Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption But the Olympics are different and require fluency in the nuances of judo, the ins-and-outs of archery or the vagaries of modern pentathlon. Then mix in the lingo from new Olympic sports like surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing.“They train. They prepare,” Ponomarev said. “We have glossaries, we have Olympic terminology and we study different sports.”Even this is not always enough. Ponomarev said he was bamboozled when a snowboarder at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics responded in English about a performance.“‘Oh, totally rad man. Just so bad,’” Ponomarev repeated.Interpretation?ADVERTISEMENT It was a great run.“The surfers, they have their own speak,” Ponomarev said. “The same goes for snowboarders at the Winter Olympics. That can be challenging. But we certainly found an equivalent.”In Japanese, Arabic, German. Or whatever.Ponomarev’s team includes at least one former Olympian, and most have done several Olympics. He also corrects anyone who confuses interpretation with translation. He reminds that translation refers to the written word.Much of the interpretation service is for athletes after they’ve won medals. But interpreters also work briefings for the International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Here the focus can be disputes, doping, and other rule-breaking. One poor interpretation can cause confusion, even legal fallout.“They are used to working under pressure,” Ponomarev said. “They know that every word they do wrong is going to have repercussions. If you cannot understand what is being said, you do not invent. That is rule No. 1.”Ponomarev sees the power of artificial intelligence on the horizon, closing in on the professional interpreter’s space.“AI is not nearly as evolved as one might think to replace humans,” he said. “I’m not trying to say that I’m not worried about it at all, because I certainly am to be absolutely honest. Maybe 10 years down the road something will change. Maybe not.”He said machines still can’t always catch humor, a play on words, or intonation. And they can’t see “a wink.”“It’s a similar question. Would you trust your legal affairs to a machine? Would you trust only a machine to fix your teeth or perform surgery on you? It’s a common misconception that we interpret words. We don’t. We first understand the meaning behind them, and then we convey the message.” In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, photo, interpreters work in their booths during a Chef de Mission Seminar hosted by The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Tokyo. Next year’s Tokyo Olympics will be a fiesta for a team of about 100 interpreters. They will handle interpretation for more than 10,000 athletes representing more than 200 national Olympic committees. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO— Alexandre Ponomarev is the chief interpreter for next year’s Tokyo’s Olympics. He speaks more than a half dozen languages: Russian, English, Spanish, French, German, Danish and Ukrainian. And he can get by in a handful of others.But at times, even he needs an interpreter — for instance, when he’s working in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Ponomarev said cultural differences can affect language. And vice versa. He said he might assign a speaker of Brazilian Portuguese to a Brazilian, and a peninsular Portuguese speaker to someone from Portugal; likewise with Spanish, which is spoken differently across 20 countries.“Behind every language is a mentality,” he said. “I believe in acquiring a language you also acquire a certain mentality.”Tokyo’s Olympics will deploy an improved system of interpretation over Rio de Janeiro and previous games. Interpreters will work out of the main press center, taking audio and video feeds from the scattered venues. This cuts out chauffeuring interpreters around the city. Ponomarev said a recent test of the system was nearly perfect, and could do five media events at once.“It worked brilliantly, like a charm,” he said.This means nearly every media conference will have simultaneous interpretation, in which the speaker’s words are relayed over an earpiece as they are spoken, rather than consecutive interpretation, which is slower and gives an interpretation only after the speaker finishes several sentences.Ponomarev said he worked his first Olympics in 2008 in Beijing, and took over as the chief in Rio. He credits his mother with getting him started, smuggling DVDs of American films into the old Soviet Union. He singled out Star Wars and Indiana Jones.He eventually trained in Moscow and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. Under the Soviet system, he was assigned to study Danish, which is not widely spoken but helped with German and gave him a conversational understanding of Norwegian and Swedish.“Once you acquire one language, it just stacks up,” he said. 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The appointment of a GECOM Chairman: constitutional heresy

