Newsletter. Issue 14. July 07, 2012


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Canada to pause new applications for Federal Skilled Workers and Investors
30 June 2012

From 1 July 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will place a temporary pause on new applications under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and federal Immigrant Investor Program. The temporary pause on FSWP applications does not apply to candidates with offers of arranged employment or those applying under the PhD eligibility stream. Normally you will need to have a positive labour market opinion from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) for the arranged employment to be valid for the purposes of the Federal Skilled Worker Program.


News Release — Minister Kenney Hits the Reset Button: Sets the Foundation for New, Faster, More Flexible Immigration System

Calgary, June 28, 2012 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today announced the latest step in re-designing Canada’s economic immigration system.


Urban populations expected to grow in Asia, Africa: UN report 2012-04-06 09:04:39

United Nations, April 5 (Xinhua) -- The 2011 version of a UN report on urbanization has projected that there will be significant increases in population in cities on the Asian and African continents by the year 2050, UN officials said here on Thursday.


China has established itself as world player in space exploration: U.S. expert 
by Zhang Chuanshi

New York, June 29 (Xinhua) -- China's Shenzhou-9 space mission is fantastic and marks a huge step forward, a U.S. expert said just before the spacecraft successfully returned to Earth on Friday.



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The Prayers of Orphans
This post and photos from 
June 27, 2012 | From posting on GoaNet by Mervyn Lobo

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Earlier this month my Kuwait based friend, Ulysses, wrote to me saying that it was the First Death Anniversary of his father, Anthony Menezes, and he needed to release some adverts in the local Goan newspapers. These adverts would be to remind people about the Anniversary Mass. I got him in touch with an advertising agency who gave him the rates which worked out to about Rs. 5000/- for a small advert in the O Heraldo and similar amounts in other papers. Ulysses was all set to release adverts in three newspapers when I intervened.


The ‘Busy’ Trap
Blog from New York Times

If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint. And the stock response is a kind of congratulation: “That’s a good problem to have,” or “Better than the opposite.”
Even children are busy now, scheduled down to the half-hour with classes and extracurricular activities. They come home at the end of the day as tired as grown-ups.

People Places and Things

Connect with Passages and Tell Us Your Story for a Chance to Win a Prize
See submissions from members of the Community at:
See : My Olympic Pin Collection – By Norman Da Costa  

BRAMPTON, ON (July 3, 2012) – The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) wants to hear about the mementos you keep and the stories they tell. From July 7-Sept. 22, the public is invited to submit stories online through Passages for a chance to win a Kobo eReader. Passages is an interactive website that aims to connect the Peel community through photos and stories about the objects people keep. The story contest and web project connect to a larger inaugural Passages exhibition planned for the first phase of PAMA’s opening on Sept. 30.


Future leader talks trade in Colombia
Elora Crawford – Mississauga News | July 3, 2012
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Stars of the future. The 2012 Youth Achievement Awards were presented recently at the Meadowvale Community Centre. Pictured here are the winners. From left, they are Victoria Ho, Miranda Pinto, Maxwell Tran, Tauheed Qamar, (father of Citizen of the Year Hamza Qamar), Tania Law, Aaron Joshua Pinto and Flora Suen (sister of Laura Suen, winner of the Hazel McCallion Youth Leadership Award). Photo by Ibad Mukhtar

Like most guys his age, Aaron Joshua Pinto plays sports, likes trying new foods and enjoys deep conversations with friends. That, however, is where the similarities end.



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A Red Carpet Tribute was recently hosted by Dr. Colin Saldanha and his charming wife, Sheila, to honour Mr. Fred D’Silva, one of the first Goan pioneers to call Toronto home and a veritable titan in the land development and construction industry.


Dr. Olaf Ribeiro - Moving cherry trees
From Seattle -Washingtonv | by MICHAEL KING / Evening Magazine
Posted on June 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Can a world renowned tree surgeon save three ancient cherry trees from the bulldozer by moving them to a new location?

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Doha: Goans Enjoy a Splash at Sao Joao Bash

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In Qatar, Goan Welfare Association (GWA) celebrated Sao Joao festival on Friday June 28 at Al Andalus. GWA's president welcomed everyone and introduced the new concept band DJV with combined music of DJ Glorio and live singing of Abu Dhabi fame


About the search for the elusive Higgs boson, also known as the "God particle".

East African born, Tejinder Virdee is a physicist at Imperial College London and at CERN in Geneva, where he works on the Large Hadron Collider project..

Media: Listen now (18 minutes)

Professor Jim al-Khalili talks to Cern physicist Tejinder Virdee, about the search for the elusive Higgs boson, also known as the "God particle".


Book Review - Culture Of The Sepulchre
Idi Amin under Indian scanner (Rajiv Bhatia, in The Hindu)‏
Posted on Goanet by Frederick Noronha

Culture Of The Sepulchre: Madanjeet Singh; Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd., 11, Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi-110017. RS 499.

A first-hand account of the rescue of Indians from Uganda that, at times, reads like a gripping novel


Rise of electronic media and readers putting a damper on paper products industry

Ottawa, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The steady shift in consumer preferences toward electronic information sources has gone beyond print media and is now taking its toll on demand for paper to produce books. As a result of this waning demand in North America, combined with ongoing turmoil in the world economy, Canada's paper products industry faces a weak outlook in the next few years, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Spring 2012 outlook for the industry.


China mourns death of Indian doctor's wife
IANS | Jun 29, 2012

Beijing: China Friday expressed condolences over the death of Indian doctor Dwarkanath Kotnis's Chinese wife Guo Qinglan.

News Clips from Goa

Read the latest issue of Exotic Goa

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The special issue features Calangute and St. Alex Church.

This online magazine was designed by Rohan Lobo of Goa.

He was recently injured in a “hit-and-run” road accident suffering a broken collar bone and other injuries. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery

Contents July 2012


  • Yolanda Souza - A Yeomans Service to Women's football & the Art world

  • Bruno Coutinho - International Footballer of India

  • Dr. Carmo D'Souza-Prof of Law, Mathematics & author law & fiction.

  • Ms. Mary Kay Graves Fry Shares the memories of her father.

Goa govt to invite global bids for Mopa airport
In Sept (Aneesh Phadnis, Business Standard)

To Goa's premiere mailing list, estb. 1994! Goa govt to invite global bids for Mopa airport in Sept Aneesh Phadnis / Mumbai Jun 24, 2012, 00:19 IST


Western Ghats being handed over to mining barons: Goa's green campaigner
July 05, 2012 | Panaji IANS

A rampaging iron ore mining industry and colluding officials are behind the shocking exclusion of Goa's forests from a cluster of 39 areas in the Western ghats region that were included this week in Unesco's World Heritage list, according to a leading green campaigner

Carmen Miranda, former director of global social development agency Panos and a British citizen of Goan origin, who has been campaigning worldwide to end mining in Goa, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had been taking "disappointing" and "misguided" decisions as far as mining is concerned.

Goa government ignored UNESCO on Western Ghats heritage status
Rajendra P Kerkar | Jul 4, 2012

Keri/Goa: The apathy of the Goa government has been responsible for five sites in the Western Ghats region of Goa missing out on being included among world heritage sites.


Free cocktails, discounts luring tourists to rain-hit Goa
Joaquim Fernandes, TNN | Jun 25, 2012,

Panaji: Free cocktails in a certain time slot, free transfers to and from the airport and railway station, free use of sauna, sight-seeing tours plus a boat cruise on the river and discounts of between 20% to 30% on room tariffs are some of the extra goodies offered by Goan hoteliers to attract guests this monsoon.

Fatorda MLA slams 'mining-friendly' BJP govt
Jun 30, 2012

Margao: Lashing out at the South Goa collector's reversion of the monsoon ban on ore transportation, Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai said this reeked of the government succumbing to the mining lobby's demands.

Manohar Parrikar's fellow techies to the rescue?
Jul 1, 2012

Panaji: A Goa-specific and need-based software to detect mining fraud, its implementation, information technology to introduce automation in Goa's village Panchayats, a 10-megawatt solar powered plant for Goa and several other such proposals are among those being discussed by chief minister Manohar Parrikar with members of the IIT Bombay alumni association (IITBAA) in a two-day all-chapter conclave in Goa.

News Clips from India

Cancel service tax on foreign remittances: Goa NRI

Panaji, June 30 (IBNS) Commissioner for Goa NRI Affairs Dr Wilfred Menezes Mesquita has requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to cancel the Centre’s plan to charge 12.36 percent on all foreign remittances to India.


The Air India Story: Has the Maharaja Become a Pauper?
Special Correspondent | Daijiworld Media Network

Jun 27: Is 50 days too small a period to kill the ‘Maharaja’? This question is necessitated considering that the pilot’s strike of Air India is nearing 50 days.


Monsoon to gain strength in next 48 hours: IMD
Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012  | Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) on Monday sought to assure all sweltering in heat in North India, saying Monsoon would gain strength in the next 48 hours.  Addressing a press conference, IMD director SC Bhan said Monsoon rains are expected to travel northwards in the next two days.  “There is an upper air circulation in Bay of Bengal, which is expected to move towards North in three to four days. This will bring along Monsoon rains,” Bhan said.


Tata Consultancy Services says hello to New Successor, Cyrus Mistry
PTI | Jun 30, 2012, 02.22PM IST

Mumbai: With the US and European markets battling slowdown, India's largest software company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Friday said it is looking at opportunities in Australia and Middle East for growth.