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Dec 08, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Tujem kalliz sodanch fatra poros nibor." (Your
heart is always harder than a stone.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

FEATURE: Goacom-Goanow Feature on the Feast of St Francis Xavier at
http://goacom.com/goanow/sfxfeast/SFXfeast2004.htm

DEMPO FOR SECOND AUTOPSY ON FOOTBALL STAR: President of Dempo Sports Club,
Srinivas Dempo, on December 7, said that he was not happy with the
preliminary post-mortem report regarding the cause of death of his team
player, Cristiano de Lima Junior, and was keeping open the option of a
second post-mortem in Goa. (GT)

DEMPO TO HONOUR FULL CONTRACT: Dempo Sports Club president Srinivas Dempo
has promised to honour the full contract of Cristiano de Lima Junior, even
though the Brazilian striker, unfortunately, was associated with the club
for a little over a month. (H)

SKY BUS TESTING TO RESUME: Two and half months after the September 25
accident nearly grounded the indigenously developed Sky Bus project, the
Konkan Railway Corporation is finally bracing up to resume further testing
of the technology at the Rs.50 crore test rail track erected at Rawanfond in
Margao. (H)

31 CONVICTED FOR CHURCH BLASTS: A TADA court in Hyderabad has convicted 31
persons in the church blast cases that caused ripples in Goa, Karnataka and
Andhra Pradesh in June-July 2000. According to reports in the national
press, the charge of conspiracy leveled against the 31, belonging to the
Deendar Anjuman, was proved and they were sentenced to a four-year term.It
may be recalled that a powerful explosion rocked the century-old St Andrew
Church in port-town Vasco at about 10.50 am on June 9, 2000, partially
damaging the edifice. (H)

BUNGALOW BURGLED AT MIRAMAR: Despite the Miramar area being swarmed by
crowds due to the ongoing entertainment at the beach, thieves had a field
day when they broke open the hind door of a bungalow in St Mary's Colony
area and robbed jewelry worth some 70,000 rupees belonging to Ana Sequeira,
on December 6 evening. (H)

UNDERGROUND CABLING: The Minister for Power, Digambar Kamat, said that the
Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme has accorded its sanction
for the third phase of underground cabling in the State of Goa. (H)

KONKANI FILM 'SOOD' TO BE SCREENED: The much-awaited Konkani film on Goa's
freedom struggle 'Sood' will be screened at the IFFI Inox Multiplex, Panaji,
at 3 pm on 9 December. The cast includes veteran Bollywood actors Tom Alter,
Parikshit Sahani, Sanjeev Prabhudessai, Prashanti Talpankar and others. (GT)

MAN HANGS TO DEATH: A native of west Bengal, named Sunil (22), hanged to
death, on December 7, from a tree using a dog's chain, in Margao. (GT)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: One Kamla Suresh Harzale (17), a resident of
Tisk-Karapur, committed suicide on December 7 morning by jumping off an old
wooden bridge at Sanquelim. (GT)

CHEAP LIQUOR CAUSE OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS: According to Prasanna Acharya,
Assistant Commissioner of Excise, Panjim, "Cheap availability of Indian Made
Foreign Liquor" is the reason why people drink more often in Goa. Dr Ruando
de Sa, Medical Superintendent, Asilo, another reason that leads to liver
cirrhosis "is the adulteration of alcohol". The other problem is the number
of bars across the State which is 7,500 (licensed) and 1,200 shops that sell
liquor. (Nerita Baptista in Herald)

CANDOLIM SHACK OWNERS PROTEST: The demolition squad of the tourism
department which had gone to demolish shacks at the Candolim beach on
December 7 returned empty handed as some shack owners protested the
demolition alleging that the department was carrying out selective
demolition. Seeing the squad a large number of people, particularly shack
owners, protested at their being selectively targeted by the authorities.
(NT)

RADIATION FROM CELL PHONE TOWERS: The radiation emanating from the base
stations (towers) of mobile telephones are so low that they pose no threat
to human health or life, members of the Cellular Operators Association of In
dia said on December 7. Seeking to allay fears of the public, who have
recently objected to the erection of mobile telephone towers in many parts
of Goa, COAI members held a press conference in Panaji. (NT)

MINISTER'S CAR DAMAGED: The official car of Law Minister, Mr Francis D'
Souza, was damaged when it was involved in an accident at Khorlim on
December 7 morning. However, no one was injured in the mishap. (NT)

'OCEAN TO SKY' TREK, the annual All India Trekking Expedition for the NCC
cadets from different parts of the country, takes off today. The first of
the eight batches of the expedition would be flagged off at 8.30 am from the
base camp, Fatorda Stadium, Margao. The expedition will cover 115 kms
through five staging camps at Chandranath Hill, Quepem, Bali, Betul and
Varca. (GT)

'DIVJOTSAV' AT BICHOLIM: Palkhi procession to be held at Barajan on 11
December will mark the annual "Divjotsav" in Bicholim. The procession will
then return to the temple at night. Thousands of devotees are scheduled to
participate in the procession. (GT)

KR'S COASTAL KARNATAKA TOURS: The Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd recently
lunched its coastal Karnataka tour that takes one through natural forests,
green valleys, perennial rivers and pristine beaches. The four-day tour
begins from Mumbai with accommodation being provided at the three-star
Raioltel at Kumta, which has twin-bedded rooms and a full-fledged
restaurant. The tour takes one to the Gokarna temple and Om beach, Jog
falls, gigantic rock formations of Yana, tallest Shiva statue at Murdeshwar,
Marvanthe beach and other places of attraction. The tour fare is priced at
Rs.6,000 for an adult and Rs.4,000 per child. Details: www.konkanrailway.com
(GT)

GOANS CELEBRATE ST XAVIER'S FEAST IN ROME: The Goan community namely the
priests, religious, laity, along with Hindu brethren celebrated the feast of
St Francis Xavier in Rome. The solemn mass in Konkani was celebrated in the
famous Church of "Gesu", the principal church of the Jesuit order. It is in
this church that the right arm of St Francis is venerated. The main
celebrant was Fr Romeo Monteiro. The mass ended with the great chorus of
"San Francisku Xaviera, Tuji Kuddu Goem Xhara". (H)

KITE FESTIVAL: With the culmination of the ongoing IFFI on December 9, the
three-day Goa Kite Carnival will begin at Miramar Beach, Panaji, to
entertain the crowd from December 10 to 12. The event has been organised and
conceptualized by Ajay Prakash, CEO of Nomad Travels and the Nomad Heritage
Trust. Indian Airlines are the travel partners. The Goa Kite Carnival has
enjoyed unmitigated success over the last two years. Mr Shailendra Mehta
said kite fliers from the US, the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands,
Austria, Singapore, Germany and Australia, besides from several states from
across India would participate. (NT)

SUPPORT THE CINEMA, NOT THE CIRCUS: IFFI must stay, but the
government-controlled circus must go. The two things are diverse and the
sooner the government of Goa realizes this, the better. The film festival
needs to be held in Goa because the venue is great and the facilities are
superb. The government's role begins and ends there. Beyond this, the
government should not spend its time, energy and money in managing film
festivals. It's a job to be left to professionals. (Edit in GT)

GAUNDALIM FEAST: The feast of Our Lady of Vitoria will be celebrated at
Gaundalim Church, near Old Goa, today. (GT)

ST ROCK'S FEAST: The annual feast of St Rock Chapel at Calata-Majorda will
be celebrated on December 11. (H)

