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Global issues are the biggest challenge for the G20 leaders…

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Global issues are the biggest challenge for the G20 leaders…

But not in the way the protesters in London might have you think… Unfortunately, although the modern economy is very much global, there are still those with a quite astounding lack of geographical knowledge of our global village, as seen in this video clip that’s been doing the rounds on YouTube for a long time [&hellip

Guest post: Lost in Romance – translating language differences to the wider world

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Guest post: Lost in Romance – translating language differences to the wider world

optical communicationIn a first for this blog, I’m publishing a guest post written by Paul Sawers of translation company Lingo24. Paul talks about the joys of the Romance language family and Lingo24’s experience of working with them, in particular the importance of localisation and explaining the finer points of these languages to uninitiated clients. I [&hellip

We’re all tweeting nuts

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We’re all tweeting nuts

Traditional media in the UK seem to be working themselves up into a frenzy over social media websites lately, and Twitter in particular. It’s almost like they just realised that the internet exists beyond Web 1.0. Disappointingly, almost without exception they woefully misunderstand Twitter even more than other social media tools, which they more or [&hellip

Should we give ‘la jeune maman’ a break?

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Should we give ‘la jeune maman’ a break?

…Or not, as the case may be, given French justice minister Rachida Dati’s recent decision to take an incredibly short maternity leave. A debate is currently raging across the British media concerning this news story, and the wider issue of new mums of all ages and social statuses who for whatever reason decide to return [&hellip

Amazon launches literature in translation store

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Amazon launches literature in translation store

Last week Amazon.co.uk launched its new ‘literature in translation’ store. It’s very difficult to find the store when browsing through Amazon’s website, but here’s a direct link to it: http://tinyurl.com/5kbue3 This is the blurb from the site: Welcome to our ???? ??? ????Literature in Translation store. Browse here for great deals on top fiction from [&hellip

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