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Richard Robson

Richard Robson, sometimes referred to as Dick Robson, was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly who resigned in 1900 after making unsubstantiated allegations of corruption against the government of the day. Richard Robson was born at Tynemouth, England on 15 March 1867, he was educated at Mill Hill School in London. In 1887 he emigrated to Western Australia, working as a jackaroo in the Murchison district until after 1890. By 1895 he was in business at Geraldton as a mining agent; that year he married Clara Hosken. In 1898 he was vice-President of the Geraldton Chamber of Commerce. On 12 July 1899, Robson was elected to the Legislative Assembly seat of Geraldton in the by-election caused by the forced resignation of George Simpson. In February 1900, the Geraldton Advertiser reported on a speech made by Robson to a meeting of his constituents. Robson was reported as claiming that corruption were rampant in parliament; the allegations were raised in the Assembly by Frederick Moorhead.

The premier, John Forrest, offended by Robson's reported statements, declared that the charges had impugned his personal honour and integrity, demanded that they either be substantiated or withdrawn. The Assembly resolved that Robson, absent from the House, should attend on 29 May to explain his reported statements. Robson attended on that date, making a speech in which denied that he had attacked the character of any Member, submitted that he was responsible for his statements "only to those whom I represent", he unsuccessfully moved for the establishment of an impartial tribunal in investigate his claims. The following day, the House resolved that Robson's charges did indeed "constitute a reflection upon the honour of members of the House". A Select committee was appointed to inquire into the truth of Robson's allegations; the committee met early in June, heard from Robson and several other witnesses. Robson named five Members who appeared to be "without visible means of support", Forrest was interrogated by Robson's legal counsel, but nothing new emerged except the fact that one of the three government whips, Cornthwaite Rason, was paid an allowance out of the Ministers' salaries.

Robson's defence was that his allegations of corruption should not be interpreted as allegations against any individuals, but rather as allegations of general maladministration and disregard for the principles of good government. The Select Committee's report, presented on 13 June, found that Robson's statements reflected on the character of Members, found no evidence of the alleged corruption; the question of the validity of Robson's defence was left to the House. Following the presentation of the Committee's report, Charles Moran gave notice of motion for the following day, declaring that Robson should be censured by the Speaker unless he gave an "unqualified withdrawal of the charges". Robson withdrew the charges, apologised unreservedly to the House and to any individuals who had felt themselves affected by his statements, resigned as a Member of the Legislative Assembly; the following day, the Leader of the Opposition, George Leake, read a letter written to the House by Robson as a private citizen.

The House resolved that Robson's comments had been "a grave breach" of parliamentary privilege, but since he had withdrawn the statements, apologised, resigned, no further action would be taken. The statement that Robson's comments were a breach of parliamentary privilege was not correct, as his comments were made outside Parliament, were therefore not under the protection of parliamentary privilege, he could conceivably been sued by those Members who felt they had been slandered, but this course of action seems not to have been considered at any stage. In 1900, Robson enlisted to serve in the Second Boer War; as a Captain, he led the first Australian contingent of mounted infantry. After the end of the war, he stayed in South Africa as Commandant of the South African Constabulary in the Standarton district. A recipient of the Queen's Medal, he was Justice of the Peace for Bethel district from 1901 to 1907. In 1907, Robson returned to England and settled at Newcastle, where he worked as a removalist and cabinet maker in partnership with his brother.

He became director of Robson and Sons Ltd. cabinet makers and upholsterers. He died at sea on 30 November 1928 to Australia. Black, David. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume One, 1870–1930. Parliament House: Parliament of Western Australia. ISBN 0730738140. Crowley, Frank. Big John Forrest 1847–1914: A Founding Father of the Commonwealth of Australia. Nedlands, Western Australia: University of Western Australia Press. ISBN 1-876268-44-1. Okely and Black, David. "Parliamentary Privilege in Western Australia". In Black, David; the House on the Hill: A History of the Parliament of Western Australia 1832–1990. Parliament House, Western Australia: Parliament of Western Australia. ISBN 0-7309-3983-9. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list

The Bonny Bunch of Roses (album)

