- The Quiet Epidemic |
Jul: Ottawa Citizen. Excerpts: More than 100 million people worldwide are diabetic
and that figure is expected to double within five years …"These fantastic
insulin's can mimic what's going on in humans without diabetes," says Brian
Rodrigues, chair of the Canadian Diabetes Association's National Research
Council …Rodrigues, a professor at the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences
at the University of British Columbia, is trying to understand how people with
diabetes die from heart disease … In North America, for example, ethnicity
plays a big role.
and Canadians of African, Asian, Indian and Hispanic backgrounds appear to have
a genetic propensity toward diabetes. 3998 words. For full text click
Prof Brian Rodrigues was born in Karachi and is a “proud Goan.”
His father is from Corlim and mother from Candolim. He has been in Canada since
1982. For his bio click
|Father Anthony da Silva (ex-Uganda)
to head Goa Jesuits
28 Jul: SAR News. Excerpts:
Jesuit Father Anthony da Silva
has been appointed Provincial for the 140-odd Jesuits
of the Goa Province. He said, “Unfortunately,
Goa has become mired in political instability and deep-rooted
corruption. It is here that I see some role for the
Church and the Jesuits to act as “leaven in the
dough,” a catalyst bringing growth.
[Born of Goan parents
in Uganda in 1945, Father da Silva did his Philosophy
in Munich, Germany, and Theology in Pune. He obtained
first rank in M.A. Psychology from Pune University and
completed his doctorate in psychology with distinction
from the University of Michigan, USA.] 609 words. Posted
by Fred Noronha on GoaNet. For full text click
|Ian de Souza Quits Universal Instruments Corp|
Jul: Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, NY). Ian DeSouza
is out as president of Universal Instruments Corp., one of the region's largest
employers. DeSouza was president of Universal for little more than a year. He
was hand-picked for the top role at the company that produces automation equipment
for the electronics industry. DeSouza had been with the company for 12 years.
The company said deSouza will "pursue other interests." For text click
grew up in Kenya and graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in England. For
his bio click here.
Toronto: Temporary Cease and Desist
issued against David Braganza
29 Jul: Financial Services, Ontario. A temporary Cease and
Desist Order has been issued against David
Braganza, who operates an investment business in the
Toronto area. Members of the public are cautioned that it
is believed that Mr. Braganza has been receiving funds from
individuals on the understanding that he will reinvest the
money and repay them on a specified date and at a high rate
of interest … Mr. Braganza is believed to operate his
business under the names "Financial Link", "Financial
Traders" and "Capital Traders Plus." For full
Violinist Sanya Cotta: 2 Aug German performance.
30 Jul. Ostsee-Zeitung. Sanya Cotta (violin) and
Roger Carpenter (guitar) perform on 2 Aug. at the Petri church, Lubmin …
Sanya Cotta is a very well-known violinist. She won the David Menezes National
Violin Competition in Goa in March 2005. Since May 2005 she lives in Germany,
in order to continue her study of the violin. [article in German].
aged 18 was born in Hamburg, Germany, to Schubert and Mecxy Cotta. She started
playing the violin at the age of four.
Day celebrated in US
1 Aug: Herald. The Goan Association of New Jersey
(GOANJ) celebrated the World Goa Day during its annual picnic last Saturday. The
event — which is brain-child of London-based Rene
Barretto — is celebrated every year during the picnic. Meanwhile,
the Goan community from Toronto-Canada will celebrate ‘Goa Day’ on
August 20. http://oheraldo.in/node/2390
New Susie Coelho Style Collection
2 Aug: PR Newswire: Mervyns introduces an exclusive line of casual, modern
home basics and decor called Susie Coelho Style(TM).
1060 words. For full text click
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3 Aug: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. BARTOLOMEW PAULO
XAVIER ANTAO. Husband of Effie. Father of Pulqueria,
Thelma, Nelvy and Remedios. Funeral Mass will take place on
Friday 5th August at St. Joseph Cathedral at 4:00pm and thereafter
at the Kinondoni Cemetery. Condolence to firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Aug: Corlim, Goa.
MARIA JULIA PEREIRA
. (nee Rodrigues).
Wife of late Antoninho Pereira (Babit). Mother of Victor/Anisha(Sharjah),
Loyola, Bernadette/Elvis Fernandes, Nandinha/Gregory.
