                                Shift                                                                                                                     quoting sceptics from the culinary world.          Popeyes/Little Caesars; 2nd game: 8:30-10:00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        – Safara vs RCS Tamaraws; 3rd game: 10:00-
bribes from airlines in exchange for approving            Another kudo came earlier this month                                                                                                          Not all find the restaurant to their liking.    11:30 – RHH Warriors vs Kalexco Extruders;
new flight routes and landing and departure            when the prestigious Bocus d’Or Europe                                                                                                           “Noma is not a gold mine,” said restau-         4th game: 11:30-1:00 – Pacific Logistics vs
slots, it said.                                        prize went to Danish chef Rasmus Kofoed                                                                                                       rant manager Peter Kreiner, noting that in         Caboria Restaurant; 5th game: 1:00-2:30 –
   The crackdown on corruption in the aviation         from the one-star Copenhagen restaurant                                                                                                       2009 it made a profit of only 660,000 kro-         Maidan Clinic vs Heritage; 6th game: 2:30-
industry began at the end of 2009 and has              Geranium, which shut in 2009 because of                                                                                                       ner (88,700 euros, 109,000 dollars) on             4:00 – Club X vs Wataniya
snared other high-ranking officials including                                                                                                                                                                                                           D’Commissioners; 7th game: 4:00-5:30 –
the former chairman of Capital Airport Holding         financial problems.                                                                                                                           sales of nearly 28 million kroner.
                                                          Explaining the shift, French chef Daniel                                                                                                      The global financial crisis has also hit        Mark Ali vs Manila Cargo; 8th game: 5:30-
Company and the head of the Civil Aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                              7:00 – Adan Hospital vs Kapamilya Triggers;
Administration's (CAAC) north China bureau,            Letz — whose restaurant Kong Hans                                                                                                             Copenhagen’s high-end eateries. It is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9th game: 7:00-8:30 – KEO vs Fun A Hoy.
the report said.                                       secured Denmark’s very first Michelin          A file photo taken on June 2, 2010 shows Chef Rene Redzepi, preparing a dish in his            “luxury that takes the first blow,” said              A 15-minute grace period shall be given to
   Liu Yajun, another senior official at CAAC,         star in 1983 — said that “Danes have trav-                   restaurant ‘Noma’ launched in 2004, in Copenhagen. (AFP)                         Kreiner.                                           all scheduled games to avoid default and tech-
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