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  Cowal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cowal is a peninsula of Argyll in the Scottish Highlands.
Cowal is separated from the Kintyre peninsula to the west by Loch Fyne, and from Inverclyde and North Ayrshire to the east by the Firth of Clyde.
The Isle of Bute lies to the south of Cowal, separated from the peninsula by the narrow Kyles of Bute.
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 INGLES GRANMA INTERNACIONAL DIGITAL, CUBA
Cowal is among the dozen U.S. legislators and business leaders who have visited Cuba in recent weeks to explore the possibilities of a rapprochement between the two countries, which have had no diplomatic relations for 40 years.
Cowal agreed that eliminating the restrictions on traveling to Cuba is as important as relaxing the economic blockade.
Cowal is optimistic that Congress will vote in favor of lifting the travel restrictions this year, adding that she’s not sure if the current U.S. president will prevent that.
www.granma.cu /INGLES/enero02-4/5usa-i.html   (0 words)

  
 Cuba Policy Foundation
Cowal is now president of the Cuba Policy Foundation, a Washington advocacy group that favors lifting the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.
In 1991, Bush chose Cowal to be ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago; President Bill Clinton kept her on in that job.
After leaving the diplomatic corps, Cowal, a self-described independent who has voted for Republicans and Democrats, moved to what she thought would be a lower-profile job as president of Youth for Understanding, an international student exchange program in Washington.
www.cubafoundation.org /newsroom_press.html   (0 words)

  
 Ships Of Calmac - History of: Cowal
COWAL, widely thought to be the best of the “Caley”'s pioneer car-ferries, was scarcely altered throughout her working life and spent her entire career on the Firth of Clyde.
COWAL was also the first Clyde vessel to appear with radar from the outset, and when she duly entered service — on the Gourock-Dunoon run — ARRAN sailed off to Dumbarton to be fitted with radar too.
COWAL won an abiding reputation as the fastest, smartest and happiest of the Clyde car ferries largely because of her first and long-serving skipper, Captain John D MacLeod.
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 Center for International Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cowal made her comments during a debate on Cuba policy arranged by the Carter Center.
Cowal said the United States stands to lose up to $3.6 billion annually in agriculture-related costs to the economy.
She said Georgia is among the top 20 states bearing the economic burden and that the embargo affects the incomes of 336,000 farm-based families in the state.
www.ciponline.org /cuba/cubainthenews/newsarticles/ajc032302basu.htm   (0 words)

  
 Science and Diplomacy, As Seen From the Diplomatic Front Lines -- Kotok, 2004-06-04, UNITED STATES -- Science's Next ...
Cowal remarked that in many countries scientists play an important role in the power structure and you need to be able to deal with them on their own terms.
Cowal said that the combination of environmental and health issues provides opportunities for publics to express their opinions on topics and in ways that are different from before, which is having an effect on public policy questions at the international level.
Cowal said the ruling Revolutionary Institutional Party (known by its Spanish acronym PRI) in Mexico at the time had shown itself unable to deal with the catastrophe, but it also exposed corruption in municipal building codes that allowed the construction of poorly built buildings which contributed to the high numbers of casualties and property damage.
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 Clan Lamont
It is an old and accredited tradition in the Highlands, that the Lamonds or Lamonts were the most ancient proprietors of Cowal, and that the Stewarts, Maclauchlans, and Campbells obtained possession of their property in that district by marriage with daughters of the family.
It may, therefore, be presumed that, on the conquest of Argyle by Alexander II, the lord of Lower Cowal had submitted to the king, and obtained a crown charter.
From that day the Campbells used every means to increase their footing in Cowal, and before long a feud broke out between them and Clan Lamont, the ancient possessors of the district, which was to end, nearly three centuries later, in one of the most tragic incidents of Highland history.
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 www.mineweb.net | sections | gold & silver Easter protest for Cowal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Cowal property is estimated to contain 2.5 million ounces of proven and probable reserves.
Project opponents claim that the tailings ponds proposed for the Cowal Gold Project are situated in a flood plain frequented by endangered birds.
Ironically, Lake Cowal is actually located at a higher elevation than the proposed mine tailings ponds, which would make pollution of the lake from mine chemical processes quite a challenge.
www.mineweb.net /sections/gold_silver/315560.htm   (0 words)

