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On poisons and Nobel Prizes. Benjamin List and David MacMillan

Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2021 We were delighted to learn that the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to two scientists of enormous stature: the German Benjamin List (Frankfurt, Germany, 1968) of the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research and the US-based Scotsman David MacMillan (Bellshill, UK, 1968) [...]

October 19th, 2021|

Saint Jerome: the story of his female disciples

Saint Jerome, translator of the "Vulgate" Bible: the story of his female disciples Every 30 September we celebrate International Translation Day, commemorating the death of Jerome or Saint Jerome (Stridon, Dalmatia, 345-350 AD - Bethlehem, 30 September 420 AD), considered the patron saint of translators. Jerome's great feat [...]

October 7th, 2021|

World Humanitarian Day

In the race against the climate crisis, we can’t leave anyone behind On 19 August, the United Nations celebrates World Humanitarian Day. The history of this day dates to the Canal Hotel bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, on 19 August 2003, killing 22 people and wounding over 100, including the United [...]

August 19th, 2021|

PRE-EDITING AND POST-EDITING

PRE-EDITING AND POST-EDITING IN MACHINE TRANSLATION The unstoppable arrival of automatic translation engines marks a paradigm shift in the sector and also in translators’ work processes. Just as computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools represented a quantum leap and a change in workflow, translation engines also substantially change the way translators work, [...]

July 19th, 2021|

Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day 2021 "It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.” - Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was South Africa’s first democratically elected president. Before his election in 1994, he was an active participant in anti-apartheid activities, serving [...]

July 19th, 2021|

World Environment Day

World Environment Day On 15th December 1977, the United Nations (UN) established that every 5th June would be commemorated as World Environment Day. However, this day has been celebrated since 1974, since, two years earlier, the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (UNCED), also known as the Stockholm [...]

June 28th, 2021|

Life from Tragedy

Life from Tragedy – The organ donation process When someone dies, a life is irretrievably lost. Yet, the very tragedy of death itself can bring life to not just one, but many people. Spain is a case in point. Not only has it been the word leader in [...]

June 10th, 2021|

World Book Day

Today, World Book Day is sponsored by UNESCO and celebrated in more than 100 countries across the globe, but did you know that the idea itself – and the very first Book Day – is a Spanish invention? The Valencia-born writer Vicente Clavel Andrés came up with the [...]

April 23rd, 2021|

The clock is ticking…

The pandemic has forever upended the way people do work Where is your mind? Is it engrossed in the task at hand? The pandemic has forever upended the way people do work. While many companies will no doubt recall their employees to their offices at some (still unpredictable) [...]

March 25th, 2021|

Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick, the man behind the holiday Saint Patrick is well known as a patron saint of Ireland. So many legends surround his life that the truth is not easily found, however it is known that he was neither Irish nor ever formally canonised. He is believed to [...]

March 17th, 2021|
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