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Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith leaders denounce ISIS barbarism
By Deborah Gyapong | Canadian Catholic News

Ottawa (CCN) — On Parliament Hill Sept. 6, religious leaders, including two Muslim imams, denounced the barbarism of the Islamic State (ISIS), urging the protection of Iraqi Christians and other minorities.


Students paying more, graduating poorer

Ottawa, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - This fall, tuition and related fees increased at public universities and colleges everywhere in Canada, except Newfoundland and Labrador, according to a report released by Statistics Canada today.


Payroll survey shows weakening financial picture for employed Canadians

More living pay cheque to pay cheque, saving less, postponing retirement and feeling overwhelmed by debt

Toronto, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Most key indicators in the sixth annual National Payroll Week Research Survey, conducted by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), point to a weakening financial picture for working Canadians across the country.


New wealth distribution study finds deep and persistent inequality in Canada

Analysis also shows significant regional variations

Ottawa, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Wealth in Canada is concentrated heavily in the top 10% - with the bottom 50% combined accounting for less than 6% of all wealth, a new study by the Broadbent Institute has found.


Study: US wealth gap is 'unsustainable'
By MSN Money Partner

Harvard research indicates that the chasm between the rich and poor continues to grow and that there's no sign it will narrow anytime soon.

Only part of the economy is prospering, and that’s going to end up hurting us all.

That's the finding of a new Harvard Business School study (.pdf file) on U.S. competitiveness. The study, based on interviews with 1,947 Harvard Business School alumni, said that although larger U.S. companies are showing good signs of recovery since the financial crisis, things don't look nearly as sunny for many American workers.


Indian drug deficiencies cause furore in Canada

Drugs manufactured at the Indian plant of Canadian generics giant Apotex came under fire from regulatory experts this week after health concerns were sparked by the revelation that the company sold prescription drugs that it knew were defective, according to reports.


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Inculturation-The need to restructure Goan Christian life
By Eduardo Faleiro

An eminent Goan celebrates his 100th birth anniversary this September 17. Lambert Mascarenhas edited in Mumbai the Goan Tribune, a fortnightly dedicated to the cause of Goan Liberation. During a visit to Goa he was arrested and jailed by the colonial Government. He was then expelled from Goa. After Liberation he became the Editor of the Navhind Times and later founded and edited Goa Today. He has authored several books including the classic novel “Sorrowing lies my land”. Prof. Francisco Correia Afonso whilst reviewing it in 1962 said, “This beautiful book produced by Lambert Mascarenhas in a land then foreign, during the period of his exile, has now reached Goa along with the Indian troops that brought us freedom”. Lambert Mascarenhas is a recipient of several awards including the Laxmidas Borkar Memorial Award for Journalism and Goa’s highest civilian award, the Gomant Vibushan.


India should have invaded Goa in 1947: Parrikar
TNN | Sep 17, 2014, 12.58AM IST

Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that the Indian Army should have “invaded” Goa in 1947 and not waited till 1961.

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that the Indian Army should have "invaded" Goa in 1947 and not waited till 1961.

"Lot is being said about the Indian Army 'invading' Goa. I feel they should have invaded us in 1947. If that did happen, we would have been free, like all other states in India," said Parrikar, at an award function held at Kala Academy on Tuesday, referring to discussions on the internet regarding the role of the Indian Army in the 1961 liberation of Goa.


Goa to Sri Lanka: From Blessed Joseph Vaz to Acharya Dharmanand Kosambi
V M vmingoa at | From: [Goanet] Goa news for September 20, 2014

Well-deserved celebration in Goa as the longstanding candidature of native son Joseph Vaz has finally been approved for sainthood. He will be "the first saint to Sri Lanka" but the Vatican duly noted "since Blessed Joseph Vaz was born, educated and ordained a priest in India and opted to be a missionary in Sri Lanka, both the countries have special significance at his being raised to the honours of the altar."


