Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, who led the UN agency during the 1960s and 1970s, died in Boston on Monday. He was 70.
"All in UNHCR and the entire humanitarian community are deeply saddened by the passing away of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. He left an indelible print on UNHCR's history - leading the agency through some of the most challenging moments. Sadruddin's name became synonymous with UNHCR," said High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers, who received the news of the Prince's death while on mission in West Africa.
Baton Rouge had some mighty happy dogs when their young owners completed Wok 'n Whisk's class, "Dog's Best Friend." Teacher Cecilia Dalme, assisted by her son, Clay Shields, instructed the children in the making of dog biscuits. Students learned to carefully measure and mix their ingredients, which can be found in any home pantry. Dalme then let the children roll the dough and cut out cookies in many shapes, including fire hydrants, large and small bones and cats. After the biscuits were baked, each student took home an entire tray of warm treats.
Arnold Scaasi sculpts clothes in dramatic silhouettes with the finest of fabrics and washes them with bold, meant-to-be-noticed colors. "I'm the only American who does made-to-order," says Mr. Scaasi, who buys his fabrics in Europe. "Not every designer is equipped to do it psychologically.
Women's International Center is scheduled to present its 1989 "Living Legacy" awards to nine women during a reception and gala at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Hotel del Coronado. The Living Legacy recipients are:
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, who nursed her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, until her death from Alzheimer's disease, said she worries she will get the illness and would want to "pull the plug" if she did.
I"m sorry, my precious, but they simply won"t go away. You"ve been telling me for absolute ages now that Glitz is Dead, that the nouveau riche have become the riche passe , that America is fed up to its nearly 7 percent unemployment rate with social airs and "Bonfire of the Vanities" conspicuous consumption. But, like the root-feeding mealybugs in my garden, the Glitzoids keep coming back. I was with a swarm of them the other night at a $2,500-a-plate soiree that would have outglittered even Nancy Reagan in her grandest 1980s delusion of grandeur.
Producer Tamara Asseyev is waiting for Lifetime to approve production of "The Rita Hayworth Story," scripted by Mart Crowley * with the help of the late actress^ daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, and with funding from the cable network. "The story"s told from Yasmin"s point of view _ and who should know better?
The San Diego League of Women Voters and the Women's International Center each announced recipients of their annual awards during banquets last night. The league honored five "women of vision" for their leadership in "revitalization and promotion of cultural enrichment." They are:
Mary Tyler Moore applauded the collection from a * front-row seat, and so did Princess Yasmin Aga Khan Jeffries, Patty Hearst Shaw, Patricia Kennedy Lawford and Alice de Blanc Cramer. Alice may have been the only La Jollan among the 125 clients invited to view Arnold Scaasi's made-to-order finery, but you would have recognized many another face in the crowd.
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan looks like a movie star and reflects strict religious values, such as honor thy mother and thy father. Perhaps it's her heritage.
Good morning ladies and gentlemen, your Excellencies. I would like to thank the Congresswoman and the Mayor for being with us today, thank you very much. And our friends, Mrs. Sharon Bush who gave us a wonderful dinner last night, thank you. And thank you all for being here today and thank you for the contribution that you are making to our efforts in development and in women’s development in particular.
From television to the Internet, there are many ways to raise awareness about important world issues. But there is hardly any better way than to directly involve people in worthwhile efforts to improve lives abroad. On April 5, the Aga Khan Foundation USA is attempting to do just that.
The National Building Museum has awarded its Vincent J. Scully Prize to His Highness the Aga Khan. The prize recognizes individuals who raise awareness of the built environment.
'The Aga Khan is the perfect recipient of this award,' says David Schwarz, chairman of the prize jury. 'Our prize is dedicated to rewarding, recognizing, and publicizing people who have made a significant intellectual contribution to the built environment. It's meant to encourage people to talk about the built environment as a whole, not just about buildings.'
Prince Karim Aga Khan IV received the fifth Vincent Scully Prize in recognition of his decades of work to re-energize design in the Islamic world and to preserve historic sites. The Vincent Scully prize, named for a professor of architecture at Yale University, was established in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship or criticism in architecture, historic preservation and urban design.
All the good guys are here,' remarked architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, gazing at a goodly number of his peers attending Tuesday's award dinner in the National Building Museum honoring His Highness Prince Karim Aga Kahn IV for fostering design excellence, urban and rural revitalization and historic preservation in countries where Muslims have a major presence.
Honoured Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen:
I believe profoundly that architecture is not just about building. It is a means of improving people's quality of life. At its best, it should mirror the plurality of cultural traditions and the diverse needs of communities, both urban and rural. At the same time it must employ modern technologies to help fulfill desirable aspirations for the future.
Muslim sect to open door to its world Conference cites values of IsmailisIn the last two years, friends and acquaintances have asked Rafiq Ghaswala about the difference between the two main branches of Islam, the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the origins of the Koran, Islam's holy book. But few people have asked him about the Ismaili sect of Shiite Islam to which he belongs, a minority within a minority among the world's 1 billion Muslims. Few, in fact, have heard of Ismailis, or their spiritual leader, the Aga Khan.
For nearly 50 years, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV has striven to overcome the celebrity gloss of his life story.To 20 million Ismaili Muslims in Asia and Africa, the 68-year-old Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary imam, a spiritual leader who traces his lineage directly from the prophet Muhammad.
The Aga Khan with National Building Museum Chair Carolyn Schwenker Brody, above, before receiving the fifth Vincent Scully Prize at the museum last night for his decades-long efforts to reenergize design in the Islamic world and to preserve historic sites. At left, the prince chats with Scully and his wife, Catherine Lynn.Photo Credit: Lucian Perkins -- The Washington Post
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Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:First I would like to thank Charles Correa and Jim Wolfensohn for their kind words.