Newsletter. Issue 13. June 23, 2012


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Canadian employers’ hiring intentions lowest in two years, survey finds

Though Canadian employers expect the hiring climate to remain favourable over the next three months, the outlook is down four percentage points from last year, the survey released Tuesday says.


Government of Canada Introduces the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

Ottawa, June 20, 2012 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, introduced legislation today to expedite the removal of foreign criminals from Canada and to enhance the safety and security of Canadians.


U of Saskatchewan, Kenyan and Ethiopian scientists partner on $5.3 million in projects to combat hunger

REGINA, SK, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan have teamed up with researchers in Ethiopia and Kenya in two innovative projects to help deliver safer and more nutritious food in Africa through better plant breeding and soil management and a state-of-the-art vaccine for cattle.

From Darkness to Light
June 18, 2012 | Michael Kelly | Catholic News Service

The Church in Ireland is on the path to renewal, Church leaders told pilgrims at the opening Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress June 10.


Tanzania gas reserves nearly triple on new finds
Excerpt from:
Tue Jun 19, 2012 | By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has nearly tripled its estimate of recoverable natural gas reserves to up to 28.74 trillion cubic feet (tcf) from 10 trillion and plans to introduce new legislation later this year to regulate the gas industry.


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‘There’s always something!’
From the Catholic Register - Toronto | Written by Fr. Ron Rolheiser
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 09:19

Fr. Ron Rolheiser
Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and his weekly column is carried by more than seventy newspapers worldwide. Fr. Rolheiser can be reached at his website,

A friend of mine jokingly says that when she dies she wants this epitaph on her gravestone: There was always something!


Humans have the capacity to be healed
Posted @ 6/12/2012, | Kathleen Giffin | Posted in Western Catholic Reporter
Nativity of St. John the Baptist – June 24, 2012
Isaiah 49.1-6 | Psalm 139 | Acts 13.22-26 | Luke 1.57-66, 80

June 18, 2012: Unlike most years, this year we celebrate the liturgy for the Birth of John the Baptist on a Sunday. John holds a unique place in our salvation story; he was the chosen one who, in so many ways, prepared the way for Jesus' ministry.


Gaspar Tamas on The Failure of Liberal Democracy
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Hungarian philosopher, Gaspar Tamas,on The Failure of Liberal Democracy in Eastern Europe and Everywhere Else. His lecture was delivered at the Munk School of Global Affairs on September 20, 2011

How do we revitalize our democracy?
Former Hungarian politician criticizes our current political order, gives us a few pointers
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People Places and Things

Are Goan Associations In Terminal Decline ?
By Armand Rodrigues

In mankind's evolution, variability has to be endured in the interests of survival. The traditional community cannot but succumb to a cosmopolitan culture, and a cohesive unilineal kinship group can only have a relatively short shelf-life abroad.


Being brave like Aani
By OLIVIA CALTON-(Grade 9), is a member of Brampton Library’s Teen Library Council.
Article from South Asian Focus - Brampton | Special to Focus

Aani and the Tree Huggers is an award winning tale by Jeannine Atkins, illustrated by Venantius Pinto about the bravery of a young girl in order to save trees.

Aani is sitting under a tree when she hears some thunderous sounds coming from outside the village. Horrified by these sounds, Aani runs to the river bank and tells the women of the village about these sounds. They soon figure out these sounds are coming from the woodcutters’ tractors that have arrived at their village to chop down the forest.

Women from the village tell the axe-men the importance of trees and why they should be saved. Unfortunately, the axe-men do not listen to the women and prepare their silver axes for cutting. At this moment, Aani shows her bravery and hugs the tree defying the men that in order to cut the tree they must cut her too. Her love for trees is the most touching part of this story.


Canadian Immigrant presents 2012’s Top 25 winners!

Congratulations to our inspirational group of 2012 winners. Thank you to all who nominated and voted for this year’s national people’s choice award celebrates the untold and inspiring stories and achievements of newcomers to Canada. Click here to see the Top 25!


Canadians Spread Lentil Love from Coast to Coast

Canada produces 67 per cent of the world's lentil supply
National contest draws thousands of votes for unique lentil dishes by top Canadian Chefs

SASKATOON, SK, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Love Your Lentils Canada, a national contest sponsored by Canadian Lentils, in partnership with Food Day Canada, brought together top chefs from communities across the country and food lovers from coast to coast. At stake? The gourmet adventure of a lifetime on Prince Edward Island (PEI) with Chef Michael Smith!


