Irish-based Alamshar, ranked number one on the World Thoroughbred Rankings list in the Turf division, is scheduled to run in the $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International, set for Woodbine on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Trainer John Oxx, who trains the dual group I winner for the Aga Khan, told the Racing Post the only way the 3-year-old would not compete in the International is if stablemate Dalakhani is forced to miss the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) this weekend in France. 'Our plan is to (run Alamshar) in Canada,' said Oxx. 'It would be his last race of the year.'
While Al Azhar Park may be a novel project in the Cairo of today, a hundred years ago it would have been one cultivated green space among many. In the 19th century, Cairo was being modeled after European cities, and parks were part of the plan conceived carried out by Viceroy Muhammad Ali and his successors, especially Khedive Ismail, for creating a sophisticated, modern urban space. Today, however, most of the old parks are only a fraction of their original size and dim reflections of their illustrious beginnings, due to neglect and shifting concerns of the state.
Following critically acclaimed concerts in North America and Europe, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble brought their unique fusion of ancient Silk road traditions and western classical music to the heart of the Silk road: in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
The concerts were accompanied by master classes - attended by local musicians and students - at which there was a chance to share musical traditions and explore new avenues of artistic expression.
Aga Khan Says U.N. Should Mould Future Afghanistan - AGA KHAN SAYS U.N. SHOULD MOULD FUTURE AFGHANISTAN - 2001-10-31Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community, said in a French newspaper interview on Wednesday that the United Nations should steer the reconstruction of a pluralist civil society in Afghanistan.
As head of a disparate Ismaili community of about 15 million people, including followers in Afghanistan, the Aga Khan said Muslims and non-Muslims should work together to rebuild the country if the ruling Taliban government tumbles.
The Shia Ismaili Muslims spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan, arrives in the country today.
During his visit, the Aga Khan will meet President Mwai Kibaki and top Cabinet ministers.
He will join the President in the inauguration of the Altex Apparel Factory at the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in Athi River.
The manufacturing facility was established by Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) - Kenya and the Global Readymade Garments Industry LLc. IPS is an affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.
H H Prince Karim Aga Khan left Chitral in a satisfied disposition reports our correspondent. Our correspondents at Garam Chashma and Booni say the Aga khan told his followers to live with goodwill and in harmony with their other Muslim brethren. He asked his Developmental Organizations to work for the betterment of all Chitralis alike irrespective of their communal affiliations.He said if the present congenial atmosphere prevails, he would enhance the organizations working in the Health, Education, Agriculture and other sectors.
The Aga Khan School, Dhaka (AKS,D) has just concluded a week-long workshop for incorporating technology into its curriculum. Participants from East Africa, Central Asia, India and Pakistan joined the Senior Section teachers of the AKS,D. Around 54 teachers participated in the training programme, which was designed to make learning for students and teachers more exciting, said a press release.
Serena Hotels a company owned by Aga Khan is investing US$19m in rebuilding of Nile Hotel International.
The Privatisation Unit (PU) on Friday opened the financial bid from Serena Hotels.
'The management is providing a commitment fee of $1.2m and will be paying four percent of the rental income every year which ranges between $ 238,000 and $554,000,' the PU director, Michael Opagi, said during the function held at Communications House.
He said the company is also providing $3m performance bond issued by Barclays Bank of Kenya.
His Highness the Aga Khan, yesterday afternoon left Kenya for Paris, France, after a three-day visit where he met with President Mwai Kibaki in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Minister for Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services, Mr Najib Balala and Mombasa DC, Mr John Egesa, escorted the visitor to the Moi International Airport.
Aga Khan who flew into Mombasa on Friday, attended the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, an educational institution along Mama Ngina Drive.
AGA KHAN SCHOOLS HAVE A VERY INTERESTING AND BUSY OPEN DAYCOASTWEEK - AGA KHAN SCHOOLS HAVE A VERY INTERESTING AND BUSY OPEN DAY - 2002-05-19Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
MUSTAFA YUSUFALI, a Form Four student, explains his Physics project on water turbines to Chairperson AKES Mombasa Mrs. Narmin Somji (right) during the Aga Khan Junior Academy and Aga Khan Kenya Secondary Schools' Open Day which was held recently. COASTWEEK - - THE Aga Khan Junior Academy and The Aga Khan Kenya Secondary School had a very busy Open Day recently.
