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Ontario's economy sinks deeper into recession, says RBC

TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - Amid difficulties in the manufacturing sector, weak external demand for products and continued job losses, Ontario's economy is projected to contract by 3.4 per cent this year, one of the biggest economic drops in Canada, according to a report by RBC Economics.
"In Canada, the global recession has hit Ontario especially hard," said Craig Wright, senior vice-president and chief economist, RBC. "Activity fell the most in nearly 18 years in the final three months of last year and evidence so far this year indicates that, far from regaining its footing, the province's economy likely sank even deeper early in 2009, dragged down by the collapse of the auto manufacturing sector."



Gloomy Canada data show crisis
Wed Jun 10, 10:52 AM | By David Ljunggren

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada unexpectedly posted a trade deficit in April on slumping exports while new house prices fell by the most in almost two decades, showing the economic crisis is still biting despite talk of a recovery.


Anti-Indian Race Violence Spreads To Canada
10 Jun 2009,

Close on the heels of Indians being attacked in Australia, six members of the community were racially assaulted by a group of young Canadians while playing tennis on the outskirts of Vancouver. Police have arrested four Canadians, including a woman, in connection with the assault for shouting racial slurs at and robbing a group of tennis players in Aldergrove on Friday last.


Five Stabbings at St. Joseph's Secondary (Catholic) school in Mississauga 2 students arrested
Excerpts from article by: Megan O'Toole, National PostJune 17, 2009

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Two youths have been arrested after a knife fight at St. Joseph's Secondary School sent four students to hospital along with a teacher who intervened. Peel Regional Police said Wednesday afternoon that the youths, aged 16 and 17, face one count of attempted murder and several other weapons-related charges. They cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.


Bishop Mylo Vergara, Visiting Toronto From The Philippines, Calls On Filipino Youth To Evangelize
Written by Carolyn Girard, The Catholic Register, Friday, 05 June 2009

Filipino Catholics have a great responsibility for evangelization and they should embrace their culture in the faith context, Bishop Mylo Vergara told a group of 540 youth and young adults.


Group Calls for 'Renewed Vision' for Schools: Report
Josh Pringle | Monday, June 8, 2009

The group People for Education is calling for a "renewed vision" for public schools.  A report released today says students are being forced to pay out of their own pockets for art supplies, sports equipment and materials in core learning classes such as science or French.  The group says 63 per cent of secondary schools charge fees for labs and course material. More than 50 per cent of schools charge fees for arts classes.  The report shows in the 2007-2008 school year, schools and parents raised $595 million through fundraising and corporate and charitable donations.  Executive Director Annie Kidder says the government needs to find new ways to look at education by focusing on the creation of community hubs for parents and children.  Kidder also wants the government to address the issue of donations and fundraising through a ministry-created policy.


Japan urges Sri Lanka to engage global community

COLOMBO (AFP) — Japan on Thursday urged Sri Lanka to develop closer ties with the international community as Colombo tries to rebuild the war-battered north of the island after decades of bloody ethnic conflict.


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The Indian Elections
Letter in New York Times

It is truly the greatest show on Earth, an ode to a diverse and democratic ethos, where 700 million + of humanity vote, providing their small part in directing their ancient civilization into the future. It is no less impressive when done in a neighborhood which includes de-stabilizing and violent Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Lanka and Burma.


One For The Road - Aussie Pride, Xenophobia & The Changing World
Anand Soondas | Saturday June 06, 2009

Many Indians have been taken aback, shocked and dismayed by the attacks against them in the land they either had made their own or were in the process of doing so. Unknown to them, patriotism had metamorphosed into ultra-nationalism, morphed into racism and then mutated into plain xenophobia.


Open Letter to Overseas Goan Organizations
Posted on | By Arwin Mesquita , UAE | June, 16, 2009

Dear Overseas Goans,

Goan Organizations worldwide are involved in many goodwill services to our Community. To each Organization; we need to address a priority on an urgent basis i.e. to mobilise a mass awareness among overseas Goans to protect Goa's Identity; else we will no longer have a place to call home.


