Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards to be hosted in Abu Dhabi

Favorite male voice from an animated movie winner for "Hotel Transylvania 3" actor Adam Sandler gets slimed on stage during the 32nd Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards at the USC Galen Center on March 23, 2019. (File/AFP)
Updated 04 August 2019

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards to be hosted in Abu Dhabi

  • The event is part of the five-year deal between the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) and Viacom, the owner of Nickelodeon
  • At the three-day World of Nickelodeon event (Sept.19-21) kids and their families can spend time with their favorite characters and watch multiple entertainment performances

DUBAI: The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will head to Abu Dhabi on Sept. 20 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), it was announced on Sunday.

The event is part of the five-year deal between the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) and Viacom, the owner of Nickelodeon. At the three-day World of Nickelodeon event (Sept.19-21) kids and their families can spend time with their favorite characters and watch multiple entertainment performances.

Saif Saeed Ghobash, undersecretary of DCT, said in a released statement: “An event of this stature fits perfectly with our mandate to provide the very best entertainment for all sectors of society, and we are looking forward to seeing overseas visitor numbers increasing as a consequence of securing this significant event for Abu Dhabi for the next five years.”

DCT said it will launch more events and activities alongside the award ceremony and the World of Nickelodeon. The Nickelodeon kids’ channel boasts cartoons such as Dora the Explorer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Spongebob Squarepants. 

This is the first of five annual Kids’ Choice Awards events that will be hosted in Abu Dhabi. Previous versions of the event have taken place in Berlin, London and Mexico City.


Alaska man discovers 50-year-old message in bottle from Russian Navy

Updated 19 August 2019

Alaska man discovers 50-year-old message in bottle from Russian Navy

  • Then Russian Navy Capt. Anatolii Prokofievich Botsanenko wrote the letter when he was a 36-year-old aboard the Sulak
ANCHORAGE, Alaska: A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska.
Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles (966 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage, television station KTUU reported.
“I was just looking for firewood when I found the bottle,” Tyler Ivanoff said. “When I found the bottle, I had to use a screwdriver to get the message out.”
Ivanoff shared his discovery on Facebook where Russian speakers translated the message to be a greeting from a Cold War Russian sailor dated June 20, 1969. The message included an address and a request for a response from the person who finds it.
Reporters from the state-owned Russian media network, Russia-1, tracked down the original writer, Capt. Anatolii Prokofievich Botsanenko, KTUU reported.
He was skeptical he wrote the note until he saw his signature on the bottom.
“There — exactly!” he exclaimed.
The message was sent while the then 36-year-old was aboard the Sulak, Botsanenko said. Botsanenko shed tears when the Russian television reporter told him the Sulak was sold for scrap in the 1990s.
Botsanenko also showed the reporter some souvenirs from his time on the ship, including the autograph of the wife of a famous Russian spy and Japanese liquor bottles, the latter kept over his wife’s protests.
Ivanoff’s discovery of the bottle was first reported by Nome radio station KNOM.