Dictionary.com’s new definitions help create a better world

Language doesn’t just help us communicate, it is an important part of how we understand the world. The definitions that are given to words affect how we perceive them and popular phases show social attitudes and shape our understanding of the world. As social norms change, language needs to as well and the lexicographers at […]

He created a Hindi to English dictionary to pass IIT-JEE

Mahesh thought he had broken the language barrier, but college was tough. “Some of the foreign-educated professors spoke with a heavy accent. For the longest time, I didn’t know what ‘yeah’ means,” Mahesh laughs. He found a mentor in one of his professors, who came from a similar background, which instilled confidence. Over five years, […]

Ars toasts English language as Web 2.0 named millionth word

Stung by criticism from linguists, GLM’s FAQ includes the question, “A number of linguists disagree with the Million Word March. Why?” And, in case the answer to that one doesn’t clear things up, there’s a second question: “Every so often, we hear arguments about the insurmountable obstacles in the path of estimating the number of […]

English Premier League Footballers Take a Knee for Season Launch

This is despite the UK branch of the movement, BLMUK, drawing criticism for posting from its official Twitter account messages about “abolishing” the police, ending capitalism, and ‘FREE PALESTINE’ posts employing the antisemitic dog whistle alleging Israel was ‘gagging’ the “right to critique Zionism and Israel’s settler-colonial pursuits” in British politics.

Nearly 1.6 lakh teachers in UP to get free online spoken English course through DIKSHA portal

Language teachers of around 1.60 lakh government-run primary and upper primary schools of UP will soon be able to improve their pronunciation and teaching skills through tailor-made free of cost smart spoken English course videos made available for them. Experts of English Language Teaching Institute (ELTI), Prayagraj, have completed the task of designing the course, […]

Teachers of 1.6 lakh schools in UP to get free online spoken English course through DIKSHA portal

“We saw that none of the courses already there could cater to the knowledge of English language along with speaking practice that we needed for our teachers. The course designed by us will give knowledge of syntax, including grammar and sentence structure, besides pronunciation, vocabulary as well as information regarding common errors made by most. […]

Children get free heart disease examinations

Doctors from Đà Nẵng-Hoàn Mỹ Hospital said 16 children were diagnosed with congenital heart disease from the programme, and they have been provided with free heart surgeries with funding from VinaCapital Foundation and AOG World Relief.

English Premier League side Everton sign Columbian midfielder James Rodriguez from Real Madrid on two-year deal

Upon his return to the Bernabeu, James could only make 8 appearances in an injury ravaged season in which he was mostly sidelined because of a knee injury. The player made a total of 125 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 37 goals and providing 42 assists. In terms of silverware, James won two La Liga’s […]

HCM City’s new mobile app offers free legal advice to workers

The app, Liên đoàn Lao động Quận 1 (District 1’s Labour Confederation), allows smartphone users to ask text-based questions and receive consultations on issues related to the Labor Code, Law on Social Insurance, Trade Union Law, Law on Occupational Safety and Health, and other regulations.

Debt swaps could free funds to tame climate, biodiversity and virus threats

While Britain no longer holds much developing-country debt after forgiving most of it decades ago, as host of next year’s major U.N. climate summit it could put pressure on creditors in London’s financial center to participate in such swaps, he said.