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Newsline Canada

Strike causing delays for Canadian visa applicants
28 June 2013

Continuing industrial action by the Canadian Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) is causing increasingly long waits for Canadian visa applicants who apply abroad. Particularly affected are applicants under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) as well as students and tourists.


National Household Survey: Portrait of Canada's labour force

New data from the National Household Survey (NHS) show that Canada had almost 18 million labour force participants aged 15 years and over in 2011, of which 16.6 million were employed. The employment rate was 60.9%.


CEOs of technology companies hail US immigration bill
The Economic Times

Washington: CEOs representing top American technology companies including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Cisco has hailed the passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill by US Senate, arguing that this would give a big boost to the economic growth and attract high skilled workers.


Britain outlines further cuts to gov't spending to balance budget
English.news.cn 2013-06-27

London, June 26 (Xinhua) -- British finance minister George Osborne today, Wednesday, unveiled details of further cuts in public spending that will chop 11.5 billion pounds (about 17.6 billion U.S. dollars) off the government budget.


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Pope at Mass: Resting our faith on the rock of Christ

There are people who "masquerade as Christians,"

2013-06-27 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) There are people who "masquerade as Christians," and sin by being excessively superficial or overly rigid, forgetting that a true Christian is a person of joy who rests their faith on the rock of Christ. Some think they can be Christian without Christ; others think being Christian means being in a perpetual state mourning. This was the focus of Pope Francis’ homily at morning Mass on Thursday.

People Places and Thingss

Westend Seniors’ Club Celebrates Canada Day
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Canada Day celebrations came early to the Westend Seniors’ Club because of the exigencies of space availability. But the cardinal purpose of the party on June 28 was to dwell on how Canada has endowed us with an enviable quality of life and why we should be counting our blessings in this unique environment. Long forgotten are the trying times some of us may have had when we first stepped into the unknown.


Recipe Roots
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Matt Galloway spoke with Melanie Fernandez. She is the founder of the newly-launched Recipe Roots program, and the Director of Community and Educational Programs at Harbourfront Centre.
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Melanie (Ex- Mombasa) writes:

“Whatever your preference – fireworks, live music, dance of all styles, international cuisine, film screenings, art exhibitions, shopping or a leisurely stroll along our beautiful waterfront site, there is something for everyone to experience at Harbourfront Centre,” says Melanie Fernandez, Director of Community and Educational Programmes.


Booklet helps South Asians understand Christianity

The South Asian Forum has launched a new booklet to dispel some of the myths surrounding Christianity. The booklet, Jesus Through Asian Eyes, contains answers to 15 questions about the faith that are frequently asked questions by South Asians.


The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

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From renowned historian Niall Ferguson, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future

What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavior. But what exactly has gone wrong? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues in The Great Degeneration, is that our institutions—the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail—are degenerating.

Construction underway on $10 million Novi Hindu temple
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:41 AM EDT
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NOVI — There’s no place like home.

The opening of a $10 million, 30,000-square-foot Hindu temple, carved out of Sadarali Gray granite from a quarry in southern India, is being celebrated by thousands of area Hindus.

Military may get new eyes, laser shows what things are made of
By Enozia Vakil | Jun 27, 2013

Good news is here for the military. A newly developed laser could help detect what objects are made up of and find hidden dangers. Developed by a team of scientists at the University of Michigan, a new laser may prove to be extremely helpful in defense and military, owing to its amazing ability to determine what objects are actually made up of.

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

Heavy rains lash Goa; 150 evacuated - Times of India

Panaji: South Goa was badly hit by heavy rains as more than 150 persons had to be evacuated from Cuncolim while traffic on the national highway NH 17 on Margao - Karwar route was blocked at Bali.

Iron ore polluting Goa's rivers - Zee News

Panaji: The ferrying of iron ore from Goa's mining hinterland to the sea port by river for decades could be taking a toll on the health of two key rivers, the Mandovi and the Zuari. ...

