‘Burger King’ serves sandwiches flame-grilled by sun

Burger King restaurants in Kuwait served its ‘100 percent sun flame-grilled’ Whopper sandwiches.
Updated 09 August 2018
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‘Burger King’ serves sandwiches flame-grilled by sun

Can it get any hotter? It sure can! The warmest day of the year in Kuwait just hit 50 degree Celsius (122°F), and the Burger King brand wasted no time in making the best of every ray. Flipping the down side of Kuwait’s infamous scorching heat, the Burger King brand partnered with SolSource™, the maker of an advanced solar machine, that harnesses the Sun’s power to create the ultimate flame - grill experience. The result? The beginning of a tasty friendship between the giant food chain and the bright star.
This month, Burger King restaurants in Kuwait served its “100 percent sun flame-grilled” Whopper sandwiches bearing the same quality and appreciation of the iconic Whopper sandwich to numerous surprised guests at one of its flagship stores.
“The king of flame-grilling stepped in to save the day in one of the hottest countries in the world. With the temperature reaching 50 degree Celsius this year, the Burger King brand in Kuwait transformed the current sentiment into a sunny side up experience by beating the heat with fun and positive comebacks, proving that Kuwait summers don’t have to be boring,” Burger King said in a press release.


Robotic-assisted surgery at JHAH a first for Kingdom

Updated 23 June 2019
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Robotic-assisted surgery at JHAH a first for Kingdom

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) has become the first hospital in Saudi Arabia to perform a robotic-assisted hysterectomy using fluorescent dye.

“The precision achieved through the use of robotic-assisted surgery has multiple benefits for patients,” said Dr. Turky Al-Rujaib, JHAH gynecologic oncologist, who along with Dr. Fahad Al-Mulhim, gynecologist, performed the procedure for endometrial cancer. “Women whose hysterectomies are robotic-assisted surgeries have less pain and blood loss, shorter hospital stays, require fewer narcotics and recover more quickly.”

JHAH’s robotic surgery program began in December 2016 when Dr. Tareq M. Al-Tartir, JHAH sub-specialist surgeon, and his team collaborated with Dr. Mohamad Allaf, professor of urology, oncology and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHSoM) and director of minimally invasive urology, and his team. They jointly conducted the first surgeries in the Kingdom using the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. The program has since expanded and includes gynecological surgeries and bariatric surgery.

“This successful operation could not have been done without the support of the JHAH robotic team,” said Dr. Al-Mulhim. “We are pleased to report the patient is recovering well. This is a tremendous achievement that going forward will improve the outcomes for many of our patients here at JHAH.”

The robot’s “hands” have a high degree of dexterity, allowing surgeons the ability to operate in very tight spaces, for example the pelvis, that would otherwise only be accessible through open surgery with long incisions. Life after surgery is improved with this technique as there is minimal scarring, fewer postoperative complications and often a faster return to normal activities. 

JHAH is the result of a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, a world leader in energy, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, one of the world’s leading academic health systems. This health care organization is designed to drive and enhance the well-being of the community in an environment of growth and learning, by providing innovative, integrated and patient-centered care to Saudi Aramco’s employees and health care beneficiaries.