S P O R T S

GOA SCORES 165-RUN WIN: An inspired bowling spell by debutant left-arm
spinner Sher Bahadur Yadav (3/9) and medium pacer Avinash Aware (3/42)
enabled hosts Goa to bundle out Vidarbha for a paltry 117 in their second
innings and win the match by 165 runs on the last day of the four-day Ranji
Trophy Plate "B" Cricket tournament match at MMC grounds in Margao. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Dec: Ex-Schenker & Nairobi: TONY MENDONCA: husband of Clara, member
and friend of the Toronto East Seniors Goan Association. Viewing: Ogden
Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, December 9, from 5 - 9
p.m. Funeral: Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on December 10 at
10.00 a.m. 14 Highgate Drive, Markham. Corner of Birchmount Road - 2 blocks
north of Steeles Ave. East. Burial at Christ the King Cemetery. ("Claude
Gomes" gomes.claude at sympatico.ca)
Sancoale: JOAO SANTANA FERNANDES: husband of Maria Caitan, father of
Gilroy and Gillian.
07 Dec: Paroda: NICOLAU J ALPHONSO: husband of Angela, father of Diogo,
David, Rita/Felix and Rocy/Agnel.
07 Dec: Porvorim: SHASHIKANT RAMCHANDRA DESAI: husband of Shaileja,
father of Yogita and Gayatri.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 33.7 degC; Min temp: 18.7 degC ; Humidity: 59% (Yesterday)
Weather: Clear skies, cool weather.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-12-08 05:31:29 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Dec 08, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Tujem kalliz sodanch fatra poros nibor." (Your
heart is always harder than a stone.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

FEATURE: Goacom-Goanow Feature on the Feast of St Francis Xavier at
http://goacom.com/goanow/sfxfeast/SFXfeast2004.htm

DEMPO FOR SECOND AUTOPSY ON FOOTBALL STAR: President of Dempo Sports Club,
Srinivas Dempo, on December 7, said that he was not happy with the
preliminary post-mortem report regarding the cause of death of his team
player, Cristiano de Lima Junior, and was keeping open the option of a
second post-mortem in Goa. (GT)

DEMPO TO HONOUR FULL CONTRACT: Dempo Sports Club president Srinivas Dempo
has promised to honour the full contract of Cristiano de Lima Junior, even
though the Brazilian striker, unfortunately, was associated with the club
for a little over a month. (H)

SKY BUS TESTING TO RESUME: Two and half months after the September 25
accident nearly grounded the indigenously developed Sky Bus project, the
Konkan Railway Corporation is finally bracing up to resume further testing
of the technology at the Rs.50 crore test rail track erected at Rawanfond in
Margao. (H)

31 CONVICTED FOR CHURCH BLASTS: A TADA court in Hyderabad has convicted 31
persons in the church blast cases that caused ripples in Goa, Karnataka and
Andhra Pradesh in June-July 2000. According to reports in the national
press, the charge of conspiracy leveled against the 31, belonging to the
Deendar Anjuman, was proved and they were sentenced to a four-year term.It
may be recalled that a powerful explosion rocked the century-old St Andrew
Church in port-town Vasco at about 10.50 am on June 9, 2000, partially
damaging the edifice. (H)

BUNGALOW BURGLED AT MIRAMAR: Despite the Miramar area being swarmed by
crowds due to the ongoing entertainment at the beach, thieves had a field
day when they broke open the hind door of a bungalow in St Mary's Colony
area and robbed jewelry worth some 70,000 rupees belonging to Ana Sequeira,
on December 6 evening. (H)

UNDERGROUND CABLING: The Minister for Power, Digambar Kamat, said that the
Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme has accorded its sanction
for the third phase of underground cabling in the State of Goa. (H)

KONKANI FILM 'SOOD' TO BE SCREENED: The much-awaited Konkani film on Goa's
freedom struggle 'Sood' will be screened at the IFFI Inox Multiplex, Panaji,
at 3 pm on 9 December. The cast includes veteran Bollywood actors Tom Alter,
Parikshit Sahani, Sanjeev Prabhudessai, Prashanti Talpankar and others. (GT)

MAN HANGS TO DEATH: A native of west Bengal, named Sunil (22), hanged to
death, on December 7, from a tree using a dog's chain, in Margao. (GT)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: One Kamla Suresh Harzale (17), a resident of
Tisk-Karapur, committed suicide on December 7 morning by jumping off an old
wooden bridge at Sanquelim. (GT)

CHEAP LIQUOR CAUSE OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS: According to Prasanna Acharya,
Assistant Commissioner of Excise, Panjim, "Cheap availability of Indian Made
Foreign Liquor" is the reason why people drink more often in Goa. Dr Ruando
de Sa, Medical Superintendent, Asilo, another reason that leads to liver
cirrhosis "is the adulteration of alcohol". The other problem is the number
of bars across the State which is 7,500 (licensed) and 1,200 shops that sell
liquor. (Nerita Baptista in Herald)

CANDOLIM SHACK OWNERS PROTEST: The demolition squad of the tourism
department which had gone to demolish shacks at the Candolim beach on
December 7 returned empty handed as some shack owners protested the
demolition alleging that the department was carrying out selective
demolition. Seeing the squad a large number of people, particularly shack
owners, protested at their being selectively targeted by the authorities.
(NT)

RADIATION FROM CELL PHONE TOWERS: The radiation emanating from the base
stations (towers) of mobile telephones are so low that they pose no threat
to human health or life, members of the Cellular Operators Association of In
dia said on December 7. Seeking to allay fears of the public, who have
recently objected to the erection of mobile telephone towers in many parts
of Goa, COAI members held a press conference in Panaji. (NT)

MINISTER'S CAR DAMAGED: The official car of Law Minister, Mr Francis D'
Souza, was damaged when it was involved in an accident at Khorlim on
December 7 morning. However, no one was injured in the mishap. (NT)

'OCEAN TO SKY' TREK, the annual All India Trekking Expedition for the NCC
cadets from different parts of the country, takes off today. The first of
the eight batches of the expedition would be flagged off at 8.30 am from the
base camp, Fatorda Stadium, Margao. The expedition will cover 115 kms
through five staging camps at Chandranath Hill, Quepem, Bali, Betul and
Varca. (GT)

'DIVJOTSAV' AT BICHOLIM: Palkhi procession to be held at Barajan on 11
December will mark the annual "Divjotsav" in Bicholim. The procession will
then return to the temple at night. Thousands of devotees are scheduled to
participate in the procession. (GT)

KR'S COASTAL KARNATAKA TOURS: The Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd recently
lunched its coastal Karnataka tour that takes one through natural forests,
green valleys, perennial rivers and pristine beaches. The four-day tour
begins from Mumbai with accommodation being provided at the three-star
Raioltel at Kumta, which has twin-bedded rooms and a full-fledged
restaurant. The tour takes one to the Gokarna temple and Om beach, Jog
falls, gigantic rock formations of Yana, tallest Shiva statue at Murdeshwar,
Marvanthe beach and other places of attraction. The tour fare is priced at
Rs.6,000 for an adult and Rs.4,000 per child. Details: www.konkanrailway.com
(GT)

GOANS CELEBRATE ST XAVIER'S FEAST IN ROME: The Goan community namely the
priests, religious, laity, along with Hindu brethren celebrated the feast of
St Francis Xavier in Rome. The solemn mass in Konkani was celebrated in the
famous Church of "Gesu", the principal church of the Jesuit order. It is in
this church that the right arm of St Francis is venerated. The main
celebrant was Fr Romeo Monteiro. The mass ended with the great chorus of
"San Francisku Xaviera, Tuji Kuddu Goem Xhara". (H)

KITE FESTIVAL: With the culmination of the ongoing IFFI on December 9, the
three-day Goa Kite Carnival will begin at Miramar Beach, Panaji, to
entertain the crowd from December 10 to 12. The event has been organised and
conceptualized by Ajay Prakash, CEO of Nomad Travels and the Nomad Heritage
Trust. Indian Airlines are the travel partners. The Goa Kite Carnival has
enjoyed unmitigated success over the last two years. Mr Shailendra Mehta
said kite fliers from the US, the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands,
Austria, Singapore, Germany and Australia, besides from several states from
across India would participate. (NT)

