Newsletter. Issue 18. August 27, 2011


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Best Wishes For Ganesh Chaturthi
Posted: 31 Aug 2011 11:51 AM PDT

Goa has all set for celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in the State. The 65% of the population of Goa which is the Hindu population celebratwe Ganesh Chaturthi by performing puja of Ganesh idol in the Homes. In Goa there is a practice of celebrating Sarvajanik Ganapati by big way in many Towns and Villages. In nutshell there will be grand celebrations of two, five, seven, nine and Eleven days Ganesh Chaturthi.

On this occassion “GOA BLOG AND ITS TEAM” wishes one and all Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.May God Bless All of You and Your Family.

Newsline Canada

Jack Layton's letter to Canadians

Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity. We can build a prosperous economy and a society that shares its benefits more fairly. We can look after our seniors. We can offer better futures for our children. We can do our part to save the world’s environment. We can restore our good name in the world. We can do all of these things because we finally have a party system at the national level where there are real choices; where your vote matters; where working for change can actually bring about change.


Canada Economic Outlook
August 21, 2011

The Canadian economy will continue to grow because Canada has a realistic plan to balance its national budget, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told parliamentarians Friday.


5 ways Canada's workforce will change in 20 years

If current trends continue, Canada's labour force is going to change drastically over the next 20 years, Statistics Canada said in a report Wednesday.

Here's the outlook:

  • After expanding by about four per cent a year in the past, the labour force growth rate will slow to less than one per cent a year by 2031.

One In Three (Canadian) Workers To Be Foreign-born By 2031

Toronto: By 2031, roughly one in every three people in the labour force could be foreign born, according to Statcan. Between 1991 and 2006, the percentage of foreign-born people in the labour force rose from 18.5% to 21.2%. If recent immigration levels were to continue, that proportion is projected to reach almost 33% in 2031, according to most scenarios.


Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty presents awards to Outstanding Global Indians
Submitted by ksundaram on Aug 17, 2011

Ontario's Premier Dalton McGuinty gave away the prestigious Global Indian Origin Awards to ten global Indians with outstanding achievements in their fields of endeavour at a special event in Toronto on August 14, 2011. The President of Carleton University, Dr. Roseann Runte was also a featured speaker at the event.

Outstanding Global Indians recognized in Toronto
Premier McGuinty says missions to India have resulted in millions of dollars of two-way trade

Toronto, August 14, 2011: Ontario’s missions have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars of two-way trade, benefiting both India and Ontario, said Chief Guest, Premier of Ontario, Hon. Dalton McGuinty at a high profile function held at Hotel Sutton Place, Toronto, to give away the Global Indian Origin Awards, 2011.

Eligibility criteria for federal skilled worker applications as of July 1, 2011

Under changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, federal skilled worker applications are assessed for eligibility according to the criteria listed below. Note: This does not apply to applicants intending to live in the province of Quebec.


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

I'd rather not be Anna
Arundhati Roy | Source: The Hindu |
on behalf of Goanet Reader

While his means maybe Gandhian, his demands are certainly not.

If what we're watching on TV is indeed a revolution, then it has to be one of the more embarrassing and unintelligible ones of recent times. For now, whatever questions you may have about the Jan Lokpal Bill, here are the answers you're likely to get: tick the box -- (a) Vande Mataram (b) Bharat Mata ki Jai (c) India is Anna, Anna is India (d) Jai Hind.


Respect dissenting voices on corruption
Article printed from
Cedric Prakash SJ, Ahmedabad | India | August 25, 2011

I cannot in honesty agree with the tactics of Hazare and his supporters. An attitude of self-righteousness, blatant arrogance, fascism and blackmail seem to be high on their agenda.


Fighting Corruption begins by reporting Corruption and not by these hunger fasts.
Posted on GoaNet | MD mmdmello at | Thu Aug 18 22:10:43 PDT 2011

Here below I post a very thought provoking article:

Does Anna's Civil Society Represent the Nation?
Posted by: "Madhu Chandra" MangaloreanCatholics at
Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:17 am (PDT)

All sections of Indian society have suffered by corruption and all must fight against it. Everybody has rights to protest against corruption in democratic manner. Civil society's fight has big role in bringing policies, laws and plan of actions against corruption. Absolutely, time has come for the nation like India to have strong law against corruption and India has mechanism to make it as freed nation and in democratic manner. Having said these, there are many unanswered questions, related to whole issue of corruption, representation of civil society and uprising of anti corruption movement claimed by Team Anna.

