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Newsletter. Issue 05 February 28, 2015


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Ontario’s new sex ed curriculum will teach Grade 4 students risks of sexting

The first update to Ontario’s sex education curriculum since 1998 will see primary grade students learn about both the benefits and potential harms of online activity, including “sexting.”

The new curriculum will be released on Monday, but according to a report from The Canadian Press, which obtained a copy of a “quick facts” guide for parents, students in grades 1 through 3 will learn strategies for safe Internet use.


Documentary on senior abuse should be an eye opener
February 19, 2015 • 

Senior abuse and neglect is a growing issue in Canada given we have a rapidly ageing population, but among the South Asian community, the problem is more acute. In the general population, just 5 percent of seniors live with family as opposed to 25 percent among South Asians. A large number of South Asian seniors suffer abuse and neglect in silence because they either don’t want to bring shame and scandal to the family, or they have a fatalistic attitude to life and death and they can’t imagine a life in a new country away from their caregivers cum abusers.


Catholic justice leaders condemn Europe's growing racism, nationalism
February 19, 2015 | By Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service

OXFORD, England - Catholic leaders condemned "racism and xenophobia" in Europe and urged religious communities to speak out against a growing "nationalism of exclusion" of the type that preceded both world wars.


Canadian regulators hope to have a crowdfunding regime in place by the summer.

In a notice Thursday, the Ontario Securities Commission said regulators in several jurisdictions are in the midst of reviewing comment letters received in response to crowdfunding rules proposed last year.


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Pope playing key global role
By: Rudy Fernandes | Published on Mon Feb 23 2015
Opinion / Readers' Letters

Re: The powerful new prince of politics, Feb. 21

It is not surprising to see how Pope Francis is moving and shaking in the corridors of power, not just in the Vatican but globally.


For Indian Jesuit, Narendra Modi's bluff will be called sooner or later,-Narendra-Modi's-bluff-will-be...
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Feb 20 at 1:07 AM | by Nirmala Carvalho

Fr Cedric Prakash, SJ, director of the Prashant Centre for Human Rights, Justice and Peace in Gujarat, speaks about the prime minister's statement on religious freedom. Leader of a right-wing Hindu nationalist party, Modi said that his "will be a government that gives equal respect to all religions". Yet, he has failed to mention attacks on churches and minorities across the country.

People Places and Things

A Complete Guide To The Rules For Lent
February 18, 2015

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Another Lenten journey of further conversion will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Lent prepares the faithful to celebrate the Paschal Mystery of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection.

It is a time for reflection and spiritual renewal, a time to examine one’s relationships with God and with others. The Church also calls Catholics to a spirit of penance, above all fasting, prayer and almsgiving, “which express conversion in relation to oneself, to God, and to others” (CCC 1969, 1434.)

Woman from Goa Recipient of Guinness Book of World Records Certificate.

Sharon Mazarello - a Diva from Goa…proud recipient of the Guinness Book of World Records' Certificate, for singing in the Longest Konkani Singing Marathon held on 26th & 27th January 2008 at Mangalore. She is the first ever female Tiatrist from Goa in the Guinness Book..!

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DJ Patil appointed as the first US Chief Data Scientist New Delhi, February 19, 2015 | UPDATED 10:43 IST

The White House has formally appointed Dr DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist, Megan Smith, the US Chief Technology Officer, announced through the White House blog. He will hold the position of Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House.

Patil who holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of California and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland has also authored a number of influential articles and books explaining the current and potential applications of data science.


New Book - The Village Effect
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In this surprising, entertaining and persuasive new book, psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience and longevity.

From birth to death, human beings are hard-wired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal us, help children learn, extend our lives and make us happy. Looser in-person bonds matter, too, combining with our close relationships to form a personal “village” around us, one that exerts unique effects.


Foundation laid for Jain Temple in Brampton
Sunday, February 22,

Hundreds of devotees with their family and friends lined up with their own bricks to lay down the foundation of auspicious Bhagwan 1008 Aadinatha Jain Temple that is being built on Mayfield Road (Mayfield and Gore Road) in Brampton last week. His holiness Bhattarka Charukirtiji and Pandit Dharm Chand Sastri conducted the special religious pooja befitting the event of purifying the land and laying down the foundation stone amid grand gala and chanting of ceremonial mantras.


