Newsletter. Issue 07. March 30, 2013


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Minister Kenney issues statement following the Mass celebrating the inauguration of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio as Pope Francis

Rome, March 19, 2013 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement after attending the installation of Pope Francis:


Immigration backlog reduced by forty percent

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Mississauga, ON, March 26, 2013 – As a result of actions taken by the government since 2008, the backlog of permanent resident applications has been reduced by about forty percent, paving the way for a faster and more effective immigration system in 2013 and beyond, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

Ratna Omidvar - Canadian experience-rejection is personal
Published on Mar 20, 2013

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Ratna Omidvar, President of Maytree, talks about discriminatory requirements for Canadian experience, and how the issue of racism may have been driven underground. This video is part of the Living Rights Project, an online living library created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ontario's Human Rights Code in 2012.


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What made Goa sustainable
By Ehrlich Desa | Mar 16, 2013, 03.18 AM IST

Goa's population remained around 600,000 until the 1980s that was the bases for its sustainability. Many factors contributed to population stability the principal ones being higher ages at marriage, equitable wealth sharing between sons and daughters, and a tradition that accepted the unmarried adult.


The Pope of Surprises
By: Fr. J. Loiola Pereira |
Posted From: Goanet Reader

Pope Francis has surprised us all... and this is only the beginning!

The first non-European, the first Jesuit, the first to choose the name of Francis....

And here's another list of firsts (or suprises), which I compiled, as they came hitting me, from the moment I saw him on the famous loggia of St. Peter's Basilica.


Rote learning is at the heart of education
Daily Telegraph / Harry Mount / Friday, March 22, 2013 9:48 IST

When future generations come to study the causes of Britain's global decline, Exhibit A will be a letter published this week in the Daily Telegraph, signed by 100 academics from across the UK. In it, the various professors attacked Michael Gove's proposed national curriculum for consisting of "endless lists of spellings, facts and rules". My God, the madness! Sometimes the Education Secretary must wake up in the morning and wonder whether it's all worth the struggle. His opponents are of such a deep strain of perverse idiocy that it is impossible toargue with them - ideology has defeated reason.

People Places and Things

Artwork by late Francis Newton Souza sold for $100k plus – March 20, 2013

Auction Result: Mother & Child by Francis Newton Souza
This Francis Newton Souza artwork, Mother & Child, was at auction. See details below,.

Mother & Child by Francis Newton Souza

Francis Newton Souza

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Francisco D'Souza's Meteoric Rise. Inevitably Outside Goa?
Sat Mar 23 20:01:04 PDT 2013 | Posted on [Goanet] Goa news for March 24, 2013

In just a few weeks, the very Goan name of Francisco (Frank) D'Souza has abruptly emerged right amidst the most famous and admired titans of global business.


Additional area codes 437 and 365 now available for new telephone numbers in the Greater Toronto Area

Ottawa, March 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting today, the new area codes 437 and 365 are officially available for new telephone numbers in the Greater Toronto Area. The new 437 area code will serve the same region as the 416 and 647 area codes, while the 365 area code will be added to the 905 and 289 area codes. Increasing demand for telephone numbers, particularly for wireless devices, has created a need for additional numbers to serve customers in these regions.


Obama says US must shift cars, trucks off oil
By Nedra Pickler and Matthew Daly, Associated Press

Obama pushes for clean-energy research, says US must wean cars and trucks off oil

Lemont, Ill. (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. must shift its cars and trucks entirely off oil to avoid perpetual fluctuations in gas prices.


Lockheed's Better, Faster Way to Desalinate Water
March 14, 2013 | by Rachel Feltman
Sheet of graphene. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

With the development of a new, thinner membrane, defense contractor Lockheed Martin could revolutionize the process of desalination, providing fresh water across the globe at higher efficiency and lower costs.

News Clips from Goa

37 dead as bus travelling from Goa to Mumbai falls off bridge
Reported by Rashmi Rajput, | March 19, 2013 09:42 IST

Mumbai: Thirty seven people have been killed and more than 15 injured after a private bus they were travelling in fell off a bridge near Khed in Ratnagiri district on the Mumbai-Goa highway in western Maharashtra. The driver is among the injured.

