Newsletter. Issue 17. August 18, 2012


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Canada in annual immigration peak

Scotiabank offers Canadian newcomers tips to simplify the financial part of their move to Canada

Toronto, Aug. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - It's not just longer days and high temperatures that peak during the Canadian summer, it's also when immigration numbers peak. July, August and September are the peak immigration months when permanent residents and foreign students1 go through the chaotic process of moving everything from home to family to finances to Canada. Scotiabank offers advice on how Canadian newcomers can make the financial part of their move both simpler and successful.


Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird to visit India next month

Toronto: Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will visit India next month to strengthen bilateral economic ties between the two countries.


Ugandan takes marathon, US win most golds
Sun Aug 12, 2012 | By Mark Trevelyan and Matt Falloon

London (Reuters) - Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda broke away from two Kenyan rivals to win the men's marathon near Buckingham Palace on Sunday in front of vast crowds enjoying the climax to 16 days of Olympic competition and drama. After running side by side with world champion Abel Kirui and Wilson Kipsang, the 23-year-old put in a powerful kick to shake off the Kenyans six kilometres from the end of the 42km race. He crossed the finish line draped in the red, black and yellow Ugandan flag, which he knelt to kiss.

Final medal tally by GDP and population

Olympic Medal Count – Selected Countries
Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States 46 29 29 104
China 38 27 23 88
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Australia 7 16 12 35
Canada 1 5 12 18
Kenya 2 4 5 11
Ethiopia 3 1 3 7
Uganda 1 0 0 1
India 0 2 4 6
South Africa 3 2 1 6

It was no surprise to see the United States top the 2012 Olympic medal tally and rising super power China not far behind them.


London offers lessons for future
Mon, Aug 13 2012. 12:11 AM IST | Sidin Vadukut

Olympic organizers got several things right, but made a few mistakes. Here’s what was good and where they erred

London: With just hours left to go in the 2012 London Olympic Games, one can safely say that this has been an utterly enjoyable edition. World records began toppling from the first day of events, the opening ceremony was more-or-less widely appreciated, the home team has done spectacularly, the city of London has coped courageously with the record crowds, and almost every high-profile discipline has delivered memorable moments.


U.S. nuns meet to decide how to respond to Vatican rebuke
August 07, 2012 | Mary Wisniewski -Reuters

St. Louis - The largest group for American nuns begins a four-day meeting in St. Louis on Tuesday to consider a response to the Vatican’s decision to assign effective control of the group to a trio of bishops because the nuns had strayed from church doctrine.


Tanzania confirms it reflagged 36 Iranian ships, to deregister them
Sun Aug 12, 2012 | By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala

Dar es Salaam (Reuters) - Tanzania said a shipping agent based in Dubai had reflagged 36 Iranian oil tankers with the Tanzanian flag without the country's knowledge and approval.


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US Elections – VP Designate, Paul Ryan, loved Ayn Rand, before he said he didn't
August 12, 2012|

Commentary & Analysis By James Rainey

Back in 2005, an up-and-coming lawmaker named Paul Ryan credited the polemical novelist and libertarian Ayn Rand as a central inspiration for his entry into public life. Ryan toiled in those days in relative obscurity, a well-respected but low-profile member of the House of Representatives.

People Places and Things

New Delhi celebrates Mario Miranda’s last works
Subuhi Parvez, | New Delhi, August 16, 2012

Goan artist Mario Miranda’s major last works have been exhibited in New Delhi after his death in December last year.


2016 Obama's America
Dinesh D’Souza presents a complete biography of the 44th President of the United States

2016: Obama’s America opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 10.

Indian immigrant, Dinesh D’Souza, has already been denounced as a “Rightwing radical extremist lunatic.” The pitfall for his detractors will be in refuting what he presents in this biography as anything other than the truth. All of the information is well known to those who researched Barack Obama, but not known to the general public. He does not go into the politics that have been shaping the Democrat Party for the last century, but confines himself strictly to the man that is leading the nation.


22nd European Conference on South Asian Studies

The 22nd European Conference on South Asian Studies, ECSAS, was organized by CRIA - Centre for Research in Anthropology and hosted by ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute on 25-28 July 2012. Over 350 colleagues attended 3 days of panels and films.

News Clips from Goa

Will Parrikar pursue special status for Goa? Page News/Will-Parrikar-pursue-special-status...
August 7, 2012 | Freddy Fernandes

Panjim: With the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs clearing the various features of the bill for passage in Parliament to amend Article 371 of the constitution to give special status to various regions and states, the question is will Goa feature among these states to allow the Goa government to have powers to enact laws to protect the land, language and culture of Goa, through special status?

Group meets Goa Chief Minister, ups the ante on special status for Goa
Times of India - August 15

Panaji: A delegation of the Movement for Special Status for Goa (MSSG) met chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday and submitted a memorandum to him regarding special status to Goa under Article 371. Click here to read memorandum

The delegation was led by MSSG convenor Antonio Lobo and included 11 members. Alina Saldanha, forest and environment minister and Francis D'Souza, revenue minister, also joined the delegation.

Special status' NGO wants to know what it is
TNN Aug 10, 2012, 04.09AM IST

Mapusa: The NGO 'Movement for Special Status for Goa' (MSSG) has sought a meeting with chief minister Manohar Parrikar on the eve of his visit to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking special status of Goa.

