Newsletter. Issue 16. July 30, 2011


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Newsline Canada

Ten-year multiple-entry visa: better use of government resources and easier travel to Canada

Toronto, July 20, 2011 - Improvements to make it easier to visit Canada are coming soon, announced the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism. A new ten-year multiple-entry visa will make applying more efficient for applicants and better use government resources.


“Global Goans Convention” in London – Day 2
Posted on GoaNet by: Cip Fernandes cip.fernandes at
Sat Jul 23 2011

Following yesterday’s call to “assert Goan solidarity”, Global Goans united to condemn the illegal mining that is devastating the Indian state Goa in London today.


Global Goan Convention 3rd Day held at Osterley Park, West London 24-07-2011
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Tidbits from 2011 Global Goan Convention London... some pointers to online news and comment links
Posted By Frederick Noronha (Goa) | From: | Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 05:23:32 +0530 | To: | To Goa's premiere mailing list, estb. 1994!

Some news from the 2011 Global Goan Convention and UK Goan Festival, London, 22-24 July.
Links courtesy, Goanet and other sources

Global Goan Convention: Clarion call to assert Goan identity, culture: Times of India


Trip to GOA Festival (Hounslow, UK - 24 July 2011) - 6th Event.
By Golden Goa Association, Southampton (Albums) ...Taken at Cranford, Hounslow, UK

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Kenyans get UK go-ahead for Mau Mau torture case
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:30am GMT

London, July 21 (Reuters) - Four Kenyans were given the go-ahead at Britain's High Court on Thursday to sue the British government over alleged atrocities committed by the British army during the anti-colonial Mau Mau uprising.


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

Do we need - A Goan Community Organisation?
Message To: goanet at | Sent: 18 July 2011 23:51

Dear Editor,

I attach an article in which I have expressed my views on the kind of organisation that might best serve an overseas Goan community. It may be of interest to your readers and, in particular, to those attending the forthcoming Global Goans Convention in London from 22 July.


My humiliating experiences as a (Goan) book-seller
To | By: Selma Cardoso

Dear all,

I have decided to put these thoughts together in the hope that it will help writers and publishers.

After three days of book-selling, the first two days at the (UK Goan) Convention to a select crowd of approximately 200 people each day, and the last day at the festival to a crowd of approximately 5000 people, I have come to the hideous conclusion that we are a society that does not read. Not only that, we are a society that probably has contempt for stimulation caused by anything other than feni. (Ok, these statements are exaggerated because I am reeling from a combination fatigue and assorted disorders). But you can ask Rajendra Talak (the producer of O Maria) and the lovely actress Priyanka with whom I shared stall-space and delicious chit-chat, if you want a second opinion.


Taking the (Goan) diaspora seriously?
Column by Frederick Noronha

As a people, we Goans routinely pull down one another. Bad mouthing is a State pastime. We lack the entrepreneurial and organisational gene. So this impacts us all the more.

Have you heard this one? Q: How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None.

They are all too busy trying to design the perfect light bulb.

People Places and Things

2011 Calangute Social in Canada
Posted on GoaNet by: Antonio Mascarenhas villa.fatima at
Mon Jul 18 13:26:57 PDT 2011 | Written By: Bertilla De Souza

The Villagers of Calangute joined together on July 17th, 2011 to celebrate their Twentieth Anniversary and the Feast of Patron St. Alex. The Social was held at Europa Convention Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and was well attended by well over 300 Villagers and guests.


Bazaar Day – Westend Seniors Club, Toronto
By Lenny Lopes

Kudos to the Toronto Westend Seniors Club who have once again held another superb event, the “Bazaar Day” on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Fairfield Centre, Etobicoke. The previous two very successful events namely, “The Crazy Hat Day” and “Beach Party” were both, not only a tremendous success, but also thoroughly enjoyed by the members and their guests.

Goan & Konkani Media

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We at Konkani Rocks are always there to support and encourage new and exciting talent coming out of Goa.


Goan Fish Curry, Mango Chammanthi, Fish Fry and Red Rice

One of the hottest day so far and tomorrow is gonna be a scorcher. I couldn’t even stand on my backyard it was scorching hot. I had to wait to cool a bit to water my garden. I have not been doing any outdoor activities lately as I get exhausted if I stand outside for a while, so I am trying to hide from the heat. For dinner, I made Goan fish curry served with red rice. Also, I made Mango chammanthi or raw mango combined with grated coconut and fish fry. It was a scrumptious dinner.

