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Newsletter. Issue 13. June 21, 2014


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Team Wynne paint Ontario with red brush
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - 11:11:02 AM | By Nouman Khalil

Premier Kathleen Wynne, greeting supporters at Queen's Park on Friday morning, said she “never expected” to win the election by such a wide margin. — Colin McConnell/Torstar photo

Ontario — Surprise, surprise! Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal Party amazed political watchers by winning a decisive majority in the June 12 provincial election.

With the victory, she enters the history books as the first-ever woman elected as premier of Ontario. Despite several scandals, including $1.1 billion for cancelled gas plants in Mississauga and Oakville, eHealth and Ontario Ornge, and issues like imposition of Hamonized Sales Tax (HST), Wynne’s Liberals managed to capitalize on the public’s concern over the PC Party’s ‘Million Jobs Plan’ to paint the province with a ‘red’ brush.


Peel school board faces up to dwindling student numbers
Brampton Guardian

Student numbers are declining at the Peel District School Board.

Brampton— Declining enrolment has Peel’s public school board taking a look at a multi-pronged strategy to reverse the troubling trend. For many years the board was among the fastest growing in the country and while others were seeing enrolment dwindle, Peel struggled to cope with continuing increases. Those days are gone.  Peel District School Board has now seen a significant drop in enrolment.


‘Lions of the Sea’ exhibit to showcase Sikhs history in Canada
By Nouman Khalil | Monday, June, 09, 2014 - 9:09:29 AM | Photo By Nouman Khalil

Displaying the recently-unveiled Canada Post stamp to commemorate 100th anniversary of Komagata Maru incident, State Minister (Multiculturalism) and Brampton West MP Kyle Seeback are in a group photo with family members of Baba Gurdit Singh” one of the key figures who actually chartered the Komagata Maru ship” and board members of Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada after making the funding announcement for the museum to create a unique exhibit called Lions of the Sea€�.

Mississauga — In honour of the contributions of Sikh immigrants to Canada, ‘Lions of the Sea’ will soon embark on a Canada-wide journey, starting from Mississauga. On Friday (June 6), the federal government announced funding for the Mississauga-based Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada (SHMC) to create a unique exhibit called “Lions of the Sea”.


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


Church can play a role in checking Goans’ emigration
Published on: June 13, 2014 - 00:40

EVER since Minister for Environment and Forests Alina Saldanha made a statement during an interview last week that 20 years from now she foresees Goa without Goans, there have been divergent views expressed by people in this regard. The fundamental question that lingers in my mind is if Goans are becoming a dwindling lot in Goa who is primarily responsible for it.


U.S. Desperately Needs Immigrants And A Strategy To Get The Right Ones

Immigration-rights activists stage a rally calling for the government to act on immigration legislation, outside the venue of President Barack Obama's Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee...
Forbes @Forbes

Asians increasingly do not come for just economic opportunity — there’s often more of that at home — but to attain things almost impossible in their native countries such as a single-family homes with a backyard and less congested, tree-shaded neighborhoods. For some, like migrants from China, political and religious freedom also is often a major attraction.

People Places and Thingss

A Hike Back In Geological Time
May 30, 2013 | Author: Freelance Writer Margo Pierce
(Photo: Courtesy of the Ancetor's Trail Hike)

Kevin Saldanha (center) takes people on a 12.5-kilometer hike back to the beginning of multi-cellular life on 05rth to help them understand our connection to other living human stride (0.75 meters/.82 yards) is equivalent to 60,000 years, then 6.25 centimeters (2.46 inches) represents the duration of human civilization, which is only 5,000 years old. That means a 12.5-kilometer (7.7-mile) hike would cover approximately one billion years of evolutionary time, back to the beginning of multi-cellular life on Earth. But who would make such a calculation and why? Kevin Saldanha did. He’s a veterinarian in Ontario, Canada, and the founder of the Ancestor’s Trail Hike in Mississauga, Ontario.


Persian Gulf sees surprising surge in religious tolerance

International: Over the last six years, religious tolerance has increased in the cradle of Islam, the Persian Gulf, according to clerics who live there as well as academic observers.St Peter’s Basilica, which is being used as the foundation stone for the Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia in Awali, Bahrain, was blessed by Bishop Camillo Ballin, apostolic vicar of northern Arabia.

The blessing ceremony marked the start of construction on a cathedral, pastoral center, guesthouse and car park — on land donated by King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa — to serve the faithful in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.


Canadians are frugal wedding guests: Half spend $100 or less on gifts survey shows Ontarians biggest spenders with 16 per cent spending $200 or more; British Columbians spend the least

Toronto, June 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians are a thrifty bunch when it comes to wedding gifts, with most spending only $100 or less per person whether giving cash or a gift, according to the latest consumer trends survey from digital offers website Almost a third of respondents (32 per cent) spend $51 to $100, while 17 per cent fork out a mere $50 or less.

