David Anderson
Canadian politician
David Anderson
David A. Anderson, PC, OC is a former Canadian cabinet minister. Educated at Victoria College in Victoria, BC and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, he graduated in 1962 with a LLB. During his UBC days Anderson won a silver medal for rowing in the 1960 Olympic Games, and a silver medal in the Pan American Games in Chicago in 1959. He was also a pilot in the University Reserve of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
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Eric David Anderson, 48
LATimes - about 1 month
Eric David Anderson, a 48-year-old white man, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, after he was shot by a police officer near Ranch Road, in the 200 block of Windsong Court in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.  Azusa police were called after residents reported hearing gunshots about 11 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.  Moments later, the police department also received a call from a woman saying her husband — later identified as Anderson — had a gun and was behaving erratically, Mendoza said.  When officers arrived, Anderson’s wife met them on Ranch Road, just a few steps from the end of Windsong Court, a small street in the condominium complex where the couple lived.  As she spoke with the officers, Anderson stepped onto Ranch Road, The Times reported. An officer ordered him to surrender, but Anderson pointed a handgun at the officer, the Sheriff's Department said.  “Fearing for his life, the officer fired toward the suspect,” Mendoza said.  A ...
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Sydney man charged with attempted murder after parents stabbed - ABC Online
Google News - about 1 year
ABC Online Sydney man charged with attempted murder after parents stabbed ABC Online A 21-year-old man has been charged with the attempted murder of his parents in an attack in Sydney's west on Friday morning. David Anderson was arrested at the scene and questioned by police at Parramatta police station. Anderson's father, 55 ... Sydney man accused of stabbing parents after taking iceThe Guardian Man accused of stabbing parents charged9news.com.au Man charged after pair injured - OatlandsNSW Police Online (press release) Sydney Morning Herald -Sky News Australia -The Australian (blog) all 33 news articles »
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What Can Fruit Flies Tell Us About Human Emotions?
NPR - over 1 year
Neurobiologist David Anderson explains why psychiatric drugs don't always work, and how researchers are working to find targeted forms of treatment — including his own experiments with fruit flies.
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Internet Surveillance Bill Could Become Disturbing Reality For UK
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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LegCo farce could run for months, says Bell, who rejects idea of referendum
Isle Of Man Today - almost 2 years
The LegCo election reflects badly on the reputation of the House of Keys. That’s the view of Chief Minister Allan Bell as the Keys last week failed once again to fill two vacancies in the upper house. Despite multiple ballots, none of the candidates were able to secure the 13 votes they needed to win a seat. It’s sparked renewed calls for constitutional reform. Douglas West MHK Chris Thomas has tabled a motion for this month’s Tynwald sitting calling for referendum to be held next year on replacing the two branches of parliament with a directly-elected single chamber (unicameral) Tynwald. Before that, Mr Thomas is seeking an independent review to examine the functioning of the branches of Tynwald and to consider options for reform. Mr Bell said he would not support the idea of a referendum which he said would be costly and reform was low on the list of priorities for the public. He said: ‘I really despair at the behaviour of some members in the relation to the LegCo elections. T ...
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LegCo election ends in farce - once again
Isle Of Man Today - almost 2 years
There is to be a review of voting arrangements for elections to the Legislative Council - as a second attempt to fill two vacancies in the upper house ended in farce today. Speaker Steve Rodan appeared resigned from the outset there would have no result - telling the House of Keys the proposed dates for further nominations and elections. And he added: ‘Whatever the outcome of the election today I shall refer the matter to standing orders committee for consideration and report back to this House.’ He said he was recommend the committee examine afresh the requirement for successful candidates to get 13 votes rather than a simple majority. It will also look at the practice of ‘plump voting’ - where votes are cast for just one candidate even though there are two seats available. And the committee will also look at the secrecy of the ballot itself. ‘All these need to be examined,’ Mr Rodan told the Keys. He was right to predict an inconclusive outcome. Three candidates were initially v ...
