Newsletter. Issue 13. June 18, 2011


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Newsline Canada

IIFA’s North American premiere - Toronto
- 23rd to 25th June 2011
Checkout Events:

The annual International Indian Film Academy celebrations are all set to make their debut in North America in 2011. It’s the 12th year of spreading the magic of Indian Cinema across the world and the destination is the picturesque and ethnically diverse City of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.


Expert report says Canada's 'natural capital', worth billions, is being depleted

Sustainable Prosperity urges greater use of economic incentives to conserve nature's wealth

TORONTO, June 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Putting a market value on Canada's - and the world's - precious ecosystems could be a significant step towards conserving them, by making people more aware of the cost of consuming the planet's resources, according to a report by a Canadian think tank.


Canada Goa Awaz Formed

A new group, Canada Goa Awaz is being formed to support Goemchea Rackhondaracho Awaz. (GRA) (Voice of the Protectors of Goa)

Click here to download flyer.

The stated aims of GRA, a non-governmental organization, is to save and protect our motherland from:

  • Corruption, which is at its peak

  • Land Sharks, taking away our Land and converting Goa into a concrete jungle

New Commons speaker has robust Catholic faith
June 13, 2011 |Deborah Gyapong | Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA - The newly-elected speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer, 32, made history June 2 as the youngest MP to be elected to this coveted role that comes with huge responsibilities and accompanying perks. But Scheer's victory has also sent a message to politicians everywhere that one does not have to separate a robust Catholic faith from public life.

Californians Urged to Get Ready for Earthquakes

Experts say huge tremblor, possibly magnitude 7.8, is likely to hit near Los Angeles on the southern San Andreas Fault in coming year.

Avoid These Common Faux Pas in American Cities
Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Want to avoid embarrassment when visiting U.S. cities? There’s a great series of posts on Q+A site Quora (a social question and answer site similar to Yahoo! Answers) discussing cultural faux pas to avoid in various cities.

Catholic bishop asks for help in building South Sudan

June 15, 2011. ( After 22 years of war and 2 million dead, South Sudan is gaining independence from the North.


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Groundbreaking report
Written by Catholic Register Editorial Tuesday, 07 June 2011 14:35

What caused so many priests to sexually abuse minors

An exhaustive American study has attempted to answer the imponderable: what caused so many priests to sexually abuse minors over the second half of the 20th century?


Quebec walks into darkness with systematic atheism
Wcr Editorial | June 13, 2011, 2011

To paraphrase the French philosopher, Jacques Maritain: The Quebec government cannot see that man must choose between two ways: the way of Calvary and the way of slaughter. Maritain's comment, made in 1938, was actually about the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

People Places and Things

EKVAT -- Lisbon Group for Traditional Goan Music & Dance

Hi Folks,

Last night we were presented with a wonderful experience -- Goans, who had migrated to Portugal, together with their sons, daughters and Portuguese friends gave us a wonderful concert of Goan folk dances and music (some originals composed by members of this group).

You can get some idea of what they gave us from their website: 
You could write to them at


New Library Opened in Mississauga.
Sent by Tim de Mello

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, and Darrel Carvalho, Chairman of the City’s Public Library Board, with plaque unveiling new branch.. Darrel Carvalho, is also a VP of the Goan Overseas Association.

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Jesuits Welcome Two New Priests
by Michael Swan

TORONTO - When Canada’s first Jesuits, Frs. Pierre Biard and Ennemond Massť, arrived 400 years ago, the ship they were sailing was called the Grace of God. As William Mbugua and Michael Knox were ordained by Ottawa’s Jesuit Archbishop Terrence Prendergast June 4, the two new Jesuit priests found themselves in the same boat.


Supersizing the American Dream Home
Ted Landphair | Washington, D.C. June 03, 2011
Photo: W. Marsh, Wikipedia Commons

Some neighbors find the extra-large homes to be a nightmare

A lot of people blanch when they see a home like this rising in an older, established neighborhood with smaller homes and lower rooflines. This is a story about something called “McMansions,” the backlash to McMansions, and the backlash to the backlash about McMansions.


