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  • <p><em>Mr Donohue addresses guests at the event, in the presence of Mr Siberell and Mr Nass</em></p><p>US Ambassador Justin Siberell hosted, at his residence in Saar, a reception in honour of visiting US Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive Thomas Donohue.&nbsp;</p><div>Joint efforts to strengthen bilateral economic ties, enhance trade and encourage investment between the two countries were highlighted to leaders of Bahrain’s business community and members of the American Chamber of Commerce.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Present was Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman Sameer Nass.&nbsp;</div><p><em><br></em></p>
    US Ambassador hosts US Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive
    22-09-2018 00:31 AM
  • <p><em>Mr Donohue third from left, with Mr Nass, third from right, during the reception</em></p>
    US Ambassador hosts US Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive
    22-09-2018 00:31 AM
  • <p>Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza received officials from Ernst &amp; Young, led by director of consultancy services Sulaiman Ajawi.&nbsp;</p>
<div>He was briefed on the internal audit work on the electricity and water sector and corporate governance.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>Dr Mirza praised their efforts and long experience in internal audit services to ensure proper administrative and financial performance and give guidance to implement recommendations during the next phase.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>Internal audit head at the Electricity and Water Authority Fouad Abdul Jalil Zainal was present.</div>
    EWA Minister receives officials from Ernst & Young
    22-09-2018 00:02 AM
  • <p><em>ILA officials, sponsors and supporters at the poster launch</em></p>
<p>Preparations are underway for a major Indian dance event taking place in Bahrain next month, according to organisers.</p>
<p>The Indian Ladies Association (ILA) is hosting a Dandiya Night on October 11 at the Crowne Plaza&rsquo;s Bahrain Conference Centre, featuring DJ Nirmal Sagar.&nbsp;</p>
<div>The traditional dance hails from Gujarat, India and is performed with decorated wooden sticks, known as dandiya.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>A poster for the event was launched at a ceremony at the hotel.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>Tickets priced at BD4 each are available at Megamart Segaya, Lulu Centre, Vrindavan Restaurant, Anand Bhavan and Desi Spice Restaurant.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>For more details call 39214041, 38872702 or 33102756.&nbsp;</div>
    Indian Ladies Association to host Dandiya Night on October 11
    22-09-2018 00:31 AM
  • <p>New office-bearers of the Karnataka Non-Resident Indians (NRI) Forum, Bahrain have been elected.&nbsp;</p>
<div>The debut committee of the forum which aims to support the issues and welfare of NRIs from the southern state of Karnataka is headed by chairman Leeladhar Baikampady.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>The other members are Hema Raghavendra (internal auditor), Lolakshi Rajaram (treasurer), Sujyothi J Shetty (general secretary) and social welfare co-ordinators Vincent Sequeira, Vittal Jamaluddin, Jagdish Achar, Ganesh Manila, R M Patil, Surendra Udyavar, Nithin Shetty, Stany D&rsquo;Souza and Ummer Saheb. Above, seated, from left, are Ms Raghavendra, Ms Rajaram, Ms Shetty, Mr Baikampady, Mr Sequeira and Mr Jamaluddin. Standing from left, are Mr Achar, Mr Manila, Mr Patil, Mr Udyavar, Mr Shetty, Mr D&rsquo;Souza and Mr Saheb.</div>
    New office-bearers of Karnataka Non-Resident Indians (NRI) Forum elected
    22-09-2018 00:28 AM
  • Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza, Electricity and Water Authority chief executive Shaikh Nawaf bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa and other officials attended a ceremony to bid farewell to human resources director Rajia Baqer Hussain Baqer on her retirement after 31 years of service. The minister praised Ms Baqer’s efforts and her dedication to work, while Shaikh Nawaf thanked her for her outstanding efforts and wished her the best of luck. Above, Dr Mirza, sixth from left, honours Ms Baqer in the presence of other officials.
    Farewell bid to EWA human resources director
    21-09-2018 13:14 PM
  • Supreme Council for Women (SCW) secretary general Hala Al Ansari held talks with president of the Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko on the sidelines of the second Eurasian Women’s Forum in St Petersburg, Russia. They discussed ways to enhance co-operation on women’s issues and promote the principle of equal opportunities in various fields. Ms Al Ansari spoke of Bahrain’s efforts to support women through the SCW and the national model for integrating women’s needs into the state’s work programmes. She called on Russian institutions to take part in the Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for the Empowerment of Women, launched by the SCW at the UN headquarters in New York in March.
    SCW secretary general holds talks with president of the Council of the Russian Federation
    21-09-2018 13:06 PM
  • A dead dolphin was found washed up on the beach on Um Jaleed Island yesterday. It appeared burnt but no further details were available. However, in the past illegal fishing practices and engine turbines of boats have been blamed for a number of deaths of seals, dolphins, sea turtles and other sea mammals.