U.S. unveils first MQ-4C BAMS unmanned aircraft

Los Angeles, June 15 (Xinhua) -- U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation unveiled the first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) at a ceremony Thursday.

In keeping with the tradition of naming surveillance aircraft after Greek sea gods, the Navy released the MQ-4C's name at the ceremony as "Triton," the ancient Greek messenger of the sea.


New device powers gadgets through walking
Thu, Jun 14 2012 | By Chris Wickham

London (Reuters) - British scientists have built a novel device that converts body movement into electricity capable of powering small gadgets such as GPS trackers..

The device, unveiled this week in the July issue of the journal Smart Materials and Structures, is designed to be worn on the knee and harnesses the energy produced by walking.

News Clips from Goa

Goa civil society activists object to governor's comments
Saturday, June 9th 2012, 04:42 PM

Panaji, June 9 — Civil society activists in Goa have expressed outrage at Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo's comments Friday about "self-styled civil society activists questioning the role of legislature".

Goa’s grand old church to go green, shed asbestos
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 04:57 AM PDT

The Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of Goa’s most revered churches, will soon have an eco-friendly roof — thanks to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) which wanted visitors to the over 400-year-old building to have a “healthy” experience. The massive asbestos roof on the imposing laterite stone building will be replaced by eco-friendly galvanised sheet. The decision was taken on the recommendations of the ASI to ensure that tourists were not exposed to the risk of cancer due to exposure to asbestos, Savio Barretto of the Basilica of Bom Jesus told IANS.


Mario Miranda - Short animated history of Goa by A&A Goa
Posted on Goanet by Eric Pinto ericpinto2 at
Sat Jun 16 2012

Used as a curtain raiser at the Bangalore Goan Association's tribute to Mario Miranda at their recent function. Created using cut-out animation of Mario's illustrations by four students of School of Art & Animation, Goa supported by Arch Gerard da Cunha.

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Goa opts for wireless technology to check poaching
Published: June 14, 2012

Goa opts for wireless technology to check poaching (PTI )

The Hindu Salim Ali bird sanctuary in Goa. (File Photo)

The state forest department has networked its ground-level offices and jeeps involved in patrolling helping them keep connected across the six wildlife sanctuaries including a national park, which are part of the Western Ghat hill ranges.

“A language is enriched with borrowed words”
By Arti Das | Nt Buzz

Dr (Fr) Eufemiano de Jesus Miranda, a priest, researcher and a music lover by heart is ready with his first book that looks at the not-so-known world of Indo-Portuguese literature of 19th and 20th Century. He speaks to NT BUZZ about his book, ethnic Goans who contributed in this filed and how it also helped the Konkani language as a whole Goa, the smallest state of India, indeed has a vast history which is well reflected through our traditions and culture. However, not much is revealed in the literary section of Goa, which also has lots to offer.

Meet Agnello Dias, the ad wizard from Goa
Janhhavi Savaikar, TNN | Jun 12, 2012, 12.52PM IST

Agnello Dias. Not many of us will recognize this petit figure. But to the ad world, he is the King of today's generation. Being worked at some of the famous ad agencies like Lowe, Leo Burnett and JWT, today he is the proud co-founder and Chairman of Taproot India, his own ad agency. Without much quizzing him about his profession, we questioned him on Goa's current scenario and mare. Excerpts from the interview...

News Clips from India

Don Bosco University gets 500 acre campus
Posted on June 15, 2012, 8:56 AM

Provincial Fr VM Thomas will signal the ground breaking and Fr Joseph Almeida will bless the Stone Tepee.

Guwahati: The ground-breaking ceremony of the 500-acre campus of the Assam Don Bosco University will be held today at Tapesia Gardens near Dispur.


Seminar - Caste Matters
Articles presented at Seminar listed on

Despite the unequivocal findings of Justice Ranganath Misra’s Commission on the subject, which concluded that ‘the caste system should be recognized as a general social characteristic of the Indian society as a whole, without questioning whether the philosophy and teachings of any particular religion recognize it or not,’3 The idea of caste as Hindu underlies the continued and wholly unjustified exclusion of Christian and Muslim converts from the Indian state’s statutory concessions and protections as ‘Scheduled Castes’. Add to this the fact that in several parts of India Christians are so predominantly Dalit that the segregation of and discrimination against Christians and Dalits is one and the same.