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Kipchoge Keino

Kipchoge Hezekiah Keino is a retired Kenyan track and field athlete. He was the chairman of the Kenyan Olympic Committee until 29 September 2017. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Keino was among the first in a long line of successful middle and long distance runners to come from the country and has helped and inspired many of his fellow countrymen and women to become the athletics force that they are today. In 2012, he was one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall Of Fame. Keino was born in Nandi District, Kenya, his name, Kipchoge, is a Nandi language expression for "born near the grain storage shed". His parents died when he was a youngster and he was raised by an aunt. After finishing school, he joined the Kenya Police. Before taking up athletics, he played rugby, he began his international career at the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia where he came eleventh in the three miles. At the 1964 Summer Olympics he finished fifth in 5000 m and just missed qualification for the 1500 m final.

On 27 August 1965, Keino lowered the 3000 m world record by over 6 seconds to 7:39.6 in his first attempt at the distance. He won two gold medals at the inaugural All-Africa Games. In that year, he broke the 5000 m world record held by Ron Clarke, clocking 13:24.2. At the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica, he won both three mile run. In the next Commonwealth Games, Keino was third in the 5000 metres. At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, he won the 1500 metres gold medal and 5000 m silver medal. Four years he won the 3000 metres steeplechase gold and 1500 metres silver at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, he retired in 1973. He is on the cover of the October 1968 issue of Track and Field News, the first issue following the Olympics, he shared the cover of the September 1969 issue with Naftali Bon. With his wife, Phyllis Keino, he has dedicated significant efforts to humanitarian work in Eldoret, Kenya, they have established the Lewa Children's Home for orphans, the KipKeino Primary School in 1999, the Kip Keino Secondary School in 2009.

For his work with orphans, he shared Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsmen and Sportswomen of the Year" award in 1987 with seven others, characterized as "Athletes Who Care". In 1996, Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret is named after him. In 2007, he was made an honorary Doctor of Law by the University of Bristol. Earlier, Egerton University in Nakuru had awarded him an honorary degree. In July 2012, he received further recognition from the City of Bristol after the Kenyan Olympic Committee, under his presidency, made Bristol the training base for its athletes in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics. In 2012, Kipchoge Keino was among the inductees in the IAAF Hall of fame; the Bristol City Council awarded him freedom of the city, making him the first to receive this honour from Bristol since Sir Winston ChurchillOn 5 August 2016, at the Olympic opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Keino was awarded the first Olympic Laurel, for outstanding service to the Olympic movement. Keino resides on a farm in Western Kenya where he controls and runs a charitable organization for orphans.

He is married to Phyllis Keino. Their son Martin was a two-time NCAA champion and successful pace-setter. Kipchoge Keino Foundation Beijing 2008 dazzles, as we'flashback' to the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and a triumphant Kipchoge Keino, Posted On: 2008-08-08. Video of 1968 Olympic 1500 final on YouTube

Gimme Shelter (album)

Gimme Shelter is a compilation by The Rolling Stones, released on Decca Records in 1971. It reached #19 on the U. K chart; this is not a soundtrack album from the film of the same name. Side one is composed of released studio recording from 1968 and 1969. Side two consists of tracks released on the US live album Got LIVE if you want it! in 1966. All tracks composed by Keith Richards except where noted. Side one "Jumpin' Jack Flash" "Love in Vain" "Honky Tonk Women" "Street Fighting Man" "Sympathy for the Devil" "Gimme Shelter"Side two "Under My Thumb" "Time Is on My Side" "I've Been Loving You Too Long" "Fortune Teller" "Lady Jane" " Satisfaction"

USS San Diego (AFS-6)

USS San Diego was a Mars-class combat stores ship acquired by the U. S. Navy in 1968, she served the U. S. Atlantic Fleet until decommissioned in 1993, she was redesignated as a United States Naval Ship, assigned to the Military Sealift Command, served in a non-commissioned status with a civilian crew as USNS San Diego until 1997. The third ship to be so named, San Diego was laid down on 11 March 1967 by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company at San Diego, California. After shakedown and refresher training in late 1969, San Diego began a seven-month, deployment to the Mediterranean in support of the United States Sixth Fleet, she returned to her home port, Norfolk and remained on the United States East Coast until February 1971, when she was selected to represent the United States Atlantic Fleet at the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana. In April 1971, she deployed again to the Sixth Fleet and stayed in the Mediterranean until October 1971. During this tour of duty, she earned the Supply Efficiency "E," rescued sailors from a burning Greek freighter, represented the Sixth Fleet at Admiral Farragut Day at Menorca in Spain's Balearic Islands.

