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Newsline Canada

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha launches appeal to aid Pakistan flood victims
http://ewtnnews.com/new.php?id=1457
Lahore, Pakistan, Aug 20, 2010 | (EWTN News)


In the wake of catastrophic floods in Pakistan which have reportedly submerged one fifth of the country under water, the country's bishops have launched a joint appeal for Pakistani Catholics to contribute to relief efforts.

 

Fundraising Event in Toronto for Victims of Pakistan Floods

A Charity Dinner/Dance for the flood victims in Pakistan, organized by the Can Orient, 55Plus, TEGSA, and the Anglo-Indian Association will take place on Friday August, 27, 2010 at the Maple Banquet Hall, 1325 Eglington Ave. Toronto.

Please click flyer for details
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The Goan Charitable Organization (GCO) is helping in the humanitarian effort to send aid to the helpless in Pakistan.

Click here to see appeal letter
 
Song for Word Goa Day 2010,
by Jacinta Luis of Montreal

Jacinta Luis is happy & proud as a Goan Canadian to present a music video of her composition, “GOA” that she composed in celebration of World Goa Day, 2010.

The Music Video has been offered online on Youtube:

Play YouTube Video
by Jacinta Luis of Montreal
Jacinta is a pianist, singer, songwriter, and full time music professor at Dawson College in Montreal. She is currently recording her third album; it will include some of Montreal’s finest musicians: Carlos Jimenez, guitar, Al Mclean, saxophones, Wali Muhammad, drums, Stephane Crete, bass, Jacinta Luis, piano & vocals.

 

Canada loses 9,300 jobs in July
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/fp/Canada+loses+jobs+July/3366839/story.html
Financial Post | August 6, 2010


Statistics Canada said Friday that 139,000 full-time jobs were lost during the month of July, while 129,700 part-time positions were created.

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy unexpectedly shed 9,300 jobs in July, most of them full-time positions, as the pace of recovery shows signs of slowing. Statistics Canada said Friday that 139,000 full-time jobs were lost during the month, while 129,700 part-time positions were created. The unemployment rate rose to eight per cent in July from 7.9 per cent the previous month. the federal agency said.


 

Kenyan voters pass new constitution opposed by Church
http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/
August 05, 2010


The people of Kenya have voted in a referendum to approve a new constitution, according to early election returns. The constitution, backed by the United States, was opposed by Catholic and Protestant leaders because of its provision allowing for the legalization of abortion.




 
2010 Goan Convention- held July 3-5th, 2010, in New Jersey
www.GoanConvention.com
Posted on GoaNet by George Pinto
Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:37:17 -0700 | From: Vaishali Sawant


The Biggest and Best Goan Convention to date. Over 300 Goans gathered in New Jersey for the 10th Biennial Convention, Secaucus, July 3-5th, 2010.

The Goan Convention took place over the July 4th weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey (just 3 miles outside New York City). There were over 300 people in attendance including adults, youth and children. This Convention had the highest turnout overall and the most number of youth than any previous convention. The 3 day weekend was filled with many activities for all ages and a social platform for people from all over North America, England and Goa to unite and network.


Jacinta is a pianist, singer, songwriter, and full time music professor at Dawson College in Montreal. She is currently recording her third album; it will include some of Montreal’s finest musicians: Carlos Jimenez, guitar, Al Mclean, saxophones, Wali Muhammad, drums, Stephane Crete, bass, Jacinta Luis, piano & vocals.

 

Canada loses 9,300 jobs in July
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/fp/Canada+loses+jobs+July/3366839/story.html
Financial Post | August 6, 2010


Statistics Canada said Friday that 139,000 full-time jobs were lost during the month of July, while 129,700 part-time positions were created.

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy unexpectedly shed 9,300 jobs in July, most of them full-time positions, as the pace of recovery shows signs of slowing. Statistics Canada said Friday that 139,000 full-time jobs were lost during the month, while 129,700 part-time positions were created. The unemployment rate rose to eight per cent in July from 7.9 per cent the previous month. the federal agency said.


