Newsletter. Issue 24. November 24, 2012


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Newsline Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Lays Out His Vision For Immigration To Canada
Posted on November 14, 2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the Globe and Mail that Canada will need to compete for high value immigrants as other country look to immigration to solve their fiscal problems. In an interview on Saturday with the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest national newspaper, Prime Minister Stephen Harper expounded in length on his vision for Canada’s immigration programs.


Ottawa to create skilled immigrant pool, provinces would select applicants based on labour needs
Nicholas Keung | Immigration Reporter  | Monday, November 19, 2012

Ottawa has reached a consensus with the provinces to establish a pool of skilled-worker candidates by the end of 2014 that will allow employers to cherry-pick potential immigrants to fill regional labour shortages.


Federal public service braces for 10,000 more job cuts: group ...

17 May 2012 – Federal departments are girded to lose more than 10000 jobs over ... powerless to Harper government's anti-labour stance | Canadian News ...

Ottawa — Federal departments are girded to lose more than 10,000 jobs over the next three years before they swallow the $5.2-billion spending reductions announced in the federal budget that will wipe out another 19,200 jobs in the same period.


The sands of grime
From the Economist – UK

To become an energy giant, Canada needs capital, people and pipes


Canada’s oil sands contain some 170 billion barrels of oil that can be recovered economically with today’s technology (and perhaps ten times that in total). Canada thus has the world’s third-largest proven oil reserves, after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. And since most oil-rich nations’ reserves are under state control, Canada has the largest reserves that private companies are free to invest in—more than half of the global total, reckons Ken Hughes, Alberta’s energy minister.


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


‘Goa has the wings to scale great heights, all it needs is inspiration’
November 15, 2012 | Courtesy: TOI

Goa is a rapidly developing state. Being the smallest state in India, administration is far more effective and it has a considerably higher GDP and literacy rate than most other states. Goa has achieved this in just 25 years of statehood.


Fr. Agnelo's Feast Celebrated in Pilar
Posted on Goanet by Eugene Correia | Tue Nov 20 2012

Attending the solemn High Mass by main celebrant, Bishop Joseph Machado, of Belgaum, and later joining the Bishop and other priests at the lunch on the occasion of the feast of Venerable Fr. Agnelo at Pilar on November 20 was a memorable event for me. It was the first time that I was present at Fr Agnelo's feast day in Goa. At least 30 years have passed since I had last visited Pilar.


Remembrance Day: British Newspaper Article about Canada
Sent by: Roy Pacheco of London Ont.

British newspaper salutes Canada . . . It is funny how it took someone in
England to put it into words......

Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday Telegraph'

Until the deaths of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, probably almost no one outside their home country had been aware that Canadian troops are deployed in the region.

People Places and Things

Pope: Christianity is more than a set of morals. Christianity is love

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November 14, 2012. ( Staying true to one's faith in a secularized world, can often be a challenge. The Pope talked about this during Wednesday's general audience, by explaining that despite intense criticism, the biggest problem faced by Christianity is indifference.


Childline Children's Party
From the “See Goa Thro My Eyes Blog”

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CHILDLINE is a project of the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare (GOI) in partnership with the State Government, NGO’s, concerned individuals and children. It is a national; 24 hours free emergency Telephone Helpline and Outreach Service for Children in need of care and protection.


New Book: MORE MATATA: Love After the Mau Mau

A Review by Mervyn Maciel (Author of Bwana Karani)
Book featured on following site

Following so soon after his original book (Just Matata), Braz Menezes is to be commended for not keeping us waiting for the second in this trilogy. More Matata, now available through Amazon and other outlets is equally interesting and entertaining.


Release: New transportation corridor from Highway 400 west to connect to Highway 401

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is releasing the GTA West Corrodor Transportation Development Strategy Report for public review and comments. The GTA West Corridor study is a long-term, strategic and multimodal planning project to identify the transportation needs for this area of the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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The following is an excerpt from the GTA WEST website:


Release of the Transportation Development Strategy

News Clips from Goa

Now, town planning scheme for Mapusa
Times of India

Panaji: Urban development minister Francis D'Souza on Monday directed the town and country planning department to prepare a town planning scheme with a view to undertake major developmental projects in downtown Mapusa. The town planning ... Click here to read more

Traffic provisions for Old Goa
- Times of India

Panaji:The North Goa district magistrate has drawn up a plan to divert traffic passing through Old Goa and have worked out arrangements for parking during the novena and feast of St Francis Xavier from November 24 to December 3. All traffic from ... Click here to read more

Film on early Goan musicians in the works
Times of India

Panaji: That Goan musicians have contributed immensely to Bollywood films is an established fact. That their inputs have largely gone unnoticed is also well-known. But one filmmaker is looking to change this reality. A film on the history of Goan music ...Click here to read moree

Fish disappearing from Goa's food menu
Times of India

Swarms of toxic jellyfish have suddenly surfaced in Goa's inland waters, preying on small fish and fish larvae, especially in the Mandovi river off Panaji, and experts say the phenomenon can further deplete the state's falling fish haul this year ...Click here to read more

