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Newsletter. Issue 18 - August 27, 2016


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Bardish Chagger's House Leader Appointment Is Nothing Short Of Meteoric
CP | By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | 08/19/2016 7:59 pm EDT

Ottawa — Bardish Chagger's first foray into federal politics came at age 13, as she hammered in lawn signs in her Ontario hometown of Waterloo for Liberal nominee Andrew Telegdi. Twenty-three years later, she is the first woman to serve as government House leader, responsible for shepherding the government's legislative agenda through the Commons.

Wynne headed to Far East on trade mission
Toronto Star

Premier Kathleen Wynne is headed to the Far East with hopes of drumming up jobs for ...


Double medals for DeSouza Brothers at Legion Nationals
Brampton Guardian | By Frank Juzenas | Aug 13, 2016

Twin brothers Joshua and Jonathan DeSouza, 16, finished their 2016 outdoor track season in style at the Royal Canadian Legion Youth National Track and Field Championship in Ste. Therese/Blainville, QC from Aug. 5 to 7.


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Small amounts and big debts: The swindling of Goa
V M <> | (TOI, 14/8/16)

Ninety million dollars is not a big deal for chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar. Earlier this week, he described that huge sum (roughly 400 crore) as "not a big amount" to be paid in capital and operational grants to the contractor for the controversial new solid waste treatment plant in Saligao over 10 years. This on top of more than 7 crore already spent for land acquisition, and road and wall construction for a facility that is running to just 30% of its capacity.


Goa’s perpetual migration

These days news changes at such a rapid pace that even important events do not get the required time they deserve.

Remember Britain leaving the European Union ( Brexit), seems to have already been relegated to the back, so much so that it runs the risk of almost being a forgotten story, at least for the time being. Just sometime back the word Brexit was the most overused word on everybody’s tongue, but once the event was out of the way, everybody seemed to have moved on, as if nothing happened of consequence.

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People Places and Things

WORLD GOA DAY at the Westend Seniors’ Club (Toronto)
By Armand Rodrigues | Photos sent by Judy Lopes

Please click here to view the pictures of the World Goa Day celebrations held by the Westend Seniors, Toronto, Canada.
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The Westend Seniors’ Club (Toronto) repeated its annual ritual of observing World Goa Day, on August 19, 2016.


Synopsis - My recent Cruise to the Baltic Sea Ports of Call
By: Savio Barros

Upon arrival in Canada last month after my Cruise of 31 days to the Baltic Sea Region, I have been nursing a bad cold I got from a passenger who was sitting next to me on the plane. He is a resident of Toronto and was returning to Toronto via Amsterdam and I was travelling from Stockholm(Sweden) to Toronto via Amsterdam. He is an African from Accra, Ghana and was coughing throughout the journey. The result is, he gave me this nasty cough and cold with fever and I was on antibiotics recovering and resting. By the time it was 3 weeks , I had fully recovered .

Goan Boys meet the Prime Minister
Message from: Armand Rodrigues of Toronto.

It is not often that one gets to meet the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. My grandsons ( Tarik & Kaden) were thrilled to pose for a photograph with him when he visited Corner Brook, Newfoundland on Aug.15,2016.
Honoring religious minorities of Pakistan
Ataurehman Saman, Lahore | Pakistan | August 12, 2016

Discrimination against religious minorities has become a norm — worsened by hate speech that leads to violence

Pakistani Christians hold candles as they stage a rally in Lahore on March 29 to pay tribute for the victims of a suicide bomb blast.  (Photo by AFP)

In 2009, Pakistan declared Aug. 11 "Minorities' Day" as a way of honoring the service and sacrifices of religious minorities to the country. However, in the wake of a host of incidents including violent attacks, religious discrimination and the denial of minority rights by the state, one could hardly find anything to celebrate.


What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone)
by Kamal Al-Solaylee | Photo credit: Mark Raynes Roberts.

Brown: What Being Brown Means in the World Today (to Everyone ...

Brown. Kamal Al-Solaylee
About the Book

By the author of the Canada Reads finalist and bestselling Intolerable comes a stunning new bestselling book about the meaning of being brown

Brown is not white. Brown is not black. Brown is an experience, a state of mind. Historically speaking, issues of race and skin colour have been interpreted along black and white lines, leaving out millions of people whose stories of migration and racial experiences have shaped our modern world.

News Clips from Goa

Don’t divide and polarise Goans on language issue: Faleiro
By Team Herald | 18 Aug, 2016, 07:11AM IST

GPCC chief says State not ready for another language agitation, Congress questions hidden agenda in proposing official language status to Marathi

Panjim: The Goa Congress warned the BJP-led government not to raise the ‘ghost of official language’ in Goa in a bid to polarise Goans ahead of the elections.

Goa govt. bans plaster of Paris Ganesh idols
The Hindu
The Goa government on Friday imposed a strict ban on manufacture or import of plaster of Paris (PoP) idols from neighbouring States for sale during ... Click her to read more

Chinese minister has shown interest in Goa projects: CM
Panaji: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has expressed interest in the upcoming Electronic City and IT Park projects in Goa, Chief Minister ...Click her to read more

A family affair
Times of India (blog)
It was her first visit home in 26 years and the whole of the little Goan village turned out to greet her. Playmates of her girlhood, with girls of their own ...Click her to read more

Goa improves fiscal situation, registers Rs 279 crore in surplus revenue: CAG
The Indian Express
The CAG noted that the government has increased its revenue receipts by 19.21 per cent against the expenditure by 8.92 per cent in the previous year ...Click her to read more

Come December, Goa to witness creatives of all kind
IANS Thursday 11th August, 2016

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Musicians, dancers, theatrical artists, craftsmen and culinary experts will gather in Panaji this December for a week-long art festival along the city's waterfront. The Serendipity Arts Festival, to be organised by the Serendipity Arts Trust, will be held from December 16 to 23 across a mix of indoor and outdoor locations.

