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Keynote Remarks - Incoming CNSC President Rumina Velshi at the 15th FORATOM-IAEA conference

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Mehdi appointed as new PSX chief

KARACHI: Sulaiman Mehdi, the chief executive of Cyan Limited, has been appointed as the new chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), a statement said on Thursday.

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Atlanta: Student Aaron Kermally receives National Honor

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Dr. Karim Budhwani wins Startup Executive of the Year Award from Economic Development Partnership of Alabama

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Chestermere student awarded "Lemonade Day Youth Entrepeneur of the Year"

Eight-year-old Anaya Kassam was all smiles Monday inside Chestermere City Hall and it wasn’t just because her lemonade was so sweet.

The grade 2 student at Prairie Winds School was awarded the Lemonade Day Youth Entrepreneur of the Year as part of the city’s third annual Lemonade Day.

It’s organized by the city and the Chestermere Chamber of Commerce to teach young people business skills.

Kassam chose to place her stand in front of the Dollarama in hopes of attracting a lot of retail traffic.

https://www.660news.com/2018/07/16/chestermere-student-awarded-lemonade-day-youth-entrepeneur-year/
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Sleep Country Canada Appoints Zabeen Hirji to the Board of Directors

TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. ("Sleep Country" or "Sleep Country Canada" or the "Company") (TSX: ZZZ), has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Zabeen Hirji as a director effective immediately.

Ms. Hirji is a Strategic Advisor to business, and the public and academic sectors and serves as a director on not-for profit boards. She recently retired from Royal Bank of Canada, following a distinguished career spanning senior executive roles in Human Resources and Business leadership in Retail Banking and Operations. From 2007 to 2017, she was Chief Human Resources Officer covering 80,000 employees and a member of RBC's Group Executive Committee responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the company. She also held responsibility for Brand, Communications and Corporate Citizenship.

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Invitation to “eNOugh” – curated by Tahira Karim and Sandra Murillo
BY ISMAILIMAIL POSTED ON AUGUST 3, 2018


Invitation to "eNOugh" - curated by Tahira Karim and Sandra MurilloTahira Karim, of Calgary, and Sandra Murillo, of Lima, Peru have been putting a show together that features the work of 11 female artists from all over the world.

This show, “eNOugh”, looks at violence against women and the strength of women from the perspectives of 11 female artists from North and South America. This show through new perspectives, brings to light these issues and also sparks new ideas for change.

The show will be an international travelling show with the kick off in Calgary and then next year going to Lima, Peru, and then to Paris and Berlin in 2020.

In Calgary the show will run for 3 days. August 23, 24 and 25 at Art Point Gallery

The show tackles difficult subject matter. Parents with young children are advised to make sure they are prepared to have conversations with their children if they choose to bring their children to the exhibit.

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BOOK

Unfolding Africa


19 years old Jivraj Pradhan ventures into wild Africa in 1897 when the European countries were scrambling to get a piece of Africa. The British eventually ruled over the area while life struggles of challenges and survival continued for Jivraj. The man eating lions of Tsavo and the hostile tribes and the slave traders made life unpredictable for the local African population. Alidina Visram was a pioneer businessman who financed most of the local needs of the British Administration by paying all workers on the Railway route and supplying european goods to the Administrations. Jivraj moves to Uganda from Mombasa area and settles in Kyotera. Idi Amin follows decades later and turns the economy and infrastructure upside down. People are murdered for political gains and Jivraj Pradhan's grandson fall prey to this and goes through the torture prisons. This is his story too. Real Characters Jivraj Pradhan, Maniben Nagji Mitha, Shirinkhanu Abdulkarim Rajan, Habib Jiwani, Sherbanu Jiwa,... More >

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Meet Ali Jamal of Stablegold Hospitality

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ali Jamal.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
In 1972 Idi Amin, a dictator who staged a coup in Uganda, forced all Asian minorities in the country to leave within 48 days. There was a major upheaval, many Asians left homes, businesses and all of their worldly possessions back in Uganda while they arrived in countries such as England and Canada as refugees. My family including my parents, Uncles and Grandparents were a part of this wave or refugees.

