Loughborough Grammar School founded in 1495 by Thomas Burton, is an independent school for boys in Loughborough, England. The school has 849 day boys and 74 boarders, it is one of four schools known as the Loughborough Schools Foundation, along with Loughborough High School, Fairfield Preparatory School and Loughborough Amherst School. The Schools Foundation are separate independent schools in their own right but share a board of governors. In line with the charitable intent of its founders, Loughborough Grammar School and Loughborough High School offer a number of means-tested bursaries, called School Assisted Places, which cover up to 100% of fees. LGS was founded after Thomas Burton, a prosperous wool merchant from Loughborough, left money for priests to pray for his soul upon his death in 1495. Loughborough is one of England's oldest schools, pre-dating similar institutions such as Harrow and Stowe by a number of centuries. Alongside Winchester College, Harrow School, Monmouth School, Eton College, Dulwich College and Radley College, it is one of a small number of independent boarding schools in Britain that remain for boys only.
Notable old boys include: Sir Thomas Abney. Former masters include author Colin Dexter; the school was founded in the Parish Church in the centre of Loughborough in 1495, but was moved by the trustees of the Burton Charity to its present location in 1852. A purpose-built site on Burton Walks became its permanent home consisting of the main school building, lodgings and a gatehouse at the Leicester Road entrance; these buildings were Grade II Listed in the 1980s. The school celebrated its quincentenary in 1995, when it was visited by HM Queen Elizabeth II. During her visit the Queen opened the new English block, the "Queen's Building", which includes a state of the art drama studio. LGS is based on a multi-acre campus on the south side of Loughborough town centre. Loughborough Amherst School is situated on Gray Street, about 5 minutes' walk away from the main campus; the core of the LGS campus is the quadrangle, on the eastern side of Burton Walks. Dating from 1850, Big School, consisting of the Victorian Gothic tower, original gymnasium and hall are at the head of the quadrangle, nowadays accommodating the History department and Sixth Form common room, are the oldest buildings on the current site.
The quadrangle is completed by School House, the Queen's Building, the Barrow Building, the Cope Building on the north side and the Library and old laboratory buildings on the south side. Big School and School House are both grade II listed, as is the gatehouseOn the western side of Burton Walks are located the Ireland Building, the Norman Walter Building, Murray Building, Pullinger Building as well as the Hodson Hall, where most school functions and assemblies are held, the Burton Hall a dining hall, the Art and Design department, Sports Hall, swimming pool and the Combined Cadet Force's buildings. A number of houses on this side of the Walks are now owned by the School, including Buckland House, the administrative hub of the School, containing the Headmaster and Deputy Headmasters' offices as well as the general office. Other houses include Red House used for music lessons but now occupied by the Business Studies and Politics departments as well as reprographics. Both the Headmaster of the Grammar School and the Headmistress of the High School traditionally reside in properties on the Walks.
The astroturf tennis and hockey pitches are not part of the Grammar School, but are shared with the High School, although a new hockey pitch purely for the Grammar School was opened in January 2019. The Music School, is another of these shared buildings, it includes a recital hall as well as practice rooms and recording facilities. In addition to the main campus, the School owns a 70-acre site at the nearby village of Quorn, consisting of sports facilities, including rugby, cricket pitches and athletics; the Burton Chapel is located in Loughborough's Parish Church, school services are held in both this chapel and a second chapel located in the School's quadrangle. There is a public right of way along Burton Walks connecting the council estate of Shelthorpe with Loughborough town centre. Candidates sit an entrance examination to gain admission to the school, in January of Year 6, so as to enter Year 7 at the age of 11. However, the middle school system that still prevails in North West Leicestershire led the School to introduce a smaller Year 6 intake for pupils leaving their primary schools after Year 5, as happens in a middle school system.
