Spanish argentina – Gicarg http://gicarg.org/ Mon, 16 May 2022 14:56:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gicarg.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-105x105.png Spanish argentina – Gicarg http://gicarg.org/ 32 32 Copa Libertadores rights recovered by Paramount, ESPN and Globo https://gicarg.org/copa-libertadores-rights-recovered-by-paramount-espn-and-globo/ Mon, 16 May 2022 14:15:30 +0000 https://gicarg.org/copa-libertadores-rights-recovered-by-paramount-espn-and-globo/ Paramount streaming services and linear networks to stream Libertadores FTA in LATAM ESPN retains top package in Brazil, Globo wins FTA rights Conmebol local club competition rights would bring in $1.14 billion in new cycle Paramount Global, the recently renamed media giant of ViacomCBS, has secured a wide range of broadcast rights for the Copa […]]]>
  • Paramount streaming services and linear networks to stream Libertadores FTA in LATAM
  • ESPN retains top package in Brazil, Globo wins FTA rights
  • Conmebol local club competition rights would bring in $1.14 billion in new cycle

Paramount Global, the recently renamed media giant of ViacomCBS, has secured a wide range of broadcast rights for the Copa Libertadores in Brazil and wider South America for the 2023 to 2026 cycle.

Alongside Disney-owned sports media powerhouse ESPN, Paramount was the biggest buyer in club Conmebol’s bid for South America.

According to Brazilian outlet Uol, the new deals will see Conmebol generate a total of $1.14 billion from its club competition rights across Brazil and the Spanish-speaking territories of Latin America (LATAM), a increase of $350 million over the previous cycle.

In a sale process overseen by IMG-owned agency FC Diez Media, Paramount has decided to expand its football rights portfolio in South America by securing the Copa Libertadores pay-TV secondary bouquet in Brazil and the free (FTA). in LATAM.

In addition to the Paramount+ streaming platform, reports in South America suggest the media company’s Telefé and Chilevisión channels will broadcast live Copa Libertadores matches in LATAM, as well as the Pluto TV streaming platform throughout the region.

Paramount is picking up the FTA Libertadores contract from social media giant Meta, which has changed its sports broadcasting rights strategy since the previous rights deal with Conmebol in 2018.

In Brazil, the FTA Copa Libertadores rights, which include the competition’s final, were secured by Globo, which settled its dispute with Conmebol over the 2019-2022 contract last October by paying a $44 million fine. ESPN won Brazil’s first-choice pay-TV package, which also covers the final, retaining the contract it inherited following Disney’s acquisition of Fox in 2019.

ESPN also retained the Copa Libertadores pay-TV rights in LATAM, but local reports suggest Disney will have to sub-license that deal in Argentina and Chile. The Disney-owned Fox Sports channels in Argentina have been sold to Spanish media company Mediapro.

According to reports, Brazilian media company SBT and digital giant Amazon have bid on various Copa Libertadores packages, but were unsuccessful.

Digital football media company OneFootball has secured highlights rights in Brazil and LATAM for the duration of the cycle.

For Conmebol’s second-tier Copa Sudamericana competition, SBT has secured the FTA rights in Brazil, with ESPN and Paramount again splitting the pay-TV contract in the same way, as the Disney-owned network will have the first choice of matches.

For the LATAM region, DirecTV has acquired the pay-TV rights for the Copa Sudamericana, but at this stage no FTA broadcast partner has been announced.

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Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Marquinhos offer ‘accepted’ as Arthur’s agent sends message https://gicarg.org/arsenal-transfer-news-live-marquinhos-offer-accepted-as-arthurs-agent-sends-message/ Sat, 14 May 2022 12:45:00 +0000 https://gicarg.org/arsenal-transfer-news-live-marquinhos-offer-accepted-as-arthurs-agent-sends-message/ Arthur’s agent speaks out Arthur Melo’s agent has given Arsenal an obvious boost in preparing their transfer plans, hinting that the Juventus ace will be on the move this summer. The 25-year-old was set to join the Gunners in the January transfer window but Arthur ultimately stayed in Turin after the Bianconeri were unable to […]]]>

Arthur’s agent speaks out

Arthur Melo’s agent has given Arsenal an obvious boost in preparing their transfer plans, hinting that the Juventus ace will be on the move this summer.

