Newsletter. Issue 24. November 20, 2010


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Country profile: Canada

Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. Its population is only about one-fifth of Russia's however.

Nearly 90% of Canadians live within 200km of the border with the United States, which means that Canada contains vast expanses of wilderness to the north.

The relationship to its powerful neighbour is a defining factor for Canada. The US and Canada have the world's largest trading relationship.

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Canada - Food bank use soars again in 2010: report
The Canadian Press | 16 November 2010 10:36

OTTAWA - A new report says food-bank use in Canada has risen 9.2 per cent in the past year, mainly because the recession is still hitting poor people hard.

Canada, India begin free trade talks
November 12, 2010 | By CBC News

Canada and India have entered formal discussions for a comprehensive free trade pact that could be worth $6 billion a year.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in June. (Dave Chidley/Canadian Press)

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Pope Benedict XVI calls for release of Pakistani Woman sentenced to death
AFP, Nov 17, 2010, 06.11pm IST

VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict XVI called on Wednesday for the release of Christian mother Asia Bibi who was sentenced to death last week in Pakistan for blasphemy, the Vatican announced.


Canada Congratulates Tanzania on Recent Elections

(No. 357 - November 9, 2010 - 9:15 a.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement welcoming the results of the October 31, 2010, presidential and parliamentary elections in Tanzania:

Tidal wave of cash risks us all: Cameron warns globalisation will 'go into reverse' unless China corrects trade imbalance
By Daily Mail Reporter | Last updated at 11:52 AM on 10th November 2010

Globalisation could 'go into reverse', harming economies around the world, unless China acts to correct dangerous trade imbalances, David Cameron warned today.

32 Catholic schools in New York face shutdown
Posted By cninewsletter On November 10, 2010

Up to 32 Catholic schools in New York are facing shutdown with the church planning to strip them of their financial subsidies due to decrease in enrolment.


The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.


India Shining?- Lack of morality -Pervasive corruption
By S N Chary | Posted on GoaNet | By: Vasant Baliga | Wed, 10 Nov 2010

The Indian society has been reduced to a mass of people who are out to grab anything and everything and find short-cuts to doing so.

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November 25th 1510 – Milestone Date in History of Goa

Portugal – first European Power gains foothold on Indian Sub-continent. A coalition of Portuguese naval forces under Affonso De Albuquerque and troops of Hindu warlord Timoja, displace Islamic army of Yusuf Adil Shah.

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*Excerpts from: “Vasco Da Gama and his Successors:1460-1580” By K.G. Jayne, First published in 1910. (Some obscure words in the original text have been replaced to facilitate reading)

Vasco Da Gama reached Calicut in 1498, paving the way for Portugal to build an empire of world-wide fame. In 1521 their dominion extended eastward from Brazil to the Pacific. Their artillery gave them an immense advantage in maritime warfare; while on land their fighting power was demonstrated in 1504, when a handful of Portuguese and some natives under Duarte Pacheco Pereira held Cochin for months against an over whelming host, sent for their destruction by the Samuri of Calicut.


Portuguese Navy Ship in Goa on Nov 12
Panaji | Nov 10, 2010

Portuguese navy's decorated sailing ship, NRP Sagres will be touching Goan shores on November 12, amidst warning given by freedom fighters against any celebrations to mark completion of 500 years of arrival of Vasco-da-Gama in Goa. "The tallest ship of the Portuguese Navy, NRP Sagres is visiting Goa as a part of its 2010 circumnavigation of the world," Portugal's Consul General in Goa Dr Antonio Sabido Costa said.

Research In Motion Tablet Computer to Sell for Less Than $500
By HUGH COLLINS Posted 8:58 AM 11/10/10 Company News, Technology, Media, Research In Motion, Apple

Research In Motion (RIMM) will sell its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer in North America with a price tag of less than $500.

Sobey Finalists 2010: Brendan Fernandes

Toronto - and New York - based artist Brendan Fernandes has made a mark on both sides of the border recently - first for making the shortlist for this year’s In the Public Realm sculptural commission organized by New York’s Public Art Fund and now for his 2010 Sobey Art Award nomination as the Ontario-region finalist. That attention is well founded as the Kenyan-born artist’s installations and sculptural works deftly tease out the contentious personal and political implications of a post-colonial worldview.

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Glittering Maharaja exhibit, Star of India Rolls Royce, reigns as jewel in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s ( AGO’s) crown
November 16, 2010 | Martin Knelman |

The Star of India Rolls Royce Phantom II All-Weather Cabriolet is part of Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts at the AGO.

At the peak of the British Empire, colonial India was known as “the jewel in the crown.” Now Toronto, once itself a colonial outpost, can savour Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts. It’s a dazzling and fascinating exhibition with a compelling story to tell. You could justifiably call it, at least for the next five months, “the jewel in the crown of the Art Gallery of Ontario.”

