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IMMIGRANTS - AND THEIR COMMUNITIES – STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP
http://www.fcm.ca/english/View.asp?mp=1&x=1089

Federation of Canadian Municipalities report calls for new partnership to help immigrants settle

OTTAWA, March 19, 2009 – Most recent immigrants are struggling to catch up with other Canadians, while underfunded municipalities are struggling to meet the day-to-day needs of newcomers and respond to changing patterns in immigrant settlement.

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Number of People Receiving Employment Insurance Benefits Increase
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/090324/dq090324a-eng.htm

The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits rose to 560,400 in January, up 4.4% or 23,700 from December. Since the most recent low recorded in February 2008, the number of regular EI beneficiaries has climbed by 104,000, or 22.8%. Over half the rise occurred in Ontario, much greater than that province's share of the labour force (39.1%).

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Canadian visa applications processing times speed up
However, Canadian visa applicants from Asia have to wait an average of 4.5 years
http://www.globalvisas.com/news/canadian_visa_applications_processing_times
26/03/2009 by Bryan Palmer


In 2008, people applying for visas to move to Canada found their applications were being processed 12% faster than the year before, according to new figures from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration.

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Former Bank of Canada Governor, David Dodge’s, criticism doesn't shake PM Harper's vision of economic recovery
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jGpaaEh7N4iVlbv8vyJg

TORONTO — A showdown of sorts with a former bank governor over this country's prospects for economic recovery saw Prime Minister Stephen Harper entrench his stance Wednesday that Canada is better positioned than other nations mired in the global financial crisis. While David Dodge is calling the prime minister's prediction that Ottawa will be back in surplus by 2013 "totally unrealistic," Harper defended the decidedly more upbeat message he's delivered several times in recent weeks.

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Canada rejects almost one third of entrepreneur-class applications from Hong Kong
http://www.vancouversun.com/Business/Canada+rejects+almost
By Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver SunMarch 19, 2009


Promises to start a business often include fake documents, government records show

Canada has been rejecting nearly a third of immigration applications filed by Hong Kong entrepreneurs due to concerns about fraud, according to official documents obtained by Richard Kurland, a Vancouver immigration analyst. While immigration to Canada from Hong Kong itself has waned in recent years, there is also a significant flow from mainland China that comes through Hong Kong. Almost 90 per cent of applications screened in Hong Kong are from people originating in mainland China, giving Hong Kong one of the largest inventories of cases to process.

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President Obama praises Catholic Church in America
Published : March 19 2009
http://www.indiancatholic.in/news/storydetails.php/11562-1-1-Obama


WASHINGTON (Zenit.org): The president of the U.S. bishops' conference met with President Barack Obama on Tuesday for a private, half-hour dialogue.

The bishops' conference issued a statement reporting the meeting at the White House in which "Cardinal [Francis] George and President Obama discussed the Catholic Church in the United States and its relation to the new administration."

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Pope urges Angola to fight poverty, corruption

Pope Benedict XVI has urged Angola's government to do more to fight poverty, corruption and uphold human rights as he arrived on the last stop of his African tour. The 81-year-old pontiff also reiterated the church's ban on abortions -- even in cases where the mother's life is at risk. Later, in a nationally televised speech from Angola's presidential palace, he called on Africa to transform the continent, freeing people from the scourges of greed, violence and unrest.

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Commentary

The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.

 

A simpler lifestyle beckons
Spiritual focus ought to lead Christians to abandon excessive consumerism

http://www.wcr.ab.ca/news/2009/0323/simplicity032309.shtml
CHRIS MILLER | WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER


EDMONTON - Credit card debt escalates. Closets clutter with junk. The items purchased today end up in the landfill tomorrow. These are the serious implications of keeping up with the Joneses.

Maria Kruszewski is a stay-at-home mom concerned about the state of our planet and the future her children will have as a result of excessive consumerism. She hosts workshops on the value of escaping the rat race and living a simpler life.

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'Evangelization is an active task for Catholics'
http://www.indiancatholic.in/news/storydetails.php/11570-1-1--%27Evangelization
Published : March 19 2009 | By Nirmala Carvalho


MUMBAI: "For Christians, engagement in interreligious encounters is a way of ‘being’ in pluralistic society." Felix Machado, the Archbishop of Nasik, invites Indian Catholics never to forget that "faith must be lived in its integrity" in a world that has become a "map of religions."

