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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Hea sonvsarant fokot ekech vostuk ami bhieonk zai -
munxeak." (The only thing we have to fear on this planet is man.) domnic
fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: First session of the Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I"
(Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24, 2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

TENSION STILL PREVAILS AT SANGUEM: Tension over the death of Sameer Naik
allegedly due to negligence of the staff on duty at the PHC, Sanguem,
continued to prevail for the second day. A huge mob gathered at the Sanguem
bus stand at 7 pm protesting against the death of 30-year-old Sameer Naik.
At around 8.30 am, Sanguem police arrested two agitators - Edwin Mascarenhas
and Kaushik Sangekar. (GT)

BANDH IN SANGUEM: Closure of shops and business establishments, burning of
two effigies, two arrests and slogans against Sanguem MLA Vassudev Meng
Gaonkar at a public meeting, marked the Sanguem bandh on September 29.The
agitation was temporarily called off at about 5 pm, after the Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar assured to look into the grievances of the agitating
residents. (H)

30 BITS STUDENTS AFFECTED BY GASTROENTERITIS: Nearly 30 students of the
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, at Zuarinagar, have been
affected by gastroenteritis. Though the exact cause of the affliction was
not immediately known, it is suspected that the students consumed water and
food outside the campus canteen. BITS director TC Goel told Gomantak Times
that the management had taken enough remedial measures even when it had one
of the best in-house hygienic conditions. (GT)

'SCRAP GOA CHILDREN'S ACT': Congress Legislature Party spokesman Jitendra
Deshprabhu said the Goa Children's Act was riddled with so many loopholes
that it could not provide for the security and welfare of minor and children
in Goa. He said the present Act needs to be scrapped as it has failed to
protect the children's interests and to put the culprits behind bars. (GT)

WATER SPORTS SITES TO BE DEMARCATED: Six sites along the beach will be
demarcated by the government for water sports activities soon. Sources said
these will be in Sinquerim, Candolim and Calangute in North Goa and Colva,
Majorda and Cavelossin in South Goa. Henceforth, tourism-related waters
ports activities would be allowed only from these six areas along the beach
earmarked for the purpose, an official source said. (H)

FORGED CERTIFICATE: One Jerry Teles, an officer of Indian Oil Corporation,
Dabolim, has lodged a complaint with Vasco police that one Rajendra
Harmalkar, an employee of the Corporation, has produced a forged SSC
certificate from a Karnataka education institution to secure employment.
(GT)

ERRING PRIVATE BUS OPERATORS: The Borda Citizens Welfare Committee has urged
the government to crack a whip on private bus operators for violation of
traffic rules with impunity. In a press note, the Committee lamented that
the private bus operators take the rules for granted and also go unpunished.
(H)

ARRESTED FOR HIGHWAY ROBBERY: Mapusa police on September 29 arrested the
five accused allegedly involved in the highway robbery reported on 24
September near Colvale. One of the accused is still at large. (GT)

REPORT ON SKYBUS ACCIDENT: The four-member committee appointed by the Konkan
Railway Corporation will submit on 1st October its report on the Skybus
accident that took place on Saturday, KRC managing director B Rajaram said
in Margao on September 29. (GT)

'COMMERCIALISATION OF POLITICS': GPCC president, Luizinho Faleiro, has
called upon the voters of Poinguinim to vote against the commercialisation
of politics that has set in Goa in the recent past, saying that vote is a
sacred right that should not be frittered away for narrow considerations of
money and alcohol. He was addressing a meeting at Talpona in the Ponguinim c
onstituency. (H)

BAN ON ARMS IN CANACONA TALUKA: The South Goa district magistrate, Mr JB
Singh, issued an order on September 29, imposing a ban in Canacona taluka
for carrying all types of arms and firearms and other lethal weapons, to
ensure free, fair, peaceful and orderly conduct of by-election process in
Poinguinim assembly constituency. (NT)

MMC CHAIRPERSON BARRETO RESIGNS: The MC chairperson Milton Barreto tendered
his resignation from his post on 28 September. In his one line resignation
letter Barreto said, "Instability in decision making of the Council has
compelled me to resign from the post of the Chairperson." (GT)

COMMON CATTLE POUND: The village Panchayats of Assolna, Ambelim and Velim,
have decided to experiment a novel idea to tackle the growing problem of
stray cattle menace. Instead of setting up one pound each in their
respective villages, these panchayats have agreed to set up a common cattle
pound at an easily accessible place. (H)

CLUB HOUSE FACILITY IN MAPUSA: The Mapusa Active Citizens' Union has once
again stepped in to open a 'Club House' for the residents and the youth of
Mapusa. The Club House will be inaugurated on October 3 at 7 pm, opposite
Children's Park, Altinho, and will house a gym, indoor games room, internet
and computer games, a library, health food restaurant and juice bar, a photo
art gallery and a safe playing area for children. (H)

LOCALS OPPOSE MOBILE TOWER AT BENAULIM: Opposition against erection of
mobile towers seems to be spreading to other parts of Salcete as well. After
Navelim, Cuncolim, Maddel and Curtorim, residents of Benaulim have lodged
their strong objection to the erection of a mobile tower at Mazilvaddo in a
residential locality. In a signed memorandum addressed to the Benaulim
panchayat, the residents demanded that the panchayat body seek immediate
clarification from the Goa government as well as the Union Ministry of
Environment in the matter of pollution caused due to harmful radiation of
mobile towers. (H)

IFFI PANEL FINALISES PLANS: The Coordination Committee of the International
Film Festival of India has finalized detailed arrangements for
accommodation, transport security and other programmes for the festival.The
meeting felt that over 3000 delegates are expected to attend the 10-day IFFI
beginning on November 29. The IFFI camp office will be operational from
November 1 at old GMC building at Campal. The meeting also decided to
pedestrianise the entire IFFI area from Kala Academy to the old GMC complex.
(NT)

PATHWAY IN CARMONA: After around four years since it was blocked for the
public, the Executive Magistrate, Salcete, on September 28 opened a public
pathway at Choquivaddo in Carmona village. (H)

TALPONA BRIDGE: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, said on September
29 that the Talpona-Galgibaga bridge will be completed along with other 27
bridges, within two years. Mr Parrikar was addressing the locals of
Gaodongri at a corner meeting (held in connection with the Poinguinim
bye-election_. (NT)

FR ANTIMO TAKES OVER AS DSE CHIEF: Fr Jose Santana Antimo Gomes, known as Fr
Antimo Gomes, has been appointed President of Diocesan Society of Education
by the Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao. Fr Gomes, who is currently the Parish
Priest of Panjim Church, will hold the new post as an additional charge. He
has been associated with DSE - The Goa Church body which runs over hundred
schools, colleges and other educations institutions. (H)

DALGADO KONKNNI AKADEMI MEET: The process of reviving the Dalgado Konknni
Akademi catering to Konkani writers of the roman script, is already gaining
momentum. There will be a meeting of the members and wellwishers of the
Akademi, on October 2, at 3.30 pm, at the TB Cunha Hall in Panjim. The main
item for discussion would be on the draft of the Dalgado Konknni Akademy's
constitution besides other relevant/important topics. Convener of the DKA,
Tomazinho Cardozo, has invited all Konkani lovers to attend the meeting.

