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Newsletter. Issue 13 - June 18, 2016


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Ontario’s shuffled cabinet features 40% women

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne introduced a new cabinet that welcomes seven new faces and more women to her inner-circle. Wynne introduced her new cabinet - 40 per cent of which is made up of women - at a ceremony at Queen's Park on Monday. This is the first cabinet shuffle since the June 2014 election.


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Controversy after controversy in Goa
Posted by: nt June 12, 2016 | Frederick Noronha

Every few years, with unfailing regularity and even more punctuality than the arrival of the monsoons in Goa, we have one or the other major controversy blow up here.

If it’s not merger, it’s got to do with politics (that gets reduced to a choice between just a couple of parties), or it is language, the route a railway should run through, environmentalism, the medium of instruction or more recently, Portuguese passports and citizenship.

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UGANDA: Over 1M Pilgrims Throng Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrines
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Kampala June 3, 2016(CISA) - Over one million pilgrims attended the Martyrs’ Day celebrations at Namugongo Shrines for the annual Uganda Martyrs day June 3.


Indian chai culture getting popular in Australia
From Natasha Chaku Melbourne, Jun 3 (PTI)

From well known spa centres to cafeterias across Australia, the unique Indian chai culture is gradually picking up through an innovative business venture launched here by a young India-born lawyer cum entrepreneur.


Jason Fernandes, founder of SmartKlock expects to raise another $350,000
By vikant sahay | 13 Jun, 2016,

Jason Fernandes, 32, is an entrepreneur, columnist and innovator and has a degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the founder and CEO of SmartKlock Inc, his first business started almost two decades ago.

Vikant Sahay finds out about his company, which has been ranked as one of the top 100 companies globally by Red Herring

HERALD: What is your field of specialty and what is your product?
Jason Fernandes:
SmartKlock is the world’s first cloud based notification filtration platform designed to increase productivity, end notification anxiety and liberate people, providing them the maximum amount of information at a glance. SmartKlock is an advanced, infinitely customisable cloud based IOT notification platform that allows users granular control over their notifications so users are only interrupted by information that truly matters to them. Our device the SmartKlock one is a revolutionary genre defining device that will set the tone for others to follow in this space.


Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring
by Bessma Momani | University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division | September 29, 2015 | Trade Paperback

In the West, news about the Middle East is dominated by an endless stream of reports and commentary about civil war, sectarian violence, religious extremism, and economic stagnation. But do they tell the full story? For instance, who knew that university enrolment in the war-torn Palestinian territories exceeds that of Hong Kong, or that more than a third of Lebanese entrepreneurs are women?

Change is on its way in the Middle East, argues Bessma Momani, and its cause is demographic. Today, one in five Arabs is between the ages of fifteen and twenty-four. Young, optimistic, and increasingly cosmopolitan, their generation will shape the region's future. Drawing on interviews, surveys, and other research conducted with young people in fifteen countries across the Arab world, Momani describes the passion for entrepreneurship, reform, and equality among Arab youth. With insightful political analysis based on the latest statistics and first-hand accounts, Arab Dawn is an invigorating study of the Arab world and the transformative power of youth.

Toronto Hydro's top tips for conserving electricity this summer

June is National Electricity Month, the perfect time to think about conservation

Average electricity use has dropped by more than 23% since 2005, showing Toronto Hydro customers are embracing the idea of conservation. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)

Toronto, June 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro is getting into communities across Toronto and helping to make it easier to conserve electricity this summer.

News Clips from Goa

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar vows to protect Goans registered in Portugal
By Team Herald | 11 Jun, 2016,

I will write to Union Home Ministry to grant protection to these people: Parsekar

Asserting that “they are my people”, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday said he will write to the Union Home Ministry to provide protection to Goans, who have registered their birth in Portugal.


Goan families need to introspect: CM Laxmikant Parsekar
The Indian Express
Goan families need to introspect: CM Laxmikant Parsekar. The CM refuted the theory that the Goan “exodus” to Portugal was due to subsequent state ...

Must debate Portuguese citizenship for Goans: CM
The Hindu

The large number of Goans, who have opted for registering in the Portuguese Central Registry without surrendering Indian citizenship, will now have


Historic Goa Church Reopens
Posted on June 6, 2016,

The church boasts of exquisite altars, pulpit, miraculous crucifix and art objects.
Panaji: The 450-year-old Church of Santa Monica, a part of the convent of Santa Monica, Asia's first and largest convent situated in Old Goa, and a state protected monument, has been restored and will reopen in this week.

Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao of Goa and Daman will open the doors of the church to the public on June 10, Friday evening. The audience will be apprised of the restoration work carried out.

The Museum of Christian Art, Goa, with financial assistance from the directorate of archives and archaeology carried out the restoration work. The state government had proposed a grant of Rs 1.3 crore in two phases.


Union Govt planning to set up satellite port in Goa
Sat, 4 Jun 2016-08:18pm , Panaji , PTI

The satellite port in Goa can handle 50 lakh ton bauxite and ten lakh tonne of iron ore per year, says Nitin Gadkari. The Centre in a joint venture with the Goa government is planning to have a satellite port, about 35 kms from Mormugao Port Trust, Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday.

News Clips from India

Indian bishops seek to mend fences with Hindus
Posted on May 3, 2016, By Christopher Joseph

Meeting with Modi sends positive message of friendship to those who orchestrate violence against Christians.

Indian Catholic Church leaders meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi art his office in New Delhi on April 25. (Photo by Press information Bureau)

New Delhi: Catholic Church leaders in India, including bishops' conference president Cardinal Baselios Cleemis recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and made two requests — invite Pope Francis to India as a state guest and for Modi to personally lead an Indian delegation to the Vatican for the canonization of Mother Teresa on Sept. 4.


Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan seeks Indian-Americans' contribution to India's growth

From Lalit K JhaWashington, Jun 4 (PTI) Lauding Indian-American scientists and IT professionals working in the US, Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan has sought their contribution to India's growth.


Tensions High on Afghanistan, Pakistan Border
June 14, 2016 | by Ayaz Gul

A Pakistan army officer and two Afghan soldiers have died, while at least 30 people were wounded on both sides in this week’s cross-border skirmishes, officials said.

Goodbye Ketchup, Hello Sriracha! How Immigrants Transform US Cuisine
Dora Mekouar | Posted May 4th, 2016 | (Photo by Flickr user Mike Mozart via Creative Commons license)

Sriracha is a hot sauce or chili sauce made from chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt.

Ketchup, a tangy tomato sauce that Americans put on hamburgers and dip French fries into, has long been America’s favorite condiment, but an upstart with Asian roots is beginning to make inroads.



+MARTHA PEGADO 1931-2016
Sat Jun 25 10:49:00

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Martha Pegado ex Uganda/Kenya/Canada  who passed away on June 16, 2016 at North York General Hospital. Beloved wife of late Higinio ( Eugene)  Pegado and loving mother of late Alan Pegado. Daughter of late Euzibo/late Anna De Souza ex Mbale/Nairobi.


She will be sadly missed by her sisters, brother, niece....  Read more


Anthony E. Lopes
Sat Jun 25 10:35:42

                                          1930 - 23rd June, 2016.  Toronto 

                                                        Ex....  Read more



Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Doors Open 1.30 pm
Venue: Michael Power High School, 105 Eringate Dr., Etobicoke, ON M9C 3Z7

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Kenya Nite 2016 Events
Save the dates…..

  • June 4 2016Mkutano (Pub nite- Brampton) Click for flyer

  • August 27 2016 Picnic –Save the date – Venue to be advised

  • The Grand finale will be the the 1st October 2016, an all-inclusive –open Bar event at the Lake Shore Convention Center in Mississauga . Click for flyer


Events for 2016





Saturday, June 25, 2016 – doors open 1.30 pm The Goan Theatre Konkani Tiatr “SUN”
Venue: Michael Power High School, 105 Eringate Dr., Etobicoke, ON M9C 3Z7
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Goan Overseas Association

Kon-Can Track and Field

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Saturday, July 9, 2016 -11.00 am -10.00 pm Radio Mango
Konkani FM 101.3
Taste of The Konkan
Cuisine Styles of the Konkan Region
Anapilis Banquet Hall, Mississauga
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Sunday, July 17, 2016 Calangute Association, Canada Feast of Patron
Saint Alex
St. Francis Xavier's Church
Mississauga Holy Mass at 1:30 P.M.
Flyer to follow

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Parra Association The Parra Social 2016 Click for Flyer
Saturday, August 20, 2016 CLR Association CLR Picnic
Venue: Erindale Park, Mississauga. 
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Sunday, September 11, 2016 Calangute Association, Canada Silver Jubilee
2016 Calangute Social
Europa Convention Centre
Mississauga at 11:30 A.M.
 Flyer to follow
Saturday, October 01, 2016 CLR Association CLR Social
Venue: Payal Banquet Hall
 3410 Semenyk Ct, Mississauga
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Saturday, November 19, 2016 Union of Navelim Our Lady of Rosary Feast
Venue: Verdi Convention Centre
 3550 Derry Road East, Mississauga
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Health & Wellness

Don't bring credit card knives to the airport
Credit card knife (CNW Group/Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA))

OTTAWA, June 2, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) would like to remind air travellers that credit card-size utility knives are not permitted in carry-on or checked baggage. These items are concealed knives and, as such, are illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada. Recently, CATSA has seen a marked increase in the number of credit card knives being intercepted across security checkpoints.

When a screening officer finds a credit card knife, the police must be notified. This causes undue delays at the checkpoint for all passengers and can lead to criminal charges and prosecution against the person carrying the item.


Hydro One Asks its Customers for Feedback on Five-Year Distribution System Plan; Customers' Input Will Help Shape Future Investments

Toronto, June 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Hydro One announced today that it has launched a province-wide consultation process to seek input from its customers on the development of a five-year electricity distribution plan. The plan will help shape the company's future investments in Hydro One's electricity distribution system, so the Company can deliver its mandate to provide safe, reliable and efficient electricity.


Hamilton to help prevent and reduce social isolation among seniors

Government of Canada supports seniors

Hamilton, ON, June 11, 2016 /CNW/ - A new collaborative initiative is being launched in Hamilton to help prevent and reduce social isolation among seniors. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, along with Filomena Tassi, Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, and Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East–Stoney Creek, made the announcement while visiting AbleLiving today.


Government of Canada proposes new standards to reduce air pollution from equipment and tools used by millions of Canadians

Ottawa, June 10, 2016 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada wants to establish more stringent Canadian emissions standards to reduce smog-forming air pollutants from common household tools, such as lawn mowers, snow blowers and chainsaws, starting with 2018 model years.


Toronto doctors believe barley wheat is the key to better heart health
Daily Mail

'Health Canada, the FDA and several health authorities worldwide have already approved health claims that barley lowers LDL cholesterol, but this is ...

It's Time To Rethink Health-Care Policy For The Elderly
Huffington Post Canada

As the Canadian population continues to age, there is a need to revisit conventional thinking regarding the provision of health-care services for ...


Heat warning and information system harmonization

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) will implement a new heat warning and information system in Ontario in May 2016. The new heat warning system was developed after extensive engagement with several health stakeholders including Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and local public health units.

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