July 2021

July means summer has kicked in to the fullest, people are enjoying the sun, eating outside, doing barbecues and leaving for their long overdue vacations. There are still people working and waiting for their vacations, but the 4th of July known as Independence Day is perfect day to relax and unwind as it allows to take a little break from the daily routine. This day is a day that the U.S. honors its independence from England in 1776 and it is considered an important holiday in the States.

July is historically an interesting and significant month, with events that are still relevant in our society. In July, we signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, publicly owned or operated facilities, employment and union membership and in voter registration. The first women’s right convention was held and consequentially the organized women’s right movement was born in the U.S. Another event that was destinated to be written in the history books is astronaut Neil Armstrong taking the first steps on the moon. In an era long past, the world’s first international overseas airplane flight was achieved by Louis Bleriot in a small monoplane. Louis Pasteur gave the first successful anti-rabies inoculation to a boy who had been bitten by an infected dog.

Other notable events involve the invention of the Radio by the Italian Guglielmo Marconi and the invention of the conditioning air, the patent of the typewriter, the presentation of the first car and along with that the first parking meter in the world installed in Oklahoma City. In Hollywood, CA July was the month that saw the famous Hollywood Sign erected and in Paris the Metro was inaugurated. The city of Miami was founded, and Machu Pichu was discovered in Peru. The first Andy Warhol’s art show in New York took place and Freddy Mercury performed in the famous Live Aid concert. Finally, in vert modern times the month saw Twitter was launched together with Messenger by Microsoft.

Birthdays of Well-known Individuals in July:

JULY 1, 1961: Diana Spencer: (Princess Diana), also known as the people’s princess, was one of the most loved members of the English royal family. She dedicated her life to volunteering and to helping poor people. She conquered British people both for her manners and for her taste in clothes, her “revenge dress” is still nowadays copied and held as a perfect example of elegance. She died in a tragical accident, but she will never be forgotten and is still profoundly missed.

JULY 3, 1962: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (AKA Tom Cruise): Among the highest paid and most famous actors (and Scientologists) in the world. Cruise has made dozens of movies spanning some 35 years. The hugely successful military plotted action movie Top Gun launched his career into superstardom. After this movie he dominated Hollywood with the Mission impossible saga movies and was held as a sex symbol.

JUNE 10, 1943: Arthur Ashe: He was one of the best tennis players of his time, winning 33 titles. As a pioneering African American athlete, he fought against racism and stereotyping and was arrested numerous times while protesting. In 1992, he announced he had likely contracted HIV through a transfusion during heart surgery and began a $5 million fundraising effort on for the Defeat of AIDS and campaigned for public awareness regarding the dreaded disease. He succumbed to the devastation of AIDS in 1993.

JULY 18, 1918: Nelson Mandela: When people think of Mandela think of the African American civil rights, he firstly became a lawyer then joined the African National Congress (ANC). He was convicted for sabotage as a result 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 28, 1929 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis known as Jackie Kennedy or Jackie O: Jackie became First Lady of the United States as the wife of President John F. Kennedy. She was a very beloved and popular first lady. Her popularity was due to her physical beauty as well as her dedication to the historic preservation of the White House, her fashion sense, and her devotion to protecting her children, which endeared her to the American public. During her lifetime, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was regarded as an international fashion icon.

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

July 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 is continuing to see a constant increase in both On-Site and Virtual interpreting, in part thanks to the vaccine against Covid and the rules in place to prevent it from spreading.

We provided remote simultaneous Armenian Interpreting for a major government agency for a 4-day financial webinar. For the US Department of Justice (USDOJ) we provided two days of Russian simultaneous interpreting via video in a criminal case. We supplied a major law firm with two days of video Certified Mandarin interpreting for a Federal Court Case. For a U.S. military training deployment, we provided two days of on-site Portuguese interpreting and finally for major Las Vegas hotel we provided ASL for a deaf guests attending a show. Language.

In regard to multi-media work, we transcribed and provided voice-over services for corporate marketing pieces from English to Mandarin, Korean & Japanese for a leading entertainment company. Another interesting media job we completed was for an educational company who has a learning portal where we supplied English and Spanish Voiceovers for elementary school kids.

Our Translation department has delivered many projects for a very wide variety of industries. For a major construction firm, we translated an 87,000-word Employee handbook and other HR related materials into Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. We provided the translation of multiple merger documents for a major food company into Greek, Italian, German, EU French and Spanish. For a major Los Angeles production company, we translated a 20,000 legal release and other documents into Spanish and Greek. We supplied the translation of 45,000 words of international internet laws for a governmental agency into English from Swedish, Polish, EU French and Estonian. We also translated a detailed health questionnaire of 7,000 words from English into Japanese for a Nationwide Non-Profit focused on health research. For the National Institute for Health (NIH), we provided transcriptions of 11 hours of interviews from Spanish Audio to English and finally we transcribed 22 hours of undercover of Russian audio recordings to English for a law enforcement client.

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