Newsletter. Issue 22. October 22 2011


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Newsline Canada

Sign the Petition for Unesco Nomination for Goa Western Ghats
Message From: Carmen Miranda <>

The petition for the inclusion of Western Ghats in Goa in the UNESCO World Heritage nomination, and for setting up the first tiger reserve in Goa has been advertised in Goanet for your support for several days now. Check it out please.


Reform Overdue for Canada's Skilled Immigration System: C.D. Howe Institute

Toronto, Oct. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Canada's approach to immigration faces major challenges, and requires reform if Canada is to meet the international competition for skilled immigrants, according to a new policy study from the C.D. Howe Institute.


Conference on Energy for All: Financing Access for the Poor

We need a clean energy revolution. We require a radical departure from current practices and existing realities. That is why we are calling for practical and large-scale action. Bold solutions. Economically viable projects and programmes.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Oslo (Norway) - 10 October 2011

I am delighted to be here in this well-lit hall, surrounded by these modern conveniences. We are all dependent on phones, and light, and heating, and air conditioning, and refrigeration. But consider all the people who do not have the benefit of modern energy services. Later this month, the global population will top 7 billion people. One person in five lacks access to modern energy the three billion people rely on charcoal or wood for cooking and heating.


Mobile computing and social media top the list of future technology investment for Canada's private companies: PwC

Toronto, Oct. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian private companies are optimistic about growth opportunities and are investing in mobile computing and social media to help them achieve their growth aspirations, according to findings from a PwC survey.


Despite economic slump, Canadian private companies more optimistic than ever; 82% plan to grow and expand over next 12 months

Toronto, Oct. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - Despite another slowdown in the economy, Canadian private companies are still aiming for growth and expansion. In fact, their confidence level is the highest it's been since 2005. This year's Business Insights survey showed that 82% of respondents are striving for growth compared to 66% last year.


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The Portuguese Canadian History Project (PCHP) is a community outreach initiative that started in 2008, and is coordinated by Gilberto Fernandes, Susana Miranda, and Raphael Costa. It is committed to locating historical sources in the hands of private individuals and organizations in the Portuguese-Canadian community and having them placed in the care of the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections at York University. Organizations and individuals like the Portuguese Interagency Network, the Portuguese Canadian Democratic Association, Domingos Marques, Ilda Januário, and David Higgs have entrusted the PCHP with their collections.


Online Toronto Museum –The Toronto Project
Wednesday October 19, 2011

Matt Galloway spoke with David Mcfarlane. He is executive director of "The toronto project" .
Click here to Listen (runs 6:03)
About the Toronto Project -


Ugandans welcome US troop plan to fight rebelss
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:26am GMT | By Justin Dralaze

Kampala (Reuters) - Residents and rights groups said U.S. troops being sent to Uganda would give a fresh impetus to the fight against Lord's Resistance Army rebels accused of murder and kidnapping children and capturing their leader.


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

When will Goa’s politicians be jailed for corruption?
Posted on GoaNet by: Arwin Mesquita arwinmesquita at | Sat Oct 15 21:15:44 PDT 2011

When BS Yeddurappa went to jail today leaving behind his bullet proof car, pilot vehicles at the front and back and all the trappings of a Chief Minister, the initial reaction was that he was caught and bowled by the Lokayukta on his role in promoting huge illegal mining interests in Karnataka.


Pointless Pinto

Review of Film My Friend Pinto

Kathmandu, Oct 19: For a filmmaker and producer like Sanjay Leela Bhansali to be producing a movie like My Friend Pinto, it is nothing but a disgrace to Bollywood. Considering Bhansali’s box office entertainers like Khamoshi, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Black, and Guzaarish, one is left to wonder what made Bhansali produce My Friend Pinto, a movie infested with loopholes – from screenplay to execution, characterization, dialogue delivery and plot.

