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Prime Minister Harper offers full apology for the Chinese
“For over six decades, these malicious
measures, aimed solely at the Chinese, were implemented with
deliberation by the Canadian state,” said the Prime Ministerin
a June 2006 statement.. ”This was a grave injustice, and one
we are morally obligated to acknowledge.”
The Prime Minister stated that the Government of Canada will
make symbolic ex-gratia payments to those who were required to
pay the Head Tax and to the spouses of Head Tax payers who
have since passed away. It will also establish a fund for
community projects aimed at acknowledging the impact of past
wartime measures and immigration restrictions on
Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated his apology to
Chinese Canadians yesterday for this country's imposition of a
head tax on immigrants from China at the turn of the last
"It (the head tax) was a truly shameful measure that lasted
for decades and caused much tragedy and humiliation," said
Harper, who was helping to open a gleaming new $15.5 million
addition to the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto in
An estimated 81-thousand Chinese paid a head tax of between 50
and 500-dollars between 1885 and 1923.
Harper recognized several contributions of the Chinese
community during a speech in Vancouver, including the building
of the CP Railway.
He says Canada as it exists today wouldn't be possible without
the Chinese community's efforts.
out of 10 parents/grandparents doubt next generation's
ability to manage money
Americans even more concerned, with
almost 8 out of 10 worried
TORONTO, Oct. 11 /CNW/
- A majority of Canadian parents are concerned their
children won't be able to properly handle money when they
grow up, according to a recent national survey sponsored by
Edward Jones and conducted by Leger Marketing.
"With the rising tide of debt in North America, it's not
surprising that today's parents are concerned about their
children's ability to manage money," says Edward Jones
Michelle Kay, CFP, Senior Retirement Specialist for Edward
Jones. "We need to do something to help our next generation
of spenders understand the basics of financial literacy:
debt, credit and saving for retirement."
According to Statistics Canada, Canadians are spending more
and saving less than they did in the past and we are
financing our buying spree through reduced savings or debt
- in 2001 almost one half (47 per cent) were spending more
than their pre-tax income compared with 30 per cent in
1982. The Government of Canada has also reported that
"consumer bankruptcies are both cyclical and on a long-run
upward trend. In fact, there were more than two-and-a-half
times as many consumer bankruptcies in the 1990's than
during the previous decade."(1)
RBC's Nixon tells Albertans immigration and diversity are
key drivers for Canada's future prosperity
CALGARY, Oct. 10 /CNW/
- Canada's future prosperity will depend upon its ability
to supplement its aging workforce by more effectively
utilizing its current and future human capital, according
to Gordon Nixon, president and chief executive officer of
RBC Financial Group.
Nixon, who was the keynote speaker at an event for the
Immigrant Access Fund in Calgary, said,
"We can no longer view immigration as a temporary
employment agency. We need to start looking at immigration
as a blueprint for nation-building, and we must find the
right balance between social justice and economic need."
In his speech entitled "Building a Nation: Canada's
Immigrant & Diversity Imperative," Nixon used the example
of labour shortages in Calgary and the rest of Alberta as a
wake-up call for the entire country. In his remarks he
discussed the need for smart social planning and an
adequate infrastructure to make sure that new Canadians and
future immigrants are able to maximize their potential and
be part of Canada's success in the global marketplace.
"We require a coordinated strategy for dealing with our
labour challenges," Nixon added. "We must do a better job
of inventorying the skills we need, now and in the future.
We must do a better job at developing the right policies
and programs so that we can find these people and make sure
they choose Canada as their home. And we must also make
sure we have the programs and environment where the people
we attract can live up to their potential."
Nixon characterized Canada as being in a global war for talent and
stressed the need to attract the brightest and the best
such as scientists, entrepreneurs and engineers,
emphasizing that Canada cannot just sit and wait for people
with the right skills to come here.
While Canada welcomes about 240,000 immigrants every year,
the country's labour force will stop growing in about 10
years - which is why RBC went on record last year, saying
that Canada should raise its immigration targets.
However, according to Nixon, simply increasing our
immigration levels won't solve the problem. "We need smart
social planning to make sure that future immigrants are
properly welcomed, housed and educated and that they are
integrated quickly into our workplaces, marketplaces and
economy, so that they contribute to economic growth and
enhance overall prosperity."
