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  • No printed OED for 10 years

    first_imgOxford University Press have said that they have no current plans to produce new print editions of the Oxford English Dictionary.Juliet Evans, press representative of the OED, confirmed that work has begun on the next edition. This massive undertaking will be the first-ever revision of the entire work and is likely to take at least a decade.A combination of the large amount of time required to revise the dictionary and the popularity of its online form have contributed to the University Press’s decision not to publish a new printed version in the near future.Dr. Charlotte Brewer, a fellow of Hertford College, and expert on the OED, confirmed: “They started in 2000 in the middle of the alphabet with ‘M’, and after eight years they have reached part-way through the letter ‘Q’ – so it would be a bit premature to print just this slice of the alphabet.”Extensive investment in OED online means that new additions and re-writings of the text are published immediately on the internet. Dr. Brewer  argued that  the OED’s expansion on the web “has immeasurably enriched the variety of data it deals with, especially since many historical texts are now available in this form.”However the online updates have come under some criticism. Evans said, “This vast quantity of material has made life more complicated for OED, since it has enormously expanded their work-load – and new resources keep on coming online.” Evans commented that, “A new print edition is hardly feasible until we have finished revising the text, which will take at least ten more years. However, we will consider any form of publication, including print, which will meet readers’ needs at the time.”Dr. Brewer added, “There are lots of advantages to consulting OED online, since it is much quicker to look up a series of words, to cross-refer between words, and to interrogate the contents of the dictionary analytically.” Since March 2000 there have been 33 quartely releases of new and revised material. OUP also publishes the full OED on CD-ROM, and offers many other dictionaries of English in print and electronic forms, including the Shorter and Concise OEDs, the Oxford Dictionary of English and the New Oxford American Dictionary.The dictionary has been in print continuously since its first publication in 1888. The current edition (first published in 20 volumes in 1989) continues to sell well.last_img read more

  • Did you miss these stories over the weekend?

    first_imgDuring a three-hour Hoboken City Council meeting on Wednesday night, the council argued over a resolution for the city to negotiate with the owners of a historic church to keep them from turning it into condos. The owners of the old stone 7th Day Adventists Church on Ninth and Bloomfield streets plan to carve out six condos there, but have pledged to keep the exterior structure the same. The proposed council resolution would ask them to preserve the inside for some sort of community use, and instead build more densely on property they partly own at 83 Willow Ave. But critics of the proposal said that the owners have already said “no” to similar offers, and that the measure was only brought up as a political stunt. Click here for more.Students from schools throughout Jersey City were sworn in as members of the Jersey City Youth Court on Feb. 15, marking a new approach to dealing with minor crimes among kids. Youth Court is a program that was started in the 1990s by then-Attorney General Janet Reno, is an innovative, peer-based model that will train youths to hear low-level, real-life cases involving their peers in the hope it will prevent their getting involved in the criminal justice system. Jersey City thus becomes the second city in the state to launch a youth court program and joins more than 1,150 youth courts operating in 49 states and the District of Columbia. “This is something that will change people’s lives,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. Click here for more. × In the wake of Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants, Union City has started an ID program to help local residents get municipal services and attend local programs. The ID will not allow people to vote. The number of residents who came to Town Hall to fill out applications on March 1 quickly approached 500 only a half hour after the applications opened, according to an anonymous city official who spoke with a reporter. This exceeded the building’s occupancy limit, forcing the city to shut the process down two and a half hours earlier than planned. They reopened the process all day the next day, and will continue to sign people up from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Click here for more.last_img read more

  • Lights out at the Concord Mall due to an unpaid utility bill

    first_img Pinterest Google+ (Amanda Wilkinson/Elkhart Truth) Mallwalkers and shoppers at the Concord Mall found themselves in the dark on Wednesday when the lights went out in the common areas.WSBT reports that it was due to an unpaid utility bill for the mall, which was sold nearly one year ago. The new owners were behind in paying the bill, so service was turned off.The lights are expected to be back on by the end of the week. IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Lights out at the Concord Mall due to an unpaid utility bill Google+ By Tommie Lee – January 14, 2021 0 421 Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSmall businesses are growing, hiringNext articleElkhart teenager receives 63-year prison sentence for murder Tommie Leelast_img read more

