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stands at nearly $3 trillion. That interest payment is more than the country
spends on its military.
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman appointed to the U.S.
Supreme Court. Appointed by President Reagan in 1981, she served until
her retirement in 2006. She is now 88 years old and has announced her
retirement from public engagements because, as she put it, she has been
diagnosed with an Alzheimer’s-like dementia. It is a tragic end to a distinguished
Jeffrey A. Hand was appointed as a member and chair of the Safety Standards
Appeal Board for a three-year term.
Daniel Nam was reappointed as a public representative to the Data Stewardship
Committee until December 31, 2019.
Global News reported last year that a Toronto lawyer was “offering customers
50 per cent off for uncontested divorces in honour of the day of
love”. The lawyer said he’d never had a client get divorced on Valentine’s
Day but they had come in “on wedding anniversaries, or even birthdays”.
He reported that January was his busiest period.
Also reported last year was that a lawyer in Tennessee would give away a
“free divorce” to the person who provided the “most convincing story” as to
why one was required.
M. Patricia Gallivan, Q.C., was reappointed as a member of the South
Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Board until December
31, 2019. Sara A. Levine, Q.C., was reappointed to the same board for a
term ending June 30, 2020.
The Independent reported in February 2018: “Authorities in Indonesia
enforced strict bans on Valentine’s Day festivities on Wednesday, with several
couples detained by the police for taking part in the day of love …
According to reports, authoritative figures from cities across the country
have been issuing full and partial bans on Valentine’s Day celebrations, bolstered
by the support of some of its conservative Muslim inhabitants.”
Π represents the relationship of the radius of a circle to its circumference. It
is an infinite number. However long you go on writing the number, you
cannot get to its end. Most mathematicians have to content themselves with
using 3.14159 as the basis for calculations.