Uni researchers catalogue ‘annoying phrases’

By on May 3, 2021

first_imgUniversity of Oxford researchers have compiled a list of the “Top 10 Most Annoying Phrases”.The expressions judged to cause the greatest verbal fatigue include “at the end of the day”, “I personally” and “fairly unique”. Other irritating phrases are “With all due respect” and “it’s not rocket science”.The University keeps track of overused buzzwords in a database called the Oxford University Corpus, which comprises books, papers, magazines, broadcast and internet resources.The list was published by Jeremy Butterfield, the senior researcher at All Souls College, in his book “Damp Squid”.last_img read more

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CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Former Franklin Street Store’s Re-Zoning Request Denied

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first_imgFormer Franklin Street Store’s Re-Zoning Request DeniedNOVEMBER 17TH, 2016 MATT PEAK EVANSVILLE, INDIANA What was once a west side motorcycle shop is denied a re-zoning to become a bar and grill.Thursday night, the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Board of Zoning Appeals said “No” to the petition for the old Bud’s Motorcycle Shop on West Franklin Street by a four-to-three vote.The re-zoning request included reducing front yard green space along Franklin and Illinois Streets, a reduction of parking spaces and new access drives.One board member who voted no said she had concerns about the two access drives bringing too much traffic to West Franklin.It is not known what the owners of the property will do next, as they have already gone before the board five times.The site has been vacant since 2007.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Canadian nat’l in Negros Occ. tests negative for nCoV

By on September 25, 2020

first_imgHe added the patient, who was admittedat the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH), wasdischarged from the hospital on yesterday. He also urged the public to alwaysverify information related to nCoV from the Department of Health website and torefrain from spreading fake news. As of Wednesday, the City HealthOffice reported two more PUIs – a 67-year-old male, a foreign national, who hada layover in Taiwan, and a 30 to 40-year-old Filipino male who traveled to HongKong. The remaining two PUIs were also atthe hospital waiting for the laboratory results from the RITM. BACOLOD City – A43-year-old Canadian national who was under investigation  for a possible 2019 novel coronavirus acuterespiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) infection had tested negative for thevirus. One of the two is a 12-year-old with ahistory of travel to Hong Kong and Macau while the other is a 58-year-oldfemale. They are now confined in atertiary hospital, she addedcenter_img Dr. Julius Drilon, medical centerchief II, said in a statement that this was based on the result of theconfirmatory testing from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). CHO Environment and SanitationDivision head Grace Tan said the swab samples of the latest two patients wouldbe sent to the RITM as soon as possible. “The CLMMRH is assuring the publicthat the hospital is implementing strict infection control measures inproviding treatment to these patients,” Drilon said. The Bacolod City Disaster RiskReduction and Management Council  has passed a resolution requesting for aP10-million budget that will be utilized by the inter-agency task force for theprevention and control of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV). (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Takyi Arhin: Avram Grant’s apology is not sincere

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgSoccer administrator Takyi Arhin believes Avram Grant’s apology pertaining derogatory remarks he made after Ghana’s 3-1 win over Mozambique should be taken with a pinch of salt.Takyi Arhin, who is a known critic of the Ghana Football Association, believes Grant’s apology is simply not sincere.“Avram Grant’s apology is not a sincere apology because he has disrespected the whole nation and if he wants to apologize to us, he should call for a press conference and apologize to the whole country.”“What he said, if it should have been in any jurisdiction, he would have been sacked that very day and I wonder why Sannie alone interviewed him but for me, his apology is not acceptable.”“We are paying him so he should respect us as a nation because he is a grown up person and he should know what is right and wrong,” he added.“With all this money that we are paying him here and all his monitoring, what qualities has Grant added to the Black Stars?” Grant led Ghana to four points out of a possible six in the double header against Mozambique. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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