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Newsletter. Issue 12. June 07, 2014


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Newsline Canada

Ontario’s 41st Provincial General Election

For all information about Ontario’s 41st Provincial General Election go to the Election Website:

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Canadian working holiday visa numbers soar
14 May 2014

The number of young foreigners visiting Canada as part of the International Experience Canada (IEC) programme has risen sharply according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). CIC says that it expects some 20,000 young people, aged between 18 and 35, to arrive in Canada with IEC visas in 2014.


Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, 2013

According to preliminary estimates, 5,379,600 Canadians, or 15.3% of the country's population, were aged 65 and over on July 1, 2013. This proportion has steadily increased since the beginning of the 1960s mainly because of fertility rates persistently below the replacement level and increasing life expectancy. In 1960, the proportion of Canadians aged 65 and over was 7.6%.


Bombings threaten Kenya growth goals, open new strains with wary West
Mon Jun 2, 2014 7:09am GMT |\ By James Macharia


Nairobi (Reuters) - Recent bombings in Kenya have dented President Uhuru Kenyatta's plans to boost tourism and undermined his pledge to restore security after last year's Westgate shopping mall attack.


Pope Francis tells couples not to substitute dogs and cats for children
By Josephine McKenna, Religion News Service | June 2, 2014

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on June 2 warned married couples against substituting cats and dogs for children — a move that he said leads to the “bitterness of loneliness” in old age.


Manslaughter verdict reached in the fatal stabbing of Jarvis Mascarenhas | Mississauga News

Alexander Lesniak has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Jarvis Mascarenhas (shown) during a drunken melee outside a popular Cooksville eatery.

Brampton — A Mississauga man has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a Brampton man during a drunken melee outside a popular Cooksville eatery.  Alexander Lesniak, 25, had been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Jarvis Mascarenhas, 23, of Brampton.

But, the jury returned a verdict of manslaughter — a less serious charge — this afternoon after deliberating for more than a day.


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


Fear of Death
By Ives (George) Pereira – of Mississauga Ontario | Posted on Goans Tanzanite
May 29 2014

I have now turned eighty and it scares the heck out of me!

Many of my childhood friends have already passed on, and some of them were a whole lot younger. This makes me feel singularly vulnerable and more apprehensive and miserable because I simply enjoy life and sometimes unconsciously delude myself into believing that I will perhaps live forever. Don’t most of us do?! I am not, however, easily convinced when my teasing friends remind me that I still have many more fruitful and productive years to go.

People Places and Thingss

GHARACHEM SUKH – Konkani Tiatr staged in Toronto on May 31st, 2014

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Marshal Fernandes and his superb cast staged Remmie Colaco’s tiatr Gharachem Sukh in Toronto on May 31st 2014. Rhiza Gracias opened with the Canadian National Anthem in Konkani with a passion (as one of the audience stated). First and foremost, it was a great pleasure and a surprise to the audience that Mrs. Remmie Colcao (Juliet) and her daughter Valerie were guests of honour on that day. Gharachem Sukh commenced with the original rendition of the opening chorus sung by Remmie Colaco, accompanied by a video, down Remmie’s memory lane. The Tiatr itself was a huge success with the exception of a few sound glitches which could have been a bit better. The performance of each and every actor was super. The stage props were different and the audience probably felt like they were in Goa.

Games Event Nite – Westend Seniors Club
By Lenny Lopes | Photographer: Fred Noronha

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Fun and games, smiles and laughter, cheers and winning spirits were the consensus at the Club on Friday, May 31, 2014, when we held our Games Event Nite!


No Goan Canecos in British East Africa
Teotonio De Souza column in O Heraldo

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Selma Carvalho's A Railway Runs Through ( 2014) is a praiseworthy collection of oral traditions and memories of Goans who have moved out from British East Africa to England, Canada and elsewhere, following the decolonization.

Google to build a self-driving car with no steering wheel or brake
By Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – Wed, 28 May, 2014

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel. Actually, the cars wouldn't even have a wheel. Or gas and brake pedals. The company says the vehicles will use sensors and computing power, with no human needed.

Summer Reading

Canadian Served as Governor of Kenya 100 years ago

Sir Édouard Percy Cranwill Girouard, KCMG, DSO (26 January 1867 – 26 September 1932)  was a Canadian railway builder and Governor of Northern Nigeria.

He also served as governor of the British East Africa Protectorate (Kenya) from 1909 to 1912.   
Giroud Street in Nairobi was named after him.

On Radio - Christians in the Holy Land

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Kings African Rifles (KAR) in The Great War

British Regiment which recruited soldiers from East Africa.

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Indian Army during World War I
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Indian Army

Indian bicycle troops at the Battle of the Somme

The Indian Army during World War I contributed a number of divisions and independent brigades to the European, Mediterranean and the Middle East theatres of war in World War I. One million Indian troops would serve overseas, of whom 62,000 died and another 67,000 were wounded. In total 74,187 Indian soldiers died during the war.

