Newsletter. Issue 17. August 13, 2011


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Weak Job Market a Concern for Real Economic Recovery, says CAW President

Toronto, Aug. 5, 2011 /CNW/ - Today's announcement of continued job growth in Canada is in stark contrast to the more deeply rooted challenges facing our national labour market, said CAW President Ken Lewenza.


Canada – Unemployment Rate Declines
July 2011

The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 7.2%, as fewer people participated in the labour market.

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Make a connection
The Brampton Guardian | July 24, 2011

See also Goan Archives Canada contribution:

The Peel Heritage Complex is looking to connect residents through a new interactive web project called ‘Passages’.


Government of Canada to Reduce Information Technology Costs and Save Taxpayers' Dollars

Gatineau, Quebec, August 4, 2011 — On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, along with the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced measures to streamline and identify savings in Information Technology (IT) through Shared Services Canada.

Brampton Teachers head to Africa
By Roger Belgrave | August 8, 2011

This Friday, teachers from Brampton’s Turner Fenton Secondary School head for East Africa on a mission to offer aid and professional training in the region.


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

Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Reflections after the Global Goans Convention
Posted on Goanet by: Jason Keith Fernandes | Sat Aug 6 2011

(A version of this post was first published in the Gomantak Times 3 Aug 2011)

There are a good many detractors of the Global Goans Convention. These persons, both within Goa and without, mount the charge that the Conventions are a waste of the taxpayer’s money and amount to nothing more than offering the Commissioner of NRI Affairs, and his office, a fun visit to various parts of the world. This is an unfortunate and perhaps shortsighted criticism.


Goa is not going. It has gone
Posted on GoaNet by: Aires Rodrigues | Fri Aug 5 2011

We all talk about saving Goa. The moot question is, Is there anything at all that remains to be saved? Its good to be optimistic but the ground reality is that Goa’s decay has been expedited in the last five years in particular. The political vampires have sucked Goa’s blood. The political vultures have not shied away from feasting and even stripping the bones clean.


COLUMN: Sixty-four isn't old anymore
Terry Miller | June 30, 2011

In 1967, the Beatles wrote a love song about a couple aging together. The song, “When I’m 64!” has a sensitive and attentive ring to it because in this song a young man asks a girl to share her future with him and to grow old together.

People Places and Things

Internationally acclaimed pianist Chelsea de Souza from Mumbai
By: Edward D’Souza posted in Global Goan Awards.
Image: Chelsea De Souza at her Mumbai home | Photographs: Abhishek Mande

17 year old Chelsea de Souza started playing the piano at the age of 5 and began performing on stage soon after. Her first major success was at the 1st All-India Piano Competition organized by the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation, where at the age of 10 she won the first prize in an age group up to 13 years. Barely four years later, she was the runner-up at the 2nd All-India Piano Competition at 14, the youngest contestant in an age group up to 30 years. She was subsequently invited by jury member Sheila Arnold, Professor of Piano at the Hochschule Musik in Germany, on three consecutive summer scholarships.


Some dos, don’ts when you enter the House of God
Written by Dorothy Pilarski, | Catholic Register Special Wednesday, 27 July 2011 08:06

One day at Sunday Mass a well-meaning dad arrived with a large plastic bag from a popular store. It contained a big, new toy for his young son. Something to entertain him during Mass. I can still see the bag’s big, green logo appearing from behind the kneeler, interrupting prayers.


Yolanda wins award in Hungary
Times of India

Panaji: Goan artist Yolanda Sousa Kammermeier, who attended an international artists' camp organized by the artists colony of Hajdubozsormeny in Hungary on invitation, has been honoured with an award for creative excellence


Goan Priest Turns Documentary Filmmaker at New York Film Academy

Goan Priest Turns Documentary Filmmaker at New York Film Academy When documentary From Victim to Victor screened last month at the New York Film Academy


Did You Know !
Celebrating The Invention of Air Conditioning During the Hottest Canadian Summer

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 11, 2011 /CNW/ - During the recent heat wave, Canadians did everything from hitting the pool to enjoying ice cream to try to stay cool. But it was one of summer's most important inventions that helped many people beat the heat, even as temperatures soared to record highs.

