Monday, August 5, 2013

See You in San Antonio! -- 2013 Summer Issue

San Antonio is known as the cradle of Texan liberty. The city’s most famous landmark is the Alamo, originally a Spanish mission. The Battle of the Alamo was the most famous battle of the Texas Revolution. Also known as the Texas War of Independence, this military conflict between the government of Mexico and Texas colonists began October 2, 1835 and resulted, after the final battle, in the establishment of the Republic of Texas on April 21, 1836.

No other city in Texas reflects the state's Spanish and Mexican heritage better than San Antonio. The Hispanic atmosphere of San Antonio makes it a truly unique American city. Despite having a metro population of nearly 2.3 million people, those in San Antonio still enjoy a small-town feel despite the hustle and bustle.

What to See – After the Alamo
The River Walk - The San Antonio River Walk meanders through the center of the city, providing visitors with scenic pathways and waterways leading to the city’s cultural and historic sites. The River Walk serves as a charming link between restaurants, hotels and shops. Classic Tex-Mex, barbecue, Italian and contemporary Southwestern cuisine are just a few of the many choices you’ll find in the River Walk’s many cafes and restaurants.

The Texas Hill Country - San Antonio is perched on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country. Settled by Germans and Eastern Europeans, this part of Texas has a culture all its own. A 90-minute drive takes you to charming small towns where you may still hear older folks speaking German. Float down cool rivers, bargain hunt along quaint main streets, or hike and bike your way through the rolling, picturesque landscape. Start your visit by taking Highway 16 northwest to Bandera, which calls itself the “Cowboy Capital of the World”. A fun, relaxing day trip out of the city.

Where to Eat
Biga on the Banks (203 St Mary's at Market St.)
This gourmet restaurant has earned its spurs with the highest Zagat rating. Reservations are required, but if you book online your reservation comes with a free glass of champagne!

Lone Start Café (237 Losoya St.)
A classic Texas steak house, the LSC offers discount coupons on the website and - on some days - “all-you-can-eat” specials.

For Mexican food, head to Café Olé (521 Riverwalk) where you can enjoy great food and a 60 oz margarita on a patio overlooking the river. They also have dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.

Iron Cactus (200 Riverwalk ) is a Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar. The bar is one of the top 10 tequila bars in the country with over 80 different selection of tequila.

Have a hankering for something European? For Italian, try Ristorante Paesanos (111 W. Crockett St.), for French fusion, Frederícks (7701 Broadway).

Esquire Tavern (155 East Commerce St.) is the oldest bar on the River Walk and well worth a visit, for old-times’ sake.

Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub (234 Riverwalk) was built at the Truwood Joinery Shop in County Monaghan, Ireland. The painstaking care of Irish craftsmen went into every detail when designing and building the pub. Upon its completion, it was very carefully crated and shipped to the port of Galveston.

Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar (200 S. Alamo) is just what it sounds like - sports and a Tex-Mex menu!

Howl at the Moon Saloon (111 W. Crockett #201). In the mood for a singing, clapping, stomping, dance-on-the-piano kind of place to really let loose? Howl at the Moon Saloon is the place for you!

MadDog’s British Pub (123 Losoya Street, Suite 19. 210-222-0220). A unique and authentic British Fun Pub.

Acapulco Sam’s/Kremlin (212 College St.). There are many things to see and do at this River Walk hotspot including the Havana Ultra Lounge (Latino flavor and South Beach nightlife); Sam's Beach Club (brings Acapulco's famous Condessa Beach to the River Walk); and Kremlin (a dance club with all the Las Vegas glitz).

Aileen Lu
Chinese <> English Interpreter

 CLD Offerings in SAN ANTONIO!*

C-1 Managing Chinese-Language Projects: Tips for Project Managers
Evelyn Yang Garland
(Friday, 10:00am-11:00am; Intermediate; Presented in: English)

What pitfalls await when a client requests a translation in Traditional Chinese? To serve clients, it is NOT enough to know the differences between Traditional and Simplified characters, or between Mandarin and Cantonese. It is important to understand the fine nuances among writing styles. The speaker will discuss how project managers can determine the right style for a client who requests a Chinese translation, even when the client has minimal knowledge of the Chinese language. The speaker will share tips for evaluating whether a translation is ready for publication, as well as discuss China's translation-related standards.

C-2 The Nuts and Bolts of Chinese<>English Translation IV: Adding and Deleting from the Source Text
Di Wu
(Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm; All Levels; Presented in: English)

The speaker will analyze some of the finer points of Chinese<>English translation, including adding/deleting words, rearranging word order, and changing the meaning of the source text slightly to make the translation sound grammatically correct in the target language. Many examples will be used to illustrate these points. Attendees will be encouraged to share their translation tips.

C-3 Handle with Care: Practical Considerations for Using the New Machine Translations of Chinese Patents
Irina Knizhnik
(Saturday, 4:00pm-5:00pm; Intermediate; Presented in: English)

The European Patent Office, in collaboration with Google, has introduced a system of machine translation for patents from the People's Republic of China. This system offers some unique benefits, as well as some unique challenges, to translators. The speaker will discuss this system, with examples from practical experience.

*Please note that all offerings are subject to change


Looking for a roommate for the conference? Use the ATA Roommate Blog to locate a potential roommate during your stay in San Antonio! Staying in the conference hotel is a great way to network with other conference attendees but doesn’t have to be a major expense. Simply click here to access the ATA Roommate Blog and begin your search by reviewing the requests posted or posting one of your own!

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