first_imgDear Editor,I am convinced that the PNC has not changed from historically being a party that is innately and inherently authoritarian and undemocratic; and, if allowed, will rig every election in this country, as it has done from 1968 to 1985. The unilateral appointment of retired Justice James Patterson absolutely vindicates what I have said repeatedly over the last two and a half years: that we are on a road to political dictatorship and authoritarianism.The President did not see it fit to even consult with his coalition partners in Government on this fundamental appointment. Both the AFC and WPA have so confirmed in public statements. It is difficult to conceive of a clearer exhibition of dictatorship than this. At least the WPA’s reaction was critical. The response of the AFC will have to be the subject of an entire article.I have said from the inception that President Granger would eventually choose a person of his own liking, irrespective of the provisions of the Constitution. A year thereafter, that is exactly what he has done. In the process, he has led this nation along a deceptive and agonising path of public debates on constitutional interpretations; public consultations that produced 18 outstanding Guyanese, all of whom were eventually rejected, and a ruling from the constitutional court – all of which made no difference in the end. Instead of using the ruling as a guide, the President craftily used selective parts of it to justify his perverse appointment.The President, from the inception, misinterpreted Article 161 (2) of the Constitution by contending that it qualifies for the position of GECOM Chairman only a judge, a former judge, or a person qualified to be a judge. When this interpretation was met with public condemnation, only then did the President concede that that provision of the Constitution also caters for “any other fit and proper person”.Even when he recognised that the Constitution spoke to the latter category, the President and his Attorney General injected another nonsensical slant to their interpretation by arguing that the Constitution expresses a preference for the judicial category.Proviso has no applicabilityThese infantile interpretations to the clear language of the Constitution were all put to rest by the Chief Justice’s ruling. Now the President has misinterpreted the other part of Article 161 (2); that is, the proviso.When one examines the intention of the framers of the Constitution, which was to create a bi-partisan mechanism to produce a chairman of GECOM, no rational mind would be unclear when the proviso can be activated. It can be activated only when no list has been submitted by the Leader of the Opposition. Once a list has been submitted, this proviso has no applicability. Any other interpretation would make a mockery of the letter and, moreover, the spirit of the Constitution, because every President would then be free to reject a list submitted to him by the Leader of the Opposition and appoint a person of his own choice, rendering the very constitutional provision otiose, superfluous and nugatory.President Carter and those who coined the Carter Formula were not that naïve.Great moment is being made by those who wish to defend the travesty committed by the President by arguing that the words “a list as is provided for” in the proviso means a list submitted by the Leader of the Opposition which finds the acceptability of the President. I reject this argument as misconceived. The article, when read, literally cannot mean that; but more importantly, the literal words of the article cannot be read in isolation from the spirit and intention of those who crafted it.Let us examine what responsibility the Article imposes on the Leader of the Opposition and the President respectively. I submit that a duty is placed on the Leader of the Opposition to submit to the President a list of six names which in the opinion of the Leader of the Opposition are not unacceptable to the President, from which the President is empowered to choose one. Since the Leader of the Opposition is not endowed with clairvoyant powers or an ability to read the President’s mind, the framers of the Constitution could not have expected, and do not expect, him to know which names the President would find not unacceptable. Therefore, the responsibility is on the Leader of the Opposition to select six names that, in his opinion, the President would find not unacceptable. The Leader of the Opposition submitted not 6, but 18 such names to the President.To his credit, the Leader of the Opposition did not confine the 18 names submitted to his subjective judgement; he engaged several major organisations in this country in a consultative process which produced those names.The Golden RuleSimultaneously, when the Constitution vests in the President a power or a discretion to determine whether the names are not unacceptable, the framers of the Constitution expect, and the law mandates, that power and discretion to be exercised rationally and reasonably, and not capriciously and whimsically; but in a manner that a responsible President would do in the circumstances. To enable him space to exercise that power, the Constitution was fair enough to give him six choices. In this particular instance, he had 18 choices.If any doubt or ambiguity arises in interpreting the literal language of the constitutional provision, then the established cannons of construction mandate that the golden rule be employed in the interpretative process. This golden rule requires the interpreter to decipher the intention of the framers of the Article. This takes us straight back to the Carter Price/ Formula, where the intention was to dispense with the unilateral appointment of a chairman of the Elections Commission and to establish an elections commission whose membership evenly reflects both the Opposition and the Government, with a Chairman produced by a process involving both the Leader of the Opposition and the President.Out of this intention came GECOM comprising six Commissioners, three representing the Government and three representing the Opposition, and a Chairman who is empowered with the authority of a casting vote to break gridlock, and who is to be