Monday, October 21, 2019

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  • <p>More than 300 people attended the US Educational Group (USEG) Fall 2019 University Fair at the Sheraton Hotel Bahrain. Representatives from 40 American universities met students, parents and counsellors at the event inaugurated by US Embassy deputy chief of mission Margaret Nardi. Visitors were provided with information on academic programmes, financial aid opportunities, the admissions process and American campus life. Above, Ms Nardi, right, speaking to one of the representatives at the fair.</p>
    40 American universities at education fair
    06-10-2019 11:23 AM
  • <p>A lecture themed ‘Karate Man’s Long-term Development’ was held at the Bahrain National Stadium’s press centre. The Bahrain Karate Federation held the lecture in co-operation with the Bahrain Olympic Committee Olympic Academy. Federation chairman Fares Ghazi Al Gosaibi, instructors, members of clubs and trainining centres, sportsmen and their parents attended the lecture.</p>
    Spotlight on development of karate
    05-10-2019 11:41 AM
  • <p>Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs Ayman bin Tawfiq Almoayyed visited the Bahrain Basketball Association (BBA), Bahrain Football Association (BFA), Bahrain Volleyball Association (BVA) and Bahrain Handball Association. He met BBA president Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, BFA president Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, BVA president Shaikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and BHA president Ali Ishaqi and discussed with them co-operation to promote sport in Bahrain, including the initative of HM the King’s representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa to set up 100 playgrounds in neighbourhoods, villages and towns which will help tap in new talents. Above, Almaoyyed with Shaikh Isa.</p>
    Sports minister visits associations
    05-10-2019 11:38 AM
  • <p>Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday witnessed the official weigh-ins of the fighters taking part in Brave 27 to be held in Abu Dhabi. He was accompanied by Bahrain’s Ambassador to the UAE Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa as well as other senior Bahraini officials. Shaikh Khalid expressed delight at the strong preparation.</p>
    Official weigh-ins of Brave 27 fighters
    05-10-2019 11:34 AM
  • <p>Hundreds attended the traditional Onam feast, called Onasadya, yesterday at the Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS), Segaiya. It featured 33 traditional vegetarian dishes served on a banana leaf by more than 500 volunteers. BKS president P V Radhakrishna Pillai welcomed the guests. He thanked R P Group of Companies chairman Dr Ravi Pillai and other sponsors who supported the event. A total of 2,000kg of vegetables and 600kg of rice were brought in from Kerala for the occasion. Kerala’s celebrity chef Pazhayidom Mohanan Namboothiri and his three-member team supervised the cooking. The event marked the culmination of the country’s largest expatriate association’s month-long Onam celebrations. Above, hundreds enjoyed the Onam feast.</p>
    Onam celebrations at Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam
    05-10-2019 11:00 AM
  • <p>BKS officials light the traditional lamp.</p>
    Onam celebrations at Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam
    05-10-2019 11:00 AM
  • <p>Guests were served on a banana leaf that featured 33 traditional vegetarian dishes.</p>
    Onam celebrations at Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam
    05-10-2019 11:00 AM
  • <p>A fundraiser for children with special needs was held yesterday at the Funland Centre-Bowling and Ice Skating. “Bowling Challenge for the Challenged”, was organised by the Rotary Club of Salmaniya. It brought together 24 children from various societies including the Down Syndrome Care Centre, Al Sanabel Orphan Care Society and the Bahrain Paralympic Committee. Guest of honour was the Rotary District 2452 governor Shawkat Tadros from Jordan. Proceeds from the event will go towards the purchase of wheelchairs, school bags and other society requirements. Above, children and society members at the event.</p>
    Fundraiser for children with special needs
    05-10-2019 11:13 AM
  • <p>Theatrical groups from youth centres, clubs and people with disabilities took part last night in the fifth edition of the Khalid Bin Hamad Youth Theatre Award Festival. It was held at the Muharraq Model Youth Centre and was organised by the Youth and Sports Affairs Ministry. The annual event aims to empower young Bahrainis in theatrical and youth movement. Above, a group performing at the festival last night.</p>
    Khalid bin Hamad Youth Theatre Award Festival
    05-10-2019 11:16 AM
  • <p>Another group performing at the festival last night.</p>
    Khalid bin Hamad Youth Theatre Award Festival
    05-10-2019 11:16 AM
  • <p>A section of the audience.</p>
    Khalid bin Hamad Youth Theatre Award Festival
    05-10-2019 11:16 AM
  • <p>Southern Governor Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa yesterday visited Al Manar Elderly Daycare Home as part of activities marking International Day of Older Persons. Present were Labour and Social Development Ministy officials and students from Shaikha Hessa Girls School and Hawar International School. Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali also toured an exhibition featuring handicraft products.</p>
    International Day of Older Persons marked
    05-10-2019 11:20 AM
  • <p>Supreme Council for Youth and Sport first deputy chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa extended condolences on the death of Suhail bin Mubarak Al Katabi as he met UAE Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Minister of Tolerance Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan in Al Dhofra region of the UAE. Shaikh Khalid was accompanied by Bahrain’s Ambassador to the UAE Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.</p>
    Condolences extended to UAE
    05-10-2019 11:24 AM
  • <p>Traditional dance and music were part of a special celebration held at Al Manar Elderly Day Care Society. The celebration, which also included a display of traditional Bahraini heritage and crafts, was held under the patronage of Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel Humaidan. Several Bahraini artists and Bahraini productive families took part. Above, Bahraini women in traditional attire at the event.</p>
    Special celebration at Al Manar Elderly Day Care Society
