2015年9月1日 星期二

controls, price/rent controls, storied, benefit

At the end of July about 1,000 people packed into an auditorium in Seattle for a two-hour long debate on rent controls. In New York, Bill de Blasio, the mayor, has campaigned vigorously for rent freezes on rent-stabilised apartments. In London, several mayoral hopefuls have mooted the idea of introducing some form of rental control to the city. Why are rent controls popular, and would they work?http://econ.st/1NIPZSb



With pressure from Germany, the European Commission agreed to draw up proposals that are expected to widen the scope of legislation on tax evasion, and close a loophole under which trusts and some other savings escape the sorts of controls that cash is subject to.

Go to Article from The New York Times»



WASHINGTON — On the day before moving into the nation’s most storied house, Barack Obama visited a shelter for teenagers with no home. With sleeves rolled up, he spent a few minutes painting for the benefit of the cameras that trail him everywhere now.



Mark Cuban may be the favored bidder, for now, in Tribune's auction of the Chicago Cubs, reportedly offering $1.3 billion for the storied sports team, according to The Deal.





Blackstone already controls more than 100,000 hotel rooms in the U.S. and Europe through its ownership of LaQuinta Inns and Suites and LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels. In the last three years, Blackstone has acquired $15 billion in hotel assets. By adding Hilton, one of the industry's most storied names, Blackstone takes on a major, long-term business commitment.



Storied Rembrandt to Be Shown at the Getty 
By RANDY KENNEDY
An early Rembrandt portrait that has not been on public view for more than two decades and has a lively criminal past will re-emerge for several months, beginning on Tuesday at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.


storied
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adjective [before noun] MAINLY US
often spoken of or written about; famous:
Theirs was the most storied romance in Hollywood.


benefit Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
1 a helpful or good effect, or something intended to help:
The discovery of oil brought many benefits to the town.
One of the many benefits of foreign travel is learning how to cope with the unexpected.
He's had the benefit of an expensive education and yet he continues to work as a waiter.
I didn't get/derive (much) benefit from school.
With the benefit of hindsight (= Helped by the knowledge since learned) it is easy for us to see where we went wrong.
SLIGHTLY FORMAL She drinks a lot less now, to the benefit of (= resulting in an improvement in) her health as a whole.

2 the money given by the government to people who need financial help, for example because they cannot find a job:
MAINLY UK unemployment benefit
I'm on benefit at the moment.

benefit Show phonetics
verb [I or T] -t-
to be helped by something or to help someone:
I feel that I have benefited greatly from her wisdom.
How can we benefit those who most need our help?

beneficial Show phonetics
adjective
The improvement in sales figures had a beneficial (= helpful or good) effect/influence on the company as a whole.
A stay in the country will be beneficial to his health.





:  the regulation of economic activity especially by government directive —usually used in pluralcontrol
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controls
(普通pl.) 制御手段; (pl.) 操縦装置;
  1. An instrument or set of instruments used to operate, regulate, or guide a machine or vehicle. Often used in the plural.
A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb: a control on prices; price controls

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