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"Call Me Russell” – Book by Russell Peters
On CBC Radio Q the Podcast 2010-11-08 Russell Peters

Q is Canada's liveliest arts, culture and entertainment magazine. It's a smart and surprising tour through personalities and cultural issues that matter to Canadians. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike. Q brings you big names, big ideas, and those paving the way in Canada's cultural community. Q is your cultural intervention! Updated Daily.


Asian Games 2010 Medal Tally

Guangzhou - Asian Games 2010 Medal Tally- China lead with 105 Gold- In the ongoing Asian games here at Guangzhou city, host China is leading the Medal Tally list with 105 Gold medals.

The Chinese team have managed to clinch 181 medals altogether, including 40 Silver and 36 Bronze medals.
Republic of Korea is on the second spot in the list with 88 medals altogether. They have managed to get 29 Gold, 23 Silver and 36 Bronze medals so far. At the same time, Japan have managed to acquire 97 medals altogether. They have won 18 Gold, 42 Silver and 37 Bronze medals so far.

News Clips from Goa

Talking Photos: An exhibition on 'Flowers in the sky'

'Flowers in the Sky' An Exhibition by JoeGoaUk

They are Goan flowers bloom at this time of the year Captured November 16, 2010 over the skies of Margao, Agxi and Panjim. Click here to view some pics by JoeGoaUK

Selja stresses need to solve waste management problem in state
Expressing happiness over the development of Goa as a global tourist destination, the Union Minister for Tourism, Ms Selja stressed upon the need to solve the waste management problem of the tourist state, and further extended support of the central government to control the same. Earlier, Ms Selja inaugurated the Goa Fest -2010 at Goa Sadan, New Delhi, which was organised by Goenkarancho Ekvot, a registered organisation of Goans in Delhi, in association with the department of tourism. The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat was also present on the occasion. [NT]
Lucky escape for tourists as bus falls in field
Six tourists escaped with minor injuries, after the tourist bus in which they were traveling fell in the field at Chivar-Anjuna on Wednesday evening. The accident occurred when Antonio Rodrigues, driver of the tourist bus (GA-01-Z-5349), was negotiating another oncoming vehicle. The bus tilted in the paddy field, injuring six tourists, who were rushed to Asilo Hospital in Mapusa for medical attention. Other passengers escaped unhurt
Despite protests, Portuguese crew leave Goan shores happy
The fishing community from Khariwado-Vasco on Tuesday gave a send-off to the Portuguese tallest ship ‘NRP Sagres’ at Mormugao Port. Decorated fishing trawlers and canoes accompanied by traditional brass band ferried large number of revelers towards the ship from Khariwado fishing jetty. Later, some youth carried out a rally in Vasco on their motorcycles holding Portugal and Indian flags. Dancing to the beats of traditional brass band and Goan music, the revelers exchanged flowers with Sagres ship captain Proenca Mendes in the presence of Consul General de Portugal Antonio Sabido Costa and other sailors. As a part of goodwill gesture, ship captain Mendes distributed gifts to the fishermen, while few sailors handed over T-shirts. Mendes handed over the Portugal flag to fishermen, while in return fishermen handed over the Indian flag to the captain. [H]
Just 2 dry months in 2010, wet a year this has been!
Believe it or not, Goa had rains for nine of the last eleven months this year, making it one of the wettest years in history. There's more bad news - another depression, the third since October is forming in the Bay of Bengal, which if it persists, will bring more rain to Goa. Statistics available with the Indian Meteorological Department (Goa Observatory) paint a shocking figure with the total rainfall in the state till date recorded an astronomical 3819.3 millimetres, with still more rain to come. [GT]
Mumbai-Goa vessel cracks, all rescued
All 267 passengers onboard MV Ocean Life were rescued after the Mumbai bound passenger vessel developed cracks in mid-sea on Monday night. This was the first return trip of the Mumbai-Goa passenger ship, which recommenced its operations after a gap of 25 years. The vessel departed from Mumbai on Sunday evening and reached Goa the next morning. The incident came to light around midnight when cracks were noticed at the hull when water started seeping in. Sensing trouble, the captain immediately sent SOS signals to the Mormugao Port, which alerted the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. Both - Navy and coast Guard rescued all the passengers and brought them back to Goa safely early yesterday morning. [GT]
Residents protest unhygienic activities in Margao fish market
The SGPDA has directed immediate stop to fish cutting activity in the wholesale fish market, even as residents of Madel descended in the market on Monday morning to protest stinking environment and retail sale. As the residents began protesting with placards against the unhygienic conditions in the wholesale fish market, Fatorda MLA Damu Naik and SGPDA Member Secretary Sanjeev Surlakar also rushed to the market. Heated arguments were witnessed between a traditional fisherman and the fish merchants importing fish from across the borders over who’s responsible for the pathetic conditions and the dumping of thermocol waste in the market. [H]
RP- 2021 envisages social infrastructure in Goa
The Regional Plan 2021 would be perhaps the only of its kind in the country as it would make provisions for social infrastructure, permanent sites for disaster management, etc, which were never envisaged before but for which the provisions have been made now, besides creating micro industrial zones at the village level and providing for other necessary basics found in such plans. A senior official of the town and country planning department told The Navhind Times that all the anomalies contained in Regional Plan 2001, which contained a lot of haphazard entries, have been rectified and the planners besides making the necessary corrections have also ensured that land was released for settlement wherever required and green cover which was shown as settlement protected. [NT]
Goa wants visas to be issued in 10 days to up tourist inflow
10 Nov, 2010, 06.29PM IST,PTI

Panaji: In an attempt to contain drop in foreign tourist arrivals in Goa due to visa issues, the state government has requested the Centre to ensure that the process to issue visa be cut short from three weeks to ten days.

