Saturday, March 23, 2019

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  • <p><em>Ms Young, third from left, and Mr Al Sharaf, right, with club members at the event</em></p>
<p>The rehabilitation of birds of prey was the focus of a talk at the Rotary Club of Salmaniya&rsquo;s regular lunch meeting at the Golden Tulip.&nbsp;</p>
<div>Ahmed Al Sharaf and Natalie Young from Raptor Rehab Bahrain were guest speakers.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>They brought with them Pipa, an ambassador owl, to shed light on plight of the bird in Bahrain.</div>
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    Talk on rehabilitation of birds of prey at Rotary Club of Salmaniya
    22-03-2019 12:40 PM
  • <p><em>Ms Alshaiba, seventh from left, with club members at the event</em></p>
<p>Bahraini para-triathlete Shaikha Alshaiba was the guest speaker at a regular lunch hosted by the Rotary Club of Salmaniya at The Westin City Centre Bahrain.&nbsp;</p>
<div>She spoke of the difficulties she had to overcome as an amputee athlete and her inspirational experience as an athlete.&nbsp;</div>
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    Bahraini para-triathlete Shaikha Alshaiba speaks about overcoming difficulties...
    22-03-2019 12:43 PM
  • <p><em>Rev Butt and his wife cut the cake in the presence of Ambassador Martin and other guests.</em></p><p>A farewell reception was held for St Christopher’s Cathedral dean, The Very Reverend Chris Butt, and his wife Tricia at the British Ambassador’s residence in Manama yesterday.</p><p>Ambassador Simon Martin and his wife, Sophie, hosted the event in honour of their contribution to the community.</p><p>Reverend Butt is leaving his post as St Christopher’s Cathedral Dean next month after spending 10 years in Bahrain.</p><p>He is relocating with his wife to Birmingham, UK.</p>
    Farewell reception for St Christopher’s Cathedral dean
    21-03-2019 08:49 AM
  • <p><em>Rev Butt addressing the audience</em></p>
    Farewell reception for St Christopher’s Cathedral dean
    21-03-2019 08:49 AM
  • <p>His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, received Italian Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Guglielmo Picchi.</p>
<p>They discussed strategic issues and areas of shared interests.</p>
    Crown Prince receives Italian Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
    21-03-2019 08:53 AM
  • Crown Prince receives Italian Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
    21-03-2019 08:53 AM
  • <p>Shaikh Mohammed bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday patronised a ceremony organised by the Bayan School&rsquo;s board of trustees to celebrate the accomplishments of Bahraini women.</p>
<p>Shaikh Mohammed noted that women&rsquo;s advancement is a vital component of Bahrain&rsquo;s ongoing development efforts, led by His Majesty King Hamad.</p>
<p>Shaikh Mohammed presented awards to parliament speaker Fouzia Zainal, Shaikha Nayla bint Hamad bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Shaikha Hessa bint Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Shaikha Aisha bint Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Dr Fatima Al Balooshi, Amna Ahmed Rashid Al Rumaihi, Ahdeya Ahmed, Dr Suad Al Amer, Raeda Mohammed Sabt, Abeer Salloum and Asmaa Jaffar.</p>
    Accomplishments of Bahraini women celebrated
    21-03-2019 09:00 AM
  • Accomplishments of Bahraini women celebrated
    21-03-2019 09:00 AM
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad and Supreme Council for Women president, yesterday met Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities president Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa. She praised the authority’s key role in preserving the kingdom’s cultural heritage. Princess Sabeeka also underlined the need to boost cultural and artistic infrastructure to maintain the kingdom’s status as an intellectual hub.