SUPPORT THE CINEMA, NOT THE CIRCUS: IFFI must stay, but the
government-controlled circus must go. The two things are diverse and the
sooner the government of Goa realizes this, the better. The film festival
needs to be held in Goa because the venue is great and the facilities are
superb. The government's role begins and ends there. Beyond this, the
government should not spend its time, energy and money in managing film
festivals. It's a job to be left to professionals. (Edit in GT)

GAUNDALIM FEAST: The feast of Our Lady of Vitoria will be celebrated at
Gaundalim Church, near Old Goa, today. (GT)

ST ROCK'S FEAST: The annual feast of St Rock Chapel at Calata-Majorda will
be celebrated on December 11. (H)

S P O R T S

GOA SCORES 165-RUN WIN: An inspired bowling spell by debutant left-arm
spinner Sher Bahadur Yadav (3/9) and medium pacer Avinash Aware (3/42)
enabled hosts Goa to bundle out Vidarbha for a paltry 117 in their second
innings and win the match by 165 runs on the last day of the four-day Ranji
Trophy Plate "B" Cricket tournament match at MMC grounds in Margao. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Dec: Ex-Schenker & Nairobi: TONY MENDONCA: husband of Clara, member
and friend of the Toronto East Seniors Goan Association. Viewing: Ogden
Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, December 9, from 5 - 9
p.m. Funeral: Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on December 10 at
10.00 a.m. 14 Highgate Drive, Markham. Corner of Birchmount Road - 2 blocks
north of Steeles Ave. East. Burial at Christ the King Cemetery. ("Claude
Gomes" gomes.claude at sympatico.ca)
Sancoale: JOAO SANTANA FERNANDES: husband of Maria Caitan, father of
Gilroy and Gillian.
07 Dec: Paroda: NICOLAU J ALPHONSO: husband of Angela, father of Diogo,
David, Rita/Felix and Rocy/Agnel.
07 Dec: Porvorim: SHASHIKANT RAMCHANDRA DESAI: husband of Shaileja,
father of Yogita and Gayatri.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 33.7 degC; Min temp: 18.7 degC ; Humidity: 59% (Yesterday)
Weather: Clear skies, cool weather.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-12-08 05:31:29 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Dec 08, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Tujem kalliz sodanch fatra poros nibor." (Your
heart is always harder than a stone.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

FEATURE: Goacom-Goanow Feature on the Feast of St Francis Xavier at
http://goacom.com/goanow/sfxfeast/SFXfeast2004.htm

DEMPO FOR SECOND AUTOPSY ON FOOTBALL STAR: President of Dempo Sports Club,
Srinivas Dempo, on December 7, said that he was not happy with the
preliminary post-mortem report regarding the cause of death of his team
player, Cristiano de Lima Junior, and was keeping open the option of a
second post-mortem in Goa. (GT)

DEMPO TO HONOUR FULL CONTRACT: Dempo Sports Club president Srinivas Dempo
has promised to honour the full contract of Cristiano de Lima Junior, even
though the Brazilian striker, unfortunately, was associated with the club
for a little over a month. (H)

SKY BUS TESTING TO RESUME: Two and half months after the September 25
accident nearly grounded the indigenously developed Sky Bus project, the
Konkan Railway Corporation is finally bracing up to resume further testing
of the technology at the Rs.50 crore test rail track erected at Rawanfond in
Margao. (H)

31 CONVICTED FOR CHURCH BLASTS: A TADA court in Hyderabad has convicted 31
persons in the church blast cases that caused ripples in Goa, Karnataka and
Andhra Pradesh in June-July 2000. According to reports in the national
press, the charge of conspiracy leveled against the 31, belonging to the
Deendar Anjuman, was proved and they were sentenced to a four-year term.It
may be recalled that a powerful explosion rocked the century-old St Andrew
Church in port-town Vasco at about 10.50 am on June 9, 2000, partially
damaging the edifice. (H)

BUNGALOW BURGLED AT MIRAMAR: Despite the Miramar area being swarmed by
crowds due to the ongoing entertainment at the beach, thieves had a field
day when they broke open the hind door of a bungalow in St Mary's Colony
area and robbed jewelry worth some 70,000 rupees belonging to Ana Sequeira,
on December 6 evening. (H)

UNDERGROUND CABLING: The Minister for Power, Digambar Kamat, said that the
Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme has accorded its sanction
for the third phase of underground cabling in the State of Goa. (H)

KONKANI FILM 'SOOD' TO BE SCREENED: The much-awaited Konkani film on Goa's
freedom struggle 'Sood' will be screened at the IFFI Inox Multiplex, Panaji,
at 3 pm on 9 December. The cast includes veteran Bollywood actors Tom Alter,
Parikshit Sahani, Sanjeev Prabhudessai, Prashanti Talpankar and others. (GT)

MAN HANGS TO DEATH: A native of west Bengal, named Sunil (22), hanged to
death, on December 7, from a tree using a dog's chain, in Margao. (GT)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: One Kamla Suresh Harzale (17), a resident of
Tisk-Karapur, committed suicide on December 7 morning by jumping off an old
wooden bridge at Sanquelim. (GT)

CHEAP LIQUOR CAUSE OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS: According to Prasanna Acharya,
Assistant Commissioner of Excise, Panjim, "Cheap availability of Indian Made
Foreign Liquor" is the reason why people drink more often in Goa. Dr Ruando
de Sa, Medical Superintendent, Asilo, another reason that leads to liver
cirrhosis "is the adulteration of alcohol". The other problem is the number
of bars across the State which is 7,500 (licensed) and 1,200 shops that sell
liquor. (Nerita Baptista in Herald)

CANDOLIM SHACK OWNERS PROTEST: The demolition squad of the tourism
department which had gone to demolish shacks at the Candolim beach on
December 7 returned empty handed as some shack owners protested the
demolition alleging that the department was carrying out selective
demolition. Seeing the squad a large number of people, particularly shack
owners, protested at their being selectively targeted by the authorities.
(NT)

RADIATION FROM CELL PHONE TOWERS: The radiation emanating from the base
stations (towers) of mobile telephones are so low that they pose no threat
to human health or life, members of the Cellular Operators Association of In
dia said on December 7. Seeking to allay fears of the public, who have
recently objected to the erection of mobile telephone towers in many parts
of Goa, COAI members held a press conference in Panaji. (NT)

MINISTER'S CAR DAMAGED: The official car of Law Minister, Mr Francis D'
Souza, was damaged when it was involved in an accident at Khorlim on
December 7 morning. However, no one was injured in the mishap. (NT)

'OCEAN TO SKY' TREK, the annual All India Trekking Expedition for the NCC
cadets from different parts of the country, takes off today. The first of
the eight batches of the expedition would be flagged off at 8.30 am from the
base camp, Fatorda Stadium, Margao. The expedition will cover 115 kms
through five staging camps at Chandranath Hill, Quepem, Bali, Betul and
Varca. (GT)

'DIVJOTSAV' AT BICHOLIM: Palkhi procession to be held at Barajan on 11
December will mark the annual "Divjotsav" in Bicholim. The procession will
then return to the temple at night. Thousands of devotees are scheduled to
participate in the procession. (GT)

KR'S COASTAL KARNATAKA TOURS: The Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd recently
lunched its coastal Karnataka tour that takes one through natural forests,
green valleys, perennial rivers and pristine beaches. The four-day tour
begins from Mumbai with accommodation being provided at the three-star
Raioltel at Kumta, which has twin-bedded rooms and a full-fledged
restaurant. The tour takes one to the Gokarna temple and Om beach, Jog
falls, gigantic rock formations of Yana, tallest Shiva statue at Murdeshwar,
Marvanthe beach and other places of attraction. The tour fare is priced at
Rs.6,000 for an adult and Rs.4,000 per child. Details: www.konkanrailway.com
(GT)

