Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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  • <p>Shaikh Hamad bin Nasser Al Khalifa, Shaikh Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Khalifa and Shaikha Sheema bint Nasser Al Khalifa, children of&nbsp; His Majesty&rsquo;s Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) Chairman His Highness Shaikh Nasser bint Hamad Al-Khalifa, took part in a show jumping and dressage competition in the UK.</p>
    Shaikh Nasser’s children participate in showjumping and dressage competition
    20-08-2019 00:02 AM
  • <p>Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza yesterday received MP Kaltham Al Hayki and reviewed electricity, water and renewable energy projects.</p>
    EWA minister meets MP
    20-08-2019 00:00 AM
  • <p>A total of 608 people have received first aid training as part a nationwide project this year, revealed Bahrain Health and Safety Society (BHSS) chairman Dr Mustafa Al Sayed during a regular board of directors meeting. The initiative was led by the society with support from the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company and a number of institutions, ministries and charities. He praised MP Dr Masooma Abdulrahim for supporting the society’s efforts to raise health and safety awareness in Bahrain. The meeting also reviewed projects and activities during the first half of the year. The project aims to have someone trained in first aid in every home.</p>
    BHSS First Aid training
    20-08-2019 00:00 AM
  • <p>Participants during training.</p>
    BHSS First Aid training
    20-08-2019 00:00 AM
  • <p><em>Volunteers handing out the drinks and fruits</em></p><p>Hundreds of workers were presented with fruit as part of an initiative organised by Discover Islam.&nbsp;</p><div>The Beat the Heat initiative, in its 15th week, included the distribution of water bottles, snacks and fruit to 350 workers in the Salmaniya area.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Through the campaign, more than 3,000 workers received refreshments during summer this year. The campaign will continue until the end of the season.&nbsp;</div><p><em><br></em></p>
    Beat the Heat initiative
    19-08-2019 00:02 AM
  • <p><em>Workers lined up to receive their refreshment packets</em></p>
    Beat the Heat initiative
    19-08-2019 00:02 AM
  • <p><em>Students and officials after completing the course</em></p>
<p>More than 30 medical students took part in a sign language course conducted by the Bahrain Deaf Society.&nbsp;</p>
<div>It was organised by the community engagement department of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland &ndash; Medical University of Bahrain.</div>
<div>Nursing and medicine students were taught basic sign language skills to help them communicate with patients having learning difficulties.&nbsp;</div>
<div>The course was conducted by society instructors Madhi Alnoaimi, Huda Al Mutawa, and Zainab Al Aswad.</div>
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    Students take part in sign language course
    19-08-2019 01:04 AM
  • Defence Affairs Minister Lieutenant General Abdulla Al Nuaimi yesterday received General Kenneth F McKenzie, Commander of the US Central Command, and his delegation and commended strong military co-operation.
    Defence Minister receives US Central Commander
    19-08-2019 01:45 AM
  • <p><em>The interns during the programme</em></p>
<p>Twenty-eight undergraduate students from various local and international universities are taking part in Ithmaar Bank&rsquo;s internship programme.&nbsp;</p>
<div>The two-month programme includes an induction day that covers various training sessions, such as an introduction to information security, anti-money laundering and Sharia compliance, as well as an overview of the bank&rsquo;s various products and services in addition to on-the-job training.&nbsp;</div>
<div>The students were allocated to various departments in the bank based on their specialisations and interests, including retail banking, branch network, financial control, informational technology, banking operation, internal audit, legal affairs, Sharia, marketing and corporate communications and the human resources departments.&nbsp;</div>
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    28 students take part in Ithmaar Bank’s internship programme
    19-08-2019 00:58 AM
  • <p>An exhibition focusing on the financing of social housing &ldquo;Mazaya&rdquo; opened yesterday under the patronage of Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer.</p>
<p>Banks and real estate development companies are taking part in the expo, scheduled to run until mid-October.</p>
    Exhibition focus on financing of social housing “Mazaya”
    19-08-2019 01:42 AM
