Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In the News....June 2009

UK to promote ghee-free Indian food
Indian Express - Jun 23, 2009
The Department of Health has launched an online nutrition centre in partnership with the Aga Khan, head of the Ismaili Muslim community. ...

East Africa gets broadband It may make life easier and cheaper
economist.com - Jun 18, 2009
The 2nd cable fronted by the Aga Khan network will connect more East African ... SEACOM is geared towards countries where the Aga Khan has businesses which ...

Rural areas in state also feel the heat of economic meltdown
Indian Express - Jun 25, 2009
He and his two friends got the placement at CSC after completing a basic course from the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) Teaching Centre at Sagpara ..

Technology centres in Northern Areas
DAWN.com - Jun 16, 2009
Microsoft and the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan inked an agreement to establish the country's firstever pilot community technology learning centres in the ...
How the world is shaped by the 'clash of ignorances'
Daily Nation - Jun 15, 2009
These are issues which have engaged the Aga Khan Development Network for over two decades, including the innovative curricular planning of our schools and ...
Development: Looking back
DAWN.com - Jun 14, 2009
In Hunza, the Aga Khan Education Service has operated schools for over half a century; ... The various arms of the Aga Khan Development Network impacted on ..
2.7 Million Local-Currency Guarantee to Aga Khan Agency, First Mi
MicroCapital - Jun 12, 2009
The Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM) was established in 2005 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its microfinance activities is administered ...

UNBEATEN ZARKAVA RETIRED TO STUD | Sporting Life - Horse Racing …
Sportinglife.com - Jun 9, 2009
The Aga Khan said: "The quality and youth of our broodmare band is of the utmost ... "The Aga Khan Studs have produced three exceptional fillies in three ...
Posh Evenings And Golden Galas
Hamptons.com - Jun 7, 2009
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan and designer Nancy Corzine hosted a simply elegant cocktail reception for the co-chairs and committees of this year's Rita Hayworth ...

Prince Rahim Aga Khan visits Gorno Badakhshan...Jun 4

Grameen-Jameel Joins Hands with Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance
Zawya - Jun 3, 2009
"We are proud to collaborate with the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, who is renowned in the ... The Chairman of the Board is his Highness the Aga Khan. ...
Walkers raise $75K to fight global poverty
Waterloo Record - Jun 2, 2009
They were taking part in the World Partnership Walk, a fundraising event for the Aga Khan Foundation Canada that began in Vancouver in 1985. ...

Prince Rahim Aga Khan arrives in Tajikistan tomorrow on a three-day working visit...June 1

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Aga Khan - Forbes Magazine June 2009

In Pictures: World's Richest Royals

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Prince Karim Al Husseini, Aga Khan

Fortune: $800 million (down $200 million)
Age: 72
Spiritual leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims chairs the Aga Khan Development Network that promotes investments in Asia and Africa. Horse racing enthusiast owns 900 thoroughbreds at stud farms in Ireland and France; holds stake in Goffs, one of Britain's largest horse auction houses, as well as French horse auction house Arqana. Values down in belt-tightening markets. Awarded titles of Grand Patron and Grand Donor by the French Minister for Culture for his contributions to cultural development in France; also made an honorary citizen of Canada in the past year.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Aga Khan receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from Cambridge University

Aga Khan honoured

His Highness the Aga Khan, Bill Gates and other honorary degree recipients processing into Senate House for the degree ceremony. Photo/Courtesy of University of Cambridge
His Highness the Aga Khan, Bill Gates and other honorary degree recipients processing into Senate House for the degree ceremony. Photo/Courtesy of University of Cambridge
Posted Saturday, June 13 2009 at 19:13

His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, on Friday received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the University of Cambridge’s Pembroke College.
The Aga Khan becomes the first Muslim to receive the distinction in the university’s 800-year history.
“As we celebrate our eight hundredth anniversary, it is perhaps fitting that we first honour a man who traces his ancestry to the sixth century, and to the Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him,” said Dr Rupert Thompson, classicist and Fellow of Selwyn College, in a citation read out in Latin, in keeping with the College’s tradition.
“Since becoming the fourth Aga Khan, he has worked tirelessly, through his development network, to ensure that those who are pressed by the worst poverty should enjoy a reasonable standard of health care, education and financial security. And this is not humanitarianism, as he says, but the requirement of his faith.”
The Honorary Doctorate of Divinity is awarded to individuals who have made a global impact through their religious leadership.
Earlier in the week, he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta in recognition of his efforts to improve the lives of the world’s poor and build a global culture of tolerance.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Ismailis in the News - Shariff family invests in Orleans East End

New east-end hotel breaks ground
Orleans Star - ‎May 22, 2009‎
Bob Monette and the city to push the project forward, as well as enthusiastic backing from the family's Ismaili community. “Today is an exciting opportunity ...