GOANS CELEBRATE ST XAVIER'S FEAST IN ROME: The Goan community namely the
priests, religious, laity, along with Hindu brethren celebrated the feast of
St Francis Xavier in Rome. The solemn mass in Konkani was celebrated in the
famous Church of "Gesu", the principal church of the Jesuit order. It is in
this church that the right arm of St Francis is venerated. The main
celebrant was Fr Romeo Monteiro. The mass ended with the great chorus of
"San Francisku Xaviera, Tuji Kuddu Goem Xhara". (H)

KITE FESTIVAL: With the culmination of the ongoing IFFI on December 9, the
three-day Goa Kite Carnival will begin at Miramar Beach, Panaji, to
entertain the crowd from December 10 to 12. The event has been organised and
conceptualized by Ajay Prakash, CEO of Nomad Travels and the Nomad Heritage
Trust. Indian Airlines are the travel partners. The Goa Kite Carnival has
enjoyed unmitigated success over the last two years. Mr Shailendra Mehta
said kite fliers from the US, the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands,
Austria, Singapore, Germany and Australia, besides from several states from
across India would participate. (NT)

SUPPORT THE CINEMA, NOT THE CIRCUS: IFFI must stay, but the
government-controlled circus must go. The two things are diverse and the
sooner the government of Goa realizes this, the better. The film festival
needs to be held in Goa because the venue is great and the facilities are
superb. The government's role begins and ends there. Beyond this, the
government should not spend its time, energy and money in managing film
festivals. It's a job to be left to professionals. (Edit in GT)

GAUNDALIM FEAST: The feast of Our Lady of Vitoria will be celebrated at
Gaundalim Church, near Old Goa, today. (GT)

ST ROCK'S FEAST: The annual feast of St Rock Chapel at Calata-Majorda will
be celebrated on December 11. (H)

S P O R T S

GOA SCORES 165-RUN WIN: An inspired bowling spell by debutant left-arm
spinner Sher Bahadur Yadav (3/9) and medium pacer Avinash Aware (3/42)
enabled hosts Goa to bundle out Vidarbha for a paltry 117 in their second
innings and win the match by 165 runs on the last day of the four-day Ranji
Trophy Plate "B" Cricket tournament match at MMC grounds in Margao. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Dec: Ex-Schenker & Nairobi: TONY MENDONCA: husband of Clara, member
and friend of the Toronto East Seniors Goan Association. Viewing: Ogden
Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, December 9, from 5 - 9
p.m. Funeral: Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on December 10 at
10.00 a.m. 14 Highgate Drive, Markham. Corner of Birchmount Road - 2 blocks
north of Steeles Ave. East. Burial at Christ the King Cemetery. ("Claude
Gomes" gomes.claude at sympatico.ca)
Sancoale: JOAO SANTANA FERNANDES: husband of Maria Caitan, father of
Gilroy and Gillian.
07 Dec: Paroda: NICOLAU J ALPHONSO: husband of Angela, father of Diogo,
David, Rita/Felix and Rocy/Agnel.
07 Dec: Porvorim: SHASHIKANT RAMCHANDRA DESAI: husband of Shaileja,
father of Yogita and Gayatri.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 33.7 degC; Min temp: 18.7 degC ; Humidity: 59% (Yesterday)
Weather: Clear skies, cool weather.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-12-08 05:31:29 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Dec 08, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Tujem kalliz sodanch fatra poros nibor." (Your
heart is always harder than a stone.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

FEATURE: Goacom-Goanow Feature on the Feast of St Francis Xavier at
http://goacom.com/goanow/sfxfeast/SFXfeast2004.htm

DEMPO FOR SECOND AUTOPSY ON FOOTBALL STAR: President of Dempo Sports Club,
Srinivas Dempo, on December 7, said that he was not happy with the
preliminary post-mortem report regarding the cause of death of his team
player, Cristiano de Lima Junior, and was keeping open the option of a
second post-mortem in Goa. (GT)

DEMPO TO HONOUR FULL CONTRACT: Dempo Sports Club president Srinivas Dempo
has promised to honour the full contract of Cristiano de Lima Junior, even
though the Brazilian striker, unfortunately, was associated with the club
for a little over a month. (H)

SKY BUS TESTING TO RESUME: Two and half months after the September 25
accident nearly grounded the indigenously developed Sky Bus project, the
Konkan Railway Corporation is finally bracing up to resume further testing
of the technology at the Rs.50 crore test rail track erected at Rawanfond in
Margao. (H)

31 CONVICTED FOR CHURCH BLASTS: A TADA court in Hyderabad has convicted 31
persons in the church blast cases that caused ripples in Goa, Karnataka and
Andhra Pradesh in June-July 2000. According to reports in the national
press, the charge of conspiracy leveled against the 31, belonging to the
Deendar Anjuman, was proved and they were sentenced to a four-year term.It
may be recalled that a powerful explosion rocked the century-old St Andrew
Church in port-town Vasco at about 10.50 am on June 9, 2000, partially
damaging the edifice. (H)

BUNGALOW BURGLED AT MIRAMAR: Despite the Miramar area being swarmed by
crowds due to the ongoing entertainment at the beach, thieves had a field
day when they broke open the hind door of a bungalow in St Mary's Colony
area and robbed jewelry worth some 70,000 rupees belonging to Ana Sequeira,
on December 6 evening. (H)

UNDERGROUND CABLING: The Minister for Power, Digambar Kamat, said that the
Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme has accorded its sanction
for the third phase of underground cabling in the State of Goa. (H)

KONKANI FILM 'SOOD' TO BE SCREENED: The much-awaited Konkani film on Goa's
freedom struggle 'Sood' will be screened at the IFFI Inox Multiplex, Panaji,
at 3 pm on 9 December. The cast includes veteran Bollywood actors Tom Alter,
Parikshit Sahani, Sanjeev Prabhudessai, Prashanti Talpankar and others. (GT)

MAN HANGS TO DEATH: A native of west Bengal, named Sunil (22), hanged to
death, on December 7, from a tree using a dog's chain, in Margao. (GT)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: One Kamla Suresh Harzale (17), a resident of
Tisk-Karapur, committed suicide on December 7 morning by jumping off an old
wooden bridge at Sanquelim. (GT)

CHEAP LIQUOR CAUSE OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS: According to Prasanna Acharya,
Assistant Commissioner of Excise, Panjim, "Cheap availability of Indian Made
Foreign Liquor" is the reason why people drink more often in Goa. Dr Ruando
de Sa, Medical Superintendent, Asilo, another reason that leads to liver
cirrhosis "is the adulteration of alcohol". The other problem is the number
of bars across the State which is 7,500 (licensed) and 1,200 shops that sell
liquor. (Nerita Baptista in Herald)

CANDOLIM SHACK OWNERS PROTEST: The demolition squad of the tourism
department which had gone to demolish shacks at the Candolim beach on
December 7 returned empty handed as some shack owners protested the
demolition alleging that the department was carrying out selective
demolition. Seeing the squad a large number of people, particularly shack
owners, protested at their being selectively targeted by the authorities.
(NT)

RADIATION FROM CELL PHONE TOWERS: The radiation emanating from the base
stations (towers) of mobile telephones are so low that they pose no threat
to human health or life, members of the Cellular Operators Association of In
dia said on December 7. Seeking to allay fears of the public, who have
recently objected to the erection of mobile telephone towers in many parts
of Goa, COAI members held a press conference in Panaji. (NT)

MINISTER'S CAR DAMAGED: The official car of Law Minister, Mr Francis D'
Souza, was damaged when it was involved in an accident at Khorlim on
December 7 morning. However, no one was injured in the mishap. (NT)

