632 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 77 PART 4 JULY 2019
This was spotted on a website for the Rockwell Inn: “The Eastland River is
famed as one of the UK’s best salmon and trout fishing rivers. Of course,
this Devon bed and breakfast is popular with anglers. If you are lucky they
can be seen spawning in pebbly shallows.”
Fiona K. Robin was re-elected as chair of the board of governors of Simon
Fraser University for a second term, expiring January 2020.
Sasha A.G. Ramnarine was reappointed as a member of the New Westminster
Police Board for a term ending June 30, 2022.
The California Court of Appeal noted in Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation
v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board that “fireworks are
pyrotechnic devices that produce noise, light, smoke, and floating materials.
They can be grouped into general categories: (1) aerial shells (paper and
cardboard spheres or cylinders filled with pyrotechnic materials), (2) low
level comet and multishot devices, and (3) set piece displays mounted on
the ground. Fireworks have various chemical constituents that burn at high
temperatures when the firework is detonated. The chemical constituents
separate from the firework’s casing and internal shell components. A combustion
residue is produced in the form of smoke, airborne particulates,
chemical pollutants, and debris, including paper, cardboard, wires and
Summertime brings with it intriguing propositions such as this one spotted
in an advertisement in Lands’ End: “It’s National Swimsuit Day. Take 50%
The Grammarian: Advice to a confused profession from one who knows
about these things.
The symbol for the “pound” unit is “lb”. “Pound” is short for “pounds weight”,
which is libra ponda in Latin. The Romans shortened this to libra, and this
in turn was abbreviated to “lb.
There are different definitions for the mass of a pound weight. In the U.S.
the modern pound weight is defined to be 2.20462234 pounds per metric
kilogram. There are 16 ounces in a pound. In Roman times the libra was
about 0.3289 kilograms and was divided into unciae or ounces. In Britain
there is more than one type of pound; the avoirdupois pound and the troy
pound. A pound sterling was once a tower of silver, but the standard was
changed to the troy pound in 1528. A troy pound is a unit of weight equal to