Newsletter. Issue 08. April 13, 2013


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Newsline Canada

Minister Kenney Unveils Revamped Welcome to Canada Guide and New Living in Canada Online Tool

Helping Immigrants Integrate and Succeed

Vancouver, April 2, 2013 — A new, more comprehensive guide and a new web tool to help newcomers settle and integrate in Canada were unveiled today by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.


Canada loses 54,500 jobs in March, unemployment rises to 7.2 per cent
The Canadian Press | Published Friday, April 5, 2013 8:45AM EDT

OTTAWA -- Canada experienced the worst jobs performance in almost four years last month as 54,500 full time, private sector positions disappeared -- an unexpectedly big drop that erased a gain in February.


Alberta loses 11,300 jobs in March; national unemployment rate spikes
By Julian Beltrame, CP April 5, 2013 12:01 PM

Alberta loses 11,300 jobs in March; national unemployment rate spikes (with graphic)

Ottawa — Canada experienced the worst jobs performance in almost four years last month as 54,500 workers joined the ranks of the unemployed, all full time and all in the important private sector.


Canada’s new visa program to attract entrepreneurs envied in U.S.
Toronto Star | News / Investigations

By: Debra Black Immigration Reporter, Published on Sun Mar 31 2013

Canada’s Start-Up Visa program will help entrepreneurs to immigrate to Canada. It could help fuel economy and boost jobs, and Americans are envious.

Canada is launching a new visa program April 1 that is making many politicians and lobbyists in the United States green with envy.


Ontario consumers will soon pay more for big televisions, new phone &TV purchasing
Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Published Thursday, April 4, 2013 10:56AM EDT

Eco fees in Ontario will be hiked on large screen televisions and a host of other electronics starting May 1, but some of the recycling charges will decrease. (AP / Mark Humphrey)

TORONTO -- Higher eco fees going into effect in Ontario next month are nothing more than a government tax grab and will send many consumers to the United States looking for bargains, Opposition Leader Tim Hudak said Thursday.


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


The Church Won’t Carry The Cross

The February 1986 Issue of GOA TODAY published a series of special articles for the impending visit of Pope John Paul II to India. The article is reproduced with permission from the author.

Has the Church been carrying the Cross Jesus commended it to?
‘No, not for a long time—and it won‘t’ says

Director of the Xavier - Centre of Historical Research.


Complaining too often can distance us from Jesus, says Pope Francis
Cindy Wooden on Thursday, 4 April 2013

Complaining frequently can become an obsession that obscures the presence of Jesus in difficult situations, Pope Francis has said.

People Places and Things

British Library Embarks On Project To Archive Billions Of Webpages & Tweets
April 6, 2013 | By Saikat Basu

The British Library is set to begin a massive archiving project of 1 billion webpages from local (.uk) domains starting April 6th. The archiving project is meant to preserve digital records for posterity, and also includes public Facebook updates and tweets. It will also include eBooks and iPad editions of newspapers, among other forms of digital information. The digital records will be preserved across six libraries in the UK and Ireland. The project aims to capture the slices of life from our present and preserve them for the future.


World Youth Day in Rio "Goes Green." Organizers to promote care for the environment
04 April,2013

The World Youth Day (WYD) is an international event, organized by the Catholic Church, which brings together youth from all around the world.
It will take place July 23-28 in Rio –
Click here for link to official website

Brazil: When it comes to protecting the enviornment, the Catholic Church has been quite vocal in the past few years. In fact, during his first days in office, Pope Francis, called on heads of state and the entire international community to protect mother nature.

Marcello Bedeschi, Chairman, John Paul II Youth Foundation

“It was quite unexpected, but it was great to hear Pope Francis talk about this issue in his first public speeches. This has deepened our commitment to draw attention to this problem, especially with young people and really all of mankind.”


Keeping alive Goan culture
By Andrew Rodrigues , Posted on » Saturday, March 30, 2013
Book: Goenchi Girestkai Author: Maria Pereira

BAHRAIN-BASED poet Maria Conceicao Pereira has just completed her third book of Konkani poems, which focus on traditional everyday objects that have been key to life in Goa.

