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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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.
Senior Etihad Airways executive, Andrew Fisher, embarks on a journey of a lifetime on 21 January when he attempts to break the world record by flying around the globe in the shortest time frame on scheduled flights, and with the fewest number of sectors.
Another local hero mentioned in the book is Dr Andrew Fisher Calwell who worked as a clinical assistant at the Crichton Royal Institution in Dumfries and also at the Thomas Hope Hospital, Langholm.
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.
by Sports Reporter Oman's Barakat Al Harthy, right, poses with Turkey's Ramil Guliev, centre, and Bahrain's Andrew Fisher after the 100m final in Baku on Tuesday.
Andrew Fisher opened Bahrain's medal account at the Games, racing to second place finish in themen's 100m final at Baku Olympic Stadium.
He combines working long 10-hour days as a scaffolder with regular training under veteran Sunderland fighter Andrew Fisher at Team Fish Tank in Seaham and says the switch is already benefiting him as a fighter.
Larsson was the only firstteamer in a young Sunderland side, who were the better team in the first half and should have gone in front on the quarter-hour when a poor backpass was seized upon by Maja, but Rovers goalkeeper Andrew Fisher made a brave save at his feet.
However, the UFC's loss is ACB and Glasgow's gain as the Judo black belt is hungrier than ever to get back into the cage and plans to reignite his career against Sunderland's Andrew Fisher.