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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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20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently


1. Use the tabs

The first tip is to use the tabs in Google search. On the top of every search are a number of tabs. Usually you’ll see Web, Image, News, and More. Using these tabs, you can help define what kind of search you need to do. If you need images, use the Image tab. If you are looking for a recent news article, use the News tab. It’s rudimentary and most people use the tabs already. If you are not, then it’s highly recommended to get associated with them. They can cut search times dramatically if utilized properly.

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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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How to Spot a Fake Twitter Follower and Assess the Value of a Real One

Robots are on Twitter, and people pay to have them as followers. That begs the question: What is the worth of a real, live human Twitter follower?

First, the background on fake accounts. A recent New York Times investigation delved into how companies create and sell fabricated Twitter accounts, or bots. These bots are used to do things like automatically retweet posts and inflate people’s follower count.

You don’t have to buy bots to get them as followers. Some are programmed to follow accounts, hoping to lure real people to follow them back. That makes the bot look more believable.

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

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