In response to the politician’s tweet, the official account for Oxford Dictionaries, which is maintained by OUP, replied: “We can confirm that the image showing the entry ‘Modilie’ is fake and does not exist in any of our Oxford Dictionaries.” Gandhi coined the term ‘modilie’ after alleging that Modi interfered in a major arms deal with the French government, against the wishes of the Ministry of Defence. The allegations were later found to be unsupported by government documentation. Oxford University Press declined to comment, but stood by the content of their tweet. Twitter users replied to the tweet with some of them posting memes. One user responded to Gandhi’s tweet with a screenshot from Urban Dictionary with the entry ‘rahulled’, based on Gandhi, meaning “to talk irrelevant nonsense to questions asked by someone and thereby make a complete fool of oneself”. Another joked: “Rahul can now lay undisputed claim to an Oxford education.” Users speculated about the reaction of Gandhi. One warned Oxford Dictionaries: “Now Rahul Gandhi and his cronies will call you a liar.” Modi successfully compared his biography as the “son of a poor tea seller” with Gandhi’s upbringing as part of a political dynasty which continue to be common in India. Some of his party have argued Gandhi’s family history could be seen as an asset as he is likely to have “political experience.” Oxford University Press (OUP) attracted praise and criticism last week when the Twitter account for Oxford Dictionaries, which it runs, became involved in the Indian general election. Gandhi was resoundingly defeated in the Indian general election on Thursday, with Hindu-nationalist Narendra Modi winning a second term as Prime Minister. He also lost his parliamentary seat in Amethi, which has long been a stronhold, described as the “family bastion seat.” He will continue to sit in parliament, however, representing his second seat. Another predicted: “Now piddis will create new snapshot for “Oxfordilie””. Gandhi’s supports have been nicknamed ‘piddis’ since the politician claimed that his dog Piddi runs his Twitter account. Rahul Gandhi, the leading opposition candidate to incumbent Prime Minister Naredra Modi, took to Twitter to suggest that his neologism had been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. In the screenshot posted by Gandhi, ‘Modilie’, a portmanteau of ‘Modi’ and ‘lie’, is defined as “to lie without respite.” Along with the screenshot, Gandhi wrote: “There’s a new word in the English Dictionary. Attached is a snapshot of the entry :)”
Stuff co.nz 8 April 2016Family First Comment: Fantastic initiative. Pity the prostitution law has exacerbated the harm and risk. “It might be big money, the night life, bright lights, that sort of thing. The night life and the money is good, but it’s not worth it. The guilt that you carry inside – women don’t talk about that. They’ll say they’re fine and put on a mask but underneath, it’s not like that.” – Former prostituteWomen wanting to escape the sex trade will soon be able to seek refuge in Palmerston North after the creation of a safe house – the first facility of its kind in the country.A Palmerston North woman and former sex worker, who goes by the name Rosalie Haven, is behind the efforts to help get at risk women off the streets and into a safe environment.The house would be a safe place for women to seek shelter and receive help and support, including counselling and assistance with alcohol and drug addictions.She said a location had been secured but financial support and donations were still needed. When the house was up and running, about three women would be able to live there at one time.Haven said it could be really hard for women to leave the sex scene.“There could be a number on their life, there could be boyfriends, pimps dragging them back in. It’s a very hard thing to break from but you can do it.”“Instead of them taking hospital beds, which costs the taxpayers big money, if they were given redirection, love and kindness, they would be able to turn their lives around and put something back into the community.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/78713274/haven-to-help-sex-workers-being-launched-in-palmerston-north
Durant averaged 26.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 2018-19 and ascended to another level in the postseason before straining his calf in Game 5 of a second-round series against the Rockets. Durant went on to miss all of the third round and returned in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, but ruptured his Achilles in the second quarter, which will likely keep him out all of next year. Knicks free agency rumors: New York targeting Robin Lopez There’s speculation Durant was considering moving on from the Warriors in 2019 before this incident, but pressure to get back on the court before he was fully recovered may have caused an irreparable rift between him and the organization. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Kemba Walker committing to max contract with Celtics It appears like Stephen Curry will do everything he can to keep Kevin Durant with Golden State.Curry is returning to the U.S. from an Under Armour tour in China to visit Durant in New York before free-agency negotiations begin Sunday, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. Curry will be accompanied by Warriors general manager Bob Myers in what might be the team’s last chance to convince Durant not to leave the franchise. An earlier ESPN report said Durant has narrowed his list of potential teams down to the Warriors, Nets, Knicks and Clippers, so all is not lost. Golden State brass has made it clear it is prepared to give max offers to Durant and Klay Thompson, who tore his ACL in Game 6 of the Finals and will likely miss a majority of 2019-20. But that might not be enough to make amends with Durant, as basketball players rarely return to top form after Achilles injuries.Durant, 30, joined Golden State in 2016 and won two championships and two Finals MVPs in his three seasons with the Warriors. He is entering an important part of his career, so Curry and Myers’ pitch will need to be just as good if not better than the one he received three years ago.