ANOTHER MALE BASTION UNDER FIRE: Fire fighting has been for long a male
bastion. But now thanks to 17-year-old Jipsy Joy, the dominance will be a
thing of the past, at least locally. "Where there is a will there is a say,"
she says. The field is challenging and that's why I like it," add a smiling
Jipsy. (Shilpa Bhide in GT)

S P O R T S

PRO LEAGUE FOOTBALL:
Striker Anthony Pereira's first half strike ensured Vasco SC a solitary
goal win over Coca Cola Churchill Bros in GFA's Professional at Nehru
Stadium, Fatorda, on September 29.
At Duler grounds, Mapusa, Dudu Omagbemi's brilliant brace guided Sporting
Clube de Goa to a 2-0 win over Fransa Pax Football Club. The win put
Sporting on level with Salgaocar SC, with 25 points each, but placed second
on account of goal difference while Fransa Pax FC have 18 points from 13
matches. (GT)

KUTTIKAR FOR NATIONAL SWIMMING CONTEST: Manguesh Kuttikar, single-legged
swimming wonder, will participate in the 5th national swimming championships
for disabled to be held in Mumbai from 2 to 4 October. (GT)

GFA, AIFF SIGN MOU WITH UNIVERSITY OF PORTO: The Goa Football Association
and All India Football Federation have signed a MoU with Portugal's famed
Universidade do Porto (University of Porto) for developing football at grass
root level in the State. As part of the MoU, three coaches and a Portuguese
delegation will visit Goa in February. The MoU is mainly aimed at improving
Goa's youth development programme and helping the game progress at the grass
root level, according to GFA secretary Savio Messias, at present in
Portugal. (GT)

D E A T H S
29 Sep: Vasco: ISABELA D'SOUZA; wife of Juse Luis, mother of Camilo,
Jenny and Lourdy.
29 Sep: Chinchinim: PEDRO JOAO DIAS: husband of Albertina (Ex-Sarpanch);
father of Cruz, Doris/Rita, Teo.
St Estevam: JOAQUIM MAGALHAES; son of late Jose/Lourdina; husband of
Felicia, father of Jerwin and Jeswin.
G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.2 degC; Min temp: 24.2 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: Sufficiently bright morning, with a mild causing the clouds move
across the blue. The lovely, pearly white clouds are gradually showing up.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-30 05:50:05 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 30, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Hea sonvsarant fokot ekech vostuk ami bhieonk zai -
munxeak." (The only thing we have to fear on this planet is man.) domnic
fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: First session of the Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I"
(Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24, 2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

TENSION STILL PREVAILS AT SANGUEM: Tension over the death of Sameer Naik
allegedly due to negligence of the staff on duty at the PHC, Sanguem,
continued to prevail for the second day. A huge mob gathered at the Sanguem
bus stand at 7 pm protesting against the death of 30-year-old Sameer Naik.
At around 8.30 am, Sanguem police arrested two agitators - Edwin Mascarenhas
and Kaushik Sangekar. (GT)

BANDH IN SANGUEM: Closure of shops and business establishments, burning of
two effigies, two arrests and slogans against Sanguem MLA Vassudev Meng
Gaonkar at a public meeting, marked the Sanguem bandh on September 29.The
agitation was temporarily called off at about 5 pm, after the Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar assured to look into the grievances of the agitating
residents. (H)

30 BITS STUDENTS AFFECTED BY GASTROENTERITIS: Nearly 30 students of the
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, at Zuarinagar, have been
affected by gastroenteritis. Though the exact cause of the affliction was
not immediately known, it is suspected that the students consumed water and
food outside the campus canteen. BITS director TC Goel told Gomantak Times
that the management had taken enough remedial measures even when it had one
of the best in-house hygienic conditions. (GT)

'SCRAP GOA CHILDREN'S ACT': Congress Legislature Party spokesman Jitendra
Deshprabhu said the Goa Children's Act was riddled with so many loopholes
that it could not provide for the security and welfare of minor and children
in Goa. He said the present Act needs to be scrapped as it has failed to
protect the children's interests and to put the culprits behind bars. (GT)

WATER SPORTS SITES TO BE DEMARCATED: Six sites along the beach will be
demarcated by the government for water sports activities soon. Sources said
these will be in Sinquerim, Candolim and Calangute in North Goa and Colva,
Majorda and Cavelossin in South Goa. Henceforth, tourism-related waters
ports activities would be allowed only from these six areas along the beach
earmarked for the purpose, an official source said. (H)

FORGED CERTIFICATE: One Jerry Teles, an officer of Indian Oil Corporation,
Dabolim, has lodged a complaint with Vasco police that one Rajendra
Harmalkar, an employee of the Corporation, has produced a forged SSC
certificate from a Karnataka education institution to secure employment.
(GT)

ERRING PRIVATE BUS OPERATORS: The Borda Citizens Welfare Committee has urged
the government to crack a whip on private bus operators for violation of
traffic rules with impunity. In a press note, the Committee lamented that
the private bus operators take the rules for granted and also go unpunished.
(H)

ARRESTED FOR HIGHWAY ROBBERY: Mapusa police on September 29 arrested the
five accused allegedly involved in the highway robbery reported on 24
September near Colvale. One of the accused is still at large. (GT)

REPORT ON SKYBUS ACCIDENT: The four-member committee appointed by the Konkan
Railway Corporation will submit on 1st October its report on the Skybus
accident that took place on Saturday, KRC managing director B Rajaram said
in Margao on September 29. (GT)

'COMMERCIALISATION OF POLITICS': GPCC president, Luizinho Faleiro, has
called upon the voters of Poinguinim to vote against the commercialisation
of politics that has set in Goa in the recent past, saying that vote is a
sacred right that should not be frittered away for narrow considerations of
money and alcohol. He was addressing a meeting at Talpona in the Ponguinim c
onstituency. (H)

BAN ON ARMS IN CANACONA TALUKA: The South Goa district magistrate, Mr JB
Singh, issued an order on September 29, imposing a ban in Canacona taluka
for carrying all types of arms and firearms and other lethal weapons, to
ensure free, fair, peaceful and orderly conduct of by-election process in
Poinguinim assembly constituency. (NT)

MMC CHAIRPERSON BARRETO RESIGNS: The MC chairperson Milton Barreto tendered
his resignation from his post on 28 September. In his one line resignation
letter Barreto said, "Instability in decision making of the Council has
compelled me to resign from the post of the Chairperson." (GT)

COMMON CATTLE POUND: The village Panchayats of Assolna, Ambelim and Velim,
have decided to experiment a novel idea to tackle the growing problem of
stray cattle menace. Instead of setting up one pound each in their
respective villages, these panchayats have agreed to set up a common cattle
pound at an easily accessible place. (H)

CLUB HOUSE FACILITY IN MAPUSA: The Mapusa Active Citizens' Union has once
again stepped in to open a 'Club House' for the residents and the youth of
Mapusa. The Club House will be inaugurated on October 3 at 7 pm, opposite
Children's Park, Altinho, and will house a gym, indoor games room, internet
and computer games, a library, health food restaurant and juice bar, a photo
art gallery and a safe playing area for children. (H)

LOCALS OPPOSE MOBILE TOWER AT BENAULIM: Opposition against erection of
mobile towers seems to be spreading to other parts of Salcete as well. After
Navelim, Cuncolim, Maddel and Curtorim, residents of Benaulim have lodged
their strong objection to the erection of a mobile tower at Mazilvaddo in a
residential locality. In a signed memorandum addressed to the Benaulim
panchayat, the residents demanded that the panchayat body seek immediate
clarification from the Goa government as well as the Union Ministry of
Environment in the matter of pollution caused due to harmful radiation of
mobile towers. (H)

IFFI PANEL FINALISES PLANS: The Coordination Committee of the International
Film Festival of India has finalized detailed arrangements for
accommodation, transport security and other programmes for the festival.The
meeting felt that over 3000 delegates are expected to attend the 10-day IFFI
beginning on November 29. The IFFI camp office will be operational from
November 1 at old GMC building at Campal. The meeting also decided to
pedestrianise the entire IFFI area from Kala Academy to the old GMC complex.
(NT)

PATHWAY IN CARMONA: After around four years since it was blocked for the
public, the Executive Magistrate, Salcete, on September 28 opened a public
pathway at Choquivaddo in Carmona village. (H)

TALPONA BRIDGE: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, said on September
29 that the Talpona-Galgibaga bridge will be completed along with other 27
bridges, within two years. Mr Parrikar was addressing the locals of
Gaodongri at a corner meeting (held in connection with the Poinguinim
bye-election_. (NT)

FR ANTIMO TAKES OVER AS DSE CHIEF: Fr Jose Santana Antimo Gomes, known as Fr
Antimo Gomes, has been appointed President of Diocesan Society of Education
by the Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao. Fr Gomes, who is currently the Parish
Priest of Panjim Church, will hold the new post as an additional charge. He
has been associated with DSE - The Goa Church body which runs over hundred
schools, colleges and other educations institutions. (H)

DALGADO KONKNNI AKADEMI MEET: The process of reviving the Dalgado Konknni
Akademi catering to Konkani writers of the roman script, is already gaining
momentum. There will be a meeting of the members and wellwishers of the
Akademi, on October 2, at 3.30 pm, at the TB Cunha Hall in Panjim. The main
item for discussion would be on the draft of the Dalgado Konknni Akademy's
constitution besides other relevant/important topics. Convener of the DKA,
Tomazinho Cardozo, has invited all Konkani lovers to attend the meeting.

