Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019

36 Old Words We Use Today But With New Meanings

Judge opens door to PG&E noteholders filing their own reorganization plan

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9 (Reuters) – The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of PG&E Corp on Wednesday issued an order opening the door to a group of noteholders to file their own reorganization plan for the California power provider.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali said in his order filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco that allowing the noteholders to file their plan while PG&E advances its own plan may help reach a global resolution of the case.

Two British IS fighters known as ‘The Beatles’ in US custody

Two British IS fighters, known as “The Beatles” have been moved out of their Syrian prison and are now in US custody, according to US officials.

Dow futures drop 300 points after Chinese media reports that trade talks have made no progress

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U.S. stock market futures plunged after the South China Morning Post reported on Wednesday evening that the U.S. and China made no progress in deputy level trade talks this week.

The report added that higher level talks, including China's Vice Premier Liu He, would only be one day with the China delegation planning to leave Washington on Thursday. The delegation would leave on Thursday now, according to the report.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures lost more than 300 points at one point and were last down 259 points, or 1%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures were also down 1%. Shares of key stocks related to global trade declined in after hours with Apple and Caterpillar both down more than 1%.

The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

— With reporting by Kevin Breuninger

S&P500 futures fall 1 pct after media report of no progress in U.S. china trade talks

TOKYO, Oct 10 (Reuters) – U.S. stock futures tumbled more than one percent and the safe haven yen and the Swiss franc gained on Thursday following media report The United States and China made no progress in deputy-level trade talks earlier in the week.

The South China Morning Post also said the Chinese delegation, headed by Vice Premier Liu He, is planning to leave Washington on Thursday after just one day of minister-level meetings, instead of as originally planned Friday.

Trump asked Tillerson to get DOJ to drop case against Giuliani client in 2017: report

President Donald Trump asked then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to persuade the Justice Department to drop charges against a client of Rudy Giuliani in 2017, according to a report by Bloomberg News late Wednesday. The client, Iranian-Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab, was being prosecuted for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had sought his release. Tillerson refused to intervene, Bloomberg reported, saying it would be illegal interference in a prosecution. Tillerson reportedly complained to then-White House chief of staff John Kelly, and the Justice Department apparently never considered dropping the charges. The report is likely to fuel criticism of Trump’s dealings with Erdogan and other autocrats, and adds to a number of serious allegations of improper conduct and potentially impeachable offenses.

Teacher, 22, charged with pupil romps and sending nudes faces 20 years in jail

  • Teacher married to sheriff deputy’s son ’sent nude snaps to pupils and romped with teen'

  • Teacher, 22, who allegedly had sex with pupil is daughter-in-law of police deputy

U.S. stock futures sink on report of ‘no progress’ at U.S.-China trade talks

U.S. stock futures sank late Wednesday, after a report that lower-level U.S.-China trade talks have made "no progress" in resolving the yearlong trade war. The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported late Wednesday that talks this week to lay the groundwork for high-level negotiations starting Thursday have made no headway on critical issues, and that the main negotiations have been cut from two days to just one day, with the Chinese delegation now scheduled to leave Washington on Thursday. China reportedly refused to consider changes to forced transfers of technology, a main concern of the U.S. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, -0.85% immediately fell nearly 300 points, or 1%. S%P 500 futures ES00, -0.97% and Nasdaq Composite futures NQ00, -1.06% were also down more than 1%.

36 Old Words We Use Today But With New Meanings

Words sometimes have two meanings, as Led Zeppelin sang in “Stairway to Heaven.” And indeed they often do. Especially, words can acquire new meanings and lose old ones. For example, “audition” once meant the power of hearing. Now it means trying out for a role, such as singer in band, actor in a movie, dancer, and so on. And a “natural” was once a person born with impaired intelligence. Now it more commonly means born with a special talent — the exact opposite — as in “The lead singer’s a natural.”

The English language is constantly evolving, and words sometimes acquire new meanings because of technological change. A carbon copy was originally a duplicate made using carbon paper. We don’t do that anymore, but we regularly CC people on emails. Truck once meant an exchange. Now, it’s a vehicle that carries heavy loads (although it has retained the earlier meaning in the expression “to have no truck with”).

Words also evolve differently in different places. Sometimes they diverge so much that a new meaning in one place may be unknown or incomprehensible in another. Here’s a list of Canadian slang words and phrases Americans just don’t get. Here’s a similar list for Australia. And here is one for Britain.

24/7 Tempo used the Oxford University and Dictionary.com collaboration Lexico.com’s list of Archaic Words That Used To Be Common In English to compile a list of old words that have acquired new meanings.

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