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issue takes centre stage in campaign
The once-dormant abortion debate seems to be finding its
way into an election campaign that many have said has had
no galvanizing issue.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Paul Martin spent the day asserting
his support for women's access to abortion while criticizing
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's stance.
At the G-8 summit in Georgia, the prime minister said he
believes in a woman's right to choose. He said if it comes
to choosing between his religion or the Charter of Rights
on the issue, he said he'll take the Charter.
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Regulators for Access (ORA) goal to improve access to professions
by those trained or educated internationally
TORONTO, June 7 /CNW/ - More than 25 of Ontario's self-regulated
professions, as well as educators, governments, representatives
of internationally trained professionals and community service
agencies will meet today to discuss ways to work collaboratively
to improve access to professions in Ontario for international
"We owe it to new Ontarians and we owe it to our province
to speed the integration of internationally trained individuals
into our work force.....". For full text click
Mixed Marriages in Canada - 1991 to 2001
From Stats Can
Unions involving partners from different ethnic origins,
religions or visible minority groups still represent a low
proportion of the total in Canada, but they have gained
ground over the last decade, according to a new report in
Canadian Social Trends.
The most common type of mixed marriage or common-law union
occurred between a member of a visible minority and someone
who was not. There were 394,300 people in such couples in
2001, accounting for 2.8% of all people in couples, up from
2.4% in 1991.
Of these couples, 53% consisted of a woman who was a visible
minority and a man who was not, and 47% the reverse.
Japanese were the most likely visible minority group to
marry or live common-law with a non-Japanese person. The
second and third most common groups were Latin Americans
Among the least likely to form a partnership outside their
group were South Asians and Chinese.
For full text click here.
News Digest 04/06/07
Now Available: Video clips from The Great Canadian Job Interview.
Canada's youth 'interviewed' PM Martin and Layton last Friday.
Listen to how Martin and Layton responded to a variety of
& follow the Student Vote 2004 link.
Clips from Goa
Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha
The recently released study—Thomas Cook Cost of Holiday
Living Index 2004—proclaimed Goa to be the cheapest
holiday destination for the year. Goa, the Dominican Republic,
Bulgaria and Tunisia are considered to be the four best
long-haul destinations for budget tourists looking for a
victims of Al-Qaeda attack
Joe Fernandes from Cuncolim and Charles Clethens Carlos
are the two Goans who figure in the list of victims in the
Al-Qaeda attack episode on a luxury housing complex in the
Saudi Arabian city of Al Khobar. Joe underwent a by-pass
operation when he was on leave in Goa some months ago. It
was only a few months ago that he left to resume work in
for the kin of Goans working abroad who die due to
accidents while on duty? Following instructions from
the government, the NRI Facilitation Centre is presently
engaged in working out the modalities of such a scheme.
“The Chief Minister has given the Centre a directive
to work out a plan to compensate the next of kin of
those who have had fatal accidents while on duty,”
says Chandrakant Keni of the NRI Facilitation Centre.
For full text click here.
JACOB’ bold step
the latest tiatr from Prince Jacob was released on
4 July at the Kala Academy. “Rupnnem”
is the Konkani adaptation of the Marathi natak ‘Sahi
re Sahi’ written by playwright Kedar Shinde.
“The purpose of this exercise is to expose tiatr
audience to scripts from other languages and will
also help to enrich our tiatr stage,” playwright-director
Jacob says. For full text click
oppose govt move to rehab baina sex workers
The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, told a delegation
of Ribandar residents accompanied by St Cruz MLA, Ms Victoria
Fernandes, and CCP councilor, Mr Doningos Pinto, on June
10 that the government would shift sex workers from Baina
to old Bal Niketan building at Kadamba Plateau for a few
months as a part of rehabilitation package. For full text
listing of events in 2004 please click
Soccer League (Toronto)
For 2004 Events go to:http://www.goansoccer.com/gsl/index.php
Saturday June 12th, 2004
will be held on June 12th at Wilson Park in Torrance.
flier & a map of Wilson Park with our reserved
area circled. http://www.goacom.com/goa-la
It will be a fun event for the whole family with
lots of fun games planned for all ages & tons
of exciting prizes to give away.
We will also be giving away 'The Tony DaCosta Award'
rolling trophy to the winning team.
We hope you all can make it for a fun day in the
park. RSVP is necessary for us to provide you with
food at the event. If you're not sports-inclined,
please join us to cheer your favorite team or to
support your family & friends participating.
President - Los Angeles G.O.A.
26602 Athena Avenue,
Harbor City, CA 90710.
Email : email@example.com
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 Portuguese 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. sharp Dance 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 Soup Veal Parmagian Shrimp Masala Hot
& Spicy Chili Chicken Singapore Style Noodles
Vegetable Fried Rice Plain Rice Eggplant Curry
Tossed Salad Roast PotatoesItalian Mixed Vegetables
Vegetable Tray Dinner rolls
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
Sunday June 26th - Sunday July 3rd, 2005
Joseph's Convent School (later Tumekuja School), Zanzibar
A reunion of former Students of St. Joseph's Convent
School (later Tumekuja School), Zanzibar, is planned
for the week of June 26 - July 3, 2005 in Toronto,
Canada. Initial plans include a dinner dance on
Saturday, July 2, a picnic on July 3, a tour of
Niagara Falls and a shopping expedition in the Toronto
Area sometime during the Reunion Week.
If you would like more information and would like
to get on the mailing list please write to me asap.
