2016年2月2日 星期二

equity, inequity, job bias, net worth, draw the curtains




There were rumours that Churchman had been involved in a pay dispute with the corporation, and had brought in actors' union Equity. But no-one involved would confirm the story.
"Was Grace Archer coldly and calmly murdered - to rid the Archers of Ysanne Churchman?" The Daily Mirror asked.
"The BBC know the facts. So does Equity. And, of course, so does Ysanne Churchman. But, dead girls can tell no tales."



negative net worth




House Passes 2 Measures on Job Bias By ROBERT PEAR
Taking aim at a 2007 Supreme Court ruling, the House voted to give women new tools to challenge pay inequity.



The $50 billion takeover of Bell Canada, the largest leveraged buyout in history, collapsed late Wednesday night, drawing a curtain to the end of blockbuster private equity deals.


draw (= open or close) the curtains

inequitable 
adjective FORMAL
not fair; good for some and bad for others:
The current health care system is inequitable and unjust, with huge disparities between rich and poor.

inequity 
noun [C or U] FORMAL
inequities in the health care system

equity
  1. [名]
  2. 1 [U]((形式))公平さ,公正(fairness);公明正大;無私無欲
  3. 2 財産物件の純粋価格:諸経費を差し引いた額.
  4. 3 株式
    • equity capital
    • 株式資本,自己資本.
  5. 4 《法律》
  6. (1)衡平法:慣習法(common law)の欠点を公正と正義で補う英米法の体系.
  7. (2)[U]衡平裁定.
  8. 5 ((E-))((英))俳優組合(Actors' Equity Association).


bias (PREFERENCE)
noun
1 [C usually singularU] a tendency to support or oppose a particular person or thing in an unfair way by allowing personal opinions to influence your judgment:
The government has accused the media of bias.
Reporters must be impartial and not show political bias.
There was clear evidence of a strong bias against her.
There has always been a slight bias in favour of/towards employing arts graduates in the company.

2 [C usually singular] a preference towards a particular subject or thing:
She showed a scientific bias at an early age.

bias
verb [T] -ss- or US USUALLY -s-
The judge ruled that the information should be withheld on the grounds that it would bias the jury against (= influence them unfairly against) the accused.

biasedUK ALSO biassed
adjective
showing an unreasonable like or dislike for a person based on personal opinions:
The newspapers gave a very biased report of the meeting.
I think she's beautiful but then I'm biased since she's my daughter.
NOTE: The opposite is unbiased.

net worth


【会計】正味資産[財産], 純資産.


The amount by which a company or individual's assets exceed their liabilities.
Investopedia Says:
For a company, this is known as shareholder's (or owner's) equity and is determined by subtracting liabilities on the balance sheet from assets. For example, if a company has $45 million worth of liabilities and $65m worth of assets the company's net worth (shareholder's equity) would be $20m ($65m - $45m).

Alternatively, let's say an individual has only three assets, $100,000 worth of common stock, $30,000 worth of bonds and title to a $190,000 house. Conversely they have only one liability, $150,000 owing on their mortgage. The individual's net worth would be $170,000 ([$100,000 + $30,000 + $190,000] - [$150,000]).




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