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Newsletter. Issue 18 - August 29, 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.

Eucharistic Celebration to Welcome His Grace Archbishop of Goa Filipe Neri Rosario Ferrao
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India, Canada working to boost eco ties

Toronto: Seeking to provide "new impetus" to their economic relations, Canada and India are jointly working to finalise a bilateral foreign investment agreement to accelerate investments, Canada's Defence Minister has said.


Canadian Elections - Ontario: Some 37 South Asian candidates in three major parties from very diverse backgrounds and with high qualifications
By Rattan Mall

South Asian candidates running for the Conservative Party, the NDP and the Liberal Party in Ontario come from diverse backgrounds – they are from every corner of the world and include Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus and Christians.


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Want to be happy for life? Get religion, study suggests
By: Sarah Pulliam Bailey The Washington Post, Published on Toronto Star-Aug 15, 2015

A new study suggests that joining a religious group could do more for someone’s “sustained happiness” than other forms of social participation, such as volunteering, playing sports or taking a class.


The reproduction of the White Man’s Burden in Goa
By Fr Victor Ferrao | 23 Aug, 2015

With the politics of culture reigning supreme in our country, it is vitally important that we study how our cultural practices can be read as images and texts. This takes us into an analysis of political use of certain dimension of our culture/cultures.


Time for an economics of the heart: Salutin
By: Rick Salutin Columnist, Toronto Star Published on Thu Aug 20 2015

When Justin Trudeau said he wanted to grow the economy ‘from the heart outwards,’ he may have unwittingly hit upon something important.

- Chad Hipolito / The Canadian Press

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau sounds like himself about 50 per cent of the time — a good average for anyone, writes Rick Salutin.

From Justin Trudeau’s mouth to your ears. Sounding like himself, which he does about 50 per cent of the time — a good average for anyone — Trudeau said he wants to “grow the economy not from the top down,” like Stephen Harper, “but from the heart outwards.” Eureka — that’s what we need: an economics of the heart. It’s elementary: either people serve the economy or the economy serves people — and you can find the answer in your heart.

People Places and Things

Westend Seniors’ Club Celebrates World Goa Day
By Armand Rodrigues

It bears mentioning that as a warm-up to World Goa Day 2015, the London Indian Film Festival paid tribute to Goan musicians who provided invaluable soundtracks for Hindi films in the 60s and 70s.

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Let us not forget that World Goa Day was initiated to commemorate the anniversary of our mother-tongue, Konkanim, becoming part of the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution, on August 20,1992, thus making it one of the official languages of India. Since August 2000, Goans everywhere have been getting together to take pride in our identity, language, traditions, culture, music and history.

Renu Mandhane is Ontario’s human rights chief commissioner

Toronto, August 21 (CINEWS) The next chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission is human right law expert Renu Mandhane, this will be subject to review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies.

Mandhane is executive director of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, including its award-winning legal clinic. Prior to joining the University of Toronto in 2008, Mandhane was a practising criminal lawyer, representing survivors of domestic and sexual violence and federally-sentenced prisoners. Pending review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies, Mandhane will take over the role of chief commissioner from interim chief Ruth Goba in fall 2015.


Mississauga students design cargo trailer for wheelchair users
Nouman Khalil | Mississauga News

Liam D’Souza, Mazhar Jabakhanji and Angela Chen with their award-winning The Swivet trailer and a wheelchair.

Mississauga’s engineering students are making life easier for wheelchair users. A team of first year engineering science students at the University of Toronto designed a cargo trailer dubbed The Swivet, which can be attached to any wheelchair.

The project was part of the team’s first-year design course. The students worked with Mississauga’s sledge hockey athletes and invented The Swivet. The purpose of the trailer is to help players safely and independently carry their sports equipment.

Manasvi Noel of Mississauga crowned Miss India-Canada 2015
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 | Posted by Rattan Mall

Organizer Sanjay Agnihotri, emcee Francis D’Souza, celebrity guest Priety Zinta, Miss India-Canada 2015 Manasvi Noel and emcee Karen Johnson.
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MANASVI Noel of Mississauga, Ontario, was crowned Miss India-Canada 2015 this past weekend at the 25th annual Miss India-Canada event. The 16 delegates began the evening with a high-energy dance sequence with Bollywood hit songs from the last two decades.


