click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Scottish Green Party

The Scottish Green Party is a green political party in Scotland. The party has six MSPs in the Scottish Parliament as of 2016. After the 2017 local elections, the party have 19 councillors in six of the 32 Scottish local councils; the Scottish Green Party was created in 1990 when the former Green Party split into separate, independent parties, for Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales. The party is affiliated to the European Green Party. Party membership increased following the Scottish independence referendum, during which it supported Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom; as of 2018, the Scottish Green Party are the fifth biggest party by membership in Scotland. The Scottish Green Party is independent, but works with the other green parties of the United Kingdom and Ireland: the Green Party of England and Wales, the Green Party in Northern Ireland and the Green Party of Ireland, it is a full member of the European Green Party. The party has six MSPs and nineteen councillors.

At the 2005 Westminster election, the party contested 19 seats and polled 25,760 votes, they returned no MPs. Its highest share of the vote was 7.7% of the vote in Glasgow North. In the European Parliament election of 2004, it did not return any MEPs; the party lost five of their seven seats in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election. According to accounts filed with the Electoral Commission for the year ending 31 December 2009, the party had an income of about £90,230 that year, an expenditure of £61,165 and a membership of 1,072. Within days of the Scottish Independence referendum being held, the membership swelled to more than 5,000. Launching its manifesto for the 2015 General Election, the Scottish Green Party stated a membership of over 8,500. By October 2015 the party were holding their biggest conference, with their membership standing at more than 9,000; the Scottish Green Party hold conferences every Spring and Autumn, where members from throughout Scotland attend to deal with all the business of the Scottish Green Party, with delegates voting on conference motions and policy motions.

Between conferences, the Party Council provides the forum for strategic decisions, policy discussions and branch coordination. The council is composed of two delegates from branches branch co-convenors and special interest groups; the council is led by Council Co-Convenors, Chris Ballance and Mags Hall. The party's day-to-day administration is supervised by the Executive Committee, led by Executive Chair, Ross Greer; this committee oversees the work of the elected National Committees. The party is made up of branches, who cover one or more local authority areas, meet on a regular basis; the Scottish Green Party have five self-organised groups: Scottish Young Greens Women’s Network Rainbow Greens Disabled Network Scottish Green Party Trade Union GroupThe groups have additional meetings and discussions which are separate from the main party meetings. The Scottish Green Party originated as the Scottish branch of the Ecology Party, founded in 1978 by Leslie Spoor; the Ecology Party became the UK Green Party and it remained a constituent party until 1990, when the Scottish Green Party became a separate entity.

The separation was amicable, as part of the green commitment to decentralisation: the Scottish Green Party supported the referendum on Scottish independence and opposed Britain's entry into the European Common Market in its 1989 European election manifesto, claiming that the Common Market would cause mass unemployment for Scottish workers, force Scotland to move towards a tourist-based economy, enable the destruction of local food markets and cause catastrophic environmental damage – for this reason, the party campaigned for a Europe-wide confederation of individuals on global issues affecting the environment. The Scottish Green Party has its most prominent presence in the Scottish Parliament, elected using the additional member system of proportional representation. In the first election to this Parliament, in 1999, the Scottish Green Party got one Member of the Scottish Parliament elected by proportional representation, Robin Harper, the UK's first elected Green parliamentarian. On 1 May 2003 the Scottish Greens added six new MSPs to their previous total.

In the 2007 elections, the Party lost five seats in Holyrood. However, in the council elections, taking place under the new Single Transferable Vote voting system, they gained three Councillors on the City of Edinburgh Council and five Councillors on Glasgow City Council. On 11 May, the Greens signed an agreement with the Scottish National Party, which meant that the Greens voted for Alex Salmond as First Minister and supported his initial Ministerial appointments. In return, the Nationalists backed a climate change bill as an early measure and promised to legislate against ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Firth of Forth; the SNP agreed to nominate Patrick Harvie, one of the Green MSPs, to convene one of the Holyrood committees: Transport and Climate Change. On 28 January 2009, the two Green MSPs were instrumental in the defeat of the Government's budget, though a amended version was passed the following week. On 31 May, Cllr Martin Ford a Liberal Democrat, joined the Scottish Green Party in protest against the plans by Donald Trump to develop on an important environmental site at Menie.