Sister of Alcino/Jane (Toronto). Aunt of Domnic/Chantal(Kashmira
& Sheridan (Las Vegas, USA). Grandmother of Elber
and Elrich Viana. Daughter of Maria Leonora Viana Rodrigues
& Fortunato Joaquim Rodrigues. Condolences to email@example.com
1 Aug: Tivim, Goa. JOSEPH NATIVITY (J.N) DE SOUZA.
(born 1911, ex-Mombasa). Husband of late Stella Maria. Father
of Basil/Glynis (Toronto), Charles/Wilma (Dubai), Ann /Max.
30 Jul: Vancouver. PETER (BOB) ZUZARTE
(aged 85. ex E. Africa: Kampala, Mombasa, Nairobi) Married for 59 years to his
loving wife Stella, passed away peacefully of an aneurysm in hospital. Loving
father of the late Pamela, late Kevin and late Mary Elizabeth, Josephine, Bryan,
Audrey, MaryLou, John, Dorothy, Hyacinth, Bernadette, Marcellus and their spouses.
Loving Grandfather to 24 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Viewing on Thu, 4 Aug. at 7.p.m. at the Immaculate Conception
Church, Surrey, British Columbia. Funeral Mass on Friday,
5 Aug. at 11.10.a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church,
Surrey, British Columbia. Condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org
[info from Ed & Isabel Pereira]
27 Jul: Toronto. MAUDE
LAURENTE (aged 92, ex-Mombasa). Wife of the late John Delfin Laurente.
Mother of Greta (Lino), Meldrita (Menino), Stafford (Bella) and Lauriette. With
10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Sister of Francis D'Costa (U. K.).
Funeral was on 30 Jul. For full details click
alterations to previous announcement - shown in red.
24 Jul: Wimbledon, London. DOMINICA CONCEICAO FERNANDES
(aged 84; ex-Saligao, Goa; Kampala, Uganda and Portugal). Wife of late
Durante Rafael Fernandes. Mother of Lawrence/Monika, Ursula, Roslyn/Tony, Jenny/Kwame
and with 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Sister of Mickey and Marie
Francis. Sister-in-law of Joaquina and family.
Mass, Friday 5th August, 10:00am
St Winefrides RC Church, Latimer Road, Wimbledon. Burial
London Road Cemetery, Figges Marsh, Mitcham. Reception
Sacred Heart Church Hall, Edge Hill, Wimbledon. Transport
- coach will be available from church to burial to reception.
information email: email@example.com,
or tel Lawrence Fernandes on (0208) 878 3052 or Tony Lobo 020 8542 0528. (Please
note there was a technical fault with the previous email address for R.Lobo in
last week’s Goan Voice Newsletter. Please resend to firstname.lastname@example.org
Apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused.
For full details of the funeral
etc. see the supplement at:
Goa to Bombay day-trip.
30 Jul: The Guardian. Libby Swann Beesley wants to take
a day-trip from Goa to Bombay.
David Lyons wrote: The bus takes 12 hours and costs Rs650-Rs1,200
depending on the type of bus. The train takes eight hours
and costs Rs350 -Rs1,200 depending on the class, but unfortunately
you must book in advance as trains are often booked up.
Flying is the quickest - two hours - and costs Rs1,500-Rs3,000
with low-cost carriers such as www.spicejet.com
down the Sal
31 Jul: The Pioneer. Roque Barretto can take you to
see Goa as she really is - when she's not all tattooed and tarted up. He takes
you up the Sal in a traditional 45 feet wooden boat. For the trip, set aside five
hours, a receptive mood and an empty stomach - and you shall be filled. Everything
you need is on board - food, drinks, a toilet and a roguish charmer called Xavier.
On your table are a pair of good binoculars and a bird book, for there are birds
aplenty along the river. 1194 words. For full text click
GOA NEWS HEADLINES
Football: Oratory’s Jonathan for London
28 Jul: Navhind Times.
Don Bosco Oratory’s Jonathan Menezes topped the Under-21 ‘Nike’s
Play to Win’ contest and earned a ticket to London where he will be interacting
with Manchester United and Chelsea teams in mid-August. For full text click
Heavy Rains disrupt BSNL`s services in
29 Jul: Business Standard. Heavy rains have badly affected the
rail, air traffic and mobile services in Goa. Over 700,000 landline phones of
the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) were snapped. Around 200,000 mobile subscribers
also suffered. The fibre optical cable, which provides Internet connectivity,
has been washed away and subscribers to the service are facing problems. For full
Explosives found in a rescued foreign vessel
off Goa coast
29 Jul: Deepika Global. Customs authorities have detected
about 300 tonnes of armaments besides huge quantity of explosives and a variety
of military hardware in a Jakarta-bound foreign vessel that was saved from sinking
off Mormugao Port in Goa two days back.
