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Pope calls for
end to economic exploitation Posted on November 11,
2015, 1:50 PM
Bishops and priests told
to be 'nothing more' than shepherds.
Meeting workers and addressing a major gathering of
the Catholic Church in Italy, Pope Francis demanded
an end to economic exploitation, to clerics
"obsessed" with power, to apathy among youth and to
a cold, fearful church that forgets Christ is always
by its side.
- In this image shot with an extreme telephoto lens
and through haze from the outskirts of Suruc at the
Turkey-Syria border, militants with the Islamic
State group are seen after placing their group's
flag on a hilltop.
November 15, 2015 7:41 PM
The group behind the horrifying attacks in Paris has
been spreading death and destruction in large parts
of Iraq and Syria since 2013. The group, known
alternately as Islamic State, ISIS, ISIL and Daesh,
has become notorious for its brutality, including
mass killings, abductions and beheadings.
Five gold miners were freed in Tanzania after
spending 41 days trapped in a underground cave,
officials announced on Tuesday. The survivors said
they survived by eating insects and frogs and
drinking the muddy water that trickled down from
The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not
necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.
Speakers at AICU
symposium call for Church to be seen as
supporting those fighting fundamentalism;
Stress on need for informed leadership and
Excerpt “The Church in its leadership
becomes an instrument of power and control,
using even pastoral instruments and
sacraments as whips to bring the faithful in
Inculturation was the common theme which
speakers picked upon during a symposium on
the topic ‘Church and Political Discourse in
India’, organized by the All India Catholic
Union on Friday. They also called upon the
Church to support those fighting
If there is a National Award being given for
irony in governance and public life, Goa
will be one of its top contenders. Here we
have the Chief Minister of Goa flying off to
Delhi, to collect yet another award for Goa
being the best state in education conferred
by the India Today group. On the other we
recently had hundreds of parents taking to
the streets again because the government is
toying with the future of their little ones
by refusing to convert its cabinet decision
of giving grants for English medium schools
to a notified policy.
Since returning to Goa at the age of two
(brought in as hand luggage by my parents,
as one sometimes jokes), I've always been
fascinated with understanding the Goan
Diaspora. First, one started by reading on
the subject, and collecting books related to
it. But there were only a few books on Goa
in general available in those times. And
even fewer in English.
When trying to
prevent radicalization parents should keep
an eye on the types of information their
children are receiving online and encourage
critical thinking around this material.
by Dr. Ghayda Hassan
and Hicham Tiflati (@HTiflati) in Montreal
Due to the rise in youth radicalization in
recent years, most governments are taking
decisive measures to prevent youth
recruitment by extremist groups.
People Places and Things
Young, Musically Gifted and In Charge: Jordan de Souza, conductor http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/section/music_in_the_news/channel_news
By: Trish Crawford Music, Published on Thu Nov 12 2015
to see a lot more of the back of Jordan de Souza's head: the young conductor is
tackling some major Toronto assignments this upcoming year. De Souza, who
studied music at McGill University, has been on its teaching staff since 2011.
He was still a teenager when he was named conductor of the Church of St. Andrew
and St. Paul in Montreal in 2008. Read the full article in the sidebar link,
from the Toronto Star.
Published on : 12 Nov 2015
Young conductor Jordan de Souza having a breakout year ...
Prepare to see a lot more of the back of Jordan de Souza’s head: the young
conductor is tackling some major Toronto assignments this upcoming year.
Let there be no misunderstanding. Bringing forward Christmas in no way
implies a condescending gesture towards aging members, or a way to avoid the
vagaries of the weather. With banquet halls being in seasonal demand, clubs are
left with no choice but to book anything available at a reasonable cost, as near
to the big day as possible, without clashing with sister institutions. That
explains why the
G.O.A. (T) had its Xmas Fantasy Dance for retirees, on November 15, 2015. The
occasion was at the Pearl Banquet Hall in Mississauga. It turned out to be a
gorgeous day and the absence of snow for Christmas was of no consequence.
Global Health program newsletter, Winter/Spring 2015, of McMaster University,
highlights Global Health Advisory Board member Dr. Luis Barreto – one of the
most influential figures in vaccinology, epidemiology and public health, both
nationally and globally. Over the past 30 years, his work has helped to
eradicate polio, dramatically reduce Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) and
whooping cough infections, and shape immunization policy in Canada and around
Dr. Barreto is President of Luis Barreto & Associates, a consultancy focusing on
vaccine development, immunization, science policy, global health and
biotechnology. He is former Vice-President, Immunisation and Science Policy for
Sanofi Pasteur, where he held a number of other senior management positions for
over 23 years.
BEIJING -- Realizing it can no longer rely on cheap labor and unrestrained
infrastructure investment to sustain growth, China envisions building a
high-tech economy that is less ruinous to nature than the industrial model that
has served it thus far.