World's oldest flowering plant may be 130-million-year-old
Press Trust of India | Washington August 18, 2015

Scientists have identified a 125 million- to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant, a contemporary of dinosaurs, as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth.

The finding, represents a major change in the presumed form of one of the planet's earliest flowers, known as angiosperms, researchers said.

"This discovery raises significant questions about the early evolutionary history of flowering plants, as well as the role of these plants in the evolution of other plant and animal life," said David Dilcher, paleobotanist at the Indiana University in US.  The aquatic plant, Montsechia vidalii, once grew abundantly in freshwater lakes in what are now mountainous regions in Spain.

News Clips from Goa

Celebrating Goa world over

What started out as a small movement by the World Alliance of Goan Associations is today an event celebrated across the world throughout the month. On the occasion of World Goa Day, Café finds out about these associations and how they celebrate their Goan identity

- By Dolcy D’Cruz | 20 Aug, 2015, 07:03AM IST

World Goa Day was started by the World Alliance of Goan Associations on August 20, 2000 for Goans across the globe to celebrate their culture and heritage. It was the vision of Rene Barreto to unite Goans spread across the world on this particular day that gained momentum over the years to become the grand event that World Goa Day is. This event is celebrated by Goan associations in various countries, globally.


Francis D'Souza, deputy CM of Goa calls for research to preserve pure Konkani
TNN | Aug 24, 2015,

Mangaluru: It is imperative for all stakeholders advocating the use of Konkani to bring about the purity of the language.

The use of language is important and the task, although difficult, is a much-needed one, said Francis D'Souza, deputy CM of Goa. It is in this context that Devanagari script with its good phonetics makes use of Konkani language sound more correct to the ears, he said, urging for research to ensure that purity in language is attained.


App-solutely fresh fish
24 Aug, 2015, 04:15AM IST

How would you react if you use your smart phone to order the fish of your liking and it is delivered fresh, clean and cut to your choice at your door step. No parking hassles, no haggling over price, no messy footwear and no need of a handkerchief in the fish market. Fresh Fish Basket, a recent start up venture does just that. VIKANT SAHAY logs onto the mobile fish market

HERALD: You have pioneered by selling fresh, cut and clean fish via the mobile app. What made you shift from conventional mode of selling fish?
SIDDHI SHANTANU BHONSLE: We and our family are in this business of fish selling for last 30 years. Actually market forces and technology up-gradation made us think. My husband and I were in Pune and we observed that people were buying vegetables on mobile app. If it could be vegetables then why can’t it be fish? Customers are very aware nowadays and the young generation are tech freaks.It is not only fresh and clean with experiencing no mess of fish market, no parking woes and it is delivered home within two hours of the order placed by your mobile. Yes, we can proudly say that we are the first in India to sell fish through mobile app and we launched this Fresh Fish Basket on December 9, 2014.


Heavy rainfall hits areca nut production in Sattari
By Uday Sawant | Monday, August 25, 2015

Areca nut is an important crop due to its demand in the local and national market; large amounts of areca nut are scattered on the ground at the plantations due to the heavy rainfall.

Areca nut plantations in Sattari have been badly affected due to heavy rainfall in the last fifteen days. Sattari is known as an agricultural base, where many farmers cultivate various crops with the help of the agriculture department. Earlier, farmers used to concentrate only on paddy cultivation, but nowadays, the agricultural department is boosting their activities by providing the farmers with schemes for different crops. Agriculture has been moving in a positive direction lately; the production of coconut, mangos and cashews has increased. The areca nut is also an important crop due to its demand in the local and national market.

News Clips from India

Indian CEOs running American-based multi-national companies

The new C-E-O of Google joins a growing group of Indian-born chief executives running American-based multi-national companies. Jesse Hirsh explains what Canada can learn from India's success.
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He suggests that for Canada to progress, tuition for Engineering at Canada’s universities be free !

