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Google’s top searches for 2013 peer into society’s mindset | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Google’s top searches for 2013 peer into society’s mindset | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | alhafizworld | Scoop.it
Three of the world’s four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths of famous men.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google’s search engine this year.

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Three of the world’s four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths of famous men.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died earlier this month, occupied the top spot, followed by “Fast & Furious” movie star Paul Walker, who died in a Nov. 30 car crash. “Glee” TV series cast member Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose in July, ranked fourth in an annual retrospective released Tuesday.

The Boston Marathon bombings in April that killed three people ranked sixth.

The iPhone 5S, the latest upgrade in Apple’s most popular product line, finished third in Google’s rankings. A rival smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4, took the eighth spot. PlayStation 4, Sony Corp.’s newest video game console, held the ninth position.

The Top 10 was rounded out by the “Harlem Shake,” a song that inspired a procession of amusing dance videos, at No. 5; “royal baby” Prince George, the heir to England’s throne, at No. 7; and North Korea, whose saber-rattling has become a source of international tension, at No. 10.

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One Hour Translation Offers First Free Translation Service to Fair Trade Farmers - The Sacramento Bee

One Hour Translation Offers First Free Translation Service to Fair Trade Farmers - The Sacramento Bee | alhafizworld | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ --Published: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 - 5:12 am

NEW YORK, December 17, 2013 --/PRNewswire/ --

One Hour Translation, the web's leading professional translation service, announced today the launch of its global fair trade program, which will provide farmers across the globe with free translation services to help facilitate clear and direct communication with their customer base and partners. This initiative aims to support the estimated 500,000 small-scale farmers responsible for putting food on the plates and coffee in the cups of two billion people around the world today.

"As a company that stands behind fair trade practices, we strongly believe in supporting the farmers who feed people all over the world on a daily basis," said Yaron Kaufman, Co-Founder and CMO of One Hour Translation. "In a global marketplace, communication is essential to getting the right message to the right people, and fair trade farmers require enhanced communication services to bridge the language divide in order to promote their products and earn a living. One Hour Translation is proud to become part of the fair trade equation and to help alleviate some of the financial burden that contributes to the disenfranchisement of our farmers."

Joining the likes of Starbucks, Nestle, and Ben & Jerry's, One Hour Translation seeks to assist the independent fair trade movement - which benefits farmers in over 60 developing countries - by providing translation services at no cost to farmers across the globe. Through this free translation service, farmers can convey messages directly to their target markets, in their respective native languages, regarding what they are producing, how their products are grown, packaged and shipped, and why the products are beneficial to local communities and the environment. Additionally, providing free translation services helps to eliminate the costs associated with hiring outside sources to act as intermediaries and help boost overall awareness, revenue and keep the global farming infrastructure operational.


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/17/6007398/one-hour-translation-offers-first.html#storylink=cpy

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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 - 5:12 am

NEW YORK, December 17, 2013 --/PRNewswire/ --

One Hour Translation, the web's leading professional translation service, announced today the launch of its global fair trade program, which will provide farmers across the globe with free translation services to help facilitate clear and direct communication with their customer base and partners. This initiative aims to support the estimated 500,000 small-scale farmers responsible for putting food on the plates and coffee in the cups of two billion people around the world today.

"As a company that stands behind fair trade practices, we strongly believe in supporting the farmers who feed people all over the world on a daily basis," said Yaron Kaufman, Co-Founder and CMO of One Hour Translation. "In a global marketplace, communication is essential to getting the right message to the right people, and fair trade farmers require enhanced communication services to bridge the language divide in order to promote their products and earn a living. One Hour Translation is proud to become part of the fair trade equation and to help alleviate some of the financial burden that contributes to the disenfranchisement of our farmers."

