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Canada's Premiers are committed to a fair and inclusive society

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON, July 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Premiers are committed to a fair and inclusive society where citizens have access to public services that support their well-being and help them contribute to the social and economic fabric of society.


Pope Francis stresses need to win back Catholic defectors

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Pope Francis on Saturday stressed the need to win back believers who have defected to other faiths ahead of a mammoth Rio prayer vigil with young pilgrims.


Celebration of "Canada-India friendship day on August 8
Press Trust of India | New Delhi August 01, 2013

The Canadian High Commission here is organizing "Canada-India Friendship day on August 8 with the theme "celebration of the girl child".

Kite-flying, face-painting, music and dance will be organised for children in the mission on the occasion to celebrate the spirit of freindship between the two countires , a press release of the high commission issued said today.


Canadians getting richer but deeper in debt, report says
The Canadian Press | Posted: Jul 25, 2013

Debt load increasing even as net worth does, too

Debt loads remain at record 165%
12% more Canadians have debt this year, BMO says

A new calculation shows Canadians are getting richer even though they may be among the most indebted in the world. The report by Environics Analytics says Canadian average household net worth topped $400,000 at the end of 2012 for the first time in history at $400,151, thanks to a 5.8 per cent pickup during the year.


Europe continues to weaken world economy

Better days expected in 2014

Ottawa, July 25, 2013 /CNW/ - With much of the "eurozone" still mired in recession, the global economy will expand at a tepid pace of 2.5 per cent this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada's World Outlook - Summer 2013. This situation will begin to change as the U.S. economy picks up steam toward the end of this year, and growth in the world economy is expected to increase to 3.2 per cent in 2014.


Jason Kenney, Canada's new Minister of Employment and Social Development, will hang on to the multiculturalism file.
By Tobi Cohen, Postmedia NewsJuly 18, 2013

Ottawa — If you thought the Minister for Curry in a Hurry was going to give up his ethnic outreach role — think again.

Jason Kenney, Canada‘s new Minister of Employment and Social Development, will hang on to the multiculturalism file, Postmedia News has learned.


UAE- The sacking of foreign civil servants may become a regional trend
Jul 13th 2013 | Abu Dhabi |From the print edition

AMID unrest in the Gulf, the authorities in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have in recent years sought to give more public-sector jobs to local citizens. But this drive towards “Emiratisation”, a policy launched three decades ago, may be accelerating. On July 4th the General Secretariat of the Executive Council (GSEC), Abu Dhabi’s top policy-making body, which reports to the ruling council under Muhammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince, fired almost all its foreign staff.


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Goa’s rich Hindu past can’t be brushed away
By Anirban Ganguly on July 24, 2013

A ‘leading’ Christian theologian of Goa, while referring to the Portuguese destruction of Hindu temples in the region from the 15th century onwards, had recently argued that these were not Hindu temples but places of worship that belonged to ‘independent cults and religions which were often at war with each other.’ He also argued that there were no Hindus in Goa before the Portuguese came and that this entire effort was a ‘reductionist and distortionist appropriation of Goa’s history by Hindulogists.’


U.S. Seen Losing to China as World Leader
By: James T. A Reddy | China News | July 19, 2013,

Global Survey Finds Economic Shifts are Changing Perceptions of the Two Nations

People in the U.S. and China view each other with increasing suspicion, and many others around the world see the U.S. losing its place to China as the leading economic and political power. Kenneth Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution and John Bussey discuss the results of a new survey.

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Shanghai - People in the U.S. and China view each other with increasing suspicion, and many others around the world see the U.S. losing its place to China as the leading economic and political power, a new public opinion poll shows.


Reader Question: TV/Radio Mass and Our Sunday Duty
By Scott P. Richert, About.com GuideJuly 9, 2009

Frequently asked question regarding the fulfilling of our Sunday Duty.

