European Space Agency ESA: SENTINEL-2B, SOON TO BE LAUNCHED |World’s largest Environmental Monitoring Programme

The preparations of a new Copernicus Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-2B, are finished and the satellite will soon be carried into orbit by ESA’s own lightweight launcher Vega, departing from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou. Sentinel-2B is set to play a key role in the Copernicus programme, the world’s largest environmental monitoring programme which is headed by…

European Sports Festival 2017 on Friday 14th to Sunday 16 April at ‘The University of Nottingham, UK’ | Sports, Entertainment and AKF Walk & Run

Sports This year’s new venue, the recently opened state of the art sports facility at the University of Nottingham, provides an ideal environment for athletes to focus on their performance. There will be the chance to try new sports, such as Hockey, Throwball, Yoga and Rock-Climbing – alongside the usual favourites – Badminton, Dance, Dodgeball,…

‘At once silent and eloquent’: a glimpse of Pakistani visual poetry — By Durriya Kazi on The Conversation com |There are 600,000 commercial vehicles, which include buses, trucks and three wheelers and most of these vehicles carry writings

Rather than the ghazal couplet seen on trucks and buses, rickshaws have boldly written enigmatic poetic phrases such as Kaash (if only), Bikhray Moti (strewn pearls) zakhmi parinda (wounded bird) akhri goli (the last bullet). Sometimes a rickshaw simply carries the name of a beloved daughter or a Sufi saint. Rickshaw poetry in Pakistan. D.Kazi,…

German Development Minister Gerd Müller and Bill Gates expand their cooperation “Development policy is the best peace policy”

MU­NICH – Ger­man De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Gerd Müller and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion, to­gether want to work to­wards adding a new di­men­sion to de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion. To that end, they signed an agree­ment that will lend fresh im­pe­tus to the achieve­ment of the goals con­tained in the 2030 Agenda. Fed­eral Min­is­ter…

The Aga Khan stands out as an icon of action -A tribute by James Wolfensohn,World Bank president (1995-2005) — Introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant

James Wolfensohn, World Bank President (1995 – 2005), speaking on January 25, 2005 in Washington DC when the National Building Museum presented its sixth prestigious Vincent Scully Prize to His Highness the Aga Khan in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence and improving the built environment in the Muslim world. Introduced by Abdulmalik…

A lot more than the Berlinale – film in Germany — Video

 Film has a long tradition in Germany, going back more than 100 years. Germany is an attractive place to produce films, be they blockbusters, domestic or international productions. And it is particularly interesting because of the unique blend of tradition and cutting-edge film-making. Source: DEUTSCHLAND.de ->>>>><<<<<-

Introduction to Interfaith Leadership — By Dominican University and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) | The eight-lesson curriculum are completely free to download

Dominican University and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) have built an eight-lesson curriculum exploring the fundamentals of Interfaith Leadership through generous funding from the Henry Luce Foundation. The world today requires interfaith leaders, and this course offers a comprehensive and academically rigorous examination of this concept. Frequently Asked Questions What will my students learn through the…

Europe’s Largest Pension Funds Heavily Invested in Illegal Israeli Settlements — DanWatch,Denmark |Five largest pension funds have €7.5 billion invested in companies…

Europe’s five largest pension funds have €7.5 billion invested in companies with business activities in and around illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. This is at odds with United Nations guidelines, clear warnings from 18 European countries, and undermines the two-state solution, experts warn. Israeli soldiers stand guard near the Israeli settlement of Beitar…

German-Arabic children′s books: ″Einfach Lesen!″ – Just read! — Qantara de | Goethe’s children′s books for young refugees and their parents

Friendly trams and wandering frogs: the Goethe-Institut is using children′s books in German and Arabic to make it easier for young refugees and their parents to come into contact with the new language and country. A visit to a refugee shelter in Berlin shows how well the “Einfach lesen!” project is being received. By Patrick…

Aga Khan University graduands urged to utilise knowledge to transform society

Graduands at the Aga Khan University’s convocation ceremony in Nairobi were encouraged to use their skills and knowledge to pursue ambitious, far-reaching initiatives that would impact as many lives as possible. Sixty graduates awarded degrees at the convocation in Nairobi In her speech, Chief Guest Professor Collette Suda, Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education,…