Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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  • <p>Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza yesterday received VIVA Bahrain&rsquo;s new chief executive Nizar Banbela, who was accompanied by company commercial services head Karim Tabboush.</p>
<p>He congratulated Mr Banbela on his appointment and wished him success.</p>
<p>He praised the role of VIVA in the development of the telecommunications sector in Bahrain.</p>
    EWA Minister receives VIVA Bahrain’s new chief executive
    24-09-2019 00:48 AM
  • 70th Anniversary of the founding of China
    24-09-2019 00:37 AM
  • <p>His Royal Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa deputised his adviser Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa to attend, in the presence of Bahrain Basketball Association chairman Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, a ceremony hosted by Chinese Ambassador Anwaer, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of China. The event at the Diplomat Hotel was attended by senior officials and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Bahrain. Shaikh Salman conveyed the Premier&rsquo;s greetings to the leadership and people of China and hailed growing relations binding Bahrain and China in all fields.</p>
    70th Anniversary of the founding of China
    24-09-2019 00:37 AM
  • <p>Saudi Arabia&rsquo;s National Day was celebrated at MODA Mall with traditional sweets, special treats and beverages at its Jewellery and Fashion Court.</p>
<p>Restaurants and caf&eacute;s at the mall also joined in the celebrations where they marked a special theme of Arabic hospitality, serving visitors the traditional Arabic coffee.</p>
<p>Bahrain World Trade Centre is also lit up in green for a week as part of the festivities.</p>
    Moda Mall celebrates Saudi National Day
    24-09-2019 00:35 AM
  • <p>Al Sayed Mahfoodh Kadhem has been named Eskan Bank&rsquo;s employee of the month. <br />Mr Kadhem, from the information technology department, was awarded for his outstanding performance and efficiency in accomplishing tasks. He was also recognised for his outstanding contribution to the implementation of the new banking system as well as the Value Added Tax system. Above, Eskan Bank general manager Dr Khalid Abdulla, second from left, presenting Mr Kadhem the certificate, in the presence of human resources, administration and corporate communications head Adnan Janahi, left.</p>
    Eskan Bank employee of the month
    24-09-2019 00:33 AM
  • <p>Undergraduate students from various local and international universities have joined an internship programme at SNIC Insurance Company. The internship presents students with an opportunity to expand their knowledge base of the insurance industry by participating in on-the-job training and hands-on projects and assignments which opens future possibilities. The young leaders were assigned to various departments in the company based on their specialisations and interests. &ldquo;The internship is part of our corporate social responsibility commitment and long-term vision towards empowering different segments of the Bahraini society, by providing the future generations with opportunities to attain extensive on-job training that complements their education,&rdquo; said SNIC Insurance assistant general manager Ahmed Radhi. Above, Mr Radhi, centre, with two of the interns.</p>
    SNIC Insurance Company internship programme
    24-09-2019 00:32 AM
  • <p>AMA International University Bahrain hosted a faculty training workshop. It was led by Kathy Wright and Patrick Baughan, two senior fellows from AdvanceHE UK, prior to the start of the new academic year to develop knowledge of new approaches to teaching. It also recognised the newest senior fellows of the Higher Education Academy from AMAIUB College of Computer Studies dean Dr Safeeullah Soomro and College of Engineering dean Dr Ahmed Husham. During the event, university chairman Ambassador Amable R Aguiluz V and president Dr Buena Gracia Canzana extended their appreciation and congratulations to all individuals who contributed to the success of the training. Above, faculty members with university officials at the event.</p>
    AMA Faculty training workshop
    24-09-2019 00:31 AM
  • <p>A Gulf-wide online quiz for pupils studying in the Indian curriculum was hosted by the Bahrain Indian School (BIS) at its campus in Abu Saiba. Students from The Asian School Bahrain, Indian School Bahrain, New Indian School, New Millennium School-DPS, Ibn Al Hytham Islamic School and the BIS took part in the Bhavan&rsquo;s Inter-School Online Quiz-BISQ, competing with students of other Indian schools in the UAE and Kuwait. A total of 45 teams of three students each from grades six to eight took part in the hour-long quiz, which included 50 questions from various fields. The two best teams selected from Bahrain &ndash; the New Indian School and the Indian School &ndash; will compete in the grand finale on November 16. Above, BIS principal Saji Jacob, fourth from left, with BIS directors, student winners and faculty officials.</p>
    BIS online quiz