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People Places and Things

Canonization Process of Goan Priest Commences
Sun Mar 15 2009

We are pleased to inform you that canonization process of the late MGSR George Fernandes is on, Fr George hails from Goan, all Goans should be proud of.

From posting on goanet.org
Leslie Almeida; Andrean Notes - March 2009

Canonization process of the late mgsr George Fernandes for  the first time a priest from Mumbai and our ex-parish priest is being considered for sainthood.

It is indeed a matter of great rejoicing to note from the Examiner dated 17th January, 2009 that the Poor Sisters of Our Lady, Mumbai, whose order was established by Mgsr. George Fernandes in 1939 has taken up the cause of seeking Sainthood for their Founder, the Late Mgsr. George Fernandes known as the Lover of the Poor, in May 2008.


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Why so many Goans embrace priesthood
http://www.indiancatholic.in/news/storydetails.php/11609-1-1-Why-so-many-Goans
By Selma Carvalho | Article from Indian Catholic | Published : March 24 2009


In 1657, the Propaganda Fide, a department of the Vatican entrusted with the onerous task of spreading Christianity, wrote about Goa, "that confessions had to be undertaken by means of an interpreter and by showing penitents a list of sins."

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An Evening of Education With Entertainment
March 6th 2009

TEGSA’s first seminar in a series of upcoming seminars was a huge success. There appears to be much interest in the notion of a guaranteed income retirement vehicle as was reflected by a large turnout of as many as 130 attendees including a few guests. The seminar was organized by Peter D’Souza who invited Mark Shimmin, Vice-President of Manulife Investments to make the presentation on Guaranteed Income.

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Mississauga Seniors’ Centre gets a $300,000 makeover
http://mississauga.com/printArticle/25243
2009-03-20


The Mississauga Senior Citizens' Centre is looking much better these days, thanks to a $300,000 makeover. The money, received last year from the City of Mississauga, has also helped the Cawthra Rd./QEW facility, located just beside Cawthra Community Centre, better serve its users.

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Living on the Market
Book Review by Augusto Pinto

pintogoa@gmail.com
From posting on
www.goanet.org


A profile of Ben Antao and a review of:

Living on the Market
By Ben Antao
Published: 2008
Publisher: Palabras-Press, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Cover Design: Rick McKenna
238 pages, Canadian $ 25.00

In 2008, the Velim-born Ben Antao came out with his fourth novel Living on the Market. Once a journalist with The Navhind Times and, later, the Indian Express, in 1966 he won a journalism fellowship awarded by the World Press Institute based at the Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, for a year's study and travel in the United States. He then moved to Canada where he worked as a journalist, teacher, writer and certified financial planner. He has written five novels, several short stories, a play as well as a movie script based on his novel The Tailor's Daughter, besides a memoir and a travelogue of his visit to Sicily in Italy.

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Immigrate The Easy Way With Just One Spray of Instant Eh!

The Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) launched a tongue-in-cheek multilingual advertising campaign designed to shed light on a very important issue - immigration fraud. Consumers of immigration consulting services need to be aware that their best protection lies in hiring a member of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants, of a provincial bar or of the Chambre des notaires du Québec. (CNW Group/Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants)

TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) launched a tongue-in-cheek multilingual advertising campaign designed to shed light on a very important issue - immigration fraud. "It's no laughing matter when someone's dream of immigrating to Canada is crushed. The advertisement reminds people that the old adage is true, if something sounds too good to be true, it is," said John Ryan, Chair and Acting CEO, CSIC. CSIC members are dedicated to protecting the hopes and dreams of prospective immigrants who want to make Canada their home. A CSIC member is qualified to assist a prospective immigrant understand the various stages of the immigration process and they are required to have the most up-to-date information on immigration law.

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Uganda & Indians...

From e-mail sent through Roy Pacheco

Kampala, Nov 26 - Thirty-five years after former dictator Idi Amin booted them out lock, stock and barrel, Indians are again returning to Uganda in large numbers and helping to rebuild an economy that was shattered following their exodus.

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President Obama Nominates Jonnie Carson As Asst. Sec. Of State For Africa
Fri Mar, 20 2009
http://www.thetimesofnigeria.com/Article.aspx?id=1533


President Barack Obama today announced the nomination of seasoned diplomat, Ambassador Jonnie Carson as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Until his nomination Carson was the National Intelligence Officer for Africa on the National Intelligence Council.

