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Edwin Willits

Edwin Willits was a politician from the U. S. state of Michigan. Willits served as prosecuting attorney of Monroe County, Republican from Michigan's 2nd congressional district for the 45th, 46th, 47th Congresses. Presidents of Michigan State Normal School and the State Agricultural College; the first Assistant U. S. Secretary of Agriculture under Jeremiah McLain Rusk for Benjamin Harrison's administration. Willits was born in Otto, New York and moved to Michigan with his parents in September 1836, he graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in June 1855. The following April he settled in Monroe, Michigan where he was editor of the Monroe Commercial from 1856 to 1861, he was admitted to the bar in December 1857 and commenced practice in Monroe. He was a Presbyterian. Willits served as prosecuting attorney of Monroe County from 1860 to 1862 and was a member of the State board of education from 1860 to 1872, he was appointed postmaster of Monroe on January 1, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln, removed by President Andrew Johnson on October 15, 1866.

He was a member of the commission to revise the Michigan Constitution in 1873. In 1876, Willits was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 2nd congressional district to the 45th United States Congress and subsequently re-elected to the 46th, 47th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1877 to March 3, 1883. During the Forty-seventh Congress he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice, he was not a candidate for renomination in 1882. Willits was principal of the Michigan State Normal School at Ypsilanti from 1883 to 1885, he served as president of the State Agricultural College from 1885 to 1889 where he inaugurated the school's mechanical engineering program and secured state funding for its initial building. In Benjamin Harrison's administration, he served as the first Assistant U. S. Secretary of Agriculture under Jeremiah McLain Rusk from March 23, 1889 to December 31, 1893. In 1890 he established the policy that all research by the Department would be mission-oriented to a practical objective, encouraged USDA employees to look beyond the seed and plant distribution program, the main activity of the Department.

This reorientation led to the creation of additional divisions within the USDA during the 1890s. Willits continued the practice of law in Washington, D. C. until his death there. He was interred in Woodland Cemetery in Michigan. United States Congress. "Edwin Willits". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; the Political Graveyard Biographical Information Michigan State University Archives Willets, E. 1890. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture, p. 59–73. Griesbach, R. J. 2013. 150 Years of Research at the United States Department of Agriculture: Plant Introduction and Breeding. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, DC. Works by or about Edwin Willits at Internet Archive

Rotary Club of SoHo Hong Kong

Rotary Club of SoHo Hong Kong is one of the clubs under the District 3450 of the Rotary International, an international service organization, bringing together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, to advance goodwill and peace around the world. Rotary Club of SoHo Hong Kong is a service organisation serving the community for those from young generation and underprivileged group e.g. Single parent family and ethnic minorities; the club was chartered by Charter President Chris Tsang on 1 May 2012 and registered as a registered society under the Societies Ordinance of the Laws of Hong Kong in April 2013. Rotary Club of SoHo Hong Kong is under the Rotary International District 3450 which governs all Rotary clubs in Hong Kong, Macau and The People's Republic of China - Guangdong Province. Our club is under the Area 4 of Rotary International District 3450. Grandmother Club: Rotary Club of Peninsula Mother club: Rotary Club of Taipo Rotary Club of Tai Po Rotary Club of Hsinchu Chu-Chiann Tsang Pik Shan Secondary School Interact Club was chartered in 2015 with the support the school.

Charter President Chris Tsang Past President Polly Yeung Past President Kirk Yip Past President Edward Chan Past President Christina Leung Past President Edward Chu Past President Menza Chu Immediate President Jeffrey Kwok President Renee Hue President: P Renee Hue Immediate Past President: IPP Jeffrey Kwok President Elect: PE Joey Cheng Vice President: VP Eddy Lo Secretary: PP Menza Chu Treasurer: Rtn Winnie Fung Service Director: PP Menza Chu SAA: Rtn Sarita Chu Fellowship Director: Rtn Sarita Chu Foundation Chair: IPP Jeffrey Kwok Interact Chair: PP Christina Leung International Chair: CP Chris Tsang Club Administration: CP Chris Tsang Public Image Chair: Rtn Chu Tak Membership Chair: Rtn Irene Law 22. Members come from diversified classifications, including wholesale & retail - textile, building consultant, human resources, counseling psychology, fashion, banking, occupational therapy, social service, education consultant, barrister, event management & media, it, tertiary education, medical practice - cardiology, medical practice - endocrinology, manufacturing - watches and etc.

