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Goan Voice Newsletter: Sunday 19 Feb. 2012




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Femen topless activists face jail over desecration of Indian flag


18 Feb: All Voices (San Francisco). Controversial Ukrainian topless activists may face a jail term of up to four years in their native Ukraine for insulting Indian flag. Last month, the Femen activists demonstrated against India’s decision to tighten visa application screening for women aged 15-40, in an attempt to curb the inflow of sex workers. The bare breasted women, who managed to climb the balcony shouted “We are not prostitutes” while waving the Indian national flag… “The problem of prostitution in India is directly linked with criminal impunity for the pimping business within India itself,” Femen said at the time … click here.




Video: Joaquim Fernandes: The Histories of British-Goans


19 Feb: The Histories of British-Goans project presents a five-minute clip featuring Joaquim Fernandes. His father came to Mombasa as a tailor from Borda Margao, just before the war. From there, they moved to Nairobi. Joaquim talks about life at Eastleigh, Nairobi, about club life and about caste. To watch on our website, click here.
To watch on YouTube, click here.
If you are a Malawi or Uganda Goan and wish to share your story please write to: carvalho_sel@yahoo.com




Death: Lawrence Goes (Young Goes)

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17 Feb: Finchley, London, UK. Assagao/UK: LAWRENCE GOES ( Born 1921; Tiatrist; also known as Young Goes; Ex-East African Railways, Nairobi): Husband of Paulina; Father of Anthony/Linette (Moira), Angela/Charles, Mathew/Maria, Greg, Francis/Vyna, Joe/Louise, Tadeus/Matilda and Bev/Ryan. For a video interview with him by Joel D'Souza, Click here
Funeral on 28 Feb, For details see issue of 21 Feb. Donations in lieu of flowers to Cafod at Click here
Condolences to condolencesforlawrencegoes@mail.com




Video: Aftermath to the Aldona Ferry Tragedy


19 Feb: Prudent Media. Rescue mission called off … bus conductor still at large… driver could have avoided tragedy and death …locals blame the MLA and administration for the tragedy … Manohar Parrikar promises a bridge with a year … 9m. 53s. click here.

News Summary

How Tony Fernandes Spreads His Wings
19 Feb: Wall Street Journal. Tony Fernandes says he is living a "boy's own dream." Last summer, the Malaysian-born entrepreneur was running Asia's biggest budget airline, a Formula 1 team and a global hotel chain. Clearly, this wasn't demanding enough, because in August the self-confessed sports fan paid around £35 million for a majority stake in English Premier League soccer team Queens Park Rangers… For a shy boy who, at the age of 12, was dispatched to a private school in England, Mr. Fernandes has come a long way. In 2001, he paid 25 cents for the AirAsia Bhd, airline … Starting with two planes and $11 million in debt, the low-fares airline has since carried some 120 million passengers 1374 words + photo.  click here

Canada: Stephen Lobo: CONTINUUM
19 Feb: The Province. B.C. actor Click hereStephen Lobo, fresh from wrapping a role as a regular on CBC's Arctic Air, is among the cast of CONTINUUM, the new Canadian timetravel series, playing a terrorist from the future on the run in the present…  click here

India-Ukraine Prostitution Row: Who Should Apologize?
19 Feb: International Business Times. A group of young, semi-clad Ukrainian women gatecrashed into the Indian embassy in Ukraine's capital Kiev last month, tore down the Indian flag and threw it on the ground. They were protesting against a new Indian directive that all Ukrainian women between age 15 and 40 should be screened with extraordinary care when they apply for an Indian visa… Ukrainian police have said the four women activists would likely get a jail term of up to four years for their brazen act…  click here

British Tourist Assistance Office in Goa is moving
31 Jan: UK in India. The British Tourist Assistance Office is moving to a new address and will operate from the new location from Monday, 20 February. The new address is:British Nationals Assistance Office – Goa. 303-304 Casa del Sol, Opp. Marriott Hotel Miramar, Panaji 403 001…  click here