He joined the NIC in September 2006 after a 37-year career in the Foreign Service. Prior to this appointment, Carson served as the Senior Vice President of the National Defense University in Washington D.C. (2003-2006).

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News Clips from Goa

Konkani on the List of Endangered Languages
By: Tomazinho Cardozo | From: www.goanet.org | Sun Mar 22 06:59:35 PDT 2009
First published on Navhind Times dated 15th March, 12009


There are over 6,900 languages spoken in the world including those spoken in India. According to the United Nation's cultural agency UNESCO which has released its latest Atlas of World Languages in Danger, some 2,500 of these languages are endangered. In fact in the Atlas of World Languages in Danger released in the 2001, they had listed 900 languages which are threatened with extinction. Within a span of seven years only this number has jumped to an unbelievable 2500 languages.

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Carolina Po Elected Panjim’s First Woman Mayor
Herald Reporter | Panjim, March 20
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=18963&cid=26


Buoyed by their unopposed wins, the first woman Mayor Carolina Po and her Deputy Yatin Parekh on Friday made a commitment to the people of Panjim they would restore the Municipal Garden, near the Church Square, to its original glory by December 7 this year.

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For Sale: An Indo-Portuguese Ebony And Walnut Inlaid Cabinet On Stand - Probably Goa, 17th Century
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?pos=7&intObjectID=5188294&sid=

Estimated Price £30,000 - £50,000 ($43,770 - $72,950)

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Sale 7715
Art of the Islamic and Indian worlds
31 March 2009
London, King Street Buy Catalog

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Carolina Po Poised to Thrash Trash
PANJIM: Newly elected Corporation of City of Panjim mayor Carolina Po, on March 20, said that her priorities would be to solve garbage menace and parking problems concerning the capital city and to beautify the municipal garden situated near the Church Square. Speaking to reporters after being declared elected unopposed, Carolina thanked Education Minister Babush Monseratte for reposing faith in her. [GT]

 

Legal framework has to change'
Saying that his conscience wouldn't permit him to remain silent, former state governor Mohammed Fazal berated the state government on the Land Acquisition (Goa Amendment) Ordinance 2009. "Even dictators in history have not come up with such orders. There is no justification for the ordinance because there is no public interest being served," Fazal said to a packed meeting convened by the Goa Bachao Abhiyan (GBA) on Monday evening. The GBA observed March 23 as Black Day' even as the government introduced the bill in the assembly. Former GBA convenor Oscar Rebello, Motes Antao, activist Jason Keith Fernandes, Vinita Coelho, Claude Alvares, Francisco Colaco, Fr Maverick Fernandes, Seby Rodrigues, Satish Sonak and Sabina Martins also spoke. [TOI]

 

People have to react to regional plan
Villagers of St Cruz demanded that the government freeze all development activity till the RP 2021 is finalized. They also asked that gazetted notifications pertaining to land conversions and outline development plans (ODP) be scrapped. "Though the RP 2021 is being formulated, some development based on the old RP 2001 is still being allowed," Reggie Gomes, secretary, St Cruz Education and Action Movement (SCREAM) said. The NGO had organised a meeting at St Cruz on Friday. [TOI]

 

Art as therapy
Though Rosalia F Silveira, born in Siolim and married in Santo Estevam, loved to paint since the age of 12, she discovered art’s therapeutic value in the last decade of her 95-year-old life. “Art from the Heart”, an exquisite exhibition comprising around 100 paintings of Rosalia F Silveira, was inaugurated by Nirmala Sawant of Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan at Old Goa, on 19th March, 1909. She was inspired by nature’s beauty and loved to draw beautiful flowers. When she suffered a stroke, following the dead of her son Agnelo in 1994, Rosalia renewed her passion for painting in response to the Art Therapy practiced by her daughter – artist and writer in Mozambique Silvia Braganza.

 

Chandor gram sabha resolves to protect village heritage
The Gram Sabha of Chandor, Cavorim, while approving the Draft Regional Plan 2021 for the village, on March 23, took steps to protect the environs of the village while stoutly rejecting the proposed Archaeological Park in the village. The Gram sabha resolved to protect the Oilem Tollem. Among other issues pertaining to the Regional Plan, the Gram Sabha resolved that all interior village roads would be six-meters wide including the drains, and that all Comunidade land be marked on the map. Two houses in the village –the Braganza Mansion and Fernandes heritage house – which attract quite a number of tourists, were declared to be heritage houses in the village. [GT]

 

