Children’s Hope Foundation annual charity partners with InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Children’s Hope Foundation (CHF), a humanitarian organisation working towards the welfare of underprivileged children across the world, has gained strong support from the local community of Dubai for its upcoming annual Charity Ball on November 6, 2008. InterContinental Dubai Festival City, one of the newest five star hotels in the city, has extended its support…

Dr. Mohamud A. Verjee, MBChB

Dr Mohamud A. Verjee, BSc (Hons), MBChB, DRCOG, CCFP, formerly a Clinical Associate Professor in family medicine at the University of Calgary, Alberta, became the inaugural Director of Primary Care at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar in July 2007. Upon joining Cornell, he was invited to assume leadership as the Director of Clinical Skills,…

Tajik Athletes Win 12 Medals In Asian Arm-Wrestling Championship in Almaty

3 October 2008 / Asia-PLUS Daily Blitz DUSHANBE, October 3, 2008, Asia-Plus /Shavkat Rahmatulloyev/ — Tajik athletes have won 12 medals, including three gold, four silver and five bronze medals, in the 7th Asian Arm-Wrestling Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The competition was held on September 26-28 and athletes from nine countries, including Japan, Iran, Mongolia,…

Alykhan Velshi part of the victorious Conservative war room

“The war room’s inner circle brought together some of the Conservatives’ elite ministerial staff, folks such as the PMO’s director of priorities, planning and research Mark Cameron, Foreign Minister David Emerson’s former press secretary Lynn Meahan, Industry Minister Jim Prentice’s spokeswoman Deirdre McCracken, as well as Secretary of State for Multiculturalism Jason Kenney and his…

Safeer Jiwan’s Quran for iPhone App

Take the entire Qur’an (Quran, Koran) with you wherever you go! Easily narrow down to specific Surahs and Ayat, or listen to and read the text cover-to-cover in both English and Arabic! This light-weight app includes an offline copy of the Qur’an and features a powerful text search engine and bookmarking system, giving you instant…

Rumina Daya – Reporter

Rumina Daya is an award winning journalist who has covered stories all over the world, including the war in Afghanistan and the Tsunami in Sri Lanka, for which she won an RTNDA (Radio-Television News Directors Association) award. Originally from Calgary, she graduated with a Communications degree with a major in journalism at Mount Royal College.…

Governor General to Present the Caring Canadian Award to Almas Dhrolia-Jiwani

Related: Almas Jiwani honoured for dedication to humanitarian work Governor General to Present the Caring Canadian Award to 14 Volunteers in Toronto Thursday September 25, 11:19 am ET OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(MARKET WIRE)–Sep 25, 2008 — Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award to 14…

Shabin Mohamed: Board Member Royal Ontario Museum Institute for Contemporary Culture

Shabin Mohamed is a chartered accountant by training. She sits on the board of Sheena’s Place, an organization for people affected by eating disorders, the board of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and the advisory board for the Breakfast Clubs of Canada. Shabin organized a travelling art exhibition in Vancouver from the Pamir region…

5 million US Muslims seek voice in OIC – Interview with Sada Cumber, US special envoy to OIC

Interview with Malaysian Newspaper. America’s first ever US special envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Conference, Sada Cumber, was in Kuala Lumpur recently. He talked to NISHA SABANAYAGAM about how the Muslim world has moved from an open society to a closed one. Q: You have visited many countries in recent times. What have you…

Young Canadian diplomats fight to defend Afghan mission

http://www.canada.com Excerpts: — PARIS – Three young Canadian diplomats are on the front line of a fierce political battle to defend the Afghanistan counter-insurgency and reconstruction mission, which has been pummelled over the summer by a string of Taliban military and propaganda coups. United Nations senior Afghanistan political adviser Chris Alexander and North Atlantic Treaty…

Fixing ‘antiques’ – Mind Your Body: Interview with Dr Reshma Merchant

Fixing ‘antiques’ – Mind Your Body, The Straits Times (Thursday, 14 August 2008) Dr Reshma Merchant, 37, is a consultant geriatrician in the Department of Medicine at National University Hospital. She tells SAMANTHA ENG why she finds working with old people intellectually stimulating Last year, Dr Reshma bagged the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence given…