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Goans In Toronto Celebrate Centenary of the Founding of the Entebbe Goan Institute
On Sunday July 24, 2005 Entebbe Goans, living in Toronto, their friends and well wishers will be mark the centenary of the founding of the Entebbe Goan Institute on April 24, 1905.
The celebrations will be held at the Premium Banquet Hall, 2360 Lucknow Drive, Mississauga, Ontario. (Derry & Torbram Road)
The festivities will start with Holy Mass at 11:00 a.m. sharp to the founding group of 30 Goans and deceased members who lived in Entebbe, Uganda on the shores of Lake Victoria. (Show thumbnail of building )

Full details of this event and an interesting historical account by Armand Rodrigues can be viewed at : http://www.egi-reunion.com/
Entebbe is well know for its airport and to moviegoers for the film
"The Raid on Entebbe"
Entebbe International Airport lies astride the equator at latitude 00.020 North and longitude 320 East, for which reason it has often been described as the "Airport on the Equator". For full text click here.

Rethinking immigration goals
Canada brings in approximately 14,000 engineers a year under its highly selective immigration rules. Roughly the same number of engineers graduate annually from Canadian universities.
The country has more engineers than it can possibly employ.
Meanwhile, trucking companies are desperate for drivers; slaughterhouses can't get enough meat packers; and construction bosses knowingly hire carpenters, drywallers, electricians and heavy equipment operators who are in Canada illegally. For full text click here.

BMX Toronto Bursary' awards announced
From: http://www.goacom.com/news/getStory.php?ID=1630
PANAJI: The BMX Toronto Steering Committee announced 'BMX Toronto Bursary' awards to St Britto's and St Mary's students who have answered March 2005 SSCE of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education and who wish to pursue their higher secondary school education at St Xavier's Higher Secondary School, Mapusa. The total value of this two-year inaugural BMX award is Rs.24,000 which will be divided between St Britto's and St Mary's High Schools. The purpose of the Bursary is to provide financial assistance to four deserving and needy students from the two schools, every academic year. (GT)

68 per cent of Canadian Drivers Obsessed with Gas Prices, New Poll Shows
OSHAWA, ON, May 25 /CNW/ - Warm weather and long weekends mark the beginning of another seasonal phenomenon for Canadian drivers: the fanatical observance of gas prices. According to the results of GM Canada's Fill it Up Poll, seven out of 10 Canadian drivers (68 per cent) say they monitor gas price fluctuations every day, while another 85 per cent remember the exact price per litre they paid at their last fill-up.
With gas prices expected to rise sharply this summer, the GM Fill it Up Poll shows that Canadians are willing to go to great lengths to find the best deals on gas. For example:
- A whopping 92 per cent say they would drive out of their way for a 20 cent/litre discount, with 10 per cent admitting they'd tolerate an extra 20-30 minutes to get there.
- Half of all drivers (50 per cent) would line up for 10 minutes or more for a similar discount, and one in ten (11 per cent) would line up for more than half an hour.

News Clips from Goa
by Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha

Goan girls earn laurels at Intel fair
Two Goan girls earned laurels at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's most prestigious pre-college competition, in the US. Suvrata Desai and Mallika Dhillon Desai, both 16, from Goa's Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, received the Ashtvadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty foundation award in the "Organisation Award" category. They won a second award of 500 dollar US savings bond for their project "Traditional Spices as Biospesticides".

Naxalites in Goa?
Suspecting presence of Naxals and terrorists along Goan beaches, the Governor, Mr SC Jamir, said that a large influx of people creates the right condition for undesirables of different hues to be hanging in such areas. Speaking on the inaugural day of the western zonal council meeting at Mumbai, Mr Jamir said, "It cannot be ruled out that they co-ordinated activities along the coastline or simply lying in wait for the right time," he added. He said that the Goan police is singularly ill-equipped in temperament and in training to handle the situation.

'Genuine' IFFI
Union Tourism Minister Renuka Chowdhary has said the centre is all for holding a "genuine" International Film Festival in Goa. "The Congress was never against the IFFI being held in Goa, but had reservations over the manner in which the festival was held by the BJP government," she maintained. But, when her attention was drawn to the statement of GPCC president, Ravi Naik that the government would concentrate more on roads and water supply she said "these things are also important. On the other hands, holding IFFI would bring in hordes of tourists to the state".

