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Newsletter. Issue 16 - August 01, 2015


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Canada Introduces Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

In the coming months, Canada will introduce a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for certain international travellers who fly to Canada. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) will not change.


Determine own future without outside help: Obama to Africans

Nairobi, July 26 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama on Sunday encouraged Africans to take the reins of their own future after spending "too much time" seeking "salvation" abroad and blaming others for the continent's problems. The future of


UK Govt. asks varsities to openly challenge extremist speakers
Press Trust of India | London July 19, 2015 Last Updated at 12:32 IST

In a bid to prevent radicalisation of in UK universities, the government has said the varsities can invite extremist speakers for campus gatherings only if they are to be openly challenged by a counter speaker.


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In India, We Are the Oppressors and the Oppressed
Posted: 07/24/2015 | Ranjani Iyer Mohanty
Writer, Business & Academic Editor, Global Nomad, Observer, Commentator.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, professor of comparative literature, asked a famous question thirty years ago, "Can the Subaltern Speak?" From the perspective of colonialism, I think he recently did.

At the Oxford Union (a famous and long-standing debating society) in the British city of Oxford, several intelligentsia from the erstwhile British colonies and several from Britain met two months ago to debate whether Britain owes reparations to her former colonies. As part of the side supporting reparations, Shashi Tharoor gave a funny, biting, fact-filled, and stirring speech that is now going viral on the Internet.


For Whom The Bell Tolls

Posted on Goanet - Joao Barros-Pereira Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:48:11 -0700 Goa's churches and temple bells have a mournful cadence these days. Every morning the bells appear to be announcing the death of our villages where the heart of Goa resides and is an important part of our Goan identity.


The last nail in Christian world’s coffin
By Ian Hunter | July 16, 2015

A future historian (on the generous assumption that there are any) might plausibly contend that the first salvo of the “culture wars” was fired in January 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court released its Roe v. Wade abortion decision. He might also conclude that the same Court’s June 2015 decision declaring gay marriage to be a constitutionally protected right represented a final victory.

People Places and Things

Canada, a long way from Goa

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Ottawa, the capital city of Canada boasts the finest police force and as part of their services has one of the finest multicultural police choruses – the OPC (Ottawa Police Chorus). It’s mission is to enhance the image of the Ottawa Police Service while promoting the mutual interests of chorus members and that of the general public through music. Membership reflects the diverse community served and is made up of retired police officers and civilians who simply love to sing and volunteer their time and talent to support and promote the Ottawa Police Services.

This Threesome Opts For A Joint Picnic
By Armand Rodrigues

It is not often that three disparate entities get together in an “unholy” alliance of sorts. For Entebbe, Moira and Aldona to band together for a conjoint picnic is akin to a marriage of convenience. And, that is what it may well be. After all, attrition is arguably taking its toll on all our establishments and solutions have to be found to keep the “home” fires burning. A brief synopsis of the partners in this endeavour, is in order.


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Let’e go back to the turn of the 19th century and East Africa. The ubiquitous and hardy Goan had trekked hundreds of miles, through dense bush, and crossed hippo- and crocodile-infested waters of Lake Victoria, in native canoes, to arrive in Entebbe, Uganda.

Community shows support for annual Goan festival in UK
2:45pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015 in By Eve Buckland, Reporter

Shaheen Bollywood Dance at the Goan Summer Festival.
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SWINDON’S Goan community said “Mae mdgacho eukar” – or welcome – to their annual summer festival over the weekend.


Alan Machado, all set to release his new book 'Slaves of Sultans'
Mangaluru: July 27, 2015,

After ‘Sarasvati's Children: A History of the Mangalorean Christians’ and ‘Shades within Shadows,’ Writer Alan Machado is all set to release his new book ‘Slaves of Sultans’. The book interprets the saga of the migration of Goans to Mangaluru which spans across a period of over 300 years.

