in Canada CAPE* Perspective
Jean our new Governor General
Minister Paul Martin has named journalist Michaelle
Jean as Canada's next governor general. Jean will
be installed as Canada's 27th governor general Oct.
just 48 years old, the award winning journalist
will become one of the youngest governors general
ever, the third woman in the job and the first black
person to call Rideau Hall home.For more details
Are you a new immigrant with an Engineering background?
Are you thinking of immigrating to Canada?
Will you be looking to work in the Engineering field in
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you will
find it useful to http://www.capeinfo.ca/
According to the Ontario Society of Professional
Engineers (OSPE), 10,225 foreign trained immigrants with
engineering backgrounds immigrated into Toronto in 2001
alone. This number is greater than the entire Canadian
graduating class of engineers in that year. Toronto offers
only 17% of the total jobs in Canada An ongoing survey
of foreign trained immigrants having engineering backgrounds
in Ontario being carried out by CAPE shows that over 80%
of them cannot find a job in their field of expertise.
Therefore before you make a decision to immigrate to Canada
on the basis that you will be able to make a smooth transition
to practice your engineering expertise in Ontario , we
would recommend that you study this website.
Council for Access to the Profession of Engineering
(CAPE) is an Ontario based, not for profit, membership
organization that began in 1990 when a number of independent
associations serving internationally trained engineering
graduates got together.
about Canada and Canadian Immigration
times in this decade, Canada has been ranked number
one by the United Nations Human Development Index as
the best country in the world in which to live.
has the world's highest rate of post-secondary education
enrolment, along with an excellent health care system.
Canadian government accepts businesspersons and skilled
workers from every part of the world.
to immigration, because Canada's Asian communities have
been established for over 100 years.
for Canadian Citizenship within three years of arrival
to Canada with permanent residence and work status.
general, Canada has safe neighbourhoods, and it is considered
to be much safer than many other countries.
to Canada has become one of the easiest comparing to
to Canada - What you should know
and Americans support biometric technology in passports
and drivers' licences: survey
But citizens of both countries are concerned about cost
and government abuse
Aug. 2 /CNW/
On both sides of the border, support for
including biometric identifiers in government-issued identification
documents is high, though slightly higher in Canada, according
to a new survey conducted by TNS, the world's largest
custom market information company, and TRUSTe, the online
"Including biometric data such as fingerprints or
retinal scans in ID documents are perceived by the public
to help prevent fraud and identity theft, but, at the
same time, many Canadians and Americans express privacy
and cost concerns about government use of the technology,"
said David Stark, privacy officer of TNS.For full text
open at Canada's largest year-round school
A brand-new school opened its doors west of Toronto for
a new school year Tuesday - launching the largest implementation
in Canada of year-round schooling.
Instead of getting one long break in the summer, 1,100
students at the new Roberta Bondar Public School in Brampton,
Ont., will get a series of smaller ones spread out over
the school year, as well as a much shorter summer vacation.
"It's pretty cool," student Kushman Kardaliwal
told CBC News.
"We get to start before everybody else and we get
more breaks than everybody else."
There will still be the same number of academic days as
other schools, plus holidays on such days as Good Friday,
Easter Monday and Victoria Day and the Christmas to New
Year's break.What's new are the short breaks in October,
February and again in March.
Clips from Goa
Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha
agrees to give more funds for IFFI
PANAJI, Aug 2: With the Planning Commission providing additional
funds to Goa, the Chief Minister, Mr Pratapsing Rane, today
said the government will consider holding the 36th International
Film Festival of India in Goa, and added that he would take
a decision on it after consulting party colleagues within
in Konkani literature ignored
PANAJI: On July 31, another significant landmark in the
history of Konkani went almost unnoticed. It was on 31 July
1905 - hundred years to the day - the first Konkani novel
written by Eduardo Jose Bruno de Souza was released. De
Souza's 174-page novel "Kristanv Ghorabo", which
was well received, was based on a family living the Christian
ideal in their day-to-day life. The novel, in Romi script
with 25 chapters, started a new chapter in the life of the
lashed the State with full fury once again
Rains lashed the State with full fury once again, wreaking
havoc for over 75 families residing in the Mala locality
of Panjim, whose houses were flooded. Over 75 families were
affected when the rains lashing the State flooded the residences
of 50 families residing near the Panjim Planning and Development
Authority (PPDA), Hotel Four Pillars, Neogi- nagar and other
parts of Mala. Families residing on the ground floor have
been shifted to their neighbours' homes on the top floors,
as they refused to evacuate.
