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Newsletter. Issue 12. June 06, 2009


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Canada’s Economy Shrinks at Fastest Pace Since 1991
Excerpts from article by Theophilos Argitis

June 1 (Bloomberg) -- Canada’s economy contracted at its fastest pace since 1991 in the first quarter, as the country’s businesses scaled back spending amid a slump in demand.



Greater Toronto Area - Boardroom betrays the face of region
Study finds only 5% of corporate leaders are visible minorities

Excerpts from:
Lesley Ciarula Taylor-Immigration Reporter |
May 28, 2009

Focusing senior executives is part of the plan in the DiverseCity report, which is part of a campaign to demonstrate the benefits of creating a leadership that looks more like the population of Greater Toronto. The report, DiverseCity Counts, tallies for the first time the top leaders in politics, education, government and public and private corporations in the GTA.


Mississauga's new Strategic Plan launched!

Over a thousand people attended the launch of the City of Mississauga's new Strategic Plan on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. The full-house for the evening event was treated to an in depth review of the Plan followed by a speech by Dr. David Suzuki, award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster.


Canada, Unemployment 8.4%, the highest rate in 11 years
June 5, 2009

Following gains in April, employment decreased by 42,000 in May, led by further manufacturing losses in Ontario. The unemployment rate rose by 0.4 percentage points to 8.4%, the highest rate in 11 years. Since the employment peak of last October, employment has fallen by 363,000 or 2.1%.


United States Jobless Rate Hits 9.4 Percent in May; Layoffs Slow
Excerpts of Article By Neil Irwin | Washington Post Staff Writer | Friday, June 5, 2009

Employers slashed jobs at a much more measured rate than expected in May, even as the unemployment rate soared above 9 percent for the first time in 26 years, the Labor Department said today.


UK 'One million more to lose jobs'
Story from BBC NEWS:

Leading economist David Blanchflower has predicted that at least one million more people will lose their jobs before unemployment peaks in the UK. Speaking to Newsnight he said 100,000 people will lose their job each month "at least until the end of the year". He warned we face a "lost generation" of young people if the government fails to invest in the future.


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


Former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, was done in by pride
Written by Catholic Register Staff,
Thursday, 28 May 2009

A former prime minister should know it is wrong to accept envelopes stuffed with $225,000 in cash from a shady businessman and hide the cash in vaults where the taxman can’t find it.

At one point at the Oliphant commission, former prime minister Brian Mulroney shamelessly harrumphed: “I have never knowingly done anything wrong in my entire life.”

Sadly, he may have been telling the truth — not that he has never done anything wrong, but this vainglorious man, apparently lacking a civilized notion of propriety, may genuinely be unaware that egregious unethical behaviour is wrong.


Michael Moore: 9 Ways to Rise From GM's Ashes

(Newser) – The end of General Motors is an opportunity for an America that now owns 60% of the company, writes Michael Moore. Let’s take advantage of the death of a firm that built poor cars, battled environmental rules, and shipped jobs away by using its facilities to implement a new system of transportation in America. Moore presents nine suggestions to the president on HuffPo:

  • As we did after Pearl Harbor, Obama "must tell the nation that we are at war" and quickly convert GM factories into ones that produce mass-transit vehicles, windmills and solar panels, and, for the time being, hybrid and electric cars.

  • "Announce that we will have bullet trains criss-crossing this country in the next five years” and have the unemployed build them. Japan’s had them for 45 years—and they can get us from New York to LA in 17 hours.

  • Give a tax break to people using hybrid cars or mass transit.

  • Pay for all of this—and get people to make the switch—by tacking a $2 tax on every gallon of gas.

For the complete list of Moore's suggestions, click here


Our facile Goan Catholic Society
By Selma Carvalho
Posted on
Sat May 23 2009

Typical Goan Conversation “How is Uncle Carmo? How is Uncle Carmo's grandmother? How is Uncle Carmo's cat? Ok then bye”

Every time I am in Goa, I can't help but be amazed at how facile and superficial our Goan Catholic society has become. We have created and embraced a culture of wine and song; an endless round of celebrations be it weddings, anniversaries or funerals.

