Cap on payday loan rates is bad news for those who need it

Kent Kaiser | The Detroit News Late last year, the so-called “Michiganders for Fair Lending” launched a ballot initiative that would do anything but make lending fairer in Michigan. They named this monstrosity the “Michigan Payday Loan Interest Rate Cap Initiative,” which would likely drive Michigan lenders out of business, hurting working-class Michigan residents. To […]


The YEH Yearbook: Class of 2015

December 07, 2021 The YEH Yearbook: Class of 2015 DonDante in Maryland 5 stars. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo. Over 40 horses competed at the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) 5-Year-Old East Coast and West Coast Championships in 2015. The YEH East Coast Championships were held during the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland, while […]

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Sparks fly as a neutral pronoun included in the French dictionary –

PARIS (AP) — It’s a neutral pronoun that proves anything but: A non-binary pronoun added to an esteemed French dictionary has sparked a fierce language row in the country. Le Petit Robert introduced the word “iel” – a fusion of “il” (he) and “elle” (elle) – in its online edition last month. While the term […]

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Kenya: Hello to the Kenyan dictionary …

For the uninitiated, “Hey, long …” is a daily social media greeting for souls who lost touch several moons ago. But a group of Kenyan lexicographers are asking you not to take this greeting at face value as it may cost you “something”. According to aspiring word-makers who have studied diction in our online conversations, […]


Angelina Jolie wants children to ‘fight back’ with new children’s rights handbook

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says she hopes to give children around the world the tools to “fight” for their rights with a book she wrote with Amnesty International. Know your rights and claim them – written with human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren, one of the original drafters of the 1989 United Nations Convention on […]

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“Kaaps deserves respect”: readers react to the development of the Kaaps dictionary

Parent24 recently published that the Center for Research on Multilingualism and Diversity (CMDR) at the University of the Western Cape has decided to develop the very first Kaaps trilingual dictionary, with the aim of restoring the dignity of this marginalized language. In the article, Professor Quentin Williams, Director of CMDR, told us that they hope […]

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Twenty years in prison took Roderick “Rudy” Bankston to the dictionary, unlocking a long-standing passion for words

In 1995, at the age of 18, I was arrested and jailed in Milwaukee County Jail for first degree manslaughter, accomplice in crime and first degree reckless endangerment of security, accomplice in crime . The first case exposed me to a life sentence, the second to five years. My mother had convinced me to surrender, […]

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“Zaddy”, “Yeet” and other popular words added to – UNF Spinnaker

Dust off that old scrabble board for a family game night because To added over 300 new words that cover topics ranging from COVID-19 to well-known pop culture references. “Our team is redefining what it means to be the dictionary in a rapidly changing world. We are more than definitions and synonyms, ”said Jennifer […]

Dictionary book adds over 300 new words and definitions: NPR has added over 300 new words and definitions, including “yeet” and “oof”, which reflect the changing world. Karen Bleier / AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Karen Bleier / AFP via Getty Images has added over 300 new words and definitions, including “yeet” and “oof”, which reflect the changing world. Karen […]

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Oof, Y’all, just added over 300 new words and definitions

While some of them may be enough to make you say “oof”, the over 300 new words and definitions added to in its latest round of updates reflect the realities of our rapidly changing world. Words that were popularized by the coronavirus pandemic, technological advances and racial calculation across the United States are now […]


The YEH Yearbook: Class of 2012

June 08, 2021 The YEH Yearbook: Class of 2012 Cooley CrossBorder and Kim Severson. Photo USEA The USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program continued with another successful year in 2012. For the eighth consecutive year, the USEA YEH East Coast Championships were held at Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland. The USEA YEH West Coast […]


Five takeaways from NYPD’s ‘Goon Squad’ guide – streetsblog New York City

Notoriously aggressive NYPD agents who used their bikes as weapons to violently arrest peaceful protesters last year were only following their own manual, according to an explosive new report from The Intercept. In January, Attorney General Letitia James filed a federal lawsuit against the NYPD over its use of excessive force during months of summer […]


Youth, Peace and Security – A Programming Manual – Worldwide

Abstract Youth, Peace and Security: A Programming Handbook, developed by the United Nations with the generous support of the Folke Bernadotte Academy – the Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development – aims to contribute to operational readiness and capacity United Nations practitioners to implement the Youth, Peace and Security (JPS) agenda. For the United […]


Child Abuse Predator ‘Handbook’ Lists Ways to Target Children During Coronavirus Lockdown | Online abuse

Child molesters have created and shared an online grooming manual outlining ways to manipulate and exploit the increased number of children in the home and online during Covid-19, Australia’s Electronic Safety Commissioner said . The Covid-19 restrictions have coincided with a significant increase in reports to the eSafety office of child sexual abuse material, Julie […]


Tamir Rice’s mother helped create a youth safety manual on interactions with police

Lisa DeJong / APIn this May 2018 photo, Samaria Rice – Tamir Rice’s mother – poses in Cleveland. CNN – Five years after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer, his mother approached the American Civil Liberties Union in Ohio with an idea. Samaria Rice wanted to create a safety […]

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‘Climate strike’ named word of the year 2019 by Collins dictionary | Books

In a year where global protests against the climate crisis were staged from Afghanistan to Vietnam, Extinction Rebellion protests halted traffic in major cities and Greta Thunberg called on young people to skip school to combat political inaction, the “climate strike” was named Collins Dictionary’s 2019 word of the year. Each year, the dictionary lexicographers […]