  • Costa Rica Seizes More than 1 Metric Ton of Cocaine in the Caribbean

    first_imgBy Gustavo Arias Retana/Diálogo July 23, 2020 In a joint patrol effort, Costa Rican and U.S. authorities seized more than 1 metric ton of cocaine in two vessels in the Caribbean Sea on May 23. The seizures took place near the Cahuita and Manzanillo communities, in Limón province.Authorities also found 19 barrels of fuel in one of the speedboats that criminals used to ship the drug. (Photo: Costa Rican Ministry of Public Security)“Both cases are apparently connected, with significant international involvement, as the seizures are linked to a Colombian transnational criminal ring […],” Costa Rican Minister of Public Security Michael Soto told Diálogo. “Mainly Panamanian, U.S., and Costa Rican units took part in the operation […].”The first case came about after Costa Rican authorities received an alert from the U.S. Coast Guard about a suspicious vessel that ignored the stop order sent by the Costa Rican National Coast Guard Service. As a result, authorities “chased a speedboat for several minutes, resulting in gunfire exchanges and the detention of five individuals,” Soto said. Police authorities reported finding 22 bales of cocaine in the boat, weighing about 534 kilograms.The second case involved the help of Panama’s National Air and Naval Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, which began “a pursuit that started in Panama and continued in Costa Rica. The individuals, who traveled in a speedboat, nearly crashed into the coast, and then escaped,” the Public Security minister said. Police officers boarded the stranded speedboat in Manzanillo, Limón, where they seized 25 packages with about 550 kg of cocaine hydrochloride.“These cases are connected to criminal rings that operate not only in Costa Rica, but throughout the region, and that are taking advantage of the pandemic to make these moves,” Soto said. “But here, Colombia collaborated with information, Panama with the pursuit, and the U.S. Coast Guard with air support, while we made the arrests; it’s an effort we carry out as a team,” he said.last_img read more

  • Gov. Cuomo announced draft of NYS COVID vaccination administration program

    first_imgPhase 4; All other essential workers. Governor Cuomo said the draft of the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Program is designed with multiple variables of change in mind regarding the availability of the vaccine. The released draft from the NYS Department of Health requires local and federal governments to work together with organizations in communities and is posed to be the framework for a safe and effective distribution of a COVID vaccine. Phase 1; Helathcare workers, long term care facility workers, most at risk long-term care patients. Cuomo said, “We are coming up with a plan on many presumptions. We don’t know how many doses we’re going to get. We don’t know what vaccine we’re going to get. We don’t know when we’re going to get it. The state will have a statewide vaccination plan. We will do it in concert with the federal government. The federal government is in charge of producing the actual vaccine and distributing the vaccines.” Governor Cuomo and the NYS Department of Health recognize the draft is subject to change based on details coming in the future from the federal government. Phase 5; Healthy adults and children. center_img NEW YORK (WBNG) –Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today a draft for the New York State program of coronavirus vaccine administration. Phase 2; First responders, teachers and school staff, public health workers, essential frontline workers who work with the public, long-term care patients in congregate settings, high-risk individuals with health conditions. Phase 3; Individuals over age 65, individuals under age 65 who are considered high risk. To see the full New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Program outline, click here. The plan is to prioritize those most at risk and those who are essential workers. Additional prioritization after those most at risk is outlined below.last_img read more

  • House of the Pannonian Sea is a new attraction of the Papuk Nature Park

    first_img16 million years ago, Papuk was an island in the Pannonian Sea where rhinos roamed and around which an extinct species of shark swam today. Numerous fossils of once living organisms, mostly marine animals, testify to the ancient past of this “Slavonian archipelago”, which in Velika, as part of the Papuk Nature Park, received a new, impressive exhibition – the House of the Pannonian Sea. This visitor-education center was opened at the end of 2019, it is part of the existing Visitor Center in Velika, and on an area of ​​158 square meters, in addition to exhibition halls, there are multipurpose lecture halls for interactive lectures, souvenir shops and outdoor classrooms. Požega-Slavonia County received another tourist asset, but also a modern educational center – the House of the Pannonian Sea, a unique place that testifies to the past of the “Slavonian archipelago”. This attraction certainly enriches the contents of the Papuk Nature Park, which recorded a record number of visitors last year. The arrangement and equipping of the “House of the Pannonian Sea”, worth almost five million kuna, is an important part of the project “Geo Stories of the UNESCO Geopark”, co-financed by the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds. In addition to the House of the Pannonian Sea, the project procured electric and mountain bikes for rent in Velika and Jankovac Forest Park, an adrenaline park was built in Velika last year, and the first Duboka eco-park was opened three years ago, powered by solar panels. and which has its own recycling yard and biological water purifier. Thus, Požega-Slavonia County has become a top destination for all those who think about the environment, excursionists and recreationists. By the way, Papuk Nature Park had a record attendance in 2019, it was visited by 52.485 tourists – almost 50 percent more than a year earlier. There is no doubt that the House of the Pannonian Sea, as a testimony to life as it once was, will attract new visitors, especially schoolchildren who will learn about the geological story of this area in an original and technologically advanced way.last_img read more

