Selecting Trainee Conference Interpreters: A Preliminary Study
The increasing number of international organizations results in a growing need for competent translation and interpretation services. Problems in recruitment and training of such personnel gave rise to the study presented in this paper. Objective criteria for the selection of students to courses in interpreting techniques was (and is) needed. Objective tests to evaluate a student's ability to grasp rapidly and to convey the essential meaning of what is being said was the main purpose of this study. Several tests were developed to test trainees. Good performance on the tests was associated with a good showing on the oral interpreting examinations. The specific aim of the study was to evaluate objective tests which are intended to assess candidates' ability to grasp rapidly and convey the meaning of spoken discourse, with a view to improving the selection procedure for candidate trainee interpreters.
Publication Name: Journal of Occupational Psychology
Subject: Psychology and mental health
FIRST VINTAGE CAR MUSEUM PLANNED
India will soon have a vintage car museum. This will be set up by Pranlal Bhogilal. He owns a large fleet of vintage cars. The Rs100 crore museum will be in Ahmedabad. The museum will display popular models of olden days. It will also have shops selling souvenirs and restaurants. (gs) for development. In Mumbai, the fall in growth will be 10 percent. It has predicted a 15 percent fall both in the central business district of Nariman Point and the secondary districts of Bandra- Kurla and Andheri- Kurla. The fall is due to the shifting from these regions by foreign firms. In Delhi, capital values are predicted to drop by 10 percent and the rentals by about 5 percent. In Chennai, office values and rentals are expected to fall by about 5 percent. Bangalore is the worst affected city in India. The cap
Publication Name: Economic Times
Subject: Business, international
Faith in burgers
Sims Food was badly affected by fears about mad cow disease in the United Kingdom, which led to a drop in the company's stock price as well as losses. The finance director, Stepehn Collier, replaced Brian Ford as chief executive in 1996, and the company has disposed of some activities such as refrigeration, catering, meat exporting and retail red meat. Sims focuses on higher-margin activities such as sausages, turkey products and beefburgers, with Burger King among its clients.
Publication Name: Investors Chronicle