 

Kenyan voters pass new constitution opposed by Church
http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/
August 05, 2010


The people of Kenya have voted in a referendum to approve a new constitution, according to early election returns. The constitution, backed by the United States, was opposed by Catholic and Protestant leaders because of its provision allowing for the legalization of abortion.




 
2010 Goan Convention- held July 3-5th, 2010, in New Jersey
www.GoanConvention.com
Posted on GoaNet by George Pinto
Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:37:17 -0700 | From: Vaishali Sawant


The Biggest and Best Goan Convention to date. Over 300 Goans gathered in New Jersey for the 10th Biennial Convention, Secaucus, July 3-5th, 2010.

The Goan Convention took place over the July 4th weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey (just 3 miles outside New York City). There were over 300 people in attendance including adults, youth and children. This Convention had the highest turnout overall and the most number of youth than any previous convention. The 3 day weekend was filled with many activities for all ages and a social platform for people from all over North America, England and Goa to unite and network.



Commentary

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

 

Strengthening the Goan Community
http://www.navhindtimes.in/panorama/strengthening-goan-community
Published on: July 31, 2010 - 22:51 | By Tomazinho Cardozo


In the past, Goans used to live as a community wherever they settled, in Goa as well as in other parts of the world. However, today, the concept of the word ‘community’ has changed. Today, more than ‘Goan community’ we prefer to call ourselves ‘Goan Hindu community’ or ‘Goan Christian Community’ or ‘Goan Muslim community’. The segregation of the Goan community does not stop here. We are proud to be called the Saraswat community, the Bhandari community, the Kharvi community, etc, and by doing so we are strengthening the divisive walls between us.

 

In Defence of Jose Pereira and the Hindu Faith
http://www.navhindtimes.in/panorama/defence-jose-pereira-and-hindu-faith
Published on: August 8, 2010 - 02:42  | By Suresh Gundu Amonkar


Some commentators justifiably assert that some self-appointed defenders of the Hindu faith have voluntarily assigned to themselves the position of official spokespersons of Hindu religion. Swami Vivekananda says:

“The word Hindu, by which it is the fashion now-a-days to style ourselves, has lost all its meaning, for this word merely meant those who lived on the other side of the river Indus (Sindhu). The word was murdered into Hindu by ancient Persians, and all people living on the other side were called by them, Hindus. And during the Mohammedan rule we took up the word ourselves” (cf ‘Essentials of Hinduisim’ pp5).” In reality Hinduism is a system which comprises within its fold an infinite variety of thoughts. Vivekananda preferred to call Hindus the Vaidiks, followers of the Vedas, or better still, the Vendantists, followers of the Vedanta. Hinduism with its vide variety of sects is basically a view of life and a way of living which has evolved over four millennia, trying to successfully meet the various challenges it has faced from invaders, intolerant and fanatical adherents of proselytising creeds, etc. The vitality of “Hinduism” lies in its ability to allow diverse interpretations of man’s relationship with his creator or Parameshwar or Almighty God or the Infinite or the Supreme Being. One can continue to be a good Hindu as an atheist or an agnostic or one who does not follow any ritualistic way of worship (Karmakand).




 
Cardinal attacks US over Lockerbie bomber reaction
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-10905562?print=true
8 August 2010 Last updated at 05:44 ET


Cardinal Keith O'Brien said the Scottish government had done nothing wrong

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has attacked the US over the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien said the Scottish government was right to free Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi last year on compassionate grounds. US lawmakers want Scots politicians to explain their decision to a committee but the cardinal said ministers should not go "crawling like lapdogs". He said Scotland had a culture of care, while the US was fixed on vengeance.


