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Each November, Poppies blossom on the lapels and collars of over half of Canada’s entire population. The Poppy also stands internationally as a “symbol of collective reminiscence”, as other countries have also adopted its image to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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Canada to maintain high immigration levels:
Says, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney 
Wednesday November 3 2010

Canada will maintain high immigration levels to help sustain the economic recovery, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced while tabling the annual immigration plan in Parliament this week.

Mainstream GTA retailers goes ethnic, but diversity leaves retailers scratching their heads
Wednesday November 3 2010 | By SUNIL RAO

Mainstream retailers are increasingly detouring into the ethnic markets as the new GTA mainstream, but also keep finding themselves nonplussed by the diversity within this demographic, says a new Ryerson University study.

Virgin Mary seen to smile, weep, violate bylaw
Published: November 01, 2010 6:54 p.m. | Last modified: November 01, 2010 7:08 p.m.

WINDSOR, Ont. - The owner of a Virgin Mary statue that she says smiles during the day and weeps at night has been ordered to either get a permit for the structure housing it, or remove it.


Is Melbourne becoming another Kampala for Indians?
Posted on GoaNet | By: Gabe Menezes | Mon, 01 Nov 2010 | Yudhvir Rana, TNN, Nov 1, 2010, 05.51pm IST

AMRITSAR: More than 30,000 Indians have left Melbourne in past one year due to incessant race attacks, harsher visa norms for Indian students and denial of permanent residency to them, Gautam Gupta, the spokesperson of the Federation of Indian Students in Australia (FISA), said.

Indian group wants to revive asbestos mine in Canada
The Canadian Press | 12 October 2010 10:25

MONTREAL - An Indian consortium has made an offer to buy one of Canada's last remaining asbestos mines and extend its life.


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Insecure in Australia - Goan student brutally attacked
Published on: October 30, 2010 - 01:17

Just when everything seemed calm and dreary news from Australia was reduced to a trickle and India was beginning to repose its trust in law enforcing agencies Down Under, a Goan student in Noble Park, Melbourne was brutally attacked by two Australians.

The Digital Prophet
Posted By jessy On October 22, 2010
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The Catholic Church should be a proactive communicator standing for justice and truth in the digital era.

Modern youngsters spend a lot of time accessing new media like the Internet, smart phones, 3G and computer-based devices, as well as social networks such as Facebook.

The "national" media "rediscovers" Goa...
From: on behalf of Goanet
News Sent: October 29, 2010 3:56:15 PM |
From the editor-in-chief | Aroon Purie October 29, 2010

I first went to Goa 39 years ago on my honeymoon. Yes, it makes me feel ancient but I saw a pristine Goa in all its natural beauty without the hordes and the back-to-back hotels and restaurants which today crowd the beach front. We stayed in a beach shack-type hotel on Calangute beach called Souza Lobo which had no running water. The room rent, believe it or not, was Rs 7 per night. Today Goa is the most sought after three-letter word in global tourism. The state is now packed with a wide variety of hotels, including famous international chains and the beaches are littered with restaurant shacks. Popular tourist areas are so crowded that they have turned into urban slums even as land values have skyrocketed. Goa receives 27 lakh domestic tourists and nearly four lakh foreigners every year, many of whom just stay on.

People Places and Things

"Let us storm heaven to get at least one miracle approved"
Excerpt from message by Fr. Hilario Fernandes, sfx.
Vice-Postulator, Cause of Ven. Fr Agnelo, Pilar Goa.

November 20th 2010 will mark the 83rd death anniversary of Ven. Agnelo D’Souza. To mark this event a Novena and a celebration of the Day of Ven Agnelo will take place in Pilar Goa from November 10th-20th, 2010. These prayer are being held to invoke a miracle needed to further the process of his Canonization.

Goan-Calgarian, Melissa D'Souza making News!
Goanet A-C-E! | Thu, 28 Oct 2010 21:08:07 -0700

Melissa D'Souza, a Goan living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada wrote and sang a song called "Rise Up Calgary!" for the 2010 Calgary Municiapl Elections to inspire Calgarians to RISE UP and VOTE!
Calgary has in the past had a very poor voter turnout for Municipal elections. The last elections recorded a 33% voter turnout which was lower than previous elections. The turnout this year was 53% as compared to 32.9 % in the 2007 General Election. Melissa has been credited in part for this. The song was produced by Melissa's husband, Earl Fernandes a music producer with an extensive career in the Bollywood industry. Melissa performed her song "Rise Up Calgary!" around Calgary, for mayoral debates, Campaign Launches and other events around Calgary. She was interviewed by Global TV, CTV, CBC Radio and SHAW TV.

