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Newsletter. Issue 08  April 11, 2015


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Canada Gears Up For Indian Prime Minister’s Historic Visit
(Apr 04 2015)

The preparations have started in a big way at different levels to make it a big success. India and Canada are likely to sign a commercial pact for supply of Canadian fuel to India's existing nuclear power plants during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.


Fortune Magazine Names Pope Francis 4th "Greatest World Leader"
By Deborah Castellano Lubov

New York, March 31, 2015 ( - Fortune magazine has named Pope Francis the fourth greatest leader in the world. Last year, in the first annual release of the global business magazine's rankings of the 50 World's Greatest Leaders, the Pope was given the number one spot.


How Iran deal could help head off a future nuclear crisis
By Howard LaFranchi, Staff writer April 5, 2015

Iran is not the only country with a civilian nuclear program that could be altered to make bombs, and the threat is likely only to grow in the future.

Washington — The Iran nuclear deal reached Thursday may only be an outline, with much of the most difficult work still to come before a June 30 deadline. But already some experts are seeing in the deal a potential template for how to block the emergence of a new generation of nuclear-armed powers.


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British election: a hunt for ingenuity
By the Monitor's Editorial Board April 2, 2015

As the campaign starts for a May 7 election, politicians debate Britain's need for innovation in business. Other countries should follow this British battle over how to boost productivity growth, which has been close to zero for years.

Britain’s campaign for its May 7 election began this week not with a bang but with a bust. New data revealed that the country that launched the Industrial Revolution has seen little growth in productivity, or output per worker, for seven years.


Policy power plays overlook needs of the poor
Dr Niaz Murtaza — Published Mar 24, 2015 06:36am

Excerpt: Pakistani economic policies reflect the influence of several powerful entities, making economic policies incoherent.

The writer is a political and development economist

STATE policies are supposedly formulated by government institutions to serve people, especially those most vulnerable. In reality, policies serve powerful groups who, given their vast private powers, disproportionately determine which individuals capture state power. In power, these individuals largely formulate policies which benefit this ‘selectorate’ rather than the electorate.

People Places and Things

Charity Goes Viral
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:00:00 EST

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Often, it starts with a tragedy, illness, or fueling an ambition. Then it goes viral, raising thousands of dollars for someone in need or for a particular cause. This is the new world of direct giving. But as we see more personal crowdfunding, questions are raised about why we give, how the funds are distributed and what we expect of the role of community and the state in supporting one another. The Agenda takes a look the state of charitable giving in the age of disruptive technology.


Mississauga’s Andrew Andrade is Canada’s best intern
Mar 31, 2015 | Mississauga News | By Joseph Chin

Andrew Andrade takes a breather during a training session with the National University of Singapore fencing team.

MISSISSAUGA – A graduate of Port Credit Secondary School is the best intern in Canada.  Andrew Andrade was recently named national co-op student of the year for 2014 by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education.

Currently a student at University of Waterloo’s school of engineering, he was recognized for co-founding PetroPredict, a startup that uses data analytics to find potential oil and gas leaks that may go undetected for years, during his enterprise co-op work term last year.

Field Hockey Canada -Men's Senior Development Squad

The Canadian Men's Senior Development Squad (SDS) trains in Vancouver, British Columbia. Athletes train to become a part of the Men's National Team (MNT), yet are evaluated on an ongoing basis and available for international competition if chosen

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Culture curry: Easter recipes from all across India
Susan Jose, Hindustan Times, Mumbai| | From:

On Easter, food becomes the highlight of the celebrations after 40 days of fasting. While usually the day is associated with colourful Easter eggs, there are several communities that prepare a special spread with different preparations altogether. Here, we reached out to members of five different communities - east Indians, Goans, Malayalis, north-east Indians and Puducherry Christians - and got each of them share a recipe that is unique to their culture.

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Japan commissions its biggest military ship
© Kyodo | March 26, 2015 4:41 am JST

TOKYO -- The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force's largest ship ever went into service Wednesday, putting additional man- and material-carrying capacity at the ready for island defense and disaster relief.

The 248-meter Izumo, dubbed "a helicopter destroyer," is 25% longer than Japan's Hyuga-class destroyers. It also has a bigger crew -- about 470 members, or 90 more than the other ships.

