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Jack Woodward Lawyer – Thoughts From 30 Years on the Frontline



The History of Notary Publics

The Notary Public profession had its start many years ago in ancient Rome. In the ancient days public notaries were actually scribes and they were held in high esteem.

Notaries Public (also called “notaries” or “public notaries”) hold an office which can trace its origins back to ancient Rome, when they were called “scribae”, “tabellius” or “notarius”.

They are easily the oldest continuing branch of the legal profession, and exist and are known all over the world.

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Penguin super-colony spotted from space


Scientists have stumbled across a huge group of previously unknown Adélie penguins on the most northerly point of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Numbering more than 1.5 million birds, they were first noticed when great patches of their poo, or guano, showed up in pictures taken from space.

The animals are crammed on to a rocky archipelago called the Danger Islands.

The researchers, who detail the discovery in the journal Scientific Reports, say it is a total surprise.

“It’s a classic case of finding something where no-one really looked! The Danger Islands are hard to reach, so people didn’t really try that hard,” team-member Dr Tom Hart from Oxford University, UK, told BBC News.

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia are making early learning and child care more accessible and affordable for families – Governments sign a bilateral agreement

VANCOUVERFeb. 23, 2018 /CNW/ – The governments of Canada and British Columbia are making significant investments in early learning and child care systems to improve children’s continuous development and support them in reaching their full potential.

Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced an early learning and child care bilateral agreement with the Honourable Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development for British Columbia and the Honourable Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care.

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State Of The IoT: Why So Many Business Leaders Are Paying Attention


Of all the emerging technologies that companies are contending with, the Internet of Things (IoT) is what’s keeping business leaders up at night. In fact, according to a new survey by Forbes Insights, IoT is ranked as the most important technology initiative by senior executives; more important than artificial intelligence and robotics, among many others.

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Inside The Small, Significant Change Just Made To Canada’s National Anthem

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“O Canada,” reads the first line of anthem celebrating the vast country ranking second in the world on the basis of landmass. It continues, “our home and native land. True patriot love in all our sons command.” Or at least it did, until this Wednesday, when that second line was officaly altered to read: “in all of us command.”

The two-word change took over thirty years.

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A very helpful article with an in-depth and easy to understand explanation of Bitcoin.


If you’re new to cryptocurrency, your first question is probably “what is Bitcoin?”. The short answer is that Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency or digital asset made secure by cryptography. Bitcoin and most (but not all) other cryptocurrencies use blockchain technology.

This article will answer the common questions that newcomers have when first learning about Bitcoin. How do blockchains work? What makes Bitcoin valuable? What is decentralization?  What is mining? How do you buy Bitcoin? How do you safely store it? How do you send or receive Bitcoin from somebody else?

But we won’t just stop there. Once you get the basics down, we’ll also explain how hard forks work, like the one that created Bitcoin Cash. Finally, we’ll wrap up with a look towards the future of Bitcoin and how the network can potentially scale up to handle a transaction volume that’s orders of magnitude larger than it does today.

There may be blockchain-related terms in this article that you are unfamiliar with. If you come across some, don’t worry about understanding immediately. Keep reading and see if the context helps clear things up. If you want to make sure you understand everything more thoroughly, you can also refer our guides to essential  blockchain and cryptocurrency terms.

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The amazing rescue of a baby sloth, pinned between two boulders.

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B.C. cardiac arrest survivor and his saviour hail a new app that beckons potential lifesavers

In a dressing room at Pitt Meadows Arena, after a recent hockey game in which he scored a goal and his “old-timers” team won, Rob MacDonald had a cardiac arrest and died.

He was revived by a winger on the opposing team, one he had actually lined up against during the game. His saviour, Bruce Moffat, was an off-duty paramedic who administered chest compressions for about a dozen minutes, all of it in just his underwear since he was summoned for the emergency while taking a post-game shower shortly before midnight.

More than 7,100 people across B.C. will have out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests this year, if it is anything like the last. Only 25 per cent get bystander CPR and even then, only 10 per cent survive. If not for Moffat, MacDonald would be among the 90 per cent who don’t make it. His three children would be fatherless and his wife would be a widow, as MacDonald, a mortgage broker, points out.

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Artificial neurons compute faster than the human brain


Superconducting computing chips modelled after neurons can process information faster and more efficiently than the human brain. That achievement, described in Science Advances on 26 January1, is a key benchmark in the development of advanced computing devices designed to mimic biological systems. And it could open the door to more natural machine-learning software, although many hurdles remain before it could be used commercially.

Artificial intelligence software has increasingly begun to imitate the brain. Algorithms such as Google’s automatic image-classification and language-learning programs use networks of artificial neurons to perform complex tasks. But because conventional computer hardware was not designed to run brain-like algorithms, these machine-learning tasks require orders of magnitude more computing power than the human brain does.

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