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Goan Voice Newsletter: Sunday 08 Oct. 2017


Death Effie (Manuel) Antao

5 Oct: Sydney Australia. EFFIE (MANUEL) ANTAO, Born 21/01/1934 in Mombasa. Husband of late Linda. Father of Evelyn / husband Graham Irving. Grandfather of Charlotte & James. Son of late Concy Antao and late Josephina Furtado. Brother of Elvino Antao / Elisa; Philo / Rex Dsouza. A keen footballer, he played for Liverpool, a Mombasa football Team. His favourite cars were Morris Minor / Holden Kingswood. Funeral mass Friday 13 October 2017 at 11.00 am at St.Anthony's Church, 27-33 Aurelia Street, Toongabbie NSW 2146. Burial at 12:45 at Pine Grove Memorial Park, Kington Street, Garden of Calvary, 7, Minchinbury NSW. Followed by a wake at 2:00pm at Toongabbie Sport & Bowling Club, 12 Station Road, Toongabbie NSW 2146. Condolences to :

News Summary

New Event listing: Union of Navelim (UK)

Sun 19 Nov: Union of Navelim (UK). Our Fiesta celebrations commences with Mass at 12:00noon sharp, followed by dancing to the music of Rainbow's End and Disco by DnA. Tickets include snack and meal. Back by popular demand is the Children’s Fancy Dress and the theme this year is “Super Heroes”. All Children wanting to participate please come dressed as the Competition starts at 1.45pm sharp, come early to avoid disappointment. For the flyer with full details,  click here

10,000 sign petition to save London’s famous India Club

6 Oct: Evening Standard (London). More than 10,000 people have signed a petition to save The Strand’s famous India Club and halt plans to refurbish the historic restaurant and bar to make way for an up-market hotel. If plans are approved by Westminster Council, owners of numbers 143 and 145 of the Strand will be able to launch extensive modernisation that could wipe out the carefully preserved club, which has stayed the same since the 1940s. Freeholders Marston Properties intend to replace the India Club's first-floor canteen-style restaurant and lounge bar with en-suite hotel rooms. The ambitious plans have been met with angry opposition with a petition gaining 10,651 signatures at the time of publication…  click here
The India Club was the premiere venue for UK Goan meetings after the 1998 clubhouse fire. To sign the petition,  click here

Rape accused godman missing; 2 accomplices held

8 Oct: Herald. Two accomplices of a self-styled godman from Karnataka who is wanted in connection with a rape of 19-year-old girl from Vasco have been arrested by Vasco police while the prime accused in the case has gone missing. The Vasco police team that had gone to Karnataka to arrest the godman returned empty handed … It may be recalled that the Vasco police had booked a self-styled godman from Kundapur in Karnataka on charges of allegedly raping a girl from Vasco in a house near Mapusa town on August 23. Police had also booked Santosh Kumbhar and Nikhil Chavan, two accomplices of the godman.  click here

Superintendent of Police gets beaten when on raid in Arambol

8 Oct: Herald. Superintendent of Police (SP) of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) was beaten up by a mob of locals at Arambol after he allegedly assaulted the owner of a beach shack without disclosing his identity. The SP had to fire in the air to disperse the crowd. Pernem Police said they have received a complaint from SP NCB Jitendra Ranjan that a mob of people assaulted him at Arambol beach… Witnesses who saw the episode said there was a scuffle between Ranjan, who was in civil clothes, and the owner of the beach shack and one staff. Seeing that the shack owner was being assaulted, and thinking that they were tourists assaulting the shack owner, over 50 people gathered and thrashed Ranjan unaware that he was a police superintendent and attached to the NCB. It is learnt that the incident occurred at the ‘Om Star Shack’ …  click here
8 Oct: Herald. Editorial: NCB and state have to work as one for the war on drugs to have any effect…  click here

Air pollution high as India hosts Under-17 World Cup

6 Oct: Daily Mail (UK). The stadiums have been renovated, the publicity posters hung. But not everything was ideal for players in the Under-17 World Cup being hosted in India, with air pollution beyond recognized safe levels in the six cities staging games. In the hours before the first matches on Friday, levels of lung-clogging particulate matter known as PM2.5 hovered above 170 micrograms per cubic meter in New Delhi - or 17 times higher than what the World Health Organization deems safe, and more than four times higher than India's own standards. Meanwhile, concentrations of PM2.5 in Mumbai were also considered unhealthy, registering in some places at 180 mcg per cubic meter… The high levels are hardly surprising. At least 10 cities in India are among the world's 20 most polluted… For the 24-team tournament this month, India spent 1.2 billion rupees ($18.5 million) in renovating stadiums in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Goa, Guwahati and Kolkata. Those cities, however, "regularly break international standards" for air quality, according to a report by Greenpeace released Thursday…  click here
6 Oct: Daily Mail. India gives 27,000 free tickets to avert World Cup 'embarrassment' of empty stands when Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends, an official said.  click here

News reports about the Russian presence in Goa

6 Oct: Meduza. The “ArtdokSet” Film Festival in Russia is to screen a new film entitled “Maya” about a young, crazy girl who went to Goa with her lover. To watch the film (13m. 17s) on You Tube, with English subtitles,  click here
6 Oct: Podolsk Riamo. Vera Egorova 38 years old reveals why she spends half the year in Goa … “There all live inside out, revealing the soul" … 2299 words.  click here
6 Oct: Charter 97. Martha, a Russian, falls in love with an Indian film producer, quits her job in a bookshop and leaves to live in India. Young people have to adapt to the difference of cultures, but "dance and love conquers all". It turned out that life in India is not a perpetual holiday, but an unforgettable, bright experience of life among people who have realized a simple truth: life is beautiful, not easy… click here.

40 great deals for winter sun

7 Oct: The Times (UK). Looking for a blast of sunshine? We've picked the best holidays, all for less than £1,000 per person for a week, flights included … 11: Go to Goa. Beat the post-Christmas blues and head to Goa in India in January. The Lemon Tree Amarante Resort is a short walk from the beach and looks like a Portuguese mansion, with its Moorish architecture. It's a low-key hotel with 65 rooms and there's a lovely outdoor pool, spa and two restaurants. Seven nights' B&B with flights from London on Jet Airways costs from £939pp (020 7368 1200,… 3270 words  click here

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