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Newsletter. Issue 2008-14. July 05, 2008
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Toronto East Goan Seniors Association's..

evokes visions of a warm summer break


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The name itself evokes visions of the hustle and bustle of those warm, sultry nights in India. This again was a full house event that will be remembered for validating Friday 27th, June 2008 as TEGSAs best and, hopefully, continue to change the events to follow. The evening started promptly at 6:30 p.m. and after Grace, dinner was served – a Kebab Roll, a Chicken Pattie, a Fish Roll with Chutney and a generous serving of Bhel with all the trimmings. Dessert was Mango Ice Cream, a Ladoo, a glass of lemonade, tea and coffee - A special treat from TEGSA.

Invited guests were :- Mr & Mrs Aloysius Carvalho, President. St. Francis Xavier Seniors and Mr & Mrs Tony D’Silva, President. Canorient Seniors. Kevin & Lisette Saldanha made a short presentation on the International Goan Convention. Roland Francis, TEGSA member & Sun Life Financial Advisor was introduced to the crowd.

Soon after, our famous “Richi’s DeeJay Services” took over. He came well equipped with a wide range of tunes - present / yesteryears & in various languages. His sound system was simply second to none. The dance floor was packed and the enthusiastic crowd did not wish or want to leave the floor. Cha, Cha, Cha & Tango lessons were introduced by Fatima and MC Joachim. With such good music & teaching everybody joined in. They seemed to know it all.

TEGSA has now obtained an extra hour extension for all future events.Dancing continued – all wanted MORE – but time was a factor. It ran too fast. 2 rounds of Bingo followed with some amazing Cash Prizes! Lest we forget a lot of hard work and planning goes into events such as this. Special thanks to our Social Secretary, Martha Menezes and her many helpers who ensured that we all have a good time. As the Club premises are being renovated in July and August, our next event “Bollywood Nite” will be held on September 5, 2008. Get your tickets early and your Eastern outfits ready. And finally, thanks to the Executive Committee headed by Charles Fernandes. Look forward to more exciting events ! Enjoy your summer !


Mississauga Central Lions Club Pay Tribute To One Of Their Own
Lewis Lawrence Tribute Dinner
By: The Mississauga News

Lewis Lawrence

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Lewis Lawrence with his Family

Lewis Lawrence with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion

Lewis Lawrence has spent much of his life raising funds for charity and, in general, doing his best for the community. Not surprisingly, the Lion Lewis Lawrence Tribute Dinner on Saturday June 7, was a charity fundraiser at the Older Adult Centre at Square One Shopping Centre. The event included a reception, followed by dinner, tribute and entertainment.

The retired engineer has been a volunteer for most of his life — he has been a Lion for 53 years — on two sides of the globe; first in his native India, then in Canada after making Mississauga his permanent home.

Lawrence has been a sparkplug for many of the Central Lions Club’s considerable efforts over the past three decades. The nearly $5 million they've raised over the years has helped support a wide range of charities, community organizations and individuals, including the annual Mississauga Sports Dinner and Awards Night, Gymnastics.


'Viva San Jao 2008' wows UAE crowd
By Claude Fernandes Team Mangalorean

Dubai June 28, 2008: Dubai International Sea Farers Centre (DISC) organized "Viva San Jao 2008" (Feast of St. John the Baptist) at the DISC Charcoal Garden on June 27, 2008 from 3.00 pm onwards. Fun loving people from all over UAE participated in the "Rain Dance" that went on till late in the night (10.30 pm). People came from all over the UAE to witness this scintillating event, but many had to go back due to the overwhelming response and security restrictions.

The enthusiastic crowd had great expectations from the Live Band and the DJ's in attendance. The Band "Radio Culture" (Arun- Lead Guitar, Aquin - Key Board, Carl- Rhythms, Kiran-Drums, Michael-Base Guitar) created a magic spell by singing good selection of Goan, Reggae, Rock n Roll, Love songs and English foot tapping numbers. The crowd danced to their tunes on the dance floor and enjoyed thoroughly under the sprinklers which created the rain effect.


