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Kingdom calls for aid to help Libya conflict victims

Saudi Gazette
Monday's meeting also reviewed a range of recent cultural, scientific and economic
activities in the Kingdom, including the announcement of the winners of the King
Abdullah Prize for Translation, now in its fourth year.
For more information, please visit:
www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.con&contentid=2011030895373




Conferences

 Deadline for the submission of abstracts for the Antwerp & Amsterdam
conference on ‘Translation and National Images’

Antwerp & Amsterdam, Netherlands (Lessius): We would like to remind you that the
deadline for the submission of abstracts for the Antwerp & Amsterdam conference on
‘Translation and National Images’ (16-18 Nov 2011) is approaching. The deadline for the
submission is 15 March 2011.
For more information, please visit:
www.lessius.eu/transimage


Effective Presentations with ELIA

               Stockholm, Sweden (ELIA): Eszter Avar brings her years of experience
               teaching and counselling the corporate world to help participants of her
               two-day workshop improve their presentation skills. Make the jump from
good to great. Register now for one of the 12 spots in this workshop.
For more information, please visit:
www.elia-association.org/index.php?id=ndstoc


Deadline for the tcworld Localization Forum call for papers

Rhein-Main-Hallen, Germany (Tcworld): We would like to remind you that the submission
deadline for the tcworld Localization Forum call for papers is coming up this Friday, 11
March. You are invited to submit an engaging proposal for a presentation, tutorial or
workshop. The program will cover management issues, quality assurance, standards,
tools and cultural or regional issues in the field of translation and localization.

For more information, please visit:

www.tekom.de/upload/2966/tekom_2011_tcworld_CFP_fin.pdf
Current events

 Women and media in the Maghreb: UNESCO launches new Facebook group and
logo

               Paris, France (UNESCO): On the occasion of International Women’s Day
               on 8 March, the UNESCO Office in Rabat launches its new Facebook
               group, Women and media in the Maghreb, and invites journalists, media
               organizations, journalism students and trainers, activists, civil society
               groups, governments and public institutions’ officials to join the group on
               Facebook.
For more information, please visit:
portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-
URL_ID=31277&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html


Berlitz Corporation Acquires Second Language Testing, Inc.

PR Newswire (press release)
SLTI develops tests of language proficiency and related skills, such as translation and
interpretation. "Test development is an extension of the services Berlitz provides to our
clients and is a key competency which adds value to our overall business ...
For more information, please visit:
www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/berlitz-corporation-acquires-second-language-
testing-inc-117516193.html


New Spanish Translation of Quran to Be Unveiled

ABNA.ir
An English translation of ?Dastan-e Rastan? and ?Imam Ali (AS) and Global Peace? will
also be reviewed at the forum. The two latter works have been translated by Saba Zahra
Naqavi and Ro'ya Khuyi and published by Ansariyan Publications and Mulla Sadra ...
For more information, please visit:
abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&id=230056


Former GMP interpreter: 'One wrong word could mean justice isn't done'

Manchester Evening News
But the 33-year-old Polish translator and interpreter, who lives in Eccles, Salford, said
she did not want to work for the force through ALS ? because of the agency's rates and
its use of non-registered interpreters. Ms Moczynska, a member of the ...
For more information, please visit:
menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1410081_former_gmp_interpreter_on
e_wrong_word_could_mean_justice_isnt_done


Representing Women - launch of new DCU research group

Dublin City University
             The Representing Women Project is a new interdisciplinary project bringing
the expertise of the Centre for International Studies, the Centre for Translation and
Textual Studies and the Centre for Society, Information and Media at Dublin City
University ...
For more information, please visit:
www.dcu.ie/news/2011/mar/s0311a.shtml


Interpreter services examined

Blacktown Sun
At last week's ordinary meeting, Cr Nick Tyrrell motioned that any need for translation
services required for a planned trip to Lioacheng in April or May should be put to tender.
He also asked whether it was likely the council's current interpreter, ...
For more information, please visit:
www.blacktownsun.com.au/news/local/news/general/interpreter-services-
examined/2096962.aspx


BA Insight's Longitude Software Receives Certificate of Networthiness (CoN ...