appointed from a list of six names emanating from the Leader of the Opposition, from which the President is obliged to select one. Therefore the President was never intended to have a unilateral power of appointment. His power of appointment is circumscribed to that list of six names submitted to him by the Leader of the Opposition. It is only in the rare and exceptional circumstance where there is no list submitted then the President can make a unilateral appointment.I must emphasize that it was never expected that the President must find the names acceptable. After all, the names are coming from his political opponent. That is why the framers of the Constitution, rather than use the word “acceptable”, they used the double-negative: “not unacceptable”. Therefore, the names submitted are not necessarily to be acceptable to the President; they must be “not unacceptable”. The term “not unacceptable” does not mean “acceptable”.I say all of this to illustrate the length at which the framers of the Constitution travelled to ensure there is a Chairman produced through a bilateral process, and to eschew a unilateral appointment, except in that rare and exceptional circumstance when there is no list provided.Therefore, a unilateral appointment would lead to the destruction of that vital balance at GECOM which the framers of Article 161 intended to create.The perversity of the decision to act unilaterally is compounded by the fact that the President has not given a single reason for rejecting 18 accomplished, professionally qualified and respected Guyanese. Legal arguments aside, the President led this country to believe, by several public statements, including a joint statement with the Opposition, that he would not act unilaterally, but would, to the very end, pursue a collaborative course on this issue. So, on that note, the President has simply deceived the nation.If anyone was in doubt about the President’s bona fides in this matter, those doubts would have immediately dissipated by the choice the President made in the form of retired Justice Patterson.I had the privilege of attending almost every meeting between the Leader of the Opposition and the President on this matter. At one point in time, the Leader of the Opposition had asked the President for some guidance on the criteria he would find acceptable after the first six names were rejected. I remember the President saying that the person must possess the three ‘Is’ that is, they must be “independent”, must have “integrity”, and must be “impartial”. I say with the greatest of respect that Justice Patterson does not satisfy these requirements.In his resume, Justice Patterson states that he was the Chief Justice of Grenada in 1987. I have spoken to several retired judges and lawyers from Grenada and in the Eastern Caribbean jurisdictions, but no one can confirm that Justice Patterson was appointed Chief Justice of Grenada.I have consulted a book which chronicles all the important post holders of Grenada annually, and the Chief Justice of Grenada in 1987 is listed as Sir Samuel Horatio Graham. I have received information that a Guyanese who worked for over 25 years in Grenada in a very high public office has advised the President that Justice Patterson was never appointed Chief Justice in Grenada, yet the President cites Justice Patterson’s alleged appointment as Chief Justice of Grenada as the basis of appointing him.In a list of criteria submitted by the President to the Opposition Leader, the President indicated that the candidate whom he is looking for must not be a religious activist or leader. As a result, the Opposition Leader deliberately omitted to include any religious leader in the names which he submitted to the President. In his CV, Justice Patterson described himself as a reverend, and an entire page in that CV is dedicated to listing the several theological qualifications which he possesses and religious posts which he held.In that list of criteria, the President stated that the candidate should not have “any political affiliation, and should not belong to any political party in any form, apparent or hidden”; and that the person should have a general character of honesty and integrity.Justice Patterson can by no objective standard be adjudged impartial or independent, or not connected to the People’s National Congress. Indeed, the evidence available links him intricately to this Government and to the PNC. He has been appointed as an Adviser to the Attorney General, a post for which he is being remunerated; so he is an employee of the Government. He has been appointed by the President to head a Commission of Inquiry into the Georgetown Prison break in July 2016. He has been appointed by the President to the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy; so he is an Adviser to the President. He has been appointed by the President to a committee to review applications for the position of Chief Justice and Chancellor of the Judiciary.Even more damaging, he was a pallbearer at former President Desmond Hoyte’s funeral. This was not the State funeral, but a private event for Party leaders and supporters held at Merriman’s Funeral Parlour. The other pallbearers at that event were all PNC leaders, members and supporters. This information can be found on the PNC website. I have photographs in the event that they now wish to remove them. Justice Patterson is also a member of the Facebook page calling itself ‘Rally around the People’s National Congress’, established just before the 2015 General Elections.How can the Guyanese electorate have any confidence in this person’s independence, impartiality and integrity? One cannot discount the fact, also, that the Government has asked Justice Cecil Kennard to resign as Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority and Justice Prem Persaud to resign from the Public Utilities Commission and the Judicial Service Commission. Their ages are 80 and 76 respectively. The President is reported in the press as saying that they were requested to resign because of their age. Mr Patterson is 84 years old, yet the President appointed him.The appointment simply cannot be allowed to stand.Mohabir Anil Nandlall, MPAttorney-at-Lawlast_img read more