    05-10-2019 11:28 AM
  • <p>Participants and officials at the celebration.</p>
    Special celebration at Al Manar Elderly Day Care Society
    05-10-2019 11:28 AM
  • <p>Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received new French Ambassador Jerome Cauchard who handed a copy of his credentials. He also received former UK Chief of Staff Lord David Richards and Lord George Robertson and commended strong historical relations.</p>
    New French envoy presents papers to foreign minister
    04-10-2019 14:59 PM
  • <p>Hussain Alfadhul has won the grand prize of a 2019 Toyota Yaris in a raffle draw organised by Lebanon Trade Centre (LTC). It was held as part of LTC’s Shop and Win promotion. Five other winners received LTC shopping vouchers. Above, LTC general manager Hasab Hamid, left, presents Mr Alfadhul with his prize.</p>
    Lebanon Trade Centre raffle draw winner named
    04-10-2019 15:02 PM
  • <p>A delegation representing the Kuwait Cultural Office was hosted by the Royal University for Women (RUW) at its West Riffa campus. Collaboration between RUW and Kuwait in various aspects including partnership with Kuwaiti universities, cultural events and academic co-operation were discussed. The delegation included cultural office head professor Abdullah Al Kandari and fellow representatives Manal Khalil and Abd Al Hameed, while RUW acting president Dr David Stewart was present with other officials. The delegation also met Kuwaiti students at RUW. Above, Dr Stewart, centre, with the delegates and RUW officials.</p>
    Kuwait Cultural Office team at RUW campus
    04-10-2019 14:55 PM
  • <p>Indians and Bahrainis participated in a clean- up drive at Karbabad beach yesterday.</p>
<p>The event Swachhata Hi Seva, a cleanliness inititaive was organised by the Indian Embassy to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.</p>
<p>Indian Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha took part in the event and delievered the message of reducing consumption of single-use plastic bags.</p>
    Clean- up drive at Karbabad beach
    03-10-2019 09:06 AM
  • Clean- up drive at Karbabad beach
    03-10-2019 09:06 AM
  • <p>Bahrain’s ambassador to the UK Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa visited Manchester where he met the Lord Mayor, Councillor Abid Latif Chohan, at the headquarters of the Provincial Council.&nbsp;</p><div>They discussed historic relations and ways of boosting investment between Bahrain and Manchester, especially with the emergence of new construction projects.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Shaikh Fawaz also visited the British Islamic Heritage Centre.</div>
    Bahrain’s ambassador to UK visits Manchester
    03-10-2019 09:08 AM
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    Bahrain’s ambassador to UK visits Manchester
    03-10-2019 09:08 AM
  • <p>BDF Commander-in-Chief Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday received former British chief-of-staff Lord David Richard.</p>
<p>He hailed historic ties and stressed Bahrain&rsquo;s keenness to strengthen relations.</p>
<p>The commander-in-chief also received Sudanese Ambassador Ibrahim Mohammed Al Hassan Ahmed.</p>
<p>The envoy was accompanied by a delegation from Numeiri Higher Military Academy at Sudan&rsquo;s Defence Ministry, headed by assistant director for academic affairs Major General Abu Bakr Isa Al Noor.</p>
    BDF Commander-in-Chief meets British chief-of-staff and Sudanese Ambassador
    03-10-2019 09:11 AM
  • BDF Commander-in-Chief meets British chief-of-staff and Sudanese Ambassador
    03-10-2019 09:11 AM
  • <p>The Premier&rsquo;s adviser Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa last night attended a reception to mark German Unity Day at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa.&nbsp;</p>
<div>Ambassador Kai Boeckmann and his wife, Samira Rofa, welcomed diplomats, ministers, MPs and dignitaries at the event.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>It was held on the eve of the Day of German Unity, the National Day of Germany that is observed today to commemorate the anniversary of German reunification in 1990.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>Shaikh Salman and Ambassador Boeckmann cut the cake in the presence of dignitaries to mark the occasion.&nbsp;</div>
    German Unity Day celebrations
    03-10-2019 09:12 AM
  • <p><i>People enjoy the traditional feast.</i></p>
<p>More than 700 people enjoyed a traditional Onam sadhya (feast) at Delmon International Hotel.&nbsp;</p>
<div>The annual festival in Kerala, India, marks the end of monsoon and the arrival of the harvest season.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>The event was organised by the hotel.&nbsp;</div>
    Onam feast at Delmon International Hotel
    03-10-2019 09:13 AM
  • <p>Southern Governor Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa yesterday received dignitaries, senior Interior Ministry officials and officers, as well as media personnel at his weekly majlis.&nbsp;</p>
<div>He affirmed that Southern Governorate is constantly co-operating with relevant government departments to follow up on infrastructure projects in Isa Town and other regions.</div>
    Southern Governor weekly majlis
    03-10-2019 09:18 AM
  • <p>His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, yesterday met UK Defence Senior Adviser to the Middle East Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer at Gudaibiya Palace. He highlighted long-standing ties between Bahrain and the UK, noting the advanced level of co-operation in promoting regional security and stability. The meeting was attended by Finance and National Economy Minister Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and BDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Dheyab bin Saqer Al Noaimi.</p>
    Crown Prince reviews UK defence ties
    02-10-2019 01:13 AM
  • <p>Alba, one of Bahrain’s leading champions on safety, was a key participant of the 7th edition of Global HSE Conference and Exhibition 2019 being held at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain. Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa inaugurated the event, held under the theme “Efficiency, Resilience and Sustainability”. Alba’s acting chief executive Ali Al Baqali and director of safety, health and environment Mohammed Khalil Saeed welcomed the minister at the Alba stand.</p>
    Alba participates in Global HSE Conference
    02-10-2019 00:33 AM
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    Alba participates in Global HSE Conference
    02-10-2019 00:33 AM