ARCHITECTURE REVIEW | AZHAR PARK In a Decaying Cairo Quarter, a Vision of Green and Renewal - IN A DECAYING CAIRO QUARTER, A VISION OF GREEN AND RENEWAL - 2004-10-19Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Can thoughtful urban planning heal deep cultural wounds?
Cartier Horse of the Year Dalakhani, winning the French Derby - DALAKHANI TOPS CARTIER AWARDS - 2003-11-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Cartier Awards: Dalakhani is European Horse of the YearThe Aga Khan's Dalakhani, winner of the Grand Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and French Derby (Fr-I), was named Europe's Horse of the Year when the Cartier Awards were presented in London on Wednesday. The ceremony was held at London's Four Seasons Hotel. A 3-year-old Darshaan colt trained by Alain de Royer Dupre, Dalakhani won eight of nine career starts, including four group I races, before being retired at the conclusion of his 2003 campaign.
Dalakhani maintained his 100 per cent record with a smooth victory in the Prix Lupin at Longchamp.The Aga Khan colt, trained by Alain de Royer Dupre, came through with a perfectly-timed run inside the final furlong to beat another French-trained colt, Super Celebre, with Aidan O'Brien's Alberto Giacometti third.Pacemaker Balestrini was pushed into the lead of this Group One race after a few strides, followed by Dalakhani's stable companion Diyapour.
The Paris-based Aga-Khan Network is considering reviving the giant Mozambican textile company Texlom, in the southern city of Matola.
Texlom, which once employed 3,000 workers, has been paralysed for the past four years, and was declared bankrupt in 2001.
Aga Khan praise for 'a real champion'Christophe Soumillon, jockey Dalakhani: 'It's a race I wanted to win throughout my apprenticeship and it's unbelievable to ride a horse like him. He's a real champion and I love him so much.'
Am Freitagabend wurde vor dem Deutschen Historischen Museum mal wieder der Teppich für eine Wohlt
cgi.wn.com/?action=display&article=28456912&template=worldnews/index.txt&index=recent - SYRIA COOPERATE WITH AKDN - 2004-05-26Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Syrian Health officials on Wednesday discussed with an expert delegation of the Agha Khan network for development cooperation domains and means of strengthening a joint agenda plan to follow up health cadres qualifications.
Minister of Health Iyad Shatti noted in the meeting to the network contribution in training health cadres at the Ministry and Salamya hospital in central Syria.
The Aga Khan's Dalakhani, ridden by Christophe Soumillon won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, at Longchamp.
The 9-4 second favorite, trained by Alain de Royer Dupre, swept a length clear of 25-1 shot Mubtaker, with 13-8 market leader High Chaparral coming third for the second year running.
Dalakhani, the French Derby winner, needed all his noted speed and stamina to overcome a poor draw and desperately soft ground to add the Arc to his earlier success.
Soumillon, 22-year-old Belgian, was given a tremendous reception by the 40,000-crowd, and reached the unsaddling enclosure in tears.
L'Emir Karim Agha Khan, guide spirituel des Isam
Royalty has a knack for putting architecture in the spotlight. Denmark's Queen Margrethe II is known for bestowing a triennial prize, underwritten by the Carlsberg brewery, on leading architects from Europe and Japan. In Britain, Prince Charles is famous for criticizing modern buildings and starting an architecture school dedicated to neo-traditional design.
Une Fondation pour la sauvegarde et le développement du domaine de Chantilly, joyau du patrimoine français
La Fondation créé par l' Aga Kha se propose de restaurer le château, les grandes écuries et les différents bâtiments, le parc et ses jardins ainsi que le réseau hydrographique inclus dans son périmètre et réaliser les aménagements nécessaires pour améliorer l'accueil et l'information du public.
L'Emir Karim Agha Khan, guide spirituel des isma
Azamour stormed to victory in a thrilling Baileys Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown today as Doyen failed to live up to his billing as a Godolphin superstar.The 4-5 favourite loomed up to make his challenge in the straight under Frankie Dettori, but was unable to deliver his customary turn of foot in the closing stages.
As he backpedalled, hopes of a famous Godolphin double following Rule Of Law's St Leger triumph disappeared.
Only a month-and-a-half after the Aga Khan Trust for Culture handed over the 16th century Humayun's Tomb to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for maintainence, the tomb is back to its original neglected state.
The sandstone water channels that had been restored for the first time after 40 years, running through the 30-acre Char Bagh, are dry. There are only patches of stagnant water in this 4-km stretch and mostly nothing at all. The caretakers at the site say it has been like this since April. They also point to the unruly grass that is now covering the sandstone pavements.
PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni on Monday held discussions with the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, at his farm in Kisozi, Gomba County in Mpigi district.Museveni and the Aga Khan, a big time multi-sectoral investor in Uganda, discussed ways of promoting the tourism industry to further enhance country's national economic development, a statement issued by the Presidential Press Unit (PPU) said yesterday. The Minister of State for Investments, Sam Kutesa, of Regional Co-operation, Col. Kahinda Otafiire, and the managing director of Uganda Investment Authority, Dr.
BBC MONITORING INTERNATIONAL REPORTS: TAJIK PREMIER RECEIVES AGA KHAN'S SON - TAJIK PREMIER RECEIVES AGA KHAN'S SON - 2000-03-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov of Tajikistan received the head of the Aga Khan Foundation, Prince Amin Aga Khan [son of Karim Aga Khan IV, leader of the world Ismailis], today.During the talks, they mostly touched upon and exchanged views on issues of mutually beneficial cooperation with this foundation in Tajikistan. The prime minister said that the agreements are being implemented which were signed during Prince Karim Al Husayni's official visit to Tajikistan.
Cherie Looks East With Her New Fashion Statement - HER HIGHNESS BEGUM INAARA AGA KHAN AT ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - 2003-05-09Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Tony Blair's wife Cherie made a striking entrance at an Asian awards ceremony by wearing a cream and gold sari complete with a bindi.In Hindu culture the jewelled accessory, worn on the forehead, is meant as a symbol of good fortune and festivity. While it was once considered an indicator of marital status, bindis have become increasingly popular as a style accessory, largely thanks to the likes of Madonna and Victoria Beckham.
Agha Khan confers with Syrian ministers on bilateral cooperation - AGA KHAN MEET THE MUFTI OF ALEPPO - 2004-02-16Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Prince Karim Agha Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaelite Moslems, received the Minister of Education Ali Saad in his residence on Sunday evening in Damascus.
Talks during the meeting dealt with the fields of cooperation between Agha Khan Network for Development and the Syrian Education Ministry, particularly the development of education system, the rehabilitation of the relevant personnel, improving education to rise to the level of international level in this field.
Begum kommt als Schirmherrin zu Gala gegen Kindesmissbrauch - DIE BEGUM KOMMT ALS SCHIRMHERRIN ZUR GALA GEGEN KINDESMISSBRAUCH - 2003-08-28Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Der Ort: dem Anlass angemessen. Das Komitee: hochkar
City of the future: Cairo's five centuries of rubbish is now a park, thanks to the Aga Khan - CITY OF THE FUTURE - 2004-05-07Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
This vast landscaping and urban renewal project has also uncovered Saladin's wallsAn enormous rubbish heap in the centre of Cairo, has been turned into a park thanks to the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim, and it is to be inaugurated this month. He is well known for his interest in the architecture of Islam, and this is an exceptionally ambitious project by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) that has involved also restoring parts of the ancient city walls, the Darb al-Ahmar area in a socially responsible way.