Robert Hill
Australian politician
Robert Hill
Robert Murray Hill, is a former Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations and a former Australian politician. He currently heads the Australian Carbon Trust.
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Long Beach man sentenced in slaying that prosecutors called 'racially motivated'
LATimes - almost 2 years
A Long Beach man was sentenced Wednesday to 85 years to life in prison for the 2012 murder of a 37-year-old father of two and the attempted murder of a police officer. Darryl Harnish, 67, was convicted in February of killing Terry Alexander and shooting at Long Beach police Officer Arthur Vega. Shortly after midnight on April 19, 2012, Harnish yelled racial slurs at three black men sitting on a bus bench in Long Beach, according to prosecutors, who called the case "racially motivated," although no hate-crime allegations were filed. Alexander rode his bike toward Harnish, who opened fire. Alexander was struck and died at a hospital. Vega was about a block away when he heard the gunshots. When he got to the scene and ordered Harnish to stop, Harnish fired twice, hitting the hood and windshield of Vega’s car. Another officer arrived, and he and Vega fired three or four rounds each at Harnish, according to an L.A. County district attorney’s office review of the inciden ...
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AppKettle remotely controls kettle to boil and cool down water before baby has woken up
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
AppKettle was created by Loughborough University engineering graduates Robert Hill and Richard Hill. It is expected to launch on Kickstarter on 31 March and will retail for £120 ($179) once funded.
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New Memo: Kissinger Gave the "Green Light" for Argentina's Dirty War
Mother Jones - about 3 years
Only a few months ago, Henry Kissinger was dancing with Stephen Colbert in a funny bit on the latter's Comedy Central show. But for years, the former secretary of state has sidestepped judgment for his complicity in horrific human rights abuses abroad, and a new memo has emerged that provides clear evidence that in 1976 Kissinger gave Argentina's neo-fascist military junta the "green light" for the dirty war it was conducting against civilian and militant leftists that resulted in the disappearance—that is, deaths—of an estimated 30,000 people. In April 1977, Patt Derian, a onetime civil rights activist whom President Jimmy Carter had recently appointed assistant secretary of state for human rights, met with the US ambassador in Buenos Aires, Robert Hill. A memo recording that conversation has been unearthed by Martin Edwin Andersen, who in 1987 first reported that Kissinger had told the Argentine generals to proceed with their terror campaign against leftists (whom the junta rout ...
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Braintree Massage Therapist Remains Hands-on in Competitive, Physical Business
Braintree Patch - over 3 years
Through the challenges of marketing and building a client base to the physical demands of the business, Roberta Hill, the owner of Roberta's Therapeutic Massage, 94 Washington Street, Weymouth Landing, has thrived. With an increasingly flooded market, Hill, a Braintree resident, has continued to grow her business for the past 16 years. While she started providing massages at senior breakfasts and golf tournaments and even handing out pamphlets at grocery stores, she now does little marketing and doesn't even have a website. Her reputation and referrals ensure she's booked two to three weeks in advance. "I've had clients with me for 16 years," said Hill.  The Dedham native specializes in injury work, but also provides relaxation treatments, deep tissue, sports massage as well as pre and post pregnancy massage. Hill said her longevity is rare in the massage therapy business. The physical demands often limit careers, but she's beaten the odds and avoided injuries. "I just feel like t ...
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Pope launched sainthood case for Argentine priests
Fox News - almost 4 years
It was time for Mass, but no one opened the church door. When a teenager climbed through a window to investigate, he found five bloodied bodies, face-down on the floor in their living quarters. Police officers had stormed into the San Patricio church after midnight on July 4, 1976 and shot to death three priests and two seminarians — the bloodiest single act of violence against the Roman Catholic Church during Argentina's brutal dictatorship. Now Catholic officials in Argentina are working to have them declared saints. And the man who promoted their cause as archbishop will have the last word, as Pope Francis. "This parish has been blessed by the presence of those who chose to live not for themselves, but to die so that others may live," then-Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio said in 2001 during a service marking the 25th anniversary of the killings of the Pallottine churchmen. What became to be known as the San Patricio Massacre is ...