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General Election 2015: How parties' tech policies shape up
IT Pro - almost 2 years
In a matter of weeks 10 Downing Street may have a new tenant. With the UK’s political parties setting out their stalls ahead of the general election, we examine the policies and pledges that could affect you for the next five years, to help you decide on what to do with your vote. Whether you’re an SMB, a developer, a government supplier, or someone concerned about their privacy, most parties have something to say that you’ll want to hear. This is Part Two of our general election analysis. You can read Part One here. Personal data and privacy Conservatives Prime Minister David Cameron gave a strong nod to his party’s attitude to privacy with his pledge to ban encrypted messaging services like Whatsapp if the Tories win May’s election. He claimed they make it harder for spy agencies to decrypt and intercept messages. The party’s manifesto reads: “We will keep up to date the ability of the police an ...
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J.P. Morgan Executive Director and Senior Analyst Sees Tougher Times Ahead in 2014 for Oil Services Stocks: A Wall Street Transcript Interview with David Anderson Covering the Oilfield Services and Equipment Sector
Yahoo News - about 3 years
67 WALL STREET, New York - January 10, 2014 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Oil & Gas: Drilling Equipment and Services Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors ...
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UK terror law watchdog calls for end to detention at borders without suspicion
Guardian (UK) - about 3 years
Advice issued after series of incidents – including detention of David Miranda – put spotlight on schedule 7 Britain's anti-terror law watchdog has said police should no longer be able to detain people at the UK's borders without any suspicion of wrongdoing, following the detention of David Miranda in August. Theresa May, the home secretary, will come under pressure to change the law after David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, gave new advice on the controversial schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act relating to detention at ports and airports. In a note to the House of Commons home affairs committee, Anderson said that he was setting out new advice after the legislation was put under the spotlight in a number of incidents this summer. One was the nine-hour detention of Miranda, whose journalist partner, Glenn Greenwald, was involved in exposing the extent of US and UK spying based on leaks by the whistleblower Edward Snowden. At the time Greenwald worked ...
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David Cameron launches two inquiries into Co-op scandal
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Tories claim Labour should have known about ex-chairman's past; Labour suggest Tory ministers urged Lloyds move David Cameron tried to drag Labour deeper into the turmoil engulfing the Co-operative Bank on Wednesday as he set in train two inquiries into the bank's problems and claimed Labour knew all about the past of its former chairman, the disgraced ex-Methodist minister Paul Flowers. The prime minister infuriated Labour by saying Ed Miliband should have known that Flowers was unsuitable to lead a bank. Labour warned that Cameron was playing a dangerous game by turning the issue into a party-political dogfight, since there was evidence that Tory Treasury ministers encouraged the Co-op Bank to buy Lloyds branches just before a £1.5bn black hole was found in the balance sheet. The first of the two inquiries, to be conducted by the Financial Conduct Authority, is expected to be an enforcement inquiry into the conduct of Flowers and the bank. This can lead to individuals being fine ...
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Two inquiries launched into Co-op Bank and ex-chairman Paul Flowers
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Government announces investigations into bank after former chairman is filmed allegedly buying hard drugs The government is to launch two independent inquiries into the demise of the Co-operative Bank and the embarrassing revelations about its former chairman, Paul Flowers. The prime minister described Flowers as the "man who has broken a bank" following questions about his financial competence, drug-taking and resignation as a Bradford councillor over adult material on his computer. There will be an inquiry by the Financial Conduct Authority into the behaviour of key individuals, as well as a separate more general inquiry ordered by the chancellor, George Osborne, which will be conducted by the Prudential Regulation Authority. These inquiries are separate to a police inquiry, the investigation under way by the Treasury select committee and an internal inquiry already ordered by the Co-op Group headed by Sir Christopher Kelly, the former chairman of the committee on standards in p ...
