JULY 2020: Summer, Historic Events,Vaccines & Achievements

The summer season has officially started!The weather is nice, the BBQ action is back in full swing and the days are longer.  From the death of Alexander,the Great to the fall of the Bastille at the beginning of the French Revolution, the month of July highlights notable Historic events!

One of the most important days for the United States is Independence Day, which falls on July 4trh each year.  This day is a day that the U.S. honors its independence from England in 1776 and is designed as a great big celebration and party.   Unfortunately, with the pandemic, people have not been able to get together in large groups to celebrate, but celebrate they did with small gatherings of friends and  familyand watching fireworks, eating yummy foods and many went virtual through on-line streaming and web casts .

July is an important historical month for America.President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations.  In 1969,Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong took his first step onto the moon, stating “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” that will be forever be remembered.Finally, for very recent history, the U.S. the UK and France suspended the Extradition Treaty with Hong Kong Over Security Law,which gives China broad powers to crack down on political crimes in the territory.

On the Covid front, the U.S statistically is among the most infected countries in the world, but much recent progress has been made and things are going in a better direction.  There also seems to be more positive scientist news as findings are very promising over a new vaccine. In Oxford, in the U.S.and other places in the world such as Israel a vaccine appears to be in the horizon that appears to be safe and effusive and triggers an immune response producing antibodies and T-cells that can fight the COVID-19.Let us have faith and believe in the scientist’s progress to stop this Virus soon!

Birthdays of Well-known Individuals in July:

JULY1,1961: Diana, Princess of WALES: affectionately remembered as the Queen of Hearts, mother of Princes William and Harry.

JULY 4,1804:Nathaniel HAWTHORNE: Novelist and short-story writer born in Salem, Massachusetts. His works included The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables and The Blithedale Romance.

JULY 15, 1858:Emmeline Pankhurst: Manchester born suffragette who was imprisoned in her efforts to gain the vote for British women.

JULY 18, 1918: Nelson Mandela: was born the son of a Tembu tribal chieftain on July 18, 1918, in South Africa. He became a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1944, eventually becoming deputy national president in 1952. In 1964, he was convicted for sabotage because of his participation in the struggle against apartheid. He spent the next 28 years in jail but remained a symbol of hope to South Africa’s non-white majority. Released in 1990, he was elected was elected President of South Africa in 1994 in the first election in which all races participated.

JULY 22, 1899:Ernest HEMINGWAY: was born in Oak Park, Illinois. His works included The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) and The Old Man and the Sea (1952). Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1954, he wrote little afterward, became ill and shot himself to death on July 2, 1961.

JULY24, 1802:Alexandre Dumas: French playwright and novelist was born in Villers-Cotterless, France. His works included The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

JULY 30, 1818:Emily Brontë: Novelist, one of the three Bronte sisters, her only novel Wuthering Heights tells a tale of love and revenge set in the remote wilds of her native Yorkshire.

Some Interesting Translation, Interpreting, & Media Projects Completed in July

With the summer here and many restrictions lifted, the amount ofTranslation and Interpreting and has increased. For Example, we translated over 200,000 words for one of the world’s biggest nonprofits, in multiple languages, covering pandemic related training material, and other documents for public consumption.  For one of our medical clients, we translated information updates into11 languageson an expedited basis. We alsotranslated a 35,000 + word Insurance contract from EU French to English for a Fortune 100 Insurance company.

The Technology sector has been busy too, as we translated a 25,000+ word Tutorial into German, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish for a well-known Global technology leader. We alsotranslated 15,000+ words of Japanese to English for a technical survey report for one of the world’s biggest entertainment companies.

Among other projects, we have been translated multiple company policy documents into Spanish, French Canadian, and Brazilian Portuguese for a major Medical Device manufacturer and Translated Surveys and forms into Fula and French for one of the unites States oldest “Ivy league” universities.

Interpreting, VRI, On-Site & Telephonic for many projects.

In Mid-July, we provided French Simultaneous conference interpreting via Video Remote for a two-day conference on security issues.  We also provided on-site Certified Legal Russian interpreting, on multiple days, for an ongoing Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal case.

In addition, we supplied Spanish Video remote interpreting services for numerous religious services being held online due to the pandemic. We also completed a two-day training with Simultaneous French-Canadian interpreting regarding software in the automation industry.

We provided multiple Insurance companies with Phone interpreting and Video Remote interpreting in languages ranging from Thai to Spanish as the pandemic has forced more business to be conducted virtually.

We provided on-site Spanish interpreting for employee meetings at a major Las Vegas hotel.  Finally, as well, we provided ASL interpreting via remote and on-site for both medical and educational facilities.

Our Transcription Department has been involved with various activities.

We transcribed multiple criminal investigation audios for United States Government Law Enforcement Agencies in a myriad of languages.We alsosupplied interview transcriptions for a well know political research firmin Spanish and Simplified Chinese. We transcribed multiple Spanish audio files for a lawsuit for a Washington DC law firm to give you some examples.

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