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Goa: Catholics upset over Church-blast acquittals
St. Andrew's Church
20 Nov: UCAN. Outraged Church people in Goa blame a "half-hearted" investigation for the acquittal of two Muslims accused of a bomb attack on St. Andrew's Church in Vasco da Gama nine years ago… Father Jose Costa, the St. Andrew's parish priest, said the verdict has "outraged" local Catholics… 273 words + photo.
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Video + Text: Goa – a Hungarian view
20 Nov: Népszabadság (Hungary). By Belényi Daniel… The decadence that began under the Portuguese has continued and one can have drugs, drink and dance … the authorities tried to act against this, but the local police never looked convincing ... Text 608 words in Hungarian. Video (in English): 6m.29s.
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River Princess removal bids rejected
20 Nov: Herald. The Govt. has rejected the bids submitted by for removal of the grounded vessel on technical grounds… tenders would have to be floated afresh… it looks like the chances of removing the vessel before the onset of monsoon 2010, are bleak. 102 words.
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Air Asia’s Tony Fernandes about his parents …
Tony & Mother
19 Nov. The Nut Graph. AirAsia chief executive officer Tony Fernandes reminisces his childhood memories … “My father was an Indian citizen, a doctor. He was from Goa, but spent most of his time in Calcutta. He came here to Malaysia for a short stint and ended up meeting my mum… My mother was a Malaysian from Malacca — Ena Fernandez. They both had the same surname — one with "z", one with "s". She was a music teacher. She started Tupperware in Malaysia … 1413 words + photos
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Brahmanand Shankwalkar: Man with the golden glove
19 Nov: Times of Oman. Brahmanand Shankwalkar is the only Goan to be awarded the covetous Arjuna Award, India's most prestigious sports award … Born in Taleigao in 1954, Brahamanand began his career playing for the premier division at 15 and rose to become one of the finest goalkeepers the nation ever produced… Photo + 790 words.
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Video: Dabolim Airport Upgradatioin work to begin in December
19 Nov: Goa 365 via Navhind Times. Rubbishing the reports that the tender for the expansion of the Dabolim Airport has been terminated, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat has asserted that the Dabolim airport would be upgraded as Goa’s international airport… 2m. 45s.
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Dr Agnelo Fernandes: 10 ways to make medical services easier to access
18 Nov: Pulse. Overrun with emergency appointments or failing to meet the needs of your patients efficiently? Dr Agnelo Fernandes [ex Nairobi], Croydon GP and RCGP clinical champion in urgent care, offers tips on streamlining access … 1550 words. Full Text.
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Congress criticises navy for delaying Goa airport expansion
20 Nov: 6:29 pm ICT. IANS. The Congress Friday criticised the Indian Navy for its delay in parting with 2.5 acres of land sought by government agencies for the expansion of Goa’s only airport at Dabolim… The Congress Legislative Party held a meet at the chief minister’s residence here and expressed its unhappiness with the attitude of the Indian Navy… 298 words. Full Text.
Toronto: Glen D’Souza does it deli-style at Caplansky's
20 Nov: National Post (Canada). Among the die-hard fans of Caplansky’s Delicatessen in Toronto are Michael Takasaki and Glen D’Souza of Bensimon-Byrne. .. Astute readers will notice neither D’Souza nor Takasaki has a name that suggests a Jewish heritage. Glen’s Indian and Takasaki is half-Japanese … Full Text.
Go Goa!
1 Nov. The Statesman (Calcutta). By Shalini Benedict. They say Goa is a haven for tourists, both domestic and international. When I visited Goa this September, I realised all that I had heard about Goa was just an understatement. It is far more rocking than people say it is and if there is a place that I would recommend to both family and friends, it has to be Goa… 636 words. Full Text.
Eduardo Faleiro pleads for repairs to priceless murals
20 Nov: UNI. Goa's Commissioner for NRI Affairs Eduardo Faleiro has pleaded for undertaking urgent repairs of the priceless murals on the walls of the Rachol seminary before they were destroyed… 346 words. Full Text.
Delhi: Terrorist threat to Goa film festival
19 Nov: Daily News & Analysis. Days before the biggest Indian film festival in Goa, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sounded a high alert and is sending a specialist team to assess the situation… Intelligence agencies suspect a module of the Lashkar-e-Taiba might try to strike the state during the festival and the festive season thereafter in December. 210 words. Full Text.
Goa Police: No terror threat Goa film Festival
19 Nov: India Today. The Goa Police today ruled out any terror threat to the forthcoming International Film festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Panaji between November 23 and December 3… 150 words. Full Text.
London: Where to eat: Supersandwiches
19 Nov: Evening Standard. Mooli's, 50 Frith Street, W1 (www.moolis.com). Mooli's opened in Soho earlier this month, offering a fresh take on Indian street food of the old Delhi-meets-Tokyo kind. Try bulging homemade roti with slow-cooked Goan pork (from £3.50)…
Rebecca Mascarenhas: Kitchen W8 pitches to the rich
19 Nov: Evening Standard (London). Kitchen W8 is making the most of its Michelin-starred connections… Now it’s been taken over by Philip Howard and Rebecca Mascarenhas, who created Sonny’s in Barnes in the Eighties and other neighbourhood establishments since… 786 words. Full Text.
David Juritz: Musequality
19 Nov: Aberdeen Press & Journal (Scotland). South African-born virtuoso David Juritz has launched charity Musequality, which funds music education for some of the world’s poorest children… Musequality has raised £75,000 since it was launched last year… Full Text.
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Nine imprisoned for anti-Christian riots in India
19 Nov: BBC. Nine people have been convicted and sent to prison in connection with the anti-Christian riots in the eastern Indian state of Orissa last year… The violence in Kandhamal district left at least 40 people dead and more than 25,000 homeless… 202 words. Full Text.
Oman: AIG edge Saligao for GCO Cup
18 Nov: Times of Oman. Team AIG emerged the proud winners of the GCO Cup organised by the Goan Community of Oman edging out Saligao Sporting in an exciting final … The following day Brahmanand held football class with young aspiring football players … Photo + 509 words. Full Text.
Peter D'Souza: Power to transform lives
17 Nov: Annapolis Capital (USA). Finding peace through art is the message at Hope House, the rehab centre in Crownsville … The program is in its sixth week, and staff and clients are "raving" about it, said Peter D'Souza, executive director at the rehabilitation facility… 785 words.
Peter was the President of the New York Goan Association in 2005
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Video: Film festival shouldn’t have been organised in view of natural disasters, says Narvekar
19 Nov: Goa 365 via Navhind Times. The International Film Festival of India which is scheduled to be inaugurated in Goa on the 23rd of Nov. should not have been organised in view of the Canacona flood disaster and the recent cyclone in which 64 fishermen are feared dead and people have suffered huge losses, says Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar… 3m. 57s. Full Text.
Video: Goa Blast: 4th Sanatan man arrested
19 Nov: Goa 365 via Navhind Times. Goa police’s special investigation team arrested 39-year-old Dilip Mangaonkar, a self defence trainer with Sanatan Sanstha on Tuesday for being part of the conspiracy to set off serial bomb blasts in Goa on the eve of Diwali. This is the fourth arrest in connection with the case. 2m.17s. Full Text.
Sun. 22 Nov. FR. AGNELO'S DAY. 82nd Commemoration Mass. St Boniface Church, Tooting. SW17 at 1.30PM and thereafter at St. Boniface Social Club. Principal Celebrant Bishop Patrick Lynch ss.cc. Mass sponsored by the Goan Association (UK) in conjunction with the Village/Club Organisations