Some thoughts on the Joseph Vaz canonization
Posted by: George Pinto <> on goans_tanzanite

The writer lives in the San Francisco Bay area and his views above do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization he belongs to, including the Joseph Naik Vaz Institute which he has strongly supported since 2000. Three hundred years separate them but the Vatican’s approval of the Goan-born Joseph Vaz canonization, inextricably binds possibly the greatest saint in Catholic history with his biggest promoter for sainthood, Filomena Sarawati Giese.

All credit for his canonization belongs to Joseph Vaz, whose saintly life (1651-1711) resulted last week in the one of the highest honors of the Catholic church bestowed on him (the formalities will be done in the near future). For 24 years he lived in Sri Lanka under harsh conditions: as a beggar, under Dutch persecution (could mean imprisonment and death if a Catholic priest was caught preaching), without food for days, sometimes in chains, his life often in danger, he even walked barefoot across Sri Lanka.

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Bl. Joseph Vaz, first saint to Sri Lanka

Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Sri Lanka

Pope Francis’ approval of the votes of the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops in favor of canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz attains special significance in the wake of the forthcoming visit of the Holy Father to Sri. Lanka in January 2015.

Bl. Vaz was born in Goa, India, in 1651. As a priest he volunteered to work in Sri Lanka amid persecution of Catholics by Dutch colonial rulers, who were Calvinists. Catholic priests were forbidden to preach; it would mean imprisonment and even death if they were caught.



Cecilia D'Souza was born in Socorro, Goa on September 27th, 1914. Her 8 siblings were born in Nairobi, Kenya, where her father worked for The East African Railways and Harbours. Cecilia's early years were spent in Nairobi. When she was 9 years old, her parents returned to India and settled in Poona where she continued her education. She passed hcarer Matriculation at the age of 17 at the Convent of Jesus & Mary in Poona and followed her desire to do her teacher training at Ornellas High School, where she worked for 6 years.

Cecilia married Peter Vaz in Poona on 17th July, 1938 and moved to Kampala, Uganda. They were blessed with 3 children, Horace, Joyce and Adelaide. Teacher Vaz, as she was affectionately called, joined the teaching staff at The Norman Godhino School from 1945 to 1969 when she and Peter emigrated to London, England. The next 10 years she worked at Rapid Results College, a tutorial college for overseas students.

Westend Seniors Club Anniversary Dance
By: Lenny Lopes
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The Westend Seniors Anniversary Dance was well attended by members and their guests who celebrated in great style and grandeur on September 14, 2014 at Capitol Banquet Centre. The hall was beautifully decorated, the food was sumptuous and the band Kream Krackers were just amazing, providing fabulous dance music; Waltz, Jive, Tango Konkani Melodies and Line Dancing. Members and guests danced it out in style and everyone who attended was so well looked after.


Bodily resurrection is key to Christian identity, Pope reminds

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2014 / 03:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bodily resurrection is a reality which is the seal of our identity as Christians, Pope Francis said in his Friday morning homily at Santa Marta. Pointing to the people of Corinth, whom St. Paul spoke to in the readings during Mass, the Pope noted the Corinthians have similar problems as Christians today have when it comes to grasping the resurrection of human bodies.


Abstracts from Seminar on Goan writing in English (Sept 9-10, 2014)‏
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Assessing ‘Freedom’ through the Thematic Parameters of Loss and Longing: Lambert Mascarenhas’ Sorrowing Lies My Land
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History tells us much about a land and its culture. Goa too has its own story of blood and sweat shed for its Motherland. Against this historical past, Goa’s literary history finds particular representation in Sorrowing lies My Land by Lambert Mascarenhas published in 1955. Lambert Mascarenhas(1914- ) a professional journalist was first noticed by the literary world for his Sorrowing lies My Land and received much acclaim thereafter. This publication gained greater coverage and national significance with it being translated into Marathi, Telugu and Konkani. Mascarenhas has to his credit a play titled The Greater Tragedy (1988) and a collection of short stories In The Womb of Saudade (1997).


