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Newsletter. Issue 10  May 09, 2015


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Canada economy stalls in February, oil support services drop
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Thu Apr 30, 2015

Ottawa (Reuters) - The Canadian economy stalled in February as a pickup in the retail sector was offset by a decline in manufacturing and a steep drop in support activities for the mining and energy sector, data from Statistics Canada showed on Thursday.


Mississauga man puzzled after receiving unsolicited PC membership card

John Nazareth attended a workshop where Barrie MP Patrick Brown spoke months ago, but says he never signed up to the PC party.
Barrie MP Patrick Brown, above, has claimed the lead in the PC leadership race after selling more memberships than Christine Elliott, but one Mississauga man says he never signed up for the membership.

By: Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau, Published on Tue May 05 2015

John Nazareth is puzzled and annoyed at getting a Progressive Conservative membership card in the mail, entitling him to vote for the party’s next leader.


100 Year Journey project tells the story of South Asian pioneers

Expanded project will educate on South Asian contributions to Canadian society

April 30, 2015 - Gatineau, QC—A new project funded by the government will help bring the story of how Canadians of South Asian heritage helped build this country into classrooms across Canada.


Unionization key to Canadian middle class economics: study

Ottawa, May 1, 2015 /CNW/ - The share of unionized workers in Canada has dropped by only two percent over the past generation, but union representation dramatically affects workers' ability to move up the middle class ladder, says a groundbreaking new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).


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The perils of thoughtless giving
Fr William Grimm, Tokyo | International | April 28, 2015

Projects begun in Asia by Western missionaries all too often fail due to lack of vision, sustainability
A project I worked with that served homeless men in Tokyo once received a gift of a carton of bras for nursing mothers. People do not always use their heads when their hearts bid them to help the poor. As it turned out, one of the homeless men who did use his head figured out that by cutting the bras apart, the cups could be used as heel pads in worn-out shoes.

My colleagues Rock Ronald Rozario and Stephan Uttom in Bangladesh have reported a situation where five Church-related schools for poor tribal children closed suddenly because of a lack of funding.


Jambo Bwana – on “Africanders” in Goa
By Frederick Noronha Goanet Reader

First appeared in the Navhind Times

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To: Goa's premiere mailing list, estb. 1994!

There was something very familiar about the figure I encountered at the crowded weekday Mapusa market. Looking closely, I realised it was Benjy, an old schoolmate. In shorts, shoes and socks he stood, looking distant and detached, but quietly confident at the same time.

People Places and Things

Changing of the Guard at the Westend Seniors’ Club
By Armand Rodrigues

At the A.G.M. of the Westend Seniors’ Club, on April 24, 2015, the following were elected as office bearers for the next two years :
  • President: Elma D’Souza
  • Vice-President: Oscar D’Mello
  • Secretary: Alba D’Silva
  • Treasurer: Edward Fernandes
  • Social Secretary: Sierra Ferrao
  • Assistant Treasurer: Clive Ferrao
  • Assistant Social Secretary: Judy Lopes
  • Activities Co-ordinator: Maurice James
  • Hospitality Co-ordinator: Judy D’Mello
  • Communications Co-ordinator: Lena D’Souza
  • Committee Member: Bela Fernandes


The Sombrero Club, hosted its 4th Annual Futsal Fiesta Indoor Soccer Tournament.

The Sombrero Club, hosted its 4th Annual Futsal Fiesta Indoor Soccer Tournament.

This was a full day event, held on Mar 21st @ Brampton Soccer Club and had participation from 16 teams across 3 categories (Men's Open, Men's Over 40 and Women's Open). The event attracted talent from various quarters of the demographics with teams having enough diversity in their lineup.
The Sombrero Club was started with 3 individuals (Trevorlyn Menezes, Jestin Nazren & Joelien Jose ) who are known as the sports DADZ) .,

(Joelien – Trevorlyn – Jestin)


GEMS* Initiates Indoor Sports Complex Open House – Sunday May, 3rd 2015

* GEMS Goans, Mangaloreans, East Indian, Anglo Indians and South Indians

(GEMS is a temporary name - a more appropriate name will be selected shortly)

A small group of entrepreneurs spear headed by Trevorlyn Menezes &, Jestin Nazren from the Sombrero club are planning a Indoor Sports Complex which can double up as a Banquet Hall if required. They have been conducting indoor soccer and other sports in rented school facilities, and have a high participation in terms of teams and players.


