Newsletter. Issue 08. April 09, 2011


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Newsline Canada

"He wouldn't recognize the truth if it walked up and shook his hand."
Excerpt from CBC News | March 26, 2011 | By Alison Crawford

Canadian Elections - Conservatives, Liberals spar on taxes

Conservative leader Stephen Harper is already calling the Liberal Party's as yet unveiled election platform a "high-tax agenda that will stall our recovery, kill jobs and set families back."

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore calls for arrest of U.S. pastor over Quran burning

Written by Simon Caldwell, Catholic News Service Monday, 04 April 2011 14:22

Afghans shout anti-American slogans during a protest in Mazar-e-Sharif April 1. Hundreds of Afghans took to the streets after Friday prayers to protest the burning of the Quran by a U.S. pastor. Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore, Pakistan, condemned the desecration of the Quran. (CNS photo/Omar Sobhani, Reuters)

Toronto Transit Woes result of Racism ---- Says Commuter Pauline Christopher
Excerpts from Toronto Star Article:
By: Oakland Ross – published April 3, 2011

Overcrowded bus route(s) ply the northern reaches of Toronto, from Finch Station on the Yonge St. subway line to the sodden banks of the Humber River in the remote northwest.

Japan Nuclear Incident to Have Lasting Impact on Commodity Markets, Scotiabank Report

B.C. forest products mills gear up for re-construction in Japan.

TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - Scotiabank's Commodity Price Index, which measures price trends for 32 of Canada's major exports, rose by 1.1 per cent month over month (m/m) in February - the eighth consecutive monthly gain - to a level 49 per cent above the April 2009 cyclical low.

Migration and Remittances Underpin African Economy
Joe DeCapua March 30, 2011

About 30 million Africans live outside their home countries, and the money they send home – called remittances – plays a major role in local and national economies. But a new World Bank report says African governments could do more to harness their full economic benefits.

Former UN Official Says Mideast Uprisings Long Overdue

Deputy Secretary General Mark Malloch-Brown explores 'Unfinished Global Revolution' in his new book

Mark Malloch-Brown has been involved in international affairs for more than three decades.


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Just Canadian

From letters to Globe & Mail Toronto

In his Sunday speech to one of the ridings labelled “very ethnic,” Conservative Leader Stephen Harper stated “Friends, I know you’re here for one thing. You’re here for Canada. People who live here, people who live in Brampton, in Mississauga, and Etobicoke. You people have come to this country from the world over because you believe in this country.”

Secularization pushing out religion in health care
Written by Vanessa Santilli, The Catholic Register Friday, 25 March 2011 11:48

TORONTO - Secularization influence has reached not only into the religious sphere, but also health care, Toronto Auxiliary Bishop William McGrattan told an audience of about 50 people at the annual Cardinal Ambrozic lecture March 24.

Fighting consumerism key in fight against climate change
Written by Michael Swan, The Catholic Register Wednesday, 30 March 2011 13:29

TORONTO - Climate change deniers aren’t what worries KAIROS’ Dorothy McDougall. She worries about Christians who can’t let go of a lifestyle that contradicts the Gospel.

People Places and Things

Remembering Aquino
Battles Wages, Lasting Dreams:

The book on Aquino de Braganca, the foremost South Asian supporter of the African nationalist cause, fighting Portuguese colonialism in Mozambique, written by his wife Silvia Braganca was released by NRI Commissioner Eduardo Faleiro, at Hotel Mandovi in Panjim, Goa, India, on April 2, 2011. Silvia after the release function. (Courtesy By Joel D'souza)

Consul Offers Tribute To Freedom Fighters’ Role In Reforming Portugal Too

Mary Silveira returned as President of Quebec Goan Association
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Message from: | Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011
Subject: Quebec Goan Association- Committee - 2011 - 2012 - 110404

Dear Members,

It is my great honor to return as the president of the QGA for a 2nd term. As, you all know the AGM was held on March 27th, 2011 and a new committee was chosen with three new youth on board our committee. They bring with them a new energy that coupled with our senior directors will undoubtedly make us a stronger and more vibrant committee.


