Andrew Fisher


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Fisher, Andrew

 

Born Aug. 29, 1862, near Kilmarnock, Scotland; died Oct. 22, 1928, in London. Australian state figure.

Fisher emigrated to Australia in 1885. He became involved in the trade union movement and in 1901 was elected to Parliament. From April to August 1904 he was minister for trade and customs in the first Labour government of Australia. Fisher became the leader of the Labour Party in 1907 and was prime minister from 1908 to 1909, from 1910 to 1913, and in 1914–15. He favored a strong British Empire. From 1916 to 1921, Fisher was Australian high commissioner in London.

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Brian Hogg, 26, a prisoner, and Andrew Fisher, 25, of Watson Street, Motherwell, admitted shouting, swearing and brandishing weapons in Watson Street on November 21.
Matthew Hawkins, the New Zealand Ambassador to the UAE; Peter Wheeler, Special Olympics World Games Chief Executive Officer; and Andrew Fisher, Etihad Airways Vice President Fleet Planning, the welcoming ceremony, or P?whiri, was led by UAE-based Kapa Haka group Ngati Koraha, and included a Haka, as well as a W?iata, a traditional M?ori song, followed by a response from the Team New Zealand athletes.
Matthew Hawkins, the New Zealand Ambassador to the UAE; Peter Wheeler, Special Olympics World Games Chief Executive Officer; and Andrew Fisher, Etihad Airways Vice President Fleet Planning, the welcoming ceremony, or PEiwhiri, was led by UAE-based Kapa Haka group Ngati Koraha, and included a Haka, as well as a Waiata, a traditional Maori song, followed by a response from the Team New Zealand athletes.
Andrew Fisher, 42, from Wallsend in Tyne and Wear, died in hospital after the incident on the A75 near the Dromore roundabout around 9am.
Andrew Fisher, from Wallsend in Tyne and Wear, died in hospital after the incident on the A75 near the Dromore roundabout in the south of Scotland at around 9am on Saturday.
Australia: David Eldar, Chris May, Edward Okulicz, Andrew Fisher, Naween Fernando
The funding round was supported by Mercia Fund Managers and a stream of private investors, including Andrew Fisher and David Evans.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has honoured its high flying executive, Andrew Fisher following his record-breaking feat of travelling around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights.
Abu Dhabi -- Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has honoured its high flying executive Andrew Fisher following his record-breaking feat of travelling around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights.
Summary: Etihad Airways honoured its executive Andrew Fisher for his record-breaking feat of travelling around the globe in the fastest time.
Andrew Fisher logged 52 hours and 34 minutes flying on four commercial flights, one less than the previous record.
Andrew Fisher QC, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, said that between April 2014 and January 2015 police had broken up an organised crime gang headed by Nosakhere Stephenson, who had been supplying guns and specially made ammunition to other criminals.