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Chief operating officer

The chief operating officer called the chief operations officer, is one of the highest-ranking executive positions in an organization, comprising part of the "C-Suite". The COO is responsible for the daily operation of the company, reports to the highest-ranking executive the chief executive officer; the COO is the second-in-command at the firm if the highest-ranking executive is the chairman and CEO. Unlike other C-Suite positions, which tend to be defined according to designated responsibilities across most companies, the COO job tends to be defined in relation to the specific CEO with whom they work, given the close working relationship of these two individuals. In many ways, the selection of a COO is similar to the selection of a Vice President or Chief of Staff of the United States: power and responsibility structures vary in government and private regimes depending on the style and needs of the president or CEO. Thus, the COO role meets individual changes as leadership teams adjust. In a similar vein to the COO the title of corporate president as a separate position is loosely defined.

The president is the recognized highest rank of corporate officer, ranking above the various vice presidents, but on its own considered subordinate, in practice, to the CEO. Lloyd E. Reuss was president of General Motors from 1990 to 1992, as the right-hand man of chairman and CEO Robert C. Stempel. Stempel insisted on naming Reuss as company president in charge of North American operations, the board reluctantly agreed but showed their displeasure by not giving Reuss the title of COO. Richard D. Parsons was number two in the company hierarchy during his tenure as president of Time Warner from 1995 to 2001, but he had no authority over the operating divisions, instead took on assignments at the behest of chairman and CEO Gerald Levin. Michael Capellas was appointed president of Hewlett-Packard in order to ease its acquisition and integration of Compaq, where Capellas was chairman and CEO. Capellas ended up serving just six months as HP president before departing, his former role of president was not filled as the executives who reported to him reported directly to the CEO.

In 2007, the investment banking firms of Bear Stearns and Morgan Stanley each had two presidents reporting to one CEO. Schwartz became sole president of Bear after Spector was ousted, several months assumed the position of CEO as well when James Cayne was forced to resign. Tom Anselmi of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment was chief operating officer from 2004 until September 6, 2013. Between the departure of Richard Peddie and the hiring of Tim Leiweke for the posts of president and CEO, Anselmi added the title of president from September 4, 2012, to June 30, 2013, however he remained COO and did not receive the title of CEO. Richard Fuld, the chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers, had a succession of "number twos" under him titled as president and chief operating officer. Chris Pettit was Fuld's second-in-command for two decades until November 26, 1996, when he resigned as president and board member. Pettit lost a power struggle with his deputies on March 15 that year that caused him to relinquish its COO title brought about after the three men found about Pettit's extramarital affairs, which violated Fuld's unwritten rules on marriage and social etiquette.

Bradley Jack and Joseph M. Gregory were appointed co-COOs in 2002, but Jack was demoted to the office of the chairman in May 2004 and departed in June 2005 with a severance package of $80 million, making Gregory the sole COO. While Fuld was considered the "face" of Lehman brothers, Gregory was in charge of day-to-day operations and he influenced culture to drive the bottom line. Gregory was demoted on June 12, 2008, replaced as president and COO by Bart McDade, serving as head of Equities, McDade would see Lehman through bankruptcy. Thomas W. LaSorda served as president and CEO of Chrysler from January 1, 2006, to August 5, 2007, while Chrysler was owned by Daimler-Benz; when Cerberus Capital bought majority control of Chrysler, Bob Nardelli was appointed chairman and CEO of Chrysler, while LaSorda became vice chairman and president. Despite the appointment of a second vice chairman and president, Jim Press, LaSorda stayed on. LaSorda's titles as vice chairman and president stated that he was in charge of manufacturing and supply, employee relations, global business development and alliances.

However, LaSorda's actual role was to find a new partner or buyer for Chrysler, leading to speculation that Cerberus Capital was less interested in rebuilding the auto manufacturer than it was to turning profit though a leveraged buyout. Research in Motion's corporate structure had more than one COO, including Jim Rowan as chief operating officer for global operations, Thorsten Heins as COO of products and sales; the Walt Disney Company has used the President and COO titles in varied ways for their number two executive. Ron W. Miller was president from 1978 to 1984, while serving additionally as CEO for 18 months from 1983 to 84. Frank Wells was president from 1984 to 1994, where he reported to the board of directors and not chairman and CEO Michael Eisner; when Wells died in a helicopter crash, no replacemen

