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Newsletter. Issue 11  May 23, 2015


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Outlook brighter, but not enough yet for higher rates

LONDON (Reuters) - Prospects for a step-change in global economic growth are better than they have been in many years, but much depends on solid evidence that an awful first quarter for the United States is far in the rear-view mirror... Click here to read more

Spring surge lifts Canadian existing home sales in April: CREA
Friday, 15 May 2015

TORONTO (Reuters) - Sales of existing homes in Canada rose in April from March as home buyers were encouraged by low mortgage rates and a spring surge in listings, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Friday.... Click here to read more

Ontario falling short on fixing home-care mess: Hepburn
Toronto Star

Ontario falling short on fixing home-care mess: Hepburn ... Gail Donner, former dean of nursing at the University of Toronto who headed a ... Click here to read more

Peel Board chair blames high school teachers' strike on union bosses
Mississauga News | By Roger Belgrave

PEEL - Peel’s public school board chair is placing blame for today’s closure of the region’s 37 public high schools squarely on the shoulders of provincial union bosses butting heads with the Liberal government. Click here to read more..


Province promises 80,000 more hours of home care
May 13, 2015 | By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

Liberals unveil plan to expand community care
Ontario's new plan for home and community care includes an increase to home care nursing service hours to meet the needs of patients with complex care needs. Funding for an additional 80,000 hours of nursing care is part of the province's 2015 budget commitment to increase investment in home and community care by more than $750 million over the next three years, a press release said. The province said these extra hours of care mean more individuals can get the care they need where they need it — in their homes and community, instead of in a hospital or in long-term care.


Express Entry to Canada, Indians lead the way
May 15, 2015 • •

Toronto: Indian citizens lead the pack with 228 candidates out of the top 775 who’ve come to Canada via the new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs.


Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian saints

Thousands of people applauded these four exceptional women at a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica, while Pope Francis read the formula that declared they were saints. The newest saints are four nuns: one French, one Italian and two Palestinian. The latter two are the first saints from that region in contemporary times.


Blessed Mariam of Jesus Crucified canonized on May 17
Mangaluru, May 13, 2015, dhns:

Eucharistic celebrations will be held at Sacred Heart Monastery, Cloistered Carmel in Kankanadi, Mangaluru, on May 17 at 4.30 pm, following the canonization of Blessed Mariam of Jesus Crucified.

The canonization will be done by Pope John Paul II at St Peter's Square in Vatican.

Briefing reporters at Sacred Heart Monastry, in Mangaluru, on Tuesday, Rev Fr Ravi Santhosh Kamath said Mariam Baouardy or blessed Mariam of Jesus Crucified had been instrumental in the establishment of Sacred Heart Monastery.


The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.


How progressives can take back Canada

By using conservatives’ own language against them, progressives have been doing themselves a disservice.

If NDP leader Tom Mulcair or Liberal leader Justin Trudeau are going to defeat the Conservatives in the upcoming election, they're going to need to reframe Canada's political debate, suggests George Lakoff.

By: George Lakoff Published on Sat May 09 2015

There is a basic cognitive science result I call “pre-conscious assimilation.” Within a tenth of a second, incoming information — whether in language, vision, or touch — is unconsciously changed, often radically, to information that better fits what is already in your brain. In short, what you become conscious of often depends on what you already assume, not on external facts presented.


The profile of the Indian immigrant is changing
Pradip Rodrigues

Many immigrants who immigrated to Canada from India 20 years or ago or so sold off their land, homes and closed their accounts, they brought their proceeds to Canada which would in many cases just about take care of a down payment for a home or bolster one’s savings here. Fast forward to 2015 and hundreds of immigrants from India, especially those living in cities or in certain rural communities either sell off their homes or agricultural land and then can afford to buy homes or commercial spaces in Canada outright. Property values in India have gone through the roof. Those who aren’t are simply renting out their homes in cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore and using that to rent a home in the GTA.

