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Sports Day, on Mon. 30 Aug.
GoaNet celebrates its 10th
birthday on 25th August 2004. It was founded by Herman Carneiro.
Herman A. Carneiro (born
25 Aug. 1976, Nairobi) is the Founder of Goanet (est. 1994).
His parents are Jules and Hilda Carneiro, ex-Nairobi and
currently based in Boston, USA. Herman attended St. Mary’s
School, Nairobi. He holds a Chemical Engineering from Northeastern
University in Boston, USA, and a M.Sc. in Control of Infectious
Diseases from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical
Medicine. He will start medical school at Imperial College,
London in October 2004.
Herman’s work experience
includes biomedical research at LeukoSite, Inc. and then
at PerSeptive Biosystems, process design at Pharm-Eco laboratories,
and capital engineering projects at Kodak. He went on to
join the Whitehead Institute, MIT, where he was a team manager
for the Human Genome Project. Later, as part of his Masters-degree
program, he designed and carried out a research project
for the World Health Organization in Cambodia on sustainable
interventions to prevent dengue fever outbreaks in the region.
He has also conducted research in new drug discovery at
Pfizer, Inc., and he now works for the Massachusetts Department
of Public Health as an epidemiologist.
Herman is a keen sportsman
and has won awards in tennis, cycling, table tennis, badminton,
football, hockey and ballroom dancing. He represented Kenya
in the East and Central African Junior Tennis Championships
in 1992 and 1993. For Fred Noronha’s interview with
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18 Aug. Navhind Times.
England-based 16-year-old Sean Da
Silva plays for Byfleet Football Club in Surrey,
a Division One side. Sean created waves as he scored the
precious match-winner in the finals of Guilford City Tournament
against Halifax Football Club which they won 1-0 last season.
He has just finished his GCSE at Fullbrook School, Surrey.
However, his prime goal is to become a solicitor or an accountant
just like his father.
|He is quick to point out that but for his parents’-
Rose and Phil - unwavering support, guidance and perseverance
he would have never made it to Division One. 534 words.
19 Aug. Daily Star. Feature article with photograph
of James D’Silva, Madonna’s
fitness guru. Check the supplement at http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/JamesDSilva.htm
23 Aug. Times of India. Get Indian citizenship
@Rs 12,500. The Indian government has announced that people of
Indian origin would have to pay Rs 12,500 to secure Indian overseas
citizenship. A PIO would enjoy almost all rights of an Indian
citizen. The PIO will not be required to have a visa while visiting
India and can also buy property and enjoy equality with non-resident
Indians (NRIs) in economic, financial and educational fields.
[from GoaNet: Bosco D’Mello]
26 Aug. Financial Express. India Postpones Tax
On NRI Deposits
24 Aug, Rugby Advertiser. Controversial health
boss David Loughton - who resigned from Walsgrave after a vote
of no confidence - has landed a new NHS job at Wolverhampton.
In 1999, top surgeon, Alban Barros D'Sa
raised fears about high death rates but the whistle-blower was
promptly suspended by Mr. Loughton. He took Mr. Loughton to the
High Court and won. It was a long battle, but the pioneer of keyhole
surgery was later reinstated in a big climb-down by the Trust.
Mr. Barros D'Sa declined to comment about Mr. Loughton's new position.
For full text click here. http://www.rugbyreviewtoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=689&ArticleID=840866
For a profile of Alban Barros D'Sa and the case click here.
Cheap telephone calls: 1899.com part of the Telediscount
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US and Canada 0.5p; UK fixed lines 0.0; Uganda 5p. etc
Prices are in pence per minute. Calls are billed per second rounded
to the nearest penny, include VAT and are subject to change. 1899
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Tell us if you know of a better deal.
Check the Forthcoming Events section (Sun 29
Aug.) for details of the BB2 TV, hour long programme on relocating
UK: If you are over 45 you may be interested
to know that Boots are offering free cholesterol tests and advice
in most stores up and down the UK. To find out more click
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24 Aug. Cansaulim, Goa.
FRANCISCO ANTONIO BARRETO (born 1910, ex-Kenya).
Husband of Zemira. Father of Lulita/Joyce, Lester/Vanda,
Larry/Imelda, Lavita/Tony, Lenny/Sonia. Brother of late
Lucinda/late Bismark, Helen/late Antonio, late Olga, Crescencio,
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24 Aug: Chimbel, Goa. RAQUEL CAIADO E GONSALVES.
Wife of late Jose. Mother of late Darius/late Jenny, Manuella/late
Lourecinho (London), Nelson/Ivy, Xavier/late Leena, Fatima/Francis.
