Newsletter. Issue 21. October 09, 2010


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XIX Commonwealth Games' opens with drums, hearts beating as one | Posted on Oct 03, 2010

New Delhi: The XIX Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony here on Sunday evening opened with the drums and hearts of India beating as one as performers from across the nation came together to leave spectators at the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and worldwide television audiences spellbound. It was India at its overwhelming best.

Canadian consumer confidence drops in September
The Canadian Press | 01 October 2010 07:22

TORONTO - The confidence of Canadians in their economic well being is being shaken by increasing uncertainty in the global economy and a slumping domestic recovery.

Indian community builds memorial to honour Canadian soldiers
Bal Krishna

Toronto, Sep 27 (PTI) A peace memorial built by the Indo-Canadian community to commemorate Canadian soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan will be unveiled here on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.

The memorial is "dedicated to the Canadian Armed Forces for their exemplary service as peacekeepers all over the world, said Ajit Someshwar of the Canadian Museum of Hindu Civilisation (CMOHC) COHMC.

Canada-India trade to surge
Wednesday September 29 2010

India's "strategic partnership" with Canada will triple bilateral trade in the next five years to $15 billion, Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Ananda Sharma said last week.

China-Africa trade to top 100 billion USD again this year 2010-10-03

BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The trade between China and African countries will rebound from a year ago and exceed 100 billion U.S. dollars again this year, according to forecast by the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).


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Church accuses Goa Government of shielding illegal mining‏
Thaindian News | October-02-10 by IANS

Panaji, Oct 2 (IANS) Accusing the Goa government of shielding illegal mining in the state, the Goa Roman Catholic Church has asked people to “awaken” and save the hills, forests and tribals residing in the hinterland.

Places and Things

Brother Andre Canonization date October 17, 2010

The Catholic Church in Canada will have another saint to call its own come this fall.

There was no doubting the holiness of Blessed André Bessette, CSC, but come Sunday, October 17th, the Miracle Man of Montreal will be officially recognized as a Saint by the universal Church.

Global Goans Convention 2010 to be held in Kuwait Nov 16-17

Goan Cultural Center to host meet

Announcing at the press briefing in Goa last week, Hon. Commissioner of NRI Affairs (Cabinet Ranking) and former Minister of External Affairs, Government of India, Eduardo Faleiro stated ‘the next annual Global Goans Convention would be held in Kuwait on Nov 16 and 17, 2010 is being organised by the Goan Cultural Centre, Kuwait during which the Vishwa Konkani Sammelan too would be held along with a cultural programme with the involvement of Konkani speaking expatriate communities of Goa and elsewhere in India”.

Statement Of Shri Eduardo Faleiro, Commissioner For Nri Affairs At His Press Briefing
Posted on GoaNet | Sun, 03 Oct 2010 19:14:23 -0700

The annual Global Goans Convention will be held in Kuwait on November 16 and 17. Our Ambassador in Kuwait, senior officials of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, leaders of the Goan community across the world as well as leaders of the Indian community in the Gulf countries will participate. The Convention is organized by the Goan Cultural Centre, Kuwait.

Kenyan born lawyer appointed to European Economic advisory body
From: KBC News | Written By:Rose Kamau/agencies, Posted: Tue, Oct 05, 2010

Kenyan-born expert on European and International Law, Dr. Rose D'Sa has been nominated by the British Government to be a UK Member of the Brussels-based advisory body, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) for a further five-year term until 2015.

The EESC is a unique EU consultative body, established in 1957 by the EEC Treaty, to involve civil society representatives from the Member States of the EU in the decision-making process.


Ektaim Zavun Ters Korumya

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The recitation of the Glorious Mystery of the Rosary in Konkani took place at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Scarborough, on Sunday, 11th April 2010

Launch of Looxcie
Posted on [Goanet] GOA SUDHAROP: George Pinto
Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:08:55 –0700

Long time Goa Sudharop financial supporter Romulus Pereira, based here in Silicon Valley, California, launched a new product "Looxcie" (hands-free video recording) this month.

Potentially a $10 billion market world-wide for this innovative technology. We wish him and the Company well.

Goa Sudharop:

PATRICK MENDES Candidate for Mississauga City Councillor - Ward 10

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News Clips from Goa

The Museum of Christian Art
The Museum of Christian Art, reputed to be the only one of its kind in whole of Asia, is located in the Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa, in the vicinity of World Heritage Monuments. The Museum which has enriched the cultural heritage and history of Goa is a project of the Archdiocese. It was originally set up with technical and financial assistance from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi, and located at the Seminary of Rachol, Salcete, Goa.

Fair price shops in state hit by shortage of food grains
The state has been hit by a shortage of food grains in its fair price shops even as there has been a hue and cry that food grains were rotting in the Food Corporation of India godowns across the country.

Concerted effort needed to boost dairy production in Goa: Ravi
The Minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Mr Ravi Naik called for joint efforts by department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services and Goa Dairy to achieve sustainable development of animal husbandry sector and enhance production of milk in the state. Goa, he said produces about 52 000 litres of milk daily and still depends on the neighbouring states to meet its requirements.

