Hot weather, sunny days, swimming pools and beach parties. It is definitely summer! And Woo Hoo, things are getting back to normal now. June represents the beginning of the official summer season when the pace of life slows down, and the days get longer. In fact, the longest day of the year is on the summer solstice, which was on June 20. People immediately recognized this month for several reasons, most children have finished their school year, many people are planning their holidays and during the weekend it is common to take short trips with the whole family.
June has several national festivities, from Flag Day which celebrates the adoption of the Modern American Flag (June 19, 1866) to the newly created Juneteenth festivity, which marks the end of Slavery and underlines the cultural relevance that African American people have and the enrichment that they brought and are continuing to bring in the American society.
June, historically, is also a month full of events and many discoveries that improved our life quality. Below is a snapshot of some of the most significant. The computer Apple II was presented in June 1977 and now it is one of the most sold and used computers in the world. Together with the iPhone, Apple has been dominating the technology field for many years. In the automotive sector, June was a flourishing month, Henry Ford founded the iconic car company, Ford Motors. The Chevrolet Corvette was launched by General Motors in 1953, and the speedometer was invented. June saw the first hot air balloon flying in the sky, the first probe launched on the planet Venus, the first restaurant drive through was opened, the birth of the Hard rock Café, (a café destinated to become Iconic) and the birth of IBM one of the top companies in the technological field. Other discoveries include the invention of the spray can, the patent of the modern typewriter, the first birth-control pill to be sold, the first prototype of the nowadays called commonly called a Bike and the first cash machine was used in London.
Birthdays of Well-known Individuals in June:
JUNE 1, 1926: Marilyn Monroe: Marylin is considered the most iconic sex symbol of all times Even now, 60+ years after her death, a lot of women love to copy her looks and her super blond hair cut. Marylin is best known for acting in the Hollywood of the 50’ and she acted in many movies such as: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop and Some Like It Hot.
JUNE 6, 1956: Björn Borg: Bjorn is a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player. Between 1974 and 1981, he became the first man in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles (six at the French Open and five consecutively at Wimbledon), but he never won the US Open despite four finals appearances.
JUNE 12, 1922: Margherita Hack: Margherita has been one of the most important woman in the scientific community, she was an Italian astrophysicist and scientific disseminator, She has been the first Italian woman to administrate the Trieste Astronomical Observatory from 1964 to 1987, bringing it to international fame.] The asteroid 8558 Hack, discovered in 1995, was named in her honor.
JUNE 12, 1929: Anne Frank: Born in Frankfurt, Germany. She is perhaps the best-known victim of the Nazi Holocaust. In 1942, she began a diary to cope with the fear, annoyances, and loneliness of captivity that become an important testimony of the violence of the Nazism.
JUNE 18, 1942 – Paul McCartney: Sir Paul is a world renown English singer, songwriter, musician, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history.
JUNE 18, 1903 George Orwell: Orwell as an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterized by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. His most known novels are Animal Farm and the utopic Nineteen Eighty-Four, both novels contain seemingly modern topics, such as the society that controls us, wealth inequalities, privacy issues and the animal suffering.
Some Interesting Translation, Interpreting, & Media Projects Completed in June
June has been a very busy month full of unique projects and work for our company that delivered many important projects in different fields. The interpreting department saw a significant 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 Certified Mandarin interpreting for a 5-day trial in Dallas Texas for a Dallas based Law Firm. We provided both on-site and remote ASL interpreting for medical centers and universities around the country daily and recently provided a Major Las Vegas Hotel with 2 days of on-site Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish interpreting for reopening training sessions. In regard to video remote interpreting (VRI), we supplied 8 French Simultaneous Interpreters for a 6-day technical training conducted by a major university and provided 3 days of VRI in Vietnamese and Mandarin Interpreting for multiple focus groups for a major market research firm.
In regard to multi-media work, we transcribed and edited a Spanish Video 2,300 minutes of software applications for an advanced AI reading assistance system helping teachers and students nationwide. We also provided 2 days of remote Closed Captioning Services (CART) for a Non- Profit conference focused on teens, we supplied English Voice over for a series of training scripts for a software technology company and Transcribed 3 hours of Mandarin audio to English for a case for the United States Government.
Our Translation department has delivered many projects for a very wide variety of industries. For a major California county agency, we completed a large project consisting in the translation of 300,000 words for multiple manuals and instructional materials into 9 languages: Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog, Russian to name some. For a well-known television series, we translated 30,000+ words of legal contracts and releases into Korean, Simplified Chinese & Spanish. In the medical field, for a major Medical Device company we translated an Instruction Manual (IFU) for scanning equipment into Dutch, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, German, EU French, Polish, Irish, Maltese and many other languages. For a major nursing and rehabilitation Center we translated a 55,000-word employee handbook into Spanish and for a major non-profit working with USAID we translated a large Consulting agreement from EU French to English.
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