Daily Archives: April 22, 2010

The Earth – Blue Marble…

Picture By NASA Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970. Earth Day is celebrated in … Continue reading

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Matching gifts program brings in big bucks for Carleton Place Hospital

EMC Business – The Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Foundation is thrilled to announce that the Carleton Place Drugmart – IDA and its staff have donated $2,739 to the ongoing needs of the hospital. The gift was made … Continue reading

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Aga Khan Trust For Culture: Restoring Mughal Landscapes

The Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Program, which is affiliated with Harvard University, organized a lecture on the restoration of two of the most important Mughal empire landscapes — Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi, and the Bagh-e Babur in … Continue reading

Posted in AKTC, Arts & Culture

National Geographic Special Article: Thousands of Women Killed for Family “Honor”

There is nothing in the Koran, the book of basic Islamic teachings, that permits or sanctions honor killings. However, the view of women as property with no rights of their own is deeply rooted in Islamic culture, Tahira Shahid Khan, … Continue reading

Posted in Women Development

The Moral Challenge: A Pakistani Woman’s Fertility

KARACHI: Sarafa Bazaar located near Boulton Market, is crowded. The shops are squeezed together as though they grew in like mold in dingy and dark conditions.  The shops sell all sorts of clothing on wholesale. The men yell out to … Continue reading

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Uganda Jamat delivers aid and volunteers to disaster-affected Bududa

Nestled in a magnificent landscape of hills, the sleepy district of Bududa is dotted with small farms perched over lush green valleys. Bordered by Mbale and Manafwa in Eastern Uganda, some 40 per cent of the district is situated in … Continue reading

Posted in Micro Finance

Socially-responsible Investment is a Niche Market Gaining Popularity

The current economic malaise has sent investors looking for new avenues of investment – not just for the financial returns but also to make a difference in the world at large. Enter the socially-responsible investment, a niche market that is … Continue reading

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