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Global Recovery Has Achieved Liftoff, But The Flight Path Will Be Turbulent
According to Scotiabank Chief Economist

TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Led by China and a number of emerging nations, the global recovery has achieved liftoff, according to the latest Economic Directions report released today by Scotia Economics, entitled Liftoff Achieved, But The Flight Path Will Be Turbulent.


Be Wary Of Hype On Global Recovery
Monday February 1, 2010 | Global Trends by MARTIN KHOR

Three eminent economic experts last week warned developing countries to be cautious of the current talk of a global recovery and instead, to prepare policy options to face crises.


China, Emerging Markets More Important Since Crisis
The Canadian Press | Updated: Wed. Feb. 3 2010

TORONTO - Scotiabank says Canada's economy is on the road to recovery but the country will have to adjust to a world that has changed since the recent global financial crisis.


Report tells Ryerson University to crack down on racism
The Canadian Press with a report from the Toronto Star | 2010/02/08

A 107-page report to be released today calls on Ryerson University in Toronto to do more to eliminate racism.


Indo-Canadian Kochchar gets Senate seat
(Feb 04 2010)

Toronto: The Harper government appointed Vim (Vimal) Kochchar, one among five, to the Senate. The Indo-Canadian businessman has been an influential member of the Progressive Conservative (PC) party. He is the president of Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons and serves as board member for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and as chair of the Canadian Paralympic Foundation.


A New Port in Kenya at Lamu

Re ?Kenya?s Port of the Future Finds a Pristine Home? (Lamu Journal, Jan. 12)

While your correspondent described in great detail the potential negative effects of the port, the article barely touched on the enormous benefits that this port will bring not only to Kenya but also to the economy of the entire region of East Africa.


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


America Is Not Yet Lost
By PAUL KRUGMAN | February 8, 2010 | Op-Ed Columnist

We?ve always known that America?s reign as the world?s greatest nation would eventually end. But most of us imagined that our downfall, when it came, would be something grand and tragic.


Do we need to say our prayers?
VIEWPOINT Greig Whitehead

For millions of people in Africa, climate change is a reality, says Greig Whitehead. However, as he explains in this week's Green Room, in religious nations such as Kenya, many believe that tackling global warming is beyond their control.

? Even with trust in the power of God, Kenya is a country on the brink of disaster ?

Kenya is a deeply religious country.

Christians, Muslims and Hindus alike assemble for regular and often lengthy worship; prayers are offered up before and after every public meeting, and even before starting a cross-country "safari", the god of one's faith is called on to bless the journey.


Good Signs - India & Pakistan Relations
Written by NT Network | Saturday, 06 February 2010 01:27

The atmosphere in the subcontinent seems to be changing for the better. India has proposed foreign secretary-level talks to discuss terrorism and other issues.

People Places and Things

TEGSA Bridge Tournament

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TEGSA organised their Bridge tournament at Commander Hall on Sunday 7th February 2010. The event attracted 14 tables (56 participants) on a lovely Sunday afternoon (no snow!) and enjoyed, with seriousness, by all.

The Goan Overseas Association (GOA) raises money for kids at Viva Carnival
Excerpt from: (Feb 11 2010)

Toronto: The Goan Overseas Association (GOA) raised at least $12,000 Ann D?Souza and Ezekiel Rego, both kids in need of medical care. at a well-attnded Viva Carnival charity dance, held at the Capitol Banquet Hall, Mississauga, on Feb. 6. A live band, Sound Advice, DJ Kaya, singer Rachael Castelino, salsa dancers Ronson Fernandes and Kayann D?Souza, entertained the guests. Sandra Fernandes led the participants in a zumba dance.

The highlight of the evening was the arrival of the traditional King Momo in all his finery with a band of young men and women who trailed him. GOA President Oscar Furtado thanked the guests for supporting the cause. He said the GOA would embark on a strategy to help seniors. The 55Plus Goan Association of Mississauga handed over a cheque for $2,500 to the charity fund. The event was coordinated by a committee of Seira Furtado (chairperson) and Audrey Almeida, Abel Nunes, Yvonne Rodrigues, June D?Souza, Lorraine Lawrence and Akhtar Akram


55 Plus Goan Association Health & Wellness Seminar - Mississauga
Demystifying cancer, sex
Story and pics by Eugene Correia | ( Feb 12 2010 )

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Toronto: Three leading doctors gave educational talks on cancer and sex at a Wellness & Health Seminar organised by the 55 Plus Goan Association of Mississauga at the Sts. Martha and Mary Church hall on Feb. 6


Goans Tell Their Stories In New Book

Ben Antao, left, one of the editors of the book, with Rudi Rodrigues, the coordinator of the book project. Story and pic by Eugene Correia ( Feb 09 2010 )

Toronto: Goa Masala, a collection of essays, was released at a function held at the Sts. Martha and Mary Church hall on Feb 6.


