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Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Glodean Rudolph was an African-American sprinter born in Saint Bethlehem, who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games. Rudolph competed in the 200-meter dash and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100-meter relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics at Melbourne, Australia, she won three gold medals, in the 100- and 200-meter individual events and the 4 x 100-meter relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rudolph was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Due to the worldwide television coverage of the 1960 Summer Olympics, Rudolph became an international star along with other Olympic athletes such as Cassius Clay, Oscar Robertson, Rafer Johnson who competed in Italy; as an Olympic champion in the early 1960s, Rudolph was among the most visible black women in America and abroad.

She became a role model for black and female athletes and her Olympic successes helped elevate women's track and field in the United States. Rudolph is regarded as a civil rights and women's rights pioneer. In 1962 Rudolph retired from competition at the peak of her athletic career as the world record-holder in the 100- and 200-meter individual events and the 4 × 100-meter relays. After competing in the 1960 Summer Olympics, the 1963 graduate of Tennessee State University became an educator and coach. Rudolph died of brain and throat cancer in 1994, her achievements are memorialized in a variety of tributes, including a U. S. postage stamp, documentary films, a made-for-television movie, as well as in numerous publications books for young readers. Rudolph was born prematurely at 4.5 pounds on June 23, 1940, in Tennessee. She was the twentieth of 22 siblings from her father's two marriages. Shortly after Wilma's birth, her family moved to Clarksville, where she grew up and attended elementary and high school.

Her father, Ed, who worked as a railway porter and did odd jobs in Clarksville, died in 1961. Rudolph suffered from several early childhood illnesses, including pneumonia and scarlet fever, she contracted infantile paralysis at the age of five, she lost strength in her left leg and foot. Physically disabled for much of her early life, Rudolph wore a leg brace until she was twelve years old; because there was little medical care available to African American residents of Clarksville in the 1940s, Rudolph's parents sought treatment for her at the black Meharry Medical College in Nashville, about 50 miles from Clarksville. For two years and her mother made weekly bus trips to Nashville for treatments to regain the use of her weakened leg, she received subsequent at-home massage treatments four times a day from members of her family and wore an orthopedic shoe for support of her foot for another two years. Because of the treatments she received at Meharry and the daily massages from her family members, Rudolph was able to overcome the debilitating effects of polio and learned to walk without a leg brace or orthopedic shoe for support by the time she was twelve years old.

Rudolph was homeschooled due to the frequent illnesses that caused her to miss kindergarten and first grade. She began attending second grade at Cobb Elementary School in Clarksville in 1947, when she was seven years old. Rudolph attended Clarksville's all-black Burt High School, where she excelled in basketball and track. During her senior year of high school, Rudolph became pregnant with her first child, born in 1958, a few weeks before her enrollment at Tennessee State University in Nashville. In college, Rudolph continued to compete in track, she became a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. In 1963, Rudolph graduated from Tennessee State with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Rudolph's college education was paid for through her participation in a work-study scholarship program that required her to work on the TSU campus for two hours a day. Rudolph was first introduced to organized sports at Burt High School, the center of Clarksville's African American community. After completing several years of medical treatments to regain the use of her left leg, Rudolph chose to follow in her sister Yvonne's footsteps and began playing basketball in the eighth grade.

Rudolph continued to play basketball in high school, where she became a starter on the team and began competing in track. In her sophomore year Rudolph scored 803 points and set a new record for high school girls' basketball. Rudolph's high school coach, C. C. Gray, gave her the nickname of "Skeeter". While playing for her high school basketball team, Rudolph was spotted by Ed Temple, Tennessee State's track and field coach, a major break for the active young athlete; the day that Temple saw the tenth grader for the first time, he knew. Rudolph had gained some track experience on Burt High School's track team two years earlier as a way to keep busy between basketball seasons; as a high school sophomore Rudolph competed at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute in her first major track event. Although she lost the race, Rudolph was determined to win. Temple invited fourteen-year-old Rudolph to join his summer training program at Tennessee State. After attending the track camp, Rudolph won all nine events she entered at an Amateur Athletic Union track

