Christmas is approaching, with Christmas Eve 2 days away on the Sunday this year. Christmas Day celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth and has evolved into a time of year when families and friends get together, decorate their homes, enjoy a special meal and exchange gifts. Boxing Day is the day after Christmas Day and is usually a prime time for shopping thanks to Boxing Day sales. Also, at the end of December is Kwanzaa; a week long holiday honoring the culture and traditions of African people and their descendants worldwide. It begins on December 26 until January 1. To end the year is New Year’s Eve, a time to reflect and party.
Historical Tidbits in December
Some interesting historical tidbits that occurred in December are: on December 14 in 1799, 1st U.S. President George Washington died at Mount Vernon, Physicists led by Enrico Fermi carried out the world’s first successful nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago on December 2, 1942, December 5, 1955, marks the day the AFL-CIO was founded following the joining of two separate labor organizations; the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, after 20 years of rivalry and therefore becoming the leading advocate for trade unions in the U.S., North and South Korea signed a treaty of reconciliation and no-aggression which also formally ended the Korean War (although the fighting had ceased in 1953) on December 13, 1991 and on December 14 in 1995, a Bosnian peace treaty was signed in Paris by leaders of the former Yugoslavia, this treaty ended Europe’s worst conflict since WWI.
December Birthdays of Well-known Individuals
American lyricist Ira Gershwin was born on December 6, 1896, Johnny Bench; former professional baseball player celebrates his birthday on December 7, music legend Frank Sinatra’s birthday is on December 12, Dick Van Dyke was born on December 13, 1925, American-British industrialist Jean Paul Getty enjoyed his birthday on December 15, movie stars Samuel Jackson and Denzel Washington celebrate their birthdays on December 21 and December 28.
Interesting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in December
We recently completed an interpreting project for a great client of ours Louisiana State University. This project was for training purposes, 6 Turkish interpreters were required along with equipment including a fully encapsulated booth, portable headsets and receivers, transmitters and an on-site technician. AML-Global was able to provide outstanding interpreters, important technical support and the job went perfectly.
Throughout the month of December, we have been busy working on all our interpreting, translation, transcription and media projects. Including a translation job for Infraredx Inc. The project involved editing a previously translated document, with the necessary languages being Korean, Czech, Danish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Slovak and Swedish. This large translation editing project was delivered on time and flawlessly.
Another interesting translation project was completed for First Legal Investigations. The project consisted of translation numerous documents from English into French, Swedish, Catalan, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. In addition, documents also needed to be translated from French into English, Traditional Chinese into English and Simplified Chinese into English.
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