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News about translation, interpreting, intercultural communication, terminology and lexicography - as it happens
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Why Professional Resume Writing Services Are So Important

Many of the job seekers are contented on writing their own resumes and cover letters but rarely do they notice that they are missing many small points while writing these important documents with t...!
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How many hours does it take to be fluent in English?

Immigrants are always being told to learn the language. But how long does it take to speak good English?!
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Google buys speech recognition patents

Google has acquired from the SR Tech Group a portfolio of U.S. patents and patent applications that includes several speech related patents.!
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It Is Wise Not to Change 100% Matches from Translation Memory | Velior's blog about translation and translation industry

Many translators are tempted to make unnecessary changes to 100% matches, without realizing that this is unpaid work that creates confusion, not value.!
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New language rules for temporary foreign workers include loophole

OTTAWA — It appears the federal government has included a language loophole for companies seeking to hire temporary foreign workers. After a B.C.!
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Iran Book News Agency (IBNA) - Imam Khomeini’s life being translated into other languages

Al-Shams Publishing Institute is working on translation of Imam Khomeini’s biography into various languages of the world.!
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Where writing takes center stage

ATTLEBORO - Ask most kids what their favorite summer camp activity is and they'll probably name a sport or performing art.!
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Vacancy: Interpreter (Russian), Nairobi


Department/ Office

United Nations Office at Nairobi

Duty Station


Posting Period

17 July 2013-15 September 2013

Job Opening number


United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organizational Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services. This post is located in the Interpretation Section of the Division of Conference Services (DCS), UNON.


Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Interpretation Section, the Interpreter will be responsible for the following duties:

Service up to seven meetings per week exceptionally eight, usually of no more than three hours duration, of various United Nations bodies.

Provide interpretation, as required of speeches or statements given in two other official languages.

May occasionally be assigned to sensitive meetings.

May function as team leader of all interpreters assigned to a given meeting.

May perform other related duties, as required.!
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Microsoft Is Teaching Kinect to Understand Sign Language [VIDEO]

Microsoft Research Asia says they have tested ways the Microsoft Kinect device could translate sign language and help individuals who are deaf communicate.!
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British Council ready to help hone English skills - The New Indian Express

The assessment of speaking and listening skills of students is to ensure that these skills are correspondingly acquired during the transaction of English language curriculum in classes. Sources said that CBSE has the responsibility of assessing scholastic, co-scholastic and achievement levels of students of more than 13,500 schools affiliated to it. There has been a longstanding view that  CBSE must focus on assessing speaking and listening skills for qualification and summative assessments as much as for formative assessment.

Industry sources said tenders have already been floated in this regard. However, British Council officials refused to divulge details.!
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Navajo 'Star Wars' Cast, Set for July 3 Premiere

A story about the casting and upcoming screening of the Navajo-language version of Star Wars, with comments from Radmilla Cody and Manuelito Wheeler!
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Language Wars: Should Spanish-Speaking Students Be Taught in English Only? | PBS NewsHour | July 18, 2013

Educators have struggled to improve students' reading proficiency in the mostly Latino school district of New Britain, Conn.!
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Google Cloud Print now available on Windows | ZDNet

Cloud Print Service and printer driver released by Google to allow Windows users to connect to cloud printers, but users still need Chrome!
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Google sets Internet record with 25 percent of U.S. traffic

In an average day, more than 60 percent of all Web-enabled devices exchange traffic with the tech giant's servers. That means Google is now bigger than Facebook, Netflix, and Twitter combined. Read this article by Dara Kerr on CNET News.!
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Tous surveillés : paranoïa ou réalité?

Un ingénieur en sécurité allemand trouve une faille dans nos cartes SIM : communications, échanges de SMS, localisation, rien n’est à l’abri des hackers. Plus de 750 millions d’utilisateurs seraient concernés !!
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Rugby laws in Afrikaans, Xhosa

The Laws of Rugby are now available in Afrikaans and Xhosa as part of an initiative by SARU to extend the understanding of the game.!
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Compound Words: Friends or Foes? Part II

In the previous blog post, we spoke about interesting little terms called compound words. These are formed by linking two words together to create new words.!
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