Newsletter. Issue 05. March 03, 2012


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Canadians support deep spending cuts
By Andy Radia
In a recent speech, Prime Minister Stephen Harper opined that Canadians are becoming more conservative.


The OMG (Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa) Student Exchange Program

Who we are, what we do...

A consortium of Ontario universities and a group of universities in two states in India, Maharashtra (maw-haa-raa-straw) and Goa, have initiated a collaborative university student exchange program which will enrich the quality of education of select students in Ontario and in Maharashtra and Goa.


No Canadian men's field hockey team at London Olympics

New Delhi -- Canada's bid to qualify for the men's Olympic field hockey tournament ended Friday in a 1-1 tie with France.

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Needing a win to preserve its Olympic hopes, Canada (2-2-1) went ahead on a goal by Iain Smythe in the final minute of first half. The French (3-1-1) went on the attack in the second half, missing high on a penalty corner. Fabien Magner finally breached the Canadian defence, beating David Carter from close range to secure the tie. Carter was named man of the match. The Canadians needed to beat France and have India defeat Poland to advance to Sunday's final of the last-chance qualifying tournament. Only the winner earns a berth in London.


Bronze for Team (Field Hockey ) Canada Men in Delhi
February 27th, 2012

Player of the Match was Canadian captain Ken PEREIRA.

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Poland and Canada had legitimate hopes to be in the Final of this Hero FIH Road to London tournament. They both fell to India in the round-robin, and Poland surprised Canada with a last second penalty-corner goal on the second day of the competition.


Operation Somalia: The U.S., Ethiopia and now Kenya

Ethiopia did it five years ago, the Americans a while back. Now Kenya has rolled tanks and troops across its arid frontier into lawless Somalia, in another campaign to stamp out a rag-tag militia of Islamist rebels that has stoked terror throughout the region with threats of strikes.


Could Islamist rebels undermine change in Africa?

Creeping from the periphery in Africa’s east and west, Islamist militant groups now pose serious security challenges to key countries and potentially even a threat to the continent’s new success.


Repairs on Kenya web cable to take three weeks

An undersea fibre optic Internet cable that was sliced by a ship's anchor in the Kenyan port of Mombasa will be fully repaired in about three weeks, an official said Tuesday.


Obama sounds alarm bell on jobs

Washington Sounding an alarm bell over the challenge from "hungry" Indian and Chinese students, US President Barack Obama has asked Americans to focus more on science, mathematics and technology to ensure that "jobs of future" stay within the shores.



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Goa Diary (VM in Outlook India)
Goanet News Service  | Sun Feb 26 19:08:33 PST 2012

Goa Diary
Sussegad no more, once-sleepy Goa goes to the polls on March 3rd, while the improbable candidature of a rangy Catholic priest promises to offer an unconventional campaign trail.

- Vivek Menezes

India’s smallest state—and by many measures, its richest—has undergone five years of mega-development, shadowed seemingly inevitably by tawdry mega-scandals that have demonstrated to include almost all of the state’s political and economic elites.

People Places and Things

Ontario’s 55 Plus Goan Association New Team

Norman Da Costa was unanimously elected to head the 55 Plus Goan Association at the general body meeting held at the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre on Feb. 21 before a well-attended membership on a snowy winter night.

Starlight Dance Arpora, Goa
Tanzanian acrobats serving fire snacks Doris, Eurema, John & Jeanette in action Prize winner Lenny Lopes, with MC Stan De Souza, and Marina Noronha
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On February 06, 2012 Goan tourists flocked to Arpora in Goa for the Starlight Dance. The venue was the beautiful Marinha Dourada Resort.


Who do you trust more, rich people or poor people?
February 28, 2012 10:20 AM

Rich people are more likely to lie, cheat and steal than people who are less social and financially well-off, a series of experiments suggests.

The Future of Television is Here - Rogers Unveils the Next Generation of Home Entertainment 

David Purdy, Vice President, Video Products, Rogers Communications, demonstrates Rogers Live TV at NextBox 2.0 unveiling in Toronto. (CNW Group/Rogers Communications Inc.)

- NextBox 2.0 from Rogers delivers TV without borders -

Toronto, Feb. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications unveiled today NextBox™ 2.0, a suite of new features that will transform the home entertainment experience, allowing people to access live and recorded TV programs from any room in the home.


VIVOTEK Keeps India’s Oldest Library Collection Safe and Sound

Goa Central Library, located in the State of Goa, West of India, is the oldest library in the country. Since the Library opened its door in 1832, the facility has maintained a collection of nearly 200,000 books in Goa’s official language of Konkani, as well as many other languages. The book section carries Goan newspapers dating back 130 years as well as a collection of literature printed in Goa of the 17th century. The Library also houses a number of rare collections documenting Goa’s past as a Portuguese colony and other items of historical importance.

News Clips from Goa

Give Congress one more opportunity, PM appeals to Goans

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses an election campaign rally in Sanquelim.

