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Punjabi is 4th most spoken language in Canada: Report

The Times of India 19 Aug 2022
The report noted that while the Canadian population increased by 5.2% during this period, driven mainly by immigration, the number of Canadians who mostly spoke a South Asian language at home grew faster, "particularly speakers of (+129% to 35,000 people), (+66% to ...

Punjabi 4th most spoken language in Canada; sees 49% jump in 5 years

The Times of India 19 Aug 2022
The report pointed out that while the Canadian population rose 5.2% during this period, driven mainly by immigration, the number of Canadians who predominantly spoke a South Asian language at home grew faster, "particularly speakers of ...

Is America about to hand the world's most notorious arms dealer over to Russia? As ...

The Daily Mail 19 Aug 2022
A car mechanic’s son who desperately wanted to see the world beyond his Central Asian home, he is fiercely intelligent and has a gift for picking up languages (he partly learned English by listening to Abba records) ... He later studied at the Military Institute of Foreign Languages in Moscow, which experts say was a ‘breeding ground’ for Soviet spies.

Windsor sees rise in South Asian languages as first spoken language, StatsCan

CBC 18 Aug 2022
Newly-released census results show that more Canadians than ever have a first language other than English or French. One in four Canadians, or nine million people, has a mother tongue other than English or French ... .

More African Americans purchasing firearms

China Daily 18 Aug 2022
For Asian American men and women, that figure was more than 76.5 percent and 82 percent, respectively ... The Asian Pacific American Gun Owners Association, formed last March during a surge in anti-Asian hate crimes, publishes educational materials on gun safety and use, in several Asian languages.

LGBTQ advocates say the government is missing communities of color in its monkeypox response

Politico 18 Aug 2022
Health Care LGBTQ advocates say the government is missing communities of color in its monkeypox response ... Joe Raedle/Getty Images. By Megan Messerly and Krista Mahr ... Link Copied ... ... You need an African American young man talking about this, a Latino man, an Asian American gay man talking about this in the language we use, through the channels we use.”.

Asian language speakers growing in B.C., latest census data shows

CBC 17 Aug 2022
The latest 2021 census data released on Wednesday shows that 31 per cent of British Columbians are native speakers of languages that are not Indigenous, English or French, a four per cent increase from five years ago ... .

Census data shows linguistic diversity on the rise in Canada

Castanet 17 Aug 2022
Statistics Canada noted a large increase in the growth of the number of Canadians who predominantly speak South Asian languages such as Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi or Malayalam since the last census in 2016, a rise which was fuelled by immigration.

The Times Daily Quiz: Wednesday August 17, 2022

The Times/The Sunday Times 17 Aug 2022
3 Which Asian currency is represented by the code INR?. 4 The Domesday Book was scripted in the medieval form of which language? ... .

SyncWords Complements Its Machine Translations With Human and AI Capabilities

Victoria Advocate 16 Aug 2022
Mastering the world of automatic translations, SyncWords is currently working on adding a host of European and Asian languages to both its human part of translation services and AI voice-over capabilities, susceptible to different regional pronunciation inflections ... 100 languages.

The 'soap opera' of Pedro Paterno

The Manila Times 16 Aug 2022
PERSONALLY, I can appreciate poetry but prefer reading long works in prose. But there was a time when everything was actually either recited in poetry or sung ... Costumbres Filipinas, was published in 1895 ... Adam Lifshey of Georgetown University recognizes Ninay as "the first or inaugural Asian novel written in the Spanish language a landmark text." .. ....

Mistaken identity—what is Filipino?

Manila Bulletin 15 Aug 2022
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE Dr. Raymund W. Lo. As a follow up to my previous column (Loco over local 8/9/22), I’ve been reflecting on what constitutes a national identity ... We seem to be more Western in attitude but conflicted due to our innate Asian-ness. Our language, though basically Malay, is infused with many Spanish words, often corrupted in common usage.

California has the most non-English speakers. Why do lawmakers have to translate at meetings?

Finger Lakes Times 14 Aug 2022
At a subcommittee hearing last Wednesday Asian Americans were highlighted as one of the groups most affected by language access issues ... The remaining 66% speak a language other than English ... Lee said language access was identified as the most urgent issue in a recent Asian Americans Advancing Justice California survey of 57 community organizations.

How Qantas Airlines CEO can help Utah businesses | Opinion

Deseret News 14 Aug 2022
What makes Menadue’s Asian-oriented career relevant to Utah is what he did to boost Asian language skills at Qantas. He sponsored university scholarships for Australians to study Asian languages ... to an Asian country, study the local language and spend time with local families.

No ‘concrete details’ yet on possible teaching of ASEAN languages in schools: DepEd

Manila Bulletin 13 Aug 2022
The Department of Education (DepEd) clarified that there are no “concrete details” yet on the possible teaching of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) languages in Philippine schools ... “While the Philippines has been sending English-language teachers to our Southeast ...

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