Happy birthday, North Rhine-Westphalia: 70 Years ago NRW was created by British Army| Read, view and watch videos

23. August 2016 Happy birthday, Nordrhein-Westfalen! Feierlicher Festakt zum 70. Landesgeburtstag in Düsseldorf Mit dem offiziellen Festakt hat Nordrhein-Westfalen die Gründung des Landes vor genau 70 Jahren gefeiert. Mehr als 1.300 Gäste waren auf Einladung von Ministerpräsidentin Hannelore Kraft und Landtagspräsidentin Carina Gödecke zum runden Geburtstag des größten Bundeslandes in der Düsseldorf Tonhalle zusammengekommen. Besondere…

Innovative app wins top prize at Aga Khan University’s first-ever Hackathon

Four innovative solutions in emergency medicine receive awards  Innovators at Pakistan’s first-ever medical hackathon at the Aga Khan University have proposed new ways of tackling challenges facing Pakistan’s emergency rooms (ER). HistorER, the winning team at the Hackathon, came up with a unique QR (quick response) code system to address a persistent challenge faced by…

“How Israel’s citizenship laws allows Jews in and keeps Palestinians out” — Journalist Jonathan Cook explains

Journalist Jonathan Cook explains how Israel applies separate citizenships to encouraging Jews to immigrate to Israel, why prevent Palestinians from ever returning. He also touches on how there is no Israeli nationality, and how the Israeli state uses this to create laws that benefit Jews while putting Palestinians at a disadvantage. Canada Talks Israel/Palestine About…

President of Pakistan confers awards on two Aga Khan University faculty

Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain has conferred prestigious awards on two senior professors at the Aga Khan University. Professor Syed Ather Enam, Chair of the Department of Surgery at AKU, has been awarded Pakistan’s third highest civilian award, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, for his work in the field of medicine. Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director of the Centre…

An Exploration of Eight Ismaili Ginans on Science, Spirituality and Pluralism — by Shiraz Pradhan on Simerg com|

SPIRITUALITY Many Ismaili ginans relate the spiritual experiences of Ismaili Pirs and describe the meditative techniques used as an aid in the spiritual journey, and also the important milestones and inner cosmology corresponding to the different stages (maqamat). However, the Pirs emphatically have stated that the experiences of higher spiritual stations are not describable in…

Training to boost number of cancer specialists — Business Daily Africa com

Chief Radiologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Stanley Rutajunara, explains how the linear accelerator machine is used in cancer treatment. File IN SUMMARY The pact between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a top notch cancer centre is also expected to boost cancer treatment. Another programme sponsored by the East…

Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art — Can India com

Photo- Aga Khan Museum They roam the pages of countless legends, tales and fables, and have inspired artists for centuries. You can meet the marvellous creatures of such classic literature as theShahnameh and Kalila wa Dimna. Through an astonishing variety of media — including manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork from the 7th to…

Noam Chomsky in interview Obama’s sangfroid — by Emran Feroz on Qantara de| Obama’s political legacy in the Middle East, the deal with Iran and the refugee crisis

Former MIT professor and philosopher Noam Chomsky is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading intellectuals. Undoubtedly, Chomsky’s word has weight. Emran Feroz interviewed him on Barack Obama’s political legacy in the Middle East, the deal with Iran and the refugee crisis Barack Obama’s presidency is coming to an end. With reference to the…

‘Clexit’: New Fears for UK as Brexit Planners Push to Withdraw from COP21 — by Nadia Prupis on Common Dreams Org

Friends of the Earth warned vote would be ‘huge challenge to decades of progress on improving the environment and tackling climate change’ The post-Brexit development confirms what many climate advocates feared might happen. (Photo: David B Young/flickr/cc) The same architects of Britain’s exit from the European Union are now pushing for the United Kingdom to…