Ismailis in the News - 'Saffron Dreams' author Shaila Abdullah

Noted as "Word Artist" by critics, Shaila Abdullah is an award-winning author and designer based in Austin, Texas. Her creative work focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of Pakistani women and their often unconventional choices in life. Her writing also deals with the Asian experience in America, the conflict between the two worlds and the culture of her adopted country. She offers her readers a window into the multicultural world through her vibrant characters.

Abdullah was born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1971. She has a bachelors degree in English literature and a diploma in graphic design. She also has a diploma in freelance writing. She has written several short stories, articles, and personal essays for various publications, such as Maybe Quarterly, Damazine, Women's Own, She, Fashion Collection, Dallas Child, Web Guru, About Families, Sulekha, Pakistaniaat, and a magazine of the Daily Dawn newspaper called Tuesday Review, etc. She is a member of the Writers' League of Texas.

'I am an advocate of Islam's truer face'
Rediff - We're called Ismaili Muslims," she explains. "But I chose to live in the US because here I have the freedom to actually write what I want and I can use my ...

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ismailis in the News - Youth group captures Duke of Edinburgh awards

Youth group captures awards
North Shore News - ‎May 20, 2009‎
Fatehali is the leader and founder of the Lower Mainland Ismaili Youth Extreme Adventure Group, and 14 of its participants received the Duke of Edinburgh ...

Ismailis in the News - Dr Shelina Dhanji

Ajax dentist heads to Africa
Newsdurhamregion.com - ‎May 16, 2009‎
The hospital is funded through the Agha Khan Foundation, which was created by the spiritual leader of Ismailis. The foundation does international ...

Ismailis in the News - Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon win prestigious award



April 28, 2009

British Columbian authors Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon are thrilled that their book, The Power of Giving, has won the prestigious Nautilus Silver Award. The Power of Giving helps readers discover the many gifts they have to offer— including tapping into their potential, being creative and innovative and finding inner happiness.

“We are very thrilled and grateful that this book has been considered for such a prestigious award and also for the recognition of the message the book conveys,” said the authors of the book, Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon.

The Power of Giving was released by Tarcher/Penguin in August 2008 and hit #1 on Amazon.ca. To date, it has been published in seven languages in nine countries.
The Nautilus Book Awards recognize and reward world-changing books. This is the 9th annual award. Past winners include: Deepak Chopra, M.D., Barbara Kingsolver, Frances Moore Lappe’, Thich Nnat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Naomi Wolf and Paul Rogat Loeb, PhD.
An experienced team of book reviewers, librarians, authors, editors, bookstore owners, and leaders in the publishing industry carefully select the finalists and winners in a three-tiered judging process. Winning titles will be exhibited in a 2009 Nautilus Book Awards Showcase at BookExpo America held in the Jacob Javits Center in New York from May 28 - 31, 2009.
All Silver Award-winning titles will now move on to the final phase of judging. Gold Winners will be announced on http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/ on the morning of Friday, May 30th as well as at the BEA. The Nautilus Book Awards are administered by Marilyn McGuire & Associates, Inc. of Eastsound, WA, in association with Independent Publisher Online of Traverse City, MI.
All author royalties for The Power of Giving will go to Tides Canada Foundation.

Jamal and McKinnon are both sought-after speakers for their expertise in philanthropy. Jamal is a keynote speaker and management consultant who speaks worldwide with the goal of inspiring leaders, at all levels, to unleash potential and regain balance (The Corporate Sufi Way). McKinnon is one of North America’s leading fundraising experts, who also lectures globally. The Power of Giving has received acclaim from Wayne Dyer, Seth Godin, Jack Canfield and many more prominent reviewers.

For more information, please visit http://www.thepowerofgiving.org/.
For images visit: http://thepowerofgiving.org/media.aspx.