People Places and Things

Cobourg native's newborn twins come home for Mother's Day
Cole Burston/Toronto Star

'My mom helped me through cancer . . . and now she’s here this weekend to help me bring home my own babies'

Cobourg native Tara D'Souza and her husband, Glen, with twins Alexander, left, and Eleanor, Wednesday at Sunnybrook hospital.

Northumberland News | By Lauren Pelley

In the summer of 2009, Tara D’Souza found a lump in her breast.  At first, it seemed like nothing. A benign cyst, perhaps. Her family has a history of them, but she wanted to make sure it wasn’t something more. In the fall, a doctor told Ms. D’Souza the cyst was malignant, but she didn’t fully process what that meant.


Lydia's Story: One Stitch At A Time
By Brenda Rodrigues |

A tribute to a much-sort-after dressmaker from Bandra

It was the dream of every Bandra girl to have her wedding gown sewn by Lydia, and I was no exception. But I was the only lucky girl -- who both had Lydia do my wedding gown and also got her for my mother-in-law!

News Clips from Goa

Dedicate a day for Swachch Bharat (Clean Day): Goa Governor

Panaji: Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has asked the hospitality industry to observe the last Saturday of each month as a `Clean Day` so that the workforce could spend an hour cleaning up the locality and promote cleanliness.


Goa Government Approves 38 Investment Proposals Worth Over 2,000 Crores, Will Generate 6500 Jobs
All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: May 08, 2015 20:05 IST

Panaji, Goa: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday said that 38 proposals for investment in the state have been cleared which will generate 6,500 jobs.

Mr Parsekar told Press Trust of India that the industrial investment in the state also includes two marinas in Zuari river. The local fishermen have objected to the marinas, fearing to lose their livelihood. "We have allowed marinas with the condition that they should get all the required clearances," the chief minister said.


Mathematics is difficult for Goan students: Survey
By Vibha Verma | 08 May, 2015

But excel in language, science and social studies; girls outperform boys in all the four subjects

Panjim: Goan students continue to disappoint in mathematics, but their performance in language, science and social studies, when compared to the national average, stands out. These are the findings of the national achievement survey (NAS) 2015 by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).


Goa eyes Chinese tourists amid tourism slump
IANS | Panaji May 12, 2015

With the inflow of Russian tourists on the decline, at least for now, India's best known beach tourism destination Goa is now eyeing high-spending Chinese tourists. The state's tourism officials are currently hosting a three-day familiarisation trip for Chinese tourism and travel operators, who are being offered a sample of Goa's tourism bounty, namely its beaches, tropical forests and heritage monuments.

Chronicling with camera: Pune girl puts Goan village on international magazine
Written by Aashay Khandekar 2 | Pune | Published on:May 15, 2015 4:03 am

Saligao’s biography begins with a photo of two nuns walking towards Mae de Deus Parish Church on a narrow road covered by tall coconut trees.

A boy and his mother watch on as the bride and groom take their vows in a traditional Goan wedding. (Source: Janhavi Welinkar/ Life Force Magazine)

Surfing through the May 2015 issue of Life Force photography magazine, one comes across a photo essay on Saligao, a small village in North Goa. The essayist, Janhavi Welinkar, is a 22-year-old girl from Pune, pursuing her photography graduate diploma from The One School Goa in Bardez district. Titled ‘Saligao: A biography’, the essay consists of 15 photos of the suburb showing its diverse culture, fashion and issues.

Bernadette's Paintings

‘Folgam-Fun n Frolic – The sunny side of life in Goa. Painting Exhibition by Artist Maria Bernadette Gomes inaugurated by tiatrist Com John D’Silva on May 14 2015 at Kala Academy, art gallery open to all till 16th May 10am-7.30pm.
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News Clips from India

India needs to focus on production, value addition, skill: PM

Burnpur (WB), May 10, 2015, (PTI): India would have to work for increasing production, value addition to mineral resources and developing the skills of youths to fight poverty in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

"India needs to develop on all these three fronts, increased production, increased value addition to the nation's mineral resources and developing the skills of the youths," Modi said after the inauguration of modernised IISCO Steel Plant here.


