Tops All Major Canadian Cities in Economic Growth; Performances
Mixed Elsewhere in Ontario
Says Conference Board of Canada
OTTAWA, September 28, 2004 -After a difficult 2003, Toronto
is on track to be the fastest-growing metropolitan economy
in Canada for 2004 and over the medium term, according to
the Autumn 2004 edition of the Conference Board's Metropolitan
Outlook. For full text
Government Moves To Reduce Barriers To Employment of Foreign
Appoints Advisor To Review Appeals Process, Strengthen Economic
TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is appointing
an advisor to work with Ontario's regulatory bodies on ways
to further reduce barriers to help the internationally trained
pursue their chosen professions, Mary Anne Chambers, Minister
of Training, Colleges and Universities said today.
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expectancy: Men catching up
DEBRA BLACK STAFF REPORTER Toronto Star
Sep. 28, 2004.
The gap between Canadian men and women in life expectancy
is slowly closing - with only 4.9 years between them. Men
who were born in 2002 could expect to live to a record age
of 77.2 years, up slightly from the previous year, according
to a report released by Statistics Canada yesterday. That
increase is part of an over-all upward trend that has been
taking place for more than 20 years. Men's life expectancy
increased 5.8 years between 1979 and 2002, the report said.
Life expectancy for women in 2002 remained unchanged. Women
could expect to live to a ripe old age of 82.1 years. Between
1979 and 2002, the life expectancy for women improved by
the infant mortality rate - or deaths in the first year
of life - increased to 5.4 deaths for every 1,000 live births
in 2002, up from 5.2 deaths in 2001. The increase in infant
mortality was "especially pronounced" in Alberta.
Rates there rose to 7.3 deaths per 1,000 live births from
They are called the "sandwich generation", or
people caught between the often conflicting demands of raising
children and caring for aging parents or other relatives.
And their life can be particularly stressful and hectic.
Almost 3 in 10 of those aged 45 to 64 with unmarried children
under 25 in the home, or some 712,000 individuals, were
also caring for a senior, according to a new study based
on the 2002 General Social Survey. For full text
Soccer League - End Of Season 2004 AWARDS
Gaudencio Fernandes Memorial Trophy Won By Margao Simba
S. C. (Champions)
G.K.T. Trophy Won By Bogmalo Sports Club (Finalists)
Aero Tours Trophy Won By Margao Simba S. C. (League Champions)
Maria Caleb Memorial Trophy Won By Parra S. C. (Division
Clips from Goa
Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha
in Goa had waited expectantly for the Union Railway
Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav to dedicate the Konkan
Railway Corporation’s Skybus Project to the
nation on October 15, on the occasion of KRC’s
on the very second trail run the KRC’s dream
project was involved in a serious accident, killing
a worker, T Babu, and injuring three others, on September
25, when one of the 15 people in the skybus prototype
panicked and applied the brakes abruptly on a 16-degree
curve while the machine was running at over 50 kmps.
Due to the impact, the doors jerked open and Babu
was flung out of the prototype from a height of about
ten metres, when it crashed on column number 12. KRC
Managing Director, B Rajaram, described the incident
award for Alexyz
‘Vincent Xavier Verodiano Award’ for the
year 2004 has been conferred jointly on two founders
of Jan Ugahi (Greg da Costa and Bernie de Souza),
Goa’s ace cartoonist Alexyz and educationist
Vaijayanti Prabhugaonkar. The cash value of this award
is Rs.one lakh. Instituted in 1989 by Dom Martin,
the objective of the award is “to promote the
well-being of mankind through individual advancement
in the field of art, music, science, medicine or humanities.
Lambert Mascarenhas, the outspoken writer, thinker, freedom
fighter and journalist, turned 90 on September 17. “The
contributory factor to my reaching 90 is the exercise that
I have been taking right from the age of 16 – from
a set of exercise that I had bought from one Krishna Rao
from Ooty,” he says. To him, the happier days of his
life was when his book “Sorrowing Lies My Land”
was published; the day when Goa was liberated on 19 December
1961 and ten day later when he got married on 29 December.
“In fact, I had promised myself that unless Goa was
liberated I would not get married, and that’s why
I got married at the age of 42,” he said.
against oppose mobile tower erection
Locals at several places in Salcette appear to be perturbed
by the proliferation of mobile towers, which they claim
cause environmental pollution due to harmful radiation.