'OCEAN TO SKY' TREK, the annual All India Trekking Expedition for the NCC
cadets from different parts of the country, takes off today. The first of
the eight batches of the expedition would be flagged off at 8.30 am from the
base camp, Fatorda Stadium, Margao. The expedition will cover 115 kms
through five staging camps at Chandranath Hill, Quepem, Bali, Betul and
Varca. (GT)

'DIVJOTSAV' AT BICHOLIM: Palkhi procession to be held at Barajan on 11
December will mark the annual "Divjotsav" in Bicholim. The procession will
then return to the temple at night. Thousands of devotees are scheduled to
participate in the procession. (GT)

KR'S COASTAL KARNATAKA TOURS: The Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd recently
lunched its coastal Karnataka tour that takes one through natural forests,
green valleys, perennial rivers and pristine beaches. The four-day tour
begins from Mumbai with accommodation being provided at the three-star
Raioltel at Kumta, which has twin-bedded rooms and a full-fledged
restaurant. The tour takes one to the Gokarna temple and Om beach, Jog
falls, gigantic rock formations of Yana, tallest Shiva statue at Murdeshwar,
Marvanthe beach and other places of attraction. The tour fare is priced at
Rs.6,000 for an adult and Rs.4,000 per child. Details: www.konkanrailway.com
(GT)

GOANS CELEBRATE ST XAVIER'S FEAST IN ROME: The Goan community namely the
priests, religious, laity, along with Hindu brethren celebrated the feast of
St Francis Xavier in Rome. The solemn mass in Konkani was celebrated in the
famous Church of "Gesu", the principal church of the Jesuit order. It is in
this church that the right arm of St Francis is venerated. The main
celebrant was Fr Romeo Monteiro. The mass ended with the great chorus of
"San Francisku Xaviera, Tuji Kuddu Goem Xhara". (H)

KITE FESTIVAL: With the culmination of the ongoing IFFI on December 9, the
three-day Goa Kite Carnival will begin at Miramar Beach, Panaji, to
entertain the crowd from December 10 to 12. The event has been organised and
conceptualized by Ajay Prakash, CEO of Nomad Travels and the Nomad Heritage
Trust. Indian Airlines are the travel partners. The Goa Kite Carnival has
enjoyed unmitigated success over the last two years. Mr Shailendra Mehta
said kite fliers from the US, the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands,
Austria, Singapore, Germany and Australia, besides from several states from
across India would participate. (NT)

SUPPORT THE CINEMA, NOT THE CIRCUS: IFFI must stay, but the
government-controlled circus must go. The two things are diverse and the
sooner the government of Goa realizes this, the better. The film festival
needs to be held in Goa because the venue is great and the facilities are
superb. The government's role begins and ends there. Beyond this, the
government should not spend its time, energy and money in managing film
festivals. It's a job to be left to professionals. (Edit in GT)

GAUNDALIM FEAST: The feast of Our Lady of Vitoria will be celebrated at
Gaundalim Church, near Old Goa, today. (GT)

ST ROCK'S FEAST: The annual feast of St Rock Chapel at Calata-Majorda will
be celebrated on December 11. (H)

S P O R T S

GOA SCORES 165-RUN WIN: An inspired bowling spell by debutant left-arm
spinner Sher Bahadur Yadav (3/9) and medium pacer Avinash Aware (3/42)
enabled hosts Goa to bundle out Vidarbha for a paltry 117 in their second
innings and win the match by 165 runs on the last day of the four-day Ranji
Trophy Plate "B" Cricket tournament match at MMC grounds in Margao. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Dec: Ex-Schenker & Nairobi: TONY MENDONCA: husband of Clara, member
and friend of the Toronto East Seniors Goan Association. Viewing: Ogden
Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, December 9, from 5 - 9
p.m. Funeral: Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on December 10 at
10.00 a.m. 14 Highgate Drive, Markham. Corner of Birchmount Road - 2 blocks
north of Steeles Ave. East. Burial at Christ the King Cemetery. ("Claude
Gomes" gomes.claude at sympatico.ca)
Sancoale: JOAO SANTANA FERNANDES: husband of Maria Caitan, father of
Gilroy and Gillian.
07 Dec: Paroda: NICOLAU J ALPHONSO: husband of Angela, father of Diogo,
David, Rita/Felix and Rocy/Agnel.
07 Dec: Porvorim: SHASHIKANT RAMCHANDRA DESAI: husband of Shaileja,
father of Yogita and Gayatri.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 33.7 degC; Min temp: 18.7 degC ; Humidity: 59% (Yesterday)
Weather: Clear skies, cool weather.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-12-08 05:31:29 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Dec 08, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Tujem kalliz sodanch fatra poros nibor." (Your
heart is always harder than a stone.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

FEATURE: Goacom-Goanow Feature on the Feast of St Francis Xavier at
http://goacom.com/goanow/sfxfeast/SFXfeast2004.htm

DEMPO FOR SECOND AUTOPSY ON FOOTBALL STAR: President of Dempo Sports Club,
Srinivas Dempo, on December 7, said that he was not happy with the
preliminary post-mortem report regarding the cause of death of his team
player, Cristiano de Lima Junior, and was keeping open the option of a
second post-mortem in Goa. (GT)

DEMPO TO HONOUR FULL CONTRACT: Dempo Sports Club president Srinivas Dempo
has promised to honour the full contract of Cristiano de Lima Junior, even
though the Brazilian striker, unfortunately, was associated with the club
for a little over a month. (H)

SKY BUS TESTING TO RESUME: Two and half months after the September 25
accident nearly grounded the indigenously developed Sky Bus project, the
Konkan Railway Corporation is finally bracing up to resume further testing
of the technology at the Rs.50 crore test rail track erected at Rawanfond in
Margao. (H)

31 CONVICTED FOR CHURCH BLASTS: A TADA court in Hyderabad has convicted 31
persons in the church blast cases that caused ripples in Goa, Karnataka and
Andhra Pradesh in June-July 2000. According to reports in the national
press, the charge of conspiracy leveled against the 31, belonging to the
Deendar Anjuman, was proved and they were sentenced to a four-year term.It
may be recalled that a powerful explosion rocked the century-old St Andrew
Church in port-town Vasco at about 10.50 am on June 9, 2000, partially
damaging the edifice. (H)

BUNGALOW BURGLED AT MIRAMAR: Despite the Miramar area being swarmed by
crowds due to the ongoing entertainment at the beach, thieves had a field
day when they broke open the hind door of a bungalow in St Mary's Colony
area and robbed jewelry worth some 70,000 rupees belonging to Ana Sequeira,
on December 6 evening. (H)

UNDERGROUND CABLING: The Minister for Power, Digambar Kamat, said that the
Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme has accorded its sanction
for the third phase of underground cabling in the State of Goa. (H)

KONKANI FILM 'SOOD' TO BE SCREENED: The much-awaited Konkani film on Goa's
freedom struggle 'Sood' will be screened at the IFFI Inox Multiplex, Panaji,
at 3 pm on 9 December. The cast includes veteran Bollywood actors Tom Alter,
Parikshit Sahani, Sanjeev Prabhudessai, Prashanti Talpankar and others. (GT)

MAN HANGS TO DEATH: A native of west Bengal, named Sunil (22), hanged to
death, on December 7, from a tree using a dog's chain, in Margao. (GT)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: One Kamla Suresh Harzale (17), a resident of
Tisk-Karapur, committed suicide on December 7 morning by jumping off an old
wooden bridge at Sanquelim. (GT)

CHEAP LIQUOR CAUSE OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS: According to Prasanna Acharya,
Assistant Commissioner of Excise, Panjim, "Cheap availability of Indian Made
Foreign Liquor" is the reason why people drink more often in Goa. Dr Ruando
de Sa, Medical Superintendent, Asilo, another reason that leads to liver
cirrhosis "is the adulteration of alcohol". The other problem is the number
of bars across the State which is 7,500 (licensed) and 1,200 shops that sell
liquor. (Nerita Baptista in Herald)

