Newsletter. Issue 09. April 23, 2011


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Newsline Canada

Former Members of Parliament cite their own parties as a source of frustration

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TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ - A new report on Canadian politics, entitled "It's My Party: Parliamentary Dysfunction Reconsidered," highlights the frustrations that former MPs feel about the way politics is practiced in Parliament.

Consumer Price Index Rises 3.3%
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | Released at 7:00 a.m. Eastern time

Consumer prices rose 3.3% in the 12 months to March, the largest year-over-year increase since September 2008. This advance follows a 2.2% increase in the 12 months to February.

UK coalition divisions reopen over immigration
April 15, 2011 | By IRNA,

London: Divisions in Britain's coalition government on immigration reopened Thursday with Business Secretary Vince Cable accusing Prime Minister David Cameron of making a “very unwise” speech that could “inflame extremism”.

Kenya, Uganda protest as maize prices skyrocket
The Associated Press | Published: April 19, 2011.

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya and Uganda are seeing protests over rising food and fuel costs. Food prices are rising across the globe, driven by the higher transport costs that accompany rising oil prices. The World Bank said last week that food prices are 36 per cent higher today than a year ago and are pushing people "deeper into poverty."


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

Damn Maro Damn
Source: The Wanda Alvares Blog | Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A blog by Wanda Alvares - Published Author of the Best Selling Book Natural Beauty.

I love Movies, entertaining movies! made by thorough professionals. However every now and then we see crap and rubbish being produced and released by some silly movie makers.

Bollywood!! its a great industry and some of the movies are made well indeed, entertaining, fun, some even carry meaningful messages and all that without hurting anybody's sentiments... these are great movies to watch.

Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization,
Interview with Gordon Brown
By: Doug Saunders | April 11, 2011

The old world was when people were selling to Europe and North America because we were the biggest consumers in the world. Ten years from now, the biggest consumers in the world in terms of volume are going to be the Asian emerging markets. Not to support free trade and open trade and good trading relations between east and west harms the West, rather than helps the West.

Click here to Listen to CBC podcast

On December 9, 2010, I sat down with former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at his office in the City of London to talk about his proposals, contained in his book Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization, for repairing the world financial crisis. This is a partial transcript. You may also read my article about this interview.

People Places and Things

Book Review
Belinda Viegas Muller’s Novel ‘The Cry of the Kingfisher’

‘Happiness lies within our creativity and realising it’
Published on: April 13, 2011 - 23:09  

Belinda Viegas Muller’s creative journey is ready for fruition with her first book being set for release on April 16. A psychiatrist by profession Belinda has picked from various influences to weave the story of three women’s struggle for happiness.
By Anuradha Das | NT NETWORK

Novelist and psychiatrist, Belinda Viegas Muller is of the firm belief that people are happiest when they are achieving their potential and in a warm voice tinged with the enthusiasm at seeing her first creative baby being finally delivered Belinda informs that her Novel ‘The Cry of the Kingfisher’ is just about that – the discovering and achieving of creative potential.

Canada’s 55+ Put Pen To Paper
Review By
Dale Luis Menezes | Posted on GoaNet | Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:19:26 -0700

Goa Masala: An Anthology of Stories by Canada Goans
Published by: Goa 1556, Saligão in association with A Plus Publishing, Canada
Price: Rs. 195/-
ISBN: 978-93-80739-04-5

See also Eugene Corriea’s comment at end of article.

In the recent years it seems that the Goan diaspora is speaking out. This is evident from the fact that a number of books have been published which deal with the history of Goan migration, the causes of such a migration and the experience(s) resulting from settling in a foreign land. These books have a decent ‘visibility’ in the various bookstores in Goa as well as on the internet. I would rate Selma Carvalho’s Into the Diaspora Wilderness as one which articulates migration-related issues in a succinct way (reviewed by me for GT: October 6, 2010).

Message from Abel Nunes

The G.O.A cubs were formed in July 2009. The Goal of the club was to develop the participants with high quality soccer skills at an affordable price.

Our Focus is on teaching children aged 5 – 10 years. We began with 4 children and have now grown our program to just over 30 children. All our coaches have attained their Soccer Level 1 Coaching and have also being certified in CPR Training. Additionally our Head Coach, Mr. Jad Samra is a mentor coach with the North Mississauga Soccer Club.

How to read the codes Quick Response with the Mobile phone

You will probably already have seen on any newspaper or magazine these kind of “stamps checkered” black and white as the picture above, not understanding exactly what are and how they are used.