After Navelim, Cuncolim, Maddel and Curtorim, residents
of Benaulim have now been protesting strongly against the
erection of a mobile tower at Mazilvaddo in a residential
locality. In a signed memorandum addressed to the Benaulim
panchayat, the residents demanded that the panchayat body
seek immediate clarification from the Goa government as
well as the Union Ministry of Environment in the matter
of pollution caused due to harmful radiation of mobile towers.
With only ten days for the monsoon season to end, it appears
that the seasonal total of the rainfall received this year
may fall short of the normal count. While rainfall above
80 inches is considered as normal, the last showers in the
city till Saturday (Sept 18) brought the season total to
1789.8 mm (only 71.1 inches) but the sources at the Weather
Observatory, Altinho said the average may just reach the
near normal mark but that depends on the trend during the
next few days. While the total rainfall has always crossed
the 2,000 mm mark for at least a decade and a half, this
season may end up as the poorest one for many years.
Oct 2004 ,JOHN REGINALD FERNANDES, Siolim
( Born :1-1-1919 ). Funeral to be held tomorrow 2nd
October at 10.00 a.m. at St.Anthony's Church, Siolim.
The Late John is ex-TANGA, TANZANIA (1952-1970) worked
at International Motor Mart, Tanga. Survived by wife
Carmin, daughters Anastasia and Rosemary. Brother to
Antonio (Siolim), Petronilla and Mario (Mumbai) and
uncle to Pascal (Dar es Salaam), Joaquim (Toronto),
Daniel (Panjim), Joseph(Dubai),Bento(Toronto), Maria
(London),Tony, Deodita and Mary (Mumbai), Gorgonio and
Gregory (Mumbai), and Agnelo(Michigan-USA)
September 2004. PETORMILLA BARRETTO
(Petty) passed away at the Trillium Health Centre in
Mississauga at the age of 76. Wife of the late Rio Barretto,
Survived by her son Michael Barretto and daughter Millie
Roberts mother in law to Brenda
grandmother to Kevin, Jason, Christine, Donna-Marie
and Karen-lee. sister-in-law of Benny, Rosy, Norma,
September 2004, MALVINA JOSEPHINE ATHAIDE
(nee Cordeiro) died peacefully at Delta Hospital.
Born May 11, 1955. Dearly missed by her loving
husband Dileep, and darling children Jacinta,
Lucas, and Olivia; mother Florrie (late father
Venancio) and sisters Maura (Francisco), Merlyn
(Oswaldo), Mavis (Pralad), May and Milena (Leslie);
and numerous other relatives and friends.
addition to her active home and family life, Malvina
worked as a Casual R.N. most recently at Vancouver
General and G.F.Strong. She will be particularly
remembered for the love and compassion she shared
with all who knew her.
September 2004, RIBEIRO ANDREW (Born
1918). Beloved husband of Juracy, his children, Margaret,
Winifred, Rozendo, Michelle and Andrea, his sons-in-law
Cleto, Connell and Ron, his grandchildren Eamon, Megan,
Craig, Samantha, Kyle, Tyler and by his sisters, relatives
and many friends.
Andrew was the son of Dr Ribeiro after whom the school
in Nairobi is named. He was the first Goan to compete
in the East African Safari.
Sep: Brampton JEROME UBALDO DE ROSARIO BRAGANCA,
Jerome Ubaldo de Rosario (Ex- Karachi & Mapusa);
husband of Ursula; father of Frederick, Jerome Stephen
(Leela), Anita, Peter (Corinne), Gerard, Ruth(Joel),
Ellen (Stephen) and the late Michael; grandfather of
Carol-Anne, Mary-Anne, Nicole, Colleen, Danielle, Kailey,
Amara, Jamie, Naomi, Michael, Madeleine, Jacob and Nathaniel.
Predeceased by his parents Augustine and Anna, and his
brothers Tollentine and Rev. Theophilus. A Mass of Christian
Burial took place Saturday Sept. 25 at St. Jerome's
Roman Catholic Church , Brampton, followed by interment
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Graduate (B.A) from leading university in India, Diploma
in Human Resource Mgmt. Currently working as a Secretary
in a pvt oranisation in Mumbai. Belongs to a close knit
family consisting of Mum, Dad, Sister and brother. Very
homley girl who is caring. Looking for a life partner
who is caring and well-settled and from a good family.
Please contact me in case any more details are required.
