Bedbugs everywhere, in Kuwait too…

Recently, I was told by a friend of mine about the bed bugs he found in his new home. Some other day BBC news talked about the spike in the Bed Bugs in Newyork. It seems the bed bugs are on increase everywhere. In a recent seminar in one of the popular hotels in Kuwait City, I found a bed bug on my table, we had to leave the table immediately.

It will become an epidemic in Kuwait as well just like in Newyork. A recent survey and the recent reports from Newyork has found that there are thousands of bed bugs roaming around the city and that they are invading many types of premise, it is not just limited to residential areas. The pop singer Lauren Hildebrandt is out with word she’s been attacked by the tiny bloodsuckers and it’s no fun.

Wikipedia says “Although bedbugs can live for a year without feeding, they normally try to feed every five to ten days. In cold weather, bedbugs can live for about a year; at temperatures more conducive to activity and feeding, about 5 months”

Bed bugs are being reported in many parts of Kuwait by many people. Does these advertised pest controllers can actually eradicate bed bugs at least from individual houses?

List of Universities in Kuwait

Kuwait offers a lot of options for higher education. There are many universities in Kuwait mostly with western base. The universities in Kuwait offers various streams of education such as the arts and sciences, business and engineering.

Kuwait University

Kuwait University is the oldest higher education university in Kuwait. Established in 1966, Kuwait University is the most known university in Kuwait. There are about 14 affiliated colleges to this university with wide variety of streams of education offers graduate and under-graduate courses to students. Programs offered include studies within the colleges of medicine, law, engineering, education, Islamic studies, the sciences, pharmacy, the arts, business, dentistry and allied health sciences.

Contact Information

Kuwait University
P.O. Box 5969
Safat — 13060, Kuwait
Ph: 965-2498-5205

Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST)

Gulf University for Science and Technology was established in 2002 as a private university with the intentions to make it as a supplement to Kuwait University. As the website say, it started of with the assistance/participation of 47 Kuwait University faculty members. A strategic partnership was established with the University of Missouri at St. Louis (UMSL). The university primarily offers two streams of education: Arts and Science as well as business administration

Contact Information

Gulf University for Science and Technology
P.O. Box 7207
Hawally 32093, Kuwait
Ph: 965-2530-7000

American University of Kuwait

AUK is a recent entrant into the Kuwait higher education system is modeled around the American educational mode. They offer education in three primary divisions:

1. business and economics
2. humanities and the arts, and
3. the sciences and engineering

Contact Information

American University of Kuwait
P.O. Box 3323
Safat 13034, Kuwait
Ph: 965-2224-8399

Arab Open University

Arab Open University is a private university that was founded in Kuwait in 2002. The university has several campus locations across Middle East, which include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Oman. The offer three streams of study: language studies, information technology, and computing and business.

Contact Information

Arab Open University
Al-Khaitan – Block 2
Sharhabeel St. 395
Hawalli P.O Box 32004 Al-Jabria, Kuwait
Ph: 965-2476-7291

If I have missed any of the colleges or universities, do let me know thru comments so that I will update this post.

How long it takes to build the six pack?

I have been doing the crunches and other exercises for flat abs for some good time. Though I have been gone down on FAT, I was not seeing the six packs I was working for.  I was like how long I should do it. Then I realized that I can feel the muscles which are developed and it is only that I cannot see it. It is only that the muscles are just covered by excess body FAT. When am I going to see the visible abs; what should I do to get the real six pack and how do I reduce the body fat?

Once the underlying abs muscles are developed, it is only the matter of reducing the fat to have the six pack visible. It is required for a men to reduce the fat levels below 12% to really see the six pack shape on the abs. and it should go below 9% to see them really pop out of the abs. Women who needs flat abs should reduce the fat levels to around 17-19%. These are just approximation for majority of the people. Depending on each individuals body fat distribution one may need to become more lean to have the six packs visible. As per the earlier post, you may not even see the muscles pop out if the body fat requirement and distribution is not in favor for six pack.  Essential fat is 1-3% in men, and 8–12% in women

If you are serious about getting the body fat reduced it is better to get the body fat ratio analysed. This can be achieved by skinfold caliper method or the bio-electrical impedance method. Another method of finding the body fat percentage is using the BMI. These methods are not very accurate, however, it gives an approximation of the body fat percentage.

To calculate the body fat percentage using the BMI method, you may use the following formula. Extracted from Wikipedia

Child Body Fat % = (1.51 x BMI) – (0.70 x Age) – (3.6 x gender) + 1.4

Adult Body Fat % = (1.20 x BMI) + (0.23 x Age) – (10.8 x gender) – 5.4

where male gender= 1, female=0.

I will continue posting my experience and research details here so that you can contribute to it and we can join hands to build a healthy group out here.