News Clips from Goa

New scheme by govt to promote the reading habit
Frederick Goa | 9:03 AM | TNN | Mar 29, 2015, 02.33PM IST

Panaji: The state government has introduced a new scheme to provide financial assistance to libraries operated by village panchayats and non-governmental organizations (NGO). By disbursing grants of over 5 lakh, it hopes to give managements of such libraries a shot in the arm to continue supporting informal education and the constructive use of leisure time among citizens.


World Book Day- April 23- coming up....‏
Posted by: @fn Facebook: fredericknoronha | 31/03/2015

World Book Day is celebrated every year on April 23. UNESCO undertakes the responsibility of the event. With the help of the event, UNESCO aims to inculcate reading habits among people, especially the youth and highlight the various issues surrounding authors, publishers and other related parties. Since Copyright is a big issue in the world of books and writing, there is always a focus on the issue on the World Book Day. That's why, in many parts of the world, this day is also known as the World Book and Copyright Day.


Goa has an impressive seafaring heritage, says Governor
TNN | Apr 6, 2015,

Panaji: Governor of Goa Mridula Sinha has said that Goa has been a maritime state for centuries, having an impressive seafaring heritage. and that it has fine natural harbours, ports and excellent network of inland waterways. The Mormugao port is one of the important ports in the country, she said. The governor was speaking at the 52nd national maritime day celebration function held at Ravindra Bhavan, Baina, Vasco on Sunday. Among those present were Prof Sasikumar Punnekkat, director of BITS Pilani; Cyril George, chairman of Mormugao port trust; Bodh Raj, surveyor in charge and captain S S Tripathi, deputy conservator of MPT.

Dalgado Awards 2014 Presented
Posted by: Navhind Times March 29, 2015 in Buzz | NT BUZZ

“If Goa’s identity has to survive, then Konkani has to thrive and for Konkani to thrive, people must speak, read and write in Konkani, said Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza, while speaking at the well attended glamorous function organised by Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) for presenting Dalgado Puroskar for the year 2014. He further called upon all Konkani groups to set aside their differences and work in unity for promoting Konkani language.


Goa’s only bird sanctuary set for 2- phase development

Shrikrishna Haldankar Chorao Salim Ali bird sanctuary at Chorao is the only bird sanctuary in the State and is home to various species of birds. A number of bird lovers, both from the State and tourists frequent the sanctuary.

Deputy Conservator of Forest Dr Anil Kumar informed that the bird sanctuary will be developed in two phases.

The first phase of development will be done in collaboration with ISRO. ISRO will study the gross productivities of the mangroves in the sanctuary, and total estimation will be done to improve the various type of mangroves in the sanctuary with the help of Forest Department and Department of Botany Goa University, Dr Anil Kumar said.

News Clips from India

Bombay Archdiocese to implement gender policy
Written by Anjali Lukose | Mumbai |: March 23, 2015

Canon law is the body of laws and regulations made by or adopted by Christian clergy to govern Christian organisations and their members.

The Archdiocese of Bombay is set to become the first in the country to adopt a clear policy on preventing and redressing sexual harassment of women in the Church. The gender policy of the Catholic Church in India, will also include activities to ensure gender equality in health, education and social development sectors and to increase the role of women. This is a first-of-its-kind policy in the universal Catholic Church.


Indian Ocean strategy- As China rises, India asserts itself
Go Yamada, Nikkei senior staff writer

Tokyo -- India is not standing idly by as China attempts to build up influence in the Indian Ocean. In mid-March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited three island countries -- Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka -- and pledged broad bilateral cooperation in security and economic affairs. It is a move widely seen as a response to Beijing's announcement last November of a $40 billion fund to develop infrastructure for what it calls a "Maritime Silk Road" running from Asia to Africa.

The power struggle between New Delhi and Beijing, it seems, is just getting started.

India Expo eyes greater trade, investment opportunities in Kenya: FIEO Regional chairman
Stanley Pinto,TNN | Mar 27, 2015,

Mangaluru: Kenyan businessmen were urged by Walter D'Souza, regional chairman, Federation of Indian Export Organisatons (FIEO), to experience price competitive and quality products and services made in India. D'Souza is in Nairobi, Kenya for three day leading a high power trade delegation from India for showcasing Indian products and services to the Kenyan market from Friday.


