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Newsletter. Issue 15. July 20, 2013


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Harper cabinet shakeup signals 'generational change'

Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Tim Uppal, Minister of State, Multiculturalism Jason Kenney, Former Immigration Minister. Now Minister of Employment and Social Development.

A mix of young talent, veteran experience and more women at the cabinet table signals a "generational change" as the government prepares for a major policy reset with a fall speech from the throne, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said after unveiling his new inner circle.


Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) consulting Canadians on immigration levels and mix

Staff Report

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched online consultations for public input on immigration levels and mix, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced recently.


U.S. House Republicans Reject Push for Immigration Overhaul
July 11, 2013 | Source: Voice of America News | by Cindy Saine

House Republicans are rejecting the push by President Barack Obama and the Senate to pass comprehensive immigration reform that would provide legal status and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally. Republican leaders are advocating a step-by-step approach focusing first on border security and enforcement of immigration laws. Young Hispanic immigrants say Republicans will pay a price with Latino voters if they fail to pass substantial reform.


IMF: Only Japan Shines As U.S. Lags, Europe's Recession Deepens, And China Brings Down Emerging Markets

Growth in the U.S. has been disappointingly slow, there’s a deeper recession in the Eurozone, major emerging market economies are suffering, and the only bright star appears to be Japan, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The institution headed by Christine Lagarde lowered its global growth outlook noting increased financial volatility, speculation about the Fed’s taper, and slow domestic activity across emerging markets, particularly in China, conspired to keep the global economy just muddling along....


After the flood, it's out to the curb- Two bag limit suspended
Jul 13, 2013 | bMississauga News | By Jan Dean

Mississauga — The waters have receded from last week's rainstorm and you're left with a mess.

The good news is that the Region is temporarily suspending the two-bag limit for curb-side pickup. You can get rid of most of your damaged stuff so long as your garbage bag or container doesn't weigh more than 20 kilograms.


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


Christians suffer as politicians chase the Hindu vote
July 11, 2013, | Source: ucanews.com | By John Dayal

India's political opponents unite in targeting the Church.

New Delhi: India’s microscopic Christian community and its clergy may become “collateral damage” in an unspoken but very palpable competitive wooing of the majority Hindu community in the run-up to next year's general election, as well as the preceding elections to the state legislative assemblies.


Goan Ocean
The Goan, July 6, 2013
From: Constantino Xavier <constantino.xavier at gmail.com>
To: goanet at lists.goanet.org  | Sent: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 2:35 AM

Washington’s policy and think tank circles are abuzz with naval strategies, maritime offense plans, and new oceanic denominations – the “Indo-Pacific” being a favorite. Part of America’s strategic shift towards Asia (commonly known as “pivot” or, in its more politically correct version, “rebalance”), and the sexiest project of all, is the Air-Sea Battle doctrine being developed to contain China and reassure American allies from South Korea to the Philippines.


Parrikar’s summer of disconnect
Opinion Piece in The Herald – Goa | By: Eugene Correia

The past summer has been one of contentment in the otherwise tension-charged political landscape. The issues that have been simmering on the surface didn't boil over. Hotheads fighting the nagging issues of Dabolim-Mopa didn't increase the decibel level of their voices but maintained steady supply of tidbits for the media in the form of statements.


Toronto Star: Letter(s) to the Editor
Sent by: Rudy Fernandes, Mississauga | Opinion / Readers' Letters
Rail disaster in Lac-Megantic | Published on Sat Jul 13 2013

Re: Boom in rail oil shipments rests on unsafe tanker cars, Opinion July 9

This excellent piece by Keith Stewart is a clarion call that must be heeded by Canada’s decision-makers if we are to adequately protect the interests of our future generation as well as ours.

People Places and Thingss

Setting the stage in Rio for World Youth Day 2013
Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Date 23–28 July 2013

Theme: "Go and Make Disciples of All Nations" - Theme for World Youth Day 2013

World Youth Day 2013, stylized WYDRio2013, will be the 14th international World Youth Day, an international Catholic event focused on religious faith and youth. The host city of World Youth Day 2013 will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as announced by Pope Benedict XVI at the end of the closing mass of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain.[1] The events are scheduled to be held from 23 July to 28 July 2013.[2]


Britain to honour Krishna Menon with blue plaque
Press Trust of India | London July 16, 2013

India's first high commissioner to Britain, V K Krishna Menon will be honoured posthumously with a blue plaque at the north London residence where he stayed when he first moved to the city before India's Independence.

London's blue plaques commemorate the link between notable figures of the past and the buildings in which they lived and worked and India's former defence minister now joins the likes of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, with one in his memory at 30 Langdon Park Road in Highgate.