 
South Asian population has outnumbered all ethnic minorities in Canada
Two sides to the coin

http://www.southasianfocus.ca/opinion/article/50230
Thursday June 5 2008


Official figures indicate the South Asian population has outnumbered all ethnic minorities in Canada - and the numbers continue to grow. Going forward, these numbers are bound to accelerate, as the South Asian region will remain Canada’s primary source for new immigrants.




Places and Things

Art world likes where he (Brendan Fernandes ) is coming from
http://www.thestar.com/printarticle/842925
August 01, 2010 | Murray Whyte


Artist Brendan Fernandes shown with part of his Until We Fearless exhibit in Hamilton, Ontario. TORONTO STAR/AARON HARRIS

HAMILTON - If you were to cobble together a short-form version of Brendan Fernandes’ recent art-driven itinerary, it would go something like this: South Africa, Korea, Toronto, Montreal, Denmark, Pittsburgh, New York, Hamilton, Algonquin Park, New York, Prague, New York again, who knows?

 

Ritual ploughing for Guruvayoorappan Temple in Brampton
http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/90956
Wednesday July 28 2010


The cleansing of earth, the so-called ritual of Karishanam, was held recently by devotees of Guruvayoorappan Temple of Brampton at the proposed temple construction site (Torbram&Countryside).
After various poojas the soil was ploughed by a pair of bullocks with a traditional Indian plough, and the soil was then sown with seeds. Chief priest Divakaran Nammoboothiri led the function in the presence of community leaders Dr P.K. Kutty and Bhaskara Menon. A large number of devotees also visited the site to sow the seeds from 5am till noon.

 

Philippines Reports Rice Glut, Hints at Corruption
http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2010/07/30/philippines-reports-rice-glut-hints
Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 2:10 pm


A GLUT OF GRAINS A worker carries a sack of rice at an NFA warehouse in Quezon City on Tuesday. President Aquino said in his first State of the Nation Address that billions of pesos worth of rice have been left to rot in NFA warehouses. RAFFY LERMA

Philippine officials say huge quantities of rice imported by the previous government contributed to last year’s spike in world food prices. Some of the rice is now rotting in warehouses.

 

"What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,"
Digital Frontiers: Nicholas Carr and "TheDistraction Machine"

http://www.theshallowsbook.com/nicholascarr/The_Shallows.html
See video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXDGh8v-OhA


A controversial new book by journalist Nicholas Carr makes the bold claim that the Internet is not only changing how we think, but that it's also lessening the quality of our thought. Amid the many changes the Internet is bringing to our cultures, a new questions arises: what changes is it bringing to our minds?
No techno-phobe, Carr has built a career covering the economy, culture and technology in numerous articles and books such as "The Big Switch: Rewiring the World from Edison to Google."

 

Using Paper Beads to Improve Ugandan Lives
http://www1.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/Using-Paper-Beads-to-Improve.html
Photo: Charles Steinberg/beadforlife.org | 27 June 2010


This is the VOA Special English Development Report.

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, as the old saying goes. But some women are finding a lot to like about colorful beads from Uganda made of recycled paper. The beads are sold by a nonprofit organization in the United States called BeadforLife.

BeadforLife began as a chance meeting between three American women on a trip to Uganda and a local jewelry maker. Millie Grace Akena was rolling paper beads near her home. She worked at a rock quarry. She made paper beads as a hobby. But there was no real market for them in her country.



 
The "Malabar Princess" Catastrophe – 60 Years Later
Messages that were frozen in time
Published Date: 25 July 2010 | By Martyn McLaughlin

TRAPPED beneath the icy wastes of Mont Blanc, their sentiments and secrets have been frozen in time.

But six decades after being lost in the Air India Malabar Princess air disaster, the poignant contents of a mailbag which played a key role in a hit film has been uncovered by a group of Scottish students.



News Clips from Goa

NRGs urged to get PIO or OCI status
From post on GoaNet | Thu, 12 Aug 2010

Non-resident Goans having foreign passports ergo, foreign citizenship, have been advised by the NRI Commissioner Eduardo Faleiro, to apply at the earliest for a Person of Indian origin (PIO) or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card. Actually, quite a number of foreign citizens of Goan origin have already opted for this facility. They can then stay in this country for 15 years of 30 years respectively without any need for a visa. These cards are renewable.


