Attended a number of BSO concerts he was conducting, in both Boston and Tanglewood. I guess he royally pissed some folks off at Tanglewood, but I didn’t follow closely enough to have an opinion. My Boston family admired people on both sides of the controversy and seemed to think it was unfortunate that they couldn’t all get along.
Kiptum died in a car crash. Only 24, he had only run 3 competitive marathons, ranging from his world record in Chicago to his slowest being the 7th fastest of all time. Typically marathon runners don’t peak until notably older, her had a legit shot at being the first person to go sub-2 in competition.
I will do more zone 2 running in his honor
Thank you for your service.
I heard that he will be cremated and baked into limited edition Pop-Tarts. (Just in time for Ash Wednesday.)
or they put him in the grave and he pops back up in a few minutes
Aleksei Navalny - I am sure tRump is jealous he couldn’t do the same with Hillary or Biden
Here is a free FT link for their obituary of Navalny
Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition activist, 1976-2024 - Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition activist, 1976-2024 via @FT
from xter: https://x.com/cctvidiots/status/1759791263065493529?s=20
(Died 21 February 2023, so not recent, but it randomly showed up on twitter.)
Simone Segouin, mostly known by her codename, Nicole Minet, was only 18-years-old when the Germans invaded. Her first act of rebellion was to steal a bicycle from a German military administration, and to slice the tires of all of the other bikes and motorcycles so they couldn’t pursue her. She found a pocket of the Resistance and joined the fight, using the stolen bike to deliver messages between Resistance groups.
She was an extremely fast learner and quickly became an expert at tactics and explosives. She led teams of Resistance fighters to capture German troops, set traps, and sabotage German equipment. As the war dragged on, her deeds escalated to derailing German trains, blocking roads, blowing up bridges and helping to create a German-free path to help the Allied forces retake France from the inside. She was never caught.
Segouin was present at the liberation of Chartres on August 23, 1944, and then the liberation of Paris two days later. She was promoted to lieutenant and awarded several medals, including the Croix de Guerre. After the war, she studied medicine and became a pediatric nurse. She passed away at the age of 97 in 2023.
Also, Simone Segouin - Wikipedia
Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney: the last of the Progressive Conservative PMs.