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Tudor bonnet

A Tudor bonnet is a traditional soft-crowned, round-brimmed cap, with a tassel hanging from a cord encircling the hat. As the name suggests, the Tudor bonnet was popularly worn in England and elsewhere during Tudor times. Today the cap is associated with academic tradition, it is worn as part of academic dress by the holder of a research or professional doctoral degree or a full higher doctorate. It may be worn by a person, awarded an honorary doctorate. At certain educational establishments the cap distinguishes university officers, such as the esquire bedell, university marshal, the president of the students' union, members of the university council; the cap is worn as traditional clothing with gowns and represents suitable headgear for livery and burgess guild officers. Tudor bonnets can be made of velvet or cloth black but sometimes in other colors; the cord and tassel may be in a variety of colors. Gold is common in academic caps, but in Oxford and some other institutions a black ribbon is traditional.

In many educational institutions it is traditional for faculty members to wear a soft tam or traditional mortarboard instead. The biretta sometimes appears among holders of theology degrees or officers at religious institutions; the Burgon Society, dedicated to the study of academic dress

Alfonso Yuchengco

Alfonso Yuchengco was a Filipino accountant, businessman and diplomat. He headed the Yuchengco Group of Companies, one of the largest family-owned business conglomerates in the Philippines, he served as chairman of business and educational institutions including the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, one of the country's largest commercial banks, the Mapúa Institute of Technology, the Malayan Colleges. Yuchengco was the Chairman of the Yuchengco Group of Companies, concurrently the Chairman of the Board of MICO Equities, Inc.. He had been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of GPL Holdings. Yuchengco held a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Accountancy, from the Far Eastern University, he passed the licensure examinations for certified public accountants. Yuchengco was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mapua Institute of Technology, a top-performing engineering school in the country, he was the Chairman of the Malayan Colleges Laguna, Malayan High School of Science, an innovative science high school.

He had been a member of the Board of Advisors of the Columbia Business School, one of the leading business schools in the world. Yuchengco had been the Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, he had served as Presidential Adviser on Foreign Affairs in 2004. In 2005, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appointed Yuchengco to the Consultative Commission for Charter Change, a special body tasked to review and recommend changes to the 1987 Constitution. Yuchengco was the Chairman of the Board of Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, he was the Chair Emeritus and Member of the Board of Governors of the Philippine Ambassadors Foundation. He was a member of a Principal Sponsor in the Mother Teresa Awards, he established a generous grant at the University of San Francisco to create the Maria Elena G. Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program Yuchengco has received the following awards and citations: Order of the Sacred Treasure and Silver Star, from the Emperor of Japan, 2003.

Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, from the Emperor of Japan Order of Sikatuna, Rank of Datu, from President Fidel Valdez Ramos Knight Grand Officer of Rizal, Knights of Rizal. Order of Lakandula, Rank of Bayani. Most Distinguished Alumnus and Hall of Fame Awardee, Far Eastern University, 1955 and 2003. Yuchengco Group of Companies Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Mapua Institute of Technology Far Eastern University

2006 Preston City Council election

The City Council elections for the City of Preston, Lancashire were held on 4 May 2006 on the same day as other 2006 United Kingdom local elections. Nineteen electoral wards were fought; the only change was that Labour gained one seat from the Liberal Democrats, continuing to be the largest party, but the Council remained under no overall control The number of candidates fielded, by party, were: Labour - 19 Conservative - 19 Liberal Democrats - 18 BNP - 1 Respect Party - 5 Green Party - 3 As of May 2006, Labour have 24 councillors, Conservative 17, LibDems 12, Respect 2 and there are two Independent councillors. Preston City Council remains under no overall control. Preston Council is elected in thirds, which means there is an all out election in one year followed by single-member elections in all three-member wards and selected two-member wards. All changes in percentage share of the vote are from the corresponding 2003 or 2004 elections in the respective wards. Any "gain" or "loss" compares this year's elections with the 2002 "all out" vote because the councilors in this election are defending that year's result.

In the north east of the city, the predominantly low income housing of Brookfield is a three-member ward. Buttressed up against Ribbleton and the rural east, wedge-shaped to the south of Fulwood, the ward has been troubled by increasing levels of crime in recent years. Parts of the ward were within the Fulwood district council and maintain the look of the affluent northern quarters of the city; the central ward of Cadley is positioned between Fulwood and Preston, with the main Lytham Road and Cadley Causeway used as the boundary between it and the nearby College and Ashton wards. Cadley is entirely suburban housing with a heavy commuter population. Created in the last round of local boundary reviews, the two-member College ward centres on two Fulwood employers. Preston College has a catchment area far beyond the city itself, whilst the closed Sharoe Green hospital has had many of its services re-directed to the Royal Preston Hospital. There are a mix of an increasing Muslim population; the last election for a councillor in College ward was in 2003.

