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US debt ceiling issue to hurt global economy: IMF chief
Posted on October 4, 2013, 9:06 AM

The US federal government lurched into the first shutdown in 17 years after the Congress failed to pass a spending bill by Monday's midnight deadline.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief warned Thursday that if US Congress failed to raise the government's borrowing authority, it would seriously damage both the US as well as the global economy.


Obama says he is "hugely impressed" by Pope Francis
Posted on October 4, 2013, 1:22 PM

Praise for the pope's humility and "incredible sense of empathy"

President Obama has been “hugely impressed” by Pope Francis’s public statements.

It’s “not because of any particular issue” but because “he seems somebody who lives out the teachings of Christ,” Obama said in an interview Wednesday with CNBC.


Council of Cardinals Begin Meeting in Rome; Cardinal Gracias of India among the Eight
01 October,2013

Vatican City: Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, briefed journalists today on the first of three meetings of the Council of Cardinals set to begin tomorrow.

The council is composed of Cardinals Giuseppe Bertello, president of the Governorate of Vatican City State; Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Chile, Chile; Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, India; Reinhard Marx, archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany; Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, archbishop of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; Sean Patrick O'Malley O.F.M. Cap., archbishop of Boston, USA; George Pell, archbishop of Sydney, Australia; Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in the role of coordinator; and Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, Italy, in the role of secretary.


John XXIII and John Paul II To Be Canonized on April 27th 2014 in Rome
01 October,2013

Vatican City: In the first consistory that he has convened, Pope Francis has announced that the canonization of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII will be held on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 in Rome.


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India embraces the Welfare State
02 Oct 2013 13:12 | By: Shashi Tharoor

Legislative endeavours by the government may have wide popular appeal, but skepticism suggests politics are at play.

Shashi Tharoor is a former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and UN Under-Secretary General. "The Food Security Act] would... abolish the risk of starvation and malnutrition in a land where too many have gone hungry for too long, writes Tharoor [AFP]


Letters to the Editor, Toronto Star
Inequality status quo not an option

Mon Oct 07 2013

Re: Toronto can’t just stand still, Editorial Oct. 1

The Toronto Community Foundation’s 2013 Vital Signs Report confirms our deep disappointment that “Toronto is increasingly divided between the rich and poor and too many of us are falling behind.” Not just Toronto that is in peril here — so is the rest of the GTA.


Neighbours - But Foes On And Off The Field
By Norman Da Costa

The most prominent Goan clubs in Nairobi, Kenya, were separated by less than a mile. But that’s about as close they ever got as there was no neighbourly love displayed by either the Goan Institute or Railway Goan Institute when their teams met on the sports field.

People Places and Thingss

Goan is chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh
Oct 3, 2013, 07.00 AM IST

Panaji: The first chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh was Ron Noronha, a Goan. Fifty years later another Goan, Anthony de Sa, has assumed charge of the top post in MP administration. Noronha had also served as the first civilian administrator of Goa after its liberation.

Speaking to TOI from Bhopal de Sa said, "In a democracy the bureaucracy does not have separate priorities, but the priorities of the administration are to implement the government's policies. As the head of the administration, it is my duty to provide clean and effective administration. The administration is the vehicle through which development and services are delivered to the people."

Splash of fall Colours Impresse Westend Seniors’ Club visiting Agawa Canyon
By Armand Rodrigues
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It is ironical that we travel far and wide to appreciate nature’s wonders without a thought for the gems that lie on our own doorsteps. In Canada, we are blessed with natural phenomena that can compare with the best anywhere. One such occurrence is the seasonal show of vibrant colours that leaves present us with. Nearer home, a vantage destination to witness this unfolding spectacle is Algonquin Park. For the more-adventurous, a trip, on a grander scale, is to Agawa Canyon. Getting there is as exciting as the destination itself. A clutch of members of the Westend Seniors’ Club can attest to this.

A Musical Evening – September 29, 2013.

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In collaboration with Canorient Christian Association, this was TEGSA’S first venture into big time entertainment and, by all accounts a roaring success.