Mary Wiens

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Google CEO

It's becoming something of a club -- the growing number of multi-national corporations with an Indian-born C-E-O. CBC's Mary Wiens tells us why everyone loves Indian C-E-Os -- and why so many, including some of the new ones in Toronto, come from the south of India.
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Indian-American appointed to key position in US think tank
By PTI | 18 Aug, 2015,

The Stimson Centre yesterday announced the appointment of Sameer Lalwani as Deputy Director for its South Asia programme.

Lalwani's research will focus on crisis management, nuclear security, and national security decision making in South Asia, a press statement adding that he will help devise Stimson's online open courses on nuclear-related issues.


Indian immigrants are tech's new titans
By Paresh Dave contact the reporter

Indian immigrants are tech's new titans
It's no secret that parents in India urge their kids to excel in math and science, believing that it's the clearest path up the social ladder.
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It's no secret that parents in India urge their kids to excel in math and science, believing that it's the clearest path up the social ladder.

But education is only part of the reason Indian immigrants are reaching the top executive ranks at major U.S. corporations — most recently Google Inc.'s appointment of Sundar Pichai this week to chief executive. That followed Microsoft Corp.'s promotion of Satya Nadella to CEO last year.5 reasons behind Sundar Pichai's ascent to Google chief executive


India’s mobile app usage grows 131 per cent
IANS | Published: August 19, 2015 | AP File photo.

The average mobile app usage in India has grown by at least 131 per cent and has outpaced the global growth rate, panellists participating in the Apps India conference 2015 have said.

According to the panellists from firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Vserv, Mindbowser and (x)cube Labs, the shift from e-commerce to m-commerce and more engagement with mobile shopping, news and personalised apps are factors responsible for the growth. “The next wave of growth in the Indian mobile apps is being driven by the increased usage of smartphones coupled with low mobile tariffs bridging the digital divide between metros, non-metros and rural areas,” co-founder of Vserv, a mobile marketing firm, Ashay Padwal, said.


‘In last 5 years, intake of Indian students in German universities has doubled’
The Indian Express

‘In last 5 years, intake of Indian students in German universities has doubled’

Representatives of leading German universities and research funding organisations interacted with the students and faculty members of Panjab University and PGIMER in Chandigarh Friday. The German delegation was led by Stephan Lanzinger, counsellor and head of Science & Technology section of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.



+ Justine de Souza
Sun Sep 06 10:49:31

September 05, 2015 Toronto - Justine de Souza (ex-Tanga, Tanzania and Toronto, Canada) passed away at Villa Forum with her family by her side.

Wife of the late Hypolito de Souza, Justine is survived by her son, Stephen and daughter-in-law, Odette and pre-deceased by her daughter, Sandra

Justine is survived by  Bessie Fernandes (England), Florrie/Jai Panday(England), Roque F....  Read more


+ Dr Wilfred de Souza
Fri Sep 04 08:35:01

PANAJI: Former chief minister, Dr Wilfred de Souza passed away after a brief illness at a city hospital on Friday morning. He was 88.

Wilfred, who holds a double FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, (Edinburgh and London) was conferred with several awards, plunged into politics after he contested the assembly elections in 1974. He was recipient of Dr B C Roy Award as "Em....  Read more


Vivien Cedillo de Souza
Thu Sep 03 10:30:15

It is with profound sadness that the de Souza and Cedillo families announce the peaceful passing of Vivien Cedillo de Souza on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015  in the arms of her loving family.

Beloved wife of Raymond for 40 amazing years, devoted mother to her children Lara (Savio), Amanda, and Andrew and adoring grandmother to Genevieve.

Vivien was born in Masb....  Read more


+Nelson Joseph Rodrigues
Sun Aug 30 11:20:37

RODRIGUES, Nelson Joseph (1947-2015)– Passed away peacefully into the Lord’s presence on August 29th, 2015, after a brief battle with cancer, at the Guelph General Hospital.

Loving brother of Bernard (Georgina) and sister of Isabella (Late Terry).