Every Wednesday 19:30 at Star of Canton, Infinitus Plaza, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. It is a service project serving the underprivileged families or single-parent families in Kwun Tong District. We set up a Little Bunny Letterbox which serves as a communication channel between our members and the kids from those families. We organize social gathering and festival parties for the kids and parents. In order to facilitate social inclusion by learning and speaking in Cantonese, a talent competition is organized for kids and youth coming from those ethnic minority groups, their mother tongue is not Cantonese. This was the first service project supported by District Grant, RI District 3450 in our club in the Rotary Year 2015-16. On January 8–14, 2016, at -30C temperature, in the ‘Joint Service Project of Mental Health, Suicidal Prevention, Crisis Management’, Professor Albert Chan, a Clinical Psychologist and Crisis Management Trainer representing Rotary Club of SoHo Hong Kong flew all the way from Hong Kong to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to provide training to Mongolia Rotarians, Medical Doctors, Police Officers, Social Workers, Power Plant Seniors and Flight Tower Controllers, with the logistic arrangement provided by Rotary Club of Tamir.

This project was sponsored by District Grant in the Rotary Year 2016-17. In 2017-18, our club applied for District Grants to donate a water purification system to a secondary school in Ningxia, Mainland China; the project ensures. Jointly by Rotary Club of Mid-level, Rotary Club of SoHo Hong Kong, Rotary Club of New Territories, Rotary Club of City North, a symposium and workshops on topics of Mental Health were delivered from 8-9 Dec 2017 at HK Polytechnic University, it aimed at arousing awareness of mental health issues among students. A scholar of the Rotary Club of SoHo Hong Kong, Miss Jessica Cheung was sponsored by the Rotary scholarship from Rotary International District 3450 to pursue a postgraduate study abroad in the year 2014-2015, she completed a master's degree of Science in Architecture and Urban Design in Graduate School of Architecture and Preservation of Columbia University in New York. There were total 3 semesters in the one-year Master program, she accomplished excellent results and experienced fruitful learning opportunities by attending the course subjects and joining research studies.

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Uta Rohländer

Uta Rohländer, married Fromm is a retired German sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, she won a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay with her teammates Linda Kisabaka, Anja Rücker and Grit Breuer. At the 1997 World Championships in Athens, she won a gold medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay with her teammates Anke Feller, Rücker and Breuer, her personal best time is 50.33 seconds, achieved in July 1998 in Stuttgart. She represented the sports club SV Halle, she married son of Dieter Fromm. Note: Results in parenthesis indicate overall position in that round Uta Rohländer at World Athletics

William Byrd III

William Byrd III was the son of William Byrd II and the grandson of William Byrd I. He inherited his family's estate of 179,000 acres of land in Virginia and continued their planter prestige as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, he chose to fight in the French and Indian War rather than spend much time in Richmond. In 1756 he was colonel of the Second Virginia Regiment. William Byrd III had a reputation as a notorious gambler, he initiated what was said to have been the first major horse race in the New World, involving other planters Samuel Ogle, John Tayloe II, Francis Thornton, Benjamin Tasker Jr. Byrd fathered five children by his first wife, fathered ten more by his second wife, Mary Willing, daughter of Charles Willing of Philadelphia. After he squandered the Byrd fortune on building a magnificent mansion at Westover Plantation and bad investments, Byrd parceled up much of the land he had inherited from his father and sold it off to raise money to pay his debts, he sold the enslaved African laborers who had worked on his estate.

Although his sale of land and slaves generated a huge sum it still was not enough to pay off his creditors. Byrd resorted to a lottery, the prizes of which would come from his estate, Belvidere, at the falls of the James River; however the lottery failed to generate sufficient revenue. Despondent and nearly broke, Byrd committed suicide on January 1 or 2, 1777, he was buried in the cemetery at the old Westover Church. The 10 children of his second marriage were: Maria Horsmanden Byrd, Evelyn Taylor Byrd, Charles Willing Byrd, Abby Byrd, Anne Willing Byrd, William Boyd Byrd, Charles Willing Byrd, Dorothy Byrd, Jane Byrd and Richard Willing Byrd. William Byrd III at History.org William Byrd III at Find a Grave

Burdekin Catholic High School

Burdekin Catholic High School is a private, co-educational Catholic secondary school in the town of Ayr, Australia. The school is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Townsville, it is one of two high schools in the town, the other being Ayr State High School The school was established in 1974 as a result of the amalgamation of Edmund Campion College, founded by the Marist Brothers in 1953, St Francis Xavier Convent High School, founded by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in 1945. In 2011 Kristine Maree Grasso, a teacher and netball coach, was suspended and banned from teaching after having a sexual affair with a student; the school has a population of 548 students. The school has a reputation locally as being a progressive Christian school, with students born out of wedlock and students from all other faiths. There are an auditorium that used to function as a church; the school curriculum is the same as all other Queensland schools with the addition of Roman Catholic Religion