Hanukkah is an 8 day Jewish observance, and is a time to remember the Jewish people’s struggle for religious freedom. This year Hanukkah begins on December 12 and ends on December 20. It is usually marked by Jewish families in the U.S. with a special meal including traditional Jewish dishes such as Rugelach, which is a pastry that has different fillings. Also, in December is Wright Brothers Day celebrated on December 17 every year. This day commemorates the historic flight made by brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17 in 1903.
Historical Tidbits in December
Some interesting historical tidbits that occurred in December are: on December 5 in 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died a pauper at age 35 in Vienna, Austria, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of France by Pope Pius VII in Paris on December 2, 1804, President James Monroe introduced his ‘Monroe Doctrine’ during his annual message to Congress, prohibiting any further colonization of the American continents by any European powers on December 2, 1823, on December 7 in 1941, nearly 3,000 Americans were killed at a U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after a Japanese aircraft raid, and on December 1 in 1988, Benazir Bhutto was nominated to become Prime Minister of Pakistan, and the first woman to govern a Muslim nation.
December Birthdays of Well-known Individuals
American entrepreneur and pioneer of the American animation industry Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, pop artist Britney Spears celebrates her birthday on December 2, December 4 is the birthday of supermodel Tyra Banks, December 9 is the birthday of American comedian Redd Foxx, American actor Kirk Douglas and English actress Dame Judi Dench, businessman Harvey Firestone enjoyed his birthday on December 20 and Sir Isaac Newton; English physicist and mathematician was born on Christmas Day December 25 in 1642 (Old Style Calendar)… Happy birthday to all of you who celebrate your birthday in December! At American Language Services, we have been celebrating the recent success of our projects.
Interesting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in December
We recently completed an interpreting project for Segid SA; a company in France who recruits and hires out industrial cleaners. The project was a 3-day conference held in San Francisco, and required French interpreters, as well as equipment including sound reduction booths, portable headsets and receivers and on-site technicians. With brilliant interpreters and the right team in place, this job was a success.
Among the many translation projects completed this month, we finalized a project for Dynex Technologies; a manufacturer of products to meet the changing laboratory needs such as workstations, instruments and accessories. The document was an inserter manual for an important piece of technology and had to be translated from English into Spanish, French, German, Czech, Russian and Japanese. Our amazing translators were able to turn this around quickly, and the job went well.
Exciting Transcription and Sub-Titling Projects
At the start of December, we completed 2 transcription projects for Spot Welders. The first project consisted of transcribing and subtitling a 4 hour footage file from Brazilian-European audio into English text. This was turned around quickly and flawlessly on an expedited basis. The second project involved subtitling and transcribing from Italian audio into English text for a 3 and a half hour premiere file. Also, the client requested subtitling from Sicilian to English. American Language Services were able to transcribe and subtitle both documents very quickly and accurately.
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