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Asbury Automotive Group

Asbury Automotive Group is a company based in Atlanta and was founded in 1995. The company operates auto dealerships in various parts of the United States; as of 2018 its rank in the Fortune 500 is 434 out of 500. As of December 2016, it is one of the largest automobile retailers in the United States, operating 96 franchises in 18 metropolitan markets within 10 states; as of August 2017, its dealerships represent 29 American and Asian brands. In 2016, the company sold over 180,000 retail vehicles. Based out of Duluth, GA, the company is led by President & CEO, David W. Hult. In February 2017, Asbury finalized the acquisition of Hare Chevrolet and Hare Isuzu Truck Center, operating in Noblesville, IN. In March 2017, Asbury finalized the opening of Nalley Nissan Cumming, an open point awarded to Asbury in Metro Atlanta. On August 22, 2017, Monaghan announced that he will step down from his position at Asbury effective January 2018, to be replaced by chief operating officer David Hult. On January 9, 2018, Asbury finalized the acquisition of Terry Lee Honda in Avon, IN, adding a second location to their Hare Automotive brand.

In February 2019, Asbury agreed to acquire the four-location Bill Estes Auto Group. Coggin Automotive Group operates 12 retail auto stores representing 17 franchises for the sale and servicing of 12 brands in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Courtesy Cars has 12 franchises for the servicing of 12 brands in the Tampa, Florida area. Crown Automotive Group comprises 18 dealerships in 9 cities across Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina. David McDavid Auto Group includes 7 retail locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Frisco, Plano and Houston, Texas areas. Gray Daniels Auto Family hosts 5 retail auto stores for the sale and service of 6 brands in Mississippi. Greenville Automotive Group operates 4 automotive retail stores for the sale and service of 7 brands in the Greenville, South Carolina area. Hare is Asbury's newest platform, providing sales, customer service, service for new and used cars, its first location is in Noblesville, IN. Nalley Automotive Group includes 18 retail auto stores representing 13 franchises for the sale and servicing of 11 brands in the Atlanta area.

Plaza Motor Company, is a platform consisting of high-line brands including Infiniti, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz in the St. Louis area. Asbury Automotive Group Asbury Automotive Group SEC Filings Feb. 2015 Asbury Automotive Group SEC Filings Feb. 2016

Aurora Energy

Aurora Energy is a Tasmanian Government-owned electricity retailer in Tasmania, Australia. Aurora was formed on 1 July 1998 under the Electricity Companies Act 1997 by the disaggregation of the Tasmanian Hydro Electric Commission, is subject to the Corporations Act 2001; the company is wholly owned by the Government of Tasmania, with its two shareholders being the Minister for Energy and the State Treasurer, representing the State Government on behalf of the Tasmanian community. The disaggregated of the Hydro-Electric Commission resulted in the formation of three separate state-owned companies: Hydro Tasmania, which generates the power; this was in anticipation of Tasmania joining the National Electricity Market, which took place in May 2005. A subsidiary company, Aurora Energy Pty Ltd, trading as AETV Power and operated the Tamar Valley Power Station in northern Tasmania using natural gas, piped in from Victoria to generate electricity. On 1 June 2013, the power station, its customers and associated contracts were transferred to Hydro Tasmania.

In late 2005, Aurora began trialling Aurora Pay As You Go, pre-paid electricity to selected areas of Adelaide. This system involved the Payguard meter, known as a smart meter; the official launch of the product, due to the success of the trial, went ahead in May 2007 making Aurora Energy the first electricity retailer to offer the pre-payment option in South Australia. This coincided with the 10-year birthday celebration of Aurora Pay As You Go in the State of Tasmania. In 2012, Aurora failed in its application to the Australian Energy Regulator for electricity price increases of 15.5% over the following 5 years for infrastructure investment and carbon tax implications. Instead, the Regulator limited the price rise to just 1.4% per year until 2017. One result of this was analysis of the current structure and subsequent re-structure of the business. Over the following years, a complete re-structure was undertaken, resulting in hundreds of redundancies throughout the business, from field worker level through to upper management.

Retail contestability was introduced for large customers in 2006, in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, progressively smaller consumers of electricity were opened up for competition with Aurora. In 2013, Aurora prepared for the introduction of full retail contestability, including the separation of the retail arm from the rest of the business, readying that retail arm for the tendered sale of the customer base to two or three private enterprises in late 2013, with sale date to be 1 January 2014; the market would be opened for additional retailers to compete for customers from 1 July 2014. As the result of a Government funded study, it was found that there would not be a benefit to the consumer at that point, the tendering process was aborted. Although the sale of the customer base did not go ahead, the date of full retail contestability remained at 1 July 2014, the market is now open for other entities to compete for all customers; as a result of the prior re-structuring, Aurora delivered a bonus to customers with an average 5% drop in electricity prices.