Roxanne Persaud

Roxanne Persaud is a Guyanese-American politician. She is a Democrat and a member of the New York Senate for the 19th District, which includes portions of Canarsie, East New York, Mill Basin, Sheepshead Bay, Bergen Beach, Marine Park, Ocean Hill and Starrett City in Brooklyn. A native of Guyana, Persaud immigrated with her family to New York as a young person, she is of Dougla heritage. She graduated from Pace University with both a Bachelor's and a master's degree before entering a career in education. Persaud served as a school administrator with Pace University and St. Francis College and was involved with her community board in Canarsie, has served on numerous boards and commissions for the community. In 2015, Persaud won the Democratic nomination to succeed Alan Maisel in the New York Assembly, served from January to November 2015. In 2015, Senator John Sampson was forced to resign. Persaud a first-term Assemblywoman, was chosen by the King County Democratic Party to succeed him, won election that November to finish his term.

In 2016, Persaud faced a primary challenge from Mercedes Narcisse, backed by Assemblyman Charles Barron and Councilwoman Inez Barron. Persaud defeated Narcisse with over 75% of the vote. Persaud won re-election in 2016 and 2018. Persaud was sworn in as state Senator on November 4, 2015. In 2019, with Democrats gaining the majority in the Senate, Persaud was named Chair of the Social Services Committee. Senator Roxanne Persaud official site

Carbon County, Montana

Carbon County is a county in the U. S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 10,078 and estimated at 10,714 as of a 2018 estimate, its county seat is Red Lodge. Carbon County is part of MT Metropolitan Statistical Area. Carbon County was named for the rich coal deposits found in the area, it was organized on March 1895, from portions of Park and Yellowstone counties. Land from Park and Yellowstone counties was used to form Carbon County on March 4, 1895. More than sixty federally designated historic sites are located in the county, including Petroglyph Canyon, one of the state's most important rock art sites; the first commercial oil well in the state was established in Elk Basin fields in 1915. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,062 square miles, of which 2,049 square miles is land and 13 square miles is water. Granite Peak, the state's highest mountain, is found in Carbon County's Beartooth Mountains; the Beartooth Highway, one of the "most spectacular alpine highways", links Red Lodge to Cooke City.

The Pryor Mountains are in the east of the county, along with the Big Horn River. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Custer National Forest Gallatin National Forest Carbon County has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1968; as of the 2000 United States Census, there were 9,552 people, 4,065 households, 2,707 families living in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile. There were 5,494 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 97.07% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.65% from other races, 0.99% from two or more races. 1.77 % of the population were Latino of any race. 28.8% were of German, 11.5% English, 9.2% Irish, 8.9% Norwegian, 5.9% American and 5.2% Italian ancestry. There were 4,065 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.40% were non-families.

28.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.86. The county population contained 24.00% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,139, the median income for a family was $38,405. Males had a median income of $30,226 versus $19,945 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,204. About 8.20% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.30% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,078 people, 4,571 households, 2,884 families living in the county; the population density was 4.9 inhabitants per square mile.

There were 6,441 housing units at an average density of 3.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 97.2% white, 0.8% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 32.3% were German, 16.2% were Irish, 14.5% were English, 12.6% were American, 6.6% were Norwegian. Of the 4,571 households, 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.9% were non-families, 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.74. The median age was 48.1 years. The median income for a household in the county was $49,010 and the median income for a family was $59,823. Males had a median income of $41,241 versus $26,150 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,983.

