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IIS Opens Job Vacancy Section on their Website - 2011-03-16

IIS Head of Human Resources Department

Message from the Institute of Ismaili Studies:

I would be grateful you would draw the attention of your members to our new online vacancy section on www.iis.ac.uk

Kind Regards


Dr P.Amanda Harris
Head of Human Resources Department
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
210 Euston Road

Tel : +44 (0)20 7756 2752
Fax: +44 (0)20 7756 2740
Website: www.iis.ac.uk
E-Mail: aharris@iis.ac.uk

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Z’bar govt in public property lease scam - 2011-01-17

THE GUARDIAN, January 17, 2011

Zanzibar government has contravened laid down procedures in leasing out two of its Forodhani Beach buildings and a garden to a hotel group for 99 years, it has been confirmed.

Government sources told The Guardian the hotel group, Kempinski signed an agreement with the Isles government in October last year and paid $1.5m, equivalent to 2.1bn/-, an amount said to be a throw-away price for the prime area.

Efforts to speak to the hotel management proved futile. However, sources said the hotel is planning to construct a five star hotel at the site.

Who Must Show Consent in an Intellectual Property Infringement Case? - 2011-01-31


Professor David Vaver is a member of IP Osgoode, a Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, an Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford, an Emeritus Fellow of St. Peter’s College at Oxford and former Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre.

Judge critical of Aga Khan employees in stud farm row - 2000-02-27


A FORMER secretary for the Aga Khan has won the first round of her employment dispute and the judge involved has heavily...

A FORMER secretary for the Aga Khan has won the first round of her employment dispute and the judge involved has heavily criticised her employers saying they tried to ``hoodwink'' the High Court.

Mr Justice Declan Budd awarded costs totalling over £250,000 against the Aga Khan's bloodstock company, Stud Societe Civile de Paris, in favour of Kildare woman Mary Charlton (54) who had been secretary of the company's four Irish studs for 27 years.

Secretary reaches settlement in long-running case against Aga - 2001-12-07

The Racing Post (London, England)

THE Aga Khan and his former stud secretary Mary Charlton have agreed a settlement of their long-running Dublin High Court battle.

Mrs Charlton, secretary at the Aga's Irish studs for 27 years, instituted proceedings for damages in 1998.

She also sought orders from the court that she was entitled to continue her employment and that an internal inquiry into alleged misconduct be declared unlawful.

Fraud in Aga Khan lawsuit at Irish Studs in 1998: Explanations and Extracts - 2010-12-10

Heritage News

Defendants: Aga Khan's Studs Societe Civile and its managers
Plaintiff: Employee Mary Charlton

Mr. Faughnan is the personel manager and head of security of the Societe Civile. This is what court said was done to an employee of 27 years (who suppoerted her disabled husband) whose manager was involved in fraud:

French Government Bestows Honors for Contributions to Culture - 2010-11-09


Paris, France, 9 November 2010 - The French Minister for Culture and Communication, Frédéric Mitterrand, on behalf of the French government, today conveyed honours on His Highness the Aga Khan and his brother Prince Amyn Aga Khan. Recognising their contributions to culture, both personally and through the various activities of the Aga Khan Development Network, the Minister noted that the promotion of culture had a privileged position amongst all of their multiple activities, because “you are convinced of its importance in the process of improving the quality of life globally”.

Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III – first president of Muslim League - 2010-11-02


His Royal Highness Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III was one of those Muslim stalwarts who believed in Islam as a global religion and who worked ceaselessly for its triumph and glory throughout their lives. He had always been passionately interested in promoting unity and understanding among Muslims all over the world and contributed immensely to the social, cultural, political, economic and educational development of the ummah.

Obama to visit Humayun's Tomb in Delhi tomorrow - 2010-11-06


Humayun's Tomb -- the 16th century magnificent Mughal marvel -- will be the first stop in Delhi tomorrow for US President Barack Obama, who will pay tribute to India's rich cultural heritage through his visit to the monument.

Obama, accompanied by his wife Michelle, is expected to drive to the beautiful red-stone monument in south Delhi, which now sports a new look after a major renovation exercise.

Obamas get to meet ’slumdog kids’ - 2010-11-07


New Delhi, Nov.7 : It was as close to the slum-dog moment as the Obamas could get in their India tour. The US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met with 16 children of labourers at the Humayun’s tomb in New Delhi today.