Asian Monsoon Almost 40 Million Years Old

Abstract from study published in the journal Nature.

A new study suggests that Asian monsoon - one of the largest climate system in the world - existed much earlier than previous estimates..

According to University of Arizona geoscientists, Asian monsoon was in place 35-40 million years ago, which is around 15 million years before than other estimates about its origin. The climate system began at a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide was roughly three to four times greater than it is now. Asian Monsoon then lost its intensity around 34 million years ago.

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The musings, moods & memories of Goa's jolly good fellow - Lambert Mascarenhas at 100
Jonathan Rodrigues, TNN | Sep 14, 2014, 01.39AM IST

Lambert Mascarenhas completes hundred illustrious summers in the sun this Wednesday, but neither has his patriotic spirit withered nor has the love for his homeland faded. He has witnessed it first hand — Goa colonized and then set free. TOI joins the rest of Goa in taking its hat off to the charismatic centurion who made the pen his sword.

He was 41, not yet married, when he conceived the character of Tobias, who made some of us sing, laugh, cry and even burn with rage at the state of affairs during the Portuguese regime in Goa. The hard-to-melt kinds were bound to break down as they read his tale of the contrasting sentiments of grief and hope. Tobias was Lambert— body, mind and soul. He was easy to connect to, but very hard to let go of. That is why, every time you pick up that now-over-half-a-century-old masterpiece, the voices in your head make you wonder whether his land still lies sorrowing.


Goa beauty bags second spot at pageant
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Quito, Sep 14: Goa-based model was placed second in the Miss United Continent 2014. The first spot went to Dominican Republic’s Geisha Montes De Oca and Venezuela’s Wi May Nava stood third.

Gail, dressed in a champagne coloured gown designed by Nivedita Saboo, was declared the first runner-up at the pageant held in Guayaquil in Ecuador Saturday night. She also bagged the Best National Costume and Miss Photogenic titles.


Goa asks Centre for 100 MW More Electric Power
TNN | Sep 14, 2014, 12.30AM IST

Panaji: The state government has requested the Centre to allot at least 100 MW power from unallocated capacities of coal base or nuclear base stations like Kaiga nuclear power plant to cope with the shortfall and also provide financial assistance for a few schemes.


Dalgado Konknni Akademi Held Its Literary Criticism Program
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Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) recently held its ‘Obheas Yatra’ programme where promising Konkani writer Menino Almeida’s short story book, Bandpas was critically appreciated. Held on 27.08.2014, this was the first programme to be organized in the Conference Hall of the new premises of DKA at Old Education Bldg, Panjim.

Fr. Jose Silveira, Assistant Director of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr who was the key-note speaker spoke on the essentials of story and writing skills while dwelling on Menino’s book. Without going into the shortcomings, Fr. Silveira instead focused on how Menino’s stories could have been polished.


Agriculture is the Goan success story, as our vegetable basket fills with local, safe, produce
Posted by: Miguel Braganza [gulf-goans] | 19, Sep 2014

It is a Goan story of success. A 250% increase in vegetables production from 40 tonnes to 100 tonnes in just one year from 2012-13 to 2013-14. It has doubled to 200 tonnes [another 100% increase] in just the first three months of 2014-15. That is good news.

News Clips from India

India firmly behind Modi’s reforms, finds study
By Kumar Vikram | Mail Today – Fri 12 Sep, 2014

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing the things rightly and approval rating for his bold decisions — like calling off the secretary- level talks with Pakistan — is high. But, many of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Members of Parliament are wanting in their efforts to connect with the electorate in their respective constituencies.


India can rise again, I have a clear roadmap: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India has a chance to rise again as a global economic power and suggested that it could match with China and he has a "clear roadmap" to channelise entrepreneurial capabilities of country's 1.25 billion people.

"This is a country that once upon a time was called 'the golden bird'. We have fallen from where we were before. But now we have the chance to rise again.


