SKA LONDON CELEBRATES FEAST OF NATIVITY AND CREATES MILESTONE IN ITS 35 YEAR HISTORY

SKA LONDON CELEBRATES FEAST OF NATIVITY AND CREATES MILESTONE IN ITS 35 YEAR HISTORY

SKA London celebrated its 35th anniversary on 7th September 2014 in a grand style at the All Saints Catholic Church filled to capacity. It almost looked like a fairy tale with a large number of devotes of Mother Mary and supporters of SKA LONDON turning up. The flamboyancy of the guest priest, Father Orlando with his introductory words mixed with succinct and witty anecdotes kept the audience spell bound in the beautiful church to the background of the melodious music. The Mass was traditional and the hymns also were in Konkani. It was home from home to a lot of Mangaloreans. This is the first time SKA London has ever undertaken to celebrate the Feast of Mother Mary in such a grand style in all its history of 35 years. The flower throwing by children, the blessing of the new corn, the offering of garden produce, the orchestrated choir (Olivia, Elizabeth and team and Elvira on the keyboard - all gave the look and feel of a celebration that started well and ended well.  Everything was meticulously planned and aptly executed.

 

FORTHCOMING SKA LONDON’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

FORTHCOMING SKA LONDON’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

The year 2014 is the 35th anniversary of SKA LONDON and SKA is out to celebrate in style. The Managing Committee has specially chosen two events to gratefully thank the entire membership, past and present for their loyalty and dedication in the past 35 years. The first of these events is the Feast of Nativity (Monti Fest) which will be celebrated on Sunday 7th September 2014.  For a number years SKA London has been promoting the Nativity Feast by sending special invitations to members and their guests and actively participating in the activities at a private venue through the generosity of a family of members.    

As history goes it was Ron Rodrigues then a keen member of SKA London and now the President, was the pioneer who originally thought of adopting the Feast of Nativity for SKA London by organising the first Feast of Nativity at the All Saints Catholic Church, Kenton in the 1990s.  

This year however, SKA London is planning to bring back the traditional Feast of Nativity back into its fold by sending invitations on its own behalf and celebrating the feast in the All Saints Church in Kenton. A traditional Mass will be followed by a very traditional vegetarian meal all subsidised by SKA London.  The only limitation is the capacity of the Church Annexe.  Regrettably the hall has a capacity of 80 and it is very strongly suggested that those wanting to take part in this unique Mangalorean feast should book up early through normal channels. Please see SKA NEWS column for more details.

The second event planned in the 35th anniversary events of the founding of SKA London is the Christmas Dinner & Dance which is tentatively scheduled for 7th December 2014.  This again is a ‘thank you’ event for all the past and present membership and will be heavily subsidised. The venue will be a very classy one. Please watch this space for further details.


Rohan Corporation Mangalore participates in London Property Show

Rohan Corporation Mangalore participates in London Property Show

Rohan Corporation, participated in the launch of the Realty India Expo 2014 organised by the Times of India property exhibition in London on 31 May 2014.  The unique Indian properties exhibition was inaugurated by Virendra Sharma, MP (UK) member of International Development Committee, at the Hilton Hotel, London Metropole.  

This is the first time Rohan Corporation is exhibiting a showcase of properties in salubrious locations in Mangalore and from the early turnout the response seems to be very good.  A number of people from the Mangalore community have made positive enquiries of properties. Ron Rodrigues, speaking on behalf of SKA London says that visitors from the coastal region of Karnataka are encouraging statistics.

The Realty Expo 2014 will last for two days, Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1.  Mangalore-based builders, along with around 40 top builders from across India participated in the event promoting over 600 projects.

Rohan Corporation, a staunch supporter of SKA London has been continuously advertising as Infratech India Private Ltd. in our HOME  page for over two years.

SKAL: 1 June 2014


HISTORICAL CANONISATION OF TWO POPES BY TWO LIVING POPES

HISTORICAL CANONISATION OF TWO POPES BY TWO LIVING POPES

VATICAN CITY — Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the Vatican on Sunday (27 April 2014) for a historic day of four popes, with Francis and Benedict XVI honoring their predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II and declaring them saints in the first ever canonization of two pontiffs.

While the ceremony itself was remarkable, it was Benedict’s presence that added to its historic nature: Never before has a reigning and retired pope celebrated Mass together in public, much less an event honoring two of their most famous predecessors.

Benedict’s presence was also a reflection of the balancing act that Francis envisioned when he decided to canonize John and John Paul together, showing the unity of the Catholic Church by honoring popes beloved to conservatives and progressives alike.