UK visa: online submission of forms from March 5
18 Feb: Hindustan Times. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) on Friday announced that applicants and their dependants would have to submit visa applications online from March 5, while stating that it would no longer accept manually-filled application forms. Applicants will have to visit https://apply.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/iapply.portal Information about the visa submission process and the location of VACs is available at www.vfs-uk-in.com, and about visa applications and supporting evidence at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk …  click here

Fr Bismarque Dias sets out on his campaign trail
21 Feb: India Today. It’s yet another mix of religion and politics but with a totally different slant. Father Bismarque Dias, a young Roman Catholic priest, is standing as an independent candidate from Cumbharjua in Goa … Undaunted, Fr Bismarque Dias has come up with a unique Kindness Manifesto in the form of an apology to Goan youth for what the elders have done unto them… Text + photo.  click here

Editorial: Anatomy of a disaster
20 Feb: Herald. The tragedy at Calvim, after the bus plunged into the river cannot be termed just as a human error, rather human indifference. Even if, in reality, the accident may have been triggered due to a mechanical failure. There are several loose areas, if they were attended to, the tragedy could have been averted. No, we are not merely focusing on the lethargic, if not ill equipped disaster management programme, or the inept personnel who arrived at the site minus the professional gadgets… 631 words.  click here

Doctor held for outraging woman's modesty, released on bail
19 Feb: Times of India. Following a complaint registered by a Swedish national at the Colva police station on Saturday, the police arrested a doctor on charges of assault or criminal force on a woman with an intent to outrage her modesty…  click here

Another Death, Another Mystery
19 Feb: Herald. Scarlet made the headlines but Martin Neighbour’s death did not gather much media attention although both British nationals died during the same span, four years ago, when security on Goa’s beaches were being questioned… Text + photo.  click here

Football: Goa humiliate Gujarat
19 Feb: PTI. Goa scored an astonishing 25 goals, including four hat-tricks, against Gujarat to remain unbeaten in the ongoing 34th sub-junior nationals for Coca Cola MIHT football tournament here today. While Gilbert Fernandes completed a double hat-trick scoring as many as eight goals, Jesmon Soares scored four goals, Aldrige Coelho hammered in five goals and Paresh Vaiguinkar slammed in three goals…  click here

Love Bites
19 Feb: Indian Express. The corelation between food and sex has been upheld by legend, tradition and now research… Chef Zubin D'Souza, (executive chef, Waterstones Hotel & Club, Mumbai) and author of the book Khanasutra, is my go-to guy in trying to decipher the food-sex connect…what foods work as aphrodisiacs? The list is quick — aniseed, ashwagandha (ayurvedic herb), chocolate, almonds and game birds, especially the sparrow. He also tells me about the more modest mussel eaten widely in his native Goa being a great libido booster …As an aside, he tells me that Roman orgies were great for food and drink,.. 835 words.  click here

UK: Indian chefs may lose their jobs to EU counterparts
19 Feb: Economic Times. The chicken curry in Birmingham may not taste the same anymore… Under the new rules, chefs have to earn a minimum amount of £30,000 annually to be allowed into the UK. This is far too high says Keith Vaz, a Labour MP… 735 words.  click here

How Tony Fernandes Spreads His Wings
19 Feb: Wall Street Journal. Tony Fernandes says he is living a "boy's own dream." Last summer, the Malaysian-born entrepreneur was running Asia's biggest budget airline, a Formula 1 team and a global hotel chain. Clearly, this wasn't demanding enough, because in August the self-confessed sports fan paid around £35 million for a majority stake in English Premier League soccer team Queens Park Rangers… For a shy boy who, at the age of 12, was dispatched to a private school in England, Mr. Fernandes has come a long way. In 2001, he paid 25 cents for the AirAsia Bhd, airline … Starting with two planes and $11 million in debt, the low-fares airline has since carried some 120 million passengers 1374 words + photo.  click here

Canada: Stephen Lobo: CONTINUUM
19 Feb: The Province. B.C. actor Click hereStephen Lobo, fresh from wrapping a role as a regular on CBC's Arctic Air, is among the cast of CONTINUUM, the new Canadian timetravel series, playing a terrorist from the future on the run in the present…  click here