India May Be Among Top Exporters by 2030: HSBC
Press Trust of India | Updated On: September 16, 2014 14:47 (IST)

New Delhi: India has the potential to become the world's fifth largest exporter of goods by 2030 in value terms, according to HSBC Trade Forecast. The country has the potential to become an export hub for autos and it is well placed to further develop its textile industry, global financial services major HSBC said in a report. This is despite the fact that India's near-term growth prospects remain lacklustre, with the economy likely to expand by 5.3 per cent in 2014 and 6.3 per cent in 2015 - well below the rapid growth rate of around 8 per cent a year in 2001-11.


Does the Church have it right on family teachings in India?
Posted on September 16, 2014, 3:35 PM | By Virginia Saldanha | Source:

Synod on the Family questionnaire falls short on addressing contraception, interreligious marriage.

Mumbai: A few lay leaders in India took the initiative to get responses from the laity to the Vatican questionnaire in preparation for the Synod on the Family. The responses when summed up show that the laity are pinning their hopes on the Synod Fathers, realizing that teachings in Humanae Vitae are hardly followed and need change.


Christian faith enriched composite Indian identity: VP Ansari

Mangalore, Sep 21 (PTI) Vice President M Hamid Ansari today said the Christian faith had strengthened the country's secular fabric and enriched the composite Indian identity.

The contribution of the Christian church in social and charitable work in India, especially in education and health sectors has been particularly noteworthy, he said.


3 Indian-origin leaders elected to NZ's Parliament

Melbourne, Sep 22 (PTI) Three Indian-origin politicians, including a woman, have been elected to New Zealand's Parliament in the just-concluded general elections. Kanwaljeet Singh Bakshi, Dr Parmjeet Parmar and Mahesh Bindra have successfully made it to the 121-member Parliament, the New Zealand Herald reported today.

Delhi-born Bakshi and Pune graduated Parmar fought the elections as the candidates of the ruling National party while Mumbai-born Bindra was elected as the New Zealand First party candidate.


Solar Energy Can Make Saltwater Drinkable in India: MIT
Washington | Sep 09, 2014

A desalination technology powered by solar panels could provide enough clean, palatable drinking water to meet the needs of India's water-deficient villages, MIT scientists say.



LYNN SOUZA-MARQUES September 23, 1933 - October 6, 2014
Tue Oct 07 03:10:07

The family would like to inform you of the peaceful passing of

Lynn Souza-Marques on October 6th, 2014. Lynn leaves behind his devoted wife, Monica, of 51 years. His supportive daughters, Linda (Bosco) D'Sa and Savia. Grandchildren Whitney & Ashton, his cousins and extended family.

He had a SMILE for all people and all things SWEET.

May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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+ Dominic De Souza
Fri Oct 03 02:51:42

With God’s grace and mercy we are profoundly saddened to announce the peaceful passing at home of our brave, valiant hero Dominic De Souza after a courageous battle with cancer on October 2, 2014.

Beloved husband of Rose, loving father of Denise De Souza, Daphne and Paul Schenk and proud Papa of Deshon Schenk.

Forever cherished brother, of Anthony (Elma), George (Irene), A....  Read more


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De SOUZA, Felix Dominic
January 14, 1927 – Tanga,  Tanganyika (Tanzania)
September 23, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Felix, beloved husband of Lourdes de Souza, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side, on Septembe....  Read more


+Joseph Romeo D'Souza
Sat Sep 27 12:00:00

Peacefully, on Wednesday September 24, 2014 at Villa Forum at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Maria. Cherished father of Blaise, Steven (Grace) and Trevor (Loida). Much loved grandfather of Lorimae, Twyla, Joshua, Thaddeus and Aislinn.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. Mississauga (Hwy....  Read more



Petition for Special Status For Goa

Dear Fellow Goans.