The book speaks about many families, who moved out of the state fearing inquisition and settled in Mangaluru during the Portuguese era. The work explains how these people created an identity of their own over a span of three centuries and the domination of Nacao Portuguese and Tipu Sultan’s regime.


Anti Human-Trafficking Advocate Tells Multigenerational Tale of Grief, Confusion, and Fear … Love, Dignity, Hope, and Justice
A Veil of Blood Hangs Over Africa (CNW Group/Lucia Mann)

BAKERSFIELD, CA, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - The innocent women and children, who were violently ripped from their peaceful homeland and herded into the filthy bowels of an illegal slave ship, could not have anticipated the cruelty that lay in wait for them on a malicious white slaver's plantation. In A Veil of Blood Hangs Over Africa, Lucia Mann completes her African Trilogy with a captivating tale of acceptance versus revenge, injustice in opposition to rectitude, and shame contrasted with dignity. You will be riveted by Mann's opposing themes, which she, herself, was trapped in as a young girl ensnared by a depraved South African master.

Yearning to be free is the overarching power of Mann's work. Rallying behind a cast of characters who risk so much for one more taste of freedom will enrich readers beyond measure. A Veil of Blood is a towering work that will expand horizons and touch hearts.


Japan's 'submarine killer' tantalizes West
July 14, 2015 7:00 pm JST | Weapons procurement
HIROYUKI AKITA, Nikkei senior staff writer

TOKYO -- Japan's state-of-the-art maritime patrol aircraft has been attracting increasing attention, not only from its most important ally, the U.S., but also from Europe amid growing concerns about movements by Russian submarines.

The P-1 maritime patrol aircraft (Courtesy of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force)

The P-1 is built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries for Japan's Self-Defense Forces. It is the country's first purely domestically made anti-submarine patrol plane.

News Clips from Goa

Goan Portuguese dominate UK influx: report
Press Trust of India | London July 21, 2015

India-born migrants with Portuguese ancestry are among the largest groups to migrate to the UK in recent times, according to new report.

These Indians are from Goa, which was a colony of Portugal dating back to the 16th century and was ruled by the European nation for nearly 450 years before it officially became a part of India in 1961.

Goa expects 12% rise in tourists

Bengaluru, July 14: Goa is looking at a 12 per cent increase in tourist arrivals this year.


Remnants of India's one of the oldest port found in Goa
By PTI | 15 Jul, 2015, 08.22PM IST

Scientists in the country have found remnants of a historically important port on Goa's Zuari river which is expected to be amongst the oldest signs of human trade on the central west coast and may be contemporary to Dwarka in Gujarat.

PANAJI: Scientists in the country have found remnants of a historically important port on Goa's Zuari river which is expected to be amongst the oldest signs of human trade on the central west coast and may be contemporary to Dwarka in Gujarat.


US firm admits to bribing unnamed Goa minister, rigging contracts
Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times, Washington | Updated: Jul 19, 2015 00:43 IST

The company Louis Berger has been charged with bribing Indian officials $976,000 to win two major water developmental projects in Goa and Guwahati. (Photo courtesy-

A US construction company has admitted to paying almost $1 million in bribes for a Goa project, with payments to a minister, and using slush money to win projects in that state and Guwahati.

Louis Berger International, a New Jersey firm, admitted to these bribes and others in Vietnam, Indonesia and Kuwait, in a $17.3 million settlement with the US department of justice. James McClung, a Dubai based executive who oversaw the company’s India operations, and another executive have pleaded guilty to violating US laws by paying bribes to foreign officials.


Lots of coast, no security in Goa’s 6 coastal stations
14 Jul, 2015, 02:51AM IST | Team Herald

25% of sanctioned force working; DySP on additional charge is the boss of coastal security, no boats in some and a canoe guards one area; coastal police stations not on coasts and some don’t have phones
PANJIM: Imagine if a 26/11 style attack was planned on Goa and our six coastal police stations were called upon to be the first line of defence against fully armed terrorists ready to strike, this is what the ground reality, as of July 13, 2015 is:


Goa’s villages far from rural: Survey
Gauree Malkarnekar,TNN | Jul 22, 2015,

PANAJI: Life for residents of villages in Goa is anything but rural, data of the just-released Socio and Economic Caste Census 2011 indicates.

