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Further improvements to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program - Ensuring Canadians get a first chance at available jobs

Ottawa, Aug. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today announced reforms to strengthen and improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). As announced in Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government of Canada has now implemented a user fee for employers applying for labour market opinions along with new language and advertising requirements for the TFWP.


Brampton organizes free bus tours for newcomers
August, 01, 2013 -

If you’re new to Brampton and looking to familiarize yourself with all the city has to offer, consider taking the popular Newcomers’ Bus Tour— File photo

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For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Brampton has offered free tours for newcomers to Brampton, helping them get familiar with all the City has to offer.


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To facilitate the economic, social, political and cultural empowerment of South Asians by serving as a resource for information, research, mobilization, coordination and leadership on social justice issues affecting our communities.


Unemployment in Canada, July 2013
Excerpts from: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130809/dq130809a-eng.htm

Chart showing unemployment %

Led by declines among youths, employment decreased by 39,000 in July, and the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 7.2%. With this decrease, employment gains have averaged 11,000 per month over the past six months, slower than the average of 27,000 observed during the preceding six-month period.


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Goa Beaches - Quo Vadis?
Tim de Mello timdemello2 at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 7 18:52:30 PDT 2013

The Editor
Navhind Papers and Publications,
Navhind Bhavan, Panaji,
Goa 403001

Dear Sir:

Goa Beaches - Quo Vadis?

I have read in your paper, with dismay, about the illegal sand extraction in Amona. 

I have written many times about this subject and have personally lobbied Chief Minister M Parrikar (during his previous term) on this subject.


Here's How to Really Help India, Mr. Biden
By Joseph D'Souza | July 30, 2013|12:08 pm

Dr. Joseph D’Souza is president of the Dalit Freedom Network and of the All India Christian Council

Let's not mince words: There's a reason the U.S. secretary of state visited India last month and the first American vice presidential visit in three decades is taking place right now. India is the world's largest democracy with the third-largest economy and one of the most powerful militaries. India is an important friend to have, and a robust, stable India is in the free world's best interest.


Is China Shooting Itself in the Foot?
By Henry D’Souza

From his forthcoming publication on: Essays on Contemporary History

When one examines China’s actions particularly along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Himalayas and in the South China Sea, one obtains the impression that China is shooting itself in the foot. To counteract Major General Zhang Zhaozhong’s ‘Cabbage Strategy,’1 of surrounding the Scarborough, Ayungin, and Spratly archipelagos with several layers of Chinese warships and preventing the Philippine Government from protecting these shoals, the latter has, after two decades, welcomed the re-occupation of Subic Bay by the Americans. The Philippine and U.S. governments have started the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercises which includes a US guided-missile destroyer, USS Fitzerald. This seems to be just the start of a confrontation by the world’s two major powers in the South China Sea (SCS) and its environs. We need to explore fully why China’s neighbors are looking to the US for protection. Is it “China bashing,” unnecessary nervousness, or smart chess?


Re-imagining Goa
From Oheraldo August 15, 2013

Opinion piece by Eugene Correia

Ever since Benedict Anderson's book, Imagined Communities, came out in 1983, there has been mixed debate on how elites shape nationalism in multi-ethnic societies. Goan nationalism followed the pattern, with some elites, particularly Tristao Bragança da Cunha, leading the charge. Anderson's thesis maintained that it was the printed word, both literature and media, that produced nationalistic fervour. The anti-colonial writings of the Goan leaders brought the non-elites into the fold of the struggle for freedom, just as the writings of Indian leaders had created the groundswell for pushing out the British.

People Places and Thingss

Goa: A Postcolonial Society between Cultures
Published on May 22, 2013

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Mangalore: The Mangalore-Africa Mission formally inaugurated in Tanzania
By Fr. Onil D’Souza | Bellevision Media Network | Photos from bellvision.com


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Mangalore, 23 July 2013: Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore formally inaugurated “The Mangalore-Africa Mission” at Kifaru, in the Diocese of Same, Tanzania, on 21.07.2013. The Bishop cut the ribbon and opened the main door of the newly built church, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Most Rev. Dr Rogath Kimaryo Bishop of Same Diocese then blessed the Church.


Hydrogen Fuel Closer to Reality
August 02, 2013 | by VOA News

The dream of using hydrogen as a clean fuel source may be a step closer to reality, according to a new scientific report.

A team of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder say they have developed a system that would use sunlight as an energy source to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.


Japan navy unveils biggest warship since WWII
By | AFP | Published August 06, 2013

Japan unveiled its biggest warship since World War II on Tuesday, a $1.2 billion helicopter carrier aimed at defending territorial claims, drawing criticism from regional rival China which accused its neighbour of "constant" military expansion.

The ceremony to showcase the 248-metre (810-feet) vessel came as Shinzo Abe's conservative government, which took office last December, considers ditching the nation's pacifist constitution and beefing up the military.

Japan plans to use the helicopter carrier, named Izumo and expected to go into service in 2015, to defend territorial claims following maritime skirmishes with China, which has demonstrated its own military ambitions in recent years.

