Newsletter. Issue 06. March 12, 2011


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Minister Kenney attends memorial for Pakistan's Minister of Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti

Islamabad, March 4, 2011 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement after attending memorial services in Islamabad for Pakistan’s Minister of Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, and meeting with Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and Minister for Interior, Rehman Malik.

City of Brampton touted as new hub for creative economy
City plans to organize an international trade mission to India in 2012
By Peter Criscione | February 25, 2011

Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell got a glowing review from local business leaders today for highlighting job creation as a top priority in her state of the city address.

Course for foreign teachers
March 7, 2011

Peel’s public school board is offering foreign-trained teachers a free program designed to provide the insight and support necessary to adapt to teaching in Canada.

Kenyan Women's University Prepares Students to Compete 
Cathy Majtenyi | Nairobi March 05, 2011

Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is home to Kiriri Women's University of Science and Technology (KWUST), the only university in East Africa that caters specifically to women. Officials and students say having an all-famale environment better prepares the school's graduates to be successful leaders in the working world by developing their self-esteem and self-expression.

It's a unique sight in East Africa, a university comprised entirely of women students.
Virus experts warn next big threat is mobile
Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | 03 March 2011 06:40

TORONTO - Virus experts are warning that the next big security threat is on mobile phones and that the attacks have begun in earnest.

Greater Investment in Electricity Could Spark African Economic Growth, say Analysts
Specialists say continent has underutilized water and wind resources

Jackson Mvunganyi | Washington DC March 03, 2011

Economic growth in many sub-Saharan countries has been stunted by an energy crisis that many say will continue without more government and private investment.


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


[Goanet] Live by honesty Churchill Alemao tells Dubai Goans
pinheiro | Fri, 04 Mar 2011 15:37:23 -0800

Just got below e-mail. If it is true, do I need to say more?

Dubai: Goa's PWD minister Churchill Alemao today was greeted by more than a thousand Goans on the eve of his wife's birthday.The cake cutting ceremony was held at Dubai's Al Nasr Leisureland. "I am ever so grateful to Dubai Goans for inviting me here and giving us a wonderful suprise.Specially Mr Anthony,Mr Rafael and Benedict" Mr Alemao told a packed hall.He said Dubai Goans are known for their honesty and honesty is a virtue we must all cultivate in ourselves and our children.He further added that money has no value if you dont have the love of your own wife and the greatest wealth a person can have is Family.He called on Goans to be honest, as only honesty can bring you success.

EDITORIAL: Brampton open for business
March 1, 2011

The city plans to pursue new trade and foreign direct investment opportunities in regions such as Brazil, China and India

Speaking to a crowd of about 300 last Friday, Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell delivered her yearly economic statement to business leaders, as well as outlined plans for attracting new businesses and boosting the local economy.

People Places and Things

Goan Archives 21st Feb, 2011 " Passages Project " Now on YouTube‏

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Goan novel,“The Sixth Night” now available online on Kindle, Amazon in digital format!
Silviano Barbosa | Fri, 04 Mar 2011 20:13:18 -0800

The Goan novel,“The Sixth Night” is now available online on Kindle, Amazon in digital format for only $9.99! Now Goans all over the globe will be able to download a digital edition of the Goan novel, “The Sixth Night” from Kindle, This will allow Goans anywhere to read this ‘Amchi Goemchi’ novel on their Kindle from anywhere in the world.


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O-luv performs with Tal Kravits (Israel), Lorraine Aloysius (Lorraine Music Academy) at Kala Academy Goa

Heritage Jazz powered together magical performances by Tal Kravitz, Delhi-based Lorraine Aloysius, daughter of Helen De Cruz, the original singer of ‘Ei Ei Catrina’ & Goa’s very own Olavo (O’Luv) who showcased a power-packed Indo-Israeli musical extravaganza for the first time ever with the dynamic trio presenting an amazing instrumental fusion.

Frank’s still Frank: Cognizant CEO Francisco D’Souza talks to HfS about his 40% growth year
March 5th, 2011

Francisco D'Souza has over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry in both operational and advisory roles. Prior to his current position, Francisco was Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for Cognizant’s global delivery, marketing and sales, business development, and client services organizations. Previously, he led the company’s North American and European operations.

Filipino students develop iPhone Rosary app
Posted By jessy On March 3, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

App developer Heuristic Apps has released the latest version of its Virtual Rosary application for Ipod,Ipad and Iphones developed by students at the University of Caloocan in Manila.

Version 1.5 provides many improvements over previous versions, the developer company says in a statement. The application contains a full international catholic calendar, automatic mystery selection, a choice of rosary beads, prayers, confessions, images and artwork, bibles, bible study programs, faith tests and more.

News Clips from Goa

Goa Carnival 2011 Pics
From Joel D’Souza | Sat, 05 Mar 2011 10:55:33 -0800

Some Carnival pictures at the following link:

Talking Photos: Panjim Carnival Floats by JoeGoaUk | Sat, 05 Mar 2011
Click here to view Slideshow

As usual, it started one hour late and it took about 3 hour. i.e. around 7pm, must have ended at 8pm at terminating point. The float parade journey is about 1.5 kms. From New Pato Bridge to Kala Academy.

Counseling centres for students to manage stress
The state cabinet on Wednesday approved a scheme to set up counselling centres in 76 super school complexes across the state to help the students cope with the stress/tension while schooling, ahead and during examinations.

‘Go Goa’: State Officials Visit U.S. to Promote Tourism
By Parimal M. Rohit | March 04, 2011 09:09:00 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - It may be the smallest state and among the least populated regions in the country, but Goa is among the most desirable destinations in all of India, that’s if the state’s tourism officials have any say in the matter.