We have received a request from Goa to support their Petition for Special Status for Goa. The Movement for Special Status for Goa and Goans, (MSSG) has written to the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr.Manohar Parrikar, a copy of which is attached which is self explanatory. Click here to view-pdf

Goa desperately needs your support. We make a plea to you, and all your Goan friends and relatives to please endorse the request to signify your support. We enclose petition sheets for your signature. Please download and print two copies of the sheet. These have to be signed and submitted to the Indian Central Government following their protocols to receive their attention. Click here

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Expand your Initials in Passport - Ministry of External Affairs

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) advised Indian expatriates in the Gulf and those intending to go there on work should expand their initials in their passports

Please read the following articles to understand the possible complications of appearing wrong name or name without expanded initials in the Passports


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Events for 2014





 Saturday, September 27, 2014

CLR Association

CLR Social
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Sunday,   September 28, 2014 – 2.00 pm Radio Mango & Sponsors Rose Theatre Brampton
2 Legends live in Concert
Lorna & Henry
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Sunday, October 26, 2014 Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Alumni (UK) Alumni Memorial Mass & Reunion
Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon, Surrey.
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November 22, 2014
Navelim Union - Toronto 39th Navelim Feast
Venue: Payal Banquet Hall
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Health & Wellness

Inviting Ontarians to screen for cancer

Cancer Care Ontario expands correspondence program to include cervical cancer

Toronto, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Cancer Care Ontario is reaching out to men and women to encourage them to screen for breast, colorectal and for the first time, cervical cancer, with an expanded direct-mail correspondence campaign.


Life-extending treatment now an option for newly diagnosed metastatic melanoma patients

Melanoma treatment landscape looking better and brighter year after year

Oakville, ON, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Melanoma is in the news again, and once again it's for a good reason. The Melanoma Network of Canada is very pleased with the recent Health Canada approval of Yervoy (ipilimumab), as a first option for treatment of patients newly diagnosed with metastatic disease. This means that for the first time, these patients can be treated with a proven life-extending treatment right away. This news follows a string of good news in the area of research and treatment advances for melanoma in the past few years.

Rona Ambrose says Canada needs better palliative care
By Susan Lunn, CBC News Posted: Sep 15, 2014 5

In an exclusive interview, health minister talks about end-of-life and palliative care with CBC News

"It's going to continue to be an issue because we're living longer, our society is living longer."

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RAW: Ambrose on palliative care 2:11

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose says Canada has to do better when caring for people who are dying — and she wants to make that a priority.


Canada needs a national dementia strategy
Richard Lautens / Toronto Star Order this photo

By 2031, an estimated 1.4 million Canadians will be suffering from dementia. To provide these patients quality care, and to keep wait times under control, we need a national strategy.

Dementia numbers are staggering — and set to rise even higher — in most of the developed world.
By: Dr. Chris Simpson Published on Sat Sep 13 2014

Just a few months ago as a panelist at a conference on dementia, I made front-page news by stating the obvious.

I said the reason there is a nine-month waiting time in this country for a hip replacement is because there are so many patients with dementia taking up acute-care hospital beds.


Older Adults and the Importance of Social Interaction
From University of Rochester Medical Centre website

As you get older and retire or move to a new community, you may not have quite as many opportunities to socialize as you did when you were younger.


Ten tips for snowbirds escaping Canadian winters

THORNHILL, ON, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - First-time snowbirds eager to head south this year are already dreaming about trading in their snow shovels for golf clubs.

But before snowbirds start packing up their cars, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is reminding the sunseekers that choosing a destination is only one part of the planning process.


The key skill needed while applying to study abroad
Yahoo Finance India  | By Mr.Jaideep Gupta

The advent of social media, mobile phones and popular flicks has paved way to a new language among students. While the colloquial lingo students’ use makes communication easier, it can prove to be a bane when it comes to writing academic essays. Students now are finding it increasingly difficult to write essays that express their views and purpose in a formal language. A well written essay/SOP can exponentially increase the student’s admission chance in a desired university.

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