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Alim Nagji BHSc, MD, CCFP(EM), CEUS
Assistant Clinical Professor
BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Alim Nagji is a Family and Emergency Medicine Physician who practices in several hospitals in Burlington, Hamilton, and Kitchener. He completed his medical school and residency at the University of Alberta, where he received several awards including the Alberta College of Family Physicians Resident Leadership Award and the Rising Star Award. His passion for global and public health have led him to work in several countries including: Afghanistan, France, Malta, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, and rural Canada. He maintains research interests in theatre and humanism, medical education, and simulation. He is a recipient of the Leadership in Teaching and Learning Fellowship, through the MacPherson Institute, to develop an ER simulation curriculum for Joseph Brant Hospital. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University and maintains a strong passion for bedside teaching. He has been awarded the Undergraduate Community Teacher of the Year for Emergency Medicine. He hopes to improve his teaching acumen through the Clinician Educator Diploma offered via the Royal College.

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BARAZA: Swahili studies conference at SOAS

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This year’s Baraza is dedicated to Dr Farouk Topan, leading Swahili scholar and writer who, with others, pioneered the study and teaching of Swahili Literature in Kiswahili at the University of Dar-es-Salaam and the University of Nairobi in the 1960s and 70s. He then taught at SOAS for many years until his retirement in 2006, and was one of the founder editors of the departmental Journal of African Cultural Studies (JACS). In more recent years, he has continued to provide leadership in Swahili studies at the Aga Khan University. Although we welcome all papers or presentations, this year we are actively soliciting academic papers, oral performance, and other ways of reflecting on the life, writing and scholarship of this outstanding scholar, whose career has exemplified many trends in the development of scholarship, institutional histories and transnational connections. Former students and colleagues are particularly encouraged to pay tribute to this great East African scholar.

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CTV News Vancouver Announces New Slate of Anchors and Reporters for Daily Newscasts, Beginning Today

– Nafeesa Karim assumes a unique anchor and co-producer role for weekend editions of CTV NEWS AT SIX and CTV NEWS AT 11:30 –

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Karim Budhwani is engineering a new approach to cancer care

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Maieda Janjua, Asma Ladak to represent Pakistan on a global platform

Two Pakistani delegates, Maieda Janjua from Islamabad and Asma Ladak from Karachi, will represent Pakistan on a global platform for youth; the initiative promises to shape the digital future by finding solutions to longstanding social challenges in technology.

The two Pakistani delegates will be part of a group of 16 delegates from Asia and Europe who will discuss ideas with leaders and luminaries within their fields, come up with solutions to tackle global challenges through expert mentoring and realize those ideas through seed funding.

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HUSSEIN JANMOHAMED, YOUTH INSIDE OPERA MUSIC FACILITATOR

By Yazmeen Kanji

Tapestry Opera is thrilled to have Motivational Speaker, Choral Director and Choral Conductor Hussein Janmohamed as this year’s Youth Inside Opera Music Facilitator.

Hussein discovered his passion for music at a young age through his Ismaili Muslim community where he was exposed to folk dancing and choral singing. He enjoyed playing the recorder at school and learned to play the accordion, also joining school choirs. In musical environments, Hussein felt a sense of belonging and healing. Most importantly, when he faced racism, “music class and choir class became a place of breaking the barriers and creating something beautiful together.” Hussein continued to pursue an education in music, also achieving a PhD in Philosophy. As a music educator, he incorporates spiritual work into many of his workshops. Growing up in a community of faith and learning about shared human values of compassion, generosity and kindness has greatly inspired his work today.

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Pakistani mountaineers hit new heights scaling the legendary K2

Two Ismaili mountaineers recently summited K2, the second highest mountain in the world and considered by many to be a more difficult and dangerous climb than Mount Everest. Fazal Ali is the first Pakistani to have ascended to the summit of K2 (8,611m) on three separate occasions. He first conquered K2 in 2014, followed by a second successful climb to the summit in 2017.

Fazal, who comes from the Shimshal Valley in Hunza, began his mountaineering career in 2002. His accomplishments include climbing Spantik (7,027m) in Pakistan, and Muztagh Ata (7,509m) and Gasherbrum I (8,080m) in China.

Sirbaz Khan, who hails from Aliabad, Hunza, also climbed K2 as part of the same expedition. It was his first summit of this peak. Sirbaz started his mountaineering career in 2016. As part of an international expedition in 2017, he climbed Nanga Parbat also known as Killer Mountain (8,124m) in Pakistan, successfully reaching the summit on 2 October 2017.