The 25-year-old was set to join the Gunners in the January transfer window but Arthur ultimately stayed in Turin after the Bianconeri were unable to find a suitable replacement before the deadline. leaving Mikel Arteta light in midfield.

Now, however, agent Federico Pastorello has hinted his client is set to leave the Allianz Stadium within the next few months, admitting the playmaker’s profile isn’t suited to Massimiliano Allegri’s style of play. “In January he was about to leave and join Arsenal,” Pastorello told La Repubblica, via Metro.

“He is too important a player to be marginalized, he also has to think about his situation with the national team. He was signed to play a different style of football, with Maurizio Sarri he would have played [ Chelsea star] Jorginho, Allegri loves him but instead he wants to play with two other physical midfielders.

“It’s a tactical question, and I don’t make the technical choices. But it’s not in anyone’s interest to continue in this situation.”

Arsenal technical director Edu recently explained why the Gunners decided against pursuing any other goals in January, telling ESPN Brazil ahead of last month’s 3-1 win over Manchester United: “The budget we we used last summer, we prefer to use it To rebalance the group, there was no point in hiring one or two players, the group was not ready to absorb two players, the group had to be rebalanced.

“Maybe next season we can switch to one or two players. Today we find a much more balanced team. Our planning has already been done, it has already reached the owners. It’s a question of ‘step by step how we’re going to finish the season and put in place the schedule that I’m passionate about.”

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Top Padel Tennis Competition held at Harbor Club Chelsea https://gicarg.org/top-padel-tennis-competition-held-at-harbor-club-chelsea/ Thu, 12 May 2022 08:52:41 +0000 https://gicarg.org/top-padel-tennis-competition-held-at-harbor-club-chelsea/ Harbor Club Chelsea welcomed the best padel players in the country who took part in the first Home of Padel Pro tournament on the May 1 bank holiday. The knockout competition, hosted by UK captain John Leach, involved eight doubles battling it out to be crowned champions and win a trophy and prize money. HOP […]]]>

Harbor Club Chelsea welcomed the best padel players in the country who took part in the first Home of Padel Pro tournament on the May 1 bank holiday.

The knockout competition, hosted by UK captain John Leach, involved eight doubles battling it out to be crowned champions and win a trophy and prize money.

HOP Pro Padel competition arrives in South West London

South West London’s Chris Salisbury claimed victory alongside partner Rafa Vega, beating Britain’s number 1 Jorge Martinez and Alfonso Patacho in the final.

Salisbury is the brother of tennis doubles star Joe Salisbury, who is currently the United States Doubles Champion alongside Rajeev Ram.

HOP Pro Champions Salisbury and Vega Image Credit: John Leach

What is padel?

Padel is a fast and fun version of tennis. It is played mainly in doubles in an enclosed court about one-third the size of a normal tennis court.

Gambling is one of the fastest growing sports in Europe, with Spain being the most dominant force.

Four of the top ten male players are Spanish.

What are the rules?

The rules are broadly similar to tennis, but the players serve under the arms and the walls are part of the game.

It is played with a padel that has no strings instead of a racket.

These tennis tweaks make it an action game with lots of smashes, volleys and long rallies.

Where is he from ?

The sport originated in Mexico in 1969 and then spread across Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

How popular is it?

Interest over time in tennis, padel, squash and badminton in the UK Data credit: Google Trends

Padel is a growing sport in the UK, but its popularity still lags behind other racket sports.

Data shows interest over time in tennis, padel, badminton and squash and it is clear that tennis is by far the most popular of these sports.

Padel is the least popular while squash is slightly more popular than badminton, although the gap between the two is narrowing.

For comparison, the data below shows interest over time in padel and tennis in Spain where both are popular.

Interest over time for tennis and padel in Spain Data credit: Google Trends

From 2004 to the present day, the two sports have continued to become the most popular.

There are around six million active padel players in Spain, compared to 89,000 in the UK.

Who dominates the sport?

At the elite level, Spain are the most dominant force.

The country has the highest number of players in the top 100 of the World Padel Tour ranking for men and women with 73 and 72 respectively.

Argentina has the second highest number of players in the top 100 for the men’s match and Italy has the second highest number for the women’s match.

padel world tour: Number of Top 100 Padel players (men) by country Data as of 05/10/2022

Only eight countries are represented in the ranking for men’s padel and nine are represented for women’s padel.

