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17 OCT 2005
SEASON TAKES OFF AS 928 TOURISTS LAND AT DABOLIM
PANAJI, Oct 17: As 928 tourists landed at Dabolim on three different flights to signal the commencement of the season, it was flowers and garlands for them. A brass band played some traditional music to welcome the tourists. The three Monarch flights brought 229 and 361 from Gatwick, London, and the third from Manchester brought 338 passengers. (GT)

AICHEA DISSAK CHINTOP
Devacho sozmut 'dis' vorto korpacho aslo zalear, To 'faleam' roch'cho naslo. Tea passot 'aiz' titlo vorto nhoi zalear usko kaddinaka - torui tuka 'faleam' asa. (If God meant the day to be perfect, He would not have invented tomorrow. So do not worry if today is not that perfect ­ you still have tomorrow.)
"domnic fernandes" <jyodom@hotmail.com>

F O O T B A L L

GOA PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE
MAPUSA, Oct 17: Though the large Sunday crowd cheered the Vasco team at the Duler stadium today evening in Mapusa, it was NFL runners-up and Super Cup winners Sporting Clube de Goa who scored through Joseph Pereira and Nigerian Edeh Chidi to log a 2-0 victory to swell their tally to 13 points in the seventh round match of GFA's Goa Professional Football League today. Tireless striker Bibiano Fernandes earned the Timex man of the match award. At Tilak Maidan in Vasco, Fransa Pax Football Club proved their superiority over cellar team MPT by an identical margin.


Man of the Match Bibiano Fernandes (l) in control.

Edeh Chidi tackled by Vasco defenders

WIZCRAFT finalised as event management agency for IFFI 2005
PANAJI, Oct 16: Wizcraft International Entertainment Private Ltd has been finalised as the event management agency for IFFI 2005. The governing body of Entertainment Society of Goa at its meeting deliberated on the conceptual presentation, costing and financial details submitted by three short-lsited firms - Times Infotainment Media Limited, Brilliant Entertainment Network and Wizcraft. (GT)

"Amended Act desecrates wetlands"
By Dr Antonio Mascarenhas (Scientist at NIO)
The news that the TCP Act has been altered at the stroke of a pen defies imagination. Instead of granting protection to precious wetlands, the amended Act attempts to desecrate these geological features altogether. These modifications lack scientific basis. The geological and ecological significance of wetlands is known globally. Lowlands and marshes constitute a unique ecosystem that plays a protective role along coastlines: Lowlands help in retention and supply of water and hence alleviate flooding problems. Swampy ecosystems are highly productive, support a diverse food chain, act as spawning and breeding grounds and hence nurseries for marine biodata. (GT)

Police yet to trace Dhond, Tanavade
PORVORIM, Oct 16: Porvorim police were unable to locate Tivim MLA Sadanand Shet Tanavade and BJP State General Secretary Satish Dhond, the two accused in the Filipe Neri Rodrigues forgery case, despite deployment of various teams in this connection. (H)

STATE FILM PRODUCTERS TO GO AHEAD WITH BOYCOTT
PANAJI: The film Producers Association of Goa has decided to go ahead with its boycott of the Third State Film Festival, which commences today, if the State government does not disburse financial assistance to the local filmmakers immediately. (GT)

Bailancho Saad takes serious note of molestation case
PANAJI: The Bailancho Saad has taken a serious note of the complaint of molestation and employment of a minor, filed against the editor of a local English daily, at a meeting held on Saturday. The Saad has cautioned that for a fair trial, the child should be protected from any inti midation and should be given assistance. (H)

Goan family robbed in Bahrain
PANJIM, Oct 16: A Goan family was attending a prayer service at Sacred Heart Church in Manama-Bahrain earlier last week when burglars broke into their house and stole cash and jewellery worth approximately Rs.85,000. According to reports in the Gulf Daily News, Marshall D'Souza, his wife, two children, sister and brother-in-law left apartment near Gold City. (H)

President APJ Kalam to visit Goa tomorrow
PANAJI: The President, APJ Abdul Kalam will arrive in Goa on 18 October. He is scheduled to address a gathering at Park Hyatt Goa at Velsao at 11.55 am. The President will leave Goa by 1 pm the same day. (GT)

Dr Willy to attend 'Face of India'
PANAJI, Oct 16: Dy CM, Dr Wilfred de Souza, left for Shanghai, China, today, to attend 'Face of India', a tourism and trade fair starting from October 17. Dr de Souza said that Goa would try to attract Chinese tourists in the State. Director of Tourism, Sandip Jacques, is also attending the three-day fair. (GT)