People Places and Things

WYD 2011. Benedict XVI to the youth: "We can not follow Jesus on our own"

August 21, 2011. ( After a night vigil that was marked by the rain, Benedict XVI concelebrated the closing Mass with thousands of bishops and priests in the Cuatro Vientos aerodrome.More people attended the reception than was expected. Additional space was created for the 200,000 pilgrims who couldn't access the night vigil with the pope. Click here to watch video clip

Goa-America Heart Foundation Inc Raises $74,900 for Goa

Goa-America Heart Foundation (GAHF Inc.), a not-for-profit organization was founded by a group of Goan professionals successfully established in the USA and in India. The initiative to create a Cardiac Center in Goa is attributed mainly to Dr. Daniel Neville Mascarenhas, an interventional cardiologist practicing in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is the catalyst behind this project. (Click image to enlarge)


Goa Band Versatyle

Goa is a musical heaven where one can find every genre of music striving to be appreciated. When this music reaches a saturation point, one needs a band that has a refreshing twist to it. Versatyle is here to provide that swing that makes it stand apart from the rest of Goa’s bands


Westend Seniors Club (Toronto) Celebrate World Goa Day
Friday August 12, 2011 | From: Judy Lopes

Welcoming President's Club Goan Fisherman with his model Ship Toddy Tapper Fred
Goa Widower Dolly going to Church Konkani Crooners Bongo Masala" Dancers
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By Lenny Lopes

There seems to be no end in sight for the Toronto Westend Seniors with yet another successful event! This time the event was to celebrate WORLD GOA DAY on Friday, August 12, 2011.

News Clips from Goa

Ministry orders study on Goa's controversial mining

Panaji: The Jharkhand-based Indian School of Mines (ISM) will conduct a comprehensive study on the environmental impact of the Rs.6,500-crore opencast mining industry in Goa, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.


Goa is one of the Best Performing States Of 2011
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 06:59 AM PDT - in Times of India

India is a vast nation with a growing population base supported by thriving economic growth which has transformed the nation into a preferred business hub for the world’s most developed countries. No longer is India tagged as a developing nation, rather it has become an ‘emerging economy’ in the terminology used by the multilaterals of the world. Despite these encouraging facts, the country today faces challenges of equitable and sustainable development coupled with our collective social responsibility towards environment preservation and climate change.

Great gamblers of Gujarat going to Goa
Daily News & Analysis

With cooling rains, Gujaratis have just the right excuse for a getaway with their family and friends to the beaches and serene blue waters of Goa. "Places in India not very far from Gujarat are most preferred by Gujaratis for short holidays

South Asian Film Festival in Goa from Sept 15
Times of India

Panaji: The 6th edition of the South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) will be held in Goa from September 15-18. Chief minister Digambar Kamat will inaugurate the four-day festival which is organized by the South Asia Foundation, an official press release

“Tornateancho Saib” (Patron of Youth) in the “Rome of the East” (Goa)
Nikita Chodankar & Banzelao Teixeira, sdb

Konkan, Aug. 20. After the farewell Eucharist in Don Bosco Oros on August 18 2011, the Relic Casket of Don Bosco was escorted by a motorcade of 30 cars from Maharashtra to Goa. Thousands of devotees and students from Don Bosco institutions extended a warm welcome to the saint of the young. On August 18 2011, the Relic of Don Bosco received a fitting farewell in Oros, Maharashtra from the students and parishoners of the Salesian Parish and school.


Big Band Comes to Goa
TNN | Aug 19, 2011,

Click photo to enlarge

Panaji: Ronnie Monsorate is a man of many talents. Pianist, singer, bandleader and arranger, in the limelight or behind the scenes, the portly, bespectacled Monsorate can step into any or all these roles and perform them like only he can.

Newly constructed chapel at Bandora. blessed.
Posted: 15-08-11 | By Roque Dias | Nt Network

Ponda: Catholic community of Ponda has a reason to rejoice for on Tuesday, August 16, they will be celebrating the feast of St Roque in the newly constructed chapel at Bandora. The Archbishop of Goa, Rev Filipe Neri Ferrao will bless the chapel at 4.45 p.m.

News Clips from India

India could become a net Sugar importer
August 20, 2011

India, the World’s largest Sugar user, may produce less than it consumes as early as October 2012, possibly causing the 1st net imports in 3 yrs, said ITC Ltd. (NYSE:ITC). That would push up Global prices.


Keeping more iron ore at home, India exports seen halved
Mon, Aug 15 2011 | By Manolo Serapio Jr and Siddesh Mayenkar

SINGAPORE / MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's iron ore exports, which fell for the first time in a decade last year, could halve over the next five years as the country feeds the expansion of its steel industry.


FACTBOX - India's Iron Ore Output and Exports
Mon, Aug 15 2011

New Delhi (Reuters) - India's iron ore exports, which fell for the first time in a decade last year, could halve over the next five years as the country feeds the expansion of its steel industry.

Here are some key facts about the Indian iron ore industry:

  • India produced 212.6 million tonnes of iron ore in 2010/11 and exported 97.6 million tonnes.


India’s Widening Iron Ore Scandal Hurts Stocks
The New York Times | August 1, 2011 | By Vikas Bajaj

Mumbai, India - India’s wave of corruption scandals has hit yet another industry, iron ore mining, implicating companies that include the flagship of one of this nation’s richest men.