Sunday, June 16, 2019

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  • <p>His Majesty King Hamad yesterday received Jordan’s Prince Al Hassan bin Talal, accompanied by his son Prince Rashid. The King praised the longstanding ties and co-operation in various fields between the two kingdoms and their people. He pointed out Prince Al Hassan’s interest in intellectual, cultural, literary and economic activities aimed at improving the level of Arab thought. The King hosted a dinner banquet in honour of Prince Al Hassan.&nbsp;</p>
    Spotlight on Jordan ties
    14-06-2019 01:31 AM
  • <p>Earlier, the Prince and his son were received upon arrival by Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Jordan’s Ambassador to Bahrain Rami Saleh Wreikat and Muharraq Governor Salman bin Hindi.</p>
    Spotlight on Jordan ties
    14-06-2019 01:31 AM
  • <p>A graduation ceremony was held for 37 students of Al Raja School yesterday. The ceremony saw the 119th batch of students receive their high school diplomas. Al Raja School was the first private school in Bahrain and will celebrate its 120th anniversary next year. Al Bilad newspaper editor-in-chief Moanes Al Mardi, who graduated from the school in 1983, was guest speaker. Above, proud moment for the graduates.&nbsp;</p>
    Day of pride for Al Raja School pupils
    14-06-2019 01:16 AM
  • <p>A section of the audience.&nbsp;</p>
    Day of pride for Al Raja School pupils
    14-06-2019 01:16 AM
  • <p>Mr Al Mardi is presented with a memento.</p>
    Day of pride for Al Raja School pupils
    14-06-2019 01:16 AM
  • <p>A key expo featuring leading accredited educational institutions and vocational centres opened at City Centre Bahrain yesterday. The Bahrain Education and Training Exhibition (Edux 2019) is being held under the patronage of Capital Governor Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa who inaugurated the expo which is expected to be attended by students and parents from Bahrain and the GCC. It runs until Saturday, during the mall’s timings, and is organised by Bahrain-based Expressions PR and Events. Above, Shaikh Hisham, fifth from right, opens the expo yesterday in the presence of other officials.</p>
    Edux 2019 opens
    14-06-2019 00:00 AM
  • <p>Bahrain University president Dr Riyadh Hamza received College of Science chemistry department professor Dr Mohammed Afzal Shah who co-authored a book, New Developments in Nanosensors for Phamaceutical Analysis, along with Ankara University professor Dr Sibel Ozkan. Dr Hamza praised Dr Shah’s efforts and underlined the importance of the book in helping raise the university’s QS World ranking. Above, Dr Hamza, left, receives the book from Dr Shah.</p>
    Bahrain University president receives author
    14-06-2019 01:22 AM
  • <p>Members of the Bahrain Chapter of Chaine de Rotisseurs, the international gastronomy organisation, gathered at Maki, Bahrain World Trade Centre last night. They were treated to a six-course dinner prepared by award winning chef Louis Kenji Huang. Above, chairman Khalid Almoayyed, third from right, with members and guests at the event.</p>
    Chaine de Rotisseurs members treated to six-course dinner
    14-06-2019 01:26 AM
  • <p><em>Al Nusuf, right, receives Kanoo</em>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) has received another sponsorship boost with K Hotel extending its support.</p>
<p>During a meeting held at the committee&rsquo;s premises in Seef, BOC secretary general Mohammed Al Nusuf received K Hotel owner and BOC board member Faisal Khalid Kanoo.</p>
<p>Al Nusuf thanked the hotel&rsquo;s management for supporting the committee&rsquo;s activities.</p>
    Sponsorship boost for Bahrain Olympic Committee
    14-06-2019 12:08 PM
  • <p>His Majesty King Hamad yesterday met at BDF General Command the UK’s senior defence adviser for Middle East General Sir John Lorimer and reviewed ties, mainly in the defence and military field.</p>
    His Majesty reviews defence ties with UK
    13-06-2019 00:57 AM
  • <p>The New Millennium School-DPS celebrated World Environment Day with ‘Clean NMS, Green NMS’ and ‘Say No To Plastic’ campaigns. Poster-making, recycling of e-waste, a plantation drive and transforming paper and old T-shirts into bags were some of the activities held to mark the day. Students also took a pledge not to dirty the oceans and beaches, and take care of the environment. Above, students performing a skit to mark World Environment Day.</p>