    Dead dolphin found washed up on beach
    21-09-2018 13:03 PM
  • Twenty-five students took part in a summer programme to develop their speaking skills organised by Angels Toastmasters. The grand finale of the youth leadership programme was held at S Hotel in Seef District and attended by a number of top officials from the club. Above, the students with their certificates and some of the officials.
    Twenty-five students take part in summer programme to develop their speaking skills
    21-09-2018 13:17 PM
  • Students of New Millennium School-DPS Bahrain celebrated Hindi Week, which featured a special assembly and literary activities. Children recited their poems, listened to stories, created advertisements and flash cards, presented speeches and staged a street-play to display their knowledge and appreciation of Hindi. The efforts of the students and staff were lauded by school chairman Dr Ravi Pillai, managing director Geetha Pillai and principal Arun Kuumar Sharma. Above, a stage performance by junior students. Right, children singing a song in Hindi.
    Students of New Millennium School-DPS Bahrain celebrate Hindi Week
    21-09-2018 13:19 PM
  • A stage performance by junior students
    Students of New Millennium School-DPS Bahrain celebrate Hindi Week
    21-09-2018 13:19 PM
  • <p>Students from Khawla Secondary School for Girls took part in the Carbon Footprint Workshop for Secondary School Girls organised in co-operation with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities. Above, students with their paintings at the workshop.</p>
    Students take part in Carbon Footprint Workshop
    21-09-2018 13:04 PM
  • <p>Students with their paintings at the workshop.</p>
    Students take part in Carbon Footprint Workshop
    21-09-2018 13:04 PM
  • <p>A platform to spread awareness about childhood cancer began at Seef Mall yesterday.&nbsp;</p><div>The two-day initiative until tomorrow also aims to mobilise the community’s support for survivors and their families and is spearheaded by the Future Youth Society’s Smile Initiative.</div><div><br></div><div>The activity is part of a month-long nationwide campaign titled Kids ‘R’ Golden.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>A series of other events are also lined up as part of the childhood cancer awareness month of September, targeting different segments of the Bahraini society and aimed at increasing awareness about the disease across all fronts.</div><div><br></div><div>A walkathon is also being organised on September 28 at the Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park in Hidd with a number of schools, civil society organisations and companies expected to take part.</div><div><br></div><div>Contact 17725517 or 33919082 to join the movement and follow @smileofbahrain on Instagram.</div>
    Childhood cancer awareness begins at Seef Mall
    22-09-2018 00:50 AM
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    Childhood cancer awareness begins at Seef Mall
    22-09-2018 00:50 AM
  • <p><em>Mr Ajayakrishnan lights the traditional lamp at the start of the event</em></p><p>Students’ creativity and intellect were put to the test as the Indian School Bahrain (ISB) celebrated Nishka 2018, an annual event of the commerce and humanities department, at the Isa Town campus.&nbsp;</p><div>The contest was inaugurated by executive committee health and environment member V Ajayakrishnan in the presence of principal V R Palaniswamy, staff representative Johnson Devassy and vice-principals. Senior secondary students took part in quiz and debate competitions, and winners were awarded prizes.&nbsp;</div>
    Indian School Bahrain (ISB) celebrate Nishka 2018
    22-09-2018 00:52 AM
  • <p><em>Students performing at the festival</em></p>
    Indian School Bahrain (ISB) celebrate Nishka 2018
    22-09-2018 00:52 AM
  • <p><em>Guests and staff at the opening.</em></p>
<p>Dusse, a new bar, was opened at the Monte Rosa Restaurant in Adliya last night.</p>
<div>The opening of the revamped bar was held in the presence of guests and staff.&nbsp;</div>
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    Dusse, a new bar, opens at Monte Rosa Restaurant
    22-09-2018 00:55 AM
  • <p>VIVA Bahrain has organised its annual &lsquo;Back to School&rsquo; project for the fifth consecutive year. The telecom operator will be preparing orphans registered with the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) for the new school year by donating new backpacks filled with supplies including notebooks and stationery items. Above, VIVA Bahrain officials handing over the supplies to RCO.</p>
    VIVA Bahrain organises its annual ‘Back to School’ project
    18-09-2018 09:10 AM
  • Sixteen university students who attended a month-long summer course in France were honoured in a ceremony hosted by French Ambassador Cecile Longe at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence, and Spa last night. The students from Bahrain University and the Royal University for Women attended the course at Cavilam Language Centre in Vichy, France Langue Paris and Alliance Francaise Strasbourg. They also visited the Chaines des Puys, an area of 45km in central France with a range of 80 dormant volcanoes just granted World Heritage Status by the Unesco at the 42nd World Heritage Committee session held in Bahrain in July. Above, some of the honoured students with officials and, inset, the French Ambassador addressing audience at the event.
