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Newsletter. Issue 17 - August 15, 2015


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Archbishop of Goa, His Grace Filipe Neri Ferrao on pastoral visit to North America
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One might feel preparations for the 25th anniversary are already in motion with the visit of the Archbishop of Goa, His Grace Filipe Neri Ferrao.

The GOANJ is pleased to welcome His Grace to celebrate Holy Mass on August 30, at St. Cecilia's Church, Monmouth Junc-tion, NJ.


Ontario plans delegation to India to boost trade ties
Category: International Goa News | Created on Friday, 07 August 2015 10:35

Panaji: Keen to promote trade between India and Canada, a high-level delegation from Ontario led by the premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne will arrive in India in January 2016 and will visit some of the major cities of India, counsellor with the high commission of Canada Jens-Michael Schall said. Though the business delegation will discuss several opportunities, sustainable and renewable energy cooperation is likely to be high on the agenda.


Canada prepares for elections: Will Harper survive?
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Health care is another important issue in Canada. The Left calls for increased spending while fiscal conservatives complain about higher government...


Prime Minister Harper admitted Canada may be in recession
Rob Gillies, Associated Press | Aug. 7, 2015

Toronto (AP) — The leaders of Canada's four political parties faced off in the first debate Thursday before a federal election in October, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper fending off attacks in the first three way race in Canadian history.


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The Guardian view on Canada’s elections: is the Stephen Harper era over?

The October elections offer Canada a chance to return to the country’s best traditions

It is the second biggest country in the world, yet sometimes it seems almost invisible. Often ignored by its powerful neighbour, regarded with only distant affection by the two European countries from which its settlers came, and taken for granted by many nations who should be more grateful than they are for its help and mediation in the past, Canada ploughs a lonely furrow. Now it is heading toward an election that will determine whether it will continue along the predictable rightward course set by Stephen Harper as prime minister over the past decade or whether it can recover some of the verve and originality that once marked its politics, not least under Pierre Trudeau, whose son Justin is one of the contenders.

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Xaxti youth live in different Goan era
02 Aug, 2015, 03:19AM IST

Neshwin Almeida sets out interacting with youth across Salcete, the ones who have left Goa, the ones who have returned home, the ones who are overseas but use social media to keep in touch with their Goan diaspora. The travelogue comes up with interesting thoughts of Xaxti youth

Salcete seems a little disillusioned after the new government had very little to offer in its first three years. Salcete youth were the ones who made that large number of over 82% that voted for a change in Goa in 2012. Youth today are so focused on social media, seeking jobs outside Goa while the whole aspect of ‘Goaness’ and upholding Goan heritage and culture is very diluted. Herald looks at what runs in the minds of Xaxti’s youth of today.

What the British were really seeking to steal from India
Mar 25, 2015

Jude Paul Fernandes is the author of ‘Frost Bites’ which is available at, and at the Toronto Public Library. He is currently working on a novel ‘Lonely in Mumbai’ and can be followed on Twitter @JudePaulFerns

People Places and Things

Goan Voice Special - Goan Overseas Association Toronto – Revival of Viva Goa

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Celebrating Bicentenary of St Don Bosco’s Birth

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New home for Brampton Guardian Angels Church
Brampton Guardian | By Pam Douglas

This will be the new home of Guardian Angels Parish.

They were a parish without a church, but that will all change this Sunday – August 9, 2015. Members of a northwest Roman Catholic Brampton congregation will finally have a place to call their own when they gather for the blessing of their new parish hall.

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News Clips from Goa

Portuguese citizenship is a 'mentality' problem: Goa CM
Goanews Desk, Panaji | 04 August 2015

Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar feels that Goans are opting for Portuguese passport not merely to seek well-paid jobs abroad but “it is a mentality problem.”

He has however not elaborated what kind of mentality he means.

Parsekar expressed this opinion during a debate on the question of dual citizenship raised by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s St Andre MLA Vishnu Wagh in the Assembly today.

Demand for English as medium of instruction in Goa
Niti PTI BotStates Author: Niti PTI Bot - August 2, 2015

Panaji, Jul 31 (PTI) Several parents in Goa yesterday blocked the main roads and bridges across the state and allegedly pelted some buses with stones while demanding English to be made the medium of instruction and government grants for every academic year.


Activist Dr Jorson criticises govt’s handling of MOI issue
By Team Herald | 03 Aug, 2015,

Margao: In a strong statement, social activist Dr Jorson Fernandes has criticised the BJP government’s handling of the Medium of Instruction (MOI) issue and claimed they have pushed it forward becs.ause they want to stay in Power by showing the same carrot every time to fetch votes from the Catholic

“BJP is exposed naked with their policy of empty promises and being communal and no different from the erstwhile Congress government vis-ā-vis their empty promises. Medium of Instruction is in the manifesto of the BJP to turn it into an Act,” said Dr Jorson in a press release issued on Sunday.


Goa unprepared for Climate change: Effects of rapid gobal warming are incontrovertible and largely irreversible
July 31, 2015, 4:29 am IST Vivek Menezes in TOI Edit Page | India | TOI

Is it silly to talk about water shortages and drought in Goa while the 2015 monsoon still pounds the soil, and all the rivers and streams flow steady and fast? Not at all – that is exactly the kind of scenario India’s smallest state needs to prepare for in the coming decades. Widespread climate change due to rapid global warming is now an incontrovertible, and largely irreversible, reality. Coastal India is sure to be hit hard, and in multiple ways. Goa is extremely vulnerable.

