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Over one fifth of Canadians are immigrants
20 May 2013

Over 20% of Canadians were born in other countries and have become Canadians by naturalisation, a national survey shows. This makes Canada the country with the highest proportion of immigrant citizens on earth. The National Household Survey was completed in 2011 by around 74% of the Canadian population. About 6.3m people out of Canada's population of about 33,000,000 were born citizens of other countries.

Move to close loophole that allows Goans with Portuguese citizenship to move straight to UK

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Mau Mau Veterans in Kenya Expect Impending Settlement
May 18, 2013 | by Roopa Gogineni

Thousands of elderly Kenyans are awaiting reparations for colonial-era abuses as their lawyers enter the final stages of negotiations with the British Foreign Office.


The Cost of No Sweatshops: S. Africa Struggles Not to Be Bangladesh
May 16, 2013 | by Reuters

It's not luxurious, but Goldfinch Garments, the Chinese-owned South African factory where Sindisizwe Zwane works nine hours a day, is far from a sweatshop: the ventilation is decent, the lighting is good and basic safety measures are in place.


Canadian oil and gas industry optimistic about growth, anxious about skills shortages and its ability to attract next generation of professionals

Foreign skilled talent should become a priority to bridge gaps

Toronto, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian oil and gas companies are being squeezed by skills shortages and a lack of young professionals entering the labour force threatening short and long-term growth prospects for an industry that is otherwise optimistic about its future. According to a 2013 Oil and Gas Global Salary Guide produced annually by expert recruiters Hays Oil & Gas and leading jobsite, Oil and Gas Job Search, more than half (54 per cent) of Canadian oil and gas employers cite "skills shortages" as a significant issue, and yet almost three-quarters (73 per cent) expect to increase hiring in the next 12 months.


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


The Young Radicals
View From Afar, Constantino Xavier 18 May 2013

Constantino Xavier is a Portuguese of Goan and German origin who was made in Brazil, lives in Washington D.C., and tweets at @ConstantinoX

Ten or twenty years ago, “anti-India” feelings in Goa would be restricted to a marginal and minority group of people. Mostly elderly “armchair activists”, they were either simply ignored or accused of harboring resent for the 1961 liberation and a nostalgia for the “good old times” under the Portuguese colonial regime. Those few that then denounced uncontrolled immigration from the rest of the country, surging crime rates, environmental degradation, or the collapse of a truly civil society, were immediately labeled as “pro-Portuguese” – which, by default also meant “anti-Indian” – and also as reactionaries unable to come to terms with the undeniable economic progress Goa has experienced in the last five decades.


Homily of Pope Francis- Solemnity of Pentecost
Saint Peter's Square | Sunday, 19 May 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today we contemplate and re-live in the liturgy the outpouring of the Holy Spirit sent by the risen Christ upon his Church; an event of grace which filled the Upper Room in Jerusalem and then spread throughout the world.


Arctic awakening’ is upon us
Opinion / Readers' Letters - Toronto Star – May 23, 2013

Re: New political battle lines emerge in Arctic, Opinion May 20

New political battle lines emerge in Arctic, Opinion May 20

Professor Stephen Scharper wisely brings to the fore a key evolving development re the Arctic region that has serious implications: “In future, the main political lines will be drawn not between progressives and conservatives, but between those who respect the ecosystems of the Earth and those who don’t.”


Parrikar’s Flight Of Fancy?
Eugene Correia in Herald http://www.heraldgoa.in/newscategory/Opinions/14
Posted on May 20, 2013

The turbulence in Goa’s socio-political landscape over the Mopa-Dabolim issue isn’t getting any clearer with the government firm in its decision to make Mopa a possibility.

