Feb 03 2014

The Year Of The Horse. Happy Chinese New Year

Published by Star Translation under Business,Holidays

From the 31st of January 2014 to the 15th of February 2015, it is the year of the horse according to Chinese zodiac. Chinese Astrology has fascinated many western cultures throughout the ages, as it borrows many western astrological concepts. It also incorporates aspects of Chinese philosophy such as harmony, heaven, earth and water. Chinese ideals, culture and even medicine are based on intricate ideas, which became more complex over time.
Each Chinese year is named after a common animal with this year’s being the horse. Whereas the western zodiac signs are named after star constellations and the figures each constellation represents. Depending on where the Sun was positioned in the sky at the time of one’s birth was indicative of their zodiac sign. In the Chinese zodiac, animals were assigned to dates and years that were already noted in advance.

2014 The Year Of The Horse

The horse is part of a twelve-year cycle of animals. Each animal sign interacts with five elements: earth, fire, metal, water & wood. Thus, each year is not only an animal but an elemental one as well. 2014 is known to many Chinese people as the year of the Wood Horse. Last year’s sign was the Water Snake. The horse is also the seventh in this cycle.

So, what does all of this mean?

The horse is energetic and fiery. Its western equivalent is Gemini. Horses are freedom-loving creatures that crave to roam while their other side yearns for love and intimacy. Both qualities can trap the horse as it follows and independent course but needs companionship to ground it.

The horse is attributed to Summer. Its fixed position is south and its fixed element is fire. Therefore, if you live south of anywhere you can predict fiery situations. Things may heat up for good or for bad during the Summer months. Even if your animal sign is not a horse, the year itself will affect how your sign will interact with it.

If you believe in astrological events and its connections to human behaviour and traits, then you are probably wondering what this means for the year 2014. Well, astrologers are convinced this year will be a prosperous one if you have a business in the agriculture or lumber industries, and media companies (relating to newspapers and magazines). Seeing as the horse likes to gallop at a steady pace before it darts ahead, there will be slow moving in the first half for many businesses until a final latter half of the year of fast-moving markets. Apparently financial companies will suffer this year as are those industries related to metals and water.

Want to know if you were born in the year of the horse?

Here’s a list of dates and years to find yours.

Rat 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
Ox 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
Tiger 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
Rabbit 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
Dragon 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
Snake 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
Horse 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Goat 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015
Monkey 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016
Rooster 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017
Dog 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018
Pig 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019

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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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