Spanish to English: A las puertas de la revolución conservadora General field: Other Detailed field: Government / Politics
Source text - Spanish Florida, escenario tradicional de batallas decisivas en las urnas, es el reflejo perfecto del panorama electoral en Estados Unidos: un consagrado político republicano desplazado por un desconocido del Tea Party, un candidato demócrata castigado por la impopularidad de la gestión de la Administración federal y ríos de dinero corriendo en la campaña como si se tratase esta de una votación crucial sobre el destino de la nación. En buena medida lo es. De lo que ocurra dentro de dos semanas depende la gobernabilidad de la primera potencia mundial y la consagración de una vía ideológica extremista que puede encontrar imitadores en otros países.
En unas elecciones en las que salen a votación los 435 miembros de la Cámara de Representantes, 36 escaños del Senado y 37 puestos de gobernador entran en juego multitud de factores que frecuentemente no están conectados entre sí. Pero, en su conjunto, estos comicios que se celebran en la mitad del mandato de un presidente son, históricamente, una oportunidad de valorar su gestión y corregir el rumbo. Desde la II Guerra Mundial, solo en dos ocasiones ha triunfado el partido que ocupa la Casa Blanca, lo que indica una clara tendencia de los norteamericanos a equilibrar en las legislativas su voto de las presidenciales.
Translation - English Florida, the traditional scene of decisive ballot box battles, is a perfect reflection of the US electoral panorama: an acclaimed republican politician removed by an unknown individual from the Tea Party, a democratic candidate punished for the unpopular way he managed the Federal Administration and the rivers of money flowing into the campaign as if it were a crucial vote for the destiny of the nation. To a good extent it is. What happens in the next two weeks depends on the effectiveness of this superpower’s government and its dedication to governing by way of extreme ideology, which other countries imitate.
These elections, in which 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 36 seats in the Senate, and 37 governor positions are up for vote, are in a game of multiple factors, which frequently are not interconnected. However, as a whole, these elections, which take place in the middle of the Presidential term, are, historically, an opportunity to judge its actions, and change its course. Since the Second World War, the party that occupies the White House has only triumphed in two occasions, which indicates a clear tendency of North Americans to redress their vote in the presidential election with their vote the legislative elections.
Spanish to English: The Number of Dead Zones in the Oceans Increases General field: Science Detailed field: Environment & Ecology
Source text - Spanish El número de zonas muertas en los océanos del mundo se ha doblado cada década desde 1960, como resultado de la contaminación creciente. El Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA) ha advertido recientemente que hay 146 zonas muertas en todo el mundo, principalmente alrededor de las costas de los países ricos.
Un ejemplo es la zona muerta del Golfo de México, que puede llegar a cubrir más de 11.000 kilómetros cuadrados, y es causada sobre todo por los fertilizantes que llegan al mar a través de los ríos. Otro caso es el río Mississippi que vierte cada año 1,6 millones de toneladas de nitrógeno en el golfo, el triple que hace 40 años.
Translation - English The number of dead zones in the world’s oceans has doubled each decade since 1960 as a result of growing contamination. The United Nations Environment Programme has recently warned that there are 146 dead zones in the entire world, mainly around the coasts of rich countries.
One example is the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, which may cover more than 11,000 square kilometers and is mostly caused by fertilizers that reach the ocean through rivers. Another case is the Mississippi River, which pours 1.6 million tons of nitrogen into the Gulf each year, triple that of 40 years ago.
Chinese to English: MMORPG Text General field: Art/Literary Detailed field: Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Translation - English The trading post is an area for adventurers to exchange items.
During your adventures, if you find valuable weapons, armor, charms or other things, you can bring them to our trading post and sell them, and if you need these products you can also look for them at the trading post.
The products here are all provided by adventurers. Although we cannot guarantee that the prices are cheap, the variety of products is still great. Perhaps if you take a look around, or come by frequently you will find well priced products.
In the beginning, the city of Farinas gathered us together to colonize the area. At that time, every night there were demons and demi-humans that held strange rituals on Pointy Rock Hill. During these rituals, they howled, and the sound they howled came from the name of the foot of the hill.