Book Review- Jesuit Heritage in Goa

Whitewash, Red Stone And The Jesuit Heritage
Blog by Dale Luis Menezes | First published Sunday, 5 February 2012

The Society of Jesus has come a long way from the time the first Jesuit missionary had landed on the shores of Goa. Taking an initiative into scholarly work, the Jesuits, right from the start have actively compiled dictionaries/grammars for Konknni as well as other languages. Involving themselves actively in the spread of Christianity, among other things, required the construction of churches and chapels. A new book on the Jesuit-built churches in Goa (thank you, Francisco “Xik” Dias of Dramapur for gifting me your copy!) gives one the impression that throughout the five centuries that the order has been here, the Jesuits have been as busy as the bees.


Re-published on GoaNet

In a certain generation not too long ago, if you said Dhobitalao, you meant Little Goa.

In Toronto, Canada where I live, there is little Italy, little Greece, little Portugal, little India and even, just outside of Toronto, an entire suburb (officially called Brampton) known as Khalistan, where all the Sardars live. Brampton used to be a farming area populated by whites, until the Sardars moved in. Now it is a place which abounds in Punjabi samosas, sarson-ka-saag and 'lawyers' who 'help' you with settling personal injury car accident claims. But you will not find any little Goa.


‘To Teomp Uronk Nam’ excellent tiatr by Jr Menezes
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I enjoyed anexcellent tiatr today Oct 5th in Toronto. It was the tiatr ‘To Teomp Uronk Nam’ directed by Jr. Menezes and produced by Steve Fernandes. Jr. Menezes was hilarious as Gasper the matchmaker.


Ratan Tata inducted into National Academy of Engineering in US

Washington, Oct 7, 2013, (PTI): Leading industrialist Ratan Tata has been inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the US for his outstanding contributions to industrial development in India and across the world.

Besides Tata, eight Indian-Americans have been inducted into the institute, considered among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Tata, the 75-year-old chairman emeritus of the Tata Group, has been inducted as a Foreign Associate.

Egypt aims for revolution in desert farming
Leyland Cecco and Michael Fox | Last Modified: 02 Oct 2013 14:45

Water scarcity prompts farmers to use an ancient technique in pursuit of sustainable agriculture.

Aquaponics is considered a boon for sustainability but its high cost is problematic [Leyland Cecco/Al Jazeera]

Cairo, Egypt -The hazy desert that extends from the outskirts of Cairo has become the unlikely scene of another revolution that has the potential to transform Egypt - and it is green.

News Clips from Goa

Goa legislative assembly congratulates Anthony De Sa,& Mary D'Souza Sequeira
Times of India

Panaji: The assembly on Wednesday congratulated two Goan achievers-Anthony De Sa, recently posted as chief secretary, Madhya Pradesh, whose family is originally from Divar; and Mary D'Souza Sequeira, recently bestowed the prestigious Dhyand Chand award by the central government for past accomplishments in athletics and whose family is from Aldona. They will serve as beacons of inspiration to Goan youth, legislators held.


NRI issues to be taken up at Delhi meet
Oct 7, 2013, 04.30 AM IST

Panaji: Goa NRI commission will take up various issues concerning people of Goan origin in the sixth consultative meeting convened by the ministry of overseas Indian affairs with the state governments, next month in Delhi. One of the important issues that will be highlighted is about Goans who migrated from Pakistan to Canada and other places, after the partition.


Goa government collects Rs 186 crore as land conversion fees

Panaji: The Goa government has collected Rs 186 crore as fees for converting land occupied by rejected mining ore, from agricultural to non-agricultural purposes, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Panaji today.

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Parrikar told reporters here that an additional Rs 100 crore would be collected from mining lease holders who would have to convert their land to non-agricultural purpose, since iron ore has been stacked on it.

2,200 Goans get foreign passports, deleted from electoral rolls
Source: TNN | Oct 3, 2013, 04.36 AM IST

Panaji: At the ongoing summary revision of Goa's electoral rolls, 2,200 voter names have been deleted from the state's electoral records as these Goans have acquired citizenships in other countries. Joint chief electoral officer at Goa office of the chief election commission Narayan Navti, said that the number has gone up over the last couple of years.


FIR against two former Goa CMs in illegal mining case 
Deccan Herald

FIR against two former Goa CMs in illegal mining case. Panaji, [Oct 7, 2013] , (IANS) : Two former chief ministers of the Congress, a senior NCP leader and former forests and mines officials department were Monday booked in an illegal mining case by the …

Alina Saldanha confirms tiger presence in Goa's wildlife
Zee News
Panaji: Goa Forest minister Alina Saldanha has confirmed the presence of tigers in the state wild even as Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been a bit reluctant to declare Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary as a tiger reserve.

