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Newsletter. Issue 24.  November 23, 2013


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Caregivers cautiously await minister’s vow coming to fruition
Written by Evan Boudreau, The Catholic Register | Saturday, 16 November 2013 17:32

Toronto - While pleased the federal government has committed to clearing up the backlog of permanent residency applications through its Live-in Caregiver Program, Faye Arellano is waiting to see the results before she begins to jump with joy.


Fire claims life of woman, 45
By Radhika Panjwani

The fire broke out in a bedroom on the second floor of a house on Carabram Court, near McLaughlin Rd. and Williams Parkway, at around 10 a.m.
Brampton Guardian

A 45-year-old woman is dead after emergency crew pulled her out of a burning house this morning.
Police say foul play is not suspected in her death.  


Minister Alexander addresses community and industry leaders at Startup Canada Day on the Hill

Ottawa, November 21, 2013 — Building on the momentum of the launch of Canada’s Start-Up Visa (SUV) Program earlier this year, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander spoke to members of Canada’s startup community and industry leaders today as part of Startup Canada Day on the Hill.


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


Perception of Goa’s Xenophobia Has Serious International Ramifications
vmingoa at | Fri Nov 15 20:58:33 PST 2013

As truly horrible it was for Goa’s public perception when Nigerians rioted to shut down a national highway on Oct 31, and vigilante Goans then mercilessly beat two hapless foreigners “in retaliation” – with everything caught on camera – related events on succeeding days have only made things worse. Now we’re facing widespread revulsion, and targeted as racist. There is no doubt this tourism season will be impacted, and the damage done has been quite possibly permanent.


Bill Davis sends a barbed message to Tim Hudak
Excerpt from: Hamilton Spectator | By Martin Regg Cohn |Nov 12, 2013

At 84, Bill Davis is getting frail, but he still knows how to send a bracing political message. Beneath his playful Brampton banter lies a withering wit.


Supply Chain Labor - The New Slavery
Posted on GoaNet by Roland Francis | Wed Nov 13 2013

First it was the sheikhdoms in the Persian Gulf. They brought cheap labor for their booming infrastructure-building from India and Pakistan. Then they found it even cheaper to bring from Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Thailand and whichever struggling poor nations that would allow their people to go.


Piety and gullibility too often go together
Fr. William Grimm, Tokyo | Japan | November 18, 2013

When seeking answers on faith rely on Scripture, not on apparitions,” too many Catholics look to visions and private "revelations" for their knowledge of God.

A Japanese Catholic explained how the Church in Japan and his own faith have changed since he was baptized shortly after World War II. Back then, he said, Catholicism was often more focused upon Mary than upon Jesus. Lourdes and Fatima were more a lived part of faith than Galilee and Jerusalem. Devotional practices were Marian. Time at worship, by definition a public communal activity directed toward the Father, was usually given over to private prayer, often the rosary.

People Places and Thingss

Report on the CGCG "Tribute to our Clergy" celebration
By Rudy Fernandes (CGCG member) |
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The Canadian Goan Christian Group (CGCG) successfully organized a "Tribute to our Clergy" celebration on Nov 9, 2013, at St Joseph's Church in Mississauga, Canada, to celebrate the contribution of our "Goan" clergy (including Mangalorean, Anglo Indian and East Indian) in the Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada.


Donating stocks to the Church, charity a 'win-win proposition'
Written by Vanessa Santilli, Catholic Register Special | Saturday, 02 November 2013

Rudy Fernandes has donated stocks to some of his favourite charities, among them the Missionaries of Charity.

Rudy Fernandes has donated stocks to some of his favourite charities, among them the Missionaries of Charity. Rudy Fernandes has donated stocks to some of his favourite charities, among them the Missionaries of Charity. - CNS photo/ Anto Akkara


Peel Art Gallery, Museum, and Archives (PAMA) Commends Goan Archives Canada 2013 Report

Marty Brent, PAMA Acting Manager, Marty Brent writes

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Thank you for asking me to review the report 'Goan Archives Canada Inc., 2009-2013.' Your report does an exemplary job of documenting the work of your committee. Not only has your group safeguarded Goan heritage; you have documented the archival activities generated by that process. This is inspirational to other groups who may wish to embark on similar projects. Your group has taken a particular interest in photographing and documenting the activities of the committee. This ensures that the hard work and dedication of committee members is not forgotten. This is the 'story behind the story'; a very valuable record for the future.


Peel Art Gallery honoured for interactive map and Aboriginal exhibit
Mississauga News | ByPeel Region

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PEEL — On Nov. 7, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) was recognized by the Ontario Museum Association (OMA) for outstanding contributions to the Ontario museum community. PAMA received the Award of Excellence for Innovation and an Honourable Mention for Excellence in Exhibitions at the 2013 Awards of Excellence ceremony in Markham.


Ontario university graduates have highest employment, highest income

Getting jobs related to their field of study: latest government survey

Toronto, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Graduates of Ontario's undergraduate university programs have higher employment rates and higher incomes than those with any other level of education, the latest provincial government survey shows.

News Clips from Goa

Blessed Vaz’s canonization reaches crucial stage

Archbishop Ferrao expressed the hope that it may happen shortly.
Posted on November 19, 2013, 5:30 PM

Panaji: Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao of Goa, Daman and Diu has said that the process for canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz has reached a crucial stage as one of the miracles submitted for his cause has been accepted as worthy of study by the Vatican. The archbishop conveyed the good news to the small gathering during the Eucharistic service celebrated outside the Archbishop's House at Altinho on Monday evening. Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio was present and blessed the statues of Blessed Vaz and Blessed John Paul II that were installed in the compound.


