"A human translator asks the very questions —What purpose is this text designed to serve? What aims are encoded in this language?— that a machine regards as entirely beside the point. The problem is thatalltexts have some purpose in mind, and what a good human translator does is pay attention to how the means serve the end — how the “style” exists in relationship to “the gist.” The oddity is that belief in the existence of an isolated “gist” often obscures the interests at the heart of translation."
"Use of the Spanish language has been growing steadily since the 16th
century, but has suddenly accelerated over the last century — in the
late 19th century, there were some 60 million Spanish speakers, and now,
there are nearly 600 million, making Spanish the world’s
fourth-most-spoken language (after Chinese, English, and Hindi). And
this growth looks set to continue into the 21st century."
Nutrition, mindset and physical exercise play a key role on our health, however, there are some other factors to consider.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, there are 12 Key Determinants of Health, Income is the first one, here are some universally known tips about MONEY:
Be grateful for what you have
Spend less than you earn and invest the difference
Save 10% of your income "automatically" (automatic debit from your bank account)
Become an investor rather than a consumer, avoid becoming a victim of consumerism
Be aware that "stuff" will not bring you happiness, experiences will
Be careful about small expenses such as coffee or eating out – they all add up
Keep detailed track of your expenses to be able to reduce them and save even more. Organization is essential for good financial planning
Understand the power of compounding
Know the interest you pay on credit cards, pay those with high interest first. Consolidate debt to lower interest vehicles such as credit lines.
Be aware of fees you pay (i.e. bank, insurance, etc.)
Research has proven that our income is directly related to the amount of time we watch TV, decrease TV time, read more
Invest in your education
Avoid complaining, "Change your expectations for appreciation"
Avoid using excuses, they make you weaker
Have clear, concrete and time sensitive financial goals
Note: Health tips were compiled by Lola Bendana. These tips are for educational purposes only and are in no way intended to diagnose, cure, or treat any health condition. It does not constitute medical advice or any other professional advice.Always consult with your physician first. Visit our weekly newsletter for more health tips
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"Showboating to the gallery‚ inaccurate translations and drunkenness are putting South Africa’s justice system in jeopardy."
"A study in Eastern Cape has highlighted the problem of unprofessional court interpreters‚ who are often inadequately trained. The research was conducted by an Eastern Cape advocate who looked at language policy and the use of court interpreters. He found that a lack of understanding of regional dialects often resulted in the wrong translation of local Xhosa expressions."
“A recent court decision that orders the federal Crown to pay the costs of a preliminary hearing for a defendant in a cocaine trafficking case because of language rights violations sends an important message about the importance of these rights.”
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