Uganda Becomes Oil Producer
from afrol News,
9 October - After years of painstaking
exploration, Ugandans heard what they have been longing to
hear - the discovery of oil in their country. The country's
President, Yoweri Museveni, made the announcement at a
national thanks-giving service for the discovery of oil
this weekend in Ugandan capital Kampala. Commercial
production should start in 2009, says President Museveni.
The elated President said Uganda's search for oil, which
cost companies at least US$ 70 million, started in the
country's western regions, with the oil blocks of Waranga
1, Waranga 2 and Mputa in 1989. An Australian oil
exploration company, Hardman Resources Ltd, made the
discoveries in June this year but the government was
waiting for a fitting day to make the news public to its
A Ministry of Energy official in Uganda, Thomas Male, was
quoted as saying that the three discovered fields in
western Uganda have reserves of between 100 million and 300
million barrels. According to ‘Associated Press’, nor
sooner than the discovery of oil was rumoured than wealthy
Ugandans started scrambling to buy land in areas where
exploration of oil is taking place.
Record Wins for Otis in India
CT, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), won two contracts to supply
and install 174 elevators and escalators for a new super
mall in Mumbai and a major IT complex in Pune. The awards
are the largest to date for Otis in India.
"We are proud to be the undisputed leader in one of the
world's fastest growing markets," said Otis President Ari
Bousbib. "India's service and IT sectors have spawned
unprecedented infrastructure development."
In Mumbai, India's commercial and entertainment capital and
most populous city, Otis will install 62 elevators and 28
escalators at the 1.1-million-square-foot
(102,190-square-meter) Dreams mall. The mall, which
incorporates 15 20-story residential buildings, will be the
largest of its kind in India.
In Pune, a thriving center for India's software and IT
industries, Otis will provide 84 elevators for the Eon Free
Zone. This 45-acre complex will feature technology
"clusters" comprised of software development, business
process outsourcing (BPO) and 24/7 call center businesses.
GMC is the pits
Jerry Fernandes, Saligao
I think the Goa Medical College Hospital, at Bambolim is
definitely going to the dogs because instead of giving all
the sick patients a new lease of life it is today capable
of giving them only instant ‘Moksha’ and salvation and
that’s for sure. The hospital which claims to have the
latest technology in medical sciences and which is
regarded as one of the best in Asia is definitely in a
This famous hospital currently does not even have enough
beds/linen for the patients, most of the expensive
machines of X-rays/scanning are like show-pieces and are
not functioning, the window-panes resemble like those from
horror movies without any glasses, the electricity wires
are exposed at many points and the wards especially offer
the patients only foul smell from the dirty toilets which
can turn even the healthy people in the hospital premises
Our Goan politicians enjoy wasting crores of public funds
on organizing stupid festivals like the IIFI’s in Goa and
also on conducting experiments of Skybuses, Monorails etc.
but they don’t have enough memory to do the maintenance
and renovations of such prestigious hospitals in Goa and
what a shame. Yes, “Make hay while the sun shines”, seems
to be the only mantra of these politicians of which no one
can do anything about it in Goa.
Lets be honest
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patils statement that three
states – Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra should moot a joint
action plan to tackle tourism does warrant some merit.
Yes, there is a sense of insecurity in the state afterall
Goa was a peace loving state and crime was a rarity.
Agreed, such a police force would do wonders but one gets
the feeling the Union Home Minister has been watching too
many Hollywood movies or for that matter reading too many
novels when he recommended that the police should engage
in “hot pursuit’’ to catch terrorist from other states.
What is needed desperately is a local strong police force,
which can act swiftly, quickly and impartially without
fear and favour? That is what Goa needs – not some cowboys
who will come into the Goa, guns blazing and then ride out
into the sunset after causing mayhem all around.
Yes, Goa’s main problem is that there is no intelligence
about what is happening in the hinterland neither are the
people are being honest with the officials which is adding
to this mess. No doubt the DIG and the DGP, with the help
of the government, have been desperately trying to enlist
peoples help to register those that are staying with them.
Has that taken off? Some people describe this as Gestapo
tactics but is it not better to safe rather than sorry.