'FENI' GETS GI STATUS
The exotic Goan spirit, “Feni” has finally got its Geographical Indication (GI) status. The GI certificate, duly signed by Mr P H Kurian, the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications at the Trademark Registry, Mumbai, was received by the department of science, technology and environment on March 23 morning. It is a proud moment for the state as “Feni” becomes the first alcoholic spirit in the country to get the GI status and the first ever product from Goan soil for the same. [Christina Viegas, NT]

 

Rare Basilica cabinets get noticed with London auction
While a 17th century Indo-Portuguese cabinet from Goa has drawn attention at the Christie’s auction in London slated for March 31, similar cabinets at the Basilica of Bom Jesus Church in Old Goa have faithfully served the Catholic church for over three centuries. The 17th century ebony and walnut inlaid cabinet on a stand is estimated to sell at between L30,000 and L50,000 at the Christie’s. [H]

 

Ben Antao’s market
In 2008, the Velim-born Ben Antao, came out with his fourth novel, Living on the Market. He has written five novels, several short stories, a play, as well as a movie script, based on his novel, The Tailor’s Daughter, besides a memoir and a travelogue of his visit to Sicily in Italy. As the writer himself says, “My novels are plot driven, as they explore the universal themes of sex and love, caste, religion and money. My characters serve as vehicles for these themes.” Antao’s latest offering – Living on the Market - takes as his subject, the worlds of the school system and of small-time stock market speculators in Canada, which is the backdrop of a family break-up. [Augusto Pinto, GT]

 

Goans Love their Crabs
Did you know that the crabs? Teeth are in their stomachs and if a crab loses its claw, it grows back? You are more interested in biting into the succulent flesh of a crab than listening to crab facts. “Yes,” says a Goan homemaker, Ms Sylvia da Costa, from Nuvem. “Although we eat our fish curry and rice on a daily basis, we consume crabs too, quite often.” It was an enlightening revelation to see a fussy young lady, Ms Joylin Fernandes chew on the dangerously spiky claws of a crab. This, from a lady who shrieks when she looks at chicken drumsticks or prawns. [Christina Viegas, NT]


News Clips from India

If India is booming, why are its children still starving?
STEPHANIE NOLEN
March 21, 2009
http://www.theglobeandmail.com//servlet/story/LAC.20090321.STARVE21/

After 15 years of rapid growth, India has made no progress on childhood malnutrition, unlike many poorer nations. As Stephanie Nolen reports, its culture poses many special obstacles - but that could also be the key to change

DEHDE, INDIA -- Devsingh Adivasi has baggy pants. Not literally - in fact, he has no trousers at all - but that's the term for a child like him: At two years old, he has rolls of slack flesh that sag below his buttocks and gather at his ankles, as if his skin was made a few sizes too big.  Devsingh is acutely undernourished. He is less than half the weight or height he should be; he's not able to stand on his own; he is intrigued by the small ball made of reed scraps his mother Papo has rolled for him, but does not have the energy to chase it.

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“Science and technology should connect masses”
Staff Reporter | The Hindu
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?


PUDUCHERRY: Twenty years from now, Project Director of Chandrayaan-I Mylswamy Annadurai wants science and technology to connect every nook and corner of India, remove the disparities in education and take quality education to the people. This was just one of his messages to a gathering of young students at Petit’s Science Mission - 2009 of Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School – Primary Section on Friday. Enthusiastic students and an array of scientific creations welcomed Mr. Annadurai to the science exhibition.

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India's Tata rolls out world's cheapest car
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/090323/world/india_company_auto_tata?printer=1

MUMBAI (AFP) - India's Tata Motors on Monday launched the world's cheapest car, the Nano, hoping to revolutionise travel for millions and buck a slump in auto sales caused by the global economic crisis. Company boss Ratan Tata said the no-frills car, slated to cost just 100,000 rupees (2,000 dollars) for the basic model, will get India's middle-class urban population off motorcycles and into safer, affordable four-wheelers. "I think we are at the gates of offering a new form of transport to the people of India and later, I hope, other markets elsewhere in the world," he said, describing the launch as a "milestone." "The present economic situation makes it somewhat... more attractive to the buying public," he told reporters in Mumbai.

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INDIA REBORN: watch now with cautious optimism
http://bentalk123.blogspot.com/2009/03/india-reborn-watch-now-with-cautious.html

CBC Canada telecasts a documentary on India.