    BACA role in preserving cultural heritage hailed
    20-03-2019 09:21 AM
  • <p>Folia, an outlet serving plant-based menu, has been launched at the Bay View Lounge in Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. It offers clean, green and delicious vegan starters, entrees and desserts from the kitchen of the American celebrity chef Matthew Kenney. Attending the launch were guests and VIPs along with Folia general manager Richard Raab, marketing director Eslam Fouad, public relations assistant manager Ameera Al Felaij and executive chef Hyung Gyu Kim. Above, plant-based menu at the restaurant.</p>
    Plant-based menu launched at hotel outlet
    20-03-2019 09:26 AM
  • <p>Ms Al Felaij, Mr Fouad and Mr Raab at the event.</p>
    Plant-based menu launched at hotel outlet
    20-03-2019 09:26 AM
  • <p>Restaurant executive chef Hyung Gyu Kim.</p>
    Plant-based menu launched at hotel outlet
    20-03-2019 09:26 AM
  • <p>Folia Restaurant</p>
    Plant-based menu launched at hotel outlet
    20-03-2019 09:26 AM
  • Deputy King His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa met His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday. They reviewed regional and international developments. The Deputy King  stressed that terrorism does not carry an identity but carries an ideology based on extremism and fanaticism.
    Deputy King and Premier review regional developments
    20-03-2019 09:40 AM
  • <p>His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday met Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS) chairman Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and his delegation at Gudaibiya Palace. The Premier underlined Bahrain’s record in charitable and humanitarian work and expressed appreciation of the BRCS chairman and members for their efforts to achieve its goals.</p>
    Premier meets BRCS delegation
    20-03-2019 09:37 AM
  • <p>More than 2,200 staff members and their families attended a family day organised by the Arab Ship Repairing Yard (Asry) at Adhari Park. It featured free theme park rides, snacks, beverages, games with prizes and entertainment for children. Present was chief executive Andy Shaw. Above, children take part in a game.</p>
    Fun day out for families
    20-03-2019 09:10 AM
  • <p><em>Dr Kamal inaugurates the camp</em></p><p>More than 300 people attended a medical camp, ‘Hridaya Sparsam’, held at the Tower and Marketing Contracting labour camp in Sanad as part of Cardiac Care Group’s (CCG) first anniversary.&nbsp;</p><div>The event, which featured a cardiac seminar and CPR practice, was organised in association with Thumpamon Pravasi Association, ‘Thumbakudam’, Bahrain and Saudi Chapter and Alia Flowers.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>The camp was inaugurated by parliament member Dr Sawsan Kamal in the presence of guest of honour Indian Embassy second secretary P K Chaudary.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Bahrain Specialist Hospital conducted a medical camp for more than 250 workers. Present were CCG advisory board member Dr Babu Ramachandran, Thumbakudam president Joji George Mathew and other officials and guests.&nbsp;</div><p><em><br></em></p>
    More than 300 people attend medical camp
    22-03-2019 12:53 PM
  • <p><em>Participants are honoured at the event</em></p>
    More than 300 people attend medical camp
    22-03-2019 12:53 PM
  • <p><em>Board members at the meetings.</em></p>
<p>Al Salam Bank Bahrain shareholders have approved distribution of seven per cent dividends of the paid-up share capital, equating to BD14.987 million for 2018 to be equally distributed in cash and bonus shares.</p>
<p>The approval came about during annual and extraordinary general meetings yesterday at the Jumeirah Royal Saray.</p>
<p>The 3.5pc cash dividend distribution equates to BD7.493m excluding treasury shares and the 3.5pc bonus shares equate to 74.932m shares or one share for each 28.6 shares held.</p>
<p>Following the distribution of bonus shares, the bank&rsquo;s share capital will increase from BD214,093,075.200 to BD221,586,332 and issued shares from 2,140,930,752 to 2,215,863,320.</p>
<p>Shares will trade ex-dividend and ex-bonus starting today, and the adjusted price after the distribution of bonus shares will be BD0.093.&nbsp;</p>
    Al Salam Bank Bahrain Bahrain approve distribution of dividends
    21-03-2019 14:49 PM
  • <p>Bahrain’s embassy in the United Kingdom held a workshop to coincide with the Community Partnership Day under the patronage of Ambassador Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa. It highlighted the experience of the community police in Bahrain, which is the result of the vision of His Majesty King Hamad, who believes that the citizen is the first security man and is the active partner of public security forces in carrying out their duties to society. It was attended by Durham Police Chief, Mike Barton, a number of officials from the British Home Office, a group of British police officers and a number of police liaison officers from friendly countries. Muharraq police director general Brigadier Fawaz Hassan Al Hassan reviewed the experience of the Muharraq Police Directorate in the field of community service.</p>
