Newsletter. Issue 19. September 11, 2010


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Pope’s visit: British Church struggles
Posted By cninewsletter On August 30, 2010

As Benedict XVI’s arrival in Britain on 16 September draws ever closer, the list of those attacking him grows longer, writes Peter Stanford in the Guardian website.

US issues aid warning in Pakistan
Chris Brummitt, The Associated Press | 25 August 2010 09:28

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan will have to demonstrate it can spend relief funds transparently and well if it wants more help in rebuilding after its massive floods, the U.S. aid chief said, as officials in the northwest vowed Wednesday to stop banned Islamist groups from helping victims.

Peel board students, staff fundraise to send hope to Pakistan

Board asks government to extend deadline for school donations to be matched

TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - The Peel District School Board has set Sept. 21 as Toonie Tuesday to send hope to Pakistan. Many Peel board schools are participating in the voluntary campaign and funds raised will support UNICEF's relief efforts. The board has sent a letter to the government requesting the deadline be extended so that schools are able to have their donations matched.


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Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa
Published on: September 5, 2010 - 23:20 |
By Nandkumar Kamat

This week with the rest of western India, Goa would be celebrating a major Hindu festival–Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha has become a national icon.

Places and Things

Opening the Third Eye: Goan History after Into the Diaspora Wilderness
Excerpt from:
Jason Keith Fernander | Monday, August 30, 2010

Opening the Third Eye: Goan History after Into the Diaspora Wilderness
This column last week challenged the notion of Goa Indica as being an incomplete cliché, incapable of capturing the nuances of Goa’s history. Because it sought to do battle with the idea of Goa Dourada, an idea promoted by Portuguese imperialism, the contours of Goa Indica are suffocatingly nationalistic. Manifesting in local rhetoric, Goa Indica had to deny the Portuguese impact, and look for an independent Goan identity prior to the Portuguese. As a result, it fell into the Indian nationalist trap of looking at history from a brahmanical point of view. This ignored, almost entirely, the history and experience of the non-dominant sections of Goan society, especially those Catholic groups that were the non-dominant (or subaltern).


Brampton's Sheridan College launching course in Sanskrit
Wednesday September 1 2010 | By S
unil Rao

"We took the world's oldest language, Sanskrit, and the world's newest language, Java, to make our free downloadable online tutorial to teach Sanskrit," Sudhir Kaicker told Focus.

P A Nazareth's Book on Gandhi to be Released in Mangalore
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (VA)

Mangalore, Sep 4: The third edition of ‘Gandhi’s Outstanding Leadership’, a book by renowned author Pascal Alan Nazareth will be released in the city at a programme jointly organized by Catholic Association of South Kanara (CASK), Rachana and the Sarvodaya International Trust at St Aloysius High School Hall on Tuesday September 7.

Little mosque heads for Canadian Arctic

1500-square-foot prefabricated mosque will serve growing Muslim population in Inuvik, Canada’s far north.

OTTAWA - A small mosque being shipped to the Arctic to serve a growing Muslim population in Canada's far north will travel 4,000 kilometers (2,485 miles) over land and water, a trip organizer said.
The number of Muslims in Inuvik, a town of 4,000 inhabitants in the Northwest Territories, has grown steadily in recent years to about 80 and they no longer fit in an old three-by-seven-meter (10-by-23-feet) caravan used until now for prayers.

Cambodians see growth in organic vegetables
Posted By jessy On August 26, 2010 @ 6:13 pm In Features

A project to encourage villagers to grow their own organic food supply and increase their family income, has been a huge success, Caritas Cambodia says.

News Clips from Goa

BJP begins State-wide meets to expose govt
With an eye on the forthcoming assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has begun state-wide meetings to expose the Congress-led government in the State.

Free insulin will go long way in controlling diabetes in state: Mondal
Dr A K Mondal, a renowned nephrologist and diabetologist based in United States has said that those suffering from diabetes should work towards maintaining healthy blood sugar level at 200 or below through medicines, like use of insulin, to avoid complications in life.

