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U.K. to pay for Kenyans abused during 1950s Mau Mau uprising

It is a dark period in Britain’s colonial past — men castrated, women sexually tortured, detention without trial — and on Thursday,(June 6,2013) the U.K. government announced the Kenyans who survived it would be compensated for their suffering.


Canada's big cities headed for financial crisis

CFIB report demands an urgent conversation among local government leaders on overspending

Vancouver, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - With municipal leaders from across the country gathering in Vancouver later this week for the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling on them to take action on municipal overspending. CFIB today released a report showing that spending has grown more than three times the rate of population over the past 12 years in Canada's three largest cities - Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver - and in Canadian municipalities overall.


Canada needs a national debate on immigration
Toronto Star - Opinion / Commentary
By: Haroon Siddiqui Columnist, Published on Thu May 23 2013

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has not put a limit on the number of temporary foreign workers coming to Canada. He only asked employers to have a plan to ultimately replace the foreign workers with Canadians at some unspecified future point.

Before the scandal of the Stephen Harper government “losing” $3.1 billion in anti-terror funding and before the Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy scandals, there was, and still is, the scandal of Jason Kenney’s temporary foreign worker program.


Improving the Citizenship Application Process

Ottawa, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Citizenship applicants who fail their first citizenship test will now have the opportunity to rewrite the test rather than wait for an appointment with a citizenship judge, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.


More than four million visitors helped by new CIC online Help Centre

Ottawa, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - More than four million people have been helped by Citizenship and Immigration Canada's (CIC) new online Help Centre since it was launched just six months ago, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.


Harper Government Continues to Deepen Canada-India Partnership

Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), met May 21 in Brampton, Ontario, with members of the Indo-Canadian business community to highlight the benefits for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of an ambitious Canada-India comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA). The event’s hosts were the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce and the Brampton Board of Trade.


Government of Canada invests to help recent graduates in Toronto get jobs

Toronto, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada announced funding to support recent graduates in Toronto to help them gain the skills, knowledge and experience they need to enter and succeed in the job market. The announcement was made by John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.


Tanzanian bishops' head warns of growing threat from militant Islamists
Written by Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service | Monday, 27 May 2013 10:28

Oxford, England - The head of the Tanzanian bishops' conference warned of a growing threat from militant Islamists and urged police and government to act more forcefully against violence and intimidation.


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Religious-secular divide narrower than believed
Toronto Star – Opinion Piece | By: Dow Marmur Columnist, Published on Mon May 27 2013 

We didn’t have to wait for the recently published data in the 2011 National Household Survey to know that nowadays fewer people attend conventional religious services. Spokespersons for mainstream places of worship repeatedly report that their numbers are down and that they find it increasingly difficult to make ends meet.


Will there be an entry visa for tourists entering Goa, asks AIMTC
bureau@herald-goa.com | June 2, 2013 | Team Herald

Belgaum: Deploring Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s protest letter against a Union ministry’s advisory that had questioned Goa’s entry tax, the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) has asked if the Goa government would also introduce an entry visa for tourists entering Goa.


Corruption is biggest polluter of our society
Joe D’Souza | Jun 5, 2013, 03.15 AM IST

Panaji: India today is facing the crisis of the decline in moral values and the challenge of growing corruption demeaning the mantra of sustainable and holistic livelihoods required for quality and wholesome living. Sadly, in every aspect of life exploitation, cheating and manipulating the thinking process of 'exploited individuals' is the mantra to acquire power, wealth and control over the mediocre and unassuming masses, which we in India call the 'aamadmi'.


Ignorance is no defence when the subject is torture
By: Errol P. Mendes Professor of constitutional international law at the University of Ottawa
Published on Wed Nov 25 2009

One of the greatest obstacles to the rule of law in the realm of domestic or international humanitarian law is the undemocratic but all too frequent use of what is termed "plausible deniability."

