Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ismailis in the News - Youth group captures Duke of Edinburgh awards

Youth group captures awards
North Shore News - ‎May 20, 2009‎
Fatehali is the leader and founder of the Lower Mainland Ismaili Youth Extreme Adventure Group, and 14 of its participants received the Duke of Edinburgh ...

Ismailis in the News - Dr Shelina Dhanji

Ajax dentist heads to Africa
Newsdurhamregion.com - ‎May 16, 2009‎
The hospital is funded through the Agha Khan Foundation, which was created by the spiritual leader of Ismailis. The foundation does international ...

Ismailis in the News - Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon win prestigious award



April 28, 2009

British Columbian authors Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon are thrilled that their book, The Power of Giving, has won the prestigious Nautilus Silver Award. The Power of Giving helps readers discover the many gifts they have to offer— including tapping into their potential, being creative and innovative and finding inner happiness.

“We are very thrilled and grateful that this book has been considered for such a prestigious award and also for the recognition of the message the book conveys,” said the authors of the book, Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon.

The Power of Giving was released by Tarcher/Penguin in August 2008 and hit #1 on Amazon.ca. To date, it has been published in seven languages in nine countries.
The Nautilus Book Awards recognize and reward world-changing books. This is the 9th annual award. Past winners include: Deepak Chopra, M.D., Barbara Kingsolver, Frances Moore Lappe’, Thich Nnat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Naomi Wolf and Paul Rogat Loeb, PhD.
An experienced team of book reviewers, librarians, authors, editors, bookstore owners, and leaders in the publishing industry carefully select the finalists and winners in a three-tiered judging process. Winning titles will be exhibited in a 2009 Nautilus Book Awards Showcase at BookExpo America held in the Jacob Javits Center in New York from May 28 - 31, 2009.
All Silver Award-winning titles will now move on to the final phase of judging. Gold Winners will be announced on http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/ on the morning of Friday, May 30th as well as at the BEA. The Nautilus Book Awards are administered by Marilyn McGuire & Associates, Inc. of Eastsound, WA, in association with Independent Publisher Online of Traverse City, MI.
All author royalties for The Power of Giving will go to Tides Canada Foundation.

Jamal and McKinnon are both sought-after speakers for their expertise in philanthropy. Jamal is a keynote speaker and management consultant who speaks worldwide with the goal of inspiring leaders, at all levels, to unleash potential and regain balance (The Corporate Sufi Way). McKinnon is one of North America’s leading fundraising experts, who also lectures globally. The Power of Giving has received acclaim from Wayne Dyer, Seth Godin, Jack Canfield and many more prominent reviewers.

For more information, please visit http://www.thepowerofgiving.org/.
For images visit: http://thepowerofgiving.org/media.aspx.

More information

Theresa Giacopasi Katie Sheehan
Tarcher-Penguin Harvey McKinnon Associates
(212) 366-2851 (604) 732-4351 ext. 100 Theresa.giacopasi@us.penguingroup.com ksheehan@harveymckinnon.com

World Partnership Walk - In the news

Thousands walk and roll at weekend fundraising events
Vancouver Sun - ‎May 31, 2009‎
By Denise Ryan, Vancouver SunMay 31, 2009 BC Premier Gordon Campbell (left) warms up with the crowd on Sunday, before the beginning of the 25th annual World ...
Ten thousand people and bright sunshine expected for Sunday's ...
Vancouver Sun - ‎May 31, 2009‎
By Mary Frances Hill, Vancouver SunMay 31, 2009 Sunny skies are predicted as some 10000 philanthropists prepare for Sunday's Aga Khan Foundation's World ...
Walkers raise $75K to fight global poverty
Waterloo Record - ‎21 hours ago‎
About 800 people laced up their shoes in Kitchener's Victoria Park and raised more than $75000 to fight global poverty. They were taking part in the World ...
Walking to combat poverty
Metro Canada - Vancouver - ‎Jun 1, 2009‎
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson takes part in the World Partnership Walk in Stanley Park yesterday. The 25th World Partnership Walk in Stanley Park raised ...
Aga Khan's Vancouver walk raises $2 million for global poverty fight
The Province - ‎May 31, 2009‎
By Carmen Chai, The ProvinceMay 31, 2009 Sara Janmohamed 2 1/2 of West Vancouver joined thousands of walkers in the World Partnership Walk to raise funds to ...
Thousands were on hand for the World Partnership Walk on Sunday at ...
24 Hours Vancouver - ‎May 31, 2009‎
By DHARM MAKWANA, 24 HOURS More than $2 million raised through Sunday's fundraising event, marking its silver anniversary, will go to the Aga Khan ...
Thousands walk in downtown Toronto to end poverty
CP24, Canada - ‎May 31, 2009‎
Thousands walk during the annual World Partnership Walk to raise money for people living in poverty in developing contries on May 31, 2009. ...

Ismailis in the News - Globe and Mail Finance Article

Globe and Mail Photo

'Sandwich generation' has a full plate
Globe and Mail - ‎May 31, 2009‎
In Ms. Mawani's Ismaili-Muslim culture, children look after their parents, and so her siblings do as much as they can to contribute. ...

Ismailis in the News - Nadir Mohamed, CEO Rogers

Nadir Mohamed, president & CEO for Rogers Communications.
Photograph by: Ward Perrin , Vancouver Sun

New CEO will boost Rogers: UBS analyst
Vancouver Sun - ‎May 30, 2009‎
By David Pett, Financial PostMarch 31, 2009 Based on trading yesterday, the jury is still out on the appointment of Nadir Mohamed as Rogers Communications ...
'Ted was Ted, what I do is different'
Financial Post - ‎May 30, 2009‎
Nadir Mohamed was both a colleague and close friend to the late Ted Rogers. Joining the company in 2000, he worked closely with Mr. Rogers, building the ...
Roger's tall challenges: New CEO takes it slow and steady
Canada.com - ‎May 30, 2009‎
By Jamie Sturgeon, Financial PostMay 30, 2009 Newly appointed Rogers CEO Nadir Mohamed speaks to Post reporter Jamie Sturgeon at the Rogers Communications ...
The man who now rules Mr. Rogers' neighbourhood
Toronto Star - ‎May 30, 2009‎
Rogers Communications Inc. chief executive Nadir Mohamed, 53, is the first to admit he isn't Ted Part 2. In fact, they're a study in contrasts. ...
Rogers CEO says there's only room for one more national wireless ...
The Canadian Press - ‎May 29, 2009‎
TORONTO — Rogers Communications' (TSX:RCI.B) newly appointed chief executive Nadir Mohamed is preparing for what is expected to be a dramatic battle over ...
Rogers spends to get with the programs
Globe and Mail - ‎May 31, 2009‎
Canada's major television networks will unveil their new fall prime-time lineups this week, hoping to attract an influx of ad dollars with the promise of ...
Rogers' CEO facing an industry sea change, unfazed
Globe and Mail - ‎May 29, 2009‎
TORONTO, ONT- 29/05/09 - Nadir Mohamed is the new CEO of Rogers. This is our first one-on-one with him since he took the position. ...