  • UK: OGA formally awards six licenses to Cluff Natural Resources

    first_imgSouthern North Sea AwardsThe Southern North Sea blocks awarded to CLNR contain a number of drilled discoveries, undrilled prospects and leads with an estimated combined unrisked P50 prospective resources of approximately 1.9 TCF net to CLNR. The firm work program associated with Phase A of the initial term of the licenses is restricted to data acquisition, reprocessing and sub-surface studies, and is focussed on providing greater clarity around prospect volumetrics and risk. Central North Sea AwardsLicense P2352, which consists of parts of blocks 22/24f and 22/25g, is located in a relatively under-explored area of the Central North Sea, adjacent to the large Marnock-Skua field. The blocks contain the Tesla Discovery (well 22/24a-11) in the Pentland Formation and the low-risk Dewar prospect in the Forties Sandstone.Previous operators have also proposed leads in the deeper Jurassic formations which require further assessment during the initial phases of the license.Block 22/19f, which is in the P2384 license, contains multi-level oil prospectivity in the proven Fulmar, Skagerrak and Rotliegend formations. Previous operators have identified a large number of prospects and leads which require further assessment during the initial phase of the license.Cluff CEO, Graham Swindells, said: “We are delighted to have received and accepted the formal award of these additional licenses by the UK Oil & Gas Authority following the announcement of provisional awards in May 2018.“We believe these licenses to be highly prospective and we are in the process of commencing technical work to accelerate their development.” UK-based investment company Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR) has received and accepted the formal award by the UK Oil and Gas Authority for six licenses covering a total of ten full and part blocks.30th Licensing Round map; Source: OGAThe provisional awards for the licenses were won by the company in the UK’s 30th Offshore Licencing Round. In the round, UK’s regulator Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) offered 123 licenses over 229 blocks or part-blocks to 61 companies.CLNR said on Thursday that the company was formally awarded four Southern North Sea licenses and two Central North Sea licenses.Of the four SNS licenses, three (P2424, P2428, and P2437) were 100 percent-owned by CLNR while the company has a 25 percent equity in the fourth license.License P2435, which consists of blocks 47/10d and 48/6d, is operated by the Parkmead Group.As for the Central North Sea, the P2352 and P2384 are both 100 percent-owned by the investment firm.According to the company, the formal start date of each of the licenses is October 1. The initial phase of each license will be four years, except for the P2424 and P2428 licences where the initial phase will be three years.“[The company] views these blocks as highly prospective with many containing undeveloped discoveries and exploration upside which significantly enhances both the pipeline of potential drilling opportunities and the overall prospective resources associated with the company’s portfolio,” CNLR said.last_img read more

  • Keller can’t be caught at Dacotah

    first_imgMANDAN, N.D. (June 2) – Jeremy Keller couldn’t be caught in the Friday feature for IMCA Modi­fieds at Dacotah Speedway.Quentin Kinzley was the early leader, ahead of Shawn Strand and Jason Wolla. Wolla, who started eleventh, cracked into the top three by lap 10.Strand caught and passed Kinzley before a caution for debris from Wolla’s race car brought out a caution on lap 12. Wolla was sent to the tail end of the field and on the restart, Keller went low under Strand and took the lead.Keller pulled away from the field until another caution regrouped the field. He edged away on the restart as Strand and Marlyn Seidler battled for second. Seidler slipped by for second with eight laps to go, bringing Brad Hartigan with him.No one could catch Keller, however. Seidler finished second ahead of Hartigan. Strand finished fourth while Travis Olheiser made a late-race pass to finish fifthJason Berg won the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature comfortably ahead of Chase Schlafmann. Alex Thompson crossed the Open Road Honda finish line third ahead of Craig Kastner and Stan Thompson.last_img read more

  • Lallana hails Clyne swoop

    first_img Press Association Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes the club have pulled off a “great coup” with the signing of former Southampton team-mate Nathaniel Clyne. “To manage to persuade him to sign for Liverpool – as I’m sure there would have been other top clubs, and even European clubs interested in him – is a great coup for us. “When Southampton signed him from Palace you could see he had potential. “Since then, he’s developed and learnt the game – he’s turned from a kid into a man on the pitch. “He’s as solid as they come for a right-back and getting forward, he’s got goals in his locker. “In one versus one situations defensively, he’s the kind of full-back you just don’t want to come up against.” Clyne, 24, made his England debut last November and is expected to be the replacement for Glen Johnson at both club and international level. “Last season he probably had his best season at Southampton, got an England call up and he’s been a regular in the squad ever since,” added Lallana. “I’ve not been surprised by his progress.” The England right-back became the Reds’ sixth signing of a busy summer when he completed a £12million move on Wednesday. “It’s a massive signing for us,” Lallana told The Liverpool midfielder is also impressed by the moves the club have already made in readiness for the start of pre-season next week. “The signings so far have been tremendous,” he said. “There’s (Roberto) Firmino, (James) Milner, (Danny) Ings and now Clyne, as well as (Adam) Bogdan and (Joe) Gomez. “It’s a great variety and added to what we’ve already got, hopefully it can be a good combination for success.” Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen believes the club’s captain-elect Jordan Henderson will be England’s dominant midfielder over the next few years. “The last season he really has developed into a world-class football player,” he told “With Gerrard on his way out (to Los Angeles Galaxy) and the captaincy available, now is the time for Henderson to kick on and develop in his career. “I think he will be Liverpool and England’s dominant midfield player for years to come.” last_img read more