Panjim Garbage: Conflicting Views.
Jul. Indian Express. … people in various parts of the country are joining
hands to combat the menace of household garbage and ensure zero waste colonies.
Panjim in Goa has already accomplished this feat … Initially the project
served 70 households but today, the service caters to 24,500 households of the
entire city. http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=51697
29 Jul. Herald. The stench still lingers in the air and with the problem of garbage
collection still festering in Panjim, the residents of the capital are wondering
as what they are to do with their accumulated garbage. http://oheraldo.in/node/2272
Private sector can help promote Goa as health tourism
31 Jul. Navhind Times. The Industries Minister, Mr
Luizinho Faleiro, has said Goa’s position as a tourist destination could
be exploited further by adding state-of-art medical facilities to promote it as
a prime global health tourism destination. For full text click
Garbage: Every Goan’s problem
31 Jul: Herald. By Wendell Rodericks. The problem of Goa’s garbage is a
matter of concern to us all …The Government’s plans, for Goa’s
garbage, is short-sighted and simplistic. They want to create a dumping site and
settle this issue once and for all, in a hasty manner. Is a dumping site the only
solution? Is it fair to use two or three villages to solve a problem that will
affect so many villages en route to the site? 668 words. http://oheraldo.in/node/2352
Goa: Man convicted for outraging modesty of a woman
2 Aug: Navhind Times. A British travel agent complained to the Goa
Police that she had been raped by Sajji Kumar whilst receiving an ayurvedic massage.
The Trial Court found him guilty of rape and sentenced him to 7 years rigorous
imprisonment. He appealed and the High Court found him not guilty of rape but
of outraging the modesty of a woman and reduced the sentence to two years. At
the same time the High Court has expressed dissatisfaction on the manner in which
investigation had been carried out in this case. 605 words. For full text click
Goa: Mopa airport approved by Centre
2 Aug: Press Information Bureau. The government has approved construction of a
new greenfield airport at MOPA in Goa for which the state government has got a
technical feasibility report prepared, civil aviation minister Praful Patel said
today. For full text click
Centre agrees to give more funds for
holding IFFI in Goa
2 Aug: Navhind Times: With the Planning Commission providing
additional funds to Goa, the Chief Minister, Mr Pratapsing
Rane today said the government will consider holding the 36th
International Film Festival of India in Goa, and added that
he would take a decision on it after consulting party colleagues
within three days. For full text click
RECENT ITEMS OF PARTICULAR
INTEREST ON GOANET. BY BOSCO D’MELLO
The floods in Goa and subsequently in Mumbai made news
on Goanet. Sharon Mascarenhas newspaper article re the floods
drew responses on her self-assertion of being 'a pure blooded
Goan' in Mumbai.
With Goa's Garbage handling woes front and center, there
were a number of suggestions from Goans in the diaspora
as to how garbage should be handled. There was also a post
from Goa's eminent fashion designer, Wendell Rodricks.
The novel, Bloody Foreigners, published in Britain in 2004
but reissued this year in paperback created some debate
with regard to the 7/7 events earlier last month in London.
Feedback on social ills like racial discrimination and prejudice
were discussed. There is also an ongoing discussion re Goan
emigration in comparison to Sikhs and how they support each
other as a community. This discussion is certain to generate
opinions from across the spectrum.
There have been some ideas floated about demanding for
a Konkani TV channel in Goa.
Besides the above, daily news updates from Goa and updates
from fellow Goanetters from across the globe keeps Goanet
vibrant and community connected.
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IN THE NEWS
on Asians 'rise after UK bombs'
28 Jul: BBC. The attacks, across
the whole of the UK, covered "everything" from verbal abuse and spitting
to arson. Nine mosques had been attacked, a garage firebombed, people assaulted
in the street, and homes had had their windows broken. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4723339.stm
[The British police have confirmed the escalating number of attacks against Asians,
although officials declined to give any definite figures]
in UK hate crimes seen
29 Jul: Boston Globe. Attacks on Asians and
religious minorities in London have increased by more than 500 percent since the
suicide bomb attacks on the capital three weeks ago, according to Muslim groups.
