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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 21, 2003

"AVOID SARS; COME TO GOA": Bitten by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
bug, the State government is now planning to make Goa the "safest" place to
avoid SARS. According to official sources, the government plans to unleash
a series of SARS-related campaigns carrying a slogan"Escape SARS come to
Goa".(GT)

DUST PAINTS VASCO BLACK: The port-town town (Vasco) wore a filthy look
yesterday as a result of gusty winds which swept coal dust from Mormugao
port across the city, evoking anger of the residents at port authorities.
The dumping of coal in the open berth Nos 1 and 11 of MPT has been
continuing despite MPT officials being alerted of the breeze carrying coal
dust into the city. The vendors and shopkeepers in the vegetable market
held a meeting in the evening and decided to gherao Mormugao Municipal
Council chairperson Vidya Shet today over the pollution issue. (GT)

TRUCKERS' STIR CRIPPLES FLOW OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES: With no solution in
sight over the nation-wide truckers' strike, which entered its seventh day
on April 20, the delivery network has been crippled thus sending the prices
of vegetable and other commodities soaring in markets. The State has to
depend for almost all types of commodities on neighbouring states. Some
traders have also resorted to hoarding up available, scarce essential
commodities. (NT)

DOWNFALL OF AGRICULTURE: If during Liberation of Goa, 60 per cent of Goans
earned their livelihood by toiling the soil, by the turn of the century
merely 16 per cent plough their land. Reasons are manifold like mining boom
and allure of jobs in Gulf countries which effortlessly drove away locals
from traditional occupations. Agriculture activities were dealt a further,
major blow with mushrooming unplanned constructions all over Goa, following
Goa's success in the tourism sector. Nonetheless, the major culprits, the
preceding governments irrespective of their party affiliations, have not
made the slightest contribution towards agricultural development. (H)

TOURIST BOAT OWNERS SEEK MLAS' BACKING: The All Goa Tourist Boat Owners
Association on Saturday resolved to seek the support of all MLAs to enact a
comprehensive legislation safeguarding the interest of the tourist boat
owners. Tourist boat owners from Calangute, Candolim, Nerul, Dona Pula,
Colva and Benaulim met at Dona Paula to take stock of the situation arising
out of the stoppage of tourist boat trips due to the tragic accident at
Anjuna on 15 April. (GT)

EASTER CELEBRATED: The Christian community in Goa yesterday celebrated
Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his symbolic victory over sin
and death, with pomp and gaiety. The feast marks the end of the 40-day
period of Lent. (GT)

EASTER MID-NIGHT MASS proved expensive for Angela Fernandes of Benaulim as
miscreants ransacked her house while she was away at the Holy Trinity
Church. Unknown culprits broke the latch of the main door of her house and
decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs.50,000. (GT)

CUNCOLIM TO WITNESS DEVELOPMENT: If anything, long-neglected Cuncolim town
has finally attracted attention of the powers that be on the development
front. While the South Goa MP, Ramakant Angle, has sanctioned funds to the
tune of Rs.1.20 crore to take up development projects, the State Urban
Development Ministry too has chipped in funds in the last two years. (H)

TRUCK KILLS MPT EMPLOYEE: Yellagardappa Gawdar, 45, who was working as a
pump operator in the CME dept of MPT, died on the spot after he was hit by
a speeding truck at gate number 9 of MPT Harbour on Saturday night. (GT)

NABBED FOR ALLEGED CONVERSION-RELATED ACTIVITIES: Alleged conversion
related activities by a Protestant pastor in Indiranagar's slum at Chimbel,
over the last three months, has caused some concern for the locals of the
region, if one goes by the complaint filed by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
before the local police station. Last week, the Old Goa police arrested one
Basavraj Talwar, a Protestant pastor, under Section 151 CrPC for such
"activities". (H)

IMSCDR SEATS FOR GOANS: Institute of Management Studies, Career Development
& Research, Ahmednagar-Maharashtra, is offering special management course
admission for the Goan students
While the institute offers special focus on
aspiring Goan students, it is offering 60 seats for the Christian minority
students of Goa for its MBA programme. (GT)

"NEW PATHS IN HIGHER EDUCATION": The Forum of Principals and representative
of managements of non-government colleges in Goa will organise a three-day
state-level conference on "New Paths in Higher Education". The three-day
conference will start at 9.30 am on 24 April and will end at 1.00 pm on 26
April at St Xavier's College Hall in Mapusa. The conference will be
addressed by Dr Xavier Alphonso, former principal of Loyola College,
Chennai, and his team. Parents and educationists, who are interested in
attending the conference, may contact the college office on tel 2262356 by
22 April.

FN'S CYBERMATRIMONIALS COLUMN goes out around thefifteenth and end of every
month. If you wish to have a free matrimonial advert circulated throughthis
network (reaching an estimated 4000 readers), please draft yours in under a
hundred words andsend it to fred at bytesforall.org with MATRIMONIALS as your
subjectline. Pass on this note toanyone whom you think it could help.

BL JOSEPH VAZ ANNIVERSARY: The 352nd anniversary of the patron of Goa,
Blessed Joseph Vaz, will be celebrated on April 21, at the statue of
Blessed Joseph Vaz at the Cortalim ferry point at 6 pm. Fr Jose Dias, vicar
of Cortalim parish, will celebrate the mass. (H)

FACE-LIFT FOR LAD MUSEUM: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the oldest museum in the
metropolis (Mumbai) and the second oldest in the country will soon get a
facelift for the first time in 131 years. The 131-year-old museum at
Byculla, with its varied collection, is the finest architectural example of
a palladian style with oranate Victorian interiors that are extensively
gold gilded. (H)

"BIG CITY BAND" IN QATAR: The "Big City Band" from Goa will perform at the
Easter Ball at Doha Qatar on Thursday. The band comprising of Ignatius
Fernandes, Adrian Pereira, Inacio Joao, Denzil Pereira, Lucio Furtado and
Chrystal Farrel, is expected to return to Goa on April 26 to perform at
Pilerne.


ON SARS: "The Goa government has to thank the press for alerting it
because at present the press has undertaken the task of public health
education. The system of early detection and quarantine was far more
efficient and well organised during the Portuguese regime. Goa is a highly
urbanized state with a booming tourism sector. Goans are frequent
international travelers. Goa attracts more than quarter million foreign
visitors, which include several thousands from the SARS affected areas.
Thousands of Goans are on the sea and visit many Southeast Asian ports. So,
as compared to any other region in India, the probability of an epidemic
hitting Goa is substantially high. But we don't learn in Goa unless
something serious happens." (Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

KENI LAMENTS: The noted journalist and editor of "Rashtramat", Mr
Chandrakant Keni, said that after working for over four decades in the
field of journalism, he is a disillusioned man, the disillusionment
evolving out of fast changing trends giving rise to self-centred style of
functioning. Mr Keni delivering a lecture on "Liberalisation of
Journalism", organised by the Goa Union of Journalists in Panjim, observed
that the society in general has great expectation from scribes. However,
the soldiers of the pen are often seen to be giving in for paltry favours
like flat, plot of land, appointment on a committee or a council, or ever a
dinner party. (NT)

DEBORAH, NEELAM FOR GERMANY: Miss Deborah Pacheco and Miss Neelam Singh
from the Department of Management Studies, Goa University, have been
selected to undertake a semester in business studies at the Fachhochschule
Ingolstadt (University of Applied Sciences), Germany. During their 5-month
stay, the girls will pursue courses such as International Finance,
Intercultural Business Communication and International Contract
Negotiation. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM CC STUN IQBAL XI: Siolim Cricket Club moved into the quarter-finals
of the seventeenth all-Goa cricket tournament for Fransa Trophy, organised
by Betalbatim cricket club with a five-run victory over Iqbal XI, at
Fatorda. (GT)

