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04 MAY 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
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Joel D'Souza
2003-05-04 07:39:11 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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EdgarStmartins
2003-05-04 13:22:21 UTC
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In a message dated 5/4/03 12:56:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)
Here I read of a young person who has lost his life due to severe head
injuries. Please note that a Rodrigues escaped death. This Cecil Pinto who
has gone underground will not release his 'research' as he calls it to show
that 2 wheel riders in Goa should not wear helmets. He has the guts to call
me a coward because I did not CC the posting to Aiyres Rodrigues whose e-mail
address I did not possess.

This Milagres which means miracles in Portuguese has probably
children and family who have to mourn his loss for not protecting his head.
If anyone knows this Cecil, could he please inform me if he rides a 2
wheeler? Thanks.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-04 16:23:00 UTC
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Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
Floriano Lobo
2003-05-05 02:05:53 UTC
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I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Aloysius D'Souza
2003-05-05 01:12:08 UTC
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This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
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From: Gilbert Lawrence <gilbertlaw at adelphia.net>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 9:53 PM
Subject: RE: [Goanet] 04 MAY 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
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Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Floriano Lobo
2003-05-05 02:05:53 UTC
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I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Aloysius D'Souza
2003-05-05 01:12:08 UTC
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This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
----- Original Message -----
From: Gilbert Lawrence <gilbertlaw at adelphia.net>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 9:53 PM
Subject: RE: [Goanet] 04 MAY 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
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Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Floriano Lobo
2003-05-05 02:05:53 UTC
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I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Aloysius D'Souza
2003-05-05 01:12:08 UTC
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This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
----- Original Message -----
From: Gilbert Lawrence <gilbertlaw at adelphia.net>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 9:53 PM
Subject: RE: [Goanet] 04 MAY 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
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Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Floriano Lobo
2003-05-05 02:05:53 UTC
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I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Aloysius D'Souza
2003-05-05 01:12:08 UTC
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This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
----- Original Message -----
From: Gilbert Lawrence <gilbertlaw at adelphia.net>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 9:53 PM
Subject: RE: [Goanet] 04 MAY 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
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Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Floriano Lobo
2003-05-05 02:05:53 UTC
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I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Aloysius D'Souza
2003-05-05 01:12:08 UTC
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This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
----- Original Message -----
From: Gilbert Lawrence <gilbertlaw at adelphia.net>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 9:53 PM
Subject: RE: [Goanet] 04 MAY 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
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Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Floriano Lobo
2003-05-05 02:05:53 UTC
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I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Aloysius D'Souza
2003-05-05 01:12:08 UTC
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This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
----- Original Message -----
From: Gilbert Lawrence <gilbertlaw at adelphia.net>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 9:53 PM
Subject: RE: [Goanet] 04 MAY 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
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Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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Floriano Lobo
2003-05-05 02:05:53 UTC
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I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
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2003-05-05 01:12:08 UTC
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This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
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2003-05-05 01:53:01 UTC
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In a message dated 5/4/03 3:26:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
gilbertlaw at adelphia.net writes:

<<
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
This is the most ignorant posting I have read for a long time. He who
has composed this is bereft of logic. He never asks what the government is
there for. I live in a country that legislates for the good of its citizens.
Let me tell this knucklehead a law in what a Goan erroneously considers a
backward country.

That country is Trinidad which though tiny, has produced a Nobel
Prize winner for literature, a world class sprinter and a batsman on par with
Sachin Tendulkar.
After 7 p.m. a cyclist must have a light. I mean a cyclist and not a
motorcyclist. If a rider has a puncture and has no lights, he must lift the
bike on his head and not move it with the wheels on the road.

I have said that Goans have a proclivity for thieving. They also like
to argue. Where on earth has one seen the antics of two wheel riders. They
ride side by side on Goan roads while chatting. Most accidents on Goa's roads
are due to the carelessness of the drivers. Goans must learn to obey orders
and the law in particular. As Dr. Colaco has written, they have hard heads
and Mr. Lawrence, you are no exception. I have no patience for nonsence and I
will say so. Cecil and Aiyres share this distinction with you.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-05 23:21:50 UTC
Permalink
Re: JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the
local
Press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the
forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)


Response: Great Job! This is doing something about it not just talking
(or...writing) about it. The press union needs an award for this. Shame
on the minister! Regards, GL
ramya katti
2003-05-06 06:11:20 UTC
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hai,wil you plz get me the email id of PM RODRIGUES, PRIEST AGNL ASHRAM.VERNA, GOARAMYA

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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 12:22:44 UTC
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In a message dated 5/5/03 12:19:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
deepaloy at vsnl.com writes:

<<
This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
Thanks Al for the above. I ask Goans to stand near the edifice close to
the market where the army has its barracks. Notice that on the hottest day in
the year and you will see soldiers riding Royal Enfield motor cycles (O.
green) and evey soldier will have an army helmet. The army is interested in
the wellbeing of their dependants. I have never heard BS regarding the
wearing of helmets and the democratic rights of individuals. My postings are
not disected and my arguments are ignored. The state has a responsibility
towards its citizens and to avoid the heavy burden amd trauma placed on the
shoulders of tax payers to carry and care for injured two wheelers.

I repeat that I have been riding two wheelers for many decades in
Africa, Britain, Canada and I have a scooter in Goa which I was using till
March 2003. I have personally felt the risk I have taken every time I have
used it. I had started taking the bus often.

I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler without a crash
helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense of being carried and
cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense. I am surprised that the
leader of a moribund party in Goa has entered the fray in favour of making
the family responsible for the carelessness of the rider. What if one has no
family to insist on the wearing of the helmet? Do those like Cecil, GL,
Aiyres, a Figuerido and this despicable aspirant to public office ride two
wheelers? I doubt it for I do on Goan roads.

I wish other Goans would participate in this discussion which is
robbing our Goan youth of its members by avoidable accidents.

Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 18:20:34 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 10:54:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
hobcraft at goatelecom.com writes:

<<
I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
#####################################################################
Floriano, I see a fluctuation in your views. You do not contradict me
but put new obstacles in the path of progress. Let me explain.

You put the onus above on the family to see that a two whell rider
wears a helmet. Then you go into a polemical discussion on the shortcomings
of the government who do not provide adequate busses and tell us that if and
when Goans have a Goa Suraj government the people of Goa will not need two
wheelers. Furthermore, you criticize the standard and quality of helmets sold
in Goa. Here is something for you to reflect on. I have lived in Goa when
busses ran eratically and they were not comfortable. I walked and did not
complain for this would not alleviate my situation. Today, the situation is
much improved, believe me. Stop complaining. The Government (RTA) must
swindle money and hence, we lack the resourses to obviate this helmet problem.

I own a scooter and I took a helmet with me to Goa. Many who have
died due to head injuries did not wear a helmet, not because the quality of
the helmets sold in Goa was poor but because they felt comfortable without
one. Austin Soares often travelled abroad and his wife is an Aussie. I have
just had an e-mail from a lady who rides a bike daily and writes to say that
due to the heat her head itched and she has discontinued the habit. But now
she swears that she will wear one.