Goans Playing the “Beautiful Game” in Sunny Africa (1912 – 1965 photos)
Railway Goa Institute Nairobi** (**formerly the Uganda Railways Goan Institute)

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Summer Reading

Canadian Served as Governor of Kenya 100 years Canadian Served as Governor of Kenya 100 years ago

Sir �douard Percy Cranwill Girouard, KCMGnbsp; 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 froBritish Regiment which recruited soldiers from East Africa.

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Indian Army during World War I
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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. my 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

Modi’s Goa Visit
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at the Kala Academy at Campal after unveiling the plaque for construction of a new bridge across River Mandovi, on Saturday. Also present on the occasion were Union Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Naik, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Transport Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar and Goa BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar. A huge screen was installed in the background of the dais for the benefit of audience.


Portugal still in denial over Goa
Devika Sequeira in Panaji

Portugal should have shown better diplomatic judgment in officially honouring Goa's golden jubilee celebrations

President Anibal Cavaco Silva will be in East Timor later this year to attend the country’s independence celebrations. No such diplomatic gesture will be extended to Goa where celebrations have begun to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Goa’s accession into India in 1961.


Goa to promote St Xavier’s exposition aGoa to promote St Xavier’s exposition among tourists

Panaji: Goa tourism department intends to promote the forthcoming decennial exposition of relics of St Francis Xavier among European visitors. The event has attracted lakhs of people to Goa every ten years.ssued a decree last October to host the decennial exposition of sacred relics of St Francis Xavier from November 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

Road shows would be planned across Europe during the year to invite tourists for this unique event which is sacred in Christianity, state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Wednesday.


Goa's Civil Code has backing of BJP, but it's not truly Uniform
Frederick Noronha

Marriage laws differ between communities. Crucially, Goa Family Law proves that the mere existence of a legal code does not guarantee equal social relations.

Goa's Portuguese-crafted Family Law has a strange set of backers. Five decades after the departure of the European colonists from the tiny coastal state, the law is being championed by Bharatiya Janata Party politicians who claim it is India's only uniform civil law, applicable to all citizens regardless of religious difference.


Music, food and football come together in Goa’s inter-village tournaments
Written by Chinmay Brahme | New Delhi | June 8, 2014 10:11 am


Hundreds of such inter-village tournaments are organised all over Goa in April and May, with a 5,000-strong crowd for the semi-final and final matches

Siesta time in Anjuna-Caisua, north Goa. The laterite-stone houses are silent, their inhabitants clustered under trees, or enjoying a snooze. The football ground, a clearing hemmed in by the village on one side and rolling hills on the other, is even more desolate.


How a Goan marriage is fixed…
— By FPJ Bureau, June 15, 2014

Samir Nazareth reveals the fine art behind a Goan Samir Nazareth reveals the fine art behind a Goan marriage.

I can claim to be an expert on the Goan marriage, I have been to the altar thrice, but the bells have pealed to herald another’s wedding. The chimes have got nothing to do with the rationale of giving the sobriquet of Bestman to the person not marrying. Being a Bestman has given me an opportunity to be part of Goan weddings without having to bear the ring of the aftermath. A Goan marriage is not made in heaven; it’s the sum of many choices, parts and roles. Though choosing a mate is key, there are many other crossroads like creating the right religious ceremony, venue choice, menu selection for the reception, the music and the ambience. It takes family veterans to pull this off.


Teachers asked to promote honesty, possibility thinking
Published on: June 16, 2014 - 00:26

Teachers of the Archdiocesan Board of Education (ABE) have been asked to promote honesty and fight corruption, indulge in education for transformation with possibility thinking.

News Clips from India

A robust challenge to cynicism - Poverty hobbles a nation 
Posted: 16-06-14 | From Navhind Times

MORE has been written about Indian Muslims than has ever been done for them. If they could convert six decades of Congress hypocrisy into cash, Indian Muslims would have been living like monarchs in fairy tales. The facts of their existence are more harsh.


Following The Clouds

How the FIFA World Cup is reviving the fortunes of an ancient shipyard in Kerala
The team fails to find rain in Calicut. The team fails to find rain in Calicut. Instead, they come across a shipyard building luxury yachts for the sheikh of Qatar to use for the 2022 World Cup.

Mridula Chari • Monday, June 16th 2014

Qatar has received a torrent of bad press recently as attention has been focussed on the hazardous conditions under which labourers building facilities for the 2022 FIFA World Cup live and work. But far from the heat of Doha, in the Kerala village of Beypore, where a small fleet of luxury yachts is being built for the tournament, workers insist that Arabs are better employers than local contractors.