Filipino Immigrants outnumber other Ethnic Groups entering Canada

Matt Galloway spoke with Professor Roland Coloma. He is Co-Director of the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Click here to listen (runs 6:35)


Mitsubishi announces pricing for new Zero-Emission Electric Car

Mitsubishi i-MiEV will arrive in Canadian Mitsubishi dealerships in 2011

TORONTO, June 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc. (MMSCAN) today announced competitive pricing for their all new zero-emission electric car, the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle).

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a five-door, 4-passenger, subcompact hatchback that has been designed and packaged to be efficient, ecological and fun to drive. It will be the most affordable, mass-produced, all-electric vehicle in the Canadian marketplace, and with a targeted range of 135 kilometers, and a top speed of 130 km/h, i-MiEV will make an excellent commuter vehicle for many Canadians living in urban areas.

News Clips from Goa

Goa to celebrates Revolution Day on June 18

PANAJI: The arrangements for the forthcoming Goa Revolution Day to be celebrated at Kranti Maidan, Ponda on June 18, at 8.45am, were discussed at a meeting held at Ponda on Wednesday.

Home Minister Ravi Naik will be the chief guest for the celebration.

Rains cause landslide on Narvem-Pilgao road
Torrential rains in Bicholim caused landslides on the Narvem-Pilgao road early Tuesday morning. While traffic was paralysed for four hours due to the road blockade, there were no persons injured as the road was deserted at the time of the incident.


Mapusa Goa hospital: Asilo docs ready to work under PPP
Posted: 14 Jun 2011 04:23 AM PDT | Source: GoaBlog
(Photo Courtesy: JoeGoaUk)

After getting written assurances from the government, doctors at Asilo hospital, Mapusa, on Monday submitted in writing their willingness to work under the PPP management in the new district hospital.

Soon, a liner from Goa to Mumbai
Joaquim Fernandes, TNN Jun 9, 2011, 06.38am IST

PANAJI: A passenger liner service from Goa to Mumbai and back, a new and larger maritime school in Britona and development of a minor port at Cortalim are three public-private-partnership (PPP) proposals that received the Goa government PPP committee's nod recently.

Rural medical dispensaries to be opened across Goa
PTI | 07:06 PM,Jun 09,2011

Panaji, Jun 9 (PTI) The Goa government has decided to open Rural Medical Dispensaries (RMDs) in state's remote and far-flung areas to increase the reach of medical facilities.


Konkani Song Twin Tower attack 

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This is Cassy Alfonso audio album. Singer Cassy and Prince Jacob

News Clips from India

Many Families Rely on Forced Child Labor
Kurt Achin | New Delhi June 11, 2011 |
Photo: Shaikh Azizur Rahman

Sabina, 13, is forced to do textile work for her family's economic survival in Rashkali, India.

June 12 marks the World Day Against Child Labor sponsored by the International Labor Organization. The annual occasion is meant to draw policy attention to the more than 200 million children around the world who work full time, many in sweatshop conditions. But not all child labor situations are black and white cases of exploitation. Some underage textile workers in India are often crucial to their families' economic survival.


Pakistani Christians shocked by proposed Bible ban
By Lorna Cruz

Bishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore, Pakistan. Credit: ACN

The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible Meeting with a group of disadvantaged young people of the rehabilitation community of the University of Notre Dame in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Sydney
Music and Pornography: Learning to Listen like a Catholic Petition for St. Joseph's blessing


Women writers unequal to me: Naipaul
Ashis Ray, TNN Jun 3, 2011, 03.25am IST

London: Sir Vidia, who almost habitually ruffles literary feathers, has now made women writers see red. The Nobel laureate observed at the Hay festival here that there is no woman writer he considers his equal, infuriating not just sticklers for political correctness but also critics and writers who acknowledge the role woman have played in developing literary sensibilities.


Sobering India Day thoughts at Oxford
- Strengths and weaknesses of two education systems

Amit Roy

(From L to R) Michelle Fernandes, Deeksha Sharma and Shweta Sinha

Oxford, June 15: Three gifted postgraduate Indian students at Oxford - Michelle Fernandes, Deeksha Sharma and Shweta Sinha - have told The Telegraph that on coming to the university, they were confronted with the strengths and weaknesses of the educational system in India.