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News: Marvel’s Black Panther Uses Real African Language

February 16, 2018 Comments

Actors in Marvel's newly released film, Black Panther, speak isiXhosa as a way to promote authenticity. IsiXhosa is a South African language known for its distinctive clicks. Wakanda, the African Kingdom where the movie is set, is mythical, but the language its inhabitants speak in parts of the film...

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Valentine's Day Traditions around the World

February 14, 2018 Comments

At the end of the 5th Century, Pope Gelasius declared February 14th St. Valentine's Day. But it wouldn't be until much later that the day resembled what is now known as our modern Valentine's Day....

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News: Facebook Mistranslates Métis as “Half-Breed”

January 31, 2018 Comments

In a recent Facebook post, Facebook's translation tool mistranslated the word Métis as "half-breed." Facebook fixed the mistake after the Manitoba Métis Federation complained that the translation was derogatory and unacceptable. ...

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GPI Project Manager Completes NYC Marathon

November 27, 2017 Comments

I ran my first two marathons in 2000 and 2001 in Portland, Oregon. During the second marathon, I injured my knee, which resulted in an ACL surgery. However, I always hoped I would run another marathon one day. ...

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China: Culture and Tradition

November 16, 2017 Comments

China, officially known as the People's Republic of China, is one of the largest countries in the world. In 1949, the Communist Party of China established the People's Republic of China in Beijing, while the Republic of China went to Taiwan after the Chinese Civil War. ...

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Doing Business in Norway

November 09, 2017 Comments

Doing business in Norway requires a thorough understanding of the country's culture, laws, economy and language, which I will discuss in this blog. ...

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