ANOTHER MALE BASTION UNDER FIRE: Fire fighting has been for long a male
bastion. But now thanks to 17-year-old Jipsy Joy, the dominance will be a
thing of the past, at least locally. "Where there is a will there is a say,"
she says. The field is challenging and that's why I like it," add a smiling
Jipsy. (Shilpa Bhide in GT)

S P O R T S

PRO LEAGUE FOOTBALL:
Striker Anthony Pereira's first half strike ensured Vasco SC a solitary
goal win over Coca Cola Churchill Bros in GFA's Professional at Nehru
Stadium, Fatorda, on September 29.
At Duler grounds, Mapusa, Dudu Omagbemi's brilliant brace guided Sporting
Clube de Goa to a 2-0 win over Fransa Pax Football Club. The win put
Sporting on level with Salgaocar SC, with 25 points each, but placed second
on account of goal difference while Fransa Pax FC have 18 points from 13
matches. (GT)

KUTTIKAR FOR NATIONAL SWIMMING CONTEST: Manguesh Kuttikar, single-legged
swimming wonder, will participate in the 5th national swimming championships
for disabled to be held in Mumbai from 2 to 4 October. (GT)

GFA, AIFF SIGN MOU WITH UNIVERSITY OF PORTO: The Goa Football Association
and All India Football Federation have signed a MoU with Portugal's famed
Universidade do Porto (University of Porto) for developing football at grass
root level in the State. As part of the MoU, three coaches and a Portuguese
delegation will visit Goa in February. The MoU is mainly aimed at improving
Goa's youth development programme and helping the game progress at the grass
root level, according to GFA secretary Savio Messias, at present in
Portugal. (GT)

D E A T H S
29 Sep: Vasco: ISABELA D'SOUZA; wife of Juse Luis, mother of Camilo,
Jenny and Lourdy.
29 Sep: Chinchinim: PEDRO JOAO DIAS: husband of Albertina (Ex-Sarpanch);
father of Cruz, Doris/Rita, Teo.
St Estevam: JOAQUIM MAGALHAES; son of late Jose/Lourdina; husband of
Felicia, father of Jerwin and Jeswin.
G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.2 degC; Min temp: 24.2 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: Sufficiently bright morning, with a mild causing the clouds move
across the blue. The lovely, pearly white clouds are gradually showing up.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-30 05:50:05 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 30, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Hea sonvsarant fokot ekech vostuk ami bhieonk zai -
munxeak." (The only thing we have to fear on this planet is man.) domnic
fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: First session of the Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I"
(Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24, 2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

TENSION STILL PREVAILS AT SANGUEM: Tension over the death of Sameer Naik
allegedly due to negligence of the staff on duty at the PHC, Sanguem,
continued to prevail for the second day. A huge mob gathered at the Sanguem
bus stand at 7 pm protesting against the death of 30-year-old Sameer Naik.
At around 8.30 am, Sanguem police arrested two agitators - Edwin Mascarenhas
and Kaushik Sangekar. (GT)

BANDH IN SANGUEM: Closure of shops and business establishments, burning of
two effigies, two arrests and slogans against Sanguem MLA Vassudev Meng
Gaonkar at a public meeting, marked the Sanguem bandh on September 29.The
agitation was temporarily called off at about 5 pm, after the Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar assured to look into the grievances of the agitating
residents. (H)

30 BITS STUDENTS AFFECTED BY GASTROENTERITIS: Nearly 30 students of the
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, at Zuarinagar, have been
affected by gastroenteritis. Though the exact cause of the affliction was
not immediately known, it is suspected that the students consumed water and
food outside the campus canteen. BITS director TC Goel told Gomantak Times
that the management had taken enough remedial measures even when it had one
of the best in-house hygienic conditions. (GT)

'SCRAP GOA CHILDREN'S ACT': Congress Legislature Party spokesman Jitendra
Deshprabhu said the Goa Children's Act was riddled with so many loopholes
that it could not provide for the security and welfare of minor and children
in Goa. He said the present Act needs to be scrapped as it has failed to
protect the children's interests and to put the culprits behind bars. (GT)

WATER SPORTS SITES TO BE DEMARCATED: Six sites along the beach will be
demarcated by the government for water sports activities soon. Sources said
these will be in Sinquerim, Candolim and Calangute in North Goa and Colva,
Majorda and Cavelossin in South Goa. Henceforth, tourism-related waters
ports activities would be allowed only from these six areas along the beach
earmarked for the purpose, an official source said. (H)

FORGED CERTIFICATE: One Jerry Teles, an officer of Indian Oil Corporation,
Dabolim, has lodged a complaint with Vasco police that one Rajendra
Harmalkar, an employee of the Corporation, has produced a forged SSC
certificate from a Karnataka education institution to secure employment.
(GT)

ERRING PRIVATE BUS OPERATORS: The Borda Citizens Welfare Committee has urged
the government to crack a whip on private bus operators for violation of
traffic rules with impunity. In a press note, the Committee lamented that
the private bus operators take the rules for granted and also go unpunished.
(H)

ARRESTED FOR HIGHWAY ROBBERY: Mapusa police on September 29 arrested the
five accused allegedly involved in the highway robbery reported on 24
September near Colvale. One of the accused is still at large. (GT)

REPORT ON SKYBUS ACCIDENT: The four-member committee appointed by the Konkan
Railway Corporation will submit on 1st October its report on the Skybus
accident that took place on Saturday, KRC managing director B Rajaram said
in Margao on September 29. (GT)

'COMMERCIALISATION OF POLITICS': GPCC president, Luizinho Faleiro, has
called upon the voters of Poinguinim to vote against the commercialisation
of politics that has set in Goa in the recent past, saying that vote is a
sacred right that should not be frittered away for narrow considerations of
money and alcohol. He was addressing a meeting at Talpona in the Ponguinim c
onstituency. (H)

BAN ON ARMS IN CANACONA TALUKA: The South Goa district magistrate, Mr JB
Singh, issued an order on September 29, imposing a ban in Canacona taluka
for carrying all types of arms and firearms and other lethal weapons, to
ensure free, fair, peaceful and orderly conduct of by-election process in
Poinguinim assembly constituency. (NT)

MMC CHAIRPERSON BARRETO RESIGNS: The MC chairperson Milton Barreto tendered
his resignation from his post on 28 September. In his one line resignation
letter Barreto said, "Instability in decision making of the Council has
compelled me to resign from the post of the Chairperson." (GT)

COMMON CATTLE POUND: The village Panchayats of Assolna, Ambelim and Velim,
have decided to experiment a novel idea to tackle the growing problem of
stray cattle menace. Instead of setting up one pound each in their
respective villages, these panchayats have agreed to set up a common cattle
pound at an easily accessible place. (H)

CLUB HOUSE FACILITY IN MAPUSA: The Mapusa Active Citizens' Union has once
again stepped in to open a 'Club House' for the residents and the youth of
Mapusa. The Club House will be inaugurated on October 3 at 7 pm, opposite
Children's Park, Altinho, and will house a gym, indoor games room, internet
and computer games, a library, health food restaurant and juice bar, a photo
art gallery and a safe playing area for children. (H)

LOCALS OPPOSE MOBILE TOWER AT BENAULIM: Opposition against erection of
mobile towers seems to be spreading to other parts of Salcete as well. After
Navelim, Cuncolim, Maddel and Curtorim, residents of Benaulim have lodged
their strong objection to the erection of a mobile tower at Mazilvaddo in a
residential locality. In a signed memorandum addressed to the Benaulim
panchayat, the residents demanded that the panchayat body seek immediate
clarification from the Goa government as well as the Union Ministry of
Environment in the matter of pollution caused due to harmful radiation of
mobile towers. (H)

IFFI PANEL FINALISES PLANS: The Coordination Committee of the International
Film Festival of India has finalized detailed arrangements for
accommodation, transport security and other programmes for the festival.The
meeting felt that over 3000 delegates are expected to attend the 10-day IFFI
beginning on November 29. The IFFI camp office will be operational from
November 1 at old GMC building at Campal. The meeting also decided to
pedestrianise the entire IFFI area from Kala Academy to the old GMC complex.
(NT)