India-Ukraine Prostitution Row: Who Should Apologize?
19 Feb: International Business Times. A group of young, semi-clad Ukrainian women gatecrashed into the Indian embassy in Ukraine's capital Kiev last month, tore down the Indian flag and threw it on the ground. They were protesting against a new Indian directive that all Ukrainian women between age 15 and 40 should be screened with extraordinary care when they apply for an Indian visa… Ukrainian police have said the four women activists would likely get a jail term of up to four years for their brazen act…  click here

British Tourist Assistance Office in Goa is moving
31 Jan: UK in India. The British Tourist Assistance Office is moving to a new address and will operate from the new location from Monday, 20 February. The new address is:British Nationals Assistance Office – Goa. 303-304 Casa del Sol, Opp. Marriott Hotel Miramar, Panaji 403 001…  click here

UK visa: online submission of forms from March 5
18 Feb: Hindustan Times. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) on Friday announced that applicants and their dependants would have to submit visa applications online from March 5, while stating that it would no longer accept manually-filled application forms. Applicants will have to visit https://apply.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/iapply.portal Information about the visa submission process and the location of VACs is available at www.vfs-uk-in.com, and about visa applications and supporting evidence at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk …  click here

Fr Bismarque Dias sets out on his campaign trail
21 Feb: India Today. It’s yet another mix of religion and politics but with a totally different slant. Father Bismarque Dias, a young Roman Catholic priest, is standing as an independent candidate from Cumbharjua in Goa … Undaunted, Fr Bismarque Dias has come up with a unique Kindness Manifesto in the form of an apology to Goan youth for what the elders have done unto them… Text + photo.  click here

Editorial: Anatomy of a disaster
20 Feb: Herald. The tragedy at Calvim, after the bus plunged into the river cannot be termed just as a human error, rather human indifference. Even if, in reality, the accident may have been triggered due to a mechanical failure. There are several loose areas, if they were attended to, the tragedy could have been averted. No, we are not merely focusing on the lethargic, if not ill equipped disaster management programme, or the inept personnel who arrived at the site minus the professional gadgets… 631 words.  click here

Doctor held for outraging woman's modesty, released on bail
19 Feb: Times of India. Following a complaint registered by a Swedish national at the Colva police station on Saturday, the police arrested a doctor on charges of assault or criminal force on a woman with an intent to outrage her modesty…  click here

Another Death, Another Mystery
19 Feb: Herald. Scarlet made the headlines but Martin Neighbour’s death did not gather much media attention although both British nationals died during the same span, four years ago, when security on Goa’s beaches were being questioned… Text + photo.  click here

Football: Goa humiliate Gujarat
19 Feb: PTI. Goa scored an astonishing 25 goals, including four hat-tricks, against Gujarat to remain unbeaten in the ongoing 34th sub-junior nationals for Coca Cola MIHT football tournament here today. While Gilbert Fernandes completed a double hat-trick scoring as many as eight goals, Jesmon Soares scored four goals, Aldrige Coelho hammered in five goals and Paresh Vaiguinkar slammed in three goals…  click here

Love Bites
19 Feb: Indian Express. The corelation between food and sex has been upheld by legend, tradition and now research… Chef Zubin D'Souza, (executive chef, Waterstones Hotel & Club, Mumbai) and author of the book Khanasutra, is my go-to guy in trying to decipher the food-sex connect…what foods work as aphrodisiacs? The list is quick — aniseed, ashwagandha (ayurvedic herb), chocolate, almonds and game birds, especially the sparrow. He also tells me about the more modest mussel eaten widely in his native Goa being a great libido booster …As an aside, he tells me that Roman orgies were great for food and drink,.. 835 words.  click here

UK: Indian chefs may lose their jobs to EU counterparts
19 Feb: Economic Times. The chicken curry in Birmingham may not taste the same anymore… Under the new rules, chefs have to earn a minimum amount of £30,000 annually to be allowed into the UK. This is far too high says Keith Vaz, a Labour MP… 735 words.  click here




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