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ver’s North Shore: A Peakbagger’s Guide. It is described in the publishing blurb
as a guidebook for outdoor enthusiasts interested in exploring the dynamic
and awe-inspiring peaks and trails of Vancouver’s internationally renowned
coastal-mountain landscape. Look for a book review to appear in these
pages in an upcoming issue.
A regional news report on BBC2 claimed “50% of women breastfeed their
babies in Dorset”.
The president of Iceland told high school students that he was “fundamentally
opposed” to topping pizzas with pineapple and indeed would ban the
practice if he could. Later he clarified: “I do not have the power to make
laws which forbid people to put pineapples on their pizza. I am glad that I
do not hold such power. Presidents should not have unlimited power.” He
added: “For pizzas, I recommend seafood.”
An advertisement seen in All Saints Church in Fawley, England announced:
“Village fete. Lots of activities to enjoy including arts and crafts, a bouncy
castle, and a reenactment of the 1940 bombing of the church.”
The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation is holding its 40th
anniversary gala on November 15, 2018. This event is slated to include
recognition of various individuals for their roles in promoting justice education.
Marvin R.V. Storrow, Q.C., LLD, is to be awarded the Anthony P.
Pantages, QC Medal (Justice). The JIBC Foundation Lifetime Achievement
Award is to be given posthumously to Douglas Eastwood, Q.C., and
The Coconut Preservation Act of 1995 restricts the cutting down of coconut
trees in the Philippines.
Oxford’s online dictionary defines “palm-tree justice” as “justice summarily
administered, especially without regard for legal principle or precedent”.
It says that the term is associated with “the Islamic judges or qadi, who traditionally
administered justice under a palm tree”—certainly the reference
to qadis or cadis is found in case law using the expression. Perhaps time to
find another expression?
When the Senate Judicial Committee confirmation hearings on the nomination
of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the U.S. were still in
their relatively ordinary phase in early September, The New York Times con-