CANDOLIM SHACK OWNERS PROTEST: The demolition squad of the tourism
department which had gone to demolish shacks at the Candolim beach on
December 7 returned empty handed as some shack owners protested the
demolition alleging that the department was carrying out selective
demolition. Seeing the squad a large number of people, particularly shack
owners, protested at their being selectively targeted by the authorities.
(NT)

RADIATION FROM CELL PHONE TOWERS: The radiation emanating from the base
stations (towers) of mobile telephones are so low that they pose no threat
to human health or life, members of the Cellular Operators Association of In
dia said on December 7. Seeking to allay fears of the public, who have
recently objected to the erection of mobile telephone towers in many parts
of Goa, COAI members held a press conference in Panaji. (NT)

MINISTER'S CAR DAMAGED: The official car of Law Minister, Mr Francis D'
Souza, was damaged when it was involved in an accident at Khorlim on
December 7 morning. However, no one was injured in the mishap. (NT)

'OCEAN TO SKY' TREK, the annual All India Trekking Expedition for the NCC
cadets from different parts of the country, takes off today. The first of
the eight batches of the expedition would be flagged off at 8.30 am from the
base camp, Fatorda Stadium, Margao. The expedition will cover 115 kms
through five staging camps at Chandranath Hill, Quepem, Bali, Betul and
Varca. (GT)

'DIVJOTSAV' AT BICHOLIM: Palkhi procession to be held at Barajan on 11
December will mark the annual "Divjotsav" in Bicholim. The procession will
then return to the temple at night. Thousands of devotees are scheduled to
participate in the procession. (GT)

KR'S COASTAL KARNATAKA TOURS: The Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd recently
lunched its coastal Karnataka tour that takes one through natural forests,
green valleys, perennial rivers and pristine beaches. The four-day tour
begins from Mumbai with accommodation being provided at the three-star
Raioltel at Kumta, which has twin-bedded rooms and a full-fledged
restaurant. The tour takes one to the Gokarna temple and Om beach, Jog
falls, gigantic rock formations of Yana, tallest Shiva statue at Murdeshwar,
Marvanthe beach and other places of attraction. The tour fare is priced at
Rs.6,000 for an adult and Rs.4,000 per child. Details: www.konkanrailway.com
(GT)

GOANS CELEBRATE ST XAVIER'S FEAST IN ROME: The Goan community namely the
priests, religious, laity, along with Hindu brethren celebrated the feast of
St Francis Xavier in Rome. The solemn mass in Konkani was celebrated in the
famous Church of "Gesu", the principal church of the Jesuit order. It is in
this church that the right arm of St Francis is venerated. The main
celebrant was Fr Romeo Monteiro. The mass ended with the great chorus of
"San Francisku Xaviera, Tuji Kuddu Goem Xhara". (H)

KITE FESTIVAL: With the culmination of the ongoing IFFI on December 9, the
three-day Goa Kite Carnival will begin at Miramar Beach, Panaji, to
entertain the crowd from December 10 to 12. The event has been organised and
conceptualized by Ajay Prakash, CEO of Nomad Travels and the Nomad Heritage
Trust. Indian Airlines are the travel partners. The Goa Kite Carnival has
enjoyed unmitigated success over the last two years. Mr Shailendra Mehta
said kite fliers from the US, the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands,
Austria, Singapore, Germany and Australia, besides from several states from
across India would participate. (NT)

SUPPORT THE CINEMA, NOT THE CIRCUS: IFFI must stay, but the
government-controlled circus must go. The two things are diverse and the
sooner the government of Goa realizes this, the better. The film festival
needs to be held in Goa because the venue is great and the facilities are
superb. The government's role begins and ends there. Beyond this, the
government should not spend its time, energy and money in managing film
festivals. It's a job to be left to professionals. (Edit in GT)

GAUNDALIM FEAST: The feast of Our Lady of Vitoria will be celebrated at
Gaundalim Church, near Old Goa, today. (GT)

ST ROCK'S FEAST: The annual feast of St Rock Chapel at Calata-Majorda will
be celebrated on December 11. (H)

S P O R T S

GOA SCORES 165-RUN WIN: An inspired bowling spell by debutant left-arm
spinner Sher Bahadur Yadav (3/9) and medium pacer Avinash Aware (3/42)
enabled hosts Goa to bundle out Vidarbha for a paltry 117 in their second
innings and win the match by 165 runs on the last day of the four-day Ranji
Trophy Plate "B" Cricket tournament match at MMC grounds in Margao. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Dec: Ex-Schenker & Nairobi: TONY MENDONCA: husband of Clara, member
and friend of the Toronto East Seniors Goan Association. Viewing: Ogden
Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, December 9, from 5 - 9
p.m. Funeral: Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on December 10 at
10.00 a.m. 14 Highgate Drive, Markham. Corner of Birchmount Road - 2 blocks
north of Steeles Ave. East. Burial at Christ the King Cemetery. ("Claude
Gomes" gomes.claude at sympatico.ca)
Sancoale: JOAO SANTANA FERNANDES: husband of Maria Caitan, father of
Gilroy and Gillian.
07 Dec: Paroda: NICOLAU J ALPHONSO: husband of Angela, father of Diogo,
David, Rita/Felix and Rocy/Agnel.
07 Dec: Porvorim: SHASHIKANT RAMCHANDRA DESAI: husband of Shaileja,
father of Yogita and Gayatri.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 33.7 degC; Min temp: 18.7 degC ; Humidity: 59% (Yesterday)
Weather: Clear skies, cool weather.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-12-08 05:31:29 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Dec 08, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Tujem kalliz sodanch fatra poros nibor." (Your
heart is always harder than a stone.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

FEATURE: Goacom-Goanow Feature on the Feast of St Francis Xavier at
http://goacom.com/goanow/sfxfeast/SFXfeast2004.htm

DEMPO FOR SECOND AUTOPSY ON FOOTBALL STAR: President of Dempo Sports Club,
Srinivas Dempo, on December 7, said that he was not happy with the
preliminary post-mortem report regarding the cause of death of his team
player, Cristiano de Lima Junior, and was keeping open the option of a
second post-mortem in Goa. (GT)

DEMPO TO HONOUR FULL CONTRACT: Dempo Sports Club president Srinivas Dempo
has promised to honour the full contract of Cristiano de Lima Junior, even
though the Brazilian striker, unfortunately, was associated with the club
for a little over a month. (H)

SKY BUS TESTING TO RESUME: Two and half months after the September 25
accident nearly grounded the indigenously developed Sky Bus project, the
Konkan Railway Corporation is finally bracing up to resume further testing
of the technology at the Rs.50 crore test rail track erected at Rawanfond in
Margao. (H)

31 CONVICTED FOR CHURCH BLASTS: A TADA court in Hyderabad has convicted 31
persons in the church blast cases that caused ripples in Goa, Karnataka and
Andhra Pradesh in June-July 2000. According to reports in the national
press, the charge of conspiracy leveled against the 31, belonging to the
Deendar Anjuman, was proved and they were sentenced to a four-year term.It
may be recalled that a powerful explosion rocked the century-old St Andrew
Church in port-town Vasco at about 10.50 am on June 9, 2000, partially
damaging the edifice. (H)

BUNGALOW BURGLED AT MIRAMAR: Despite the Miramar area being swarmed by
crowds due to the ongoing entertainment at the beach, thieves had a field
day when they broke open the hind door of a bungalow in St Mary's Colony
area and robbed jewelry worth some 70,000 rupees belonging to Ana Sequeira,
on December 6 evening. (H)

UNDERGROUND CABLING: The Minister for Power, Digambar Kamat, said that the
Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme has accorded its sanction
for the third phase of underground cabling in the State of Goa. (H)

