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Newsletter. Issue 12 - June 06, 2015


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New Citizenship Act goes into effect

Toronto - The federal government says it now has the power to revoke the citizenship of some Canadians convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage.


Government of Canada announces two calls for proposals for projects helping seniors across Canada stay active, engaged and informed

Toronto, May 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced two New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) calls for proposals for projects that will keep Canadian seniors active, engaged and informed. For both calls for proposals, the application period begins on May 29, 2015 and will close on July 10, 2015. Today's event took place at the Mon Sheong Foundation's Mon Sheong Home for the Aged in Toronto.


Residential schools findings point to 'cultural genocide,' commission chair says

'Cultural genocide is probably the best description of what went on here'

The residential school system remains one of the darkest chapters in Canada's history -- 130 years of institutionalised violence against Aboriginal children, sent to state-funded, church-run schools that were designed to stamp out their cultural heritage.


Catholic school board names new Brampton school after Pope Francis
Brampton Guardian | By Roger Belgrave

Brampton— The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is naming a soon-to-be built Brampton school after Pope Francis.

People Places and Things

Mississauga resident selected as Pan Am torch bearer
Shivhoun De Melo - Mississauga resident selected as Pan Am torch bearer.

As Toronto is hosting the Pan Am Games in July, here is a little bit of cheerful news to share. Shivhoun, daughter of Noemia and Gaby (Gabriel) de Melo, who was nominated by family and friends, has been selected to carry the torch for the City of Mississauga.

Shivhoun was interviewed by the Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie, on April 28, 2015. This is an excerpt from The Mississauga News, May 15th 2015, about her nomination.

“On June 14, Shivhoun de Melo will run 200 metres, which may not seem like a whole lot for someone who has cycled in long distance charity rides like the Ride to Conquer Cancer and the Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart.


Dr. Astrid Lobo Gajiwala on her interfaith marriage

Dr. Astrid Lobo Gajiwala with her husband, Dr. Kalpesh Gajiwala. – Radio Vatican
26/03/2015 12:06

Dr. Astrid Lobo Gajiwala is an exceptional Catholic woman from Mumbai. But make no mistake - she’s not a nun. With a Masters in Microbiology, a PhD in Medicine and a diploma in tissue banking‎, Astrid prefers to call herself a scientist, and heads the tissue bank of Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. Holder of a diploma in Theology for the Laity, Astrid is an author of books. She writes extensively in India’s leading Catholic journals and also teaches at St. Pius X College, the Archdiocesan Seminary in Mumbai, and the Jesuit Regional Theologate, ‎Gujarat‎.

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Chip to analyse blood sugar and send data to phone
Geneva, May 28 (PTI)

Scientists have developed the world's first biosensor chip that is implanted under the skin to measure not just pH and temperature but also blood cholesterol or sugar levels, as well as drugs. The chip is only a centimetre long, is powered by a patch on the surface of the skin and it communicates with a user's mobile phone.

The biosensor chip developed at EPFL in Switzerland is capable of simultaneously monitoring the concentration of a number of molecules, such as glucose and cholesterol and certain drugs.


Windows 10 available as a free upgrade on July 29

REDMOND, Wash., June 1, 2015 /CNW/ -- On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced that Windows 10 will be available July 29 in 190 countries. Windows 10 will help people be more productive and have more fun, with a personal and natural experience that works across all their devices. Familiar, yet better than ever, Windows 10 will deliver ongoing feature innovations and security updates. Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to people using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1,1 enabling hundreds of millions of people around the world to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

News Clips from Goa

Shiv Sena will save Goans: Party
TNN | May 24, 2015,

Mapusa: Claiming that Congress has lost its existence and people are upset with the ruling BJP-led government, Shiv Sena held a convention of its party workers from North Goa in Keri on Saturday in preparation for the 2017 general elections in Goa.


Goan doctor battles for Road Safety and Humanitarian aid in Goa
Karsten Miranda was in conversation with him | 23 May, 2015,

Dr Jorson Fernandes has taken it upon himself to highlight the importance of Road Safety in the state following a series of accidents. The well-known Rotarian, through his Rotary club takes up the initiative and conducts workshops in various institutions in the state to impart his knowledge and do his part to curb the rate of fatal accidents.

The slew of accidents in recent weeks has brought into sharp focus the raw damage road accidents can cause and it is surreal how it only takes one bad decision to cost a life.

Husband-wife duo launches online craft supplies CraftGully from Goa
Saswati Mukherjee | May 29, 2015

With an eye on the estimated $5 billion-dollar market, India’s largest online-only craft store started up in early 2014. Less than two years down the line, they have over 1500 products (and growing) and have clearly emerged as one of the preferred craft needs destination.


Goa only state to reach 100% LPG coverage

Panjim, May 31 (Herald): This was revealed during a presentation made before Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar at the Secretariat, on Saturday. The survey further revealed that 77 per cent of the LPG connections are in the household with 17 per cent covered by commercial establishments and six per cent by Industrial sector.

On the subsidy against LPG cylinders, the central government’s “Give it up” movement was simultaneously launched by the chief minister. Under the initiative, the people have been asked to voluntarily give up their subsidy amount so that this can be utilized for giving LPG connection to people in rural areas.


