March 2021

March is the month in which flowers blossom and the chilly air slowly disappears making room for the wonderful spring season. A festivity that is noteworthy is on March 8 and is known as International Women’s day. This festivity was created after a tragedy happened in 1911 in a garment factory in New York City, when during a workday a fire erupted and 123 women were tragically killed. This day became recognized worldwide and we all celebrate the leadership, the strength and the courage of women around the world. We would like to celebrate all the women that work with us and the woman who contribute so much to the world! Also, in March, Saint Patrick’s Day, which was named after the foremost patron saint of Ireland. This festivity was brought by the Irish immigrants that moved to the states at the early of 1800 and became part of the American culture through the years. This day is one where many people often wear green clothes, drink green beer and in general people use this as an excuse to get together and celebrate.

March is also full of important events such the discovery of the Uranus planet, the first planet ever to be discovered. In 1857, the invention of the first elevator to transport people was made. Almost a decade later in 1973, the first cell phone in history was invented and it was destined to become an integral part of our daily life, today we can’t imagine our lives without it.

In regard to objects of our daily lives, in March, Swatch watches were first launched and shortly became leader of the casual wristwatch market. Another Brand that was launched in March is Barbie that first appeared in the American shops in 1959. Also, Rolls Royce decided to launch its cars in March and as the previous brands they had a huge success in the luxury car field sector. The famous newspaper, Time, also decided to release the first copy of the magazine in March and nowadays is one off the most well-known newspapers of the world. March was also the month that the modern stock market was founded in March 1817 in New York City.

Birthdays of Well-known Individuals in March:

MARCH 3, 1847: ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL: Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Bell and his father were involved in teaching deaf persons to speak. Bell developed an interest in the vibrating membrane as a method of electrically transmitting sounds. His very first sentence spoken on the newly invented telephone on March 10, 1876, was to his assistant, “Mister Watson, come here, I want you.”

MARCH 6, 1475: MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI:  Renaissance genius Michelangelo (1475-1564) was born in Caprese, Italy. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, poet and visionary best known for his fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and his sculptures David and The Pieta. The Sistine chapel remains still one of the greatest art masterpieces that our world has to offer and thousands of tourists travel every day to see this piece of art.

MARCH 9, 1934: YURI GAGARIN: On April 12, 1961, the Russian astronaut became the first human in space. His space flight caused a worldwide sensation and marked the beginning of the space race as the U.S. worked to catch up to the Russians and launch an American into space. President John F. Kennedy later asserted the U.S. would land a man on the moon before the end of the 1960’s and, of course, we did.

MARCH 20, 1957: SPIKE LEE, (aka Shelton Jackson):Lee changed the rules of Hollywood, offering us a new point of view in the movies. His work has continually explored race relations, racism, prejudice and colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and many other political issues. His long body of work is greatly respected and appreciated.

MARCH 30, VINCENT VAN GOGH: Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. His art not only had a great impact on the artists that decided to take him as a role-model but also on the global culture. His paintings are mentioned on movies, in songs and moreover and he still now a days remains an important referring point for the art lovers.

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

March has been a busy month for our company, we are glad to be able to provide our services despite the ongoing pandemic situation. The translation department worked for many different industries. For the medical industry we translated a series of Covid Communications, in Finish, Dutch and Italian. We also translated a user manual and Instructions for Use for a major medical device manufacturer into 14 languages. For a world-renowned pharmaceutical company, we translated a complex User Manual into Spanish, German and EU French. In regard to the legal field, we translated a 25,000+ word Greek document into English, for a top 50 US Law Firm and their large Aerospace client we translated 50,000+ words of legal documents into Simplified Chinese. Another example was that we completed was a translation of multiple brochures and booklets into Vietnamese, Korean, and Spanish for a national non-profit association focused on helping seniors avoid financial fraud.

The translation department has also been busy with high profile tasks such as providing transcription of 28 hours of English, French and Arabic audio for the United States Department of Justice. We also executing translation and dubbing services for a one-hour inspection training video in Spanish and EU & French Canadian for a worldwide automotive firm, and for a video production we provided burned-in subtitles in Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, EU French, and Hebrew.

The interpreting department had a busy month with a wide variety of projects. We provided mostly video remote services (VRI) as well as on-site interpreting, which is slowly and surly coming back. We provided 2 days of on-site Thai interpreting for the US Navy for an important criminal trial. Also, for VRI, we provided 3 days of Georgian interpreting for the United States government for a collective management meeting, supplied Columbia University Spanish to Portuguese simultaneous interpreting for a 2-day conference, which was regarding journalism, and for one of the World’s biggest technical companies we did VRI promoting gender equality across the world. In addition, we provided 2 days of Arabic simultaneous interpreting on a Zoom platform. The interpreting department also continues to provide, on a daily basis, On-site and VRI interpreting, for the deaf and hard of hearing community, through American Sign Language, for students at major universities across the country, for Medical, legal and corporate appointments, legal cases and meetings. We also provide, regularly, real time closed captioning (CART) daily for students at a number of major universities.

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