Goa govt to provide aid to villages hit by mining closure
Press Trust of India | Panaji July 29, 2015

Goa government has decided to provide financial assistance to those village panchayats in the state that witnessed a drop in their revenues due to closure of mining industry around three years back.


Govt spent `16.83 cr on tourism junkets in 3 years
By Team Herald | 30 Jul, 2015, 02:03AM IST

Panjim: The government spent a whopping Rs 16.83 crore ($2.6 million USD) on tourism foreign tours of three ministers – Dilip Parulekar (Tourism), Milind Naik (Power) and Mahadev Naik (Industries) – and two MLAs – Ganesh Gaonkar and Subhash Phal Desai – who travelled nearly 20 countries to promote Goa Tourism between March 2012 and March 2015.

In the same period, the number of foreign tourists increased from 4.50 lakh to 5.13 lakh, a mere 63,000.

Bills for two of the foreign tours to Berlin and Moscow in March 2015 are yet to be submitted by tourism Event Management Agency (EMA).


Kamat, Alemao were paid by Louis Berger officials: Goa Police

Panaji, Aug 7, 2015, (PTI): The Goa Crime Branch has submitted before a local court that former Louis Berger officials had allegedly paid Rs 50-60 lakhs each as bribe to former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and the then PWD Minister Churchill Alemao to win consultancy for a major water project in the state. While opposing the anticipatory bail plea of Kamat, the Crime Branch in its submission before the District Court yesterday mentioned that the investigating officer has recorded the statement of former Louis Berger officials before magistrate which has allegedly confirmed the involvement of Kamat and Alemao in the bribery case.

News Clips from India

India can take on China with low cost of wages: FM Arun Jaitley
By PTI | 7 Aug, 2015, 08.05PM IST

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the Indian industry can take on China with lower wage cost and competitive pricing of products.

New Delhi: Expecting a moderation in interest rates in coming days to spur manufacturing growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the Indian industry can take on China with lower wage cost and competitive pricing of products.

Speaking at a leather industry event, he said India's largest competitor China is facing today a "great challenge of a high wage bill". China's labour cost, which was once affordable, is now high. "And therefore their (China's) costs have to go up... Our wage bills are lesser than our competitors. As we go on to future years, hopefully with interest rates also moderating, the costs therefore have to be kept under control," he said.


India must improve ease of doing business: American expert

Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) Observing that the US had a very large role to play towards India's quest for FDI, an American expert said on friday that the country needed to focus on improving the ease of doing business to attract foreign investments.


Education goes digital in India
By ANI | ANI – 

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Talentedge, which is one of India's fastest growing education providers, has come up with an interesting survey based on the 'Digital India' campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Indian-origin scribe Adrienne Batra awarded 'Best Journalist' in Canada
PTI, Toronto | Aug 09, 2015 23:02 IST

Indo-Canadian woman journalist Adrienne Batra has been recognised as the 'Best Journalist' at this year's Parvasi Awards. Photo Courtesy Facebook

Adrienne Batra, the 41-year-old editor of Toronto Sun, was recognised as the 'Best Journalist' at this year's Parvasi Awards, which featured India's sports legend Milkha Singh as this year's guest of honour. "It is an honour to be recognised by the Parvasi Media Group. The Indo-Canadian community has thrived in so many rofessions and it is humbling to be acknowledged in the field of journalism," Batra was quoted as saying by the Toronto Sun.




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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

Doctors to leaders: Canadians want a Seniors Care Plan in election

Ottawa, Aug. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Public health care in Canada won't survive unless the challenges of an aging population are addressed — and campaigning federal leaders need to get serious about seniors care, Dr. Chris Simpson, President of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), warned today.


Homeopathy is a joke, says this Canadian educator
August 8, 2015 By Nick Waddell

Its adherents swear by its effectiveness, but one noted Canadian educator is leaving no ambiguity about what he thinks of homeopathy. “It’s a joke, is what it is,” said Professor Joe Schwarcz, the head of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society and host of “The Dr. Joe Show” on Montreal’s CJAD. “Homeopathy has no legitimacy. It’s a scientifically bankrupt idea and it should not be promoted in any way.”

Schwarcz was responding to Health Canada’s recent order that requires certain homeopathic products to clearly label that they are not vaccines or alternatives to vaccines.


Health Canada revises asbestos position
by DCN News Services Aug 4, 2015
Aug 4, 2015

TORONTO, ONT.—The Canadian Conference of Asbestos Workers (CCAW) is applauding a significant revision of Health Canada’s position on how harmful asbestos is. According to a release, updated language now acknowledges that "asbestos, if inhaled, can cause cancer and other diseases."

This marks a definitive shift in the treatment of asbestos by the Canadian government, states the CCAW. "The harmful health effects resulting from exposure to asbestos are an immediate concern for our workers," said Louis Dugay, president of the CCAW in a statement.


23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Dr. Mike Evans and the Evans Health Lab create innovative approaches that encourage people to adopt behaviours that promote healthy living and prevent chronic diseases. UPnGO with ParticipACTION, inspired by Dr. Evans's successful internet video, "23.5 Hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?", delivers a compelling message of the significant health benefits of walking 30 minutes daily.


Sheridan faculty and students help create online video chat site for seniors
Jul 29, 2015 | By Roger Belgrave  | New website | Supplied photo

OAKVILLE— Sheridan students and faculty have collaborated with dot-com entrepreneurs to create an online video-chat community for people aged 50 and older.

The website launched this week and lets users from all over the world have real time face-to-face conversations with small groups of people interested in the same topics.

Students in the computer systems technology and applied information sciences as well as a team from the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research worked with founders on the project that provided valuable and practical learning opportunities.

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