Elections in Canada - 1
The four federal political leaders write essays in this
week's TIME Magazine
May 23 /CNW/ - This week's issue of TIME Canada (May 31st,
2004 cover date, on newsstands now) contains a special 10-page
report on the upcoming Canadian election. Prime Minister
Paul Martin Essay (Excerpts): "I'm calling this election
because I want to move Canada forward. We've been in office
only five short months and we've accomplished much already.
We've made government more accountable in spending taxpayer's
money. We've restored the voice of members of Parliament
so they have real influence in Ottawa. For full text click
Workers Make 14.5% Less In Wages Than Their Mainstream Counterparts
Visible minorities, who comprised less than 11 per cent
of the labour force on average between 1992 and 2001, accounted
for a third of the labour force's contribution to Canada's
real gross domestic product (GDP) growth annually, according
to a Conference Board study released early this month. For
full text click here.
Tiatr in Toronto
Eugene Correia firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed, 26 May 2004 21:12:16 -0700 (PDT)
Posted on Goanet
The article below is an excerpt from Goanet, and does not
necessarily reflect the views of www.goanvoice.ca
Fatal error fails play that promised much
By Eugene Correia
A play that promised so much at the start proved to have
committed a fatal error when it finally ended....
The play in itself was low-key and slow. It lacked vitality
and punch and the story got disjointed after the intermission
when three new characters were introduced .....
The drama was largely enjoyable because of the "sideshow",
an integral part of Konkani dramas. ....
The... sidekicks, Cassy Alfonso (Indy) and Xavier Alfonso
(Jones) add to the fun as lovers, with Cassy masquerading
as a woman. And when the three came together a couple of
times, they brought the house down. For full text click
Survival of Konkani
Stephen Puddicombe reports
From CBC Radio
For many in India the clash between the old and new has
turned into a fight over preservation. In the case of Bashkar
Chandavarkar, the fight is over a language called Konkani.
text click here.
Clips from Goa
Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha
Demise Of Fr Freddy & Felicio Cardozo
grieves the loss of Rev Fr Freddy J da Costa, editor
of Konkani monthly "Gulab", and Mr Felicio
Cardozo, eminent Konkani writer and freedom fighter,
who expired in a tragic accident last night while
traveling to Hubli. The driver of the vehicle has
been seriously injured. For full text click
a pictorial tribute to them see:
The Exposition of the holy relics of St Francis Xavier is
scheduled to be held in Goa from 21 November 2004 to 2 January
2005. The core committee is headed by Transport Minister
Pandurang Madkaikar. Other members are Bosco George, Exposition
Commissioner, Allen D’Sa, Asst Exposition Commission,
Sanjeet Rodrigues, Commissioner CCP, Director of Education
Supdt Engineer, Circle V, Panaji or his representatives;
and representatives of Arch Bishop and rector of Bom Jesus
Basilica, Old Goa. (WE-GT)
Pai Raikar is no more
Noted writer and stage artist, Venkatesh Pai Raikar, expired
at 2.30 pm on May 25, after a brief illness at his son’s
residence at Cuncolim. He was 92. Late Raikar, who had fluency
over Marathi and Konkani languages, translated a number
of Portuguese works, mainly novels into Marathi, prominent
among them being “Teen Tarunee” (1942) from
the original “Tres Raparigas em Liberadade”
by Amadeu de Fretas and “Premvidei” from the
original “Doida de Amor” by Dr Antero de Figueredo.
keen on Mopa airport
A Canadian trade delegation, led by a senior official of
the Canadian department of foreign affairs, Mr Richard Dubace,
has shown keen interest in involving in infrastructural
projects in the state including the construction of the
proposed international airport at Mopa in the Pernem taluka.
likely over Goa soon
Even as recurrent pre-monsoon showers blunted the rigours
of a harsh summer, the setting in of the southwest monsoon
over Goa is likely during the next few days. Weathermen
are loathe to state it officially but it is learnt that
the monsoon has already advanced over some area of coastal
Karnataka yesterday and Goa may not lag behind in experiencing
the first showers of the wet season. While it has rained
in one part of the State of the other since 5 May, the 19-day
pre-monsoon spell may be the longest one in recent memory.
listing of events in 2004 please click
Soccer League (Toronto)
For 2004 Events go to:http://www.goansoccer.com/gsl/index.php
Sunday May 30th, 2004
The Feast of the Holy Spirit
by the Villagers of Margao
International Banquet Hall
5835 Kennedy Road, Mississauga
(East of Kennedy/South of Britannia
"Shade" & DJ "Fatz"
For tickets contact:
Saturday June 05th, 2004
Walk A Thon"
a great time and help your brothers and sisters
in need in our community
More on the Goan Charitable Organization click
Please make a pledge : send e-mail to email@example.com
with you name & pledged amount
Saturday June 12th, 2004
Siolim Village Social
4611, Steeles Avenue West
(just west of Hwy 400)
Mass 6.00 p.m followed by the usual festivities. During
dinner or thereabouts there will be a short performance
by Portugese dancers/singers.
