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Ottawa eases restrictions on immigrants
From CBC News
Thu, 18 Sep 2003 19:37:42

OTTAWA - About 100,000 immigrants will be allowed to apply to Canada under an easier set of rules, Immigration Minister Denis Coderre announced Thursday.

A tougher immigration law that became effective in the spring of 2002 had required that backlogged applicants qualify under the new rules. Critics had complained that this was unfair to applicants who had applied before the rules came into effect. "We are meeting the needs of many new immigrants coming to Canada," Coderre said Thursday. Coderre also announced he's lowering the pass mark for assessing immigrants. Applicants requiring 75 points in a rating system measuring education and job skills can now qualify with 67 points.
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The 75th Anniversary - Toronto September 13th, 2003
Message posted on Goanet by Tim de Mello
The 75th anniversary of the Dr. Ribeiro Goan School took place over the weekend starting Friday Sept. 12th and ending this Sunday evening.

An enjoyable time was had by yours truly and witnessed the same by others. The semi-permanent smiles borne by most over the three days was testament to that fact.

On talking to many of the people over the three days, the overall concensus was that the anniversary celebrations were a great success. Kudos to the Organizing Committee. Click on the image for details"

'To define India would be to limit it' says Catherine Young, the better half of Sir Rob Young, the British high commissioner to India.
See full text at: http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/sep/msg00046.html

Ontario Provincial Elections -Premier Eves is resorting to playing "the race card" by linking immigration and crime in his campaign platform.
See full text at: http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/sep/msg00033.html

Ontario Election - Liberal leader says Ontario needs newcomers
See full text at: http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/sep/msg00022.html

News Clips from Goa
by Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha

There is a sort of minor swell in the local media. Goa will soon have a new Sunday newspaper, to be brought out by Rajan Narayan, who is due to leave the popular English daily "O Heraldo" shortly, after having served it for quite a long period. The proposed weekly will be in a broadsheet format, and will be titled "The Independent Goan Observer"."Every 16-page issue will have a four-page section in colour which will provide continually updated information for the benefit of tourists on where to eat, what to see, what facilities exist , what hazards they may face, events including ethnic an cultural events that might interest them ? indeed, a complete regularly updated and comprehensive guide for domestic and foreign tourist.? Details of the news publication are at http://www.rajannarayan.com/ The circumstances leading to Rajan Narayan?s resignation are outlined at http://www.rajannarayan.com/straythoughts.htm

In the highest national award ever received by a Goan journalist, Joaquim Fernandes, a staff reporter for The Navhind Times, has won the 2003 Sarojini Naidu Prize for best reporting on women in panchayati raj. The prize consists of Rs.2 lakh cash and a citation. The prize would be awarded to him at a special function on October 2 in New Delhi. The Hunger Project, which gives the award, said the cash prize of Rs.2 lakh is given to the journalist to ?enable him to continue work on this issue?.

The government will shortly bring about qualitative changes in imparting primary education to students in the state, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Addressing teachers on the occasion of Teacher?s Day yesterday, Parrikar urged them to teach students to respect the dignity of labour. As if in a repartee, comes the report that there are serious discrepancies in the Science Laboratory Manual for STD VIII and IX prepared by the Goa Board. Page 67 of the manual, circulated four months behind schedule is handwritten, with diagrams barely visible on account of poor printing. There is miss-match of diagrams in the very first experiment enlisted in the manual.

?Everything is changing in the world, and we have to go according to the times. We, Indians, are people with a very sharp ear for music. And we will prove to the world that we hail from that part of India, called Goa, and that we have a rich talent and are sufficiently updated on Jazz,? says the celebrated reedman Joe Pereira, popularly known as Jazzy Joe. Along with other accomplished jazz practitioners?US-based drummer Adrian D?Souza, veteran pianist and popular jingle-voice Bonny Remedios and Collin D?Cruz?Jazzy Joe will record a series of jazz albums for Goa?s premier recording company, Angel AV. The album will be a heady mix of live and studio recordings, of smooth and melodious numbers. The recording company has organised four promotional shows in Goa, namely at the Goa Marriott Resort, Raddison White Sands Resort, Martin?s Corner and the newly opened Midas Touch in Calangute.
The all-Goa jazz group promises a turning point for jazz in India through four classic albums, comprising inimitable intros and solos with multi-instrument Jazzy Joe, who has enthralled the very heart of jazz?New Orleans?besides other jazz haunts of the world. Bewitched audiences?Bill Clinton included?have wondered what exquisite brand of jazz Joe played when he piped haunting Goan mando melodies with a new beat and rhythm.