People Places and Thingss

Donating Engineering Textbooks from Canada to Goa:
Friday June 7, 2013 | Panjim, Goa

An International Goan Organization (Ontario) Pilot Project

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Nilesh, Rupesh, Mohnish, Saish, Smita, Pooja, Dr. Gokhale (Principal, Don Bosco College of Engineering),
Tania, Sikandar, Molly, Karuna, and Sudesh

On June 7, 2013, the International Goan Organization (Ontario), in collaboration with the Goan Engineers of Toronto (GET), successfully completed a pilot project to deliver engineering textbooks to the Don Bosco College of Engineering in Goa. The consignment of used engineering textbooks was handed over to Dr. C. S. Gokhale, Principal of the Civil Engineering department at the Don Bosco College of Engineering. The donation was presented at the offices of Demerg Systems in Panjim, Goa.


14-year-old prodigy headed to McMaster
Alexandre D’Souza will major in biological, chemical engineering
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McMaster’s newest star student Alexandre D’Souza with proud parents Alfredo and Neomi. Alexandre is believed to be the youngest student to ever start at the university. The family moved to Canada from India last year. But unlike most who are university-bound, D’Souza will be just 14 when he starts a double biological- and chemical-engineering degree this fall at McMaster University in Hamilton. The school’s admissions department does not collect information of its first-year entrants by age so it is unable to say whether D’Souza is the youngest student ever admitted to the university. However, Art Heidebrecht, McMaster’s acting dean of engineering, says he can’t recall an admission of someone that young in the nearly 50 years he’s been at the school.


Sukh Anim Duk (Joy and Sorrow) SONGS OF GOAN LIFE (May 28, 2013)

Sukh Anim Duk (Joy and Sorrow). Songs of Goan Life. Recorded by Jock Sequeira and Team, probably in the 1950s or thereabouts. Copy received by FN from Mervyn Maciel. Lyrics by Jock Sequeira. Vocalists: Jock Sequeira, Sibila Pinto, Mervyn Maciel. Musicians: Adolfo Saldanha (violin), Alfredo Figueiredo (Portuguese guitar), Denzyl Sequeira (guitar) and Derrick Sequeira (keyboards).

Explore crafts of South Asia at PAMA – Brampton
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Ornamenting the Ordinary: Crafts of South Asia runs at PAMA from June 8 – Sept. 1.

Brampton — Discover the beauty of ornament and join the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) for Ornamenting the Ordinary: Crafts of South Asia.


by Braz Menezes

[An author’s happiest moment: Book signing. Photo: Braz Menezes]

The poster announcing the ‘Exhibition of the Histories of British Goans Project’ which opens in London at the Nehru Centre, London, on June 5, 2013, includes among other images, the cover of a booklet entitled Goans-Abroad and in British Lands (A study), Mombasa-Kenya 1944, authored by D.J. Soares-Rebelo, B.A. (Hons).  I was about 14 years old, when I first saw a photograph Domingos Jose Soares Rebelo, but it took half a century to finally meet in him person.


Filmmaker to trace origins of early Sikh settlers
Story By:
mattersindia.com | Published: 1:50 pm, May 22, 2013  

Chandigarh: A Canadian filmmaker was in Punjab recently to trace descendants of some early Sikh settlers in his country. David R Gray will also trace descendants of some early Sikh settlers in Canada, including those who fought in the World War I and worked in British Columbia forests to make them habitable, according to a report in sikhsangat.org. Gray says his interest in Sikh immigration to Canada stemmed from his chance tracking of some artifacts and leftovers of some Chinese and Indian immigrants in Victoria.


Robots to drones, Australia eyes high-tech farm help to grow food
http://http://www.reuters.com/ | Sun, May 26 2013 | By Colin Packham

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Moving carefully along a row of apple trees, two of Australia's newest agricultural workers check if the fruit is ripe or the soil needs water or fertilizer.

Meet "Mantis" and "Shrimp", agricultural robots being tested to do these tasks and more in a bid to cut costs and improve productivity in Australia's economically vital farm sector, which exported A$39.6 billion ($38.8 billion)of produce in 2012. Australia is one of the leaders in the field and, with a minimum wage of A$15.96 per hour and a limited workforce, has a big incentive to use robots and other technology such as unmanned aircraft to improve efficiency.


Billionaire Mittal’s Home Up For Sale!

