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Newsline Canada

Federal parties address seniors’ poverty
Mississauga News | By Frank Juzenas

In Peel there are 5,000 seniors living in poverty.

That figure comes from the United Way of Peel Region. According to Shelley White, CEO of the United Way, that number is likely to continue to increase as the population ages.


U.S. job growth stumbles, raising doubts on economy
By Jason Lange

Washington (Reuters) - U.S. employers slammed the brakes on hiring over the last two months, raising new doubts the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by the end of this year.


Investors say NDP plan to boost tax on stock options will stunt Canada tech

"It could be a huge step backward and a huge blow to the ecosystem," said Andrew D'Souza,
Gerrit De Vynck and Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg NewsBloomberg

Toronto — A plan to raise taxes on stock options by Canada's New Democratic Party would hinder growth in the country's burgeoning technology industry, which relies on share grants to attract talent, entrepreneurs and investors said.


New Portuguese minority government brings political tension
AP News | 10/5/2015

Socialist leader Antonio Costa said during the election campaign he would enter into a grand coalition with the incumbent government "only if aliens land on earth."

Lisbon, Portugal (AP) — Stormy political times likely lay ahead for Portugal after a general election delivered a minority government.

About Portuguese Socialist leader Antonio Costa

Portugal economy figures
12% of the workforce is unemployed
20% of people live below the poverty line
  • 485,000 emigrated from Portugal between 2011 and 2014
  • 125% debt to GDP - the second highest rate in the European Union

Statistics Portugal, PORTADA

Antonio Costa, leader of the opposition Socialist party (PS), attends an election campaign event in Barcelos, Portugal September 27, 2015.
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Name: Antonio Costa
Position: General Secretary of the Socialist Party
Date of Birth: July 17, 1961
Candidate for prime minister at Oct. 4 2015 general election
Incumbent prime minister: Pedro Passos Coelho


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Citizenship and the Anti Terrorist Act‏
From: Al mathias (almathias@rogers.com)

Message sent to the Hon Minister, Jason Kenny.

Dear Minister Kenny,

We have to congratulate you on your BOLD position that any Canadian with dual citizenship, who commits any crime or criminal act against Canada or a Canadian citizen, will now have their Canadian citizenship REVOKED. We agree with you wholeheartedly!


Going to church does not make you a good person, says Pope Francis
Robin Viegas (robinviegas@hotmail.com),
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Pope Francis said that worldliness is a "subtle sin."

Pope Francis is warning people against the dangers of "subtle sin" and even said that not all churchgoers are good people. In a homily delievered at the chapel of Saint Martha residence in the Vatican, Pope Francis shared the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, which is found in the Gospel of Luke.


Those Who Beg Do Not Deserve Permanent Membership of the Security Council
By Ramesh Thakur on 25/09/2015

It is time for India and the G4 to adopt a strategy of non-cooperation towards the UNSC and the United Nations as a whole

The chamber of the UN Security Council. Credit: Francois Proulx/Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

‘PM Modi seeks Irish help for NSG, UN Security Council entry,’ read the headline in the Times of India. The Indian Express too: “Modi in Ireland: PM seeks Ireland’s support for India’s bid in UNSC, NSG.”

People Places and Things

Why Faith & Politics Mix
October 4, 2015
By Natasha DeSouza, on behalf of the Canadian Goan Christian Group (CGCG)

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On October 19th Canadians are heading to the polls. Together, we will decide the future of our nation. Economy. Education. Climate Change. Jobs. Crime. Immigration. From now until election day, you’ll often be asked who are you voting for? But the real question is what are you voting for and why?


Goan Soccer League 20th Anniversary Championship Game

Aguada Waves regain Gaudencio Fernandes Memorial Championship with a solitary goal

Note: Video of game will be aired on Rogers TV, Community Channel 10 in Toronto and Channel 63 in Scarborough on Sunday October 11, 2015 at 4.00 pm
- By: Cippy D’Cruz

Aguada Waves who last won the championship in 2013 played their hearts out to carve a hard fought solitary 1-0 win over the defending champions Margao Simba on Sunday Oct. 4th 2015 at the Lamport Stadium at 1:30 pm.