When we came to colonize the area, we had already decided to go to war with the demons, but the Sage’s Eye was unexpectedly willing to help us use magic to drive the demons away. Thus began “The Great Sweeping”. After “The Great Sweeping”, the demons here were almost extinct, so we came and built our city.
Since the recent appearance of the Kubro people and recent incidents, you can see that “The Great Sweeping” did not succeed as we had hoped for, but as least for the last ten years it has been peaceful and safe.
Roger and George were the two leaders of the colonizing party. I recall that they were brothers, but they were always fighting.
Roger was an adventurer who has a strong sense of honor and superb martial arts skills. George, on the other hand, had self-control and was good at planning. They always quarrel, but one was responsible for the development of the city, and the other responsible for protecting the safety of the team. Their skills have allowed the cultivation to go smoothly, up until Pierlanock appeared.
The priests of the Sage’s Eye never thought that there would be demons capable of escaping “The Great Sweeping”, nor did they think this monster was so fierce. When we were not yet finished with the construction of the city, a crisis had fallen upon us. Finally, Roger stepped up and volunteered. He brought the spear that the Sage’s Eye had given him and entered deep into the Dead Wood Cave. He defeated Pierlanock, but we do not know what happened afterwards.
We only know that the threat of Pierlanock disappeared, and that George never returned. To commemorate the hero who saved our city from danger, we named the city after him.
Yes! Yes! This story is an unsolved mystery left over from that time, up until your arrival, you are to help us solve this mystery.
Pierlanock had skin that can defend against any sort of magic. The priests of the Sage’s Eye believed that the only way to defeat him was by using a weapon to pierce his skin, and cast magic into his body. So, they created a spear, which used magic to be launched. At the time, I saw that spear fly across the sky, but it did not hit Pierlanock. The web he had spun stopped the spear. Since then, he became very careful. During the day he hid in the Dead Wood Cave, and not until night did he come out to sneak attack us.
First, Roger took his spear back. Then, he used close combat to stick the spear into Pierlanock’s body. Everyone else opposed this because they thought it would not succeed. He brought the spear into the Dead Wood Cave.
You know the rest of the story. He succeeded in using the spear to pierce Pierlanock, and sealed him and his power up deep in the cave, but Roger surely suffered harsh injuries, and then was swallowed up by Pierlanock. So we could never find his body.
But, the intriguing thing is, why before Dean, was there no one who found the spear which sealed Pierlanock? I believe this is another story.
Chinese to English: Excerpt from Giant Bicycle Manual General field: Tech/Engineering Detailed field: Mechanics / Mech Engineering
When purchasing a bicycle, the first thing you need to pay attention to is whether or not the size of the bicycle frame suits the rider’s height. Generally, one uses the length of the top tube to measure the size of the bike frame, so the longer the top tube is, the longer the length of the entire bicycle. You can also sit on the bicycle seat and place your feet off and on the pedals. When getting off your feet should hang naturally. You can use the extra space to allow your legs to stretch when pedaling.
The brake system is an accessory that every bicycle must have. It is an important key to bicycle safety. The bicycle steering handle bar consists of the brake handle, caliper, and Bowden cables.
Every bicycle brake handle is different, but their structure is generally the same. Twisting the screw will alter the size of the grip width. After adjusting the screw, assure that the nut is tight. If the brake grip is too tight, then slightly loosen the screw to maintain normal bicycle functions.
Contents of the Warranty
During the warranty period, if damage to the bicycle occurs under normal use conditions as according to the user manual, the original bicycle sales store will provide great after sale service, but under other circumstances, the following rules apply:
Bicycle Frame: Guaranteed for five years from the day of sale.
General parts (one year warranty): rims, seat, seat post, gear shifter, front gears, back gears, crank, axle, front bicycle hub, back bicycle hub, handle bar, vertical handle bar post, front grip, back grip, brake handle, front mud guard, back mud guard, kick stand, rack, pedals, etc.
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