PATHWAY IN CARMONA: After around four years since it was blocked for the
public, the Executive Magistrate, Salcete, on September 28 opened a public
pathway at Choquivaddo in Carmona village. (H)

TALPONA BRIDGE: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, said on September
29 that the Talpona-Galgibaga bridge will be completed along with other 27
bridges, within two years. Mr Parrikar was addressing the locals of
Gaodongri at a corner meeting (held in connection with the Poinguinim
bye-election_. (NT)

FR ANTIMO TAKES OVER AS DSE CHIEF: Fr Jose Santana Antimo Gomes, known as Fr
Antimo Gomes, has been appointed President of Diocesan Society of Education
by the Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao. Fr Gomes, who is currently the Parish
Priest of Panjim Church, will hold the new post as an additional charge. He
has been associated with DSE - The Goa Church body which runs over hundred
schools, colleges and other educations institutions. (H)

DALGADO KONKNNI AKADEMI MEET: The process of reviving the Dalgado Konknni
Akademi catering to Konkani writers of the roman script, is already gaining
momentum. There will be a meeting of the members and wellwishers of the
Akademi, on October 2, at 3.30 pm, at the TB Cunha Hall in Panjim. The main
item for discussion would be on the draft of the Dalgado Konknni Akademy's
constitution besides other relevant/important topics. Convener of the DKA,
Tomazinho Cardozo, has invited all Konkani lovers to attend the meeting.

ANOTHER MALE BASTION UNDER FIRE: Fire fighting has been for long a male
bastion. But now thanks to 17-year-old Jipsy Joy, the dominance will be a
thing of the past, at least locally. "Where there is a will there is a say,"
she says. The field is challenging and that's why I like it," add a smiling
Jipsy. (Shilpa Bhide in GT)

S P O R T S

PRO LEAGUE FOOTBALL:
Striker Anthony Pereira's first half strike ensured Vasco SC a solitary
goal win over Coca Cola Churchill Bros in GFA's Professional at Nehru
Stadium, Fatorda, on September 29.
At Duler grounds, Mapusa, Dudu Omagbemi's brilliant brace guided Sporting
Clube de Goa to a 2-0 win over Fransa Pax Football Club. The win put
Sporting on level with Salgaocar SC, with 25 points each, but placed second
on account of goal difference while Fransa Pax FC have 18 points from 13
matches. (GT)

KUTTIKAR FOR NATIONAL SWIMMING CONTEST: Manguesh Kuttikar, single-legged
swimming wonder, will participate in the 5th national swimming championships
for disabled to be held in Mumbai from 2 to 4 October. (GT)

GFA, AIFF SIGN MOU WITH UNIVERSITY OF PORTO: The Goa Football Association
and All India Football Federation have signed a MoU with Portugal's famed
Universidade do Porto (University of Porto) for developing football at grass
root level in the State. As part of the MoU, three coaches and a Portuguese
delegation will visit Goa in February. The MoU is mainly aimed at improving
Goa's youth development programme and helping the game progress at the grass
root level, according to GFA secretary Savio Messias, at present in
Portugal. (GT)

D E A T H S
29 Sep: Vasco: ISABELA D'SOUZA; wife of Juse Luis, mother of Camilo,
Jenny and Lourdy.
29 Sep: Chinchinim: PEDRO JOAO DIAS: husband of Albertina (Ex-Sarpanch);
father of Cruz, Doris/Rita, Teo.
St Estevam: JOAQUIM MAGALHAES; son of late Jose/Lourdina; husband of
Felicia, father of Jerwin and Jeswin.
G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.2 degC; Min temp: 24.2 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: Sufficiently bright morning, with a mild causing the clouds move
across the blue. The lovely, pearly white clouds are gradually showing up.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-10-01 08:14:03 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 30, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Adlo kall ek videx; thuimsor sogllem dusrech toren
kortat." (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: First session of the Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I"
(Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24, 2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

"BOOK OFFENDERS OF SANGUEM VIOLENCE": Even as the staff and doctors at
Primary Health Centre, Sanguem, appeared to be demoralized by Tuesday's
violence, members of the medical fraternity urged the government to initiate
action against the offenders who assaulted the doctors and damaged public
property. (GT)

TERM OF CITY CORP EXTENDED: The government has amended the City of Panaji
Corporation Act 2002 (Goa Act I of 2003) and issued a notification on
September 30, granting a further extension of six months to the present
Corporation of the City of Panaji with effect from October 1. The number of
councilors to be elected under the Act has now been decreased from 50 to 30.
(H)

KHAKI BOYS ARE FATTENED ON TAX-PAYERS MONIES: "We believe this time your
khaki clad 'law-breakers' have clearly overstepped the boundaries of our
patience and tolerance. Not because we have a short fuse that threatens to
explode every time a new rape is reported.but because we are a population
that is finally beginning to get verbal. In protest. And in disgust. And
rightly so. Patience wears thin when it is taken for granted." (A letter by
Ethel da Costa, Editor "Groove", Tarun Bharat Publications, addressed to the
Chief Minister, with a copy to the Editor-GT)

GOA TOURS EYES FOR RS.5.5-CR TURNOVER: The tour operator Goa Tours Ltd, is
eyeing a turnover of Rs.5.5 crore this season as it begins a series of
charter flights from Russia to Goa starting from October. The company will
operate a series of charter flights from Russia to Goa between October and
May with 180 passengers each week, totaling to more than 5,000 visitors from
Russia in the coming season. The company has tied up with Le Passage to
India for the service and Le Passage would also sell optional tours to the
Russian tourists to visit other parts of the country. The charter market to
Goa in terms of foreign exchange earnings is estimated at Rs.1,500 crore in
the last two financial years. (NT)

GONE GOA? According to reliable sources, the Goa Tourism stall at Otdykh
Leisure travel mart at Moscow, earlier this month, was virtually captured by
some Russian travel agents who were marketing destinations such as Kerala,
the Golden Triangle, Nepal, Turkey, Bali, Thailand and the Emirates, besides
Goa.However, deputy director of tourism, Pamela Mascarenhas, who headed the
delegation to Moscow, denied the allegations. She did not deny the above
mentioned facts though. (GT)

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED: A new website called www.Goainfo.com which has been
launched provides online information on travel, business and shopping news
and lot of other vital information regarding all the business sectors in
Goa. (NT)

BAYWATCHERS TO GUARD BEACH BUMS: The tourism department is planning to
introduce Baywatch style jetskies, inflatable dinghies and safe swimming
havens for the upcoming tourist season on 29 beach stretches along the
105-km coastline of the State. (GT)

TWO ARRESTED: Maina-Curtorim police arrested two persons, Floriano Fernandes
and Carmo Fernandes, both residents of Curtorim, for allegedly assaulting
one Alberto Rebello with a "koita" on September 29 night. (H)

QUEPEM YOUTH ARRESTED FOR APING A GIRL: The Quepem police arrested
29-year-old Vikram Gaunkar, working at a stone quarry at Malocpon-Malkarnem,
for allegedly raping a 22-year-old girl from Malkernem. (NT)

FILM PRINT WARD: A Film Print Ward will be set up in the Old Goa Medical
College Campal premises and guarded round the clock in view of the
International Film Festival of India Goa 2004.The national and international
prints of films, which will be screened during the film festival between 29
November and 10 December, will be kept under tight security to rule out
piracy of films. (GT)

'XAV-GOA" EXHIBITION: "XAV-Goa Exhibition'. A 3-day event takes off at the
St Xavier Higher Secondary School, Mapusa, today at 3.30 pm. The unique
exhibition will provide glimpses of Goa's past as well as the present.
Besides there will be demonstrations on Vegetable Carving and Flower
Arrangement, Goan Music and Folk Dances, sale of handicrafts, delicious
snacks, chemical magic and a whole lot of surprises, according to Merwyn A
Souza, Principal of St Xavier Higher Secondary School. (GoaNOW)

MANDO FESTIVAL COMPETITION: Goa Cultural and Social Centre will be
organizing the 38th Mando festival competition of Mandos, Dulpods and
Operatics on 26th November at Don Bosco Oratory Hall, Panaji. Entry forms
are available with Octavio Rodrigues, near St Inez Post Office, Panaji, and
Tony Barreto, Electricity Dept, 1st Floor, near Ferry Wharf, Panaji. Last
date for entry is 10 November. (GT)

