Pope Francis gestures
during an audience with the heads of women's
religious orders in Paul VI hall at the Vatican May
12. (CNS/Paul Haring)
Francis has announced he will create a commission to
study the possibility of allowing women to serve as
deacons in the Catholic church, signaling an
historic openness to the possibility of ending the
global institution's practice of an all-male clergy.
The pontiff indicated he would create such a
commission during a meeting at the Vatican Thursday
with some 900 leaders of the world’s congregations
of Catholic women religious, who asked him during a
question-and-answer session why the church excludes
women from serving as deacons.
The women religious, meeting with the pope as part
of the triennial assembly of the International Union
of Superiors General (UISG), told Francis that women
had served as deacons in the early church and asked:
"Why not construct an official commission that might
study the question?"
Yoweri Museveni has begun his fifth term as Uganda’s
United States, Canadian and European delegates
walked out of the official swearing-in ceremony on
Thursday. They left to protest Museveni’s comments
about the International Criminal Court.
The delegates also were protesting the presence of
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at the
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wildfire at Fort McMurray in Alberta made
news worldwide this past week. The city of
80,000 and several neighbouring towns were
forced to evacuate, and quickly. Damage will
run into the billions of dollars, it is
estimated; life has been changed forever.
Just a year ago, life looked good. Fort
McMurray is at the heart of Alberta oil
country. The future looked rosy. Fort
McMurray was a destination, especially for
people from the east looking for work.
Then the price of oil dropped. Jobs were
cut. Suddenly, in the space of a week Mother
Nature erupted in an uncontrolled and
uncontrollable manner. Fire razed sections
of the city and citizen were forced to flee.
Many were able to take nothing with them.
Highways north and south of the city were
jammed with traffic.
The dream merchants may have sold us a pipe
dream, but India will never rise to the
level of a developed nation if we don’t
nurture a culture of discipline and
accountability - hardly anything of which is
New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) opened
Saturday night at Skirball Center for Performing
Arts with Nachom-ia Kumpasar (Let’s Dance to the
Rhythm), also the New York premiere of the 2015
Bardroy Baretto-directed Konkani-language film
starring Vijay Maurya, Palomi Ghosh and Prince
Jacob. Both the director and Ghosh were in
attendance and participated in a Q&A with NYIFF
festival director Aseem Chhabra following the
The soul of
Goan religious music... of another era Goanet Reader | 9:46 AM |
António Da Costa | Tempe, Arizona, USA
The several years I spent putting the contents of
*Songs of Praise* together provided me with
exceptional insight into the roots of my faith, and
offered me a nostalgic journey back to my formative
years, from my childhood through young adulthood. It
was then that I learned to sing these beautiful,
soul-raising, prayer-inviting melodies and hymns to
God, to Jesus and his mother Mary, and to our
appointment as dean of the Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine, University of Calgary. (Photo courtesy:
An Indian-origin veterinary medical
expert has been appointed as the Dean of the
prestigious University of Calgary's Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine in Canada.
Baljit Singh, will take over the position of Dean on
September 1, provost and vice-president (Academic)
of the university Dru Marshall said in a statement.
Singh is a highly accomplished researcher, educator
and administrator in the field of veterinary
medicine, with specific expertise in lung biology
and anatomy, she said.
A new report from PwC finds that drones could
replace $127 billion worth of human labour and
services across several industries.
Infrastructure and agriculture make up the largest
chunks of the potential value — some $77.6 billion
between them — including services like completing
the last mile of delivery routes and spraying crops
with laser-like precision.
Economists seem to agree that robot automation poses
real threats to human labour within the next few
decades. The best evidence suggests automated robots
will replace 50% of all jobs by the 2030s. Some
evidence even suggests that today’s technology could
feasibly replace 45% of jobs right now
— Religious life has a future, but it’s
not going to be “business as usual” according to an
American nun, attorney and canonist. “We can’t
reinvent the past. We’re not going back to having a
thousand members,” said Amy Hereford, a Sister of
St. Joseph of
Carondelet from St. Louis, Mo.
But having fewer numbers is not a bad thing, said
Hereford. “Smaller groups of men and women religious
have more energy and ability to take what they have
received and bring it forward.”
