Washington, May 2 : OMG! LOL. TTYL. Well, these are some ‘words’, which won’t make any sense to adults over the age of 30, but the newer generation of technologically savvy young adults, is pretty much thorough with them.
According to Dr. Pamela Takayoshi, Kent State University associate professor of English, the grouping of letters, like OMG! (which stands for Oh! My God), LOL (which stands for Laugh Out Loud) and TTYL (which implies Talk To You Later), that are in totality called IM or Instant Messaging, is a separate language form from formal English and has a common set of language features and standards.
Taking a cue from Tuesday's upswing in equity markets, Grain futures rose on the Chicago Board of Trade on Wednesday.
Corn was up 2 1/4 to up 2 3/4, soybeans were up 8 1/4 to up 10, wheat up 9 1/4 to up 11 and oats were off 3 to off 5.
With warm temperatures expected in the Corn Belt, corn prices eased back from an early surge.
Wheat futures increased the spread against corn with Saudi Arabia in the market for 990,000 metric tons.
New Delhi, April 27 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the murderous attack on Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh was "very sad".
"Yes, it is very sad, some inmates attacked him in jail. I think that is a very sad development," Manmohan Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan here.
Gurgaon/Chandigarh, Jan 6 : Property dealers and real estate agents in Gurgaon not registering themselves with the district administration will face penal action, officials said here Wednesday.
Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Rajinder Kataria said officials have been asked to get shops and offices of property dealers and real estate agents videographed and photographed to know who all are operating in the district. All realty dealers have to register themselves under the Haryana Regulation of Property Dealers and Consultancy Act.
Kuala Lumpur - Shipping firms and users of the Malacca Straits on Monday renewed their pledge of sharing the responsibility of maintaining vessel safety at the busy waterway.
With the volume of traffic expected to rise from 70,718 last year, to an estimated 120,000 vessels by 2015, security and protection of marine life at the Straits would have to be maintained by all users, said Yohi Sasakawa, chairman of the Japanese privately-owned Nippon Foundation, which funds security efforts at the Straits.
London, Oct. 8 : London-based steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal stands at the top of a football rich list prepared by the sports-oriented web site FourFourTwo. com.
According to The Sun, the wealthiest people connected to the British game is as follows:
1. Lakshmi Mittal, QPR, £18.4bn
2. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Man City, £17bn
3. Roman Abramovich, Chelsea, £7.8bn
4. Joe Lewis, Tottenham, £2.5bn
5. Stan Kroenke, Arsenal, £2.079bn
6. Denis O''''Brien, Celtic, £1.73bn
7. Malcolm Glazer and family, Man United, £1.5bn
Controversy surrounding this year's Oscar entry from India refuses to die. Actor Raghuvir Yadav, the Budhia of Peepli Live, said in a recent statement to the media that had it not been for Aamir Khan, their film would not have made it to the numerous film festivals around the world. We know that all has not been well between Peepli Live director Anusha Rizvi and its producer Aamir Khan. And now it seems that the actors of the film too are not very pleased with Anusha Rizvi. She is a publicity seeker, says Raghuvir Yadav.
Washington, Jan 21: Fearing that listening to your iPod at high volumes could damage your hearing? Worry not, for scientists have now found the key to protect your ear from deafening noise of music players and those high sound levels in rock shows and dance clubs.
By tweaking a system in the ear that limits how much sound is heard, the researchers have discovered one alteration that shows that the ability of the ear to turn itself down contributes to protecting against permanent hearing loss.
"There''s some uncertainty in the field about what this sound-limiting system is used for. Now we''ve definitively shown that this system functions in part to prevent acoustic trauma," said Dr. Paul Fuchs, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
Zach Braff at ET Canada Festival Central-Spotlight Awards & Official Afterparty-2010 Toronto International Film FestivalSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Fri, 09/17/2010 - 04:02.
Bharati Shipyard Ltd, the foremost privately operated shipyard in terms of building facilities in India, has decided to make an open offer for acquisition of another 20% equity stake in Great offshore.
The company informed that the shares will be acquired at a price determined according to SEBI guidelines. The decision has taken by board of directors at a meeting on Saturday.
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday rubbished reports that he was being seen as a contender for the coveted post of the Prime Minister in 2014, saying he knew his limitations.
"I know my limitations and I live and conduct myself according to my limitations," said Chidambaram, when asked about DMK supremo M. Karunanidhi and actor Kamal Hassan considering him a potential Prime Ministerial candidate at the Press Conference of the Group of Ministers here.
Singapore - South-East Asia is seen as second only to China in growth potential for the wealth management field, a published survey said Tuesday.
Market volatility in the United States and Europe has done little to dent confidence in the industry, said the survey of wealth managers by Barclays Capital.
Asia's wealth management growth is not expected to slow over the next two years, according to the findings in The Straits Times.
South-East Asia is expected to see wealth management revenue growth of more than 15 per cent in the next two years, said
68 per cent of the respondents.
Ghaziabad, April 16 : A CBI investigator Tuesday told a Ghaziabad court, hearing the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder, that there were indications that the teenaged girl may have been killed in 2008 by her dentist parents Nupur and Rajesh Talwar.
Investigation Officer (IO) I. G. L. Kaul appeared before Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge S. Lal and said during the probe no signs were visible to suggest that an outsider entered the Talwars' house, where the murders took place.
There seems to be no end to the number of pink slips that are being handed over by Microsoft Corporation. The IT behemoth, say news reports, is going to go ahead with another round of lay offs.
The information which was made public by a source who is close to the whole matter and did not wished to be named. The source said that this time the number of lay offs is going to be very less as compared to the last times.
Zac Brown at 5th Annual Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's All for the Hall Los Angeles FundraiserSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 14:58.
Eurozone GDP revised lower but rate is unaffected, technical trade and sympathy with Cable remains the main driver. Rally today hits a brick wall at 1.5750. Major support at the 1.5580 area and slightly below. Stops elected under the 1.5680 area overnight but option defense reported at 1.5650 area. Stops noted under the previous lows layered under 1.5600 to 1.5550 traders say.
Should cable break—EURO could go with it. The 50 bar MA likely to offer support should the rate fall back; bids will likely be in the 1.5580 area or so on any meaningful correction. Exponential reversal still valid. Oil higher helping to lift a bit.
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