Entries by Star Translation

ASLIB: Translating and the Computer 30

ASLIB: Translating and the Computer 30 The next ASLIB conference will take place at Camden Lock in London from 27th to 28th of November 2008. The longest running conference series in the world dealing with translation automation holds its 30th anniversary session this year. Topics include the wikifization of translation and crowdsourcing, the African Network […]

Irish Placename Website Launched

www.logainm.ie  the placename reference site was officially launched by Éamon Ó Cuív T.D, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. If you need to find the correct placename translation in Irish then check out www.logainm.ie.  This new public website provides the official Irish language names of almost 100,000 towns and streets throughout the country.

Piraha Tribe: New Language, No Numbers

New Language, No Numbers The Pirahã tribe in Brazil speak a language which contains no reference to numbers. When speaking about quantities, they refer to some, more or less, just as we speak about uncountables in the English language. The language is spoken by approximately 300 people in north-west Brazil, and was discovered as part […]

Translation Technology Courses

Translation Technology courses, Imperial College London The Department of Humanities at Imperial College London has offered several one-day translation technology courses in a variety of areas since 2003. The courses, which range from terminology management to translation memory systems, are aimed at translators and other language professionals. All courses are taught by knowledgeable trainers who […]

World Time Clock

World Time Clock with HTML5 What time is it now? Click on any location around the world to get its current time. World Time Clock If your are doing business worldwide, you might also want to check out our timezone information. The STAR Team

Equality ruling impacts contracts translation requirements

Equality Ruling on Goode Concrete Through an equality ruling on the 20th of May 2008, a labour court ruling has potentially far-reaching implications for employers of foreign workers in Ireland today. Goode Concrete based in Dublin, Ireland was ordered by the Equality Tribunal to pay 290K to 58 members of staff based on the fact […]

UK: 800,000 Children English not first Language

Union Jack flag / Stock photo English not first language for 800K in UK Official reports in the UK show that more than 800,000 schoolchildren do not speak English as their first language. According to figures published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families in May, some 14.4pc of children aged between 5 and 11 years of […]

UK Police spend £2,700 an hour on translators

£2,700 an hour on translators A recent poll conducted by the Conservative Party in the UK revealed that the UK police forces spent almost £2,700 an hour on translators in 2007. This was spent on translation and interpreting between witnesses and suspects. A total bill of £24 million for translation in 2006/07 was returned. This […]

Employment Equality Act 1998, 2004

The Employment Equality Act 1998, 2004 sets out the legal entitlements for fair treatment to all workers in Ireland. The Employment Equality Act 1998 came into force on the 18th of October 1999, and was amended on the 25th October 2004 to the Equality Act 2004 The Employment Equality Acts 1998 and 2004 deal with […]

European Health Insurance Card

Travelling in Europe? You should apply for your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This is an important card to protect you when travelling abroad. It’s free and takes just under 10 days to arrive to your home address. Irish citizens can apply online through the HSE The STAR Team