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Asia Pacific Greens Federation

The Asia Pacific Greens Federation is a federation of national Green parties and environmental organizations in countries in the Pacific Ocean and Asia, is one of the four federations that constitute the Global Greens. 32 Parties from 30 nations got together in February 2005 in Japan, to found the network. There they elected a Membership Panel, delegates to the Global Greens Coordination. Thereafter newly endorsed Member parties and groups participated at the Global Greens Conference in São Paulo, Brazil in 2008, in the 2nd APGN Congress held in Taipei City in April 2010; this Congress adopted a new organisational structure for the APGN, known as the (APGN rules, a 5 Year Strategic Plan. A new APGN Coordinating Committee was composed of 8 delegates from different countries; the 3 new delegates of GGC from Asia Pacific were elected. Other outcomes included a Fair Share Declaration; the final report details the proceedings and outcomes of the 2010 Congress in Taipei. Member nations and parties include: Australia: Australian Greens - Hong Kong: Green Party Hong Kong - India: India Greens Party - Japan: Greens Japan - Mongolia: Civil Will Green Party of Mongolia - Mongolia: Mongolian Green Party - Nepal: Green Civil Society -, New Zealand: Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand - Pakistan: Pakistan Green Party - Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea Greens Philippines: Philippine Green Party - South Korea: Green Party Korea - Taiwan: Green Party Taiwan - and Taiwan Friends of the Global Greens Associate Membership Groups Australia: Federation for a democratic China Australia - Nepal: Green Nepal Party - Philippines: Philippine Greens Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Green Alliance - http://surakimusrilanka.netFriends of APGN China: 中国绿人社会 China Green Man Society - China: China Green Party, Chinese Green Party, Green Party of China & Chinese Young Greens Nepal: Apex Mission Nepal Asia Pacific Greens APGN2010 Asia Pacific Greens Taipei Meeting 2010 - report Asia Pacific Greens Kyoto Meeting 2005 - preview Asia Pacific Greens Kyoto Meeting 2005 - report

Li Zaiyi

Li Zaiyi, né Li Zaiyi, courtesy name Fanggu, formally the Prince of Wuwei, was a general of the Chinese dynasty Tang Dynasty who, from 826 to 831, ruled Lulong Circuit in de facto independence from the imperial government as the circuit's military governor, although he was respectful to Emperor Wenzong and participated in the imperial campaign against the rebel general Li Tongjie. After he was expelled in a mutiny by Yang Zhicheng, the imperial government continued to commission him as a military governor, he served at two other circuits subsequently. Li Zaiyi was born in 788, he was a descendant of Li Chengqian, at one point the crown prince of Emperor Taizong of Tang, therefore a distant relative to Tang's imperial family. It was said that his ancestors were known for generations for their battlefield prowess and served at You Prefecture. Li Zaiyi lost his father early, he spent his days touring with those from his home area not under anyone's orders. Li was said to be capable in wrestling.

When then-military governor of Lulong, Liu Ji, saw him, Liu was impressed, invited him to serve on Liu's guard corps. For his subsequent accomplishments, Li received repeated promotions. In 826, then-military governor Zhu Kerong and his son Zhu Yanling were killed in a mutiny. Another faction of soldiers supported Zhu Kerong's second son Zhu Yansi to succeed him. Zhu Yansi, was said to be cruel, several months Li led another mutiny and killed Zhu Yansi, further slaughtered the Zhu family, he submitted a report of Zhu Yansi's crimes to the imperial government. Soon thereafter, Emperor Jingzong commissioned Li as the new military governor. Li was created the Prince of Wuwei and bestowed a new name Zaiyi. In 827, the imperial government prepared for a campaign against Li Tongjie, who seized control of Henghai Circuit after the death of his father, Li Quanlüe, military governor, without imperial sanction. Li Zaiyi offered to participate in the imperial campaign, subsequently, when Emperor Wenzong did declare a general campaign against Li Tongjie, Li Zaiyi was one of the generals mobilized.