26 candidates in fray
In all a total of 26 candidates filed their nomination papers on the last day of filing of nominations on Monday, for the coming bye-elections to five Assembly constituencies slated on 2 June. Both, the Congress and the BJP have fielded their candidates in all five Assembly constituencies - Taleigao, Cumbharjua, Margao, Benaulim and Poinguinim. BJP nominee for Margao, Sharmad Raiturkar and Premanand Lotlikar (Benaulim) and Goa Su-Raj Party president Floriano Lobo (Taleigao) were among those who filed their nominations on Monday. In all eight candidate shave filed their nominations for Taleigao constituency and seven candidates for the Cumbhajua constituency.

Mapusa to become binless
Wastes overflowing from garbage bins may be soon a thing of the past with Mapusa Municipal Council extending its door-to-door collection to all wards and the market in the town. This north Goa town is set to change the aesthetics of its surroundings with a move to discard the garbage bins.


Candlelight Memorial Mass for All Deceased Members of the Goan Community.
The second Candlelight Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday July 08th, 2005 7:30 p.m.
Location: Church of Our Lady of the Rosary 2950 Midland Ave, Scarborough (just south of Finch Ave)
The mass will be followed by a reception in the Church Hall. The service organized by the Navelim Association is open to all members of the community. The names of those remembered will be entered in a memorial book.
Please contact one of the following committee members for further information. Name
Name Telephone         E-mail Address
Lazarus and Celine Pereira 416-292-1653      lazaruspereira@rogers.com
Tina Fernandes 905-294-8882      wwcie@hotmail.com
Leanne De Souza 905-828-0637      desouzal@utm.utoronto.ca
Tony Rodrigues 416-750-4469      arod@alumni.uwaterloo.ca
John De Silva 416-283-5264      john.de.silva@rogers.com

In Memoriam 60+ years after
Remembering Our Dead in the two World Wars

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has a web site on which the names of all those who died in the service of the Commonwealth are listed.
The web site is at http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/search.aspx
Please visit the site and say a prayer for all those who died so that we can live free.
Two names from the site are listed. They will Rest in Peace and not be Forgotten. For full text click here.

From Goan Voice UK [www.goanvoice.org.uk]
17 May: Mississauga, Ont. Canada. ELISA D'COSTA (aged 87, ex-Kampala). Mother of Mario/Evelyn. Grandmother of Kevin and Kerry. Sister of Julieta Fernandes and Thomas Silveira (Portugal). Aunt to Thelma Fernandes and Mervyn Fernandes. Mrs. D'Costa is resting at the Scott Funeral Home- Mississauga Chapel, 420 Dundas St. East ( one block west at Cawthra Rd), Tel:905-272-4040.For visitation Thursday and Friday 5-9 p.m.. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 10 o'clock in St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga. Private family interment to follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens.
For full details and to send condolences, click here. Info from Toronto Star 19 May via Antonio Mascarenhas

From Goan Voice UK [www.goanvoice.org.uk]
16 May: Mississauga, Ont. Canada. JOSEPH DEMELLO (Papa Joe), (ex-Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika Packers ; aged 95) Husband of Matilda, Father of Norma & Eric Starke, Thelma & Steve D'Souza, Leslie & Teresa DeMello, Oscar & Doris DeMello. Grandfather of Cathy / Gavin, Michael, Sandra /Francis, Sydney/Kim, Desiree, Jeffrey, Sarah, Darren, Jamie, Jessica & Rebecca. Great Grandfather of Nicole, Kaitlin, Mitchell, Matthew, Alexa & Brooklyn. Funeral details:
Funeral details: Viewing: Wed., May 18. Funeral Service: Thu, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, 4070 Central Parkway East. Interment: Assumption Cemetery 6933 Tomken Rd, (Tomken & Derry), Mississauga.
For full details and to send condolences, click here.