Mohammed, the most favourite name in UK
Press Trust Of India

London: Oliver is often considered to be the most common British name for baby boys, but according to latest official statistics Mohammed, in all its various spellings, is now the favourite name for new-born boys in England and Wales.

Let Aquino date women, says Filipino archbishop
Source: | Posted By jessy On October 27, 2010

A retired archbishop said Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, a bachelor, should be allowed to date women to marry his dream girl.

China claims fastest supercomputer title
The Associated Press | 28 October 2010 08:10

BEIJING, China - A leading Chinese research centre has built the world's fastest supercomputer, an industry announcement said Thursday, underscoring the country's rise as a science and technology powerhouse.

At Rs 16cr, ($3.6 million) costliest car of the world, Bugatti Veyron, drives into India
Pankaj Doval, TNN, Oct 29, 2010, 07.17am IST

New Delhi: It is the ultimate in exclusivity and holds an aspirational value, even for the growing list of billionaires in India. Bugatti Veyron, the fastest and perhaps the most expensive car in the world, debuted with a jaw-dropping ex-showroom price tag of Rs 16 crore, making India the only market globally to sell the world's cheapest (Nano) and the most expensive car.

News Clips from Goa

Security measures in place for safe Diwali
The state authorities have made elaborate arrangements to ensure that no untoward incident takes place in any part of the state during the Diwali celebrations which begin with the burning of Narkasur effigies during the night intervening Thursday-Friday.

Rains may dampen Diwali festivities
After rains washed out the ODI at Fatorda, Diwali celebrations too are under rain threat with State Met Department predicting showers for next three days.

Against all odds, Navy restores damaged runway
Over 210 hours after an Indian Oil bowser toppled and spilt 6000 litres of aviation turbine fuel on runway 0826 at Dabolim Airport, the Navy completed the repair works of the damaged runway on Saturday at about 6.30 pm.

NRGs to go on electoral rolls
There is some good news to the Goans working abroad as the Election Commission (EC) has finally taken a decision to register their names in the electoral rolls.

CM urges women to avail benefit of govt schemes
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat appealed to the women to avail maximum benefit of schemes launched by the Government, so as to accomplish the vision of former Prime Minister of India, late Indira Gandhi, to improve the living conditions of all women and ensure their empowerment.

Team of Indian scientists leaves for the South Pole
An eight member Indian team yesterday left from Goa on an expidition to explore climatic changes in the frozen depths of the Antarctic region over the past 1,000 years.

Poaching in wildlife sanctuaries has reduced substantially: DoF
The department of forest has found that the incidents as regards hunting as well as poaching in wildlife sanctuaries around the state has substantially reduced since implementation of a special Patrolling Plan, a year ago.

The inevitable reality of living with terror in India
TNN, Oct 31, 2010, 01.37am IST

Goa: On Thursday morning commuters in Goa were subjected to a security check by law-enforcing authorities in different parts of Goa. Long queues of vehicles were witnessed on the roads at certain places. It took almost 45 minutes to cross the Mandovi bridge. Everyone was suspicious. The first thought that came to the minds of many commuters was whether there had been a terror attack warning sounded in Goa.

Wendell Rodricks showcases colours of Goa 
Posted Goa Blog |Posted: 26 Oct 2010

Designer Wendell Rodricks unveiled his latest Kunbi tribe collection on the second day of Will Lifestyle India Fashion Week. The collection displays the ethnicity of a group of people who have almost remained hidden in today’s society. The Kunbi saree has perhaps been the biggest revelation of the
Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week so far. The Goan designer has created something out of the box, something totally unique which people not only in Goa will wear but even saree lovers around the world will appreciate the very first Goan made saree.

Highways minister Kamal Nath and Goa chief minister Digamber Kamat were trying to "loot" the state, Goa’ Leader of Opposition says.
PTI, Oct 28, 2010,

PANAJI: BJP on Thursday alleged that Union transport and highways minister Kamal Nath and Goa chief minister Digamber Kamat were trying to "loot" the state through the land acquisition process for the proposed national highway project.