Fight against the Taliban on ideological battlegrounds poses a grave challenge for Pakistan
June 6, 2009

The fight against the Taliban on ideological battlegrounds poses a grave challenge, writes’s Huma Yusuf.

Scan newspapers and blogs in recent months and you’ll see that the fight against the Taliban in north-west Pakistan has been framed as a ‘war against terror’ or an ‘information war’ over the ‘hearts and minds’ of residents of the Frontier province. Op-eds have argued that the Pakistan Army is fighting the Taliban to restore territorial integrity, safeguard human rights, ensure good governance and establish the writ of the Pakistani state. Books and articles point out that Taliban foot soldiers are young men, lured to militancy by hefty cash dole-outs in the absence of other job opportunities. Indeed, one aspect of the fight against the Taliban has almost been forgotten in recent months – its ideological underpinnings.

People Places and Things

Avelino Da Silva and Esther De Souza among
Group of 24 Immigration Canada co-workers sharing $24 million - in LOTTO 6/49 jackpot win

Group Of 24 Share $24 Million Immigration Canada Co-Workers Celebrate LOTTO 6/49 Jackpot Win. (CNW GROUP/OLG)

TORONTO, June 17 /CNW/ - Monday, June 15, 2009 is not a day Avelino Da-Silva will soon forget. It was on this day, he shared the good news with 23 of his co-workers that they had all become millionaires overnight.



by Muriel Lucas

Well, here comes Summer, one of the four temperate seasons, occurring between spring and autumn. What a trendy way to celebrate the best season of all, and with it, the warm summer air, accompany the long awaited, most anticipated season of all. As nature takes its course, spreading its lush greenery around that’s when the time is ripe to grasp the moment & capture nature at its best!. The official day of Summer begins on June 21st, marking the warmest time of the year, with the longest days ahead, but before you know it – you wonder where its gone!

The WINNERS with Prez. Charles Fernandes & Social Sect.Martha Menezes

One that flew over the Coocoo's nest

Sunglass Smile.

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Report says climate change is adding to migration,prtpage-1.cms
10 Jun 2009

BONN, Germany: Global warming is uprooting people from their homes and, left unchecked, could lead to the greatest human migration in history, said a report released Wednesday. Estimates vary on how many people are on the move because of climate change, but the report cites predictions from the International Organization for Migration that 200 million people will be displaced by environmental pressures by 2050. Some estimates go as high as 700 million, said the report, released at UN negotiations for a new climate treaty.


Vernon Lobo of Cyberplex shakes off dot-com doldrums
Exerpts of article from Globe & Mail News | By Fabrice Taylor | Friday, Jun. 05, 2009 12:00AM EDT

It's recent success is based on a new business model: matching advertisers with electronic publishers

Fabrice Taylor is a chartered financial analyst.
Once upon a time, not that long ago, Vernon Lobo was a very rich man. Now he's a lot less rich, but he's also blessed because he's got a healthy second chance at the big payday, and things are looking up.  About 15 years ago, when you could count the number of Internet addresses with images on your hands, Mr. Lobo and his partners had an idea to build websites and become leaders in cyber retailing. This was vanguard thinking at the time.


The Great Goan Diet
The StyleSpeak column below appeared in the May 2009 issue of Goa Today magazine
By Wendell Rodricks | Sent by Roque Cardoso.

Pre-lunch, whenever I visited my friend, the late Lucio Miranda, he would be sitting Buddha like over a bowl of Goan kanji. The first time I saw him with his kanji I asked if this was a daily routine. Every single day he replied. It's the best diet, our Goan way of eating. Many years later and after experimenting with many diets (in an attempt to cleanse the system once a year) I have come to the conclusion that Lucio is right.


