Newsletter. Issue 02. January 19, 2013


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Canadian Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney, concludes successful visit to India
Non-resident Indian Day

Minister Kenney meeting with the Most Reverand Filipe Neri Ferrão, Archbishop of Goa and Daman – Goa, India – January 9, 2013
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The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, meeting with the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) delegation at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, along with MP Joe Daniel, Senator Asha Seth, Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell, and Canadian High Commissioner Stewart Beck.

Minister Kenney became the first Canadian Minister ever to make an official visit to the State of Goa, when he met with Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar regarding the success of Canada’s large Goan community, and commercial opportunities such as Canadian energy exports. He also met with Archbishop Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrão, Archbishop of Goa and Daman.


TURNING 150: Canada contemplates immigrant experience as it approaches milestone
Tobi Cohen | Postmedia News

Ottawa – As Canada contemplates its sesquicentennial in 2017, ethnic communities say official ceremonies ought to be inclusive and reflective of the immigrant experience – the good, the bad and the ugly.


Brazilian theologist wins UNESCO prize 2013-01-12 11:33:19

Rio De Janeiro, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday announced its decision to award Brazilian intellectual and theologist Frei Betto the 2013 UNESCO/Jose Marti Prize for his contribution to social justice and human rights.


First sparks of climate change seen in Australian infernos 2013-01-13 | By Christian Edwards

Sydney, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- As Australians face another week of record temperatures and 99 bushfires continue to rage across the state of NSW alone, authorities are starting to grapple with a future where even the first sparks of climate change could turn the arid continent into an inferno.


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Too many first nations people live in a dream palace
Jeffrey Simpson | Published Saturday, Jan. 05 2013,
Exccerpts from column in The Globe and Mail

Large elements of aboriginal Canada live intellectually in a dream palace, a more comfortable place than where they actually reside.

Inside the dream palace, there are self-reliant, self-sustaining communities – “nations,” indeed – with the full panoply of sovereign capacities and the “rights” that go with sovereignty. These “nations” are the descendants of proud ancestors who, centuries ago, spread across certain territories before and, for some period, after the “settlers” arriveded

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Cardinal Gracias launches Gender Equality Day – 27 Jan
January 14, 2013  

The Archbishop of Mumbai has declared January 27th a Day of Solidarity for justice, awareness and gender equality. The Catholic Church’s role in education, especially among non-Christians, fundamental to changing the mentality and attitude towards women. Discrimination against women has negative effects on boys and men.

Maharashtra, January 10, 2013: Mumbai On January 27, the Archdiocese of Mumbai will hold a Day of Solidarity for justice, awareness and gender equality, commissioned by the Archbishop, Card. Oswald Gracias, President of the Bishops’ Conference of India.


Goan Doctor Daniel Mascarenhas ranks 3rd in the list of most 50 influential Indian Americans

First published on GoaNet

Dr. Daniel Mascarenhas, cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Drexel University in Philadelphia ranks 3rd in the list of most 50 influential Indian Americans as per the report by Silicon India News. Dr Daniel a goan pursued his MD at the KEM Hospital, Mumbai then headed for the USA where he is considered as the savior of many. This doctor has been successful in saving lives of thousands of people by reusing pacemakers taken from the body of the deceased.


Why phablets are gaining popularity among smartphone users
Reuters | Jan 7, 2013, 10.46 AM IST

Singapore/Hong Kong: Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone - closer in size to a tablet than the smartphone of a couple of years back - is here to stay.

A surprise hit of 2012, it is drawing in more users, more handset makers and is shaping the way we consume content.

"We expect 2013 to be the Year of the Phablet," said Neil Mawston, UK-based executive director of Strategy Analytics' global wireless practice.


How Gujaratis changed corner shop biz in UK
Sudeshna Sen | Tuesday January 08, 2013, 01:02 AM

-" So much has happened. And so much has been forgotten."
- Manubhai Madhvani, Tide of Fortune

They were called the Rockefellers of Uganda. They dined with presidents and wined with kings. But when mad dictator Idi Amin took power in Uganda, Manubhai Madhvani, the doyen of one of Africa's biggest industrial empires was thrown into a high-security prison, dependent on his family's high-level connections for smuggled vegetarian food. He wondered hourly whether he'd be the next one in the screams of tortured and dying prisoners he could hear from his grimy cell.

