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INDIA - Expecting more than five million
pilgrims for the once-a-decade exposition of the
body of St. Francis Xavier in Goa, the Catholic
Church in the former Portuguese colony has worked to
ensure the event is “spiritually nourishing” for the
“This is a wonderful opportunity to proclaim our
faith,” said Archbishop Filipe de Rosario Ferrao of
Goa, the tiny Indian state on the Arabian Sea coast.
Release of National
Seniors Council report on the social isolation of
GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 24, 2014
/CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Jason
Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social
Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, the
Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and the
Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors),
announced today the release of the National Seniors
Council's (NSC's) Report on the Social Isolation of
Seniors - 2013-2014, which is now available online.
Pope Francis condemned priests and laity who turn
their parishes into a “business” by charging for
things such as baptisms, blessings and Mass
intentions – calling it a scandal that's hard to
General Fall Report Points to Shortcomings at
Library and Archives Canada CP | By Jim Bronskill, The
Canadian Press | Posted: 11/25/2014
Ottawa - Future
generations may not be able to enjoy Canada's
recorded heritage — including photos, maps and
important documents — because Library and Archives
Canada is not collecting all of the material it
should from federal agencies, the auditor general
are sustaining Toronto’s condo boom and demand is
fuelling supply so all those Cassandras predicting a
glut of unsold condos in the city may be wrong after
Last year, there were 22,000 more non-permanent
residents than there were the year before, driving
the total to 774,000 in 2013, almost twice the
number that came to Canada as recently as 2005.
Immigrants already represent about 70 per cent of
Canada’s population growth at the moment — and half
of those who come to Canada are in the prime
homebuying age range of between 20 and 45.
The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not
necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.
By 2017, about 225,000 more maids, home
health care workers, food service workers,
retail salespeople and custodians are likely
to be needed, making them among the
fastest-growing jobs. But with wages around
$10 per hour, it's hard to find good
People Places and Thingss
Seniors’ Club (Tor) Preempts Christmas By Armand Rodrigues
Click image to
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. The number of
events in Toronto, leading up to December 25, poses
a dilemma in deciding on which to attend. Attending
all is not a practical proposition. After all, there
are so many Goan, quasi-Goan or sports clubs in the
area hosting parties. The reason why events are
spread out is that all available banquet halls and
bands get booked well in advance. The up-side is
that the functions do not overlap each other and so
are not competing for patronage.
Mendes: accomplished Goan Canadian Community Leader
It is time that many in our Goan community in Canada
took justifiable pride in Patrick Mendes’ active
role and stirring speech at the very start/launch of
Bonnie Crombie's Mississauga Mayoralty campaign.
Patrick certainly did a great job on this key
occasion and deserves our acknowledgement and hearty
Bonnie Crombie had a fine track record of an
accomplished and successful businesswoman before she
went on to take a leadership role in social causes –
prior to entering politics. Bonnie became a Member
of Parliament for Mississauga and a Mississauga
Municipal Councillor - when she decided to run for
Mayor of Mississauga, in the sixth largest city in
Canada with a population now exceeding 750,000.
World oil prices have dropped by about 30 percent
since June. That has helped many economies around
the world. When people spend less on fuel, they can
spend more on other goods. But lower oil prices also
mean reduced profits for national oil companies.
Privately-owned oil producers and companies that
provide services to the oil industry are also
Stephen Hawking, one of Britain's pre-eminent
scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking
machines pose a threat to our very existence.
He told the BBC:"The development of full artificial
intelligence could spell the end of the human race."
His warning came in response to a question about a
revamp of the technology he uses to communicate,
which involves a basic form of AI. But others are
less gloomy about AI's prospects. The theoretical
physicist, who has the motor neurone disease
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is using a new
system developed by Intel to speak.
Snacks such as cassava,
steamed corn and yam cakes should be served at
official gatherings and the number of guests invited
to high-ranking bureaucrats' parties should be
limited to 400, a minister said.
An Indonesian street food
vendor prepare meals in a Jakarta market.
(Photo: AFP/FILE/ROMEO GACAD)
Indonesia has ordered officials to eat local street
food at meetings instead of fancy foreign fare and
stop holding lavish parties, the latest moves by the
new government to crack down on bureaucratic excess.
Paul Fernandes comes from an Indian family of
prolific creative people — painters, chefs and
writers. Born in Kenya, and raised in India,
Fernandes worked as a creative director in top
advertising agencies in Mumbai. That is, until he
decided to immigrate to Canada in 2003. He and his
wife chose Toronto, and after facing challenges in
returning to his career in advertising, he turned to
writing short stories, which got published in Anokhi
Magazine, and anthologies like Canadian Voices II
and Indian Voices. Now he has published his first
book of short stories, about South Asian immigrants
living in Canada cleverly titled Frost Bites.