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AKDN Diplomatic Representative in Afghanistan Honored by American University of Afghanistan

BY ISMAILIMAIL POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

AKDN Diplomatic Representative in Afghanistan Honored by American University of AfghanistanAmbassador Nurjehan Mawani, who serves as the Aga Khan Development Network Diplomatic Representative in Afghanistan was honored by the American University of Afghanistan on May 11, 2018 with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters as a Transformational Leader. In recognizing Ambassador Mawani, the University also recognized the tremendous work and investment of the AKDN in Afghanistan to improve the lives of the Afghan population.

On May 11th, 2018 the American University of Afghanistan held its eighth annual commencement ceremony attended by the AUAF community, Board of Trustees, government representatives and families of students. One hundred and thirty nine students graduated from the American University with Bachelor degrees in Law, Business, Political Science and Information Technology as emerging leaders.

During the graduation ceremony a special tribute was paid to Ambassador Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, C.M., the Aga Khan Development Network Diplomatic Representative.

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Three New Directors Appointed to CARE Canada Board of Directors

CARE Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of three new directors to its Board.

Joining the Board are Jocelyne Lafrenière, Michael J. McLaughlin and Anar Simpson.

Anar Simpson is the Global Ambassador for Technovation, which is building a pipeline of young girls to enter STEM careers in over 100 countries. She was appointed as a Deputy to the UN High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment and served as the Special Advisor, Women, Girls and Technology, Office of the Chair at Mozilla. She is the Strategic Partnerships Advisor to the US State Department's TechWomen initiative. Ms. Simpson has been recognized for her leadership and outstanding contribution to closing the industry gender gap. She was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Calgary, the 2015 GEM Tech Award for Technovation from the ITU and UN Women, and GSMA Global Mobile Leadership Award. In 2017, she was recognized as a Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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Zein Dhanidina
Georgian College
Fundraising and Resource Development, 2006
Founder and Executive Director, Refugee Women’s Network

Zein Dhanidina has dedicated more than three decades to improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized populations. She immigrated to Canada from Tanzania at the age of six and through her work has grown to recognize the challenges her mother would have experienced as an immigrant to Canada in those very early days. Through her work as a leader and fundraiser in the non-profit sector, as founder of the Refugee Women’s Network, and through her volunteer efforts, she has helped break the cycle of poverty for countless families, and empowered refugee women and children to achieve their full potential.
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Mawji earns top-20 spot

Burnaby’s Hanif Mawji pushed it to the playdowns before getting bumped at the Boccia International Sports Federation’s (BISFed) 2018 World Boccia championships in Liverpool, England last week.

Mawji was eliminated after the final pool round contest, falling short of advancing to the round of 16.

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Imran Amed: meet fashion’s most influential man


Imran Amed’s website, the Business of Fashion, is the oracle of the style world. As its top 500 power list is published, we ask how he’s got designers and editors hanging on his every word

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Working with our Chicago Mid-West area Vice President Marcus Chapman at the American Ismaili Chamber of Commerce Franchise Expo. Fun fact ... Did you know Ismaili owned Nizari Credit Union and Platinum Federal Credit Union finance Real Estate, Hotels and residential projects?

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The loyal people of Gilgit Baltistan

The Ismailis in GB are some of the most tolerant, peaceful, educated and law abiding citizens of Pakistan

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SMART CITIES in BURUNDI on the shores of Lake Tanganyika

DR AMIR LAKHA M.B.Ch.B. MSc (EDIN) DPM (RCPLond & RCSEng)
FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN
HUMANITARIAN AND CHARITABLE ONE TRUST (HACOT)

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DNV Mayoral candidate, Ash Amlani, announced that four new candidates will join her under the banner of Building Bridges.

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Poundstretcher hires Nadir Lalani as executive chairman

Poundstretcher has recruited Nadir Lalani, the founder of 99p Stores, as executive chairman.

Lalani founded 99p Stores in 2001 and was CEO before the discount chain was sold to rival Poundland in 2015. He’s due to take up his new post at Poundstretcher on 1 October.

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Jiwani steps into the Food Network kitchen on Kids Baking Championship

Monday nights on the Food Network Channel just got a bit more exciting with teen baker Natasha Jiwani from Bellevue participating as a contestant on this season’s Kids Baking Championship. Jiwani is also an incoming eighth-grader at The Overlake School in Redmond.