On Saturday, October 16, 2004, the QGA will present
Night in Goa, a Cultural Evening combined with Dinner
and Dancing. This will be at The Surrey Community Centre,
1945 Parkfield, in Dorval.
Mass is at 5:00 p.m., the Show will begin at 6:30 p.m.
and will be followed by Dinner and Dancing. For full
text click here
For listing of events in 2004 please click
Sunday October 03rd, 2004 - 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
East Goan Seniors Association - Fun Fair
along and join in the fun at the Toronto East Goan
Seniors' Fun Fair at Our Lady of the Rosary Hall'
2950 Midland Ave, Scarborough, Ont.(Midland &
on Sunday October 3, 2004
Time: 10.00 a.m. to 4.00p.m.
Admission is Free
Additional Parking available at Monsignor Fraser's
College. 2900 Midland Ave. (next to the church) Look
for more details in the next issue of the www.goanvoice.ca
Sunday October 09th, 2004
Place Banquet Hall,
Band by " The Illusions"
Further details, you may contact your committee
& Bosco Moniz
this site for more information.
Saturday October 16th, 2004
in Goa - Raat Goeant
Goan Association, Montreal
in Goa - Raat Goeant
6.00 pm. - Mass
7.00 pm. - Fashion Show: Theme: "Sari in Fashion---When
East Meets West."
8.30 pm. - Dinner. (Goan Cuisine)
9.30 pm. - Dance time (until 1.00 am).
come first only 130 tickets.
Everything will start in time. "So be there."
Rodrigues (514-631-9920 – email@example.com)
Sunday October 17th, 2004
of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception - Patroness of
Villagers of Moira
Palace Banquet Hall
2084 Steeles Ave. East
Charlie De Souza
Saturday October 23rd, 2004
||The Goan Overseas
Association of Chicago
Veneto 6340 N.Lincoln Ave. Chicago.773-267-0888 http://www.viavenetochicago.com
The Taste of GOA venue is as follows:
506 W Harrison St.
Chicago Il 60607
Tele # 312-957-9100
Sunday October 24th, 2004
CHRISTOPHER'S FEAST, TIVIM
Tivim Association of Canada will be celebrating
the feast of St. Christopher on October 24th
2004. The President for 2004, William Alphonso
welcomes all friends of Tivim to register
by sending an email to TivimFiesta@rogers.com.
In doing so, you will be updated regularly
on the details and the progress of the event.
Watch the Events Section of www.goanvoice.ca
Saturday, October 30th, 2004
FROM THE PAST!
‘50s-‘60s theme PARTY!
to see the Flier
p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
1771 Albion Road,
Rexdale (SW Corner of Albion Rd & Hwy. 27)
p.p. (members) - $30 p.p. (non-members)
Saturday, November 20th, 2004
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary .....
Click for details
Places and Things
Antao - Guest of Honour at R.G.I Anniversary Celebrations
of Shauna Singh Baldwin's Latest Novel Inspired By
Legendary Spy Noor Khan
Shauna Singh Baldwin is yet to achieve the name recognition
that a Rohinton Mistry or an M.D. Vassanji, both Canada-based
South Asian writers, easily command here.
Though born in Montreal to Sikh parents, Shauna has
spent very little of her life in Canada, having been
brought up in India and then found her love and calling
in the USA. For full text click
1 -International Day of Older Persons
TORONTO, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - On October 1, 2004, communities
around the world will join in observing the International
Day of Older Persons. To celebrate this important day, Toronto
Homes for the Aged encourages citizens across Toronto to
take 10 minutes to enrich the life of a senior. Activities
could range from making a phone call to an older relative,
to dropping by the neighbour's house for a quick chat, to
volunteering in a long-term care facility or retirement
residence. The goal of the challenge is promote community
connections that remind seniors that they play a vital role
in our society. For full text click
expectancy for men, infant mortality rise: Statistics Canada
OTTAWA - Men benefited from an increase in life expectancy
in 2002, Statistics Canada said Monday.
Boys born in 2002 can expect to live 77.2 years, up 0.2
years from 2001. The life expectancy for girls born in 2002
remained at 82.1 years.
In 2002, the infant mortality rate for deaths in the first
year of life rose to 5.4 deaths for every 1,000 live births,
up from 5.2 in 2001. For full text click
a drain on the bottom line ?
Catholic Register Special
It sounded like a financial statement but it hadn't been
uttered by my husband, the accountant. Surprisingly, our
friend, a caring person, a doctor and a family man, had
said the words which shocked us all: "When you think
about it." he said," you have to admit that children
are really a net negative." For full text click