Some Interesting Translation, Interpreting, & Media Projects Completed in October:
In October our teams had a lot of work to do! This was a very busy month, full of so many types, styles, languages, environments different projects that were delivered with the best quality there is. Each of our teams worked hard to achieve the results that our clients deserve, and we are so proud to announce that once more, we’ve exceeded all expectations giving out outstanding outcomes.
The Translation Department delivered an important project translating over 15,513 words of an in-house legal document from English into Spanish for a major Law firm. The team also did a great work translating a 61,221 words Action Plan document for a very important U.S. company that helps with innovative solutions to the public sector. We helped a client translating and certifying a Real State donation document from EU French into English. We also translated a 20,236-word Individual Evaluation Plan (IEP) for a U.S. School District office. We translated a Pretext document from Russian into English for a documentation services company specialized in providing secure transcriptions to federal, state, and municipal government.
The Interpreting Department did an amazing job providing Virtual interpretation (VRI) and Onsite in many different languages, including Mandarin, Korean, Spanish Cantonese, Bosnian. Armenian, Russian, Arabic, Turkish to name some.
Our team also interpreted for several high ranking elected and military officials we will not name here for security reasons. We also completed an exciting project where we interpreted for a Media Interview for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
We provided VRI and Onsite services in Mandarin and Cantonese for a very important U.S. medical company that helps in providing personalized care, specializing in Cardiac care, Vascular care, and Vein care. Also, we provided VRI interpretation in Portuguese, Spanish and French for an international resource center and global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals.
We also helped a theatre company providing ASL interpretation for some of their plays and Korean interpretation for an important event of a huge marketing company that took place in Boston.
Our company also provided virtual CART services for a 2-day event offered by an amazing organization that helps people with disabilities in the sector of travel and tourism, Spanish interpretation and equipment rental for a 5-day conference that took place in New York City and DC, and a medical certified interpretation in Arabic for a non-profit organization that prevents vision loss and restores sight through innovative research and treatment.
The month of October
Get out your best costume, start prepping the decoration and get ready to eat a lot of candy because this month screams HAPPY HALLOWEEN! We are entering the 10th month of the year where autumn comes into full swing, the leaves are changing colors and falling off the trees, the weather is perfect for going on walks and the possibility of making a lot of different plans with friends are family sounds amazing. Baking something in the kitchen, pumpkin craving, or bonfires with smore’s are some of the best ideas for this time of the year. This month is also packed with tons of holidays, here are just some of them: October 10 is a busy month with three holidays happening at the same time:
We have the Canadian Thanksgiving, a holiday that shares many similarities with its American equivalent.
Columbus Day (U.S.), a federal holiday, is observed on the second Monday in October. It was on October 12, 1492, that Christopher Columbus landed on a small island in the Bahamas, convinced that he had reached Asia. Read more about Columbus Day.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day (U.S.)—a holiday that celebrates the history and cultures of indigenous peoples native to what is today the United States. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated in cities and states across the country, often alongside or in lieu of Columbus Day. Read more about Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
October 24, in which we celebrate United Nations Day, aiming to bring awareness to the work of the United Nations across the world. On Monday 25, 1,200 scientists, representatives of the private sector and civil society met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday to discuss potentially game-changing ideas related to water and sustainability. This was a big step forward into the climate change actions that we all need to take to develop more options for improving our ways to live, making them sustainable for the environment.
And of course, we have October 31, Halloween, used to be known as All Hallows’ Eve, do you know the origins of this holiday? It was once tied to farming and astronomy, marking the end of harvest season and the biggening of winter or “darker half” of the year. The origin of Halloween can be traced to an ancient festival called Samhain (pronounced sow-in, which rhymes with cow-in), meaning Summer’s End. This was a sacred festival celebrated by the ancient Celts and Druids in the British Isles. Talking about October 31, this year we witnessed a new digitalization effort in Bangladesh that could change community health globally. The digital transformation of thousands of community health workers in Bangladesh has dramatically enhanced their work and enabled the creation and tracking of a healthcare database covering 64 million people. The resulting model holds remarkable promise for the health of the world, especially in the context of evolving pandemics.
Birthdays of well-known individuals in October:
October 9,1940, John Lennon:
He’s one of the founding members of the rock band, The Beatles, was a legendary musician and songwriter. The Beatles, which also had Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr in its line-up, became the greatest and most influential band of the rock era, and the most commercially successful one. Lennon was catapulted to even greater heights of stardom. He found great success with The Beatles and after its disbanding went on to enjoy a thriving solo career. Rebellious by nature, he was a pacifist at heart and was also actively involved in political and peace activism.
October 27, 1858, Theodore Roosevelt:
One of the most eminent politicians of United States who went on to serve as the 26th President of the country. Had it not been for his willingness to go beyond the boundaries America would not have had its first ever truly modern President. Roosevelt, during his term in office, changed what it meant to be a President by expanding the power of the presidency, through his proclamations, acts and policies. It was his foresightedness that allowed America to enter the new century with newer vision and greater power. Adorned with two of the highest decorations, Nobel Peace Prize and Congressional Medal of Honor., Roosevelt was one of the most significant leaders of America who changed the face of the nation throughout the world.
October 28, 1955, Bill Gates:
Bill Gates is an American business magnate and computer programmer who is the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company. Since the company’s formation in 1975, Gates has held several positions including those of the chairman, CEO, and chief software architect. One of the most famous entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution, he has been consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people starting from 1987. After completing his schooling, he enrolled at the prestigious Harvard College though he did not stay there long enough to complete his studies. He dropped out to pursue his passion in computers and teamed up with Paul Allen, a former schoolmate, to form Microsoft. The company proved to be highly successful and within years Gates became an internationally known entrepreneur.
October,29, 1942, Bob Ross:
Bob Ross was a celebrated, creative American painter and an art instructor. He developed an interest, and a taste for art during his early military career when he attended an art class at the Anchorage USO Club, which led him to find his real calling in life. From being a break-time painter during military service to a full-time art instructor on television, Ross’s interest and dedication brought him fame and glory. He was an inspiration for not just the pre-internet generation of artists who followed him religiously, but also the post-internet generation of artists who consider him an iconic celebrity painter. Aspiring artists of today, look up to his works and shows on YouTube and other web portals. Though Ross died at an early age, his legacy continues to live through his works.
October 31, 1451, Christopher Columbus:
There are many explorers who have redefined history, however, there are few who have influenced the very establishment of certain countries. Christopher Columbus is one such historical figure who changed the perception of the American continents for the European countries. Through his four significant voyages he not only discovered new land masses, but also initiated Spanish colonization and the establishment of several new societies.
October 25, 1881, Pablo Picasso:
While talking about the greatest artists of the 20th century, one cannot miss the name of Pablo Picasso! One of the most prominent artists of the era, Picasso was a born genius whose prodigious work took the world of art by storm. His first two major paintings include, ‘The First Communion’ and ‘Science and Charity.’ With time, he diversified into sculpting, ceramic designing, and stage designing. Picasso was responsible for coming up with ‘Cubism,’ which was the first step towards modern art.
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