I understand that the intent of Sunday Mass is to worship in a community. When one cannot attend Sunday Mass due to work, transportation, illness, etc., does going to Mass and actively participating via the TV or radio count? The theory being something is better than nothing . . . If not, then why have them?

When I was young, the Mass broadcast every Sunday was referred to by our diocese as "the Mass for shut-ins." That description is a good place to start in answering the reader's question.


Iron Curtains & Imperialism:
From the Berlin Wall to the Israeli Apartheid Wall

By Henry D'Souza | Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, July 29, 2013


Winston Churchill1 popularized the usage of the term, “Iron Curtain,” to signify the monstrous Berlin Wall, and the European barrier that separated the Soviet Empire from the West after World War II. Presidents J. F. Kennedy and R. Reagan tried to convince the Soviets to “tear down the Wall,” as it was a symbol against “world peace, and world freedom.” It was necessary to expand the “frontiers of freedom.” These were noble views. Yet the US and Israel, two western stalwarts, have built walls of their own. The question that arises is, are the circumstances very different with these three walls?

People Places and Thingss

Attendance at Goan Festival 2013 UK exceeds 15,000

HOUNSLOW: The annual Goan Festival organised by the Goa Association UK was very successful and saw a huge crowd. According to the president of the association Mr. Ravi Vaz, the crowd had reached to more than 15,000, a record break crowd compared to the 2012 event which had seen about 9,500.

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Opinion of some of the Goans about the Goan Festival 2013 (Part 2) Click here


Ontario Physician Dr. Colin Saldanha to Receive CMA's Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action

Ottawa, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Dr. Colin Saldanha from Mississauga will be awarded the Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) 2013 Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action in recognition of his tireless efforts to educate government, policy-makers and the public on health issues and to advance healthy public policy. "The leadership of Dr. Saldanha in advocating to governments for much-needed improvements to our country's health care system is a model for others to emulate," said CMA president Dr. Anna Reid. "His extensive involvement in the social determinants of health and health-related inequities facing marginalized, vulnerable population groups makes him highly deserving of this award."


Hydro One Brampton wants commuters to plug in
Jul 30, 2013

Hydro One Brampton President and CEO, Remy Fernandes, and Cara Clairman, President and CEO, Plug'n Drive, marked the new partnership on Monday by unveiling a new complimentary 220-Volt charging station for customers at its headquarters at 175 Sandalwood Pkwy. W.Brampton Guardian

By Peter Criscione

BRAMPTON—With the price of gas going up this summer, the local hydro utility wants commuters to consider an alternative.


On CBC Radio – This is That – July 25 2013 –Reprise

Panaji denied Hamilton Ontario sister-city status – preferring Kelowna BC

Host Peter Oldring interviews the Mayor of Panaji, India about why they denied the City of Hamilton, Ontario sister-city status.


Canadian Production of Pulse Crops

Saskatchewan is the heart of the Canadian pulse industry. Saskatchewan farmers grow 97% of Canada's lentil crop, 83% of Canada's chickpea crop and 72% of Canada's dry pea crop. Our province also produces significant amounts of dry bean crops, as well as some faba beans and soybeans. Although pulse crops all have some similarities, each crop has its own unique features.


First Angola Liquefied Natural Gas Cargo Delivered to Brazil

SOYO, Angola, July 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Angola LNG has delivered its first cargo to Brazil. The 160,000 m3 cargo - which left Soyo aboard the SS SONANGOL SAMBIZANGA last month - has been safely unloaded at Petrobras' regasification terminal in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro. Commenting on the first cargo delivery Artur Pereira, CEO, Angola LNG Marketing Ltd. said: "Our main priority is safe and reliable production and delivery of Angolan LNG to the world. We have demonstrated this with our first cargo."