CURTORIM GYM IN QUARTERS: Hosts ICSC, Paroda, bowed out of the fifth
Immaculate Festival soccer tournament organised by the Immaculate
Conception SC, Avedem-Paroda at the Panchayat grounds yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H
20 Apr: Socorro-Maina: DOMETILDA SIMOES, wife of late Vicente Paulo,
mother of Augusto/Irene (Kuwait), John Paul/Yvette, Annie/Agnelo,
Milagres/Molly.
19 Apr: Guirim-Perxette: ASSARCIO D'MELLO, husband of Regina, father of
Abercio and Rachel, expired in UAE.
18 Apr: Mapusa: DOMINGOS JV PINTO, son of late Joao Francisco/late
Epifania, brother of late John, late Paul, Dr Joaquim Matias.
20 Apr: Loutulim: ANTONIO RODRIGUES, husband of late Maria Piedade,
father of Joaquim/Nancy, John/Bela, Annie/late Manuel, Joao/Milagrosa,
Rosy/Seby (Dubai).
19 Apr: Mapusa-Duler: ANGELA ROSARIO D'SOUZA, wife of Benny, mother of
carmine/Albert (Kuwait) and Iris.
19 Apr: Saligao-Muddavaddo: VITO CRESCENDO COELHO, husband of Emily,
father of Quentin/Patricia, Kenneth/Maureen, Christopher/Lynette, Tina/Ozy,
Elaine/Lincoln.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.4 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 56% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The early part of the morning was quite cool after a very
windy Easter evening yesterday.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= 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
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-21 06:21:33 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 21, 2003

"AVOID SARS; COME TO GOA": Bitten by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
bug, the State government is now planning to make Goa the "safest" place to
avoid SARS. According to official sources, the government plans to unleash
a series of SARS-related campaigns carrying a slogan"Escape SARS come to
Goa".(GT)

DUST PAINTS VASCO BLACK: The port-town town (Vasco) wore a filthy look
yesterday as a result of gusty winds which swept coal dust from Mormugao
port across the city, evoking anger of the residents at port authorities.
The dumping of coal in the open berth Nos 1 and 11 of MPT has been
continuing despite MPT officials being alerted of the breeze carrying coal
dust into the city. The vendors and shopkeepers in the vegetable market
held a meeting in the evening and decided to gherao Mormugao Municipal
Council chairperson Vidya Shet today over the pollution issue. (GT)

TRUCKERS' STIR CRIPPLES FLOW OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES: With no solution in
sight over the nation-wide truckers' strike, which entered its seventh day
on April 20, the delivery network has been crippled thus sending the prices
of vegetable and other commodities soaring in markets. The State has to
depend for almost all types of commodities on neighbouring states. Some
traders have also resorted to hoarding up available, scarce essential
commodities. (NT)

DOWNFALL OF AGRICULTURE: If during Liberation of Goa, 60 per cent of Goans
earned their livelihood by toiling the soil, by the turn of the century
merely 16 per cent plough their land. Reasons are manifold like mining boom
and allure of jobs in Gulf countries which effortlessly drove away locals
from traditional occupations. Agriculture activities were dealt a further,
major blow with mushrooming unplanned constructions all over Goa, following
Goa's success in the tourism sector. Nonetheless, the major culprits, the
preceding governments irrespective of their party affiliations, have not
made the slightest contribution towards agricultural development. (H)

TOURIST BOAT OWNERS SEEK MLAS' BACKING: The All Goa Tourist Boat Owners
Association on Saturday resolved to seek the support of all MLAs to enact a
comprehensive legislation safeguarding the interest of the tourist boat
owners. Tourist boat owners from Calangute, Candolim, Nerul, Dona Pula,
Colva and Benaulim met at Dona Paula to take stock of the situation arising
out of the stoppage of tourist boat trips due to the tragic accident at
Anjuna on 15 April. (GT)

EASTER CELEBRATED: The Christian community in Goa yesterday celebrated
Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his symbolic victory over sin
and death, with pomp and gaiety. The feast marks the end of the 40-day
period of Lent. (GT)

EASTER MID-NIGHT MASS proved expensive for Angela Fernandes of Benaulim as
miscreants ransacked her house while she was away at the Holy Trinity
Church. Unknown culprits broke the latch of the main door of her house and
decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs.50,000. (GT)

CUNCOLIM TO WITNESS DEVELOPMENT: If anything, long-neglected Cuncolim town
has finally attracted attention of the powers that be on the development
front. While the South Goa MP, Ramakant Angle, has sanctioned funds to the
tune of Rs.1.20 crore to take up development projects, the State Urban
Development Ministry too has chipped in funds in the last two years. (H)

TRUCK KILLS MPT EMPLOYEE: Yellagardappa Gawdar, 45, who was working as a
pump operator in the CME dept of MPT, died on the spot after he was hit by
a speeding truck at gate number 9 of MPT Harbour on Saturday night. (GT)

NABBED FOR ALLEGED CONVERSION-RELATED ACTIVITIES: Alleged conversion
related activities by a Protestant pastor in Indiranagar's slum at Chimbel,
over the last three months, has caused some concern for the locals of the
region, if one goes by the complaint filed by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
before the local police station. Last week, the Old Goa police arrested one
Basavraj Talwar, a Protestant pastor, under Section 151 CrPC for such
"activities". (H)

IMSCDR SEATS FOR GOANS: Institute of Management Studies, Career Development
& Research, Ahmednagar-Maharashtra, is offering special management course
admission for the Goan students
While the institute offers special focus on
aspiring Goan students, it is offering 60 seats for the Christian minority
students of Goa for its MBA programme. (GT)

"NEW PATHS IN HIGHER EDUCATION": The Forum of Principals and representative
of managements of non-government colleges in Goa will organise a three-day
state-level conference on "New Paths in Higher Education". The three-day
conference will start at 9.30 am on 24 April and will end at 1.00 pm on 26
April at St Xavier's College Hall in Mapusa. The conference will be
addressed by Dr Xavier Alphonso, former principal of Loyola College,
Chennai, and his team. Parents and educationists, who are interested in
attending the conference, may contact the college office on tel 2262356 by
22 April.

FN'S CYBERMATRIMONIALS COLUMN goes out around thefifteenth and end of every
month. If you wish to have a free matrimonial advert circulated throughthis
network (reaching an estimated 4000 readers), please draft yours in under a
hundred words andsend it to fred at bytesforall.org with MATRIMONIALS as your
subjectline. Pass on this note toanyone whom you think it could help.

BL JOSEPH VAZ ANNIVERSARY: The 352nd anniversary of the patron of Goa,
Blessed Joseph Vaz, will be celebrated on April 21, at the statue of
Blessed Joseph Vaz at the Cortalim ferry point at 6 pm. Fr Jose Dias, vicar
of Cortalim parish, will celebrate the mass. (H)

FACE-LIFT FOR LAD MUSEUM: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the oldest museum in the
metropolis (Mumbai) and the second oldest in the country will soon get a
facelift for the first time in 131 years. The 131-year-old museum at
Byculla, with its varied collection, is the finest architectural example of
a palladian style with oranate Victorian interiors that are extensively
gold gilded. (H)

"BIG CITY BAND" IN QATAR: The "Big City Band" from Goa will perform at the
Easter Ball at Doha Qatar on Thursday. The band comprising of Ignatius
Fernandes, Adrian Pereira, Inacio Joao, Denzil Pereira, Lucio Furtado and
Chrystal Farrel, is expected to return to Goa on April 26 to perform at
Pilerne.


