Newsletter. Issue 13. June 19, 2010


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Air India report urges sweeping security changes
"the worst mass-murder in Canadian history."
June 17, 2010 | By CBC News

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Canada's air security needs sweeping changes, says the report of the inquiry into the 1985 Air India bombings..


Ontario Government Helping Newcomers Succeed, Supporting Economic Development

"Immigration is Ontario's lifeblood. We need the skills and talents of internationally-trained engineers to build a strong and vibrant economy. These steps will help them contribute to an Open Ontario where the economy and our communities can thrive."
– Dr. Eric Hoskins
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

As part of Open Ontario, the province intends to make it easier for internationally-trained engineers to be licensed in Ontario.


Ontario's economy regains momentum: RBC Economics
Province expected to post fastest annual growth in a decade

TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - Ontario's economic recovery has gained strength with growth expected to reach 3.8 per cent in 2010, which would be the fastest annual increase in the province in a decade, according to a new report by RBC Economics.


Canada to toughen penalties for immigration fraud
(AFP) – 3 hours ago

OTTAWA - Citizenship fraud in Canada may soon carry a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of 100,000 dollars (97,000 US), Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Thursday.


Group of Twenty (G20) Summit -Toronto welcomes the world

Canada has chosen Toronto to host the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit on Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27, 2010. The city’s demographic, economic, and cultural attributes, its modern transportation and telecommunications infrastructures and well-developed tourism sector make it ideally suited to host an international diplomatic event as large and important as the G20. Toronto first hosted a G8 Summit in 1988.


G20 Summit will affect, but not close, Toronto parishes
Written by Sheila Dabu, The Catholic Register Friday, 04 June 2010 11:24

TORONTO - Catholic parishes in the downtown core plan to keep their doors open during the upcoming G20 summit in Toronto on June 26 and 27.


Vatican charges international community ignores plight of Christians in the Middle East
Menelaos Hadjicostis,Victor L. Simpson, The Associated Press | 06 June 2010 01:07

NICOSIA, Cyprus - The Vatican said Sunday that the international community is ignoring the plight of Christians in the Middle East, and that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Iraq and political instability in Lebanon have forced thousands to flee the region.


U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner, says China could become largest foreign market for US exports
June 10, 2010 |

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said China has the potential of becoming the largest foreign market for U.S. exports, but he said the country must do more to dismantle unfair trade barriers.


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Following the law of conscience
Written by Administrator Friday, 04 June 2010

University of Ottawa law professor Errol Mendes has been accused of playing partisan politics, siding with the Taliban against Canadian soldiers and aiding terrorists. He gets vicious hate mail, and at first thought it might not be a good idea to have his picture taken. The reason? A constitutional law expert, Mendes has argued that Parliament has a right and a duty to examine uncensored documents that might reveal whether Afghans captured by Canadian troops were later tortured in Afghan prisons.  On the technical side of the law, he is arguing for the supremacy of Parliament. In his conscience, he’s arguing for Christ.

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Konkani Rosary- San Francisco & Bay Area

Konkanirosary1 — 16 June 2010 — Recorded on 16th May 2010. Video clips of San Francisco & Bay Area Rosary . Click Image

The editing and dubbing of Toronto and San Francisco video files was done at the Red River Community College in Winnipeg. Michael used to teach Project Management Course in the 90’s. As a community project , Larry Partap, Chair – Creative Arts, provided Chad Evans – Educational Assistant, to go through numerous hours of processing, editing and dubbing to create a final products. We appreciate and thank Larry and Chad for their efforts.

Currently the YouTube files are available for viewing at:

The website show more features with these videos in the coming weeks


Brampton Hydro names Remy Fernandes new President and CEO

Hydro One Brampton has named Remy Fernandes, former vice-president of engineering and operations, as the company’s new president and CEO.  Fernandes will replace current Hydro One Brampton chief Roger Albert, who is retiring on June 30 after 22 years with the company. Fernandes’ tenure as Hydro One Brampton boss officially starts on July 1. 


Goan youth too sossegado?
Goa Sudharop Youth event Toronto, Sunday, June 6

From: | By Cellie Gonsalves

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I’m impressed with Shilla Almeida. She is a 20 year old from San Francisco, California, USA, International Youth Coordinator for Goa Sudharop, who visited Goa in early 2010 and shared her experiences with Goan Canadian youth in Toronto on June 6, 2010 at the Goa Sudharop Youth event (


Goan artist Arthur D'Souza unveils Pieces of Me to spotlight layers of life
Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010

BAHRAIN-BASED Goan artist Arthur D'Souza will unveil his latest work at the opening of his exhibition today. The exhibition, entitled Pieces of Me, will open at the Qalat Al Bahrain (Bahrain Fort) Museum, Karbabad. It will feature mixed media artworks that explore the themes of duality, such as success and failure, progress and decay that exists in everyday life, said organisers. Using a technique he refers to as "positively paper", Mr D'Souza creates his artworks with positive film and coloured paper layered between two sheets of glass, one between the paper fragments and positive film and another on top.

Awesome pics! Preparing for the World Cup - The Big Picture
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 17:07:39 -0400
Sent by: Charles DeSouza

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Uganda Asian nominated for UK Peerage
Posted on by Frederick Noronha
Fri, 04 Jun 2010

Tycoon who gave Tories 200k nominated for a peerage by David Cameron read more...