Largest Mosque in Canada Opening in Calgary:
A Stunning Architectural Landmark to Be a Symbol of Peace

CALGARY, July 2 /CNW/ - The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will unveil Canada's largest Mosque Complex and a stunning architectural landmark in Calgary on Saturday, July 5th, 2008. With a total area of approximately 48,000 sq. ft. the new Mosque will be a symbol of peace and social harmony.

The Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad will inaugurate the new mosque. The Prime Minister, Stephen Harper - Leader of National Liberal Party, Stephene Dion - His Worship Dave Bronconnier, Mayor of Calgary, together with other senior community and political figures and the larger Calgary community will attend the opening ceremony.


Internet Corporation Board opens way for new top-level domains
By Peter Sayer , IDG News Service , 06/26/2008

This story appeared on Network World at
URLs www.news.goa, www.konkani.goa or even www.goanvoice.goa could be possible!!!

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will press ahead with plans to introduce new top-level domains, including some so-called Internationalized Domain Names written in Chinese and Arabic scripts, its board decided unanimously Thursday. ICANN began discussing extending the number of gTLDs (generic top-level domains) in 2005. Existing gTLDs include .com, .org or .biz.

Thursday's decision will not, of itself, create specific new gTLDs: The board has simply approved a policy proposal that will form the basis of a set of rules for creating and managing new gTLDs.

Until now ICANN has kept close control over the creation of TLDs, but Thursday's vote could allow the creation of as many new gTLDs as there are domain names under the .com TLD today -- over 70 million. It could open the way for big corporations to run their own domains -- france.ebay instead of ebay.fr, for instance -- or for linguistic communities to create transnational domains on the model of the existing .cat domain for speakers of Catalan.


The Good Old Days
Have World Crude Oil Prices (per barrel) Increased !
A “crude” Assessment

Year  Benchmark Crude in $$ at year Price relative to 2008 $$ s – 2.5% inflation/year -assume % Increase since 1978
1978 $15.0 $31.0 0
1981 $38.0 $74.0 135%
2008 $142 $142 351%

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Fuel-efficient plane unveiled in China
Photo: Xinhua

Saving energy: The regional aircraft Modem Ark (MA)600 in Xi’an, China, on Sunday.

XI’AN: The first China-made regional aircraft Modem Ark (MA)600 was completed on Sunday, marking a milestone in the nation’s drive to be one of the world’s leading providers of turboprop regional aircraft. The research and development of the 70-seat MA700 was also under way, head of the preparation group for the China Aviation Industry Group Corporation Lin Zuomin announced at the Xi’an Aircraft Industry(Group) Company Ltd. The 60-seat MA600, an improved version of the MA60, was 300 kg lighter, making it 40 per cent more fuel efficient than turbofan-powered aircraft, said president of the Xi’an company Meng Xiangkai.

Improvements were also made in the power system, cabin design and flight capacities. After five years, China would be able to deliver its own turbo-prop regional jet series of the MA60, MA600, MA700, said Mr. Lin. The country would strive for a bigger market share comparable to its rivals, Canada’s Bombardier and France’s ATR, he said. The MA600 was scheduled to make its maiden flight in September, and early promotion activities had attracted interest from many carriers. The main marketing drive would begin next year 2009.

The Beijing Youth Daily has reported that 10 to 15 MA600s would be manufactured in the next two years. Up to 30 a year could be made according to market demand. Mass production would start in late 2009. Company officials could give no information on the cost of the aircraft. The China Aerospace Industry Research Center forecast 5,300 to 5,500 regional aircraft would be needed in the next 20 years, of which 1,900 would be turboprop aircraft. Turbo propeller regional aircraft are commonly used on short and medium range flights. Nearly half of the regional jets flying in Europe and North America are turbo-propelled. The demand for the relatively environment-friendly aircraft is expected to rise. The MA60, with a maximum speed of 514 km/h and a range of 2,450 km or four hours, was first tested in 1993 and approved in June 2000 for passenger services. — Xinhua

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