Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa

Sree is travelling

Overview of my 3 day Goa trip

Basilica of Bom Jesus (Borea Jezuchi Bajilika) in Old Goa houses the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. “Bom Jesus” means Good or Infant Jesus. The letters “IHS” at the top of the façade represents the first 3 letters of Jesus in Greek. Construction of the Basilica, which is one of the oldest in India, started in the year 1594 and was consecrated in 1605. The holy relics of St. Francis Xavier were placed in a silver casket in this Basilica on 2 December, 1637. Every 10 years public exposition for 6 weeks takes place.

The Entry is free and photography is allowed inside the Basilica. But one interesting thing I noted was that you are not allowed to take photos of persons (posed photos) inside. I guess selfies are fine 😉. Being a popular pilgrimage and tourist spot, it can become…

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“Most could never forget what they had seen and experienced . . . ” But will we remember?

Johns Hopkins University Press Blog

Guest post by John C. McManus

mcmanusRecently the Anti-Defamation League conducted a worldwide survey designed to measure the extent of anti-Semitic attitudes and knowledge of the Holocaust. Over 53,000 adults in 102 countries were queried by professional pollsters using a data-based research survey method. The results were not encouraging. According to the poll, some 26 percent of respondents admitted to deeply held anti-Semitic attitudes. Perhaps even more disturbing, from an historical viewpoint, is that 54 percent of those surveyed worldwide had never heard of the Holocaust. Overall, almost two-thirds of those surveyed had either never heard of this most monumental of all history’s many great crimes or, worse, they believed it never actually happened.

Not surprisingly, Anti-Defamation League representatives expressed deep disappointment and alarm at such stark evidence of modern day hatred and ignorance. Abraham Foxman, the League’s national director in the United States, said, “The results confirm a troubling gap…

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Utica Comets lost to the Syracuse Crunch 2-1 in overtime at the Patinoire Charlemagne Arena in Lyon, France

Blair Jones (1-0-1) netted the Comets only goal of the night, and Clay Witt stopped 32 of 34 Crunch shots in the loss.

The Crunch broke open the scoring 14:52 into the game when Tanner Richard scored an unassisted short-handed goal.

The Comets tied the game up just 15 seconds later when Blair Jones found the back of the net for his first goal of the preseason. Michael Zalewski and Cole Cassels tallied assists on the goal.

The game remained scoreless until overtime, when Tony DeAngelo scored on the power play to win the game for the Crunch.

The Comets will play their final preseason game on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. local time (12:30 p.m. ET) against the Dragons de Rouen.


The Utica Comets kicked off their 2015 pre-season schedule with a 1-0 shutout win against the Syracuse Crunch at the Patinoire Charlemagne Arena in Lyon, France on Thursday night.

Joe Cannats started in net for the Comets and turned away all of the Crunch’s shots in the shutout effort. Nicklas Jensen (1-0-1) scored the Comets lone goal.

The Comets broke the scoreless tie 7:45 into the second period. Jensen ripped a shot past Adam Wilcox for the Comets first goal of the preseason. Joseph LaBate and Alex Friesen recorded assists on the marker.

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced  that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season roster by two players. The moves bring the club’s current roster to 28 players.

The following players have been assigned to the Utica Comets:

*         Richard Bachman, Goaltender
*         Taylor Fedun, Defense