Author: ziahmad

Unity Grammer Robotics teams advance to International Championships representing Australia

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, advanced to the International Championships where they will represent Australia at the...

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Highlighting disability services and support to women and elderly

The 14th IFEW Presentation dinner was held on Sunday 18 November at Dar-ul-Islam, Bonnyrigg joined by representatives from three Muslim sister organisations in addition to members of the IFEW, MEFF and Seena Incorporated. The presentation dinners are held in a family atmosphere during Australian Integrated Family’s (AIF) Usrah sessions that have continued for more than 36 years. Held twice a year, short presentations are given by IFEW, MEFF and Seena Inc/AMUST followed by presentations from invitees to relate about their organisations and personal history, and then finish off with dinner in a casual family atmosphere. The program started with...

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Sydney Muslims raise 200K for Toowoomba mosque

The Muslim community in Sydney raised more than $200,000 for the burnt Toowoomba mosque during a fundraising dinner held on Saturday 24 November 2018 at The Highline in Bankstown. The event sponsored by Islamic Co-operative Finance Australia Ltd (ICFAL) and organised by the Islamic Society of Toowoomba supported by Dr Mohammad Khan, the indomitable event organiser Sr Rahaf Ahmed and Professor Shahjahan Khan. The lunchtime event was attended by a number of people, family and friends from Toowoomba including Imam Abdul Kader as well as Muslim leaders and community representatives from all over Sydney. The program was started by...

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Divisive politics backfired for Libs at Victorian elections

As acknowledged by a number of commentators, the 2018 Victorian state election has shown that you cannot fool the electorate all the time, where the voters demonstrated their intelligence by not being swayed by divisive politics and voted based on performance by political parties. The first-term incumbent Labor government, led by Premier Daniel Andrews, won a second four-year term, defeating the Liberal/NationalCoalition opposition by an overwhelming majority. Labor won 55 seats in the 88-seat Legislative Assembly, enough to comfortably secure majority government status. The Liberal/National Coalition could only scrap to get 37 seats. The negative campaigning by the Liberal...

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In conversation with a Pakistani politician

Mr Choudhary Sajjad Ahmad, a Pakistani local government official visiting Australia on a family visit called on AMUST offices and had a conversation with Zia Ahmad, Editor-in-Chief of AMUST on the current situation of Pakistan. Choudhary Sajjad Ahmad from Lahore is the Vice-President of Lahore Cantonment Board and the top elected official in the local government. The President of the Board is a non-elected, appointed position. His position is similar to Mayor/Deputy Mayor of a City council in Australia. Pakistan is a federal republic with three tiers of government: national, provincial and local. Each province also has its own local-government-enabling...

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