Newsletter. Issue 11. May 21, 2011


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Newsline Canada

Two Goans Among Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2011
Message from: Antonio Mascarenhas

Among top 25 Canadian immigrants of 2011 Are
Guilherme Dias of  Mississauga, Ontario
And, Audrey D'Souza-Moraes of Nobleton, Ontario

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Guilherme Dias
image001.jpgOccupation: Director, Strategic Talent Management

Country of Origin:

Mississauga, ON

Audrey D’Souza-Moraes
Occupation: Principal

Country of Origin: Uganda

City: Nobleton, ON
Canada needs work, according to Frank Stronach
Toronto Star

(May 13, 2011) Billionaire entrepreneur Frank Stronach says he would like to spark a “revolution” in Canada that would overhaul health care, education, taxes and the way the country governs itself. “Yes, I would like to start a revolution, ...
Ontario labour market works for no one

New report says: "It's ours to fix"

TORONTO, May 10 /CNW/ - A new report released today presents a fresh accounting of the state of Ontario's labour market and calls for a strategic overhaul.

Fiesta in Madrid: Preparations heating up for World Youth Day
By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- With fewer than 100 days to go, preparations for World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid are heating up and organizers are promising a "fiesta," adding a Spanish flavor to the traditional opportunities for prayer, friendship, music and religious education.

Vatican norms insist on 'generous' approval for use of Tridentine rite
VATICAN-TRIDENTINE May-13-2011| By John Thavis| Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A new Vatican instruction calls on local bishops and pastors to respond generously to Catholics who seek celebration of the Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal, commonly known as the Tridentine rite.


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Sorry Goa, we are late by 500 years
Frederick Noronha | Independent journalistbased in saligao, goa

Five centuries ago, goa became a european colony. So how come we are still reluctant to learn our lessons from what happened in the tiny state?

Obama administration is divided over future of U.S.-Pakistan relationship

Two weeks after the death of Osama bin Laden, the Obama administration remains uncertain and divided over the future of its relationship with Pakistan, according to senior U.S. officials.

People Places and Things

Goan Overseas Association – Toronto, 41st Anniversary
Photos by Albert Fernandes

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The Goan Overseas Association, Toronto, held their Annual General Meeting on May 1, 2011 and their Anniversary Dance on May 14, 2011 and is pleased to announce the newly-elected officers and members of the Executive Committee 2011/2012.


Dr. Olaf Ribeiro - The Ultimate Tree Hugger

Toronto Goan Community hosts renowned Arborist.

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Dr.Ribeiro, who resides in Bainbridge Island Washington was in Toronto at the invitation of the Toronto Botanical Garden where he gave two seminars. We invited him to a Goan restaurant for dinner and to give us a talk on his work.

Maria Britto Citizen of the Year in Brampton Ontario
Excerpt from Brampton Guardian  | By PAM DOUGLAS May 11, 2011

As a little girl, spent her Sundays after church feeding the poor in the compound of her family’s home in Bangalore, India. Her mother would make pots and pots of food every week, and Britto and her siblings would serve it. “Everyone would sit in the compound and have lunch,” she recalled recently. “My mother said you must give back. If you don’t, you don’t sleep well at night.” One look at the local real estate agent’s lengthy and varied list of volunteer work in Brampton over an impressive 35 years and it’s obvious Britto sleeps like a baby.

‘Your Goa 101’ Presentation in Toronto
From posting on GoaNet by Silviano Barbosa

The G.O.A. (Goan Overseas Association) Toronto’s first ever “Your Goa 101” presentation was attended by over 80 Goans in Toronto  on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Google-powered laptops to go on sale June 15
The Associated Press | 11 May 2011 03:23

SAN FRANCISCO - The first laptops running on a Google-designed software system will go on sale in the U.S. and six other countries June 15.

News Clips from Goa

Govt to close illegal mines
The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat Sunday said that all illegal mines in the state will be shut down. He said the government has already initiated action against the illegal mines operating in the state.

Cheryl D’Souza, unlikely green warrior, takes on south Goa’s mining mafia
Aimee Ginsburg | Society / Profiles Magazine | May 23, 2011

We are in Cheryl D’Souza’s Gypsy and she’s driving like the devil’s on her tail. D’Souza’s long brown hair blows in the wind while she talks with one hand, expertly shifting gears with the other. We fly past the paradisiacal landscape: fields of dazzling emerald, lush beckoning jungle, craggy, sacred mountains and ancient shiv lingams crowned with mogra. Interspersed with — and jarring to the core (are we really in Goa?) — red, open wounds, shorn naked earth,

Youth from elite Goa families addicted to drugs since 80s`

Panaji: Newly appointed Goa Director General of Police (DGP) Aditya Arya on Thursday said the state has been facing the menace of narcotics since the 1980s when youths from elite families began to fall for the addiction.

