Newsletter. Issue 19. September 10, 2011


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Ontario Provincial Elections – 2011
Jacquie Menezes | Oshawa

Jacquie Menezes is a lifelong advocate for social justice and economic development. She has a B.Sc. in Agricultural Marketing, Economics and Bioscience from the University of Guelph. Working in rural Ontario, she became an advocate for sustainable agriculture and local producers. She knows how to create jobs – helping Canadian high-tech companies compete in global markets. Understanding the GTA’s transportation challenges, she helped to create ‘The Big Move’ transportation initiative for the Province of Ontario by building community dialogue and vision for the future. She is also well known for her community work with the Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park and Casey House. 


Ontario Liberal Plan Creating 50,000 Jobs

Samsung's 4TH New Manufacturing Plant Thanks To Liberal Clean-Energy Plan

LONDON, ON, Sept. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - The Ontario Liberal Plan has delivered 20,000 new clean-energy jobs for Ontario families and is on track to create 50,000 by the end of 2012, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced today.


Initiative in Canada to support the reading habit in Goa
Posted on GoaNet | Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011

The Bookworm Children's Library is a venture of two educationists, Sujata Noronha and Elaine Mendonca, started in 2007 in St Inez, Goa, India to promote a love for reading among children and to discover the magic of books and reading. The Bookworm Library is now a reading haven that children have come to love and enjoy.


India And Ontario Creating Films, Jobs — Together

Premier McGuinty Meets With Filmakers To Strengthen Partnerships With India

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Premier Dalton McGuinty met today with Ajay Virmani, Akshay Kumar and Victor Loewy, Chairman and CEO, Alliance Films, about the growing Ontario-India film partnership that's creating thousands of jobs for Ontarians.


Workers most vulnerable to possible double-dip recession, CAW says

Union calls for federal 'good jobs' strategy

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Canada's job market still hasn't fully recovered from the last major economic crisis, leaving workers more vulnerable to layoffs, wage cuts and poorer quality job prospects in the event of a double-dip recession, says CAW President Ken Lewenza.

Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic a man who loved to spread the Gospel
September 5, 2011 | The Catholic Register

Toronto - As archbishop of Toronto for 16 years, Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic oversaw the transformation of Canada's largest diocese into a multicultural, multi-racial home to 1.6 million Catholics. But while acknowledging the challenges, Ambrozic once said his main challenge was simply to be true to the Catholic Church.

Survey: US falls to 5th in global competitiveness
By John Heilprin | Associated Press | AP – Wed, Sep 7, 2011

Geneva (AP) - The U.S. has tumbled further down a global ranking of the world's most competitive economies, landing at fifth place because of its huge deficits and declining public faith in government, a global economic group said Wednesday.


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Pope Benedict XVI: The unsung heroes of the Indian Church

Men and women religious are the ‘unsung heroes’ of the Church in India, who ‘inspire others to respond with trust, humility and joy to the invitation of the Lord to follow him’, said Pope Benedict XVI Thursday as he met with the IV and last group of Indian Bishops on their year long Ad limina pilgrimage to Rome.

People Places and Things

Konkani Film goes International in Spain
Sent by: Mary Silveira of the QGA

The Konkani Film Industry is finally coming of age. What with Filmmakers of the stature of Sharon Mazarello producing Konkani Films of International standard?


Book Release - Just Matata – Sin, Saints and Settlers – A novel set in Goa and Kenya

The work is the first of a trilogy by Braz Menezes, a retired architect and urban planner living in Toronto. The books is set for release on September 30, 2011 Click here for further details or click on book cover.


Dr. Austin Trinidade of Trinidad awarded Public Service Medal of Merit (Gold),146535.html
Thursday, September 1 2011

‘Recognition by peers nice’

Having been overlooked on two separate occasions, prominent South Trinidad medical practitioner, Dr Austin Trinidade, says he was “pleasantly surprised” after learning he would be conferred with the Public Service Medal of Merit (Gold) at yesterday’s national awards ceremony at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s.

Goan Association of New Jersey (GOANJ)
By Tony Barros

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The Goan Association of New Jersey (GOANJ) had their annual members-only picnic on Saturday, July 9 at the Princeton Country Club in West Windsor,New Jersey.


Goan Archives Canada & "The Passages "Project
Posted on GoaNet by: Mervyn & Elsie Maciel mervynels.watuwashamba at
Thu Sep 8 2011

The item below was sent by a friend from Canada and may be of interest to fellow Goans.

In February 2011, Goan Archives Canada was invited by the Peel Heritage Complex in Brampton Ontario to participate in the "Passages Project".


Mass Etiquette
By: Dorothy Pilarski

How to behave during a Catholic Mass
Remember you have entered into the house of God for the purpose of prayer, adoration, reflection, or to celebrate a sacrament. Now is not the time to talk to your friends, but to talk to God. Please do not bring in any cups of coffee!

In order to help you enter into a sacred space we ask you to remember,

Reducing your Power Bill in the Greater Toronto Area

Time-of-use prices

With time-of-use prices, the price of electricity will depend on when you use it. There are three different time-of-use prices – 5.9/kWh for off-peak, 8.9/kWh for mid-peak, 10.7/kWh for on-peak.

These prices are reviewed every May 1 and November 1 by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).