Brendan Fernandes- Toronto Artist links
From: | Sat Jun 2009

Here are some links to a Toronto contemporary artist Brendan Fernandes
Pictures from his recent exhibit in Toronto, 
His Bio, web site,


Curry powder sparks airline fire alert: report
Sat Jun 13, 7:32 AM

MUMBAI (AFP) - An Air India passenger jet heading to Frankfurt was forced to return to Mumbai after a bag of curry powder set off smoke and fire alarms, it was reported on Saturday. Pilots on the Boeing 747-400 plane activated fire extinguishers after receiving a cockpit warning about a fire in the cargo hold early on Friday morning, the Mumbai Mirror newspaper said.


BA asks staff to work for nothing

British Airways is asking thousands of staff to work for nothing, for up to one month, to help the airline survive. The appeal, sent by e-mail to more than 30,000 workers in the UK, asks them to volunteer for between one week and one month's unpaid leave, or unpaid work. BA's chief executive Willie Walsh has already agreed to work unpaid in July, forgoing his month's salary of £61,000. Last month, BA posted a record annual loss of £401m, partly due to higher fuel bills and other costs.


Air India Fails to Pay Staff on Time on Cash Crunch
By Vipin V. Nair

June 15 (Bloomberg) -- Air India, the national carrier, will pay 31,000 employees two weeks late as the carrier runs short of cash because of falling travel demand. Employees will get their salaries for June on July 15 instead of the first of the month, Jitender Bhargava, a company spokesman, said in a phone interview today.

News Clips from Goa

Goa’s Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, urges Goans to refrain from selling land to outsiders
NT NETWORK | Posted on 2009-06-19

He also urged that every Goan should start the work of preservation of the Goan identity from him or her, and refrain from selling the land and property to the outsiders. One cannot sell his land and property to the foreigners and speak about protecting the Goan identity, at the same time, he maintained.


Panaji Faces Severe Garbage Crisis

By: Special Correspondent | Daijiworld Media Network - Panaji | Saturday, June 13, 2009 6:58:20 PM (IST)

Panaji, Jun 13: Goa’s capital city of Panaji faces a garbage crisis as increasing volume of rubbish has kept on accumulating after the local civic body refused to lift it. The city is filled with stink and the corporation of city of Panaji has stopped collecting garbage from the city streets after they lost the dumping site to a protest by locals.


Confusion in Goa over status of swine flu suspect

Panaji: Confusion prevailed in Goa over the status of a suspected swine flu patient, with senior bureaucrats switching their versions four times in a matter of two days. After confirming Goa's first swine flu patient on Thursday morning, state Health Secretary Sanjay Srivastava Friday said that the state government was still awaiting confirmation from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in Delhi. "We will receive the confirmation on Saturday," he said.


Sesa Goa to acquire Dempo's Goan mining assets for $350M

Vedanta Group company Sesa Goa is shopping in Goa. The company is set to acquire Goa’s largest industrial group Dempo’s mining assets in Goa for nearly USD 350 million. CNBC-TV18’s Bureau Chief Sajeet Manghat reports that Dempo has 19 mining leases spread over 1,800 hectares in Goa and that it plans to use the sale proceeds to infuse capital into Goa Carbon and other group companies.


St Anthony, A Testimony Of Strong Faith
NT NETWORK | Posted on 2009-06-12

PANAJI- Come June 13 and we have the feast of the glorious St Anthony, all over the world, more especially in Portugal where he is a popular saint and in Goa, a testimony of strong faith of the people in the saint though sanctuaries. The festivities are held on a grand scale at Siolim where he is the Patron Saint of the main Church at Deussua, a hamlet of Chinchinim village, where a Chapel of St Anthony stands for last four centuries, and at Goa Velha located at the historic Raj Biddi below the Pilar hillock.The following churches dedicated to St Anthony also celebrate the feast: Vagator, Tiracol, Cabo de Rama, Galgi-bags, Pachvaddi and Veroda and so do the chapels at Praias (Anjuna), Cavorim (Chandor), Durgavaddo (Chinchinim), Simoesvaddo (Guirim) and Monte (Benaulim) where St Anthony is the Patron.