KONKANI FILM 'SOOD' TO BE SCREENED: The much-awaited Konkani film on Goa's
freedom struggle 'Sood' will be screened at the IFFI Inox Multiplex, Panaji,
at 3 pm on 9 December. The cast includes veteran Bollywood actors Tom Alter,
Parikshit Sahani, Sanjeev Prabhudessai, Prashanti Talpankar and others. (GT)

MAN HANGS TO DEATH: A native of west Bengal, named Sunil (22), hanged to
death, on December 7, from a tree using a dog's chain, in Margao. (GT)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: One Kamla Suresh Harzale (17), a resident of
Tisk-Karapur, committed suicide on December 7 morning by jumping off an old
wooden bridge at Sanquelim. (GT)

CHEAP LIQUOR CAUSE OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS: According to Prasanna Acharya,
Assistant Commissioner of Excise, Panjim, "Cheap availability of Indian Made
Foreign Liquor" is the reason why people drink more often in Goa. Dr Ruando
de Sa, Medical Superintendent, Asilo, another reason that leads to liver
cirrhosis "is the adulteration of alcohol". The other problem is the number
of bars across the State which is 7,500 (licensed) and 1,200 shops that sell
liquor. (Nerita Baptista in Herald)

CANDOLIM SHACK OWNERS PROTEST: The demolition squad of the tourism
department which had gone to demolish shacks at the Candolim beach on
December 7 returned empty handed as some shack owners protested the
demolition alleging that the department was carrying out selective
demolition. Seeing the squad a large number of people, particularly shack
owners, protested at their being selectively targeted by the authorities.
(NT)

RADIATION FROM CELL PHONE TOWERS: The radiation emanating from the base
stations (towers) of mobile telephones are so low that they pose no threat
to human health or life, members of the Cellular Operators Association of In
dia said on December 7. Seeking to allay fears of the public, who have
recently objected to the erection of mobile telephone towers in many parts
of Goa, COAI members held a press conference in Panaji. (NT)

MINISTER'S CAR DAMAGED: The official car of Law Minister, Mr Francis D'
Souza, was damaged when it was involved in an accident at Khorlim on
December 7 morning. However, no one was injured in the mishap. (NT)

'OCEAN TO SKY' TREK, the annual All India Trekking Expedition for the NCC
cadets from different parts of the country, takes off today. The first of
the eight batches of the expedition would be flagged off at 8.30 am from the
base camp, Fatorda Stadium, Margao. The expedition will cover 115 kms
through five staging camps at Chandranath Hill, Quepem, Bali, Betul and
Varca. (GT)

'DIVJOTSAV' AT BICHOLIM: Palkhi procession to be held at Barajan on 11
December will mark the annual "Divjotsav" in Bicholim. The procession will
then return to the temple at night. Thousands of devotees are scheduled to
participate in the procession. (GT)

KR'S COASTAL KARNATAKA TOURS: The Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd recently
lunched its coastal Karnataka tour that takes one through natural forests,
green valleys, perennial rivers and pristine beaches. The four-day tour
begins from Mumbai with accommodation being provided at the three-star
Raioltel at Kumta, which has twin-bedded rooms and a full-fledged
restaurant. The tour takes one to the Gokarna temple and Om beach, Jog
falls, gigantic rock formations of Yana, tallest Shiva statue at Murdeshwar,
Marvanthe beach and other places of attraction. The tour fare is priced at
Rs.6,000 for an adult and Rs.4,000 per child. Details: www.konkanrailway.com
(GT)

GOANS CELEBRATE ST XAVIER'S FEAST IN ROME: The Goan community namely the
priests, religious, laity, along with Hindu brethren celebrated the feast of
St Francis Xavier in Rome. The solemn mass in Konkani was celebrated in the
famous Church of "Gesu", the principal church of the Jesuit order. It is in
this church that the right arm of St Francis is venerated. The main
celebrant was Fr Romeo Monteiro. The mass ended with the great chorus of
"San Francisku Xaviera, Tuji Kuddu Goem Xhara". (H)

KITE FESTIVAL: With the culmination of the ongoing IFFI on December 9, the
three-day Goa Kite Carnival will begin at Miramar Beach, Panaji, to
entertain the crowd from December 10 to 12. The event has been organised and
conceptualized by Ajay Prakash, CEO of Nomad Travels and the Nomad Heritage
Trust. Indian Airlines are the travel partners. The Goa Kite Carnival has
enjoyed unmitigated success over the last two years. Mr Shailendra Mehta
said kite fliers from the US, the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands,
Austria, Singapore, Germany and Australia, besides from several states from
across India would participate. (NT)

SUPPORT THE CINEMA, NOT THE CIRCUS: IFFI must stay, but the
government-controlled circus must go. The two things are diverse and the
sooner the government of Goa realizes this, the better. The film festival
needs to be held in Goa because the venue is great and the facilities are
superb. The government's role begins and ends there. Beyond this, the
government should not spend its time, energy and money in managing film
festivals. It's a job to be left to professionals. (Edit in GT)

GAUNDALIM FEAST: The feast of Our Lady of Vitoria will be celebrated at
Gaundalim Church, near Old Goa, today. (GT)

ST ROCK'S FEAST: The annual feast of St Rock Chapel at Calata-Majorda will
be celebrated on December 11. (H)

S P O R T S

GOA SCORES 165-RUN WIN: An inspired bowling spell by debutant left-arm
spinner Sher Bahadur Yadav (3/9) and medium pacer Avinash Aware (3/42)
enabled hosts Goa to bundle out Vidarbha for a paltry 117 in their second
innings and win the match by 165 runs on the last day of the four-day Ranji
Trophy Plate "B" Cricket tournament match at MMC grounds in Margao. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Dec: Ex-Schenker & Nairobi: TONY MENDONCA: husband of Clara, member
and friend of the Toronto East Seniors Goan Association. Viewing: Ogden
Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, December 9, from 5 - 9
p.m. Funeral: Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on December 10 at
10.00 a.m. 14 Highgate Drive, Markham. Corner of Birchmount Road - 2 blocks
north of Steeles Ave. East. Burial at Christ the King Cemetery. ("Claude
Gomes" gomes.claude at sympatico.ca)
Sancoale: JOAO SANTANA FERNANDES: husband of Maria Caitan, father of
Gilroy and Gillian.
07 Dec: Paroda: NICOLAU J ALPHONSO: husband of Angela, father of Diogo,
David, Rita/Felix and Rocy/Agnel.
07 Dec: Porvorim: SHASHIKANT RAMCHANDRA DESAI: husband of Shaileja,
father of Yogita and Gayatri.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 33.7 degC; Min temp: 18.7 degC ; Humidity: 59% (Yesterday)
Weather: Clear skies, cool weather.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
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Dec 08, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Tujem kalliz sodanch fatra poros nibor." (Your
heart is always harder than a stone.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

FEATURE: Goacom-Goanow Feature on the Feast of St Francis Xavier at
http://goacom.com/goanow/sfxfeast/SFXfeast2004.htm

DEMPO FOR SECOND AUTOPSY ON FOOTBALL STAR: President of Dempo Sports Club,
Srinivas Dempo, on December 7, said that he was not happy with the
preliminary post-mortem report regarding the cause of death of his team
player, Cristiano de Lima Junior, and was keeping open the option of a
second post-mortem in Goa. (GT)

DEMPO TO HONOUR FULL CONTRACT: Dempo Sports Club president Srinivas Dempo
has promised to honour the full contract of Cristiano de Lima Junior, even
though the Brazilian striker, unfortunately, was associated with the club
for a little over a month. (H)

SKY BUS TESTING TO RESUME: Two and half months after the September 25
accident nearly grounded the indigenously developed Sky Bus project, the
Konkan Railway Corporation is finally bracing up to resume further testing
of the technology at the Rs.50 crore test rail track erected at Rawanfond in
Margao. (H)

