Newsletter. Issue 12. June 09, 2012


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Canada -2011 Census: Age and sex

According to data from the 2011 Census of Population, seniors accounted for 14.8% of the population in 2011, up from 13.7% in 2006. However, the proportion of seniors in Canada remained among the lowest of the G8 countries. A full analysis is available in the report, The Canadian Population in 2011: Age and Sex.


Canada becoming a "Warrior Nation," new book proclaims Award-winning historian and acclaimed journalist shed light on campaign to change Canada.

Toronto, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Adding a bold voice to recent debate over the role, cost, and reach of Canada's military, the new book Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety (Between the Lines Books), by Ian McKay and Jamie Swift, provides a critical perspective on both Canada's growing effort to portray itself as a militaristic Warrior Nation and its exploitation of history in achieving this end.


Canada can do more to protect its children from poverty, new UNICEF report

Toronto, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - A new report released by UNICEF today comparing child poverty in 35 industrialized countries reveals Canada could be doing more to protect its children.


Dominant East Asians face workplace harassment, says study
May 8, 2012

When they don't conform to common racial stereotypes, such as being non-dominant, even people of East Asian descent are "unwelcome and unwanted by their co-workers," says a new paper from the University of Toronto's Rotman

They have been stereotyped as a "model minority."

But when they don't conform to common racial stereotypes, such as being non-dominant, even people of East Asian descent are "unwelcome and unwanted by their co-workers," says a new paper from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.


Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) to open art gallery, Sept. 30
By Ashley Goodfellow | May 31, 2012

It’s not just a renovated building— the new Peel Art Gallery is a spectacularly revamped space boasting the unique and successful marriage of modern, urban and heritage elements.


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A message from Thomas Cardinal Collins on Anti-bullying legislation Bill 13 & 14‏
May 28, 2012

Observations on a recent change in government policy re: proposed anti-bullying legislation

For some time now we have all been particularly concerned about making sure that our schools are safe and welcoming places for everyone. This concern has been reflected in new educational policies over the last several years, and most recently in proposed legislation such as Bill 13 and Bill 14.


Preserving culture, Carassauga way!
By Pradip Rodrigues | May 31, 2012.
When I was a one-year-old immigrant in Canada, I recall visiting Kelso Conservation area for a picnic one long weekend. The place was filled with picnickers and the air laden with the fragrance from dozens of barbecue styles from around the world going on simultaneously. At one point, I took a walk around and counted at least 27 distinctly homogenous groups of picnickers — Canadians of Jamaican, Iranian, Indian, Pakistani, Korean, Chinese, Africans, Eastern Europeans… this was proof that Canada was indeed a country made of distinct multicultural groups living like they picnicked — in harmony. Each picnic group was distinctly homogenous in racial make-up and the only truly multicultural group was to be found in the children’s playground where children of all ethnicities ran around looking like the rainbow. I thought about that picnic when I recently visited Carrassauga last week at the Hershey Centre.

People Places and Things

Goa's battle against mining reaches Canada

The Goan diaspora worldwide is spearheading a campaign to exhort the state and central authorities into reining in illegal and indiscriminate mining in Goa. The grave concern of thousands of ethnic Goans settled across the globe was expressed in a petition against mining signed by 40 Goan organizations worldwide, and presented to the office of the Governor of Goa, Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, Mines Secretary in January 2012.

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Initially the campaign, through photo exhibitions, power point presentations and lectures, started spreading the word to the Goan diaspora, about the unfathomable quantum of misery which has been unleashed on our native land by uncontrolled open cast iron ore mining, which results in extraction of over 50 million tonnes of iron-laced ore annually

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Deepali’s research saves human lives
By Pradip Rodrigues on June 1, 2012.

S. Asian doctor, who received one of the highest Canadian awards for research

Dr Deepali Kumar, physician-scientist at University of Alberta

When the Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic hit Canada back in 2009, among the many researchers studying it closely was Dr Deepali Kumar, a physician-scientist at the University of Alberta. Last year, the startling results of her study published in the prestigious infectious disease journal, the Lancet Infectious Diseases caught the attention of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, who awarded her the 2011 Gold Medal in Medicine, Canada’s most prestigious prizes in Canadian medicine.


Goa Sudharop Letter to Goa’s Chief Minister
Message from George Pinto

Based on the two GOAN CITIZENS ACTION open forums held on March 31 & May 19 in the San Francisco Bay Area, a letter at link be was sent to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Click here


Canada Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Nuclear Power Generation

Ottawa, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) today celebrates the 50th anniversary of nuclear power generation in Canada.

On June 4th, 1962, in Rolphton, Ontario, the Nuclear Power Demonstration (NPD) reactor began supplying electricity to the Ontario grid, producing enough electricity to power 10,000 homes. Today, nuclear power generation supplies 15 % of Canada's safe, clean, and reliable electricity, and almost 60% in Ontario alone.

News Clips from Goa

CM to discuss Goa mining policy with officials
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 06:01 AM PDT

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has decided to hold meeting with officials to discuss and deliberate on the much talked Goa mining policy this month. State government has asked the ministry of environment and forest not to issue any environment clearance till the state government finalized the mining policy. ”The aim of mining policy would be to have sustainable development and to have conservation of natural resources”, said director of mines Prasanna Acharya adding that the chief minister will take a final call on mining policy.

