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Newsletter. Issue 19. September 14, 2013


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Newsline Canada

BYOD - Bring Your Own Device to School

Today's students are already technology leaders. They want to take the technology they use in their daily lives and make it a normal part of their classroom experience. Research tells us that if we reflect this in their learning experiences, we will increase engagement which leads to improved student success.


Alert – Strike Action Affecting Canadian Visa Processing

The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) union is currently taking strike action. PAFSO union members responsible for processing visa applications have been walking out of offices in Canada and overseas without advance notice.


Canada Concerned by Reports of Forced Conversions of Syrian Christians

September 9, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement:

“We are concerned by reports of Christians from the village of Maaloula, near Damascus, being forced to convert to Islam by Syrian rebels allegedly led by al Qaeda-linked fighters.


Visit your children or grandchildren in Canada

Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have a new option for visiting Canada. As of December 1, 2011, you may be eligible to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa – which is valid for up to 10 years and allows an applicant to remain in Canada for up to 24 months at a time without the need for renewal of their status.


Akhilesh Mishra takes over as Indian consul-general in Toronto
By Sunil Rao | Staff Writer

Mishra took up his new responsibilities Aug 27, in departing consul-general Preeti Saran’s place. Saran has since moved on as India’s ambassador to Vietnam.

The newly arrived Toronto mission head pledged to serve the sizeable community of Indian origin here, while exploring new opportunities promoting further bilateral trade.


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


Books Are Dead

From Editorial in Brampton Guardian – August 29, 2013

American inventor Thomas Edison—the man who brought us the phonograph, movie camera and the electric light bulb— predicted that books would become obsolete in schools. That was 100 year ago. He was right. It’s just taking a little longer than the 100 years he predicted for book learnin’ to go the way of the dodo. Then again, Edison was a man ahead of his time.

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Europeans of An Other Colour -- Why the Goans are Portuguese (Ferrao & Fernandes,
By R. Benedito Ferrão & Jason Keith Fernandes | Goanet Reader  |Sat Aug 31, 2013 | &  

August 31, 2013: This article serves as a response to Sir Andrew Green's comment on the alleged misuse of Portuguese citizenship by Indian nationals of Goan origin whom the Daily Star and the Daily Mail have characterized as immigrants who travel to Great Britain to take advantage of it. Green's perspective from a few months ago mirrors prevalent xenophobic views on the rights of immigrants to Europe; hence, the counterpoint offered here hopes to challenge such bias as it will surely continue to be expressed.


Indians of Another Colour, Or why Goans are More than Just Portuguese
Hartman de Souza ( | goanetreader@ | Fri Sep 6 16:16:18 PDT 2013

This guest post by Hartman De Souza is in response to Europeans of An Other Colour --Why the Goans are Portuguese.


Row after Goa official Education Director Anil Powat calls Church schools ‘pampered’
Roger dsouza rdsg2000 at | Fri Sep 6 20:29:47 PDT 2013

The following article is from the First Post and the shocking attack by Education Director Anil Powar's and allegations and attack on Church Schools in Goa is unwarranted. The Governor of Goa and the High Court are requested to look into this matter. Also why is he being given an extension as part of cronyism and neopotism when there are many efficient and educated Goans? Row after Goa official calls Church schools ‘pampered’ by Fwire <> Sep 7, 2013 <>

Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS): A Goa bureaucrat’s comment calling schools run by the powerful Catholic Archdiocese Board of Education (ABE) as “pampered institutions” has triggered controversy and prompted calls for his removal.

People Places and Thingss

Margao Simba wins GSL League Championship, for second year in a row, with an unbeaten run

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It was pretty much obvious, in the pre game warm up that both the reigning champions Margao Simba and Aldona SC, were determined to win their Goan Soccer League game on Friday September 13th at Huron Park Community Centre at Mississauga at 8:00 pm.