Her prize if she wins? A feature in Food Network magazine, $25,000 and the claim as Kids Baking Champion.

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Meet Shamim Shivji, running for Park Board – Vision Vancouver
BY ISMAILIMAIL POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

You are invited to join Shamim Shivji on Sunday, September 30th from 4-6 pm and Sunday, October 7th, 4-6 pm to celebrate and support her running for elected office on October 20th Municipal Election. Shamim is a candidate for Vision Vancouver Park Board Nomination.

Also, meet other candidates from the 2018 Vision Vancouver Team running for City Council and School Board who will be present for you to share your ideas about the various challenges facing the city. Light refreshments will be served.

Shamim is a lawyer, mediator and small business owner who has also served as a Director and President of the West Point Grey Community Association which operates West Point Grey Community Centre jointly with Park Board.

Election Day is October 20th; Advance voting is October 10th – 17th

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City gives new tech company $1.5 M; 'MobSquad' aims to create 150 engineering jobs

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MobSquad — which matches Silicon Valley startups with software engineers and data scientists in Canada — is the brainchild of Relay Ventures, a venture capital firm with offices in Toronto and Silicon Valley. Irfhan Rawji, MobSquad CEO and one of Relay’s venture partners, said Relay invests in a number of Silicon Valley-based startups and knows the struggles they face to find talent.

“We were trying to help our own portfolio companies solve that challenge,” Rawji said. “So one of our ideas was could we help solve that challenge using Canadian talent . . . Then it grew to be, if this is an opportunity for Relay companies, why wouldn’t other companies be interested?”

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2018 Young Entrepreneurs Award finalists

Samir Lakhani

Initiative: Eco-Soap Bank

Countries of impact: Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Lebanon, Bangladesh and Fiji

A non-profit collecting barely used bars of soap in hotel rooms, recycling them and turning them into new products for the poorest people in developing countries.

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Alnashir (AL) Ravjiani candidate for vice president of Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
BY ISMAILIMAIL POSTED ON OCTOBER 9, 2018

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) was founded in 1920. With over 60,000 members, the Institute is the largest union in Canada representing scientists and professionals employed at the federal and some provincial and territorial levels of government.

The Institute was founded to protect the interests of professional public employees and became a bargaining agent following the implementation of the Public Service Staff Relations Act (PSSRA) in 1967.

Alnashir Ravjiani (Khamisa) currently works at Canada Revenue Agency and has represented members of the Professional Institute on various fronts including bargaining, consultation, representational services for over 20 years. Al was also on the board of directors of PIPSC for 10 years.

Following are some highlights of his experience both at Regional and National levels:

Toronto Regional Representative on the AFS Executive and Bargaining Team (September 2014 to Present)
PIPSC Board of Directors; Director, Ontario Region (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, January to June of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, January to August 2014)
PIPSC Chair Finance Committee (January 2010 to December 2011)
PIPSC Executive Committee-Acting Full Time Vice President (July 2009-Dec 2009)
Chair, Executive Compensation Committee (2013)
Chair, Human Rights in the Workplace Committee (2008, 2009)
Alnashir is committed to work for your rights. He will work in solidarity with partners to convince the public about the value of work.

Ballots will be sent out to PIPSC members on October 10, 2018 and the elections will close on November 2, 2018. If you are a member of PIPSC, please vote and exercise your democratic right.

Alnashir Ravjiani, CPA,CMA.

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One Young World Summit 2018- The Hague, Netherlands
BY ISMAILIMAIL POSTED ON OCTOBER 9, 2018
One Young World UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. We stage an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors. At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.

Abdul Ghaffar Nazari from Afghanistan will be representing his country at this summit.Support & Sponsor Abdul Ghafar Nazari to represent Afghanistan at One Young World Summit 2016 in Ottawa, Canada He was selected as an outstanding candidate on the basis of capacity for leadership, concern about global issues, ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas, teamwork, and evidenced commitment to volunteering or other extracurricular activities. Winner of the “Asia 21 Young Leaders” awards, Mr Nazari is a Civil Society Activist and Manager Training & Development Human Resources of Roshan Telecom Development Company.

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New Faces: Faculty of Health welcomes 15 faculty members – part two

Shahirose Premji



Shahirose Premji joins York University as the director of the School of Nursing. Premji is a clinical researcher and former neonatal nurse practitioner and public health nurse (postpartum). Her academic involvement began in 1994, which includes two years (2008-10) as an associate professor at Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SoNaM). In 2015, Premji was a visiting lecturer at AKU-SoNaM, East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya).