Fishwick is a ward in the southwest of the city, at the border with South Ribble, spreading north into Ribbleton. The ward has a sizable percentage of comfortable housing but has in recent years been more infamous for the troubled Callon housing estate; the ward has continuing issues with crime and drugs. In the 2004 elections, for the first time since local government restructuring in the 1970s, Fishwick elected a Conservative candidate to Town Hall; this accounts for the large changes in vote in this results table. Councillor Harold Parker resigned due to health issues in August 2009 triggering a by-election on 1 October, won by the Labour Party's Jennifer Mein. Centred on Fulwood Barracks, this is a three-member ward created by the last round of boundary reviews, it is set in a small "c" conservative part of Preston with a number of schools and small employment centres. In April 2006 Marie Milne changed party from Conservative to Liberal Democrat, its name coming from a large private estate within its boundaries, Greyfriars is one of the oldest names connected to Preston's history.

It includes Fulwood's leisure centre. An increasing number of comfortable suburban houses has been built on the fringes of the ward, which borders Ingol Golf Course. Ingol ward is in the north west of the city, bordered by Greyfriars and to the south of the M55 motorway; the ward contains two main population areas and Tanterton. The latter has had problems with drugs and crime over recent years but this is beginning to improve. Parts of the ward are comfortable with some commuter areas and houses neighbouring the Lancaster canal. There are still pockets of troubled communities. Ingol is a three-member ward. Two councillors were elected in 2003 following the expulsion from Town Hall of a Liberal Democrat councillor. In the west of the city, around 30 minutes from the city centre, Larches is a box-shaped ward from the Riversway dual-carriageway into Blackpool to Haslam Park, it contains two post-war housing estates and Savick, an area of suburban sprawl moved in from Ashton following boundary changes.

The ward contains the whole of Ashton Park. The three member ward of Lea contains the small Fylde border town of Lea Town, the urban Lea community and the sprawling green-belt community of Cottam; the ward mirrors the parish council boundary of Cottam Parish Council. Cottam has grown from a small farming community to a large private housing development populated by young families and business people. Based on the Plungington community and bordering both the neat suburban terraces of southern Fulwood and the University of Central Lancashire campus, the Moor Park ward has a high number of student housing in converted Victorian housing and neater family houses; the Plungington area is split between this neighbouring Tulketh. Moor Park itself is included in the shadow of Deepdale football stadium. Over reaching across the city of Preston is the large Preston Rural North ward, which includes the M6 and M55 motorways and acres of market towns, farming communities and rural areas; the boroughs of Fylde and Wyre border this northern ward, a three-member ward.

In 2003, there was no election in this ward. Ribbleton, in the east of the city, grew massively in population as council housing was built around former mill worker terraces. Ribble

List of Euphorbia species (P–Z)

Euphorbia is a diverse plant genus, comprising some 5,000 accepted taxa. This is an alphabetical list of notable intraspecific taxa; the list includes the former genus Chamaesyce, as well as the related genera Elaeophorbia, Monadenium and Pedilanthus which according to recent DNA sequence-based phylogenetic studies are all nested within EuphorbiaNoticeably succulent plants are marked by. Euphorbia qarad Deflers Euphorbia quadrangularis Pax Euphorbia quadrata Nel Euphorbia quadrialata Pax Euphorbia quadrilatera L. C. Leach Euphorbia quadrispina S. Carter Euphorbia quaitensis S. Carter Euphorbia quartziticola Leandri Euphorbia quinquecostata Volkens Euphorbia quintasii Jord. Euphorbia quitensis Boiss. Euphorbia ugandensis Pax & K. Hoffmann ex Pax Euphorbia uhligiana Pax Euphorbia uliginosa Welw. Ex Boiss.. Ex Boiss. Euphorbia umbonata S. Carter Euphorbia umbraculiformis Rauh Euphorbia umbrosa Bert. Ex Spreng. Euphorbia umfoloziensis R. G. Peckover Euphorbia undulata M. Bieb. Euphorbia undulatifolia Janse Euphorbia unicornis R.

