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Newsletter. Issue 04. February 15, 2014


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Travellers to benefit from Canada’s shift to multiple-entry visas
Source: Office of Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister

Multiple-entry visas make it easier for travellers to visit Canada

February 3, 2014 — Ottawa — Visitors to Canada will automatically be considered for a multiple-entry visa, starting on February 6, 2014. Multiple-entry visas allow qualified visitors to come and go from Canada for six months at a time for up to 10 years without having to reapply each time.


New citizenship rules target fraud, foreign terrorism
By Susana Mas, CBC News Posted: Feb 06, 2014

Longer residency required for would-be citizens, immigration consultants face greater scrutiny

The Canadian government is proposing sweeping changes today in what is being called "the first comprehensive reform to the Citizenship Act in more than a generation."


Pope warns against 'charity that costs nothing' in his message for Lent

In his speech to mark the start of the Lent season, Pope Francis focused on poverty. He detailed his mission to have a Church that is poor, and for the poor.


UN child abuse report puts Vatican under global scrutiny
Posted on February 6, 2014, 1:39 PM

Scathing report prompts cries for zero tolerance, but Vatican insists progress has been made.

Vatican City: The UN's damning report on the Vatican's handling of child sex abuse cases has turned up the pressure on the Church to convince a sceptical international community it has adopted a zero-tolerance approach.


Canada likely to have new saints before year's end, Jesuit says
Written by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service | Monday, 03 February 2014 12:55

Three key figures in the establishment of the Catholic Church in Canada and in Brazil, including Blessed François de Laval (pictured), are likely to be declared saints before the end of the year. - Image by J. G. Bourinot

VATICAN CITY - Three key figures in the establishment of the Catholic Church in Canada and in Brazil are likely to be declared saints before the end of the year, said a Jesuit who is helping prepare the material needed for their canonizations.


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Canada Changes
Posted on Goanet | By: Roland Francis | Sun Feb 9 2014

See also Toronto Star Article
Citizenship reforms a serious threat to rights of all Canadians

About 50 years ago immigration policy was based on whites only entry. Then Pierre Trudeau whose international fame matched his domestic popularity changed it forever.


What if Narendra Modi becomes Indian premier?
Posted on February 9, 2014,  By Fr. Cedric Prakash sj

Four myths about India's leading prime ministerial candidate.

Ahmedabad: As a Christian and particularly a Jesuit priest, I take stands and believe that while being open to dialogue and reason, one has to be unequivocal about what one stands for. So, I take a stand against politicians or political parties that are sectarian, corrupt, casteist and above all those who indulge in the criminalization of society.


China beats us (India) in the corruption game, but a new crackdown is on. What’s it about?
By T J S George | Published: 02nd February 2014 06:00 AM

Chinese media is full of reports about action being taken against corrupt officials. If it’s any consolation, their punishment of the guilty and our non-punishment have the same effect: Corruption goes merrily on. New President Xi Jinping appears to be more serious about fighting corruption than his predecessors were. He is no crusader in the Arvind Kejriwal mould. Also, given the size of the country and the deep roots of corruption, his chances of success are as unpromising as Kejriwal’s.


Latest Goan play on parental woes has message for Mumbai
February 12, 2014 | By Nelson Pereira

Mumbai: I was always a Bollywood film buff of the retro variety, but never a theatre connoisseur. But after watching play after play brought to Mumbai by the numerous theatre groups in Goa, I am hooked to the stage and its various attractions. Films take you into the realm of myth and fantasy, while theatre keeps one grounded and rooted to reality. While Goa beckons you constantly with its pristine beaches and susegaad (laidback) lifestyle, it also sends out messages of honesty, family and societal values through dynamic theatre troupes when they come to showcase their talent and acting skills in Mumbai. It goes a long way in revolutionising attitudinal paradigms in society. One can even say that it a mirror to society.

People Places and Thingss

Bernadette D'Souza is 1st Goan judge in US

Quepem: She was born in Quepem, in a village called "Vhoddlem Bhat", schooled in Goa and graduated from Bombay University. She married a neurologist based in the United States and moved there in 1978. Ten years after the birth of her three children she joined law school in America and, when she returned to Goa earlier this month, Bernadette D'Souza was the toast of Quepem. She is after all the first Indian American judge from Goa in the US. D'Souza is serving as the first permanent family court judge in New Orleans, America, a court where cases relating to custody, child support, spousal support, divorce, settlement and partition of community property and domestic violence come up. "A lot of cases come from protection orders for woman and children," D'Souza, who took charge on February 2, 2012, told STOI.