People Places and Things

'My beautiful daughter will never have her life back'
Goanet News Service news at | Sun Oct 16 19:01:28 PDT 2011
Published On Sun Oct 16 2011

Natasha Vaz, a 20-year-old Humber College business student, was just a few minutes from home when she was seriously injured in a car crash on Oct. 4. As Ryan Vaz’s 20-year-old daughter fights for her life with a severe brain injury, face lacerations and an inability to walk, he is pleading desperately for drivers to listen to his message: “This is what speeding does. My beautiful daughter will never have her life back. It is gone,” he says wearily. Before Oct. 4, Natasha Vaz was a Humber College business student who loved sports, and was working at the TD Bank to save up for her dream of eventually earning an MBA.


The Goan Association of Australia -Khobro

The Goan Association of Australia is pleased to release it’s newly named newsletter – KHOBRO (Khobro is ‘news’ in Konkani). Click on here to download .pdf

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Former Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson believes Canada has room for everyone
By Nadine Bells | Good News

Born to poor Chinese-immigrant parents, Clarkson chronicled her inspiring journey to Canada's highest office in her memoir five years ago.

Now she's sharing the stories of others. In her new book, "Room For All of Us," she maps out the struggles and successes of 10 immigrants, including Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Rogers chief executive officer Nadir Mohamed, retired Canadian diplomat Fred Bild, and former CBC broadcaster Andy Barrie.


UAE firm may replace workers with robots
Press Trust of India

Dubai: Abu Dhabi conglomerate Royal Group's robotics subsidiary has developed a life-size robot that could replace low-skilled human workers and plans to open a factory that will produce around a dozen of the robots every month, a news report has revealed.

Fr Kevin Reynolds 'freed' after RTE's apology
Updated: 16:26, Monday, 10 October 2011

The article below was referenced in the Newsmangled Section of the Toronto Star – Oct 15, 2011

Fr Kevin Reynolds received several standing ovations at mass
The priest who RTE defamed by accusing him of raping a woman and fathering her child has told his parishioners that the broadcaster's apology freed him from lies, false allegations and baseless accusations.

News Clips from Goa

India's Goa hit by illegal mining claims

Panaji, India: The Indian state of Goa has been hit by revelations of unauthorised iron ore mining, with claims that at least one third of all exports of the mineral last year were extracted illegally. The alleged fraud, detailed in a report

Barge owners urge govt not to take any drastic action
Times of India

Vasco: Worried over the fate of barge industry in the state if operations are shut in view of illegal mining, Goa Barge Ownersa Association has urged the government not to take any drastic action as it would badly hit the fledging barge industry

All mines in Goa told to display key info at site
Hindustan Times

Within a week, every mining firm in Goa will have to put up a board at the entry and exit points of the spot where it is conducting operations, displaying details of the mine and permissions obtained. If it fails to do so, it would invite suspension...Click here to read more

Drive to Save Goa's Green Cover Goes Global

Green campaigners of Goan origin are now rooting for designating Goa's forests Unesco Natural World Heritage sites, along with other states like Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, also home to tropical hotspots. The global campaign started

Probe demanded into Goa land scam with Alva links
Zee News

Panaji: The Goa Small Industries Association (GSIA) has demanded a high level probe into a massive industrial plot allotment scandal by a state government-run industrial corporation, in which several politicians are allegedly linked.

BJP demands Goa CM ouster, CBI probe into mining scam
Daily Pioneer

The BJP on Friday demanded the immediate dismissal of Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamata and a CBI probe into the iron ore mining scam. The Opposition party also sought a separate probe by the Finance Ministry and PMO into the role of P Chidambaram as

Centre seeks ore export info from Goa
Deccan Herald

In a move that could expose the unholy nexus between mining companies and exporters, the Union Ministry of Mines has asked Goa government to submit details of iron ore exported from Karnataka through Goa ports in the last five years.

'Do away with buffer zone around wildlife sanctuaries'
Times of India

Panaji: The All Goa mining Dependent People (AGMDP) on Wednesday demanded that the buffer zone around wildlife sanctuaries be done away with, so that mining activity in the state is not affected. More than 5000 people from the mining belt attended a

Goa Gouged
Hartman de Souza | Wounded earth: A mine in Goa. Photo: Andrea Pereira

Hartman de Souza taps into the public mood over what mining companies and other vested interests are doing to the environment of this tiny state...