Premji leads an international team of academics, clinicians and policy decision-makers that examines the role of psychosocial factors (e.g. stress, depression and anxiety) as both risk factors and targets of intervention to prevent preterm birth. The goal is to develop psychosocial interventions that consider the socioeconomic and cultural context of pregnant women in order to limit unintended adverse consequences.

She is the founder and first president of the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses (CANN). Her international work dates back to 1989 and includes teaching or providing technical expertise in development of nursing programs in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Syria. She is also the recipient of several awards, including the Jeanne Mance Award (the highest award given by CANN).

http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2018/10/08/new-faces-faculty-of-health-welcomes-15-faculty-members-part-two/
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Parker: Calgary organization fights avoidable blindness in Africa, India and Nepal

Happy and excited to be back in the not-for-profit sector, Aly Bandali has been appointed executive director of Operation Eyesight Universal, the Calgary-based international organization that is successfully fighting to eliminate avoidable blindness.

Founded by the late Art Jenkins 55 years ago to raise funds here for people needing eye care in India, today it continues to cure treatable blindness but has also earned global recognition working collaboratively with its hospital and government partners in investing in sustainable treatment, prevention and community development.

Bandali says he was aware of OEU but had no idea of the impact it has had on treating blindness in Africa, India and Nepal.

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Accessible and Affordable Sanitation for Women (AASW) was founded in mid 2017 by Ziyaan Virji. AASW‘s goal is to provide reusable pads for females in East Africa who don’t have access to this basic necessity, empowering women to fight for equity in the society today that limits their potential due to natural phenomenons they cannot control, namely the menstrual cycle. Read more about this social enterprise here. Vijana FM asked Ziyaan five questions…

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Atlanta Doctor Perseveres Through Tragedies of War, Illness and Mass Shooting to Help Fellow Immigrants and Refugees

Gulshan Harjee
Points of Light Number: 6367
Atlanta, GA

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TEDxTrondheim 2018- Gulabuddin Sukhanwar

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Take a minute and think about how important words are. Not merely imperative for communication but laden with significance, words can influence and change the world, for better or for worse.

Meet Gulabuddin Sukhanwar. When your last name literally means “speaker”, it seems there is no other path destined for you in life but one of words.

Gulabuddin was born in the small village of Bamyan in Afghanistan. The earliest memories of his homeland are that of Soviet Union bombings, civil war and the Taliban regime.

An activist and a believer in the power of words as an engine for change, Gulabuddin Gulabuddin Sukhanwar: History of Afghanistan: Time for a re-write!spoke at a presidential campaign before 50 000 people in support of democracy in Afghanistan. The impact and result of his words? Having to flee from his country with nothing but what he carried within him – his language, culture and knowledge. That is how Gulabuddin arrived in Trondheim.

Working now at Litteraturhuset i Trondheim, Gulabuddin has developed a project called “Literature for Inclusion”, where literature and language are celebrated and used as tools to promote acceptance and understanding between cultures and within communities.

If your curiosity has been whetted by now, meet Gulabuddin on October 21st for the TEDxTrondheim 2018 event to hear more from a man of his words, literature lover Gulabuddin.
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At just 24, Chicago native Shams Charania is one of the biggest NBA reporters in the business

In life, experience rules. This is the conventional wisdom, but, of course, there are always exceptions.

In the case of Shams Charania and NBA reporting — where the bar to entry is generally quite high — he stands as an extreme anomaly.

At just 24 years old, Charania already stands as one of the most-followed, highest-profile NBA reporters in the biz. In a league where player movement and off-season drama have taken center stage, scoops have become currency for media members, and few folks get scoops like Charania.

The path he took to reach this point might be even more impressive than his work: Charania made his own way, essentially, cold-contacting people in the league beginning at age 17 and relentlessly working (and networking) from there. He has been breaking news since his teen years, eventually gaining a national profile and a job at Yahoo Sports with some of the biggest basketball reporters in the biz — all the while attending Loyola University in Rogers Park.

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They're our Navigators... those special people who are pursuing the next wave of opportunity in technology, science, health, and energy. They are tackling big problems that need equally big thinking about solutions. And, they are helping us to explore ourselves and our time in history. Their perspectives guide us, inform us, and inspire us.