The non-retail sections of Aurora Energy merged with Transend Networks on 1 July 2014 to become TasNetworks. The retail arm of Aurora retained its original name and continues retailing electricity and natural gas in the state. Official website

Schneider National

Schneider National, Inc. is a provider of truckload and logistics services. Schneider's services include regional, long-haul, dedicated, intermodal, cross-dock logistics, pool point distribution, supply chain management, port logistics. Founded in 1935 when Al Schneider sold the family car to buy his first truck, Schneider is headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Don Schneider, Al's oldest son, succeeded Al as president on February 9, 1976, served in that role for 27 years. In 2002, Christopher Lofgren was named the company's third president and CEO. Schneider began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 6, 2017; the stock had an initial public offering of $19.50 per share. Schneider hauls 19,318 loads per day, with 11,650 company drivers, 10,120 company trucks and 33,830 trailers on the road; the company has 166 facilities, conducting business in the United States, Canada and China. Schneider's customers include more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500 companies. Trucking industry in the United States Truck driver Schneider

Farley Hall, Swallowfield

Farley Hall is a large 18th-century grade I listed country house in the English village of Farley Hill, in the civil parish of Swallowfield, Berkshire. The Hall was built in 1729 for John Walter. Plans for the landscaping were drawn up by the landscape gardener Charles Bridgeman. Formal gardens covering over 50 acres have now been lost to agricultural and commercial development; the house stands in parkland on high ground overlooking a lake and is built in brick in two storeys to a rectangular plan. The centre and oldest part has seven bays and is connected on each side by two bay links to four bay pavilions; the 1750 acre estate is bordered on three sides by tributaries of the River Thames. Within the grounds is a traditional working farm, a livery facility, a dairy farm, a commercial partridge and mixed bird shoot and a range of residential and commercial properties; the livery yard opened in February 2010 and is run by Gavin Crossley of the Household Cavalry. The Farley Hall Horse Trials became a new fixture in the British Eventing calendar in 2014.

The estate is owned by the fifth Viscount Bearsted and his family. The Viscountess runs a medical practice from the Hall

Capt. John T. Burkett House

The Capt. John T. Burkett House is a historic house in rural Ouachita Arkansas, it is located at 607 Ouachita County Road 65, near the community of Frenchport. The 1-1/2 story wood frame house was built c. 1899 by John Burkett, a ship's captain and part-owner of a local lumber mill. He served as the chief warden at Cummins Prison, as a regional agent of the Internal Revenue Service; the house is a fine example of Folk Victorian style. Its front facade has a porch running across its whole width, mounted on piers made of locally manufactured bricks, with its hip-roof supported by concrete columns that resemble Tuscan-style columns; the balustrade is a metal filigree work. A gable-roof balcony projects above the center of the porch; the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. National Register of Historic Places listings in Ouachita County, Arkansas

James Tennant (mineralogist)

James Tennant was an English mineralogist, the master of the Worshipful Company of Turners and mineralogist to Queen Victoria. Tennant was born on 8 February 1808 at Upton, near Southwell, Nottinghamshire, he was the third child in a family of twelve. His father, John Tennant, was an officer in Excise, his parents moved to Derby, Tennant attended a school in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. In October 1824, Tennant was apprenticed to a dealer in minerals at 149 Strand in London. After Mawe's death in 1829, Tennant managed the business with Mawe's widow, Sarah Mawe, who became known as "Mineralogist to Her Majesty", he purchased Sarah's share of the business on her retirement in 1840. Tennant attended classes at a mechanics' institute and the lectures of Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution in London. In 1838, on Faraday's recommendation, Tennant was appointed teacher of geological mineralogy at King's College London a professor. In 1853 the professorship of geology was added, but he resigned that post in 1869, retaining the other till his death.

From 1850 to 1867, Tennant was a lecturer on geology and mineralogy at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Tennant had an excellent practical knowledge of minerals. Tennant was an earnest advocate of technical education, giving his own money liberally to help, persuading the Turners' Company, of which he was master in 1874, to offer prizes for excellence in their craft; when the Koh-i-Noor diamond was recut, Tennant superintended the work In 1840, he becoming mineralogist to Queen Victoria in 1840, taking over from Sarah Mawe Tennant had oversight of Miss Burdett-Coutts's collection of minerals. Tennant was elected a fellow of the Geological Society in 1838, president of the Geologists' Association. Tennant died in London on 23 February 1881, he never married. A portrait of Tennant, painted by Rogers, was in the collection of Lady Burdett-Coutts. A copy was placed in the Strand vestry in commemoration of his services to the church schools and parish. Tennant wrote the following books or pamphlets: List of British Fossils, 1847.

Gems and Precious Stones, 1852. Catalogue of British Fossils in the Author's Collection, 1858. Description of the Imperial State Crown, 1858. Descriptive Catalogue of Gems, &c. bequeathed to the South Kensington Museum by the Rev. Chauncy Hare Townshend. Descriptive Catalogue of Diamonds in Europe, 1870, he in conjunction with David Thomas Ansted and Walter Mitchell, contributed Geology and Crystallography to Orr's Circle of Sciences in 1855. He produced two or three scientific papers, one on the Koh-i-Noor. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Tennant, James". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900