Indian Navy sorties cut down to accommodate civilian flights in Goa
PTI | 06:10 PM,Oct 28,2010

Panaji, Oct 28 (PTI) With the Goa airport runway temporarily shortened due to oil spill, the Indian Navy has cut down its training sorties to make more time for civilian aircrafts to operate.

Sounding out Goan cover bands
Remo’s offer to reward originality
By Cecil Pinto | Sun, 24 Oct 2010 07:22:44 -0700 | goanet

Last week I noticed a very spiteful advertisement in a local English daily (not GT). It referred to the reunion of a cover band named The Syndicate. For younger readers let me first explain what The Syndicate was/is. It consisted basically of five male musicians who formed a beat group somewhere in the 1980s. They were very popular for the next two decades until they disbanded somewhere in 2002 or thereabouts.

Siemens to invest Rs 200 cr to set up two manu units in Goa
Economic Times |
30 Oct, 2010, 07.48PM IST,PTI

MUMBAI: Siemens today said it would invest Rs 200 crore in Goa to set up two manufacturing facilities to produce energy automation and medium voltage products.

Goa's first steam engine shipwreck found
Paul Fernandes, TNN, Oct 27, 2010,

PANAJI: In a find that may prove important for research into the state's maritime trade, marine archaeologists of the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) have found a steel-hulled steam engine shipwreck off the Mormugao coast. The wreck could be of a British merchant vessel, the marine archaeologists have told TOI.

News Clips from India

Catholic Council of India meet focuses on peace and harmony
Posted By jessy On October 27, 2010 | In Indian News

The top representative body of the Indian Church met in Mumbai seeking ways to build peace in the country in the backdrop of some “forces” spreading violence among communities.

It will not be a big bang Obama visit
By Mail Today Bureau in New Delhi

The Visit of US President Barack Obama to India will take place in the shadow of protectionist rhetoric but India will not bring the issue to the negotiating table.

“The US is becoming isolationist and protectionist. These things have the potential to affect the relationship but they haven’t reached a stage where they can hurt the relationship,” official sources claimed. However, they also pointed out that except the hike in professional visa fee (H1B and L1) most of the protectionist talk was just that – rhetoric.

Indian politicians get homes meant for war widows
Nirmala George, The Associated Press | 01 November 2010 10:56

New Delhi - The apartments in the upscale Colaba neighbourhood of Mumbai were for the noblest of causes: giving shelter to wounded Indian war veterans and the widows of those slain in battle.

But the Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai appears to have been a huge scam, with nearly every one of the valuable units being sold for a song to a clutch of top politicians, their kin and retired generals in a scandal that has rocked India's ruling Congress Party.

Non-techie jobs to be reserved for Indians
Mumbai October 22, 2010

In a move hat will keep foreigners away from local jobs in India, the Union home ministry has issued a set of guidelines making it clear that non- technical jobs would be reserved only for Indians.

India to buy 250-300 stealth fighter jets from Russia
Thursday, October 07, 2010 12:47:11 PM by BNO News

New Delhi, India (BNO NEWS) — India’s Defense Ministry on Thursday announced that it has agreed to buy 250 to 300 stealth fighter jets from Russia for approximately 30 billion dollars.

How Tatas ignite a billion minds
Max Martin

Ratan Tata's recent $50 million donation to Harvard made headlines around the world, but the philanthropic act is actually in line with a certain Tata tradition that has helped establish leading educational institutions in India and fund the studies of many a bright spark abroad.

India has more mobiles than toilets: UN report
Posted By jessy On April 19, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

India has more cell phones than toilet facilities, according to a recent UN report. Zafar Adeel, director of United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, who prepared the report, says roughly half of India’s 1.02 billion people now own phones while the rest cannot afford “the basic necessity and dignity of a toilet.”


Mon Nov 22 12:00:00

15 November 2010: Montreal, Canada. JEROME DE SOUZA (Aged 96: ex-Aldona, Goa and Kampala, Uganda). Beloved husband of the late Carmen De Souza.  Devoted father to Gemma, Errol (Yvonne), Cecilia (Nagmeldin), Sheena (Carl), Peter (Huguette) and Nigel.  Cherished grandfather to Warren, Marrisa, Nareman, our dearly departed Jasim, Nada, Sarah, Omer, Christopher, Liana, Bradley and Andrea.....  Read more


Pelagio De Sousa
Tue Nov 16 12:00:00

It is with great sadness that the family of Pelagio De Sousa announces his passing, on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at the age of 82 years.