London: This economic slowdown is really more than a nuisance, it’s making even the super-rich to earn a penny by downsizing! The world’s richest Indian, Lakshmi N Mittal, has put up one of his mansions in central London up for sale. The steel tycoon had bought the property on Palace Green in Kensington for 117

British Town Gets Its First Sikh Mayor

London: A Sikh man has for the first time become the mayor of the town of Warwick in England’s West Midlands region. Prabhjit Singh Dhillon, who has been elected the 280th mayor of Warwick, described it as a “privilege”, the Coventry Telegraph reported Friday. “I have become the 280th mayor, a privilege for a

Summer Reading

Just Matata & More Matata –Author Bras Menezes
Matata* means trouble in Swahili.

Just Matata is a well-written and researched book, and poignantly told, of the life of a young Goan lad growing up in Goa and Kenya. It also dealt sensitively with the castes and racial prejudices, which Goan people faced in Goa, India and East Africa. (P. McCarthy, BC)

While More Matata is the sequel to his first book -Just Matata, it can be enjoyed on its own. I found the ending particularly moving, and I look forward to the final book in the trilogy! (Wetcoast, BC)

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News Clips from Goa

Konkani speakers in Goa decreasing, says Parrikar
Wed, 29 May 2013 IANS

Panaji, May 29 (IANS) The number of people speaking Konkani, Goa's official language, is decreasing, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday, while greeting the fellow Goans on the eve of the statehood day.

Tourism projects delayed in Goa
Posted: 30 May 2013 11:35 PM PDT

During last one year or so Goa Tourism announced many ambitious projects for development of the tourism sector but not much progress has been made to execute them.

Goa turns into an employment hub for Nepalese
ANI | Panaji (Goa) May 26, 2013

Goa has emerged as the favourite destination for Nepalese as hundreds get employment in the hospitality industry here.

Tiatr is now an integral, almost inseparable, part of the Goan way of life
TNN | Jun 1, 2013, 06.01 AM IST

Panaji: Goan tiatr has come a long way since Italian Bhurgo was first staged, believe it or not, in neighbouring Bombay, now Mumbai, in 1892.

Clergy had attacked corrupt, not party: Fr Eremito
June 2, 2013 | Team Herald

Margao: Admitting that the clergy had attacked the corruption of the previous regime, Fr Eremito Rebello said the new government headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has belied the expectations of the people and linked the government to a boat drifting in the sea.

News Clips from India

India's Economic Growth Slowest in A Decade
May 31, 2013 | by VOA News

Economic officials said India's economic growth fell to its slowest pace in a decade for the latest fiscal year.


Indian priest to address UN council on human rights
Published: 1:10 pm, May 29, 2013 Story By: By C M Paul, mattersindia.com 
Fr. V M Thomas with children

Kolkata: Fr V.M. Thomas, who heads India’s more than 130,000 Catholic Religious, will address the 23rd session of UN Human Rights Council now underway in Geneva. Fr. Thomas will present a paper on Don Bosco Institute he founded at Kharguli near Guwahati, Assam, as a parallel session held at the UN Headquarters in Geneva. The institute caters to the youth in northeastern India.


Indian Arrival Day Trinidad, in May 1845


Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on 30th May, commemorates the arrival of the first Indian Indentured labourers from India to Trinidad, in May 1845, on the ship Fatel Razack. The Fatel Razack brought not only a new labour force to assist in the economic development of Trinidad, but also a new people with a new culture.


Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts make debut in Mao's China
PTI | May 27, 2013, 04.16 PM IST

Beijing: The first Chinese version of a book on Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts was launched here on Monday, marking the debut of Gandhian philosophy in a country intensely dominated by the ideology of 'Chairman' Mao Zedong.



Tony Nevis Santos
Thu Jun 20 11:21:30

Beloved husband of Carol Mascarenhas e Santos.Everloving father of Nicole, Carl & Devlin.Loving son of late Lelis Santos and late Leucadia Santos. Loving son-in-law of Mrs. Lizzie Mascarenhas & late Rose Mascarenhas (Ex-Kampala). Brother/Brother-in-law of late Carol Santos e De Lima, Liz/late Walter Pereira, Pat/Mauro De Melo. Brother-in-law of Bruce/Brenda ....  Read more