MANGALORE UNIVERSITY STUDENT SATYA NADELLA BECOMES CEO OF MICROSOFT CORPORATION

MANGALORE UNIVERSITY STUDENT SATYA NADELLA BECOMES CEO OF MICROSOFT CORPORATION

India on Wednesday celebrated the appointment of Satya Nadella as the new chief executive of Microsoft, seeing it as another endorsement of home-grown talent that has risen to the top of the US corporate world.

Nadella, who became the giant company’s third CEO, was born and grew up in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad and studied at Mangalore University before moving to America to further his studies and career.

"India makes a power point," said a proud front-page headline of the Times of India newspaper about the 46-year-old cricket lover’s appointment.

"India has clearly emerged as the talent machine that is consistently churning out global CEOs," said the daily.

Nadella, who has spent nearly half his life working for the technology titan, follows a string of Indian-origin business leaders who have made it to prestigious chief executive positions.

They include Indra Nooyi at PepsiCo and Ajay Banga at Mastercard, while Vikram Pandit ran Citibank until late 2012. Further afield, Anshu Jain is currently head of German banking giant Deutsche Bank. 

Uttam Majumdar, founder of Locuz Enterprise Solutions, a technology firm based in Hyderabad, told AFP that Nadella’s appointment was "a matter of immense pride".

 

INDIA’s UTTAR PRADESH IS DIGGING FOR GOLD

INDIA’s UTTAR PRADESH IS DIGGING FOR GOLD

Lucknow: The Archaeological Survey of India is set to begin excavation for a 1,000 tonne gold treasure after a sadhu dreamt about it. 

Shobhan Sarkar reportedly dreamt that 1,000 tonnes of gold is buried in the remains of the fort of Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh in Daundiya Kheda village of Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh. He then apprised a Union minister of it and convinced him that the finding could help alleviate some of the country’s financial troubles. 

 

IMPENDING FIRST STRIKE ON SYRIA

IMPENDING FIRST STRIKE ON SYRIA

Both the United States and the United Kingdom are preparing their naval forces for a possible military strike against Syria. Military commanders are finalizing a list of potential targets. While talks between the British Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. President Barack Obama and other international leaders continue, any military actions could begin as soon as next week.

1500 SEAT CATHOLIC CHURCH OPENS IN RAS AL KHAIMAH UAE

1500 SEAT CATHOLIC CHURCH OPENS IN RAS AL KHAIMAH UAE

Vatican Cardinal opened Dh18.5 million St Anthony of Padua Church on Friday

Cardinal Filoni, the Vatican’s Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, consecrated the 5,000 square metre St Anthony of Padua Church in the Al Jazira Al Hamra district, about 25 km from the city.

Read the whole story at GulfNews.com


SUMMER SIZZLER: 2013

SUMMER SIZZLER: 2013

 

The Managing Committee is pleased to announce the Annual Summer Sizzler to be held on Sunday 30 June 2013, from 1 pm until 6 pm. An afternoon full of fun including disco & live singing, raffles, games and prizes and most importantly buffet lunch and free drinks (soft, beer and wine). The venue will be the All Saints Parish Centre (opposite All Saints Church, Kenton Road) Shrewsbury Avenue HA3 9LX.  Please book your tickets early as the space is very limited. To save time for other activities there will be no ‘starters’ this time and therefore lunch will be served early, almost at the start of the function. So please arrive early and reserve your seat and not miss the delicious food.   .... read on

 

 

INDIAN SARI: A STRIP OF CLOTH THAT MAKES DRY CLEANSERS SHUDDER

INDIAN SARI: A STRIP OF CLOTH THAT MAKES DRY CLEANSERS SHUDDER

 

With temperatures rising and weddings looming, many women will be slipping on ornate saris, putting the delicate garments in the cross hairs of wayward pieces of food.

After Hurricane Sandy made Tanya Aeya evacuate her apartment in Manhattan, she returned to discover that her clothes had been sitting in water for three weeks. 

"The embroidery and all the metallic work on it, everything faded and had water marks and water damage," said Aeya, 33, a speech pathologist. She frantically searched for a dry cleaner who would try to salvage her garments. 

But almost no one would touch them because they included saris.  ... 

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THE SHARD, EUROPE’S TALLEST BUILDING LAUNCHED IN JULY 2012 IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

THE SHARD, EUROPE’S TALLEST BUILDING LAUNCHED IN JULY 2012 IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

LONDON 13 January 2013 — Europe’s tallest skyscraper the Shard (shown left ) inaugurated in London on Thursday, 5 July 2012 will be open to the public from 1 February 2013. The inauguration accompanied a dazzling sound and light show befitting its status as the capital’s brashest and most controversial building. Twelve lasers and 30 searchlights lit up the night sky from the dramatic glass and steel structure -- which stands 310 metres (1,017 feet) tall -- connecting it to other London landmarks, while the London Philharmonic Orchestra provided the soundtrack. The building was earlier officially launched by Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani, whose country funded the building, and Queen Elizabeth II’s son Prince Andrew.