Domestic violence against women pervades Goan society
The chairperson of Goa State Commission for Women, Ms Ezilda Sapeco and a member of the commission, Ms Beena Shantaram Naik have said that domestic violence against women is prevalent in all strata of Goan society, despite the existence of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

Lady officers ideal for probing domestic violence, feel BDOs
The Block Development Officers (BDOs) who have been entrusted with the work of looking after women-related cases, especially cases pertaining to domestic violence, feel that special women protection officers should be employed to look into such cases as the complainants who comprise of women would be more forthcoming when discussing their problems with women. Women who suffer from problems liked forced sexual intercourse, husband’s extramarital affairs, verbal abuses, beating and nagging feel uncomfortable in sharing such private information with the BDOs, who are mostly males. However, these complainants could be cooperative when discussing their problems with female protection officers, feel the BDOs. [NT]

Ore stolen, sold back to Sesa, charges Parrikar
Endorsing claims about rampant illegal mining, Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar on Friday alleged that mining ore from Sesa Goa is being stolen and sold back to the Company. “I don’t know whether Prasun Mukherjee (MD, Sesa Goa Ltd) will know that nearly two per cent of Sesa mining ore is stolen and sold back to them…” he said at a two-day seminar on ‘Mining and Human Rights Violation’ at Dona Paula. The MD replying to the statement asserted that Sesa Goa had made several efforts to halt illegal mining trade. “There may be stealing going on. Whenever we have caught such (illegal) cargo, we faced issues while perusing the matter…we do not procure stolen mining ores…there are issues to pursue the matter,” he said without getting into details. [H]
6 cattle electrocuted
Six cattle, including four buffaloes and two bulls, were electrocuted near ITI, Tuem, on Saturday night. According to locals, the incident occurred when the cattle came in contact with a live electricity wire, which had snapped and fallen on the ground. Locals, who were at the site during the incident, immediately contacted Pernem electricity department officials, who rushed to the site. Pernem Police conducted panchanama. The cattle owners are yet to be identified and Pernem police are investigating.

Bad news for Portuguese passport holders
Run the risk of losing voting rights

Herald Reporter | Margao, Aug 30

Are you a Portuguese passport holder, but your name continues to be enrolled on the electoral rolls, hold on.

You now run the risk of losing your voting right or losing membership of any elected body, if any, as the Foreigners Branch has submitted a detailed list of Goan Portuguese passport holders for action under the laws in force.

National project to help crops fight climate change
Sep 5, 2010,

PANAJI: In the near future, Goa could avail of funds under the national agriculture innovation project to tide over instances of saline water entering agricultural land. The project, which is aimed at making farming more resilient to climate change, could also apply to the state as salinity in its seven major rivers is likely to increase due to a rise in temperatures.

Banking facilities for 41 villages
TNN, Sep 5, 2010,

PANAJI: Forty-one Goan villages which presently lack banking facilities will be brought under the banking system in accordance with the announcement made by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee in the budget speech.

Goa Breathtaking waterfalls of Canacona
By Albert Fernandes | Posted: 05 Sep 2010 | Courtesy: Navhind Times

Normally, the rains prevent people from indulging in outdoors activities. But if you come to the enchanting waterfall, called ‘Bamonbuddo’, you are bound to be smitten by its beauty so much so that the monsoons will not come in your way of trekking to beautiful sights like these. Seated at the feet of Ambheghat, in Gaondongrem, Canacona, this waterfall is a wonderful spot where hundreds of picnickers, both locals and tourists in Goa, vist, especially at this time of the year.

News Clips from India

Pakistan Bishops Deliver Aid To Flood Victims
Posted By pramual On August 27 2010

Catholic and Protestant leaders in Pakistan have joined forces to deliver in person much needed aid supplies to flood victims.