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Zain Verjee
Navigating Authentic Storytelling
How do we ensure that we tell more authentic stories in our media, especially on behalf of groups that don't normally command sustained media attention? One of the world’s most respected and recognized journalists, she has worked as a CNN International anchor, reporter, and interviewer. She is also the co-founder of aKoma, Africa’s premier digital storytelling platform, representing authentic African stories in the media.


Dr. Ali Asani--Navigating Religions
Dr. Ali Asani
Navigating Religions
How does our concept of religion inspire and contribute to our artistic creativity? Ali S. Asani is Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University. He provides instruction on a variety of courses on the Islamic tradition, and he is a specialist of Islam in South Asia. Professor Asani's research focuses on the Shii and Sufi devotional traditions in the region, and explores how religion and the arts intersect in a cultural perspective.

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Co-Founders of Canadian Federation For Citizenship Announce the Appointment of Two Advisory Board Members

Calgary, Canada, October 08, 2018 --(PR.com)-- As we celebrate Citizenship Week across Canada on October 8-14, Canadian Federation For Citizenship (CFC) has announced two new appointments on its Advisory Board - Former Citizenship Judge Ann Marie Wilson and Indigenous CEO and Philanthropist Dr. Marie Delorme.

Co-founders Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla and Ghalib Abdulla established CFC during Canada’s Sesquicentennial, 150th Anniversary of Confederation, to celebrate being Canadian and to create a sense of belonging so that all residents of Canada are embraced, included and respected to participate in Canada’s progress.

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Charles Peter W. Warren History of Medicine Essay Prize: Recipients
2018
Dr. Malika Ladha


Dr. Malika Ladha is a Dermatology resident-physician at the University of Calgary. Malika is the 2018 recipient of the Charles Peter W. Warren History of Medicine Essay Prize, for her paper entitled “Pioneers in the Development of Canadian Plastic Surgery as a Specialty and Field of Education: Fulton Risdon, Stuart Gordon and Alfred Farmer.” In this brief interview, Malika discusses her paper and the research she conducted.

Interview with Dr. Malika Ladha, 2018 Peter Warren History of Medicine Essay Prize recipient:

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Zain Velji | Top 40 Under 40 2018

Age: 31

Job title: Partner and Vice President, Strategy, Northweather

Why he’s a 2018 Top 40 Under 40:

Having worked on multiple political campaigns (including Obama’s), Zain Velji is helping build Northweather into a busy political strategy company while working on several non-profit boards.

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Mississauga teen makes a name for herself in the tech world. And she wants other girls to join her

Being the only girl alongside nine boys in your middle school robotics team might sound intimidating to some. But Zaynah Bhanji took it as the motivation she needed to push for success, ultimately leading the team to win a spot at the provincial robotics competition when she was in Grade 8.

She felt supported, the Mississauga 14-year-old said, “but I was like, ‘There should be more girls here.’”

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President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi showered praises on His Highness the Aga Khan and Hunza Community on third day of his private visit.

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VIDEO: 40 years of family dedication earns Langley entrepreneur accolades

A&W's Nick Nuraney was recipient of the chamber's George Preston Business Person of the Year award.


Back in 1978, when the Nuraney family first came from North Vancouver to Langley to check out a rural A&W drive-in as a business opportunity, from his perch in the back seat young Nick thought the drive would never end.

Forty years later, the family is not only still involved in operating the Langley A&W restaurants, but Nick – now owner of nine stores – was singled out for this week for recognition as an outstanding Langley entrepreneur.

He was crowned the business person of the year by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Thursday night before a crowd of 300 at the Cascades Casino.

“It feels a little overwhelming,” Nuraney told Black Press just moments after being presented the award during the chamber’s 22nd annual Business Excellence celebrations.

“I think my heart is beating like crazy. It was an honour to be nominated and then when I won, I just couldn’t believe that I won,” Nuraney said.

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Commentary: Shifting money to improve Florida's poor rankings

I am Annisa Karim. I am running for state Senate District 28 and I put a lot of emphasis on environmental issues, not only because of the terrible water quality problems we are facing but also because of my longstanding conviction that in Florida, the environment is the economy.

Read full article at the sourceAnnisa Karim running for US Congress

Raised since age five in south Florida, Annisa is a wildlife ecologist and works as a manager within the Lee County Department of Parks & Recreation, managing 35 staff and overseeing the operations and land management of 25 parks and preserves.

