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The Reason Innovation is Dead in Bahrain

The Reason Innovation is Dead in Bahrain

7 Nov, '151 Comment

A 300MB movie takes ALL EFFIN’ MORNING TO UPLOAD. Tell me how this is helping innovation in Bahrain? The slow speed and high cost of broadband Internet here ensures that innovation is dead in Bahrain. Shouldn’t someone pay attention to this? Isn’t knowledge capital the only thing we could have in Bahrain as every other resource is either depleted […]

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The Journey to Better Health Continues

The Journey to Better Health Continues

20 Oct, '152 Comments

Here’s a picture that Nadine took of me earlier in the office.   The occasion is that this is the first time I remember to hit the 81s. So stoked! Obviously the No Sweets October is working. I’m down from 85.3kgs on Oct 1st to now 81.5kgs. The journey to better health continues!

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Video Production Training Course with the Pros

Video Production Training Course with the Pros

13 Oct, '150 Comments

My company, Gulf Broadcast, is running a video production training course in November. I’ll be conducting the training with the help of my GB team. The course is a perfect opportunity for corporate communication officers and executives where they will learn the basics of the craft and will be able to apply the techniques learnt […]

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No Sweets October

No Sweets October

12 Oct, '152 Comments

Here’s a commitment I made: To me, October = No sweets / no cakes / no biscuits / no chocolate month. Allowing myself one fruit a day. Just because. Anyone fancy joining me in this quest? Posted by Mahmood Al-Yousif on Thursday, October 1, 2015 No sweets October. How does that grab you? Doable? I honestly […]

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Filming in Bahrain, dodging the hostility of permissions

Filming in Bahrain, dodging the hostility of permissions

11 Oct, '150 Comments

Filming in Bahrain is not always fun. Almost every time we go to film in cultural or a historic venue we get shooed off by a security guard or some other functionary with a perfunctory warning to go get permission first. We get faced with this especially when shooting cultural spots like the Bahrain Fort and […]

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Visiting the Wizard!

Visiting the Wizard!

6 Oct, '150 Comments

Blame (dive master) Ant for this title, but he’s not very far from the truth. The underwater world is so different and fantastic that even in the nearly desolate Bahraini reefs, it’s still good times. An example: I had a problem with my mask during the dive and I didn’t realise that it’s lip was […]

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“This is Bahrain” group signs MoU with Israeli MEMRI organisation

“This is Bahrain” group signs MoU with Israeli MEMRI organisation

2 Oct, '155 Comments

What exactly is this “This is Bahrain” group? Who are they? And who gave them any authority to speak for and on behalf of us Bahrainis and the Bahraini government? From what I could find, this group is an “initiative” emanating from The Federation of Expat Associations who lists Ms Betsy Mathieson as its secretary general. Ms Mathieson’s LinkedIn profile […]

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You want meat?

You want meat?

30 Sep, '151 Comment

The controversial removal of meat subsidies in Bahrain will be lifted starting from tomorrow and parliament has given up the fight to have the subsidy reinstated. Had they done their job properly as they are sworn to do, they would have had a serious look at all the subsidies offered by the government to various […]

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The Mecca Pilgrims Deaths. Yet another stampede

The Mecca Pilgrims Deaths. Yet another stampede

26 Sep, '153 Comments

A lot has been written and debated about the tragic and inexcusable events in Mecca which has claimed close to one thousand souls with many more injured. We don’t know what the final tally is, because currently the Saudi official sources have stopped reporting the numbers. Hajj, of course is one of the five pillars of […]

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Diving in Bahrain – Final PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Diving in Bahrain – Final PADI Open Water Diver Certification

23 Sep, '152 Comments

What a difference a day makes… On the first open water dive, we could hardly see beyond a meter or two. Just two days after that, the wind had dropped, the swells dissipated and the underwater visibility improved dramatically. This is diving in Bahrain, I’m told. Have a watch of this video to see what […]

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