In World War I the Indian Army fought against the German Empire in German East Africa and on the Western Front. At the First Battle of Ypres, Khudadad Khan became the first Indian to be awarded a Victoria Cross. Indian divisions were also sent to Egypt, Gallipoli and nearly 700,000 served in Mesopotamia against the Ottoman Empire.[1] While some divisions were sent overseas others had to remain in India guarding the North West Frontier and on internal security and training duties.

News Clips from Goa

Heavy rains, winds lash parts of Goa
Times of India
Monsoon showers accompanied by gusty winds lashed several parts of the state Monday evening. Firemen were on their toes clearing trees fallen on roads and …Click here to read more

Goa is ruled by the mafia and vigilante justice
The American Bazaar

New Delhi: It is well–known that the picture post-card state of Goa, hinged between the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea and the lush green Western Ghats, offers an idyllic setting for the scores of tourists and lotus eaters alike, who throng its beaches and exotic shacks for sun bathing and fine dining amidst the sounds of the sea coupled with the foot-tapping local music… Click here to read more

Will ensure resumption of mining in Goa: MoEF Javadekar

Panaji: Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said his ministry would work towards speedy resumption of mining in Goa… Click here to read more

Goa to file objection plea to M'rashtra's Virdi dam Page News/Goa-to-file-objection-plea-to-M-rsquo...
Herald Publications

Mayem: The Goa government is expected to file an application before the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal on Monday opposing Maharashtra’s dam at Virdi, government sources said today. The draft petition was cleared by the legal department… Click here to read more

Gospel music from Goa by Jazz Goa
Normin Fernandes - The Way

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News Clips from India

Two Indians Among Those Approved For Canonization

VATICAN CITY, June 4 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Pope Francis has called an ordinary public consistory to set the canonization date for six Blesseds, including Fr. Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Mother Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart from India.

Slated to take place June 12, the consistory was announced May 30 and will gather together the College of Cardinals along with Pope Francis in order to discuss the canonization date of the four Italians and two Indians whose causes have been approved to advance by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.


CM K Chandrasekhar Rao vows to make Telangana a model state, root out corruption

By PTI | 2 Jun, 2014Rooting out "political corruption" would also be top on his agenda to ensure transparent governance, K Chandrasekhar Rao said.

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The Telangana government would maintain cordial relationship not only with the Centre but also neighbouring states, Chandrasekhar Rao said.

Rooting out "political corruption" would also be top on his agenda to ensure transparent governance, he said. "People of Telangana are looking forward for a progressive and development-oriented state. We will work in that direction and ensure a transparent administration. We will make Telangana a model state in the country in all respects," KCR promised, addressing a ceremonial parade to mark the Telangana formation day at the Parade Grounds in Secunderabad.


'Indian employers face 3rd highest talent shortage globally’
New Delhi, May 30, 2014, (PTI)

Employers in India report the third highest talent shortage globally, with as many as 64 per cent of employers facing difficulty finding candidates with the right skills to fill open positions, a ManpowerGroup survey said.


India's rising middle class competing with America: Obama
Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 21:34

Washington: As a rising middle class - from Brazil to India - competes with Americans, and as new nations embrace democracy and market economies, the US has to be ready to respond to this new world order, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.


India needs 1,600 aircraft in 20 years: Boeing

Hyderabad: Raising its forecast for India, Boeing on Thursday said India needs 1,600 new aircraft worth USD 205 billion over next 20 years.



+Father Augustine Rodriguez
Wed Jun 18 12:00:00

Dear Members and Friends,

This is to inform you about the untimely death of Father Augustine Rodriguez, SVD (60 years) that happened on Wednesday, 11th June. Hailing from Nuvem, Goa, he was a member of the Society of the Divine Word, working here in Kenya as a missionary for the last 26 years.   

The funeral will take place on T....  Read more


Sun Jun 15 03:42:23

ALVITA MARIA FURTADO - ex - Uganda - Canada, passed away peacefully on June 14th, 2014, surrounded by her family. Wife of the late Joe Furtado. Children- Yvonne, Oscar (Dawn), Jude (Debbie) and Seira. She will be forever treasured by her grandchildren; Patrick, Jessica, Chloe, Jason and Joshua and dearly missed by her brothers; Walter (Aura) Fernandes- England, Clifford (Judith)- G....  Read more


+ Hilary Fialho
Thu Jun 12 08:50:46

10 Jun: Brampton, Ont. Canada. HILARY FIALHO. Formerly of Sopariwala Blocks, Saddar, Karachi. Beloved husband of Jojo. Devoted father of Michelle and her husband Warren, Anthony and Becky. Proud papa of Sarena, Tristan and Jasmine. Hilary will be greatly missed and remembered by his siblings: Ken & Rita Fialho, Joan Fialho De Sousa, his brother-in-law, John Roberts (UK) and his many nieces ....  Read more