ON SARS: "The Goa government has to thank the press for alerting it
because at present the press has undertaken the task of public health
education. The system of early detection and quarantine was far more
efficient and well organised during the Portuguese regime. Goa is a highly
urbanized state with a booming tourism sector. Goans are frequent
international travelers. Goa attracts more than quarter million foreign
visitors, which include several thousands from the SARS affected areas.
Thousands of Goans are on the sea and visit many Southeast Asian ports. So,
as compared to any other region in India, the probability of an epidemic
hitting Goa is substantially high. But we don't learn in Goa unless
something serious happens." (Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

KENI LAMENTS: The noted journalist and editor of "Rashtramat", Mr
Chandrakant Keni, said that after working for over four decades in the
field of journalism, he is a disillusioned man, the disillusionment
evolving out of fast changing trends giving rise to self-centred style of
functioning. Mr Keni delivering a lecture on "Liberalisation of
Journalism", organised by the Goa Union of Journalists in Panjim, observed
that the society in general has great expectation from scribes. However,
the soldiers of the pen are often seen to be giving in for paltry favours
like flat, plot of land, appointment on a committee or a council, or ever a
dinner party. (NT)

DEBORAH, NEELAM FOR GERMANY: Miss Deborah Pacheco and Miss Neelam Singh
from the Department of Management Studies, Goa University, have been
selected to undertake a semester in business studies at the Fachhochschule
Ingolstadt (University of Applied Sciences), Germany. During their 5-month
stay, the girls will pursue courses such as International Finance,
Intercultural Business Communication and International Contract
Negotiation. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM CC STUN IQBAL XI: Siolim Cricket Club moved into the quarter-finals
of the seventeenth all-Goa cricket tournament for Fransa Trophy, organised
by Betalbatim cricket club with a five-run victory over Iqbal XI, at
Fatorda. (GT)

CURTORIM GYM IN QUARTERS: Hosts ICSC, Paroda, bowed out of the fifth
Immaculate Festival soccer tournament organised by the Immaculate
Conception SC, Avedem-Paroda at the Panchayat grounds yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H
20 Apr: Socorro-Maina: DOMETILDA SIMOES, wife of late Vicente Paulo,
mother of Augusto/Irene (Kuwait), John Paul/Yvette, Annie/Agnelo,
Milagres/Molly.
19 Apr: Guirim-Perxette: ASSARCIO D'MELLO, husband of Regina, father of
Abercio and Rachel, expired in UAE.
18 Apr: Mapusa: DOMINGOS JV PINTO, son of late Joao Francisco/late
Epifania, brother of late John, late Paul, Dr Joaquim Matias.
20 Apr: Loutulim: ANTONIO RODRIGUES, husband of late Maria Piedade,
father of Joaquim/Nancy, John/Bela, Annie/late Manuel, Joao/Milagrosa,
Rosy/Seby (Dubai).
19 Apr: Mapusa-Duler: ANGELA ROSARIO D'SOUZA, wife of Benny, mother of
carmine/Albert (Kuwait) and Iris.
19 Apr: Saligao-Muddavaddo: VITO CRESCENDO COELHO, husband of Emily,
father of Quentin/Patricia, Kenneth/Maureen, Christopher/Lynette, Tina/Ozy,
Elaine/Lincoln.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.4 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 56% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The early part of the morning was quite cool after a very
windy Easter evening yesterday.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= 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
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-21 06:21:33 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 21, 2003

"AVOID SARS; COME TO GOA": Bitten by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
bug, the State government is now planning to make Goa the "safest" place to
avoid SARS. According to official sources, the government plans to unleash
a series of SARS-related campaigns carrying a slogan"Escape SARS come to
Goa".(GT)

DUST PAINTS VASCO BLACK: The port-town town (Vasco) wore a filthy look
yesterday as a result of gusty winds which swept coal dust from Mormugao
port across the city, evoking anger of the residents at port authorities.
The dumping of coal in the open berth Nos 1 and 11 of MPT has been
continuing despite MPT officials being alerted of the breeze carrying coal
dust into the city. The vendors and shopkeepers in the vegetable market
held a meeting in the evening and decided to gherao Mormugao Municipal
Council chairperson Vidya Shet today over the pollution issue. (GT)

TRUCKERS' STIR CRIPPLES FLOW OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES: With no solution in
sight over the nation-wide truckers' strike, which entered its seventh day
on April 20, the delivery network has been crippled thus sending the prices
of vegetable and other commodities soaring in markets. The State has to
depend for almost all types of commodities on neighbouring states. Some
traders have also resorted to hoarding up available, scarce essential
commodities. (NT)

DOWNFALL OF AGRICULTURE: If during Liberation of Goa, 60 per cent of Goans
earned their livelihood by toiling the soil, by the turn of the century
merely 16 per cent plough their land. Reasons are manifold like mining boom
and allure of jobs in Gulf countries which effortlessly drove away locals
from traditional occupations. Agriculture activities were dealt a further,
major blow with mushrooming unplanned constructions all over Goa, following
Goa's success in the tourism sector. Nonetheless, the major culprits, the
preceding governments irrespective of their party affiliations, have not
made the slightest contribution towards agricultural development. (H)

TOURIST BOAT OWNERS SEEK MLAS' BACKING: The All Goa Tourist Boat Owners
Association on Saturday resolved to seek the support of all MLAs to enact a
comprehensive legislation safeguarding the interest of the tourist boat
owners. Tourist boat owners from Calangute, Candolim, Nerul, Dona Pula,
Colva and Benaulim met at Dona Paula to take stock of the situation arising
out of the stoppage of tourist boat trips due to the tragic accident at
Anjuna on 15 April. (GT)

EASTER CELEBRATED: The Christian community in Goa yesterday celebrated
Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his symbolic victory over sin
and death, with pomp and gaiety. The feast marks the end of the 40-day
period of Lent. (GT)

EASTER MID-NIGHT MASS proved expensive for Angela Fernandes of Benaulim as
miscreants ransacked her house while she was away at the Holy Trinity
Church. Unknown culprits broke the latch of the main door of her house and
decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs.50,000. (GT)

CUNCOLIM TO WITNESS DEVELOPMENT: If anything, long-neglected Cuncolim town
has finally attracted attention of the powers that be on the development
front. While the South Goa MP, Ramakant Angle, has sanctioned funds to the
tune of Rs.1.20 crore to take up development projects, the State Urban
Development Ministry too has chipped in funds in the last two years. (H)

TRUCK KILLS MPT EMPLOYEE: Yellagardappa Gawdar, 45, who was working as a
pump operator in the CME dept of MPT, died on the spot after he was hit by
a speeding truck at gate number 9 of MPT Harbour on Saturday night. (GT)

NABBED FOR ALLEGED CONVERSION-RELATED ACTIVITIES: Alleged conversion
related activities by a Protestant pastor in Indiranagar's slum at Chimbel,
over the last three months, has caused some concern for the locals of the
region, if one goes by the complaint filed by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
before the local police station. Last week, the Old Goa police arrested one
Basavraj Talwar, a Protestant pastor, under Section 151 CrPC for such
"activities". (H)

IMSCDR SEATS FOR GOANS: Institute of Management Studies, Career Development
& Research, Ahmednagar-Maharashtra, is offering special management course
admission for the Goan students
While the institute offers special focus on
aspiring Goan students, it is offering 60 seats for the Christian minority
students of Goa for its MBA programme. (GT)

"NEW PATHS IN HIGHER EDUCATION": The Forum of Principals and representative
of managements of non-government colleges in Goa will organise a three-day
state-level conference on "New Paths in Higher Education". The three-day
conference will start at 9.30 am on 24 April and will end at 1.00 pm on 26
April at St Xavier's College Hall in Mapusa. The conference will be
addressed by Dr Xavier Alphonso, former principal of Loyola College,
Chennai, and his team. Parents and educationists, who are interested in
attending the conference, may contact the college office on tel 2262356 by
22 April.

FN'S CYBERMATRIMONIALS COLUMN goes out around thefifteenth and end of every
month. If you wish to have a free matrimonial advert circulated throughthis
network (reaching an estimated 4000 readers), please draft yours in under a
hundred words andsend it to fred at bytesforall.org with MATRIMONIALS as your
subjectline. Pass on this note toanyone whom you think it could help.

BL JOSEPH VAZ ANNIVERSARY: The 352nd anniversary of the patron of Goa,
Blessed Joseph Vaz, will be celebrated on April 21, at the statue of
Blessed Joseph Vaz at the Cortalim ferry point at 6 pm. Fr Jose Dias, vicar
of Cortalim parish, will celebrate the mass. (H)

FACE-LIFT FOR LAD MUSEUM: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the oldest museum in the
metropolis (Mumbai) and the second oldest in the country will soon get a
facelift for the first time in 131 years. The 131-year-old museum at
Byculla, with its varied collection, is the finest architectural example of
a palladian style with oranate Victorian interiors that are extensively
gold gilded. (H)

"BIG CITY BAND" IN QATAR: The "Big City Band" from Goa will perform at the
Easter Ball at Doha Qatar on Thursday. The band comprising of Ignatius
Fernandes, Adrian Pereira, Inacio Joao, Denzil Pereira, Lucio Furtado and
Chrystal Farrel, is expected to return to Goa on April 26 to perform at
Pilerne.


