Prestige Team Shoot For the Sky!

The whole Prestige Network team took a break from providing excellent language services with a visit to the Royal County of Berkshire Shooting School on Saturday the 14th to try their hand at clay pigeon shooting.

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After a chance for some practice the group were split into three teams – one team of men and two of women – for a bit of informal competition.

And the winners were Helena, Jackie and Sarah.

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As a valued member of the Sales team Jackie is obviously used to hitting her targets…!

A Boules piste in the centre of Newbury…?

A Boules piste appeared in Newbury Market Square on Sunday morning and “Team Prestige” couldn’t resist a go!

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Despite it being a chance to sample a little bit of Gallic cultre our French translation services were not required on the day! The event – which was joint sponsored by Prestige Network and a number of other local businesses – had been organised by Newbury Rotary Club in support of their nominated charities.

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Happy Naw Ruz – New Year greeting in many different languages

Naw Rúz Greetings from all around the World from Nadine Reyhani on Vimeo.

Prestige Network Staff chose to support Toy Appeal instead of having a Secret Santa this year!

Staff at Language and Translation Services company Prestige Network bought toys in support of the West Berkshire Toy Appeal for Christmas 2012 rather than hold the traditional office Secret Santa.

The toy appeal for disadvantaged children is supported by our local radio station The Breeze Newbury. It aims to ensure that no child or young person in West Berkshire goes without at least one really nice gift at Christmas.

Each staff member purchased a gift and the donated toys were then deliver to the radio station, along with an additional £50 worth of toys donated by Prestige Network.

You can find out more about the toy appeal here
http://newbury.thebreeze.com/features/swift-2012-west-berkshire-toy-appeal/

Update! After a fantastic response from the staff we managed to collect approximately £260 worth of toys for the charity.

 

 

Conference Interpreting – The Future!

Microsoft Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid has demonstrated a speech recognition breakthrough in Tianjin, China that converts his spoken English words into computer-generated Chinese language. Microsoft researchers working with scientists at the University of Toronto have improved translation using deep neural networks that learn to recognise sound in much the same way as brains do.

Find out more about the machine interpreting breakthrough (BBC news).