31 CONVICTED FOR CHURCH BLASTS: A TADA court in Hyderabad has convicted 31
persons in the church blast cases that caused ripples in Goa, Karnataka and
Andhra Pradesh in June-July 2000. According to reports in the national
press, the charge of conspiracy leveled against the 31, belonging to the
Deendar Anjuman, was proved and they were sentenced to a four-year term.It
may be recalled that a powerful explosion rocked the century-old St Andrew
Church in port-town Vasco at about 10.50 am on June 9, 2000, partially
damaging the edifice. (H)

BUNGALOW BURGLED AT MIRAMAR: Despite the Miramar area being swarmed by
crowds due to the ongoing entertainment at the beach, thieves had a field
day when they broke open the hind door of a bungalow in St Mary's Colony
area and robbed jewelry worth some 70,000 rupees belonging to Ana Sequeira,
on December 6 evening. (H)

UNDERGROUND CABLING: The Minister for Power, Digambar Kamat, said that the
Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme has accorded its sanction
for the third phase of underground cabling in the State of Goa. (H)

KONKANI FILM 'SOOD' TO BE SCREENED: The much-awaited Konkani film on Goa's
freedom struggle 'Sood' will be screened at the IFFI Inox Multiplex, Panaji,
at 3 pm on 9 December. The cast includes veteran Bollywood actors Tom Alter,
Parikshit Sahani, Sanjeev Prabhudessai, Prashanti Talpankar and others. (GT)

MAN HANGS TO DEATH: A native of west Bengal, named Sunil (22), hanged to
death, on December 7, from a tree using a dog's chain, in Margao. (GT)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: One Kamla Suresh Harzale (17), a resident of
Tisk-Karapur, committed suicide on December 7 morning by jumping off an old
wooden bridge at Sanquelim. (GT)

CHEAP LIQUOR CAUSE OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS: According to Prasanna Acharya,
Assistant Commissioner of Excise, Panjim, "Cheap availability of Indian Made
Foreign Liquor" is the reason why people drink more often in Goa. Dr Ruando
de Sa, Medical Superintendent, Asilo, another reason that leads to liver
cirrhosis "is the adulteration of alcohol". The other problem is the number
of bars across the State which is 7,500 (licensed) and 1,200 shops that sell
liquor. (Nerita Baptista in Herald)

CANDOLIM SHACK OWNERS PROTEST: The demolition squad of the tourism
department which had gone to demolish shacks at the Candolim beach on
December 7 returned empty handed as some shack owners protested the
demolition alleging that the department was carrying out selective
demolition. Seeing the squad a large number of people, particularly shack
owners, protested at their being selectively targeted by the authorities.
(NT)

RADIATION FROM CELL PHONE TOWERS: The radiation emanating from the base
stations (towers) of mobile telephones are so low that they pose no threat
to human health or life, members of the Cellular Operators Association of In
dia said on December 7. Seeking to allay fears of the public, who have
recently objected to the erection of mobile telephone towers in many parts
of Goa, COAI members held a press conference in Panaji. (NT)

MINISTER'S CAR DAMAGED: The official car of Law Minister, Mr Francis D'
Souza, was damaged when it was involved in an accident at Khorlim on
December 7 morning. However, no one was injured in the mishap. (NT)

'OCEAN TO SKY' TREK, the annual All India Trekking Expedition for the NCC
cadets from different parts of the country, takes off today. The first of
the eight batches of the expedition would be flagged off at 8.30 am from the
base camp, Fatorda Stadium, Margao. The expedition will cover 115 kms
through five staging camps at Chandranath Hill, Quepem, Bali, Betul and
Varca. (GT)

'DIVJOTSAV' AT BICHOLIM: Palkhi procession to be held at Barajan on 11
December will mark the annual "Divjotsav" in Bicholim. The procession will
then return to the temple at night. Thousands of devotees are scheduled to
participate in the procession. (GT)

KR'S COASTAL KARNATAKA TOURS: The Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd recently
lunched its coastal Karnataka tour that takes one through natural forests,
green valleys, perennial rivers and pristine beaches. The four-day tour
begins from Mumbai with accommodation being provided at the three-star
Raioltel at Kumta, which has twin-bedded rooms and a full-fledged
restaurant. The tour takes one to the Gokarna temple and Om beach, Jog
falls, gigantic rock formations of Yana, tallest Shiva statue at Murdeshwar,
Marvanthe beach and other places of attraction. The tour fare is priced at
Rs.6,000 for an adult and Rs.4,000 per child. Details: www.konkanrailway.com
(GT)

GOANS CELEBRATE ST XAVIER'S FEAST IN ROME: The Goan community namely the
priests, religious, laity, along with Hindu brethren celebrated the feast of
St Francis Xavier in Rome. The solemn mass in Konkani was celebrated in the
famous Church of "Gesu", the principal church of the Jesuit order. It is in
this church that the right arm of St Francis is venerated. The main
celebrant was Fr Romeo Monteiro. The mass ended with the great chorus of
"San Francisku Xaviera, Tuji Kuddu Goem Xhara". (H)

KITE FESTIVAL: With the culmination of the ongoing IFFI on December 9, the
three-day Goa Kite Carnival will begin at Miramar Beach, Panaji, to
entertain the crowd from December 10 to 12. The event has been organised and
conceptualized by Ajay Prakash, CEO of Nomad Travels and the Nomad Heritage
Trust. Indian Airlines are the travel partners. The Goa Kite Carnival has
enjoyed unmitigated success over the last two years. Mr Shailendra Mehta
said kite fliers from the US, the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands,
Austria, Singapore, Germany and Australia, besides from several states from
across India would participate. (NT)

SUPPORT THE CINEMA, NOT THE CIRCUS: IFFI must stay, but the
government-controlled circus must go. The two things are diverse and the
sooner the government of Goa realizes this, the better. The film festival
needs to be held in Goa because the venue is great and the facilities are
superb. The government's role begins and ends there. Beyond this, the
government should not spend its time, energy and money in managing film
festivals. It's a job to be left to professionals. (Edit in GT)

GAUNDALIM FEAST: The feast of Our Lady of Vitoria will be celebrated at
Gaundalim Church, near Old Goa, today. (GT)

ST ROCK'S FEAST: The annual feast of St Rock Chapel at Calata-Majorda will
be celebrated on December 11. (H)

S P O R T S

GOA SCORES 165-RUN WIN: An inspired bowling spell by debutant left-arm
spinner Sher Bahadur Yadav (3/9) and medium pacer Avinash Aware (3/42)
enabled hosts Goa to bundle out Vidarbha for a paltry 117 in their second
innings and win the match by 165 runs on the last day of the four-day Ranji
Trophy Plate "B" Cricket tournament match at MMC grounds in Margao. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Dec: Ex-Schenker & Nairobi: TONY MENDONCA: husband of Clara, member
and friend of the Toronto East Seniors Goan Association. Viewing: Ogden
Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, December 9, from 5 - 9
p.m. Funeral: Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on December 10 at
10.00 a.m. 14 Highgate Drive, Markham. Corner of Birchmount Road - 2 blocks
north of Steeles Ave. East. Burial at Christ the King Cemetery. ("Claude
Gomes" gomes.claude at sympatico.ca)
Sancoale: JOAO SANTANA FERNANDES: husband of Maria Caitan, father of
Gilroy and Gillian.
07 Dec: Paroda: NICOLAU J ALPHONSO: husband of Angela, father of Diogo,
David, Rita/Felix and Rocy/Agnel.
07 Dec: Porvorim: SHASHIKANT RAMCHANDRA DESAI: husband of Shaileja,
father of Yogita and Gayatri.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 33.7 degC; Min temp: 18.7 degC ; Humidity: 59% (Yesterday)
Weather: Clear skies, cool weather.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.

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