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How to translate hope into reality
Guardian Unlimited – Jun 14, 2004
All interpreters will be given specific documentation and terminology about particular sports. ” Sometimes personal assistants also act as interpreters such as the now infamous Rebecca Loos self-titled paramour of David Beckham. And at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Turkey an indefatigable Emine Fisek acted as a liaison officer primarily between the British delegation and the event’s organisers and backstage crew. “My main responsibility was to ensure that my delegation was always on time for rehearsals and that the backstage schedule and procedures – for makeup costumes and security – ran smoothly. “Security was very heavy and I had to do lots of translating making arrangements with drivers and security guards. ” Most guides at the Eurovision were students or young adults with careers in the media recruited by the Turkish broadcaster for two weeks. Fisek who is bi-lingual in English and Turkish with Turkish as her mother-tongue is now about to start her doctorate in theatre studies… “My main responsibility was to ensure that my delegation was always on time for rehearsals and that the backstage schedule and procedures – for makeup costumes and security – ran smoothly. “Security was very heavy and I had to do lots of translating making arrangements with drivers and security guards. ” Most guides at the Eurovision were students or young adults with careers in the media recruited by the Turkish broadcaster for two weeks. Fisek who is bi-lingual in English and Turkish with Turkish as her mother-tongue is now about to start her doctorate in theatre studies. Due to the increasingly difficult situations and foreign interventions happening around the world the military need for language experts is also becoming more acute by the day. The British armed forces train approximately 200 linguists annually at the Defence School of Languages in Beaconsfield. Their studies might equip them for roles such as military attaché overseas an appointment with special forces or intelligence operations.

BBC NEWS | England | South Yorkshire | News in brief
BBC News – Jun 13, 2004
Revived Bucks Fizz head for SheffieldPop group Bucks Fizz are reuniting to perform for the first time in 15 years for a 1980s revival tour which will include Sheffield Arena. Cheryl Baker Bobby Gee Mike Nolan and Shelley Preston – who replaced original member Jay Aston – will come together for the Here and Now tour in December. The band hit success after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with Making Your Mind Up. Other acts confirmed for the UK gigs include Belinda Carlisle Midge Ure and Nik Kershaw. Traffic calming measures discussedResidents in Denaby are being consulted about traffic-calming measures for their area. Council officers are to discuss with them proposals for a 20 mph zone. The zone would cover all residential streets within an area bounded by Doncaster Road Hill Top Road and Station Road.

Euro indifference
Kathimerini – Jun 14, 2004
The idea of a united Europe has fallen short of giving birth to a shared cultural product. This was to be expected as a technocratic managerial body could not substitute for the vitality of individuals and nations. Europe’s greatest assets are diversity and pluralism (needless to say the mostly Anglophone Eurovision song contest could hardly be regarded as a sample of the various ethnic cultures). The existence of a common European heritage is a given. It can be found in the ancient classical Greek civilization the tradition of the Roman Empire and in Christianity (whose fundamental role in shaping European civilization is not mentioned in Europe’s nascent constitution). But the most interesting aspect is the national manifestations of these basic ideological and cultural traits. Aside from its economic dimension the European Union is the only vehicle which could preserve and develop the ethnic particularities of its constituent parts.

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