Digital cyclone alert system for Goa soon
Goa will now have a digital cyclone warning dissemination system (DCWDS), which will be operated by policemen at the police control room in Panjim. After a break of three years, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has decided to replace its old cyclone warning dissemination system (CWDS) which was based on analog.

Pilar Fathers grow drought tolerant rice at Valpoi
The Pilar Fathers have begun cultivation of the drought tolerant rice variety 'Sahbhagi Dhan' at the Zogati Nature Farm in Bhirondem-Valpoi.

Goa in Phase II of ADB coastal erosion project
The Asian Development Bank, which will lend up to $250 million (about Rs1,124 crore) for the protection of the coastline in Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra, as part of a Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Programme, has agreed to release the first tranche of the loan – of $51.6 million (Rs237 crore) – for two sub-projects in Karnataka and Maharashtra. Goa would be covered in a subsequent tranche of the loan. All project activities under the scheme are to be executed by state agencies and expected to be completed by December 2019. [H]
Wireless sets distributed to guard against cyclones
The wireless sets that connect fishermen through radar to the jetty are suddenly in fashion in what seems to be an effort to ward off the bad memories left behind by Phyan Cyclone.

Britona villagers oppose move to shift casinos
Villagers of Britona threatened to launch intensive agitation if the off-shore casinos from Panjim are shifted to Britona.

BMC chief calls for welfare of senior citizens
The chairperson of Bicholim Municipal Council, Mr Satish Gaonkar has called upon social organisations to initiate measures towards the welfare of elderly. He was speaking at the second foundation day of Baba Savaikar Seva Trust’s Second Innings, an old age care centre at Bicholim recently. Various programmes were held to mark the celebration. Earlier, Mr Gaonkar lit the lamp to mark the inauguration. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Gaonkar applauded the task of Second Innings, which, he said has set an example for other social institutions. He assured necessary cooperation for boosting the development and progress of Second Innings. [NT]
Visa issues dampening tourism prospects in Goa: TTAG
PTI | 01:10 AM,Oct 02,2010

Panaji, Oct 1 (PTI) Complex visa issues seem to be working as a dampener for the tourism industry in Goa, which is expecting to get over the three-year-long slump during this tourist season. Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) spokesman Ralf De Souza said that many foreigners find it 'problematic' to get visas to India.

Goa kicks off its handicraft promotion campaign alongside Common Wealth Games
PTI | ,Oct 05,2010

Panaji, Oct 5 (PTI) In the backdrop of Common Wealth Games (CWG), Goa has began marketing its handicraft items in the national capital through a promotional campaign at metro stations and important locations there.

Goa old & Goa new
By Martin Croucher (Travel) | 1 October 2010

According to legend, the Indian state of Goa was founded by the sage Parasurama, who stood on the Western Ghats and fired an arrow into the Arabian Sea.

Goans in Qatar celebrate Goa Day

DOHA: The Goan Welfare Association (GWA), Qatar is in full swing in their preparation for the World Goa Day celebration to be held on September 30 at the Rayyan Gardens.

News Clips from India

Persons of Indian origin will get to purchase property in India faster
Rajat Guha | Posted online: 2010-09-28 01:41:42+05:30

New Delhi - The Indian diaspora would soon have some cause for cheer. The government has decided to permit persons of Indian origin (PIO) to buy property in India without the mandatory approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It is also working on amending the current Foreign Exchange Management Act (Fema) guidelines to remove a ‘gender bias’ enabling non-residents whose mothers or grandmothers were citizens of India to buy real estate in the country. The existing rules permit only those PIOs to buy property in India whose father or grandfather were Indian citizens.

'India's rich to retain superfast growth'
Posted online: 2010-09-28

MumbaiWith the high networth individuals (HNWIs) population showing a robust growth of 33.2 per cent in the Asia-Pacific region last year, India and China are likely to remain the fastest-growing HNWI segment in the world, a report said.

India cannot help but be complex
Posted on GoaNet | By:Mervyn Lobo | Tue, 05 Oct 2010

Mervyn writes..
For those of you who missed it, here is an article that was part of a special The Toronto Star did for the opening of the Commonwealth games. Haroon Siddiqui is the most popluar journalist in Canada.

By Haroon Siddiqui
Editorial Page | The Toronto Star

Arriving in Canada in 1967, I was swept up by the Centennial, especially Expo, but was soon distressed to discover that there was no yogurt, only something called sour cream, a blob that bloated your tummy. There were few fresh green vegetables and no mangoes. No basmati rice. No coriander, cloves or cardamom. Nor saffron, which few had heard of and said it could be procured, perhaps, around Easter for the seasonal bread.