Zuari Agro to till 'waste' land in Sancoale
To help desilt garbage and waste materials from the fields
By Team Herald | 17 Aug, 2016, 06:30AM IST

Vasco: Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited (ZACL) has decided to help cultivate the fields of Sancoale farmers and has also decided to desilt the garbage and waste materials from the fields of Sancoale and help the farmers cultivate the field from November-end. This move is expected to benefit several farmers in order to earn their livelihood.

A creative oasis at the Museum of Goa
Economic Times

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As you pass pharmaceutical laboratories, steel-fabrication and marble-making units, following directions to the Museum of Goa (MOG), …

News Clips from India

Rural distress easing following good monsoon
By Press Trust of India on August 21, 2016

Rural distress as a result of two back-to-back drought years has begun to show signs of easing following good monsoon rains and is reflected in the substantial decline in the number of labourers employed under the MNREGA in last two months, a top government official today said.

New Delhi, Aug 21: Rural distress as a result of two back-to-back drought years has begun to show signs of easing following good monsoon rains and is reflected in the substantial decline in the number of labourers employed under the MNREGA in last two months, a top government official today said. “Monsoon rainfall has been better so far and therefore area under cultivation is also higher than in past two years, when severe rainfall deficiency hit farmers. As a result the number of workers engaged under various Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) projects has also declined,” Rural Development Secretary Amarjeet Sinha told PTI.


Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy: Indians have highest ego per unit of achievement
Posted by: Albert PeresTue, 16 Aug 2016 on GoaNet
Masoom Gupte | ET Bureau | Aug 16, 2016, 12.52 PM IST

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Murthy talks about having worked with so many governments and that the know-it-all attitude is why work doesn't happen fast in the country.


Interfaith prayer service held annually on the anniversary of India’s Independence Day.
By Kaitlyn Krasselt | Published 4:53 pm, Friday, August 12, 2016

NORWALK — In an effort to continue a tradition of religious inclusiveness, Kal-Pa-Vriksh The Giving Tree will once again host its annual interfaith prayer service this weekend.

PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik save India from drawing a blank in Rio 2016 Games
The Indian Express‎

PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar became the redeemers at the Rio Olympics as ...




Celebration of the Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa
Sunday, September 4, 2016 12:00 pm to -1:30 pm

Cristo Rei Parish
3495 Confederation Pkwy., Mississauga

A solemn celebration of the Eucharist. Main celebrant and preacher is His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila.
Sent By: Rudy Fernandes <

The Cristo Rei Parish community will be celebrating the life and work of Mother Teresa, whose life of extraordinary holiness and humility is admired globally. She also was the recipient of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize - and asked that the $192,000 funds be given to the poor in India. When Mother Teresa passed away in 1997, she left behind over 4,000 Missionary of Charity Sisters, in 610 centers in 123 countries. Mother Teresa lived and worked with the poorest of the poor and it is easy to see there’s good alignment between her life’s work and the determined efforts of the Government of India to help its needy and disenfranchised citizens to live and work in dignity.


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Events for 2016





Sunday, September 11, 2016 Calangute Association, Canada Silver Jubilee
2016 Calangute Social
Europa Convention Centre
Mississauga at 11:30 A.M.
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Saturday, October 01, 2016 CLR Association CLR Social
Venue: Payal Banquet Hall
 3410 Semenyk Ct, Mississauga
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Saturday, November 19, 2016 Union of Navelim Our Lady of Rosary Feast
Venue: Verdi Convention Centre
 3550 Derry Road East, Mississauga
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Health & Wellness

Senate committee says Ottawa too vague on timeline to act on Obesity

The Senate says the Liberal government is not acting quickly enough to combat the growing problem of obesity. "We urge them to reconsider.


Antioxidants in Citrus May Head Off Obesity-Related Diseases
August 21, 2016 | Jessica Berman

Clementines and oranges, Aug. 21, 2016. (Photo: Diaa Bekheet)

Eating citrus fruit could head off chronic diseases that are related to obesity, a growing health problem in many parts of the world, according to a new study.

Diabetes, heart disease and liver disease are increasing as more people pack on the kilos. But there’s a substance in citrus fruits called flavanones, which are antioxidants that help people’s bodies reduce the amount of oxidative stress. The diseases linked to obesity are caused by oxidative stress and its related inflammation.


Severe Weather Aftermath: Tips from CSA Group to Help Recover from Damage

Toronto, Aug. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - The heavy rainfall and severe weather across Canada and the United States this week bring with them the potential for floods, high winds and tornados but the damage may not end there. Many storm-related fatalities and injuries occur afterwards, when people assess the damage and begin repairs. CSA Group, a leader in public safety, testing and certification, offers the following safety tips to help reduce exposure to hazards inside and outside your home:


Ontario fast-food labels could cause women to gain weight, public health advocate says

It's certainly higher than what Health Canada recommends. The agency suggests women aged 31-50 with a low level of activity consume 1,800


Should we ditch borax?
NOW Magazine

Now Health Canada is advising us to minimize our boric acid/borax exposure. Truth is, it's found in hundreds of products. Should we be ditching it?

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