    Community Partnership Day marked during workshop
    20-03-2019 09:34 AM
  • <p>The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) in Busaiteen paid homage to its origins, as it celebrated Irish heritage and culture on the occasion of St Patrick’s Day. Students and staff showed up at the university’s atrium in green and white to enjoy a variety of games through which golden coins were collected to win different prizes, including ice-cream from Marble Slab Creamery. Above, students take part in an activity.</p>
    Irish heritage and culture marked on St Patrick’s Day
    20-03-2019 10:20 AM
  • <p>The event featured various games.</p>
    Irish heritage and culture marked on St Patrick’s Day
    20-03-2019 10:20 AM
  • <p>Bahrain Customs president Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa was guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Manama’s regular lunch meeting at the Gulf Hotel. He spoke about the development of the transport and logistics sector in the kingdom. Above, Shaikh Ahmed is presented with a memento by club incoming president Khalid Mukhtar.</p>
    Rotary Club of Manama lunch meeting
    20-03-2019 10:24 AM
  • <p>Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi joined a group of intermediate students for a reading session. The Reading is Fun programme is being implemented at Al Khaleej Al Arabi Intermediate School for Girls. Students borrow books from the school library and discuss the main idea, interact and hone their listening, reading and speaking skills.</p>
    Education Minister joins students for reading session
    20-03-2019 10:28 AM
  • <p>Royal Guard Commander Major General Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday patronised a ceremony in honour of the BDF task force taking part in the Operation Restore Hope in Yemen, as part of the Saudi-led Arab Alliance. Royal Guard Deputy Commander Maj Gen Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi welcomed the BDF contingent and handed them medals, conferred by His Majesty King Hamad, the Supreme Commander.</p>
    BDF task force in Operation Restore Hope honoured
    18-03-2019 08:57 AM
  • <p>More than 220,000 people have visited the fourth edition of Bahrain Food Festival since its launch on February 28.&nbsp;</p>
<div>A total of 108 participants took part in the event, which offered an assortment of cuisines such as Middle Eastern, Western, Asian, Indian, Organic, and Healthy.</div>
    More than 220,000 people visited Bahrain Food Festival
    18-03-2019 01:46 AM
  • <p>His Majesty King Hamad yesterday received at his residence in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, Saudi Ambassador to Turkmenistan Khalid bin Faisal Al Sehli and UAE embassy Charge D&rsquo;Affaires Abdulaziz Al Hashemi.&nbsp;</p>
<div>He lauded Bahrain&rsquo;s historical ties with Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The King appreciated the stances of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and UAE President Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in supporting Bahrain and its people.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>He also lauded the Saudi and the UAE efforts to support Arab and Islamic issues and promote regional security and stability.</div>
    KIng Hamad receives Saudi Ambassador and UAE embassy Charge D’Affaires
    18-03-2019 01:50 AM
  • <p>Royal Guard Commander Major General Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday patronised a ceremony in honour of the BDF task force taking part in the Operation Restore Hope in Yemen, as part of the Saudi-led Arab Alliance.&nbsp;</p>
<div>Royal Guard Deputy Commander Maj Gen Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi welcomed the BDF contingent and handed them medals, conferred by His Majesty King Hamad, the Supreme Commander.</div>
    BDF task force honoured
    21-03-2019 14:49 PM
  • <p>Deputy King His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday received Bahrain Red Crescent Society board members, led by chairman Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, and stressed royal support to humanitarian efforts that promote charity and voluntary.&nbsp;</p>
<div>He reiterated Bahrain&rsquo;s commitment to continue supporting humanitarian initiatives and praised the association&rsquo;s humanitarian efforts.</div>
    Deputy King receives Bahrain Red Crescent Society board members
    18-03-2019 00:36 AM
  • <p><em> Mr Joseph</em></p>
    New executive committee for Indian Club Bahrain elected
    18-03-2019 00:34 AM