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  • The Teddy Bear Hospital at The Avenues mall
    Second Teddy Bear Hospital awareness campaign
    03-02-2019 01:02 AM
  • <p><i>At the event are, from left, BIHR trainer chef Sadanand Gowda, executive director Nigel Viegas, Mr Al Awadhi and trainer chef Mohamed Becherreguen.</i></p>
<p>Ahmed Mustafa Al Awadhi, a 19-year-old Bahraini and student of Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail&rsquo;s (BIHR) Swiss Diploma in International and Tourism Management Programme, represented the country at the fifth edition of International Young Chef Olympiad.&nbsp;</p>
<div>At the event held in India, Mr Al Awadhi competed with young chefs from 55 countries representing the world&rsquo;s best culinary and hospitality institutions.&nbsp;</div>
<div>His participation was fully sponsored by Dadabai Holding.&nbsp;</div>
    International Young Chef Olympiad
    03-02-2019 00:02 AM
  • <p>The teams take part in the TradeQuest programme presented their performances during the first trading period at Bahrain Bourse&rsquo;s Business Centre.&nbsp;</p>
<div>They also outlined main challenges facing them, risk management techniques, and the performance of the companies in their portfolio.&nbsp;</div>
<div>The 2018-2019 TradeQuest programme includes 18 school teams and six universities.</div>
    2018-2019 TradeQuest programme
    03-02-2019 00:02 AM
  • <p>Parliament speaker Fouzia Zainal received Bahraini management researcher and author Dr Jassim Haji, who presented his latest book on organisations&rsquo; culture and lessons to Western corporates operating in the Arabian Gulf with cultural differences.</p>
    Parliament speaker receives Bahraini management researcher and author Dr Jassim Haji
    03-02-2019 00:02 AM
  • <p>Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza and Bahrain Society of Engineers president Dr Dheya A Aziz Tawfiqi signed an agreement to hold the &lsquo;International Sustainable Energy Event 2019 (iSEE 2019): Fostering Bahrain&rsquo;s Sustainable Future&rsquo;.</p>
<p>iSEE 2019 will be the first annual event in a new series organised by the Sustainable Energy Unit in partnership with the society.&nbsp;</p>
<div>It will be held under the patronage of Dr Mirza on April 17 and 18 at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa.</div>
    Sustainable Energy Unit to host first iSee 2019
    02-02-2019 00:38 AM
  • <p>Disney magic filled the air at a show yesterday at the &lsquo;When You Wish Upon A Star&rsquo; event.&nbsp;</p>
<div>Organised by Bahrain Ballet Centre in association with Royal Bahrain Hospital, the annual dance show saw the Cultural Hall transformed into a magical venue, inspired by Disney through the ages.&nbsp;</div>
<div>The evening featured around 100 talented children and adults aged three to 50.</div>
<div>Audiences were treated to beautifully choreographed dances inspired by Disney favourites, including Cinderella, Pinocchio, Aladdin and Peter Pan.</div>
    Disney magic!
    02-02-2019 00:02 AM
  • Disney magic!
    02-02-2019 00:02 AM
  • <p>Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza met parliament&rsquo;s financial and economic affairs committee chairman Ahmed Al Amer and members.</p>
<p>He gave a presentation on Bahrain&rsquo;s achievements in renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as projects implemented in this area.</p>
<p>He also spoke of the progress made in encouraging utilisation of clean energy and activating its use for sustainable energy and green environment.</p>
    Electricity and Water Affairs Minister meets MPs
    01-02-2019 18:48 PM
  • <p><em>Shaikh Khalifa is welcomed in traditional Kerala style with a memento.</em></p>
<p>The Crown Prince&rsquo;s Court president Shaikh Khalifa bin Daij Al Khalifa visited Iringal Ayyappa Temple, Salmaniya with Al Namal and VKL Group chairman Dr Varghese Kurain.</p>
    Shaikh Khalifa visits Iringal Ayyappa Temple
    01-02-2019 18:50 PM
  • <p><em>The student council with staff and management members</em></p>
<p>Newly-elected members of the students council of Al Noor International School for 2018-2019 were sworn in at a ceremony at the school&rsquo;s campus in Sitra. Attending were school director Dr Muhammad Mashood, principal Amin Hulaiwah, head teachers and students of selected classes.</p>
<p>The 63-member council was led on stage by head boy Fahad Abdullatif and head girl Yusra Zahar who pledged to work in line with the school&rsquo;s vision and mission. Right, the student council with staff and management members.</p>
    Student council sworn in al noor
    01-02-2019 18:52 PM
  • <p><em>Dr Hamza, third from left, speaking to one of the students about his project</em></p>
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<p>Sixty-two outstanding engineering projects were showcased at the Graduation Projects Exhibition of the College of Engineering at Bahrain University.</p>