Also many foreigners settled down in Goa are aggrieved
over the sudden xenophobic attitude that has sprung up.
Guaranteed everyone is not bad but have any of their
foreigners helped lower the perception that Goa is only a
state of drugs, nude sunbathing and free sex. Have they
realized that a large majority of Goans abhor such
behaviour because it attracts all the undesirables and
have they tried to correct it. Have they tried to provide
the authorities with information about any malcontent
behavour of their brethren? Sadly everyone is just
avoiding the issue and passing the buck and in this mess,
the crooks operate happily and for that we need the
cowboys. Lets start being honest with each other and to
the authorities then there is no need for all these high
News Clips from Goa
expects spurt in tourists this season
guests from Eastern Europe likely to also visit Goa this year
during the tourist season begining in mid-October, Goa is
expecting an increase of around 10 to 15 per cent in number of
visitors, experts said.
"We are expecting approximately 10 to 15 per cent growth this
time... It is largely due to addition of new tourist
destinations and scheduled flights," Ralf D'souza, president,
Travel and Tourism Assocation of Goa (TTAG) said. . . .
First dengue case
detected in Ribandar!
PANJIM: The first detected case of
dengue in Goa has forced the state government, which prides
itself as a state with best health facilities, to go into a
shell. On Thursday (October 5) when the news broke out, the
health officials went into a denial mode and yesterday they
admitted, but partially. They stated that it is a "suspected"
case of dengue. A police officer, found to be suffering from
dengue, transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito, was flown
to Leelavati hospital in Mumbai on Thursday. He was admitted
to Goa Medical College on Monday. Dr Rajan Kunkolienkar,
Medical Superintendent, GMC, said, "It is a suspected case of
High demand for Goa-made
dengue test kit
VASCO, Oct 11: The
rapid spread of dengue cases all over the country has prompted
worried States to turn to a rapid dengue detection kit
manufactured in a factory at Verna. Employees of Zephyr
Biomedicals at the Verna Industrial Estate have been working
overtime to manufacture Dengucheck, a rapid diagnostic kit for
dengue, after demand for the product shot up across the
St Estevam fort may fall
to hill cutters
PANJIM: The picturesque St Estevam island with a 17th century
heritage fort atop its hill, may soon lose its crowning glory
and its historic identity. This realisation dawned on the
islanders on Tuesday evening when they found that a large part
of the hill was being illegally bulldozed and cut, thereby
threatening the very existence of the fort - a protected
monument. A villager, Fr Bismarque Dias, noticed the bulldozer
at work on the slope and quickly summoned the villagers. "The
fort was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. The
portion below the for has been scooped out, and the soil has
become loose. The area has become fragile and this part of the
hill could collapse any time, if there is a landslide," says
Prajal Sakhardande of Goa Heritage Action Group. [Andrew
Konkani nursery rhymes
PANJIM: Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendra, Alto Porvorim, will
conduct a two-day Konkani nursery rhymes and children's songs
course from October 26 to 27 for primary teachers of the
Konkani medium to train them to teach various types of nursery
rhymes and action songs which could be used in schools to make
the teaching-learning process a joyful and meaningful
activity. Admission to the course will be on first-come,
first-served basis. [H]
Ancient well discovered
opposite Se Cathedral
OLD GOA, Oct 9: Old Goa
was abuzz on October 6 evening, when workers digging a trench
to lay the water pipeline along the Rua da Direita leading to
the Divar ferry, stumbled upon an ancient well opposite the Se
Cathedral. Though the actual age of the well is yet to be
ascertained by authorities, Fr Moreno de Souza, who is based
in the Bom Jesus Basilica, suggested that the well probably
dates back to the early Portuguese era. He further disclosed
that during the preparation for the 1952 Exposition of the
Sacred Relics of St Francis Xavier, all the wells were ordered
to be covered, since they were a breeding ground for
mosquitoes, due to which, the city was infested with malaria.
