Newsletter. Issue 05. February 26, 2011


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Canada opens doors to 559,000 newcomers, but set to slash grandparents' quota
Wednesday February 16 2011

Canada welcomed more than 559,000 newcomers in 2010. But Ottawa is planning to reduce its annual quota for parents and grandparents joining their families here.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney wants to reduce visas for parents
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:18 | Written by Matthew Rowe

Liberal Member of Parliament Navdeep Bains reacted to Conservative Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s decision to cut family reunification visas by over 30%.

International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda admits to doctoring KAIROS memo
Written by Catholic Register Staff Thursday, 17 February 2011 12:09 | Bev Oda

OTTAWA - The interfaith group KAIROS was denied $7 million in funding after an approval document signed by senior civil servants was doctored by International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda, the minister has admitted.

The Conservative Minister now stands accused of lying to a committee of MPs when she testified on Dec. 9 that she did not know who altered the memo that was drafted by executives at the Canadian International Development Agency.

Visitator to report Irish Church near collapse
Written by By Michael Kelly | Catholic News Service |Wednesday, 16 February 2011 10:32

DUBLIN - Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley reportedly will tell Pope Benedict XVI that the Catholic Church in Ireland is “on the edge” of collapse due to the fallout from clerical abuse scandals.

Brazilian bishops blast reality shows
The Associated Press | 17 February 2011 11:05

BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil's Catholic bishops are blasting the country's enormously popular reality TV shows, saying they have a "low moral level."


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"You tell father to stop his corruption", Kalam tells youth at Festival of Ideas
GOANEWS & PTI, PANAJI | 06 February 2011

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam today asked the youths to start fighting corruption from their homes. "If a daughter or son goes and tells father not to be corrupt, then it will certainly bring a change. The youths should tell their parents that corruption is bad," Kalam said in his address at D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas.

People Places and Things

The Goans – A pioneer South Asian Community in Peel Region
Photos Courtesy of Cecil D’Cruz & Uvy Lopes

Cecil D’Cruz, Ritchie D’Souza, Claude Gomes, & Uvy Lopes do the setup Claude Gomes – message of welcome Muriel Lucas – Master of Ceremonies

Denyse Churchill Denyse Churchill interviews Judy & Leonard De Souza Dr. Colin Saldanha addresses audience Dr. Colin Saldanha, Sheila Saldana, & Maurice Pinto
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Almost four decades ago Goans from various parts of the “Diaspora” came in numbers to Canada, and settled in Peel Region, in Mississauga in particular. Goans can rightfully claim to be the first South Asian Community to create their own social organizations for the well being of members.

Royal Ontario Museum To Pay Tribute To Rabindranath Tagore
Friday, February 4th, 2011 | Posted by Weekly Voice

Toronto: In what has become an annual tradition, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the ROM’s Friends of South Asia present South Asian Heritage Day in honour of the anniversary of the opening of the Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery, located on Level 3 of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. With a full day of special events and programming designed to showcase the rich history and incredible cultural diversity of the region, Saturday February 26, 2011 promises something for every taste.

Norman Da Costa Reports on ICC Cricket World Cup in Toronto Sun

Cricket’s World Cup features a staggering 49 matches in 13 venues and will be carried live in its entirety in some 220 countries, including Canada, making the tournament the third most watched televised event behind the World Cup of soccer and the summer Olympics.


Top 25 Canadian Immigrants voting begins
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It takes a lot of guts to stand up and be heard. To have an opinion and then share it with others. To step out of our daily lives to reach out to those in need. These are the types of people who have made our top 75 shortlist for our Top 25 Canadian Immigrants awards of 2011. Every immigrant on the shortlist has touched the lives of someone in a significant way, whether it's an artist who has inspired, an entrepreneur who has hired, a doctor who has healed or a teacher who has taught. Now it's up to you to go online to to vote for those you think are most deserving.

4 Goans listed below are on the list of the 75 people selected for the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants for 2011. Last year it was Dr. Colin Saldanha

Zulema De Souza,
Maurice Pinto,
Guilherme Dias, Mississuaga Audry D'Souza-Moraes, Nobleton

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Clues for Succeeding in Crisis From 50 Graduates of the "School of Hard Knocks"

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TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Silver linings often follow dark clouds. For anyone who ever needed to work through a real or perceived rough patch in life, authors Paul Bates and Al Emid have written a short but powerful book of life stories. The second printing of What I Have Learned So Far … And How It Can Help You, published by The Knowledge Bureau, is now available in better bookstores everywhere. It recounts the significant life events that rippled through the lives of famous Canadians, like Terry Jacks and Dianne Buchner, David Crombie and Colin Mochrie. It also explores the sources of strength that today's leaders and aspiring leaders will find inspiring.

News Clips from Goa

Stop mining or face water crisis, says Green
Environmentalist Ramesh Gauns has said that rampant mining activity along the countryside would trigger a water crisis in the state in the not too distant future.

The Archaeological Survey of India asks to meet with locals
TNN, Feb 19, 2011, 02.32am IST

OLD GOA: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has requested the Goa government to convene a special meeting between Old Goa locals and ASI officials to sort out differences over alleged unauthorized work on in the Bishops' Old Palace.

As Many As 400 Goans Every Year Acquire Portuguese Passports
First Posted on GoaNet | Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:51:36 -0800

PANJIM: As many as 400 Goans every year acquire Portuguese passports to seek jobs in Europe and settle anywhere in Europe as its citizen.

Chaka Chak hasn’t made Goa shine yet
Posted on Goa Blog : 17 Feb 2011 05:12 AM PST

The ban on plastic below 40 microns thickness, and the crackdown on shops by the municipal authorities, have not yet had any visible impact on the condition of Goa roads and street corners where the “status quo ante” continues to persist.

No end in sight to 11-year-old epic of River Princess
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Sent: February 19, 2011 3:39:08 AM | TNN, Feb 18, 2011,

The River Princess may have been grounded for over 11 years now, but the issue continues to haunt Goa. On January 31, 2011, Arihant Ship Breakers, Mumbai, made a presentation to the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), in the presence of scientists and Goa government officials, to seek clearance to remove the vessel by breaking and cutting it.

Goa to Set up Memorial of Great Buddhist Scholar Pale Dharmanand Kosambi
Daijiworld Media Network – Panaji

Panaji, Feb 19: Goa government will set up a memorial of great Buddhist scholar and linguist of Pale Dharmanand Kosambi at Seva Gram in Vardha, if land is provided, announced Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, after inaugurating seven-day Goa Mahotsav in Nagpur today evening.

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