Newsletter. Issue 02. January 21, 2012


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Newsline Canada

Vast majority of Canadian companies optimistic about economic outlook for 2012

81 per cent believe economy will stay static or strengthen in 2012, Hays Canada survey finds
Toronto, Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - A recent survey conducted by Hays Canada, a national recruitment consultancy, indicates that most Canadian companies are optimistic about the economy in 2012. According to data collected from 1,300 organizations in November and December 2011, 81 per cent believe the economy will continue to strengthen/remain static, with 39 per cent of companies planning on increasing staff levels this year. Filling these new roles may be challenging with 77 per cent of companies citing "availability of suitable/skilled candidates" as the biggest challenge in attracting top talent. The data is being released as part of Hays Canada's 2012 Compensation, Benefits, Recruitment and Retention Guide.


World Bank Projects Global Slowdown, with Developing Countries Impacted
Press Release No:2012/236/DEC

Beijing, January 18, 2012 – Developing countries should prepare for further downside risks, as Euro Area debt problems and weakening growth in several big emerging economies are dimming global growth prospects, says the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) 2012.


Canadian Government introduces two new programs that could involve the sharing of sensitive personal information
January 11, 2012 -
By Kristen Shane

Biometrics programs prompt privacy concerns

The Canadian government's introduction of two new programs could involve the sharing of sensitive personal information, such as fingerprints, from government to private-sector companies, and from government to government, which has privacy advocates concerned whether proper safeguards are being used to minimize risk.


Hey Canada, can you spare a nickel? Steel yourself for new loonies, toonies

The Canadian PressBy Bruce Cheadle,

Ottawa - Steel yourself, Canada, new one-dollar and two-dollar coins are about to become the latest version of the proverbial plugged nickel.


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

“It’s a girl!”— could be a death sentence

All editorial matter in CMAJ represents the opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the Can adian Medical Association.
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When Asians migrated to Western countries they brought welcome recipes for curries and dim sum. Sadly, a few of them also imported their preference for having sons and aborting daughters. Female feticide happens in India and China by the millions, but it also happens in North America in numbers large enough to distort the male to female ratio in some ethnic groups.

People Places and Things

Behind Jamie Foxx, The Jackson brothers and Kevin James is Mississauga’s Jesse DeCosta
January 13, 2012 | Emily Jackson

Jesse Decosta in his Mississauga home with one of his treasures, a platinum record set from the Jackson family. The tribute fresh from LA was shipped to Decosta following an event on the west coast where DeCosta, their brand manager is often found.

Rick Eglinton/Toronto Star

Jesse DeCosta never really talks about his career — no one believes him, anyway.

$11,300 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant for the Toronto East Goan Seniors Association

Lori Kay
Communications Officer – Event Planning
Province-wide, Central and Golden Horseshoe
Ontario Trillium Foundation

There were lots of smiles on Saturday December 10, 2011, as members of the Toronto East Goan Seniors Association gathered for their annual Christmas dinner at the Rembrandt Community Centre


100th Birthday of Genevieve (Jane) Braganza

December 2, 2011 was a special and memorable day in the lives of the family of centenarian, Jane Braganza.

Jane was born in Goa and is one of 8 siblings all of whom have passed away. Her life has taken her through Africa, Mbulu (now Tanzania) where she and her siblings grew up, then on to Mombasa. Here she met and married her late husband, Francis Braganza (PWD). They had 3 daughters, Juliet married to Ruben Rebello, Isabel Harvey, Dolly married to Ernest Vienna. Goa was where she and her husband retired and finally came to Toronto to join Dolly and Juliet and their families.


Meeting Held in Goa on Canadian Goans

Audio: Canadian Catholics, and Goans in Canada
19 Jan: Community Audio By Frederick Noronha. Terry Fay SJ (photo) from the University of St Michael’s College of the University of Toronto relates two stories. The first story tells the changing face of Canadian spirituality, and the second story how Canadian Goans fit into Canadian spirituality. He spoke of the formation of the G.O.A. its outreach to new arrivals, the democratization of GOA, its cultural and artistic activities, and creating the International Goan Organization. This was followed by a lively discussion with the Canadian Goans present, which included Zulema de Souza. 1hr:39m:30s Click here to listen

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News Clips from Goa

Blessed Joseph Vaz on celluloid
Posted By cninewsletter On January 9, 2012

A film on the life of Blessed Joseph Vaz has been produced to popularise the little known priest, who is just a step away from sainthood. Agnelo Fernandes, a youth from Consua-Verna, has produced the film based on the life and missionary works of the patron saint of Goa. His 300th death anniversary was celebrated last year on January 16. The producer of ‘Panvlam’ has highlighted the missionary life of Bl Joseph Vaz in Sri Lanka and the challenges he encountered.