On 13 October 2009, he was joined by fellow former Lib

Vilma G. Holland

Vilma Isabel Gonzalez Cordova Holland was a Puerto Rican visual artist. Holland was born in Puerto Rico, she was the fourth youngest of ten children in the large Gonzalez Cordova family. Her father, was a merchant while her mother, Rosa Candida, stayed at home raising the children; the first floor of their large, two-story concrete home was the family business and the second floor was the living quarters. Jose sold groceries and provisions downstairs while his wife reared the children upstairs in their seven-bedroom home. Holland's artistic talents were discovered early in life. A favorite family story is that as a child Holland was asked by a teacher to draw pictures of two famous Spanish poets. Upon completion, the teacher refused to believe that Holland had done the pen and ink portraits without using graph paper or tracing. Accused of lying, she was sent home. Señora Gonzalez Cordova returned to the school with Holland and they documented her exceptional talent. Holland attended high school in her hometown of Caguas.

Her teacher, Victor Torres Lizardi, a painter from Caguas, taught her pen and ink along with watercolors. After some spirited family discussions, Holland followed her artistic interests majoring in art at Nazareth Junior College in Bardstown, Kentucky, she received her diploma on June 3, 1948. Upon graduation, Holland returned home and enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico, UPR. One of her art teachers was Professor Guillermo Sureda, he continued her education with watercolors. Sureda was from Spain and his wife, like Holland, was from Puerto Rico. Professor Fran Cervoni, another art teacher, taught design to her. Professor Cristobol Ruiz introduced Holland to oils. Holland graduated with a bachelor's degree in art on May 27, 1949; the UPR recognized her design abilities and Cervoni helped Holland obtain a fellowship to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where she studied under various artists, including Arnold Burchess. Holland received an Associate in Applied Science from FIT on June 11, 1964.

During this time she divorced Emigdio Buonomo. After college, Holland taught art at the University of Puerto Rico, she worked in the corporate world where she specialized in corporate identity and product design. At this time and Senora Teresita Abella founded the Thomas Alva Edison School Caguas, Puerto Rico, a private school with an initial enrollment of five students; the school continued to grow, serves over 600 pupils. For this and other contributions to her home island, Holland was honored as one of the “Grandes Mujeres De Puerto Rico”. In the late 1960s, Holland and her mother rented a loft apartment in Puerto Rico. Shortly after moving in, Holland met PJ Holland, they were married about one year and moved to Caracas, Venezuela. Holland turned all of her attention to drawing. In April 1973, Holland was commissioned to create a pen and ink drawing of Blanca Rodriguez, the Primera Dama de Venezuela, published on the cover of Mujer Magazine; when exhibition and framing costs increased, Holland started a company, Artes Vilma, to market her pen and ink greeting card designs.

The cards became popular. In 1975 the Canis Club de Venezuela, an associate club of the Federacion Canina de Venezuela, asked her to design a poster to be used for their annual dog show. Meanwhile, Holland continued to exhibit, she built a reputation in the Venezuelan art community. Her work was developed around a theme and often touched upon controversial subjects, her personal crusade became addressing the plight of the indigenous Guajiro Indians living on Lake Maracaibo. Along the Guajira Peninsula, Holland observed and painted pictures of less fortunate villagers who lived in Palafitos that the people had built over the water. Many of Holland's paintings depicted the poverty of the Guajiro Indians, contrasted with the oil richness of their land; the works were critical successes and led to raising social awareness of the inequality. Several of these paintings were exhibited on November 30, 1975. In late 1976/early 1977, her husband was transferred to Puerto Rico, so Holland continued her career of painting and expanding her artistic vision.

During this time, Holland met artist Alfonso Arana and began studying at his studio in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Under his influence, she began to experiment in Arana's style with pastels mixed with oils and “transparency in art.” The two became close friends and Arana once said of Holland, “…see a true artist at work.” In early 1990s her husband retired and within a few years the couple moved to the United States. They bought a home in Georgia. Holland was not as active in the arts community, her memory was beginning to fail. She had given up painting relying only on ink for her artistic release, her husband continued to be active in the local arts community. A few artists reviewed some of Holland's paintings and they encouraged him to exhibit her work; the local newspaper published an article devoted to Holland's art. By this time, her overall health had shown increasing signs of marked deterioration, a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease was made. After six years of home care and two years of nursing home care, Vilma G. Holland died on January 26, 2005.