Panaji: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called upon Goan voters to give one more opportunity to the Congress at the March 3 assembly election and assured them that Goa's environment, coastline, and communal harmony would be protected.

Goa expats want total change of political blood
Mayabhushan Nagvenkar | IANS

Panaji: Goan expats across the continents of Europe, Australia and America are calling for a "total change of blood" in Goa's political system ahead of assembly elections on Saturday. Members of the Goan diaspora are beseeching their counterparts back home to vote for Goa's ecology and identity, especially when their forefinger hovers over the electronic voting machine (EVM), milliseconds before the punch down.


Goa Assembly Election 2012: Illegal mining heats up poll scene
27 Feb, 2012, , Sruthijith KK,

Panaji: A raging controversy over illegal mining and a host of new parties trying to make a mark in Goa politics dominate conversations here on the upcoming polls, even as tourism is reeling from the early deadlines on bars imposed by the poll panel.

Mining in Goa has crossed its carrying capacity, says panel
Posted: 20 Feb 2012 12:29 AM PST

Mining has crossed the state’s social and environmental carrying capacity, as reflected from lower satisfaction levels in all facets among people in mining areas due to environmental and other problems, Western Ghats ecology experts panel (WGEEP) stated. In its report to the Union ministry of environment and forest (MOEF), the 18-member panel headed by Madhav Gadgil has expressed concern about pollution of water bodies and dipping of the ground water table, as also topographical, morphological and land use changes due to intensive mining activity.

Priest candidate uses Obama slogan
Posted on February 26, 2012

Fr Jose Bismarque Dias has chosen a one-liner as his election slogan: “We can make a difference.”

Panaji: Fr Jose Bismarque Dias made history when he bowed to popular demand to stand for election, without waiting for the Church nod.

Goa priest, mob booked for murder attempt on policemen
February 27, 2012 | Special Correspondent

The Goa police on Sunday booked Fr. Romano Gonsalves, parish priest from Velim in south Goa, six others (including members of the committee of a local church), and 1,500 unidentified people for attempt to murder five policemen on Saturday.

Plans to convert Goa into Hong Kong an insult
28 February 2012 | By IANS,

Panaji: Without taking names, the Catholic church in Goa has lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress for promising to convert Goa into Hong Kong.

News Clips from India

Delhi Cathedral: ‘Sign and symbol of faith’
Posted on February 27, 2012, | By Jessy Joseph

Sacred Heart Cathedral has played a key role in evangelization, said the archbishop

New Delhi: Thousands of people, including those from different faiths, assembled at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Delhi yesterday to celebrate its platinum jubilee. Archbishop Vincent Concessao, who led the concelebrated Mass, said that the Church has played a key role in evangelization. “From humble beginnings, the cathedral has grown into a flourishing Church,” he said. Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, retired Bishop Gratian Mundadan of Bijnor, Archbishop Albert D’ Souza of Agra and Auxiliary Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Delhi were the other celebrants.


Hockey news: Revelry as India in Olympics race, hard road ahead
27 Feb, 2012, 12.50PM IST, IANS

Hockey news: Revelry as India in Olympics race, hard road ahead

New Delhi: It was celebration time in India with the men's hockey team back in the Olympics after eight years. The only person who is thinking of the road ahead than Sunday night's revelry at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium was coach Michael Nobbs.


India biggest consumer of heroin in South Asia, reveals UN drug report
Feb 29, 2012,

New Delhi: Contrary to the impression that India is being used as a transit point by international traffickers to smuggle Afghan heroin to both Europe and the US, the United Nations drug report, 2011, has said that India is the biggest consumer of heroin. Of the 40 tonnes produced in south Asia, nearly 17 tonnes are consumed in India, the biggest consumer in the region with the trade valued at $1.4 billion.


Vedanta to merge Sesa Goa, Sterlite to create $20 billion entity
PTI / Saturday, February 25, 2012

In a major revamp, billionaire Anil Agarwal-led metal and mining major Vedanta Resources today decided to merge Sterlite Industries with Sesa Goa to create $20 billion controlling entity for simplying its group structure.


Corporate India's profit to rise by 9.4% in Q4 FY12  
By PTI Feb 26 2012 , Mumbai
Tags: CMIE, Corporate India, FY12, News

Corporate India is expected to see a 9.4 per cent rise in net profits in the three months period ending March, after suffering a steep fall for two consecutive quarters, CMIE said in its monthly review here.


Lakshmi Mittal took $1.74m in salary in 2011
By PTI Feb 26 2012 , London | Tags: Lakshmi Mittal, News

Lakshmi Mittal, the Chairman and CEO of the world's largest steel-maker ArcelorMittal, took home a salary of $1.74 million in 2011, a hike of over 5% over his 2010 pay cheque. His daughter Vanisha Mittal Bhatia, also received a pay hike in 2011 as her compensation increased from $172,000 to $174,000, as per the company's annual report. The report, however, did not mention the compensation given to son Aditya Mittal.