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Commonwealth Games New Delhi

The Commonwealth Games are held every four years in which all the member nations and territories of the Commonwealth of Nations participate in a multi-sport event which features competitions involving thousands of elite athletes. The Commonwealth Games are one of the world’s largest multi-sport events.

Goans in Canada: A likely tourism market
Andrew Pereira, TNN, Sep 14, 2010

Panaji: A 40,000-strong Goan population in Canada is being looked at as a potential tourism market by the state government. Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) officials travelled last month to North America where they convened meetings with around 88 tour operators to explore the feasibility of opening a new tourism market for the state.

Canadian economy’s natural ‘cruising speed’ has slowed from its traditional 3 percent pace

TORONTO -- The Canadian economy is coming off a “sugar high” from stimulus measures as well as the unleashing of pent-up consumer and business demand, and is now showing signs of a maturing recovery according to the most recent forecast by TD Economics ( This will result in a more subdued pace of growth averaging about 2 percent in 2011, marking a downward revision of a half percentage point from the TD Economics June forecast.

Caritas Pakistan’s Response to Flood Emergency in Pakistan 2010

The heavy rains which began in the mountainous northwest six weeks ago moved slowly down the country toward the coast in the south, washing away swathes of rich farmland and destroying more than one million homes

Vatican declares Pope's visit to Britain a success
Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press | 19 September 2010 07:31

Pope praises courage of those who fought the Nazis

Pope Benedict XVI beatified Cardinal John Henry Newman at an open-air Mass on Sunday and marked the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a personal reflection on the evil of the Nazi regime, praising those who "courageously" resisted it.

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Expect house prices to slide 7% next year, TD warns
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Home sales rise in August
Canada's real estate market did better than expected in August as sales rose for the first time since March. Sales of existing homes rose 4.1 per cent from July, the Canadian Real Estate Association said today. So far this year, CREA said, sales are up 2.2 per cent compared to the first eight months of 2009. B.C. and Ontario led the July increase. Resale prices fell to $324,928 in August from $330,351 in July, CREA said, and are now 6.3 per cent lower than the record levels they reached in May. What's the outlook? Here are three views:


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Goa Government’s Flawed Priorities
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:33:22 +0530 | From:

We all know that the Digambar Kamat government has, for long, misplaced priorities. It has always been able to find a way to squander money. The Chief Secretary and other officers are duty bound to audit the plans and schemes the politicians want formulated. Every paisa from the State exchequer needs to be well spent and duly accounted for. It is very surprising that bureaucrats today do not by way of fiscal responsibility raise any queries or objections on public money going down the drain. An example at hand is the “Know Goa Programme”.

Building consensus without watering down results
By Tom Fox - September 9, 2010

I received a couple of interesting questions from readers about effective collaboration and anticipating change.

Collaboration is critical to effective operations in an inter-agency environment, but I have found that consensus too often leads to mediocrity. How do you avoid watering things down while reaching agreement on an issue?

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Cardinal Newman's life of prayer, study, sacrifice
Written by Sheila Dabu Nonato, The Catholic Register Sunday, 19 September 2010 00:00

Portrait of John Henry Newman by John Everett Millais, 1881

TORONTO - He endured permanent estrangement from most of his relatives after converting to Catholicism and faced suspicions from some of his fellow bishops. But these crosses couldn’t dim the light of faith that guided Cardinal John Henry Newman in living out his ministry as scholar, preacher and teacher.

Fr. Raymond de Souza joins Catholic Register team
Written by Catholic Register Staff Friday, 17 September 2010

The Catholic Register is pleased to welcome Fr. Raymond de Souza to our stable of talented columnists. Fr. de Souza, whose debut column appears on Page 19 of this issue, has established his credentials as an accomplished journalist while writing for several publications over the past decade. He is a regular contributor to The National Post and a past Rome correspondent for the U.S.-based National Catholic Register. “I have admired his writing for a long time,” said Catholic Register publisher and editor Jim O’Leary. “Fr. de Souza is not afraid to tackle difficult issues and write about them in a clear, concise manner. We are delighted that he has agreed to join our team.”

Book on the history of Konkani films- Konknni Cholchitram- released in Goa

Konknni Cholchitram a new book on the history of Konkani films was released in Goa at the Hotel Mandovi, Panaji, on Tuesday, Sept 21

The book sponsored by Goa Sudharop was unveiled at the hands of Ibonio D'Souza - Executive Director, Goa Sudharop, with author Isidore Dantas present to autograph copies.

