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United in Translation: International Translation Day

International Translation Day is marked every year on September 30 on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is regarded as the patron saint of translators and interpreters. The UN says International Translation Day is a chance to honour the work of language specialists, who contribute significantly to fostering international understanding, improving communication…
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We lost the Portuguese translator Rui Santana Brito

Last Wednesday, the Portuguese translator Rui Santana Brito, former deputy director of Cinemateca Portuguesa (the Portuguese Film Institute), passed away in Lisbon. Working directly from Italian, French and English, he translated some of the most well-known published books, from the 900 pages of Juliette, by the controversial Marquis de Sade, to Robert Graves's King Jesus.…
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September 21st – International Day Of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.   The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.   The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks…
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