List of Puerto Ricans

Kengo Mashimo

Kengo Mashimo is a Japanese professional wrestler working for Kaientai Dojo. His style is a combination of hard, martial arts style strikes, he is the ace of Kaientai Dojo. Kengo Mashimo debuted in Puerto Rico in 2001 as one of the first Kaientai Dojo students. Once Kaientai Dojo arrived in Japan in April 2002, Mashimo started as a wrestler using a grappling and shoot style, finishing his opponents by KO or TKO before starting a short series of matches with Isami which Mashimo lost 3-1, but in doing so, won a lot of crowd support for his fire and spirit. Mashimo did not affiliate with any units instead choosing to fight anyone. 2003 saw Mashimo have his biggest match in his career since debuting as a wrestler, taking on NJPW junior legend Jyushin Thunder Liger in an impressive match which opened eyes to him. He travelled to some other promotions that year, including Riki Choshu's World Japan. In 2004, he allied with Kunio Toshima and SUPER-X but never making a faction. Toshima & Mashimo won the UWA and UWF Intercontinental tag team titles, but vacated them after winning due to winning them in a Handicap match in the tournament final as Hi69's partner, MIYAWAKI was injured earlier in the night.

Mashimo got the biggest chance of his career, challenging Heat for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. He made it to the STRONGEST-K'04 finals that year after dispatching of Taka Michinoku in the semifinals. However, Mashimo was defeated by Hi69 in the finals at Tokyo's Korakuen Hall. In 2005, under the guidance of former Far East Connection manager, 296, Kengo Mashimo formed a stable along with KAZMA called Kinnoutou and Kinnoutou started to dominate taking in Ryota Chikuzen and Kunio Toshima as well. Mashimo and KAZMA though were the most successful of the group, Mashimo going undefeated from the formation of Kinnoutou and did not drop a fall until well after he left the group. Kengo Mashimo and KAZMA won the first Strongest-K Tag Team tournament and were crowned the first Strongest-K Tag Team Champions, the two dominating the tag team scene in K-DOJO as they won the UWA and UWF Intercontinental Tag Team titles, absorbing them into the STRONGEST-K Tag Team title; when K-DOJO split its roster into two, along with the rest of his Kinnoutou allies were drafted to GET.

Mashimo's singles dominance was highlighted with winning the STRONGEST-K'05 tournament, defeating Yuji Hino in one of the longest singles matches in K-DOJO history. Early 2006 saw Mashimo and KAZMA lose their first tag match together, losing the STRONGEST-K Tag Team title in February to Makoto Oishi and Shiori Asahi. After losing, signs of friction started to grow in Kinnoutou with Kunio Toshima's sense of justice saving TAKU Michinoku from a Kinnoutou attack. Mashimo and Toshima battled each other until Mashimo defeated Toshima in April. Mashimo resumed his quest to become the ace of K-DOJO and became the first man to win the STRONGEST-K tournament twice by defeating Saburo Inematsu in the final and after his win, he left Kinnoutou and jumped to RAVE where he was a lone wolf after rejecting attempts from New Standard, Kashiwa Gumi and the Boso Heroes. After two years of chasing, Mashimo gained K-DOJO's Strongest-K Championship title by defeating the popular JOE and became the ace of the company.

After joining RAVE and winning the Strongest-K Championship, Mashimo started a rival partnership with the newly unmasked Madoka. Mashimo appeared on Big Mouth Loud and Uwai Station shows. Mashimo and Madoka fought for Mashimo's title at the January Korakuen show, but resumed their partnership after, the two winning the 2007 STRONGEST-K Tag Team Tournament and followed it by winning in the GPWA sponsored Differ Cup tournament. Mashimo's Kinnoutou past was brought back to him, defeating his ex-partner KAZMA in the main event for the 5th Anniversary show in April taking on Ryota Chikuzen for his title a few months later. Once GET and RAVE merged, Mashimo kept his partnership with Madoka and brought Boso Boy Raito into their alliance, however never becoming a group. Mashimo began a short feud with TAKA Michinoku, Mashimo forcing TAKA to prove himself after an average two years, which led to a title match on TAKA's 15 Anniversary show which Mashimo won. 2007 has seen Mashimo start an interpromotional rivalry with BJW heavyweight Daisuke Sekimoto, the two fighting on nearly every Indy Summit show, culmulating in a BJW Tag Team title match with Mashimo teaming with DDT star HARASHIMA in a 30-minute draw against champions Sekimoto and Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX's Yoshihito Sasaki.