buried alive, 2 rescued in major landslide
MARGAO: At least nine persons are feared to be buried alive
while two were rescued till late Sunday night in a major
landslide at Dicarpale, Davorlim, along the Margao-Quepem
road. The incident occurred around 9 pm when a slope of
the hill caved in and fell on a structure.
in Mumbai on 26th July 2005
in Goa on 26th July 2005
Rainfall (Average) in Goa
total Rainfall so far this year (2005) in Goa
30th 2005. 'BOB' PETER NICHOLAS ZUZARTE
age 86, formely of Mombasa, Kampala, Nairobi and Vancouver
BC. Husband of 58 years to Stella. Father of Pamela, Josephine,
Brian, Audrey, Mary-Lou, Johnny, Dorothy, Kevin, Hyacinth,
Bernadette and Marcellus. Funeral arrangements pending.
Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 27, 2005. LAURENTE, MAUDE - Peacefully
in her 92nd year; beloved wife of the late John Delfin Laurente;
loving mother of Greta (Lino), Meldrita (Menino), Stafford
(Bella) and Lauriette; caring grandmother of David, John,
Lilian; Muriel, Marwin, Merle, and Michelle; Marc and Justin;
Louwellyn; great-grandmother of Julia, Sonia, Nicholas,
Shawn, and Alexander; Cathleen, Seana, Cameron, Joshua,
Marisa, Myriam, Jaelin, and Ciarra. Maude is also survived
by her brother Francis D'Costa (U.K.). A proud parishioner
of St. Pius X Church, Maude was a member of the Catholic
Woman's League, New Hope Choir, Over 50 Club, Red Cross
and volunteered throughout the community., Grandmother (as
affectionately known by all), was born in Karachi, Pakistan,
moved to and raised her children in Kenya (East Africa)
and finally settled in her beloved Canada.
1, 2005,Mr. JOSEPH NATIVITY (J.N) DE SOUZA
(Ex. Mombassa & Tivim) passed away.
Beloved husband of late: Stella Maria De Souza, Father/father-in-law
of Basil/Glynis (Toronto). Charles/Wilma (Dubai),
Ann (Sita World Travel Goa)/Max. Grandfather
of Daniel, Daniella, Wayne, Cheryl-ann, Jo-Ann and
Brucelance. Great Grandfather of Carrie-Ann and Cris-ann.
1, 2005: Corlim, Goa. MARIA JULIA PEREIRA.
(nee Rodrigues). Wife of late Antoninho Pereira (Babit).
Mother of Victor/Anisha(Sharjah), Loyola, Bernadette/Elvis
Fernandes, Nandinha/Gregory. Sister of Alcino/Jane
(Toronto). Aunt of Domnic/Chantal(Kashmira & Sheridan
(Las Vegas, USA). Grandmother of Elber and Elrich
Viana. Daughter of Maria Leonora Viana Rodrigues &
Fortunato Joaquim Rodrigues. Condolences to email@example.com.
July 31, 2005. REBELLO, REGINA OLIVIA CECILIA
(nee DaSILVA) January 23, 1920 - July 31, 2005 Peacefully,after
a valiant and courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased
by her husband Joseph (Joe). Loving and cherished mother
of Mabel, Rowland (Ella), Ruben (Juliet), Muriel (Patrick)
and Mozina. Loving gran to 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Survived by her sisters Evelyn, Clara, and Iris. Predeceased
by her 4 sisters and 6 brothers. Regina will be dearly missed
by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. The family would
like to thank the nursing staff and Dr. Hudson at the Credit
Valley Hospital, and family doctor Dr. Moodley for their
listing of events in 2005 please click
Events in Canada - Spring -Summer 2005
August 14, 2005
East Goan Seniors
August 20, 2005
Goa Day Picnic
August 28, 2005
September 4, 2005
September 25, 2005
October 15, 2005
November 19, 2005
December 17, 2005
East Goan Seniors
Goan School Ex-student's Committee - Toronto
3rd 2005 To December 3rd 2006.
Francis Xavier Jubilee Year Celebrations
Toronto Area Events
to view events
04 to August 07, 2005
Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario
Festival, Live Music, Dance, Cultural
warned against carrying scriptures to Saudi
Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS)
Indians travelling to Saudi Arabia have
been warned not to carry religious scriptures,photographs
official statement issued here Wednesday said that religious
activities in private residences or undertaking missionary
or preaching activities are banned in Saudi Arabia and could
invite stringent punishment.
