Groundhog Day is an annual popular tradition celebration in the U.S. and Canada on February 2. It is centered on the idea of the Groundhog coming out of its home to predict the weather. Certain states/towns have adopted their own groundhogs for example Punxsutawney Phil, and on Groundhog Day locals, visitors and news reporters meet to await the groundhogs appearance. Also, in February is Valentine’s Day which falls on February 14 every year. This day is designed to celebrate romantic love between spouses, many people give cards, letters, flowers and gifts.
Historical Tidbits in February
Some interesting historical tidbits in February are: the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing the right to citizens to vote regardless of race color or previous condition of servitude on February 3, 1870, on February 1 in 1960, four African American students sat down and ordered coffee at a lunch counter in a Woolworths store in Greensboro, North Carolina, they were refused service but did not leave, and organized a sit-ins, this spread to other Southern states, on February 2, 1848, the war between the U.S. and Mexico ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and on February 8 in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded by William Boyce in Washington D.C.
February Birthdays of Well-known Individuals
Gone with the Wind actor Clark Gable was born on February 1in 1901, Michael Sheen celebrates his birthday on February 5, considered the greatest baseball player of all time George Herman ‘Babe Ruth’ was born on February 6, 1895, former President Ronald Reagan celebrated his birthday on February 6, Jennifer Aniston’s birthday is on February 11, actor James Dean was born on February 8 in 1931, Sonny Bono of ‘Sonny and Cher’ enjoyed his birthday on February 16, Yoko Ono was born on February 18, 1933 and supermodel Cindy Crawford celebrates her birthday on February 20… Happy birthday to all of you who celebrate your birthday in February! At American Language Services, we have been celebrating the success of our interpreting, translation, transcription and media projects.
Interesting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in February
We recently completed an interpreting job for Pixel Corps; an internet broadcasting company based in Northern California. The project involved a meeting over 2 days, where French, German, Portuguese and Dutch interpreters were required.’ American Language Services were able to provide excellent professional interpreters and the project went smoothly and the job was well done. In addition, we have provided Pixel Corps with interpreters before in other languages including Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian and Polish.
Another interesting interpreting project completed in the beginning of February was for The Obama Foundation. The foundation is non-profit organization based in Chicago, their mission is to inspire and empower people to change their world by equipping them with the necessary skills and tools they need. The foundation oversees the Barack Obama Presidential Center, runs the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and offers scholarships to the University of Chicago. For the foundation meeting, several American Sign Language interpreters were needed, with our amazing interpreters the meeting was a complete success and went very well.
Many translation projects were finalized at the start of February including a project for the Torrance Police Department. The Torrance P.D. needed several documents translated from English into Korean, Japanese and Spanish. The documents were needed on an expedited basis and American Language Services was able to turn the project around quickly and perfectly.
Some documents require Desk-Top Publishing (DTP), this executes formatting and the layout of translated documents along with specific fonts and images created into various software programs. DTP constructs the document to be a mirror image of the original. The client must send the original file they were created in. InDesign and Illustrator files are the most popular today. For the client; this means it’s less money and less time consuming than recreating things from scratch. The DTP programs must contain fonts, images, created for the original source.
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