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952 THE ADVOCATE VOL. 75 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2017 Mitretodis, Rachel Schechter and Caroline Senini, will likely be insufferable until the 2018 Trivia Night. Congratulations to Faskens on being crowned the Smartest Law Firm in Vancouver! Ever on the lookout for poor sentence construction, we found this in the Daily Mail in an article on parenthood: “I’d been told by a midwife that we’d need a hospital delivery. But Joanne was born at home delivered by a brilliant midwife weighing five and a half pounds.” Lady Hale has been appointed President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. In the days when this was known as the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords, the Lord Chancellor presided. She is the first woman to hold this position and she replaces Lord Neuberger, who retires this fall. Mark your calendars: Friday, April 27, 2018 will see a tribute dinner held at the Vancouver Convention Centre in honour of the retirement and accomplishments of The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada. Chief Justice McLachlin will retire on December 15, 2017 as Canada’s 17th and longest-serving chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Bees are the only creatures, besides humans, of which elephants are afraid. In consequence, farmers in Africa have taken to locating hives of bees ringed around their farms to deter the elephants from destroying their crops. Although bee stings cannot penetrate an elephant’s thick hide, the bees tend to go for the elephants’ eyes and the tip of their trunks. Elephants even shy away from the recorded sound of a swarm of bees. This correction was spotted in the Isle of Wight’s County Press: “A subediting error in a report in this week’s County Press newspaper led us to mix up the name Declan Cleary and the subject of his talk, William Chester Minor. We should remove any confusion by saying it was William Chester Minor who subsequently spent a period in Broadmoor prison having committed murder and, of course, not Mr. Cleary.” Ragtime “animal dances” included the “turkey trot”, the “grizzly bear” and the “bunny hug”. The New York Times reported in early 1913 that newly elected President Woodrow Wilson (#28) requested there be no inaugural ball because he feared there would be indulgence in such dances no matter what precautions were taken.


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