Assagao to become first
child labour-free village in Goa
The Assagao villagers in Bardez taluka passed a resolution
becoming the first village in Goa to declare their village as
child labour free, at a function held at Assagao on Sunday
(Oct 8), for the laying of the foundation stone for a
children's park. Assagao Union High School manager and
convenor of Child Rights' Cell (AITUC), Adv Shanti Maria
Fonseca, moved the resolution and explained to the large
gathering the significance of the amendment to the Child
Labour Act which prohibits from October 10, 2006, the
employment of children below the age of 14 years as domestic
servants as well as in hotels, eateries, restaurants and other
places of entertainment and hospitality. [GT]
D'Souza of Dar-es-Salaam
Message from Goans Tanzanite
With great regret we announce the death of Virginia
D'Souza on October 7,2006 in Dar es Salaam. Virginia was
wife to Late Francis D'Souza, mother to Fr. Peter,
Cassiano/Late Letitia, Regina, Paul/Natasha,
Dorothy/Santana and grandmother to Edmund, Giselle,
Antonio and Seby.
Funeral service held on October 8, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at
St. Joseph's Cathedral, followed by burial at the
Kinondoni Cemetary in Dar es Salaam.
Condolence messages may be sent to
Events in Canada - 2006
October 17, 2006
55PGA - Monthly meet at Malta
Whist – Line Dancing – Tambola &
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October 22, 2006
Villagers of Moira,
Moira Social, Feast of Our Lady
of the Immaculate Conception
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
@ 7:00 p.m.
Memorial Mass for 55PGA members
at St. Francis Xaviers Church Mavis Road
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Sunday Nov 12th. 2006 from
2.00pm to 4.00pm
International Goan Organization
(IGO) Toronto, in partnership with The Forum of Overseas
Goans/Indians of Goa (FOGI),
Follow up Sept 10 meeting to
identify and discuss critical issues and problems in Goa,
faced by non-resident Goans (NRGs).
Venue: Eatonville Library
Meeting Room, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd, Etobicoke.
Click to download minutes of meeting
November 17, 2006
Comedy Night- All you can laugh
at Commander Park Arena
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November 18, 2006
Navelim Association of Toronto
At Claireport Place
65 Claireport Crescent, Etobicoke
(Hwy 27 & Albion Rd)
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For information email-
November 21, 2006
55PGA - General Body Meeting at
Malta Band Club
- Update on
- Name our
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Saturday November 25th, 2006
to 1 am
Hamilton Goan Association
25th Anniversary Christmas
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December 1, 2006
Carol Singing at Commander Park
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December 3rd 2005 To December
St Francis Xavier Jubilee
Greater Toronto Area Events
December 12, 2006
55PGA - Monthly meet at Malta
Whist – Line Dancing – Tambola
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Friday December 15, 2006
Mark your Calendar for Grand
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Saturday December 16, 2006
Grand Christmas Dance
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February 10th, 2007
Goa Amigos Presents the Red &
Black Carnaval Xtravaganza
The time of the year to treat your Valentine to a Carnival
blast of Fun and Entertainment at
Sagan Convention Centre and Banquel Halls, Mississauga.
Sunday, June 3rd,
Aldona Association Toronto
The Feast of St. Thomas - 32nd
Annual Aldona Social Location: Payal Banquet Hall, 3410
Semenyk Court, Mississauga
Details to Follow
Saturday, September 15th, 2007
Annual Calangute Social. Holy
Mass at 5:00 pm followed by Social
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Toronto East Goan Seniors
Association (TEGSA) has a busy program of events and
activities for 2006
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Come join us – become a member.
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55 Plus Goan
Association - West GTA 2006 Fall Events & Trips
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Click to join the many trips being organized this fall
Grand Xmas Dance, Friday December 15, 2006 -
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Come join us - become a member
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October 20th, 2006 at 6.30.pm.
Pease join us at the Commander Park Hall for an evening of
prayer. We will start with a candle light procession,
followed by the Litany - which is sung in the traditional
goan style accompanied by a choir and musicians. Bruno
Saldahna will be conducting the Litany.
This will be followed by Snacks, Coffee and Tea and a few
rounds of Bingo. Due to fire regulations this event is
limited 230 Members. Please register early to avoid
disappointment. Please note: Catering will be based on the
numbers that have registered. - Zena Vaz - 416-292-1499
To register for this event. -Contact:-
. Tony James - 416-291-5898
. Theresa Faleiro - 905-669-6784
. Anna Samuel - 416-751-4904
Mass for the
Deceased Members and their families
November 3rd. 2006
THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 230 MEMBERS. PLEASES REGISTER
EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
Mass will commence at 6.30 sharp at Commander Park Hall.