Entebbites Brave The Elements For A Reunion
By Armand Rodrigues

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By any measure, Entebbe (Uganda) was only a small town, but it still evokes memories of abiding friendships among the multitude of Goans and others who called it their home-away-from-home for several years. Until they were ingloriously expelled by ingrate Idi Amin, in 1972, they enjoyed a carefree and comfortable lifestyle in a congenial environment, that they thought would never end. To their credit, Entebbites bonded well with each other and emerged as a close-knit community. It is four decades since the expellees landed on Canadian shores. They continue to see their expulsion as a blessing in disguise. After a successful reunion last year, they opted for another this year.

Digital Indians: Ben Gomes
By Soutik Biswas BBC News, Mountain View, California

Ben Gomes' first love was chemistry. (Illustration: Sumit Kumar)

What do you do if you get more than three billion queries a day?

Some links to Goan associations worldwide (cyber-based and real-world)‏
Source: [Goanet-News]



Dutch Invent Gearbox Without Gear

Controlled Rotation System can change automotive and bike industry

BEST, The Netherlands, Sept. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Four Dutchmen invented, developed and patented a gearbox without any gear wheels. Compared to traditional transmissions their revolutionary Controlled Rotation System (CRS) has a simple design, is maintenance free, doesn't require lubricants and saves fuel because it lacks friction between the gears. Therefore it's a sustainable technology.

The inventors from the Eindhoven region expect the new transmission to change the automotive industry on a worldwide scale. The system has no gear wheels, but uses two discs which are powered by a strong belt. With the help of a digital operated hydraulic oil pump and so called slide units the diameter of the discs is increased and decreased, causing acceleration and deceleration, thus providing a different gear.

The Next Generation Car Carriers (Japan) – Capacity 7500 units
Posted on Sep 3rd, 2013

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and shipbuilding companies have reached agreements to build four next generation car carrier vessels.

Participating shipbuilders are Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd and Japan Marine United Corporation, each company to build two vessels, respectively.

News Clips from Goa

Are Goan Catholics Culturally Hindu?

Identity issues are at the fore in current times. Those basing their politics on the identity issues have lot of assertions about who the 'others' are. There is a Click here to read more …

'Goa is no more the land of the content'

“Like a lot of Goans, I too have grown up listening to a lot of Lorna's songs. At the time of making this ad, Sufi music was the trend. I wanted something different. …


Goa state pollution control board cracks whip
Times of India

Panaji: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) on Friday issued show-cause notices to 12 hotels as to why the consent to operate issued to them by the...

Goa begins identifying rogue officials who misused powers
Business Standard

Goa government has begun a process of identifying rogue officials in the state-run industrial development corporation who had during the previous Congress.

CM: Goa will be ready for mining by September end
Times of India
Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday promised that the suspension of mining leases would be revoked, lease agreements signed with mining.

New Delhi: World Goa day celebrated by 'Goenkarancho Ekvot'

New Delhi, Aug 31: The World Goa day was recently celebrated by Goenkarancho Ekvot to promote the Konkani Language, which is Goa's native language.


‘Garbage management is critical challenge before Goa’
Posted: 22 Aug 2013

Disposal of garbage and waste management is “an important and critical” challenge before the State, Goa Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo said Thursday. Wanchoo also said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s assurance to set up three state of the art garbage treatment systems across Goa, would go a long way in making Goa a clean tourism destination. Wanchoo was speaking at a meeting of the Goa State environment protection council meeting held at the Raj Bhavan. ”Disposal of garbage waste management is an important and critical challenge being faced by the Municipal corporation, Municipal councils and Panchayats,” Wanchoo said.


Goa govt debars foreigners from working at beach shacks
PTI Aug 28, 2013, 08.30PM IST

Panaji: Goa Government on Wednesday approved the Beach Shack Policy debarring foreigners from managing or working at these restaurants on beaches, and also extending the renewal period of licences from one to three years.

Mangalore hopes to roof famed Goan basilica
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013, 14:00 IST | Agency: DNA |  M Raghuram

Famed tiles from coast may replace asbestos sheet on roof of Bom Jesus Basilica at Velha.

The Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, which houses the relic of St Francis Xavier. - DNA

With little more than a year to go for the decennial festival of ‘exposition’ of St Francis Xavier’s relic, at the Basilica of Bom Jesus at this beautiful world heritage village about 15 kilometres from the state capital of Panaji, Mangalore is hoping to make this round of the exposition memorable by contributing to the renovation of the roof of the Bom Jesus Basilica which houses the holy relic.


A Conversation With: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar  (
Goanet-News | From Goanet News | By Sambuddha Mitra Mustafi

Pollsters and analysts have been talking about the increasing chances of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.) emerging as the single largest party in India's 2014 national elections, but falling short of the total number of parliamentary seats needed to form a government.

Parrikar backs Modi as PM, claims he was misquoted
IBN Live, New Delhi | 06 September 2013


Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has refuted reports saying that he is opposed to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate. Claiming that he has been misquoted, Parrikar said that he completely backs Modi as the PM candidate.

"Media quoted me irresponsibly, picking up words they wanted to. We strongly support Modi and he is a good administrator. I strongly advocated for Modi in that interview. It's manipulation," Parrikar said.

News Clips from India

Transforming India: Challenges to the World's Largest Democracy
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A nation of 1.25 billion people composed of numerous ethnic, linguistic, religious, and caste communities, India is the world's most diverse democracy. Drawing on his extensive fieldwork and experience of Indian politics, Sumantra Bose tells the story of democracy's evolution in India since the 1950s--and describes the many challenges it faces in the early twenty-first century.


G20 summit takes note of India's commitment to infra reforms

New Delhi: India's commitment to continue with its ambitious infrastructure programme including the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and setting up of two new major ports has been taken note of by G20 at its just concluded St. Petersburg summit.


Improve literacy level to match advanced nations: Prez
Press Trust of India | New Delhi September 08, 2013

India's endeavour should be to bring its literacy rate up to match not only the world average but touch the levels attained by the leading nations, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. "The time has come to put in renewed vigour and concerted efforts to improve our literacy rate. It has been envisaged that by the end of the 12th Plan, we would achieve 80 per cent literacy and also narrow the gender gap from 16 to 10 percentage points.

Goa Shipyard Hands Over Second state-of-the-art Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel to Indian Navy
Posted on Sep 5th,

Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL) on Monday handed over the second state-of-the-art Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) INS Sunayna to the Indian Navy.

Rear Adm (retd) Vineet Bakhshi, VSM, chairman and managing director of Goa shipyard handed over the vessel to Cdr Aftab Ahmed Khan, commanding officer designate of INS Sunayna during a ceremony in Goa, reports the Times of India.


India Takes Possession of First C-17
By Aaron Mehta

Washington — India officially became the latest nation to operate Boeing’s C-17 Globemaster III transport plane, following a transfer ceremony held in Long Beach, Calif.

After the ceremony, an Indian Air Force crew took off from the runway, beginning the C-17’s flight back to India.
“The C-17 will equip the Indian Air Force with amongst the world’s most advanced humanitarian and strategic capabilities,” Air Vice Marshal SRK Nair, India’s assistant chief of Air Staff operations (transport and helicopters), said in a Boeing press release. “We have looked forward to this day when our Indian Air Force flies the first C-17 to its new home in India.”



+Drina Jackson
Mon Sep 23 07:56:52

Drina Jackson (nee Gonsalves/Lafrenais) passed away in Toronto

of a brain aneurism on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 5.30 p.m.

She leaves behind her husband Norbert Jackson, daughters Alison (Murray)

Mitzy (Jean), Petal (Paul) Lillian (Ravi) her son Mark and granddaughter Alyssia

her sisters Doreen, Daisy (Jerome) Daphne (Joe) brothers Denzil (Linda)

Davi....  Read more


+Xavier Roland Almeida
Mon Sep 23 07:54:46

20 Sep:   Adelaide, Aus. XAVIER ROLAND ALMEIDA. ex-Nairobi, Kenya. Died following complications after surgery. He was school teacher/Deputy Head in the former Dr Ribeiro’s Goan School and later Parklands School, in Nairobi and served as Social Secretary at the GI. He was the son of the late Mr and Mrs CFC Almeida of Murida, Cuncolim Goa;   beloved husband of Arlinda an....  Read more


Sat Sep 14 01:15:06

An Appreciation by Norman Da Costa

It’s the lifelong dream of every amateur athlete to represent their country at the Olympic Games. Once getting there each one harbours the thought of standing on the podium with a shiny medal dangling around his or her neck.