ON SARS: "The Goa government has to thank the press for alerting it
because at present the press has undertaken the task of public health
education. The system of early detection and quarantine was far more
efficient and well organised during the Portuguese regime. Goa is a highly
urbanized state with a booming tourism sector. Goans are frequent
international travelers. Goa attracts more than quarter million foreign
visitors, which include several thousands from the SARS affected areas.
Thousands of Goans are on the sea and visit many Southeast Asian ports. So,
as compared to any other region in India, the probability of an epidemic
hitting Goa is substantially high. But we don't learn in Goa unless
something serious happens." (Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

KENI LAMENTS: The noted journalist and editor of "Rashtramat", Mr
Chandrakant Keni, said that after working for over four decades in the
field of journalism, he is a disillusioned man, the disillusionment
evolving out of fast changing trends giving rise to self-centred style of
functioning. Mr Keni delivering a lecture on "Liberalisation of
Journalism", organised by the Goa Union of Journalists in Panjim, observed
that the society in general has great expectation from scribes. However,
the soldiers of the pen are often seen to be giving in for paltry favours
like flat, plot of land, appointment on a committee or a council, or ever a
dinner party. (NT)

DEBORAH, NEELAM FOR GERMANY: Miss Deborah Pacheco and Miss Neelam Singh
from the Department of Management Studies, Goa University, have been
selected to undertake a semester in business studies at the Fachhochschule
Ingolstadt (University of Applied Sciences), Germany. During their 5-month
stay, the girls will pursue courses such as International Finance,
Intercultural Business Communication and International Contract
Negotiation. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM CC STUN IQBAL XI: Siolim Cricket Club moved into the quarter-finals
of the seventeenth all-Goa cricket tournament for Fransa Trophy, organised
by Betalbatim cricket club with a five-run victory over Iqbal XI, at
Fatorda. (GT)

CURTORIM GYM IN QUARTERS: Hosts ICSC, Paroda, bowed out of the fifth
Immaculate Festival soccer tournament organised by the Immaculate
Conception SC, Avedem-Paroda at the Panchayat grounds yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H
20 Apr: Socorro-Maina: DOMETILDA SIMOES, wife of late Vicente Paulo,
mother of Augusto/Irene (Kuwait), John Paul/Yvette, Annie/Agnelo,
Milagres/Molly.
19 Apr: Guirim-Perxette: ASSARCIO D'MELLO, husband of Regina, father of
Abercio and Rachel, expired in UAE.
18 Apr: Mapusa: DOMINGOS JV PINTO, son of late Joao Francisco/late
Epifania, brother of late John, late Paul, Dr Joaquim Matias.
20 Apr: Loutulim: ANTONIO RODRIGUES, husband of late Maria Piedade,
father of Joaquim/Nancy, John/Bela, Annie/late Manuel, Joao/Milagrosa,
Rosy/Seby (Dubai).
19 Apr: Mapusa-Duler: ANGELA ROSARIO D'SOUZA, wife of Benny, mother of
carmine/Albert (Kuwait) and Iris.
19 Apr: Saligao-Muddavaddo: VITO CRESCENDO COELHO, husband of Emily,
father of Quentin/Patricia, Kenneth/Maureen, Christopher/Lynette, Tina/Ozy,
Elaine/Lincoln.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.4 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 56% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The early part of the morning was quite cool after a very
windy Easter evening yesterday.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= 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
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-21 06:21:33 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 21, 2003

"AVOID SARS; COME TO GOA": Bitten by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
bug, the State government is now planning to make Goa the "safest" place to
avoid SARS. According to official sources, the government plans to unleash
a series of SARS-related campaigns carrying a slogan"Escape SARS come to
Goa".(GT)

DUST PAINTS VASCO BLACK: The port-town town (Vasco) wore a filthy look
yesterday as a result of gusty winds which swept coal dust from Mormugao
port across the city, evoking anger of the residents at port authorities.
The dumping of coal in the open berth Nos 1 and 11 of MPT has been
continuing despite MPT officials being alerted of the breeze carrying coal
dust into the city. The vendors and shopkeepers in the vegetable market
held a meeting in the evening and decided to gherao Mormugao Municipal
Council chairperson Vidya Shet today over the pollution issue. (GT)

TRUCKERS' STIR CRIPPLES FLOW OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES: With no solution in
sight over the nation-wide truckers' strike, which entered its seventh day
on April 20, the delivery network has been crippled thus sending the prices
of vegetable and other commodities soaring in markets. The State has to
depend for almost all types of commodities on neighbouring states. Some
traders have also resorted to hoarding up available, scarce essential
commodities. (NT)

DOWNFALL OF AGRICULTURE: If during Liberation of Goa, 60 per cent of Goans
earned their livelihood by toiling the soil, by the turn of the century
merely 16 per cent plough their land. Reasons are manifold like mining boom
and allure of jobs in Gulf countries which effortlessly drove away locals
from traditional occupations. Agriculture activities were dealt a further,
major blow with mushrooming unplanned constructions all over Goa, following
Goa's success in the tourism sector. Nonetheless, the major culprits, the
preceding governments irrespective of their party affiliations, have not
made the slightest contribution towards agricultural development. (H)

TOURIST BOAT OWNERS SEEK MLAS' BACKING: The All Goa Tourist Boat Owners
Association on Saturday resolved to seek the support of all MLAs to enact a
comprehensive legislation safeguarding the interest of the tourist boat
owners. Tourist boat owners from Calangute, Candolim, Nerul, Dona Pula,
Colva and Benaulim met at Dona Paula to take stock of the situation arising
out of the stoppage of tourist boat trips due to the tragic accident at
Anjuna on 15 April. (GT)

EASTER CELEBRATED: The Christian community in Goa yesterday celebrated
Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his symbolic victory over sin
and death, with pomp and gaiety. The feast marks the end of the 40-day
period of Lent. (GT)

EASTER MID-NIGHT MASS proved expensive for Angela Fernandes of Benaulim as
miscreants ransacked her house while she was away at the Holy Trinity
Church. Unknown culprits broke the latch of the main door of her house and
decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs.50,000. (GT)

CUNCOLIM TO WITNESS DEVELOPMENT: If anything, long-neglected Cuncolim town
has finally attracted attention of the powers that be on the development
front. While the South Goa MP, Ramakant Angle, has sanctioned funds to the
tune of Rs.1.20 crore to take up development projects, the State Urban
Development Ministry too has chipped in funds in the last two years. (H)

TRUCK KILLS MPT EMPLOYEE: Yellagardappa Gawdar, 45, who was working as a
pump operator in the CME dept of MPT, died on the spot after he was hit by
a speeding truck at gate number 9 of MPT Harbour on Saturday night. (GT)

NABBED FOR ALLEGED CONVERSION-RELATED ACTIVITIES: Alleged conversion
related activities by a Protestant pastor in Indiranagar's slum at Chimbel,
over the last three months, has caused some concern for the locals of the
region, if one goes by the complaint filed by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
before the local police station. Last week, the Old Goa police arrested one
Basavraj Talwar, a Protestant pastor, under Section 151 CrPC for such
"activities". (H)

IMSCDR SEATS FOR GOANS: Institute of Management Studies, Career Development
& Research, Ahmednagar-Maharashtra, is offering special management course
admission for the Goan students
While the institute offers special focus on
aspiring Goan students, it is offering 60 seats for the Christian minority
students of Goa for its MBA programme. (GT)

"NEW PATHS IN HIGHER EDUCATION": The Forum of Principals and representative
of managements of non-government colleges in Goa will organise a three-day
state-level conference on "New Paths in Higher Education". The three-day
conference will start at 9.30 am on 24 April and will end at 1.00 pm on 26
April at St Xavier's College Hall in Mapusa. The conference will be
addressed by Dr Xavier Alphonso, former principal of Loyola College,
Chennai, and his team. Parents and educationists, who are interested in
attending the conference, may contact the college office on tel 2262356 by
22 April.

