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Newsletter. Issue 23. November 08, 2014


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Lest We Forget
Remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom.


In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
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Gossiping Christians make people turn to atheism, pope says
Carol Glatz for Catholic News Service | Vatican City | October 30, 2014

Good Catholics should offer their fellow humans 'love', 'relief' and 'comfort'

People cheer as Pope Francis arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday (Photo by Paul Haring/CNS)

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The way Christians behave can either help and inspire others, or turn them away from ever following Jesus, Pope Francis said Wednesday.


Engineers Canada CEO appointed to the Expert Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians

Mr. Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng., the Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Canada (CNW Group/Engineers Canada)

Ottawa, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Mr. Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng., the Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Canada, has been appointed by the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada, to join a panel of experts to consider the barriers to the labour market integration of new Canadians.


Prosperity index ranks Canada 5th in world

Canada ranks No. 5 on an international prosperity index produced by the Legatum Institute of London that combines measures of economic progress, health, opportunity and personal freedom.


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


Church must keep moving forward
Published on Mon Oct 27 2014

Bishops divided despite ‘changing conditions of society,’ Oct. 20

The news that conservative Catholic bishops distanced themselves from the Vatican document in favour of same-sex couples and divorced people must not be considered by the progressive Catholic bishops as well as laity as a problem but as an opportunity for increased open dialogue on such key but potentially divisive faith related issues.


Unhappy couples should not be 'held hostage' to their past
Fr William Grimm, Tokyo | International | October 24, 2014

As it stands, the current annulment process is the equivalent of 'marital archeology'

A major dispute at the recently concluded Extraordinary Synod on the Family, described by Tokyo Archbishop Takeo Okada as "white hot", concerned the Church's practice of denying the Eucharist to those who have remarried following a divorce.

People Places and Thingss

By Armand Rodrigues
Arthur & Rosalia D'Costa and Dora Abreu cracking their heads to make as many words from "Happy Halloween" Making a Mummy Contest Bella's Halloween Dancing Group Helping with all the fun! big smiles from Maurice James, Marilyn and Judy D'Mello
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Pictures taken by Mr. Pat D'Cruz.

In the past, Christianity always attached a negative significance to Halloween. After all, it was a pagan ritual. The Scots started the ritual in the 16th century. It started with prayers for the dead, before All Souls’ Day. It was customary then for the poor to go from door to door begging for food. All this was to help the dead in their grave ordeals on a journey to the “otherworld”.


The urge to Collect and Accumulate
By Armand Rodrigues

One’s urge to collect is supposed to be a matter of instinct. Pack-rats, magpies and chimpanzees stash away things that catch their fancy. The most powerful people in history have been avid hoarders as well. Collecting money for the sake of collecting it, is no different, unless it is used. It can be argued that we are saving things only for now or until we get round to getting rid of them. The propensity to collect can lead to one becoming a slave to clutter. Discarding stuff takes special effort.


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The Goan Mando: A Malay Connection
Posted on September 27, 2012 by Veena Patwardhan

East Asian influence on the Goan Mando

Since ancient times, hybridization brought on by colonization and migration has led to things related to human life such as culture, language, cuisine, and even garments taking on blended forms. Consider the unique Hindi we speak in a melting pot metropolis like Mumbai, or the way the Brits have absorbed chicken tikka into their repertoire of national dishes, or the way strange new varieties of yoga are sprouting in the United States, and you’ll get the picture. The Goan Mando, like all other hybrids that evolved out of the mixing of cultures, has many captivating features. Interestingly, in addition to its music and dance components, the costumes worn by the men and women performers also exhibit a fascinating fusion of east and west. The Lusitanian impact is the most evident, but how many Mando lovers are aware of the Malay or East Asian influence on the Goan Mando?


New Kenyan 'Thin SIMs' Poised to Transform African Mobile Money
by Hilary Heuler | October 30, 2014

Kenya's mobile money industry could undergo a serious shakeup thanks to new technology. A Kenyan bank is rolling out its own mobile network using a new paper-thin SIM card that sits on top of an ordinary SIM. But industry leader Safaricom says thin SIMs could lead to data theft and fraud.

