Newsletter. Issue 18. September 01, 2012


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Newsline Canada

Canada - Housing Trends and Affordability
August 27 2012

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Toronto, Aug. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's housing market became slightly less affordable for the second consecutive quarter, according to the latest Housing Trends and Affordability Report released today by RBC Economics Research.


An Invitation-­G.O.A. Summer Games 2013, Toronto, July 20 to 27, 2013

The Goan Overseas Association (G.O.A) Toronto is in the preliminary stages of organizing the G.O.A. Summer Games 2012 with the intention of bringing Goans both locally and from all parts of the world to join in a weeklong sporting event. The games will kick off with a track and field competition on July 20, culminate with a grand ball on July 27, 2013. The President of the G.O.A. has issued and open invitation to all Goans and Goan organizations to participate in the organization of the games and send their athletes to compete in the various events.

Please click the links below to access:
Message from the G.O.A. President
Click image to view of the Event.


Goans in Adelaide await to welcome Goemcho Saib’s relic

Posted by: DSI (Canada),2012-08-10 ADELAIDE: Goans living in Adelaide- Australia may be thousands of miles from the relic of St Francis Xavier at Old Goa, but the community awaits a unique opportunity to venerate a relic of ‘Goemcho Saib’ which is headed towards their home town.


Poorer, Less Optimistic US Middle Class Believes Neither Party Has Their Back, Rooting For Obama
By Eleazar David Meléndez: Subscribe to Eleazar David Meléndez's RSS feed
August 24, 2012 5:50 AM EDT

The faithful within both the Republican and Democratic folds claim their chosen party leaders are champions of the American middle class. But the majority of independents who form the largest slice of that vast demographic overwhelmingly aren't buying it, pegging the Republicans as the party of the wealthy while also believing that Democratic policies somewhat tend to favor the poor.


Bank of Canada apologizes for banknote after racism accusations
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:03pm GMT

Ottawa (Reuters) - In an unusual move, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney apologized on Monday for bank note changes that prompted critics to accuse the central bank of racism.


Manufacturers are less optimistic despite their projections for more investment and growth

Bets on foreign markets and energy investments as holding the key to growth

Toronto, Aug. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - According to the PwC Manufacturing Barometer report for Q2 2012, manufacturers' optimism about the Canadian economy dipped 22 points from last quarter's high of 76%. With the Canadian economy dependent on exports and the current uncertainty in export markets (Asia, Europe and the United States), confidence levels amongst industrial manufacturers have lowered.


The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.


Vatican must change with times
“Letter to the Editor” | Published on Tuesday August 22, 2012 | By: Rudy Fernandes, Mississauga

Response to:
Staring down the Vatican, Aug. 19
U.S. nuns locked in battle with conservative Vatican leadership

As a practicing Catholic it pains me greatly to read the excellent article on the upheaval in the Catholic Church compiled by your foreign affairs reporter Olivia Ward. The Catholic Church is truly at the crossroads and the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith must respond and adapt to the genuine winds of change before it is too late.

People Places and Things

Goanet at 18 years
Message From: Herman Carneiro <herman at>
To: goanet at; goanet-news at; femnet at
Sent: Sunday, 26 August 2012 12:33 PM | Subject: [Goanet] Goanet at 18 years

See also: Introducing the Internet to Goans in the Greater Toronto Area 1995

Voices from the Goa-net
A sampling of the info that does the rounds

What is a Goan?
Clipping from the Herald – Goa August 15, 1995 – What is a Goan?

Here is a question I would appreciate if all Goa Netters would respond to. "What does it mean to be a Goan?"


Toronto Westend Seniors Celebrate World Goa Day
By Armand Rodrigues

Goans cannot resist an opportunity to party.

Photos: Judy Lopes – Click to enlarge

Interspersed between New Year’s, Easter, Feast of St. Francis Xavier, and Christmas, are a whole slew of village feasts and other occasions, replete with music, nostalgic memories, food and fluid fortification. To the annual roster we can now add World Goa Day.


Entebbe Picnic a Great Success
Sent by: Nick de Mello

Read also below:
Entebbe Goans Celebrate Their Expulsion

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Over 85 adults attended the Entebbe Picnic last Sunday at the El Dorado Park in Brampton. The location on the bank of the Credit River gave you the 'Botanical Gardens' feeling. It was well organised by Joe Rodrigues who single handed made all the arrangements including having the food being served by the Goan Caterers at 1:30 PM Sharp.


Miss Tanzania - Richa Maria Adhia

A documentary on the Indian/Goan community living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Richia Adhia is the first Miss Tanzania of Goan descent.

For those interested, here is a video with Richa Maria Adhia, who talks on her experiences of being Tanzanian and being voted Miss Tanzania. She also talks of the experiences of her grandparents moving from Goa, India to Tanzania.

Click on the link below:


Ugandan Asians deported by President Idi Amin 40 years ago built their new lives in Britain

Starting over

By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown | ©Rex Features | Pic: Ugandan Asians arrive at Stansted airport in 1972

Forty years have passed since we Ugandan Asians were banished from our lush homeland by President Idi Amin. In the autumn of 1972, more than 28,000 deportees, dazed and bereft, arrived in the UK. They left behind homes, businesses, insurance policies, bank accounts, land, deeds, shrines, graves, mosques, temples, churches, jewellery and many their hearts. They were British passport holders. Those without went to Canada, Scandinavia, the US, India and Australia.


Psst ... Have You Heard the News About Office Politics? Majority of Workers Surveyed Cite Gossip as Most Common Form of Office Politics

Toronto, Aug. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Politics may be better left outside of the office, a new Robert Half survey suggests. Four in 10 (40 per cent) workers interviewed characterised themselves as "occasional voters" when participating in office politics, limiting their involvement to issues that affect them directly. Another 39 per cent said they are "neutral parties" who stay completely out of the fray.


Microsoft rolls out first new logo in 25 years
Thu, Aug 23 2012

Seattle (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp unveiled its first new logo in 25 years on Thursday as it looks to unify its branding ahead of a clutch of new product releases this year.

The world's largest software company is introducing a dash of color in its first logo redesign since 1987, using a new multi-colored square next to a plain rendering of its name, replacing its well-worn italic style logo. Microsoft is rolling out its new Windows 8 operating system along with new Office and phone software this autumn, and is hoping the new logo unifies customers' experience of the company, much like rival Apple Inc's distinctive logo has for its consumers.

News Clips from Goa

Bonderam Fest 2012, at Piedade, Divar
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Traditional Bonderam (Flags Festival) at Piedade, Divar - Goa. Organised by Piedade Youth Association. There were in all 6 floats, all depicting/giving social messages on dumping garbage, saving Earth, Communal Harmony, traditional Goa etc.

Premeiro ward had ‘Green Goa’, Divar Centre had ‘Dhorji’ (Tailor), Vitozem on ‘Garbage Kobar Koruia’, Maddant Stars had ‘Save the Earth, Jingle Bells had ‘Mollo’ and finally Romantic groups had float on Communal Harmony: Guru - Olav - Akbar (GOA)

Heavy rains lash Goa
TNN | Aug 27, 2012, 01.47AM IST

Panaji: The city had received only about 10.0mm of rainfall during the last five days, including two dry days on Thursday and Friday, but on Sunday morning, the meteorological centre at Altinho recorded 33.9mm during the past 24 hours till 8.30am.

Goa Regional Plan 2021: Now, Regional Plan 2021 in public domain early next week
Posted: 17 Aug 2012 11:00 PM PDT

The Regional Plan 2021 is likely to be put in the public domain for suggestions by early next week, as the scheduled date on Friday had to be missed due to non-formulation of guidelines for receiving inputs for changes in the plan on time, sources said. ”The criteria for receiving suggestions is in the draft stage and will be finalized by Tuesday,” a town and country planning (TCP) department official said.

International Temple Summit 2012 to be held in Goa in November
Posted: 17 Aug 2012 11:02 PM PDT | From: Goa Blog

The International Temple Summit (ITS) 20122, a global convention of temple trusts and holy shrines, will be held in Goa in November this year.

The meet will focus on key topics such as security, financial management, infrastructure enhancement, online presence and promotions, raising of revenue through specialised products as also copyright and intellectual property rights, GVK Alliance Networks & Inspire Life Foundation organiser Girish Kulkarni said in a statement here.
Why is Husbands in Goa getting delayed?
Shiba Kurian, TNN | Aug 26, 2012,

Onam was the date set for the release of director Saji Surendran's Husbands in Goa. But the film's production house has delayed the release to avoid its clash with other movies releasing during Onam.

News Clips from India

The Indian Express presents Most Powerful Indians in 2012

Power is defined as the ability to influence people and events. By that yardstick, The Indian Express power list 2012 shows power is more variable than ever before. There are 27 new names, there's also considerable churn in the names that make up the top 30. There are seven new names in the top 30 and significant changes in ranking for others, pointing to some major developments over the past 12 months. For one, the big story of the year was clearly the Anna Hazare-led movement against corruption.


India tea prices up on robust demand
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:57pm GMT

Mumbai, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Tea prices in India, the world's second biggest producer, moved higher at this week's auction as demand from local and overseas buyers improved, dealers and industry officials said on Friday.


China announces high-speed rail link to Singapore via Vietnam

China has announced plans to build a high-speed railway linking the southern Chinese Guangxi Zhaung autonomous region with Singapore via Vietnam, according to China Daily.


China's rail link to hit Indian exports
Saibal Dasgupta, TNN | Aug 27, 2012, 03.39AM IST

Beijing: The $707 million Yuxi-Mengzi rail line, linking Kunming in southwest China to Singapore in southeast Asia, will become operational by the end of this year, posing a threat to Indian exporters competing for market space with China. The rail line, originating in China's Yunnan province, will traverse through Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Singapore, completing a course of over 2,000km.