Every Goan must live happily:Goa Minister Avertano Furtado
Aug 16, 2012,

Margao: Stating that the government was working towards making Goa a modern state in the country, Labour and Fisheries minister Avertano Furtado, who is Navelim MLA, unfurled the national tricolour flag on 66th Independence Day celebration at the South Goa collectorate building, on Wednesday.


Goa government approves golf course at Terekhol village
PTI | 09:08 PM,Aug 02,2012

Panaji, Aug 2 (PTI) Goa state tourism minister Dilip Parulekar told the state legislative assembly that the government has approved the proposal to set up a golf course at Terekhol village of Pernem taluka.

India's Goa may cut iron ore output by 18 pct-official

India's Goa state plans to cap its iron ore output at 45 million tonnes per annum due to its limited infrastructure, the mining department head said, down 18 percent and likely to cut India's depleted exports further. India ...

Goa expresses concern over colonisation attempts by Russians
Deccan Herald

"Like all other foreign citizens in Goa, Russians are entitled to all rights and freedom under international and national law provided they abide by the Indian law," Novikov said, adding that Russians should be held liable if they are found responsible ...

Goa's draft mining policy soft on capping ore extraction

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, IANS,. Panaji: After making a vocal case for sustainable mining, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's much-awaited draft mining policy appears to have turned its back on a crucial recommendation of a government committee ...

Illegal Mining in India On the Way Out For Good? 

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told legislators in the state legislative assembly that his government had looked into all 40 cases and their licenses would be cancelled. Immediately, the fallout of this action would be a drop in India's iron ore ...

Goan Tribune, June 2,1957 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! 
Goan Tribune, June 2,1957

Goan Tribune, a periodical published by patriotic Goans in Mumbai (Bombay), spearheaded the movement seeking Goa's liberation from 450 years of Portuguese colonial rule. Such opinions could not be aired in Goa, where there was censorship of the press
Water released from Anjunem dam News/Water-released-from-Anjunem-dam/39545.html
August 4, 2010 | Herald Correspondent

Heavy rains in Virdi and Chorla Ghats of Sattari taluka on Tuesday morning forced authorities at the Anjunem Dam to open two gates and release water to maintain water level at the dam. According to Assistant Engineer M K Huddedgaddi, the two gates of the dam were opened and water was released at the rate of 10 cubic mm to maintain the normal water level. "However, after two hours the gates were closed, as rains stopped during low tide. The rainfall at Chorla Ghat and Virdi area on Tuesday itself was recorded as 103 mm," informed Huddedgaddi. Though both the gates were closed later, the water level from Walwanti River, Sanquelim and Bicholim Rivers rose substantially, crossing the danger level, due to which low-lying areas like Dattmandir, Gauthan, Kudne and other parts of Sanquelim, which are close to Walwanti River, were submerged.

Goa has 16% diabetic patients: Health Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar News/Goa-has-16-diabetic-patients-Parsekar/63016...
August 12, 2012 | Team Herald

Margao: Stating that the diabetic scenario in Goa is a matter of grave concern, Health Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday said the government would consider the proposal of Apollo Victor Hospitals to open a kidney transplant centre at the hospital.

Fr Francis Carvalho is Pilar Society's superior general
TNN | Aug 13, 2012

Panaji: Fr Francis Carvalho, 65, from Uguem-Sanguem was elected as the new superior general of the Pilar society at the XVIII general chapter held at Pilar Deepti Sadan, Porvorim, on Saturday.

Goa readies its UNESCO heritage report on Western Ghats Page News/Goa-readies-its-unesco-heritage-report...
August 14, 2012

Panjim: The report for inscription of the Goa sector of Western Ghats, as a world heritage site is ready for submission to UNESCO. The report would be routed through the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), shortly.

News Clips from India

Lack of political consensus on many issues was impeding rapid economic growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Source: Goablog

Cautioning that lack of political consensus on many issues was impeding rapid economic growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said time has come to view development processes as matters of national security. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 66th Independence Day, he hoped that all political parties will help the government in passing the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill in Parliament.


Declining investments a cause for concern: RBI
Posted: Tue, Aug 14 2012

Governor Subbarao said central bank does not have adequate room through monetary policy to respond to a crisis arising from global factors

Mumbai/Thiruvananthapuram: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor D. Subbarao reiterated his concern about inflation on Monday, saying it remained above the central bank’s comfort level, and called monetary policy the first line of defence even when inflation was coming from supply shocks.
He said wholesale price inflation was high, referring to the most recent June data, out last month, which showed a 7.3% rise from a year ago. India is set to report July data on Tuesday.


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in denial mode over state of economy: BJP
PTI / Saturday, August 11, 2012 18:41 IST

Accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of being in "denial mode" over the state of Indian economy, BJP on Wednesday asked the government to treat the present problems as a "wake-up" call and take effective measures.

Indian Army to get US rifles that killed Osama bin Laden
Press Trust of India

New Delhi: American M-4 assault rifles – used by the US Navy SEALS to eliminate Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden-- are being inducted into the Indian Army's Special Forces battalions for use in counter terrorists operations here.


Read this Book: David M. Malone's "Does the Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy"

India today looms large globally, where it hardly loomed at all twenty years ago. It is likely to be a key global actor throughout the twenty-first century and could well emerge soon as one of the top five global powers. Does the Elephant Dance?? seeks to survey