The ongoing scandal in the UK relating to the outsourcing of court interpreting services to Applied Language Solutions/Capita (see this post) reached the Parliamentary select committee last week, which can watched online at: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=11582
The Justice Committee has launched a call for evidence as an online forum (kudos for being so up-to-date!) but it will close in two days, on 2 November 2012.
First of all, apologies to those of you who have already heard about this – I only just found out, thanks to Daily Tech. Now you may know that I’m an iPad fan (see this post about useful apps), so I just had to blog about this development in the battle over patents between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics.
I recently came across a very comprehensive glossary on treasury, risk and corporate finance, published on the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) website. ACT is based in the City of London, and is a professional body defining standards, promoting best practice, and supporting continuing professional development.
The glossary in monolingual (English only), but covers a wide range of terms, and is well cross-referenced. You can find it here: http://www.treasurers.org/glossary
If you work in the financial field, you might also be interested in this post about a forthcoming workshop in London, and this post about credit default swaps.
As a change from all the election fever going on at the moment, I thought you might enjoy this simple video presentation of the legislative process that has recently been placed online by the US Congress.
There are also eight short podcasts about related points, and transcripts are provided for both video and audio clips.
The well-known Monterey Institute of International Studies is offering a 5-day course, details of which can be found below. I’m sure that many of you will have heard of the eminent Holly Mikkelson. Monterey also runs translation courses regularly. My only regret for those of us outside the US is that they don’t run more courses that can be attended online.
Thanks to Ana’s Twitter feed, not to mention BBC World, I have this report to share with you – if you live in a part of the world that has escaped coverage of this incredible (true) story. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.
I feel sure that good writing is key for most readers, so I think you’ll enjoy this entertaining and informative guest post by Clare Lynch, chief business writing expert at Doris and Bertie, a communications agency that helps businesses write in a way that’s “clear, honest and to the point”. This post originally appeared on Good Copy, Bad Copy, a blog about business writing run by the agency. Clare is currently doing a Law degree in her spare time.