India's Plant, Animal Species Under Severe Threat: Govt Report
By T G Biju | PTI | Published: 15th June 2014

New Delhi: India's plant and animal species, particularly in the global biodiversity hotspots of Himalayas, Western Ghats, Northeast and the Nicobar Islands, are under severe threat due to overexploitation, forest fires and climate change, says an official report.


Indian business tycoon guilty of swindling nearly $20 million
Press Trust of India | London | June 15, 2014

Ketan Somaia, 52, a former Kenya resident who moved to the UK, was convicted on Friday by the Old Bailey Court of nine counts of obtaining money by deception

An Indian-origin business tycoon dubbed 'King Con' has been found guilty by a British court of fleecing wealthy investors of nearly $20 million.


10-Yr-Old Indian Prodigy Graduates High School in US
Los Angeles | Jun 12, 2014

A home-schooled 10-year-old Indian-origin genius has surprised one and all by becoming one of the youngest ever in the US to graduate high school.



+ Idalina (Ida) Fernandes
Thu Jul 03 12:00:00

Idaliina (Ida) Fernandes passed away peacefully on July 1st,2014 surrounded
by her loving family. Wife of late Joao Caetan Fernandes. Children : Sr.Maria
Rita, FMM, Fr.Anthony (Tony) in Bombay, Jeanette (Naz), Francis (Amelia) and. Cruz.

She will be forever treasured by her grandchildren, Wendy, Amy and Genevieve and four great grandchildren, Jasmine, Jayan, Evangeline ....  Read more


Sat Jun 21 08:54:12

19 June: Badem, Assagao, Goa: JOHN SEBASTIAN D’SOUZA (Ex-Kenya Institute of Administration, Nairobi, Kenya): Husband of Dorothy Antonnette D’Souza; Father of Ramona/Terrance & Roy; Grandfather of Tristan. Passed away after a brief illness. Mortal remains will be brought directly to Our Lady of Miracles Church, Badem, to pay the last respect, on 21st June 2014, at 3.30 pm, follow....  Read more



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Health & Wellness

Harper government highlights World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Taking action to combat elder abuse in all its forms

GATINEAU, QC, June 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), today joined communities across Canada and the globe in recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

The World Health Organization and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse launched WEAAD in 2006 to draw attention to the abuse and neglect that older adults can experience and to provide help in preventing it. The United Nations has also observed the date since 2012.


Power Of Attorney And Family Care

A Power of Attorney is a double-edged sword. Vested in the right hands, it can make life smooth for the elder and the successors
- S.Sivaramakrishnan

You have managed your hard-earned money all your life and even in retirement. What’s more, you are proud of your self-sufficiency. But then, one day, suddenly, the hand starts shaking and renders you incapable of even completing your signature at the bank. You also have in company your friend who keeps forgetting his debit card personal identification number (PIN). But then, you don’t want to end up in a situation as precarious as your uncle’s, whose rapid descent into dementia caused unforeseen financial problems to him and his family. This is where the Power of Attorney (PoA) could come in handy and keep the train of your finances chugging along.


New report highlights potential pitfalls couples face when transferring assets to the next generation

RBC Wealth Management offers tips to make estate planning process a smooth one

Toronto, June 10, 2014 /CNW/ - An estimated $1 trillion, or more, is positioned to change hands in Canada over the coming years as baby boomers age and assets begin to transfer to younger generations. The country's high-net-worth population alone held close to $900 billion1 in investable assets in 2013, according to RBC Wealth Management, and with improving economic conditions that figure is likely to grow. This impending transfer of wealth is putting the onus on baby boomers to ensure that their estate plans are crystal clear about how a lifetime of hard-earned assets are to be managed upon their passing.


Canadians Want End-of-Life Care Brought Out of the Shadows - CMA seeks to bring findings of National Dialogue to Supreme Court of Canada

Ottawa, June 10, 2014 /CNW/ - While Canadians have diverse views on end-of-life care issues, there is a strong desire across the country for more palliative care services to help ensure a "good death," the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) said today.


Canola Oil Helps Control Blood Glucose in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Human Trial Also Shows Protection Against Cardiovascular Disease
Study adds to existing evidence of canola oil health benefits, says Canola Council of Canada

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Canola oil can help control blood glucose (blood sugar) in people with type 2 diabetes when included as part of a low-glycemic index (GI) diet, according to research presented at the June 2014 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions (abstract CT-SY24) and published in the peer-reviewed journal Diabetes Care. The study of Canadian adults with type 2 diabetes shows that adding canola oil to the diet is a simple way of helping control blood glucose and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Diabetes affects about 3.3 million Canadians (9 percent) and 26 million Americans (8.3 percent).

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