Newsletter. Issue 21. October 13, 2012


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Symposium on Global persecution and discrimination against Christians: Promoting Religious Freedom Worldwide & Town Hall Meeting

Minister Kenney in full swing

The above event, organized by the Canadian Goan Christian Group (CGCG), was held on September 30, 2012 at St. Joseph's Church Hall in Mississauga. The venue was packed with over 400 pre-registered attendants. Many could not be accommodated due to the hall capacity.


Toronto, the "not too bad"
Toronto's Vital Signs® Report 2012

Toronto, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - The Toronto Community Foundation today released its annual Toronto's Vital Signs® Report, highlighting Toronto as a world leader in providing an environment conducive to livability and prosperity, primarily on the strength of its relative safety, its highly diverse workforce and its attractiveness to international visitors.


Skills Shortage: Survey Says Canadian Employers Have Difficulty Finding the Right Talent

According to Randstad Canada's latest global Workmonitor survey, many Canadian employers struggle to find the right talent for specific jobs amidst a growing skills shortage.

Toronto, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - As the country continues to experience skills shortages in key sectors of the economy, Randstad Canada describes the country's growing shortage of highly skilled labour as critical, predicting shortages in the Manufacturing, Automation and Energy and Utility industries. Supporting this view are findings from Randstad's latest Global Workmonitor, surveying employees in 32 countries around the world, which reveal that Canadian businesses are reporting serious problems finding the workers they need amidst a growing skills shortage.


Marketing's influence in Canada: $29 billion; 1 million jobs and growing

Toronto, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's transition to a digital marketplace will drive widespread change in marketing and its impact on the economy over the next five years, according to a new report from the Canadian Marketing Association. Released today in Toronto, the report was prepared for CMA by the Conference Board of Canada.


Catholic Leaders Gather to Counter Decline of Faith
08 October,2012

Vatican City: Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday opened a meeting of Roman Catholic Church leaders from around the world to debate how to counter rising secularism on the 50th anniversary of the momentous Second Vatican Council.


Canadian house prices edge up in third quarter while the number of home sales fall

First-time buyer activity drops as market adjusts to new mortgage regulations

Toronto, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Royal LePage House Price Survey released today showed the average price of a home in Canada increased year-over-year between 1.8 and 4.8 per cent in the third quarter of 2012.


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U.S. Government Official Green Card Lottery program begins today. 55,000 Winners Selected to Live & Work in the USA accepting applications starting today!

RENO, Nev., Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - announces the start of the U.S. 2014 DV Lottery (also known as the Green Card Lottery) program. Applicants must hurry over to the website to not miss out on the opportunity for their chance to win a Green Card!


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Knowledge Based Sustainable Mining- III
Published on: October 7, 2012 - 23:14 | By Nandkumar M Kamat

For many international experts in political economy and ecology of mining- the Goa case is a perfect text book example of a failed state and a failed corroded central system in India

What has gone unnoticed is the fact that for centuries to come Goa has now only 45,000 hectare area available for any physical development. The abandoned mining area-the terraces and pits are therefore our future land insurance.

People Places and Things

Jinja Goans Whoop it Up
By Armand Rodrigues

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Lots of water has flowed down the Nile since the Jinja Goans held their last reunion. The hiatus lasted ten years. On September 23, 2102 they converged at the Payal Banquet Hall in Mississauga, to reminisce about the good old days, at a dinner dance. Attendance exceeded expectations. The bar may not have carried their favourite tipple –Nile Beer—but local brands filled the void. Frederick’s “One-Man Band” played appropriate age-related music and kept the members on their toes. As was normal in Jinja, Konkani, Portuguese and Swahili songs enhanced the goings-on.


Quebec Goan Association (QGA) Montreal Celebrates 35th Anniversary

The Quebec Goan Association (QGA) Montreal, under the leadership of Flora Almeida Marlow (President), held a gala event to celebrate its 35th Anniversary.

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Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA ) opens art gallery
By Ashley Goodfellow |
September 28, 2012

PAMA online. PAMA has launched a fresh new website at in light of its grand reopening on Sept. 30.


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Book Review - A novel from Goa that offers the universality of experience
Published on: October 7, 2012 - 11:42 | By Jeanne Hromnik

Writers are advised to write about what they know best. It took me a while to realise that this refers more to mental than material territory, which is why a middle-class writer can write about a slum child and an urban writer’s subject can be rural characters. In South Africa we carry this debate all the way to whether a black person can or cannot write about a white person and vice versa.

‘The Cry of the Kingfisher’ covers a large geographic area -- Kenya, England and Goa – where three lives unwind and eventually come together in a story in which the tension between these three strands is skilfully maintained. Donna, daughter of affluent Goan parents, grows up in England. Succorina is born in a Goan village, and Mayola spends her childhood in Nairobi before the family returns to Goa. The author, Belinda Viegas, is a Goan, who spent her childhood in Kenya.


Fr Bonnie Mendes appointed to Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace

Caritas Asia regional coordinator Fr Bonnie Mendes of Pakistan will join International Labour Organisation director-general Juan Somavia of Chile as newly appointed members of the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace.

Fr Bonnie Mendes, will also head an impressive panel of speakers for the forthcoming Vatican 2+50: A Cardijn Perspective conference to take place in Manila from 10-14 October.


Johnnie Walker Unveils Two New Additions to its Family

Toronto, Oct. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The world's top performing spirit1, Johnnie Walker, is proud to introduce JOHNNIE WALKER® PLATINUM LABEL™ and JOHNNIE WALKER® GOLD LABEL RESERVE™ to Canadians. Canada is the first country in North America to receive these two new variants, which Johnnie Walker created to respond to changing consumer tastes.


