Increasing ownership expands Oxford English lexicon

Increasing ownership expands Oxford English lexicon

New Castle, England, February 23, 2020 Nigeria was recently in the spotlight when the Oxford English Dictionary announced  that its January 2020 update included 29 Nigerian English words. The reception, in both the traditional and new media, was nothing short of sensational. Most Nigerians expressed a great sense of pride in the fact that the unique ways in which they use…

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Another step towards Smoke-Free New Zealand 2025

Another step towards Smoke-Free New Zealand 2025

Jenny Salesa Wellington, February 23, 2020 The government is set to introduce to Parliament tomorrow (Monday, February 24, 2020) a new Bill that will regulate vaping. ‘The Smoke-Free Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill’ will receive its first reading in March when the Bill will then be referred to the Health Select Committee. Striking a balance The Bill aims…

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Teenage debutante scores with sublime performance

Teenage debutante scores with sublime performance

Venkat Raman Auckland, February 22, 2020 Reviewing a Bharata Natyam Arangetram is always a challenging and interesting exercise. Does one praise the debutante as a measure of encouragement or provide a critical review which may disillusion the artiste and enrage his or her guru, parents and supporters? However, teenager Akshaya Pushparajah won the hearts of the audience with an almost…

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RNZ needs strategic leadership to promote musical diversity

RNZ needs strategic leadership to promote musical diversity

Michael Norris Wellington, February 22, 2020 Note: This article was published on February 16, 2020 After a week-long controversy, New Zealand’s public broadcaster Radio New Zealand (RNZ) has withdrawn a proposal to axe its classical music station RNZ Concert. But despite the sudden backtrack, RNZ Concert isn’t safe yet. Whatever the final outcome of RNZ’s rethink, it is clear that the board and management…

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