The UK has no male or female player in the top 100.

padel world tour: Number of Top 100 Padel players (women) by country Data as of 05/10/2022

Feature image credit: John Leach

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Buenos Aires Weather | Argentina considers Spain as entry point for its gas to Europe https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-weather-argentina-considers-spain-as-entry-point-for-its-gas-to-europe/ Tue, 10 May 2022 19:33:47 +0000 https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-weather-argentina-considers-spain-as-entry-point-for-its-gas-to-europe/ Argentina intends to sell gas to Europe in the coming years and Spain could be its gateway, President Alberto Fernández said on Tuesday after meeting in Madrid with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. “We can be a stable energy supplier,” Fernández wrote on Twitter, after an hour-long meeting with his socialist counterpart in Moncloa. During […]]]>

Argentina intends to sell gas to Europe in the coming years and Spain could be its gateway, President Alberto Fernández said on Tuesday after meeting in Madrid with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

“We can be a stable energy supplier,” Fernández wrote on Twitter, after an hour-long meeting with his socialist counterpart in Moncloa.

During the meeting with Sánchez, the two leaders discussed the challenges “posed by the war in the heart of Europe”, Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero said in a social media post, referring to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

“President Fernández expressed our country’s vocation to be a stable supplier of food and energy in this time of uncertainty,” Cafiero added in a video message.

The war in Ukraine has contributed to rising food and energy prices around the world, especially gas, of which Russia is one of the world’s leading producers.

In addition, many European countries want to free themselves from dependence on Russian gas for political reasons.

The construction of a massive new gas pipeline from the Vaca Muerta shale formation in Patagonia “will generate Argentina’s energy self-sufficiency” and open up possibilities “to become a natural exporter of liquefied natural gas”, Cafiero added.

Taking into account that Spain has six liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminals – more than any other European country – the Argentine Foreign Minister raised the possibility of an “agreement between the two countries to be able to move forward in this supply of liquefied natural gas for all of Europe.”

For its part, the Spanish government acknowledged, in a statement issued after the meeting, that “Argentina is one of the world’s leading food producers, as well as an important energy export potential ( gas, liquefied natural gas and petroleum)”.

Argentina’s gas production capacities are increasing thanks to the development of the Vaca Muerta formation, but it has not yet achieved self-sufficiency and must import gas from Bolivia (in 2021, up to 12 million cubic meters per day) and LNG.

The Argentine government expects the first stage of construction of the Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline to be completed in 2024.

The Vaca Muerta basin covers 30,000 square kilometers in Patagonia, in the southwest Argentina, and is considered the second largest shale gas reserve in the world and the fourth largest shale oil reserve.

Inflation

Fernández, who was due to meet Spain’s King Felipe IV later Tuesday evening, also discussed inflation, Argentina’s debt restructuring with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the war in Ukraine with Prime Minister Sanchez.

Government officials described the talks as “very cordial” and said the two leaders were concerned about the impact of the war in Ukraine on prices and food security.

Fernández also thanked his counterpart for supporting Argentina’s debt restructuring process with the IMF, while Sánchez congratulated his counterpart for successfully concluding the negotiations.

“Spain has been an important player, it has helped to make European countries aware of the need for Argentina to reach a good agreement,” Cafiero stressed in comments to journalists at the country’s embassy. to Madrid.

In addition, Fernández spoke to Sánchez about the economic situation in Argentina and affirmed that the country “is developing” and “there are good prospects for this year as the world expects a recession”. said the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

– TIMES/AFP/NA

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Costa Rican Spanish and the use of Vos (The Other You): https://gicarg.org/costa-rican-spanish-and-the-use-of-vos-the-other-you/ Sat, 07 May 2022 21:30:34 +0000 https://gicarg.org/costa-rican-spanish-and-the-use-of-vos-the-other-you/ The Spanish spoken in Costa Rica is more or less the same as standard Castilian Spanish, except for one big difference that confuses many people. Spanish has two forms of addressing a person: usted (called ustedeo) and tú (called tuteo). However, in Costa Rica there is a third form, vos (in Spanish called el voseo). […]]]>

The Spanish spoken in Costa Rica is more or less the same as standard Castilian Spanish, except for one big difference that confuses many people. Spanish has two forms of addressing a person: usted (called ustedeo) and tú (called tuteo).

However, in Costa Rica there is a third form, vos (in Spanish called el voseo). This form is rarely taught because it is considered familiar. In fact, it’s not found in most Spanish textbooks or usually taught to English-speaking students in their Spanish classes.