Banswal, principal secretary (political) to the Andhra Pradesh
government, said the Indian ambassador in Riyadh had said
that detention cases of Indian nationals on allegations
of involvement in religious activities in that country were
statement said the Saudi religious police recently arrested
nine Indians for preaching Christianity.
"He (the ambassador) has therefore expressed the view
that it is urgent and important that all Indian nationals
be forewarned prior to their departure from India against
carrying any religious scripture, photographs or idols with
them to Saudi Arabia," said the statement.
ambassador said the Indian nationals should also be strictly
briefed against organising group religious activities in
private residences or undertaking missionary or preaching
"This would be a major preventive measure in promoting
the welfare of the Indian nationals in Saudi Arabia,"
the statement added.
Indo-Asian News Service
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Places and Things
IN & AROUND PANAJI GOA"
from Heta of GHAG
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Heritage Action Group believes that everything that
we find in and on Goa - cultural, architectural, social
and historical- is Goan heritage whatever its source
or origin and needs immediate and urgent attention.And
we at the goa heritage action group will do our best
to protect it, highlight it, save it, conserve it
and give it the exposure it deserves. To the best
of our ability. In the manner we think right suitable
to the time warp we find ourselves in and to the political
and social climate we find ourselves in.
will be expressing our solidarity with Goans in Goa
and abroad on the occasion of the release of the book
WALKING IN & AROUND PANAJI , GOA
on 6th August 2005.The price for the book is Rs. 600/-
Aftermath of ‘Goemcho Avaz’ ….”
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memories that this show evoked will last a lifetime….”
is how one member of the audience put it. I believe
she encompassed what everyone who was present felt.
“Never before have I enjoyed myself so much…,.”
put in another gentleman from Mississauga. “I
hope Francis D’Costa continues to bring in shows
like this for us to enjoy..”. Several ladies
from out of town said they had traveled from Ottawa,
Montreal, Calgary and Buffalo, New York just to take
in the show and meet relatives at the same time. In
fact, one of the ladies said that she came again on
the 24th, even though she had seen the show on the
previous Sunday -17th July….so much did she
enjoy herself. They were so enthusiastic about coming
again, it was truly heartwarming. Yet another lady
visiting from Australia said that being able to attend
the show was one of the highlights of her trip to
Canada. For full text click
chemicals found in broccoli
Mail Health Section
Compounds isolated from broccoli could provide a new weapon
against bladder cancer, new research has shown.
A previous study found that eating the green vegetable
could help protect people from the disease.Men who ate
two or more half-cup servings of broccoli were 44 per
cent less likely to suffer the disease than those eating
fewer than one serving a week.For full text click
Closer to Regulating Traditional Chinese Medicine
Health Minister Releases Public Consultation Report
July 29 /CNW/
Ontario has moved closer to regulating traditional Chinese
medicine (TCM) and acupuncture with the release of a public
consultation report, Health and Long-Term Care Minister
Smitherman announced today.
The consultation report was written by Parliamentary Assistant
to the Minister of Research and Innovation, Tony Wong,
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Mike Colle, Parliamentary
Assistant to the Minister of Health Promotion, Peter Fonseca
and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training,
Colleges and Universities, Richard Patten.
"We have promised to regulate traditional Chinese
medicine and acupuncture, and hope to introduce legislation
by the end of the year," Smitherman said. "The
work done by Tony Wong and his colleagues is going to
be invaluable in helping us decide how best to proceed."
The report contains 10 recommendations on the regulation
of TCM and acupuncture including:
a regulatory college for TCM
different classes of TCM practitioners, based on level
of education, acquired competencies and experience
the performance of acupuncture to qualified, regulated
as herbalists a class of TCM practitioners who use Chinese
herbal medicines within the context of traditional Chinese
community begins at home
Guardian HEATHER ENNIS, Staff Writer
a healthy community doesn't start in a doctor's office,
according Peel region's newly minted medical officer of
"I believe the factors that determine people's health
lie very much outside of the health care system,"
said Dr. Hanif Kassam, who officially took the reins of
Canada's second largest health unit July 4. He comes to
Peel from York Region, where he most recently served as
the associate medical officer of health.For full text
Government Enhancing Quality of Life for Seniors
Ensuring New Research And Best Practices Used In Caring
-The McGuinty government is improving quality of life
for seniors by making sure the best research on seniors'
care is available for use across Ontario, Health and Long-Term
Care Minister George Smitherman announced today.
"Every day we are learning more about the best ways
of caring for our oldest and most vulnerable members of
society," Smitherman said. "Today we are introducing
two ways of taking this new knowledge and applying it
in long-term care homes and seniors' homes for the benefit
of seniors and those who care for them." For full