FN'S CYBERMATRIMONIALS COLUMN goes out around thefifteenth and end of every
month. If you wish to have a free matrimonial advert circulated throughthis
network (reaching an estimated 4000 readers), please draft yours in under a
hundred words andsend it to fred at bytesforall.org with MATRIMONIALS as your
subjectline. Pass on this note toanyone whom you think it could help.

BL JOSEPH VAZ ANNIVERSARY: The 352nd anniversary of the patron of Goa,
Blessed Joseph Vaz, will be celebrated on April 21, at the statue of
Blessed Joseph Vaz at the Cortalim ferry point at 6 pm. Fr Jose Dias, vicar
of Cortalim parish, will celebrate the mass. (H)

FACE-LIFT FOR LAD MUSEUM: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the oldest museum in the
metropolis (Mumbai) and the second oldest in the country will soon get a
facelift for the first time in 131 years. The 131-year-old museum at
Byculla, with its varied collection, is the finest architectural example of
a palladian style with oranate Victorian interiors that are extensively
gold gilded. (H)

"BIG CITY BAND" IN QATAR: The "Big City Band" from Goa will perform at the
Easter Ball at Doha Qatar on Thursday. The band comprising of Ignatius
Fernandes, Adrian Pereira, Inacio Joao, Denzil Pereira, Lucio Furtado and
Chrystal Farrel, is expected to return to Goa on April 26 to perform at
Pilerne.


ON SARS: "The Goa government has to thank the press for alerting it
because at present the press has undertaken the task of public health
education. The system of early detection and quarantine was far more
efficient and well organised during the Portuguese regime. Goa is a highly
urbanized state with a booming tourism sector. Goans are frequent
international travelers. Goa attracts more than quarter million foreign
visitors, which include several thousands from the SARS affected areas.
Thousands of Goans are on the sea and visit many Southeast Asian ports. So,
as compared to any other region in India, the probability of an epidemic
hitting Goa is substantially high. But we don't learn in Goa unless
something serious happens." (Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

KENI LAMENTS: The noted journalist and editor of "Rashtramat", Mr
Chandrakant Keni, said that after working for over four decades in the
field of journalism, he is a disillusioned man, the disillusionment
evolving out of fast changing trends giving rise to self-centred style of
functioning. Mr Keni delivering a lecture on "Liberalisation of
Journalism", organised by the Goa Union of Journalists in Panjim, observed
that the society in general has great expectation from scribes. However,
the soldiers of the pen are often seen to be giving in for paltry favours
like flat, plot of land, appointment on a committee or a council, or ever a
dinner party. (NT)

DEBORAH, NEELAM FOR GERMANY: Miss Deborah Pacheco and Miss Neelam Singh
from the Department of Management Studies, Goa University, have been
selected to undertake a semester in business studies at the Fachhochschule
Ingolstadt (University of Applied Sciences), Germany. During their 5-month
stay, the girls will pursue courses such as International Finance,
Intercultural Business Communication and International Contract
Negotiation. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM CC STUN IQBAL XI: Siolim Cricket Club moved into the quarter-finals
of the seventeenth all-Goa cricket tournament for Fransa Trophy, organised
by Betalbatim cricket club with a five-run victory over Iqbal XI, at
Fatorda. (GT)

CURTORIM GYM IN QUARTERS: Hosts ICSC, Paroda, bowed out of the fifth
Immaculate Festival soccer tournament organised by the Immaculate
Conception SC, Avedem-Paroda at the Panchayat grounds yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H
20 Apr: Socorro-Maina: DOMETILDA SIMOES, wife of late Vicente Paulo,
mother of Augusto/Irene (Kuwait), John Paul/Yvette, Annie/Agnelo,
Milagres/Molly.
19 Apr: Guirim-Perxette: ASSARCIO D'MELLO, husband of Regina, father of
Abercio and Rachel, expired in UAE.
18 Apr: Mapusa: DOMINGOS JV PINTO, son of late Joao Francisco/late
Epifania, brother of late John, late Paul, Dr Joaquim Matias.
20 Apr: Loutulim: ANTONIO RODRIGUES, husband of late Maria Piedade,
father of Joaquim/Nancy, John/Bela, Annie/late Manuel, Joao/Milagrosa,
Rosy/Seby (Dubai).
19 Apr: Mapusa-Duler: ANGELA ROSARIO D'SOUZA, wife of Benny, mother of
carmine/Albert (Kuwait) and Iris.
19 Apr: Saligao-Muddavaddo: VITO CRESCENDO COELHO, husband of Emily,
father of Quentin/Patricia, Kenneth/Maureen, Christopher/Lynette, Tina/Ozy,
Elaine/Lincoln.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.4 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 56% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The early part of the morning was quite cool after a very
windy Easter evening yesterday.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= 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
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-21 06:21:33 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 21, 2003

"AVOID SARS; COME TO GOA": Bitten by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
bug, the State government is now planning to make Goa the "safest" place to
avoid SARS. According to official sources, the government plans to unleash
a series of SARS-related campaigns carrying a slogan"Escape SARS come to
Goa".(GT)

DUST PAINTS VASCO BLACK: The port-town town (Vasco) wore a filthy look
yesterday as a result of gusty winds which swept coal dust from Mormugao
port across the city, evoking anger of the residents at port authorities.
The dumping of coal in the open berth Nos 1 and 11 of MPT has been
continuing despite MPT officials being alerted of the breeze carrying coal
dust into the city. The vendors and shopkeepers in the vegetable market
held a meeting in the evening and decided to gherao Mormugao Municipal
Council chairperson Vidya Shet today over the pollution issue. (GT)

TRUCKERS' STIR CRIPPLES FLOW OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES: With no solution in
sight over the nation-wide truckers' strike, which entered its seventh day
on April 20, the delivery network has been crippled thus sending the prices
of vegetable and other commodities soaring in markets. The State has to
depend for almost all types of commodities on neighbouring states. Some
traders have also resorted to hoarding up available, scarce essential
commodities. (NT)

DOWNFALL OF AGRICULTURE: If during Liberation of Goa, 60 per cent of Goans
earned their livelihood by toiling the soil, by the turn of the century
merely 16 per cent plough their land. Reasons are manifold like mining boom
and allure of jobs in Gulf countries which effortlessly drove away locals
from traditional occupations. Agriculture activities were dealt a further,
major blow with mushrooming unplanned constructions all over Goa, following
Goa's success in the tourism sector. Nonetheless, the major culprits, the
preceding governments irrespective of their party affiliations, have not
made the slightest contribution towards agricultural development. (H)

TOURIST BOAT OWNERS SEEK MLAS' BACKING: The All Goa Tourist Boat Owners
Association on Saturday resolved to seek the support of all MLAs to enact a
comprehensive legislation safeguarding the interest of the tourist boat
owners. Tourist boat owners from Calangute, Candolim, Nerul, Dona Pula,
Colva and Benaulim met at Dona Paula to take stock of the situation arising
out of the stoppage of tourist boat trips due to the tragic accident at
Anjuna on 15 April. (GT)

EASTER CELEBRATED: The Christian community in Goa yesterday celebrated
Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his symbolic victory over sin
and death, with pomp and gaiety. The feast marks the end of the 40-day
period of Lent. (GT)

EASTER MID-NIGHT MASS proved expensive for Angela Fernandes of Benaulim as
miscreants ransacked her house while she was away at the Holy Trinity
Church. Unknown culprits broke the latch of the main door of her house and
decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs.50,000. (GT)

CUNCOLIM TO WITNESS DEVELOPMENT: If anything, long-neglected Cuncolim town
has finally attracted attention of the powers that be on the development
front. While the South Goa MP, Ramakant Angle, has sanctioned funds to the
tune of Rs.1.20 crore to take up development projects, the State Urban
Development Ministry too has chipped in funds in the last two years. (H)

TRUCK KILLS MPT EMPLOYEE: Yellagardappa Gawdar, 45, who was working as a
pump operator in the CME dept of MPT, died on the spot after he was hit by
a speeding truck at gate number 9 of MPT Harbour on Saturday night. (GT)

NABBED FOR ALLEGED CONVERSION-RELATED ACTIVITIES: Alleged conversion
related activities by a Protestant pastor in Indiranagar's slum at Chimbel,
over the last three months, has caused some concern for the locals of the
region, if one goes by the complaint filed by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
before the local police station. Last week, the Old Goa police arrested one
Basavraj Talwar, a Protestant pastor, under Section 151 CrPC for such
"activities". (H)

IMSCDR SEATS FOR GOANS: Institute of Management Studies, Career Development
& Research, Ahmednagar-Maharashtra, is offering special management course
admission for the Goan students
While the institute offers special focus on
aspiring Goan students, it is offering 60 seats for the Christian minority
students of Goa for its MBA programme. (GT)

"NEW PATHS IN HIGHER EDUCATION": The Forum of Principals and representative
of managements of non-government colleges in Goa will organise a three-day
state-level conference on "New Paths in Higher Education". The three-day
conference will start at 9.30 am on 24 April and will end at 1.00 pm on 26
April at St Xavier's College Hall in Mapusa. The conference will be
addressed by Dr Xavier Alphonso, former principal of Loyola College,
Chennai, and his team. Parents and educationists, who are interested in
attending the conference, may contact the college office on tel 2262356 by
22 April.