Goa bans swimming, water sports on beaches for monsoon
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 06:29 AM PDT

Ahead of the coming monsoon, the Goa government Friday banned water sports on Goa Beaches along the state’s 105-km coastline. It also cautioned tourists and local residents against swimming in the sea which gets churned dangerously by the lashing monsoon winds. "The permission granted by the Captain of Ports for plying off water sports vessels within the state of Goa has come to an end. Therefore, all the water sports operators plying their vessels within the state of Goa are hereby directed to stop their operations immediately," a state government directive said Friday.

Union immigration bureau takes over in Goa
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 09:21 PM PDT

The Bureau of Immigration (BOI) of the Union home ministry on Friday took over the management of the immigration desks at Dabolim airport, the seaport at Mormugao and the foreigner’s registration office (FRO) in Goa, SP (Immigration) Tony Fernandes said.

Late medieval era Church music legacy preserved by rare organs

Late medieval era Church music legacy preserved by rare organs

Panaji: Handful of piped organs from the late medieval era preserved by the Goan Churches here are the last vestiges of the musical legacy brought in by the Christian missionaries during the Portuguese colonial rule in the state.

What measures would you recommend when setting up a second medical college in Goa?
The first suggestion is to ensure there is appropriate infrastructure that meets the requirements of the medical council of India. To set up this kind of infrastructure will take a long time, two years at least. It is good that the college will be a state-run one, as kick backs and capitation fees that come with a private college are too many. Although there has been an increase in the number of seats at GMC, this increase seems to have been done in a hurried manner. The authorities should also think about the future and job opportunities of these students. They need to make sure that job opportunities are available, as avenues are less even abroad. Another aspect is that doctors want to remain in the cities, but the cities are saturated with doctors. However, the situation is exactly the opposite in villages. Facilities need to be improved at the rural level so that doctors consider working there.

River Princess, which ran aground the Sinquerim shoreline nearly 12 years ago on June 6, 2000, has finally disappeared as its removal was completed last month.

Arihant Ship Breakers, which had bagged the contract for cutting and removing the massive vessel from the beach, had begun the project three months back. “The officials in its report on May 24 confirmed completion of the project. We will verify the claim before submitting a detailed report to the state government,” Tourism Director Swapnil Naik told reporters. The government had made arrangements for unloading the scrap at Britona jetty, which went through a brief hiccup over customs duty but it was resolved subsequently.

Shah Rukh Khan apparently buying 50 percent stake in a Goan football

The warring Khans — Shah Rukh, Salman — come face to face on field

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SRK is apparently buying 50 percent stake in a Goan football club called Dempo SC. A source says, “The actor is very much into sports and has big plans too. In India, cricket and cinema are two most popular forms of entertainment and SRK is already ... Click here to read more

News Clips from India

NRIs: making a rewarding return
Sandip Mukherjee | 12/20/2011 6:45:10 PM | Posted on Goanet by Frederick Noronha:

This article might be of interest to Goanetters: An overview of the various provisions governing the treatment of foreign investments in India

In the 1980s and the 1990s, India saw a huge exodus of young talent to developed countries of the West for the sake of either a fatter pay packet or better job prospects, or both. And most of these sharp, fresh-out-of-college minds were students that went to institutions where education was subsidised by the government. This phenomenon was called 'brain drain'. However, since the early 2000s, and especially in the last 5-6 years, the trend has started to reverse.


India gasoline price increase trimmed after furore-sources
Sat Jun 2, 2012

Petrol Price Delhi Rs 73 /litre
Gasoline Price Toronto Rs 67/litre

  • Retail gasoline prices to be cut by 2 rupees/litre from Sunday-sources

  • Partial roll back was expected after a public outcry

  • Rollback also due to softening global oil prices


The Leela Palace New Delhi named "Best of the Best" hotel in the world by Robb Report 2012

Only hotel in India to join the finest league of luxury hotels worldwide

New Delhi, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts newest flagship, The Leela Palace New Delhi, is the only hotel in India to be named among the "Best of the Best" hotels in the world by Robb Report, which is a definitive authority on the most prestigious luxury brands around the globe. Culminating an entire year's search for the most exceptional new products and services on earth, Robb Report's 24th annual "Best of the Best" Hotels 2012, hand-picked The Leela Palace New Delhi for offering the finest in luxury, placing the hotel amongst the most elite in the world.


Apartments with Balcony Pools in India

Pools are the new balconies — literally, it seems.

A skyscraper under construction in Mumbai, India, not only includes more than 200 apartments, three levels of car parking, a gym and sauna, but it also features pools on the edges of several balconies. Called the Aquaria Grande, the two 37-story towers were designed by architect James Law and the real estate company Wadhwa Group.

It’s just the latest building to push the boundaries of conventional homes in India.

With 228 apartments, the Imperial in Mumbai has two 60-story towers featuring high-security systems, outdoor terraces, an entertainment area and pool. A gym is expected to open soon and the largest apartments include lap pools.