There is a 13+ exam, for those wishing to enter at Year 9, 16+ entrance based on GCSE performance for boys wishing to enter at Sixth Form level. In keeping with many other Independent Schools, the choice of subjects at the school tends to be more trad
Roy Alfred Williams is a former track and field athlete from New Zealand, who won gold in the decathlon at the 1966 Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, but was overlooked for the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games. He competed in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games at Cardiff in the long jump and triple jump, in the 1970 British Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh in the decathlon, he won the national decathlon title 11 times between 1956 and 1970, as well as the 120 yards hurdles title in 1965, the long jump title in 1958 and the discus title in 1956. He is a brother of Yvette Williams, he was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. In the 2002 New Year Honours, Williams was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to athletics. Profiles of Fame: The stories of New Zealand’s Greatest Sporting Achievers by Ron Palenski p. 51 ISBN 0-473-08536-4 Page with Photo at Sporting Heroes Roy Williams at the New Zealand Olympic Committee
Kentucky Route 67 is a Kentucky State Highway originating at a junction with Interstate 64 near Grayson, Kentucky in Carter County. The route continues through rural ridgetops in Greenup County and touches Boyd County before terminating at U. S. Highway 23 in Greenup County in between Wurtland and Greenup. KY 67 is known as the Industrial Parkway. Construction began on phase one in the spring of 1997; the first segment of the Industrial Parkway extended a little over three miles to a new industrial park. A trumpet interchange was constructed at milepost 179 on Interstate 64. Along the Parkway are two at-grade intersections for this segment, both of which can be upgraded to full folded-diamond interchanges in the future if traffic counts warrant an upgrade. Phase one cost an estimated $50 million to construct. In 1998, another five miles of the Industrial Parkway was constructed; this extended the Parkway from the end of phase one to Culp Creek Road, opened in late-2001 to local traffic and opened in early 2002.
Extending the progression of the highway northward, the third phase opened to traffic in the fall of 2002. Construction began in early-2001 and included a bridge over a small tributary and a folded-diamond interchange with KY 207; the final phase extends from the KY 207 interchange to US 23. Construction began on this segment in early-2002 with work being completed by September 2003, a year ahead of schedule; the northern terminus junctions US 23 at a traffic signal and continues northward.1 of a mile north to KY 3105. It was given the designation of KY 67 at the dedication ceremony. Since being completed, the Industrial Parkway has saved over 30 minutes of travel between Greenup and Grayson on the curvy and dangerous KY 1. In 2004, the State Primary designation was moved from KY 1 to KY 67; the road provides access to the EastPark industrial complex near Interstate 64. Industrial Parkway at Kentuckyroads.com Industrial Parkway Photographs at Kentuckyroads.com State Primary Road System in Boyd County State Primary Road System in Carter County State Primary Road System in Greenup County
Stanley Thomas Edward Mellor is a former National Hunt jockey and trainer, the first jockey to ride 1,000 winners and Champion Jockey three years in a row from 1960 to 1962. Mellor was an intelligent jockey, rather than a physical one, he once bemoaned the effect this had on public perception of him: "If you win with strength people see it, if you win with style people see it, but if you win with guile people don't see it."He rode at a weight of 8 st 10 lb, not much more than a modern flat jockey. Mellor was one of the few jockeys to experience beating Arkle regarded as the greatest steeplechaser of all time, his victory against Arkle came in the 1966 Hennessy Gold Cup on 25-1 outsider Stalbridge Colonist. Because of the handicapping system, Arkle was forced to compete conceding huge amounts of weight to other horses, his defeat is attributed to that. Mellor himself, maintains that Stalbridge Colonist beat him with a "turn of foot" On 10 December 1971, Mellor rode his 999th winner at Cheltenham.