FN'S CYBERMATRIMONIALS COLUMN goes out around thefifteenth and end of every
month. If you wish to have a free matrimonial advert circulated throughthis
network (reaching an estimated 4000 readers), please draft yours in under a
hundred words andsend it to fred at bytesforall.org with MATRIMONIALS as your
subjectline. Pass on this note toanyone whom you think it could help.

BL JOSEPH VAZ ANNIVERSARY: The 352nd anniversary of the patron of Goa,
Blessed Joseph Vaz, will be celebrated on April 21, at the statue of
Blessed Joseph Vaz at the Cortalim ferry point at 6 pm. Fr Jose Dias, vicar
of Cortalim parish, will celebrate the mass. (H)

FACE-LIFT FOR LAD MUSEUM: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the oldest museum in the
metropolis (Mumbai) and the second oldest in the country will soon get a
facelift for the first time in 131 years. The 131-year-old museum at
Byculla, with its varied collection, is the finest architectural example of
a palladian style with oranate Victorian interiors that are extensively
gold gilded. (H)

"BIG CITY BAND" IN QATAR: The "Big City Band" from Goa will perform at the
Easter Ball at Doha Qatar on Thursday. The band comprising of Ignatius
Fernandes, Adrian Pereira, Inacio Joao, Denzil Pereira, Lucio Furtado and
Chrystal Farrel, is expected to return to Goa on April 26 to perform at
Pilerne.


ON SARS: "The Goa government has to thank the press for alerting it
because at present the press has undertaken the task of public health
education. The system of early detection and quarantine was far more
efficient and well organised during the Portuguese regime. Goa is a highly
urbanized state with a booming tourism sector. Goans are frequent
international travelers. Goa attracts more than quarter million foreign
visitors, which include several thousands from the SARS affected areas.
Thousands of Goans are on the sea and visit many Southeast Asian ports. So,
as compared to any other region in India, the probability of an epidemic
hitting Goa is substantially high. But we don't learn in Goa unless
something serious happens." (Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

KENI LAMENTS: The noted journalist and editor of "Rashtramat", Mr
Chandrakant Keni, said that after working for over four decades in the
field of journalism, he is a disillusioned man, the disillusionment
evolving out of fast changing trends giving rise to self-centred style of
functioning. Mr Keni delivering a lecture on "Liberalisation of
Journalism", organised by the Goa Union of Journalists in Panjim, observed
that the society in general has great expectation from scribes. However,
the soldiers of the pen are often seen to be giving in for paltry favours
like flat, plot of land, appointment on a committee or a council, or ever a
dinner party. (NT)

DEBORAH, NEELAM FOR GERMANY: Miss Deborah Pacheco and Miss Neelam Singh
from the Department of Management Studies, Goa University, have been
selected to undertake a semester in business studies at the Fachhochschule
Ingolstadt (University of Applied Sciences), Germany. During their 5-month
stay, the girls will pursue courses such as International Finance,
Intercultural Business Communication and International Contract
Negotiation. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM CC STUN IQBAL XI: Siolim Cricket Club moved into the quarter-finals
of the seventeenth all-Goa cricket tournament for Fransa Trophy, organised
by Betalbatim cricket club with a five-run victory over Iqbal XI, at
Fatorda. (GT)

CURTORIM GYM IN QUARTERS: Hosts ICSC, Paroda, bowed out of the fifth
Immaculate Festival soccer tournament organised by the Immaculate
Conception SC, Avedem-Paroda at the Panchayat grounds yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H
20 Apr: Socorro-Maina: DOMETILDA SIMOES, wife of late Vicente Paulo,
mother of Augusto/Irene (Kuwait), John Paul/Yvette, Annie/Agnelo,
Milagres/Molly.
19 Apr: Guirim-Perxette: ASSARCIO D'MELLO, husband of Regina, father of
Abercio and Rachel, expired in UAE.
18 Apr: Mapusa: DOMINGOS JV PINTO, son of late Joao Francisco/late
Epifania, brother of late John, late Paul, Dr Joaquim Matias.
20 Apr: Loutulim: ANTONIO RODRIGUES, husband of late Maria Piedade,
father of Joaquim/Nancy, John/Bela, Annie/late Manuel, Joao/Milagrosa,
Rosy/Seby (Dubai).
19 Apr: Mapusa-Duler: ANGELA ROSARIO D'SOUZA, wife of Benny, mother of
carmine/Albert (Kuwait) and Iris.
19 Apr: Saligao-Muddavaddo: VITO CRESCENDO COELHO, husband of Emily,
father of Quentin/Patricia, Kenneth/Maureen, Christopher/Lynette, Tina/Ozy,
Elaine/Lincoln.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.4 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 56% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The early part of the morning was quite cool after a very
windy Easter evening yesterday.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= 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
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-21 06:21:33 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 21, 2003

"AVOID SARS; COME TO GOA": Bitten by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
bug, the State government is now planning to make Goa the "safest" place to
avoid SARS. According to official sources, the government plans to unleash
a series of SARS-related campaigns carrying a slogan"Escape SARS come to
Goa".(GT)

DUST PAINTS VASCO BLACK: The port-town town (Vasco) wore a filthy look
yesterday as a result of gusty winds which swept coal dust from Mormugao
port across the city, evoking anger of the residents at port authorities.
The dumping of coal in the open berth Nos 1 and 11 of MPT has been
continuing despite MPT officials being alerted of the breeze carrying coal
dust into the city. The vendors and shopkeepers in the vegetable market
held a meeting in the evening and decided to gherao Mormugao Municipal
Council chairperson Vidya Shet today over the pollution issue. (GT)

TRUCKERS' STIR CRIPPLES FLOW OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES: With no solution in
sight over the nation-wide truckers' strike, which entered its seventh day
on April 20, the delivery network has been crippled thus sending the prices
of vegetable and other commodities soaring in markets. The State has to
depend for almost all types of commodities on neighbouring states. Some
traders have also resorted to hoarding up available, scarce essential
commodities. (NT)

DOWNFALL OF AGRICULTURE: If during Liberation of Goa, 60 per cent of Goans
earned their livelihood by toiling the soil, by the turn of the century
merely 16 per cent plough their land. Reasons are manifold like mining boom
and allure of jobs in Gulf countries which effortlessly drove away locals
from traditional occupations. Agriculture activities were dealt a further,
major blow with mushrooming unplanned constructions all over Goa, following
Goa's success in the tourism sector. Nonetheless, the major culprits, the
preceding governments irrespective of their party affiliations, have not
made the slightest contribution towards agricultural development. (H)

TOURIST BOAT OWNERS SEEK MLAS' BACKING: The All Goa Tourist Boat Owners
Association on Saturday resolved to seek the support of all MLAs to enact a
comprehensive legislation safeguarding the interest of the tourist boat
owners. Tourist boat owners from Calangute, Candolim, Nerul, Dona Pula,
Colva and Benaulim met at Dona Paula to take stock of the situation arising
out of the stoppage of tourist boat trips due to the tragic accident at
Anjuna on 15 April. (GT)