Goan cuisine Gallery

GOA - Just saying the word makes me think of Goan food! With influences from the Portuguese rule, its neighbouring South-Indian states, the Arabian Sea on the west and the mix of Hindu and Christian dwellers, Goa is diverse and multi-cultural in its homes, languages and scripts, festivals and food.

News Clips from Goa

560 structures to make way for NH17
Its official! Almost 40 structures between the Mahindra showroom and the Sai Service station at Porvorim will face the axe when the widening of the NH17 is undertaken by the National Highways Authority of India.


Bonanza for Goan fishing industry
Curtains may have come down on the season this year but Goa's mechanised fishing community is in for a pleasant surprise - four 'fishing harbours'.The state governmant has decided to upgrade the four existing fishlanding jetties at Cutbona, Cortalim, Malim, Chapora into full-fledged 'fishing harbours' replete with modern cold storage facilities and other infrastructural support systems.


GSHDC to have own ripening chamber
The Goa State Horticultural Development Corporation will soon be able to boast of its own 'modern fruit ripening chamber'. The corporation last month issued tenders inviting consultants to prepare a report on the estimate for the project. According to Corporation chairman Deepak Dhavlikar, the corporation already has the space and a shed at Chimbel but only technical help is found waiting. "We have all necessary material to ripen fruit," said the chairman. Every year the 'king of fruits' mango makes its way into the Goan market despite the fact the high rates dig holes in the common man's pocket. This despite the common knowledge that the fruits in the market are often chemically ripened. Not just mangoes but also bananas are chemically ripened possibly affecting the health of the people, who consume it. [GT]


Raincoats, exercise books to students coupons provided to schools
The process of providing coupons for procuring raincoats to students of class I and III besides exercise books to the students of class II, III and IV studying in the government primary as well as private aided schools, has started. The coupons have been made available at the ADEI office, Margao. Sources from the office of education department at Margao said that schools are being provided coupons as per the requirements of the students so that they can approach the notified shops and get the raincoats, exercise books etc. [NT]


Rampaging sea threatens beaches, coastal houses in Canacona
Monsoons may be yet to fully hit the State, but the Arabian Sea has certainly blown to its abnormality at this time of the year, threatening the existence of beaches and some coastal houses in Canacona taluka. For the last four days, rains have eluded Canacona taluka, but this has not averted the sea rampage on the entire sea coast, almost threatening the very survival of beaches. Arabian Sea has gone wild enough and exceptionally violent in Canacona, as huge waves have already begun to pound the shore causing extensive sand erosion, especially during high tide on most of the beaches, informed sources. According to reports, beaches at Agonda, Colomb, Patnem, Gagibaga and Talpona are threatened with anticipation of severe sand erosions. [H]


Mangoes Ripened Using Harmful Chemical widely sold in Goan Markets
Mangoes treated with the hazardous chemicals enter the Goan market on a large scale without hindrance or check. The food and drugs officials are in a deep slumber while the mangoes ripened artificially with harmful chemical Calcium carbide are openly sold in Vasco and other Goan markets.
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Fishing ban in Goa set to kick in from June 15
Posted: 11 Jun 2010 09:15 AM PDT |

The 45-day monsoon fishing ban will come into force along the entire western coast of India from June 15. It will last till July 31. Goa fisheries director S C Verenkar told TOI that all the four major fishing jetties in Goa - Chapora, Malim, Cutbona and Vasco - will be sealed, thus grounding about 850 fishing trawlers across the state. Fuel pumps at the jetties will also be sealed and oil companies have been asked not to supply diesel to these pumps during the period. Verenkar said the coastal police has been asked to keep vigil on major fish landing centres in Goa and that the coast guard has also been requested to assist in the enforcement of the ban. The fishing ban applies to all mechanized fishing vessels or trawlers and also to canoes fitted with outboard motors of over 10 horsepower.


Goa gets 2nd airport; Greater Noida next?
11 Jun 2010, ET Bureau | From:

NEW DELHI: The government has approved setting up of a greenfield international airport in Goa, relaxing the 150 km minimum separation norms. The move would pave the way for similar airports projects near cities, such as Delhi, that are beginning to face air congestion.


Spanish wines now in Goa News/Spanish-wines-now-in-Goa/33006.html

Stockholm Distillers and Vinters Pvt Ltd has launched a new range of wines at the hands of Remo Fernandes at Solar dos Colacos, Ribandar on Sunday.

News Clips from India

UK to inquiry into misuse of India education aid
Agencies Posted online: Mon Jun 14 2010, 15:08 hrs

London: Britain has launched an inquiry into reports that millions of pounds of aid for education and the 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan', has disappeared into the depths of corruption without any benefit to the poor children the aid was intended for.


Non-Resident Indians can vote only if present in India
Monday, June 14, 2010 -

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS):  The NRI voting rights bill is likely to be passed in the monsoon session of parliament but there is no possibility of postal ballots for Non-Resident Indians (NRI), says Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi.


India economy grew 8.6 per cent in March quarter, best in 2 years
The Associated Press | 01 June 2010 05:57

MUMBAI, India - A rebound in manufacturing drove India's economic growth to 8.6 per cent for the March quarter, the best in two years and a sign that Asia's third-largest economy is returning to pre-crisis levels of expansion.


Monsoon cheers up rice growth
Jun 11th, 2010

India’s monsoon delivered normal rainfall in the past week, boosting prospects of higher farm output and lower inflation, and encouraging India to further relax curbs on rice exports.