People Places and Things

Sharon Mazarello’s New Song Soire ani Goribsann

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Soire Ani Goribsann – a Solo by Sharon Mazarello
Sharon says :...this Song of mine has touched many lives and hearts...I am dedicating this song to all those who have "been there"....,

  1. Pai mhozo sirvis kori, mai ghor sambautali
    Pai duddu zhodtalo mai despez kortali
    Paichi zhodd vhodli nhoi, thoddech dis pautali
    Maim kednaim amkam vaddun, apunn upaxim rautali
    Aiz mhoje laguim, kitlech duddu assa
    Hozarani duddu mojean moddum eta eka dissa
    Pun ugdas eta mhaka mhojea burgeapoinailo
    Soiro ek passun naslo amkam adhar ditolo


Andrea Colaco and her team win this year’s MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Grand prize

Her creation First 3-D Gesture Sensor for Mobile Devices

Andrea with her team at MIT on 15th May 2013 Wednesday night, 3dim earned the grand prize at this year’s MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition after successfully pitching its business plan to merge two of today’s most popular, and profitable, technological phenomena: gesture-recognition and smart devices.

The startup was one of eight finalists that pitched business plans to a capacity crowd in Kresge Auditorium. While only one team walked away with the $100,000 top prize.A panel of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, scientists and industry professionals chose 3dim based on the strength of the team’s technology, business plan and presentation.3dim, founded by a team of MIT engineers, has patented 3-D gesture-recognition technology — such as what’s used in the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Kinect — to be implemented into devices such as smartphones, tablets or Google Glass. This would allow users to interact with their devices through thin air, rather than having to touch a screen.


Music and dance are part of Goan lifestyle: Silvia Fernandes
Zuala Chhangte 20 May 13

There’s music and there’s music from Goa. The fusion of cultures, the sea, surf, beaches and the air must have conspired beautifully to inspire its habitants to create the most joyous music. Goa has contributed immensely in enriching the musical kaleidoscope of the country- from studio musicians to bona fide stars. A new talent is in the horizon- Silvia Fernandes.  This young lady has been singing with various bands from the age of 15 and has done hundreds of gigs, recorded several local albums, acted in a couple of Konkani films and has even featured as the female lead in a Marathi film ‘Aaichi Punyaee’.


Tavernier, Jean Baptiste, *Travels in India* (1676)

CHAPTER 13 -- Remarks upon the present condition of the town of Goa.

[[150]] *Goa* is situated in latitude 15 degrees 32 minutes, on an island of six or seven leagues circuit, upon the river Mandavi, which two leagues farther down discharges itself into the sea. The island abounds in corn and rice, and produces numerous fruits, such as mangoes, pineapples, *plantains*, and coconuts; but a good pippin [=apple] is certainly worth more than all these fruits. All who have seen both Europe and Asia thoroughly agree with me that the port of Goa, that of Constantinople, and that of Toulon, are the three finest ports in both the continents.


Ford Ecosport Preview
To be launched in India: June 2013
Expected Price: Rs. 6.50-12.50 lakhs (USD ~$13k -$25k)

The EcoSport will be powered by a tiny, frugal, extremely efficient and highly acclaimed three-cylinder 1,000cc petrol engine called the EcoBoost.

The Ford EcoSport is arguably the most awaited car in India. The sub-four meter compact SUV with stunning looks is expected to be launched with a mouth-watering price tag – one that will pitch it directly against the C-Segment sedans. The EcoSport was first unveiled in the concept form at the 2012 Auto Expo and is already on sale in Brazil and China. We now have a lot more information of the upcoming SUV and here is the additional information including specs, features and other info in detail.

News Clips from Goa

Civilian airport to stay at Dabolim: Antony
http://oheraldo.in/News/Main Page News/Civilian-airport-to-stay-at-Dabolim...
May 12, 2013 |Team Herald |

Says no plans either to shift Naval base

Panjim: Defence Minister AK Anthony has categorically asserted that the civilian airport would continue at Dabolim and the Navy and the Centre would provide all possible support, but added that there were no plans to shift naval aviation wing from Goa.