Tambdi Mati (The Goa Review) Issue No 2: February 2014
Frederick FN Noronha | fredericknoronha at | Thu Feb 6 09:38:05 PST 2014

Tambdi Mati (Literally means: "The Red Soil")

* Journeys: Guest Editorial
Isabel de Santa Rita Vás, Guest Editor


Idi Amin's son discusses xenophobia
Vivek Menezes,TNN | Feb 10, 2014,

Just last week, a fascinating apology to Indians appeared in Uganda's 'The Independent' magazine.

An article entitled 'Xenophobia against Ugandans in India' led with "Uganda has had a long undercurrent of strained relations with the Asian community", then Hussein Lumumba Amin went on to write "I would like to hereby apologize on behalf of the Amin family for any undue suffering Asians have had to bear during the historic events of 1972 that saw thousands of Asians flee". The writer urged "Asian community leaders to publicly recognize...submerged causes of tension and also offer some apology to the millions of Ugandans who know there is a problem" regarding relations between the two peoples.


Indian Americans Save Most for Children's College Education
By Arun Kumar | AP - Washington | Published: 02nd February 2014 10:36 AM

Indian Americans, who have the highest income among America's multicultural groups, save much of their higher household income for their children's college education, according to a new study.

In India, would-be Microsoft CEO showed inquisitive streak
By Sumeet Chatterjee | Mumbai Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:55am EST

Satya Nadella, executive vice president, Cloud and Enterprise, addresses employees during the One Microsoft Town Hall event in Seattle, Washington in this July 11, 2013 photo made available to Reuters on January 30, 2014.
Credit: Reuters/Microsoft/Handout

(Reuters) - In his university days in India, Satya Nadella, likely the next chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp, was a relentless questioner.


Plug-in vehicles set to lead the e-vehicle race, finds KPMG Survey

KPMG's 2014 Automotive Executive Survey reveals trends impacting a fast-evolving market

Toronto, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Plug-in hybrids are forecasted to win the race among e-vehicles to produce cleaner, more efficient vehicles, according to the 15th annual Global Automotive Executive Survey. The Global Automotive Executive Survey is KPMG International's annual assessment of the current state and future prospects of the worldwide automotive industry.

News Clips from Goa

Church backs Parrikar, says Goa Carnival not religious festival

The week-long Carnival begins on March 1.
The influential Roman Catholic Church here has come to the rescue of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been criticised by his political opponents for insisting that Goa's most popular festival of merriment, the Carnival, has nothing to do with religion. After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief minister, known for his proximity to his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi, created a stir earlier this month by announcing a five-day budget session coinciding with the week-long Carnival, Goa's most well-known festival, Parrikar went a step further: "Is it Diwali, Dussehra or Christmas? Technically, everyone is opposed to the Carnival. It is only happening because of tourism. Even the Church opposes Carnival," Parrikar said at a press conference, refusing to reconsider the dates of the session.


Goans must take up job opportunities in Goa: Deputy CM
Times of India

Margao: Admitting that the state government had a lot to do to improve investor sentiment in Goa as far as attracting new industries is concerned, deputy chief minister Francis D'Souza said there were jobs available in Goa and urged Goans to make most of such opportunities...

Hotels With History in Goa, India
New York Times

Half an hour before our plane touched ground in Goa, a crew member announced that we would be turning around and flying back to Mumbai. It was the middle of monsoon season, and the rain and lightning had grown so heavy, the pilot no longer thought it safe to land. I’m not sure what metrics led the flight crew to change their minds, because heavy rain and lightning are exactly what we lurched through when, moments later, our plane began its jarring descent to India’s good-time state....

Russian media flays Goa govt over Music fest fiasco
Times of India

Panaji: Even as the Russian embassy awaits an apology from the state government, the Russian media has gone to town about the Goa government's last-minute denial of permission to conduct the 'Great Live Music International Festival', calling the move 'a slap in the face'....

Goa govt resolves to have separate service cadre
Times of India

Panaji: Fed up with the centre behaving like "feudal lords" over Goa and with Delhi-appointed officers "tending to get pressurized by the centre", the Goa cabinet on Wednesday resolved to have a separate and exclusive cadre of all India services (AIS) for the state, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday. The AIS includes IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc....

Goa Su-Raj party warns govt over Marathi
Times of India

Panaji: The Goa Su-Raj Party (GSRP) has urged the Manohar Parrikar government not to entertain the demands of the Marathi Rajyabha Andolan for bestowing official language status to Marathi, failing which it has threatened to launch a counter agitation....