Joining the likes of Starbucks, Nestle, and Ben & Jerry's, One Hour Translation seeks to assist the independent fair trade movement - which benefits farmers in over 60 developing countries - by providing translation services at no cost to farmers across the globe. Through this free translation service, farmers can convey messages directly to their target markets, in their respective native languages, regarding what they are producing, how their products are grown, packaged and shipped, and why the products are beneficial to local communities and the environment. Additionally, providing free translation services helps to eliminate the costs associated with hiring outside sources to act as intermediaries and help boost overall awareness, revenue and keep the global farming infrastructure operational.


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/17/6007398/one-hour-translation-offers-first.html#storylink=cpy
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Intellectual Property News Agency(AG-IP-News) | One Year Ahead of Schedule Patent Translate Now Offers 32 Languages - EPO

Intellectual Property News Agency(AG-IP-News) | One Year Ahead of Schedule Patent Translate Now Offers 32 Languages - EPO | alhafizworld | Scoop.it

MUNICH - The European Patent Office (EPO) today has added the final set of languages to its free machine translation service Patent Translate, one year ahead of schedule. The service now offers on-the-fly-translation of patent documents for all 28 official languages of the EPO's 38 member states, plus Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian. It is accessible on the EPO's free online patent database Espacenet and the European publication server.

“We are delighted to complete Patent Translate today to provide the world’s most comprehensive multilingual platform for patent information", said EPO President Benoît Battistelli. “Patent Translate breaks down the language barriers to patent information, not only helping patent offices, but giving inventors and businesses easier access to an enormous amount of information about the latest technologies, which is so crucial for their R&D efforts", he added. “Its early completion means that we can use the coming months to further improve the quality of the service in time for the planned introduction of the unitary patent in Europe."

With the addition of Korean, plus eight more official languages of member states - Albanian, Croatian, Estonian, Macedonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian and Turkish - Patent Translate now offers translations from and into English for 31 languages. The EPO has also added new language pairs for French and German, now making it possible to translate from and into French and German for 17 of those languages: Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian and Turkish. 

Launched in February 2012 and integrated into Espacenet and the European publication server, Patent Translate was set up to provide multilingual access to the EPO’s vast collection of patent documents. It is the result of co-operation between Google, the EPO, the national patent offices of the member states and other major patent offices worldwide, which supply patent data in their national languages to train and enhance the system. Languages have been added gradually, and its completion to cover all 28 official languages of the EPO's 38 member states, plus the most important Asian languages had originally been foreseen for the end of 2014. 


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MUNICH - The European Patent Office (EPO) today has added the final set of languages to its free machine translation service Patent Translate, one year ahead of schedule. The service now offers on-the-fly-translation of patent documents for all 28 official languages of the EPO's 38 member states, plus Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian. It is accessible on the EPO's free online patent database Espacenet and the European publication server.

“We are delighted to complete Patent Translate today to provide the world’s most comprehensive multilingual platform for patent information", said EPO President Benoît Battistelli. “Patent Translate breaks down the language barriers to patent information, not only helping patent offices, but giving inventors and businesses easier access to an enormous amount of information about the latest technologies, which is so crucial for their R&D efforts", he added. “Its early completion means that we can use the coming months to further improve the quality of the service in time for the planned introduction of the unitary patent in Europe."

With the addition of Korean, plus eight more official languages of member states - Albanian, Croatian, Estonian, Macedonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian and Turkish - Patent Translate now offers translations from and into English for 31 languages. The EPO has also added new language pairs for French and German, now making it possible to translate from and into French and German for 17 of those languages: Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian and Turkish. 

Launched in February 2012 and integrated into Espacenet and the European publication server, Patent Translate was set up to provide multilingual access to the EPO’s vast collection of patent documents. It is the result of co-operation between Google, the EPO, the national patent offices of the member states and other major patent offices worldwide, which supply patent data in their national languages to train and enhance the system. Languages have been added gradually, and its completion to cover all 28 official languages of the EPO's 38 member states, plus the most important Asian languages had originally been foreseen for the end of 2014. 

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New Book About Jane Austen

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Digital Journal is a digital media news network with thousands of Digital Journalists in 200 countries around the world. Join us!