AirAsia to recruit flight attendants in Goa - Economic Times

Chennai: Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Friday said it will scout for flight attendants for its India operations in Goa from June 23.

Goa port looks to tap container traffic from neighbours -
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Panaji, June 21 (IANS)
Its revenues hit by the Supreme Court-enforced mining ban, Goa's only major port is now trying to tap container traffic from north Karnataka and Maharashtra to boost its business.


Goa govt to donate Rs 5 crore for Uttarakhand relief
Times of India

Briefing mediapersons, Parrikar also said that the Goa government intends to reconstruct and rehabilitate one or two villages in Uttarakhand with the money. The state government will take the help of the Uttarakhand administration and some local NGOs

Goa Church to raise money for Uttarakhand relief
Zee News

Goa Church to raise money for Uttarakhand relief Panaji: Priests at Goa's churches will appeal for donations during Sunday mass for relief and rehabilitation work in Uttarakhand, where floods have caused havoc, leaving hundreds of people dead and ...

Goa govt to spend Rs 150 crore to offset mining ban impact
Zee News

Goa govt to spend Rs 150 crore to offset mining ban impact Panaji: In a bid to offset the adverse impact on economy due to ban on mining, Goa Government will spend Rs 150 crore on various developmental works mostly in the state's mining belt. Goa govt ...

Goa govt to recruit youth through new human resource corporation
Times of India

Panaji: The Goa government has decided to recruit around 2000 boys and girls to work in various government departments through the newly formed Goa Human Resource Corporation (GHRC). Speaking to mediapersons chief minister Manohar Parrikar ...

Clampdown on beach side shacks to curb drugs menace in Goa ...
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has launched a clampdown on the beach side shacks, eateries, discotheques and pubs in the state.

Forget special status, use laws to retain lands: Khalap

"Instead, why can't we have a law, putting a cap on the amount of agricultural land and real estate that every Goan can own, so that the government can then acquire all the surplus land and keep it for posterity? This way, your children can someday ...

It's the Sao Joao festival in Goa!
Times of India

The occasion is marked by cultural programmes such as live Goan song and dance performances, along with traditional Goan cuisine. As per tradition, this festival witnesses young men jumping into wells and then distributing fruits among villagers ...

Goa beaches, a homing beacon for tourists, ailing ships
Times of India

Come monsoon, tankers, trans-shippers, barges, tug boats or even the container-carrying trans-oceanic ships have over the years made their way -- some threatened to - to Goa, as if some kind of fatal attraction pulled them to the Luso-influenced ...

Goa wants special package for mining scam victims
Zee News

Goa wants special package for mining scam victims Panaji: A senior Congress leader Monday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sanction a financial package for Goa to bail out people hit by mining crisis. "The Prime Minister has assured Rs 1,000 ...

Goa Congress wants clarity in sand mining rules
Zee News

Goa Congress wants clarity in sand mining rules Panaji: The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) should make rules clear about sand mining in Goa, as the scarcity of raw material has threatened to hit the construction industry badly, a senior ...


Goa economic census to be conducted between July and October
Economic Times

The census will be conducted in Goa between July-October 2013 and around four lakh households would be enumerated for economic activity and close to one lakh establishments would be recorded, Economic Census Deputy Director General Sunil Jain ...

Goa state pollution control board issues 2000 notices to hotels, industries
Times of India

Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) has issued around 2,000 showcause notices to industries and hotels till Monday for operating without consent under the Water Act and Air Act. As per the GSPCB statistics, there are over 2,300 industrial ...

Mining ban an opportunity, not adversity, says Goa governor
New York Daily News

Panaji, July 1 — While the Goa government repeatedly blames the central government for neglecting the plight of over a lakh people rendered jobless due to the mining ban, Goa Governor B.V. Wanchoo wants industry captains in Goa to convert the ...

