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2010-06-02 17:16:09

They live in enclaves with little contact with home or with the Mexican mainstream Baby boomers retiring in Mexico may find it's cheaper to live there than in Canada or the U.S., however, a study suggests retirees are often isolated both from their families back home "“ and from the mainstream of Mexican life. The study, by Jesse O'Brien of the University of Calgary, will be presented at the 2010 Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences taking place at Montreal's Concordia...

2008-09-08 15:00:42

Jesse O'Brien became a familiar face when he hit TV screens on New Zealand Idol in 2006. Wintec journalism student Matt Bowen finds out that the reality show pushed the former pastor into a more musical direction. -------------------- Self-confessed "has-been that never was" Jesse O'Brien has managed to sidestep what he calls the New Zealand Idol curse. When the Hamilton man spoke with the Waikato Times in 2006, after finishing fourth in the television show's second season, he was a...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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