  
 George Bush Presidential Library and Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The President today announced his intention to nominate Sally G. Cowal, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Cowal serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs in Washington, DC.
Cowal served as Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, 1985 - 1989, and as Deputy Counselor for Political and Security Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, 1983 - 1985.
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 What is the real price of gold? Case Study: Lake Cowal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Situated north-east of West-Wyalong, Lake Cowal is a fresh water ephemeral lake with water in it for seven years out of 10.
One of the main concerns of activists was the dangers posed by gold leaching practices, using the lethal chemical cyanide.
According to the Save the Lake Cowal campaign, up to 17 megalitres of water (equivalent to 17 Olympic swimming pools) will be pumped out of a borefield every day for use at the mine.
journalism.uts.edu.au /miningoz_2004/LakeCowal   (0 words)

  
 Cowal Golf Club
Founded in 1891, Cowal Golf Course overlooks the Firth of Clyde and the town of Dunnoon.The Course was re-designed in 1934 by the legendary Golfer and Architect James Braid who was also responsible for laying out Carnoustie and the Kings Course, Gleneagles.
His legacy to Cowal is a superb 18 hole 6251 yard (sss 70) course that exploits the wide variety of natural and typically scottish features to produce a challenging and enjoyable test of Golf.
Cowal is a friendly club which welcomes visitors all year round.
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 Elian's D.C. hostess tells CANF "They should not fear the facts. I, for one, embrace them,'' [Free Republic]
Sally Grooms Cowal, who was host to Elian and his father during their stay in Washington last year, organized the group to show that Cuban-Americans are not uniformly in favor of the embargo, she said.
Cowal said she sent a letter to the Cuban American National Foundation, a Miami-based exile group that staunchly opposes lifting the embargo, challenging its officials to open debates on America's policies toward Cuba.
Cowal served in various diplomatic posts from 1971 through 1994, including as ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago.
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 Anti-Cuban Embargo Group Begins Operations in Washington -- 04/02/2001
Cowal allowed 7-year-old Elian Gonzales, his father, and several Castro government officials to stay in her Washington home last year when the custody battle involving Elian was at its height.
According to the broadcast, Cowal said the lack of dialogue with Havana is undermining Washington's principle interests in the Caribbean, which are immigration and drug trafficking.
Cowal said she wrote the Cuban American National Foundation, proposing a series of joint forums to debate Cuba policy.
www.cnsnews.com /ViewNation.asp?Page=\ForeignBureaus\archive\200104\For20010402a.html   (0 words)

  
 Arca Foundation Backed (Smith Bagley) U.S. Anti-Embargo Group Disbands Over Cuba Actions
Grooms Cowal says she was inspired to form the Cuba Policy Foundation because of a report by the Council on Foreign Relations, which made arguments for lifting the embargo.
Finally Grooms Cowal gives herself away too easily, seemingly to be more interested in making a profit for Americans on the island rather then helping the actual Cuban people overcome their hardships.
Cowal is better known in Miami for arranging a place to house the father of Cuban boy Elián González during his stay in Washington.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/899249/posts   (0 words)

  
 Highland Highlights:
Colleen's career has been one of superb consistency, with a trophy cupboard packed with plaudits and now a win that sets a new standard of achievement in the record books, her success story keeps on rolling.
However her fourth victory at Cowal in four years was no easy task.
This latest triumph is just one of many in her glittering career, but Cowal also provides one of her best memories.
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 Cowal -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cowal is a (A large mass of land projecting into a body of water) peninsula of (A covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm) Argyll in the (Click link for more info and facts about Scottish Highlands) Scottish Highlands.
The northern part of Cowal is mostly the (A land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill) mountainous Argyll Forest Park.
Its only (A borough in Scotland) burgh is (Click link for more info and facts about Dunoon) Dunoon in the south east, from which (Click link for more info and facts about ferries) ferries sail to (Click link for more info and facts about Gourock) Gourock.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/cowal.htm   (0 words)

