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Robert Barnwell

Robert Gibbes Barnwell was a South Carolina revolutionary and statesman, a delegate to the Confederation Congress and a United States Congressman. Barnwell was born in South Carolina, his education was by a private tutor after he had exhausted the resources of the Beaufort common school. But he interrupted this and entered the revolutionary war at the age of 16 as a private in the militia. In the maneuvering after the Battle of Stono Ferry, his company was camped on Johns Island in late June 1779. A British surprise attack at night cut them up badly in an action known as the Battle of Mathews' Plantation; the sixteen-year-old Barnwell was wounded so badly that they stripped his gear and left him for dead. He was taken to his aunt on her nearby plantation, she and her daughter nursed him back to health. He returned to duty, he was just in time to be included with the prisoners when General Benjamin Lincoln surrendered Charleston on May 12, 1780. He was imprisoned on the transport ship Pack Horse until his exchange in June 1781.

He returned to militia service, by the end of the war had risen to lieutenant colonel. Back home in Beaufort, Barnwell was elected to the South Carolina house of representatives for 1787-1788, he was a delegate representing South Carolina in the Confederation Congress in 1788 and 1789. He was returned to the state house for terms in 1790-1791, 1794–1801, in 1795 he served as speaker of that house. In the spring of 1788 Robert was a delegate to South Carolina convention that ratified the United States Constitution, he was elected to one term in the U. S. House for an at-large seat, but declined to run again. Beginning in 1795 he was the chair of the board of trustees for the new Beaufort College, held that position for many years, he was elected to the state senate for 1805–1806, was president of that body in 1805. He is buried there in the churchyard of the St. Helena Episcopal Church, his son, Robert Woodward Barnwell, was a Senator in both the United States Senate and the Confederate Senate. Marquis Who's Who, Inc.

Who Was Who in American History, the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1975. ISBN 0837932017 OCLC 657162692 United States Congress. "Robert Barnwell". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Robert Barnwell at Find a Grave

Yvon Lambert

Yvon Pierre Lambert is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward. Lambert was born in Quebec. Although drafted in 1970 by the Detroit Red Wings, Lambert started his National Hockey League career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1973, he spent nine years in Montreal before being traded to the Buffalo Sabres. Lambert is best known for scoring the winning goal in overtime of game seven of the 1979 Stanley Cup Semi-Finals against the Boston Bruins, the culmination of an exciting game most memorable for a career-damaging coaching error by Don Cherry with two minutes left in regulation. Lambert won four consecutive Stanley Cups with the Canadiens from 1976 to 1979. Lambert played his final two seasons with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League, winning the 1982-83 Calder Cup, he retired after the Americans lost to the Maine Mariners in Game 5 of the 1983-84 Calder Cup Finals. After being traded to Montreal, a year after being drafted by the Red Wings, Lambert thought he would never make it to the NHL since the Canadiens had a young and talented squad.

It was his desire to get back to Detroit, which had an aging squad at the time, including Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio, that made him push himself to perform well with the Port Huron Flags since every young player at time knew they would have a chance to replace these players. After a great season with Port Huron, Ned Harkness, the Red Wings coach, told Lambert that if he stayed in form he would have a good chance to be given another chance with the Red Wings the following season. In August 1972, Lambert was surprised by reading in the newspaper that his services were being kept by the Canadiens, he stated in French, "During the first day at the camp, at the forum of Montreal, there was 80 players and I find myself next to Henri Richard, Yvan Cournoyer, Serge Savard, Jacques Lemaire, Larry Robinson. Whew! I felt so small". Before a playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins, on May 6, 2014, Lambert met with thousands of fans in front of the Bell Centre in Montreal to encourage them.

Lambert encourages and helps "Hockey Garage Leagues" to organize games internationally. He has helped with this hockey international company over 28,000 players to play internationally, he has helped teams by coaching them. Yvon Lambert career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database

Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder

Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology is a book by Lawrence Weschler about the Museum of Jurassic Technology and, more broadly, the history and role of museums; the book is divided into two sections, called Inhaling the Cerebral Growth. Inhaling the Spore focuses on the Museum of Jurassic Technology itself; the author relates his experiences with the museum and its creator, the titular David Hildebrand Wilson. In Cerebral Growth Weschler goes into greater depth about Wonder Cabinets. "Cerebral growth" is a pun, as one of the objects of the museum is a human horn. Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. ISBN 978-0-679-76489-2. Published by Random House

Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia v J W Alexander Ltd

Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia v J W Alexander Ltd is a landmark Australian judgment of the High Court made in 1918 regarding judicial power of the Commonwealth which established that Chapter III of the Constitution required judges to be appointed for life to a specific court, subject only to the removal provisions in the constitution. The majority of the High Court held that because the President of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration was appointed for seven years and not life as required by s 72 of the Constitution, the Arbitration Court could not exercise judicial powers of the Commonwealth; the Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia applied to the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration for a penalty to be imposed on J W Alexander Ltd for the breach of an award. H. B. Higgins was appointed for life as a judge of the High Court, however his appointment as President of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration was for seven years only.

