Newsletter. Issue 12. June 04, 2011


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Brampton’s Citizen of the Year
Date: May 24, 2011
Maria Britto is the Brampton Guardian's 2010 Citizen of the Year.

Click image to listen to her speech.


Legit consultants to go after ghost visa facilitators
Excerpt from:
South Asian Focus | Wednesday May 25 2011 | By Sunil Rao

The recently instituted Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), which is set to shortly take over as the new regulatory body for immigration consultants - or Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs), to give them their righful name - will inter alia "go after ghost consultants," both inside and outside Canada, Interim President and CEO Phil Mooney told practitioners at a recent Town Hall in Brampton.


Study highlights attitudes of second-generation immigrants

They like multiculturalism but don't all agree on the issue of religion

FREDERICTON, NB, May 30 /CNW/ - A cross-Canada study of second-generation immigrants shows broad support for the concept of multiculturalism.

Although hunger in Canada at record level Canadians can make a change and make a difference

Great Canadian Lunch-In events planned across Canada to mark Hunger Awareness Day (May 31), in support of the nearly 900,000 Canadians who turn to food banks each month

TORONTO, May 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Having reached the highest recorded peak for food bank usage in this country, Food Banks Canada is calling on all Canadians to Make a Change and Make a Difference on Hunger Awareness Day tomorrow.

Canadian urbanites embracing world cuisine

Researcher provides insight into how committed Canadian foodies actually are

Fredericton, May 28, 2011 /CNW/ - A study of Canadian families in Toronto and Vancouver says most are happy to eat ethnic foods, but even if people are open to trying things, European cuisine is still a favourite.

Retirement dreams are coming true for one-in-two Ontarians

2011 TD Waterhouse Canadians and Retirement Report finds savings and health are key to making retirement dreams a reality


Kenya Denies Undermining International Criminal Court
Peter Clottey May 30, 2011
| Photo: AP

Back row, former Kenyan Education Minister Ruto, left, former Kenyan Minister of Industrialization Kosgey, center, and Kenyan broadcaster Sang, right, appear at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, April 7, 2011

Food prices 'will double by 2030', Oxfam warns
BBC News World | 30 May 2011

The prices of staple foods will more than double in 20 years unless world leaders take action to reform the global food system, Oxfam has warned.


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Be summer secure
May 27, 2011

Editorial in Brampton Guardian

Why are we giving thieves such easy access to our belongings? Lock them up. Put them away. And keep them out of sight! It’s just that plain and simple. And yet, week after week, there are reports of purses being snatched from the front seats of vehicles in parking lots and laptop computers going missing.


Bribery Culture of India - brilliantly insightful, frighteningly true

Hi.........I hope this will make us understand why bribery is part of our culture !!!!!!!

Analysis on corruption in India does not address its cultural aspect. We see nothing peculiar about corruption in India (except that it is everywhere). We see many corrupt individuals in a system unable to correct itself. Our media reports corruption episodically. One independent incident of greed follows another.

People Places and Things

Bishop Alex Dias of Port Blair, Andamans with Pope Benedict XVI for "AD LIMINA APOSTOLORUM"
Sent by Antonio Mascarenhas

"AD LIMINA APOSTOLORUM" is the technical term for the visit every Bishop has to pay to the Holy Father,the Pope,successor of St.Peter.This visit is also called the QUINQUENNIAL VISIT,because it is supposed to be held every 5 years. But somehow that never happens,because the Popes never seem to get enough time !! For example,this year we were called after 8 years.Our previous one was also held after 8 years.It was to be held in 2000,but the Pope(JOHN PAUL II ) was too busy with the GREAT JUBILEE programmes.So, we had been called in 2003.And now once again we came after 8 years.


Rev. Joaquim (Jack) Pereira appointed Vicar General for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, Alberta, Canada,

A Priest from Goa appointed Vicar General

Rev. Joaquim (Jack) Pereira

As per the press release from Most Rev. Bishop Frederick Henry, dated May 31, 2011, Rev. Joaquim (Jack) Pereira has just been appointed as the Vicar General for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with immediate effect.