Westend Seniors’ Club (Toronto) turns Thirty-Eight
By Armand Rodrigues
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For starters, it should be noted that the Westend Seniors’ Club had its origin in July 1977, in Etobicoke. In 1983 it moved to larger premises at the Fairfield Seniors’ Centre, also in Etobicoke. This is still its base. The venue meets the club’s needs admirably.


Book Release : Waiting for the Sunrise. Goan Jazz Musicians in Dar es Salaam

Book Excerpt: Our Music, Our Story...

Waiting for the Sunrise: Goan Jazz Musicians in Dar es Salaam
Waiting for the Sunrise by Judy Luis-Watson is now available at http://bit.ly/wfts-judy  (in both print and ebook versions).

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Local Officials in US Use Chinese Social Media to Reach Immigrants
by Elizabeth Lee | October 02, 2015

Asians are the largest immigrant group in some U.S. cities, and many of them speak Chinese. A growing number of police departments and city officials are trying to reach them through Chinese social media.


Kenya reacts with fury as more athletes test positive to doping
English.news.cn 2015-10-02

Nairobi, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) chairman Kipchoge Keino is worried by the increasing number of top Kenyan athletes cheating and warned it will taint the country reputation at the Rio Olympics.


Renewable energy to lead world power market growth: IEA report
English.news.cn 2015-10-02

International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol (C) addresses a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 2, 2015. Renewable energy will become the largest single source of electricity over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report released here on Friday. (Xinhua/He Canling)

Istanbul, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Renewable energy will become the largest single source of electricity over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report released here on Friday.

News Clips from Goa

European Tourist Numbers to Goa are Falling, And That’s a Worry
By Devika Sequiera on 25/09/2015

Making a pitch for a new greenfield airport at Mopa, in North Goa bordering Maharashtra, Manohar Parrikar, the former chief minister of the state argued last year that the current facilities at Dabolim airport were inadequate to cope with Goa’s ever expanding tourist arrivals. The Goa government, he had then said, was targeting 6 million arrivals by 2016. That figure might well be achieved by 2017, if not the year after. But at what cost to the state’s environment, local population and infrastructure is the question many long-time tourism stakeholders, are asking.


Why India's Goa wants its British tourists back
27 September 2015

Pamela D'Mello explains why India's western state of Goa is making a concerted effort to woo back tourists from Britain. In three weeks, Roy Barreto will reopen the restaurant he had boarded up during the monsoon, in anticipation of a new season of business.


Goa University to go digital, maintain records in electronic form
By Team Herald | 04 Oct, 2015, IST

Panjim: The manual sorting of documents at Goa University (GU) will soon be a thing of the past as it has engaged the services of a Kerala-based firm to store data in electronic form. Keltron, a government of Kerala undertaking, is already on the job to implement ‘GU management system’.


With seven Brazilians, FC Goa eye trophy (Team Profile)
Business Standard
Brazilian coach Zico's FC Goa, billed as one of the stronger squads in the Indian Super League (ISL), will try to double its Christmas celebrations with ...

Yummy Goan delicacies beckon foodies
The Hindu

If you thought Goa is all about the New Year festivities, feni (local brew) and the beaches, you ought to visit the Goan Food Festival at Hotel Marg ...

Flour power: Goan festival today will honour state's unsung heroes – its bakers

Not surprisingly, some of the state's favourite snacks are paired with bread: choriz-pao (spicy Goan sausage), ras omlette pao (omlette and gravy),..

Be part of a passionate trail of food in the state

On October 4, Odette Mascarenhas, well-known food columnist and co-founder of the Goan Culinary Club, will lead food trail enthusiasts on a ...

Tributes paid to Dr Gomes at Margao


Margao:Tributes were paid to the great Goan nationalist and freedom fighter Dr Francisco Luis Gomes on his 146th death anniversary at Margao...

Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat asked to check radicalisation
The Hindu

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat to keep a watch on the increasing threat of ...

Goa’s fish trade booming
Nida Sayed,TNN | Sep 25, 2015, 02.00 AM IST

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Panaji: Driven by demand in the international market, Goa's fish trade continues to expand year after year.

In 2014, the total marine fish production volume of Goa reached 1,28,107 tonnes, which is the highest catch in the past decade. Of this, 40,365 tonnes was exported in the same year bringing in a revenue of 51,195 lakh.


Goa Razes 157 Houses of Kannadigas on Baina Beach

Karwar/Bengaluru, Sep 27 (New Indian Express): The Goa government removed 157 huts and houses of Kannadigas from Baina beach in South Goa district on Saturday. The encroachments were cleared on a day Karnataka observed a bandh to protest against Goa’s stand over Karnataka’s decision to implement the Kalasa-Banduri canal project.

The South Goa district administration had issued a notice to the residents on September 4 asking them to vacate the beach in 15 days. Water and electricity connections were disconnected to these houses about two months ago.


3,600 Goa University research documents just a click away
TNN | Sep 29, 2015, | Printed from The Times of India

Panaji: Goa University has joined the ranks of around 70 prestigious academic and research institutions across India by opening an online repository of research papers authored by its faculty members and students since the varsity's inception. The papers spanning across different subjects are now accessible to all on the Goa University website.

News Clips from India

India a bright spot in slowing world economy: IMF
By PTI | 1 Oct,

Washington: IMF chief Christine Lagarde has said that global growth will likely be weaker this year with only a modest acceleration expected in 2016 but India remains a bright spot. "India remains a bright spot. China is slowing down as it rebalances away from export-led growth. Countries such as Russia and Brazil are facing serious economic difficulties. Growth in Latin American countries, in general, continues to slow sharply," Lagarde said.


Indian urbanisation 'messy', reforms needed: World Bank
By PTI | 24 Sep, 2015, 01.56PM IST

The World Bank said there has been difficulty in dealing with pressures that increased urban populations put on basic services, infrastructure, land.

New Delhi: Terming India's urbanisation as "messy and hidden", a World Bank report today called for initiatives at the policy and institutional level to tap the economic potential it offers.

"Although they have made progress, India and other South Asian countries can make better utilisation of opportunities that urbanisation provides them to transform their economies to join the ranks of richer nations," it said in a report titled 'Leveraging Urbanisation in South Asia

India's poverty rate lowest among nations with poor population: World Bank
By PTI | 5 Oct, 2015,

According to report, the number of people living in extreme poverty around the world is likely to fall to under 10% of global population in 2015.

Washington: India accounted for the largest number of poor people in any country in 2012, but its poverty rate was lowest among countries having large number of poor population, a latest World Bank report has said.

According to the report, the number of people living in extreme poverty around the world is likely to fall to under 10 per cent of the global population in 2015.

"India was home to the largest number of poor in 2012, but its poverty rate is one of the lowest among those countries with the largest number of poor," the bank said.

Panther Division celebrates 1965 War’s golden jubilee
Published: 23 September 2015

Late Brig (Retd) Desmond Hayde, father of well known Christian activist Walter Hayde ,of Mississauga honored at celebrations.


Photos: Left to Right

  1. At Hayde Auditorium, Amritsar Walter Hayde at unveiling of the Statue of Brig (Retd) Desmond Hayde
  2. Lieutenant Colonel Hayde, who retired as a brigadier, painted by M F Husain. Photograph: Kind courtesy Indian Army Facebook Page

  3. Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri greets Lieutenant Colonel Desmond Hayde in Dograi. Photograph: Kind courtesy Indian Army Facebook Page


India to check illegal mining through satellites
25 Sep, 2015, 08:23AM IST

PTI, Bengaluru: India would soon use indigenous space technology to check illegal mining and guard its mineral wealth using satellite imagery, a top official said today. "We are in talks with the Indian space agency to use its earth-observation and remote sensing satellites for tracking illegal mining activity and guard the rich mineral assets in the country," Mines Secretary Balwinder Kumar said at a trade event in Bengaluru.