Loving son of the late Augustine and Maxie Rodrigues and loving brother of the late ....  Read more



Monthi Fest 2015 in Brampton
Canara World Foundation | 24/08/2015

The Konkani Catholics of Brampton will be celebrating the annual Monthi Fest on Saturday September 5, 2015 at St. John Fisher Church, 300 Balmoral Drive, Brampton.

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Konkan Nite 2015!! *Save the Date, Oct 10th 2015*
Lester Pearson Theatre - Brampton

Like Never Before, A one of a kind Experience of LIVE Musical Performances & Comedy all on one stage by the legendary and sensational stars from Goa and Mangalore.

Starring: Lorna Cordeiro, Ester Noronha, John D'silva, Lawry Travasso, Socorro, Norman Cardozo

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Events for 2015





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

Canadian study shines a light on differing health risk factors for disparate ethnic groups
By Terry Haig |
Friday 14 August,

A new Canadian study has revealed some disturbing health trends for South Asian men and black men and women.

Type 2 diabetes is growing rapidly among South Asian men and black women in Canada. ©
All three groups suffered significant deterioration in heart health over the past decade.

Moreover, the three groups showed dramatic increases in the rates of risk factors for heart problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.


Hunger in Canada leads to poorer health, higher health costs, study finds

Toronto, Aug. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - People with lower incomes who struggle to put food on the table use the health care system more, leading to higher health care costs, according to new research from the University of Toronto, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and the University of Illinois.


Canadian parents concerned about kids' ability to handle life's ups and downs
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Companies Committed to Kids releases 'Taking the Pulse of Canada's Kids: A Landmark Study on Physical, Social, Emotional and Mental Well-being'

Toronto, Aug. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - In an age of busy schedules and multiple demands on family time, kids' mental well-being is a top concern of Canadian parents, trumping emotional, social and physical well-being in terms of importance. According to Taking the Pulse of Canada's Kids: A Landmark Study on Physical, Social, Emotional and Mental Well-being, released today by Companies Committed to Kids (CCK), parents see resiliency as a critical life skill, and rate the ability to cope with life's ups and downs as the most important aspects of their child's mental well-being.


Canada's post-secondary students head back to school, worried over money, debt and job prospects: CIBC Poll

Nearly half of all post-secondary students worry they can't pay upcoming school year's tuition, living expenses or repay their debt

Toronto, Aug. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - A new poll by CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) finds that nearly half of post-secondary students in Canada (48 per cent) worry that they won't be able to cover the upcoming school year's tuition and living expenses, or pay back their student debt once they graduate. In addition, over one-third expect to graduate with more than $25,000 in debt.


India Rainbow celebrates 30 years of service

Mississauga, August 21 (CINEWS) India Rainbow celebrates 30 years of service to the community with a Fundraising Gala India Rainbow Community Services of Peel. Since 1985, India Rainbow has provided culturally and linguistically appropriate services to the Peel community, enabling integration and supporting their settlement, social services, health, and educational needs. In the past year alone over 10,000 individuals and families have availed of their services and programs.


Four things we can do to improve health care in Canada
By: Joshua Tepper | Posted: 08/18/2015 3:00 AM

Health care is the purview of the provinces in Canada, but health leadership -- setting big picture goals, helping achieve best practices across the country and providing long-term, sustainable funding models -- is the role of the federal government. As the election campaign evolves, Canadians should be pressing the political parties to take a leadership position on the health-care file. Primary care, in particular, could benefit from increased national dialogue. If we want to improve health care in Canada, primary care is a good place to start.


Why you need more vitamin D than you’re probably getting

Canadians live too far north to deliver enough ultraviolet light from the sun, which produces most of our vitamin D. Conditions like this mean that many Canadians don't get enough vitamin D from the sun.

By: Dr. Reinhold Vieth University of Toronto, Published on Mon Aug 17 2015

Every Canadian should take a vitamin D supplement — and in my opinion, you should take far more than Health Canada recommends.

Vitamin D is crucial to bone health, but it also helps prevent or slow the spread of a surprising number of diseases and conditions, from multiple sclerosis to cancer. No matter how healthy your diet, you can’t get enough from food. And Canadians live too far north to deliver enough ultraviolet light from the sun, which produces most of our vitamin D.

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