EASTER CELEBRATED: The Christian community in Goa yesterday celebrated
Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his symbolic victory over sin
and death, with pomp and gaiety. The feast marks the end of the 40-day
period of Lent. (GT)

EASTER MID-NIGHT MASS proved expensive for Angela Fernandes of Benaulim as
miscreants ransacked her house while she was away at the Holy Trinity
Church. Unknown culprits broke the latch of the main door of her house and
decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs.50,000. (GT)

CUNCOLIM TO WITNESS DEVELOPMENT: If anything, long-neglected Cuncolim town
has finally attracted attention of the powers that be on the development
front. While the South Goa MP, Ramakant Angle, has sanctioned funds to the
tune of Rs.1.20 crore to take up development projects, the State Urban
Development Ministry too has chipped in funds in the last two years. (H)

TRUCK KILLS MPT EMPLOYEE: Yellagardappa Gawdar, 45, who was working as a
pump operator in the CME dept of MPT, died on the spot after he was hit by
a speeding truck at gate number 9 of MPT Harbour on Saturday night. (GT)

NABBED FOR ALLEGED CONVERSION-RELATED ACTIVITIES: Alleged conversion
related activities by a Protestant pastor in Indiranagar's slum at Chimbel,
over the last three months, has caused some concern for the locals of the
region, if one goes by the complaint filed by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
before the local police station. Last week, the Old Goa police arrested one
Basavraj Talwar, a Protestant pastor, under Section 151 CrPC for such
"activities". (H)

IMSCDR SEATS FOR GOANS: Institute of Management Studies, Career Development
& Research, Ahmednagar-Maharashtra, is offering special management course
admission for the Goan students
While the institute offers special focus on
aspiring Goan students, it is offering 60 seats for the Christian minority
students of Goa for its MBA programme. (GT)

"NEW PATHS IN HIGHER EDUCATION": The Forum of Principals and representative
of managements of non-government colleges in Goa will organise a three-day
state-level conference on "New Paths in Higher Education". The three-day
conference will start at 9.30 am on 24 April and will end at 1.00 pm on 26
April at St Xavier's College Hall in Mapusa. The conference will be
addressed by Dr Xavier Alphonso, former principal of Loyola College,
Chennai, and his team. Parents and educationists, who are interested in
attending the conference, may contact the college office on tel 2262356 by
22 April.

FN'S CYBERMATRIMONIALS COLUMN goes out around thefifteenth and end of every
month. If you wish to have a free matrimonial advert circulated throughthis
network (reaching an estimated 4000 readers), please draft yours in under a
hundred words andsend it to fred at bytesforall.org with MATRIMONIALS as your
subjectline. Pass on this note toanyone whom you think it could help.

BL JOSEPH VAZ ANNIVERSARY: The 352nd anniversary of the patron of Goa,
Blessed Joseph Vaz, will be celebrated on April 21, at the statue of
Blessed Joseph Vaz at the Cortalim ferry point at 6 pm. Fr Jose Dias, vicar
of Cortalim parish, will celebrate the mass. (H)

FACE-LIFT FOR LAD MUSEUM: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the oldest museum in the
metropolis (Mumbai) and the second oldest in the country will soon get a
facelift for the first time in 131 years. The 131-year-old museum at
Byculla, with its varied collection, is the finest architectural example of
a palladian style with oranate Victorian interiors that are extensively
gold gilded. (H)

"BIG CITY BAND" IN QATAR: The "Big City Band" from Goa will perform at the
Easter Ball at Doha Qatar on Thursday. The band comprising of Ignatius
Fernandes, Adrian Pereira, Inacio Joao, Denzil Pereira, Lucio Furtado and
Chrystal Farrel, is expected to return to Goa on April 26 to perform at
Pilerne.


ON SARS: "The Goa government has to thank the press for alerting it
because at present the press has undertaken the task of public health
education. The system of early detection and quarantine was far more
efficient and well organised during the Portuguese regime. Goa is a highly
urbanized state with a booming tourism sector. Goans are frequent
international travelers. Goa attracts more than quarter million foreign
visitors, which include several thousands from the SARS affected areas.
Thousands of Goans are on the sea and visit many Southeast Asian ports. So,
as compared to any other region in India, the probability of an epidemic
hitting Goa is substantially high. But we don't learn in Goa unless
something serious happens." (Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

KENI LAMENTS: The noted journalist and editor of "Rashtramat", Mr
Chandrakant Keni, said that after working for over four decades in the
field of journalism, he is a disillusioned man, the disillusionment
evolving out of fast changing trends giving rise to self-centred style of
functioning. Mr Keni delivering a lecture on "Liberalisation of
Journalism", organised by the Goa Union of Journalists in Panjim, observed
that the society in general has great expectation from scribes. However,
the soldiers of the pen are often seen to be giving in for paltry favours
like flat, plot of land, appointment on a committee or a council, or ever a
dinner party. (NT)

DEBORAH, NEELAM FOR GERMANY: Miss Deborah Pacheco and Miss Neelam Singh
from the Department of Management Studies, Goa University, have been
selected to undertake a semester in business studies at the Fachhochschule
Ingolstadt (University of Applied Sciences), Germany. During their 5-month
stay, the girls will pursue courses such as International Finance,
Intercultural Business Communication and International Contract
Negotiation. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM CC STUN IQBAL XI: Siolim Cricket Club moved into the quarter-finals
of the seventeenth all-Goa cricket tournament for Fransa Trophy, organised
by Betalbatim cricket club with a five-run victory over Iqbal XI, at
Fatorda. (GT)

CURTORIM GYM IN QUARTERS: Hosts ICSC, Paroda, bowed out of the fifth
Immaculate Festival soccer tournament organised by the Immaculate
Conception SC, Avedem-Paroda at the Panchayat grounds yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H
20 Apr: Socorro-Maina: DOMETILDA SIMOES, wife of late Vicente Paulo,
mother of Augusto/Irene (Kuwait), John Paul/Yvette, Annie/Agnelo,
Milagres/Molly.
19 Apr: Guirim-Perxette: ASSARCIO D'MELLO, husband of Regina, father of
Abercio and Rachel, expired in UAE.
18 Apr: Mapusa: DOMINGOS JV PINTO, son of late Joao Francisco/late
Epifania, brother of late John, late Paul, Dr Joaquim Matias.
20 Apr: Loutulim: ANTONIO RODRIGUES, husband of late Maria Piedade,
father of Joaquim/Nancy, John/Bela, Annie/late Manuel, Joao/Milagrosa,
Rosy/Seby (Dubai).
19 Apr: Mapusa-Duler: ANGELA ROSARIO D'SOUZA, wife of Benny, mother of
carmine/Albert (Kuwait) and Iris.
19 Apr: Saligao-Muddavaddo: VITO CRESCENDO COELHO, husband of Emily,
father of Quentin/Patricia, Kenneth/Maureen, Christopher/Lynette, Tina/Ozy,
Elaine/Lincoln.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.4 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 56% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The early part of the morning was quite cool after a very
windy Easter evening yesterday.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= 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
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-21 06:21:33 UTC
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April 21, 2003

"AVOID SARS; COME TO GOA": Bitten by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
bug, the State government is now planning to make Goa the "safest" place to
avoid SARS. According to official sources, the government plans to unleash
a series of SARS-related campaigns carrying a slogan"Escape SARS come to
Goa".(GT)

DUST PAINTS VASCO BLACK: The port-town town (Vasco) wore a filthy look
yesterday as a result of gusty winds which swept coal dust from Mormugao
port across the city, evoking anger of the residents at port authorities.
The dumping of coal in the open berth Nos 1 and 11 of MPT has been
continuing despite MPT officials being alerted of the breeze carrying coal
dust into the city. The vendors and shopkeepers in the vegetable market
held a meeting in the evening and decided to gherao Mormugao Municipal
Council chairperson Vidya Shet today over the pollution issue. (GT)

TRUCKERS' STIR CRIPPLES FLOW OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES: With no solution in
sight over the nation-wide truckers' strike, which entered its seventh day
on April 20, the delivery network has been crippled thus sending the prices
of vegetable and other commodities soaring in markets. The State has to
depend for almost all types of commodities on neighbouring states. Some
traders have also resorted to hoarding up available, scarce essential
commodities. (NT)

