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Refugee immigrants reporting higher incomes to CRA than investor immigrants
By Graeme Woods, Richmond News March 2, 2015

Data draws evidence to lack of social and economic integration by investor immigrants

Refugee immigrants are reporting higher incomes to the Canada Revenue Agency than investor-class immigrants, according to data compiled by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).


Obama: Canadian oil 'extraordinarily dirty'
By Alexander Panetta The Canadian Press

Washington – U.S. President Barack Obama has some less-than-laudatory words for Canada’s oil industry in a new example of his increasingly critical take on the oilsands.

He made the remark in a town hall session Friday where he was asked about the Keystone XL pipeline — and he proceeded to explain why so many environmentalists are worried about it.


Spotlight: Glass ceiling for women remains firm in U.S. 2015-03-08

New York, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Despite its eye-catching status in the global movement to promote equal rights for women with their male counterparts, the United States as of today still has not succeeded in removing the glass ceiling for women in both the business and political arenas.


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Is Sarva Dharma Samabhava Back(equal respect for all religions)?
Vol - L No. 9, February 28, 2015

The US President Barack Obama drove home the message twice, first, on the way to winding up his three-day visit to India, in New Delhi on 27 January, and then, once more, at a high-profile National Prayer Breakfast on 5 February in Washington. At the first, his so-called “parting shot,” he referred to the Indian Constitution when he said that “Your Article 25 says all people are equally entitled to the freedom of conscience and have the right to freely profess, practice and propagate religion,” going on to emphasise that “upholding freedom of religion is the utmost responsibility of the government.” Nine days later, perhaps surmising that his reference to the Constitution did not have the desired effect, he appealed to Gandhian ideals, calling attention to “acts of (religious) intolerance that would have shocked Gandhiji, the person who helped to liberate that nation.”


Mother Teresa went beyond Christianity: Rai

Panaji: Noted photographer and Padma Shri awardee, Raghu Rai, who has produced books on Mother Teresa, called RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat a "sick man" for his comments on the Nobel peace prize winner. "He (Bhagwat) doesn`t even know what religion means. She (Mother Teresa) was the religious one and she went beyond Christianity, serving the people," Rai told TOI on Friday.

People Places and Things

An Internet primer for healthy web habits
(Or, "How I learned to start worrying and start protecting my online privacy")
By Doug Bernard | VOA News-

Illustration by Steve Fuchs

At its best, the web can turn your computer or mobile device into a research library, a movie theater, a medical tool or a means to connect with just about anyone else on the planet. It’s an open, safe place to be who you are and grow into something new. At its worst, the Internet can become a dark and threatening place - a tool for thieves to steal, corporations to spy and governments to oppress. As the saying goes, the Web is what we make it.

Information may want to flow freely, but there are plenty of forces that want to dam up the web’s flow of information and punish those who try to fight back.

Vignettes of Goan Lives
By Usha Raman | Published: 28th February 2015 10:00 PM

Mithila longs to share a real kiss with her husband. Halsid’du dreams of being delivered from rural poverty as he drives his cattle toward a sale. Sulbha and Ratnakar pray for a child while battling the rats at home. Two politicians from opposing parties find a strange camaraderie when they travel outside their home state. An ageing writer befriends a shy young woman and finds himself turned into the subject of her next literary work. A doctor finds a way to deal with a diagnosis of terminal cancer. A battered wife experiences empowerment as she exercises her right to a secret ballot. And somewhere along the way, Teresa’s man, drunk and jobless, loses his temper and turns into a wife beater.


On the How’s, Why’s and What’s of Alcoholism in Goan Society
By Frederick Noronha

Book: One For The Road; Author: Biula V Cruz e Pereira Publisher: Goa 1556; Pages: 320; Price: Rs.350

Goa and alcohol have a complex equation, but there could be a lot of misunderstanding over this, a new book published on the subject suggests.

In Goa, alcohol plays a significant role as a “social lubricant” and is considered essential for hospitality, says the book, “One For The Road” (Goa 1556, pp 320, Rs.350), authored by Biula V Cruz e Pereira, associate professor of sociology Fr Agnel’s College in Pilar, some 10 km from here.

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Kenya born Shad, new host on CBC’s Q
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Q on CBC Radio. 37848 likes • 3436 talking about this. CBC's Q | arts•culture•entertainment.

The new host of Q is none other than Juno-winning Canadian rapper Shadrach Kabango -- better known as Shad.

The 32-year-old musician is well known in both Canada and the U.S. for his wit, humour and often philosophical lyrics. In 2011, he beat out Drake to win the Juno for Rap Recording of the Year.


Use your cunning to make a point, advises Amitav Ghosh

Lisa Monteiro Panaji: A very big difference exists in the threat to freedom of speech today and in the 20th century, author Amitav Ghosh pointed out. "In the 20th century the threat came from states. Today it comes from non-state actors.

News Clips from Goa

Goan PIOs urged to apply for OCI card
Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:27

U D Kamat, director of NRI affairs, on Wednesday appealed to all foreign citizens of Goan origin, "Those who had applied for a PIO card, are advised to apply for an OCI card for the same fee, as soon as they receive their applications from the Foreigner Regional Registration Offices (FRRO) or the Indian mission, as the case may be."


Goa tourism: Beyond the sun, sand and sea, it is sleaze and sex

Panaji: It is two hours past midnight, but along the narrow, dusty road from Calangute to Baga beach, it's business as usual; especially if you are cruising for sex or other allied kinks.

By day, the busy three-km long path, trod upon by hundreds of thousands of tourists every season, is a lively, colourful affair with hawkers, cafes, tattoo stores, bikini shops, few-dollars-a-day resorts and buzzing bars. By night however, this stretch of road could well be called Goa's cruising capital, whether it's for women, men or transgenders.


