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Goan Voice Newsletter: Thursday 24 Aug. 2017


In Appreciation

Darin De Souza

We the family, Aggie, Marie, Adrian, Andrea, Kieran, Maurice and Darin's children Danielle, Jade, Ethan, and grandchild Eloise, would like to express our deepest and heartfelt thanks to those who attended the funeral of our beloved DARIN DE SOUZA on 17th August 2017 as well as for the numerous sympathy cards, condolence visits, offered masses and donations.
We, as a family are immensely touched by the overwhelming support before, during and after the sad demise of our beloved Darin. We are also most appreciative for your kind donations to Papworth Hospital Charity The money kindly donated in memory of Darin will be split between the Mallard Ward and Critical Care, where Darin was cared for during his time at Papworth. As we are unable to send out individual cards of appreciation, please accept this intimation from us all.

News Summary

Verna cops on lookout for Francisco Dourado, a British National accused of rape

24 Aug: Herald. Following a complaint by a 30-year-old woman, the Verna police on Tuesday booked a rape case against one Francisco Dourado, a resident of Pirni, Verna and a British passport holder. According to the police, the victim woman lodged a complaint alleging that Dourado had sexual intercourse with her on the promise of marrying her. Police said that the victim claimed that the accused also took cash of Rs 1 lakh and a gold chain from her… He had come down to Goa on August 9, 2017 and on August 19 at Pirni Verna the accused committed sexual intercourse with her besides taking away cash and gold ornament from her and further threatened her with dire consequences if she disclose the incident to anyone …  click here

Dubai: 'James Bond' lifestyle led by [Goan] head of Exential scam revealed by investigators

23 Aug: The National (UAE). Fast cars, motorbikes and expensive apartments are just some of the assets found in the name of Sydney Lemos, say financial experts investigating his failed Exential Ponzi scheme… The foreign currency exchange fund promised 120 per cent returns on a $25,000 investment… Lemos, 36, from Goa, India was arrested in Dubai and remains in police custody… Much of investigators’ attention has been trained on Goa, the home state of some of those involved. Lemos is listed as an owner of FC Bardez, a football club in the region, and has many other assets in his name. Investigators uncovered a “James Bond” lifestyle with a number of cars there tied to him with registration plates 007… They claim to have also found two apartments, a house and hotel accommodation in Goa in Lemos’ name… 985 words.[At the link select Press Display]  click here
23 Aug: The National (UAE). Exential forex scam: the background ... Bill Ferguson, Carlton Huxley’s lead investigator said, “We think Sydney Lemos is taking the rap for others, and he is not as guilty in this as many people assume.”  click here
Wife of Sydney Lemos: You are at my jailed husband’s mercy. 31 Jan. 2017. Gulf News (Dubai). click here.

Indian foreign minister: Priest kidnapped in Yemen could be freed soon

23 Aug: Crux. After a team from the Salesian religious order met with India’s Minister of External Affairs to plead for the swift release of fellow Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, kidnapped in Yemen more than a year ago, the minister reportedly told the group the priest is alive and could be released soon… the minister, Sushma Swaraj, said she feels for the “unimaginable trauma and suffering” Uzhunnalil has had to endure. Uzhunnalil was kidnapped March 4, 2016, after suspected Islamic terrorists stormed a home for elderly people managed by the Missionaries of Charity nuns in the port city of Aden. The assailants shot dead 16 people, including four nuns, before kidnapping the priest, who served as chaplain of the house…  click here
Video: Daily Mirror (UK). 'I'm Indian and not considered of much value' - desperate plea from ISIS hostage priest …  click here

Holiday marriages ruining lives of many young girls

22 Aug: Tehelka. Over the last few years, the concept of ‘Holiday Marriage in different part of the country has gained popularity. Many NRI grooms visit India in holidays, get married and go back with all the false promises to the bride… Many such young women, who have become victims of the Holiday Marriages in recent past, are going from pillar to post seeking justice but get little or no help either from the police or any other agency… It’s not new or surprising that not only the parents but even the girls prefer to marry an NRI even if they have a choice to select an educated, well-settled groom in India… Authorities have written to the NRI Commissions of Punjab, Kerala, and Goa, asking for data on the number of such cases in their states… 2399 words.  click here