Despite another six rides there the next day, he couldn't add to it. Mellor spent another week trying to pass the landmark, his wife travelled with him every day. At Nottingham on 18 December 1971, he piloted grey gelding Ouzo to victory in the otherwise unremarkable Christmas Spirit Novices' Chase, thus becoming the first jump jockey to ride 1,000 winners. Dismounting from Ouzo, Mellor proclaimed it "a great relief" and was presented with an inscribed silver salver by his wife on behalf of the racecourse, it is believed. One bad fall coming down the hill at Cheltenham caused his riding cap to slip off and spin away causing his wife, watching in the stands, to scream, "Oh my God, his head has come off", his worst fall, was in the 1963 Schweppes Gold Trophy when his lower face was smashed so badly it was completely detached. At the time, he was 20 wins clear of Josh Gifford in pursuit of a fourth successive jockey's title; the injury therefore cost him the championship. When Mellor retired as a jockey, he was awarded an MBE in recognition of his achievements.
He was offered an appearance on This Is Your Life, which he turned down. Mellor was based at Linkslade Stables in Lambourn. On selling the property, to Sheikh Mohamed Al Sabah of Kuwait, a deal he regards as the best deal he did, he was able to buy a yard twenty times the size near Swindon, named Pollardstown after his 1979 Triumph Hurdle winner. Mellor was moderately successful as a trainer, he won a Stewards Cup, two Whitbread Gold Cups and four races at the Cheltenham Festival, including a 1-2 in the 1983 Triumph Hurdle with Saxon Farm and Tenth Of October. His horses Royal Mail and Lean Ar Aghaidh were both placed in the Grand National, he pioneered the import of New Zealand bred horses and was known as "an excellent judge of a racehorse". Mellor himself, regards his training career as a disappointment, claiming he was too "laid-back" to succeed. With horse numbers dwindling, he retired to Ashbury, near Lambourn, he had trained over 700 winners. Mellor has a wife Elain, two daughters and Linz, all of whom have ridden winners under Rules.
Kanubhai Hasmukhbhai Tailor is an Indian physically disabled social worker from Gujarat and the founder of the non governmental organization, Disable Welfare Trust of India, working towards the upliftment of the physically challenged people. The Government of India honored Tailor in 2011, with the fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri. Kanubhai Hasmukhbhai Tailor was born on 17 May 1956 in a small village of Adas, in the Kheda district of the Indian state Gujarat, in a family with meagre financial resources. While doing his early schooling, Kanubhai contracted Poliomyelitis due to which he suffered the permanent disability in both his legs. However, he continued his studies and graduated from the Shree Sahajanand Arts and Commerce College in Ahmedabad. Kanubhai began his social life with a hunger strike in 1979 for free travel facilities for the disabled people. After eleven days of strike, the Government of Gujarat allowed free travel to physically handicapped people. Soon, he started a small printing press, operating out of his house.
In 1991, Kanubhai founded the Disable Welfare Trust of India for the welfare of the disabled people in the fields of education, vocational training and rehabilitation. The Trust has over the years grown to house a school, physiotherapy centre, vocational training centre and girls hostels and a rehabilitation centre, covering 400 children. During the period he was running the printing press, Kanubhai was honored by the Government of Gujarat with the award of the Best Employer, he has received the Gujarat Gaurav award from the government. The Government of India included Kanubhai in the Republic Day honours list, in 2011, for the Padma Shri; this was followed by the Godfrey Phillips Bravery National Award, which he received in 2013. Disable Welfare Trust of India "Padma Shri Investiture Ceremony". Hindustan Times. April 1, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2014. "Disable Welfare Trust of India". Wikimapia. 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014
Abraham Tuizentfloot, in full Oscar Abraham Tuizentfloot, is a Flemish comic book character from the Belgian comic book series The Adventures of Nero by Marc Sleen. He is a crazy little man who has a tendency to attack people. In the series he is one of Nero's personal friends. Tuizentfloot is one of the most recognizable Flemish comic book characters, he has his own statue in Wuustwezel. The character is very popular in the Netherlands, according to creator Marc Sleen. Tuizentfloot made his debut in the 28th Nero story De Granaatslikker when he rings at Nero's door and invites him to go on adventure together. Nero, however, is tired and tells Tuizentfloot "to go to Geel" In the course of the story Nero tries to get rid of this crazy man, but he travels along as a stowaway to Antarctica. From that moment on he is part of Nero's circle of friends. Tuizentfloot is an insane little man who thinks he is an admiral, he uses naval expressions when insulting and berating others. Tuizentfloot brags about all the battles he won, including the Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of Abukir and those of Zwijnaarde, Santa Cruz and Wuustwezel.