Roland Collaco wasn’t any different. Getting to the Olympics in Munich in ....  Read more



Bishop Agnelo Gracias to celebrate Mass in Toronto

Bishop Agnelo Gracias ,Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay, will celebrate mass,
at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
at the Church of St. Lawrence the Martyr.
2210 Lawrence Avenue East,
Scarborough, Ontario M1P 2P9

Bishop Agnelo grew up in Mombasa, Kenya and it will be great if we, especially those of us from Mumbai and Mombasa, could recognize his visit to Toronto by attending this mass. There will be a short reception, after mass, in the church hall downstairs. Please bring some finger food to share.

9th Tiatr Competition at Kala Academy – Goa , 38 participating groups..
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39th Tiatr Competition 2013
Organised by Kala Academy of Goa
Starts Sept. 23 and ends 30th Dec.2013

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Events for 2013





September 24, 2013
55PGA Golden Memories evening at the Cawthra Seniors Centre - enjoy a sumptuous fish curry meal, & entertainment

Call Ruth Remedios - 905 795 8975
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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Saturday, Dec 7, 2013
at 10.30 am
Friends of St.Francis Xavier (Toronto) 13th Annual Feast celebration at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Church,2950 Midland Ave, Scarborough ON, Flyer to follow

Forthcoming Goan Overseas Association (Toronto) Events

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September 21, 2013
G.O.A Canji, Kalchi Kodi Ani Bombil Click for Flyer
September 29, 2013
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September 10 & 24, 2013
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October 06,2013
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December 01,
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Health & Wellness

The Contemporary Temporary

Spotlighting the Expanding Roles of Today's Temporary Workers

Toronto, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - When people hear the words "temporary work," they often think of clerical jobs or seasonal holiday positions. But as business needs have evolved, so has the role of the "temp worker". Temporary financial staffing firm Accountemps has identified a new set of realities for today's temporary workers.


Powering your brain with whole grains as part of high quality diet can lead to better brain health, research says

Healthy Grains Institute (CNW Group/Healthy Grains Institute)

Toronto, Sept. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Think your diet doesn't have much impact on your brain function? Think again. There is a wealth of evidence to show that a healthy balanced diet supports life-long brain health. In fact, scientific evidence indicates that a healthy diet - that includes whole grains, vegetables and fruit - helps maintain brain function, slow memory decline and may help reduce the risk for Alzheimer's1 disease.


Battle over Wireless Devices Heats up on the first day of School

Mississauga, ON, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The controversy over wireless devices in the classroom moves to Peel this morning, Canada's second largest school district. This is the first day of Peel's new policy of B-Y-O-D, encouraging students to "Bring Your Own Device" to class. But some parents, teachers and even doctors are warning against the policy, for health reasons.


Students, instructors forced to seek creative solutions to avoid shelling out big bucks for textbooks

Ottawa, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - As students return to class, costs weigh heavy on the minds of many. Tuition and rent may be the most prominent costs for students, but with a term's worth of textbooks often costing as much as a month's rent, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and Campus Stores Canada (CSC) think it is important to highlight easy ways that government can reduce costs for students, including amending Canada's Book Importation Regulations.


Mortgage essentials for the rookie homebuyer

TD Canada Trust breaks down the financial commitment for first-time buyers

Toronto, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Buying a home is the biggest purchase most Canadians will ever make, and with the high cost of real estate today, understanding the full financial commitment is critical. TD Canada Trust breaks down three key home financing decisions for first-time homebuyers to consider: down payments (20% is the goal), mortgage options (it's not just about the lowest interest rate possible) and accelerated payments (pay down more than you need to).

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