Priest, Tiatrist and Writer win Gulab Award
By Team Herald | 21 Jul, 2015, 01:43AM IST

Margao: Fr Freddy J da Costa Memorial Day was celebrated Monday by felicitating three personalities in the fields of literature and art and culture by Fr Freddy J da Costa Memorial Trust in association with Dalgado Konknni Akademi.

Goa's 12 veterans honoured with Cultural Awards
GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 15 July 2015 12:58 IST

Goa’s 12 veteran artists and writers have been honoured by the state government by conferring upon them the most prestigious Goa State Cultural Awards. They have been for their contribution and achievements in their respective art forms like Music, Drama/Tiatr, Folk Art, Bhajan, Kirtan, Craft, Literature, Painting etc. Similarly, the Goa Cultural and Social Centre of Panaji has been honoured with the Best Cultural Institution.

News Clips from India

Indian Franciscans vow to fight gender violence
India | July 21 2015, 5:34 PM

Franciscans plans to have a national seminar this September.

The Association of the Franciscan Family in India (AFFI) plans to hold a national seminar to search for "effective responses to violence against women" in thier attempt to raise awarness on gender equality. AFFI brings together religious, sisters and lay people of different orders, followers of Francis of Assisi in India. The national seminar will be held in Bhopal from Sept 25 to 27.


India's future lies in quality education, says Jaitley

Amritsar, July 14 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who presided over the 108th annual convocation of the Khalsa College here, today said that the country's future lies in quality education.


Ford Foundation funding dries up as Modi clamps down on NGOs
By Rupam Jain Nair and Andrew MacAskill

New Delhi (Reuters) - A leading global charity has frozen $4 million in funding to India, squeezing aid to the poor, after a clampdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on donors deemed to be meddling in domestic politics that has raised concern in Washington.

Corruption claims cripple Modi's reform agenda
July 23, 2015 9:00 pm JST | Vishal Arora, Contributing writer

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, second right, talks to Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah as party leaders Venkaiah Naidu, left, and L.K.Advani, right, sit beside them during a BJP parliamentary party meeting before the start of the second day of the monsoon session of parliament in New Delhi on July 22. © AP


India, Russia to jointly build 200 military choppers
From Ajay Kaul

Moscow, Jul 19 (PTI) In a move aimed at boosting India's defence sector, 200 helicopters will be manufactured in the country with Russian collaboration as part of intensification and diversification of their strategic ties.

The agreement, reached recently, is one of the several new defence projects on which the two countries are working on, including under the ambit of 'Make in India' programme, Indian Ambassador to Russia P S Raghavan told PTI here.


'US to continue playing role in India's transformation'
Press Trust of India | Washington July 14, 2015

The US would continue to play an important role in India's transformation in the decades to come and going forward the two countries will join hands in addressing global challenges, the Indian Ambassador to the US said today.


Volvo plans to export buses made in India to Europe
Bengaluru, Jul 14, 2015, (PTI)

Swedish commercial vehicles major Volvo today said it plans to use India for exporting its buses manufactured in the country to developed markets in Europe.

"We plan to use India for exporting our buses manufactured in India to developed markets in Europe," Volvo Buses President Hakan Agnevall told reporters here. The first bus made in the Indian facility will be unveiled later this year in Europe, he added.



+Joel D'Souza
Assagao (
Born: 12.12.1946 - Died: 05.08.2015 )
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Jose Sebastian (Joel) D'Souza (69) passed away after a very brief illness at the District. Hospital, Mapusa. Joel was a journalist since the 1960s almost, worked for a range of mastheads, and had so many interesting stories to narrate...

