Rahman Jamal: Surfing to success in the weird city

Rahman Jamal: Surfing to success in the weird city

National Instruments prides itself on being a bit different, fostering its own ethos that even includes having a 100-year business plan Excerpt: “We often sit one step behind the applications, but making them possible,” says Rahman Jamal, technical and marketing director Europe, another long-serving executive who has two decades’ experience with the company. “Some of…

Football Academy President Altaf Hirani's Street Child Team Tanzania wins global title

Football Academy President Altaf Hirani’s Street Child Team Tanzania wins global title

All related Altaf Hirani. Street children win global title After narrowly losing the title during the 2010 event staged in South Africa, the Mwanza-based Tanzania street children this time made no mistake to cruise into the podium, winning the 2014 World Cup edition with scintillating 3-1 comprehensive rout over neighbours Burundi in Rio de Janeiro…

Rashid Alam Hunzai & Team: Invention of Solar and Electric Rickshaw

Rashid Alam Hunzai & Team: Invention of Solar/Electric Hybrid Rickshaw

Karachi (April 1) Rashid Alam is a young engineer hailing from Khairabad Raminji Gojal Hunza who recently completed his bachelors in electronics from Iqra University Karachi. His final year project was ‘Solar and Electrical based hybrid rickshaw (solect) hybrid. In contrast to the conventional rickshaw, Solect works only on solar and electrical charging with a…

Amir Kassam presents at the 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Lusaka, Zambia

Amir Kassam presents at the 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Lusaka, Zambia

Amir Kassam is an adviser in sustainable agriculture intensification with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, and Moderator of the FAO-hosted Global Platform for Conservation Agriculture Community of Practice (CA-CoP). He is a Visiting Professor in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK, where teaches a post-graduate course entitled ‘Rethinking…

Rabia Bana and her team at University of Alberta, placed 3rd out of 24 for 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition

Rabia Bana & team at University of Alberta, placed 3rd out of 24 for 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition

In March 2014, the Emory Global Health Institute hosted its ninth Emory Global Health Case Competition and third international competition. The 2014 international competition brought multidisciplinary teams together from 24 universities to develop reorganizational strategies for the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that it meets the emerging health challenges of the 21st century. Teams…

The Big Interview: Salim Jetha - Bringing Pharmacy Together

The Big Interview: Salim Jetha – Bringing Pharmacy Together

From underpaid prescription payments to a fragmented pharmacy profession, the habitually jovial Salim Jetha often finds himself gasping in frustration. The Avicenna chief executive talks exclusively to Neil Trainis… The headquarters of Avicenna, the independent pharmacy support group, is inconspicuous, embedded in a row of shops dotted along a busy high street in south Croydon.…

Dr. Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate

“Roshan Thomas – A hero for our times,” by Dr. Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate. Roshan Thomas Scholarship to be established

ROSHAN THOMAS, pioneering educationalist in Afghanistan, “a hero for our times.” A statement from Dr Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate. We mourn one of our own ….an outstanding IB parent who created a better world for children in Kabul The IB community is deeply and immeasurably saddened to hear that Roshan Thomas…

Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer « SIMERG – Insights from Around the World

Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer

Acting in the path of God Eliminates limitations, restrictions, conceptions In pursuit of noble actions To sustain, promote, achieve Enhancement, progress, understanding Amongst God’s most beautiful creation The human being. With clarity of mind Determination against any odds It was but natural That Roshan picked a far-away geography Hoping and pursuing and working towards A…

Dr. Farida Virani appointed Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD

Dr. Farida Virani appointed Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD

MET Schools of Management faculty, Dr. Farida Virani has been appointed as Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) – Empretec Programme for India. In partnership with the Office of the National Director of Empretec’s India, she would be contributing towards the installation and development of Empretec’s national building programmes…

Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla: Named One of Canada's Most Powerful Women

Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla: Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

The WXN awards celebrate the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.  Since 1997, 728 remarkable women have been honoured.  Jenny is receiving the honour for her outstanding executive leadership and contributions to the community under the RBC Champion Awards Category.  She is being recognized for…

The Founders Club at Wharton School of Business, by Aly Kassim-Lakha

The Founders Club at Wharton School of Business, by Aly Kassim-Lakha

At the Founders’ Club we aim to bring together people who share the goal of launching a startup. Our members have diverse backgrounds (e.g., engineers, lawyers, product developers, medical students) and include students at both the undergrad and grad level from several schools at Penn and Drexel, as well as alumni and Philly locals. We hold weekly, specially focused…

Jameel Sayani, Rasool Rayani, named to Top 20 Under 40 Business Achievement Award for Vancouver Island

Jameel Sayani, Rasool Rayani, named to Top 20 Under 40 Business Achievement Award for Vancouver Island

Employer: MNP LLP Position: Business Advisor & Chartered Accountant Designation(s): CA, CAFM Biography: Jameel was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. He then ventured out to Toronto and earned a Bachelor of Applied Science with Specialized Honours in Space Engineering. He then began his journey back to the West Coast by moving to Edmonton, where…

Mehak Tejani on Passages Canada

Mehak Tejani on Passages Canada

Country of Origin: Pakistan Themes: Immigration, Black History/African Heritage, Asian Heritage, Identity & Heritage, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Adjusting to Life in Canada Bio: Mehak holds a BA in Honours Economics from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at…

Heena Jiwani to present at the Chicago International Conference on Education, May 22-23, 2014

Heena Jiwani to present at the Chicago International Conference on Education, May 22-23, 2014

Ms. Heena Jiwani Religious Teacher Institute of Education, LONDON/ Aga Khan Council for USA A native of Texas, I currently teach religious education to Isma’ili Muslim youth in the Dallas area. I graduated from Emory University with undergraduate degrees in Business and Religious Studies and went on to pursue a dual-masters degree in London, England.…

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For Canada’s Volunteer Week, Aga Khan Council President Malik Talib Tells Ismaili Volunteers, “You Are a Beacon of Islamic Ethics”

We wish you a lifetime of “enlightened self-fulfillment” The President of His Highness the Aga Khan Ismaili Council for Canada, Malik Talib, issued the following message through the community’s weekly newsletter “Al-Akhbar” as the country marks the National Volunteer Week from April 6-12:

Telus VP Zainul Mawji named one of Edmonton's top 100 Women in Business

Telus VP Zainul Mawji named one of Edmonton’s top 100 Women in Business

As Vice-President of Operations Strategy & Execution at TELUS, Zainul leads a diverse team of 100 professionals across Canada who shape operational strategy, direct business transformation initiatives, and launch new technologies and services. Her team’s programs create substantial improvements in customer experience and team member productivity across residential, business and wholesale telecom markets. Zainul and…