In 4 vibrant hours of HD television, INDIA REBORN charts the kaleidoscopic rise of one of the world’s newest and most unlikely superpowers. Epic and cinematic in scope, each episode unfolds with fascinating intimacy and insight revealing characters who reflect India’s dramatic transformation. INDIA REBORN is a potent mixture of dreams and despair, an entertaining and informative window into a land that could soon shape the future of the world.

About the telecast: http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/indiareborn/about.shtml 

See Clips: http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/indiareborn/extras.shtml

As the publicity puts it: watch now with cautious optimism

 

Uganda: Three Pakistanis Arrested Over Indian Murders
Patrick Jaramogi | 19 March 2009
http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/200903200147.html


Kampala — Three Pakistanis have been arrested over the murder of two Indians in Kampala last week.

The three were arrested as they tried to cross into DR Congo at Mpondwe border post in Kasese district on Wednesday. Leveed Ahmed, 25, Hussein Mustapha, 30 and Ahmed Fehed, 25, are suspected to have murdered Gurbax Singh, 58, a proprietor of MK construction company and his son Baljit Singh, 28.

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 Obituary

+ SIDNEY RODRIGUES

28th March 2009: Bromley: Kent, UK. SIDNEY RODRIGUES (ex Nairobi). Beloved husband of the late Lira Rodrigues. Much loved father of Moyna/Simon, Vicky/Fidelis, Michelle/Gary & Kevin/Hasina. Dearly loved grandfather of Lauren, Aaron, Aisha, Kieran and Adam. Brother of Joe/Fatima Rodrigues, the late Joffee/Nestor D’Mello & the late Bertha/Elizabeth Zuzarte.

The funeral will take place on the 08th April 2009 at St Augustine’s R.C Church, 88 Beckenham Hill Road, SE6 3PU.

Condolences to: krodrigues@btinternet.com; elsiehilary@rogers.com

 

+ Peppina Couthino

18 Mar: Toronto, Canada, Peppina Couthino. (Ex Nairobi / Mombasa). Wife of Ildefonso Caetano Eduardo (Eddie) Couthino. Father/Father-in-law of Edwin/ Ranjane, Philu/ Joe Dias, Ernest / late Patricia, Pamela/ Joe Nunes, Edward (Junior)/ Pauline, and Patrice.

Funeral Mass held at St. Barnabas Parish 10 Washburn Way, Scarborough, on Saturday 21st March followed by burial at Christ the King Cemetery


Announcements

Quebec Goan Association AGM
Rose de Souza to head Association for another term


Message from Melissa Fernandes (melstar_13@hotmail.com)

At the Annual General Meeting of the Association current President, Rose de Souza, bowed to popular demand, and agreed to continue for another term with the approval of her 2008 committee.

Please mark these dates on your calendar of events:
  • 15th August 2009 - Goa day Picnic
  • 5th December 2009 - Saint Francis Xavier’s Feast
 

Earth Hour

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Events

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Goan Events in World Wide & Canada - 2009

Date

Organization

Event

Links

2nd May 2009
from
 6.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m
Goan Overseas Association – Toronto 39th Anniversary
“An Elegant Affair”

Capitol Banquet Hall
Dixie Road - Mississauga
Click for Flyer
Sunday May 3, 2009, noon Saligao Social Committee - 2009 Event 34th Annual Social celebrating Feast of Mae De Deus

Satkar Palace Banquet Hall
7089 Torbram Rd.
(Corner of Torbram & Derry Rd.)Brampton, ON L4T 1G7

Click for Flyer

 or call

Felix & Yvonne Remedios -
416-261-5433
Sunday May 31, 2009 The Salcete Association "Festa De Sashtikars"
The 30th Annual Salcete Social

at Payal Banquets, Mississauga.
Mass @ 11:30 am

Click for Flyer
Saturday, July 11th 2009 Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association (CLR) CLR (Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association) Picnic

Thompson Memorial Park - Area C
Scarborough
Flyer to follow
Saturday, October 3rd 2009 Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association (CLR) CLR (Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association) 10th Annual Social Flyer to follow
Saturday October 24, 2009
from
 6.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m

 

Cortalim Association Toronto Celebrating The Feast of Saints Phillip & James  
at
CLAIREPORT Banquet Place 65 Claireport Cres, Etobicoke
Flyer to follow

Sailing February 12, 2010 ( 9 Nights)