Sun. 29 Nov. G.O.A. Feast of St Francis Xavier at St Boniface Church, Tooting. Contact: Alfred Rebello 020 - 8337 8022. For the flyer with details click here.

Sat. 5 Dec. G.O.A. Children’s Christmas Pantomime – Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs at Fairfield Halls in Croydon. Contact: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 8771 4457, Bernie Gracias 020 – 8723 1322

Sun. 6 Dec. North London Goans invite you to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Feast of St. Francis Xavier at Woodside High School Hall (Formerly White Hart Lane School, Opp. New River Sports Centre), White Hart Lane, Wood Green, London, N22 5QJ. Holy Mass at 12:45pm.Followed by a social gathering. Music by Rainbows End (Band) & Say-One-Do-One (Disco)
For tickets contact any of the following: - Tony Gomes 020 8245 1364, Seby D'Silva 020 8245 5463, Joe Telles 020 8443 1014, Oboe Noronha 020 8340 0439, Cos Fernandes 020 8888 8659, Meredith Soares 020 8803 4173, John Fernandes 020 8881 4579, Frank Mendes 020 8888 1400 ,Seby Fernandes 020 8800 5159 or Bernadette Dias 020 8361 9417. For the flyer, click here.

Sun 20 Dec from 1pm - 4.45pm. SE Goans Christmas Special. Children's & Senior Citizens party. St Stephens Hall, 26 Deepdene Rd, Welling, Kent DA16 3QL. Senior citizens meal + wine, £3.50 member, non member £4.00 - everyone is welcome. Kids £2.00 each includes buffet & soft drink, kids under 2 years - FREE. Fun afternoon for all ages- music, bingo, raffles, licensed bar, navity play, kids fun time and games, magician and meet Fr Xmas. Tickets & Information: Ronald Fernandes 0208 298 9263, Sharon Pinto 01322 400 732 or mobile 07990 821108, Tatanya D'Souza 0208 316 1473. Email- c.pinto2@ntlworld.com

Sat. 26 Dec. Goan Ohana Leicester Dreams (G.O.L.D.). Golden Christmas Dance at The Venue, Britannia Way, off 928a Melton Road, Leicester. LE4 8GR. Dancing to Maz & Co from London. 7.00pm-12.30am. Dress code: Gold/Black ball gowns and Tuxedos/ ties (optional). Food served, prizes galore, spot prizes. Contact Clara 0116 2767336, Victor 0116 2555891, Joyce 0116 2664202. www.goanevent.com

For help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon, click here.

FOR LATER EVENTS SEE http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/forthcoming.php