The children, aged between five and seven, do not go to a regular school because they are too poor. They receive informal education due to the voluntary efforts of Mr K.K. Mohammad, the Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey of India who has taken upon himself to get some basic literacy tools to these kids.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2010


Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces Master Jury for 2010

Geneva, 8 January 2010 – The members of the Master Jury of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The Jury, which selects the recipients of the Award, will convene in January to review the 401 nominated projects and select approximately 25 finalists, which will then be subject to on-site reviews by independent experts. The Jury will meet for a second time in June to select the Award recipients from the group of finalists. Recipients will be announced at a ceremony in autumn 2010.

AKDN and IB team up to Improve Access to Quality Education in the Developing World - 2010-10-29


Gouvieux, France (Vocus) October 29, 2010

The Aga Khan Development Network Foundation (AKDN Foundation) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) agreed today to intensify joint efforts to broaden access to quality education for students across the developing world and provide richer and more global perspectives to those in the industrialised world.

The Ismaili Centre of Dubai: a monument of tolerance - 2010-10-31


Nestled in one of Bur Dubai's older districts is one of the emirate's best kept architectural secrets: the Ismaili Centre of Dubai. It is a 13,000-square-metre structure designed by the Egyptian duo Rami El Dahan and Soheir Farid, who drew inspiration from Cairo's Fatimid mosques.

Agha Khan Development Network, French Embassy Sign Cooperation Agreement - 2010-10-27


Damascus, (SANA)- The Agha Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the French Embassy in Damascus signed on Wednesday a partnership agreement to lay down a comprehensive framework for cooperation in development projects in Syria which encompasses many vital sectors.

The agreement includes a framework for mutual cooperation in micro-finance, tourism, culture, regional planning, health, education, traffic safety, rural and industrial development.

Jaali work empowers them - 2010-10-31


NEW DELHI: Twenty-eight-year-old Anisha, now a mother of four, was married off at the tender age of nine. Born and brought up in Bihar, she landed in Delhi with her husband, who paints for a living. From her ordinary existence as a housewife in Nizamuddin basti, she has emerged as a respected earning member of the family who brings home up to Rs 5,000-8,000 every month. For this, Anisha put in almost three years to train herself in traditional sanjhi cutting and jaali pattern work.

Birthday: Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III: A leader of repute - 2010-10-31


Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III will always be remembered as one of the most distinguished and well-reputed leaders and diplomats during Pakistan’s freedom movement. Sir Aga Khan, with his vast experience and personality of international stature, proved to be a responsible and productive mediator between the western world and the leaders of the subcontinent.

Aga Khan, Swiss NGO sign deal to broaden access to quality education - 2010-11-01


THE Aga Khan Development Network Foundation and the International Baccalaureate have agreed to jointly intensify efforts to broaden access to quality education for students in Uganda and other developing countries.

A memorandum of understanding signed at the Aga Khan headquarters in France between the two organisations sets out a framework for strengthened cooperation in the advancement of education.

Baccalaureate is a Swiss-based NGO, which offers educational programmes for “a worldwide community of schools”.

A holy man with an eye for connections - 2010-0-10-27

20101015 - H.H. the Aga Khan in Canada

Of two notable speeches from very different Muslim leaders scheduled this month for influential audiences in Canada, only one was delivered. In Ottawa, Zijad Delic, executive director of the Canadian Islamic Congress, had been asked to speak at National Defence headquarters, but that invitation was revoked by Defence Minister Peter MacKay over charges that the congress’s leaders have taken extremist positions in the past (even though Delic is widely seen as a moderate). There was never any doubt, however, that the second speech would go off without a hitch.

Toronto lawyer, Aga Khan call truce - 2010-10-25


A Toronto lawyer who settled a copyright dispute with the Aga Khan says he has no regrets about how the high-profile case played out.

Alnaz Jiwa had previously refused to believe the Aga Khan was the man behind the action requesting he halt distribution of unauthorized copies of the imam’s teachings but at a face-to-face meeting in Toronto on Oct. 15, he got the message straight from the source.

“If he doesn’t want us to do something, there is no way I am going to do it,” Jiwa tells Law Times.

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