J W Alexander Ltd objected to the case being heard by the Court, arguing that the Court was not validly constituted because the President was not appointed for life. Higgins referred questions by way of a stated case. Two primary issues arose in the case, whether the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration could validly exercise judicial power of the Commonwealth and the arbitration powers of the Commonwealth. In the High Court Owen Dixon represented the Waterside Workers' Federation while Hayden Starke appeared for J W Alexander Ltd. At the time s 72 of the Constitution provided:The Justices of the High Court and of the other courts created by the Parliament: shall be appointed by the Governor-General in Council; the case followed shortly after the Wheat Case where the High Court held that the seven year term mandated by s103 of the Constitution for members of the Inter-State Commission precluded that commission from exercising judicial powers of the Commonwealth. The High Court was divided with the majority of judges agreeing as to the conclusions but for different reasons such that there was no majority opinion and the ratio decidendi is, in part, uncertain.

The plurality opinion is found in the judgments of Isaacs and Rich JJ. A majority of judges, Griffith CJ, Isaacs and Rich JJ, held that the power to enforce awards, being convictions for offences and the imposition of penalties and punishments, are matters appertaining to judicial power; because the power conferred by the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904-1915 was part of the judicial power of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration could only do so if the Arbitration Act complied with the requirements of a Chapter III court. Barton, Isaacs and Rich JJ held that any judge of a Chapter III court must be appointed for life, subject only to the removal powers in section 72; the life appointment must be to the particular court, not just to a court. It followed that the appointment of the President for a term of seven years was contrary to s 72 of the Constitution; because the President was invalidly appointed, the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration could not exercise the judicial power of the Commonwealth and the provisions conferring upon it the power to enforce its awards were, invalid.

Isaacs & Rich JJ in their joint judgement held that the only power the Constitution gave the Governor-General with respect to judges under Chapter III was to appoint or, in limited circumstances, remove the judge from office. The Governor-General had no power to assign judicial duties. Griffith CJ agreed with the majority that a judge must be appointed for life, however his Honour dissented as to the conclusion, holding at p 448 that being the President of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration was not a separate judicial office, as it conferred no additional remuneration nor any personal right or advantage; as such the Governor-General was assigning these judicial duties to one of the Justices of the High Court and it was not an appointment under section 72 of the Constitution. In separate judgments Higgins and Gavan Duffy JJ dissented on the basis that s 72 of the Constitution did not require the appointment of a judge for life and that a person who ceased to be a judge on the expiration of that person's term of office was not removed by the Governor-General.

If the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration could not enforce the award who could? Isaacs, Higgins and Rich JJ held that the award could be enforced in any Magistrates' court exercising summary jurisdiction; the majority decision that the provisions conferring judicial power to enforce awards were invalid, raised the issue as to whether the invalidity extended to the provisions that allowed the award to be made. That is whether the invalid conferral of judicial power could be severed from the valid conferral of powers of arbitration. Isaacs, Higgins and Rich JJ held that these portions of the could be severed and that the rest of the Act was valid. Barton J dissented on the basis that the intention of parliament was that the two spheres of power "should coexist in the same tribunal as parts of one whole", such that the Act was wholly beyond the powers of the Parliament and that award was invalid and not enforceable. Griffith CJ so upheld the validity of the award, his Honour

Kyle Coney

Kyle Coney is an Irish Gaelic footballer from Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He won an All-Ireland Minor Football Championship medal with Tyrone in 2008 winning Ulster Minor Championships with the county in 2007 and 2008. Coney plays his club football for Ardboe O'Donovan Rossa and won the Tyrone Minor Championship with the club in 2008, he attended. In July 2008 he signed a two-year rookie contract with Australian rules team Sydney Swans, he did not leave for Australia until the completion of the All-Ireland Minor Championship and the Tyrone Minor and Senior Championships. He began a two-year rookie contract the Swans in November 2008. Coney returned home as planned in December for Christmas and to play for Ardboe Minors in the Ulster Minor Club Championship, where they were beaten by Ballinderry at the quarter-final stage. Coney was due to return to Australia in January 2009, but decided to remain in Ireland and chose Gaelic football over Australian Rules. Kyle has played for the Tyrone team at senior level and at present plays in the number 18.

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