Interpreter UAE

December 2017 a busy month for Simultaneous Interpreters

December 2017 a busy month for Simultaneous Interpreters 

DUBAI AND ABU DHABI – DECEMBER 2017: Not even two weeks into December and it was already evident that peak season for conventions and conferences had arrived. This period spells a high-adrenaline time for freelance simultaneous interpreters like Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi, especially as advance preparation is crucial to operate effectively in this field.

Some of the bigger conferences Adel assisted in during the past week were:

RTA 49th Leadership Forum – Dubai

This prestigious event was held in Dubai, hosted by the UAE’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Behind the mic - Adel getting ready to interpret

Behind the mic – Adel getting ready to interpret – RTA Conference Dubai

Adel in the Interpreter's Booth

Adel Alhaimi in the Interpreter’s Booth – RTA 49th Conference

Adel Alhaimi - taking a break (RTA 49th Leadership Conference Dubai)

Adel Alhaimi – taking a break (RTA 49th Leadership Conference Dubai)

Empowering Youth Through Education Summit – Abu Dhabi

The summit conference was administered by Connec-ME Education and was held in Abu Dhabi on 12 December 2017.

http://connecme.com

We share some pics from the event:

View from the Interpreter's Booth - getting set for Empowering Youth through Education Summit

View from the Interpreter’s Booth – getting set for Empowering Youth through Education Summit

Working in seclusion behind the scenes, it is easy to overlook the critical contribution of the Simultaneous Interpreter

Working in seclusion behind the scenes, it is easy to overlook the critical contribution of the Simultaneous Interpreter – Adel at the Empowering Youth summit

Medical Conference Interpretation – Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi

The week also included a short project for a medical conference at the well-known Cleveland Clinic (Abu Dhabi) at the request of the Tarjama Translation company.

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Adel assists with interpreting at the International Civil Defense Day Conference – Abu Dhabi

Adel assists with interpreting at the International Civil Defense Day Conference in Abu Dhabi. The Conference took place on 6 March 2017 and the focus was on Fire Prevention and Adel was privileged to attend, assisting as a Simultaneous Interpreter.

Fire Prevention pic

Speakers included HE Sale Khaled AlQasimi, First Lr Taher Hassan Al Taher, James Arthur Bychowski, David Stanley Brown, Christopher Tan Eng Kiong and Grant Nigel Lupton,

Adel assists with interpreting at the International Civil Defense Day Conference in Abu Dhabi

Adel giving us a wave from the Translator’s Booth, Fire Prevention Conference

Fire Prevention Conference Abu Dhabi 2

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/smart-and-fast-crucial-in-new-uae-fire-campaign

ABU DHABI : More fire stations and better training for security guards in building safety are two of the new measures designed to cut fire deaths in the UAE by 15 per cent in the next four years.

Civil defense commanders on Monday also announced plans to cut the number of fires by 10 per cent.

Officials said the average response time has fallen to 7 minutes and that more stations will open to further reduce that.

 They also said building employees and residents can do more to help reach these goals.

Major General Jasim Mohammed Al Marzouqi, Commander General of Civil Defence at the Ministry of Interior, said in many cases residents have 90 seconds to get out of a burning building before the risk of casualty rises significantly.

“This is the most critical time in every fire,” he said at the International Civil Defence Day conference in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

 “We are faster than the international standard response time to a fire, which is 8 minutes. We have already achieved 7.1 minutes.

“Unfortunately, the civil defense can’t reach there during that very short time [90 seconds].

“So, we aim to further reduce fire response times by opening more fire service stations and training more residents of buildings, the community and security guards, who are the first to respond to fires.”

 Typical training and advice includes how to alert occupants to a fire, going from door-to-door and checking handles for heat before carefully entering a flat.

Security officers are advised to ensure they do not break glass in buildings that could allow smoke to escape into public areas.

“We’ve had instances where security guards responded very well and saved lives,” Maj Gen Al Marzouqi said.

“The idea is not how you respond to the incident, but the idea is how well you train the people who are first responders to the scene.”

 Maj Gen Al Marzouqi said the ministry has set targets for each emirate to ensure all are up to standard.

UAE law states that all building owners must train a number of occupants depending on the size and height of the building.

In a low-rise building of less than 15 metres in height, 10 per cent should be given fire training.

In a high-rise of 23 metres or more, that should rise to 30 per cent of occupants.

The fire safety conference also heard from Christopher Tan Eng Kiong, senior assistant commissioner at Singapore Civil Defense.

“Technology keeps evolving but that still can’t solve the problem of firefighting until we invest in human resources and the community – and professionally train them,” he said.

“Homeowners, industry workers, schoolteachers, medical professionals and everyone in the society needs to be trained.”

 In addition to improving the response time to fires, experts said much more could be done by homeowners and residents.

Dubai Civil Defense has estimated that 70 per cent of fires are caused by either electrical short circuits or goods stacked up on balconies.

There are 20 fire safety regulations being introduced, including the need to install fire alarms in private villas.

Salem Al Qassimi, director of product conformity at the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, said: “We are working with civil defense on three things – enhancing quality standards of products in Abu Dhabi to take those to the higher level, conformity schemes that focus on fire safety and certification for installing fire prevention products.”

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Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi Runs Interpreter Course for Senior Public Sector Officials

Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi runs Interpreter Course for Senior Public Sector Officials in Dubai:  15-20 January 2017.

Course Certificates

The five day course was specially designed by Adel and the Red Sea Team – and adapted to suit the officials’ specific requirements which included Sight and Military Interpreting. The course was a huge success and we look forward to running many more!

Adel Alhaimi and Ralph Leo (PhD)

Adel Alhaimi and Ralph Leo (PhD)

A special note of thanks to Mr Ralph Leo (PhD) who was called in to assist with Simultaneous Interpreting evaluations.

The delegates were assessed and their needs identified and the course was customized to boost their interpreting skills. Aside from theory, a great number of practical exercises were conducted, in Consecutive, Sight and Simultaneous Interpreting.

Red Sea's Adel Alhaimi Runs Interpreter Course for Senior Army Officers

Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi Runs Interpreter Course for Senior Public Sector Officials

We look forward to providing this much needed service to the industry to a wider extent in the coming months and we also plan to design a one-month intensive training course for Interpreters.

FOR INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT ADEL AT +971 50 343 2511 (MOBILE / WHATSAPP).

Our course is designed to equip Interpreters to handle a wide variety of on-the-job challenges and to perform at their peak. The course involves a lot of practical work and evaluation.

Red Sea Translations are committed to making a difference in our field. Contact us to see how we can assist you.

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