Mumbai's iconic St Xavier's College will be headed by a nonpriest

For the first time in its 146-year history, Mumbai's iconic St Xavier's College will be headed by a nonpriest: Agnelo Menezes, a hugely popular economics professor at the institution.The college, founded in 1869, has always had a Jesuit priest as principal.


US University to offer Hindi language course
Washington, May 10, 2015, (PTI)

The University of Montana in the US is offering its students a chance to learn Hindi language during the next academic year and a Fulbright instructor from India will teach the subject.

Gaurav Mishra, a Fulbright instructor, will teach the language under the University of Montana's South & Southeast Asian Studies programme during the 2015-16 academic year.


Indian-origin woman becomes first Asian elected mayor in UK
London, May 13, 2015 (PTI)

An Indian-origin councillor woman has became the first Asian woman elected mayor of Ealing Council in London.

Harbhajan Kaur Dheer, 62, at a ceremony at the Victoria Hall at Ealing Council yesterday became the Mayor of Ealing Council after succeeding councillor Tej Ram Bagha.

"It is a great privilege and challenge to be the Mayor of Ealing Council in London. I have no illusions about the task ahead. But if I can cope up with Ranjit at home I can climb even the Everest," Kaur said.


India learns to 'fail fast' as tech start-up culture takes root
By Nivedita Bhattacharjee and Clara Ferreira-Marques

Bengaluru, India (Reuters) - After ping pong tables, motivational posters and casual dress codes, India's tech start-ups are following Silicon Valley's lead and embracing the "fail fast" culture credited with fuelling creativity and success in the United States.



+Mena D Lima
Sat May 09 10:46:17

Mena D Lima, 64 years, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2015 in London , UK on her way back after a  magical holiday in India.

 A Memorial Service will be held for her  at St. Bernadette’s Church ( 21 Bayly Street E. Ajax, Ontario, L1S 1P2)

at 11 AM on Saturday May 30, 2015.

 A reception, celebrating her life will follow at St. Andrews Co....  Read more



Konkan Summer Track and Field‏

When: July 4, 2015
Where: ST. Marcellinus Secondary School
730 Courtney Park Drive

After a break of almost 18 years, track and field is back by popular demand. Members of the various Greater Toronto Area Goan associations have come on board determined to make this venture a success.


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

Minister of State (Seniors) highlights approach to address social isolation of seniors in Canada
May 8, 2015– Calgary, Alberta – Employment and Social Development Canada

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), highlighted the Government of Canada’s work to tackle issues facing seniors in Canada in a speech delivered at the Korean Canadian Seniors Conference. In her remarks, Minister Wong highlighted the re-aligning of a number of programs and activities to address the issue of social isolation of seniors—a growing issue that can have substantial impact on seniors’ lives.


Government of Canada supports seniors on Galiano Island

Galiano Island, BC, May 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Seniors on Galiano Island will benefit from financial support for a local organization that helps reduce social isolation. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors).


Presenters at the Canadian Obesity Summit criticized Canada's Food Guide for endorsing juice as a fruit serving.
Lauren Vogel, CMAJ | May 11, 2015

Health Canada may soon strike juice from the fruit and vegetables food group, Director General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion Hasan Hutchinson implied at the Canadian Obesity Summit in Toronto.

It can't have been a comfortable event for Hutchinson. Throughout the summit, presenters and participants alike lambasted the scientific integrity and usefulness of Canada's Food Guide.

Reverse innovation brings technology from developing nations to Canada
By Aleksandra Sagan, CBC News Posted: May 11, 2015

Build for the poor, sell to the rich: medical inventors finding cheap, simple solutions

General Electric made a $500 portable electrocardiogram machine that runs on batteries and only requires a patient to press a green button to check for abnormal heart rhythms.

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