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Bahrain's top player Jaffer Ibrahim will lead a host of local stars when the Travelex Indian Club-GCC Open Badminton Tournament gets underway on December 28 at the club's two courts. More than 100 players from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain are expected to participate in the three-day event, which is being organised by the club in association with the Bahrain Badminton and Squash Federation (BBSF).

The event will feature competition in seven categories -- men's singles, men's doubles, mixed doubles, veteran's doubles, under-19 boys singles, under-19 boys doubles and under-19 girls doubles. Satheesh G is chief co-ordinator of the tournament and Jayashree Nair and Hary R Unnithan are the event's co-ordinators. Spectators are welcome free of charge.

Hatha Yoga teacher training sessions will be held at World Beat Fitness Centre in Janabiya from January 7 to May 26. The training is recognised by Yoga Alliance and certified by the Shambhava School of Yoga. For details contact Kamala at 39074976 or visit

British band Coldplay will perform on December 31adjacent to the purpose-built 'Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village' on the Corniche Breakwater in Abu Dhabi. Tickets range between Dhs325 to Dhs995. For details log on to or contact 0097143662288

The fifth Annual Charity Sale Bazaar will be held at the Shahrazad Hall in Budaiyaon January 7 from 9am to 7pm. Items can be donated for the charity sale event from December 24 to January 5from 10am to noonand from 5pm to 7pm. For details, contact 39414194 or email

'Arabian Motifs', an exhibition of photographs by Mairi Thomas will open at the World Beat Cafe on January 14 at 4 pm. It will feature a selection of photographs showcasing regional jewellery, textiles, calligraphy and architecture from across the Gulf.The exhibition will run until February 16 during the cafe hours, from 8am to 1pm and from 4pm to 8pm. For details, contact 17612576 or visit www.worldbeatfitness

The World Beat Cafe will hold a Coffee Morning on January 19 with a nutritionist who will speak on the topic 'Healthy Eating for a Better Lifestyle' from 9.45am to 11.30am. Entrance fee is BD2 for members and BD3 for non-members. For details, contact 17612576 or visit

Something Like Happiness Director: Bohdan Slaama Duration: 1 hour 42 mins Cast: Tatiana Vilhelmovaa, Pavel Liska, Anna Geislerovaa, Marek Daniel Story: While supermarket employee Monika's dreams are built around the hope that she will someday venture to America to be with her boyfriend, Tonik secretly pines for her. Single mother Dasha finds comfort in the arms of a married man. For details, contact Huda Tabbara on 39682323.

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Date:Dec 21, 2011
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