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Daimler Company

The Daimler Company Limited, until 1910, the Daimler Motor Company Limited, was an independent British motor vehicle manufacturer founded in London by H. J. Lawson in 1896, which set up its manufacturing base in Coventry; the company bought the right to the use of the Daimler name from Gottlieb Daimler and Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft of Cannstatt, Germany. After early financial difficulty and a reorganisation of the company in 1904, the Daimler Motor Company was purchased by Birmingham Small Arms Company in 1910, which made cars under its own name before World War II. In 1933, BSA made it a subsidiary of Daimler. Daimler was awarded a Royal Warrant to provide cars to the British Monarch in 1902. Daimler used alternative technology: the Knight engine which it further developed in the early twentieth century and used from 1909 to 1935, worm gear final drive fitted from 1909 until after the Second World War, their patented fluid flywheel used in conjunction with a Wilson preselector gearbox from 1930 to the mid-1950s.

In the 1950s, Daimler tried to widen its appeal with a line of smaller cars at one end and opulent show cars at the other, stopped making Lanchesters, had a publicised removal of their chairman from the board, developed and sold a sports car and a high-performance luxury saloon and limousine. In 1960, BSA sold Daimler to Jaguar Cars, which continued Daimler's line and added a Daimler variant of its Mark II sports saloon. Jaguar was merged into the British Motor Corporation in 1966 and British Leyland in 1968. Under these companies, Daimler became an upscale trim level for Jaguar cars except for the 1968–1992 Daimler DS420 limousine, which had no Jaguar equivalent despite being Jaguar-based; when Jaguar Cars was split off from British Leyland in 1984 it retained the Daimler company and brand. In 1990 Ford Motor Company bought Jaguar Cars and under Ford it stopped using the Daimler marque in 2007. Jaguar Cars remained in their ownership, from 2000 accompanied by Land Rover, until they sold both Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors in 2008, who created Jaguar Land Rover as a subsidiary holding company for them.

In 2013, Jaguar Cars was merged with Land Rover to form Jaguar Land Rover Limited, the rights to the Daimler car brand were transferred to the newly formed British multinational car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover. Engineer Frederick Richard Simms was supervising construction of an aerial cableway of his own design for the Bremen Exhibition in 1889 when he saw tiny railcars powered by Gottlieb Daimler's motors. Simms, born to English parents in Hamburg and raised by them there, became friends with Daimler, an Anglophile who had worked from autumn 1861 to summer 1863 at Beyer-Peacock in Gorton, Manchester. Simms introduced Daimler’s motors to England in 1890 to power launches. In an agreement dated 18 February 1891, he obtained British and Empire rights for the Daimler patents; that month, Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft lent Simms a motorboat with a 2 hp engine and an extra engine. In June 1891 Simms had set up a London office at 49 Leadenhall Street and founded Simms & Co consulting engineers. In May 1892, the motorboat, which Simms had named Cannstatt, began running on the Thames from Putney.

After demonstrating a motor launch to The Honourable Evelyn Ellis, Simms's motor launch business grew but became endangered when solicitor Alfred Hendriks was found to have been illegally taking money from the company. Hendriks severed his connections with Simms & Co. in February 1893. Simms' Daimler-related work was moved into a new company, The Daimler Motor Syndicate Limited, formed on 26 May 1893. Following the success of Daimler-powered Peugeots and Panhards at the 1894 Paris–Rouen competition, Simms decided to open a motor car factory the UK's first motor company. On 7 June 1895, Simms told the board of the Daimler Motor Syndicate that he intended to form The Daimler Motor Company Limited to acquire the British rights to the Daimler patents and to manufacture Daimler engines and cars in England; that month, he arranged for the syndicate to receive a ten percent commission on all British sales of Daimler-powered Panhard & Levassor cars. At the same meeting, Simms produced the first licence to operate a car under the Daimler patents.

