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Sixt

For the town in France, see Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. Sixt SE is a German multinational car rental company with about 2,100 locations in over 105 countries. Sixt SE acts as a parent and holding company of the Sixt Group, internationally active in the business areas of vehicle rental, car sharing, ride-hailing and leasing; the majority of the company is owned by the Sixt family. The remaining share is tradeable stock: SIX2. In 1912, Martin Sixt founded the company with a fleet of three cars, creating the first car rental company in Bavaria. During the First World War, the fleet was used by the German Army. After the war, business resumed, but the fleet was once again seized by the German Army at the outbreak of World War II; when the war concluded, the company rebounded, establishing a taxi fleet for members of the United States Army stationed in Germany. It opened a taxi business in Munich with the first radio taxis. In 1951, the car rental company Auto Sixt was founded. In 1982, Auto Sixt was renamed Sixt Autovermietung GmbH, with the name Sixt/Budget in the logo.

The company was transformed again in 1986, this time becoming Sixt AG, a corporation traded on the German stock exchange. In 1988, the subsidiary Sixt Leasing GmbH was established, in 1993, the operating business of the AG was handed over to another subsidiary, Sixt GmbH & Co Autovermietung KG. Sixt AG acted thereafter as a holding company of the Group. In 1993, Sixt bought the assets of its competitor Autoverleih Buchbinder, operating the brand before discontinuing it. Sixt had failed to secure the naming rights, subsequently Buchbinder was re-established and continued operating in the market. In 1999, the Bundesgerichtshof Federal Court issue a landmark judgment against Sixt for illegal price fixing, requiring it to pay damages to its franchisees. Sixt had controlled de facto the pricing for the independent franchisees' prices, as they were part of the Germany-wide reservation system. In the event of pricing discrepancies, the rental agreements were returned to Germany; this was deemed inadmissible under German antitrust law and forbidden by the BGH.

In 2003, the corporation was forced to defend itself against Hedge Fund Manager Florian Homm, who had speculated on declining stock prices. Homm was fined for price manipulation. In 2006, Sixt made a bid to take over its competitor, when owner Volkswagen offered it for sale. In addition to antitrust concerns, there was resistance on the part of the Europcar works council, which feared job cuts after the merger. Volkswagen accepted an offer by the French investment company Eurazeo. Since 2007 and via subsidiary companies, Sixt has operated the online brokerage of motor vehicles with the websites Autocommunity Carmondo, RadAlert and autohaus24. In 2010, former employees claimed; the company's management denied the allegation. In 2013, Sixt AG was converted to the legal form of a European Company and since has been called Sixt SE; as part of the transition, a European Works Council was founded in 2013. In May 2015, Sixt brought its subsidiary Sixt Leasing AG to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In 2005, the Management Board Compensation Disclosure Act entered into force.

Sixt AG became the first company in Germany to exercise the right not to disclose Directors’ salaries without a shareholder vote of at least 75% majority. CEO Erich Sixt held at this time 56.8% of Sixt ordinary shares, corresponding to 89% of votes at the general meeting, meaning he was able to determine the outcome. Overall, 98% of the voters approved the non-disclosure of executive pay. Official website

Cenozoic Research Laboratory

The Cenozoic Research Laboratory of the Geological Survey of China was established within the Peking Union Medical College in 1928 by Canadian paleoanthropologist Davidson Black and Chinese geologists Ding Wenjing and Weng Wenhao for the research and appraisal of Peking Man fossils unearthed at Zhoukoudian. Davidson Black founded the laboratory with an $80,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation and stayed on as honorary director until he died in his office, surrounded by his finds, in 1934, he was replaced by German Jewish anthropologist Franz Weidenreich. Excavations at Zhoukoudian ceased in 1937 with the Japanese occupation and the fossils from the site were locked in the laboratory safe under the assumption that they would be secure at the American-run hospital. However, in the summer of 1941, fearing imminent war between America and Japan, Weidenreich ordered copies of the bones to be made; when this task had been completed secretary Hu Chengzi packed up the fossils so they could be shipped to the U.

S. for safekeeping until the end of the war. They were never seen again. Now only Weidenreich’s timely copies and the research notes of the staff remain to demonstrate the pioneering work of this laboratory, considered to be the precursor of the modern Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Science. Bian Mienmien joined in 1931 and undertook excavations at Zhokoudian until they ceased in 1937. Davidson Black founded the laboratory in 1928 and served as its honorary director until he died at his desk in 1934. Ding Wenjing assisted in the founding of the laboratory and served as honorary director in its early years. Jia Lanpo joined in 1931 and took over the running of the excavations at Zhoukoudian from 1935-37. Pei Wenzhong joined in 1928, took over the running of the excavations at Zhoukoudian from 1933-34, returned in 1937. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin worked as a consultant from its foundation. Franz Weidenreich appointed honorary director in 1935 following Black's death.