Banned in Maharashtra, beef dries up in Goa too
Posted by: Gabe Menezes [gulf-goans]

Banned in neighbouring Maharashtra, beef is in short supply in Goa too with shops selling it closed for the third day on Wednesday. spokesperson for the Goa Meat Sellers Association said the shops were closed because of issues related to short supply of the meat and harassment by animal rights activists.


Govt may take up supply of beef in Goa
TNN | Mar 6, 2015, 02.55AM IST

Panaji: If beef traders in Goa do not resume supply of beef to the public within three to four days, the government will make arrangements to procure certified beef from authorized slaughterhouses in neighbouring states and sell the beef at controlled prices to the public in Goa.


Goan superfoods: Waiting to cash green dividends
Vivek Menezes,TNN | Mar 7, 2015,

Untold generations of hardworking Goan farmers laboured to create soaring coconut groves and vast hillside cashew plantations long before anyone had heard of "superfoods". But that very new term and classification is behind an extraordinary boom in global interest in cashews and coconuts, and potentially other traditional crops that flourish in India's smallest state.


‘Bhagwat’s statement is of sick mind’
Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:14

The Sarpanch, members and villagers of Rachol organized a public meeting at Ilha-de-Rachol to condemn the statement of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat against Nobel Laureate and Bharat Ratna awardee Mother Theresa.


Budget fails to bring relief for Goa mining industry
Saturday, 28 February 2015 - 6:25pm PTI

Goa Mineral Ore Exports Association (GMOEA) Secretary Glenn Kalavampara told reporters here that they had a lot of expectations from the Budget, especially on a complete scrapping or cut in export duty.

Mine owners of Goa on Friday said they are disappointed with the Budget as their demand of scrapping export duty on iron ore has not been addressed.With the mining sector reeling under crisis due to a long-term ban and falling international iron ore prices, industry players were expecting the government to abolish export duty that would have reduced taxation on this sector.

News Clips from India

New Indian High Commissioner to Canada is named
March 5, 2015 • Source•  | New Delhi

Vishnu Prakash, of the 1981 batch of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Korea, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Canada.

He is expected to take up his assignment shortly, according to a statement by India’s External Affairs Ministry.


'Our heads hang in shame', says PM Narendra Modi over crimes against women
Sunday, 8 March 2015 - | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

Indian PM Narendra Modi File Photo

On the International Women's Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday denounced crimes against women, saying "our heads hang in shame", and announced that the government is setting up 'One-Stop-Centres' besides a helpline for those facing violence, abuse or harassment. On the International Women's Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday denounced crimes against women, saying "our heads hang in shame", and announced that the government is setting up 'One-Stop-Centres' besides a helpline for those facing violence, abuse or harassment.

India’s Western Maharashtra State Bans Beef
by Anjana Pasricha | March 6, 2015

In India’s Western Maharashtra, a ban imposed on beef consumption has been welcomed by Hindu groups linked to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but slammed by those involved in the business - mostly Muslims. Beef traders say the ban will make tens of thousands people jobless.


(Well) Made in India
Sunday, 8 March 2015 Place: Mumbai 

Television personality Kunal Vijaykar's debut cookbook Made in India is a mixed bag of traditional and contemporary recipes. It also provides insights into rarely-seen regional cuisine, says Sonal Ved



+Cecilia Vaz
Sat Mar 14 02:27:10

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 Capald....  Read more



Saint Joseph Vaz - Celebration of Canonization

Patron Saint of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman,
Apostle of Sri Lanka, Patron Saint of Sri Lanka,

Saint Joseph Vaz was canonized by Pope Francis in Sri Lanka on January 14, 2015
To mark this historic event, the Goan Community in the Greater Toronto Area will be holding a celebration:


Thanksgiving Mass for the Canonization of Goa's first saint, Saint Joseph Vaz
Posted by: George Pinto | From the Joseph Naik Vaz Institute

Dear friends,

You are cordially invited to this special, once-in-a-lifetime, historic Thanksgiving Mass for the Canonization of Goa's first saint, Saint Joseph Vaz.

Date/time: Sunday, March 15, 2015, 9:15am onwards (please be seated by 9:15am)
Presiding Bishop: Most Reverend Bishop Michael Barber, S.J. of Oakland
Venue: Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland, California 94612
Parking: Free on Sundays at the Cathedral


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Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11.00 am. GTA Goan Community Saint Joseph Vaz Canonization
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St. Francis of Assisi Church
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Health & Wellness

Debate Over Genetically Engineered ‘Golden Rice’ Heats Up
by Simone Orendain - March 06, 2015

Scientists in the Philippines are at work on a strain of rice that could solve one of the world’s major health challenges: a vitamin A deficiency. The so-called, “golden rice”, which has been genetically engineered to produce beta carotene, has led to opposition from GMO opponents, including Greenpeace.


Health Canada on your common vaccine ...
By Staff | March 4, 2015 | 2:24 pm

Metro compiled some of the common vaccine-related concerns we’ve received from readers and forwarded them to the national public health organization for insight and feedback. Here’s what they had to say:


Warning signs of drowsy drivers

THORNHILL, ON, March 6, 2015 /CNW/ - This weekend, the clocks will spring forward as we switch to daylight saving time. The annual time change means we lose an hour of sleep and may leave drivers drowsy on Monday morning.


Family of Alzheimer’s patient loses right-to-die case despite living will
The Canadian Press March 3, 2015

The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed a bid from the family of an Alzheimer’s patient who were arguing she is being kept alive in a care home against her will.


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SARNIA, ON, March 6, 2015 /CNW/ - The RCMP is hiring! We are looking for individuals who want to make a difference in communities throughout the country. A career with the RCMP is full of opportunity for continued learning and growth.

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