This summer I had an opportunity see and feel Niagara Falls. First I happened to visit Canada side of it. Two weeks later we traveled from Maryland to Niagara of US side and spent two days and fortunate to see Niagara by night under the colorful lights. Niagara Falls originates from glaciers and is a collective name for three waterfalls (Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls) at the international boarder of Canada and USA. It is precisely situated between the province of Ontario (Canada) and New York State of USA..[By Ronald Saby]
I was in just grade two then, studying in St. John’s Primary School at Shankerpura. It was our class teacher taking kannada class and reciting poem GovinaHadu and all of a sudden tears rolled down my eyes fell on the slate erasing first letters I wrote. I was nothing sort of but a Punyakoti’s son, having lost my mother in my birth and it was my grandmother who brought me up. My class teacher noticed my tears, rushed to me, hugged and said, Story of Punyakoti is not real one, it’s just an imagination of a poet. I sobbed and went home with a hope that Punyakoti..[By Alphonse Mendonsa]
While walking on the neatly interlocked broad and clean pavement of Dubai Silicon Oasis with my parents during the last summer, I saw a few DSO workers picking up the plastic bottles and plastic waste with their pick sticks. I asked my parents, why they pick up that plastic bottles and waste. They told me this: “They collect this waste for recycling. Recycling is, processing used material (waste) into new useful products...[By Brent Adrial DSouza]
Every living organism on this earth encounter problem. The fittest will survive dominating over others. Who is this fittest? What makes it fittest? The answer is the one who is innovative. In the case of human race, we dominated every other living creature because we could talk and communicate effectively controlling and manipulating the environment around us. We have innovative thoughts and creative ideas through which we can employ a right approach suiting the requirement of the problem, which other species lacks and hence could survive the testing times. Slowly as we marched from Stone Age to Space..[ By Vincent DSa]
In a thrilling and competitive GVOM semi-finalssinging contest, Voice of U.A.E JoshalSweeda D’Souza and Vincent Rodrigues made it to the finals of Gulf Voice of Mangalore, Season Four to be held in Muscat in November. The mesmerizing UAE GVOM Season Four Semi Finals were held at the Emirates Theatre- Emirates English Speaking School on Friday 26th September 2014 to the full capacity of the hall. The UAE Voice of GVOM was organized by premier association of Dubai Mangalore Konkans under the able leadership of James Mendonsa..[Video]
We might have heard from many people we meet on daily basis saying that “I don’t know what to do today”; “don’t know how to proceed further in this” “I don’t know where to send my child after 10th, 12th “and friends saying “arey yaar, I am badly struck” etc. A lot confusion, uncertainties, barriers. Many a times we ourselves may be a victim of this uncertainty also. Quite naturally. How to come out from situations like this? It looks very difficult many a times..[ By Vincent DSa]
Blessing and inauguration of the newly built Grotto marked the celebration of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary (Monthi Festh) on Monday, 8 September 2014. At 8.30 am children with flowers, altar servers and members of the Parish Pastoral Council carrying stalks of new paddy proceeded to the newly built Grotto.Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes along with Rev. Fr. Roshan D’Souza, assistant parish priest, Rev. Fr. Charles Menezes-National Director of YCS, Rev. Fr. P. Raj and Rev. Fr. Robert Lasrado (OFM-Cap) recited prayers and blessed the newly built Grotto.
Teachers Day Special: Mrs. Hilda Aranha and Mrs. Sarojini Kamath: Dedicated and Committed Teachers for the last 39 years
Teaching is one of the most complicated jobs today. It demands broad knowledge of subject matter, curriculum and standards. It involves enthusiasm, a caring attitude and a love of learning. Moreover, the teachers are required to have knowledge of discipline and classroom management techniques and above all a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. With all these qualities required, it is no wonder that it is hard to find great teachers..[By Dr Eugene DSouza]
Mrs. Hilda Aranha given warm send off on her retirement as teacher of St. Lawrence High School, Moodubelle
After a long dedicated and fulfilling service of 39 years as a teacher in St. Lawrence Kannada Medium High School, Moodubelle, Mrs. Hilda Aranha who has been the Senior Teacher (Headmistress) since 2011, was given a warm send off in anticipation of her retirement from 1 September 2014 by the Management, Principal, staff and students of St. Lawrence PU College and St. Lawrence Kannada Medium High School on Saturday, 30 August 2014 at 11 am in St. Lawrence PU College Hall.
Pritish Burton D’Sa: The determined youth who cracked the Chartered Accountant (CA) Exam in first attempt
He is young, focussed and determined who crossed all hurdles to enter into the highly competitive world of Chartered Accountants (CA) examination in which success rate all over India has been a meagre single digit percentile, last year it was 3 percent and this year 7 percent, and to his delight he passed the coveted final examination in one attempt and realized his dream of becoming the Chartered Accountant, a dream that many entertain but few realize. This is the story of young Pritish Burton D’Sa of Moodubelle, Udupi District who by his towering determination and painstaking..[By Dr. Eugene DSouza]
When you personally meet this civil contractor, you would not ever think he has a stature of a nationally accomplished civil contractor who has constructed countless buildings and churches. He is humble and simple who is none other than Cyril Quadros. He is the testimony that one is known by persona rather than status and property.Mere living is useless, one has to live fruitfully, mere burning light is useless, one got to be light always shining. Volcano - melting lava that can light hundreds of miles, but its indeed destructive, terrifying and sickening. Light that is culture...[By Ashwin Lawrence]
The link between pesticides and cancer has long been a concern. Expert and public opinion is divided. There are convincing presentations by both sides of the argument. A study report released in 2010 by US President’s Cancer Panel found that the true burden of environmentally -induced cancer is greatly underestimated. It concluded that the grievous harm from carcinogenic (cancer causing) chemical use has not been addressed adequately by the.. [By Philip Mudartha]
World War I began on 28 July 1914 when Austria declared war on Serbia, the Balkan country that was blamed by Austria being behind the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his Duchess at Sarajevo by the Bosnian youth Gavrilo Princip on 28 June 1914. Meanwhile, Russia mobilized her troops in support of Serbia with which the Russians had ethnic affinity as both Russians and Serbians like other Balkan people belonged to the Slavonic race. Germany, which was in alliance with Austria demanded that Russia should give up the mobilization of her troops in support of Serbia that was ignored by the latter following which Germany declared war on Russia on 1 August 1914.
The assassination of the Austrian Prince Archduke Francis Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian terrorist on 28 June 1914 sparked the outbreak of World War I exactly a month later on 28 July 1914. The centenary of the commencement of World War I is being observed in many parts of the world, especially in Europe from 28 July 2014 which will last till 2018 marking the end of the war. World War I (1914-1918) was unique in the art of warfare.. [By Dr. Eugene D’Souza]
The roots of the Commonwealth go back over 140 years, when most of the Commonwealth nations and territories were part of the British Empire. After World War II the empire was gradually dismantled and the Commonwealth came in to its present form 1949, when it was agreed that all member nations should be free and equal to each other. This focus on equality has helped the Commonwealth tackle issues such as racism, poverty and decolonization.. [By Francis Saldanha]