May 2021

May is the month that opens the door to the summer, in this month the temperatures are rising and for those lucky enough to have some free time, the beach is the perfect location to unwind and catch some precious rays. May is also a significant from the point of view of technological and scientific discoveries together with some historical events that changed the course of the events forever.

During this month, the unconditional surrender of Germany was signed, and this led to the conclusion of the 2nd world war in Europe. The killing of Osama Bin Laden by the U.S. Special Operation Forces during a raid in Pakistan.  The raid ended a decade-long search for the master mind terrorist who is associated with numerous attacks, the most serious one being the one on 9-11. Also in May, Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa, this accelerated the definitive end of the segregation.

We can also say that May is the “First time month” since a lot of first thing event took place. In May, the first stamp was released, Richard Nixon was the first president to visit China, the first telegraph message was sent by his inventor Morse, The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first daily newspaper published in America, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, the famous 9th Symphony of Beethoven was played for the first time, the first two Apple stores appeared in Virginia and Glendale, Superheroes like Batman and Hulk made their first appearance, two of the most known and appreciated movies The crow and Star wars  were showed in Cinemas and finally a men escalated Mount Everest for the first time ever.

Birthdays of Well-known Individuals in May:

MAY 4, 1929, AUDREY HEPBURN: Remembered as one of the fashion icons of her decade, together with her beauty and her delicate manners she quickly became a Hollywood star and acted in a lot of memorable movies. In one of the most remembered “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” she wears a black dress that was held as a perfect example of style, leading to many stars copying that dress and her style, that still nowadays is considered to be chic and appropriate.

MAY 11, 1904, SALVADOR DALI: He was one of the most eccentric and unconventional artist of his time. He changed the rules of the Art by mixing different painting styles from the colored periods to the cubism and avant-garde movement. His art included giving a voice to the horrifying facts that were happening during the Civil war in Spain with the “Guernica” painting, which became one of the most known after the “Persistence of memory”.

MAY 18, 1897, FRANK CAPRA: Capra was an Italian American director producer and writer who became the most influential director during the 30’s and 40’s. During this decades he made movies that won numerous praises, becoming himself a symbol of the “American Dream” that were narrated in his movies. Even if his success declined after the II world war era, he remains a fundamental reference for the upcoming American directors.

APRIL 19, 1925, MALCOM LITTLE (AKA MALCOM X): Malcom X together with martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela were of the most representative activists for human rights, especially the one of African American and people of color. Malcom X enjoyed the Muslim religion and rapidly started to preach black power and encouraged change by all means, including some forms of violence. He was assassinated during a press conference in New York city. However, he is posthumously remembered as mainly a positive figure, who wanted to end the separation between white and black people of America.

MAY 29, 1917, JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY (JFK):  Kennedy was the youngest man ever elected to the presidency at 42 years old, and the first Roman Catholic, he was the 35th U.S. President in history. He served during the worst period of the “Cold War, with Russia and found himself managing the Cuban Missile Crisis that fortunately ended up avoiding a catastrophic nuclear war. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, November 22, 1963, and became the fourth President to killed by an assassin. Some people believed that he was victim of a conspiracy and other that this was the result of his political choices.

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

May has been a month full of projects and work for our company that delivered many important projects in different fields.

The interpreting department saw a positive increase of on-site interpreting requests, and this is a clear sign that business is picking up considerably, in part, thanks to the vaccine campaign against Covid 19. We provided on-site Khmer interpreting for the U.S. Attorney for a trial in the Washington DC area, on-site Spanish simultaneous interpreting in Las Vegas at the Aria Hotel for a two-day conference put on by a major Las Vegas event company and for a 2-day theatre festival in New York in memorial of Covid 19 victims, in which we provided remote ASL (Sign Language) interpreting. In regard to video remote interpreting, (VRI) this service is still highly requested.  This month we provided VRI, Russian simultaneous interpreting for the U.S. Department of Justice in an environmental crime case and for a series of interviews conducted by the U.S.  Department of Agriculture provided VRI remote simultaneous Spanish interpreting.

In regard to multi-media work, we provided transcriptions/translations and delivered a project consisting of Subtitling and Voiceovers in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese for educational videos for one of the world largest pharmaceutical companies. This focused on accelerating the translation of clinical sciences for quality patient care, also for a government agency we provided a series of multiple training programs and courses dealing with high level technical material in the law enforcement field by providing Arabic Voiceover/Narration.

Our Translation department has delivered many projects in very wide variety of industries. For the medical field we translated a User Guide for a major medical imaging device company into Czech, Danish, Slovak, Swedish, and French, for a large law firm we delivered a project of over 60,000 words of legal documents for international service into German, Danish and Spanish and certified each document.  For a well know, nationwide printer manufacturer, we provided the translation of a 17,000-word Complex Manual into German regarding Laser Printing. We translated a Consumer Confidence Report for a large municipal water district into Spanish, Tagalog, Korean, Vietnamese and for a well-known Country Club we provided translation of a 30,000-word Employee Manual into Spanish and finally we translated 50,000 words of multiple Human Resource and energy reports, studies, and pl­­­­­­ans in French, Spanish and Vietnamese working with USAID.

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