On September 7, 2012, Mashimo began working for New Japan Pro Wrestling, joining the Suzuki-gun stable, which included his trainer Taka Michinoku. Mashimo's first big match in New Japan took place on September 23 at Destruction, where he was defeated by Togi Makabe in a singles match. On November 15, Mashimo entered a tournament to determine the inaugural NEVER Openweight Champion. After wins over Bushi and Ryusuke Taguchi, Mashimo was eliminated from the tournament in the semifinals on November 19 by Karl Anderson. From November 20 to December 1, Mashimo took part in the round-robin portion of the 2012 World Tag League, alongside Suzuki-gun leader Minoru Suzuki; the team finished with a record of three losses, failing to advance from their block. In February 2013, Mashimo took part in Suzuki-gun's war with the Chaos stable, which built to a singles match on February 10 at The New Beginning, where he was defeated by Shinsuke Nakamura. In early 2014, Mashimo began working for All Japan Pro Wrestling as a member of Kenso's Dark Kingdom stable.

However, on

Graham Goodkind

Graham Clifford Goodkind is an English businessman. Goodkind was born on 18 January 1966 in Dollis Hill, Willesden, to Derek Goodkind, a furrier and his wife Pessa. Goodkind is an only child, he was educated at the University College School and graduated from the London Metropolitan University, where he read Business Studies and Marketing. After graduating, Goodkind took up the offer of work experience at Lynne Franks PR in December 1989.. He got a full-time job as a trainee account executive at Lynne Franks PR after a month and in seven years worked his way up to the position of managing director. Goodkind subsequently left to set up an internet venture at the beginning of the dotcom boom called Funmail re-branded as another.com. It offered free web-based email with many domains. Planning on listing on the AIM, the company instead accepted an offer instead from Eden, an investment company, to purchase a 20% stake for £6.5m, valuing the fledgling business at £31.25m. Graham, together with one other founder, sold his stake in the company a year before the dotcom bubble burst.

In September 2000, Graham founded Frank PR. Graham is a board member of Camden Town Unlimited, a business improvement district in Camden

Criminal: Spain

Criminal: Spain is a 2019 Spanish-language police procedural anthology series created by Kay Smith and Jim Field Smith and starring Emma Suárez, Carmen Machi and Álvaro Cervantes. Criminal: Spain is part of Netflix's Criminal, an anthology series consisting of twelve episodes with three episodes each set across four countries filmed in local languages – France, Spain and the UK, it was released on 20 September 2019 on Netflix. Set within the confines of a police interrogation room, Spanish investigators engage in intense games of psychological cat-and-mouse with their accused suspects to find the answers they need in order to solve their cases. Carmen Machi - Isabel Ferradas Pérez Inma Cuesta - Carmen Eduard Fernández - Carmelo Al Huzaini José Ángel Egido - Commissioner Joaquin Manero Alted Emma Suárez - Chief Inspector María de los Ángeles Toranzo Puig Jorge Bosch - Inspector Carlos Cerdeño Varona María Morales - Inspector Luisa Álvaro Cervantes - Sub Inspector Rai Messeguer Ortiz Daniel Chamorro - Officer Jorge Milo Taboada - Officer Leo Nuria Mencía - Clara Javi Coll - Carmen's lawyer All twelve episodes will film at Netflix's production hub at Ciudad de la Tele in Madrid.

Criminal: Spain was released on 20 September 2019 on Netflix. Criminal: Spain on Netflix Criminal: Spain on IMDb

Great Lakes water resource region

The Great Lakes water resource region is one of 21 major geographic areas, or regions, in the first level of classification used by the United States Geological Survey to divide and sub-divide the United States into successively smaller hydrologic units. These geographic areas contain either the drainage area of a major river, or the combined drainage areas of a series of rivers; the Great Lakes region, listed with a 2-digit hydrologic unit code of 04, has an approximate size of 141,984 square miles, consists of 15 subregions, which are listed with the 4-digit HUCs 0401 through 0415. This region includes the drainage within the United States that discharges into: the Great Lakes system, including the lake surfaces and islands. Includes parts of Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. List of rivers in the United States Water resource region