News Clips from Goa

New software soon for Goan taxpayers 
Times of India

Panaji: To bring about relief to Goan taxpayers, the income tax department is in the process of developing a new software to apportion income between Goan spouses covered under the Portuguese Civil Code. Section 5A of the Income Tax Act, 1961,

Malaria drops along Calangute beach belt 
Times of India

Panaji: Malaria dropped by over 90% since 2007 along the tourists-and-migrants populated Calangute-Candolim beach belt, that a few years back claimed to be Goa's malaria capital. Justifying his claim, health officer at the Candolim primary health

Juhu beach losing sand because of MT Pavit 
Daily News & Analysis

Kulkarni points out how “Goa's magnificent Aguada beach has been reduced to a sliver of sand by similar phenomena caused by the grounding of MV River Princess.” National Institute of Oceanography director Dr Satish Shetye says, “There may be no

Govt introduces subsidy on kerosene for fishermen
Times of India

The applicant has to be a fisherman by profession/birth, a resident of Goa and should be actively engaged in fishing at sea to avail benefits under the scheme. The fisherman will also have to have his fishing equipment like nets and motorized canoe's

Goan Festival London (a selection)

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Free of the old religion, it's great to be in Goa
Washington Times

Feni loving Goans have acquired a reputation for easy morals, booze and bribes. Tourism aside, the lack of employment has extracted the bulk of Goan talent to Mumbai, the Gulf, Africa, UK, USA, Australia, Canada etc. It is overtly religious cities like


HC judge Ferdino Rebello retires
Times of India

He is the second Goan to become a chief justice after justice GD Kamat, who was chief justice of the Gujarat high court. Born on July 31, 1949, in Goa, justice Rebello hailed from Cuncolim. He passed his LL.B from the Government Law College, ... Click here to read more

Exoticgoa Rohan posted in Global Goan Awards.
By: Juino D'souza

Justice Ferdino Rebello, who served for 15 years in the higher judiciary, retired on Saturday as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court which post he held for 13 months.

Goa's female porters on the verge of extinction
2011-08-01 13:05 | by Lita Barretto

Margao, August 1, 2011 (AFP) - On a rainy monsoon morning, 70-year-old Joaquina Colaco clutched an umbrella and walked through the crowded lanes of Margao market in the Indian state of Goa, hoping for a full day's work.

Indian Government gives nod to divert 1,798 ha Goa forest land for mining
Aug 9, 2011,

Panaji: The central government has given its final approval for the diversion of 1,797.65 hectares of forest area in Goa for mining activities under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, in 48 cases during the period of January 1, 1980 to August 3, 2011, minister of state for environment and forests (independent charge) Jayanthi Natarajan stated in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

Local Produce Help Goa Survive The Monsoon
Submitted by: Stella Paul | August 09, 2011

That monsoon is really a difficult time in Goa, is a warning I got on the day I landed here. But then it was the height of winter. So, it was almost impossible to accept the warning wholeheartedly as I couldn’t imagine a Goa that without its usual sunny days, the quiet, blue sea and the lazy beaches.

Growing Orchids
Posted: 31-07-11

Weddings, parties or funerals, be it any occasion and we notice that its only flowers that makes the venue complete. Goa Orchids situated at Veroda, Cuncolim, around 15 kms from Margao, is a fifteen acre floriculture farm that harvests almost 84,000 anthuriums and orchids per month during the months from December to March.

News Clips from India

India urged to issue global white paper on mining
By Gurmukh Singh

Toronto: With the Karnataka mining scam making news in Canada, Indo-Canadian honchos have urged New Delhi to address concerns of foreign investors eyeing the Indian mining sector.


Amazon to enter Indian market
Source: The Bookseller is reportedly in discussions with e-commerce companies in India in a bid to expand into one of the world's fastest-growing economies.


Pakistan’s Glamorous New Foreign Minister Wows India
Posted By Robert Zeliger | Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 5:07 PM

She's young, stylish, sharp and pretty, and Indians are falling for her. Yep, it seems that Pakistan's new 34-year-old foreign minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, has accomplished what years of tense diplomacy haven't been able to -- create some genuine goodwill between the two constantly sparring nations. In her first official visit today to India since taking over the foreign ministry last week Khar met with her Indian counterpart, S.M. Krishna. The two agreed to boost security, trade, transportation, travel, and cultural links between the countries -- in what analysts called some of the most productive talks between the two sides since Pakistani militants killed 166 people in Mumbai three years ago.


Is cricket-mad India ready for some American football?
The Associated Press |First published Aug 05 2011

Goa Swarm is the name of one of the eight teams in the inaugural season November 2011

Mumbai, India - India, a country with a passion for the genteel game of cricket, is about to get a taste of the rough and tumble sport of American football.


Indian Football: Profiling The Future – Brandon Fernandes

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Making it through to the final list of most promising youngsters selected by the world famous Manchester United Soccer School is a huge achievement; it’s something every budding footballer would have dreamt of achieving.