About 8.1% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over. During the early history of Carbon County, coal mining was the predominant industry; the current economy relies on agriculture and tourism. In 2009 the top employers were Beartooth Hospital & Health Center, Red Lodge Mountain, the Red Lodge Pizza Company. In December 2014, construction began on a large windfarm, Mud Springs Wind Ranch, with 120 wind turbines, 12 miles southeast of Bridger. Red Lodge List of cemeteries in Carbon County, Montana List of lakes in Carbon County, Montana List of mountains in Carbon County, Montana National Register of Historic Places listings in Carbon County, Montana County government website Homepage of the Carbon County News Carbon County Sheriff's Office

Marcus Mason

Marcus Mason is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2007, he played college football at Youngstown State. Mason was a member of the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers. Mason starred at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, where he became the all-time leading rusher in Maryland high school history. Mason played college football at the University of Youngstown State University. In two seasons at Youngstown State, Mason compiled 2,739 rushing yards on 478 carries and scored 31 touchdowns; as a senior, he rushed for a school-record 1,847 yards on 302 had 23 touchdowns. In his first preseason game with the Redskins, Mason scored a one-yard rushing touchdown to give the Redskins a 7-6 lead over the Tennessee Titans. For the whole preseason, Mason compiled 95 yards on 25 carries. Mason made the 53-man roster in 2007 but was moved to the practice squad shortly after to make room for Omar Stoutmire. Despite leading the NFL in rushing during the 2008 preseason, Mason was released by the Redskins during final cuts on August 30.

A day after his release from the Redskins, Mason was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad on August 31, 2008. He remained there for the first eight weeks of the season. Mason was signed to the New York Jets' active roster off the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad on October 29, 2008; the move came a day after Jets running back Jesse Chatman was placed on season-ending injured reserve. The Jets waived Mason on December 9. Mason was re-signed to the practice squad on December 21, 2008, he was waived by the team the following offseason on April 27, 2009. Mason was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins on April 28, 2009. On October 20, 2009 the Redskins released Mason, he was re-signed on November 23. On March 4, 2010, Mason was released by the Redskins. On March 8, 2010, Mason was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Chargers. On August 31, 2010, Mason was released by the San Diego Chargers. Washington Redskins bio San Diego Chargers bio

List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Finland

The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Finland is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in the Republic of Finland, head of the UK's diplomatic mission there. The official title is Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Finland. 1919: Henry Bell 1919: Coleridge Kennard 1919–1920: Lord Richard Lyon-Dalberg-Acton 1920–1921: George Kidston 1921–1930: Sir Ernest Rennie 1930–1935: Sir Rowland Sperling 1935–1937: Herbert Grant Watson 1937–1940: Thomas Snow 1940–1941: Sir George Vereker 1941–1944: No representation due to Continuation War 1944–1947: Sir Francis Shepherd 1947–1951: Sir Oswald Scott 1951–1954: Sir Andrew Noble 1954–1958: Michael Cresswell 1958–1961: Sir Douglas Busk 1961–1963: Sir Con O'Neill 1963–1966: Sir Anthony Lambert 1966–1969: Sir David Scott Fox 1969–1972: Bernard Ledwidge 1972–1975: Anthony Elliott 1975–1980: James Cable 1980–1983: Andrew Stuart 1983–1986: Alan Brooke Turner 1986–1989: Justin Staples 1989–1995: Neil Smith 1995–1997: David Burns 1997–2000: Gavin Hewitt 2000–2002: Alyson Bailes 2002–2006: Matthew Kirk 2006–2010: Valerie Caton 2010–2014: Matthew Lodge 2014–2017: Sarah Price 2018–present: Tom Dodd UK and Finland, Previous Ambassadors, UK in Helsinki, 8 September 2010, via

Dennis Alexander

Dennis Alexander was an English footballer who played as an inside forward. Alexander started his career at Nottingham Forest, progressing from the youth team before making his first team debut in 1955. Alexander scored four goals in 20 league appearances for Forest before a brief spell at Brighton & Hove Albion, in which he did not make an appearance. Alexander signed for Gateshead in 1958, going on to score a single goal in 17 league appearances. Alexander went on to play non-league football with Ilkeston Town, Sutton Town, Long Eaton United and Belper Town. "Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database". Retrieved 10 June 2010. "The Independent Ilkeston Football Website". Retrieved 10 June 2010