Newsletter. Issue 15. July 17, 2010


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Canada facing labour shortages - Immigration can help fill the gap if done right

OTTAWA, July 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Immigrants can help to rescue Canada from a long-term slowdown in economic growth, but only if immigration policies are modernized, The Conference Board of Canada argues in an article published in the July-August 2010 edition of Policy Options.


Peel Heritage Complex Expansion underway
By Peter Criscione | June 29, 2010

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(Note: Goan Archives Canada –see plans to archive the 500 plus items of Goan heritage it has collected in the Peel Heritage Complex when the facilities open in 2012)


Prime Minister Stephen Harper Names Salma Ataullahjan. New Senator
Message on:
9 July 2010 | Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today filled a vacancy in the Senate, announcing the appointment of Salma Ataullahjan. "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Salma Ataullahjan to the Senate of Canada," said Prime Minister Harper. "A professional, artist, parent and strong activist for the South Asian community in the Greater Toronto Area, Ms. Ataullahjan brings a remarkable dedication and energy to her new role as a Senator for the Province of Ontario."


Canadian Intelligence Director Repeats Claims of Foreign Influence

OTTAWA - The director of Canada’s intelligence service told a committee in Parliament on Monday that he thinks two provincial cabinet ministers, as well as some municipal politicians and public servants, are under the influence of foreign governments.


UK Asians 'feel neglected by Church'
Story from BBC NEWS | By Dil Neiyyar

Mainstream churches in England are failing Asian Christian worshippers, according to the South Asian Forum.
The organisation was formed in March 2010 in order to better represent the views and needs of Asian Christians and to campaign on their behalf. It claims many of Britain's estimated 75,000 Asian Christians do not feel welcome in the big churches. Jagdish Singh from Wolverhampton is one of those who unsuccessfully tried to join his local church.


Uganda Bombing
By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, July 12 (Reuters) - Suspected Somali Islamists carried out two bomb attacks late on Sunday in the Ugandan capital that killed at least 64 people as they watched the World Cup final. Uganda will become an oil-producing nation in 2011, allowing it to reduce its budget dependence on foreign aid and improve poor infrastructure. East Africa's third largest economy is seen growing between 7-8 percent in 2010/11 from 5.6 percent in 2009/10.


Kenya outraged over parliament's $175K pay vote
Jason Straziuso, The Associated Press |02 July 2010 08:03

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyans have expressed outrage after members of parliament this week recommended giving themselves a $175,000 annual pay package, compensation decried as overly exorbitant in a country where farm workers earn only $40 a month.


World Cup - FIFA urged to review prices
Soccernet staff

FIFA has been accused of putting money first and pricing out ordinary fans after many matches at the World Cup failed to sell out.


Forlan wins Golden Ball as best player
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Uruguay striker Diego Forlan has been awarded the Golden Ball as the World Cup's best player, and Germany forward Thomas Mueller won the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer with five goals. Forlan was voted the most outstanding player of the tournament by accredited media after leading his team to the semifinals.


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How many times can one country come of age?
John Mazerolle | 08 July 2010 11:00

Canadians are full of it.

The media slant of this year’s Canada Day was that we are a shy country, which now — at long last — believes in itself.

What a load of hockey pucks. We’re downright delusional.

This notion that we are a country that “finally” found its national identity is a story we’ve told ourselves a dozen times.


World economic recovery driven by global imbalances
By Neil Irwin | Washington Post Staff Writer | Friday, July 9, 2010; A01

The catastrophic economic downturn that began two years ago was supposed to shake up the global economy, ending an era in which Americans consumed too much and saved and exported too little.

Places and Things

Superintendent Cyril Fernandes – Toronto Police,
Site Commander G20 Summit, Featured on Desi-News
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As site commander for the G20 summit this month, Toronto police superintendent Cyril Fernandes was busy with training at the airport at the time of this interview. The senior- most officer of South Asian origin with the Toronto Police - soon to be promoted to staff superintendent - Fernandes heads the Operational Systems Support Group, and is working to make the service more effective and efficient in areas of technology and reporting systems, overseeing a capital budget of $25 million.


David Castelino Achieves Gold Level in Duke of Edinburgh Awards

David Castelino, a second-year University of Toronto, Chemical Engineering student, was honoured with a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award of Achievement on July 5th, 2010, along with 199 other young people from across Canada. On a visit to Canada, the Duke of Edinburgh handed out the awards before leaving Toronto the following day.


Kampala Goan Institute celebrates Centenary of the founding of the Kampala Goan Institute (KGI)
By: Al Mathias

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A year in the planning, but over in what seemed to be no time at all, the three days of the KGI centenary celebrations were much anticipated and looked forward to, and absolutely thoroughly enjoyable!


Goan Swindon Association’s Third Annual Goan Summer Festival boosts community building fund
11:00am Monday 12th July 2010 | By David Wiles

THOUSANDS of revellers turned up to the third Goan Summer Festival at the County Ground athletics track on Saturday. About 3,000 people came along to the event – organised by Goan Swindon Association – to enjoy attractions, including singing, plays and traditional food.  Association president Santana Souza said: “The aim was to get together to show our culture to our neighbours.


Yodeling King Yodels Canadians - Canara Kala Saanz 2010

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Toronto Jul 11: On a sweltering July afternoon music fans from across some provinces of Canada and neighbouring states of America gathered at the Meadowvale Theatre to witness the first ever musical nite of Melwyn Peris in Canara Kala Saanz 2010.