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Guyana revising Food Based Dietary Guidelines

first_imgGovernment is collaborating with the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN)Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummingsto revise the Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Guyana.The objectives of the two-day workshop which commenced on Tuesday at the Cara Lodge Hotel in Georgetown, are to preserve the health and nutrition situation of Guyana; present the findings from the evaluation of the existing food based dietary guidelines; determine priority issues to be addressed, through the revision of the FBDGs; and to establish a national FDBG task force.FAO’s representative in Guyana, Reuben Robertson said while the Organisation has been widely known for its close association with the agriculture sector, it has over the last four years seen to need to reconfigure and connect with the public Health Ministry and place significant emphasis on food, by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has a right and access to good, safe and nutritious food.This commitment on food and nutrition, he said, has been heightened within recent times. Speaking directly to the representatives of Government Ministries, civil society and agencies, Robertson said each has an obligation to ensure that the commitments given are achieved.“All civil society and organisations, we have an obligation to ensure that the commitments are achieved. We would recognise that we as countries just last year, give a commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (one and two), where number two focuses on ensuring that food and nutrition security for all. We have an obligation to work together to ensure that we achieve these objectives,” he said.FAO, as an international organisation within the UN, is cognisant that nutrition is the mandate of the Public Health Ministry. However, it is too great an issue to be left for the Public Health Ministry alone. He said it requires an inter-ministerial, inter-sectoral collaboration.“… We have to meaningfully address the issues affecting our countries in terms of stunting, malnutrition, undernourishment and the ugly faces of non communicable diseases. We have been promoting good governance of food and nutrition security, it embraces the concept of all institutions, agencies, civil society and Private Sector, working together to achieve a common goal.”Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings said Government, through her Ministry, is committed to seeing Guyanese eat healthily. According to Dr Cummings, essential to enjoying the good life, is being fit and healthy enough to enjoy it to the best of your ability.“Therefore, as a Government and a Ministry, we have placed great emphasis on nutrition and are committed and determined to ensuring that every Guyanese, not only understand the importance of eating healthy, but recognise that it is vital to practice healthy eating on a daily basis.Giving an overview of the exercise, FAO’s Regional Consultant, Dr Pauline Samuda said back in 1992, the FAO along with the World Health Organisation (WHO) established the World Declaration and Plan of Action for Nutrition and called upon Governments to promote appropriate diets and healthy lifestyles. Later in 1996, 180 countries approved the Rome Declaration on World Food Security. She said the UN and Governments across the world had declared that all people have a right to a nutritionally adequate diet at all times.Dr Cummings advanced her discussion, relating the importance of nutrition in leading a healthy and productive life. This, she said, include growth and development, energy production and the maintenance of cellular and muscular integrity.While, underscoring the importance of nutrition and FBDGs, Samuda also pointed out that the Guidelines vary from country to country. In Guyana, the process for developing FBDGs began in 2002 and were finalised and launched in 2004. The process which was spearheaded by the Food Policy Division of the Health Ministry and assisted by a multisectoral Task Force, also received support from the Pan American Health Organisation.last_img read more

