debate whether some math basics are 'a dead issue in
the year 2016'
| April 10, 2016
debate whether some math basics are 'a dead issue in
the year 2016'
When it comes to improving the math skills of
Ontario students, the $60 million recently pledged
by the province will likely just make matters worse,
suggests University of Manitoba mathematics
professor Robert Craigen.
vocation boom expected to soon bring influx of
priests to Canada By Deborah Rankin, Catholic
Register Special | April 17, 2016
Vocations to the priesthood may be lagging in North
America and Europe, but the ranks of Scalabrinian
priests are swelling in other parts of the world,
according to Fr. Joseph Fugolo.
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necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.
I have wanted to visit Lesvos ever since
migrants arrived here seeking peace and
dignity. Today I give thanks to God who has
granted me this wish. I express my
appreciation to President Pavlopoulos for
inviting me, together with Patriarch
Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos.
On Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS, host Zakaria began
his show by touting what he viewed as President
Barack Obama's accomplishments as evidence he has
been a "transformational" President, while also
giving some "passive" credit to Obama for a
Republican party "implosion."
15 (CINEWS): The answer depends
on your looks, colour and accent. You must
be able to check off all three!
A well-spoken lady I met recently was
saddened by her seemingly ‘alien status’
despite the fact that she was born and
raised in Canada. She believed that her
brown skin prevented her from being accepted
as Canadian. Have fielded questions like
‘where are you from’ and ‘when did you come
here’ for years, she concluded that she
would never be able to blend in. This was
compounded by the fact that she was asked if
she was a refugee just because she worked
with a refugee settlement program. Have
spent all her life in a small rural Canadian
community where she stood out like a sore
thumb, she encouraged her kids to move to a
more multi-cultural setting like the GTA.
The Bible is
among 10 ‘most challenged’ books of 2015 By Emily McFarlan Miller ,
Religion News Service | April 17, 2016
What does the Bible have in common with Fifty Shades
of Grey or one of John Green’s best-selling young
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Bible
made the list of the American Library Association’s
10 most frequently challenged books last year.
Internet Access, Everyone Can Help By
Michael Geist, Today, TheTyee.ca
Thousands of Canadians
are still offline, owing to lack of access or
access, we need digital literacy programs for
Canadians just starting out on the web. Senior
selfie via Shutterstock.
The future of internet access in Canada takes centre
stage this week at a major hearing focused on
whether it's time to update the rules associated
with universal access to communications services.
Canada has long had regulations in place that ensure
that basic telephone service is available to
everyone, using a funding model that subsidizes
higher costs in rural communities.
For most Canadians, however, basic telephone service
no longer adequately addresses their needs. Today
the internet is widely recognized as the most
indispensable communications tool, providing access
to everything from electronic messaging to
entertainment. While debates over broadband access
have lingered for more than 15 years, there are
still thousands of Canadians without service, owing
to the lack of access or affordability.
Construction by China Railway Construction
Engineering Group (CRCEG) and China Railway Major
Bridge Engineering Group (CRMBEG). ( see news item
Set to open up new tourist corridor on the southern
beaches of the Indian Ocean, a new bridge has been
constructed to link up the once dormant beach areas
of Kigamboni in southern part of Tanzania’s capital
city of Dar es Salaam.
$100 million research and
engineering program will seek proof of concept for
using light beam to propel gram-scale 'nanocraft' to
20 percent of light speed. A possible fly-by mission
could reach Alpha Centauri within about 20 years of
Mark Zuckerberg is joining the board.
New York, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/
-- Internet investor and science
philanthropist Yuri Milner was joined at One World
Observatory today by renowned cosmologist Stephen
Hawking to announce a new Breakthrough Initiative
focusing on space exploration and the search for
life in the Universe.
Wi-Fi not a
concern, county teachers' unions say Orillia Today | By Frank
Matys Apr 02, 2016
Teachers in Kingston
want Wi-Fi in classrooms turned off, citing concerns
over potential health risks associated with the
representing public and Catholic teachers in Simcoe
County have no plans to follow the lead of
Kingston-area unions in calling for a ban on Wi-Fi
“As far as concerns that people express, it would be
pretty far down the list,” said Karen Littlewood,
president of the local bargaining unit for the
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation.
Teachers in Kingston want Wi-Fi in classrooms turned
off, citing concerns over potential health risks
associated with the wireless technology.
ProClean™ Premium Laundry Detergent Now in Canada
CNW Toronto, ON, March 23,
The Persil brand’s
long-awaited arrival in Canada is one of the most
anticipated laundry care launches in decades
Canada is making a big splash in the Canadian
laundry care market with the launch of its global
flagship premium brand Persil. Henkel introduces
five powerful stain-fighting formulas to Canada
under the Persil ProClean banner led by its 2in1
formula which received the highest laundry detergent
rating in recent rankings by a leading North
American consumer testing publication. As part of
the launch, Persil also created a new
energy-efficient cold-water formula developed
specifically for Canadian consumers. During its
first month in Canada, more than 2 million wash
loads of Persil ProClean laundry detergent were
Goan politicians turning
to social media to build base, recruit members;
parties gearing up to tackle the force of social
media and use it to their advantage
Margao: The 2014
Lok Sabha elections were known as the #TwitterElections
on social media, and the winner of that election,
BJP’s Narendra Modi, at the time of being sworn in
as Prime Minister, was the second most followed
politician on Facebook and the sixth most followed
world leader on Twitter.