On 27 July 1972, following more than nine months back in the United States operating and training along U. S. East Coast, San Diego got underway to return to the Sixth Fleet, she arrived at Rota, Spain, on 4 August 1972 and relieved USS Sylvania as the on-station combat stores ship with the Sixth Fleet. At the end of another six months of service in the Mediterranean, San Diego got underway to return to Norfolk in January 1973, she resumed normal operations with the Atlantic Fleet. San Diego operated out of Norfolk, along the U. S. East Coast, in the Caribbean until late October 1973. At that time, she departed Norfolk for her fourth tour of duty in the Mediterranean, she arrived at Rota, Spain, on 4 November 1973. She cruised the Mediterranean with the Sixth Fleet for the next six months, getting underway from Rota on 19 April 1974 to return to Norfolk. San Diego reached Norfolk on 27 April 1974. Between June 1974 and June 1976 San Diego made two more deployments to the Sixth Fleet and an additional excursion to Guantanamo Bay, for refresher training.

During the three Mediterranean cruises from 1973 to 1976, USS San Diego stopped in ports from Lisbon, Portugal, to the Greek Island of Corfu, just off the coast of Albania. The eastern most port San Diego visited was Athens, the only North African port she called at was Tunis, Tunisia. Palma de Mallorca and Naples, Italy were the ports she most frequented during those years. On its next deployment to the Mediterranean Sea from October 1976 to April 1977, San Diego serviced task groups led by aircraft carriers USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, USS John F. Kennedy, USS Nimitz as well as the fleet Amphibious Task Group on a rotating basis, by Underway and Vertical Replenishment, provided in-port Vertical Replenishment to Sixth Fleet auxiliary forces docked at La Maddalena and Souda Bay, Crete; the ship made port calls at Naples, Palma de Majorca, Italy, Athens and Almeria, Spain. During the deployment San Diego's two embarked CH-46D helicopters from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Six were involved in separate accidents during night Vertical Replenishment operations, each was lost at sea.

On 17 January 1989, San Diego was involved in a collision with the submarine USS Norfolk in the Thimble Shoal channel, as both vessels were headed to sea. While trying to pass San Diego, Norfolk delivered a glancing blow to the port side of San Diego. There were no injuries. San Diego anchored for two days while her crewmen evaluated the damage, accomplished a restricted scope phased maintenance availability at Jonathan Corp. from 8 February to 16 March, followed by additional repairs in non-self-propelled medium auxiliary floating dry dock Sustain, from 30 March to 10 April 1989. On 11 August 1993 San Diego was decommissioned, transferred to the U. S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, placed in non-commissioned service as a United States Naval Ship with a civilian crew as USNS San Diego. San Diego continued in service until 10 December 1997 when she was laid up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. San Diego was stricken from the Navy List on 10 December 1997 and she was sold for scrapping at Philadelphia on 9 April 2006.

United States Navy This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - USNS San Diego – ex - USS San Diego

Trevor Burgess

Trevor Burgess is an American investment banker and CEO of C1 Financial. Burgess has been gay since his teenage years, he graduated in 1994 from Dartmouth College. He was a management consultant at Monitor Company, a Cambridge, Massachusetts firm associated with Michael Porter. Burgess spent ten years at Morgan Stanley as an investment banker in New York, Los Angeles and London, including "executing more than $50 billion in transactions for major clients, including Chipotle Mexican Grill, which he helped take public in 2006." His last appointment was as a Managing Director in Global Capital Markets leading over 100 investment banking transactions such as the IPO for Chipotle. He went on to be a partner at Artesia Capital Management, a private equity firm with investments in Brazil and the U. S." In 2012 the Human Rights Campaign noted it was still an issue to be LGBT in the workplace as there were no gay CEOs in the Fortune 1000 and "U. S. Companies can still fire a worker for being gay in 29 states, many subtle biases remain in the workplace."

Former BP chief John Browne noted that homophobic corporate cultures and board of directors keep people in the closet with corporations level of conservativeness rising with the company's size. Todd Sears, founder of an annual LGBT leadership summit for the finance industry noted it was common for executives to not come out until they retired, or be outed when they died. The'Wall Street journal' reported in March 2014 that it was still common for LGBT workers to stay closeted, he became the first gay CEO of a bank on the New York Stock Exchange when C1 Financial, based in St Petersburg, made a $44.7 million public offering in August 2014. In the company's initial public offering filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission he disclosed that his husband, Gary Hess, held some shares thus confirming his sexuality in the disclosure. Burgess and Hess have Logan, he has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek's "Out on the Street" and in the book, "The G Quotient-Why Gay Executives are Excelling as Leaders."

