Author: ziahmad

Screen time limits for all

There has been much debate about how much screen time is safe for kids. Screen time includes watching TV programs, films or videos, gaming, and using a computer, tablet, phone or any other screen-based device for viewing, chatting or messaging. A recent Canadian study that tracked 2,500 toddlers concluded that “letting  a toddler spend lots of time using screens may delay their development of skills such as language and sociability.” The researchers, however, did not provide any guidelines, for children and parents, an appropriate level of screen time and did not recommend a cut-off for children’s screen time overall....

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Shahid Afridi Foundation launch in Sydney

The Shahid Afridi Foundation Australia chapter was inaugurated in Sydney on Sunday 13 January 2019 by Senator Mehreen Faruqi and Consul General of Pakistan, Abdul Majid Yousfani.  The charitable organisation founded by explosive Pakistani batsman Shahid Afridi nicknamed ‘boom-boom’ is working towards improving the lives of the underprivileged through healthcare and education and by providing clean water in remote areas of Pakistan. The event held at The Connection in Rhodes was organised by Meri Pehchan Pakistan,  a community organisation promoting a positive and soft image of Pakistan in Australia. Representatives from Pakistani business community, cricket fans of Shahid Afridi,  volunteers...

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Aisha Lemu: UK born Nigerian remembered

Aisha Ahmed Lemu, British women who converted to Islam during her teens and settled in Nigeria devoting her life to Islamic education and training, passed away on 5 January 2019 at the age 79 in Minna, Nigeria. She was a prolific writer having published a large number of books on various aspects of Islam, developed a number of training programs for daawah workers and promoted empowerment of women on a global level. The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari described late Aisha Lemu as “a repository of knowledge whose depth of scholarship was overwhelming and enviable.” President Buhari said that...

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Awards for high achievers at WGS

The Western Grammar School based in Plumton, Sydney held its End of the Year Assembly for 2018 on Thursday 13 December at St Mary’s Memorial Hall with performances, presentations and awards. The assembly was divided into two sessions, the morning session devoted to classes from Kindergarten to Year 2 while the afternoon session was catered for Year 3 to Year 11. The assembly was attended by students, parents, teachers and other school staff as well as invited community leaders where awards were given to students who excelled during the academic year 2018. During his welcome speech, the Principal of...

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Consistent Robotics success at Unity Grammar

An exclusive insight into Unity Grammar’s Robotics playground by AMUST. All three of Unity Grammar’s Robotics teams have been victorious at the 2018 FIRST® LEGO® League National Championships held at Macquarie University from Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 December 2018. Senior Girls team STEM Cells X were placed 3rd for Gracious Professionalism, Senior Boys team STEM Cells Y were placed 2nd for Mechanical Design and Junior team, STEM Cells Z, the latest addition to the STEM Cells family, were awarded 1st place for their Project Innovative Solution Award. Two of the teams, STEM Cells Y and STEM Cells Z,...

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