From: John Parker Toronto City Councillor Ward 26 - Don Valley West
May 28 marked an important milestone in an exciting project in Ward 26 that will create a new landmark in Toronto of international significance.
On that day the Prime Minister of Canada joined the Aga Khan and several hundred invited guests at the Foundation Ceremony marking the start of construction work on the $300 million Aga Khan Centre at the corner of Eglinton and the Don Valley Parkway.
Fumihiko Maki and Associates Moriyama & Teshima Architects
Structural glass design; building envelope services; full structural engineering services
The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat is an elegant two-storey building containing meeting rooms, exhibition areas, an atrium, a resource centre and offices for the Aga Khan Foundation Canada and other agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network.
Pour la promotion des affaires, notre pays a accueilli hier, le patron du Réseau Aga Khan : Karim Aga Khan. Cette visite, sur invitation officielle de son excellence Amadou Toumani Touré, s'inscrit essentiellement dans le cadre d'une étroite collaboration entre le Gouvernement du Mali et le Réseau Aga Khan.
One of the world's most respected architectural awards, the 9th.Aga Khan Foundation Awards for Architecture, went this year to the B2 House designed by Turkish architect Han Tumertekin for Bilsar Tekstil's owners Selman and Suha Bilal. In the contest, which aims to understand and evaluate Islamic culture through architecture, a jury of nine people including artists, philosophers, architects and city planners evaluated 378 projects from 44 countries.Costing about $140,000, the B2 House's blend of comfort and design aspects with its innovative design won Tumertekin the award.
Johnny Murtagh congratulates Sinndar after victory in the Prix de l?Arc de Triomphe yesterday.Sinndar?s Arc win lands heroic treble
It was billed as the showdown between Europe?s top older horse and the young pretender - and in the end youth prevailed as Sinndar powered to victory in the Prix de l?Arc de Triomphe-Lucien Barriere at Longchamp yesterday.
Jockey Johnny Murtagh waved the Irish tricolour in triumph as he celebrated his nation?s first success in the contest since Alleged completed his second Arc victory in 1978.
Jamatkhana is a wonderful place
It also keeps a smile on your face!
And this smile is so wide-from ear to ear,
It makes all unhappiness disappear!
And those tasbihs that look so new,
When you use them you shine too!
To me Jamatkhana is a time of joy,
For man, woman, girl and boy!
But sometimes I wonder why people are bad,
Because it only makes dear Mowlabapa sad!
But when people are good and they pray,
It makes me want to say:
From North to South,
and East and West,
JAMATKHANA is the best!
Alzheimer's Association, Rita Hayworth Gala "The Magic of Mardi Gras" held at the Waldorf Astoria-2003-10-07Posted December 12th, 2009 by librarian-ap
They held the annual Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala at the Waldorf this past Tuesday night. The theme was The Magic of Mardi Gras. Underwritten by Rolex Watch USA and chaired by Muffie Potter Aston, they raised more than $1.3 million. General Chair was Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of the late Rita Hayworth whose affliction with this terrible disease inspired her daughter’s monumental fundraising work.
When her mother, Rita Hayworth, died as a result of Alzheimer's Disease, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan could have chosen to lead her life out of the public eye. She chose, instead, to use her name and position to help fight this most misunderstood and fatal disease.
Le 11 juillet dernier, l'Aga Khan IV, chef spirituel de quinze millions d'Ismaéliens, et sa nouvelle épouse, la Begum Inaara, étaient à Lisbonne. Ils ont inauguré, en présence du président du Portugal, Jorge Sampaio, le Centre ismaélien de Lisbonne, premier du genre sur le contient européen. Hors sa vocation de lieu de rassemblement religieux, le centre accueille également le programme de développement du prince en faveur des déshérités.
The centre is a complex of buildings and gardens composed of three areas : institutional, community and religious. The centre was designed by the architect Raj Rewal in co-operation with the Portuguese architect Frederico Valsassina.
The complex covers an area of 18 000 square meters, of wich 5 500 square meters are built spaces and the remaining 12 500 is occupied by green spaces and gardens.
The Ismaili Centre assimilates in itself architectural styles and influences from Lisbon's Mosterio dos Jeronimos, India's Fatehpur Sikri and Spain's Alhambra.