"The greatest challenge facing China is how to overcome the middle-income trap,"
Xu Shaoshi, chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, told
New Low-cost Battery Could Help Store
Renewable Energy Published: November 4, 2015. | Released by American
Wind and solar energy projects are growing at a respectable clip. But storing
electric power for days when the air is still or when the sun goes down remains
a challenge, largely due to cost. Now researchers are developing a new battery
that could bring the price of storage to more affordable levels. They report
their new battery that uses low-cost materials -- sodium and magnesium -- in ACS'
journal Chemistry of Materials.
of India Feni, an award winning craft-liquor from the Indian subcontinent, has
announced a partnership with Wirtz Beverage Illinois that will see Feni reach
American shores for the very first time.
Made from handpicked cashew Fruit, Feni can only be produced in Goa, India,
three months out of the year due to an extreme perishable window of only four
hours once harvested.
Feni has been distilled in Goa for over 400 years as a Portuguese tradition with
no electricity used in the process.
Nov 7: Tourists headed to Goa will soon be able to
book a wide array of tourist services online to
avoid the trouble of having to haggle with operators
as a web portal is set to be launched for the same
which officials claimed is the first—of—its—kind by
a tourism body in India.
The e—commerce portal that is to be launched by the
Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) will
allow tourists to “easily make their bookings in
bed—and—breakfast units to starred hotels, heritage
homes to watersports, music festivals to restaurant
bookings, cooking classes to heritage sites, walking
trails to river cruises“.
Maria Helena Souza and her
son Lloyd Souza sit in their 400-year-old house.
Lloyd Souza and Nadia
Souza hold each other’s hands as they move their
bodies to the beat of traditional Cuban music. The
young couple step forward and backward in unison and
in excitement, amid applause. “Everyone in India
knows about Goa’s craze for parties,” explains
Lloyd, a 40-year-old Catholic Christian. “Dance is
an integral part of life in Goa.” Dances such as
this one are almost a daily feature in Goa, home to
some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. This
culture of celebration and dance is part the legacy
of the Portuguese empire that ruled this part of the
world for more than five centuries.
still haunts some Goans even after death NYOOOZ | Goa |Tue,03 Nov
Summary: The idea that death brings equality is
based on the fact that death makes no distinction
between a wealthy man or a great man. Unfortunately,
even after death, several socially-backward families
across Goa face discrimination. Because of
discrimination, several people are forced to openly
cremate in private property or in the jungle. For 28
years, smaller Christian groups have been running
from pillar-to-post pleading with the government for
a small burial ground. The discrimination is worse
in the event where a pregnant woman dies.
at Antonio da Costa’s ancestral home in Margao Posted by: Navhind Times
November 12, 2015 in Goa News | NT Network Margao
A view of Antonio da
Costa’s ancestral house in Margao
news of Antonio da Costa standing a chance to be the
new prime minister of Portugal, there was newfound
joy among his family members at his ancestral house
in Margao on Wednesday.
“When he was small, he showed interest in politics.
He used to talk a lot about politics. And there were
enough opportunities for him, as his father Orlando
da Costa, a Goan writer by profession, was a member
of Communist party,” said Antonio’s aunty Sinikka da
Costa at his Abade Faria Road residence in Margao.
With the efforts of
designer Wendell Rodricks, the Indian tribal weave
has been given a new lease of life on an
international fashion platform
famous for its beaches and carefree lifestyle, now
has its space on the fashion map too, thanks to the
efforts of designer Wendell Rodricks. He has given a
fresh lease of life to the Kunbi saree, which was
once looked down upon — albeit after a few
The traditional saree was worn by the Goan Kunbi
tribal women before the advent of the Portuguese in
the 16th century. It was a cotton-chequered
red-and-white saree with a sturdy weave. Worn short
above ankles with a knot over the shoulder, it was
well-suited for working on farmlands.
The weave, however, disappeared during the
Portuguese rule when sartorial tastes changed
considerably. It wasn’t until 1961, the time the
Portuguese left India, that the saree made a modest
“As far as I know, one can’t say when the saree
originated. It is certainly centuries — perhaps
millennia — old. Weaving of this saree was stopped
in the 20th century or possibly earlier. However, we
cannot say it became extinct, it simply moved — from
hand-woven to machine woven, that too outside the
state [of Goa],” says Rodricks.
Kunbi weaving shifted to the adjoining state of
Maharashtra. The sarees would be brought from
outside Goa to be worn by dancers performing during
The Khanapur Deanery and Uzvadd magazine will
organise an awareness meet for Konkani-speaking Goan
Catholics, who have settled in Belagavi, Dharwad and
Kolhapur districts, on Milagris High School premises
in Khanapur on Sunday at 11 a.m.
According to a press release issued here on Friday,
the Goans settled outside Goa were entitled to an
annual revenue known as Zon yielded from the farms
and properties of their ancestors in Goa. These
settlers are therefore known as Zonkars or Gaonkars.
News Clips from India
stunning: Church antiques on rare display Mumbai Mirror | Nov 12,
2015, 12.00 AM IST
than 130 artefacts from churches in Mumbai and Goa
are on display at St Pius X College in Goregaon. The
exhibition, titled 'Panis Angelicus' (the Bread of
Angels), is part of the Eucharistic Congress, a
gathering of priests and clergymen, that starts
today, reports Jyoti Shelar. You can view the
antiques from Nov 16 to Dec 31.