Snacks, Tea and Coffee will be served. Bingo to follow -
Please Note: Catering will be based on the numbers that have
To register for this event . - CALL
Zena Vaz - 416-292-1499
. Tony James - 416-291-5898
. Manny Sequeira: - 905-474-1647
. Anna Samuel - 416-751-4904
St. Francis Xavier
Jubilee Year Celebration
Final Jubilee Year Gala Event On Sunday, December 3, 2006
there will be an event to close the Jubilee Year. We will
begin with a Eucharistic Celebration (Mass) at noon. Fr Jean
Marc Laporte, S.J., (Provincial Superior of the Upper Canada
Province) will preside and South Asian priests in the GTA
will be invited to concelebrate. This event will culminate
the Jubilee Year and it will be another great opportunity
for members of the various Indian communities to gather and
celebrate their unity in diversity.
The event will take place at The Grand Taj Banquet Hall
(6915 Dixie Road, Unit 20, Mississauga, ON L5T 2G2). There
will be a band and DJ (Pave Conection) in attendance.
Tickets are now available (Children 3-11 years - $15 ,
Adults 12 and above - $25). Please contact your association
representative for tickets. There are a limited number of
tickets and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. We
look forward to seeing you soon.
Please make note of the above dates and mark them in your
calendar. If you need any further information please contact
Fr Daryl Miranda, S.J., at 204 296-5116 or
or contact your association representative.
Greeting from Goa!!!!!!!
The Ex-students of Britto, Mary's and Xavier will meet 16th
to 21st Dec 2006.We know, that the Ex-students from these 3
institutions are spread across the globe and thought your
site would be ideal to bring awareness.
We invite you to visit our website
www.bmxgoa.com to get
the latest information of this Reunion. Lea Mathias
Secretary (BMX Goa Reunion Committee)
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rent in Bardez, close to Baga & Calangute Beaches.
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New U.S travel
rules for visitors from Canada for 2007 onwards.
Sent by: Richard D'Souza
People Places and Things
Top Performers Award
from October 2006 Mississauga
Official Winners 2006 Top Performers Awards
Platinum: Dr. Colin Saldanha
Dr. Colin Saldanha immigrated to Canada in 1981 following
completion of his medical degree at the University of Karachi
in 1979. He currently practices Family and Occupational
Medicine in Mississauga. He also serves as a corporate
physician to a number of business establishments and
government agencies, including the RCMP, Transport Canada,
Health Canada and Immigration Canada.
Involved extensively in community work, Dr. Saldanha
participates in numerous forums on race relations and equity,
policing and social justice issues. A Past President of Peel
Multicultural Council, Dr. Saldanha participated in the Spicer
Commission on Canadian Unity. In 1990, he was appointed as
Chair of the Peel Police Services Board and later served as
President of the Canadian Association of Police Boards. He is
Past President of the Mississauga Board of Trade and a member
of the Toronto Immigrant Employment Council. He received the
Canada 125 Medal in 1992. Dr. Saldanha was elected to United
Way's Board of Directors in 2005.
Kiran Desai wins Booker
Prize The Inheritance of Loss
LONDON: Indian-origin writer Kiran
Desai has scooped the 50,000 pound Man Booker Prize with her
second novel, The Inheritance of Loss , a story rich with
sadness about globalisation and with joy at the small surviving
intimacies of Indian village life.
The 35-year-old author, daughter of well-known Indian novelist
Anita Desai -- to whom The Inheritance of Loss is dedicated --
is the youngest woman to win the award, eclipsing the works of
five other short-listed authors.
“I didn't expect to win. I don't have a speech. My mother told
me I must wear a sari... A family heirloom, but it's completely
transparent,” Desai, said, while accepting the award at a
ceremony at the Guildhall in London, Tuesday night.