Wendell Rodricks’ New Book Captures The Misfortunes Of The ‘Adopted Children’ Of Goa

23 Aug: Verve Magazine. In his latest literary offering, the designer-author talks to us about throwing light on the lives of the Poskim through his arresting narratives. Drawing from experiences — some personal, a few hearsay and others passed down through ages — fashion designer Wendell Rodricks takes readers through the time of Portuguese rule in Goa right up to the post-Liberation period in the state in Poskem: Goans in the Shadows. Motivated by the need to talk about the tradition of Poskem — the ‘adopted children’ of Goa — one that he believes should have been told long ago — Rodricks has taken real events and people and told their tales through a narrative… Poskem: Goans in the Shadows by Wendell Rodricks, with illustrations by Mario Miranda, is published by Om Books International… 590 words.  click here
Video: Wendell Rodricks talks about his new book, Poskem … 3m. 26s.  click here
To buy (Rs 236) a copy of the book from Amazon, click here.

Football: FC Goa confirm signing of Spanish winger Manuel Lanzarote for the upcoming season

23 Aug: First Post. Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa on Wednesday confirmed the signing of Spanish winger Manuel Lanzarote for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Lanzarote last played for Spanish second division club Real Zaragoza in the 2016-17 season. The Spaniard had spent his youth career playing for FC Barcelona from 1994-2003. The 33-year-old started his senior career playing for Barcelona C, where he scored 12 goals in 44 appearances from 2002-05…  click here


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ENTERTAINMENT: Nadiya's British Food Adventure. BBC 1. Saturday 26th Aug. 11:30 to 12:00. Nadiya is off to Scotland. With forager Gary Goldie, they make a wild Scottish curry, bhajis and a spicy chutney. Then she grinds her own flour to bake Indian five-spice soda bread, served with a red lentil dish. Finally, Nadiya creates an homage to Scotland - a veggie haggis tart tatin

ENTERTAINMENT: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017. BBC 1. Saturday 26th Aug. 18:30 to 19:30. Bill Paterson narrates highlights from the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which features talent from around the world, including the Indian Naval Band comprising one officer and 65 musician-sailors performing under the baton of a Goan, Commander Vijay Charles D'Cruz, Director of Music (Navy) … For a video clip of the Indian Naval Band performing in Perth, Scotland, 10m. 30s. in 4k click here.

DOCUMENTARY: Talking Pictures. BBC 2. Mon. 28th Aug. 13:30 to 14:15. The Black Stars of Film. A retrospective look at some of the best-loved and most popular black stars to have graced cinema screens over the past seven decades, from Gone With the Wind right up to 12 Years a Slave. Featuring rarely seen interviews with Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg and Halle Berry. Narrated by Don Warrington.

DOCUMENTARY: Queens of Chapeltown. BBC Radio 4 (Freeview 704). Mon. 28th Aug. 16:00 to 16:30. 50 years on from the first Leeds West Indian Carnival, Colin Grant goes behind the scenes to explore its roots, and its aim to wash away the anti-immigrant sentiment of the 1960s.

DOCUMENTARY: Superfoods: The Real Story. Channel 4. Mon. 28th Aug. 20:30 to 21:00. Kate Quilton returns for a new series investigating the alleged health benefits of superfoods. Kate's on a global quest for the truth behind the hype. In this episode, Kate's in India to find out if turmeric helped her recovery from a serious back injury.

FILM: Midnight's Children. BBC 2. Mon. 28th Aug. 22:30 to 00:45. Two newborn babies are swapped in a hospital, after which they are doomed to lead each other's lives in a country that is going through big changes. Director: Deepa Mehta.

MUSIC: Bollywood Brass Band. BBC Radio 4 Extra (Freeview 708). Tues. 29th Aug. 20:30 to 21:00. Soprano saxophone player Joe Cohen presents a guide to the history and performance of a unique Indian brass band.

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