1 TABERNACLES A
tabernacle is an ornamented cabinet usually placed
in churches on or above the altar. Two city-based
art collectors, RK Moorthy and his wife Jacintha,
have loaned one made from giltwood and dating back
to 1650-1700 to the exhibition. The tabernacle has
ornate carvings of four acanthus leaves on the top
with a pineapple at the centre. "In Christianity,
the acanthus leaves and pineapple signify
everlasting life," said Father Warner D'souza, head
of the Archdiocesan Heritage Museum in Goregaon
90 pc Indian
universities have outdated curriculum: CNR Rao New Delhi, Nov 5, 2015 (PTI)
Eminent scientist and
Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao believes that 90 per
cent of the universities and higher educational
institutions in the country have outdated
curriculum, keeping them from making into the top
institutes of the world.
per cent of the universities in our country have
outdated curriculum. We talk about increasing funds,
increasing infrastructure but there is no
improvement in the content we are teaching in our
hi-tech classrooms," Rao said yesterday during the
ongoing Visitor's Conference at the Rashtrapati
"One of the major reasons behind why Indian
institutions don't make it to the top 100
universities in the world. There are lot of Indian
students abroad who want to study in our country and
come back but there are no quality colleges to offer
them the same kind of environment and education," he
From Lalit K JhaWashington, Nov 10 (PTI)
Indian-Americans, who have a combined annual income
of a whopping USD 67.4 billion, can play a key role
in philanthropy activities in India that could dwarf
official US foreign aid to India by 10 times,
according to new research.
India pips US
to become No. 1 in global consumer confidence index:
Nielsen By PTI | 3 Nov, 2015,
India continues to lead the global consumer
confidence index in the third quarter of this year,
followed closely by the US and much ahead of China,
a global report said today.
Urging world powers to persuade Pakistan to rein in
its nuclear weapons programme, The New York Times
editorial board wrote on Sunday that the country
presents a danger to the entire world.
“The fact that Pakistan is also home to a slew of
extremist groups, some of which are backed by a
paranoid security establishment obsessed with India,
only adds to the dangers it presents for South Asia
and, indeed, the entire world,” the editorial read.
“The Friends of St Francis Xavier will be
celebrating the feast of St. Francis Xavier on 12
Dec, 2015 at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish 2950
Midland Ave, Scarborough Ont. Procession at 11.30 am
followed by solemn at Mass at 12 noon.
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A person who does not
execute a Will is doing great damage to the family
as children could fight for their share
Will is a very sensitive topic in India which is
rarely discussed in Indian households. If husband
raises this topic wife thinks that he is indirectly
telling that his end is near. Children will never
open this topic else they may be accused of eyeing
parents’ properties. However, Goan catholic
community is more practical and pragmatic in this
health-care system braces for hike in costs with
influx of seniors The Globe and Mail
Canada’s provinces and territories are under
pressure to revamp their health-care systems and
rein in costs as baby boomers age.
Why are well-educated,
active people more able to fend off the symptoms of
dementia and brain damage?
This New Scientist article, usually accessible only
to subscribers, is made available for free by
RICHARD WETHERILL was intolerably good at chess.
Hardly surprising, for the retired university
lecturer could think a mind-boggling eight moves
ahead. But in recent months, his razor-sharp mind
had started to dull. When he found he could no
longer think five moves ahead, he was sure something
was seriously wrong and arranged to meet neurologist
Nick Fox at University College London’s Institute of
Neurology. Though his wife dismissed his complaints,
Wetherill was adamant that he needed help. Yet Fox’s
battery of tests revealed nothing amiss: his patient
sailed through every test designed to spot early
dementia. Under a brain imager, his brain looked
Who you are,
where you live matter when it comes to getting the
best primary care, Health Quality Ontario report
Toronto, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/
- Ontarians are less likely to receive
optimal primary care if they are immigrants, live in
a low-income neighbourhood, or live in a rural,
remote or northern area of the province, according
to the new report, Quality in Primary Care: Setting
a foundation for monitoring and reporting in
Appoints Hazel McCallion as Chief Elder Officer
Revera has appointed
Hazel McCallion as Chief Elder Officer. (CNW Group/Revera
Inc.) New role reflects company's commitment
to helping seniors live life to the fullest
Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Revera Inc., a leading owner,
operator and investor in senior living, today
announced the appointment of Ms. Hazel McCallion,
former Mayor of Mississauga, to the role of Chief
Elder Officer. As Chief Elder Officer, Ms. McCallion
will provide advice and counsel to Revera in support
of fulfilling the company's vision to celebrate the
ageless spirit of people through service and
innovation. In her new role, Ms. McCallion will
engage residents and families at Revera communities
in an open dialogue about their experiences in
senior living to help the company continue to
improve its programs and services. She will also
provide input and guidance to help shape Revera's
innovation agenda to enrich the lives of older
adults, and will participate in Revera's Age is More
initiative to challenge ageism.
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