Although usage of vos varies from region to region, and its consideration as Standard Spanish varies widely from country to country, you can hear vos used in many Central American countries, in the southern countries of South America (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay) and parts of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

In areas of America where there was a strong influence from the Court of Spain, places like Mexico and Peru, the eventual change of vos to tú and vuestra merced-usted reflected the evolution of the Spanish language in Spain. However, in regions farther from the centers of power, this evolution did not necessarily follow the same pattern.

Instead, in some regions, tú was replaced by vos in the friendly address and usted was used in the polite address.

Vos is used in Latin America in different ways. It simply replaces tú and has its own conjugation. Although it resembles tú verbs, there are slight differences in spelling and also in stress/pronunciation. Vos is used only with present indicative, present subjunctive and command forms.

In Costa Rica, vos replaces tú and has its own conjugation. Although it resembles tú verbs, there are slight differences in spelling as well as stress and pronunciation.

The verb form used with vos is formed by changing the “r” at the end of an infinitive verb (unconjugated verb) to “s” and adding an accent to the last syllable of the present tense. For example: your comprás (comprar), your comes (comer), your vivís.

In the present subjunctive, the forms are exactly the same. For example: your comprés (comprar), your comás (comer), your vivás (live).

Let’s review some examples:

Verbal ending type

For example using verbs:

  • live
  • halar
  • be
  • hold
  • walk
  • to build
  • trace
  • to sleep

The Tú command would be:

  • live
  • Hablas
  • so
  • hold on
  • spades
  • interpreter
  • tras
  • durms

The Vos command would be

  • long live
  • halas
  • sos
  • held
  • pedis
  • built
  • lines
  • sleeping

Your and Use of Orders

When vos is used in commands, simply remove the final “r” from the infinitive ending of the verb and stress the vowel at the end.
For example: comprá (comprar), come (comer), escribí (escribir).

For example using verbs

  • hold
  • be
  • to come
  • tomar
  • halar
  • live
  • baby
  • dar

The Tú command would be

  • Ten
  • se
  • fri
  • volume
  • habla
  • strongly
  • baby
  • a

The Vos command would be

  • tenuous
  • se
  • to come
  • Toma
  • habla
  • long live
  • baby
  • a

Hope this gives a better understanding of the Vos form and as a quick final reminder, to form vos in the present tense you simply use the infinitive without the “r”, add an “s” and stress the vowel of the infinitive se ending with a written accent if there is more than one syllable.

REMARK: Beginner and intermediate Spanish students do not need to study the vos form of the verbs. They usually have their hands full to learn Tú and the worn forms of most verbs – no need to get confused.

About Chris Howard

Christopher Howard Costa Rica’s leading relocation expert and has been conducting monthly relocation/retirement tours in Costa Rica for over 30 years. See www.liveincostarica.com. He is also the author of the one-of-a-kind best-selling New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica – the official guide to relocation and “Guide to Costa Rican Spanish”, which can be purchased through
www.costaricabooks.com or www.costaricaspanish.net

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Milwaukee Bucks Luca Vildoza makes flashy NBA playoff debut https://gicarg.org/milwaukee-bucks-luca-vildoza-makes-flashy-nba-playoff-debut/ Fri, 06 May 2022 20:37:39 +0000 https://gicarg.org/milwaukee-bucks-luca-vildoza-makes-flashy-nba-playoff-debut/ Luca Vildoza paused for more than a few seconds, searching for the right way to tell how – or where – he learned to play with the flair he displayed in just minutes of his NBA debut with the Milwaukees Bucks at the end of Game 3 in Chicago. He started playing professionally as a […]]]>

Luca Vildoza paused for more than a few seconds, searching for the right way to tell how – or where – he learned to play with the flair he displayed in just minutes of his NBA debut with the Milwaukees Bucks at the end of Game 3 in Chicago.

He started playing professionally as a teenager, he said, so there were influences early in his career that instilled such flourishes in his game.

“Just be me,” he said with a smile. “If they want me as I am, they will accept me.”

In a shadow of more than eight minutes of play in the Bucks’ resounding victory over the Bulls in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs on April 22, the 26-year-old Argentine had three assists, the last of which was a behind- the back pass to Thanasis Antetokounmpo which led to a highlight dunk.

