English to Chinese: Translation into Traditional Chinese General field: Medical Detailed field: Medical: Health Care
Source text - English Winter Body Care
The cold and dry weather affects everyone’s skin, making it flaky, irritable and uncomfortable. Normally, we would use topical treatments to relieve these symptoms, but we should also be aware of the product ingredients as our skin soaks up 60% of what we applied. In addition, dry skin also reflects the conditions of our bodily functions. We need to take care of our skin both from the inside and outside.
Here are a few tips and products that really work:
First, take more Essential 3 6 9 Oils during this time as they not only retain the moisture necessary for healthier looking skin, but also boost our immune system. Omega 3 oils are found in fish, leafy green vegetables, ground flaxseed, legumes and nuts.
What does it Truly Mean to be Healthy?
Thanks to conventional medicine which is very effective in treating diseases and acute conditions, we are alive longer. But are we healthier and enjoying it better? You only need to look at people around you, lifestyle related diseases are at a record high level. These include cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke, liver disease, stress, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, nervous breakdown, asthma, to name a few.
To be healthy, we need to go beyond the superficial definition of health: to be free from illness, injury or pain. We should look at ourselves as a ‘whole person’, composes of a body, mind and spirit.
Hence, the maintenance of health is achieved through a combination of physical, mental and social well being, commonly referred as the 'health triangle’.
English to Chinese: Translation into Simplified Chinese General field: Tech/Engineering Detailed field: Construction / Civil Engineering
Source text - English Company Summary
Xxx Structures (legal name, Xxx Global Inc.) is a Delaware C-corporation based in Los Angeles, California, and manufacturers school classrooms and affordable housing from shipping containers. Our product is 240% more affordable and 40x stronger than the competition. Revenue-per-Customer is $120 million to $370 million.
Schools: Many schools in the United States are required by law to replace their existing portable classrooms due to being unsafe and unhealthy. California alone has 16,000 classrooms that do not meet standards and need to be replaced. Parents refuse to send their children to school and teachers refuse to teach in these classrooms because they get sick from breathing toxic materials. The market has responded and has built new environmentally-friendly classrooms however they are 240% more expensive. Xxx has solved this problem.
Affordable Housing: There are two primary problems with affordable housing in the United States 1) there is not enough housing available and 2) the housing that is available is cheaply built, very old and unsafe. Similar to the school market, the affordable housing industry has responded with new solutions however it is too expensive for real estate developers to deploy and end-users cannot afford to purchase or rent the home. Xxx has solved this problem by creating a low-cost, highly durable and easily deployable home.
Target Market and Customers
Schools: The school market is comprised of 14,000 public schools, 46,000 private schools and 4,000 colleges in the United States. There are currently 220,000 modular classrooms installed and the market is expected to grow 15,000-28,000 units a year by 2020 (6.7% CAGR). Today the US modular classroom market is $1 billion-per-year in revenue. Xxx's target market are school districts in the United States that serve a population of 1 million or larger and have a 2% population growth or greater. Areas of sales focus are: California, Washington, Oregon, Texas, North Carolina, and Florida.
Affordable Housing: There are two target markets 1) Oil, Gas and Mining workforce housing projects in North Dakota and Texas that currently have a shortage of housing supply and need 300 to 1,500 homes immediately to house their workforce and, 2) Large tract (mobile home) residential development projects in California Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina that have a demand of 500 to 2,500 residential homes.
Our business model is to sell through a distribution network and direct sales. We will have three product levels (value, performance, signature) that offer varying degrees of affordability, environmental/energy efficiency and performance. Sub-product levels will vary by size (640 to 2,560 square feet).
Competitors are defined by two sub-groups; 1) affordable and; 2) green/sustainable. Due to our design we do not require as many building components to add to the structural integrity, this saves considerable cost in materials. Due to the shipping container already being built we need less time and people to build our product, this saves considerable cost in labor and assembly.
We compete with affordable competitors on price but we significantly beat them on green/sustainability/energy efficiency, and we are also considerably more durable, have much larger windows and are considerably more safe in earthquake, tornado, and hurricane zones. We compete with Green/Sustainable competition on green/sustainability/energy efficiency levels but we significantly beat them on price.
Competitive Advantage: Due to the strength of our design we do not require as many building components to add to the structural integrity, this saves considerable cost in materials. Due to the shipping container already being built we need less time and people to build our product, this saves considerable cost in labor.
Translation - Chinese 公司简介
Xxx Structures (登记名称：Xxx Global Inc.) 运用集装箱建造学校课室与可负担住房。总部设在加州洛杉矶，是在特拉华州注册的C型股份有限公司。我们的产品比竞争对手的低廉240%，且强稳40倍。每名客户的收入介于$1.2亿至$3.7亿。
English to Chinese: Translation into Simplified Chinese General field: Bus/Financial Detailed field: Real Estate
Source text - English According to CBRE, the 4 and 5 stars rooms supply in Beijing was over 53,000 rooms in 2011 (slightly above Shanghai’s supply). Beijing is ranked the second market after Shanghai in terms of branded hotels with 35,000 internationally-branded rooms in 2010. However now as a mature city, Beijing is showing signs of slowing growth in supply in the near term as it added a considerable number of international hotels between 2005 and 2010, but the pace of new hotels opening in the coming years (up to 2013) is slowing. The international branded hotels room supply growth rate was 19% during 2005-2010, but is forecasted to reach only 4% in 2010-2013.