After the rules come into
force, only non-Goans will be allowed in casinos. HT
Goa government is in
the process of issuing rules for the Gaming
Commission, that is proposed to be set up to
regulate the state casino industry, and one the
rules would be to ban local citizens from entering
bans LED lights in fishing 11 May, 2016, Team Herald
Margao: In an
order dated May 10, the Fisheries Department issued
a government notification that was published in the
official gazette banning LED lights among other such
The order was signed by Director of
Fisheries/Ex-Officio Joint Secretary Fisheries, Dr
fishermen to ‘quit’ occupation 10 May, 2016, 07:02AM IST |
To surrender equipment
to Fisheries Dept on Wednesday, hold protests
against govt’s inaction against ‘unnatural’ fishing
Vasco: To protest against the failure of
the State government to take action against the
“unnatural” way of fishing, including using LED
lights, China engine trawlers and bull trawling,
hundreds of traditional fishermen from across Goa
have decided to give up their fishing occupation by
surrendering their canoes/boats, fishing nets and
other fishing machineries/equipments before the
Fisheries Dept in Panjim and other offices in south
Goa on Wednesday.
May 7 (TOI): Goa can likely be the first
state in India with 100% households owning a liquid
petroleum gas (LPG) connection.
Currently, 1.25 lakh families avail of the kerosene
allocation from the department of civil supplies.
Officials told TOI that in three months, they will
be introduced to LPG and encouraged to continue its
"Goa could well be the first state in India to go
kerosene-free in cooking," civil supplies director
Vikas Gaunekar, said, adding, "This is possible not
only because Goa is small but also because 64% of
our population lives in the urban area and uses LPG,
thus making it easier for us to penetrate into rural
areas where LPG is not widely used."
Bondvol lake was built
during the Portuguese regime and was a main source
of irrigation for farmers; If beautified, the lake
could be a prime tourist destination near the
capital; Birdwatcher’s paradise all year through;
Locals demand that property be acquired by govt for
Though the Comunidade of Kalapur, St Cruz is
fighting a legal battle in court to get back the
Bondvol lake area, the locals of Kalapur have
demanded that the entire property should be acquired
by the government of Goa in view of developing it.
125 scooter unveiled in Goa
“Goa is the most important location for us because
it is a scooter market and we sell a lot of our
two-wheelers in the state,” said Satoshi Uchida,
managing director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt.
Ltd., on Saturday. On a flying visit for the launch
of the new Access 125 cc scooter, he said that
because Goa is an important
market the company is continuously trying to better
its track record by pushing sales. “We look after
our Goan customers very well,” he added. Suzuki’s
share in Goa’s scooters market is 22 per cent and it
is the highest among all states, he said.
state is all set to launch electric rickshaws in Goa
in a bid to spread awareness on pollution-free
vehicles. In a joint collaboration, Goa-based firm
Infra-Red and Delhi startup Green Valley Energy,
will introduce e-rickshaws and electric vehicles in
the state. Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and
minister of transport PWD and river navigation
Ramakrishna Dhavalikar alias 'Sudin' will launch the
electric vehicles on Saturday.
News Clips from India
India - National Policy for Older Persons Year -1999
1. The Background
Demographic ageing, a global phenomenon has hit
Indian shores as well. People are living longer.
Expectation of life at birth for males has shown a
steady rise from 42 years in 1951-60 to 58 years in
1986-90, it is projected to be 67 years in 2011-16,
an increase of about 9 years in a twenty five year
period (1986-90 to 2011-16). In the case of females,
the increase in expectation of life has been
higher-about 11 years during the same period, from
58 years in 1986-90 to 69 year in 2011-16. At age 60
too, the expectation of life shows a steady rise and
is a little higher for women. In 1989-93, it was 15
years for males and 16 years for females.
Government to hold all-state meet in Goa on mining
issues By PTI | 10 May, 2016,
Centre will hold a crucial meeting of all the states
in Goa on May 27 to discuss issues like illegal
mining and e-auctioning of mining blocks, a senior
official said today.