More information

Theresa Giacopasi Katie Sheehan
Tarcher-Penguin Harvey McKinnon Associates
(212) 366-2851 (604) 732-4351 ext. 100 Theresa.giacopasi@us.penguingroup.com ksheehan@harveymckinnon.com

World Partnership Walk - In the news

Thousands walk and roll at weekend fundraising events
Vancouver Sun - ‎May 31, 2009‎
By Denise Ryan, Vancouver SunMay 31, 2009 BC Premier Gordon Campbell (left) warms up with the crowd on Sunday, before the beginning of the 25th annual World ...
Ten thousand people and bright sunshine expected for Sunday's ...
Vancouver Sun - ‎May 31, 2009‎
By Mary Frances Hill, Vancouver SunMay 31, 2009 Sunny skies are predicted as some 10000 philanthropists prepare for Sunday's Aga Khan Foundation's World ...
Walkers raise $75K to fight global poverty
Waterloo Record - ‎21 hours ago‎
About 800 people laced up their shoes in Kitchener's Victoria Park and raised more than $75000 to fight global poverty. They were taking part in the World ...
Walking to combat poverty
Metro Canada - Vancouver - ‎Jun 1, 2009‎
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson takes part in the World Partnership Walk in Stanley Park yesterday. The 25th World Partnership Walk in Stanley Park raised ...
Aga Khan's Vancouver walk raises $2 million for global poverty fight
The Province - ‎May 31, 2009‎
By Carmen Chai, The ProvinceMay 31, 2009 Sara Janmohamed 2 1/2 of West Vancouver joined thousands of walkers in the World Partnership Walk to raise funds to ...
Thousands were on hand for the World Partnership Walk on Sunday at ...
24 Hours Vancouver - ‎May 31, 2009‎
By DHARM MAKWANA, 24 HOURS More than $2 million raised through Sunday's fundraising event, marking its silver anniversary, will go to the Aga Khan ...
Thousands walk in downtown Toronto to end poverty
CP24, Canada - ‎May 31, 2009‎
Thousands walk during the annual World Partnership Walk to raise money for people living in poverty in developing contries on May 31, 2009. ...

Ismailis in the News - Globe and Mail Finance Article

Globe and Mail Photo

'Sandwich generation' has a full plate
Globe and Mail - ‎May 31, 2009‎
In Ms. Mawani's Ismaili-Muslim culture, children look after their parents, and so her siblings do as much as they can to contribute. ...

Ismailis in the News - Nadir Mohamed, CEO Rogers

Nadir Mohamed, president & CEO for Rogers Communications.
Photograph by: Ward Perrin , Vancouver Sun

New CEO will boost Rogers: UBS analyst
Vancouver Sun - ‎May 30, 2009‎
By David Pett, Financial PostMarch 31, 2009 Based on trading yesterday, the jury is still out on the appointment of Nadir Mohamed as Rogers Communications ...
'Ted was Ted, what I do is different'
Financial Post - ‎May 30, 2009‎
Nadir Mohamed was both a colleague and close friend to the late Ted Rogers. Joining the company in 2000, he worked closely with Mr. Rogers, building the ...
Roger's tall challenges: New CEO takes it slow and steady
Canada.com - ‎May 30, 2009‎
By Jamie Sturgeon, Financial PostMay 30, 2009 Newly appointed Rogers CEO Nadir Mohamed speaks to Post reporter Jamie Sturgeon at the Rogers Communications ...
The man who now rules Mr. Rogers' neighbourhood
Toronto Star - ‎May 30, 2009‎
Rogers Communications Inc. chief executive Nadir Mohamed, 53, is the first to admit he isn't Ted Part 2. In fact, they're a study in contrasts. ...
Rogers CEO says there's only room for one more national wireless ...
The Canadian Press - ‎May 29, 2009‎
TORONTO — Rogers Communications' (TSX:RCI.B) newly appointed chief executive Nadir Mohamed is preparing for what is expected to be a dramatic battle over ...
Rogers spends to get with the programs
Globe and Mail - ‎May 31, 2009‎
Canada's major television networks will unveil their new fall prime-time lineups this week, hoping to attract an influx of ad dollars with the promise of ...
Rogers' CEO facing an industry sea change, unfazed
Globe and Mail - ‎May 29, 2009‎
TORONTO, ONT- 29/05/09 - Nadir Mohamed is the new CEO of Rogers. This is our first one-on-one with him since he took the position. ...