Newsletter. Issue 21. October 08 2011


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Jacquie Menezes loses in Ontario Provincial Elections
Posted by Eugene Correia eugene.correia at
Fri Oct 7 05:00:58 PDT 2011 | On GoaNet


Jacquie Menezes, the first Goan to run in an Ontario election on the Liberal Party ticket in Oshawa, pooled 6895 to finish third to the long-time encumbent, Jerry J. Ouellette, of the Progessive Conservative Party, who got 16699 votes. Jerry has held this seat for the :PC for the fifth time .

For more on Jacquie: |!/votemenezes

Results from local papers


Polls reporting: 233/233 | Total voters: 88127


Report warns Toronto’s middle-income neighbourhoods to vanish
CBC News | Last Updated: Oct 4, 2011 8:28 AM ET

Toronto Community foundation highlights key issues days before provincial election

Canada's most populous city faces some key challenges that, if not addressed, could reduce quality of life for over half the population by 2025, according to a new report by the Toronto Community Foundation.


Mississauga mayor McCallion found in conflict of interest
CBC News | Last Updated: Oct 3, 2011 10:53 AM ET

Substantial legislative reforms are necessary: report

The Mississauga inquiry probing the possible violation of conflict of interest rules by longtime Mayor Hazel McCallion has found that the mayor had a "real and apparent conflict of interest."


Peel Heritage Complex Welcomes New Manager
September 14, 2011 | By The Regional

The Peel Heritage Complex (PHC) is pleased to welcome Claire Loughheed as the new PHC Manager. In this position, Loughheed will help bring to life an important vision for the PHC, to develop a cohesive and inclusive Peel community through relevant arts, heritage and cultural services.


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

In defence of religion’s wagging finger
October 02, 2011

We don’t exist as islands but are part of families, communities and larger social units

Dow Marmur is rabbi emeritus at Toronto’s Holy Blossom Temple. His column appears every other week in the Toronto Star

My tradition bids me to devote this week to intense introspection. During the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah, which last Thursday inaugurated the new year in the Jewish calendar, and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) next Friday evening and Saturday, Jews are called upon to make a special effort to repent their sins.


Being world’s ‘largest’ democracy is not enough
October 03, 2011 | Karan Kharb

India is in an advantageous position to assume greater global role provided she first conquers her inner conflicts like rampant corruption in high places and a callous, unresponsive and unaccountable administration

Every Indian feels proud when someone describes India as the world’s largest democracy! Life of aam admi in India would be largely different if the focal point of our pride were the quality of democracy rather than the quantity of its population.


Until McCallion goes, Mississauga won’t grow up - Christopher Hume in Toronto Star
October 04, 2011 | Christopher Hume

Whatever that city’s values may be, democracy isn’t among them. Here is the city apathy built.

Torontonians identify with their city, Mississaugans with their mayor.

In Toronto, the people rise up to protect the city from the mayor. In Mississauga, they line up to protect the mayor from the city.

People Places and Things

Top Ten Countries for Living – Canada

Top ten countries to live in- starting from the tenth which is last, to the first number one The world Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its Better Life Index, a gauge of what nations boast the highest quality of life, based on measures like housing, income, education, jobs, community, transportation, environment, governance, healthcare, life satisfaction, safety, work-life balance, infrastructures, public amenities etc and safety. All figures in USD. The top 10 best countries to live in the world are:


Prateik plays a musician in 'My Friend Pinto'
Rohit Vats,

New Delhi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali has decided to go for light hearted films. Known for dark and profound films such as ‘Khamoshi’, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Devdas’ and ‘Black’, Bhansali is soon coming up with a film called ‘My Friend Pinto’, which has comedy as its genre. However, this time he is not the director. Sanjay Leela Bhansali in collaboration with UTV Films has produced ‘My Friend Pinto’.


Saving the Earth through daylight
Published on ( | Oct 02 2011

If you live near the eq­uator (for instance, in India or Sri Lanka), days and nights are ne­arly the same length (12 hours). However, elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in summer than in winter.


Britain's cure for economic slowdown - drive faster
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:08am GMT

London (Reuters) - The government has come up with a literal cure for economic slowdown -- it wants drivers to drive faster on the nation's motorways.

Motorcycles Check out the limited edition Classics
Published: Friday, Sep 30, 2011 on 19:58 IST | Updated: Friday, Sep 30, 2011 on 20:13 IST
By Kevin Ash |Pictures:

Royal Enfield on Thursday announced the launch of two single-seater, limited-edition leisure bikes, Classic Chrome and Desert Storm. Kevin Ash from Daily Telegraph reviews the bikes.

You don’t have to buy a classic to get an authentic feel of Fifties and Sixties British bikes. I’m not talking about modern retro bikes, those such as Triumph’s Bonneville and Kawasaki’s W800, which bring back the look of the British parallel twin, but a more direct connection.

News Clips from Goa

India-UK to hold joint naval exercise off Goa
Times of India

Panaji: Poised to celebrate the 61{+s} {+t} navy week in Goa this month and to conduct bilateral naval exercises with the Royal navy sometime later, the navy leadership here said, "Credit for a lot of our capabilities must go to Goa where we have headquarters of naval aviation and INS Hansa".