Proper system 'must' to regulate iron ore mining in Goa: SC
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said there should be a proper system in place to regulate mining and other related activities in Goa where iron ore extractions in 90 mines had been banned by it following the report of a panel that said illegal …

Indo-US wargames 'Exercise Shatrujeet' being held in Goa
Economic Times

New Delhi: Indian and American troops are practising amphibious war manoeuvres in Goa as part of efforts of the two countries to build strong ties between their armed forces…

Govt to 'manage' Pak property in Goa

Panaji, Oct 5 (PTI): Goa government has listed 122 properties owned by Pakistani nationals in the state and taken over their management while proposing to collect rent from their occupiers. The list, submitted to Union Ministry of Home affairs by the …

Exempt state from sand mining ban, Goa to NGT
Times of India

Panaji: The state government in its affidavit filed before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has requested the court to exempt Goa from the ban on sand extraction as an effective regulatory mechanism for sand removal has been put in place. …

Goa's demographic decline: Challenges and consequences
Times of India

Two seemingly disparate reports released earlier this week, converge in pointing to a troubling new direction with important implications for Goa's future.

Only 24000 earn a living as cultivators in
Times of India

Panaji: Of Goa's total population of 14 lakh, 5,77,248 make up its worker population and of these a very negligible number is that of cultivators and agricultural workers, according to the latest Census 2011 data released by the directorate of census operations, Goa. …

Goa: Lowest number of children, second largest aged population
Times of India

Panaji: Goa has the second largest proportion of 'old dependency' population in the country with 11.2% of its population aged 60 years and above, according to the latest census 2011 data released by the directorate of census operations, Goa.  …

Lessons from Nairobi attack? A warning for Goa
Times of India

Hearts sank across India this week, as scenes of the horrific terrorist assault on Nairobi's Westgate Mall filtered onto our television and computer screens. 

News Clips from India

India intends to extend on arrival visa for 40 countries

New Delhi, Oct 6, 2013 (PTI): India intends to extend visa on arrival facility to tourists from 40 more countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a move which will make the country a more tourist friendly destination and promote foreign exchange earnings.

The Planning Commission has called a high-level meeting of different ministries and National Security Advisor on Monday to deliberate on the feasibility of the move.


Hope Nawaz Sharif will keep promise: President
2013-10-05 19:00:00

Istanbul: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has said his country appreciates the positive gestures towards India by new Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but he needed to live up to his promises on controlling terrorism if there was to be progress on normalisation of ties between the countries. In an interview to Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman, the president, who began a visit to Turkey Saturday, ...

Indian and Pakistan: Back to square one
2013-10-05 16:40:00

New Delhi: Reports of a perceptible increase in infiltration along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and the audacious attack at Kathua and Samba have considerably raised the security threshold of the state. The Indian Army continues to be engaged in a grim encounter against 35-40 terrorists attempting infiltration and ingress into Indian territory in the Karen sector of Kupwara. Unconfirmed ...


Pakistan's gift to Gujarat Jesuits: 14 Jesuits from one town, one school
By: Fr. Vally de Souza S.J. | Published 8 September 2012
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Pakistan's gift to Gujarat Jesuits: 14 Jesuits from one town, one school

To while away the hours on a sleepless night, I began to total up the contribution of fourteen Jesuits from Karachi to the growth of the then nascent Gujarat Jesuit Region beginning in the early 1930s. It would have been an impossible task to try to evaluate it.


Toilets over temples: Is Modi stooping to conquer?
2013-10-06 05:30:00

To most people's surprise, Narendra Modi has declared that we should build toilets before temples. Considering that India has one of the worst sanitation records, the double-message is well targeted


'India keen to finalise commercial deal for remaining Kudankulam’s Russian Nuclear reactors'
Source: IANS | Sat, Oct 05, 2013 22:10 hrs

Moscow, Oct 5 (IANS) India has said it is keen to clinch commercial agreements for the Russian reactors for the third and fourth units of the Kudankulam nuclear power in Tamil Nadu and has welcomed Moscow evincing interest in joining the TAPI gas pipeline project.


Kerala on canvas enthrals at French travel fair
Sat, Oct 05, 2013 22:10 hrs

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 (IANS) Kerala Tourism presented the natural beauty of 'God's Own Country' on canvas at the International French Travel Mart (IFTM) at Paris.