News Clips from Goa

Goa flea market raided 
Zee News

Panaji: In a raid at the popular Anjuna beach flea market in Goa, Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) officials on Thursday seized hundreds of imported cigarettes being sold without the statutory warnings. An FDA spokesperson said imported brands such ...

Tougher norms for gambling in Goa casinos
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Panaji, Jan 10 (IANS) Casinos in Goa will now be monitored. And for gamblers, entering licenced gambling hubs would be akin to walking into an income tax office. In a fresh modification of the existing guidelines to casino operations, the Goa ...

Opinion poll on Goa's separation rigged, says former CM
Hindu Business Line

He hailed the then Leader of Opposition Jack de Sequeira for protecting Goa. “Today if we are here and celebrating 50 years of legislation, it is because of the leadership of Jack de Sequeira,” he said, adding that “Bandodkar was out to destroy Goa by ...
Blessed Jose Vaz
Message on GoaNet from:George Pinto georgejpinto at
Wed Jan 16 15:30:40 PST 2013

From the Joseph Naik Vaz Institute .....

Blessed Vaz is the Patron of the Archdiocese of Goa

Today is 302 years since the death of Blessed Vaz (d. Jan 16, 1711). This great Goan, has been unjustly denied canonization (sainthood) and his cause has unfairly had to wait for 300 years by the Vatican to become the first Goan saint, while other causes around the world have been fast-tracked.

Ven. Fr. Agnelo D'Souza's Jayanti (144th birthday) on January 21, 2013 at Gaumvaddi, Anjuna
Posted on GoaNet | Domnic Fernandes domvalden at | Mon Jan 14 08:18:13 PST 2013

St. John the Baptist Chapel Committee in coordination with Fr. Thomas Gonsalves, the Vicar of St. Michael Church, will be celebrating Ven Fr. Agnelo D'Souza's Jayanti (144th birthday) on January 21, 2013 at his birth place, Gaumvaddi, Anjuna, Bardez, Goa. Novenas began on last Saturday, January 12, 2013. Novena mass takes place every evening at 5.00 pm at the chapel in Gaumvaddi. Every day a different priest from the Pilar Society celebrates the mass. Today, the mass was celebrated by Dr. Fr. Hillary Fernandes, the vice-postulator for the cause of the beatification of Ven Agnelo. Fr Hillary said several complicated medical cases which could not be proved successfully by science were sent to Rome - a prerequisite to beatification - but due to technicalities were not accepted. "However, people continue to send us the accounts of Ven Agnelo's intercession in their lives. It's their faith in him that helps them to receive promptly what they ask for," said Fr. Hillary.

Goa University to track Indian migration patterns
Panaji |Friday, 2012 6:36:05 PM IST

Out migration patterns of Indians in general and Goans in particular will now be tracked and studied with the Goa University establishing a chair for diaspora studies for the forthcoming academic year.

A brushing in store for Goa's heritage
TNN | Jan 7, 2013, 01.27 AM IST

Deep in Goa‘s hinterland, in the tiny village of Vichundrem in Sanguem taluka, lie the ruins of an ancient temple of Narayandev, dating most likely to the 11th C. from

Panaji: A number of protected monuments defaced by overgrowth of vegetation and neglect will receive some attention soon, as the state archives and archaeology department has undertaken a major initiative to clean up all 51 monuments under its care.

"All 51 monuments will be taken up for annual maintenance after the government approves the proposal," an official said. A total of 30 monuments in North Goa and 21 in South Goa will be cleared up of vegetation at a cost of about 58 lakh.

Fishermen in Goa to get biometric smart ID cards
By Adam Vrankulj

January 7, 2013 - The Indian Department of Fisheries has started distributing biometric smart cards to fishermen in Goa. These new smart cards have been issued by the Union ministry of agriculture, department of animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries, the Times of India reports.