People Places and Things

The Department of Education is initiating an inquiry into the decision of a Panjim-based school proposing to impose "red chilly treatment" on their students for bad behaviour and use of bad language. (H)

Toronto hands are the cleanest
From: http://toronto.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=tor_hands030916
Toronto - Toronto travellers may be among the cleanest on the continent. A new study says people in this city are more likely to wash their hands after going to the bathroom than anyone in five other North American cities. The American Society of Microbiology examined more than 7,500 people in airport washrooms.
It found that 95 per cent of men and 97 per cent of women at Toronto's Pearson Airport in August washed their hands. That compares to only 59 per cent of women in San Francisco and 63 per cent of men at JFK Airport in New York.
Torontonians were advised to wash their hands regularly during the outbreak of SARS earlier this year.
Hand-washing can prevent the spread of many infectious diseases, including SARS.



Kenyan Cardinal Otunga Dies at Age 80
Posted on Sat, Sep. 06, 2003
Associated Press

VATICAN CITY - Kenyan Cardinal Maurice Michael Otunga died Saturday after a long illness, the Vatican announced. He was 80.

Pope John Paul II sent a telegram of condolence to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, where the cardinal died.

"It is with deep sadness that I learned of the death of Cardinal Maurice Michael Otunga, and I wish to assure you and all the faithful of the archdiocese of Nairobi of my prayers to the good shepherd that, in his tender love, he will bring this dedicated servant speedily to the place prepared for him at the heavenly banquet," the pope's telegram said.

Otunga was born in Chebukwa in January 1923, and was ordained at age 27. After holding numerous posts in Kenya, he was proclaimed a cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1973. He was also the archbishop emeritus of Nairobi, having retired in 1997.

"With heartfelt condolences to all who mourn the loss of this devoted pastor, I cordially impart my apostolic blessing as a pledge of comfort and peace in the risen savior," the pope said.

11 Sep. Mississauga, Canada. PROTASIO FERNANDES, age 71. (ex Nairobi, East African Railways and Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Singer and Actor in Konkani Tiatrs in Nairobi). Beloved Husband of Santana (Anna). Loving father of Martha and Savio. Dear brother of Santan of Germany, and Maria and Edocian of Goa. Protasio will be fondly missed and remembered by all. Condolences to

12 Sep: Florida/Chorao/Nairobi: ROQUE JULIO FERNANDES, husband of Rose, father of Flavia/Anthony, Purie/Mervyn and Ben/Deidre. Brother of Daniel (Danu)/Stephanie and J.B.(Bibi)/Amelia both residing in Bangalore. (Sympathies to Anthony de Souza )

17th September 2003, Mrs. ESTRELITA COLACO (Comba Margao), Wife of late Joaquim Colaco, Mother/Mother-in-law of Alavia / late Meyreles Morenas (UK) , Roosevelt / Myra (Canada), Isalita/Orceth Gomes (ACME), Grandmother of Dr. Reynella/Dr. Kenwyn, Dr.Ransley, Riscenda (UK), Raechelle / Shelton, Charmaine & Charles (Canada), Shawn / Suzie, Shelton, Shanon, Silvester (ACME) & Conroy. Funeral is on 19th September 2003.

In Memoriam

September 13, 2002 ''If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.'' _ Missing you and loving you always, until we meet again. Your beloved parents Judy and Leonard and your sisters Samantha and Jessica. Grandparents Natalie and Jack Carvalho and Elma and Anthony deSouza. Always loved and remembered, by the rest of your family and friends.