Large real estate project by Chinese developer starts to construct in London 2015-05-01 04:44:57

London, April 30 (Xinhua) -- A 600-million-pound (922 million U.S. dollars) real estate project developed by Chinese Greenland Group in Wandsworth, London laid foundation stone on Thursday.
The Ram Quarter project, the Chinese leading developer's first scheme in Britain, covers an area of 30,000 square meters, with a total planned floor area of 90,000 square meters. Greenland aimed to develop it into a large scale residential complex, integrating apartments, affordable housing and commercial facilities.

Book Review – The Right Choice
Author Joseph Figueredo

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The year is 1510 and 10 yr. old Krishna and his friends are clamouring through the sand dunes and coastline near their village in the Konkan region of India, called Goa. Suddenly they spy tall, strange ships sailing towards the coast. This is the story of the Portuguese arrival and conquest of this area of India and how the lives of Krishna, his family and friends are affected over the next 60 years, as the Portuguese claim the territory for their own and instill their own traditions and seek to convert the typically Hindu natives to the new religion - Catholicism.

News Clips from Goa

The digging of Panjim
28 Apr, 2015,

Call it tough love, for that is what Panjim is getting a dose of currently with the PWD digging up the city roads for the past few weeks to replace the old DI pipes and replacing them with HDPE pipes as part of the JNURUMM project.


Eye in Vasco sky has shut its lid
30 Apr, 2015, 01:03AM IST

Herald investigations reveal that only 16 out of 52 cameras installed last year at important junctions and crowded places are working; Traffic Cell has stopped watching CCTV footage
If you believe that the CCTV cameras pointed at you from electric poles at important junctions in Vasco are keeping track on suspicious movement, you are mistaken. Herald investigations revealed that only 16 out of 52 cameras that were installed last year at various important junctions and crowded places across the town are working, while the remaining 36 cameras are defunct.

News Clips from India

US panel urges Modi to respect religious freedom‏
01 May15 Hindu

The USCIRF [Commission on International religious Freedom] report on religious freedom is bound to ruffle feathers in Delhi. If there is one thing that hits any Indian government hard, it is criticism from the West, especially from the US.


India crticises role of religion-based organsations in security matters at UN
By Arul Louis | IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News

United Nations, May 5 (IANS) India has cautioned against the UN giving religion-based organisations a role in international security matters and warned that it could be "counterproductive".


Indian Christians cry 'red herring' over church attack arrest
Ritu Sharma, Delhi |India|April 27, 2015

Priests skeptical that the vandalism was not religiously motivated, call for independent investigation

Police have arrested one man in connection with a Catholic church attack earlier this month in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. But the official claim that the motive was personal and not related to religion has drawn ire from the Christian community and a call for an independent probe.


Convictions upheld for three men who murdered B.C’s Jassi Sidhu in India
Published: May 4, 2015 |

Cheryl Chan Vancouver Desi

The Indian Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of three men in the murder of B.C. woman Jassi Sidhu even as the fate of the alleged masterminds of the so-called “honour killing” remain in Canada.

The decision, which means the three men will continue to serve life-imprisonment terms, was greeted with mixed emotions by Sidhu’s husband, Sukhwinder “Mithu” Singh.

“I am happy that the persons who killed my wife in cold blood will remain behind bars for life,” Singh told India’s Tribune News Service. “But my struggle for justice continues (until) the persons who hired these contract killers face punishment.”