PR Newswire (press release)
NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Army Network Enterprise Technology
Command (NETCOM) announced that it has granted the US Army Defense Language
Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) a Certificate of Networthiness for its use of
BA ...BA Insight's Longitude Software Receives Certificate of Networthiness (CoN
...SunHerald.com (press release)
For more information, please visit:
www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ba-insights-longitude-software-receives-certificate-
of-networthiness-con-from-us-army-117511933.html




Interpreting

Baby's death doesn't guarantee more interpreter funds

Melbourne, Australia (ABC): Indigenous Affairs Minister Peter Collier says he cannot
promise funding for more Indigenous interpreters in regional Western Australia, despite
news a baby died in the Kimberley because of language barriers.
For more information, please visit:
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/08/3158141.htm?site=northwestwa&section=ne
ws&date=(none)


Saint Peter's Sixth Worldwide to Earn Fourth Magnet Redesignation

Nurse.com
The first of its kind in central New Jersey, nurses, physicians, dietitians, and
housekeeping staff were educated in medical translation using a standardized medical
interpreter curriculum. To qualify, participants were required to take a pretest that ...
For more information, please visit:
news.nurse.com/article/20110307/NJ02/103070015


Metaphrasis CEO Joins THE VOICE OF LOVE as Board Chair

PR-USA.net (press release)
Colón continued, "THE VOICE OF LOVE is going to be the first organization of its kind
that is going to ensure that these survivors are properly represented through the voice of
a qualified interpreter." The more than 100 volunteers currently associated ...
For more information, please visit:
pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=647011&Itemid=34


Deaf/Hard of Hearing day at Watson Stadium a

Coastal Carolina Official Athletic Site




            When using a sign-language interpreter, look directly at the deaf person NOT
the interpreter. It is important to maintain eye contact. Also, talk directly to the person
(`what would you like to eat?'), rather than to the interpreter. 4. ...
For more information, please visit:
www.goccusports.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/030711aaa.html




Languages

New York City film, video festival represents wide range of Native American ...

Tulsa Native American Times
... of tribal youth filmmakers plan to attend the festival, including Camille Manybeads
Tso, 15, a Navajo who wrote and directed a 20-minute short as a 13-year-old eighth-
grader, ?In the Footsteps of Yellow Woman,? which is all in her tribal language. ...
For more information, please visit:
nativetimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5030:new-york-city-
film-video-festival-represents-wide-range-of-native-american-film-
making&catid=44&Itemid=20


 Francophones unable to get documents in their own language from some Que.
firms

CanadianBusiness.com
Quebec's language law states that the official language of the province is French. Jean-
Francois Dube, a spokesman for the company, said Monday the company doesn't
translate its documents into Quebec's official language to save money. ...
For more information, please visit:
www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/headline_news/article.jsp?content=b6173476




Localization

enStratus Announces Japanese Localization and Support For New AWS Tokyo
Region

PR Web (press release)
enStratus? today announced that the enStratus Cloud Management Platform has been
localized in Japanese. The new Japanese enStratus solution is launching in conjunction
with the new Amazon Web Services Region in Tokyo which is now also supported by ...
For more information, please visit:
www.prweb.com/releases/2011/03/prweb5126904.htm




Market

 Mission Essential Personnel Appoints Vice Presidents For Language Operations
...

Benzinga
To better accomplish its expanding mission of serving the US Government, Mission
Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) has created two new vice president positions overseeing
new groups within the company. To better accomplish its expanding mission of serving
...
For more information, please visit:
www.benzinga.com/press-releases/11/03/p906143/mission-essential-personnel-
appoints-vice-presidents-for-language-opera


Police rip up contract with interpreter agency after claims it was hampering ...

Manchester Evening News
The force struck an exclusive deal with Applied Language Solutions (ALS) last August. It
meant ALS, which is run by Oldham businessman Gavin Wheeldon, would supply
interpreters to GMP when they were needed for interviews with suspects, ...
For more information, please visit:
menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1410082_police_rip_up_contract_with
_interpreter_agency_after_claims_it_was_hampering_investigations?all_comments=1


MediaMind selects AudioCodes's products for deployment of Microsoft Lync

Techzone360
Mar 07, 2011 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- AudioCodes, a provider of voice over IP
technologies and voice network products, has announced that MediaMind, a provider of
digital advertising solutions that optimize the use of media, creative and data for
...AudioCodes Debuts New Enterprise Mobile Productivity Suite with MobilityPLUSIEWY
News
For more information, please visit:
www.techzone360.com/news/2011/03/07/5358822.htm


