Newsletter. Issue 25. December 03, 2011


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Immigrant settlement money to dip in 2012
CBC News | Nov 25, 2011 7:01 AM ET

Ontario getting cut while other provinces get increases

The federal government will cut $31.5 million from immigrant settlement services in Ontario in 2012, CBC News has learned, making it the second year in a row the province has lost settlement funding from Ottawa.


The Canadian economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter
Excerpt from:
Wed Nov 30, 2011

Ottawa (Reuters) - The Canadian economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter, recovering more than expected from a tsunami-linked 0.5 percent fall in the second quarter, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.


Canada won't confirm it's pulling out of Kyoto Protocol on climate change
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Mon Nov 28, 2011 | By David Ljunggren

Ottawa (Reuters) - Canada dismissed the Kyoto Protocol on climate change on Monday as a thing of the past, but declined to confirm a media report it will formally pull out of the international treaty before the end of this year.

New survey says Catholicism is booming
Posted By cninewsletter On November 30, 2011

According to the annual “Status of Global Missions” study, in this first part of the millennium non-believers will lose two million seven hundred thousand members, whilst declared atheists will lose one million and 370 thousand “faithful”.


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

Goa - A Paradise Under Threat
Published on: November 27, 2011 - 11:27 | By Tomazinho Cardozo

It’s a very frightening situation. Crimes like murders, rapes and assaults are on the rise in this tiny state of Goa.


Loneliness is the ultimate agony
Written by Fr. Ron Rolheiser | Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:33

When I was 22 years old, a seminarian, I was privileged to have a unique kind of desert experience. I sat with my siblings in a palliative care room for several weeks, watching my father die.

My father was young still, 62, and in good health until being struck with pancreatic cancer.

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G.O.A. St Francis Xavier's Feast -Toronto - 2011
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Canada: Mangaloreans Shine in 'Voices for Christ'
By Gerry D'Mello, Bendur | Daijiworld Media Network - Canada

Canada, Nov 28: Canadian youth of Mangalorean and Goan origin under the dynamic leadership of Simeon Remedios rocked the stage and claimed 1st place in the sixth "Voices for Christ" Choral competition organized by the Knights of Columbus council 12214 here in Mississauga.


Line Dancing With A Christmas Twist
By Armand Rodrigues

The Westend Seniors’ Club (Toronto) celebrated its Christmas dinner/dance on November 20, 2011 at the Capitol Banquet Hall in Mississauga. The music and dinner left nothing to be desired.

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Local Man Toni Pinto of Woodbridge, Ontario One Step Closer to Senior Star Title
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In celebration of seniors month, Chartwell Seniors Housing hosted more than 50 regional Senior Star competitions featuring over 1000 contestants across Canada between June 8-21, 2011.

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The Muslim "Overtaking" of France: as Mosques and as Faithful
Excerpt from : Vatican Insider
Marco Tosatti | Rome

In France there are more Islamic mosques being built, and more frequently, than Catholic churches, and there are more practicing Muslims than practicing Catholics in the country.

News Clips from Goa

Suspension notices to 22 Colva hotels
imes of India
Margao: Following recommendations from Goa State Pollution Control Board, the South Goa district collectorate on Monday issued orders to suspend operations of 22 hotels/restaurants and eateries within seven days due to non-compliance of GSPCB directives...

Sea rushes onto Palolem beach
imes of India
Panaji/Canacona: Sudden flooding triggered by high waves powered by squally winds on Goa's coast, caused damage as the sea battered at least 34 canoes and motorized boats at Palolem beach in Goa's southernmost Canacona taluka apart from damaging some shacks on Sunday night and Monday morning...

Educationist alleges contempt by government in MOI case
imes of India
Panaji: Educationist Pandurang Nadkarni on Monday filed an affidavit in the high court (HC) of Bombay at Goa and alleged that the state government and directorate of education (DoE) have committed contempt of court by violating the order passed by the HC in medium of instruction case...

Govt to tighten vigil on mining traffic, ore extraction
imes of India
Margao: Warning that he would brook no lapses by law enforcement agencies pertaining to mining activities, South Goa district collector Sandeep Jacques on Monday issued clear instructions to the authorities concerned to take all steps to rein in the...

Basilica's sibling emerges from its shadow
imes of India
The Basilica of Bom Jesus is drawing a large number of devotees for the novena in preparation for the feast of St Francis Xavier these days. Many turn to the 'Lord of Goa' ( Goencho Saib), St Xavier, a Jesuit priest who concentrated his missionary work in Asia in the 16th century, for blessings...

For most Portuguese Goa's about beaches
imes of India
Panaji: "If you see Goa, you see Lisbon' was a common refrain in Portugal in the past. But today most Portuguese know more about Portugal's historic connections with Mozambique and Angola than with Goa," says Jose Manza Correa...

Devotees spending night at Old Goa get ID cards
Team Herald |

Panjim: As the Basilica of Bom Jesus is gearing up to host its annual feast attracting lakhs of devotees, the Church management has decided to give identity cards to devotees spending their nights in the facilities installed in the premises.


Taking Goan Culture to greater heights
24 November, 2011 AT News Bureau |
By Colin Savio Coelho

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The Mando, the classic elegance of Goan folk music, has been at the forefront when giving Goan culture its distinctive edge.

Know Goa Programme
Times of India | Nov 26, 2011, 03.09AM IST

Panaji: The 4th Know Goa programme for foreign youth of Goan origin will be held in Goa from November 27 to December 6. The Goan diaspora youth will then be taken to New Delhi for a re-orientation on India from December 7 to 11.

Over 25,000 people in Goa suffered from respiratory illness: statistics
Suraj Nandrekar |

RP 2021 interim report recommended iron ore traffic should not pass through villages

Panjim: Over 25,000 people in Goa suffered from acute respiratory infection in 2006. But even five years later, the Government has not conducted any study to ascertain the cause behind the problem.

News Clips from India

Christians live in fear in ‘Talibanized’ Pakistan‘talibanized’...
Written by Michael Swan, The Catholic Register | Saturday, 19 November 2011

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha says Christians have been silenced in Pakistan ever since the assassination of Christian minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti last spring, and many are now leaving the country. The retired archbishop of Lahore has left the nation himself and is now residing in Toronto. - Photo by Michael Swan

Toronto -
Fear has silenced the voice of Pakistani Christians since the political murder of Shahbaz Bhatti last spring, said the retired archbishop of Lahore.


British Era Church in Pune gutted
Posted By cninewsletter On November 30, 2011

The 150-year-old Saint Andrews Hindustani Church near Turf Club in Pune was gutted in a fire Monday morning.

There were no casualties. “The fire had started at dawn and spread to the entire building. 


India Based Infertility Clinic Announces Presence in US

Seattle, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ -- Sai Kiran Hospital, a unit of the Kiran Infertility Center (KIC) based in Hyderabad India is planning an informational meeting that will introduce their US Client Coordinator.


India 'jealous' of China's growing clout: State media
Published on Thu, Nov 24, 2011 | Source : PTI

Days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao, the state-run media here today said India was "jealous" of China's growing influence in Asia and charged it with instigating "small" neighbours for a "gang fight" against this country.