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2014 New Year Honours List
Awards bestowed by
HRH Prince Leonard on the occasion of the beginning of a New Year!
Order of Wisdom and Learning
Dr. Siew-Pang Chan
(Singapore - REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE)
Bestowed with the Rank of
Companion in the Order of Wisdom and Learning:
As a pioneer in Analytics in Singapore, Dr. Chan has founded two Analytics companies to date. These companies are essentially non-profit in nature. The key objective is to expose his students to the field and to offer them the opportunities to work on research and consultation projects. Recently, he has been contacted by a major startup initiated by the Singapore Government to promote Analytics.
As a trained statistician, industrial engineer and decision scientist, Dr. Chan has been conferred Chartered status by several academic organizations in the United Kingdom, including the Institute of Mathematics & Its Applications (1999), the Royal Statistical Society (2000) and the Science Council (2005). Committed to the development of Statistics and Analytics in Singapore, he had served as the Chairman of the SAS Users Group (Singapore) from 1997 to 1999, and is the founder and patron of the first state-approved Stata Users Group in the world in 2008.
Together with his research collaborators, Dr. Chan has published over 80
scholarly papers in peer-reviewed journals to date. Many of these
high-impact journals are ranked A or A* by the Australian Research Council
(ARC). In June 2012, Dr. Chan’s research team was awarded a National Medical
Research Council Cooperative Basic Research Grant for 2012 to 2015
Mr Rebner is now probably the most comprehensively qualified administrator (anywhere) and considers the writing of academic papers to promote particular ideas as being of benefit to the community, even when these bring him little kudos for his effort.
Mr Rebner has promoted the local region for approximately twenty years. His successful suggestions to the Council (ca 1997) initiated the building of a causeway on Warialda’s river to maintain water during droughts, and the construction of a large billboard to advertise the town’s real estate possibilities to travellers (Warialda Standard, 4 Aug 1999). He published a list of fifty enterprises that could be invited to relocate to Warialda (Warialda Standard, 11 March 1998; 24 July 2002), an article mentioned on Prime Television by Mayor Swain of the neighbouring Moree Shire.
He has published articles promoting local manufacturing industry (Warialda Standard, 24, 2000; 23 August 2000) and suggested creating a fifty acre manufacturing park near the town’s water reservoir and substation. He supported the establishment of a charcoal plant in the region to process timber rather than waste it during hazard reduction burn-offs, and to use the charcoal for manufacturing semiconductor silicon (Warialda Standard, 29 January 2003).
He has suggested the town gain publicity by associating itself with media weather presenters (Warialda Standard, 3 March 1999) because it has kept statistics since 1879.
After a former editor stated that no-one had been able to discover any pattern in the town’s rainfall records Mr Rebner published a useful statistical analysis and chart for data from 1879 until 2011, revealing several discernable patterns:
The nomination list of achievements and service continues to a far greater extent than we could possibly publish here, nor can we pick the best bits as they are all "best bits"!
Suffice to say, Mr Rolf Rebner, Chartered Company Secretary and qualified accountant, has dedicated himself to becoming a comprehensively educated and useful citizen and board member.
He has continually promoted his local community, scholarship and good governance for more than twenty years.
Illustrious Order of Merit
Capt. Sir Richard Ananda Barton
BA (Hons)., RHRL.
(Gosnells - WESTERN AUSTRALIA)
Bestowed with the Rank of Member of the Illustrious Order of Merit for:
12 months loyal and outstanding service with the Royal Hutt River Legion.
Capt. Sir Ananda is the Commander of the 1st Barton Platoon based in Perth,
Corporal Lisa "Aliyah" Oliver
Corporal Aliyah is a member of the 1st Barton Platoon and has provided excellent service and support to that unit and its commander Lt Sir Ananda Barton. Service to such a degree that in September 2013 Corporal Aliyah was promoted to the rank of Corporal from her then rank of Legionnaire.
Naomi not only acts in the position of USA media liaison for the PHR but also promotes the Principality through her position as actor, singer, Film producer/director & instructor in the arts.
(New York, U.S.A.)
Bestowed with the Rank of Officer in the Illustrious Order of Merit for:
Service to the Sovereign and the Principality in general in his Role as PHR Special Envoy to New York
Andrew has not only provided service in his position as Special Envoy, but he also uses every opportunity to promote the Principality amongst his peers where he is involved in the areas of entertainment, screenwriting, politics and the media.
|Knight Commander (KCIOM)
Dr. Murray Eiland Jr.
(Danville, CA. U.S.A.)
Bestowed with the Rank of Knight Commander in the Illustrious Order of Merit for:
Outstanding service to humanity in his profession as a Medical Doctor, Author and teacher.
Due to state funding cuts, he has had to help many who could not even register for state benefits. He has spent a considerable amount of his free time helping those with no thought of receiving payment. This is particularly true for patients recently arrived to America from the Middle East. Dr. Murray Eiland Jr. has a second calling, researching Islamic art and he has used his familiarity with the languages and cultures of the area to make many people feel at home in their new country.
Over 52 years of professional practice as a psychiatrist, Dr Eiland
thousands of hours assisting patients. While working for various State
agencies he would greatly exceed his billable hours. In that capacity, he
became aware that there were many more people - often friends or relatives
of official patients - who needed assistance. For various reasons these
people could neither pay nor enrol themselves into a State funded program.
Some were elderly who were perhaps too proud to ask directly for help.
Others were immigrants who were not aware of how to utilize (and perhaps
were also distrustful of) the public services offered by their new home. Dr
Eiland was always happy to speak to unofficial patients on the phone at all
hours, meet with them for therapy, or even go out to visit them if the
situation was urgent.
|Knight Grand Commander (KGCIOM)
Occasionally we receive a nomination that is supported by a large number of a nominee's peers, a nomination that if it were not for the very large accompanying list of references and evidence to support the nomination, would be hard to believe. This nomination for Geoffrey McGregor is one of those nominations.
With a list of
references, a community service CV like is rarely ever seen and a large
batch of peer supporting letters, it is easily seen that Mr McGregor
has indeed contributed almost a lifetime of Community Service in various
avenues that has been well beyond the call of duty. He has done so whilst
himself suffering from several serious chronic medical conditions.
there is far too much information to print here and it is impossible to
select any parts of the list of his service
The Brass Band Movement
We wholeheartedly concur with this request.
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