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,

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News Clips from Goa

Goa's greenery a problem, says Parrikar
IANS Jul 21, 2013,

Panaji: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that while the state was blessed with "unique beauty", its bountiful environment was turning out to be a problem.

"Goa has unique beauty, but sometimes its beauty is a problem," Parrikar said. He added that "the more green you are, the more stringent the judiciary as well as the union environment ministry becomes towards you".

Enjoying Goa in Monsoon
By Nistha | Published: July 30, 2013

The waterlogged fields and ominous clouds in horizon – the typical Monsoon sight


Goa expects Rs.5000-Rs.6000 crore investment: Parrikar
–Daily News & Analysis

Goa could expect nearly Rs.5,000-6,,000 crore worth of investment with almost 90 companies expressing interest to invest in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. "The proposed investment could be to the tune of Rs.5,000 to Rs.6,000

Goa minister accuses cop for tourism downfall in coastal belt
- Economic Times

Panaji: A ruling BJP minister from Goa has courted controversy by accusing an IPS officer of reducing tourist inflow in the state by raiding rave parties in the coastal belt

Goa to send 16 athletes for Lusofonia Games
– One india

The athletes will arrive in Goa on September 25 and a month's residential coaching camp will be conducted for the selected athletes from September 26 to October 27 at Peddem ground, Mapusa. "Our aim is to secure at least 20 medals. A dope testing

Goa Su-Raj Party condemns arrest
- Times of India

aj Party has condemned the "arbitrary arrest" of tiatrist Francis de Tuem alleging that in the present regime, such action on the part of the police is not surprising. Floriano Lobo said in a statement that 'In a democratic set up

Goa casinos to strike windfall in rupee loss
- Times of India

for the gambling havens of Goa. Casino officials say a rupee freefall means more bang for the buck for dollar-tourists in India but the real big spenders are bulge-bracket desis who now

Global Goa: The world on a plate
- Times of India

Panaji: Try to imagine Indian food without chilies. We produce, consume and export far more than any other country ” more than 30% of global supply ” but the fact is chilies were unknown in the subcontinent until they first introduced from South


Anglers make Sanguem parish celebration special at the Our Lady of Miracles Church, Sanguem.
August 16, 2013 | Team Herald | bureau@herald-goa.com

SANGUEM: An ‘Indian Rite Mass’ based on Indian customs and a unique fishing competition were among the activities conducted at the Our Lady of Miracles Church, Sanguem, to mark Independence Day on Thursday.

In the morning, the Miracles Parish Youth of Sanguem organised an ‘Indian Rite Mass’ based on Indian Customs at Our Lady of Miracles Church, Sanguem at 11 am. Vicar General of Pilar Society Fr Hillary Fernandes was the main celebrant at the largely attended mass.

A Goan House in Harmony With Nature Wall Street Journal (blog)


Owner Anjali Mangalgiri and her husband bought a piece of land in Aldona village in Goa in 2010. They began construction in 2011 and spent about two years

News Clips from India

India’s Fragmented Society Was Once a Melting Pot
2013-08-08 | Moorjani et al., Am J Hum Genet (2013)

Mix and then match. Ancient Indians from the north (ANI) and south (ASI) of India first intermarried widely and then began sticking to their own groups.

“In India we celebrate the commonality of major differences,” wrote the celebrated author Shashi Tharoor about his native country. “We are a land of belonging rather than of blood.” Indeed, India’s 1.24-billion-strong population is one of the world’s most diverse, with 700 ethnic and language groups and possibly many more, depending on how they are counted.

India Launches first indigenous Aircraft Carrier

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India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday, making an entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size and capability.


Indian Navy’s Arihant nuclear submarine reactor activated; PM calls it giant stride
Saturday, August 10, 2013,

New Delhi: India has activated the atomic reactor on board INS Arihant, a development that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described as a "giant stride" in the progress of the country's indigenous capabilities.  Sources said the nuclear reactor on Arihant was made critical on Friday night and the submarine was on its own power now. They said activation of nuclear reactor was "a major landmark" in making the submarine operational. Sources added the submarine would undergo extensive sea trials before being made operational.


Sri Lanka's capital tense after Buddhist mob attacks mosque
English.news.cn 2013-08-11

Colombo, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- A section of Sri Lanka's capital remained tense after a mosque was attacked by a group led by Buddhist priests, an official said here on Sunday in another standoff between the two communities.


Tata Motors to create 1,000 jobs at JAGUAR LAND ROVER plant in UK
By PTI | 11 Aug, 2013,

London: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JAGUAR LAND ROVER) is considering a major expansion plan at its UK factory which could create as many as 1,000 jobs.


Hyundai on a journey to drive 'Made in India' car
Published on Deccan Chronicle (http://www.deccanchronicle.com)

Hyderabad: Korean auto major Hyundai is aiming to develop cars from the scratch in India, which is its second biggest global market after China, in its bid to strengthen position in the country.