  
 Current Action - Global Response - Environmental Action & Education
To the Aboriginal traditional owners, the Wiradjuri, Lake Cowal and surrounding land is a sacred area, the “heartland” of their nation.
To environmentalists, birders and school children of New South Wales, Lake Cowal is precious habitat for native and migratory birds.
Of the 172 species of birds that rely on Lake Cowal, many are migratory species protected under Australia-Japan and Australia-China conservation agreements for migratory birds.
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 Cuba News / CNSNews - Cuba News / Noticias - CubaNet News
Cuban Policy Foundation President Sally Grooms Cowal, a former U.S. ambassador and member of the Nixon administration, led a delegation of congressmen to Cuba last week.
Cowal said the United States and the Castro government could have a good trading relationship if the embargo is lifted.
Accompanying Cowal were Democratic Congressmen William Delahunt and Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts, Vic Snyder of Arkansas, Bill Clay of Missouri, Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Hilda Solis of California.
www.cubanet.org /CNews/y02/jan02/09e7.htm   (0 words)

  
 What's At Stake: Protect Lake Cowal From Mining!
The Cowal Gold Project is also under attack because it would be situated in the sacred heartland of the Wiradjuri Nation, the largest Aboriginal nation in New South Wales and one of the largest in Australia.
Lake Cowal is home to endangered flora and fauna, including migratory bird species listed in the China-Australia Migratory Birds Agreement (CAMBA) and the Japan-Australia Migratory Birds Agreement (JAMBA).
The Cowal gold mine would consist of an open pit (one kilometer long, 825 meters wide, and 325 meters deep) and use the cyanide-leach gold extraction process.
actionnetwork.org /campaign/lake_cowal/explanation   (0 words)

  
 Stillaig prehistoric standing stones and alignment, Cowal
A walk of one kilometre brings you to the single stone, from where the large stone of the alignment is visible across the moor to the north-west.
This site is near the shore in a most attractive part of Cowal, with good views of Arran to the south and the hills of Kintyre and Knapdale to the west.
Thus from the single stone at Stillaig both the extreme northern setting positions of the sun and the moon can be observed, the position for the sun approximately indicated by the smooth face of the stone itself, and that for the moon indicated by the stones on the horizon.
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 Cowal Peninsula: Scotland - Milford Places
The name 'Cowal' is possibly derived from an ancient Norse word meaning 'fork of land' and the expression certainly describes the shape of the Peninsula.
Argyll, of which Cowal is a part, has a coastline longer than that of France, a fact which goes some way to describe its twists, turns and inlets.
The population of Cowal rose from a few hundred at the turn of the 19th Century to many thousands, which led to the establishment of a modern society.
www.milford.co.uk /scotland/places/cowal.html   (0 words)

