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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)

Luis Dias What does one do when the King of the High Cs of Opera is suddenly indisposed, almost literally at the last minute before a major performance? Getting the Queen of Soul to step in might not seem the most likely resort, but it worked, and how! In 1998, Luciano Pavarotti abruptly had to cancel a performance at that ... Read More »

New phone on the block

Marcia Sekhose Huawei’s e-brand Honor has launched its cheapest smartphone in India for `6,999. Honor 7S comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage. Here are the first impressions of the Honor 7S. Honor 7S is a very compact and handy smartphone, the perfect size for those who don’t like large screens. Honor has also managed to squeeze in a ... Read More »

Xiaomi unveils Redmi 6 and 6A

Prajyot Mainkar Xiaomi has unveiled Redmi 6 and 6A in India. Redmi 6 comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1440 pixels x 720 pixels. The phone is powered by Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 processor with IMG PowerVR GPU. The phone has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage while its variant has 64GB storage. The ... Read More »

Cudjoe turns saviour for ONGC

AGENCIES   Vasco Ghanian striker Enock Cudjoe scored a goal in extra time as ONGC defeated Sporting Clube de Goa 2-1 in the AWES Cup, organised by the Association for the Wellbeing of Elder Sportspersons (AWES) in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) at Tilak Maidan, Vasco, on Saturday. Jagdeep Singh gave ONGC the lead in the first ... Read More »

Ambelim strike perfect chord to book final berth

NT NETWORK   Cuncolim Ambelim SC entered the finals of Rising Cup, 2018 football tournament by defeating Sao Jose de Areal 3-1 in the semifinals played at Cuncolim grounds on Saturday. Ambelim who were leading 2-0 at half time scored through Samson Simoes in the 4th minute and thereafter attacking medio Michael Silva banged in from the spot kick in ... Read More »

Indian girls confident of AFC U-16 qualifiers

UNI   NEW DELHI After winning the SAFF U-15 championship in Bhutan, the Indian U-16 national squad looks to secure qualification at the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers for Women, which kicks-off on September 15, in Mongolia. India have been drawn in Group B of the qualifiers alongside the hosts Mongolia, Pakistan, Hong Kong and Laos and face Hong Kong in ... Read More »

Same old story, Indian batsmen dissappoint

PTI   London India’s susceptibility to quality swing bowling once again came to the fore as they struggled to reach 174 for six after England’s tail wagged considerably to give the hosts an upperhand on the second day of the fifth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. India still trail England by another 158 runs with four wickets in ... Read More »

Tribute To “Luca” Cavalli-Sforza

Nandkumar Kamat What Newton is to Newtonian Physics, Einstein to theory of relativity, Darwin to theory of natural selection, Edward O. Wilson to biodiversity studies, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Italian population geneticist is to study of molecular geography and anthropology of genes. Among generations of population geneticists he was fondly called as “Luca”. He died in Belluno, Italy on August 31 ... Read More »

‘Nothing grows under a banyan tree’

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES India came out of its shadow during the Asian Games in Indonesia and through it could be seen the silhouette of Goa. Along with the haul of medals was a basket of adjectives and as Team India reached home a chord of discontent began to buzz in Goa. The Asian Games had a different hue for Goa due ... Read More »

Majority General Body members want Hemant Angle expelled: Suraj Lotlikar

Goa Cricket Association (GCA) and its president are in the news, many times, for the wrong reasons. This time, acting GCA president Suraj Lotlikar was the target and cricketer Shadab Jakati the accuser. Sports Editor AUGUSTO RODRIGUES tries to ascertain the truth in conversation with SURAJ LOTLIKAR Q: Former Ranji cricketer Shadab Jakati through a press conference accused you of ... Read More »