Weekly Shorts | April 9, 2021

Former TrustPoint CEO joins XRTF advisory board

The former CEO of TrustPoint Translations, Claes H. Holm, has been revealed as the latest member of XTRF’s newly founded advisory board.

Holm, an industry veteran, brings with him over 15 years of experience in the global language services sector. Prior to his most recent role, Holm spent 12 years in the position of President at Merrill Translation Services, a unit of Merrill Corporation.


Endangered Alphabets Project seeking to expand board

Non-profit organization the Endangered Alphabets Project is hoping to expand its board, say executive director Tim Brookes. The organization, featured in a recent article on MultiLingual, is dedicated to the preservation of minoritized scripts that are threatened with extinction. More information can be found on their website at www.endangeredalphabets.com

Iyuno-SDI Group Secures $160 Million Investment from SoftBank Vision Fund 2

Media and entertainment focused localization services provider Iyuno-SDI Group, whose merger we reported on in late March, announced it has secured a $160 million investment from SoftBank Vision Fund 2. With this investment, SoftBank Vision Fund 2 will become one of the largest shareholders of Iyuno-SDI and join its board of directors.

Irish language proposals seen as insufficiently comprehensive

The Council of Europe (CoE) has deemed UK proposals to protect and promote the Irish language in Northern Ireland to be “not comprehensive enough,” according to the BBC. Northern Ireland, which saw its devolved powers restored after the New Decade, New Approach agreement of 2020, has not done enough to establish protections for language rights in education, access to public services, and other areas, reports the CoE.

 

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