News Clips from Goa

Sankaranarayanan to be sworn-in as Governor today
Mr Katteekal Sankaranarayanan would be sworn-in as the Governor of the state at the Raj Bhavan at 10.15 am. on Thursday by the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Mr Justice Mohit S Shah.Mr Sankaranarayanan, who is currently the Governor of Maharashtra, would look after the state’s affairs as additional charge till a new Governor for the state is appointed.


IAC lauds Sidhu
The Goa unit of India Against Corruption (IAC) has stated that it hopes that outgoing Goa governor S S Sidhu's statement over bringing a Lokayukta in Goa will serve as an eye-opener to the government.IAC coordinator Satish Sonak said, "A further delay in bringing the Lokayukta to deal with corruption will erode the credibility of the government." [TOI]

Narrow escape for 115 at Dabolim
About 115 passengers, including seven crew of an Air India Airbus AI-976 flight from Kuwait had a lucky escape when two rear tyres burst while the plane landed at Dabolim airport on Tuesday morning.

Price of land should be subject to approval of SIA panel: Matanhy
The ex-tourism minister, Mr Matanhy Saldanha, arguing that if land is required for temporary purposes then it should be returned to the owner after use, has demanded that the criteria used to determine the price of land has to be transparent.

90 bags of nirmalya collected from immersion points in Vasco
With an aim to keep the beaches and surrounding areas clean at the time of the Ganesh idols immersion ceremony, the Earthworm, an NGO dealing with environment issues, in association with Mormugao Municipal Council and concerned citizens of Vasco, have collected nirmalya, the flowers, leaves and other materials offered to Lord Ganesha, at the time of immesion.

Modern equipment boosting paddy cultivation in Salcete
With the introduction of modern farming equipment and availability of government schemes to the farmers, around 800 hectares of land has been brought under paddy cultivation in Salcete taluka, this year.

'Graft can't be eradicated with a Lokpal, Lokayukt'
TNN | Aug 29, 2011

Margao: Opposition leader Manohar Parrikar on Sunday termed as "wishful thinking" if one thought that corruption would be wiped out just by constituting a Lokpal at the Centre and the Lokayukt at the state as envisioned in the Lokpal bill, as it would be ultimately the politicians who would have a larger say in the appointment of the ombudsman.

Consider Goa's unique social structure: says National fisheries forum chairman Matanhy Saldanha
TNN Sep 1, 2011,

Panaji: The Union rural development ministry should consider Goa's unique social structure, anomalies in land prices and other factors and grant exemptions while finalizing the draft land acquisition bill, say social activists.

Yeddy, Reddy, Kamat? Goa's Rs 800 cr mining scam is next`s-rs-800...
Published on Mon, Sep 05, 2011| Raman Kirpal |

The country’s mining scandals have claimed one chief minister already. On Monday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested G Janardhan Reddy, former Karnataka minister, for the Obulapuram Mining Company’s role in illegal mining as documented by the Karnataka Lokayukta in July.

New Karnataka naval base wont eat into Goa operations
September 4, 2011 | By IANS,

Panaji: The newly-developed naval base INS Kadamba in Karnataka, a short distance from Goa, will not make the naval bases in Goa, especially INS Hansa, redundant, a senior Indian Navy official said Saturday.

Highest ever iron-ore exports from Goa ports this fiscal year

Panaji: Goa, a major exporter of Iron Ore, saw the highest ever exports during the financial year 2010-11 through its twin ports -- Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and Panaji Minor Port--although the export scene in the country remained grim during the last fiscal.

News Clips from India

Long-term Indian visas for Pak Xians
Initiative to enable Pak Goans to return to India
Panaji, Aug 31,

Christians of Indian origin who live in Pakistan will now be entitled to long term visas to India, Goa’s Commissioner for NRI Affairs Eduardo Faleiro said.

Gabe Menezes gabe.menezes at 
Thu Sep 1 2011


DHNS: The Union Home Ministry recently added Christians and Buddhists to the list of Indian-origin minorities in Pakistan that would be allowed long-term visas (LTVs). Only Hindus and Sikhs were earlier entitled to this privilege.


Upcoming New Tall Buildings in India

Most of the new skyscrapers in India are coming up in the financial hub of Mumbai. Check out the tallest buildings that are set to adorn Mumbais' skyline...

India Tower

Marine Lines, Mumbai
Height: 720 metres (2,362 ft) Floors: 125
To be completed by: 2016


Worli, Mumbai
Height: 442 metres (1,450 ft) Floors: 117
To be completed by: 2014


A dash of Goa in Pakistan
Alexandre Moniz Barbosa, TNN | Sep 5, 2011,

Karachi in Pakistan may not be on a Goan's list of foreign cities to migrate to. The city, however, has roughly between 12,000 and 15,000 'Goans', a number that has remained fairly constant for the past 190 years, since the first wave of migrating Goans in dhows washed up on its shores in 1820 and made it their home.


Orissa seeks to tax big iron ore profits (Reuters)
Published on Sat, Sep 03, 2011 at 23:51 | Source : Reuters | By Jatindra Dash

Bhubaneswar (Reuters) - Orissa, India's biggest iron ore producing state, has sought a new tax on mining profits and a higher royalty on steel feedstock, underlining a growing push from provincial governments and the steel industry to keep natural resources at home.