<p>President Dr Riyadh Hamza said the university continued to keep up with the market demands by launching academic programmes that served different sectors and stimulates sustainable development. He also handed out trophies and certificates of appreciation to the participating students.</p>
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    Engineering projects showcased at Graduation Projects Exhibition
    01-02-2019 18:53 PM
  • The students and officials during the ceremony
    Engineering projects showcased at Graduation Projects Exhibition
    01-02-2019 18:53 PM
  • <p><em>The children in one of the carpet shops during their visit</em></p>
<p>Thirty-three students from Lamara Preschool went on a field trip to Bab Al Bahrain to explore the suq and its culture.</p>
<p>They also had a traditional breakfast at Haji Caf&eacute; and took part in handicrafts as part of the pre-school&rsquo;s theme of the month, &lsquo;Bahraini Traditions and Handicrafts&rsquo;.</p>
    Field trip to Bab Al Bahrain for 33 students from Lamara Preschool
    01-02-2019 18:55 PM
  • <p><em>Mr Ali, third from left, and Ms Lekshmi, second from right, with the team</em></p>
<p>A large crowd gathered at Dana Mall for a meet-and-greet which hosted Malayalam film stars Asif Ali, Jis Joy, Aishwarya&nbsp;Lekshmi, Balu Varghese and Seby George.</p>
<p>The event, at the LuLu Hypermarket, was to celebrate the success of the south Indian movie Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, screened at Mukta Cinemas, Juffair Mall.</p>
    'Meet-and-greet' at Dana Mall with Malayalam film stars
    01-02-2019 18:57 PM
  • <p><em>Mr Martin, eighth from left, and his wife with officials and charity representatives</em></p>
<p>A total of BD1,034 has been donated to two local organisations that focus on helping labourers in Bahrain.</p>
<p>The money was raised by the British Embassy during a charity carol concert in December.</p>
<p>Cheques were presented to the Migrant Workers Protection Society and Conserving Bounties by UK Ambassador Simon Martin and his wife Sophie at the embassy in Manama.</p>
<p>Conserving Bounties specialises in collecting and packing surplus food from hotels, restaurants and private occasions for distribution to the needy, while the MWPS campaigns on behalf of expatriate workers.</p>
<p>Each organisation received BD517.&nbsp;</p>
    British Embassy donates to local organisations focusing on helping labourers
    01-02-2019 19:10 PM
  • <p><em>Employees at the camp</em></p>
<p>Al Salam Bank Bahrain held its annual Winter Camp for employees at Sakhir. The event featured activities for children and adults, a raffle draw with prizes, horse-riding, face-painting, along with games and rides for children. Above, employees at the camp and right, some of the children who took part in a competition.</p>
    Al Salam Bank Bahrain's annual Winter Camp
    01-02-2019 19:11 PM
  • Some of the children who took part in a competition
    Al Salam Bank Bahrain's annual Winter Camp
    01-02-2019 19:11 PM
  • <p><em>At the event are Ms Ahmed, seated centre, along with, standing, from left, Mr Na Songkhla, Dr Al Umran, Mr Anwaer, Mr Ver and their wives</em></p>
<p>A farewell dinner was held for outgoing Brunei Darussalam Embassy charge d&rsquo;affaires Nor Huda Ahmed by Ambassador Dr Dhafer Al Umran.&nbsp;</p>
<div>The dinner, at the embassy, was attended by Chinese Ambassador Anwaer, Thai Ambassador Thanis Na Songkhla, Philippines Ambassador Alfonso Ver and their wives.&nbsp;</div>
    Farewell dinner for outgoing Brunei Darussalam Embassy charge d’affaires
    29-01-2019 08:40 AM
  • <p><em>Mr Nass cuts the ribbon at the opening of the showroom</em></p><p>Moiz Trading Company, a pioneer in the plumbing and sanitary-ware industry for more than 45 years in Bahrain, has opened its second showroom in Sitra.&nbsp;</p><div>The new 55,000 square foot showroom was inaugurated by Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman Sameer Nass and other BCCI officials.</div><p><em><br></em></p>
    MOIZ trading company opens second showroom
    29-01-2019 08:42 AM
  • <p><em>Mr Nass tours the showroom</em></p>
    MOIZ trading company opens second showroom
    29-01-2019 08:42 AM
  • <p>A leading Bahrain-based businessman has won one of highest awards granted annually to non-resident persons of Indian origin (NRIs) by the NRI Welfare Society of India.</p>
<p>Exelon and Sara Group managing director Mohammad Mansoor received the Hind Rattan Award at the 38th International Congress of NRIs last Friday on the eve of India&rsquo;s 70th Republic Day in New Delhi.</p>
<p>Mr Mansoor was honoured for community service and raising the profile of NRIs. The congress is held annually in conjunction with the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations.</p>
    Hind Rattan Award to Bahrain-based businessman
    29-01-2019 08:44 AM
  • <p><em>Officials and Bangladeshi community members during the unveiling of the card</em></p>
<p>Special health cards were issued to members of the Bangladeshi community by Al Hilal Multi-Speciality Medical Centre, Manama.</p>