SDL pays maiden dividend as profit rises

Reuters
LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - British translation software firm SDL (SDL.L) posted a
profit rise for 2010 and said it would pay a maiden dividend to reflect its confidence
going forward. SDL, which provides translation software and services for ...SDL FY10
Profit Rises - UpdateRTT NewsPositive momentum at SDLInvestors ChronicleSDL posts
maiden final dividendStock Market Wire
For more information, please visit:
www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/07/sdl-idUSLDE72312H20110307




Research

Dead man talking

Mid-Day




             Lange will conduct a lecture on anthropological and linguistic research on
Indian POWs from 1915-1918 on Monday, 6 pm at Max Mueller Bhavan. About the
recordings, she says, "The scientists were not interested in the personal lives of
prisoners, ...
For more information, please visit:
www.mid-day.com/specials/2011/mar/060311-german-pow-documentary-world-war-
1.htm




Sign language

Smart video phones are a sign of better days for deaf users

Sydney Morning Herald




            ''The take-up is certainly improving,'' said Tony Bennetts, the chief
information officer of the Australian Communications Exchange, which provides video
interpreters for the deaf. ''It hasn't been too significant, probably for one major reason -
a lot ...
For more information, please visit:
www.smh.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/smart-video-phones-are-a-sign-of-better-days-for-
deaf-users-20110307-1bl9r.html


Video phones bring interpreters to patients who are deaf, don't speak English

Pittsburgh Post Gazette




             What saved them a few months later was a five-paragraph Post-Gazette
story about a deaf couple suing a Bedford County hospital for not providing a sign
language interpreter while the husband was being treated for a heart attack. According
to the suit, ...
For more information, please visit:
www.post-gazette.com/pg/11067/1130381-28.stm


RSD, other special schools threatened by proposed budget

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"This really frightens me," he said through an interpreter for the deaf. On Wednesday,
Mowl and a handful of RSD students attended advocacy day in Albany, where they joined
about 150 educators, parents and students of other schools for the deaf, blind, ...
For more information, please visit:
www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20110307/NEWS01/103070325/-
1/rochesterarts/RSD-other-special-schools-threatened-by-proposed-
budget?odyssey=nav%7Chead




Technology

Voice bank

BBC News




            Concerned that his speech could be next, he went online and discovered a
speech synthesis programme called ModelTalker which allows him to record his speech
patterns. The driving force behind it is Mr Brewer's 13-month-old son, Stan. ...Father
'Saved' His Voice for Little Son in BoltonTopNews United StatesMan With Motor Neurone
Disease Records His Voice for SonMedIndiaTechnology is Still Serving It's BestFrench
Tribune
For more information, please visit:
www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-england-manchester-12651740
Parts of Brain Can Switch Functions

VAdvert Press Center (press release)
Now, a study from MIT neuroscientists shows that in individuals born blind, parts of the
visual cortex are recruited for language processing. The finding suggests that the visual
cortex can dramatically change its function ? from visual processing to ...
For more information, please visit:
www.vadvert.co.uk/science/10414-parts-of-brain-can-switch-functions.html


Positive momentum at SDL

Investors Chronicle
Time Weaver improved its capability in statistical machine translation or translation by
computer and Xopus brought in a product which allows non-technical authors to create
content, broadening the appeal of its products. Such acquisitions have helped ...
For more information, please visit:
www.investorschronicle.co.uk/Companies/ByEvent/Results/Analysis/article/20110307/48
43d184-48b7-11e0-8b71-00144f2af8e8/Positive-momentum-at-SDL.jsp




Terminology

Biomass Terminology Standard Revision offers new definitions.

ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)
March 7, 2011 - Standard ANSI/ASABE S593.1, Terminology and Definitions for Biomass
Production, Harvesting and Collection, Storage, Processing, Conversion and Utilization,
has been revised based on user feedback, government interest, and mandates ...
For more information, please visit:
news.thomasnet.com/companystory/Biomass-Terminology-Standard-Revision-offers-
new-definitions-592520


English-Spanish Unabridged Dictionary for iOS/Largest, with 950K Entries

prMac (press release)
The largest Spanish-English Polytechnic Translation Dictionary on the market, it contains
more than 950000 entries, 1600000 translations, and 2100000 synonyms. In addition,
more than 66000 color pictures help define key nouns and adjectives. ...
For more information, please visit:
prmac.com/release-id-22555.htm




Training
 Prospective Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Can Earn College Credit
...

