Fred Lebow, born Fischel Lebowitz, was a runner, race director, founder of the New York City Marathon. Born in Arad, Romania, he presided over the transformation of the race from one with 55 finishers in 1970 to one of the largest marathons in the world with more than 52,000 finishers in 2018, he was posthumously inducted into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame in 2001. Lebow ran in the inaugural marathon in 1970, finishing 45th out of 55 runners with a time of 4:12:09, he ran his last NYC Marathon on November 1, 1992 in celebration of his 60th birthday, after being diagnosed with brain cancer in early 1990, with his friend, nine-time NYC Marathon women's winner Grete Waitz, with a time of 5:32:35. During his career he completed 69 marathons in 30 countries. Along with the NYC Marathon he organized the Empire State Building Run-Up, the Fifth Avenue Mile, the CrazyLegs Mini Marathon, the first women-only road race. Lebow was president of New York Road Runners for twenty years, his memorial service at the finish line of the New York City Marathon attracted a crowd of more than 3,000 mourners, which at that time was the largest memorial gathering in Central Park since the death of John Lennon.
In 1991, Lebow established Fred's Friends as the first official charity of the New York Marathon. The program uses marathon runners to raise funds for cancer research. In 1995, Fred's Team was established in honor of Lebow; every year, athletes of all abilities join Fred's Team to compete in marathons, half-marathons, bike races, other endurance events around the world to raise funds for pioneering research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. As of 2018, Fred's Team had raised more than $87 million. In Lebow's honor, a sculpture of him was created by Jesus Ygnacio Dominguez. Unveiled on November 4, 1994, it depicts Lebow timing runners with his watch. In 2001, the statue was moved to its permanent location on the East Side Central Park Drive at 90th St; every year the statue is moved to a spot in view of the finish line of the marathon. The documentary Run for Your Life tells the story of the New York City Marathon. Notes SourcesUSATF Hall of Fame Bio Run for Your Life Documentary film by Judd Ehrlich about the life of Fred Lebow.
Fred Lebow in the National Distance Running Hall of Fame Fred Lebow's Race To The Finish Fred Lebow's last NY marathon Fred Lebow at Find a Grave
Williamstown High School is a public high school in Williamstown, West Virginia, United States. Williamstown High School has an enrollment of about 630 students. Two elementary schools feed into WHS, Williamstown Elementary, Waverly Elementary in Waverly, WV. Longtime Principal Pat Peters, struggling for a couple years with various health issues, announced his retirement via Facebook in June 2018, his replacement was named on July 18th, 2018, with previous Assistant Principal Jason Ward getting the job. WESTEST results for the school are well above state averages for 2005, for all subjects and subgroups except students with disabilities; the average number of students per teacher is 16. WHS competes in the Single A level in West Virginia High School sports, it has held the LKC All Sports Award for more than 20 years. Home of the 2008 and 2014 West Virginia Single A Football State Champions, the 2008 Sectional Soccer Champions, along with the 2015 Boys Soccer Sectional Champions and the 2016 Girls Soccer Sectional Champions.
The 2016-17 Girls Basketball team were the #6 seed in the 2017 West Virginia Single A girl’s basketball tournament, advanced to their first championship game since 2003, where they lost to class A Huntington-St. Joseph. In 2015, the boy’s soccer team won their section with a combined score of 18-2; the ‘Jackets would advance to the regional championship game against, at the time, #8 Nationally Ranked Charleston Catholic, with a trip to the state championship tournament at stake. The Yellowjackets bowed out of the postseason. In the 2014 football season, Williamstownmade it to Class “A” State Championship against 13-0 and tournament #1 overall seed St. Marys Blue Devils; this ended the game at a score of 33-32 and gave Williamstown their second football state title in their history. As of July 2018, the last appearance by Williamstown in the football state championship game, they were defeated by eventual state champions Magnolia 14-13 in 2015, after a controversial refereeing decision negated a Williamstown touchdown late in the game.
In 2016, they were defeated by eventual state runners-up East Hardy, graduated many of their starting players from that year’s team. 2017 was the worst year for Williamstown football under Coach Smith, as the team struggled all season to a 5-4 record making the playoffs as the lowest seed and losing in the first round to #1 seed East Hardy by a respectable score of 14-10. GreatSchools.net - WHS evaluation and statistics Williamstown High School
This is a list of persons who served aboard Space Shuttle crews, arranged in chronological order by Space Shuttle missions. Abbreviations: PC = Payload Commander MSE = USAF Manned Spaceflight Engineer Mir = Launched to be part of the crew of the Mir Space Station ISS = Launched to be part of the crew of the International Space Station. Names of astronauts returning from the Mir or ISS on the Space Shuttle are shown in italics, they did not have specific crew roles, but are listed in the Payload Specialist columns for reasons of space. STS-61-A in 1985 is the only flight to have launched with a crew of more than seven. * Note 1 - In this year and Landing Tests were accomplished. These were atmospheric only, non-spaceflight tests from a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, both with the orbiter attached and for a series of drop-test flights. ** Note 2 - The durations listed count only the orbiter free-flight time, not total time aloft along with airborne time atop of the 747 SCA. *** Note 3 - Flights with the orbiter attached to the SCA for the duration, but both crewed and powered to test crew procedures and orbiter systems.