Indian Lady Is Trinidad's Prime Minister Trinidad's PM
24 June 2010 | By Nazma Muller (BBC) | Sent by Rudy Fernandes

Barely 24 hours after she was sworn in as the first woman prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar donned a life jacket and waded into the flood waters to tour areas affected by torrential rains sweeping across the Caribbean.

News Clips from Goa

Traffic chokes Panjim
Shocking but true, around 45,865 vehicles enter Panjim while 42,145 exit the capital city everyday. The city witnesses heavy traffic jams on a day-to-day basis more so during peak hours, thanks to the lackadaisical attitude of the government in striking a balance between projects and parking facilities.


Environment ministry decides to grant special status for Goa
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests at its meeting chaired by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (Independent charge), Mr Jairam Ramesh, decided not to permit any Special Economic Zone within the Coastal Regulation Zone area in Goa and it was also decided to grant Goa ‘special status.’


Vovllik’ of the First World Konkani Cultural Convention
Poilo Vixv Konknni Sanskrutik Mahamell (The First World Konkani Cultural Convention) is being organized from November 25 to December 19, 2010 at Kalaangann, Mangalore. In this 25 days world level Konkani Cultural Festival over 60 cultural troupes from all over the world are participating. Goa being the ‘Mull Pith’ of Konkani, about 30 cultural troupes presenting all cultural forms from Goa namely folk music, tiatr, nattok, etc will be showcased in the festival. click here to read more


Titan Salvage seeks 2 weeks to cut Princess
The officials of M/s Titan Salvage, Singapore, whom the government had decided 'in principle' to award the tender to cut the grounded M V River Princess vessel at Sinquerim beach on Monday sought two weeks time to submit the details about the exact scrap value after cutting the vessel and the condition of 'no cure no pay' adopted by the Salvage operators worldwide.


Govt to undertake communidade land for afforestation too
The State Forest Department will undertake 450 hectares of government forest and communidade land for afforestation, this monsoon.


Dhangar children in state schools to get free cycles under govt scheme
After increasing the budgetary allocation to Rs 7 lakh for this academic year as against Rs 6 lakh last year, the Department of Social Welfare is in the process of distributing forms to over 200 schools spread over seven talukas for distributing free cycles to children of Gouly / Dhangar families.


Woman jumps to death from GMC after testing HIV+
A 38-year-old woman hailing from North Goa committed suicide hours after she was diagnosed with HIV. This woman was admitted in the Goa Medical College at Bambolim with fever on July 9, Deputy Superintendent of Police Deu Benaulikar informed. She was subjected to blood tests in the hospitals on her admission. The doctors Sunday evening told her she was detected with HIV. The woman who is apparently married allegedly jumped off the first floor of the GMC building at 6:30am on July 13.


Goa wants tourists to romance with rains  | June 24, 2010, 13:48 IST

Panaji: Goa's crowded beaches wear a largely deserted look during the monsoon, a scene which the state government intends to change by promoting 'raindrop tourism'.


Liberating nuns of India - Goa's Institute Mater Dei shapes a generation
Posted on:
National Catholic Reporter, Jul. 09, 2010
By Paul Wilkes, freelance writer and author of In Due Season: A Catholic Life

OLD GOA, INDIA -- It was once a place where pious and obedient nuns came to escape the world, vowing that their silence would speak beyond any words they could utter.


Giving Goan Economy a Boost
Published on: July 4, 2010 | By Mario Cabral e Sa

It is a very delicate juncture of time, when the world’s engines of growth are just about emerging out of recession. We have witnessed an almost unprecedented global economic meltdown which had taken the proportion of a crisis.

News Clips from India

Here's what is happening in India:

Written by a Pakistani journalist about India ....... Must forward to all Indians! without hatred
Posted on Goanet – July 14, 2010

Capital suggestion
By Dr Farrukh Saleem

Imagine, 12 percent of all American scientists are of Indian origin; 38 percent of doctors in America are Indian; 36 percent of NASA scientists are Indians; 34 percent of Microsoft employees are Indians; and 28 percent of IBM employees are Indians.

The two Ambani brothers can buy 100 percent of every company listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) and would still be left with $30 billion to spare. The four richest Indians can buy up all goods and services produced over a year by 169 million Pakistanis and still be left with $60 billion to spare. The four richest Indians are now richer than the forty richest Chinese.


Indians in US, other nations to get tax concession
Updated on Sunday, July 04, 2010, 12:08 IST

New Delhi: It is what you may call charity with benefit.

Indians, staying in the US, could in next three months avail tax concession on the money they will spend on social welfare projects at their native places in India.


Indian government seeks $143M from Canada over 1914 immigrant ship incident

The Punjab state government in India is seeking close to $150 million from Canada for turning back a shipload of South Asians, mostly Sikhs, from Vancouver nearly a century ago.


Time Magazine apologises to Indian-Americans for racial article
PTI, Jul 7, 2010, 12.01pm IST

WASHINGTON: 'Time' magazine has apologised to Indian-Americans following the publication of a column by journalist Joel Stein which offended and outraged the large community, especially those in New Jersey.


Indian-origin Raj Bagri quits UK House of Lords
PTI, Jul 7, 2010, 05.16pm IST

LONDON: Lord Raj Bagri, the Indian-origin Conservative peer, has resigned from the House of Lords, becoming the fifth member to quit to avoid becoming a resident in the UK for tax purposes.


Ford India to hire 1000 people to meet Figo demand
05 Jul 2010

Car maker Ford India on Monday commenced export of its latest small car - Figo, to South Africa as part of its plan to make India an export hub. The company will also hire 1,000 people for its Chennai facility by the end of this year.