 
Goa university to have chair for diaspora studies
http://sify.com/news/goa-university-to-have-chair-for-diaspora-studies-news
2010-08-10 15:30:00


The University Grants Commission (UGC) has agreed to create a chair for diaspora studies at the Goa university, Goa non-resident Indian (NRI) commissioner Eduardo Faleiro said Tuesday.


 
Goa to strengthen ties with diaspora
http://sify.com/finance/goa-to-strengthen-ties-with-diaspora-news-default-kibiEcecdci.html
2010-08-01


Goa is following in the footsteps of Kerala to engage with its non-residents who make up at least one-third of the state's 1.5 million population and contribute substantially to the Goan economy.


 
Imparting Qualitative Education
http://www.navhindtimes.in/panorama/imparting-qualitative-education
Published on: August 8, 2010 - 02:41 |
By Tomazinho Cardozo

In the recently concluded session of the Goa Legislative Assembly numerous issues related to Goa were discussed and highlighted. One such well-debated issue was education.


 
Goa priests ‘lack heritage sense’
http://www.cathnewsindia.com/2010/08/09/goa-priestslack-heritage-sense
Posted By jessy On August 9, 2010 @ 4:14 pm In Indian News


A prominent historian has accused several priests in Goa of selling off Church antiques because they lack an appreciation of these items’ cultural value. Percival Noronha, a retired bureaucrat and historian, was giving a lecture on “heritage and Indo-Portuguese furniture” organized by the Indo-Portuguese Friendship Society-Goa on Aug. 8.




 
Life expectancy rises to 70 years in Goa
Better and easily accessible healthcare facilities have improved the life expectancy in the state to 70 years as against the mean age of the elderly across the country, which is 68 years.




 
Development works in Aldona to cost Rs 15 crore($7 million CAD)
Former finance minister and Aldona MLA, Mr Dayanand Narvekar said that an amount of ` 15 crore has been earmarked for taking up the works of laying of hot-mix carpet on Mapusa-Aldona road, improvement and repairs of various roads, drainage system, construction of Sulabh Souchalaya complexes, laying of water pipelines, construction of steel bridge over Sirsaim-Quitla river and many others development works in Aldona areas.


 
10 more confirmed cases of swine flu
Even as ten more confirmed cases of swine flu have been detected in the state - 3 in Salcete - a recent meeting at the South Goa Collectorate witnessed directions to the Collectorate officials like mamlatdars and BDOs to submit a report on August 12 regarding the areas that are prone to swine flu. Out of a total of the 17 throat swabs sent for testing at the National Institute of Disease Control, Delhi, ten have been confirmed for H1N1. Five cases have history of travel to places in neighbouring states like Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad. [NT]
 

Goa Archdiocese observes Prison Ministry
The Goa Archdiocese observed the Prison Ministry by celebrating the day with a concelebrated Mass by the Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao at the Holy Spirit Church here on Sunday.


 
Saving Goa’s Elasmobranchii Species
Are Goans prepared to give up their favourite- “mori xacuti” (shark masala) and “mori ambot tik” (sour and pungent shark recipe)? It is possible if they have already given up ‘jumping chicken’ - fried frog legs - and turtle eggs omelettes.




News Clips from India

India's Growth Story -A Story of Rural India.
Agnelo Pinheiro | Posted on www.goanet.org | Fri, 06 Aug 2010

I am in awe to the various positive reviews India is getting for its resilience to Global Economics Crises. Many prominent economist and bankers has lauded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Government for successfully steering India away from the economic woes the world is experiencing. We are constantly feed through electronic and print media that India's GDP is growing at 8 % to 9 %. But, one must cross hands and put in on the poor man chest and feel the pulse of the India's growth story.