News Clips from India

Indians, cash bond and UK visas
Published: 12:16 pm, June 26, 2013 Story By: mattersindia.com 

London: All Indians applying for visa to UK will not have to pay a 3000 cash bond from November this year, the UK home office said on Monday.

This comes following an uproar over Britain’s plans to introduce a hefty cash bond for visitors from six nations including India in a fresh crackdown on immigration abuse, reports timesofindia.indiatimes.com. The Home Affairs Select Committee has called the move discriminatory and has now decided to question home secretary Theresa May on July 16.


India mulls ‘diaspora bonds’
Published: June 22, 2013 23:14 IST | Updated: June 22, 2013 23:14 IST | PTI

In a bid to attract investment from NRIs (non-resident Indians), India is considering introduction of “diaspora bonds” to facilitate greater inflow of funds in the infrastructure sector.


Review: ‘India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman’ Special
By Alexander Baron | Jun 28, 2013

Delhi - Last December, a young woman was raped and murdered in India. The shockwaves are still reverberating across the world. This is one woman's view.


Middle-class Indians hard hit by rupee's fall: Survey

New Delhi: As the Indian rupee slumps to new lows, the country's middle class has been forced to cut back on eating out, buying branded products or new cars, studying abroad etc. as their monthly expenditure has risen by 20%, a study by Assocham revealed Thursday.


Pakistan will have to service debts to save face: finance minister
June 22, 2013 - Updated 180 PKT

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Finance & Revenue, Ishaq Dar, Saturday said in order to avoid a balance of payments crisis, Pakistan would have to apply for another loan, Geo News reported.




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Tribute to Our Clergy

Celebrate clergy of Goan, Mangalorean, East Indian and Anglo Indian descent

Join us for a special Eucharistic celebration by His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins and Priests from our community,

Saturday November 9 2013 at 10:00 am.
St. Joseph's Church, 5440 Durie Rd., Mississauga

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Events for 2013





July 13, 2013
(Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association)
CLR Family Picnic
Centennial Park, Site No 7 Etobicoke, M9C 5N3
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July 20, 2013 
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July 28, 2013
Parra Association -Toronto 40th Celebration of
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August 25, 2013

Martyrs Shrine
Midland, Ont.

Annual Goan Pilgrimage

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Saturday ,
September 28, 2013
(Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association)
CLR Annual Social
Candles Banquet Hall, 1224 Dundas Street East, Unit 18/19, Mississauga, L4Y 4A2.
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November 9, 2013
at 10.00 a.m.
Canadian Goan Catholic Group A Tribute to Our Clergy
Holy Mass

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St. Joseph’s
5440 Durie Rd, Mississauga
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Health & Wellness

Health cuts tell refugees they aren't welcome
Toronto Star

It is outrageous that in a rich country like Canada with a universal health-care system, we would deny health care to any person in need. Unfortunately, even before the refugee health cuts, Canada had an estimated half a million people without health

Statistics Canada health survey: Booze, cigarettes and no bike helmets for ...
Toronto Star

So it should come as no surprise that the number of people who reported being obese or overweight increased in all five Local Health Integration Networks, or LHINs. More than half the residents of Central West, Central East and Mississauga reported

Health threats linger from Alberta flooding

People in Southern Alberta communities where boil water advisories have been issued face a threat of illness from microbes and parasites if they don't follow recommendations, health officials say. Residents should boil all water used for drinking

Canada: Mangalorean Dr Deepika Lobo bags gold medal in MBA programme

In India, Deepika had trained as a physician, and worked briefly as both a family doctor and in public health. After moving to Canada from Mangalore, following a stint in San Francisco, her credentials meant she could apply for only a residency programme

Health concerns trump finances for Canadian Boomers
Yahoo! Canada Finance - Insight (blog)

We're living longer than ever and the prospect of decades spent in old age is keeping CanadianBaby Boomers up at night, prompting those approaching retirement to rank health concerns over finances. According to the 2013 RBC Retirement Myths

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