Goa churches observe special mass on March 19 for new Pope

Panaji: The churches across Goa observed on March 19 as a day of prayer for the new Pope, when he will inaugurate his ministry in the Vatican.

'Goa is going West Bengal way on poor financial situation'
Panaji: Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly Pratapsingh Rane today cautioned the state government of facing "West Bengal-like financial crisis" considering the escalating borrowings from the open market at higher rates.

Halt to mining has hit Goa’s economy: Economic Survey
Posted: 19-03-13

Panaji: The state economy has been hit by the halt to mining activities resulting in a decrease in revenue collection in mining areas, the Economic Survey 2012-13 has said.

A welcome relief for mining-dependent people
Posted: 19-03-13
By providing funds of Rs 141 crore for initiating measures to provide relief to mining-dependent people and exempting registered mining trucks and barges from the payment of renewal fees to the transport and river navigation departments, the Chief Minister,...

CM hopeful of legal mining restarting
Posted: 19-03-13
Panaji: Recalling his earlier budget speech, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, quoted legendry leader of the US, Martin Luther King Jr, who said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not when he stands in moments of comfort, but when he stands in times of challenge.”

Rehabilitation package for fishermen
Posted: 19-03-13
Panaji: Announcing a number of proposals for the sectors of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries and other related areas, in the budget for the year 2013-14, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, declared that the fishing ban period followed in Goa would be extended from the current 45 days to 75 days, from this season.

News Clips from India

Can India become a great power?
Posted on GoaNet by Luis Vas | Wed Mar 27 2013

NOBODY doubts that China has joined the ranks of the great powers: the idea of a G2 with America is mooted, albeit prematurely. India is often spoken of in the same breath as China because of its billion- plus population, economic promise, value as a trading partner and growing military capabilities. All five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council support—however grudgingly—India’s claim to join them. But whereas China’s rise is a given, India is still widely seen as a nearly-power that cannot quite get its act together.


India may become 5th largest manufacturing nation: BCG
17 Mar, 2013, 09.54PM IST, PTI

Mumbai: India may become the fifth-largest manufacturing nation - from ninth position at present - if the country is able to increase the share of manufacturing in GDP to 25 per cent, a Boston Consultancy Group report has said.


Doing business in India is 'messy': US investors tell Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram
PTI Posted online: Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 0000 hrs

Washington: Despite the recent series of economic reform being pushed by the Indian government, US investors and officials have told a visiting top Indian official that doing business in India is "messy".


India among top three spam spewing nations: Report
ANI | Mar 16, 2013, 11.39 AM IST

Just 20 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) out of over 42,201 are responsible for spreading 50 per cent of junk mails, phishing attacks and other malicious messages.

London: Just 20 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) out of over 42,201 are responsible for spreading 50 per cent of junk mails, phishing attacks and other malicious messages, a survey has revealed.


Three Indian scientists played a role in mapping universe
Indian Express | PTI Posted online: Sun Mar 24 2013,

New Delhi: The most-detailed map of the universe created through the observations made by Planck space telescope has an Indian element to it.


Meet Google’s new Android chief Sundar Pichai
By Ishan Srivastava, TNN | Mar 16, 2013, 02.16 PM IST

Chennai: Sundar Pichai is on everyone's lips now, but the name Sundar Pichai doesn't ring a bell with many of the professors at IIT Kharagpur where he studied.


Mahindra Electric Car - Reva e2o hits the road; priced at Rs 5.96 lakh
Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: Mahindra Reva, part of the Mahindra Group, has on Monday launched its new generation electric vehicle, e2o at Rs 5.96 lakh. Pronounced as ‘Ee-too-oh’, the zero emission e2o is powered by 48-volt lithium ion batteries and offers a range of 100km per charge.


In Narendra Modi's 'dry' Gujarat, liquor cheaper than water, says Congress
PTI Posted online: Mon Mar 25 2013,

Rajkot: Opposition Congress today alleged that liquor has become cheaper than water in parched Gujarat as Chief Minister Narendra Modi is busy chasing his "dream" to become prime minister and ignoring the plight of common people.