The meeting, which would be chaired by Union Mines
Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, will have all the
states with mining as one of the economic activities
participating in it.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has recently made it
public that there will be a recruitment drive held
in Goa from June 3 to June 6, 2016. Chief Minister
Laxmikant Parsekar recently announced the dates in
which the recruitment drive from the Indian Air
Force take place. Manohar Parrikar, who is presently
the Union Defence Minister, was the former Chief
Minister of Goa.
May 9, 2016 - Parliamentary panel has
recommended that Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)
buy fuel-efficient ships, replacing the old stock...
Fr. Desmond De
Sousa -- A Liberal, Caring and Justice-Driven Face
of Goan Christianity Goanet Obits (email@example.com)
| 11:49 PM
Asian Theologies Amid Challenges of Globalization |
Oct. 6th 2011 St. Benedict Retreat Center
Modules3-Keynote Speech… (00:37:39 | Added on
A Liberal, Caring and Justice-Driven Face of Goan
Someone reading him online once accused Desmond de
being an "angry young priest", possibly even a young
was critical of the Church in Goa. But Demi, as he
to his friends, clarified, without missing the
irony: "Let me
assure one and all, I'm 73 years old this September
54 years a Redemptorist and 46 years a priest....
many illustrious students who have become my
the years are bishops, including the present
Goa, with whom I enjoy a very cordial relationship."
Association of Canada Social' completes 15 years,
gears up for gala evening on May 22 By Gerry D'Mello | Excerpts
from: Daijiworld Media Network - Canada
Canada, May 11:
Canada's premier Konkani Association 'Mangalorean
Association of Canada' (MAC) will present the most
spectacular evening of the year, 'MAC Social - 2016'
on May 22 at The Payal Banquet and Convention
Centre, Mississauga from 6.30 pm.
It will be a night of entertainment brimming with
lovely music, innovative games, lots of exciting
prizes, Cha-Cha competition and above all, the May
Queen 2016 contest. Undoubtedly MAC Social 2016
extravaganza will be a thrilling and most memorable
event with the presence of the most popular live
band, The Big Foot and renowned emcee Ivan D'Lima.
‘Mombasa Goan High School’ 19 May 2016
Project: Archiving Memories of ‘Mombasa Goan
The ‘Goan Archives Canada’ Committee – negotiated
with the ‘Peel Art Gallery, Museum &
in Brampton, Ontario, to catalogue, store and
preserve printed material relating to Goan cultural
heritage. This phase is complete, but there are
“leftover” items and further information, which need
to be processed. ‘Goan Cultural Archives’ is
continuing this work and plans to include in its
collection, some background of the places from which
many immigrated. Mombasa is one of these places. If
there are alumni associations, who have compiled
this information, ‘Goan Cultural Archives’, will be
willing to receive a submission.
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sufferers worry about proposed acetaminophen
restrictions Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa
Citizen | Published on: May 12, 2016
Extra Strength Tylenol
delivers a 500 mg dose of acetaminophen. Steven
Senne / The Associated Press
A Health Canada proposal that could result in Extra
Strength Tylenol being taken off the market is
causing alarm among some its biggest users —
“Acetaminophen (commonly sold as Tylenol as well as
in numerous other products) is one of the
medications that many people with arthritis use,”
said Joanne Simons, chief mission officer with the
Arthritis Society of Canada. “It is one of their
medications of choice, given that there isn’t a lot
A long road to
recovery for Fort McMurray requires special care and
Helping clients with
what they need for them to emerge #AlbertaStrong
Toronto, May 12, 2016 /CNW/
- To help displaced Fort McMurray
residents in the long recovery ahead, CIBC (TSX:
CM)(NYSE: CM) today announced it is expanding its
financial support program to get clients back on
Two former students
from Burkina Faso have designed a mosquito-repellent
soap, which they hope could be a simple and
affordable solution in the fight to end malaria, but
more funds are needed to test the idea, according to
the startup behind it.
in Ontario Kicks off Marketing Campaign
Toronto, May 16, 2016 /CNW/
- Start your engines! The Ontario Tourism
Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) is
launching its spring/summer campaign with a new
magazine, Ontario's Best Road Trips, featuring
hundreds of vacation ideas to help travellers plan
their perfect Ontario summer adventure.
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