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Tiger on brink of PGA Tour win record as play suspended in Japan

first_imgWoods, who is 17-under par, shook hands for the night with playing partners Gary Woodland and Keegan Bradley in the descending darkness after parring the 11th hole in his fourth round.But the current US Masters champion is taking nothing for granted and said he will need to hit the ground running on Monday morning.“Starting off on the 12th hole is not easy. It’s one of the hardest par fours on the whole golf course, it’s 490 yards,” Woods told reporters.“It’s going to be cool tomorrow morning, so the hole’s going to play really long, so it’s important that I get off to a good start.“It’s a hard pin tomorrow over in the top right. I’ve got to do my job starting out.”Japan’s number one Matsuyama, in the group immediately ahead, had clung doggedly to the coat-tails of Woods throughout Sunday’s third and fourth rounds, delayed because of Friday’s washout at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club.After Woods had finished he still had time to induce one last mighty roar from the packed golf-crazy galleries hanging off every Matsuyama drive, chip and putt at the US PGA Tour’s inaugural tournament in Japan.The world number 27’s snaking 25-foot birdie putt on the 12th green somehow found its way to the cup in the gloom and Matsuyama moved to 14-under par, three behind Woods with six to play when the round resumes at 7.30 am Monday (2230 GMT Sunday).“I am only thinking how to catch up and win the tournament,” said Matsuyama. “Let’s see what is going to happen in the last six holes tomorrow.”Woods, who has led since his first-round six-under 64 on Thursday, earlier on Sunday shot a controlled third-round 66 to extend a two-shot lead over Woodland (68) to three over Matsuyama, who carded a 65.Rory McIlroy was the biggest mover as he catapulted up the leaderboard with a third-round 63, equalling the low round of the week, to follow his 65 on Saturday.The FedEx Cup champion lies fifth on 11-under par with two holes to complete.“I played great this morning,” said McIlroy. “I’ve got a 12-footer for birdie on 17 and then I’ll try to make birdie or eagle at the last and finish as high up as possible.”– Electric atmosphere –Tied for third on 12-under par are in-form US Open champion Woodland, third last week at the CJ Cup, and PGA Tour 2019 Rookie of the Year Im Sung-jae who had a third-round 67.The atmosphere was electric Sunday as the sellout crowds, who were shut out Saturday for safety reasons after almost 10 inches of rain fell on the course during Friday’s storms, were gleefully allowed back in.“I’m happy for the crowds, I’m happy for the people of Japan that they got to see us play a lot today,” said Northern Ireland’s McIlroy.“Obviously Tiger leading, Hideki chasing him down, you couldn’t have written it any better for the first PGA Tour event in Japan,” added the world number two.“It’s been a great tournament so far and I’m sure it will be an awesome finish tomorrow.”0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fans wearing tiger costumes welcome Tiger Woods of the US (R) during the third round of the PGA Zozo Championship golf tournament at the Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba prefecture on October 27, 2019. © AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURAINZAI, Japan, Oct 27 – Tiger Woods led Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes with seven holes to play to stand on the verge of golfing history when the final round of the weather-delayed Zozo Championship in Japan was suspended due to bad light Sunday.Victory for Woods on Monday would see the 15-time major champion add another illustrious chapter to his astonishing career by equalling US legend Sam Snead’s all-time mark of 82 PGA Tour wins.last_img read more

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‘United the right fit for Mourinho’-Ferguson

first_img0Shares0000New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stands in front of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand at Old Trafford on Wednesday. PHOTO/ GETTY IMAGES.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, July 6 – Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Manchester United is the best club for Jose Mourinho and expects a “massive improvement” next season.Mourinho replaces Louis van Gaal as manager after the Dutchman failed to lead the Red Devils into the Premier League top four. Despite winning the FA Cup, Van Gaal was sacked at the end of the season amid much speculation linking Mourinho with the job.Now the Portuguese coach is in place at Old Trafford, former United boss Ferguson is expecting big things next campaign.“I think there’ll be a massive improvement,” Ferguson told Sky Sports.“I think Jose was wrong to go back to Chelsea. It’s always difficult when you go back somewhere for a second time.“He’s won the European Cup twice with different clubs and won titles with all the clubs he’s been at. You can’t ignore his record and I think Manchester United is the right kind of club for him.”Meanwhile, Mourinho has denied that he was responsible for United legend Ryan Giggs leaving the club. The long-serving Giggs left United at the weekend after almost 29 years as player and coach.The Welshman had spent two years as assistant boss to Van Gaal, who was sacked in May, but opted not to continue under Mourinho.Mourinho dismissed suggestions he had been reluctant to work with Giggs, insisting the 42-year-old had decided to leave.He said: “It is not my responsibility that Ryan is not in the club. The job Ryan wanted is the job the club decided to give me. It is not my fault. Ryan wanted to be Man United manager.“When you say did I offer him a job, could he be my assistant – he could be what he wanted in the club, but he made his decision. Ryan wants to be a manager.”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Challenging schedule