The skyscraper, whose name was coined by its Italian architect Renzo Piano, is still significantly shorter than Dubai’s 828-metre Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. It takes over from Capital City Moscow Tower as the highest in Europe.

The 95-floor building has a glass facade covering the equivalent of eight football pitches, while the volume of concrete used in its construction could fill 22 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

It has capacity for 12,000 people and will contain a five-star hotel, 600,000 square metres (6.5 million square feet) of office space, luxury restaurants and shops.

The jagged-tipped skyscraper will also house 10 apartments, reportedly costing up to £50 million ($78 million, 62 million euros) each, which on floors 53 to 65 will be the highest residential properties in Britain.

Developer Sellar Property said it hopes the Shard’s viewing decks, offering 360-degree panoramas, will become a major tourist attraction.

The £450 million ($705.4 million, 560.70 million euro) project was 95 percent funded by Qatar.

The tiny oil-rich Gulf state has a growing London property portfolio that also includes Harrods department store and the Olympic Village


 

JACINTHA SALDANHA’S  FUNERAL ON MONDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2012

JACINTHA SALDANHA’S FUNERAL ON MONDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2012

 

CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF HEALTH (shown on left)

The body of the nurse who apparently took her own life after being duped by a prank call from has been flown to India for her funeral.

Mother-of-two Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found dead in her nurses’ quarters at London’s King Edward VII’s Hospital by a colleague and a security guard on December 7.

Three days earlier the Indian-born nurse transferred a call from two Australian DJs, believing they were the Queen and Prince of Wales, to her co-worker.

Her colleague then explained the condition of the Duchess of Cambridge, who was staying in the hospital for pregnancy sickness.

A memorial service was held at the Westminster Cathedral London on Saturday 15 December. Standing outside the cathedral alongside their local MP Charlotte Leslie and MP Keith Vaz, Mr Barboza said the family "could not have foreseen the unprecedented tragedy that has unfolded in our lives". He thanked the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prime Minister David Cameron for their condolences.

Ms Saldanha left two notes in her room and also had marks on her wrist when her body was discovered, Westminster Coroner’s Court in London heard on Thursday.

Jacintha’s funeral will take place on Monday afternoon (local time) at the Church of Our Lady of Health  near Mangalore in Shirva, Udipi.

Our NATIONAL NEWS column covers previous story. Please read the OBITUARY column too.

 

Hoax call nurse Jacintha Saldanha left a ’suicide note’ before tragic death

Hoax call nurse Jacintha Saldanha left a ’suicide note’ before tragic death

London, Dec 8: A prank call led to the sad death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who hails from Valencia, Mangalore. 

A memorial service will be held at the Chapel in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 15 December 2012 at 10.30 am. 

The King Edward VII’s Hospital has announced details of a memorial fund for Jacintha Saldanha. The hospital said that money raised will go to the nurse’s family.

The Australian radio station at the centre of the royal hoax call has pledged to donate all advertising profits until the end of the year to the fund for the family of the dead nurse Jacintha Saldanha - a move expected to be worth at least £325,000.

More news in our NATIONAL NEWS column.

 

 

 

ROHAN CORPORATION REACHING TO THE SKY IN MANGALORE REAL ESTATE

ROHAN CORPORATION REACHING TO THE SKY IN MANGALORE REAL ESTATE

Rohan Corporation, which is among the best real estate companies in Coastal Karnataka has made remarkable contribution to the development and beautification of this part of the state.

With a confidence to construct commercial establishments, luxurious and serene apartment buildings in prime locations, Rohan Corporation is all set to carve a name in history in the real estate sector. 

By introducing the concept of ‘Illumination’, in its residential apartments, Rohan Corporation has also contributed to the beautification of the city.

Mangalore is one among the fastest growing city as it has New Mangalore Port, International Airport, Railways and three National Highways making it the Gateway of the State. Going by the maxim ‘Old Root, New Sprout, ’the city is witnessing the birth of small, medium large scale industries along with the conventional and well established industries.

Rohan R Monteiro,(picture above), who set up the real estate company in 1994 in Mangalore has now reached the dizzy heights and has earned the distinction of being one among the major real estate companies. 

 

BLACK FRIDAY - CAN BRITS CASH IN?

BLACK FRIDAY - CAN BRITS CASH IN?

 

London 23 November 2012

Can Brits cash in on Black Friday?

It’s America’s annual offering to the gods of consumerism, with frenzied crowds crushing against shops’ shutters before the stampede to bag the best bargains begins. But with Black Friday now coming to the UK, can Brits benefit too?