Newsletter. Issue 04. February 12, 2011


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Catholic vote turns tide Conservative way
Written by Deborah Gyapong, | Canadian Catholic News Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:52

OTTAWA - As the Conservative Party celebrates its fifth anniversary in power, it is recognizing a major reason for the success: a swing in the Catholic and the ethnic vote away from the Liberals.

Tories accused of digging up dirt on ‘Liberal’ profs | February 11, 2011
Susan Delacourt and Bruce Campion-Smith

OTTAWA - Two University of Ottawa professors, vocal critics of the federal Conservative government, say they have become targets of a new political intimidation tactic, aimed at using their private, personal information against them.

Canadian home prices to drop by a quarter
Aaron Burnett | 2011/02/03

House prices across the country could be headed for a big plunge. According to a new report from Capital Economics, home prices could drop by a quarter of their current value over the next three years. The report expects values to plummet as soon as the Bank of Canada decides to start raising interest rates.

Canadian Immigration programs still poorly tracked
By David McKie, | CBC News | January 29, 2011

Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Department needs to do a better job keeping track of business-class immigrants, says the chairman of the parliamentary public accounts committee.  Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Department needs to do a better job keeping track of business-class immigrants, says the chairman of the parliamentary public accounts committee.


University of Toronto Mississauga Med school gets $12M Donation
February 3, 2011

After donating $10 million to the University of Toronto Mississauga in May 2010, Carlo Fidani issued a public challenge. The Mississauga businessman called for others to step forward and match his gift to help build a new health sciences complex at the university. Terrence Donnelly, a retired lawyer and philanthropist, met the challenge - then trumped it by giving an additional $2 million.

More Britons fearful of immigration | (UKPA)

Britons are more fearful about immigration than other nations, according to a poll of people across the US, Canada and western Europe. Almost one in four (23%) said immigration is the most important issue facing the country, the Transatlantic Trends survey found.



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Cipriano case: A lesson to be learnt
TNN, Feb 8, 2011, 01.21am IST

We keep blaming politicians for the mess around us. I hear people say there is no future in Goa and that we are all doomed. A recent example is the tragic case of the late Cypriano, a victim of alleged police brutality. While most of us sympathize with his family, sadly, we have no one but ourselves to blame. The present generation of native Goenkars is bearing the brunt of the mistakes made by a majority of Goans who have been part and parcel of the game to destroy Goa and its future generations and identities, either directly or indirectly, by electing the corrupt and supporting corruption. Hence, we are now witnessing an alarming rise in cases of drug-politician-police nexus, rapes, murders, an increase in the number of migrants, thefts, accidents, unnatural deaths, harassment, unemployment and major land-grabbing scams.

Why does the US so often back the bad guys?
Mark Mardell, Saturday, 5 February 2011

Why is it that the United States - forged as a nation in a revolution against tyranny, explicitly dedicated to liberty - has so often found itself backing the bad guys?

Goa can be the happiest State in the world: Mashelkar
Ashwin Tombat

Goa should be the “happiest State in the world” by 2035; where every Goan will do well, there is harmony, pristine nature, and development without destruction, eminent scientist Dr R A Mashelkar said in the inaugural lecture of the D D Kosmabi Festival of Ideas at Kala Academy, Panjim, on Saturday.

State multiculturalism has failed, says British PM, David Cameron
5 February 2011

David Cameron has criticised "state multiculturalism" in his first speech as prime minister on radicalisation and the causes of terrorism.

At a security conference in Germany, he argued the UK needed a stronger national identity to prevent people turning to all kinds of extremism. He also signalled a tougher stance on groups promoting Islamist extremism. 

People Places and Things

Book Review: Into the Diaspora Wilderness."
By Eugene Correia | Posted on Goanet | Sat, 05 Feb 2011


Goa,1556 launches its latest book, *Into the Diaspora Wilderness* by Selma Carvalho on August 29, 2010 (Sunday) at 11 am at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao, Goa. Selma Carvalho's 'Into The Diaspora Wilderness' has been described it as "the voice of an insider, writing with elegance, poise and grace." It focuses on Goan migration to the English-speaking world -- East Africa, the Gulf, UK and North America. View Details

While doing some cleaning on my computer's hard drive, I came upon Dale Luis Menezes's review of Selma Carvalho's book, Into the Diaspora Wilderness." I had read it hurriedly when it was posted on goanet (reproduced from Gomantak Times) and then completely forgotten about it.

New guide teaches about black history in Canada
Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | 01 February 2011 09:30

TORONTO - Students across the country are being provided with a primer on black history in Canada just in time for Black History Month. The Historica-Dominion Institute is behind the Black History in Canada Education Guide, which has been shipped to more than 3,000 high schools. The institute is the country's largest charitable organization dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship. Jeremy Diamond, the institute's director of development and programs, said the idea stemmed from the success they had creating a similar campaign around Paul Gross's film "Passchendaele" a couple of years ago.