I have never maintained that everyone wearing a helmet will be saved
from death. Other factors are involved like the impact of the collission and
the speed of the moving object. It is like sitting in a bus without a
guarantee that you will be saved if you sat at the back, front or the side of
the bus. Same goes with planes.

Please concentrate on the following:

1. Is wearing a helmet safer than not wearing one?

2. Should the taxpayer be responsible to defray the cost of the
ambulance and treatment?

3. Is there no trauma and stress borne by the family? Do you feel that
the children should cope without a bread winner?

I am grieved that your brother who wore a helmet died. I maintain that
even a paper mache helmet is better than no helmet. If you wait for the
Government to provide an infrastructure and tip top bus service, there will
be no passengers to ride the busses (when Goa Suraj comes to power) as people
in graves do not need to move.

Above all, we as Goans must learn discipline and not rebel (and argue) at
every opportunity. There are virtues in obeying parents and government laws
even if they are wrong. There is much to say of a kid who disobeys his
parents even if what he is asked to perform is wrong. From obeying we learn
discipline and from discipline we learn to reason.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-06 23:08:14 UTC
Permalink
Edgar Martins: I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler
without a crash helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense
of being carried and cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense.

Response: Was this not the point that I was making (though in a polite
and reasoned fashion)? Regards, GL
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-04 07:39:11 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-04 13:22:21 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 12:56:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)
Here I read of a young person who has lost his life due to severe head
injuries. Please note that a Rodrigues escaped death. This Cecil Pinto who
has gone underground will not release his 'research' as he calls it to show
that 2 wheel riders in Goa should not wear helmets. He has the guts to call
me a coward because I did not CC the posting to Aiyres Rodrigues whose e-mail
address I did not possess.

This Milagres which means miracles in Portuguese has probably
children and family who have to mourn his loss for not protecting his head.
If anyone knows this Cecil, could he please inform me if he rides a 2
wheeler? Thanks.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-04 16:23:00 UTC
Permalink
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-05 01:53:01 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 3:26:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
gilbertlaw at adelphia.net writes:

<<
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
This is the most ignorant posting I have read for a long time. He who
has composed this is bereft of logic. He never asks what the government is
there for. I live in a country that legislates for the good of its citizens.
Let me tell this knucklehead a law in what a Goan erroneously considers a
backward country.

That country is Trinidad which though tiny, has produced a Nobel
Prize winner for literature, a world class sprinter and a batsman on par with
Sachin Tendulkar.
After 7 p.m. a cyclist must have a light. I mean a cyclist and not a
motorcyclist. If a rider has a puncture and has no lights, he must lift the
bike on his head and not move it with the wheels on the road.

I have said that Goans have a proclivity for thieving. They also like
to argue. Where on earth has one seen the antics of two wheel riders. They
ride side by side on Goan roads while chatting. Most accidents on Goa's roads
are due to the carelessness of the drivers. Goans must learn to obey orders
and the law in particular. As Dr. Colaco has written, they have hard heads
and Mr. Lawrence, you are no exception. I have no patience for nonsence and I
will say so. Cecil and Aiyres share this distinction with you.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-05 23:21:50 UTC
Permalink
Re: JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the
local
Press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the
forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)


Response: Great Job! This is doing something about it not just talking
(or...writing) about it. The press union needs an award for this. Shame
on the minister! Regards, GL
ramya katti
2003-05-06 06:11:20 UTC
Permalink
hai,wil you plz get me the email id of PM RODRIGUES, PRIEST AGNL ASHRAM.VERNA, GOARAMYA

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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
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Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow



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EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 12:22:44 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/5/03 12:19:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
deepaloy at vsnl.com writes:

<<
This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
Thanks Al for the above. I ask Goans to stand near the edifice close to
the market where the army has its barracks. Notice that on the hottest day in
the year and you will see soldiers riding Royal Enfield motor cycles (O.
green) and evey soldier will have an army helmet. The army is interested in
the wellbeing of their dependants. I have never heard BS regarding the
wearing of helmets and the democratic rights of individuals. My postings are
not disected and my arguments are ignored. The state has a responsibility
towards its citizens and to avoid the heavy burden amd trauma placed on the
shoulders of tax payers to carry and care for injured two wheelers.

I repeat that I have been riding two wheelers for many decades in
Africa, Britain, Canada and I have a scooter in Goa which I was using till
March 2003. I have personally felt the risk I have taken every time I have
used it. I had started taking the bus often.

I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler without a crash
helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense of being carried and
cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense. I am surprised that the
leader of a moribund party in Goa has entered the fray in favour of making
the family responsible for the carelessness of the rider. What if one has no
family to insist on the wearing of the helmet? Do those like Cecil, GL,
Aiyres, a Figuerido and this despicable aspirant to public office ride two
wheelers? I doubt it for I do on Goan roads.

I wish other Goans would participate in this discussion which is
robbing our Goan youth of its members by avoidable accidents.

Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 18:20:34 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 10:54:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
hobcraft at goatelecom.com writes:

<<
I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
#####################################################################
Floriano, I see a fluctuation in your views. You do not contradict me
but put new obstacles in the path of progress. Let me explain.

You put the onus above on the family to see that a two whell rider
wears a helmet. Then you go into a polemical discussion on the shortcomings
of the government who do not provide adequate busses and tell us that if and
when Goans have a Goa Suraj government the people of Goa will not need two
wheelers. Furthermore, you criticize the standard and quality of helmets sold
in Goa. Here is something for you to reflect on. I have lived in Goa when
busses ran eratically and they were not comfortable. I walked and did not
complain for this would not alleviate my situation. Today, the situation is
much improved, believe me. Stop complaining. The Government (RTA) must
swindle money and hence, we lack the resourses to obviate this helmet problem.

I own a scooter and I took a helmet with me to Goa. Many who have
died due to head injuries did not wear a helmet, not because the quality of
the helmets sold in Goa was poor but because they felt comfortable without
one. Austin Soares often travelled abroad and his wife is an Aussie. I have
just had an e-mail from a lady who rides a bike daily and writes to say that
due to the heat her head itched and she has discontinued the habit. But now
she swears that she will wear one.

I have never maintained that everyone wearing a helmet will be saved
from death. Other factors are involved like the impact of the collission and
the speed of the moving object. It is like sitting in a bus without a
guarantee that you will be saved if you sat at the back, front or the side of
the bus. Same goes with planes.

Please concentrate on the following:

1. Is wearing a helmet safer than not wearing one?

2. Should the taxpayer be responsible to defray the cost of the
ambulance and treatment?

3. Is there no trauma and stress borne by the family? Do you feel that
the children should cope without a bread winner?

I am grieved that your brother who wore a helmet died. I maintain that
even a paper mache helmet is better than no helmet. If you wait for the
Government to provide an infrastructure and tip top bus service, there will
be no passengers to ride the busses (when Goa Suraj comes to power) as people
in graves do not need to move.

Above all, we as Goans must learn discipline and not rebel (and argue) at
every opportunity. There are virtues in obeying parents and government laws
even if they are wrong. There is much to say of a kid who disobeys his
parents even if what he is asked to perform is wrong. From obeying we learn
discipline and from discipline we learn to reason.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-06 23:08:14 UTC
Permalink
Edgar Martins: I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler
without a crash helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense
of being carried and cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense.