  • <p>Public Security chief Major General Tariq Al Hassan yesterday inaugurated a photo exhibition at Seef Mall.</p>
<p>It displays images of the history of Bahrain police and continues until September 14.</p>
<p>Maj Gen Al Hassan thanked the Interior Minister for his support to highlight the history of Bahrain police.</p>
<p>He said that the exhibition features different stages of the history of Bahrain, by showcasing uniforms, documents and various releases of passports and driving licences.</p>
    Public Security chief inaugurates photo exhibition
    19-08-2019 01:25 AM
  • <p>A delegation led by Bahrain&rsquo;s Ambassador to Beijing Dr Anwar Al Abdulla took part in the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Arab-China Co-operation Forum.&nbsp;</p>
<div>It was held in the presence of assistant secretary general of the Arab League, representatives of Arab countries and international organisations, including the World Health Organisation, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids, United Nations Children&rsquo;s Fund and United Nations Population Fund.</div>
    Arab-China Co-operation Forum
    18-08-2019 00:52 AM
  • <p><em>Children join the celebrations. Pictures by AHMED AL FARDAN</em></p>
<p>The Youth and Sports Affairs Ministry yesterday held a National Day of Joy festival marking thenational football team&rsquo;s winning of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Championship 2019.</p>
<p>Celebrations took place at the sports halls near Bahrain National Stadium with the participation of members of the national team.</p>
<p>Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Tawkiq Al Moayyed took part in the festivities. The event featured various programmes including competitions, children&rsquo;s games, recreational activities and prize distribution to winners.</p>
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    National Day of Joy festival
    18-08-2019 00:02 AM
  • National Day of Joy festival
    18-08-2019 00:02 AM
  • <p>The Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) welcomed pilgrims in co-operation with the Bahrain International Airport Company upon their arrival after performing Haj.&nbsp;</p>
<div>The NPRA announced earlier its preparedness to receive pilgrims whose return coincides with the arrival of many travellers who spent their summer vacation outside Bahrain.&nbsp;</div>
<div>All lanes were opened for fast processing of paperwork, while the staff stood ready to deal with any situation by adopting alternative plans to deal with technical problems.</div>
    NPRA welcomes Haj pilgrims
    18-08-2019 00:02 AM
  • A special cultural event was held last night by the Kerala Catholic Association (KCA) at its Segaiya premises. It marked the 73rd Indian Independence Day, the association’s summer camp finale and Eid Al Adha. KCA members and their families attended. Meanwhile, staff at the Ramee Grand Hotel and Spa also celebrated the Indian Independence Day with a ceremony at the hotel. The property’s general manager Kumar Ashwani and cluster general manager Akash Bhatia attended the event with staff and guests. Above, youngsters present dance performances at the KCA event.
    Independence Day marked
    17-08-2019 09:42 AM
  • Staff from Ramee Grand Hotel and Spa during the celebrations.
    Independence Day marked
    17-08-2019 09:42 AM
  • Youngsters present dance performances at the KCA event
    Independence Day marked
    17-08-2019 09:42 AM
  • <p>Three students from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Bahrain University have developed a &lsquo;self-balancing electric scooter&rsquo; that allows people with disabilities to move independently.&nbsp;</p>
<div>The smart wheelchair was presented at a graduation projects exhibition held at the College of Engineering.</div>
<div>It can detect distances and is equipped with sensors and a gyroscope to help users measure or maintain orientation and angular velocity.</div>
    Three students develop ‘self-balancing electric scooter’
    17-08-2019 01:38 AM
  • <p>Staff of Bahrain&rsquo;s consulate in Jeddah and Gulf Air in Saudi Arabia bid farewell to pilgrims who departed from King Abdulaziz International Airport for Bahrain.&nbsp;</p>
<div>The consulate staff praised His Majesty King Hamad&rsquo;s keenness to provide the pilgrims with all services and care during their pilgrimage.&nbsp;</div>
<div>They also thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the excellent services rendered to pilgrims.</div>
    Bahrain’s consulate, Gulf Air staff bid farewell to Bahraini pilgrims
    17-08-2019 00:02 AM
  • Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday received GCC Secretary General Dr Abdullatif Al Zayani and discussed efforts to enhance relations with countries as well as with regional and international groups.