Blessed Joseph Vaz, an Asian Apostle
Posted By cninewsletter On January 16, 2012

During the night of November 26, 1938, Quiteria Costa from Aldona, in Goa, was hemorrhaging badly at Medical College Hospital, in what is now the state capital Panjim.

Campaign To Save Goa‏
Saturday, January 21, 2012 | Team Herald -

Panjim: The campaign to save Goa from incessant mining has now got a global linkage with almost 40 Goan overseas associations joining hands against mining activity at the cost of environment.

Goa Foundation claims that 43% of ore exported from Goa in 2010-2011 was illegally extracted.

Goa Foundation director Claude Alvares said, "From official figures provided by two separate and independent government sources-directorate of mines and geology (DMG) and Indian bureau of mines (IBM)-it is clear that more than 43% of iron ore exports from Goa in 2010-11 came from illegal or unauthorized mining operations."

Private sector should assist Goan Institutions for infrastructure development
Posted: 15 Jan 2012 06:37 AM PST

Private Sector in Goa should give financial assistance to the educational institutions in Goa to update and modernize their infrastructure, so that, these institutions are able to impart quality education to the students, said Mr Shantaram Naik M.P. at Cuncolim on Saturday.

Migration & The International Catholic Goan Community by Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes
By Arti Das | Nt Buzz

Social scientist, Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes, who recently released her book, ‘Colonialism, Migration and the International Catholic Goan Community’, which dwells on the issue of migration among Goans, believes that search for better livelihood is still a major reason for migration.

During her interaction she also spoke about the divide between male and female migration, its implication on the family and also the one major reason behind people settling down Migration is a complex issue with various associated layers and patterns. Goans are very familiar with migration as most families have at least one member who has migrated.

News Clips from India

Polio breakthrough: India marks disease-free year
By Adam Plowright (AFP) – 13 hours ago

In the year since January 13, 2011, India has had zero cases of polio. Previously, India led the world, accumulating over 5,000 cases since 2000. Polio's last victim in India was 18 month-old Rukhsar, a girl in West Bengal who began showing signs of paralysis on this day in 2011. Now, epic immunization efforts have brought global eradication of the disease a giant step closer. Outside India, however, backsliding Pakistan and Nigeria and splotches of polio across Africa have blocked the final stamping out of the disease worldwide.


In pursuit of a truly local Church
Posted By cninewsletter | On January 10, 2012

The transition from an era of foreign missionaries to a local Church is almost at an end in Pakistan but the real change is yet to come.


Pope sounds alarm over plight of Pakistan’s Christians
Posted By cninewsletter On January 18, 2012

In his message to the 180 accredited ambassadors at the Roman Curia, which commemorated the martyrdom of the Catholic Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister for Religious Minorities (killed on 2 March of last year for his opposition to the blasphemy law and his defense of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for this reason), Pope Benedict XVI openly voiced his concern.


Tracing history of East Indians and the growth of Mumbai
Source: | From:

Few communities in India have their history so intertwined with that of a great metropolis. The story of the evolution of the East Indians on the North Konkan coast runs parallel to the growth of a few marshy islands into India’s prima urbis.


China cornerstone of Pak's foreign policy: Gilani

Islamabad: Relations with China remain the cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Monday.

"Pakistan and China enjoyed complete trust and conversion of views on all bilateral and international issues," Xinhua quoted Gilani as saying while addressing the Chinese students who met him in Islamabad.


As U.S.-Pakistani relations sink, nations try to figure out ‘a new normal’

In a call to her Pakistani counterpart this month, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated the Obama administration’s counterterrorism “red line”: The United States reserved the right to attack anyone who it determined posed a direct threat to U.S. national security, anywhere in the world.


On Cars India Buzz: January 17, 2012

  • Hyundai has launched three new variants of their smallest car Eon that fit in the little gap between the existing models. More importantly, the new variants have option of LPG fuel option for Rs 27,000 extra.