A. Dyer Euphorbia uniglandulosa S. Watson Euphorbia uniglans M. G. Gilbert Euphorbia unispina N. E. Br. Euphorbia uralensis Fisch. Ex Link Euphorbia urbanii Oudejans Euphorbia urceolophora Parodi Euphorbia usambarica Pax Euphorbia usambarica ssp. elliptica Pax Euphorbia usambarica ssp. usambarica Euphorbia uzmuk S. Carter & J. R. I. Wood Euphorbia wakefieldii N. E. Br. Euphorbia waldsteinii Radcl.-Sm. Euphorbia waldsteinii var. jaxartica Oudejans Euphorbia waldsteinii var. orientalis Oudejans Euphorbia waldsteinii var. saratoi Oudejans Euphorbia waldsteinii var. waldsteinii Euphorbia wallichii Hook.f. Euphorbia wangii Oudejans Euphorbia waringiae Rauh & R. Gerold Euphorbia waterbergensis R. A. Dyer Euphorbia weberbaueri R. Mansfeld Euphorbia wellbyi N. E. Br. Euphorbia wellbyi var. wellbyi Euphorbia wellbyi var. glabra S. Carter Euphorbia welwitschii Boiss. & Reut. Euphorbia wheeleri Baillon Euphorbia whellanii L. C. Leach Euphorbia whyteana Baker f. Euphorbia wildii L. C. Leach Euphorbia williamsonii L. C. Leach Euphorbia wilmaniae Marloth Euphorbia wilsonii Correll Euphorbia wittmannii Boiss.

Euphorbia woodii N. E. Br. Euphorbia wootonii Oudejans Euphorbia woronowii Grossh. Euphorbia wrightii Torr. & A. Gray - Wright's spurge Euphorbia xalapensis Kunth Euphorbia xanti Engelm. Ex Boiss. Euphorbia xbacensis Millsp. Euphorbia xeropoda Brandegee Euphorbia xylacantha Pax Euphorbia xylopoda Greenm. Euphorbia yamashitae Kitam. Euphorbia yajinensis W. T. Wang Euphorbia yaroslavii P. P. Poljakov Euphorbia yattana Bruyns Euphorbia yayalesia Urb. Euphorbia yemenica Boiss. Euphorbia yinshanica S. Q. Zhou Euphorbia yucatanensis Standl. Euphorbia zakamenae Leandri Euphorbia zambesiana Benth. Euphorbia zambesiana var. benguelensis N. E. Br. Euphorbia zambesiana var. zambesiana Euphorbia zeylana N. E. Br. Euphorbia zierioides Boiss. Euphorbia zornioides Boiss. Euphorbia zoutpansbergensis R. A. Dyer Bruyns, Peter V. & al.: A new subgeneric classification for Euphorbia in southern Africa based on ITS and psbA-trnH sequence data. Taxon 55: 397–420. HTML abstract Govaerts, R. & al.. World Checklist of Malpighiales; the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Steinmann, V. W.: The submersion of Pedilanthus into Euphorbia. Acta Botanica Mexicana 65: 45-50. PDF fulltext Steinmann, V. W. & Porter, J. M.: Phylogenetic relationships in Euphorbieae based on ITS and ndhF sequence data. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 89: 453–490. Doi:10.2307/3298591 Media related to Euphorbia at Wikimedia Commons

Aksel Agerby

Aksel Agerby was a Danish composer and music administrator. He operated his own Music Publishing company, which published both his work and those of others. Agerby was blind and was trained as an organist and pianist at the Danish Royal Blind Institute and the Copenhagen Organist School. From 1921, he was an organist at Copenhagen Funeral services and from 1930 until his death, he played the organ at Brønshøj Church. Today, he is chiefly remembered for one small piece of the melody for Jeg er havren. A few other songs of his were recorded, some with Aksel Schiøtz, his musical output included some songs and a few instrumental compositions, sometimes backed up by an orchestra. Most of his music was written for keyboard instruments, his legacy and importance to the Danish music scene lies elsewhere. He was an energetic and charismatic President of the DUT, which was, continues to be, involved in the International Society for Contemporary Music. Agerby was chairman of the DUT from 1929 until his death, had strong opinions and the ability to make things happen.