Youth ( 6 - 12yrs )
Donation or gift for the raffle would be very welcome
Requests for tickets may be made to me by phone at
416 231 8751 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheque for tickets to be made out to SIOLIM ASSOCIATION
and mailed to me at:
55, Fairlin Drive
Sunday June 13rd, 2004
Feast of St. Thomas 29th Annual Aldona Social
Place Banquet & Convention Centre65 Claireport Crescent,
Etobicoke, OntarioMass: 12:00 p.m. sharpDance to the
music of DJ Fatz
before May 27)
4 -12) $10.00 (3 and under free )
after May 28)
4 -12) $15.00
Verde SoupVeal ParmagianShrimp MasalaHot &
Spicy Chili Chicken Singapore Style NoodlesVegetable
Fried RicePlain RiceEggplant Curry Tossed SaladRoast
PotatoesItalian Mixed VegetablesVegetable TrayDinner
Fruit Platter Caramel Pudding Pineapple Pluf
Assorted Cakes Jello Coffee & Tea
Friday June 25th, 2004
PON DA RIVER PON DA BOAT
Young Adults & Young Adults
pm - 2:00 am -*BOAT SAILS 10:00pm SHARP*
Summer Boat Cruise, an annual event that kicks off
the TO summer.
This year, we will feature two DJ's, one spinning
Reggae, Soca, Hip-Hop, while the other spins Retro
& Top-40 Dance. Yes, folks, there is something
for all ages! It's gonna be a blast!
OUTDOOR EVENT - The Boat sails on time, RAIN OR
18+ ID REQUIRED
Tickets : $25 Members $35 Guests
No Refunds, Advance tickets only! Cannot pick up
tickets at the door!
Saturday June 26th, 2004
||The Goan Overseas
Association of Chicago
Friday, August 6th, 2004
Mass for the Deceased Relatives of Navelim Members.........
Saturday, November 20th, 2004
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary .....
Click for details
Places and Things
Terence F. D’Souza -- Elevated to Monsignor
April 30, 2004, in recognition of his outstanding
priestly work, His Holiness Pope John Paul II appointed
Fr. Terence F. D’Souza, Pastor of St. Francis
Xavier Parish in Mississauga, Chaplain to His Holiness,
with the title of “Monsignor”. The investiture
ceremony will take place on Monday, May 31 at St.
Michael’s Cathedral, Toronto, and will be presided
over by His Eminence Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic, Archbishop
of Toronto.For full text click
the western world can turn a tap for quality drinking
water, it remains a fact of life that millions of
people have only polluted water available to them.
When an Australian physicist, John Ward, visited
Zimbabwe some years ago and saw for himself the
effect of such water on the health and life expectancy
of young people in particular, he decided that he
would develop a useful device that would give small
families access to their own, self-made, pure drinking
very quickly realised how difficult it would be
to produce a portable, cheap to make and run device
which would produce high quality drinking water
from virtually any source of contaminated water,
but seven years and half-a-million dollars later,
he has. The Australian districts of the community
service organisation Rotary International have now
undertaken to establish processes to deliver the
Solar Water Purifier into third world countries
and areas that desperately need clean healthy water
to sustain life. For full text click
May. Siolim. JOSEPH GASPAL FERNANDES (Ex-Zanzibar).
Beloved Husband of Rosemarie,Loving father of Gavin and
Gary. Son of Santana/Anatilda; son-in-law of Marie/late
Stanley D'Souza. Brother of Gregory/Helen, Sabina/Edwin,
Steven/Yeadmin, Lolly/Coral, Ramona/Sunil and Roselyn/Patrick.
May, Arusha Tanzania. LUCIANA LUDUVINA JOANA D'SOUZA
(Ex -Navelim - Goa). Wife of late Timothy Edward D'Souza.