Goa: Terceira Corrente featuring Antonio Bruto da Costa
Goa: Terceira Corrente | By Dr Francisco Colaço | 09 Mar, 2015, 11:04PM IST
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The man who slapped back the Goa’s Portuguese Governor

Goa had, roughly speaking, three schools of thought in the late Portuguese era. The first was largely of Catholics and upper class Hindus who wanted the Portuguese to continue in Goa forever. They were ready to crawl when asked to bend. The second comprised of brave Hindus and a large number of Catholic freedom fighters who wanted Goa to merge with India. Some of these, who were activists, bore torture, jail and untold sufferings to further their cause of freedom. The third stream of thought wanted freedom from colonial rule but without merger with India.

News Clips from India

Modi travels the globe boosting Indian ties
May 31, 2015 1:00 pm JST

Yuji Kuronuma and Takafumi Hotta, Nikkei staff writers

New Delhi/Mumbai -- Air India One, the Indian government jet, it is said, gets more air time than its U.S. counterpart, Air Force One. When the plane broke down in April in Berlin where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was visiting, the Indian government began considering buying a new, state-of-the-art plane, Indian government sources said.


India has potential to take GDP to double digit: Jaitley

Bhopal, May 30 (PTI) Buoyed by the country's GDP growth of 7.3 per cent in FY 2014-15, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said India has the potential to improve the economic growth to double-digit.

"The country has the potential of taking the economic growth to double-digit. The government will take appropriate action in the regard," Jaitley told reporters here.


Over 1,600 space applications revolutionized lives of common man: ISRO chief
Saturday, May 30, 2015

New Delhi: More than 1,600 technologies, including the mega-pixel cameras and MRI machines, which were developed for space application, has revolutionized lives of common man, ISRO chief A S Kiran Kumar said Saturday.


US-based General Electric unveils digital wind farms in power push
By PTI | 21 May, 2015,

GE announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm (DWF), an adaptable wind energy ecosystem that pairs world-class turbines with digital infrastructure for the wind industry.

New Delhi: US-based General Electric today rolled out digital wind farms (DWFs) that can boost power production by up to 20 per cent and help generate about $50 billion of value for the wind industry.

To achieve that, according to company statement, the technology needs to be applied to all 50 gigawatts (GW) of wind mills being installed this year.

"GE announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm (DWF), a dynamic, connected and adaptable wind energy ecosystem that pairs world-class turbines with digital infrastructure for the wind industry," GE said in a press release.

Indians second biggest job creators in London in 2015: Data
By Kounteya Sinha, TNN | 20 May, 2015, 10.31AM IST

Latest data released by London and Partners on Tuesday showed that Indian companies have already created 504 new jobs this year in London alone - second only to the Americans who created 1983 jobs.



Architect Charles Correa dies at 84
Tue Jun 16 10:26:07

Charles Correa, arguably India's greatest contemporary architect, passed away at 11.45pm on Tuesday in Mumbai following a brief illness. He was 84. A proponent of 'open-to-skies' spaces, he liked using local techniques and aesthetics in his buildings. He didn't like what was happe....  Read more


+ Ivy Fernandes -October 18, 1937 - June 9, 2015
Thu Jun 11 12:30:27

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mrs. Ivy Fernandes on June 9, 2015.

Relatives and friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Neweduk-Erin Mills" Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (just east of Erin Mills Pkwy) on Friday from 2-4 & 6-9 pm.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church (2300 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Mis....  Read more



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Peel police offer career opportunity for Asians
May 6, 2015 - News | Race Against Racism on June 13
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PEEL – If you are of an Asian descent and interested in becoming part of a law-enforcing agency, opportunity is knocking at your door.

The Peel Regional Police is hosting an event that focuses on appealing and attracting members of the Asian community into pursuing a career in policing.


Events for 2015





Sunday, June 14, 2015 Siolim Association Saint Anthony's Feast
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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

How not to become a family of shut-ins
David Kates | Published: May 26, 2015, 9:46 am

Your kids need a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity a day, according to Health Canada.

Our worst moments as a family have tended to be whenever we’ve been cooped up inside the house for too long. The kids get restless and start acting out. Our oldest daughter becomes hyper and inevitably does something to hurt her younger sister. Everyone watches too much television. My wife and I get stressed out and start lashing out at each other while struggling to control our kids’ behaviour. Generally speaking, getting through the day becomes more difficult, we become less patient, and it all goes downhill from there.


Canada Welcomes Visitors, But Not Their Health Bills: What You Need to Know to Make Sure Your Visitors Are Insured

Toronto, May 19, 2015 /CNW/ - From the Rockies to the Red River, it's springtime in Canada, and that means an influx of visitors from around the world. According to the Canadian Tourism Commission, Canada received over 17 million visitors in 2014, and each one was vulnerable to the costs of the Canadian health care system.


Number of cancer cases to soar by 2030 as Canada's population ages
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That large increase is going to put a bigger strain on families and the health-care system, the report authors say, requiring more health-care facilities

How not to become a family of shut-ins

According to Health Canada, kids should be getting at least an hour of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity each day. They recommend


St. Jude Medical Announces Canadian Launch and First Implant of the Prodigy Spinal Cord Stimulation System with Burst Stimulation
May 19, 2015 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

The Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon is Canada’s first to implant the Prodigy system for the treatment of chronic pain

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced Health Canada approval and first implant in Canada of its Prodigy™ Chronic Pain System with Burst technology. The Prodigy system is the only implantable spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system approved to deliver St. Jude Medical’s proprietary Burst stimulation as well as traditional SCS to reduce pain, improve patient satisfaction and eliminate paresthesia, the tingling sensation commonly associated with traditional SCS, in some patients.

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