+Timothy D'Souza
Tue Jun 10 12:00:00

Peacefully at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Friday June 6, 2014, Tim D'Souza at the age of 84 years. Dearly beloved husband of Pamela. Loving father of Terry (Debbie) and Merlyn. Cherished papa of Alexandra. Resting at NEWEDIUK FUNERAL HOME, KIPLING CHAPEL, 2058 Kipling Avenue (north of Rexdale Blvd) on Friday from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Bened....  Read more


+Joe D'Cruz
Sat Jun 07 12:00:00

28 May 2014. London. JOSEPH CARIDADE D'CRUZ. Born 31.5.1925 Mombasa, Kenya; ancestral home in  Aldona. Worked as a Chartered Electrical Engineer for East African Power and Lighting Company in Kenya and British Standards Institute in London from 1977-1990 . Loving husband to Albertina (Tina) D'Cruz (nee DeSouza) Loving father to David (Yvette), Christopher (Marie) and Leonard (Anne) and eig....  Read more



"Thank You Hazel" Official Retirement Gala will be hosted by Mississauga's Francis D'Souza
Announced for September 27, 2014

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Hazel McCallion Foundation for the Arts, Culture & Heritage announced today the official retirement gala celebrating North America's longest serving Mayor, Hazel McCallion, to be held on September 27, 2014 at the International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario. The evening promises to be the retirement party of a lifetime, and will be hosted by Mississauga's Francis D'Souza, CityTV News Anchor and 2-time Olympic Hockey Gold Medalist, Cheryl Pounder. All proceeds from the evening will support the ongoing activities of Mayor McCallion's Foundation which provides grants to arts, culture and heritage initiatives in her city.


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Goa Retirees - Keep the Dates Free‏
  • June 22, 2014: Chill and Chat
  • August 10, 2014: Speakers Corner
  • September 21, 2014: Casino Night
  • October 5, 2014: Urban Turban Lunch Extravaganza
  • December 12, 2014: Retirees Christmas Fest

Events for 2014





June, 7, 2014
Wananchi wa Kenya
Annual Kenya Nite 2014
Magical Kenya
St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre
1280 Dundas St. W., Oakville
Time: 6:00 p.m.
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July 18-26, 2014 BMX Alumni Association 2014 Reunion – 10th Anniversary Celebrations Click for Flyer
July 19, 2014
CLR Association

CLR Picnic
Venue: Erindale Park, Mississauga.

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 Saturday, September 27, 2014

CLR Association

CLR Social
Venue: Payal Banquet Hall. Mississauga

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November 22, 2014
Navelim Union - Toronto 39th Navelim Feast
Venue: Payal Banquet Hall
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Health & Wellness

Older, But Not Necessarily Wiser

Best Brain Protection campaign from the International Federation on Ageing aims to empower older Canadians with knowledge and understanding about brain health

Toronto, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Protecting our brain as we age is vital to preserving our overall health. New research shows brain health is top of mind for Canadians, with 86 per cent admitting they are concerned about the health of their brain as they age. However despite this concern, nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of Canadians are not taking active steps to protect this vital organ. With June marking the start of activities to recognize older Canadians, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), an authority on issues related to aging, today supports the Best Brain Protection Campaign to raise awareness and educate older Canadian about how to protect the health of their brain.


How will Canadian seniors deal with lack of funds in retirement?

For some, a reverse mortgage is often the only solution to financial crises

Toronto, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The lack of pension reform combined with seniors living longer than ever is leading to a lack of finances in old age - a troubling issue that needs to be discussed in families across the country.


New survey confirms that almost 9 of 10 Ontarians view health care as an important election issue

Toronto, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - A new public opinion poll confirms that almost 9 of 10 Ontarians (87.9%) feel that health care is an important issue to them personally. Further, more than two thirds of Ontarians (67.6%) say that a provincial party with a strong platform on health care would have an impact on their likely vote for a party.


First-in-class type 2 diabetes medication approved in Canada

INVOKANA™ offers a new approach to treatment

Toronto, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Janssen Inc. announced today that Health Canada has approved INVOKANA™ (canagliflozin), an oral, once-daily prescription treatment used to lower blood glucose (sugar) levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.1 INVOKANA™ belongs to a new class of medications called sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors that offers a novel approach to treating diabetes by increasing the loss of glucose in the urine.


Cynical distrust triples dementia, Finnish study finds
By: Zoe McKnight Staff Reporter, Published on Thu May 29 2014

A forthcoming study in the journal Neurology points to cynicism and its associated unhealthy habits as a high risk factor.

Cynical distrust, an unhealthy lifestyle and social withdrawal are part of a pattern that one study has found a risk factory for dementia

Highly cynical people are more likely to develop dementia, according to a new study out of Finland and published in next month’s Neurology journal.

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