Hats Off to the Westend Seniors’ Club (Toronto)
By Armand Rodrigues

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Westend Seniors’ Club Executive Committee 2011 - 2012

Carvalho, Darrel
Vice President
Braganza, Arthur
General Secretary
Almeida, Gerry
Social Secretary
Desouza, Elma
Fernandes, Edward
Assistant Treasurer
Jules, Fernandez
Asst. Soc. Sec .And Equip. Coord.
Lopes, Judy
Activities Coordinator
Fernandez, Sheila
Desouza, Lena
Trips And Tours
Patel, Soonie (Sylvia)
Desa, Hyacinth


Rene Barreto: awarded The Karmaveer Puraskaar

2 Jun: Herald. The all- star delegation from Goa enthralled the fifty thousand or so music- lovers who assembled at Amersfoort, Holland, from all corners of the globe… Armando Gonsalves led the Goan delegation there … One of the highlights of the festival was the awarding of Rene Baretto, a London- based Goan, with the Karmaveer Puraskaar, one of India's highest civil society awards…


Fresh Air is CBC Radio's weekend morning show in Ontario.

Hosted by Mary Ito, it's an engaging mix of music, interviews with guests, columnists and contributors, as well as news, weather and more.


Goan singer/song-writer Dahlia Fernandes music video via Toronto
Sent by : Frederick Noronha on GoaNet | Photo of Dahlia from her website

Singer/song-writer Dahlia Fernandes' music video was officially released at Alleycatz Live Jazz Bar in Toronto on Friday 27th May 2011. In addition to the unveiling of her music video, Dahlia was scheduled to perform her next single 'Jump' at this venue.


Arcelormittal Orbit: Mittal's twisted tale

A work of public art
The Orbit is the latest addition to the London 2012 Olympic Park, but is not part of the original park plan. it is the product of a competition spawned by London mayor Boris Johnson to find a work of public art and a visitor attraction at the 2012 Games main venue.

News Clips from Goa

Governor extends Statehood Day greetings
The Governor of Goa, Dr S S Sidhu, has extended warm greetings to the people of Goa on the occasion of historic and unique Statehood Day — May 30. Dr Sidhu said, "Today is a unique day because by celebrating the 24th anniversary of full-fledged Statehood, we are stepping into the Silver Jubilee Year of the Statehood.


Goa received 273 more charter flights this tourism season
Posted: 27 May 2011 08:19 PM PDT | Source: Goa Blog Courtesy: TOI

For the current tourist season which is drawing to a close, Goa received 273 charter flights more than the previous season, totalling nearly 900 flights with more than 50 % of the total charter tourists coming from Eastern Europe – Khazakistan and Russia.

I-League Title Race Scenario: Only A Two-Horse Race Now
By Rahul Bali | 29-May-2011 3:05:00 AM

With effectively just one round of matches remaining only two teams are still in contention to win the I-League title and both of those clubs are from Goa.

The I-League regulations state that in case the teams are locked on points, the head-to-head result is being looked at with the team securing highest points being placed higher, thereafter even if the second option is also similar goal difference shall be the determining factor.

Goa police apply for jobs on immigration desks
Posted: 26 May 2011 -GoaNet

Almost 150 Goa police personnel have submitted applications to be posted on deputation at the immigration desks in the state to be taken over by the Union ministry of home affairs.

Mapusa boy tops IIT-JEE exam in Goa
Posted: 27 May 2011 01:47 AM PDT

With a rank of 1368, Ugam alias Vassudio Kamat from Mapusa has secured the highest rank in Goa this year at the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Exam ( IIT-JEE). The exam was held on April 11.

Younger Goans in Portugal prefer movies to culture

Panaji, June 2 (IANS) Younger generations of Portuguese citizens of Goan origin would "rather go watch a movie", than listen to stories and facts about their Goan heritage, feels a leading Portugual based musician.

News Clips from India

Muslim renovates flooded Church
Posted By cninewsletter On May 27, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

Christians are offering daily prayers for a Muslim politician who is funding a Church restoration project.


Hunger looms in remote Nepal hills
Published Date: May 27, 2011

The announcement by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), that it will have to reduce food supplies to almost one million hungry Nepalese, has everyone in the region worried.


Indian Naval commanders review coastal security
South Asian Focus | Wednesday May 25 2011

New Delhi - Top naval commanders this week began a four-day conference here to review the security situation in the region in the backdrop of terror strikes in Pakistan, apart from threats posed by Somali pirates closer to Indian shores.


Russia Snubs India; Cancels Navy, Army War Games
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS): Russia has snubbed India in the recent months by cancelling two important bilateral war games, usually held under a well-established arrangement, a senior official said Monday. The move has raised eyebrows in the Indian defence establishment.


Pakistan’s top military officials are worried about militant collaborators in their ranks
Excerpt from: The Washington Post

Islamabad, Pakistan - Embarrassed by the Osama bin Laden raid and by a series of insurgent attacks on high-security sites, top Pakistani military officials are increasingly concerned that their ranks are penetrated by Islamists who are aiding militants in a campaign against the state.