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'Apocalyptic' dust storm that will stop you breathing could hit the UK in two weeks - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - London - state Nevada - Saudi Arabia - Syria - Iraq - Uae - county Gulf - Kuwait
'Apocalyptic' dust storm that will stop you breathing could hit the UK in two weeks
apocalyptic dust cloud, so thick it can choke you, has taken over parts of the Middle East – and it could hit the UK next week.Parts of Syria, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are currently caked in a deep orange dust cloud.The Gulf states have been experiencing the weather system since April, which even saw the sand-filled winds hit UK shores.The Saharan dust cloud created a “blood rain” effect in London, and left UK streets covered in dust but this time, it appears to be much worse.Hospitals in Syria have been treating numerous patients who are unable to breathe due to inhaling the dust, while most Gulf states declared a state of emergency two weeks ago.And Muge Akpinar-Elci, dean of the school of public health at the University of Nevada told The Guardian: “It is very concerning.“Dust storms do not just impact one country or specific location in the world and can have far-reaching consequences globally.”According to weather service Accuweather, the UK will experience level eight UV rays on the UV index from Saturday, June 18 – which is rated as “unhealthy”.It is set to last for three days, until Monday, June 20.This is the same rating London had when the “blood rain” hit the country last month – and could be a sign that the deadly dust clouds are coming our way.Syria's healthy ministry spokesman, Seif al-Bard confirmed that three people had died from the dust in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, and he issued an ominous warning to the rest of the world.He said: “The impact of dust storms exceeds regional and continental boundaries.“So this is not somebody else’s problem, this is everyone’s problem.”In May, a Met Office spokesman said: “Each year on several occasions the UK will see rain
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Disney Plus Sets Launch Dates, Pricing for 42 Countries in Europe, West Asia and Africa
Todd Spangler NY Digital EditorDisney Plus confirmed launch dates — and pricing — for the 42 countries and 11 new territories across Europe, West Asia and Africa.Disney’s flagship streaming service will bow in South Africa on May 18, followed by all other countries listed in June (see below for dates and pricing). The media conglomerate earlier this year announced plans for summer 2022 expansion to countries including Turkey, Poland and the United Arab Emirates.The countries set to get Disney Plus are: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine Territories, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City and Yemen.
Sienna Blake - Inside Hollyoaks Anna Passey's life - co-star romances, second job and stunning home - dailystar.co.uk - Kuwait
Inside Hollyoaks Anna Passey's life - co-star romances, second job and stunning home
Hollyoaks, after her villainous partner Ethan entrusts an important job to her.While she attempts to carry out the task, her ex-boyfriend Ste resorts to desperate measures after he fails to convince her to stop helping Ethan.What will happen to Sienna? And will she finally see the error of her ways? Viewers will have to wait and see.While viewers have been through many ups and downs with Sienna Blake over the past decade, actress Anna Passey's life could not be more different.Daily Star takes a look at Anna's life - from her co-star romances, to her interesting business sideline.While Anna Passey is well known for playing Sienna Blake, the actress began her acting career in 2007 with a role in the TV film Last Flight to Kuwait.Following roles in films including Two Days In The Smoke and TV series including Free Rein, it was not long before her acting talents were noticed by soap bosses - with Anna landing her now famous role as Sienna Blake in Hollyoaks in 2012.She has since played Sienna for over 10 years, and during that time has been involved in some huge storylines including the birth of Sienna's twins and the character's battle with cancer.Following the cancer story line, Anna paid tribute to the people who shared their own experiences of the disease with the actress and praised the soap's writers, saying in a tweet: "Shout out to all the amazing real life women who shared their experiences of cancer in pregnancy with me to help me with this storyline."I'm so proud of @Hollyoaks for telling this story."Talking about the story to Digital Spy, Anna also added: "Apparently it happens quite a lot – where people don't have smear tests, don't get checked out, then they get pregnant and it's the first time anyone really
Cooper - Saudi Arabia Leads Streaming Gains in Gulf Arab Nations, as Pay-TV Market Contracts (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Saudi Arabia - Qatar - Uae - county Gulf - Oman - Bahrain - Kuwait
Saudi Arabia Leads Streaming Gains in Gulf Arab Nations, as Pay-TV Market Contracts (EXCLUSIVE)
Nick Vivarelli International CorrespondentSaudi Arabia is leading the way as streaming platforms continue to gain traction in top Arab markets, where revenues from the SVOD market in 2021 grew a yearly 29% to $453 million.New research from Media Partners Asia reveals that Saudi accounted for more than half of the revenues. However, the pay-TV sector in Gulf Arab states suffered a 10% drop in revenues to $631 million in 2021, compared with 2020.The pay-TV sector in the region is now expected to further contract to $436 million by 2026, according to the report, which looks at streamers, pay TV and free TV across the six oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.  By contrast, SVOD revenue in the Gulf is projected to grow from its current level of $453 million to reach $667 million by 2026, “driven by improvements in connectivity, elevated levels of pay-TV cord cutting and the launch of new global platforms,” the report said.While Saudi Arabia accounted for more than half of the Gulf’s $453 million SVOD intake, the UAE, despite having a much smaller population, generated $125 million, which is 28% of the region’s 2021 SVOD revenues.Nevertheless, profitability “remains a challenge,” noted Media Partners analyst Aravind Venugopal, since competition will soon be steeped with more streamers set to enter what will soon become a crowded Arab streaming field.