Response: Was this not the point that I was making (though in a polite
and reasoned fashion)? Regards, GL
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-04 07:39:11 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
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EdgarStmartins
2003-05-04 13:22:21 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 12:56:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)
Here I read of a young person who has lost his life due to severe head
injuries. Please note that a Rodrigues escaped death. This Cecil Pinto who
has gone underground will not release his 'research' as he calls it to show
that 2 wheel riders in Goa should not wear helmets. He has the guts to call
me a coward because I did not CC the posting to Aiyres Rodrigues whose e-mail
address I did not possess.

This Milagres which means miracles in Portuguese has probably
children and family who have to mourn his loss for not protecting his head.
If anyone knows this Cecil, could he please inform me if he rides a 2
wheeler? Thanks.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-04 16:23:00 UTC
Permalink
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-05 01:53:01 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 3:26:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
gilbertlaw at adelphia.net writes:

<<
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
This is the most ignorant posting I have read for a long time. He who
has composed this is bereft of logic. He never asks what the government is
there for. I live in a country that legislates for the good of its citizens.
Let me tell this knucklehead a law in what a Goan erroneously considers a
backward country.

That country is Trinidad which though tiny, has produced a Nobel
Prize winner for literature, a world class sprinter and a batsman on par with
Sachin Tendulkar.
After 7 p.m. a cyclist must have a light. I mean a cyclist and not a
motorcyclist. If a rider has a puncture and has no lights, he must lift the
bike on his head and not move it with the wheels on the road.

I have said that Goans have a proclivity for thieving. They also like
to argue. Where on earth has one seen the antics of two wheel riders. They
ride side by side on Goan roads while chatting. Most accidents on Goa's roads
are due to the carelessness of the drivers. Goans must learn to obey orders
and the law in particular. As Dr. Colaco has written, they have hard heads
and Mr. Lawrence, you are no exception. I have no patience for nonsence and I
will say so. Cecil and Aiyres share this distinction with you.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-05 23:21:50 UTC
Permalink
Re: JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the
local
Press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the
forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)


Response: Great Job! This is doing something about it not just talking
(or...writing) about it. The press union needs an award for this. Shame
on the minister! Regards, GL
ramya katti
2003-05-06 06:11:20 UTC
Permalink
hai,wil you plz get me the email id of PM RODRIGUES, PRIEST AGNL ASHRAM.VERNA, GOARAMYA

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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

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EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 12:22:44 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/5/03 12:19:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
deepaloy at vsnl.com writes:

<<
This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
Thanks Al for the above. I ask Goans to stand near the edifice close to
the market where the army has its barracks. Notice that on the hottest day in
the year and you will see soldiers riding Royal Enfield motor cycles (O.
green) and evey soldier will have an army helmet. The army is interested in
the wellbeing of their dependants. I have never heard BS regarding the
wearing of helmets and the democratic rights of individuals. My postings are
not disected and my arguments are ignored. The state has a responsibility
towards its citizens and to avoid the heavy burden amd trauma placed on the
shoulders of tax payers to carry and care for injured two wheelers.

I repeat that I have been riding two wheelers for many decades in
Africa, Britain, Canada and I have a scooter in Goa which I was using till
March 2003. I have personally felt the risk I have taken every time I have
used it. I had started taking the bus often.

I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler without a crash
helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense of being carried and
cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense. I am surprised that the
leader of a moribund party in Goa has entered the fray in favour of making
the family responsible for the carelessness of the rider. What if one has no
family to insist on the wearing of the helmet? Do those like Cecil, GL,
Aiyres, a Figuerido and this despicable aspirant to public office ride two
wheelers? I doubt it for I do on Goan roads.

I wish other Goans would participate in this discussion which is
robbing our Goan youth of its members by avoidable accidents.

Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 18:20:34 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 10:54:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
hobcraft at goatelecom.com writes:

<<
I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
#####################################################################
Floriano, I see a fluctuation in your views. You do not contradict me
but put new obstacles in the path of progress. Let me explain.

You put the onus above on the family to see that a two whell rider
wears a helmet. Then you go into a polemical discussion on the shortcomings
of the government who do not provide adequate busses and tell us that if and
when Goans have a Goa Suraj government the people of Goa will not need two
wheelers. Furthermore, you criticize the standard and quality of helmets sold
in Goa. Here is something for you to reflect on. I have lived in Goa when
busses ran eratically and they were not comfortable. I walked and did not
complain for this would not alleviate my situation. Today, the situation is
much improved, believe me. Stop complaining. The Government (RTA) must
swindle money and hence, we lack the resourses to obviate this helmet problem.

I own a scooter and I took a helmet with me to Goa. Many who have
died due to head injuries did not wear a helmet, not because the quality of
the helmets sold in Goa was poor but because they felt comfortable without
one. Austin Soares often travelled abroad and his wife is an Aussie. I have
just had an e-mail from a lady who rides a bike daily and writes to say that
due to the heat her head itched and she has discontinued the habit. But now
she swears that she will wear one.

I have never maintained that everyone wearing a helmet will be saved
from death. Other factors are involved like the impact of the collission and
the speed of the moving object. It is like sitting in a bus without a
guarantee that you will be saved if you sat at the back, front or the side of
the bus. Same goes with planes.

Please concentrate on the following:

1. Is wearing a helmet safer than not wearing one?

2. Should the taxpayer be responsible to defray the cost of the
ambulance and treatment?

3. Is there no trauma and stress borne by the family? Do you feel that
the children should cope without a bread winner?

I am grieved that your brother who wore a helmet died. I maintain that
even a paper mache helmet is better than no helmet. If you wait for the
Government to provide an infrastructure and tip top bus service, there will
be no passengers to ride the busses (when Goa Suraj comes to power) as people
in graves do not need to move.

Above all, we as Goans must learn discipline and not rebel (and argue) at
every opportunity. There are virtues in obeying parents and government laws
even if they are wrong. There is much to say of a kid who disobeys his
parents even if what he is asked to perform is wrong. From obeying we learn
discipline and from discipline we learn to reason.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-06 23:08:14 UTC
Permalink
Edgar Martins: I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler
without a crash helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense
of being carried and cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense.

Response: Was this not the point that I was making (though in a polite
and reasoned fashion)? Regards, GL
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-04 07:39:11 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-04 13:22:21 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 12:56:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)
Here I read of a young person who has lost his life due to severe head
injuries. Please note that a Rodrigues escaped death. This Cecil Pinto who
has gone underground will not release his 'research' as he calls it to show
that 2 wheel riders in Goa should not wear helmets. He has the guts to call
me a coward because I did not CC the posting to Aiyres Rodrigues whose e-mail
address I did not possess.

This Milagres which means miracles in Portuguese has probably
children and family who have to mourn his loss for not protecting his head.
If anyone knows this Cecil, could he please inform me if he rides a 2
wheeler? Thanks.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-04 16:23:00 UTC
Permalink
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-05 01:53:01 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 3:26:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
gilbertlaw at adelphia.net writes:

<<
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
This is the most ignorant posting I have read for a long time. He who
has composed this is bereft of logic. He never asks what the government is
there for. I live in a country that legislates for the good of its citizens.
Let me tell this knucklehead a law in what a Goan erroneously considers a
backward country.

