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  • £483,803

    New research shows that despite recession blues and political and economic uncertainty, property values have comfortably outpaced growth in London salaries, which since 2011 have risen by just 54p a day — pushing the gulf between average incomes and average property prices to its widest ever point. The research found that in December 2011 the average home in London cost £292,284. Today that has soared to £483,803, according to analysis by Savills. Meanwhile, average London salaries have inched upwards from £34,336 to £34,531. The average London home has been going up in value by £105 a day for five years.

    property/bien (immobilier) - to outpace/devancer, dépasser – gulf/ici, écart - to soar/grimper en flèche - to inch upwards/augmenter lentement

    Publié le 22/03/2017

  • $1B

    Airbnb has closed on a more than $1 billion round of funding in February, according to CNBC. It is now worth approximately $31 billion. The company also turned profitable in the second quarter of 2016, a person close to the company confirmed with CNBC. The home-sharing giant further expects to be profitable this year, the source said, and has no plans to go public soon. Since its start in 2008, Airbnb has raised more than $3 billion.

    round of funding/cycle de financement – profitable/rentable – quarter/trimestre - to go, went, gone public/entrer en Bourse - to raise/lever (fonds)

    Publié le 22/03/2017

  • 43C

    The Australian outback town of Birdsville is famously hot but record-breaking conditions have pushed the mercury north of 43C every day from 26 January, Australia Day, to the beginning of February. The temperature has only dipped below 40C on five days so far this year in the Queensland desert community, and not once since 23 January when some rain kept it down to 37.5C.

    (the) Outback/région aride située au cœur de l’Australie, arrière-pays, intérieur des terres - record-breaking/exceptionnel - to dip/tomber – below/au-dessous de - so far/jusqu'à présent - to keep, kept, kept sth down/maintenir qch "à la baisse"

    Publié le 23/02/2017

  • 47.6M

    The number of visitors to the UK’s major museums and galleries fell by more than 2 million last year, the first decline in almost a decade. A report by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport found that 47.6 million people visited institutions such as Tate Modern, the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum between April 2015 and April 2016, a drop from the record-breaking 50 million who went in the previous 12-month period.

    to fall, fell, fallen/chuter – report/rapport, étude - such as/tel(les) que – drop/baisse – previous/précédent

    Publié le 23/02/2017

  • $2B

    Over the next five years, the company behind Snapchat will pay Google at least $2 billion in cloud bills. Last month, Snap revealed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it signed a five-year contract to pay Google at least $400 million a year for cloud services. That's a steep figure, considering that Snap made roughly $404 million last year.

    over/ici, au cours de - at least/au moins – billion/milliard – bill/facture, note – filing/déclaration (auprès d'un organisme ou d'une instance juridique) – steep/raide; ici, considérable – considering/étant donné, si l’on prend en compte le fait que - to make, made, made/gagner, rapporter – roughly/environ

    Publié le 23/02/2017

  • 70,000

    Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River near New York eight years ago. They have been paying for it with their lives ever since. An Associated Press analysis of bird-killing programmes at the New York City area's three major airports found that nearly 70,000 gulls, starling, geese and other birds have been slaughtered, mostly by shooting and trapping, since the 2009 accident, and it is not clear if those killings have made the skies safer.

    to take, took, taken the blame for/porter la responsabilité de - jetliner/avion de ligne - to land/faire atterrir - gull/mouette - starling/étourneau - goose (pl. geese)/oie, ici bernache - to slaughter/massacrer, abattre - to trap/piéger, capturer

    Publié le 30/01/2017

  • 8 calls/day

    In the UK, Childline has been receiving an average of eight calls a day from children and adolescents about gender dysphoria and transgender issues, more than double the number received the year before. Record numbers of children sought counselling about gender identity from the NSPCC’s helpline during 2015-16, with 2,796 calls being made compared with 1,299 calls in the previous 12 months. Childline received calls from children as young as 11 who said their biological sex did not match their gender identity. The calls ranged from anxiety about telling parents, experience of transphobic bullying and mental distress caused by long delays in receiving medical treatment.

    average/moyenne - issue/question(nement) - to seek, sought, sought/chercher (à obtenir) - counselling/conseils, aide - to match/correspondre à - to range (from... to)/aller (de... à) - bullying/brimades, intimidation, acharnement - distress/détresse, souffrance - delay/ici, (temps d'attente

    Publié le 27/12/2016

  • 1.2%

    Inflation has hit its highest level in more than two years thanks to the sharp depreciation of the pound since the Brexit vote, according to the latest prices report from the Office for National Statistics. The Consumer Prices Index rose 1.2 per cent in the year to November, up from 0.9 per cent in October and more than the 1.1 per cent increase City of London analysts had expected. That was the fastest rate of increase since October 2014.

    to hit, hit, hit/atteindre - sharp/ici, fort - pound (£)/livre (sterling) - latest/dernier (en date) - report/rapport, étude - consumer/consommateur - to rise, rose, risen/augmenter - increase/augmentation, hausse - to expect/s'attendre à, anticiper, prédire - rate/taux, vitesse

    Publié le 27/12/2016

  • 1/6

    About 1 in 6 U.S. adults reported taking at least one psychiatric drug, usually an antidepressant or an anti-anxiety medication, and most had been doing so for a year or more, according to a new analysis. The report is based on 2013 government survey data on some 242 million adults and provides the most fine-grained snapshot of prescription drug use for psychological and sleep problems to date.

    about/environ - at least/au moins - drug/ici, médicament - medication/ici, médicament - so/ici, cela - survey/étude, enquête, sondage - data/données, statistiques - to provide/fournir, offrir, donner - fine-grained/détaillé, précis - snapshot/ici, aperçu - prescription/(délivré sur) ordonnance - to date/à ce jour

    Publié le 27/12/2016

  • 500

    India's move to scrap 500 and 1,000 rupee notes is poor economics, a leading economist says. Kaushik Basu, the former chief economist for the World Bank, says the "collateral damage" is likely to outstrip its benefits. The overnight ban on the notes last month was intended to crack down on corruption and so-called "black money" or illegal cash holdings. But it sparked scenes of chaos outside banks and ATMs.

    to scrap/supprimer - note/billet (de banque) - to be poor economics/ici, être une mesure contreproductive - leading/de premier plan - to outstrip/dépasser - overnight/du jour au lendemain - ban/interdiction - to crack down on/ici, enrayer - cash holdings/avoirs en liquide - to spark/déclencher - ATM = automated teller machine/DAB, distributeur automatique

    Publié le 1/12/2016

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