DOWNFALL OF AGRICULTURE: If during Liberation of Goa, 60 per cent of Goans
earned their livelihood by toiling the soil, by the turn of the century
merely 16 per cent plough their land. Reasons are manifold like mining boom
and allure of jobs in Gulf countries which effortlessly drove away locals
from traditional occupations. Agriculture activities were dealt a further,
major blow with mushrooming unplanned constructions all over Goa, following
Goa's success in the tourism sector. Nonetheless, the major culprits, the
preceding governments irrespective of their party affiliations, have not
made the slightest contribution towards agricultural development. (H)

TOURIST BOAT OWNERS SEEK MLAS' BACKING: The All Goa Tourist Boat Owners
Association on Saturday resolved to seek the support of all MLAs to enact a
comprehensive legislation safeguarding the interest of the tourist boat
owners. Tourist boat owners from Calangute, Candolim, Nerul, Dona Pula,
Colva and Benaulim met at Dona Paula to take stock of the situation arising
out of the stoppage of tourist boat trips due to the tragic accident at
Anjuna on 15 April. (GT)

EASTER CELEBRATED: The Christian community in Goa yesterday celebrated
Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his symbolic victory over sin
and death, with pomp and gaiety. The feast marks the end of the 40-day
period of Lent. (GT)

EASTER MID-NIGHT MASS proved expensive for Angela Fernandes of Benaulim as
miscreants ransacked her house while she was away at the Holy Trinity
Church. Unknown culprits broke the latch of the main door of her house and
decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs.50,000. (GT)

CUNCOLIM TO WITNESS DEVELOPMENT: If anything, long-neglected Cuncolim town
has finally attracted attention of the powers that be on the development
front. While the South Goa MP, Ramakant Angle, has sanctioned funds to the
tune of Rs.1.20 crore to take up development projects, the State Urban
Development Ministry too has chipped in funds in the last two years. (H)

TRUCK KILLS MPT EMPLOYEE: Yellagardappa Gawdar, 45, who was working as a
pump operator in the CME dept of MPT, died on the spot after he was hit by
a speeding truck at gate number 9 of MPT Harbour on Saturday night. (GT)

NABBED FOR ALLEGED CONVERSION-RELATED ACTIVITIES: Alleged conversion
related activities by a Protestant pastor in Indiranagar's slum at Chimbel,
over the last three months, has caused some concern for the locals of the
region, if one goes by the complaint filed by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
before the local police station. Last week, the Old Goa police arrested one
Basavraj Talwar, a Protestant pastor, under Section 151 CrPC for such
"activities". (H)

IMSCDR SEATS FOR GOANS: Institute of Management Studies, Career Development
& Research, Ahmednagar-Maharashtra, is offering special management course
admission for the Goan students
While the institute offers special focus on
aspiring Goan students, it is offering 60 seats for the Christian minority
students of Goa for its MBA programme. (GT)

"NEW PATHS IN HIGHER EDUCATION": The Forum of Principals and representative
of managements of non-government colleges in Goa will organise a three-day
state-level conference on "New Paths in Higher Education". The three-day
conference will start at 9.30 am on 24 April and will end at 1.00 pm on 26
April at St Xavier's College Hall in Mapusa. The conference will be
addressed by Dr Xavier Alphonso, former principal of Loyola College,
Chennai, and his team. Parents and educationists, who are interested in
attending the conference, may contact the college office on tel 2262356 by
22 April.

FN'S CYBERMATRIMONIALS COLUMN goes out around thefifteenth and end of every
month. If you wish to have a free matrimonial advert circulated throughthis
network (reaching an estimated 4000 readers), please draft yours in under a
hundred words andsend it to fred at bytesforall.org with MATRIMONIALS as your
subjectline. Pass on this note toanyone whom you think it could help.

BL JOSEPH VAZ ANNIVERSARY: The 352nd anniversary of the patron of Goa,
Blessed Joseph Vaz, will be celebrated on April 21, at the statue of
Blessed Joseph Vaz at the Cortalim ferry point at 6 pm. Fr Jose Dias, vicar
of Cortalim parish, will celebrate the mass. (H)

FACE-LIFT FOR LAD MUSEUM: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the oldest museum in the
metropolis (Mumbai) and the second oldest in the country will soon get a
facelift for the first time in 131 years. The 131-year-old museum at
Byculla, with its varied collection, is the finest architectural example of
a palladian style with oranate Victorian interiors that are extensively
gold gilded. (H)

"BIG CITY BAND" IN QATAR: The "Big City Band" from Goa will perform at the
Easter Ball at Doha Qatar on Thursday. The band comprising of Ignatius
Fernandes, Adrian Pereira, Inacio Joao, Denzil Pereira, Lucio Furtado and
Chrystal Farrel, is expected to return to Goa on April 26 to perform at
Pilerne.


ON SARS: "The Goa government has to thank the press for alerting it
because at present the press has undertaken the task of public health
education. The system of early detection and quarantine was far more
efficient and well organised during the Portuguese regime. Goa is a highly
urbanized state with a booming tourism sector. Goans are frequent
international travelers. Goa attracts more than quarter million foreign
visitors, which include several thousands from the SARS affected areas.
Thousands of Goans are on the sea and visit many Southeast Asian ports. So,
as compared to any other region in India, the probability of an epidemic
hitting Goa is substantially high. But we don't learn in Goa unless
something serious happens." (Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

KENI LAMENTS: The noted journalist and editor of "Rashtramat", Mr
Chandrakant Keni, said that after working for over four decades in the
field of journalism, he is a disillusioned man, the disillusionment
evolving out of fast changing trends giving rise to self-centred style of
functioning. Mr Keni delivering a lecture on "Liberalisation of
Journalism", organised by the Goa Union of Journalists in Panjim, observed
that the society in general has great expectation from scribes. However,
the soldiers of the pen are often seen to be giving in for paltry favours
like flat, plot of land, appointment on a committee or a council, or ever a
dinner party. (NT)

DEBORAH, NEELAM FOR GERMANY: Miss Deborah Pacheco and Miss Neelam Singh
from the Department of Management Studies, Goa University, have been
selected to undertake a semester in business studies at the Fachhochschule
Ingolstadt (University of Applied Sciences), Germany. During their 5-month
stay, the girls will pursue courses such as International Finance,
Intercultural Business Communication and International Contract
Negotiation. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM CC STUN IQBAL XI: Siolim Cricket Club moved into the quarter-finals
of the seventeenth all-Goa cricket tournament for Fransa Trophy, organised
by Betalbatim cricket club with a five-run victory over Iqbal XI, at
Fatorda. (GT)

CURTORIM GYM IN QUARTERS: Hosts ICSC, Paroda, bowed out of the fifth
Immaculate Festival soccer tournament organised by the Immaculate
Conception SC, Avedem-Paroda at the Panchayat grounds yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H
20 Apr: Socorro-Maina: DOMETILDA SIMOES, wife of late Vicente Paulo,
mother of Augusto/Irene (Kuwait), John Paul/Yvette, Annie/Agnelo,
Milagres/Molly.
19 Apr: Guirim-Perxette: ASSARCIO D'MELLO, husband of Regina, father of
Abercio and Rachel, expired in UAE.
18 Apr: Mapusa: DOMINGOS JV PINTO, son of late Joao Francisco/late
Epifania, brother of late John, late Paul, Dr Joaquim Matias.
20 Apr: Loutulim: ANTONIO RODRIGUES, husband of late Maria Piedade,
father of Joaquim/Nancy, John/Bela, Annie/late Manuel, Joao/Milagrosa,
Rosy/Seby (Dubai).
19 Apr: Mapusa-Duler: ANGELA ROSARIO D'SOUZA, wife of Benny, mother of
carmine/Albert (Kuwait) and Iris.
19 Apr: Saligao-Muddavaddo: VITO CRESCENDO COELHO, husband of Emily,
father of Quentin/Patricia, Kenneth/Maureen, Christopher/Lynette, Tina/Ozy,
Elaine/Lincoln.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.4 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 56% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The early part of the morning was quite cool after a very
windy Easter evening yesterday.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= 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

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