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Newsletter. Issue 15 - July 18, 2015


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Pan Am Games - Andrew D’Souza settles for silver in badminton
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Canadian Andrew D'Souza took silver in the men's singles final after losing to Guatemala's Kevin Cordon 21-13, 21-14.

"He didn't let me really play at the net when I wanted to," D'Souza said. "He didn't let me take the attack. He's very good at keeping his attack and I just had a lot of trouble getting out of it when I played him."

Canada's medal count rose to 97 with Thursday's results. The Canadians lead the medal haul at the Games once again after falling behind the United States. Canada has earned 38 gold, 36 silver and 23 bronze thus far.


Pope Francis says Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life'
Catholic Church risks becoming like a country under dictatorship, Pope warns

03 Jul 2015

The Pope has said before that he would be ready to resign instead of ruling for life Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP | By Reuters

The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday.

The Pope, 78, has said before that he would be ready to resign instead of ruling for life if he felt he could not continue running the 1.2 billion-member Church for health or other reasons.


Canada Jobs Data Ease Some Worries About Economy -- Update
By Dow Jones Business News, July 10, 2015, By Paul Vieira

OTTAWA -- Canada shed fewer jobs than expected in June and the unemployment rate held steady, which could help ease some worries about the overall health of the Canadian economy after a string of weak economic indicators.


Stiff new penalties for those who abuse foreign worker programs
July 6, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today announced stiff new consequences for employers who break the rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP). The Government initially announced that penalties would be enhanced for employers that break the rules of the programs in June 2014.


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Pope Francis: Priests, Religious should have gratitude,_religious_should...
Robin Viegas [gulf-goans]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis told priests, religious, and seminarians on Wednesday that gratitude and service were the most important aspects of their vocation. The Holy Father held his prepared speech in the air, and announced to cheers that he “didn’t feel like reading.”

Modernize law to protect elderly and disabled: Goar
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People Places and Things

Canada Day Celebrations At The W.S.C.(Toronto)
By Armand Rodrigues

Undiluted allegiance to the country is never in question. But the Westend Seniors’ Club (Toronto) is perhaps the only Goan club in the Toronto area that manifests the sentiment in a tangible fashion when it comes to Canada Day.
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“Canada” first appeared on maps in 1547. July 1 was called Dominion Day until 1982 when, with the historic patriation of the Constitution it was changed to Canada Day. The music for the National Anthem was composed by Calixa Lavalee and it was first sung in Quebec in 1880. At Confederation in 1867, we formally assumed the name “Canada” under the Constitution Act. We have now reached our 148th birthday.


New Book - Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition
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A few bloody months in South Asia during the summer of 1947 explain the world that troubles us today.

Nobody expected the liberation of India and birth of Pakistan to be so bloody — it was supposed to be an answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus who had been ruled by the British for centuries. Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi’s protégé and the political leader of India, believed Indians were an inherently nonviolent, peaceful people. Pakistan’s founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was a secular lawyer, not a firebrand. But in August 1946, exactly a year before Independence, Calcutta erupted in street-gang fighting. A cycle of riots — targeting Hindus, then Muslims, then Sikhs — spiraled out of control. As the summer of 1947 approached, all three groups were heavily armed and on edge, and the British rushed to leave. Hell let loose. Trains carried Muslims west and Hindus east to their slaughter. Some of the most brutal and widespread ethnic cleansing in modern history erupted on both sides of the new border, searing a divide between India and Pakistan that remains a root cause of many evils. From jihadi terrorism to nuclear proliferation, the searing tale told in Midnight’s Furies explains all too many of the headlines we read today.


Coming Soon To Toronto - Community Newspaper in Toronto. The Msimulizi in Swahili
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We are launching first ever FREE Swahili community newspaper in Toronto. The Msimulizi

We know Swahili speaking community living in Canada have many stories to tell -They are also bond to one element that is the beautiful language Swahili we want to be that msimulizi -the storyteller who tell your stories to the rest of Canada and the world.

This is the first Swahili n English language fusion newspaper in the world.

Amrita University Chancellor Amma challenges world science community to bring compassion and awareness into innovation

Right Honourable Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) delivers opening address.

Spiritual leader Amma delivers keynote address at UN conference on technology for sustainable development.

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-- Spiritual leader and humanitarian Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, serving in her role as Chancellor of Amrita University, addressed researchers representing 93 leading international universities today at a conference co-hosted by Amrita and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), attended by more than 700 delegates.

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New park sign guides how to scatter cremated ashes in responsible way
By Nouman Khalil

MISSISSAUGA – Scattering cremated ashes of loved ones is no longer a concern in Ontario as long as it’s performed in a way that doesn’t affects the beauty of local conservation areas.