Saturday September 27th 2003
Time: 6:30 p.m.
The Calangute Association of Canada invites you to attend the Annual Social to be held on Saturday, September 27th, 2003, at 6,30 p.m. CLAIREPORT PLACE, 65 Claireport Crescent, Etobicoke, Ontario. Cocktails, Dinner Buffet, Midnight Snack.
Dancing to one of the liveliest Band and DJ. Admission: $25 Adults/Seniors and children under 10 years- $10.
Contact: Pat Fernandes Tel: 905-823-3067

Sunday, September 28, 2003
Venue: 181 Rexdale Blvd.

Curtorim-Loutolim- Raia Association - Toronto presents

-    Holy Mass @ 12.00 noon sharp.
     Lively Choir by the Young Adults

-    Parents sign up your children for Fancy Dress Competition.
     The theme is "People of Goa"
-    CLR Young Adults will tickle you with their Konkani Presentation
-    Dance to the rhythmic music of our Traditional Mando/Dekhni
-    Fabulous music and delicious food
-    Lots of prizes and surprises!!
-    Book your tickets in advance.
      § Make a group of 10 and reserve a table.
     § Use the attached form to fill in your names.
-    Cut off date to receive names/payment September 15, 2003
-    Teenagers/Young Adults will have the choice of sitting in their own section to meet and interact with other teens.
-    Contact any of our committee members
     § For your generous gifts/donations
     § Advertisements for our Souvenir Brochure
     ($40.00 for full page; $20.00 for half page)
We look forward to see you all on September 28, 2003.

For more information/tickets/gifts/advertisements, please call:
Manuel & Noemia Araujo 416.335.8321
Olavio & Audrey Da Costa 905.803.0371
Carl & Barbara Menezes 905.469.0679
John & Cheryl Dias 905.539.9711
Rosarinho & Artimizia Tellis 416.491.3937

Sharon Araujo 416.335.8321
Tracyann Tellis 416.491.3937

Directions to : Sangeet Banquet Hall - Tele- 416-740-9446
From West: 401 East, Exit @ Dixon Rd East, North on Kipling Ave to Rexdale Blvd., West on Rexdale Blvd
From East: 401 West, Exit at Islington Rd. North on Islington to Rexdale
Blvd., West on Rexdale Rd.

Artimizia Tellis
President-CLR 2003

Sunday October 5th 2003
EVENT: ?PANGDO? (HANDICAP) Directed by Jr. Menezes
Time: 3.00 p.m
at Michael Power Secondary School, Etobicoke Click for details.

Sunday October 5th 2003 
Events: Tiatr - Toronto
Time: 3.00 p.m. at Michael Power Secondary School, Etobicoke

The Legendary Director of the ?Canadian Konkani Stage? and the recipient of ?GOAN KONKANI TROUPE?S?? Award for his excellence in Directing, Acting, Singing, Comedy & Composing Jr. Menezes To Direct ?PANGDO? (HANDICAP). For more text click here

Saturday, October 11th 2003 
Events: 21st Anniversary Tanzanite 2003 Dance
Time: 3.00 p.m. at Michael Power Secondary School, Etobicoke
Venue: Woodbine Banquet & Convention Centre, Rexdale, Ontario

Our on-line reservations for the Tanzanite dance is now in effective.
Please visit the following website and book your tickets on line.
If you have any questions, please contact any committee member for assistance.

Sheila D'Souza 416-609-2415
Doris Demello 905-829-8642
Brian Mascarenhas 905-607-5077 Steve D'Silva 905-949-8361
Wilma Moniz 905-831-8349 Sharon Remedios 416-438-9342
Sara Ferrao 905-569-6609 Reynold Rocha 905-785-9719
Benoy Don Millan 905-821-2864 Albert Fonseca 905-569-1465
James Fernandes 416-292-4880 Myra Remedios 416-297-0529
Antonio Fernandes 905-825-8316 Brigitte Afonso 905-279-4753
Looking forward to seeing you all at the dance.

Saturday, October 11,2003
EVENT: Tanzanite Dance - Toronto
Details at :- http://www.webapptron.com/tanz2003/default.asp

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