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coins more than ten years ago as payment for recording a video explaining
how cryptocurrency works. At the time he received the Bitcoins, they were
worth between $2 and $6 each. Mr. Thomas is keen to unlock the IronKey
since each coin is now worth about $34,000, putting the value of his fortune
at more than $220 million … if he can remember his password. After ten
unsuccessful attempts, the Bitcoins will be inaccessible forever.
The movie version of Enchanted April was filmed at Castello Brown, overlooking
the village of Portofino on the Italian Riviera. Castello Brown is
named after Montague Yeats-Brown, British consul to Genoa; he purchased
the property in 1867.
Castello Brown View of the Ligurian coast from Castello Brown
View of Portofino from Castello Brown Hills above Portofino’s harbour, with Castello Brown on the left
The Honourable Lynn Smith, Q.C., was appointed as an Officer of the Order
of Canada in deserved recognition of her extensive and pioneering contributions
to the Canadian legal system as a lawyer, academic and judge. Professor
John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University
of Victoria Faculty of Law, was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada
for his trailblazing work on Indigenous rights and legal traditions.