Newsletter. Issue 15. July 16, 2011


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Canada's Job Market Stuck in Neutral, Auto Union President Says.

TORONTO, July 8, 2011 /CNW/ - "Canada's job market is still stuck in neutral. It is high time the federal government acknowledge and address this fact," said CAW President Ken Lewenza in response to today's Labour Force Survey release.


Canada’s Catholic Bishops take pastoral approach to same-sex attraction
July 11, 2011 | Deborah Gyapong | Canadian Catholic News

Ottawa - Canada’s Catholic bishops have published a pastoral letter on ministry to young people with same-sex attraction that warns against “watering down” Church teaching yet shows sensitivity to the challenges faced by homosexuals.


Canadian Immigrant’s first job, education settlement fair, a grand success
By Staff writer Canadian Immigrant | July 11, 2011

The Toronto Congress Centre looked like the “international arrivals” section of the Pearson International Airport on July 7, as more than a thousand newcomers walked through the door the whole day. This was indeed a testimony to the grand success of Canadian Immigrant’s first ever, and free, job, education and settlement fair!

Toronto surpasses Vancouver as most expensive city in Canada
By Jordan Chittley | Daily Brew – 23 hours ago

Toronto has been named the most expensive city to live in Canada, taking the top spot away from Vancouver.

Canada’s Ontario Government funds expansion of Hindu temple
Posted by : Tim de Mello (Canada),2011-07-01

Ontario Government in Canada is reportedly helping cover the costs of the expansion of Devi Mandir in Pickering (Ontario). The reports suggest that the Mandir organization will receive over $422,000 for upgrades, repairs, renovation and installation of the solar panel roof system. Funds are said to be coming from Ontario’s Community Capital Fund.


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Opinion - Goa University Faces New Challenges
Published on: July 10, 2011 | By Nandkumar Kamat

With more than 52 per cent female candidates qualifying for interviews for getting registration for PhD programme during 2011-12, under various faculties at Goa University a new record in gender transition at highest level of higher education has been created.


Analysis: Why Canadians should care about a U.S. debt default

When even the U.S. Treasury refers to the possibility of a debt default by the American government as "an unprecedented event in American history that would precipitate another financial crisis," that tends to get the world's attention.

People Places and Things

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Canada plays host to India's Bollywood awards

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The stars of Indian cinema have turned out for their biggest awards night, but not in Mumbai or New Delhi, rather in Toronto, Canada.


Mosaic - the South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga is bigger and better than ever before.
July 9, 2011

Event organizers and political dignitaries welcomed thousands of people to RBC Mosaic last night at Mississauga Celebration Square. The three-day South Asian arts and entertainment festival, entering its sixth year, is the largest of its kind in North America.

Dr. Colin Saldanha, Mississauga's Citizen of the Year in 2010, emceed the event and is looking forward to this year's festival being bigger than ever. "We have a reputation of enjoying ourselves here at Mosaic," Saldanha said in his opening remarks. "The numbers are growing and they'll keep growing over the next couple of days."

Ontario Immigration and Labour Market Information

Population in Ontario in 2010: 13,210,700
Labour Market Information
Ontario: Unemployment Rates (2009)

Labour Force (25-54 years old) Unemployment Rate
Total Population 7.3
Canadian-born 6.2
Landed Immigrants 9.9
Immigrants landed 5 years or less 16.7
Immigrants landed 5 to 10 years 9.8
Immigrants landed more than 10 years 8.5
Source: Statistics Canada.

News Clips from Goa

Goa beaches declared unfit for swimming
Published Saturday, July 02, 2011 

Indian scientists warn of high sewage contamination

India's most popular Goa beaches are unfit for swimming and fishing because of high sewage contamination, Indian scientists have warned. The level of fecal coliform bacteria in coastal and river waters is much higher than the accepted safety standards, said a study by the government-run National Institute of Oceanography. Senior scientist at the institute N. Ramaiah said Friday that the contamination has been measured at 190 so-called colony forming units while safety levels should be at 100 units.


Goa beaches 'too contaminated for swimming' say scientists
By Catherine Eade | Last updated at 6:50 PM on 4th July 2011

Goa beaches 'too contaminated for swimming' say scientists

Paradise lost: Anjuna Beach is a top favourite in Goa, but officials have now warned of the dangers of swimming

Devastating news: Palolem beach in South Goa has high levels of bacteria, making it unsafe for swimming

Goa, one of the most sought-after beach destinations for British tourists, is unfit for swimming or fishing, scientists have warned. Beaches in the 'party state', which attracts nearly 2.6 million tourists annually, are contaminated by sewage it was revealed today.