To fully comprehend the grip of mining in Goa, it would require several commissions of enquiry, or, as they say in the local tavern in the village I am visiting — one for every decade since mining started in the 1940s, with Goan mining families becoming rich willingly supporting and taking orders from the dispensation of the day.

For Goa Church, It’s IFFI Versus Saint’s Feast
Posted: 17 Oct 2011

The Church has hit out at the Goa government for promoting ‘questionable values’ by holding events like the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) compared to religious events that promote ‘love peace and harmony’. The criticism comes ahead of the Nov 22-Dec 2 IIFI, which coincides

Goa Mining scam: Goa CM meets Sonia Gandhi
Posted: 13 Oct 2011 01:46 AM PDT

In the backdrop of allegations pertaining to illegal mining, Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat met Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the national capital, sources said on Thursday. Though Kamat government has been facing heat over alleged instances of illegal mining in the coastal state, the change of leadership is not on the cards at least till Justice MB Shah Commission, probing illegal mining, submits its report and indicts the state leadership if the case be, they said.


Goa needs to protect its beaches
Posted: 13 Oct 2011 12:28 AM PDT

Despite being a small state dependent on beaches for tourism activities Thakurdesai, who was part of an exchange programme on climate change and clean energy in the US, felt clean energy could remedy climate change. He also advocated total restriction of beach-related activities during the monsoon as the season as has a restorative role for beach

News Clips from India

Jet Airways Bans Meat and Fish Products In Check-In Luggage Including Goan Sausages.
Sunday - Oct 16, 2011 | Sent by Antonio Mascarenhas

Panjim: In a recent development that is brought to the notice of Niz Goenkar, Jet Airways has banned carrying of all meat and fish products in its check-in or hand carry luggage. One of the Goan passenger who travelled by Jet Airways recently was denied carrying of Goan sausages in his check-in luggage at the baggage screening point. On enquiring, he was told about the policy of the airline which is also provided in writing by the Guest Relations Executive Tania Ferreira from the Corporate Office in Bombay.


US Places ‘Strategic Bet’ On India
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Friday, October 14th, 2011 | Posted by The Weekly Voice

US Places 'Strategic Bet' On India Washington: The US said that India will be the linchpin of its new vision of an economically integrated and politically stable South and Central Asia and noted that “Pakistan has to be part of the solution, or they will continue to be part of the problem” in Afghanistan.


The India show

Press Conference to Inaugurate "The India Show" Showcases the world's lowest-cost car

Toronto, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - India's Commerce and trade Secretary Dr. Rahul Khullar and his trade delegation of 140 Indian companies have come to Toronto to speak with Canadian businesses about the benefits of trade relations with India. A press conference is being held and includes the following photo opportunities:


London keen to fund city's infra projects: Mayor
PTI | 10:10 PM,Oct 11,2011

Mumbai, Oct 11 (PTI) The visiting London Mayor Boris Johnson today said his administration is keen on financing some of the infrastructure projects in the city. "Financing projects that will boost Mumbai's infrastructure and economy would be our focus," he said. Johnson is in town on a two-day visit as part of his India tour.


Pakistan a Proving Ground for Innovations in Mobile and Agent Banking

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2011 /CNW/ -- Financial services have traditionally been out of the reach of people in poor and remote areas in Pakistan. Now a number of developments are turning the country into a virtual laboratory for innovations that promise an end to this financial exclusion. Both the government and the private sector are making moves that make Pakistan a market worth watching, according to CGAP, the global industry body dedicated to advancing financial access for the world's poor.


UN agency ramps up food assistance to flood-affected Pakistanis

14 October 2011 –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it is continuing to scale up the delivery of vital assistance to the worst-affected areas of Pakistan’s Sindh province as part of its efforts to assist the country’s 2.5 million flood victims.