US military unveils humanoid robot

Washington, July 13, 2013, (IANS): The US military has unveiled one of its most-advanced humanoid robots known as Atlas, which was created to assist in future emergency situations, the American Forces Press Service reported.

The 1.9-meter tall, 150-kg Atlas robot, built by Boston Dynamics, is funded by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Xinhua quoted the report as saying.

Kenya Repurposing Satellite Dishes for Space Exploration
by Mohammed Yusuf | Source Voice of America

FILE - Radio telescope dishes of the KAT-7 Array at the proposed South African site for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope near Carnavon in the country's remote Northern Cape province, May 17, 2012.

The construction of a huge radio telescope in South Africa is giving a boost to the science and space industries in Kenya. The country’s top space physicist says telecommunication companies are leasing out their now-obsolete satellite dishes for use in the new project.


5 new safety, fuel-saving features for your next car as technology rapidly changes
Dee-Ann Durbin And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | Friday, July 5,

DETROIT — Cameras that check around the car for pedestrians. Radar that stops you from drifting out of your lane. An engine able to turn off automatically at traffic lights to conserve fuel.


For Summer Reading Rosie's Theme (a short story by Peter Nazareth)
Source: http://www.in.com/peter-nazareth/biography-221483.html
First published on Goanet Reader Wed, 16 Jan 2008 | Short Story: Rosie's Theme
Peter Nazareth Bio

Peter Nazareth (born April 27, 1940) is a critic and writer of fiction and drama. He was born in Uganda of Goan and Malaysian ancestry, and was educated at Makerere University (Uganda) and at the universities of London and Leeds in England. He served as senior finance officer in Idi Amin's finance ministry until 1973 when he accepted a fellowship at Yale University (United States). He is currently professor of English and African-American World Studies at the University of Iowa (United States). Nazareth attracted major media attention for teaching that university's popular course "Elvis as Anthology," which explores the deep mythological roots of Elvis Presley's roles in popular culture.

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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Pound for Pound

A book about the best fighters in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) written by Brian J. D’Souza,

Review excerpt from FightOpinion.com:
"Brian J. D'Souza's new book, Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators, is a fantastic read... It's outstanding reading and will keep you entertained the whole way through."

For copies at $15 each, Phone or send a Text message to 416 209 1035.

Also available at Amazon.com. Click here for links to additional information.

News Clips from Goa

Efforts futile: Goa no home for big industry
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 06:23 AM PDT

Has Goa missed the bus yet again to attract industries into the state? All its efforts have been non-starters so far in the absence of a clear cut industrial policy and a not so friendly atmosphere for the industry. When the government had invited industrialists last year to the state and made tall promises, there was some hope that finally Goa might turn around for the industry. But now, all that hope has receded. Those who evinced interest have gone away, and many of those who had already set up industry have shown disinterest to continue.

Pilar monastery turns 400
TNN | Jul 17, 2013

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On July 17, the Pilar monastery completes 400 years, with a fascinating story. Built in 1613, the Pilar monastery was home to Spanish monks, Goan Carmelite friars and now, Pilar fathers. At one point of time, unable to bear the maintenance of the monastery, the then government had ordered it to be demolished.


Those spending beyond capacity for Right to Information (RTI) requests may face Income Tax Probe: Goa
By PTI | 6 Jul, 2013, 12.31PM IST

The CM Manohar Parrikar had recently issued circular to all the government departments asking names of people who seek information under RTI.

PANAJI: In a veiled warning to RTI activists in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that cases where people are found spending money disproportionate to their known sources of earning, to procure information under the Act, shall be referred to Income Tax department. "If anyone spends lakhs of rupees to source information under RTI in various departments without having the capacity to pay so much, then it is my responsibility to refer the matter to Income Tax," Parrikar told a gathering of small scale industrialists on Friday.


Goa to distribute 15,000 free laptops amongst students
Posted: 14 Jul 2013 07:18 AM PDT.

Goa government will distribute 15,000 free laptops amongst students in the state by the end of this month, sources said today. The state government has secured a deal with vendors that will bring it a discount of Rs 4,000 on the price of each laptop, thus saving the exchequer a total Rs 6 crore on procurement cost, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.


Mining at Goa government’s coal block to begin within a year
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 08:37 AM PDT

Coal mining at the block allotted to the Goa government in Chhattisgarh will begin within a year, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters here on Thursday. Parrikar said that the union government has given its approval for floating a tender and fixing an agency to mine the coal from the block allotted to the Goa government. The state-run Goa Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has been a nodal agency handling matters at this block, he said.

Small German town is inspiring Goa's cleanliness drive

Panaji: A southwestern German town, known for its clinical fetish for cleanliness and garbage management, will be Goa's inspiration as India's best-known beach tourism destination finally tries to sort out its ever-burgeoning garbage woes. Chief


Honda unveils 150cc CB Trigger

Panjim: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) further fortified its presence in the premium 150cc segment with the launch of its new performance motorcycle – CB Trigger.