  
 Family Origins in Cowal and Knapdale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Indeed, the meager details that have survived of the marriages of the members of the Cowal and Knapdale families fully bear out the impression of status which can be inferred from the extent of their lands.
The thirteenth-century families of Cowal and Knapdale then, while claiming descent from O'Neill stock, were certainly allied by marriage to two of the most powerful families in Gaelic Ireland, the O'Connors and the O'Donells.
In view of the Cowal and Knapdale associations the claim of MacNeil of Barra to be chief of all Clan Neill does not appear to be beyond question and the date given in Castle in the Sea for the arrival of the first MacNeil ancestor in Barra c.
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 Print Article: Wiradjuri group gives nod to Cowal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Barrick Gold is pushing ahead with the environmentally sensitive $275 million Lake Cowal gold project after reaching agreement with an Aboriginal group.
He said subject to the approval of Barrick's board in Toronto, and final permits, construction was expected to begin at Lake Cowal in the second half of 2003, with production planned from mid-2005.
Mr Garver said that when it started work at Cowal, Barrick would do so according to strong safeguards outlined in the project's environmental impact statement and development consent, as well as additional measures identified along the way.
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 Cowal Peninsula, Loch Long, Loch Fyne, Arrochar Alps, Rest and Be Thankful in Cowal, Argyll
The name "Cowal" is from the Gaelic "Comgall", one of the four chiefs of the ancient Argyll Kingdom of Dalriada from which modern Scotland was born.
For all its proximity to Glasgow, Cowal remains relatively unexplored.
Straddling Cowal and its neighbouring area of Helensburgh and Lomond, they take their name from Arrochar, the picturesque town at the head of Loch Long, tucked in below the gothic skyline of The Cobbler and a traditional base for climbers and hill walkers.
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 Isle of Bute and the Cowal Peninsula
Cowal is the domain of birds of prey and red deer, and many species may be spotted within the unspoilt Argyll Forest Park, part of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Bute and Cowal offers the ideal location for trekking and riding, and there are landscapes to suit riders of every level, from novices to the more experienced.
South west Cowal has many delightful shoreline roads and the Isle of Bute is a cyclist√Ęs paradise, being low lying with many quiet roads.
www.visitscottishheartlands.com /areas/bute/outdoors/index.cfm   (0 words)

  
 Lake Cowal Protest Camp Needs Urgent Support
Chappy is standing his ground at Lake Cowal as he believes it is his right to practice his religion.
Lake Cowal, and the area around it, is sacred to Traditional Wiradjuri people.
The Travelling Stock Route, where the camp is located near Lake Cowal 47 kms from West Wyalong, is also a public place that should not require a camping permit.
www.acr.net.au /~coastwatchers/newslakecowal.html   (0 words)

  
 Lake Cowal National Day of Action - 20 May 2004
Lake Cowal, New South Wales' largest inland lake, is an internationally significant wetland with more than 200 species of migratory birds and has been acknowledged by the National Parks and Wildlife Service as meeting the criteria for protection under the International Convention on Wetlands (the Ramsar Convention).
Lake Cowal is the sacred heartland of the people of the Wiradjuri Nation, who have connection to Lake Cowal dating back thousands of years.
The delicate ecosystem of the Lake Cowal/Wilbertroy Wetlands is under threat from the construction of the Cowal Gold Project which is a cyanide leach gold mine.
www.minesandcommunities.org /Action/press356.htm   (0 words)

  
 cowal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Further south, the village of Strachur with the famous Creggans Inn and a fine salmon river, is where a decision has to be taken, whether to carry on down the coast road through Otter Ferry round to Tighnabruich, a popular sailing area, or, down towards Dunoon.
Sitting on the Firth of Clyde to the south of Loch Long and Loch Goil, Dunoon is Cowal's capital and principal town.This busy town is ideally situated and equipped to be the base for touring and exploring this area of southern Argyll.
Further south from Dunoon you pass through the villages of Inellan and on to Toward and its 15th Century Castle with its turbulent history, where in 1646, 200 Lamont clansmen were massacred by the Campbells.
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 Eye - Swamp Baby go Hard Core - 10.17.96
Not to mention that the boys in Swamp Baby played in numerous other groups previous to their birth in 1987 - and Cowal was a part of the late '70s Toronto punk scene in his band The Sophisticatos.
They were given the lyrics by Michael Turner (author of the original book) and had 10 days to write the music for six songs as well as one original, "China White" (co-written by Cowal and producer Peter Moore), and arrange two covers (The Dead Boys' "Sonic Reducer" and The Ugly's "One Foot In The Gutter").
Cowal describes their new material as "smokin'." If the material they wrote for Hard Core Logo is any indication, then he's right.
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