Pelagio will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Lucy and his children, Rebecca Innes (Scott), Lynette Menezes (Kenneth) and Cleona Barretto (Dale).  Pelagio will also be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren, Melissa, Christin....  Read more


Ofelia Escolastila De Sousa
Wed Nov 10 12:00:00

DE SOUSA, Ofelia Escolastila Mathildes - Peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2010 in her 101st year. Dearly loved wife of the late Adolfo and mother of the late Olga. Will be sadly missed by her children: Armando (Teresa), Arduino, Ariosto (Coleta) and Adolf (Carmen) and all of her 10 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Hwy. 7 (just w....  Read more


+ Edith D'Sa
Wed Nov 10 12:00:00

9 Nov: Panjim, Goa. Edith D'Sa (nee Messias; ex-Mombasa & Nairobi). Wife of Donald (ex-Tanga, Mombasa & Nairobi). Mother of Dionne, Dean and Duane. Sister of Savio & Lionel. Condolences to

....  Read more


+Domnic Serrao
Sat Nov 06 05:52:17

Dominic Serrao, Father of Annette Rodriguez (Noel) of Montreal, passed away in his sleep in Bombay, November 6, 2010


On behalf of the Quebec Goan Association,  We send our deepest condolences to Annette and Noel Rodriguez and their families and we ask that you pray for them during this difficult time.

 Mary Silveira,

President - Q.G.A. Committee ....  Read more



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Canada considered serious market for human trafficking - countless children targeted for labour and sexual exploitation


TORONTO, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, October 27 World Vision joined human trafficking expert Benjamin Perrin and MP Joy Smith near Parliament Hill for the launch of Perrin's book Invisible Chains. The child-focused agency applauds Perrin's revealing exposé that takes the blinders off of the Canadian side of trafficking. The abuse and exploitation associated with human trafficking occurs worldwide-no country is exempt from this crime.

Third World missionaries get low-tech training
Jay Reeves, The Associated Press | 24 October 2010 08:32

LINEVILLE, Ala. - In a rural nook of east Alabama where there are not enough bright lights to blot out the stars at night, missionaries and community leaders from foreign lands are learning to save lives in the world's poor countries not just with Bibles, but with mud, sand and leaves.

Horror disease (Jiggers) hits Uganda
Godfrey Olukya, The Associated Press | 22 October 2010 09:39

KAMPALA, Uganda - A disease whose progression and symptoms seem straight out of a horror movie but which can be treated has killed at least 20 Ugandans and sickened more than 20,000 in just two months.

Medicinal plants have healed the world for centuries
Jessica Carleson | 01 November 2010 03:03

See also List of medicinal plants found in Goa

Farmers pick flowers at a marigold farm in China.
Plants have supplied us with remedies for as long as humans have walked the earth. The knowledge of herbs and flowers and their medicinal properties, once the preserve of wise old women, has in later centuries been taken up by doctors and scientists. Many of the most common and important drugs used in Western medicine come from medicinal plants and millions of people around the world rely on them as their primary remedies and sources of income. At least 70,000 plants are believed to be medicinal, and many are still undiscovered. Ethnobotanists search tirelessly for new cures worldwide.

Study Finds A Direct Link Between Heart Rate At Rest And Risk Of Death In People With Stable Heart Disease

Heart And Stroke Foundation of Canada
Be still my beating heart: landmark study finds high resting heart associated with shorter life expectancy
Large international study finds a direct link between heart rate at rest and risk of death in people with stable heart disease

MONTREAL, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - If you are a person who already has stable heart disease, how fast your heart beats at rest can predict your risk of dying, not only from heart disease but all other causes, Dr. Eva Lonn told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society.

Canada Post introduces shopping website - a gateway to online retailers

OTTAWA, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - Canada Post today introduced Canada Post Comparison Shopper, a one-stop shopping website that helps Canadians instantly find, compare and purchase products online. The site uses a ranking system that filters through over 4 million products from 500 well-known and respected retailers that actually sell to Canadians. The patent-pending system evaluates criteria like price, return policies and customer service to determine which retailer offers the best match for the consumer's search.

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