Newsletter. Issue 03. January 29, 2011


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Be more "Canadian" on job hunt, immigrants told
Last Updated: Friday, January 14, 2011 | 5:43 PM | CBC News

A study released Friday says foreign trained professionals may have better luck in the GTA job market if they act in a more "Canadian way."


Progressive Conservative leader sets out priorities
From the Brampton Guardian | By Peter Criscione | January 21, 2011

Key speech. Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak met with local business leaders today at an event hosted by the Brampton Board of Trade. Here, Hudak (left) is speaking with James Boyd, Brampton and Area Community Foundation CEO, Maria Britto, past president of the Brampton Board of Trade, and Denise Jones, board of trade governing council member. Photo by Bryon Johnson

A Progressive Conservative government in Ontario would put families first and make private-sector job creation a priority, party leader Tim Hudak told local business leaders today. Hudak was the guest speaker at a breakfast meeting hosted this morning by the Brampton Board of Trade.

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore calls official's remark on blasphemy law 'setback'
Written by By Anton Akkara, Catholic News Service | Thursday, 13 January 2011

BANGALORE, India - Catholic officials in Pakistan expressed disappointment after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani reiterated there would be no amendment to the country's blasphemy law, which makes insulting the Prophet Mohammed or the Quran punishable by life imprisonment or death.

International Indian Film Academy Awards 2011 to be held in Ontario, Canada

January 22, 2011 | Glamsham Editorial

Having travelled to locations like Great Britain, China, Europe, Middle East, Thailand and Sri Lanka in the past, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will make its North American debut in Ontario, Canada this year. The announcement was made at a Press Conference in Toronto attended by Honorable Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty and Indian film stars Anil Kapoor and Preity Zinta. The three-day long IIFA Weekend and Awards is all set to take place from 23rd - 25th of June.

Pope: Marriage Is Not An Absolute Right
by The Associated Press | VATICAN CITY January 23, 2011,

Pope Benedict XVI told priests Saturday to do a better job counseling would-be spouses to ensure their marriages last and said no one has an absolute right to a wedding.

Portugal Picks Conservative President
by The Associated Press | January 23, 2011

Official figures show Portugal has elected its conservative president to a second term, delivering a harsh political setback to the minority Socialist government which is struggling to contain a financial crisis.


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I fear for my Goa!
T V Mohandas Pai, TNN, Jan 24, 2011,

Goa is the homeland for all Konkanis. Our ancient temples are here, we are rooted to this soil and it is the only state that has Konkani as the state language.

Literacy starts at home
Editorial in Brampton Guardian | publishedJan 21, 2011

If you were illiterate, you wouldn’t be able to read this newspaper or thousands of other items that provide direction, enjoyment, context or information needed to grow and navigate through life.

To the tyrants of the Arab world...
Lamis Andoni

Tunisians have sent a message to the Arab world, warning leaders they are no longer immune to popular anger.

The Tunisian uprising, which succeeded in toppling Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the Tunisian president, has brought down the walls of fear, erected by repression and marginalisation, thus restoring the Arab peoples' faith in their ability to demand social justice and end tyranny.

The new age of whistleblowing: advantage, Wikileaks
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 | From: | To:
Subject: [Goanet-News] Goanet Reader: The new age of whistleblowing: advantage, Wikileaks (Spider, Karachi)

How WikiLeaks infiltrated the society and turned the tables on the institution that helped create it

The irony that the internet -- an offshoot of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), an effort supported by the United States government to facilitate communications in the event of a nuclear war -- became the medium to expose secrets of the very institution that created it, and subsequently became the stage for an information/cyber war, is not easy to ignore.

People Places and Things

Meet Britain's Richest Family
By Julia Stuart

Is your surname Patel? Congratulations - you are officially more likely to be a multi-millionaire than anyone else in the country. And if you aren't yet wealthy, you're likely to become so. So what is it about this lot that makes them so much more successful than the rest of us?

For many, the name Patel is synonymous with the corner shop, that emergency port of call that has saved many a person's bacon when the supermarket is shut. But forget Patel the shopkeeper, and step forward Patel the self-made millionaire. For if your surname is Patel, you are seven times more likely to be a multi-millionaire than if your name is Smith. Dr Philip Beresford, who compiles the annual Rich List, has 37 Patels and 50 Smiths on his database of millionaires worth over £5m. However, there are only around 36,000 Patels compared to 360,000 Smiths on the electoral register.

Digital rosary marks sign of the times
January 24, 2011.