24 Aug, Goa. VERODIANA VICTORIA FERNANDES (ex-Tanga,
Tanzania). Wife of Antonio Nascimento Fernandes. Mother of Pascal
(Tanga), Joaquim, Daniel, Joseph(Juju), Bento & Maria. Funeral
in Goa on Sun. 29 Aug. Condolences to email@example.com
23 Aug. New York. DEOLINDA DESOUZA
(ex- Loutolim, Goa). Wife of late Leopoldo. Mother of Melba, Angelo
and Carlos. Mother in law of Shirley, Nargish and Mario.
Funeral on Wed. 25 Aug at 10.15. Details and condolences: firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Aug. San Francisco. ERIC ROBERTS BOADITA.
Husband of Loretta. Father of David. Brother of late Edwin/Phyllis
(Dublin, Ireland), Wilfred/Juliet (Goa), Sarita (New Jersey),
Cyril/Anita(Dubai, UAE),. Details at:
Nagoa, Goa, LUZIA NUNES. Wife
of Pulqeurio. Mother of Regina/late Pascoal, Vincent, late Cyril,
Elizabeth/Savio Fernandes (London).
UK: Competition: Luxury trip to the Far East
for two. Orient-Express and Gulf Air are offering the chance to
win a luxury trip to the Far East for two and travel on the Eastern
& Oriental Express. No purchase necessary. Go to http://www.vam.ac.uk/encounters/competition/competition.html
and answer the following question: Who was Vasco da Gama? a) French
chef b) Portuguese explorer c) Chinese emperor. Closing date 8
UK: Competition: Win a Sausage maker kit. No
purchase necessary. Closes 30 Sept 2004. Details at http://sausagefans.com/competitions.php?id=3
12 Aug. Times of India. India: Health Tourism.
Brits make a beeline for Indian touch. The health sector in India
has gone five-star to lure foreign clients and currency. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow/810453.cms
20 Aug. GoaCom News. Goan out-migration to the
Middle East. Videoclip (5m:48s) by Clive D’Souza of part
of the discussion at the Xavier Centre of Historical Research,
Porvorim. The participants were Dr Fatima da Silva Gracias, Prof
Ramola Antao, Prof Isabel Santa Rita Vas, Dr Zinia da Silva and
Dr Carmo Souza. Check the link below. http://www.goacom.com/news/avnews/wvx/Clip_Goan_
20 Aug. Indian Express. Politics may spoil Goa
film festival plans.
20 Aug. Times of India. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's
decision to tax the interest earned on bank deposits of non-resident
Indians is not fair, Minister for Non-Resident Indian Affairs
Jagdish Tytler said. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/821021.cms
20 Aug. Times of India. The government has said
that a single window clearance might be set up for NRIs and persons
of Indian origin who wanted to invest in the country. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/821093.cms
21 Aug. Times of India. Goa promises database
on villages. It is the villages of Goa that lend its unique ambience.
A database of the 370 villages on its people, heritage, way of
life and the food habits is now planned. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/822910.cms
21 Aug. Indian Express. The Goa police have filed
a case of child abuse and molestation against a parish priest
of Ribandar village. The matter came to light after social activist
Aires Rodrigues, in a written complaint to Archbishop Filipe Neri
Rodrigues, demanded action against the priest. http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=53512
For a profile of Aires Rodrigues (ex-Canada & UK), see:
21 Aug. The Navhind Times. Final decision on
Goa as Film Festival venue by Aug-end, says Centre. http://www.navhindtimes.com/stories.php?part=news&Story_ID=082113
22 Aug. GoaCom-GoaNow.
Divar "Bonderam" Festival. Joel & Clive D'souza
describe the scene and bring you more photographs from the
Divar "Bonderam" Festival. Click here
For the GoaCom-GoaNow video clip, 7m:30s click
23 Aug. 123bharath.com. Stray cattle a risk to
motorists in Goa.
23 Aug. Times of India. The Navy's decision to
impose restrictions on flights into Goa's only airport at Dabolim,
has brought to the fore a tussle with Goa’s tourism industry.
23 Aug. Goa: Anti Smoking and Spitting enforcement.
In the period from Sept. 2003 to Jun. 2004, Goa Police have booked
7538 cases under the Goa Prohibition of Smoking and Spitting Act.