Goa anti-mining activist beaten up

Panaji, May 12 (IANS) An anti-mining activist was Thursday beaten up by unidentified assailants in South Goa district, allegedly because of his protest against illegal transportation of iron ore near his village, police said.

Goa ore exporters” body condemns attack on activist
Posted: 13 May 2011 07:40 AM PDT

A day after an anti-mining activist from a tribal community was beaten up, the state mineral ore exporters’ association today said that “resorting to armed attacks would only serve to alienate the local communities from the mining industry”.

Goa minister Atanasio Monserrate penalised in foreign currency case
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai

Goa education minister Atanasio Monserrate, who was detained at the Mumbai airport last month for allegedly carrying unaccounted foreign and Indian currency, has been fined and slapped with a penalty of Rs2 lakh for the violation of the Customs Act and Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) rules, a customs official said today.

Goa's former minister seeks disqualification of MLAs

Panaji, May 14 (IBNS) Goa’s ex tourism minister Francisco Pacheco ( Mickky) has moved an application before the Speaker of the state Legislative Assembly seeking to revive his disqualification petition against Public Works Department minister Churchill Alemao and legislator Aleixo Reginald Lourenco under the anti-defection law.

Men Machine All Original Songs Live Concert May 1 2011

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News Clips from India

Acquisition and Transfer of Property in India‏
Message sent by Uvy Lopes
Transfer of Immovable Property in India by a Person Resident outside India
By Neville Barreto

Who is a NRI ?
A NRI is a person resident outside India who is either a citizen of India or a person of Indian origin. A NRI is an Indian Citizen who has migrated to another Country. For all official purpose the Government of India considers the NRI an Indian National away from India for more than 182 days in a year.

India shamed by blooper in wanted list to Pakistan
India Blooms News Service

Mumbai/New Delhi/Agartala, May 17 (IBNS) India's home ministry was apparently left egg-faced on Monday and a probe was ordered with the discovery that at least one among the 50 most wanted terror fugitives' names sent to Pakistan for action actually resides in Thane and attends court regularly for his trial in a 2003 train blast case.

Thousands celebrate Buddha's birthday in Nepal
Binaj Gurubacharya, The Associated Press | 17 May 2011 05:55

LUMBINI, Nepal - Tens of thousands of devotees chanted sutras and lit incense Tuesday at a temple in southwestern Nepal to celebrate the anniversary of Buddha's birth.
Police said they expect up to 50,000 people to visit the forested Mayadevi temple, built where Buddha is believed to have been born 2,555 years ago. Devotees chanted and offered fruits and flowers at the temple.

IIT’s stressed-out geeks opt for suicide solution
Sai Manish –Chennai | Posted on 14 May 2011 | Society & Lifestyle Education

Management and counseling cells come under fire for failing to tackle spike in deaths
By the time Nitin Reddy’s door on the third floor of the Jamuna Hostel in IIT Madras was broken open by his friend after a frantic call from his father, it was too late. The 24-year-old’s limp body was hanging from the fan.


Chairman of the Madhvani Group of Companies, Manubhai Madhvani, died in London on Tuesday May 17, 2011
Excerpt from:
Publication date: Wednesday, 18th May, 2011 | By Frank Mugabi

Madhvani for cremation, ashes destined for Uganda

The chairman of the Madhvani Group of Companies, Manubhai Madhvani, who died in London on Tuesday, is set to be cremated today.

A statement from the Jinja-based Kakira Sugar Ltd, where he has been one of the three joint managing directors, said the cremation would be held at the Golders Green Crematorium, West Chapel in London. The family will then embark on arrangements to fly his ashes to Uganda on a later date.


The Late Felix John Remedios

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Sincere thanks to all of you from Yvonne Remedios

It has been almost six months since our beloved Felix left us. During this time my life has changed tremendously. Initially the pain that I felt in my heart was truly unbearable but it gets better day-by-day and believe me, it is Our Dear Lord and Our Blessed Lady working through each one of you to bring me comfort and strength.