Light a lamp in name of girl child: Goa CM
Daily Pioneer

In a bid to pass the 'save the girl child' message at the time of Diwali, CM Manohar Parrikar in his message greeting the people on the occasion of Diwali asked the state to light the lamp in the name of our daughters. While Goa has a relatively high ...Click here to read more

Cut in charter flights to Goa from Western Europe expected this season

The Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) has said that the state is poised for a reduction in charter flights coming to Goa from Western Europe due to the ongoing economic crisis in the region, as per a TOI report. Francisco De Braganca ...Click here to read moree

Saarn to be swept back into Goan households
Herald Publications

Margao: Facing a virtual extinction for want of patronage coupled with competition from brands coming from across the borders, the traditional Goan broom ~locally known as Saarn ~ may get a fresh lease of life. font-size: medium; text-align: justify ...Click here to read more

Goa looks to cashew to green mining pits
Newstrack India

Panaji, Nov 14 (IANS) Cashew, which is distilled to make popular Goan drink feni, also has the power to revitalise the state's pits left barren by excessive mining, say agriculturists and scientists. N.P. Singh, director of the Indian Council of ...Click here to read more

‘Need to strengthen farming as alternative livelihood in Goa’
Hindu Business Line

With Goa staring at an economic crisis in the wake of suspended mining activity, agriculturists have begun tapping farming potential in the State to create an alternative livelihood for people facing displacement. With the mining industry in a bind in ...Click here to read more
Goa all set to host 43rd International Film Festival of India
Posted: 19 Nov 2012 | From Goa Blog

The stage is set for the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) beginning tomorrow amidst genial surroundings of Goa to promote some of the best cinemas of India and the world. The 10-day cinematic extravaganza which promises to be a showcase of the glorious hundred years of Indian cinema will look back at the magic of Indian cinema in a never seen before avatar. With the galaxy of stars like Akshay Kumar, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Om Puri, Jackie Shroff, Vinay Pathak, the opening ceremony promises to be one of the greatest celebrations of the centenary year of Indian Cinema.


Goa IFFI 2012: Mining halt in Goa casts shadow on IFFI
Posted: 20 Nov 2012 | From Goa Blog

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The crisis looming large on Goa’s mining industry has cast its shadow on the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which is currently underway in Goa.

Mining: Decoding the Quiet
by Ashley do Rosario | Photo by: Aslesh Kamat

Silence hangs heavy over the otherwise boisterous mining belt in Goa’s hinterland. The incessant loud whir of heavy earthmoving machinery, marauding trucks and the thunderous pop of bursting dynamite, all synonymous with mines, has been absent for over a month now, after the Supreme Court banned mining in Goa on October 5, pending an enquiry. This silence has presented Goa with what seems like a terrible dilemma: Do we ban mining and threaten the economy, or do we allow it and threaten the environment? The answer is clearly somewhere in the middle.

Goa: Govt vacancies to be advertised through churches, NGOs
By: Babu Thomas | Friday, 3 August 2012, 23:23 (IST)

In an effort to make filling of government vacancies more principled, the Goa state government has decided to circulate advertisements of available posts through religious establishments and NGOs.

News Clips from India

World Vision questions UK's move to end aid to India by 2015
By: John Malhotra | Saturday, 10 November 2012,

Christian relief and development group, World Vision has questioned UK's decision to end all aid to India by 2015.


Multi-faith funeral centre for Indians in Sharjah
By: Babu Thomas | Friday, 16 November 2012, 16:36 (IST)

Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Vayalar Ravi recently announced that the funeral centre, built at a cost of $1.65 million, will open in January 2013.


The Examiner’s office gutted in fire

The office of The Examiner, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Mumbai, located at the Eucharistic Congress Building in Colaba, was gutted in a fire that broke out in the morning of November 15, 2012.

We are trying to arrange everything back, but that will take some time.

Keep us in your prayer.


Mangalore: First Batch of Priests Leaves for Africa Missions

Mangalore, Nov 14: The first batch of two priests from the diocese of Mangalore left Mangalore on Wednesday November 14 to African missions of Same diocese in Tanzania. Fr Alwyn D'Souza former national Catholic youth director of India and Fr Ronald... Click here to read more


28 Enter Finals of All India Konkani Poetry Reciting Competition

Mangalore, Nov 14: Twenty-eight youth from Goa and Karnataka have qualified for the finals of Rohan and Lavita Monteiro All India Konkani Poetry Reciting Competition to be held at Thumbe, Bantwal on January 13, 2013 during Kavita Fest. Kavita Fest is... Click here to read more


Bal Thackeray funeral procession photos

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Indian political party Shiv Sena Chief Balasaheb Thackeray died in a Mumbai hospital on Nov. 17, 2012 after a prolonged illness at the age of 86. Bal Thackeray was cremated at Shivaji Park on Sunday. More than two lakh people gathered at the sprawling ground to take a final glimpse of their leader.