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Police search for missing terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, questions effectiveness of Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIMs) Counter-terrorism police are searching for a man who went missing after breaching the terms of a terrorism prevention measure used to restrict the movements of suspects. Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed was last seen on Friday afternoon at a mosque – the An-Noor Masjid and Community Centre in Church Road, Acton, west London – after going there in the morning and later changing into a burqa. The Somali born 27-year-old is not considered at present to represent a direct threat to the public, according to a statement issued by Scotland Yard, which released CCTV images, including one in which he is wearing what the police described as "traditional Islamic clothing". Mohamed – described as 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build – was last seen at 3.15pm inside the mosque, according to the force. He was subject to a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure (TPIM) notice, a me ...
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What's Killing West Coast Marine Animals?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In recent weeks, millions of North Pacific krill, a species of tiny crustacean that makes up a crucial part of the ocean's food chain, have washed up along the shores of Northern California and Oregon--the largest die-off that's ever been recorded in the region. The majority of the krill washed ashore on beaches across a 250 mile stretch from Newport, Ore. To McKinleyville, Calif. from June 16 to 18. Biologist David Anderson of the Redwood National and State Parks told the Associated Press that, during that time, so many krill were beached on the park's shore that it formed a mile-long pink band. According to Joe Tyburczy, a marine ecologist leading the investigation into the die-off with the California Sea Grant Extension, the culprit for the widespread stranding could be that the animals were engaged in a large mating swarm that was slammed into the coastline by a strong shift in wind direction. Tyburczy told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat that this year's larger-th ...
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Reporters' Groups Offer Cautious Praise For New DOJ Journalism Guidelines
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
(Adds reaction from reporters, publishers groups) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday proposed curbing the ability of prosecutors to seize reporters' records while investigating leaks to the media, after complaints that journalists' rights were violated in recent high-profile cases. A revised set of guidelines proposed by the department said that search warrants would not be sought against journalists carrying out "ordinary news-gathering activities." In another change, the department would in most instances notify news organizations in advance if a subpoena is being sought to obtain phone records. The changes were contained in a report which the department prepared at the request of President Barack Obama and which was given to the president by Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday. The Reporters Committee for Free ...
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40 Rally In LR To Keep Saturday Deliveries - Northwest Arkansas News
Google News - almost 4 years
Northwest Arkansas News 40 Rally In LR To Keep Saturday Deliveries Northwest Arkansas News Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --03/24/13-- David Anderson, president state Asociation Letter Carriers leads letter carriers in a cheer supporting 6-day mail delivery during a rally near the Main Branch of the U.S. Post Office in Little Rock ... Postal workers rally on New Haven Green for Saturday delivery (video)New Haven Register Hundreds protest proposal to get rid of Saturday mail delivery (with video)Detroit Free Press Protesters Speak Out Against 5-Day Mail ServiceKOLO KTVN -Record-Searchlight -Northland's NewsCenter all 169 news articles »
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Ruwayda Mustafah: British MPs Officially Recognise Halabja Genocide
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Nadhim Zahawi, Conservative MP was born to Kurdish parents in Iraq. He told the House of Commons on Thursday, "As the horrors of holocaust pass beyond living memory, there is a danger that we dropped our guard, that we believed such terrible events are safely sealed in the history books, that they could never happen again". He went to explain that between 1987 and 1988, the horrors of genocide and mass-murder were committed by Saddam Hussein's regime against Kurdish people. The Parliamentary debate was scheduled on March because during this month the genocide is commemorated. British MPs adopted a 'symbolic motion' that called on the British government to recognise the mass-murder. The Halabja poisonous gas attack is known by several names, namely 'bloody friday', which took place on March 16, 1988. Chemicals weapons were used against civilians indiscriminately by the Iraqi government. The attack killed thousands of people, and injured more than 10,000. Thousands of Ku ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Anderson
  • 2007
    Age 69
    He was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in laws by the University of Victoria in 2007., and an honorary doctorate of science from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2009., He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson is married to Sandra McCallum and they have two children: James and Zoë.
