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Goan Voice Newsletter: Tuesday 11 Sep. 2018

News Summary

Video: ITV News: Davinia Catlin [nee Monteiro]: Balancing Work with Rugby

7 Sep: itv News (UK). The Winning Margin – Intersport. A brief day in the life of The Winning Margin owner and Harlequins Ladies player Davinia Catlin and how she balances her work with her rugby life focusing on equality in sport. Published on Sep 10, 2018. 2m. 41s.  click here
Davinia Monteiro is the first player of Goan origin to don the England rugby colours … Her parents, Colin and Delfina [ex Nairobi] are self-employed in the health care industry. The Winning Margin is in Croydon. For the website,  click here

Meet your Mississauga Wards 6 and 11 English public trustee candidate: Glynis D’Souza

9 Sep: Mississauga News. Glynis D’Souza [ex Bombay]. Objective: To serve the community on issues that truly matter to families, through connection, competence and conviction, by serving as Peel school board trustee in Mississauga Wards 6 and 11. Issues I will champion if elected Youth leadership and communication programs … Prevention of bias and racial discrimination … Professional Background: Mississauga Arts Council Member … Bachelor’s degree in commerce and economics … Qualifications and Experience for Trustee Role: Interviewed on Rogers TV, Radio Mango … Personal Bio: Glynis has been a resident of Mississauga for the past 20 years where she lives with her husband, Royston, and their two grown sons Reuben and Gabriel … 391 words.  click here
For the Glynis D’Souza Linkedin profile,  click here
Video: Vote Glynis D'souza for Trustee Ward 6 & 11 … 1m. 17s. click here.

Fr. Raymond de Souza: The agonizing betrayal of priests who abuse

10 Sep: National Post (Canada). Allegations of predatory behaviour against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the ex-archbishop of Washington, comes as a shock after his key role in the reforms implemented by American bishops, writes Raymond de Souza (photo). The Catholic world has been embroiled this summer in a series of sexual abuse scandals, both historic and contemporary, in America and abroad. The news, even if it doesn’t involve new developments in Canada, reopens old wounds for victims — or pours salt in wounds that have never fully healed. Many faithful parishioners are also hurt, embarrassed and irate…  click here
Fr Raymond de Souza is the son of Greta (nee Freitas) and Cedric of Calgary. For a profile of him,  click here

Rupee Registers All-Time Closing Low Of 72.45 Against Dollar

10 Sep: NDTV. The rupee fell 72 paise against the US dollar to close at 72.45 on Monday. That marked an all-time closing low for the rupee against the greenback. The plunge in the rupee to record levels came amid a fall in emerging market currencies fuelled by rising concerns on a trade war between the US and China … Continued concerns on the current account deficit front, driven by increasing crude oil prices, also battered the currency…  click here
The Rupee closed at 94.57 to the UK Pound on Monday. For the latest rates in all currencies,  click here
10 Sep: NDTV, Worried About Rupee Drop, India Considers Tapping NRI Wealth … click here.

Goa CM Parrikar’s Ill Health Contentious Issue for BJP

10 Sep: The Citizen. By Pamela D’Mello. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar rushed back from a US hospital on September 6, after challenges to his leadership reportedly surfaced from within his party. The CM has had frequent and long spells in hospitals in Goa, Mumbai and the USA, since he first took ill in February… Far more damaging than the opposition's complaints of a "headless" government are digs from ruling alliance members on the slow pace of administrative work. Statements from cabinet colleagues indicate a growing restlessness as manifested in the political moves that unfolded during the CM's last US visit… Plainly the BJP has a problem on its hands in Goa. Two other ministers are seriously unwell and away from office… there are signs that the main challenge to Parrikar comes from within the ruling combine… 1382 words.  click here

Goa’s betrayal of Charles Correa

10 Sep: Times of India. By Vivek Menezes. … politicians and bureaucrats in Goa fell over themselves to pay fulsome lip service to Charles Correa before and after he passed away in 2015, even while conspicuously and consistently rejecting his ideas and recommendations. That perfidy continues unchecked in the motley bad ideas and scams being imposed on Panaji under the “Smart City” rubric... As far back as 1972, this son of Moira saw what was at stake in Goa when he said, “To market Goa rationally, we must ensure that the development we bring about enhances its uniqueness … double or triple the density, and the ambiance will change irrevocably.” … Correa watched his dream for Goa disappear …  click here
7 Sep: Scroll. Architect Charles Correa had foreseen the decline of Indian cities – and pointed some ways out. By Vivek Menezes …  click here

The rising star who ended her life much before Dutee Chand challenged the rules

10 Sep: The Indian Express. Much before the Odisha sprinter — now an Asian Games double medallist — successfully challenged the rules regarding the eligibility of female athletes, an 18-year-old rising star, who faced similar discrimination, ended her life. The Indian Express travels to her quaint South Goan village, meets her still-grieving family and pieces together the mystery and pathos behind the suicide. It was October, 2001. When they fished out Pratima Gaonkar’s body from the village well, they found bags of stones tied to her ankles… It was three months after she had won a silver medal in 4×400 relay in the Junior Asian Athletics Championship in Brunei… details of the post-mortem report published in newspapers revealed her intersex traits. Insensitive reporting in local media — description of her private parts made it to the front pages of newspapers — would make Pratima’s deep dark secret public, something that the deceased had dreaded. For years, she had internalised the dilemma of her sexuality. After her death, it was all out there… 2704 words.  click here

Luxury cruise liner 'Viking Orion' arrives in Goa

11 Sep: Navhind Times. The first luxury cruise liner of this season 'Viking Orion' arrived at Mormugao Port, kicking off the tourism circuit for the year 2018-2019 of Goa … "Goa is a much favoured tourist destination for cruise passengers on the West coast of India due to its rich cultural heritage, pristine beaches, heritage monuments and world famous cuisine which blends the East and West cultures", said Master Lockling … This is the maiden visit of MV Viking Orion to Mormugao Port wherein it has brought in 884 foreign guests and 470 crew members to the state from Mumbai Port via Muscat. This year the Mormugao Port is expecting to host around 39 foreign luxury cruise liners at its cruise berth terminal as compared to the last years cruise season where Mormugao Port had hosted around 32 luxury cruise liners.  click here
Video: Goa receives first international cruise from Athens …  click here

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