India - Rain 2% below normal in June-August
Newswire18 / New Delhi August 31, 2010,

The country has received 691.9 mm rains so far, with the deficit in the current monsoon season widening slightly to 2 per cent, from 1 per cent last week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

India's economy expands 8.8 per cent in fiscal first quarter, fastest growth rate in nearly three years
By Himendra Mohan Kumar, Staff Reporter | Published: September 1, 2010 | Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: India's economy expanded 8.8 per cent in the fiscal first quarter, its fastest growth rate in nearly three years on the back of strong manufacturing growth and better farm output.

India’s Engineering giants gear to set up nuclear projects
P B Jayakumar / Mumbai August 31, 2010, 2:02 IST

With passage of the nuclear liability Bill, the heavy engineering supply chain, led by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Bharat Forge Ltd (BFL), is gearing to take up the challenge ahead.

Hindu village boycotts Catholics for not praying to Hindu gods
Nirmala Carvalho

When Catholics in Magalawada (Karnataka) decided not to pray to Hindu deities, local Hindus began boycotting them. In fact, the action was motivated by local Hindu leaders’ fear of losing power. For bishop of Karwar, the boycott was caused by Catholics helping the poor and the marginalised without discrimination.

Elephants in India need increased protection

Task force recommends setting up a conservation authority as natural habitat declines

India has unveiled an ambitious plan to save its dwindling elephant population with a multi-pronged strategy, including creating new reserves. Image Credit: AP

New Delhi:
India should protect its elephant population by creating new reserves, curbing poaching and restricting development in the corridors they use to travel between forested areas, a panel recommended on Tuesday.


Mathias Athaide passed away in Toronto
Thu Sep 23 07:30:01

Your prayers are requested for MATHIAS (MATT) ATHAIDE, (formerly of Grindlays Bank Ltd, Karachi), passed away in Toronto on September 21, 2010.  He leaves behind his wife Carmen Athaide and his three daughters.

 Visitation at Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Shepherd Avenue East (Sheppard and Warden Ave), Friday September 24, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m a....  Read more


Dr. Cornel DaCosta
Sun Sep 19 12:00:00

By George Pinto

Dr Cornel DaCosta, husband of Nancy, father of Joanna and Jessica passed away suddenly on 10th September 2010 at King’s College Hospital, London, after suffering a heart attack.

He loved life and was known to many - as a musician, teacher, academic and writer. Above all....  Read more


Tessie Pereira,
Sun Sep 19 12:00:00

Thu 09 Sep,10 Edgware, Middlesex, UK. TERESA (Tessie) PEREIRA ,[ex-Nairobi and Navelim, Goa], passed away peacefully at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Pereira & loving mother of Nestor, Wilma & Clifford. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am Mon, 20 Sep, 10 at St Anthony's Catholic Church, 5 Garrett Rd, Edgware, Middlesex followed by burial a....  Read more


Onesimus (Oney) D'Souza
Sun Sep 19 12:00:00

D'SOUZA, Onesimus (Oney) - Passed away peacefully at Trillium Health Centre on Friday, September 10, 2010, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Teresa for 53 years. Loving father of Olinda, Odette Mendes and her husband Arnold and Gabriel D'Souza and his wife Karen. Proud grandfather of Daniel, Nathan, Erin and D....  Read more


+ Alvaro (Al) Saldanha
Sun Sep 19 12:00:00

SALDANHA, Alvaro (Al) - Passed away peacefully at home in his 69th year, just short of his 70th birthday, surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 5, 2010. Loving husband to Tica, dear father of Shaun (Loraine) and David (Angelina). Treasured grandfather of Madison, Zachary and Isabella. Devoted brother to t....  Read more



G.O.A. (Toronto) Ltd Mortgage Bondholders Meeting

A very important meeting of G.O.A. (Toronto) Limited Mortgage Bondholders is scheduled to take place on October 3, 2010. See excerpt of meeting notice below.

