Muslims donate 10 tonnes of food in charity drive for homeless at

first_imgShaykh Abdul Qayum, Chief Imam of the East London Mosque, added: “Muslims are inspired by their faith towards helping others in need. It is a religious duty for Muslims to try to help others, irrespective of a person’s faith or background. This compassion is truly reflective of what Islam stands for.“In the cold winter months when we have the luxury of a home and hot food, it’s easy to forget about others that are in dire need around us. So it is in that spirit we take part in this big food drive.”Ian Richards, Head of Crisis at Christmas, said: “Every year, Crisis opens its doors to thousands of homeless people, offering a safe, warm welcome with food and companionship, as well as access to vital services and year-round opportunities.”one of this would be possible without the generosity of our donors, and we’d like to thank Muslim Aid and the East London Mosque for their kind support. This food will help us provide a lifeline for homeless people this Christmas and bring them one step closer to escaping homelessness for good.” Volunteers with some of the donated food Pupils of the London East Academy were among those who helped with the food driveCredit:Muslim Aid/Ben Stevens Muslims in London have donated 10 tonnes of food to feed the homeless.The charity drive, organised by Muslim Aid and the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, saw hundreds of congregants arrive to Friday prayers bringing food donationsThe food will be given to homeless charity Crisis, with more than 90 per cent going to  non-Muslims,Dilowar Khan, Executive Director of the East London Mosque said: “It was heart-warming to see so many people bringing food to the Mosque and a good sign of our common humanity. We need to build on this and make sure that we support those less fortunate all year round.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Volunteers (l-r)Askor Ali, Head Teacher of the London East Academy school, Jehangir Malik, CEO of Muslim Aid, Reverend Bernadette Hegarty of St Pauls, Bow Common Church, Dilowar Khan, Executive Director of the East London Mosque and Muslim Aid volunteer Fatema Mawji (l-r)Askor Ali, Head Teacher of the London East Academy school, Jehangir Malik, CEO of Muslim Aid, Reverend Bernadette Hegarty of St Pauls, Bow Common Church, Dilowar Khan, Executive Director of the East London Mosque and Muslim Aid volunteer Fatema MawjiCredit:Muslim Aid/Ben Stevens The Reverend Bernadette Hegarty of St Pauls, Bow Common Church, said: “Giving is an important part of both the Christian and Islam faith and it is important for us to be working together to do what we can to support our brothers and sisters.”Jehangir Malik, Chief Executive of Muslim Aid, said: “With austerity cuts and the housing crisis, more and more people are ending up on the streets – destitute.”We, as a Muslim charity, want to do everything we can to help the most vulnerable people in this country this Christmas, regardless of faith or background.“Helping those in need is one of the five pillars of Islam and as temperatures plummet we need to do everything we can to protect those most at risk.”last_img read more

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Sii says specTERRA is an amazing improvement over the old Terraspec spectrometer

first_imgSii is introducing a new spectrometer and says “the specTERRA is an amazing improvement over the old Terraspec. The specTERA is smaller and lighter in weight, has no moving parts and therefore has very high reliability as there are essentially no repairs. The battery is Li-ION and can go into the cabin of an airplane. The travel case with the instrument weighs about 15 kg. The FOC (Fiber Optic Cable) is steel encased and has external only fibres. With no cutting of the fibres, like other spectrometers, it has 50% greater intensity. The detectors are all arrays. In the SWIR, with the InGaAs array detectors, it has a higher S:N then other spectrometers.” It requires no specialised computer because the data collection and processing is done within the firmware of the spectrometer. Data can be transferred via the built in BlueTooth. One mouse click and there is auto-optimization and white reference calibration. A second mouse click and the data is collected, spliced and an ASCII file produced. There is a PDA option for field work. The GeTac can store over 1000 spectra with GPS location and a picture of the sample.last_img read more

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