PR Web (press release)




            Using the latest in e-learning technologies and developments, BridgeTEFL, a
Denver-based TESOL provider, released a new, interactive online TEFL (teaching English
as a foreign language) certification course this month. The BCELT, Bridge's certificate ...
For more information, please visit:
www.prweb.com/releases/BCELT/e-learning-tefl-course/prweb5055344.htm


 HBMeU to host pioneering e-Career Fair focusing on 'Innovative Ways to
Explore ...

AME Info
As part of its vision to create an integrated knowledge environment for individuals and
institutions and to stimulate innovation and creativity, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-
University (HBMeU), a leader in the field of e-Learning and quality management in the ...
For more information, please visit:
www.ameinfo.com/258490.html


Embrace E-learning in schools, Mwatela tells MPs

The Standard
Embracing e-learning in schools will boost quality of education across Kenyan schools, an
assistant Minister has said. Education Assistant Minister Calist Mwatela has called on
MP's to embrace e-learning in schools within their ...Kenya: Ministry May Donate Cash
for E-LearningAll Africa ICT
For more information, please visit:
m.standardmedia.co.ke/newsM.php?id=2000030634


E-learning medical courses made available

Virtual College
Since 2003, the e-learning provider has offered courses and programmes for medical
doctors and students wanting to learn in a quick and straightforward manner. Online
learners may wish to take any of these new programmes using the new iPad 2 - released
...
For more information, please visit:
www.virtual-college.co.uk/news/Elearning-medical-courses-made-available-
800445470.~




Translation

WhiteSmoke Launches the All-in-One Writing Solution, Combining the
WhiteSmoke ...

ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)




            Up until now, their main products were the WhiteSmoke Writer and the
WhiteSmoke Translator, two very different products on separate interfaces. The
WhiteSmoke Writer examines texts, corrects and offers suggestions for enhancements as
well as a Writing ...
For more information, please visit:
news.thomasnet.com/companystory/WhiteSmoke-Launches-the-All-in-One-Writing-
Solution-Combining-the-WhiteSmoke-Translator-and-Writer-Into-One-843548


Gov't cuts Ontario program for newcomer youth

canadianimmigrant.ca
The end of the popular and useful Settlement Workers in Schools program (SWIS) helps
bridge the gap between the community and youngsters and their family by providing
among other things translators and local resources through on-site agencies . ...
For more information, please visit:
canadianimmigrant.ca/newsandviews/article/8164


Two new major Bible translations to be released

kypost.com
The latest version contains a new translation of the Old Testament ? the first such new
translation in more than 40 years. The New Testament section had already been updated
in 1986 and will not be changed in the new edition. The translation effort ...Updated
Version of NIV - World's Most Popular Bible - Debuts in StoresPR Newswire (press
release)
For more information, please visit:
www.kypost.com/dpp/lifestyle/religion/Two-Bible-translations-to-be-released-


Absolute Interpreting and Translations Ltd says NO to the term ?Rarely Used ...

PRLog.Org (press release)




            We have been informed by a couple of the NHS Trusts that they were looking
for an Igbo, Susu, Mandingo (Mandinka) and Mongolian interpreter for over a month and
every translation agency/company they had approached in the UK were unable to
provide ...
For more information, please visit:
www.prlog.org/11357607-absolute-interpreting-and-translations-ltd-says-no-to-the-
term-rarely-used-languages.html


College students move Bible translation forward
Mission Network NEws (press release)




            Three young men from Corban University traveled to Kenya to improve
programs for Bible translation. (Wycliffe photo) Kenya (MNN) ? The current goal for
Wycliffe Bible Translators is often referred to as "Vision 2025," referring to the hope the
...
For more information, please visit:
www.mnnonline.org/article/15433


Translia Improves Amazon E-Reading Experience with Google Translate

PR Web (press release)
Translia, a 24/7 translation service, offers 98 languages for book translation that helps
improve reading of books in foreign languages. Three levels of translation combine the
expertise of 10000 human translators, who provide accurate translations at ...
For more information, please visit:
www.prweb.com/releases/2011/translation_company/prweb8184239.htm

				
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