Certified General Accountants Launch First-of-a-Kind
scholarships available to qualified visitors
TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Certified
General Accountants of Ontario launch a first-of-a-kind
recruitment website at
www.nameyourneed.org. The website was developed with the
specific objective of recruiting the right students for the
CGA program of professional studies.
is the first accounting recruitment website to use digital
video testimonials from qualified experts (i.e., certified
general accountants). Prospective students can log on to find
the answers they need when considering a career as a
SOCIAL IN CANADA
The villagers of Calangute joined
together on September 23rd, 2006 to celebrate their annual
social. However, this year’s celebration was a special one,
since it was the 15th anniversary of the Calangute Association
in Canada. The social was held at Claireport Place Banquet
Hall, Etobicoke, Ontario and was attended by well over 500
villagers and guests.
Lively music was provided by The Goa Amigos band and DJ Fatz.
They got the crowd on their feet and on the dance floor all
night long. A sumptuous dinner buffet was prepared by
authentic Goan/Portuguese/Italian/Canadian/Ceylon chefs and
everyone enjoyed the delicious food.
7th. Annual Social.
1st Oct 2006.
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Born in the
year 2000, the CLR is a relatively new association compared to
the various other Goan Village associations. With the vision
of a few dedicated villagers from Curtorim, Loutulim and Raia,
and the ensuing hardwork involved, the CLR became a reality.
from the socials, interest in CLR from our villagers living in
Toronto and surrounding areas of Montreal, Chicago, New Jersey
and Washington is steadily growing. The annual Social held at
the end of September/beginning of October of every year, has
become a popular and well attended event.
This year’s Social, which was held on October 1, 2006 at the
Claireport Place Banquet and Convention Centre was a huge
success. The President, Francis Carvalho & his wife Lynette
took on the challenge of hosting the Show, with the help of
Committee members, Noemia & Manuel Araujo, Ella Gomes, Genie
Gomes, Ethel Moniz, Violet & Antonio Monteiro, Teresa & Olavo
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Goan Catholic has record
collection of Cross
PANAJI (ICNS) -- A pious Catholic in Goa, who has the largest
collection of unique crosses from across the world, is all set
to enter soon in the Limca Book of Records.
Maendra Alvares has been collecting a wide variety of crosses
all these years, and that has made him star collector of the
Alvares has now applied to the Limca Book of Records saying he
has the largest collection of Cross. "It is my deep faith in
Jesus Christ and my great respect and religious fervour
towards the Cross that has made me collect the Cross all the
time," Alvares told Indian Catholic.
Alreadly, Alvares has found a place in the Limca Book of
Records for sculpting the biggest stone statue of Meerabai in
10th Dr. Ribeiro
Goan School Reunion in Toronto
2006 Reunion - Dance
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Sagan Banquet Hall, Mississauga, Canada
Sep 16, 2006
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Health & Wellness
CANADA’S UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE PLAN
Canada's Universal Child Care Plan provides Choice,
Support and Spaces for today's parents; a plan that
supports families regardless of where they live, whatever
their circumstances and preferences
The Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), which provides
parents with more choice in child care, came into effect
on July 1. Beginning on July 20, 2006, Canadian parents
started receiving monthly cheques for $100, for each child
under six. Over 90 per cent of parents received UCCB
cheques automatically as they are already enrolled in the
Canada Child Tax Benefit. To find out more about Canada's
Universal Child Care Plan, please visit
Even if your family is not yet registered, you can apply
any time and receive payments retroactively up to 11
months from your date of application.
Small Business Checklist: What to invest in today to be a
Starting your own company? Think
you're too small to afford new technology? Think again.
For Small Business Week 2006, Xerox Canada offers the
following tips on how to find the right mix of technology
and services to grow your business like a pro
TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ -
1. Stop shuffling paper: Avoid limiting information to
paper documents. A recent survey(1) reveals that, on
average, small business owners say it takes employees more
than one-hour per week to find hard-copy documents.
2. The colour of money: Research shows that 58 per cent of
Canadian small businesses think printing in colour is
important to business growth, while 40 per cent say colour
has a direct impact on growing their business, through
such methods as increasing payment response time.
3. Never underestimate your competition: New findings
indicate only 37 per cent of small businesses think their
competitors are printing in colour and another 33 per cent
don't know. In fact, most Canadian small businesses (79
per cent) print in colour!
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