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

Goa Govt to pay teachers only in Konkani, Marathi pre-primary schools
http://www.oheraldo.in/News/Main Page News/Twist-to-MoI-tangle/77646.html
August 1, 2013 | Team Herald: teamherald@herald-goa.com

Panjim: The government has decided to pay for the salaries of teachers teaching in Konkani or Marathi pre-primary schools, an Education Department circular says, adding another twist to the vexed Medium of Instruction issue that holds the State in its throes.


Market mess
Times of India

While most Goan villages have their own markets, however small they may be, they are often dingy. The market in the 11-ward panchayat of Agasaim falls under ...

Involve scouts and guides in community development: Goa deputy ...
Times of India

Panaji: Deputy chief minister of Goa Francis D'Souza has suggested ... D'Souza, who is the president of Bharat scouts and guides (BSG), Goa state, was ...

Sad state of Goa's mid-day meals (Spotlight)
Business Standard

It's monsoon time in Goa. But along with the rain, comes the realisation of the poor quality of mid-day meals in the schools here with, at least in one case, cat and ...

Goa's govt schools asked to follow the Korean model
Times of India

Panaji: Heads of government high schools and higher secondary schools in Goa, in a meeting headed by state chief secretary B Vijayan, were told to adopt the ...

Online registration of foreigners in Goa sought
Business Standard

Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar told reporters that members of the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) especially wanted the process of registering ...

40 Goa mining firms issued notices over Rs 34-cr royalty dues
Business Standard

Goa Mines and Geology Department has issued notices to 40 mining firms asking them to pay royalties amounting to Rs 34 crore, which it says was due after the ...

1 lakh sq m land for new waste plant shocks locals
Times of India

Calangute comunidade attorney Anthony D'Souza said, "They have only identified the land. They have not mentioned whose land it is." He claimed the garbage ...

Goa seeks church's help spread message about road safety
Deccan Herald

The department has already sought permission of Archbishop of Goa and Diu seeking his node to distribute pamphlets educating about the safe driving during ...

River rafting this monsoon – Go Goa | Boutique travel in India

Goa, the tiny emerald green stretch of land on the west coast of India is no stranger to Indians or International visitors. It has a unique legacy of tradition and ...


Right-wing group wants song dropped from 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'

Panaji: A right-wing Hindu organisation today demanded removal of a song from the recently-released 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', describing it as 'denigratory'. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has objected to the song 'Havan Karenge' in the movie, saying that the term 'havan' is considered holy in Hinduism.

News Clips from India

India Records Sharp Drop in Poverty Rate
by Anjana Pasricha | July 26, 2013

In India, the government says the percentage of poor people has dropped sharply following strong economic growth during the last seven years. While critics acknowledge that the poverty rate has declined at a rapid pace, they say the Indian government's definition of poverty results in the undercounting of the number of poor.


Canadian Pulse exports to India may remain strong despite rupee
Posted Jun. 21st, 2013 | by Sean Pratt

Read also: Yields could top expectations
Pea and lentil forecasters should pull out their erasers and then pencil in bigger average yield…
Jul. 19th, 2013 | by Sean Pratt

Two developments in India could affect sales to Canada’s largest pulse customer.
 The most immediate is the country’s steadily weakening currency. The rupee is at its lowest point in history compared to the U.S. dollar.


Airports Authority of India (AAI) starts training for satellite-based navigation system
Press Trust of India | New Delhi July 28, 2013

Moving a step closer towards implementation of satellite-based navigation system, Airports Authority of India has started training its staff to familiarise them with GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation system (GAGAN).


India in talks to export natural gas to Pak via pipeline

India is in talks to export natural gas to Pakistan through a pipeline from Punjab to help the country overcome crippling energy shortage. State gas utility GAIL has proposed to lay a 110-km pipeline from Jalandhar to Wagah border via Amritsar to supply natural gas to Pakistan, company Chairman and Managing Director B C Tripathi told reporters here.


Azim Premji to Be Awarded the Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award 2013
PR Newswire | London, July 24, 2013

The Trustees of Asia House are delighted to announce that Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Ltd (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company, will receive the 2013 Asian Business Leaders Award at a gala evening in London on Monday 14 October.