It was for a ​3 1⁄2 hp Panhard & Levassor, bought in France by The Honourable Evelyn Ellis, who had three Daimler motor launches moored by his home at Datchet. On 3 July, after Ellis bought the licence, the car was landed at Southampton and driven by Ellis to Micheldever near Winchester where Ellis met Simms and they drove together to Datchet. Ellis drove it on to Malvern; this was the first long journey by motorcar in Britain. Simms referred to the car as a "Daimler Motor Carriage". In 1895, Simms announced plans to form The Daimler Motor Company Limited and to build a brand-new factory, with delivery of raw materials by light rail, for 400 workmen making Daimler engines and motor carriages. Simms asked his friend Daimler to be consulting engineer to the new enterprise. Works premises at Eel Pie Island on the Thames where the Thames Electric and Steam Launch Company, owned by Andrew Pears of Pears Soap fame, had been making electrically powered motor launches, were purchased to be used to service Daimler-powered motor launches.

Investor Harry John Lawson had set out to use The British Motor Syndicate Limited to monopolise motor car production in Britain by taking over every patent he could. As part of this goal, Lawson approached Simms on 15 October 1895, seeking the right to arrange the public flotation of the proposed new company and to acquire a large shareholding for his British

Ora Anlen

Ora Anlen is an Israeli paralympic champion. Anlen was born in Kibbutz HaMa'apil; as a young baby she remained paralyzed in both lower limbs. In 1964 she began practicing sports at the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled and was active in swimming and wheelchair basketball. In 1966 she participated for the first time in an international competition, she won 5 medals in the Stoke Mandeville Games that year, in 1968 won 4 medals and gained a world record during the 1968 Summer Paralympics. Anlen continued to excel, winning seven medals in the 1971 Stoke Mandeville Games, 5 medals in the 1972 Summer Paralympics, 4 medals in the 1976 Summer Paralympics. Over the years she held three world records. Anlen is married since 1977 to a delegate to the 1976 Summer Paralympics. Results for Ora Goldstein from the International Paralympic Committee

2013 Presidents Cup

The 2013 Presidents Cup was held October 3–6 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb north of Columbus. It was the sixth played in the United States; the selection of Muirfield as the 2013 tournament site was taken as a tribute to golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who designed the course. Nicklaus has said that his involvement as tournament host for the 2013 Presidents Cup "probably will be my last involvement in anything significant in the game of golf". Muirfield was the third U. S. course to host the tournament, the first course in the world to host Presidents Cup, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup international team competitions. In May 2012, Fred Couples and Nick Price were named captains of the U. S. and International teams, respectively. The United States won for the fifth successive time with an 18​1⁄2–15​1⁄2 victory over the International team; the first day consists of six matches of fourball. The second day consists of six matches of foursomes; the third day consists of five matches of fourball in the morning and five matches of foursomes in the afternoon.

On the fourth and final day, twelve singles matches were played. 34 matches were played in all. All fourball and foursomes matches that are all-square after 18 holes will score ​1⁄2 point for each team. All singles matches; the fourball matches. Both teams had 12 players; the United States team featured the top 10 in earnings from September 19, 2011 through September 2, 2013, with 2013 earnings weighted double, two captain's picks. The captain's picks were announced on September 4, 2013; the final standings were: The International team featured the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of September 2, 2013 and two captain's picks. The captain's picks were announced on September 4, 2013; the final standings were: OWGR as of September 2013, the last ranking before the Cup. Age as of the start of the Cup on October 3, 2013; the American team took a one-point lead after the first day of play, winning the final three matches and halving another. Play was delayed for 90 minutes due to rain but all matches.

A nearly three-hour delay due to severe weather meant that only two of the six matches were completed on Friday. Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley defeated Jason Day and Graham DeLaet, 4 and 3, while Brendon de Jonge and Ernie Els defeated Hunter Mahan and Bill Hass, 4 and 3; the Americans led 4​1⁄2 to 3​1⁄2 at the close of play Friday. Matches resumed early Saturday morning with both sides winning two matches to tie the session at 3–3. Rain interrupted play for the third straight day; the U. S. team won. The matches did not end until late afternoon. Due to the mornings rain delay, the afternoon foursomes were not completed Saturday. Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson defeated Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman, 4 and 3, in the only match completed Saturday; the other four matches were complete through 9 to 13 holes. The table below reflects the official order. Match 19 began first, followed by Match 18, Match 22, Match 20, Match 21; the matches are listed in their official order but the first five matches were played in this order: Matsuyama/Mahan, Day/Snedeker, DeLaet/Spieth, Els/Stricker, de Jonge/Dufner.

Each entry refers to the Win–Loss–Half record of the player. Official website