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Vivafit gymnasium: For women who love living fit

by Salim Joseph
Photo - O.K.Mohammed Ali
Vivafit, the renowned Portuguese brand in women’s fitness which opened its first gymnasium in Muscat a couple of months ago at Shatti Al Qurum, has already around 150 members, each with own goals

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So to Speak: The ageing demons
Quite a few people in Oman, and increasingly ever more, get their faces under the surgical knife. They don’t have to travel far either

Weekly recipe: Spicy Chicken Dim Sums with Virgin Mojitos
Every weekend spent with family is special because that’s the most time you get to spend with each other. So why not make it more special with healthy and delicious meals made especially by you

Share and Care: My daughter lost interest in studying
Thursday magazine has come up with a new initiative to help those individuals with a platform to share their issues and find a good solution

Romance: When a lover’s high-life came down to earth
She was a Hollywood star and he was a financial high-flier. Then one day it was all over...


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Book review: Strength in death
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So to Speak: The dark secrets in us
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Share and Care: Living with a suspicious husband
Thursday magazine has come up with a new initiative to help those individuals with a platform to share their issues and find a good solution
Weekly recipe: Thai fish cakes with cooling cucumber relish and prawn noodle soup
Now in a separate plate take out the fish mixture, rub little oil in your hand, take a small portion of fish mixture roughly shape it in small circles and place it over the breadcrumbs
On My Mind column: Our universal story - Part IV
This series has been my discovery of what I learned during my on-going journey
Crime: From national hero to murder accused
Rugby star Marc Cecillon woke up with an aching head and a mind full of questions. Why was he in a police cell? What had he done? Where was his wife?
Stranger Than Fiction: Rescued at sea by a ship of ghosts
The yacht was drifting onto a perilous sandbank. But help was at hand - from a ship which had sunk 30 years earlier…
Romance: The ‘yes’ anxiety
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Book review: The Oldest Living Things in the World, A gallery of tenacious survivors
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Asian-inspired spa in Muscat, For the mind, body and soul
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Share and Care: No problem is the real problem
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So to Speak: When I said goodbye to 2014
would be fitting to end 2014 and celebrate 2015 by conquering the highest peak in the country
On My Mind column: It is us who choose - Part III
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Video: Final moments of ambulance crash into truck captured by road camera in Oman
READER WARNING: This video contains graphic footage of the accident, viewers of a sensitive disposition should make a decision whether to watch.
Where does the fat go when you lose it?
Losing weight requires unlocking the carbon stored in fat cells, thus reinforcing that often heard refrain of ‘eat less, move more’
Water supply to be disrupted in Muscat for 3 days
The new pipeline will replace the old (600) mm pipeline which suffered from numerous breaks and leaks that resulted in the interruption of water supply
Women being ‘followed’ on Oman roads
Many women claimed they were followed from their home to different towns and cities and only when their family intervened, rowdies disappeared
Ambulance driver did not die before crash: Royal Oman Police
Royal Oman Police (ROP) has refuted rumours that the driver of the ambulance that crashed into a truck last week had died just before the accident.
Major cabinet shake-up in Saudi Arabia
In a sweeping shakeup, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has replaced the heads of intelligence and other key agencies
Oman accidents: Indian woman dies from burn injuries after car hits electricity pole
Khadeeja, the Indian woman, died in the car, her son and another survivor are battling for life.
Gunmen attack two Americans in Saudi Arabia, one hurt
Gunmen fired at two US citizens on Friday on a road in oil-rich Eastern Province, leaving one wounded, in the fourth anti-Western attack in Saudi Arabia in as many months, police said
Muscat Festival 2015: Snow Village at Al Amerat Park
The Snow Village at Al Amerat Park, might not have turned out as expected, but it does offer something new. And, you need to watch your step every moment
Cricket: Oman win ACC T20 title, clinch ICC world qualifier spot
Aamir Kaleem helped Oman beat Kuwait in the top of the table clash on the final day of the Asian Cricket Council T20 Cricket Tournament at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, on Friday
Video: Final moments of ambulance crash into truck captured by road camera in Oman
READER WARNING: This video contains graphic footage of the accident, viewers of a sensitive disposition should make a decision whether to watch.
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NOC for sale: OMR2,000 price tag for No Objection Certificate in Oman
Expatriate employees claim on social media that their bosses are asking huge sums to give them a No Objection Certificate
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NOC for sale: OMR2,000 price tag for No Objection Certificate in Oman
Expatriate employees claim on social media that their bosses are asking huge sums to give them a No Objection Certificate
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Video: Final moments of ambulance crash into truck captured by road camera in Oman
READER WARNING: This video contains graphic footage of the accident, viewers of a sensitive disposition should make a decision whether to watch.
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Expats and experts convince Royal Oman Police to do U-turn on traffic fine plan
Earlier an official at ROP had confirmed to Times of Oman that its new policy meant that expatriates leaving Oman on business or vacation, or for good, had to settle their unpaid traffic fines
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Weather update: Rescue services fume as rain warnings ignored in Oman
Despite the warnings, both Royal Oman Police and PACDA were besieged with calls
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Air India Express enhances baggage limit for Oman flights
The airline has also introduced promotional fares from Muscat to Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Air India Express currently operates weekly 19 flights from Muscat to Kerala and Mangalore daily
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