UK London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) Tribute to Goa Musicians
Posted By:Melvyn Fernandes on GoaNet | Sun, 12 Jul 2015 05:38:21 -0700

The Bagri Foundation presents (LIFF) London Indian Film Festival from 16 to 23 July including a tribute to Goan music and musicians is screened on Sat 18 July at 20.00 Sun 19 July at 18:00 Cineworld Haymarket and Monday Cineworld Wembley 20 July 19:00 This International Premiere in Romi Konkani with English subtitles “ Nachom-Ia Kumpasar”- Lets Dance to the Rhythm is Directed by Bardroy Baretto from South Goa.There are no advertisements and the 156 mins Film with English Subtitles start on time. With Vijay Maurya, Palomi Ghosh, Prince Jacob, John D Silva, Meenacshi Martins

News Clips from Goa

Welcome to Farmers Federation Goa

Goa falls in the Western Plains & Ghats Climatic Zone under the Coastal Hilly Sub-region. It receives rainfall from the Southwest monsoon between the months of June and September. The average annual rainfall of the State is 3200 mm. The average temperature ranges between 19 degrees and 36 degrees Celsius.


Goa has a distinction of having around 63% of the gross cropped area under horticultural crops.


The saga of 50 Goans who can’t get Indian passports
TNN | Jul 6, 2015, 02.15 AM IST

Panaji: The state government has asked the Union government to expedite the process to solve the long-pending issues of Goans who are deprived from getting Indian passports as they were born abroad before and immediately after the liberation of Goa. There are around 50 such cases pending before the home department.

Road trip: Drive from Bombay to Goa along the western coast
Priya Ramachandran, Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Updated: Jul 04, 2015

Get your rainy day playlists ready, an umbrella and gather a friend or two. It’s time to hit the road.

Whether it’s a gentle pitter-patter or an endless deluge, the rains are all anyone can think of right now. You may have tweeted about everything from the #smellofrain to your #monsoonmood. But why relegate it to just a hashtag? If you really want to chase the clouds, leave behind the city where the rains turn the roads into rapids, and your life into never-ending traffic jams. The real adventure awaits you along the west coast.


TERI report finds faults in Goa’s clean picture

Panaji: Goa's population density of 394 persons per square kilometre is above the national average of 382 persons/km2, its rural unemployment rate is higher than the country average, and air pollution is high in some parts of the state. These are the findings of The Energy & Resources Institute (Teri) in its research project 'Disha' that was released on Friday.


Average Goan youth wants white-collar jobs: CM
2015-07-03-16:43:45 (IANS)

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday lamented unambitious youth of the state, saying the average Goan youngster wants a white-collar job and is even willing to become a peon if the job comes with a table and chair.


Church to petition Vatican over sainthood for Fr Jacome Gonsalves 
Frederick FN Noronha | Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:02:12 -0700

Panaji: Canonization of St Joseph Vaz also threw the spotlight on another illustrious Goan priest and his colleague, Fr Jacome Gonsalves, but it inspired the Goa Church enough to consider petitioning Vatican to begin the process of his cause for sainthood.

Pope Francis conferred sainthood on St Vaz, popularly known as apostle of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), in Colombo on January 14, 2015. This ended a long wait for the islanders grateful for his work in reviving their church and Goans eagerly anticipating the historic moment for 304 years.

The 18th century saint is known for his exemplary work as a missionary in laying the foundation for a strong church on the island. Gonsalves also stands out as a great missionary, architect and builder of the faith, second only to Vaz, church sources said.

Portuguese colonialism offers Indians(Goans in particular) 'backdoor' entry into UK
Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times, Swindon | Updated: Jul 12, 2015 01:10 IST

A scenic view of the Swindon town, to where Goans have got backdoor entry, thanks to their Portuguese inheritance and the Portuguese passport rules. (iStock photo)

Thousands of people once occupying Goa’s restful, sunny villages now work for car makers, hospitals and chicken factories in this grimy English industrial town that has become the latest addition to regions in Britain identified with significant migration of particular communities from India.

Visit any house or take a walk along the streets and you can hear popular “Kantar” songs by legendary Konkani singer Lorna and others, as the aroma of Goan cuisine wafts across accompanied by animated discussions in Konkani.

News Clips from India

Mumbai: St Xavier's gets Rs 1.7cr for heritage upkeep, mission ....
Posted by: Robin Viegas [gulf-goans]

St Xavier's College is one of 19 institutions in the country to get heritage status from the University Grants Commission (UGC).Under the UGC's special heritage status scheme, the college will get nearly Rs 1.7 crore for the upkeep of buildings and for offering certificate and diploma courses on restoring heritage structures in India. Among the 19 colleges (out of a pool of nearly 60 applicants) that received the UGC grant, three colleges--St Xavier's, Mumbai; Fergusson College, Pune; and Hislop College, Nagpur--are from the state.


An Indian rocket has put five UK satellites in orbit.

It is thought to be the largest number of wholly British-built spacecraft to go up on a single launch.

The quintet includes three satellites to image the Earth and support disaster monitoring and relief, and two to test technologies that could be used on future spacecraft.

The Indian space agency's PSLV rocket lifted off from Sriharikota at 21:58 local time (17:28 BST). It was the vehicle's heaviest commercial load to date - a total of 1,440kg.


India’s population as of 5pm today: 127,42,39,769 (1.274 billion) and growing

India on Saturday (July 11 2015(recorded a population of 127,42,39,769 which is growing at a rate of 1.6 per cent a year, and could make the country the most populous in the world by 2050. At 5 pm today, the World Population Day, the number of Indians hit 127,42,39,769, and is 17.25 per cent of the global population, as per Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh or National Population Stabilisation Fund (NPSF), an autonomous body under the Union Health Ministry which has raised concerns about over-population related problems, if the rate persists.