Li Tongjie, trying to get the other circuits' military governors to speak on his behalf, sent many of his relatives to try to bribe those military governors with money and women, but when he sent his nephew with bribes to Lulong, Li Zaiyi arrested his nephew and sent the nephew and the bribe to the capital Chang'an. Thereafter, Li Zaiyi participated in attacking Henghai's capital prefecture Cang Prefecture. After Li Tongjie surrendered in 829, Li Zaiyi received the honorific chancellor title of Tong Zhongshu Menxia Pingzhangshi. In 830, Xi forces attacked Lulong. Li Zaiyi captured the chieftain Rujie. In 831, when Li Zaiyi was feasting with an imperial emissary, his officer Yang Zhicheng started a mutiny, Li Zaiyi and his son Li Zhengyuan were forced to flee to Yi Prefecture. Emperor Wenzong considered launching an army to reinstate Li Zaiyi, but the chancellor Niu Sengru pointed out that the imperial government had no strength at the time for such a campaign. Emperor Wenzong thus allowed Yang to take over.

Meanwhile, when Li Zaiyi arrived in Chang'an from Yi Prefecture, Emperor Wenzong, because Li Zaiyi had been respectful and had participated in the campaign against Henghai, continued to let him carry the title Tong Zhongshu Menxia Pingzhangshi, further conveyed the title of Taibao on him. In summer 831, Emperor Wenzong made Li Zaiyi the military governor of Shannan West Circuit, as well as the mayor of its capital Xingyuan Municipality. In 833, he was made the military governor of Hedong Circuit, as well as the mayor of its capital Taiyuan Municipality, it was said that at that time, whenever Tang's ally Huigu sent emissaries to offer tributes, the emissaries pillaged the Tang territory they went through. The local governments did not dare to complain, only reacted by mobilizing security forces; when Li Zaiyi arrived at Hedong, there happened to be a Huigu mission led by the emissary Li Chang going through Hedong. Li Zaiyi met with Li Chang and stated: The Khan sent you, General, to submit tributes, in order the affirm the relationship between uncle and nephew.

The khan did not send you to humiliate the greater empire. If you, General, do not control your subordinates, such that they assault and rob, I, Li Zaiyi, will kill them. Do not think that you can disregard Chinese laws. Li Zaiyi sent away his guards and put only two guards at his headquarters. Li Chang, did not carry out any hostile actions. In 834, Yang Zhicheng was himself expelled by his officer Shi Yuanzhong, he fled toward Chang'an, as he went through Hedong, Li Zaiyi had him battered and wanted to kill him, only stopping after earnest advice from the staffers. Li, still killed Yang's wife and followers. Emperor Wenzong did not punish Li, on account of his accomplishments. Li submitted a petition, accusing Yang of having dug up the tombs of Li's mother and brother to steal the treasures buried with them, he requested that Yang be executed so that he could take out Yang's heart to sacrifice it to his mother.

Alexander Hugh Freeland Barbour

Alexander Hugh Freeland Barbour LLD FRSE FRCPE was a Scottish gynaecologist and noted medical author. He was President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and co-author of the world-acclaimed Manual of Gynaecology. Barbour was born on 7 January 1856 in Edinburgh, the youngest son of Margaret Fraser Sandeman and George Freeland Barbour of Bonskeid, a Director of the North British Railway, he graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA and BSc in natural sciences, continuing at the University to study medicine. He graduated with an MD in 1884, having won a gold medal for his thesis On Spinal Deformity in relation to Obstetrics, he was President of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh 1914 to 1916. In life he is listed as living at 4 Charlotte Square, an elite Edinburgh address, he was buried in Dean Cemetery on the lower concealed south terrace. In 1889 he married Margaret Nelson Brown, their son George Brown Barbour became a geologist, spending time in America and China, is known as the discoverer of the Xiaochangliang site.