23 Aug. Times of India. Nerves of steel for next
Olympics. The 2008 Beijing games have contributed to an increased
demand of iron ore from Goa. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/825978.cms
23 Aug. Navhind Times. Campaign against wife-beating.
Over a hundred women gathered in Siolim on August 22 to discuss
strategies to stop wife-beating in villages. The campaign was
announced on March 8, when the International Women's Day was kick-started
24 Aug. The Deccan Herald. Molestation charges
in sacred portals. By Devika Sequeira. Excerpts: The Catholic
Church in Goa has come under fire for overlooking charges of misconduct
by the clergy. The Police have filed charges against Fr Newton
Rodrigues of Ribandar but there are fears that the arrest of the
priest could trigger a communal situation.
The Church’s pedantic attitude has helped little. “It
has refused to take cognisance of our complaint against the priest,
even though I met the Bishop personally,” says activist
lawyer Aires Rodrigues, a resident of the area who is spearheading
a campaign that has angered the church.
“The law must be equal whether the charges are brought against
a priest or anyone else.,” says social activist and councillor,
Auda Viegas who heads Bailancho Ekvott, a women’s organisation.
24 Aug. The Economic Times. Goa resorts look
for smooth blends to widen service. Excerpt: Aiming to achieve
an ideal blend of domestic segment and charter tourism, which
is poised for a big leap for the second consecutive season, Goa's
five star resorts are busy diversifying their products with a
lot of add-ons. 775 words.
25 Aug. 123Bharath.com. Exotic dancers from Ukraine
enthral Goa tourists. Ukranian fur dancers are the latest hit
in tourist state Goa.
25 Aug. Indian Express. Goa Archbishop told to scan all churches.
Even as molestation charges levelled against a priest in Ribander
continue to raise a political storm here, Archbishop of Goa Rev.
Filipe Neri Ferrao has been urged to order an independent inquiry
into similar incidents of ''sexual impropriety'' reported from
26 Aug. Govt. of India. Press Release. World’s first Sky
Bus set in motion. http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=3479
26 Aug. CIOL. Headline: Tourist hub to harbor Wipro facility.
Excerpt: In an attempt to uplift their sagging IT industry, Goan
government offers major chunk of the 50-acre land earmarked for
Hi-Tech Habitat project to Wipro. Full text at:
For a profile of Wipro see: http://www.wipro.com/
17 Aug, The Independent. UK: 'TV either ignores
Asians or casts them in stereotypical roles'
The media divided Asians into two camps; either miserable folk
being forced into loveless marriages or billionaires who had come
to Britain with nothing and had now made a fortune. http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/media/story.jsp?story=552227
19 Aug. The Daily Star. James D’Silva,
Madonna’s fitness guru – another photograph and article.
20 Aug. Financial Times. ‘A mango is like
nothing else' By Madhur Jaffrey. The ‘King of Fruit' evokes
happy childhood memories and still provides the ultimate sweet,
juicy treat. The Alphonso, from the area surrounding the once-Portuguese
Goan coast, was much desired for its more exotic combination of
sweet flavour and dense texture. 1698 words.
21 Aug. Daily Telegraph has five feature articles
on alleged child sex abuser Duncan Grant who is currently in Tanzania.
1. He showered the children with gifts. Nike trainers, Ray-Bans,
Walkmans, you name it. Excerpt: In 1998 the first questions began
to be raised about the Anchorage shelters, which were managed
by William D'Souza. That year a 14-year-old street boy from the
Anchorage shelter was discovered in a hotel in Goa where he was
being sexually abused by a German teacher who was later convicted
and jailed for six years... For full text click
2. The 'saviour' of street children wanted on sex abuse charges.
3. My way is old-fashioned . . . I believe in military discipline.
4. Concerns were raised by students on Jesuit gap-year project.
5. Why I had to resign as patron, by Felicity Kendal. Click
Also: 22 Aug. Sydney Morning Herald. Star helps to expose child
refuge sex abuse.
21 Aug. The Age (Melbourne). Headline: Springvale
home to World Goa Day celebrations. By Dewi Cooke. Springvale,
a melting pot of cultures and heritage today will be the site
of celebrations for Melbourne's Goan population.
As part of World Goa Day, the Springvale Town Hall will be host
to a dinner and dance, celebrating the Portuguese-Indian heritage
of many in this small community. Tickets for the event are sold
out but for more details on Melbourne's Goans, go to: www.melgoans.com
22 Aug. BBC News. The Manic Street Preachers
have written an emotional tribute to missing guitarist Richey
Edwards on their new album. His family have flown off to Goa in
India and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands to check out reported
22 Aug. The Express on Sunday (UK). Feature travel
article, 1701 words, on Goa by Biddu. Excerpts: Goa has long been
one of India's most seductive tourist destinations but what do
Indians themselves love about it? Top Indian musician BIDDU, Seventies
disco star turned coolest of the 'chill-out' composers, presents
a unique guide to this jewel of India's south-west coast. Excerpts:
Goa is a soft landing for the reality of India…One of the
best things about Goa is the churches… young Israelis who
were there to eradicate from their minds the horrors of army life…
For a profile on Biddu see http://www.megspace.com/arts/naziazoheb/biddu.html
23 Aug. Crawley Today. Richard Thomas, landlord
of the Plough pub in Crawley, (Surrey), is delighted to have won
a holiday to Goa after his pub took part in a Greene King IPA
'A Taste of India' campaign.