That country is Trinidad which though tiny, has produced a Nobel
Prize winner for literature, a world class sprinter and a batsman on par with
Sachin Tendulkar.
After 7 p.m. a cyclist must have a light. I mean a cyclist and not a
motorcyclist. If a rider has a puncture and has no lights, he must lift the
bike on his head and not move it with the wheels on the road.

I have said that Goans have a proclivity for thieving. They also like
to argue. Where on earth has one seen the antics of two wheel riders. They
ride side by side on Goan roads while chatting. Most accidents on Goa's roads
are due to the carelessness of the drivers. Goans must learn to obey orders
and the law in particular. As Dr. Colaco has written, they have hard heads
and Mr. Lawrence, you are no exception. I have no patience for nonsence and I
will say so. Cecil and Aiyres share this distinction with you.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-05 23:21:50 UTC
Permalink
Re: JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the
local
Press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the
forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)


Response: Great Job! This is doing something about it not just talking
(or...writing) about it. The press union needs an award for this. Shame
on the minister! Regards, GL
ramya katti
2003-05-06 06:11:20 UTC
Permalink
hai,wil you plz get me the email id of PM RODRIGUES, PRIEST AGNL ASHRAM.VERNA, GOARAMYA

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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 12:22:44 UTC
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In a message dated 5/5/03 12:19:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
deepaloy at vsnl.com writes:

<<
This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
Thanks Al for the above. I ask Goans to stand near the edifice close to
the market where the army has its barracks. Notice that on the hottest day in
the year and you will see soldiers riding Royal Enfield motor cycles (O.
green) and evey soldier will have an army helmet. The army is interested in
the wellbeing of their dependants. I have never heard BS regarding the
wearing of helmets and the democratic rights of individuals. My postings are
not disected and my arguments are ignored. The state has a responsibility
towards its citizens and to avoid the heavy burden amd trauma placed on the
shoulders of tax payers to carry and care for injured two wheelers.

I repeat that I have been riding two wheelers for many decades in
Africa, Britain, Canada and I have a scooter in Goa which I was using till
March 2003. I have personally felt the risk I have taken every time I have
used it. I had started taking the bus often.

I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler without a crash
helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense of being carried and
cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense. I am surprised that the
leader of a moribund party in Goa has entered the fray in favour of making
the family responsible for the carelessness of the rider. What if one has no
family to insist on the wearing of the helmet? Do those like Cecil, GL,
Aiyres, a Figuerido and this despicable aspirant to public office ride two
wheelers? I doubt it for I do on Goan roads.

I wish other Goans would participate in this discussion which is
robbing our Goan youth of its members by avoidable accidents.

Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 18:20:34 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 10:54:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
hobcraft at goatelecom.com writes:

<<
I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
#####################################################################
Floriano, I see a fluctuation in your views. You do not contradict me
but put new obstacles in the path of progress. Let me explain.

You put the onus above on the family to see that a two whell rider
wears a helmet. Then you go into a polemical discussion on the shortcomings
of the government who do not provide adequate busses and tell us that if and
when Goans have a Goa Suraj government the people of Goa will not need two
wheelers. Furthermore, you criticize the standard and quality of helmets sold
in Goa. Here is something for you to reflect on. I have lived in Goa when
busses ran eratically and they were not comfortable. I walked and did not
complain for this would not alleviate my situation. Today, the situation is
much improved, believe me. Stop complaining. The Government (RTA) must
swindle money and hence, we lack the resourses to obviate this helmet problem.

I own a scooter and I took a helmet with me to Goa. Many who have
died due to head injuries did not wear a helmet, not because the quality of
the helmets sold in Goa was poor but because they felt comfortable without
one. Austin Soares often travelled abroad and his wife is an Aussie. I have
just had an e-mail from a lady who rides a bike daily and writes to say that
due to the heat her head itched and she has discontinued the habit. But now
she swears that she will wear one.

I have never maintained that everyone wearing a helmet will be saved
from death. Other factors are involved like the impact of the collission and
the speed of the moving object. It is like sitting in a bus without a
guarantee that you will be saved if you sat at the back, front or the side of
the bus. Same goes with planes.

Please concentrate on the following:

1. Is wearing a helmet safer than not wearing one?

2. Should the taxpayer be responsible to defray the cost of the
ambulance and treatment?

3. Is there no trauma and stress borne by the family? Do you feel that
the children should cope without a bread winner?

I am grieved that your brother who wore a helmet died. I maintain that
even a paper mache helmet is better than no helmet. If you wait for the
Government to provide an infrastructure and tip top bus service, there will
be no passengers to ride the busses (when Goa Suraj comes to power) as people
in graves do not need to move.

Above all, we as Goans must learn discipline and not rebel (and argue) at
every opportunity. There are virtues in obeying parents and government laws
even if they are wrong. There is much to say of a kid who disobeys his
parents even if what he is asked to perform is wrong. From obeying we learn
discipline and from discipline we learn to reason.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-06 23:08:14 UTC
Permalink
Edgar Martins: I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler
without a crash helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense
of being carried and cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense.

Response: Was this not the point that I was making (though in a polite
and reasoned fashion)? Regards, GL
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-04 07:39:11 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-04 13:22:21 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 12:56:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)
Here I read of a young person who has lost his life due to severe head
injuries. Please note that a Rodrigues escaped death. This Cecil Pinto who
has gone underground will not release his 'research' as he calls it to show
that 2 wheel riders in Goa should not wear helmets. He has the guts to call
me a coward because I did not CC the posting to Aiyres Rodrigues whose e-mail
address I did not possess.

This Milagres which means miracles in Portuguese has probably
children and family who have to mourn his loss for not protecting his head.
If anyone knows this Cecil, could he please inform me if he rides a 2
wheeler? Thanks.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-04 16:23:00 UTC
Permalink
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-05 01:53:01 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 3:26:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
gilbertlaw at adelphia.net writes:

<<
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
This is the most ignorant posting I have read for a long time. He who
has composed this is bereft of logic. He never asks what the government is
there for. I live in a country that legislates for the good of its citizens.
Let me tell this knucklehead a law in what a Goan erroneously considers a
backward country.

That country is Trinidad which though tiny, has produced a Nobel
Prize winner for literature, a world class sprinter and a batsman on par with
Sachin Tendulkar.
After 7 p.m. a cyclist must have a light. I mean a cyclist and not a
motorcyclist. If a rider has a puncture and has no lights, he must lift the
bike on his head and not move it with the wheels on the road.