It is the third instalment in the Goenchi Girestkai (The Wealth of Goa) series of poems, with the first two highlighting the traditional occupations of Goa. Money raised from sales of the book, which is available at BD1 per copy, is being donated to a charitable institution in India.

The book includes 12 poems, each based on items or an animal that have played a key role in Goan family life.


Catholic School board and Portugal sign deal
Posted on GoaNet by Albert Peres

It's official. Consul General of Portugal Julio Vilela (far left) was at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s Mississauga headquarters recently, where he, Dufferin-Peel Board Education Director John Kostoff (centre) and Trustee Peter Ferreira took part in an official signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding that will see Portugal providing the Peel school board with support and resources for its International Languages program.


TD Bank CEO Ed Clark to Retire; Board Chooses Bharat Masrani as Successor in 2014
Apr 3, 2013

Toronto, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Clark today announced his intention to retire as CEO effective November 1, 2014 at age 67, after 12 years as CEO. He will remain a Director until TD's 2015 Annual Meeting.

In line with TD Bank Group's succession plan, the Board of Directors announced that Bharat Masrani, Group Head U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, TD Bank Group and President and CEO, TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, will become Chief Operating Officer, TD Bank Group reporting to Mr. Clark effective July 1, 2013. The Board also announced its intention that Mr. Masrani, age 56, will become Group President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Group on November 1, 2014.

News Clips from Goa

Goans born abroad to be granted Indian citizenship
Published on: April 9, 2013 - 00:39

Story Summary:
The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that the state government has succeeded in pursuing with the Union Home Ministry, the issue of granting Indian citizenship and Indian passport

Panaji: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that the state government has succeeded in pursuing with the Union Home Ministry, the issue of granting Indian citizenship and Indian passport to all Goans born abroad, and once the Citizenship Certificate is granted to such Goans, they would be able to obtain the Indian passport.

Process made easy for 'special' passport applicants of Goan origin
TNN Apr 1, 2013, 01.24AM IST

Panaji: Long suffering of the passport seekers born to parents of Goan origin in then Portuguese territories and who came down to Goa for permanent settlement either before or post liberation have finally ended. Certificate of Indian citizens issued by the State home department will be now considered valid document while processing applications of these category of passports seekers. Under secretary of ministry of Home affairs S N Garg has clarified on this matter, told Dr Wilfred Mesquita, NRI Affairs Commissioner of Goa to TOI.

Goa to appoint consultants to chalk out vision for tourism
Panaji April 01, 2013

The Goa government has decided to review all tourism projects in the state by consultants and set a target for the industry with a vision for the year 2063.

Goa to invite new Pope for St. Xavier exposition in 2014
Panaji, April 2: Pope Francis could visit Goa for the 2014 exposition of pioneering Jesuit St. Francis Xavier, said a priest of the church where the mortal remains of one of the first Christian missionaries to India are kept. The chances of the first


British expats in Goa face prospect of losing dream retirement homes

Twelve properties have already been confiscated while 32 owners have been served with eviction notices amid growing local resentment of foreigners owning homes and businesses in Goa. Local politicians have whipped up nationalist feelings against ...

Goa schools to have wi-fi in four months: Parrikar

Panaji: All schools in Goa would be made wi-fi enabled within months, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the state assembly on Thursday. Parrikar was speaking during the question hour. The budget session of the Goa assembly is currently on. Goa Chief ...

Goa warns Mallya breweries over pollutants
New York Daily News

Environment Minister Alina Saldanha told the Goa assembly that an inspection was done of a water body in which United Breweries (UB) and United Spirits (US) were releasing their industrial sewage. The released water was found to contain pollutants more ...

For the first time ever, late Goa Common Entrance Test forms to be accepted
Times of India

Panaji: The application process for the Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) has been tweaked by the directorate of technical education (DTE) to accommodate NRI students and others who are not able to apply within the prescribed time to be able to answer ...