Margao's Famous Feast -2013
Published on: May 20, 2013 - 01:02

Story Summary:
Priests and members of Confraria of the Holy Spirit Church, Margao move in a procession in the church premises during the annual feast of Holy Spirit on Sunday. This feast is the last major festival prior to the onset of monsoon and is famous throughout the state. Vipul Rege [NT]
Record 2.7 mn tourists in Goa in 2012
New York Daily News

Panaji, May 16 — A record 2.7 million tourists landed in Goa last year, the tourism department has said. This included 22.5 lakh Indian tourists and 4.5 lakh foreigners. The coastal state, famous for its beaches, also witnessed an increase in arrival ... Click here to read more

Goa meet: Will the BJP finally find a way out of its troubles?
'Go Goa 365 days on a holiday' — the punch line for India's hottest tourist destination says. The BJP leadership, however, will move to the scenic sea front of this coastal state on 8-9 June to do some serious business — brainstorm a winning formula ...Click here to read more

Ford Ecosport: Look out, it's all go in Goa
New Zealand Herald

As I drive into a junction in a busy street in Goa, India, a bus is heading towards my front passenger door, a locally made tiny hatchback sneaks into the gap on my left, and from the right comes a swarm of scooters. It's hesitate and be engulfed in ...Click here to read more

Meat from other states only a stopgap solution: Traders
Times of India

Panaji: The restoration in supply of beef has brought some cheer and relief to meat traders and consumers, but sources said only resumption of slaughtering activity at the Goa meat complex (GMC) will restore the situation to normal. It was business as ...Click here to read more

Goa tourism looks towards Israel with hope

Panaji: When Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar travels to Israel next month, he will be hoping to persuade its tour and travel companies to add the popular beach tourism-oriented state to their itineraries. “We are going to be speaking to the tour ...Click here to read more

Goa has most diabetics in 40-plus age group
Business Standard

Goa has the highest rate of diabetes in the country among people over 40 years of age, a doctor said Friday. Dr. Digambar Naik, heading the Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) health panel, told reporters here that Goa had approximately one lakh ...Click here to read more

Goa: Congress alleges irregularities in job recruitments
Times of India

Tamankar further accused Parrikar of starting illegal recruitments in the state through Goa Public Service Commission during his first term as chief minister GPSC by selecting candidatespeople for for various posts on multiple occasions with on a ...Click here to read more

Study on Goan migration planned
Times of India

Panaji: A study on Goan migration in the 16th and 17th centuries to the neighbouring areas of North Karnataka and South Maharashtra has been planned for understanding Goan migration. The study will be undertaken by the Xavier centre of historical ...Click here to read more

News Clips from India

Goan-Origin Priest is Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay Archdiocese
May 16, 2013 | Team Herald |

Panjim: Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed Fr Dominic Savio Fernandes, a priest of Goan origin, and Fr John Rodrigues, as Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Bombay. An announcement to this effect was made simultaneously by the Vatican and at the Archbishop’s House in Bombay at 3.30 pm on Wednesday. The Episcopal Consecration of the two new Bishops is planned for June 29. The Auxiliary Bishops are appointed in the dioceses to assist the Archbishop in the pastoral care of the people, according to the stipulations of Canon Law and the specific arrangements in each case. Bishop-elect Domnic Savio Fernandes (59), who traces his roots to Chinvar-Anjuna, was born in Mumbai in 1954 and was ordained a priest in 1989.


India in position to become net provider of security: PM
Thu May 23 2013

Gurgaon: Noting that India faces multiple security challenges as it is in a difficult neighbourhood, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the country’s deterrent capabilities have increased and is in a position to be a net provider of security in the Indian Ocean Region.

Stung By Gwadar, India Looks For Business In Chabahar – Analysis

According to Afghan officials, the export value of Iran has reached to $1.3 billion annually in Afghanistan. Another influencing factor is Afghan transit trade through Iran. Afghanistan gets nearly 34 percent of imports through Pakistan with the rest... Full Article at Eurasia Review

Karzai seeks Indian military aid amid Pakistan row

Karzai spokesman Aimal Faizi says the president will discuss recent border skirmishes with Pakistan when he visits New Delhi starting Monday. He added that Karzai would seek Indian help in "strengthening of our security forces." The visit could irk... Full Article at Belleville News-Democrat

Hindu immigrants to US doubles
Published: 1:29 pm, May 20, 2013 Story By: mattersindia.com | Picture for representation only)

New Delhi: Hindu immigrants who received permanent residence in the US have increased from three per cent in 1992 to seven in 2012, reports a survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The rise of minority religions in the U.S. immigrant profile appeared to come at the cost of Christian immigrants, the survey suggested, as reported by thehindu.com.

