Shafik Tejani: Hotel set to open in Odessa, Texas

After construction delays set back a December opening, Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Hotel Group is expected to open sometime in the middle of February, said Shafik Tejani, vice president of hotel management firm MTP Hospitalities. “We had a deadline, and because of circumstances, it didn’t happen,” Tejani said of the 79 room-hotel at 4300 E. 50th St. “We’ve actually had people trying to … Continue reading Shafik Tejani: Hotel set to open in Odessa, Texas

Zakiya Pirani lights up possibilities in South America

While many Canadian business schools have begun to appreciate the importance of environmental issues, environmental concerns and issues of sustainability have always been central to the College of Management and Economics.  Students interested in these areas have the opportunity to take courses focused on corporate social responsibility and sustainability.  Zakiya Pirani is a Human Resource Management major who recently completed an Applied Business Project course … Continue reading Zakiya Pirani lights up possibilities in South America

Kenya: Zameer Noorali: Entrepreneur turns garbage into source of income

Taka Kenya offers an integrated waste management solution since it collects solid waste, sorts it into various groups (paper, plastic, glass, metal, food) and sells the product forward to a recycler such that eventually zero per cent of the country’s waste will arrive at a landfill or dumpsite. The first time that Tanzanian-born Zameer Noorali, executive director of Taka Kenya, thought about the waste management … Continue reading Kenya: Zameer Noorali: Entrepreneur turns garbage into source of income

Student Shahid Mawji starts his own science club, the Brampton Edisons

“…The challenge is to remain an artist after you grow up,” said Pablo Picasso. The quote holds true for Shahid Mawji, a grade 12 student from Brampton, who’s plunged into the world of adults by starting his own science club, the Brampton Edisons. Mawji took the help of Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre that contributes to the growth of local economy by fostering long-term sustainability … Continue reading Student Shahid Mawji starts his own science club, the Brampton Edisons

Naeem (Nick) Noorani: Minister Kenney Unveils Revamped Welcome to Canada Guide and New Living in Canada Online Tool

Vancouver, April 2, 2013 — A new, more comprehensive guide and a new web tool to help newcomers settle and integrate in Canada were unveiled today by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. CIC’s new flagship publication, Welcome to Canada, is intended to be the official handbook to assist immigrants in preparing to come to Canada and to help them navigate their way during … Continue reading Naeem (Nick) Noorani: Minister Kenney Unveils Revamped Welcome to Canada Guide and New Living in Canada Online Tool

How Kenya Airways pilot Captain Salim M. Verjee saved a Turkish plane from crashing

On August 14th 2008 a Turkish Airlines Airbus A310-300, registration TC-JDA, was performing flight TK1123 from Istanbul (Turkey) to Lagos (Nigeria) with 196 passengers, but went missing while on approach to Lagos at around 10pm Lagos local time. The airplane later landed at the airport of Lome (Togo), about 120nm (nautical miles) west of Lagos. The Civil Aviation Authority of Togo reported the following day, … Continue reading How Kenya Airways pilot Captain Salim M. Verjee saved a Turkish plane from crashing

Mirza Ali & Samina Baig’s Mt.Everest Expedition

Mirza & Samina Summit picGender equality Expeditions Mt.Everest (8848m), 2013

A historical mountain climbing expedition to Mt.Everest in Pakistan`s adventure history

By Mirza Ali,  Pak Youth Outreach – Many events are being organized to commemorate Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Mt Everest on 29 May 1953.

Mirza Ali & Samina Baig are the two Pakistanis participating in this great event.