+David Andrew Churchill
Mon Apr 08 12:45:04

David Andrew Churchill, beloved and cherished husband of  Rossana Lamas-Churchill  expired on Friday, April 5, 2013

“God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be. So he closed his arms around you and whispered to you, come to me”


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Late Apollo Barreto, Mesage of Thanks
Mon Apr 01 12:00:00

Dear Friends,

   Although the words are simple, they come from the heart...Thank You!

 Your prayers, love, support and generosity mean a great deal to me, Bertha, and to my family.   Apollo was a friend to all and he touched many hearts.

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Consulate General of India

Press Release

A new agency, BLS International Services Canada Inc. has been awarded the contract for handling the applications for visa and consular services on behalf of the Consulate General of India from 1st March 2013.

The new locations of the BLS Centres will be:

Toronto - 1448 Lawrence Avenue E, Unit 6 A, Toronto, ON, M4A2V6
Brampton - 10 Gillingham Drive , Unit 201 ,Brampton, ON, L6X5A5
Winnipeg - 1806, 201 Portage Avenue,18th Floor, Winnipeg MB R3B3K6


East African Goan Convention – Nairobi 2013 – Cultural Programme
Message from Goan Welfare Society - Nairobo

Dear GWS Members,

As you are aware East African Goan Convention will be held in Nairobi, from 22nd - 25th August, 2013. Those of you who would like to take part in the cultural nite on the 23/8/13 with either a song or dance in Konkani preferably to get in touch with Isabella D'Souza on 0722732733, or e-mail: Isabella Desouza <>


Goan Overseas Association - G.O.A. Toronto

Annual General Body Meeting 2013

Notice of The Goan Overseas Association

Pursuant to Rule 15 (a) of the Goan Overseas Association Constitution, members are hereby notified that the Annual General Body Meeting of the Association will be held on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at the Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Road, Toronto, M9B 2B1, ON, (Burnhamthorpe Rd/ Hwy 427). Registration Starts at 1:15 p.m.



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Health & Wellness

Social isolation may shorten the lives of seniors
By:Michelle Castillo / | CBS News/ March 26, 2013, 3:23 PM

Social isolation may cause dire health effects for the elderly.

A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on March 26, showed that older men and women who are apart from their family and friends had a 26 percent higher death risk during a seven year period who were the most social.


Older and wiser? Older and happier too, says the Revera Report on Happiness

Happiness and optimism increase with age; poll results challenge ageist stereotypes, says expert

Toronto, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Robert Browning once said, "Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be," and new research from Revera Inc., a Canadian leader in seniors' accommodation, care and services, reveals Canadian seniors agree. According to the Revera Report on Happiness - released just prior to the first annual United Nations International Day of Happiness - the older you are, the happier you are. Canadian seniors (66-plus years of age) are more likely than any other generation to report that 'aging means you are happier;' in fact, they are twice as likely as Gen X and Baby Boomers to make the statement.


Improving Quality of Life for Alzheimer’s Patients, Caregivers
March 23, 2013 | by Faiza Elmasry

As America's elderly population grows, so, too, does the need for specialized care for adults with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. A facility in Fairfax, Virginia, provides that care, and also supports the children and spouses who are the seniors' primary care-givers at home.


Almost 70 per cent workers waste time at work
Indian Express | PTI Posted online: Mon Mar 25 2013,

Melbourne: More than two thirds of workers say they waste time every day while at work, mostly surfing news websites, a new study has found.


Study: Olive oil helps with weight loss by satiety effect
By Katerina Nikolas | Mar 21, 2013 - 14 hours ago in Health

Munich - A new study into the satiety effect provided by olive oil shows there's no need for weight watchers to shun the calorie laden elixir. In fact olive oil may well help with weight less.


Study finds green tea, coffee lower both stroke and CVD risk
Posted Mar 21, 2013 | by Marcus Hondro

'Stroke: The Journal of the American Heart Association' has published a new study out of Japan that has found both green tea and coffee can reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and stroke.

Japanese Green Tea

The study began in 1995 and used 82,369 Japanese men and women between 45 and 74 who did not have CVD or cancer when it began. They were followed for 13 years, assessed by the means of self-administered food frequency questionnaires at baseline and beyond.

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