World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. At AML-Global, we acknowledge the great, important and sometimes heroic work these fantastic individuals do every day. We give a toast to all those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes and for helping people in crisis.
Birthdays of Well-known Individuals in August
- AUGUST 1, 1818: MARIA MITCHELL – Mitchell was the first female astronomer in the U.S. She discovered a comet in 1847.
- AUGUST 4, 1901: LOUIS ARMSTRONG – Armstrong said his birthdate was July 4, 1900, but in 1988, music historian Thaddeus Tad Jones found baptismal records.
- AUGUST 5, 1930: NEIL ARMSTRONG – Armstrong’s most famous quotation (“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind) is widely criticized for its grammatical shortcomings.
- AUGUST 6, 1911: LUCILLE BALL – Everyone loves Lucy, but she wasn’t just an adored actress, she was a powerful business woman.
- AUGUST 8, 1866: MATTHEW HENSON – Henson was the first African-American Arctic explorer. He traveled with Robert Edwin Peary as his first man for over two decades, and was part of the expedition that claimed to be the first to reach the Geographic North Pole in 1909 (an achievement disputed by many).
Public speaking with an interpreter is a special type of public speaking. Interpretation adds a new dimension to the experience. Ideally, you should provide pertinent information to the interpreters beforehand to help them better prepare for your project. The following are key qualities that good interpreters possess:
(a) an extensive vocabulary in the source and target languages;
(b) familiarity with the different cultures involved;
(c) familiarity with the subject matter (important if the subject is highly technical); and
(d) a significant amount of experience.
Highlights of some Interesting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in August
Recently, AML-Global translated a 22,000-word Medical Device manual regarding sophisticated medical scanning equipment into 6 European languages. Another interesting project we completed was a 60,000-word research paper from Thai to English for Stanford University.
In addition to that, we also translated several human resource documents into 7 different languages (German, Thai, Chinese, British English, Swedish, and Portuguese) for a fortune 500 insurance company. We also supplied Greek Spanish and Portuguese transcription for a major medical non-profit regarding research initiatives. Another interesting assignment we completed was for US Military, we provided them with Vietnamese interpreting services for a training course in Virginia.
In addition to that we also provided US attorney with multiple days of certified legal interpreting for a series of depositions. Another interesting interpreting project we completed was a 5 days of Sign Language interpreting in Atlanta for a training course for a Major university. Another good project was for American Sign Language where project we completed for Transamerica’s annual conference in Las Vegas. We also provided French Canadian Interpreting service for the same event. Moreover, we also provided one week of Hindi Interpreting in Hawaii for the United States government’s department of Justice.
As a key player in language industry, American Language Services commits to provide you with the most exceptional and professional services. AML-Global stands the test of time in providing translation, interpretation, transcription and media services to private industry, government at all levels, educational and non-profit organizations. Our thousands of linguists around the world and teams of dedicated professionals are ready to serve.