Barbour's sister, Margaret Stewart Barbour, married Alexander Russell Simpson. Their son was George Freeland Barbour Simpson. Alexander Russell Simpson was a near neighbour to Barbour, living at 52 Queen Street. Barbour was for 40 years an elder at St George's United Free Church, ministered by his brother-in-law Dr Alexander Whyte, having joined the church when a student, he was president of the Scottish Auxiliary of the China Mission of the English Presbyterian Church, succeeding his father. The Anatomy of Labour Manual of Gynaecology co-written with Dr David Berry Hart Gynaecological Diagnosis and Treatment, co-written with Prof B P Watson

Frances Montresor Buchanan Allen Penniman

Frances Montresor Buchanan Allen Penniman was an American botanist, a figure of the American Revolution. She was remembered for knowledge of botany, it may be that the specimens in the herbaria of Penniman and her daughter were the oldest in the state of Vermont, for the oldest in the herbaria of the University of Vermont are dated 1819. Frances Montresor was born April 4, 1760, in New York City, the illegitimate daughter of John Montresor, a British general killed in battle; the mother, Anna Schoolcraft, died in 1766 in childbirth. Anna was the daughter of James Calcraft, a veteran British artillerist, who had served with reputation under the Duke of Marlborough, came to the United States after the treaty of Utrecht, with the exalted notions of the part he had borne in the field, of the reign of Queen Anne, under whose banners he had served. After Anna's death, her sister, became Penniman's new mother. Margaret married Colonel Crean Brush of the British army, they had one child. Penniman became Brush's step-daughter.

Brush and his wife and stepdaughter came to Westminster, Vermont, in 1771, to look after some 20,000 acres of land that he claimed in the Connecticut valley, to win distinction that he could not so gain in New York. He was soon appointed by the Province of New York Clerk and Surrogate of Cumberland Co. the first county established in the New Hampshire Grants divided into Windsor and Windham Counties. A brilliant orator, one who cut a large figure in the little community, Brush was yet unscrupulous and a bitter Tory, he was in high repute there. He was one of two who drew up the Governor's proclamation putting a price of £100 on the heads of Ethan Allen and Remember Baker, little dreaming that Allen would live to become the husband of his step-daughter, it was because his Toryism had made him too obnoxious to his Vermont neighbors, that in 1775, he was offering his services to Gen. Gage of Boston, from whom he received a commission. Penniman was a girl in her teens during the family's sojourn in Westminster and remained there after her step-father went to Boston.

That she was on good terms with him, is indicated by a clause of his will made while he was imprisoned in Boston, which gave to her one-third of his property. Penniman had been engaged, previous to her first marriage, to a British officer who died attempting to cross the Hudson River in a small boat in a storm. In early 1777, at the age of 16, Penniman married Capt. John Buchanan, a British army officer, killed shortly thereafter in service of the King's Loyal Rangers, their only child died before 1784. After her husband's death, she was again living with her mother and step-father. Colonel Brush died in January 1778. Margaret married Edward Wall, with Penniman, the family removed to Westminster, Vermont; the location chosen by him for his residence was one of the most beautiful in that section of the fertile valley of the Connecticut River. The settlement in that town was one of the best cultivated in the State; such was the wealth and position of Mr. Wall, that he spared no expense in the education of his step-daughter, sent to the capital of New England to complete her education.

Penniman was 18. "I should like," said Penniman, one evening in a mixed company in her step-father's parlor, "above all things to see this Mr. Allen, of whom we hear such incredible things." This saying reached the ears of Allen, who soon after paid a visit to the house of Mr. Wall, was introduced to Penniman. There was a mutual and agreeable surprise, both manifestly pleased with the tone of thought and conversation, which ran on with a natural flow, developed traits of kindred sympathies of intellect and feeling, it was late in the evening. He had not failed to observe the interest. "And now," said he, as he stood erect before her, was about to depart—" and now, Miss Brush, allow me to ask, how do you like this Mr. Allen?'" In 1784, when Penniman was 24, she was living with her mother and step-father, Mr. Wall, in Westminster, he was attempting to recover some of the lost possessions of the family. But Brush's vast acres had been sequestered to the state. Gen. Ethan Allen, who had frequent occasion to visit Westminster, fell a victim to Penniman's charms.