Adm.Gorshkov (to be renamed INS Vikramaditya) achieves key milestone in sea trials

July 29, 2013

New Delhi: The long-delayed aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov achieved a significant milestone when it achieved its top speed of over 30 knots during sea trials in Russia last week.


Launched: Mahindra Centuro
Christopher Chavez

The 110cc feature-packed commuter bike can now be yours for Rs 45,000.

Because, and only because you didn't have enough 110cc commuter bike options in India right now*, Mahindra Two Wheelers have launched the Centuro motorcycle to fulfill India's budget dreams.



+Maria Rubertine D�Souza
Fri Aug 09 12:00:00

Passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late Domenic D'Souza. Sister of Nathaline Britto, Felix D'Cruz and the late Ignatius D'Cruz. Loving mother of Anthony Phillip, George (Isabella), Florie, Martha Menezes (Joachim), Effie Fernandes (George). Adoring gra....  Read more


Tue Aug 06 03:53:32

George Norman De Souza (Ex-Kampala, Uganda) - The family announces with great sorrow his passing in Etobicoke, Ontario Canada on Saturday August 3rd, 2013 at the age of 75. Loving Father of Marian, Jennifer, Bosco (recently deceased) and Doug.  Brother of Charlie, Doris, Nita, Alu  and Dennis. Grandfather of Tina, Richard, Steve, Mike, Dylan, Jaclyn, Nathan, Brittany, Cory and Nick, G....  Read more



Cardinal Oswald Gracias to celebrate Eucharist on Aug 8, 2013 at 7 pm

Cardinal Oswald Gracias will be celebrating the Eucharist on August 8th, 2013 at 7 pm at St Joseph the Worker Parish located at 191 Wade Gate, Thornhill, Ontario L4J 5Y4. Fr. Mario Salvadori, the Parish Priest welcomes all of you to participate in this Eucharistic celebration.


Trip to Martyr’s Shrine on Aug 25, 2013‏
TEGSA Events (torontotegsa@hotmail.com)

TEGSA is pleased to offer our members and guests a GOAN PILGRIMAGE DAY at THE MARTYRS SHRINE in Midland, Ontario on Sunday, August 25, 2013.





Who can attend:
The program will benefit:

  • Anyone who faces stress and who needs and is interested in Stress Management and development of a Positive Life Style.


Events for 2013





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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October 5,  2013
Goan Konkani Group - Tiatr

“To Teomp Uronk Nam”
(Those Were The Day)

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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

Population growth in Canada


Skipping breakfast may increase heart disease risk: study
English.news.cn 2013-07-23

Washington, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Men who reported that they regularly skipped breakfast had a higher risk of a heart attack or fatal coronary heart disease, a U.S. study said Monday.


Eat less for longer life: study

Beijing, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Caloric restrictions have been shown to increase lifespans for mice by nurturing healthy gut microbiota, according to a new find by Chinese scientists.


Poorer Canadians more likely to die younger, report claims
By Derek Abma, Postmedia News | July 18, 2013

Ottawa — Money may not be everything, but a new report from Statistics Canada suggests it can be a matter of life and death — with poorer Canadians more likely to die younger.


Busy Canadians Make Sure to Find Time For Summer Socializing

Canucks in Quebec and BC twice as likely to entertain regularly

Toronto, July 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Despite busy schedules and the demands of the daily work week, Canadians are committed to making time for summer entertaining. According to a recent survey by Molson Canadian Cider, two in five Canucks say they still find time to entertain at least every other week during the summer, with one in five suggesting that they do-so on a weekly basis.


Canada's elderly at high risk of suicide, experts warn
Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Published Monday, July 29, 2013

Toronto --
Studies show that Canada's elderly are at a much higher risk of suicide than adolescents, and there is growing concern among mental health experts that psychological care may be out of reach for most seniors.

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