Arriva is a multinational public transport company headquartered in Sunderland, England. It was established in 1938 as T Cowie and through a number of mergers and acquisitions was rebranded Arriva in 1997 and became a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn in 2010. Arriva operates bus, train and waterbus services in 14 countries across Europe; as of September 2018, it employed 61,845 people and operated 2.4 billion passenger journeys annually. It operates as three divisions: UK Rail and Mainland Europe. Deutsche Bahn announced in 2019 they wished to sell Arriva, but the sale was placed on hold as of November in that year; the company was founded by TSK Cowie in Sunderland in 1938 as a second-hand motorcycle dealer trading as T Cowie Limited. In 1948 the business was re-launched by the founder's son, still selling motorcycles. T Cowie plc was floated in December 1964, in 1965 it bought out the first of many car dealerships. In 1972 it formed Cowie Contract Hire, which became the largest contract hire business in the UK.
In 1980 T Cowie made its first foray into bus operations, buying the Grey-Green operation in London from the George Ewer Group. In 1984 T Cowie plc acquired the Hanger Group, which included Interleasing, a large vehicle leasing business. Further leasing companies acquired were RoyScot Drive and Ringway Leasing. Following the retirement of Tom Cowie, the company was renamed Cowie Group plc in April 1994; as part of the privatisation of London bus services, Cowie Group acquired the Leaside Buses and South London Transport business units in September 1994 and January 1995. Cowie plc bought United Automobile Services and British Bus in July and August 1996, both of which had acquired a number of privatised bus companies; as a result of these transactions, in October 1996 Cowie Group was reclassified on the stock exchange from a motor dealer to a transport group. In November 1997 the company was rebranded as Arriva plc. In that year it bought Unibus in Denmark, its first venture outside the United Kingdom.
In June 1999 Arriva sold its vehicle-hire business to General Motors. In February 2000 Arriva purchased MTL Holdings, which included its first UK rail franchises, Merseyrail Electrics and Northern Spirit. In 2002/03 Arriva sold its motor-retailing businesses and in February 2006 it sold its vehicle-rental business to Northgate. In April 2008 the LNWR train maintenance business in England was acquired. In 2010 it was reported that the government-owned railway companies of France and Germany were considering making takeover bids for the business. SNCF subsidiary Keolis and Arriva entered discussions regarding a merger, but in April 2010 Deutsche Bahn made a takeover offer for Arriva at £7.75 a share. The takeover was approved by the European Commission in August 2010, conditional on Deutsche Bahn disposing of some Arriva services in Germany; the takeover took effect on 27 August 2010, Arriva was delisted from the London Stock Exchange on 31 August 2010. In late 2011 Arriva sold its Arriva Scotland West bus operation.
In May 2013 Arriva purchased Veolia Transport's Central European business with 3,400 vehicles. Arriva changed its logo in January 2018. In March 2019, DB announced that it would be selling Arriva through either a sale or possible public flotation and invited companies interested in acquiring it to register expressions of interest by 3 May, but by mid-November the sale was placed on hold. In May 2013 Arriva entered the Croatian bus market with the purchase of Panturist Veolia Osijek with 120 buses. In August 2017 Arriva took a 78.34% share in Autotrans Group, thus becoming the number one private bus operator in Croatia Arriva group bought three medium-sized bus transport companies in 2006 and 2007 end established its own rail transport company Arriva vlaky s.r.o. in 2009. These four companies are owned through Arriva holding Česká republika s.r.o., owned by the Dutch company Arriva Coöperatie W. A.. In July 2013, the current Veolia Transport Česká republika a.s. with its four subsidiary companies fell under Arriva group as Arriva Transport Česká republika a.s.
The daughter companies were renamed and rebranded as Arriva Praha s.r.o. Arriva Teplice s.r.o. Arriva Vychodni Cechy a.s. and Arriva Morava a.s. They operate buses but trolleybuses in Teplice and Desná Railway; the two Arriva holdings in the Czech Republic have not any direct interconnection yet. Moreover, the Arriva group operated in the Czech Republic through the German rail transport company Vogtlandbahn GmbH. Former Abellio's companies Probo Bus and PT Real, purchased in December 2013, are owned by DB Czech Holding s.r.o., owned by German DB Mobility Logistics AG. In December 2006 Arriva purchased Transcentrum Bus, operating services in Mladá Boleslav District of the Central Bohemian Region, north east of Prague. In January 2007 Arriva acquired Bosák Bus, which operates to the south west of Prague and the Příbram District of the Central Bohemian Region. In November 2007 Arriva acquired Osnado, which operates bus and coach services in the north of Hradec Králové Region in East Bohemia, in the foothills of Krkonoše mountains.
The three bus companies retain their original names but with livery. At the turn of 2014/2015, Bosák Bus s.r.o. was merged with Transcentrum Bus s.r.o. and Transcentrum Bus s.r.o. Renamed to Arriva Střední Čechy s.r.o. In July 2013 Veolia Transport Česká republika a.s. was purchased with its four subsidiary companies which were renamed Arriva Morava, Arriva Praha, Arriva
Keizo Imai is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. Imai was born in Kyoto on November 19, 1950. After graduating from Doshisha University, he joined Towa Real Estate in 1973; the club won the league champions in 1977 and 1979. The club won 1977 and 1979 Emperor's Cup, he retired in 1980. He scored 3 goals in the league, he was Best Eleven for 4 years in a row. In September 1974, Imai was selected Japan national team for 1974 Asian Games. At this competition, on September 3, he debuted against Philippines. In March 1977, he played for Japan for the first time in 3 years at 1978 World Cup qualification. In 1978, he was selected Japan for 1978 Asian Games. In 1980, he played at 1980 Summer Olympics qualification; this qualification was his last game for Japan. He played 29 games for Japan until 1980. Keizo Imai at National-Football-Teams.com Japan National Football Team Database
Untitled Tina Fey/Robert Carlock project is an upcoming American sitcom television series created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The series will star Ted Danson and will premiere on NBC in 2020; the untitled comedy will show the life of a wealthy businessman, played by Ted Danson, who runs for mayor of Los Angeles "for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population." Ted Danson as Mayor Bremer Bobby Moynihan as Jayden Holly Hunter as Arpi Vella Lovell as Mikaela Mike Cabellon as Tommy On July 18, 2019, it was reported that NBC had given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to an untitled Tina Fey and Robert Carlock comedy starring Ted Danson, set to play a wealthy businessman running for mayor of Los Angeles. Meant to be a spin-off/continuation of Fey's series 30 Rock, the series was to star Alec Baldwin reprising his 30 Rock role of Jack Donaghy, following his political career in New York City.
After around a year of negotiations, Baldwin dropped out of the project and was replaced with Danson. Danson declined to move from his home of Los Angeles, the series was rewritten to take place there; the series will be executive produced by Jeff Richmond, Robert Carlock and David Miner. Production companies involved with the series include Little Stranger, Bevel Gears, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television. On September 13, 2019, it was reported that Bobby Moynihan had joined the cast as Jayden, on November 20, 2019, it was reported that Holly Hunter had joined the cast as Arpi. On January 21, 2020, it was reported that Vella Lovell had joined the cast as Mikaela and on February 4, it was announced that Mike Cabellon had joined the cast as Tommy. On March 12, 2020, Universal Television suspended the production of the series following the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Untitled Tina Fey/Robert Carlock project on IMDb