From Goan Voice UK [www.goanvoice.org.uk]
15 May. Mississauga, Ont. Canada. AMBROSIO (MONTY) MONTEIRO. (ex-Caltex, Nairobi and keen hockey player) Husband of Martha. Father of Julie, Yvette, Luiza, Jerry, Heather. Father-in-law of Jules, Evarist, Mark and Sandra. Brother of Elvina and the late Maria Antonietha and Cajetan.
Family and friends will be received at Scott Funeral Home, 420 Dundas St. East, Mississauga from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, May 16. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga, Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Interment thereafter at Assumption Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Rd., Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any desired charitable organization.
For full details and to send condolences, click here. Info from Toronto Star 16 May via Goan Voice Canada.

Toronto Star
WILFRED ADRIAN JOHN PINTO - (Veteran British Army W.W. II) Peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Sheila. Loving father of Michael and his wife Melvi, Stephen and his wife Cecelia, Jenny (the late Ron) and Gayle. Adored grandpa of Jessica. Dear brother of Muriel, Maureen, Leslie, Phyllis, and the late Lionel and Arnold. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Wilf was a 25 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 286, and long standing member of The CanOrient Seniors Association. He was debonair, charming, witty, "Mayor of the Dixie Outlet Mall", friend to all and generous to a fault. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 N. of QEW) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Dominic's Church, 625 Atwater Ave. on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. If desired, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Ismail Merchant, of Merchant Ivory fame, dies
Last Updated Wed, 25 May 2005 15:52:03 EDT CBC Arts </arts/credit.html>
LONDON - Ismail Merchant, the producer of the Merchant Ivory film company, has died at the age of 68.
The company is known for elegant period pieces like its 1992 big-screen adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel Howards End. Ismail Merchant appears in New York in 1999. (AP photo)
For full text click here.

For listing of events in 2005 please click here

 Goan Events in Canada - Spring -Summer 2005 
Date Organization Event  
Saturday, May 28, 2005 Toronto East Goan Seniors Association Anniversary Dance GVC
Wednesday, June 01, 2005 G.O.A Toronto Picnic G.O.A
Wednesday, June 08, 2005 Quebec Goan Association Mother's  Day Picnic GVC
Saturday June 11, 2005 The Villagers of Siolim
St. Anthony's Feast
Saturday, June 11, 2005 G.O.A Toronto Golf Tournament G.O.A
Saturday, June 11, 2005 Goan Charitable Organization ANNUAL WALK-A-THON PULSE March
Saturday, June 11, 2005 Monte De Guirim ­ Toronto Chapter
Summer Blast 2005 GVC
Saturday, June 18, 2005 Quebec Goan Association Father's Day Picnic GVC
Saturday, June 18, 2005 Tiatro in Toronto “DEV NITH KORTOLO” GVC
Friday, June 24, 2005 G.O.A Toronto Summer Boat Crusie G.O.A
Sunday, June 26, 2005 Toronto East Goan Seniors Association A Taste of Goa GVC
Sunday, June 26, 2005 Zanzibar - St Joseph's Convent Reunion GVC
Saturday, July 02, 2005 Zanzibar - St Joseph's Convent Dinner Dance GVC
Sunday, July 03, 2005 Zanzibar - St Joseph's Convent Picnic and Tour Niagara Falls GVC
Friday, July 08, 2005 Villagers of Navelim Mass for Deceased GVC
Saturday, July 09, 2005 Villagers of Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Picnic GVC
Friday, July 15, 2005 Goan Soccer League 10 years of Inter-village soccer GVC
Saturday, July 16, 2005 The Toronto Parra Association The Feast of St. Anne GVC
Saturday, July 16, 2005 Goan Soccer League 10 years of Inter-village soccer GVC
Sunday, July 17, 2005 Goan Soccer League 10 years of Inter-village soccer GVC
Saturday, July 23, 2005 G.O.A Toronto Viva Goa 2005 G.O.A
Sunday, August 14, 2005 Toronto East Goan Seniors Association Annual Picnic GVC
Saturday, August 20, 2005 Quebec Goan Association World Goa Day Picnic GVC
Sunday, August 28, 2005 Villagers of Pilerne Picnic PULSE March
Sunday, September 25, 2005 Villagers of Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia 6th Annual Social GVC
Saturday, October 15, 2005 Quebec Goan Association Variety Dinner Show GVC
Saturday, November 19, 2005 Villagers of Navelim 30th Anniversary Fest GVC
Saturday, December 17, 2005 Toronto East Goan Seniors Association Christmas Dance GVC


