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Father Raymond J. de Souza: An immigrant story
Greta & Cedric de Souza
10 Sep: National Post (Canada). It is 40 years since my parents (photo) arrived as immigrants in the summer of '69… my father had been to elementary schools in India, college in Nairobi (his birthplace), completed his doctorate in Wales … my mother completed her own studies in Reading, England, after growing up in Mombasa … My parents achieved more by their late twenties than we, their four children, will likely accomplish in our whole lives… My grandparents had set out from their native Goa to find opportunity in Uganda and Kenya… 779 words. Click here.
[Fr Raymond de Souza is the son of Greta (nee Freitas) and Cedric of Calgary]. Fr Raymond's blog is at http://fatherdesouza.ca/
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Tennis: Leander Paes on target for doubles celebration in New York
9 Sep: Reuters. Leander Paes rekindled his love affair with the U.S. Open on Wednesday as for the second year running, he made it through to two doubles finals at Flushing Meadows… "This crowd is just magic," the 36-year-old Paes told the fans after raising his fists in celebration. Photo shows him with Lukas Dlouhy. 336 words. Click here.
For the Leander Paes Wikipedia profile [his father, Dr Vece Paes was from Arusha, Tanzania], click here.
Toronto: Abuse of Goan Senior Citizens?
9 Sep: NewsBlaze (US). … In 2006, 6,033 incidents of violence were reported against seniors in 149 police stations of Canad … a group of 22 volunteer seniors perform short skits to raise awareness on the issue… "We presented a skit to a large audience of the Goan Association recently and after the performance some of the audience members realised that their attitude towards the seniors in their homes could be classified as abuse," Lucia Ramos, community development worker in St Christopher House, a Toronto-based not-for-profit agency says... 1023 words.
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Video: Margao civic body cracks whip against illegal vendors
9 Sep: Goa 365. Taking strict action against illegal vendors, the Margao Municipality demolished five illegal shops on Wednesday. 1m. 25s.
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News Summary
9 Sep: Mumbai. MELKY ALVARES (ex professor of Chemistry at St. Xavier's College, Bombay). Husband of Lumena. Father of Shayne/Yonita; Lyndon/Melrose and Duane/Auriel. Fuleral on 10 Sep. at Mahim, Mumbai.

9 Sept: Velim, Goa. AGNEL JOHN D'COSTA (Born 1940). Beloved son of late Cypriano/late Santana D'Costa. Loving brother of Georgina/late Deodorio D'Costa (Canada), Oliva/Vigito Coutinho; Uncle of Delilah, Alice, Xavier, Janice, Apollo, Anita and Andrea. Funeral on 10th Sept at Velim.

Pensions for Non Resident Goans mooted in new bill
10 Sep: Times of India. The NRI Cell in Goa has drafted the Goa (non-resident Goans) Welfare Bill for the constitution of a welfare fund to pay pension and other benefits to non-resident Indians of Goan origin, who return and settle permanently in Goa… 522 words.
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Chargesheet filed against Aires Rodrigues
10 Sep: Herald. Social activist Adv Aires Rodrigues has been charge sheeted by the Goa Police in connection with an agitation he was leading against a religious person in 2004. … Adv Rodrigues has stated that he would challenge the same as a person once acquitted cannot be tried again for the same offence or on the same facts... On April 9 this year he was acquitted in another case filed by the police against him regarding the same incident. 208 words.
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Travel – Where to stay: Meet the maharajas
10 Sep: Time Out (London). Fort Tirocol. This smart Goan haven was once a fort staffed by armed guards. Today it's an intimate hotel that has just a few guest rooms, so you'll feel that you have escaped from Goa's frantic scene. Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel, Tiracol, Pernem, Goa (+91 23 6622 7631/www.forttiracol.com). Standard room from EUR130 (£115).
Goa considers a new law for Church Property
9 Sep: Radio Vatican… After Goa was annexed by India, the central government respected the traditions of local administration of parishes… Recently a group of lay Catholics called for a Government Bill to regulate the administration of Church property… Eduardo Faleiro said recently that the Legislative Assembly of Goa should have the power to approve a law necessary to show greater transparency… Text in Italian.
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Italy: Goa reality TV show delayed
9 Sep: Nano Press (Italy). The cast of the show have had to delay their departure to Goa because of delays in obtaing visas. The show will commence on 23 Sep. instead of 16 Sep. Text in Italian.
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Top Ten Beaches of Asia
9 Sep: BigNews. Here are 10 of the best beaches in Asia… 6. Calangute, India. "Christmas in Goa" was the mantra for heliotropic (and psychotropic) hippies on the 1970s "Overland Trail". Calangute's palm-fringed shoreline was annually invaded by some of the most upbeat and beat-up minds of their generation; today it is simply built-up. Over-development hasn't been kind to Calangute's little fishing hamlets, but its Arabian Sea full moons are as spellbinding as ever.
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DOCUMENTARY: Tricky Business. Channel 4
Friday 11th Sep. 10:05 to 10:35. Twenty-five-year-old Ash is selling websites like cakes; but there's a catch. The Asian market is very price-driven so he's desperate to break into mainstream markets, where he reckons he can become a millionaire.

CONSUMER: Goa and Maldives Holidays. Sky Real Lives
Friday 11th Sep. 18:00 to 18:30. Treat yourself to a trip of a lifetime on the sun drenched shores of Goa and the Maldives.

DOCUMENTARY: Big Fat Indian Weddings. wedding tv asia
Friday 11th Sep. 20:00 to 20:30. Meet Suneet and Amrita from San Francisco as they live the dream of a destination wedding in the city of sun, sand and sea... Goa.

DOCUMENTARY: Big Fat Indian Weddings. wedding tv asia
Sunday 13th Sep.12:30 to 13:00. Big Fat Indian Weddings takes you to Goa, where Shirish and Pearl are tying the knot and having quite a vacation.

DRAMA: Inspector Ghote's First Case. BBC Radio 7
Monday 14th Sep. 20:30 to 20:45. The newly promoted Bombay policeman is sent to probe the suicide of a British memsahib. Sam Dastor reads HRF Keating's mystery. Episode 1 of 10. Subsequent episodes the rest of this week and next.

HISTORY DOCUMENTARY: Tracing your Roots. BBC Radio Four
Monday 14th Sep. 16:30 to 17:00. Exploration of family roots in India. Sam Merry's Indian great-grandmother was disowned by her family when she married a British soldier. Moving with him to Nottinghamshire, she never spoke of her homeland again. Now, more than a 100 years later, Sam wants to trace his family's Indian roots, and wonders what his ancestor's new life in Mansfield would have been like.

MOTORING: Karma Enduro. On: Men & Motors
Tuesday 15th Sep. 18:30 to 19:00. A non-competitive event in Goa, India where drivers get behind the wheel of the classic Hindustan Ambassador car to drive into the mountains and across rough terrain.

TALK SHOW: In Our Time. BBC Radio Four
Thursday 17th Sep. 21:30 to 21:58. Melvyn Bragg and guests Annabel Brett, John Haldane and Martin Palmer discuss St Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic Church's foremost western philosopher and theologian.