I have said that Goans have a proclivity for thieving. They also like
to argue. Where on earth has one seen the antics of two wheel riders. They
ride side by side on Goan roads while chatting. Most accidents on Goa's roads
are due to the carelessness of the drivers. Goans must learn to obey orders
and the law in particular. As Dr. Colaco has written, they have hard heads
and Mr. Lawrence, you are no exception. I have no patience for nonsence and I
will say so. Cecil and Aiyres share this distinction with you.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-05 23:21:50 UTC
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Re: JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the
local
Press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the
forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)


Response: Great Job! This is doing something about it not just talking
(or...writing) about it. The press union needs an award for this. Shame
on the minister! Regards, GL
ramya katti
2003-05-06 06:11:20 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 12:22:44 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/5/03 12:19:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
deepaloy at vsnl.com writes:

<<
This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
Thanks Al for the above. I ask Goans to stand near the edifice close to
the market where the army has its barracks. Notice that on the hottest day in
the year and you will see soldiers riding Royal Enfield motor cycles (O.
green) and evey soldier will have an army helmet. The army is interested in
the wellbeing of their dependants. I have never heard BS regarding the
wearing of helmets and the democratic rights of individuals. My postings are
not disected and my arguments are ignored. The state has a responsibility
towards its citizens and to avoid the heavy burden amd trauma placed on the
shoulders of tax payers to carry and care for injured two wheelers.

I repeat that I have been riding two wheelers for many decades in
Africa, Britain, Canada and I have a scooter in Goa which I was using till
March 2003. I have personally felt the risk I have taken every time I have
used it. I had started taking the bus often.

I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler without a crash
helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense of being carried and
cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense. I am surprised that the
leader of a moribund party in Goa has entered the fray in favour of making
the family responsible for the carelessness of the rider. What if one has no
family to insist on the wearing of the helmet? Do those like Cecil, GL,
Aiyres, a Figuerido and this despicable aspirant to public office ride two
wheelers? I doubt it for I do on Goan roads.

I wish other Goans would participate in this discussion which is
robbing our Goan youth of its members by avoidable accidents.

Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 18:20:34 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 10:54:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
hobcraft at goatelecom.com writes:

<<
I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
#####################################################################
Floriano, I see a fluctuation in your views. You do not contradict me
but put new obstacles in the path of progress. Let me explain.

You put the onus above on the family to see that a two whell rider
wears a helmet. Then you go into a polemical discussion on the shortcomings
of the government who do not provide adequate busses and tell us that if and
when Goans have a Goa Suraj government the people of Goa will not need two
wheelers. Furthermore, you criticize the standard and quality of helmets sold
in Goa. Here is something for you to reflect on. I have lived in Goa when
busses ran eratically and they were not comfortable. I walked and did not
complain for this would not alleviate my situation. Today, the situation is
much improved, believe me. Stop complaining. The Government (RTA) must
swindle money and hence, we lack the resourses to obviate this helmet problem.

I own a scooter and I took a helmet with me to Goa. Many who have
died due to head injuries did not wear a helmet, not because the quality of
the helmets sold in Goa was poor but because they felt comfortable without
one. Austin Soares often travelled abroad and his wife is an Aussie. I have
just had an e-mail from a lady who rides a bike daily and writes to say that
due to the heat her head itched and she has discontinued the habit. But now
she swears that she will wear one.

I have never maintained that everyone wearing a helmet will be saved
from death. Other factors are involved like the impact of the collission and
the speed of the moving object. It is like sitting in a bus without a
guarantee that you will be saved if you sat at the back, front or the side of
the bus. Same goes with planes.

Please concentrate on the following:

1. Is wearing a helmet safer than not wearing one?

2. Should the taxpayer be responsible to defray the cost of the
ambulance and treatment?

3. Is there no trauma and stress borne by the family? Do you feel that
the children should cope without a bread winner?

I am grieved that your brother who wore a helmet died. I maintain that
even a paper mache helmet is better than no helmet. If you wait for the
Government to provide an infrastructure and tip top bus service, there will
be no passengers to ride the busses (when Goa Suraj comes to power) as people
in graves do not need to move.

Above all, we as Goans must learn discipline and not rebel (and argue) at
every opportunity. There are virtues in obeying parents and government laws
even if they are wrong. There is much to say of a kid who disobeys his
parents even if what he is asked to perform is wrong. From obeying we learn
discipline and from discipline we learn to reason.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-06 23:08:14 UTC
Permalink
Edgar Martins: I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler
without a crash helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense
of being carried and cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense.

Response: Was this not the point that I was making (though in a polite
and reasoned fashion)? Regards, GL
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-04 07:39:11 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-04 13:22:21 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 12:56:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)
Here I read of a young person who has lost his life due to severe head
injuries. Please note that a Rodrigues escaped death. This Cecil Pinto who
has gone underground will not release his 'research' as he calls it to show
that 2 wheel riders in Goa should not wear helmets. He has the guts to call
me a coward because I did not CC the posting to Aiyres Rodrigues whose e-mail
address I did not possess.

This Milagres which means miracles in Portuguese has probably
children and family who have to mourn his loss for not protecting his head.
If anyone knows this Cecil, could he please inform me if he rides a 2
wheeler? Thanks.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-04 16:23:00 UTC
Permalink
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-05 01:53:01 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 3:26:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
gilbertlaw at adelphia.net writes:

<<
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
This is the most ignorant posting I have read for a long time. He who
has composed this is bereft of logic. He never asks what the government is
there for. I live in a country that legislates for the good of its citizens.
Let me tell this knucklehead a law in what a Goan erroneously considers a
backward country.

That country is Trinidad which though tiny, has produced a Nobel
Prize winner for literature, a world class sprinter and a batsman on par with
Sachin Tendulkar.
After 7 p.m. a cyclist must have a light. I mean a cyclist and not a
motorcyclist. If a rider has a puncture and has no lights, he must lift the
bike on his head and not move it with the wheels on the road.

I have said that Goans have a proclivity for thieving. They also like
to argue. Where on earth has one seen the antics of two wheel riders. They
ride side by side on Goan roads while chatting. Most accidents on Goa's roads
are due to the carelessness of the drivers. Goans must learn to obey orders
and the law in particular. As Dr. Colaco has written, they have hard heads
and Mr. Lawrence, you are no exception. I have no patience for nonsence and I
will say so. Cecil and Aiyres share this distinction with you.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-05 23:21:50 UTC
Permalink
Re: JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the
local
Press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the
forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)


Response: Great Job! This is doing something about it not just talking
(or...writing) about it. The press union needs an award for this. Shame
on the minister! Regards, GL
ramya katti
2003-05-06 06:11:20 UTC
Permalink
hai,wil you plz get me the email id of PM RODRIGUES, PRIEST AGNL ASHRAM.VERNA, GOARAMYA

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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
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Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow



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EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 12:22:44 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/5/03 12:19:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
deepaloy at vsnl.com writes:

<<
This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
Thanks Al for the above. I ask Goans to stand near the edifice close to
the market where the army has its barracks. Notice that on the hottest day in
the year and you will see soldiers riding Royal Enfield motor cycles (O.
green) and evey soldier will have an army helmet. The army is interested in
the wellbeing of their dependants. I have never heard BS regarding the
wearing of helmets and the democratic rights of individuals. My postings are
not disected and my arguments are ignored. The state has a responsibility
towards its citizens and to avoid the heavy burden amd trauma placed on the
shoulders of tax payers to carry and care for injured two wheelers.