People Places and Things

Canadians choose Top 25 Canadian Immigrants

TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - A human rights defender, a filmmaker and a scientist are among the winners of the first-ever Top 25 Canadian Immigrants awards. The national awards program, which is being presented by Canadian Immigrant magazine and sponsored by RBC, seeks to uncover and celebrate the untold stories and remarkable achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants and inspire others. The winners were selected by more than 10,000 Canadians who voted online for their favourites. Winners will be honoured this week in Vancouver (May 25) or Toronto (May 28) at ceremonies hosted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


Newsletter May . 2009
Sat May 30 2009

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Club de Goa Brisbane
2009 Committee

Left to Right: Louis D'Souza, Joy De Souza, Elena Rodrigues, Violet Albuquerque, Everton Da Costa, Andrew Kingsley, Noel Almeida, Brenda Monteiro and Sylvester Vaz.

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Toronto Based GOA AMIGOS Enthralls Calgarians
(MAY BALL 2009, Calgary)

They came; they conquered the hearts of the 200 Goan Calgarians with their music and simplicity. The ‘Goa Amigos’ first trip to Calgary was a remarkable one to remember. They performed at the Mayball ‘09 organized by LYNX Soccer Team. They started of with some slow Goan songs to which people did not waste time and were on the floor. The older Goan folks from Pakistan and Africa were thrilled to hear Konkani songs for the first time live in Calgary. They were mesmerized with the music played by the Goa Amigos and were eagerly waiting to meet the band members. Some of the senior people were commenting ‘We might not be able to visit Goa again at this age, but Goa Amigos made us feel that we were in Goa’.


A 70+ Goan Grandmother pens her first book

It is not very often that a 70 year old woman decides to write her memoirs and then gets the book published two years later. That's exactly what Maria Estefania Fernandes managed to do after the untimely death of her son in 2005.


A Little Bit Of Goa,prtpage-1.cms
23 May 2009, 0000 hrs IST, | NICOLE SUARES , TNN

Taking Goan music at a whole new level is Mumbai based singer Allan Vaz.

With his debut album, he reinvented the typical Goan style by fusing traditional beats with modern tunes giving it a universal appeal. “Though understanding the lyrics in Konkani might be a barrier, the music touches everyone. It’s upbeat and still doesn’t lose out on its originality. It is not restricted to Goan audiences,” he shares excitedly.

News Clips from Goa

Goa- Wanted: Sustainable Development,prtpage-1.cms
24 May 2009,

Prof Dr Olivinho Gomes says it's high time the government intervened with affirmative action to save what is left of this land Poets, painters and composers across several spheres of art have vied with each other to heap paeans of praise on the pulchritude that flowers and blossoms all over this lovely land of Goa. They have attempted to stretch to the maximum limit of the best of their abilities with a view to represent in their work its elusive magic of an atmosphere that fascinates and enthralls the visitor to it. The human element that peoples this paradise of a God-given environment also holds in its jealous bosom some rare time-tested values and a generous philosophical outlook on life imbued with special characteristics of its own that differ materially from that held by the rest of the country, straining to match the physical nature in some corresponding measure.


6.3 percent of Goa’s GDP comes from foreign remittance: Study
June 2nd, 2009

Panaji, June 2 (IANS) Goa received foreign remittances to the tune of Rs.700 crore ($150 million) in 2008, which accounted for 6.3 percent of the state gross domestic product (SGDP) during the period, a study released here Tuesday said.


Guv, CM greet Goans on Statehood Day
Governor Dr SS Sidhu and Chief Minister Digambar Kamat have extended their greetings to Goans on Statehood Day. The Governor said, “May 30 is a very significant milestone in the glorious history of Goa, as it was on this day in 1987, that it became a full-fledged State of Indian Union.” [H]


Development not at cost of Goan identity: CM
The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, on the eve of 23rd Goa Statehood Day, said that the future planned growth of the state would be taken up by his government, keeping Goan identity as the focal point of development. The Chief Minister said that since Goa was promoted to the status of a state from being a Union Territory, it has undergone extensive development in almost all the fields, taking advantage of the recommendations of the Gadgil-Mukherji formula as regards devolution of central funds to the Indian states. [NT]