    Students honoured in ceremony hosted by French Ambassador
    21-09-2018 13:19 PM
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    Students honoured in ceremony hosted by French Ambassador
    21-09-2018 13:19 PM
  • <p>A VISITING British children’s expert has been leading a series of workshops for volunteers from St Christopher’s Cathedral in Manama at the beginning of the new school year.</p><p>Diocese of Exeter children’s world adviser Katherine Lyddon has been inspiring, encouraging and resourcing the cathedral’s growing Friday Club team of volunteers.</p><p>Sessions have included subjects such as children and young people as key members of the church community, child development, different learning styles, providing a safe environment and exploring varieties of ways in which faith grows.</p><p>Ms Lyddon has trained as a primary teacher and, as well as working throughout the County of Devon in the UK in her present role, she has also taught in Uganda.</p><p>Tomorrow morning, she will be leading a session for mothers, Growing a family of faith.</p><p>Anyone interested in attending can call cathedral Dean Chris Butt on 39522547.</p><p>Above, Ms Lyddon demonstrates how to tell a story, building a picture with felt.</p>
    UK children’s expert leads workshops
    15-09-2018 22:45 PM
  • <p>Ms Lyddon, seated, centre, with Friday Club team members&nbsp;</p>
    UK children’s expert leads workshops
    15-09-2018 22:45 PM
  • Nobel Peace laureate and children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi visited the 200-year-old Shri Krishna Temple in Manama along with his wife and other dignitaries. He was received by honorary vice-chairman of the Thattai (Bhatia) Hindu Community (which manages the temple) Bhagwan Asarpota and other executive committee members. Mr Satyarthi was in Bahrain as part of a high-profile delegation of Nobel Peace laureates. Other members included former South African president Frederik de Klerk, former Polish president Lech Walesa, former East Timor president Jose Ramos-Horta and UN Under-Secretary General and former UN Human Settlements Programme executive director Anna Tibaijuka. Above, Mr Satyarthi at the temple with officials and dignitaries.
    Nobel Peace laureate visits 200-year-old Shri Krishna Temple in Manama
    15-09-2018 22:51 PM
  • More than 100 artists took part in a unique event organised in Bahrain for the first time yesterday. The exhibition, Confluence ... Where Words and Images Meet, organised by the Bahrain Writers’ Circle (BWC), featured 18 teams of writers and artists at the Bahrain Financial Harbour’s Harbour Gate. Until Thursday, lovers of the arts and words will have the opportunity to view a collection of canvases that include illustrations, photographs, paintings, sketches and even an installation all connected to poems or writings that question or challenge, express an emotion, or amuse. “This is such a unique event that brings together different forms of arts like poetry, drawing and photos,” BWC founding member Rohini Sunderam told the GDN. “We have artists of different nationalities taking part in the event including Bahrain, England and India.” Above, Promoseven Holdings president Akram Miknas cutting the ribbon to open the event.
    A unique event organised in Bahrain...
    15-09-2018 22:53 PM
  • Visitors look at the paintings on display.
    A unique event organised in Bahrain...
    15-09-2018 22:53 PM
  • <p>A classical Indian dance was held at the Iskon Temple yesterday in celebration of Janmashtami. The Hindu celebration marks the birth of lord Krishna. The dance, known as Kathak, is one of eight major forms of Indian classical dance from north India which tells a story. It was prepared by choreographer Aarti Kothari and was performed by Aarti and group.</p>
    Classical Indian dance held at the Iskon Temple
    14-09-2018 23:40 PM
  • <p>Kathak performance at Iskon Temple</p>
    Classical Indian dance held at the Iskon Temple
    14-09-2018 23:40 PM
  • <p>Kathak performance at Iskon Temple</p>
    Classical Indian dance held at the Iskon Temple
    14-09-2018 23:40 PM
  • <p>A celebration of Korean cuisine was held yesterday at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa as two master chefs visit Bahrain to share their knowledge.</p><p>Organised by the Korean Embassy in co-ordination with the hotel, the 2018 Korean Cuisine Week, which began on Monday, features cooking classes, a food exhibition and a brunch.</p><p>Eleven dishes were available for guests to try at the hotel’s brunch yesterday.</p><p>Korean food lovers enjoyed a variety of food such as Hobakjuk (pumpkin porridge), Oinaengguk (chilled cucumber soup), Japchae (stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables), Bibimbap and many other delicacies.</p><p>Above, Philippines Ambassador Alfonso Ver, third from left, Korean Ambassador Koo Hyun-Mo, fifth from left, his wife Kang Jina, fourth from left, and Nepalese Ambassador Padam Sundas, sixth from left, with other officials and guests</p>
    A taste of Korea...
    14-09-2018 23:23 PM