Jan 17 2014

STAR by Numbers. 2013 A year of translation.

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At the start of the year we take a look back at our results for 2013. Last year was a great year for us showing continous growth.

Employing over 900 staff in 40 offices worldwide, STAR is one of the world’s leading language translation services companies, and STAR Dublin is still growing up, with 7683 projects translated in 60 different languages in 2013 alone.

We want to thank our 960 customers and are pleased with the confidence you place in us.

With eight services, 1000 language combinations and quality certifications, we work hard to try to be the best translation company in the world to work with. We work hard with our clients to help them do more international business by providing the high quality translation they require for their business.

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Jan 17 2014

World Cup 2014 Match Calendar

The FIFA World Cup 2014 is the 20th year of the World Cup organized by FIFA. This year taking place in Brazil, this summer.
It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the previous being in 1950.

With the host country, all world championship teams since 1930 (Uruguay, Italy, Germany, England, Argentina, France and Spain) have qualified for this competition.
It is also the first international competition of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The draw for the eight groups of four teams from the first round was completed December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe. Brazil will open the competition against Croatia June 12, 2014 at the Arena Corinthians of Sao Paulo. The final will take place on July 13 at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Catch every match by downloading our Free 2014 World Cup Calendar

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Jan 08 2014

Fun tricks, games and hidden Easter eggs on Google!

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Did you know that your Google Browser contains a number of fun tricks, games and hidden Easter eggs?

In the IT world it is fairly common for software developers to leave a few little fun things in their code.

Here the list of cools things to be found in Google.

All you need to do is go to www.google.com as usual and do the following…

FunStuff

  1. TILT. If you search for the word ‘tilt’ or the word ‘askew’ in Google your screen display will actually tilt itself.
  2. Search “Do a barrel roll” or “Z or r twice” and your screen with rotate by 360 degrees.

Games

There are actually a couple of games hidden in your google browser.

  1. Zerg rush. Search for zerg rush and a game starts with colored O’s attacking your search results. Click on them with your mouse to destroy them.
  2. Atari Breakout. Search for this in google images and you get the old 80’s game. Way cool.

Silly stuff:

  1. Type any actor’s name followed by “bacon number” to get the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon value.
  2. “the answer to life the universe and everything” is 42!. For Douglas Adams fans.

IT Jokes.
Stuff that IT people will find amusing.

  1. Searching for “Recursion” will result in Google asking if the user meant “Recursion.”
  2. If you search for the words ‘Binary’, ‘Octal’, or ‘Hexadecimal’, Google will convert the number of results to binary, octal, or hexadecimal, respectively

There are many other Easter Eggs and Jokes in google products. For more you can visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Google_hoaxes_and_easter_eggs

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Dec 23 2013

Translation Planning: 26th December: Boxing Day/St Stephen’s Day – Austria, Australia, Greece, Finland, Italy, Ireland, Canada, UK, Germany.

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Translation Planning: 26th December: Boxing Day/St Stephen’s Day – Austria, Australia, Greece, Finland, Italy, Ireland, Canada, UK, Germany.

Most companies will be closed in Austria, Australia, Greece, Finland, Italy, Ireland, Canada, UK and Germany 26th of December for Boxing Day/St Stephen’s Day. Please take into consideration for all translation and export planning.

Global Holiday Calendar

http://www.star-ts.com/translation-blog/index.php/translation-holiday-calendar/

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Dec 21 2013

Translation Planning: 25th December: Christmas Day – Belgium, Austria, Australia, Greece, Finland, USA, France, Italy, Ireland, Canada, Spain, UK, Germany.

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Translation Planning: 25th December: Christmas Day – Belgium, Austria, Australia, Greece, Finland, USA, France, Italy, Ireland, Canada, Spain, UK, Germany.

Most companies will be closed in Belgium, Austria, Australia, Greece, Finland, USA, France, Italy, Ireland, Canada, Spain, UK and Germany 25th of December for Christmas Day. Please take into consideration for all translation and export planning.

Global Holiday Calendar

http://www.star-ts.com/translation-blog/index.php/translation-holiday-calendar/

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Dec 20 2013

Translation Planning: 24th December: Public Holiday – Japan.

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Translation Planning: 24th December: Public Holiday – Japan.

Most companies will be closed in Japan 24th of December for Public Holiday. Please take into consideration for all translation and export planning.

Global Holiday Calendar

http://www.star-ts.com/translation-blog/index.php/translation-holiday-calendar/

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Dec 19 2013

Translation Planning: 23rd December: Emperor’s Birthday – Japan.

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Translation Planning: 23rd December: Emperor’s Birthday – Japan.

Most companies will be closed in Japan 23rd of December for Emperor’s Birthday. Please take into consideration for all translation and export planning.

Global Holiday Calendar

http://www.star-ts.com/translation-blog/index.php/translation-holiday-calendar/

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Dec 09 2013

Phone a Friend and Earn €750 – We’re Hiring

Published by Star Translation under Jobs,STAR,Translation

Can your friends sell? Our Director Damian Scattergood has a job opening now.

Can your friends sell?

STAR Translation is looking to hire a new sales person for our team in Dublin.

We’re innovative and serious about hiring the best, as you can see from this offer. We provide translation services for companies that want to translate their documents, websites, videos and brochures into different languages.

Clients include famous brand names to government departments and we’ve customers around the world.

Here’s the deal:

If we hire your sales friend we will pay you €750. Plain and simple. Terms and conditions apply. The key one is they have to stay with us at least 3 months and this is only for this sales role. If they make the grade we pay you the cash for a job well done.

What do you need to do?

Ok, here’s our job details.
http://www.star-ts.com/sales-jobs-dublin.shtml

If you think one of your friends would love to work for us, send them the link and ask them to email their CV to Damian Scattergood at info@star-ts.com

Make sure the email title says : PHONE A FRIEND SALES JOB- (You can put your name in here) Sent Me

Ask them to put your name and phone number in their application or CV, so we can phone you back.
Then its over to us. We’ll read all the CVs and do all the hard work to get the best people in for interview.

STAR Translation is looking to hire a new sales person for our team in Dublin

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Dec 05 2013

Translation Planning: 8th December: Immaculate Conception Day – Austria, Italy, Spain.

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Translation Planning: 8th December: Immaculate Conception Day – Austria, Italy, Spain.

Most companies will be closed in Spain, Italy and Austria 8th of December for Immaculate Conception Day. Please take into consideration for all translation and export planning.

Global Holiday Calendar

http://www.star-ts.com/translation-blog/index.php/translation-holiday-calendar/

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Dec 04 2013

Translation Planning: 6th December: Constitution Day – Finland.

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Translation Planning: 6th December: Constitution Day – Finland.

Most companies will be closed in Spain 6th of December for Constitution Day. Please take into consideration for all translation and export planning.

Global Holiday Calendar

http://www.star-ts.com/translation-blog/index.php/translation-holiday-calendar/

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