La bella que vivió un cuento de hadas La begum Om Habibeh, viuda del Aga Khan III, fallece en Francia a los 94 años 2000-07-01Posted November 17th, 2009 by librarian-ap
La begum Om Habibeh, viuda del Aga Khan III, falleció el sábado en su residencia de Le Cannet, en el sudeste de Francia, a los 94 años. La begum, de origen francés y cuyo nombre de soltera era Yvette Blanche Labrousse, se casó en 1944 con el sultán Mohamed Shah Aga Khan, abuelo del príncipe Karim, actual Aga Khan. Fue la cuarta y última esposa del que fue 48 jefe espiritual de los ismaelitas, una poderosa secta de musulmanes chiitas que grupa a más de 15 millones de creyentes en todo el mundo.
The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development has submitted the names of four directors, Iain Cheyne, Sajid Zahid, Sultan Allana and Zakir Mahmood, as its nominees on the Board of Directors of Habib Bank Limited, to be inducted after handing over of the bank to the AKFED.
Sultan Allana will be the Chairman of the Board, while Zakir Mahmood will continue as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the bank.
Business Recorder understands that the ceremony of completing the privatisation transaction will take place some time in mid-February.
People from different walks of life have welcomed the proposed visit of the Agha Khan to Chitral on 4th Dec. Talking to Chitral news Mian Asif Ali Shah member Gemstone Association Chitral said the Agha khan's visit should be a turning point to solve the back breaking communication problems being faced by the people of Chitral for the last 56 years. He appealed to the Agha Khan to help in the construction of the Lowari tunnel and for the time the Lowari tunnel remains closed institute a helicopter service between Chitral and Dir to facilitate traveling for the people of this area.
Tomorrow at 9.30am the Alitalian board will meet to decide on the agreement with Meridiana. The order of the day for the meeting does not give any information, but according to national newspapers, the airline managed by Francesco Mengozzi is interested in buying a significant share holding, thus assuming control of management. According to some leaks, the Aga Khan, who holds 80 pct of share capital intends to cede control of the airline only in case of sale, also spread out, of his entire share package (the remaining 20 pct is in the hands of his employees).
Projet hydroélectrique dans le centre de l'Afghanistann Une équipe d'ingénieurs indiens se rend dans la province de Bâmyân, au centre de l'Afghanistan, afin de mener un travail d'étude devant déboucher sur la construction d'un barrage hydroélectrique.
Basler Zeitung Online - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Genf. AFP/SDA/BaZ. Der ehemalige Flüchtlings-Hochkommissar der Vereinten Nationen, Prinz Sadruddin Aga Khan, ist im Alter von 69 Jahren gestorben. Der Onkel von Karim Aga Khan IV., dem Oberhaupt der Ismailiten, starb nach langer Krankheit in den USA.
From doom to bloomA collaboration between the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and ASI sees the garden at Humayun's Tomb get a much needed facelift, says Maitreyee handique
Published : April 19, 2003
'I am not the star of the show,' Ritesh Nanda protests as he shies away from the range of our cameraman Amit Kumar's focus, 'the star is behind you.'
The star, in question, is the garden at Humayun's Tomb, a star destination on a traveller's itinerary, bang in the nerve centre of teeming Delhi. The site was declared a world heritage monument by UNESCO in 1992.
Epsom Derby Also Run on June 7The Belmont Stakes (gr. I), when Funny Cide will bid to win the Triple Crown, is not the only major race being run on June 7. The 224th running of the Vodafone Derby at Epsom Downs in England will be run earlier the same day.
Unbeaten Refuse To Bend will attempt to become the first Sagitta Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner since 1989 to win the Derby.
People sign a condolence book dedicated to the memory of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, at Aga Khan's residence Chateau de Bellerive above Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, May 15, 2003. Aga Khan, the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees and uncle of the spiritual leader of the Shiite Muslim Ismaili community, has died at the age of 70 on May 12, 2003, in a hospital in Boston, USA, after a long illness. (AP Photo/Keystone/Gary Ottei)
The Aga Khan, the billionaire spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims, will build the English-speaking world's biggest Islamic art museum and cultural center in Toronto after plans to buy a site in London failed, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
The Aga Khan Development Network, one of the charitable institutions and businesses headed by the Aga Khan, said the museum would house artifacts from renowned private collections including those of the Aga Khan and of the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.