New Book- Goa 2011: Reviewing and Recovering Fifty Years‏
Posted on GoaNet by Frederick Noronha

This book was released on February 7, 2014 at the Xavier Centre of Historical Research

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About the Book: The book ‘Goa 2011: Reviewing and Recovering Fifty Years’ is edited by Dr. Savio Abreu & Dr. Rudolf Heredia. It is the outcome of the national seminar organised at the XCHR-TSKK complex, Porvorim in September 2011 on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Goa's liberation from Portuguese rule.


Goa Shipyard's new 75 meters Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV design unveiled at DEFEXPO 2014
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Goa Shipyard's new 75 meters OPV is intended for export

At DEFEXPO 2014, Indian shipbuilder Goa Shipyard Limited unveiled for the first time a new 75 meters Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) design. According to a Goa shipyard representative, this new OPV which is partially based on the existing 105 meters Saryu class OPV, is mainly intended for the export market. Goa Shipyard's latest design is 75 meters in length. It is a fully in-house designed project. The vessel is capable of day and night patrolling and policing operations, search and rescue operations. It is capable to accomodate a 5.5 ton helicopter for long range all time surveillance missions.

News Clips from India

Mumbai unveils ambitiously renovated airport

The finished terminal has a sleek and airy design, abundant greenery and some 7,000 pieces of Indian art.

Ambitious Art on Display at Mumbai’s New Airport Terminal
By Gayatri Rangachari Shah | January 15, 2014, 2:40 am

Img 1:Siddhesh Savant An artwork belonging to the India Greets theme at the newly inaugurated terminal of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Img 2: Siddhesh Savant An art installation by Sharmila Samant created by using bottle caps, in turn a reference to the vehicles of the seven Indian mother goddesses.

Mumbai — Airports are normally places people want to rush in and out of, but the developers of the new Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai hope to change that. Among the many benefits for flyers coming through Terminal 2 is the opportunity to take in a vast amount of traditional and contemporary Indian art via an ambitious public arts program.


Indian Museums Should Change Approach: PM
By IANS - Kolkata | Published: 02nd February 2014 04:04 PM

Manmohan Singh said it was not enough in today's world to merely house a collection.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday rued the neglect of museology as a subject of study, and said Indian museums should change strategies to become institutions of learning.

Inaugurating the bicentenary celebrations of the Indian Museum, the oldest of its kind in the country, the prime minister said the role and purpose of museums all over the world have undergone transformation.


India to have 243 million Internet Users by June 2014: IAMAI
By PTI | Last Updated: 30th January 2014 02:56 PM

With more and more people accessing the Web through mobile phones, the Internet user base in the country is projected to touch 243 million by June 2014, a year-on-year growth of 28 per cent.


India's Rajasthan state bars entry of foreign supermarkets
Mumbai Sat Feb 1, 2014 2:20am EST

(Reuters) - The government of India's western state of Rajasthan has barred foreign direct investment in the multi-brand retail sector, newspapers said, becoming the second state to block foreign supermarkets from setting up shop.



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The GOA Soccer Cubs

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May 31, 2014‏ The Goan Theatre

Toronto - Konkani TIATR

"Gharachem Sukh"
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July 19, 2014
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CLR Picnic
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 Saturday, September 27, 2014

CLR Association

CLR Social
Venue: Payal Banquet Hall. Mississauga

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Health & Wellness

Changing the game to improve financial literacy

New first of its kind online program aims to encourage plan members to save more for retirement

Toronto, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial is the first financial services company in Canada to launch an online program that incorporates a gamification strategy to engage Canadians in learning more about their workplace retirement and savings plans and increase their financial literacy. money UP challenges Canadians to "Learn more" and "Earn more" by completing levels and missions that encompass important retirement and investment planning steps.

Myth vs Fact: Comparing US and Canadian Healthcare Systems
By Trudy Lieberman | February 8, 2014

Americans and Canadians are misinformed about how each country's systems work

A nurse conducts a cardiological examination on a patient on Sept. 20, 2013. (Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - One thing Americans and Canadians can agree on is that we don’t want each other’s healthcare systems. In truth, most Americans don’t know how Canada’s system works and Canadians don’t know much about the U.S. system.


Four more groups urge Ottawa to set sugar limits
The Globe and Mail
The federal government needs to establish daily sugar intake guidelines and set limits on the amount of sugar that can be added to food, leading health associations across the country say.

Health Canada Accepts Flaxseed Health Claim to Lower Cholesterol
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Health Canada accepted a health claim linking ground whole flaxseed to lowering cholesterol, according to the Flax Council of Canada. Flaxseed has ...

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