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Denmark has one of the highest divorce rates in Europe. A divorce can be
obtained in less than a week with only a short online form and a $60.00 fee.
However, the Danish government has decided that breaking up should be
harder to do when couples have children. So, it has introduced a threemonth
“reflection period” before the divorce takes effect, during which the
couple will be offered free counselling.
The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts “holds
rights to the use of Julia’s name and likeness” and “can and will protect
Julia’s name and likeness from any unauthorized and/or inappropriate use”.
The foundation’s website notes that “during her lifetime, Julia felt strongly
about not using her name in connection with commercial activities” and it
intends “to remain consistent with Julia’s decisions surrounding the use of
William S. Bennett was appointed as a voting member of the Insurance
Council of British Columbia for a term of three years.
Cheryl L. Vickers was reappointed as a part-time member of the Hospital
Appeal Board for a term ending March 1, 2019.
“The Food Law Firm” offers subscription packages, with varying amounts of
legal work available to clients who subscribe. The packages are called “Sustain”
(“Fits into the budget of any food business”), “Boost” (“The premium option
for successful food businesses with plenty of routine legal matters”) and “Excel”
(“For businesses with acute needs”).
U.S. lawyer Ron Simon markets himself as a “food poisoning lawyer”. He
says that he has done “groundbreaking work on behalf of victims in several
recent national foodborne illness outbreaks (Chipotle burritos, Costco
berries, Peter Pan peanut butter, Castleberry’s chili, Nestle cookie dough,
Kellogg crackers, Subway sandwiches, Wright County eggs, and Jensen
Farms cantaloupes, to name a few)”.
The website of the CIA (that is, the Central Intelligence Agency, not the
Culinary Institute of America) notes: “Julia Child is probably best known
for bringing French cuisine into America’s mainstream. But, few know that
she had a dynamic career as an intelligence officer before she became a
cooking icon.” During World War II, she volunteered with the Office of
Strategic Services (“OSS”), a predecessor of the CIA, first as a research assistant
and later helping to develop shark repellent (“the repellent was a critical
tool during WWII, and was coated on explosives that were targeting