    Foreign Minister meets GCC Secretary General
    16-08-2019 11:56 AM
  • Top government officials visited East Eker and Ma’ameer to address citizens’ concerns. Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry Under-Secretary Ahmed Al Khayat, MP Ammar Al Abbas, Capital Trustees Board services and utilities committee chairman Mohamed Al Abbas and municipal experts were present. The visit was part of the ministry’s efforts to address grievances of residents and co-operate more closely with elected and municipal officials. Above, Mr Al Khayat, centre, with other officials during the visit.
    Government officials address citizens' concerns in East Eker and Ma’ameer
    16-08-2019 11:57 AM
  • Bahrain Haj Mission’s medical committee closed its clinic in Mecca last night after pilgrims completed Haj rites in the holy sites. Health Minister Faeqa Al Saleh praised members of the committee for their dedicated efforts to serve pilgrims.
    Bahrain Haj Mission’s medical committee closes its clinic in Mecca
    16-08-2019 11:58 AM
  • Al Saqafa, the Pakistan Association, held its annual general meeting and board elections at Ramee International Hotel in Manama. General secretary Imtiaz Ahmed Syed conducted the meeting and last year’s financial report was presented to members and approved. The association is known for organising social and cultural events in Bahrain since 1993. Above, the board members for the year 2019-2021.
    Al Saqafa holds its annual general meeting
    16-08-2019 11:59 AM
  • <div><i>Some of the course participants.</i></div>
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<p>Twenty-two trainees from various trading establishments took part in a &lsquo;Mastering Digital Marketing&rsquo; training course organised by the Bahrain eCommerce Academy &ndash; one of the initiatives between the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry and ThinkSmart Development and Training and supported by Tamkeen.&nbsp;</p>
<div>The event, held at Wyndham Grand Hotel Manama, focused on providing participants with the latest tools and techniques in devising and measuring their social media activities.&nbsp;</div>
    22 trainees attend 'Mastering Digital Marketing'
    15-08-2019 11:19 AM
  • <p><em>Discover Islam volunteers with workers at one of the locations.</em></p>
<p>More than 100 lunch packets were distributed to labourers as part of an initiative organised by Discover Islam in celebration of Eid Al Adha.</p>
<p>The biryani packets were distributed to 150 workers in various areas across Bahrain such as Gudaibiya, Salmaniya and Salmabad.</p>
    Food packets distributed
    15-08-2019 11:20 AM
  • <p><em>At the presentation are, from left, Mr Al Najjar, Mr Sayed Hassan Al Yousuf and Mr Sayed Ahmed Al Yousuf.</em></p>
<p>Qais Khalid Al Najjar was announced the grand prize winner of a promotion by money transfer company Alyousuf Exchange.</p>
<p>He was presented with a Nissan Sunny car at a ceremony at the exchange&rsquo;s East Riffa branch, attended by chairman Sayed Hassan Al Yousuf, chief executive Sayed Ahmed Al Yousuf and customers.</p>
    Alyousuf Exchange grand prize winner announced
    15-08-2019 11:22 AM
  • <p>Bahrain&rsquo;s Ambassador to Indonesia Dr Mohammed Ghassan Shaikho presented his credentials as Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to its secretary general Dato Lim Jock Hoi.</p>
    Bahraini Ambassador to Jakarta presents his credentials to ASEAN
    15-08-2019 11:24 AM
  • <p>Bangladeshi President Mohammad Abdul Hamid received the credentials of Bangkok-resident Ambassador Ahmed Al Hajri as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bahrain to Bangladesh.</p>
    Bahraini Ambassador to Bangladesh presents his credentials
    15-08-2019 11:30 AM
  • <div><i>The Friendship Society for the Blind honoured at the forum.</i></div>
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<p>The Friendship Society for the Blind took part in a forum organised by Dhofar Governorate&rsquo;s Al Noor Society for the Blind in Oman.&nbsp;</p>
<div>The 14th Forum for the Blind featured seminars and workshops on visually impaired children in the GCC countries as well as cultural events and trips to tourist attractions in Dhofar.</div>
<div>The Bahrain delegation was led by the society&rsquo;s media and public relations manager Maitham Madan.&nbsp;</div>
    Friendship society for blind take part in forum
    15-08-2019 11:31 AM