Eric Watson
Eric Watson
Eric Watson born 1959 in Christchurch, New Zealand is a global businessman, now resident in London. In 2011 the National Business Review listed Watson as the 30th richest New Zealander with a wealth of $NZ220 million.
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Sheriff: Jail inmate slugs man charged in church massacre
Yahoo News - 7 months
Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the massacre of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, was slugged Thursday by a black inmate at the South Carolina jail where he is being held, Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said. Dwayne Stafford ran down the stairs from his cell after Roof went to the shower around 7:45 a.m. and hit him, bruising Roof’s face and back, according to a police report. The 22-year-old Roof was examined by jail medical personnel and returned to his cell at the Charleston County Detention Center, Sheriff’s Maj. Eric Watson told The Associated Press.
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Probe under way in shooting of black homeowner by white South Carolina deputy
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina authorities are investigating the shooting of a black man by a white sheriff's deputy who was responding to a home invasion call at the victim's residence, officials said on Friday. Bryant Heyward called 911 from his Charleston-area residence Thursday morning to report two men with guns trying to break in. When sheriff's deputies arrived, one shot Heyward in the neck, critically wounding him, authorities said. Charleston County Sheriff's deputies arriving at Heyward's residence in Hollywood, about 15 miles west of Charleston, saw two men fleeing the home on bicycles before encountering the homeowner, who was armed, near the back door of his house, sheriff's office spokesman Major Eric Watson said.
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The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, February 13, 2014
ABC News - about 3 years
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Jordan Mazza DEBT CEILING The Hill’s Erik Wasson, Ramsey...     
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CBO finds much less savings from raising Medicare age (Erik Wasson/The Hill)
Memeorandum - over 3 years
Erik Wasson / The Hill: CBO finds much less savings from raising Medicare age  —  The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Thursday dramatically lowered its estimate of the amount of budget savings to be gained from raising the Medicare eligibility age.  —  The CBO now says that raising the Medicare age slowly …
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Lew calls on Congress to replace sequester (Erik Wasson/The Hill)
Memeorandum - over 3 years
Erik Wasson / The Hill: Lew calls on Congress to replace sequester  —  Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Thursday said House and Senate budget negotiators should replace the sequester with other spending cuts.  —  Lew said the sequester has been a drag on the economy, and that it should be replaced with longer-term measures to reduce spending.
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House GOP drafting new food stamp bill with $40B in cuts (Erik Wasson/The Hill)
Memeorandum - over 3 years
Erik Wasson / The Hill: House GOP drafting new food stamp bill with $40B in cuts  —  House Republicans are drafting legislation that would cut $40 billion from the federal food stamp program over 10 years.  —  That's nearly double the $20.5 billion in cuts that were included in the farm bill legislation that failed on the House floor in June.
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VIDEO: Government Pays Millions in Benefits to Dead Farmers
Fox News - over 3 years
Watch our interview with The Hill’s Erik Wasson from last night’s ON THE RECORD at 10 and sound off. The post VIDEO: Government Pays Millions in Benefits to Dead Farmers appeared first on Gretawire.
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Guess what! U.S. Agriculture Dept is paying DEAD FARMERS to the tune of millions of dollars!
Fox News - over 3 years
The waste of YOUR tax dollars goes on and on and on and on and on!  When will it ever stop? When will politicians decide to stop letting tax payers get robbed? GAO ‘looked at crop insurance data from 2008 to 2012 and “found that $22 million dollars in subsidies and allowances may have been provided on behalf of an estimated 3,434 program policyholders two or more years after death.” (Erik Wasson, The Hill.) (If you want to hear more, and it will light your hair on fire, watch ON THE RECORD at 10pm tonight.  Erik Wasson joins us.) The post Guess what! U.S. Agriculture Dept is paying DEAD FARMERS to the tune of millions of dollars! appeared first on Gretawire.
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Here comes Sequester: Part 2 (Erik Wasson/The Hill)
Memeorandum - almost 4 years
Erik Wasson / The Hill: Here comes Sequester: Part 2  —  An unwelcome sequel is scheduled for January release and it's titled Sequester: Part 2.  —  It is increasingly likely that this second round of indiscriminate cuts will reprise the first sequester, with concomitant public frustration about Washington's inability to budget rationally.
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Senate on record opposing use of chained CPI (Erik Wasson/The Hill)
Memeorandum - almost 4 years
Erik Wasson / The Hill: Senate on record opposing use of chained CPI  —  The Senate voted Friday night to oppose cutting entitlement benefits for veterans using a new method of calculating inflation.  —  President Obama has put the new method, known as chained consumer price index, on the table in deficit talks with Republicans.
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Poll: Obama opens up four-point lead on Romney nationally (Erik Wasson/Ballot Box)
Memeorandum - over 4 years
Erik Wasson / Ballot Box: Poll: Obama opens up four-point lead on Romney nationally  —  President Obama's post-convention bounce has grown in a new Gallup poll released Saturday.  —  Gallup's daily tracking poll has Obama at 49 percent support among registered voters to GOP candidate Mitt Romney's 45 percent.
