Christo Landry is a United States distance runner who has won multiple USA Road Championships and holds the American record in the 25 km distance. Born in Madison, Landry attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a state-chartered magnet school in Fairfax County, Virginia. After graduating in 2004, he attended the College of William & Mary where he earned a bachelor's degree in finance and economics and a master's degree in accounting. Landry was coached by Matt Ryan at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology which competed in the AAA division of the Virginia High School League. While there, he led the team to the 2002 State Championship in Cross Country and a runner-up finish the following year in 2003. In 2004 he won both the 1600 meter and the 3200 meter at the outdoor state meet in times of 4:13.39 and 9:13.74. At William and Mary, Landry earned three All-American awards in cross country with a highest placing of 13th at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships and placed 46th in the 2005 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Junior Race for the United States.
On the track Landry qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championship Meet in his freshman and sophomore years in the 5,000m. After finishing his NCAA eligibility at William and Mary, Landry moved to Ann Arbor and became a volunteer assistant coach for the cross country team at the University of Michigan for two years while he pursued a professional running career, his first post-collegiate breakthrough was a 28:30.07 showing in 2011 at the Payton Jordan Invitational 10,000m, his debut in the event. This success continued onto the USARC where he racked up four top five finishes in the next year, including a runner-up finish at the 2012 15 km Championships that would be upgraded to a first-place finish as a result of a drug conviction of the previous winner. After the 2012 Olympic Trials, where he finished 17th following a fall in the 10,000m, Landry signed with MizunoUSA. By the end of the year he had accumulated enough points in USARC races to become the 2012 overall champion. In 2013, Landry continued to improve in the 10,000m and dipped under the 28 minute barrier for the first time.
For Landry 2014 was a breakout year as he won three USA Road Championships in a row, including setting the American record at 25 kilometers, finished second in two others. This led to Landry winning the USARC overall championship for a second time. In 2015 Landry was second place in the USATF 15 km Championships behind Ben True. Landry ran the Mt SAC Relays 5000 meter in 13:36.69 in Walnut, California on April 17, 2015 as a tune up to Payton Jordan Invite where he ran the Olympics standard for 10,000 meters with his time of 27:55.19 at Stanford University on May 2, 2015. Key: American Record Christo Landry on Twitter ChristoLandry.com
Phillip Kayode Moses better known as Pheelz, is a Nigerian record producer and Songwriter who has worked with a vast array of artists and musicians, ranging from Olamide, Tiwa Savage and everyone in between. Born and raised in Lagos, Pheelz is credited to have produced all but one song in Olamide's Baddest Guy Ever Liveth album.. Pheelz is a native of Ogun State but he was born and raised in Ojo, a local government area in Lagos State, he started music as a 10 year old singer in church. While in high school in ajangbandi afromedia. Pheelz attended ideal comprehensive high school and he worked under I. D Cabassa in Coded Tunes, the record label. In 2011, he featured vocals in a song off Olamide's Rapsodi album titled "I'm Going In", his breakthrough as a record producer came in 2012 when he produced the chart-topping singles by Olamide titled "First of All" and "Fucking With The Devil" off his YBNL album. In 2013, Pheelz was listed in NotJustOk's "Top 10 Hottest Producers in Nigeria", he produced all but one song in Olamide's Baddest Guy Ever Liveth album, a move which made him gain grounds in the Nigerian music industry and won him a nomination at The Headies 2013.