Brampton No. 1 for Johnnie Walker sales

A popular drink. It seems Brampton residents have wet whistles when it comes to enjoying Johnnie Walker— as more bottles are purchased here than anywhere else in the country. According to David Allard, Director of Marketing for Johnnie Walker, more bottles of the premium spirit are sold from the LCBO at Airport Road and Bovaird Drive than anywhere else in the country. Johnnie Walker photo  It seems Brampton residents have wet whistles when it comes to enjoying Johnnie Walker— as more bottles are purchased here than anywhere else in the country. According to David Allard, Director of Marketing for Johnnie Walker, more bottles of the premium spirit are sold from the LCBO at Airport Road and Bovaird Drive than anywhere else in the country.


Gen-next airport scanners to read every molecule in your body
October 7, 2012 | London

Sick of intrusive airport security checks? These next-generation scanners can make things worse for you!

A new technology being developed on behalf of the US government will allow airport staffers to scan every single molecule in your body. Interestingly, the travellers might not even get to know that they are being watched, as the device can be operated from a distance of 50 metres, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported. The Department of Homeland Security intends to use the Pico-second Programmable Laser scanners in airports, but as the device is small and light enough to be easily portable, it could also be installed in any building or even on the street. The device could be used for everyday law enforcement — for example, it can detect even the tiniest quantity of drugs, such as the trace amounts of cocaine found on many banknotes.

News Clips from Goa

Goa to ask for financial package 
MSN India

"The state government will now demand financial support from the centre after the Supreme Court judgement. We'll demand financial assistance or a package. They've earned a lot from mining revenues from Goa," Parrikar told reporters on the sidelines of ...

Navy successfully test-fires Brahmos missile off Goa 
Hindu Business Line

Enhancing lethality of its fire power, the Navy today successfully test-fired a highly- manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a warship off the Goa coast. “The cruise missile was test-fired from guided missile ...

'Sliced bread no threat to pao'
Times of India

Panaji: The makers of the traditional Goan pao, who have been in the news in recent days for demanding a hike in the Goan breakfast staple, feel that the increase in price will not affect their customer base as the packaged variety of bread is no ...

Ban sought on sale of agricultural land in Goa
Posted: 29 Sep 2012 08:02 AM PDT

Former union minister of state Ramakant Khalap has asked Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to ban the sale of agricultural land to non-agriculturists so that the state’s “vast agricultural heritage and evergreen ecosystem” is not tampered. Greedy investors and speculators from other parts of country are threatening to corner voluminous chunks of agricultural land in Goa, destroying the state’s “vast agricultural heritage and evergreen ecosystem”, Khalap said in a letter addressed to Parrikar on Saturday. ”I am constrained to bring to your kind attention repeated newspaper reports about largescale sale of Goa’s agricultural properties to non-agriculturists, investors and speculators both of Indian and foreign origins,” the Congress leader said.

Legislators letting down Gandhi’s ideals: Goa church
Posted: 02 Oct 2012 05:57 AM PDT

Legislators and politicians are letting down Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals by trying to “unconstitutionally control” grass-root organisations like village and district panchayats, Goa’s influential Catholic Church lamented Tuesday, on the occasion his birth anniversary.

The Council of Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), the Roman Catholic Church’s social arm here, also criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government for not following the doctrine of “devolution” of power.

Retired high court judge to probe Goa illegal mining
Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

Panaji, Oct 3 — A committee headed by a retired high court judge will probe within 60 days all instances of illegal mining cited in the Justice M.B. Shah Commission report, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday.

Rains cause panic among Goan farmers
TNN | Oct 4, 2012, 02.42AM IST

Margao/Bicholim: Intermittent to heavy showers witnessed in some parts of the state has turned out to be a cause of some concern for the farmers. Officials of the agriculture department said that paddy fields located in the low lying areas of Salcete could be susceptible to damage, as in some areas the crop had almost matured and was due for harvesting within a week.

News Clips from India

Don’t touch anyone’s feet to succeed, Gadkari tells BJP workers
Sep 27, 2012

Surajkund (Haryana): Don't touch any colleague's feet in order to go up the party ladder, BJP president Nitin Gadkari said Thursday.


Indian Orthodox Church Announces Project for Senior Citizens
08 October,2012

New Delhi: A new project to provide care for the elderly across caste, creed and religion was inaugurated here by the Indian Orthodox Church, officially known as the Malankara Orthodox Church.


No great contribution by India to science, laments PM
Sep 26, 2012

New Delhi: Lamenting that India has not been able to make a impact on the world scale in the field of science, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday asked scientists to dream big and not to despair.


Regulator fines India-based telemarketers selling anti-virus software
By The Canadian Press | October 3, 2012

A computer company employee attends to an overseas customer at a call center in Bangalore, India, Aug. 7, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Aijaz Rahi

Ottawa - The CRTC has fined two companies based in India for breaking Canada's telemarketing rules. The federal regulator says Pecon Software Ltd. and Avaneesh Software Private Ltd. were making unsolicited telemarketing calls to Canadians who had registered their phone numbers on the national do-not-call list.


All India’s schools must have toilets within six months: Supreme Court directed
Oct 3, 2012

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed the Centre and state governments to provide basic infrastructure, including drinking water and toilets, in all schools within six months.


Varsha Bhosle, daughter of Asha Bhosle, commits suicide
TNN | Oct 8, 2012, 01.19PM IST
New Delhi: Varsha Bhosle, daughter of veteran Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle, today committed suicide by shooting herself with a revolver at her home in south Mumbai, police said. Varsha, a singer and columnist, who was in her mid 50s, had attempted suicide earlier on at least two occasions, they said. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead, they said. The body would be taken to J J Hospital for post mortem, the sources said.