Read Short Story
by Jude Fernandes – Wishbone – Set in Goa
A Matter of Time - Brenda
Charmingly narrated, A Matter of Time is a memoir,
full of simple episodes that might have been
experienced by any child who grew up in a Goan
village in the 1980s. Yet, at another level, it
gives a picture of the stark reality of how much the
topography of most Goan villages has changed over
the last few decades… how the lifestyle has changed
from simple rural living to a ‘modern’ one.
Belgaum: Hundreds of
pilgrims, including five-year-old kids, senior
citizens and differently-abled persons, began the
customary walking pilgrimage simultaneously from
Belgaum and Khanapur on Saturday, as they are headed
to participate in the Exposition at Old Goa.
About 350 pilgrims coming from Belgaum, Gokak,
Khanapur, Sangargalli and other places and belonging
to Christian and other faiths commenced their
walking pilgrimage an initiative by octagenarian
Jesuit Priest Swamy Prabhudhar since last 35 years.
Bird hit: AAI
asks Goa government to clean garbage heaps near
airport Tuesday, 2 December 2014
after a Delhi-bound Air India flight with 164
passengers on board had to abort its take-off due to
a bird hit at Goa airport, the Airport Authority of
India (AAI) has asked the state government to remove
garbage heaps lying around the facility. The litter
lying strewn across several places near the airport
AAI officials, who held emergency meeting with the
state government at Vasco airport in Goa last week,
identified several places where garbage is being
dumped. Goa Airport Director KS Rao said on Tuesday
that local Panchayat has been asked to clear a
garbage heap lying in the funnel area (airspace used
to take off or land). "It was not a garbage dump as
such but people had thrown garbage on the roadside
which turned into the heap. We have informed the
local panchayat to clear it off," said Rao.
News Clips from India
This is best
time for India to become superpower: KPMG CEO Ahmedabad, Nov 28 , 2014, (PTI)
Global consultancy firm
KPMG India's CEO Richard Rekhy today said that
economic slowdown in many countries have provided a
great opportunity for India to be at centre stage of
management students at 'Confluence-2014', held at
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A)
here, Rekhy also listed several challenges which
India needs to overcome to become the superpower.
"Chinese economy is slowing down, while US economy
is fluctuating. This is the best opportunity for
India to get the centre stage. The new government
(Centre) came into power at the time when we are
having USD 300 billion in foreign reserves. There
can't be a better time than this," he said. Rekhy
also pointed out several challenges, which he called
as 'global mega-trends' that India needs to face in
the coming years.
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani
counterpart Nawaz Sharif shook hands during the
SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Home Minister Rajnath
Singh on Friday said it was not enough and efforts
should be made to bring hearts together.
"Mere handshake is not enough as hearts should also
meet," Singh said, while addressing public meetings
in Uri, Kupwara and Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir
through telephone from the city airport here.
Sahai wins big at Miss Earth TNN | Nov 26, 2014, 10.04AM
India Earth Alankrita Sahai, wins big at the Miss
Earth 2014 pageant held in Manila,Philippines .
Alankrita bagged a silver medal in Miss Photogenic,
she is now placed in the top 10 eco-beauty video
winners. Alankrita bagged a bronze in National costume, that was
designed by the very talented designer, Melvyn
Noronha, special thanks to Devashish
Majumdar, Carol Fernandes, Adney Gonsalves and
Nikhil Franco for their efforts in putting together
the national costume for India.
The national costume was themed around kamasutra and
ayuveda celebrating india sculpture and affinity to
nature. A high fashion hairstyle piece was created
to represent the Qutub minar. The Silhouette of the
outfit is a fusion of an Indian dhoti and a nude
body. The dhoti represents the simplicity of people
in their association with nature and hold an orange
colour representing a spiced Indian curry.
Unveiling his company's plans for Indian market,
Indo-Canadian business tycoon Prem Watsa has
announced that his company will invest $1 billion in
India. Enthused by the economic opportunities he
sees in the country, Watsa said he will invest at
least $1 billion in India as part of a consortium.
In a first for the 64-year-old Indian-origin
businessman, Watsa is setting up a company
specifically focused on a country to raise the funds
and will make the investments, which may be
announced in a week's time.