Let's make Goa a model state: CM:
Chief Minister Digamber Kamat has exhorted the engineers to join hands and help to make Goa a model state in the country. Kamat was speaking at the installation ceremony of Goa State Centre of The Institution of Engineers (India) at Dona Paula on Saturday. Rear Admiral K O Thakare, NM, President, Institution of Engineers (India)was the guest of honour. The Chief Minister complimented the organisation for having being granted the status of fullfiledged state centre by the Institution of Engineers (India) and wished them all the success. [GT]


Purmatachem fest celebrated with pomp and religious gaiety
The Feast of Holi Spirit Church Margao popularly known as Purmatachem fest was celebrated with great pomp and religious gaiety in the Commercial capital on Sunday. Thousands of people thronged the Church for the Morning Masses. Fr Alvito Fernandes was the main celebrant of the high feast. In his homily, Fr. Fernandes said like God, the Holy Spirit saves humanity from sin, bondages and set them free. He futher said that everybody in today's world is thinking of one's own life, goal and ambition, but no one thinks of building relationship with God. "Our relation with God should be developed", Fr. Fernandes said. [H]


Patients to get GMC blood test reports online
Panaji: In about two months from now, patients who come for blood tests to the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, will be able to access their reports with just a click of the mouse. In an effort to cut out the long travel and never ending queues that patients have to endure, GMC is setting up an advanced, web-based laboratory reporting system which will let patients access their blood test reports via the internet. [TOI]


Farmers scan nature to predict rains
Next time you spot a cuckoo or watch a crow build its nest, pay close attention. For if the elusive serenader is flying in the north-south direction at the break of dawn, and the winged scavenger's home is among the topmost branches of the tree, the first drops of rain are not far away. Or so believes the farming community in Goa. Rooted as they are in nature, agriculturists say their ancestors have left them more reliable methods of predicting the weather through the clouds, birds, insects and plants, than science. [Rajendra Kerkar, TOI]


Souza Ferrao Birth Centenary Celebrations
Late Souza Ferrao Birth Centenary celebrations will commence on June 1 at 5.30 p.m. at the Pai Tiatrist JAF Auditorium, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. On this occasion a tiatr “Gouyo Put” written by Souza Ferrao about 60 years back will be staged. The Tiatr is directed by well known tiatr artiste Anil Kumar and will feature popular artistes of Tiatr stage namely Jessie, Fatima, Angela, Marcos Vaz, Xavier Gomes, Anthony San, C. D’Silva, Conny M, Mil-Mel-Nel, Antush and comedian Jesus and Ben Evangelisto among others. On June 2, the programme will include Instrumental music on violins, violas and Cello by Theresa Figueiredo, Goretti Pinheiro, Chernol Mendonca, Antonio Fernandes, Lourdes Soares, Celina Andrews and Marisa Andrews; Mando, Dulpods and other Goan folk songs led by Marianella Mascarenhas e Dias; while Cansauleche Kala Mogi will present “To Souza Ferrao With Love” - a tribute to this great versatile Konkani stage and cine artiste.


Divar residents fear flooding during monsoon
Residents of Divar are wondering whether paddy fields in the village will be flooded again during the coming monsoon. And whether a portion of the road leading to the ferry point will be submerged under water and be rendered unmotorable. It is to be noted that several paddy fields along the Mandovi river banks have not been cultivated for the last several years since they are inundated with saline water that enters through the breaches caused to the bundhs, during the tidal inflow from the estuary of the Mandovi river. The situation worsens during the monsoon. [H]


Goan Feni Enters New League, Gets GI Certificate
29 May 2009, | M Padmakshan, ET Bureau

MUMBAI: Goa’s humble feni, that comes under the category of “country liquor”, is now joining the ranks of Darjeeling Tea, Mysore Sandalwood and Scotch Whiskey. The cashew brew has been assigned a Geographical Indication Certificate, from the GI Registry in Chennai, making it the first such alcoholic beverage in the country to get the honour.