    School celebrates World Environment Day
    13-06-2019 01:06 AM
  • <p>A three-day festival that showcases the best in Filipino cuisine opened at the Delmon International Hotel last night. The Pinoy Food Festival was inaugurated by Philippine Ambassador Alfonso Ver and runs until Thursday, daily from 7pm until midnight. Above, the ambassador with guests at the festival.</p>
    Showcase of Filipino cuisine
    13-06-2019 01:33 AM
  • <p>Bahraini businessmen were last night urged to attend a key meeting that will be held in Goa, India in the coming months. The Indian Embassy in association with Vibrant Goa Foundation organised a roadshow that was held at the embassy premises in Seef District. Businessmen were urged to take part in the Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit that will be held from October 17 to October 19. A delegation from Goa from different sectors such as food, building materials, construction and renewable energy are visiting Bahrain to engage with local business community. Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha addressed the gathering and said the Indian government in the past three years has created an environment for investors.&nbsp; He said bilateral trade between Bahrain and India has recored over 25per cent to 30pc growth each year in the past two years and they were confident of reaching $2 billion trade turnover in the next three years. Above, Mr Sinha and dignitaries listen to speakers representing Indian companies.</p>
    Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit roadshow
    13-06-2019 01:38 AM
  • <p>Ritisha Bisht, a grade nine student of Bahrain Indian School – Bhavans was honoured for scoring the highest marks in Hindi as part of the International Benchmark Test. She was presented with a memento and cash prize by the Australian Council for Educational Research Limited, which conducted the test. At the presentation are, from left, Hindi teacher Ibrahim Gadkari, academic co-ordinator Dr Preet Kamal, Ritisha and school principal Saji Jacob.</p>
    Student honoured for top marks in Hindi
    13-06-2019 01:36 AM
  • <p>ENGINEERS and architects from Bangladesh currently working in Bahrain attended an event organised by the newly-formed Bangladesh Engineers Association Bahrain (BEAB), at Al Ahli Club, Zinj.</p><p>Chief guest was Bangladesh Ambassador Major General (retired) K M Mominur Rahman who was welcomed by BEAB president Dr M D Arifuzzaman.</p><p>BEAB plans to become a part of The Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) and then set up an IEB-Bahrain Chapter in Manama.</p><p>Present were dignitaries, special guests and association members.</p>
    Engineers and architects attended an event organised by the newly-formed BEAB
    12-06-2019 11:03 AM
  • <p>A reception to mark Russia Day was held at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa last night. Russia annually celebrates the day on June 12 since 1990 when the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Federation was signed. Russian Ambassador Igor Kremnev hosted the evening which was attended by government officials, diplomats, members of the media and guests. Above, the ambassador cuts the cake in the presence of officials.</p>
    Russia Day marked
    12-06-2019 01:11 AM
  • <p>A group of volunteers from National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) celebrated Eid Al-Fitr at the NBB Home for the Elderly. The celebration included the performance of traditional songs and dances as well as live cooking stations. It also included the presentation of gifts to the elderly.&nbsp;</p>
    Eid Al Fitr celebrations at home for elderly
    11-06-2019 21:22 PM
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    Eid Al Fitr celebrations at home for elderly
    11-06-2019 21:22 PM
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    Eid Al Fitr celebrations at home for elderly
    11-06-2019 21:22 PM
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    Eid Al Fitr celebrations at home for elderly
    11-06-2019 21:22 PM