To konna'lo?
By Lucio Rodrigues | Thu Feb 4 06:14:17 PST 2010
('Pivoting on the Point of Return -- Modern Goan Literature', Peter Nazareth, ed.)
From: Goanet Reader

Konkani has its own unique expressions -- words, phrases, idioms, proverbs, and other folksylinguistic miracles which defy translation into any other language. To konna'lo? is one such, with its several inflexions according to gender and number: tem konnalem, ti konna'li, te konna'le, tea konna'leo, tim konna'lim.

Literally, the phrase means, "Which family does he belong to?" or "Who are his parents?" It is apparently a simple interrogative, an expression of normal, healthy curiosity, expressing the concern that one human being has for another.


Gloria Church ? Byculla ? Appeal for Funds for Restoration

Dominating the skyline of Byculla, Gloria Church is built in an English Gothic Style Structure & shaped in the style of a Latin Cross with Lofty towers - 4 Turrets which rise to a height of 160 ft.

It dates back to 1572, January 18 - a patent grants perpetuity to the D'Souza family for "Mazagaon Manor" with a Private Chapel which became a parish dedicated to "Nossa Senhora da Gloria" which is familiarly known as "GLORIA CHURCH" Later on, the present structure was shifted to byculla on May 1,1910.

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USB Interferes with Boot
Lincoln Spector PC World | Tuesday, February 9, 2010; 12:19 AM

Richard Purdy's PC won't boot when he has a flash drive plugged into it. That happens to me all the time.

Here's the problem: All PCs have a configurable boot order list. They try to boot from the first device on the list, and if there's nothing there to boot from, they check device number two. Your PC's boot order lists the USB ports before the hard drive. When you boot the PC, it checks to see if there is a storage device plugged into a USB port. If there is, it tries to boot from that device. If the device lacks an operating system, the PC hangs.


Electronic Throttle Control (Drive By Wire or Fly By Wire)

The throttle cable has almost become redundant on today?s motor vehicle. The drive-by-wire system is by no means a new concept as it was introduced by BMW on their 7 series range back in 1988. The system BMW use is referred to as EML (German term for electronic throttle control). The system has now found its way onto other vehicles with humbler routes and can be found on base models. Historically a mechanical linkage between the accelerator pedal and the throttle butterfly has always existed, be it via a cable or via rods and linkages. These have now been replaced by sophisticated electronic control modules, sensors and actuators. This system is also referred to ?Fly-by-Wire?.

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News Clips from Goa

In Goa School Education Should Be In Devanagri Script Only,prtpage-1.cms

'School edu must be in Devanagri'
TNN, 5 February 2010, 04:01am IST

Even as he insisted that school education should be in Devanagri script only, NRI Commissioner Eduardo Faleiro said that all incentives given to writers in Devanagiri script, including Sahitya Academy awards, representations on literary bodies and financial assistance should also be given to writers in the Roman script.


Goa?s Good Samaritans |

We are hugely indebted to the selfless services rendered to Goan society by individuals of high morality and ethics. Special mention needs to be made here to the husband-wife team of Claude and Norma Alvares, Soter ?Souza, Aires Rodrigues, Arvind Bhatikar, Sabina Martins, Dr Oscar Rebello and other such Goans. These enlightened individuals are doing whatever they can to save our environment and important social causes by spending their valuable time and money.


Rehabilitate us or face action: says Goa Fishing Boat Owners Association

The Goa Fishing Boat Owners Association (GFBOA) on Sunday threatened to resort to violence if their structures are demolished prior to rehabilitation.


Master plan for Goan roads in the pipeline
Written by SHAIKH JAMALUDDIN | Saturday, 06 February 2010 01:11

PANAJI: Though there is exponential increase in vehicular population in the state, the existing roads, parking spaces and overall infrastructure fail to catch up with this rise in number of vehicles.