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GOP leaders yank one-year farm bill (Erik Wasson/The Hill)
Memeorandum - over 4 years
Erik Wasson / The Hill: GOP leaders yank one-year farm bill  —  House Republicans on Tuesday ended their attempt to vote on a one-year farm bill, opting to move forward with a measure that would only provide drought aid to farmers.  —  The one-year bill was set to come up before the House Rules Commitee on Tuesday night …
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Batley GP cleared over pensioners’ deaths
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 5 years
A doctor who was accused of killing two patients by prescribing high doses of a painkiller between checking emails and cricket scores on his computer has been cleared of manslaughter. Rejendra Kokkarne walked free from Leeds Crown Court today. The GP had been on trial accused of causing the deaths of care home patients Beryl Barber, 78, and Eric Watson, 86. Both pensioners died after they were prescribed morphine sulphate by Dr Kokkarne when he was told about their pain over the phone by a nurse at the Charlton Centre for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Batley. Mrs Barber had been suffering from painful ulcers and Mr Watson had a urinary infection and mouth ulcers. The court heard that the patients were prescribed 10 times the normal starting dose. Dr Kokkarne told police he had made an mistake. Kokkarne, 37, of Fulmar Way, Worksop, denied two counts of manslaughter by gross negligence of Mrs Barber on February 3 2008 and of Mr Watson on February 4. He was acquitted on both co ...
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House Passes Sequestration Replacement Bill, Targeting Defense Cuts
Executive Gov - almost 5 years
By a largely party-line vote, the House passed a bill to replace defense cuts required under sequestration with cuts to social programs, The Hill newspaper’s Erik Wasson reports. In the 218-199 vote, 16 Republicans voted no to the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act and all Democrats opposed it. Nearly $72 billion in cuts to the Pentagon’s budget would be canceled and $315 billion in new cuts would go to food stamps, Medicaid and other social programs. Proposed cuts also would include all funding for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and federal worker pay. The legislation would reduce the deficit by $243 billion, Wasson reported. Starting in 2013, $1.2 billion is set to be cut from the federal budget because the supercommittee could not come up with a deficit reduction plan.
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GP denies gross negligence
The Star - almost 5 years
A DOCTOR is on trial accused of causing the deaths of two patients. Rejendra Kokkarne, aged 37, of Fulmar Way, Worksop, was working at Victoria Medical Centre in Dewsbury when two patients died. Jurors at Leeds Crown Court were told Beryl Barber, 78, who was suffering from foot ulcers, and Eric Watson, 86, who had a urinary infection and mouth ulcers, died at Charlton Centre for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Batley, West Yorkshire. Both had been prescribed high doses of a painkiller by the GP. The prosecution claim the doctor was not fully concentrating when he prescribed the drugs in 2008. Kokkarne denies two counts of manslaughter by gross negligence. The trial continues.
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CBO estimates Obama 2013 budget will hit economic growth (Erik Wasson/The Hill)
Memeorandum - almost 5 years
Erik Wasson / The Hill: CBO estimates Obama 2013 budget will hit economic growth  —  The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Friday that President Obama's 2013 budget will hurt the economy in the long term, arguing the larger deficits it would produce would reduce the amount of capital available to businesses.
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Eric Watson: Photographer who worked with the Pet Shop Boys and for pop bible Smash Hits
The Independent - almost 5 years
The pop music of the Eighties was bright, bouncy and shiny – and the biweekly magazine Smash Hits displayed the same qualities while providing the perfect handbook for teenagers throughout the British Isles and beyond to follow the latest bands and trends. A mainstay of the much-loved publication throughout the first half of the Eighties, the photographer Eric Watson shot many of its iconic covers, including those featuring Madonna, Madness and Morrissey, and helped define the "heroic" look of many of the acts from the period.
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Mazda's CPO Manager Moves to New Position, Company Seeks Replacement - Auto Remarketing
Google News - over 5 years
Eric Watson, who was group manager of remarketing and CPO for Mazda North American Operations, officially began his tenure as the company's group manager of retail marketing and incentives on Monday. He replaced Clark Colby, who was named assistant
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Watson
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    He attended Xavier College in Christchurch where he enjoyed his schooling. It is believed he will be fully involved in school developments in 2016.
    More Details Hide Details His first job on leaving school was as a butcher's apprentice. He later became a sales and branch manager at Whitcoulls and then a manager for Xerox.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 39
    However, in 2015, he increased his share to 100% becoming the sole-owner of the 'Vodafone Warriors' Franchise.
    More Details Hide Details The firm has an international property portfolio, including commercial assets and residential development, predominantly in New Zealand, the US and UK. M. The Watson Foundation is a charitable trust established by Cullen Investments.e to enrich the lives of underprivileged children and young people and assist with their needs, including care, support, protection, health and education. The foundation sponsors charities such as The First Tee of New Zealand. He was previously married to Nicola Watson, a model now known as Nicola Robinson. He has two young sons by his Swedish partner, model Lisa Henrekson.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 24
    Through the firm, he bought a 75% stake in the New Zealand Warriors in 2000, which competes in the Australasian National Rugby League (NRL) and is New Zealand's largest and highest-profile privately owned sporting franchise.
    More Details Hide Details He has since reduced his share to 50% while selling off the other half to New Zealand billionaire Owen Glenn.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 16
    He left Xerox in 1992 to start the Blue Star Group.
    More Details Hide Details Watson and business partner Mark Hotchin bought Elders Finance in 1999. Elders, and a number of other finance companies, were brought together to create Hanover Group. In July 2008 the finance companies within Hanover Group froze repayments, suspending acceptance of new deposits. Hanover paid dividends of NZ$41 million in the 2007 financial year and NZ$45.5 million in the 2008 financial year. The following financial year, NZ$68.5m was contributed to Hanover by entities associated with Watson and Hotchin. In December 2009 Hanover Group debenture holders, note holders and bond holders voted in favour of swapping their debentures, notes and bonds for shares in Allied Farmers Limited (NZX: ALF). This transaction resulted in ALF assuming the net asset position of the Hanover Group finance companies. When Hanover collapsed, causing significant losses for many small investors, concerns were raised about Hanover group's true financial position, its solvency when paying dividends, transactions that may have benefited related parties, and the accuracy of asset valuations.
  • OTHER
  • 1959
    Age -17
    Born in 1959.
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