Goan war veterans prepare to take on Portuguese celebration of colonialism
The Canadian Press

... the Portuguese government should publicly apologize for the atrocities meted out to native Goans during their 450-year rule here," said Raju Velingkar, ...
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar

Panaji, India - The Portuguese have come back to Goa, and the men who fought to drive them out of this former colony nearly five decades ago are mobilizing again to stop them.

Sausage of the sussegaad
Published on Deccan Chronicle (
By Genesia Alves Nov 14 2010

Of course we were only 15 then, but my friend Malika once held up a beautiful potato chip, still hot from her mother’s brand new chip fryer and said in mock grandiose tones, “If they come down to Earth and say, what have you done with these millennia, we could show them that we invented the potato chip…and they’d be pleased.” Some people would say the same of the Goan sausage.

News Clips from India

51 Canadian fellowships for Indian graduate students

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Canada will give over 50 fellowships and funds worth more than $4 million to Indian graduate students and institutional partners as part of its steps to boost educational ties between the two countries.

Religious fanaticism threat to globalisation: Lord Meghnad Desai

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Globalisation today faces a big threat from religious fanaticism, noted economist and professor emeritus of the London School of Economics Lord Meghnad Desai said while delivering a lecture in the capital Friday. "Globalisation has had a check to its progress by the financial meltdown. However, today it faces a threat from another source altogether. One can call it ideology but it involves a complex mixture of religious fanaticism, national or ethnic pride," Desai said, while delivering the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad memorial lecture at the Nehru Memorial Museum.

Online Bible in Malyalam launched 
Published Date: November 8, 2010

The Kerala Bible Society has launched a website which provides Holy Bible in Malyalam to its visitors.

Mumbai-Goa cruise sector opens again
TNN, Nov 16, 2010, 04.04am IST

PANAJI: The cruise sector for the Mumbai-Goa route has opened up once again.

BlueOcean Cruises, a European cruise company formed recently with an aim to initiate cruising in Indian waters has started operations with its vessel MV OceanLife arriving in Goa on its maiden cruise on Monday morning.


+ Felix Remedios - Funeral Notice
Wed Nov 24 12:00:00

Remedios, Felix – Passed away suddenly on Monday, November 22, 2010.

Very special husband to Yvonne.

Loving father to Denzil, Darlene and Derwin.

Son of the late John and Margaret Remedios.

Brother to Aurora, Joey, Tony, Xavier, Rita, Timothy, Laura, Lor....  Read more


+Paul Lobo
Thu Nov 25 12:00:00

Death and Funeral Announcement

It is with immense sorrow and deep sadness that we announce the demise of

Paul Lobo on the 22nd of November 2010, in Nairobi.

He was the husband of Sarah Lobo, loving father of the late Rodney Lobo,

Gavin Lobo and Myrtle Desa, father-in-law of Sandra, Tanya & Christo and the

doting grandfather of Bianca,....  Read more



Goan Pioneers in Canada
A project by Goan Archives Canada

In 1967 the Racial discrimination provisions that had existed in Canadian immigration law since the early twentieth century were abolished. The status of Goans arriving in Canada prior to 1967 was uncertain, and seems to have been dependent on immigration officers overlooking statuary laws on a case-by-case basis.


Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts

November 20, 2010 to April 3, 2011

An extraordinary exhibition that explores in depth the opulent world of the maharajas, from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts brings to Canada for the first time more than 200 spectacular works of art created for India’s great kings - including paintings, furniture, decorative arts and jewellery.





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December 31, 2010
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January 1, 2011
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Goan Overseas Association 2010 Upcoming Events
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November 21, 2010
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November 28, 2010
St. Francis Xavier, Children's X'mas Party - (TBA) Click here
December 31, 2010
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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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December 04, 2010
Friends of St. Francis Xavier &
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Studying Abroad Does not Have to Cost Anything

New European Website Makes EUR 16 Billion of Scholarship Funds Searchable

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Nov. 8 /CNW/ - The newly launched website ( has compiled structured and searchable information on scholarships and grants for studying in Europe. The site will help students to fund their ambition to study abroad.

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Instant test to detect Alzheimer's being developed

London, Nov 12 (IANS) A 30-second test to spot the signs of Alzheimer's in those in their 40s is being developed by scientists.

Going Up or Down? Ride Safely on Escalators

TORONTO, Nov. 12 /CNW/ - It's National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week, starting November 14 to 20, and the experts at the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) want to remind riders of their role when it comes to escalator safety.

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