Gen. Allen was at this time a widower of 47, with four children. On February 16, Gen. Allen entered Margaret's apartment, found Penniman in a morning gown, standing on a chair, arranging china on the shelves of a china-closet. After a few words of greeting, he said to her, "Fanny, if we are to be married, now is the time, for I am on my way to Arlington." "Very well," she replied, "if you will give me time to get my josie." In a short time she was ready, together they entered the breakfast-room where a group of judges were sitting. Chief-Justice Robinson was asked by Allen to perform the ceremony. To Robinson's astonished question "When?" the answer was "Now." The judge suggested that it was a matter of importance which required due consideration, to which Allen replied, implying that with such a bride long consideration was unnecessary. The ceremony was performed, interrupted at one point by Allen, who when called upon to promise "agreeable to the law of God," exclaimed after a glance out the wind

Marian University (Wisconsin)

Marian University Marian College of Fond du Lac, is a Roman Catholic liberal arts university in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of Saint Agnes, which continues to sponsor the University today. Marian University has an enrollment of 2000 undergraduate and graduate students. Seventy-one percent of students are women. Ninety-four percent of students receive financial aid. 32% of undergraduate students live on campus. Marian University opened as Marian College of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on September 8, 1936, with 17 full-time and 25 part-time students, eight faculty; the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes founded the college in response to a Wisconsin Department of Instruction decision that nuns were not allowed to teach in public schools while wearing their religious habits. Marian became accredited in elementary education in 1941; the first graduating class in August 1941 had eight nun graduates. The first lay students graduated in 1942. Marian had 86 full-time and 145 part-time students in 1950, who attended classes in a convent next to St. Agnes Hospital.

Although founded as a women’s college, the superintendent of Fond du Lac schools attended art and music classes with his wife in 1940. Increasing enrollment caused the college to move to its current 100 acres campus on Fond du Lac's east side in the mid 1960s, the college became co-educational in 1970; the school became accredited by the North Central Association for a Master's of Arts program in 1987, was approved for a Ph. D. program in Leadership Studies in 2002. On May 1, 2008, Marian College of Fond du Lac changed its name to Marian University to reflect an expansion of its programs and classes and to position the institution for continued growth. Marian University consists of two Colleges: the College of the Professions and the College of Arts and Letters. Marian became affiliated with The Catholic University of America and the National Catholic Educational Association in 1949, it became accredited with the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools for teacher education in 1960.

Marian University is accredited by the North Central Association, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, National League for Nursing, Council on Social Work Education, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Marian’s curriculum has been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin State Board of Nursing, certified by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Law Enforcement Standards Board Training and Standards Bureau. Marian University offers 11 bachelor's degrees, four master's degrees, one doctoral degree. Undergraduate students are required to take 3 credits in Philosophy. Graduate level programs include courses; the Campus Ministry at Marian University provides many activities for students to deepen their understanding of the Catholic tradition: weekly Mass, sacraments, Scripture study, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, outreach to the local area. 45 South is Marian University's literary magazine.

The Sabre is its online newspaper. Marian University's athletic teams' nickname is the Sabres, its colors are white. Students participate in sports at the NCAA Division III level in women’s basketball, hockey, softball and volleyball, men’s baseball, golf, soccer, men's volleyball and lacrosse. Teams have held membership in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference since 2006, after holding membership in the Lake Michigan Conference from 1974 to 2006. Marian University's men's hockey team participates in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. Women's hockey is a member of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, the men's volleyball team competes in the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League. Since starting an intercollegiate athletic program in 1972, the Sabres have won 62 conference titles. Since joining the NCAA in 1997, seven different programs have competed in the NCAA Division III National Tournament. Dianne Bergant - author and scripture scholar Patrick G. Coy - author and scholar in the field of conflict resolution Amy Sue Vruwink - member of the Wisconsin State Assembly Official website Official athletics website