<p>The Special Privilege Card was launched in collaboration with the Bangladesh Embassy and UAE Exchange during a ceremony attended by Bangladeshi Ambassador Major General (retired) K M Mominur Rahman, labour counsellor S M Tauhidul Islam and counsellor M D Robiul Islam.</p>
<p>The event also featured a free medical check-up.&nbsp;</p>
    Health cards issued to Bangladesh community
    29-01-2019 08:47 AM
  • <p><em>At the meeting are, from left, Dr Abraham, Mr Kovind and Mr Kulathakal</em></p>
<p>Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (Gopio) organised a convention in conjunction with Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh state, India.</p>
<p>Gopio chairman Dr Thomas Abraham and president Sunny Kulathakal met Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and briefed him on issues faced by non-resident Indians, and presented him with a book, &lsquo;Global Indian Diaspora &ndash; Gopio Making an Impact&rsquo;.</p>
    Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin convention
    29-01-2019 08:49 AM
  • <p>Parents Welfare Association (PWA) organised a seminar on career planning titled "Hum Honge Kamiyab" on Friday (January 25) at Al Islah Society Hall, Muharraq. Chief guest Mohammad Tarique – deputy director, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi - delivered a speech on power plan for career success &amp; how to prepare for competitive exams. More than 250 students from different schools&nbsp;turned up for the event along with their parents. Alongside the event, the PWA enrolled members for the “Youth Leaders Club” and the executive committee for 2019 took charge of their offices. At the event are, PWA members and Youth Leaders Club members.</p>
    Seminar on career planning for students
    28-01-2019 15:02 PM
  • <p>Schools across Bahrain have started replacing homework with classroom activities to ease the burden on students.&nbsp;</p><div>The procedure, announced by the Education Ministry, took effect yesterday as thousands of students returned to schools after spring holidays for the beginning of the second term.</div><div><br></div><div>Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi toured several schools and inspected the implementation of the new measure.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Under the new system, a daily period would be allocated for reading books and publications related to Arabic and English curricula.</div>
    Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi tours schools
    28-01-2019 08:37 AM
  • <p><em>Children with their breakfast parcels</em></p><p>Hundreds of students from&nbsp;Janussan&nbsp;were treated to a healthy breakfast as well as red flowers.</p><p>Janussan&nbsp;Charity Society distributed meals to more than 500 students, who returned to school at the start of the second term.</p><p>Society chairman Hussein Al Sabbagh said they started distributing parcels at 5.30am as the students boarded school buses.&nbsp;</p>
    Healthy breakfast for hundreds of students in Janusaan
    28-01-2019 09:00 AM
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    Healthy breakfast for hundreds of students in Janusaan
    28-01-2019 09:00 AM
  • <p><em><em>Volunteers prepare the packets.</em></em></p>
    Healthy breakfast for hundreds of students in Janusaan
    28-01-2019 09:00 AM
  • <p>KPMG Bahrain awarded certificates of completion to 20 selected professionals from Bahrain&rsquo;s banking industry on completion of the Waqf Fund CFO Grooming Programme Technical Module delivered by KPMG in November 2018.</p>
<div>This comes as part of the Waqf Fund&rsquo;s CFO Grooming Programme, which aims to groom the next generation of C-suite executives in the Islamic banking industry.&nbsp;</div>
<div>The 10-day intensive training programme covered a range of technical topics relevant to the chief financial officers of today, including: How to transition to the role of a CFO?, Digital Finance and Fintech, Basel and the CFO. CFOs from multi-national and regional banks shared their valuable experience.</div>
    KPMG Bahrain awards certificates to professionals
    28-01-2019 09:02 AM
  • <p><em>The training session in progress</em></p>
<p>A total of 259 staff members of St Christopher&rsquo;s School attended a 90-minute workshop organised by the Royal Life Saving Bahrain (RLSB).&nbsp;</p>
<div>Topics included&nbsp;chain&nbsp;of survival, primary assessment (checking for breathing), cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillation, management of choking and recovery position.&nbsp;</div>
<div>The school has partnered with the RLSB to provide specialised first-aid courses to equip staff with the skills and knowledge to be able to take control of potentially life-threatening emergencies until professional aid arrives.&nbsp;</div>
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    St Christopher’s School staff members attend worksop
    28-01-2019 09:07 AM