Laxmikant Parsekar invites investment to develop
By Team Herald | 16 Apr, 2016,
Says it will help
decongest road traffic, create jobs for locals
Panjim: In a
major initiative, the State government has offered a
red carpet to those willing to invest in the
development of Goa’s 250km long inland waterways
that will help decongest road traffic and create
employment opportunities for locals, while
MoEF drafts new Wetland
(Conservation and Management) Rules 2016; new rules
will supersede 2010 Wetland Rules once notified
Team Herald PANJIM:
In a bid to conserve and manage wetlands, the Union
Ministry for Environment and Forests ( MoEF) has
drafted new Wetland ( Conservation and Management)
Rules 2016, as per which State governments have to
prepare a detailed inventory of wetlands and notify
the same for their regulation. Goa has around 383
wetland areas covering 21,337 hectares.
wins tender to redevelop Mormugao port in Goa Fri, 15 Apr 2016-07:22pm ,
New Delhi , PTI
Vedanta is the
largest exporter of iron ore from Goa. (Reuters)
Metals major Vedanta on Friday said its subsidiary
Sterlite Ports will redevelop Mormugao port in Goa
on Develop, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT)
basis for 30 years.
While Mumbai-born Sarosh
Zaiwalla was the first Asian man to establish a
London city law firm in 1982, Rishi Saha is the head
of public policy at Facebook UK; Samir Desai is
director at Funding Circle, a fintech ‘unicorn’
India At Large staff
1982, Zaiwalla became the first Asian man to
establish a London city law firm. Born and raised in
Mumbai, the lawyer left India for London to become a
solicitor, just like his father.
After qualifying, he trained at Stocken and Co, a
maritime law firm in Fleet Street. Among Zaiwalla’s
most renowned early interns was a young Tony Blair.
Over the course of his illustrious career, Zaiwalla
has represented a number high-profile names,
including the Gandhi family, the Dalai Lama, Benazir
Bhutto, the ruler of Dubai, Tchenguiz brothers and
the Chinese government, to name just a few.
arm wins 50 MW solar project in K'tka
New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI)
RattanIndia Solar arm Yarrow Infrastructure
Ltd has won solar power project of 50 MW capacity at
a tariffs of Rs 4.78 per unit in reverse e-auction
conducted by NTPC Ltd.
From the Joseph Naik Vaz Institute .....
April 21st is the Birthday of St. Joseph Vaz, born
in 1656 |
April 22nd is Earth Day.
Hence, we are inviting all followers of St. Joseph
Vaz to celebrate these two significant dates this
The rain forests and biological diversity of the
lands traversed by St. Joseph Vaz, namely Goa,
Mangalore, and Sri Lanka are among the earth’s
precious Nature areas. The Western Ghats have been
designated World Heritage sites by the U.N. But
precious agricultural, coastal, and wetland areas
are being ravaged by mining and ecologically
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program of events.
Official Opening of
the 29th Portugal Week 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
Portuguese Pioneer Museum
960 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Author Event Book: Beneath the African
Sun | Author: Maria Lynch
April 21, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location:
IndigoSpirit Mount Sinai, 600 University Ave.,
Speak with the author and participate in a draw for
an eBook version of the novel. Description:
More than a history, it is a story about family,
home, social justice, and what it means to truly
Visit the Events page at
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Doors Open 1.30 pm Venue: Michael Power High School, 105 Eringate Dr., Etobicoke, ON M9C 3Z7
New law on
assisted dying will be restricted to only competent
Expected next week, the
legislation won't allow people diagnosed with
conditions like dementia to ask for help in ending
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his Liberal
government can meet a June deadline imposed by the
Supreme Court for a new assisted dying law.
Legislation is expected to be unveiled next week.
By: Joan Bryden The Canadian Press, Published on Fri
Apr 08 2016
Liberal government won’t be taking a permissive
approach to medically assisted dying in long-awaited
new legislation to be unveiled as early as next
week, The Canadian Press has learned.
Medical Association lauds historic federal law on
Ottawa, April 14, 2016 /CNW
Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical
Association (CMA) is very pleased that the federal
government's proposed legislation on medical
assistance in dying introduced in Parliament today
closely follows the recommendations made by Canada's
Canada's prime minister
said the bill is about defending Canadians' choices.
Canadian lawmakers are considering a new assisted
suicide bill that would legalize euthanasia and shut
the door on so-called "suicide tourism."
The legislation, presented Thursday, would give
residents and Canadians who are "suffering
intolerably" and who face a "foreseeable" death the
right to die.
interventions could save people's limbs, lives, and
millions of Ontario's health-care dollars
Toronto, Apr. 12, 2016 /CNW/
- Each year, almost 2,000 Ontarians are
forced to endure a diabetes-related amputation, 85
per cent of whom could be spared from this terrible
suffering. In addition to the human cost is the
direct health system cost of a diabetic foot
amputation, estimated at about $70,000 per patient's
limb. The overall annual cost to the health system
is $140 million dollars. That's why nurses, doctors,
other health professionals and patients are heading
to Queen's Park today.
Gen X Be Prepared: Higher Ed Ain't What it Used to
Students report high
stress due to lack of funding for rent, food and
Toronto, April 12, 2016 /CNW/
- College and university acceptance
letters are rolling in and Grade 12 grads and their
parents' focus is shifting to thoughts of cobbling
together funds for deposits, tuition,
rent/residence, meal plans, books and other
seemingly endless higher education costs.
OEB Sets New
Summer Electricity Prices for Households and Small
price periods change each May 1 and November 1 (the
same day prices are adjusted) (CNW Group/Ontario
Toronto, April 14,
2016 /CNW/ - Today, the Ontario
Energy Board (OEB) announced new time-of-use (TOU)
electricity prices for households and small
businesses starting May 1. The price is increasing by
per month on the "Electricity" line, and about 2.5%
on the total bill, for a household that consumes 750
kWh per month.
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