 
Rising power India ranks low in quality of life index
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/rising-power-india-ranks-low-in-quality-of-life-index/.html
IANS


New Delhi: The quality of life in India continues to be appalling with the country ranked poorly at 134 among 182 countries on the Human Development Index of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that was released globally on Monday.

The ranking clearly shows India has slipped in comparative terms in ensuring a better quality of life for its citizens as in the previous index, published for 2007 and 2008 together, it ranked 128, while the position the year before was 126.



 
Kerala -Hand chopping case: radical leader summoned
http://www.cathnewsindia.com/2010/08/09/hand-chopping-case-radical-leader/print/
Posted By cninewsletter On August 9, 2010


Police in Kerala on Monday summoned the state unit president of radical Muslim group Popular Front of India (PFI) in connection with chopping off the hand of a Catholic college professor last month.


 
Innovative Clean Water Plant Opening in India
http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/07/31/innovative-clean-water-plant-opening-in-india
By: Miral Sattar | STR New / Reuters


Did you ever expect ocean water to end up in your drinking glass?

An Indian company is opening up a desalination plant which begins operations on Saturday in Chennai, India. The plant will purify and remove minerals from 237 million liters of sea water a day to convert to drinking water.


 
New Indian Coin

 
India to reintroduce cheetahs into grasslands
http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/world/article/592354--india-to-reintroduce-cheetahs
Nirmala George, The Associated Press | 02 August 2010 08:46


NEW DELHI - The Indian government plans to import cheetahs from Africa and introduce them into the country's grasslands, six decades after the fleet-footed feline was hunted here until it disappeared, officials said Monday.



Obituary

+ MELISSA LOPES +
Wed Aug 18 09:10:33

Melissa Lopes beloved wife of Bruno Lopes, passed away peacefully, after a valiant struggle and with her loving family by her side on August 17, 2010, at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga.

Cherished mother of Nigel and Eve (Grant Rankin), and doting grandmother of Amelia and Sabrina. Dear sister of Maureen D’Cunha (Almir) and Gwen Pereira (Robert), sister-in-law of Tony Lope....  Read more

 

India's hockey great Leo Pinto passes away
Fri Aug 13 04:41:24

August 11, 2010 09:01 IST
http://sec.floridatoday.com/article/03xf5HZfutaz6?q=Kenya


One of the country's all-time great hockey players and the oldest Olympian, Leo Pinto, breathed his last in Mumbai on Tuesday....  Read more

 

+ROSEMARY ANN D'SA (1943-2010)
Fri Aug 13 12:00:00

Excerpts from message sent by Felix D’Sa, Montreal

I regret inform you that my sister Rosemary peacefully passed away on 8 August 2010 in Mombasa, Kenya. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

Daughter of the late Alba [born Calangute Goa, nee Da Costa Fernandes] and (the late) D.V. [Dio....  Read more

 

+Maria Melvida Dias
Fri Aug 13 04:29:44

Posted: 11 Aug 2010  - www.goatoronto.com

It is with much sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Maria Melvida Dias who passed away on August 9th, 2010 at Credit Valley Hospital. Beloved mother of Josie Carrasco and her husband Terry, Francisco Dias, Cecilia Joanes, Filu (Tina) and her husband A....  Read more

 

Announcements

Happy Birthday India - commemorating 63 years of freedom!
Message from G.O.A. Toronto | Posted: 27 Jul 2010 07:33 PM PDT

At midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, a new nation was born on a subcontinent ripped apart by a bloody partition. Independent India came into being as flames blazed across the land, corpse-laden trains crossed the new frontier with Pakistan, and weary refugees abandoned everything to seek a new life. A less favorable start for a new nation could hardly be imagined.


 

Goan Welfare Society, Nairobi

Forthcoming Events

  • Sunday 1st August 2010: Medical Insurance Briefing at the Goan Gymkhana from noon, in attendance - Madison Insurance and Resolution Health.