    24-09-2019 00:30 AM
  • <p>Students from the Indian School Bahrain celebrated commerce day at the school grounds in Isa Town. The event, called Nishka 2019, involved students from grades 11 and 12 in the commerce and humanities fields, who took part in a number of activities and competitions. The event opened with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by principal V R Palaniswamy and the inaugural address was delivered by senior section vice-principal Anand Nair. A prize distribution ceremony was also held and attended by chief guest YBA Kanoo business development manager Sarath Menon. Above, Mr Palaniswamy lights the lamp along with students and teachers.</p>
    Indian School Bahrain celebrates commerce day
    24-09-2019 00:28 AM
  • <p>Bahrain finished third in the Albanian International Taekwondo Championship (G1 Class) in Tirana. Moadh<br />Ibrahim and team-mate Farah Ibrahim clinched two bronze medals for Bahrain after finishing third in the 53<br />and 55-kg weight classes respectively.</p>
    Bahrain third in Albanian Taekwondo Championship
    24-09-2019 00:24 AM
  • <p>The Interior Ministry team excelled in the second USIP World Police Games Milan 2019, clinching two gold medals, one silver and one bronze on the first day of competitions.&nbsp;The championship, which opened last Wednesday, is scheduled to conclude on Thursday. The delegation from Bahrain includes 32 members competing in shooting, judo, athletics and jiu-jitsu.</p>
    Interior Ministry excels in USIP World Police Games Milan 2019
    24-09-2019 00:21 AM
  • <p>Budaiya defeated Galali 2-0 in a Second Division League match played at Al Najma Club Stadium last night. They led 1-0 at half-time. In another match, Sitra held Al Ittifaq to a goalless draw at Riffa Club Stadium. Above, action from the match between Budaiya and Galali. Picture by ROY MATHEWS</p>
    Budaiya defeats Galali
    24-09-2019 00:17 AM
  • <p>National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has offered a grant to the AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation (MKF), renewing its support to the foundation&rsquo;s activities. NBB chief human resources officer Dana Abdulla Buheji met MKF board of trustees member Shaikha Lulwa bint Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Khalifa along with chief executive Saba Yousef Seyadi at the bank&rsquo;s headquarters in Manama, where the cheque was presented. Also present were NBB&rsquo;s compensation and benefits head Shafi Ahmed Al Mannai. Right, Ms Buheji, second from right, presenting the cheque to Shaikha Lulwa, second from left.</p>
    NBB grant for foundation...
    24-09-2019 00:00 AM
  • <p><em>Bahrain World Trade Center lit up with the KSA flag colours to celebrate the national day.&nbsp;</em></p><p>In celebration of the Saudi National Day, MODA Mall is welcoming its visitors and shoppers with delectable traditional sweets, confectionary, special treats and beverages in the Jewellery and Fashion Court of the mall. Restaurants and cafes at the mall will also be joining in the celebrations on 23rd September 2019.</p><p>Stay updated with the event highlights of the festivities on Instagram and Twitter at moda_mall<br>and Facebook at @modamall.</p><p><em><br></em></p>
    MODA Mall invites you to join in the festivities of the Saudi National Day
    23-09-2019 11:13 AM
  • <p>Qadooa sweets welcoming MODA mall visitors with Arabic hospitality</p>
    MODA Mall invites you to join in the festivities of the Saudi National Day
    23-09-2019 11:13 AM
  • <p>Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed Alzayani yesterday received Egyptian Ambassador Soha Ibrahim Rifaat and reviewed ties and means of boosting co-operation especially in the economic, investment and tourism fields.</p>
    Egypt ties in the spotlight
    23-09-2019 10:57 AM
  • <p>Bahrain Basketball Association (BBA) yesterday signed an agreement with Al Hilal Hospital to promote health. BBA vice-chairman Nasser Al Qaseer and Fatima Ghuloom Awadh, who represented the hospital, singed the contract. As per the deal, Al Hilal Hospital will provide free medical check ups to all BBA players. The players will also enjoy a 50pc discount on other specified treatments. The hospital will also provide an ambulance and paramedic teams during the semi-finals and finals of all tournaments conducted by BBA.</p>
    Bahrain Basketball Association signs health deal with Al Hilal hospital
    23-09-2019 00:47 AM
  • <p>Queen Dinaris, a filly owned by His Majesty’s Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs and chairman of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, won the 1600m Health Court Race (class-4 for two years) at Newmart race course in Britain. The mare is the daughter of the now-retired British legendary thourough bred Frankel, “The Wonder Horse”, which was unbeaten in his 14-race career and was the highest rated race horse in the world. Trained by Roger Frazer and ridden by William Buke, Queen Dinaris, crossed the finishing line outclassing all other horses. Shaikh Nasser commended the efforts of the coach and jockey.</p>
    Queen Dinaris wins Newmart race
    23-09-2019 00:46 AM