Jel­ly­fish at­tack Al-Zour Power Sta­tion

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

A heavy at­tack by jel­ly­fish was de­tected dur­ing the past three days at the in­flow open­ing of cool­ing and con­dens­ing wa­ter in Al-Zour Power Sta­tion. As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Power Sta­tions at the Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter (MEW) Fuad Al-Oun con­firmed the news, say­ing that said this phe­nom­e­non oc­curs ev­ery year as sea wa­ter tem­per­a­ture rises. How­ever, it was no­ticed that the jel­ly­fish num­bers is much higher this year than pre­vi­ous years.

There is dan­ger that the jel­ly­fish may block and halt the re­volv­ing nets that fil­ter the wa­ter out of sea crea­tures and keep them from get­ting into sta­tion sys­tems, he warned, adding that jel­ly­fish were sucked out and kept from block­ing the nets.

Lin­ger­ing is­sues

MP Riyadh Al-Ad­sani asked the gov­ern­ment to deal with the lin­ger­ing is­sues and to take re­ports of su­per­vi­sory author­i­ties into con­sid­er­a­tion and stop squan­der­ing; oth­er­wise they will be held ac­count­able “be­cause that is the core of the prime min­is­ter’s job.” Ad­sani said that His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah is aware of the notes made by the bud­gets on the KD 3.8 mil­lion that are un­der the ‘cus­tody ac­counts’ and should be re­solved.

“We will not al­low the sit­u­a­tion to con­tinue and be­come a snow­ball, as things will ac­cu­mu­late and grow, and all gov­ern­ment de­part­ments must present doc­u­ments when pay­ments are made and ad­here with the bud­get rules, oth­er­wise the prime min­is­ter will be grilled again,” he said. Ad­sani gave an ex­am­ple for the ac­cu­mu­lated funds that were not set­tled at the for­eign min­istry, where the clos­ing ac­count for the fis­cal year 2010/2011 reached nearly KD 300 mil­lion, and reached KD 547 mil­lion in the fis­cal year 2015/2016. He said the gov­ern­ment has an op­por­tu­nity dur­ing the sum­mer to deal with these is­sues and set­tle things with sound ac­count­ing and le­gal meth­ods.

Pay for jobs per­formed

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry Un­der­sec­re­tary Dr Haitham Al-Athari an­nounced the amend­ment of the laws that reg­u­late the use of nonKuwaiti em­ploy­ees on the “pay for jobs per­formed” sys­tem ex­pe­ri­ence, so that they can ben­e­fit from the leaves en­joyed by those on the se­cond con­tract. Athari said the con­tracted em­ploy­ees are not en­ti­tled to any leaves or other in­cen­tives while the con­tract is valid. He added that the con­tracted em­ployee is also not en­ti­tled to in­dem­nity or any other ad­van­tages when the con­tract ex­pires other than what is men­tioned in this de­ci­sion for any rea­son. He said it is al­lowed to sign con­tacts with bedoons, pro­vided that they present proof that they are reg­is­tered at the cen­tral depart­ment for rem­e­dy­ing the sta­tus of il­le­gal res­i­dents, and they can­not be con­tracted un­der any other con­tract un­less they get the se­cu­rity ID.

Va­cant jobs

Statistic by the Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion showed that the num­ber of va­cant jobs in the pub­lic sec­tor reached 17,538. Fur­ther­more, it showed that the num­ber of jobs for those with a PhD is 13,380 for masters, 7,819 for bach­e­lors, 4,866 for diploma and 4,165 for gen­eral sec­ondary hold­ers. An­other statistic showed that the num­ber of those reg­is­tered at the com­mis­sion on the cen­tral em­ploy­ment sys­tem since it opened 14 years ago reached 2,17,770 in­clud­ing 1,42,993 fe­males. It said that 70,982 were nominated out of 74,777 males, while 1,30,782 out of 1,42,993 fe­males were nominated.

KUWAIT: A pic­ture taken from a video cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia yes­ter­day al­legedly show­ing jel­ly­fish at the in­flow open­ing of cool­ing and con­dens­ing wa­ter in Al-Zour Power Sta­tion.

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