Indian Films at the Toronto International Film Festival
Uma Da Cunha (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 09, 2010)

The 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) offers a vantage view of the many-layered splendors of Indian cinema. It lauds a trio of first time directors (Kiran Rao, Aamir Bashir and Sidharth Srinivasan). The very first day heralds the unfurling of an Aamir Khan production, the closing Indian film being the latest work by the path-breaking Anurag Kashyap.


Canada: Mangalorean Association of Canada Celebrates Monti Fest with Festive Enthusiasm
From Ronald D'Souza | Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Canada, Sep 15: The Mangalorean Association of Canada (MAC) in association with Canara World Foundation Inc (CWF) celebrated the birth of our Virgin Mary and the harvest festival with sincere devotion and a quiet splendour in the midst of 450 devoted Catholics at St Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Mississauga here.

Mumbai: Great city, terrible place
Posted on:GoaNet by Eric Pinto | Tue, 14 Sep 2010

Great city, terrible place....... Charles Correa

Excerpted from A Place in the Shade, a new book of essays on the changing landscape of cities by Charles Correa. Penguin India, 246 pages, Rs1,199.


Züm launched in Brampton
September 17, 2010

An enthusiastic crowd gathered at the official launch of Züm, Brampton’s new bus rapid transit system that will start rolling along Queen Street East this Monday. Ontario Transportation Minister Kathleen Wynne was joined by Dufferin-Caledon MP Dave Tilson, who was representing the federal government, the laud the city for its “integrated and visionary thinking”.

News Clips from Goa

Goa's Feni gets a makeover; marketed abroad
Economic Times

GOA: Goans now have one more reason to say cheers. Feni, the state drink brewed from ripe cashew apples and coconut that is gaining popularity among.

Goans promote Joseph Vaz canonization online
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Goan Catholics are joining an online campaign to promote the canonization of the “Apostle of Sri Lanka” Blessed Joseph Vaz, who was of Goan origin. Click here to read more

Vanxim Diver win Gulf Goans Cup - AVC Kuwait creates history

By Team Mangalorean Barcelona CCCF Vanxim Divar won the inaugural Gulf Goans Cup 2010 in Dubai by defeating Varca SC Al Ansari in the finals.

Arabic Crash Course to be offered for Goan Gulf Job Aspirants
Higher Education In India (press release)

Panaji: On Wednesday ie on September 15, 2010, Eduardo Faleiro, the Commissioner of Goa's Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Cell, has said that a crash course would.

Farmers worried as rains may hit state’s bumper crop
After an exceptionally good monsoon, farmers are now hoping for dry weather even as a bumper crop is expected this harvesting season. The meteorological department, however, has predicted more rains as there is no sign of the south-west monsoon withdrawing yet. The director of Agriculture, Mr Satish Tendulkar said, “This year we expect a very good harvest because of good monsoon; however, we need a dry spell in the days to come. Harvesting should start within the next 8-10 days if the dry spell continues. The water in the fields should completely disappear, especially in the coastal areas of Salcete, Bardez and Tiswadi.” [NT]
Govt seeks to hijack Goa’s heritage
The heritage of our beautiful State is in deep peril. The Goa Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2010 has placed the 51-odd heritage sites and monuments under the purview of the Goa State Archaeology Dept in a highly vulnerable situation. The Amendment of Section 2 of the existing Goa, Daman and Diu Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, which was passed in 1978 by the Shashikala Kakodkar-led Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) government, is the main cause for concern. [H]
We’ve to knock on temple, church doors for land: MP
The Bhartiya Janata Party today said that non-availability of land donors for the Member of Parliament Local Area Developmental funds (MPLAD) projects has compelled parliamentarians to depend on religious institutions. North Goa MP Shripad Naik at a press briefing today told reporters that religious institutions like temples and churches were making lands available for MPLAD projects without any difficulty. “Funds are not used for religious purpose but we are forced to secure their lands to construct community halls,” Naik who is a member of MPLAD committee of the Centre said. [H]
Salim Ali sanctuary is home to rare bird
It is a well-known fact that beauty of Goa has been an attraction to the people from all over the continent but it now has been revealed that even the avians seem to be attracted to the state and a classic example of this is seen in the form of Adjutant Stork, a huge migratory bird, which has made Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary its home and is seen there throughout the year. According to the information provided by Mr Debendra Dalai, deputy conservator of forests (wildlife and eco-tourism), this rare bird has become a resident of the Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary over the last several years and could be seen during any part of the year. [NT]
Govt employees firm on strike
All Goa Government Employees Association today declared that they will go ahead with their indefinite strike from September 22 if their demands of upgradation of pay scales are not met by the Government. Addressing a press conference GGEA President M L Shetkar, who was accompanied by Secretary John Nazareth, said if a notification announcing parity in pay scales is not issued by tomorrow, they would proceed on an indefinite strike from September 22. Making a case against selective upgradation adopted by the Government, the GGEA had met Chief Minister Digambar Kamat earlier, Shetkar said. [H]
Goan Crazy - New Delhi: The Season is upon us. From Anjuna to Arpora, Baga to Colva, let the madness begin.
Venita Coelho Posted online: Sun Sep 19 2010, 13:55 hrs

