RCSIB, GAPIO host joint-research meeting

Manama : Under the Patronage of Supreme Council of Health Chairman, Lieutenant General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) on Friday played host to a first joint-research meeting with the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO).

The event featured a series of keynote lectures, discussions and poster presentations involving students and senior academic staff, as well as representatives of other institutions from around Bahrain and further afield, including American Mission Hospital, Arabian Gulf University (AGU), the Indian Medical Association and Weston General Hospital in the UK.

Among the subjects under focus during the event were medical image processing for 3D printing; diabetes and neuroprotection; sickle cell disease; humour aids in education; academic professional development; postdoctoral research and the significance of sigma receptors in breast cancer.

The main objective of this event was to provide an opportunity for academics and healthcare professionals from RCSI Bahrain and the Indian medical fraternity in Bahrain to network and discuss ongoing research projects.

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NMS-DPS celebrates labour day

To appreciate and thank the selfless service of all who work with full dedication and ensure the hygiene and security of the school, the students of NMS-DPS Bahrain celebrated Labour Day last week.

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QES celebrates Graduation Day

Quality Education School (QES) celebrated KG Special Day and Graduation Day on Saturday, at Zamil Campus, Maqaba.  The event began with the recital of the Holy Quran and the Bahrain National Anth

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New Millennium School-DPS holds charity drive

Manama : With an objective to develop an understanding towards the society and its requirements, the students of Grade XII, Commerce stream of NMS DPS undertook a charity drive by donating BD 300 to Muharraq Social Welfare Centre. Funds were raised through the ‘Grub Fes


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Ronaldinho to choose one/both fiancees to tie the knot

Yesterday was a special day for Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho fans. While many reports said the Brazilian ace could tie the knot in August with his two ‘fiancees’ Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza at a same function, his personal secretary dismissed them as “rubbish&rdq

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Delivery boys & heavy drivers to be trained in first- aid

The Bahrain Red Crescent Society intends to set up a special project to train delivery boys and drivers of heavy vehicles in Bahrain on first aid skills to enable them to provide assistance to themselves and victims of accidents in the streets, revealed its secretary-general Dr Fawzi Amin. Under

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5,000 expats deported in just past three years!!

More than 5, 000 expatriates were deported from Bahrain in the past three years for violating the Kingdom’s labour laws, it was recently revealed. According to the latest statistics released by the Supreme Judicial Council, 5, 294 expats were sentenced to deportation after they were convict

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‘Mom, I’m scared’, a text message from her son…

A male student opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school yesterday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. The attack at Noblesville West Middle School happened around 9 am, police Chief Kevin Jowitt said at a news conference.

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China to create 3D digital version of terracotta army

The conservation authorities of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum in central China announced yesterday that they would digitize the museum’s collections, including the famous Terracotta Army guarding the emperor’s tomb. Three-dimensional modelling techniques and panorama p

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Case against Petrol price hike dismisssed

he High Administrative Appeals Court adjourned the case lodged by several Bahraini lawyers against the decision to increase fuel prices until September 16 for the closing arguments to be delivered by the state lawyer.  Petrol prices in Bahrain were increased in January 2018. Jayyid (91

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7 killed and 10 wounded by car bomb in Benghazi

At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the centre of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday night, a hospital medic said. The bomb exploded behind the Tibesti hotel, the city’s biggest, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea,

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No wild bear could put her down

A 28-year-old woman walked away with a fractured skull after managing to fight off a grizzly bear in the US state of Montana. Amber Kornak had just started her dream job researching the fearsome animals when she was mauled by one on a remote mountain range this month. She managed to fend of

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Snake took two lives in one bite

An Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police said yesterday. The 35-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh state did not realise she had been bitten when she woke and breastfed her daughter. The thr