Monthly Archives: November 2009

Oxford and Aga Khan Nairobi in joint foetal and newborn research

The University of Oxford and the Aga Khan University, Nairobi, will jointly establish a centre in Africa for an international study of foetal and newborn growth. “Intergrowth – 21st” project will create a worldwide database of the growth and health … Continue reading

Posted in Health

Doctor prescribes tips for National Family Caregiver’s Month

Caring for the elderly is highly revered in Islam, and its importance was frequently underlined during the commemoration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee. In the United States, November is National Family Caregivers Month — an event that pays tribute to over … Continue reading

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New Ismaili Centres section launched

Intro: The Ismaili News have launched a new section based on The Ismaili Centres around the world. In this section reader will find the usefull information regarding building and foundation of these centres. location: This section is place in the … Continue reading

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WebSite: Academia Education

Academia.edu helps academics answer the question ‘Who’s researching what?’: You can find people with similar research interests to you You can keep track of the latest developments in your research area – the latest papers, talks, blog posts and status … Continue reading

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Oyster – the world’s largest working hydro-electric wave energy device

The world’s largest working hydro-electric wave energy device has been officially launched in Scotland. Known as Oyster, the device, stationed at the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) Billia Croo site near Stromness, was installed this year and is, at present, … Continue reading

Posted in Technology

Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak

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Posted in Ismaili News

OCZ Colossus 1TB Solid State Drive released

After a lengthy wait, Taiwan’s OCZ Technology has finally released its new Solid State Drive that is Colossus in name and certainly colossal in nature, being the first SSD to offer up to one terabyte of storage. Aimed primarily at … Continue reading

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The world’s first osmotic power plant from Statkraft

The principle of harnessing osmosis has the potential to produce enormous amounts of energy anywhere that salt water and fresh water meet. We looked at some of the approaches to turning this theory into reality earlier this year, including Statkraft’s … Continue reading

Posted in Technology

CCI head, Canadian ambassador discuss prospects of Tajik-Canadian cooperation

DUSHANBE — Chairman of Tajikistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Sharif Said, yesterday met here with Canadian Ambassador to Tajikistan, Stephen Millar, according to the CCI press service. In the course of the talks, Said briefed Millar on the … Continue reading

Posted in Asian Development

Youth Join Forces to Educate About Global Poverty

It was a day of joining forces to raise awareness through education about global poverty for Youth for Human Rights Florida, as they took part in the Aga Khan Foundation “Partnership in Action Walk”, in Orlando, Florida.The walk not only joined groups together, … Continue reading

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Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, is observed by Muslims around the world in commemoration of one of the greatest trials of faith in the life of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham — upon whom be peace). In Muslim and Judeo-Christian traditions, … Continue reading

Posted in Events/Celebrations

Free Clinics in Pakistan Promote Microinsurance for Healthcare

Several hundred clients of the First Microinsurance Agency (FMiA) in Karachi were offered basic outpatient care, along with information on health insurance, in a new programme designed to make poor people aware of micro insurance services and their benefits. The … Continue reading

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Two million Ugandans diabetic

OVER two million Ugandans are thought to be diabetic, an official has said. “We are becoming increasingly concerned at the growing incidence of diabetes, which is attributed to changes in lifestyle and the rising obesity,” Prof. Mercel Otim, the Uganda … Continue reading

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V&A and Iran Heritage Foundation Announce the Creation of a New Post

The V&A Museum and Iran Heritage Foundation announced that Dr. Moya Carey will become the Iran Heritage Foundation Curator, Iran Collections, in the Asian Department of the V&A. This new curatorial role is one of a series of positions created … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture

Historic Photos and Imam’s Recognition of Services Rendered by Kassam Kothari of Jamnagar

This opportunity to share a little bit about our family through this website has given us immense inner happiness in the sense that we feel that our family’s humble and sincere contribution is being recorded somewhere. We hope that other … Continue reading

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Acumen Fund Announces New Investments In Pakistan To Build Scalable Business That Serve The Poor

Acumen Fund, a global venture capital fund that invests in sustainable, scalable businesses that provide affordable water, housing, health, and energy services to people who earn less than $4 per day in South Asia and Africa, announced today four new … Continue reading

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Timbuktu — city in the middle of nowhere

During our first trip to Timbuktu in 1998 we saw only one dilapidated hotel. On our second trip we found a new hotel of three-star standard that had been built by a Moroccan married to a lady from Timbuktu. It … Continue reading

Posted in History & Civilizations