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Dr. Saida Rasul named Order of British Columbia 2015

The latest round of recipients to the province’s highest form of recognition, the Order of British Columbia (O.B.C.) were announced on Friday by Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon. “For 26 years, the Order of British Columbia has recognized the remarkable accomplishments and efforts by extraordinary British Columbians,” said Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon. “This year we honour British Columbians…

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Natasha Jiwa-Walji ran in London Marathon to raise funds for Tenovus Cancer Care

Friday, 26 April 2015: Natasha Jiwa-Walji, an 18-year-old student from Pembrokeshire, took part in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Tenovus Cancer Care. Up until recently, Natasha (pictured) had never run long distance and went from casually taking part in sports that she enjoyed to running the London Marathon. Natasha lost her mum to…

Sadrudddin Hashwani receives Belgium's highest award for promoting bilateral ties

Sadrudddin Hashwani receives Belgium’s highest award for promoting bilateral ties

Pakistan-Belgium relations: Business tycoon gets Belgium’s highest award for promoting ties Published: April 22, 2015 – Several journalists and civil society members were also present at the occasion. PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD: Sadruddin Hashwani’s services to promoting bilateral ties between Pakistan and Belgium were recognised in a ceremony held at a local hotel on Monday night.…

Niagara USA Chamber honours hotelier Faisal Merani with Business Person of the Year Award

Niagara USA Chamber honours hotelier Faisal Merani with Business Person of the Year Award

Niagara USA Chamber honors local businesses HONORS: Niagara USA Chamber recognizes best in local business during 2015 annual dinner. Niagara Falls hotelier Faisal Merani received the Business Person of the Year award during Friday’s Niagara USA Chamber Honors event February 28, 2015 By Philip Gambini The Niagara USA Chamber honored local business people and commerce…

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Dr. Farida Virani – Master of Ceremony at the NIPM National Summit 2015 in Mumbai

Dr. Farida Virani – Master of Ceremony for the NIPM National Summit 2015 ‘MAKE IN INDIA – THE PEOPLE PERSPECTIVE’ National Institute of Personnel Management is the premier all-India Institute of professionals engaged in personnel management, industrial relations, labor welfare and human resources development. The NIPM Mumbai Chapter organized its National Summit on 27th March…

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Zaher (Jim) Sunderji received Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance

The Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance congratulates the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Mr. Jim (Zaher) Sunderji, Chief Executive Officer, Dynasty Furniture Manufacturing Ltd. As the founder of Dynasty Furniture and throughout the past 36 years, Jim has successfully grown the company to over 500 employees in two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in both eastern and western Canada,…

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Exploring Horizons – Youth Engaging Seniors

Natasha and Alisha Nanji, twin sisters, started a nonprofit organization called Exploring Horizons, after witnessing senior neglect whilst volunteering at seniors’ homes. The organization hosts monthly sessions involving fun and mentally challenging activities and presentations to engage senior citizens and to bridge the inter-generational gap between seniors and youth. The organization has been featured on Rogers…

The Express Tribune Pakistan | Close call: Pakistani mountaineer Mirza Ali survives Everest avalanche

The Express Tribune Pakistan | Close call: Pakistani mountaineer Mirza Ali survives Everest avalanche

GILGIT: Pakistani mountaineer Mirza Ali has survived a deadly avalanche triggered on Mount Everest by the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25, claiming over 3,500 lives. Mirza’s brother, Mehboob Ali, told The Express Tribune on Monday that Mirza was at a camp on the mountain at an altitude of 6,000 metres, along…

MPs Angie Bray, Eric Ollerenshaw and Secretary of State Sajid Javid, with Ismaili Council President Amin Mawji and other Jamati leaders at the Houses of Parliament Navroz reception. (Image credit: Riaz Kassam via TheIsmaili.com)

Members of the British Parliament invite Ismaili Leadership to celebrate Navroz at the Parliament, paying tribute to His Highness the Aga Khan & the Ismaili Community

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the Ismaili Community for everything you do for our country – from public service, charitable work, business and education. Your community is a shining example of what is so great about our country.” – British Prime Minister David Cameron “Navroz with the Ismaili…

Sadat Naderi assumes charge of Urban Development Ministry - Khaama Press Afghan News

Sadat Naderi assumes charge of Urban Development Ministry – Khaama Press Afghan News

Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi assumed charge of the Ministry of Urban Development on Wednesday after he was officially introduced by Eng. Mohamamd Khan – the first deputy to Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah. Naderi reaffirmed commitment to standardize the urban development system and pledged to start practical work on plans which were presented to the…

CBC Radio - Canada, Calgary & the Ismailis - Canada’s favorite person – Mayor Naheed Nenshi and the ever popular Ismaili community’s 2014 Stampede “Break-the-fast”

CBC Radio’s Vinyl Cafe: Canada, Calgary & the Ismailis: Canada’s favorite person – Mayor Naheed Nenshi and the ever popular Ismaili community’s 2014 Stampede “Break-the-fast”

On March 2, 2015 in front of a packed audience of 2,500 at Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall, Stuart McLean recorded CBC Radio’s hit show Vinyl Cafe, wherein he spoke about Canada, Calgary and the Ismailis. He specifically spoke about what makes this country and this city special, highlighting the first Muslim mayor of any…

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Celebration of Life – Nadir Jamal

From Brechin, a beloved member of our community has left us far too early. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in December and passed away peacefully on April 10, 2015. His spirit of altruism and generosity touched many; he dedicated his life to serving his faith and community. He was dedicated to enhancing and building…

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Naeem Razwani, Sitara Merchant present at ‘Inclusive Financing for Housing’ Conference, Washington, DC.

Inclusive Financing for Housing: Exploring Viable Business Models Panelists from the three Housing IGP grantees, USAID, and SEEP gathered in Washington DC for an engaging day of knowledge exchange, sharing findings from their specific project implementation experiences with each other and deepening the conversation around inclusive financing for housing. This video records a final learning session…

Jane Devji, Al Jina to present on B.C.'s Continuing Care Sector, April 27, 2015, Vancouver

Jane Devji, Al Jina to present on B.C.’s Continuing Care Sector, April 27, 2015, Vancouver

Jane Devji, CEO, Delta View Campus of CareCare To Chat – April 27th, 2015 – Terminal City Club Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions of BC’s Continuing Care Sector Jane Devji, RN immigrated to Canada in 1975 and, since 1976, has owned and operated several residential care facilities across British Columbia. She served for many years on…

Sadat Naderi pledges a comprehensive urban development system | Khaama Press Afghan News

Sadat Naderi pledges a comprehensive urban development system | Khaama Press Afghan News

The minister-designate for the Ministry of Urban Development Affairs and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi on Wednesday pledged to develop and plan a comprehensive urban development system. Naderi was presenting his work plans to the lawmakers in the Lower House of the Parliament – Wolesi Jirga after he was nominated and introduced for the Ministry…

CBC Radio: Aliyah Shivji on Niqabs

CBC Radio: Aliyah Shivji on Niqabs

It’s Thursday and that means time to check-in with listeners’ thoughts on stories of the past week. Our Friday host David Common joined Anna Maria in studio to help get through all the feedback. Click here to listen to Aliyah’s take, at the source: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-march-26-2015-1.3010107/checking-in-on-wearing-niqabs-electric-cars-barrett-brown-more-1.3010165 Aliyah Shivji is a Canadian-born Endodontist who practices in the…

Power & Influence - spring 2015 - Calgary Mayor Nahid Nenshi on cover cover - mp

The Hill Times: Power & Influence: Big City Mayors with Big Challenges – Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Ismailimail is proud to share Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi featured on the front cover of the Spring 2015 edition of Power & Influence. Mayor Naheed Nenshi becomes the third Canadian Ismaili to be featured in The Hill Times‘ edition of Power & Influence. Previously, Khalil Shariff, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Arif Lalani, Canadian…

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Dr. Henna Budhwani: University of Alabama Examines Prenatal, Delivery, and Postnatal Care in Pakistan

Dr. Henna Budhwani, assistant professor in the department of health care organization and policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham — in collaboration with Dr. Kristine Ria Hearld, assistant professor in UAB’s School of Health Professions; and Ms. Hanne S. Harbison, nurse practitioner in UAB’s division of infectious diseases — recently examined individual and…

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Al Meghji: Tax guy to the rescue

Tax guy to the rescue – Legal Report: Tax Law Written by Jennifer Brown – January 5, 2015 Who would have thought tax lawyers would be the new superhero in today’s legal landscape, but increasingly they are, often swooping in to save clients from judgment in the global court of public opinion as well as…