Jo Birkmeyer email@example.com
Saturday July 3rd, 2004
Reunion of BMX
Britto’s, St. Mary’s and St. Xaviers
college of Mapuca are having a Grand Reunion on
July 31 in Toronto , with ex-students expected from
UK, Goa, Austraila, Spain, US, etc…
info. please contact the President of BMX, Mr. Joe
Nunes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday July 4th, 2004
recital in Toronto
Koch (de Souza ) a Goan concert organist based in
Switzerland, will be playing an organ recital at
St.James Cathedral in Toronto on Sun. July 4th at
4.00 pm. She will be performing works by Bach, a
Partita for organ dedicated to her by the Czech
composer Jiri Ropek, and CÃ¨sar Franck.
The recital will be followed by Evensong at 4.30pm.
Friday, August 6th, 2004
Mass for the Deceased Relatives of Navelim Members.........
Saturday, November 20th, 2004
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary .....
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Places and Things
the Indian wolf met Dingo
June 6, 2004
The dingo, the Australian dog, is believed by the aboriginals
to be able to see the supernatural. Dingos can sense the
approach of the Djanbar or the night-time malevolent spirits.
They are killers and hunt in packs. Unlike dogs, they do
not bark (they howl) and they refuse to be domesticated.
Dogs have allowed themselves to be bred by humans and certain
breeds have been created as a consequence. But the dingo
has maintained its purity. Today the animal is endangered.
where does India fit in with this story? Well, the dingo
evolved from the Indian wolf, 6,000 years ago and was brought
by Asian seafarers into Australia 3,500 years ago. Its closest
relative is, believe it or not, the Indian gulli ka kutta.
Our guide at Melbourne’s Healesville Sanctuary says,
“Put a bit of dingo blood into the Indian street dog
and watch it transform.”
are all over the world, doing all kind of things.
Some helped build the steel frame of British colonialism.
Others spent their lives fighting alongside their Black
brethren against British and other foreign rule in East
Africa. Some were cardinals, while others were Free Masons.
From the tiny region of Goa came forth world-class men (and
women) of medicine, super- cops, scientists and sculptors.
If you thought Goan achievers were just in a field or two,
then check up their impressive list of achievements. There
are names that pop out from the world of music, the military,
economists, educationists, engineers, and even governors
and ambassadors. For full text click
June. Varca. TROY GOMES. Most beloved son
of Alberto/Yvette. Affectionate brother of Tricia/Vincy,
Trinette/Lutfi (Canada) Darling uncle of Travis and Ayrah.
Most loving nephew of Gracinda/late Constancio, Teodosio/late
Artimizia, late Antu/Edwardina (Tanzania), late Julieta/late
Damaciano, Estevao (UK), Ida/Merces , late Benicio/Maria,
Martin/Felia. Cousin of Romeo/Judy, Olga/Tony, Violet/Carlos,
Savio/Eufemia, Hagen, Desiree, Bradwyn, Maclon, Valiza and
Moraes, one of India's leading literary figures, died
at his home in the western Indian city of Bombay (also
known as Mumbai) on Wednesday night.
soft-spoken author and poet published nearly 30 books,
including a biography of the former Indian Prime Minister
Moraes began writing poems when he was 12 and published
his first book of poems, A Beginning, when he was
19. For full text click
May: Witham, Essex, UK: ALBERT D'SOUZA:
(ex East African Railways and Harbours, Nairobi.): Husband
of Louise, Father of Christopher, Diane, David, Father in
law of Amanda, Nick and Emma, Grandfather of Amaia and Tennessee,
Son of the late Valarian and late Joaquina D'Souza. Funeral:
11 June, 12.45 pm at Holy Family and All Saints Church,
Guithavon St, Witham, Essex. Condolences to email@example.com
June, communities across the province pay tribute
to seniors by observing Seniors’ Month. The
month provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate
and recognize senior men and women who continue
to contribute to making Ontario what it is today:
a dynamic and vibrant province. Now is the time
to start planning your events for June in honour
of our seniors. We would be delighted if you would
join us in promoting our theme for Seniors’
Month 2004: Active in Body, Mind & Spirit.
living as a theme reflects all aspects of citizen
engagement and complements activities from the card
game at the seniors’ centre to the district
Senior Games leading to Actifest, the Ontario Senior
Games in August in St. Catharines.
encourage you to take part in celebrating Seniors’
a Seniors’ Month Event
Sharing Seniors' Stories
Attending a Seniors’ Month Event
Hosting a Seniors' Seminar
can reduce risk of heart disease
BEIJING, June 2 (Xinhuanet) -- US scientists say chocolate
can make arteries expand, increasing blood flow and thus
reducing risk of heart disease, CRIENGLISH.com reported
Dark chocolates contain high levels of flavonoids, a chemical
that loosen up the arteries. Researchers studied 11 volunteers
who ate 1.6 ounces of flavonoid-rich chocolate every day
for two weeks and 10 others who consumed the same amount
of low-flavonoid chocolate.
They found the expansion of arteries in response to greater
blood flow increased by 10 percent in the flavonoid consumers,
while there was a slight decrease in those who got the
Other flavonoid-containing foods, such as tea, oat bran,
almond skins and blueberries are all good for the cardiovascular
Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario
Go to http://www.gov.on.ca/citizenship/seniors/english/guide.htm
from Radio Australia
When you drive with children in the car, what type of
seatbelt do they wear? It could be a crucial decision
because researchers are beginning to investigate whether
children wearing an adult seatbelt are risking serious
injury even in a minor accident.
government provides support to newcomers
78 Immigrant Settlement Agencies Receive Grants Supporting
TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - The Ontario government is helping
new immigrants integrate socially and economically by
investing $4-million in community-based programs across
"Immigration is important to the province's growth,
and to building prosperity for the people of Ontario,"
said Citizenship and Immigration Minister Dr. Marie Bountrogianni.
"By investing in newcomer settlement services, we
are investing in Ontario." For full text click