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Anne Hathaway's Les Miserables Performance Spoofed in Viral Parody Video
US Magazine - about 4 years
Anne Hathaway is dreaming a dream of Oscar glory. Having already won accolades from the Screen Actors Guild, the Hollywood Foreign Press, and the Critics Choice voters, the Les Miserables star needs only one more trophy to complete her collection: the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. PHOTOS: Anne's style evolution Hathaway's moving turn as Fantine in Tom Hooper's epic movie musical has been almost universally praised. Her awards show self-promotion, however, is another story. Some critics have said she has seemed too earnest and eager to win in the run-up to the Oscars on Feb. 24. With that in mind, film student Alberto Belli created a parody video of the Golden Globe winner's "I Dreamed a Dream" performance, in which a faux Hathaway (Emma Fitzpatrick) pleads with Academy voters in song to give her the award. Belli, a 28-year-old graduated student at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, rewrote the lyrics to the famed showstopper with Robert Hill. His version of the ...
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Sex offender suspected in 1970 Wis. child murder
Fox News - over 4 years
Milwaukee prosecutors are trying to use the state's sex offender law to help keep a 73-year-old man suspected of a 1970 child murder in custody. Robert Hill recently finished a 10-year sentence for sexually assaulting four children under the age of 10 between 1995 and 2002. But police say Hill also confessed to the 1970 killing of 9-year-old Donna Willing, before recanting. They say he knew details of her injuries that hadn't been released. Since physical evidence in her case was destroyed or lost in the 1990s, prosecutors will now try to prove he is a sexually violent person who should be kept in custody indefinitely. A hearing Monday will determine if the case goes to trial. Hill is being held in a supervised facility, pending the hearing's outcome.
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Vigil attendees remember BU students killed in New Zealand
The Daily Free Press - Boston Un - almost 5 years
Candles lit on marsh plaza for vigil remembering BU students killed in NZ crash. AMELIA PAK-HARVEY/DFP STAFF College of Arts and Sciences junior Tori Pinheiro said the first time she met Austin Brashears, one of the victims of a car crash in New Zealand, he told her the scar on his face was from a shark bite, although she later learned it was from a surfboard hit to the face. “That pretty much sums up Austin, he’s just an amazing person,” Pinheiro said, “and I had the privilege of being his best friend, and he was mine for the next year, and year after that, and year after that, and to this day.” Pinheiro read a letter she wrote for Austin, one of three students killed in the car crash, at a candlelight vigil held on Saturday evening at Marsh Plaza that commemorated the students killed in the crash. “You were the love of my life and we made each other so happy, and I never experienced a joy like I had with you,” she read. “We opened the doors to the world for each other and had t ...
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'The Threateners' Declare Uneasy Peace, End Of Pitt Bomb Threats
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
A group calling itself “The Threateners” has claimed responsibility for the University of Pittsburgh bomb threats, and says the threats will stop now that Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg met their demand to drop the $50,000 reward Pitt offered for information, the Pitt News reports. The Pitt bomb threats, which started in February with a message scrawled on a wall of Pitt’s Chevron Science Center, have become so disruptive that some professors began to hold classes outdoors or offer them online and have led some students to stay off-campus. An email forwarded on Friday to the Pitt News, the university’s student newspaper, detailed 'The Threateners' demand. “This all began when you, Nordenberg, put out a $10,000 — then $50,000 — ‘reward’ (bounty) for some young kid who’d pranked the University.” And "Simply withdraw the 'reward,' and we will end our actions permanently." Pitt officials appear to have agreed to the demands while avoiding correspondence with the group. ...
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National LGBT News Briefs: Campus, Catholics and Cops: Bathroom politics hit Pitt, Catholic hierarchy challenged on LGBT youth and LAPD takes a step on transgender policy
Metro Weekly - almost 5 years
News: Pitt Bathroom Policy Contradicts City/County Nondiscrimination Codes A University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) facilities policy contradicts that of the city and county in which the university is located, The Pitt News reports. In February, Pitt's Anti-Discriminatory Policies Committee passed a resolution suggesting that the university allow people to use campus bathrooms of the gender with which they identify, rather than of biological sex. Last month that suggestion came to a sudden halt when a representative from the university's General Counsel and Human Resources offices announced that students would be forced ''to use gendered facilities according to the sex listed on their birth certificates.'' The Pitt News reports that the university's policy challenges a citywide code regarding the issue. Charles Morrison, the director of Pittsburgh's Commission on Human Relations, suggested to The Pitt News that the university is violating both city and county codes. ''According t ...