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SAN DIEGO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- How to Speak Like Jane Austen and Live Like Elizabeth Bennet, A Pride and Prejudice Primer: Your Guide to Livelier Language and a Lovelier Lifestyle is a delightfully inventive interpretation of all things Pride and Prejudice. Translating the lively language of Jane Austen and the lovely lifestyle of Elizabeth Bennet into easy-to-embrace guidelines for 21st century living, How to Speak Like Jane Austen and Live Like Elizabeth Bennet makes it possible to talk like Jane and act like Elizabeth – anytime, anyplace.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131217/MN29330)

Honoring the 200th anniversary of the novel's 1813 publication, faithful followers of Pride and Prejudice now have a way to bring the timeless eloquence of Jane Austen and the inspired enlightenment of Elizabeth Bennet into their everyday lives.

Pride and Prejudice has enjoyed more than two centuries of unprecedented popularity – its most recent surge attributed to the wildly successful 1995 BBC/A&E production. As a result, contemporary interpretations of Austen's work abound in the popular culture of "Austenmania," yet not one focuses solely on Austen's best loved novel and its most admired heroine – until now! 

How to Speak Like Jane Austen and Live Like Elizabeth Bennet by Kaelyn Caldwell is available for $4.99 through all major e-book retailers. To read excerpts, please visit www.austenandbennet.com. To contact the author, please email Kaelyn Caldwell at kcaldwell@austenandbennet.com. 



Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1644895#ixzz2nmfCeHCQ

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Daughter On World Cafe - NPR (blog)

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World Cafe welcomes the U.K. trio Daughter to the studio for Wednesday's session.
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Another Google Inspired Platform Enters The Mainstream Data World

Another Google Inspired Platform Enters The Mainstream Data World | alhafizworld | Scoop.it
Amazon Web Services has added support for Impala, the Google inspired query tool developed by big data startup Cloudera. It provides real-time, parallel..
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Twitter / UberFacts: Baby tigers were ranked among ...

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Baby tigers were ranked among the top 10 cutest animals in the world. http://t.co/NSCsTKZEcx
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Councils prepare to allocate greenbelt land for development, study shows

Councils prepare to allocate greenbelt land for development, study shows | alhafizworld | Scoop.it
Research for National Trust reveals more than half of councils with greenbelt land likely to allocate some for development (RT @BathPresTrust: Green belt again @nationaltrust http://t.co/Dg0RK79O1k...
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Twitter / 1DUpdates_World: Harry playing the guitar topless! ...

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"@1DUpdates_World: Harry playing the guitar topless! http://t.co/nYfLiTxYdQ"
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Twitter / AmirulMcCormick: Some men, just want to watch ...

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Some men, just want to watch the world burn. http://t.co/m9O6o4cG1h
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Twitter / xmylu: Seems right to go with Brazil ...

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Seems right to go with Brazil bc World Cup . And maybe I can reunite with my boyfriend there. Aaaaaaaah ��⚽️�� http://t.co/tt0pzOPRQU
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Obama review panel: strip NSA of power to collect phone data records

Obama review panel: strip NSA of power to collect phone data records | alhafizworld | Scoop.it
• Government 'should be banned from undermining encryption' • Review proposes greater authority for spying on foreign leaders • Forty-six recommendations in 300-page report released early (RT @MrCritical2: Obama review panel: strip #NSA of power to...
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2014 FIFA World Cup: Group G is most exciting - Times of India

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FIFA's decision to hand out seedings on the basis of world rankings rather than reputation has been a subject of much controversy.
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Matt’s humour isn’t lost in translation

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T oday Blackpool, tomorrow the world. Ask the Chinese. As they say – a billion Chinese can’t be wrong.

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T oday Blackpool, tomorrow the world. Ask the Chinese. As they say – a billion Chinese can’t be wrong.

 

Our own Comedy Carpet has taken the magic carpet ride in vinyl print form from the British seaside to Shanghai on the coast of eastern China.