Old Dominion–VCU basketball rivalry

The Old Dominion–VCU basketball rivalry is a college sports rivalry between the VCU Rams of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Old Dominion Monarchs of Old Dominion University. It is regarded as the best college basketball rivalry in the Commonwealth of Virginia; the rivalry between Virginia Commonwealth University and Old Dominion University exists because of the similar histories of the two Virginia public universities. Both schools have historic affiliations with The College of Mary. One of VCU's predecessor institutions, the Richmond Professional Institute, became part of W&M in 1925. ODU was founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of W&M. In addition, from 1960 to 1962, both RPI and the Norfolk Division were part of The Colleges of William & Mary, a short-lived university system consisting of W&M and its affiliated institutions. VCU, located in the state capital of Richmond, is just 90 miles down Interstate 64 from ODU, located in Norfolk. Both schools are major research universities located in an urban environment.

They are both large universities consisting of a diverse student body. Throughout much of the history of the rivalry, ODU and VCU had been in the same conference, most the Colonial Athletic Association; this ended after the 2011 -- 12 season. ODU left the CAA for Conference USA a year later. Rick Kiefner, a 1969 graduate of ODU who worked on Saturday's radio broadcast of the game, tells a story that he thinks best reflects the beginnings of the intensity - and animosity - between the programs. During the 1970 season, Kiefner was part of a group of about 50 ODU fans who chartered a bus to Richmond for a game at VCU's old Franklin Street gym. After mailing a check for the tickets, the ODU group received a package in return from VCU, but no tickets were inside. Instead, somebody had sent a box of screws. Old Dominion victories are shaded in ██ blue. VCU victories shaded in ██ gold

James Veitch, Lord Elliock

James Veitch, Lord Elliock FRSE was a Scottish advocate, judge and landowner who became a Senator of the College of Justice. He was born in Edinburgh in September 1712, the son ofChristian Thomson, daughter of Gavin Thomson, Provost of Peebles, William Veitch of Elliock House near Dumfries, a Writer to the Signet who died in 1747. Veitch studied Law at the University of Leyden University and Halle University. While in Germany he met and befriended Frederick the Great, he passed the Scottish bar as an advocate and was elected to the Faculty of Advocates in 1738. He was appointed Sheriff-Depute of Peebles in 1747, he served as MP for Dumfriesshire from 1755 to 1760. In 1761 he was elected a Senator of the College of Justice in the place of Andrew Macdowal, Lord Bankton, he was Commissioner for Forfeited Estates in 1769, as Deputy Governor of the Royal Bank of Scotland, as a member of the Board of Trustees for Manufactures & Fisheries. In 1775 he is listed as living at Jock's Lodge to the east of Edinburgh.

He moved to St Andrew Square in the 1780s, as soon. In 1783 he was a founding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he died at St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, on 1 July 1793. His position as Senator was filled by Lord Polkemmet, he was buried in Restalrig Churchyard in eastern Edinburgh on 5 July. His children included Mary Veitch and Henry Veitch of Elliock Commissioner of excise, who married Zepherina Loughman of George Square, Edinburgh. Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Veitch, James". Dictionary of National Biography. 58. London: Smith, Elder & Co

Wainwright Prize

The Wainwright Prize is a literary prize awarded annually for the best work of general outdoors, nature and UK-based travel writing. It celebrates the legacy of British guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright; the prize was established by Frances Lincoln Publishers and The Wainwright Society, in association with The National Trust. It was sponsored by Thwaites Brewery, who produced a beer called Wainwright Ale and is now sponsored by Marston's Brewery, who have taken over Thwaites' production of Wainwright Golden Beer; the prize was first awarded in 2014 to Hugh Thomson for his The Green Road Into The Trees: A Walk through England. The winner receives a cheque for £5,000. 2019 — Robert Macfarlane, Underland 2018 — Adam Nicolson, The Seabird’s Cry 2017 — John Lewis-Stempel, Where Poppies Blow 2016 — Amy Liptrot, The Outrun 2015 — John Lewis-Stempel, Meadowland 2014 — Hugh Thomson, The Green Road Into The Trees: A Walk through England The books shortlisted for the 2019 prize were: Juliet Blaxland, The Easternmost House Mark Cocker, Our Place Luke Turner, Out of the Woods Kate Humble, Thinking on My Feet Julia Blackburn, Time Song Robert Macfarlane, Underland Isabella Tree, Wilding Neil Ansell, The Last Wilderness Alys Fowler, Hidden Nature John Grindrod, Outskirts John Lister-Kaye, The Dun Cow Rib Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, The Lost Words Adam Nicolson, The Seabird’s Cry Raynor Winn, The Salt Path Madeleine Bunting, Love of Country Simon Cooper, The Otters' Tale John Lewis-Stempel, The Running Hare John Lewis-Stempel, Where Poppies Blow Stephen Moss, Wild Kingdom Christopher Somerville, The January Man Clover Stroud, The Wild Other Rob Cowen, Common Ground Amy Liptrot, The Outrun Robert Macfarlane, Landmarks Michael McCarthy, The Moth Snowstorm Katharine Norbury, The Fish Ladder James Rebanks, The Shepherd's Life Adam Thorpe, On Silbury Hill Clare Balding, Walking Home Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk Joanne Parker, Britannia Obscura: Mapping Hidden Britain John Lewis-Stempel, Meadowland Mark Cocker, Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet Oliver Rackham, The Ash Tree Philip Marsden, Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place Philip Walling, Counting Sheep Richard Askwith, Running Free: A Runner’s Journey Back to Nature Tristan Gooley, The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs William Atkins, The Moor Prizes named after people Official website