DIRECTIVE ON BEACH SAFETY: The Delhi High Court directive to the Centre to
co-ordinate with the states to provide safety to the people visiting the
"killer beaches". Is timely considering the spate of deaths due to drowning
of the tourists at Goa beaches during recent years. The Court has also
enjoined upon the Union ministries of culture, tourism and environment to
work out plans to safeguard the lives of "innocent tourists visiting
inherently dangerous beaches". (Edit in GT)

INDIA LOSING OUT TO VIETNAM IN CASHEWS: Concerned at India facing the grave
danger of losing its tag of the world's largest cashew exporter to Vietnam's
rapidly growing industry, Indian cashew manufacturers have called for a
concerted effort to increase production and improve standards. Disclosing
this to reporters, the Cashew Export Promotion Council chairman, Mr Bharatan
Pillai said, "Although India exports a total of 1.10 lakh tonne of cashew
kernels per year, its position is under grave threat as Vietnam is fast
catching up in terms of both price and volume of its product." Mr Pillai is
in Goa to attend the two-Indian Cashew Convention 04 to be held from October
3. He stated, "Currently India produces a total of 4.5 lakh tonne of raw
cashew every year and an additional 4.50 lakh tonne is imported, yielding a
finished product of 2 lakh cashew kernels. Out of this 1.10 lakh is exported
while the remaining 90,000 is consumed domestically. (NT)

"IT IS FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME that the helmet issue is brought back to life
to haunt Goa's two-wheeler riders. A purposeful exercise it seems; which is
obviously born out of the nexus between the powers-that-be and the helmet
manufacturers. For they are the ones who have the last laugh, while we are
left with holes in our pockets. Concerned, if they are, then let it be made
mandatory that every two-wheeler sold should be fitted with a helmet box."
(Charlie Paul, Tivim, letter to editor, GT)

BARDEZ TOO FOR COMMON CATTLE POUND: The village Panchayats of
Penha-da-Franca, Socorro and Salvador-do-Mundo have decided to set up a
common cattle pound (at Socorro), instead of a separate pound by each
panchayat, to tackle the problem of stray cattle menace. (H)

TO OPTIMISE USE OF BAMBOO: Scientists from South Asian countries, including
India, discussed means to evolve a network and optimize use of the vast
bamboo resources, particularly in fisheries, at a two-day international
policy workshop on "Bamboo in Fisheries" held at National Institute of
Oceanography. Dr SZ Quasim, vice chairperson of Society for Indian Ocean
Studies, said a great deal of lifestyle in the future will depend on bamboo
and more importantly because it is environment-friendly and its cultivation
can generate a lot of employment to a large number of people, specially
women. (H)

SHADI.COM ON EXPANSION PLAN: Shaadi.com, a matrimonial service provider,
after the successful launch of its first "Shadi Point" center at Dadar in
Mumbai, is expanding its base in Mumbai as well as in other towns and cities
in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa. (H)

TELGU, GOA'S TROPHY BOY: At a tender age of 13 years, Akash Telgu can
rightly be dubbed as a child prodigy. He started riding a motorcycle when he
was just three and half years of age. His craze to be a "Rider Number One"
made him participate in National Dirt Track, Pune, when he was just five
years. (Joaquim Gracias in GT)

NO VIOLENCE, JUST A VIOLIN: The upcoming David Menezes National Violin
Competition Goa 2005 is expected to be a curtain raiser to many more such
events. Says Domingos de Souza, president of Goa Guitar Guild, "We expect a
lot of Goans to come forward and compete with violinists from the rest of
the country." (Paul Fernandes in GT)

MENEZES THEATRE CHAMPS: Menezes Theatre are the winners of the all-Goa
4-a-side soccer tie-breaker tournament, organised by Konkani Non-Stop
Tiatristanchi Sounstha. Menezes Theatre defeated Menino de Bandar in the
finals at the Dando ground in Benaulim.

ST ANTHONY'S "HOT.COM 2004": St Anthony's Academy of Food Services
Management, Curtorim, will organise an all Goa competition named "HOT.COM
2004" for the students of higher secondary schools, to create awareness of
the vast opportunity existing in the hotel and tourism industry. This
competition will be spread over 2 days - 26 and 27 November - and will
consist of four events namely cooking, cocktail making, vegetable carving
and quiz. (GT)

PHD FOR CARMEL LECTURER: Goa University has awarded PhD degree in Physics to
Mr JBC Efrem de Sa, Selection Grade Lecturer, Department of Physics, Carmel
College, Nuvem, for his thesis "Study of Electrical and Magnetic Properties
of NiAs Type Transition Metal Chalcogenides". Mr Efrem is the son of late Mr
Francisco de Sa and Mrs Lia de Sa. (H)

PROF NEWMAN IN NATIONAL MINORITY EDUCATION PANEL: Principal of St Xavier's
College, Prof Newman Fernandes, has been appointed member of the National
Monitoring Committee for Minority Education. Besides monitoring the
implementation of Minorities Education in the Programme of Action prepared
by the Central Government in 1992, this Committee will recommend issues
related to reservation, recognition and evaluation of minority institutions.
Prof Newman Fernandes was transferred to St Xavier's College in October,
2002, and since then, he has worked persistently along with his team to
raise the status of St Xavier's College from "one of the best colleges in
Goa" to "one of the best colleges in India". He piloted the project of
"College with Potential for Excellence" and St Xavier's College was
conferred this status earlier this month and was adjudged as one of the 47
Best Colleges in India, of the entire population of 16,000 colleges. (H)

S P O R T S

PRO LEAGUE FOOTBALL:
Defending champions Salgaocar Sports Club maintained their excellent form
to retain the title outplaying bottom-placed MPT SC 4-0 at Tilak Maidan in
Vasco on September 30. At the end of the 13th round, Salgaocar lead the
table with 28 points, followed by Sporting Clube de Goa with 25 points,
Vasco and Dempo with 22 points each, Fransa 18, Churchill Bros 12, Cabral SC
7 and MPT with 6 points. Salgacoar will play their last league match against
Dempo SC on October 4.
At Fatorda, Dempo SC drubbed Cabral SC 4-1. Renty M Soleye (3) and RC
Prakash scored for the winner while Marcus Peixoto pulled one back for
Cabral.

GOA NETBALL CHAMPS: Goa emerged championship in the 6th West Zone Women's
Netball championship defeated Gujarat by 2209 goals, at Ela Old, Goa. (GT)

D E A T H S
30 Sep: Orlim: FR HILDO MASCARENHAS, Ex-Vicar of Sadolxem, Quelossim,
Curtorim, Utorda and Siridao; son of late Anselmo/late Joanita, brother of
Olivio (UK), Armando and late Ester. Funeral on Oct 1 at 4 pm, Orlim.
25 Sep: Saligao/Vancouver: MALVINA CORDEIRO ATHAIDE; wife of Dileep,
mother of Jacinta, Lucas & Olivia, daughter of Florrie/late Venancio;
daughter-in-law of late Phyllis/late Alexander; sister/sister-in-law of
Maura/Francisco, Merlyn/Oswaldo, Mavis/Pralad, May, Milena/Les;
sister-in-law of Lolita/Allan, Romesh/Viola, Shanti/Alex. Eucharistic
celebration on 2nd October at 10 am at Mae de Deus church, Saligao.
30 Sep: Chinchinim: AUGUSTINHO COUTINHO: husband of Lia, father of Winnie
(Advocate) and late Fina (Hilda) Noronha.
30 Sep: Fatorda: FATIMA FERNANDES: daughter of late Vitaliano/late
Julieta; sister of Agnelo, Basilia and late Blasco.
30 Sep: Varca: SALVASAO FERNANDES E LUIS: wife of late Glorio, mother of
Agnelo (Dubai), Dyna, Rev Fr Patrick (Karwar), Xavier (Dubai),
Socorina/Seby, Lina/Francis.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.6 degC; Min temp: 22.7 degC; Humidity: 87% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: Dull, cloudy morning in Goa today.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-10-01 08:14:03 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 30, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Adlo kall ek videx; thuimsor sogllem dusrech toren
kortat." (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: First session of the Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I"
(Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24, 2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

"BOOK OFFENDERS OF SANGUEM VIOLENCE": Even as the staff and doctors at
Primary Health Centre, Sanguem, appeared to be demoralized by Tuesday's
violence, members of the medical fraternity urged the government to initiate
action against the offenders who assaulted the doctors and damaged public
property. (GT)