"The interest about Kerala among French travellers was tremendous and if the massive response is any indication, we are going to witness an impressive increase in tourist arrivals from France," said Tourism director S. Harikishore.



+Olive Helen D'SILVA
Thu Oct 24 12:00:00

D'SILVA, Olive Helen - With deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of dearest Olive on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at North York General Hospital, in her 104th year. Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Dearest mother to Gerald (late Eleanor), Ralph (Ninette), Marina (Edmund), Neville (late Florence, Joyce) and Christine (Winston). Loving grandmother to Laila, Kevin (Kim), Valerie, Karen (Je....  Read more


+Tony D'Souza
Thu Oct 24 12:00:00

Tony D'Souza passed away on Monday, 14 October 2013 at the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead.

- A Mass will take place on Friday, 25 October 2013 at 12.00 hrs at Our Lady of Dolours, 4 Egerton Gardens, Hendon, London NW4 4BA

- There will be a reception after Mass at the Function Room, 10 Church Rd, Hendon, London NW4 4EA (entrance to the upstairs Function Room is by the side of t....  Read more


+ RODRIGUES, Mathew (a.k.a. Romeo) Leo
Tue Oct 22 09:18:29

May 3, 1942 to October 19, 2013

Beloved Husband of Maureen (nee Almeida), loving Father of Mark (Elke) and Michelle (Cedric), loving Grandfather of Adelaide, Noah, Rebecca, Jeremy and Ashley, dear Brother of Bernard (Georgina), Nelson, Isabella (the late Terrance), and the late Anthony, dear Brother-in-law of Brian (Greta), Marilyn (Robert) and the late Clefron, dear Uncle of Charmaine ....  Read more



Tanzanite Goans -Annual Community Memorial Mass - Sat Nov 02, 2013
From Claude Fernandes

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Event of the Season - 55PGA Christmas Dance Dec. 6th. 2013

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Events for 2013





November 9, 2013
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Canadian Goan Catholic Group A Tribute to Our Clergy
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December 06, 2013
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55 PGA Christmas Dance
3045 Southcreek Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X2X7
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Saturday, Dec 7, 2013
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Friends of St.Francis Xavier (Toronto) 13th Annual Feast celebration at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Church,2950 Midland Ave, Scarborough ON, Click for Flyer

Forthcoming Goan Overseas Association (Toronto) Events

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December 01,
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Health & Wellness

Vegetables that can kill cancer cells

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Canadian supermarket chains put their chips on healthier foods for growth
Waterloo Region Record

Toronto — After years of relentless price wars, Canadian supermarket chains are experimenting with fresh ideas to fend off a new competitive threat, food stores for the health conscious.


The Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 625 with 41 megapixel sensor arrive in Canada

Revolutionizing the smartphone camera and big-screen experience 

Toronto, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Nokia announced that the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Nokia Lumia 625 are available to Canadians. The Lumia 1020 sets a new benchmark in smartphone imaging, boasting a second generation 41 megapixel sensor. Unlike any smartphone in the market today, it reinvents zoom, enabling people to discover more detail than the eye can see. With Nokia's innovative PureView technology, including Optical Image Stabilization, the device is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera. The Lumia 625 combines a large 4.7-inch screen and high-speed 4G LTE Internet access to bring a premium entertainment and communication experience at a very affordable price.


Great Lakes dying a “death by a thousand cuts”

A team of both Canadian and American scientists has released a comprehensive map identifying the greatest environmental stressors on the Great Lakes.

“The lakes face many different problems that would not necessarily be fatal on their own, but they can combine to create major declines in ecosystem condition,” said Jan Ciborowski, a biologist at the University of Windsor and one of the few Canadians who contributed to the environmental stress map, created by the Great Lakes Environmental and Assessment and Mapping Project (GLEAM). In other words, the Great Lakes are dying a “death by a thousand cuts,” according to another researcher involved in the project, who was also quoted in a recent report.

Stop grocery bag contamination, Health Canada urges
Health Canada is reminding you to take steps to prevent cross-contamination of foods when shopping with reusable grocery bags and bins. As an environmental ...

Health of immigrants hampered by confusion, lack of co-ordination ...
Hamilton Spectator
Canada's health-care system is failing our country's newcomers, say those on the front lines of delivering health services to Hamilton immigrants. Local research ...

Canada Opens A $1 Billion Market For Marijuana

Health Canada, the federal government public health agency, estimates that next year, legal weed will cost approximately $7.60 per gram, compared to today's ....

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