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    Eid Al Fitr celebrations at home for elderly
    11-06-2019 21:22 PM
  • <p>Labour and Social Development Minister and Labour Market Regulatory Authority chairman Jameel Humaidan yesterday met the Philippines President’s Special Envoy to the GCC Dr Amable Aguiluz.</p>
    Philippines President’s Special Envoy received
    11-06-2019 01:03 AM
  • <p>Italy’s National Day was celebrated in Bahrain at the Gulf Hotel Convention and Spa last night. The event was hosted by Italian Ambassador Domenico Bellato and his wife Laura. Among those present were government officials, diplomats, members of the media and guests. Above, the ambassador and his wife cut the cake in the presence of dignitaries.&nbsp;</p>
    Italyian National Day celebrations
    11-06-2019 01:06 AM
  • <p>Mr Bellato addresses the gathering.</p>
    Italyian National Day celebrations
    11-06-2019 01:06 AM
  • Proceeds from a charity sporting event were donated towards helping cancer-stricken children and their families. The ‘Ladies Zumbathon’, organised by Tarteeb for Events Production and Services in partnership with FB, involved the participation of American Zumba instructor Sandra Harnes, and Ajam Ozkan and Didem Zeibek from Turkey with special participation from Russian Katrina Trotskaya. The money raised was donated to the Smile Initiative of Future Youth Society, which supports children with cancer and their families. Above, society president Sabah Al Zayani, second from left, receiving the donation from Tarteeb founder and chief executive Mohammed Al Muharraqi, centre, in the presence Ms Bader and other officials.
    Helping hand for cancer-stricken children
    11-06-2019 00:46 AM
  • <p>Efforts to fast-track procedures and cope with the huge influx of passengers on King Fahad Causeway topped the Cabinet agenda yesterday. Chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, the session reviewed His Majesty King Hamad’s directives to ensure smooth flow of traffic on this vital artery.</p>
    Causeway traffic on Cabinet agenda
    11-06-2019 01:43 AM
  • <p><em>GPIC officials, employees and their families at the event</em></p><p>The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) organised Eid celebrations for employees and their families. The event was held at the GPIC Club and included several fun activities and competitions.&nbsp;</p><div>Present were president Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery, general manager of corporate support Fadhel Alansari, labour union deputy chairman Ghassan Al Rayes and company officials.&nbsp;</div>
    GPIC organise Eid celebrations for employees and families
    10-06-2019 01:16 AM
  • <p><em>Traditional food sold at the event</em></p>
    GPIC organise Eid celebrations for employees and families
    10-06-2019 01:16 AM
  • <p><em>The mango display at the temple</em></p>
<p>More than 3,300 devotees of Shri Krishna Temple in Manama attended an amra-kunj manorath (mango festival) marking the completion of 200 years of the temple&rsquo;s establishment.</p>
<div>Ripe mangoes which decked the premises of the temple were offered to the deity and distributed to devotees the following day.
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<div>The event was held as part of the temple&rsquo;s ongoing celebrations.</div>
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    Mango festival at Shri Krishn Temple in Manama
    10-06-2019 01:18 AM
  • <p><em>At the ceremony are from left, Mr Elango, Mr Ali, Mr Camus, Mr Lagman, Mr Anwar, Mr Michalski, Mr Iqbal and Mr Ahmed</em></p>
<p>Four long-serving employees of Keller Grundbau GmbH were honoured at a ceremony at the Best Western Plus &ndash; The Olive Hotel, Bahrain.</p>
<p>They were Domingo Jr Camus, Christopher Lagman, Muhammad Anwar (who have each served the firm for 10 years) and Zafar Iqbal (who has served the company for 25 years).&nbsp;</p>
<div>Present at the event were Keller Bahrain branch manager Jeyaprakash Elango, general manager Muhammad Ali, managing director (Middle East) Tomasz Michalski and operations manager Sarfaraz Ahmed.&nbsp;</div>
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    Employees of Keller Grundbau GmbH honoured
    10-06-2019 01:20 AM