Goa: Pollution of soil, water continues in Sattari
The Economic Times | Fri, Jul 08, 2011 | Updated 06.31PM IST
8 Jul, 2011, 12.58AM IST, Rajendra P Kerkar,TNN

The pollution of soil and water bodies is rampant in Sattari as not a single village panchayat in the taluka has a garbage treatment plant

Monsoon: Trawlers banned, canoes allowed in Goa
Posted: 03 Jul 2011 10:49 PM PDT

Come monsoon, and the mechanised trawlers in Goa remain off-water, thanks to a High Court directive which banned fishing by big boats this time of the year. But hundreds of fishermen, who have canoes – with less than 10 horsepower engines venture out into the sea in the wee hours every day. Some 28,000 fishermen, natives of 105-km Goa coastline, look forward to the ban period (June 15 to July 31), because during the rest of the year, trawlers do not leave much catch for them. And during the rains, relatively less fish reach the markets, so prices are high.

Goan widow asked to prove she’s an Indian
Juino D Souza |

Panjim: This is a shocking story of Anastasia Magdalena Mendes, a 78- year old widow wanting to acquire a passport for travel to the Holy Land in fulfillment of her vow. This Goan native was made to run from pillar to post to prove her Indian nationality. She was shamed and humiliated by the State Home Department who refused to believe her as an Indian citizen only because she was born at Basrah (Africa continental) although her birth was registered at Goa.

Goa University to have Chair on Indian Diaspora
PTI | 10:07 PM,Jul 05,2011

Panaji, Jul 5 (PTI) Goa's NRI Commissioner Eduardo Faleiro today said Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has agreed to establish a Chair on Indian Diaspora studies at the Goa University.Faleiro told reporters that Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has agreed to his request to establish a Chair on diaspora studies at the Goa University."A part payment has already been made by the Universities Grants Commission (UGC) to the Goa University towards creation of this Chair," he said here.

Indian National Trade Union Congress demands that Mining industry in Goa be nationalised
PTI | 10:07 PM,Jul 04,2011

Panaji, Jul 4 (PTI) Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), a labour arm of Congress, today demanded that mining industry in Goa be nationalised.INTUC president and Rajya Sabha MP G Sanjeeva Reddy told reporters here that being a national resource mining should not be allowed to be enjoyed by a few wealthy industrialists.

News Clips from India

Corruption and Personal Accountability in India
By Alex Gallafent | July 7, 2011

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Over the last year or so, news channels in India have been filled with talk of officials on the take. The scams have ranged from the selling of telecoms licenses to the improper financing of the Commonwealth Games last year.


National Sample Survey finds huge disparity in Indians' income
The Economic Times | Fri, Jul 08, 2011

New Delhi: While average monthly per capita expenditure stood at Rs 1,053.64 in rural areas and Rs 1,984.46 in urban India in 2009-10, there remained a huge gap between the incomes of the top and bottom segments of the population, as per the latest National Sample Survey.


Kerala temple's secret vaults yield 12bn in treasure, Monday 4 July 2011 10.33 BST

Jewels piled in sacks and tonnes of gold at Thiruvananthapuram temple worth more than India education budget

Treasure worth 12.5bn has been found in subterranean vaults at Sree Padmanabhaswamy in Kerala. Photograph: Reuters

Investigators plan to pry open the final vault hidden deep beneath an old Hindu temple where treasure worth more than India's entire education budget has been found.


India Halts Opening of Temple Treasure Vault
VOA News | Photo: AP

A policeman stands guard as temple staff crowd at the north side entrance of the 16th century Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum, India, July 6, 2011

India's Supreme Court, citing security concerns, has halted the opening of the last vault at a Hindu temple where billions of dollars worth of treasures have been uncovered.


Infosys Technologies Chairman, KV Kamath, says India’s economy growing at 11%
Jul 10, 2011, 06.56am IST

Bangalore: The Indian economy is growing faster than the officially quoted 8%-8.5% GDP growth rate, said KV Kamath, the newly appointed chairman of Infosys Technologies.


Pakistan - Army defiant as US halts $800mn aid
Posted By AFP On July 11

The military has not been officially informed of the decision to suspend aid, said military spokesman Major Genera Athar Abbas

Islamabad: The Pakistani military was defiant Monday after Washington said it would suspend $800 million worth of security aid, saying it was capable of fighting militants without US assistance.


India set to reap bumper pulses crop as domestic production may cross 16.5-mn tonnes this year
SME News, Monday, Jul 11, 17:41:26 PM IST

New Delhi: India will be reaping bumper pluses crop as the domestic production is likely to touch 16.5-million tonnes this year. This figures will be able to achieve due to an action plan which will be helpful in making India self sufficient in the commodity.


Iron ore exports may plunge to 75-mn tonnes:
SME News, Monday, Jul 11, 10:51:36 AM IST

New Delhi:  The iron ore exports for the present financial year is expected to decline to 75-million tonnes, said Mr Siddharth Rungta, President of Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI). This fall is due to the delay in lifting of export ban by Karnataka.