Goa scraps SEZ policy, at last
Finally, the controversial Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy 2006 is scrapped.lnterestingly, the Cabinet decision on this comes one¬and-a-half year after the Goa Government officially said 'No' to SEZs in Goa. "The Cabinet today has decided to withdraw SEZ policy 2006", Clief Minister Digambar Kamat announced at a post-Cabinet press conference here. Kamat, who was accompanied by Home Minister Ravi Naik, claimed that his Govemment would continue its opposition to setting up SEZs in the State as they were opposed by the public at large. He said that the State has not given any thought for compensating the SEZ developers although the money paid by them in purchasing land would be reimbursed. [H]


Israelis mistake Goan's 'teeka' for bomb button!
A Goan couple on a tour of Jordan, Egypt and Israel had a very unpleasant time entering Israel, as Israeli soldiers at the border crossing mistakenly thought that the vermillion mark on the woman's forehead - a symbol for married Hindu women - was a button to set off a suicide bomb! They also made her untie her large, typically Goan hair bun, suspecting it might contain explosives, says an IANS report by Mayabhushan Nagvenkar. Shrirang Narvekar, a popular humour playwright and former President of the United Goans Democratic Party (UGDP), and his wife S S Narvekar had gone on the tour in May. AIl went well till they reached the Jordan-Israel border on May 14. [H]


Goa beat Bengal, win Santosh Trophy
CHENNAI: Captain, Felix D'Souza may have failed to equal the 25-year-old record set by his state-mate and legendary goalkeeper, Brahamanand Sancoalkar .. winning Santosh Trophy without conceding a goal. But the pony-tailed 'keeper had more than a lion's share as he led Goa from the front to pull off a 4-2 victory against nemesis Bengal to win the National Football Championship. Felix, with his heroics under the bar, saved two penalty kicks to ensure Goa won the final via the penalty shootout after 120 minutes of goalless play on Sunday. It was Goa's first win against Bengal in six meetings in the final and their fifth title triumph and fourth outright (they were joint-winners once). In the penalty shootout, Climax Lawrence, Beevan D'Mello, John Charles Dias and Fulganco Cardozo converted for Goa. Felix brought off two grand saves as Bengal were successful with only two attempts by Snehashish Chakraborty and Pachau Lalam Puia. It was another heart break for Bengal who last won the trophy for the 29th time 10 years ago while Goa regained the cup after a lapse of three years. [GT]


Govt mulls tiger conservation project
A wildlife conservation project for tigers in the state could be a possibility, the Forest Minister, Mr Filipe Neri Rodrigues said, but added that the final word on whether to have it or no was with the Centre. "We can explore the possibility to start something on the lines of the national tiger project" the Forest Minister told media during his trip to inspect beach conservation works at Candolim beach. His comments were sought on the regular sightings and pugmarks of tigers and even elephants and leopards in the state. [NT]


CCP begins mission garbage
The Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) began lifting the garbage with the help of a private contractor after an escalation of the garbage crisis was feared. “We have employed a private contractor who has began lifting the garbage since last night,” CCP Commissioner Melwyn Vaz told reporters this morning. The nagging issue had crippled the city with stink and foul smell polluting few parts in the city like market and other city lanes. The CCP had caught itself in a tricky situation after Campal residents refused to allow dumping of waste on the parade grounds. The corporation went through difficult moments for almost a week. “The garbage lifting will continue in the days to come,” Vaz stated. The CCP, which is being targeted for mismanagement by certain factions including the Bharatiya Janata Party, is now waiting for its meeting with Urban Development Minister Joaquim Alemao to find out a permanent solution. [H]


Tempers run high over mega project at Siolim
The Oxel (Siolim) gram sabha on Sunday witnessed noisy scenes over panchayat’s decision to approve mega project in Visapur, Gobliwado. Speaking to reporters, Subhash Virnodkar of Siolim said that the panchayat has approved the mega project without obtaining the consent of gram sabha. “The project, which will be set up on an area of 22,000 sq mtrs of land at Visapur, Gobliwado, will create problems for the residents of the area,” he added. Digambar Sangelkar said even though all the 53 residents from the area had submitted their objections to the panchayat on November 28, 2008 stating that there was no proper road to the property and the project would create garbage and water problem for them, the housing project was approved by the panchayat. “In the panchayat meeting, ward members Deepak Dhargalker and Ranganath Agarwadekar have objected to the project,” said Sangelkar. [H]


