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Goan Voice Newsletter: Tuesday 06 Oct. 2009




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Video: Floods recede, relief continues in Canacona


5 Oct: Goa 365 via Navhind Times. After wreaking havoc for five days, rains finally showed signs of let up in State. In Canacona around 400 houses have been damaged and many more have been made uninhabitable. The rescue operations continue uninterrupted. The Goa government has declared the situation a state disaster and has called for central assistance. 7m. 44s. click here.




Video: Leonard Fernandes: Print-On-Demand solution in Goa


5 Oct: Frederick Noronha video interview. Leonard Fernandes, an engineer-turned-publisher, is into print-on-demand solutions and works out of Gogol, Margao. Their work is printed in Bangalore and elsewhere. Check his website at http://www.dogearsetc.com and select the link below to watch the interview, 5m. 31s.
click here.




Mafia hunting for Russian owner of Goa resort: Lawyer


6 Oct: IANS. The Russian mafia is hunting for the owner of a coastal resort in Goa, which is on the state government's demolition list, Vikram Varma, counsel for Leonoid Beyzer said Tuesday. "Beyzer is still in Goa. He has a business visa", he added … 400 words. Click here.
Video: 30 May 2007. CNN-IBN. Beyzer says he's planning to set up hotels with meditation centres. Click here.

News Summary

Death: Justin Fernandes
5 Oct: Costa Vaddo, Siolim, Goa. JUSTIN JOHN PAUL FERNANDES (Born 1926). Husband of Clara. Father of Lizia/Prakash, Jean/George; Susan, Leslie & Lynn. Funeral date to be announced later.

Goanet highlights by Selma Carvalho
Venita Coelho on the water shortages raging in Goa.
Cecil Pinto: Are Goa politicians really on an austerity drive?
The Chief Minister calls for Goans to make Goa a 'Ram Rajya.'
Dominic Fernandes on the 'Forgotten Tribe -- Mhar
Valmiki Faleiro on how in-migration is changing the demographics of Goa.
And more … Select the link below.  click here

India woos Saudi tourists in big way
6 Oct: UNI. India kicked off a tourism roadshow in Riyadh today aiming to draw Saudi tourists to the many attractions in India, ranging from the majestic Himalayas to the golden beaches of Goa, and also to project the country as a world-class medical tourism destination…  click here

Patricia Rozario: Classical passion at lunchtime
5 Oct: Leicester Mercury (UK). Patricia Rozario gave the first in a series of what will be 12 lunchtime concerts at the New Walk Museum… Rozario's voice danced through the music with an easy to listen to clarity, yet was charged with the emotions of the music too… 233 words.

Russians to kick-start tourist season
6 Oct: Herald. The first charter flight will fly into Goa on October 14 effectively kick-starting the tourist season… there are around 500 slots already booked at the Dabolim airport for this season. Last year there were 650 flights while a year before 700 … 409 words.  click here

Mumbai: Disabled woman says priest forced her out
6 Oct: Pune Mirror. Prudy Carvalho, a 59-year-old handicapped Mahim resident complained that she was assaulted and forced out of a church trust flat in August. The Archbishop of Bombay has asked the parish priest of St Michael’s Church, Mahim, to answer to allegations that he was behind the attack… 360 words + photo.  click here

Financial aid pours in for flood-hit Canacona district of Goa
5 Oct: All India Radio. In Goa, a lot of financial aid besides grains has started pouring in the flood hit Canacona district since today. Meanwhile, the Health department has initiated health measures to avoid any possible epidemic in the post flood period… 190 words.  click here

Video: BJP asks government to divert film festival funds for flood relief
5 Oct: Goa 365 via Navhind Times. The Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa has asked the Goa government to divert part of the funds earmarked for the International Film Festival of India towards flood relief in the state. 2m. 21s.  click here

Death: Justin Fernandes
5 Oct: Costa Vaddo, Siolim, Goa. JUSTIN JOHN PAUL FERNANDES (Born 1926). Husband of Clara. Father of Lizia/Prakash, Jean/George; Susan, Leslie & Lynn. Funeral date to be announced later.

Goanet highlights by Selma Carvalho
Venita Coelho on the water shortages raging in Goa.
Cecil Pinto: Are Goa politicians really on an austerity drive?
The Chief Minister calls for Goans to make Goa a 'Ram Rajya.'
Dominic Fernandes on the 'Forgotten Tribe -- Mhar
Valmiki Faleiro on how in-migration is changing the demographics of Goa.
And more … Select the link below.  click here

India woos Saudi tourists in big way
6 Oct: UNI. India kicked off a tourism roadshow in Riyadh today aiming to draw Saudi tourists to the many attractions in India, ranging from the majestic Himalayas to the golden beaches of Goa, and also to project the country as a world-class medical tourism destination…  click here

Patricia Rozario: Classical passion at lunchtime
5 Oct: Leicester Mercury (UK). Patricia Rozario gave the first in a series of what will be 12 lunchtime concerts at the New Walk Museum… Rozario's voice danced through the music with an easy to listen to clarity, yet was charged with the emotions of the music too… 233 words.

Russians to kick-start tourist season
6 Oct: Herald. The first charter flight will fly into Goa on October 14 effectively kick-starting the tourist season… there are around 500 slots already booked at the Dabolim airport for this season. Last year there were 650 flights while a year before 700 … 409 words.  click here

Mumbai: Disabled woman says priest forced her out
6 Oct: Pune Mirror. Prudy Carvalho, a 59-year-old handicapped Mahim resident complained that she was assaulted and forced out of a church trust flat in August. The Archbishop of Bombay has asked the parish priest of St Michael’s Church, Mahim, to answer to allegations that he was behind the attack… 360 words + photo.  click here

Financial aid pours in for flood-hit Canacona district of Goa
5 Oct: All India Radio. In Goa, a lot of financial aid besides grains has started pouring in the flood hit Canacona district since today. Meanwhile, the Health department has initiated health measures to avoid any possible epidemic in the post flood period… 190 words.  click here

Video: BJP asks government to divert film festival funds for flood relief
5 Oct: Goa 365 via Navhind Times. The Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa has asked the Goa government to divert part of the funds earmarked for the International Film Festival of India towards flood relief in the state. 2m. 21s.  click here




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