U.S.A -Interest Expense on the Debt Outstanding
Interest Expense Fiscal Year 2011
June $110,536,850,221.63
May $30,858,726,707.77
April $28,895,123,159.28
March $24,460,282,823.69
February $21,759,253,957.26
January $21,122,729,715.18
December $104,700,174,845.03
November $19,396,316,137.56
October $24,142,491,931.22
Fiscal Year Total $385,871,949,498.62


Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Korea With Big Sales Goals
Posted on 21. Jul, 2011 | by Paul in Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Korea Launch. The other day Samsung Electronics launched their 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in their home country of Korea for the first time. The tablet runs Google’s latest Android Honeycomb operating system for tablets, a big step up from the Android 2.2 Froyo the companies first tablet ran, the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Light Readings for the Summer

Evolution Transforms The Galapagos Islands
By Armand Rodrigues ‏(Toronto)

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So you think that because you have been to the National Parks or wild-life habitats in places like Africa, Madagascar, Australia, Indonesia, India or Brazil, you have seen it all. Think again. In all these, animals are as afraid of humans as humans are of them.

The Goan Pig
Armand Rodrigues

The name of no animal is more maligned in any language than that of the humble pig. Swine, hog and boar are used as synonyms. Ass, donkey, cat and others cannot hold the candle to Pig when it comes to derogatory usage. No other three-letter word conveys a better connotation of a greedy, dirty, smelly, sulky, immoral, obstinate or annoying person. Any wonder feminists use it in invectives like male chauvinist pig?

News Clips from Goa

Calangute massage parlours are controlled by Mumbai underworld: Agnelo
In a shocking claim, Calangute legislator Agnelo Fernandes has said that the massage parlour business in the Calangute belt is controlled by the Mumbai underworld.

Goa Emerging as Hub for Child Sex Tourism‏
By: Tim de Mello | Posted on GoaNet | Sunday, Jul 17, 2011

Goa is turning to be a leading destination for child sex tourism, warned the archbishop of the state.

Goans meet in UK to focus on mining issues
Alexandre Moniz Barbosa, TNN | Jul 22, 2011, 12.25am IST

Margao: Representatives of Goan organizations from across the globe are expected to converge in London Friday onwards for the Global Goans Convention, where mining in Goa will be one of the issues to be discussed.


Goa - Calangute Feast Special- Photos & Video
Posted on Goanet by:P JoeGoaUk joegoauk at
Sun Jul 17 03:25:58 PDT 2011

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News Clips from India

India moves to give long term visas to Goans settled abroad
PTI Jul 23, 2011, 01.50pm IST

London: Union home ministry has advised Indian missions abroad to extend long-term visas to Goans settled abroad, NRI commissioner Eduardo Faleiro has said.


Mines closure in Karnataka may force JSW, Tatas to halt work
Rakhi Mazumdar & MV Ramsurya, ET Bureau Jul 25, 2011

Kolkata | Mumbai: Last week, when Sesa Goa, India's largest iron ore exporter, cut its revenue guidance for the current fiscal year due to tight ore supply from Karnataka, it spoke volumes about production problem at one of the largest mineral producing states of the country.


'Indians may have much more than $2.5 bn in Swiss banks'$2.5-bn-in-swiss-banks...
ITGD Bureau | Geneva, July 24, 2011

It's official now - Indians hold about $2.5 billion (over Rs 11,000 crore) in Swiss banks, but this figure of Switzerland's central bank may be a gross understatement of the total wealth directly and indirectly held there by entities from India.


Pakistan - Wheat exports come to a halt

Karachi, July 16: Wheat exports have come to a sudden halt following crash in its world prices where Russia made a debut at a low price of $260 per ton, thereby making exports from Pakistan unviable, exporters said.


Founder of the banned Lashkar-e-Toiba Hafiz Saeed ,vows to enter India through J&K

Agencies Posted online: Mon Jul 25 2011, 18:07 hrs
Lahore: Making provocative comments again, Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has vowed to enter India through Jammu and Kashmir.

Saeed, the founder of the banned Lashkar-e-Toiba and blamed by India for masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks, said: "From the door of Kashmir we will launch Gazwah-e-Hind (battle for Hindustan)".


Deutsche Bank named Indian-born, Anshu Jain, as a co-CEO
By Edward Taylor


Frankfurt (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank named Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen as future co-chiefs as it seeks to bridge a divide of deep mistrust between Germany and international investment bankers. Jain, the 48-year-old Indian-born head of Deutsche Bank's investment bank, will share power with Fitschen, the 62-year-old native German responsible for business in Europe's largest economy, the bank said on Monday.