IOC wants Holiday Home for employees at Goa
Hindu Business Line

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the nation's biggest oil company, wants a Holiday Home for its employees near a beach in Goa. IOC has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for hiring hotel or guest house on rental basis for a Holiday Home for its


Goa's rich and dying ecosystem
Times of India

In Goa today the priorities are industrialization, tourism and mining, as a result of which there has been no consideration for the state's wetlands which are the legacy of the agrarian society of the past. This latter fact is the main reason why our

Tin mining to tourism: Goa seeks inspiration from Malaysian model
New York Daily News

Panaji, April 2 — With the future of the multi-million dollar mining industry uncertain, Goa is now looking to Malaysia for inspiration and revival of its fiscal fortunes. The manner in which Malaysia converted adversity in the form of a fading tin ...

Violence, suicides in Goa's mining belt probable: CM
Hindustan Times

Severe violence may break out in Goa's mining belt along with several suicides due to the long drawn ban on mining activity, chief minister Manohar Parrikar acknowledged on Tuesday. The chief minister also said there was no threat to environmentalists, ...

Goa: BJP, Cong MLAs spar over issue of manganese contamination

Panaji: The Goa Assembly on Monday witnessed some sparring over the manganese contamination issue with a BJP MLA making remarks that Congress blamed mining for various problems but “reaped fruits of the industry” at the same time. “You have ...

After president Mukherjee, Goa governor too drops 'His Excellency' tag
After President Pranab Mukherjee, Goa Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo has also dropped the 'His Excellency' honorific preceding his name for official purposes.

Goan-origin Pak man runs from pillar to post to turn 'Indian'
Murari Shetye, TNN | Apr 6, 2013, 03.23 AM IST
Panaji: Pakistani national of Goan origin, Albert L Pereira, is entangled in a bitter battle with the Union government after having been denied Indian nationality and consequently rights to his ancestral property because of his Pakistani citizenship.

Senior journalist Lionel Messias launches his Goan Spirit website
01, Apr 2013

Lionel Messias, tough writing and tough talking journo has also turned to the burgeoning market of new media to get the Goan word out. He says, "We believe that you can take a Goan out of Goa but never Goa out of Goan. And this website: is proof of that because no matter where in the country one was, Goa was always on the top of one’s mind. And that’s the spirit of Goa and hence the name."

News Clips from India

Politicians looted the country more than Britishers: Hazare
PTI | Apr 6, 2013, 08.49 PM IST

HISAR: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare today said the country's politicians have looted the nation more than the Britishers did in over a century before Independence.


Can India become a great power?
India’s lack of a strategic culture hobbles its ambition to be a force in the world
From the Uks Economist |Mar 30th 2013 |From the print edition

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.


Saudization’ fear grips Indian workers

Riyadh: As the time limit for employing Saudi citizens was over by Wednesday, Labour ministry of Saudi Arabia will Thursday handover the list of small scale establishments that do not comply the instructions.


India's $15 billion Rafale deal faces delays: sources
Fri, Mar 15 2013 | By Nigam Prusty and Anurag Kotoky |New Delhi | Fri Apr 5, 2013 6:56am EDT

(Reuters) - India's plan to buy 126 fighter-jets from Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA) could be delayed as the two sides struggle to reach an agreement over the role of state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), two sources familiar with the matter said.
India picked the Dassault-made Rafale jet for exclusive negotiations in January 2012 after a hotly contested bidding war with rival manufacturers, but it is still to finalize the $15 billion deal, one of the world's largest defense import orders.


Mangalore: Konkani Monthly “Amcho Sandesh” celebrates 20th Anniversary
Tuesday , April 09 | By Dr. Gerald Pinto |Bell evision Media Network

Mangalore, 07 Apr 2013: Twentieth Anniversary of the Konkani monthly “Amcho Sandesh” published by the Catholic Sabha and felicitation to the former editors and writers was held at Rosario Hall, Mangalore on 7th April 2013. The function was inaugurated by Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore. Dr Edward Nazareth noted Konkani writer and Rev Fr J B Crasta spiritual director of the Catholic Sabha were the guests of honour. During the programme past editors were feliciteted by the Bishop. They are Mr Louis Almeida( editor for 7 years), Dr Gerald Pinto ( Editor for 6 years), Mr Jerry Peter Rodrigues( one year), Mr. Rymond D Cunha ( 2 yrs) and George Ligory Douza ( 3 years). Mr Eddi Netto noted Konkani writer who completed 75 years of his age was also felicitated.