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Taekwondo Association of Goa Flying High

The Taekwondo Association of Goa that is gearing to celebrate its silver jubilee is flying high on its success in getting quite a number of medals not only for the State but also the country, besides making its mark on the international scenario as well.
The association that began in 1985 with only 20 students today has strength of 4,500 students with 150 black belts, 30 national referees and two International referees – Peter Fernandes and Angela Naik. In fact, Peter Fernandes will become the first Goan referee to officiate at the 16th Asiad Games scheduled to be held in China from 17th to 21st November 2010.

Pai Tiatrist Joao Agostinho

Joao Agostinho Fernandes who has been honoured with the title of Pai Tiatrist and in whose name the main auditorium at Ravindra Bhavan Margao has been named was born on 14th December 1871 at Margao to Conceicao and Maria Fernandes. Upon completing his primary education, primeiro and segundo grau in

Russian Charter Grounded Due to Bird Hit

218 tourists travelling on Aeroflot Flight AFL 1534 had a miraculous escape on Thursday morning thanks to the presence of mind of the pilot who screeched the aircraft to a halt after noticing smoke in one of the engines.
The flight began to accelerate down the Dabolim runway after it was given the thumbs up to take off. However, the pilot Vladimir Ramanov on noticing smoke from one of the engines, applied the brakes bringing the 180 ton Boeing to a screeching halt.
Three tyres burst due to the sudden application of brakes and smoke was seen all around even as the passengers in the aircraft had some harrowing moments wondering what went wrong.

BJP Shuns Portuguese Ship

The Bharatiya Janata Party has come down heavily upon the government for agreeing to receive the Portuguese vessel Sagres currently journeying to the Far East to commemorate 500 years of discovery of this region by the European nations.
The ship is expected to dock at Mormugao port on Friday and will remain anchored at the Port till 16th November.
Pointing out that the Portuguese enslaved Goa for nearly 500 years after they arrived as traders, BJP State President Laxmikant Parsekar said receiving the ship by the State Chief Minister would tantamount to approving the slavery which would be an insult to the various freedom fighters that fought to throw off the Portuguese from the Goan soil.

On Line Booking for IFFI

The Entertainment Society of Goa has launched e-ticketing to book tickets for the International Film Festival of India slated to commence from 23rd November 2010.
The facility created in association with National Informatics Centre is aimed at making the event more delegate friendly.
Using their accreditation ID number and an unique pin number which will be mailed to delegates shortly, one can book tickets of one’s choice online through the official website. An explanatory mail along with the PIN number and the website address will be mailed to delegates shortly.

Goa Shines In Ball Games at National School Games

Goa defeated Tamil Nadu 4-0 in Girls U-17 National School Games Football Championship at Dr. T. B. Cunha Complex, Cansaulim on Thursday. Ansiva Vaz scored three while Jenny Silva scored...

BJP Panels Wins at Mapusa

Bharatiya Janata Party backed Sudhir Kandolkar and Vijeta Naik were elected as chairperson and vice chairperson respectively at the elections held on Thursday thereby giving the Party some saving grace as it faced humiliating defeats in most of the other municipal areas in Goa including Margao where not a single councilor backed by it was elected.

Who Will Inaugurate IFFI 2010?

As the turf war between the Entertainment Society of Goa and Directorate of Film Festival continues as usual, uncertainty prevails over who will inaugurate the International Film Festival of India slated to commence from 23rd November 2010.
It is learnt that the Entertainment Society of Goa wants popular Hindi film actor currently riding a high over the super hit status of his last release Dabangg Salman Khan to do the honours. In fact Chief Minister Digambar Kamat who heads the ESG has even written to Salman Khan.

Alcoholic Anonymous Turns 75

Alcoholic Anonymous is holding an international convention from 12th to 14th November at Ravindra Bhawan Margao to celebrate 75 years of its existence worldwide.
Alcoholic Anonymous is an organization that is not affiliated to any denomination or establishment but is an independent organization created to help those who have a problem with drinking alcohol. “We do not brand anybody nor do we ask any questions but are there to help anybody who wants help with his drinking problem,” said S K Bhalla Chairman of Alcoholics Anonymous (India).