Joel D'Souza was born December 12, 1946. Beloved Son of late Teofilo Domingos D'Souza and late Concisao Maria D'Souza. Husband of Lena D'Souza. Father of Clive and Carl. Bother/Bother in low of Annie/Romanus Lobo (siolim), Maria/Salvador Mascarenhas(Corjuem). Bother-in-low of Julie/late Andrew Rodrigues (Baga), Lydia/Johny D'Souza (Anjuna), Joe/Fatima Fernandes (Baga)

Funeral cortege will leave the residence near Assagao Panchayat on 06.08.2015 (today) at 3.30 p.m. to St. Cajetan's Church, Assagao for mass and burial..

We mourn the passing of Joel, a true friend and compatriot who help us launch  and dedicated the iconic photo below to our home village of Badem, which we shall forever treasure.

May He Rest In Peace

Sunset Point, Badem, Goa, India

The picture of the famed Sunset Point at Badem (Assagao), Goa, India, has been dedicated to my friend John D'Souza (Canada), who hails from Badem.

John J. D'Souza


Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (1931-2015)
By: Prasanna Viswanathan is CEO, Swarajya.

Looking back at the life of a President of India who inspired his compatriots like no body else could. When in June 2002, the NDA government headed by Vajpayee came up with the inspired but unconventional choice of a modest and an unassuming technocrat for the post of the President of India, the entire nation, in rare show of unanimity, rejoiced at the technocrat elevation.


Bishops mourn death of people’s president
Posted on July 29, 2015, 8:49 AM

Kalam would often refer the sacrifice of an entire Catholic parish to help build Thumba Rocket Launching Station in 1962.

New Delhi: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) have offered condolence on the death of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away Monday following a massive cardiac arrest in Shillong.


Proposed visit to Canada August 17th to September 17th, 2015
by: Fr. Hilario Fernandes, sfx | Vice-Postulator, Cause of Ven. Fr. Agnelo De Souza
Pilar, Goa - 403 203. India

Fr. Hilario Fernandes has written to inquire if there are any organizations here willing to give him a letter of sponsorship to present to the bishop's office to say that he will coming to meet the Goan community to promote the devotion of Fr. Agnelo.

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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.

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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 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

Elderly 'live longer if they are overweight'
Amelia Hill, social affairs correspondent | Wednesday 11 June 2014

Study indicates that the mortality rate among 70- to 75-year-olds is higher for those with 'optimum' weights

Being overweight can help elderly people live longer, according to the most detailed study ever conducted into the health and ageing of those aged between 70 and 75. Being underweight, on the other hand, can lead to an increased risk of mortality.


Seniors dealing with depression and suicide can turn to Shoppers Drug Mart for help
New Seniors' Mental Health Initiative aimed at the one in five seniors who have
symptoms of depression

Nanaimo, BC, July 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Shoppers Drug Mart, the Government of Canada and the Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH) have teamed up to help seniors dealing with depression and thoughts of suicide.


Canada: Fresh fruit, vegetables nutrition facts released

For access to Canadian Nutrition Facts and allowable claims for the most commonly consumed Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in Canada, please click here.

CPMA is happy to announce the release of Canadian Nutrition Facts data, serving sizes and eligible nutrient content claims for the most commonly consumed fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada. This is a culmination of over 3 years of effort working with Health Canada. With their guidance this information was developed for use by the Industry to promote the marketing and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in the Canadian marketplace.


Information Update - Safety of Food Sold in Glass Jars

Ottawa, July 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Glass jars have a long history of safe use as food containers. However, like all food packaging, glass jars can be damaged in their journey from the manufacturer to your home. Canadians should be aware of the safety features on food packaging, including those on glass jars with metal lids, and what to look for when purchasing food and opening it for the first time.


Mining boss frustrated by drug test failures - Star Phoenix
….all recent applicants failed a routine drug screening

16 hours ago - The owner of a Saskatoon mining company says it's getting tougher to find good ... Curt Harnett's voice was raspy, so he was trying to take it easy over the weekend. ..... after nearly all recent applicants failed a routine drug screening. ... it took Banga a lot longer than he expected to find drug-free workers.

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