Leopard makes its presence on road, forces bus to make abrupt halt
Herald Correspondent | Bicholim, June 1

While drivers are accustomed to four-legged obstacles in the form of stray cattle or dogs, a bus driver was startled to be confronted with an unexpected obstacle – a leopard. In an unusual incident at Dhave-Sattari on Monday at about 6.30 pm, a passenger bus plying from Valpoi to Dhave had to make an abrupt halt midway, when the bus driver spotted a leopard seated on the road.

News Clips from India

India Inc expects growth under Manmohan
Friday, May 22, 2009

New Delhi: Riding high on optimism, India Inc has expressed great hope that Manmohan Singh's second term as prime minister will bring India back on the path of economic growth. Harsh Pati Singhania, president, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) said: "Under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh, we are sure that we would get a conducive economic environment in which we could propel growth and go back to the 9 percent growth trajectory.


Indian-born MP wants caste bias banned in Britain

LONDON, May 22, 2009, 15.00 Hrs (IANS): A draft bill designed to promote social equality must also try and erase caste-based discrimination that is rampant among South Asians in Britain, an Indian-born MP says.

Virendra Sharma, MP for the Indian-dominated London suburb of Southall, made his plea as the British parliament Monday began a second round of discussions on the Equality Bill. The bill aims to consolidate nine existing equality laws into a single law that will tackle disadvantage and discrimination based on race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. To this list, Sharma argues, the government must add caste prejudice, which he says is endemic among the large South Asian community in Britain - regardless of religion or national origin.


Racist comments common in Australia: Indians in Oz
By Alkesh Sharma | Saturday, May 30, 2009 (13:33:44)

Chandigarh: Racist comments against Indian students in Australia are quite common and the recent spate of attacks on the community is not new, say Indians who have been to that country and come away with unhappy memories. The attacks on Indians in Sydney and Melbourne has also dashed the dreams of many students here who were aspiring to go Down Under for higher studies.


Attack on Indian Students in Melbourne
On day cabbie is assaulted, Australia PM flays attacks
Dheepthi Namasivayam, Hindustan Times | Melbourne, June 02, 2009

On a day an Indian taxi driver was assaulted in Melbourne, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd assured India that perpetrators of the recent attacks on Indians in Australia would be met “with full force of the law.”


Major Indian newspapers report widely on Melbourne violence protests
Article from: Herald Sun | June 01, 2009 10:53am

INDIA'S media is reporting widely on the overnight student protests in Melbourne and the city's violence crisis. The Times of India, one of the world's biggest English-speaking newspapers selling 3.14 million copies a day, is this morning leading its news website with details of the protest.


PAKISTAN Lahore blast damages Church buildings
On 2009-5-29

LAHORE, Pakistan (UCAN) -- Several Church-run schools have been closed indefinitely after a suicide bomb attack took place near Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore. The car bomb targeting police and intelligence agency offices killed 35 people, including policemen, civilians and security officers, and injured around 250 others. The May 27 blast damaged buildings in the nearby cathedral compound.


US, Pakistani Attacks Have Rattled Al-Qaeda: Analysts
Source: Washington Post

(Newser) – Recent US and Pakistani efforts have rattled al-Qaeda, intelligence officials tell the Washington Post, with unmanned drones having killed about half of the US’ 20 “high-value” al-Qaeda targets since last fall. Combined with Pakistan’s offensive against its Taliban allies in the Swat region, the terror group’s position in Pakistan’s mountains look much more vulnerable. But the strikes have also killed civilians, stoking anti-American sentiment.


Mahindra launches Compressed Natural Gas pick-up truck
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Natural Gas pick-up truckNew Delhi: Auto major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) today launched a CNG variant of its existing pick-up truck Maxx Maxi. Priced at Rs.379,900 ex-showroom Delhi, the Maxx Maxi Truck with a load capacity of 820 kilogram was first launched in 2006. The new version is about Rs.50,000 costlier than the diesel variant.