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Aprilia’s 2022 MotoGP title challenge is ‘real’ – Espargaro https://gicarg.org/aprilias-2022-motogp-title-challenge-is-real-espargaro/ Wed, 04 May 2022 08:12:54 +0000 https://gicarg.org/aprilias-2022-motogp-title-challenge-is-real-espargaro/ The veteran Spaniard is now just seven points behind Fabio Quartararo, second in the standings after finishing third in the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend after beating Jack Miller and Marc Marquez late in the race. He scored the first consecutive podium of his MotoGP career after his third in Portugal, and follows his historic […]]]>

The veteran Spaniard is now just seven points behind Fabio Quartararo, second in the standings after finishing third in the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend after beating Jack Miller and Marc Marquez late in the race.

He scored the first consecutive podium of his MotoGP career after his third in Portugal, and follows his historic victory in Argentina.

Espargaro admits he’s “missing” something on the Aprilia to match Quartararo, but thinks Aprilia are firmly in the championship hunt at this point.

“I won’t wake up until Valencia,” he replied when asked if he was living a dream.

“I started dreaming in Qatar, and I will try to keep my feet on the ground. But it’s real, it’s real.

“We are doing a great job. You should know that for the moment the feeling I have, with Fabio we don’t really have his speed.

“We’re missing something – not so much, because today I think if I wasn’t stuck behind Jack [Miller] and Mark [Marquez] I would have been very close to them [Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia].

“I missed something, so the key this year will be consistency, not making mistakes, being there.

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing

Picture by: Dorna

“We have made almost 33% of the championship and we are only seven points behind him.”

Espargaro’s podium at Jerez means Aprilia has lost the results-based concessions it has raced with since returning to MotoGP in 2015.

This means Aprilia can no longer test in-season with its racing drivers and will see its engine allocation reduced from nine to seven from 2023, and will not be able to freely develop engines and aerodynamics next season.

While Espargaro says it will make life “stressful” for Aprilia engineers, he thinks losing the concessions – something he never liked anyway – is “fair” given current performance. of the RS-GP.

“I think if we’re in race six and we’re seven points off the leader, the bike works well,” added Espargaro.

“It’s just losing the concessions. It is right to fight with them with the same weapons.

“I have great faith in the Aprilia engineers and I know that at Noale they will be a little more stressed.

“But I don’t think that will change much. My life will be easier, I tried after Le Mans at Mugello. I will have more time to go home, I will have more time to ride my bike.

“I’m not really stressed. The most difficult thing was to reach the level reached. The motor will have to last a bit longer, but I think they will.

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An illegal gambling operation in Argentina that attracted more than 500 spectators has been dismantled https://gicarg.org/an-illegal-gambling-operation-in-argentina-that-attracted-more-than-500-spectators-has-been-dismantled/ Mon, 02 May 2022 15:37:36 +0000 https://gicarg.org/an-illegal-gambling-operation-in-argentina-that-attracted-more-than-500-spectators-has-been-dismantled/ Posted: May 2, 2022, 8:35 a.m. Last update: May 2, 2022, 10:45 a.m. Police dismantled an illegal gambling operation at a recognized sports complex in Buenos Aires, Argentina over the weekend. There were over 500 spectators. However, only a small percentage participated in gambling activity. Proceeds from an underground penalty shootout contest in Argentina. Police […]]]>

Posted: May 2, 2022, 8:35 a.m.

Last update: May 2, 2022, 10:45 a.m.

Police dismantled an illegal gambling operation at a recognized sports complex in Buenos Aires, Argentina over the weekend. There were over 500 spectators. However, only a small percentage participated in gambling activity.

Clandestine Penalty Kick Competition
Proceeds from an underground penalty shootout contest in Argentina. Police broke up the activity last weekend, confiscating money, drugs and firearms. (Picture: The capital)

Last Sunday, at the Spanish Sports Athletic Club in the Flores neighborhood of Buenos Aires, police uncovered a massive illegal gambling operation. There was an underground football “penalty kicking championship” that promised cash prizes of up to ARS 2 million (USD 17,278) and high-end vehicles.

The police arrested 24 people, while there were more than 500 spectators present. They uncovered illegal firearms, narcotics and unauthorized food sales. All of this allegedly took place while the club’s management was indifferent to what was happening.