  • Sunday 22nd August 2010: 10th World Goa Day celebrations at the Goan Institute - Holy Mass followed by a feast of our culture.

  • September 10th - 12th 2010: East African Goan Convention - Mombasa.

Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible - for more enquiries please email gwsnews09@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you at all the events.

 

Mark November 6th on Your Calender - Toronto

Lend a helping hand… to Roseleen DeSouza

The Goan Overseas Association will be hosting Lend a Helping hand...to Roseleen DeSouza on November 6th, 2010 at Swagat Banquet Hall, Mississauga. This is our International Charitable event (replacing our World Goa Day Picnic). Funds collected at Lend a Helping hand...will be sent to Mombasa, Kenya to assist Ms. Roseleen DeSouza.


 

Message from Quebec Goan Association – World Goa Day Picnic - Montreal
A Special Invitation To All Goans And Their Friends
From: marysilveira@hotmail.com
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 00:54:47 -0400


Dear Friends,
You are invited to the "World Goa Day" picnic on Sunday 15th. August at Parc Agrignon, Lasalle, Montreal starting at 9.00am. POT-LUCK LUNCH

Bring a dish [Goan cusine would be great]. Bring all your picnic stuff [chairs, umbrellas, sun-block, snacks, drinks, etc.].

"RAIN OR SHINE, V R GOAN 2 B CELEBRATING OUR TENTH PICNIC"
[2001 - 2010]; VIVA GOENCARS

 

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Presents
The Best of Kenya and Tanzania
24 September to 05 October 2010 Flying With Emirates Airlines With Stopover in Dubai.
( Nairobi-Lake Manyara- Ngorongoro- Serengeti- Masai Mara).
Cost: Ca$ 4750.00 Includes All Meals & Game Drives & Taxes.
Please Join Us By Contacting Zen De Souza at 416-239-8202
or Leo Lopes at 905-609-5466.
Group Size 25. Seats Sold 20 !


 

East African Goan Convention - Mombasa
From: Goan Welfare Society Nairobi (gwsnews09@gmail.com)
Sent: August 9, 2010 8:26:32 AM


The 6th East African Goan Convention will be held from Friday the 10th of September 2010 to Sunday the 12th of September 2010. Charges for the Covention season ticket are Kshs 2,500/- for adults and Kshs 2,000/- for children under 12, children under 5 are free of charge.

The programme is as follows :

  • Friday 10th September 2010
    7pm Registration
    8pm Cultural Show followed by Swahili BBQ dinner


Events

 

55 PLUS GOAN ASSOCIATION – West GTA

55 PLUS GOAN ASSOCIATION – WEST GTA INC.

55 PLUS GOAN ASSOCIATION – West GTA  Upcoming Events

Date Event Links
Tuesday,
August 17, 2010
Mystery Dinner Theatre Click Here
Wednesday,
September 1, 2010 
September/October New York City Click Here
Tuesday,
September 21, 2010
A Trek Around The World Click Here
Friday,
October 22, 2010
Octoberfest Click Here
Sunday,
November 21, 2010
Ladainha Click Here
Friday,
December 3, 2010
Christmas Dance Click Here
Friday,
December 31, 2010
New Year's Eve Ball Click Here
Saturday,
January 1, 2011
January - February Caribbean Cruise Click Here
 
 
Goan Overseas Association 2010 Upcoming Events
For Further Information: www.goatoronto.com
Date Event Links
Saturday,
Aug 14, 2010
India's Independence Day Celebration Click here 
Friday,
August 20, 2010
Grandparents & Grandchildren Picnic Click here
Sunday,
August 29, 2010
Midland-Pilgrimage - "Goan Day" Click here 
Saturday,
Sep 11, 2010
Rockin' '50s & '60s Dance Party Click here 
Sunday,
Sep 12, 2010
Ballroom Dancing All Ages Click here 
Saturday,
Sep 25, 2010
Carom & Darts Click here
Sunday,
October 24, 2010
Trip to Las Vegas Click here
Saturday,
November 6, 2010
Lend a Helping Hand (International Charitable event (replacing our World Goa Day Picnic) Click here
Sunday,
November 28, 2010
St.Francis Xavier, Children's X'mas Party - (TBA)  
Friday,
December 31, 2010
New Year's Eve Bash  
 