Canada Post unveils two Royal Wedding stamps
April 15, 2011 @ 10:00AM

Ottawa (ON) - This morning, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post, unveiled two stamps - one domestic and one international—to celebrate the upcoming wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton. The stamps will be issued on April 29—the day of the nuptials - and will be available at post offices across Canada, online or by mail order. The last Royal Wedding stamp by Canada Post was issued in 1948. Click here to read more
The Making of the Konkani Audio "BABY, You’re My Love"

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Indo Portuguese TV New Video
From: Silvestre Machado (
Sent: April 15, 2011 11:16:50 AM |
Silvestre Machado 7:16am Apr 15

INDO PORTUGUESE TV 04/15/11 01:17AM recorded on USTREAM. Educational

News Clips from Goa

Goa’s plan size for 2011-12 is R s3,320 cr

Note: One crore ~ 214,736.85 CAD
The National Planning Commission on Tuesday fixed Goa’s plan size at Rs 3,320 crore ($648 million CAD)for the year 2011-12, which is notably 22.51 per cent higher than previous financial year.


Procession of Saints 2011 - Pics and Video
JoeGoaUk | Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:48:46 -0700
Santamchem Pursanv Or Procession of Saints At Goa-Velha, 11th April 2011

A video: Saints at the starting point org/msg75794.html

Controversial lines deleted from Dum Maaro Dum
Posted on April 17th, 2011 in Entertainment | By Eugene Desiree

Mumbai - Following controversies and numerous police complaints against Dum Maaro Dum tarnishing the image of Goa, especially Goan women, all controversial lines in the film hurting women’s sentiments have been deleted by filmmaker Rohan Sippy.

Dum Maaro Dum Controversy: Goa
CM Writes To I&B Ministry

Goa government has sought the intervention of Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry in the Dum Maaro Dum controversy.

Plea to upgrade level of Goan Tiatr
Apr 19, 2011,

PANAJI: Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly and chairperson of Goa Kala Academy Pratapsingh Rane has urged Konkani tiatr playwrights and directors to help upgrade the standard of tiatr.

Agitation on MPT expansion project affects Goa iron ore exports
From Goa Blog | Posted: 16 Apr 2011 09:28 AM PDT

KAP activist Bismark Dias said all the dwellings of traditional fishermen across the coast should be notified by the government.

Iron Ore Export From Goa Resumes
Sunday, April 17, 2011 6:58:25 PM (IST)

From Special Correspondent -Daijiworld Media Network - Panaji

Panaji, Apr 17: The iron ore export from Goa, which had come to standstill for last two days, resumed on Sunday after the channels leading to state’s both the ports were cleared.

Tandoori versus sorpotel: Goan cuisine on collision path
April 15, 2011 | By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, IANS,

Panaji: Goan cuisine is on a path of culinary collision with mainstream dishes from Punjab and other regions of India.

News Clips from India

India revamping safety of its nuclear plants
The Associated Press | 14 April 2011 05:47

NEW DELHI - India is increasing safety features at all of its nuclear power plants to try to prevent a crisis like Japan's caused by seismic activity or an extended power loss, a government official said Thursday.

Very Few Exceptions To Corrupt Politicians: Anna Hazare
Friday, April 15th, 2011 | Posted by The Weekly Voice
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Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday charged “political and criminal forces” of trying to dilute the nationwide movement against graft by defaming and criticising the campaign for a comprehensive Lokpal Bill. “Some political and criminal forces are afraid of recent awakening and huge support of the common man to the Jan Lokpal Bill. They are trying to create confusion and defame the movement to defuse the emerging people’s movement for curbing corruption,” Hazare said in Ralegan Siddhi village, 40 kms away from Ahmednagar.

South Asian Women Caught Between Tradition and Modernity
Aida Akl April 04, 2011| Photo: AP

Part of an ongoing series about women and the challenges they face across the world

Pakistan youths walk past a portrait of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto displayed at the site where she was assassinated in Rawalpindi (File)

South Asian women lag behind men in literacy, workforce participation, reproductive rights and most other areas. Yet the region’s array of female leaders put the rest of the world to shame.

Chlorine Tablets To Fight Delhi’s Superbug
Friday, April 15th, 2011 | Posted by The Weekly Voice
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New Delhi: Following reports about a drug-resistant superbug being found in Delhi waters, the Delhi city government on Wednesday decided to distribute chlorine tablets to people free of cost but insisted that it was only a precautionary measure and the water is totally safe.