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WATCH: Oldest living man receives Guinness World Records

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Supercentenarian Masazo Nonaka was certified on Tuesday as the world's oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days. Nonaka received the certificate from Guinness World Records in a ceremony at his home in Ashoro, on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, and celebrated the recognition with cake. Born on 25 July, 1905, Nonaka grew up in a large family and succeeded his parents running a hot springs inn. The 105-year-old inn is now run by his granddaughter Yuko. He regularly soaks in the ...

Abu Dhabi University launches Happiness course as part of UAE’s positivity drive

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

As part of its Public Health program, the UAE's Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is introducing its first happiness course as one of the core requirements to complete the program. The course will be taught across campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The course is set to focus on defining happiness, positive psychology as well as practice and application, reported Gulf News. The course entitled “The Introduction to Happiness and Positive Psychology” will highlight the optimistic side of human ...

Why Berlin risks being a capital city without an airport

Monday, 9 April 2018

Berlin risks becoming a capital without an airport if its long-delayed new flight hub fails to open on schedule, Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer warned. The saga of Berlin-Brandenburg Airport has become a running joke for Berliners since 2012, when it missed the first of many completion deadlines, and an emblem of Europe's richest country's struggle to deliver major infrastructure projects on time. “If nothing happens then there is a danger that at the end of 2019 Berlin won’t ...

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs shares his Dubai experience, love for the city on Instagram

Monday, 9 April 2018

American rap star Sean Combs, popularly known as P Diddy, has made his Dubai debut last week where he visited the city for the first time along with his two sons and some famous friends, like Naomi Campbell and Salt Bae.Diddy had posted a video on his Instagram page announcing that he would be visiting Dubai for the first time, and that he couldn’t wait to get there.The rap icon was in Dubai to perform at the opening of the city’s newest club, Gotha, a Cannes import at the Radisson ...

First film to screen in Saudi cinemas in 35 years tops Titanic in US

Monday, 9 April 2018

“Black Panther,” the film that will end Saudi Arabia’s cinema ban, will be showing on April 18 in the kingdom’s first movie theatre in 35 years. The Disney and Marvel Studios film starring Chadwick Boseman has surpassed “Titanic” on the all-time list of highest grossing films at the US box office. According to CNN, "Black Panther" has now made $665.4 million domestically, which makes it the third-highest grossing film in North American history. The ...

‘Hamilton’ takes 7 prizes at UK stage Olivier Awards

Monday, 9 April 2018

Historical hip-hop musical “Hamilton” took seven trophies including best new musical at British theater’s Olivier Awards, where women’s rights activists joined stage stars on the red carpet to support the Time’s Up movement.Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about US founding father Alexander Hamilton was nominated in a record 13 categories at Britain’s equivalent of the Tony Awards. The show, which turns an early chapter of US history into a compellingly ...

Dubai choir to perform with Grammy-winning composer in New York

Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Dubai Chamber Choir has been chosen along with other international choirs to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York with Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre on Sunday.The choir will be singing original and new music by the famous composer at the concert called ‘The Music of Eric Whitacre’, according to Gulf News.14 Dubai Chamber Choir members of different professions and nationalities flew to New York for the concert. The group includes three high school ...

Rihanna announces Fenty Beauty launch in Saudi Arabia this month

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Rihanna’s coveted makeup line is now launching in Saudi Arabia, the singer announced on social media this week. Last year 2017, Fenty Beauty became available in several countries across the Middle East and will now be available in Saudi Arabia from April 19. Fenty Beauty is expected to be a major hit in the kingdom; the brand made $72 million in just a month after its September release. The Saudi cosmetics market, worth $4.7 billion as of 2015, is projected to grow to $8.53 billion by ...

Decades-old Parrotfish festival brings locals, tourists to Saudi Arabia’s Jazan

Saturday, 7 April 2018

The annual Parrotfish fishing festival has kicked off in the Farasan Island of Saudi Arabia in southwestern region of Jazan. The Hareed Festival has become a key tourist festival in the region the brings together both locals and tourists to the region every year. Hareed (Arabic for Parrotfish) is a delicious type of fish, which is also called “sea parrot” by locals for its considerable facial similarities to the parrot. This type of fish comes into the shallow parts of the coast and ...

‘Solo: A Star Wars Movie’ to get world premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Saturday, 7 April 2018

The latest “Star Wars” movie spinoff, “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” will get its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, organizers announced on Friday.A glitzy red-carpet premiere in the French coastal city is scheduled for May 15, ten days before the film opens in theaters around the world, they said in a statement.“Solo” takes audiences back to the youth of the smuggler, ace pilot and charming scoundrel, Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford in the ...

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