Second job exhibition for women in Bahrain

The event aims to increase women’s involvement in the labour market so as to reduce unemployment rates among graduates.

By Suad Hamada (Bahrain Beat)

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Published: Sun 26 Oct 2014, 10:37 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:43 AM

The Second Exhibition for Women and Labour — Opportunities and Choices was held last week at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre. More than 80 private and government entities and training institutions took part in the three-day event.

The event aimed to increase women’s involvement in the labour market so as to reduce unemployment rates among female university graduates.

Organised by the Supreme Council for Women in association with the Labour Ministry, the event showcased 2,880 job opportunities in the private sector alone. The exhibition offered a platform for skilled professionals to showcase their talent to the private and public sector while profiling Bahrainis as employees of choice, and providing an opportunity for people with disabilities to meet potential employers and explore job openings.

Official Gazette is now online on IAA web site

The Official Gazette of Bahrain has been launched on the official web sites of the Ministry of State for Information Affairs and Information Affairs Authority (IAA).

IAA media director, Yusuf Mohammed, underscored the IAA keenness to raise awareness of and facilitate reaching laws and regulations issued in Bahrain through launching the Official Gazette online, which includes issued Royal decrees and orders, laws, legislation, administrative orders and resolutions, in addition to promulgation of Shura and Council of Representatives meetings. He added that this initiative is part of the ministry’s strategic plans to improve services provided for citizens.

National Museum is venue for ‘India through the Lens’ expo

Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa has opened the ‘India through the lens’ photo expo at the Bahrain National Museum. The show, scheduled to run until November 1, is part of festivities marking “Year of Art 2014”, and “Manama Capital of Asian Tourism 2014”.

The opening ceremony was attended by Indian Ambassador to Bahrain Mohan Kumar, diplomats, cultural figures and photography art fans. The Ministry of Culture is organising “India through the lens” photography exhibition in collaboration with the Tasveer Foundation.

The exhibition portrays India through the contrasting works of four photographers — Jyotti Bhatt, T.S. Saytan, Maimouna Guerresi and Karen Knorr. The 20th century work of Jyotti Batt and TS Satyan communicates the life of the Indian populous post independence — from street scenes to historic events, from the common man to portraits of prominent figures.

The 21st century work of Karen Knorr and Maimouna Guerresi delves deeper than this documentary representation of the country, by using staged events, manipulations and constructions to explore the religious, cultural and visual heritage of India, showing how this is communicated in the visual arts in the present day.

This exhibition demonstrates the rich history of photography in India and explores the shift in representation from the 20th century to today in how the camera has been used to respond and comment on the country’s unique cultural and aesthetic identity.

32 digital insulin pumps donated

The First Energy Bank (FEB) has donated 32 wireless automatic digital insulin pumps (OmniPod Diabetes Insulin Pumps) for patients with diabetes. The Health Ministry’s Undersecretary, Dr Aysha Mubarak Bu Ong, received the donated devices, in the presence of officials from the ministry, the Salmaniya Medical Complex and FEB. Dr Bu Ong expressed sincere thanks and appreciation to the FEB for its kind donation, noting that the OmniPod Diabetes Insulin Pump will upgrade the quality of medical care provided for diabetes patients.

The OmniPod insulin pump can make the patients’ diabetes management easier. With the OmniPod’s advanced insulin pump technology, the patients can sleep, eat, exercise and just live their life more easily. They are no longer held back by their insulin schedule or tethered by a pump with tubing. The Pod holds and delivers their insulin. The PDM (personal diabetes manager) wirelessly programmes their personalised insulin delivery, calculates suggested doses and insulin on board, and has a convenient, built-in freestyle blood glucose metre.

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