    In February 2007 he was named director of the Guelph Institute for the Environment, from which he retired in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson has received a number of environmental awards, including the John Fraser Award for Environmental Achievement from the Sierra Club of Canada (2005), the Dr. Andrew Thompson Award from West Coast Environmental Law for his lifetime contributions to the environment and sustainability in British Columbia (2004), and the 50th anniversary International Conservation Award (1998) from the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
  • 2006
    Age 68
    He was elected MP for Victoria and retained this position for three subsequent elections, ending when he retired from politics in January 2006.
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  • 2002
    Age 64
    He was successful in getting the Species at Risk Act passed by Parliament and signed into law (2004), and, despite strong objections from the governments of Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario and the federal Official Opposition, in securing Canadian ratification of the Kyoto Protocol in December 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Other initiatives involved improving air and water quality and established improved federal provincial cooperation on environmental issues. In international work, Anderson was the first Canadian elected as president of the governing council of the United Nations Environment Programme, a post he held for two years. He took a prominent part in the G8 and OECD Environment Minister’s meetings. Anderson was dropped from cabinet by Prime Minister Paul Martin in 2004 and did not run in the 2006 election.
    He also was appointed the regional political minister for British Columbia, which he retained until 2002. Anderson’s time in the fisheries portfolio was marked by considerable controversy with the commercial fishing industry as he worked for strict conservation measures to protect fish stocks. These measures including a complete ban on the killing of Coho salmon in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details After six years of previous failures, he succeeded in getting an agreement with the United States under the Pacific Salmon Treaty to conserve salmon stocks and to end the destructive competitive fishing by the US and Canadian commercial fleets. In the cabinet shuffle of 1999, Chrétien appointed Anderson Environment Minister. He served in that post for the following five years, making him the longest serving Canadian environment minister. In this period Anderson’s work largely centered on the Rio Summit conventions on biodiversity and climate change.
  • 1984
    Age 46
    He served from March 1, 1984, until December 31, 1988, when the board was dissolved. In the 1993 federal general election Anderson re-entered elected politics.
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  • 1975
    Age 37
    Anderson served as Member of the Legislative Assembly until his defeat in December 1975.
    More Details Hide Details During this period of elected office Anderson was prominent in representing Canadian concerns over offshore oil drilling, pipeline developments in Northern Canada, and oil tanker traffic between Alaska and the Lower 48 states. Between 1976 and 1984, Anderson worked as an environmental consultant and adjunct professor at the University of Victoria's School of Administration, where he taught in the fields of constitutional and administrative law, and environmental policy. His environmental work focused on coastal and wetland protection and marine pollution from oil exploration and transportation. Anderson was appointed as a member of the Immigration Appeal Board for a 10-year term in 1984.
  • 1968
    Age 30
    He was elected Liberal MP for the constituency of Esquimalt—Saanich on Vancouver Island in the 1968 federal election. Four years later he switched to provincial politics, and was elected leader of the provincial Liberal Party (April 1972), then the third party in the provincial legislature with 5 out of 55 seats. Although elected himself in the 1972 election, representing the constituency of Victoria, the Liberal Party did not increase its seat total.
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  • 1963
    Age 25
    His posts included Indochina (International Supervisory And Truce Commissions) 1963-64, Assistant Canadian Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong, 1964–1967, and China Desk Officer in Ottawa 1967-68.
    More Details Hide Details In Hong Kong, Anderson attended the Institute of Oriental Studies of the University of Hong Kong and obtained the British Foreign Officer Higher Standard Certificate in Mandarin.
  • 1960
    Age 22
    During his UBC days Anderson won a silver medal for rowing in the 1960 Olympic Games, and a silver medal in the Pan American Games in Chicago in 1959. He was also a pilot in the University Reserve of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Anderson served as a foreign service officer in the Department of External Affairs between 1962 and 1968.
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  • 1937
    Born in 1937.
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