TERM OF CITY CORP EXTENDED: The government has amended the City of Panaji
Corporation Act 2002 (Goa Act I of 2003) and issued a notification on
September 30, granting a further extension of six months to the present
Corporation of the City of Panaji with effect from October 1. The number of
councilors to be elected under the Act has now been decreased from 50 to 30.
(H)

KHAKI BOYS ARE FATTENED ON TAX-PAYERS MONIES: "We believe this time your
khaki clad 'law-breakers' have clearly overstepped the boundaries of our
patience and tolerance. Not because we have a short fuse that threatens to
explode every time a new rape is reported.but because we are a population
that is finally beginning to get verbal. In protest. And in disgust. And
rightly so. Patience wears thin when it is taken for granted." (A letter by
Ethel da Costa, Editor "Groove", Tarun Bharat Publications, addressed to the
Chief Minister, with a copy to the Editor-GT)

GOA TOURS EYES FOR RS.5.5-CR TURNOVER: The tour operator Goa Tours Ltd, is
eyeing a turnover of Rs.5.5 crore this season as it begins a series of
charter flights from Russia to Goa starting from October. The company will
operate a series of charter flights from Russia to Goa between October and
May with 180 passengers each week, totaling to more than 5,000 visitors from
Russia in the coming season. The company has tied up with Le Passage to
India for the service and Le Passage would also sell optional tours to the
Russian tourists to visit other parts of the country. The charter market to
Goa in terms of foreign exchange earnings is estimated at Rs.1,500 crore in
the last two financial years. (NT)

GONE GOA? According to reliable sources, the Goa Tourism stall at Otdykh
Leisure travel mart at Moscow, earlier this month, was virtually captured by
some Russian travel agents who were marketing destinations such as Kerala,
the Golden Triangle, Nepal, Turkey, Bali, Thailand and the Emirates, besides
Goa.However, deputy director of tourism, Pamela Mascarenhas, who headed the
delegation to Moscow, denied the allegations. She did not deny the above
mentioned facts though. (GT)

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED: A new website called www.Goainfo.com which has been
launched provides online information on travel, business and shopping news
and lot of other vital information regarding all the business sectors in
Goa. (NT)

BAYWATCHERS TO GUARD BEACH BUMS: The tourism department is planning to
introduce Baywatch style jetskies, inflatable dinghies and safe swimming
havens for the upcoming tourist season on 29 beach stretches along the
105-km coastline of the State. (GT)

TWO ARRESTED: Maina-Curtorim police arrested two persons, Floriano Fernandes
and Carmo Fernandes, both residents of Curtorim, for allegedly assaulting
one Alberto Rebello with a "koita" on September 29 night. (H)

QUEPEM YOUTH ARRESTED FOR APING A GIRL: The Quepem police arrested
29-year-old Vikram Gaunkar, working at a stone quarry at Malocpon-Malkarnem,
for allegedly raping a 22-year-old girl from Malkernem. (NT)

FILM PRINT WARD: A Film Print Ward will be set up in the Old Goa Medical
College Campal premises and guarded round the clock in view of the
International Film Festival of India Goa 2004.The national and international
prints of films, which will be screened during the film festival between 29
November and 10 December, will be kept under tight security to rule out
piracy of films. (GT)

'XAV-GOA" EXHIBITION: "XAV-Goa Exhibition'. A 3-day event takes off at the
St Xavier Higher Secondary School, Mapusa, today at 3.30 pm. The unique
exhibition will provide glimpses of Goa's past as well as the present.
Besides there will be demonstrations on Vegetable Carving and Flower
Arrangement, Goan Music and Folk Dances, sale of handicrafts, delicious
snacks, chemical magic and a whole lot of surprises, according to Merwyn A
Souza, Principal of St Xavier Higher Secondary School. (GoaNOW)

MANDO FESTIVAL COMPETITION: Goa Cultural and Social Centre will be
organizing the 38th Mando festival competition of Mandos, Dulpods and
Operatics on 26th November at Don Bosco Oratory Hall, Panaji. Entry forms
are available with Octavio Rodrigues, near St Inez Post Office, Panaji, and
Tony Barreto, Electricity Dept, 1st Floor, near Ferry Wharf, Panaji. Last
date for entry is 10 November. (GT)

DIRECTIVE ON BEACH SAFETY: The Delhi High Court directive to the Centre to
co-ordinate with the states to provide safety to the people visiting the
"killer beaches". Is timely considering the spate of deaths due to drowning
of the tourists at Goa beaches during recent years. The Court has also
enjoined upon the Union ministries of culture, tourism and environment to
work out plans to safeguard the lives of "innocent tourists visiting
inherently dangerous beaches". (Edit in GT)

INDIA LOSING OUT TO VIETNAM IN CASHEWS: Concerned at India facing the grave
danger of losing its tag of the world's largest cashew exporter to Vietnam's
rapidly growing industry, Indian cashew manufacturers have called for a
concerted effort to increase production and improve standards. Disclosing
this to reporters, the Cashew Export Promotion Council chairman, Mr Bharatan
Pillai said, "Although India exports a total of 1.10 lakh tonne of cashew
kernels per year, its position is under grave threat as Vietnam is fast
catching up in terms of both price and volume of its product." Mr Pillai is
in Goa to attend the two-Indian Cashew Convention 04 to be held from October
3. He stated, "Currently India produces a total of 4.5 lakh tonne of raw
cashew every year and an additional 4.50 lakh tonne is imported, yielding a
finished product of 2 lakh cashew kernels. Out of this 1.10 lakh is exported
while the remaining 90,000 is consumed domestically. (NT)

"IT IS FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME that the helmet issue is brought back to life
to haunt Goa's two-wheeler riders. A purposeful exercise it seems; which is
obviously born out of the nexus between the powers-that-be and the helmet
manufacturers. For they are the ones who have the last laugh, while we are
left with holes in our pockets. Concerned, if they are, then let it be made
mandatory that every two-wheeler sold should be fitted with a helmet box."
(Charlie Paul, Tivim, letter to editor, GT)

BARDEZ TOO FOR COMMON CATTLE POUND: The village Panchayats of
Penha-da-Franca, Socorro and Salvador-do-Mundo have decided to set up a
common cattle pound (at Socorro), instead of a separate pound by each
panchayat, to tackle the problem of stray cattle menace. (H)

TO OPTIMISE USE OF BAMBOO: Scientists from South Asian countries, including
India, discussed means to evolve a network and optimize use of the vast
bamboo resources, particularly in fisheries, at a two-day international
policy workshop on "Bamboo in Fisheries" held at National Institute of
Oceanography. Dr SZ Quasim, vice chairperson of Society for Indian Ocean
Studies, said a great deal of lifestyle in the future will depend on bamboo
and more importantly because it is environment-friendly and its cultivation
can generate a lot of employment to a large number of people, specially
women. (H)

SHADI.COM ON EXPANSION PLAN: Shaadi.com, a matrimonial service provider,
after the successful launch of its first "Shadi Point" center at Dadar in
Mumbai, is expanding its base in Mumbai as well as in other towns and cities
in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa. (H)

TELGU, GOA'S TROPHY BOY: At a tender age of 13 years, Akash Telgu can
rightly be dubbed as a child prodigy. He started riding a motorcycle when he
was just three and half years of age. His craze to be a "Rider Number One"
made him participate in National Dirt Track, Pune, when he was just five
years. (Joaquim Gracias in GT)

NO VIOLENCE, JUST A VIOLIN: The upcoming David Menezes National Violin
Competition Goa 2005 is expected to be a curtain raiser to many more such
events. Says Domingos de Souza, president of Goa Guitar Guild, "We expect a
lot of Goans to come forward and compete with violinists from the rest of
the country." (Paul Fernandes in GT)

MENEZES THEATRE CHAMPS: Menezes Theatre are the winners of the all-Goa
4-a-side soccer tie-breaker tournament, organised by Konkani Non-Stop
Tiatristanchi Sounstha. Menezes Theatre defeated Menino de Bandar in the
finals at the Dando ground in Benaulim.