In 2013 he won Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award in Florida’s financial services category. U. S. Century Bank


Parthenocissus, is a genus of tendril climbing plants in the grape family, Vitaceae. It contains about 12 species native to North America. Several are grown for notably P. henryana, P. quinquefolia and P. tricuspidata. The name derives from the Greek parthenos, "virgin", kissos, "ivy"; the reason is variously given as the ability of these creepers to form seeds without pollination or the English name of P. quinquefolia, Virginia creeper, which has become attached to the whole genus. Among the middle Miocene Sarmatian palynoflora from the Lavanttal Basin Austria researchers have recognized Parthenocissus fossil pollen; the sediment containing the Parthenocissus fossil pollen had accumulated in a lowland wetland environment with various vegetation units of mixed evergreen/deciduous broadleaved/conifer forests surrounding the wetland basin. Key relatives of the fossil taxa found with Parthenocissus are presently confined to humid warm temperate environments, suggesting a subtropical climate during the middle Miocene in Austria.

Parthenocissus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the brown-tail and Gothic. Three leaved Parthenocissus chinensis, this species grows in dry areas between 1300 and 2300 m in China in the west of both Sichuan and Yunnan. Parthenocissus heterophylla, from China and Taiwan Parthenocissus semicordata, from the Himalayas Parthenocissus feddei, this species grows in rocky places between elevations of 600 and 1100 m in the Chinese provinces of Guangdong, Guizhou and Hunan Five leaved Parthenocissus henryana, Chinese Virginia creeper from China Parthenocissus laetevirens One or three leaved Parthenocissus dalzielii, from east and south-east Asia Parthenocissus suberosa Parthenocissus tricuspidata, Japanese creeper or Boston ivy, from eastern Asia Seven or five-leaved Parthenocissus heptaphylla, sevenleaf creeper, from Texas and Mexico Parthenocissus vitacea, thicket creeper, woodbine, or grape woodbine, from western and northern North America Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Virginia creeper, from eastern North America

Rati Pandey

Rati Pandey is an Indian actress known for her performances in Porus, Hitler Didi, Miley Jab Hum Tum, Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai and Shaadi Street. Rati Pandey was born in Assam, lived there for seven years and completed her primary schooling there, she moved to Patna where she studied in St. Karen's High School, she completed further schooling from the Kendriya Vidyalaya school in New Delhi. Rati studied commerce at the Miranda House at Delhi University. Rati started her career as a participant in the reality show Idea Zee Cinestars ki Khoj in 2006, she appeared in Sony TV's crime based thriller C. I. D, Sahara One's horror show Raat Hone Ko Hai, she has appeared in TV commercial of Champions Appliances as well. Rati's television career continued with Deepti Bhatnagar's Shaadi Street on Star One, in which she played the lead role "Nandini". After that, she played the lead role of Prarthna Thakraal in Zee TV's show Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai produced by Shreya Creations. In 2008, she got the role of Nupur Bhushan in the show Miley Jab Hum Tum.

Nupur was a bubbly girl. After the end of Miley Jab Hum Tum in 2010, Rati participated in the dance reality show Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan on NDTV Imagine, she participated in a travel based reality show on Star Plus called Ritz Jee Le Ye Pal. In 2011, Pandey was offered a lead role in the show Hitler Didi, she portrayed several different characters in the show. Apart from daily soaps, Rati has appeared in reality shows including Laughter Ke Phatke and Zara Nachke Dikha on Star One, SAB TV's show Movers and Shakers, Colors TV's Bigg Boss 6 Grand Finale and Sony TV's Comedy Circus, she has been part of Zee Rishton ki Antakshari 2012. Rati hosted the 10th Indian Television Academy Awards in 2010 along with Arjun Bijlani, she hosted Zee TV's 20th Diwali Special Episode and a brief segment of Zee Rishtey Awards 2012 together with Rithvik Dhanjani. After a sabbatical of two years, Pandey returned to television in 2016 with Begusarai, where she played'Komal'. In 2017, she portrayed the role of Queen Anusuya in Sony TV's Porus.

In 2019, Pandey played the role of Vidya in Star Plus's Divya Drishti. In the same year, she was seen in a special cameo appearance on TV show'Tenali Rama' as Princess Devyani. In 2020, Rati will be seen portraying the role of Goddess Parvati in Swastik Production's upcoming show "Devi" on Dangal TV. Rati Pandey on IMDb