Ex Students in Toronto of  ST. TERESA’s Boys’ & Girls’ School, Eastleigh

St. Teresa’s School

First Global Reunion Caribbean Cruise from  Miami, Florida

Click for flyer

&

Click for Booking information


TORONTO EAST GOAN SENIORS ASSOCIATION (T E G S A) - 2009 Events
Please mark you calendars for the following exciting events:
All events will be held at Commander Hall Arena, unless otherwise advised.
Social
Sunday, 19th April, 2009
at 3:00
p.m.
Mixed Bowling Extravaganza 2009 - Part 1 of 2

At Markham Bowling Centre,
5762 Highway # 7
(Sold Out)

Click for Flyer
Fridays, 17th April, 8th May, 22nd May,5th June & 19th June. Line Dancing:  5 Lessons
for $10
 
Click for Flyer
Friday, 1st. May DECLUTTER Seminar and Entertainment. 

Click for Flyer
Saturday, 23rd. May Woodbine Race Track
Place of Pickup: Agincourt Mall
Time: 10:00 AM Cost: $18.00

Click for Flyer
Friday, 29th. May Smile Theatre

Flyer to follow
 
Trips
10th or 16th April 2009 Scarborough Theatre
23rd May 2009 Woodbine Racetrack

Click for Flyer
20th June 2009 Fallsview Casino
August  2009 Washington/Atlantic City
September or October  2009 Agawa Canyon
14th November 2009 Fallsview Casino, Magnotta and Festival of Lights
 

Click to download form to join TEGSA or renew membership for 2009


Health & Wellness

Need 8 hours of shuteye? Even 6 can cut diabetes danger, study suggests
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/090312/science/science_sleep?printer=1
Thu Mar 12, 8:17 AM


People who sleep less than six hours a night are nearly five times more likely than longer sleepers to develop a blood-sugar condition that could lead to diabetes, new U.S. research suggests. Scientists at the University at Buffalo in New York found "short-sleeper" participants were at higher risk of developing impaired fasting glucose, which can precede Type 2 diabetes.

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Educating young people is expensive. Not educating them will cost more.

  • The cost of saving a dropout: between $10,000 and $20,000

  • The cost of doing nothing: $120,000 per dropout in lost earnings and additional costs for the government

MONTREAL, March 17 /CNW/ - On releasing the report of the Groupe d'action sur la persévérance et la réussite scolaires, L. Jacques Ménard, who chaired the action group, noted that the total cost of the proposed projects is estimated at between $140 million and $240 million, the difference being attributable to the dates on which the various measures could be implemented. "We estimate the economic cost of the 28,000 young Quebecers who drop out of high school each year to be $1.9 billion," said Mr. Ménard. "I think it's easy to see that investing in student retention is more advantageous from a cost-benefit standpoint."

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Nothing minor about brain injury - New study shows thousands of Ontarians suffer brain injuries each year
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2009/19/c2490.html?view=print

Death of Natasha Richardson highlights how precious, fragile, the brain is

TORONTO, March 19 /CNW/ - The death of actress Natasha Richardson has thrown a spotlight on an often invisible injury - brain trauma. "This tragic loss is a terrible reminder to all of us that a brain injury, even a seemingly minor one, can have devastating consequences," says John Kumpf of the Ontario Alliance for Action on Brain Injury. Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability world wide. Traumatic brain injury is more common than breast cancer, HIV AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury combined. The leading causes of brain injury are falls, being struck by or against an object, or being in a motor vehicle crash.

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Free safety check-in services for seniors
Thursday March 19 2009 | By Ashley Goodfellow
The Brampton Guardian
http://www.northpeel.com/Brampton/Brampton/News/article/66596


BRAMPTON - A new program launched by Telecare Distress Centre aims to give peace of mind to seniors and their families. TeleCheck, a program funded by the Central West LHIN and operating as an extension of Telecare Distress Centre, provides free safety check-in services to seniors aged 55 or over in the community.

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Don't Just Retire Live It, Love It!
Book:A Personal Planning Guide To Enhance Life After Work

Author: Richard Atkinson|
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Dont-Just-Retire-Live-Love-Richard-Atkinson

On Line Price $16.46
From the Publisher

‘Don’t Just Retire – Live It, Love It!’ is for people between the ages of 45 to 65 who want a happy and stimulating retirement and for those already retired, looking to add a little sizzle to their ‘golden years’. ‘Don’t Just Retire – Live It, Love It!’ delves into much more than just the money required for retirement. It outlines some of the challenges and questions pre-retirees have and provides insight and direction, without taking away from individual decision-making. The true-life stories …

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