India's IT plans suffer from power cuts, congestion - and monkeys
By By Rupam Jain Nair and Tommy Wilkes | Reuters – Thu 2 Apr, 2015
By Rupam Jain Nair and Tommy Wilkes

Varanasi, India (Reuters) - As India launches an $18 billion plan to spread the information revolution to its provinces, the problems it faces are a holdover from the past - electricity shortages, badly planned, jam-packed cities, and monkeys.


ONE DROP's Project Odisha,India Winner Of United Nations "Water For Life" Best Practices Award

ONE DROP's behaviour change through social arts approach recognized as best practice
"Project Odisha, India, stands out for its vision and commitment to work for and with those that have the least, with respect and understanding."
- Josefina Maestu, United Nations

MONTREAL and NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 /CNW/ - ONE DROP's Project Odisha, India, will be presented today with the "Water for Life" UN-Water Best Practices Award in the category "best participatory, communication, awareness-raising and education practices" during a ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York City. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding best practices that ensure sustainable long-term management of water resources and contribute to achieving the access to safe water and basic sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals, Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.

5 foreign companies that are beating Silicon Valley at its own game
By Karis Hustad, Correspondent February 2, 2015

India: Flipkart vs. Amazon | Screenshot of Flipkart website 1/22/15

What is Flipkart? A company starts an e-commerce shop that initially sells books. Slowly, but surely, it expands to sell e-books, stationary, electronics, and home goods. It begins to offer unique delivery options, such as cash-on-delivery and net banking. Investors start to take notice, and about seven years after its inception, it is one of the hottest tech companies in the country, getting a hand in everything from Wi-Fi services to electronics production.



+Maria Flora Opelia D'Cruz
Sun Apr 19 12:00:00

Maria Flora Ophelia D’Cruz 

passed away peacefully, at the Mississauga Trillium Hospital, on Thursday morning, April 16, 2015.  Cherished and loved wife of the late Vincent Xavier D’Cruz. Loving mother to Evelyn, Alan (Helen), Eileen (Errol). Devoted Grandma to Shirley (Houssam) and Alexander.  

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Thank you for your participation -- St. Joseph Naik Vaz
From: George Pinto [gulf-goans] 

Dear Friends,

The Joseph Naik Vaz Institute would like to thank all those who attended the historic March 15, 2015 celebration event for Saint Joseph Vaz at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California. Thank you also to those who generously donated to the event. Thanks to all the volunteers/participants both at the Mass and lunch reception who made the event a once-in-a-lifetime memorable occasion. Please see Liturgy program and related acknowledgements here 15 Canonization Program California.pdf


Events for 2015





Sunday, June 14, 2015 Siolim Association Saint Anthony's Feast
Venue: Payal Banquet Hall, 3410 Semenyk Court, Mississauga, Ontario
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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

Death and Taxes: One Certainty Explained
By Gabrielle Loren, CGA

Ask a religious authority, What happens when I die? and the answer will vary depending on the religion of the respondent. Ask the same question of an accountant and the response will be uniformly consistent: How have you prepared your estate thus far? Beyond that there is no simple reply; definitive answers are as varied as taxpayers' circumstances.


Three out of four Canadians have been touched by cancer, but many don't feel prepared to support themselves or their loved ones

Toronto, March 30, 2015 /CNW/ - More than 75% of Canadians have had a personal connection with cancer, whether through their own diagnosis or that of a loved one, according to a new survey commissioned by the Canadian Cancer Society. The survey, released ahead of the charity's annual Daffodil Month fundraising campaign, also shows that more than half (56%) do not feel well equipped to support themselves, a friend or loved one with cancer.


Motorcyclists: It is time to get ready to ride

IBC Top 10: Tips for a safe motorcycle season (CNW Group/Insurance Bureau of Canada)
IBC's Top 10: Tips for a safe motorcycle season

Toronto, April 7, 2015 /CNW/ - While it has been a long winter, spring has finally arrived and warmer temperatures are hopefully on their way. This time of year is when Canadians also begin getting their motorcycles ready for the riding season. Statistics Canada reports there are 672,000 registered motorcycles and mopeds in Canada, a third of them in Ontario. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is offering some tips for motorcyclists to help them prepare for a safe season.

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