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Message from: deborahsantamaria posted on GoaNet by Rene Barreto

Dear All,
Please visit our Parish website inaugurated on 1st April 2011 by His Grace, Archbishop Evarist Pinto during his Pastoral visit to our Parish from 1st - 3rd  April 2011.

Excerpt from webpage…

The parish of St. Anthony’s is multi-lingual. Masses are said in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil and Konkani though not necessarily every week but at special times of the Ecclesiastical year.

BlackBerry signs Indo-Canadian Company For Tablet Apps

TORONTO – BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has entered into a deal with Indo-Canadian led Polar Mobile for exclusive development of apps to enhance appeal of its soon-be-launched PlayBook tablet.

Goan Archives Steering Committee's 2009/2010

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News Clips from Goa

Babush let off after quizzing by customs
The Goa Education Minister, Mr Atanasio Monserrate, detained by the customs at the Mumbai airport for allegedly carrying unaccounted foreign and Indian currency, was let off on Saturday evening after hours of quizzing.

'No more Engish primaries in Goa'
TNN | Apr 7, 2011,

PANAJI: Supporters of Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) filled Azad Maidan and clung onto the ground's iron railings on Wednesday afternoon as they pledged they will not rest till the state makes its policy of grant-in-aid to only regional language primary schools its permanent policy.

Goa: NIO scientist roots for nature
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 01:50 AM PDT

Placing its hope that Mother Nature will undo the damage to the Sinquerim coastline, the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) says that sea walls provide no guarantee in beach restoration and could even aid its further destruction.

Agencies join hands to salvage Goan handicrafts industry
PTI | Mar 28,2011

Panaji, Mar 28 (PTI): Various government-funded agencies and non-profit organisations are working together to revive the handicrafts sector in Goa, and to link it with the tourism industry.

Portugal holds out hope for Indians
by Armscuncolim March 28, 2011  | Portugal holds out hope for Indians | By Armstrong Vaz

Panaji: Portugal may be one of the poorest in the 17-nation in eurozone, but that has not deterred many an Indian to opt for citizenship of that country. With a financial bailout for the debt-ridden country more likely the Portuguese are apprehensive of what holds in store for them in coming days and months.

Portugal still in denial over Goa
(Devika Sequeira, Deccan Herald) |
Goanet News | Sun, 27 Mar 2011

Portugal should have shown better diplomatic judgment in officially honouring Goa's golden jubilee celebrations

Centres to bring Goan diaspora closer to culture
Apr 5, 2011,

PANAJI: The Goa government has formulated a scheme to set up Goa centres in Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra to facilitate cultural bonding of Goan diaspora in these states.

News Clips from India

India’s Population Rise Slows, Literacy Grows, Girls Vanish

New Delhi – At 1.21 billion, India`s population is almost equal to the combined population of USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan. This also means India has added another Brazil to its population in the last 10 years despite population growth slowing down. Mainland China`s population is 1.35 billion.

India Fourth Most Corrupt Country Globally

Singapore – India finds itself bracketed with countries like Philippines and Cambodia, rated as the fourth most corrupt nation among 16 countries of the Asia Pacific region surveyed by leading Hong Kong-based business consultancy firm PERC. The Political & Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd (PERC) rated India at 8.67 on a scale of zero to 10 with the high end being the worst case of corruption scenario and ahead of the Philippines (8.9 points), Indonesia (9.25 points) and Cambodia (9.27 points).

A lost generation of Karachi Goans
by Armscuncolim | March 30, 2011

United we stand divided we fall

Margao, Goa: Cricket fans in India erupted with joy when the last Pakistan wicket fell which signaled a 30-run win for Mahendra Dhoni’s boys in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Mohali in Punjab.

India set to harvest record grains, may allow exports
Wed, Apr 6 2011

Wheat, lentils to hit record production which will further cool food prices

New Delhi: The country’s record grains output in 2011 may prompt the government to allow wheat exports, farm minister Sharad Pawar said on Wednesday, boosting the prospect of overseas sales of the grain from the world’s second - biggest producer. Junior farm minister Arun Yadav in March said the country could lift a four-year-old ban on the overseas sale of the grain.

See also: India Foodgrain Output to Hit Record High