Localization Forum at tcworld 2008

Call for Papers Deadline Approaching

For the third year in a row, GALA is cooperating with tekom to organize the Localization Forum for the 2008 tekom annual conference and trade fair (tcworld). This year’s conference will take place 5-7 November in Wiesbaden, Germany.

You are cordially invited to submit a presentation or workshop proposal for the Localization Forum. The program will cover high-level management, practical applications, and cultural, or regional issues in the field of translation and localization.

Deadline for submissions: 5 May 2008

About GALA

GALA is an international nonprofit association that promotes translation services, language technology, and language management solutions. The member companies worldwide include translation companies, localization service providers, globalization consultants, internationalization specialists, and technology developers. GALA companies share a commitment to quality, service, and innovation in helping clients reach global markets. GALA is cooperating with tekom as organizer of the tcworld Localization Forum.

About tekom

tekom is the largest professional association for technical communication and information development in Europe. Visit https://www.tekom.de/die-tekom/tagungen/.

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Ban Negativity

MOSCOW (AP) – The mayor of a Siberian oil town ordered his bureaucrats to stop using expressions such as “I don’t know” and “I can’t”, or look for another job. Alexander Kuzmin, the 33-year-old mayor of Megion, banned these and 25 other phrases as a way to make his administration more efficient. Saying “I don’t know” is the same as admitting you’re helpless. …Some of the other prohibited phrases are “What can we do?” “It’s not my job,” “It’s impossible,” “I’m having lunch,” “There is no money,” and “I was away/sick/on vacation”…

For the full report, see MSNBC news report.