Many current and former G.O.A. members may be unsure if they are bondholders, and qualified to attend the meeting.  We the undersigned, think that this meeting is enormously important as it will allow the bond holders to have essential input into the governance of repayment of the bonds. It cannot be over emphasized that we have a vital stake in this matter and it is absolutely crucial that all bondholders attend this meeting. A comprehensive list of all contributors was published in the G.O.A. Silver Jubilee Brochure. Click here to view bondholders list.





55 PLUS GOAN ASSOCIATION – West GTA  Upcoming Events

Date Event Links
September 21, 2010
A Trek Around The World Click Here
October 22, 2010
Octoberfest Click Here
November 21, 2010
Ladainha Click Here
December 3, 2010
Christmas Dance Click Here
December 31, 2010
New Year's Eve Ball Click Here
January 1, 2011
January - February Caribbean Cruise Click Here
Goan Overseas Association 2010 Upcoming Events
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Sep 11, 2010
Rockin' '50s & '60s Dance Party Click here 
Sep 12, 2010
Ballroom Dancing All Ages Click here 
Sep 25, 2010
Carom & Darts Click here
October 24, 2010
Trip to Las Vegas Click here
November 6, 2010
Lend a Helping Hand (International Charitable event (replacing our World Goa Day Picnic) Click here
November 28, 2010
St.Francis Xavier, Children's X'mas Party - (TBA)  
December 31, 2010
New Year's Eve Bash  

Goan Events World Wide & Canada - 2010





Saturday September 25, 2010 CLR (Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association) 11th Annual Social Event
International Banquet Hall, Mississauga
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Saturday September 25, 2010 The Parra Association Feast of St. Anne
Dreams Convention Centre,
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Saturday November 20, 2010
Villagers of Navelim 35th Anniversary of the Navelim Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Days Hotel & Conference Centre, 1677 Wilson Avenue, Toronto
(Jane and Wilson)
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December 04, 2010
Quebec Goan Association (QGA) The St. Francis Xavier's Feast for the year 2010 will be sponsored by Lawrence, Viena, Brandon and Shawn Silveira. Details to follow :
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Health & Wellness

Be safe, be seen: back to school safety tips

THORNHILL, ON, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Start the new school year off on the right foot. "Back to school means more children will be walking and biking on our roads. CAA is urging motorists to keep a watchful eye out for kids as they return to school after Labour Day," said Leslie Rocha, Community Relations Specialist, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO).

CAA SCO tips for drivers:

  • Slow down in school zones

Reminding Parents of School Lunch Allergen Safety
August 31, 2010

OTTAWA - As children head back to the classroom, Health Canada is reminding parents of the importance of allergy awareness when packing lunches for their children. Severe allergic reactions can occur quickly and without warning, and some foods can be life-threatening to allergic children.

Natural Weight Loss With Water Works According to Research
By Jennifer Baden on August 24, 2010

Natural weight loss with just water has been discovered to work. Randomized controlled trial proves that increasing water intake is an effective way to lose weight. The zero calories in water gives the sensation of feeling partly full before one even starts eating, resulting in fewer calories consumed during the meal.

The Longer You Sit, the Shorter Your Life Span: Study
Effect was seen even when researchers factored out obesity, exercise
By Amanda Gardner | HealthDay Reporter

The more Americans engage in one of their favorite pastimes -- sitting around -- the shorter their average life span, a new study suggests.

Chemical in Plastics Found to Increase Testosterone
By Al Aquino on August 28, 2010

Bisphenol A or BPA, a chemical found in plastics has been found to increase testosterone levels in men. British researchers reported on Wednesday that men who had high levels of the chemical bisphenol A also had higher testosterone levels compared to men with lower levels of the chemical in their bodies. High amounts of BPA , about three percent of the receipts’ total weight, are present in everyday cash register receipts.

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