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Goan disapora to be roped in to give boost to tourism
TNN | Nov 2, 2014,

Panaji: Widening the scope for promotion of Goa tourism internationally as a land of contrast and 365-day destination, Goa tourism has decided to involve the Goan diaspora.


Goa will get just 500 charters from Russia'
Times of India
Panaji: Pegas Touristik, a major tour operator in Russia, has told TOI that Goa can expect just 500 charters from Russia this season. Of the total 1,128

The News Hub | Palolem, South Goa
Palolem is with good reason the star of Goa's southern shores, the town is incredibly small and the beach very beautiful. In season (October ...

Plans for Tomorrowland India in Motion, but Goa Event Still Has Miles of Planning to Go
Music Times

A report from, a news service in the Goa state, indicates that the company has begun putting out feelers to launch a festival...

Online survey to record career path of Goa varsity students
The Hindu

Confederation of Indian Industry, in association with Goa University, is launching an online survey to obtain feedback from its alumni to record their ..

Goa CM Parrikar accuses Bombay High Court of land-grabbing
Zee News
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday attacked the judiciary, specifically the Bombay High Court bench in Goa, for land-related ...


Black Money trail: Radha Timblo - Goa miner and hotelier
"Will offer proper explanation"
BS Reporter | Mumbai | October 28, 2014 Goanet News

Till recently, Radha Satish Timblo, owner of mining firm Timblo Enterprises, was leading a quiet life in Goa. The government's revelation on Monday that she is one of those to have stashed black money in Switzerland has surprised everyone in the state, including those from the Timblo family.

News Clips from India

112-year-old Kunjannam confirmed as oldest woman in India
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 8:50pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI

112-years-old Kunjannam Anthony is the oldest living woman in India at present, according to the Limca Book of Records.

The Creative Head of Limca Book of Records (LBR) P P Petertoday visited Kunjannam at the private Amala Medical College Hospital here where she had been admitted for old age ailmentsrecently and handed over the certificate of record of being the oldest woman in India.


Karachi’s Forgotten Communities 
October 25, 2014 | Samson Simon Sharaf

Injudicious comments by Kursheed Ali Shah, the PPP leader followed by Bilawal’s remarks about MQM have led to controversies. In a quest to score political points, both parties tended to amplify their contribution to Karachi. Both forget that their contribution to Uroos ul Bilaad, the ‘bride of cities’ and ‘city of lights’ is meager.


Hillary Clinton praises Prime Minister Narendra Modi's focus on sanitation
By PTI | 31 Oct, 2014, 04.04AM IST

Washington: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his focus on sanitation and cleanliness and called for more women participation for the world economy to recover quickly.

PIO + OCI = OIC (Citizenship Amendment Bill 2014)
JoeGoaUk joegoauk at | Sun Nov 2 18:04:36 PST 2014


Indian Citizenship Act 1955 (amendment) Bill 2014 It deals with 3 main proposals viz
  1. Foreigners of Indian Origin when re-acquire Indian Citizenship are required to be resident of India for 12 months continuously before making application for Citizenship. Under some sections, they are required to be ordinarily resident in India  for seven years before making application for Citizenship out of which  they should be residing in India throughout the period of 12 months  immediately before making an application for registration (see some extracts/excepts from relevant sub. Sections a, c, f & g.)


SunEdison Wins 150 Megawatts of Solar Photovoltaic Projects In Karnataka India

JAIPUR and CHENNAI, India, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it has won 5 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 150 megawatts (MW) from Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) as announced by the Government of Karnataka. SunEdison or SunEdison affiliates, including Yieldcos, are envisioned as the ultimate owner(s) of these solar projects, and will sell the electricity generated to various entities via Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's).



A Tribute to the late Egbert Fernandes "A natuarlly gifted athlete" by Norman Da Costa
Mon Nov 10 12:00:00

By Norman Da Costa*

        Egbert Fernandes was one of Kenya’s most versatile and gifted Goan sportsmen. In a country that produced world-class athletes by the bushel-load, the naturally-talented Egbert excelled at every sport he tried, but it was in field hockey where he left an indelible impression.