Yang Zhongjian took over the running of the excavations at Zhoukoudian from 1928-33. Division of Cenozoic Geology and Environment, IGGCAS

Forrest School (Chapel Hill, Tennessee)

Forrest School is a public school in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. It is part of the Marshall County School District; the school is known as Forrest Middle School for grades 7-8 and Forrest High School for grades 9-12. It is named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, born in Chapel Hill. Forrest School was a K-12 school until Chapel Hill Elementary School was established to serve grades K-5. Forrest has gone through several building additions; the latest was in 2007 which included additional classrooms, a band room, a football stadium. Forrest High School competes in TSSAA's Division 1, Class A. Boys Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer WrestlingGirls Basketball Cheerleading Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball 1998 TSSAA Class A Cheerleading Non-Building 2006 TSSAA Class A Cheerleading Non-Building 2006 TSSAA Class A Girls Basketball 2008 TSSAA Class A Girls Softball 2015 TSSAA Class A Girls Softball 2010 TSSAA Class A Tennessee Miss Basketball - Beth Hawn 2007 Division 1 State Marching Band Champions Art Club Beta Club Drama Club FBLA FCA FCCLA FFA Leo Club Student Council Mike Minor, professional baseball player with the Texas Rangers Forrest School website Marshall County School System

Detroit Auto Vehicle Company

Detroit Auto Vehicle Company was a short-lived early automobile manufacturer established in the summer of 1904 with a capital stock of US$150,000. Based in Detroit in the old Detroit Novelty Machine Company building, it had a foundry in Romeo, Michigan, it ceased operation in October 1907 following bankruptcy. The company was fighting during the short time of its existence against litigation by stockholders of the predecessor company Detroit Novelty Machine Company, who were decidedly against the production of an automobile; the company went into bankruptcy in 1907. In 1908 bond holders in the bankrupt company were paid 24 percent on each $100.00 and the affairs of the company were closed. Two of the most influential personalities in the early American automobile business were involved with the company. One was John North Willys, who soon after bought the Overland Automotive Division from the Standard Wheel Company which became the Willys-Overland Motor Company; the other gentleman was Josepf L. Hudson, a Detroit business man who earned a fortune with his department store.

He backed Roy D. Chapin with the money needed to form an automobile company. Chapin named it in his honor the Hudson Motor Car Company. In 1905 the company had three vehicles on sale all with a two-cylinder engine; the 12 HP Crown Runabout priced at US$750, the 16 HP Crown delivery car featuring a payload of 1500 lbs and a 24HP five-passenger Touring Car. It seems. So, early in 1906 they called in Edward T. Ross from Cadillac, his prototype drove in August, 1906, the automobile was ready for sale for the 1907 model year. It was a two-cylinder automobile with a wheelbase of 96 in, featuring a 22/24 hp engine, it was dubbed the Model Two, but was referred to as the "Crown-Detroit" or just "Detroit". Available were a runabout for US$1,500 and a touring for US$1,600; the company claimed. The whole production run for 1907 was sold in advance to John North Willys in Elmira, New York who became the exclusive selling agent, referred to the 24HP car as the Detroit. Georgano, G. N.. The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars, 1885 to present.

Romeo Observer. Reminiscent, from the files of the Romeo Observer " 100 years ago". Kimes, Beverly Rae and Clark, Henry Austin, jr.. The Standard Catalogue of American Cars, 2nd Edition, Krause Publications, Iola WI 54990. ISBN 978-0-87341-111-0. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list

Cloverleaf, Texas

Cloverleaf is a census-designated place in east central Harris County, United States. The population was 22,942 at the 2010 census. Cloverleaf originated as a stop on the Beaumont, Sour Lake, Western Railway. A 1936 county highway map indicates an unnamed development; the Handbook of Texas states that a post office may have existed for a short period of time around 1950. In 1990, Cloverleaf had 18 churches. Cloverleaf is located at 29°47′5″N 95°10′23″W; the community is located between the city of Jacinto City and the Channelview CDP along Interstate 10. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.3 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 23,508 people, 7,287 households, 5,800 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 6,589.2 people per square mile. There were 7,865 housing units at an average density of 2,204.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 58.77% White, 16.11% African American, 0.59% Native American, 1.51% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 20.27% from other races, 2.71% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44.34% of the population. There were 7,287 households out of which 46.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.4% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.61. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,449, the median income for a family was $40,231. Males had a median income of $30,958 versus $25,044 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $16,245. About 15.6% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.8% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Cloverleaf is zoned to schools in the Galena Park Independent School District. Elementary schools in the Cloverleaf CDP include Cloverleaf Elementary School, Green Valley Elementary School, Havard Elementary School, Sam Houston Elementary School, North Shore Elementary School. All residents are zoned to Cobb 6th Grade School, located outside the CDP. Most residents are zoned to North Shore Middle School, in the CDP, for grades 7 through 8. All residents are zoned to North Shore Senior High School for grades 9 through 12. In 1990, Cloverleaf had two elementary schools, one junior high school, one high school. Cloverleaf quasar Cloverleaf, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online