He managed to execute a merger with the New Music Organization, thereby creating a more powerful association for contemporary music. Jeg er havren Spurvene ved Helliggejst Jyske viser Flammende ungdom Jeg ved ej hvorfra du kommer Majnat Liljekonval Vintergækker En Dag Vor mor Hørvise Hvide børn og sorte børn Vor tid Glæde over foråret Danmark, kære mor Kløver Intermezzo Elegi Intermezzo pastorale Humoreske Aftenvandring Berceuse Danish: article in the DMT on the occasion of Agerby's 50th birthday

John Silas Evans

John Silas Evans, Rev. was a Welsh astronomer and priest. He became a senior figure within the Welsh Anglican Church and is well known for his astronomical writing published in Welsh and English. John Silas Evans was born in the village of Pencarreg in Carmarthenshire, south-west Wales, he attended Alcwyn's School in Carmarthen and a grammar school in Lampeter before studying at St David's College, Lampeter. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Theology in 1885 and won prizes for science and the Welsh language. Evans lectured at a college in Coventry for a year before his religious ordination in 1887. John Silas Evans had a varied and successful clerical career within the Anglican Church, he was first ordained as a deacon at St. Asaph Cathedral, Denbighshire, in 1887 and priested in 1888. Evans remained based in Welsh parishes, serving as a curate of Dyserth, between 1887–90 and of Rhos-ddu between 1890-1895, he served as a vicar of St. Asaph and of the parish of Gyffylliod, before settling in his role as vicar of the village church in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.

Evans remained in this remote parish community in the Berwyn Mountains for nearly three decades, until 1938. Canon Silas Evans had a profound interest in the history of the parish of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, where he served as vicar for most of his life, he lived in the church vicarage, one of the largest vicarages in the St. Asaph bishopric, set in a two-acre garden; this was the residence of another illustrious historical personage associated with the area, Dr William Morgan, who served as vicar of St Dogfans between 1578-88 and translated the Bible into the Welsh language. Evans expressed his interest in the social and religious history of his parish in a Welsh language publication entitled Hanes Plwyf Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant first published in 1940 and translated into English by Ceinwen Edwards in 1998; this parish history includes facts and anecdotes about salient local landmarks such as the nearby Pistyll Rhaedr waterfall, a number of nearby standing stones and barrows. As well as discussing the area's ancient, druidic history, Evans touches on aspects of village's religious life and engagement with ancient healing magic, such as the use of elder bark to heal cancerous skin growths.

Evans wrote at length about the interior of the Church of St Dogfans, describing it as'beautiful' and noting'that the building is old, though it has been restored many times." One of the adaptations of the church interior that Evans was responsible for included the painting of stars and planets on the ceiling of the Church. In 1923 Evans became a member of the Royal Astronomical Society; this achievement followed a life-time's interest in science and astronomy in evidence since his student days. One of Evans' most popular books, The Marvels of the Sky: An Introduction to Popular Astronomy, was written while he lived in the vicarage in Llanrhaeadr. In the author's preface, Evans dedicates his book ‘to my constant and faithful companion, my old Refractor telescope’. Evans' telescope was a four-inch telescope manufactured by the London optician Charles Tulley. Other astronomical writings by Evans include the Welsh language texts: Seryddiaeth a seryddwyr, 1923 and Myfyrion min yr hwyr,1949. Another format that Evans used to express his faith and interest in astronomy, were his sermons.

He published Ad Astra, a collection of eight astronomical sermons concerned with the relationship between science and religion, in 1930. In his introduction to the book Evans defines these rhetorical pieces as'a short series of sermons, or addresses, of an astronomical character, on the religious aspect of the science.’ The first sermon,'In the Beginning, God', explores the conflict between science and religion. Evans discusses several controversial points, such as the implications that scientific estimates for age of the planet hold for the story of creation in Genesis and the implications that Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution hold for Christian faith. Subsequent sermons explore astronomical themes both within the context of Christianity and in a broader, secular context. For example, his sixth sermon,'Are the Planets Inhabited?’ discusses the possibility of alien life forms and his seventh sermon, ‘Which was the Star of Bethlehem?' Discusses the scientific basis, as well as the broader spiritual and metaphorical meaning of this well-known Star.

Evans' work participates in a tradition of famous scientific churchmen such as John Donne, the metaphysical poet and Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, whose well-known interest in astronomy and the Scientific Revolution found expression in his religious sermons as well as his lyric poetry. Evans enjoyed a high reputation for his sermons within his lifetime and preached at St. Paul's Cathedral in London in 1939. According to the author Mary Gwendoline Ellis, Evans'had an exceptional memory and he could conduct church services completely from memory'. In 1938 Evans retired and moved to Aberystwyth, reputedly to be in close proximity to the National Library of Wales, he named his house after the name of his book. Subsequently, Evans returned to his native village of Pencarreg where he died on the 19th April 1953, he is buried in the graveyard of Pencarreg church