Opportunities in the Food Markets of India
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  • experienced a 4.92% annual increase in GDP per person between 1999 and 2004. -A positive influence on the effective demand for food;


Goa's legendary tiatrist Manuel Santana Aguiar, popularly known as M Boyer dies at 78

Noted Konkani tiatrist and Padmashri M Boyer died at his residence at Santemol-Raia on May 30 morning, following prolonged illness. He was 78.  He had been suffering for three years from Parkinson’s disease.  He is survived by his wife Maria Efrezinha and five sons – Seby, Ramos, Standford, Errol and Sywald. M Boyer, whose real name was Manuel Santana Aguiar, was born on October 11, 1930, and started acting in tiatr at a young age.

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+Eufregina Miranda
29 May: Newham, London. EUFREGINA GENETRESE MIRANDA (aged 89; ex-Nairobi). Wife of the late Mr. S.B.Miranda. Mother of Anthony (Christine) of Oakville, Cajie (Bernie) of Australia, Sabino of England and the late Isabella Miranda. She leaves behind many grandchildren. Funeral will be held at 12 noon on Friday 12 Jun. at St. Antony's Church, 56, St. Antony's Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 9QB


+ Oscar de Mello

28 May: Nairobi, Kenya. OSCAR DE MELLO. (born 1930). Former national soccer goalkeeper for Tanzania and Kenya. Funeral service held on Wed. June 3, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church, Kileleshwa, Kenya, , followed by a private cremation.
Condolence messages to: or :
From his family: Ambia, Louisa (Toronto), Valerie (Toronto) and Tony.


+ Dionisio Lisboa

28 May: Nairobi, Kenya. DIONISIO JOAQUIM ROSARIO LISBOA (aged 92). Beloved husband to Lily. Loving father to Sandra and the late Rodney Lobo, the late Derrick and Michelle Lisboa, Christine and Dominic Gomes, Mark and Brian. Adored Grandfather to Jonelle, Leanne, Bianca, Gregory and Jamie. Funeral held on 2 Jun. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Parklands followed by cremation at the Hindu Crematorium, Kariokor.



55PGA West GTA Inc. *is pleased to present a BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT Seminar
Health and Wellness, a Holistic Approach
July 3rd 2009 –6.00 –10.00 p.m.
Venue: Christ The King Church
3495 Confederation Parkway
Mississauga (South of Square One Mall)
The event will include Wellness of Spirit Concert (FREE)
By Jon Stemkoski’s Celebrant Singers International Music & Missions Ministry
Ticket Reservations : $5.00 including snacks


Bishop Alex Dias to officiate at 2009 Calangute Social

The Calangute Association of Canada will celebrate the annual feast of their Patron – St Alex – followed by the Social on July 19th. At the Holy Mass, the main celebrant and chief guest will be Most Reverend Alex Dias, SFX, Bishop of Port Blair (Son of Calangute who is specially traveling all the way from India). Rev. Alex Dias is the First Bishop of Port Blair, Andamns, India and belongs to Pilar Society, Goa. This year, Bishop Dias is celebrating the Silver Jubilee (25 Years) of his Episcopal Consecration.


East End Anglo-Indian (Get to get her) Luncheons‏

Effective Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 & on every second Tuesday of an alternate month starting in June, the Anglo-Indian Association of Canada have organized luncheon in the east-end for members and their friends.






Please mark you calendars for the following exciting events:
All events will be held at Commander Hall Arena, unless otherwise advised.
Friday, June 12th, 2009 Spring into summer
140, Commander Hall Blvd

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Friday, 19th June. Line Dancing:  5 Lessons
for $10
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Friday, 19th June.
Yoga Classes for Members & Guests
 140 Commander Blvd
Time: 6:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cost: $3 per lesson

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Friday, June 26th, 2009 Whist Drive / Bingo
140, Commander Hall Blvd
Time: 6:30 to 10:30 pm

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Sunday, September 13th, 2009
 at 2 pm
6 Anniversary Dance

Qssis Banquet Hall
3474 Kingston Ro, Scar at Markham

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Saturday, June 20th, 2009 Fallsview Casino/ Magnotta Winery

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September or October  2009 Agawa Canyon
14th November 2009 Fallsview Casino, Magnotta and Festival of Lights

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Goan Events in World Wide & Canada - 2009





Saturday, June 13th 2009
6.00 p.m.
Siolim Social 2009 Siolim Social 2009
Celebration the Feast of St. Anthony