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Dylan Richmond and Robert Hill impress in swimming events: 2011 WPSC Holiday Sprints
Bettor - about 5 years
Dylan Richmond and <a class="fplink fp-235856" href="/robert+hill+australian+politician">Robert Hill</a> impress in swimming events: 2011 WPSC Holiday Sprints Dylan J Richmond of GOST-NI and Robert J Hill impressed the aquatic crowd by winning gold medals of Boys 100-yard breaststroke in their respective age groups at the 2011 Whitney Point Swim Club (WPSC) Holiday Sprints on Thursday, December 29, 2011. Richmond outshined his competitors in the 13-14 years category while Hill proved his dominance in 15 years and above group. The 14-year-old Richmond remained ine...
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Leopards: Goals even greater in 2011 - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Perhaps the county&#39;s two most underrated D-linemen are back: senior Malcolm Hudson and junior Robert Hill Bronson. Redding and Bronson are penciled in as defensive ends this time. Besides Hudson, who collected 51 tackles, including 28 tackles behind
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“Be part of change, or be left behind”, Beattie challenges Australia on biofuels - Biofuels Digest
Google News - over 5 years
In addition to Beattie, Sir Richard Branson, former Australian Defense Minister Robert Hill, Queensland Energy minister Stephen Robertson and JGC chairman emeritus Yoshihiro Shigehisa were among the keynoters, describing daunting commercial development
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Dudley-Giles does in Hernando - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Hernando&#39;s Robert Hill Bronson is amped up following his tackle of Pasco quarterback QB Jacob Guy. By CHRIS BERNHARDT JR. Hernando&#39;s Marqui Redding handles the blocking assignment against Pasco&#39;s Alfred Ivie during Friday night&#39;s game in Dade City
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Norths facing uphilll hurdle - Ipswich Queensland Times
Google News - over 5 years
Ipswich Rugby League competition captains (from left) Dan Coburn (Brothers), Andrew Walker (Fassifern), Josh Roberts (Norths) and Robert Hill (Swifts). DON&#39;T bring a knife to a gun fight. That is the dilemma Norths face in their qualifying semi-final
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Tritec Tackles Mesabi East's Football Problem - Range News Now
Google News - over 5 years
According to Mesabi East football coach, Robert Hill, the blocking sled was not safe for use any longer, but the team needed one for proper training. To replace the seven-man sled would cost the school district around $7000. They also needed to replace
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Full day for small scholars in city - Attleboro Sun Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
The resolution was offered by school committee member Robert Hill. The school department currently has full-time kindergarten classes available for about half of the city&#39;s kindergarteners, with those participating selected by a lottery
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Charlene Bernice Daniel Hill - LubbockOnline.com
Google News - over 5 years
She is survived by son, Charles Hill and wife Linda of Monahans, Texas; three grandsons Mike Hill and wife Morgan of Tulsa Okla., Robert Hill, Burnett, Texas and Lance Hill and wife Karen of Roanoke, Texas; four granddaughters, Laurie Moorhead and
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LRPD Investigating the City's Latest Homicide - KATV
Google News - over 5 years
35 year old Robert Hill was shot once near the Thrasher Boys and Girls Club at West 33rd and State. He died at the scene. Police say, a 33 year old woman had been punched in the face. Hill came up to help her and find out who hit her
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Hill
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 67
    He completed the second of two two-year terms on 25 July 2014.
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  • 2012
    Age 65
    On 11 June 2012, Hill was named an Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for "eminent service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly through the development of policy reform in the portfolios of the environment and defence, and to Australia's international relations through senior diplomatic representation to the United Nations."
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  • 2010
    Age 63
    The University of Adelaide announced on 9 April 2010 that Hill had been appointed Chancellor of the University.
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  • 2009
    Age 62
    In July 2009, Hill was appointed by the Australian Government to head the Australian Carbon Trust.