Your Sari Is Like A Thermos
By Priyanka Pulla | Grist Media – Wed 11 Feb, 2015

Need the warmth of a sweater in winter and the breeziness of a skirt in summer? A new study finds that the traditional sari is the perfect all-weather clothing – and that everything depends on how you drape it.

For many Indian women today, the sari is more an outfit for rare, dressy occasions than utilitarian daily wear. Better the pre-stitched convenience of trousers or salwar kameezes than the fumbling that comes with six-yards of freeform fabric. Yet, a new study by a Riyadh-based researcher of Indian origin turns the idea on its head, showing that the Indian sari scores over western wear on at least one aspect of convenience – insulation. Much like a thermos flask, the sari has the ability to keep its wearer warm or cool, depending on the weather around her. It’s all in the pallu, the study shows. Depending on whether you pleat the pallu or drape it across your shoulders, you can alternate between the warmth of a sweater and trousers or the breeziness of a summer skirt and blouse.

News Clips from Goa

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NY Times persuades tourists not to go to Goa, but Kerala
Goa News

While Goa's tourism department is moving all over the world to attract tourists, New York Times seems to be persuading tourists NOT TO GO TO GOA, ... Click here to read more

Second CIBA centre opens at Assagao

It aims to support start-ups and boost entrepreneurship among Goan youth. The new CIBA, said Naik, will provide opportunities for self employment ...Click here to read more

Vistara launches maiden flight service to Goa
The Hindu

Tata's full service passenger carrier Vistara Friday launched its maiden flight between New Delhi and Goa and said that it will expand its fleet to six ...Click here to read more

Goa's BJP govt censured for attempt to censor popular theatre

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS): The BJP-led Goa government's third attempt in the last one year to censor a nearly tiatr or teatro, a century-old street theatre ...Click here to read more

No plan to have censor for plays, tiatr: Goa BJP
Zee News

Panaji: The ruling BJP in Goa on Tuesday said it has no plans to set censor board for plays and the traditional Konkani musical theatres 'tiatr'... Click here to read more

Herald, the messenger, is Goan. And its message is for all genuine Goans

Reacting to our call “Utt Goenkara Utt, Nidhantlo Utt”, asking Goans to wake up from their slumber to fight purported attempts by the government to ...Click here to read more
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Destroying Miramar: Goa tourism blunders again

Goa, Feb 18 (TNN): The latest announcement from state authorities gives citizens of Goa—especially tourism stakeholders—very good reason to ...Click here to read more


[Goanet] Press release: Two young Goan musicians to represent India at the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra in London
Bosco D Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:16:53 -0800

Two young Goan musicians, Syanna Fernandes and Chernoll Mendonca have been selected to represent India at the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra concert series between 8-12 March 2015.

News Clips from India

Indian Prime Minister Modi Condemns Religious Violence
Source [goans_tanzanite] Modi condemns Religious Violence
The New York Times | By Carol Giacomo | February 17, 2015

After holding back for too long, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India delivered a firm statement Tuesday condemning religious violence.


Indians need to invest in Ontario, says Dipika Damerla
January 30, 2015 • 
CI News Service Mississauga

Dipika Damerla, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (Long-Term Care and Wellness)

has visited India many times, but this time it was different. She was there to attend Vibrant Gujarat. “There was such an air of optimism. A high level of civic sense and a thinking that real change can be accomplished,” she said.

This was according to many Davos in action, a 110 countries there including China looking at investment opportunities in India. Dipika Damerla spoke at the Health Seminar and was impressed as India moves toward providing health for all. They had the W.H.O, John Hopkins people talking about Mobile Technology to be used to reach remote villages.


India testfires nuclear-capable missile 2015-02-19 14:08:05

New Delhi, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- India on Thursday successfully testfired its home-made, nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in the eastern state of Odisha, sources said.


U.S. state governor apologizes to India over police high-handedness on Indian national 2015-02-18 21:22:43

New Delhi, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Governor of U.S. state of Alabama Robert Bentley has apologized to India for the high-handedness of Madison police against a 57-year-old Indian national, sources said Wednesday.