A major bust

The police response was a joint effort involving several different agencies. It involved the Buenos Aires Public Prosecutor’s Office specializing in mass events, the Buenos Aires Attorney General’s Judicial Investigation Body, the Municipal Police’s Offenses and Public Order Division, and the government control.

In addition to illegal sports betting activity, there were illegal casino games that offered cash prizes. The police revealed that 94 people participated in the illegal gambling activities, 12 bettors, six punters, two referees and various organizers. Several individuals attempted to impersonate the police as members of the health department. However, they could not verify their status through credentials.

After a careful inspection, the police seized firearms and various narcotics. They also confiscated large quantities of food, which lacked any sanitary control.

The intervening agents arrested 24 people, all allegedly organizers of the event. Athletics club president Diego Martín Elías said the penalty shootout tournament is an event that happens regularly. He added that these were neighborhood football teams from the federal capital and the suburbs of Buenos Aires, with sites taking turns. Martín was not one of the suspects arrested by the police.

Elías added that after this episode they will consider not organizing these events. However, he admitted it was a welcome extra income and the club received ARS 450,000 (US$3,887) for renting the property.

Ending a Popular Hobby

These tournaments are very popular in local neighborhoods in the west and south of Greater Buenos Aires, according to local media. However, they have become one of the most sought-after practices in recent years.

Penalty shootout mechanics consist of a kicker and a goalkeeper, where usually each represents a team. Punters can bet on whether a kicker will score, whether a goalkeeper will block a shot, which side of the goal the kicker will target, and more.

For some, shootings are a way of life. A handful of kickers and goalkeepers earn their living by participating in the events.

However, the presence of firearms and illegal drugs shows the precarious nature of the activity. They also show the dangers that the events represent for the participants. Also, as an unregulated gambling activity, there are no guarantees for players and bettors.

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Saturday April 30, 2022 – La Minute Monocle https://gicarg.org/saturday-april-30-2022-la-minute-monocle/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 05:07:29 +0000 https://gicarg.org/saturday-april-30-2022-la-minute-monocle/ Interviewer / Frank Wynne speak our language Frank Wynne is an Irish literary translator, editor and chairman of the jury for the 2022 International Booker Prize (writes Georgia Bisbas). After spending time in Paris as a bookseller in the 1980s, he began his career as a translator in 2001. His recent translation of animal by […]]]>

Interviewer / Frank Wynne

speak our language

Frank Wynne is an Irish literary translator, editor and chairman of the jury for the 2022 International Booker Prize (writes Georgia Bisbas). After spending time in Paris as a bookseller in the 1980s, he began his career as a translator in 2001. His recent translation of animal by Jean-Baptiste del Amo won the 2020 Republic of Conscience Prize. He currently divides his time between London and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. He tells us about his favorite weekend markets and the classic literary fiction he drifts to.

Coffee, tea or something rushed to go with the headlines?
Coffee and cigarettes. I get all my news online these days, so I grab my coffee on the balcony, overlooking a ravine in the Canary Islands where wild bougainvillea grows, and I doom-scroll…

Do you have a favorite weekend market?
When I’m in London, Chapel Market, near Angel. Here in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Mercado de Nuestra Señora de Africa, where I buy fresh fish, sourdough bread – because I’m too lazy to make it – and my own weight in cheese.

Favorite bookstore?
So, so. When I’m in London, the London Review Bookshop – so often I come across brilliant writers or books I don’t know and like to rearrange the tables to put the translations in more visible places. When I’m in Dublin, The Winding Stair and Books Upstairs. Whenever I’m in Paris, I always visit Delamain, which is almost the platonic ideal of a bookstore. But my favorite bookstore in the world is El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, for the scale and scale of a vast theater turned bookstore.

What source of information do you wake up to?
BBC Radio 4. It usually makes me so angry that I to have to Get out of bed.

What radio station and what DJ do you listen to?
WQXR New York. They mainly play electronic music and contemporary classical music. I’m still a regular listener to Late join on BBC Radio 3.

Do you like podcasts? If yes, which ones?
There are many things that I enjoyed, from the previous series of Serial to regular visits to words and nerds; Chad Posts three percenton literature in translation; Call of Colombia; and, although it’s a Youtube channel and not a podcast, @TranslatorsAloud, a brilliant initiative by Tina Kover and Charlie Coombe where literary translators read their work.