The Indian Concrete Institute, Goa Centre, under the stewardship of Chairman, Pascoal Noronha, President, Dr Jennifer Kamat took a bold initiative to organize a ?symposium / panel discussions on the proposed Panaji ?Vasco-da-Gama ? Mormugao Harbour ?Sea link project Goa , at the India International Centre Dona Paula on 9th September, 2010. at 4. 48 p.m. The meet registered an impressive audience ? many of them technocrats professionals, engineering students, lay persons, representatives of the Government of Goa and some NGO?s.


Modern day electronic media has wiped out the city-village cultural gap"
Observing that the British colonial administration created a disparity between Indian cities and countryside, which in turn, resulted in a cultural chasm between the two, the celebrated actor and playwright, Girish Karnad on Monday said that the present-day electronic media has definitely succeeded in killing this distance." Though it is hard to predict as to where the electronic revolution would lead the country to, equality of communication is bound to emerge from it in the modern day India," he added. Delivering a lecture on "Colonialism and Culture" at the third DD Kosambi Festival of Ideas 2010 at Kala Academy, Karnad also stated that we must accept the fact about Indians being partly willing to imitate their colonial masters just as the British rulers tried to induce a slave mentality in natives. Earlier, the Festival of Ideas organised by the department of art and culture and dedicated to the memory of the iconic Goan scholar, economist, historian and archaeologist, late D D Kosambi, was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, in the presence of the Chief Secretary, Mr Sanjay Srivastava. [NT]


Colonialism has adversely impacted culture: Karnad
Colonailism is now called globalisation, opined Padma Bhusan Girish karnad while delivering his lecture on 'Colonialism and Culture' which opened the '3rd DD Kosambi festival of ideas' here yesterday. Karnad, a Jnanpith award winner and former Fullbright scholar, expressed the sentiment that foreign rule has generally had a negative influence on Indian culture. The introduction of the English language, an offshoot of colonialism, for instance which has had a huge impact on our sanskruti (culture), he said. [GT]


I wish to reach out to every Goan through yoga: Baba Ramdev
Yoga Guru Ramdev Baba on Saturday stated that yoga can help eradication of bad habits and has expressed his desire to reach out to every person in the State. Ramdev Baba was on a day?s visit to the State to address the yoga teachers of the Patanjali Yoga Samiti (Goa unit) and also the members of the legislative assembly. Baba Ramdev, who represents the Patanjali Yog Samiti Haridwar, has founded the Bharat Swabhiman Trust. ?It is my wish to reach out to every Goan through yoga. With the help of yoga, bad habits such drug addiction, alcohol, tobacco and also evils in the society can be solved. This is possible only if each one of us takes to yoga. Our mission is to make every Goan a member of our organisation and to impart them yoga teachings,? said Baba Ramdev. [H]


Govt to soon finalise consultant for sea link
The Chief Minister, Mr. Digambar Kamat on Tuesday said that the government will shortly take a decision on appointing a consultant to study all aspects of the proposed Panaji-Dona Paula sea link project. He said that bids were invited from interested parties and that the government has shortlisted a few names. Justifying the reason to appoint a consultant in this project, he said that when the government decided about the project it had no idea on how to go about it as it had no data on the same. [NT]


Love affair behind attack?
A twist to the tale has emerged in last week's case of brutal assault on Old Goa panch Vinayak Phadte with allegations that an extra-marital affair was the reason behind the attack. According to top police sources, the love-affair angle was one of the main reasons why Vinayak was attacked, for, the father of three children had begun harrasing his wife after he suspected her of being involved in an affair with Rajesh Desai, the brain behind the attack. Phadte's family members, however, strongly rubbished the allegations. [GT]


Konkani Lenten Hymns Common in Goa and Mangalore
Goa and Mangalore have two Lenten hymns in common. The first hymn is "Doiall Deva Kaklutichea" in its Goan which in Mangalore is sung as "Deva doiall kakutichea". The second hymn is "Papia tum rê nirbhagia" in Goa and "Papia Nirbhagia" in Mangalore.

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Demerg to Offer Digitizing and Archiving Services to Healthcare Industry in Goa, India
Published on: February 3rd, 2010 07:06pm by: demergpress

Goa, India (OPENPRESS) February 4, 2010 -- Secure digitizing of medical documents is the process through which medical records are converted into the digital format and stored securely in a server for future reference. Digitizing medical documents includes medical document imaging, medical record management, medical record scanning, and medical record storage. However, even today, the majority of all patient information remains on paper. Inherent problems associated with paper-based files include inefficiency of accessing information, administrative costs, lost or misfiled information, storage, retrieval and overall inefficiency costs.