The circus is coming to town! It’s official, the “Season” is nearly upon us. At Calangute, the roofs are being refurbished, chairs painted, table cloths aired and signs saying ‘Food is Ready’ being painted. Tourist season is around the corner. This is when the charter flights arrive, and locals take a deep breath to brace for the madness.

News Clips from India

U.S. issues travel alert to India for upcoming Commonwealth Games
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) - The U.S. Department of State on Wednesday alerted U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in India to safety and security issues as the 2010 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to begin in one month.

Commonwealth Games men’s hockey competition
Dreaming on amid chaos
B Shrikant | Mumbai, September 15, 2010

If the World Cup and Champions Trophy are overlooked, the Commonwealth Games men’s hockey competition is one of the toughest events, going by the rankings of the participating countries. Six of the top 10 teams, as per the latest FIH rankings’ list, will be there in Delhi next month, adding to the sheen of the mega event.

Miscreants set church on fire in Pakistan
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Karachi, Sept 19 (ANI): Some miscreants in Shah Latif Town of Pakistan allegedly set a church on fire, fuelling a wave of anger and tension among Christians residing in that area.

Bamboo can help save ecology: Says India’s Vice-president
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Kohima, Sep 18 (IANS) Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Saturday said the importance of bamboo has increased in the backdrop of global concerns of ecology and environment and the looming threat of global warming and climate change.

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Tony Curtis dies aged 85
Thu Sep 30 08:02:20

Actor Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85.
Mike Murphy, the coroner of Clark County, Nev., said the actor died of cardiac arrest at 9:25 p.m. local time Wednesday at his Las Vegas area home.

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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.

The Goan Overseas Association Toronto announces this year's
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October 22, 2010
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December 3, 2010
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December 31, 2010
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January 1, 2011
January - February Caribbean Cruise Click Here
Goan Overseas Association 2010 Upcoming Events
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September 25, 2010
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September 26, 2010
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October 16, 2010
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October 24, 2010
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November 6, 2010
Lend a Helping Hand (International Charitable event (replacing our World Goa Day Picnic) Click here
November 21, 2010
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November 28, 2010
St. Francis Xavier, Children's X'mas Party - (TBA) Click here
December 31, 2010
New Year's Eve Bash  Click here
December 31, 2010
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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
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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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Indian Citizenship Renunciation Certificate for foreign citizens
Late news - The rule has been amended !! please read on...
Mon, 20 Sep 2010

A recent rule from Government of India regarding overseas Indians may affect a lot of us. If you are an Indian Citizen with a valid Indian Passport, you have no issue and you can ignore this information.

Paid work during school year hinders students' studies, say professors

Student work is increasing at same time professors warn that students are less prepared Professors strongly support expansion of remedial programs at universities

TORONTO, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - University students working during the school year are hindering their academic success, according to the results of a recent questionnaire sent to Ontario university faculty and librarians. Sixty-four per cent of respondents agreed that paid work during the academic year hindered academic achievement. In addition, 33 per cent of respondents said that the amount of paid work outside the classroom has increased over the past year.

Canadians Join Millions Worldwide To Stand Up Against Poverty

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OTTAWA, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Canadians are joining millions of people around the world at "Stand Up" events this week (September 17-19) calling on world leaders to meet their promises to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are a set of eight ambitious targets aimed at significantly reducing global poverty and disease by 2015.

Time to ditch the non-stick cookware
Lindsay Coulter | 13 September 2010 09:00

Is there such a thing as a safe non-stick pan?
Mary, Ottawa

There are safer alternatives to frying pans and cookware coated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) - a key chemical found in Teflon. Try cooking with stainless steel, glass, ceramic or cast iron instead. Dupont, one of the eight major manufacturers of PFOA, plans to phase out the chemical by 2015. The good news is that you can start now. And you should.

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