The company, which will launch a new compact car Grand i10 next month in the market, is hoping to cater markets similar to India with such products which will be designed and developed here.




Let’s Bring Goan Youth Back!

The Canadian Goan Christian Group is holding a discussion & workshop session to explore the efforts of drawing Goan young adults back to the Church.

Toronto Mela 2013

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Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) with the support of City of Toronto proudly presents its second annual “Toronto Mela” on the 07th of September 2013 at Albert Campbell Square (located outside Scarborough Town Centre RT Station). Toronto Mela 2013 is an attempt to gather South Asians communities to rejoice the cultural diversity in Toronto. This event is expected to gather thousands of residents across the GTA to celebrate a wonderful evening of South Asian cultural dance, music, performing arts, and delicious cuisine. In addition, many vendors are participating in the Toronto Mela 2013 to promote their products and services to the attendees.


6th Know Goa Programme 2013

All the Goan Overseas Associations,

The Government of Goa, Department of NRI Affairs, headed by Dr. Wilfred Menezes Mesquita, Commissioner for NRI Affairs is pleased to inform that the 6th Know Goa Programme formulated for the benefit of Goan Diaspora Youth who are not Indian nationals and have had no opportunity to discover their roots in Goa and in India, is scheduled to be held from November 24 to December 09, 2013.

Canorient Yearbook Pictures

40th Anniversary Edition

In preparation for our upcoming 40th Anniversary we will be creating a 40th Anniversary Album.
We want ALL our members to participate and be part of his great milestone. This is a great opportunity to get a beautiful family portrait (yours free with compliments of IPC).


11th year goes strong for Miss Pakistan World

Toronto, Aug. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Miss Pakistan World will be held for the 11th year in Toronto, Canada. President of the company Touchgate Global Inc. that organizes the 2 events, Sonia Ahmed said that the competition has been going strong and that this year will mark its 11th successful year. Ahmed also established Mr. Pakistan World in 2011 and Mrs. Pakistan in 2007.


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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December 06, 2013
at 6pm
55 PGA Christmas Dance
3045 Southcreek Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X2X7
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Forthcoming Goan Overseas Association (Toronto) Events

Date Organization Event Links
September 21, 2013
G.O.A Canji, kalchi Kodi Ani Bombil Click for Flyer
September 29, 2013
G.O.A Family Singalong Click for Flyer
September 10 & 24, 2013
G.O.A Employment Workshops Click for Flyer
October 06,2013
G.O.A Run for the Cure Click for Flyer
December 01,
G.O.A Feast of St. Francis Xavier Click for Flyer

Health & Wellness

'Learn self-discipline' and 'master time management' top list of advice from surveyed post-secondary students to their past selves

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Back-to-School survey highlights differences between high school and post-secondary students when it comes to computer use for soft skills and academics

Toronto, Aug. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - If they could go back in time, 27 per cent of college and university students surveyed would tell their younger selves to boost their self-discipline skills, and another 26 per cent would advise improving time management skills in order to be successful beyond high school, according to a study released today by Intel Canada. It is good advice since students at all levels report feeling they are lacking in these essential areas - and that they are experiencing higher levels of anxiety as they advance in their education.


Long Life - The Latest Threat to Pension Finances

New mortality study highlights risks of increasing life expectancy

Toronto, Aug. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - It's official — not only are Canadians getting older, we're also living longer. Last week, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) released a draft set of updated mortality tables, used by actuaries to measure pension plan liabilities, or the amount of money needed to pay current and future pensioners. According to the study results, which are based on a review of recent pensioner mortality rates and future life expectancy improvements anticipated by the study's authors, the life expectancy of a 60 year old male today has increased by 2.9 years (from 24.4 to 27.3 years) compared to pension mortality tables currently in use. The life expectancy of a 60 year old female has increased by 2.7 years (from 26.7 years to 29.4 years).


Busting belly fat and love handles in Europe — now in Canada!

Innovative fitness product launching this week

Toronto, Aug. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The official North American launch of the Slim Belly System is taking place this week at the 20th Anniversary of canfitpro, Canada's largest International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show. Members of the public and fitness professionals from around the globe will get the opportunity to test this innovative exercise aid at the tradeshow.
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Money Lessons: undergrads say their budgets did not make the grade

Hindsight really is 20/20, and a majority of experienced undergrads admit they would have managed their finances differently if they could go back and do it again. This is for you, freshmen: six tips worth writing down before starting school this fall. (CNW Group/TD Canada Trust)

-TD Canada Trust offers freshmen advice on how to lock down an "A" in money management-

Toronto, Aug. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Student debt can quickly escalate in a number of different ways, like dipping into the semester's food budget for a Spring Break vacation or withdrawing cash from a credit card to pay the rent. According to research from TD Canada Trust, 38% of undergraduate students wished they had stuck to a budget during school, and 43% said they wished they had curbed spending on discretionary items like nights out with friends, gadgets and coffee. Quick-fix approaches to spending can have implications that linger for decades, so it is essential that freshmen put their best financial foot forward from day one.

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