Community News (V10-I46)

Few Halal options at McGill

MONTREAL (News Agencies)–Montreal’s famed McGill contains the world’s most valuable collection of Islamic manuscripts, but the Muslim students on campus find little accomodation when it comes to facilities for prayer or Halal food.

According to McGill Daily newspaper only two cafetarias on campus serve Halal food.

Sana Saeed, VP External of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) was disappointed with the shortage of halaal options.

“In Montreal there are tons of Halaal restaurants, making the lack of halaal foods at McGill surprising,” Saeed said in an email to The Daily, adding that it was crucial to nutritional inclusivity that there were halal options available at McGill.

Halal cheese company saves NY jobs

NEW YORK, Oct.29,2008 (News Agencies)–The Saratoga Cheese Corporation, which specializes in specialty Halal cheeses, is saving jobs in central New York. The company is building a new cheese plan in Cayuga County.

It will be a forty million dollar facility in the new Aurelius Industrial Park just outside Auburn. And it will use a local raw material, milk, to produce high quality soft cheeses for the New York and New Jersey Market.

When at full production, the Saratoga Cheese Company will create nearly 80 jobs and have a nearly 3 1/4 million dollar payroll. Good news for dairy farmers, Saratoga will also require 240 million pounds of milk annually.

Festival unites East Texas

LONGVIEW, TX–The recently held multicultural festival served as a common ground for diverse groups to mingle and learn about each other.

The East Texas Islamic Society was on hand with vice president Anwar Khalifa and Syed Muhammed both giving away information to anyone who stopped at their booth. The giveaways included the Koran and other pamphlets discussing those burning questions that some dare not to ask or assume they have the answers, the East Texas review reported.

According to Khalifa, many people came by their booth to get free educational materials. “It is always positive when you are invited to something like this,” Khalifa said. “Some may not stop and talk to you but we came so they can know that we are not a dangerous part of the community.”

Adil Khan, CEO,Amplidyne

Adil Khan is the President and CEO of Amplidyne, Inc. Founded in 1988, Amplidyne is a group of privately held companies devoted to international business. Headquartered in Colorado, USA, it develops and leverages a global network of contacts and business relationships to connect technologies to applications, products to markets and people to people in organizations worldwide.

In his 35 years of international business experience, Mr. Khan has built business relationships – including distributorships and agency agreements for Fortune 500 companies – on every continent and in over 20 countries.

Mr. Khan began his career establishing sales organizations in the Middle East and working as a project consultant in pre-qualifying, designing, and specifying product requirements for international opportunities. Currently he is promoting and developing renewable energy, specifically solar energy, power plants and applications. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Planning & Business Management at the University of Denver, USA and a member of the university’s Advisory Board for the Center for Management Development. Mr. Khan also serves as President of the Colorado Schools Resource Center and is a founder and member of the Governing Board of Directors for American Academy, a K-8 school in Colorado, USA. He also supports various community and philanthropic interests.

Mr. Khan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and several certifications in technology applications.

Tammy Lynn Center Names Awamary Khan as Controller

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities announced the appointment of Awamary Khan as controller. In this position, Khan will be responsible for all business and accounting functions and financial reporting.

“We are pleased to have Awamary join us,” says Mary Freeman, president and CEO of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. “Her dedication and nonprofit expertise make her an ideal fit within our organization.”

Khan joins the center after spending seven years as the regional finance executive for the Triangle Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

“I’ve always enjoyed helping people – both directly and indirectly,” says Khan. “I look forward to assisting the Tammy Lynn Center in providing support services to those with special needs.”

Khan received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Shaw University and a Master of Business Administration degree in corporate finance from Upper Iowa University.

Ali Kalwar promoted to VP of American Systems

ORLANDO, FL–American Systems, a government and commercial IT solutions provider and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced the promotion of Ali Kalwar to vice president and director of the company’s Custom Creative Solutions (CCS) directorate. In this new role, Kalwar will provide expert oversight to the directorate’s projects aimed at delivering software, hardware, training, electronic classroom, systems integration and courseware development solutions tailored to the needs of public and private sector customers.

“With nearly 30 years of training, simulation and business leadership experience, Ali is the ideal candidate for this position,” said William C. Hoover, president and CEO of American Systems. “Ali’s talent and vision will further expand our ability to deliver the cost-effective, creative and tailored solutions our customers have come to rely on, and strengthen the role of the CCS as a training services business of choice.”

American Systems’ CCS directorate develops cutting-edge training systems, services and solutions customized to meet specific needs and ensure program success for commercial and government customers. Currently, the directorate is delivering best-in-class development training systems for Flying-Model-Simulators (FMS) and providing expert services for Home Port Training.

Prior to his new position, Kalwar spearheaded AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ efforts in maintenance trainer development and was program manager of the Simulated Aircraft Maintenance Trainer (SAMT) program, which provides a safe, realistic virtual environment for U.S. Navy maintenance crews to hone their skills. Before joining American Systems, Kalwar served as the vice president of program management for ECC International and was also co-founder of DreamFind, Inc.
Kalwar is based out of American Systems’ Orlando, FL office.


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