23 Aug. Publico (Portugal). Fifteen thousand
Indians wait for Portuguese Nationality.
More than half of these cases are illegal, with applicants having
stolen the identities of dead people. According to Portuguese
authorities, England is the preferential destination of many of
the illegal immigrants. 882 words. For the Portuguese original,
For a machine translation, click
here. How much it costs for each false document? 144 words.
For machine translation, click
For other Press reports on Portuguese Nationality see,
24 Aug. Europa Press (article in Spanish) Preparativos
para la muestra de las reliquias de San Francisco Javier en el
próximo otoño en Goa. 542 words.
TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA. VOL 5; NUMB
3 (2004) pp. 272-288. Goa Trance and the Practice of Community
in the Age of the Internet. By Elliott, L.
24 Aug. The Guardian (Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania).
Briton says sexual allegations vendetta. Paedophile allegations
against a British national Duncan Grant (61), currently running
three shelters for street children in Tanzania are the ‘hard
work’ of an Indian rival who was caught locked in a room
with a 15 –year-old boy in Bombay about three years ago,
The Guardian has learnt. http://www.ippmedia.com/ipp/guardian/2004/08/24/19294.html
25 Aug. Daily Mail (UK). Aliya Knightley, daughter
of the distinguished journalist Philip Knightley, is a model and
property developer. She has two daughters, Maria, four, and Chiara,
two. She says, “We also have a one-bed flat in Sydney and
I spend at least six weeks to two months a year at my parents'
holiday home in Goa, because the girls love it so much.”
for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon
Sun. 29 Aug Parra Social.
St Mary Magdalen's Hall, Huguenot Place, Wandsworth Common, SW18.
Alfie Rebello 020 8337 8022, Raymond Lobo 020 8654 0268.
Sun 29 Aug. 4.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani
Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's
Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex
Sun 29 Aug, TV Programme.
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 60mins. BBC2. Get a New Life. Jo and Trevor
Whyley want to swap Birmingham for a more tropical paradise -
in Goa. Builder Trevor is dreaming of retirement, but office manager
Jo has other ideas - she wants to set up a guesthouse. But can
she cut through Indian bureaucracy and get it done in their trial
month? It's a hard task. Will it all prove too much for Jo?
Mon. 30 Aug. G.O.A.
at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham
Road, Croydon. Followed by free disco
until 10 pm. Chief Guest: Seraphino
Parents please bring your children in time
for the start of the races. For offers of help: Peter Rodrigues
020 - 8399 4883. For stall applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim
020 - 8771 4457. For a profile of Antao see: http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/SeraphinoAntao.htm
[Don’t forget to visit the Goan Voice UK stall! ]
Sun. 12 Sep. TROOK TOURNAMENT
at the ATC Hall, South Wimbledon. Contacts: Jacinto Fernandes
020 - 8542 5427. Diego Pinto 020 - 8767 0663.
Sun. 12 Sep. Feast of Mount
Mary at St Agnes Catholic Church, 35 Cricklewood Lane,
London NW2 1HR. Mass at 12:00 noon followed by Social with the
“Jolly Boys” in attendance. Contact Zeferin Silveira
020 8795 1256 / 4796 0023 696 OR Tony Gonsalves 020 8795 1121
/0771 1681 473.
Mon. 13 Sep. to Fri. 17 Sep. 1.30 pm to 5.30
pm. 5 day Evangelistic and Healing Retreat.
Led by Fr Augustine Vallooran VC of Potta. St George’s Cathedral,
Southwark, Lambeth Road (opp Imperial War Museum), London SE1.
Call, after 6.30 pm 020 8472 3967 or 020 8286 0203.
Sun. 26 Sep. Feast of St
Jacinto. St Michael’s Hall, 37 Bounds Green Road,
London N22 8HE. Mass at 1.30 followed by social gathering with
Nite Life in attendance. Tickets – Adults: £8; 12-16:
£4; 3-11: £2. For tickets contact Regina 020 8808
7091; Felicity 020 8245 4897; Agnelo 020 8577 8528.
Sun. 26 Sep. 4.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani
Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's
Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex
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