For full text click
UK: Hate crimes soar after bombings
2 Aug: BBC. Attacks on Muslims have soared in London since
the 7 July bombings. Police figures show there were 269 "religious
hate" crimes, compared with 40 in the same period last
2 Aug: BBC. Ethnic groups not 'search target' Police should
not rule anyone out when using stop and search powers to prevent
further bomb attacks, Home Office minister Hazel Blears has
said. She spoke after British Transport Police suggested young
ethnic minority men were more likely to be stopped. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4737777.stm
UK: Police log 1,000 racist incidents
3 Aug: The Telegraph (UK). Racist incidents recorded by police
are running at around 1,000 a week in England and Wales, according
to Home Office figures. For text click
UK Charity: Children Walking Tall
28 Jul. Retford Times. Excerpts: Robert Lyon and Denise Ganatra,
began a charity, Children Walking Tall, to run in Goa. The
Charity aims to provide nourishing food, fun, exciting and
useful education, showers, medical care plus clothes and footwear.
You can find out more about the charity and make donations
by visiting. For details of the charity click
here or phoning (01623) 450944.
29 Jul: The Evening Chronicle, Newcastle. Danny Brannigan,
of Haltwhistle, was named June monthly winner of the People
category in the Panasonic Batteries Amateur Photographer of
the Year Award 2005 for his photo entitled "Goan Boy"
The photo can be viewed at:
Academy to observe `Konkani Day' on August 20
29 Jul. The Hindu. The Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy is celebrating
`Konkani Day' on August 20 in association with other organisations. August 20
is celebrated every year to mark the inclusion of Konkani in the Eighth Schedule
of the Constitution.
[Aug. 20 is also selected by UK’s Rene Barreto to marks the World Goa
UK: Rajah Curry Powder Recalled Again
29 Jul: Daily Mail. Batches of curry powder have been withdrawn from sale after
they were found to contain the banned dye Sudan 1 the Food Standards Agency (FSA)
said today. Rajah Premium Hot Curry Powder and Rajah Premium Mild Curry Powder
have been taken off the shelves at Somerfield, Budgens and Kwik Save supermarkets.
It is not the first time that Rajah has been implicated in the food scare. Eight
of its products were found to contain Sudan 1 in 2003 and withdrawn from sale.
For full text click
Foreign visitors to India are unaware of
30 Jul: British Medical Journal. Be sensitised to the
persistence of rabies as a serious public health problem in India, doctors said
last week. A British woman died last Saturday of rabies contracted during a trip
to Goa earlier this year … community survey by the Association for the Prevention
and Control of Rabies, which covers 21 towns across India, two years ago showed
that 20 000 people in the country die from rabies each year. India’s efforts
to eliminate stray dogs received a setback four years ago when animal rights activists
influenced the government to pass the Animal Birth Control Rules, which prohibit
municipal authorities from killing stray animals. For full text click
Govt may allow NRIs with Indian passports
30 Jul: Hindustan Times.
|Ujjwala Raut’s secret’s out
Jul: Indian Express. India’s most fashionable export after the kurta, supermodel
Ujjwala Raut, has had a visit from the stork. The New York-based 26-year-old married
her boyfriend Maxwell last year. ‘‘It’s still a secret,’’
says the mom-to-be. Raut and husband are currently in Goa, building a dream home
in the popular beach state. The baby is due in December and Raut still has another
month of work left.
going to France to finish off some shoots next week, then I’ll be back in
Goa for the house.” … And now Raut’s the face of YSL cosmetics
in the US—her face is plastered on posters across New York. For full text
You can see more of Raut at the link below. http://fashionwatch.com/2004/december/ujjwala/
India is a favourite destination
with tourists looking for medical care
1 Aug: Indo-Asian News Service.
Excerpts: People are getting to know that India offers world class medical treatments
and facilities at extremely low rates as compared to developed countries …
The NHS in Britain has about a million patients on its waitlist for a year, and
the NHS does not cover treatment at any place that is more than a three-hour flight
away. India has been seeking to persuade NHS to allow outsourcing of patients
to India. … the medical procedures most often sought by foreign patients
are treatments for cardiac, gastroenterological, cancer-related and orthopedic
problems, especially hip and knee replacements, as well as infertility, neurosurgery,
organ transplants and plastic surgery, said Roy Fernandez, vice president, International
Marketing, Apollo group of hospitals. 1439 words. For full text click
For a comprehensive look at health tourism, click
India launches its first cheap PC
1 Aug: BBC News: India's first low-cost personal computer has been launched in
Madras. Designed by IT firm HCL Infosystems, it is priced at 9,990 rupees ($225)
and includes all the basic features required for a first-time user. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4735927.stm
Dubai: Record 16 teams for Goan soccer
2 Aug: Khaleej Times. For full text click
Holiday couple's gift to a Goa dad
3 Aug: Stroud News and Journal (UK). In 1995 Jill and Barry
Woods met newspaper seller Shiva Mandre on Colva beach who
asked them where they were from. "When we said near Stroud
we didn't think he would know it, but he said is that GL5
or GL6 - he knew every postal code in the UK." Jill,
66, and Barry, 71, said they thought Shiva was the most intelligent
man they had ever met. Jill and Barry decided to help him
move to a house with running water, by paying his rent of
£200 a year.