The Bonny Bunch of Roses is the 12th studio album by Fairport Convention. This album had the highest number of traditional songs that Fairport had recorded since Liege & Lief. For this album, Simon Nicol returned after an absence of five years although he had contributed some guitar to the previous record, Gottle O'Geer and mixed the album, it was March 1977 at Island Studios, London. All tracks credited to "Trad." Unless otherwise noted "Jams O'Donnells Jig" - 2:33 "The Eynsham Poacher" - 2:22 "Adieu Adieu" - 2:26 "The Bonny Bunch of Roses" - 12:19 "The Poor Ditching Boy" - 3:56 "General Taylor" - 3:39 "Run Johnny Run" - 4:34 "The Last Waltz" - 3:02 "Royal Seleccion No 13" - 4:15 Dave Swarbrick - fiddle, mandocello, vocals Simon Nicol - electric and acoustic guitars, dulcimer, piano Dave Pegg - bass guitar, mandolin, vocals Bruce Rowland - drums, electric piano

Jump Up Tour

The Jump Up! Tour was a worldwide concert tour by English musician and composer Elton John, in support of his 16th studio album Jump Up!. The tour included a total of 135 shows. On 10 March 1982, the Athletic Park in Wellington was the site of Davey Johnstone’s return to the Elton John band, reuniting the classic band on stage for the first time in eight years. Elton John, Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson took the Jump Up! Tour across Australia and Europe before launching their North American tour on 12 June at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado; the 7 July show in Kansas City, was broadcast live on nationwide radio, this leg of the tour ended after three nights at Madison Square Garden on 7 August 1982. Two nights before, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon had come out on stage to embrace John after he played his tribute to the late John Lennon, Empty Garden, for the first time in New York City since the musician’s death. After an opening set by Geffen label-mates Quarterflash and the band played a 23-song set, with such seldom-played tunes as "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?", "Ball And Chain" and "Teacher I Need You", before encoring with a "Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On"/"I Saw Her Standing There"/"Twist and Shout" medley.

Following a three-month break, during which the band recorded the album Too Low for Zero in Montserrat, the tour resumed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on 2 November 1982. The next 43 shows took place throughout the United Kingdom, the year ended on 24 December, with a run of 16 consecutive nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in London; the December 15 show proved unique in. The show on Christmas Eve featured an appearance by Kiki Dee on "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and the encores, which included a version of "Jingle Bells". John and the band’s only performances in 1983 were seven shows that took place at the Sun City casino complex, near Johannesburg, South Africa, from 7–15 October. Elton John: Piano, Electric piano, Lead vocals Davey Johnstone: Guitars, Backing vocals Dee Murray: Bass guitar, Backing vocals Nigel Olsson: Drums, Backing vocals Quotations related to Jump Up Tour at Wikiquote Information Site with Tour Dates

Les Aventures d'Anthony

Les Aventures d'Anthony is a 2015 Chinese coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Janet Chun, produced by Zhou Xun and based on a novel. It was released on November 13, 2015. Liu Chang as Anthony / Andongni Vivian Sung as Xiaohei Bruce Hung as Pierre Bai Baihe as Xiao Ying Tang Yixin as Xiao Xuan Congo Pax as Jia Ming Jin Shijia as Fang Jie Jiang Yiyan as Young Mrs. Huang / Nianqing Huang Taitai Archie Kao as Young Mr. Huang / Nianqing Huang Xiansheng Pan Hong as Anthony's Mother Yu Rongguang as Anthony's Father Lisa Lu as Mrs. Huang / Huang Taitai The film grossed CN¥40.2 million on its opening weekend. Pei an dong ni du guo man chang sui yue on IMDb

Scott W. Sloan

Scott William Sloan FRS FREng FAA FTSE was laureate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Newcastle. Sloan was educated at Monash University where he was awarded Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees, he went on to study at the University of Cambridge where he was awarded a PhD in 1981 for numerical analysis of incompressible and plastic solids using finite elements. Sloan was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2015, his certificate of election reads: Professor Sloan is distinguished for the development of pioneering new methods which can be used to predict the ultimate limit states of geostructures such as tunnels, dams and foundations. Being able to estimate the limit load is complicated by the fact that the behaviour of geomaterials is dilatant, heterogeneous and dependent on the pore pressures and ground water conditions, his work is based on the limit theorems of plasticity, applied via novel finite element techniques. His research has made fundamental contributions to the science of geomechanics, enabling engineers to model complex geomaterial behaviour in a robust manner, leading to cheaper and safer civil infrastructure worldwide.

Sloan was named as the Government of New South Wales Scientist of the Year in 2015 and gave the Rankine Lecture in 2011. In January 2018 Sloan was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for " distinguished service to education in the field of geotechnical engineering, as an academic and researcher, to professional associations, as a mentor of young engineers"