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Malik Talib: The 2018 VanMag (Vancouver) Power 50 List
BY ISMAILIMAIL POSTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Eighteen years into our annual power ranking, it’s clear that it’s not just the names on list that change and shift over time, but our definition of power itself. In 2018, power isn’t just found in the hands of board room bosses and high rollers (though you’ll find plenty still in this year’s class of influencers): it’s also wielded by Vancouverites who are moving the dial in quieter—but equally meaningful—ways. The grassroots activists swaying developers, the humble politicians rolling up their sleeves, and the behind-the-scenes players facing the opioid crisis with concrete solutions: it’s a list that’s heavy on the nice-guy factor, but don’t be fooled—this city’s power players, on all sides of the game, are in it to win it.

37. Malik Talib
President, Aga Khan Council for Canada
As president of the Aga Khan Council for Canada, Malik Talib is one of the most influential voices within the Ismaili Muslim community in Canada, a group that wields incredible wealth and entrepreneurial power. But a huge part of the culture is also about giving back, and Talib embraces this philosophy, too: in addition to being a high-powered tax lawyer turned investor (with stakes in a wide variety of industries—from real estate to mining to food distribution), he’s been ubiquitous on a variety of philanthropic boards, including the Vancouver Foundation and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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In N.H. election stunner, a onetime refugee knocks off entrenched incumbent

He’s a veteran state representative who has railed against immigrants “getting everything” at the expense of people born and raised in the state. She’s a 27-year-old former Afghan refugee making her first run for political office.

So when the tally from Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Concord, N.H., was announced, evenSafiya Wazir said she was astounded. She hadn’t just beaten state Representative Dick Patten, a 66-year-old former city councilor. She crushed him, winning 329 votes to his 143.

“When I heard the results, I was shocked, and I had this look, like, ‘Did I hear that right?’ ” she said Wednesday. “And I looked down and, oh my gosh, it’s true. It was absolutely outstanding. I couldn’t believe I won the primary.”

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U of T Pharmacy student reflects on rotation in Uganda

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After four years of working as a hospital pharmacist, Shellyza felt she wanted to pursue additional education that would expand her clinical knowledge and skill set. She completed the degree in 24 months, while maintaining her full-time hospital position. She recommends students take full advantage of the rotations to gain new experience, as she did with her rotation at Lacor Hospital. “It’s not about the grade anymore it’s about the learning,” she said.

Building from this international experience, Shellyza is now the national co-president for Pharmacist without Borders Canada (PSF) a volunteer organization of Canadian pharmacists that provides pharmaceutical and technical assistance in the implementation or improvement of community and hospital pharmacies internationally.

“I feel like I am a better clinical pharmacist now and have embarked on a lifelong ambition to be involved in international development,” said Shellyza. “My overall knowledge has improved as well as my clinical skill set. This program really opened doors for me to accelerate my career.”

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Journalist from Gilgit-Baltistan Shortlisted for the Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2018

Gohar Abbas from Hunza district of Gilgit-Baltistan has been shortlisted for Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2018 for his story Heaven and Hell: ancient Silk Road barter trade continues. Gohar works for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Islamabad. He has been shortlisted under the category “travel and tourism story of the year”.

Gohar is competing against Fuchsia Dunlop of FT Weekend Magazine (Eating in North Korea) and Nicola Smith of The Daily Telegraph (Danger in Paradise).

The winners of the Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2018 in all categories will be announced on 26th November.

https://gbee.pk/2018/11/journalist-from-gilgit-baltistan-shortlisted-for-fpaawards2018/

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Learning, Leading, and Serving

Nothing describes the values championed by Stablegold Hospitality CEO Ali Jamal better than the slogan that defines one of Marietta’s most impactful youth organizations - Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving (YELLS).

Over the last few years, Stablegold emphasized its pledge to these values with ongoing contributions to their Afterschool Program and events.

In October, for example, another $5,000 contribution was made to sponsor the YELLS 10th Anniversary Networking Dinner.

YELLS is a non-profit youth development organization based in Marietta, Georgia. It was founded over ten years ago when Marietta High School Teacher Laura Keefe teamed up with community organizations who shared her vision to flourish the infinite potential of Franklin Gateway’s local youth.

The new future leaders are given opportunities to lead large scale projects that have a profound impact on the community.

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