Major International hotel operators, such as Marriott, Accor and Peninsula, continue to search new expansion opportunities in the Beijing hotel market. Because of the rising cost of the land as well as limited availability of suitable sites, the development rates are slowing down. Despite of this, Beijing was ranked one of the top hotels pipelines in Asia/Pacific 2011 in STR Global Construction with more than 4,900 rooms under construction. The 5 and 4 star hotels prevail in the pipeline.
Following the strong growth in demand and a relatively stable supply base, the Beijing hotel market saw positive growth in occupancy in 2011. According to STR, Beijing has recorded 15% growth in room night in 2011 driven by a strong demand from both local and foreign tourists.
Market occupancy recorded 67-69% in 2011, an increase of 8% over 2010. This is similar to 68% occupancy recorded during the pre-Olympics period in March 2008. Stronger growth was seen in ADR that increased by 9% from RMB 437 in 2010 to RMB 478 in 2011. Accordingly, RevPAR recorded RMB 297 for 2011, an increase of 15 % versus 2010.
STR forecast indicates that 2012 will be another positive year with demand growing in Beijing up 3.8 %. This, coupled with limited new supply, will benefit RevPAR. JLL forecasts that In Beijing, occupancy growth and ADR growth will support RevPAR growth between 5.0-7.0 % in 2012.
Despite growing ADRs, hotels’ gross operating profits are under the increasing inflation pressures that result in raising energy and labor costs.
English to Chinese: Chiropractic translation for lay person General field: Medical Detailed field: Medical (general)
Source text - English You’ve tried dozens of different approaches to relieve your pain, but none of them have worked. You may even have considered a last-ditch effort with invasive surgery or other procedures because you simply don’t know what else to do – and you don’t want to be in pain anymore.
Pain is the first indication we have that something in our health has gone awry, but pain is often the very last effort your body makes to draw your attention to a problem. When your body performs as it should, it has incredible abilities to heal itself and avoid any problems that cause pain.
When the spine is misaligned and the nervous system is compromised, the body isn’t able to make its usual efforts to heal, and pain can be the ultimate result. Before pain, however, the body uses energy to correct the problem, which can make you less energetic overall. Your mental and emotional state can be compromised.
The bottom line? An aligned spine and a nervous system that flows freely can help make your pain disappear… and you feel better emotionally, mentally, and physically in every way.
At Xxxxx, we believe in treating the cause of your problems, not just the symptoms. We won’t prescribe medication to make your pain go away temporarily; we’ll correct the alignment problem that caused the symptoms in the first place, drying up the pain at its source.
In the process, we’ll optimize your body’s function and performance, teach you how to maintain proper spinal alignment to avoid future problems, and offer ongoing support for your wellness overall.
We’re passionate about your well-being, and we’re here to help you achieve it and keep it. Click here to learn more about our approach, how chiropractic care works, and read more about previous patients’ experiences and results.
Our approach to chiropractic care is founded in the belief that everyone’s body can – and should – function without pain.
Translation - Chinese 你尝试了数十种方式希望能舒缓疼痛，却没有一项管用。 你甚至考虑过作出最后一搏，接受侵入性手术或其他程序，只因你实在无法可施了，而且你不希望再受痛楚折磨了。
English to Chinese: Travel blog post translation with history background intro General field: Other Detailed field: Tourism & Travel
Source text - English Iwasaki Castle
Historic Iwasaki Castle on the outskirts of Nagoya
Aichi Prefecture is rich in history, particularly the history of Japan’s turbulent Period of Warring States, where samurai daimyo landowners fought for land amongst themselves. It was a period of bitter civil war. Many of the major battles that took place happened in and around Aichi Prefecture.
One castle that played a major role in these ongoing battles is Iwasaki Castle. Mostly forgotten by the history books and the tourist information sites, the castle sits in modern day Nisshin City, some 15 kilometers south east of Nagoya City. It's sited on a hill providing a clear view of the surrounding plain.
The castle is believed to have been built by Oda Nobuhide, father of Oda Nobunaga to protect his eastern borders in the early 16th Century in support of his base castle at the time, nearby Shobata Castle. Tokugawa Ieyasu’s grandfather, Matsudaira Kiyoyasu took the castle by force in 1529. Six years later, Kiyoyasu was killed by one of his own retainers during a misunderstanding, and his son, Matsudaira Hidetada, Ieyasu’s father, placed the castle in the care of Niwa Ujikiyo.
Iwasaki Castle played a major role in the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute in 1584, when Ikeda Tsuneoki lead the Toyotomi Forces against the Tokugawa-held castle. The Toyotomi plans for the battle were to make short, sharp strikes at any small castles along the route in order to keep them within their confines, then quickly move on. In the case of Iwasaki, however, the rules were abandoned when Ikeda’s forces were fired upon, and the lord himself was shot, causing him to fall from his horse. Angered and embarrassed, he ordered a full scale assault on Iwasaki. Despite a fine defense, the castle fell suffering many casualties and over 300 dead.
The Niwa clan held the castle for nearly 60 years until the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, when the Niwa were awarded a castle in present day Toyota City, and Iwasaki was abandoned. The castle was reconstructed in concrete in 1987, and the surrounding two hectares have been preserved as a park. An excavation dig some years ago revealed the remains of a well and one of the lookout towers. The castle keep is now a museum dedicated to the history of the castle, the battle and the Niwa clan. For travelers interested in Japanese history, samurai battles and castles, this is a must see!
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