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It won’t take long for Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary coach Pete Smolin to get a line on the talent available for his program for the next several seasons. Smolin, who doubles as the school’s athletic director, has put together an awesome schedule this season for his freshman football team. The Heralds open at home against Redlands (yikes!), then travel to take on Valencia West Ranch and Rosemead. Chaminade is next, thankfully at home, but then they take the road against for Oaks Christian (yikes again!!), Don Bosco Tech and San Marino. For the stretch drive, they’ll be at home against Burbank John Burroughs, Loyola (double yikes!!!) and Oak Park (whew). The team was 8-2 last season, the only losses coming against Long Beach Poly and Oak Park, and the overall success may have contributed to Smolin’s ambitious approach to building this year’s list of opponents. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeleslast_img read more

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CSKA Moscow v Manchester United live stream and confirmed line-ups

first_img1 Manchester United will be hoping to take control of Group A when they travel to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.CLICK HERE TO STREAM CSKA MOSCOW V MANCHESTER UNITED LIVE COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 19:45BST.The Red Devils head to Russia having beaten Basel in their opening fixture of their European campaign at Old Trafford.United will be eager to gain maximum points ahead of their double header against Benfica as they face a potential dark horse in the form of CSKA.Jose Mourinho has enjoyed successful trips to the Russian capital with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid in the past, and will expect more of the same from his current squad.Take a look at the confirmed teams belowCSKA Moscow XI: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Vasin, Berezutskiy, Ignashevich, Shchennikov, Wernbloom, Golovin, Dzagoev, Chalov, VitinhoSubstitutes: Pomazun, Alexsei Berezutski, Milanov, Nababkin, Natcho, Zhamaletdinov, KuchaevManchester United XI: De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Bailly, Smalling, Blind, Matic, Ander Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Martial, LukakuSubstitutes: Romero, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Mata, McTominay, Lingard, Rashford The Red Devils will be hoping to take control of Group A last_img read more

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Don Cowie exits Hearts to rejoin first club Ross County

first_imgRoss County co-manager Steven Ferguson said: “We appreciate Don had a number of offers to remain in the Premiership but he has a long affiliation with our football club and Stuart and I are delighted to secure his services again moving forward.“We feel Don has so much to offer RCFC both on and off the pitch as it’s common knowledge the high standards he sets, how he looks after himself and his ability to play in an number of positions across the midfield area.“We look forward to adding all these qualities to our group.”County are top of the Scottish Championship after two matches. Don Cowie has left Hearts to return to his first club Ross County.The 35-year-old made his professional debut with the Staggies before racking up nearly 200 appearances across a seven-year stint in the first team.Cowie switched to County’s Highland rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2007, before enjoying spells with Watford, Cardiff and Wigan.The midfielder, capped 10 times for Scotland, returned to Scottish football with Hearts in 2016.last_img read more

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Chatham teen seriously injured in ATV crash

first_imgA 16-year-old Chatham girl suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a London hospital after a single-vehicle ATV crash.Chatham-Kent police said emergency crews responded to the crash on Marsh Line, west of Winter Line Road in Dover Township shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.Police said the driver, a 16-year-old Dover Township girl, was not physically injured in the crash.The traffic management has taken over the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Dan Carroll at dancar@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092.last_img

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Meet Princess Elena of Avalor at the Magic Kingdom

first_imgShare This!©DisneyDo you have a Disney Channel fan in your house? If you do, then you have Princess Elena of Avalor on your TV all the time. So, I bet they would love the opportunity to meet Elena, right? Soon they will be able to!Beginning on November 24, Princess Elena will be found at Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. She will be meeting opposite Cinderella. (On the other side of Princess Fairytale Hall Guests can meet Rapunzel and Tiana.)To ensure you get to meet Princess Elena, FastPass+ reservations are now available in My Disney Experience.In addition, through the fall, Guests will still be able to catch The Princess Elena Royal Welcome show at the Magic Kingdom. The show takes place multiple times a day on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage.Who’s ready to meet Princess Elena?Savelast_img read more

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