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January 2012

NCTA

2011 NCTA LUNCH

BY AFAF STEIERT There is a strong connection between language and cuisine; both lead to understanding each other’s cultures. In the Bay Area we can consider ourselves lucky to have such diversity in restaurants, allowing us to sample the world’s fine…

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Interpretation, NCTA

AS IF THEY WERE SPEAKING ENGLISH

In a room full of interpreters, already accustomed to work that many would find unnerving, two veterans highlight the greatest challenges and outline the rules to overcome them. BY ANA BAYAT KING According to Toastmaster’s International, a majority of the population…

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NCTA

ON ETHICS AND THE GENERAL MEETING

A first time attendee reflects on our collective, the assimilation of knowledge, and the benefits thereof. BY NOEMI GONZALEZ On December 10, 2011, I attended my first General Meeting of NCTA. I left the conference a few hours and several discussions later…

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Perspective

THE MALAWI CHALLENGE

Conquering mountains both literal and figurative: efforts to effect positive change become a most rewarding adventure. BY CLAIRE SCAMMEL After four very busy months of fundraising and a long flight via Ethiopia,  we touched down in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city….

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