Tue Jun 18 11:12:35

NORAH FERNANDES (born 1952 ex Nairobi)Passed away peacefully on 15th June 2013 at the age of 61 years in Toronto. Daughter of late Louis Sebastiao and late Francisquinha Fernandes. Sister of Jane/late Mike (Calgary) Filo/Bea (London) Cecilia/Dan (Calgary) Matilda/Johnny (Toronto) and Patsy/Albert (Sydney) Visitation on 18th June between 5.00 - 9.00p....  Read more


+Angela D'Souza
Tue Jun 18 12:00:00

Angela D’Souza, age 70, passed away with her family at her side on June 17, 2013 at North York General Hospital.  Loving mother to Quentin D’Souza, Gwen D’Ambrosio, and Darryl D’Souza. Cherished Granny to 4 grandchildren. Proud retired teacher with the TCDSB.  Survived by her sisters Simone, Mary Ann and her brother Brazin....  Read more


Tue Jun 18 12:00:00

May 31st : Adolf Dantas, 72 years,(ex-Kampala)  expired peacefully at Verna nursing home, goa. Funeral was held on May 31st, 2013 at Verna.

Beloved son of Michael Joseph Dantas and Geraldine Dantas. Beloved brother of  (late) Marcus, Leena,(Late) Lino ,Annie (Canada), (Late) Francis (Canada), Gracy (U.K.),Tony (U.K.)

Eternal rest gran....  Read more


+ D'Cruz, Carlos (Charles)
Tue Jun 18 12:00:00

Passed away peacefully on June 6 at Scarborough General Hospital, at age 104. Beloved husband to Aurora (deceased) and to Zita, his wife of 64 years. Loving father to Cecil (Gracie), Janet (Joe), Maria, Margaret (Lloyd, deceased), Marieta (Frank), Monica (Basil, deceased), Joseph and Marianne (Michael). Fondly remembered by his 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchil....  Read more



3rd annual career fair June 25 Metro Toronto Convention Centre
June 2, 2013 |
Staff Report

Canadian Immigrant and Scotiabank, in association with Centennial College, present the 3rd Annual Career, Education & Settlement Fair, a free day-long event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre taking place Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Canadian Immigrant and Scotiabank, in association with Centennial College, present the 3rd Annual Career, Education & Settlement Fair, a free day-long event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre taking place Tuesday, June 25, 2013.


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Health & Wellness

We can overcome poverty and hunger by 2025
English.news.cn 2013-05-28 | By Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Beijing, May 28 (Xinhuanet) - Over three quarters of the extreme poor in the world live in the countryside. Reducing rural poverty will therefore require significantly higher rural incomes. Since most rural incomes are related to agriculture, raising agricultural productivity can help raise rural incomes all round.


Women Bear Brunt of Population Growth
May 30, 2013 | by Joe DeCapua

The global population is expected to rise to nine billion by 2050. Most of that growth will be in developing countries. However, many are asking whether such growth is sustainable, considering the amount of resources that would be consumed. The issues of population growth and sustainability were addressed on the closing day of the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur.


Cloud cover doesn't equal sun protection

Quebec City, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Overcast skies can take the beauty out of a bright summer day, but it doesn't mean there's no risk of sunburn; exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) is still a concern. The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) is encouraging Canadians to be diligent about their sun protection even in times of light cloud cover.


Bacterial wilt resistant banana variety to save farmers from losses
Updated Wednesday, May 29th 2013 at 16:11 GMT +3 | By Fredrick Obura

Nairobi, Kenya: A new Genetically Modified banana variety that is resistant to bacterial wilt could soon be available for growing by banana farmers across East Africa.


Liver cancer on rise in Canada: report
English.news.cn 2013-05-29

Ottawa, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The number of liver cancer cases in Canada has tripled in men and doubled in women since the 1970s, health officials say.


New study reveals majority of Canadians not prepared for effects of severe weather

Vancouver, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - A new national poll conducted by Pollara provides interesting insights into the attitudes of Canadians when it comes to preparing for severe weather. It also reveals that many Canadians are not aware of what is covered by their home insurance policies.


Argentina develops lung cancer vaccine
English.news.cn 2013-06-01

Buenos Aires, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Argentina announced Friday the successful development of a "therapeutic vaccine" for lung cancer patients, which is considered the "first innovative drug" to treat the disease.

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