Goan Events World Wide & Canada - 2010

Date

Organization

Event

Links

Sunday,
 August 15, 2010
Quebec Goan Association (QGA) WORLD GOA DAY PICNIC for the year 2010 Details to follow:
Felix D'Sa (fatsdsa@goencar.com)
Sunday,
August 29, 2010
Goan Overseas Association Martyrs Shrine -Midland-Pilgrimage-"Goan Day" See www.goatoronto.com
Saturday September 25, 2010 CLR (Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association) 11th Annual Social Event
at
International Banquet Hall, Mississauga
Click for Flyer
Saturday September 25, 2010 The Parra Association Feast of St. Anne
at
Dreams Convention Centre,
75 Hedgedale Road, Brampton,
ON, L6T 5P3. Tel: 905 451 1500
Click for Flyer
Saturday,
December 04, 2010
Quebec Goan Association (QGA) The St. Francis Xavier's Feast for the year 2010 will be sponsored by Lawrence, Viena, Brandon and Shawn Silveira. Details to follow :
Felix D'Sa (fatsdsa@goencar.com)

Health & Wellness

Happiness Rules: Canada's Youth Don't Live For $$$

New Canada 2020 Study by Studentawards Inc. Shows Risk-Averse Students Value Relationships More Than Money

TORONTO, July 27 /CNW/ - Today, Studentawards Inc., a Toronto-based company with a member base of over 500,000 Canadian students, released the results of their Canada 2020 survey. The survey of 2,500 high school and post-secondary school respondents reveals a major theme: this group will be more content with owning a home, having a decent job and being part of a loving family and network of friends, rather than leading, innovating or starting their own businesses. They are risk averse and even travelling and seeing new places is low on their list of priorities.


 
Revascularization in elderly seniors may help survival rates after heart attack
http://www.physorg.com/news200046750.html
August 3, 2010


Revascularization procedures in very elderly patients after heart attacks may be responsible for improved survival rates after one year, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

 
Fortis Hospitals India Does Asia's First Custom Fit Knee Replacement Surgery

BANGALORE, India, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - Combining latest technology, medical breakthroughs and personalized patient care, Fortis Hospitals Bangalore today announced Asia's first 'Custom Fit Knee Replacement Surgery' performed on a series of patients. Dr. Sanjay Pai, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon along with his team performed this revolutionary surgery for the first time in the Asian Continent by precisely matching the size and placement of the implant specific to the patients' knee size. This procedure ensures lesser pain, less tissue damage, faster mobilization and longer lasting implant solution

 
Seven hours the magic number for sleep: study
http://www.physorg.com/news199887575.html
August 1, 2010 by Karin Zeitvogel


People who sleep more or fewer than seven hours a day, including naps, are increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, a study published Sunday shows.


 
More foods hinder than help sleep
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/27/AR2010_pf.html
By Jennifer LaRue Huget | Thursday, July 29, 2010; VA11


A number of my apparently sleep-deprived friends and colleagues, upon learning I planned to write about foods that might help people sleep better, have told me they're eager to see what I come up with.


 
Get safe in your homes - and bolt it down!
http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/91179
Wednesday August 4 2010 | By SUNIL RAO


Do you bolt your safe down to the floor of your house?
No?

Do so, is the advice to those who have jewelry and other valuables lying around their houses (and, if in the first place you don't even have a proper safe in the house - well, what're you thinking, man?).


 
Canadian Nutrition Calculator

Use the handy food calculator below to put together your favourite meal combinations and view each meal's nutrition information

http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/menu/nutrition-calculator.html

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