When price rise is good news
Horticulture Corpn makes Rs 44lakh profit selling vegetables When prices of essential commodities started increasing last year the state government took a decision to supply these commodities at controlled prices and the Horticulture Corporation was entrusted with the task of supplying the goods. Said Orlando Rodrigues, managing director of' the Corporation, "The government bore the transportation cost as we had to get vegetables from Belgaum. This helped reduce the selling price." Consequently the turnover of the Corporation increased from Rs 1 crore in the year 2007-08 to Rs 6.3 crore in the year 2008-09," explained Rodrigues. [GT]


Five state rivers interlinked
The Goa government, with an aim to integrate the state water resource connectivity through overall planning of interlinking of rivers, has succeeded in connecting five rivers at the cost of Rs 24 crore. Highly placed officials at the department of water resources informed that presently Mhadei and Khandepar rivers at Ganje have been interlinked, as also Zuari and Khandepar rivers, at Kalay as well as Mandovi and Chapora rivers, at Assanora. These rivers have been linked through installation of pumps and gravity flow to ensure availability of drinking water in the region. [NT]

News Clips from India

Church is here to serve the poor: Rev. Thomas Dabre – New Bishop of Pune 

One of the most important contributions of the Church in India was practice of equality and creation of a caste-free society.

Indian Catholic

PUNE: Bishop Thomas Dabre, who was installed as the new bishop of Pune Diocese on Sunday, says the church does not believe in caste or any kind of division. "The church is privileged to serve the poor, those who are suffering and the marginalised,” he said.


Bigotry alive for Christian Dalits
By Sunil Raman | BBC News, Eraiyur

Centuries ago, as their forefathers faced social and economic deprivation, many low-caste Hindus embraced Christianity. But in one corner of southern India, their hopes for equality remain unfulfilled hundreds of years on. Called "pariahs", hundreds of Dalit Christians continue to face discrimination - not from Hindus but fellow Christians. More than 200km (124 miles) from Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, is the village of Eraiyur. Home to about 3,000 Dalit Christians, mostly farm labourers and migrant workers, the area witnessed violence last year when Dalits demanded equal treatment.


Silicon Valley mourns Rajeev Motwani's death
2009-06-08 12:50:00

Washington: 'Today, whenever you use a piece of technology, there is a good chance a little bit of Rajeev Motwani is behind it,' wrote Google co-founder Sergey Brin on his mentor's death. 'Officially, Rajeev was not my advisor, and yet he played just as big a role in my research, education, and professional development,' he wrote in his blog Friday hours after Motwani, 47, a Stanford University Indian-American computer science professor, was found dead in his swimming pool at his California home.


How choir led Sikh to vocation in Catholic Church 
By Beth Griffin  | Catholic News Service

MARYKNOLL, N.Y. (CNS) -- Imagine that the youngest child in a religiously observant family comes home from high school and announces to his prominent father that he is converting to a minority religion he heard about from his principal. Predictably, the reaction is shock, disbelief and resistance.


New Model of Toyota Land Cruiser launched in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motors vice president Vikram Kirloskar along with its managing director Hiroshi Nakagawa, on Tuesday June 9 launched the globally acclaimed leader in the premium SUV segment, the Toyota Land Cruiser in India



It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Esmeralda de Mello (ex- Kenya), in her 90th year, in Goa, India, on Thursday, June 18, 2009. She joins her husband Pascoal, her sisters Carmelina, Rose, Benetina, and brother Manuel. She leaves behind her sons Dr. Joe (Madeline), Tim (Jenny), Raymond (Hyacinth) and Stan (Kathleen). Wonderful grandmother to Robert, Stephen (Anna), James, Hazel, Jessica and Thomas. Great-grandmother to Elliott, aunt to 8 nieces, 5 nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral Service at St. Michael’s Church, Anjuna, Goa on Tuesday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m. Messages of condolence to the family can be left at


Dubai siblings die of suspected food poisoning
By Mahmood Saberi, Senior Reporter, and Kevin Scott, Staff Reporter
Published: June 14, 2009, 23:02

Chelsea (left) became unconscious when medics tried to revive her and Nathan was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital where he was taken after suspected food poisoning.