News Clips from India

No place for corruption in Indian Army: Antony
January 31st, 2010 | 6:16 pm | ICT by ANI Tell a Friend

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Sunday strongly condemned corrupt practices in the armed forces.


Indian-origin doctor headed for British literary stardom
January 3rd, 2010 | 7:11 pm  | ICT by IANS Tell a Friend

London, Jan 3 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor is headed for celebrity status after Britain?s biggest literary star-maker announced plans to back his debut in fiction. Abraham Verghese?s ?Cutting for Stone? - a story of Siamese twins in Ethiopia - could top the paperback charts on the back of TV endorsement by television producer Amanda Ross, considered the most influential figure in British publishing.

?My favourite book that I have found this time, I think, is Cutting for Stone, sent to me by Gail Rebuck at Random House,? said Ross this weekend as she announced the 10 titles to be featured on her programme.


Pakistan and its army are India centric: Pak Army chief
PTI- Thursday, February 4, 2010 20:52 IST

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and its army are India centric because due to unresolved issues New Delhi has with Islamabad, even as there is a history of conflict between the two neighbours, Pakistani Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said.


Tracing The Shattered Dreams Of Many Dubai Indians
Wed Feb 3 08:55:06 PST 2010 | Goanet Posts | By: Armstrong Augusto Vaz

Tracing the shattered dreams of many Dubai Indians By Kul Bhushan New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) It's a novel that looks at the hard lives of poor Indian migrants in search of their pot of gold in Dubai - a work that gains significance in the backdrop of the current credit crunch.


+ Joaquim Monteiro 1908 - 2010

Joaquim Monteiro, born in Cortalim, Goa. May 19th, 1908 Lived and worked in Mombasa,Kenya, and in Manor Park London.Died, today February 11th 2010, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, same day his mother died. At the Newham Hospital, East London, surrounded by his family.

A tribute of Love from his sorrowful wife Maria, and children Celine/Lazarus, Therese/Leo, Francisco/Thereza,late Hilary/Lisette, late Maggie/Jess grand children, Mark, Malcolm, Cassandra, Domenic, Leo and Trixiebelle.

Funeral Details

St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church,
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Manor Park, London E12 5PJ.

James Hawes,
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City of London Cemetery & Crematorium
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February 26th 2010
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Born : July 20, 1978 -Died: February 2nd, 2010.

Loving daughter of Cathy and late John Rodrigues. Sister to Kevin. Dearest niece to Magnus/Greta (Missisauga); Hilary and late Julie (Mississauga); late Gordon and late Lydia (Scarborough); late Stanley (Scarborough); Maria/Thomas (Ajax); Salvis/Susan; Frank/Flora & the late Cosy/ & Jane (all of Leicester, UK)

While you rest, May God Keep you close to His Heart.

Funeral Services took place on Monday February 8, atSt Joseph?s Church at 11am. 200 Morrish Rd, Scarborough, followed by burial at Pine Hills Cemetery

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MORAES, Jennifer Lynn - Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at her home in Burlington, Ontario on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, Jennifer Moraes at the age of 34. Beloved daughter of George and Carmen Moraes. Cherished sister of Timothy (Denise) and Susan Moraes. Loving aunt of Marcus. Jennifer is also lovingly remembered by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and her dog Abbey. Jennifer was a Registered Massage Therapist in the Burlington area for many years.. Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, 2261 Parkway Drive, Burlington on Friday, February 12, 2010 Cremation followed, by a private interment.

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Mother of Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha (Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan),

Our beloved mother passed away peacefully in her 99th year on February 9, 2010 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. She was the cherished wife of our father Lawrence Saldanha (1992) and a loving grandmother of 21 grandchildren, 35 great- grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her 7 children and their families: Beryl (late Lance Mendonca), Mavis (Jose Antonio Yturriaga), Desmond (Angela Fernandes), Lawrence (Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan), Eric (Norine Pinto), Shirley (late Fred Zuzarte), Audrey (Fernand Gauthier).

Funeral service held on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Annunciation, 97 King Road, Oak Ridges, ON. Interment and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Montreal.

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Swahili is a widely spoken language in East Africa as well as countries neighbouring the region. In commemoration of this year’s Black History Month all Swahili speaking people in Toronto together with their families and friends are invited to a Mass in Swahili to be held on Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Parish. Karibuni (Welcome)!