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    Following his return to Australia in 2009, Hill accepted an appointment as Adjunct Professor in Sustainability at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney where he was involved in the development of the $2 million Dow Sustainability Program, funded by the US-based Dow Chemical Company Foundation, to bring together academic and policy experts from Australia and the US to develop action-oriented solutions to a range of sustainability challenges concerning energy, water, food and biodiversity that are technologically innovative, commercially scalable and politically viable.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 59
    Prior to Robert Hill's retirement in 2006 he voted for legalizing the abortion drug RU486 which had been banned in Australia up until that point.
    More Details Hide Details http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/senate-rejects-ru486-veto/2006/02/09/1139379617316.html As Liberal Government Senate leader Hill had expressed the importance of the transition of the Prime Ministership from Howard to his Liberal deputy and heir apparent Peter Costello be smooth. It was a transition that never eventuated when Howard lost government at the 2007 election and Costello refused to succeed Howard as Liberal leader.
    On 15 March 2006, Hill resigned from the Senate and, two days later, was appointed Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Australia, replacing Caroline Millar.
    More Details Hide Details He served in that position until May 2009. The diplomatic appointment made upon his retirement from Parliament was arranged by Foreign Minister and former Liberal leader Alexander Downer. Hill and Downer were factional rivals in their home state of South Australia and Downer was keen to see Hill out of Parliament as part of Downer's long-term plan to return to the Liberal Party leadership which never eventuated. Hill's diplomatic appointment had been criticized by then Shadow Foreign Minister and future Prime Minister Kevin Rudd who had doubts about Hill's diplomatic skills and said that the Howard Government had used the diplomatic service as "a Liberal Party employment agency" and this had left diplomats without the capacity to realise their ambitions.
    In January 2006, Hill announced his resignation from the Ministry and as Leader of the Government in the Senate.
    More Details Hide Details Hill did not specify any reason for his resignation, but said it was his decision to retire and he had not been pushed into it by the Prime Minister. However, one of The Age's senior journalists, Michelle Grattan, said on 31 March 2008 "Hill had not really wanted to leave Parliament, but John Howard was anxious to get him out."
  • 2005
    Age 58
    In July 2005 the Coalition parties took control of the Senate and Hill became the first Government Leader in the Senate since 1981 to command a majority in the chamber and therefore making him Senate Majority Leader.
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  • 2001
    Age 54
    On 1 January 2001, Hill was awarded the Centenary Medal for "service as Minister for Defence".
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 49
    Following the landslide election victory of the Liberals under John Howard in 1996, Hill became Leader of the Government in the Senate (1996–2006) and Minister for the Environment (1996–98).
    More Details Hide Details He was subsequently appointed Minister for the Environment and Heritage (1998–2001) and Minister for Defence (2001–06).
    The preselected candidate was instead Andrew Southcott who went on to win the seat at the 1996 election and Hill remained in the Senate until his retirement in 2006.
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  • 1994
    Age 47
    In 1994 he was unsuccessful in seeking Liberal preselection for the House of Representatives seat of Boothby for the 1996 election.
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    In 1994 he was Chairman of the Senate's Policy Review Committee.
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  • 1990
    Age 43
    After the Liberals' defeat (their fourth consecutive loss) at the 1990 federal election, Hill became Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (1990–96), and held appointments during these years as Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Defence, Public Administration and Education, Science and Training.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 34
    He took his seat in the Senate on 1 July 1981, and served until 15 March 2006.
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  • 1980
    Age 33
    Robert Hill was elected as a Senator for the State of South Australia, representing the Liberal Party, at the 1980 Federal election.
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  • 1977
    Age 30
    He was Vice-President of the Liberal Party in South Australia 1977–79 and President 1985–87.
    More Details Hide Details Like many South Australian Liberals, Hill belonged to the liberal or moderate wing of the Liberal Party. He was also a member of the Liberal Party's Federal Executive 1985–87 and 1990–93.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 19
    While eligible from National Service in 1966 he did not serving the ADF.
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  • 1965
    Age 18
    Hill came from political family and his father, Murray Hill, was a prominent Liberal member of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1965 to 1988.
    More Details Hide Details His daughter, Victoria, is an Australian actress.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on September 25, 1946.
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