What’s the best thing you’ve seen on TV lately?
I was blown away by Michaela Cole’s blistering, shining I can destroy you and by the funny, sad, sublime of Russell T Davies It’s a sin. I’m currently enjoying the TV adaptation of Emily St John Mandel station eleven and I can’t wait to see what Channel 4 will do with Candice Carty-Williams Queen.

Movie recommendations?
I loved Licorice Pizza. I’m a sucker for coming of age dramas and this one’s up there with Dazed and confused and almost known. Although I thought it was flawed, I enjoyed Joel Coen’s beautiful expressionism Macbeth tragedy with Denzel Washington and the wonderful Frances McDormand.

What about books?
There are so many books in translation that I’d love to recommend, but I don’t think I can until Booker’s review process is complete, so here are a handful of books that I loved the last year: Keith Ridgeway’s A shockTorrey Peter’s Detransition babyby Kei Miller Things that I remembered, How beautiful we were by Imbolo Mbue and Ocean Vuong’s On Earth, we are briefly beautiful.

What do you listen to before falling asleep?
Usually audio books. Multi-Voice Reading by George Saunders Lincoln at Bardo is glorious, with a cast of over 100 weaving together the spiritual voices of Oak Hill Cemetery. I went back to the 2005 audio version of James Joyce’s Naxos Ulysses read by Jim Norton and Marcella Riordan; it’s a real classic.

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Sudie Crouch: There are no stupid questions https://gicarg.org/sudie-crouch-there-are-no-stupid-questions/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://gicarg.org/sudie-crouch-there-are-no-stupid-questions/ During school, I heard that there were no stupid questions, only questions that people didn’t have the courage to ask. I wasn’t so sure at the time, and sometimes I still wonder about it. But it was my freshman year of high school, and I had my share of silly, stupid situations. The first thing […]]]>

During school, I heard that there were no stupid questions, only questions that people didn’t have the courage to ask.

I wasn’t so sure at the time, and sometimes I still wonder about it.

But it was my freshman year of high school, and I had my share of silly, stupid situations.

The first thing I discovered was that high school was very different from middle school.

A’s were easy in middle school. High school brought with it geometry and a foreign language requirement.

For the first time, I found myself struggling with schoolwork.

“What’s wrong with you?” demanded granny. “You never brought home anything less than an A.”

I did not know.

“She’s a crazy boy,” she told my mother. ” That is the problem. She has boys on her brain instead of her studies.

Maybe that was kinda true. But, honestly, boys weren’t my priority, especially when there were books, music, makeup, and hair products to buy.

“It’s more difficult in the third, I say for my defense. “The geometry makes absolutely no sense – there are shapes involved. And I really struggle in Spanish. I don’t understand it at all. It’s like Greek to me.

Mom looked up from her crossword puzzle. “Except it’s not Greek, Kitten.” It’s Spanish. Have you spoken to your teacher?

“No,” I replied sadly. I did not have. I tried to keep a low profile in class, lest she call me.

The teacher was a lovely woman from Argentina and Spanish was her mother tongue.

The majority of our course was conducted in Spanish only, so we came to speak it fluently. I was drowning.

We had Latin in first grade – shouldn’t that be considered my foreign language?

I felt horrible too, because I wanted to learn Spanish, in addition to French and Italian. But if the first few weeks were any indication, speaking another language wasn’t going to be in my future.

“You did well in algebra last year,” Granny said, still focused on math. “You took it with high school kids.”

” What can I say ? I peaked early.

Of course, the Redhead Prime didn’t find it funny at all.

Both Pop and Bobby tried to help me with the geometry, something they used every day in roofing.

After a particularly difficult session, my uncle said that it was good that I had other strengths.

When it came time for a parent-teacher conference, mom was determined to get to the bottom of it.

A teacher immediately started by saying that I was constantly talking in class, but somehow I got an A.

“I moved it several times,” added the professor. “She’s still talking.

Another teacher said, “I tried that; she will talk to the wall. She even moved her next to someone she didn’t like and they continued to talk.

Mom said my Spanish teacher looked completely bewildered. “She never said a word in my class. He’s the quietest student I have.

“My Sudie is the quietest student you have?” mum asked confused.

My teacher nodded.

“Little girl, curly black hair, green eyes? »

My Spanish teacher nodded again. “She is extremely quiet. I sometimes forget she’s in there. But she seems to be struggling with some verbs and her understanding so far.

She recognized me from my failures. I felt like there was so much to learn that I was overwhelmed and would never understand.

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