Houston: Volunteers aid in Thanksgiving Day “Superfeast”

By TERRI LANGFORD Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Nov. 27, 2008, 3:06PM –excerpt– Hermann Square and Tranquility Park for the 24th Annual Waste Management Superfeast, a free Thanksgiving meal for those without means or simply those individuals without a place to go for the holiday. — Two Sugar Land teens — Farah Ladha, 17 and Alysa…

Embassy Magazine chronicles return of Alykhan Velshi to Minister Jason Kenney’s office

Jason Kenney, the new minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism, now has a significantly expanded staff. He has also made some key changes at the top. Mr. Kenney’s interim chief of staff is Darrel Reid. His former chief of staff Tenzin Khangsar has been reassigned to the newly-created position of director of multiculturalism, a move…

Alykhan Velshi moves back into Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Hon. Jason Kenney’s Office

Alykhan Velshi, former director of Parliamentary affairs to Mr. Baird has now joined the office of the newly minted Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Minister Hon. Jason Kenney (Calgary Southeast, Alta.). Mr. Velshi, who moved to Mr. Baird’s office prior to the last federal election has now returned to Mr. Kenney’s office as Director of…

Charter for Compassion – TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong’s wish to change the world

Professor Ali Asani is in Charter’s Council. People of all nations, all faiths, all backgrounds, are invited to contribute. By recognizing that the Golden Rule is fundamental to all world religions, the Charter for Compassion can inspire people to think differently about religion. This Charter is being created in a collaborative project by people from…

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…