President’s Day also known as Washington’s Birthday is a day which falls on the 3rd Monday in February and was on Monday February 19 this year. The day honors the Presidents of the United States including George Washington, the first U.S. President. This day is exciting within the schools as they often organize events and lessons for students about the former presidents of the U.S. and George Washington in particular.
Historical Tidbits in February
Some interesting historical tidbits in February are: on February 11, 1990, in South Africa Nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving 27 years of a life sentence on charges of attempting to overthrow the apartheid government, during the American Civil War, Fort Sumter was returned to the Union after nearly a year and a half of confederate control on February 17, 1865, On February 6 in 1933, the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted which set the date for the Presidential Inauguration as January 20,’ Astronaut John Glenn became the first American launched into Orbit on February 20 in 1962 and on February 21, 1972 President Richard Nixon arrived in China.
February Birthdays of Well-known Individuals
TV and movie actress Farrah Fawcett was born on February 2 in 1947, Hank Aaron; Hall of Fame Baseball slugger celebrates his birthday on February 5, Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz enjoys his birthday on February 10, American actor Burt Reynolds’s birthday is on February 11, both athletes Jim Brown and Michael Jordan were born on February 17, popular singer Rihanna celebrates her birthday on February 20, February 22 marks George Washington’s the first U.S. President birthday, and’ country western singer Johnny Cash was born on’ February 26 in 1932… Happy birthday to all of you who celebrate your birthday in April! At American Language Services, we have been celebrating the recent success we have had on our projects.
Interesting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in February
An interesting interpreting project was finalized for Woodland Hills apartments at the end of February. For the apartment building, throughout the month of February there were several apartment meetings. Several interpreters were required for these meetings, with languages ranging from Vietnamese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Korean and French. As always, AML-Global aim to provide the highest professional interpreters in order to ensure the success of the project, this particular project was no different and was a huge triumph.
This month we have been extremely busy with pending translations, and were able to provide excellent service to the Los Angeles Unified School District. A career and technical education document needed to be translated from English into 8 languages; Armenian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog. The translated document was flawless and was turned around in an expedited basis.
American Language Services were also able to translate for Motor Parts of America; a company who aims to advance the auto industry with sustainable manufacturing processes and advanced quality engineering. The document needed to be translated from English into Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Malay. AML-Global was able to do an excellent job and the translation project went well.
With interpreting assignments there are 2 different styles performed by the interpreters. This is either consecutive interpreting or simultaneous interpreting. Consecutive interpreting is when the interpreter waits for the speaker to finish either a sentence or an idea, and then is able to interpret into the target language. Whereas, simultaneous interpreting is when the participants typically wear headphones and the interpreter renders the speakers words into the target language as the designated speaking is talking. Simultaneous interpreting customarily requires 2 interpreters, due to the level of skill and concentration needed to ensure the interpretation is accurate whereas consecutive interpreting requires only 1 interpreter.
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