Outstanding Ambassador: Farzan Poonawala

Farzan Poonawala: Houston Walk Outstanding Ambassador Think it takes superhuman energy coupled with a brilliant fundraising strategy with creative bells and whistles to raise over $21,000 for Partnership Walk? Not according to Farzan Poonawala, the 2008 Houston Walk Outstanding Ambassador and captain of Houston Helpers, winner of the Team High Award. “I’m just a normal…

Celebs for Kids – Help Children suffering from Arthritis and Lupus

http://www.celebsforkids.ca/walk2009.html When Karim Chandani first found out that his eight-year-old daughter has lupus, he cried. Then he took action. Since Chandani’s daughter, Jalisa, was diagnosed with the disease last year, the North Vancouver businessman has put the rest of his life on hold to realize his dream of raising more than $4.2 million to open…

Shams Alidina reappointed to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Mar 10, 2009 10:54 ET Minister Kenney Announces Appointments and Reappointments to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – March 10, 2009) – Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today announced two full-time appointments and five reappointments to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). In the Toronto office, Michael…

Ali Velshi: How a kid from Northern Secondary became CNN’s chief business correspondent and a trusted voice in these turbulent times

WITH NORTH AMERICA mired in a recession, the auto sector flirting with collapse, energy and gas prices fluctuating by the week and the housing market at extreme lows, money is on the minds of North Americans. That’s especially the case for North Toronto’s Ali Velshi who, as CNN’s chief business correspondent, has become a trusted…

Pakistan: NOWPDP organises art competition

5 March 2009 Business Recorder The Network of Organisations Working for People with Disabilities Pakistan (NOWPDP) held recently an art competition, here. Themed ‘Meri Duniya Ke Rang’, the competition was held at the Aga Khan University Football ground, and was the first of three nation-wide art competitions organised by NOWPDP. The competition will be held…

The Astute Investor – Muizz Kheraj

From http://astuteinvestor.blogspot.com/ Professionally, I consider myself an accomplished finance executive with extensive finance and technology experience in diverse industries including investment banking, semiconductors, media, entertainment, and aerospace. I’ve also been passionate about both the big picture, i.e., the economy, debt and equity markets, and how the policies of this country and the world impact all…

Salimah Y. Ebrahim – Journalist, Environmentalist, Producer

Salimah Ebrahim was recently selected to be in the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders 2009 list. Update: Salimah spent past year covering (as a journalist for various Canadian media outlets including “The Globe & Mail” and “The Walrus” Magazine) the 2008 US Presidential Campaign/elections. Traveling across the states covering Hillary Clinton, McCain, and ultimately…

Eboo Patel (US) and Salimah Y. Ebrahim (Canada) on World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders 2009 list

230 leaders from business, government, academia, media, non-profit organizations and arts chosen from around the world Geneva, Switzerland, 25 February 2009 – The World Economic Forum has announced the Young Global Leaders (YGL) 2009. The honour, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes and acknowledges between 200 and 300 outstanding young leaders from around the…

Feed a Need

A recent TV news piece that also highlights the above organization started by Alnoor Dhalla from Calgary. Business booming for thrift stores Updated: Fri Feb. 27 2009 17:04:25 ctvcalgary.ca Thrift stores are having a hard time keeping up with demand for inexpensive goods. Last year, most stores and charities were refusing to take donations because…

Surrey SFU hosts Women’s Day event

March 8 will mark a major day of international celebration for the economic, political, and social achievements of women. A local group – the South Asian Family Association (SAFA) – is preparing for their first annual International Women’s Day Celebration at Surrey’s SFU campus. Senator Mobina Jaffer and former British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) president…

Mossadiq Umedaly awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award

MOSSADIQ UMEDALY, STANFORD OVSHINSKY AND ENER-G-ROTORS RECEIVE CLEANTECH AWARDS IN SAN FRANCISCO Distinguished leaders and companies in clean technology recognized at Cleantech Forum XXI (WORLD-WIRE) SAN FRANCISCO, February 26, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — The Cleantech Group, LLC, founders of the cleantech investment category, today named the winners of its Cleantech Awards in the categories of Entrepreneur…

Book about the funeral ceremony of Ismaili Muslims in Gorno-Badakhsan brought out in Dushanbe

24 February 2009 Asia-PLUS Daily Blitz KHOROG, February 24, 2009, Asia-Plus /Iftikhor Mirshakar/ — 1,000 copies of a book entitled “Sources of the “Charoghravshan” Ritual” have been delivered to Gorno Badakhshan. The book about the most important ceremony for Ismaili Muslims in Gorno Badakhshan is authored by Umed Mamadsherzodshoyev, the director of the branch of…

Rossbina Nathoo – Finalist in the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards

Volunteer Rossbina Nathoo, has been selected as a Finalist for the “Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards,” sponsored by Canadian Immigrant Magazine. Rossbina’s outstanding contribution to the Calgary community, particularly in her full-time volunteer capacity working with seniors though “F.O.C.U.S. on Seniors” has garnered Rossbina a much-coveted finalist designation from the many hundreds of nominations that…

Hussein Rashid – Committed to contributing to an intelligent conversation on religion and religious life in America

Hussein Rashid is a PhD candidate in Harvard University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. His dissertation focuses on racial and ethnic self-identification in South Asian immigrant communities in the US. He has passed qualifying exams in Urdu Language and Literature, Indo-Muslim cultures, Islam in America, and Islamic Civilizations with a focus on Shi’i…

Aleem Kanji selected to become Citizen Board Member of Build Toronto-Invest Toronto initiative

February 23, 2009 City approves new boards of directors for Build Toronto/Invest Toronto Toronto has taken the next step in its plans to enhance Toronto’s economic competitiveness. The new Boards of Directors for Build Toronto and Invest Toronto, proposed by the Mayor’s Nomination Panel, were confirmed today by Toronto City Council. This new model was…

IDLO News Release: update from representative Taj Mitha

–excerpt– IDLO will carry out a research assignment on the Afghan Police. The survey will include: Police structure (central and regional/local police); human resources development (including recruiting, rotation, promotion and salary); budgetary systems; division of roles and responsibilities; potential training activities; and current donor efforts. “This work will elicit important information that will help the…