Consumption practise of tribes pose threat to endangered frog
By PTI |Posted 24-Sep-2015

Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Purple Frog, an endemic and endangered amphibian found exclusively in the biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats, is facing extinction threats due to the consumption of tadpoles by local tribes.

The continuance of the practice of eating tadpole could lead to the extinction of its local population of the particular kind of frog, which in turn would be deleterious for the very survival of the species, researchers said. The startling finding made by researchers Ashish Thomas and S D Biju of the Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi, was published in the recent issue of the international journal 'Salamandra'.




Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis Xavier

“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 10.30 am followed by solemn at Mass at 11am.

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Goan Overseas Association presents: Konkan Nite 2015 on October 10, 2015

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For the first time in the history of USA, a Konkani performer from Mangaluru -a well known singer and emerging actress, Ester Noronha will perform in four cities with four shows across North America, along with Goa’s Evergreen Nightingale, Lorna. The show in Toronto-Canada is organized by the “Goan Overseas Association” in alliance with Invictus Films of New York.


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Health & Wellness

Candidates state their views on seniors care
Alberni Valley Times

This includes $1 billion every year in the Canadian Institute for Health Research ... Although the average age in Canada continues to increase, the ...

Canadian seniors outnumber children for first time ever
MercatorNet (blog)

Many demographers are worried that people still don't fully appreciate the toll such drastic societal change will have on health systems, public ...


Attending Nurse Practitioners will improve care for seniors in long-term care

Toronto, Sept. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Seniors in nursing homes and their loved ones can expect a higher level of care now that Ontario is making good on its promise to add Attending Nurse Practitioners to staffing complements in long-term care.


NDP warn cuts to Ontario doctors' fees will mean longer waits

"We've got difficult decisions to make in terms of investing in home and community care, mental health services, cancer care," said Hoskins. We're just ...

Canada not doing enough for world health, says Stephen Lewis
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Canada is not doing enough to fight global disease, Stephen Lewis says in the wake of the World Health Organizations new guidelines on HIV ...

More calcium doesn't reduce fracture risks or boost bone health: studies
The Globe and Mail

For instance, Health Canada advises children between ages nine and 18 to consume 1,300 milligrams a day and women over age 50 to consume ....


Snowbird insurance takes flight
by Kirbey Lockhart - Vernon Morning Star | posted Sep 27, 2015

For many retired Canadians, heading south to warmer climates during the winter months is part of the retirement dream. Some pack up as early as October and won’t be heading back to their Canadian residence until the spring thaw in April. During these months, a lot can happen. Even if you just plan on enjoying the warm weather and relaxed lifestyle, you should still consider getting insurance to meet your basic health care needs when you are living outside of Canada.


Living Alone at 98, She Gets a Free Lunchbox Delivered to Her Everyday
All India | Written by Ketki Angre , Edited by Veer Arjun Singh
Updated: October 04, 2015 02:01 IST

Mark has been delivering tiffins to senior citizens in his Mumbai neighbourhood for last three years.

Mumbai: Angela Fernandes lives by herself in Mumbai's western suburb of Borivali. A retired school teacher, she is able to run a house on her monthly pension. At 98, she can't cook for herself anymore. But in 58-year-old Mark D'Souza, Ms Fernandes has found a friend whose free tiffin service keeps her covered.

"I'm not a drag on any of my children as far as money is concerned. I manage with my pension, so I was even prepared to pay," says Ms Fernandes.


Uganda Tackles High Levels of Antibiotic Resistance

Kampala, Uganda -
Although it is technically illegal to distribute antibiotics without a prescription in Uganda, pharmacies are often teeming with customers buying the drugs with little or no oversight... 

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