As 2016 begins, the DHL Express network will experience a major expansion at its hub located at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). This expansion will be completed in late 2016. The expansion includes adding more gates to accommodate additional aircraft, more warehouse space and new equipment to provide extra capacity for sorting shipments and loading planes. DHL service center at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago will also be expanded into a gateway, opening in October, improving connectivity to Europe and Asia.
In the Asia Pacific region, Singapore will open a DHL hub in the first quarter of 2016 with a fully automated package sorting system. In Japan, a fourth Tokyo gateway facility will open in the first quarter of 2016. The facility will offer Customs clearance and bonded warehousing services. In addition, it will house a service center that provides pickup and delivery services for customers.
In Europe, the DHL Leipzig Hub in Germany will see the implementation of a larger, more efficient sorting system in October. Sweden’s Gothenburg Gateway is being expanded and modernized in the first half of 2016. The facility will feature a new sorting system, which will increase processing capacity. In late 2016, the DHL Stockholm Gateway will receive a new sorting system and processing equipment, enabling speedier transit times.
The Middle East will gain a new air and road gateway, plus a service center at the Jeddah Gateway in Saudi Arabia in 2016.In Sub-Saharan Africa this year, the Kigali Gateway in Rwanda will open a new facility. In addition, gateways in Kenya, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola will be refurbished and expanded.
Millions of people being relocated from cities, fewer jobs, greater centralization, and more movie blockbusters are just some predictions for the year.
In debates about whether growth is a percentage point up or down, we too often lose sight of the absolute scale of China’s economy. No matter what rate the country grows at in 2016, its share of the global economy, and of many specific sectors, will be larger than ever. My snapshot of China in 2016? An increasingly diverse, volatile, $11 trillion economy whose performance is becoming more and more difficult to describe as one dimensional.
The reality is that China’s economy is today made up of multiple subeconomies, each more than a trillion dollars in size. Some are booming, some declining. Some are globally competitive, others fit for the scrap heap. How you feel about China depends more than ever on the parts of the economy where you compete. In 2015, selling kit to movie theaters has been great business, selling kit to steel mills less so. In your China, are you dealing with a tiger or a tortoise? Your performance in 2016 will depend on knowing the answer to this question and shaping your plans accordingly.
Many well-established secular trends in China will continue in 2016. The service economy’s expansion is perhaps most prominent among them. In this piece, as usual, I won’t spend much time on the most familiar things. Instead, I will highlight what I believe will become the more important and more visible trends in 2016, either because they are now accelerating to scale or a discontinuity may become a tipping point. (For a quick summary, see sidebar, “The China Orr-acle: Gordon’s predictions for 2016.”) I hope you find my ideas valuable.
- The 13th five-year plan—few surprises
- Fewer jobs, flatter incomes—and, potentially, less confidence
- The maturing of investing: More options for Chinese investors and foreign investment managers
- Manufacturing in China is changing, not disappearing
- Agricultural imports are rising and rising
- More centralization
- Moving people at scale—the middle class, not peasants
- Movies in China: $$$
- China continues to go global, with the United Kingdom as a new focal point
- Big business would embrace soccer in China
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A natural complement to signature Middlebury programs such as the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Language Schools, and the equally-renowned translation and interpretation degree programs at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference aims to strengthen the visibility and access to high quality literary translations in the United States and to acknowledge that translators require the same training and skills as creative writers.
Following the success of the inaugural session in 2015, this year’s session is likely to fill quickly. We want to make sure you have the chance to submit an application should you wish to do so. Whether you’re an experienced translator looking for feedback on a new project or a beginner looking for ways to approach literary translation, the dynamic community and intimate setting of Bread Loaf are sure to inspire you.
The conference will incorporate the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model of small, focused, genre-based workshops coupled with lectures and classes focusing on the art of literary translation. Workshops will be limited to ten participants so that each manuscript will receive individual attention and careful critique. All participants will also meet individually with their workshop leader to amplify and refine what was said in the workshop itself.
This dynamic and focused week-long conference of workshops, classes, lectures, and readings is designed for both beginning and experienced literary translators, including:
- translators who want to improve their craft
- foreign language students who want to acquire skills in the art of translation
- teachers who want to bring the practice of literary translation into their classrooms
- writers who want to continue the age-old practice of assuming literary craft via translation and imitation
- anyone who would like to participate in the growing community of literary translators.
Acclaimed and award-winning translators Esther Allen, Geoffrey Brock, Karen Emmerich, Jennifer Grotz, and David Hinton will constitute the faculty during this second annual session. In addition to their literary accomplishments, each faculty member has been specifically chosen for his or her skill at guiding developing translators in a given genre.
APPLICATION & ACCEPTANCE
Applications to the conference will be accepted between November 1 and March 15. Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified whether they have been admitted approximately four to six weeks after they apply. With rolling admissions, those who apply early increase their chances of acceptance; therefore, we encourage you to apply early.
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NOTE: Financial aid is available.
There is a $15 application fee.
Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference
Middlebury, VT 05753