ST ANTHONY'S "HOT.COM 2004": St Anthony's Academy of Food Services
Management, Curtorim, will organise an all Goa competition named "HOT.COM
2004" for the students of higher secondary schools, to create awareness of
the vast opportunity existing in the hotel and tourism industry. This
competition will be spread over 2 days - 26 and 27 November - and will
consist of four events namely cooking, cocktail making, vegetable carving
and quiz. (GT)

PHD FOR CARMEL LECTURER: Goa University has awarded PhD degree in Physics to
Mr JBC Efrem de Sa, Selection Grade Lecturer, Department of Physics, Carmel
College, Nuvem, for his thesis "Study of Electrical and Magnetic Properties
of NiAs Type Transition Metal Chalcogenides". Mr Efrem is the son of late Mr
Francisco de Sa and Mrs Lia de Sa. (H)

PROF NEWMAN IN NATIONAL MINORITY EDUCATION PANEL: Principal of St Xavier's
College, Prof Newman Fernandes, has been appointed member of the National
Monitoring Committee for Minority Education. Besides monitoring the
implementation of Minorities Education in the Programme of Action prepared
by the Central Government in 1992, this Committee will recommend issues
related to reservation, recognition and evaluation of minority institutions.
Prof Newman Fernandes was transferred to St Xavier's College in October,
2002, and since then, he has worked persistently along with his team to
raise the status of St Xavier's College from "one of the best colleges in
Goa" to "one of the best colleges in India". He piloted the project of
"College with Potential for Excellence" and St Xavier's College was
conferred this status earlier this month and was adjudged as one of the 47
Best Colleges in India, of the entire population of 16,000 colleges. (H)

S P O R T S

PRO LEAGUE FOOTBALL:
Defending champions Salgaocar Sports Club maintained their excellent form
to retain the title outplaying bottom-placed MPT SC 4-0 at Tilak Maidan in
Vasco on September 30. At the end of the 13th round, Salgaocar lead the
table with 28 points, followed by Sporting Clube de Goa with 25 points,
Vasco and Dempo with 22 points each, Fransa 18, Churchill Bros 12, Cabral SC
7 and MPT with 6 points. Salgacoar will play their last league match against
Dempo SC on October 4.
At Fatorda, Dempo SC drubbed Cabral SC 4-1. Renty M Soleye (3) and RC
Prakash scored for the winner while Marcus Peixoto pulled one back for
Cabral.

GOA NETBALL CHAMPS: Goa emerged championship in the 6th West Zone Women's
Netball championship defeated Gujarat by 2209 goals, at Ela Old, Goa. (GT)

D E A T H S
30 Sep: Orlim: FR HILDO MASCARENHAS, Ex-Vicar of Sadolxem, Quelossim,
Curtorim, Utorda and Siridao; son of late Anselmo/late Joanita, brother of
Olivio (UK), Armando and late Ester. Funeral on Oct 1 at 4 pm, Orlim.
25 Sep: Saligao/Vancouver: MALVINA CORDEIRO ATHAIDE; wife of Dileep,
mother of Jacinta, Lucas & Olivia, daughter of Florrie/late Venancio;
daughter-in-law of late Phyllis/late Alexander; sister/sister-in-law of
Maura/Francisco, Merlyn/Oswaldo, Mavis/Pralad, May, Milena/Les;
sister-in-law of Lolita/Allan, Romesh/Viola, Shanti/Alex. Eucharistic
celebration on 2nd October at 10 am at Mae de Deus church, Saligao.
30 Sep: Chinchinim: AUGUSTINHO COUTINHO: husband of Lia, father of Winnie
(Advocate) and late Fina (Hilda) Noronha.
30 Sep: Fatorda: FATIMA FERNANDES: daughter of late Vitaliano/late
Julieta; sister of Agnelo, Basilia and late Blasco.
30 Sep: Varca: SALVASAO FERNANDES E LUIS: wife of late Glorio, mother of
Agnelo (Dubai), Dyna, Rev Fr Patrick (Karwar), Xavier (Dubai),
Socorina/Seby, Lina/Francis.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.6 degC; Min temp: 22.7 degC; Humidity: 87% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: Dull, cloudy morning in Goa today.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-10-01 08:14:03 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 30, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Adlo kall ek videx; thuimsor sogllem dusrech toren
kortat." (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: First session of the Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I"
(Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24, 2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

"BOOK OFFENDERS OF SANGUEM VIOLENCE": Even as the staff and doctors at
Primary Health Centre, Sanguem, appeared to be demoralized by Tuesday's
violence, members of the medical fraternity urged the government to initiate
action against the offenders who assaulted the doctors and damaged public
property. (GT)

TERM OF CITY CORP EXTENDED: The government has amended the City of Panaji
Corporation Act 2002 (Goa Act I of 2003) and issued a notification on
September 30, granting a further extension of six months to the present
Corporation of the City of Panaji with effect from October 1. The number of
councilors to be elected under the Act has now been decreased from 50 to 30.
(H)

KHAKI BOYS ARE FATTENED ON TAX-PAYERS MONIES: "We believe this time your
khaki clad 'law-breakers' have clearly overstepped the boundaries of our
patience and tolerance. Not because we have a short fuse that threatens to
explode every time a new rape is reported.but because we are a population
that is finally beginning to get verbal. In protest. And in disgust. And
rightly so. Patience wears thin when it is taken for granted." (A letter by
Ethel da Costa, Editor "Groove", Tarun Bharat Publications, addressed to the
Chief Minister, with a copy to the Editor-GT)

GOA TOURS EYES FOR RS.5.5-CR TURNOVER: The tour operator Goa Tours Ltd, is
eyeing a turnover of Rs.5.5 crore this season as it begins a series of
charter flights from Russia to Goa starting from October. The company will
operate a series of charter flights from Russia to Goa between October and
May with 180 passengers each week, totaling to more than 5,000 visitors from
Russia in the coming season. The company has tied up with Le Passage to
India for the service and Le Passage would also sell optional tours to the
Russian tourists to visit other parts of the country. The charter market to
Goa in terms of foreign exchange earnings is estimated at Rs.1,500 crore in
the last two financial years. (NT)

GONE GOA? According to reliable sources, the Goa Tourism stall at Otdykh
Leisure travel mart at Moscow, earlier this month, was virtually captured by
some Russian travel agents who were marketing destinations such as Kerala,
the Golden Triangle, Nepal, Turkey, Bali, Thailand and the Emirates, besides
Goa.However, deputy director of tourism, Pamela Mascarenhas, who headed the
delegation to Moscow, denied the allegations. She did not deny the above
mentioned facts though. (GT)

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED: A new website called www.Goainfo.com which has been
launched provides online information on travel, business and shopping news
and lot of other vital information regarding all the business sectors in
Goa. (NT)

BAYWATCHERS TO GUARD BEACH BUMS: The tourism department is planning to
introduce Baywatch style jetskies, inflatable dinghies and safe swimming
havens for the upcoming tourist season on 29 beach stretches along the
105-km coastline of the State. (GT)

TWO ARRESTED: Maina-Curtorim police arrested two persons, Floriano Fernandes
and Carmo Fernandes, both residents of Curtorim, for allegedly assaulting
one Alberto Rebello with a "koita" on September 29 night. (H)

QUEPEM YOUTH ARRESTED FOR APING A GIRL: The Quepem police arrested
29-year-old Vikram Gaunkar, working at a stone quarry at Malocpon-Malkarnem,
for allegedly raping a 22-year-old girl from Malkernem. (NT)

FILM PRINT WARD: A Film Print Ward will be set up in the Old Goa Medical
College Campal premises and guarded round the clock in view of the
International Film Festival of India Goa 2004.The national and international
prints of films, which will be screened during the film festival between 29
November and 10 December, will be kept under tight security to rule out
piracy of films. (GT)

'XAV-GOA" EXHIBITION: "XAV-Goa Exhibition'. A 3-day event takes off at the
St Xavier Higher Secondary School, Mapusa, today at 3.30 pm. The unique
exhibition will provide glimpses of Goa's past as well as the present.
Besides there will be demonstrations on Vegetable Carving and Flower
Arrangement, Goan Music and Folk Dances, sale of handicrafts, delicious
snacks, chemical magic and a whole lot of surprises, according to Merwyn A
Souza, Principal of St Xavier Higher Secondary School. (GoaNOW)