I repeat that I have been riding two wheelers for many decades in
Africa, Britain, Canada and I have a scooter in Goa which I was using till
March 2003. I have personally felt the risk I have taken every time I have
used it. I had started taking the bus often.

I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler without a crash
helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense of being carried and
cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense. I am surprised that the
leader of a moribund party in Goa has entered the fray in favour of making
the family responsible for the carelessness of the rider. What if one has no
family to insist on the wearing of the helmet? Do those like Cecil, GL,
Aiyres, a Figuerido and this despicable aspirant to public office ride two
wheelers? I doubt it for I do on Goan roads.

I wish other Goans would participate in this discussion which is
robbing our Goan youth of its members by avoidable accidents.

Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 18:20:34 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 10:54:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
hobcraft at goatelecom.com writes:

<<
I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
#####################################################################
Floriano, I see a fluctuation in your views. You do not contradict me
but put new obstacles in the path of progress. Let me explain.

You put the onus above on the family to see that a two whell rider
wears a helmet. Then you go into a polemical discussion on the shortcomings
of the government who do not provide adequate busses and tell us that if and
when Goans have a Goa Suraj government the people of Goa will not need two
wheelers. Furthermore, you criticize the standard and quality of helmets sold
in Goa. Here is something for you to reflect on. I have lived in Goa when
busses ran eratically and they were not comfortable. I walked and did not
complain for this would not alleviate my situation. Today, the situation is
much improved, believe me. Stop complaining. The Government (RTA) must
swindle money and hence, we lack the resourses to obviate this helmet problem.

I own a scooter and I took a helmet with me to Goa. Many who have
died due to head injuries did not wear a helmet, not because the quality of
the helmets sold in Goa was poor but because they felt comfortable without
one. Austin Soares often travelled abroad and his wife is an Aussie. I have
just had an e-mail from a lady who rides a bike daily and writes to say that
due to the heat her head itched and she has discontinued the habit. But now
she swears that she will wear one.

I have never maintained that everyone wearing a helmet will be saved
from death. Other factors are involved like the impact of the collission and
the speed of the moving object. It is like sitting in a bus without a
guarantee that you will be saved if you sat at the back, front or the side of
the bus. Same goes with planes.

Please concentrate on the following:

1. Is wearing a helmet safer than not wearing one?

2. Should the taxpayer be responsible to defray the cost of the
ambulance and treatment?

3. Is there no trauma and stress borne by the family? Do you feel that
the children should cope without a bread winner?

I am grieved that your brother who wore a helmet died. I maintain that
even a paper mache helmet is better than no helmet. If you wait for the
Government to provide an infrastructure and tip top bus service, there will
be no passengers to ride the busses (when Goa Suraj comes to power) as people
in graves do not need to move.

Above all, we as Goans must learn discipline and not rebel (and argue) at
every opportunity. There are virtues in obeying parents and government laws
even if they are wrong. There is much to say of a kid who disobeys his
parents even if what he is asked to perform is wrong. From obeying we learn
discipline and from discipline we learn to reason.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-06 23:08:14 UTC
Permalink
Edgar Martins: I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler
without a crash helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense
of being carried and cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense.

Response: Was this not the point that I was making (though in a polite
and reasoned fashion)? Regards, GL
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-04 07:39:11 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-04 13:22:21 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 12:56:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)
Here I read of a young person who has lost his life due to severe head
injuries. Please note that a Rodrigues escaped death. This Cecil Pinto who
has gone underground will not release his 'research' as he calls it to show
that 2 wheel riders in Goa should not wear helmets. He has the guts to call
me a coward because I did not CC the posting to Aiyres Rodrigues whose e-mail
address I did not possess.

This Milagres which means miracles in Portuguese has probably
children and family who have to mourn his loss for not protecting his head.
If anyone knows this Cecil, could he please inform me if he rides a 2
wheeler? Thanks.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-04 16:23:00 UTC
Permalink
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-05 01:53:01 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 3:26:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
gilbertlaw at adelphia.net writes:

<<
Re; Wearing a Helmet

The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
This is the most ignorant posting I have read for a long time. He who
has composed this is bereft of logic. He never asks what the government is
there for. I live in a country that legislates for the good of its citizens.
Let me tell this knucklehead a law in what a Goan erroneously considers a
backward country.

That country is Trinidad which though tiny, has produced a Nobel
Prize winner for literature, a world class sprinter and a batsman on par with
Sachin Tendulkar.
After 7 p.m. a cyclist must have a light. I mean a cyclist and not a
motorcyclist. If a rider has a puncture and has no lights, he must lift the
bike on his head and not move it with the wheels on the road.

I have said that Goans have a proclivity for thieving. They also like
to argue. Where on earth has one seen the antics of two wheel riders. They
ride side by side on Goan roads while chatting. Most accidents on Goa's roads
are due to the carelessness of the drivers. Goans must learn to obey orders
and the law in particular. As Dr. Colaco has written, they have hard heads
and Mr. Lawrence, you are no exception. I have no patience for nonsence and I
will say so. Cecil and Aiyres share this distinction with you.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-05 23:21:50 UTC
Permalink
Re: JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the
local
Press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the
forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)


Response: Great Job! This is doing something about it not just talking
(or...writing) about it. The press union needs an award for this. Shame
on the minister! Regards, GL
ramya katti
2003-05-06 06:11:20 UTC
Permalink
hai,wil you plz get me the email id of PM RODRIGUES, PRIEST AGNL ASHRAM.VERNA, GOARAMYA

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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 04, 2003

KERI PLATEAU YET TO SEE DEVELOPMENT: It was a controversial project in the
mid-90s that triggered off state-wide protest and even led to the loss of
one life. And when the Thapar Du Pont company finally decided to abandon
their ambitious Nylon 6,6 project at Keri plateau in 1994, huge land
purchased by the company was then acquired by the government in a bid to
start other projects. Nine years have passed, but there has been no sign of
any industry in the area and the resentment is growing to the extent that
some youth are now repenting for having driven out the Nylon 6,6 project. (H)

NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, informed that students of class VIII, IX and X would have new
textbooks from the academic year 2003-2004 as the Goa Board of Secondary
and Higher Secondary Education had decided not to follow the syllabus of
the National Council for Educational Research and Training in its entirety.
(NT)

FATAL FALL: Milagres Miranda, 55, of Agonda, Canacona, died after he fell
off from the scooter he was riding, while traveling to Margao along with
hawaldar Caitano Rodrigues, also from Agonda. On reaching Cuncolim, Miranda
suddenly lost control over the scooter and fell off. He suffered severe
head injuries. Pillion rider Rodrigues, however, escaped with minor
injuries. (WE-GT)

4-YR-OLD DROWNS: Selson Carvalho, 4, son of Lourdes Carvalho, of
Ambaulim-Quepem, met a watery grave yesterday when he fell into the
Selaulim Irrigation Canal. Selson, along with two of his friends, had gone
to eat jumblums. The deceased, who felt thirsty, had gone to the canal to
drink water when he suddenly lost control and slipped into it. (WE-GT)