Colva FAMA today
PANAJI, Oct 17: The traditional Colva Fama, which draws thousands of people from the coastal belt and other places all over Goa, will be celebrated with usual religious fervour and pomp today at Our Lady of Merces Church, Colva. The Fama is followed by the nine-day novena but it is the Fama, which draws more devotees than the feast. (GT)

CHURCH HISTORY SEMINAR IN GOA
PANJIM, Oct 17: The Triennial Conference of the Church History Association of India, Western India Branch, Mumbai, chaired by Dr MD David, formerly of Wilson College and former Head of Department of History, Bombay University, will be held a the Pastoral Institute, Old Goa, from October 28 to 31. Archbishop-Patriarch Felipe Neri Ferrao will deliver the keynote address. The Church History Association of India (CHAI) will publish the history of Christianity in India in five volumes, written by indigenous scholars. Three of the volumes have already been published. About 75 scholars from all over India will attend the seminar to be held by CHAI, an ecumenical body of historians of the Church in India, representing the various denominations in the country. The Xavier Centre of Historical Research is collaborating in the all-India event, according to Dr Teresa Albuquerque, author several books on Goa. (DGNC)

Anita Edgar felicitated
PANAJI: Governor SC Jamir said that there is a famine of love in human society and this void needs to be filled through pure and undefiled religious practice. Jamir was speaking at the reception organised to honour Anita Edgar, founder of El Shaddai Charitable Trust Ltd, at Parra. The Trust has established four homes and two night shelters, housing over 600 children of broken homes, street children, poor and needy. Three of these homes are in Assagao and one in Saligao. The two night shelters are one each in Margao and Panaji. (GT)

Celina: Romancing the pole
Dance bars in Mumbai have shut down but Bollywood's fascination with bar dancing continues. It is Celina Jaitley's turn to romance the pole. Yes, the sizzling beauty queen in performing a pole-dance in her upcoming film Tom, Dick, Harry. The film is a comedy. The pole-dance number has been choreographed by Remo. (H)

"Inside Goa" at KA
PANAJI, Oct 16: A photo exhibition 'Inside Goa' set up by Department of Information and Publicity was inaugurated today at the art gallery, Kala Academy, by Mr Jeetendra Deshprabhu, vice-chairman of Kala Academy. The exhibition displays rare photographs on lifestyles of Goans, traditional occupations and exclusive photographs of varied facets, landscapes, hillocks, mountains and others. The exhibition will remain open till October 18, from 10 am to 8 pm. (NT)

KONKANI FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS
PANAJI, Oct 16: The Goa State Film Festival, primarily for screening Konkani films, will start from 17 October. The inaugural film "Padri", produced by ace comedian of Konkani stage, Prince Jacob, will be screened at Inox on 18 October. In 1997, for the first film festival, eight Konkani film entries were received, out of which three were made by Doordarshan. There was only one entry in Marathi language and hence festival in Marathi could not be held. In the second film festival in 2000, another eight films entered, out of which four were produced by DD. The number of entries have shown that the film industry in Konkani and also in Marathi in the state is not growing up to the expectations and hence the festival could survive only due to the DD entries. This year, there is encouraging trend when ten entries from different producers from Goa alone were received. The best film will be given a prize of Rs.one lakh and second prize of Rs.50,000, even though national level films are having only Rs.50,000 as their first prize. The festival so far has dealt with feature film section as it has received only tele/video film but this
year there are two full length celluloid films i.e. "Aleesha" and "Sood". (GT)

262 shacks get the green signal
PANJIM, Oct 16: With the tourist season round the corner, shack owners issued licences have begun putting up shop. Earlier last week, the government issued licences to 262 shacks - 174 in North Goa and 88 in the South. In all, 550 applications were received, sources said. (H)

O B I T U A R Y
 

16 Oct: Raia, Bella Vista: NEWTON E.X. FERNANDES (Ex-Al Sawan, Kuwait): son of Rangel/late Adelina, husband of Vira, father of Dora, brother of Wilson (Kuwait)/Irene, Liston, Vivian, Brenda/Raju.

GOA WEATHER
 

Weather: The weather takes off on a cloudy note in Goa these days. Sunshine, if any, is generally around noon time when the sun is overhead. The mist is less today.
Max. temp
: 30.8 DegC; Min. temp: 24.5 DegC (Yesterday); Humidity: 76%; Rainfall so far: 3205.4 mm

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India
COURTESY: WE=Weekender; GT=Gomantak Times;
H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times