The students and teachers had worked very hard to produce some truly amazing and beautiful projects and displays related to the academic work that goes on at the school.
THE Aga Khan plans to construct academic centres of excellence in Kampala, reports Richard Mutumba.Education and sports minister, Kidhu Makubuya and Minister for General Duties in the Premier's Office, Mondo Kagonyera, were recently in Mombasa to attend the launch of the first academic centre of excellence.
The ministers also held a meeting with the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims. The academies will be like schools for the elite class.
His Highness the Aga Khan Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims on Friday addressed a crowd of over three thousand people who had gathered at the Great Mosque of Djenne, a stately edifice dating back to the 14th century. Mali's Prime Minister Ahmed Mohamed Ag Hamani accompanied the Aga Khan.
The Aga Khan and his wife the Begum Aga Khan have filed for divorce, it emerged today.The couple married in May 1998 and have a four-year-old son, Prince Aly. They have been separated for over a year.
The Aga Khan, a British citizen, is the spiritual leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims.
His wife Begum Inaara is a German national who was known as Princess Gabriele Zu Leiningen before the marriage. She lives in Berkshire.
Her spokesman, Lord Bell of Bell Pottinger, said: 'The Begum considers the separation and divorce proceedings to be private matters and will be making no comment.'
Aga Khan to Spend Sh2 Billion On Schools, Hospital - AGA KHAN TO SPEND Sh2 BILLION ON SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS - 2003-02-01Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Aga Khan Development Network (Kenya) will this year spend over Sh2 billion to construct three schools in Mombasa and an extension to the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.
The network's representative, Ambassador Anil Ishani said some Sh462 million will be used to construct the schools in Nyali and Kilindini.
Ishani said they are also spending Sh1.5 billion on the second phase of the Aga Khan Hospital to make it a specialised medical centre and will involve getting state-of-the-art equipment.
Aga Khan meets Afghan leader, officials - AFGHAN GIRLS RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER FIVE YEARS - 2002-03-23Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Afghan Minister Said Mohammad Ali Jawid, adviser to the Afghan interim government, has said: Prince Karim Aga Khan [IV] met the chairman of the interim administration of Afghanistan, Hamed Karzai, and some ministers of the government in Kabul yesterday.In an interview with a correspondent of the external Dari service [of Mashhad Radio], Jawid added: The Aga Khan Foundation carries out its activities in Pakistan, India, Tajikistan and other countries. Jawid explained: The Aga Khan Foundation can provide the people of Afghanistan with food and aid in the sphere of education and culture.
The Aga Khan has said that economic indicators in Pakistan look significantly better. 'My belief is that they will continue to improve,' he said while speaking on PTV programme 'News Night' late on Wednesday night.
By encouraging and supporting revitalisation of Islam's heritage across many cultures in which it is expressed, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has been able to help generate new resources, talent and energy that is being recognised and has an impact far beyond the Islamic world, said Dr Suha Ozkan, Secretary-General of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
Aga Khan Expresses Sympathy - AGA KHAN EXPRESSES SYMPATHY AND ANNOUCES SUPPORT FOR RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR THOUSANDS AFFECTED BY ASIA EARTHQUAKE - 2005-10-10Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), today conveyed his deepest sympathy to the Government and people of Pakistan on the great loss of life, serious injury and widespread material destruction resulting from the earthquake that struck several parts of Pakistan.
The Aga Khan, billionaire spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims, met Indian Finance Minister Jaswant Singh during an official visit here Tuesday.
He was due to inaugurate the restoration of a tomb of the Moghul Emperor Humayun later in the day. The work was carried out jointly by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India.
The Aga Khan, who is on the second day of a six-day visit here, was also to meet leaders of the Ismaili Muslim community which has roots in India going back many centuries.
Two new floors will be added to the Aga Khan Hospital Doctors Plaza in Nairobi to create space for an additional 42 consulting rooms for doctors.
The agreement for the Sh60 million project was signed by Nizar Juma, the former chairman of the Aga Khan Health Services and Kirit Patel of Laxmanbhai Construction Limited