[Shiva Mandre’s prowess has been noted in a number of
other UK Press reports] Text and photo at
UK: Ethnic addicts shun support
3 Aug: Hendon & Finchley Times (UK). Drug and alcohol
addicts from Barnet's minority ethnic groups are living with
their afflictions rather than seeking help. Taboos, tight-knit
communities, denial and peer pressure play a part in this
failure, but the experts themselves have also been found wanting
… Alcohol is a big problem with young Asian women triggered
by depression and mental illness … One addict first
came into contact with heroin on a holiday to Goa. There he
met four men from Cornwall who had come there specifically
to do heroin. He tried it and thought that after India he
would not touch it. But he did. For full text, 1207 words,
India: No toilet, no seat, says minister
3 Aug: BBC. Village council candidates in India should be
allowed to stand for election only if they have a toilet at
home, the rural development minister says. In a letter to
all chief ministers, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said the toilet
rule should be set out in law. He said too many elected members
"do not have toilet facilities in their own houses and
defecate in the open".
UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de’Sa
9/8: BBC 4: 12.15am (40mins) The Race Age
An impression of the black
experience in Britain in the “decade of love” (the 60’s)
9/8: BBC 2: 9.50pm (40mins) My Life as a Child
little stars are Persis, India and Yasmine, merciless interviewers of their family
members. We see Yasmine, whose Mum is Bangladeshi, interrogate her (white) dad
on whether he prefers white or brown women, to which he says he prefers brown.
“So how come you always look at blonde people on TV?” she asks, at
which point he may have started to regret the whole giving-a kid-a camera experiment.
Thur. 11/8: UK Food: 9.30pm (30mins).
Madhur Jaffrey: Goa.
Madhur Jaffrey visits the state of Goa, where
the marriage of Portuguese and Indian food is one of the happiest in the world,
as the authentic vindaloo demonstrates. Fishing is Goa's most important industry,
and seafood is central to the cuisine. Repeat – last shown Nov.04.
11/8: Channel 4: 10.50pm (105mins) Yasmin
(repeat) Compelling, topical
and hard hitting drama assessing the impact of 9/11 on a multicultural northern
town. Starring Archie Panjabi as a young British Pakistani Muslim, who is radicalised
by the prejudice and suspicion that shatters the uneasy truce between insular
communities. (contains swearing, sex scenes and drug abuse).
for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon
Sun. 7 Aug: 2pm. Archbishop Lanfranc School
(Music Room), Mitcham Road, Croydon. Professor of Music, Matthew
Mendes from Moira, Goa is currently visiting London
and has very kindly offered to do a couple of performances
to help members of the Goan community to develop memory and
concentration techniques. His music is also therapeutic for
those who feel stressed. No entrance charge but limited availability.
To book a place, please contact - Nina Pinto on 020 8767 0663
or Alfred Rebello on 020 8337 8022.
Sun. 14 Aug. Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham
Road, Croydon. Konkani Dramatic Association, UK presents a
Konkani Musical Show "Goencho
Avaz". Top Comedians and Singers from Goa will be touring
UK, Canada, France, Portugal and USA. For further information
contact Domacian Moniz: 0208 376 1609 / 07940 501196. Or email
21 Aug. G.O.A. Six-A-Side Football Tournament from
9.30am at Coldharbour Leisure Centre, Chapel Farm Road, New Eltham, London SE9
3LX. £44 per team. Draw will take place on 15th August 2005. Contact: Val
Nunes 01322 445743; Darren Fernandes 07956 117703.
28 Aug. 5.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass
will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High
Street, Cranford, Middlesex
Sun. 28 Aug. G.
O.A. SPORTS DAY at Archbishop Lanfranc School. Contact: Peter Rodrigues
020 - 8399 4883. For stall applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457
10 Sep. G.O.A. EXCURSION TO BRUGES. Sightseeing and
shopping trip to this lovely Belgian town. Planned pick-up points – Greenford,
Tooting Broadway and Norbury. Further details from - Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 -
8771 4457, Bernie Gracias 020 - 8723 1322
Sun. 18 Sep. G.O.A.
Trook Tournament at the ATC Hall, South Wimbledon. Contacts: Jacinto Fernandes
020 - 8542 5427. Diego Pinto 020 - 8767 0663, Lazarus Rato 020 – 8767 0342.
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