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  • <p>Special Olympics Bahrain honoured Al Hilal Group managing director Ronnie Middleton for the continuous support extended to the Seventh Open Charity Football Penalty Shoot-out Championship held recently.</p><p>Organising committee chief Cherian Mathews presented a memento to Mr Middleton at a special ceremony held at the premises of Al Hilal Group.</p><p>“We are very happy to continuously support this event for a genuine cause, for the seventh year in a row,” said Mr Middleton.</p><p>He also congratulated Special Olympics Bahrain president Shaikh Daij bin Khalifa Al Khalifa for his dynamic leadership and vision to the welfare of the disabled and Mr Mathews for his active involvement as a volunteer of Special Olympics Bahrain for the last 28 years.</p><p>Above, Mr Middleton, right, receiving the memento from Mr Mathews.</p>
    Al Hilal Group chief honoured
    31-05-2018 01:05 AM
  • <p>People from various communities, ethnic groups, faiths and nationalities gathered in a joint appeal for peace. The ‘Iftar for Peace’ hosted by the International Peace Institute Middle East and North Africa (IPI Mena), Al Bayareq Al Baydhaa Society Bahrain and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) was held at the National Evangelical Church (NEC), Manama. NEC pastor and Bahrain Society for Tolerance and Interfaith Co-existence head Reverend Hani Azziz and IPI Mena director Nejib Friji served Iftar to guests, who included ambassadors, government officials, dignitaries and religious leaders. Above, diplomats, government officials and guests at the event.&nbsp;</p>
    Iftar for Peace
    31-05-2018 01:22 AM
  • <p>Guests enjoying Iftar.</p>
    Iftar for Peace
    31-05-2018 01:22 AM
  • <p>Four children who survived cancer were honoured with bravery certificates at a ceremony organised by the Smile Initiative under the patronage of Health Minister Dr Faeqa Al Saleh. The children received ‘Smile Heroes’ certificates while their parents were also honoured for being patient and supporting their children through the difficult treatment. The ceremony was held at Salmaniya Medical Complex’s Abdulla Kanoo Unit for Paediatric Oncology. The initiative was established in 2010 as part of The Future Society for Youth and runs various programmes for children suffering from cancer, and their families. Attending the event were Health Ministry hospital affairs assistant under-secretary Dr Mohammed Amin Al Awadhi, oncology unit founder Safiya Kanoo and co-ordinator and paediatric consultant Dr Khulood Al Saad, Future Youth Society chairman Subah Al Zayani as well as the children’s parents. Above, the cancer survivors with their families and officials.</p>
    Cancer survivors honoured with bravery certificates
    31-05-2018 01:08 AM
  • <p>The four ‘Smile Heroes’ who beat cancer.</p>
    Cancer survivors honoured with bravery certificates
    31-05-2018 01:08 AM
  • <p>Government entities and media figures from Bahrain and the region took part in two workshops on sustainable development, that concluded yesterday. The National Communication Centre, in co-operation with Thomson Reuters, held the event under the themes ‘Forming government speakers on sustainable development’ and ‘Training media personnel on sustainable development goals.’ The workshops aimed to empower the participants and enable them to use objective tools to reflect Bahrain’s sustainable development goals. UN Resident Co-ordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bahrain Amin El Sharkawi highlighted the UN drive to provide technical expertise to all government and non-government entities and inform them about the integration of sustainable development goals in growth strategies.</p>
    Workshops on sustainable development
    31-05-2018 00:47 AM
  • <p>Malabar Gold and Diamonds distributed 1,400 Iftar kits at labour camps around Bahrain. The prominent jewellery retailer is planning to provide a total of 5,250 Iftar meals to workers at labour camps in Askar, Eker, Jaw, Arad and Hidd, among others. The initiative will be carried out as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, in association with Discover Islam, Al Hedaya Centre, Friendship Society for the Blind and UCO Parents Care. The firm is distributing more than 70,000 special Iftar meals/kits across the GCC and Far East during Ramadan this year. Workers at a labour camp having Iftar</p>
    Iftar meals for labour camps
    31-05-2018 00:02 AM
  • <p>THOUSANDS of Iftar meals will be provided to Muslims across Bahrain under a project launched by the Capital Governorate.</p><p>The programme, Mohammed’s Nation, is in its seventh year and is supported by the Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB).</p><p>The project aims to provide 700 iftar meals daily which amounts to a total of 21,000 meals during the entire Holy Month of Ramadan.</p><p>Capital Governor Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa stressed the importance of such initiatives in spreading a culture of philanthropy and providing assistance to those less fortunate.</p><p>&nbsp;Above, Shaikh Hisham distributing Iftar meal boxes.</p>
    Iftar meals project launched by Capital Governorate
    31-05-2018 00:15 AM
  • <p>An Iftar gathering.</p>
    Iftar meals project launched by Capital Governorate
    31-05-2018 00:15 AM
  • <p>A Ramadan ghabga was hosted by Seef Properties at Naseef Restaurant in Seef Mall. The event, called Seef Al Khair, provided guests with an opportunity to enjoy a casual social gathering and was attended by officials, including Seef Properties vice-chairman and corporate social responsibility committee head Dr Mustafa Al Sayed, and media representatives. Above, officials and guests at the event.</p>
    Seef Properties Ramadan ghabga
    31-05-2018 00:01 AM
  • <p>Fifteen winners of the National Bank of Bahrain’s (NBB) Alwatani savings scheme prize draw for April collectively received a total of $100,000. Five winners won $10,000 each while 10 winners took home $5,000 each. Customers now have the opportunity to win bigger prizes such as monthly cash in addition to the Dream Prize comprising $1 million cash, a luxury villa and a Porsche SUV. To qualify, customers must maintain a minimum balance of BD50 in their Alwatani savings account. At the presentation are, some of the winners with NBB retail banking sales manager Fouad Al Alawi, right, and acting sales manager Yousif Ebrahim, left.</p>
    Winners of savings scheme prize draw named
    31-05-2018 00:01 AM
  • <p>A BD21,700 donation was made by Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo (EKK) to the Health Ministry as part of the company’s humanitarian efforts to support and develop the health sector in Bahrain. The money will be used to expand the training hall in ward 23 of Salmaniya Medical Complex. Above, EKK corporate relations and standards director Ammar Bubshait, second from left, hands over the donation to ministry resources and services assistant under-secretary Fatima Al Ahmed in the presence of other ministry officials.</p>
    BD21,700 donation to develop health sector
    31-05-2018 00:01 AM
  • <p>The photos of these beautiful flowers were clicked in the Salmaniya area and sent to us by a reader.&nbsp;<br> <br>&nbsp;<br><br></p>
    Beautiful Cassi Fistula flowers in full bloom in Bahrain
    30-05-2018 10:27 AM
  • <p>Cassia fistula, known as the golden rain tree, canafistula and by other names, is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae.</p>
    Beautiful Cassi Fistula flowers in full bloom in Bahrain
    30-05-2018 10:27 AM
  • <p>The species is native to the Indian subcontinent and adjacent regions of Southeast Asia, it ranges from eastward throughout India to Myanmar and Thailand and south to Sri Lanka and southern Pakistan.&nbsp;</p>
    Beautiful Cassi Fistula flowers in full bloom in Bahrain
    30-05-2018 10:27 AM
  • <p><br>It is the state flower of Kerala in India and of immense importance amongst the Malayali population.</p>
    Beautiful Cassi Fistula flowers in full bloom in Bahrain
    30-05-2018 10:27 AM