Small planes have close shave during performance at Aero India 2015

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One plane hit the wing of the other at the Aero India 2015, going on at the Air Force station in Yelahanka, Bengaluru, on Thursday afternoon. Two members of the four-member team of the acrobatic fliers, Flying Bulls, managed to escape unhurt.

The aerobatics team from Czech Republic was in the midst of one of its performances when the accident occurred. During one of the manoeuvres, the wing of one of the planes hit the wing of the other. The plane that was hit, sustained damages almost up to the cockpit.



+Cecilia Vaz
Fri Mar 13 02:01:53

9 Mar: London, UK. CECILIA CARLOTTA VAZ. Aged 100. Formerly from Poona, India and Kampala, Uganda. Passed away peacefully. Cecilia, ex-teacher of Norman Godinho School, Kampala. Beloved wife of the late Peter Vaz. Loving mother of Horace (Margaret), late Joyce (Sergio Coelho), Adelaide (Gilbert Fonseca). Grandmother of Tracey & Tara Vaz, Stephanie (Andrew Capaldi), Karen (Didier Adam), Jess....  Read more


+ Allan O. Pinto
Tue Mar 03 01:30:33

The family is saddened to announce the passing of Allan on March 1, 2015 in his 84th year. Loving husband of Imelda for 53 years. Devoted father of Brian (Elizabeth), Christopher and Henriette. Cherished grandpa of Lesley and Zachary. Beloved brother of Mario (Deirdre), Sheila (Eustace) and  Donald (Anita) Allan is predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Beatriz and his brother Basil. Dear....  Read more


+ Maria Lina Nunes
Tue Mar 03 08:56:27

NUNES, Maria Lina - Passed away peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Francis Remedios (1988) and the late Stanley Nunes (2006). Caring and devoted mother of Bel (Melba) and Iris (Bernard). Loved by her 4 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren. Family will receive friends at Highland Funeral Home, Markham Chapel, 1....  Read more





Events for 2015





Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11.00 am. GTA Goan Community Saint Joseph Vaz Canonization
Holy Mass

St. Francis of Assisi Church
2473 Thorn Lodge
Dr., Mississauga, ON.
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Saturday, August 22, 2015 CLR Association CLR Picnic
Centennial Park, Etobicoke
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Saturday, September 26, 2015 CLR Association CLR Social
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Health & Wellness

Family feuds over wills and estates

About one trillion dollars will change hands in Canada over the next two decades, the biggest inter-generational transfer of wealth in Canadian history. Two lawyers talk about the surge in family feuds over wills and estates.

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Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests.

"Even though some people argue that binge-watching is a harmless addiction, findings from our study suggest that binge-watching should no longer be viewed this way," study author Yoon Hi Sung said in a news release from the International Communication Association.


Brain goes silent when we talk loud
By Indo Asian News Service | IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News

New York, Feb 22 (IANS) The part of the brain identified as the command centre for human speech does not actually work when we speak loudly, a study reveals.


Ontario CPAs prepare thousands of tax returns

Chartered Professional Accountants have helped qualifying individuals since 1969

Toronto, Feb. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) is offering its annual Tax Preparation Assistance program, which will provide tax assistance to qualifying individuals at various times and locations across the province until April 30, 2015.


Working Canadians are much more worried than retirees about running out of money

Sun Life Financial survey finds that current workers are two and a half times more likely than current retirees to believe they will outlive their savings

Toronto, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - More working Canadians than current retirees believe that they risk running out of money in retirement, according to the 2015 Sun Life Canadian Unretirement Index. Results from the latest survey found that more than one-third of working Canadians believe that there is a serious risk that they will outlive their savings compared with only one in seven retirees.


Retirement by Choice or by Chance? Majority of Canadians Not Preparing for Post-career Lives: RBC Poll

One in three Canadians hasn't started saving for retirement; women in particular are unprepared for retirement years

Toronto, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - A majority of Canadians appears to be leaving their retirement up to chance rather than choosing to plan their options, according to the 25th Annual RBC RRSP Poll. While 61 per cent agree that one of their top concerns is running out of money if they live to age 100 - a real possibility with longevity increasing for both women and men - only 39 per cent confirmed they had put any money toward retirement savings in 2014 and almost one third (30 per cent) reported they haven't yet started saving for retirement.

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