News Clips from India

First Hindu US legislator makes history with oath on Gita
Published on: January 4, 2013 - 23:18 

Washington: Ms Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii has created history by not only becoming the first Hindu ever to be sworn in as a member of the US House of Representatives, but also being the first ever US lawmaker to have taken oath of office on the sacred Bhagavad Gita.

Ms Tulsi, 31, was administered the oath of office by Mr John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives.

"I chose to take the oath of office with my personal copy of the Bhagavad-Gita because its teachings have inspired me to strive to be a servant-leader, dedicating my life in the service of others and to my country," Ms Gabbard said after the swearing in ceremony yesterday.


Obama sounds alarm bell on jobs over the challenge from "hungry" Indian and Chinese students,

Washington Sounding an alarm bell over the challenge from "hungry" Indian and Chinese students, US President Barack Obama has asked Americans to focus more on science, mathematics and technology to ensure that "jobs of future" stay within the shores.


China to pay great importance to ties with India: Xi Jinping
PTI / Monday, January 14, 2013 11:43 IST

China's new leader Xi Jinping has assured Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that Beijing would continue to pay "great importance" to develop relations with India as the bilateral cooperation has brought "substantial benefit" to people of both nations.


BRICS nations resolve to collaborate in fighting diseases: Report

New Delhi, Jan 12, IRNA -- BRICS, a grouping of five key nations, Friday resolved to fight together various forms of diseases, including AIDS and TB, and decided to collaborate to promote access to cost-effective cures for people.



Lobo, Clara Iris Ruby
Sat Jan 19 09:16:11

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 18th, 2013.

 Loving wife of the late Damiao Francisco "Michael".

 Cherished mother of the late Arthur (Rita), Merle (Terry), Frieda (Trevor), Tyrone (Marsha) and Christopher (Amy).

 Proud Grandmother of Charlaine, Lisa, Ryan (Jodi), Jeff (Jenn), Ian (Nicole), Colin, Wesley (Teresa), Warren (Patricia), ....  Read more



Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Alumni Memorial Mass (Goa) Scheduled for 10:00 AM. Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 in Old Goa

The Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Alumni Memorial Mass has been scheduled for 10:00 AM, Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at the Basilica Bom Jesus, Old Goa, Goa 403402. Former student, Rev. Fr. Ayres Fernandes, will preside at the Memorial Mass.

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Health & Wellness

Report calls for income-based Ontario home care

The Ontario government has received some guidance for developing a Seniors Strategy, part of its Action Plan for Health Care announced this time last year.

The report, prepared by Dr. Samir Sinha, director of geriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, contains 169 recommendations including that the health ministry explore the implications of developing an income-based system for the provision of home care and community support services.


Canada fares poorly on patient safety in study

Canada stacks up well against other countries on some aspects of health care, but patient safety is not one of them. This week, the Canadian Institute for Health Information released an analysis of international data by OECD, also published this week, on how its member countries are doing in terms of quality and access to care as well as other health indicators. CIHI said Canada is in the top 25 per cent of OECD countries, or close to it, on many measures of quality of care such as avoidable hospital admissions for asthma and other chronic conditions.


Flu spreading in Canada, US

Flu continues to spread across Canada, with 107 new outbreaks reported in the first week of the new year, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Most of the new outbreaks occurred in long-term care facilities. Fifteen regions in British ...


Canadians not keeping track of their discretionary spending

One in three Canadians monitors fixed expenses only

Mississauga, On, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Many Canadians are taking a carefree approach to spending, acknowledging in a new poll commissioned by Edward Jones that they keep track of fixed expenses, but when it comes to discretionary spending, they aren't paying as close attention. One in three Canadians (29 per cent) only keep track of fixed expenses, such as mortgage, rent or car payments. A further 32 per cent of Canadians do not keep track of their expenses at all.


High consumption and throwaway habits make Canada an environmental laggard

Ottawa, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada throws away more garbage per capita than any other country in the developed world. That, combined with heavy usage of energy and water, gives Canada a 'C' grade and a ranking of 15th out of 17 countries in The Conference Board of Canada's How Canada Performs-Environment ranking.

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