Dubai: A Dubai-based couple's life was torn apart over the weekend when they lost both their son and daughter to suspected food poisoning, a friend of the family said. Ann-Sofia, a French expatriate, had ordered take-away from the Lotus Garden Chinese restaurant in Al Ghusais on Friday evening and several hours later, when the children started vomiting, she rushed them to NMC Hospital.


2009 World Goa Day - Saturday, August 15th
Message from : Antonio Mascarenhas | Sun Jun 14 10:26:23 PDT 2009
Chairman Alliance of Overseas Goan Village Associations of Canada.

"WORLD GOA DAY" To: All President's and Villagers of the Goan Overseas Village Associations of Canada.

I wish to inform you all that the Goan Overseas Association, Toronto and the Alliance of Overseas Goan Village Associations of Canada along with our sister associations from around the World, will be celebrating "WORLD GOA DAY"on Saturday, August 15th, 2009 by hosting a "PICNIC" at Coronation Park, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.






Please mark you calendars for the following exciting events:
All events will be held at Commander Hall Arena, unless otherwise advised.
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





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 17, 2009
 5:30 p.m. to 1.00 a.m
Cortalim Association Toronto

Celebrating The Feast of Saints Phillip & James  
CLAIREPORT Banquet Place 65 Claireport Cres, Etobicoke

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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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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

Oily fish 'can halt eye disease'
Story from BBC NEWS:

People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) should eat oily fish at least twice a week to keep their eye disease at bay, say scientists. 

Omega-3 fatty acids found in abundance in fish like mackerel and salmon appear to slow or even halt the progress of both early and late stage disease. The researchers base their findings on almost 3,000 people taking part in a trial of vitamins and supplements.  The findings are published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.  An estimated 500,000 people in the UK suffer from AMD, which destroys central vision.


Saffron can protect against eyesight loss
Excerpt from article by: By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent | 13 Jun 2009

Pilau rice and paella could hold the secret to preventing eye sight loss in old age, according to new research.

Photo: GETTY

Saffron and saffron powder, close-up: Saffron can protect against eyesight loss Scientists have discovered that saffron can protect against some of the most common forms of blindness  Scientists have discovered that saffron, the spice which is commonly used in Spanish, Italian and Indian cuisine, can protect against some of the most common forms of blindness.


Cancer-fighting chemicals found in broccoli

Daily 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.


Canadians lead cluttered lives, according to new research

Kijiji Canada enlists Clutter Wrangler to help break messy habit

TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - Canadians are a nation of clutter-collectors and we're unable to break the bad habit. According to a recent survey commissioned by Kijiji Canada, the overwhelming majority of Canadians are clutter collectors (nearly 80 per cent) and the worst offenders are those who participate in spring cleaning; the survey found that Canadians who are spring cleaners are more likely than non-spring cleaners to consider themselves clutter collectors (78% versus 59%). What's feeding the habit? The survey, conducted by Leger Marketing, found that most Canadians hold on to unwanted items either because of the hassle or amount of time it takes to get rid of them. Unfortunately, fewer than three-in-10 Canadians feel that they can estimate the value of their unwanted items.


Get rid of body odour !,prtpage-1.cms
12 Jun 2009,

As the scorching heat is making it tough for you to step out of your house, bad body odour might be causing even more troubles. Try these simple ways to get rid of that stinking body odour...

  1. The most common remedy is to use an antibacterial, pleasant smelling soap and wear cotton clothes to reduce sweating.

  2. Apply baking soda on the arm pits to absorb sweat and kill bacteria.

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