Bleijenbeek Castle is situated in the small hamlet of Bleijenbeek in the Dutch province of Limburg. According to the 19th-century historian A. J. van der Aa, the castle is known for its numerous sieges by the armies of Spain. In 1580, the castle was besieged by the forces of Guelders, but it was defended bravely by the lord of the castle, Marten Schenk; when the Duke of Parma sent cavalry, the besieging army had to retreat. In 1589, Schenk changed sides, the castle was besieged by Marcus van Rije, the stadtholder of Guelders appointed by the Spanish king; the castle has lain in ruins since the bombardment by the British RAF on 21 and 22 February 1945, during Operation Veritable. It was defended by only 15 Fallschirmjäger who held out against three separate assaults until it was bombed with nine 1,000 pound bombs, their fierce determination to hold out was reflected by a slogan found in the castle's interior when it was taken. It reads "Sieg oder Sibirien". In 2009, the property was purchased by the Bleijenbeek Foundation, which intends to restore the remaining structure and surrounding gardens and provide public access after work is complete.
Construction began in the summer of 2012. Kasteelbleijenbeek.nl — Website of the Bleijenbeek Foundation, which owns and is restoring Bleijenbeek Castle. List of castles in the Netherlands
South African women were scheduled to tour Bangladesh in the second half of October. The tour consisted of five T20Is. On 5 October 2015, ten days prior to the supposed team's arrival in Bangladesh and four days after the men's Australian tour of Bangladesh was postponed, CSA decided to postpone the tour on grounds of security. On 15 October, a new schedule for the tour was sent by BCB to CSA and BCB announced the tour will take place in November consisting of three ODIs and four T20Is. However, on 2 November, one day before the team's new scheduled arrival in Bangladesh, it was reported the team would not arrive. A day CSA confirmed it was postponing the series over "personal security concerns"; as of 16 November none of the matches has taken place. There has been no official statement from neither BCB nor CSA about new dates or rescheduling of the series. Tour page - Cricinfo
Sir Ian Thomas Morrow was a British "company doctor," accountant and Liberal Party politician. In a long career, he saved the best known being Rolls-Royce, he was born to Thomas George Morrow, a jute mill manager in Brazil, Jamesina Hunter, of Pilmour Links, St Andrews, Scotland. Jamesina Morrow travelled home for her confinement, but only managed to reach Manchester before giving birth to Ian. Ian Morrow was a great-great-grandson of the famous golfer Old Tom Morris, he was educated at the Dollar Academy in Scotland. To start his working career, he apprenticed at a Dundee jute company, he father insisted he take up accounting as his profession. In 1936, he became a chartered accountant. During the Second World War, the partnership of Robson, Morrow & Co worked for the Ministries of Supply and Production. Morrow undertook considerable work for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and the International Refugee Organization. After the war, he formed a longstanding relationship with Hambros Bank, in particular with Jocelyn Hambro, which would lead to a long, varied string of corporate assignments.
He gained a reputation as a "company doctor": an expert capable of turning around troubled businesses. His greatest challenge, his most publicised triumph, was with Rolls-Royce; the company was faced with bankruptcy during development of the RB211 aero engine. The British Government had to reluctantly step in and nationalise the business in 1971. Morrow was appointed deputy chairman and managing director, was in line to become chairman, but he resigned abruptly in October 1972 when his choice for his replacement as managing director was rejected by Michael Heseltine, he had brought the crippling development costs under control and saved the company. In 1973, he was knighted for his efforts. Morrow received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 1982 He remained sought after. After the war, he was politically active with the Liberal Party, he was Chairman of the Henley Division Liberal Association. He was elected Chairman of Bicester Parish Council, he was Liberal candidate for the Kettering division of Northamptonshire at the 1950 General Election.
He did not stand for Parliament again. In 1940, he married Elizabeth Mary Thackray, they had one daughter. In 1967, the marriage was dissolved and he married Sylvia Jane Taylor, they had one daughter, film producer Al Morrow