February 2011 Issue of Ghozali – from Melbourne
Tue, 8 Feb 2011 | From:

Ghozali has a new look!!! - Click Here to View

Excerpts from Message by Editor Salus Correia
We are pleased to release the February 2011 issue of Ghozali…

This time we have tried something new. This issue is easy to navigate through as we now have a table of contents where you can click on the article you want to read, and you will be directly taken to the article in question. No more scrolling back and forth! And when you are done, at the bottom of each article there is a link to take you back to the main page.

"Babies": Heartwarming documentary about raising children from around the world

February 5, 2011. The French documentary "Babies" follows four children from Namibia, Japan, Mongolia and California from the day of their birth to their first steps. The film, directed by Thomas Balmes, was released last May in the United States.

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Internet runs out of addresses
Peter Svensson, The Associated Press | 01 February 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The spread of Internet use in Asia and the proliferation of Internet-connected phones worldwide are causing the Internet to run out of numerical addresses, which act as "phone numbers" to ensure that surfers reach websites and emails find their destination.

News Clips from Goa

‘Restorative justice’ is the way to go, says Sachs
Pointing out the virtues of ‘restorative justice’ as against the conventional ‘punitive justice’, South Africa’s former Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs that it tends to reform and restore a sense of harmony, rather than merely punish.

One-third of Goan population dependent on tourism, House told
PTI | 03:02 PM,Feb 01,2011

Panaji, Feb 1 (PTI): Goa Tourism Minister Nilkant Halarnkar told the State Legislative Assembly that one third of state's population is dependent on tourism for their livelihood.

'Goa needs special status under Art 244'
TNN, Feb 3, 2011, 12.55am IST

Goa has 223 comunidades on paper, out of which, around 120 are functioning

PANAJI: With the demand for special status to Goa growing from different quarters, comunidade activists and leaders in the state have said that Goa should be given special status under Article 244 of the Indian Constitution which would recognize the state's 223 comunidades as autonomous villages.

Finally, onion prices come crashing down
Printed from the Times of India | Suraj P Kaisuvker, TNN, Feb 4, 2011

PONDA: There is good news for Goan consumers as prices of onions have come down to between Rs 22 and 23 per kg. The consumers had purchased onions at about Rs 42 a kilo in the beginning of this week. However, since Thursday the rate has been slashed.

News Clips from India

The Church in India: Three Issues, Three Challenges
- Fr. Cedric Prakash sj | Mon Feb 7, 2011
Posted by: "Bombay Catholic Sabha, Kalina"

In the last couple of months, the country and very specially the Church in India, has been confronted by three major issues:

  1. the “so called” confessional statement of the “self-styled” Swami Aseemanand

Garam masala: Bread and the life of Egypt
10 Feb, 2011, 04.54AM IST,  | Vikram Doctor,ET Bureau

I first realised how different Egypt was when I saw the bread in the street in Cairo. It was piled on low charpoy-like tables, thick rounds of freshly-baked bread, slightly scorched from the oven, a bit like tandoori rotis, but heavier. In Egypt it is known not as khubz, the Arab word for bread, but eish, a word that can also mean 'life' or 'living'. There are many varieties of eish, but this very basic one is called eish masri, the bread, or life, of Egypt.

Thousands flock to St. Anthony’s shrine
Posted By jessy On February 7, 2011

Devotees gather to touch and pray before St. Anthony of Padua's statue in Panjora in Nagari parish on Feb. 4

Tens of thousands flocked to this year’s annual pilgrimage to St. Anthony of Padua’s shrine, in what is fast-becoming a universal celebration among devotees from all faiths in Bangladesh.

Attack on priest causes sectarian violence
Posted By jessy On February 9, 2011

An attack on a Catholic priest has sparked an outbreak of sectarian violence between Catholics and Muslims in a Mumbai suburb.

Aero India 2011
9 Feb 2011, 1956 hrs IST

Aero India show 2011, inaugurated at Yelahanka air base, in Bangalore on Wednesday.

(Photo: TOI)


+ Lance Ribeiro

Acclaimed Indian artist who pioneered the use of acrylics in the 1960s, producing a brilliancy of colour in his expressionistic works

Sent by Roque Cardoso of UK

Lancelot Ribeiro, painter, was born on November 28 1933. He died on December 25, 2010, aged 77

Lancelot Ribeiro, invariably known as Lance, was, until the advent of Anish Kapoor, practically the best-known Indian artist resident in England. The only one better known was F. N. Souza, who happened to be his older brother. Not so many knew about the connection, which Lance kept very much in the background, fearing above all that he would be thought to be riding on the coat tails of his - during Souza’s heyday in the Sixties - more famous brother.