Artisans to gain competitive edge with new training
TNN, Mar 3, 2011, 12.33am IST

Panaji: Hoping to give traditional Goan artisans a boost, the Goa Handicrafts, Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (GHRSSIDC) has formulated a capsule course that will expose the artists to new designs, production techniques and technologies.

Goa's mining industry upset over hike in duty on iron ore

Goa's mining industry is upset over the union budget hiking export duty on iron ore by 5% when the industry had pleaded to scale it down.

News Clips from India

Budget: India to Cut Deficit, Improve Food Security
By ERIKA KINETZ AND ASHOK SHARMA | March 03, 2011 01:34:00 PM

NEW DELHI — India pledged to reduce its deficit while ramping up social spending Feb. 28 as the government unveiled an annual budget aimed at balancing populism with pragmatism.


Catholics rally against civic body’s demolition drive
Posted By cninewsletter On March 5, 2011 @ 5:22 pm In Indian News

Catholics in Mumbai took part in a rally to protest the civic body’s drive to remove crosses on streets in the city.

Doctors perform rare robotic surgery in India 2011-03-05

NEW DELHI, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Doctors in India have claimed to have successfully performed a rare robotic heart surgery on a 23- year-old person at a hospital in the southern Indian city of Chennai, local media reported Saturday.

SEC Charges Rajat Gupta with Tipping Rajaratnam March 03, 2011 01:39:00 PM

Former Goldman Sachs Group board member and former McKinsey & Co. managing director Rajat K. Gupta was sued March 1 by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on charges that he passed insider information to Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam ahead of deals, including Berkshire Hathaway’s $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Profit can't be only priority of business: Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of India's largest private sector company Reliance Industries said today that profit cannot be the only priority for business. Ambani said, "The purpose of any business cannot be only profit. Profit for the shareholders is important. But unless entrepreneurs have a larger purpose and businesses that change lives of millions of people, a sustainable business cannot be created."


+Blanche De Souza
Wed Mar 23 12:00:00

De Souza, Blanche (Ex-Mombasa), passed away peacefully on March 20th, 2011 at Scarborough General Hospital.

Loving daughter to P.A. De Souza (late) and Laurina De Souza (late). Devoted Sister to Annie (late) and Manu D'Cruz (late), Prisca and Chico Da Cruz (late), Joe and Lydia De Souza, & Gracie and Cecil D'Cruz.

She will be sadly m....  Read more



Priority Tickets for 'Tiatr- Kumsar'‏
From: Lourdino Rodrigues

Dear fellow Goans and Konkani speaking Manglorians

By now, you must be aware of the upcoming "Tiatr--KUMSAR' on 18th June,2011. If you are not aware, the flyer linked to this e-mail will bring you up-to-date.

This e-mail is to inform you that we have designed two Categories of tickets this year.





Goan Overseas Association 2011 Upcoming Events
For Further Information:
Date Event Links
19 March 2011  Mass for Deceased Members of the GOA Click Here
20 March 2011 Young adults and Retirees and Friends Family Games Day Click Here
14 May 2011 Anniversary Dance 2011 Click Here
26 May 2011  Trip to Myrtle Beach 2011 Click Here

Goan Events World Wide & Canada - 2011





Saturday June 4, 2011 CLR (Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association) CLR Picnic 2011
Erindale Park, Picnic Area E
Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Goan Cultural Art Tiatr – Kumsar
Michael Power High School,
105 Eringate, Etobicoke, Ontario
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Sunday, July 17, 2011 Calangute Association Of Canada 2011 Calangute Social Click for Flyer
Saturday September 24, 2011 CLR (Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association) CLR Social 2011
Payal Banquet Hall, Kings Ballroom

Health & Wellness

Sugary drinks may raise risk of high blood pressure 2011-03-02 10:55:19 | (Xinhua/Reuters)

BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhuanet) -- Scientists found consuming too many sugary drinks may raise the risk of high blood pressure, according to a study published in "Hypertension" on Monday.

Sleep deficiency affects many Americans: CDC 2011-03-04 06:21:05 | LOS ANGELES, March 3 (Xinhua)

More and more American adults are suffering from a decline in overall sleep duration, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday.


Cancer Update from John Hopkins:
Sent by: John Coutinho

  1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

Dietitians of Canada celebrates Nutrition Month 2011 with the release of Cook! The new go-to Canadian cookbook

TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - Dietitians of Canada today launched Nutrition Month 2011 with the release of Cook! This brand new Canadian treasure is a dazzling collection of 275 satisfying recipes, 32 mouth-watering food photographs, nutrition tips and practical family cooking lessons.


Elderly women on bone drugs may live longer
REUTERS, Feb 21, 2011,

NEW YORK: While bone drugs have gotten a bad rap in the media recently, experts hope mounting evidence of benefits may convince patients not to shun the medicines.

At what age will you be retiring?
Sun Life Financial Inc
Women in Quebec believe they will have to work past age 65

MONTREAL, March 8 /CNW/ - Quebecers of both genders are not optimistic about the economy and their retirement, but women are even less so than men. According to the 2011 Canadian UnretirementTM Index released by Sun Life Financial today, women in Quebec are very concerned about the economy and their personal finances. Forty-five per cent of women believe they will be working beyond age 65, and more women than men have changed their expectations about retirement (women 38% vs. men 27%).

TD Canada Trust releases 2011 Home Buyers Report

She wants to move in and put up her feet. He wants to move in and roll up his sleeves.

TORONTO (March 7, 2011) - When homebuyers browse the listings and hit the open houses this spring, will they be looking for brand-new homes that won’t need any work or fixer-uppers that they can renovate to suit their taste? According to the 2011 TD Canada Trust Home Buyers Report, Canadians are divided with men and women sitting on opposite sides of the fence.

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