Cream of Goa politics under mining cloud

Panaji: The mining scam unfolding in Goa has been throwing up the names of more and more leaders of the Congress and the NCP who have alleged links to the mining business, direct or indirect. Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, mines minister for 12 years, has been assured the backing of the Congress amid criticism that he has been shielding those involved in irregularities by the iron ore mining lobby.

Goa politicians part of thriving mining trade
Hindustan Timess

Panaji, September 30, 2011: While Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat, who has held the mines portfolio for 12 years, is facing mounting criticism after a series of reports by HT on how illegal mining has cost the state Rs 3,000 crore, his colleagues, it has emerged, are directly involved with mining activities.

New Jesuit superior for Goa province
TNN | Sep 27, 2011, 03.29AM IST

Goa: The Jesuit superior general Fr Adolfo Nicolas has appointed Fr Rosario Rocha, 59, as the new superior of the Goa province, comprising Goa and the districts of Belgaum, South Kolhapur and Sindhudurg, to succeed Fr Anthony da Silva who completes his six-year term in October.
Surprising only 9 valid mining leases'
TNN | Sep 26, 2011, 05.15AM IST | Printed from Times of India

Dona Paula: "It is surprising that of 92 mines in operation in Goa only 9 have valid leases. I don't think even in Karnataka it is that bad," former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde said on Sunday.


More Destruction of Goa: Govt To Process 401 New Mining Leases
Monday - Oct 3, 2011

Panjim: The Goa government is set to process applications from 401 mining lease holders seeking to start fresh mining activity in the state. This became evident after the government constituted a coordination committee on Saturday to take up the applications, including 90 from operational mines, for renewal of mining leases.


Preserve heritage for future generations, says Mauzo
Published on: September 19, 2011 - 00:10

Panaji: The one-day state level seminar on Goenchem Daiz, was organised by the department of Konkani, MES College of Arts and Commerce, Zuarinagar in collaboration with Goa Sudharop Community Development incorporated, USA, at MES College recently

Goa travel mart to showcase State's ‘hidden treasures'

Mumbai, Sept. 26: Goa Tourism wants to promote the State as one with “hidden treasures” in the upcoming Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) 2011 from October 21 to 23. Organised and jointly promoted by the Department of Tourism, the Government of Goa and Goa Tourism Development Corporation in association with ITB Berlin, GITM 2011 will see global representatives from the tourism and travel industry.

Goa at a Glance

India Brand Equity Foundation is a Trust established by the Ministry of Commerce with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as its associate. IBEF’s primary objective is to promote and create international awareness of the Made in India label in markets overseas and to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge of Indian products and services. IBEF is engaged in building Brand India. Towards this objective IBEF works closely with stakeholders across government and industry.

When the curtains rise... Understanding Goa's vibrant Konkani theatre

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MUSIC: 'Undra Muja Mama', new book takes a close look at the dulpod‏
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A new book on Goan music will be released this weekend. Undra Muja Mama (Folk Songs of Goa: An Anthology of Dulpods) is authored by scholar-artist-musicologist Dr José Pereira, the late maestro Micael Martins, and the US-based priest-musician António da Costa.

News Clips from India

India’s Growth looks good
By Michael Gonsalves | Oct 02 2011 , Pune

India’s agriculture sector is all set to kickstart a moribund economy, boosting hopes for an industrial revival in the second half of the current financial year, just about the time the festival season has kicked in with nervous anticipation of the season ahead.


India launches world’s cheapest $35 tablet PC meant for students
October 5, 2011

India unveiled the world’s cheapest tablet computer on Wednesday priced at $35 meant for the students with the government subsidizing $15 as the manufacturing cost is $50.


Indian Investments Abroad

Brief Introduction

There is a growing realisation that the future growth of Indian companies will be substantially driven by the share they have in the global market. Indian companies are acquiring overseas assets to establish their presence in foreign markets and to upgrade their competitive strength.

Indian businesses are expected to invest around US$ 40-50 billion in the overseas market during 2011-12 as global economy improves. Ajay Kumar Dhir, Executive Director,LancoInfratech Ltd,has stated that 15 per cent of the Indian businesses have already forayed into the international markets, and 30 per cent more would be doing so by 2016-17. The new entities that would venture into foreign arena would include small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) to a great extent.

Indian Investments Abroad - Recent Developments

To mark their presence on the global map, Indian companies are on a continuous look-out for investment destinations abroad.


Govt protecting 'corrupt' ministers: Advani
Press Trust of India

New Delhi: Backing his jailed party members, BJP veteran LK Advani on Monday accused the government of putting 'whistle-blowers' behind bars while protecting its 'corrupt ministers' and said this was happening despite a bill being introduced in Parliament to protect those who expose scams.


India to support Pakistan in WTO: Minister
By :PTI | Oct 03 2011

Pakistan Commerce Minister Makhdoom Ameen Faheem today said India will support Pakistan on some issues at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Talking to state television, he said that Pakistan will benefit from India’s support at WTO.


Analysis - Pakistan's double-game: treachery or strategy?
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:14pm GMT | By John Chalmers

Islamabad (Reuters) - Washington has just about had it with Pakistan.

"Turns out they are disloyal, deceptive and a danger to the United States," fumed Republican Representative Ted Poe last week. "We pay them to hate us. Now we pay them to bomb us. Let's not pay them at all."