What We Are Watching Today: Castlevania Season 3

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Updated 21 March 2020

What We Are Watching Today: Castlevania Season 3

  • The animated series is based on the video game franchise of the same title, a retelling of Dracula, overcome by revenge after humans murder his human wife under false charges

Binge-watching shows during self-quarantine has for many people become a way to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.
It has definitely worked for me, having finally caught up with one of my favorite Netflix originals, “Castlevania.”
The animated series is based on the video game franchise of the same title, a retelling of Dracula, overcome by revenge after humans murder his human wife under false charges, dismissing her science as witchcraft.
Forged together by a prophecy, half-vampire Alucard (son of Dracula and Lisa), hunter Trevor Belmont, and scholar Sypha Belnades defeat the vampire.
What I really enjoyed about the third season was how it fleshed out its main cast and secondary characters. After the main trio defeated Dracula, I was not sure where the show would go, but Netflix impressed me with the way it handled the Forgemasters, Isaac and Hector, who were only introduced in season 2 as Dracula’s henchmen with seemingly painful backstories.
Isaac meets with a few humans who help him see that they are not all bad, while Hector’s psyche dissolves as he is taken captive by the vampire sisters who plan to rule the land after Dracula’s death.
I felt a little bitter about Sypha and Trevor abandoning Alucard to go on an adventure, but it seemed necessary as their journey concluded to harden Sypha’s character.
Meanwhile, Alucard, who is struck by grief over murdering his father, comes to understand him after meeting two traitorous humans.

 


KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

Updated 07 June 2020

KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

ARSAL, Lebanon:  The Al-Amal Medical Center in Lebanon’s Bekaa governorate continued to provide medical services to Syrian refugees with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

It is part of a project to strengthen health services for Syrian refugees and the host community in the town of Arsal.

In May, 4,575 patients visited the clinics and received 8,123 free health services across specialized departments, in addition to receiving help from laboratory, pharmacy and nursing services.

General health clinics received 396 patients, eye clinics had 506 patients, the emergency department 595 patients, dental clinics 325 patients, pediatric clinics saw 347 patients, with 125 vaccinations provided.

ENT clinics received 412 patients, orthopedic clinics 311 patients, heart clinics had 240 patients, urology clinics 472 patients, gastroenterology clinics 180 patients, gynecological clinics 271 patients, gland and diabetes clinics 65 patients, and psychiatric clinics 68 patients.

The Al-Amal Medical Center is following the necessary procedures and precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic to provide services to patients in a safe medical environment.

Awareness campaigns were carried out to familiarize people with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and they were provided with items for personal hygiene.

The medical director of the project, Dr. Tariq Shandab, said that the center aimed to serve more than 45,000 people and provide them with healthcare in a variety of fields, in addition to having an emergency department that worked around the clock and an integrated pharmacy to provide free medicine to all patients.

Shandab expressed his gratitude for the humanitarian services provided by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, to the Syrian refugees and their host community.