City slickers now study such northern comedic phrases as “knickers, knackers, knockers” and “she knows, you know” in Shanghai’s biggest ever design show, Aesthetics Today, until March.

Meantime, a new book commemorating the iconic carpet went on sale on Friday after a special launch event featuring Blackpool Council leader Simon Blackburn and the artist Gordon Young.

All of which delights a high ranking res

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#GALAXY11: The Beginning - YouTube

Get the full story: http://www.thegalaxy11.com Our best, our bravest, our team. The world's greatest football players have joined together to fight for Earth. (Citizens of Earth, get ready for the game of a lifetime.
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Fake Interpreter at Mandela Memorial Implicated in Brutal Murders

Fake Interpreter at Mandela Memorial Implicated in Brutal Murders | alhafizworld | Scoop.it
Media outlets around the world reported that the bogus “sign-language interpreter” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial participated in a brutal mob attack, complete with barbaric "necklacing." by Alex Newman...

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The latest stunning revelations about the fraudulent ANC translator, Thamsanqa Jantjie (shown), were confirmed internationally by the Associated Press on December 16 following days of deeply embarrassing reports. While the scandal was originally treated as more of an embarrassing gaffe, the recent exposure of Jantjie’s admitted violent history has sparked fresh questions and security concerns while shining the international media spotlight on the largely overlooked reality of South Africa today. An investigation into how it could have happened at such a high-profile event is ongoing.

The most recent twist in the saga also comes after reporters documented the fact that the bogus interpreter, who meaninglessly flapped his arms around on stage at Mandela’s memorial service, has worked at other high-profile ANC events. He claims to suffer from mental illness. Among other public appearances, Jantjie served as an “interpreter” at the infamous ANC centenary celebration last year, where South African President Jacob Zuma enthusiastically sang a song about his regime using machine guns to slaughter the white Afrikaner minority.

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Ethiopia: A lifeline to the world | Amnesty International

Ethiopia: A lifeline to the world | Amnesty International | alhafizworld | Scoop.it
In 2012, Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega was jailed for “terrorism” after giving speeches and writing articles criticizing the government and supporting free speech.
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Wrike Launches Enterprise Platform For Project Management And A ...

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The company has traditionally served the small business community but this release points to its additonal focus on the larger enterprise companies of the world. Wrike competes with the likes of Atlassian and Asana.
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As Software Eats The World, Non-Tech Corporations Are Eating ...

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Over the past year or two, non-tech corporations have begun to actually open their wallets to arm themselves with talent and technology that can..
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British teenager killed by avalanche while skiing on holiday in Austria

British teenager killed by avalanche while skiing on holiday in Austria | alhafizworld | Scoop.it
Boy, 16, was on skiing lesson in Lech am Arlberg with twin brother and father, who was seriously injured (RT @Stewchat: “@akkwildlife: @Stewchat I believe this is what happened Stew: http://t.co/SupJYUcLFC”;

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Australia's new ‘freedom commissioner’ should fight culture war on all fronts

Australia's new ‘freedom commissioner’ should fight culture war on all fronts | alhafizworld | Scoop.it
Freedom for whistleblowers, freedom of information and meaningful press freedom should be on Tim Wilson’s agenda (Australia's new ‘freedom commissioner’ should fight culture war on all fronts http://t.co/7MGnJrwN5g...
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A photo from @BTS_facts

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[PIC] 131108 V at Lotte World Concert (Cr: VMABOY) @bts_twt http://t.co/ZA0SEaAQ08 http://t.co/X2Z5dLjpXb http://t.co/0fHZvDsfGF
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Fighting spreads in South Sudan

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Fighting is spreading in parts of South Sudan, leaving hundreds of people dead, after a reported coup attempt at the weekend.
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Dennis Rodman in third N Korea visit

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Retired player Dennis Rodman heads to North Korea to train its basketball team, amid tensions after the execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle.
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Ronaldinho booted out of the Club World Cup! Casablanca players help ... - Daily Mail

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