'Goans are literate but they litter most': Francis D'Souza
Mayabhushan mayabhushan at | Wed Nov 20 01:23:22 PST 2013

'Goans are literate but they litter most': Francis D'Souza

Panaji: Goans are literate, but they litter the tourist state with carefree abandon, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has said. D'Souza has been criticised for a leading a 38-member waste management "junket" to Europe that cost nearly Rs.1 crore.


From race issues to a spotlight on crime, cops and local pushers
First published on GoaNet Reader | Sun Nov 17 2013 | By: Pamela D'Mello

On October 31, when some sixty Nigerian nationals erupted in anger at the murder of their compatriot, blocking peak morning hour traffic on National Highway 17, they projected themselves right into the public glare. The state reacted with shock and anger. The blockade was compounded further by lumpen elements in the vicinity rallying around for two further bouts of blockades, this time round demanding police hand over Nigerians to the Goan mob.


Goan residency can be acquired through marriage
Mon, Nov 18 2013. 07 59 PM IST | Shabnum Kajiji

It can also be acquired by birth in Goa, or by virtue of one’s father being born in Goa

I was born and brought up in Goa. My fiancé was also born and brought up in Goa and we are now getting married. Will our marriage be governed by Portuguese Family Law? Also, after marriage will this law be the governing law for succession?
—Sara Lobo

Since two of you were born and brought up in Goa, both of you will be considered to be citizens of Goa as per the provisions of the Portuguese Civil Code of 1867 (the Civil Code).

Small Christian communities (SCCs) meet: 2,000 delegates to live with Goan families
TNN Nov 16, 2013, 01.04AM IST

Panaji: The Goa archdiocese is finalizing all preparations for the first-ever national convention of small Christian communities (SCCs) to be attended by representatives from the country's 140 dioceses from November 19 to 21, in Old Goa.

News Clips from India

Ministry of home affairs order big blow to thousands of Goans
The writer has posted comments on this articleTNN | Nov 23, 2013, 12.45 AM IST

Panaji: The order passed by the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) comes as a big blow to Goa's politicians, their heirs, government officials, big businessmen and thousands of others, who have acquired Portuguese nationality and now face the risk of criminal prosecution for staying in India.


India capable of facing any aggression: Pranab Mukherjee President
: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 20:08

Halwara: Lauding the role of armed forces in guarding the country's sovereignty, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said India is capable of facing any aggression and protecting its interests, though it does not harbour tall ambitions of expanding its borders.


Woman cannot claim right over property of in-laws

New Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) A woman has a right over the property of her husband but she cannot claim a right to live in the house of her parents-in-law, a Delhi court has said.

The court made the observation while dismissing an appeal of a woman, who is a doctor in a government hospital here, seeking right of residence in her mother-in-law's house in which her husband does not have any share.


Google India aims to bring 50 million women online
Author: PTI | Nov 20, 2013

With women comprising just 30 per cent of the online population in India, Internet giant Google today said it aims to help 50 million women in the country go digital in a year. "India has over 200 million Internet users and the number is growing. India is on its way to become the second largest Internet market overtaking US. But, only one-third or about 60 million of the online users are women," Google India MD Rajan Anandan told reporters here.


Govt criticises Goldman Sachs for forecasting Narendra Modi’s victory in 2014 elections
Friday, November 08, 2013, 10:24 | Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: American multinational investment banking firm Goldman Sachs’ recent note on optimism over political change in India has irked Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma.


Indian Navy celebrates silver jubilee of Tupolev 'albatross' fleet
Author: Express News Service | Published Date: Nov 19, 2013

Navy on Monday celebrated the silver jubilee of its long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare planes, Soviet-origin Tupolev Tu-142M, which are based in INS Rajali naval air base at Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu. Considered to be one of the world’s fastest turbo prop aircraft, the Tu-142 or ‘Albatross’, has been the mainstay of the Navy’s maritime reconnaissance function for the last 25 years.




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Quebec Goan Association. – St. Francix Xavier Feast

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the Quebec Goan Association.

We would like to invite you and your family and friends to the St. Francis Xaviers feast. This year the feast is being celebrated on November 30th 2013 at the St. Ignatius of Loyola church, located at 4455 West Broadway in Montreal. The church is beside Concordia University ( Loyola campus ) and the cross street is Sherbrooke St. West.


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

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December 06, 2013
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Health & Wellness

Vegetable oils not as healthy as we think 

In 2009, Health Canada's Food Directorate approved a request from the food industry to apply a heart disease risk reduction claim on vegetable oils and foods ...

Tory plan to cut health and safety is just mean
The Province

The federal government has health and safety responsibilities for more than one million workers - approximately eight per cent of the Canadian workforce...

Diabetes diagnoses jump 70 per cent in Canada between 1998 and ...
Montreal Gazette

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body does not produce enough insulin or it cannot use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that helps change ...

Philanthropy bounces back among wealthy Canadians

Affluent Canadians plan to leave an average of 4 percent of their estates to charitable causes in their wills, according to a new report from BMO Harris Private

Lung cancer kills more Canadians than any other disease, but ...
National Post

Toronto — Lung cancer kills more Canadians each year than any other malignancy, but a national advocacy organization says the disease is an 


New Zealand study finds new health benefits in fruit, vegetables 2013-11-12 11:17:58

Wellington, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- It's long been said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but New Zealand scientists say they have identified exactly what ingredient of fruit and vegetables is so healthy.


Aerobic exercise may improve memory in older adults: study 2013-11-13

Washington, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- U.S. researchers said Tuesday that aerobic exercise may help older adults improve their memory, brain health and physical fitness.


Surroundings influence people’s diet
November 14, 2013

New York, Nov 14 (IANS) How much people eat is influenced by their surroundings like ambience, orders placed by others, reveals a study.

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