The expedition starts from 1st April 2013 until 3rd June 2013. The team will attempt the mountain via the south face from Nepalese side, the expedition has booked with famous M/s Seven Summit, the expedition is privately sponsored by Mirza & Samina’s foreign friends.

samina Summit pic with Pak FlagMiza Ali and Samina Baig are natives of Shimshal Valley deep in the extreme Karakorum range in Upper Hunza. Mirza (29 years) has been climbing for last 12 years and works as a mountain guide, expedition leader and trainer in the Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush. Samina Baig is a 21 year old student of Arts and the only Pakistani mountain climber girl to adopt mountaineering as a profession. She has been climbing regularly since 2010. Her goal is to empower women through adventure and outdoor sports and to encourage them to explore the mountains. Samina Baig and her Brother Mirza Ali started the Pakistan Youth Outreach Program, an initiative to educate and give awareness about outdoor activities and research work on glaciers, mountains and promote as well as encourage women in mountain adventure sports in Pakistan. Continue reading “Mirza Ali & Samina Baig’s Mt.Everest Expedition”

Arif Lalani, Canada’s first-ever Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Canada Expands Diplomatic Reach April 2, 2013 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that Ambassador Arif Lalani will assume new duties as Canada’s first-ever Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). “This appointment is the latest example of Canada’s principled foreign policy in action,” said Baird. “It is also part of our government’s concerted efforts to forge new partnerships, seek out … Continue reading Arif Lalani, Canada’s first-ever Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Sohail Merchant: Biological science majors emerge as top winners of InNOLEvation Challenge – Florida State University

They vied against some stiff competition in the Shark Tank round of Florida State University’s InNOLEvation Challenge and faced tough questions by a panel of judges, but on April 13, High-Throughput Revolutions emerged as the first-place winner of the six-month business competition, and taking home $150,000 in cash and in-kind services. The first-place winners and founders of High-Throughput Revolutions are biological science majors Nicholas Vafai … Continue reading Sohail Merchant: Biological science majors emerge as top winners of InNOLEvation Challenge – Florida State University

Naim Lalji establishes London Tennis School

Naim Lalji has trained with Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski, Alex Bogdanovic and was coached by Peter Fleming (2004 – 2006).  He has competed against and beaten top British players such as Andy Murray.  He won the Middlesex County Championships under 12s, 14s, 16s, 18s and Open Men’s.  He competed at the prestigious Queen’s Club ATP, the Wimbledon Championships and represented Team GB aged 15.  He … Continue reading Naim Lalji establishes London Tennis School

Amir and Yasmin Virani – Sharing the Beauty of Islam

Amir and Yasmin Virani are second generation Ugandans who have adopted Canada as their home. Their incredible story gives an insight into their life, and their experiences provide the background to what has led to their generous donations to UBC, the Vancouver community, and British Columbia as a whole. Born and raised in Uganda, the Viranis enjoyed life just as any family would in their … Continue reading Amir and Yasmin Virani – Sharing the Beauty of Islam

Ethicist Dr. Bashir Jiwani to present keynote speech at palliative care conference

Dr Bashir Jiwani, Fraser Health Services Dr Bashir Jiwani is Ethicist & Director for Fraser Health Ethics Services whose mandate includes clinical and organizational ethics and diversity services. He has been with Fraser Health since the inception of the department in 2005 and has been working in the field for 15 years. Bashir is an experienced speaker, having done hundreds of workshops and presentations across … Continue reading Ethicist Dr. Bashir Jiwani to present keynote speech at palliative care conference

Vote for Alia Nasir’s Grand Challenges Canada Application

Providing sustainable quality health care services to the underprivileged with dignity. Community will be mobilized to pay an affordable membership fee for quality health services i.e. community workers, tele-health, ambulance and primary/maternity care. http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6E63CB4CDB085A8 Continue reading Vote for Alia Nasir’s Grand Challenges Canada Application

Anar Popatia: Selected finalist for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards

Anar Popatia has served on numerous boards in the health and education sectors, community and government. Most important to her is the ability to inspire our youth to be the best that they can be and reach out to those who are less fortunate. Recently, she assisted and advised her daughter in setting up the Warming Hearts Foundation funded via the Vancouver Foundation to support … Continue reading Anar Popatia: Selected finalist for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards

Dr. Saida Rasul: Selected finalist for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards

Dr. Saida Rasul is a dentist by profession and has owned and operated a private dental practice in Vancouver for 26 years. As a new immigrant, when she came to Vancouver, Canada in 1981, she was expecting her first child. Dr. Rasul started working as an associate dentist just two weeks after giving birth to her first daughter. Over the years, she had two more … Continue reading Dr. Saida Rasul: Selected finalist for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards