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LONDON cheap nike air force 270 red womens , June 29 (Xinhua) -- More than 600 new words, phrases and senses, including "woke" and "post-truth," have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in a recent quarterly update.

 

"By the mid-20th century cheap nike air force 270 red mens , 'woke' had been extended figuratively to refer to being 'aware' or 'well informed' in a political or cultural sense," the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) said in a statement.

 

The use of "woke" by supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement -- an international activist movement that campaigns against violence and racism toward black people -- and in particular the phrase "stay woke," are thought to have introduced the word to a broader audience, especially on social media cheap nike air force 270 red , according to the OED.

 

"Post-truth" was the Oxford's 2016 word of the year. It was defined as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping political debate or public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief."

 

Besides, over 50 new words and 30 new senses related to tennis were added. "Tennis mom" and "tennis dad," for example, are now used to describe parents who actively and enthusiastically support their child's participation in the sport.

 

The dictionary has also got a new end. "Zyzzyva cheap nike air force 270 grey womens ," a tropical weevils native to South America, is the new last in place of "zythum", a kind of malt beer brewed in ancient Egypt, which was the last alphabetic entry for a decade.

 

Meanwhile cheap nike air force 270 grey mens , the word "thing" now has a new sense defined as "a genuine or established phenomenon or practice used in questions conveying surprise or incredulity, such as 'how can that be a thing?'," said the OED, adding that the usage has been traced back to an early episode of television series The West Wing.

 

In explanation of how a word qualifies for take-in cheap nike air force 270 grey , the OED said it "requires several independent examples of the word being used, and also evidence that the word has been in use for a reasonable amount of time."

 

The OED will publish its next update in September.

 

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Apple is reportedly planning to use drones and new indoor navigation features to improve is maps app, aiming to compete with longtime leader Google, Bloomberg News quoted sources familiar with the matter as saying.

 

The tech giant has been assembling a team of experts in robots and data-collection who will use drones to quickly capture and update map information, a major upgrade to its existing fleet of camera-and-sensor ladened minivans, one of the sources told Bloomberg News.

 

The drones will allow Apple to examine and monitor roads, street signs and construction areas. The data collected would be send to the Apple teams that rapidly update Apple Maps to provide the most up-to-date information to users, the source added.

 

Alongside the drone efforts, Apple is also developing an indoor mapping view that will allow users to navigate through museums and airports using Apple Maps with their iPhones, another source familiar with the matter said.

 

To compete with Google Maps's similar indoor view features, Apple has acquired startup Indoor.io to help build out the new feature for its own app and catch Google.

 

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Apple approval to "operate an unmanned aircraft system to conduct data collection, photography, and videography," according to documents obtained by Bloomberg News.

 

Apple's drone initiative is considered as its latest efforts to fight in the ongoing war between tech giants for dominance in mapping following the problematic launch of Apple Maps in 2012.

 

Apple Maps was introduced with glaring errors like marking a grocery store as a hospital and giving incorrect addresses, as it lacked the technology to quickly take in data from different sources to evaluate and change the digital maps.

 

JERUSALEM cheap nike air force 270 black womens , April 24 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli government announced Thursday that it had decided it would not conduct negotiations with a Palestinian government that would include the Hamas.

 

"The security cabinet agreed unanimously that Israel will not conduct negotiations with a Palestinian government leaning on Hamas, a terror organization calling for Israel's destruction," a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.

 

The statement also said Israel would respond to the Palestinian Authority's unilateral moves "with a series of actions," but did not specify what these actions would entail.

 

Earlier on Thursday cheap nike air force 270 black mens , Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a forum of ministers known as the security cabinet to decide Israel's moves following the unity deal signed by Fatah and Hamas on Wednesday.

 

Netanyahu accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of making an alliance "with a murderous terror organization which calls for the destruction of Israel, instead of choosing peace."

 

"Hamas fired more than 10,000 missiles and rockets into Israel' s territory and did not stop for a minute from its terror activity against Israel. The alliance was signed... as Israel is making efforts to promote the negotiations with the Palestinians," Netanyahu added cheap nike air force 270 black , accusing Abbas of foiling attempts to make progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

 

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