Reunion - Royal Technical College/ Nairobi University - August 2-5, 2006 - Toronto
Message from "Panchal Babu & Jennifer" <bpanchal@rogers.com>
RTC/Nairobi University Alumni and spouses - Book your dates now. We may not get a chance to see each other again. We had a successful reunion in Toronto in the year 2003 and we are
planning to have one bigger than that in 2006. We plan to billet people who do not have a place to stay in Toronto. A web site is being set for better communication for this reunion..
This is our preliminary schedule.
a.. 2 August 2006 - Reception at night
b.. 3 August 2006 - Golf and picnic - barbecue - night on the town
c.. 4 August 2006 - Boat cruise and partying on the boat
d.. 5 August 2006 - Formal dinner and dance
For full text click here.

Wanted - Boarding School in Goa for boy of 12
I am looking out for good boarding schools in goa for my 12 year son from
next year onwards. can you suggest any. We will be leaving to goa shortly
on vacation . We are residing in doha qatar.
Please e-mail details to wyqatar@qatar.net.qa

People Places and Things

The World Wide [Goan ]Web - It's Genesis in 1995
Reprint of letter sent by Tim de Mello to the PULSE

British Government to Introduce Identity Cards
The Identity Cards Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 29 November 2004, following the Queen’s speech on 23 November 2004. The Bill was introduced to the House of Lords on 21 February 2005, following the completion of the House of Commons stages on 10 February.
In Colonial Times ( Kenya) all males over sixteen were required to carry identity cards. These were known as Kipandes.
These in time became the basis of the Pass Laws the most hated regulations in South Africa, and were created by the South African government to control the movements of blacks and people of mixed decent (Coloreds) under the system of apartheid. The pass laws were only abolished in the late 80's.
To see a picture of a 40+ year Kipande in mint condition is click here

Smoke Study
Breathing the invisible particles in the smoke from fires is a health hazard to asthmatics - and probably also to diabetics, anyone suffering from a heart condition or respiratory problems. That's the warning from a study conducted in Australia's northern city of Darwin that clearly links bushfire smoke over the city to an increase in the number of people suffering from asthma attacks. http://www.abc.net.au/ra/innovations/stories/s1375941.htm. For full text click here.

Health & Wellness

Am I born with allergies?

No. You develop them after you are exposed to allergens. It usually happens during your first few years but it can happen anytime – even well into adulthood. Sometime a child's allergy symptoms will diminish later in life. Maybe even go away completely.

How do I know that my allergy symptoms aren't just a cold?
You can be pretty sure your hacking and sneezing are the result of an allergy if:

  • There is no fever and no muscle ache.
  • Mucous secretions are clear and runny.
  • Sneezes occur in rapid, multiple sequence.
  • Your nose, ears and throat (especially the palate or roof of the mouth) are itchy.
  • Your symptoms last longer than the typical cold, which is usually seven to 10 days.

If you're still not convinced, your doctor can perform skin or blood tests to confirm whether you are allergic to something. For full text click here.

Qs Your Daddy!
This Father's Day, give dad the thrill of a grill
But know how to choose the right one
TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - Everyone knows that men love to grill. Grilling is perceived by most guys as one of the few remaining male-only, testosterone-filled rituals - starting and maintaining the flame, watching the food sizzle and sear while enjoying a chilled beverage of choice, then presenting family, friends or neighbors with a finished culinary delight that generates a plethora of praise. No wonder that many families want to buy the ultimate gift of a gas grill for Dad on Father's Day.
However, shopping for the right grill for your dad can be challenging if you don't know some of the basics. Overall, keep in mind that the top three things grilling enthusiasts want to avoid are 1) uncontrollable flare-ups,
2) grills that fall apart after a couple of seasons, and
3) burnt food (most people blame burnt food on the chef, but often times it's the quality of the grill). It's important to make sure that a one-time bargain doesn't turn into a long-term disappointment: Invest in a quality grill so Dad can focus on dinner and not his toolbox!. For full text click here.

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