CB Trigger with new technology promises a mix of best in class features for ‘Style’ and fuel efficiency for daily commuting. The proven 150cc air-cooled 4-stroke spark ignition engine of CB Trigger produces a delightful throbbing feel in the low to mid speed ranges together with increased output in high speed range. All this, while ensuring the best-in-class Mileage of 60kmpl (Mileage based on internal Honda test ride mode that is close to actual city riding conditions).

News Clips from India

India needs fundamental change in politics: Amartya Sen
PTI : Kolkata, Tue Jul 16 2013,

Calling for reforms, Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen has said that India needs a fundamental change in politics to usher in an inclusive and equitable growth.

"We do want many, many changes that include reforms,which has made a contribution to India and could make more but it requires not just policy changes, it also requires quite a fundamental change in politics and the political economy of the country," Sen said here last night.

At the launch of his new book `An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions published by Penguin, he said, "We believe that India is in a very difficult situation now and the glitter of the achievement might well hide that".


2 Indians among 7 girls awarded on 'Malala Day'
United Nations, Jul 13, 2013 (PTI)

Two Indians were among the seven young girls honoured with the UN Special Envoy for Global Education's Youth Courage Award for Education as part of 'Malala Day' celebrations at the world body.

Special awards were given to seven young girls from around the world for their courage and achievement to promote the cause of girl's education and dignity of women.


Indian appointed new Bangladesh papal nuncio
Posted on July 10, 2013, 4:50 PM

Archbishop George Kocherry is a native of Kerala.
New Delhi: Archbishop George Kocherry, a native of Kerala, was appointed apostolic nuncio to Muslim majority Bangladesh last Saturday. He was previously apostolic nuncio to Zimbabwe.


India to seek greater agri market access, to raise visa issue in US
by Jul 10, 2013

Washington: India is expected to press for greater market access for its agri products, particularly mangoes, pomegranates and litchis, and raise the visa issue during a meeting with a top US official here tomorrow.


Street crimes on rapid rise in Indian capital
English.news.cn 2013-07-

New Delhi, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Street crimes in the Indian capital have been worsening rapidly over the past one year, with snatching and robbery registering an increase of over 50 percent year on year, reported local media Sunday.

India's Last Maharaja

Click for Link to article in WSJ Mazazine

The 38th successive ruler of an ancient Indian clan, Gaj Singh II harbors deep connections to the past, but his innovative approach to protecting his family's historical treasures is providing his country with a model for the future.

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Hector Francis De Souza
Sat Jul 20 12:00:00

June 1, 1936 - July 16, 2013

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May 4, 1963 - July 18, 2013

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G.O.A. Summer Games – Track & Field Event for July 20, 2013 only CANCELLED

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Goa-America Heart Foundation Charity Ball

The second Goa-America Heart Foundation charity ballon September 21, 2013 in Somerset, New Jersey. Music by Goa Amigos band from Toronto, Canada

Please click here to view flyer of event. Click here to learn more about the Foundation

Excellent prizes await the raffle and auction winners. Raffle tickets for $20 each can be purchased from:

Felix Menezes - fmenezes10@aol.com - (609)936 1545
Chris Nunes - christophernunes@verizon.net - (609)395 8428
Please let us know how many tickets you want and mail the check in favor of Goa-America Heart Foundation Inc. to GAHF Inc. P.O. Box 331, Churchville, NY 14428

World Goa Day

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9th East African Goan Convention

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Save November 9, 2013 for a special event:

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 20, 2013 
Goan Overseas Association GOA Summer Games Click for Flyer
July 28, 2013
Parra Association -Toronto 40th Celebration of
Feast of St. Anne

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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

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

Protect Your Heart Health: Control Your Risk Factors

Our heart beats thousands of times each day, pumping blood through our body to nourish and sustain us. We cannot live without it, yet many of us take our heart health for granted, assuming if we don’t feel chest pain, then everything is fine.


Protect your home from water damage

How to file an insurance claim

THORNHILL, ON, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - A record amount of rainfall has left residents in some parts of the Greater Toronto Area with flooded basements and without power. As the cleanup continues, CAA Insurance is reminding homeowners how best to make an insurance claim:


Five ways to help your car survive the heat

THORNHILL, ON, July 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The heat and the humidity can take a toll on your vehicle. That is why CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is reminding drivers not to forget to prep your vehicle for the hot summer months.


Study Links Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Prostate Cancer
July 12, 2013

Fish oil supplements that are high in omega-3 fatty acids have been quite popular among people who take them to help with issues such as heart health.

Past research has indicated that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, fish oil and other foods such as wild rice and walnuts, can decrease the likelihood of cardiovascular disease.

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