Video: 25 years studying the Big Bang’s afterglow

This week marks the 25th anniversary of a Nobel Prize winning discovery: the first image of the cosmic microwave background. This image showed the world what the universe looked like shortly after the big bang, and transformed cosmology. Reporter Davide Castelvecchi asks Nobel Laureate John Mather how the iconic image was taken, and investigates what…

Tajik Ismaili Artists: Saqi-e Bawafa Manam

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? I am the trusted cup-bearer: With every breath Aly Aly I am a Sufi, pure at heart: With every breath Aly Aly For Aly, dear to God, I burn with love: With every breath Aly Aly I am swept with secret melody: With every breath Aly Aly You are Adam…

Ocean Atlas: Understanding the threats to our marine ecosystems — Heinrich Boell Foundation de |Many graphics and PDF Versions | Under a Creative Commons License CC BY 4.0.

Territorially speaking, the high seas belong to no one – and so when it comes to exploitation, they belong to everyone. MANKIND AND THE SEAS The ocean covers more than two-thirds of our planet’s surface. It is rich in resources and provides us with food, energy, and minerals. Oceans are important transportation routes and crucial…

Henry Kim, Aga Khan Museum Director and CEO one on one with Ismailimail

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At two years in and two years on the Aga Khan Museum has established itself as a museum beyond frontiers. UNESCO extended its patronage to the Syria: A Living History exhibition and together with the unprecedented partnership between seven renowned international institutions from around the world, the Museum’s Syria programme provided…

UN report: Occupation is the main cause of humanitarian needs in the occupied Palestinian territory — (OCHA) | Maps, Videos

As the 50th anniversary of Israeli occupation approaches, OCHA’s 2016 Annual Report for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), released today, underscores that occupation policies and practices remain the key cause of humanitarian needs in the oPt. The internal Palestinian political divide is also a serious contributing factor. https://www.ochaopt.org/content/fragmented-lives-humanitarian-overview-2016 Click here to read the full report….

Video: Ramadan North and South – Al Jazeera World | Observing Ramadan is a challenge in countries where Muslims are minority and Sun risings and settings times differs

Once a year, for a whole month, Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan. Family, community work, prayer, reflection and, most importantly, fasting from sunrise to sunset, are the main elements of the month. However, observing Ramadan is not always straightforward in countries where Muslims are in the clear minority. So, how…

Paderborn: Watch ARD and ZDF short Films | Historical, Modernity, Green and Diversified | A Typical city and the District in NRW Land

 Politik | Länderspiegel-Die Stadt am kürzesten Fluss Deutschlands Nur vier Kilometer lang ist die Pader. Aber immerhin: Sie gab der Stadt ihren Namen. Paderborn liegt ganz im Osten Nordrhein-Westfalens und neben dem kürzesten Fluss Deutschlands lässt sich hier auch das angeblich weltweit größte Computermuseum entdecken. Beitragslänge:- 5 min- Datum: 27.05.2017 https://www.zdf.de/politik/laenderspiegel/laenderspiegel-deutschlandreise-nach-paderborn-100.html ***** Wunderschön! – Paderborner…

New Orleans,USA: Of Confederate Monuments, NOLA’s Mayor Asks: "Is This Really Our Story?" — By Deirdre Fulton on Common Dreams Org|Long-awaited task of taking down Confederate monuments from its public spaces|Watch Video

‘The monuments that we took down were meant to rebrand the history of our city and the ideals of a defeated Confederacy The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was the last to come down, on Friday. (Photo: Reuters) Last week, as New Orleans completed the controversial and long-awaited task of taking down Confederate…

Uganda: Strengthening School Leadership — Video

Olive Kyohere, Secretary General of Association of Secondary School Head Teachers of Uganda and Head Teacher at Luzira Secondary School, speaks about the impact the school management training in Uganda, in a programme run by the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development, and supported by the World Bank. Source: Aga Khan University ->>>>><<<<<-

Raiyaan World Partnership Walk Video 2017 Educating Girls

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HELP RAIYAAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential. Audery Hepburn! Did you…