BODY FOUND IN HOSPITAL WELL! An alleged suicide by a leprosy patient, Ashok
Shirodkar, at the Macazana leprosy hospital, has stirred a hornet's nest as
the body was found in a highly decomposed state in a water well located in
the hospital premises. Incidentally, there was no formal missing report
lodged with the police by the hospital authorities. However, the hospital
authorities now claim that they had telephonically intimated the Maina
Curtorim police station after the patient went missing. (H)

SHIRODA GIRLS MISSING: Their friendship may have cut across religious
barriers but two 14-year-old girls were unable to win the confidence of
their respective families. Reshma Makbur Sayyed of Bhati-Shiroda and Aarti
Vasant Pednekar of Baikadem-Shiroda, have been reported missing since April
30. Both were thick friends but the families of both girls were not happy
with their friendship. (H)

NARVEKAR TAKEN FOR A RIDE! Mapusa police yesterday arrested Gurudas
Narvekar from Mumbai on charges of cheating Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar of
Rs.2.26 lakh. Police are also on the look out for a second suspect, who is
absconding. (WE-GT)

JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT TOURISM MINISTER'S MEET: The members of the local
press, state correspondents of the leading national dailies as well as
representatives of the national news agencies boycotted the press
conference of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Pacheco, after he
failed to turn up at the venue on time, for a briefing on the forthcoming
Food and Cultural Festival. (NT)

GARBAGE DUMPED IN CHINCHINIM: When the Orlim bridge was planned, designed
and finally thrown open for the public some years ago, the avowed objective
was to connect the village of Chinchinim located on the East of River Sal
to the coastal belt. For unscrupulous garbage disposal contractors,
however, the connectivity has come as a blessing to offload tonnes of
waste, thereby virtually making the approach road to the bridge on the
Chinchinim side a dumping ground in recent times. (H)

WHY WE SAY GOANS FIRST: "Deserving Goans have been denied jobs in many
spheres by strong lobbies from particular states in particular fields. This
process began with non-Goans recruited in 1961 to the government,
semi-government and private establishments. The pattern of recruiting their
ganv-wallas continues till date as the 1960s-comers have reached top
influential and decision-making positions today. (Sandesh Prabhudesai in
Panorama-NT)

CALANGUTE'S ALLOCATION FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION: The Mecca of tourism in
North Goa, Calangute, has allotted a whopping Rs.18,20,000 for the
collection of garbage for the year 2003-2004. The neighbouring beach
village of Candolim has allotted Rs.4 lakh and other tourism-haunt of
Anjuna has allocated just Rs.10,000 for the same purpose. (NT)

BASIC COMPUTER COURSE FOR ASSAGAO CHILDREN: Computer training summer camps
(basic course) for the children of Assagao and Saligao villages in
association with the respective panchayats already commenced from 2 May
wherein 93 children registered. El Shaddai Charitable Trust working for the
betterment of the children had organised this course. (WE-GT)

TIATR FOR NORTH-EAST: People of Assam and neighbouring states may have
heard about a tiatr but not seen one. For the first time, a 20-member
troupe, led by Reggie Fernandes, will unveil this art form in north-eastern
states including Assam, West Bengal and Orissa, with their production
"Rater" (Trap) during their 22-day tour from 6 May. (WE-GT)

GALGIBAGA FARM LAND UNDER SALINE WATER: Around 35 hectares of land has been
inundated due to the entry of saline water into the agricultural fields and
the mainland from the Galgibagh river at Magdalle-Galgibagh and at
Sadolxem, claim officials or the Agriculture Department. (H)

LECTURE ON GOA'S DEVELOPMENT: The Padmashri Vaman Sardessai Memorial Trust
and the Institute of Indo-European Studies will jointly hold a public
memorial lecture on "Future Vision of Goa's development," at the convention
Hall Hotel Mandovi, on May 6. (NT)

CANDELARIA CHURCH: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church, Baina-Vasco, will
celebrate the silver jubilee of its elevation to the status of a church on
May 4 (feast day). It was elevated in 1978. On the feast day the high mass
will be celebrated by Fr Kyriel D'Souza. Built as a chapel in 1796, it was
rebuilt in 1905. (H)

GONSALVES ON GIDC BOARD: Mr JB Gonsalves, former minister for urban
development, has been appointed on the board of directors of the Goa
Infrastructure Development Corporation. (NT)

USHA UTUP AT FOOD FESTIVAL: Well-non artistes such as Usha Utop, Bali
Bharambhatt and group such as Bombay Viking will be the main attraction at
the Food and Cultural Festival at Colva from 15 to 18 May. (WE-GT)

REMO TURNS 50 ON 8 MAY: Goa's most famous pop musician Remo Fernandes will
be celebrating his fiftieth (50) birthday on 8 May in a free concert
dedicated to the people of Goa along with a social cause of creating
awareness on SARS. He will be performing live with his current band as well
as other well-known musicians in Goa. The concert will take place at the
Panjim Gymkhana grounds starting at 6.30 pm. This programme is being
supported by the Government of Goa and the Travel and Tourism Association
of Goa. (WE-GT)

TODAY'S QUOTE:
"When I sang mandos in pop-style, people did not encourage me. They
expect Lorna only to sing pop." (Goa's nightingale, Lorna, in an interview
in Panorama-NT)

S P O R T S

SPORTING ACCORDED WARM WELCOME: Haywards 2000 Sporting Clube de Goa,
winners of the Second Division National Football League, were accorded a
tumultuous welcome by a large number of football enthusiasts on the team's
arrival at the Margao railway station yesterday morning. (WE-GT)

SAVIO TO LEAD GOA U-21: A nineteen-member Goa team led by Savio Mascarenhas
of Dempo SC will leave for Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, today to participate in
the twelfth U-21 national football championship 2002-2003 for the Dutta Roy
trophy, which will bet underway from 9 May to 19 May. The rest of the team
includes Devraj Tari (Vasco), Milagrio Madeira (Salgaocar), Paul Fernandes
(Dempo), Agnelo Noronha (Raitura), Cedric Peixoto (Sporting), Zico Revelino
D'Souza (Sesa FA), Dylan Constance D'Souza (Vasco), Micky Fernandes
(Salgaocar), Valeriano Joseph Rebello (Dempo), Marcus Peixoto (Goa Police
SC), Nicolas Lewis Rodrigues (Fransa), Lector Caiado (Sesa), Bernard Pires
(Salgaocar), Rakshak Bansilal Naik (Goa Police), Irineu Pascoal Fernandes
(Fransa), Sameer Naik, Avinash Thapa and Philips Pereira (Vasco). (WE-GT)

FOOTBALL RESULTS: A number of village-level tournaments draw large crowds
of football fans in Goa these days. Navelim Sporting downed Raitura Sports
club 4-1 via tie-breaker to move into the semifinals of the Holy cross
Invitational tournament at Kakoda. Holy cross, Fatorda sailed past
Anthony's Goa Velha 3-2 via the tie-breaker to enter the finals of St
Mathew's soccer at Azossim. Parish Youth, Nuvem, defeated Young Boys of
Tonca 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the St Estevam soccer tournament. Parish
Youth, Morjim, thrashed Raitura Sports Club, Raia, 3-2 in the Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament in Candolim. Adarsh Yuvak Sangh
defeated Friends XI, Vaddem, 3-2 to move into the semifinals of the Jaidev
Kanekar Memorial soccer tournament in Sanquelim.