In 2014, he was nominated in the "Producer of the Year" category at the 2014 edition of The Headies and at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Pheelz has gone on to produce and be credited in popular songs and albums including The Chairman by M. I, Ghetto University by Runtown and Seyi or Shay by Seyi Shay. In 2014, Pheelz collaborated with COPILOT Music and Sound on a cover of Carlinhos Brown's "Maria Caipirnha ”; the arrangement represented the musical instrumentation and styles of Nigeria for Visa's "Samba of the World", a digital campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. "Durosoke" – Olamide "First of All" – Olamide "Eleda Mi O" – Olamide "Dope Money" – Olamide "Rayban Abacha" "Shoki" – Lil Kesh "Hustle"
Prof Alexander Christison FRSE was a Scottish educator and mathematician of influence during the Scottish Enlightenment. He was born in 1753, at Redpath House, Berwickshire, he was the eldest of seven children to a tenant sheep-farmer in the Lammermuir Hills. After a local education he began employment as the local schoolteacher for the parish of Edrom before being inspired to attend the University of Edinburgh to study Classics, graduating in 1775; this background gave him access to teach at a higher calibre of school and he taught both at George Watson’s College, Dalkeith Grammar School and the High School in Edinburgh. In the 1780s he lived at Alexander's Land in the Bristo area. In 1797 he was living at 144 Nicolson Street, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1800 his main proposer being the physician, James Gregory. The University of Edinburgh granted him a further degree in 1806, from that date he served as Professor of Humanity at the University, a role he continued until death.
At the end of his life he is listed as living at 4 Argyll Square with his son James Christison, advocate. Argyll Square was demolished in the mid 19th century to build the Royal Scottish Museum, he is buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard in the city centre. He is buried in the plot of Professor George Dunbar at the north-west section of the western extension, he is memorialised on Robert Christison's grave at New Calton. Christison’s son was the noted Scottish toxicologist Sir Robert Christison, his grandson was Sir Alexander Christison. On the General Diffusion of Knowledge in which he said "genius is no respecter of ranks"
The Alliance Academy International is a private, co-educational, Christian school located in Quito, with a curriculum based on a United States program of education. AAI was founded in 1929 as the Alliance Academy, to provide an English-language American education for the children of missionaries of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and is now an independent school that serves many nationalities in an English immersion setting with a Christian worldview; the academy is located in a section of north Quito known as uptown Quito. Since 1966, AAI has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International; the academy is a member of the Association of American Schools in South America and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. It is a member of the Association of American Schools in South America and is a charter member of the Council of Educational Standards & Accountability. AAI is certified by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, which results in graduates receiving both Ecuadorian and US diplomas.
In 2006 AAI became independent of the C&MA and is now an international school that serves both Ecuadorians and expatriates from all walks of life from nearly 30 different countries. AAI enrolls 570 students in PK-3 through 12th grade, coming from over thirty nations in Asia and the Americas; the school has a wide variety of activities available for both students and adults, ranging from competitive interscholastic sports, to family activity days like Harvest Fest and Spring Festival, to community service projects around Ecuador. There are 160 total staff members, including 85 licensed and certified teachers, many with advanced degrees, working at the Alliance Academy International. There are weekly chapel services for students of all ages; the secondary students have chapels that feature a student praise band and a variety of speakers, while the elementary students have age-level chapels that include activities, small group interaction, music. Both the Elementary and Secondary Divisions have their own dedicated chaplain who seeks to make biblical content relevant while mentoring students throughout their experience at the school.
Campus improvement and expansion has been underway, including expansion the Early Childhood facilities, as well as for improvements in the Secondary School and athletic facilities. The Academy runs a Student Government based on democracy, with its key members petitioning to meet the student body's needs and improve the school campus. Students are able to participate in the government from seventh grade and up, with seniors taking the most important roles. STUCO's goal is not only to be servant leaders that show Christian attributes. Ranking STUCO members are required to participate in meetings every week during lunch and make themselves available to lead through service to others. Official website
The Pope Thunderbird is an American homebuilt biplane designed by Leon Pope. The Pope Thunderbird P-2 is a single engine, conventional landing gear-equipped, open cockpit biplane; the aircraft was designed by Leon Pope of Plymouth and made its maiden flight on June 18, 1959. Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 15 ft 0 in Wingspan: 18 ft 3 in Height: 5 ft 9 in Wing area: 120 sq ft Aspect ratio: 5.7:1 Airfoil: S-1A Empty weight: 800 lb Gross weight: 1,080 lb Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-235-C four-cylinder horizontally opposed piston aircraft engine, 100 hp Performance Maximum speed: 135 mph Cruise speed: 115 mph Stall speed: 55 mph 31⁄2 h Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min Taylor, John W. R.. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd