* The month of April 2016 was a month that brought saddness to the old generation of Aden College alumni.
There were deaths in the families of Alumni Abubaker Mohsin Al Attas, Mohamed Al khadem Ghaleb Al Wajeh and Nagin Avalani.
The editors of Aden College website convey their deep sympathies and condolences to the families of Al Attas, Al Khadem and Avalani.
May God bless their souls and they may rest in peace.
* Alumnus Abubaker Al Attas died in Abu Dhabi after a long illness. He was in his late seventies. He was remembered by his classmate Raza Yousuf and College mate Dr. Adel Aulaqi and work colleague Ashraf Girgrah.
Dr. Adel Aulaqi commented on the news od death death by saying ''We kind of mentioned the natural ever increasing number of those leaving this mortal life. May God grant the remaining AC Warriors longevity in good health and with clear minds.''
Raza Yousuf commented on the death of Abubaker and Nagin Avalani by saying ''Avalani was in Aden College but a year or two below me. Abubaker Al Attas was in my class. God help us all.''
Alumnus Ashraf Girgrah wrote a tribute entitled ''A tribute to a close friend and colleague of Aden College Abubaker Mohsin Al Attas''. The tribute is in both English and Arabic.
Read the tribute in English here.
* Yemeni Parliamentarian, former Yemeni Minister and Aden College graduate the late Mohamed Al Khadem Ghaleb Al Wajeh died in jordan hospital after a long illness. He was 74 years old. He was a classmate of Ashraf Girgrah and Abdulla Uqba in Aden College. A strong supporter of General Peoples Congress in Yemen in which he served several ministerial positions. He graduated with a degree in Economics.
Dr. Adel Aulaqi commented on his death by saying ''He was an AC Alumnus. I found much about his political life but nothing about his education. The photograph reminds me of the young, short, fair-skinned colleague I knew. I also remember us mentioning his father's revolutionary activities and the family's migration to Aden for safety under British rule in Aden. He was a very charming always smiling young AC student. Our era is sadly coming to a close, may it take a very very long time to do so.''
* ''America has a secret weapon'' is a title of a video debate released by Awareness Act on its Facebook website. In it Dr. Kaku argued that America's educational system is failing and relies on importing the scientific scholars of foreigners by introducing the H1B genius visa.
He argued that without that visa the scientific establishment will collapse in the US. He also stressed that 50% of all US Phd. candidates are foreign born.
Watch the video here.
* The Daily Mail online published a story that a ten-year-old girl named Nishi Uggalle is smarter than Einstein. She becomes the yougest children in Britain to achieve top marks of 162 on Mensa IQ test.
The Mensa Supervised IQ Test can only be taken by children aged over ten-and-a-half and consists of two separate industry-standard assessments.
Read the story here.
* Sixteenth-century Elizabethan England has always had a special place in the nation's understanding of itself. But few realise that it was also the first time that Muslims began openly living, working and practising their faith in England, writes Jerry Brotton.
From as far away as North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, Muslims from various walks of life found themselves in London in the 16th Century working as diplomats, merchants, translators, musicians, servants and even prostitutes.
The reason for the Muslim presence in England stemmed from Queen Elizabeth's isolation from Catholic Europe. Her official excommunication by Pope Pius V in 1570 allowed her to act outside the papal edicts forbidding Christian trade with Muslims and create commercial and political alliances with various Islamic states, including the Moroccan Sa'adian dynasty, the Ottoman Empire and the Shi'a Persian Empire.
Read more here.