An Indian language recently went extinct. Why were we not told about it?
Posted on [Goanet-News] Goanet Reader:

Languages have their own laws of evolution, ones that are not too different from those about species. Some languages survive, grow. Others become extinct. Some merge themselves into other languages. Others combine with another, and a third is born. The history of linguistic evolution is the
history of dead languages. Humanity is a melting pot of cultures and languages are in a flux. Changes take place all the time, but most of these are not always discernible since the mutations are usually extremely slow in nature.


The new Micra is all set to be exported for hitting roads abroad

  • 1st major shipment of more than 3800 cars have been exported to Europe
  • Nissan plans to export the “Made-in-India” Micra to more than 100 countries which include European countries, Middle East & Africa region.


Mon Oct 11 12:00:00

CONCEICAO PIEDADE FERNANDES passed away peacefully on Friday October 8, 2010 at the age of 98 in Mississauga, formerly of Kampala, beloved wife of the late Anton Marie Fernandes.  Loving mother of Hazilda (Dominic), Martha (late Peter), both from London, and John (Rosie), Sebby (Bernie), Marfie (Tony), all from Toronto.  She will be sadly missed by the 14 grandchildren, 23 great grand....  Read more


Tue Oct 12 12:00:00

Funeral Notice: Matty Braganza

7 Oct: Manor Park, London, UK. MATILDA (MATTY) BRAGANZA (ex-Nairobi). Wife of the late Joseph Luis Braganza. Mother of Arthur/Ancy (Canada), Greta/Henry(Canada),late Allen/Eliza (UK), step mother to Sister Alfrida (India) and the late Tony Braganza, Grandmother to Joey, Marianne, Tania, Clinton, Russell, Dana and Cheryl. And also leaves behind four grea....  Read more


Sindi Hawkins Canada's first Indian-origin woman minister dead
Fri Oct 08 12:00:00

( Sep 24 2010 )

Vancouver: New Delhi-born Sindi Hawkins (earlier Satinder Kaur Ahluwalia), who became the first Indian-origin provincial minister in Canada, died in Calgary Tuesday after a prolonged ....  Read more



Toronto East Goan Seniors Association

Thanksgiving Message

At this time of year, it seems appropriate for me along with TEGSA Committee to convey our gratitude to the TEGSA community for their support, for the joys of getting together and patronage over the past few years.


Dear Members and Friends,

The GWS will be celebrating 16 years since inception!

We welcome you to join us in a thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday the 13th of October 2010 at Saint Jude's Chapel, Rhapta Road at 6:30pm.

Feast of St. Francis Xavier to be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church on Saturday, December 4th.

This December will mark the 10th year of the celebration of the Feast of St. Francis Xavier at the Church of St. Francis Xavier at 5650 Mavis Road, Mississauga. The feast is jointly organized by the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Xavier Council #12067, and the Friends of St. Francis Xavier, who have worked together since 2001. There will be a high Mass commencing at 10:00 am starting with a procession with the relic of St. Francis Xavier followed by a fair in the church hall after Mass.

S.O.S. Goa

Dear Fellow Goans

Depending solely on your goodwill and concern to push things forward in Goa and make progress, the pace has been painfully slow. We are a bit behind schedule but still alive and kicking!





55 PLUS GOAN ASSOCIATION – West GTA  Upcoming Events

Date Event Links
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
For Further Information:
Date Event Links
October 16, 2010
Oktoberfest 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 21, 2010
The Children's Christmas Party & Talent Competition Click here
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
Young Adults New Year's Eve Bash Click here

Goan Events World Wide & Canada - 2010





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 Antonio, Blanche Da Costa and Family
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Health & Wellness

Brazil suspends sales of diabetes drug Avandia 2010-09-30

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) announced its decision Wednesday to suspend the sales of anti-diabetes drug Avandia.

Canadians think lunch is a luxury they don't have time for, says survey
October 04, 2010

ConAgra's Healthy Choice Gourmet Steamers aim to help Canadians fit the mid day meal into their busy day

Mississauga, ON - The majority of Canadians (85%) agree lunch is an important part of healthy eating, yet one-in-five (19%) Canadians don’t have time for lunch and skip it entirely, according to a recent Angus Reid survey for ConAgra Foods Canada.

The golden rule of sleep is like sex: Get some!
Romina McGuinness | 09 August 2010 05:57

Don’t quite reach out for those sleeping pills yet. A good nights’ sleep may seem like a far-fetched idea, especially when you try and fit those precious hours of recovery into a tight schedule. Metro gets top tips and advice from sleeping coach Nick Littlehales, who helps celebrities and athletes optimize their beauty sleep.

Not all surprises are good. Are you covered?

TD Insurance Poll reveals 1 in 5 Atlantic Canadians don't know what they're covered for

TORONTO, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - Have you gone on vacation without knowing where you're staying? Perhaps you've purchased a car without knowing what features you paid for? Highly unlikely, yet according to the TD Insurance Coverage Uncovered Poll almost one-in-five (17%) Atlantic Canadians admit they're unsure or have no idea what they're covered for in their insurance policies. Fortunately, they are the most likely in Canada to say they've been pleasantly surprised to find they had more coverage than they thought (17% vs. 13% nationally).

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