Mother/Mother in law to Politano(Sanu) & Anthony(Tony)/Queenie
D'souza of Arusha Transport - Arusha, Tessy/Alex Pereira
& Judy/Oscar D'mello in Canada. Grand Mother to Claire,
Jamie, Steve, Leslie, Keith, Alexia and Edwina. Condolence
messages may be sent to: email@example.com
May. Panjim. MARIA OLIVIA DA SILVA. Beloved
wife of late Dr Antonio, mother of Manuela, Joachim Mascarenhas,
late Casimiro, Ivonne/Eric Pinto (UK), sister/sister-in-law
of late Crispino, late Antonio/Vilma, Melita, sister-in-law
of Vitoria, late Luisa, Aninha/late Dennis (Canada), Amelia/late
Patsy (Canada), grandmother of Hazel, Luana and Oswin.
May. Ribandar. FRANCISCO XAVIER JULIO MORAIS.
Son of late George/Late Deliciosa. Beloved husband of Adelina,
father of George(Tony)/Lorelle (Canada), Augusto/Gracy,Louis
& Perpetual. Loving grandfather of Logan, Adela, Naomi
May. Mrs. WILFRED D'SOUZA (Philomena)
passed away peacefully in her sleep. Wife of late Mr. Wilfred
D'Souza, Mother of Sr. Andrea, Ossie, the late Eric, Wilma,
Fr. Pelin, Lavina, Ivan, Kenneth & Placy.
Memories and always in our thoughts
D' SOUZA (nee VAZ)
From: Edwin & Ivy De Souza
Ph Auckland (9) 817 5936
Ph Whangamata (7) 865 7044
the 27th Annual General Meeting held on March 28, 2004,the
Quebec Goan Association elected the following Board
of Directors for 2004-2005.
Q: There's a federal election coming up,
and I currently live abroad. Can I still vote?
A: You are eligible to have your name added
to the National Register of Electors
if you meet the following requirements:
are a Canadian citizens 18 years of age or older;
have been residing outside Canada for less than five consecutive
years since your last visit home; and
intend to resume residence in Canada.
The five-year time limit does not apply to:
federal or provincial public servants posted abroad;
employees of international organizations to which Canada
belongs and contributes;
Care For 100,000 More Ontarians, Improved Long-Term Care
For Over 70,000 Seniors
May 21 /CNW/ - Ontario's four-year Plan for Change will
help more seniors stay in their own homes by delivering
quality home care for an additional 100,000 Ontarians,
said Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.
"Our population is growing and it's aging. We owe
it to Ontarians to ensure that home care is there for
our seniors and sick - for all of us should we need it,"
Premier McGuinty said.
The government plans to invest an additional $88 million
in home care this year - rising to $448 million over the
next four years.
"And when seniors can no longer stay in their own
homes, they deserve long-term care that treats them with
dignity and respect," said Premier. For full text
aware of new car-jacking scheme
You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get
inside. Then you lock all your doors, start the engine
and shift into REVERSE. Habit!
You look into the rear-view window to back out of your
parking space and you notice a piece of paper, some sort
of advertisement stuck to your rear window.
So,you shift into PARK, unlock your doors and jump out
of your vehicle to remove that paper (or whatever it is)
that is obstructing your view... when you reach the back
of your car, that is when the car-jackers jump out of
nowhere ... jump into your car and take off -- your engine
was running, your purse is in the car, and they practically
mow you down as they speed off in your car.
AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME Just drive away and remove the
paper that is stuck to your window later ... and be thankful
that you read this email and that you forwarded it to
diet quicker way to lose weight - Less of Rice & Curry
BEIJING, May 18, (Xinhuanet) -- Two US studies have shown
that cutting down on pasta, bread and potatoes is a quicker
way to lose weight than eating fewer fatty foods. The
first study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine,
was conducted on some 132 overweight volunteer adults
People on the "low-carb" diet, in which they
ate less than 30 grams of carbohydrates a day, lost five
to nine kilograms after six months. The volunteers who
used the diet have not gained back the weight.
In the second study, which followed 120 overweight volunteers
for six months, the low-carb dieters lost on average 12
kilograms, while the low-fat diet group lost on average
6 kilograms. But scientists warn that people with diabetes
or hypertension should use a low-carb diet under a doctor's
supervision and the diet should be combined with excercise.
benefits of healthy lawns often overlooked
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 14 /CNW/ - Across North America,
more than 20 million acres of lawns have sprung back to
life, providing a soft landing for kids at play, a blanket
for families to picnic and a cushion for bare feet to
Yet the greatest benefit of healthy grass - what it means
to the environment - is one that is nearly always overlooked.
Indeed, turf is about much more than aesthetics. For most
urban communities, it's the foundation of the neighborhood's
ecosystem. For full text click