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+ Egbert Fernandes
Sun Nov 09 09:19:53

Nov 6, Canberra, Aust: It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Egbert Carmo Fernandes, born in Kisumu Kenya 1941. A triple hockey Olympian and devoted husband of Bertha and doting father of Vincent (Miriam), Wallace and Joanne (Kevin). Papa to Matthew and Luke. Egbert was the son of the late  Vincent and Mary Fernandes, brother and brother-in- ....  Read more



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Health & Wellness

Why it's time to face up to old age 13, 2014

She is healthy, strong, flexible, with a joyous expression on her face. ... Organs slow as a natural part of the aging process, as does memory—but not the brain itself. ... Chow, a behavioural neurologist at Toronto's Baycrest Health Centre. ... withdrawal, reluctance to go to the doctor, even reduced lifespan.


People are so busy denying and defying age, we’re unprepared for what old age actually looks like, says sociologist Stephen Katz, a professor at Trent University: “We talk about the ‘Rs’—revitalizing, rejuvenation, rementia. We don’t talk about the ‘Ds’—decrepitude, dependency, death. Not everybody is healthy or independent or prosperous.”


Health Canada approves Aspirin as emergency heart attack drug

People who think they may be having a heart attack are advised to call 911 and then chew two 81-milligram tablets.

Health Canada has approved low-dose Aspirin and its generic equivalents as an emergency heart attack treatment. Acetylsalicylic acid, the active ingredient in Aspirin, prevents platelets from sticking together and can help break up blood clots that cause heart attacks.


Walmart Canada launches Half Your Plate program
October 24, 2014

Walmart Canada has joined Half Your Plate, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association's healthy eating campaign designed to get Canadians of all ages to eat more fruits and veggies to improve their health. After a successful launch on social media this summer, Half Your Plate is now making its way onto produce packaging and into retail stores across Canada.  “We are excited to be the first major retailer to promote Half Your Plate in our stores and flyers,” said Sam Silvestro, senior director of fresh foods for Walmart Canada, said in a press release. “We believe that healthy eating starts with getting enough servings of fruits and vegetables every day, and Half Your Plate provides an easy message for consumers to understand and keep in mind when doing their grocery shopping.”


Seniors Safety at Home - A Priority for Home Care Across the Country

Mississauga, ON, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Falls in the home present a significant safety concern for seniors in Canada. According to the report "Preventing Falls: From Evidence to Improvement in Canadian Health Care", released by Accreditation Canada, Canadian Institute of Health Information and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), falls experienced by seniors have a negative impact on their physical and psychological wellbeing, as well as their ability to safely stay in their homes with dignity, independence and quality of life.


New online tool tracks roadside service requests

Auto club unveils CAA Service Tracker

Thornhill, ON, Oct. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is offering its members peace-of-mind at their fingertips.

The next time our members run into car trouble they will be able to track their roadside service requests using CAA Service Tracker. The new online tool provides our members with live updates on their roadside assistance requests. The free service shows the status of the call from the moment it is received to when the roadside service request is completed. The tool also gives members the option to cancel their roadside service request.


Germ warfare: Washing up saves lives

Good hand hygiene essential in battle against health care-associated infections

Edmonton, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Some 220,000 Canadians are sickened every year with an infection they pick up in a hospital or health-care facility. About 8,000 of those patients die each year as a result.

In a world increasingly preoccupied with the spread of disease and infection, the basic act of cleaning your hands remains the single most effective known pathogen prevention process. Studies show proper hand hygiene has the potential to reduce by half the incidence of health care-acquired infections across this country. Yet optimal hand hygiene compliance practice in Canadian health care facilities is considered to be less than 40 per cent.


Canadians' biggest worry as they age is paying for health-care: Sun Life
Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Last Updated Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An ambulance drives up to a hospital, in Longueuil, Que. on Sept. 9, 2014. (Ryan Remiorz / The Canadian Press)

Toronto -- Two thirds of Canadians say their biggest concern as they get older is their health, but less than a quarter report that they've planned or saved up for health costs in retirement, according to a survey conducted for Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF).

The 2014 Sun Life Canadian Health Index found that 66 per cent of those surveyed said deteriorating health was their biggest worry going into old age.

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