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Source text - Russian BP потратила на ликвидацию последствий разлива нефти в Мексиканском заливе более $2,65 млрд. (неделей раньше сумма составляла около $2 млрд.)
Эта сумма включает в себя стоимость ликвидации последствий разлива, стоимость строительства дополнительных "разгрузочных" скважин герметизации скважины, гранты прибрежным странам и выплаты по искам. К компании подано 80 тысяч исков от пострадавших, по 41 тысяче из них сделаны выплаты на $128 млн. (неделей раньше сумма составляла $104 млн.)
При этом в Мексиканском заливе набирает силу тропический шторм «Алекс», который направляется в сторону штата Техас. По последним прогнозам, «Алекс» превратится в ураган уже на этой неделе, скорость ветра достигнет 95 км/час. Как ожидается, стихийное бедствие не доберется до района Мексиканского залива. Но существует высокая вероятность возникновения новых ураганов в заливе, которые помешают работам BP.
Translation - English BP has spent more than $2.65 billion on operations to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The week before, costs for the clean-up had totaled approximately $2 billion.
This figure includes costs stemming from clean-up operations, the construction of additional "run-off" wells, well capping, grants to coastal countries and the payment of claims. The company is the subject of 80 000 claims from people affected by the spill, with 41 000 of these claims settled for a total of $128 million. One week previously, the cumulative amount of claims settled stood at $104 million.
At the same time, tropical storm "Alex" is gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico, moving towards the Texas coast. According to the latest forecasts, "Alex" will be upgraded to "hurricane" status later this week, with wind speeds reaching up to 95 kilometres per hour. The storm is not expected to reach the Gulf of Mexico. However, there is a high probability of new hurricanes in the Gulf, which will hinder BP's efforts.
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I have 15 years of experience in providing high-quality translation services from Russian, Ukrainian and French.
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Firstly, because I have always loved languages. I grew up in Montreal's multi-lingual environment (it's not just French and English) and was always fascinated by the play of the various languages on the streets, on public transport and in my friends' homes, where I would regularly hear French, Greek, Italian and Portuguese. My family contributed to my sense of wonder at languages, with my polyglot sister and British parents, each with a very distinctive dialect of his/her own (RP and Glaswegian, respectively). My mother has had a lifelong fascination with idiom and etymology and encouraged the same in me. At school, in addition to French (of course), I had the welcome opportunity to study Latin, which would later stand me in good stead as I went on to study Russian and German (in light of the introduction to a morphology very distinct from that of English).
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