Jindal the smartest candidate in presidential race: US daily
Press Trust of India | Washington | July 10, 2015 Last Updated at 10:32 IST

In a report, the popular Christian Science Monitor attributed this to Jindal's Christian faith despite being born and raised as a Hindu

Bobby Jindal

Indian-origin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal might be trailing behind in recent polls, but is the smartest candidate in the race for 2016 presidential elections, a top US daily has said.

In a report, the popular Christian Science Monitor attributed this to Jindal's Christian faith despite being born and raised as a Hindu. "Jindal may not be near the top of the polls for the Republican presidential nomination race or even drawing the biggest crowds, but he may be the smartest candidate in the race," the daily reported as it listed out six facts about his Christian faith.


Auto industry to employ 15 million people directly by 2022: NSDC
Business Standard-Jul 10, 2015

The report said Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) nations would be key growth drivers for the global automotive industry because of cheap ...

Airbus to build naval military choppers with Mahindra ...

Jul 4, 2015 - Read more about Airbus to build naval military choppers with Mahindra on Business Standard. Bids are expected to be issued in the next ...


Meet Modi ’ S New Advisers
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Long-distance runner, adman, N-engineer among 16 picked from 5lakh citizen ideators

JULY 1 was a red letter EXCLUSIVE day for 16 young professionals who want to contribute to making things better in India while pursuing their passions. That day, their bright ideas for the nation were appreciated by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who spent a good 90 minutes with them.


Namaste Tower in Mumbai is a Contemporary Interpretation of Indian Architecture

Following the long tradition of exquisite Indian Architecture, architects from Dubai based WS Atkins aimed to design a building that would stand as a landmark structure for Mumbai – Namaste Tower represents burgeoning economic and cultural significance of great India. This 62-story, 300m high, newest addition to W Hotel franchise, currently under construction, will include a hotel, office and retail space. The very form of the building is inspired by traditional Indian greeting of “Namaste”, where the hands are clasped together. Reflecting ancient Indian expression, position of two hotel wings represents ultimate symbol of hospitality, welcoming its guests.


Divine designs – An Appreciation of the Life and Work of the late Charles Correa (1930-2015)
By Mohammad Shaheer | June 28, 2015

From the timeless traditions and wisdom of his country, Correa charted his own course towards the realisation of an Indian contemporary architecture and urbanism

At a convocation address delivered at the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi sometime in the 1990s, Charles Correa held the largely student audience captivated, making a fascinating connection between the story of Ekalavya and how one learns, or is taught. He said architecture was learnt by observation and emulation and that you needed good teachers and good role models. He was both.



Sombrero Club - Soccer Camp 2015

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The Sombrero Club is organizing a 5-day youth soccer camp in Mississauga from August 17-25, 2015. The main objective of the camp is to have fun with soccer and non-soccer activities.

Our Lady of Grace Rosary Path at Marylake

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A campaign is underway for sponsoring a Rosary Bead - the Hail Mary - with a bronze plaque in the name the GOAN COMMUNITY, .

Goan Overseas Association Toronto – Viva Goa

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Events for 2015





Saturday, July 25, 2015 Parra Association The Parra Social 2015 Click for Flyer
Saturday, August 22, 2015 CLR Association CLR Picnic
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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 16th Annual Social
Capitol Banquet Centre - Mississauga
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Saturday, November 21, 2015 Navelim Association Our Lady of the Rosary
40th Navelim Feast
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Health & Wellness

Why New York banned polystyrene foam
1 July 2015

New York City is joining a growing group of cities in banning Expandable Polystyrene Foam (EPS). Adam Harris explains what makes this material so worrisome to environmentalists - and appealing to businesses.

Starting today, single-use EPS products including cups, bowls, plates, takeout containers and trays and packing peanuts are not allowed to be possessed, sold, or offered in New York City. Companies have six months to comply or face a fine.

"These products cause real environmental harm and have no place in New York City. We have better options," said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in a release about the ban.


How to go about conducting exit interviews
Mumbai Mirror | Jul 3, 2015, 12.00AM IST

How to go about conducting exit interviews (Getty Images)

While most employees try to maintain discretion during exit interviews, organizations need to realize that information accrued from outgoing employees can benefit them in the long run.

Marshall Goldsmith, in his book, What Got You Here Won't Get You There, makes a pertinent point: "If you keep your mouth shut, no one can ever know how you really feel." Yet, most employees answer diplomatically or simply beat around the bush during their exit interviews. Here are a few points that employers should keep in mind while conducting exit interviews.


Harper Government Supports Pulse Industry
Published: July 3, 2015 12:01 p.m. ET | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jul 03, 2015

Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support to Pulse Canada for expansion of the pulse industry.

Health Canada taking new action to improve acetaminophen safety, reminds Canadians about
Issue. Health Canada is taking additional steps to minimize the risk of liver damage and improve acetaminophen safety. This action is in light of a ...

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