Mass Celebrant: Fr Anthony Werunga
Associate Pastor
St Rose of Lima Parish
3216 Lawerence Avenue East
Scarborough, Ontario



Dear Friends

I am selling the GOA - 40th Anniversary (Ruby Anniversary) Dinner Dance tickets to be held on Saturday, May 1st, 2010. Tickets are limited and will be sold on first come, first served basis. Tickets are for Member $35 per person and non-members $40 per person. Cheque should me made payable to Goan Overseas Association.

Please order your tickets now. It is going to be a grand occasion and this is a night you will long remember.  Click For flyer

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Goa Sudharop is pleased to announce its theme for 2010 - YEAR OF THE GOAN VOLUNTEER SPIRIT.

This is our 10 year anniversary. Goa Sudharop started as a volunteer organization in 2000 to contribute to the development of Goa and Goans. We want to renew that spirit of volunteerism this year and encourage others to volunteer in their communities and perform public service.




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


Pursuant to the TEGSA Constitution, members are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting of the Toronto East Goan Seniors Association, will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010, @ 6:30 p.m. at Commander Hall, 140 Commander Blvd. Scarborough .


  1. President's Opening Address

  2. To confirm minutes of the last Annual General Body Meeting held on March 15th, 2009

  3. Matters arising there from

  4. To adopt the General Secretary’s Report for 2009

  5. To adopt the Statement of Accounts for the year 2009

  6. Election of Executive Committee for 2010/2011

  7. Appointment of Auditors for 2010/2011

  8. Individuals wishing to stand for office can forward their names to the General Secretary by March 5th, 2010.

  9. Any other business, provided notice is given in writing addressed to the General Secretary at e-mail address no later than February 24, 2010.

Carmelita D’Souza
General Secretary

Friday, February 26, 2010
From 6.30 pm to 10 pm
Blast from the Past
140 Commander Blvd

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Goan Events in World Wide & Canada - 2010





February 13th 2010,  7:00 pm Navelim Sports Club Red and White Valentine Ball

J&J Swagat
415 Hood Road, Unit 26, Markham
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February 13th 2010, 6:00 pm Goa Amigos The Red & Black Carnival Xtravaganza 2010
Payal Banquets, Mississauga

Rates: 30/-(Adults) & 15/- (Kids.Age 5-12) *Includes Snacks, Buffet Dinner and Cash Bar

Call : 905-615-8001

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April 10, 2010,
6:00 p.m.
Charity Organization
Spring Charity Ball
in aid of Fatima Cathedral, Belgaum, India.
Sagan Banquet Hall, 7180 Edwards Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5S1Z1
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Friday, April, 23, 2010.
6.30 p.m.
Vita Centre Spring Flair ? Dinner Dance – Music DJ Fatz

Links: Vivien or Tony Fernandes 905 896 3172 Email:
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JUNE 26, 2010 KGI - 100th Anniversary Committee Kampala (Goan) Institute

100th anniversary - Global Reunion in Toronto, Canada
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Health & Wellness

Your guide to reducing the risk of dementia

You cannot alter your age or the genes you are born with, but there are lifestyle changes you can adopt which may reduce your chance of developing dementia by as much as 20%.

The BBC convened a panel of independent experts, chaired by the Alzheimer's Society, which evaluated more than 70 research papers and articles to come up with a series of tips for reducing your risk. It may sound young, but the age of 35, they suggest, is high time to start thinking about these recommendations. If more of us acted on these, thousands of cases of dementia could be prevented in the future.


Goans go for good health
9:10am | Monday 8th February 2010 | By Ben Perrin

THE 9,000 people from the Goa in Swindon were the focus of an event on Saturday aimed at safeguarding their health.


Coffee, green tea may slow brain cancer growth
Monday, February 1, 2010 19:44 IST

New Delhi: A group of scientists has said that caffeine found in coffee and green tea could effectively slow the growth of brain cancer tumors.


New ASA Test Now Available to Canadians

ASA Effect tells patients if ASA therapy is working to prevent heart attack and stroke

TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - A convenient test is now available in Canada that determines if the ASA a patient is taking to prevent heart attack and stroke is working. ASA Effect(TM) is offered through LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services and its network of collection and testing centres.


Seven Steps for a Healthy Heart
From Diet to Exercise to Cholesterol, AHA Identifies 7 Factors for Cardiovascular Health
By Bill Hendrick
| WebMD Health News | Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Jan. 20, 2010 -- The American Heart Association has identified seven "simple" steps you can take for a healthy heart. But the road to better cardiovascular health will take some work. ?Life?s Simple 7? categorizes cardiovascular health as Poor, Intermediate, or Ideal in each of seven areas.

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