D E A T H S
03 May: Mungul: FLORINA RODRIGUES, wife of late Menino, mother of
Succorinha/Allya, Alex/Annie, late Raymond/Victoria, Agnelo/Veronica,
Theodore/Olga, Philip/Margarita and Linda/Arcanjo.
03 May: Paris: IGNACIANA (IGGY) ANTAO (ex-Mombassa), Mother of
Vincent/Tina (London); Natalie/Daniel Diaz (Paris); Tina (Paris); Daughter
of the late Diogo Manueland late Anna Maria; Brother of Seraphino (London);
Philu/Theo (Kent); Rozario/Matilda (Kent); Joe/Carol (Perth, Aus.) and
Leo/Ching
(Philippines). Funeral to be arranged. Condolences to Seraphino Antao,
antao_s at hotmail.com
03 May: Mumbai-Mahim/Parra: PAUL JESUS PEREIRA (born 01 Jan 1918), son
of Dominic Mario/Henriquitta D'Souza, of Bokianchi Arraddi, Parra, Goa;
husband of Sybil Martha Faustina Fernandes; father of Pamela/Sarito Gomes
(Mississauga, Ontario); Shirley/Vincent Picardo (Mahim, Mumbai);
Stephanie/Savio D'Souza (Mahim, Mumbai); Presley/Lumena Pereira
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada); grandfather of Sheldon Gomes, Avril
Picardo, Christine & Simona D'Souza and Pierre Pereira. Funeral leaves
residence 14 Marydell-1, Soonawala Agiary Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016,
INDIA, Tel: +91 22 2445 0589, on 03 May, at 16:00 hrs, for Mass and burial
at 16:30 hrs at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 31.8 deg C (89.2 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 68% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: You may be able to roast bangdde (mackerels) in the noontime
sunshine these days
.But one finds more ambe (mangoes) than bangdde these
days in Goa


Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, WE-GT= Weekender-Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
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Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow



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EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 12:22:44 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/5/03 12:19:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
deepaloy at vsnl.com writes:

<<
This is primarily for Goans in Goa and specially those who ride two
wheelers,

Some years back I was informed that the Indian Air Force (and probably the
Army and Navy) have a rule that if any Air Force officer or other rank
driving a two-wheeler, meets with an accident, and was found not to have
been wearing a helmet then the Air Force insurance would not be payable --
Air Force Insurance is quite substantial

Do Insurance companies pay claims in respect of accidents involving two
wheelers, where the rider and pillion rider were not wearing helmets?

Cheers

Aloysius D'Souza
Thanks Al for the above. I ask Goans to stand near the edifice close to
the market where the army has its barracks. Notice that on the hottest day in
the year and you will see soldiers riding Royal Enfield motor cycles (O.
green) and evey soldier will have an army helmet. The army is interested in
the wellbeing of their dependants. I have never heard BS regarding the
wearing of helmets and the democratic rights of individuals. My postings are
not disected and my arguments are ignored. The state has a responsibility
towards its citizens and to avoid the heavy burden amd trauma placed on the
shoulders of tax payers to carry and care for injured two wheelers.

I repeat that I have been riding two wheelers for many decades in
Africa, Britain, Canada and I have a scooter in Goa which I was using till
March 2003. I have personally felt the risk I have taken every time I have
used it. I had started taking the bus often.

I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler without a crash
helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense of being carried and
cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense. I am surprised that the
leader of a moribund party in Goa has entered the fray in favour of making
the family responsible for the carelessness of the rider. What if one has no
family to insist on the wearing of the helmet? Do those like Cecil, GL,
Aiyres, a Figuerido and this despicable aspirant to public office ride two
wheelers? I doubt it for I do on Goan roads.

I wish other Goans would participate in this discussion which is
robbing our Goan youth of its members by avoidable accidents.

Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-06 18:20:34 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/4/03 10:54:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
hobcraft at goatelecom.com writes:

<<
I fully agree and endorse GL's views.
A simple solution to a complex helmets problem.

Floriano.
Post by Gilbert Lawrence
Re; Wearing a Helmet
The responsibility of wearing a helmet when driving a two-wheeler is
that of the driver and his/her family (parents, spouse, children and
other first degree relatives) who permit him or her to do so! Crying at
the funeral and blaming the government and others for this fatal (and
preventable) accident is fruitless and non-productive. At this point we
can only learn for the accident. Regards, GL
#####################################################################
Floriano, I see a fluctuation in your views. You do not contradict me
but put new obstacles in the path of progress. Let me explain.

You put the onus above on the family to see that a two whell rider
wears a helmet. Then you go into a polemical discussion on the shortcomings
of the government who do not provide adequate busses and tell us that if and
when Goans have a Goa Suraj government the people of Goa will not need two
wheelers. Furthermore, you criticize the standard and quality of helmets sold
in Goa. Here is something for you to reflect on. I have lived in Goa when
busses ran eratically and they were not comfortable. I walked and did not
complain for this would not alleviate my situation. Today, the situation is
much improved, believe me. Stop complaining. The Government (RTA) must
swindle money and hence, we lack the resourses to obviate this helmet problem.

I own a scooter and I took a helmet with me to Goa. Many who have
died due to head injuries did not wear a helmet, not because the quality of
the helmets sold in Goa was poor but because they felt comfortable without
one. Austin Soares often travelled abroad and his wife is an Aussie. I have
just had an e-mail from a lady who rides a bike daily and writes to say that
due to the heat her head itched and she has discontinued the habit. But now
she swears that she will wear one.

I have never maintained that everyone wearing a helmet will be saved
from death. Other factors are involved like the impact of the collission and
the speed of the moving object. It is like sitting in a bus without a
guarantee that you will be saved if you sat at the back, front or the side of
the bus. Same goes with planes.

Please concentrate on the following:

1. Is wearing a helmet safer than not wearing one?

2. Should the taxpayer be responsible to defray the cost of the
ambulance and treatment?

3. Is there no trauma and stress borne by the family? Do you feel that
the children should cope without a bread winner?

I am grieved that your brother who wore a helmet died. I maintain that
even a paper mache helmet is better than no helmet. If you wait for the
Government to provide an infrastructure and tip top bus service, there will
be no passengers to ride the busses (when Goa Suraj comes to power) as people
in graves do not need to move.

Above all, we as Goans must learn discipline and not rebel (and argue) at
every opportunity. There are virtues in obeying parents and government laws
even if they are wrong. There is much to say of a kid who disobeys his
parents even if what he is asked to perform is wrong. From obeying we learn
discipline and from discipline we learn to reason.

Edgar Martins
Gilbert Lawrence
2003-05-06 23:08:14 UTC
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Edgar Martins: I have stated that if one wishes to ride a two wheeler
without a crash helmet, then he ought to be prepared to bear the expense
of being carried and cared for in the hospital plus his funeral expense.

Response: Was this not the point that I was making (though in a polite
and reasoned fashion)? Regards, GL

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