He claims to have discovered Trinidad, Port Salut and "Port Dada" and considers himself to be the "biggest pirate of all time!" Tuizentfloot acts the part too. He is always dressed like an 18th-century buccaneer, complete with black Jolly Roger bicorne and a sabre. In some stories we see him pulling a miniature cannon behind him and in one story, "De Dolle Vloot" he owns a 16th-century caravel. Only in a few albums he wears different outfits, namely "De Driedubbelgestreepte", in which he calls himself "Otto... aha... Mobil" and walks around with a piece of carrossery around his body. In "De Neroberg" he wears a traditional Indian outfit and calls himself "Kalimpong Singh". Despite all this there is never any real evidence that Tuizentfloot is an actual pirate? He is hardly seen at sea and only in "De Dolle Vloot" do we see his own ship. Tuizentfloot can't swim. Seeing that he is certified insane and spent a lot of time in mental institutions it can be assumed that it's part of his personal illusions.
In "De Zwarte Piraat" he meets another eccentric man, Pol van den Hoven tot Pee, who dresses up like a pirate and makes many of the same ludicrous claims Tuizentloot does. Tuizentfloot suffers from a verbal tic that makes him use the word "aha" in every sentence he says or shouts, he is paranoid and attacks people whom he considers to be "the enemy". He swings at them with his sabre and cutting them in the process while he yells his catchphrase: "Ten... aha... aanval!". Much like Captain Haddock Tuizentfloot doesn't shy away from using inspired vulgarities to insult his opponents, many inspired by naval terms. Nero and his friends aren't safe from Tuizentfloot's aggression and anger, he fights Meneer Pheip and his son Clo-Clo and destroys their clothing and homes. In some stories Tuizentfloot sides with Villains. From his first appearance on, in "De Granaatslikker", Tuizentfloot starts a mutiny against Captain Oliepul on Nero's ship and does this again in "De Nerovingers". In "Het Knalgele Koffertje" Tuizentfloot helps a group of thieves to steal a precious trunk from Nero's uncle and bring it to Adolf Hitler.
In "De Nerovingers" Tuizentfloot helps the mad scientist Marcus Liberius in his crazy plan to split the Earth in two. In "De Bibberballon" and "De Zwarte Piraat" Tuizentfloot wants to join the First Gulf War to fight Saddam Hussein. Several of his insane friends are either a nuisance to Nero and co, or a dangerous threat. All in all Nero and his friends do consider Tuizentfloot to be one of their closest relatives. In "Nerorock" Nero starts a rock band and Tuizentfloot is hired as their drummer, seeing that he is "crazier than Animal"; when Tuizentfloot is shot by Ricardo in "Het Spook van Zoetendaal" Nero is honestly angry and upset. He tells his wounded friend that without him the Nero stories are like "beer without foam". Tuizentfloot has saved Nero many times against criminals who dared to attack him. In "De Adhemar Bonbons" Tuizentfloot is transformed into a baby, so we get an idea what he looked like at that age. In "Daris Doet Het" it is revealed that his mother hailed from IJmuiden and his father from Springintveld This would make Tuizentfloot of Dutch descent.
He has a sister, a radical feminist and wears a pirate hat on her head. Two of his uncles were rich and left him their fortune twiceTuizentfloot fell in love with Prinses Lovely in "De Mosterd van Abraham", despite wanting to marry him at first, she rejects him "because his moustache is too long and his socks too short." In "De Gladde Figaro" he wants to marry Madam Pheip. Tuizentfloot gets on well with animals. In "De Granaatslikker", "Het Wonderwolkje" and "Kouwe Kwibus" he uses a pig, a pelican and a giant mosquito as his personal mount. Still he can attack and kill them too