Desert Desperadoes

Desert Desperadoes is a 1959 American/Italian Biblical drama film directed by Steve Sekely from an original screenplay by Victor Stoloff and Robert Hill. Co-produced by the Italian company Venturini Express and the American studio Nasht Productions, it was distributed by RKO Radio Pictures through the States Rights Independent Exchanges and released on July 16, 1959; the film stars Akim Tamiroff. A merchant's caravan led by Verrus, a former Roman soldier, comes across a beautiful woman bound to a post; the merchant doesn't wish to intervene. She is identifying herself only as Isthar, a name that may or may not be real; the merchant is transporting gold and other valuable commodities across the desert. When a band of refugees and a small child who might be the rumored messiah need sanctuary, Verrus agrees though King Herod's soldiers are to come after them; the merchant conspires behind Verrus's back, coaxing Isthar into distracting Fabius Quintus, a guard who has become infatuated with her beauty.

Isthar is in need of help and pleads with Fabius, who spurns and injures her. No one else but the refugees will help her. Herod's soldiers attack, so Isthar gives up her own camels to the infant's mother, remaining behind. She, along with all the others, is killed. Ruth Roman as The Woman Akim Tamiroff as The Merchant Otello Toso as Verrus Gianni Musy as Fabius Arnoldo Foà as The Chaldean Alan Furlan as Rais Nino Marchetti as Metullus Harrison's Reports gave the picture a lukewarm review, they enjoyed the background story, as well as the action sequences, but felt the overall plot was routine. They gave good marks to Akim Tamiroff for their performances. Desert Desperadoes on IMDb Desert Desperadoes at the TCM Movie Database Desert Desperadoes at the American Film Institute Catalog

Els Catarres

Els Catarres are a Catalan pop-folk band. The members of Els Catarres are Èric Vergés and Jan Riera Prats from Aiguafreda and Roser Cruells from Centelles; the band is famous for the song Jenifer. The band formed towards the end of 2010, starting with small gigs in bars and at la Fira d'Artesania d'Aiguafreda, their first E. P was released, though only available online. Thanks to their most famous song "Jenifer", a song about a prohibited love between a patriotic Catalan man and a "xoni" from Castefa, they rose to fame in 2011; the word xoni is a slang term which in this context refers to young people in Catalunya who are culturally Castilian. By June 2011 the music video for "Jenifer" had received 200,000 views and by mid-September it reached 800,000. By the beginning of October it had reached over a million views and many covers were created of the song. By the summer of 2011, they had over 100 concerts planned around Catalunya; the band only released their music on CD, under the condition that it continued to be available online for free.

On 29 November 2011 their first album was released for general sale, Cançons 2011, consisting of 13 songs, four of which unedited. Under the company Discmedi Blau, the album was released in shops, though available for free online; the first unedited song to be released was "Me'n vaig al camp", a parody of a "modernet" from Barcelona that decides to go and live in the countryside. The disc sold over 5,000 copies. In March 2012 Els Catarres were awarded the "Enderrock 2012" prize for best lyrics, for the song "Jenifer". Http://www.enderrock.cat/noticia/5512/trio/moda/catarres http://www.ara.cat/xarxes/Els_Catarres-Jenifer-potser_vindre-videoclip-xarxes_0_506949544.html https://web.archive.org/web/20131203012228/http://www.vilaweb.cat/noticia/3901313/20110622/catarres-directe-vilaweb.html http://www.324.cat/video/3579930/Els-Catarres-i-lexit-de-la-seva-Jenifer Els Catarres