MANDO FESTIVAL COMPETITION: Goa Cultural and Social Centre will be
organizing the 38th Mando festival competition of Mandos, Dulpods and
Operatics on 26th November at Don Bosco Oratory Hall, Panaji. Entry forms
are available with Octavio Rodrigues, near St Inez Post Office, Panaji, and
Tony Barreto, Electricity Dept, 1st Floor, near Ferry Wharf, Panaji. Last
date for entry is 10 November. (GT)

DIRECTIVE ON BEACH SAFETY: The Delhi High Court directive to the Centre to
co-ordinate with the states to provide safety to the people visiting the
"killer beaches". Is timely considering the spate of deaths due to drowning
of the tourists at Goa beaches during recent years. The Court has also
enjoined upon the Union ministries of culture, tourism and environment to
work out plans to safeguard the lives of "innocent tourists visiting
inherently dangerous beaches". (Edit in GT)

INDIA LOSING OUT TO VIETNAM IN CASHEWS: Concerned at India facing the grave
danger of losing its tag of the world's largest cashew exporter to Vietnam's
rapidly growing industry, Indian cashew manufacturers have called for a
concerted effort to increase production and improve standards. Disclosing
this to reporters, the Cashew Export Promotion Council chairman, Mr Bharatan
Pillai said, "Although India exports a total of 1.10 lakh tonne of cashew
kernels per year, its position is under grave threat as Vietnam is fast
catching up in terms of both price and volume of its product." Mr Pillai is
in Goa to attend the two-Indian Cashew Convention 04 to be held from October
3. He stated, "Currently India produces a total of 4.5 lakh tonne of raw
cashew every year and an additional 4.50 lakh tonne is imported, yielding a
finished product of 2 lakh cashew kernels. Out of this 1.10 lakh is exported
while the remaining 90,000 is consumed domestically. (NT)

"IT IS FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME that the helmet issue is brought back to life
to haunt Goa's two-wheeler riders. A purposeful exercise it seems; which is
obviously born out of the nexus between the powers-that-be and the helmet
manufacturers. For they are the ones who have the last laugh, while we are
left with holes in our pockets. Concerned, if they are, then let it be made
mandatory that every two-wheeler sold should be fitted with a helmet box."
(Charlie Paul, Tivim, letter to editor, GT)

BARDEZ TOO FOR COMMON CATTLE POUND: The village Panchayats of
Penha-da-Franca, Socorro and Salvador-do-Mundo have decided to set up a
common cattle pound (at Socorro), instead of a separate pound by each
panchayat, to tackle the problem of stray cattle menace. (H)

TO OPTIMISE USE OF BAMBOO: Scientists from South Asian countries, including
India, discussed means to evolve a network and optimize use of the vast
bamboo resources, particularly in fisheries, at a two-day international
policy workshop on "Bamboo in Fisheries" held at National Institute of
Oceanography. Dr SZ Quasim, vice chairperson of Society for Indian Ocean
Studies, said a great deal of lifestyle in the future will depend on bamboo
and more importantly because it is environment-friendly and its cultivation
can generate a lot of employment to a large number of people, specially
women. (H)

SHADI.COM ON EXPANSION PLAN: Shaadi.com, a matrimonial service provider,
after the successful launch of its first "Shadi Point" center at Dadar in
Mumbai, is expanding its base in Mumbai as well as in other towns and cities
in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa. (H)

TELGU, GOA'S TROPHY BOY: At a tender age of 13 years, Akash Telgu can
rightly be dubbed as a child prodigy. He started riding a motorcycle when he
was just three and half years of age. His craze to be a "Rider Number One"
made him participate in National Dirt Track, Pune, when he was just five
years. (Joaquim Gracias in GT)

NO VIOLENCE, JUST A VIOLIN: The upcoming David Menezes National Violin
Competition Goa 2005 is expected to be a curtain raiser to many more such
events. Says Domingos de Souza, president of Goa Guitar Guild, "We expect a
lot of Goans to come forward and compete with violinists from the rest of
the country." (Paul Fernandes in GT)

MENEZES THEATRE CHAMPS: Menezes Theatre are the winners of the all-Goa
4-a-side soccer tie-breaker tournament, organised by Konkani Non-Stop
Tiatristanchi Sounstha. Menezes Theatre defeated Menino de Bandar in the
finals at the Dando ground in Benaulim.

ST ANTHONY'S "HOT.COM 2004": St Anthony's Academy of Food Services
Management, Curtorim, will organise an all Goa competition named "HOT.COM
2004" for the students of higher secondary schools, to create awareness of
the vast opportunity existing in the hotel and tourism industry. This
competition will be spread over 2 days - 26 and 27 November - and will
consist of four events namely cooking, cocktail making, vegetable carving
and quiz. (GT)

PHD FOR CARMEL LECTURER: Goa University has awarded PhD degree in Physics to
Mr JBC Efrem de Sa, Selection Grade Lecturer, Department of Physics, Carmel
College, Nuvem, for his thesis "Study of Electrical and Magnetic Properties
of NiAs Type Transition Metal Chalcogenides". Mr Efrem is the son of late Mr
Francisco de Sa and Mrs Lia de Sa. (H)

PROF NEWMAN IN NATIONAL MINORITY EDUCATION PANEL: Principal of St Xavier's
College, Prof Newman Fernandes, has been appointed member of the National
Monitoring Committee for Minority Education. Besides monitoring the
implementation of Minorities Education in the Programme of Action prepared
by the Central Government in 1992, this Committee will recommend issues
related to reservation, recognition and evaluation of minority institutions.
Prof Newman Fernandes was transferred to St Xavier's College in October,
2002, and since then, he has worked persistently along with his team to
raise the status of St Xavier's College from "one of the best colleges in
Goa" to "one of the best colleges in India". He piloted the project of
"College with Potential for Excellence" and St Xavier's College was
conferred this status earlier this month and was adjudged as one of the 47
Best Colleges in India, of the entire population of 16,000 colleges. (H)

S P O R T S

PRO LEAGUE FOOTBALL:
Defending champions Salgaocar Sports Club maintained their excellent form
to retain the title outplaying bottom-placed MPT SC 4-0 at Tilak Maidan in
Vasco on September 30. At the end of the 13th round, Salgaocar lead the
table with 28 points, followed by Sporting Clube de Goa with 25 points,
Vasco and Dempo with 22 points each, Fransa 18, Churchill Bros 12, Cabral SC
7 and MPT with 6 points. Salgacoar will play their last league match against
Dempo SC on October 4.
At Fatorda, Dempo SC drubbed Cabral SC 4-1. Renty M Soleye (3) and RC
Prakash scored for the winner while Marcus Peixoto pulled one back for
Cabral.

GOA NETBALL CHAMPS: Goa emerged championship in the 6th West Zone Women's
Netball championship defeated Gujarat by 2209 goals, at Ela Old, Goa. (GT)

D E A T H S
30 Sep: Orlim: FR HILDO MASCARENHAS, Ex-Vicar of Sadolxem, Quelossim,
Curtorim, Utorda and Siridao; son of late Anselmo/late Joanita, brother of
Olivio (UK), Armando and late Ester. Funeral on Oct 1 at 4 pm, Orlim.
25 Sep: Saligao/Vancouver: MALVINA CORDEIRO ATHAIDE; wife of Dileep,
mother of Jacinta, Lucas & Olivia, daughter of Florrie/late Venancio;
daughter-in-law of late Phyllis/late Alexander; sister/sister-in-law of
Maura/Francisco, Merlyn/Oswaldo, Mavis/Pralad, May, Milena/Les;
sister-in-law of Lolita/Allan, Romesh/Viola, Shanti/Alex. Eucharistic
celebration on 2nd October at 10 am at Mae de Deus church, Saligao.
30 Sep: Chinchinim: AUGUSTINHO COUTINHO: husband of Lia, father of Winnie
(Advocate) and late Fina (Hilda) Noronha.
30 Sep: Fatorda: FATIMA FERNANDES: daughter of late Vitaliano/late
Julieta; sister of Agnelo, Basilia and late Blasco.
30 Sep: Varca: SALVASAO FERNANDES E LUIS: wife of late Glorio, mother of
Agnelo (Dubai), Dyna, Rev Fr Patrick (Karwar), Xavier (Dubai),
Socorina/Seby, Lina/Francis.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.6 degC; Min temp: 22.7 degC; Humidity: 87% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: Dull, cloudy morning in Goa today.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.

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