Madhya Pradesh government gives nod to 750 MW solar power station
By PTI | 28 Apr, 2015, 06.59PM IST

The cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh here approved the proposal for commissioning the world's largest solar power station at Gudh in Rewa, state government spokesperson and MP Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters.

He said that a loan from the World Bank will be sought for commissioning the ultra mega green power generation station.

The state's new and renewable energy department will make available the land for the project, he added.



+ Joyce Cecilia Vellozo June 29, 1934 - May 6, 2015
Sat May 09 07:19:17

The Family of Joyce Cecilia Vellozo (nee Lobo) formerly of Karachi, Pakistan sadly wish to inform you of her sudden passing in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

 May her soul rest in peace.

 Joyce Vellozo was born June 29, 1934 in Karachi. Beloved daughter of Joseph Paul and Erminia Alcantra Lobo. Sister of Simon (Bev, late) Lobo, Bishop Anthony Lobo (late), A....  Read more


+ Joseph D'Souza
Fri May 08 12:00:00

It is with broken hearts that we share with you the sad news that Joseph I D’Souza (Joe) passed away on the evening of Thursday April 30 at Bridgepoint Hospital after bravely fighting to be here with his family. He never gave up hope, nor did his family and every effort was made to restore his health.

His family and many friends truly cherished the ....  Read more



Martyrs’ Shrine 6th Annual Goan Pilgrimage. Midland ON.
(Sat.29th Aug.2015.)

Rosary Procession. 10.00 am. At the Polish Altar. Along the Stations of the Cross.

-Our Lady’s Statue with Palanquin and flower decorated. (Will need flowers and Candles for decorations. )

Mass. -12.00 noon. At the Polish Altar.


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, July 25, 2015 Parra Association The Parra Social 2015 Click for Flyer
Saturday, August 22, 2015 CLR Association CLR Picnic
Centennial Park, Etobicoke
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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Martyrs’ Shrine. Midland ON.

6th  Annual Goan Pilgrimage..

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September, 10 - 13, 2015

Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Ex-Students

Toronto Memorial Mass & Reunion

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 CLR Association CLR Social
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Health & Wellness

Statement - Harper Government marks Emergency Preparedness Week 2015

Ottawa, May 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, released the following statement:

"This week marks the 20th annual Emergency Preparedness Week, and this year's theme is "Know the Risks. Reduce them Together!"


Foolishly Optimistic? Canadians Need to Prepare for Extreme Weather Events

Emergency Preparedness Week is the perfect time to take precautions against extreme weather

Twitter: @RBCInsurance: Weather events are inevitable but you can prepare your family and home today for emergencies #GetPrepared

Summary: Although extreme weather is on the rise, Canadians are still optimistic about their ability to deal with the impacts of these events, according to the RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study. Yet, while Canadians say they feel prepared, many are not planning to take preventative measures to protect their home from extreme weather this year.


Eye disease, vision loss costs Ontarians $7.3 billion annually

Ontario Association of Optometrists releases report calling for better care, at better value, close to home

Toronto, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - By 2031, the number of Ontarians living with eye disease and vision problems, already in the millions, is expected to double. This leads to significant costs for Ontario's healthcare system, with vision loss already costing the province $7.3 billion annually.1 Optimizing Optometry's Role in Ontario, an evidence-based report from the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), examines the provision of eye care in Ontario and explores ways that optometrists can play a larger role to reduce strain on the healthcare system and improve patient care. Despite substantial government investment, the report concludes that eye health resources must be better distributed.

New stamps aim to promote awareness of responsible pet ownership

Ottawa, May 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadians love their pets – including some 10 million cats, 5.5 million dogs and plenty of rodents, reptiles, birds and fish. Love Your Pet: Responsible Pet Ownership is a colourful new stamp series that offers reminders of the importance of spaying or neutering, regular visits to the veterinarian, proper nutrition, creating comfortable surroundings, and plenty of play, exercise and attention. Like the popular 2013 "Adopt-a-Pet" stamp set, this issue was produced with the guidance of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS).

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