While Christians still comprised the majority, their estimated share among legal permanent residents dropped from 68 to 61 per cent over the same period.


India announces low-cost rotavirus vaccine
Associated Press

New Delhi: The Indian government announced Tuesday the development of a new low-cost vaccine proven effective against a diarrhea-causing virus that is one of the leading causes of childhood deaths across the developing world.


L&T In Race For Rs 2,000-Cr Howitzer Tender
Press Trust Of India | New Delhi May 13, 2013 Last Updated at 00:50 IST

Russia's Rosobornexport is in straight contest with Indian firm for the deal

An Indian private company is for the first time in direct competition with a foreign vendor to supply 100 self-propelled howitzers to the Army in a deal expected to be worth over Rs 2,000 crore.

India's Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Russia's Rosobornexport are in a straight contest to supply the 100 self-propelled tracked howitzers to the Army and the trials of the two guns are slated to begin in June-July this year, defence ministry sources told PTI. The guns are being procured by the Army as part of its more than Rs 20,000-crore artillery modernisation programme, which has been stuck after the Bofors gun deal scandal, they said.



+Eulalia (Egy) ROCHA
Tue May 28 02:20:20

ROCHA, Eulalia (Egy) - Passed away Peacefully May 27th at credit valley hospital in her 84th year following a brief illness. Predeceased by her loving husband Thomas. Loving mother of Irene Mendes (Alwyn), Mario Rocha (Sandra), Rose D'Silva (Joe), Doris Demello (Oscar), Peter Rocha (Colleen), Suzanne Deorajh (Paul). Devoted grandma, sister and friend.

 Visitation will take place at....  Read more


+Angela Ribeiro
Sat May 25 12:00:00

The family of the late Angela Ribeiro would like to sincerely thank all her friends for their kind emails, cards and Masses offered in her memory. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated and will always be remembered....  Read more




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June 15, 2013
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August 25, 2013

Martyrs Shrine
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Health & Wellness

Is West Coast Living Good for Your Health?
Wall Street Journal (blog)

Newfoundland is one of Canada's poorest provinces–though development of an offshore oil industry is starting to change that–while B.C. is among the wealthiest. But provincial economic health doesn't necessarily explain the discrepancies in lifestyles... Click here to read more

Lyme disease: Tiny tick, big problem

Deer are important to the tick population because they provide them with a lot of food — and a mode of transportation over long distances, which is important in maintaining the tick population. Health Canada estimates that about 10 per cent of ... Click here to read more

Poison prevention: Tips to keep kids safe

If your community does not have a poison control centre, call 911 in case of a poisoning. To learn more about preventing poisonings, visit the American Association of Poison Control Centers website at Aapcc.org, or review Health Canada's consumer ... Click here to read more


Canadians seek allergy relief only when symptoms become unbearable

Montreal, May 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - A national survey conducted by Léger Marketing highlights that one quarter of Canadians who suffer from allergies will wait until their symptoms become unbearable before seeking treatment, while half of Canadians will wait up to 24 hours before seeking relief. The survey also shows that 17% of Canadians do not seek any treatment, choosing instead to tolerate their discomfort.


Study Finds Marijuana Helps Control Blood Sugar, Waistlines
by VOA News | May 17, 2013

Marijuana has been used for centuries to relieve pain, improve mood and increase appetite. A new study suggests that the herb also has a positive effect on blood sugar levels, suggesting it could be helpful in diabetes control.


DIGITAL DISTRACTION - CIO Survey: Tech Gadgets Contributing to Decline in Workplace Etiquette

Toronto, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Technology is one of the most effective ways to bring people together at work, but it may also be causing a digital divide, a new Robert Half Technology survey of chief information officers (CIOs) suggests. Fifty-two percent of CIOs said higher use of mobile gadgets such as cellphones and tablets have led to more breaches in workplace etiquette over the last three years. That's up from 42 percent who said the same thing in a similar survey three years ago.


Struggling With Math? Plug in to Improve
May 16, 2013 | by Reuters

Applying painless but targeted electrical stimulation to parts of the brain that play a role in number manipulation may in future be a way to help people who struggle with math, scientists said on Thursday..

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