Rs 100 crore deal with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
for Dornier aircraft
By PTI | 28 Nov, 2014, 05.02PM IST
Mauritius government has signed a contract worth
nearly Rs 100 crore with aerospace major Hindustan
Aeronautics Limited (HAL) here to acquire its
Dornier aircraft for maritime surveillance.
Attention AMAZON shoppers From: George Pinto
When you shop at Amazon using the link below, Amazon
donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Goa Sudharop.
celebration of “The People’s Saint of Peace”,
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Mass of Thanksgiving organized by the Joseph Naik
Vaz Institute, Berkeley, California.
Please save the Date -
Please join our Joyous Celebration on Sunday, March
15, 2015, of the Canonization of St. Joseph Vaz
(1651-1711) born in Goa. The “People’s Saint of
Peace”, Joseph Vaz is now included in the Catholic
calendar of Saints.
We need to do something about retirement income, and
we need to do it now. People cannot save enough for
retirement and we are going to see growing poverty
among retired seniors. Even bank economists have
started to say RRSPs have failed. There’s too much
risk and not enough security to ensure that, after a
lifetime of work, people can retire and live out
their last years in dignity. Too many of today’s
seniors live in poverty and too many older workers
are realizing their retirement plans have come up
short because the investment returns they were
promised never materialized or they simply could not
save enough on their own. Young people are
graduating with high levels of student debt and
going into jobs where workplace pension plans aren't
being offered. The financial services industry pays
itself juicy fees to manage your money and that eats
up a big part of your potential retirement savings -
if you have any retirement savings left when you are
ready to retire, after the roller coaster dips and
dives of the stock market.
Quebec Goan Association: Invitation to St.
Francis Xavier's Feast on Saturday the 29/11/2014. From
| Dear Friends,
Old man winter has come to visit us once again and
as we look out at the snow covered landscape we are
reminded that, Christmas is just around the corner.
We Goans of course, know that at this time of the
year, we celebrate our beloved St. Francis Xavier's
Feast. This year we have planned a wonderful feast
for you all.
Goa Retirees -
Keep the Dates Free
2014: Retirees Christmas Fest
Events for 2014
December 06, 2014
Friends of St.Francis Xavier (Toronto)
13th Annual Feast celebration
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Church,2950
Midland Ave, Scarborough ON
believe community sport can do good, but that unruly
parents are a top threat, report finds
RBC Sports Day in Canada gives Canadians from coast
to coast the opportunity to encourage and celebrate
Toronto, Nov. 24, 2014 /CNW/
- New research shows 83 per cent of
Canadians believe community sport can instill
character in youth by teaching them values and
positive life lessons. However, 60 per cent of
Canadians see poor parental behavior as a threat to
achieving this benefit.
lifestyles by Quebecers would ease the economic
burden of chronic diseases
change the economic cost of six chronic diseases
could rise from $8 billion at present to $13 billion
annually in 2030.
Montreal, Nov. 24, 2014 /CNW/
- Quebec could lower the economic burden
of chronic diseases by billions of dollars over the
next 20 years if Quebecers reduce the prevalence of
six conditions, according to a Conference Board of
Canada report, Improving Lifestyle Habits:
Substantial Benefits for Quebec's Economy and the
Health of Its Citizens, released today.
Professionals pleased to see Bill C-247 pass through
the House of Commons
Ottawa, Dec. 4, 2014 /CNW/
- Today, The Funeral Service Association
of Canada (FSAC) was pleased to see all party
support at third reading for Bill C-247, the Main
Point of Contact with the Government of Canada in
case of Death Act This bill was introduced by Guelph
MP Frank Valeriote, and will now move to the Senate
So you want to burn fat more efficiently, age more
gracefully and become more resistant to
all-too-common maladies such as heart disease,
diabetes and cancer?
release warning after five seniors killed by cars in
two weeks By NICK EAGLAND, The
ProvinceDecember 4, 2014 11:55 AMescapes.ca
Photograph by: Darren Stone file photo, Times
The gloomy weather has
made it harder to see people at intersections.
The B.C. Coroners Service is warning pedestrians and
drivers to use extra caution after five elderly
pedestrians were struck and killed by vehicles in
the past two weeks. In four of the five cases, the
pedestrians, aged 73 to 87, were struck by cars
making left-hand turns, according to a news release
from the coroner’s office. The pedestrian in the
fifth case was struck by a vehicle going straight
through an intersection.
Management Group named "Best Wealth Management
Provider - Canada - 2014" by World Finance Banking
Recognized for its
client centric approach, strong research teams and
innovative investment solutions
Toronto, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW/
- CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) has been
named Best Wealth Management Provider in Canada for
2014 by World Finance, a U.K.-based leading
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