Banquet & Convention Centre
65 Claireport Cres.
Etobicoke, ONM9W6V5
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Friday July 3rd 2009 , 6.00-8.00 p.m.

in association with G.O.A, West-End Seniors Assn, Toronto East  Goan Seniors Assn, Can-Orient Seniors Assn & St. Francis Xavier Seniors Club


Christ The King Church3495 Confederation Parkway

Mississauga (South of Square One Mall)

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

Thompson Memorial Park - Area C
Flyer to follow
Sunday, July 19th 2009 Calangute Association Canada 2009 Calangute Social
Celebration of the Feast of Patron St. Alex
Mass @ 11.30 a.m.
Europa Convention Centre
7050 Bramalea Road
Mississauga, Ontario
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Sunday September 20, 2009 –12.00 noon-6.30 p.m. Railway Goan Institute  Centenary Celebration Railway Goan Institute  Centenary Celebration

Payal Banquet Hall

3410 Semenyk Court
Mississauga, On L6C 4P8
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Saturday, October 3rd 2009 Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association (CLR) CLR (Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association) 10th Annual Social Flyer to follow
Saturday, October 24th, 2009 SAM Productions Konkani TIATR "CHUK KONNACHI"

An award winning Play full of COMEDY, LOVE, TRAGEDY & DECEIT

DO NOT MISS the Opening Chorus on M.BOYER
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Saturday October 24, 2009
 6.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m
Cortalim Association Toronto Celebrating The Feast of Saints Phillip & James  
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

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Health & Wellness

Technique to lower stress levels in 5 days
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 (16:34:51)

Washington: Researchers have unravelled how an emerging mind-body technique, adapted from traditional Chinese medicine and practised by thousands in China, cuts down stress levels in just five days.

The integrative body-mind training (IBMT) is now being taught to undergraduates involved in research on the method at the University of Oregon (UO).


Overeating, Not Lack of Exercise, Faulted in US Obesity Epidemic
May 13, 2009 10:25 AM | by Liz Colville

If food intake is too high, exercise is not enough to control excess weight, suggests a new study by a World Health Organization obesity research center.

Overeating Is Riskier Than Sedentary Lifestyle
In examining the eating and exercise patterns of Americans over the past 30 years, a team of researchers based in Australia has concluded that Americans’ weight gain “seems to be virtually all due to the consumption of more calories, with declines in physical activity playing only a minor role,” Reuters reported.


Canadians missing the beat on heart health

Survey shows most Canadians unaware of atrial fibrillation; a heart condition with serious health consequences

MONTREAL, May 25 /CNW/ - Results of a recent Leger Marketing survey announced today reveal that the majority of Canadians do not recognize that atrial fibrillation is a heart-related illness. On an unaided basis, only two per cent of the 4,274 respondents polled were able to link this condition to heart disease. When shown or read a list of heart diseases, fewer than half of the respondents (40 per cent) were able to make the link, even though atrial fibrillation affects nearly a quarter of a million Canadians who could potentially end up in hospital with strokes, congestive heart failure and other heart-related problems. The results were similar in British Columbia, with two per cent making the link on an unaided basis and 46 per cent making the link on an aided basis.


Home Comforts or Hidden Dangers?

Safe Kids Canada unveils startling new data on product safety in the home

TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - A new review of child injury research from Safe Kids Canada demonstrates that Canadian homes may not be as safe for children as many parents mistakenly believe. According to a new Harris/Decima survey on home product safety unveiled today as part of the national Safe Kids Week campaign, the majority of Canadians (86 per cent) assume the products they buy for their homes are safe for the family to use. This is not always the case. While products used every day by adults have a purpose, these same products can become dangerous when used incorrectly by children.


David Suzuki Encourages Canadians to Adopt Environmental Best Practices From the "Original Green Team"
June 01, 2009 @ 07:00AM

Canada’s world leader on sustainable ecology says seniors continue to hold the key to many enviro-friendly practices that younger generations can learn from

Mississauga, Ontario – June 1, 2009 – Canada’s most renowned and revered environmental activist is urging Canadians to listen to and learn from their “elders” when it comes to doing their part to help protect and preserve the environment.

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