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Scientists see climate change link to Australian floods
12 Jan, 2011, 01.30PM IST

SINGAPORE: Climate change has likely intensified the monsoon rains that have triggered record floods in Australia's Queensland state, scientists said on Wednesday, with several months of heavy rain and storms still to come.

125 Years of German Automotive Tradition Shifts to Batteries

11th International Advanced Automotive Battery Conference

BERLIN, and PASADENA, CA, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - January 29th marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the automobile by Karl Benz. On that date in 1886, the Mercedes-Benz namesake registered his "vehicle powered by a gas engine" in Germany. Today Germany's automotive industry is on the verge of a paradigm shift away from the internal combustion engine and toward electric mobility. The market for automotive batteries in Germany is expected to boom in the coming years. For the fifth consecutive year, Germany Trade & Invest will be at this year's Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Pasadena, California, from January 24-28, 2011.

U of T Engineering to launch unique engineering business minor, new certificate programs

TORONTO, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - A new Engineering Business minor and two certificate programs, in Engineering Business and in Global Engineering, have been approved for launch in fall 2011. The new engineering business course offering is a collaboration between U of T's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and the Rotman School of Management.

News Clips from Goa

Rivona residents converge at Porvorim
About 200 villagers from Rivona on Monday afternoon gathered at the entrance of the main gate of Assembly Complex at Porvorim demanding construction of by-pass road from Colomb-Rivona to Sanvordem for the diversion of mining traffic.

Come help keep Goa clean
TNN, Jan 23, 2011, 12.45am IST

PANAJI: With Goa's garbage issues continuing to mount, 'Chaka Chak Goa', an NGOs-government team-up campaign, is striving to put solutions in place.

Goa sets up emergency fund for its NRIs
20 Jan, 2011, 09.50PM IST, IANS

PANAJI: The Goa government Thursday approved a special contingency fund for non-resident Indians (NRIs) of Goan origin facing financial hardships abroad.


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Ethel Da Costa awarded 'The Pillar of Hindustani Society'
Goanet News Service | Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:31:40 -0800

Ethel Da Costa has been awarded 'The Pillar of Hindustani Society' Award for 2010 by the Trans Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mumbai. The Award is in recognition for Ethel's "dedicated hard work and contribution in the field of Media, Radio, Entertainment."


State to provide Goan craftsmen exposure across India
TNN, Jan 21, 2011, 01.32am IST

PANAJI: Under the new scheme, the Goa Handicrafts, Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd ( GHRSSIDC) will finance a trip for a group of nearly 30 artisans each year outside the state with the aim of providing them exposure to crafts melas, exhibitions etc throughout the country as well as to promote Goan handicrafts.

News Clips from India

Indian leaders warn of 'governance deficit'
18 January 2011

A group of eminent Indians has said in an open letter that corruption is on the rise and "corroding the fabric" of the nation.

The group, which includes industrialists and judges, warned of "widespread governance deficit almost in every sphere of national activity". The 14 signatories said independent anti-corruption bodies should be set up speedily.

Leading (Indian) citizens speak up on graft, lack of governance
The Economic Times | Tue, Jan 18, 2011 | Updated 06.58PM IST | 18 Jan, 2011, 05.11AM IST, TNN

MUMBAI: A group of 14 prominent and well-regarded citizens has written an "Open Letter To Our Leaders" to express alarm at the "governance deficit" in "government, business and institutions", and underline the "urgent need" to tackle the "malaise of corruption, which is corroding the fabric of our nation."

India investigates deadly stampede
15 Jan 2011

Officials say at least 104 people were killed during pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine of Sabarimala in Kerala state.

A judicial probe has been ordered into a stampede that killed scores of Hindu pilgrims in the southern Indian state of Kerala in, the state government says.

Jaya Kumar, home secretary for Kerala, said on Saturday that 104 people had been confirmed dead and dozens more injured, some of them seriously. The tragedy unfolded in a remote, mountainous area of southern Kerala on Friday evening as pilgrims made their way home from an annual ceremony at the hill shrine of Sabarimala that draws up to four million people every year.

Delhi underground metro will be bigger than London's by 2017
8 Jan, 2011, 09.03PM IST,AGENCIES

New Delhi: The length of the underground metro in Delhi will be increased to 416 km by 2017, making it the largest in the world, Road Transport Minister Kamal Nath said on Saturday. "By 2017 Delhi underground metro will be larger than London's metro. We will have 416 km underground metro by the end of 12th Plan," he said at the 9th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here.